Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Child Soldier-Michel Chikwanine

Kids Can Press will be publishing Michel Chikwanine's story entitled Child Soldier this Fall. This powerful video provides and insight into what you can expect to read about.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Most Lost Authors at TPL

This is a somewhat dubious yet somehow flattering list that Toronto Public Library has put together; our very own Robert Munsch tops the list of authors most likely to be stolen, never returned or simply misplaced. "I am happy to see that thieves like my books and will continue to try to serve the needs of the reading underworld,” said Munsch, taking the news rather well. For more on this check out the Star's article.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015



The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
$23.95, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616203726
Publication date: Mar. 24, 2015
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
- Toronto Star, confirmed for YA-themed Arrivals column, scheduled for Aug. 9 issue

A popular Dinosaur book with a movie tie-in tidbit!

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour (779212) Jurassic World had the highest-grossing box office opening weekend in US history and has continued strong at the box office—and that’s driving strong sales of our book. Sales anecdote: Jack Horner, who contributed field notes for the book (super-helpful for anyone who wants to go dino-hunting in North America), was the inspiration for the character of Dr. Alan Grant in the original Jurassic Park.

Friday, July 10, 2015

What To Expect When You're Reading YA

PW does a great job of summing up trends in teen books. This season, publishers are continuing to respond to subjects out there that are very topical: mental illness, gender identity, etc. To read the full article click here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Leo: A Ghost Story

Leo: A Ghost Story has totally charmed the pants off of anyone who has read it. Below is an adorable video with kids talking about whether or not ghosts exist. I am personally still undecided ;).

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Magical Summer Books for Kids

49th Shelf has together a delightful list of summer reads for kids; one of my faves See You Next Year.