Friday, June 29, 2012

E-books Now Available from Open Road!

We're proud to announce that our first batch of e-books with Open Road Media is now available! Visit Open Road Media and click on June 2012 for links to buy all of the new titles:


Also, check out this amazing profile of kidlit superstar Robert Munsch:
       

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fall 2012 Titles on NetGalley!

Attention reviewers: our Fall 2012 list is now available through NetGalley. Simply go to www.netgalley.com, click Browse Catalog by Publisher, and click on Annick Press. Then let us know what you think of our new titles!

Will you be inspired by the brave people who risked (and sometimes lost) their lives to stand up for what they believed in (People Who Said No)?


Or will you escape into a child's imagination and find out what happens when two stones hatch into beautiful birds (The Stone Hatchlings)? 

There are many more to choose from--find out about all about our new books on our website. Happy reading!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Final Fall 2012 Sneak Peek!

The Fall 2012 books are slowly appearing on our website, and will soon be available via NetGalley, too: stay tuned! In the meantime, do you know a kid who's seriously into soccer? Because if so, have we got the book for you...



Crazy About Soccer!
Talented wordsmith Loris Lesysnski is back, and this time, she's turned her poetic prowess to the game of soccer. These poems are bouncy and funny, and perfectly complemented by lively illustrations from Gerry Rasmussen (the creator of the comic strip Betty). Here's a sample poem--see if you can read it aloud without tapping along to the rhythm!

"KangaKicks"

Anyone
at all
at all
can learn to kick
a ball
a ball.
A kangaroo
could do it, 
too, 
a bigger kick
than me
or you
but never put one
in a game
cuz they can kick--
but
they
can't
AIM!

Crazy About Soccer! is sure to appeal to young soccer fans... they might even start writing their own poems. (Just make sure they wait until after the game!)

Friday, June 8, 2012

More Fall 2012 Sneak Peeks... and E-Books!

Here's another title we're looking forward to this fall:

People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression
Sometimes it's okay to ignore the rules or break the law. This book profiles people who stood up for what they believed in, even at great personal risk:

  • Siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl distributed anti-government pamphlets in Nazi Germany
  • Andrei Sakharov helped develop the nuclear bomb, then spoke out against its use
  • Rosa Parks sparked anti-segregation protests when she refused to move to the back of the bus
  • Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador,  stood up for the rights of the poor
  • Helen Suzman, a South African MP, spoke out against Apartheid
  • Aung Sun Suu Kyi endured years of house arrest to protest the dictatorship in Burma
  • Protestors in Egypt ousted their autocratic president in just eighteen days
~ ~ ~

Did you know that many Annick books are available in e-book format? We've created a catalog with CataList: just click here to browse through all of our available e-books. When you're ready to read them, you can buy them from the following retailers:

Look for even more e-books, coming soon--including picture books from Open Road Media!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fall 2012 Sneak Peeks!

Here's an exclusive sneak peek of some of our upcoming books for Fall 2012. Add them to your to-read list now, and look for them on our website next month!

Enemy Territory
From the author of Thunder Over Kandahar comes another fast-paced novel set in dangerous territory. Sharon McKay skillfully weaves the tale of two patients stuck in a Jerusalem hospital: Sam, an Israeli boy whose leg may have to be amputated, and Yusuf, a Palestinian boy who has lost his left eye. They don't exactly get along, but when they decide to escape the hospital and go on a late-night adventure into the Old City, they find themselves having to protect one another nonetheless...





The Lynching of Louie Sam
Another hard-hitting tale is The Lynching of Louie Sam, a powerful debut novel from author Elizabeth Stewart. The story is told through the eyes of fifteen-year-old George Gillies, who lives with his family in Washington Territory. It's the late 1800s, and white settlers have an uneasy relationship with their Native American neighbors. When a local man is found murdered, suspicion falls on Louie Sam, a young member of the Stó:lō tribe. George and his best friend, Pete, secretly follow a lynch mob (which includes their fathers) north into Canada, where the terrified Louie Sam is seized and hung.

Racked with doubts, George begins to ask questions. Was Louie Sam really a murderer? As George starts to uncover the truth, tensions in the town rise, and he must face his own part in the tragedy.

The Lynching of Louie Sam is based on a true story: read more about it here.
Keep your eye out for more news on both of these suspenseful tales, and look for them on bookshelves this fall (e-book editions will also be available!).

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