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PRHC June 2022 Kids Key Titles (Eastern)

My Lala
By (author): Thomas King Illustrated by: Charlene Chua
Thomas King ,

Illustrated by :

Charlene Chua


Tundra Books



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Children: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Jun 07, 2022
$24.99 CAD


10.32in x 10.42 x 0.43 in | 1.12 lb

Page Count:

40 pages


Tundra Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
A joyful picture book about confidence featuring a little girl making her mark on the world, from acclaimed author Thomas King, and for fans of Ladybug Girl.

Lala wakes up one morning and decides that she owns the world. Quick as a fox, she bounds to her box of treasures and finds her shiny red dots — to mark what is hers, because there’s nothing that’s not!

Lala’s bear gets a dot, as does her blankie, boots, and even the markers she uses to make scrawls on her walls. When she finishes labeling everything in her room and goes to label her dad-daddy’s socks, Lala realizes that she’s out of dots! But when Lala discovers that she can simply create her own red dots, will anything be safe from Lala?

Join rambunctious Lala on her quest to own the world in this joyful picture book that celebrates confidence and positive thinking.

FUN READ-ALOUD: Thomas King’s enthusiastic rhyming text evokes classic picture books like Robert Munsch’s Purple, Green and Yellow.

PRESCHOOL APPEAL: The joyful, upbeat text and deceivingly simple rhymes will be perfect for the preschool market.

GIRL POWER!: The book is a celebration of a little girl’s confidence. Lala is the perfect exuberant and carefree protagonist!

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Thomas King is the author of several highly acclaimed children’s books, and has won many awards for his adult literature.

VIBRANT, LIVELY ART: Charlene Chua’s art is bright and has wide appeal — perfect for a younger age range.

THOMAS KING has written several highly acclaimed children’s books. A Coyote Solstice Tale (illustrated by Gary Clement) won the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book and A Coyote Columbus Story (illustrated by Kent Monkman) was a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist. King, who is of Cherokee and Greek descent and was a Professor of English at the University of Guelph for many years, won a Governor General’s Literary Award for his adult novel, The Back of the Turtle; he won both the BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction and the RBC Taylor Prize for The Inconvenient Indian. His most recent novel, Indians on Vacation, has recently been nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award. Thomas lives in Guelph, Ontario with his family.

Author Residence: Guelph, Ontario

CHARLENE CHUA grew up in Singapore and immigrated to Canada as an adult. She has illustrated almost twenty picture books, including Hug?, Going Up, Raindrops to Rainbow and Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her husband and their two cats.

Illustrator Residence: Hamilton, Ontario

Publicity: TundraTime downloadable material

Promotions amplifying BIPOC voices

Ask people to make their mark on the world (sticker something)

Mighty Girl pitches

Author Website: www.charlenechua.com

Author Social Media: @charlenedraws (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)

An Indigo Best Kids’ Book of 2022

"Chua addressed the details in King’s brief text while adding to it visually…. [And] King speaks to a phase in most children’s lives.” —CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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