Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar (Nimbus, 2011)
by Wendy Kitts
Non-fiction children’s book for 7-9 year olds
Available October 15, 2011
With its singing sands, wandering dunes and wild horses, Sable Island is one of the most magical places in the world. Yet very few people are ever allowed to visit the vulnerable island designated a Canadian national park in 2010.
From the pirates that once preyed on travellers to the thousands of seals that come to the island each year, Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar brings your readers up close to this beautiful, fragile place. Full of photographs, science, and history, Sable Island is an exciting look at a truly untamed part of the world.
Book Launch Saturday, October 15th, 2:30 p.m.
WordsFall, Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick
Algonquin Room, Fairmont Algonquin, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick
Presentation on Sable Island and book signing
Saturday, October 22nd, 2:00 p.m.
Moncton Public Library, Moncton, New Brunswick
Wendy Kitts is a freelance writer who has written for Reader's Digest, Canada's History, Saltscapes, and More. A member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, she was a regular contributor of children's book reviews to Canadian Children Book News, the Globe & Mail, Atlantic Books Today, and the New Brunswick Reader (weekly column).
Wendy is also a co-author of Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read (Goose Lane Editions, 2009), an anthology on literacy. For a full list of her upcoming presentations and book signings, check out Wendy's website here: www.wendykitts.ca
Brian Henry has a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop coming up in St. Catharines on January 14, 2012 (see here).
Also, Brian will be leading "How to Get Published" workshops on Saturday, Oct 22, in Elliot Lake (see here), Sunday, Oct 23, in Sudbury (see here) and on December 3 in Oakville with guest Ali McDonald of The Rights Factory literary agency (see here).
See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, OrangevilleGravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.