Books published by Tundra Books

The Hockey Sweater

Tundra Books (NY) | March 23, 1985 | 24 pages
With every boy in a small Quebec town wearing the sweater of the Montreal Canadiens to play hockey, one child is horrified when, because of a mail order mix-up, he is forced to wear a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater.  More Info

Tales from the Inner City

Tundra Books (NY) | October 23, 2018 | 224 pages
The visionary Shaun Tan returns to show us the soul-opening work he's been doing for the past five years.  More Info

Go Show the World

Tundra Books (NY) | September 11, 2018 | 40 pages
"We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington. Celebrating the stories of Indigenous... More Info

Julia, Child

Tundra Books (NY) | March 6, 2018 | 32 pages
Julia and Simca are two young friends who agree that you can never use too much butter -- and that it is best to be a child forever. Sharing a love of cooking and having no wish to turn into big, busy people who worry too much and dawdle too little, they decide to create a feast for growing and... More Info

This Is Sadie

Tundra Books (NY) | March 6, 2018 | 30 pages
Now in board book, the beloved story about a little girl with a big imagination from the award-winning team of Sara O'Leary and Julie Morstad. Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland... More Info

Optimists Die First

Tundra Books (NY) | February 20, 2018 | 240 pages
This touching, hilarious tragi-comedy by award-winning author Susin Nielsen proves: Life is out to get you. But so is love. A quirky alternative to the "sick lit" genre for YA readers. Petula's funny, and a crafting genius, but no social star at high school, and it doesn't help that she's isolated... More Info

Sakura's Cherry Blossoms

Tundra Books (NY) | February 20, 2018 | 40 pages
"Sakura's dad gets a new job in America, so she and her parents make the move from their home in Japan. When she arrives in the States, most of all she misses her grandmother and the cherry blossom trees, under which she and her grandmother used to play and picnic. She wonders how she'll ever feel... More Info


Tundra Books (NY) | February 6, 2018 | 48 pages
Is Petra a mountain? An egg? An island? Who knows! She's a rock and this is how she rolls.  More Info

Tilly and Tank

Tundra Books (NY) | January 9, 2018 | 48 pages
Tilly and Tank is a story about making friends, not war. When Tank is alarmed by Tilly he goes BOOM, scaring Tilly off. However, Tilly then returns with a flower, showing that they are not enemies after all. Jay Fleck is a designer and illustrator, and Tilly and Tank is the first book he's written... More Info

From the Heart of Africa

Tundra Books (NY) | January 2, 2018 | 40 pages
Aphorisms are universal. They give guidance, context and instruction for life's issues, and they help us understand each other and the world around us. We use them every day, yet never think about where they came from or why they exist. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Eric Walters... More Info

The Pink Umbrella

Tundra Books (NY) | January 2, 2018 | 80 pages
Perfect for fans of Am�lie, this is a charming story about the power of friendship, love and pink polka dots to turn rainy days into sunny ones and sadness into joy. When it's bright outside, Adele is the heart of her community, greeting everyone who comes into her caf� with arms wide open. But... More Info

The Bad Mood and the Stick

Tundra Books (NY) | October 3, 2017 | 48 pages
New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket sheds light on the way bad moods come and go. Once there was a bad mood and a stick. The stick appeared when a tree dropped it. Where did the bad mood come from? Who picked up the stick? And where is the bad mood off to now? You never know what is... More Info

When the Moon Comes

Tundra Books (NY) | September 12, 2017 | 40 pages
In this atmospheric story, a group of kids play hockey on a frozen lake by moonlight. At once nostalgic and timely, this is a gorgeous book that will speak to readers young and old. The beaver flood has finally frozen--perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in... More Info


Tundra Books (NY) | September 12, 2017 | 48 pages
A brave shadow finds a more colorful life in this joyous picture book by the acclaimed author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles and illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers. Smoot the shadow has been living a yawn-filled life for years. His boy never laughs and never leaps, so Smoot never does either . . .... More Info

How to Make Friends with a Ghost

Tundra Books (NY) | September 5, 2017 | 40 pages
What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to). Three: Make sure no one mistakes your ghost for whipped cream or a marshmallow when you aren't... More Info

Carson Crosses Canada

Tundra Books (NY) | May 30, 2017 | 32 pages
From the author of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur comes a funny and sweet cross-country roadtrip adventure with a sassy septuagenarian and her quirky canine. Feisty Annie Magruder and her dog, Carson, live in British Columbia, Canada, and they're setting out to visit her sister, Elsie, in... More Info

Counting with Barefoot Critters

Tundra Books (NY) | August 9, 2016 | 32 pages
"What is a day of counting with Barefoot Critters? Making pancakes, helping friends, exploring, swimming, playing pirates, learning about numbers! Join this adorable cast of animal characters as they explore numbers and counting over the course of a day, having fun at all stops along the... More Info

So What Should Dad Be?

