Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Saffy Looks for Rain, which was recently shortlisted for the Appys 2012 award for Best Educational/Kids App, will be part of the November 30th ‘App Friday,’ a popular online promotion started by the organization Mom’s with Apps that works to highlight great products across the educational app community. Each week, select free and discounted apps are promoted via the App Friday Facebook page, the #appfriday hashtag on Twitter, as well as here. Check out Saffy Looks for Rain, if you haven't already! A recent review of the app from Kirkus Reviews reads, “the app beautifully illustrates how a simple story, well presented, can be simply refreshing.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
October 13, 14 and 15 Simply Read Books had a blast at the PNBA (Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association) fall tradeshow. Here Holman Wang is ready to sign his Cozy Classic titles: Kathy Beliveau's table: Under the Mound:
Sunday, October 21, 2012
This amazing book features the work of up-and-coming illustrators and creators of children's books--including talent Julie Morstad. She is the illustrator of many Simply read Books, including her two most recent When I Was Small and The Swing. Learn more about the book, Little Big Books, here.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
What: World premiere of Return to Reichenbauch by Maureen Kelleheron When: October 18th at 3.30PM Where: St. John's International Women's Film Festival At last--the documentary that Lisa Birnie's "In Mania's Memory" was based on is coming out! This fantastic film follows the tales of two women from opposite sides of WW2. This is the
Monday, October 15, 2012
This weekend has been the PNBA (Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association) fall tradeshow. We were so pleased to have a host of our authors signing books including: Kathy Beliveau with The Yoga Game Holman Wang with Cozy Classics Tom Saunders with I Want to Go to the Moon Cindy Heinrichs with Under the Mound and Paola Opal with the Simply Small Series! Here is a pic from Tom's signing. More to come ;)
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A wonderful review in the New York Times for Julia Kuo's beautiful board book, Everyone Eats. As NYT says, "Looking very contemporary in an old-time way, the visually striking “Everyone Eats!” feels like the kind of book you’d pick up at an organic children’s clothing store." Congrats, Julia!
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Canadian Children's Book Centre is holding an art exhibit in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts called The Art of the Picture Book. Please go here to see the wonderful art that is being displayed in the Montreal. It is amazing. There will be also be an art auction held October 16, 2012 of these fabulous pieces of art. Even if you live far away, if you would like to bid on any of these works of art please be sure to contact Charlotte Teeple -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 31, 2012
For all the teachers out there--or parents who like fun activities that further reading--we now have teacher guides for some of our Simply Read titles: Bella's Blessings by Brenda Stokes and illustrated by Trisha DesRosiers The Yoga Game by Kathy Beliveau and illustrated by Farida Zaman You can download them here!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Yay! We are pleased to announce that we have quite a few books that have been chosen by Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012. When I Was Small by Sara O'Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward and illustrated by Julie Morstad Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? by Dan Bar-el and illustrated by Rae Mate Owls See Clearly at Night by Julie Flett
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Yipee! Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been? by Dan Bar-el and illustrated by Rae Mate, has just been nominated for the 2012 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Congrats to our author and illustrator, and to all the others who were nominated. May the best book win! Find out more about the Canadian Children's Book Centre!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
One of the first books we published at Simply Read Books was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev. We have since reprinted it numerous times as well as even done a new edition. We are always on the look out of other beautiful illustrated versions of Alice, and this one certainly caught our eye: from Penguin UK and Yayoi Kusama, Japan’s most celebrated contemporary artist, comes a striking version with colorful dots and twisted typography.
Friday, June 1, 2012
How interesting! Check out some of these French children's picture books--so much darker than what you can find in North America. More here! Thanks to Jenny Colgan for the info.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I am pretty exited about some of our upcoming titles. We just put them up on our website. Here is a sneak peek at some of them: The Swing, poem by Robert Louis Stevenson and illustrated by the fabulous Julie Morstad. (Soon to be an amazing book trailer too ;) Everyone Eats by Julie Kuo--a fun and pretty board book. Lily Loves by Kai Luftner and illustrated by Judith Drews--such a cute picture book! Zingy, a baby hummingbird.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Congratulations to our nominees for the 2012-2013 Chocolate Lily Awards! They include: Pussycat Pussycat Where Have You Been? by Dan Bar-el and illustrated by Rae MateMore about these awards here!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
We are very pleased to announce that "When I Was Small" by Sara O'Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad won the 2012 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. The BC Book Prizes Gala was held this weekend, and it was a fantastic event. Congratulations to all the other beautiful books nomination for the Christie Harris, especially our own "Pussycat Pussycat Where Have You Been" written by Dan Bar-el and illustrated by Rae Mate.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Easter is almost upon us, and here are some adorable coloring cards by Lisa Cinar, author and illustrator of The Day It All Blew Away and Paulina P. for Petersen. She recently launched her on-line store, Draw Me A Lion, full of lovely art activities for kids.
The coloring cards are available here to download.
Check out what they look like: