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Dear readers

season, our new non-fiction list offers up a plethora of beautifully presented fact-packed pleasures, led by the kaleidoscopically stunning The Picture Atlas, illustrated by Jill Calder, and Clair Rossiter’s A Year in the Garden Colouring Book, our first collaboration with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. Babies can explore their own world with our glittering black and white Little Baby Books, or Sophy Henn’s irresistible Playtime with Ted and Bedtime with Ted. In picture books, small miscreants will find kindred spirits in Mark Sperring and David Tazzyman’s The Naughty Naughty Baddies, and deadpan wits will adore I’m Going to Eat This Ant by picture book debutant Chris Naylor-Ballesteros. Stepping up the age range, we have a splendidly funny and subversive new series from bestselling Sibéal Pounder, who leaves behind Witch Wars to make mischief underwater with Bad Mermaids. We also have the enormously amazing Spy Toys by Mark Powers – believe me, you donʼt want to mess with that teddy! And Stephanie Burgis’s The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is a delicious classic in the making. In YA, Carnegie winning Sarah Crossan joins forces with Carnegie shortlisted Brian Conaghan to break your hearts with We Come Apart. And all-conquering Sarah J. Maas sets pulses racing once again in the latest instalment of her series A Court of Thorns and Roses. Finally, 26th June 2017 marks a milestone for all of us: it is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Join us to celebrate 20 magical years with new publishing, unmissable events and a thrilling new exhibition at the British Library, inspired by the magic of Harry Potter. Happy reading! Rebecca McNally Publishing Director and International Editor-in-Chief

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National Awards 2016 Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan WINNER FCBG Children’s Book Award: Book for Older Readers 2016 Bomber by Paul Dowswell SHORTLISTED Young Quills Awards 2016 Concentr8

by William Sutcliffe SHORTLISTED YA Book Prize 2016

The Epic Book of Epicness

by Adam Frost WINNER The Blue Peter Book Award 2016: Best Book with Facts

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition written by J.K. Rowling , illustrated by Jim Kay SHORTLISTED The Bookseller Children’s Book of the Year

The Imaginary

by A.F. Harrold & Emily WINNER UKLA Awards 7–11 2016


One by Sarah Crossan WINNER CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 WINNER YA Book Prize 2016 WINNER CLiPPA Poetry Award 2016 WINNER CBI Book of the Year and Children’s Choice Awards SHORTLISTED IBW Book Award 2016 Poppy in the Field

by Mary Hooper SHORTLISTED Young Quills Awards 2016

The Sleeper and the Spindle

by Neil Gaiman & WINNER CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016

Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat

by Emily WINNER IBW Book Award 2016

Chris Riddell


There Will Be Lies

by Nick Lake SHORTLISTED CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 SHORTLISTED UKLA Awards 2016

The Wolf Wilder

by Katherine Rundell WINNER Spellbinding Book Awards 2016

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Fiction: 5 – 7 Years


Fiction: 7 – 9 Years


Fiction: 9 –11 Years


Harry Potter


Teen & YA


Bloomsbury Spark


Also Available (Bloomsbury USA Titles)


Also Available (Kalimat Titles)


Contact List & International Sales




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Captain McGrew Wants You for his Crew! Written by

Mark Sperring

Illustrated by

Ed Eaves

Are you good with a spade? Do you complain if you’re hot? Because Captain McGrew will have you doing the lot! A hugely enjoyable piratical tale from two well known talents Meet Captain McGrew. He’s in need of a crew to do all those jobs that pirate crews do. Can you sploosh down the poop deck? Get up that rig? Find X marks the spot and get ready to dig? Maybe this is the job for you!

12 JANUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408871058 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408871034 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408871041 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

A rollicking tale of some kids who just might find that being a pirate isn’t quite as fun as they think, by a super commercial author and illustrator pairing with combined sales of over 230,000 in the UK alone. Mark Sperring worked as a printer and a bookseller before becoming an author. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy and Four Silly Skeletons. He lives in Bristol. Ed Eaves is the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur (Simon & Schuster). Ed lives on the Kent coast with his wife, fellow illustrator Rebecca Finn, and their family.

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There’s Broccoli in my Ice Cream! Emily MacKenzie 12 JANUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408873298 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408873304 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873281 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO ALSO AVAILABLE:

Granville the Dalmatian will not eat vegetables ... But his grandpa has a cunning plan! A funny story about fussy eating from the creator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar Granville the Dalmatian loves sweet, sugary, chocky wocky gooey things to eat. Not fruit and vegetables, which is a shame, because he comes from a long line of greengrocers and gardeners. So his family come up with a plan to persuade him to be passionate about parsnips and bonkers about broccoli. Only, Granville has a plan of his own – and it will surprise everyone! A fabulously funny story from the creator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Perfect for foodies and fussy kids everywhere! Emily MacKenzie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. Emily’s illustrative work draws from childhood memories, an inquisitive nature and a vivid imagination. This is Emily’s third picture book for Bloomsbury following the successful Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Award, and Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat, which won the IBW Book Award 2016 in the Children’s Picture Book category. Emily lives in Edinburgh.



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I’ll Love You Always Written by

Mark Sperring

Illustrated by

Alison Brown

How long will I love you? Always! A reassuring and beautiful rhyming story with gorgeous illustrations by Alison Brown, for fans of Guess How Much I Love You How long will I love you? A second is too short. A second is no time for a love of this sort.

12 JANUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408873328 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408873335 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873311 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

A minute is no better, for minutes fly by! They’re gone in a moment like a sweet butterfly. Moving through the day, the seasons and then the years, this ode to everlasting love will reassure children and bring a lump to the throat of parents. Moving and heartfelt, this is the perfect gift for new parents, experienced parents – and even sweethearts. Mark Sperring worked as a printer and a bookseller before becoming an author. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy and Four Silly Skeletons. He lives in Bristol. Alison Brown studied Fine Art at Liverpool and now lives in Leeds. Her book with Smriti Prasadam-Halls, I Love You Night and Day, has become an international bestseller.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting Written by

Michelle Robinson

Illustrated by

9 FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408845561 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408845578 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

David Roberts

No self-respecting bearspotter should be without this essential, laugh-out-loud guide to bearspotting from the award-winning author–illustrator pairing of Michelle Robinson and David Roberts Bearspotting is a dangerous business – you ought to take it seriously. So, 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. This guide will tell you all you need to know when walking in bear country. Don’t leave home without it. Are you ready? Let’s go ... Michelle Robinson is the author of many picture books including the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award-winning There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes, illustrated by Jim Field (Bloomsbury). She lives in Frome, Somerset with her husband and two children. David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has illustrated works by authors such as Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson, including the bestselling Tyrannosaurus Drip, Jack and the Flumflum Tree, The Troll and The Flying Bath.



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I’m Going To Eat This Ant Chris Naylor-Ballesteros A stylish, laugh-out-loud tale of comeuppance from new talent Chris Naylor-Ballesteros. Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Chris Haughton and Steve Antony There are so many scrumptious ways to eat this ant. Seared like steak or squished in a sausage ... sundried, salted or sliced ...

9 FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408869895 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408869901 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873878 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

But watch out, anteater! While you’re salivating, this sneaky ant has an escape plan up its sleeve! Take one starving anteater and one slippery ant and you have the super ingredients for a hilarious, stylish story. Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is an illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Limoges, France, with his family. This is his first picture book. He has never eaten an ant.

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I Don’t Want Curly Hair Laura Ellen Anderson A hilariously hairy picture book from bestselling author/illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson 9 FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408868393 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408868409 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408868386 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

NO! I do not want this BIG CURLY HAIR! It’s messy and silly and just plain unfair. Having big hair is TROUBLE – there’s no doubt about it! Surely straight hair is easier, less complicated, more fun ... Or is it? A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair. Lots and lots of hair. Laura Ellen Anderson is a hugely exciting new illustrator of picture books. In 2013, she illustrated CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell’s Snowflakes and is the illustrator of Bloomsbury’s very own Witch Wars series. I Don’t Want Curly Hair is the first book Laura has written and illustrated for Bloomsbury.

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Henry and the Yeti Russell Ayto Join Henry on his quest to find a yeti. Yes, a yeti. But will anyone believe him? The first picture book written by bestselling illustrator Russell Ayto is packed with energy and humour Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home?

9 FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408876602 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408876619 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408882825 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Russell Ayto is a popular children’s illustrator whose books include Quacky quack-quack! (shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award and the Smarties Book Prize), Super Sue and Super Sue at Super School. He won the Gold Smarties Award in 2003 for The Witch’s Children, and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2008 for The Witch’s Children Go to School. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Before illustrating children’s books, he worked for various magazines including Time Out and the Sunday Observer. Russell lives in Cornwall with his family. Henry and the Yeti is the first picture book he has written himself.

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The Naughty Naughty Baddies Written by

Mark Sperring

Illustrated by 9 MARCH 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408849729 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408849736 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408849712 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

David Tazzyman

Meet the Naughty Naughty Baddies. They are wickedly wicked and awfully awful and they have a dastardly plan ... A fiendishly funny picture book by two terrific talents Once there were four Naughty Naughty Baddies. They liked nothing more than being diabolically dreadful. But best of all, they loved creeping ... When Four suggests a cunning plot to steal all the spots off the Queen’s Little Doggy Woof-Woof, they all chuckle evilly as they creep, creep, creep ... What will the Queen do when she sees her spotless Little Doggy WoofWoof? Where is the King sitting as they creep past? (Clue: a throne of sorts.) Will the Naughty Naughty Baddies get away with it? Mark Sperring has worked as a printer and a bookseller. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, DinoDaddy and Four Silly Skeletons. He lives in Bristol. David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus (Bloomsbury) and the Mr Gum books (Egmont), as well as The Truth According to Arthur and Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots. He lives in Leicestershire.

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Leigh Hodgkinson Join one small book-lover’s quest to find the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place in this playful celebration of sharing books and reading

9 MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408864838 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408864814 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Hello there! Are you sitting comfortably? Are you sure? Have you found the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place? Somewhere comfy, NOT itchy-fuzzy? Somewhere quiet, NOT buzz-buzzy? You have? Great! Unfortunately the little chap in this book isn’t having quite as much luck as you are ... Join one small book-lover’s search for the perfect place to sit (just for a bit!) in this beautifully illustrated and designed picture book by the talented Leigh Hodgkinson. Leigh Hodgkinson illustrated The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth (Bloomsbury), Colin and the Snoozebox (Orchard), Goldilocks and Just the One Bear (Nosy Crow) 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. She lives in Lewes, near Brighton, with her husband and their two young children.

