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When I was a child, I liked to read books about ordinary children who stumbled across enchantment. I really thought that if I looked hard enough, I might find a magic nickel or a secret room behind the bookcase or a gnarled gnome whom only I could see. As I grew older, I felt the same thrill of seeing mysteries unveiled when I went to the theatre or read a book. In my childhood activities, I played with dolls way past the normal age, made dioramas out of junk scraps, directed backyard plays with casts of neighborhood kids, and was always...  Read More

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book cover Time Is When
Written by Beth Gleick
Illustrated by Marthe Jocelyn

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts - Time; Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts | 978-0-88776-870-5 (0-88776-870-9) | September 2008 | 17.99

What is time? This question, asked nearly fifty years ago by author Beth Gleick’s young son, prompted her to answer in a picture book for preschoolers, using simple language and familiar scenes: “In one second, you can bounce a ball, or jump, or say hello, or turn a page.”

Beth Gleick’s clean... [read more]

book cover "Scribbling Women"
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Girls & Women | 978-1-77049-230-1 (1-77049-230-5) | March 2011 | 11.99

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catchpole... [read more]

book cover ABC x 3 English, Espanol, Francais
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts - Alphabet; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts - Words | 978-0-88776-707-4 (0-88776-707-9) | October 2005 | 18.99

From airplane/avión/avion to zigzag/zigzag/zigzag, Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter have created a unique ABC for the very young. The book works perfectly in three languages, English, Spanish, and French (English, Español, and Français). In each case, deceptively simple paper cuts will delight the eye while young readers explore words in three... [read more]

book cover A Day with Nellie
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Marthe Jocelyn

Board | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Concepts; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts - Time | 978-0-88776-869-9 (0-88776-869-5) | April 2008 | 8.99

Wake up, Nellie! The fun is about to begin. First, there’s deciding what to wear. Then there’s breakfast with all kinds of shapes and textures and tastes. From indoor play in a made-up train, to a trip to the park and a bedtime cuddle with Daddy, Nellie’s day is full of... [read more]

book cover A Day with Nellie
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Concepts; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts - Time | 978-0-88776-600-8 (0-88776-600-5) | August 2002 | 19.99

Wake up, Nellie! The fun is about to begin. First, there’s deciding what to wear. Then there’s breakfast with all kinds of shapes and textures and tastes. From indoor play in a made-up train, to a trip to the park and a bedtime cuddle with Daddy, Nellie’s day is full of... [read more]

book cover Earthly Astonishments
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical - United States - 20th Century; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Orphans & Foster Homes | 978-0-88776-628-2 (0-88776-628-5) | February 2003 | 9.99

In the late nineteenth century, in a dot of a town called Westley, lives the smallest girl in the world. Josephine stands only twenty-two inches high and her parents charge gawkers a penny a piece to see her – until they realize that the headmistress of MacLaren Academy for Girls will... [read more]

book cover Earthly Astonishments
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical - United States - 20th Century; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Orphans & Foster Homes | 978-1-77049-036-9 (1-77049-036-1) | May 2009 | 9.99

In the late nineteenth century, in a dot of a town called Westley, lives the smallest girl in the world. Josephine stands only twenty-two inches high and her parents charge gawkers a penny a piece to see her – until they realize that the headmistress of MacLaren Academy for Girls will... [read more]

book cover Eats
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter

Board | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-0-88776-988-7 (0-88776-988-8) | February 2010 | 9.99

With a fresh cast of animal characters — and what they eat — the creative team of Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter has produced another work in their award-winning series for very young book and art lovers.

Marthe Jocelyn’s simple concept of matching creatures — familiar and unusual — with their... [read more]

book cover Eats
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Tom Slaughter

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-0-88776-820-0 (0-88776-820-2) | September 2007 | 18.99

With a fresh cast of animal characters — and what they eat — the creative team of Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter has produced another work in their award-winning series for very young book and art lovers.

Marthe Jocelyn’s simple concept of matching creatures — familiar and unusual — with their... [read more]

book cover First Times
Edited by Marthe Jocelyn

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Short Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Adolescence | 978-0-88776-777-7 (0-88776-777-X) | September 2007 | 12.99

“First times” can be life-changing experiences. Marthe Jocelyn has selected fourteen unforgettable stories, written by several of the best authors in North America, which explore human nature and take the reader on a transforming journey. From innocent firsts, such as first blue jeans, first boyfriend, first job, first step into adulthood... [read more]

book cover First Times
Edited by Marthe Jocelyn

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Short Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Adolescence | 978-1-77049-023-9 (1-77049-023-X) | January 2010 | 9.99

“First times” can be life-changing experiences. Marthe Jocelyn has selected fourteen unforgettable stories, written by several of the best authors in North America, which explore human nature and take the reader on a transforming journey. From innocent firsts, such as first blue jeans, first boyfriend, first job, first step into adulthood... [read more]

book cover Folly
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Orphans & Foster Homes; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Adoption; Juvenile Fiction - Historical | 978-1-77049-212-7 (1-77049-212-7) | May 2010 | 11.99

A love story, a social history, and an act that echoes through generations.

