NPR’s Book Concierge’s Guide to 2013’s Great Reads

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We are tickled to see Mo’s Mustache by Ben Clanton is on NPR’s Book Concierge’s Guide to 2013’s Great Reads!

Mos MustacheMo’s Mustache
Written and illustrated by Ben Clanton
Hardcover | 32 Pages
Ages 3 to 7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-538-8
“Monster + mustache = ‘Huzzah!’ With a soupçon of cool. . . . Requests for repeats are a certainty, and small ones will learn a lesson about individuality while enjoying this delightfully fun monster tale. Mo’s mustache? Magnifique!” — Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Five Golden Stars

Five Golden Stars

Legends Icons and RebelsLegends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World
Written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine
Hardcover | 128 Pages
Ages 9 to 99
ISBN: 978-1-77049-571-5
“Wow. Just wow! This book is big in every way. . . . Incredible thought has been put into this oversize offering, from selection of the artists to the eye-popping design . . . CDs of the artists’ music are included, something books about musicians often miss. The book’s art is hard to resist. Big, bold graphic portraits begin every section. A variety of illustrators have provided the pictures, and each one is so memorable you want to rip it out and frame it . . . it’s a treat that the words grab as much as the pictures . . . kids could just kick back, read, and listen.” — Starred Review, Booklist

Little Red LiesLittle Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston
Hardcover | 352 Pages
Ages 10 and up
ISBN: 978-1-77049-313-1
eBook: 978-1-77049-314-8
“Johnston has crafted a beautifully written, low-key, yet emotional story of a family dealing with the return of a son at the close of war. Jamie is wracked with survivor’s guilt. . . . His letters to Rachel . . . are painfully realistic, the antithesis of the glamour that teens too often assign to war….” — Starred Review, Booklist
“Filled with bumbling characters who achingly love each other, this coming-of-age tale rises above a crowded field to take readers on a moving journey of discovery.” — Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Mos MustacheMo’s Mustache
Written and illustrated by Ben Clanton
Hardcover | 32 Pages
Ages 3 to 7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-538-8
“Monster + mustache = ‘Huzzah!’ With a soupçon of cool. . . . Requests for repeats are a certainty, and small ones will learn a lesson about individuality while enjoying this delightfully fun monster tale. Mo’s mustache? Magnifique!” — Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

My Name Is BlessingMy Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 Pages
Ages 6 to 9
ISBN: 978-1-77049-301-8
“This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. It’s difficult to broach poverty, disability and custody issues in so few pages without sounding maudlin, but Walters manages by speaking simply. . . . With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms.” — Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

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

Legends Icons and RebelsLegends, Icons & Rebels
Music that Changed the World

Written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, and Jared Levine
Hardcover | 128 Pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN: 978-1-77049-571-5
Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, and Jared Levine invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. Carefully compiled like any great playlist, the line-up features originators, rebels, and risk-takers across diverse genres. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey.

Mos MustacheMo’s Mustache
Written by Ben Clanton
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 3-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-538-8
Mo is a monster who just got a mustache. A big, black, beautiful mustache. Everybody likes Mo’s mustache. Now Knot, Dot, Nib, Tutu, Bob, Bill, and Ben all have mustaches too. In fact, soon EVERYBODY has a mustache! Why is everyone copying Mo? And how will he (and his mustache) ever stand out? A wonderfully silly book about style and individuality, sure to grow on readers who don’t have facial hair – and even those who do!

Old BearOld Bear
Written by Jane Hissey
Hardcover | 36 Pages | Ages 4-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-481-7
Old Bear has been up in the attic for a very long time, but he hasn’t been forgotten. Bramwell Brown and his friends Little Bear, Duck, and Rabbit attempt to rescue Old Bear from the attic and bring him safely back home. A beautifully-illustrated classic picture book from popular author-illustrator Jane Hissey tells the familiar story of how a much-loved teddy bear is lost and finally found again.

Panic in PittsburghPanic in Pittsburgh
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback | 176 Pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN: 978-1-77049-419-0
eBook: 978-1-77049-424-4
The Owls have been invited to Pittsburgh to compete in the biggest hockey tournament ever to be played on outdoor ice. The open-air tournament is to be held in the massive Heinz Field arena, home of football’s mighty Pittsburgh Steelers. But almost as soon as the tournament begins, Travis suffers a serious concussion, just like the injury that sidelined Penguins’ superstar Sidney Crosby. Travis is confined to his hotel room so his injured brain can recover. His memory is patchy, and he’s having some weird dreams. And when he stumbles upon an outrageous plot to steal hockey’s most coveted trophy, he can’t be sure if his mind is playing tricks or the danger is a terrible reality.

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new October release of Tundra’s you would love to read and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, October 14, 2013!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Rev Karen Harrison who won a copy of Legends, Icons & Rebels. Thank you to everyone who entered!