Tag: book covers

Good Reading

I just received my copies of the latest Pot-Pourri —¬†that’s the annual volume of youth writing published by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA). This lovely book contains all the winning poems and stories from last year’s Awesome Authors Contest, a…

The Squirrels are Coming!

Wonderful news: When the Squirrels Stole my Sister, my upcoming picture book with Fitzhenry & Whiteside, is going to be illustrated by Patricia Storms. ūüôā Patricia is an accomplished author/illustrator well-known in the Canadian kidlit scene. Her illustrations range from super-adorable to just-a-little-creepy (intentionally…

Friday Faves–Books I Read and Loved this Spring

I updated my Goodreads account this afternoon, adding a dozen or so titles that I read and loved this spring. If you’re looking for a summer read, here are a few of my recent faves. Picture Books Once I Ate a Pie Written by…

Judging Books by their Covers

While browsing my¬†online library catalogue, this book caught my eye: It captured me not because of its great reviews but because I could have sworn it was in my¬†TBR pile with¬†a different name. I searched through the pile and found this: Ah yes. Not…

Book Me for Book Week 2014

I will be touring Nova Scotia during the 2014¬†TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. I am thrilled to be part of this annual week-long celebration of children’s literature.¬†It’s my first time; I’ve been told to expect exhilaration, exhaustion, and excitement. I¬†can’t wait. But I’ll have…

Contents and Covers

I do it. You probably¬†do it. Most people I know do it. We¬†judge¬†books by their¬†covers. (And more than books, of course, but that’s a topic I’m not getting into here.) After¬†all the work that goes into writing and editing a book, whether someone¬†will pass…

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