Two Times Finalist!!

Oh my! I am twice as happy today! I just learned that two (yes, TWO!) of my books made the long-list for the OLA 2015 Forest of Reading!

« Une Charlotte olympique » is finalist for the Prix Peuplier (French picture book category) and my middle grade chapter book « Embrouilles à Embrun » is finalist for the Prix Tamarac Express (French pre-teen category). What an honour! Just knowing that hundreds of French and French immersion kids will get to read my books, and perhaps even vote for them (a girl can dream!) is filling me with such joy that I can hardly contain myself!
Thank you to the selection committee! And thank you to OLA for taking on such a hugely exciting program!
1794539_837417662987181_4557798398577625234_nIf you’d like to see the 108 books that are finalists in the 9 award categories, click here!

If you’d like to register your school or class for this year’s Forêt de la lecture program, click here and for Forest of Reading, click here!
Now, what finalist book will I read first? 😉


Night Flight Now Available in Chinese!

luca chinois-1Wànsuì! (which means Hooray! in Chinese)
My picture book « Night Flight » is now available in Chinese! And what a beautiful version it is. Who needs to get a Chinese character tattoo when you have your own book in Chinese Simplified characters 😉 This is the third language that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this story translated into. Night Flight is also available in French (original version), Arabic and English, of course.
The though of children all over the world reading and sharing my story brings me a lot of joy. It’s moments like these that make writing for children the best possible carreer in the world.
Thank you to the Éditions Scholastic / Scholastic Canada team for making this partnership with Beijing Mediatime Books possible!

Read my books in the Forest!

I got some great news today!

Every year, the Ontario Library Association (OLA) has a wonderful literacy program called The Forest of Reading where young readers from across the province read a selection of books and vote for their favourite. This culminates into a massive celebration at Harbourfront in Toronto in May where thousand of kids come and meet the authors they’ve read. Since 2010, Forest of Reading also has French categories. In the past, I’ve had the pleasure of having two of my books, Tous les œufs dans le même panier and Coup de théâtre à Stratford, make the cut and be finalists for this award.

Today, I got the news that not one but TWO of my new releases are in the running! Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines is a finalist for the Prix Tamarac Express and Chapeau Charlotte! is in the running for the brand new picture book award, Prix Peuplier.

If you’d like more information about the Forest of Reading program, or if you’d like to have your class join in, click here!

Thank you, Forest of Reading selection committee! Now, all we can do is read and… knock on wood! 😉