Friday, September 30, 2016

Happy B-Day Annick Press!

Anne and Rick working out of Anne's basement in the early days of Annick Press, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
PW did a great piece on the history of Annick Press who have been publishing for 40 years! From working out of a basement on a shared desk to one of the top children's publishers, it is an amazing story. :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy B-day Curious George!

It's everyone's favourite monkey's 75th birthday this year! Created 75 years ago by Margret and HA Rey, the very first Curious George book has never been out of print. Here's a link to some fun facts about the cheeky wee monkey. If you would like to celebrate his b-day, you can download an activity kit here.    

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lois Lowry: 6 books that changed my life

Lois Lowry's Looking Back: A Book of Memories, will be coming out in a new edition early next year. She recently talked to the CBC about the 6 books that changed her life. 2 of the books she picked were by our very own Robertson Davies and Margret Atwood. You can see the full list here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Star Wars Reads Month is Coming!

DK has downloadable activity kits on their website. If you'd like Star Wars Bookplates and Star Wars Bookmarks, send them an email at by October 1st! 
Enjoy - and may the Force be with you!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Time to Get Your Yum On!

Chatelaine has posted the 18 hot cookbooks to watch for this Fall. So many to choose from! These books make the impending cold weather seem more least I can eat my way thru Winter ;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Canada Rocks...But We Already Know That...


SLJ wrote a super article on how Canada publishes so many diverse kid's books. Written by our very own Ken Setterington, the article profiles lots of our fabulous publishers and creators.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Batman Day...September 17th...Save the Date!

And if you are really into it, you can download some really cool activity kits from the DK website...enjoy!