Put some BOO in your BOOkshelves

Happy Halloween! If you like to read while munching on all your treats, here are some great companions for your flashlight-under-the-blanket reads.

Bob's Hungry GhostBob’s Hungry Ghost
Written by Geneviève Côté
Hardcover| Ages 3-7 | 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-713-9
eBook: 978-1-77049-714-6
“All ends well in a sweetly silly book about appreciating what you have. And everyone will want a ghost for their birthday after reading this book.” – Sharon the Librarian

Every BreathEvery Breath
Written by Ellie Marney
Hardcover | 352 Pages | Ages 14+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-772-6
eBook: 978-1-77049-774-0
“If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes and contemporary YA, read Every Breath. It’s smart, it’s clever — and Mycroft and Watts have stolen my heart.” – There were books involved . . .

The Green Man_paperbackThe Green Man
Written by Michael Bedard
Trade Paperback | Ages 10+ | 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-511-1
eBook: 978-1-77049-293-6
“…Bedard takes full advantage of the genre’s atmospheric creepiness and sepia-toned timelessness…. For more plot-hungry Goosebumps graduates, there are dark strangers, abandoned mansions, ghostly glowing, chilling coincidences, and otherworldly portals galore.” — Starred Review, Quill & Quire

The SwallowThe Swallow: A Ghost Story
Written by Charis Cotter
Hardcover | Ages 9-12 | 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-591-3
eBook: 978-1-77049-593-7
“Spooky tension, friendship and compassion permeate this exquisitely plotted middle-grade ghost story…. The protagonists are both spooky and delightfully down-to-earth, and readers will seesaw between chills and snorts of laughter. When Cotter delivers the final twist, it is a denouement that becomes a springboard for greater revelations that lead to even greater reader satisfaction. Middle-grade storytelling at its very best—extraordinary.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Zombie ElementaryZombie Elementary: The Real Story
Written by Howard Whitehouse
Hardcover | Ages 9-12 | 256 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-608-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-610-1
Zombie Elementary: The Real Story is a great, action-packed read for kids and adults alike…. The text is broken up by cute ‘Zombie Tips’ and interjections by the person interviewing Larry.” – Mediatron

If you’re brave enough, visit our Pinterest board for more Halloween ideas!

Tom Slaughter (1955-2014)

Slaughter_TomWe are very sorry to share the news that Tundra illustrator, Tom Slaughter, passed away on October 24, 2014 from brain cancer. Tom was irascible but charming – a man who created beautiful, colorful art that betrayed his warm and playful spirit. He published several early concept picture books with Tundra which he created in collaboration with his then-wife, Marthe Jocelyn. In reviews, the words “deceptively simple” and “eye-catching” are repeated over and over again. One reviewer compared his work to that of Matisse (Booklist).

Tom was born in New York in 1955. His art was exhibited in the United States, Europe, Japan and Canada. His prints are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and his books have been translated and published around the world.

Tom supported his daughter, Nell Jocelyn, who worked with Marthe Jocelyn on Ones and Twos and Where Do You Look? He leaves Marthe Jocelyn, and his daughters Hannah and Nell who looked after him throughout his illness. (He said he had the best care he could have.)

“Now and again, if rarely, a baby book comes along so visually striking, so full of new life, it constitutes a true work of art. In many ways ‘Eats’ by Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter is more like a gallery of paintings than a traditional picture book…. Each image is bold, modern, elemental, bright, and as sizzlingly colorful as a dream.” – The Boston Globe

We have always been among Tom’s many fans, and will miss him. We are sending our thoughts to Tom Slaughter’s family. Services will be held Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00 am at the New Victory Theater.

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Every Breath Blog Tour: Day 5

EveryBreathBannerNo way! The last day of the blog tour is here? But everyone wants more and they want the second book, Every Word, now! But good things take time to make. Every Word will be available in hardcover with jacket on September 8, 2015.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

  • Author to author, Ann invites Ellie Marney for an interview on her blog, Ann Towell.
  • Dani at Refracted Light has a chat with MYCROFT. Read more about everyone’s favorite sleuthing bad boy!!!
  • Danielle at Love at First Page has Ellie Marney stop by to talk about the research she did for her series on forensic pathology (read Danielle’s review too).
  • Yash at The Book Wars also invites Ellie Marney over for a chat about Sherlock adaptations.
  • Kat at Cuddlebuggery has a guest post and *drum roll* the cover reveal for EVERY WORD!

Click on the banner for the full tour schedule. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @EllieMarney, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook if you prefer to chat there: Tundra Books and Ellie Marney.

