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Two Heritage House books shortlisted for Victoria Book Prizes 2022

Heritage House is overjoyed to see two of our Indigenous children’s books on the shortlist for the 2022 City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. The $5,000 prize, now in its 15th year, is awarded to a Greater Victoria author or illustrator for the best children’s book. Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena … Continued

Fall 2022 books to fall for

Fall is around the corner, which means a new season of exciting books! We can’t wait to share a bevy of beautiful new books, including Jack Knox’s fourth hilarious collection, a hilarious and heartbreaking memoir, an inspiring collection of BC creatives, and lots of unique local history. Pre-order now at your fave local bookstore. Humour … Continued

Bestselling book Slumach’s Gold celebrates 50th anniversary amid new television series and continued interest in the legend and lost gold mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—More than a century after Slumach was hanged for murder, the legend of a lost gold mine and alleged curse continues to enthrall audiences. June 2022 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the bestselling book Slumach’s Gold: In Search of a Legend (Heritage House, $14.95) by Rick Antonson, Mary Trainer, and Brian Antonson. Co-author … Continued

Kids out for Summer

Summer is here and the kids are out of school! If you are looking for some fun book-themed activities for the young people in your life we’ve gathered together some fun things, from colouring books to middle grade fiction. Check them out below. Activities Granville Island ABC: A Family Adventure By Alison Kelly Illustrated by … Continued

Reading for Canada Day

Fireworks, parades, and picnics are some popular ways Canadians have celebrated July 1st since 1868. While many still celebrate this way, others have begun to look on Canada Day in a different light, especially since the discovery in May 2021 of 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site. Whether you have … Continued

Indigenous People’s Day

June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, established to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, history, and futures of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We feel honoured to have been involved with the publishing of several books by and about Indigenous people over the years. We … Continued

Books for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Celebrate your father or father figure by sharing with him books that inspire, make him laugh, and to warm his heart. Check out the list below to find the perfect book (or books) to give this year. For Dads who love road trips Adventure Roads of BC’s Northwest … Continued

In memory of Hugh A. Dempsey (1929–2022)

The Heritage House team was sad to hear of the death of Hugh A. Dempsey, on May 24, 2022, in Calgary, Alberta. Hugh was 92 years old, a prolific author of more than twenty books, as well as a dedicated historian and researcher. He will be greatly missed. Hugh was the associate director of the … Continued

In memory of Tom Hunter (1927–2022)

Heritage House was deeply saddened to learn of Tom Hunter’s death in April 2022. Tom was 94 years old. Tom Hunter was a respected wildlife artist who combined his love of nature with his artistic training to illustrate the natural history, birds, mammals, and fish of Western Canada. He was the author and illustrator of … Continued

Lost on the Prairie nominated for two awards!

Wonderful news! Lost on the Prairie by MaryLou Driedger has been nominated for two awards: Manitoba Book Awards’ Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book and the 2023 MYRCA Sundogs Award. The Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book is presented annually to a Manitoba writer whose first professionally-published English-language book is deemed … Continued

White Raven shortlisted for 2022 Indigenous Voices Awards

The finalists for the fifth annual Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs) were announced on May 6, 2022, and we are honoured to see White Raven by Teoni Spathelfer and Natassia Davies (illus.) is counted among them! The Indigenous Voices Awards aims to honour the sovereignty of Indigenous creative voices, and support and nurture the work of … Continued