I don’t just have one excellent thing to talk about today…
I have three!
First of all, I attended the Vancouver launch of Are You Seeing Me?
(9781459810792) published by Orca Book Publishers. It’s a
fantastic YA novel about the love of two siblings and I’m happy to
say that the author, Darren Groth, is just as charming in person as
he is as a writer!
Next up, the shortlist for the 2015 TD Canadian Children’s
Literature Award was announced. A bunch of very deserving books
for young people were recognized, including titles from Owlkids,
Orca Book Publishers, Kids Can Press and many others.
Finally, we’ll get a little personal. I have a terrible confession
to make. I, Dani Farmer, have a real problem with games on
my phone. I can’t quit playing them! When DK presented their
winter list, they included a book on Disney’s Tsum Tsums.
Tsum Tsums (which translates to “stack stack”) are little
stuffed animals from Japan that are TOO CUTE!
I have also been playing the accompanying mobile game
since the sales meeting and I am hooked. Who needs a
social life when you have cute stuffed Dumbos and iPhone