Front cover artwork is taken from The Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting Written by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by David Roberts
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Back cover artwork is taken from Captain Pug Written By Laura James and illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans
This spring, our fiction list is packed with a glorious explosion of illustrated younger
titles. Meet Alexander McCall Smith’s utterly charming Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer, with joyful pictures by Kate Hindley. We’re all smitten with the not-quite fearless Captain Pug, written by Laura James and illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans. There’s more uproarious silliness from Michael Rosen and Neal Layton in Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads and the witches of Sinkville return in Sibéal Pounder’s Witch Watch, with deliciously witchy pictures by Laura Ellen Anderson. The joy of illustration is at the heart of our brilliant picture book list, and this catalogue gives you a sneak preview of The Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting, a superbly witty story from Michelle Robinson and David Roberts. We have a reassuring hug of a book in Kiss It Better from Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Sarah Massini, and a perfectly pitched exploration of fibbing in The Truth According to Arthur from Tim Hopgood and David Tazzyman. We also have amazing books for older readers, including new novels from Carnegie shortlisted Brian Conaghan and Nick Lake, and an emotional depth-charge of a novel from Emery Lord with When We Collided. And for those left swooning by A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas’s alluring fae world returns in May.
Rebecca McNally Publishing Director and International Editor-in-Chief
Awards 2015 Apple and Rain
by Sarah Crossan LONGLISTED: Guardian Children’s Fiction Award SHORTLISTED: CILIP Carnegie Medal SHORTLISTED: Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award SHORTLISTED: IBW Book Award SHORTLISTED: We Read Prize SHORTLISTED: Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards
by Claire Freedman & Sue SHORTLISTED: Teach Primary Awards
Found by Salina Yoon WINNER: Nottingham Children’s Book Award SHORTLISTED: Sheffield Book Award The Imaginary
by A.F. Harrold & Emily Gravett SHORTLISTED: Sheffield Book Award SHORTLISTED: British Book Design & Production Awards
Knightley & Son by Rohan Gavin SHORTLISTED: Hillingdon Library Book of the Year SHORTLISTED: Warwickshire Junior Book Award Mosi’s War by Cathy McPhail WINNER (12–16): Scottish Children’s Book Awards SHORTLISTED: RED Falkirk Council Book Award Never Tickle A Tiger
by Pamela Butchart & Marc SHORTLISTED: IBW Book Award SHORTLISTED: Scottish Children’s Book Awards
Poppy by Mary Hooper WINNER (SECONDARY AGE GROUP): The Young Quills for Historical Fiction Award Red Shadow by Paul Dowswell SHORTLISTED: The Young Quills for Historical Fiction Award The Sleeper and the Spindle
by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell WINNER (7–11 Best Picture Book): English Association Picture Book Awards SHORTLISTED: British Book Design & Production Awards
by Huw Powell SHORTLISTED: Teach Primary Awards
There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes Michelle Robinson & Jim Field
SHORTLISTED: Sheffield Book Award
Through Dead Eyes
by Chris Priestley SHORTLISTED: Wandsworth Fabulous Book Awards
by Peter Jay Black SHORTLISTED: Stockton Book Award SHORTLISTED: Northants Book Award
Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
by Emily MacKenzie SHORTLISTED: IBW Book Award SHORTLISTED: Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year
When Mr Dog Bites
by Brian Conaghan SHORTLISTED: CILIP Carnegie Medal SHORTLISTED: Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year SHORTLISTED: Lancashire Book of the Year Award SHORTLISTED: Peters Book of the Year
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Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat Emily MacKenzie Meet Stanley, a cat slightly-less-ordinary, with a passion for knitting! From the creator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar Stanley LOVES to knit. He knocks up pom-poms at breakfast time, whips up bobble hats at bath time. He even knits in his sleep! And what does Stanley do with his wonderful woollies? He gives them to his friends of course – balaclavas for bunnies, neck-warmers for giraffes and much more besides.
14 JANUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408860472 / £10.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408860489 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408860465 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
But when Stanley gets carried away with his dream of winning the Woolly Wonders Competition, he has to decide what’s more important – his knitting or his friends? Another fabulously funny story from the creator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar. Perfect for creative kids everywhere! Emily MacKenzie’s debut picture book for Bloomsbury, Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, has been a huge success both in the UK and abroad, and has already been translated into twelve languages. Working mainly with ink, digital collage and screen printing, Emily’s illustrative work draws from childhood memories and a vivid imagination. Emily loves knitting and generally gets excited about anything bright and colourful. She lives in Edinburgh. ALSO AVAILABLE:
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A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting Written by
11 FEBRUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408845554 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
No self-respecting bearspotter should be without this essential, laugh-out-loud guide from the mighty, awardwinning author/illustrator pairing of Michelle Robinson and David Roberts Bearspotting: here’s what you need to know for starters – black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black bears can be a little brown, and brown bears can be a little black. Are you following? You really need to focus here. If you do, this guide will tell you all you need to know when walking in BEAR COUNTRY. Don’t leave home without it. Are you ready? Good! Let’s go ... A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting is the laugh-out-loud, essential guide for all would-be bearspotters. To be studied with due care and attention. Don’t say we didn’t warn you ... Michelle Robinson is the author of several successful picture books including the Sainsbury’s award-winning There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes – illustrated by Jim Field (Bloomsbury). She lives in Frome, Somerset, with her husband and their two children.
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David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has illustrated works by authors such as Sally Gardner, Julia Donaldson and Julian Clary. Born in Liverpool, he now lives and works in London. He won the Nestle Children’s Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in Mouse Noses on Toast (Faber), and was shortlisted for the 2015 Kate Greenaway medal for Tinder.
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt Laura Hughes Join the Easter Bunnies on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. The perfect Easter gift – packed with all the joys of spring
25 FEBRUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408873861 / £10.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408870112 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
We’re going on an egg hunt. We’re going to find them all. We’re REALLY excited. Hooray for Easter Day! Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, it’s great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way – lambs, chicks, bees and ducks – and there’s even a wolfish surprise, so do take care. Laura Hughes is an exciting young London-based illustrator. Originally from Bath, she studied illustration at Kingston University and, since graduating, she has created artwork for children’s books, cards, stationery and homewares. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt is Laura’s first book for Bloomsbury.
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I Went to the Supermarket Paul Howard 10 MARCH 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408844687 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408844700 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408844694 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A brilliantly funny book based on the much loved memory game ‘I went to the shop ...’ I went to the supermarket and I bought ... When a brother and sister play their favourite game of I Went to the Supermarket, they compete to see who can think of the most bizarre and brilliant things. As their words come to life, they get more and more carried away ... Until the game comes to a surprising, and somewhat messy, end! A new take on an old favourite, children will love this laugh-out-loud, test-your-memory story, with pirates, dragons, aliens, flamingos and much, much more! Paul Howard studied a graphic design course that specialised in illustration, and worked at the Natural History Museum before becoming a full-time illustrator. Amongst other books, he illustrated the enormously popular The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and wrote and illustrated Bugville. Paul now lives in Belfast with his wife and children. This is his first picture book with Bloomsbury.
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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Leigh Hodgkinson Join one small book lover’s quest to find the perfect snuggle-upand-lose-yourself-in-a-book place in this playful celebration of sharing books and reading Hello there! Are you sitting comfortably? Are you sure? Have you found the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place to sit? Somewhere comfy, NOT itchy-fuzzy? Somewhere quiet, NOT buzzbuzzy? You have? Great!
10 MARCH 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408864821 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408864838 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408864814 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Unfortunately the little chap in this book isn’t having quite as much luck as you are ... This is a beautifully illustrated and designed picture book by the talented Leigh Hodgkinson. Leigh Hodgkinson is the talent behind picture books such as Colin and the Snoozebox (Orchard) and Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate (Orchard). She is an award-winning animator who was art director on the BAFTA-Award-winning series, Charlie and Lola. Leigh has an amazing eye for colour, design, print and pattern. She lives in Lewes, near Brighton, with her husband and their two young children.
