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The first review of MALLARD, MALLARD, MOOSE is in!

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We were delighted to see a warm review of Lori Doody's forthcoming book, Mallard, Mallard, Moose in Kirkus Reviews.  

As the review notes: "Babysitting, or in this case, ducksitting is not for everyone - especially if you are a moose."  Lori Doody's third  picture book is as charming and delightful as its predecessors.  There's lots of gentle, understated fun to be had as a ducksitting moose looks for a proper home for his companions.


Read the full review here.

Welcome to Michelle Porter

We're delighted to be working with Michelle Porter, who is helping spread word of Running the Goat's publications.  Multi-talented and multi-tasking, Michelle is acting as our social media storyteller, finding new and innovative ways to tell the story of our stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  If you follow the press on any of these [...]

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New collection of recitations by the irrepressible Dave Paddon!

Dave Paddon fans celebrate!  The unstoppable rhymester is back, with Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True, a baker's dozen of hilarious recitations, illustrated by Duncan Major. Dave is a crowd favourite at storytelling events, festival and literary shindigs across the province and on the mainland. This new collection features some of his best-loved recitations, [...]

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The new Pearl

What a treat to acquire this lovely little Golding Pearl Old Style press from circa 1880.  It's a beauty, and will be great fun to use. The press made its way from PEI to Newfoundland a few years ago, when Bill Ritchie bought it as part of a larger letterpress purchase. It needed a lot [...]

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Saying goodbye to the Heidelberg Windmill

Late last year, we said goodbye to Running the Goat's Heidelberg Windmill press.  It's a grand machine, and has found a new home not too far away, with an eager and able young printer.  Lindsey was printer's devil throughout the summer of 2017, and much in need of  a printing press of her own. I'm [...]

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Re-imagining the printshop

The past few weeks have been busy ones, indeed, in the printshop. Not busy with visitors quite yet but busy all the same.  One press has gone off to a new home, and another, smaller press has found a new home here.  A new counter has arrived, too, and the place has been re-organized a [...]

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A lovely review of SPIRITED AWAY

"Spirited Away is a book to be enjoyed in front of a cozy fire or tucked up on the sofa with a hot water bottle, somewhere very safe and far from the spirits depicted and described so that the horrors are far away – though there is always the possibility that one is lurking under [...]

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"A treasure to be cherished!"

Lovely to see Theo Heras's review of Polly MacCauley in the Winter 2017 issue of Canadian Children's Book News. Here's a snippet of her warm and enthusiastic review:"Fitch is in top form as she plays with language and voice in this telling....This is writing that begs to be read aloud....Erdelji's graceful illustrations almost conspiratorially thread [...]

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POLLY MacCAULEY a bookseller favourite

We were thrilled to find Sheree Fitch and Darka Erdelji's Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, Woolliest Gift of All included on Quill & Quire's list of favourite books of 2017, as chosen by librarians, bloggers and booksellers.  It's especially delightful to be in such grand company!https://quillandquire.com/omni/2017-books-of-the-year-librarians-book-bloggers-and-booksellers-kidlit-and-ya-picks/

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Another warm review of Lori Doody's THE PUFFIN PROBLEM

Delighted to see Linda Ludke's warm review of The Puffin Problem in the most recent issue of CM Magazine.Ludke says the book is "a charming, regionally-flavoured picture book sure to appeal to a wide audience";  we think so too!http://umanitoba.ca/cm/vol24/no15/thepuffinproblem.html

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