Tuesday, June 29, 2010

babyccino kids

Babyccino kids is a great website for modern parents looking for awesome crafts, recipes and kid-friendly ideas and must-have accessories and books. Goki Racing cars, cute vintage magnet sets... AND... a list of the best books for boys that includes When You Were Small by Sara O'Leary and Julie Morstad.

Check out the other awesome titles

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Monchan meets a little elephant

Check out this cute short trailer for our new book, Monchan's Bag.
Sleepless Kao, the author/illustrator, created it. She does some video work too!

We have more little videos of our books to come!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures

Our press, including thirty-seven of our titles, was reviewed in Issue 2.1 of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures in an article titled, "Simply Read: An Innovative Press," by Carole Scott, Professor Emeritus of English and former Dean of Undergraduate Studies at San Diego State University.

The reviews include Saffy by Paola Opal, The Day it All Blew Away and Paulina P. (for Petersen) by Lisa Cinar, Picturescape by Elisa Gutierrez, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev, and 22 more!

This academic, peer-reviewed journal was formerly called CCL/LCJ: Canadian Children's Literature/Litterature canadienne pour la jeunesse) and began in 1975 at the University of Guelph and in 2005 the journal moved to the University of Winnipeg. You can learn more about it and buy copies here. It is available at libraries too!

Check it out especially if you want to get a sense of our publishing program for the past few year! The article does a very good job!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

catalog coming soon

Soon available for download from our website!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Big Backyard Book Club

Over at TVO Kids, the featured book for their program Gisele's Big Backyard Book Club is our very own Ella's Umbrellas, by Jennifer Lloyd and illustrated by Ashley Spires.

What a cute program! There is a storytime video and when you are done watching you can answer questions about the characters in the book to complete the Big Backyard Book Club activity. Then you get a special colouring page!

Friday, June 4, 2010

which is simply the cutest?

We posted a while ago a list of baby animals and asked which you thought was cutest. Now we have this bigger list of animals for the Simply Small series by Paola Opal. Which do you like the best, and what would you name him or her?
Let us know! (It could be the next book!)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2009-2010 Chocolate Lily Award Winner!

We are very proud to announce that Penguin and the Cupcake by Ashley Spires won the 2009-2010 Chocolate Lily Award!
Thank you to all the kids who voted!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


All those who are inspired by stories for kids -- both books and movies -- and bring them to life is amazing. Such as this couple that decided to theme their engagement shoot around the Pixar movie 'Up'.

You can find out more about this photo shoot at Wildflowers Photography. What other kids books and kids movies have inspired engagement shoots and weddings? Which book or movie would you choose?