Tuesdays with Tundra 21

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

Mr. Zinger’s Hat
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Hardcover | Ages 4-6 | 32 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-253-0
eBook: 978-1-77049-364-3
This is the story of a bored little boy, who meets a man, and together they build a story. This story within a story is charming and changes both their lives … and quite possibly the readers as well. This wonderful new story is about stories, and story-telling, and is sure to enchant and instruct children at home and at school for years to come.

My Healthy Body
Written by Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD
Illustrated by Joe Weissmann
Hardcover | Ages 6-9 | 24 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-312-4
eBook: 978-1-77049-370-4
My Healthy Body is a fact-filled book about healthy habits – perfect for instilling the need to look after both mind and body in young children. Covering topics like sleep, exercise, nutrition, vaccines, eye care, social interaction, family, and hygiene this is the perfect go-to-title for general health care for 6 to 9 year old’s.

My Itchy Body
Written by Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD
Illustrated by Joe Weissmann
Hardcover | Ages 6-9 | 24 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-311-7
eBook: 978-1-77049-369-8
My Itchy Body is a fact-filled book about everything that itches: the causes, the cures, the myths, and the reality. Medically accurate information is presented in fun and lively text, and illustrated with a comic touch. Includes fun facts and sidebars, and a glossary.

The Big Book of Vampires
Written by Denise Despeyroux
Illustrated by Fernando Falcone
Hardcover | Ages 9+ | 112 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-371-1
A fabulously creepy collection of vampire lore for blood-thirsty little people. A perfect Halloween collection! A bloody great collection of vampire stories from around the world, in a large, beautifully illustrated edition – a perfect keepsake.

The Secret Fiend
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fourth Case
Written by Shane Peacock
Trade Paperback | Ages 10-14 | 272 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-385-8
The Secret Fiend is the fourth book in Shane Peacock’s award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series, combining brilliant storytelling with fascinating historical detail and a mystery worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature.

Talking Tails
The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets
Written by Ann Love and Jane Drake
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Trade Paperback | Ages 9-12 | 80 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-359-9
Part social history, part “owner manual,” Ann Love and Jane Drake present irresistible and heartwarming stories of pets through the ages, complemented by the captivating pen-and-ink-with-watercolor illustrations of artist Bill Slavin.

Pub Date Giveaway: Tell us which new release of ours you would love to read in the comments below and one lucky reader will receive their requested book!

One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, August 16, 2012!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Julie, who will be getting a copy of The Big Book of Vampires!

2011 Book of the Year Award Winners

ForeWord ReviewsBook of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. The decisions are based on editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the book adds to its genre.

Tundra would like to congratulate our finalists and winners for an outstanding job!

Young Adult Fiction

Silver Winner
First Descent
Written by Pam Withers
Hardcover | 272 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-257-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-274-5
Brisk, snappy language, an exotic setting and a socially-conscious tale of adventure well told – First Descent is a solid recommendation for adventure lovers of any age or gender.” – Canadian Children’s Book News

Honorable Mention
The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fifth Case
Written by Shane Peacock
Hardcover | 240 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-231-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-273-8
“…The mystery is well-paced, full of night-time thrills and shady characters, and our fallible hero … hopefully Shane Peacock isn’t done with his youthful protagonist yet.” – Excellent, Resource Links

Other winners in this category: Brooklyn, Burning and Drummer Girl.

Young Adult Nonfiction

Silver Winner
Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Written by Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Hardcover | 176 pages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-914-6
eBook: 978-1-77049-151-9
“[Gann and Willen] … have written an invaluable work that sets slavery into a much larger continuum that predates recorded history and continues even today in all parts of the world…. Gann and Willen are engaging storytellers…. Five Thousand Years of Slavery deserves a widespread distribution in school and public libraries.” – Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

Other winners in this category: Beyond Bullets, World Without Fish, and Law Made Fun through Harry Potter’s Adventures

National French Fries Day

Crinkle, shoestring, waffle-cut, curly, spicy, or slathered with cheese and gravy, French fries are awesome! That’s why we’re celebrating National French Fries Day with the French Fry King.

Who is the French Fry King? Well it all started with  a sausage dog named Roger. He is most definitely not the kind of dog that would chase the mail courier, chew on bicycle tires, or bark at every car that drives goes by. That’s boring!

Roger spends a great deal of time dreaming about his future. He starts up a food truck selling French fries and soon becomes a worldwide phenomenon. But does he find true happiness when he’s crowned the French Fry King?

You can find out by entering our giveaway contest to win a copy of the book! Leave a comment below telling us how you like your fries. Do you like them with ketchup? Salsa? Curry? Vinegar and pepper? We’ll pick a winner on Monday, July 16, 2012. Rules can be viewed here.

UPDATE: A winner has been randomly drawn!

The French Fry King
Written and illustrated by Rogé
Hardcover | Ages 4-7 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-350-6

“…the story and the illustrations are appealingly fantastical, with tall-tale exaggerations and witty interactions with satisfied customers. The illustrations have a chic, urban flair with a muted palette and some hints at the author/illustrator’s French-Canadian background, such as a few signs in both English and French…. Roger’s story conveys the subtle and salutary message that material achievement and fame does not necessarily include love and companionship, and a shared venture may be sweeter than solitary success.” – Kirkus Reviews

“It’s hard to resist a sausage dog with big ideas…. Along with a charming story about this irresistible protagonist, Rogé’s painted folk-art–inspired illustrations take us into Roger the sausage dog’s world. And what a world it is…. A pleasure to look at and a pleasure to read for parents, the six and under set, and aficionados of sausage dogs everywhere.” – Montreal Review of Books

Hey Canada! Blog Tour: Day 5

The final day of the Hey Canada! blog tour. The last stops for today are:

Links will be updated to the direct post as they go live. Don’t forget, you can also follow @TundraBooks, the character Cal, and the participating bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hash tag, #HeyCanada.

Today is the last day of our giveaway! If you retweet one of Cal’s factoids, you’ll be entered to win a copy of Hey Canada! We will be randomly choosing a winner at the end of each day.

Thank you for following our tour!