Teacher and Librarian Update • January 2009

Take a look at some of latest and greatest books from our Spring 2009 season, available soon from Kids Can Press. Click on the links for more information.

“Kids who revel in turning their humdrum world into landscapes rife with danger will enjoy seeing that transformation brought whimsically to life here.”
                  — Booklist review of
Sir Reginald’s Logbook
“… offers succinct introductions to the explorers and well-balanced discussions of prehistoric people …”
                  — Booklist review of Who Discovered America
“I was struck by the power of Isabelle Arsenault’s haunting and expressive visual interpretations.”
                  — New York Times review of
My Letter to the World and Other Poems
“Readers who want to sit back and glory in all things moggy will enjoy this book and the tidbits it offers.”
                 — School Library Journal review of Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Poetry like you’ve never seen it before in Visions in Poetry

An award-winning and innovative collection of books that reinterpret classic poems through the eyes of contemporary illustrators.

Click here for more information about the Visions in Poetry series


Check out these new FREE downloads for the Spring 2009 season:

Stanley’s Beauty Contest
Scaredy Squirrel at Night
The Imaginary Garden

Are You Afraid Yet?
Follow That Map!
You Are Weird

Scaredy Squirrel at Night

Want more free downloads? The Kids Can Press website (www.kidscanpress.com) has teaching materials, printable sticker pages, storytime suggestions, posters and many more free EXTRAS. When searching for a book, look under the EXTRAS section (far left of the page) to see what downloads are available for that particular title.



Kids Can Press Sweeps Governor General’s Literary Awards
Kids Can Press is proud to announce it has won the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature in English in both the text and illustration categories. The GGs are the oldest and considered one of the most prestigious children’s book awards in Canada.

John Ibbitson’s The Landing was awarded the prize for English Language Text, while Stéphane Jorisch’s illustrations for The Owl and the Pussycat won in the English Language Illustration category. Kids Can Press illustrator Isabelle Arsenault was also nominated in the children’s illustration category for My Letter to the World and Other Poems. Arsenault and Jorisch’s books are from the critically acclaimed Visions in Poetry series. Five of the seven books in the series have been nominated for Governor General’s Literary Awards.


New Authors & Illustrators Area on kidscanpress.com
After unveiling our new website this fall, Kids Can Press has launched a new Authors & Illustrators area that features bios, photos and awards. Perfect for classroom assignments, media requests or for any curious book lover, this area brings even more in-depth content to our exciting new website.

To visit the new Authors & Illustrators area click here.


Advance Reading Copies for Spring 2009 books
Advance reading copies of three new Spring 2009 books will be available at ALA-MW. Be sure to pick up copies of the first in a new graphic novel series, A Sam & Friends Mystery: Dracula Madness, as well as two new KCP Fiction titles, Seeing Red and Pieces of Me.



George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life

by Elizabeth MacLeod

Get ready for Black History Month with this biography of one of the most important figures in African American history. George Washington Carver was a scientist, an inventor and a professor who became a symbol for interracial harmony.

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