There are a lot of lists circulating out there. Best-of lists, gift ideas, and reading suggestions for the holidays. Why don’t we make it easier for you? We compiled some of our books that were featured in lists this year!
A Northern Alphabet
By Ted Harrison
Trade Paperback | 32 pages
What is BlogFest? BlogFest is a massive carnival of giveaways with a great collection of participating blogs. Each blog has a giveaway and the idea is to hop from blog to blog, entering all the giveaways your little heart desires. Hopefully you might even come across a few blogs you might want to bookmark and continue visiting.
How do I enter to win? Each blog has their own giveaway and their own rules. The giveaways will start at midnight EST on the morning of September 10th and run through 11:59pm on the night of the 12th. That’s a whole 72 that you get to visit as many blogs as you want and enter their amazing giveaways.
Are you ready for our giveaways? This is what you could win:
Prize Pack of Novels! Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen Me & Death by Richard Scrimger No Moon by Irene N. Watts Lucy Unstrung by Carole Lazar Avalanche Dance by Ellen Schwartz
Prize Pack of Picture Books! All Aboard! by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Bill Slavin Splinters by Kevin Sylvester Lulu’s Piano Lesson by Arlene Alda, illustrated by Lisa Desimini A Night on the Town by Caroline Merola Humpty Dumpty and Friends illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko
To enter our BlogFest Giveaway:
Please leave a comment telling us which prize pack you’re hoping to win! Yes, you can enter for both!
Let us know if you do the extra ballots in your comment.
We will ship to Canada and the U.S.A. – so keep in mind you will need a Canadian or American mailing address to receive the prize.
The giveaway closes on September 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.
Tundra Books is not responsible for entries that are lost or misdirected.
The winner will be chosen by random draw and notified by e-mail.
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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!
Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine
By Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
“All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine is an intriguing and readable introduction to Elijah McCoy that whets the appetite for more, but it also touches on other thought-provoking themes such as slavery, the Underground Railroad, racial discrimination, railroad history, everyday inventions and belief in one’s own ideals…. The wonderful effervescent illustrations of Bill Slavin bring the story to life, capturing the atmosphere of the age with authenticity…. Highly recommended.” – CM Magazine
Dear George Clooney
Please Marry My Mom
By Susin Nielsen
US $15.95 / CAN $17.99
“Nielsen (Word Nerd) has created a narrator as sassy and candid as this memorable novel’s title….Nielsen skillfully balances her story’s keen humor…with poignancy. Especially affecting are Violet’s struggles to accept her father’s new family….” – Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
By Carole Lazar
US $12.95 / CAN $14.99
Teens who get pregnant and raise their babies are often in the news. But what about those children who are growing up with parents scarcely half a generation older than themselves?
Lulu’s Piano Lesson
By Arlene Alda
Illustrated by Lisa Desimini
US $16.95 / CAN $18.99
“…Collage and digital art make for flattened surfaces and stylized shapes, enlivened by varying perspectives. Lulu has a beautiful head of bushy, curly hair and bright blue eyes. As lessons go, it’s a mighty nice one.” – Kirkus Reviews
A Night on the Town
By Caroline Merola
US $15.95 / CAN $17.99
“… Caroline Merola’s bold illustrations saturate every page with colour and create a rich, expressive backdrop to the story. The narrative flows naturally, with light, playful dialogue and a lively pace that will make reading aloud a pleasure. Pickles McPhee and Martha made loveable, spirited heroines…. A Night on the Town is a good-natured, charmingly illustrated book – just the ticket for a vicarious nighttime romp.” – Quill & Quire
Pub Date Giveaway: Which book would you love to get your hands on? Leave us a comment below and one lucky reader will receive a copy of their requested book, courtesy of Tundra! One request per person please. This offer ends on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010!
Will you be going to New York for BookExpo America? If so, make sure to stop by these signing tables to meet our authors:
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Signing Table 22 – 10:00 Rona Arato, author of Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium will be signing.
For ages 8-11
Treat yourself to a visit to the wackiest restaurant ever! Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium is a colourful tale that blends history and fantasy with a journey of discovery, adventure, and fun.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Signing Table 2 – 12:00
Tom Slaughter, illustrator of Which Way? will be signing
For ages 2-5
A new book from the team of Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter, Which Way? is an invitation to explore and understand the concepts we see every day in signs around us.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 Signing Table 1 – 11:00 Arlene Alda and Lisa Desimini, author and illustrator of Lulu’s Piano Lesson will be signing.
For ages 4-7
Who wants to practice the piano? Certainly not Lulu. She’d rather listen to her swing squeak, the bell on her bike ring, or the apples thump as she climbs a tree. Even her shoes play a tip-tap tune as she runs on the sidewalk. Before she knows it, it’s Friday afternoon and time for her piano lesson. Lulu’s heart sinks. She hasn’t practiced all week. Luckily, Lulu’s teacher knows how to inspire his small student.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 Signing Table 1 – 9:30
Dirk McLean, author of Curtain Up! A Book for Young Performers will be signing
For ages 6-8
Young Amaya is auditioning for a role in a professional play. Although she longs to perform, she is about to learn how much team effort and hard work is involved. As the reader follows her progress from a nervous hopeful at an audition through the fittings for costumes, the rehearsals, the memory work, and even stage fright, Dirk McLean introduces the many people and jobs involved in staging a play.
Don’t forget to visit Tundra Books at booth #4252 – Alison Morgan and Pamela Osti will be there to let you know about our new and upcoming books! Or if you’re shy, come say hi and pick up our catalogues, posters, bookmarks, and postcards.