Tundra Books (NY) | April 4, 2017 | 32 pages
A celebration of the best kind of dad: the kind that's willing to join in the fun. A gang of mythical creatures is roaming around a magical land having a great time, until Bigfoot gets his foot stuck in a tree trunk and Unicorn gets her horn impaled on a table and Robot's saw-arm gets rusted into... More Info

A Soldier's Sketchbook

Tundra Books (NY) | March 7, 2017 | 112 pages
Russell Rabjohn was just eighteen years old when he joined up to fight in the First World War. In his three years of soldiering, he experienced the highs and lows of army life, from a carefree leave in Paris to the anguish of seeing friends die around him. Like many soldiers, he defied army... More Info

Goodbye Days

Tundra Books (NY) | March 7, 2017 | 288 pages
Fans of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and "Looking for Alaska" will love this heartbreaking and at times humorous look into one teen s life after the death of his best friends. Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and... More Info

The Optimists Die First

Tundra Books (NY) | February 21, 2017 | 240 pages
Award-winning author Susin Nielsen has written a laugh-out-loud and heartrending novel for fans of Robyn Schneider s "Extraordinary Means" and Cammie McGovern s "Say What You Will." Beware: Life ahead. Sixteen-year-old Petula de Wilde is anything but wild. A former crafting fiend with a happy life,... More Info

A Northern Alphabet

Tundra Books (NY) | March 7, 2017 | 28 pages
Available now in board book format for the first time, A Northern Alphabet is an early introduction to the letters by way of all things northern: the landscape, the people, and the flora and fauna. From A for anorak and B for bear to Q for quilt and Z for zinc mine, in these pages, children... More Info

Innocent Heroes

Tundra Books (NY) | February 14, 2017 | 208 pages
A unique celebration of the important role animals play in war, and an insightful look at the taking of Vimy Ridge from the perspective of 3 men in a Canadian platoon. Never before have the stories of animal war heroes been collected in such a special way. This book consists of eight connected... More Info

Count Your Chickens

Tundra Books (NY) | February 7, 2017 | 32 pages
Chickens, chickens everywhere -- going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the... More Info

Little Blue Chair

Tundra Books (NY) | January 24, 2017 | 40 pages
Boo's favorite chair is little and blue. He sits in it, reads in it and makes a tent around it...until the day he grows too big for it. His mother puts the little blue chair out on the lawn where a truck driver picks it up. The truck driver sells it to a lady in a junk store where it sits for many... More Info

Clean Sweep!

Tundra Books (NY) | January 3, 2017 | 32 pages
When Frank Zamboni, along with his brother and cousin, opened their own skating rink in 1940 in Paramount, California, it could take an hour and a half for a crew to resurface the ice. They had to level the surface by shaving down the pits and grooves with a tractor, remove the shavings, wash the... More Info

This is Sadie

Tundra Books | May 12, 2015 | 30 pages

The Secret Fiend

Tundra Books (NY) | August 14, 2012 | 260 pages
When a fawning Beatrice reports that her friend has been abducted by Spring-Heeled Jack, young Sherlock Holmes is reluctant to believe her story until suspicious clues point to some of his close friends.  More Info

Death in the Air

Tundra Books | March 23, 2019 | 254 pages
Young Sherlock Holmes finds himself immersed in a new mystery when he attends a trapeze performance at the magnificent Crystal Palace where the troupe's star falls to his death.  More Info

Panic in Pittsburgh

Tundra Books | October 8, 2013 | 149 pages
The Owls have been invited to Pittsburgh to compete in the biggest hockey tournament ever to be played on outdoor ice. The open-air tournament is to be held in the massive Heinz Field arena, home of football's mighty Pittsburgh Steelers. But almost as soon as the tournament begins, Travis suffers a... More Info

The Boston Breakout

Tundra Books (NY) | October 14, 2014 | 162 pages
The Screech Owls are in Boston for the Paul Revere Peewee Invitational. Nish decides to drop out of school. If it worked for Ben Franklin, it will work for him. Sarah becomes increasingly concerned about Samantha's attraction to a group of protesters demanding that the New England Aquarium "Free... More Info

Hope Springs

Tundra Books | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
A drought has settled in the area around the orphanage where Boniface lives. There are long line-ups at the tiny spring where all the local people get their water, and suddenly the orphans are pushed to the back of the line, unwelcome. Boniface's houseparent, Henry, tells him that the people were... More Info

Who Needs a Reef?

Tundra Books | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
Karen Patkau takes readers on an amazing voyage of discovery to find out * How coral reefs form * Why coral reefs bustle and teem with life * Why there are more kinds of living things on coral reefs than anywhere else in the sea * What the types of hard corals are * Which plants and animals attach... More Info

Who Needs a Prairie?