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Sir Dancealot Written by
Sir Dancealot is the knight with ALL the moves 7 APRIL 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408846988 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408846995 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408846971 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
From jiving away trolls to boogieing aside boggle snots and bopping off beasties, for Sir Dancealot there’s not a fearsome foe he can’t defeat. But when a fire-breathing dragon arrives at the castle gates demanding a dance-off, everyone is worried. Could this be one step too far for our hero of the dance floor? A hilarious story of sequinned clothes, dragon foes and twinkly toes. Timothy Knapman has written plays, opera libretti, song lyrics and children’s books. Timothy’s books, including the successful Mungo series (Puffin), have been translated into 12 languages. Keith Robinson joined the BBC as part of the team who created the company’s very first website. He later founded an award-winning media production company. In 2001, Keith decided to move into freelance illustration. Keith lives near Lyme Regis.
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The Royal Baby’s Big Red Bus Tour of London Written by
All aboard the Big Red Bus for a royally riotous tour of London! The perfect gift book for all London-loving visitors! It’s a beautiful day, and the Royal Family are sunning themselves in the Palace Gardens, when suddenly – BEEP BEEP!
21 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408868966 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
It’s the Big Red Bus, and it’s come to take the Royal Family on a tour of London! Join them as they hop on and off at the Natural History Museum, London Zoo, the London Eye and Tower Bridge. The Royal Baby’s Big Red Bus Tour of London is the next instalment in the brilliantly bonkers and fabulously funny Royal Baby series. Martha Mumford has loved children’s books forever. The Royal Baby’s Big Red Bus Tour of London is her fourth picture book for Bloomsbury. Martha loves baking and patchwork, and has a mild obsession with interiors magazines. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and young daughters. Ada Grey’s first picture book with Bloomsbury, Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby, marked the beginning of a brand new, successful series. Ada also illustrated the brilliant Santa Baby by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. Ada lives in Brighton with her family.
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Marmaduke the Very Popular Dragon Written by
Illustrated by 5 MAY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408862650 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408862667 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408862643 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Marmaduke the dragon gets his first taste of popularity, but will his best friend Meg understand? Marmaduke and Meg have been best friends forever. They are delightfully different, and being different together is what they love the most. Soon princesses, dragons, princes and knights all want to be different too – just like them! Now Marmaduke and Meg are popular ... maybe even too popular. And when Marmaduke doesn’t seem to have any time for Meg, she begins to feel rather left out. Will Meg build up the courage to tell Marmaduke? Will he listen? From the team behind the bestselling Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon. Rachel Valentine was born in Kent and grew up in the UK and Germany. She read psychology at Warwick University, then physiotherapy at Brunel before practising as a physiotherapist. Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon was Rachel’s first picture book. She lives in Kent.
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Ed Eaves has worked as an illustrator since 2000, when he graduated from Kingston University with a first class honours degree. Ed is the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur (both published by Simon & Schuster). He lives on the Kent coast with his wife (fellow illustrator Rebecca Finn) and two dogs.
Wolfish Stew Written by
Once there was a rabbit whose name was Grey And he went to the woods to pick berries one day ... Grey, the hero of our story, has heard stories about Blue – a stinky, mean old wolf who wants to eat little Grey in his Wolfish Stew. So to keep from being caught Grey sticks to the path, he stays on the trail, and he always ALWAYS looks out for the big bushy tail ...
19 MAY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408844946 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408844953 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408844939 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
But what’s that? Wolfish knees ... a Wolfish snout ... ? Oh, please, Grey! Please watch out! A brilliantly funny and energetic story with a deliciously unexpected outcome. For fans of The Gruffalo. Suzi Moore’s picture books include Little One’s Bedtime, Two Little Bears, Tiger Moth and Whoops! Her fiction series, Lexiland, was published in 2013. She lives in Somerset. Erica Salcedo is a Spanish illustrator with a degree in Fine Art and a masters in Graphic Design. She uses a mixture of techniques to create her illustrations and always remembers to add a pinch of humour. This is Erica’s very first picture book.
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The Truth According to Arthur Written by 30 JUNE 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408864982 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408864999 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408864975 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A fabulously funny picture book about the importance (and rewards!) of telling the truth, with illustrations by David Tazzyman, bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn’t have done – he rode on his big brother’s bike (when his mum told him not to) and then he accidentally bumped into his mum’s car on it. Arthur knows he’s done wrong but will he tell the truth OR will he bend it, stretch it, cover it up, hide it ... ? What would YOU do? A fresh and funny take on a common childhood predicament – to tell the truth or to tell a little fib. Tim Hopgood is best known as the author/illustrator behind books such as Wow! said the Owl, The Big Blue Sofa (Macmillan) and What a Wonderful World! (OUP). The Truth According to Arthur is the first book that he has written but not illustrated himself, and is his first book for Bloomsbury. Tim is a Booktrust award-winner, having won Best Emerging Illustrator for his book, Here Comes Frankie! (Macmillan). David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum series, written by Andy Stanton, which has won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David grew up in Leicester and studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Truth According to Arthur is his second book for Bloomsbury, following the success of You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus. David lives in south London with his partner and their three children.
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Kiss It Better Written by
A gorgeous celebration of love, laughter and lots of kisses! Every day has its ups and downs Sometimes you giggle, sometimes you frown. But the thing to remember, the secret, is this ... Everything feels better with the help of a KISS. If you’ve scraped your knee or fallen out with your best friend, a kiss can make everything better. And kisses aren’t just for children, they’re for grown-ups too. So the next time you see someone you love feeling down, just remember: a kiss is the very best gift of all!
14 JANUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408845622 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408845639 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408845615 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Smriti Prasadam-Halls is a former editor who has written several children’s books for Bloomsbury, including I Love You Night and Day, Don’t Call Me Sweet and Santa Baby. She lives in London with her husband and sons. Sarah Massini studied Graphic Design in Manchester and followed careers in corporate design and children’s book design before pursuing her lifelong dream of illustrating books. Sarah lives in Sussex with her husband, son and terrier, Tess.
The Cloudspotter Tom McLaughlin A beautifully realised picture book celebrating the power of the imagination and the importance of friendship, from the creator of The Story Machine Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a whole new world developing in the clouds? You have? Then you’ll love this book about Franklin. There isn’t a single cloud that Franklin can’t spot – big ones, small ones, silly ones, sneaky pretend-they-can’t-see-you ones. But when Scruffy Dog comes along, things begin to change. How can he concentrate on cloudspotting when Scruffy is such a distraction? And what’s more important – his hobby or his friend? Tom McLaughlin is the author/illustrator of The Story Machine (Bloomsbury) and also the Captain Boots series of picture books (Puffin). He loves drinking tea, eating lunch and drawing, and he would quite like to be a virtuoso banjo player. He lives in Devon.
11 FEBRUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408854976 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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I’ll Never Let You Go Written by
A gift book for all occasions, perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You
25 FEBRUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408839003 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408839010 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408838990 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO ALSO AVAILABLE:
When you aren’t sure, you’ll feel me near, When you are scared, I will be here. When you are high, when you are low, I’ll be holding your hand and I’ll never let go. From the author and illustrator of I Love You Night and Day comes a tender and heartfelt picture book. With reassuring words offering a message of unconditional love, and illustrations bursting with exuberance, warmth and humour, I'll Never Let You Go is the perfect gift for loved ones of all ages and guaranteed to be a favourite for years to come. Smriti Prasadam-Halls is a former children’s editor who has written several children’s books for Bloomsbury, including I Love You Night and Day, Don’t Call Me Sweet and Santa Baby. She lives in London with her husband and sons. Alison Brown studied Fine Art at Liverpool and was a graphic designer before becoming an illustrator. Alison was brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and now lives in Leeds.
