During the past month of April 2016, Penguin Random House Canada got behind Tundra picture books! This all started out as an innocent e-mail linked to the campaign from the Eric Carle Museum. For more information, visit their website here.
We hope this inspires you to get behind picture books, don’t forget to use the hashtag #GetBehindPictureBooks and share it with us too!
PRHC Permissions & Contracts Coordinator got behind Adventures with Barefoot Critters
Children’s Book Editor got behind An Armadillo in New York
Marketing Designer got behind An Armadillo in Paris
Publicity & Marketing Manager got behind Bug in a Vacuum
Senior Director in Marketing got behind Edie’s Ensembles
Marketing Associate got behind Frankenstink!
Doubleday Canada’s Editorial Assistant got behind Going Up!
Children’s Book Associate Editor got behind Head Lice
District Sales Manager got behind Hockey Hero
PRHC Contracts Director got behind If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
Publicity & Marketing Manager got behind If I Had a Gryphon
PRHC Contracts Manager got behind InvisiBill
Publicity & Marketing Coordinator got behind Julia, Child
Children’s Book Senior Managing Editor got behind Miss Moon
PRHC Executive Assistant got behind Miss Mousie’s Blind Date
Children’s Book Editorial Intern got behind Mr. Zinger’s Hat
Publicity Assistants got behind Nancy Knows and Mo’s Mustache
PRHC Creative Services Manager got behind Noni Speaks Up
Children’s Book Publisher got behind Ooko
Publicity Manager got behind Outstanding in the Rain
Senior Director in Marketing got behind Over-Scheduled Andrew
SVP & Human Resources Director got behind Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs
PRHC President & CEO got behind Sonya’s Chickens
Inside Sales & Sales Coordinator got behind The Hockey Sweater
Digital Social Media Coordinator got behind The Pirate’s Bed
McClelland & Stewart Senior Editor got behind The Rat
Vice President, Publicity & Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications got behind The Worm
Children’s Book Editorial Assistant got behind The Good Little Book
Children’s Book Publishing Director got behind This Is Sadie
Knopf & Random House Canada Editorial Assistant got behind Who Broke the Teapot?!
Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!
Heartache and Other Natural Shocks
Written by Glenda Leznoff
Hardcover | 384 Pages | Ages 14+
“She said, she said, with a dose of Shakespearean intrigue … a refreshing break from contemporary teen fiction.” – Kirkus Reviews
When Santa Was a Baby
Written by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Geneviève Godbout
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 3-7
“Bailey and Godbout give Santa Claus a backstory in this sweetly funny account, warmly illustrated with soft, nostalgic pencil and pastel artwork…a clever take on the Santa myth that develops him as a character with his own thoughts and motivations…Godbout’s cozy artwork gives the book the feel of a classic while also offering some cheeky moments – as when a young Santa stands naked in front of an open fridge, trying to cool down.” – Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
Today Is the Day
Written by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Hardcover | 32 Pages | Ages 6-9
“A different sort of birthday celebration is at the bighearted center of this picture book…. Text and colorful art with expressive line combine to depict the orphanage as a place of care and safety for the children, who still have ties to family despite significant losses and difficulties…. Endnotes ground the story in its inspiration from a real orphanage in Kenya while also explaining to more privileged Western children how someone might not know his or her birthday. Both deeply important and purely joyful.” – Kirkus Reviews
Written by Zachary Hyman
Illustrated by Zachary Pullen
Hardcover | 40 Pages | Ages 6-9
“…the story has an ingenuous wisdom. And Grandpa is just kooky enough—painting his face red and white for games and throwing octopuses onto the ice…. A fine look into hockey’s heart.” – Kirkus Reviews
What We Hide
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Trade Paperback | 288 Pages | Ages 14+
“Jocelyn provides authentic British flavor and an evocative representation of the tumultuous ’60s, when teens challenged social conventions. Intrigue builds as many figures, willingly or unwillingly, come face-to-face with what they are hiding and must decide whether to drop their deceptive facades.” – Publishers Weekly
Pub Date Giveaway: In the comments below, please tell us which new October 2015 release of Tundra’s you would love to read and one lucky reader will receive their requested book! One request per person and please review our rules. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, October 19, 2015!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jane, who won a copy of When Santa Was a Baby.