A Call for Blog Tour Participants: Shimmer and Burn

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Dear Readers,

You are invited to join Paula Weston on her blog tour! It’s time for North America to experience the finale to the Rephaim series! Visit our previous blog tours to see what readers had to say about the first two books, Shadows and Haze.

So what is a blog tour?
Similar to an author tour where the author travels from store to store across the country, a blog tour is when a series of blogs post about the book during a consecutive number of days.

What do I need to participate?
Just three little things! First of all, you will need an active blog. Second, a love for reading. Third, a commitment to post on your scheduled blog tour date.

How can I help during the blog tour?
As a participating blogger, you will be sent a finished copy of Shimmer and/or Burn to read (depending on which tour you sign up for). On your assigned tour date, please post a review about the book for tour followers to see.

We will be promoting the blog tour by sharing your link on our own blog here, our facebook page, and twitter. Paula will also be sharing your posts on her website, facebook, and twitter page. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help spread the word too! Feel free to re-post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or online retailers.

When is the blog tour?
The Shimmer blog tour is tentatively scheduled for March 14 to 18, 2016.
The Burn blog tour is tentatively scheduled for June 13 to 17, 2016.

Where do I sign up?

The sign up form will close on February 23. Thank you!

Cheers,
Sylvia

Tuesdays with Tundra 52

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

Miss MoonMiss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess
by Janet Hill
Hardcover | 48 Pages | Ages 4-8
ISBN: 9781101917930
eBook: 9781101917954
“Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges. A wide variety of dog breeds are accurately portrayed in a post-impressionist style—except for the anthropomorphic details that cannot help but charm viewers…. And what a talent Hill has for that mea culpa doggy look! The fair, red-haired governess—impeccable in her long, white-collared dress—always appears kind, unflappable, and dignified … every picture is indeed worth a thousand words. Enchanting for dog lovers.” – Kirkus Review

Over-Scheduled AndrewOver-Scheduled Andrew
by Ashley Spires
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 4-8
ISBN: 9781770494848
eBook: 9781770494855
“Spires makes it her own, bringing a playful touch to her writing and artwork. In fact, insofar as this is a message book, the real takeaway is less ‘know your limits’ than ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained.’ By book’s end, Andrew has returned to his love of acting and cleared his schedule, but he’s also become a cinephile—something he might never have discovered without a stint in French film club.” – Publishers Weekly

Heart of a ChampionHeart of a Champion
Written by Ellen Schwartz
Hardcover | 272 Pages | Ages 9-12
ISBN: 9781770498808
eBook: 9781770498822
Ten-year-old Kenny (Kenji in Japanese) worships his older brother, Mickey (Mitsuo), a baseball hero whose outstanding performance on the Asahi baseball team has given him fame and popularity. Despite Kenny’s suspected heart condition, he is determined to practice secretly with Mickey so he, too, can one day try out for the Asahi. But world events soon overtake life in this quiet community. When Japan attacks Pearl Harbor in 1941, everything for Kenny and his family spirals out of control: schools are closed, businesses are confiscated, fathers are arrested and sent to work camps in the BC interior and mothers and children are relocated to internment camps.

The Skeleton TreeThe Skeleton Tree
Written by Iain Lawrence
Hardcover | 288 Pages | Ages 8-12
ISBN: 9781101918357
eBook: 9781101918364
“Fans of Hatchet and Lord of the Flies will be drawn to this harrowing survival story from Lawrence (The Winter Pony), which offers psychological suspense and action in equal measure.” – Publishers Weekly
“The immense forest; its wolves, ravens, bears; the night’s shimmering aurora and myriad stars—all of these are majestic but not friendly. Against this vividly realized backdrop, the boys’ connection is tested. However fragile, fractious, flawed, it’s their lifeline. Unsettling and compelling, a gripping, evocative read.” – Kirkus Reviews

To the RescueTo the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 5-8
ISBN: 9781770495203
eBook: 9781770495210
“This addition to the invention-focused Great Ideas series focuses on Garrett Morgan, a son of freed slaves who pursued a life beyond tilling Kentucky fields…. Parkins’s handsomely detailed illustrations offer occasional moments of subtle humor, as when Morgan tries out his hair-straightening cream on a neighbor’s pet Airedale—with success! Kulling conveys the impact of racial prejudice on Morgan while celebrating his achievements: when workers digging a tunnel under Lake Erie became trapped after an explosion, the safety hood enabled their rescue. Available simultaneously: Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni’s Ice Machine.” – Publishers Weekly

