Wandering Wenda S: The Saga of Skipper Saltysocks and the Singing Sea Serpent

Our super splendid heroes try to save a sea serpent from being snatched by Scottish sea captain, Skipper Saltysocks.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:40
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: An introduction to Shakespeare with Kenneth Oppel and Philippa Sheppard

Why does the work of Shakespeare continue to be relevant? Kenneth Oppel, author and judge for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie 2018 student writing challenge, and Philippa Sheppard, English professor at the University of Toronto, discuss the Bard's continuing popularity in the 21st century, his craft in writing the soliloquy, his ease with both humour and tougher topics like political power ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/20/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Current affairs in fiction with Sharon Bala​​

Novelist Sharon Bala shares what sparked her to write about the recent experiences of Tamil refugees. For students working on their entries for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie youth writing challenge, Sharon's advice will inspire them to search for real-life details when depicting current events through fiction.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Kristin Kreuk on elements of a great monologue

Kristin Kreuk (The Burden of Truth, Smallville) talks about what makes a monologue powerful from her perspective as an actor. Learning how she prepares for a performance and what makes the material easy to work with may help students prepare for CBC Books' Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Performance of 2017 winner (Grades 7 to 9) – That Something Wicked by Ali Nelson

Actress Bahareh Yaraghi performs the winning entry from the 2017 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge, Grades 7 to 9 category. "That Something Wicked" was written by Ali Nelson, who attends Abbey Park High School in Oakville, Ont. She wrote about the Syrian Civil War from the perspective of Macbeth's First Weird Sister.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2018

Bookaboo Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar with Bruce Greenwood

Bookaboo and Star Trek legend Bruce Greenwood go to the ends of the earth to share the wonderfully funny story Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:10
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/08/2018

Bookaboo Silly Billy with Patrick Chan

Bookaboo and world champion ice skater Patrick Chan share a story about how a little boy overcomes his worries with the help of his grandma.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:08
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/12/2018

Bookaboo Sir Lilypad with Michael Sheen

Movie star Michael Sheen stops by the Bookabus to share the hilarious story called Sir Lilypad, about a little frog on a quest to become a knight.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/18/2017

The Canadian Experience Sisters in the Wilderness

In England, they had been rising literary stars: educated, cultured and refined. They were hopelessly unprepared for life in the rough-and-tumble new colony, where it was a wrenching struggle simply to survive. And yet, despite illness and poverty, and at times near starvation, the two women never stopped writing, leaving an unparalleled record of life in early Canada. Their story ...
  • 2003
  • 01:27:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Bookaboo Slug Needs a Hug with Hannah Simone

Bookaboo and fabulously talented New Girl actress Hannah Simone share a story about a slug that needs a hug!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/18/2017