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the Type Books reading list for May 2014


All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
A huge critical success when it was first published in England a year ago, this Granta Best Young British Novelist second book, a story of searing power and beauty, is finally available at your local Canadian bookstore.

Failure to Thrive by Suzannah Showler
Ambivalence and doubt deliver a kind of optimism for the future in this debut poetry collection, in which a failing world is viewed as a site of aesthetic renewal.

Fallout by Sadie Jones
Author of The Uninvited Guests and The Outcast, turns to theatre in her latest novel, the story of a playwright in 1970s London.

YAW by Dani Couture 
A singular narrative runs through Dani Couture’s latest poetry collection, “investigative” poems that seek answers to the questions closest to us.


The WORN Archive by Serah-Marie McMahon
If fashion and clothing matter to you (or your mom), you need to own this. Edited by a Type staffer, The WORN Archive gathers the best of the first seven years of WORN Fashion Journal. 

Isabella Blow by Caroline Evans 
A photographic look at the personal style of the iconic Isabella Blow. By Caroline Evans et al and with original photographs by Nick Knight.

The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson 
New York blogger swapped the City for a tiny cabin in a California forest. This book of 100 vegetarian recipes – beautifully illustrated with her own watercolours – bears the fruit of that adventure.

My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
Popular food blogger reflects on the way Parisians eat today in this collection of stories and 100 sweet and savoury recipes.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Wadden 
Self-taught chef and food photographer serves up recipes free from common allergens (and meat, fish and dairy too). Eat, feel great, and get that healthy-eating glow.


The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
This wordless picture book tells a tender story about tenacity. Great for kids, but also an ideal gift for graduates or those embarking on something new.

Jim Curious: A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea by Matthias Picard
Words can't do justice to this incredible images-only story about a curious diver's underwater adventure. It's told entirely in 3D. Groovy glasses come with.

The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
The beloved, rule-flaunting pigeon is back – and he needs a good scrub-a-dub-dub.

Snuggle the Baby by Sara Gillingham
Teach toddlers how to respond to a new baby in the house with this interactive board book, complete with swaddling instructions and moving parts.

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. Zachariah Ohora
Teach little tongues some big, big words as a class full of dinosaurs learns to work and play together.


The Fly & The Worm by Elise Gravel
Easily explain how and why some common critters are helpful or harmful, and get a few laughs along the way with this neat new series.

Murilla Gorilla series by Jennifer Lloyd, illustrated by Jacqui Lee
Glossy pages and full-colour illustrations help young readers make the transition from picture book to chapter book in these charming stories of Murilla and friends.

Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard
Chapter book meets kids graphic novel in this story of a bespectacled super chicken. Great for reluctant readers or kids making the transition to chapter books.


The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel 
In this new novel by Kenneth Oppel, young Will Everett finds himself aboard The Boundless, the longest, most glamorous locomotive in the world.

Fluff Dragon  by Platte F. Clarke
Book two in the hilarious Bad Unicorn trilogy is here, complete with killer unicorns, good dragons, rogue fire kittens, and a (possible) boy wizard.

Ice Whale by  Jean Craighead George
This posthumous novel by a much beloved , the destinies of a young Eskimo boy and an ice whale named Siku become entwined across generations.