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    What the Eagle Sees Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal Eldon Yellowhorn Canada, Kathy Lowinger Canada
    9781773213293 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 11, Grade (CAN) from 6, Grade (US) from 6, Reading age from 11 Publication Date:November 12, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 7.75 x 9.5 x 0.45 in | 480 gr | 120 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      "There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” —Chief Seattle [Seatlh], Suquamish Chief

      What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the remnants of old ones, they adopted new ideas and built on them, they fought back, and they kept their cultures alive.

      When the only possible “victory” was survival, they survived.

      In this brilliant follow up to Turtle Island, esteemed academic Eldon Yellowhorn and award-winning author Kathy Lowinger team up again, this time to tell the stories of what Indigenous people did when invaders arrived on their homelands. What the Eagle Sees shares accounts of the people, places, and events that have mattered in Indigenous history from a vastly under-represented perspective—an Indigenous viewpoint.

      *A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

      Bio

      ELDON YELLOWHORN (Piikani Nation) is an archaeologist and professor of Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University. His research responds to the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to search for children who died at residential schools. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.



      KATHY LOWINGER is an award-winning author whose books include Give Me Wings! How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World (2015), Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People (2017), and What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal (2019). 

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best of 2019 List, Book Links 2019, Joint winner
      Best Books of the Year List, Quill & Quire 2019, Joint winner
      Best Books List, CBC Books 2019, Joint winner
      Foreword INDIES Book Awards 2020, Short-listed
      Independent Publisher Book Award, Gold 2020, Joint winner
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books 2019, Joint winner
      Nautilus Book Awards, Silver 2020, Runner-up
      Nerdies Award 2019, Joint winner
      Red Cedar Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Rocky Mountain Book Award 2021, Short-listed
      Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 2020, Short-listed
      Skipping Stones Honor Award 2020, Joint winner
      Top 30 Choices for Classrooms, Booklist 2020, Joint winner
      Reviews

      “A standout overview . . . Visually engaging . . . a fine introduction . . . Sections in each chapter labeled “Imagine” are especially powerful in helping young readers empathize with Indigenous loss. Essential.”


      “A worthy and important addition to the historical record.”


      “A brilliant introduction . . . An important read for everyone eleven years and older. It should be mandatory reading for all educators.”


      “Skillfully weaves together facts and myth.”


      “A rare and extraordinary look . . . Informative and important, this book should be placed beside Turtle Island in every school library.”


      “An essential addition for a library that is trying to build a diverse and culturally responsible collection.”


      “The combination of modern and historical insight is extremely effective. A valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about Indigenous history and a vital purchase for all collections.”


      “Highly engaging and educational.”


      “Timely and imperative reading for middle schoolers and anyone needing a primer on Indigenous history.”

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    What the Eagle Sees Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal Eldon Yellowhorn Canada, Kathy Lowinger Canada
    9781773213286 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 11, Grade (CAN) from 6, Grade (US) from 6, Reading age from 11 Publication Date:November 12, 2019
    $16.95 CAD 7.5 x 9.25 x 0.35 in | 340 gr | 120 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      "There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” —Chief Seattle [Seatlh], Suquamish Chief

      What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the remnants of old ones, they adopted new ideas and built on them, they fought back, and they kept their cultures alive.

      When the only possible “victory” was survival, they survived.

      In this brilliant follow up to Turtle Island, esteemed academic Eldon Yellowhorn and award-winning author Kathy Lowinger team up again, this time to tell the stories of what Indigenous people did when invaders arrived on their homelands. What the Eagle Sees shares accounts of the people, places, and events that have mattered in Indigenous history from a vastly under-represented perspective—an Indigenous viewpoint.

      *A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

      Bio

      ELDON YELLOWHORN (Piikani Nation) is an archaeologist and professor of Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University. His research responds to the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to search for children who died at residential schools. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.



      KATHY LOWINGER is an award-winning author whose books include Give Me Wings! How a Choir of Former Slaves Took on the World (2015), Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People (2017), and What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal (2019). 

