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tundra-new-300x300Tundra is Canada’s oldest English 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.

Puffin_Canada_LogoOriginally 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_CanadaPenguin 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 W, Publisher, VP
Lynne M, Publishing Director, Fiction
Elizabeth K, Associate Publisher
Kate D, Managing Editor
Samantha S, Executive Editor
Peter P, Associate Editor
Margot B, Editorial Assistant
Ashley R, Publishing Assistant
Shanleigh K, Editorial Intern

John M, Art Director
Sophie P, Designer

Vikki V, Director, Marketing & Publicity
Sylvia C, Manager, Marketing & Publicity
Evan M, Publicity Manager
Sam D, Senior Associate, Marketing and Publicity

Kelly G, Imprint Sales Director, Young Readers (on maternity leave)
Julie F, Imprint Sales Director, Young Readers

Adrienne T, Vice President, Subsidiary Rights

PRH_logoPenguin 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.

Sam and Syl manage the blog you’re currently visiting.

The social media for Tundra Books and Puffin Canada is managed by Syl! She tweets, instagrams, and updates facebook about Tundra Books and Puffin Canada titles.

The social media for Penguin Teen Canada is managed by Sam! She tweets, instagrams, and updates facebook about Penguin Teen Canada titles as well as other YA books published by Penguin Random House.

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.

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 D: 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 M: 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 C: Candlewick Press, Big Picture Press, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Studio, Nosy Crow, Templar Books, and Walker Books.

Fun facts about Tundra Book Group:

  • 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!


Keep in mind that we are all working from home during the pandemic. We highly recommend you e-mail us.

Tundra Book Group
320 Front Street West, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5V 3B6

Tundra Books of Northern New York
P.O. Box 1030, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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