Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
A Book for Young Performers
By Dirk McLean
Illustrated by France Brassard
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
“…the illustrator gives Amaya… distinctive features and an appropriately big personality….” – Kirkus Reviews
By Cyndi Sand-Eveland
US $9.95 / CAN $11.99
Now in paperback!
“Gene dreads the 100-day journal-writing assignment her teacher has given the class. Mr. Mackenzie wants to lock the journals in the town’s museum vault for 40 years for future sixth graders to read. Gene has trouble writing to someone who isn’t even born yet, but little by little, Dear Nobody becomes Dear Somebody, who evolves into Dear Toni.” – Best Books for Kids & Tweens 2009, Junior Fiction, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
By Judy Andrekson
US $7.95 / CAN $8.99
PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin’s herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurricane Katrina passed over the Goodwin property, it took with it the fences, the cattle, and several horses. Heather and her family lived in their horse trailer for six weeks and considered themselves lucky to have safe, comfortable shelter. After the storm, they searched for the animals and recovered many of them. But three months passed before they located Gunner, a hundred miles away. Gunner’s story is a testament to love and to determination.
By Janice Weaver
Illustrated by David Craig
US $22.95 / CAN $24.99
“Failure is not usually at the heart of an exciting adventure story, but this dramatic picture-book biography about Henry Hudson … makes the explorer’s lack of success a gripping read…. Craig’s glowing period portraits, landscapes, and watercolors of the ship in dangerous seas intensify the drama….” – Starred Review, Booklist
Humpty Dumpty and Friends
Nursery Rhymes for the Young at Heart
Illustrated by Oleg Lipchenko
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
“The highly detailed and surreal nature of Lipchenko’s illustrations will keep readers poring over the pages.” – Publishers Weekly
By Kevin Sylvester
US $17.95 / CAN $19.99
“Whether you are adding to your Cinderella story collection or looking for a story with a strong female role-model, snap this one up. Author, illustrator, and sports broadcaster Kevin Sylvester has created a winner…. Sylvester’s playful watercolour and pencil illustrations are full of action and emotion, adding just the right amount of detail to support the story line for young readers…. All of the archetypes are cleverly illustrated in this version of Cinderella on ice. Splinters may become a Canadian classic. Highly Recommended.” – CM Magazine
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, September 15th, 2010!
25 Replies to “Tuesdays with Tundra 4”
I would love to win Humpty Dumpty and Friends for my godson.
They all look great, but I think I’d like Splinters.
My daughter has just started dance clsses. I think I’d like a chance at Curtain Up!
My husband’s Canadian and I love Cinderella so I’m going to say Splinters.
I think I would like Dear Toni, but they all look good. Thanks.
I would love Splinters!
I would love to get Splinters, I have read some of Kevin’s other works, and I really enjoy him. Met him at the OLA conference and he was delightfully funny
Wonderful new additions from the looks of them…though Humpty Dumpty and Friends looks like it has old-school-gone-new potential. Love the combination of classic rhymes, lesser knowns, and whimsical artwork.
All the books look wonderful. The ‘blurb’ about Gunner has me intrigued so I would like a copy of GUNNER! thanks for this great site of reviews.
Dear Toni would be a lovely read.
I pick Humpty Dumpty and Friends. This would be a perfect book for my young cousin, who just loves to be read to!
Wow great books on that list. I think the one that caught my interest was Splinters. 🙂
“Dear Toni” sounds really cute! I’d love to review that one.
I’d like to read and share Splinters with friends.
I found your Allsion Dare contest as I browsed. Great idea!
i would love to win Humpty Dumpty and Friends Nursery Rhymes for the Young at Heart for my cousin! thank you for the giveaway!
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I would love to win Humpty Dumpty and Friends Nursery Rhymes for the Young at Heart! Awesome giveaway, thanks!
I would love to read Dear Toni, it sounds fabulous!
My granddaughter is an avid journal writer. I would like to win a copy of Dear Toni, because I know she would love it. Thanks
Several of these look amazing! I think I’d have to give in to my inner history nut and say “Hudson” please 🙂
Nice list! I think Splinters might be my favourite. Would love to win a copy of it. 🙂
My students are always looking for books about horses (fiction & non-fiction). I admit, I always enjoy pre-reading the titles as well. I’d love to read Gunner: Hurricane Horse.
Splinters please!!!!!! I have two sons – a book about a girl in sports would be such a refreshing change for them and me!