Archive for August, 2016

My Beautiful Birds Extended Author’s Note

August 31st, 2016

Suzanne Del Rizzo, author and illustrator of My Beautiful Birds, writes: With the increased news coverage about the Syrian conflict, young readers may have questions and feel distressed. Approaching the subject in an age-appropriate way to ensure they feel safe can often be difficult. Here are some website resources which feature information on the Syrian […]

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Rhino Rumpus a “go-to book for families” says CanLit for LittleCanadians

August 31st, 2016

Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson, the author-illustrator duo who brought us Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That (Pajama Press, 2013), have returned with another picture book for our littlest ones, this time focusing on the sibling antics of three rhinos as their mother attempts to bring them to some degree of harmony…. The text […]

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Why did we publish A Year of Borrowed Men?

August 31st, 2016

On August 26th, the website published a critique of A Year of Borrowed Men. The article asks why there has not been any conversation about the absence of the Holocaust in this World War II story. We would like to have that conversation. In today’s global climate, we saw a lot of value in […]

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Reviewer recommends The Hill for fans of The Lightening Thief and Hatchet

August 29th, 2016

“Seeking a fresh survival story? The Hill is here. How many times have you heard, “I’m looking for something like Hatchet?” Confidently suggest The Hill…. Legend and mysticism are presented with brilliant application of suspended disbelief. As with Riordan’s The Lightening Thief and Dixon’s Pheonix Island, readers who approach this title seeking action and adventure will […]

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Next Round “a sure hit,” says Booklist

August 25th, 2016

 “The rise of Arthur Biyarslanov, known as the Chechen Wolf, and his journey from refugee to soccer star to Olympian are chronicled in a narrative biography that is both inspirational and timely. Opening with the Biyarslanov family’s flight from Chechnya in a sequence that could be straight out of a movie, the book draws the […]

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Elliot “a must-have for public libraries”—Youth Services Book Review

August 23rd, 2016

This is a book that tries to explain the foster care system to young children. We are introduced to a little rabbit named Elliot and told ‘His mother and father loved him very much.’ But unfortunately, they do not know what to do when Elliot cries or yells or misbehaves….Thomas tells Elliot he will find […]

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