WATCH BOOK VIDEOS
Families carry their little ones in many different ways all around the world. Watch the trailer for Up! and peek behind the scenes to see how some of the collage artwork was created.
It's not easy learning to spell your name... especially when it doesn't look like it sounds. Phoebe's teacher says, "just sound it out!" But Phoebe's not so sure. How will she puzzle through it? Watch the trailer for Phoebe Sounds It Out and peek inside this book about trying new things.
Bill Bowerbird has a terrible, unbearable, lousy beak-ache! How can he shake it? Watch the trailer for Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache for a glimpse into Bill's wacky world and to see how he gets through tough times.
Parents and kids can seem like opposites... but they're a perfect match. Here's a sneak peek at Me Tall, You Small, which celebrates a loving parent-child relationship with humor and charm.
First You Are One, then You Are Two, now You Are Three! To launch this book celebrating a little one's third year, author Sara O'Leary, illustrator Karen Klassen, and Owlkids staff share glimpses of ourselves at age three.
Ah, the terrible twos — we were all there once upon a time. To launch You Are Two, a contemporary book celebrating baby's second year, author Sara O'Leary, illustrator Karen Klassen, and Owlkids staff share glimpses of ourselves at age two.
Once upon a time, we were all one year old. To launch You Are One, a whimsical, artistic book celebrating baby's first year, author Sara O'Leary, illustrator Karen Klassen, and Owlkids staff share glimpses of ourselves at age one.
It's time we talked about women's pro sports — so we did. To mark the launch of Sportsnet senior writer Kristina Rutherford's new book, Level the Playing Field: The Past, Present, and Future of Women's Pro Sports, we asked anchors, reporters, and editors at Sportsnet some important questions. They responded in these videos:
1. What was an inspiring Team Canada moment at Rio 2016?
2. Why should we care about women's pro sports?
3. What was a defining moment in the history of women's sports?
4. If one thing could change in the world of women's pro sports, what should it be?
5. What should we do to generate positive change in women's pro sports?
Introducing Sea Otter Rescue, a new adorable and informative book about how orphaned and injured sea otters are rescued and cared for at the Alaska SeaLife Center.
Peek behind the scenes of the inspiration, art, and collaboration behind Maya with author Mahak Jain and illustrator Elly MacKay. Video filmed in Elly's studio in Owen Sound, Ontario.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... skunk?? Float along with this little skunk in the animated video trailer for wordless picture book Skunk on a String as he finds his feet in the world.
Meet Edward Keenan, Toronto Star city politics columnist and author of The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics. See what a day in Keenan's life looks like, and hear his take on why kids and young people should care about politics.
Hear author/illustrator Willow Dawson answer 4 questions about her non-fiction picture book, The Wolf-Birds. Find out about the book's art style, inspiration, basis in scientific research, and more.
Watch artist Ashley Barron create three-toed sloth Kyle from Kyle Goes Alone out of paper collage in this time-lapse video of her artistic process.
Learn how to draw a ninja in the style of Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip author/illustrator Chris Tougas in this fun instructional video.
See how the new Chirp TV tie-in picture books are printed in this behind-the-scenes look at print production.
How do editorial and marketing minds work together to come up with just the right title for a book? This short film takes you behind the scenes in the quest for the title Prickly Jenny.
Owlkids staff speak lots of different languages! In honor of The Book of Languages, we share some words and phases from the languages we speak.
This video gives a sneak peek at the story and illustrations in The Flat Rabbit, a book for all ages about death and compassion.
GET TO KNOW OUR AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS
Petit Proust Questionnaires
We've re-imagined the famous Proust Questionnaire to give a glimpse into the lives, personalities, and childhoods of Owlkids Books authors and illustrators. Click to read their answers:
Author and food journalist Sarah Elton answers questions about food choices, meatless meals, dealing with picky eaters, and more in this Q&A to accompany Meatless?
Author/illustrator Monica Arnaldo and editor Jessica Burgess discuss inspiration for The Little Book of Big Fears and remember some of their own childhood anxieties.
Author Maria Birmingham and illustrator Josh Holinaty talk about the process of creating A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars and debate whether or not they'd like to be immortal.
Author Andrew Larsen and illustrator Todd Stewart write back and forth about ideas, inspiration, where they write and draw, and memories of childhood summers in this conversation about See You Next Year, a book for grades K to 2.
Meet Jonathan Baillie, conservation biologist and author of How to Save a Species, in this Q&A for grades 4 to 6. Learn about how Jonathan became a scientist, a day in the life of his job, and which conservation case needs immediate attention.
EXPLORE THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES
Explore the Wild Ideas website for podcasts on the science behind the book, author and illustrator Q&As, a behind-the-scenes video of the diorama photo shoot, and more!
Download a rich list of sources The Wolf-Birds author/illustrator Willow Dawson used to research the book, as well as some further reading suggestions.
In this prequel comic, Jon Berg, author/illustrator of Rosie and Rolland in the Legendary Show-and-Tell for grades 1 to 4, shows how co-adventurers Rosie and Rolland first met.
CLASSROOM ACTIVITY GUIDES
It's not easy learning to spell your name... especially when it doesn't look like it sounds. Phoebe's teacher says, "just sound it out!" But Phoebe's not so sure. How will she puzzle through it? These classroom activities support learning about phonics and name-writing inspired by Phoebe Sounds It Out
What do zoo animals eat? Explore the concepts in Worms for Breakfast further with activities relating to science, nutrition, and math.
What's your middle school superhero name? Find out with this fun activity based on middle-grade novel Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers.
This letter and discussion guide from The Artist and Me author Shane Peacock extends learning from the book, covering topics such as bullying, contrast, illustration, and point of view.
This laugh-out-loud activity inspired by A Dog Day for Susan invites kids to discover their own dog name and draw a sketch.
This guide extends learning from Friend or Foe for students in grades 3 to 8 with exercises in point of view, science, media literacy, and more.
A letter from author and educator Liam O'Donnell addresses the neurodiversity in this book, followed by discussion prompts for elementary school classrooms.
This guide extends learning from A Ticket Around the World for students in grades 2 to 5 with exercises in compare and contrast, mapping, research, languages, and more. Black-line masters provided.
This activity guide for K to 2 classrooms includes discussion topics and a matching activity to invite further exploration of the concept of diurnal and nocturnal creatures, which is introduced in Who's Next Door?.
This kit leads students in grades 1 and 2 through the process of planning, drafting, revising, writing, and illustrating a mini storybook - with a twist! Along the way, students will learn about the parts of a story, including plot, characters, and more. Black-line master and detailed instructions provided.