Last week on Canada AM Heather Reisman presented her Holiday Book Picks! We're pleased to announce that we have four books on the list.  

HIAWATHA AND THE PEACEMAKER by Robbie Robertson

DELUXE ANIMAL KINGDOM by Millie Marotta 

"Shannon’s penetrating oil paintings expressively capture the initial tension and uncertainty with which these messengers of peace are met, and the tranquility that replaces it...a CD that includes a song written and performed by Robertson underscore the author’s evident emotional connection to this story and passion for passing it on."

—Publishers Weekly

“A colouring book filled with art so beautiful and intricate, you’ll be hesitant to colour it in, even though your own shading only serves to enhance these amazing illustrations.”

—Buzzfeed.com


THE WONDER GARDEN by Kristjana S. Williams 

THE IDEA OF NORTH: THE PAINTINGS OF LAWREN HARRIS

Selected for Children's Special as non-fiction title as a One to Watch "Wide-Eyed's 2015 list is a really diverse selection of innovative non-fiction - this is my favourite... Wander the world's wildest habitats from the Amazon to the Great Barrier Reef- and discover life in all its dazzling variety... Broom is the author of Animalium and The Wonder Garden sits very well as a companion title."

—Fiona Noble The Bookseller

“I would call them powerful, emotional landscapesYou can marvel at a 19th-century American landscape painting because you can’t believe you can see every leaf on every tree. But here there are no leaves and no trees, or nothing that looks like a living tree, and the response is much more emotional, I think.”

—Steve Martin

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