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WE’VE GOT A JOB The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

CYNTHIA LEVINSON “A moving record of young people rising at a pivotal historical moment, based on original interviews and archival research as well as published sources.” —Kirkus Reviews,

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“Yet the most compelling component is Levinson’s dramatic recreation of the courageous children’s crusade and the change it helped bring about in the face of widespread prejudice and brutality. Powerful period photos and topical sidebars heighten the story’s impact.” —Publishers Weekly,

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“A fascinating look at a rarely covered event for both curriculum and personal interest.” —Booklist,

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“This extensively researched account of the Birmingham Children’s March is enriched by Levinson’s in-depth interviews with dozens of its student participants and by its intimate focus on four of those children, two boys and two girls...[a] riveting, significant work of nonfiction.” —The New York Times “…Levinson does a superb job of taking readers inside the movement…Clear and lively writing, well-chosen photographs, and thorough documentation make this a fine chronicle of the civil rights era.” —The Horn Book Magazine

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PEACHTREE PUBLISHERS CONTENTS Fall 2012 Books for Young Readers

Fall 2012 Frontlist

2–19

Young Adult

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Middle Reader

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Picture Books

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Board Books

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Backlist

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Picture Books

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Middle Reader

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Young Adult

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Index

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Order Form

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Ordering Information

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FRONTLIST BY MONTH August The Universe of Fair

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Return of the Library Dragon

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Go for the Goal!

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I Want to Help!

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In the Woods

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Leslie Bulion and Frank W. Dormer Fred Bowen

The Monster Who Did My Math

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Penguin’s Hidden Talent

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Can You Growl Like a Bear?

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Danny Schnitzlein and Bill Mayer Alex Latimer John Butler

Susan Verrico

Hide and Seek Katy Grant

Diane Adams and Nancy Hayashi Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant

October The Theory of Everything

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Zayde Comes to Live

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J. J. Johnson

September Privateer’s Apprentice

Carmen Agra Deedy and Michael P. White

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Sheri Sinykin and Kristina Swarner

Lost and Found

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The Santa Trap

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Bill Harley and Adam Gustavson Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene


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The Theory of Everything J. J. Johnson HC: $16.95 978-1-56145-623-9 / 1-56145-623-3 5-1/4 x 8 / 320 pages Ages 12–16 Territory: World UK, translation, dramatic: Peachtree Audio: Curtis Brown Teaching Themes: friendship, grief, connections, recovery J. J. Johnson graduated from Binghamton University and worked as an internship coordinator for programs such as The Learning Web and Youth Advocacy. She earned a master of education from Harvard University, with a concentration in adolescent risk and prevention. Johnson lives in North Carolina. www.jjjohnsonauthor.com

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son Just because everyone else thinks you should be over it, doesn’t mean you are. Last year, Sarah’s best friend Jamie died in a freak accident. Back then, everyone was sad; now they’re just ready for Sarah to get over it and move on. But Sarah’s not ready to move on. She can’t stop reliving what happened, struggling with guilt, questioning the meaning of life, and missing her best friend. Her grades are plummeting, her relationships are falling apart, and her normal voice seems to have been replaced with a snark box. Life just seems random: no pattern, no meaning, no rules—and no reason to bother.

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In a last-ditch effort to pull it together, Sarah befriends Jamie’s twin brother Emmett, who may be the only other person who understands what she’s lost. And when she gets a job working for the local eccentric who owns a Christmas tree farm, she finally begins to understand the threads that connect us all, the benefit of giving people a chance, and the power of love. HC: 978-1-56145-578-2 page 58

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Emmett is staring out the car window. He doesn’t talk. He’s holding something, like a wadded up envelope. Meeting my eyes for one-tenth of

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a second, he half-hands, half-chucks the envelope at me. Something screams at me to launch it back at him. Hot potato! Or at least wait, take it inside, read it later. But I am a glutton for punishment and I open it right here in the front seat. Smeared ink, in his messy guy handwriting:

Well. I have two responses to that. 1. HOLY 2. CRAP Actually, three: 3. NO FRIGGING WAY. Sub divided into: A.) No way could he still not know. B.) No way am I going to tell him. C.) No way is this happening.

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“Evie is a strong yet vulnerable heroine whose intellectual

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Laurel Thatcher Urlich said, ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history.’”—Booklist


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Privateer’s Apprentice Susan Verrico HC: $15.95 978-1-56145-633-8 / 1-56145-633-0 6 x 8-1/2 / 224 pages Ages 8–12 Territory: World UK, translation: Peachtree Audio, dramatic: Andrea Brown Literary Agency Teaching Themes: colonial history, identity, family, loyalty, honor Susan Verrico has been writing stories since she was ten, when she won her fifth grade class writing contest. She grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and spent countless hours roaming nearby beaches looking for pirate treasure. She earned a BA in communications and a MA in writing from Rowan University. A history buff, Susan spends her spare time researching and writing. She teaches language arts in a middle/high school in New Jersey.

“Are you afraid, Jameson?” the Captain asks. “Aye,” I say softly. “I cannot truthfully say else.” The Captain snatches the map off the wall and quickly rolls it up. “Good! Sailors who know fear fight the hardest. There is no shame in feeling fear, Jameson. ‘Tis an honest feeling.”

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When Jameson is kidnapped and taken to sea, he must learn how to survive—and how to apply the skills he has learned at home as a printer’s son. Jameson Cooper always assumed someday he’d grow up to be a printer like his father. But after the death of his parents, he’s wrongly accused of stealing bread and sentenced to indentured servitude for the baker, changing his fortunes forever. What happens next defies all of Jameson’s expectations: suddenly knocked out and kidnapped, he awakes on board the Destiny, captained by the fearsome Attack Jack, a privateer in the service of Queen Anne. Now Jameson is learning an entirely new trade as a sailor. He’s also using skills he learned from his father to aid Attack Jack in mapping the New World so that they can claim new territories for England. But the captain and his first mate, Solitaire Peep, have a secret hidden deep in a cave on a mysterious island. England’s future might hang in the balance...and so might Jameson’s.

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The Universe of Fair Leslie Bulion Illustrated by Frank W. Dormer HC: $15.95 978-1-56145-634-5 / 1-56145-634-9 6 x 8-1/2 / 176 pages 25 b&w illustrations Ages 8–12 Territory: US and Canada Text: UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Dunham Literary Art: UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Peachtree Teaching Themes: responsibility, siblings, community, trustworthiness, physics, science Leslie Bulion is the author of several books (page 54), and loves attending her local fair. She lives in Connecticut. www.lesliebulion.com Frank W. Dormer, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, is now an elementary school art teacher. He is the author and illustrator of THE OBSTINATE PEN and SOCKSQUATCH. He lives in Connecticut. www.frankwdormer.com

For a young science whiz, an eagerly awaited day at the Fair turns into a wacky adventure with more twists and loops than the Gravity Whirl ride! Miller Sanford’s parents think he’s too young to explore the annual town fair alone with his best friend. Hopeful that this year they will reconsider, Miller works extra hard to be nice to his little sister Penny and her friends. When his mother can’t attend the Fair and his father has to cover her volunteer booth hours as well as his own, Miller ends up with more responsibility than he can handle. Instead of enjoying a freewheeling day on his own, he is drawn into a series of mishaps involving a string of tagalong first graders, his dad’s prize-worthy lemon meringue pie, flying death heads, a giant jack-o’-lantern, and his ill-fated science fair project.

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Frank Dormer’s kid-friendly illustrations enliven the pages of Leslie Bulion’s lighthearted take on growing-up and learning to be responsible. HC: 978-1-56145-440-2 PB: 978-1-56145-576-8 page 54

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SPORTS STORY SERIES Ages 7–12 / Themes: sports history, realistic fiction / Territory: World / All rights available “Bowen is quickly joining the rank of today's most popular sports-fiction authors... he skillfully interweaves fact and fiction and uses historical sports plays and concepts as a backdrop for the story.” —School Library Journal “Bowen is a natural when it comes to writing sports stories and informing his readers about the past. These books are perfect for kids ages 8 to 12.” —Newsday

Dugout Rivals* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-515-7 / 1-56145-515-6 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

The Final Cut* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-510-2 / 1-56145-510-5 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Full Court Fever* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-508-9 / 1-56145-508-3 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 4

The Golden Glove* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-505-8 / 1-56145-505-9 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Hardcourt Comeback* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-516-4 / 1-56145-516-4 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4 Territory: world / All rights available

The Kid Coach* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-506-5 / 1-56145-506-7 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Off the Rim* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-509-6 / 1-56145-509-1 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 4

On the Line* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-511-9 / 1-56145-511-3 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Playoff Dreams * PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-507-2 / 1-56145-507-5 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Quarterback Season PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-594-2 / 1-56145-594-6

Real Hoops PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-566-9 / 1-56145-566-0 F&P / Guided reading level 4–5

Soccer Team Upset* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-495-2 / 1-56145-495-8 AR · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Throwing Heat* HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-573-7 / 1-56145-573-3 PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-540-9 / 1-56145-540-7 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

T. J.’s Secret Pitch* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-504-1 / 1-56145-504-0 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Touchdown Trouble* PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-497-6 / 1-56145-497-4 AR · F&P / Guided reading level 3–4

Winners Take All* Territory: world

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Go for the Goal! Fred Bowen PB: $5.95 978-1-56145-632-1 / 1-56145-632-2 5-1/4 x 7-1/2 / 128 pages Ages 7–12 Territory: World UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Peachtree Teaching Themes: sports history, teamwork, perseverance Fred Bowen is the author of the ALL-STAR SPORTS STORY series and the FRED BOWEN SPORTS STORY series. A lifelong sports fanatic, he has coached youth league baseball, basketball, and soccer. His kids’ sports column “The Score” appears each week in the KidsPost section of TheWashingtonPost. He lives in Maryland. www.fredbowen.com www.SportsStorySeries.com

Josh and his talented travel league soccer teammates are having trouble coming together as a successful team—until he convinces them to try team-building exercises. Thirteen-year-old Josh tries out for the United, an elite travel league soccer team, and is thrilled when he makes the cut. But once the season is underway, he discovers that the practices are grueling and the other team members are prone to hogging the ball. All the other players are talented, but they each seem to be playing for themselves and not for the team. They can’t seem to pull together enough to win a single game. Tired of always being in the losers bracket, Josh begins to wonder if he made a mistake by leaving his old team and his buddies. Should he quit the United? But just when Josh is about to give up on his new team, he makes a discovery: While doing a homework assignment about the World Cup soccer championships, he learns that the 1999 United States Women’s World Cup team faced similar difficulties. Individually they were excellent athletes, but they just couldn’t work together. How did the 1999 team win it all that year? By using team-building exercises. Fired up by this idea, Josh convinces his coach to try the same approach. At first his teammates are skeptical, but with time they turn the United into a real team! sales @ peachtree-online.com

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Hide and Seek Katy Grant PB: $7.95 978-1-56145-669-7 / 1-56145-669-1 6 x 8-1/2 / 240 pages AR • RC • Lexile • F&P Ages 8–12 / GRL U; Gr 5 Territory: World UK, translation, audio: Peachtree Dramatic: Erin Murphy Literary Teaching Themes: geography, family, survival, loyalty, geocaching HC: page 56

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Katy Grant is also the author of the popular SUMMER CAMP SECRETS series for middle readers. She teaches college classes in writing and children’s literature and lives with her family in Arizona. www.katygrant.com

“Mystery and adventure propel this readable survival story that will hit the spot with Gary Paulsen’s fans and may also entice reluctant readers.” –SchoolLibraryJournal

A teenage boy on a high-tech treasure hunt inadvertently stumbles into a dangerous situation. After a summer cooped up in his family’s store selling bait, tackle, and soft drinks to tourists, Chase finally gets a chance to go on his first solo geocaching adventure. Using his GPS, he uncovers a small metal box hidden deep in the woods in some undergrowth. Inside is a troubling message for help in a child’s handwriting. When Chase returns later, he finds another message, this time asking for food. He is curious—and worried—about the mysterious individuals leaving the messages. What if they are hopelessly lost or hiding from something—or someone?

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Before he can turn to the adults around him for help, Chase is pulled into a complex, dangerous drama and a chilling confrontation with an unstable father who will stop at nothing to hold on to his children.

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“First-rate suspense with an original premise and an appealing theme... A good, solid adventure.” ―KirkusReviews

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Zayde Comes to Live Sheri Sinykin Illustrated by Kristina Swarner HC: $16.95 978-1-56145-631-4 / 1-56145-631-4 10 x 10 / 32 pages Media: watercolor Ages 6–10 Territory: World UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Peachtree Teaching Themes: family, religion, death and dying, change Sheri Sinykin received a BA in CommunicationsJournalism from Stanford University and has worked as a reporter and a hospital public relations director. She earned her MFA in writing for children from Vermont College. She splits her time between Arizona and Massachusetts. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Kristina Swarner has illustrated books, posters, and greeting cards. She lives in Illinois. www.kristinaswarner.com

In this touching story, a young Jewish girl tries to make peace with the impending death of her grandfather. Rachel’s grandfather, her zayde, has come to live with her family. This is because he is dying, she realizes. Rachel can’t help wondering where he will go when he dies. She asks her friends. She asks her rabbi. She asks Zayde. No one has the perfect answer, but eventually Rachel finds a way to make peace with the fact of her grandfather’s passing. She learns to gather all the moments she can, and to honor his life one small memory at a time.

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In this sensitive portrait of a young girl and her grandfather, author Sheri Sinykin approaches the issue of death from a distinctly Jewish perspective while demonstrating respect for all beliefs. Kristina Swarner’s lush illustrations add layers of depth and wonder to the story.

Praise for ZAYdE COmES TO LIvE: “Tender, moving, as perfect a circle as life. A book for when you and your child need it and when you do not.” —Jane Yolen, author of OWL MOON sales @ peachtree-online.com

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Return of the Library Dragon Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Michael P. White HC: $16.95 978-1-56145-621-5 / 1-56145-621-7 9 x 12 / 32 pages / Media: airbrush Ages 4–8 Territory: World UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Peachtree Teaching Themes: books, reading, change, friendship Carmen Agra Deedy, a NewYorkTimes bestselling author, has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty-five years. Her books (pages 40–41) have received numerous awards. She lives in Georgia. www.carmendeedy.com Michael P. White is an award-winning fine artist and the illustrator of several children’s books (pages 38 & 40). He lives in Georgia. www.michaelpwhite.com

In this sequel to THE LIBRARY dRAGON, miss Lotty is finally checking herself out of the Sunrise Elementary School Library, but not before Lotta Scales makes one final, fiery stand.

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After 557 years of faithful service, Miss Lotty is retiring from guarding books. But before she can check out of Sunrise Elementary for good, disaster strikes. Someone has ordered all the books removed from the library and replaced with machines! It’s enough to make Lotty feel a little…dragon-like. When she bursts into a fiery rage, only one thing can make her shed her scales: assurance that someone will fight to keep her precious books in the hands of Sunrise’s children. Miss Lotty is convinced she’ll have to battle the Cyberbeast herself, until a surprise visit from her old friend Molly Brickmeyer reassures her that the library is safe for now and will remain a place where kids can UNPLUG, for the love of books.

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Lost and Found Bill Harley Illustrated by Adam Gustavson HC: $16.95 978-1-56145-628-4 / 1-56145-628-4 9-1/2 x 11 / 32 pages / Media: oils Ages 4–8 Territory: World Text: UK, translation, audio: Peachtree Dramatic: Author Art: UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Peachtree Teaching Themes: courage, honesty, family Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy Award–winning storyteller, musician, and author (page 54) who has been writing and performing for kids and families for more than twenty years. He lives in Massachusetts. www.billharley.com Adam Gustavson has illustrated sixteen books for children (pages 35, 42, 43, and 45). He lives in New Jersey. www.adamgustavson.com

A little courage yields unexpected surprises when Justin visits the dreaded lost and found. When Justin loses the special hat his grandmother made for him, he looks everywhere he can think of to find it. Everywhere, that is, except the lost and found. Mr. Rumkowsky, the old school custodian, is the keeper of all the lost and found items, and everyone is afraid of him, including Justin. You might also like

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With his grandmother coming to visit soon, his mom upset, and the hat nowhere in sight, Justin finally musters the courage to enter Mr. Rumkowsky’s domain. There he discovers a whole world of treasures—lost items Justin’s friends (and generations of children before them) have been too afraid to claim. Things keep getting weirder and weirder, until way down at the bottom of Rumkowsky’s giant box Justin unearths something completely unexpected…

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picture book The Monster Who Did My Math Danny Schnitzlein Illustrated by Bill Mayer PB: $7.95 978-1-56145-668-0 / 1-56145-668-3 10-3/8 x 8-7/8 / 32 pages Media: india ink and gouache Ages 4–8 / GRL O; Gr 3–4

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HC: page 36 Danny Schnitzlein is the author of several children’s books (page 36). He studied creative writing at Eckerd College and holds a BS degree from the University of Florida. He lives in Georgia. www.dannyschnitzlein.com Bill Mayer is an award-winning graphic artist and the illustrator of a number of picture books. He lives in Georgia. www.thebillmayer.com

The author of THE mONSTER WHO ATE mY PEAS offers a fresh angle on math anxiety in this hilarious tale. A math-phobic boy faces another dreaded evening of multiplication when a monster suddenly appears in his room and offers him a deal he cannot refuse. At first, everything adds up perfectly. But when the boy’s math knowledge is tested at school, his troubles begin to multiply. What did the fine print on that contract read? In paragraph seven of clause ninety-three, “If you don’t learn anything, do not blame me!”