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best of 2019 List, Book Links 2019, Joint winner
      Best Books of the Year List, Quill & Quire 2019, Joint winner
      Best Books List, CBC Books 2019, Joint winner
      Foreword INDIES Book Awards 2020, Short-listed
      Independent Publisher Book Award, Gold 2020, Joint winner
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books 2019, Joint winner
      Nautilus Book Awards, Silver 2020, Runner-up
      Nerdies Award 2019, Joint winner
      Red Cedar Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Rocky Mountain Book Award 2021, Short-listed
      Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 2020, Short-listed
      Skipping Stones Honor Award 2020, Joint winner
      Top 30 Choices for Classrooms, Booklist 2020, Joint winner
      Reviews

      “A standout overview . . . Visually engaging . . . a fine introduction . . . Sections in each chapter labeled “Imagine” are especially powerful in helping young readers empathize with Indigenous loss. Essential.”


      “A worthy and important addition to the historical record.”


      “A brilliant introduction . . . An important read for everyone eleven years and older. It should be mandatory reading for all educators.”


      “Skillfully weaves together facts and myth.”


      “A rare and extraordinary look . . . Informative and important, this book should be placed beside Turtle Island in every school library.”


      “An essential addition for a library that is trying to build a diverse and culturally responsible collection.”


      “The combination of modern and historical insight is extremely effective. A valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about Indigenous history and a vital purchase for all collections.”


      “Highly engaging and educational.”


      “Timely and imperative reading for middle schoolers and anyone needing a primer on Indigenous history.”

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    Series: Cross Ups
    Rising Star (Cross Ups, Book 3) Sylv Chiang Canada, Connie Choi Canada
    9781773213125 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Age (years) from 9, Grade (CAN) from 4, Grade (US) from 4, Reading age from 9 Publication Date:October 08, 2019
    $18.95 CAD 5.75 x 8.3 x 0.9 in | 300 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      The continuing adventures of Jaden, Cali, and the Cross Ups crew.

      When Jaden gets a call inviting him to Comicon to test out a new version of his favorite game, Cross Ups, he is thrilled . . . sort of. He’ll get to go with his best friend, Cali, they’ll be in New York City, and best of all, he’ll meet his idol and the greatest gamer of all time, Yuudai Sato. But he’s got no time to practice, and worse, his signature moves no longer work. His trip starts to feel less and less exciting, and more and more like one big problem. Jaden has to come up with some solutions—fast. He looks to some older gamers for guidance, but is JStar willing to change who he is for the sake of a game?

      With its sharp dialogue and relatable characters, Rising Star, the third book in the Cross Ups series, chronicles the ups and downs of middle school with a relevant, contemporary twist.

      Bio

      SYLV CHIANG is a middle grade teacher by day and a writer of middle grade fiction by night. She wrote Cross Ups to appeal to the students in her grade five class who are more interested in video games than books. She lives in Pickering, Ontario.



      CONNIE CHOI is a Toronto-based illustrator who recently graduated from the Illustration program at Sheridan College. She loves to draw characters and the worlds they live in. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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      “Middle graders will love it.”


      “Definitely a fun series for video game enthusiasts!”

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    Series: Cross Ups
    Rising Star (Cross Ups, Book 3) Sylv Chiang Canada, Connie Choi Canada
    9781773213118 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation Age (years) from 9, Grade (CAN) from 4, Grade (US) from 4, Reading age from 9 Publication Date:October 08, 2019
    $11.95 CAD 5.5 x 7.9 x 0.8 in | 180 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity:56 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      The continuing adventures of Jaden, Cali, and the Cross Ups crew.

      When Jaden gets a call inviting him to Comicon to test out a new version of his favorite game, Cross Ups, he is thrilled . . . sort of. He’ll get to go with his best friend, Cali, they’ll be in New York City, and best of all, he’ll meet his idol and the greatest gamer of all time, Yuudai Sato. But he’s got no time to practice, and worse, his signature moves no longer work. His trip starts to feel less and less exciting, and more and more like one big problem. Jaden has to come up with some solutions—fast. He looks to some older gamers for guidance, but is JStar willing to change who he is for the sake of a game?

      With its sharp dialogue and relatable characters, Rising Star, the third book in the Cross Ups series, chronicles the ups and downs of middle school with a relevant, contemporary twist.

      Bio

      SYLV CHIANG is a middle grade teacher by day and a writer of middle grade fiction by night. She wrote Cross Ups to appeal to the students in her grade five class who are more interested in video games than books. She lives in Pickering, Ontario.



      CONNIE CHOI is a Toronto-based illustrator who recently graduated from the Illustration program at Sheridan College. She loves to draw characters and the worlds they live in. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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      “Middle graders will love it.”


      “Definitely a fun series for video game enthusiasts!”