Tundra Books | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
Karen Patkau takes readers on an amazing voyage of discovery to find out * How wild and rugged prairies become grasslands * Why prairie inhabitants depend on each other and their surroundings * What wildlife and plants thrive in large open spaces * How seasons and weather conditions affect life on... More Info

Who Needs a Desert?

Tundra Books | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
Karen Patkau takes readers on an amazing voyage of discovery to find out * How deserts are formed * Where deserts are found * How plants and animals adapt to the severe environment * What wildlife thrives there * Which plants bloom under the blazing sun * How desert plants and animals get energy... More Info

The Rat

Tundra Books | August 5, 2014 | 32 pages
One in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Rat is a look at the black rat. It covers such topics as the rat's long, agile tail (it's good for balancing and picking noses), long teeth (they can chew through anything, including books) and disgusting taste in food (delicious... More Info

The Slug

Tundra Books | August 5, 2014 | 32 pages
One in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Slug is a look at the land slug. It covers such topics as the slug's two pairs of tentacles, one pair for seeing, one pair for smelling (it can see you're a kid and smell like broccoli), its breathing hole (on the side of its head!),... More Info


Tundra Books | August 5, 2014 | 32 pages
Born into a life of privilege in 1878, Lillian Moller Gilbreth put her pampered life aside for one of adventure and challenge. She and her husband, Frank, became efficiency experts by studying the actions of factory workers. They ran their home efficiently, too. When Frank suddenly died, Lillian... More Info

Adventures with Barefoot Critters

Tundra Books | April 1, 2014 | 32 pages
From gathering honey in Spring to building cosy campfires in Autumn, these forest friends make the most of each season, both enjoying the great outdoors and staying snug inside. Learning the alphabet is fun when adventuring with these critters, and children and adults alike will delight in Teagan... More Info

Viminy Crowe's Comic Book

Tundra Books | May 1, 2014 | 336 pages
When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto's Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle's steampunk comic hit: Flynn Goster in Gold Rush Train. Wylder, a fan of the Flynn comics, opens this new one eagerly, astounded... More Info


Tundra Books | May 1, 2014 | 192 pages
Millhouse is a faint-hearted, hairless guinea pig. A great lover of all things theatrical, most especially the work of William Shakespeare, Milly longs for the limelight and someone to love. However, after the death of his beloved owner, Millhouse is abandoned to a neglected and dusty pet shop... More Info

Becoming Holmes

Tundra Books | April 1, 2014 | 264 pages
A mystery series worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature, Shane Peacock's acclaimed Boy Sherlock Holmes series reaches an explosive conclusion in this final instalment. Set in the dark, atmospheric streets of Victorian London, this series is about a young boy who is a... More Info

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

Tundra Books | February 1, 2014 | 256 pages
13-year-old Henry's happy, ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when his older brother, Jesse, picks up their father's hunting rifle and leaves the house one morning. What follows shatters Henry's family, who are forced to resume their lives in a new city, where no one knows their past. When... More Info

The ACB with Honora Lee

Tundra Books | April 8, 2014 | 128 pages
Think Little Miss Sunshine in an old-age home. A quirky, touching book in a beautiful package. Perry's mother and father are busy people ... they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. On Saturday mornings Perry and... More Info

What We Hide

Tundra Books (NY) | April 8, 2014 | 288 pages
Told from multiple viewpoints, high school Junior Jenny of Philadelphia spends a semester at a Quaker boarding school in Sheffield, England, near where her brother is avoiding the Vietnam draft, and where everyone carries close-held secrets.  More Info

The Bambino and Me

Tundra Books | April 8, 2014 | 48 pages
A picture book that perfectly conjures 1920s New York for fans of baseball and Babe Ruth. This is baseball's The Hockey Sweater (by Roch Carrier) for the US market. aaaaaGeorge Henry Alexander is a huge fan of baseball. His favorite team is the New York Yankees and his favorite player is Babe Ruth.... More Info

The Highest Number in the World

Tundra Books | January 7, 2014 | 32 pages
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First Descent

Tundra Books | February 11, 2014 | 272 pages
When Montana-born Rex gets the chance to ride the rapids of El Furioso in Colombia, he discovers that the true danger is not the rushing waters but the clash he finds himself embroiled in between paramilitaries and home-grown guerillas. Reprint.  More Info

Ella May and the Wishing Stone

Tundra Books | February 11, 2014 | 32 pages
When Ella May finds a stone with a line going all the way around it, she decides a stone so special must grant wishes, but when her friends want to join in the fun she must use her imagination to make everyone's wishes come true. Reprint.  More Info

Legends, Icons and Rebels

Tundra Books | October 8, 2013 | 128 pages
Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...andandandandandMusic industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and... More Info