2013 South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

We are happy to announce that The Rumor by Anushka Ravishankar, illustrations by Kanyika Kini is of the 2013 South Asia Book Award for Children’s Literature!

2013 Winners
The RumorThe Rumor
Written by Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrated by Kanyika Kini
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-280-6
In the village of Baddbaddpur, the people like to tell tales. Pandurang is so dour that he can make milk turn sour. One day he coughs up a feather. As the story of Pandurang’s feather is passed from one person to another it grows and grows and grows until it can hardly be recognized.

Congratulations to Deborah Ellis for Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War winning the 2013 South Asia Book Award for Young Adult Literature! And congratulations to the Honor Books’ authors and illustrators:

2013 Honor Books

  • Chained by Lynne Kelly
  • The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India by Marcia Williams
  • The Wooden Sword by Ann Redisch Stampler, illustrated by Carol Liddiment
  • Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

The 2013 South Asia Book Award Ceremony will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 19, 2013. For more information about the award and the ceremony, please visit: http://southasiabookaward.org

Tuesdays with Tundra 20

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

The French Fry King
By Rogé
Hardcover | 32 pages | Ages 4-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-350-6
“…Both the story and the illustrations are appealingly fantastical, with tall-tale exaggerations and witty interactions with satisfied customers…. Roger’s story conveys the subtle and salutary message that material achievement and fame does not necessarily include love and companionship, and a shared venture may be sweeter than solitary success.”
Kirkus Reviews

Hey Canada!
By Vivien Bowers
Illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
Hardcover | 72 pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-255-4
“Arrays of small color photos, cartoons and occasional comic-book pages provide visuals for a young traveler….”
Kirkus Reviews

The Rumor
By Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrated by Kanyika Kini
Hardcover | 32 pages | Ages 4-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-280-6
“…The Rumor is a brilliantly written tale of the village of Baddbaddpur where people tell tales ‘so tall … they would reach the stars’ …. Combining elements of humour and nonsense into an Indian tale, along with Anushka Ravishankar’s wonderful verse writing, this cautionary tale of rumours is a fun and enjoyable read for any child or parent….”
– Highly Recommended, CM Magazine

Spot the Difference
By Tak Bui
Paperback | 48 pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-279-0
“In a challenging workout for Where’s Waldo? fans a Canadian cartoonist offers 82 teeming scenes in pairs that are identical only at first glance … the figures and action are depicted with fine-lined exactitude, and there’s plenty of stage business and visual humor to keep even browsers uninterested in playing the intended game amused.”
Kirkus Reviews

Wanda and the Frogs
By Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Paperback | 32 pages | Ages 4-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-307-0
Blue-eyed, freckle-faced Wanda is back, and with her comes spring, puddles, and wriggling black tadpoles. Wanda is enchanted. On the way to school one morning, Wanda scoops some tadpoles into her sand pail. When she presents them to her teacher, the teacher agrees to let the class take care of them until they become frogs. But what will happen to the tadpoles once they grow legs and their tails begin to shrink?

Wanda and the Wild Hair
By Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Paperback | 32 pages | Ages 3-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-306-3
Blue-eyed freckle-faced Wanda has a problem: she loves her wild hair dearly, but it drives all the adults in her life to distraction. She loves the way it feels when she touches it. She loves the way it looks when she pats it in front of the mirror. But her mother always nags her to wash it, her father wants to take her to the poodle parlor for a trim, and her teacher threatens to ask the principal to cut it off. What can poor Wanda do?

Wanda’s Freckles
By Barbara Azore
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Paperback | 24 pages | 3-7 Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-308-7
Wanda has freckles. Lots and lots of freckles. They make her feel special, until the day in the park when a group of boys point, laugh, and tease her for having spots. All of a sudden, the freckles she’d liked become a problem. What can she do? Wanda decides that there’s only one thing: make her freckles disappear altogether!

Pub Date Giveaway: Tell us which new release of ours you would love to read in the comments below and one lucky reader will receive their requested book!

One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, May 10, 2012!

UPDATE: Lucky number 8, congratulations to kittiepride! A copy of Wanda and the Wild Hair will be sent to you. Thank you to everyone who entered!