We would like to congratulate Susin Nielsen! The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen is the Winner of the Young Adult / Middle Reader Award!
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Written by Susin Nielsen
Hardcover | 256 Pages | Ages 10+
Student jurors in grades 7 and 8 said the following about The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen: “This is a raw perspective on life but at the same time there are moments of comedy that are genuine” and “This is an important issue for both bullies and those being bullied. Henry’s story shows us what happens to family and friends after suicide or an act of violence.”
We would also like to congratulate Aubrey Davis and Marie Lefrance! A Hen for Izzy Pippik is the winner of the Children’s Picture Book Award.
Thank you to the 2013 selection committee: Melanie Fishbane, book reviewer and blogger; Mary Brown, independent bookseller; and Matthew MacDonald, public librarian. Many thanks to the juries of young readers at North Kipling Junior Middle School. Students in grades 3 and 4 chose the winning author and illustrator of the children’s picture book award. The recipient of the young adult / middle reader award was chosen by students in grades 7 and 8.
Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
Checkers and Dot at the Beach
Written by J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Lum
ISBN: 978-1-77049-444-2 Checkers and Dot at the Beach invites us to follow along with Checkers and Dot as they explore the beach, counting as they go.
Checkers and Dot on the Farm
Written by J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Lum
ISBN: 978-1-77049-443-5 Checkers and Dot on the Farm follows Checkers and Dot to the farm, where they meet some animal friends and learn some new animal sounds.
Learn All About Soccer: Color and Activity
Written by Al Huberts
Illustrated by Frank Bailey
Trade Paperback | 176 Pages | Ages 4-8
ISBN: 978-1-77049-506-7 Learn All About Soccer introduces young soccer enthusiasts to the game through interactive pages that provide young players and fans with the opportunity to color in players and on-field action, as well as follow mazes, complete word searches and spot the difference puzzles, and more.
Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new May 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, May 20, 2013!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Kris who has won a copy of Checkers and Dot on the Farm.
Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) have announced the 2013 CBA Libris Awards shortlist. Voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, the CBA Libris Awards honours talented authors whose works were embraced by book-buyers, and the dedicated professionals who ensured those authors’ books connected meaningfully with readers.
Tundra would like to congratulate Susin Nielsen, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen has been shortlisted for the CBA Young Reader Award!
Congratulations to the other shortlisted Young Reader Award authors: Kenneth Oppel for Such Wicked Intent and Wallace Edwards for Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe.
The award ceremony will be held on Monday, June 3 from 5:30-9:00 pm. For more information, please visit CBA Libris Awards online.
2013 Winners The Rumor
Written by Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrated by Kanyika Kini
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-6
In the village of Baddbaddpur, the people like to tell tales. Pandurang is so dour that he can make milk turn sour. One day he coughs up a feather. As the story of Pandurang’s feather is passed from one person to another it grows and grows and grows until it can hardly be recognized.
Congratulations to Deborah Ellis for Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War winning the 2013 South Asia Book Award for Young Adult Literature! And congratulations to the Honor Books’ authors and illustrators:
2013 Honor Books
Chained by Lynne Kelly
The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India by Marcia Williams
The Wooden Sword by Ann Redisch Stampler, illustrated by Carol Liddiment
Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
The 2013 South Asia Book Award Ceremony will be held in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 19, 2013. For more information about the award and the ceremony, please visit: http://southasiabookaward.org
The TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2013 tour runs Saturday, May 4 to Saturday, May 11, 2013. TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is a national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Over 25,000 children, teens and adults participate in activities held in every province and territory across the country. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores, and community centres host events as part of this major literary festival.
The following Tundra and Fenn/Tundra authors will be touring next week:
Lorna Schultz Nicholson
You can check to see which authors and illustrators will be touring in your province by clicking here.
The theme of this year’s Book Week is All the Bookshelf’s a Stage: Celebrating the Performing Arts. And more great news! Marthe Jocelyn and daughter Nell Jocelyn have been chosen to illustrate the TD Children’s Book Week promotional materials, which will be distributed to the hundreds of participating venues across Canada. Learn a bit more about them in this interview.