2022 Festival
October 17–23

09: Storytime Goes Green (Grades 1–3)

09: Storytime Goes Green (Grades 1–3)

This event is SOLD OUT in person. Tickets can still be purchased to view the livestream!

All 2022 Festival Youth events can be attended in-person or viewed online. Please ensure that you select the correct ticket option during checkout.

Join us for storytime for little ones that centres on appreciating our natural world and making small changes to our life to care for the flora and fauna around us. Celebrated children’s authors and friends, Tanya Lloyd Kyi and Kirsten Pendreigh, share their latest works in this light, nourishing event. Kyi’s Our Green City has been described as a “must-read primer for change” (Kirkus Reviews), offering a childfriendly tour around an ideal sustainable city. Former NPR and CBC journalist Pendreigh introduces a sweet, leafy companion in Luna’s Green Pet. Here, a young girl, keen for a creature to care for, discovers a wilted plant she nurses back to health. Grades 1–3.

Event Participants:

Tanya Lloyd Kyi

TANYA LLOYD KYI is the author of more than twenty-five books for children and adults, including This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes and Mya’s Strategy to Save the World. She joins the Festival with Our Green City and Better Connected: How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Kirsten Pendreigh

KIRSTEN PENDREIGH is a poet and children’s author from Vancouver. Her children’s books celebrate our early instincts to care for the plants and creatures that share our planet. Her poems are found in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry 2021. Luna’s Green Pet is her debut picture book. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)