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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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Running the Goat goes downtown

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.

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POLLY MacCAULEY receives lovely review on CanLit for LittleCanadians

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 [...]

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THE PUFFIN PROBLEM praised!

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 [...]

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CAPELIN WEATHER included in Best Books for Kids and Teens

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.

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