#YearOfAnne

Year of Anne

On the day of L. M. Montgomery’s passing, we’re reflecting on her enduring legacy all these years later. We’re honoring her work with a new publishing program and will be sharing these books with throughout the year.

Anne's ColorsAnne’s Colors
Inspired by Anne of Green Gables
By Kelly Hill
For ages 0-3 | Up to Preschool
Board book | 22 pages
Available May 1, 2018
ISBN 9780735262843
Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Artist Kelly Hill creates vignettes of the most recognizable scenes from Anne of Green Gables, including Anne and Diana’s first meeting, Gilbert pulling Anne’s hair, Anne’s puffed-sleeve dress and even Anne and Diana sharing raspberry cordial! Each scene has its own color, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.

Anne's NumbersAnne’s Numbers
Inspired by Anne of Green Gables
By Kelly Hill
For ages 0-3 | Up to preschool
Board book | 22 pages
Available May 1, 2018
ISBN 9780735262850
Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Walk along with Anne as she goes on a nature walk, counting trees, flowers, clouds and friends! The path Anne takes is based on the description of Anne’s walk to school in Anne of Green Gables. Each scene has multiple counting opportunities, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.

Goodnight AnneGoodnight, Anne
Inspired by Anne of Green Gables
By Kallie George
Illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
For ages 3-7 | Preschool-Grade 2
Hardcover | 40 pages
Available September 25, 2018
ISBN 9781770499263
Under the watchful eye of her adoptive mother Marilla, Anne has come to cherish life at Green Gables – the dearest, loveliest spot in the world, and her true home. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks of all the people and places she loves: her family, her bosom friend Diana, her splendid teacher Miss Stacy, beloved tree Snow Queen, the Lake of Shining Waters and the brilliant sky above. Anne even wishes goodnight – or good riddance! – to pesky classmate Gilbert and nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde. And through it all, Anne’s imagination takes flight on a whimsical journey through Avonlea.

Anne ArrivesAnne Arrives
Inspired by Anne of Green Gables
By Kallie George
Illustrated by Abigail Halpin
For ages 6-8 | Grades 1-3
Hardcover | 72 pages
Available September 25, 2018
ISBN 9781770499300
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert need help on their farm, so they’ve adopted what they hope will be a sturdy, helpful boy. Instead, Matthew finds Anne awaiting him at the train station – imaginative, brash, redheaded Anne-with-an-e. With her place at the Cuthberts’ at risk – particularly if nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde has anything to say about it – Anne will have to learn patience, understanding and what it takes to make Green Gables her true home.

Jane of Lantern HillJane of Lantern Hill
By L.M. Montgomery
Cover by Elly MacKay
For ages 10+ | Grades 5+
Paperback | 304 pages
Available January 9, 2018
ISBN 9781101919484
For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was dead–until she accidently learned he was alive and well and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends the summer at his cottage on Lantern Hill, doing all the wonderful things Grandmother deems unladylike, she dares to dream that there could be such a house back in Toronto . . . a house where she, Mother, and Father could live together without Grandmother directing their lives–a house that could be called home.

The Golden RoadThe Golden Road
By L.M. Montgomery
Cover by Elly MacKay
For ages 10+ | Grades 5+
Paperback | 320 pages
Available January 9, 2018
ISBN 9781101919477
On a blustery November day the King children and Sara, the Story Girl, come up with a great idea that will help them endure the dreary winter season. They will publish a magazine of their thoughts and adventures. From “Personals” and “Fashion Notes” to an etiquette column and stories of the most interesting happenings in Carlisle, Our Magazine is simply the most entertaining and delightful publication anyone in town has ever read. But seasons pass, and nothing is forever – and soon it will be time for the Story Girl to leave her good friends on Prince Edward Island, friends with whom she has walked the golden road of youth.

