has_publisher_logo

Advanced Search
 

Annick Press Spring 2017

more
Titles per page
  • 1
    catalogue cover
    Stormy Seas Stories of Young Boat Refugees Mary Beth Leatherdale Canada, Eleanor Shakespeare
    9781554518951 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics Age (years) from 10 - 14, Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (CAN) from 5 - 9, Reading age from 10 - 14 Publication Date:April 11, 2017
    $14.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0.21 in | 260 gr | 64 pages Carton Quantity:58 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A treacherous voyage across the open seas is the last hope for safety and freedom for five young people from around the world. The phenomenon of desperate refugees risking their lives to reach safety is not new. For hundreds of years, people have left behind family, friends, and all they know in hope of a better life. This book presents five true stories about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; José tries to reach the U.S. from Cuba; Najeeba flees Afghanistan and the Taliban; Mohamed, an orphan, runs from his village on the Ivory Coast. Aimed at middle grade students, Stormy Seas combines a contemporary collage-based design, sidebars, fact boxes, timeline and further reading to produce a book that is ideal for both reading and research. Readers will gain new insights into a situation that has constantly been making the headlines.
      Bio
      Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits and consults on books, magazines, and digital resources for children and youth.

      Eleanor Shakespeare is an illustrator and designer specializing in collage and photomontage image making. She works across publishing, editorial and design, and is the artist-in-residence at a high school in South London.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Bangkok Book Awards finalist 2017, Short-listed
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Booklist Editors’ Choice List 2017, Joint winner
      Booklist Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Older and Middle Readers 2018, Joint winner
      Books of the Year, Quill & Quire 2017, Joint winner
      Chicago Public Library’s Best Books List 2017, Joint winner
      Cybils Bloggers’ Literary Awards nomination 2017, Nominated
      EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association 2017, Joint winner
      Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Independent Publisher Book Award 2018, Joint winner
      Maine Student Book Award finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Nautilus Book Award, Silver 2019, Joint winner
      Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Notable Books for a Global Society 2018, Joint winner
      Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination 2017, Nominated
      Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, Honor Book 2018, Commended
      Skipping Stones Honor Award 2018, Joint winner
      Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List 2018, Joint winner
      Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association 2018, Joint winner
      VOYA Nonfiction Honor List 2018, Joint winner
      White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich 2018, Joint winner
      Reviews

      “Timely stories of courage and resilience.”


      “An extraordinary resource, compelling in content and useful as a resource to launch research.”


      “[The] stories get gorgeously, affectingly enhanced by London-based artist Eleanor Shakespeare.”


      “A timely, powerful piece of nonfiction, this is a first purchase for most collections.”


      “Gut-punch of a volume . . . offers an affecting perspective on the plight of refugees and emphasizes that this human-rights crisis is an ongoing, urgent issue.”


      “Harrowing, wrenching, and hopeful.”


      “An important and powerful book that is sure to spark discussion about the refugee crisis. A must have purchase for school and public libraries.”


      “The format helps a great deal as well as the overall layout that appeared somewhat like a newsletter, chunking the information into bite-size pieces that even the more reluctant readers would be drawn to read.”


      “It’s hard not to be moved by the sagas of these adolescents desperate to find a better life.”


      “Should be shared in late middle and high school classrooms.”


      “A wonderful addition to a unit of study on refugees, immigration, and/or multiculturalism.”

  • 2
    catalogue cover
    Stormy Seas Stories of Young Boat Refugees Mary Beth Leatherdale Canada, Eleanor Shakespeare
    9781554518968 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics Age (years) from 10 - 14, Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (CAN) from 5 - 9, Reading age from 10 - 14 Publication Date:April 11, 2017
    $24.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0.32 in | 440 gr | 64 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A treacherous voyage across the open seas is the last hope for safety and freedom for five young people from around the world. The phenomenon of desperate refugees risking their lives to reach safety is not new. For hundreds of years, people have left behind family, friends, and all they know in hope of a better life. This book presents five true stories about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; José tries to reach the U.S. from Cuba; Najeeba flees Afghanistan and the Taliban; Mohamed, an orphan, runs from his village on the Ivory Coast. Aimed at middle grade students, Stormy Seas combines a contemporary collage-based design, sidebars, fact boxes, timeline and further reading to produce a book that is ideal for both reading and research. Readers will gain new insights into a situation that has constantly been making the headlines.
      Bio
      Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits and consults on books, magazines, and digital resources for children and youth.

