The 2020 BC Summer Reading Club theme is:

Explore Our Universe!

We are delighted to tell you that Bambi Edlund is the 2020 BC Summer Reading Club artist!

Bambi Edlund grew up in Wycliffe, a small community between Kimberly and Cranbrook, surrounded by coyotes, cougars, bears, and a star-filled night sky.

She spent summer nights watching for satellites and shooting stars, and glimpses of the Milky Way. Days were spent exploring, reading, and making things. Above all else, she loved animals and drawing. She drew all the time —the margins of her grade school notebooks were filled with singing cats, dancing groundhogs, and chickens playing guitar.

This self-taught artist, designer, needle-felted sculptor, and stop motion animator, has been the Art Director for Edible Vancouver since 2008. She illustrated the picture book What a Waste: Where Does Garbage Go? (Annick Press, 2017), and is currently at work on a proposal for Kids Can Press.

Filled with delightful humour and invention, colour, and energy, Bambi’s illustrations are a perfect match for next year’s theme of “space”: Explore Our Universe!

Bambi lives in Vancouver, BC with a large Bernese mountain dog named Beatrix and a big fluffy cat named Midge. Bambi is available for library visits and may be reached through her website ( or by email

Illustrations by Bambi Edlund

What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?
Written by Claire Eamer
Illustrated by Bambi Edlund

Check out Bambi’s website for more amazing illustrations.


Core Materials include reading records, stickers, posters, and bookmarks. Additional items include completion medals and tattoos. See Resources  for free downloads including a staff Programming Manual, reading lists, report card stuffers, colouring sheets, a certificate of completion and much more!

We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of the Province of British Columbia, through Libraries Branch, Ministry of Education and CUPE BC.
Artwork by Bambi Edlund ©2020 · Materials Design by Roger Handling