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COMING SOON - The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook

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Avonlea beckons in this cookbook inspired by the most famous Canadian children's book, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. "Kindred spirits" both young and old will enjoy experiencing late-nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island firsthand through the delicious recipes culled from the eight books in the Anne of Green Gables series.

From Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches, to Anne's Liniment Cake and Diana Barry's Favorite Raspberry Cordial, these recipes are easy to prepare and delicious to serve up any day, on a weekend, or for special occasions! With full-color photography, whimsical illustrations, and quotes and anecdotes from the books, get ready to be immersed in Anne Shirley's world.

THE AUTHOR

L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian writer, born on Prince Edward Island. In 1908, she published Anne of Green Gables, her most successful work and the start of a series of novels. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels, 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Many of her stories are set on Prince Edward Island. In 1935, Montgomery was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to literature.

Publishing September 19, 2017!!!

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Chris Brookmyre wins the Theakston Old Peculier Novel of the Year

We're truly thrilled to announce that Chris Brookmyre has won the most prestigious crime award, the Theakston Old Peculier novel of the year, with his stellar suspense thriller Black Widow.

 
 

Black Widow also won Scotland's premiere crime award, the McIlvanney, making Christhe first author to win both. He has been four times nominated for the Theakstons, but this is his first time winning.

Black Widow has received universal praise for its tense, twisty story of a woman on trial for murdering her husband - if you haven't read it yet, seek it out immediately!

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Center for Fiction First Novel Prize long list announced!

The Center for Fiction has announced the long list for the 2017 First Novel Prize, including the following Little, Brown and Lee Boudreaux Books titles...

SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA by Jaroslav Kalfar

SPOILS by Brian Van Reet

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW by Brendan Mathews

Kalfar ISBN: 9780316273435; $26; Hardcover; available now

Kalfar ISBN: 9780316273435; $26; Hardcover; available now

Van Reet ISBN: 9780316316163; $26; Hardcover; available now

Van Reet ISBN: 9780316316163; $26; Hardcover; available now

Mathews ISBN: 9780316382199; $28; Hardcover; on sale 9/5/2017

Mathews ISBN: 9780316382199; $28; Hardcover; on sale 9/5/2017

To view the entire longlist, click here.

Our First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and each shortlisted author recieves $1,000. The winner will be announced at our Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner on Tuesday, December 5th at The Metropolitan Club.

 

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River of FIRE - New Cover!

In River of Fire, Wilson captures the power, humour, adventure and intrigue.... the very essence of adventure on a northern river. Now, more than ever, society needs to re-awaken to the life-changing and profound experience that is time and travel in the natural and still wild world. In a manner of storytelling worthy of Aldo Leopold and John Muir, Hap Wilson’s River of Fire will indeed light your soul on fire and into a yearning for still possible wilderness adventure.
— Les Stroud, Survivorman

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RAVE REVIEWS for Dingus by Andrew Larsen

Heartfelt
— Kirkus Reviews
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DINGUS

Written by Andrew Larsen

 Summer vacation is starting, and soon-to-be-sixth-grader Henry is facing two months with nothing to do. He can sadly feel himself “being pulled by the gravitational force of nothingness.” His best friend, Max, who may not even be his best friend anymore, is going away to chess camp. And all Henry's stay-at-home father has planned for him and his toddler brother, Sam, is something called a staycation. Things start looking up, however, when he finds out they'll be dog-sitting his grandfather's dog, Rupert. That is, until the day they bring Rupert to the park, where Henry does something irresponsible. Something with real consequences. And suddenly Henry would give anything to go back to the nothingness. Can Henry make things right? Or has he turned into the dingus Max said he shouldn't be?

This classic middle-grade coming-of-age novel from popular author Andrew Larsen is told with humor and heart. Henry is a likable boy trying hard not to be a dingus (translation: “a fool or a goof”) as he navigates the changes in both his home and social lives. On top of that, he knows his father is right when he says Henry needs to step up and become more responsible. Happily, Henry manages to do just that in the end. With believable dialogue and touching scenes of everyday family life, this story feels honest and true. It would make a perfect summer reading choice. It could also easily spark discussions about growing up and developing a sense of self.

Henry is relatable, impulsive, and often funny, leading the reader through a sympathetic, unsentimental look at how to appreciate what you have.
— Booklist

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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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