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Gecko’s Echo Written by

Lucy Rowland

Illustrated by

6 APRIL 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408859490 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408859506 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408859513 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Natasha Rimmington

A mischievous tale of trickery and motherly courage, perfect for fans of The Gruffalo series Once there was a gecko and she lived inside a cave. She was very, very small but she was also really brave. To stop sneaky animals stealing her precious eggs, Mummy Gecko threatens the wrath of ONE HUNDRED ANGRY GECKOS. But are there really one hundred geckos? And, if there aren’t, how will she protect her family? Lucy Rowland grew up in Cheltenham and now works as a children’s speech and language therapist. She loves to travel and her many trips include backpacking around South and Central America, Indonesia and Southern Africa. Lucy lives in London. Natasha Rimmington graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first class honours degree in Illustration and loves everything to do with children’s books, especially drawing bears! She likes hiking, camping and going to the zoo. Natasha lives in Scotland.

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The Birthday Invitation Written by

Lucy Rowland

Illustrated by

4 MAY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408862988 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408862995 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408862971 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Laura Hughes

Join Ella and a whole host of unexpected guests on an exciting birthday party adventure! When handing out the invitations for her birthday party, Ella mistakenly drops one on the forest floor. Who should find it? A wizard, of course ... and a pirate and a parrot and then a whole host of other wonderful characters. A brilliantly fun picture book gloriously illustrated by the supremely talented and bestselling Laura Hughes. Lucy Rowland grew up in Cheltenham and now works as a children’s speech and language therapist. She loves to travel and her many trips include backpacking around South and Central America, Indonesia and Southern Africa. Lucy lives in London. Laura Hughes is an exciting London-based illustrator. Originally from Bath, she studied illustration at Kingston University. The Birthday Invitation is Laura’s second book with Bloomsbury. Her first was the bestselling We’re Going on an Egg Hunt.

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Cinnamon Written by

Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by


Divya Srinivasan

The award-winning, bestselling Neil Gaiman is paired with up-and-coming illustration talent Divya Srinavasan in this beautiful, vibrantly illustrated fable about a princess and a tiger In a hot country ringed by mountains and jungle lives a princess called Cinnamon. Her eyes are made of pearls, which means she is blind. And, for reasons her parents cannot fathom, she will not talk. So they offer a reward to anyone who can teach Cinnamon to speak. People travel far and wide, but nothing works until a mighty tiger prowls into their palace and announces that he is here to teach the girl-cub to talk ... Neil Gaiman is British and lives in the US. He is the only writer to have won the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for the same title: The Graveyard Book. His diverse catalogue of books includes Stardust, Fortunately, the Milk,The Sleeper and the Spindle and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. A feature film based on his story How to Talk to Girls at Parties starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning will be released in 2017., @neilhimself Divya Srinivasan is an illustrator and animator living in Austin, Texas. Her illustrations appear in The New Yorker magazine, and she has done work for This American Life, They Might Be Giants, Sundance Channel, Sufjan Stevens and Weird Al Yankovic, among others.

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Dino Diggers: Digger Disaster Written by

Rose Impey

Illustrated by

Chris Chatterton

1 JUNE 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408872444 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408872437 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Meet the Dino Diggers – the best in Dino Town! Today the Dino Diggers are building a car factory, but disaster strikes when Tyrone T. rex hits a water pipe. Time for the Dino Diggers to do what they do best! The first in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic free slot-together dino and digger included in every book! Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun. For fans of Amazing Machines and Dylan’s Amazing Dinosaurs. Rose Impey is the author of over 110 children’s books, including the bestselling Sleepover Club series, which has sold more than one million copies and is a television series. She has been shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Rose lives in Leicestershire. Chris Chatterton is an illustrator and animator with a background in graphic design and commercial animation. Dino Diggers is his first series with Bloomsbury. Chris lives in County Durham.

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The Butterfly Dance Suzanne Barton A beautifully illustrated tale of two butterflies learning about friendship, by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted author/illustrator Suzanne Barton Caterpillars Dotty and Stripe do everything together. One day after playing, they spin themselves into snuggly cocoons, and then wake up as beautiful butterflies! But soon they realise that for the first time ever, they look different. Should Dotty only play with butterflies that look like her? And should Stripe only play with butterflies that look like him? 9 MARCH 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408864845 / £11.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Suzanne Barton’s artwork is a beautiful combination of collage, drawing and painting. The Dawn Chorus, Suzanne’s first picture book, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. This is her third book for Bloomsbury.

There Is No Dragon in this Story Written by

Lou Carter

Illustrated by

Deborah Allwright

There is NO dragon in this story! Or is there ... 6 APRIL 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408864890 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408864906 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408864883 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Poor dragon. Nobody wants him in their story. Not Goldilocks, not Hansel and Gretel, no one. But Dragon won’t give up! There must be someone who wants him in their story. Anyone. His enthusiasm surely won’t get him into any trouble ... A glorious story about dragons, heroes and courageousness. From phenomenal new talent, Lou Carter, and Deborah Allwright, the illustrator of the bestselling The Night Pirates. Lou Carter’s work as a schoolteacher sparked her love of children’s picture books and There Is No Dragon in this Story is her first of three picture books with Bloomsbury. Lou lives in Cambridge. Deborah Allwright has been shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award, the Booktrust Awards, and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal three times. Deborah lives in Islington.

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Rockabye Pirate Written by

Timothy Knapman

Illustrated by

Ada Grey

Join Rockabye Pirate as he learns all about what real pirates do before going to sleep. The perfect bedtime book for sleepy pirates everywhere Rockabye pirate, in the crow’s nest, Mummy says bedtime, and Mummy knows best. You’ve had your adventures, you’ve sailed the high seas, So under the covers and go to sleep, please. After sailing the seven seas and making other pirates walk the plank, Rockabye Pirate is sleepy. There’ll be no more yo-ho-hoing and no more ‘A-harr me hearties!’ It’s time for loot-filled lullabies and dreams of buried treasure.

4 MAY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408849385 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408849392 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408849378 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Timothy Knapman has written plays, opera libretti, song lyrics and children’s books. Timothy’s books include the successful Mungo series (Puffin). Ada Grey is the illustrator of the bestselling Royal Baby series for Bloomsbury. She lives in Brighton with her family.

The Big Bad Mood Written by

Tom Jamieson

Illustrated by

Olga Demidova

I WON’T ... I CAN’T ... I DON’T WANT TO!! A wonderfully tantrum-y tale about being Big and Bad and MOODY George is having One of Those Days. One of Those Days where he shouts, ‘I WILL NOT play nicely. I WON’T ... I CAN’T ... I DON’T WANT TO!!’ George’s mum says there’s a Big Bad Mood hanging around him, but George has never seen a Big Bad Mood. That is, until today ... A gloriously clever tale about tempers, tantrums and making amends.

1 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408839195 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408839201 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408848043 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Tom Jamieson is a writer for Private Eye. He was also a head writer on the award-winning series Dead Ringers, and has contributed to television programmes including Have I Got News For You. The Big Bad Mood is his first picture book with Bloomsbury. Olga Demidova studied at the Moscow Art Institute of Applied Arts. She is the illustrator of Peep Inside the Farm, part of the bestselling Peep Inside Usborne series. This is Olga’s first picture book with Bloomsbury.

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Sir Scaly Pants and the Dragon Thief John Kelly Arise, Sir Scaly, and meet your match! The second brilliantly funny story featuring Sir Scaly Pants and his trusty steed, Guinevere Sir Scaly Pants the Dragon Knight ALWAYS fights for what’s right, but it can be very lonely being the ‘One and Only Dragon Knight’. 1 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408856055 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408856062 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408856048 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

When an evil dragon kidnaps the king, Sir Scaly and Guinevere vow to rescue his highness. But when they finally catch up with the wicked fire-breathing, king-napping dragon, Scaly knows he’s met his match. Is the bad dragon really as awful as everyone thinks? Or can Scaly uncover the truth and finally make a friend? A tale full of princesses, peril and pants! John Kelly is an illustrator, writer and designer who’s worked for Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Aardman Animations and others. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, for Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner and Scoop! This is John’s fourth picture book for Bloomsbury.

When the World is Full of Friends Written by

Gillian Shields

Illustrated by

Anna Currey

They knew they wanted friends more than anything else in the whole world ... When the world is full of friends, the fun and laughter never ends. 1 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408849651 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408849668 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Albert, Tom, Flossie and Pipkin love to play, and when a family of squirrels move in to the house across the river they are so excited! Now they have friends to play with ... But how will they cross the stream? A warm and touching story about friendship and working together, from the author–illustrator pairing behind When the World is Ready for Bed and When the World was Waiting for You. Gillian Shields read English at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, before studying acting in London. She has written many children’s books, including Puppy Love (Simon & Schuster) and Sam’s Snowflake (Macmillan Children’s Books). Anna Currey was born in Norfolk, grew up in Ireland, and now lives in Bath. Anna has illustrated many books, including Rosie’s Hat (Macmillan Children’s Books) and the Silverlake Fairy School series (Usborne).

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Lift-the-flap Friends: Pirates and Princess Two exciting, chunky flap board books, for all pirate and princess fans! Ahoy there! Meet the pirate crew, explore the ship, and search for hidden treasure in this fun lift-the-flap board book. Or perhaps you’d prefer a royal adventure? Find out what’s happening in the palace, search for the fairy godmother, and prepare for a magical ball! Bloomsbury’s Lift-the-flap Friends books are packed full on fun flaps and gorgeous illustrations that young children will love. Available in a range of fun topics, including Dinosaurs, Fairies, Princess and Pirates.


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Happy Days Out Ekaterina Trukhan Join in on two brilliant days out: will you visit the farm or explore the city? Peek through the cut-outs to find surprises on the next page, and lift the flaps to discover lots of things along the way! Are you ready to board the bus, see the dinosaurs at the museum and play in the park? Off we go! Or would you rather grab your wellies? Meet the farmer, splash in the mud with the pigs and spot the tractor. Find many of your favourite farmyard animals – it’s time to visit the farm!


Ekaterina Trukhan is an illustrator living and working in London. She creates cheerful, bright illustrations and draws inspiration from everyday life, mid-century illustration and the books she had as a child. Originally from Russia, Ekaterina trained at Camberwell College of Arts.


My First Bible Stories: Noah’s Ark Written by

Charlotte Guillain

Illustrated by

Lesley Grainger

Join the animals, two by two! Learn the miracle of Noah and his ark, with this First Bible Stories board book Introduce your little one to one of the best loved Bible stories: Noah’s ark. Learn how Noah built an ark, enjoy beautiful animal illustrations and understand the rainbow at the end of the story. A gentle introduction to a well known and well loved Bible story. With charming, bright illustrations, and all your favourite animals. A perfect Christening present!


Charlotte Guillain has worked in children’s publishing for over a decade and now writes non-fiction for children. She has written on a range of subjects, including outer space, the environment and teeth! She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two young children. Lesley Grainger was born in Yorkshire, England, where she grew up in a small Northern fishing town. As a child she knew she always wanted to be an artist, and she received a honours first class degree in Illustration and Design. Lesley and her husband now reside in California with their two children.

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My Day: First Words Marilyn Janovitz A lovely book of first words for children and parents to share together 9 MARCH 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408872628 / £11.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

How can so many words be packed into a day? What’s the word for the thing you drink from, or the thing full of water that you splash around in? Learn the answers throughout the day: from when your child wakes up, until they go to bed. Whether they are having breakfast, playing, going to the park or having a bath, there are words that they will recognise and learn. Simple words like bed, plate, dog, book, teddy and many more are paired with charming illustrations. A portable package that can go in a bag, on the bus, in the car – wherever you are! Marilyn Janovitz is a children’s book illustrator with numerous books to her credit, many of which have been translated into several languages. Marilyn’s studio is in New York City, and looks out to the Empire State Building twenty blocks away.

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Playtime with Ted Sophy Henn Lift the flap to find out what Ted is really doing at playtime! Toddlers will adore this chunky board book from award-winning Sophy Henn. Perfect for little adventurers everywhere! Playtime, Ted! Ted isn’t sitting in a box, he’s whizzing along in his racing car. Broooom broooom brooom! Or digging a hole in his digger. Dig dig dig! Or exploring the oceans in his submarine. Bloop bloop bloop! Join in the fun as Ted’s imagination goes wild. Lift the flaps to find out what he is doing next. Perfect for fans of Chris Haughton and Rob Biddulph, this sturdy board book celebrating the imagination will have pre-schoolers chortling with laughter!





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Bedtime with Ted Sophy Henn Lift the flap to find out why Ted isn’t ready for bed! Toddlers will adore this chunky board book from award-winning Sophy Henn. Perfect for little rascals everywhere! It’s time for bed, Ted! But Ted is busy. He’s brush, brush, brushing his teeth with a crocodile! And splish, splosh, splashing with penguins in the bath. And jump, jump, jumping out his fidgets with a kangaroo ... Join in the fun – lift the flaps to find out what Ted is doing next! All the craziness leads to a quiet and soothing ending, making this the ideal fun bedtime read for toddlers.


Sophy Henn studied fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London-based career in advertising, then completed a Master of Arts in Illustration at University of Brighton. Now she writes and illustrates children’s books full-time in Sussex. She has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Where Bear? and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards. She was the World Book Day Illustrator for 2016.

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Little Baby Books Mel Four Two stylish monochrome board books, with bright foil decoration on every page. Enjoy reading first words to your baby, paired with beautiful illustrations of everyday objects. These two titles contain favourite first words for indoor objects (sock, bear, cup, duck, goodnight) and outdoor creatures (bee, ladybird, snail, bird, butterfly)


Black and white board books are perfect for helping your baby to identify first objects and their very first words. The eye catching foil design will ensure these books will continue to be well loved throughout your child’s first few formative years. Mel Four is a hugely versatile book cover designer and illustrator. As well as loving drawing and reading, Mel enjoys all crafts, especially knitting and crochet.


Farmer’s Busy Day Sophie Hanton Welcome to the farm! Visit the animals and join in with all the fun Today is a busy day on the farm! Help brush the horses, catch a naughty goat, feed the hungry piglets and much more.


Young readers will love the beautiful artwork and story of a day on a busy farm. A surprise mirror on the last page will excite all readers once they realise that they are visiting the farm today! Sophie Hanton is a freelance illustrator and designer. She counts herself lucky to be doing a job about which she is so passionate!

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My First Writing Books Write and then wipe clean with your favourite farm or transport things: again and again and again!


Children will love these first writing board books: if they make a mistake, they can wipe clean and start again. These are brilliant activity books to share with your child, with lively illustrations to match each first word. The My First Writing Book series includes popular themes such as Animals, Dinosaurs, Things That Go! and Farm. Try another title in the series for more fun!


Write Your Own Pet Story Write stories about the wonderful adventures you have with your pets in this adorable activity book, packed with cute illustrations and lots of colourful stickers The first sentence of every story has been written for you, but it is up to you to decide what will happen and how the story will end. With boxes on every page offering hints and tips about what to include in your stories, you can let your imagination run wild and develop your writing skills at the same time.


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RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book Hop through the garden and see what wildlife you can find in this beautiful activity book. Perfect for young nature lovers everywhere! Find the ladybirds hidden in the flowers, help the animals find their homes, colour beautiful pictures, see what wildlife you can spot in your garden and much more! Discover lots of different garden wildlife in this exciting activity book, packed with colourful stickers. Produced in partnership with the RSPB and packed with adorable illustrations of all your favourite species, this book will get you out and about exploring the nature that can be found right on your doorstep.


