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    Posted: 2022/04/11   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    There are Moms Way Worse Than You has become a viral hit, trending all across the Twitter-verse and garnering praise (and a few raised eyebrows!) from mom's everywhere. Join the legions of readers who are grabbing this book as a pick-me-up for every mom they know, or those ungrateful adult children who are offering this backhanded compliment to their own mothers. Remember, when you are feeling down on yourself for your parenting fails, Glenn Boozan's hilarious book will provide irrefutable proof that you are indeed a fantastic parent!

    “Glenn Boozan is a wickedly funny writer and this hilarious book is a gift to mediocre moms everywhere.” –Conan O'Brien

    “This book is clever and funny and silly, 
    but also truly needed.
    Buy this book for the moms in your life, 
    so they know that they’ve succeeded.” –
    Sarah Silverman

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  • OFF THE EDGE author Kelly Weill to be interviewed by CBC Radio's Piya Chattopadhyay!

    Posted: 2022/03/01   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Tune in to CBC Radio One on March 6th as Kelly Weill, author of Off the Edge, appears on The Sunday Magazine with host Piy Chattopadhyay. They will be talking about the growth of the flat earth conspiracy, and what Weill discovered by immersing herself in that movement. In their discussion they will talk about why people come to believe in conspiracy theories, and what that means for all of us as we move into a world where people are struggling to decide upon the truth. Trucker convoys may enter the conversation! 

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  • REMINDERS OF HIM by Colleen Hoover is a Globe & Mail, and Toronto Star # 1 Bestseller!

    Posted: 2022/02/07   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover is a Canadian bestseller! Reminders of Him is in its second week in the number one spot for Adult Fiction in both the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star bestseller lists! Make sure you have this title in stock for all your customers, and please check out the other books from Colleen Hoover we carry, Regretting You, and Layla.

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  • Lerner Publishing Receives Caldecott Honor, Five other ALA Youth Media Awards!

    Posted: 2022/01/25   Source: American Library Association

    Lerner Publishing Group Receives Caldecott Honor, Five Other American Library Association Youth Media Awards

     UNSPEAKABLE by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Floyd Cooper, was named a Caldecott Honor Book, a Sibert Honor Book, and is the Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Author and Illustrator.

    WHERE I BELONG by Marcia Argueta Mickelson was named a Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Honor Book and CLASSIFIED by Traci Sorell, Illustrated by Natasha Donovan, received an American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor.

    This is just the most recent praise for UNSPEAKABLE, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, was a Kirkus Prize Finalist, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and was described as “A must-have" in a Booklist starred review.

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  • CBC Radio features Leanne Brown author of GOOD ENOUGH

    Posted: 2022/01/18   Source: CBC Radio

    Leann Brown, author of Good Enough is appearing on CBC programs across the country today. Tune in to one of 17 CBC radio programs on January 18th between 2:30 - 6:30 pm EST. From SHIFT with Vanessa Valk in New Brunswick, HERE AND NOW with Gill Deacon in Ontario, to ALL POINTS WEST with Robyn Burns on Vancouver Island, Leanne will bring the comforting message of Good Enough!

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  • WOODLAND DANCE is a Toronto Star Bestseller!

    Posted: 2021/11/12   Source: The Toronto Star

    Woodland Dance by Sandra Boynton is a Canadian bestseller! Woodland Dance appeared on the Toronto Star bestseller list at number 8 in the Children’s and Young Adult category! Make sure you have this title in stock for all your customers!

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  • IACP Book of the Year Winner: MOSQUITO SUPPER CLUB

    Posted: 2021/10/25   Source: IACP

    On Saturday, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) awarded Melissa Martin’s MOSQUITO SUPPER CLUB both Best Book in American Cooking and BOOK OF THE YEAR!!

    Congratulations to Chef Martin, her editor Judy Pray and to everyone at Artisan who contributed to publishing this remarkable book!

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  • Presenting GASTRO OBSCURA

    Posted: 2021/10/12   Source: Workman Publishing

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  • Thomas Allen & Son to Distribute for Fitzhenry & Whiteside

    Posted: 2021/09/17   Source: Thomas Allen & Son

    News Release

     We are delighted to announce that effective October 1, 2021 Thomas Allen & Son will assume the sales and distribution for Fitzhenry & Whiteside.  This move marks an important alliance between two independent Canadian publishers.  Fitzhenry & Whiteside will be able to concentrate on its publishing program of award-winning Canadian books and rights and Thomas Allen & Son, Canada’s oldest independent distributor, will effectively combine and ship orders, making ordering and customer service more efficient, thus saving customers time and effort.

     As of October 1st, all orders for Fitzhenry & Whiteside titles and associated imprints should be directed to Thomas Allen & Son.  Fitzhenry & Whiteside will continue to accept returns of books purchased directly from them until December 31, 2021.  Please continue to remit your payments for all Fitzhenry invoices to Fitzhenry. Payments and credit notes issued by Thomas Allen must be paid to Thomas Allen.

     Thomas Allen and Fitzhenry & Whiteside have been working side by side since Thomas Allen moved its operations to the Fitzhenry & Whiteside warehouse in 2016.  We are all excited to see what the future holds in Canadian publishing with this increased alliance. 


     Sharon Fitzhenry

    President & CEO

    Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd


     Thomas James Allen

    President & CEO

    Thomas Allen & Son Ltd

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  • Presenting Merriam-Webster's new line for Kids: Word of the Day!

    Posted: 2021/08/16   Source: Merriam-Webster

    Inspired by Merriam-Webster's popular Word of the Day digital feature, this book builds knowledge one day at a time with 366 masterful words, ages 8-12. Become a word virtuoso in just one year with 366 crackerjack words aimed to impress. This charmingly illustrated book features boffo words selected by the masterminds at Merriam-Webster.

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    Posted: 2021/07/05   Source: Workman Publishing

    An introduction to EMDR, a proven trauma therapy with the power to heal, cowritten by a world-renowned therapist and a patient who experienced transformative relief through EMDR therapy. 

    Cowritten by a patient who experienced transformative relief from trauma through EMDR therapy, and a world-renowned psychologist who explains exactly how and why EMDR works, Every Memory Deserves Respect provides clear information while offering inspiration and hope.

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  • Presenting YOKE by Jessamyn Stanley

    Posted: 2021/06/25   Source: Jessamyn Stanley

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