TIFA KIDS! Reading: Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Winner

Sydney Smith 

TIFA KIDS! Reading: Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Winner

Sydney Smith 

2:00pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

30 mins

Prepare for a weekend of literary adventure. From October 31 to November 1, TIFA will proudly present an offering of free, digital activities to surprise and delight the entire family.

This event is a 15-minute presentation by the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award winner Sydney Smith with Small in the City. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Book Awards celebrate the best Canadian books for young people. The winners for the 2020 English-language awards were announced in a live broadcast on October 30.

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About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not‐for‐profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, please visit bookcentre.ca.

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Prepare for a weekend of literary adventure. From October 31 to November 1, TIFA will proudly present an offering of free, digital activities to surprise and delight the entire family.

This event is a 15-minute presentation by the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award winner Sydney Smith with Small in the City. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Book Awards celebrate the best Canadian books for young people. The winners for the 2020 English-language awards were announced in a live broadcast on October 30.

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

About the Canadian Children’s Book Centre

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is a national, not‐for‐profit organization founded in 1976. We are dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents select the very best for young readers. For more information, please visit bookcentre.ca.

Marilyn Baillie WINNER logo

Featured Authors

Sydney Smith was born in rural Nova Scotia and has been drawing from an early age. Since graduating from NSCAD University, he has illustrated numerous children’s books, including the highly acclaimed wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers, conceived by Jon Arno Lawson, which won a Governor General’s Award, among many other honours, and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. He is also the illustrator of Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, for which he was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, and which won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Prize. Small in the City is the first picture book that Sydney has written as well as illustrated.

Read more about Sydney Smith 

2:00pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

30 mins

What to read

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