      Eleanor Shakespeare is an illustrator and designer specializing in collage and photomontage image making. She works across publishing, editorial and design, and is the artist-in-residence at a high school in South London.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Bangkok Book Awards finalist 2017, Short-listed
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Booklist Editors’ Choice List 2017, Joint winner
      Booklist Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction for Older and Middle Readers 2018, Joint winner
      Books of the Year, Quill & Quire 2017, Joint winner
      Chicago Public Library’s Best Books List 2017, Joint winner
      Cybils Bloggers’ Literary Awards nomination 2017, Nominated
      EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association 2017, Joint winner
      Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Independent Publisher Book Award 2018, Joint winner
      Maine Student Book Award finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Nautilus Book Award, Silver 2019, Joint winner
      Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Notable Books for a Global Society 2018, Joint winner
      Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination 2017, Nominated
      Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, Honor Book 2018, Commended
      Skipping Stones Honor Award 2018, Joint winner
      Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List 2018, Joint winner
      Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association 2018, Joint winner
      VOYA Nonfiction Honor List 2018, Joint winner
      White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich 2018, Joint winner
      Reviews

      “Timely stories of courage and resilience.”


      “An extraordinary resource, compelling in content and useful as a resource to launch research.”


      “[The] stories get gorgeously, affectingly enhanced by London-based artist Eleanor Shakespeare.”


      “A timely, powerful piece of nonfiction, this is a first purchase for most collections.”


      “Gut-punch of a volume . . . offers an affecting perspective on the plight of refugees and emphasizes that this human-rights crisis is an ongoing, urgent issue.”


      “Harrowing, wrenching, and hopeful.”


      “An important and powerful book that is sure to spark discussion about the refugee crisis. A must have purchase for school and public libraries.”


      “The format helps a great deal as well as the overall layout that appeared somewhat like a newsletter, chunking the information into bite-size pieces that even the more reluctant readers would be drawn to read.”


      “It’s hard not to be moved by the sagas of these adolescents desperate to find a better life.”


      “Should be shared in late middle and high school classrooms.”


      “A wonderful addition to a unit of study on refugees, immigration, and/or multiculturalism.”

  • 3
    catalogue cover
    Eyes and Spies How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know Tanya Lloyd Kyi Canada, Belle Wuthrich Canada
    9781554519101 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science Age (years) from 10 - 13, Age (years) from 10 - 13, Grade (CAN) from 5 - 8, Reading age from 10 - 13 Publication Date:March 14, 2017
    $14.95 CAD 6 x 8 x 0.33 in | 270 gr | 144 pages Carton Quantity:56 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Who is watching you… and why? Written for middle-grade and older readers, Eyes and Spies looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for both increased security and increased privacy are offered, which encourages readers to think critically about issues and decide for themselves. The book asks three simple questions: Who’s watching, and why? Where is the line between public and private? How can you keep your secrets to yourself? “Creepy Line” sidebars highlight controversial real-life scenarios and ask readers where they would set their own boundaries. Action Alerts encourage readers to find out more about how surveillance & data mining affects them. Other topics include how students are tracked at school; cyberbullying, and cyber safety. Colour illustrations and a dynamic design make this an enlightening and engaging read.
      Bio
      Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the award-winning author of 16 books for young readers, including DNA Detective, When the Worst Happens, and 50 Poisonous Questions. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator and designer.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Awards finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Green Book Festival Award 2017, Commended
      Montaigne Medal Award nomination 2018, Winner
      VOYA Nonfiction Honor List 2018, Joint winner
      Youth Science Book Award finalist, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2018, Short-listed
      Reviews
      AWARDS won & REVIEW QUOTES for other books by Tanya Lloyd Kyi: Extreme Battlefields …”unusual of theme and gratifyingly broad of both historical and geographical scope —Kirkus Reviews, 02/17/16 “High interest and thorough, it will delight military-history buffs.” Booklist on-line, 05/01/16 Green Book Festival Award 2017 Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination DNA Detective “This enticing and informative book doesn’t shy away from ethics and controversy …” —The Booklist Reader, 05/18/16 Best Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Science in Society Book Award finalist, Canadian Science Writers’ Association Information Book Award finalist, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Red Cedar Award finalist, B.C. When the Worst Happens “ … a thrilling, well-sourced book, ideal for research or for browsing.” —School Library Journal, 08/14 “Kyi’s fresh voice will have readers picturing themselves in the shoes of these real-life survivors.” —Kirkus Reviews, 08/20/14 Silver Birch Award, Honour Book, Ontario Library Association 2016 Rocky Mountain Book Award finalist Golden Oak Award nomination, Ontario Library Association

      “Although it’s written for kids . . . every adult should get this book, read it tive times, and then read it aloud to every child in their life.”


      “This lively effort serves well as a revealing, thoughtful, and provocative introduction to a complex subject and alarming realities.”


      “This is a mind-broadening read and an excellent addition to library collections, containing intriguing facts and major topics that invite debate and critical analysis.”


      “Accessible yet thought-provoking.”


      “Highly engaging and eye-opening . . . “Valuable” is an understatement. A timely read on surveillance and mass data collection for public and school libraries.”


      “Deserves a wide readership amongst pre-teens and young teens alike.”


      “A good informational resource and cautionary tale.”

  • 4
    catalogue cover
    Eyes and Spies How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know Tanya Lloyd Kyi Canada, Belle Wuthrich Canada
    9781554519118 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science Age (years) from 10 - 13, Age (years) from 10 - 13, Grade (CAN) from 5 - 8, Reading age from 10 - 13 Publication Date:March 14, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 8 x 0.47 in | 360 gr | 144 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Who is watching you… and why? Written for middle-grade and older readers, Eyes and Spies looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for both increased security and increased privacy are offered, which encourages readers to think critically about issues and decide for themselves. The book asks three simple questions: Who’s watching, and why? Where is the line between public and private? How can you keep your secrets to yourself? “Creepy Line” sidebars highlight controversial real-life scenarios and ask readers where they would set their own boundaries. Action Alerts encourage readers to find out more about how surveillance & data mining affects them. Other topics include how students are tracked at school; cyberbullying, and cyber safety. Colour illustrations and a dynamic design make this an enlightening and engaging read.
      Bio
      Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the award-winning author of 16 books for young readers, including DNA Detective, When the Worst Happens, and 50 Poisonous Questions. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator and designer.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Awards finalist 2018, Short-listed
      Green Book Festival Award 2017, Commended
      Montaigne Medal Award nomination 2018, Winner
      VOYA Nonfiction Honor List 2018, Joint winner
      Youth Science Book Award finalist, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2018, Short-listed
      Reviews
      AWARDS won & REVIEW QUOTES for other books by Tanya Lloyd Kyi: Extreme Battlefields …”unusual of theme and gratifyingly broad of both historical and geographical scope —Kirkus Reviews, 02/17/16 “High interest and thorough, it will delight military-history buffs.” Booklist on-line, 05/01/16 Green Book Festival Award 2017 Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination DNA Detective “This enticing and informative book doesn’t shy away from ethics and controversy …” —The Booklist Reader, 05/18/16 Best Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Science in Society Book Award finalist, Canadian Science Writers’ Association Information Book Award finalist, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Red Cedar Award finalist, B.C. When the Worst Happens “ … a thrilling, well-sourced book, ideal for research or for browsing.” —School Library Journal, 08/14 “Kyi’s fresh voice will have readers picturing themselves in the shoes of these real-life survivors.” —Kirkus Reviews, 08/20/14 Silver Birch Award, Honour Book, Ontario Library Association 2016 Rocky Mountain Book Award finalist Golden Oak Award nomination, Ontario Library Association

      “Although it’s written for kids . . . every adult should get this book, read it tive times, and then read it aloud to every child in their life.”


      “This lively effort serves well as a revealing, thoughtful, and provocative introduction to a complex subject and alarming realities.”


      “This is a mind-broadening read and an excellent addition to library collections, containing intriguing facts and major topics that invite debate and critical analysis.”


      “Accessible yet thought-provoking.”


      “Highly engaging and eye-opening . . . “Valuable” is an understatement. A timely read on surveillance and mass data collection for public and school libraries.”


      “Deserves a wide readership amongst pre-teens and young teens alike.”


      “A good informational resource and cautionary tale.”

  • 5
    catalogue cover
    Eat Up An Infographic Exploration of Food Paula Ayer Canada, Antonia Banyard Canada, Belle Wuthrich Canada
    9781554518838 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Cooking & Food Age (years) from 9 - 12, Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 Publication Date:April 11, 2017
    $14.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0.25 in | 300 gr | 72 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Filled with fascinating facts delivered visually, this infographic book explores the topic of food from every aspect. Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What’s the difference between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertize to children? Who are the “Big 10” food companies? How much farmland is there across the world? Weightier topics (for example, farming and pollution, or child labor in agriculture), are balanced out by fun facts, such as “extreme foods” and how our sense of taste works (and sometimes deceives us). Other topics include how food production has an impact on the local and global economy, access to food and food insecurity around the world, and conventional vs. organic farming. Vibrant, dynamic illustrations, diagrams and photos and small chunks of text make this book ideal for reluctant or struggling readers.
      Bio
      Between them, Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer have written four previous books for young readers, including Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration.

      ANTONIA BANYARD is an editor and the co-author of the award-winning infographic titles, Eat Up! and Water Wow! She lives with her family in Nelson, British Columbia.



      Belle Wuthrich is the illustrator and designer for Water Wow!
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Green Book Festival Award 2017, Commended
      Red Cedar Book Award nomination 2018, Nominated
      Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2017, Nominated
      Reviews

      “Inviting illustrations and an empowering amount of food-related data make this selection a fine choice for environmentally conscious tweens.”


      “Offers a wealth of thought-provoking information.”


      “Food is not just elemental; it is remarkable, and this effort does it justice.”


      “While fun and engaging, this vibrant infographic doesn’t shy away from difficult issues.”

  • 6
    catalogue cover
    Eat Up An Infographic Exploration of Food Paula Ayer Canada, Antonia Banyard Canada, Belle Wuthrich Canada
    9781554518845 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Cooking & Food Age (years) from 9 - 12, Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 Publication Date:April 11, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0.5 in | 460 gr | 72 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Filled with fascinating facts delivered visually, this infographic book explores the topic of food from every aspect. Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What’s the difference between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertize to children? Who are the “Big 10” food companies? How much farmland is there across the world? Weightier topics (for example, farming and pollution, or child labor in agriculture), are balanced out by fun facts, such as “extreme foods” and how our sense of taste works (and sometimes deceives us). Other topics include how food production has an impact on the local and global economy, access to food and food insecurity around the world, and conventional vs. organic farming. Vibrant, dynamic illustrations, diagrams and photos and small chunks of text make this book ideal for reluctant or struggling readers.
      Bio
      Between them, Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer have written four previous books for young readers, including Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration.

      ANTONIA BANYARD is an editor and the co-author of the award-winning infographic titles, Eat Up! and Water Wow! She lives with her family in Nelson, British Columbia.



      Belle Wuthrich is the illustrator and designer for Water Wow!
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Green Book Festival Award 2017, Commended
      Red Cedar Book Award nomination 2018, Nominated
      Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2017, Nominated
      Reviews

      “Inviting illustrations and an empowering amount of food-related data make this selection a fine choice for environmentally conscious tweens.”


      “Offers a wealth of thought-provoking information.”


      “Food is not just elemental; it is remarkable, and this effort does it justice.”


      “While fun and engaging, this vibrant infographic doesn’t shy away from difficult issues.”

  • 7
    catalogue cover
    10 Routes That Crossed the World Gillian Richardson Canada, Kim Rosen Canada
    9781554518753 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History Age (years) from 9 - 12 Publication Date:April 11, 2017
    $14.95 CAD 7.25 x 9.5 x 0.4 in | 460 gr | 164 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous roads, trails, and pathways across the globe that have played a significant role in human history. Chapter subjects include the first crossing of humans into North America across the Bering Strait; the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and its importance to pilgrims for centuries; how the Inca Trail in Peru helped both build an empire and facilitate its destruction; the war-torn Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan; the building of the Trans-Siberian Railroad under extreme conditions; the short but treacherous Chilkoot Trail, which led hopeful gold prospectors to riches; and the Serengeti migration trail, traveled by millions of animals and Maasai people for generations. Dramatic fictionalized stories with accompanying artwork open each chapter, and colorful pages include a variety of archival and modern photos.
      Bio
      Gillian Richardson has written seventeen books for children, including 10 Ships That Rocked the World, 10 Plants That Shook the World, and Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds. She lives in the British Columbia interior.

      Kim Rosen has illustrated for magazines and newspapers including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, TIME, The Washington Post, and The Globe and Mail, as well as corporate clients including Starbucks and American Express. She illustrated the three previous books in the World of Tens series. Kim lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      Awards and reviews for 10 Plants That Shook the World *Eureka Honor Award, California Reading Association *de Bary Children’s Science Book Award *Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *2014 Green Book Festival Award *2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist *Cybils Award nomination “An intriguing and well-designed study of the ways plants have helped start wars, cure diseases, and advance technology.”—Publishers Weekly *starred review Reviews for 10 Ships That Rocked the World “Highly readable … an excellent resource … a solid title for any school and public library.”—CM?Reviews “Lively and accessible.”—Hakai Magazine Awards and reviews for Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds *American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award *Best Books List, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *Silver Birch Award finalist, Ontario Library Association *Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination *Red Cedar Information Book Award nomination “Richardson’s writing style will appeal to readers. Educational and appealing. Highly recommended.”—CM Magazine “An engrossing attention-getter, effectively tapping the sensationalism of all types of blasts.”—School Library Journal

      “A mostly satisfying mix of history and geography for the curious armchair traveler.”


      “Intriguing.”


      “A good choice for nonfiction readers and armchair travelers.”


      “An excellent resource for research and teaching. As with its companions in the series, 10 Routes that Changed the World informs and also instils more wonder (and sometimes sorrow) at the world around us, and is indeed, as Richardson’s dedication hopes it would be, a book for those who blaze trails, and for the curious who follow them.”


      “An excellent addition to library collections. More than a book of facts, it also inspires wonder at human ingenuity.”

  • 8
    catalogue cover
    10 Routes That Crossed the World Gillian Richardson Canada, Kim Rosen Canada
    9781554518760 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History Age (years) from 9 - 12 Publication Date:April 11, 2017
    $24.95 CAD 7.25 x 9.5 x 0.5 in | 580 gr | 164 pages Carton Quantity:26 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Vivid storytelling brings to life the pathways of world history. Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World explores famous roads, trails, and pathways across the globe that have played a significant role in human history. Chapter subjects include the first crossing of humans into North America across the Bering Strait; the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and its importance to pilgrims for centuries; how the Inca Trail in Peru helped both build an empire and facilitate its destruction; the war-torn Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan; the building of the Trans-Siberian Railroad under extreme conditions; the short but treacherous Chilkoot Trail, which led hopeful gold prospectors to riches; and the Serengeti migration trail, traveled by millions of animals and Maasai people for generations. Dramatic fictionalized stories with accompanying artwork open each chapter, and colorful pages include a variety of archival and modern photos.
      Bio
      Gillian Richardson has written seventeen books for children, including 10 Ships That Rocked the World, 10 Plants That Shook the World, and Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds. She lives in the British Columbia interior.

      Kim Rosen has illustrated for magazines and newspapers including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, TIME, The Washington Post, and The Globe and Mail, as well as corporate clients including Starbucks and American Express. She illustrated the three previous books in the World of Tens series. Kim lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      Awards and reviews for 10 Plants That Shook the World *Eureka Honor Award, California Reading Association *de Bary Children’s Science Book Award *Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *2014 Green Book Festival Award *2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist *Cybils Award nomination “An intriguing and well-designed study of the ways plants have helped start wars, cure diseases, and advance technology.”—Publishers Weekly *starred review Reviews for 10 Ships That Rocked the World “Highly readable … an excellent resource … a solid title for any school and public library.”—CM?Reviews “Lively and accessible.”—Hakai Magazine Awards and reviews for Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds *American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award *Best Books List, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *Silver Birch Award finalist, Ontario Library Association *Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination *Red Cedar Information Book Award nomination “Richardson’s writing style will appeal to readers. Educational and appealing. Highly recommended.”—CM Magazine “An engrossing attention-getter, effectively tapping the sensationalism of all types of blasts.”—School Library Journal

      “A mostly satisfying mix of history and geography for the curious armchair traveler.”