The Story GIrlThe Story Girl
By L.M. Montgomery
Cover by Elly MacKay
For ages 10+ | Grades 5+
Paperback | 336 pages
Available January 9, 2018
ISBN 9781101919491
Sara Stanley is only fourteen, but she can weave tales that are impossible to resist. In the charming town of Carlisle, children and grown-ups alike flock from miles around to hear her spellbinding tales. And when Bev King and his younger brother Felix arrive for the summer, they, too, are captivated by the Story Girl. Whether she’s leading them on exciting misadventures or narrating timeless stories – from the scary “Tale of the Family Ghost” to the fanciful “How Kissing Was Discovered” to the bittersweet “The Blue Chest of Rachel Ward” – the Story Girl has her audience hanging on every word.

Mistress PatMistress Pat
By L.M. Montgomery
Cover by Elly MacKay
For ages 10+ | Grades 5+
Paperback | 400 pages
Available January 9, 2018
ISBN 9781101919460
When she was twenty, nearly everyone thought Patricia Gardiner ought to be having beaus – except, of course, Pat herself. For Pat, Silver Bush was both home and heaven. All she could ever ask of life was bound in the magic of the lovely old house on Prince Edward Island, “where good things never change.” And now there was more than ever to do, what with planning for the Christmas family reunion, entertaining a countess, playing matchmaker, and preparing for the arrival of the new hired man. Yet as those she loved so dearly started to move away, Pat began to question the wisdom of her choice of Silver Bush over romance. Was it possible to be lonely at Silver Bush?

LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY (1874-1942) was born in what is now New London, Prince Edward Island, and raised by her grandparents after the death of her mother when she was just two. She worked for a time as a teacher and a journalist, then wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, in the evenings while caring for her grandmother. When the book appeared in 1908, it was an instant success; it would go on to sell millions of copies in dozens of languages the world over, making Anne one of literature’s most beloved characters of all time.

Red Sky at Night

Dear friends,

We need your help! The artwork in Elly MacKay’s Red Sky at Night (available May 1, 2018) is so beautiful that we’re having trouble deciding which one to print as a poster. So this is where you come in, help us by voting for your favorite in the form below. Please click on the posters to see them in greater detail.

We will also randomly choose a voter to receive the winning poster. Vote by Sunday, November 19, 2017.

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Voting poll is now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Today’s Parent 100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books of All Time

Today’s Parent surveyed experts from coast to coast to create this awesome list of titles. Here are their Tundra favourites:

01_Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Trade Paperback
384 Pages | Ages 8-12
ISBN: 978-1-77049-731-3
eBook: 978-1-77049-860-0
“Melodramatic and relatable Anne-with-an-E is an 11-year-old orphan who finds love, loss and belongingin picturesque Prince Edward Island.” – Today’s Parent

The Hockey Sweater_30th AnniversaryThe Hockey Sweater, 30th Anniversary Edition
Written by Roch Carrier
Illustrated by Sheldon Cohen
Translated by Sheila Fischman
Hardcover
48 Pages | All Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-762-7
“In a small Quebec town, life revolves around playing hockey and the Montreal Canadiens, but trouble brews when Roch outgrows his Habs sweater and receives a Toronto Maple Leafs one as a replacement.” – Today’s Parent

Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded FangJacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang
Written by Mordecai Richler
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Hardcover
96 Pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN: 978-0-88776-925-2
“Misunderstood Jacob Two-Two finds himself at the mercy of the mean Hooded Fang after insulting a grown-up.” – Today’s Parent

A Child in Prison CampA Child in Prison Camp
Written by Shizuye Takashima
Trade Paperback
104 Pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-0-88776-241-3
“The author reflects on how her family and thousands of other Japanese Canadians were forced to live in internment camps during the Second World War.”- Today’s Parent

Emily of New MoonEmily of New Moon
Written by L.M. Montgomery
Hardcover
448 Pages | Ages 8-12
ISBN: 978-1-77049-746-7
“Emily Starr’s world is shattered with the death of her father. Now she’ll have to start fresh in a new place with her stern aunt and cruel classmates.” – Today’s Parent

The Olden Days CoatThe Olden Days Coat
Written by Margaret Laurence
Illustrated by Muriel Wood
Trade Paperback
32 Pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-0-88776-704-3
“While visiting her grandmother at Christmas, 10-year-old Sal is transported to the past when she tries on a coat she finds in a weathered trunk.” – Today’s Parent

