Archive for May, 2015

Graffiti Knight nominated for the PNLA Young Reader’s Choice Awards

May 29th, 2015

Pajama Press is pleased to announce that Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass has been nominated for the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award. This award program, open to participants in three age groups from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington, asks children and teens to read a shortlist of nominated titles […]

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CM Magazine recommends Bad Pirate, “a feisty, fun tale”

May 29th, 2015

“The text begs to read aloud by a parent or teacher with great dramatic flourish and a pirate accent. Words that describe different character traits are highlighted for emphasis. The slang and nautical terms are included on the endpapers….As always, Griffiths’ artwork is outstanding. The lively text is wonderfully complemented with high-spirited and energetic drawings, […]

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Three Pajama Press Titles selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens

May 28th, 2015

Pajama Press is pleased to announce that three of our Fall, 2014 titles were selected for the Spring, 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That—STARRED SELECTION 9781927485668 Board Book Written by Victoria Allenby Illustrated by Tara Anderson Bear on the Homefront 9781927485132 Picture Book Written by Stephanie […]

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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch honoured by Armenian Prelacy

May 28th, 2015

Pajama Press author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch was honoured on May 22, 2015, by the Armenian Prelacy of Canada. Among Skrypuch’s many books for children and teens are six that are set during or after the Armenian Genocide, an event whose centennial anniversary is being marked this year. Above: Bishop Meghrig Parikian, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Father […]

Posted in Dance of the Banished

Uncertain Soldier “an excellent novel”—CM Magazine

May 26th, 2015

“…Many of the fictional Max’s experiences really happened to Hartmann Nagel, a friend of Bass’s father whom she consulted in researching Uncertain Soldier. Nagel also provided information about logging camp life in that era. Christmas, who plays a pivotal role in finding Max, is based on a Cree man who worked part-time on Bass’s grandfather’s […]

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Publishers Weekly praises A+ for Big Ben

May 26th, 2015

Despite the title, a boy named Ben is feeling anything but big—his older, school-age siblings get report cards, can swim, and have no trouble using chopsticks when the family goes out for dinner. Luckily, siblings Robin and Joe sense the preschooler’s unhappiness, and they create a report card just for Ben. His subjects include feeding […]

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Rebecca Bender at first-ever Uxbridge Town-Wide Book Fair

May 26th, 2015

On Friday, May 29, Uxbridge, Ontario, will be showing the world how much it loves to read. That day marks the beginning of the town’s first-ever town-wide book fair, a multi-day event that will support local schools and showcase Canadian authors. Friday’s kick-off will see Brock Street closed for an hour-long flash-mob read-in event attended […]

Posted in Giraffe Meets Bird

Cat Champions a Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award Honour Book

May 15th, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13th, the WestJet stage at the Toronto Harbourfront was a chilly place to be, but things heated up as the authors and illustrators nominated for the 2015 Forest of Reading Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award filed onstage, to the cheers of the excited children in the audience. One of the nominees was Rob […]

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