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Leah Carroll's DOWN CITY Nominated for a New England Book Award!

Leah Carroll’s beautiful debut memoir, DOWN CITY: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Memory, and Murder (3/7/17; 978-1455563319) is one of five nonfiction nominees for the 2017 New England Book Award!

The winner will be voted on by NEIBA member booksellers and the award will be presented during the annual awards banquet in Providence RI, on September 19.

 

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Holly's Day at the Pool Book Signing!

On June 13th, Vancouver-born author Benson Shum launched his new children's book HOLLY'S DAY AT THE POOL, published by Disney-Hyperion, at Vancouver Kidsbooks. The book is part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase!  Benson, an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, has worked on films such as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. He is kind of a BIG DEAL. Check out the photos below!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

"NOOOOOOO! I don't want to go to the pool. What if . . . the water is too cold?" says Holly.

Holly the hippo imagines the worst: icebergs and icy water, penguins and seals! Her imagination bursts at every turn, making it harder and harder for her to step foot in the pool.

Until she get the chance to be a hero. Holly may be scared, but she is a very brave girl.

 

 

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The Savvy Cook by Izy Hossack

Last month, Octopus Publishing Group FINALLY released Izy Hossack's amazing new cookbook, THE SAVVY COOK. Izy is a 20-year-old blogger and Instagram sensation, and her hit blog izyhossack.com is the go-to place for delicious sweet and savoury recipes on both sides of the Atlantic. Much of her food is inspired by her Italian-American heritage, but she creates a ton of dishes that are gluten-free and/or vegan.

Izy is a rockstar - she collaborates with many different publications and brands including JamieOliver.com, IKEA, Cuisinart UK, Green & Black's, Romeo Gelato, theKitchn.com, Food52.com, Miss Vogue AND The Times Magazine recently named her as one of the world's most followed foodies. She is one to watch.

 GO pick up the cookbook and then visit Izy's incredible blog for more recipes ideas.

 

THE SAVVY COOK post from Izy's blog:

  • over 150 vegetarian recipes (many of which are vegan and/or gluten free or have adaptations to make them vegan/gluten-free)
  • Most of the recipes feed 1-2 people so they’re ideal if you’re cooking for yourself or only a couple of people. They can of course also be scaled up for when you need to feed more!
  • The recipes are easy, interesting and won’t break the bank
  • Very flexible recipes with loads of tips & ingredient swaps to help you adapt the recipe to suit your taste/what you have in the fridge
  • The recipe chapters are: Breakfast + Snacks, Lighter Bites, Bigger Meals, Clear the Fridge, Cheeky Treats, DIY
  • NO DIET FAD CRAP – there’s no weird superfoods in here, no coconut oil and I don’t go on about ‘detoxing’ or avoiding ‘refined sugar’. This is sensibly-healthy food and to me, that means LOTS of vegetables, whole grains, legumes & fruit but ALSO cakes + cookies – because hello you need to nourish your soul as well as your body.

Read more here: https://topwithcinnamon.com/2017/06/savvy-cook-second-cookbook.html.

 

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2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Nation Books with two finalists!

Nation Books is pleased to announce that we have two finalists for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction! Announced today, both Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING and Gary Younge’s ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA are nominated.

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20 at the annual Legacy Award Ceremony in Washington, DC.

In other awards news, the winner of the Orwell Prize, for which Gary Younge is shortlisted, will be announced tomorrow evening.

More to come!

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Sad, frustrating, but profoundly humane and ultimately illuminating, Another Day is political writing at its best.
— Oprah Magazine
A deep (and often disturbing) chronicling of how anti-black thinking has entrenched itself in the fabric of American society.
— The Atlantic

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What the Dinosaurs Did at School - Mosaic Books Kelowna Window!

 
 

Check out Mosaic's amazing window display for WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID AT SCHOOL, published by Hachette Book Group. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this follow-up to the hit What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, the masterminds behind the social media phenomenon Dinovember once again envision the wonder and chaos of toy dinosaurs come to life - this time in a setting that's perfect for back-to-school! 

Every November, writer and social media master Refe Tuma and his wife, Susan, work into the night to bring their four children scenes from the secret lives of their toys--specifically the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. But in the follow-up to the hit What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, these scampish dinosaurs make the trip to school, hidden in a kid's backpack. Each scene is photographed in meticulous detail, letting viewers joyfully suspend disbelief and think to themselves--just LOOK at what these diminutive dinos did at school!

 

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The Land of Stories Movie !!!

Hollywood Reporter announces that Chris Colfer’s THE LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL will be adapted to film by Twentieth Century Fox. Colfer is set to write the screenplay and direct the film, with 21 Laps’ (Stranger Things) Levy and Dan Levine on board to produce.

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TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT IS COMING TO TELEVISION!

Just in time for the paperback releasing later this month, Variety announces TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT has been picked up by HBO!

June 27, 2017 / ISBN: 9780316403450 

June 27, 2017 / ISBN: 9780316403450 

* Instant New York Times Bestseller *

Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Amazon's Top 100 Books of the Year, one of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books, one of The Guardian's Best Books of 2016, one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, a Must-Read Book of 2016 by PopSugar, one of EW's 20 Best Books of 2016, one of Glamour's Top Ten Books of the Year, and one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best 100 Fiction Books of 2016"

A brilliant novel from the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.

TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.

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NEW Cover - The Original Face

Releasing September 2017...

The Original Face is a fresh and imaginative critical examination of work and life in the 21st century by the author of the cultishly popular New Tab, a finalist for the 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.

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Canada 150

 
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As any Canadian is aware, 2017 marks a special year as it’s the 150th birthday of our country—celebrations of all shapes and sizes have been taking place across the nation. Canada’s 150th anniversary is also an appropriate time to ask ourselves, what does Canada represent and what comes to mind when we think of Canada? While what follows is by no means an exhaustive list, here are a few books that highlight all Canada has to offer.

For anyone seeking a refresher on our nation’s history, A Little History of Canada from Oxford University Press is perfect, and it makes a great gift too! And for something more intimate and personal, Lee Maracle’s series of prose essays in My Conversations with Canadians examines key issues taking centre stage in conversations across the country, from reconciliation and prejudice to citizenship and segregation.  Of course, any list that focuses on Canada would be lacking without something from the CBC—and thankfully that isn’t the case, as What’s Your Story/Raconte Ton Histoire: A Canadian 2017 Yearbook (complete with profiles of Canadians and stunning photographs from every part of the country) is set to hit bookstores later this fall.

Since Canada 150 is also in large part about our nation’s future and recognising the opportunities for growth and positive change, there’s a strong need for books like Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 years of Betrayal, which sheds light on the experience of Indigenous peoples and their place within Canada.

Kids can join all the fun and celebrations too with Canada Year by Year and A Canadian Year—and for something entirely different, who wouldn’t want their own Canadian Passport Notebook! (disclaimer: not a legal document—owning this does not actually make you a Canadian citizen, although we admire your aspiration to be one of us).

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Of course, Canada is a vast land with cities and landscapes so diverse that even the most seasoned traveller could use some help navigating the sights—starting out on the west coast, the British Columbia Nature Set is an excellent guide for the lover of the great outdoors. We’d also be remiss to mention Canada’s favourite national pastime—luckily, whether your allegiances lie with the Edmonton Oilers or the Toronto Maple Leafs, we’ve got you covered. And speaking of Toronto, Toronto: The Monocle Travel Guide Series is perfect for the person who enjoys big city life, but for those of us more inclined to the tranquillity of nature, An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands should do the trick.

Moving east, Montreal takes centre stage in The Carpenter From Montreal, an exciting new crime noir novel—and after reading that, exploring Montreal’s past and present in Montréal Then and Now will really make you feel like a Quebecer. Last but certainly not least, the majesty of Canada’s east coast is on full display in Moon Atlantic Canada, featuring in-depth travel advice and tips across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, and which has something that’s sure to appeal to every kind of traveller.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

To escape the stress of the holidays, 

the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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