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    The Canadian Labour Movement A Short History Fourth Edition Craig Heron Canada, Charles Smith Canada
    9781459415232 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations Publication Date:June 01, 2020
    $27.95 CAD 153 x 229 x 13 mm | 340 gr | 286 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Lorimer
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      In The Canadian Labour Movement, historian Craig Heron and political scientist Charles Smith tell the story of Canada's workers from the midnineteenth century through to today, painting a vivid picture of key developments, such as the birth of craft unionism, the breakthroughs of the fifties and sixties, and the setbacks of the early twenty-first century.

      The fourth edition of this book has been completely updated with a substantial new chapter that covers the period from the great recession of 2008 through to 2020. In this chapter, Smith describes the fallout of the financial crisis, how Stephen Harper's government restricted labour rights, the rise of the "gig economy" and precarious work, and the continued de-industrialization in the private sector. These pressures contributed to fracturing the movement, as when Unifor, the largest private sector union, split from the Canadian Labour Congress, the established "house of labour." Through it all, rank-and-file union members have fought for better conditions for all workers, including through campaigns like the fight for a $15 minimum wage.

      The Canadian Labour Movement is the definitive book for anyone interested in understanding the origins, achievements, and challenges of the labour and social justice movements in Canada.

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      CRAIG HERON is a professor emeritus of History at York University in Toronto and the author of several works in Canadian social history, including Working in Steel: The Early Years in Canada, 1883—1935; The Workers' Revolt in Canada, and The Workers' Festival: A History of Labour Day in Canada.

      CHARLES SMITH is an associate professor and department head of Political Studies at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. He is co-author of Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and co-editor of the journal Labour/Le Travail.

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    How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties 40 Strategies to Fail at Adulting Randy J. Paterson PhD Canada
    9781684034710 Paperback SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date:March 01, 2020
    $24.95 CAD 5 x 7 x 0.7 in | 280 gr | 280 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y New Harbinger Publications
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      Following in the footsteps of his snarky self-help hit,How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy J. Paterson uses his trademark wit and irony to help you tackle the most common roadblocks that stand in the way of successful “adulting.”

      Are you living in your parent’s basement? Can you measure your life by the hours you spend video streaming or gaming? Do you have absolutely no idea who you really are or what matters to you? Are you emotionally stunted and incapable of mature relationships? Great! Keep it up. If you just can’t get enough of being miserable, you’re on the right path.

      InHow to Be Miserable in Your Twenties, you won’t find platitudes or promises of love, happiness, and a fabulous life. What you will find are 40 strategies to help you cultivate a life of abject misery. On the other hand, if you want to take control of your destiny, find meaning and a sense of purpose, or just be a damn grownup, feel free to do the opposite of what this book says. You may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere!

      So, keep getting caught in the same self-defeating traps that have led you to an unfulfilling existence—or not! Either way, this book will help you take a good long look at yourself and your life, and come up with a solid action plan for your worst (or best) future.
      Bio
      Randy J. Paterson, PhD, is a psychologist and director of Changeways Clinic—a private psychotherapy service—in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is author ofThe Assertiveness Workbook, How to Be Miserable, andYour Depression Map; and coauthor of the free onlineAntidepressant Skills Workbook. He presents lectures and workshops internationally on topics, including mental health policy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the nature and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, and the failure-to-launch phenomenon. For more information, visit www.randypaterson.com.
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        - Canadian author, Randy Paterson lives in Vancouver
        - the follow-up to How to Be Miserable which sold over 2k copies in Canada
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      Awards
      ABCT Self-Help Book Recommendation 2021
      Reviews
      “When you find yourself underlining so many passages that the whole book is basically one long underline...it’s time to recommend that book. Highly. And be grateful it exists.”
      Lenore Skenazy, president of Let Grow, and founder of Free-Range Kids

