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Loula and the Sister Recipe
Have You Ever Seen an Octopus with a Broom?
First Hockey Words
The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear


Anne Villeneuve

Loula and the Sister Recipe – Author & Illustrator

Anne Villeneuve has written and illustrated close to 40 books, created games for magazines, illustrated for newspapers and designed cake boxes for a bakery. Over the years, her work has earned her many distinguished recognitions, such as the Governor General's Literary Award and the Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles Literary Award in 2000, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2005 and 2009, and the Mr. Christie’s Book Award in 1998.

Etta Kaner

Have You Ever Seen an Octopus with a Broom? – Author

Etta Kaner is a retired elementary school teacher and writer for both children and educators. Her children’s books have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Scientific American Young Readers Book Award and the Science in Society Book Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeff Szuc

Have You Ever Seen an Octopus with a Broom? – Illustrator

Illustrator Jeff Szuc lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. He works mostly in acrylics and feels any day he gets to play with paint is a really good day. He is illustrator of the Have You Ever Seen series.

Per-Henrik Gürth

First Hockey Words – Author & Illustrator

Per-Henrik Gürth is a graphic designer and illustrator of more than a dozen children's books, including the bestselling titles Canada 123 and ABC of Canada. Through his work, he shared his great love for his adopted country with little readers from coast to coast.

David Bruins

The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear – Author

David Bruins lives in Dundas, Ontario, and spends most of his days as a computer programmer. However, he'd much rather spend his time riding his bicycle, playing guitar or telling stories to anyone who will listen.

Hilary Leung

The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear – Illustrator

Hilary Leung is a graphic artist in Burlington, Ontario, and a graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College. His work for Kids Can Press includes the very popular Ninja Cowboy Bear series.

Coming Soon - Look Where We Live, Hocus Pocus Takes the Train, The Delicious Bug, and Wade’s Wiggly Antlers.
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