Tuesdays with Tundra 3

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

All Aboard!
Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine

By Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
ISBN 978-0-88776-945-0
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
Ages 5-8
All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine is an intriguing and readable introduction to Elijah McCoy that whets the appetite for more, but it also touches on other thought-provoking themes such as slavery, the Underground Railroad, racial discrimination, railroad history, everyday inventions and belief in one’s own ideals…. The wonderful effervescent illustrations of Bill Slavin bring the story to life, capturing the atmosphere of the age with authenticity…. Highly recommended.” – CM Magazine

Dear George Clooney
Please Marry My Mom

By Susin Nielsen
ISBN 978-0-88776-977-1
US $15.95 / CAN $17.99
Ages 11-14
“Nielsen (Word Nerd) has created a narrator as sassy and candid as this memorable novel’s title….Nielsen skillfully balances her story’s keen humor…with poignancy. Especially affecting are Violet’s struggles to accept her father’s new family….” – Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Lucy Unstrung
By Carole Lazar
ISBN 978-0-88776-963-4
US $12.95 / CAN $14.99
Ages 10-14
Teens who get pregnant and raise their babies are often in the news. But what about those children who are growing up with parents scarcely half a generation older than themselves?

Lulu’s Piano Lesson
By Arlene Alda
Illustrated by Lisa Desimini
ISBN 978-0-88776-930-6
US $16.95 / CAN $18.99
Ages 4-7
“…Collage and digital art make for flattened surfaces and stylized shapes, enlivened by varying perspectives. Lulu has a beautiful head of bushy, curly hair and bright blue eyes. As lessons go, it’s a mighty nice one.” – Kirkus Reviews

A Night on the Town
By Caroline Merola
ISBN 978-1-77049-200-4
US $15.95 / CAN $17.99
Ages 3-6
“… Caroline Merola’s bold illustrations saturate every page with colour and create a rich, expressive backdrop to the story. The narrative flows naturally, with light, playful dialogue and a lively pace that will make reading aloud a pleasure. Pickles McPhee and Martha made loveable, spirited heroines…. A Night on the Town is a good-natured, charmingly illustrated book – just the ticket for a vicarious nighttime romp.” – Quill & Quire

Pub Date Giveaway: 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 please. This offer ends on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010!

39 Replies to “Tuesdays with Tundra 3”

  1. I would love to see Lulu’s Piano Lesson. I love books about music and it sounds like it is wonderfully illustrated.

  2. I’d love to read Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom. The title just brings a huge smile to my face, and it sounds adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Lulu’s Piano Lesson sounds like something we’d love to read considering everyone started piano lessons this summer.


  4. “All Aboard” would be a wonderful gift for Alexander whose baby brother Adam makes frequent trips to Boston Children’s Hospital. He still is confused about these trips that take his mother away from him. Books have become his companions as volunteer “Ciocias” (aunt in Polish), take him to the library and read to him.

  5. I would love to read Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom”. It has got to be a book to warm up the heart.

  6. I would love to get a copy of Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom for my sister, to add to her autographed copy of Word Nerd. But first I’d read the book myself!!

  7. I would love a chance to read “Dear George Clooney Please marry my Mom”. I have been looking forward to it’s release since I first read about it. Thanks.

  8. I definitely want to check all of these out as possibilities for my elementary school library . . . Since I have to pick just one for this contest, I’ll go for All Aboard. I’m always looking for historical fiction for younger readers.

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