Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers is exhibiting at ALA Annual this year in New Orleans! Please say “hello” to our amazing Associate Director of Marketing & Publicity, Vikki VanSickle. Give our Marketing & Publicity Manager, Sylvia Chan, a high five. And greet our Publisher, Tara Walker, with a fresh beignet at booth #2048. Actually, they’ll all take a beignet if you offer them. In exchange, they will be happy to tell you about our 2018 books or to answer any questions you may have and load your arms with lots of great giveaways!
ForeWord Reviews‘ Book of the Year Award winners were announced on June 25 at ALA in New Orleans. Congratulations to the following Tundra authors and illustrators:
Juvenile Fiction – Gold Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom
By Susin Nielsen
240 Pages | Hardcover
“Nielsen (Word Nerd) has created a narrator as sassy and candid as this memorable novel’s title….Nielsen skillfully balances her story’s keen humor…with poignancy. Especially affecting are Violet’s struggles to accept her father’s new family….” – Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
Juvenile Nonfiction – Gold Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets
By Ann Love and Jane Drake
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
80 Pages | Hardcover
“…These factoids, fictional or otherwise, about the intersection of animal and human lives provide the structure upon which sisters Ann Love and Jane Drake build another of their interesting and informative books…. Written in what might be described as an infectiously friendly fashion … and plentifully illustrated with witty watercolours by the irrepressible Bill Slavin, Talking Tails will appeal to those who are contemplating have a pet in their lives….” – The Globe and Mail
Juvenile Nonfiction – Silver Cyclist BikeList: The Book for Every Rider
By Laura Robinson
Illustrated by Ramón K. Pérez
64 Pages | Trade Paperback
“… The book is packed with information and fun facts, covers everything from the history of bicycles, to choosing a bike and fueling yourself up for long rides. The illustrations are lively and the writing informative and engaging, communicating a deep knowledge and passion for the sport….” – Momentum Magazine
Young Adult Nonfiction – Bronze Yes You Can! Your Guide to Becoming an Activist
By Jane Drake and Ann Love
144 Pages | Trade Paperback
“Young people who want to effect change are guided by a sequence of nine steps and inspirational examples of grassroots activism…. The style is conversational and the tone offers realistic encouragement to teens looking to solve problems. Teachers will approve of the focus on the importance of developing writing and speaking skills, being mindful of one’s online reputation, and learning how to evaluate project efforts. This title will primarily serve as a how-to, although the time lines, an accessible index, and factual information about anti-smoking campaigns, recycling, and children’s rights make it a useful historical perspective of activism.” – School Library Journal
Congratulations to our finalists too! You can also view the entire list of winners to see who won the other gold, silver, and bronze awards.
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