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    Night Lunch Eric Fan Canada, Dena Seiferling Canada
    9780735270572 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date:September 27, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 9.88 x 10.31 x 0.45 in | 1.11 lb | 48 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Description
      A delectable picture book about midnight snacks, nocturnal creatures and unexpected generosity, inspired by lunch carts that were the predecessors of today’s food trucks and diners. For fans of The Night Gardener.

      Noses sniff the air as mouthwatering smells waft down city streets, luring growling bellies to the Night Owl. Inside this elegant, horse-drawn establishment, a feathery cook works the grill, serving up tasty dishes for shift-workers and operagoers alike: a mince pie for Fox, a ham sandwich for Badger and puddings for little Possums. Mouse, a poor street sweeper, watches as the line of customers swells, ever hopeful that someone will drop a morsel of food — but Owl’s cooking is far too delicious for more than a crumb to be found. As the evening’s service winds down, weary Owl spots trembling Mouse. Has he found his own night lunch, or will he invite this small sweeper inside for a midnight feast for two?  

      From the imagination of two acclaimed picture book creators, together for the first time, this dreamlike picture book is a magical ode to Victorian lunch wagons. Evoking the sounds, sights, smells and tastes of the city at night, Night Lunch reveals how empathy and kindness as well as dignity and gratitude can be found — and savored — in the most unexpected places.
      Bio
      ERIC FAN is one of the internationally renowned Fan Brothers whose picture books include The Barnabus Project, The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky. Eric and Terry also illustrated the Chris Hadfield-penned picture book The Darkest Dark, Dashka Slater’s The Antlered Ship and Beth Ferry’s The Scarecrow. Recipients of the prestigious Sendak Fellowship, they have received a Governor General’s Literary Award and the Dilys Evans Founder’s Award from the Society of Illustrators, and were also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal among other honors.

      Author Residence: Toronto, Canada

      DENA SEIFERLING is a highly acclaimed picture book author and illustrator and needle-felt artist who graduated with a B.F.A. and Visual Communications Degree from the Alberta University of the Arts, where she now works as an instructor. She is the illustrator of King Mouse, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and its companion book Bear Wants to Sing. The Language of Flowers marked her exquisite debut as both author and illustrator.

      Illustrator Residence: Calgary, Alberta
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022
      An Indigo Best Kids' Book of 2022
      One of Chicago Public Library's Best Picture Books of 2022


      "Spare, incantatory lines by Fan lay down a soothing rhythm for this nocturnal idyll . . . [a] memorable vision of a peaceable kingdom." STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

      "It’s difficult to create stories that plug directly into the looping logic of the minds of very young children that are also smart and engaging enough for adults in charge of bedtime reading. It’s equally difficult to create the kind of picture book that feels timeless, quiet, and subtle without losing the interest of children. . . . [Q]uietly engaging and carefully executed." STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire

      "Night Lunch does indeed capture the spooky-gauzy enchantment of the wee hours, but readers may leave the book less inclined to shut their eyes than to head to the kitchen. . . . Readers' own senses will be stirred by Seiferling's bewitching digital art." STARRED REVIEW, Shelf Awareness

      "Adults and children alike . . . will enjoy the subtle nuances of the book and the soft warmth of the characters. [A] good choice for a pajama storytime or bedtime tale . . . a tasty little treat." —Kirkus Reviews

      "A hint of mischief animates this peaceful, harmonious alternative [to] noisier peeks at what animals really do at night . . . A pleaser for story time or bedtime, with distinctive art that adds quiet touches of humor and mystery." —School Library Journal

      "[A] sweet and satisfying fantastical glimpse into what animals might be doing while humans sleep. . . . This creative and fun story should encourage children to imagine their own nighttime feasts." —Booklist

      "[A]n expertly done book about compassion and care. Eric Fan’s spare text has a poetic, snappy quality that crackles and begs to be read aloud. . . . Together Seiferling and Fan create an unforgettable nocturnal experience, one that ultimately comforts and happily stays in the memory." —Mr. Brian's Picture Book Picks
  • 2
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    9780735269491 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date:October 25, 2022
    $23.99 CAD 8.38 x 8.31 x 0.41 in | 0.78 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:24 Tundra Books
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      Scaredy Squirrel is exactly the character kids need today — a little bit anxious, a lot adorable and totally lovable. Join Scaredy on a hilarious adventure as he learns to brave the doctor for a check-up!

