Archive for March, 2013

Canadian Kidlit Heroes: Bookseller Edition – Wendy Mason

March 31st, 2013

Wendy Mason is a Children’s Specialist who has worked for Indigo/Chapters since 1996. She was nominated by a grateful author to be today’s Candian Kidlit Hero. What led you to become a bookseller? My years spent teaching at the elementary, undergraduate and graduate levels focused on how to use books for cross curriculum purposes. It […]

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Last Airlift is a CCBC Choice 2013

March 28th, 2013

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has released their CCBC Choices 2013 publication. Among the exemplary books selected is Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch’s Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War, released in the US in 2012: “The last Canadian airlift to leave Saigon during the Vietnam War was on April 11, […]

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Sheryl McFarlane reviews Nix Minus One

March 21st, 2013

“MacLean’s poems capture moments of  joy and pain equally well. Nix describes hiking the barrens with Twig, “At the crest, where the brook/meets the edge/and falls,/I straighten, panting,/ and turn around./Breath catches in my throat. The sun’s sinking over Labrador,/the gulf waxed gold.” And, later Nix is in the workshop ” thinking how I’ve dovetailed/guilt […]

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A Good Trade selected for The White Ravens 2013

March 18th, 2013

Congratulations to Alma Fullerton and Karen Patkau, whose picture picture book A Good Trade has been selected as a title for The White Ravens 2013. The White Ravens is a list of outstanding international books for children and young adults. It is selected annually by the International Youth Library in Munich, which receives submissions from […]

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School Library Journal review of A Bear in War

March 18th, 2013

“Aileen was a 10-year-old Canadian whose father fought in Europe during World War I. She had a small teddy bear that she treasured and carried with her everywhere until she sent it to her father in Belgium, where he served as a medic. He carried Teddy with him, just as his daughter had. In fact, […]

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No Shelter Here nominated for Hackmatack Award

March 15th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw has been nominated for the 2013-2014 Hackmatack Awards. The Hackmatack Awards are Atlantic Canada’s children’s choice reading awards for students in grades four to six. For more information about the program, visit Congratulations to […]

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Book Trailer for A Good Trade

March 15th, 2013

To mark the American publication of A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton and Karen Patkau, Pajama Press is releasing a brand new book trailer. Click on the link below to view the video. A Good Trade Book Trailer You can also view the trailer on YouTube.

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The Halifax Chronicle Herald reviews Nix Minus One

March 12th, 2013

“MacLean, the award-winning author of The Nine Lives of Travis Keating, The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy and Home Truths, has a serious track record for developing wonderfully drawn, multi-layered teen characters and this book is no exception. This is the Bedford author’s first book done in free verse, however, which seems to help give […]

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Canadian Kidlit Heroes: Bookseller Edition – Lisa Doucet

March 8th, 2013

Lisa Doucet is the Co-Manager of Woozles, a children’s bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she has worked for the last sixteen years. As today’s Canadian Kidlit Hero, Lisa shared with us some of her stories and experiences—and a lot of her passion. What led you to become a bookseller?  It was actually a happy […]

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