The Night Lion Interviews

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by pajamapress

Cover: The Night Lion Author: Sanne Dufft Publisher: Pajama PressKidLit TV with Rocco Staino interview with Sanne Dufft (featured from 39:30–46:10 of the recorded stream)

The Theory of Hummingbirds Interviews

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by pajamapress

Cover: The Theory of Hummingbirds Author: Michelle Kadarusman Publisher: Pajama PressPublishers Weekly “News From the North: September 2017” interview with Michelle Kadarusman

Best Pirate Interviews

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by pajamapress

Read Marmalade interview with author Kari-Lynn WintersCover: Best Pirate Author: Kari-Lynn Winters Illustrator: Dean Griffiths Publisher: Pajama Press

Dragonfly Song Interviews

Posted on September 17th, 2018 by pajamapress

Cover: Dragonfly Song Author: Wendy Orr Publisher: Pajama PressThe Edmonton Sun interview with Wendy Orr

Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family Reviews

Posted on September 17th, 2018 by pajamapress

Kirkus Reviews

Cover: Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family Authors: Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Publisher: Pajama Press“With simple but engaging language, Skrypuch recounts Van Ho’s true story of her lonely and hard life in Vietnam during the years she was separated from her family. Skrypuch offers readers myriad opportunities to identify with Van, who navigates school, friendship, bullying, and poverty, while also giving them insight into less-common American experiences such as political oppression and asylum. The story covers four years of Van’s life, including her reunion with parents and siblings in Canada and the immediate culture shock of arriving….This illuminating chapter book respects an often overlooked demographic, providing transitioning readers a truthful yet age-appropriate introduction to big issues that still affect people to this day. (Historical fiction. 7-11)”

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Our New Kittens Reviews

Posted on August 14th, 2018 by pajamapress

Kirkus Reviews

Cover: Our New Kittens Author: Theo Heras Illustrator: Alice Carter Publisher: Pajama Press“Illustrations in colored pencil, watercolor, and digital media feature soft lines and colors and emphasize the relationships between the boys and their pets…Endpapers list in crayon-styled hand printing things to have before bringing a kitten home and what to give your kitten each day….[will] stoke a child’s excitement about the idea of getting a pet and useful for facilitating a conversation about pet care. (Picture book. 3-6)”

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Giraffe and Bird Together Again Reviews

Posted on August 14th, 2018 by pajamapress

Kirkus Reviews

“The zany odd couple is back again in an exciting new adventure….Bender’s sharp wit, onomatopoeic language, and cartoon-style illustrations capture Giraffe’s exasperation, determination, and terror and, above all, the joy of his reunion with his best friend—right before they get themselves into more trouble! Bender includes a map of the locations Giraffe visits in his odyssey; inset pictures of the new animals in this book, a bush baby and an ibex, along with their Latin, scientific names offer bonus STEM material.

May this series continue with more humorous adventures that teach, ever so gently, that best friends have to let each other roam—because the reunion is that much sweeter. A sequel that delivers; may Bird soon have his own starring role in an upcoming story. (Picture book. 3-6)”

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CM Magazine

“Bender’s acrylic and coloured pencil artwork is an essential part of the book’s success, and, as in the previous Giraffe and Bird books, the illustrations’ contents not only reflect the characters’ emotions but add to the book’s written text….

Bender provides foreshadowing to the contents of Giraffe and Bird Together Again via a map that occupies part of the copyright page and its facing page. There, young readers can see the route that Giraffe will follow in his quest to find Bird as well as learn the names of the two other African animals that will make cameo experiences in Bender’s illustrations.

Like the earlier two books in the series, Giraffe and Bird Together Again offers subtle lessons in the dimensions of friendship.

Grade One children all across Canada will encounter these two animal friends this autumn as Giraffe and Bird has been chosen as the 2018 TD Grade One Book Giveaway selection.

Highly Recommended.”
—Dave Jenkinson

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A Good Trade Teaching Guide

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

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When Emily Carr Met Woo Teaching Guides

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

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Two Times a Traitor Teaching Guide

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

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The Theory of Hummingbirds Teaching Guides

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

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Slug Days Teaching Guides

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

Cover: Slug Days Author: Sara LEach Illustrator: Rebecca Bender Publisher: Pajama Press

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Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World Teaching Guides

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

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Once Upon a Line Teaching Guides

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

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Next Round: A Young Athlete’s Journey to Gold Teaching Guides

Posted on August 8th, 2018 by pajamapress

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