BOOK OF THE WEEK: TOUGH GUYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

Even though gender roles and norms have become less rigid in recent years, there is still a lot to be said for how much emotion the average Joe (or Matt or Eric or Justin) is “allowed” to show. Boys, although their wardrobe and occupational choices may have changed, are still largely relegated to keeping their…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: JON LE BON- THE BRAIN OF THE APOCALYPSE

New this fall to the English language market, the Super Agent Jon Le Bon graphic novel series currently has 300,000 copies in print in Quebec. Already a huge hit amongst young Francophone readers, this quirky and kooky series promises to be a hit amongst kids drawn to bold graphics, funky colours and offbeat situations. Author and illustrator…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: BAD PIRATE

Avast ye maties! This Saturday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! What better way to celebrate than with a booty of pirate themed books, like Bad Pirate written by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Dean Griffiths. Captain Barnacle Garrick thinks that there is nothing worse than a good-hearted pirate, although his daughter, the mild-mannered August Garrick,…

AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: PETER JAMES

Meet the man behind the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace books, one of the preeminent crime thriller series in the world. The books, available now from PGC/Raincoast are set in Brighton, UK, the same colourful and charming seaside city that reared Peter James. Having sold a combined 16 million copies worldwide, we are very excited to add…

AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: JULIA DONALDSON

There aren’t many contemporary children’s writers as prolific as Julia Donaldson. Her whimsical, rhyming stories like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and What The Ladybird Heard have inspired the imaginations of countless children around the world, and been the first spark of a lifelong love for reading. Growing up in 1950s England, Donaldson’s life was full of magic…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THAT SUGAR BOOK

Recently, it seems as though every day we hear that a particular food is good for you, and then the next day, it’s not. That Sugar Book explodes this debate– it takes on purportedly healthy foods and reveals just how much sugar is added to that crunchy granola you’re eating every morning. The book is based on…