Riverview, New Brunswick's Chocolate River Publishing was founded to put New Brunswick on the map (so to speak) on the national and international publishing stage. Their books for children and adults are carefully and lovingly produced to make learning about New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada fun for all. Some of their most recent titles appear … Continue reading New Brunswick’s Chocolate River Publishing
These three new titles from Newfoundland's Breakwater Books have something for everyone, from very young to a more mature audience. Peter Pan Statue, Bowring Park The Secret of Bowring Park by Christine Gordon Manley (with illustrations by Laurel Keating) is a fairytale for all ages, not just children. It concerns two sisters, Natalie and her … Continue reading Three New 2018 Titles From Breakwater Books
Written for middle-grade readers, TIMEFLIES takes the time travel trope in a different direction: the three children, Grizelda (Griz), Sam and his sister Alisha can only time travel to get answers to a question they pose. Once they get the answer, they are back in the present. Oh, and in their travels, they are three … Continue reading The Maiden Voyage (TIMEFLIES, #1) by M.C. Goldrick
Here's a new baby board book from Nimbus Publishing with collage illustrations of Atlantic Canada wildlife from A to Z. "From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, with lots of wild Atlantic Canadiana in between–like lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine, and more–Atlantic Animal ABC is the perfect introduction for young ones to the region’s wildlife. With … Continue reading Atlantic Animal ABC by Angela K. Doak
It's always fun getting children's picture books sent to the Miramichi Reader for consideration. Recently, three colourful and whimsical picture books came across our desk and I'll let them speak for themselves. The text below is taken from the publisher's websites. The first two books are published by Creative Book Publishers, the third by Breakwater … Continue reading New Children’s Picture Books – Spring 2017
This is the story of a young mouse named Errol who takes a ride on a ferry and visits the mines of Bell Island. Errol’s best friend, Old Rat, has told him wonderful stories about how the mice and rats first came to Newfoundland as stowaways on the big sailing ships. Errol longs to have … Continue reading Full Speed Ahead: Errol’s Bell Island Adventure by Sheilah Lukins
How much fun can you have with just one rubber boot? When one of his Grandmother's pink rubber boots goes missing, Jack and his grandmother are forced to cancel their fishing trip. A disappointed Jack soon finds a tall piece of driftwood and with the help of a few of Newfoundland and Labrador's most celebrated … Continue reading Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick by Jack Goudie
With illustrations by Nancy Keating, A Picnic at the Lighthouse (2016, Creative Book Publishing) is a touching story of a young boy (Patrick) and his father who spend a busy day together at a lighthouse.