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Hervé Tullet in Toronto Wednesday October 8th!

by Dan
Art & Photography + Kids / October 06, 2014

Mix It Up with Herve Tullet

Join Small Print Toronto in conjunction with Chronicle Books, the Avenue Road Arts School and Mabel's Fables on October 8th for a live event for kids with artist Hervé Tullet, the New York Times bestselling author of Press Here and Mix It Up!

Mix It Up! A Live Art Event for Kids 3-7 with Hervé Tullet
October 8 4:00PM - 5:00PM
The Great Hall

1087 Queen Street West
> Toronto, ON M6J 1H3
Tel: 647-341-5526

For FREE tickets go to: www.smallprinttoronto.org

Fierce Reads Toronto June 19th

by Dan
Events / June 18, 2013


Fierce Reads is going back on tour and these lovely authors will in Toronto tomorrow:


Unremembered author Jessica Brody

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage-alive-is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of her life before the crash. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn't on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can't be found in a single database in the world.

Of Triton

Of Triton Author Anna Banks

Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she's a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

As if that's not bad enough, her mother's reappearance in the Syrena world turns the two kingdoms-Poseidon and Triton-against one another.



Monument 14: Sky on Fire

Monument 14: Sky on Fire Author Emmy Laybourne

Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.




Siege and Storm

Siege and Storm Author Leigh Bardugo

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. 



Crewel Author Gennifer Albin

Enter a tangled world of secrets and intrigue where a girl s other's destinies, but not her own

Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has always been special. When her parents discover her gift-the ability to weave the very fabric of reality-they train her to hide it. For good reason, they don't want her to become one of the elite, beautiful, and deadly women who determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die.



Jun 19: Toronto, ON
7:00pm Indigo Yorkdale | More details


Annie Barrows in Toronto!

by Danielle
Events + Kids / October 18, 2012

Hey you Ivy + Bean fans! Here's a chance to meet the lovely Annie Barrows!

If you're in Toronto please stop by Friday and/or Saturday to say hi!


Book Signing:
October 19
TIME: 7:00PM
1950 The Queensway, Etobicoke
(416) 622-2838


Book Signing:
October 20
52 Quarry Edge Dr, Brampton
(905) 456-7177


Notes From A Children’s Book Publicist- Volume Three

by Crystal
Kids + Picture Books / May 25, 2011

Danielle and I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Toronto to meet with media. We met with loads of wonderful editors and bloggers.

I'll be back next week with a sneak peek of some of the books that everyone was really excited about but in the meantime (while I catch up on a week's worth of work) here are videos for two of my favorite picture books from the Spring List.


First up is Press Here by Herve Tullet- In the days where everything is an app, has it's own website, or has some kind of online component it is so refreshing to see an interactive book that is, well, just a book. Take it from a mama of a two year old who is addicted to puzzles on the iphone. Give them this book to play with and help reintroduce them to the magic that can be held between the pages of a book. Check out the video and you will understand why.


Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld- Whenever I mention the name Tom Lichtenheld to editors I almost always get squeals of delight and "Oh my goodness, he is the guy that illustrated Duck! Rabbit! I LOVE him!!!" Yes he is. And if you have a little one that is obsessed with trucks and diggers then Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site should find a home right next to Duck! Rabbit! on their bookshelf. Let's face it, what little one, male or female, isn't intrigued with trucks and diggers?


Back next week! Until then- Happy Reading!


Bart King in Toronto!

by Dan
Humour + Kids / June 10, 2010

Bart King in Toronto

Earlier this week, author Bart King came to Toronto to talk about his latest book The Big Book of Gross Stuff!

The trip started at 6:30am (gross!) with a stop off at Breakfast TV in Dundas Square where Bart discussed eating squirmy mealworms — fried with breadcrumbs and olive oil (and uh, yeah, officially G.R.O.S.S.) — with host Dina Pugliese.

Dina was thrilled as you can see: 

Bart King on Breakfast TV

Bart also paid quick visits to the nice folks at Today's Parent, The Magazine, and The World's Biggest Bookstore before heading off for a hilarious chat about slime eels (ick!), underwear (yuk!), and leeches on eyeballs (vomit!), with Carlos on YTV's The Zone

Bart King with Carlos on YTV The Zone

Behind the scenes with Bart King on YTV

Come back soon Bart! 

Books by Bart:

Bart King Pocket Guides 01

Bart King Pocket Guides 02

AND coming this Fall:

Bart's King-Sized Book of Fun coverBart's King-Sized Book of Fun

Jam-packed with awesome jokes, silly trivia, cool activities, mysterious puzzles, and much more, this book is the perfect companion for kids everywhere!

Available from Gibbs Smith and Raincoast in September 2010!