      “Pathological social withdrawal (called ‘hikikomori’ in Japan) is now increasingly considered a global mental health and socioeconomic concern. Withdrawal behaviors tend to be regarded as negative and maladaptive. Is this perception always correct? Randy Paterson’s book challenges such preconceptions and prejudices regarding hikikomori-related behaviors while also suggesting multidirectional solutions to this phenomenon.”
      Takahiro A. Kato, MD, PhD, associate professor in the department of neuropsychiatry, and chair of the hikikomori research clinic at Kyushu University Hospital in Fukuoka, Japan

      “Randy Paterson has done it again! In his latest book,How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties, Paterson provides insight into how young adults can avoid common traps that can contribute to unhappiness. It includes a range of well-tested, commonsense strategies that are especially relevant for those transitioning into adulthood and independence. This engaging and humorous book is a must-read for young adults (even those who are not in their twenties) who want to prevent the thoughts, behaviors, and habits that can lead to feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious. I highly recommendit!”
      Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, professor in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, Canada; and coauthor ofTheShyness and Social Anxiety Workbookand The Anti-Anxiety Workbook

      “Innovative and inspiring.... The provocative mood makes the reading easy; the structure in lessons makes the book an on-demand pool of instructions the reader can refer to whenever needed. Randy Paterson has made great work to collect life situations and convert them into such practical actions.”
      Ivan Ferrero, PsyD, cyberpsychologist, speaker, trainer, educator, edge innovator, and futurologist

      How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties reads with a tender irreverence. Paterson’s voice is heart-catching, imaginative, and wise as he invites emerging adults to abandon many of their self-defeating delusions which they have caught from their culture like a virus. Paterson gifts the reader with fresh agility to better dance with the paradoxical vicissitudes of life. You will find his creative re-rendering of the path to misery accessible, charming, and a helpful tool for reorienting you to a wise life.”
      Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapist and trainer in Wichita, KS; and author ofDon’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life
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    Series: Havenfall
    Havenfall Sara Holland
    9781547603794 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Interest age, years from 14 - 18 On Sale Date:March 03, 2020 Print Run:100000
    $24.99 CAD 6.36 x 9.56 x 1.2 in | 520 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury YA
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      "Vibrant." – Emily A. Duncan,New York Timesbestselling author ofWicked Saints

      "An enchanting and thrilling contemporary fantasy." – Brigid Kemmerer,New York Timesbestselling author ofA Curse So Dark and Lonely

      A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it--at any cost.New York Timesbestselling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.

      Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds--each with their own magic--together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return.

      For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic first-hand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie's brother. It's where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it's where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle.

      But this summer, the impossible happens--a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She'll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she's letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie--no one can be trusted, and no one is safe . . .

      Sara Holland takes the lush fantasy that captured readers inEverlessandEvermoreand weaves it into the real world to create a wholly captivating new series where power and peril lurk behind every door.

      Bio

      Sara Holland is the author of theNew York Times bestsellers Everless andEvermore. She grew up in small-town Minnesota, but also in the countless fictional worlds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist's office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city's bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream.

      www.sarahollandwrites.com
      @Sara__Holland

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        - 100k print run
        - NYT bestselling author of Everless which sold nearly 4k copies in HC in Canada
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Kirkus review
        - Booklist review


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      “Twisting plot threads intersecting with tantalizing glimpses of fully realized other realms,Havenfallcreates a vibrant world where magic is closer and more dangerous than we know. Maddie is a delightfully messy and real teenager and I adored following her as she tried to untangle the mysteries around her.” —Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of WICKED SAINTS and RUTHLESS GODS

      “Sara Holland weaves an enchanting and thrilling contemporary fantasy full of dark family secrets, heart-wrenching betrayal, and enticing magic. Readers will feel utterly transported.” —Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY

      “Rife with secrets, danger, and magic,Havenfall is a delightful read that blends a fantastical new world with ours in the most seamless and enthralling of ways.” —Hafsah Faizal, New York Times bestselling author of WE HUNT THE FLAME

      Havenfallis contemporary fantasy at its finest, a smart, poignant rumination on home and family with a supernatural twist. Holland's seamless blending of reality and fantasy will leave you checking your closet doors for secret passages to other worlds, hoping to find a magical adventure of your own.” —Christine Lynn Herman, author of THE DEVOURING GRAY

      “Holland is no stranger to intricate worlds, as readers who lovedEverless and its sequel will remember, and this new series starter is equally compelling.” —Booklist

      “The twists are plentiful. . . . Fun premise and setting with a popcorn intrigue plot.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “A suspenseful, engaging tale of a young woman trying to unravel her past to save her future.” —School Library Journal

      “Gripping. . . . Holland populates her idyllic summit with a panoply of magical characters and powers.” —Publishers Weekly

      “Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller. An intoxicating blend of blood, secrets, and haunting mythology.” —Stephanie Garber, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of CARAVAL, on EVERLESS

      “Readers will lose themselves in [Holland's] stunning prose for hours on end and be hungry for more when they reach the last page.” —Laura Sebastian, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of ASH PRINCESS

      “Propelled by inventive lore and magic, Jules' story is a heady, addicting page-turner. . . Utterly absorbing; a must for fans of Sarah J. Maas.” —Kirkus Reviews on EVERLESS

      “Holland builds this world effortlessly. . . An action-packed, must-have fantasy for all YA shelves.” —School Library Journal on EVERLESS

      “Holland's lush, intricately drawn world hides an undercurrent of darkness underneath a veneer of beauty and finery, and the twists are genuinely surprising. . . Readers will eagerly await her next journey.” —Publishers Weekly on EVERLESS

      “Holland's debut is set in an intricate and immersive fantasy world. The concept of Everless is refreshing and unique.” —Booklist on EVERLESS

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    9781635574043 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:March 03, 2020 Print Run:250000
    $34.99 CAD 6.37 x 9.56 x 1.71 in | 950 gr | 816 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      A #1 New York Times bestseller!

      Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.

      Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

      Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

      As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

      With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.

      Bio

      Sarah J. Maas is the #1New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the young adult series Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses, as well as her first adult series, Crescent City. Her books are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives near Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog.

      www.sarahjmaas.com
      facebook.com/theworldofsarahjmaas
      instagram.com/therealsjmaas

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        - starred review from Booklist
        - 250k print run
        - Sarah J. Maas's first novel for adults
        - over 50k copies of Sarah J. Maas's YA books sold in HC in Canada
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - EW.com cover and excerpt reveal
        - Raincoast Superlead

        Raincoast Superlead
        : first in the Crescent City series by #1 NYT bestselling author; nearly 7k copies of her last hardcover sold in Canada; 250k print run
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      “The mystery element presents a stunning twist, and the emotional depth of Bryce's relationships with both Hunt and Danika is incredibly moving. Fans will eagerly await the next installment.” —Booklist, starred review

      “A dizzying, suspenseful whirl that surprises at every turn.” —Entertainment Weekly

      “A master class in world-building adventure. Don't miss it.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

      “A richly imagined tale spiced with snarky humor and smoldering romance.” —Publishers Weekly

      “House of Earth and Blood is a gamechanger! A must read. Sarah J. Maas has set the new standard with this book.” —#1 NYT bestselling author J. R. Ward

      “Tender, funny, frustrating, hot, and satisfying… Modern day paranormal mixed with good old-fashioned fantasy…of truly epic proportions.” —#1 NYT bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton

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    How to Be a Pirate Isaac Fitzgerald, Brigette Barrager
    9781681197784 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure Interest age, years from 3 - 6 On Sale Date:March 03, 2020 Print Run:50000
    $24.50 CAD 10.19 x 10.38 x 0.46 in | 430 gr | 40 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Children's Books
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      A National Bestseller!

