September Pub Date Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our second Pub Date Giveaway! We used random.org to generate the winning number:Then counted through the entries to find out that Jennifer Rayment is the September winner. Congratulations! I will be emailing you for your shipping address, so please check your inbox.
Jennifer picked the lovely picture book, Splinters by Kevin Sylvester. This was fun! Don’t worry if you didn’t win anything this round, we’ll do it again on October 12, 2010!

Telling Tales 2010

This year, the 2nd Telling Tales: A Family Festival of Stories is being held on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in the Westfield Heritage Village. Gates open at 9:30am and the festival ends around 4:00pm. You don’t want to miss it, Telling Tales won the 2010 Tourism Hamilton Award of Excellence – Festival of the Year! 

Where is Westfield Heritage Village you may ask? Just 30 minutes north of downtown Hamilton.  The fairground is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road (also referred to as RR 552), Rockton, ON L0R 1X0. This festival is also outdoors, so make sure you pack your sunscreen, hat, (umbrella), and water! Parking and admittance into the festival are free!

Keep an eye out for our authors participating in the festival this year:

Monica Kulling
Author of All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine
12:30pm at the Jerseyville Railway Station
She will be signing at the Bookseller’s Tent at 1:15pm.

Ken Setterington
Author of The Snow Queen, Clever Katarina, and The Wild Swans

12:30pm at the Native Village
2:45pm at the Mountsberg Church with Gillian O’Reilly and Ken Roberts
He will be signing at the Bookseller’s Tent at 1:15pm and 3:30pm.

Kevin Sylvester
Author and illustrator of Splinters

11:00am at the Jerseyville Railway Station
2:00pm at the Bandstand
He will be signing at the Bookseller’s Tent at 11:45am and 2:45am.

Linda Granfield
Author of Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace

2:00pm at the One Room School House
She will be signing at the Bookseller’s Tent at 2:45pm.

Click here for some photos from last year’s festival!

Tuesdays with Tundra 4

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

Curtain Up!
A Book for Young Performers

By Dirk McLean
Illustrated by France Brassard
ISBN 978-0-88776-899-6
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 6-8
“…the illustrator gives Amaya… distinctive features and an appropriately big personality….” – Kirkus Reviews

Dear Toni
By Cyndi Sand-Eveland
ISBN 978-1-77049-249-3
US $9.95 / CAN $11.99
Ages 8-11
Now in paperback!
“Gene dreads the 100-day journal-writing assignment her teacher has given the class. Mr. Mackenzie wants to lock the journals in the town’s museum vault for 40 years for future sixth graders to read. Gene has trouble writing to someone who isn’t even born yet, but little by little, Dear Nobody becomes Dear Somebody, who evolves into Dear Toni.” – Best Books for Kids & Tweens 2009, Junior Fiction, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Gunner
Hurrican Horse
By Judy Andrekson
ISBN 978-0-88776-905-4
US $7.95 / CAN $8.99
Ages 8-11
PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin’s herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurricane Katrina passed over the Goodwin property, it took with it the fences, the cattle, and several horses. Heather and her family lived in their horse trailer for six weeks and considered themselves lucky to have safe, comfortable shelter. After the storm, they searched for the animals and recovered many of them. But three months passed before they located Gunner, a hundred miles away. Gunner’s story is a testament to love and to determination.

Hudson
By Janice Weaver
Illustrated by David Craig
ISBN 978-0-88776-814-9
US $22.95 / CAN $24.99
Ages 8-12
“Failure is not usually at the heart of an exciting adventure story, but this dramatic picture-book biography about Henry Hudson … makes the explorer’s lack of success a gripping read…. Craig’s glowing period portraits, landscapes, and watercolors of the ship in dangerous seas intensify the drama….” – Starred Review, Booklist

Humpty Dumpty and Friends
Nursery Rhymes for the Young at Heart
Illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko
ISBN 978-1-77049-205-9
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 3-6
“The highly detailed and surreal nature of Lipchenko’s illustrations will keep readers poring over the pages.” – Publishers Weekly

Splinters
By Kevin Sylvester
ISBN 978-0-88776-944-3
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 6-8
“Whether you are adding to your Cinderella story collection or looking for a story with a strong female role-model, snap this one up. Author, illustrator, and sports broadcaster Kevin Sylvester has created a winner…. Sylvester’s playful watercolour and pencil illustrations are full of action and emotion, adding just the right amount of detail to support the story line for young readers…. All of the archetypes are cleverly illustrated in this version of Cinderella on ice. Splinters may become a Canadian classic. Highly Recommended.” – CM Magazine

Pub Date Giveaway: Which book would you love to get your hands on? Leave us a comment below and one lucky reader will receive a copy of their requested book, courtesy of Tundra! One request per person please. This offer ends on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010!

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival 2010

This year, the 22nd Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is being held on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from noon to 6:00pm. Where is Eden Mills you may ask? It is 15 minutes east of the city of Guelph and 5 minutes west of Rockwood. The festival is outdoors, so we would recommend bringing a lawn chair (fold-up ones work best) or blanket for seating, an umbrella (just in case!), a water bottle, and cash (there’s no bank machine) to buy books, souvenirs, and food. Parking is free!

