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2nd Edition YA Box - July 2019 Reveal

2nd Edition YA Box - July 2019 Reveal

Second Edition Young Adult Sweet Reads Box
A Limited Edition Box for lovers of Young Adult Fiction

Why Love from A to Z?

K. Ali melds together the themes of chronic illness, loss, love, prejudice and cultural appropriation. Ali beautifully relates the stories of two devout Muslim teens as their attractions grows and are faced with a variety of challenges. The alternating journal entries of Zayneb and Adam give a deep look into their thoughts and character.

 What’s in the box?

*Bloomin’ Delicious Candy Bottle - Gourmet Du Village

Adam and his little sister Hanna talk about a model of house and garden in Ottawa that Adam created and stored in a jar. We though this jar was a nice tie, and who doesn’t like candy?

*Milkshake Mix - Gourmet Du Village

Zayneb and Adam end up at the mall like many teenagers. What better way to hang out with friends than over food and a milkshake? We hope you enjoy this delicious beverage while reading or share with a friend.

The I Heart Book – Knock Knock

Love is a strong theme in this story and this cute book is a great way to spread some love.

*Lab socks – Little Blue House

Adam and Hanna invite Zayneb to visit a dog shelter unaware that she is terrified of dogs. We hope you love these Lab socks and can face any fears with courage like Zayneb does.

Curled up Corners Bookmark -*if UK

We loved these cute creatures to mark your pages. While not a direct tie-in to the book we know they will quickly become your favourite bookmark.

Badge Bomb by Greg Pizzoli Buttons

We’ve included these fun buttons so you can show your love of reading to everyone.

* a Canadian company

July 2019 Box Reveal

July 2019 Box Reveal

We featured one of our all time favourite authors, Michael Ondaatje. Packed with fun goodies it was a great summer read.

*Novel: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

As lovers of Ondaatje’s writing we wanted to share this magnificent piece of literature with you. As the narrator, Nathaniel says, “We order our lives with barely held stories,” and Warlight is a novel of stories and lives pieced together in post-WWII London. We see adventure, suspense, and at it’s essence, a story of a young boy growing up, then piecing together his mother’s life after her death.

If this is your first Ondaatje novel you will find yourself caught up in his poetic style, but perhaps at times overwhelmed by detail and imagery. Take your time, soak in the words and revel in the story.

The items we chose to pair with Warlight are designed to fit the setting and story. While Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka he is a Member of the Order of Canada

What’s in the box?

Peach and Rhubarb Tea – London Tea – Delicious hot or iced this Peach and Rhubarb tea is perfectly delicious.

Dry Gin Fizz Gummies - SugarSin - The classic British drink in a gummy is perfect for a summertime treat while reading Warlight. *Non-Alcoholic

V&A Ribbon Bookmark – Victoria & Albert Museum – The leading museum of art and design located in London designed these beautiful bookmarks. Assorted designs.

Warlight Candle – FromthePage – We love these custom candles made by Etsy Shop FromthePage ‘Candles for Bookish Souls’ - the perfect light to read by and a way to bring light to the shadow cast by war.

*Unwind Coaster – Cedar Mountain – We chose these coasters because they reminded us of time taken by Nathaniel’s mother (Rose) once she stepped away from being a spy. We hope they remind you to take a bit of ‘me time’ this summer.

*Sunflower Microgreens – Gift-a-Green – Nathaniel’s journey takes him to Marsh Felon as he works to piece together his mother’s life. We chose these greens as they represent; mailed letters, growing and gifts.

*A Canadian company

Beach Reads Box Reveal

Beach Reads Box Reveal

The warm summer weather is perfect for reading at the beach. We created our Beach Reads Box to celebrate everything we love about summer and some fun items to keep you feeling summery all year long.

Limited Edition Beach Reads Box – June 2019

Novel: The Unhoneymooners

Written by a pair of best friends, Christina and Lauren write a seamless novel with a great premise – two unlikely travel companions end up going on a Honeymoon together to Hawaii. Part romance, and part humour, the novel is a great beach read. Plus, this cover is just so beautiful we know you’ll love to be seen reading The Unhoneymooners anywhere this summer.

What’s in the box?

Lemonade – Gourmet du Village

There is nothing like a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day. Grab your favourite pitcher and mix up this classic summer drink. *

Lemon Zest Cookies – Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co.

Bursting with flavour these lemon cookies are the perfect pairing for your lemonade. *

Reusable Straws – Kikkerland

Perfect for a smoothie or frosty beverage these reusable straws will come in handy. Bright, fun and eco-friendly too.

Unicorn Inflatable Drink Holder – NPW

Floating drinks are the next best things to a swim-up bar. Float your lemonade at the beach or pool.

Pineapple Hot/Cold Pack – Kikkerland

Whether you use this to help cool down on a hot day or pack it in your lunch bag this pineapple hot/cold pack is versatile, fun and tropical.

Beach Babe Hand Cream – Walton Wood

Ready to smell like the tropics? You’ll love this ‘beachy’ hand cream any time of year. Made in Canada and packed with pineapple goodness it is ideal for your beach bag. *

Today is a Great Day Sticker – Stickers Northwest Inc.

Adorn your laptop, agenda, or workspace with this sunny sticker. Palm trees and sunshine will remind you that today is always a great day. *

*A Canadian company

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