February 2020

Brand New Award Winners

In our last post, we sang the praises and delights of longlists and shortlists of finalists for major awards. Now we’ll celebrate some recent winners of awards that have been announced across the past few weeks. The Cybils Awards, which “recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary […]

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On the Road to Awards

We love those finalists lists as much as we love the ultimate winners.  Why? Shortlists give us nuance and hit a lot of possibilities. We think winning is great! We also think recognition for being in the run-up to the ultimate announcements gives readers and listeners a lot of riches. To celebrate this season’s announcements

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#IReadCanadian and You Can Too!

February 19, 2020, marks the first celebration of making a practice to read books from Canadian authors and publishers. We have some to share with you so you can settle in for a day of reading above the 49th parallel (and some from parts of Canada south of that, too). Let’s start with First Nations publisher Inhabit Media,

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Let’s Grow More Girl Scientists!

Today’s blog post was written by our Marketing Manager Emerson Heflin. February 11th draws attention to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Today, less than 30% of science researchers worldwide are women, so we could use the help of some inspiring picture books and novels to change the narrative and celebrate the women

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