Mr Zingers HatMr. Zinger’s Hat
Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Hardcover
32 Pages |Ages 4-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-253-0
“A little boy knocks the town storyteller’s hat off his head, but together they come up with a new story to tell.” – Today’s Parent

DippersDippers
Written by Barbara Nichol
Illustrated by Barry Moser
Trade Paperback
32 Pages | Ages 7-9
ISBN: 978-0-88776-549-0
“Based on a letter written by a girl named Margaret and discovered in the Toronto archives, this book is her fantastical account of some strange happenings during the summer of 1912.” – Today’s Parent

The Night They Stole the Stanley CupThe Night They Stole the Stanley Cup
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback
176 Pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN: 978-1-77049-414-5
“Hockey’s greatest trophy is in danger. Will the Screech Owls hockey team be able to save it?” – Today’s Parent

Julia ChildJulia, Child
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover
32 Pages | All Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-449-7
“Simca and Julia are best friends who love to cook. This delightful tale is based loosely on the relationship between real-life friends chef Julia Child and Simone (Simca) Beck.” – Today’s Parent

The Nose from JupiterThe Nose from Jupiter
Written by Richard Scrimger
Trade Paperback
160 Pages | Ages 8-12
ISBN: 978-0-88776-428-8
“Alan is bullied at school, until an alien from Jupiter lands in his nose and teaches him how to stick up for himself.” – Today’s Parent

Check out the full list of titles here on the Today’s Parent website! Thank you to the esteemed panelists for all their work. You can also enter to win all 100 books here (contest closes June 12, 2015).

Adopt Anne and Emily for the Holidays

This holiday, give the gift of Anne and Emily to a true friend and kindred spirit! We have repackaged eight Anne and three Emily titles in hardcover and paperback. Both sets are designed by Kelly Hill and are sure to become a favourite!

The paperback editions feature cover art by Elly Mackay. She created these dreamy images by drawing, painting, trimming, and installing the scenes in her theatre. Then with the magic of light and Elly’s skilled photography, voilà! Gorgeous new covers! Elly is even selling prints of some of the covers: Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne of Avonlea, and Emily of New Moon.

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Then there are these wonderfully designed hardcover editions . . . where do we even start? The covers are made to look like they’re cloth bound and there are ribbons to bookmark your place. Each book features their own cartouche, which is used throughout the interiors. Oh the endpapers! You can see a glimpse of them on the large ANNE and EMILY designs on the cover, but they’re just stunning when you open up the book. Sigh! That’s not even all, there’s a bonus short story by L. M. Montgomery at the back of the book too.
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Of course, you can purchase the titles individually, but we have the following sets available:

9781770496798Anne 8 Copy Paperback Boxed Set
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Format: Trade Paperback
Trim: 5-3/16 x 7-5/8
ISBN: 978-1-77049-679-8
This stunning boxed set includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. The exterior and interior of the box features stunning artwork by Elly Mackay! Lined up, the spines on the books create a beautiful landscape.

9781770498754Anne 3 Copy Hardcover Boxed Set
Written by L. M. Montgomery
Format: Hardcover
Trim: 5-5/16 x 7-7/8
ISBN: 978-1-77049-875-4
This lovely boxed set includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, and Anne of the Island.

GIVEAWAY
So, does anyone want to win a L. M. Montgomery collection for the holidays? To enter, just leave a comment below telling us if you love the Paperback or Hardcover editions.

  • Begins Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and ends Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
  • Two winners will be randomly selected. One winner will receive the set of Anne + Emily in paperback. The second winner will receive the set of Anne + Emily in hardcover. Each set contains eleven books.
  • Bonus entry for those who want to win the paperback set, tweet: I’d love to win the @TundraBooks @theaterclouds Anne and Emily books by L. M. Montgomery this holiday! http://wp.me/priCH-1EK
  • Please read our full set of rules here. Good luck!

UPDATE: Winners have been randomly selected! Congratulations to ayleeargh (paperback set) and Sandra L (hardcover set), please check your inbox for an e-mail from us!

UPDATE #2: Turns out there’s already a set waiting for ayleeargh under the tree, so the new paperback set winner is Kate Blackport!

