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Kids Can Press Fall 2011

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    Let's Count to 100! Masayuki Sebe, Masayuki Sebe
    9781554536610 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Mathematics Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date:August 01, 2011
    $16.95 CAD 8 x 9.75 x 0.38 in | 0.74 lb | 24 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Let’s Count to 100! comprises 11 bright panoramas, each featuring a delightful assortment of 100 different objects. Readers are invited to count the items and are also challenged to find specific details, such as a mouse with a red bow or a lone rabbit amid a giant flock of sheep. This book is packed with appealing images of children, fish, cats, moles and other cute critters -- no two of which are alike -- and readers will enjoy the many different moods and expressions on display. Each spread is also full of hidden dramas youngsters will love discovering for themselves, such as a hungry piranha poised to take a nibble of an elephant`s pink trunk. Kids will also like spotting how each scene, such as a meandering stream or a bustling cityscape, visually connects to the one that came before and the one that follows.
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      Painless counting practice hidden in a seek-and-find format-what could be better?
      This is an excellent introduction to counting to higher values with enough playfulness to make learning entertaining and exciting.
      With much to discover, a wry sense of humor, and a clean aesthetic, it's a lively pick for readers ready for more adventurous counting challenges.
      In author illustrator Sebe's hands counting to 100 is child's play. It can't get much better than that.
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    Reaching Judy Ann Sadler Canada, Susan Mitchell
    9781554534562 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from P - P Publication Date:August 01, 2011
    $16.95 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.38 in | 0.8 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      This soon-to-be-classic picture book centers on a large, adoring family with a new baby to love. Rhyming couplets describe different scenes, each built around the simple human gesture of "reaching." A new mother reaches up to hold her laughing baby aloft. Dad reaches over to tickle Baby’s toes as the family lounges on a picnic quilt. Grandparents, cousins and other family members reach out to play and cuddle with the growing child. The little one also gets to "reach," using his arms and hands to explore the wonderful world around him as he grows from a baby into a curious toddler. It’s only a matter of time (Mom realizes wistfully) before he’s "reaching" for the stars. Splendid, lush illustrations will immerse babies and toddlers in the story`s beautiful, colorful world.
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      Judy Ann Sadler is the best-selling author of over twenty craft books for children. Judy Ann lives in London, Ontario.

      Susan feels very fortunate to work full-time as an illustrator, with 18 published titles, including Reaching with Kids Can Press. When she is not drawing or painting, she loves to sew and make soft toys that resemble her illustrations. She also loves to visit schools to talk about her illustration process and hopes that she inspires some children to become illustrators when they grow up.
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      Awards
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner
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      Ultimately a book that many new parents will reach for as they revel in their love of baby.
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    Welcome to the World Valerie Wyatt Canada, Lennette Newell
    9781554535934 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from P - P Publication Date:August 01, 2011
    $14.95 CAD 7 x 7 x 0.38 in | 0.58 lb | 24 pages Carton Quantity:78 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Plenty of books tell parents what’s in store when a new baby arrives. But this one lets a new baby in on what he or she might expect. Styled as a sweet and simple letter to a newborn, this picture book introduces Baby to several first-year splendors, such as feeling warm sunlight, watching the movements of clouds, hearing birdsong and experiencing a loving embrace. Delectable photos of smiling and sleeping babies combine with images of other natural wonders such as flowers, leaves and pets. This ultimate letter of love is the perfect book for a new baby.
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      Valerie Wyatt is an award-winning editor and writer and the author of more than 14 nonfiction children’s books, many of them about science. Her FAQ Weather won the 2000 Science in Society Award, and in 2004 she received the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. Valerie lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and her dog, MacPherson.

      Lennette Newell grew up on the high plains of western Nebraska, the daughter of a large-animal veterinarian and cattle rancher. Upon leaving school she pursued a career in commercial photography, specializing in photographing children and animals for advertising and corporate clients.

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    Kitten's Winter Eugenie Fernandes Canada, Eugenie Fernandes Canada
    9781554533435 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 1 - 4, Grade (US) from P - P Publication Date:September 01, 2011
    $14.95 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.38 in | 0.63 lb | 24 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Winter comes to Kitten’s world, and the little calico leaves her cozy home for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. Kitten learns that even on a frosty day, animal life flourishes: a squirrel forages, an otter goes fishing and a woodpecker taps the side of a bare-limbed tree. At the same time, readers discover that for many animals, winter is a time of rest. Softly, Kitten treads past a burrowing turtle, a napping beaver and a hibernating bear. Told in rhyming couplets, Kitten’s Winter is a perfect introduction to animal behavior and habitats. And its sumptuous, mixed-media illustrations make it ideal for beginning and pre-readers, who will delight in spotting all the different details of the season.
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      Eugenie Fernandes is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. Her many works include the Little Mouse series, Earth Magic, One Hen and Kitten’s Spring. She lives in southern Ontario.

