Tuesday, January 24, 2012

beautiful Alice

There are quite a few beautiful Alice in Wonderland editions out there. (One published by us, in fact, and illustrated by the extremely talented Iassen Ghiuselev which you can check out here.)

Another I just discovered today, illustrated by the remarkable Rebecca Dautremer, a French illustrator I would love to meet. How can you not be impressed with her work?

Monday, January 16, 2012

moon music

What could be cooler than the music that a moon makes?
The recent launch of one of our new books, I Want to Go to the Moon by Tom Saunders and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent, included a range of wonderful performances, and ended with a recording of Jupiter's moon, Io, and the sounds that it emits.
Check it out here, on "Symphony of the Planets"--recordings done by Nasa.
Io looks pretty amazing, too!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Joy of Books

How wonderful! Just wanted to let you know I was watching this neat little video of animated books by Type bookstore in Toronto (883 Queen Street West, (416) 366-8973). Everything you see here can be purchased at Type Books.
At about the 1:07 mark, one of our Simply Read titles, Dotty (by Paola Opal), dances!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

amazing bookshelves

Here is the best site ever for people who love to imagine what their dream library might one day look like! It's a photo blog collection of all the best bookshelf photos from around the world. (I only wish there were a few ones made completely of children's books--guess that's up to me to one day photograph ;)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Launch for I Want to Go to the Moon

Come celebrate the launch of I Want to Go to the Moon by Tom Saunders and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent.
When: 6-9 PM January 13, 2012
Where: Scottish Cultural Centre
8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver

There'll be book sales and signing, children's activities, refreshments and the Moon Stage where songs and poems will be preformed.