More happy news! Jane’s second picturebook, A Good Day for Ducks, will be released on September 21, 2018. Like Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is illustrated by Noel Tuazon and published by Pajama Press.
You can find a sneak peek of A Good Day for Ducks on Jane’s instagram, @raincitylibrarian.
We can’t wait until September. Congratulations, Jane!
Congratulations to Nafiza! Nafiza’s debut novel, The Candle and the Flame, has been acquired by Scholastic. Mark your calendars: this gem is coming out in 2019. The photo, taken from Publishers Weekly’s Rights Report for the week of April 9, reads: Lisa Sandell at Scholastic has acquired Nafiza Azad’s debut, The Candle and the Flame. Set in […]
*throws streamers* *throws confetti* *bakes a cake* Like books and comics? Put A Blurb On It is a podcast in which Yash and Ardo – and sometimes special guests – discuss just those things. The teaser trailer was released July 21, 2017; the ninth episode (not including the trailer) was released four days ago. Speaking […]
Last week I wrote about my favourite Christmas albums; this week it’s time to look at individual songs. I can’t claim to have as definitive a list as this one, but here goes, in no particular order other than a loose ‘things I like to listen to once in a while, things I really like […]
When Nafiza asked a few weeks ago for my favourite Christmasy books, I was taken aback to discover I couldn’t think of any. In my family, the art most entwined with Advent and Christmas is not books but music.* With that in mind, and begging for your patience because this post has nothing to do with […]
Hi there! I’m one of those who started The Book Wars blog back in 2013 when we were doing our Master’s (in Children’s Lit) together at UBC. It seems like a lifetime ago. Since starting up and excitement of being freshly pressed, the excitement of each new follower, and, most recently, the excitement of switching over to […]
Tomorrow is Canada Day. I happen to be four provinces east of home, and, having driven through those four provinces (five; I had to cross most of BC, too) in rapid succession, have a head full of geological and climatological thoughts. Such as: this is a marvelously magnificent country. I would really like more books […]
Congratulations to Yash, who successfully defended her thesis today! As far as we know, Yash is the first person who has ever applied (and adapted) Thing Theory to speculative children’s literature, and her explanation of this complicated theory was wonderfully clear. It was an excellent defence. Well done, Yash!
Congratulations to Nafiza, who successfully defended her master’s thesis today! It was a wonderful defence. All the best to you, Nafiza! You put a lot of work into crafting your thesis, and I (for one) thoroughly enjoyed hearing what you have written. Congratulations!
This has been a long time coming and I apologise for not doing this sooner, Stephie. But last April, Stephie successfully defended her thesis and graduated with her Masters. And today, Janet successfully defended hers! So congratulations, you guys. You worked hard. You deserve all the bestest. Yash and I still persevere.