Thursday, February 23, 2012

international edible book festival

Playing By The Book International Edible Book Festival!
If you love great children’s books and cake in equal measure, this book will be right up your street!
Anyone can enter--find out more here.
And check out some of the awesome book cakes ;)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Launch for Chantel's Quest for the Silver Leaf

You're invited to join us for the launch of Chantel's Quest for the Silver Leaf, by Oliver Neubert.
This is the third book in the Chantel's Quest series!
When: Thursday Feb 23 at 7 pm
Where: Christianne's Lyceum, 3696 West 8th Ave., Vancouver BC V6R 1Z1

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"The Unthanks - King of Rome (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards)"

Watch The Unthanks perform live, along with the The Brighouse and Rastrick Band, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Here they're preforming "The King of Rome"

We are especially excited because this song, written by Dave Sudbury, is also a book by Simply Read!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lily Loves... Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
Lily Loves is one of our new Spring titles by Kai Luftner and the lovely Judith Drews! Check it out here

Lily loves a lot of things...
whispering so softly she can't even hear herself

And stories that never could have happened, but are true all the same.

What are some of the things you love?

Monday, February 13, 2012

international book giving day!

On Feb. 14, celebrate a new holiday alongside Valentine's day---International Book Giving Day!
International Book Giving Day’s website:

Here are three simple ways that you can share in this initiative:

1) Give a book to a friend or relative;
2) Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two; or
3) Leave a good book in a waiting room or lobby.

These make extra nice gifts ;) And they double as looking slightly Valentinesy. (Color-wise at least!)

Friday, February 3, 2012

picture books about family

In celebration of Family Literacy Day (which was on Jan 27 2012), the Canadian Children’s Book Centre compiled a list of 50 Canadian children’s books involving the subject of family.
One of the books posted was one published by us -- Missuk's Snow Geese, written by Anne Renadd and illustrated by Genevieve Cote.
It is a lovely one!

And, in fact, some of our new titles are actually all about families, too!

Mermaids by Cynthia Heinrichs and illustrated by Jumin Lee (Like Missuk's Snow Geese, this tale is about a girl who wants to do the same job as her parents.)

Oliver's Tantrums by Boriana and Vladimir Todorov, about jealousy of a sibling and the tantrums this causes.

When I Was Small by Sara O'Leary and Julie Morsad -- the third in the Henry series; each book is the imaginative discussions between parents and child.