Kit Pearson speaks at next Victoria Children’s Lit Roundtable

Kit Pearson, award-winning children’s author, will discuss her new books, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth, and talk about her life as an author at the next Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable on Monday, January 21. The Whole Truth won the CLA Book of the Year Award for Children and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award in 2012. The Whole Truth was shortlisted for the Bolen Book Prize 2012. Event Details: January 21, 2013 7:30 pm The VCLR is open to the public. Members free, drop-ins $5, students $4. Meetings are held […]






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Canadian Children’s Book Center names its Best Books from Fall ’12

The Canadian Children’s Book Center recently released its guide to the Best Books for Kids & Teens from Fall 2012. We’re thrilled to announce that twenty four Orca titles were included, many of those as starred selections. The list comprises recommended books for kids and teens ages 0-18 and helps parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and children’s literature enthusiasts stock their bookshelves with the very best books Canada has to offer According to the Canadian Children’s Book Center, “all of the titles in Best Books for Kids & Teens have been handpicked by expert committees of […]






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Bestsellers galore!

What a great end to the week! Here’s last week’s bestseller list for children’s books in Canada: 1. Between Heaven and Earth (Seven the Series)—Orca Book Publishers 2. Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug—Orca Book Publishers 3. Last Message (Seven the Series)—Orca Book Publishers 4. Lost Cause (Seven the Series)—Orca Book Publishers 5. Gubby Builds a Boat Gary—Harbour Publishing






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Deborah Ellis wins with mystery novel at Hamilton Literary Awards

Congratulations to Deborah Ellis and Pajama Press! Deborah Ellis has won the Reliable Life Insurance Award for Children & Young Adult Book for her YA psychological thriller True Blue. The award was presented on November 12, 2012, during the 18th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards at Theatre Aquarius’ Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. Ron Ulrich, artistic director of the host theatre, announced the award and shared the compelling first chapter with the audience. True Blue has met with critical acclaim in both Canada and the United States. School Library Journal said, “True […]






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Seven (the series) flying off the shelves

It’s been nearly a month since the publication of Seven (the Series), and boy have these books taken off. In fact, we’ve already had to reprint the entire series because booksellers can’t keep them on the shelves! Shane Peacock (Last Message) reported that he recently dropped in to his local Chapters store to sign a few copies, but couldn’t because the store was completely sold out: Shane said, “They were very excited that a ‘7′ author was in the store…and said the series was selling extremely well, a sort of phenomenon for them. They said […]






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Victoria Fall Book Launch

Please join Sara Cassidy (Seeing Orange), John Wilson (Lost Cause), Alex Van Tol (Shallow Grave and Oracle), Sean Rodman (Dead Run), Lou Allin (Contingency Plan), Sheryl McFarlane (Island Santa—author) and Sheena Lott (Island Santa—illustrator) as they launch their new books this fall! Come meet the authors, enjoy some refreshments and get a book signed. All ages welcome. EVENT DETAILS: Monday, November 5, 2012 (that’s tonight!) 7:00pm Bolen Books #111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria We’ll see you there!






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