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2017 Taste Canada Shortlist Announced

Posted: 2017/07/18

Congratulations to Naomi Duguid and Allison Day, who have been named finalists for the 2017 Taste Canada Awards!

Duguid’s Taste of Persia is on the shortlist for Regional/Cultural Cookbooks (English-language), while Day’s Whole Bowls is on the shortlist for Health and Special Diets Cookbooks (English-language).

In its 20th year, the Taste Canada Awards annually honour Canada’s world-class culinary writers in both English and French.

The Gold and Silver Award winners will be announced at the annual Taste Canada Awards Gala on Monday, October 30, 2017, in Toronto.

Please visit tastecanada.org to view the entire 2017 shortlist.

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The Silver Suitcase, WINNER of the 2017 Word Award for Best Historical Novel

Posted: 2017/06/27

It was announced yesterday that The Silver Suitcase by Canadian author Terrie Todd has won the 2017 Word Award for Best Historical Novel. The announcement comes almost two months before the release of Todd’s newest historical novel, Bleak Landing, set to be released August 15, 2017. Todd is also author of Maggie’s War.

The Word Awards are awards by The Word Guild, and were established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice, and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian. The Word Guild is an association of Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and other Christian individuals who are invested in or employed in media.

We are delighted by this recognition and offer Terrie our warmest congratulations. The Silver Suitcase can be found in both paperback and audio formats. Click here for the full list of winners.

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Keep Your Kids Inspired All Summer Long!

Posted: 2017/06/23

Now that summer is officially here, we know moms and dads are probably wondering how to keep their kids active, interested, and engaged in learning in fun and exciting ways. Even better are activities that keep the kids occupied without constant parental supervision—that way the adults can enjoy their summer, too!

Here at Thomas Allen we have plenty of titles and activity books that your kids will actually want to use.

Our Summer Brain Quest series is great for kids of all ages and learning styles. In a flexible paperback format and complete with a variety of activities for both indoor and outdoor fun, this series is perfect to keep those summer brains active! The series covers 6 different grade ranges and, best of all, is created around an interactive quest adventure that feels like a game.

We know how much kids love fidget spinners, and what better way to keep them occupied on long drives to the cottage or indoors on a rainy day than with Fun with Fidget Spinners? This book is jam-packed with 50 tricks and games to master the fidget spinner, from beginner to advanced levels. We won’t blame the parents if they just happen to pick up a fidget spinner and this title while the kids are asleep, either!

From arts and crafts to sports, science and mathematics to general reading, kids with a variety of interests have a book to occupy them. Take these titles with you wherever you go, whether that’s at home in the kitchen, in the car on a weekend getaway, or on the deck at the cottage! Your kids will be inspired to get creative and continue learning all throughout the summer.

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Raised by Animals on CBC's Quirks & Quarks

Posted: 2017/06/22

Everyone’s talking about Raised by Animals!

Author Dr. Jennifer Verdolin was a guest on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks earlier this week to discuss her book, in which she explores the natural world of animal parenting and finds no shortage of lessons for human moms and dads!

You can listen to her interview with Bob McDonald online, or read a transcript of the interview on the CBC Quirks & Quarks page, here.

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Andrew McCarthy on eTalk!

Posted: 2017/06/22

Earlier this month, actor-turned-author Andrew McCarthy stopped by the CTV eTalk studio to discuss his New York Times bestseller, Just Fly Away—a debut young adult novel about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding one’s way in the world. Watch the entire segment here.

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