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A lovely review of PB's Comet

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Thanks to Lisa Doucet and Jo-Anne Elder for the lovely review of PB's Comet in the Fall issue of Atlantic Books Today. The reviewers say: "Another delightful and quirky picturebook offering from Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides, PB's story is sure to charm young readers. The jaunty and lyrical text begs to be read aloud as it trips and dances along in frolicsome fashion."

Be sure to check out Goat-author/illustrator Lori Doody's interview with Dawn Baker in the same issue!

Puffin Problem gets the nod!

Congratulations to Lori Doody, whose delightful picture book The Puffin Problem has been shortlisted for the Bruneau Family Award for Children's/Young Adult Writing, one of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards.  The other nominees are Sheilah Lukins  for Full Speed Ahead: Errol's Bell Island Adventure  and Rebecca North for Eliot and the Impossible Fish.  Looking [...]

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High praise for Paddon's hijinks

"It's abundantly clear there's no topic that Paddon can't put his signature twist on," so says Inderjit Deogun in his review of Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True. A great appreciation of Dave Paddon and Duncan Major's wonderful collaboration.Here's a link to the full review: http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/vol24/no38/halftheliesyoutellarenottrue.html

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A gem of a review of Lori Doody's MALLARD, MALLARD, MOOSE

"Mallard, Mallard, Moose is a gem you don't want to miss," writes Courtney Crocker in CM Magazine.  We couldn't agree more!Here's a link to her full review:http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/vol24/no38/mallardmallardmoose.html

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From ‘The Weather in Town’ to ‘SuperNan’: Dave Paddon on the lies he loves to tell

A little something funny about each of Dave Paddon’s thirteen recitations in his new book Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True.1. FOG. Is the east side of Placentia Bay really the foggiest place anywhere? Dave admits that “people dispute that and there’s a little bit of history there.” The fog in this recitation [...]

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The birds of Lori Doody's picture books

Two mallards, an improbability of puffins, a goose, and a chicken: there’s a story attached to each of the birds Lori Doody imagines into her children’s books.The Puffin ProblemDoody said she was inspired by the horror-thriller film The Birds (directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) when she created the first of two bright and funny bird-based [...]

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A great review of HALF THE LIES

In her review of Dave Paddon and Duncan Major's new book, Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True,  Joan Sullivan of the Telegram, makes clear that "Dave Paddon’s writing appears to be all crowd-pleasing antics, but like all artistry that seems 'easy,' it’s embedded in the most thoughtful and delicate craftsmanship."Here's a link to [...]

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Bologna Children's Book Fair 2018

What an amazing experience!  Veselina Tomova of Vis-a-vis Graphics, who works closely with the press, and Marnie Parsons are attending the Bologona Children's Book Fair from March 26-29. The fair is a veritable feast of remarkable children's books from across the globe. And Bologna, the city, offers an entirely other, and equally delicious, feast.  We [...]

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Meet Veselina Tomova: Where discoveries happen

Here's a link to a wonderful profile of illustrator/artist Veselina Tomova. It was created by Bojan Furst for The Independent, NL's alternative online paper, and is shared here with his kind permission.http://theindependent.ca/2018/03/19/indy-shorts/#V...Enjoy!

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The Story of Baxter, the Abino Mynah Bird

There’s no character at all like Baxter—the little albino mynah bird Mary gives to Jack—in the stories that inspired Jack & Mary in the Land of Thieves. Baxter appeared as an answer to a plot problem. Author Andy Jones wanted to adapt a story about love and betrayal for children. But he wanted to [...]

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