May Pub Date Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our fifth Pub Date Giveaway of the year! We used trusty random.org to generate the winning number:

13 for Friday the 13th? Well, it’s a lucky day for:

Congratulations to Lesley Morrison! You will be receiving Ludmila Zeman’s Sindbad, Sindbad in the Land of Giants, and Sindbad’s Secret.  Please check your inbox for an e-mail from us.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Our next Pub Date Giveaway will be on August 9, 2011 – the start of the fall season! Stay tuned for our new releases!

Tuesdays with Tundra 11

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

Ones and Twos
By Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
Hardcover | Ages 2-5
ISBN 978-1-77049-220-2
“This delightful concept book brings visual literacy to the forefront, supported by a minimal text…. The simple descriptive verses … are spot-on to reinforce images of numeracy, sorting, paring, common-object recognition, and the daily lives of young children. Each page or spread is illustrated with creative, engaging collages on paper, textured fabrics, and items … extending the opportunity for learning and discussion…. The charming collages are the stars of the show and will inspire curiosity” – Starred Review, School Library Journal

Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis
By Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by Mark Lang
Paperback | Ages 8-12
ISBN 978-1-77049-262-2
“More than an account of a fascinating life, Bogart’s introduction to this Canadian painter is a lesson in self-determination…. A lovely and inspiring book.” – School Library Journal

Picasso: Soul on Fire
By Rick Jacobson
Illustrated by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson
Paperback | Ages 10+
ISBN 978-1-77049-263-9
“Jacobson is to be congratulated for taking a little-known figure to children and making him – and modern art – accessible. Though aimed at ages 10 and up, the book’s compelling story, beautiful illustration and reproduced paintings of Picasso will appeal to anyone who loves art.” – Today’s Parent

The Adventures of Cosmo the Dodo Bird
By Patrice Racine
Paperback | Ages 6-9
A Friendship Begins ISBN 978-1-77049-246-2
The Great Illusion ISBN 978-1-77049-248-6
In Search of the Jewel ISBN 978-1-77049-245-5
The Mysterious Substance ISBN 978-1-77049-247-9

Cosmo is a dodo who was born on the island of Mauritius. But the fearless, flightless birds were no match for humans and their guns, and about three hundred years ago, dodos became extinct. Cosmo is the last of his kind, and since he knows firsthand the toll that people can take on Earth’s species, he becomes a champion of the environment.

The Adventures of Cosmo the Dodo Bird
By Patrice Racine
Paperback | Ages 8-11
The Quest for the Last Dodo Bird ISBN 978-1-77049-241-7
The Traveling Planet ISBN 978-1-77049-242-4
The Climate Masters ISBN 978-1-77049-243-1
The Chain Reaction ISBN 978-1-77049-244-8

In fast-paced text and eye-catching art, the Adventures of Cosmo the Dodo Bird encourages children to learn about their environment and the reason why it is important for them to protect it.

Sindbad: From the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights
Retold by Ludmila Zeman
Paperback | Ages 6+
ISBN 978-1-77049-264-6
“…Ludmila Zeman has retold and illustrated episodes from Arabian Nights, drawing the reader into the adventure as skillfully as Scheherazade enthralled King Shahriyat with her marvelous storytelling…Zeman’s meticulously researched illustrations recreate the elaborate carpet borders and richly detailed artwork of Persian miniature paintings.” – The Globe & Mail

Sindbad in the Land of Giants: From the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights
Retold by Ludmila Zeman
Paperback | Ages 6+
ISBN 9781770492660
“Engagingly written, the story is fleshed out by Zeman’s illustrations. Richly detailed, with intricate borders, the pictures are strongly reminiscent of Near Eastern miniatures, thus evoking the culture from which the story springs…. [F]or those who like adventure stories with gorgeous artwork, this title is a sound addition to folklore collections.” – School Library Journal

Sindbad’s Secret: From the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights
Retold by Ludmila Zeman
Paperback | Ages 6+
ISBN 9781770492653
“Zeman…preserve[s] much of the exoticism and excitement of the original [Sindbad stories]. Glowing pencil and watercolor illustrations are done in the style of ancient Persian miniatures.” – The Washington Post

Pub Date Giveaway: Which book would you love to read? 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. The Adventures of Cosmo the Dodo Bird will be given away as a set of four. Please specify if you want the picture book set or the chapter book set.  The Sindbad books will also be given away as a set of three. This giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, May 12, 2011!

Spring Blog Carnival

Hello and welcome to Talking with Tundra! We are so excited to be participating in the Spring Blog Carnival. We must thank our lovely hostesses, Angela from Reading Angel, Candace from Candace’s Book Blog, Lori from Pure Imagination, and Mary from The Book Swarm for deciding to throw this big blog party!

Aside from the giveaway hop, there are different booths for this carnival. Be sure to check them out for activities, challenges, and giveaways! At our carnival stand, you can enter to win the following humorous books:

What do you have to do to enter? Leave a comment below telling us your favourite carnival ride, midway game, or food. Our e-mail subscribers are automatically entered to win. If you haven’t subscribed yet, do so for one extra entry. Simply enter and verify your e-mail using the Subscribe widget at the top, right corner of this blog.

Details: This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the U.S.A. only. Please read our rules for more information.

Dates: This giveaway starts on Sunday, May 1, 2011 and ends on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at midnight. One winner will be selected and announced on Monday, May 9, 2011 to receive the prize pack.

After you enter our giveaway, hop onto another blog via Reading AngelCandace’s Book BlogPure Imagination, and The Book Swarm!

Stones for My Father Blog Tour: Day 5

What a royal day to end Trilby Kent’s Stones for My Father blog tour! Please visit today’s tour stop hostesses (and wear a fancy hat if you like):

Permanent links will be updated as they get posted throughout the day. If you want to win a copy of Stones for My Father, there is a giveaway on goodreads for 5 copies of the book. Some of the bloggers are also hosting giveaways for the book. Best of luck!

If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave it in the comment section below.

Don’t forget, you can also follow @TundraBooks, @trilbykent, and the blog tour bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #SFMF

Stones for My Father Blog Tour: Day 4

Greetings! We are on Day 4 of Trilby Kent’s Stones for My Father blog tour. We hope you’ve been having fun following along. Today’s tour stop hostesses are:

Permanent links will be updated as they get posted throughout the day. If you want to win a copy of Stones for My Father, there is a giveaway on goodreads for 5 copies of the book. Good luck!

If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave it in the comment section below.

Don’t forget, you can also follow @TundraBooks, @trilbykent, and the blog tour bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #SFMF