TD Canadian Children's Book Week runs from May 4 to May 11, 2019. During the week, thirty Canadian children's authors, illustrators and, storytellers will be visiting libraries, schools, bookstores across Canada. This makes for 400 readings in roughly 175 communities. Here in Surrey, we will be welcoming Ashley Barron to the Semiahmoo branch on May 9.
We also want to hear what your favourite children's book is. Visit your local branch of Surrey Libraries and add a leaf to one of our trees. These trees will be at each branch, and will have leaves that you can write your pick on. It is a great chance to share and see what others love.
Ashley Barron is a multimedia artist who is best known for her cut-paper collage style work. Her award winning illustrations have appeared in magazines and children’s publications, as well as animations, advertising campaigns, clothing and window displays. To date, she’s illustrated ten children’s books, including the Math in Nature series, Kyle Goes Alone and Birthdays Around the World.
Ashley grew up in southern Ontario. Her love for books was ignited at an early age thanks to her mother, who kept an extensive collection of children’s literature. She savored rainy indoor days, which allowed her the uninterrupted freedom to daydream, read and draw pictures to her heart’s content. Ashley’s love for art and literature followed her into adulthood. She graduated from the illustration program at Ontario College of Art & Design and has been working as an illustrator ever since.
This is part of TD Canadian Children's Book Week and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.