Friday, March 28, 2014

some of the world's most beautiful bookshops!

How beautiful!




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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award!


Wahoo!! How To by Julie Morstad is the winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for 2014!




And... Wild Berries by Julie Flett is an honor book! We are so so proud of our authors/illustrators!
As the jury says: "How To is intelligent. It is a book that is raucous and quiet, active and contemplative, child-focused and ageless. It presents a unique perspective on “seeing” things and opens up all sorts of possibilities."

For more about IBBY check here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BC book prizes shortlist announced!

Yippee! Two of Simply Read's picture books are on the BC book prize shortlist--How To by Julie Morstad and Wild Berries by Julie Flett! Congratulations to them and to all the other nominees!




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cozy Classics Quiz!

Too cute! Here's a quiz done by The Lady Magazine, where you have to guess the Cozy Classic characters! Can you get them all right?


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Horn Book review for The Wild Berries


A beautiful review from The Horn Book for Wild Berries by Julie Flett

“The muted earth tones of the watercolor and collage illustrations in browns, grays, and reds perfectly complement the quiet tone of the story, as they offer a sense of the natural world in which Clarence is at home." Thanks, Horn Book!

Friday, November 29, 2013

New Simply Read Catalog - Spring 2014

Check out our new Simply Read Spring Catalog!

It is full of some beautiful upcoming titles including...

If I Wrote a Book About You
by Stephany Aulenback and illustrated by Denise Holmes



The Goodnight Book
by Lori Joy Smith


And... Bluebird
by Lindsey Yankey





Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yay! I Want to Go to the Moon by Tom Saunders and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent was chosen as a Canadian Toy Testing Council 2014 Award-Winner! 
Check out the list of the Recommended titles too--there are lots of Simply Read gems on there!