2017 TLA Annual Conference



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.

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Yee Haw!


ALA Midwinter 2012

Will you be attending the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting? The conference will be taking place from January 20-24 in the Dallas Convention Center.

Tundra’s very own, Alison Morgan and Tara Walker, will be at booth #1629 to tell you about our new and upcoming books. You can also come by to pick up catalogs, posters, postcards, and bookmarks.

We will also have author signings, be sure to line-up early, the books will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00AM
First Descent
Written by Pam Withers
Hardcover | 272 pages | Ages 12+
ISBN: 978-1-77049-257-8
eBook: 978-1-77049-274-5
“…From the first page, when Rex hears a crack of river ice, sees an eight-year-old in peril, and enacts a dramatic rescue in which he must out-paddle an advancing mountain of ice, Withers flings the reader from one perilous adventure to another….” – Booklist

Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 11:00AM
Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds
Written by Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson
Illustrated by Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson
Hardcover | 72 pages | All ages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-986-3
“…The concise and interesting information on each of the 43 breeds…. The excellent painterly pictures clearly capture the unique life of each horse, including dramatic scenes of the war horses, the excitement of circus performers, the hard work of those sent into the mines, and the compelling life of feral horses. A solid resource.” – School Library Journal

Launch of: Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies

Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds by husband and wife team, Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson! The both of them threw an a-neigh-zing book launch, an art show, and even a fundraiser for Minis and Friends!

A few shelves were cleared to display the original illustrations at Bethany Hegedus‘s beautiful Writing Barn.

Check out the dessert table: candied apples, pumpkin cupcakes, and s’mores whoopie pies! Yes, there were some regular food too… but just look at those sweets!

Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson busy signing books.

They also had posters, stickers, coloring pages, bookmarks, and horse sticks for kids to take home.

What beautiful weather! We find that one colors best when there are horses milling around. For a print-out of the coloring page, please click here.

Minis and Friends, a charitable organization that trains minis to be therapy animals and takes them to visit with special needs people, brought in the miniature horses.

For more information about the book launch, please visit Shelley Ann Jackson and Jeff Crosby‘s blogs! Or, read an interview between the creators and Donna Bowman Bratton.