A Velocity of Being – Letters to a Young Reader

A Velocity of Being – Letters to a Young Reader

I would be doing any reader and lover of picture books a great disservice if I didn’t share this book in all its brilliance. Every page drips with inspiration in visuals and text. Diverse voices and artwork fill the pages and just like a good story, some you...
Five 2018 Halloween books to love

Five 2018 Halloween books to love

Stumpkin Recommended for ages: 2-6 Stumpkin, as you can guess, isn’t the perfect pumpkin. He sits as all the other pumpkins are chosen and given places in the window. He recognizes his faults but gives himself a pep talk, because he would like to become a jack...
Illustrator’s Breakfast with Sara Gillingham

Illustrator’s Breakfast with Sara Gillingham

This Saturday, October 13th, I will have the pleasure of introducing Sara Gillingham at the Illustrator’s Breakfast held by the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable. She is an extremely talented illustrator, author and designer in the...
Another Dimension with Elly MacKay

Another Dimension with Elly MacKay

Kellie – I am a very big fan of your artwork and process. You have a magical element to your work that is instantly recognizable. I saw a picture you shared of yourself as a teen with one of your first dioramas, how old were you when you started to develop your...
Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Like most people, my first introduction to Maurice Sendak was through the picture book Where The Wild Things Are. I was immediately smitten from storyline to the exquisite use of textures. It felt as if Sendak had been the inventor of crosshatching. However when I...
Interview with Jon Klassen

Interview with Jon Klassen

  In celebration of Fathers Day,  I spoke with New York Times best selling, Caldecott medalist, minimalist extraordinaire, and new father Jon Klassen.  We spoke about his new book with Mac and his writing a new chapter in life, parenthood.    Kellie: Your...