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Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 at 5:06pm

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Be First Reading Club: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

by Solana Johannson - Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 at 9:02pm

The next Winnipeg session for our ever-popular Be First Reading Club will take place on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM. We will be discussing Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman.

Cover image for Tess of the RoadIn the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy. Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret.

Copies are limited, so be sure to sign up early for a chance to discuss this great new novel.


The Be First Reading Club is is a teen book club with a twist. Sign up to receive an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of the selected title and read a book before it's even published.
For more information, please call the Kids Service Desk at 204-475-0492

Categories: Book Clubs, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

INVENTIONS - Winnipeg and Saskatoon Writing Contest Winners

by Shanleigh K - Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 5:52pm

Congratulations to this year's award-winning authors of our Grade 5/6 Writing Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered, and I hope you continue to pursue your writing well into the future.

Winnipeg Winners
First Place
"Slow Growers" by Alanis G.

Second Place
"Solving the Riddles of Snow" by Alexa C.

Third Place
"The Switching Machine" by Felix W.


Saskatoon Winners
First Place
"Money Tree" by Jasmine H.

Second Place
"The 4-Stroke Engine and Gas Cars" by Dillan G.

Third Place
"Homeworkanator" by Macy N.


A big thank you to our wonderful guest judge, Larry Verstraete!

Please join us on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at our Awards Ceremony for a chance to hear our authors read aloud their award-winning entries.

Categories: Awards, Contests and Giveaways, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

2017 MYRCA Winner and Honour Books

by Shanleigh K - Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 4:42pm

The winner and honour book recipients of the 2017 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards (MYRCA) have offically been announced. 

Congratulations to Allan Stratton for his 2017 MYRCA winning title, The Dogs!

And congratulations to the two 2017 MYRCA Honour winners:
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
Minrs by Kevin Sylvester


Stay tuned for the 2018 MYRCA list, to be announced soon. For information about the Fall award ceremony, please visit the MYRCA website at MYRCA.ca

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

Raina Telgemeier Comes to Winnipeg

by Shanleigh K - Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 9:54am

Raina Telgemeier, award-winning cartoonist of the bestselling graphic novels Smile, Sisters, and Drama, is coming to Winnipeg on September 18!

In addition to adapting and illustrating four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin's Baby-sitters Club series, and Raina has also contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina's accolades include an Eisner Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. 

In her latest graphic novel Ghosts, Catrina isn't happy about moving to the coast of Northern California, but her little sister, Maya, has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbour lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with — gulp... ghosts. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake, and her own.

Join us for An Afternoon with Raina Telgemeier, Sunday September 18, 12 noon at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre John Hirsch Mainstage, 174 Market Avenue. Tickets are $5.00 and available in person at McNally Robinson Booksellers or by calling 204-475-0483.

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