Thursday, October 27, 2011

Launch for When I Was Small

When: Monday November 7th, 7:00 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 West 8th Ave, Vancouver
Join us for the lovely launch of When I Was Small by Sara O'Leary and Julie Morstad.
Both Sara and Julie will be there to answer any questions about their delightful series!

Monday, October 24, 2011

picture books we have known and loved

Check out this wonderful article posted by Canadian Bookshelf and written by Sara O'Leary, author of When I Was Small.
She reviews a handful of Canadian pictures that "are now part of the family and wherever we go, they go with us".
She includes two Simply Read titles, "Singing Away the Dark" and "Foggy"!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

picture book proclamation

What an excellent thing! This picture book proclamation is for all lovers and writers and publishers of picture books.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

cute to kill

If you are in Vancouver, check out this awesome Halloween animation event featuring the animation work of one of Simply Read's very own illustrators--Sleepless Kao.

Cute to Kill II — Special Halloween Edition

Friday October 28 | 8 – 11 PM | $12/10 | @ VIVO (Main St. × 4th Ave.)

Cute to Kill 2 is an expose of recent video works from local, national, and international animators and video artists. Each short film explores the artists’ morbid fascination with dark subject matter through the guise of “cute” (a prevalent juxtaposition in contemporary Asian pop culture). In their first co-production, Yuriko Iga (of Blim) and Asa Mori bring together a wide range of adorably despondent short films to be viewed as a collection for this one night only.

Featuring local, national, and international Japanese artists:
Yuriko Iga / Kaori Kasai / Mirai Mizue / Asa Mori / Kei Oyama / Sachiyo Takahashi / Yuki Takahashi / Atsushi Wada

With special print exhibit, live performance, animations, and limited edition t-shirt.

Advance tix available at Blim for $10/12 at the door.
Seniors, PSF members, and Halloween costumed: $10 at the door.

Call 604 872 8180 or for information.

For more, check out here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

starry starry night

This is a lovely, inspiring idea to spruce up a child's room. Use a star punch to cut out stars from a window shade and create a lovely night sky in the bedroom.

Thanks to Color Me Katie for the idea!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Picture This, Pussycats!

This exhibition by Vancouver artist and illustrator Rae Maté features original illustrations on canvas and paper from her three children's books, including her latest, Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been, as well as playful "portraits" of cats and crocodiles.

Where: Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, 950 W. 41st, Vancouver
Opening Reception: Thur Nov 3, 2011 • 7-9 pm
Artist in attendance • Free Admission
Exhibit continues to Sun Dec 4, 2011

Singing Away the Dark on North by Northwest

This previous Sunday, North by Northwest, the CBC radio show hosted by Sheryl MacKay, featured Caroline Woodward talking about her beautiful book, Singing Away the Dark!
Listen to the show here and find out more about what inspired Caroline to write this story.