      "A beautiful, generous, fun collaboration of story and illustration and pirate tattoos. Seriously wise pirate advice for everyone." - Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

      CeCe dreams of being a pirate. When the neighborhood boys tell her that she can't, she wonders where to begin. Luckily, she suspects her grandpa must know something about being a pirate--why else would he have all those tattoos?

      As he shares each tattoo, Grandpa and CeCe are transported from adventure to adventure, and CeCe discovers that there are all kinds of ways to be a pirate--BeBRAVE!BeQUICK!BeINDEPENDENT!AndFUN!--and most of all, whether you're a pirate or not, the most important thing you can do is toBELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

      This heartwarming and imaginative story from Isaac Fitzgerald and bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager is a vibrant, joyful expression of what it means to be all kinds of wonderful things . . . including a pirate.

      Bio

      Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. After making a bunch of cool things for the internet, he now writes books and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
      www.isaacfitzgerald.net
      @IsaacFitzgerald (Twitter)
      @isaac.fitzgerald (Instagram)

      Brigette Barrageris an award-winning artist, character designer, illustrator and writer of children’s books, best known for illustrating the bestsellingUni the Unicornby Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Brigette earned a degree in character animation from the California Institute of the Arts, where she now teaches. She lives and works in Los Angeles with her handsome husband, a grumpy little dog, and two rascally gray kitties.
      www.brigetteb.com
      @missbrigette (Instagram)

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        - Kirkus review
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Isaac Fitzgerald makes frequent appearances on The Today Show
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      Awards
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      How to Be a Pirate is fabulous! Surprising, funny, and just lovely.” —Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling and award-winning author of THE DAY YOU BEGIN and BROWN GIRL DREAMING

      “A beautiful, generous, fun collaboration of story and illustration and pirate tattoos. Seriously wise pirate advice for everyone!” —Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

      “This is a bighearted book about stories and storytellers, told with wit, flair, and abundant tenderness.” —Mac Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

      “[This book] exemplifies what children's literature should be, sweet, emotionally generous, and elegant in what it can teach a child. . . . This book is charming as #[email protected]%.” —Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

      “Isaac Fitzgerald could've easily named this, HOW TO REMEMBER HOW AWESOME YOU ARE, because that's what this book is. A reminder that every child-pirate is, in fact, a treasure.” —Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of ALL AMERICAN BOYS and LONG WAY DOWN

      “In Isaac Fitzgerald's wonderfully empowering story, Cece finds the road map to becoming a pirate in her grandfather's tattoos, while Brigette Barrager's illustrations vibrate with energy and joy. How to Be a Pirate is the perfect primer for swashbuckling, and a happy, self-reliant childhood.” —Ann Patchett, bestselling author of COMMONWEALTH and LAMBSLIDE

      “Have you ever read a story that made you remember how beautiful the world can be? . . . This is the story our children deserve. This is the story our young selves would've loved to read. Thank goodness for Isaac Fitzgerald, who writes for both the brave adults and the brilliant little ones!” —Mahogany L. Browne, author of BLACK GIRL MAGIC and WOKE BABY

      "What a lovely book!" -LeVar Burton

      “Filled with bright colors, soaring spirits, and a timely feminist message.” —Publishers Weekly

      “Happily, Fitzgerald's tale is accompanied by the rollicking vibrancy of Barrager's art.… its feminist themes are strong.” —Kirkus Reviews

      "A charismatic story that will delight . . . this is a book readers will want to share with each other." -School Library Connection

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    Women Rowing North Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age Mary Pipher
    9781632869616 Paperback PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental On Sale Date:March 03, 2020 Print Run:150000
    $23.00 CAD 5.57 x 8.31 x 0.75 in | 270 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      New York Times Bestseller *USA Today Bestseller *Los Angeles Times Bestseller *Publishers Weekly Bestseller

      The instantNew York Times bestseller from the author ofReviving Ophelia--a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age--now with a new foreword by the author.

      Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.

