Posted on January 20th, 2017 by pajamapress
Elliot by Julie Pearson, illustrated by Manon Gauthier
“Elliot’s parents love him, but they don’t know how to take care of him. When a social worker name Thomas comes, Elliot’s world turns upside down….”
Going for a Sea Bath by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle
“When Leanne complains that bath time is boring, her father has some excellent, terrific and spectacular ideas…This title is also available in French as Un bain trop plein!”
Sky Pig by Jan L. Coates, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo
“Ollie the pig wants to fly. Jack would do anything to make Ollie happy.”
The Hill by Karen Bass
“After a night on the hilltop, the teens find everything in the forest has subtly changed… and the plane has disappeared. Even worse, something is hunting them.”
Posted on March 27th, 2015 by pajamapress
Five Pajama Press titles have been selected for the Bank Street College of Education’s The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2015 Edition:
Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That
Written by Victoria Allenby, illustrated by Tara Anderson
Under Five, Animals (Fiction)
Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World
Written and illustrated by Celia Godkin
Ages 9–12, Ecology
Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends
Written by Rob Laidlaw
Ages 9–12, Science
Moon at Nine
Written by Deborah Ellis
Ages 12–14, Today
Written by Karen Bass
Ages 14+, Historical Fiction
Click here to view the full lists.
Posted on November 21st, 2014 by pajamapress
Pajama Press is pleased to congratulate the authors of four of our Spring 2014 titles on being selected for the Fall 2014 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens.
Starred Selection: Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis
Starred Selection: Revenge on the Fly by Sylvia McNicoll
When Emily Carr Met Woowritten by Monica Kulling and illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World written and illustrated by Celia Godkin
Best Books for Kids & Teens is a publication of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Click here to learn more.
Posted on May 12th, 2014 by pajamapress
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s semi-annual publication Best Books for Kids & Teens has selected four Pajama Press books in its Spring 2014 edition:
Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby with illustrations by Tara Anderson
The Stowaways by Meghan Marentette with illustrations by Dean Griffiths—Starred Selection
Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass—Starred Selection
Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends by Rob Laidlaw—Starred Selection
Congratulations to our authors and illustrators whose work has been honoured!
Posted on December 1st, 2013 by pajamapress
Pajama Press is thrilled to announce that every book in our Spring 2013 list has been recognized in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s Fall 2013 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens. Those books are:
Nix Minus One by Jill MacLean—Starred Selection
Namesake by Sue MacLeod
Hoogie in the Middle by Stephanie McLeallan, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Community Soup by Alma Fullerton—Starred Selection
Congratulations to Jill, Sue, Stephanie, Dean, and Alma!
Posted on May 26th, 2013 by pajamapress
Pajama Press is pleased to announce that all three of the books we published in our first season have been selected for Bank Street College of Education’s “Best Children’s Books of the Year 2013” list.
No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw and Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch appear in the Information Books section for ages nine to twelve, while True Blue by Deborah Ellis was selected for Fiction ages fourteen and up.
Congratulations to Rob, Marsha and Deborah.
Click here to view the full list.
Posted on July 16th, 2012 by pajamapress
When I was a kid I loved libraries and bookstores. I could walk in, find the shelves of juvenile fiction, and pull off a dozen books I wanted to read. Just like that.
It’s harder these days. I don’t know if it’s my age, or the literary snobbiness I contracted during my undergraduate studies, or the overwhelming abundance of books, but I just can’t seem to decide what I want to read anymore. Even in the juvenile fiction section, which – let’s face it – I will never outgrow.
Luckily, there are institutions for people like me. Literary ones, that is – not mental ones. The one that’s closest to my heart is the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, which is dedicated to promoting Canadian books for young readers. One of their projects is a publication called Best Books for Kids and Teens. It’s a guide in magazine form to the best books, magazines, and audio and video products published for kids in Canada. Here’s what you need to know about it:
- Entries in the guide are selected, not sponsored
- The guide is directed at parents and adults who work with small children, teenagers, and every age in between
- The selection committee is composed of educators, booksellers, and librarians from across the country
- New in 2012: this is now a twice-a-year publication, with both spring and fall issues
How can I get this publication?
I’m glad you asked. The easiest way is to follow this direct link to the products section of the CCBC website. There you can purchase individual copies, subscriptions, and memberships. With a membership you also get a subscription to another CCBC publication, Canadian Children’s Book News.
Best Books for Kids and Teens is also available in select stores and newsstands across the country.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre administers a number of awards that recognize excellence in Canadian young people’s literature. Check out their links on the Amazon and Indigo online stores!