About Us


tundra-new-300x300Tundra is Canada’s oldest children’s book publisher, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, and is renowned across North America and throughout the world for its beautifully illustrated, award-winning books. We publish primarily for young readers, in a wide range of categories: board books, picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, illustrated nonfiction and middle-grade fiction. Tundra is the home of many accomplished writers and illustrators from Canada, the United States and beyond, as well as the beloved Canadian classics The Hockey Sweater and Mordecai Richler’s Jacob Two-Two. With its literary merit and striking art and design, our carefully curated list stands out on bookshelves.

Puffin_Canada_LogoOriginally launched in England in 1941, Puffin has become an iconic children’s imprint. At Puffin Canada, we are proud to publish Canadian and international authors, focusing on middle-grade fiction and classic Canadian literature, as well as select picture books. We have initiated our own Puffin Classics editions, highlighting acclaimed Canadian literary titles such as Barbara Smucker’s Underground to Canada. Puffin is committed to publishing the very best writing for children from infancy to twelve years of age.

Penguin_Teen_CanadaPenguin Teen Canada is an exciting new imprint for young adult books. The merger of Penguin and Random House in Canada has brought together a veritable powerhouse of YA writers, and we are proud to feature so many bestselling and award-winning Canadian and international authors on our list. With its instantly recognizable logo and roster of stellar talent, Penguin Teen is the place to find the most compelling YA stories, whether for longtime fans or those just discovering teen fiction.

Tara Walker, Publisher, VP
Lynne Missen, Publishing Director, Fiction
John Martz, Art Director
Elizabeth Kribs, Senior Managing Editor
Samantha Swenson, Senior Editor
Peter Phillips, Editorial Assistant
Margot Blankier, Publishing Assistant

Liza Morrison, Executive Sales Director
Vikki VanSickle, Associate Director, Marketing & Publicity
Sylvia Chan, Manager, Marketing & Publicity
Evan Munday, Publicity Manager
Samantha Devotta, Associate Publicist

PRH_logoPenguin Random House (http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/) is the world’s first truly global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India, Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and South Africa; Dorling Kindersley worldwide; and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

The social media at Tundra Books is managed by Sylvia Chan! She blogs, tweets, instagrams, and updates facebook about Tundra’s authors and illustrators.

Hello! We love hearing from you, so please write to us. Bookstores, book sellers, educators, readers, bloggers, librarians, event coordinators, and fans: feel free to send us photos of our author events or books. We would love to post them on our blog.

Please write to us at YoungReaders@penguinrandomhouse.com.

Fun facts about Tundra Books:

  • The artwork from our blog’s banner and background is from Great Job, Mom! and Great Job, Dad! by Holman Wang.
  • Some of our picture books have a poster printed on the reverse of the dust-jacket!
  • Les Tait’s illustrations from The White Stone in the Castle Wall are displayed in Casa Loma!
  • Tundra Books is Canada’s oldest English language children’s publisher!
  • Tundra Books won its first award in 1967 for I Once Knew an Indian Woman by May Ebbitt Cutler.
  • Tundra Books celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2017!


Tundra Books, a division of Penguin Random House Canada
320 Front Street West, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5V 3B6

Tundra Books of Northern New York
P.O. Box 1030, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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