October at Woozles always means birthday time! It will be Woozles 36th birthday this year and we will celebrate at the store on Saturday October 18th, with our famous fish pond, face painting, cookies and a surprise visitor to the store. Stay tuned throughout the month for more details!
City Harvest will be on Saturday October 4th and Woozles will participate with a repeat of last year’s theme “Plant a Seed, Raise a Reader”. Throughout the day, children can choose a free book from boxes of selected books.
Check out our calendar for book release dates and more!
Woozles Calendar Oct 2014
Woozles’ calendar for September notes upcoming book releases for some favourite authors and illustrators. Look for a new picture book from Andrea Beaty and David Roberts of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer fame. And if you liked Z is for Moose, which many Woozles customers do, look for the follow-up entitled Circle, Square, Moose. And for Pseudonymous Bosch lovers, look for Bad Magic, the first on a new series from this mysterious writer!
And September means the Word on the Street Festival! Woozles will have a booth at the Halifax Waterfront, stocked full of wonderful local books, new releases and bargain books too. Come to our booth to meet children’s authors who will sign your book copies. Come and see us between 111m and 5pm on Sunday September 21st!
Woozles Calendar Sept 2014
What are the staff at Woozles enjoying these days? We have come up with a list of our latest staff picks, and here they are:
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
This is the final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. The series overall is one of my favourite fantasy series of all time, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters definitely lives up to the others! Karou and Akiva try to unite their people who have been enemies for centuries, in order to create a combined army to defeat the seraph emperor. Rather than just tying together the series, this book adds to the plot, to further develop an already richly detailed world, and teach you more about the characters that you have come to love.
$21.00 in hardcover Ages 14+
Adventures with Barefoot Critters: An ABC Book by Teagan White
This charming take on an alphabet follows five adorable critters through the seasons. From building bridges over frosty rivers to building cardboard rackets in the backyard, these friends make the most of every season. Rife with nostalgia, parents will recall similar adventures of their own childhoods. Beautifully illustrated, Adventures with Barefoot Critters encourages children to get creative, get outside, and get playing – no matter the season! Great for new parents or for children ages 3-8.
$19.99 in hardcover
Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Prim and proper day in and day out, Mr Tiger is tired of doing what is expected of him. He feels an itch for wilder ways. To walk on all fours. To leap. To climb. To roar!
Brought to life with bold and colourful illustrations, children will delight in the antics of Mr Tiger as he discovers his true nature. (And don’t forget to peek under the book jacket!).
$20.00 in hardcover Ages 3-7
Me and Mr Bell by Philip Roy
It is 1908 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ten year old Eddie helps out on the family farm. At school he has trouble keeping up with the other students in his reading and writing. He wants to write left-handed but is not allowed. He feels inadequate but knows that he is capable of more. He teaches himself math that the teacher doesn’t think that eh can do, and uses these skills to invent things. A chance encounter with Alexander Graham Bell while out walking one day leads to a friendship between the two and Eddie’s new found courage to believe in what he can do.
$11.95 in paperback Ages 8+
Here are some books that have just made the leap from favourites in hardcover to board book. Also a lovely poem for babies that is fresh in the board book format.
Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Adam Rex
This is a fun read aloud about a little panda, Chu, who has a very big sneeze. The opening page hints at the rest of the book where it says “when Chu sneezed, bad things happened”. Young children will enjoy the anticipation of Chu’s sneezes and the engaging and colourful pictures throughout.
$9.75 Ages 3-6
Look for Chu’s First Day at School new in hardcover on June 24th ($21.00)
Toy Boat by Randall de Seve and illustrated by Loren Long
The toy boat in the story is made by a young boy from a can, a cork, a pencil, and some cloth. The boat is a well loved toy and sails in the lake. One day the weather turns bad and the little boat is pulled from the shore and is taken on a journey through the lake, meeting other boats. A tale of adventure, friendship, and home. Loren Long’s art brings the high seas to life with a warm touch.
$8.99 Ages 3-6
Love You More by Susan Musgrave and illustrated by Esperanca Melo
A month by month poem that expresses love felt for your child. The poems look at the wonders seen in the natural world and the bright illustrations convey the joy that the child finds in the world. A lovely soothing book sure to please parent and child, by one of Canada’s favourite poets.
$9.95 Ages 1+
Take a look at May’s bestsellers for readers of all ages, birth to young adults!
Picture Books and Board Books:
Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Music is For Everyone by Jill Barber, illustrated by Sydney Smith
The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate by Carrie Muller and Jacqueline Halsey, illustrated by Eric Orchard
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
Down by the Bay by Raffi, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
The Toucan Brothers by Tor Freeman
The Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz, illustrated by James Marshall
Books for readers aged 8-14 years:
Flight of the Griffons by Kate Inglis, illustrations by Sydney Smith
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Stowaways by Megan Marentette
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
The Power of Harmony by Jan Coates
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
Books for readers aged 14+:
The One by Kiera Cass
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Looking for Alaska by John Greene
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Blues For Zoey by Robert Paul Weston
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
It is that time of year again – – time for the fifth annual Woozles Writes Competition!
If you are between the ages of 6 and 15 years old, and you have a story to tell, write it down and send it to us. Your story will be read by a panel of Atlantic authors who have agreed to judge the competition. You could be the lucky winner of a $50 Woozles gift certificate!
Prizes will be awarded to two winners: one for young writers aged 6-10, and another for storytellers aged 11-15 years.
So, put pen to paper, your fingers to the keyboard, speak into a voice recorder – – whatever helps you get your story down on paper. Then mail it, email it, or drop it off at Woozles. The contest closes on July 31, 2014.
We would love to read what you have to say!
Here’s how you can reach us:
1533 Birmingham Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2J6