In Person: Heather Hartt-Sussman

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 12:00 noon
Join us for a special story time at noon! Heather Hartt-Sussman will be reading from her picture book, Nana’s Getting Married, and signing copies afterwards.

Indigo – Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2T9
Tel: (416) 781-6660

Heather Hartt-Sussman
Born in Montreal, graduated from Brandeis University and attended the Sorbonne. She has been a copywriter for BCP in Montreal, a reporter for the Hollywood Reporter, editor-in-chief of international news for TV Guide in French Canada, columnist of the popular “Heather Hartt in Hollywood,” and host of E! Entertainment Television’s The Gossip Show. Nana’s Getting Married is her first book. Heather Hartt-Sussman lives in Toronto with her husband, sons Scotty and Jack, and the family dog.

Praise for Nana’s Getting Married:
“…brassy chalk-pastel illustrations feature caricatures with comedic particulars…. [the] message about open-mindedness and acceptance hits its mark.” – Publishers Weekly

“…guarantees delight and amusement to readers of all ages…. It is a pleasure to find a picture book whose strong message is matched with a light touch…. Highly Recommended.” – CM Magazine

“…This story is a two-sided winner. It has a solid ‘purpose’ to it – helping children to understand and accept change. As a bonus it is a delightful read aloud…. The illustrations are wonderfully whimsical.… Recommended.” – Resource Links

National Inventor’s Day

Have you heard about our Great Idea Series? These are biography books for young readers:

It’s a Snap!
George Eastman’s First Photograph

By Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
32 Pages
ISBN 978-0-88776-881-1

“Cameras were once huge and bulky. Then along came George Eastman, who put photography within reach of us all. Based on a true (and fascinating) story.” – Scholastic Parent & Child

“Monica Kulling and Bill Slavin offer a unique look at the interesting life and many accomplishments of George Eastman.… This book is a great way to introduce your children to the wonders of photography.” – Shutterbug Magazine

“Monica Kulling’s charming It’s a Snap! … tells Eastman’s story with panache and Bill Slavin’s entertaining pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations push the humor up a notch. This is terrific storytelling that will work as a read aloud in any class.” – Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal

Look for All Aboard! in August 2010:

All Aboard!
Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine

By Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
32 Pages
ISBN 978-0-88776-945-0

For anyone who is fascinated by steam engines and the joy of invention, All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine, with its playful, informative text and lively illustrations, is a wonderful introduction to biography, to invention, and to the man whose mind was so full of ideas that he was able to create an oil cup that made train travel faster and safer for everyone.

Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year is on Sunday, February 14 and this year and we are celebrating the year of the Tiger!

A Little Tiger in the Chinese Night
An Autobiography in Art
By Song Nan Zhang
48 Pages
ISBN 978-0-88776-356-4

“His descriptions of life in China, in both prose and paintings…offer an excellent introduction to the modern history of a complex country.” – School Library Journal

Once Upon a Full Moon
By Elizabeth Quan
48 Pages
ISBN 978-0-88776-813-2

“…a poignant memoir… Quan’s vibrant watercolors will help young readers follow the simple but vocabulary-rich text.” – The Washington Post Book World

The Children of China
An Artist’s Journey
By Song Nan Zhang
32 Pages
ISBN 978-0-88776-448-6

“His intricate details carefully portray the wide variety of lifestyles, and his beautiful faces glow with deep contentment.” – MultiCultural Review

Fall in love… with books!

Don’t forget! Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, February 14, 2010! Click on the covers for more information:

Nana’s Getting Married
By Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
ISBN 978-0-88776-911-5

“…brassy chalk-pastel illustrations feature caricatures with comedic particulars…. this message about open-mindedness and acceptance hits its mark.” – Publishers Weekly

Here Comes the Bride
By Beatrice Masini
Illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone
ISBN 978-0-88776-898-9

“…Masini’s story is a flurry of comedy…. Cantone’s paintings with collage are a marvel.…give readers their first laugh beginning on page one.” – School Library Journal

I Love Chocolate
By Davide Cali
Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi
ISBN 978-0-88776-912-2

“…a sweet storytime.”
School Library Journal


A Wizard in Love
By Mireille Levert
Illustrated by Marie Lafrance
ISBN 978-0-88776-901-6

“… this is not your average love story!”
– Excellent from Resource Links


The Princess Who Had Almost Everything
By Mireille Levert
Illustrated by Josee Masse
ISBN 978-0-88776-887-3

“… This tale helps entertain as well as promises a solution to boredom. It encourages the gifts of imagination and creativity. Fun for all!” – Resource Links

The Lime Green Secret
By Georgia Graham
ISBN 978-0-88776-841-5

“… The book captures the spirit of dressing up for a special occasion, and it’s fun to see the wedding through the eyes of the flower girl…” – Wedded Bits,

Retold by Michele Marineau
Illustrated by Mylene Pratt
ISBN 978-0-88776-825-5

“There’s never been a Cinderella story without a happy ending, and this one is no exception. Exceptional here, though, is the droll, modernist retelling, with charming illustrations to match.” – Globe and Mail

OLA Super Conference 2010 in Toronto

Will you be attending the 2010 OLA Super Conference? The conference will be taking place on February 24-27, 2010 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Tundra will be at booth #720 to tell you about our new and upcoming books! You can also come by to pick up our catalogues, posters, postcards, and bookmarks.

We are also hosting author signings at our booth! Be sure to line-up early, the first 50 people will receive a complimentary copy (finished books, unless noted otherwise). The only catch is… you have to meet the author! Not bad at all…


Thursday, February 25, 2010:

  1. 10:30am – Heather Hartt-Sussman will be signing finished copies of Nana’s Getting Married
  2. 11amAnn Love will be signing finished copies of Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets
  3. 11:30amMonica Kulling will be signing F&Gs of All Aboard!
  4. 12:15pmShane Peacock will be signing ARCs of Death in the Air
  5. 1pm – Laura Beingessner will be signing finished copies of Sail Away with Me
  6. 2pmRichard Scrimger will be signing finished copies of Me & Death
  7. 3pmTheo Caldwell will be signing finished copies of Finn the half-Great


Friday, February 26, 2010:

  1. 10:30am – Marla Stewart Konrad will be signing finished copies of Grand and I Like to Play
  2. 1pm – Rona Arato will be signing finished copies of Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium
  3. 2pmJ. Torres will be signing chapbooks of Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden

Also, be sure to check out Session #1229:

Friday, February, 26, 2010 at 2:10pm

Read Fresh: Why we need Canadian books
Kathy Lowinger, Past Publisher, Tundra Books

For years hardly a single children’s book was published in Canada. Now we have a rich, diverse body of literature to call our own, but we may lose this hard-won national treasure. Why should we care? What should we do? And what are the must-have Canadian books for every library?