Open Book Recommends: Children's Poetry Books

April is National Poetry Month, presenting a perfect opportunity to introduce young readers to the world of Canadian poetry. Last week we shared a list of recommended poetry collections for adults and this week, we've put together a list of some excellent poetry for young readers.

Don't forget to visit our event pages at Open Book: Toronto and Open Book: Ontario to find National Poetry Month events happening throughout the month of April.

The WAR Series: Writers as Readers, with Sonja Greckol

In Skein of Days (Pedlar Press), poet Sonja Greckol uses the lives of women in the 20th century as a narrative jumping off point for a collection that is by turns playful, moving and witty.

Today we speak with Sonja as part of our The WAR Series: Writers As Readers, which gives writers an opportunity to talk about the books that shaped them, from first loves to new favourites.

Sonja tells us about being terrified by poetry, the magic of cottage reading and the lessons she's learned from workshopping with writer friends.

Crime Writers of Canada Announces the Arthur Ellis Longlist for Best Novel

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the Longlist for Best Novel in the 2014 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing.

The 2014 Best Novel Longlist is as follows:

John Brooke, Walls of a Mind (Signature Editions)
Gina Buonaguro & Janice Kirk, The Wolves of St. Peter's (HarperCollins Canada)
Sean Haldane, The Devil's Making (Stone Flower Press)
Lee Lamothe, Presto Variations (Dundurn Press)
Michael McCann, The Rainy Day Killer (Plaid Raccoon Press)


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