Tuesdays with Tundra 10

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

“Scribbling Women” True Tales from Astonishing Lives
By Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | Ages 14 and up
ISBN 978-0-88776-952-8
eBook 978-1-77049-230-1
“…a wonderful example of a book that will break down any negative stereotypes about biographies. [Jocelyn]… creates lively, sometimes humorous pieces that blend straight biographic detail and anecdotal accounts about some lesser known women writers in history….  Each of these remarkable women shed light on a place, time and experience that would have otherwise been lost. Not only does Jocelyn share extraordinary stories about these women, but her piece also celebrates writers of all kinds, inspiring young adults, particularly girls, to value their own voices and experiences by writing through whatever means they choose. Although many of the women in Scribbling Women led extraordinary lives, the everyday is often filled with exciting, humorous tales….” – ForeWord Reviews

From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
By Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski
Hardcover | Ages 10 and up
ISBN 978-0-88776-540-7
“Moore does an admirable job not only getting so much history in, but displaying how it can be cyclical, a constant succession of societies rising and falling. That premise will prompt much discussion among curious young minds.” – Quill & Quire

Stones for My Father
By Trilby Kent
Hardcover | Ages 11 and up
ISBN 978-1-77049-252-3
eBook 978-1-77049-260-8
Corlie Roux’s farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds solace in her friend, Sipho, and in Africa itself and in the stories she conjures for her brothers.

But Corlie’s world is about to vanish: the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms. Some escape into the bush to fight the enemy. The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment camps.

Will Corlie’s resilience and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and squalor she finds in the camp at Kroonstad? That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she had….

Merci Mister Dash!
By Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Esperanca Melo
Hardcover | Ages 3-6
ISBN 978-0-88776-964-1
“…Brightly colored acrylic paintings show Mr. Dash at his best…. Generously sprinkled with easily understood French phrases, this well-paced portrait of patience and toleration ends with a satisfying nap by the fire and the promise of a quiet, Daphne-free day. Children will empathize with Daphne and Mr. Dash and perhaps gain an understanding of both positions. A good choice to generate discussion, this will appeal to energetic youngsters and dog lovers alike.” – Kirkus Reviews

Pub Date Giveaway: Start your spring with a new book! Which book would you love to read? Leave us a comment below and one lucky reader will receive a copy of their requested book, courtesy of Tundra! One request per person and please review our rules. This offer ends at midnight on Thursday, April 14, 2011!

Happy Canada Day!

Here are some books that celebrate being a Canadian and the vast country of Canada!

The Day I Became a Canadian: A Citizenship Scrapbook
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
Paperback | 24 pages
Ages 7-9
ISBN 978-0-88776-892-7
“…Being born a Canadian, I don’t know what it feels like to become one. But reading The Day I Became a Canadian, I got a child’s glimpse of what becoming a citizen must be like — a bit of an adventure in discovering oneself in a new identity yet to be forged….” – PaperTigers.org

“…In heartfelt words and vivid colours, author Jo Bannantyne-Cugnet and illustrator Song Nan Zhang capture the excitement and solemnity of the ceremonial process, which takes place at the narrator’s school. With its touching story and information on citizens’ rights and responsibilities, this book is a wonderful introduction to the topics of community and national identity.” – Montreal Review of Books

“…With equal artistry and attention to detail, The Day I Became a Canadian also scrutinizes the stages in a process…. For Canadian-born children it will provide a glimpse of what many of their friends have experienced. For recent arrivals in Canada, it will be a reminder of an important commitment and, one hopes, a meaningful and happy experience.” – Canadian Literature

The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories
By Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Hardcover | 256 Pages
Ages 9+
ISBN 978-0-88776-457-8
“The Big Book moves … across the continent from east to west…. Bill Slavin’s inimitable watercolours, supplemented by black-and-white and colour photographs, add their own touch of whimsy to this excellent addition to school or home bookshelf.” – The Globe and Mail

Building Canada
By Bonnie Shemie
Hardcover | 40 Pages
Ages 9+
ISBN 978-0-88776-504-9
“Bonnie Shemie’s beautifully illustrated Building Canada invites children to discover the architecture that surrounds them and that is as much a part of their heritage as the Maple Leaf … a useful reference as well as a treasure to explore.” – Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Canada Day with Tundra Books!

Canada Day with Tundra books!
July 1, 2009

The Big Book of Canada

The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories
By Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
ISBN 978-0-88776-457-8
Ages 9+

“The Big Book moves…across the continent from east to west… Bill Slavin’s inimitable watercolours, supplemented by black-and-white and colour photographs, add their own touch of whimsy to this excellent addition to school or home bookshelf.”

– The Globe and Mail

Building Canada

Building Canada
By Bonnie Shemie
ISBN 978-0-88776-504-9
Ages 9+

“Bonnie Shemie’s beautifully illustrated Building Canada invites children to discover the architecture that surrounds them and that is as much a part of their heritage as the Maple Leaf…a useful reference as well as a treasure to explore.”

– Kitchener-Waterloo Record

The Day I Became a Canadian

The Day I Became a Canadian: A Citizenship Scrapbook
By Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
ISBN 978-0-88776-892-7
Ages 7-9

“… author Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet and illustrator Song Nan Zhang capture the excitement and solemnity of the ceremonial process… With its touching story and information on citizens’ rights and responsibilities, this book is a wonderful introduction to the topics of community and national identity.”

– Montreal Review of Books

The RCMP Musical Ride

The RCMP Musical Ride
By Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-683-1
All Ages

“Kids will thrill to the tale of Canada’s equestrian ballet.”

– Canadian Living