Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
Death of a King
Written by Andrew H. Vanderwal
Hardcover | 304 Pages | Ages 10+
Twelve-year-old Alex, determined to get to the bottom of his parents’ disappearance, sets out on a quest to find them. An ambitious time-travel novel set in Scotland at the time of William Wallace, Death of a King explores the turbulence of the bloody late thirteenth century after King Alexander dies on his way to Kinghorn without leaving an heir to the throne. The country is thrown into chaos, and Alex must overcome many obstacles along his path.
Little Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston
Hardcover | 352 Pages | Ages 10+
The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants – to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn’t want – to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. Worries about her veteran brother’s failing health and repugnance at her mother’s unexpected and unwanted pregnancy drive her to seek solace from a seemingly sympathetic, but self-serving teacher.
Written by Paula Weston
Hardcover | 400 Pages | Ages 14+
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters watched her twin brother die. In the sunshine of a new town her body has healed, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she fights and kills hell-beasts. And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams, he tells her things about her brother and her life that cannot be true, things that are dangerous . . .
Touched by Fire
Written by Irene N.Watts
Hardcover | 208 Pages | Ages 10+
Teenage Miriam gives a first-hand account of the excitement everyone feels about going to America, the “Golden Land,” the journey in steerage, the arrival at Ellis Island, and the discrimination the immigrants feel while seeking employment. When Miriam finally lands a job at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company as a cuff setter, she believes her future in the New World is finally secure. But on March 25, 1911, the fire that starts from overflowing bins of material scraps rages into what becomes known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and Miriam’s life is forever changed.
My Name Is Blessing
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 6-9
Based on the life of a real boy, this warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Baraka, a young Kenyan boy with a physical disability. Baraka and eight cousins live with their grandmother. She gives them boundless love, but there is never enough money or food, and life is hard – love doesn’t feed hungry stomachs or clothe growing bodies, or school keen minds. Baraka is too young, and, with his disability, needs too much, and she is too old. A difficult choice must be made, and grandmother and grandchild set off on a journey to see if there is a place at the orphanage for Baraka.
Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new September release of Tundra’s you would love to read 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 16, 2013!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Lori who has won a copy of My Name Is Blessing!
20 Replies to “Tuesdays with Tundra 32”
Tough choice!! Little Red Lies I think (my second choice would be Shadows) They look great!
I think my daughter would like to read Little Red Lies, it sounds like a great read!
Little Red Lies would be my choice too! Although they all sound great!
I too would love to read Little Red Lies!
My Name Is Blessing is my choice. What a great book to teach kids and others….
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Little Red Lies
Little Red Lies seems to be a popular pick. It is the title I would like to read the most too.
My daughter would like the book Shadows.
Touched by Fire
Definitely Little Red Lies! I’ve taught books dealing with the war in my classes before. I’d love to preview this one to see if it is possible to bring it in as well.
Touched By Fire by Irene N. Watts It was a difficult choice.
Touched by fire.
Touched by Fire.
Andrew Vanderwal’s Death of a King 🙂
Little Red Lies for my granddaughter and also like the title of the book
My pick would be Shadows!
For sure Death of a King (I would like to read this)!