Saturday, May 28, 2016

Grad Books Giveaway-Canada Only-June 5/16

We have a nice #WishYouMore Grad giveaway from Raincoast Books
These are some really nice books and you have a chance now to win your choice of 3 of them. I chose the Advice From My 80-Year-Old Self and the Letters to Me When I Grow Up.
I Wish You More


Amy Krouse Rosenthal

illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

A New York Times bestseller!
Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of many books, including Little Pea and Duck! Rabbit! . She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Tom Lichtenheld has illustrated many children's books, including the bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train . He lives in Geneva, Illinois.


The Big Trip
Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures
Lonely Planet

This comprehensive companion, now in its third edition, provides essential pretrip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. Now in full colour packed with inspirational images.
Advice from My 80-Year-Old Self


Real Words of Wisdom from People Ages 7 to 88
Susan O'Malley

What advice would your 80-year-old self give you? That is the question artist Susan O'Malley, who was herself to die far too young, asked more than a hundred ordinary people of every age, from every walk of life. She then transformed their responses into vibrant text-based images. From a prompt to do things that matter to your heart, to a reminder that it's okay to have sugar in your tea, these are calls to action and words to live by-heartfelt, sometimes humorous, and always fiercely compassionate. This stirring celebration of our collective humanity unveils the wisdom we hold inside ourselves right now.

Susan O'Malley (1976-2015) was an internationally exhibited artist and curator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As curator and print center director at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, she worked with hundreds of artists and organized more than fifty exhibitions and public programs. As an artist, she made work that brings a sense of interconnectedness into our lives, from conversations with strangers to installations in public places. The impact of her work has traveled far and wide. O'Malley's artwork has been exhibited in public projects across the United States-San Francisco, New York, Nashville-and around the globe in the United Kingdom, Poland, and Denmark. She exhibited at alternative spaces and cultural institutions including, in California, the Montalvo Art Center, Kala Art Institute, and Palo Alto Art Center, as well as the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), and the Parthenon Museum (Nashville, TN). Her participatory installation Finding Your Center , a collaboration with Leah Rosenberg, was recently featured in Bay Area Now 7 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and her project A Healing Walk is permanently installed at Villa Montalvo. The powerful optimism of her work lives on.

Letters to Me, When I Grow Up
Young Writer's Edition Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.
Lea Redmond

This kids' version of the bestselling Letters to My Future Self brings young writers a fun new way to capture their childhood. Twelve prompted letters bound into a keepsake book invite kids to share stories, draw, or make lists reflecting on what they know now, and what they imagine for their future. When they're grown, this paper time capsule becomes a cherished-and likely hilarious-look back on who they once were and who they have become.

Lea Redmond is a creative consultant and the brains behind the Letters to My series, The World’s Smallest Post Service, Connexio, My Museum journal, Lucky You!, the Tandem Activity Book, and Conversation Dice. Her creative workshop, Leafcutter Designs, offers curious goods, surprising services, and projects for participation: www.leafcutterdesigns.com. She lives in Oakland, California.

Keep Curious and Carry a Banana
Words of Wisdom from the World of Curious George
H. A. Rey

For more than seventy-five years, the world of Curious George has delighted readers with its playful charm and deceptively simple wisdom. Fans of the Keep Calm and Carry On craze will find comfort in this Georgified version of the popular book format. Each inspiration is humorously accompanied by an illustration from the original works of H. A. Rey's Curious George books.
Sure to make readers chuckle as only George can, this book is packed with inspiration and humor. It's the perfect gift for all the curious people in your life!

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in numerous languages. And many, many Curious George books have followed.

Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone
Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening
Becky Blades

No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is the perfect gift for leaving-the-nest kids, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense.

Becky Blades is a writer, artist, business strategiest, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. Since selling her award-winning public relations firm, Blades has served on corporate boards, as a civic advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship, and as a consultant and mentor.

Blades' blog, stARTistry.com, celebrates the art of beginning. She has started 2,865 projects and finished 127. Among the unfinished are two almost-launched daughters, proving her point that it's not what you finish, it's what you stART.
She lives in Kansas City with her husband of 30 years and her Maytag front load washing machine.

One person will be the lucky winner of their choice of 3 books. Open to Canada Only.