Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mermaids Book Launch

Hope you've been having a delightful summer!
We have another launch for a lovely picture book: Mermaids by Cynthia Heinrichs and illustrated by Jumin Lee.
More about the book here.

When: September 10, 7 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum, 3696 West 8th Avenue

Goodies and refreshments will be served!

Hope you see you all there!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

amazing website of Herve Tullet

Herve Tullet is the genius behind a series of children's coloring and activity books, such as The Coloring Book.
His website is absolutely magical.
This is one of the best children's book author/illustrator websites I've seen. So interactive and fun.
Go to the map, and check out the following:
On the far left, the orange flower leads you to the most awesome car race for your mouse.
The scribble on the top leads you to hilarious scribbling activities.
The Coloring Book cover below leads you to strange and nearly impossible coloring activities.

Friday, August 12, 2011

the brothers quay

If you haven't come across this awesome pair of stop-motion film-makers before, now is the time!
From America, the Brothers Quay now work and reside in England where they create the creepiest and coolest stop-motion shorts.
This one above is called The Calligrapher.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

whither the library

Unfortunately this isn't the nicest news to share: Here in Canada, in Toronto, public libraries are under threat.
The author of bestselling children's book, "The Grufflao" Julia Donaldson, speaks up.
You can listen to the CBC's segment on the future of libraries here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

IBBY Canada Cleaver Picture Book Award to Illustrator Julie Flett

Yipee! Or as in the Michif language, 'Miyo-√Ęcimowin' (which means "Good news!")

IBBY Canada (International Board on Books for Young People, Canadian section) just announced that Vancouver illustrator Julie Flett is the winner of the 2010 IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award for Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’Alfabet di Michif / Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, published by us, Simply Read Books!

This book also recently won the BC Book Prize Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize!

Here are some of the gorgeous images from the book: