2013 Information Book Award – Honour Book

Tundra Books would like to congratulate Deborah Hodge, Rescuing the Children is the 2013 Honour Book for the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award!

Rescuing the ChildrenRescuing the Children
The Story of the Kindertransport
Written by Deborah Hodge
Hardcover | 64 Pages | Ages 10+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-256-1
eBook: 978-1-77049-366-7
“. . . Neither melodramatic nor sentimental, the simple, accessible prose reveals the historical realities . . . along with the heartbreak of saying good-bye and the fact that most of the rescued would never see their parents again. . . . Even with all the books out there about the Kindertransport, readers will grab this exemplary title for historical research and for personal reading.” — Starred Review, Booklist

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The Word on the Street 2013

The Word on the Street

Don’t forget, the Word on the Street is coming  up! Here’s a quick glance at the schedule in Toronto on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Queen’s Park.

Written by Nancy Hartry
Hardcover |  208 Pages
Ages 12 and up
ISBN: 978-1-77049-405-3
eBook: 978-1-77049-406-0
Nancy Hartry will be at The Remarkable Reads Tent from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm and at This Is Not The Shakespeare Stage from 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm.

Noni Is NervousNoni Is Nervous
Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Hardcover |  24 Pages
Ages 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-77049-323-0
Heather Hartt-Sussman will be at the TD Children’s Reading Tent from 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm.

Where Do You LookWhere Do You Look?
Written by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn
Hardcover |  32 Pages
Ages 2-5
ISBN: 978-1-77049-376-6
Marthe Jocelyn will be at The Remarkable Reads Tent from 11:00 am – 11:30 am.

Whimsy Heavy ThingsWhimsy’s Heavy Things
Written and illustrated by Julie Kraulis
Hardcover | 32 Pages
Ages 4-6
ISBN: 978-1-77049-403-9
Julie Kraulis will be at the TD Children’s Literature Tent from 12:10 pm – 12:30 pm.

Mister Dash and the Cupcake CalamityMister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Esperanca Melo
Hardcover | 32 Pages
Ages 3-7
ISBN: 978-1-77049-396-4
Monica Kulling will be at the TD Children’s Literature Tent from 1:50 pm – 2:10 pm.

Death of a KingDeath of a King
Written by Andrew H. Vanderwal
Hardcover | 304 Pages
Ages 10 and up
ISBN: 978-1-77049-398-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-399-5
Andrew H. Vanderwal will be at the TD Children’s Literature Tent from 4:20 pm – 4:40 pm.

For more information about the Word on the Street in Toronto, you can visit their website, facebook page, twitter, and blog.

2013 Arthur Ellis Award Winner

Becoming HolmesThe winners were announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards gala dinner last night at the Arts & Letters Club.

Tundra would like to congratulate Shane Peacock, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book for Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case.

Becoming Holmes is the final book in Shane Peacock’s award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series, combining brilliant storytelling with fascinating historical detail, and a mystery worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature.” – Arthur Ellis Award

Congratulations to the finalists in this category:

  • Lisa Harrington, Live to Tell
  • Y.S. Lee, The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel
  • Sylvia McNicoll, Crush Candy Corpse
  • Elizabeth Stewart, The Lynching of Louie Sam

Arthur Ellis Awards

Shortlist for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Awards

Becoming HolmesThis year marks the 29th anniversary of the Arthur Ellis Awards! The Arthur Ellis Awards, established in 1984 and named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official hangman, are awarded annually by the CWC in various categories.

The Arthur Ellis Awards are for crime writing, which includes crime, detective, espionage, mystery, suspense, and thriller writing, as well as fictional or factual accounts of criminal doings and crime-themed literary works.

Tundra would like to congratulate Shane Peacock, nominated for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book for Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case.

arthurellisCongratulations to the other nominees in this category:

  • Lisa Harrington, Live to Tell
  • Y.S. Lee, The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel
  • Sylvia McNicoll, Crush Candy Corpse
  • Elizabeth Stewart, The Lynching of Louie Sam

The winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards gala dinner on Thursday, May 30, at the Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto.

You’re Invited to the Launch of Miss Mousie’s Blind Date

Miss Mousies Blind Date You are invited to the launch of Miss Mousie’s Blind Date. Please join the award-winning author and illustrator team, Tim Beiser and Rachel Berman, as they celebrate their second collaboration!

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: I N G R A M G A L L E R Y
Address: 49 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2G3
Telephone: 416-929-2220
RSVP: RSVPCanada@randomhouse.com

In addition, the artwork from Miss Mousie’s Blind Date will be exhibited at Ingram Gallery from April 6-18, 2013.

Praise for Miss Mousie’s Blind Date:

Miss Mousies Blind Date“…Beiser’s playful rhymes ferry us merrily along to the tale’s satisfying resolution. Realizing they’re both pretending to be something they’re not, Miss Mousie calls a truce, which the mole accepts on bended knee, proposing, ‘If you’ll be you, then I’ll be me.’ Beiser and illustrator Rachel Berman previously collaborated on the equally enchanting Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog. Once again, Berman’s formally attired creatures, their delicate hands and oversized heads rendered in muted tones, show Beatrix Potter’s influence in the best possible way. This is an utterly charming book and a gentle introduction to the lifelong perils of spring fever.” – Starred Review, Quill & Quire

“…Beiser’s sprightly text has warmth, heart and a valuable lesson. Berman’s pictures, in watercolor and gouache on rag, suggest Beatrix Potter, ably matching the crisp elegance of the story.” – Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“…The perfect collaboration of Tim Beiser and Rachel Berman takes Miss Mousie from crushing on the handsome rat to despairing over his disregard for her and finally to delight, with an ending that will please even those too young to know the pangs of first love but will understand the value of being oneself.” – CanLit for LittleCanadians

National Science Fiction Day

Happy National Science Fiction Day! We’re recommending the following two titles to celebrate!

The BridgeThe Bridge
Written by Jane Higgins
Hardcover | 352 Pages | Ages 12+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-437-4
eBook: 978-1-77049-438-1
“This grim first novel, set on a not-so-distant future Earth … packs a significant emotional wallop…. Higgins works hard to expose the religious and racial bigotry lurking behind so many military conflicts, and she is adept at showing that, frequently, neither side is without blame.” – Publishers Weekly

The Geomancers CompassThe Geomancer’s Compass
Written by Melissa Hardy
Hardcover | 272 Pages | Ages 12+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-292-9
eBook: 978-1-77049-365-0
“Miranda Lu is a sixteen-year-old computer geek in 2021, when virtual reality is a completely immersive experience. It’s also a platform that can be accessed by the spirit of her dead great-great-grandfather, who sends Miranda and her cousin Brian on a mission to break the family curse. The curse’s origins in Chinese tradition make this a thoughtful as well as exciting read for the younger set.” – The DC Spotlight Newspaper