Imagine a youtube channel devoted to video resources all about Canadian books for children and youth?

 

bibliovideo

 

Bibliovideo has been launched! The program will bring readings, interviews, activities, trailers, and reviews to teachers, parents, and kids of all ages.

The closing of schools and libraries motivated the Canadian Children’s Book Centre to work hard to get Bibliovideo up and running ahead of schedule. They’re presenting ten days of giveaways for new subscribers (till May 4) to celebrate!

More videos will be added as time goes on, including (I hope!) those attached to this post. Please share this good news with educators, parents, and anyone else you know with an interest in Canadian books for young people.

Happy viewing! Happy reading!

Story Time with Kathy Stinson -- 26:32

A reading of Red Is Best and The Dog Who Wanted to Fly, an event live streamed for Northern Ontario Libraries during the covid19 pandemic, it also offers a sneak peek at one of Kathy's upcoming books.

The Man with the Violin -- 5:12

An interview with author Kathy Stinson and illustrator Dusan Petricic about the creation of the book, based on the true story of what happened when Joshua Bell played his Stradivarius in a Washington D.C. subway station. Includes glimpses of the book's illustrations and a taste of Joshua Bell's music.

The Dance of the Violin -- 1:11

A TD Summer Reading Club review of the book based on the true story of what happened to virtuoso Joshua Bell at his first international music competition.

The Dog Who Wanted To Fly -- 0:26

A trailer for the book about a dog who is determined to fly -- to catch a pesky squirrel and to prove to a skeptical friend that she can. Includes animation of some of Brandon James Scott's wonderful illustrations.

The Man with the Violin -- 2:53

Clips of a reading by the author, Kathy Stinson, at The Bookshelf, accompanied by students from the Suzuki String School of Guelph.

The Man with the Violin -- 4:45

Kathy Stinson reads the book for World Read Aloud Day.

Harry and Walter -- 2:28

A professionally produced reading of the first pages of the book by the book's author Kathy Stinson.

The Man with the Violin -- 5:58

Mayor of Edmonton Don Iveson reads the book as part of his The Mayor Reads program.

10 Comments

  1. pgarner18 on April 29, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Hey Kath This is a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to watch them all.
    Hoping you and Peter as well as Kelly, Matt & family are doing well during these crazy times!

    • Kathy on April 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      Your enthusiasm is much appreciated, but It has come to my attention that there’s a problem with some of the links. My webmaster is on it! Please check back later!

      We’re all okay and hope you are too! Crazy times indeed.

  2. marylehood on April 29, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Hi Kathy, can these videos be used in UGDSB for kindergarten?

    • Kathy on April 29, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      It will depend on any rules and regulations UGDSB for what can be used. In the meantime, it has come to my attention that there’s a problem with some of the links. My webmaster is on it! Please check back later!

  3. mitchellcatherine on April 29, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Thanks Kathy. I have forwarded your link to a number of parents and those caring for youngsters.

    Hope you are keeping well.

    • Kathy on April 29, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks for passing it along, but it has come to my attention that there’s a problem with some of the links. My webmaster is on it! Please check back later!

  4. tara_ross on April 29, 2020 at 11:06 am

    This is amazing Kathy!

    We are going to spend some time listening this afternoon. You are a celebrity in our home!
    I love that Bibliovideo celebrating Canadian authors!

    Do you know who I would get in touch with if I was interested in helping out? I love reading aloud and would love to do a video or two!

    Take care,

    Tara

    • Kathy on April 29, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks for your interest, Tara. You might want to hold off on your listening. It has come to my attention that there’s a problem with some of the links. My webmaster is on it! Please check back later!

      I’m not sure who you should contact about helping out. The Contact form at the Canadian Children’s Book Centre website might be your best bet.

  5. wendy mason on April 29, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Thank you Kathy very, very much for all you are doing.

    • Kathy on April 29, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      It’s really not much, Wendy, but thank you. Just in case you were thinking of passing this along, it has come to my attention that there’s a problem with some of the links. My webmaster is on it! Please check back later!

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