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Praise for THE mONSTER WHO dId mY mATH: “Narrated in humorous verse, this ‘tale of mathematical mayhem’ will provide an entertaining addition to math classes and a useful warm-up to tutoring sessions with less-than-enthusiastic students.” ―SchoolLibraryJournal HC: 978-1-56145-465-5 page 36

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I Want to Help! Diane Adams Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi HC: $15.95 978-1-56145-630-7 / 1-56145-630-6 8-1/4 x 10 / 32 pages Media: watercolor, pen, and colored pencil Ages 2–6 Territory: World Text: UK, translation: Peachtree Drama & audio: Andrea Brown Agency Art: UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Peachtree Teaching Themes: school, helping, imagination, cooperation, responsibility Diane Adams is the author of several children’s books (page 22). She teaches children’s literature and humanities at California State University-San Bernardino. www.dianeadams.net Nancy Hayashi has illustrated several picture books (pages 22, 32, and 34). She lives in California.

The irrepressible heroine of I CAN dO IT mYSELF! is back and ready for school. Emily Pearl already knows a lot. She can count to fourteen. She can write her own name. She can tell what is different and what is the same. And she’s still quite sure she can do things herself. Not only that, she wants to be the perfect helper for her new teacher, Ms. Glenn. You might also like

But while Emily is mastering all sorts of skills, she does need a little help herself every now and then—especially at the end of the day, when she’s waiting to get picked up and is just a little bit scared.

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Penguin’s Hidden Talent Alex Latimer HC: $15.95 978-1-56145-629-1 / 1-56145-629-2 10-1/2 x 9-1/4 / 32 pages Media: digitally enhanced original pencil drawings Ages 4–8 Territory: US and Canada UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Random House UK Teaching Themes: friendship, talent, compassion, self discovery Alex Latimer lives in South Africa, near the border of a national park, so when not writing or drawing, he spends his free time shooing baboons out of his lounge. www.alexlatimer.co.za

The talent show is coming up and Penguin doesn’t have a special skill to showcase—or does he? All of Penguin’s friends are excited about the upcoming talent show, but Penguin can’t seem to figure out what he can do. He tries juggling appliances with Bear, doing magic tricks with Rabbit, and burping the alphabet with Fox, but he doesn’t seem to be good at any of it.

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Stuck behind the scenes organizing, Penguin leaves the contest saddened, the only one who hasn’t received a medal. His friends decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, but their festivities fizzle. That’s when Penguin discovers he might have some special skills after all as he sets to work planning the best party ever.

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“Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read.” ―KirkusReviews

“Older siblings may sneak in while this one is being read aloud.” ―PublishersWeekly Peachtree Publishers

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The Santa Trap Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Poly Bernatene HC: $15.95 978-1-56145-670-3 / 1-56145-670-5 9-1/2 x 12 / 32 pages / Media: digital Ages 6–10 Territory: US & Canada UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Macmillan UK Teaching Themes: holiday, celebrations, invention, imagination In addition to authoring picture books, Jonathan Emmett also writes and paperengineers pop-up books. He is the author of several books, including THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG, also illustrated by Poly Bernatene. He lives in England. www.scribblestreet.co.uk Poly Bernatene is a visiting professor at Buenos Aires School of Fine Art. He has worked in advertising, animation, and comics, and has illustrated over sixty children’s books. He lives in Argentina. www.polybernatene.com

meet a beastly boy with a dastardly plan that could ruin Christmas! Bradley Bartleby is bad. Very bad. To avoid Bradley’s wrath, his wealthy parents buy him whatever he wants. All the adults in Bradley’s life are running scared—except for Santa Claus, who refuses to give him anything but socks.

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But Bradley vows to get what he deserves. If Santa won’t give him the gifts he wants, Bradley will just have to steal them. It takes Bradley a full year to execute his plan. In the end, he transforms his house into a trap so fearsome even his parents refuse to enter it. With dynamite, trapdoors, guillotines, and tigers in his path, Santa doesn’t stand a chance. Or does he? HC: 978-1-56145-421-1 page 37

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Can You Growl Like a Bear? John Butler Board: $6.95 978-1-56145-667-3 / 1-56145-667-5 5-7/8 x 6-1/2 / 22 pages / Media: acrylics Ages 2–6 Territory: US UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Orchard UK HC: page 23 John Butler has written and illustrated numerous picture books (pages 23 and 25). He lives in England. www.johnbutlerart.com

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An appealing new board book edition of this adorable read-aloud. From trumpeting like an elephant to howling like a wolf, author-illustrator John Butler delights the very young with this simple, interactive look at different animals and the noises they make. Butler’s lavish double-page portraits feature wide-eyed animals in their natural surroundings. The simple text invites young children to mimic the animals’ sounds. When all the animals are quiet, readers are encouraged to imitate their animal friends one last time: It’s time to gently close your eyes and fall fast asleep.

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Praise for CAN YOu GROWL LIKE A BEAR?: “Although the text gently pushes its audience toward bedtime...there’s plenty here to keep a circle of preschoolers entertained in broad daylight.” ―PublishersWeekly “This simple book will fit easily into any storytime or bedtime repertoire.” ―SchoolLibraryJournal BB: 978-1-56145-347-4 page 23

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In the Woods Elizabeth Spurr Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant Board: $6.95 978-1-56145-582-9 / 1-56145-582-2 5-7/8 x 6-1/2 / 22 pages Media: watercolor & colored pencil Ages 1–3 Territory: World

UK, translation, audio, dramatic: Peachtree Elizabeth Spurr holds a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. A former newspaper editor, she is the author of a number of children’s books. She lives in California. www.elizabethspurr.com Manelle Oliphant is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and an artist and illustrator. She lives in Utah. www.manelleoliphant.com

Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a boy’s trip in the woods. A young boy catches a fish, cooks it over a roaring fire, and camps with his father, who plays the banjo as his son falls asleep. Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant together create a perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience for toddlers.

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In the Garden

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Back to Bed, Ed!

I’ve Got an Elephant!

Sebastien Braun

Anne Ginkel / Illustrated by Janie Bynum

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-518-8 / 1-56145-518-0

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-373-3 / 1-56145-373-0

Territory: US • Rights: HarperCollins, UK

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Ed loves going to bed, but he doesn’t like staying in bed.

Owning an elephant is terrific, but what happens when he gets lonely and invites over a friend?

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“Crisp, rhyming text and warm, appealing illustrations will make this counting book a favorite with the very young.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: imagination, counting

✎ Teacher’s guide Bark Park

My G-r-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger

Karen Gray Ruelle

James Riordan / Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-434-1 / 1-56145-434-6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-110-4 / 1-56145-110-X

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PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-228-6 / 1-56145-228-9 Territory: US • Rights: Orchard, UK

The rollicking, rhyming text and colorful, simply detailed illustrations provide an amusing and affectionate look at our canine companions. F&P GRL K; Gr 2

“…this canine tour de force should amuse and amaze dog fans for its delightful diversity.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ages 2–6

When Marmaduke the tabby cat discovers a picture of a tiger, he decides they must be related–after all, they both have yellow eyes and stripes! AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 2–6

Teaching Themes: dogs, urban living

“…cheerily illustrated…this picture book showcases both Riordan’s concise storytelling…and Ayliffe’s humor-imbued, color-drenched paper-cutting.” —Publishers Weekly

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Curious Kids Go on Vacation

Something Special

Another Big Book of Words

Nicola Moon / Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

Heloise Antoine / Illustrated by Ingrid Godon

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-137-1 / 1-56145-137-1

HC: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-143-2 / 1-56145-143-6

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Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Casterman, Belgium

Friday is “special” day in Miss Brown’s class, but Charlie can’t think of anything that is special enough to bring to school and his mom is too busy with his baby sister to be of much help.

Twins head off on vacation, where a whole new world of words awaits them. F&P GRL LB; Gr K–1 Ages 2–5

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“The warm, softly colored illustrations are occasionally gently humorous and readers will have fun spotting repeated items.” —The Horn Book Guide

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“A warm, loving story for uncertain older siblings or for children who are new to the school.” —School Library Journal

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The World of Little Rabbit Little Rabbit Goes to School HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-320-7 / 1-56145-320-X / PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-574-4 / 1-56145-574-1

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“The beguiling bunny introduced in LITTLE RABBIT LOST here heads to the schoolhouse, leaping out of bed on the

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Little Rabbit Lost HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-273-6 / 1-56145-273-4 / BB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-345-0 / 1-56145-345-5

H “This cautionary tale has a deft and light touch…” —School Library Journal v Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of the Year Little Rabbit Runaway HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-343-6 / 1-56145-343-9

“Horse once again demonstrates his intuitive understanding of preschoolers’ minds and moods…” —Publishers Weekly

Little Rabbit’s Christmas HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-419-8 / 1-56145-419-2 / PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-557-7 / 1-56145-557-1

H “An enchanting holiday treat for all collections.” —School Library Journal v CCBC Choices; 2008 Bank Street Best Books of the Year Little Rabbit’s New Baby HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-431-0 / 1-56145-431-1

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Plush Doll

GRL J; Gr 2

Doll Only: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-452-5 / 7 inches tall

Ages 2–6

Little Rabbit’s New Baby book & doll: / $22.90 / 978-1-56145-453-2 / 1-56145-453-2

Based on the character created by Harry Horse

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Ten Bright Eyes

Shirley Smith Duke / Illustrated by Jenny Mattheson HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-356-6 / 1-56145-356-0

A retelling of the story written by Judy Hindley Illustrated by Alison Bartlett

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-173-9 / 1-56145-173-8 Territory: US • Rights: Gullane, UK

The delightful contrariness of young children is celebrated in this upbeat book featuring a likeable little girl determined to get her own way. F&P GRL LB; Gr K–1

“…destined to be a high-volume read-aloud, and much fun can be had…” —Kirkus Reviews

A mother bird combs the countryside in search of food for her bright-eyed baby hatchlings. F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 2–7

Ages 2–6

“The simple rhyming text works wonderfully with the eye-catching, childlike pictures.” —School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: determination, independence

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“An engaging and effective father-son story…and an apt choice for parent-child reading.” —Kirkus Reviews

Larabee HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-300-9 / 1-56145-300-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-482-2 / 1-56145-482-6

“Luthardt sends his direct storytelling out with gentle, happy illustrations, enclosing characteristic emotional content in the package…” —Kirkus Reviews

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Ages 2–6 Teaching Themes: fathers, reading imagination

Ages 2–6

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community, letter writing

Peep! HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-046-6 / 1-56145-046-4

“…[Luthardt] invests every scene with a visual and emotional depth that draws in the audience.” —Publishers Weekly v IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

pets, letting go

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

Zoom!

I Can Do It Myself!

Diane Adams / Illustrated by Kevin Luthardt

Diane Adams / Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-332-0 / 1-56145-332-3

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-471-6 / 1-56145-471-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Arabic

A timid young boy joins his eager father for a ride on a roller coaster. When it finally comes to a stop, the excited young boy is ready for another ride…but his queasy father has other ideas.

Emily Pearl can do lots of things by herself. But sometimes even resourceful little girls need help.

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GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 2–6

“Luthardt’s quirky acrylic cartoons make effective use of bright colors and crisp lines and should have substantial child appeal.” —School Library Journal

GRL H; Gr 1–2 Ages 2–6

“The interplay between art and text will work well for the group reader who can enjoy the spontaneous giggles that will erupt at storytime or for one-on-one in-the-lap fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Who Is It?

Nighty Night!

Sally Grindley / Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Margaret Wild / Illustrated by Kerry Argent

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-224-8 / 1-56145-224-6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-246-0 / 1-56145-246-7

Territory: US • Rights: Bloomsbury, UK

Territory: US & Canada Rights: HarperCollins, Australia

Featuring well-loved fairy tale characters and a surprise ending, this is the perfect interactive read-aloud story young children will ask for again and again. F&P GRL I; Gr 1–2

“Here’s a nifty idea… should induce a cascade of giggles.” —Publishers Weekly

Ages 2–6

It’s bedtime on the farm, but the baby animals aren’t ready to go to sleep. Will they ever be ready to say “Nighty night?” AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 2–6

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“Young readers won’t want these characters to say good night and will surely use this book to forestall their own imminent bedtimes.” —Publishers Weekly

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John Butler Bedtime in the Jungle HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-486-0 / 1-56145-486-9

“…stunning illustrations… A lovely addition.” —Kirkus Reviews

Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-298-9 / 1-56145-298-X • BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-347-4 / 1-56145-347-1

“…a perfect title for curling up together during one-on-one reading.” —School Library Journal v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Can You Growl Like a Bear? HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-396-2 / 1-56145-396-X • BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-337-3 / 1-56145-667-5

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Hush Little Ones HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-269-9 / 1-56145-269-6 • BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-297-2 / 1-56145-297-1

“A visually appealing book that is perfectly suited for bedtime reading.” —School Library Journal

Ten in the Den HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-344-3 / 1-56145-344-7

* BEDTIME IN THE JUNGLE: AR • F&P / GRL H; Gr 1–2 / Ages 2–6 * CAN YOU CUDDLE LIKE A KOALA?: AR • F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 2–6

“This entertaining incarnation of a well-known and often-used counting rhyme incorporates many concepts and opportunities for young listeners to become involved in the story.” —School Library Journal

* CAN YOU GROWL LIKE A BEAR?: F&P / GRL K; Gr 2 / Ages 2–6 * HUSH, LITTLE ONES: AR • F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 1–5 * TEN IN THE DEN: F&P / GRL H; Gr 1–2 / Ages 2–6

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Ten in the Meadow HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-372-6 / 1-56145-372-2

“Butler’s soft, wide-eyed animals will appeal to children …” —School Library Journal

* TEN IN THE MEADOW: AR • F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 2–6 * WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 2 / Ages 1–5

While You Were Sleeping BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-254-5 / 1-56145-254-8

“Butler’s soothing, restrained text reads like a lullaby…”—Publishers Weekly

What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf?

The Scarecrow’s Hat Ken Brown HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-240-8 / 1-56145-240-8

Ken Brown

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-570-6 / 1-56145-570-9

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-250-7 / 1-56145-250-5

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press, UK

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press, UK

A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way.

Children will delight in discovering the surprise Grandma Wolf has in store for some curious animals. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 2–6

“…Brown takes this game of tag and turns it into something quite delightful… A fun read-aloud.” —Booklist

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The Copy Crocs

Mooshka, A Quilt Story

David Bedford / Illustrated by Emily Bolam

Julie Paschkis

HC:$15.95 / 978-1-56145-304-7 / 1-56145-304-8

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-620-8 / 1-56145-620-9

Territory: US • Rights: Oxford, UK

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Crocodile is always thinking up fun things to do, but no matter what he does, all the other crocs copy him!

A delightful, intergenerational bedtime story featuring a remarkable quilt and a reluctant new big sister.

“…an ideal book for reading aloud.” —School Library Journal

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IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

H“Vivid artwork, a lively, endearing heroine and a warm, loving look at a pivotal experience give this one classic potential.” —Kirkus Reviews H“With elegant simplicity and generously colored and patterned pages, this picture book from Paschkis shows how a family quilt can connect children to both the past and the present… ” —Booklist

Immi’s Gift

Albert the Fix-It Man

Karin Littlewood

Janet Lord / Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-545-4 / 1-56145-545-8

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-433-4 / 1-56145-433-8

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Two children half a world away from each other are connected in an unexpected way in this timeless, fanciful story.

Albert has a tool for every job and he’s never too busy or too tired to fix things for his neighbors. But what will happen when Albert is the one that needs help?

H “With shades of David Wiesner’s FLOTSAM and Suzy Lee’s WAVE, it’s a story with a quiet magic and beauty.” —Publishers Weekly

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

H “Lord’s rhythmic, simple text is perfectly cadenced for reading aloud, while Paschkis’ cheerful illustrations, filled with scrolling designs and smiling friends, reinforce the sense of the close, busy community working together.” —Booklist

Three Scoops and a Fig

Where is Catkin?

Sara Laux Akin / Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

Janet Lord / Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-522-5 / 1-56145-522-9

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-523-2 / 1-56145-523-7

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

A young chef’s messy misadventures in the kitchen are quickly forgotten when she comes up with a special recipe all her own.

A cat’s curiosity lands him in a tight spot in this simple but stunning book, featuring cheerful animal sounds and an entertaining seek-and-find element.

“…a graceful, satisfying text…” —Booklist

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Bank Street Best Books of the Year

“…kids will pick up on the story’s mood of both love and adventure.” —Booklist

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Teaching Themes: family, cooking, cooperation

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Polar Star

Bring On the Birds

Sally Grindley / Illustrated by John Butler

Susan Stockdale

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-181-4 / 1-56145-181-9

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-560-7 / 1-56145-560-1

Territory: US • Rights: Orchard, UK

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This dramatic story follows a mother polar bear and her two cubs from her hibernation and their birth through their long journey together. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3

“A visually beautiful and factually accurate look at a majestic animal.” —School Library Journal

Brightly colored, richly textured illustrations and an energetic rhyming text introduce young readers to distinctive birds and their unique qualities. F&P GRL D; Gr 1

Ages 4–8 / Nature

Ages 2–6 / Nature Teaching Themes: bird species, behavior, and habitats

“Children will want to linger over the colorful images.” —Wall Street Journal

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Little Elephant Thunderfoot

Carry Me!

Sally Grindley / Illustrated by John Butler

Animal Babies on the Move

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-180-7 / 1-56145-180-0

Susan Stockdale

Territory: US • Rights: Orchard, UK

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-328-3 / 1-56145-328-5

When tragedy occurs, Little Thunderfoot, his family, and the rest of the herd must learn how to live without their leader and teacher.

Territory: World • All rights available,

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-449-5 / 1-56145-449-4

AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3–4 Ages 4–8 / Nature

“…a fine book to use to educate youngsters about poachers and elephant behavior, or to instill respect for the animal kingdom and conservation.”

