Tuesdays with Tundra 26

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

An Infidel in ParadiseAn Infidel in Paradise
Written by S.J. Laidlaw
Hardcover | 320 Pages | Ages 11+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-304-9
eBook: 978-1-77049-305-6
Set in Pakistan, this is the story of a teen girl living with her mother and siblings in a diplomatic compound. As if getting used to another new country and set of customs and friends isn’t enough, she must cope with an increasingly tense political situation that becomes dangerous with alarming speed. Her life and those of her sister and brother depend on her resourcefulness and the unexpected help of an enigmatic Muslim classmate.

Mystery at Lake PlacidMystery at Lake Placid
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback | 272 Pages | Ages 8-11
ISBN: 978-1-77049-413-8
Travis Lindsay, his best friend, Nish, and all their pals on the Screech Owls hockey team are on their way to New York for an international peewee tournament. As the team makes its way to Lake Placid, excitement builds with the prospect of playing on an Olympic rink, in a huge arena, scouts in the stands!
But barely have they arrived when things start to go wrong. Their star center, Sarah, plays badly. Travis gets knocked down in the street. And someone starts tampering with the equipment. Who is trying to sabotage the Screech Owls? And can Travis and the others stop the destruction before the final game?

The Night They Stole the Stanley CupThe Night They Stole the Stanley Cup
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback | 176 Pages | Ages 8-11
ISBN: 978-1-77049-414-5
Travis, Nish, and the rest of the Screech Owls have come to Toronto for the biggest hockey tournament of their lives – only to find themselves in the biggest mess of their lives. First, Nish sprains his ankle falling down the stairs at the CN Tower. Later, key members of the team get caught shoplifting. And during a tour of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Travis overhears two men plotting to snatch the priceless Stanley Cup and hold it for ransom!
Can the Screech Owls do anything to save the most revered trophy in the country? And can they rise to the challenge on the ice and play their best hockey ever?

The Ghost of the Stanley CupThe Ghost of the Stanley Cup
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback | 176 Pages | Ages 8-11
ISBN: 978-1-77049-416-9
The Screech Owls have come to Ottawa to play in the Little Stanley Cup Peewee Tournament. This relaxed summer event honors Lord Stanley himself – the man who donated the Stanley Cup to hockey – and gives young players a chance to see the wonders of Canada’s capital city, travel into the wilds of Algonquin Park, and even go river rafting.
Their manager, Mr. Dillinger, is also taking them to visit some of the region’s famous ghosts: the ghost of a dead prime minister; the ghost of a man hanged for murder; the ghost of the famous painter Tom Thomson. At first the Owls think this is Mr. Dillinger’s best idea ever, until Travis and his friends begin to suspect that one of these ghosts could be real.
Who is this phantom? Why has he come to haunt the Screech Owls? And what is his connection to the mysterious young stranger who offers to coach the team?

Sudden Death in New York CitySudden Death in New York City
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback | 176 Pages | Ages 8-11
ISBN: 978-1-77049-415-2
Nish has done some crazy things – but nothing to match this! At midnight on New Year’s Eve, he plans to “moon” the entire world.
The Screech Owls are in New York City for the Big Apple International Peewee Tournament. Not only will they play hockey in Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Rangers, but on New Year’s Eve they’ll be going to Times Square for a live broadcast of the countdown to midnight. It will be shown on a giant TV screen and beamed around the world by a satellite. Data and Fahd soon discover that, with just a laptop and video camera, they can interrupt the broadcast – and Nish will be able to pull off the most outrageous stunt ever.
Just hours before midnight, the Screech Owls learn that terrorists plan to disrupt the New Year’s celebration. What will Nish do now? And what will happen at the biggest party in history?

Peril at the Worlds Biggest Hockey TournamentPeril at the World’s Biggest Hockey Tournament
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback | 208 Pages | Ages 8-11
ISBN: 978-1-77049-417-6
The Screech Owls have convinced their coach, Muck, to let them play in the Bell Capital Cup in Ottawa, even though it means spending New Year’s away from their families. It’s a chance to skate on the same ice rink where Wayne Gretzky played his last game in Canada, and where NHLers like Daniel Alfredsson, Sidney Crosby, and Mario Lemieux have played.
During the tournament, political leaders from around the world are meeting in Ottawa. To pay tribute to the young hockey players, the prime minister has invited the leaders to watch the final game on New Year’s Day. The Owls can barely contain their excitement!
Meanwhile, as Nish is nursing an injured knee off-ice, he may have finally found a way to get into the Guinness World Records. But what no one knows is that a diabolical terrorist, also has plans to make it a memorable – and deadly – game.

Face-Off at the AlamoFace-Off at the Alamo
Written by Roy MacGregor
Trade Paperback | 176 Pages | Ages 8-11
ISBN: 978-1-77049-418-3
eBook: 978-1-77049-423-7
The Screech Owls are deep in the heart of Texas, in the southern city of San Antonio. The town is a surprising hotbed of American ice hockey, and the Owls are excited to come and play in the big San Antonio Peewee Invitational. Between games, they can explore the fascinating canals that twist and turn through the city’s historic downtown.
The tournament has been set up to include guided tours of the Alamo, the world’s most famous fort, where Davy Crockett fought and died. The championship-winning team will even get to spend a night in the historic fort.
The Screech Owls discover that the Alamo is America’s greatest symbol of courage and freedom, and when Travis and his friends uncover a secret plot to destroy it, they must summon all the courage of the fort’s original defenders.

Where Do You LookWhere Do You Look?
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-77049-376-6
Where do you look for glasses? On a shelf? Or on a face?
In this playful exploration of homonyms, readers will discover the fun they can have with language. Is a wave at a beach? Or at a train station? Is a trunk in a garden? Or on an elephant? Kids will love the juxtaposition of words and meanings, and the detailed collage illustrations will have them coming back again and again.

Shadow GirlShadow Girl
Written by Patricia Morrison
Trade Paperback | 224 Pages | Ages 9+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-290-5
eBook: 978-1-77049-368-1
This novel for ages nine and up is the story of a resilient young girl who struggles as the daughter of an alcoholic father and an absentee mother. Left alone to fend for herself for days at a time, she is observed by a kind and compassionate saleswoman at the mall she retreats to every day after school to avoid going “home.” The saleswoman gains her trust and takes action into her own hands by reporting the girl’s situation to social services. She is placed in foster care, where she dreams of being reunited with her dad, despite the deprivations in her life with him. The relationship between the girl and her foster mother is painful, and the girl’s spirit disintegrates. Eventually, the saleswoman “adopts” the girl into her caring family, whose love and support enable her, finally, to believe in herself.

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new February release(s) of Tundra’s you would love to read (The Screech Owls series – all 6 books – count as one entry. Yes! You win the whole set!) and one lucky reader will receive their requested book(s)! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, February 18, 2013!