Come out this year to meet and listen to authors, illustrators, and performers from across Canada! View our 2018 line-up below.
Roy MacGregor, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, has been described by the Washington Post as “the closest thing there is to a poet laureate of Canadian hockey.” He is the author of the internationally successful Screech Owls hockey mystery series for young readers, which has sold more than two million copies and is also published in French, Chinese, Swedish, Finnish, and Czech. It is the most successful hockey series in history – second only to Anne of Green Gables as a book series for young readers – and, for two seasons, was a live-action hit on YTV. MacGregor has twice won the ACTRA Award for best television screenwriting.
The second title in a new chapter-book series by acclaimed author and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Roy MacGregor and his daughter, journalist Kerry MacGregor, follows a ragtag hockey team that travels through time to witness key moments in the development of the game and some of its star players.
The team’s second adventure has them travelling to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the middle of a storm, as a young Sidney Crosby teaches the Ice Chips about perseverance and creativity—showing them that you don’t need fancy equipment to train hard.