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“A beautifully sweet look at how babies are carried… Sure to become a calm and soothing bedtime favorite.” —Kirkus Reviews

F&P GRL I; Gr 1–2 Ages 2–6 / Nature

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Little Sibu

Fabulous Fishes

An Orangutan Tale

Susan Stockdale HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-429-7 / 1-56145-429-X

Sally Grindley / Illustrated by John Butler

BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-637-6 / 1-56145-637-3

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-196-8 / 1-56145-196-7

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This factually accurate portrayal of the everyday life of an orangutan in a tropical rainforest helps young readers to understand this endangered species.

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8 / Nature

v Parents’ Choice Approved Award; NSTA Recommends; Bank Street Best Books of the Year

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“…without preaching about the environment, the book admirably strengthens the bond between human and orangutan.” —Publishers Weekly

A simple, rhyming text and brightly colored illustrations introduce readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home.

F&P GRL J; Gr 2 Ages 2–6 / Nature Teaching Themes: fish species, behavior, and habitats,

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HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-234-7 / 1-56145-234-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-312-2 / 1-56145-312-9 AR · Lexile · F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan

About Arachnids *

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-038-1 / 1-56145-038-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-364-1 / 1-56145-364-1 AR · RC · Lexile · F&P / GRL K; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available

About Birds *

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-028-2 / 1-56145-028-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-147-0 / 1-56145-147-9 AR · F&P / GRL I; Gr 1-2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan & Korea

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the ABOUT... animal series A FIRST GUIDE that describes clearly and simply how animals look, where they live, what they eat, how they defend themselves, and how they care for their young. An afterword provides further detail.

“…breathtaking…” —Kirkus Reviews

“…exquisite…” —Science Books & Film

“Exceptionally detailed & uniformly accurate.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Marvelous paintings…” —Kirkus Reviews

“…handsome…” —School Library Journal

“...a useful and engaging read...” —School Library Journal

“Excellent…” —Booklist

“…recommended…” —Science Books & Films

“…handsome…” —Kirkus Reviews

“…a rewarding slice of the biodiversity pie.” —School Library Journal

“…lovely…” —Booklist

“…a must-buy…” —School Library Journal

About Crustaceans *

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-301-6 / 1-56145-301-3 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-405-1 / 1-56145-405-2 AR · F&P / GRL K; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan, Korea

About Fish *

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-256-9 / 1-56145-256-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-335-1 / 1-56145-335-8 AR · F&P / GRL I; Gr 1-2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan & Korea

About Hummingbirds

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-588-1 / 1-56145-588-1 AR · F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Korea

About Insects *

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-207-1 / 1-56145-207-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-232-3 / 1-56145-232-7 AR · F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available except Japan & Korea

About Mammals *

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-141-8 / 1-56145-141-X PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-174-6 / 1-56145-174-6 AR · F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan & Korea

About Marsupials *

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-358-0 / 1-56145-358-7 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-407-5 / 1-56145-407-9 AR · Lexile · F&P / GRL K; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan, Korea

About Mollusks *

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-331-3 / 1-56145-331-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-406-8 / 1-56145-406-0 AR · F&P / GRL L; Gr 2-3 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan, Korea

About Penguins

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-488-4 / 1-56145-488-5 F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available

About Raptors

HC: $16.95 / 978-15-6145-536-2 / 1-56145-536-9 F&P / GRL K; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available except, Japan & Korea

About Reptiles *

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-183-8 / 1-56145-183-5 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-233-0 / 1-56145-233-5 AR · Lexile · F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan & Korea

“…attractive…” —School Library Journal

“Beautifully illustrated…” —Booklist

for ages 3–7

About Rodents

Teacher’s Guide

* Included in the shrink-wrapped About paperback collection

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HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-454-9 / 1-56145-454-0 Lexile · F&P / GRL J; Gr 2 Territory: World / All rights available, except Japan & Korea

$79.50 / 978-1-56145-567-6 / 1-56145-567-9

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ABOUT HABITATS series The ABOUT HABITATS series 10 x 8-1/2 / 48 pages / Media: watercolor

Featuring easy-to read text combined with beautiful, realistic illustrations by a noted wildlife illustrator, these award-winning first guides help young readers explore the earth’s varied habitats.

ABOUT HABITATS Deserts HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-390-0 / 1-56145-390-0 / PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-636-9 / 1-56145-636-5 “…this handsome book introduces deserts…some of the paintings focus on particular plants or animals, while others show broad landscapes, but all are well composed, delicately colored, and sensitively lit…accessible to very young children as well as older students, this provides an appealing introduction to deserts.” —Booklist

ABOUT HABITATS Wetlands $16.95 / 978-1-56145-432-7 / 1-56145-432-X

“The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details… The format would work well as a read-aloud” —Booklist

ABOUT HABITATS Mountains HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-469-3 / 1-56145-469-9 Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 2 Ages 3–8 / Nature

“A solid introduction sure to help readers develop an appreciation for the scope and unique beauty of the mountains…that grace our planet.” —Kirkus Reviews

ABOUT HABITATS Grasslands HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-559-1 / 1-56145-559-8

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea and Japan (except ABOUT HABITATS: Wetlands)

✎ Teacher’s guides available

“…simple, informative sentences paired with beautifully detailed watercolor paintings… Great for classroom sharing.” —Booklist v Bank Street Best Books of the Year; NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

ABOUT HABITATS Oceans HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-618-5 / 1-56145-618-7

written by Cathryn Sill illustrated by John Sill

“[A] fine addition to science collections” —Booklist

What the Sea Saw

Aliens from Earth

Stephanie St. Pierre / Illustrated by Beverly Doyle HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-359-7 / 1-56145-359-5

When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

Mary Batten / Illustrated by Beverly Doyle HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-236-1 / 1-56145-236-X

This lyrical visit to the seashore in words and pictures provides a unique and intriguing introduction to the vital relationships between sea creatures, other animals and plants, and the ecosystems in which they live.

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-450-1 / 1-56145-450-8 Territory: World • All rights available

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AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3–4 Ages 4–8 / Nature

“This simple beginning introduces a profound concept—the interconnectedness of all life—at a level preschoolers can understand.” —Kirkus Reviews

✎ Teacher’s guide

GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Nature Teaching Themes:

“…nonstop intriguing…” —Booklist

invasive species, ecology

✎ Teacher’s guide

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An introduction to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species.

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backlist A PLACE FOR… series The A PLACE FOR… series 10-3/8 x 9-3/8 / 32 pages / Media: acrylics

Through real-life scenarios described clearly and simply, the A PLACE FOR…series introduces young readers to some of the pressing environmental issues the world faces today. In each book, Melissa Stewart focuses on a particular group of animals, showing the ways people’s behavior has inadvertently threatened the survival of some species and explaining how people have found methods to protect these beautiful and important creatures.

A Place for Butterflies HC:$16.95 / 978-1-56145-357-3 / 1-56145-357-9 / PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-571-3 / 1-56145-571-7 AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL N; Gr 4 / Territory: World • All rights available, except Japan, and China

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A Place for Birds HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-474-7 / 1-56145-474-5 AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL P; Gr 3–4 / Territory: World • All rights available, except Japan, and China

“Put this one in the hands of budding scientists, environmentalists and nature lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Place for Fish Ages 6–10 / Nature Teaching Themes: conservation, biomes, life cycles, habitats

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-562-1 / 1-56145-562-8 AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL P; Gr 3–4 / Territory: World • All rights available, except Japan, and China

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NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

A Place for Frogs HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-521-8 / 1-56145-521-0

Teacher’s guides available

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL M; Gr 2–3 / Territory: World • All rights available, except Japan, and China

“The beautiful, realistic paintings are so lifelike that readers almost expect the subjects to jump off the pages.” —Booklist

A Place for Bats written by Melissa Stewart illustrated by Higgins Bond

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-624-6 / 1-56145-624-1 F&P / GRL O; Gr 3–4 • / Territory: World • All rights available

This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of bats includes a call to action to protect these creatures and their habitats.

Under the Snow

When Rain Falls

Melissa Stewart / Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

Melissa Stewart / Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-493-8 / 1-56145-493-1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-438-9 / 1-56145-438-9

Territory: World • All rights available, except

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

Korea

A cozy look at the amazing ways animals behave and interact with their environments on a rainy day.

When snow falls, what do animals do?

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8 / Nature Teaching Themes:

“…this beautiful picture book will complement the science curriculum and also makes for a great read aloud.” —Booklist

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Bank Street Best Books of the Year; CCBC Choices

Teaching Themes:

habitats, weather

habitats, weather

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“…the illustrations have a naturalistic feel and the information, though simple, is accurate…should appeal to very young listeners curious about the natural world.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Pi-shu the Little Panda

Please Don’t Wake the Animals

John Butler

A Book About Sleep

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-242-2 / 1-56145-242-4

Mary Batten / Illustrated by Higgins Bond

Territory: US • Rights: Orchard, UK

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-393-1 / 1-56145-393-5 Territory: World • All rights available, except

The touching story of a small panda whose home is threatened by the encroachment of humans.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature

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“The pictures are gorgeous…” —School Library Journal

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“Far from your cozy bedtime lullaby, this big bright picture book is an exciting way to talk about the biology that connects humans with many kinds of animals.” —Booklist

AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3–4

Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Ages 4–8 / Nature Teaching Themes: sleep patterns in animals

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The Moonflower

Who Has a Belly Button?

Peter Loewer / Illustrated by Jean Loewer

Mary Batten / Illustrated by Higgins Bond

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-138-8 / 1-56145-138-X

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-235-4 / 1-56145-235-1

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-314-6 / 1-56145-314-5

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

Why humans and some other animals have belly buttons —and why others do not—is the subject of this informative, fascinating look at the lifeline that attaches mammals to their mothers before birth.

This eloquent and factual account of nature’s nocturnal activities brings an often unseen world to light.

Ages 6–10 / Nature

“The lyrical text describes the nighttime activity surrounding the plant with magical overtones that remain true to nature’s nocturnal cycles.” —School Library Journal

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AR • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 6–10 / Nature Teaching Themes:

Bank Street Best Books of the Year

“An especially wonderful book to share with youngsters awaiting the birth of a sibling, and a great addition to the nonfiction library collection.” —Kirkus Reviews

mammals, pregnancy, birth

✎ Teacher’s guide Stick Out Your Tongue!

Hey, Daddy!

Fantastic Facts, Features, and Functions of Animal and Human Tongues

Animal Fathers and Their Babies Mary Batten / Illustrated by Higgins Bond HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-272-9 / 1-56145-272-6

Joan Bonsignore / Illustrated by John T. Ward

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-230-9 / 1-56145-230-0 Territory: World • All rights available

From birds and amphibians to small mammals and primates, numerous examples of males caring for their young are presented in accurate and clear language.

Animals use their tongues in all sorts of amazing ways. AR • F&P GRL O; Gr 3–4

“…the brief, smooth text will appeal to children…the subject is intriguing…” —Booklist

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 6–10 / Nature

Ages 4–8 / Nature

Teaching Themes:

“…a good deal of information in an attractive format…a welcome addition to most libraries.” —Booklist

animal fathers

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A Tree for Emmy

Planting the Wild Garden

Mary Ann Rodman / Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-475-4 / 1-56145-475-3

Kathryn O. Galbraith / Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-563-8 / 1-56145-563-6 Territory: World • All rights available, except

When Emmy decides she wants a mimosa of her own for her birthday, she is dismayed to find that many grown-ups do not share her enthusiasm for this wild tree. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

“A spunky and independent heroine, a satisfying story and a gentle environmental message combine nicely here in an arboreal celebration that will delight many a young reader.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Eloquent text and stunning illustrations combine to explore the many ways seeds are distributed. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Nature

H “…a thoroughly handsome book, suffused with calm.” —Publishers Weekly

Teaching Themes: seed dispersal, action verbs, onomatopoeia

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Firefly Mountain

Arbor Day Square

Patricia Thomas / Illustrated by Peter Sylvada

Kathryn O. Galbraith / Illustrated by Cyd Moore

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-360-3 / 1-56145-360-9

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-517-1 / 1-56145-517-2

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

A family experiences the magic of fireflies in this story of anticipation, marked by stunning illustrations, a lyrical text, and a deep and thoughtful connection to the natural world.

Katie, Papa, and their fellow townspeople order trees from back East to make their new settlement feel like home in this fictional retelling of the creation of Arbor Day.

AR • F&P

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P Ages 4–8 / Nature

Teaching Themes:

“Thomas’s prose is lyrical and engaging as she describes the sights, smells, and sounds of the fading afternoon and gradual coming of night…”

creative writing, insects, summer

—School Library Journal

traditions, family, community

GRL P; Gr 3–4 Ages 6–10 / Nature

GRL N; Gr 3 Teaching Themes: trees,

“An attractive introduction to the celebration of Arbor Day.” —Booklist

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F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

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Seed Magic

Butterfly Tree

Jane Buchanan / lllustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb

Sandra Markle / Illustrated by Leslie Wu

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-622-2 / 1-56145-622-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-539-3 / 1-56145-539-3

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: world • All rights available

A gift from the crazy old Birdman shows Rose that even in the barren, gray city, there are ways to make a beautiful garden.

The mystery of monarch butterfly migration is revealed in this sensitive, eloquent mother-daughter story.

“With a minimum of words, characters become real, and the grimy city becomes a place of hope.… Together with brevity of words and motion and vibrancy of rhythm and color, the text and paintings create an unexpected joie de vivre. This is a must-buy for all libraries.” —School Library Journal

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“[a] masterful evocation of a child’s sense of wonder at the natural world.” —Kirkus Reviews

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My Mother Talks to Trees

Chestnut

Doris Gove / Illustrated by Marilynn H. Mallory

Constance W. McGeorge / lllustrated by Mary Whyte

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-166-1 / 1-56145-166-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-321-4 / 1-56145-321-8

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-336-8 / 1-56145-336-6

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

When Mr. Decker oversleeps on the morning of the mayor’s daughter’s birthday, who will make the deliveries for her party?

A lesson in tree identification is adeptly woven into this charming story featuring a special mother-daughter relationship. GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8 / Nature

“Young horse lovers will embrace this charming tale.” —School Library Journal

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AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

GRL O; Gr 3–4

“…will encourage children to notice and protect the trees around them.” —School Library Journal

Ages 4–8

✎ Teacher’s guide

Tulips

When Young Melissa Sweeps

Jay O’Callahan / Illustrated by Debrah Santini

Nancy Byrd Turner / lllustrated by Debrah Santini

HC: $15.95 / 978-156145-134-0 / 1-56145-134-7

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-157-9 / 1-56145-157-6

Territory: US & Canada • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

When practical joker Pierre decides to play a trick on his beloved Grand Ma Mere, the results are anything but what he expects!

Melissa dances from room to room, inspiring readers to discover delightful new possibilities in routine tasks.

“An unusual, enchanting story.” —Booklist

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“…this exuberant poem captures the enthusiasm and imagination children can bring to the most ordinary task…” —Booklist

F&P

GRL M; Gr 2–3

GRL M; Gr 2–3

Ages 6–10

Ages 4–8

The Book of Shadowboxes

Night Rabbits Lee Posey / Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

A Story of the ABC’s

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-164-7 / 1-56145-164-9

Laura L. Seeley

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-397-9 / 1-56145-397-8

HC: $18.95 / 978-0-93460-165-8 / 0-93460-165-8

Territory: World • All rights available, except

PB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-072-5 / 1-56145-072-3

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The touching story of a young girl’s special relationship with her father and some gentle nighttime creatures.

For every letter of the alphabet, Seeley has created a lively rhyme and fascinating shadowbox filled with whimsical creatures, objects, and people.

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AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3–4 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: wildlife, parents, resourcefulness

“Montgomery’s detailed, dynamic paintings nicely complement the text, and capture the sense of place so well you’d swear you could hear the crickets chirping yourself.”—New York Times Book Review

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GRL L; Gr 2–3

“An intriguing find-the-object book…will certainly occupy a child’s searching mind.” —School Library Journal

Ages 4–8

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Parents’ Choice Silver Award

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Raymond and Nelda

Rosa’s Room

Barbara Bottner / Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

Barbara Bottner / Illustrated by Beth Spiegel

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-394-8 / 1-56145-394-3

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-302-3 / 1-56145-302-1

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

Laugh-out-loud letters enhance this endearingly quirky story about repairing a friendship.

Rosa knows what she needs to feel at home in her new room: clothes in the closet, crayons in a drawer, a poster on the wall and her beloved doll, Maria, lying on her bed. But still, somehow, her room seems empty.

“…in the great tradition of Arnold Lobel’s FROG AND TOAD…” —Booklist

AR • F&P

AR • F&P

GRL K; Gr 2

GRL K; Gr 2

Ages 4–8

Ages 4–8

Captain Small Pig

The Boy Who Thought He Was a Teddy Bear

Martin Waddell / Illustrated by Susan Varley HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-519-5 / 1-56145-519-9

Jeanne Willis / Illustrated by Susan Varley

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press, UK

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-270-5 / 1-56145-270-X Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press,

An unlikely trio head out in a small red boat.

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UK

“Captain Small Pig will entice readers with its droll characterizations and splendid pictures.” —School Library Journal

GRL K; Gr 2

A human baby falls under the care of three teddy bears, who raise him with the best intentions and a lot of love. AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3

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Ages 4–8

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“A welcome addition sure to calm the worries of youngsters facing a similar situation.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ages 3–7

“The genuine sweetness of this story is hard to resist.” —Publishers Weekly

CCBC Choices

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

Peachtree Publishers

Orange Cheeks

Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!

Jay O’Callahan / Illustrated by Patricia Raine

Malachy Doyle / Illustrated by Paul Hess

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-073-2 / 1-56145-073-1

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-241-5 / 1-56145-241-6

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: US • Rights: Andersen Press, UK

Four-year-old Willie loves visiting his grandma, but his mother has warned him—if he gets into trouble again, there’ll be no more overnight visits for an entire year.

What is a boy to think when a mischievous, spiderylegged, knobbly kneed goblin shows up in his front yard?

“With plenty of tension and with characters that are true to life, this yarn celebrates an intergenerational love that is guaranteed to captivate an audience.” —Booklist

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“The imaginative, whimsical, and colorful pictures are full of details to be discovered…will be enjoyed by young monster enthusiasts.” —School Library Journal

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The Opposite

The Story Blanket

Tom MacRae / Illustrated by Elena Odriozola

Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz / Illustrated by Elena Odriozola

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-371-9 / 1-56145-371-4 Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press, UK

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-466-2 / 1-56145-466-4 Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Andersen Press, UK

When Nate woke up one morning, The Opposite was standing on his ceiling staring down at him. And from that moment on, Nate’s day turned upside down in the most extraordinary way. AR • F&P

Babba Zarrah unravels part of her story blanket and knits some socks, a scarf, and a shawl for friends. Meanwhile, the story blanket is getting smaller and smaller. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

“…a wonderfully offbeat tale.” —The Washington Post

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“Arresting illustrations…sweetly vivid.” —Booklist

GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

Parents’ Choice Silver Honor

Teaching Themes: sharing, recycling, secrets,

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circular tale

AR • RC • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

One More Sheep

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!

Mij Kelly / Illustrated by Russell Ayto

Kyle Mewburn / Illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-378-8 / 1-56145-378-1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-457-0 / 1-56145-457-5

Territory: US • Rights: Hodder, UK

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Scholastic, Australia

A shepherd wants to make sure he’s rounded up all of his sheep, but counting them always makes him fall asleep.

Every time Auntie Elsie comes to visit she gives Andy two big sloppy kisses. Andy is a fast runner. But not fast enough to outrun Auntie Elsie! But one day Auntie Elsie doesn’t visit and Andy realizes he misses her.

“Ayto’s pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations…steal the show.” —Horn Book Magazine

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“Multiple perspectives add a sense of fun to the story. The rhythmic text and repetition will make this useful as a read-aloud and good for beginning readers to tackle.” —School Library Journal

GRL K; Gr 2

Children’s Book Sense Pick

Ages 4–8

Lemuel the Fool

That’s Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy!

Myron Uhlberg / Illustrated by Sonja Lamut HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-220-0 / 1-56145-220-3

Sherry Shahan / Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-416-7 / 1-56145-416-8 Territory: World • All rights available

Lemuel dreams of traveling across the sea to the magical city that he is sure must lie just beyond the horizon. But when he arrives at his destination, he discovers that it’s strangely similar to the home he’s just left behind. AR • F&P

AR • F&P

GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

After a tough soccer practice, Mikey’s dad takes him to play in the park, but Mikey only wants to practice for the Big Game.

“Fresh and diverting.” —Publishers Weekly

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GRL L; Gr 2–3

“In a warm reversal of the usual competitive sports message, a parent teaches his son to let go and just have fun…” — Booklist

Ages 4–8

AJL Notable Book for Younger Readers

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First Grade Stinks!

Mr. President Goes to School

Mary Ann Rodman / Illustrated by Beth Spiegel

Rick Walton / Illustrated by Brad Sneed

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-377-1 / 1-56145-377-3

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-538-6 / 1-56145-538-5

PB $8.95 / 978-1-56145-462-4 / 1-56145-462-1

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

When the president of the United States has a frustrating day, he decides to go back to the place where he learned the most important lessons of all.

On the first day of school, Hayley quickly finds out that first grade is different from kindergarten, but in all the wrong ways! AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

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Ages 4–8

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GRL N; Gr 3

Late for School PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-491-4 / 1-56145-491-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-391-7 / 1-56145-391-9

Peachtree, artwork

Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: telling time, tall tale, NYC landmarks

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

Smitty is never late for school. Not when his shoes get stuck in a sea of thick, black tar. Not when snowmen rain down from the sky. Not even when he encounters a very hungry T. Rex! “Children tardy and timely will laugh at this droll recitation.” —Kirkus Reviews

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This humorous tale of a curious young boy and his single-minded quest for knowledge is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to librarians everywhere. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3–4 Ages: 4–8 Teaching Themes: reading, friendship, learning

IRA/CBC Children’s Choices

✎ Teacher’s guide

AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

IRA/CBC Children’s Choices

Carla Morris / Illustrated by Brad Sneed

Territory: World • Rights: First Books, text;

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The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians

Mike Reiss / Illustrated by Michael Austin

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

“Sneed’s attention to detail makes the book fun to look at over again and again. Overall, a fun introduction to the great things that can be learned in school.” —School Library Journal

H “Morris clearly gets what makes librarians tick, and Sneed’s humorous watercolor illustrations capture the soul of ‘how librarians are’…” —Kirkus Reviews v Children’s Book Sense Picks, Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Flora the Frog

Camp K-9

Shirley Isherwood / Illustrated by Anna C. Leplar

Mary Ann Rodman / Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-223-1 / 1-56145-223-8

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-561-4 / 1-56145-561-X

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Territory: World • All rights available

Flora is asked to be a frog in the class play, but she is dismayed. Frogs are green and fat, and she is afraid that everyone will laugh at her.

When Roxie heads off to Camp K-9 for a fun-filled summer, she’s terrified that the poodle bully may discover her secret. But maybe some of the other dogs have secrets too…

“Children will relate to Flora’s feelings, due in particular to the large, full-page pen-and-watercolor illustrations that wonderfully depict her emotions.” —School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: shyness

AR • RC • Lexile GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“This empathetic tale should calm the nerves of all novice campers-to-be.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: bullying, courage, summer camp

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Lester L. Laminack Snow Day!

Three Hens and a Peacock

Lester L. Laminack / Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Lester L. Laminack / Illustrated by Henry Cole

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-418-1 / 1-56145-418-4

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-564-5 / 1-56145-564-4

HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-554-6 / 1-56145-554-7

Territory: World • All rights available, except China

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A clever take on a familiar childhood lament. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

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“…a cheerful tribute to muffled, white, unexpected days off…” —New York Times Book Review

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When a peacock suddenly arrives at a quiet farm, everything changes. Customers flock to the farm and business is booming. But the hens don’t like the newcomer getting attention while they stay cooped up doing all the hard work.

GRL J; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

“Good farm fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

CCBC Choices

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The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins

Saturdays and Teacakes Lester L. Laminack / Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-303-0 / 1-56145-303-X

Lester L. Laminack / Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-513-3 / 1-56145-513-X

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-139-5 / 1-56145-139-8

CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-514-0 / 1-56145-514-8

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

The story of a young boy’s visit with his great-grandmother, who is suffering from the mental and physical deterioration associated with old age.

Laminack’s tender tribute to his grandmother. AR • F&P

Ages 4–8

“The brilliant watercolor paintings glow with light and idyllically capture the world of yesteryear.” —School Library Journal

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Ages 3–7

“…an unusually empathic look at the reality of aging…” —Publishers Weekly

Ages 6–10

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Trevor’s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth

Jake’s 100th Day of School

Lester L. Laminack / Illustrated by Kathi Garry McCord

Lester L. Laminack / Illustrated by Judy Love

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-175-3 / 1-56145-175-4

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-355-9 / 1-56145-355-2

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-279-8 / 1-56145-279-3

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-463-1 / 1-56145-463-X

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

When Trevor’s Grandma Sally shows his class how to make old-fashioned taffy, he learns there are also fun ways to pull a tooth!

What will Jake do when he forgets to bring the special collection he’s going to share with his first grade class for their celebration of the 100th day of school?

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL J; Gr 2

GRL Q; Gr 4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

“…the surprise ending will make readers laugh out loud.” —Book Links

“Love’s richly realistic, abundantly detailed pencil, ink, and watercolor illustrations spill across the pages…” —Booklist

GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

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Trick or Treat on Monster Street

Old Tom, Man of Mystery

Danny Schnitzlein / Illustrated by Matt Faulkner

Leigh Hobbs

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-465-5 / 1-56145-465-6

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-346-7 / 1-56145-346-3

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Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Little Hare Books, Australia

A jittery, jumpy kid comes face-to-face with a band of trickor-treating monsters on Halloween.

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3

“Faulkner’s watercolors feature a gruesome cast of cartoonish ghouls and are entertaining…” —School Library Journal

An overworked Angela decides that the time has come for Old Tom to help out a bit around the house, but Old Tom has other ideas. AR • F&P GRL K; Gr 2 Ages 4–8

Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes:

“…the deadpan delivery and squiggly, almost drunken illustration are back, and fans who loved the first will enjoy this.” —Kirkus Reviews

prejudice, bullying by older siblings, facing fears, friendships

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL O; Gr 3–4 Ages 4–8

The Monster Who Ate My Peas

Old Tom’s Holiday

Danny Schnitzlein / Illustrated by Matt Faulkner

Leigh Hobbs

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-216-3 / 1-56145-216-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-316-0 / 1-56145-316-1

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-533-1 / 1-56145-533-4

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Little Hare

Territory: World • All rights available

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A young boy makes a bargain with a fiendishly funny monster to avoid eating his peas.

Angela wins an all-expenses paid luxury holiday—for one. She’s sad to leave Old Tom, but he needs to clean his room anyway. But everywhere Angela goes, she sees something that reminds her of her beloved pet.

“…the rollicking rhythms and madcap, over-the-top art give this…[book] plenty of comic energy.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

Teaching Themes: facing fears,

Teaching Themes:

nutrition, food choices

travel, relationships

“… fans as well as newcomers to the series will love this slightly rude but lovable cat and his sweet but dim owner.” —Kirkus Reviews

✎ Teacher’s guide The Monster Who Did My Math

13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided

Danny Schnitzlein / Illustrated by Bill Mayer HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-420-4 / 1-56145-420-6

Kevin Shortsleeve / Illustrated by Michael Austin

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-146-3 / 1-56145-146-0 Territory: World • All rights available

A math-phobic boy is facing another evening of multiplication when a monster offers him a deal he cannot refuse. AR • RC • F&P GRL O; Gr 3–4 Ages 4–8

“…an entertaining addition to math classes and a useful warm-up to tutoring sessions with less-thanenthusiastic students.” —School Library Journal

Professor LeGrand warns readers about the outrageous habits and appalling behavior of thirteen mischievous monsters. AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 6–10

Teaching Themes:

“First-timer Austin’s illustrations have a surreal edginess…young readers will likely be entertained.” —Publishers Weekly

homework, procrastination, facing fears, cheating

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Clatter Bash!

Christmas in the Trenches

A Day of the Dead Celebration

John McCutcheon / Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

Richard Keep

HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-374-0 / 1-56145-374-9

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-461-7 / 1-56145-461-3

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

Territory: World • All rights available

This moving tribute to the power of the human spirit to unite people is based on an actual event from World War I.

H “…[a] zesty look at a special night… This will be a popular title in Mexican-American communities and an eye-opener for others.” —School Library Journal

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GRL LB; Gr K-1 Ages 4–8

v Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; IRA/CBC Children’s Choices

GRL T; Gr 4–5

Parents’ Choice Silver Honor; IRA Notable Books for a Global Society; IRA Teacher’s Choices; NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Ages 6–10 www.christmasinthetrenches.info

Teaching Themes: melodrama, fairy tales

Also available: Mightier Than the Sword CD: $16.98 suggested retail / UPC: 19480

To Whom the Angel Spoke

Santa’s Eleven Months Off

A Story of the Christmas

Mike Reiss / Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

Terry Kay / Illustrated by Eileen Blyth

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-421-1 / 1-56145-421-4

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-502-7 / 1-56145-502-4

Territory: World • Rights: First Books, text;

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Harvey Klinger

Peachtree, artwork, except Korea

Agency, text; Peachtree, artwork

All ages / Christmas

Three shepherds heard a voice, and they believed what the voice told them about the birth of Jesus. The unifying power of simple belief reminds us that, for different people with different feelings, there is a celebration that brings us all together.

Santa recovers from a hectic December by embarking on a hilarious campaign of adventure and selfimprovement. AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes:

“…delightfully illustrated…simple enough for children but holds an appeal, as well, for adults.”

“Montgomery’s full-color paintings showing expressive, energetic people in dynamic compositions are amusing and delightful.” —School Library Journal

months of the year, seasons, holidays

Where Teddy Bears Come From

Santa’s Last Present

Mark Burgess / Illustrated by Russell Ayto

Marie-Aude Murail and Elvire Murail Illustrated by Quentin Blake

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-487-7 / 1-56145-487-7

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-319-1 / 1-56145-319-6

Territory: US • Rights: Penguin, UK

Territory: US • Rights: Random House, UK

A little wolf knows just what he needs to get a good night’s sleep: a teddy bear to cuddle, just like in his favorite story book. AR • F&P • RC • Lexile GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

H “All the elements of a winner come together in this enchanting effort…” —Kirkus Reviews v

Julian thinks he’s getting too big to believe in Santa, but when he finds an extra present under the tree, he discovers that he may not be too old after all. AR • F&P

“The story is charmingly told…Blake’s colorful cartoons are as appealing as ever.” —School Library Journal

GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 8–12

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Loveykins

Gilbert de la Frogponde

Quentin Blake

A Swamp Story

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-282-8 / 1-56145-282-3

Jennifer Rae / Illustrated by Rose Cowles

Territory: US • Rights: Random House, UK

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-163-0 / 1-56145-163-0 Territory: US • Rights: Whitecap Books, Canada

When Angela Bowling rescues a baby bird after a storm, she finds her very own Loveykins.

H “Appealingly offbeat, this droll tale is classic Blake.” —Publishers Weekly

AR • F&P

Two chefs arrive at Gilbert’s pond in search of dinner. Too fat to escape, he must convince them that bugs, not frogs, are all the rage in culinary circles. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

GRL K; Gr 2

GRL M; Gr 2–3

Ages 4–8

Ages 6–10

AR • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3

“Do not read GILBERT DE LA FROGPONDE to your child at bedtime, or you may find yourself in the same predicament I did: I couldn’t get him to stop laughing and go to sleep… witty, creative and downright hilarious.” —Boston Herald

Mrs. Armitage, Queen of the Road

Harriet’s Horrible Hair Day

Quentin Blake

Dawn Lesley Stewart / Illustrated by Michael P. White

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-287-3 / 1-56145-287-4

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-165-4 / 1-56145-165-7

Territory: US • Rights: Random House, UK

Territory: World • All rights available

A delightfully unconventional woman finds liberation and new friends out on the open road.

Harriet’s sister and brother launch a series of outrageous, hair-raising schemes to tame her wayward ringlets.

“Blake’s characteristic watercolor cartoons pair perfectly with the silly text, creating another marvelous story about this eccentric but lovable lady.”—School Library Journal

Ages 4–8

F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3

“If you’re looking to take the knots out of a bad hair day, try this.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: self-esteem, counting

What Do Parents Do?

Railroad John and the Red Rock Run

(When You’re Not Home) Jeanie Franz Ransom / Illustrated by Cyd Moore

Tony Crunk / Illustrated by Michael Austin

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-409-9 / 1-56145-409-5

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-363-4 / 1-56145-363-3

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

Territory: World • All rights available

The tables are turned and the grown-ups have all the fun in this wickedly silly story of parental mayhem. AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8

“Giggles abound as this cheerful tale of imagined rolereversal plucks at the seams of conventionality and lets out a little stuffing.” —Kirkus Reviews

Lonesome Bob is set to marry Wildcat Annie today, if the Sagebrush Flyer gets to Red Rock on time. AR • F&P GRL R; Gr 4

“Kids will eagerly climb aboard for repeat rides.” —Publishers Weekly

Ages 4–8

Teaching Themes:

✎ Teacher’s guide

imagination, rules, family

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The Gold Miner’s Daughter

The Boy Who Cried Ninja

A Melodramatic Fairy Tale

Alex Latimer

Jackie Mims Hopkins / Illustrated by Jon Goodell

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-579-9 / 1-56145-579-2

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-362-7 / 1-56145-362-5

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Random

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

House, UK

This hysterical collision of fairy tales, melodrama, and the Gold Rush West cries out for audience participation.

In this quirky twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” Tim’s outrageous excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

“Goodell’s delightful and action-packed illustrations feature expressive characters and plenty of visual humor.” —School Library Journal

GRL L; Gr 2–3

“Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ages 4–8

Teaching Themes: melodrama, fairy tales

The Horned Toad Prince

The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas

Jackie Mims Hopkins / Illustrated by Michael Austin HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-195-1 / 1-56145-195-9

Tony Wilson / Illustrated by Sue deGennaro

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-548-5 / 1-56145-548-2

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-635-2 / 1-56145-635-7

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Scholastic Australia

When Reba Jo finds herself in a mess of trouble, she’s forced to strike a deal with a horned toad. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3–4

This modern remix of the beloved fairy tale delivers a freshly humorous take on one prince’s search for the just-right girl of his dreams.

“An entertaining version of ‘The Frog Prince’ with a Texas twist…” —School Library Journal

F&P GRL L / Gr 2–3

Ages 4–8

“A must for would-be princesses.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ages 4–8

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Teaching Themes: fractured The Frog Prince, predicting outcomes    www.peachtree-online.com/hornedtoad

The Three Armadillies Tuff

Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble

Jackie Mims Hopkins / Illustrated by S. G. Brooks HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-258-3 / 1-56145-258-0

Jan Huling / Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-598-0 / 1-56145-598-9

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-436-5 / 1-56145-436-2

Territory: World • All rights available, except

The Three Armadillies Tuff Written by Jackie Mims Hopkins

Illustrated by S. G. Brooks

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

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Korea

France

Three fun-loving armadillo sisters are eager to cross a busy highway to get to the new dance hall on the other side, but inside the culvert lurks a spindly legged coyote.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

Ol’ Bloo Donkey realizes it’s time to hit the road and pursue his ambition of being a star in this hilarious backwoods retelling of "The Bremen Town Musicians."

