The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Canadian section, has named A Pattern for Pepper the winner of the 2018 Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award. The gorgeous picture book is written and illustrated by Julie Kraulis and published with Tundra Books in August 2017. The IBBY jury called A Pattern for Pepper "a delicate and delightful confection," and said that this story of a girl and her mother visiting a tailor shop to choose the right fabric for a dress, "original" and "endearing." The award, which was established in 1985, comes with a $1,000 prize. Congratulations, Julie!
Congratulations are in order for Vikki VanSickle, whose gripping YA novel, The Winnowing (published by Scholastic Canada), has been nominated for an Ontario Library Association Red Maple Award! This page-turning adventure explores love and loss, and sold over 16,000 copies in the first three months of its publication. The winner of the award will be announced on June 7, 2018, so stay tuned!
Congratulations to Susin Nielsen! The acclaimed author's most recent YA book, Optimists Die First, has been nominated for an Ontario Library Association White Pine Award. The novel, which published with Tundra Books in February 2017, received starred reviews from The School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. The White Pine winner will be announced June 7, 2018.
The Charles Taylor foundation has revealed the longlist for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize, which celebrates excellence in literary non-fiction. We are thrilled to find three Cooke International titles on the list: Mohamed Fahmy's THE MARRIOTT CELL (Random House Canada), Michael Harris's SOLITUDE (Doubleday Canada), and James Maskalyk's LIFE ON THE GROUND FLOOR (Doubleday Canada).Read More
Rupi Kaur's second book of poetry, the sun and her flowers, continues to take the world by storm! Since its publication in October, the book has sold over 400,000 copies in 9 weeks! Along with milk and honey, it has been and remains on the New York Times bestseller list, Globe & Mail's list, and Sunday Times' list.Read More
Praise and acclaim continue to come Brother's way: the novel has won the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The prize carries with it a $50,000 award and is a great honour. Earlier this summer, Brother was sold in a two-book deal in a heated 5-way auction to Bloomsbury US & UK who will be publishing early in 2018.Read More
Scaachi Koul’s witty and razor-sharp collection of essays, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter has been optioned for TV! First Generation Films has acquired the rights to adapt the collection into a scripted half-hour comedy series, with Scaachi herself tapped to write and executive produce the series.Read More
Dean Cooke and Sally Harding, owners of The Cooke Agency Inc. and The Cooke Agency International announce today that they have concluded negotiations for the sale of the foreign rights branch of their agency, The Cooke Agency International.Read More