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

TableTop Day 2015

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 8:17pm

McNally Robinson Winnipeg is proud to again participate in International TableTop Day!

On April 11th, from 10 am to 10 pm, we'll be hosting multiple gaming tables right inside the bookstore. You're invited to drop in at any time and to stay for as long or as short as you'd like. The event is entirely free and there's no need to register. Come alone or bring some friends. We'll have games to play, and you're encouraged to bring your own.

Come play some games with us and other Winnipeg gamers!

For more details, please visit our official TableTop Day event page.

Categories: Winnipeg, Games

Active Books for Active Minds

by Shanleigh K - Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 2:17pm

Look by Édouard Manceau is an oversized board book that invites young readers to play: when the book is opened, a die-cut in the middle of the book frames the world around the reader, allowing him or her to compare what they see on the page with what they see through the die-cut. Each spread presents something new to look for: numbers, letters, colours, textures, sizes, shapes and more are showcased on each individual spread.

Starting on the front cover, and winding its way across each page to the end, a single line forms different shapes that demonstrate opposites (“clean” or “messy”) in A Line Can Be… by Scandinavian artist Laura Ljungkvist. Children can follow the playful and ingenious line, which winds its way across brightly coloured and patterned pages, till it ultimately forms “you” and “me,” for a warm and charming ending.

The Game of Lines by Hervé Tullet is a brightly coloured graphic game that introduces little ones to the wonderful world of lines. Horizontal lines, vertical lines, wavy lines and criss-crossing lines make this book a playground for young hands and minds. Turn the flaps to make and mix them, and create your very own patterns!


Excerpt from the March/April issue of The Bookseller.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Newsletter

Mars Evacuees by Sophie McDougall (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 1:35pm

Alice Dare is just trying to live life through a war between aliens and humans and where, to top it off, there is a polar ice cap that is going to kill everyone on earth. In Mars Evacuees, Alice moves to Mars where she faces many with different challenges on the planet, like how one night there are adults and the next morning there are no adults. What will the children do without adults, you will have to read the book to find out.

What I liked about Mars Evacuees is that this book is packed with action and adventure. What I did not like is that some of the parts were a little slow. I would give this book  8 ½ out of 10.

- Logan, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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