Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Hardcover | Ages 11-14 | 256 pages
“…With a quirky cast of characters and a thought-provoking storyline, Susin Nielsen’s latest novel is a gem you don’t want to miss. If you have ever been bullied in your life, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen will especially strike a chord within your heart. I was completely touched and moved to tears at times, yet smiling like crazy at other moments, a feat I’m not sure how Susin Nielsen manages, but she truly does! I laughed. I cried. Susin Nielsen’s The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen is an absolute must-read for everyone.” – Midnight Bloom Reads
The Man and His Jazz
Written by Jack Batten
Hardcover | Ages 10+ | 192 pages
Called the “Maharaja of the keyboard” by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, received the Order of Canada and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. This new biography from award-winning author Jack Batten, promises to tell Oscar Peterson’s story in a complete, compelling and sympathetic way.
Written by Nancy Hartry
Trade Paperback | Ages 9+ | 160 pages
“A short, but powerful coming-of-age novel… Hartry has created memorable characters, carefully weaving family relationships tinged by fear and guilt… This is a moving – and fast-moving – story, alive with the fears and uncertainties of life in Canada soon after the Second World War…. A thoughtful read.” – Jury Comments, Finalist for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
Written by Margaret Buffie
Trade Paperback | Age: 11+ | 336 pages
“…the well-drawn characters will eventually capture readers’ attention. The details of daily life and racial politics in 1856 Manitoba, Canada, add weight to the story and the chaste romance between Beatrice and her two suitors will further draw in fans of historical fiction.” – School Library Journal
These books are available on September 25, but we’re going to include them on this roundup!
It’s Our Nature
Written by Rebeca Orozco
Illustrated by Menena Cottin
Hardcover | Ages 5-8 | 24 pages
An elegant look at similarities between animals and humans. Believe it or not, animals have a strong resemblance to humans. Rebeca Orozco’s informative text and Menena Cottin’s brilliant images show us how animals can live together in harmony.
When I Get Older
The Story behind “Wavin’ Flag”
Written by K’naan
Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
Hardcover | Ages 7-10 | 32 Pages
In his first book for children, When I Get Older, Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’naan tells his own story. “Wavin’ Flag” has become an international anthem. Its powerful words of hope have crossed generations and borders, and have made K’naan an international star.
Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, tell us which new September release of Tundra’s you would love and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, September 17, 2012!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Mary-Esther, who will be getting a copy of Susin Nielsen’s The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen.
36 Replies to “Tuesdays with Tundra 22”
I’d be interested in It’s our Nature. Sounds like something my daughter and I would enjoy reading together!
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen sounds intense! That’s the one I’d pick to read first.
Winter Shadows would be great!
I’d love to read The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen. Sounds very good.
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I would also like to read The Reluctant Journal of Henryk. Larsen
WINTER SHADOWS looks like an amazing read thank you.
Being a Susin Nielsen fan, I’d like “The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen.”
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I would love to win Winter Shadows, I’m a big historical fiction fan!
Would love to get to know Henry K. Larsen better!
Henry K sounds like my kind of guy!
I love reading historical fiction to my kids, so Winter Shadows is the one that grabs my attention the most! I’m especially interested in it because we live in Manitoba!!
I think Winter Shadows sounds good.
Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry interests me. I am a fan of novellas and the setting in Canada is near where my sister lives!
I would love to read another book by Susin and my son was bullied as a youngster so The Reluctant Journal…. interests me.
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. larsen sounds like a fabulous read!
I really look forward to reading The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen as I enjoyed reading all of Susin’s previous books with my kids.
Would love to read The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen – Susin Nielsen is a fantastic story teller.
I just purchased Henry K. For my school library. I think it’ll be a big hit!
I would LOVE Winter Shadows….Margaret Buffie is such a wonderful writer!
Oscar Peterson sounds like something I would enjoy!
The reluctant journal please Love Nielsen ‘s books!
Would love Margaret Buffie’s! I love her books.
I NEED Winter Shadows! Margaret Buffie has been a favourite of mine for a LONG while… but our Library here doesn’t stock most of her books. I have put in a request for all they don’t have, but still… no new Margaret Buffie. I don’t understand that at ALL. Who Is Frances Rain? is one of the most truly emotionally insightful YA novels I know, and I am hoping Winter Shadows will be as powerful.
I really want to win “The reluctant journal of Henry K. Larsen” because I really love all the books that Susin. I’ve read both of her other books. I really liked “Dear George Clooney please marry my mom” and I have read it four times.I really really really really really really really really really want to win that book! It sounds pretty awesome! Please consider me seriously!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
I would really love to win the reluctant journal of Henry K. Larsen. I have read Susin’s other books and they are written with such depth.
Winter Shadows is the book I want.
It’s Our Nature
WINTER SHADOWS … Historical romance, with political twists set in those snowy wastes. Yeah!
I would enjoy reading It’s Our Nature with my son.
I’m a huge Susin Nielsen fan and would love to read The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen!
I would like to read Winter Shadows by Margaret Buffie.
Oh gosh! They all look great! It’s hard to choose. But I think my son would like When I get Older.
I would LOVE to win a copy of Crown of Embers by Rae Carson! I loved the first book, Girl of Fire & Thorns. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
It’s Our Nature sounds like my kind of book!