Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards 2014 Longlist

Whimsy Heavy ThingsCanadian Booksellers Association (CBA) and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) have announced the 2014 CBA Libris Awards longlist. Voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, the CBA Libris Awards honours talented authors whose works were embraced by book-buyers, and the dedicated professionals who ensured those authors’ books connected meaningfully with readers.

Tundra would like to congratulate Julie Kraulis, Whimsy’s Heavy Things has been nominated for the Children’s Picture book of the Year!

The longlist will be voted on by book industry members, with a shortlist being released in April. The winners will be announced at the Libris Awards Gala taking place on June 2, 2014 as part of Retail Council Canada’s annual STORE Conference.

Congratulations to the other nominated authors and illustrators:

  • The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illustrated by Matthew Forsyth
  • Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el, Illustrated by Tim Bowers
  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, Illustrated by Barbara Reid
  • Lasso the Wind by George Elliott Clarke, illustrated by Susan Tooke
  • Binky: License to Scratch by Ashley Spires
  • This Little Hamster by Kass Reich

Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award

Tundra Books is happy to announce that the following books have been named to the 2014 Notable Books for a Global Society winners’ list!

Legends Icons and RebelsLegends, Icons & Rebels
Music That Changed the World

Written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, and Jared Levine
Hardcover with 2 CDs | 128 Pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN: 978-1-77049-571-5
“Wow, just wow! This book is big in every way. . . . The book’s art is hard to resist . . . it’s a treat that the words grab as much as the pictures.” — Starred Review, Booklist

My Name Is BlessingMy Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 6-9
ISBN: 978-1-77049-301-8
“This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. It’s difficult to broach poverty, disability and custody issues in so few pages without sounding maudlin, but Walters manages by speaking simply. . . . With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms.” — Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

About Notable Books for a Global Society
This award is sponsored by the International Reading Association (IRA) Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group. Each year a panel of judges selects 25 books published in the preceding year to represent the interests of students in grades K-12 on the many issues of diversity, social justice, and multicultural literature. More information about the committee and all past winners’ lists can be found on their website.

2014 OLA Super Conference

TundraOLASC
Sorry! Due to technically difficulties, we weren’t able to post this earlier, but it is better late than never! Tundra Books will be exhibiting at the OLA Super Conference this year! Please visit us at booth #716-724 to learn about our new and upcoming books. And, we will be having author signings at our booth! With each author signing, we will be handing out complimentary copies of the title at a first come, first serve basis. So don’t forget! There’s a limited number of signed books to give away!

Natale on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
MillhouseMillhouse
Written by Natale Ghent
Hardcover | 192 Pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN 978-1-77049-639-2
eBook 978-1-77049-641-5
Fans of the I, Freddy series and Charlotte’s Web will be won over by this charming, delightfully told and illustrated story of a petshop misfit – a hairless guinea pig with a penchant for Shakespeare.

Eric on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
My Name Is BlessingMy Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 6-9
ISBN 978-1-77049-301-8
“This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. It’s difficult to broach poverty, disability and custody issues in so few pages without sounding maudlin, but Walters manages by speaking simply…. With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Marthe on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
What We HideWhat We Hide
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | 288 Pages | Ages 14+
ISBN 978-1-77049-642-2
eBook 978-1-77049-644-6
Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny’s chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has secrets. Jenny pretends she has a boyfriend. Robbie and Luke pretend they don’t. Brenda won’t tell what happened with the school doctor. Percy won’t tell about his famous dad. Oona lies to everyone. Penelope lies only to herself.

Marthe and Richard on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2:05 p.m
Viminy Crowes Comic BookViminy Crowe’s Comic Book
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger
Illustrated by Claudia Davila
Hardcover | 336 Pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN 978-1-77049-479-4
eBook 978-1-77049-480-0
When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto’s Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle’s steampunk comic hit. Wylder, a fan of the Flynn comics, opens this new one eagerly, astounded to see the girl who was just yelling at him inside the comic. Fascinated, he follows Addy into the bathroom, and the adventure begins…

Follow @TundraBooks@nataleghent@EricRWalters@scissorhouse, and @richardscrimger on twitter! You can also follow #OLASC14 for the latest news and updates!

2014 ALA Midwinter

MW14_WereExhibitingTundra Books will be exhibiting at ALA Midwinter this year! Please visit Alison and Tara at booth #857 to learn about our new and upcoming books. And, we will have author signings at our booth! With each author signing, we will be handing out complimentary copies of the title at a first come, first serve basis. So don’t forget! There’s a limited number of signed books to give away!

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Marthe Jocelyn will be signing Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book at 11:00 am.
Viminy Crowes Comic BookViminy Crowe’s Comic Book
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger
Illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Hardcover | 336 Pages | Ages 9-12
Available May 13, 2014
ISBN 978-1-77049-479-4
eBook 978-1-77049-480-0
When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto’s Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle’s steampunk comic hit: FLYNN GOSTER in GOLD RUSH TRAIN. Wylder, a fan of the Flynn comics, opens this new one eagerly, astounded to see the girl who was just yelling at him inside the comic. Fascinated, he follows Addy into the bathroom, and the adventure begins . . .

Sunday, January 26, 2013
Sebastian Robertson will be signing Legends, Icons & Rebels at 10:00 am.
Legends Icons and RebelsLegends, Icons & Rebels
Music That Changed the World
Written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine
Hardcover | 128 Pages | Ages 9-12
Released on October 8, 2013
ISBN 978-1-77049-571-5
Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal – one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages.

We can’t wait to see you at the Grand Opening Reception on the exhibit floor! Hellooo Philadelphia!

Follow @TundraBooks@scissorhouse, @Seb_Rob, and the @LegendsBook on twitter! You can also follow #alamw14 for the latest news and updates!

BabyFly#ALAMW14 #Giveaway
For those of you who are unable to attend ALA MW, don’t fret. We have something here for you too! We’re hosting a giveaway for a set of books: The Worm and The Fly by Elise Gravel.

How do you win this hilarious series? Easy, tell us in the comments below if you’re Team Worm or Team Fly. For another entry, tweet one of these:

@TundraBooks I’m on Team Worm! #alamw14 #DisgustingCritters http://ow.ly/i/4niM5
@TundraBooks I’m on Team Fly! #alamw14 #DisgustingCritters http://ow.ly/i/4niNY

Giveaway ends Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm. So get tweeting!