4:30 AM04:30

On The News Launches!


On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip them to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news. 

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in a way that is accessible. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.

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9:00 AM09:00

Win A Copy of Princess Angelica!


Win a copy of "Princess Angelica: Camp Catastrophe," signed by me, Jane Heinrichs (the illustrator). I've even drawn a little doodle on the title page! And I will include an exclusive greeting card and sticker bundle as well! 

You could also win one of five copies of the book sent out by my lovely publishers, Orca Books! Whoop!

Enter your email below (so we know how to get in touch with you if you win!) 

*Giveaway ends 5 March 2018 and winners will be notified by email. 

**This give-away is only eligible for North American mailing addresses. Stay tuned for World-wide giveaways coming soon! 

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On Our Street: Our first talk about poverty BOOK BIRTHDAY!
3:30 AM03:30

On Our Street: Our first talk about poverty BOOK BIRTHDAY!

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The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world outside their homes.

A gentle introduction to the issue of poverty, On Our Street explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue. Insightful quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included throughout to add further perspective on the issue. An invaluable section on how kids can help empowers readers to take what they have learned and use it to make a difference.

Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created this series to guide parents/caregivers through conversations about difficult issues in a reassuring and hopeful manner and help children understand their expanding awareness of the world around them.

Pre-Order your copy today! 

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Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe: Book Birthday!
3:30 AM03:30

Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe: Book Birthday!


Angelica isn't a liar. She just loves making up stories. When she goes to sleepaway camp and is mistaken for a princess, she could easily clear up the misunderstanding...but pretending to be royalty is way more fun! When her best friend from home surprises her at camp, Angelica is forced to fess up. Luckily, she also has a talent for repairing things, and when disaster strikes on the girls' kayaking trip, Jelly has to repair more than just her newfound friendships.

Launching 23 January 2018! 

Pre-0rder your copy today! 

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Launching Mattie's Magical Animal Dreamworld
11:30 AM11:30

Launching Mattie's Magical Animal Dreamworld

We are so excited to announce that Mattie's Magical Animal Dreamworld series of books (which Jane illustrated) are officially out in the world! 

The two books, "Up, up and Away," and "The Castle of Cupcakes" tell stories about a little girl named Mattie who has fantastic adventures with african animals in her dreams.  They are fun, whimsical and beautiful.  Perfect for the little children in your life. 

We would love to see you at the official launch on at 11:30 am on 30 May, 2015 at Exclusive Books Canal Walk. Come for a reading and signing, and stay for the cupcakes!  (See invitation and sample illustrations below.)

They were written by Lynn Bedford Hall and illustrated by Jane Heinrichs, and published by Penguin Random House South Africa.

If you can't make the launch, you can buy the books online from Exclusive books here: 

Castle of Cupcakes and Up up and away. They are also available in Afrikaans here: Op, Op Na die Wolke and Die Koekiekasteel. (Just click on the titles to head to the online shop.)

We would love it if you would share this with all your friends and family, and your children's teachers and school librarians.  Let's support local South African books!

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