Looking for ways to enjoy The Branch even more? Look no further! The wonderful folks at Kids Can Press have put together an amazing, FREE, teaching guide that’s yours for the taking. Use it in class or use it at home!
The lessons in this teaching guide are designed to enhance a child’s ability to deal with challenging emotions, as well as think about the “potential” of each difficult situation, similar to the main character in the story. It’s also a lot of fun!
Click HERE to download it!
La voici! La voilà! La version en coréen de mon album Ma branche préférée est maintenant disponible! N’est-ce pas qu’elle a l’air chouette? J’aime particulièrement le caractère qui ressemble à un petit bonhomme dans le titre. Vous le voyez? Je me demande si ça veut dire “personne”? Ou peut-être est-ce que ça signifie “fille”? Qui sait… Une chose est certaine, je suis aux anges de savoir que mon histoire de tempête de verglas continue de voyager dans le monde entier!
It’s here! The korean version of The Branch is now available. Doesn’t it look cool? Thank you to the team at Kids Can Press who keep finding new and wonderful ways to make my story travel and reach more readers!
It is with great honour that I will be the judge of the 2017 edition of the Creative Braille Writing Contest. Organized by the CNIB, this one-of-a-kind competition is open to anglophone and francophone primary and secondary students who are blind or partially sighted and who live in Canada. The stories, essays and poems will be submitted in braille where a panel of experts will rate them on their accuracy. Afterwards, the texts will be translated into sighted text for me to enjoy. I can’t wait!
The goal of this contest is to encourage kids with vision challenges to write and express themselves in braille while sharing their work with others from across the country. There are many cash prizes to be won in dozens of categories and the winners will be announced this fall during a great awards ceremony with all the finalists.
Here is an interview (in French) with Amélie Boucher, the 7 year old winner of last year’s competition in the poetry category. Impressive, n’est-ce pas?
I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful initiative and wish all the participants good luck!