Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



Monthly Reading Sessions: The House Next Door with Claudine Crangle

Saturday, November 5, 2022
 | 12:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm 
 | Free
Drop-in | All-ages

Join MOCA on November 5 for our Monthly Reading Sessions, developed in partnership with Groundwood Books. Multidisciplinary artist Claudine Crangle will read from her picture book The House Next Door. Crangle will also lead an arts-based activity with our Arts Educators where participants can make their own paper houses, exploring artistic expression as they create a community. The reading and activity will both take place on our ground floor. This reading series builds on the collection of children’s books sourced from Groundwood Books and Another Story Bookshop as part of Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition I AM YOUR RELATIVE, which took place earlier this year.

The House Next Door will be available onsite for purchase. Participants will also have the opportunity to have their book signed by Crangle.

Following the reading, visitors are invited to join a free drop-in tour of Seeing the Invisible, starting at 2 pm. Spaces are limited. Learn more here.

Claudine Crangle is a multidisciplinary artist whose picture books include The House Next Door, Priscilla Pack Rat and Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions. As a kid who loved to make things out of cereal boxes, she hopes that her books will inspire creativity and construction. All of the houses in The House Next Door were made of cardboard, paper, found objects and various other materials scavenged from recycling bins where Claudine lives, in Toronto, Ontario. You can learn more about her world of making at

Groundwood Books is known for award-winning books that reflect the experiences of children both in Canada and around the world. Inspired by the belief that children’s books can be important and necessary without sacrificing warmth, beauty, playfulness and humour, Groundwood’s list is characterized by its emphasis on fiction and non-fiction about and for children whose stories might not otherwise be told.

Spread image from The House Next Door (2021) by Claudine Crangle (text and illustrations). Reproduced with permission from Groundwood Books Ltd. All rights reserved.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

Related Content
Carmen Mok_When I Listen to Silence_spread_web
Event | Saturday, March 12, 2022
Monthly Reading Sessions: When I Listen to Silence with illustrator Carmen Mok
Ken Daley_A Feast for Joseph_spread_web
Event | Saturday, April 16, 2022
Monthly Reading Sessions: A Feast for Joseph with Ken Daley
Jon-Erik Lappano_Martin and the River_Spread_2022-05-14_web
Event | Saturday, May 14, 2022
Monthly Reading Sessions: Martin and the River with Jon-Erik Lappano
Saumiya Balasubramaniam_When I Found Grandma_web
Event | Saturday, June 18, 2022
Monthly Reading Sessions: When I Found Grandma and Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White with Saumiya Balasubramaniam
Geraldo Valerio_At The Pond 25_web
Event | Saturday, July 16, 2022
Monthly Reading Sessions: At the Pond with Geraldo Valério
​​Cary Fagan_Boney (2022)_Spread_9781773065489.03_HR_web
Event | Saturday, October 1, 2022
Monthly Reading Sessions: Boney with Cary Fagan