The First Review is in for The Freezies

Newly released Tradewind’s title The Freezies is off to a great start, having received a glowing review from Kirkus Reviews. Written by Farrukh Dhondy, the book follows Suleikha, Leo and Kai, a group of 12-year-olds known as the Freezies, as they befriend the intriguing and larger-than-life Mr Christaki, a traveller who camps with his converted […]

Read the Latest Review of Cardboard City

Written by Katarina Jovanovic, Tradewind’s title Cardboard City receives an enthusiastic review from Omni Libros. Cardboard City follows the lives of two young teens — members of a Romani family. Siblings Saida and Nikola experience harsh discrimination at school and crushing poverty in their informal settlement, spread out under a bridge in Belgrade. Throughout this […]

Zia’s Story Received Four Stars from CM Reviews

CM Reviews has listed Tradewind’s title Zia’s Story as out of their highly recommended reads. Written by Shahnaz Qayumi, Zia’s Story is set in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, a country in the midst of civil war and experiencing difficult changes under the Taliban law. When Zia’s father is arrested, he is left as the […]

High Praise for SOS Water from CM Reviews

Tradewind’s title SOS Water receives a great review from CM Reviews who have listed this poignant and poetic tale as a highly recommended read. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Yayo, this story tells the tale of a sailor named Lalo, and Rosa, a goldfish looking for a home. As reviewer Dave Jenkinson writes, “With […]

The Science of Boys Shortlisted for 2023/24 Chocolate Lily Book Award

We’re excited to share that The Science of Boys has been shortlisted for a 2023/24 Chocolate Lily Books Award! Written by Emily Seo and illustrated by Gracey Zhang, this Tradewind’s title is listed as one of the Novel Category nominees, focusing on books for grades 4-7. A highly praised read, this story follows protagonist Emma […]

Emi and Mini Receives Glowing Review

Tradewind’s title Emi and Mini receives a wonderful review from The British Columbia Review. Written by Hanako Masutani and illustrated by Stephane Jorisch, this charming tale of Emi and her new pet, Mini, a fat and adorable guinea pig. As the reviewer notes, Emi and Mini is “a quiet, well-considered story that reveals growth and […]

Emily Seo Visits Classrooms to Educate and Inspire

Tradewind’s author Emily Seo lit up classrooms and libraries across the Lower Mainland during her visits this fall. Author of the popular book ‘The Science of Boys’, Seo discussed how to weave science into stories, the inspirations behind stories, and the importance of the human heart. She even delighted some lucky participants by performing scientific […]

Remembering Irene Watts

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share the news of author Irene Watt’s passing on November 22nd, 2023. Born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, Irene has had a much celebrated career as a writer and playwright, having worked throughout Canada and Europe. We at Tradewinds, send out deepest condelences to Irene’s […]

Join Paul Yee for an Evening of Storytelling

Join Tradewind’s author Paul Yee for an intimate evening of storytelling at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre in Vancouver. This event is part of a special exhibition at the centre titled Our Journey Continues: 100 Years After the Chinese Immigration Act. As the exhibition catelogue describes, “this exhibit is a testament to the multigenerational families who, […]