Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Launch for Latin Americans Thought of It

If you're in Toronto this Saturday, April 28, drop by the Toronto Women's Bookstore to help celebrate the launch of Latin Americans Thought of It (and the Spanish version, Lo Inventaron los Latinoamericanos). Meet the author, Eva Salinas; enjoy some refreshments and Latin music; and learn a little more about the culture and innovations of Latin America (including coffee, rodeos, and the tango!).

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 2-4 pm
Place: Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord St, Toronto

For more details, click here to visit the event page.

Click here to read about the event en español!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

TLA Wrap-Up

Last week, we exhibited our books in Houston, Texas, for the Texas Library Association conference. Here's the lovely Annick booth:

In the right-hand corner, you can see a laptop: that's where we invited people to come check out our free Book Talks, which you can download from our website. We were also giving away magnets to promote Erebos, food-shaped erasers to promote The World In Your Lunch Box, and an assortment of bookmarks for titles old and new.

One of the many highlights was Texas Teens 4 Libraries: we gave away 50 copies of Erebos to teens.
Teens with giveaway copies of Erebos
Thank you to the Texas Library Association for all their help, and to all the wonderful librarians, educators, and readers who stopped by our booth to chat and take a look at our new titles.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Judie Oron Goes to Washington

Author Judie Oron speaks at a previous event
Author Judie Oron will be speaking at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, next Monday, April 23. (Click here to read an article about the upcoming talk, including more details about the time and location.) The focus of her talk will be the experiences that led to her writing The Cry of the Giraffe, a novel about an Ethiopian Jewish girl who is trying to rejoin her family in Israel. The book's protagonist, Wuditu, is based on one of Judie's adopted daughters, and this book trailer paints a vivid picture of her experiences:

Judie is an articulate, passionate speaker and this is a topic very close to her heart, so this will certainly be a captivating discussion!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Erebos on the Bestseller Wall at Kidsbooks!

Our associate publisher was thrilled to stop by Vancouver's largest independent children's bookstore, Kidsbooks, and discover that Erebos had claimed the #5 position on their Teen Bestsellers wall... right after the Hunger Games trilogy and Divergent (the first in another trilogy). Pretty impressive!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Come Join Us in Texas Next Week!

From April 17-20, Annick Press will be exhibiting at the Texas Library Association's annual conference at the George R. Brown convention center in Houston, Texas.

We'll be at booth 2012, so come on by and:

  • Check out our new books
  • See a demo of our free Book Talks for use with interactive white boards
  • Get some freebies (along with some great bookmarks and posters, we also have erasers based on The World in Your Lunch Box and magnets with the Erebos cover)
  • Tell us about your favorite books, or what you'd like to see more of!

Freebies: food erasers & creepy magnets. Only at the Annick booth, while supplies last!
Also, Thursday is Texas Teens 4 Libraries Day, and we'll be giving away 50 free copies of Erebos to local teenagers. First come, first served!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Contest: The World in Your Lunch Box!

The World in Your Lunch Box is an entertaining look at the rich history and astonishing science behind everyday staples in the North American diet. Who knew ham sandwiches and macaroni and cheese had such complex (and delicious) back stories?

To celebrate the book's release, illustrator Sa Boothroyd has generously donated some tea towels, coasters, and magnets featuring her original artwork. And author Claire Eamer is pitching in with a signed, personalized bookplate!

Two prize packs are available at SMS Book Reviews (click here to go enter!), and the third is available right here! Details below.

Prize pack contains:
  • One paperback copy of The World in Your Lunch Box
  • A signed, personalized bookplate from the author
  • One tea towel (design: "Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers")
  • 2 magnets ("People watching what they eat" and "Families are like fudge")

Contest open to residents of Canada and the U.S.
E-mail annick AT annickpress DOT com with the subject line "World in Your Lunch Box Contest" to enter.
One entry per person/household.

Winner will be drawn at random.
Entry deadline: April 19, 2012.

Good luck!