  • 5
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    The Ghost Collector Allison Mills Canada
    9781773212968 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Ghost Stories Age (years) from 10, Grade (CAN) from 5, Grade (US) from 5, Reading age from 10 Publication Date:September 10, 2019
    $18.95 CAD 5.4 x 7.6 x 0.7 in | 260 gr | 200 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      Ghosts aren’t meant to stick around forever…

      Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.

      Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned yet; it’s their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly’s mom dies suddenly, Shelly’s relationship to ghosts—and death—changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can’t ignore the one ghost that’s missing. Why hasn’t her mom’s ghost come home yet?

      Rooted in a Cree worldview and inspired by stories about the author’s great-grandmother’s life, The Ghost Collector delves into questions of grief and loss, and introduces an exciting new voice in tween fiction that will appeal to fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home and Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls.

      Bio

      Allison Mills (Ililiw/Cree and settler) is a writer, archivist, and librarian who loves all things ghost-related. The Ghost Collector is her first novel. She lives in Vancouver. Follow Allison on Twitter at @sometimesal.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books List, CBC Books 2019, Joint winner
      Chocolate Lily Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2020, Long-listed
      Red Cedar Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Rocky Mountain Book Award 2021, Short-listed
      Silver Birch Fiction Award, OLA 2021, Nominated
      Sunburst Award 2020, Joint winner
      Willow Award 2021, Short-listed
      Reviews

      “[An] original paranormal tale.”


      “Mills has created a gentle, understated story about grief and loss through a paranormal lens. This is a necessary book that is sure to have readers. Highly recommended.”


      “Poignantly haunting.”


      “Perfectly balances suspense and the supernatural . . . [A] powerful and moving story about coming to terms with the death of a loved one. It’s an auspicious debut that is sure to delight middle-grade readers.”


      “Mills explores the confusion and anger loss can bring, as well as the difficulties of being different in middle school. It’s a quiet, contemplative read.”


      “Mills’s spare prose is poignant and never heavy-handed, culturally specific yet universally resonant.”


      “Offers readers a gentle and interesting lesson on ghost lore — as well as a refreshing challenge to assumptions about traditional knowledge.”


      “A moving, compassionate story.”


      “Young readers will delight in the inventiveness of The Ghost Collector.”


      “Simple language makes The Ghost Collector accessible to its tween audience while introducing sophisticated concepts. In Shelly, Mills has created a believable, likeable character who learns important life lessons about the future in the rich context of her cultural past.”


      “Allison Mills’ The Ghost Collector is both delightful and haunting. A delicious blend of the supernatural and the very real. Mills has great respect for her audience. Taking great care to keep the narrative moving while never simplifying the novel’s ideas and themes of loss. The result is a nuanced study in empathy for both the characters and the readers.”


      “Excellent read, great characters and a neat story.”


      “An enjoyable, moving read, excellent for independent reading or literature circles in junior grades.”

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    The Ghost Collector Allison Mills Canada
    9781773212951 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Ghost Stories Age (years) from 10, Grade (CAN) from 5, Grade (US) from 5, Reading age from 10 Publication Date:September 10, 2019
    $11.95 CAD 5.4 x 7.5 x 0.9 in | 160 gr | 200 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      Ghosts aren’t meant to stick around forever…

      Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.

      Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned yet; it’s their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly’s mom dies suddenly, Shelly’s relationship to ghosts—and death—changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can’t ignore the one ghost that’s missing. Why hasn’t her mom’s ghost come home yet?

      Rooted in a Cree worldview and inspired by stories about the author’s great-grandmother’s life, The Ghost Collector delves into questions of grief and loss, and introduces an exciting new voice in tween fiction that will appeal to fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home and Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls.

      Bio

      Allison Mills (Ililiw/Cree and settler) is a writer, archivist, and librarian who loves all things ghost-related. The Ghost Collector is her first novel. She lives in Vancouver. Follow Allison on Twitter at @sometimesal.

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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Best Books List, CBC Books 2019, Joint winner
      Chocolate Lily Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award 2020, Long-listed
      Red Cedar Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Rocky Mountain Book Award 2021, Short-listed
      Silver Birch Fiction Award, OLA 2021, Nominated
      Sunburst Award 2020, Joint winner
      Willow Award 2021, Short-listed
      Reviews

      “[An] original paranormal tale.”


      “Mills has created a gentle, understated story about grief and loss through a paranormal lens. This is a necessary book that is sure to have readers. Highly recommended.”


      “Poignantly haunting.”