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      Best Books for Kids & Teens , Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner
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      The large, clean pictures make this small square book easy to share with a group, though children will surely enjoy looking at the small details up close.
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    Canada All Year Per-Henrik Gürth Canada, Per-Henrik Gürth Canada
    9781554537099 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 2 - 6, Grade (US) from P - 1 Publication Date:September 01, 2011
    $14.95 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.38 in | 0.69 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      This charming picture book follows a group of happy animal travellers as they spend a year exploring the True North. Each month gets its own colourful spread highlighting a different Canadian festival, seasonal event or activity. The trip begins in January with a visit to Ottawa’s Rideau Canal and ends in December with a dogsled ride in Nunavut. Along the way, the group partakes in such Canadian delights as the Quebec Winter Carnival, the Canadian Tulip Festival and the Calgary Stampede. Yee haw!

      Artist Per-Henrik Gürth presents early-learning concepts using all-Canadian images and an adorable animal cast of characters. Encompassing all major regions of Canada, each book is an eye-pleasing coast-to-coast journey. The bold, bright art and simple text give pre-readers an introduction to the alphabet, numbers and colour -- and to their beautiful country.
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      Per-Henrik Gürth is a graphic designer and illustrator who has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books in his native Germany. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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    Canada in Colours Per-Henrik Gürth Canada, Per-Henrik Gürth Canada
    9781554537570 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 1 - 4, Grade (US) from P - P Publication Date:August 01, 2011
    $9.99 CAD 6 x 6 x 0.67 in | 0.65 lb | 24 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      NEW IN BOARD BOOK!

      Popular artist Per-Henrik Gürth showcases Canada’s diverse landscapes in his third Canadian-themed concept book for the young. As in the earlier bestsellers ABC of Canada and Canada 123, the book encompasses all major regions of Canada. This time, Per-Henrik takes children on a countrywide exploration in brilliant color. The distinctly Canadian images -- white snow, green spruce, red PEI dunes, blue St. Lawrence River, yellow wheat fields -- will delight Canadians and tourists alike. Multi-colored northern lights are the perfect end to this eye-pleasing journey. The bold, bright art and simple text give pre-readers a valuable introduction to color -- and to their beautiful country.
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      Per-Henrik Gürth is a graphic designer and illustrator who has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books in his native Germany. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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    Series: Hocus Pocus
    Hocus Pocus Sylvie Desrosiers Canada, Rémy Simard Canada
    9781554535774 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date:August 01, 2011
    $16.95 CAD 7.5 x 10 x 0.25 in | 0.76 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      This zany tale pits a grouchy pooch against Hocus Pocus, a mischievous blue bunny who lives in a magician’s hat. When Hocus Pocus spots a bunch of tantalizing carrots poking out of a shopping bag, he decides he must have them. But to reach the kitchen counter, he must risk waking Dog, a pet canine who snoozes nearby. Tiptoeing in a pair of bunny slippers works beautifully at first -- until a peanut shell gets crunched loudly underfoot. Soon, Dog is wide awake, and the two begin a hilarious battle, trading victories and defeats and ultimately attracting the attention of the none-too-pleased magician. A classic retro feel gives the illustrations and story a fun punch.
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      Born in Montreal, Sylvie Desrosiers now lives in Longueuil, Quebec, just across the bridge from Montreal, preferring a big garden with skunks to traffic jams. Sylvie writes for young children, teenagers and adults, and she won the Governor General’s award in 2008 for Les trois lieues, a novel for adolescents.

