Archive for May, 2016

Good Pirate is “a hearty swashbuckling yarn…good fun and brimming with joviality.”—CanLit for LittleCanadians

May 30th, 2016

“The text is saucy and spicy and flavoured with pirate-speak, as befits a hearty swashbuckling yarn, but it’s all in good fun and brimming with joviality.  Still amidst all that merriment, so much like Kari-Lynn Winters herself, is an important message about being true to oneself and appreciating differences as strengths.  And, again, Dean Griffiths […]

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The Hill “…is impossible to stop reading” according to The Globe and Mail

May 25th, 2016

Karen Bass’ latest survival-thriller, The Hill, has been reviewed by The Globe and Mail: “The hills are ripe for horror: Wes Craven’s hills had eyes, and Karen Bass’s is home to a supernatural serial hunter drawn from the Cree legend of the Wîhtiko. When Jared’s plane crashes in the Alberta wilderness, he is saved by […]

Posted in The Hill

Raymond Nakamura on Family Heritage

May 24th, 2016

Raymond Nakamura is a Vancouver-based educational consultant, avid science blogger and the author of Peach Girl. He explored his Japanese heritage while spending time at a marine station and teaching ESL in Southern Japan. To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, we asked him if he’d be interested in writing a short piece for us about his […]

Posted in Book Authors, Peach Girl, Raymond Nakamura

Diversity Day Interview with Karen Bass

May 21st, 2016

The Hill is a supernatural survival-thriller by award-winning author Karen Bass that draws inspiration from the true story of a remote plane crash and the Cree Wîhtiko legend. For the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, I sat down with Karen to discuss The Hill’s protagonists: Jared, an affluent white teen from Edmonton, and […]

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Six Pajama Press titles featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens

May 20th, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that six recent Pajama Press titles have been selected and featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens: Ben Says Goodbye—STARRED SELECTION 978-1-927485-79-8  Hardcover with dust jacket Written by Sarah Ellis Illustrated by Kim La Fave Elephant Journey: The True Story of Three Zoo Elephants […]

Posted in A Year of Borrowed Men, Ben Says Goodbye, Elephant Journey, Kiss Kiss, Once Upon a Line, Timo's Garden

A Brush Full of Colour wins the Crystal Kite Award for Canada

May 19th, 2016

We are proud to announce that A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison by Margriet Ruurs and Katherine Gibson has won the 2016 Crystal Kite Award for Canada. The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize great books from the seventy SCBWI regions […]

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Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles by Shari Green receives its first review

May 13th, 2016

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles by Shari Green, one of our upcoming Fall 2016 titles, has received its first review from CM Magazine. “Told in verse-novel form, Green’s writing is captivatingly visual, with seamless inclusions of figurative language. As with many other verse-novels, a first-person narrative, told from the present tense, makes the story […]

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Honouring Aileen Rogers

May 12th, 2016

International Nurses’ Day is celebrated around the world on May 12 to mark the generosity and contributions of nurses everywhere, past and present. The date also marks Florence Nightingale’s birthdate; she’s the nurse many consider the founder of modern nursing. Today we’d like to take the opportunity to honour our favourite historical nurse, Aileen Rogers, […]

Posted in A Bear in War, Bear on the Homefront

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