Reading for the Love of It 2010

Will you be attending Reading for the Love of It this year? The conference will be taking place on February 11-12, 2010 at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto.

Tundra will be at booth #431 to tell you about our new and upcoming books! You can come by to pick up catalogues, F&Gs (Folded & Gathered pages), chapbooks, posters, postcards, and bookmarks. We will also have author signings at our booth!

On Thursday, February 11th at 12:15, Nan Forler will be signing finished copies of Bird Child

On Friday, Feburary 12th at 11:00am, J. Torres will be signing chapbooks of Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden. Then at 1pm, Monica Kulling will be signing finished copies of It’s a Snap! Finally, at 2pm, we have Theo Caldwell signing finished copies of Finn the half-Great.


Be sure to line-up early, there are a limited amount of signed books for you to take home and read!

Celebrating Our Natural Sizes

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 1st to 7th. Ask a teacher or librarian to help you find books about eating disorders or talk to your doctor if you have any questions.

Author and illustrator, Lesley Fairfield, shares her experience in Tyranny:

By Lesley Fairfield
ISBN 978-0-88776-903-0
Graphic Novel
120 Pages

Lesley Fairfield is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in illustration. Her work appears in many children’s books. Lesley’s personal thirty-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia has informed her work concerning body image, which has appeared in Dance in Canada magazine and in York University’s International Women’s Studies Journal.

Click here to read Open Book: Toronto’s interview with Lesley Fairfield.

Praise for Tyranny:

Tyranny is a page-turner… ” – NOW Magazine

“… It’s a powerful book: spare, probing, tough-minded.” – dig! Magazine

“…boldly honest about the disease and its consequences…. A well-proportioned volume with a haunting story and characters…” – Kirkus Reviews

“The graphic form impels but doesn’t rush the reader along with Anna on her dangerous dance with a severe and recurrent eating disorder. The malevolent squiggle that is Tyranny is never out of the picture for long.” – The Globe and Mail

“… The illustrations also show the reader the devastation to her body that Anna cannot see. Fairfield aptly shows the insidious nature of eating disorders as well as the control of the disorder…. Clearly portrays how difficult recovery can be…. Highly recommended.” – Excellent, Resource Links

For more information on eating disorders, visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.


On this day in 1920, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence!

In 1919, Parliament voted to merge the Force with the Dominion Police, a federal police force with jurisdiction in eastern Canada. When the legislation took effect on February 1, 1920, the name became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and headquarters was moved to Ottawa from Regina. –

In this loving homage to the RCMP Musical Ride, Maxwell Newhouse captures its spirit – from the riders to the equipment, the training, and the horses – in words and art:

The RCMP Musical Ride
By Maxwell Newhouse
24 Pages
ISBN 978-0-88776-683-1
The pageantry of the sleek black horses, their intricate dancelike steps, and the thrilling play of lances make the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police an unforgettable experience. Rooted in the cavalry drills of the Great March West of 1874, the modern-day Musical Ride now represents the best in horsemanship.

For the tour schedule of the RCMP Musical Ride, please visit for more information.