      “Perfectly balances suspense and the supernatural . . . [A] powerful and moving story about coming to terms with the death of a loved one. It’s an auspicious debut that is sure to delight middle-grade readers.”


      “Mills explores the confusion and anger loss can bring, as well as the difficulties of being different in middle school. It’s a quiet, contemplative read.”


      “Mills’s spare prose is poignant and never heavy-handed, culturally specific yet universally resonant.”


      “Offers readers a gentle and interesting lesson on ghost lore — as well as a refreshing challenge to assumptions about traditional knowledge.”


      “A moving, compassionate story.”


      “Young readers will delight in the inventiveness of The Ghost Collector.”


      “Simple language makes The Ghost Collector accessible to its tween audience while introducing sophisticated concepts. In Shelly, Mills has created a believable, likeable character who learns important life lessons about the future in the rich context of her cultural past.”


      “Allison Mills’ The Ghost Collector is both delightful and haunting. A delicious blend of the supernatural and the very real. Mills has great respect for her audience. Taking great care to keep the narrative moving while never simplifying the novel’s ideas and themes of loss. The result is a nuanced study in empathy for both the characters and the readers.”


      “An enjoyable, moving read, excellent for independent reading or literature circles in junior grades.”


      “Excellent read, great characters and a neat story.”

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    Why Don't Cars Run on Apple Juice? Real Science Questions from Real Kids Kira Vermond Canada, Suharu Ogawa Canada
    9781773213026 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders Age (years) from 7 - 11, Grade (CAN) from 2 - 6, Grade (US) from 2 - 6, Reading age from 7 - 11 Publication Date:September 10, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 9.1 x 10.6 x 0.4 in | 520 gr | 88 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      Curious kids ask the best questions!

      What keeps the stars from falling from the sky? Why do metal boats float? And more importantly, why don’t cars run on apple juice?! All these questions and more are found in the pages of this science Q & A book with questions from the most inquisitive of science center visitors—kids.

      With help from a slew of scientists, author Kira Vermond serves up the answers to more than 50 quizzical queries in a fun and engaging style. Vibrant illustrations by Suharu Ogawa add to the appeal, making this a STEM-tastic gift for young graduates, science buffs, and everyone who loves to ask “Why?”.

      Bio

      Kira Vermond leads a double life. She's written more than 2,000 articles for adults as a journalist and seven nonfiction books for kids about money, puberty, geography, science, fads, and lies. In other words, she likes to mix things up. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.



      Suharu Ogawa is a Toronto-based illustrator originally from Japan. After working as an art librarian in California for several years, she packed up her suitcase and moved to Canada in 2011. Now she creates illustrations for various publications.

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      Awards
      Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award 2020, Short-listed
      Reviews

      “A breezy compendium for STEM-winders and casual browsers alike.”


      “One of the invaluable strengths of this book is that it makes it clear that no question is too silly to ask, even the questions about toots and poo. Every question is validated with a scientific answer . . . Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? shines with wonderment. Make sure you read it yourself before you put it into circulation in your classroom or library because, once you share it with your students, there will be a waiting list to read it. You may even want to buy two copies.”


      “With cool, conversational panache, the browsable responses are neither overwhelmingly dense nor too simplistic.”


      “Engaging.”


      “The writing is engaging and age appropriate with each question succinctly tackled in a single dedicated page, easily digestible but still satisfying for readers. Preschool and elementary school teachers might utilize this book to explore a variety of science topics that fascinate students or to inspire them to ask their own questions.”


      “Questions are answered in plain, easy-to-understand language and in just a few paragraphs, making this title appropriate for all ages preschool and up . . . An appendix of further reading on science topics and delightful illustrations make this a classroom winner.”


      “Colorful, humorous, conversational, and encouraging of further inquiry.”


      “Filled with fun and fascinating answers to a whole slew of highly entertaining questions.”


      “The illustrations are very cute and fun and help bring the idea to life.”


      “Not only is this book a superb source of information, it has some beautiful artwork.”

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    Tallulah Plays the Tuba Tiffany Stone Canada, Sandy Nichols Canada
    9781773213071 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) from K - 2, Grade (US) from K - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date:October 08, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 8.6 x 11.1 x 0.4 in | 320 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      Tallulah is tiny, but the TUBA is not!

      Tallulah isn’t big, but the instrument she dreams of playing sure is. Try as she might, tiny Tallulah keeps coming up short on how she can play the tuba in her school band. But with some perseverance and a lot of creativity, Tallulah hatches a plan that she hopes will turn her musical dream into reality.

