Kids + Teens

Mother Bear Is A Star


It’s a good day for a publisher when a photograph of a storefront window featuring a book you’ve been working hard to promote pops open in the morning e-mail.

That’s what happened to us last week, and here’s that picture of Old Mother Bear gracing the lovely window of Kidsbooks in North Vancouver.

This journey of the life of a mother grizzly, written by Victoria Miles and illustrated by three-time Caldecott Honor Book artist Molly Bang, was published last month and has already earned some sweet buzz, including two starred reviews which we’re shamelessly quoting below.

Thanks Kidsbooks, for calling attention to this special picture book. Thanks to you, our Canadian cousins at Raincoast Books, several mother’s day promotions, and bloggers like Ritchie’s Picks who helped get the early word out, we’ve sold out of the first printing!

Note to children’s literature lovers: If you spot any Chronicle Books for Children turning up in interesting locations, please snap a pic and e-mail it to We’ll post them here.

Kidsbooks, Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, B.C.

“A beautiful introduction to these awesome animals.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Audiences will be grateful for this gentle, genuine portrayal of a wilderness giant.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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  • Victoria Miles May 28, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Hello everyone!

    Yes, the window is wonderful news. I will tell you a little secret, I have written nine books, and have never “made the window” anywhere, as far as I know, until now.

    I took my daughters up to Kidsbooks on Saturday to see the display and they started squealing outside the store when they saw the window. It was a really sweet moment for a Mummy.

    Thank you Kidsbooks, I saw lots of gorgeous books in your stock that celebrated mothers. I know any one would have made a nice display. But Molly’s bear is something else and I’m so glad you chose to shine a light on her in this way.



  • mod*mom June 8, 2007 at 12:50 am

    I just wrote a story about your Daddy Cuddles book for babble’s new parenting products blog drool.ic.ious for June 9th publishing.
    I love your books 🙂


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