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

The Courage of Cat Campbell by Natasha Lowe (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:47pm

Cat Campbell's family on her mom's side is magical and Cat wants more than anything to be magical too. But Cat's mom will not let her because of some things that happened in her mom's past. But when Cat shows some skill in magics, Cat's aunt finally presuades her mom to let Cat apply for Ruthersfield's School for Magic. 

This book was really good. My rating for The Courage of Cat Campbell would be 9 1/2 out of 10. It would have been better if there was more action. 

- Joanna, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Masterminds by Gordon Korman (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 4:12pm

Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a treehouse. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else in Serenity. The thirty kids who live there never lie-they know it's a short leap from lying to the awful problems of other less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity. Why would he want to? Then one day he cycles to the city limits, and what he sees there changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity...

Masterminds is a splendid book that follows the life of Eli Frieden. Set in Serenity, a flawless town with no violence, poverty or suffering, this book is a dystopian mystery that contains many unexpected plot twists. Different from Korman’s usual realistic fiction and adventure, Masterminds captivating story makes the book very hard to put down. This is Korman’s best book yet!

- Danica, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Masterminds will be available on February 3rd. 

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Jan 03, 2015 at 10:23am

In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He’s got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier — even if it’s the last thing he ever does. 

Mark is a young boy diagnosed with cancer. He has secret ambition to climb a mountain.  One day, he runs away with his dog and sets out to climb Mount Rainier. The book follows Mark’s extraordinary journey. Rated 9/10 stars for its encouragement, hopefulness, and excellent story-telling. Recommended for adventure-lovers everywhere!

- Danica, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

The Honest Truth will be available on February 1st. 

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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