Tradewind title Kiddo by author Cynthia Nugent has been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press. “What does it take to become a junior journalist? In Vancouver author Cythia Nugent’s mid-grade novel Kiddo (Tradewind, 256 pages, $13, paperback), the namesake character makes up for her poor spelling with her unbounded enthusiasm.“ – Helen Norrie Read the […]
The Princess Dolls by Ellen Schwartz, with illustrations by Mariko Ando, has received a very favourable review in ‘The Ormsby Review’. “Through school curriculum, the internment story will become familiar to children in Canada — how 22,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in coastal BC, three-quarters of whom were born in Canada, were stripped of […]
Yet another feather in writer Olive Senior and illustrator Laura James’s caps as Boonoonoonous Hair makes the the CBC’s list of the best Canadian picture books of 2019. Read all about it here.
Olive Senior’s Boonoonoonous Hair is featured as one of the books in A Fuse #8 Production’s recent article, ’31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Books With a Message.’ The author praises the book’s positive message and particularly the specificity of the positive advice it offers to young children. Read the article here.
Listen to Olive Senior’s interview on NPR, in which she discusses what ‘boonoonoonous’ means, and talks about the message she hopes to bring to young children with Boonoonoonous Hair. Read the article and listen to the interview here.
Nhung Tran-Davies, author of A Grain of Rice, was recently interviewed by Vincent Ternida for Canadian-based literary magazine, Ricepaper. In the interview, they discuss her work, and how books are tools for empathy, empowerment, to bring about positive change in the world. Read the full interview here.
Congratulations to Olive Senior for winning the Writer’s Trust Matt Cohen Award! “The Writers’ Trust of Canada gave out seven prizes in recognition of the year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and short story, as well as mid-career and lifetime achievement awards. Olive Senior was recognized with the Matt Cohen Award, which is given to a writer who has dedicated their […]
Tradewind title Kiddo has received a very favourable review in Kirkus. “An abundance of humor in all its forms moves the plot and its many subplots to satisfying conclusions. Retro fun for persistent readers.” Read more here: Kirkus Reviews
Tradewind title A Grain of Rice has been nominated for the 2020 Red Maple Award by the Ontario Library Association. Congratulations to author Nhung Tran-Davies!
With wit and heart, Olive Senior delivered the 2019 Margaret Lawrence Lecture to a packed audience. Born in Jamaica in 1941, the seventh of 10 children, Olive went on to become one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers. Hear excerpts from her lecture, readings from her work and a conversation with IDEAS producer Mary Lynk. To […]