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MYRCA and Willow Awards 2017 Nominees

by Shanleigh K - Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 10:55am

The 2017 nominees for both the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards and The Willow Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all the lucky authors and good luck in the upcoming year!

Click here to see the new list of 2017 MYRCA nominees.

To check out the 2016/2017 Willow Awards list, click here.

Winners of 2015/2016 Willow Awards will be announced on May 13 at the Annual Gala. For more information, please visit their website at

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

Grade 5/6 Writing Contest - Destinies

by Shanleigh K - Monday, Mar 07, 2016 at 3:53pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers and Scholastic Canada invite Manitoba’s grade 5 and 6 students to enter our annual writing contest. This year the theme is DESTINIES — what will happen, what was meant to be, and how it did (or did not) come to pass. Is the future already written or can it be shaped? If you could change your destiny, would you?

We are excited to announce that this year’s special guest judge is Tui T. Sutherland, author of the New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series. The winning author receives a $75.00 McNally Robinson gift card and the winner’s school receives a selection of books by Tui T. Sutherland.

Entries will be accepted in-store or via email until 10:00 pm on Thursday March 24, 2016. Winners will be announced on Monday April 18. For more information, click here, or call:
Wpg: 204-475-0492     Sask: 306-955-1477

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

Kids Summer Reading Club 2015

by Shanleigh K - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:21pm

Starting June 24th, our annual Kids Summer Reading Club will be back in full swing and will run up until September 4th.

The Summer Reading Club is a reading reward program for independent readers and the rules are super simple:
Read three books and pick a prize from our fabulous treasure chest.
Read six books and get a free book (under $10)!

Please register at the Kid's Info Desk on the Mezzanine to receive your reading club cards and get ready for a rewarding summer of reading fun!

To download this information, click the link below:
Kids Summer Reading Club.pdf

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

A Saskatoon Pirate Party!

by Allison Currie - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:50pm


Sunday, June 14th at 10:00am, Prairie Ink welcomes any and all aspiring buccaneers to join us for breakfast. Big or small, short or tall, you are free to pillage our kitchen and loot our bakery! We provide the grog, Swashbuckling Bacon and Buccaneer Blueberry pancakes.

Dress up in your most piratical outfit, practice your pirate lingo, and enjoy a buffet too tasty for any landlubber!

Featuring shark-infested waters, plank walking, and the Pirate Tales of the Notorious Black Max!

$15 per person (excluding tax gratuity) by reservation only at the Prairie Ink Restaurant. No need to make a reservation for your parrot. Also, don't bring your parrot.

Categories: Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon, Prairie Ink

VOYAGES - Saskatoon Writing Contest Winners

by Allison Currie - Friday, May 01, 2015 at 1:32pm

Congratulations to the award-winning author's of this year's Grade 5/6 VOYAGES Writing Contest! We all had a wonderful time at the awards gala last night as the winning stories were read aloud, and prizes were provided through the generosity of Scholastic Canada.

Felicitations to all those who entered and a big thank you to Jennifer A. Nielsen for her comments and encouragement!

First Place: Jaqlyn G. Ai

"Wow - I did not expect that twist ending, very cool! I especially love the way you used time in that story, of how you make me constantly worried that the time is going to run out at any second." - Jennifer A. Nielsen

Second Place: Ozayr Raazi

"This was a very exciting story. It felt a little like a Lord of the Rings style of story, right on that epic fantasy level, and it was interesting that it all turned out to be a dream." - Jennifer A. Nielsen

Third Place: Katherine Chang

"This feels like a great start to a wonderful story. Stories set in the future can be tricky because you have to consider what about the world will change and what will be the same at that time. I thought you did a great job with that - with the hover truck and digital readers, but also a suitcase that zips shut too. I wish there were more of this story I could read!" - Jennifer A. Nielsen

Honourable Mentions: Sophie Rock, Brett Stoura, and Kaylee Turgeon

Categories: Saskatoon, Contests and Giveaways, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon
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