Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 at 4:06pm

Click the "more" link for further information on our story times and book clubs.

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VOYAGES - A Writing Contest for Grades 5 and 6

by Shanleigh K - Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 at 4:04pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers and Scholastic Canada invite grades 5 and 6 students from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to enter our “Voyages” writing contest. 

Tell us about a voyage you have been on or want to go on in an essay or story between 600 and 1000 words. A trip to the moon or to the lake, a visit to a place that felt like home or getting lost in a strange place that gave you the creeps, a walk along the highway or to some place in your mind, the choice is yours. Pick whatever moves you.

We are very pleased to  welcome our special guest judge this year: Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of The Ascendance Trilogy.

Entries will be accepted at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg and Saskatoon until
11:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2015. Winners will be announced on Friday April 17, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the kids service desk, or click here for more information. 

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

Winnipeg Blues' Read & Run program

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015 at 11:17am

February was "I Love To Read" Month, and in celebration of this the Winnipeg Blues Junior Hockey Team went to schools all across Winnipeg to read to students. Not only that, but they also got the kids on their feet and led classes on runs. Great support for both literacy and fitness!

As part of the Read & Run program, each school visited was put into a draw to win a big batch of books. During the Blues' game versus the Dauphin Kings on February 28th, the winner was selected: Joseph Teres School! Congratulations to them - they will receive over $750 worth of books for their classrooms and library!

Thanks to the Winnipeg Blues for running such an incredible program. McNally Robinson was very proud to support them all the way.

Categories: Store News, Winnipeg

The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 11:37am

In the fourth book of the Penderwicks series, the Penderwicks are growing up and their family is expanding. Rosalind is off to college, and their new sister Lydia brings lots of new energy to the family. And Batty has started a dog-walking business to pay for a newly discovered talent. 

If you like the first three books in the series you will definitely like the fourth. I would it a 9 1/2 out of 10. 

- Miriam, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

The Penderwicks in Spring will be available on March 24th. 

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 1:28pm

My Secret Guide to Paris is an eye-catching book that you will adore! Nora has been hoping to go to Paris ever since she was born. Her grandmother Sylvia has been several times and is now ready to take Nora along. But when the sudden death of Grandma Sylvia happens just a few months before the trip, Nora is afraid everything will fall to pieces!

This book is filled with adventure, family and amazing experiences. From the author of the series It's Raining Cupcakes and Charmed Life, Lisa Schroeder has put together love and magic into a book once again!

- Elissa, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

My Secret Guide to Paris will be available on March 1st. 

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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