My Family is a Zoo Written by
A rhyming, boisterous romp featuring a big family and lots of animals, for fans of How Many Legs and Blown Away Join the whole family on this very special journey. Only, everyone in this family comes with an animal! Meet Grandma with her bunny and big brother with his dinosaur! This gorgeous picture book features vibrant illustrations from Emma Dodd and a warm, funny rhyming text from K.A. Gerrard that’s perfect for reading aloud. 10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869406 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
K.A. Gerrard’s experience serving Super Safari Sundaes to tourists at the San Diego Zoo inspired My Family is a Zoo. When not writing, Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and their dog, Ruby. Emma Dodd is an acclaimed illustrator of children’s books, including I Love My Mummy, Dog’s Colourful Day and I Am Small. She lives in Surrey with her husband, two children and their occasionally hat-wearing Jack Russell, Buzz.
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Archie Loves Skipping Domenica More Gordon Discover Archie’s thoughts on the joys of skipping in this third book in the witty and irresistibly stylish Archie series Archie loves skipping. Skip Skip Skip There is nothing better in the world. Jump Jump Jump
10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408829295 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
And sharing his passion with dog-chum Bella will surely be a lot of fun; what could possibly go wrong ... ? Join Archie and his pedigree pals in this brilliantly witty and charming story, with beautifully chic illustrations from Domenica More Gordon. Perfect for dog fans everywhere! Domenica More Gordon is an artist whose wonderful felted dogs have found fame worldwide, with customers including Brad Pitt. She is married to the author and screenwriter Charlie Fletcher, and lives in Musselburgh, just outside Edinburgh.
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5 MAY 2016 BOARD BOOK / 9781408849514 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
I Wish I Were a Pirate and I Wish I Were a Princess Written by
Pull tabs, move sliders and become your favourite character! What would you do if you were a pirate or a princess? Would you make your enemies walk the plank? Or ride your royal carriage through your kingdom? With interactive novelties on every spread and lots of fun things to spot, children will love pulling tabs and moving sliders to make the characters come to life. This brand new series of board books is perfect for little hands and big imaginations and will include two more titles, I Wish I Were an Astronaut and I Wish I Were a Vet, coming soon.
5 MAY 2016 BOARD BOOK / 9781408849507 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Smriti Prasadam-Halls is a former children’s editor who has written several children’s books for Bloomsbury, including I Love You Night and Day, Don’t Call Me Sweet and Santa Baby. She lives in London with her husband and sons. Sarah Ward is a freelance designer and illustrator living in her hometown of Sheffield with her husband and ‘studio assistant’, Alfie the border terrier. She has worked for Hallmark Cards, Igloo Books and Parragon Books. The I Wish I Were series is her first set of books for Bloomsbury.
Lulu and the Noisy Baby Written by
Join Lulu, the ever popular pre-school character, as she welcomes her new noisy baby brother in this interactive liftthe-flap picture book. A great new addition to the Lulu range
30 JUNE 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408828182 / ÂŁ6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A new baby brother or sister is a big thing in any family. But Luluâ€™s baby brother is not AT ALL what she expected. He makes so much noise! With an accessible, warm and reassuring text and interactive flaps to lift on every page, Lulu and the Noisy Baby offers a gentle introduction to the arrival of a new baby through the eyes of the older sibling. Popular, trusted and reassuring, the Lulu range of picture, novelty and board books makes the perfect companion for inquisitive little minds. Camilla Reid works in publishing and has many years' experience of conceiving and creating books for young readers. Now a mum of two small girls herself, she has gained a whole new insight into the peculiar but charmingly picky world of toddlers. Camilla lives in London. Ailie Busby has had over 20 books published, including titles by Egmont, Walker and Hodder such as Drat That Fat Cat! and Slugs for Breakfast. She collects vintage jewellery, bags and knitted toys. Ailie lives in Newcastle with her husband, two children and their two cats.
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PRE-SCHOOL Carry and Play Two new titles in this beautiful, illustrated board book series, with a handle for little hands to hold. Also available: Pumpkin, Snowman, Christmas
14 JANUARY 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408863794 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
25 FEBRUARY 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864135 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Baby Look and Feel Make all babies smile with these colourful, fun-to-touch board books. Two new titles for babies to learn their first words with glossy-textured panels. Also available: Animals, Things That Go
25 FEBRUARY 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864036 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
25 FEBRUARY 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864081 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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PRE-SCHOOL Lift and Look An exciting board book series, packed full of large-cut flaps to lift! What will you discover? With fun illustrations and engaging text, titles include Garden, School, Dinosaurs and Space
14 JANUARY 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864067 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
14 JANUARY 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864074 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
My Feelings A delightful book for parents and young children to explore daily emotions and talk about different ways of coping with them Are you feeling happy, sad, excited, worried, shy, scared, or grumpy? Do you know why? This book will introduce emotions and show you how to talk about, share, cope, or enjoy what you feel. There are lovely illustrations that will make you smile, frown, or jump for joy! A beautiful first book for understanding what and how we feel. 2 JUNE 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408869048 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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5 MAY 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864029 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Activity and Sticker Books Bright and stylishly illustrated sticker books, providing hours of fun for children from aged 3. Filled with a dazzling variety of exciting, easy-to-follow activities and packed with irresistible stickers
11 FEBRUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408855164 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408855553 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408865910 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
5 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408866672 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408855225 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Have fun learning to draw with this brilliant drawing and colouring book!
Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, these brilliant books are packed full of fun and wacky things to draw and colour
7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408855232 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
5 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408857960 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Apps available on the iTunes store now
Bloomsbury Princess Activity
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Bloomsbury Farm Activity
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Bloomsbury Fairy Activity
Seek and Find Seek and Find is packed full of eye-popping artwork and awesome facts for endless seeking fun!
Dinosaurs Can you find the Tyrannosaurs Rex hiding behind the trees? Can you spot the Pterosaurs soaring through the sky? Search, seek and find dinosaurs big and small! Track down the lumbering Diplodocus and find the Velociraptor’s feather in these jam-packed Jurassic scenes! Packed full of bustling and bright artwork, Seek and Find Dinosaurs provides fun and facts for hours of fun!
4 JANUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408867532 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Self-Destructing Science: Space Warning: this book will self-destruct as you tear, fold, experiment and scribble for hours of hands-on space science fun! Packed full of fun and exciting projects, this book will have you tearing, folding, cutting, experimenting and scribbling as you find out all about the wonders of space by using its pages in different ways. As each page is destroyed, you'll make everything from a model of the Solar System to a pocket rocket, using nothing more than the pages of the book and a few simple household items. The easy-to-follow instructions and amazing illustrations mean that science has never been so fun!
7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869499 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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My Lovely Book Welcome to the world of loveliness where you can design and create your own special book! In this book you can cut and glue, make beautiful pages, pockets, frames and other charming creations. Use your creativity to make lists, make notes, write poems, short stories, diary entries, keep a calendar and add other things to make it yours. This is your book, made by you, for you and any other special people you want to share it with.
7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869031 / ÂŁ5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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How to Get a Grip on Grammar Simon Cheshire Jam-packed with awesome grammar based activities, amazing grammar tips and other fantastic ideas to help you master the world of grammar! Do you need to get your grammar up to speed? How to Get a Grip on Grammar is bursting with outrageous activities that will have you mastering the world of grammar in no time. Have fun with terrific tenses, awesome adverbs and super sentence structure! 11 FEBRUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408872659 / ÂŁ9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
This is a beautiful, large format full colour edition, for useful tips and inspiring ideas. Simon Cheshire has written lots of fiction books for children of all ages across many genres, including titles in the Black Cats series for A&C Black and the Saxby Smart detective series for Picadilly Press.
