Each year the OLA Best Bets Committee selects the top 10 Canadian picture books, fiction and non fiction for children and fiction for teens. The list will be featured at OLA Superconference at the Child and Youth Expo session on Friday, February 4 at 2:10 pm. Here are the Tundra titles that made the 2010 lists:
Junior Fiction: Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen
Honourable Mention to The Secret Fiend by Shane Peacock
Junior Non Fiction:
Honourable Mention to Hudson by Janice Weaver, illustrated by David Craig
Young Adult Fiction: Folly by Marthe Jocelyn
Honourable Mention to Winter Shadows by Margaret Buffie
Tundra will also be hosting author signings at our booth: #720
Thursday, February 3, 2011:
11:00 am Marthe Jocelyn will be signing chapbooks of “Scribbling Women” and F&Gs of Ones and Twos.
12:00 pm Susin Nielsen will be signing Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom.
12:45 pm Heather Hartt-Sussman will be signing F&Gs of Noni Says No.
1:30 pm Cyndi Sand-Eveland will be signing Dear Toni.
3:30 pm Rina Singh and Farida Zaman will be signing Nearly Nonsense.
Friday, February 4, 2011:
10:00 am Monica Kulling will be signing F&Gs of Merci Mister Dash!
12:00 pm Ed Butts will be signing Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes.
1:00 pm Christopher Moore will be signing From Then to Now.
Signing times are subject to change. We are giving away a limited number of F&Gs, chapbooks, and books, it would be best to arrive on time to line-up! See you there!
Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
A Book for Young Performers
By Dirk McLean
Illustrated by France Brassard
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
“…the illustrator gives Amaya… distinctive features and an appropriately big personality….” – Kirkus Reviews
By Cyndi Sand-Eveland
US $9.95 / CAN $11.99
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
Hurrican Horse By Judy Andrekson
US $7.95 / CAN $8.99
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.
By Janice Weaver
Illustrated by David Craig
US $22.95 / CAN $24.99
“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
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
“The highly detailed and surreal nature of Lipchenko’s illustrations will keep readers poring over the pages.” – Publishers Weekly
By Kevin Sylvester
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
“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!