It’s been a joy reading everyone’s post, along with Ellie Marney‘s guest posts! A huge THANK YOU to all of the bloggers and tweeters for their great support!

Every Breath Blog Tour: Day 4

EveryBreathBannerWe have a good mix of reviews and interviews with Ellie Marney today! Don’t want this tour to end . . . enjoy reading everyone’s enthusiasm for this book!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

  • Michelle at Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks gives Every Breath five stars “because it’s friggin’ good and you need it in your life.” You should count the number of times Michelle uses the word “love” in her review!
  • Christina at The Paperback Princesses invited Ellie Marney over to pick her brain. And find out what galahs are.
  • Shanika at Nick’s Book Blog also has a chat with Ellie Marney and asks her a cruel, cruel question, Rachel and Mycroft – who is your favorite?
  • Yash at The Book Wars writes a thoughtful review saying, “Every Breath dives right into the action, Watts is an engaging narrator, Mycroft is a magnetic character, the mystery is gripping, and the romance is fun.”

Click on the banner for the full tour schedule. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @EllieMarney, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook if you prefer to chat there: Tundra Books and Ellie Marney.

Every Breath Blog Tour: Day 3

EveryBreathBannerMidweek and we’re glad to see that everyone is still loving WATTSCROFT (Watts + Mycroft). Ellie Marney has been busy working on extra content for our bloggers to post, so make sure you check them out!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014

  • Lauren at Love is not a triangle has Ellie Marney take us on a virtual tour of Melbourne, where Every Breath is set. Still not convinced? Read Lauren’s review here.
  • Priyanka at Priyanka Reads interviews Ellie Marney and showcases the covers from the Allen & Unwin editions!
  • Rachel at The Reader’s Den raves “Mystery, romance, danger and even well placed humor made for an awesome start to this addictive series! I need book two, STAT!”
  • Mandy C. at Forever Young Adult is “ready to drop everything and meet you where you live, Book. I want to meet Rachel and Mycroft, and I want to go on adventures with them. I don’t really need to see the dead bodies, but I’d love to work through the clues, make connections and come to conclusions with Watts and Mycroft.”

Click on the banner for the full tour schedule. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @EllieMarney, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook if you prefer to chat there: Tundra Books and Ellie Marney.

Every Breath Blog Tour: Day 2

EveryBreathBannerDay 2 of Ellie Marney‘s North American blog tour (yup, she’s already done tours in other countries)! Check out the awesome bloggers who will be talking about Every Breath today:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014

  • Jen at The Starry-Eyed Revue invites Ellie Marney over for tea – Mycroft-style. You know you want it. There’s even a video to teach you how to make the tea! (You can also read her review here.)
  • Shilpa at Sukasa Reads chats with Ellie Marney about the book, forensics, life, films, writing, and the FUTURE.
  • Mandy C. at Forever Young Adult has Ellie Marney (the Crime Queen) share her 10 rules on how to write a crime story. Join them for part 1 of the tour (Mandy’s review will be posted on Wednesday).

Click on the banner for the full tour schedule. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @EllieMarney, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook if you prefer to chat there: Tundra Books and Ellie Marney.

Not part of the blog tour, but just had to share:

Every Breath Blog Tour: Day 1

EveryBreathBannerThis week, we will be hosting Ellie Marney‘s blog tour! We have a wonderful line-up of tour hosts for her first novel, Every Breath. Have a look at who will be blogging today:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

  • Shelly at Raindrops and Pages is “head over heels for this book . . . There are parallels to Sherlock Holmes-don’t let that deter you from reading this book/series. Every Breath is that good. It’s quickly become one of my favorite books that I’ve read, and it’s one that I’m going to have a very hard time restraining myself from literally throwing it at people and going ‘READ THIS.’”
  • Jo Ann at Journey of a Bookseller says, “There’s a lot of good fantasy, action, and brain work in this story and I enjoyed it a lot. I’m looking forward to seeing more of them. It’s a budding romance and a great partnership. Give me more!”
  • Lisa at Bookish Broads shouts, “IT IS AMAZING GO AND READ IT YOU WILL LOVE EVERYTHING. Because you will. I mean it…. EVERY BREATH is smart, dark, snarky and sexy all wrapped up into one unputdownable package…. I wanted to read this forever.”
  • Lauren at Love is not a triangle raves that “This book is a winner and spoiler alert! the sequel Every Word is EVEN BETTER. Even more partnership and tension and intensity.”

Click on the banner for the full tour schedule. You can also follow @TundraBooks, @EllieMarney, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We’re also on facebook if you prefer to chat there: Tundra Books and Ellie Marney.