November Pub Date Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our Pub Date Giveaway! We used to generate the winning number:

Oh sweet 16! Betty Dennis picked Design It! by Rona Arato, illustrated by Claudia Newell. Congratulations and please check your inbox for an e-mail from us!

Don’t worry if you didn’t win anything this round, we will be doing this again in the new year! As a heads up, our next few Pub Dates are on January 11, 2011 and February 8, 2011.

We’re also trying something new – a new giveaway contest for those on facebook! It’s called Tag Tundra.

All you have to do is tag yourself on the book cover(s) that you would like to win! If you think a friend or family member would also be interested in winning a copy, tag them as well! This first batch of Tag Tundra ends on November 14, 2010. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on November 15, 2010. To give everyone an equal chance, winners will be randomly selected.

Here’s how you “tag” a book cover on facebook:

  1. First, you have to be logged into your facebook account.
  2. Next, you have to stop by the Tundra Books page.
  3. You can find the Tag Tundra album under our Photos tab on the top or in our news feed.
  4. Click on the Tag Tundra photo album.
  5. You may choose to tag all the book covers or just one. To do so, click on the book cover and on the bottom right, click on “Tag This Photo.”
  6. The tag function will now be activated, click anywhere on the cover!
  7. Your name and a list of your friend’s names will pop up. Simply click and check the boxes of those you want to tag (maybe they’ll share the book with you).
  8. When you’re done, click on the “Done Tagging” button on the top right corner. This will save all your tags.

Good luck and have fun! We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback too.

Tuesdays with Tundra 6

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

Counting on Snow
By Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-985-6
US $14.95 / CAN $16.99
Ages 2-5
“… perfectly paced: each turn of the page reveals a new level of intensity in the growing blizzard, bringing an enjoyable hide-and-seek element…. Newhouse infuses every creature’s peering black eyes with character and life…. Newhouse’s sensitive portrayal of the stark Arctic landscape creates an atmospheric chilliness that perfectly captures a winter evening north of the 49th parallel. Original without being gimmicky, Counting on Snow should come with the purchase of every crib in this country, as it has all the makings of a Canadian classic.” – Starred Review, Quill & Quire

Design It! The Ordinary Things You Use Everyday and the Not-So-Ordinary Ways They Came to Be
By Rona Arato
Illustrated by Claudia Newell
ISBN 978-0-88776-846-0
US $20.95 / CAN $22.99
Ages 8-11
“… Arato goes beyond the question of how an object is designed to consider why. Kids are challenged to look closely at the products in their own homes, think critically about what makes for good design, and just as important, imagine how certain objects can be improved…. With its quirky cartoons, fun facts, and thought-provoking challenges, Design It! is a perfect introduction to the way the products we use each day, from toasters to telephones, came to be.” – Quill & Quire

Zero Kisses for Me
By Manuela Monari
Illustrated by Virginie Soumagnac
ISBN 978-1-77049-208-0
US $15.95 / CAN $17.99
Ages 4-7
“…Monari’s slight tale of a little child with big-kid ambitions is spot on the mark. Told mostly in a loving dialogue between mother and child, the language and syntax are true to life and utterly believable. Soumagnac’s cartoon-style illustrations are a perfect match….  This is a sit-on-your-lap, kiss-and-hug read-aloud.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Pub Date Giveaway: ‘Tis almost the season to be giving. Which book would you love to get your hands on? Leave us a comment below and one lucky reader will receive a copy of their requested book, courtesy of Tundra! One request per person and please review our rules. This offer ends at midnight on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010!

Ghost Tracker Winners

Thank you for entering our ghostly giveaway contest. There were many great entries and because of that, we had a hard time agreeing on one Grand Prize winner. With so many heartfelt and creative responses, we’ve decided to give everyone an even chance and went to our trusty random generator. We hope you understand!

The Grand Prize winner number is 7!
Congratulations to Inspired Kathy! You will be getting the “Ghost Trackers” duffel bag and a copy of Ghost Trackers. Please check your inbox for an e-mail from us.

Here are the 5 winning numbers for the secondary prize:

Congratulations to Crissy Durst, Cheryl Schenk, Velvet Hubler, Alexis Wenzowski, and Laura! You will each be getting a copy of Ghost Trackers, please check your inbox for an e-mail from us.

For more information about the “Ghost Trackers” television show, have a look at this clip:

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!

Trick or Treat

No tricks whatsoever, we’re giving away some ghostly treats today! Take a look at the Grand Prize, courtesy of CCI Entertainment and Tundra Books:

The grand prize is a sturdy “Ghost Trackers” duffel bag (imagine going trick-or-treating with this) and a copy of Ghost Trackers.

This bag will fit all your ghost tracking tools and it even includes a shoulder strap and small mesh bag.

In case you don’t win the Grand Prize, we’re also giving away 5 copies of Ghost Trackers so that you can learn to be the ultimate ghost tracker this Halloween! Here is more information about the book:

Ghost Trackers: The Unreal World of Ghosts, Ghost-Hunting, and the Paranormal
Written by Chris Gudgeon & CCI Entertainment
Paperback | 80 Pages | Ages 9+
ISBN 9780887769504

Inspired by the hit television series “Ghost Trackers,” this ghostly tome invites readers to explore the mysteries that haunt us all: ghostly histories, how to equip yourself to explore a haunted house, the latest on what the scientists think. All this and much more is packed into this fascinating book.

In the world of Ghost Trackers, kids who are interested in ghosts and the paranormal search for answers to the questions we all have about the afterlife. Full of stories of sightings, both ancient and recent, and information about becoming a ghost tracker, this book demands to be read and shared. After all, who knows if ghosts are evidence of life after death or if they are simply a natural occurrence we are yet to understand?

What do you have to do to enter, you ask?

  • Please leave a comment below telling us if you were to see a ghost, who would you want it to be, and why?
  • The staff at Tundra will decide on their favourite response and that person will win the Grand Prize.
  • The 5 Ghost Tracker book winners will be chosen at random.
  • We will ship to Canada and the U.S.A. – so keep in mind you will need a Canadian or American mailing address to receive the prize.
  • The giveaway closes on October 29, 2010 at 11:00 am EST.
  • Please read our giveaway rules here.