Julia, Child releases today! While this picture book contains no true knowledge of (the real) Julia Child and should be taken with a grain of salt and perhaps even a generous pat of butter, we hope that you will find something here to savor. If you discover, as we have, that some stories taste best when shared with others, then all the better.
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 5-9
Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter—and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and staying young. A playful, scrumptious celebration of the joy of eating, the importance of never completely growing up, and mastering the art of having a good time, Julia, Child is a fictional tale loosely inspired by the life and spirit of the very real Julia Child.
To celebrate, today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, we’ll send out a tweet from our @TundraBooks account and the more retweets it gets, the more prize packages we unlock. So share the sweepstakes with your friends and increase all your chances at winning!
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— Tundra Books (@TundraBooks) July 8, 2014
If we get 15 retweets, it will unlock the first prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery by Rosie Daykin; and Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr.
If we get 25 retweets, it will unlock the second prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones; and Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz.
If we get 50 retweets, it will unlock the third prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories by David Lebovitz; and The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier.
If we get 100 retweets, it will unlock the fourth prize pack level: Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad; My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme; Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle; Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2 by Julia Child and Simone Beck; Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking by Julia Child; The Way to Cook by Julia Child; and The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child.
Some fine print:
No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes will be posted from @TundraBooks account. The prize and sweepstakes hashtag will be defined in the twitter post. All entries must be submitted via Twitter.com, in response to the sweepstakes post and/or including the appropriate sweepstakes hashtag to be valid. Limit one entry per person, multiple tweets from the same person and/or twitter account will be void.
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National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the many children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. To learn more, please visit www.nationaladoptionday.org.
By François Thisdale
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 3-6
This exceptional book about adoption is a comforting story for children and families who have experienced it first-hand, a tribute to the author’s own adopted child, and a very heartfelt thank-you for the gift of family.
By Deborah Hodge
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
Hardcover | 24 Pages | Ages 5-8
In gentle text, Deborah Hodge tells the story of one small girl’s adoption: the hopes and prayers of her Canadian parents, their trip to the other side of the world, their meeting with the new baby, and the very long ride home to the new family waiting for Emma.
Anne of Green Gables
By L.M. Montgomery
Illustrated by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson
Introduction by Kate Butler MacDonald
Hardcover | 328 Pages | All Ages
Anne (with an ‘e’ of course) starts out as a mistake. The elderly Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert had planned on adopting a boy to help Matthew with the chores on their Prince Edward Island farm. What are they to do with the red-haired, high-spirited girl who arrives instead?
A Home for Foundlings
By Marthe Jocelyn
Trade Paperback | 120 Pages | All Ages
Thousands of mothers carried their babies to the gates of the Foundling Hospital desperate to save them from the cruel streets of eighteenth-century London. Each baby was left with a personal “token” – identification if a repentant mother ever returned to reclaim her child.
By Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | 256 Pages | Ages 12+
Set in the late 1800’s, Marthe Jocelyn’s stunning new novel is told in the voices of four people whose lives and destinies intertwine. There’s Mary, who begins “exceeding ignorant” (apart from what a girl can learn from family mayhem, a dead mother, and a grim stepmother) and winds up encountering lust and betrayal when she becomes a servant in a fine house in London. Mary’s nemesis is another maid in the household, Eliza. Eliza also knows lust and betrayal, but she doesn’t know who is betraying who.
Raspberry House Blues
By Linda Holeman
Trade Paperback | 248 Pages | Ages 11-14
Poppy is on an odyssey. Her adoptive mother has taken off to find herself, so Poppy decides to live with her adoptive father, his new wife, Calypso, and their toddler, Sandeep, in a ramshackle rasp-berry-colored house. At first Poppy is distressed by the disordered household, which is unlike anything she has ever known, but soon it becomes a jumping-off point for her search for her birth mother.
By Linda Holeman
Trade Paperback | 264 pages
The year is 1900 and orphaned 14-year-old Rosetta and her beloved younger sister Flora sail from England as “home girls.” They are sent to Canada so that they can have a chance at family life. Their dreams are shattered when Flora is adopted, but Rosetta is deemed to be too old. She is to become a farm worker, far from Flora’s new home.
“…informative, straightforward and, most of all, entertaining…. The fun and frank approach isn’t, however, just for kids. It’s meant to be appealing to parents and caregivers, too, and wit and warmth – along with solid information about the intricacies of the human body – are in no short supply.” – The Medical Post
“Using amusing, cartoon-y watercolor illustrations and a couple of paragraphs of text per page, the book provides correct terminology for the kid-familiar terms.”– Kirkus Reviews
“Helping launch the Body Works series, this informative guide explores the facts behind ‘burps, hiccups, stomach growls, and farts.’ Weissmann’s cartoons depict wafting fumes and awkward glances as Fromer and Gerstein discuss what causes these sounds” – Publishers Weekly
“…the books keep things simple, straightforward, and almost entirely squirm-free…. Fun facts are offered, as are true-or-false questions and health tips…. You couldn’t really ask for a more straightforward and snicker-free handling of body-related topics. These books would work very well in a classroom or as a health primer.” – Quill & Quire
Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies
A History of Horse Breeds
By Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson
Hardcover | 72 Pages | All Ages
Thousands of years ago people living on the steppes of central Asia realized that horses could transport them long distances, help them fight their wars, pull their plows, and provide them with sport and companionship. Ever since, horses and human history have been intertwined.
Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds
A History of Dog Breeds
By Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson
Hardcover | 72 Pages | All Ages
Since prehistoric times, humans and dogs have shared a unique bond and both have served each other well. Early people discarded food and as a result, wild wolves cast fear and caution aside, following and approaching their two-legged neighbors until they became less wary of each other. As humans hunted, fished, herded, and hauled, they found ways to benefit from the presence and talents of these animals. Over time, both learned to work together, rely on, and like each other.
The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets
By Ann Love and Jane Drake
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Hardcover | 80 Pages | Ages 9-12
From our earliest beginnings, we have shared our lives with animals. Jane Drake and Ann Love explore the ties that humans and their pets have formed. With fun and fascinating facts, they address Dog People and Cat People. (Why does a cat wind around her owner’s legs? She’s rubbing her owner with glands on her face to say “you’re mine.”) They also introduce us to more unusual pets. There’s Polly the parrot, who lived through the Klondike Gold Rush to be 126 years old by belting back whiskey, swearing, and biting gold miners. And, of course, there are fish and reptiles, rodents and horses, all of whom can be beloved pets.