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Flipturn Publishing is a Canadian indie publisher created to make a difference in the lives of families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia.

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In 2016, we launched our debut title – the picture book, Weeds in Nana’s Garden, by Canadian Author / Illustrator Kathryn Harrison.
We are excited to announce that this book has now won two important awards! 1) SILVER WINNER by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards in the Books for 6 to 8 Year Olds Category. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards For this Award, judging was completed  by teachers and children in 8 UK schools. The books were scored according to editing, theme, style, cover and illustrations. The fact that this book was selected by regular children and teachers from all types of books is what makes this Wishing Shelf Award for a book about Alzheimer’s Disease so important. Canadian Author / Illustrator, Kathryn Harrison is thrilled that children rated this book so highly despite it handling a difficult topic. “I focused on making the book both accurate and appealing for kids,” describes Harrison. “And winning this award is confirmation that my goal was achieved.”Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
2) SECOND PLACE WINNER, Children’s Fiction from the 2017 Authors Talk About It Book Contest
For this Award, judging was completed by professional writers and reviewers. Each book was rated on several characteristics.  Once again, this book was chosen from several dozen other children’s book to receive the 2nd highest rating in the Children’s Fiction Category. The Judges had this to say about the book, “Every library, every doctor’s office, every child’s home bookshelf and every counselor’s office should have a copy of Kathryn Harrison’s Weeds in Nana’s Garden. This is a disease that everyone encounters in one way or another, and Harrison has done such an absolutely beautiful job of shining a light on it, explaining it in a way that children can grasp and yet, still gripping the heart of any reader who peruses the pages. Highly recommended.” ThSave Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
Creating this book marked the end of a personal journey for Harrison. In 2005, her mom was diagnosed with Early-Onset Dementia at the age of 62. During the years following, Kathryn learned firsthand about the heart-ache of the disease. Motivated by the experience, Kathryn decided to do something to help others dealing with dementia. Thus, she created this picture book to help children better understand Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia. Much information about the book can be found at the book’s website: . To date, it has been receiving rave reviews from customers and experts alike. It has also been featured on many valuable online resource sites and blogs. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save
Earlier this year, we were thrilled to launch three additional versions of this book, in French, German and Portuguese! All titles; “Des mauvaises herbes dans le jardin de Mamie”, “Unkraut in Omi’s Garten” and “Ervas Daninhas no Jardim de Voinha” are available at all major online retailers and distributed international through Ingram Book Group. For complete details, please visit
The Portuguese version of this book launched in November 2017 so now there are 4.

New Title
Coming Soon!

Meet New Author, Jaclyn Guenette

Another Canadian, writer Jaclyn is a mother of three young children.  She is a Registered Social Worker dedicated to working with individuals and families living with Dementia.  Jaclyn is passionate about creating Dementia awareness.

She wrote this new children’s book to help families maintain meaningful and loving relationships when faced with Dementia.

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Book comes to life on Instagram

Once again we will be enjoying the talents of Kathryn Harrison to illustrate this new picture book.

Watch her creations go from sketches to final paintings as she brings the story to life.

Follow Kathryn on social media to watch the creative process unfold.

Alzheimer Society of Canada To augment the book’s impact, $1 from each book sold will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. In this way, our book helps families face the challenge of a dementia disease and changes lives for the better. Save Save Save


If you’d like more information, please send us an email using the contact form below. Thank-you for your interest in helping us change lives.

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