      “Intriguing.”


      “A good choice for nonfiction readers and armchair travelers.”


      “An excellent resource for research and teaching. As with its companions in the series, 10 Routes that Changed the World informs and also instils more wonder (and sometimes sorrow) at the world around us, and is indeed, as Richardson’s dedication hopes it would be, a book for those who blaze trails, and for the curious who follow them.”


      “An excellent addition to library collections. More than a book of facts, it also inspires wonder at human ingenuity.”

  • 9
    catalogue cover
    What a Waste Where Does Our Garbage Go? Claire Eamer Canada, Bambi Edlund Canada
    9781554519187 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 9 - 12 Publication Date:March 14, 2017
    $14.95 CAD 6.5 x 9 x 0.26 in | 220 gr | 96 pages Carton Quantity:64 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Hold your nose while you read about the disgustingly fascinating world of garbage! What a Waste! answers the question: when we throw something away, where is “away”? Ever since cave people cracked open seafood shells for dinner, humans have produced garbage, and we’ve had to figure out what to do with it. What a Waste! explores the history of garbage from earliest times to today, covering subjects including dumps, human waste, water pollution, “problem” garbage, and modern “throwaway” culture. From islands made out of 5,000-year-old garbage in the Florida Everglades and sophisticated waste-disposal systems in ancient Pakistan to “fatbergs” the size of a city bus in sewers today, What a Waste! delves into the fascinating, weird, and often disgusting world of garbage, and shows why it’s a growing problem. Creative solutions are showcased, like Repair Cafés to fix broken items, grocery stores that specialize in “imperfect” fruits and vegetables, and filtration systems in Kenya made from discarded water bottles. With an inviting presentation including hand-lettering and humorous illustrations, this book will both educate and entertain young readers.
      Bio
      Claire Eamer has written many award-winning nonfiction books for children, including Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science; The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods; and Super Crocs & Monster Wings: Modern Animals’ Ancient Pasts. She lives on Gabriola Island in British Columbia.

      Bambi Edlund is an illustrator and designer living in Vancouver, British Columbia.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      American Association for the Advancement of Science SB&F Prize 2017, Long-listed
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Awards 2018, Short-listed
      Green Book Festival Award 2017, Runner-up
      Red Cedar Book Award 2018, Nominated
      Science Communication Award, American Institute of Physics 2018, Joint winner
      Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association 2017, Nominated
      Skipping Stones Honor Award 2018, Joint winner
      UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Book Club 2021, Joint winner
      Youth Science Book Award, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2018, Short-listed
      Reviews
      Awards and reviews for Before the World Was Ready *Best Books for Kids & Teens 2014, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *Lane Anderson Award *Canadian Science Writers’ Association Award finalist *Red Cedar Book Award finalist *2015 Information Book Award finalist, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada *2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination “Aside from providing interesting biographical reading, this book is replete with life lessons for adolescents and tweens about flouting popularity in the name of what is right.”—Booklist “This engaging book has much to offer both children and adults and would be a wonderful personal gift or addition to any science classroom or library.”—The Guardian Awards and reviews for The World in Your Lunch Box *Eureka! Children’s Book Award, Silver *Best Books for Children List, Science Books & Films *Best Bets List, Ontario Library Association *Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *Next Generation Indie Book Award *Red Cedar Award *Recommended Reads List, Canadian Toy Testing Council *Canadian Science Writers’ Association Book Award finalist *Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award nomination *Silver Birch Award nomination “With a kid-friendly structure and super-goofy illustrations, this is probably the best book on the history and science of familiar food to have been published for kids in recent years.”—School Library Journal “Elevating the mundane into the realm of fascinating science and pop history, this book also offers a successful formula for encouraging students to enjoy nonfiction texts.”—Booklist

      “A smart overall survey sprinkled with choice nuggets of garbage lore. Dig in.”


      “This empowering read will motivate kids to think about a problem very close at hand and to dream up possible solutions for the future.”


      “Laid out in easy-to-read sections with plenty of colorful illustrations, this slim volume is readable yet comprehensive.”