How to Become a Snappy Speller Simon Cheshire Bursting full of awesome hints and tips to turn your spelling blunders into spelling wonders! Find yourself tripping up over long and difficult spellings? Then look no further! How to Become a Snappy Speller is bursting full of useful tips to get your spelling needs up to speed!
2 JUNE 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408862575 / ÂŁ5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Packed full of awesome activities and hints and tips, How to Become a Snappy Speller will have you mastering the art of spelling in no time! Simon Cheshire has written lots of fiction books for children of all ages across many genres, including titles in the Black Cats series for A&C Black and the Saxby Smart detective series for Piccadilly Press.
The Awesome Body Book Adam Frost Be amazed by disgusting, hilarious, weird and wacky facts about your body! How long are your intestines? How many mites live in your eyelashes? Do all adults wear clean underwear? And much more! Find out everything you want to know about the human body (and some things you don’t!) with this awesome book. Packed with brilliant and quirky infographics and illustrations. Adam Frost is one of the UK’s most exciting new children’s writers. His stories can be found in print, online and in exhibitions and installations. He has been nominated for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize.
24 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408862353 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A Beginner’s Guide to Coding Marc Scott A Beginner’s Guide to Coding is an exciting first introduction to coding, for all ages! Ever wondered how to make your computer do what you want it to? If so, then it is time to get coding! A Beginner’s Guide to Coding is an easy-to-follow guide to the basics of coding, using the free programming languages of Scratch and Python. These step-by-step projects will have you talking to your own chatbot or making your own computer games in no time. Accessible, engaging and fun, this book is bursting with eye-catching illustrations and fantastic projects to introduce you to the world of coding.
5 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781472928641 / £8.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Marc Scott is a former Computer Science and Systems & Control teacher, working in the Secondary School sector. He now works as Head of Curriculum Development for the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer Written by
Alexander McCall Smith
A story of incredible acrobatics and death-defying stunts from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith and beautifully illustrated by Kate Hindley Roll up, roll up for a sensational circus story from the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, with fun, energetic illustrations by Kate Hindley throughout. Freddie is an ordinary boy who is asked to join the circus one day. He can’t believe his luck as he is asked to understudy some of the acts. But is he brave enough to go in the lions’ cage? A joyful, exciting tale of bravery and showbusiness glamour by a much loved author.
7 APRIL 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408865859 / £8.99 EBOOK / 9781408865842 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: DAVID HIGHAM TERRITORY: COMM EU EX CAN OM
Alexander McCall Smith cbe is the author of over sixty books, including the international bestselling series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. He has won three Author of the Year awards (British Book Awards, Booksellers’ Association and Waterstones). Alexander lives in Edinburgh. Kate Hindley lives in Birmingham. She studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Art. Kate’s picture book The Great Snortle Hunt was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal.
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Captain Pug Written by
Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous ... Captain Pug! The first book in a glorious new colour-illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff
5 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408866368 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408866375 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Pug is no ordinary dog. Pug is a daredevil who loves excitement, adventure ... jam tarts. OK, so Pug might be a little scared of a few things, but he and his ever-faithful owner, the beautiful Lady Miranda, have a LOT of fun together. And today Lady Miranda and Pug are going on a seafaring adventure, which is perfect for little dogs who LOVE the sea. Just like Pug. You love the sea don’t you, Pug? ... Pug ... ? Laura James worked on film projects including Slumdog Millionaire before signing herself up for Bath Spa’s MA in Writing for Young People. Her love of all things nautical comes from her dad, a retired naval officer, and the adventures of Pug are based on the antics of her own very silly dog, Brian. Laura lives in London. Eglantine Ceulemans was born in Belgium, where she spent her childhood devouring comics. She moved to France to study Illustration. She works in an intuitive way, combining humour and sensitivity. This is Eg’s first book with Bloomsbury and she lives in Lyon, France.
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Marsh Road Mysteries: Spooks and Scooters Elen Caldecott The third title in the brilliant mystery adventure series by Waterstones Book Prize shortlisted author Elen Caldecott. For fans of the Laura Marlin Mysteries by Lauren St. John Meet Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie – true friends and even better mystery-solvers!
11 FEBRUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408852736 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408852743 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: UNITED AGENTS TERRITORY: COMM EU, OM ALSO AVAILABLE:
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Flora and Sylvie are excited to be going on the holiday of a lifetime with their dad, until he suddenly cancels the trip only hours before the flight. Someone has stolen precious blueprints of Dad’s latest invention: an amazing new scooter. But who? And why? Time to call on the only five people who can possibly solve the crime! Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and is now the author of eight children’s novels. Before becoming a writer, she was an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Her debut novel, How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Elen lives in Bristol with her husband and their dog.
Witch Wars: Witch Watch Written by
Laura Ellen Anderson
The Witch Wars witches are back! Join Tiga, Fluffanora, Peggy and the evil Felicity Bat in their third glitzy adventure, following Witch Wars and Witch Switch Tiga Whicabim loves her new life in the witchy, glitzy, black and white world of Sinkville. Now, suddenly, colour has started seeping back into Ritzy City – first there was a green apple in the middle of the road, and then Tiga’s old evil guardian appears in a garish orange dress.
10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408852699 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408852705 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Tiga, Peggy and Fluffanora soon discover Celia Crayfish and all the Big Exit witches are back! And they want to destroy Sinkville once and for all. Sibéal Pounder works for the Financial Times. Other writing credits include Vogue.com and trend forecasting company WGSN, and she volunteers at the Media Trust, teaching kids who want to get into journalism. Laura Ellen Anderson is a children’s book author and illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing and would like to live on the moon when humans make it possible.
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The Very Royal Holiday Written by
Can the intergalactic, interstellar Holy Moly Holiday be as good as it sounds? The fourth adventure in this highly imaginative and hilarious series is packed with friendly aliens, cute kittens and rollerblading in foam ...
5 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408863947 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408863954 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Holly, Anna and Pepino are thrilled to finally be going on the amazing intergalactic Holy Moly Holiday! They have been promised scuba diving in volcanoes, followed by a flight to Mars and, most excitingly of all, hot chocolate on tap. But if there’s trouble to be had, the three friends will find it. Even on this terrific trip ... This fabulously funny follow-up to The Royal Babysitters, The Royal Wedding Crashers and The Royal Bake Off, with its wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, will delight fans of Judy Moody and Darcy Burdock. The Queen and King of Britland hired Clémentine Beauvais to write down these quite thrilling royal adventures, because 1) she didn’t mind being paid in chocolate mints and 2) Prince Pepino had rather enjoyed the Sesame Seade Mysteries, her previous children’s books. Clémentine is of Francian origin, but has no noble blood whatsoever. The manuscript was illuminated by Becka Moor, who lives in the windy north of Britland.
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Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads Written by
The second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton sees Malcolm and the peculiar Uncle Gobb go to America, each with a cunning plan ... Even though Malcolm managed to bamboozle and confuzle Uncle Gobb in the last book (hooray!), it was only temporary (boo!). Uncle Gobb is still living with him and still roaring at him about peas and poetry and Peter Parker. This time the plan to get rid of Uncle Gobb has to be mega. It has to be epic. It has to involve America, a camper van, the Genie (of course), Aunty Brenda the Mender, the Jumblies and Malcolm’s long-lost dad. But Malcolm doesn’t know that Uncle Gobb also has a plan. A plan to get rid of Malcolm once and for all ...
9 JUNE 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408851333 / £9.99 EBOOK / 9781408851340 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A bonkers book about standing up for yourself, packed with crazy illustrations.
Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed Malcolm lives with Uncle Gobb, his outrageously awful, strangely obsessive uncle, who quizzes him incessantly and thinks everyone should do more homework. In fact, he’s threatened to put Malcolm in his Dread Shed if he doesn’t answer his bonkers questions correctly. Malcolm needs to get rid of him. But how? Join Malcolm in his quest to stop Uncle Gobb in his tracks, along with his best friend Crackersnacker and a Genie who appears when he rubs his nose. But no weasels. There are definitely no weasels in this book. It does include lots of very useful facts, however, many of which are untrue. Michael Rosen is a hugely successful author of picture books, poetry, fiction and nonfiction. He frequently appears on radio and gives talks on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and has won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Neal Layton has illustrated more than 60 books to date. His fresh and spontaneous illustrations have earned him numerous awards, including the Smarties Prize and the prestigious Gold award. He lives in Southsea.
9 JUNE 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408851326 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408851319 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Superhero School: Thunderbot’s Day of Doom Written by
The Avengers meets Captain Underpants in the fourth Superhero School story from the bestselling author of Dirty Bertie and the outstanding illustrator of Yuck! Welcome back to Mighty High – the school for superheroes.
7 JANUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408825266 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408825334 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Our heroes, Stan, Minnie, Miles and, of course, Pudding the Wonder Dog, face their toughest challenge yet – a weatherman gone bad! Thunderbot is determined to hold the country to ransom by controlling the weather – he even threatens to put the Queen in danger! With gadgets a-plenty, our young superheroes must battle through ice, snow, tornadoes and lightning strikes – but can they save the day? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers. Alan MacDonald started off working in a travelling theatre company. He has written stories and dramas for the BBC (both television and radio), as well as many children’s books. Alan lives in Nottingham. Nigel Baines has worked for many years as a children’s book illustrator. Series he has illustrated include Yuck!, Hank Zipzer and Do Igloos Have Loos? by Mitchell Symons, which won a Blue Peter Book Award. He lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy who did P.E. in his Pants A.F. Harrold The fifth book in the hilarious Fizzlebert Stump series, from A.F. Harrold, the author of the acclaimed The Imaginary. Perfect for fans of Mr Gum Going to school isn’t very exciting, is it? Well, for Fizzlebert Stump it’s an adventure!
11 FEBRUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408853399 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408853405 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. He is usually found training to be a strongman or learning history with a magician or playing football with a sea lion, but not today. After being lost in the woods and mistaken for a very rude girl, here he is, at the back of the class, confusing the teacher. Will anyone believe Fizz is telling the truth? Can he find his way back home? Or will he be forced to sit up straight and pay attention forever? A story of friendship, foolish grown-ups, mistaken identity and a very fortunate case of hayfever. A.F. Harrold is a poet and novelist, who writes and performs for both children and adults. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats and one beard. He spends his spare time showing off on stage, in schools and at home, and his non-spare time sitting around stroking his beard and writing things down. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.
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Fridays with the Wizards Jessica Day George Continuing the New York Times bestselling series, Jessica Day George brings readers on a magical adventure in Castle Glower Princess Celie and her companions have made it home safely from the Glorious Arkower, and everything is back to normal now that the Eye of the Castle is where it belongs. But when the dangerous ancient wizard Arkwright escapes the dungeon and goes missing within the Castle, no one can rest until he is found. Only Celie knows where he is most likely hiding–deep within the secret passageways behind the walls of their beloved Castle. With danger lurking behind every tapestry and under every trap door, Celie must find the wizard and save her family. Readers will be swept away by another charming magical adventure featuring Princess Celie and her very special Castle.
11 FEBRUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408858417 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408858424 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Jessica Day George is the New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays at the Castle, Wednesdays in the Tower and Thursdays with the Crown. Originally from Idaho, Jessica lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, their three young children, and a Maltese pup named Pippin who often makes cameo appearances in her books.
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Knightley & Son: 3 of a Kind Rohan Gavin Sherlock meets Ocean’s Eleven in this wickedly funny, actionpacked crime caper Darkus Knightley is used to expecting the unexpected. An extraordinary solver of crimes, with immense powers of deduction, and regularly found bedecked in tweed, Darkus is anything but the average 13-year-old. But he is the person to call when strange goings-on are afoot! Alongside his father and stepsister, Tilly, Darkus must once again face the deadly criminal organisation, The Combination – and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, they will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game. Will the odds be in our detective trio’s favour? Or will this be the Knightleys’ final roll of the dice?
7 JANUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408860083 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408860090 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Rohan Gavin attended Exeter College, Oxford, and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he worked as a screenwriter. After developing a passion for hard-boiled detective fiction and outlandish conspiracy theories, he returned to London to write the Knightley & Son series. His ambition is to start a father–son detective agency, if his son will allow it. ALSO AVAILABLE:
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The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat Written by
The first madcap book in a series packed with genius inventions and death-defying stunts and starring a talking dog! Fans of David Walliams and Tom Gates will love it 7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869970 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408869987 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BENT AGENCY TERRITORY: WE
Every Friday the 13th, 11-year-old genius Nate Bannister does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. This time, he taught a caterpillar to read, mailed a love letter, and super-sized his cat Proton before turning him invisible. Now Proton is on the loose, and Nate and his new friend Delphine must reverse the experiment before the cat crushes everything and everybody in town. And the Red Death Tea Society, known for its criminal activity and tea brewing skills, is plotting against Nate and Delphine. The dynamic duo must use their creativity, courage and friendship to save the day. Paul Tobin lives in Portland, Oregon, and is one of the two head writers for the Angry Birds comics, along with comics for Marvel, Dark Horse and DC Comics. He is also writing episodes for the upcoming season of Angry Birds cartoon shorts. (He further rounds out his domination of iPhone games by writing the Plants vs. Zombies comics.)
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Anyone But Ivy Pocket Written by
Who can you rely on to deliver a priceless diamond to an undeserving heiress? ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET! An uproariously unique voice in fiction has arrived – and demands to tell her tale! Ivy Pocket is a 12-year-old maid with the natural instincts of a wartime Prime Minister. Or at the very least, a lighthouse keeper. For the princely sum of £500, Ivy has agreed to courier the Duchess of Trinity’s most precious possession – the Clock Diamond – from Paris to England, and to put it around the neck of the revolting Matilda Butterfield on her 12th birthday. Acquiring bosom friends and instant enemies as she goes, it’s not long before Ivy finds herself at the heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, mayhem and murder.
14 JANUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408858646 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: MADELEINE MILBURN AGENCY TERRITORY: COMM EU EX USA, OM
Illustrated in humorous gothic detail by John Kelly, Anyone But Ivy Pocket is just the beginning of one girl’s deadly comic journey to discover who she really is ...
Somebody Stop Iv y Pocket A slightly dead girl with a nose for a mystery? SOMEBODY STOP IVY POCKET! The hilarious follow-up to Anyone But Ivy Pocket Ivy is now the beloved daughter of Ezra and Mother Snagsby, coffin makers, even if she does have to work rather like a maid. Their trade is roaring, and Ivy is as happy as a pig in clover. Especially when she escapes to the library to talk to the devastatingly sympathetic Miss Carnage. But then Ivy guesses that all is not as it seems with her new parents, and discovers that she can pass into the world of the Clock Diamond. There, she sees her friend Rebecca, horribly sad and desperate. Can Ivy save Rebecca, and what do a missing aristocrat, a forbidden love affair and a bullfrog have to do with her mission? Illustrated in hilarious gothic detail by John Kelly, Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket is the second tale starring the outrageous and irrepressible Ivy.
