Hello book lovers! The Tundra Books team is headed down south to the 2023 TLA conference happening in Austin, Texas on April 19th to April 22nd. We’ll be showcasing many of our wonderful titles at booth 2435! Come by and say hello to our Executive Editor, Sam Swenson; Editor, Peter Phillips; Marketing and Publicity Senior Associate, Sam Devotta; and our Publicity Manager, Evan Munday!
On Friday, April 21st at 8:30am to 9:30am please join our authors David A. Robertson and Cherie Dimaline with moderator Cynthia Leitich Smith in the Austin Convention Center, Room 16A, for a panel on Decolonizing Library Shelves through the Rise of Indigenous Children’s Authors.
We will also be hosting signings at booth 2435! This is based on first come, first serve. One copy per person while quantities last and you must be in line for the signing to receive a complimentary copy.
Looking for literary assets for your schools and libraries? We’ve got you covered, ask about our catalogs, brochures, posters, postcards, bookmarks, buttons, art cards, sticker sheets, and pop sockets!
And don’t forget to follow us online @tundrabooks as we post live from the show floors!
The Texas Library Association announced their 2021 Lone Star Reading List which encourages students in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of recently published books. We would like to congratulate David A. Robertson whose fantastic middle grade novel, The Barren Grounds, is one of the few Canadian titles on the list.
The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga #1
By David A. Robertson
256 Pages | Ages 10+ | Hardcover
ISBN 9780735266100 | Puffin Canada
Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home – until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything – including them.
Tundra Books is exhibiting at TLA Annual Conference for the first time this year and we’d love for you to give us a big Texas welcome.
Please say hello to our wonderful marketing and publicity manager, Vikki VanSickle and our marketing and publicity coordinator, Sylvia Chan at booth #2505. We’re nestled between Penguin Random House and Publishers Weekly, a cozy spot! Vikki and Sylvia will be happy to tell you about our new and upcoming books or to answer any questions you may have.