Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Candlewick Titles Sweep UK's Most Prestigious Children's Book Awards

Maggot Moon won the Carnegie Medal (equivalent of the ALA's Newbery Medal)
By Sally Gardner, $16.99, 978-0-7636-6553-1

Black Dog won the Kate Greenaway Medal (equivalent of the ALA's Caldecott Medal)
Written and illustrated by Levi Pinfold $15.99, 978-0-7636-6097-0

The UK's most prestigious award for children's writing, since it was established in 1936 the CILIP Carnegie medal has been won by some of the greatest names in British children's literature, from Arthur Ransome to CS Lewis and Noel Streatfeild. Winning is "just unbelievable", said Gardner - particularly for a novel she never thought would be published. There's a great Q&A with the author on the Publishers Weekly site.
Illustrator Levi Pinfold won the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for only his second picture book, Black Dog, in which a little girl, Small Hope, faces down a huge black dog. Pinfold, who beat names including Helen Oxenbury, Jon Klassen and Emily Gravett to take the prize, said that winning was "fantastic", and that he "couldn't use the words 'over-the-moon' less lightly".

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Could fermented food be your secret health weapon?

It's possible! Read an interview with Deirdre Rawlings, author of Fermented Foods for Health, on Redbook Magazine's website.

"If you're looking for a quick-fix, this isn't it. But the method of preserving, storing, and preparing eats that our long-ago ancestors discovered may be just what we need to combat our eating evils."

Fermented Foods for Health
Deirdre Rawlings
9781592335527, $21.99
Fair Winds Press, June 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Barefoot takes an independent stand

Our friends at Barefoot Books are taking a stand – an independent stand. Not only have they announced that they are ending a relationship with Amazon, they are offering independent booksellers a great promotion to celebrate their 20thanniversary!

From now until September 30th, orders of 20-39 units will receive an extra 5% discount, and orders of 50 or more units will receive an extra 10%!

Just be sure to use the promo code “20Years.” As an added value, every order will receive, free, the Twelve Olympians poster.

I Could Chew on This

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Timmy Failure #2

Candlewick Press Announces Second Book in the Bestselling Timmy Failure series: TIMMY FAILURE: NOW LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE

In this second adventure, the over-confident Timmy is certain that he alone can solve a school-wide competition to find a stolen globe. Is the competition in fact rigged, as Timmy suspects? And will the combined skills of Timmy, his business partner polar bear Total, and a new character on the scene-his eccentric Great-Aunt Colander-suffice to win Timmy the much-needed prize money? The first book has spent 12 consecutive weeks on the New York Times and National Indie Bestseller lists in the U.S. and rights have been sold in 28 countries to date.

Widely praised by media and reviewers for its "step above the rest" approach to the illustrated middle grade genre, one Austin, Texas newspaper writer aptly declared, "With its high-low mix of humor and surprisingly sophisticated storytelling..."Failure" is anything but." Candlewick Press' announced first print for the publication of Now Look What You've Done in February 2014 will be a minimum of 350,000 copies, and will be supported by an extensive consumer marketing campaign and national author tour.