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In Memory of Wallace Edwards

January 3rd, 2023

We are deeply saddened by the news of Wallace Edwards’ tragic passing. Wallace was a beloved children’s book illustrator who touched us all with his immense talent, vivid imagination, and warm heart. We were lucky enough to work with Wallace, publishing two of his beautiful books, Once Upon a Line and Woodrow at Sea. He […]

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Fall 2022 Promotional Video Now Live

August 8th, 2022

Pajama Press is proud to release our Fall 2022 Lineup video, introducing our upcoming books in the words of their creators! Picture books Bear Has a Belly, Let’s Add Up! and Dinos Driving will have little ones learning and laughing through every page. Cocoa Magic and While You Sleep transport readers to wonderful and cozy worlds. For middle-grade readers, Berani gets to the heart of the […]

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Summer Reads for Middle Grade

August 4th, 2022

It’s already August, and that means it’s time to savour the last precious weeks of summer! What better way to relax and enjoy the sunshine than with a book—or four? These are our summer reading recommendations—from an action-packed climate-fiction trilogy, to a wistful coming-of-age novel set in a seaside town, there’s something here for every […]

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Duchess of Cornwall reads The Library Bus at school literacy appearance in Ottawa

May 18th, 2022

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is seated in an upholstered chair while reading the picture book The Library Bus, which shows a young Afghan girl and a bus on the front cover

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Assumption Elementary School in the Ottawa neighbourhood of Vanier today. Known for her championship of literacy, the Duchess marked the visit with a reading of The Library Bus, written by Bahram Rahman and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard. This picture book celebrates women and girls finding innovative ways to spread […]

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OLA Virtual Super Conference

February 1st, 2022

Welcome to the Pajama Press OLA Super Conference Virtual Booth Web Page Giveaway! Snowflakes on My Nose Activity Book Illustrator Miki Sato of the Weather Days series (Snow Days, Sunny Days, Windy Days and soon Rainy Days), shows us step-by-step how she created the beautiful paper-collage snowflakes featured in this activity book! Enter our OLA […]

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A Sky-Blue Bench Wins ALA Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book

January 24th, 2022

It was announced this morning that A Sky-Blue Bench by author Bahram Rahman and illustrator Peggy Collins has been named an honor winner for the 2022 ALA Schneider Family Book Awards! Click here for the official press release! Reviews: ★ “A timely, eye-opening portrait of resilience, community, and hope.”—Kirkus Reviews ★ Starred Review ★ “This is a touching […]

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Cuckoo's Flight Virtual Launch with author Wendy Orr

March 25th, 2021

On the evening of Wednesday, April 7, Pajama Press will moderate a Virtual Zoom Launch with author Wendy Orr for her latest Bronze Age novel, Cuckoo’s Flight. “Orr mixes prose and poetry masterfully throughout the tale. The story is fast paced but has moments of contemplation, and Orr’s skill as a writer show, especially in […]

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Books for Kids about Human Rights

December 10th, 2020

The stories featured on this list deal with topics and themes related to human rights, and will engage young readers with their literary quality and gorgeous illustrations. The Library Bus by Bahram Rahman, illus. Gabrielle Grimard Author Bahram Rahman grew up in Afghanistan during years of civil war and the restrictive Taliban regime. He wrote The Library Bus to […]

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