Guest Post: Lorna Schultz Nicholson

From November 21 to 24, hockey players from across Canada, the United States, Finland, and Mexico came together for some team competition. Lorna Schultz Nicholson, the author of the Puckster series, went to cheer them on and celebrate!

Lorna Schultz Nicholson: Girls can and do play hockey! Over 62 teams and 1,100 players took part in Wickfest 2013 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta. There were 150 games played in three short days. Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser, the tournament organizer was on hand the entire weekend to meet and greet. As well as running a top notch tournament, she put on her skates to give seminars to help others improve their skills. This year she had Bryan Trottier, Danielle Goyette, and Caroline Ouellette on the ice for the skills sessions. Also this year, the tournament had two international teams attend and girls flew in from Mexico City, (yes, Mexico has girls hockey and they were so excited, especially when they won a game and when they got their Puckster books) and Finland. When Hayley played in the men’s league in Finland she billeted with a family who had a little girl. Well, that girl now plays hockey so they flew overseas to play in the tournament.

I was thrilled to be on hand to sign Puckster books at the autograph session with other members of our Canadian Olympic Team. Of course, Puckster stole the show and was asked to pose for many photographs!

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From left to right – Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Genevieve Lacasse, Jennifer Wakefield, Shannon Szabados, Hayley Wickenheiser, me, Laura Fortino, Lauriane Rougeau, Melodie Daoust, Vicki Bendas, and in front is artist Zinour Fathoullin.

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Here I am with Genevieve Lacasse (blue) and Jennifer Wakefield (green). They love the Puckster books!

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Look at the line-ups! Young girls waited over an hour to meet their heroes.

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Puckster says hello!

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I’m signing Puckster books and then the books were signed by the players!

Tuesdays with Tundra 24

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

Checkers and Dot
Written by J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Lum
Board Board | 16 Pages
Ages 0-4
ISBN: 978-1-77049-441-1
“We love the look of Checkers and Dot, a new series board books specially designed to be visually appealing to babies….” – The 49th Shelf

Checkers and Dot at the Zoo
Written by J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Lum
Board Book | 16 Pages
Ages 0-4
ISBN: 0-478-1-77049-442-8
Checkers and Dot at the Zoo invites us to follow along with Checkers and Dot as they explore the zoo, meeting animals, black, white and patterned, too.

In My First NASCAR Racing Series, children will be introduced to their early basic concepts through four exciting titles that will teach them all about their ABC’s, 123’s, shapes, and colors. Children and parents alike will enjoy these fully illustrated board books with such themes as counting cars, drivers and tires to learning colors through the colorful array of NASCAR cars and team uniforms. This exciting new series is officially licensed by NASCAR and offers children the opportunity to learn these essential concepts through the fun and wonderful exciting world of NASCAR.

Board Book | 24 Pages | Ages 2-4
ISBN: 978-1-77049-428-2

Board Book | 30 Pages | Ages 2-4
ISBN: 978-1-77049-429-9

Board Book | 26 Pages | Ages 2-4
ISBN: 978-1-77049-430-5

Board Book | 28 Pages | Ages 2-4
ISBN: 978-1-77049-431-2

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, tell us which new board book series (Checkers and Dot or My First NASCAR Racing Series) you love and one lucky reader will receive their requested books! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, October 29, 2012!

Update: Lucky number 6! Congratulations to Sandra! She’ll be receiving the Checkers and Dot series!