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      Like a classic Looney Tunes cartoon on paper, it's all quick action and hilarious slapstick.
      The drawings are colorful, and the amusing facial expressions and antics of Dog and Hocus Pocus will appeal to children.
      Without words, the book may be zipped through, but younger readers with burgeoning observation and comprehension skills can be encouraged to give art as much consideration as letters and will enjoy testing them.
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    My Name Is Elizabeth! Annika Dunklee Canada, Matthew Forsythe Canada
    9781554535606 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date:September 01, 2011
    $16.95 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.38 in | 0.5 lb | 24 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Meet Elizabeth. She’s got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that’s just awesome. After all, she’s got a queen named after her! So she’s really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like "Lizzy" and "Beth." She bears her frustration in silence until an otherwise ordinary autumn day, when she discovers her power to change things once and for all. In the process, Elizabeth learns about communication and respect -- and their roles in building better relationships with family and friends. The two-toned illustrations reflect the story’s energy and sass, and the comic-book-like format makes it easy to follow. The cheeky, retro drawings also keep it real -- depicting the sometimes-feisty Elizabeth as a resolutely normal kid -- whether she’s flossing her teeth or feeding her pet duck.
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      Annika Dunklee was born in Uppsala, Sweden, to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother. She bases a lot of her stories on her own childhood memories. My Name Is Elizabeth! was inspired by anyone who dislikes having his or her name shortened, lengthened, mispronounced or mangled in some way.

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      Awards
      New York Times Notable Children's Books 2011, The New York Times 2011, Winner
      Best Books of the Year, Quill & Quire 2011, Winner
      Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association 2012, Winner
      Marion Vannett Ridgway Award 2012, Commended
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner
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      Children who have had similar experiences will certainly relate to Elizabeth and may be inspired by her directness.
      School Library Journal
      First-time children's author Annika Dunklee hits the mark with a spunky character who is guaranteed to charm early readers and parents alike.
      Quill & Quire
      Readers who take pride in their names (especially those who have had their names butchered) may be similarly moved to express that ownership vocally.
      Publishers Weekly
      The book itself is close to perfect.
      The New York Times
      This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay between words and pictures: Wonderful.
      Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
      This isn't just a book about one particular name. It's about making it clear to the world who you really are. A lesson some grown-ups could stand to learn as well.
      Elizabeth Bird, SLJ.com
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    Busy Beaver, The Nicholas Oldland Canada, Nicholas Oldland Canada
    9781554537495 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date:August 01, 2011
    $16.95 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.38 in | 0.69 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      The busy but careless beaver spends his days following random impulses, rarely thinking things through and leaving in his wake a devastated forest filled with stumps, half-nibbled trees and injured, homeless animals. But then one day the beaver finds himself on the wrong side of a falling tree, which as it turns out, is just the thing to knock some sense into him. After reflecting on his behavior, he decides to make some changes. Soon, the now wiser and gentler beaver is getting down to the business of making things right, much to the delighted surprise of his forest friends. This charming story from the creator of Big Bear Hug and Making the Moose Out of Life gently teaches youngsters how to take care with others, as well as the world around us.
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      Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.

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      Awards
      Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award 2012, Short-listed
      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner
      Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2013, Short-listed
      Reviews
      Great bibliotherapy for any inattentive busy beaver.
      Kirkus Reviews
      The art's quirkiness and the text's droll delivery contribute equally to the lighthearted tone of this cautionary tale.
      Publishers Weekly
      Try this title as bibliotherapy for youngsters who need to focus on impulse control.
      School Library Journal
      We end up with a hero both gauche and inspiring, and a message that's Canadian through and through: clean up the forest, say sorry, and we can all be friends.
      Quill & Quire, Starred Review
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    9781554537488 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 Publication Date:September 01, 2011
    $16.95 CAD 7.5 x 7.5 x 0.38 in | 0.55 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      When the bear wants to spend the afternoon photographing birds, the exuberant cowboy inadvertently makes a nuisance of himself as he loudly chews bubble gum, hops on a pogo stick and slurps a pop. When the ninja just wants to read quietly, the cowboy is wildly distracting as he drums on rocks, bats a paddleball and gabs on his cell phone. The cowboy’s boisterous mood prompts the ninja and the bear to drop their respective activities, leaving their pal alone to wonder why no one wants to be with him. Can he find the peace and quiet he needs to figure it out?

      Readers will appreciate the warm and witty approach to getting along and will also love the playfully bold illustrations rife with fun-to-spot detail.
      Bio

      David Bruins lives in Dundas, Ontario, and spends most of his days as a computer programmer. However, he’d much rather spend his time riding his bicycle, playing guitar or telling stories to anyone who will listen.

      Hilary Leung is a designer by day and illustrator by night whose work has been published internationally. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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      So far, the ninja and the cowboy have received time in the spotlight; fans will be anticipating the bear's entry, which is sure to follow.
      Colorful, humorous cartoons illustrate the text.

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