Archive | March, 2013

Desperately Seeking Susans

Though many anthologies purport to establish a new canon, Desperately Seeking Susans simply luxuriates in the ridiculous surfeit of talent we can find in not only Canadian poets, not only female Canadian poets, but female Canadian poets named Susan. Desperately Seeking Susans has been featured in Macleans Magazine and CBC’s The Next Chapter! The Vancouver […]

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Warriors and Wailers

Best Books for Kids & Teens 2012, starred selection, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Filled with facts and pithy observations, each vignette is personalized, using a tongue-in-cheek tone for maximum accessibility.”– Library Media Connection, *starred review*, April 1, 2013 Ever thought of becoming an emperor? How about a silk maker? China was one of the […]

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The Stone Hatchlings

The story of when a child’s imagination takes flight. When Abby finds two warm, round stones in the backyard, she “adopts” them, pretending they’re unhatched birds. She lovingly builds them a cozy nest and watches over them constantly until one day she imagines that with a crick and a crack, the stones hatch to reveal […]

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Sweet Devilry

Sweet Devilry  is the winner of the 2012 Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada   Yi-Mei Tsiang’s debut collection, Sweet Devilry, explores the tenderness of loss that informs motherhood as well as the power and the conflict that come with being a woman. Both celebration and elegy, these poems find […]

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Dogs Don’t Eat Jam

Congratulations! You’ve been born. Now what? New babies have a lot to learn; lucky for them, the older sibling in this delightful picture book is here to tell them everything they have to remember … and look forward to. Whether it’s advice on turning regular people into parents, learning how to go — and stop […]

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A Flock Of Shoes

Best Bets List for Children, OLA Best Books for Kids & Teens 2011, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Book of the Year Award finalist, ForeWord Reviews Blue Spruce Nominee Abby loves her pink and brown sandals with the lime green trim, and she wears them wherever she goes. But as summer draws to a […]

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