Keep an eye out for our authors participating in the festival this year:


Young Adult Authors
Shane Peacock, author of The Secret Fiend: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 4th Case
Marthe Jocelyn, author of Folly


Children’s Writers
Jo Ellen Bogart, author of Big and Small, Room for All
Ann Love and Jane Drake, sisters and co-authors of Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets

Click here for some photos from last year’s festival!

BlogFest 2010

Welcome and thank you for joining us for BlogFest 2010! From our host and organizer, A Journey of Books:

What is BlogFest?
BlogFest is a massive carnival of giveaways with a great collection of participating blogs. Each blog has a giveaway and the idea is to hop from blog to blog, entering all the giveaways your little heart desires. Hopefully you might even come across a few blogs you might want to bookmark and continue visiting.

How do I enter to win?
Each blog has their own giveaway and their own rules. The giveaways will start at midnight EST on the morning of September 10th and run through 11:59pm on the night of the 12th. That’s a whole 72 that you get to visit as many blogs as you want and enter their amazing giveaways.

Are you ready for our giveaways? This is what you could win:

Prize Pack of Novels!
Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
Me & Death by Richard Scrimger
No Moon by Irene N. Watts
Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar
Avalanche Dance by Ellen Schwartz

    

Prize Pack of Picture Books!
All Aboard! by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Bill Slavin
Splinters by Kevin Sylvester
Lulu’s Piano Lesson by Arlene Alda, illustrated by Lisa Desimini
A Night on the Town by Caroline Merola
Humpty Dumpty and Friends illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko

    

To enter our BlogFest Giveaway:

  • Please leave a comment telling us which prize pack you’re hoping to win! Yes, you can enter for both!
  • Let us know if you do the extra ballots in your comment.
  • We will ship to Canada and the U.S.A. – so keep in mind you will need a Canadian or American mailing address to receive the prize.
  • The giveaway closes on September 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Tundra Books is not responsible for entries that are lost or misdirected.
  • The winner will be chosen by random draw and notified by e-mail.

Extra ballots:

  • +2: Subscribe to our blog using the widget on the top right-side column.
  • +1: Follow us on twitter!
  • +1: Like our page on facebook!
  • In your comment, remember to tell us if you subscribed, followed, or liked.

