Launch of: Counting on Snow

On January 15, 2011, Maxwell Newhouse hosted the launch of Counting on Snow, his latest picture book for ages 2-5. The event was held at the Chilliwack Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Here are some of the photos from the reception, courtesy of Maxwell Newhouse.


Maxwell invited local schools to attend and provided lots of healthy snacks and refreshments.


Maxwell had all the original paintings displayed from Counting on Snow for attendees to see.


He also showcased original artwork from The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew.


As well as The House That Max Built.


Here comes the rush of signings books and posters!


If you were not able to attend the launch, Maxwell Newhouse’s art installation will be on display until February 17, 2011. We recommend that you stop by to check them out!

Counting on Snow Giveaway:

As a bonus, enjoy the snow in the comfort of your own home. To enter, leave us a friendly comment below telling us what comforts you during snowy weather – is it a cup of hot chocolate, a roaring fireplace, or snuggling under the covers?

A winner will be chosen at random and will receive a copy of Maxwell Newhouse’s Counting on Snow and a set of the illustration miniatures. Please review our rules and this giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, January 27, 2011 . Thank you for entering!


The miniatures would look lovely framed and hung in a library, classroom, or child’s bedroom!

What readers are saying about Counting on Snow:

Tuesdays with Tundra 6

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

Counting on Snow
By Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-985-6
US $14.95 / CAN $16.99
Ages 2-5
“… perfectly paced: each turn of the page reveals a new level of intensity in the growing blizzard, bringing an enjoyable hide-and-seek element…. Newhouse infuses every creature’s peering black eyes with character and life…. Newhouse’s sensitive portrayal of the stark Arctic landscape creates an atmospheric chilliness that perfectly captures a winter evening north of the 49th parallel. Original without being gimmicky, Counting on Snow should come with the purchase of every crib in this country, as it has all the makings of a Canadian classic.” – Starred Review, Quill & Quire

Design It! The Ordinary Things You Use Everyday and the Not-So-Ordinary Ways They Came to Be
By Rona Arato
Illustrated by Claudia Newell
ISBN 978-0-88776-846-0
US $20.95 / CAN $22.99
Ages 8-11
“… Arato goes beyond the question of how an object is designed to consider why. Kids are challenged to look closely at the products in their own homes, think critically about what makes for good design, and just as important, imagine how certain objects can be improved…. With its quirky cartoons, fun facts, and thought-provoking challenges, Design It! is a perfect introduction to the way the products we use each day, from toasters to telephones, came to be.” – Quill & Quire

Zero Kisses for Me
By Manuela Monari
Illustrated by Virginie Soumagnac
ISBN 978-1-77049-208-0
US $15.95 / CAN $17.99
Ages 4-7
“…Monari’s slight tale of a little child with big-kid ambitions is spot on the mark. Told mostly in a loving dialogue between mother and child, the language and syntax are true to life and utterly believable. Soumagnac’s cartoon-style illustrations are a perfect match….  This is a sit-on-your-lap, kiss-and-hug read-aloud.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Pub Date Giveaway: ‘Tis almost the season to be giving. 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 and please review our rules. This offer ends at midnight on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010!

The 2010 Word on the Street

Have you started planning out your schedule for Sunday, September 26th, 2010? Everyone is buzzing about the author events, presentations, workshops, and marketplace with the best selection of Canadian books and magazines. We hope to see you at the Word on the Street festival this weekend!

IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA:
Raise-a-Reader Corner:
12:00 PM – Kathryn E. Shoemaker with Clay Man and Good-bye Marianne
1:20 PM – Maxwell Newhouse with The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew
Cancelled – Irene Watts with No Moon

  

IN KITCHENER, ONTARIO:
Heritage Canada Reading Rocks Tent:
12:00 PM – Nan Forler with Bird Child
TBA – Ann Love and Jane Drake with Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets

 

IN TORONTO, ONTARIO:
The Children’s Reading Tent:
1:20 PM – Heather Hartt-Sussman with Nana’s Getting Married
2:40 PM – Susin Nielsen with Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom
3:40 PM – Monica Kulling with All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine
4:30 PM – Kevin Sylvester with Splinters
4:50 PM – Jan Andrews with Rude Stories
Great Books Marquee:
1:15 PM – Richard Scrimger with Me & Death
The Activity Tent:
3:00 PM – Jason Bone with Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures and Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden

       

Tundra Books will be selling books, giving away posters, catalogues, postcards, and bookmarks. Look for us at KidStreet! Also, click here to see photos from last year’s festival.

Bonus, to celebrate KidStreet, Open Book: Toronto and The Word On The Street are giving away a Children’s Book Prize Pack and a Family Pass to the Ontario Science Centre! To enter, please visit the Open Book: Toronto website.

A roundup of interviews with…

Open Book Toronto logoOnce again, the wonderful team at Open Book: Toronto interviewed some of our Spring 2010 authors and illustrators. Many thanks to Clelia and Amy for their hard work! Click on the links below to read Open Book: Toronto’s interviews with:

You can take a look at the Fall 2009 Ten Question interviews here. Stay tuned for interviews from our Fall 2010 authors and illustrators!