TIGNISH -- Saskatchewan author Beverly Brenna will be touring Prince Edward Island and reading from her books during TD Children’s Book Week May 3 to 10.
Brenna, who has authored 10 books including The White Bicycle, a 2013 Printz Honor title, and her latest book, The Bug House Family Restaurant, will give three public readings, May 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Confederation Centre’s Children’s Library and 1 to 2 p.m. at Leona Giddings Memorial Library in Murray River, and May 7, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Tignish Public Library.
The author tour planned for this year’s TD Children’s Book Week gives Island youth an opportunity to meet a real life author and hear that author tell her story in her own voice,” acknowledged Tourism and Culture minister Robert Henderson. “It’s a great way to promote a love of books and to encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s reading habits.”
Besides the public readings, Brenna will visit seven Island schools during the week, reading to students and staff there. The school stops start May 5 at West Kent Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
She will visit Montague Consolidated on Tuesday and has stops Wednesday at Hernewood Intermediate School and John J. Sark Memorial School at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively. She visited Somerset Elementary on Thursday at 10:45 a.m.. Brenna completes her school visits on Friday, May 9 with a 10:15 a.m. stop at Souris Consolidated and 1:50 p.m. at Morell Regional High.