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Tina Powell is an award-winning communicator, a nationally published journalist, and a bestselling author. She has a Master of Communication Management degree from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from York University, and an English degree from McMaster University. An accomplished journalist, Tina has written for Canadian Business Magazine, the Toronto StarMake-Up Artist Magazine, and Canadian Health and Lifestyle. She is the recipient of the Mississauga Emerging Literary Arts Award, an inductee into the Sheridan College Business Hall of Fame, and is a McMaster University Arch Award recipient.






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For grown-up readers.

Blending personal reflection with images, quotations, song lyrics, and classic picnic recipes, Picnic in Pisticci chronicles the ten most memorable picnics in the author’s life. Rock Hudson,

Mark Twain, and Yogi Bear are just some of the personalities featured in this warm and witty book. Makes an ideal gift!

“I can still remember my first picnic … It was a warm summer day back in 1968 … Although it has been many years since I thought about that delectable picnic in Tuscany, the memories came flooding back thanks to author Tina Powell.”

— Massimo Capra, Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author


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Freddy loves to play baseball, but he does not like to practice. In this amusing story about being a good sport and having fun, Freddy discovers that when you try your best, everybody wins!

Review – “Freddy and the Blue Jays celebrates the things that make baseball great... teamwork, new skill development, and having fun.” The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club


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In this heartwarming, interactive book, a new baby tells its older sibling all the things it can and cannot do, while posing questions to the older child. Hi! I Am the New Baby uses understanding, communication, and respect to help children find that special love and friendship that only siblings can share. Makes a beautiful baby gift!

Review -- “I couldn’t help but think that the author Tina Powell was writing about my family … I like Powell’s interactive approach.” Rashida Dooma, The Toronto Sun







Fernando is the new boy at school. His new friends want him to join their fitness fun club, but Fernando would rather read comic books, play video games, and watch Frankenstein movies. What will become of Fernando? Find out, along with Fernando, how healthy living can be fun-tastic!

Fernando's Fun-tastic Friends, puts the fun into fitness and was used by the American Diabetes Association and sponsor Boar's Head Brand to promote the ADA School Walk for Diabetes program. This title was also selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre as one of the Best Books for Kids & Teens.


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Peter wants a pet more than anything in the world. But Peter’s parents have a list—a list of reasons why they don’t want a pet in the house. Their prime reason? Pets poo! Poo is stinky. Poo is messy. Poo will just not do. In this hilarious story about pets, parents, and poo, Peter knows just what to do!

Review - 'Funny and down-to-earth with engaging illustrations and a smooth-reading, rhythmic text. Plenty of Poo-appeal!!' - Sarah Watts, Librarian, Lorne Park Public Library







Samantha is sick of eating the same old, boring sandwiches for lunch. In this silly-icious book that encourages good nutrition, sharing, and self-reliance, Samantha takes matters into her own hands and the results are silly-icious!  

Review – “Essentially, this wonderful story highlights the joys of creativity in any arena (even lunch), and spotlights a Protagonist who works toward solving her own problems rather than relying on others to solve them for her.” Janna Nadler, Kids Around Canada