5 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408858677 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408858684 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: MADELEINE MILBURN AGENCY TERRITORY: COMM EU EX USA, OM
Caleb Krisp was raised by militant librarians who fed him a constant diet of 19th century literature and room-temperature porridge. He graduated from the University of Sufferance with a degree in Whimsy and set out to make his mark in the world as a writer. His only communication with the outside world is via Morse code or kettle drum. He trusts no one. John Kelly is an illustrator, writer and designer who has worked for Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Aardman Animation, and others. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice (Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner and Scoop! ).
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Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar The thrillingly weird, scary and funny new novel from the author of multimillioncopy bestseller Holes. A story of friendship, bullying, secrets – and toxic, itchy, awful Fuzzy Mud If you go down to the woods today ... Well, every child knows NOT to, don’t they? Every day Tamaya and Marshall walk to school together. They never go through the woods. And when they arrive at school they stop talking to each other – because Marshall can’t be seen to be friends with a little kid like Tamaya. Especially not with Chad-the-bully, who makes Marshall’s life miserable, around. But today, hoping to avoid Chad, Marshall and Tamaya decide to go through the woods ... And what is waiting there for them is strange, sinister and entirely unexpected. 16 JUNE 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408864753 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN,OM
The next day, Chad doesn’t turn up at school – no one knows where he is, not even his family. And Tamaya’s arm is covered in a horrible, burning, itchy wound. As two unlikely heroes set out to rescue their bully, the town is about to be turned upside down by the mysterious Fuzzy Mud ...
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom The wonderfully funny and richly warm story by bestselling, award-winning author Louis Sachar Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you. Meet Bradley Chalkers. He’s the oldest child in the class. He tells ENORMOUS lies. He picks fights with girls. The teachers say he has ‘serious behaviour problems’. And no one likes him ... except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he wasn’t afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself. 14 JANUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869109 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN,OM
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A heart-warming story of isolation, bravery and acceptance from the bestselling author of Holes. Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes his novels and plays quite a lot of bridge. His novel Holes has sold over 1.5 million copies in the Bloomsbury edition alone and Louis is the recipient of many of the world’s best regarded book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. Holes was the first Liverpool City Read title and won the Sheffield Book Award.
Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den Aimée Carter In the time it took Simon to blink, his very human uncle had changed into a real, live, snarling wolf. Simon froze. It wasn’t possible. Humans didn’t turn into animals 12-year-old Simon Thorn has an incredible secret: he can talk to animals. When herds of hungry rats kidnap his mum, Simon must go on a terrifying mission to rescue her. Soon he discovers he can do more than just talk to animals ... Simon is an Animalgam – someone who can turn into an animal – and there is a whole secret Animalgam kingdom which is in terrible danger. But Simon Thorn is the only person who can save it.
11 FEBRUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408858011 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408858028 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: STIMOLA LITERARY STUDIO TERRITORY: WE
Thrilling, explosive and compulsively addictive. Aimée Carter is the author of the YA series The Goddess Test. She started writing fan fiction at 11, began her first original story four years later, and hasn’t stopped writing since. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys seeing movies, playing with her puppies and wrestling with the puzzles in the paper each morning. She lives in Novi, Michigan. Visit her online at aimeecarter.com or on Twitter at @aimee_carter.
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The Honeymoon Sisters Gwyneth Rees Real world, real girls, real emotion – bestseller Gwyneth Rees brings her magic to 9 –11-year-olds with a brilliant new strand of heartfelt fiction, perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy, Jacqueline Wilson and Judy Blume
10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408852750 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408852767 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Poppy’s house has always had at least one foster-brother or sister. But when her mum announces they’ll be getting a new foster-child, she isn’t expecting it to be Sadie Shaw. Sadie is hard as nails, cold as ice, tougher than a tiger – and the new girl in Poppy’s class at school. They’d never be seen together in public. Now they’re sharing a bathroom. Sadie and Poppy have a secret. Their mums are sisters – but they haven’t spoken for years. Now Poppy’s mum is treating Sadie like a long-lost daughter. How can Mum fall for Sadie’s sweet-as-honey act – when Poppy knows what she’s really like? Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and grew up in Scotland. She studied Medicine and qualified as a doctor, working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist before she became a full-time writer. Her bestselling books include the Fairy Dust series, Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze and The Mum Hunt, winner of the Red House Award. She lives near London with her husband, two young daughters and noisy cat.
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Eliza Rose Lucy Worsley The debut children’s book from television historian, Lucy Worsley, is lively, witty and vibrantly told. A captivating glimpse behind the scenes at Henry VIII’s court, this is perfect for fans of Hetty Feather Eliza Camperdowne’s fate is to marry a rich man. As the single heiress to her old but impoverished family, it is the only way she can save their beautiful, crumbling home. With her quick wit and dazzling green eyes, Eliza thinks that she has everything under control. But when she becomes a Maid of Honour at the court of Henry VIII, she finds herself underprepared for the treachery and whispers. Eliza doesn’t know how to play the games that her glamorous cousin, and rival, Katherine Howard does. And when Katherine becomes Queen, Eliza must sacrifice her own happiness to keep a grave secret. One that puts both her and Katherine’s lives in jeopardy.
7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869437 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408870129 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: FELICITY BRYAN TERRITORY: COMM EUEXCAN,OM
Lucy Worsley is Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that runs the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and other sites, which attract more than four million visitors a year. She has published non-fiction books on architecture, palace life and most recently and exotically, the history of murder. They include If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home (Faber & Faber) that became a bestseller in America after being chosen for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. Lucy also presents history television documentaries for the BBC, including the recent Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance series with Len Goodman of Strictly Come Dancing, and Britain’s Tudor Treasure with David Starkey.
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Welsh Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Latin Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling Translated by Emily Huws
14 JANUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408871591 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
14 JANUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408869116 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
J.K. Rowling Translated by Peter Needham
The Welsh edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the Latin edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets are to be reissued with the stunning Jonny Duddle cover art to bring these acclaimed translations to a new generation of young readers. Learners and lovers of Welsh and Latin will delight in these sparkling translations, which perfectly capture the wit and invention of J.K. Rowling’s original books. Ideal for anyone learning or teaching these languages, whether at school or at home.
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Written by
28 JANUARY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408869123 / £25.00 ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Written by
5 MAY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408869130 / £25.00 ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Gorgeous gift editions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, with line art by Jonny Duddle etched in foil on the cover and slipcase – the perfect presents for Potter fans old and new J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 78 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. As well as receiving an OBE for services to children’s literature, she has received many awards and honours, including France’s Légion d’honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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Monster Odyssey: The Venom of the Scorpion Jon Mayhew Awesome adventure, bloodthirsty monsters and evil villains. The Monster Odyssey books are killer reads and perfect for readers ready to move on from Beast Quest ! A new and dangerous mission awaits in this final book in the fantastic Monster Odyssey series, in which Dakkar must defeat a clan of evil brothers intent on ruling the world, while battling terrifying monsters. After being framed for murder, Dakkar must escape from prison and follow the only clue he has – a scorpion-handled dagger – to clear his name. Knowing this must be the work of an evil Oginski brother, Dakkar soon finds himself in Algiers facing the deadliest monster yet! 14 JANUARY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408854259 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408854266 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE GREENHOUSE LITERARY AGENCY TERRITORY: COMM EUEXCAN,OM
A fast-paced adventure with underwater battles and dramatic desert action. Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson, Indiana Jones and monsters! Jon Mayhew is a man with a dark imagination, who has always loved writing and storytelling. An English teacher (to children and teenagers) for twenty years, he now works as a specialist teacher for children with autism. He has four children himself and, when neither teaching nor writing, he plays in ceilidh bands and runs marathons. Jon lives between the ancient cities of Chester and Liverpool.