      InWomen Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”

      Bio
      Mary Pipher is a psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effects of our culture on mental health, which has earned her the title of “cultural therapist” for her generation. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, includingReviving Ophelia,The Shelter of Each Other,Another Country and most recently,Women Rowing North. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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        - New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller, Los Angeles Times bestseller, Publishers Weekly bestseller
        - “A work chock-full of wisdom and consoling messages... a must-read for its target audience of women moving into old age.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
        - the hardcover was a Raincoast Rep Pick
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      “An enlightening look at how women can age joyfully.” —People

      “Both practical and inspiring.” —New York Times "Inside the List"

      “[Pipher's] 'quest for joy and happiness' is sincere, as is her commitment to helping other women achieve theirs. Some readers will treasure the book. All readers will admire her unadorned but wise summation that answered prayers are 'a surcease of worry.'” —Washington Post

      “Full of first-hand anecdotes, the hopeful book doesn't shield the reader from the realities of aging, but rather delivers thoughtful insight and guidance to help women get more out of their lives and to be happier. This mental makeover is a necessity when you consider our senior population, especially women, is growing faster than you can say 70 is new 60.” —Postmedia

      “Pipher offers warm, empathetic guidelines for navigating aging and for recognizing its unexpected gifts.” —BookPage

      “A wisdom-filled guide . . . Pipher's mindful tips act as a map to joy and remind us that we can flourish throughall of our years” —Woman's World

      “This is bound to become the bible of baby boomer women.” —Editors' Picks, Library Journal

      “Women of all ages will find much to reflect on, and respond to, in this collection of lives lived and lost.” —NPR, Best Books of the Year

      “Think ofWomen Rowing North as a GPS for navigating your later years. And while Pipher, 71, says she wrote it specifically for women crossing from middle age to old age, there is much in the book that is useful for any of us.” —Considerable

      “A work chock-full of wisdom and consoling messages . . . While a must-read for its target audience of women moving into old age, Pipher's engaging book is an ought-to-read for their daughters and sons as well, as it sets forth the universal message that 'happiness is a choice and a set of skills.'” —Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

      “Uplifting and calming . . . Pipher's skill of listening to clients and parsing meaning is evident in this volume filled with stories of women in the throes of change.” —Starred Review, Library Journal

      “An encouraging, comforting and very welcome message about the strength and joy that can come with age.” —AARP, The Season's Big Books

      “Explores the stereotypes and challenges of getting older and the survival skills women need to be happy.” —Wall Street Journal

      “This positive, affirming book will inspire and guide women facing these challenges.” —Booklist

      “Thoughtful, wise, and profoundly transformative,Women Rowing North tells the stories that make us feel accompanied and hopeful as well as providing models and muses for all the challenges and joys of this later stage of life. Pipher inspires us to take on this most important role, one that is most needed in these challenging times of division and rancor: that of wise elders joining together and welcoming all into the beloved community she has labored to create. This is truly a one-of-a-kind book, one that I've been waiting for.” —Julia Alvarez, author of HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS and ONCE UPON A QUINCEANERA: COMING OF AGE IN THE USA

      “InWomen Rowing North Mary Pipher offers an illuminating, much-needed template for moving through advancing years with gratitude and grace--not through denial or rejection of what's broken and lost but by opening our hearts fully to everything our life delivers. This is a book to treasure, to keep by the bedside to remind us that, contrary to shopworn stereotypes, joy and wonder don't have a time-stamp.” —Barbara Graham, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of EYE OF MY HEART

      “If I needed one book to guide me through the perils to the delights of aging, it is Mary Pipher'sWomen Rowing North. It sets the direction, shows the dangers, and brings the reader safely through to joy. I feel gratitude, not only for life, but for this wonderful book.” —Jane Isay, author of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE: A GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF BEING A GRANDPARENT TODAY

