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"Everyone has a voice deep down inside them, a voice that says “shine”. Some have loud voices, while some have quiet ones. Some people’s voice is so quiet they never get to hear it, while those that do may choose not to listen. Unfortunately, only a few decide to act on this voice, the stars who influence others to listen themselves."
Find your Little Voice

Little Voice on CTV Morning Live

A BIG thank you to Lianne Laing for featuring
Little Voice on CTV Morning Live today!

Little Voice on CTV Morning with Lianne Laing

Live from the capital’s historic Byward Market, we were happy to join the CTV Morning
staff in starting off our day and sharing our story!

Watch the full segment here!

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Thank you again for having us CTV, we hope to be back soon!

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Chapters Launch + Giveaway

Thank you so much to all those who attended our Chapters South Keys Launch!

We were thrilled to meet and greet with so many new faces this past Sunday at our Chapters  launch! The staff made our event a truly memorable one and we look forward to now sharing our story at their location!

But that’s not all …

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My Little Voice inspires me…

chapters event contest

That’s right book lovers, we have a contest that’s perfect for YOU!

With our March 15th Chapters Launch fast approaching, we wanted to create a contest that combines our love for reading, the inspiration found in our book AND the newest home of Little Voice!

The contest is simple:

1. Take a photo of yourself demonstrating how your own little voice inspires you;
2. Share this photo with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram; and
3. Be sure to tag Little Voice and hashtag:

#MyLittleVoice

Each photo will grant you one entry into our grand draw giveaway! Photos taken live from our March 15th event will also qualify – so…

Join us then and have your cameras ready!


Official Rules:

1.The #MyLittleVoice Contest (the “Contest”) starts at 9:00:00 a.m. on Friday February 27th, 2015 (the “Contest Start Date”) and ends at 11:59:59 pm on Sunday March 15th, 2015 (the “Contest Period”). All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST);
2. The Contest is open to all of Canada and the United States;
3. To participate in this contest, you must be following Little Voice on either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to qualify.

Photo Entry Rules:

4. Your photo entry must:
a) show how your little voice inspires you;
b) be posted directly to your social media account and include the designated hashtag and tag @LittleVoiceBook;
c) be your original creation, and be a photograph taken solely by you. Reproducing, modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s pre-existing work does not qualify as your original creation;
d) not have been published previously, used commercially, submitted to another competition or contest, or won any other award;
e) be in “good taste” and in keeping Little Voice’s brand image and must not be explicit or offensive, as determined by Little Voice, in its sole and absolute discretion; and
f) not be libelous, threatening or harassing.

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Little Voice joined the set of Roger’s Daytime Ottawa with host Derek Fage and co-host Jasmin Rose!

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What a wonderful experience it was to join the set of Daytime Ottawa!
The cameras were rolling, the guests were waiting and the set director soon after counted down as we prepared to chat live!

We felt right at ease with Derick and Jasmin who, along with all of you at home, got to learn more about the inspiration, background and future projects for Little Voice!

Unfortunately, we ran out of time before we had the chance to share the winner of our contest! However, shortly afterwe did make use of the Daytime Ottawa set one last time to  announce our winner!

Congratulations to Lucy from Twitter! A copy of Little Voice will be arriving in your mailbox soon!

A BIG thank you to all those who shared and tweeted for our giveaway! Stay tuned for our next contest announcement, coming very very soon!

Stay tuned for the full interview link on our Press page!

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Daytime Ottawa

Join Little Voice tomorrow morning on Daytime Ottawa with host Derick Fage and guest host Jasmin Rose!

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Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for contest info on how YOU could win a free signed copy of our book!

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I believe in me

We are all inspired by different things every day. These things help to encourage us when we doubt ourselves, to motivate us when we’re ready to throw in the towel and to believe that anything in life is truly possible.

Sometimes, our parents or teachers serve as reminders to help us stay on the right path, to push our potential and help us to focus on our strengths and not our weaknesses.

Other times, despite whatever advice or encouragement we receive we just don’t listen, or rather we can’t. We dwell too much on the negative that the positive attributes that make us unique and the dreams that help shape our future are lost silently in the wind.

It is in those moments where we don’t need reminding from others but rather an awakening in ourselves that we need to listen to our little voice the most.

Little Voice is more than just a children’s book, it a message that empowers us all to feel inspired, strong, hopeful, confident and, more than anything, determined to not only be proud of who we are but inspired to help others feel the same.

I believe in me, do you?

#wethelittle

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La Petite Voix

If you’ve been following our hints … you may have guessed today’s big announcement!

Little Voice is very excited to announce that our story will be available in French as of this Summer!

Il nous fait grand plaisir d’annoncer que ‘Little Voice’ sera disponible cet été en français!


 We are very excitedsarahblue to team up with the professional translator and song writer, Sarah Johnston, to introduce to you “La Petite Voix”!

Nous sommes très heureuses de collaborer avec la traductrice et auteure-compositrice, Sarah Johnston, pour vous présenter “La Petite Voix”!

We will keep you up-to-date in the months to come on our official publishing date! Stay tuned!


We also wanted to send a special thank you to Sylvie McEwen, a local French teacher, who has been passionately pushing for Little Voice’s translation since day one. Having translated Little Voice for use in her own classroom, Sylvie’s translation of our text has inspired us to fulfill our own dream of making Little Voice available to many more children!

We are very excited for this next step in our journey and look forward to sharing with you ‘La Petite Voix’!

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Our first $500

The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects men and women of all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. It is not a normal part of aging and no one is immune.

Alzheimer’s disease holds a very personal connection to Little Voice’s author Amanda Bernardo. Her grandmother, Teresina Bernardo, has been struggling with the disease for over twenty years.

When Amanda first set out to write Little Voice, she knew she wanted to give back. Her partner and illustrator on the project, Samantha Clusiau-Lawler, couldn’t have agreed more with Amanda’s decision to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Together, they started the Little Voice Forget Me Not Project!

The Little Voice Forget Me Not Project donates a portion of each book sale in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada!

The reality is that an estimated 500,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Over 70,000 of them are under 65 and approximately 50,000 are under the age of 60. 1 in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. In just 5 years, as much as 50% more Canadians and their families could be facing Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Within a generation, the number of Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, will more than double, ranging between 1 and 1.3 million people.

Today, Little Voice is extremely happy to donate our first $500 in honour of Author Amanda Bernardo’s grandmother Teresina Bernardo – the first $500 of many!

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Scholastic’s TOP 10 #BIGGERTHAN Books

Reading can help children surpass their own expectations and overcome obstacles. When children find the right book at the right time, the world opens, and everything becomes possible.

In conjunction with Scholastic’s “Open a World of Possible” reading initiative and Usher’s New Look BIGGERTHAN Words initiative, the “BIGGERTHAN Booklist Challenge” gave students in grades 3–8 the opportunity to actively connect with and share the power of reading in their lives.

Students were asked to create a list of three books that have made them feel “BIGGERTHAN”—books that had inspired them to take on challenges and which ultimately had a positive impact on them—and have their teacher or parent share it on social media using the hashtags #BIGGERTHAN and #sharepossible.

Today, Scholastic & Usher’s New Look announced their TOP 10 #BIGGERTHAN Book List!

#BIGGERTHAN Book List

Read the official announcement here!

Little Voice is extremely honoured to be on this list alongside many other empowering and
inspirational stories!

Our goal from day one has always been to inspire children to believe in
themselves and their dreams!

Today, we can officially say that we’ve reached that goal by having children feel …

#BIGGERTHAN!

We encourage you all to open a world of possible by encouraging children to learn to read and love to read!

#sharepossible

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Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books

Little Voice is getting louder and louder!

And by LOUD, we mean you can now find it not only online but in your favourite
Ottawa book store!

Little Voice has officially joined the shelves at Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books!
Located across from Lansdowne Park, this children’s book store carries not only Little Voice but a wide array of children’s literature!

Visit them today and get your copy of Little Voice! #wethelittle

Kaleidoscope Bookshttp://www.kaleidoscopekidsbooks.ca/

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