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2023 Year In Review at Common Deer Press

Common Deer Press consists of a small but mighty team of talented and dedicated individuals. What brings us together is a passion for creating uncommon books for kids and teens. We take this time to reflect with pride on the accomplishments we have accumulated over the course of the year.

Common Deer Press authors and books at various events

Firstly, we launched 6 new books. In the genres of picture books, chapter books, middle grade books, and young adult books we have a proud span of publishing categories.

Spring 2023 Books:

The Adventures of Grandmasaurus at the Supermarket (The Adventures of Grandmasaurus #3)

An Artificial Test (The Math Kids #8)

Asha and Baz Meet Hedy Lamarr (Asha and Baz #2)

Fall 2023 Books:

Asha & Baz Meet Elizebeth Friedman (Asha and Baz #3)

The Caves of Wonder (Lucy & Dee #2)

Iz the Apocalypse

These titles gained awareness through making lists and garnering glowing reviews.

Awards and Achievements:

Iz the Apocalypse

  • A Forest of Reading White Pine Award Nominee

  • A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

  • A BookLife Editor's Pick

  • Listed in CBC Books' "25 Canadian YA books to read in fall 2023" and Quill & Quires "2023 Fall Preview: Young Adult and Nonfiction" and Fall 2023 Top Grade Picks from Bibliovideo

Asha and Baz Meet Hedy Lamarr (Asha and Baz #2)

  • Purple DragonFly Book Award 1st place Early Readers

The Adventures of Grandmasaursus at the Supermarket (The Adventures of Grandmasaurus #3)

  • "Readers will get a real kick out of the role reversal in this story" – Top Grade (Bibliovideo)

An Artificial Test (The Math Kids #8)

  • "Any clever kids and adults alike who enjoy solving riddles and the triumphant feeling of solving the case will find this book an absolute delight." – BookLife

The Caves of Wonder (Lucy & Dee #2)

  • "A well-written, fast paced, adventure fantasy, jam-packed with excitement" – CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Asha and Baz Meet Elizebeth Friedman (Asha and Baz #3)

  • "Appealing think-along adventure in codebreaking for young readers." – BookLife

Book Launch and Author Signings

We were thrilled to participate in several events in Canada, the U.S. and in Europe to promote our books with industry partners, authors, illustrators, educators, friends and family.

As we continue to move forward with our publishing goals - we take this opportunity to appreciate every author, illustrator, book designing, editor, and proofreader (along with the office team!) who diligently work to create amazing stories which delight and entertain our readers.

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