2012/2013 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards Nominations

The nominations are in for the 2012/2013 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards and we are happy to say that Tundra has two nominated books! They are:

From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
Written by Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski
Hardcover | 192 pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-0-88776-540-7
eBook: 978-1-77049-120-5
“Moore does an admirable job not only getting so much history in, but displaying how it can be cyclical, a constant succession of societies rising and falling. That premise will prompt much discussion among curious young minds.” – Quill & Quire

Shipwrecks, Monsters and Mysteries of the Great Lakes
Written by Ed Butts
Trade Paperback | 88 pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN: 978-1-77049-206-6
eBook: 978-1-77049-259-2
“Guelph author Ed Butts delves into the history of the Great Lakes to produce this intriguing look at the tragedies they’ve caused…. While this book is geared to children ages nine to 12, cottagers and boaters of all ages will revel in each chapter and gain new respect for our Great Lakes.” – The Waterloo Region Record

The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is an Atlantic Canadian book award which allows children to choose their favourite Canadian and Atlantic Canadian books. This year, the children will read from a selection of forty books divided in four categories: English Fiction, English Non-fiction, French Fiction and French Non-fiction, chosen for their literary, cultural and enjoyment factors. The books have generally been published within two or three years of selection.

Tuesdays with Tundra 7

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

Five Thousand Years of  Slavery
By Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Hardcover | Ages 11+
ISBN 9780887769146
“…the authors weave their narrative around contemporary accounts and documented incidents, supplemented by period images or photos and frequent sidebar essays…. For timeliness, international focus and, particularly, accuracy, this leaves Richard Watkins’ Slavery: Bondage Throughout History (2001) in the dust….” – Kirkus Reviews

Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes
By Ed Butts
Trade Paperback | Ages 9-12
ISBN 9781770492066
eBook 9781770492585
“Younger readers … will find these robust historical accounts more digestible and at least as engrossing. The bibliography is dominated by Canadian sources, as befitting the book’s origin, but there’s plenty here to interest American readers.” – Kirkus Reviews

Pub Date Giveaway: Start off the New Year with a book of your choice! 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 Thursday, January 13, 2011!