Urban Outlaws: Counterstrike Peter Jay Black The Urban Outlaws race against the clock to infiltrate the Facility before their enemy does, in the fourth action-packed book for fans of Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow The Urban Outlaws face their biggest challenge yet. They have to break into the Facility and find the ultimate weapon – Medusa – before Hector does. But there are five levels of security to crack and a mystery room that has Jack sweating whenever he thinks about it. The clock is ticking. Hector is determined to release doomsday and it is down to the Urban Outlaws to stop him. Can Jack come up with a plan in time?
7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408851494 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408851500 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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The tension is high in the fourth book of this high-tech, high-octane adventure series. urbanoutlawsbunker.com Peter Jay Black loves gadgets, films and things that make him laugh so hard he thinks he might pass out. He went to Arts University Bournemouth and a career in IT followed. One day, a team of super-skilled kids popped into his head and, writing in a Hollywood apartment, he brought them to life. Peter lives in Dorset and in his spare time he enjoys collecting unusual artefacts like Neolithic arrowheads, ancient Egyptian rings and fossilised dinosaur poo.
Time Stoppers Carrie Jones Annie has the power to stop time! A sweeping fantasy adventure about kids finding their places in a magical world – perfect for fans of Jonathan Stroud or Joseph Delaney Day one at Annie Nobody’s newest foster home proves to be dreadful ... and things get even worse when she’s chased by something big and scary. Luckily for Annie, she gets swept up – literally – by a sassy dwarf on a hovercraft snowmobile and taken to Aurora, a hidden magical town. There, she finds a new best friend in Jamie Hephastion Alexander – who thought he was a normal kid but just might be a troll – and Annie discovers that she’s a Time Stopper, meant to protect the enchanted. Together, Annie and Jamie get to know a whole new world of magic, power and an incredible cast of creatures and characters. But Aurora is under siege. It’s up to the kids to protect their new home, even if it means diving head first into magical danger.
3 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408872581 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408876220 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Carrie Jones is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as After Obsession, co-written with Steven E. Wedel. She also co-edited the anthology Dear Bully, about YA authors’ experiences with bullying. She is a distinguished alumna of Vermont College’s MFA program and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine, because she likes cop stories. Really.
Girl vs Boy Band: The Right Track Harmony Jones For fans of Taylor Swift and One Direction comes a new series featuring an aspiring singer-songwriter and the boy band that could steal her spotlight Talented but painfully shy Lark secretly writes feisty, heartfelt songs about school, boycrushes, not getting along with her mum and missing her dad, who lives in Nashville. But songwriting becomes harder to keep secret when Lark’s mother, who runs a record label, announces that British boy band Abbey Road will be coming to live with them while they make their first album! But sharing her L.A. home with three noisy, mischievous rising stars isn’t as glamorous as expected. When trouble arises, will Lark gain the courage to step into the spotlight herself? Pop music fans will LOVE this!
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Harmony Jones is the author of many novels for children and young adults. She splits her time between Connecticut and the Rhode Island coast, where she lives happily with her husband and their two incredibly spoiled golden retrievers. She is a lifelong fan of pop music, and even has a whole room in her house dedicated to her favourite group of all time – The Beatles! FICTION 9 – 11 YEARS 51
The Bombs That Brought Us Together Brian Conaghan A powerful, warm, funny and moving novel from the Carnegie Medal shortlisted author of When Mr Dog Bites. The story of two friends, one shed, a war and a terrible choice 14-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don’t want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes forever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town’s rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There’s a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy.
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Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will ... Brian Conaghan was born in 1971. He was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin. He is the author of The Boy Who Made It Rain and has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Over the years Brian has made his dosh as a painter and decorator, a barman, a DJ, an actor, a teacher and now a writer. He currently lives in Dublin with two beauties who hinder his writing: his wife Orla and daughter Rosie. When Mr Dog Bites was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal.
Star Struck Jenny McLachlan The next book from breakout star of teen fiction, Jenny McLachlan. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this irresistible, hilarious story about friendship, finding yourself and keeping it fierce Following on from Sunkissed, Jenny McLachlan’s next book is perfect for fans of Geek Girl and Louise Rennison.
10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408856130 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408856147 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: AM HEATH TERRITORY: COMM/EUEXCAN,OM
In a fantastic final hurrah for our lovable heroines – Bea, Betty, Kat and Pearl – Jenny McLachlan’s latest book tells Pearl’s story. Pearl is the ‘bad girl’ of the group – she drinks, she smokes, she swears – and she’s mean to Bea and Betty. But she did fly halfway round the world to rescue Kat in Sunkissed. If there’s one thing Pearl knows deep down, it is how to be a friend. And now, more than ever, she could really use a friend. There will be laughter, there will be tears and there will definitely be kissing. Most importantly, Pearl will be keeping it fierce! Before Jenny started writing books for teenagers, she was an English teacher. Although she loved teaching funny teenagers (and stealing the things they said and putting them in her books) she now gets to write about them full-time. In her spare time, just like Bea, the heroine in her first novel, Flirty Dancing, Jenny loves to jive. She is based in Eastbourne.
The Winner’s Kiss Marie Rutkoski The last book in the breathtaking Winner’s trilogy is an irresistible story of forbidden romance and class warfare Following the action and drama of The Winner’s Crime, Kestrel has been banished to the work camps of the tundra. Arin, unaware of the part that Kestrel played in helping his people, now faces the full might of the empire – and war is coming. Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them. Marie Rutkoski is a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Shakespeare, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. Marie can tie a good double figure-eight knot and is very fond of perfume, tea and excellent bread and butter.
10 MARCH 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408858745 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408858752 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: CHARLOTTE SHEEDY AGENCY TERRITORY: COMMEXCAN,OM
When We Collided Emery Lord For fans of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell comes a pitchperfect account of romance, elation and loss. This story of girl meets boy is all about embracing life and accepting yourself 17-year-old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has changed: his father used to be alive, and now he’s not. Reeling from the tragedy, Jonah must take care of his family. Enter Vivi Alexander, new girl in town. 7 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408870082 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408870624 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: FULL CIRCLE LITERARY AGENCY TERRITORY: WE
Vivi is in love with life. A gorgeous, unfiltered hurricane of thoughts and feelings, she transforms Jonah’s family and changes his life. But there are always consequences when worlds collide ... Emery Lord is the author of Open Road Summer and The Start of Me and You. She lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, with a husband, two rescue dogs, and a closet full of impractical shoes.
Burning Danielle Rollins Orange is the New Black meets Carrie in this uniquely creepy story of the darkness that dwells in each of us After three years in juvie, Angela Davis is just three months shy of release. She’ll finally see her little brother again. And she’ll get the hell out of the pit that is Brunesfield Correctional Facility. But then Jessica arrives ... She’s young, only ten years old, and she’s brought to Brunesfield in shackles under the highest security possible. She doesn’t speak and is placed in the segregation ward. No one knows what she did to end up there. But there are plenty of rumours. Soon creepy things begin to happen to Angela and her friends that can only be traced to the new girl’s arrival and it becomes clear that Jessica is more dangerous than anyone ever expected ...
21 APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869956 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408869963 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: D4EO LITERARY AGENCY TERRITORY: WE
Danielle Rollins has won numerous awards for her fiction and non-fiction, and earned a 2009 Pushcart Prize nomination for her short story, Drive. She’s the author of The Merciless under the pseudonym Danielle Vega, and Burning is her debut under her own name. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends far too much money on vintage furniture and leather boots.
