Archive for November, 2013

Indies First

November 29th, 2013

Saturday November 30th is the annual celebration of Indies First, a movement started by Sherman Alexie to have authors and illustrators support independent bookstores by hand-selling books for the day. Hundreds of bookstores and authors have participated in this event since its inception. This year marks the first time Canadian independent bookstores are getting involved. […]

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CCBC features Community Soup and Nix Minus One

November 28th, 2013

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has compiled a list of great children’s books for the 2013 holiday season. They include two books published by Pajama Press. Community Soup by Alma Fullerton Kioni loves her goats but they can be big trouble! On soup day, when all the other children are gathering vegetables from the community […]

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The Stowaways featured on CTV Ottawa News at Noon

November 27th, 2013

Earlier today, The Stowaways was featured on a CTV Ottawa News at Noon segment, “The Nice of Mice”. Kids’ Contributor Janis Nostbakken compared Meghan Marentette’s novel to The Borrowers and The Wind in the Willows. Click here to watch the segment, which also features mouse-themed snacks and crafts.

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Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers reviews Namesake

November 27th, 2013

“…you’ll grow close to both young ladies as they explore each other’s lives in the here and there.  You’ll grow to understand both their positions and the choices they make regarding their own fates.  You’ll realize that it’s not just a history project in the making nor a chance to see life as it once […]

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Marsha Skrypuch calls The Stowaways “a page turner”

November 26th, 2013

“5 of 5 stars I love everything about The Stowaways — from the beautiful Dean Griffiths painting on the cover to the bright red ribbon bookmark and the way that the book fits cozily in my hands. Even before opening it, I knew that it would take me back to a simpler time, and of […]

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The Stowaways “re-introduces readers to the charm of family stories” — CanLit for LittleCanadians

November 26th, 2013

“Meghan Marentette re-introduces readers to the charm of family stories that don’t rely on preachy social commentary, unending action, or shock and violence to grab readers’ attentions. The appeal of these books, as with The Stowaways, lies in the bonds of family and friendship, and steadfastness of loyalty and compassion. With the inspired selection of […]

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The 2013 Pajama Press Annual Book Launch and Art Show

November 25th, 2013

On November 7th Pajama Press celebrated nine books published in 2013 at the Annual Pajama Press Book Launch and Art Show, an event Open Book Toronto called one of “the season’s hottest literary events.” The launch included great food, Ontario wine, excellent company, book signings, and walls filled with framed original picture book art. Thank […]

Posted in Cat Champions, Comunity Soup, Graffiti Knight, Hoogie In the Middle, Namesake, Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, Nix Minus One, The Stowaways, Tweezle into Everything

Open Book Toronto recommends Nix Minus One for “every teenager”

November 25th, 2013

“Nix Minus One blew me away…I loved the characters. From Nix to Roxy to the girl named Blue – no character was flat and typical. The story was multi-leveled and made me care about all aspects of it. …Jill Maclean knows how to twist her readers with some pretty raw emotions. If I could, I’d […]

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