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 […]
Searching for books that will hook your reluctant readers? School Library Journal recently published a list of fun, fast-paced fiction that fits the bill. These books “feature clear narratives that quickly draw readers into the action and are supported by snappy dialogue that helps move the stories along.” They feature “appealing protagonists, attractive covers, and layouts that feature generous print size and plenty of white space, and bingo, you have something to hand to the hard-to-please.” [Read full article] Featured on this list is Dawn Patrol, by Jeff Ross. Dawn Patrol is part of the […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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!