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!


Friday, November 1, 2013

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013

We are so proud to have four books picked by the CCBC for their 2013 'Best Books for Kids and Teens'.
Anna May's Cloak by Christiane Cicioli and illustrated by Susan Pearson
Dreamboats by Dan Bar-el and illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin
And two of our titles even received stars!
How To by Julie Morstad
Murilla Gorilla by Jennifer Lloyd and illustrated by Jacqui Lee

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shaun Tan Fairy Tales

This is amazing: Grimms' tales retold by Pulman, and illustrated with sculptures by Shaun Tan. Thanks to Jules of 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast for the link.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

YAY - HOW TO's GG nomination!!

Many congratulations to Julie Morstad for her GG nomination for HOW TO. We are so so excited!
Discover all the wonderful nominees here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New York Times review of WILD BERRIES

A fantastic New York Times review came out today for WILD BERRIES by Julie Flett. We are always so honored when the New York Times reviews our books! Some stellar quotes include: "Observant knowledge of woods and wildlife, a sense of hard-earned bounty and a respect for traditional ways make Flett’s story both specific to her background and broadly appealing." And: "The illustrations have an extraordinary, austere beauty." See here for the full review!

Monday, September 23, 2013

WORD September 29th, Vancouver

There's been a long absence on this blog! Our apologies! But we will be back at it now, with lots of new titles and exciting things to post about. First of all... Check out all our fabulous authors at Vancouver's WORD, this Sunday 29th. They will all be reading in the Children's Library, Harvey Southam Room. 11:00 am Paola Opal - Pippy 11:20 am Holman Wang - Cozy Classics 12:00 pm Kallie George - Spark 12:20 pm Julie Morstad
 - How To Check out the lovely covers! We have a booth too, where we will be selling new books at discounted prices! And there are so many other fun things to check out as well and you can find out all about the events here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wowza! Three wins for Alcuin!

Just today the Alcuin Society announced its award winners for 2013. We have THREE books that won, in First, Second and Third Place. We are thrilled. First prize: Everyone Eats, by Julia Kuo and designed by the amazing Sara Gillingham. Second prize: Lily Loves, by Kai L├╝ftner and illustrated by Judith Drews also designed by Sara Gillingham. Third prize: When I Was Small, by Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad, designed by the amazing Robin Mitchell Crainfield. Check them out and check out all the other Alcuin award winners!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Simply Read Spring 2013

Our new Spring Titles are up on our website. Check them out! They are all beautiful, and standouts include: The New Arrival
Anna May's Cloak
Circles of Round
Dream Boats
How To
Our FIRST early reader: Murilla Gorilla
And two new Cozy Classic titles, including War and Peace and Les Miserables!