Books and Food with Kelsey Garrity Riley

Books and Food with Kelsey Garrity Riley

Secret Society of Books: Two things I imagine for your book inspiration: Idea one: You were sitting in a cozy restaurant pushing your dumplings around on their plate and you imagined them dancing on a stage. Idea two: You were asked in an interview what your favorite...

Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” -- Alex Haley    There are so many beatiful picture books that celebrate grandparents in various ways. Priya Dreams of Marigolds &...

November 18th is High-Five a Librarian Day

A librarian is so much more than a person who knows where all the books are. They are one of the most important people our kids come into contact with at school. I first came across Matthew Winner through The Children's Book Podcast which had a different name at that...

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 Children's Lit industry....

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 style?...

An Interview with Laguna Vintage

An Interview with Laguna Vintage

It only takes one visit to know you have stumbled upon not just something, but someone special. I wanted to know more about the woman with the exquisite eye for design and vintage books. Meet Gina of Laguna Vintage. Kellie: You have exquisite taste in vintage...

Modern Day Willy Wonka

Modern Day Willy Wonka

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  If you...

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...

An Interview with Christian Robinson

An Interview with Christian Robinson

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. In celebration, I got to interview one of the most beloved illustrators in Children’s books today, Mr. Christian Robinson. His work reaches a wide audience with its beauty and remarkable way...

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