      Scaredy Squirrel keeps himself in peak physical condition. He exercises, eats a balanced diet, sings opera (to keep his lungs in shape, of course) and brushes his teeth. You might think it’s to stay fit, but no — he’d rather keep a healthy distance from the doctor’s office! After all, who’d want to expose themselves to the the aches and pains of pricking, poking and squeezing? It’s a prescription for disaster!

      Scaredy can’t avoid the doctor forever though, and when he realizes that he needs to make a quick visit to Dr. Vet to get his health certificate, he does whatever it takes to keep safe while he waits at the clinic…including covering himself in bubble wrap. Things don’t go according to plan, and Scaredy ends up discovering that his doctor’s visit leaves him feeling better than ever!


      Series Overview: Nutty worrywart Scaredy Squirrel is on the constant lookout for danger, but his convoluted plans to foil Gary the Germ and other threats (aliens, quicksand, kittens…) rarely work out in this hilarious picture book series.
      Bio
      Author and illustrator MELANIE WATT is the bestselling creative genius behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy Squirrel series, the Chester series and Bug in a Vacuum, and the new graphic novel series, Scaredy’s Nutty Adventures. Her books have received numerous starred reviews from journals including Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have won many state awards, such as the Virginia Readers’ Choice Award, North Carolina’s Children’s Book Award and Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award. She is a multiple winner of the Ontario Library Association’s Blue Spruce Award and the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award.

      Author Residence: Montreal, Quebec
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  • 3
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    My Self, Your Self Esmé Shapiro Canada
    9781774880234 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:September 27, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 8.63 x 10.81 x 0.44 in | 0.96 lb | 48 pages Carton Quantity:24 Tundra Books
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      Description
      Follow along with lovable forest creatures as they discover what a self is and what makes each of us unique.

      Your self is the only self you have, and my self is not your self…but what is a self? Whatever it is, it’s what makes you you!

      From the way you button your coat to the way you tap your toes, from the top of your head to your adorable tummy, there are so many reasons to love your self, and so many reasons to be loved. Join a group of endearing forest creatures as they bake and eat cranberry-butter-pie muffins, sing silly songs at bathtime and stop to smell the chestnut-nettle roses, all the while exploring their individuality. This joyously affirming picture book from the inimitable Esmé Shapiro encourages the youngest readers to get to know and love and be kind to their wonderful selves and the equally wonderful selves around them.
      Bio
      ESMÉ SHAPIRO grew up in Laurel Canyon, California and Ontario, Canada, and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her previous picture books include Ooko, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award in 2016, Alma and the Beast, the recipient of two starred reviews, among other honors, and Carol and the Pickle-Toad, which has been widely praised. Esmé also illustrated Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear, Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Margaret McNamara and, most recently, A Garden of Creatures by Sheila Heti. She has exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, and her work has been featured in Taproot and Plansponsor magazines. Esmé lives in the Hudson Valley with her partner and their two dogs.

      Author Residence: Hudson Valley, New York
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Paid influencer campaign

        Digital campaign

        Selfie campaign (Instagram filter)



        Author Website: www.esmeshapiroillustration.com

        Author Social Media: @esmeshapiro
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “[E]ach question and simple sentence is there to encourage dialogue and self-discovery from young readers…. A sublime joy.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

      “Shapiro envelops big ideas within this whimsically affirming exploration of individuality and selfhood…. A welcome, wandering contemplation of a book about being ’OURSELVES together.’” —STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

      “Celebrate and ponder the joy and power of knowing one’s self in this contemplative and encouraging tale…. [C]aregivers and readers will find ample discussion opportunities on subjects such as self-discovery and thoughtfulness. The conclusion celebrates the differences found among friends, and serves as an invitation to know and honor one’s self. Shapiro’s rich, mixed-media illustrations feature a muted palette and abound with details that will enthrall readers from start to finish.” —School Library Journal

      “[A] warm fuzzy book perfect for sharing with someone small who needs a bit of affirmation…. Choose My Self, Your Self for a cozy one-on-one reading session at home or in a kindergarten classroom.” —CM Reviews
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    How to Teach Your Cat a Trick in Five Easy Steps Nicola Winstanley Canada, Zoe Si Canada
    9780735270619 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:September 27, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 9.13 x 7.81 x 0.46 in | 0.8 lb | 52 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Description
      In this hilarious and clever follow-up to How to Give Your Cat a Bath, a boy, a dog and a know-it-all narrator are thwarted by a cat who refuses to learn a trick. The perfect read-aloud for fans of Interrupting Chicken.