GRL Q; Gr 4

GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes:

“Droll turns of phrase and hints of dialect add fun and flavor to the tale.” —School Library Journal

Ages 6–10

“…Bayou cadences, outr´ e metaphors for each animal’s singing and an easy way with a rueful folkloric voice make this a treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews

fractured The Three Billy Goats Gruff, friendship

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The Library Dragon

The Library Dragon flip doll

Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Michael P. White HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-639-0 / 1-56145-639-X

Based on characters created by Carmen Agra Deedy and Michael P. White

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-091-6 /1-56145-091-X

flip doll: $34.95 / 978-1-56145-267-5 / 1-56145-267-X

CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-640-6 / 1-56145-640-3

14 inches tall / nonreturnable

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

book and doll package: $52.00 / 978-1-56145-585-0

Sunrise Elementary School has a BIG problem. Their new librarian, Miss Lotta Scales, is a real dragon.

“Deedy’s text sparkles with sly humor…This wonderful book will delight children.” —School Library Journal

The fiery heroine of Carmen Deedy’s best-selling children’s book is now available as a flip doll. Hold her one way, and she’s Miss Lotta Scales the dragon, in a long yellow dress, complete with fangs, iridescent wings, and a tail. Turn the doll upside down, and the dragon is transformed into the smiling, kindhearted Miss Lotty, complete with beehive hairdo.

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

The Secret of Old Zeb

A Cuban Folktale

Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Michael P. White

Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Michael Austin

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-115-9 / 1-56145-115-0

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

“…kids will likely enjoy her frequent puns and wordplay and [White’s] droll, stylized illustrations…” —Publishers Weekly

GRL P; Gr 3–4 Ages 6–10

✎ Teacher’s guide

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-399-3 / 1-56145-399-4

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-280-4 / 1-56145-280-7

HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-468-6/ 1-56145-468-0

Territory: World • All rights available

CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-467-9 / 1-56145-467-2 Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3–4 Ages 4–8 www.beautifulmartina.com

When Martina decides to choose a husband, her grandmother gives her some shocking advice.

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4–5 Ages 6–10

✎ Teacher’s guide www.14cowsforamerica.com

Peachtree Publishers

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“…This Latino folktale has a rollicking voice imbued with sly tongue-in-cheek humor. ” —Booklist

GRL N; Gr 3

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A Times New York er! ll Bestse

Walter fears he is in for the worst summer ever until he befriends a mysterious neighbor.

Ages 6–10

“The ‘follow your dream’ moral is prevalent throughout the text and reinforced by the dreamlike quality of the illustrations.” —School Library Journal

14 Cows for America

The Yellow Star

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy In collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark

HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-490-7 / 1-56145-490-7

Territory: World • All rights available, except

Territory: World • All rights available, except

Denmark, France, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, UK

Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Henri Sørensen HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-208-8 / 1-56145-208-4

Korea, Francophone Africa, and Haiti

“…a lovely picture book…beautifully evocative…” —Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times

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“Magnificently illustrated…a graceful and moving exploration of moral courage.” —USA Today AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4–5 Ages 8–12

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Agatha’s Feather Bed

The Last Dance

Not Just Another Wild Goose Story

Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Debrah Santini

Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Laura L. Seeley

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-109-8 / 1-56145-109-6

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-008-4 / 1-56145-008-1

Territory: World • All rights available

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-096-1 / 1-56145-096-0 Territory: World • All rights available

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Bessie tells the story of her friendship with Ninny, of Ninny’s grandfather, and of the very special dance they share.

Agatha loves her new feather bed, but when six shivering, naked geese pay her a visit to discuss the origin of the feathers…is her goose cooked? “This finely crafted collection abounds with information and whimsy. It also teems with puns and word play… A ducky book.” —Publishers Weekly

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“Debrah Santini’s masterful sketches and watercolors tell as much as the text.” —The Horn Book Magazine

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Un colchon de plumas para Agata Un cuento de alas para ninos Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Laura L. Seeley Spanish HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-426-6 / 1-56145-426-5 / Spanish PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-404-4 / 1-56145-404-4

14 vacas para america Written by Carmen Agra Deedy In collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez Spanish HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-550-8 / 1-56145-550-4 / PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-555-3 / 1-56145-555-5 Un colchon de plumas para Agata: GRL M; Gr 2–3 / Ages 4–8 Territory: World • All rights except Korea

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Martina una cucarachita muy linda Un cuento cubano Carmen Agra Deedy / Illustrated by Michael Austin Spanish HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-425-9 / 1-56145-425-7 / Spanish PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-532-4 / 1-56145-532-6

H “The skillfully crafted acrylic illustrations capture the island’s ambience…The text flows easily…” —Criticas

The Cheshire Cheese Cat

Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia

A Dickens of a Tale

CD: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-318-4 / 1-56145-318-8

Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright Illustrated by Barry Moser

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“Deedy has a velvety smooth voice…her tone is warm and bubbly…Without a doubt, this is a case where listening to stories is better than reading them.” —AudioFile

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In this playful homage to Charles Dickens, unlikely allies learn the lessons of a great friendship.

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Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells

Marching with Aunt Susan

The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist Philip Dray / Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

HC: $18.95 / 978-1-56145-417-4 / 1-56145-417-6

Claire Rudolf Murphy / Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

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HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-593-5 / 1-56145-593-8 Territory: world • All rights available

Born into slavery, the journalist fought against social injustice and racial inequality, planting the seeds of the civil rights movement. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3–4 Ages 10–14 / Black History / Biography

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“An inspiring and revelatory tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: political involvement

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Jingle Bells

The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole

How the Holiday Classic Came to Be

Deborah Hopkinson / Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-590-4 / 1-56145-590-3

HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-473-0 / 1-56145-473-7

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Territory: World • All rights available

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“The main text conveys a good bit of information within a clearly written narrative that includes one dramatic rescue scene during the final expedition.” —Booklist

The unexpected story of the creation of a holiday classic—in the most unlikely of places.

John Harris / Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

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“…captur[es] the atmosphere of a community willing to stick together as they journey against the grain, whether that means bringing snow somehow to the South or standing by an unpopular belief.” —School Library Journal

Sweet Land of Liberty

Pennies in a Jar

Deborah Hopkinson / Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

Dori Chaconas / Illustrated by Ted Lewin

Ages 6–10 / Historical fiction

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prints on creamy vellum get star billing.” —Publishers Weekly NCTE Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts; Amelia Bloomer List

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Based on the experiences of a real girl, this inspiring picture book offers a child’s eye view of the fight for women’s right to vote.

GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 6–10

NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-395-5 / 1-56145-395-1

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-422-8 / 1-56145-422-2

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Territory: World • All rights available

This inspiring story of civil rights champion Oscar Chapman and his role in Marian Anderson’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

When his father goes off to fight in World War II, a young boy promises to be brave.

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“…will resonate with contemporary children, especially those with parents in the military overseas.” —School Library Journal

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WWII home front, courage, family life, horses

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Myron Uhlberg Dad, Jackie, and Me

A Storm Called Katrina

Myron Uhlberg / Illustrated by Colin Bootman

Myron Uhlberg / Illustrated by Colin Bootman

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-329-0 / 1-56145-329-3

HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-591-1 / 1-56145-591-1

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-531-7 / 1-56145-531-8

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H “Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure.” —Kirkus Reviews

“…an affecting tribute to Robinson, to a dedicated son and to a thoughtful deep-feeling father. And of course, to baseball.” —Publishers Weekly AR • RC • Lexile• F&P

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Flying Over Brooklyn

The Printer

Myron Uhlberg / Illustrated by Gerald Fitzgerald

Myron Uhlberg / Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-194-4 / 1-56145-194-0

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-221-7 / 1-56145-221-1

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-294-1 / 1-56145-294-7

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-483-9 / 1-56145-483-4

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Territory: World • All rights available

Based on the Great Blizzard of 1947, this story tells of a young boy’s imaginary flight over Brooklyn and the new perspective on the world around him that results.

A deaf father and his hearing son show their love for each other and their dedication to the craft of printing. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

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“Youngsters will delight in the idea of such a snow-filled flight… a magical winter storytime.” —School Library Journal

Ages 4–8

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“…[a] heartfelt tale of an ordinary person rising to meet an extraordinary challenge.” —Kirkus Reviews

v Selector’s Choice, NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; USBBY/IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities; Bank Street Best Books of the Year Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt!

First Dog Fala Elizabeth Van Steenwyk / Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-411-2 / 1-56145-411-7

Leslie Kimmelman / Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

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HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-492-1 / 1-56145-492-3 Territory: World • All rights available

Meet the Scottish terrier who won the heart of a U.S. president, as well as the American people, during a dark time in the world’s history.

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“The amiable text combined with the handsome illustrations will draw children into this account of a real charmer…” —Booklist

The true story of Teddy Roosevelt’s unconventional daughter, whose antics charmed and shocked a nation. AR • RC • Lexile• F&P GRL N; Gr 3 Ages 4–8 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes:

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“A lively, fictionalized portrait of a very independent girl.” —Publishers Weekly

Theodore Roosevelt,

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I Am Tama, Lucky Cat

The Dragon New Year

A Japanese Legend

A Chinese Legend

Wendy Henrichs / Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

David Bouchard / Illustrated by Zhoang-Yang Huang

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-589-8 / 1-56145-589-X

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-210-1 / 1-56145-210-6

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Territory: US • Rights: Raincoast, Canada

A stirring tale of friendship based on the legend of the Lucky Cat.

Frightened by the noisy Chinese New Year celebration outside her bedroom window, a young girl takes comfort in her grandmother’s wise, soothing words about the origins of the holiday.

“With its compelling story and stunning art, this is a worthy addition.” —School Library Journal

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Monsoon Afternoon

Dancing with Katya

Kashmira Sheth / Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

Dori Chaconas / Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-455-6 / 1-56145-455-9

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-376-4 / 1-56145-376-5

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Territory: World • All rights available

During monsoon season in India, a young boy and his Dadaji head out into the rainy weather.

Though her legs are weakened and twisted by polio, Katya dreams of dancing once again.

“The cyclical rhythms of the rain seasons echo the story’s larger themes of time’s passage and the links between generations…” —Booklist

Ages 4–8

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AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 Ages 4–8 Teaching Themes: intergenerational relationship, traditions, culture

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“Children will enjoy the reversal that the flaming pictures show: it’s the fiery, noisy festival that frightens the monster away and keeps the child safe at home.” —Booklist

Teaching Themes: polio, sisters, farm life

“A warm and inspiring tribute to one sister’s love and the other’s courage.” —Kirkus Reviews

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My Dadima Wears a Sari

The Wheat Doll

Kashmira Sheth / Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

Alison L. Randall / Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-392-4 / 1-56145-392-7

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-456-3 / 1-56145-456-7

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Territory: World • All rights available

This multigenerational story offers a glimpse into the distinctive culture and customs of India, while reinforcing universal themes of love and the importance of family.

When Mary Ann’s beloved doll disappears during a fierce, sudden storm, she refuses to give up searching for her.

“…the continuous, loving exchange heightens the intergenerational warmth that’s extended in Jaeggi’s delicate watercolors.” —Booklist

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“…a sweet story of loss and renewal told with empathy and feeling that is never heavy-handed.” —School Library Journal

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The House on Dirty-Third Street

The Blue House Dog

Jo S. Kittinger / Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

Deborah Blumenthal / Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-619-2 / 1-56145-619-5

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-537-9 / 1-56145-537-7

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Territory: World • All rights available

A boy without a dog and a dog without an owner find each other in this powerfully moving story of loneliness and redemption.

A mother and daughter turn a hopeless old house into a loving family home with faith, hard work, and the support of their community.

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“A tale of generosity, faith and friendship. Share it quietly within and with others.” —Kirkus Reviews

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“The emotions are raw and authentic, while the way in which they’re delivered is elegant—a potent combination.” —Publishers Weekly

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You’ve Got Dragons

Cats Vanish Slowly

Kathryn Cave / Illustrated by Nick Maland

Ruth Tiller / Illustrated by Laura L. Seeley

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-284-2 / 1-56145-284-X

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-106-7 / 1-56145-106-1

Territory: US & Canada • Rights: Hodder, UK

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A gently humorous, reassuring story that will help take the worry out of childhood fears.

Follow the cats on Grandmother’s farm as they wind their way through the twelve poems.

“This excellent metaphor for the fears and worries of every child (and adult) is accompanied by relentlessly cheerful illustrations in fine line and rosy washes of color… A great choice for the walking worried.” —Booklist

F&P GRL V; Gr 5–6 Ages 6–10 / Poetry

“Only an accomplished poet could wind her way as gracefully and surefootedly around and through perfectly chosen words and phrases as Tiller does… and only a chronic ailurophile could portray the elusive, often mysterious feline personality with such affection as Seeley.” —Publishers Weekly

If I Found a Wistful Unicorn

Wishing

A Gift of Love

Ruth Tiller / Illustrated by Debrah Santini

Ann Ashford / Illustrated by Bill Drath

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-118-0 / 1-56145-118-5

HC: $18.95 / 978-0-931948-00-8 / 0-931948-00-2

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Anniversary Gift Edition

An ordinary day in the park becomes a magical journey.

HC: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-271-2 / 1-56145-271-8 Territory: World • All rights available

F&P GRL M; Gr 2–3 All ages

The disarmingly simple text goes straight to the heart of what love really is. Through thoughtful and fanciful questions, Ashford explores what we risk when we ask for love and what special rewards may be waiting for us in return.

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“This is a soft book, a book to cozy up with. It is a book to dream and pretend with. Read it with a special youngster and add your own dreams.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

Ages 4–8

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Can You Hear a Rainbow? The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-268-2 / 1-56145-268-8

Chris describes what it is like to be deaf, typical events in his life, and the ways in which he has adjusted. “…interesting…accurate…appealing.” —School Library Journal

Rolling Along The Story of Taylor and his Wheelchair HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-219-4 / 1-56145-219-X

Jamee Riggio Heelan / Illustrated by Nicola Simmonds

Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers who are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not.

Ages 6–10

“The facts are here, the frustration, the courage, the hope.” —Booklist

CAN YOU HEAR A RAINBOW: Territory: World • All rights available AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL N; Gr 3

The Making of My Special Hand Madison’s Story HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-186-9 / 1-56145-186-X

ROLLING ALONG: Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea AR • F&P / GRL L; Gr 2–3

Experience the curiosity and eager anticipation of a small girl born without her left hand, as she tells her story of being fitted for her “special” hand. “An attractive, informative offering.” —Booklist

THE MAKING OF MY SPECIAL HAND: Territory: World • All rights available AR • F&P / GRL O; Gr 3–4

How to Rock Your Baby

Daniel and His Walking Stick

Sibley Fleming / Illustrated by John Amoss

Wendy McCormick / Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-142-5 / 1-56145-142-8

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-330-6 / 1-56145-330-7

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Territory: World • All rights available

The delightful, nocturnal adventure of a mother, a father, and a brand-new, wide-awake baby.

Jesse spends two weeks in the country and is drawn to Daniel, an old man with a walking stick. When she returns to the city, she has sweet memories of her third grandfather.

“…strikes an effective balance between gentle rhythm and sheer silliness.” —Publishers Weekly

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“Written from a child’s point of view, the narrative is believably tender and explores the special bond between the two.” —School Library Journal

The Night You Were Born Wendy McCormick / Illustrated by Sophy Williams HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-225-5 / 1-56145-225-4 Territory: US • Rights: Orchard Books, UK

A warm, reassuring picture book that captures all the joy of the arrival of a new baby and sensitively addresses an older sibling’s feelings. AR • F&P GRL L; Gr 2–3 Ages 3–7

“Altogether comforting, this picture book is a strong choice for sharing with any child whose family is expecting a new addition.” —Publishers Weekly

Did you see PENGUIN’S HIDDEN TALENT? Go back to page 16!

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Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries Danger: Dynamite! (Book #1) HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-288-0 / 1-56145-288-2 Why did somebody hide a case of dynamite right near the schoolhouse? That’s what Billy and Finn want to know. “This is a terrific start to a new mystery series for elementary students.” —Library Media Connection

Daredevils (Book #2) HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-307-8 / 1-56145-307-2 Billy, Finn, and Dannie investigate the smuggling of bootleg liquor, gun-toting gangsters and botched police raids. “The short text and exciting plot will attract young adventure fans, especially reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

Ghost Train (Book #3) HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-324-5 / 1-56145-324-2

Anne Capeci / Illustrated by Paul Casale

When Billy finds a mysterious burlap sack containing a threatening note, he, Finn, and Dannie have a new case to solve. AR • F&P

“An exciting and fast-paced story that will hold readers’ attention.” —School Library Journal

GRL Q; Gr 4 Ages 7–10 Historical fiction / Mystery

Missing! (Book #4)HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-334-4 / 1-56145-334-X

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There is a thief in the camp and Billy, Dannie, and Finn must find out who it is.

Lillian’s Fish

Saving the Griffin

James Menk / Illustrated by Louisa Bauer

Kristin Wolden Nitz

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-158-6 / 1-56145-158-4

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-380-1 / 1-56145-380-3

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Territory: World • All rights available

Korea

Three American siblings on holiday in a small Italian town encounter an extraordinary creature in their garden and find adventure, mystery, and a whole new world of trouble.

