Tundra celebrates Father’s Day!

Don’t forget that Father’s day is June 21st this year. Share a great book with Dad:

The Hockey SweaterThe Hockey Sweater

Written by Roch Carrier
Illustrated by Sheldon Cohen
Translated by Sheila Fischman
Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-88776-169-0

“…not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.” – The Toronto Star

Let's Go for a RideLet’s Go for a Ride

Written and illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-88776-748-7

“…a clever work … a good jumping-off point for projects and discussions, or just plain fun.” – The Hamilton Spectator

Car SmartsCar Smarts
Hot Tips for the Car Crazy

Written by Phil Edmonston and Maureen Sawa
Illustrated by Gordon Sauve
Paperback
ISBN 978-0-88776-646-6

“…could and should be essential reading for anyone who hopes to drive a car or buy a car, and anyone who wants to know what makes a car tick….” – The Globe and Mail

VroomVroom!
Motoring into the Wild World of Racing!

Written by Tim Miller
Paperback
ISBN 978-0-88776-755-5

“‘The must-have players’ guide.’ The book combines action photographs with descriptive dialogue geared towards the newest fans.” – School Library Journal

IceTime
Ice Time
The Story of Hockey

Written by Michael McKinley
Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-88776-762-3

“…a great gift for your hockey enthusiast … lots of great photos, trivia and images of old memorabilia.” – Canadian Living Magazine

Guest Post: Laura Beingessner

Today’s guest post is from Laura Beingessner! Laura is the illustrator of Our Corner Grocery Store, written by Joanne Schwartz. Her illustrations have been described as: “folksy” (starred review, School Library Journal), “charming” (CM Magazine), “wonderfully detailed” (Kirkus Reviews), and “glow[s] warmly” (Booklist).

Our Corner Grocery Store

Laura Beingessner: Our corner Grocery Store was a joy to draw. It took me back to my own childhood. Going to the Corner Store for a freezie was always a highlight for me on a hot summer day.

Laura Beingessner and Joanne SchwartzThis is Joanne and I on the day of our book launch. We look like we just had a freezie.

Arts and Craft with Laura BeingessnerHere I am at a Hillcrest school doing an activity with kids. They coloured and pasted up their own corner store picture.

BookExpo America 2009

Tundra’s Director of Marketing and Sales and Director of Rights and Special Markets went to BEA this year in New York. Here are a few photos they took:

New York City
Seating around Time Square in New York City! As you can see, the chairs are very popular.

Tundra Books' booth at BEA09
Our booth at BookExpo America! We had a mixture of Spring 2009 titles and advance materials of our Fall 2009 books on display.

Theo Caldwell signing Finn the half-Great
Theo Caldwell signing ARCs (Advance Reading Copies) of Finn the half-Great at table 12 on May 29.

Theo Caldwell
For more information about Finn the half-Great, visit http://www.halfgreat.com/. You can also write to Finn!

Andrew H. Vanderwal signing The Battle for Duncragglin
Andrew H. Vanderwal signing finished copies of The Battle for Duncragglin at table 7 on May 29.

Andrew H. Vanderwal
To learn more about The Battle for Duncragglin, visit Andrew H. Vanderwal’s website, http://www.duncragglin.com/.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to say “hi” or to browse through our books. We hope to see you next year at BEA, May 25-27 2010!

Agent 009

TD Summer Reading Club 2009
This year’s themed program is Agent 009!

Visit the Agent 009 website for booklists, activities, posters, stickers, and images! Here is some background information about the TD Summer Reading Club:

The goals of the TD Summer Reading Club are to encourage Canadian children to read for pleasure, to help maintain and improve their children’s reading skills during the summer and to encourage them to be lifelong readers and library users.

Agent009Tundra’s books on the TD Summer Reading Club’s Booklist: