Today, Clockwise Press is pleased to announce the release of our first installment of the Keepers of the Vault fantasy series: Fire and Glass, by Marty Chan!
This brand-new, hi/lo fantasy series is full of action, adventure and mystery. In Fire and Glass, we are introduced to Kristina Mah, the new kid in school; Dylan, the one guy who thinks her fondness for old-school video games is cool; and the mysterious Dr. Grimoire, the custodian of the bizarre fourth floor. Oh - and a goth, teenaged Djinn with pyromaniacal tendencies. As if being the geeky new kid isn't hard enough!Our Keepers of the Vault is written especially for emerging readers who are looking for engaging, age-appropriate books at their own reading level. It's also set in a dyslexia-friendly font. Find out more about this book on the Our Titles page of our website.To find out more about Marty Chan and his many wonderful books, or to book him for a school visit, check out his website.
Clockwise Press is absolutely delighted to announce that our very first book, Fragile Bones: Harrison & Anna by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, has been nominated for the Forest of Reading's Red Maple Award! What is the Forest of Reading program?The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers eight reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 250,000 readers participate annually from their School and/or Public Library. All Ontarians/Canadians are invited to participate via their local public library, school library, or individually.
This means that THOUSANDS of kids in Grades 7 & 8 across Ontario (actually, across Canada and beyond) will be reading Fragile Bones and several other awesome Canadian books and then voting for their favourite one.Then, in May, thousands of kids will descend on Harbourfront Centre in Toronto to cheer on the authors as the winners in each category are announced. It's an amazing event, and we can't wait to share the experience with Lorna and her fans.For more information, visit the Forest of Reading website and follow the various social media updates on the resources and hashtags below.