Noni at Type Books

Noni Is Nervous at Type Books

We hope you can join Heather Hartt-Sussman at Type Books on Saturday, September 21 from 3:00-5:00 pm. She will be reading from her newest picture book, Noni Is Nervous, and a signing will follow.

PRAISE FOR Noni Is Nervous:

“Côté’s gentle watercolors capture Noni’s emotional experience…. Softly lavender, monochrome illustrations depict Noni’s previous reasons for being nervous, all made right in her mother’s arms…. A charming, seemingly simple book that gets right to the heart of the matter.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The text is clarity itself, while Coté’s rough, splotchy watercolors elicit plenty of emotion from a minimum of strokes. For fearful first-timers, this strikes just the right note of reassurance.” — Booklist

“Young readers will enjoy the gentle watercolour illustrations, and will relate to the charming tale of Noni Is Nervous. Perfect to read aloud and share before the start of the school year.” — The Yummy Mummy Club

Giveaway: Noni Is Nervous

Noni Is NervousGiveaway: In the comments below, please tell us how you calm your nerves! One lucky reader will win a copy of Noni Is Nervous. One entry per person and please review our rules. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the United States and ends at midnight on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jane!

Noni Is NervousNoni Is Nervous
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Hardcover | 24 Pages | Ages 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-77049-323-0
Noni is nervous about play-dates, and global warming, and most of all, about the first day of school. Her parents are worried too, and even her brother is a little wary. But Noni finds a friend, someone a little more outgoing than herself, and discovers that through friendship, she can belong and succeed in a world that once filled her with dread. The story is a universal one about the power of friendship and belonging, delightfully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Geneviève Côté.

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

SmokescreenSmokescreen
Written by Nancy Hartry
Hardcover | 208 Pages | Ages 12+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-405-3
eBook: 978-1-77049-406-0
Nothing in Kerry’s life prepares her for her first summer job. Stationed as far north from Toronto as Florida is south, unqualified and inexperienced, she perceives hazards around every tree. What does she know about fieldwork? Or black bears? Or men? Absolutely nothing—all she’s done with her life so far is competitive dance. If her mother only knew what this job required!

Kerry’s new partner, Yvette, is unlike anyone she’s ever met and something about her doesn’t add up. Her boss is a chauvinist pig and out to get them. When forest fires break out, Kerry and Yvette are drafted for fire duty and sent deeper into the bush—even closer to the fire. As all of northwestern Ontario goes up in flames, Kerry vows to find out what is really going on and uncovers a crime of international scope and scale that will threaten her life.

Smokescreen is an adrenalin pumping adventure, pitting two resourceful young women against nature and man at their most greedy. Truth and lies. Fire and darkness. Who will triumph when nothing is what it seems?

Noni Is NervousNoni Is Nervous
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Hardcover | 24 Pages | Ages 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-77049-323-0
A unique hardcover picture book for two to five year olds, this is the story of a lovely little girl who is nervous about many things. Noni finds a way to control her nerves and work through her anxiety, making life much more bearable for everyone!

Noni is nervous about playdates, and global warming, and most of all, about the first day of school. Her parents are worried too, and even her brother is a little wary. But Noni finds a friend, someone a little more outgoing than herself, and discovers that through friendship, she can belong and succeed in a world that once filled her with dread. The story is a universal one about the power of friendship and belonging, delightfully illlustrated by award-winning illustrator Geneviève Côté.

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell one of the two new July release from Tundra 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, July 15, 2013!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Teresa on winning a copy of Noni Is Nervous.

Giveaway: Nana’s Summer Surprise

June13_Nanas Summer SurpriseGiveaway: Happy first day of summer! In the comments below, tell us what your summers plans are. One lucky reader will win a copy of Nana’s Summer Surprise. One entry per person and please review our rules. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the United States and ends at midnight on Sunday, June 30, 2013. UPDATE: A winner has been selected!

Nanas Summer SurpriseNana’s Summer Surprise
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-324-7
In this third book of related titles, our hero must face one more hurdle in accepting his nana’s new “family.” Nana’s new husband, Bob, has a granddaughter named Hortense. They were friends last summer—but over the winter she’s changed and the tentative friendship they shared seems a thing of the past. In this charming picture book about growing up, there is also a message about getting along and finding common ground, even when it’s not at all obvious that that common ground will exist! A heartwarming picture book about blended families and overcoming the differences that children face when they mature at different paces.

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

Nanas Summer SurpriseNana’s Summer Surprise
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-324-7
“…The artwork … is a lovely display of chalk pastel … the colors look like they are lit from within, giving a fairy-tale quality to the work.” – Kirkus Reviews

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun.

The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story:
It’s Not About the Ball! is based on The Frog Prince;
It’ Not About the Tiny Girl! is based on Thumbelina;
It’s Not About the Diamonds! is based on the story of Diamonds and Toads;
It’s Not About the Straw! is based on Rumpelstiltskin and
It’s Not About the Beanstalk! is based on Jack and the Beanstalk.

Its Not About the Beanstalk Its Not About the Diamonds Its Not About the Straw Its Not About the Tiny Girl Its Not About the Ball
As one friend starts his story, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins.

Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales are a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles’s series, Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales.

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new April release of Tundra’s you would love to read (the Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales count as one entry) and one lucky reader will receive their requested book(s)! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, April 15, 2013!

Update: Congratulations to Laurie who will be getting the Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales!