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July 9

The 2018 Taste Canada Awards Shortlist is announced.

A champion of cookbook authors and food bloggers, Taste Canada inspires and encourages readers at home and abroad to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from a Canadian perspective.

Click here to see the entire shortlist.



This year two of our books are on the shortlist.

9000 Years of Wine: A World History by Rod Phillips, and

Honest to Goodness: Everyday Recipes for the Home Cook by Christine Tizzard

Also on the list are two books from one of the publishers we distribute, Klorofil Editions from Quebec. Klorofil published a French and English edition of each book. The French editions are on the shortlist. We sell the Engish edition. The books are:

Canada's Culinary Heritage: 100 recipes from Notable Canadians by Melanie Joly & Daniel Germain and edited by Sylvain Perron

Culinary Treasures from around the World: Authentic Recipes from diplomats posted in Canada by Karyne Gagné and edited by Sylvain Perron

July 1

The July 1st issue of Kirkus Reviews has an article titled "Celebrate Canada Day with a Canadian Book". The article features three of our books:

  • Spirit Trackers by Jan Bourdeau Waboose and illustrated by François Thisdale
  • Charles by Stephen Hume and illustrated by Jessica Bartram, and
  • Eat This! by Andrea Curtis and illustrated by Peggy Collins

Check out the complete article at

June 6

The 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Awards are announced.

Skipping Stones is a non-profit magazine for youth that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness. It provides a playful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among youth from different countries and cultures.

They have recommended 29 exceptional books and four teaching resources this year. The 2018 Honors List contains many multicultural and international books, bilingual books, nature and ecology books for all ages, as well as teaching resources.

This year's list includes one Fitzhenry & Whiteside book and two from Lee & Low, one of the US publishers we distribute in Canada. The books are:

Clutch by Heather Camlot

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina and illustrated by John Jennings & Stacey Robinson

Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and her Secret School by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by London Ladd

Click here for the complete list of Honor books

May 29

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) spring edition of the Best Books for Kids & Teens list for 2018 featured four of our books and six by publishers we distribute.

Starred Selections:

The Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson McLellan and illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Clutch by Heather Camlot

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


Spirit Trackers by J. Bourdeau Waboose and illustrated by Francois Thisdale

Selections from Publishers We Distribute:

Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull by Nancy Mike and illustrated by Charlene Chua (Inhabit Media)

Pikiq by Yayo (Tradewind Books)

Shu-Li and the Magic Pear Tree by Paul Yee and illustrated by Shaoli Wang (Tradewind Books)

Why the Monster by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley and illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas (Inhabit Media)

The Gnawer of Rocks by Louise Flaherty and illustrated by Jim Nelson (Inhabit Media)

Sukaq and the Raven by Roy Goose & Kerry McCluskey and illustrated by Soyeon Kim (Inhabit Media)

May 24

The OLA Forest of Reading awards were announced today. Below are our winners and finalists in the various categories for Fitzhenry books and books by publishers we distribute and are on our site:

Blue Spruce Award

Honour Award

The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain by Carolyn Huizinga Mills and Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

The Owl and the Lemming by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Illustrated by Amanda Sandland, published by Inhabit Media

Silver Birch Award


Clutch by Heather Camlot

Yellow Dog by Miriam Körner


5 Giraffes by Anne Innis Dagg



Smiley: A Journey of Love by Joanne George

Big Blue Forever: The Story of Canada's Largest Blue Whale Skeleton by Anita Miettunen

Click here to see a video clip of the winner of the Silver Birch Express Award being announced.

Red Maple Award

Bent not Broken: Madeline & Justin by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, published by Clockwise Press

For more information go to:

May 23

The CBC announces their 9 must-read Canadian works of poetry for children and young adults. On the list are:

Nokum Is My Teacher by David Bouchard

Plus books from publishers we distribute:

The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer by Sue Ann Alderson, published by Tradewind Books

Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, published by Inhabit Media Inc.

Click on the link below to see the complete list:

May 23

The 2017 Canadian Authors Association announced the shortlist for the 2017 Alberta Branch Exporting Alberta Award. The shortlist includes:

Dark Matters by Joan Marie Galat

May 22

CBC has a list on their web site of 100 Young Adult Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. On the list are:

The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate by Marty Chan
“An action-packed adventure read.”

Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat
“A vivid and enduring portrait of the Great Hunger”

The Girls They Left Behind by Bernice Thurman Hunter

Wild Orchid by Beverley Brenna
“A compassionate and charming coming-of-age story.”

Plus a book from one of the publishers we distribute:

Skraelings by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley by Inhabit Media Inc.
“The narrative brings to life the traditions and beliefs of all three cultures — Inuit, Tuniit and Norse — in richly evocative detail.”

Click here to see the complete list:

May 18

CBC announces their Ultimate Canadian Poetry List: 68 poetry collections recommended by you

# 7.        This Being by Ingrid Ruthig

"In this, her debut collection, Ingrid Ruthig records the ebb and flow of individual life through time, landscape and our collective existence. How we connect with the past, where we are now, and despite our inherent separateness, our personal convergences — these are what lay ahead on this journey. Ruthig also explores our need to create, to build a deeper sense of self, of belonging: questioning, observing, then striving to respond. Her voice is confident, concentrated, wry. This is a book of poems about the dynamic of being, and our shifting perception of who we are from one moment to the next."

Click here to see the complete list:

May 5

The Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards committee have announced their nominees for the 2019 MYRCA Sundogs award.

Clutch by Heather Camlot has been nominated for the award.

April 5

Second Helping, Please! celebrates 50 years in print.

Author Norene Gilletz celebrated the occasion by making her first podcast from her new podcast, Norene’s Kitchencast, where she’ll be sharing her expertise on kosher food and Jewish culinary traditions.

  Click here to read more about the Norene and the podcast.