      “This thorough overview of waste provides a great introduction to the topic and offers other resources and a great bibliography for follow up reading. Bambi Edmund’s humorous and engaging drawings will draw in the grades 4-6 readers, as will the sidebars of ‘smart ideas’, ‘cool facts’ and ‘trash talk’ and the constant flow of topics.”

  • 10
    catalogue cover
    What a Waste Where Does Our Garbage Go? Claire Eamer Canada, Bambi Edlund Canada
    9781554519194 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 9 - 12 Publication Date:March 14, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 6.5 x 9 x 0.35 in | 340 gr | 96 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Hold your nose while you read about the disgustingly fascinating world of garbage! What a Waste! answers the question: when we throw something away, where is “away”? Ever since cave people cracked open seafood shells for dinner, humans have produced garbage, and we’ve had to figure out what to do with it. What a Waste! explores the history of garbage from earliest times to today, covering subjects including dumps, human waste, water pollution, “problem” garbage, and modern “throwaway” culture. From islands made out of 5,000-year-old garbage in the Florida Everglades and sophisticated waste-disposal systems in ancient Pakistan to “fatbergs” the size of a city bus in sewers today, What a Waste! delves into the fascinating, weird, and often disgusting world of garbage, and shows why it’s a growing problem. Creative solutions are showcased, like Repair Cafés to fix broken items, grocery stores that specialize in “imperfect” fruits and vegetables, and filtration systems in Kenya made from discarded water bottles. With an inviting presentation including hand-lettering and humorous illustrations, this book will both educate and entertain young readers.
      Bio
      Claire Eamer has written many award-winning nonfiction books for children, including Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science; The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods; and Super Crocs & Monster Wings: Modern Animals’ Ancient Pasts. She lives on Gabriola Island in British Columbia.

      Bambi Edlund is an illustrator and designer living in Vancouver, British Columbia.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Content Preview

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      American Association for the Advancement of Science SB&F Prize 2017, Long-listed
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017, Joint winner
      Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Awards 2018, Short-listed
      Green Book Festival Award 2017, Runner-up
      Red Cedar Book Award 2018, Nominated
      Science Communication Award, American Institute of Physics 2018, Joint winner
      Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association 2017, Nominated
      Skipping Stones Honor Award 2018, Joint winner
      UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Book Club 2021, Joint winner
      Youth Science Book Award, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2018, Short-listed
      Reviews
      Awards and reviews for Before the World Was Ready *Best Books for Kids & Teens 2014, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *Lane Anderson Award *Canadian Science Writers’ Association Award finalist *Red Cedar Book Award finalist *2015 Information Book Award finalist, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada *2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination “Aside from providing interesting biographical reading, this book is replete with life lessons for adolescents and tweens about flouting popularity in the name of what is right.”—Booklist “This engaging book has much to offer both children and adults and would be a wonderful personal gift or addition to any science classroom or library.”—The Guardian Awards and reviews for The World in Your Lunch Box *Eureka! Children’s Book Award, Silver *Best Books for Children List, Science Books & Films *Best Bets List, Ontario Library Association *Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre *Next Generation Indie Book Award *Red Cedar Award *Recommended Reads List, Canadian Toy Testing Council *Canadian Science Writers’ Association Book Award finalist *Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award nomination *Silver Birch Award nomination “With a kid-friendly structure and super-goofy illustrations, this is probably the best book on the history and science of familiar food to have been published for kids in recent years.”—School Library Journal “Elevating the mundane into the realm of fascinating science and pop history, this book also offers a successful formula for encouraging students to enjoy nonfiction texts.”—Booklist

      “A smart overall survey sprinkled with choice nuggets of garbage lore. Dig in.”


      “This empowering read will motivate kids to think about a problem very close at hand and to dream up possible solutions for the future.”


      “Laid out in easy-to-read sections with plenty of colorful illustrations, this slim volume is readable yet comprehensive.”


      “This thorough overview of waste provides a great introduction to the topic and offers other resources and a great bibliography for follow up reading. Bambi Edmund’s humorous and engaging drawings will draw in the grades 4-6 readers, as will the sidebars of ‘smart ideas’, ‘cool facts’ and ‘trash talk’ and the constant flow of topics.”

Select a Market


Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.