Seek and Find Animals Emiliano Migliardo Search, seek and find speedy cheetahs, friendly giraffes, shy penguins, and much much more! Seek and Find Animals is packed full of eye-popping artwork and awesome facts for endless seeking fun! Can you find the turtle hidden amongst the rocks? Can you spot the eagle soaring through the sky? Search, seek and find animals big and small in these jam-packed animal scenes! Packed full of bustling and bright artwork, Seek and Find Animals provides fun and facts for hours of fun! Emiliano Migliardo is a cartoon illustrator. He has always wanted to be a cartoonist and was inspired by the drawings of Shultz, Matt Groening and Don Martin.


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I Can Use My Potty Sticker Reward Book A charming sticker reward book for all little children who are learning to use a potty for the first time. This book encourages and rewards children who are learning how to use the potty. It also prepares children for little accidents, and helps them figure out what to do next. Whoops! Follow the antics of Joe and Daisy as they learn what a potty is, how to sit on it and when they need to sit on it! You can also help them to choose their pants and decorate their potty. 9 FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408879061 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

With bright illustrations throughout, this book is filled with stickers for children to collect when they have had success using their potty, or when trying to use it: there is no failure in this book!

My Trip to the Dentist Activity and Sticker Book A brilliant activity and sticker book for all children to learn about their first trip to the dentist! How many teeth do you have? Do you know why you need to go to the dentist? Can you brush your teeth?


Going to the dentist can seem scary, but not with this activity book! Make going to the dentist a fun and exciting experience with colouring and sticker activities all about keeping your teeth healthy. There are lots of colourful stickers for you to collect and even a certificate to reward you for sitting in the dentist’s chair!

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We’re Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book Laura Hughes Hunt for eggs with the Easter bunnies in this activity book! Packed with puzzles, games and much more – it’s perfect for the Easter holidays! Can you find all the Easter eggs and help the bunnies get through the maze to escape from the wolf? Based on the bestselling We’re Going on an Egg Hunt, this activity book has plenty to keep the little ones occupied over the Easter holidays. Bursting with colouring, puzzles, games and lots of stickers – this is the essential Easter gift! Laura Hughes is an exciting young London-based illustrator. Originally from Bath, she studied illustration at Kingston University and, since graduating, has created artwork for children’s books, cards, stationery and homewares. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt, Laura’s first book for Bloomsbury, sold over 16,500 copies in three months.


Draw It! Space Sally Kindberg Have an out-of-this-world time with this awesome doodle and sticker book all about space! With incredible space facts and over 100 amazing things to doodle and draw Doodle aliens and rockets, space souvenirs and an astronaut’s lunch. Invent space fish and space pets, and finish off comets and crazy space creatures. Take a robot to outer space and capture some moon dust. Plus pack your suitcase for the most amazing space adventure ever. Sally Kindberg’s incredible and inventive illustrations plus exciting space facts bring outer space to life, making this more than your average doodle book. Also includes over 100 brilliant space stickers. This easy to carry around format will have you doodling wherever you are! Sally Kindberg is an illustrator and writer. She once went to Elf School in Iceland, has written a book about hair, and sailed on a Tall Ship to Lisbon. She lives in London with 67 robots.


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My Trains Activity and Sticker Book Hop on board your first train with this fantastic activity book. It is packed with fun activities and bursting with stickers, so your journey will fly by! Pack a lunchbox for the journey, work your way through the town maze to reach the train station, spot the matching trains in the station and much more! This bright book provides hours of colouring, doodling and stickering fun. Perfect for providing entertainment for children on the move! 4 MAY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408877357 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

My First Day at School Activity and Sticker Book Get ready for your first day at school with this brilliant activity book! What do you wear on your first day at school? Who will you meet? What will you do? What will your teacher be like? There are so many questions about this first experience. This wonderful activity and sticker book is a brilliant way to learn about what the day will be like – it makes the transition to school fun and exciting! You can colour in what you will wear, you can paint a picture of your teacher, you can sticker patterns on the windows and much more!


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Kew: My First Garden Activity and Sticker Book Explore the beautiful plants, flowers and animals in your garden with this stunning activity book This book is full of different activities all about the nature in your garden. Colour in the badger’s home, help the bees fly through the honeycomb maze, add petal stickers to complete the sunflower and much more. With beautiful illustrations on every page and lots of bright stickers, this book is perfect for budding little gardeners everywhere! 4 MAY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408879283 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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The Picture Atlas Illustrated by Written by

Jill Calder

Simon Holland

Bursting full of beautiful artwork, informative maps and astounding facts, take a trip around the world with the amazing The Picture Atlas Explore the world by looking not only at borders, mountains, rivers, seas and oceans, but by discovering the natural wonders of the world, historical artefacts, amazing animals, fascinating cultures and much much more. With stunning illustrations from the incredible Jill Calder, Picture Atlas is quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. From the freezing Arctic Circle with its powerful orca whales, to the amazing Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef, learn, explore and be amazed by the wonders of the world.


Jill Calder is an illustrator, calligrapher, digital artist and lecturer with a love of drawing, ideas, colour, ink, typography, book-binding, and sketchbooks. Jill relishes blending traditional and digital image-making methods as seamlessly as possible to create her award-winning illustrations and lettering. Simon Holland has been writing and editing non-fiction books for more than seventeen years. As a writer, Simon has a penchant for anything fantastic, philosophical, puzzling, paranormal and peculiar.

