Tuesdays with Tundra 47

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

Andreos RaceAndreo’s Race
Written by Pam Withers
Trade Paperback | 224 Pages | Ages 12+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-767-2
eBook: 978-1-77049-766-5
“This action-packed book revolves around the topics of adventure races and illegal adoptions…. The experience of adventure racing is brought to life in the story, with readers experiencing the intensity of training and competition through Andreo. The excitement of the sport is mirrored by his emotional hunt for clues leading to his birth family, and his discoveries and achievements are well paced…. The simple, straightforward language, surprise twist, and nonstop action will appeal to reluctant readers looking for a thrilling novel.” – School Library Journal

Outstanding in the RainOutstanding in the Rain
A Whole Story with Holes

Written by Frank Viva
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 3-7
ISBN: 978-1-101-91768-8
“Creator Viva hints on the cover that this is not your ordinary picture book by segmenting the first word of the title into two parts via color: out in gold, and standing in turquoise … Viva takes readers on a wild trip to an amusement park with the city skyline behind…. The excitement of the story is enhanced by changing perspectives; sometimes the illustrations are close-ups, and other times they are broad abstracts…. A must have because of the originality of the concept, the unusual palette, and the thrill of the reading experience.” – Starred Review, Booklist

Peter Puck and the Stolen Stanley CupPeter Puck and the Stolen Stanley Cup
Written by Brian Mcfarlane
Illustrated by Geri Storey
Hardcover | 64 Pages | Ages 6-9
ISBN: 978-1-77049-581-4
In Peter Puck and the Stolen Stanley Cup, Peter is caught up in the rivalry between two teams vying for the Stanley Cup. The night before the final game, someone sets a fire set to distract the guard and steals the Stanley Cup. Rescued from the flames in the nick of time, Peter sets off in pursuit of the thief. Will his powers of observation and sleuthing skills help him to unmask the thief? And will the Cup be recovered in time for the game?

Snow White and the 77 DwarfsSnow White and the 77 Dwarfs
Written by Davide Cali
Illustrated by Raphaëlle Barbanègre
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 3-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-763-4
“What’ll it be, Snow White? A poisoned apple or keeping house for 77 hyperactive little men? … A must-read for all offspring … or so their parents and other caregivers are likely to feel.” – Kirkus Reviews

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new April 2015 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, April 20, 2015!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Kris, winner of a copy of Andreo’s Race.

Fall in love… with books!

Don’t forget! Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, February 14, 2010! Click on the covers for more information:

Nana’s Getting Married
By Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
ISBN 978-0-88776-911-5

“…brassy chalk-pastel illustrations feature caricatures with comedic particulars…. this message about open-mindedness and acceptance hits its mark.” – Publishers Weekly

Here Comes the Bride
By Beatrice Masini
Illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone
ISBN 978-0-88776-898-9

“…Masini’s story is a flurry of comedy…. Cantone’s paintings with collage are a marvel.…give readers their first laugh beginning on page one.” – School Library Journal

I Love Chocolate
By Davide Cali
Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi
ISBN 978-0-88776-912-2

“…a sweet storytime.”
School Library Journal

 

A Wizard in Love
By Mireille Levert
Illustrated by Marie Lafrance
ISBN 978-0-88776-901-6

“… this is not your average love story!”
– Excellent from Resource Links

 

The Princess Who Had Almost Everything
By Mireille Levert
Illustrated by Josee Masse
ISBN 978-0-88776-887-3

“… This tale helps entertain as well as promises a solution to boredom. It encourages the gifts of imagination and creativity. Fun for all!” – Resource Links

The Lime Green Secret
By Georgia Graham
ISBN 978-0-88776-841-5

“… The book captures the spirit of dressing up for a special occasion, and it’s fun to see the wedding through the eyes of the flower girl…” – Wedded Bits, Brides.com

Cinderella
Retold by Michele Marineau
Illustrated by Mylene Pratt
ISBN 978-0-88776-825-5

“There’s never been a Cinderella story without a happy ending, and this one is no exception. Exceptional here, though, is the droll, modernist retelling, with charming illustrations to match.” – Globe and Mail

National Chocolate Day

October 28th is National Chocolate Day! Why not dive into this sweet little book?

I Love ChocolateI Love Chocolate
By Davide Calì
Illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi
ISBN 978-0-88776-912-2
Ages 2-5
24 Pages
Hardcover

“…a celebration of all things chocolate…. a delightful blend of clever, precise writing and colourful, imaginative artwork. Both the text and the illustrations contain liberal servings of humour, and this is a ‘feel good’ book that, although geared primarily to young children, will appeal to people of all ages.” – Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

“Let us stuff our caloric worries away and now praise, in read-aloud voice, chocolate – that giver of happiness… The characters have the elemental sophistication of stone pictographs come to life, with great, stick-figure maws ever ready for chocolate insertion. The colors are gorgeous and, appropriately, are reminiscent of a Wayne Thiebaud cupcake – chocolate, of course.” – Kirkus Reviews

“…the text captures the essence of chocolate–its varying incarnations and textures–and it will leave everyone salivating. In addition to being a great candidate for programs, the book has potential as an easy reader as well. The art has a European flair… the art and narrative work together; while the text is no-frills, the illustrations depict fancier treats, like cakes and truffles.… a sweet storytime.” – School Library Journal

“…lets readers experience the taste, smell and colour of the world’s most beloved treat…. Illustrations by Evelyn Daviddi complete this tasty read.” – The Guelph Mercury

“…the delectable tale by Davide Calì, entices readers to use their senses in exploring the fabulous world of chocolate. 32 pages of chocolaty fun-which we’re sure most of you can relate to!” – Tots Trends Weekly Magazine

See what some bloggers have to say about I Love Chocolate:

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Don’t forget that Mother’s day is May 10th this year. Tundra celebrates Mother’s Day with these great books:

Mom and Me
Mom and Me
By Marla Stewart Konrad
ISBN 978-0-88776-866-8

All royalties from the sale of these books go to support World Vision’s work with children.

Mom and Me is a collaboration with World Vision that looks at how moms and children from around the world interact with each other, and emphasizes the special bond they share. The overall message for children is: Mom is always there for me and ‘she loves me like nobody else.’

– Editor’s Pick, Canadian Living

Mama Robot
Mama Robot
By Davide Cali, illustrated by AnnaLaura Cantone
Translated by Marcel Danesi
ISBN 978-0-88776-873-6

Mama Robot is a testament to mothers around the world as a young boy discovers what motherhood is really about, and what makes his mama so special.

…this humorous story captures the conflicted feelings kids have towards their parents…. Mama Robot is a perfect melding of text and illustration….

– Starred Review, Quill & Quire

How it Happened in Peach Hill
How It Happened in Peach Hill
By Marthe Jocelyn
ISBN 978-0-88776-907-8

How it Happened in Peach Hill is by turns funny, suspenseful, and heartbreaking as it explores the world of those who peddle hope and comfort for profit.

…a rollicking coming-of-age story that ends with dreams realized in unexpected ways.…Readers will not soon forget this unconventional mother-and-daughter team.

– Starred Review, School Library Journal

OMNI VIP: Win Books!

OMNI VIPWould you like a chance to win some of our books? If you are an OMNI VIP member, now you can! The concept is very simple: watch OMNI TV, collect points, and trade them in for prizes! And what great prizes they are!

Currently, I Love Chocolate by Davide Cali and illustrated by Evelyn Daviddi is in their Prize Vault! Keep checking, as there will be a great rotation of our Spring 2009 books available.

Visit the OMNI VIP website for more details and to sign up.