Your favourite stories and authors at the Children’s Museum!

October 28, 2011


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, October 27, 2011 In conjunction with the Much More Munsch exhibition, the Canadian Children’s Museum features the Best Books: Children’s Reading Series, a series of inspiring presentations by award-winning Canadian children’s writers and illustrators, designed to make reading fun.

On Saturday, November 5, the Children’s Museum invites you to meet Marie-Louise Gay, author and illustrator of more than 60 books, including the wildly popular Stella series. She will give a hands-on workshop for children and families featuring her latest delightful book, Caramba and Henry.

On Sunday, December 4, get in the mood of the festive season with a wonderful story and craft activity by outstanding kid’s author Sharon Jennings. The co-author of Franklin the Turtle books will read from her book A Chanukah Noel.

In January, award-winning author/illustrator Barbara Reid will read from her latest book, Picture a Tree and demonstrate how she crafts beautiful art from Plasticine. In February, author Frank Edwards explains how to create extraordinary stories from ordinary subjects. Finally, in March, families are invited to join author/illustrator Geneviève Côté for a hands-on workshop about the making of books.

Caramba and Henry
Saturday, November 5
1 p.m. in French
2:30 p.m. in English
Children’s Museum Theatre
Come meet Marie-Louise Gay, author and illustrator.  

A Chanukah Noel
Sunday, December 4
2 p.m.
Lecture in English, bilingual workshop
David M. Stewart Salon
Story and craft activity with author Sharon Jennings

Picture a Tree
Saturday, January 28, 2012
2 p.m.
Lecture in English, bilingual workshop
Reading and demonstration with award-winning author/illustrator Barbara Reid. Children can make their own creations to take home.

Melody Mooner Takes Lessons
Sunday, February 26, 2012
2 p.m.
Lecture in English, bilingual workshop
Frank Edwards’ many books include series featuring the Bungalo Boys, the Mooners and Pokeweed Public School.

Me and You!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
1 p.m. in French
2:30 p.m. in English
Meet Pig and Rabbit from the pages of Genevieve Côté’s acclaimed books Me and You and Without You, and learn how to bring your own characters to life.

Presented by the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the TD Bank Group.

More information is available at or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

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