Tuesdays with Tundra 42

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

Bob's Hungry GhostBob’s Hungry Ghost
Written by Geneviève Côté
Hardcover| Ages 3-7 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-713-9
“Pets get bored when they have nothing to do. Dogs chew furniture and shoes, cat kill carpets and steal things, and apparently ghosts start consuming everything in sight. Children are going to enjoy seeing how Bob deals with his ghost problem, and they will appreciate why the ghost becomes a problem in the first place. There is a moral to this story: don’t neglect your pet, no matter what kind of creature it is.” – Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews

HazeHaze
The Rephaim, Book 2
Written by Paula Weston
Hardcover | Ages 14 and up | 448 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-550-0
eBook: 978-1-77049-552-4
“The stunning sequel to the much loved Shadows, is filled with heart-racing action, enthralling plot lines and some very kick-ass characters that certainly kicked me into dazeville.” – YA Midnight Reads

Hope SpringsHope Springs
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | Ages 6-9 | 32 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-530-2
“It is a sweet story with a very powerful social message and makes a wonderful moral lesson for children. The illustrations too are beautiful…. I would recommend this book to children and adults – so that they can know more about the pressing problem of water shortage that farmers in Kenya face.” – Everyday Gyaan

Shadows_PaperbackShadows
The Rephaim, Book 1
Written by Paula Weston
Trade Paperback | Ages 14 and up | 400 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-769-6
eBook: 978-1-77049-549-4
“Piece by piece, characters offer Gaby truths about her past, and piece by piece, we readers are taken aback by the genuinely surprising twists Weston has set up…. There is a girl, a boy, war, love, angels, demons and blood. What more do you need?” – The Midnight Garden

The SwallowThe Swallow: A Ghost Story
Written by Charis Cotter
Hardcover | Ages 9-12 | 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-591-3
eBook: 978-1-77049-593-7
The Swallow: A Ghost Story, is such a wonderful, special book that I would pretty much recommend it to anyone…. The Swallow is the best of books, a middle grade novel that will appeal to adults as well as children, and a book that takes its readers into the creative space of imagination, in which anything is possible.” – Read This Book

Who Needs a DesertWho Needs a Desert?
A Desert Ecosystem
Written by Karen Patkau
Hardcover | Ages 7-10 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-386-5
“Another great ecosystem introduction. This can be a difficult ecosystem to understand. The introduction pulls young eyes into the biodiversity of the desert with interesting plants and animals then goes on to explain why the desert is the way it is with weather patterns.” – Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Who Needs a PrairieWho Needs a Prairie?
A Grassland Ecosystem
Written by Karen Patkau
Hardcover | Ages 7-10 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-388-9
“I read this book to a group a kids aged 4-8. Younger kids loved the pictures and finding all of the plants and animals in the pictures that were mentioned in the text. Older kids liked learning about the different animals and how they lived.” – Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Who Needs a ReefWho Needs a Reef?
A Coral Ecosystem
Written by Karen Patkau
Hardcover | Ages 7-10 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-390-2
“This is a great introduction to a coral reef ecosystem. I loved that it revealed why coral reef ecosystems are important as well as the biodiversity of plants and animals that it contains. I liked that there were many tie-ins with curriculum, information on food chains, habitat and why we should preserve this special habitat.” – Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Zombie ElementaryZombie Elementary
The Real Story
Written by Howard Whitehouse
Hardcover | Ages 9-12 | 256 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-608-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-610-1
“The characters were all very realistic and immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. I could immediately remember a person from my past who fit the description of nearly every person in this book with startling clarity. The nostalgic feeling, and the instances of humour that made me laugh out loud really made this a fun read. Then we add in zombies, hilarious zombie tropes, references to almost every amazing zombie movie… and Chuck. Love. Him.” – A Cozy Couch and A Good Book

You know what else releases today? Our newly packaged L.M. Montgomery paperback books!!! With gorgeous cover art from Elly MacKay:
01_Anne of Green Gables 02_Anne of Avonlea 03_Anne of the Island 04_Anne of Windy Poplars 05_Anne's House of Dreams 06_Anne of Ingleside 07_Rainbow Valley 08_Rilla of Ingleside 09_Emily of New Moon 10_Emily Climbs 11_Emily's Quest

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new September 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, September 15, 2014!