      “Simultaneously honest and calming,Women Rowing Northis like an extended therapy session for millions of women who are strong and resourceful, but need to be reminded of that. This book examines head-on the losses and crises we all fear, cohering into a profound and comforting guide to living deftly and deeply well into old age.” —Meg Cox, author of THE BOOK OF NEW FAMILY TRADITIONS

      “I love this book. Don't stop with a once-through reading. I myself keep it at hand to dip into for a quick shot of Mary Pipher's matter-of-fact wisdom, humor, and instinct for the essential. It never fails.” —Joanna Macy, author of COMING BACK TO LIFE: UPDATED GUIDE TO THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS

      “Eye-opening . . . heart-wrenching and uplifting.” —San Francisco Chronicle on THE SHELTER OF EACH OTHER

      “An important book . . . Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of teenage girls.” —Los Angeles Times on REVIVING OPHELIA

      “A generous book conceived and executed by a compassionate . . . mind.” —Starred review, Publisher's Weekly on SEEKING PEACE

      “Serious and thoughtful material presented with the fluidity of good fiction.” —Kirkus Reviews on REVIVING OPHELIA

      “A must-read for all of us who care about young women in our lives . . .Reviving Opheliaarms us with information we can use in helping our daughters grow to adulthood with their strength intact.” —Lincoln Star Journal on REVIVING OPHELIA

      “A canny mix of optimism and practicality.” —Newsweek on THE SHELTER OF EACH OTHER

      “An absorbing chronicle of discovery.” —Booklist on SEEKING PEACE

      “A field guide to old age, combining personal stories with social theory.” —The Boston Globe on ANOTHER COUNTRY

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    Charlie & Mouse Outdoors Book 4 (Classic Children's Book, Beginning Chapter Book, Illustrated Books for Children) Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes
    9781452170664 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Interest age, years from 6 - 9 On Sale Date:March 03, 2020
    $21.99 CAD 7.45 x 8.35 x 0.6 in | 310 gr | 48 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      Charlie & Mouse continue their adventures in this heartwarming tale perfect for newly independent readers.

      The fourth book in the Geisel Award–winning series!

      Young readers will love diving into this hilarious next installment of this award-winning beginning chapter book series. This time, the two brothers and their family are off on a new adventure: going camping! Follow along as they take a long drive, have a quick hike, defeat a big lion, hide in a small tent, and conquer the great outdoors—together. There is so much fun to be had along the way—telling stories, fighting monsters, crashing their tent—but best of all is the joy of sharing it with each other.

      • A perfect read-aloud book for families and siblings
      • Great book for early readers advancing to more complex chapter books
      • Critically acclaimed series called "top notch" by Kirkus

      Fans of Mercy Watson, Ling and Ting, Elephant and Piggie books, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa will love Charlie and Mouse.

      • Books for kids ages 5–8
      • Early reader chapter books
      • Funny books for siblings
      • Kindergarten books

      Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children. She lives and writes in a small yellow house in Atlanta, Georgia, which she shares with her husband and two sons.

      Emily Hughes is an illustrator (and sometimes writer) who lives in windy Brighton, England, while thinking fondly of her hometown in Hilo, Hawaii.
      Bio
      Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children. She lives and writes in a small yellow house in Atlanta, Georgia, which she shares with her husband and two sons.


      Emily Hughes is an illustrator (and sometimes writer) who lives in windy Brighton, England, while thinking fondly of her hometown in Hilo, Hawaii.
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      Awards
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      "[R]eminiscent of 'The Story' chapter from Arnold Lobel's classic Frog and Toad Are Friends (1970). In four chapters, Snyder creates the brothers' latest story with directness, warmth, and artistry. The fourth appealing volume in the beginning-reader series that opened with the Geisel Award-winning Charlie Mouse (2017)."—Booklist
      "Their fourth outing takes the siblings into the Great Outdoors for a family camping trip. The boys' sharp observations and imaginations contribute to the entertainment of their parents, themselves, and readers. Amusing surprises appear at every turn."-Horn Book Magazine
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    Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes The Best of the Worst Dad Jokes for the Painfully Punny Parent - 301 Jokes! Thomas Nowak, Karl Whiteley
    9781452182797 Hardcover HUMOR / Form On Sale Date:March 03, 2020
    $24.95 CAD 5.25 x 7.25 x 1 in | 450 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes features 301 wonderfully cringe-worthy dad jokes—including the classics, twists on the classics, and fresh new material.