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Self-Destructing Science Written by

Isabel Thomas

Illustrated by


Nikalas Catlow

Warning: these books will self-destruct as you tear, fold, experiment and scribble for hours of hands-on science fun! Packed full of fun and exciting projects which use the pages in unique and inspiring ways

Animals and Other Wild Things Find out all about amazing animals and plants. Make your own hopping bugs, create and decorate an inflatable fish, and play an animal trumpet as loudly as you can! Can you piece together your very own dinosaur? Can you turn a piece of paper into a hanging mobile of sea creatures? Put your skills to the test!

The Body Do you know how your body works? Discover the secret to life, make your own dancing skeleton, and build a moving robot hand! Can you become a fingerprint detective? Can you paint with food? Find out how brilliant and bizarre the human body is!


Isabel Thomas is the author of over 80 books and has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her experimenting, inventing and wearing out her library card. She lives in Cambridge, where she’s zookeeper to three young sons and a primary school governor. Nikalas Catlow gained an MA in illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. He now works as a writer, illustrator and TV development producer.

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The Book of Me Written by

Adam Frost

Illustrated by

Sarah Ray

A DIY fact book: fill in your own facts, compare with real life hilarious facts, scribble, doodle, and make this your own book! Get ready for another EPIC book from the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 (Best Book with Facts)!


If you ran your own country, what would the rules be? Would you rather fight a lion or a bear? How fast can you run? Answer these questions and much more, with real life comparisons – how do you compare to an animal, another human, or even your parents? Collect your own data and enjoy silly facts, quizzes, and scrapbook activities. Write, draw, cut-out and fully make this a book about you! Adam Frost is one of the UK’s most exciting children’s writers. His stories can be found in print, online and in exhibitions and installations. He has won the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 – Best Book with Facts, and been nominated for the Ottakar’s (now Waterstone’s) Children’s Book Prize. Sarah Ray is an illustrator, designer and creator. Sad slugs, musical worms and rabbits on flying carpets are just some of the things she likes to draw. Sarah finds inspiration from humans and their ways: there’s so much to explore! And that goes for animals too..

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Let’s Do Grammar Andrew Brodie All the preparation your child needs to boost their grammar skills and confidence! With regular progress tests and a complete answer section to aid assessment, this series is the perfect way for your child to practise their grammar skills and consolidate their learning. And for added enjoyment and motivation, each book also contains over 100 reward stickers! Andrew Brodie was a head teacher for twelve years after many successful years in the primary classroom. He began writing his bestselling educational books in 1992 and since then has established himself as a name that teachers trust. He is still very much involved in education and continues to teach on a regular basis.

4 MAY 2017 PAPERBACK / £3.99 AGES 5–6 / 9781472940605 AGES 6–7 / 9781472940643 AGES 7–8 / 9781472940667 AGES 8–9 / 9781472940674 AGES 9–10 / 9781472940704 AGES 10–11 / 9781472940827 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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The Anti-boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things To Do Written by

Andy Seed

Illustrated by

Scott Garrett

Say goodbye to boredom with this fantastic outdoor boredom buster book! Find out how to set bug traps, create a rainbow, construct an amazing summer slide and much, much more! Also includes awesome indoor activities about the outdoors for rainy days.


This brilliant book is bursting with amazing outdoor activities that will have you running for the door! Packed full of hilarious illustrations from the wonderful Scott Garrett, this book will keep you entertained for hours on end! Andy Seed is an author and poet, living in North Yorkshire. He writes memoirs, funny poems and humorous non-fiction books as well as all sorts of things for teachers. Andy’s book, The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff, won the 2015 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award.


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The World’s Greatest Space Cadet James Carter A brand new poetry collection packed with all sorts of magical poems. Join James Carter for a trip into outer space! “Poem, work your magic, do… but most of all say something NEW!” Well-loved poet James Carter takes us on a journey through time and space: from Vikings to a marauding cat and from the edges of the universe to the world’s greatest space cadet. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always original, this exciting collection is out of this world!


James Carter travels all over the cosmos (well, Britain) with his guitar (that’s Keith) to give lively poetry performances and workshops. James once had hair, extremely long hair, and played in an ultra-loud heavy rock band. As a lifelong space cadet, James has discovered that poems are the best place to gather all his daydreamy thoughts. What’s more, he believes that daydreaming for ten minutes every day should be compulsory.

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Little Lemur Laughing Joshua Seigal A fantastically fun collection of poems from dynamic young poet Joshua Seigal, this book will have you laughing like a lemur! A dragon’s sneeze, a dinosaur, a wizard’s spell, a monster’s claw. All these things and many more – that’s what’s in a poem. 9 MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781472930040 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

From daddy-long-legs to dinosaurs, and from monsters to mangos, this riotous collection is packed with poems on every topic you can think of. Funny, sweet, and a little bit silly – there’s something here to get every child excited about poetry. Joshua Seigal is a poet, performer and workshop leader who spends his time visiting schools, libraries and theatres around the country and beyond. He has taken critically-acclaimed poetry shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but usually ends up performing in front of his mirror, using a hairbrush as a microphone. He has managed to gain the minimal skills required to make his own website –


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Trouble Next Door Written by

