Everyone can watch live presentations by our speakers on the WVML YouTube Channel. Events are open to all and not just limited to West Vancouver school classes this year.
No registration is required for these virtual presentations. Just visit our YouTube channel at the time of the event or find the link on the Library’s homepage half an hour before the event. You can also sign up for an email reminder at the bottom of this page.
You or your class will not be seen or heard during the event, which is a one-way stream. You will be able to send questions to presenters in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by emailing live during the event (a librarian will be monitoring email during all livestreams and passing questions on).
2023 Virtual Presenters
Author and illustrator Mélanie Watt is the bestselling creator behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series, Bug in a Vacuum, You’re Finally Here!, Have I Got a Book for You!, and Augustine. Mélanie’s books have received numerous starred reviews from journals including Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have won many state awards, including the Virginia Readers’ Choice Award, North Carolina Children’s Book Award, and Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award. She is a multiple winner of the Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award and the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award. Scaredy Squirrel’s new adventures are better than ever, told in graphic novel form with more involved narratives and a wider cast of characters.
Brian Selznick’s books have sold millions of copies, garnered countless awards worldwide, and been translated into more than 35 languages. He broke open the novel form with his innovative and genre-defying thematic trilogy, beginning with the Caldecott Medal-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie Hugo. He followed that with the #1 New York Times bestseller, Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick, and the New York Times bestseller, The Marvels. Selznick’s two most recent books for young people, Baby Monkey, Private Eye, co-written with his husband David Serlin, and Kaleidoscope, a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2021, were both New York Times bestsellers as well. Selznick and Serlin divide their time between Brooklyn, New York and La Jolla, California. Learn more at thebrianselznick.com and mediaroom.scholastic.com/brianselznick.
Learn more about the content of each presentation, including grade recommendations, and sign up for an email reminder.