1) Want to win a copy of Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuk’s Presents Road Warriors and Rarities? Author, producer, and owner of the first Yuk Yuk’s, Mark Breslin has put together a box-set featuring acts from some of Canada’s best stand-up comedians. Click here to enter Metro’s nation-wide contest.
3) In award news, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll has been shortlisted for the 2012 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. The winner of this prize will win $40,000. The winner with be announced in February. Click here to see the other nominees.
4) Are you looking for a great book for your son or daughter or niece of nephew? This week the
Toronto Public Library released their list of the First and Top Kid’s Books for Under Five of 2011. On the list are some great new children’s titles including Along a Long Road by Frank Viva and Cookiebot!: A Harry and Horsie Adventure by Katie Van Camp. Click here to find out more.
5) Looking for the best books of the year? Look no further. This past Saturday The Toronto Star featured a full section featuring their book reviewers top 10 favourite books of 2011. On the list is a great selection a 2011 titles including This Beautiful Life, The Whore of Akron, Odd Bits, and The Free World. Click here to read the full list.
Looking for some great gift ideas? We have just the books for everyone on your holiday gift list. Click here for a list of great books for kids and teens!
Happy holidays everyone!