Author Archive: Gavin McGuire

The Family Room: Bringing Families Together

Posted in: Impact Stories

If it weren’t for First Book Canada, we wouldn’t have a literacy program. Parent Resource Coordinator, Winnipeg, MB Parent Resource Coordinators work with the Family Rooms; school budget funded gathering places in community schools within the inner city and core. These rooms serve as a resource for parents in the... Read more

Recess: A Time for Playing Games… and Reading

Posted in: Impact Stories

Our school has been so fortunate to work with First Book Canada over the last few years. We have truly benefited from this special partnership, as all of our students have been given access to more books, as well as the opportunity for author visits. The excitement and pure joy... Read more

Behind the Scenes at First Book Canada: Hany

Posted in: Archive

Hany Mehari is the Finance/IT Coordinator at First Book Canada. He took a few minutes from balancing the books to discuss what he does and why he likes working at First Book Canada.   What does your day to day look like?  My day to day is fixated on performing accounting duties so I can... Read more

Sharing A Love For Books: A Conversation with Carey Sookochef

Posted in: Author Voices

Carey Sookocheff is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series and What Happens Next, and the author/illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. Her illustrations have also appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids, and their dog Rosie. We are... Read more