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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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TASTE OF PERSIA Wins 2017 James Beard Foundation Award!

Posted: 2017/04/26   Source: Artisan Books

Congratulations to Naomi Duguid and Artisan Books! It was announced last night in New York that Taste of Persia won the 2017 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International. This is in addition to the IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel that the book won earlier in March. 

by Naomi Duguid
ISBN: 9781579655488
$50.00 Hardcover
400 pages, 7.5 x 9.75, CTN 10
Stock available

  • 2017 IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel
  • 2017 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International
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Summer Brain Quest is Here!

Posted: 2017/04/20   Source: Workman Publishing


 Combat the "Summer Slide" and keep your kids learning with Summer Brain Quest workbooks!  Each book features 160 pages jam-packed with exercises on math, science, social studies, and English language arts, and includes a map, more than 150 achievement stickers, outdoor activities, reading lists, and more.

From the creators of North America’s #1 educational bestseller Brain Quest comes Summer Brain Questa workbook, a game, and an outdoor adventure that’s interactive and personalized to keep kids excited about learning all summer long!  Each workbook in the series is designed to be completed between grades, touching on the core subjects appropriate to the reader’s age and education level.


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