Meet the Book Nerds
Kathie runs the children’s department at a rural public library in Manitoba. She sits on the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award (MYRCA) Committee, and is the co-ordinator of the ARC sharing group #bookportage. She is a co-founder and team member at MG Book Village, and hosts the MG Online Book Club. She is passionate about middle grade fiction, especially by Canadian authors.
Laurie is a retired elementary librarian residing in Saskatoon, who is still passionate about reading, sharing and getting books into the hands of readers. She is a current reader and reviewer of the Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards (SYRCA) for the Shining Willow Awards (picture books for grades K-3). She also belongs to the Canadian #bookportage group, consisting of teachers, librarians and authors who read and review ARCs and newly released middle grade books. She is also an co-administrator for the MG Book Village site (mgbookvillage.org)