Friday, October 26, 2012

Five Scary Reads for Halloween

OK, so none of these books actually have anything to do with Halloween. However, they are all definitely spooky, creepy, or scary in their own right. And the first four are available as e-books, too!

What if instead of playing a game, the game plays you? In this thrilling page-turner, an addictive computer game has a sinister agenda... and is using teenagers to act out its evil goals in the real world.

While on a high school vacation in Greece, Chloe is kidnapped and held for ransom. Will she ever be reunited with her family? And is she really falling for her kidnapper, or is she suffering from Stockholm syndrome?

The Night Wanderer
Sixteen-year-old Tiffany is bored living on the Otter Lake reservation. Until one day, her dad rents out her room to a boarder who seems a little... odd. By the time Tiffany discovers he's a vampire, will it already be too late?

Leslie's Journal
Leslie is thrilled to be Jason's girlfriend: he's cute, he's popular, what's not to like? But appearances can be deceiving. Jason's abusive, controlling behavior starts slowly, but then before she knows it, Leslie finds herself in grave danger.

The Pact of the Wolves
A boarding school built on the site of a medieval convent with a violent past. A secret society. A mysterious death... or was it murder? New student Bianca must solve the mystery, but she can trust no one...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Forest of Reading Nominations!

The Ontario Library Association has announced its nominations for its Forest of Reading awards, and we're pleased to see so many Annick authors recognized for their great books. The winners will be announced next May, so stay tuned!

A full list of the nominees can be found on the Quill and Quire blog. It's definitely worth reading--especially if you're eager to get a jump start on your holiday shopping...

And the nominees from Annick are... (drumroll, please)

Silver Birch Non-fiction (Grades 3–6)
Red Maple Non-fiction (Grades 7–8)
Golden Oak (Adult)
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors and illustrators!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Word on the Street in Alberta!

Word on the Street takes place in select cities across Canada--and our authors Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Fatty Legs, A Stranger at Home) were at the festival in Lethbridge, Alberta. While there, they ran into yet another Annick author! Here's Christy's report:

You would think after having a few books published I’d be less of an obsessive book-geek-fan... but nope. I’m just as fascinated with books and the people who write them as ever. So, imagine how excited I was to find out my favourite Annick Press author was going to be at Word on the Street in Lethbridge with us! Not only did I get my copy of The Night Wanderer signed, but I found out that Drew Hayden Taylor is more than just a Canadian literary treasure; he’s also one of Canada’s coolest authors. My sides still hurt from laughing so hard.
--Christy Jordan-Fenton
Left to right: Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Drew Hayden Taylor, Christy Jordan-Fenton

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

More Munsch E-books from Open Road!

This week, we’re pleased to announce that we have seven more Munsch e-books available from Open Road!

These Apple editions of Mortimer, Mud Puddle, Angela's Airplane, Thomas' Snowsuit, Stephanie's Ponytail, The Fire Station, and Wait and See, all feature audio read by Robert Munsch, with lively soundtracks by Andrew Craig Productions. These are perfect books to curl up with for story time on a chilly fall day. And check out this video of Munsch himself chatting about writing for kids, and e-books: