Kids and Teen Blog
A sturdy board book that's perfect for mealtime fun, Are You Eating Something Red? introduces Greenie, a new mascot for young readers and eaters, who helps kids choose healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Are You Eating Something Green? placements that accompany the book are also available.
Kids / April 22, 2010
Who's afraid of BIG, BAD, MONSTERS?
Got monsters in the closet? Monsters under the bed? Monsters behind the curtains? Down the hall?
Well, you find them all in My Beastly Book of Monsters!
With My Beastly Book of Monsters you can scribble, doodle, and reconfigure over 150 monstrous beasties.
Tie a monster's shoes together or make him cry. Draw a creature that's part monster and part ostrich, or scare a monster with a...mouse?! Use your imaginations to complete the pictures using you mad artistic skills.
There is no right or wrong way to use this book! My Beastly Book of Monsters is all about thrills, creativity, and those scary creatures who maybe are under the bed after all...
Check out the My Beastly Books of Monsters mini-site for some activities from the book!
Environment / April 22, 2010
Today is Earth Day, a day meant to raise awareness and appreciation for our environment.
If you are looking for more information about our planet or for a little inspiration about what you can do to help, here are 5 books that you might find interesting:
- Green Princess Cookbook by Barbara Beery
- Heroes of the Environment by Harriet Rohmer
- Not Your Typical Book About the Environment by Elin Kelsey
- Simple Steps Toward a Healthier Earth by Molly Smith
- This is my Planet: The Kids' Guide to Global Warming by Jan Thornhill
Happy Earth Day Canada!
Have you been introduced to Noonie yet? If not you are in for a great treat! Noonie is the main character of Chronicle Books new kids' fiction title Noonie's Masterpiece. A 10-year-old aspiring artist stuck living with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who clearly don't recognize her genius.
Here... get to know her!
One of my favourite things about Noonie's Masterpiece is that all of those amazing illustrations that you just saw in the trailer video are in the book! Yep that's right it is filled througout with gorgeous colour illustrations!
Want to be inspired by Noonie? Why not download a free Noonie Art Sheet?
Every month, readers across the country enter the newsletter contest to win new books published by Raincoast's client publishers. I love getting feedback on the books I send and today I received an email from Pat in Waterloo, Ontario, winner of the February draw for Bart King's The Big Book of Gross Stuff (which Siobhan blogged about last week). He said:
I am now convinced that putting the word "FART" in any book will get boys to read.
Dion [Pat's 8-year-old] has barely put the book down, and has read to me the same sections at least two or three times with a laugh that brings a smile to all parents' faces." The Big Book of Gross Stuff "has brought a lot of laughter into our house over the weekend and it has a little boy reading it over and over."
Lucky Pat will get to fully enjoy the bounty of Bart's latest book on Wednesday; apparently Dion is creating a gift of fake vomit using Cheez Whiz and green food colouring. Happy birthday, Dad! Can you say ewwww?
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