      For the first time ever, the best of the worst dad jokes are compiled in one pun-filled place. With original illustrations throughout, this extensive collection is sure to provide hours of silliness for the whole family. After all, no matter how groan-inducing dad jokes are, they will always have a special place in the joke arsenal.

      • Contains dozens of sidebars with interesting tidbits, joke-telling pointers, and profiles of legendary dad jokers
      • Features jokes from "I'm on a seafood diet , , , I see food and I eat it" to "I used to hate facial hair . . . but now it's growing on me"
      • Great for fathers, patient mothers, tolerant children, and anyone else who loves a pun

      They make us cringe, chuckle, and roll our eyes, but we all love a wonderfully corny dad joke.

      The Essential Compendium of Dad Jokes is so bad it's good, ensuring loads of laughter for the whole family.

      • A hilarious gift for dads and dads at heart, as well as pun and dumb joke lovers
      • Perfect Father's Day gift or new dad gift
      • Add it to the collection of books like101 So Bad, They're Good Dad Jokes by Elias Hill,Jokes Every Man Should Know (Stuff You Should Know) by Don Steinberg, andDad Jokes: Terribly Good Dad Jokes by Share The Love Gifts
      Bio
      Thomas Nowak has never heard a dad joke he didn't love to hate and is a firm believer that each and every dad joke gets better the more it's told.
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      "Featuring 301 dorky dad jokes, this book will make corny dads (i.e. all dads) laugh." -Forbes
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    Everyone's Awake (Read-Aloud Bedtime Book, Goodnight Book for Kids) Colin Meloy, Shawn Harris
    9781452178059 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams Interest age, years from 5 - 8 On Sale Date:March 03, 2020
    $24.99 CAD 9.45 x 11.25 x 0.55 in | 490 gr | 48 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      A silly and sublime bedtime book from theNew York Times bestselling children's book author Colin Meloy.

      Giggle your way to sweet and silly dreams! A simple goodnight routine turns marvelously madcap in this cleverly rhymed picture book. Instead of settling down to sleep, Dad bakes bread, Mom fixes the roof, and Grandma plays cards with a ghost. And between the dog, the cat, Sister, and Brother, there's at least three different wars being waged! A modern classic perfect for read-aloud fun and bedtime alike.

      • A wildly fun read-aloud book for families
      • A laugh-out-loud book perfect for any child who struggles with getting ready for bed
      • Written by the lead singer of the Decemberists, the silly and clever rhymes makeEveryone's Awake fun for both parent and child.

      Fans ofGoodnight Already andDinosaur vs Bedtime will findEveryone's Awake to be a perfect path to a good night's sleep.

      • Children's books for kids ages 5-8
      • Family read-aloud oboks
      • Books for bedtime

      Colin Meloy is the lead singer and songwriter of The Decemberists, and the author of several children's books, including theNew York Times bestselling Wildwood series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

      Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives in California's Mojave Desert. He is the illustrator of several award-winning children's books includingHer Right Foot and What Can a Citizen Do?
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      Colin Meloy is the lead singer and songwriter of The Decemberists, and the author of several children's books, including theNew York Times bestselling Wildwood series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

      Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the illustrator of several award-winning children's books includingHer Right Foot andWhat Can a Citizen Do?
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        - author is the lead singer of The Decemberists and the bestselling author of the Wildwood series which has sold nearly 50k copies in Canada
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Kirkus review
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      "[D]azzling. . . each new picture [is] more chaotic and eye-popping than the one before. . . . In every [spread], there's at least one frog to seek and find, a rare touch of calm amid the insomniac rowdiness of this rhyming tale for children ages 5-8"-The Wall Street Journal
      "[A]n updated riff on the 1980s favorite 'The Napping House.'. . . The exuberant nighttime household chaos, well conveyed in Harris's witty, sloppy style with thick strokes of saturated blues and blazing orange, will make many a sleep-deprived parent laugh between shouts of 'Settle down!'"-The New York Times



      "[With] rollicking rhymes . . . [and] exuberant page-filling illustrations (think Tomi Ungerer) . . . Meloy and Harris depict one family's anarchical bedtime routine within their lighthouse-esque domicile."-Horn Book Magazine
      "An energetic, insomniac romp of an anti-bedtime book. [A] rollicking read-aloud. Don't sleep on this one."—Kirkus Reviews
      "[A] comic romp. . . . Manic though it may be, the family's live-and-let-live attitude toward its members' rule-breaking peculiarities makes this rip-roaring romp by Meloy defiantly wholesome."—Publisher's Weekly
      "Meloy's musical text, always bouncing forward in Seussian rhythms, builds along with the action. It's an exercise in energetic absurdity, a busier, edgier, and more grounded take on Eric Carle'sThe Nonsense Show, with Harris' primary spot-colored illustrations capturing the intensity and charm. An enticing bedtime alternative."—Booklist
      "Pictures are packed with details, including clever allusions to other picture books and chapter books for young readers. . . . [A] crowd-pleasing underwear joke [is] sure to crack up anyone. . . . Recommended for youngsters (and their grownups) who come from or enjoy observing a family with more quirks than every cast member of a Wes Anderson movie combined."Â -School Library Journal
      "[Everyone's Awake is r]ecommended for youngsters (and their grownups) who come from or enjoy observing a family with more quirks than every cast member of a Wes Anderson movie combined."-School Library Journal

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    The Sky Is the Limit A Celebration of All the Things You Can Do (Graduation Book for Kids, Preschool Graduation Gift, Toddler Book) Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar
    9781452179827 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Interest age, years from 0 - 99 On Sale Date:March 03, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 6.4 x 8.3 x 0.65 in | 260 gr | 60 pages Carton Quantity:56 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      From the bestselling creators ofHappiness Is comes a celebration of the many delightful, triumphant, silly, sweet, life-changing experiences that lie ahead.

      A world full of wonder is waiting for you . . . the sky is the limit of what you can do!

      The only thing needed to begin this marvelous adventure? YOU! From far-reaching endeavors to the quieter milestones that have a magic all of their own, this gift-y picture book celebrates life's most meaningful moments, and encourages readers to reach for a sky's worth of possibilities.

      • A joyous all-ages book perfect for families and children celebrating everyday accomplishments
      • An inspiring graduation gift
      • Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are the creators of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Happiness Is... series.

      In the spirit ofYay, You!,I Knew You Could, andOh the Places You'll Go,The Sky Is the Limit will hold a cherished place in the hearts of readers young and old.

      • Graduation books
      • Read-aloud toddler books
      • First baby gifts for parents

      Lisa Swerling andRalph Lazar are famed illustrators, the authors of theNew York Times bestsellerMe Without You, and the creators of the internationally belovedHappiness Is . . . brand. They live in Marin County, California.
      Bio
      Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are famed illustrators, the authors of theNew York Times bestsellerMe Without You, and the creators of the internationally belovedHappiness Is . . . brand. They live in Marin County, California.
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      "Both the upbeat celebration of possibility and a spread of characters in graduation gowns place this book as a conceptual companion toOh, the Places You'll Go! An uplifting book about unlimited potential."—Kirkus Reviews
      "Swerling and Lazar collaborate once again on this diminutive, glittery book that cheers readers on through small accomplishments and major milestones alike. 'A world full of wonder/ is waiting for you...// The sky is the limit/ of what you can do!'"-Publishers Weekly

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