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Looking forward to meeting students in Surrey, BC next week

I’m looking forward to my visit to schools and libraries in Surrey, B.C. next week. Surrey Libraries invited me out to present at three branches and I’ll be visiting with some local schools as well. (More details here)

I have a secret and a challenge to share with the students I meet that I’ll reveal it […]

With Hoogie and Helaine at Bookfest - Vaughan Public Library (Sept 28/14)

Hoogie and I hung out the wonderful Helaine Becker (author of 60 books for children including Ode to Underwear, Gottika, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, and Zoobots) at the Vaughan Public Library Bookfest on Sunday, Sept 28 between 1-4. (Yes, that is a full-sized … perhaps even larger than full-sized … Hoogie in all […]

Publishers Weekly: News from the North May 2014 - Real Travels

See the original article in PW HERE (Scroll to the bottom)

Read my Blog about my fantastic tour of Labrador for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week HERE

Follow Me on my Tour of Labrador for TD Canadian Children's Book Week (May 1-10/14)

May 10, 2014 – Home …

This blog is written in reverse order, with my first entry at the bottom. It really was a journey to make my way up to the top. As I stated below, I am hopeful that my visits to all the schools and children over the last ten days […]

Listen to Canadian Authors Read on Happy World Read Aloud Day

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day, watch the video below as I read from my book Hoogie in the Middle. You can watch a number of other fellow Canadian authors read from their stories HERE

Hoogie Attends North Bay Snuggle Up and Read Event for Family Literacy Day

Stephanie McLellan reading Hoogie in the Middle at J.W. Trusler Public School’s “Snuggle Up and Read” event on Jan 29/14 in North Bay, Ontario

Our family loves Northern Ontario. My husband is from South Porcupine (near Timmins), and we’ve spent much time in beautiful Temagami in all seasons of the year. North Bay has been […]

Signing Hoogie and Tweezle at the OLA SuperConference

Later today I’ll be flying to Cleveland for a full day meeting tomorrow for my “day job”, but this morning I had fun signing Hoogie in the Middle and Tweezle into Everything at The Toronto Convention Center OLA Bookstore.

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Indies First at Ella Minnow

Thanks to Heather and Yvette of Ella Minnow for a fun day in the Beaches where a bunch of local authors gathered to celebrate this wonderful independent bookstore. Here’s a snap of some of us who showed up to help customers find the perfect books for kids on their list, plus my own list of […]

136 Great Kids' Books You'll Find at Ella Minnow on Nov 30


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I will be at Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore (1915 Queen Street East — see map here) with other local authors on Sat, Nov 30/13 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to celebrate “Indies First” (a day when authors get a chance to be superheros for the Independent bookstores that support them by […]