Friday 23 April 2010


Tim Beiser will be making the following personal appearances during the month of May:

May 3 - Orangeville Public Library, Orangeville, Ontario
May 3 - Princess Elizabeth School, Orangeville, Ontario
May 4 - Holy Name School, Toronto, Ontario
May 5 - St. Cornelius School, Caledon, Ontario
May 5 - Albion-Bolton Community Centre, Bolton, Ontario
May 10 - E.W. Foster Elementary, Milton, Ontario
May 20 - Streetsville Branch Library, Missisaugua, Ontario

Tuesday 13 April 2010

In the News

Children's book author visits Harrow schools
The Harrow News, Tues. April 13, 2010
Page 6

Harrow Junior school was recently visited by Tim Beiser, author of the award nominated children's book, Bradley McGogg: The Very Fine Frog. Beiser spoke to students from both Harrow Junior and Harrow Senior School about his books and becoming an author.

by Heather Gignac

Students from harrow Junior and Senior Public Schools partook in some interactive storytelling when award nominated author, Tim Beiser, came for a visit on April 1.

Meeting with a range of students from grades one through four, Beiser took the classes through a reading of his award nominated new children's book, Bradley McGogg: A Very Fine Frog and then a dramatization of the popular Grim's Fairy Tale, The Frog Prince.

Bradley McGogg: A Very fine Frog is Beiser's first children's book. It tells the story of a frog who lives in a bog and finds his food pantry suddenly bare. Bradley Mcgogg must set out to meet his neighbours in the hopes that they will share some of their food with him, only to find that not all creatures eat alike.

"I think the children really enjoyed Mr. Beiser's visit," said Cathy Franklin, librarian for Harrow Junior School. "His book is very clever and creative, it's all written in rhyme and the kids really have a fun time reading it."

Bradley McGogg: A Very Fine Frog is nominated for an Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Award in the Blue Spruce category. All nominated books are read by select groups of students throughout the province who then vote on their favourite for a winner.

"The awards are set in place to encourage children of all ages to read," said Franklin.

Harrow Junior Senior School students are partaking in this year's Forest of Reading program and will be voting on their favourite book in the blue Spruce category. There are nine other nominees along with Beiser's book.

Thursday 8 April 2010

In the News

Children’s author comes to local school during area tour

Posted By Ron Giofu/The Amherstburg Echo

AMHERSTBURG — A Toronto-based author up for a children's book award stopped by Malden Central Public School to share his work with the public.

J. Timothy Hunt, who writes the children's books under the name Tim Beiser, concluded a three-day trip to the Windsor-Essex County area Thursday as part of a tour promoting his book "Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog."

The book is nominated for an Ontario Library Association "Blue Spruce Award" for books geared towards students in the primary grades. Students in Malden Central's youngest age groups were those who heard him read from his books Thursday afternoon.

"This is fun," said Hunt. "I've got two little boys at home so I love being around kids. I love talking to kids, answering their questions and letting them use their imagination. It makes me really happy."

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Thursday 1 April 2010


Tim Beiser will be making the following personal appearances during the month of April:

April 1 - Harrow Junior P.S., Harrow, Ontario
April 1 - Malden Central P.S, Amherstburg, Ontario
April 9 - Adam Beck PS., Scarborough, Ontario
April 14 - Valley Farm PS, Pickering, Ontario
April 19 - Woburn Jr. P.S., Scarborough, Ontario
April 20 - Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario
April 21 - Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario
April 27 - Williamsburg P.S., Kitchener, Ontario
April 28 - St. Michael the Archangel School, Barrie

CBA Libris Awards Nomination

Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog has been shortlisted for the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR!

The CBA Libris Awards are voted on by members of the book industry. The award ceremony will be held on May 29, 2010, during the CBA's National Conference and will be hosted by CBC Radio's Shelah Rogers.

The Canadian Booksellers Association is a national trade association representing trade and campus booksellers in all provinces and territories. Members includes Canadian bookstores of all sizes, including independents, chains, specialty stores, campus bookstores as well as more than 200 publishers and distributers. Some 1,000 bookstores are represented by CBA (

For a complete list of the nominees, CLICK HERE.