"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 [...]
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 [...]
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/
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
Once again, Running the Goat will be participating in the Anna Templeton Centre's Annual Christmas Tea and Sale, one of the nicest events of the season! You can find the perfect book for someone on your Christmas list AND the perfect mug for them as well.
It's always wonderful to find a reviewer who reads with an open heart and mind, so we were all delighted to see Helen Kubiw's lovely response to Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, Woolliest Gift of All published on her engaging and informative blog CanLit for LittleCanadians. Here's part of what she has to say about Sheree [...]
Folks seem to love Lori Doody's second picture book The Puffin Problem, even more than her Capelin Weather. In a recent review for Atlantic Books Today, Lisa Doucet said: "Utterly charming and winsome, this book is a delight, from the beautifully decorated endpapers to each page in between." And a reviewer in Kirkus Reviews wrote: "This [...]
Congratulations to Lori Doody! Capelin Weather, Lori's first picture book, was included in the fall issue of Best Books for Kids and Teens, a semi-annual publication produced by the Canadian Children's Book Centre to highlight the best in Canadian children's books.
We've long said that Andy Jones and Darka Erdelji's is one of the loveliest tellings of the Christmas story--a down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale. This month's issue of the Anglican Journal includes the book in its group review of children's Christmas tales. The reviewer makes special note of Darka's contribution, writing: "Illustrations, by Slovenian-born [...]
A recent review in Quill & Quire lauds Tom Dawe and Veselina Tomova's newest collaboration. The reviewer writes: "Like a typical Newfoundland evening of storytelling, there are stories within stories within stories. The fairies are seldom experienced first-hand, but the atmosphere of dread is slowly created until the reader is spirited away into a terrifying [...]