Clean SweepClean Sweep! Frank Zamboni’s Ice Machine
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 5-8
ISBN: 9781770497955
eBook: 9781770497979
When Frank Zamboni, along with his brother and cousin, opened their own skating rink in 1940 in Paramount, California, it could take an hour and a half for a crew to resurface the ice. They had to level the surface by shaving down the pits and grooves with a tractor, remove the shavings, wash the ice and find a way to give the rink its shining finish. Skaters became exasperated with the wait, so Frank was determined to do something about it. Could he turn a ninety-minute job for five men into a ten-minute task for only one? Working in the shed behind his ice rink, Frank drew designs and built models of machines he hoped would do the job. For nine years, he worked on his invention, each model an improvement on the one before. Finally, in 1949, Frank tested the Model A, which ‘cleaned the ice in one sweep around the rink.’ The rest is history.

Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new January 2016 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, January 18, 2016!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Rebecca who will be getting a copy of Clean Sweep!

2016 ALA Midwinter

ALAMW16Tundra Books will be exhibiting at ALA Midwinter this year! Please visit Tara and Charidy at booth #1855 to learn about our new and upcoming books. You can also come by to pick up ARCs, posters, educators’ guides, buttons (who doesn’t love buttons), art cards, and dry-erase calendars! Or come have fun and take a photo with Andrew the chickadee!

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Shane Peacock will be signing The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim at 2:00 pm.
The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim
The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim
Written by Shane Peacock
Publication Date: May 3, 2015
Hardcover | 256 Pages | Ages 12+
ISBN: 9781770496989
eBook: 9781770497009

The first in this dark and dramatic new Gothic trilogy is set in the late Victorian era, in its haunted country manor houses, dark London streets and the desolate Scottish moors. It tells the story of Edgar Brim, who at age sixteen, battling debilitating inner fears, but armed with the help of an eccentric collection of comrades, embarks upon the pursuit and assassination of “the evil three.”

IMG_1195We can’t wait to see you at the Grand Opening Reception on the exhibit floor on Friday! Hellooo Boston! Please follow @TundraBooks and @Shane_Author on twitter. You can also follow #alamw16 for the latest news and updates.
Andrew and Charidy
If you’d like a preview the Spring and Summer 2016 titles, click here to view our brochure. And we have story time kits, activity kits, and educators’ guides here.

Every Word Blog Tour: Day 5

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Even though it’s the last day of the blog tour, we have a feeling that the #Wattscroft love won’t be stopping here! Check out these amazing finale posts!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

>> Lauren at Love is not a triangle has Ellie Marney go on location in London. Take a visual tour of the spots Ellie researched for Every Word.

>> Kristen at My Friends Are Fiction features Ellie Marney in her author spotlight. Read about Australian, Ellie’s writing space, and writing methods.

>> Morgan at Gone with the Words enthusiastically tells us that “this series is AMAZING…. Needless to say, I fell in love with Marney’s characters and the breakneck speed and tension with which she tells their story. It’s really intense but it’s also a lot of fun. It makes you sweat, it makes your heart pound, and it makes you anxious to piece together the puzzle. The Sherlock parallels are subtle and really clever. Plus WATTSCROFT IS THE SHIP OF SHIPS!!” Are you convinced yet?

>> Author Leanne Dyck reads Every Word from a writer’s perspective, jotting down notes from beginning to end.

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 Word Blog Tour: Day 4

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015

>> Michelle at FAB BOOK REVIEWS recommends Every Word “for readers looking for taut, raw and romantic new contemporary YA novels to dive into.”

>> Marie at Ramblings of a Daydreamer is keeping our tour musical with her preferred playlist. And then a trip down memory lane when she visited Baker Street in London!

>> Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads says “Ellie Marney’s Every Word is one of the most sophisticated, meticulously researched YA murder mysteries that I’ve ever read. The forensic techniques and explanations/theories devised during the investigation all felt within the realm of possibility. Elle Marney has surely outdone herself this time!”

>> How could you not read this series when Amy at Tripping Over Books says “Guys, this book is everything. (The whole series is everything.) … There’s danger, mystery, romance, feelings, and one of the greatest ships of all time. I can’t recommend it enough.”

>> “Ellie Marney has a beautiful way of writing, talented in making you feel her characters love, lust, pain, and despair profoundly.” – Rachel at The Readers Den

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.