      Step one: Decide on a trick

      Step two: Get some treats ready

      Step three: Hold the treat in your hand and ask your cat to do the trick

      Step four: Watch your cat do exactly what you asked him to do

      Step five: Reward your cat for doing the trick



      Simple, right?



      This spoof on an instruction manual features an increasingly bewildered human, a nonchalant cat, a very good dog and a know-it-all narrator…who really doesn’t know it all. How DO you teach a cat a trick? Read on to find out!
      Bio
      NICOLA WINSTANLEY has always believed in the power of stories to bring comfort. She is the author of The Pirate’s Bed, A Bedtime Yarn, How to Give Your Cat a Bath and Cinnamon Baby, which won an honor prize for the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and was shortlisted for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Nicola lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her family, a huge cat, and a tiny dog.

      Author Residence: Hamilton, Ontario

      ZOE SI is a cartoonist and illustrator living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a lifelong passion for laughing at her own jokes and is always looking for new ways to tell stories with her art. Zoe holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia and practiced law for a number of years. She now spends her days making children’s books, cartooning and writing for The New Yorker, freelance illustrating, and drawing comics of everything in sight. In her spare time, she enjoys climbing mountains and petting dogs, especially her own.
       


      Illustrator Residence: Vancouver, BC
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Tell/show us your fave cat trick organic campaign

        Re-promote with How to Give Your Cat a Bath



        Author Website: www.nicolawinstanley.com / www.zoe-si.com

        Author Social Media: @NicWinstanley / @zoesees
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “[A]n air of classic Sunday comics…. Droll humor at its best for both dog and cat lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews
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    Strum and Drum A Merry Little Quest Jashar Awan
    9780735272392 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 9.62 x 6.81 x 0.45 in | 0.79 lb | 56 pages Carton Quantity:24 Tundra Books
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      Description
      A pair of Christmas tree ornaments set out on the merry adventure of a lifetime in this imaginative picture book about the inner lives of holiday decorations.

      All is quiet in the forest as the Great Star rises in the distance, and two little musicians, Strum and Drum, wake up from a deep slumber and set out to make the most joyous music they can! But as Strum strums his guitar and Drum drums her drum on their way to the North, some mysterious obstacles fill their paths…flickering lanterns, bubbles of glass, a silver waterfall, a tiny house, dangerous animals…and a wooden man with a toothy grin warns them of a beast with green eyes lying in wait. For this is no ordinary forest — it’s a Christmas tree, on Christmas Eve, and Strum, Drum and all their new friends are ornaments! But when the green-eyed beast strikes and sends them tumbling out of the “forest,” Strum and Drum’s quest to reach the Great Star seems doomed…until a little boy setting out milk and cookies for Santa spots them. 
      Bio
      JASHAR AWAN is an author-illustrator. His debut picture book, What a Lucky Day!, met with critical acclaim. His most recent book, Only Ants for Andy, wasone of five “Books for Young Children” selected for the 2023 & 2024 Choose to Read Ohio Booklist. Before turning his talents to literature for children, Jashar was a frequent art contributor to The New Yorker, particularly their “Goings On About Town” section. He has also illustrated for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal and Dark Horse Comics. In December 2020, he was profiled by Publishers Weekly in their “Fall 2020 Flying Starts” as one of the most promising children’s debut authors. A longtime New Yorker, Jashar now lives in Ohio with his wife and son.

      Author Residence: Hudson, Ohio
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Animated gif

        Holiday activities



        Author Website: www.jasharawan.com

        Author Social Media: @jasharawan
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “This clever Christmas tale uses two distinct drawing styles to shift perspective. The surprising ending will have readers returning for a second, or even third, look.” —School Library Journal

      “[A] dreamy, candy-colored world in which adventure and danger lurk…that will have readers quickly flipping back to the book’s beginning to launch the journey with fresh eyes.” —Publishers Weekly

      ”Awan’s enchanting, stylized illustrations are effectively varied, heightening the little drama…. Don’t worry, Strum and Drum reach the Great Star, where they make music from on high." —The Horn Book
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    Kumo The Bashful Cloud Kyo Maclear Canada, Nathalie Dion Canada
    9780735267282 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date:September 13, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 9.5 x 12.31 x 0.49 in | 1.4 lb | 64 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Description
      The uplifting journey of a bashful cloud (“kumo” in Japanese) who discovers the rewards of feeling seen.

      Kumo is a cloud whose only wish is to float unseen. When she’s assigned cloud duty for the day, she feels overwhelmed by self-doubt and her fear of being noticed. But after learning that closing your eyes isn’t a good solution to your troubles, Kumo pulls her fluff together and does her duties — drifting, releasing rain and providing shelter — meeting some new friends along the way and inspiring the imagination (and capturing the heart) of a small daydreamer like her. 



      Kyo Maclear’s sweetly humorous and lyrical parable about shyness, vividly brought to life by Nathalie Dion’s ethereal illustrations, is an affirmation of the pleasures of community and the confidence that can arise from friendship and visibility.
      Bio
      KYO MACLEAR is an award-winning writer whose books for children and adults have been translated into fifteen languages and published in over twenty countries. An official member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Kyo is fond of quiet nooks and long books. She generally avoids performing, but loves the performers in her life, including and especially the three musicians with whom she shares a house in Toronto, Ontario.



      Author Residence: Toronto, ON

      NATHALIE DION is an acclaimed children's book and editorial illustrator. She received a Governor General's Award nomination for her work in Valérie Fontaine's Le grand méchant loup dans ma maison, published in English as The Big Bad Wolf in My House. Nathalie’s beloved puffy white dog, along with the breathtaking cloud paintings of the modern era, inspired her to illustrate this book. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.


      Illustrator Residence: Montreal, QC
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: “Everyone can be brave/Uplift yourself/The quietest reading list” campaign

        “Look to the sky” aspirational campaign

        “Time out with Tundra”

        “Word clouds”

        Inspiration listicles



        Author Website: www.kyomaclearkids.com / www.nathaliedion.ca

        Author Social Media: @kyomaclear / @nathalie.dion.10 (Facebook) / @nathalie_dion (Instagram)
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Dion’s vivid illustrations, inspired by Impressionist paintings, reflect the sky’s expressiveness…. Kumo will impart a new appreciation for clouds and show readers how it can sometimes be frightening to step into the world, then [reassure] them that others are willing to help when we overcome our bashfulness.” —STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire

      “[F]or young readers who may themselves feel anxious about finding their place and making friends…[a] quiet, satisfying tale about being brave enough to take that first step.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “An excellent…read-aloud to help children understand their own reticence about being seen, this story also shows the many ways they can be present, as individuals or part of a group.” —School Library Journal

      “Maclear writes a tale as light and lilting as its cloud hero…. Quiet, sweeping panoramas, often in sunrise colors, nurture the sense of calm that comes with broad perspectives and new connections…. [a] memorable story about coming into one’s own.” —Publishers Weekly
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    On This Airplane Lourdes Heuer, Sara Palacios
    9780735268609 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $23.99 CAD 11.31 x 8.25 x 0.43 in | 0.95 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      Description
      A story about coming to a new home and the diverse people you meet on an airplane. For fans of Last Stop on Market Street.

      On this airplane…



      Someone travels solo,

      two travel as one,

      three return

      and four set out.



      In this simple and moving book, a young family takes a plane to their new home. While onboard, they encounter all the people you meet on a plane: a bookworm, a businessperson, tourists, crying babies and daydreamers  …all with their own stories and all heading somewhere special.

      Bio
      LOURDES HEUER is a children’s book author (Esme’s Birthday Conga Line) and poet. She was born in Spain to Cuban immigrant parents, then moved to the United States in 1984 — on an airplane! She holds an M.F.A. in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an Associate Professor of English at Broward College. She lives in South Florida with her husband, son and three dogs.



      Author Residence: South Florida

      Author Hometown: Spain

      SARA PALACIOS is the recipient of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award for her work on Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match and has illustrated many picture books for children. Sara earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she lives with her husband.
       


      Illustrator Residence: San Francisco

      Illustrator Hometown: Mexico
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “A calm, informing pre-flight primer and an engaging book to pack to ensure a smooth trip.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “[A] close observation of each passenger’s story arc reveals a temporary community shot through with optimism and good cheer…. This thoughtful, human portrait of air travel will make an unusual and resonant addition to all collections.” School Library Journal

      “Digitally finished gouache and cut paper drawings by Palacios are filled with personality and compositions that revel in the cabin’s spaces, including the precious sliver of air between seats. Air travel may not always be glamorous, but the creators’ affection for it is evident and affirming in this book that makes the journey the primary story.” Publishers Weekly
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    Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf A Counting Story Davide Cali, Marianna Balducci
    9780735269910 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date:September 27, 2022
    $23.99 CAD 8.69 x 12.06 x 0.4 in | 1.04 lb | 36 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      An unseen reader goes head-to-head with the big bad wolf in this hilarious counting-book twist on The Three Little Pigs.

      Once upon a time, there were three little pigs.

      Then the wolf ate them.

      THE END.



      This story is too short! I want a longer one!



      In this clever counting book, the big bad wolf doesn’t want to tell a long story. He wants to get to the eating part. But the reader has other ideas. From a pig soccer team to a pig for every letter of the alphabet to 101 pigs in an animated movie, the stories get more and more fantastical…but they’re always too short and they ALL end the same way.



      Using an abacus as the basis for her illustrations, Marianna creates beguiling little pigs and a menacing but slightly bored wolf that perfectly complement the inventive story by Davide Cali. Come for the counting, stay for the storytelling! This book has it all.
      Bio
      Swiss-born Italian writer Davide Cali began his career in 1994 as a cartoon writer for the Italian magazine Linus. He began writing children’s books in 1998, and since then he has published more than ninety books for children that have been translated into thirty languages. Davide has taught writing and illustration courses in Italy and all over Europe, and he has won numerous prizes for his picture books, which include Great Dog, Cinderella and the Furry Slippers and Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs. Davide lives in Italy and is currently the art director at the storytelling agency Book on a Tree. He does not know any wolves personally.

      Author Residence: Genoa, Italy

      Marianna Balducci graduated in fashion studies and works as a freelance illustrator for communication projects and children’s books. Drawing is a state of life and her favorite way to explore the world. She usually mixes different techniques, especially illustration and photography. She loves surfing the web, catching great ideas and getting to know people and their stories. Marianna lives in Rimini, Italy, with 101 imaginary pigs.
       


      Illustrator Residence: Rimini, Italy

      Illustrator Hometown: Rimini, Italy
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: School & Library outreach

        Math focus

        TundraTime downloadable material

        Re-promote Count on Me

        Fractured fairy tale campaign



        Author Website: www.mariannabalducci.it

        Author Social Media: @davidecali (Instagram) / @mariannabalducci_chidisegna (Instagram) / Facebook: mariannabalducciillustrator
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      One of Bookshop.org's Most Astonishingly Unconventional Books of 2022
      One of Imagination Soup's Best Picture Books of 2022


      "[A] clever take on metafiction that will appeal to both budding mathematicians and writers. . . . Creative visuals and storytelling make for an absorbing read and a great bridge for both math and writing activities." STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

      "[A] brilliantly funny Scheherazadian counting book." —New York Times

      "This is the perfect book for young readers looking for a good laugh . . . Better than a read-aloud, this is a read-along, to be acted out, guessed through, or counted out." —School Library Journal

      "[W]ritten and illustrated in a clever manner that has been well-thought-out. Cali and Balducci both play a role in making this picture book as laugh-out-loud funny as it is. The story, itself, is a fractured fairy tale, and the inclusion of the narration of a disgruntled reader who is reflective of the real audience’s thoughts and attitudes adds that much more humour. . . . Highly recommended." CM Magazine
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    Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock Linda Bailey Canada, Isabelle Follath
    9780735269255 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical Age (years) from 5 - 9, Grade (US) from K - 4 On Sale Date:October 18, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 8.88 x 11.31 x 0.45 in | 1.17 lb | 56 pages Carton Quantity:24 Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      The adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, come to life in this inspiring picture book biography.

      What if you wrote a story about a detective, and he became the most famous detective ever? Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Or…would it? Arthur has always loved stories. Even as he grew up poor, endured hardships at school and experienced danger on the high seas, Arthur was always thrilled and inspired by stories. Eventually, he writes his own, and after many years of struggle as a writer, he finally finds success with a series of mystery stories starring his genius detective, Sherlock Holmes. But is it possible for a character to become too successful? Too popular? And if that happens to Arthur, will he really throw his greatest literary creation…over a cliff?!

      From the author of Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein comes a riveting and humorous picture book about the incredible life of Arthur Conan Doyle: doctor, adventurer, tireless campaigner for justice…and creator of the world’s most famous detective!
      Bio
      LINDA BAILEY is an award-winning author who has written nearly forty books for children. Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein was cited as a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, the Globe and Mail, the New York Public Library, CBC and Booklist, among others. In addition to these, Linda has been awarded the Blue Spruce Award, the Silver Birch Award the Shining Willow Award (twice), the B.C. Chocolate Lily Award (five times), the Red Cedar Award, the California Young Reader Medal, the Georgia Storybook Award, the Christie Harris Award, the Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award (twice).

      Author Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia

      ISABELLE FOLLATH is a freelance illustrator based in Switzerland who has created art for advertising agencies, magazines and publishers for over 15 years. Her clients include Lufthansa, La Perla and children's publishers across Europe. She has illustrated Jeanne Willis's book of nursery rhymes, What Are Little Girls Made Of, as well as the picture books Joy by Corrinne Averiss and The Incredible Hotel by Kate Davies, and the middle-grade novel series Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen by Marthe Jocelyn, Sally Nicholls' In Time series and Jack Meggitt-Phillips The Beast and Bethany series.

      Illustrator Residence: Zurich, Switzerland
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Picture book biographies campaign

        Re-target fans of Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

        Calendar of important Arthur Doyle and Sherlock Holmes moments for social media



        Author Website: www.lindabaileybooks.com / www.isabellefollath.ch

        Author Social Media: @lindabaileyink / @isabellefollath
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Bailey…writes with a sure sense of her audience…. Follath’s droll illustrations capture the look of the Victorian era, the drama of Doyle’s imagination, and the dry wit of Bailey’s text. A lively, memorable biography.” —STARRED REVIEW, Booklist

      “[P]recise, detailed watercolor, pencil, and digital illustrations provide a lot to pore over…. An informative biography for an older picture-book audience.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Bailey’s homage to the iconic Sherlock Holmes, once called ’the world’s most famous man who never was,’ and his incredibly talented creator is sure to please fans of the books and just might entice new ones.” —CM Reviews
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    Star: The Bird Who Inspired Mozart Mireille Messier Canada, Matte Stephens
    9780735266896 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 On Sale Date:October 11, 2022
    $23.99 CAD 8.75 x 12.31 x 0.4 in | 1.02 lb | 36 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A chance encounter with a starling inspires Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this picture book based on a true story.

      Star: The Bird Who Inspired Mozart is based on the true story of how Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the world’s most remarkable musicians, was inspired by one of the world’s most unremarkable birds: a starling.



      In this charming picture book, author Mireille Messier tells the story of a very special relationship and how it began: with a chance musical encounter. And Matte Stephens’s playful art captures both the grandeur of 18th century Vienna and the budding unlikely friendship between a famous musician and a humble starling.


      Story Locale: Vienna
      Bio
      MIREILLE MESSIER is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based author, freelance writer and voice-over artist. She has published over twenty children’s books, including The Branch, which was nominated for a Governor General’s Award, and Sergeant Billy, winner of the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Shining Willow Award and the Christopher Book Award. She has written for youth magazines and has collaborated in the production of many family programs and interactive apps for CBC, TVO/TFO and Teletoon. Mireille enjoys music, reading graphic novels and, of course, birds!

      Author Residence: Toronto, Ontario

      MATTE STEPHENS is a painter, illustrator and object maker. His work has been shown in galleries from New York to Seattle, and he has illustrated several children’s books including Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear and Tigers and Tea with Toppy by Barbara Kerley and Rhoda Knight Kalt. Matte lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with his wife Vivienne and their pets Polly, Irving, Henry and Mr. Charlie.

      Illustrator Residence: Peterborough, New Hampshire
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Add to Base on a True Story campaign

        Pursue off book publications with birders and birding community

        Musical TundraTime activity



        Author Website: www.mireille.ca / www.mattestephens.net

        Author Social Media: @messier_et_cie
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “[A]n endearing piece of historical fiction, and perhaps an early entry point into Mozart’s oeuvre.” School Library Journal

      “Messier’s Vienna burbles with German-language sounds, including a cat’s “miau” and a townsperson’s “Guten morgen,” providing opportunities for readers to imitate along with the starling. Stephens renders high-contrast illustrations using unlined shapes to create simple, blocky figures portrayed with fanciful skin tones in whimsically off-kilter cityscapes.” Publishers Weekly

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