      Children will laugh along with this fun and engaging story featuring a diverse protagonist who takes matters into her own hands to solve a problem.

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      TIFFANY STONE played the tuba as a teen—even though she was tiny! She is the author of Tree Song (Annick, 2018) and several collections of poetry for kids. Tiffany lives in Whonnock, BC.



      SANDY NICHOLS’ previous picture books include The Bagel King and new editions of Dennis Lee’s classics Alligator Pie and Garbage Delight. Sandy lives in Calgary, Alberta with three teenagers, her husband, and a rag doll cat named Ziggy.

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      “Children transitioning from easy readers may find this a happy match . . . Tuneful.”


      “A great conversation starter for families reading this picture book.”


      “Stone and Nichols’ charming picture book emphasizes tenacity for children who know their goals but are repeatedly told they are too much or not enough to achieve them . . . With a lesson for both kids and adults about surmounting obstacles, this appealing story is great for sharing.”


      “The illustrations are . . . perky and quirky . . . This book will be appreciated by a wide and eclectic audience . . . A resonant picture book treat with a worthy heroine that is recommended for wide purchase.”


      “Will be a preschool and primary reader pleaser.”

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    Our Big Little Place James A. Conan Canada, Nicolle Lalonde Canada
    9781773213170 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date:September 10, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 8.3 x 12.1 x 0.4 in | 360 gr | 36 pages Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      Big or small, apartment or house, they’re all home.

      Come inside one boy’s high-rise apartment complex, where his backyard is the space between his neighboring apartment buildings, and his basketball net is tucked into a bedroom. His parents sometimes complain their home is too small, but the boy’s balcony view of the city and the extended play space of the hallways are a few ways that make the boy’s house feel just the right size.

      Our Big Little Place is a charming child’s-eye-view tribute to the power of imaginative play and the diversity of the living spaces we call home.

      Bio

      James A. Conan is a chef by day and writer by night. Our Big Little Place is his first picture book. He lives in Toronto.



      Nicolle Lalonde is a Toronto-based and Ontario College of Art and Design-trained illustrator. She enjoys exploring the city and meeting the neighborhood cats.

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      “Great storyline.”


      “I love the joy that the narrator brings to the story with their big imagination and desire for adventure.”


      “A gentle family tale that reflects the diversity of a big city . . . This playful story proves that small spaces can feel large with a little imagination.”


      “The illustrations are kid-friendly, full of activity, details and fun . . . a wonderful debut book by the author.”


      “Conan and Lalonde remind us that the only true limit on space is our imagination.”


      “A great exploration of what home and community are in the eyes of a small child growing up in a big city. Highly Recommended.”

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    Mel and Mo's Marvelous Balancing Act Nicola Winstanley Canada, Marianne Ferrer Canada
    9781773213248 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 2, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 4 - 7 Publication Date:October 08, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 9.25 x 9.25 x 0.25 in | 310 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      How do you create a life in balance?

      Mel and Mo may look alike, but these twins’ personalities are far from identical. As they grow up, their differences drive them apart . . . which suits them just fine. Mel’s umbrellas fly off the shelves and Mo’s high-wire feats are the talk of their seaside town. But then Theodora Tweedle’s Raincoats and Roller Skates draws Mo’s crowds away, and umbrellas go out of style. Finally, these siblings have something in common. And maybe each twin has just what they need to create something new . . . together.

      Mel and Mo’s Marvelous Balancing Act balances complex concepts of compromise and complementary differences with spare language and a simple story structure. The twins are non-binary characters, adding a layer of diverse representation for young readers that can also serve as an entry point for gender fluidity discussions.

      Bio

      Nicola Winstanley was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. After studying at the University of Toronto and spending several years working in the publishing industry, Nicola now writes fiction and poetry for both children and adults. She lives in Hamilton, Canada.



      Marianne Ferrer was born in Venezuela and moved to Canada in 1998. She studied illustration and design at Dawson College and graphic design at Université du Québec à Montréal. She lives in Montreal.

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      Reviews

      “An amusing approach to teamwork.”


      “A beautiful exploration of the unique love siblings share . . . With gorgeous illustrations, it will transport young readers into a whimsical world.”


      “A beautiful exploration of the unique love siblings share . . . With gorgeous illustrations, it will transport young readers into a whimsical world.”

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