Book of the Week: Francesca Sanna’s The Journey, Read by Trudeau

The Journey Francesca Sanna 9781909263994 | $25.95 CAN HC | 48 Pages | Available Now Flying Eye Books Distributed by Publishers Group Canada The Journey is a beautifully illustrated book with haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis. It explores the unimaginable decisions made by a family as they leave their home and everything they know to…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: GOOD PIRATE

In the follow up to Bad Pirate (May 2015, Pajama Press), Augusta Garrick is yet again out to prove that a pirate can be anything she wants. The sea pup is still under pressure to fit in, this time by abandoning her love for fancy things. After all, says her father the captain, a good…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: MALAIKA’S COSTUME BY NADIA HOHN & IRENE LUXBACHER

“The Caribbean and Canada; a daughter separated from her mother; the dream of a beautiful dress to show off for Carnival. This is the story beautifully recounted in Malaika’s Costume.” — CM Magazine Malaika’s Costume is a vibrant celebration of life against the odds. A young girl — whose mother is working hard to establish…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: ELLIOT BY JULIE PEARSON & MANON GAUTHIER

Elliot’s story is one that demands to be told. His family, though very loving, is not equipped to deal with his needs. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. A visit from Andrew (a…

PUBLISHER OF THE WEEK: TIGER TALES BOOKS

One of the newest publishers to our stable already packed with the best of the best is actually an old fan favourite– Tiger Tales Books! Since 2000, Tiger Tales has been publishing high-quality, affordably priced books for babies and kids. Some of their picture books are already well known and loved (like Augustus and His Smile,…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: KISS, KISS

Sweet, simple, and sized just right for little hands, Kiss, Kiss is great for storytime snuggling around the love-liest holiday of the year. In musical language translated from Jennifer Couëlle’s sublime French text, this book celebrates the sweet gesture as a small child experiences it: in a parent’s snug goodnight, a baby’s sticky smooch, and…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: MARGUERITE’S CHRISTMAS

A touching portrait of aging and what it means to be alone during the holidays, Marguerite’s Christmas is sure to become a modern classic– and it also might make you cry. As with the best stories in this genre, Marguerite’s Christmas is a simple one that pulls and tugs at your heartstrings, and in turn,…

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,…