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Children's publishing

Book Making: Bryan Michael Stoller designed his new book-in-a-box for budding Spielbergs and Scorsese

Smart Phone Movie Maker, Canadian writer-director-producer Bryan Michael Stoller’s new book-in-a-box, helps instruct budding young cinematographers on how to create movie magic using only their phones and inexpensive items around the house.

Spaces: From its castle-like exterior to its puppet theatre, Toronto’s Lillian H. Smith library is built for kids

The Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library has a long association with children’s literature. Its origins date back to 1922, when the Boys and Girls House Library, the first library in the British Empire aimed exclusively at children, opened. The Boys and Girls House was replaced in 1995 by a new branch, named for Smith, who headed the TPL’s children’s services for 40 years.