Dear book lovers,
Tundra Books is exhibiting at ALA Annual this year with a very special anniversary in mind. Paired with the great city of Chicago and all its art, we’re bringing something special to the exhibit floor on opening night!
Please say hello to our wonderful marketing and publicity colleagues, Sylvia and Vikki, along with our esteemed publisher, Tara at booth #3826. They will be happy to tell you about our new and upcoming books or to answer any questions you may have. Here is our schedule of booth events:
Friday, June 23, 2017
#Tundra50 Pop-Up Gallery
We asked our illustrators to craft something on the back of our #Tundra50 anniversary tote bags. What they came up with blew us away! As a special treat to ALA Annual attendees, we are having a pop-up gallery from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 23, 2017. Join us at booth 3826 for our original art showcase, it’s for one-night only!
Saturday, June 24, 2017
REBECCA GREEN will be signing How to Make Friends with a Ghost art cards from 10:00 am to 10:30 am in the morning and 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the afternoon.
ASHLEY SPIRES will be signing Over-Scheduled Andrew and Edie’s Ensembles from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
MARTHE JOCELYN will be signing Sam Sorts from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.
Saturday to Monday only: If you’ve got your aisle-by-aisle coupon filled out, you can exchange it for our #Tundra50 Anniversary tote bag (while supplies last)!
Follow @TundraBooks and @alaannual on twitter or instagram. You can also follow #alaac17 for the latest news and updates! We’ll be posting reminders using the ALA hashtag.
During the past month of April 2016, Penguin Random House Canada got behind Tundra picture books! This all started out as an innocent e-mail linked to the campaign from the Eric Carle Museum. For more information, visit their website here.
We hope this inspires you to get behind picture books, don’t forget to use the hashtag #GetBehindPictureBooks and share it with us too!
PRHC Permissions & Contracts Coordinator got behind Adventures with Barefoot Critters
Children’s Book Editor got behind An Armadillo in New York
Marketing Designer got behind An Armadillo in Paris
Publicity & Marketing Manager got behind Bug in a Vacuum
Senior Director in Marketing got behind Edie’s Ensembles
Marketing Associate got behind Frankenstink!
Doubleday Canada’s Editorial Assistant got behind Going Up!
Children’s Book Associate Editor got behind Head Lice
District Sales Manager got behind Hockey Hero
PRHC Contracts Director got behind If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
Publicity & Marketing Manager got behind If I Had a Gryphon
PRHC Contracts Manager got behind InvisiBill
Publicity & Marketing Coordinator got behind Julia, Child
Children’s Book Senior Managing Editor got behind Miss Moon
PRHC Executive Assistant got behind Miss Mousie’s Blind Date
Children’s Book Editorial Intern got behind Mr. Zinger’s Hat
Publicity Assistants got behind Nancy Knows and Mo’s Mustache
PRHC Creative Services Manager got behind Noni Speaks Up
Children’s Book Publisher got behind Ooko
Publicity Manager got behind Outstanding in the Rain
Senior Director in Marketing got behind Over-Scheduled Andrew
SVP & Human Resources Director got behind Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs
PRHC President & CEO got behind Sonya’s Chickens
Inside Sales & Sales Coordinator got behind The Hockey Sweater
Digital Social Media Coordinator got behind The Pirate’s Bed
McClelland & Stewart Senior Editor got behind The Rat
Vice President, Publicity & Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications got behind The Worm
Children’s Book Editorial Assistant got behind The Good Little Book
Children’s Book Publishing Director got behind This Is Sadie
Knopf & Random House Canada Editorial Assistant got behind Who Broke the Teapot?!
Sam here, one last time.
It’s been a while since we did a Fashion Friday post, but since this is my last hurrah as a Tundra intern, I thought it would be fun to go out with a stylish bang.
One of the first books I saw when I started my internship in November was the fabulous Edie’s Ensembles by Ashley Spires. A true fashion animal, Edie’s outrageous outfits are fascinating, but I also liked her more casual style. Here are some of my favourite looks.
This real-life dress isn’t as feathery as Edie’s, but the colour is gorgeous and I secretly want an elaborate hat (even though I don’t have anywhere to wear it!).
Purple and yellow is my favourite colour combination and you can never go wrong with a good denim jacket, especially in the fall!
This is one of Edie’s ensembles right before she lets her creative side loose, and I think she looks adorable. I’m pretty sure I have a similar outfit in my own closet.
We can’t ignore Andrew, Edie’s best friend! He shares Edie’s love for fashion, but he has a sassy style that’s all his own.
Make sure you check out Ashley’s own website, Drawn Out Wardrobe, for even more fashion fun! And look out for a new picture book starring the adorable Andrew next spring!
Written by Ashley Spires
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-8
“A budding fashion maven learns the hard way what defines personal style. Taking the metaphor of a fashion animal rather literally, Spires here concocts the tale of zany rodent-like Edie and her bird best friend, Andrew…. The more attention Edie’s ensembles earn, the more driven she becomes to outdo herself, much to the detriment of her friendship with Andrew and—quite unbeknownst to Edie—her reputation…. A heartwarming tale of self-discovery and friendship.” – Kirkus Reviews
TOP 10 MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS OF 2014
Written by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Hardcover | 240 Pages | Ages 7-10
“When Audrey the cow learns that she’s headed for the slaughterhouse (oh my!), her barnyard friends help her plan a great escape.” – Today’s Parent
TOP 15 PICTURE BOOKS OF 2014
Written by Ashley Spires
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-8
“Edie, a teeny fashion designer and self-proclaimed style guru dresses herself in the most extravagant ensembles. Her best friend Andrew is a patient assistant, but after Edie comes to school in an outrageous outfit (that won’t fit through the door!) and makes fun of Andrew’s get-up, his patience fizzles out. Will Edie apologize for taking things too far and make things right with her best friend?” – Today’s Parent
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
Written by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Colin Jack
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 3-7
“Dinosaurs may make for reliable alarm clocks, or be used as can openers and even blamed for eating homework, but that’s only if you happen to find one.” – Today’s Parent
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover | 32 Pages | All Ages
“A pair of young girls stir together some secret ingredients, teaching the grown-ups in their lives just how important it is to stop worrying (and to use butter every chance they get!).” – Today’s Parent