2023 ALA Annual Conference

Hello book lovers! The Tundra Books team is headed to ALA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition happening in Chicago on June 22nd to June 27th. We’ll be showcasing many of our wonderful titles at booth 2715! Come by and say hello to our Marketing and Publicity Senior Associate, Sam Devotta; our Marketing and Publicity Associate Director, Sylvia Chan; our Associate Publisher, Elizabeth Kribs; our Publisher, Tara Walker; and our CEO Kristin Cochrane!

We have lots of great programming scheduled with our awesome guest authors, so be sure to check out our list of panels and signings below!


Saturday, June 24th

From 10:30am to 11:20am at the Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage (next to booth 1326), join author Ben Clanton for the Booklist Graphic Novels Panel, Part I.

From 1:00pm to 1:50pm at the Author Autographing Station 4, join Ben Clanton for a signing of A Super Scary Narwhalloween.

Sunday, June 25th

From 10:30am to 11:20am at the Diversity in Publishing Stage (next to booth 5240), join author Deke Moulton for a talk on Anti-Semitism and Re-Writing Stories in Middle Grade.

From 12:30pm to 1:20pm at the Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage (next to booth 1326), join author Ben Clanton for Putting the ‘Sea’ in Comics: Ben Clanton Talks Narwhal and Jelly and Comics for Young Readers.

From 2:30pm to 3:30pm in McCormick Place (Room W183a), join author Jackie Khalilieh for a panel on Advancing Social Justice With Young Adult Literature.

Monday, June 26th

From 10:30am to 11:20am at the Chapter One Stage (Next to Booth 1342), join author Jackie Khalilieh for a talk on YA Romance for the Neurodiverse.


We will also be hosting signings at booth 2715! This is based on first come, first serve. One copy per person while quantities last and you must be in line for the signing to receive a complimentary copy.

Looking for literary assets for your schools and libraries? We’ve got you covered, ask about our catalogs, brochures, posters, postcards, bookmarks, buttons, art cards, sticker sheets, and pop sockets!

And don’t forget to follow us online @tundrabooks as we post live from the show floors!

2017 ALA Annual Conference

ala-ac-2017Dear book lovers,

Tundra Books is exhibiting at ALA Annual this year with a very special anniversary in mind. Paired with the great city of Chicago and all its art, we’re bringing something special to the exhibit floor on opening night!

Please say hello to our wonderful marketing and publicity colleagues, Sylvia and Vikki, along with our esteemed publisher, Tara at booth #3826. They will be happy to tell you about our new and upcoming books or to answer any questions you may have. Here is our schedule of booth events:

Friday, June 23, 2017
#Tundra50 Pop-Up Gallery
We asked our illustrators to craft something on the back of our #Tundra50 anniversary tote bags. What they came up with blew us away! As a special treat to ALA Annual attendees, we are having a pop-up gallery from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 23, 2017. Join us at booth 3826 for our original art showcase, it’s for one-night only!
Tundra50 Tote Bags

Saturday, June 24, 2017
REBECCA GREEN will be signing How to Make Friends with a Ghost art cards from 10:00 am to 10:30 am in the morning and 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the afternoon.
ASHLEY SPIRES will be signing Over-Scheduled Andrew and Edie’s Ensembles from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Sunday, June 25, 2017
MARTHE JOCELYN will be signing Sam Sorts from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Saturday to Monday only: If you’ve got your aisle-by-aisle coupon filled out, you can exchange it for our #Tundra50 Anniversary tote bag (while supplies last)!

Follow @TundraBooks and @alaannual on twitter or instagram. You can also follow #alaac17 for the latest news and updates! We’ll be posting reminders using the ALA hashtag.

2015 ALA Midwinter

MW15_WereExhibitingWe’re back from the Windy City! It was a whirlwind weekend as Editorial Director Tara and Publishing Coordinator Sylvia flew in to set up booth #4829. We met many librarians, all excited and passionate about the books. Then, we survived the fifth-largest blizzard to ever come down on Chicago, but luckily none of our flights were canceled! Of course, that didn’t overshadow the highlight of every Midwinter, the Youth Media Awards! Congratulations to all the deserving authors, illustrators, and publishers!

01ALAMW15We heard many praises for our beautiful bunting hanging on the front table. Most of the flags on the bunting feature the end papers from our books!

02ALAMW15Thanks to Samantha Devotta, we had lots of sneaky dwarfs hanging around our booth!

03ALAMW15There’s another one, sleeping on the job! They’re from Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali and illustrated by Raphaëlle Barbanègre.

04ALAMW15Not letting the dwarfs run the whole show were the disgusting critters. Creeping out of our nonfiction section were spiders and head lice.

05ALAMW15On the other end, our middle grade and young adult novels. Such stunning covers!

06ALAMW15It felt like Sadie came and decorated this spot with paper dolls and fox masks. Which, by the way, you can learn how to make from this activity kit!

07ALAMW15Giveaway table! ARCs for Best Friends through Eternity, Heartache and Other Natural Shocks, and Every Word. We had beautiful art cards for This Is Sadie and Adventures with Barefoot Critterspostcards for An Armadillo in Paris, bookmarks for Audrey (cow), Every Breath, and If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur. Memory card activity sheets for Nancy Knows, recipe cards for Julia, Child and a door hanger for Bob’s Hungry Ghost. Lots and lots of posters too!

08ALAMW15We spotted Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity in our neighbor’s booth.

09ALAMW15We also went to check out our publishing partners in the US, Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi is with Algonquin Young Readers.

10ALAMW15Our US publishing partner for Outstanding in the Rain by Frank Viva is Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Such a great show, we can’t wait for ALA Annual in San Francisco! If you’d like a look at our 2015 books, please click here for our brochure. For MORE photos from ALA Midwinter, you can see the full album here on facebook.

Shortlist for the 2013 Sunburst Award

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award to recognize stellar writing, named after the first novel by Phyllis Gotlieb (1926–2009), one of the first published authors of contemporary Canadian science fiction.

The shortlisted works in the young adult category are:

The Green ManThe Green Man
By Michael Bedard
Hardcover | 320 Pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-285-1
eBook: 978-1-77049-293-6
“Fifteen-year-old O—short for Opehlia, but don’t call her that—spends the summer with her Aunt Emily, whose poor health means that Emily is as much nurse as niece. A well known poet in her day, Emily now runs a ramshackle secondhand bookstore called The Green Man, and over the course of the summer O will discover that it is not only her aunt who is haunted by the past. The author’s lyrical prose illuminates this haunting love story to the written word, and its power to captivate, enchant, and possess. Sympathetic characters, a creeping evil which must be defeated, and an endearing phantasmagorical Dead Poets Society inhabiting a bookshop are only some of the delights in this heavenly read.” —Jury Comments

Bright’s Light by Susan Juby
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Congratulations to the five shortlisted authors!

The awards will be presented in the fall of 2013. The jurors for the 2013 award are: Rebecca Bradley, Tony Burgess, Shari Lapeña, Barbara Roden, and Leon Rooke.