Tuesdays with Tundra 2

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

Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures
By J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Bone
ISBN 978-0-88776-934-4
US $10.95 / CAN $12.99
Ages 8+
“These are the comics I wish I had as a kid! … Jason Bone’s art really brings the story to life; it’s expressive without being exaggerated, and he really brings out the goofy humor of the stories.” – Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources

Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden
By J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Bone
ISBN 978-0-88776-935-1
US $10.95 / CAN $12.99
Ages 8+
“Filled with life and energy, the pictures seem to move on the pages as you read them.” – Jack Blake, GrayHavenMagazine.com

Folly
By Marthe Jocelyn
ISBN 978-0-88776-929-0
CAN $22.99
Ages 12+
“… poignant story … A thoughtful, accessible and richly detailed read that moves along at a satisfying clip—this will appeal beyond just already-established fans of historical fiction.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

The Secret Fiend:
The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 4th Case

By Shane Peacock
ISBN 978-0-88776-853-8
US $19.95 / CAN $21.99
Ages 10-14
Sherlock returns with a mystery set in a time of turmoil and fear.

The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew
By Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-913-9
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 4-7
“…a celebration of kids doing part-time work in their community. Newhouse paints vignettes of an appealing neighbourhood… a sunny portrait of juvenile entrepreneurial spirit… an appealing and plausible model….” – Feature Review, Quill & Quire

So Close
By Natalia Colombo
ISBN 978-1-77049-207-3
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 4-7
A charming story about seeing what is right underneath one’s nose.

March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month! Learn about these amazing women:

The Matchless Six
The Story of Canada’s First Women’s Olympic Team
Written by Ron Hotchkiss
ISBN 978-0-88776-738-8
Paperback
200 Pages
Ages 11+

  • Chosen by Quill & Quire as one of the 2006 Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • Selected as one of the best books of 2006 by CANSCAIP

Silent in an Evil Time
The Brave War of Edith Cavell
Written by Jack Batten
ISBN 978-0-88776-737-1
Paperback
144 Pages
Ages 10+

  • Included in the 2008 Amelia Bloomer Project list for recommended reading

Laura Secord
A story of Courage
Written by Janet Lunn
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-538-4
32 Pages
Ages 8+

  • Selected for the Children’s Literature Choice List 2002
  • Selected for the Our Choice 2002 List by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Heart and Soul
The Story of Florence Nightingale

Written by Gena K. Gorrell
ISBN 978-0-88776-703-6
Paperback
152 Pages
Ages 10+

  • Winner of the 2001 Norma Fleck Award
  • Nominated for the 2002 Torgi Literary Award

Emily Carr
At the Edge of the World

Written by Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-640-4
40 Pages
Ages 10+

  • Nominated for the 2006-2007 Red Cedar Book Awards
  • 2004 Honor Book by the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award

Capturing Joy
The Story of Maud Lewis

Written by Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by Mark Lang
ISBN 978-0-88776-568-1
32 Pages
Ages 8-12

  • Shortlisted for the 2004 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award
  • Finalist for the 2003 Information Book Award – Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada

The RCMP

On this day in 1920, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence!

In 1919, Parliament voted to merge the Force with the Dominion Police, a federal police force with jurisdiction in eastern Canada. When the legislation took effect on February 1, 1920, the name became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and headquarters was moved to Ottawa from Regina. – http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/

In this loving homage to the RCMP Musical Ride, Maxwell Newhouse captures its spirit – from the riders to the equipment, the training, and the horses – in words and art:

The RCMP Musical Ride
By Maxwell Newhouse
Hardcover
24 Pages
ISBN 978-0-88776-683-1
The pageantry of the sleek black horses, their intricate dancelike steps, and the thrilling play of lances make the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police an unforgettable experience. Rooted in the cavalry drills of the Great March West of 1874, the modern-day Musical Ride now represents the best in horsemanship.

For the tour schedule of the RCMP Musical Ride, please visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca for more information.

In My Mailbox 1

In My Mailbox explores the contents of our mailbox on a weekly basis. This meme is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and the idea was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. While we don’t have an actual “box” (more like the whole floor is used), we are constantly getting advances, so we thought we could share them with you. Most of the participants in this meme share the books that they recieved for review. Well, here is what arrived at our doorstep to be sent out to reviewers! =)

Top to bottom:
Me & Death by Richard Scrimger
Mrs. Kaputnik’s Pool Hall and Matzo Ball Emporium by Rona Arato
Same Same by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Eats by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Off We Go! by Beverley Abramson
Which Way? by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
Sail Away with Me by Jane Collins-Philippe, illustrated by Laura Beingessner
Nana’s Getting Married by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illustrated by Georgia Graham
The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew by Maxwell Newhouse
Topsy-Turvy Town by Luc Melanson

This book arrived after the top bunch:
Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets by Ann Love and Jane Drake, illustrated by Bill Slavin

Want to participate? For more information on starting your own “In My Mailbox” post, visit The Story Siren!

Canada Day with Tundra Books!

Canada Day with Tundra books!
July 1, 2009

The Big Book of Canada

The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories
By Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
ISBN 978-0-88776-457-8
Ages 9+

“The Big Book moves…across the continent from east to west… Bill Slavin’s inimitable watercolours, supplemented by black-and-white and colour photographs, add their own touch of whimsy to this excellent addition to school or home bookshelf.”

– The Globe and Mail

Building Canada

Building Canada
By Bonnie Shemie
ISBN 978-0-88776-504-9
Ages 9+

“Bonnie Shemie’s beautifully illustrated Building Canada invites children to discover the architecture that surrounds them and that is as much a part of their heritage as the Maple Leaf…a useful reference as well as a treasure to explore.”

– Kitchener-Waterloo Record

The Day I Became a Canadian

The Day I Became a Canadian: A Citizenship Scrapbook
By Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
ISBN 978-0-88776-892-7
Ages 7-9

“… author Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet and illustrator Song Nan Zhang capture the excitement and solemnity of the ceremonial process… With its touching story and information on citizens’ rights and responsibilities, this book is a wonderful introduction to the topics of community and national identity.”

– Montreal Review of Books

The RCMP Musical Ride

The RCMP Musical Ride
By Maxwell Newhouse
ISBN 978-0-88776-683-1
All Ages

“Kids will thrill to the tale of Canada’s equestrian ballet.”

– Canadian Living