The following are blogs participating in BlogFest 2010. Each should have an amazing giveaway in store for you:
1 Karissa’s Reading Review
2 Kritters Ramblings
3 From the Shadows
4 At Home With Books
5 icefairy’s Treasure Chest
6 Enna Isilee
7 I’d So Rather Be Reading
8 The Unread Reader
9 Tynga’s Reviews
10 Manga Maniac Cafe
11 Insane Hussein
12 Broken Teepee
13 Alisha’s World
14 JoJos Book Corner
15 Good Choice Reading
16 CMash Loves To Read
17 The O.W.L.
18 Leksi Designs
19 Blog de Suck
20 Every Last Page
21 Paperback Dolls
22 Creatively Green
23 Helen Smith
24 Smash Attack Reads
25 Mundie Moms
26 My Reading Room
27 Little Yayas
28 The Hiding Spot
29 Late Bloomer Online
30 From the TBR Pile
31 You Have How Many Kids??
32 Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
33 Confessions of a California Cheer Mom
34 Diabetic Snacker
35 Natural Diet Solutions, Healthy Recipes
36 Diva’s Bookcase
37 Reading Angel
38 Jodibee Designs
39 Book of Secrets
40 denise weber
41 A Little Hope…Amidst the Chaos
42 Dream For Your Life
43 To Read or Not To Read
44 Page Turners
45 DebsHere
46 Niki’s Book Reviews
47 KMN Books
48 Rae Summers
49 Play Smart Blog
50 Simply Ali
51 Books, According to Nicole
52 Wicked Readings by Tawania
53 Blkosiner’s Book Blog
54 Booksnob
55 Michelle and Leslie’s Book Picks
56 Among The Muses
57 Love To Read For Fun
58 Musings of an All Purpose Monkey
59 Arena Blake
60 Say it Rah-shay
61 Young Adult Books Reviewed
62 Chronic Bookaholic-Strictly Happy Endings!
63 Once Upon a Twilight
64 The Hidden Haven
65 Baba’s Farm Life
66 Let’s Just Give It Away
67 Boo’s and rawr’s
68 Elephants On Trapezes
69 A and C Book Junkies
70 Oh My Books!
71 Cate Masters
72 Seductive Musings
73 true media solutions
76 Dream Books LLC
77 Crochetize world
78 Leontine’s Book Realm: A Naughty Romance Reader At Play
79 Candace’s Book Blog
80 Fang-tastic Books
81 Roxanne’s Realm
82 Si, se puede
83 Confessions of a Bookaholic
84 Tiffany’s Bookshelf
85 The Book Worm’s Library
86 vvb32 reads
87 Lovin’ & Livin’ Life Reviews
88 World According to Books
89 Chubby Cheeks Thinks
90 Survey Junkie
91 Surviving Motherhood
92 One Big Adventure
93 I Heart Monster
94 Review Retreat
95 Edgy Inspirational Romance
96 Lale on Lit
97 My Place by the Sea
98 Bitten by Books
99 Family Volley
100 Books with a Cup of Coffee
101 bitten by paranormal romance
102 Chrissy’s World Of Books
103 Farmgirl Writes
104 Being Tazim
105 Ex Libris
106 Ex Libris
107 Earl’s Daughter
108 The Many Thoughts of A Reader
109 Reading At The Beach
110 Gelati’s Scoop
111 Gelati’s Scoop
112 Country Bookshelf
113 Vampire Book Club
114 Supernatural Snark
115 Genre Reviews
116 Saving Obsession
117 Leeswammes’ Blog
118 The Bookkeeper
119 Tethered Mommy
120 Mom vs. the Boys
121 today & everyday
122 Writing is a Blessing
123 Dr. Bill’s Book Bazaar
124 Reader Girls
125 Still Blonde after all these YEARS!
126 I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!
127 A Moment With Mystee
128 noodleBubble niceBlog
129 Dark Faerie Tales
130 a book adventure
131 Ten Cent Notes
132 Patiently Waiting Books
133 Happy Birthday Author
134 The Smiling Pains of Novelist Destiny Booze
135 Fangs, Wands, & Fairy Dust
136 Life With 4 Boys
137 In the Hammock Blog
138 Crazy Cat Lady’s Library
139 Stiletto Storytime
140 margaret West Paranormal Romance Author
141 Rayment’s Readings Rants and Ramblings
142 Pure Imagination
143 A Mommy In Mayhem
144 Reading Through Life
145 Mom to Bed by 8
146 Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
147 Dollycas’s Thoughts
148 Minding Spot
149 Cherry Mischievous
150 Books and Things
151 Bluerose’s Heart
152 about happy books
153 Mommy’s Minute
154 Two Little Cavaliers
155 The Bibliophilic Book Blog
156 Malevolent Dead
157 Budget Savvy Diva
158 Brain Foggles
159 Amusing Reviews
160 starmetal oak book blog
161 Happy Mom Of 5
162 What Book is That?
163 A Blog about Nothing
164 Colloquium
165 Ashley’s Bookshelf
166 Book Dads
167 TheCouponQueenBee
168 girlsinthestacks.com
169 Authors By Authors
170 BookHounds
171 Marilyn’s Romance Reviews
172 Romance Author Buzz
173 The punching bag fights back
174 Girls Just Reading
175 Bookish Delights
176 Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing
177 Wendi Zwaduk: Romance To Make Your Heart Race
178 Eating YA Books
179 Reading, Reading & Life
180 Simply Stacie
181 Just Another New Blog
182 Book Obsessed
183 Books and Needlepoint
184 Brizmus Blogs Books
185 IB Book Blogging
186 Simplify with Sybil
187 PrincessReviews
188 Bookvisions
189 Graced With Books
190 Notorious Spinks Talks
191 bookmarked
192 Roof Beam Reader
193 Curling Up By The Fire
194 The Romance Reviews
196 Reflections with Coffee
197 Odyssey Books
198 A Reader’s Adventure
199 Reading Without Restraint
200 One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
201 MoonCat Farms Meanderings
202 Girls After Dark
203 JaMonkey
204 She Reads
205 Fiction Flurry
206 Inspiring Sisters
207 Travel The Ages
208 Lille Punkin’ Reviews
209 Novels On The Run
210 Alice Audrey
211 Cuzinlogic
212 Cleverly Inked
213 Not So Ordinary Girls
214 The Bibliophilic Book Blog
215 My Disorganized Ramblings
216 Darkly Reading
217 Peaceful Reader
218 Inspired by Fiction
219 Coffeelicious Bookaholic
220 BK Walker Books Etc
221 Walker’s Muse
222 Immortality and Beyond
223 An Avid Reader’s Musings
224 Rants n’ Rascals
225 {…is a book whore}
226 The Home of the Seven Tails
227 Mia Ma Miah’s Diaries
228 Crazy-for-Books
229 Book-lover Carol’s Reviews
230 A Bibliophile’s Paradise
231 Desperado Penguin
232 Sapphire Romance Realm
233 The Neverending Shelf
234 Chew & Digest Books
235 That’s Swell!
236 Madame Perry’s Salon
237 Allison’s Attic of Books
238 Biz Mommy
239 Once Upon A Chapter
240 Reading, Writing and Waiting
241 Talking with Tundra (You’re here!)
242 Harris Channing, Author of Erotic Fiction
243 Book Bookie
244 Review Blog 101
245 Read All Over Reviews
246 Krista D Ball’s Blog (Zombie-Free)
247 DK’s Everything Romance Books
248 a thousand Books with Quotes
249 Cherry Mischievous
250 Roof Beam Reader
251 Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist
252 Dollycas’s Thoughts
253 A Little Bookish
254 Jordan Deen
255 Narratively Speaking
256 Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews