Friday, October 14, 2016

Forest of Reading Lists are Out!

The Forest of Reading, one of North America's largest children's choice award programs, has just announced its 2017 nominees.

I'm proud - and humbled  - to have two books nominated in the nonfiction category this year!

Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo (Owlkids) is  a wacky cookbook-style primer packed with facts from experts at zoos and aquariums. Covering everything from regular animal nutrition to feeding babies to mimicking how animals hunt and eat in the wild, this book explores the eating habits of carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, and insectivores. Inside, you’ll also find real-life recipes from zoos around the world for meals like eucalyptus-leaf pesto, kelp tank goulash, and mealworm mush. Beware! You probably don’t want to eat any of it yourself.

Written in a plucky, conversational tone with delightfully wacky illustrations, a glossary, and tips for zoo animal care, this book is bound to appeal to picky readers.
Everything: Space (National Geographic Kids) blasts off into space to explore planets, stars, and beyond! Watch out! Giant swirling nebulae of fun will pull you in like gravity.  Megaparsecs of  facts, reports from explorers, maps and infographics, and more than 100 pictures will send you supernova.
For more information on the Forest of Reading, go here
For registration information - if you work in a school, library, community centre, after-school group, etc - you really should register!!! - here

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Deck the Halls debuts - and is an instant bestseller!

Deck the Halls: A Canadian Christmas Carol, hit store shelves last week. And to my utter delight, it immediately hit the national bestseller list in the #12 spot for children's books!

Deck the Halls is the sequel to A Porcupine in a Pine Tree  and Dashing Through the Snow. 

Because: Science!