When Lillian’s fish goes missing, the other family pets embark on an exciting adventure to rescue him. AR • F&P GRL P; Gr 3–4

“This sweet story is a must for any child…” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

“…this child-centered fantasy is nicely grounded in reality and enhanced by its well-drawn Italian settings.” —Booklist

GRL S; Gr 4–5

Ages 6–10

Ages 8–12

The Roo Quartet

The Last Polar Bears HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-379-5 / 1-56145-379-X Grandfather is off to the North Pole to find the Last Polar Bears. Accompanying him is Roo, a remarkable little dog with strong views, a short attention span, and a golf cart full of equipment. “…a practical introduction to independent reading. The theme of global warming is subtle but clear and could inspire rich classroom conversations or lessons…Quirky with a message.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Last Cowboys HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-451-8 / 1-56145-451-6 Grandfather and Roo set off on an exciting expedition to the Wild, Wild West in search of Roo’s grandfather, who is rumored to be living among cowboys following a successful movie career. “Imaginative and fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Last Gold Diggers HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-435-8 / 1-56145-435-4 Harry Horse AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL P; Gr 3–4 Ages 6–10 Territory: US Rights: Penguin, UK

Grandfather and Roo travel to Australia, on an expedition to find long-lost Uncle Vincent, who ran away to seek his fortune years ago. “Silly fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

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The Last Castaways HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-439-6 / 1-56145-439-7 A routine holiday for Grandfather and Roo turns into an adventure when the two are lost at sea. “Packed with silly hijinks and fantastical creatures, this last of the LASTS, with its endearing duo of grandfather and Roo, delivers fun for readers new to chapter books.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

The Amazing Mr. Franklin

Ruth Ashby / Illustrated by Suzanne Duranceau

Ruth Ashby / Illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

Or the Boy Who Read Everything

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-478-5 / 1-56145-478-8

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-306-1 / 1-56145-306-4

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Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

“Ashby makes good use of Darwin’s own writing, sprinkling quotes throughout the text, which allow his adventures and opinions to come to life.” —School Library Journal

“…an attractive and highly readable account of Franklin’s life.” —Booklist

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Ages 7–10

Nonfiction / History / Biography

Nonfiction / History / Biography

Rocket Man

It Can’t Be Done, Nellie Bly!

The Mercury Adventure of John Glenn

A Reporter’s Race Around the World

Ruth Ashby / Illustrated by Robert Hunt

Nancy Butcher / Illustrated by Jen Singh

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-323-8 / 1-56145-323-4

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-289-7 / 1-56145-289-0

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

"…highly readable…Ashby also skillfully includes historical events in the narrative.” —School Library Journal AR • RC • Lexile GRL T; Gr 4–5 Ages 7–10

The true story of a woman’s famous 1889 journey that took her all the way around the globe in record time. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

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Nonfiction / History / Biography

GRL P; Gr 3–4 Ages 7–10 Nonfiction / History / Biography

Anna’s Blizzard

GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 7–10 / Historical fiction Teaching Themes: survival, 1800s, the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard

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Emma’s River

Alison Hart / Illustrated by Paul Bachem

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

“Fun, factual, and well written.” —School Library Journal

Alison Hart / Illustrated by Paul Bachem

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-349-8 / 1-56145-349-8

HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-524-9 / 1-56145-524-5

Territory: World • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

When a fierce blizzard suddenly kicks up, Anna and her classmates must escape from their school before it is too late.

When the steamship on which Emma is traveling explodes in a fiery blaze, Louisa, Mama, Patrick, wealthy cabin passengers, poor immigrants, and one plucky pony must find a way to survive the disaster.

“Anna is a strong, appealing heroine, and the story is suspenseful… Fans of the AMERICAN GIRLS series or Laura Ingalls Wilder’s LITTLE HOUSE books will also enjoy ANNA’S BLIZZARD.” —School Library Journal

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Gail Langer Karwoski SeaMan The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis & Clark

Quake!

Gail Langer Karwoski / Illustrated by James Watling

Gail Langer Karwoski / Illustrated by Robert Papp

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-276-7 / 1-56145-276-9

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-310-8 / 1-56145-310-2

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-190-6 / 1-56145-190-8

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-369-6 / 1-56145-369-2

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The story of SeaMan, a 150-pound Newfoundland dog who played a key role in the Corps of Discovery.

“QUAKE! combines disaster and family longing with a sturdily constructed and affecting look at the past.” —School Library Journal

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Disaster in San Francisco,1906

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“This soundly researched, smoothly written story will bring the entire expedition alive for readers 8 to 12…” —Parade

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The Tree That Owns Itself

Surviving Jamestown

And Other Adventure Tales from Out of Georgia’s Past

The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

Loretta Johnson Hammer and Gail Langer Karwoski Illustrated by James Watling

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-239-2 / 1-56145-239-4

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-120-3 / 1-56145-120-7

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Gail Langer Karwoski / Illustrated by Paul Casale PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-245-3 / 1-56145-245-9

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A collection of stories about Georgia’s history, ranging from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

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Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

“Energetic pacing and keen plot development pull readers in.” —School Library Journal

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“The story flows well and is a good fictional introduction to Jamestown.”— School Library Journal

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Stumptown Kid

The Coastwatcher

Carol Gorman and Ron J. Findley

Elise Weston

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-337-5 / 1-56145-337-4

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-350-4 / 1-56145-350-1

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-412-9 / 1-56145-412-5

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-484-6 / 1-56145-484-2

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Charlie wants two things he can’t have: to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have life return to the way it was before his father died two years ago in the Korean War.

Day after day Hugh looks for signs of German spies. It seems like a harmless way to spend time…at least at first. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5

GRL W; Gr 5–6 Ages 8–12 / Sports

A story of survival set against the backdrop of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

“Readers will enjoy this winning mix of sports, suspense, and heroism, and delight in the baseball wit and wisdom.”—School Library Journal

Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

“…a tautly woven story that blends an intriguing mystery with historical significance. ” —Booklist

Teaching Themes: WW II, prisoners of war, spies, persistence, polio

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A young Kentucky slave dares to pursue his dream of becoming a jockey. “At the core of this stirring historical novel is the question of what freedom means…” —Booklist

Gabriel’s Triumph HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-410-5 / 1-56145-410-9; PB $4.99 / 978-1-56145-547-8 / 1-56145-547-4 AR • RC • Lexile • F&P; GRL V; Gr 5–6

Former slave Gabriel faces challenges and setbacks as he pursues his dream of becoming a famous jockey. “Thrilling horse racing once again frames a stirring Civil War story…” —Booklist

Ages 8–12 HIstorical Fiction

Gabriel’s Journey

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HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-442-6 / 1-56145-442-7; PB: $4.99 / 978-1-56145-530-0 / 1-56145-530-X

Teaching Themes: Civil War history, rebels in

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Kentucky, African American history, horses

No longer a slave, Gabriel leaves behind a successful horse racing career to work as a groom at Camp Nelson, home of the Fifth US Colored Calvary of the Union Army.

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Shrink-wrapped Racing to Freedom paperback collection: $14.97 / 978-1-56145-569-0 / 1-56145-569-5

The Bushwhacker

The Everlasting Now

A Civil War Adventure

Sara Harrell Banks

Jennifer Johnson Garrity / Illustrated by Paul Bachem

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-525-6 / 1-56145-525-3

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-201-9 / 1-56145-201-7

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Fleeing from Confederate sympathizers, Jacob and Eliza are befriended by a kind young woman—but then a stranger enters the picture and changes all of their lives.

GRL V; Gr 5–6 Ages 8–12 / Historical Fiction Teaching Themes: forgiveness, empathy, Civil War

In 1937, the Depression is in full force, Joe Louis is the new heavyweight champion of the world, and Champion Luckey has just arrived in Snow Hill, Alabama. Brother Sayre’s life will never be the same. AR • RC • Lexile GRL U; Gr 5

“This gripping, fast-paced story is a masterful recreation of a time of divided loyalties and conflict…” —School Library Journal

Ages 8–12

“…consistent and believable throughout the narrative…” —Booklist

Teaching Themes: Depression era, race relations

We’ve Got a Job

Chasing the Nightbird

The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

Krista Russell

Cynthia Levinson

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-597-3 / 1-56145-597-0

HC: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-627-7 / 1-56145-627-6

Territory: world • All rights available

Territory: World • All rights available

In this action-packed historical adventure, a brave young man must rely on his wits and his friends to navigate dangers and escape an unwelcome fate.

The inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history as witnessed by four young people who were at the center of the action. AR • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th and up / Nonfiction Ages 10 & up Teaching Themes: civil rights, segregation, non-violence

“[A] riveting, significant work of nonfiction.”—New York Times

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“Solid work, featuring a strong-minded protagonist bent on doing the best he can with what he’s been given.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Good Fortune

The Wreck of the Ethie

My Journey to Gold Mountain

Hilary Hyland / Illustrated by Paul Bachem

Li Keng Wong

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-198-2 / 1-56145-198-3

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-367-2 / 1-59145-367-6

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In 1919, a dog saves the passengers of the S.S Ethie, cast onto the rocks of the coast of Newfoundland.

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Wong shares her family’s difficult but ultimately triumphant journey from their small village in China to a new life in Oakland’s Chinatown.

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GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Memoir

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“The fast-paced action, easy reading level, and blackand-white drawings will appeal to reluctant readers.” ―School Library Journal

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The Devil’s Highway

Natchez Under-the-Hill

Stan Applegate / Illustrated by James Watling

Stan Applegate / Illustrated by James Watling

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-184-5 / 1-56145-184-3

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-191-3 / 1-56145-191-6

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Fourteen-year-old Zeb and eleven-year-old Hannah team up to make their way safely down the Natchez Trace.

Zeb and Hannah desperately try to reunite with their families, but end up head-to-head with sinister villains who stand in their way.

“This story moves quickly and should be a good read for reluctant readers.” —Kliatt

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Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

Ages 8–12 / Historical fiction

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Bravo Zulu, Samantha!

Featherbys

Kathleen Benner Duble

Mary Steele

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-401-3 / 1-56145-401-X

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-135-7 / 1-56145-135-5

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An independent-minded girl and her crotchety retired grandfather find common ground when they work together to build an airplane. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12

“…a warm account of a turbulent but strong relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter…” —Kirkus Reviews

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Jess and Sophie decide to investigate the old house called Featherbys. Once they meet the elderly residents, they become fascinated by the old house’s history and determined to return it to its past glory.

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“The conversations and actions…will keep the pages turning throughout this rewarding novel.” —Booklist

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Astra HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-541-6 / 1-56145-541-5 / Ages 8–12

Horses are Lily’s life—just like they’d been her mother’s. But will her overprotective father stop her from fulfilling her—and her mother’s—dreams?“ Horse-focused girls will enjoy the realistic details about the rigors of care, training, and competing…” —Booklist

Moon Shadow HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-382-5 / 1-56145-382-X / PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-546-1 / 1-56145-546-6 / Ages 8–12

A young girl’s love for a beautiful Mustang mare fuels her fierce determination to save the life—against all odds—of the wild horse’s orphaned filly. “Readers will quickly come to care about the life-or-death issue at the heart of the story… horse lovers will find plenty to enjoy.” —Booklist v Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Star Gazer HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-596-6 / 1-56145-596-2 / Ages 8–12

A spirited young girl’s determination and affection turns a fading horse into a rising competitor. * ASTRA: World • All rights available AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL R; Gr 4 * MOON SHADOW: Territory: World • All rights available AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL W; Gr 5–6 * STAR GAZER: Territory: world • All rights available / AR • RC * STORM CHASER: Territory: World • All rights available AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL U; Gr 5 *WILLOW KING: Territory: World • All rights available, except Czech Republic, Germany / AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL R; Gr 4 * inlcuded in shrink-wrapped hardcover horse novels collection: $60.80 / 978-1-56145-663-5 / 1-56145-663-2 Collection Teaching Themes: hard work, horse care and training, patience, sacrifice

“…should please most horse-crazy middle-school girls, all of whom dream of the day when they attend a horse auction with money in their hands…” —Kirkus Reviews v Parents’ Choice Approved Award

Storm Chaser HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-496-9 / 1-56145-496-6 / Ages 8–12

Jessica hopes to become a great horse trainer someday like her father and her brother, so she can’t help working with the wild Storm Chaser behind her father’s back. “The writing flows naturally with succinct descriptions and a light, yet exciting mood that is created from the beginning.” —School Library Journal

Willow King PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-549-2 / 1-56145-549-0 / Ages 8–12

With so much at stake, can King and Katie win the race and earn a spot in the prestigious Kentucky Derby? “Horse-crazy readers will find themselves immersed in the racing world, and will root for Willow King and for Katie all the way.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Pretty Like Us

I Almost Love You Eddie Clegg

Carol Lynch Williams

Audra Supplee

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-444-0 / 1-56145-444-3

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-308-5 / 1-56145-308-0

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A shy young girl from a close-knit, unconventional family of strong-minded women learns valuable lessons in life and love through an unique friendship.

Asa is telling so many "little white lies" that she has trouble remembering exactly what, in fact, is true. She finally decides to stand on her own two feet—and makes some very tough decisions.

“…a lovely story that will reach many middle-school girls.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Women Athletes Who Made a Difference

Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers

Ken Rappoport

The Inside Scoop from 19 Baseball Greats

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-338-2 / 1-56145-338-2

Steven Krasner / Illustrated by Keith Neely

PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-534-8 / 1-56145-534-2

PB: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-339-9 / 1-56145-339-0

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Profiles of pioneering women who made a lasting impact not only on their sport but also on society by overcoming many obstacles.

In this inside look at the fundamentals, some of the greatest ball players to ever play in the major leagues explain their strategies.

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“…accessible, pared-down language that will easily draw readers into the action…” —Booklist

Ages 10–14 / Nonfiction / Sports

Profiles in Sports Courage

“Both fans and players will find much to enjoy in this well-crafted collection.” —School Library Journal

Play Ball Like the Pros Tips for

Ken Rappoport

Kids from 20 Big League Stars, 2nd edition

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-368-9 / 1-56145-368-4

Steven Krasner

Territory: World • All rights available

PB: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-535-5 / 1-56145-535-0 Territory: World • All rights available

Dramatic profiles of a dozen of the twentieth century’s greatest and most courageous athletes show how they overcame serious challenges to make a lasting impact not only on their sport but also on society. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 8–12 / Nonfiction / Sports

“Anyone interested in sports will enjoy reading about the challenges and accomplishments of these individuals.” —School Library Journal

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Professional players explain the mechanics of how they successfully field, pitch, catch, hit, and more. RC • Lexile • F&P GRL R; Gr 4 Ages 8–12 / Nonfiction / Sports

“…just the sort of finely tuned analysis of baseball that many young players are looking for… a good reference for young people working to improve their skills.” —Booklist

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Sliding into Home

Defending Irene

Dori Hillestad Butler

Kristin Wolden Nitz

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-341-2 / 1-56145-341-2

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-309-2 / 1-56145-309-9

Territory: World • All rights available, except

Territory: World • All rights available

Korea

Back in Missouri, Irene was one of the top players on the soccer team. But when her family moves to Italy, she must play on the boys’ team.

Joelle starts a girls’ baseball team when her school won’t let her join the boys’ team. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 4–5

"Breezy and fast-paced, with a feminist slant.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • F&P GRL U; Gr 5

Ages 8–12 / Sports

Ages 8–12 / Sports

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gender roles, bullies,

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teamwork, soccer,

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“Soccer fans, especially girls, will appreciate the welldrawn action sequences and Irene’s feisty spirit.” —The Horn Book Guide

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The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher

Uncharted Waters

Bill Harley

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-365-8 / 1-56145-365-X

Leslie Bulion

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145381-8 / 1-56145-381-1

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-485-3 / 1-56145-485-0

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-494-5 / 1-56145-494-X

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Territory: World • All rights available, except Japan

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“…[a] pleasant blend of melodrama and fantasy…” —School Library Journal

Jonah has secrets—lots of them—and they weigh heavily on his mind. How can he explain that he is afraid of what lurks in the dark salt water? AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL T; Gr 4–5

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Bank Street Best Books of the Year; VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

Ages 8–12 Teaching Themes:

mythology, inventions/inventors,

marine life, boating,

bullies, bicycles, fantasy

honesty

“Realistic details about marine biology research and boat motor mechanics are engaging, and reluctant readers, especially boys, will identify with Jonah.” —School Library Journal

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Night of the Spadefoot Toads

The Trouble with Rules

Bill Harley

Leslie Bulion

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-459-4 / 1-56145-459-1

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-440-2 / 1-56145-440-0

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-638-3 / 1-56145-638-1

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-576-8 / 1-56145-576-8

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Territory: World • All rights available

When his family moves to Massachusetts, Ben finds a kindred spirit in his eccentric science teacher.

Sometimes, breaking the rules is the best thing you can do, especially when the rules don’t allow you to be yourself.

“…Harley’s appealing story shows readers that adults and children can connect in meaningful friendships, and reminds them that conservation can begin in their own backyards.” —Kirkus Reviews

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL S; Gr 4–5 Ages 8–12

endangered species,

“Readers will empathize with Nadie’s thoughtprovoking predicaments and her personal responses as she struggles through the transition from lower to upper elementary school.” —Kirkus Reviews

bullies, siblings, moving, snakes, toads

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At the Sea Floor Café

A Novel in Verse

Odd Ocean Critter Poems

Juanita Havill / Illustrated by Stanislawa Kodman

Leslie Bulion / Illustrated by Leslie Evans

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-441-9 / 1-56145-441-9

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-565-2 / 1-56145-565-2

PB $7.95 / 978-1-56145-575-1 / 1-56145-575-X

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Dunham Literary, text; Peachtree, artwork

A shy girl blossoms as she helps to create a community garden in this empowering and inspiring verse novel.

