Peggy’s Impossible Tale Nominated for the 2023 Chocolate Lily Book Awards

Tradewind title Peggy’s Impossible Tale, authored by Roy and Slavia Miki and illustrated by Mariko Ando, has been included as a nominee in the Chapter Book/ Early Novels category for the 2023 Chocolate Lily Awards. Described as a “simple, endearing story” with “universal appeal”, this charming tale follows the adventures of guinea pig Peggy as she […]

When Morning Comes

Arushi Raina Discusses When Morning Comes in Children’s Africana Book Award Webinar

Part of the Global Read Webinar Series, Tradewinds author Arushi Raina was invited to speak with hosts of the Children’s Africana Book Award about her book When Morning Comes. Written from the points-of-view of four young people living in 1976 Johannesburg, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of Apartheid […]

Tradewind’s Illustrators Make List of Best-illustrated Children’s Books of the Year!

Tradewind Books is excited to announce that two of our illustrators have been included in the New York Times/ New York Library’s list of best-illustrated children’s books of 2022. Both Gracey Zhang, illustrator of The Science of Boys, and Julie Flett, illustrator of Dolphin SOS and A Day with Yayah, are among the talented list of creatives […]

Arushi Raina

Arushi Raina Speaks at Vassar College

In August of this year, Vassar College invited alumnae and Tradewinds author, Arushi Raina, to speak on the topic of The Versatility of a Vassar Degree. Having recently received the 2022 AAVC Young Alumnae/i Achievement Award from the college, she was invited back to discuss not only her young adult novel When Morning Comes, which began […]

Aesop’s Fables Brought to Life in Animated Short

Ever wanted a sneak peek inside author Michael Rosen’s celebrated children’s book Aesop’s Fables, a retelling of classic Aesop’s tales? You’re in luck! Illustrator Talleen Hacikyan’s stunning drawings are brought to life through this animated short, created in partnership with Tradewinds books. A seasoned storyteller, Rosen retells the fable of the Cockerel, Dog and Fox, […]

Author Emily Seo Leads Beakers & Books Workshop at the Fold Kids Book Fest

During this free in-person event, scientist and author of Tradewinds title The Science of Boys, Emily Seo, will lead kids through fun scientific experiments while discussing her novel. The event will take place on Saturday, November 12 at 1 pm EST. Located at the Brampton Civic Centre, in the Lester B. Pearson Theatre in Ontario, […]

When Morning Comes

When Morning Comes Receives Glowing Review from The Montreal Gazette

A historic fiction set in 1976, When Morning Comes follows four young people navigating life in South Africa during the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of Apartheid. Recently reviewed by The Montreal Gazette author Arushi Raina is praised for “creating believable characters quickly” that allows readers to “feel as if we are living through something […]

Arab Fairy Tale Feasts Reviewed in The British Columbia Review

The British Columbia Review celebrates the Tradewinds title, Arab Fairy Tale Feasts, describing this literary cookbook as “skillfully told, deceptively simple” and the mark of a “master storyteller”. Both illustrator Nahid Kazemi and author Karim Alrawi are praised for their “utterly charming” work, the latest title in the highly acclaimed Fairy Tale Feasts series. Read […]