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THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON wins 2017 Newbery Medal

Posted: 2017/01/23

Congratulations to Kelly Barnhill and Algonquin Young Publishers! Barnhill's THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON has been named the 2017 Newbery Medal winner!

The Newbery Medal is the highest U.S. award in children's literature, awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) for the most distinguished contribution to American children's literature.

In this New York Times bestselling epic fantasy, a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon must unlock the dangerous magic buried deep inside. This critically acclaimed novel for middle-graders has been named a Best Book of 2016 by: Entertainment Weekly, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library, Amazon, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist.

 

 

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Thomas Allen Remembers Tom Harpur

Posted: 2017/01/10

Thomas Allen and Son fondly remembers Tom Harpur, who passed away on January 2nd, 2017. Harpur was a Rhodes Scholar and a theologian, a long-time columnist for the Toronto Star and the author of many books. His groundbreaking work, The Pagan Christ, was a national best-seller and introduced many people to a revolutionary new way of thinking about Christianity. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.

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James Beard Foundation 2017 Book Awards Finalist

Posted: 2017/03/16

The James Beard Foundation announced its 2017 Book Awards Finalists yesterday afternoon, and 3 Workman Publishing titles are nominated! Winners will be announced on April 25 in New York.

TASTE OF PERSIA
by Nami Duguid
ISBN: 9781579655488
$50.00 Hardcover
400 pages, 7.5 x 9.75
Artisan
•    Nominated in the International category

BREAKING BREADS
by Uri Scheft
ISBN: 9781579656829
$50.00 Hardcover
352 pages, 8 x 10.5
Artisan
•   Nominated in the Baking and Dessert category

THE VEGETABLE BUTCHER
by Cara Mangini
ISBN: 9780761180524
$45.00 Hardcover
352 pages, 8 x 10
Workman
•    Nominated in the Vegetable-Cooking category

See the full list of nominations here.

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SPRING STOCK-UP PROMOTION!

Posted: 2017/03/23

GET 50% OFF when you order from our selection of featured titles, which are all in-stock and available to ship now!

Best of all, this promotion is open to any of our Thomas Allen & Son customers who are currently in good standing.

Click through the categories below to see our list of featured titles eligible for this exclusive promotion:

Standard shipping restrictions apply. Free shipping with a minimum order of $200.00 net. Promotion available to any customer in good standing. Offer ends April 21, 2017.

USE PROMO CODE: STOCK2017


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Summer Grilling Promotion!

Posted: 2017/04/11

Ready to thaw out from winter and fire up those grills? Thinking about your Father’s Day tables and programs? Then take advantage of our Summer Grilling Promotion!

This spring, we’re offering our trade independent bookstores, gift, specialty, and library accounts* an exclusive discount. When you order a minimum of 2 copies of Steven Raichlen’s new edition of BARBECUE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES + 6 assorted titles from our selection of top-selling barbecue titles—including Canada Grills!, How to Grill, and Project Smoke—you’ll receive an additional 5% discount off these titles.

USE PROMO CODE: BBQ2017
Offer ends June 16, 2017.

Click HERE to view the full list of grilling titles eligible for this promotion. You can directly place your order through this form, or fill out this order form and:

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*Wholesale accounts not eligible for this promotion. Offer only applies for customers in good standing.

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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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Timber Press Wins 3 AHS Awards!

Posted: 2017/03/27   Source: Timber Press

Timber Press has won THREE of the five 2017 American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Awards! ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ GARDENS (9781604695892), GARDEN REVOLUTION (9781604696165), and ROCK GARDENING (9781604695878) were all chosen for their outstanding contribution to the world of gardening literature. The AHS Book Awards are the highest honour in gardening publishing, and only given to a handful of books each year to recognize excellence in book making by both the authors and the publishers.

The 2017 AHS Book Awards will be presented on June 8 during the Great American Gardeners Awards Ceremony and Banquet at River Farm.

Garden Revolution
by Larry Weaner & Christopher Thomas
ISBN: 9781604696165
$59.95 Hardcover
328 pages, 8.5 x 10, CTN 10
Timber Press

Rock Gardening
by Joseph Tychonievich
ISBN: 9781604695878
$52.95 Hardcover
296 pages, 7 x 9, CTN 18
Timber Press

All the Presidents’ Gardens
by Marta McDowell
ISBN: 9781604695892
$44.95 Hardcover
336 pages, 6.5 x 9, CTN 12
Timber Press

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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. 

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

  • 2017 IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel
  • 2017 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International
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IACP 2017 Cookbook Award Winners!

Posted: 2017/03/06

Congratulations to 2017 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) winners TASTE OF PERIA by Naomi Duguid (Artisan, Culinary Travel) and THE VEGETABLE BUTCHER by Cara Mangini (Workman, Single Subject & People’s Choice Award). Both Naomi and Cara accepted their awards at the IACP gala in Louisville last night.

TASTE OF PERSIA
by Nami Duguid
ISBN: 9781579655488
$50.00 Hardcover
400 pages, 7.5 x 9.75
Artisan
•    Winner in the Culinary Travel category

THE VEGETABLE BUTCHER
by Cara Mangini
ISBN: 9780761180524
$45.00 Hardcover
352 pages, 8 x 10
Workman
•    Winner in the Single Subject category
•    Winner of the People’s Choice Award, voted on by all the IACP members

The full list of winners can be viewed here.

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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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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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The Silver Suitcase, WINNER of the 2017 Word Award for Best Historical Novel

Posted: 2017/06/27

It was announced yesterday that The Silver Suitcase by Canadian author Terrie Todd has won the 2017 Word Award for Best Historical Novel. The announcement comes almost two months before the release of Todd’s newest historical novel, Bleak Landing, set to be released August 15, 2017. Todd is also author of Maggie’s War.

The Word Awards are awards by The Word Guild, and were established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice, and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian. The Word Guild is an association of Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and other Christian individuals who are invested in or employed in media.

We are delighted by this recognition and offer Terrie our warmest congratulations. The Silver Suitcase can be found in both paperback and audio formats. Click here for the full list of winners.

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