There are a lot of lists circulating out there. Best-of lists, gift ideas, and reading suggestions for the holidays. Why don’t we make it easier for you? We compiled some of our books that were featured in lists this year!
A Northern Alphabet
By Ted Harrison
Trade Paperback | 32 pages
Wow! It pays to be the first to enter sometimes! The first entry belongs to Autumn! Congratulations! I will be emailing you for your shipping address, so please check your inbox.
Autumn picked the novel Avalanche Dance by Ellen Schwartz. Don’t worry if you didn’t win anything this round, we’ll do it again on November 8, 2010! As a heads up, our Pub Date is always the second Tuesday of each month. =)
Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
By Ellen Schwartz
US $9.95 / CAN $11.99
Gwen lives for dancing. When she has the chance to take an intensive – and expensive – course far from home, she knows her parents will object. She raises the subject when skiing with her father, but the discussion turns into an angry confrontation that is cut short by a sudden dreadful avalanche that almost kills her dad. She is left wracked with guilt and injuries that may end her career as a dancer. Gwen must find a way to make peace with her family, and with her own conscience if she is ever again going to experience the freedom that dancing brought her.
Ghost Trackers: The Unreal World of Ghosts, Ghost-Hunting, and the Paranormal
By Chris Gudegon and CCI
US $14.95 / CAN $15.99
“…By the creator of the youth-oriented television reality show Ghost Trackers, this book provides young fans of the fantastic all the information and tools they’ll need for their own ghost-hunting expedition.” – VIA Destinations
Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales
It’s Not About the Apple! ISBN 978-0-88776-955-9
It’s Not About the Crumbs! ISBN 978-0-88776-953-5
It’s Not About the Hunter! ISBN 978-0-88776-948-1
It’s Not About the Pumpkin! ISBN 978-0-88776-949-8
It’s Not About the Rose! ISBN 978-0-88776-9542
By Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins
US $5.95 each / CAN $7.99 each
Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: Little Red Riding Hood in It’s Not About the Hunter!, Beauty and the Beast in It’s Not About the Rose!, Snow White in It’s Not About the Apple!, Cinderella in It’s Not About the Pumpkin!, and Hansel and Gretel in It’s Not About the Crumbs! As one friend starts, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins.
By Robin Muller
US $18.95 / CAN $20.99
“Written in true fairytale style with a passionate and soulful text that could standalone as a short story without the illustrations. But, the illustrations bring this story to a different level. Muller’s paintings are exquisite and finely detailed. Filled with emotion, atmosphere and magic they make this a book to own….” – Back to Books
By Jan Andrews
Illustrated by Francis Blake
US $19.95 / CAN $21.99
Meet Mr. Mosquito, drawn from a Gypsy story. He’s cantankerous and nasty enough to raise belly laughs along with the eyebrows of the polite. In a story inspired by Australian bush tales, we meet Ella and Bella, two hilarious (and flatulent) sisters. Angelina’s earthy wit is memorialized in a story from Swahili tradition. The eight stories in Rude Stories have roots from Japan to Canada, from Africa to Eastern Europe, but they all share a sense of irreverence, and, because they are the work of a true storyteller, they beg to be read aloud, told aloud and shared.
Vanishing Girl: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 3rd Case
By Shane Peacock
US $9.95 / CAN $11.99
Now in paperback!
“… Fast paced and filled with clues readers can follow, this is a fun read.” – School Library Journal
“… The richly descriptive prose offers a vivid sense of both Victorian life and the diverse characters, especially complex, intriguing, and sympathetic Sherlock” – Booklist
By Margaret Buffie
US $19.95 / CAN $21.99
“…Buffie’s characters and the conflicts they face are deeply engaging, more than compensating for the well-worn time-travel plot device. Of special interest is the rare portrait of a multiracial community when informal marriages among British and First Nations people were common.” – Kirkus Reviews
Yes You Can! Your Guide to Becoming an Activist
By Jane Drake and Ann Love
US $12.95 / CAN $14.99
Every time our society takes steps forward, segregation becomes illegal, child labor is exposed, and companies that poison our air are called to account. Behind those steps are people who identified problems, worked together, and created change. Lifelong environmental activists, Jane Drake and Ann Love present the nine steps to social change and much more. From fascinating accounts about the founding of organizations such as Amnesty International, Pollution Probe, and Greenpeace to the nuts and bolts of how to run an effective meeting or write a petition, to words of inspiration.
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 (the Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales count as one request for all 5 books in the series), courtesy of Tundra! One request per person and please read our rules. This offer ends on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010!
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.
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The winner will be chosen by random draw and notified by e-mail.
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