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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Window Wednesday

#WindowWednesday: We are incredibly fortunate to have stores create window features of our books. We want to highlight their amazing work here on our blog for you to see (and perhaps you’ll discover a new local bookstore).

Page & Panel
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Window design: Chihiro Takeuchi

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Many Thanks to our #Tundra50 Reps

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we had social media reps for each season this year to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary. We just wanted to take a moment to thank them and highlight some of their wonderful posts!

Spring 2017:

Summer 2017:

Fall 2017:

Thank you to each and every one of you for championing our books this year!

Please give them a follow and check out their posts by searching #Tundra50 on Instagram or Twitter!

2017 ALA Annual Conference

ala-ac-2017Dear book lovers,

Tundra Books is exhibiting at ALA Annual this year with a very special anniversary in mind. Paired with the great city of Chicago and all its art, we’re bringing something special to the exhibit floor on opening night!

Please say hello to our wonderful marketing and publicity colleagues, Sylvia and Vikki, along with our esteemed publisher, Tara at booth #3826. They will be happy to tell you about our new and upcoming books or to answer any questions you may have. Here is our schedule of booth events:

Friday, June 23, 2017
#Tundra50 Pop-Up Gallery
We asked our illustrators to craft something on the back of our #Tundra50 anniversary tote bags. What they came up with blew us away! As a special treat to ALA Annual attendees, we are having a pop-up gallery from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 23, 2017. Join us at booth 3826 for our original art showcase, it’s for one-night only!
Tundra50 Tote Bags

Saturday, June 24, 2017
REBECCA GREEN will be signing How to Make Friends with a Ghost art cards from 10:00 am to 10:30 am in the morning and 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the afternoon.
ASHLEY SPIRES will be signing Over-Scheduled Andrew and Edie’s Ensembles from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Sunday, June 25, 2017
MARTHE JOCELYN will be signing Sam Sorts from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.

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Saturday to Monday only: If you’ve got your aisle-by-aisle coupon filled out, you can exchange it for our #Tundra50 Anniversary tote bag (while supplies last)!
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Follow @TundraBooks and @alaannual on twitter or instagram. You can also follow #alaac17 for the latest news and updates! We’ll be posting reminders using the ALA hashtag.

You’re Invited to the Launch of Colette’s Lost Pet

Launch Invitation

Please join Tundra Books in welcoming Isabelle Arsenault to Toronto for the launch of Colette’s Lost Pet.

When: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Type Books
Address: 883 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-366-8973

Download our activity kit here.

Colette's Lost PetColette’s Lost Pet
By Isabelle Arsenault
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Hardcover | 48 Pages | Ages 4 to 8
ISBN 9781101917596

“Arsenault crafts a story rooted in themes of understanding, empathy, and the way imagination can be used to silently conspire and inspire.” – Starred review, Quill & Quire

“Arsenault’s beautiful, smudgy, scratchy scenes, rendered in soft grays with pops of bright yellow and pale blue, feature big-eyed, adorable kids earnestly searching for the imaginary bird, which is rendered relatively realistically, even as it grows to gargantuan proportions in Colette’s story. With a graphic-novel-like format, arresting artwork, and a story that will ring true to many little kids with big imaginations of their own, this warm, funny picture book hits all the right notes.” – Starred review, Booklist

“It’s impossible not to love little Colette in her bright yellow hooded jacket…. Arsenault manages to make sure everyone in Colette’s Lost Pet lives happily ever after, while also reminding readers that when it comes to sharing imaginary worlds, it’s more fun when everyone plays along.” – Montreal Review of Books

“Arsenault’s story has the feel of a campfire song, increasingly fun and outrageous until the joyful end and its promise of new friendships.” – Kirkus Reviews

“It’s not Colette’s behavior that Arsenault holds up as exemplary, but that of her new friends. They welcome Colette and don’t shame her for making up stories that they understand come from nervousness. Most fibbing stories end with an abashed moment of coming clean; this one ends with a request for more make-believe.” – Publishers Weekly

“This charming tale demonstrates to kids a lovely and welcoming way to treat someone new in their community.” – City Parent

#Tundra50 Rep Search: Summer 2017

tundra-new-300x300Tundra is celebrating 50 years and we want you to help us spread the word!

We are looking to choose 10 people with bookstagram accounts to become #Tundra50 Reps for our summer season. Here’s how you can enter:

  • You must be following @TundraBooks on instagram.
  • You must be a resident of Canada or the United States of America.
  • Your bookstagram account must be public.
  • You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission.
  • Entries will be accepted until Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

Upon being selected, you will be receiving Tundra books published in May, June, July, and August – along with some other special treats and goodies. You will have to post at least 3 times each month from May to August, featuring the books sent to you. Please tag @TundraBooks in your photos and use the hashtags #Tundra50 along with #PRHPartner. Please make sure that the disclosure occurs before the “expand” or “more” button in the caption. The partnership cannot be buried after. If you post a video, please include “Sponsored by Tundra Books” within the video itself either verbally or through text on the screen.

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Don’t worry if you don’t get chosen this summer, we will be searching for 10 reps again in the fall. If you were chosen as a spring 2017 rep, you are welcome to re-apply!

Thank you for signing up and helping us connect to readers everywhere with the books they love. We look forward to working with you.

2017 TLA Annual Conference

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Howdy!

Tundra Books is exhibiting at TLA Annual Conference for the first time this year and we’d love for you to give us a big Texas welcome.

Please say hello to our wonderful marketing and publicity manager, Vikki VanSickle and our marketing and publicity coordinator, Sylvia Chan at booth #2505. We’re nestled between Penguin Random House and Publishers Weekly, a cozy spot! Vikki and Sylvia will be happy to tell you about our new and upcoming books or to answer any questions you may have.

While you’re at our booth, you can also pick up the following for your libraries:
Activity Kits: Harry and Clare’s Amazing Staycation, It’s Great Being a Dad, and Count Your Chickens
ARCs: The Bonaventure Adventures, Jay Versus the Saxophone of DoomMaud, The Painting, Mort Ziff Is Not Dead, Innocent Heroes, and The Agony of Bun O’Keefe
Art prints: Little Blue Chair, How to Make Friends with a Ghost, and When the Moon Comes
Bookmarks: Jay Versus the Saxophone of Doom, Maud, and The Bonaventure Adventures
Educators’ Guides: Innocent Heroes
Father’s Day cards: 
It’s Great Being a Dad
Lanyards: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt 
Postcards: Carson Crosses Canada and The Fog
Posters: Sam Sorts, Can You Find My Robot’s Arm?, and Great Ideas Series
Puzzles: Where Oliver Fits
Tote bags: Tundra’s 50 anniversary!

And of course, we have an author signing! Jo Ellen Bogart will be there signing Count Your Chickens on Friday while quantities last.

Follow @TundraBooks on twitter or instagram. You can also follow #txla17 for the latest news and updates!

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