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PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE CANADA YOUNG READERS:
Tundra is Canada’s oldest children’s book publisher, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, and is renowned across North America and throughout the world for its beautifully illustrated, award-winning books. We publish primarily for young readers, in a wide range of categories: board books, picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, illustrated nonfiction and middle-grade fiction. Tundra is the home of many accomplished writers and illustrators from Canada, the United States and beyond, as well as the beloved Canadian classics The Hockey Sweater and Mordecai Richler’s Jacob Two-Two. With its literary merit and striking art and design, our carefully curated list stands out on bookshelves.
Originally launched in England in 1941, Puffin has become an iconic children’s imprint. At Puffin Canada, we are proud to publish Canadian and international authors, focusing on middle-grade fiction and classic Canadian literature, as well as select picture books. We have initiated our own Puffin Classics editions, highlighting acclaimed Canadian literary titles such as Barbara Smucker’s Underground to Canada. Puffin is committed to publishing the very best writing for children from infancy to twelve years of age.
Penguin Teen Canada is an exciting new imprint for young adult books. The merger of Penguin and Random House in Canada has brought together a veritable powerhouse of YA writers, and we are proud to feature so many bestselling and award-winning Canadian and international authors on our list. With its instantly recognizable logo and roster of stellar talent, Penguin Teen is the place to find the most compelling YA stories, whether for longtime fans or those just discovering teen fiction.
Tara Walker, Publisher, VP
Lynne Missen, Publishing Director, Fiction
Elizabeth Kribs, Associate Publisher
John Martz, Art Director
Kate Doyle, Managing Editor
Samantha Swenson, Executive Editor
Peter Phillips, Associate Editor
Margot Blankier, Editorial Assistant
Yashaswi Kesanakurthy, Publishing Assistant
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
Penguin Random House (http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/) is the world’s first truly global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India, Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and South Africa; Dorling Kindersley worldwide; and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.
ABOUT THE BLOGGERS:
The social media for Tundra Books and Puffin Canada is managed by Sylvia Chan! She blogs, tweets, instagrams, and updates facebook about Tundra and Puffin Canada authors and illustrators.
Hello! We love hearing from you, so please write to us. Bookstores, book sellers, educators, readers, bloggers, librarians, event coordinators, and fans: feel free to send us photos of our author events or books. We would love to post them on our blog.
MARKETING & PUBLICITY
If you’re in Canada or the USA and have publicity question or requests for Tundra Books, Puffin Canada, Penguin Teen Canada, please write to us at YoungReaders@penguinrandomhouse.com.
If you’re in Canada and have publicity questions or requests regarding the following publishers and imprints, please reach out to:
Sam Devotta: Penguin Young Readers Group U.S., Faber Children’s, Penguin U.K. Children’s, Highlights Press (kids), Holiday House (kids), and NoBrow Ltd./Flying Eye Books.
Evan Munday: Random House Children’s Books U.S., Random House U.K. Children’s, Charlesbridge (kids), Good Night Books, National Geographic Kids, North Atlantic Books (kids), Soho Teen, and Wizards of the Coast (kids).
Sylvia Chan: Candlewick Press, Big Picture Press, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Studio, Nosy Crow, Templar Books, and Walker Books.
Please write to us at YoungReaders@penguinrandomhouse.com.
DID YOU KNOW?
Fun facts about Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers:
- Some of our Tundra picture books have a poster printed on the reverse of the dust-jacket!
- Les Tait’s illustrations from The White Stone in the Castle Wall are displayed in Casa Loma!
- Tundra Books is Canada’s oldest English language children’s publisher!
- Tundra Books won its first award in 1967 for I Once Knew an Indian Woman by May Ebbitt Cutler.
- Tundra Books celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2017!
Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers
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