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December 7

The Guardian (UK) published their Best Books on Drink list of 2017

Included on the list is 9000 Years of Wine: A World History

From the selection committee: "It’s impeccably researched: if you want to know the impact of the French Revolution on wine, this is the place to start. The statistics in particular are wonderful, such as a hospital in Darmstadt, Germany, that got through 4,633 bottles of white, 6,332 bottles of red, 60 bottles of champagne and 30 dozen bottles of port in one year, 1870. That’s where I want to convalesce."

November 20

The following books have been featured in the fall issue of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens:

Big Blue Forever
The Dream
Fatima and the Clementine Thieves
The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito
Sammy and the Headless Horseman

From our agencies:

Bent Not Broken (Clockwise Press)
What's My Superpower? (Inhabit Media)
Those Who Run the Sky (Inhabit Media)
Putuguq & Kublu (Inhabit Media)
Animals Illustrated: Walrus (Inhabit Media)
On My Bike (Tradewind Books)

October 30

The 2017 Taste Canada book award winners are announced

Daphna Rabinovitch won in the Single-Subject Cookbooks category for The Baker in Me

Nettie Cronish and Cara Rosenbloom won silver in the Health and Special Diet Cookbooks category for Nourish

October 16

The 2018 Forest of Reading nominations have been announced this morning. Below are the books we have nominated.

Blue Spruce Award

The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain by Carolyn Huizinga Mills, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Silver Birch Express Non-Fiction Award

Big Blue Forever by Anita Miettunen

Smiley: A Journey of Love by Joanne George

Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award

5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg

Silver Birch Fiction Award

Clutch by Heather Camlot

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner

In addition to the above, the following titles are nominated from publishers we distribute:

Blue Spruce Award

The Owl and the Lemming by Roselynn Akulukjuk - Inhabit Media

Red Maple Fiction Award

Bent not Broken by Lorna Schultz Nicholson - Clockwise Press

A full list of nominees can be viewed at:

October 2

The poem, “Crown Land,” from Ingrid Ruthig’s award-winning collection, This Being, is featured alongside Emily Carr’s "Wood Interior" at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery exhibit, Heavy Hitters. The exhibit runs from September 23 to January 24, 2018.

Click here to see the poem with the picture.

September 25

The winners of the 2016 Lane Anderson Awards, honouring Canada’s best science writing were announced:

5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg won in the Children's Category

September 24

The finalists for the 2018 Reading Lights program have been announced.

Big Blue Forever by Anita Miettunen has been selected.

Also selected is Once Upon a Bathtime published by Tradewind Books.

Reading Lights, a Vancouver Public Library and CWILL BC partnership project, celebrates the work of B.C. children’s book authors and illustrators and offers unexpected encounters with an array of stories for children and their families near parks, playgrounds, schools and libraries throughout Vancouver. Intended to spark an interest in stories and reading, the program features excerpts of books and illustrations on lamp posts across the city for all to enjoy. This is the final year of our project.