A Court of Thorns and Roses 2 Sarah J. Maas From New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes the second book in a breathtaking and seductive series about a girl with a human heart in a dangerous faerie world
5 MAY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408876190 / £12.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408857885 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408857892 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Feyre has escaped from Amarantha’s deadly court, and she now has the powers and immortality of the High Fae. But Feyre’s heart remains human, and that heart cannot forget the terrible things she did to save Tamlin and the whole of Prythian. Nor has Feyre forgotten the bargain she struck with the dangerous and alluring Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court. And when Rhys arrives on her wedding day to snatch Feyre away, she knows that he hasn’t either. Feyre soon learns that an even greater evil lurks across the sea in Hybern – and she might be the key to stopping it. But only if she’s able to harness her powers and understand her growing feelings for Rhys ... Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and George R.R. Martin, this sexy and action-packed second book is even more impossible to put down than the first.
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
Whisper to Me Nick Lake Printz-winning, Carnegie shortlisted Nick Lake delivers an emotionally gut-wrenching love story told in reverse in this riveting, heartrending read I love you. I'm sorry for what I did to you. I'm going to write it all down, explain everything that happened, why I broke your heart. Cassie's own heart was broken when she was younger, by a tragedy she can barely talk about. She lives near the beach with her angry father and his collection of reptiles, and a voice that whispers strange, dark thoughts into her mind. Cassie is 17 and she is unravelling. Even when she first meets him, the boy, the one, she can't begin to imagine that anything could happen between them. That he might be someone amazing. That in the course of one summer, she will go to the darkest places and back again, with him by her side. That she might have to hurt him to save herself.
5 MAY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408853863 / ÂŁ6.99 EBOOK / 9781408853856 / ÂŁ6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: UNITED AGENTS TERRITORY: WE
Told in flashbacks, as a letter from heartbreaker to heartbroken, this powerful, unforgettable novel is intense, explosive and utterly gripping. Nick Lake lives near Oxford with his wife and family. He works in publishing by day and writes books in every spare moment he can find. His powerful and moving novel In Darkness, about the Haitian earthquake, won the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. His second novel for Bloombury, Hostage Three, also received great acclaim.
One Sarah Crossan The phenomenal new novel from Carnegie shortlisted author, Sarah Crossan. Incredibly moving and extraordinarily crafted, it explores the unbreakable bond and love between sisters Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. But can they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? 9 JUNE 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408827215 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE GREENHOUSE AGENCY TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN
Just as Tippi and Grace have begun to live like normal teenagers, Grace gets sick, so sick that separation might be the only option left open to them. But separation could mean spending the rest of their lives in wheelchairs. Separation could mean death. And whatever happens, it means being torn apart. This moving and beautifully crafted novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soulmate? Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a Masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.
Concentr8 William Sutcliffe A powerful multi-character drama set in a very recognisable near-future London – where a drug called Concentr8 is prescribed to teens to keep society safe. Perfect for readers of Malorie Blackman or Patrick Ness In a future London, Concentr8 is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn’t it? What’s good for society is good for everyone. Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen and Blaze have been taking Concentr8 as long as they can remember. They’re not exactly a gang, but Blaze is their leader. They’re also not looking for trouble, but one hot summer day, when riots break out across the city, they find it. What makes five kids pick a man seemingly at random, hold a knife to his side, take him to a warehouse and chain him to a radiator? They’ve got a hostage, but don’t really know what they want, or why they’ve done it. Across the course of five tense days, with a journalist, a floppy-haired mayor, a police negotiator and the sinister face of the pharmaceutical industry, they – and we – begin to understand why ... William Sutcliffe was born in London in 1971. He is the author of the international bestseller Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon, New Boy, Bad Influence, Whatever Makes You Happy and, most recently, The Wall. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Edinburgh.
30 JUNE 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408866245 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: LUTYENS & RUBINSTEIN TERRITORY: WE
Mutant Rising Steve Feasey The brilliant follow-up to Mutant City, an explosive and hugely entertaining read for fans of X-Men, comics, Charlie Higson and Darren Shan Rush: telekinetic. Anya: shape-shifter. Jax: mind reader. Flea: timestopper. Brick: healer.
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As their powers grow, Rush knows his team have a mission that means more than their own survival. Together, they’re the ultimate weapon – they might just beat President Melk’s evil government. But as Melk threatens to destroy the entire Mutant city, Rush’s feelings for Tia, one of the Pure, threaten to complicate everything ... A thrilling sequel to Mutant City, packed with action, adventure and a collection of unlikely heroes – plus two spectacularly good villains, to boot. Steve Feasey lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and kids. He says he didn’t learn much at school except how to get into fights and chat up girls – he wasn’t particularly successful at either – but he was always a voracious reader. His first book, Changeling, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize and became a successful series. Mutant Rising follows Mutant City as his second book for Bloomsbury.
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Index 21 Stolen Kisses 63
A Beginner's Guide to Coding 29 A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting 6 A Court of Thorns and Roses 2 58 Alice Through the Looking-Glass Activity and Sticker Book 23 Any Way You Slice It 64 Anyone But Ivy Pocket 43 Archie Loves Skipping 17 Are You Sitting Comfortably? 9 Awesome Body Book, The 29
Baby Look and Feel: Farm 21 Baby Look and Feel: Home 21 Beyond Our Stars 65 Bombs That Brought Us Together, The 53 Burning 57
Captain Pug 32 Carry and Play: I Love You 21 Carry and Play: Spring Friends 21
Fatima and the Dreamthief (Arabic) 67 Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy who did P.E. in his Pants 38 Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer 31 Fridays with the Wizards 39 Fuzzy Mud 44
Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat, The 42 Ghosoun, the Gazelle’s Sister (Arabic & English) 67 Girl vs Boy Band: The Right Track 51
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 49 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Latin 48 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Welsh 48 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 49 Hollywood Witch Hunter 63 Honeymoon Sisters, The 46 How to Become a Snappy Speller 28
Cloudspotter, The 15
How to Get a Grip on Grammar 28
Devil You Know, The 66
I Went to the Supermarket 8 I Wish I Were a Pirate 18
Draw it! Pirates 24
I Wish I Were a Princess 18
Eliza Rose 47
I’ll Never Let You Go 16
Kiss It Better 15 Knightley & Son: 3 of a Kind 41
Let's Draw: Animals 24
Self-Destructing Science: Space 25
Lift and Look: Dinosaurs 22
Shawk Al Kawadi (Arabic) 67
Lift and Look: Garden 22
Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den 45
Lift and Look: Space 22
Sir Dancealot 10
Lulu and the Noisy Baby 19
Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket 43
Song of Summer 63
Marmaduke the Very Popular Dragon 12
Star Struck 54
Marsh Road Mysteries: Spooks and Scooters 34
Superhero School: Thunderbot's Day of Doom 38
Missing Colours (Arabic & English) 67
Last Good Day of the Year, The 66
Mistletoe and Mr Right 64 Monster Odyssey: The Venom of the Scorpion 50
Seek and Find: Dinosaurs 25
Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat 5
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom 44
Mutant Rising 62
Time Stoppers 51
My Day at a Wedding Activity and Sticker Book 23
Treasure (Arabic) 67
My Family is a Zoo 16
Truth According to Arthur, The 14
My Feelings 22
My First Dinosaur Sticker Activity Book 23 My First Pets Sticker Activity Book 23
Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed 37
My Football Sticker and Activity Book 23
Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads 37
My Lovely Book 26
Until We End 65
Urban Outlaws: Counterstrike 50
One Good Thing 65
Very Royal Holiday, The 36
One 60 One Wish Away 65
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt 7
What Happens Abroad 64
Pride Unleashed 65
What Happens in Berlin 64
Pride's Pursuit 65
What Happens in London 64
Pride's Run 65
What Happens in Paris 64
Princess in Disguise 66
When We Collided 56
Whisper to Me 59
Return Once More 65
Witch Watch 35
Royal Baby’s Big Red Bus Tour of London, The 11
Wolfish Stew 13
Winner's Kiss, The 55
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