EXPO – Friday


2015 Super Expo


Thursday January 29, 2015: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, January 30, 2015: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


  • 14 hours to shop and browse
  • 190+ companies represented
  • 750+ personnel to answer your questions
  • 100+ author signings –
  • Passport to Prizes
  • Plus exclusive Expo programming

List of Exhibitors

Exhibitor Directory

On Stage at the EXPO Theatre – Friday

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM

Literacy vs Vocabulary: How Novel Choices can improve Reading Level Development

Cheryl Suma, M.H.Sc., B.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist & Author Habitan Series

Passionate about the importance of the development of speech, literacy and imaginative skills in children, Cheryl Suma brings a unique perspective to the challenges of selecting books that can engage young readers and stimulate literacy development, without losing the benefit of language and vocabulary growth, particularly in middle grade children and teens. Cheryl holds an Honours degree in Child Psychology and a Masters of Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology, and brings over 30 years of experience working with children and youth.

10:30 AM – 12:25 PM

CANSCAIP Mass Book Launch

Want to find out what children and young adult CanLit is coming out next year? Come to the CANSCAIP annual mass book launch where authors and illustrators present their new titles. Emceed by Sylvia McNicoll.

  • Sylvia McNicoll, Revenge on the Fly, Pajama Press; Dog on Trial, HIP
  • Helaine Becker, Zoobots, Kids Can Press; Gottika, Dancing Cat Books; Do You Dare? The Quiz Book for BFFs 2, Scholastic Canada; Dashing through the Snow, Scholastic Canada; Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, Orca Book Publishers
  • Jennifer Dance Bowen, Red Wolf, Dundurn Press
  • Hugh Brewster, Vimy to Victory: Canada’s Fight to the Finish in World War 1, Scholastic Canada
  • Sean Cassidy, A Woodpecker’s Tale, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
  • Susan Margaret Chapman, The Old Ways, Fifth House, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
  • Charis Cotter, The Swallow: A Ghost Story, Tundra Books
  • Sheilah Currie & Jill Bever, Rooster Tales, The Pesky Rooster, Cockadoodledoo!, Rooster Shows Off, Rooster on the Run, Rooster to the Rescue, Riverdale Readers
  • Douglas Davey, Switch, Red Deer Press
  • Penny Draper, Red River Raging, Coteau Books
  • Caroline Fernandez, Boredom Busters, Cicco Books
  • Jennifer Gold, Soldier Doll, Second Story Press
  • Alyxandra Harvey, Whisper the Dead, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Heather Anne Hunter, Ravi’s Revenge, Hunterbooks.ca
  • Natalie Hyde, Glow-in-the-dark Creatures, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
  • Sharon Jennings, The Warning, HIP
  • Kathy Kacer, The Magician of Auschwitz, Second Story Press
  • Lucy Leiderman, Lives of Kings (Seven Wanderers Trilogy, Book 2), Dundurn Press
  • Loris Lesynski, Crazy About Hockey!, Annick Press
  • Deb Loughead, Beyond Crazy, James Lorimer & Co
  • Sharon McKay, End of the Line, Annick Press
  • Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Naked!, Simon & Schuster Books
  • Karen Patkau, Who Needs a Desert? A Desert Ecosystem, Who Needs a Prairie? A Grassland Ecosystem, Who Needs a Reef? A Coral Reef Ecosystem, Tundra Books; One Hungry Heron, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
  • Jeff Pinkney, Soapstone Signs, Orca Book Publishers
  • Shelly Saunders, Rachel’s Hope (Final book in The Rachel Trilogy), Second Story Press
  • Marsha Skrypuch, Underground Soldier, Scholastic Canada; Dance of the Banished, Pajama Press
  • Bill Swan, Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black, the story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, James Lorimer & Co

12:30 PM – 12:55 PM

What’s New in 2015 with ProQuest

Mary Beth Perrot, ProQuest

Take a break and join us in the theatre to hear about the latest in content, technology, and digital resources that ProQuest has to offer your institution in 2015. For more than 75 years, we have lead the way to preserving, curating, and digitizing unparalleled content and pairing it with the latest technology solutions. See where we’re heading – from e-books to services such as video preservation and discovery services, digital archiving and access programs for dissertations, to news and historical resources, genealogy to information literacy. It’s all here. New discoveries… connecting distinct content sets with services and offering fresh insight in new and meaningful ways for researchers. Join us!

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM

Meet the Crime Writers of Canada

Meet some of Canada’s best crime writers and find out why your library should be stocking Canadian crime.
This year we are proud to welcome:

  • Rick Blechta
  • Janet Bolin
  • Gina Buonaguro
  • Steve Burrows
  • Melodie Campbell
  • Sharon Crawford
  • Jen Danna
  • Hilary Davidson
  • Vicki Delany
  • Lisa Denikolits
  • Jill Downie
  • Barbara Fradkin
  • Madeline Harris Callway
  • Nate Hendley
  • Meg Howald
  • Hilary MacLeod
  • Mary Jane Maffini
  • John McFederidge
  • Rachel McMillen
  • Rick Mofina
  • Susan Philpott
  • John Redfern
  • Cathy Spencer
  • Linda Wiken

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

Springer’s Approach to Outreach & Development

Mitch Moulton, Account Development Specialist

Every Springer client is assigned a dedicated Account Development Specialist who you can collaborate with to optimize usage of licensed electronic resources. With available services including implementation and discoverability assistance, trainings and campus events, promotion and awareness, and usage statistics, here is an opportunity to learn how Springer’s Account Development team could become part of your library’s team.