Kids' BC Summer Reading Club 2013 - Librarians' Resources

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The BCLA is pleased to announce the theme for the 2013 Kids' Summer Reading Club:

This year's Summer Reading Club illustrator is Eliska Liska. Originally from the Czech Republic, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Conceptual Art. Eliska lived in England, Mexico, and Latin America before settling in Victoria, BC.

Since coming to Canada, Eliska has illustrated the picture book Suzie’s Sourdough Circus, written by Kathy Sager, and begun to obsessively draw bears, raccoons, and flying whales. She has a history of painting on walls in old factories and empty houses, preferring them to canvasses, and loves to paint on driftwood (“because it's beautiful and it's like 3/4 of the job is already done”).

If she could choose to have any superpower, she would choose super-multitasking or the ability to breathe underwater. See her work at

Eliska has illustrated Suzie's Sourdough Circus written by Kathy Sager. Her latest project is illustrating the forthcoming "My Grandma Loves Hockey" (Simply Read Books), by Lori Weber.

Materials will include reading record; stickers; poster; bookmarks; completion medals; children's website with literacy game; as well as novelty items and a librarian's programme manual.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia,
through Libraries and Literacy, Ministry of Education. iIlustrations by Eliska Liska ©2013 · Design by Roger Handling

Questions or comments? Feel free to email Cynthia Ford, KidsSRC Coordinator