Witty poems and elegant artwork let us know what’s on the menu for some unusual undersea creatures. AR • Lexile • F&P

AR • RC • F&P GRL S; Gr 4–5 Ages 8–12 / Poetry Teaching Themes: community, cooperation, gardening, friendship

Peachtree Publishers

“…there’s more than just a message here; there’s a real story…With quiet scribbly drawings of the tendrils of snap beans, wild dancing feet, and lacy leaves, the pages depict the power of working as a community.” —Booklist

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“Dexterous formal verse about sea creatures pairs with pleasingly abstract block prints in this informative, fun collection.” —Publishers Weekly

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Anna Casey’s Place in the World ✎ Teacher’s guide HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-249-1 / 1-56145-249-1 • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-295-8 / 1-56145-295-5

The story of a young girl’s trials and triumphs as she tries to find a home, a sense of belonging, and her place in the world. “Anna has inner pluck and outer charm: she’s been through a lot, but knows what needs to be done. Evocative descriptions bubble up from a deep reality.... And places are found, if not the ones both kids thought they wanted.” —Booklist

The Big Nothing ✎ Teacher’s guide HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-326-9 / 1-56145-326-9 • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-388-7 / 1-56145-388-9

This sensitive and often humorous book tells the story of an adolescent boy who begins to find himself after the people he has always depended on let him down. “…a thoroughly engaging story of teen angst, multicultural and political divisions, and a natural desire of neighbors to come to one another’s aid… Serious and humorous by turns, this seemingly simple story is actually quite complex but not weighty and will be enthusiastically embraced.” —School Library Journal

Crossing Jordan ✎ Teacher’s guide HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-215-6 / 1-56145-215-7 • PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-281-1 / 1-56145-281-5

All Neighborhood Novels AR • RC • Lexile • F&P Ages 8–12 Anna Casey’s Place in the World: GRL U; Gr 5 Territory: world / All rights available, except France The Big Nothing: GRL Y; Gr 6th and up Territory: world / All rights available, except Italy Crossing Jordan: GRL X; Gr 6th and up Territory: world / All rights available, except France, Italy, Japan, Korea and audio rights in the U.S. and Canada My Brother’s Hero: GRL W; Gr 5–6 Territory: world / All rights available, except France The Sorta Sisters: GRL U; Gr 5 Territory: world / All rights available

This moving coming-of-age story follows a young white girl who overcomes family prejudice and cultural differences when she befriends a black girl in a small working-class town. “In this sensitive portrait of black-white relations in a changing neighborhood, Fogelin offers a tactful, evenhanded look at prejudice.” —USA Today

My Brother’s Hero ✎ Teacher’s guide HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-274-3 / 1-56145-424-9 • PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-352-8 / 1-56145-352-8

This poignant coming-of-age story is set against the verdant landscape and sultry atmosphere of the Florida Keys. “This story has plenty of action, but it’s the emotional drama, revealed in funny, realistic dialogue and spot-on descriptions, that distinguish the novel. —School Library Journal

The Sorta Sisters HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-424-2 / 1-56145-424-2 • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-592-8 / 1-56145-592-X

Adrian Fogelin’s latest neighborhood novel follows an unlikely but enduring friendship that is forged between two adolescent girls. “This…book in Fogelin’s ‘neighborhood’ series can stand alone, and the ending makes it clear that this enjoyable saga will continue.” —School Library Journal

Summer on the Moon

Sister Spider Knows All

Adrian Fogelin

Adrian Fogelin

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-626-0 / 1-56145-626-8

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-290-3 / 1-56145-290-4

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A move from the inner city to an unfinished suburban development turns Socko’s world inside out in this timely story of loyalty, family, community, and economic hardship.

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Roxanne uncovers her past and discovers the possibilities for her future. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

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Lost Goat Lane HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-325-2 / 1-56145-325-0

When Kate meets a middle-class African-American family, she becomes aware of the undercurrent of discrimination and prejudice that runs through her community, and the complex roles of race and class in her own relationships. “A tender, satisfying offering.”—School Library Journal

The Goatnappers HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-400-6 / 1-56145-400-1

Justin struggles with conflicting choices and important decisions about family, loyalty, and responsibility as he decides what his path in life will be. O2007 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

Rosa Jordan Ages 8–12 LOST GOAT LANE: Territory: World • All rights except Canada, Korea AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL W; Gr 5–6 THE GOATNAPPERS: Territory: World • All rights except Canada AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL S; Gr 4–5 THE LAST WILD PLACE: Territory: World • All rights except Canada AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Y; Gr 6th and up

The Last Wild Place HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-458-7 / 1-56145-458-3

Chip discovers something unbelievable in the marshy woods: a family of Florida panthers that have been driven out of their home and dangerously close to human settlement. “...an empowering story of friendship and kids who step up to make a difference.” —School Library Journal

Truth and Salsa

Gaff

Linda Lowery

Shan Correa

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-366-5 / 1-56145-366-8

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-526-3 / 1-56145-526-1

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Territory: World • All rights available

Paul has been sheltered from the harsh realities of the ties between his family's business and the underworld of cockfighting until a friend reminds him of the terrible fate that awaits the roosters.

A spirited young girl must travel far from home to finally find herself. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 5–6 Ages 8–12

“The writing is engaging, and Lowery has created a strong sense of place…” —School Library Journal

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Bank Street Best Books of the Year

“Reminiscent of Graham Salisbury’s fiction, Correa’s debut is strongly colored by its distinctive regional setting and culture… Paul’s narrative voice is spot-on…” —Booklist

Dog Sense

Hide and Seek

Sneed B. Collard III

Katy Grant

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-351-1 / 1-56145-351-X

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-542-3 / 1-56145-542-3

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-460-0 / 1-56145-460-5

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Territory: World • All rights available

When a teenage boy on a high-tech treasure hunt inadvertently stumbles into the middle of a crime, he finds himself in a dangerous situation that could turn deadly.

Guy hatches a plan to train his border collie to compete against the school bully and his dog at the town’s Frisbeecatching competition. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

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Ages 8–12

“…believable characters…enough action to keep reluctant readers interested.” —School Library Journal

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“Mystery and adventure propel this readable survival story that will hit the spot with Gary Paulsen’s fans and may also entice reluctant readers.” — School Library Journal

bullies, dogs, sports, uprooting

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Misfits, Inc. series Misfits, Inc. No. 1: The Vanishing Chip PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-176-0 / 1-56145-176-2

The Misfits band together to clear Mattie’s grandfather, who has been accused of stealing a million-dollar computer chip. “…smartly written, the characters are believable, and the action is heart-pounding.” —Chicago Tribune

Misfits, Inc. No. 2: Of Heroes And Villains PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-178-4 / 1-56145-178-9

The Misfits are summoned to a comic book convention, where a villain commits a daring crime. “With a great ensemble cast, appealing villains and heroes, and lots of action and surprises, this is an excellent transitional bridge for reluctant readers from comics to novels.” —Booklist

Misfits, Inc. No. 3: Growler’s Horn PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-206-4 / 1-56145-206-8

What does the note found in Jake’s clarinet mean about the disappearance of a jazz musician and three million dollars? “This third installment of their adventures will please fans of the series and newcomers alike, with lots of action, sympathetic heroes and intriguing villains. A fun mystery.” —Kliatt

Misfits, Inc. No. 4: The Kingfisher’s Tale PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-226-2 / 1-56145-226-2

When the Misfits explore the national forest near Byte’s family cabin, they find themselves in the middle of a terrifying ecological mystery and a looming political scandal. “This suspenseful ecological story will appeal to young mystery fans. Readers who don’t yet know the Misfits will enjoy meeting them…[Delaney] keeps the plot moving right along.” —Kliatt

Mark Delaney AR • Lexile • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up

Misfits, Inc. No. 5: The Protester’s Song

Ages 10–14 / Mystery

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-244-6 / 1-56145-244-0 No, 1, No. 3, and No. 6

The Misfits investigate a thirty-year-old mystery. “This skillfully woven mystery will have readers looking for further adventures of ‘The Misfits, Inc.’” —School Library Journal

Territory: World • All rights available, except Arabic No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5

Misfits, Inc. No. 6: Hit and Run

Territory: World • All rights available

PB: $5.95 / 978-1-56145-275-0 / 1-56145-275-0

✎ Teacher’s guides available for No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, and No. 6 Shrink-wrapped Misfits, Inc. Series: $38.70 / 978-1-56145-661-1 / 1-56145-661-6

What at first seems like a routine investigation quickly turns dangerous as the Misfits find themselves caught in a complicated plot involving a gang-controlled car-theft ring.

Dori Hillestad Butler Do You Know the Monkey Man?

Martin Chatterton

The Brain Finds a Leg HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-503-4 / 1-56145-503-2

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-340-5 / 1-56145-340-4

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL V; Gr 5 –6 / Ages 10–14

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With a missing human leg and a crocodile who likes to play fetch as clues, Sheldon and the Brain turn detective and uncover a web of evil. “Readers shouldn’t expect anything remotely realistic and instead surrender themselves to the industrial-strength zaniness.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Butler has a simplicity of narrative voice that makes the story easy to read while reflecting the often-complex emotions...” —School Library Journal

The Brain Full of Holes

Yes, I Know the Monkey Man

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-527-0 / 1-56145-527-X

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-479-2 / 1-56145-479-6

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Z; Gr 7th & up / Ages 10–14

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P / GRL Y; Gr 6th & up / Ages 10–14

Sheldon and The Brain encounter parallel universes, flying cows, carnivorous cuckoo clocks, and shrinking scientists in this fast-paced adventure that features the silly side of physics.

Territory: World • All rights available, except Korea

T.J. always believed that her twin sister and her mother were dead— because that’s what her father had told her. But Mom and Sam are very much alive.

“...those who like laughs along with a sci-fi influenced mystery will like this.” —Booklist

“...highly readable...” —School Library Journal

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Samantha's quest to answer her questions about her past sets in motion a chain of events that hange her life forever.

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Suspect

Death Mountain

Kristin Wolden Nitz

Sherry Shahan

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-543-0 / 1-56145-543-1

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Territory: World • All rights available

Seventeen-year-old Jen is drawn into her grandmother’s plans to solve a real mystery from the past involving the disappearance of a beautiful and accomplished young woman—Jen’s own mother.

An afternoon hike in the Sierra Mountains turns into a struggle for survival when two teenage girls become hopelessly lost in an electrical storm and must rely on their own wits and strength to endure.

RC • Lexile • F&P GRL W; Gr 5–6 Ages 12–16

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“…a darned good little mystery. Intriguing, suspenseful fun.” — Kirkus Reviews

GRL U; Gr 5 Ages 10–14

“A great addition to the adventure-survival genre.” — School Library Journal

Teaching Themes: communication, survival, endurance

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2011-2012 America’s Battle of the Books

This Girl Is Different

Pepperland

J. J. Johnson

Mark Delaney

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-578-2 / 1-56145-578-4

HC: $14.95 / 978-156145-317-7 / 1-56145-317-X

Territory: World • All rights available, except

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Homeschooled by her counterculture mother, Evie decides to spend her senior year in public school and experiences the complexities of authority and responsibility. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Z+; Gr 9th & up Ages 12–16

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“Readers will never look at high school—or life—the same.” —Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Themes: free speech, responsibility, constitutional rights, injustice, bullies

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Star’s mother has died. When she finds a letter addressed to John Lennon and a vintage guitar, she finds a way out of her grief.

GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 12–16

✎ Teacher’s guide

“Delaney’s book will resonate with readers long after they put it down…Star’s pain and healing sends a strong message, and Delaney is the perfect conduit.” —VOYA

Giving Up the Ghost

Where in the World

Sheri Sinykin

Simon French

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-423-5 / 1-56145-423-0

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-443-3 / 1-56145-443-5

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-572-0 / 1-56145-572-5

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An intriguing supernatural mystery lies at the heart of this mesmerizing tale of a young girl who comes to terms with her fear of death.

How is Ari to find his footing in a new country, accept his new stepfather, and leave behind his beloved grandfather? AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL X; Gr 6th and up

“Equal parts psychological realism and supernatural thriller, this story about living in the present and conquering fear has teen appeal in spades…” —Kirkus Reviews

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“…[a] thoughtful piece about music, family, and memories.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Adrian Fogelin

My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-383-2 / 1-56145-383-8

Susan Heyboer O’Keefe

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-501-0 / 1-56145-501-6

HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-264-4 / 1-56145-264-5

The Real Question

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Fish tries to escape his responsibilities, and gains a new understanding of his commitments to others.

Allie’s strange new hobby—attending the funerals of strangers—takes an ominous turn when she becomes preoccupied with the death of an adolescent boy.

“Readers will empathize with the engaging young man who, without a guidebook, sorts through life’s real questions.”—Kirkus Reviews

achievement versus life experience

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16

✎ Teacher’s guide

“…a strong first offering for young adults.” —School Library Journal

The Glow Stone

Charlie’s Story

Ellen Dreyer

Maeve Friel

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-370-2 / 1-56145-370-6

PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-315-3 / 1-56145-315-3

Territory: World • All rights available

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The death of her uncle triggers a chain of events that threaten to overwhelm Phoebe and her family.

AR • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 12–16 Teaching Themes: geology, Jewish

“Introspective teens should appreciate Phoebe’s hardwon journey to self-acceptance.” —School Library Journal

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In this riveting tale about bullying, Charlie learns that her individuality is also her strength, and that she holds the power to change her destiny. AR • F&P GRL W; Gr 5–6 Ages 12–16

Bank Street Best Books of the Year

Teaching Themes: bullying

traditions, death and suicide

✎ Teacher’s guide

“…a masterful portrait of children’s torment of other children and the bleak emotional landscape of a desperate young teen…an extraordinary tale about the power that bullies wield, a bit reminiscent of Cormier’s CHOCOLATE WAR.” —Booklist

The Passage

Eleanor’s Story

James Killgore

An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-384-9 / 1-56145-384-6

Eleanor Ramrath Garner

Territory: World • All rights available

PB: $9.95 / 978-1-56145-296-5 / 1-56145-296-3 Territory: World • All rights available, except China

Against his family’s wishes, a sixteen year old joins the Confederate Navy and learns that honor can be a smokescreen for arrogance and pride. AR • F&P GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Ages 12–16 / History Teaching Themes: courage and cowardice,

“Killgore’s first novel for young adults is well-told and firmly in the tradition of a war story in which the protagonist joins a cause and returns broken and embittered, wondering how anyone believed in the glories of battle and patriotic rhetoric.” —Kirkus Reviews

motivation behind war, family bonds

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The dramatic autobiography of a young American girl trapped in Berlin during World War II. AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16 / Nonfiction / Memoir

H “…a must-have memoir about an aspect of wartime survival not often written about in children’s literature.” —Booklist

Teaching Themes: Europe during WWII, coming of age, memoir

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S. L. Rottman Head Above Water ✎ Teacher’s guide HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-185-2 / 1-56145-185-1 • PB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-238-5 / 1-56145-238-6

Skye struggles to balance many challenges, including caring for her brother with Down syndrome and dealing with her boyfriend’s aggressive advances. “…compelling and believable.” —Booklist v YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

Hero ✎ Teacher’s guide HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-159-3 / 1-56145-159-2 • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-427-3 / 1-56145-427-3

Befriended by a WWII veteran, Sean begins his transformation from a lost teen to a confident, hopeful young adult.

S. L. ROTTMAN

ROUGH Waters

"A heart-wrenching tale. Buy it." —VOYA v YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

Out of the Blue HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-499-0 / 1-56145-499-0

Military brat Stu struggles to adjust to life on a new base. Gradually, he becomes aware that something is going on at the neighbor’s house. Should he stay out of it or get involved? AR • RC • Lexile • F&P

“The story offers both a realistic interpretation of teenage life on an Air Force base and the teen’s feeling of powerlessness upon witnessing child abuse–both physical and verbal–in action.” —School Library Journal

Ages 12–16

Rough Waters ✎ Teacher’s guide * HEAD ABOVE WATER: GRL Z+; Gr 9th & up Territory: World • All rights available * HERO: GRL X; Gr 6th & up Territory: World • All rights available, except France * OUT OF THE BLUE: GRL Z+; Gr 9th & up Territory: World • All rights available * ROUGH WATERS: GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Territory: World • All rights available * SHADOW OF A DOUBT: GRL Z; Gr 7th & up Territory: World • All rights available

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-172-2 / 1-56145-172-X • PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-413-6 / 1-56145-413-3

A crisis on the river may save Scott and Gregg from losing the only family they have left. “…a great read.” —School Library Journal v YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

S hadow of a Doubt PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-354-2 / 1-56145-354-4

When his brother ran away from home, Shadow stopped depending on other people. But now Daniel is back and he stands accused of murder. “A thought-provoking novel that highlights the difficulties and rewards of second chances and new beginnings.” —Booklist

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Flash Point

Double Eagle

Sneed B. Collard III

Sneed B. Collard III

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-385-6 / 1-56145-385-4

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PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-577-5 / 1-56145-577-6

PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-599-7 / 1-56145-599-7

Territory: World • All rights available

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Territory: World • All rights available

As wildfires threaten his home, his stepfather’s livelihood, and the raptors he has come to love, Luther struggles to resolve the conflicts within himself and in his community.

GRL Y; Gr 6th & up Ages 12–16 Teaching Themes: community conflict, ecology, birds of prey,

“Environmentally minded teens will appreciate this look at current issues within a coming-of-age story.” ——School Library Journal

Double Eagle Sneed B Collard III

Mike and Kyle must outrun a hurricane and thieves who will do anything to get their hands on a fortune in Confederate gold!