Set in the late 1800's, Marthe Jocelyn's stunning new novel is told in the voices of four people whose lives and destinies intertwine. There's Mary, who begins "exceeding ignorant" (apart from what a girl can learn from family mayhem... [read more]

book cover Hannah and the Seven Dresses
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts | 978-0-88776-749-4 (0-88776-749-4) | August 2005 | 9.99

Hannah is a little girl with a big problem. She loves her dresses – so much so that she cannot decide what to wear. Her solution is inventive. She will assign one dress to each day. The problem seems to be solved until a special day – her birthday – rolls... [read more]

book cover Hannah's Collections
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts - Counting | 978-0-88776-690-9 (0-88776-690-0) | January 2004 | 9.99

Hannah loves to make collections. Whether it’s new barrettes for her hair or seashells from the shore, she likes to gather things and sort them by size, shape, and color.

But now she is facing a dilemma. The children in her class have been invited to bring their favorite collection to school... [read more]

book cover A Home for Foundlings
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Family - Adoption; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty | 978-0-88776-709-8 (0-88776-709-5) | April 2005 | 24.99

Nominated for the 2005 Norma Fleck Award

Thousands of mothers carried their babies to the gates of the Foundling Hospital desperate to save them from the cruel streets of eighteenth-century London. Each baby was left with a personal “token” – identification if a repentant mother ever returned to reclaim her child.

Captain Thomas... [read more]

book cover How It Happened in Peach Hill
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings | 978-1-77049-068-0 (1-77049-068-X) | February 2012 | 9.99

The year is 1924, the heyday of the revived Spiritualist movement. Fourteen-year-old Annie and her mother are successful purveyors of psychic chicanery; they move from town to town, cashing in on the fad for clairvoyant guidance.

When they arrive in Peach Hill, Annie is once again compelled into her part of... [read more]

book cover How It Happened in Peach Hill
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings | 978-0-88776-907-8 (0-88776-907-1) | April 2009 | 12.99

The year is 1924, the heyday of the revived Spiritualist movement. Fourteen-year-old Annie and her mother are successful purveyors of psychic chicanery; they move from town to town, cashing in on the fad for clairvoyant guidance.

When they arrive in Peach Hill, Annie is once again compelled into her part of... [read more]

book cover The Invisible Day
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Abby Carter

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-0-88776-477-6 (0-88776-477-0) | August 1999 | 6.99

Billie Stoner’s mother is stuck to her like glue. In the Stoner family, togetherness rules. Billie is desperate to be like other eleven-year-olds she reads about, who are allowed to walk to school alone and who have their own rooms. While on a family outing to Central Park, Billie discovers a... [read more]

book cover The Invisible Day
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Abby Carter

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-1-77049-037-6 (1-77049-037-X) | May 2009 | 6.99

Billie Stoner’s mother is stuck to her like glue. In the Stoner family, togetherness rules. Billie is desperate to be like other eleven-year-olds she reads about, who are allowed to walk to school alone and who have their own rooms. While on a family outing to Central Park, Billie discovers a... [read more]

book cover The Invisible Enemy
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Abby Carter

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Friendship | 978-0-88776-585-8 (0-88776-585-8) | April 2002 | 15.99

Alyssa is mean, sarcastic, and just plain no fun. Billie Stoner considers her to be an enemy and sometimes wishes that Alyssa would just disappear. That’s exactly what happens when Alyssa snoops in Billie’s knapsack and accidentally makes herself invisible with Billie’s secret powder. Now it’s up to Billie to help... [read more]

book cover The Invisible Enemy
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Abby Carter

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Friendship | 978-1-77049-035-2 (1-77049-035-3) | June 2009 | 10.99

Alyssa is mean, sarcastic, and just plain no fun. Billie Stoner considers her to be an enemy and sometimes wishes that Alyssa would just disappear. That’s exactly what happens when Alyssa snoops in Billie’s knapsack and accidentally makes herself invisible with Billie’s secret powder. Now it’s up to Billie to help... [read more]

book cover The Invisible Harry
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Abby Carter

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-0-88776-512-4 (0-88776-512-2) | April 2000 | 8.99

What’s more fun and more hard work than a puppy? An invisible one!

Author Marthe Jocelyn takes readers back to Manhattan to meet up once again with Billie Stoner in her follow-up to The Invisible Day. Billie has always wanted a puppy, but her mother and father both agree: No... [read more]

book cover The Invisible Harry
Written by Marthe Jocelyn
Illustrated by Abby Carter

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-1-77049-038-3 (1-77049-038-8) | May 2009 | 8.99

What’s more fun and more hard work than a puppy? An invisible one!

Author Marthe Jocelyn takes readers back to Manhattan to meet up once again with Billie Stoner in her follow-up to The Invisible Day. Billie has always wanted a puppy, but her mother and father both agree: No... [read more]

book cover Mable Riley
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - School & Education | 978-0-88776-767-8 (0-88776-767-2) | January 2006 | 14.99

Winner of the 2005 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award


It is 1901 and Mable Riley dreams of adventure and of becoming a writer. When her older sister leaves home to become a schoolmistress in the small town of Stratford, Ontario, Mable is sent along too. Mable hopes her new world will be... [read more]

book cover Mable Riley
Written by Marthe Jocelyn

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - School & Education | 978-0-88776-663-3 (0-88776-663-3) | March 2004 | 22.99

Winner of the 2005 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award


It is 1901 and Mable Riley dreams of adventure and of becoming a writer. When her older sister leaves home to become a schoolmistress in the small town of Stratford, Ontario, Mable is sent along too. Mable hopes her new world will be... [read more]

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