In honour of Random Acts of Publicity Week I’m featuring an eclectic collection of new books on my blog today. Here they are:
DRAGON SEER’S GIFT, by Janet McNaughton
For details and Launch date, click on http://tinyurl.com/3nt7p7d
THE ALWAYS TEAM, by Val Lawton
The second book of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ children’s series
RUNNING TO EXTREMES, by Steve Pitt
JUST DESSERTS, by Eric Walters
Last two books are “sort of a team effort – same subject (extreme running and Ray Zahab) treated by two different authors in two different ways.” They are cross-promoting each other’s book. How’s that for writerly fellowship?
THAT BOY RED, THE FLUTE, by Rachna Gilmore
Details and reviews of both books at www.rachnagilmore.ca
REACHING, by Judy Ann Sadler. A new picture book, illustrated by Susan Mitchell
FINGER RHYMES FOR MANNERS, by Lily Erlic. It’s National Manners Month in the US.
EXPLORERS WHO MADE IT…OR DIED TRYING, by Frieda Wishinsky. She even gives them grades for their efforts. Cortes got an “F” in “Getting along with others.”
LEAVING DUBLIN, by Brian Brennan http://www.bookclubbuddy.com/2011/09/brian-brennan-on-leaving-dublin/
EUGENICS AND THE FIREWALL: CANADA’S NASTY LITTLE SECRET, by Jane Harris-Zsovan
THE HEART OF THE CITY AND OTHER URBAN POEMS, by Dina Ripsman
CRYSTAL BEACH–THE GOOD OLD DAYS, by Erno Rossi
DUPED! TRUE STORIES OF THE WORLD’S BEST SWINDLERS, by Andreas Schroeder.
Describes eight of the most outrageous scams in history.
PICTURING ALYSSA, by Alison Lohans. The 1931 Iowa setting is loosely based on Alison’s mother’s childhood in Iowa, and features the Quaker “plain language” as it once used to be spoken.
THE YO-YO PROPHET, by Karen Krossing.
Details and summary at www.karenkrossing.com
WITCHLANDERS, by Lena Coakley.
Earned a starred review from Kirkus!
VIGNETTES FROM VINEYARDS OF MEMORY, edited by Uma Parameswaran.
A collection of memories by ten Manitoba seniors born in Manitoba, Ontario, U.S.,Belgium, Trinidad and India.
THEN TO NOW: A Short History of the World, by Christopher Moore.
Details at http://www.christophermoore.ca/fromthentonow.html