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

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Telling Tales – A Family Festival of Stories

Sunday, September 20, 2009 was the first annual Telling Tales Festival. The festival was held in the beautiful Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Tundra authors and illustrators that presented were Cary Fagan, Janet Wilson, Ken Setterington, Richard Scrimger, and Shane Peacock. Here are some of our photos from the day, courtesy of Lauren from Tundra!

Richard ScrimgerQ&As with Richard Scrimger!

Janet Wilson and Richard ScrimgerJanet Wilson and Richard Scrimger.

Into the RavineA fan of Into the Ravine by Richard Scimger.

Shane Peacock readingShane Peacock reading at the Jerseyville Railway.

Eye of the CrowFans of Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes by Shane Peacock.

Thank you to everyone who attended and to the team of organizers. A big, huge round of applause to Susan Jasper for all her hard work! Next year’s Festival will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2010!

Keep Toronto Reading

Keep Toronto Reading 2009

“This April, join Toronto Public Library for Keep Toronto Reading, a month-long showcase of books and culture. Enjoy an exciting line-up of free events, performances and discussions at library branches and partner locations throughout the city.”

Tundra authors participating:

Shyam Selvadurai, author of Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, will be featured in Lit City: Celebrity Picks at the Toronto Reference Library on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 7:00pm.

Richard Scrimger, author of From Charlie’s Point of View, will be featured in Counting Yourself In at the Bendale Branch on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 1:30pm.

Ken Setterington, author of The Snow Queen and Clever Katarina, will be featured in Heroes Of My Youth: The Women Of Scarborough at the Bendale Branch on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 7:00pm.

Keep reading Toronto!