Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New book reviews on New fall children's books!

And Then It Rained on Malcolm by Paige Feurer & Rich Farr **
$23.99, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781634501507
Pub date: Sep. 15, 2015
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
 ** Canadian author and Illustrator - from Calgary
From Apple Trees to Cider, Please! by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky & Julia Patton
$23.99, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807565131
Pub date: Sep.1, 2015
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co.
Madame Martine Breaks the Rules by Sarah S. Brannen
$23.99, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807549070
Pub date: Sep. 1, 2015
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co.

We are counting down the days for the publication of MAYOR ROB FORD: UNCONTROLLABLE

Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollable by Mark Towhey & Johanna Schneller
$32.99, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781634500425
Pub date: Oct. 27, 2015
Publisher: Skyhorse
·    Maclean's, 1st serial excerpt (8 pgs.), Oct. 15 issue – NEW DATE!
·    The Globe and Mail, conversation-style feature between Mark & Robyn Doolittle, pub date tk
·    CBC Metro Morning, interview with Mark Towhey, Oct. 26 (air time TBD)
·    CTV Canada AM, live on-air interview with Mark Towhey, Oct. 27 @ 7:40 am ET (national)
·    CBC As It Happens, pre-taped interview with Mark, scheduled to air Oct. 28
·    TVO The Agenda, pre-taped interview with authors, taping on Nov. 10 @ 6:00 pm; episode scheduled to air 3rd week of Nov.
Media Interest (TBC):
·    National Post
·    Toronto Star
·    CBC Metro Morning
·    CTV News Channel
·    City News
·    Global News
·    Toronto Sun
·    Metro News
·    CFRB 1010
·    CP24
·    Toronto Life
Publicity Highlights
·    Chronicle Herald, mentioned (print) [clipping attached], Oct. 5

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Calling All Kids...Get Out and Vote!

Finalists Announced for the 2015 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

TD is once again partnering with CBC Books to present the TD Canadian Children's Literature Fan Choice Award. Young people across Canada are encouraged to vote for their favourite book online at from October 1 to 30, 2015. This year, in partnership with Radio-Canada, the Fan Choice Award will also be presented to a French-language title — young readers can vote for their favourite book from September 28 to October 24, 2015 at Two lucky voters will be selected to attend the Montreal and Toronto galas to meet their favourite author/illustrator and present the award. Click here to vote.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Owlkids has the Inside Track!

Here is a cool video that Owlkids made about Edward Keenan, Toronto Star city politics columnist and author of The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics. See what a day in Keenan's life looks like, and hear his take on why kids and young people should care about politics. Owlkids has launched The Inside Track, a new site that has all kinds resources for teachers and librarians as well as behind the scenes looks at what's happening. Check it out!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Canadian Book Buying Habits By Region

BookNet Canada just released this study and it's filled with interesting facts...who knew that way out West, they prefer non-fiction to fiction. To read more, go here!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Me, My Hair and I edited by Elizabeth Bennett

People Magazine (Oct 5th) has chosen this book as their Book of the Week and one of the Best New Books for Fall 2015.

GIRL WAITS WITH GUN - a new mystery from Amy Stewart

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
$36.00, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780544409910
Pub date: Sep. 1, 2015
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Brandon Sun and Prince George Citizen, review (from The Associated Press), Sep. 15

The long awaited sequel has arrived.... and it's a Dewey pick from Laureen

The Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey Wood & Don Wood
$24.50, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780544308329
Pub date: Sep. 1, 2015
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury, review ("A lovely book for full-moon nights"), Sep. 12 [clippings available]

More regional reviews for this new mystery.

The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor
$33.95, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616203689
Pub date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Algonquin
Waterloo Region Record and syndicated in the Guelph Mercury, Northumberland News, and Durham Region, review, Sep. 19

The Perfect Theory by Pedro Ferreira
$20.95, Paperback
ISBN: 9780544483866
Pub date: Mar. 24, 2015
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
CBC Radio Quirks & Quarks, interview with Dr. Pedro Ferreira, late October (run date tk)

Lovable Livable Home - a fall Dewey Pick from Laureen is now available - Canadian media just about to happen!

Lovable Livable Home
Lovable Livable Home by Sherry & John Petersik
$37.50, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781579656225
Pub date: Sep. 22, 2015
Publisher: Artisan
National Post, Homes feature, run date tk

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Secrets Are Coming!

Kelley Armstrong, Eric Walters, Vicki Grant and the rest of the Secrets authors will be touring extensively in Canada to promote the new series starting with a blog tour. For all the dates you can go here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Canadian Children's Authors and Illustrators Support Refugees

Author/editor Sarah Harvey and author Robin Stevenson launched a fundraising campaign for Syrian refugee relief this weekend, and I think it’s fair to say that it’s gone viral – they raised over $10,000 in less than 72 hours, including a hefty donation from Kenneth Oppel and have surpassed their goal set of $20,000. Here’s the link to the fundraiser where they are soliciting donations for Doctors Without Borders.  
CBC has also picked up the story!

Friday, September 18, 2015

No Pants Party! And You Are Invited!

Jenny Lawson will be launching her new book Furiously Happy on Tuesday online. Be there or be square!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Rosemary the Hidden Kennedy made the cover of People Magazine.

Pub month - November 2016

The long-awaited sequel is now available and a Dewey Diva Pick

The Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

$24.50, Hardcover

ISBN: 9780544308329

Pub date: Sep. 1, 2015

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Review syndicated in,,,,,,, Sep. 6

The 2016 Old Farmer's Almanac is now available. Take a look at the Canadian media lined up for this title

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2016 (Canadian Edition)
$6.99, Paperback
ISBN: 9781571986863
Pub date: Sep. 8, 2015
Publisher: Yankee
Winnipeg Tour: Sep. 22
·    CTV Morning Live, in-studio interview (live)
·    Global The Morning News, in-studio TV interview (live)
Toronto Tour: Sep. 23
·    CTV Canada AM, in-studio national TV interview (live)
·    CTV Morning News, in-studio interview
·    CP24-TV, in-studio interview
·    CKFM The Breakfast Show with Mad Dog & Maura, in-studio radio interview (live)
·    CKHC, in-studio radio interview (live)
Montreal Tour: Sep. 24
·    CityTV Breakfast Television, in-studio interview (live)
·    Toronto Sun, "Old Farmer's Almanac gives Canadians a head's up with weather," Aug. 27

Friday, September 11, 2015

Star Reads Day...Only a Month AWAY!

October there or be square! Check this link out for more info.
If you are a librarian and want more information please leave a comment and we can send you some materials to celebrate. Supplies are limited!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Great Gardening booksv for the active gardener or arm-chair reader.

The Wreath Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis & Jill Rizzo
$33.95, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781579655594
Pub date: Oct. 7, 2014
Publisher: Artisan
Canadian Gardening, garland project recipe excerpt, Fall/Winter issue
Other titles to be featured in the Market column of this issue:
$30.95, Paperback
ISBN: 9781604695014
Pub date: Jul. 1, 2015
Publisher: Timber Press
Essential  Perennials by Ruth Rogers Clausen & Thomas Christopher
$53.95, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781604693164
Pub date: Jan. 22, 2015
Publisher: Timber Press
Epic Tomatoes by Craig LeHoullier
$26.95, Paperback
ISBN: 9781612122083
Pub date: Dec. 30, 2014
Publisher: Storey
The Plant Lover's Guide Series
$33.95, Hardcover
Assorted titles
Publisher: Timber Press

Sherlock Holmes fans --- listen up! Zach Dundas, author of The Great Detective will be on Q with Shad.

The Great Detective by Zach Dundas
$35.00, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780544214040
Pub date: Jun. 2, 2015
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
CBC Radio q with Shad; interview to be pre-taped Aug. 26, scheduled to air Fri. Aug. 28

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A new perspective on the ROB FORD story by his former Chief of Staff, Mark Towhey - due out this fall season.

Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollable by Mark Towhey & Johanna Schneller
$35.99, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781634500425
Pub date: Nov. 10, 2015
Publisher: Skyhorse
Maclean's, confirmed for 1st serial rights excerpt, Nov. 5 issue

Need kids craft ideas - take a look at these two books! will be doing online features with excerpts on the following titles:


Project Kid by Amanda Kingloff

$30.95, Hardcover

ISBN: 9781579655143

Pub date: Apr. 8, 2014

Publisher: Artisan


More Boredom Busters by Caroline Fernandez

$20.95, Paperback

ISBN: 9781782491996

Pub date: Feb. 1, 2015

Publisher: CICO Books

A new Jacques Pepin cookbook - due out in October - media update


Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen (HMH) by Jacques Pepin

9780544301986, $45.00 HC, Pub: Oct. 6, 2015

·         Publishers Weekly, review, Aug. 3

·         Food & Wine, October issue

·         O Magazine, October issue

·         Cooking Light, October issue

·         New York Times Magazine, October (date tk)

·         ABC's The Chew, November (date tk)

·         Rachael Ray, November (date tk)

·         Saveur, Thanksgiving feature, November issue

·         Every Day with Rachael Ray, Thanksgiving feature, November issue

·         CBS' This Morning Saturday, Thanksgiving segment, Nov. 21

·         CBS' The Talk, December (date tk)

·         Martha Stewart Living, December issue