Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Worn Stories Book Trailer

Check out this beautiful book trailer for Worn Stories by Emily Spivack, which is a Dewey pick for fall!

About Worn Stories:

"Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories , Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China; musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, HeidiJulavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past-clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives." (From

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kids Can Press "If" Giveaway!

Love kid-lit? Have a Goodreads account? You're in luck! 
Kids Can Press is giving away advanced copies of If... A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith, just in time for back-to-school.
This is one of my fave kid's books this season!
Giveaway closes September 9, 2014.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Grumpy Cat on Canada AM

Best-selling author, Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce), recently embarked on a North American tour which ended in Toronto on August 9, 2014. It was the only Canadian stop on the tour and, unsurprisingly, Grumpy Cat garnered lots of attention from the local media. The day before her big event at Indigo Eaton Centre, she dropped by CTV's Canada AM for an interview. 

Check out Grumpy Cat in all her grumpy glory here.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ashley Spires on The Morning Show

Canadian author-illustrator Ashley Spires recently appeared on Global TV's The Morning Show to discuss Toronto Public Library's book hacking workshops, where kids are encouraged to use their creativity to cut up books and create something new with them. Watch the fascinating discussion here.