AR • RC • Lexile • F&P GRL X; Gr 6th & up Ages 10–14

“…Mike’s first-person narration moves along quickly, the action spiraling to a climactic confrontation just before a devastating hurricane…” —Kirkus Reviews

forest fires, step-parents

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Many of our titles have been leveled or are part of programs such as Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts. Visit our website to find specific information for each title: www.peachtree-online.com/index.php/resources/guided-readinglevels.html. In this catalog, abbreviations found with each title indicate the following: AR: Accelerated Reader RC: Reading Counts Lexile: Lexile leveling F&P: Fountas & Pinnell leveling Categories Audio – 8, 35, 37, 40, 41 Biography – 42, 49 Board books – 18–19, 21, 23, 25 Christmas – 37, 42, IBC Early reader fiction – 4–8, 47–56 Early reader nonfiction – 38, 40, 41, 47 History – 2-3, 42, 43, 47–51, 54, 59 Memoir – 54, 59 Middle reader fiction – 4–5, 7, 39, 48–57 Middle reader nonfiction – 2–3, 49, 50, Mystery – 49, 57 Nature – 14–18, 25–31, 54 Picture books – 9–17, 20–46 Plush – 21, 40 Poetry – 17, 45, 54, 55 Spanish language – 41 Sports – 6–7 , 52 Young adult fiction – 2–3 , 57–60 Young adult nonfiction – 59

Authors and Illustrators Adams, Diane – 15, 22 Akin, Sara Laux – 24 Alcorn, Stephen – 42 Amoss, John – 46 Antoine, Heloise – 20 Applegate, Stan – 51 Argent, Kerry – 22 Ashby, Ruth – 48 Ashford, Ann – 45 Austin, Michael – 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41 Ayliffe, Alex – 20 Ayto, Russell – 33, 37 Bachem, Paul – 48, 50, 51 Banks, Sara Harrell – 50 Bartlett, Alison – 21 Batten, Mary – 27, 29 Bauer, Louisa – 47 Beardshaw, Rosalind – 22 Bedford, David – 24 Bergum, Constance R. – 28, 35, 44, 46 Bernatene, Poly – 17 Blake, Quentin – 37, 38 Blumenthal, Deborah – 45 Blyth, Eileen – 37 Bolam, Emily – 24 Bond, Higgins – 28, 29 Bonsignore, Joan – 29 Bootman, Colin – 43 Bottner, Barbara – 32 Bouchard, David – 44 Bowen, Fred – 6-7 Braun, Sebastien – 20 Brooks, S. G. –39

Brown, Ken – 23 Buchanan, Jane – 30 Bulion, Leslie – 5, 54 Burgess, Mark – 37 Butcher, Nancy – 48 Butler, Dori Hillestad – 53, 57 Butler, John – 18, 23, 25, 29 Bynum, Janie – 20 Capeci, Anne – 47 Casale, Paul – 47, 49 Cave, Kathryn – 45 Chaconas, Dori – 42, 44 Chatterton, Martin – 57 Cole, Henry – 35 Collard III, Sneed B. – 56, 60 Correa, Shan – 56 Cowles, Rose – 38 Crunk, Tony – 38 Deedy, Carmen Agra – 10-11, 40-41 DeGennaro, Sue – 39 Delaney, Mark – 57, 58 Dormer, Frank – 5 Doyle, Beverly – 27 Doyle, Malachy – 32 Drath, Bill – 45 Dray, Philip – 42 Dreyer, Ellen – 59 Duble, Kathleen Benner – 51 Duke, Shirley Smith – 21 Duranceau, Suzanne – 48 Emmett, Jonathan – 17 Evans, Leslie – 54 Farnsworth, Bill – 44 Faulkner, Matt – 36 Findley, Ron J. – 49 Fitzgerald, Gerald – 43 Fleming, Sibley – 46 Fogelin, Adrian – 55, 59 Friel, Maeve – 59 French, Simon – 58 Galbraith, Kathryn O. – 30 Garner, Eleanor Ramrath – 59 Garrity, Jennifer Johnson – 50 Ginkel, Anne – 20 Godon, Ingrid – 20 Gonzalez, Thomas – 40, 41, 45 Goodell, Jon – 39 Gorman, Carol – 49 Gove, Doris –31 Grant, Katy – 8, 56 Grindley, Sally – 22, 25 Gustavson, Adam – 12-13, 35, 42, 43, 45 Halperin, Wendy Anderson – 30 Hammer, Loretta Johnson – 49 Harley, Bill – 12-13, 54 Harris, John – 42

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Hart, Alison – 48, 50 Hartung, Susan Kathleen – 24 Havill, Juanita – 54 Hayashi, Nancy – 15, 22, 32, 34 Heelan, Jamee Riggio– 46 Henrichs, Wendy – 44 Hess, Paul – 32 Hindley, Judy – 21 Hobbs, Leigh – 36 Hopkins, Jackie Mims – 39 Hopkinson, Deborah – 42 Horse, Harry – 21, 47 Huang, Zhoang-Yang – 44 Huling, Jan – 39 Hunt, Robert – 48 Hyland, Hilary - 51

Teo, Ali – 33 Thomas, Patricia – 30 Tiller, Ruth – 45 Turner, Nancy Boyd – 31

Moon, Nicola – 20 Moore, Cyd – 30, 38 Morris, Carla – 34 Moser, Barry – 41 Murail, Elvire –37 Murail, Marie-Aude – 37 Murphy, Claire Rudolf – 42

Uhlberg, Myron – 33 , 43

Naiyomah, Wilson Kimeli – 40 Neely, Keith – 53 Nitz, Kristin Wolden – 47, 53, 58 O’Callahan, Jay – 31, 32 Odriozola, Elena – 33 O’Keefe, Susan Heyboer – 59 Oliphant, Manelle – 19 O’Reilly, John – 33

Isherwood, Shirley – 34 Jaeggi, Yoshiko – 44 Jenkins, Leonard – 42 Johnson, J. J. – 2-3, 58 Jordan, Rosa – 56 Karwoski, Gail Langer – 49 Kay, Terry – 37 Keep, Richard – 37 Kelly, Mij – 33 Killgore, James – 59 Kimmelman, Leslie – 43 Kittinger, Jo S.– 45 Kodman, Stanislawa – 54 Krasner, Steven – 53 Laminack, Lester L. – 35 Lamut, Sonja – 33 Latimer, Alex – 16, 39 Leplar, Anna C. – 34 Levinson, Cynthia – IFC, 50 Lewin, Ted – 42 Littlewood, Karin – 24 Loewer, Jean – 29 Loewer, Peter – 29 Lord, Janet – 24 Love, Judy – 35 Lowery, Linda – 56 Luthardt, Kevin – 22 MacRae, Tom – 33 Mai-Wyss, Tatjana – 30, 33 Maland, Nick – 45 Mallory, Marilynn H. – 31 Markle, Sandra – 30 Mattheson, Jenny – 21 Mayer, Bill – 14, 36 McCord, Kathi Garry – 35 McCormick, Wendy – 46 McCutcheon, John – 37 McGeorge, Constance W. – 31 Menk, James – 47 Mewburn, Kyle – 33 Montgomery, Michael G. – 31, 37, 43, 48

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Papp, Robert – 49 Paschkis, Julie – 24 Platt, Chris – 52 Posey, Lee – 31 Rae, Jennifer – 38 Raine, Patricia – 32 Randall, Alison L. – 44 Ransom, Jeanie Franz – 38 Rappoport, Ken – 53 Reiss, Mike – 34, 37 Riley-Webb, Charlotte – 30 Riordan, James – 20 Rodman, Mary Ann – 30, 34 Rottman, S. L. – 60 Ruelle, Karen Gray – 20 Russell, Krista – 50 Santini, Debrah – 31, 41, 45 Savitz, Harriet May – 33 Schnitzlein, Danny – 14, 36 Schuett, Stacy – 42 Seeley, Laura L. – 31, 41, 45 Shahan, Sherry – 33, 58 Sheth, Kashmira – 44 Shortsleeve, Kevin –36 Sill, Cathryn – 26, 27 Sill, John – 26, 27 Simmonds, Nicola – 46 Singh, Jen – 48 Sinykin, Sheri – 9, 58 Sneed, Brad – 34 Soentpiet, Chris – 35 Sørensen, Henri – 37, 39, 40, 43 Spiegel, Beth – 32, 34 Spurr, Elizabeth – 19 Steele, Mary – 51 Stewart, Dawn Lesley – 38 Stewart, Melissa – 28 Stockdale, Susan – 25 St. Pierre, Stephanie – 27 Supplee, Audra – 52 Swarner, Kristina – 9 Sylvada, Peter – 30 phone 800-241-0113

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Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth – 43 Varley, Susan – 32 Verrico, Susan – 4 Waddell, Martin – 32 Walton, Rick – 34 Ward, John T. – 29 Watling, James –49, 51 Weston, Elise – 49 White, Michael P. – 10-11, 38, 40 Whyte, Mary – 31 Wild, Margaret – 22 Williams, Carol Lynch –52 Williams, Sophy – 46 Willis, Jeanne – 32 Wilson, Tony – 39 Wolff, Ferida – 33 Wong, Li Keng – 51 Wright, Randall – 41 Wu, Leslie – 30

Titles About Amphibiams– 26 About Arachnids – 26 About Birds – 26 About Crustaceans – 26 About Fish – 26 About Habitats: Deserts – 27 About Habitats: Grasslands – 27 About Habitats: Mountains – 27 About Habitats: Oceans – 27 About Habitats: Wetlands – 27 About Hummingbirds – 26 About Insects – 26 About Mammals – 26 About Marsupials – 26 About Mollusks – 26 About Penguins – 26 About Raptors – 26 About Reptiles – 26 About Rodents – 26 Agatha’s Feather Bed – 41 Albert the Fix-it Man – 24 Aliens from Earth – 27 The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher – 48 The Amazing Mr. Franklin – 48 Anna Casey’s Place in the World – 54 Anna’s Blizzard – 48 Arbor Day Square – 30 Astra – 51 At the Sea Floor Café – 54 Back to Bed, Ed - 20 Bark Park – 20 Bedtime in the Jungle – 23 P e a c h t re e P u b l i s h e r s


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62 The Big Nothing – 55 The Blue House Dog – 45 The Book of Shadowboxes – 31 The Boy Who Cried Ninja – 39 The Boy Who Thought He Was a Teddy Bear – 32 The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians – 34 The Brain Finds a Leg - 57 The Brain Full of Holes - 57 Bravo Zulu, Samantha! – 51 Bring on the Birds – 25 The Bushwhacker - 50 Butterfly Tree – 30 Camp K-9 – 34 Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? – 23 Can You Growl Like a Bear? – 18, 23 Can You Hear a Rainbow? – 46 Captain Small Pig – 32 Carry Me! – 25 The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #1 – 47 The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #2 – 47 The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #3 – 47 The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #4 – 47 Cats Vanish Slowly – 45 Charlie’s Story – 59 Chasing the Nightbird - 50 The Cheshire Cheese Cat – 41 Chestnut – 31 Christmas in the Trenches – 37 Clatter Bash! – 37 The Coastwatcher – 59 Un colchon de plumas para Agata – 41 The Copy Crocs – 24 Crossing Jordan – 55 Curious Kids Go on Vacation – 20 Dad, Jackie, and Me – 43 Dancing with Katya – 44 Daniel and His Walking Stick – 46 Death Mountain – 58 Defending Irene - 53 The Devil’s Highway - 51 Do You Know the Monkey Man? – 57 Dog Sense – 56 Double Eagle – 60 Dragon New Year – 44 Dugout Rivals – 6 Eleanor’s Story – 59 Emma’s River – 48 The Everlasting Now – 50 Fabulous Fishes – 25 Featherbys – 51 Final Cut – 6 Firefly Mountain – 30 First Dog Fala – 43 First Grade Stinks! – 34 Flash Point – 60 Flora the Frog – 34 Flying! – 22 Flying Over Brooklyn - 43 14 Cows for America – 40 14 vacas para america - 41 Peachtree Publishers

Full Court Fever – 6 Gabriel’s Horses – 50 Gabriel’s Journey – 50 Gabriel’s Triumph – 50 Gaff – 56 Gilbert de la Frogponde – 38 Giving Up the Ghost – 58 The Glow Stone – 59 The Goatnappers - 56 Go for the Goal! – 7 Gold Miner’s Daughter – 39 The Golden Glove – 6 Good Fortune – 51 Grow – 54 Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia – 41 Hardcourt Comeback – 6 Harriet’s Horrible Hair Day – 38 Head Above Water – 60 Hero – 60 Hey, Daddy! – 29 Hide and Seek – 8, 51 Horned Toad Prince – 39 The House on Dirty-third Street – 45 How to Rock Your Baby – 46 Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! – 32 Hush, Little Ones – 23 I Almost Love You, Eddie Clegg – 57 I Am Tama, Lucky Cat - 44 I Can Do It Myself! – 22 If I Found a Wistful Unicorn – 45 Immi’s Gift – 24 In the Garden – 19 In the Woods – 19 It Can’t Be Done, Nellie Bly! – 48 I’ve Got an Elephant – 20 I Want to Help! – 15 Jake’s 100th Day of School – 35 Jingle Bells – 42 Keep On! – 42 The Kid Coach – 6 Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! – 33 Ladies First – 53 Larabee – 22 The Last Castaways – 47 The Last Cowboys – 47 The Last Dance – 41 The Last Gold Diggers – 47 The Last Polar Bears – 47 The Last Wild Place – 56 Late for School – 34 Lemuel the Fool – 33 The Library Dragon – 11, 40 The Library Dragon flip doll – 11, 40 Lillian’s Fish – 47 Little Elephant Thunderfoot – 25 Little Rabbit Goes to School – 21 Little Rabbit Lost – 21 Little Rabbit plush – 21 Little Rabbit Runaway – 21 Little Rabbit’s Christmas – 21 Little Rabbit’s New Baby – 21 Little Sibu – 25 Lost and Found – 12-13 Lost Goat Lane – 56 Loveykins – 38 Fall 2012

The Making of My Special Hand – 46 Marching with Aunt Susan – 42 Martina the Beautiful Cockroach – 40 Martina una cucharachita muy linda – 41 Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt! – 43 Misfits 1 – 57 Misfits 2 – 57 Misfits 3 – 57 Misfits 4 – 57 Misfits 5 – 57 Misfits 6 – 57 Monsoon Afternoon – 44 The Monster Who Ate My Peas – 36 The Monster Who Did My Math – 14, 36 Moon Shadow – 51 The Moonflower – 29 Mooshka, A Quilt Story – 24 Mr. President Goes to School – 34 Mrs. Armitage, Queen of the Road – 38 My Brother’s Hero – 55 My Dadima Wears a Sari – 44 My Gr-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger – 20 My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie – 59 My Mother Talks to Trees – 31 Natchez Under-the-Hill – 51 Night of the Spadefoot Toads – 54 Night Rabbits – 31 The Night You Were Born – 46 Nighty Night! – 22 No Bows! – 21 Off the Rim – 6 Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble – 39 Old Tom, Man of Mystery – 36 Old Tom’s Holiday – 36 On the Line – 6 One More Sheep – 33 The Opposite – 33 Orange Cheeks – 32 Out of the Blue – 60 The Passage – 59 Peep! – 22 Penguin’s Hidden Talent – 16 Pennies in a Jar – 42 Pepperland – 58 Pi-Shu the Little Panda – 29 A Place for Bats – 28 A Place for Birds – 28 A Place for Butterflies – 28 A Place for Fish – 28 A Place for Frogs – 28 Planting the Wild Garden – 30 Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers – 53 Play Ball Like the Pros, 2nd edition – 53 Playoff Dreams – 6 Please Don’t Wake the Animals – 29 Polar Star – 25 Pretty Like Us – 51 The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas – 39 The Printer - 43

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Privateer’s Apprentice – 4 Profiles in Sports Courage – 53 Quake – 49 Quarterback Season – 6 Railroad John and the Red Rock Run – 38 Raymond and Nelda – 32 Real Hoops – 6 The Real Question – 59 Return of the Library Dragon – 10 Rocket Man – 48 Rolling Along – 46 Rosa’s Room – 32 Rough Waters – 60 Santa’s Eleven Months Off – 37 Santa’s Last Present – 37 The Santa Trap – 17 Saturdays and Teacakes – 35 Saving the Griffin – 47 The Scarecrow’s Hat – 23 SeaMan – 49 The Secret of Old Zeb – 40 Seed Magic – 30 Shadow of a Doubt – 60 Sister Spider Knows All – 55 Sliding into Home – 53 Snow Day! – 35 Soccer Team Upset – 6 Something Special – 20 The Sorta Sisters – 55 Star Gazer – 52 Stick Out Your Tongue! – 29 A Storm Called Katrina – 43 Storm Chaser – 51 The Story Blanket – 33 Stumptown Kid – 49 Summer on the Moon – 55 The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins – 35 Surviving Jamestown – 49 Suspect – 58 Sweet Land of Liberty – 42 T. J.'s Secret Pitch – 6 Ten Bright Eyes – 21 Ten in the Den – 23 Ten in the Meadow – 23 That’s Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy! – 33 The Theory of Everything – 2-3 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided – 36 This Girl Is Different – 58 Three Armadillies Tuff – 39 Three Hens and a Peacock – 35 Three Scoops and a Fig – 24 Throwing Heat – 6 To Whom the Angel Spoke – 37 Touchdown Trouble – 6 Tree for Emmy – 30 The Tree That Owns Itself - 49 Trevor’s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth – 35 Trick or Treat on Monster Street – 36 The Trouble with Rules - 54 Truth and Salsa – 56 Tulips – 31 Uncharted Waters - 54 Under the Snow – 28

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We’ve Got a Job – IFC, 50 What Do Parents Do (When You’re Not Home)? – 38 What the Sea Saw – 27 What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf? – 23 The Wheat Doll – 44 When Rain Falls – 28 When Young Melissa Sweeps – 31 Where in the World – 58 Where Is Catkin? – 24 Where Teddy Bears Come From – 37 While You Were Sleeping – 23 Who Has a Belly Button? – 29 Who Is It? – 22 Willow King – 52 Winners Take All – 6 Wishing – 45 The Wreck of the Ethie – 51 The Yellow Star – 40 Yes, I Know the Monkey Man – 57 Young Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle – 48 Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells – 42 You’ve Got Dragons – 45 Zayde Comes to Live – 9 Zoom! – 22

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