Congratulations to our illustrators in The Original Art Show 2017

The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present The Original Art, an annual exhibit celebrating the fine art of children’s book illustration, on display from November 1 through December 30, 2017.

The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, NYC) at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 2. Tickets are on sale via their website.

Tundra Books would like to congratulate our illustrators who have been selected for The Original Art Show:

Can You Find My Robot's ArmCan You Find My Robot’s Arm?
By Chihiro Takeuchi
Hardcover | Ages 2 to 5
ISBN 9781101919033

“Young readers … will pore over the intricately detailed black-on-cream cut-paper illustrations…. Striking geometric silhouetted images invite long, happy perusal (gears and wind-up keys abound)…. Chihiro Takeuchi is a well-known cut-paper artist in Osaka, Japan. Can You Find My Robot’s Arm? is her debut English-language picture book, although she has written and illustrated several books in Japanese. Readers will surely be asking librarians, ‘Can you find more books by Chihiro Takeuchi?'”
– Starred Review, Shelf Awareness

Yak and DoveYak and Dove
By Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Esme Shapiro
Hardcover | Ages 4 to 8
ISBN 9781770494947

“Odd-couple friendships are nothing new in children’s literature, but seldom is one portrayed with the grace and sly humor Maclear and Shapiro bring to this story…. Maclear (The Liszts) divides the story into three chapters, all told in spare but emotionally rich dialogue…. Shapiro (Ooko) fills her watercolor, gouache, and pencil illustrations with subtle comedy … and excels at depicting the quiet pleasures of being simpatico, when a look between friends says it all.”
– Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

The FogThe Fog
By Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Kenard Pak
Hardcover | Ages 4 to 8
ISBN 9781770494923

“Pak’s digitally worked pencil-and-watercolor illustrations support and enhance this simple parable…. Humor is to be found in the extensive human identifications that grace the endpapers and early pages of Warble’s story, a nod to the habits of bird-watchers like the author…. Reaching out lifts both fog and spirits; it brightens days and nights. A song about sharing that’s sure to lift readers’ spirits as well.”
– Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Little Blue ChairLittle Blue Chair
By Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Madeline Kloepper
Hardcover | Ages 3 to 7
ISBN 9781770497559

“Illustrator Madeline Kloepper works in a soothing, muted palette and her tender ink-and-pencil style is part Ruth Krauss and part Julie Morstad, with a vintage tinge. But Kloepper also infuses her style with several modern touches: there are diverse characters and families, everything is suspended in clean, crisp white space, and adult Boo sports a hipster beard and baseball tee. The result is a very sweet little marriage between old and new, with magic officiating the ceremony.”
Quill & Quire

How to Make Friends with a GhostHow to Make Friends with a Ghost
By Rebecca Green
Hardcover | Ages 4 to 8
ISBN 9781101919019

“With rosy cheeks, wide eyes, and childlike interests, this ghost is not just not-scary but utterly endearing. A cozy, muted autumnal palette; plenty of visual humor; and relaxed hand-lettering further lighten the punny text, making for a tongue-in-cheek but strangely sweet picture book about enduring friendship.”
The Horn Book Magazine

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You’re Invited to the Launch of Ooko

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Please join Esmé Shapiro in celebrating the launch of her debut book, Ooko. The party includes a story time, book signing, activities, and treats. We hope that every Debbie can attend!

When: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Community Bookstore
Address: 143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States

OokoOoko
Esmé Shapiro
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 3-7
ISBN 978-1-10191-844-9

“Playful, joyous, and hip.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Stories about wanting a friend abound, but newcomer Shapiro’s unfolds in a gloriously distinctive world. Ooko, an orange fox shaped a bit like a beanbag, lives in a forest full of prehistoric-looking foliage and anemone-tentacled flowers.” – Publishers Weekly

Click HERE for your Ooko story time kit!

BookExpo America 2015

BEA LogoWill you be going to New York for BookExpo America next week? Tundra will be there! Visit us at booth #3151. Tara will be there to let you know about our new and upcoming books. Even if you’re shy, you should come browse and pick up our Advance Reader Copies (ARCs), posters, teacher’s guides, bookmarks, sticker sheets, holiday cards, and art cards. Follow us on twitter @TundraBooks and we’ll be using the hashtag #BEA15.

Available ARCs:
Heartache and Other Natural Shocks Every Word Seven Dead Pirates The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

BEA EVENTS:
We have a couple signings! Don’t miss out as these are first come, first serve and there’s a limited number of complimentary copies.

Bug in a VacuumMélanie Watt
Author of Bug in a Vacuum
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
2:00 – 2:30 pm at Table #3

miss petitfourEmma Block
Illustrator of The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
4:30 – 5:00 pm at Table #5

The New York Times 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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We are so excited to see Julia, Child in the New York Times 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! We recommend you include the silicone spatula, macaron purse, and crepe shop kit from the list as well.

Julia ChildJulia, Child
Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Hardcover | 32 Pages | All Ages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-449-7
“This ebullient children’s book recasts Julia Child’s friendship with Simcoe Beck, a.k.a. Simca, as the tale of two girls (Julia on roller skates) who think that grown-ups do not ‘know how to have a marvellous time’ and make it their mission to cure them with cheese soufflé and peach compote.” – Ligaya Mishan

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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BookExpo America 2014

BEA LogoWill you be going to New York for BookExpo America this week? Tundra will be there! Visit us at booth #2838. Alison Morgan, Tara Walker, and Pamela Osti will be there to let you know about our new and upcoming books. Even if you’re shy, you should come browse and pick up our Advance Reader Copies (ARCs), Disgusting Critter buttons, posters, teacher’s guides, bookmarks, and Julia, Child recipe cards. Follow us on twitter @TundraBooks and we’ll be using the hashtag #BEA14 and #BEAHappy2Read.

AVAILABLE ARCs:
Haze Every Breath The Swallow

AUTHOR EVENTS:
We have author signings at our booth and in the signing area! Don’t miss out as these are first come, first serve and there’s a limited number of complimentary copies.
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You can also follow our chatty authors on Twitter: @scissorhouse, @richardscrimger, @Clantoons, and @ZachHyman.

BookExpo America 2013

BEA LogoWill you be going to New York for BookExpo America? Tundra will be there! Visit us at booth #2856. Alison Morgan, Tara Walker, and Pamela Osti will be there to let you know about our new and upcoming books. If you’re shy, come browse and pick up our Advance Reader Copies (ARCs), posters, mini catalogues, imprint cards, bookmarks, and tote bags. Follow us on twitter @TundraBooks and we’ll be using the hashtag #BEA13

AVAILABLE ARCs:

Little Red LiesLittle Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston
Hardcover | 352 Pages | Ages 10+
Pub Date: September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77049-313-1
The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants – to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn’t want – to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. The lies she tells herself hoping to reach solutions to the problems complicating her life merely function to make matters worse. Ultimately, she finds a way to come to terms with life as it reaches an end and life as it begins.

ShadowsShadows
Written by Paula Weston
Hardcover | 400 Pages | Ages 14+
Pub Date: September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77049-547-0
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters watched her twin brother die. In the sunshine of a new town her body has healed, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she fights and kills hell-beasts. And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams, he tells her things about her brother and her life that cannot be true, things that are dangerous. Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And who is Gaby? The truth lies in the shadows of her nightmares.

AUTHOR EVENTS:

BEA_LegendsDowntown Author Stage
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Music legend ROBBIE ROBERTSON and his son, composer SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON, will be interviewed by ALAN LIGHT, former Editor-in-Chief of Vibe and Spin magazines about their forthcoming book Legends, Icons & Rebels (October 8, 2013). The interview will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience.

Booth 2856
Saturday, June 1, 2013
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Music legend ROBBIE ROBERTSON and his son, composer SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON, will be signing at the Tundra Books booth.

BEA AT HOME

MoAre you sitting at home? Are you sad that you’re not in New York City browsing the exhibits with a bunch of book lovers? Well, we didn’t forget about you! In the comments below, tell us why you love New York and you could win:

  • an ARC of Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston
  • an ARC of Shadows by Paula Weston
  • and a Mo’s Mustache tote bag for all your books!

This giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Review our rules here.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended, Congratulations to A.J.!