Window Wednesday

#WindowWednesday: We are incredibly fortunate to have stores create window features of our books. We want to highlight their amazing work here on our blog for you to see (and perhaps you’ll discover a new local bookstore).

Blue Heron Books
62 Brock St W, Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1P3
Photography: Shelley Macbeth

Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day
Friday, March 6 is Employee Appreciation Day and we asked our colleagues to put a little spin to it. In honor of the themes in Teddy Bear of the Year, we kindly requested our friends share their childhood plush stuffed toy so that we could acknowledge and appreciate them in public.

Evan-Munday-Shardim

Shardim from Evan Munday, Publicity Manager

Francesca-Conte-Brussers

Brussers from Francesca Conte, Operations Coordinator

John-Martz

[no name] from John Martz, Art Director

Lavanya-Narasimhan-Fitzwilliam

Fitzwilliam from Lavanya Narasimhan, Special Markets & Business Development Manager

Sam-Devotta

Ernie from Samantha Devotta, Associate Publicist

Sam-Swenson

Cookie Monster from Samantha Swenson, Senior Editor

The Teddy Bears’ Association is dedicated to excellence in teddy care. Here are some ideas to host your own Teddy Bear Services Awards to celebrate your favorite plush stuffed toy.

SNACK IDEAS: The most important part of an event is food! Here are some bear-y delicious treats to consider serving…

  • Gummy bears
  • Bear Paws
  • Bear-shaped cookies
  • Anything with honey!

TEDDY BEAR SERVICE AWARDS: Now for the main event…

  • Read Teddy Bear of the Year by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Sydney Hanson.
  • Have each child fill out a Teddy Bear of the Year certificate (download here).
  • Ask each child to share their name, the name of their teddy, and why their teddy has earned a certificate.
  • Provide a star-shaped sticker for each child, which can be added to the certificate or affixed to the teddy.

Teddy

2020 ALA Midwinter Conference

Are you ready for the first big event of the year? We’ll be at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia to showcase our Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 titles at booth 1460! Come by to say hello to our Publishing Director, Fiction, Lynne Missen; our Marketing and Publicity Director, Vikki VanSickle; and our Marketing and Publicity Manager, Sylvia Chan. We will be happy to show you the latest books and chat about our upcoming campaigns, including the relaunch of the Disgusting Critters series!

We will also be hosting a number of signings at booth 1460. This is based on first come, first serve. One copy per person while quantities last and you must be in line for the signing to receive a complimentary copy.Looking for literary assets for your schools and libraries? We’ve got you covered: ask about our posters, bookmarks, buttons, art cards, stickers, magnets! We also have exclusive Disgusting Critters tote bags and we’ll have a selection of ARCs including Clan (Sigmund Brouwer); Followers (Raziel Reid); Lucy Crisp and the Vanishing House (Janet Hill); and Me and Banksy (Tanya Lloyd Kyi). 

Follow us online as we post live from the show floors!