Chris Higgins

Illustrated by

Emily MacKenzie

From much loved author Chris Higgins and acclaimed illustrator Emily MacKenzie comes a charming new young fiction series about friends and frenemies 12 JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408868836 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408868843 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Bella has just moved into a new house. It’s old and dark and she’s sure there’s a ghost in the attic. But things look up when she meets her new next-door neighbour, Magda. Magda is lots of fun. She’s bubbly and full of imagination and can even turn cartwheels! Soon they are best friends. But Magda is also trouble ... And somehow she makes sure Bella gets the blame for everything. Bella is going to have to watch out, because there’s trouble next door! Chris Higgins began her career as an author writing novels for teenagers and young adults, for which she won a number of awards and was twice shortlisted for the Queen of Teen award. She started writing young fiction when she rapidly acquired a whole bunch of grandchildren, and is the author of the My Funny Family series. Chris has travelled the world and lives in Cornwall with her husband. Emily MacKenzie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, as well as a keen knitter. She is the author/ illustrator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar and Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat. Emily lives in Edinburgh.

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Kitty’s Magic: Ruby the Runaway Kitten Ella Moonheart In this third book in the enchanting series for fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows, follow Kitty and your favourite feline friends from the first two books, or meet them all here for the very first time! Kitty is magical. She can turn into a cat! But with this special power comes a special role: Kitty is the Guardian of the local Cat Council and must help the cats find the purrfect solution to their feline problems. When Ruby the Bengal kitten arrives in Coco’s house, Coco feels left out and she frightens Ruby away. Now it’s up to Kitty to bring Ruby back. Ella Moonheart grew up telling fun and exciting stories to anyone who would listen. Now that she’s an author, she’s thrilled to be able to tell stories to so many more children with her Kitty’s Magic books. Ella loves all animals, but her cat Nibbles most of all. Ella wishes she could turn into a cat, just like Kitty!

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Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer Written by

Alexander McCall Smith

Illustrated by

Kate Hindley

A story of incredible acrobatics and death-defying stunts from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, with fun, energetic illustrations by Kate Hindley throughout 9 MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408865835 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408865842 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: DAVID HIGHAM TERRITORY: COMM/EUEXCAN,OM

Freddie Mole is an ordinary boy who joins the circus one day. He can’t believe his luck when he’s asked to understudy some of the acts. But is he brave enough to go into the lions’ cage? Join Freddie as he tumbles through the air, flies around the big tent and tries to tame four growling lions! A joyful, exciting tale of bravery and show-business glamour by a much loved author.


Alexander McCall Smith CBE is the author of over 60 books, including the internationally bestselling series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. He has won three Author of the Year awards (British Book Awards, Booksellers’ Association and Waterstones). He lives in Edinburgh. Kate Hindley lives and works near the chocolate factory in Birmingham. Kate’s first picture book, The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal. Kate has also brought to life two bind-up editions of Alexander’s work for Bloomsbury: Explosive Adventures and Marvellous Mix-Ups.

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Cowboy Pug Written by

Laura James

Illustrated by

Églantine Ceulemans

Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous ... Cowboy Pug! The second book in a joyful new illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are going to be cowboys for the day – and first of all they’re going horse-trading! But with their noble steed Horsey safely acquired, it’s not long before they find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Can Pug the reluctant hero overcome his fears and save the day once more?

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Laura James worked on film projects including Veronica Guerin and Slumdog Millionaire before signing herself up for Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People. The Adventures of Pug are her first novels for children and are based on the antics of her own very silly dog, Brian. Laura lives in Bath. Églantine Ceulemans was born in Belgium where she spent her childhood devouring comics before moving to France to study illustration. As well as drawing, she loves riding her blue bicycle, cooking (which she is not very good at) and cleaning windows (which she is very good at). Églantine lives in Lyon, France.


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Spy Toys Written by

Mark Powers

Illustrated by

Tim Wesson

Toy Story meets James Bond in this action-packed new series. Spy Toys are going to take the world by storm! Dan is a teddy bear. He’s made for hugging. Aw ... So cute, right? WRONG! Dan’s so strong he can crush cars! But what makes him a faulty toy might just make him the perfect spy. Together with Flax, a robot police rabbit, and Arabella, a doll with some serious anger issues, Dan joins a top-secret team designed to stop criminals in their tracks.

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And just in time! An evil elephant-hybrid is planning to kidnap the Prime Minister’s son. This is a job for ... SPY TOYS! This laugh-out-loud funny first book is jam-packed with fabulous black and white illustrations from Tim Wesson. Book two publishes in July, with book three following in January 2018. Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school and is slightly shocked to find that people now pay him to do it. As a child he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on topsecret missions when he was at school, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story. He grew up in North Wales and now lives in Manchester. Tim Wesson is a published illustrator and author who draws for both children and adults. He is the co-creator of the Mega Mash-Up series for six- to nine-year-olds, published by Nosy Crow.

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Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads Written by

Michael Rosen

Illustrated by

Neal Layton

In this second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton, Malcolm and the peculiar Uncle Gobb go to America, each with a cunning plan ... 9 FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408851333 / £9.99 EBOOK / 9781408851340 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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, the Jumblies, the Genie (of course), Aunty Brenda the Mender 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 ... A bonkers book about standing up for yourself from two crazily creative people, sure to delight fans of David Walliams, Andy Stanton and the Tom Gates series.


Michael Rosen is a hugely successful author of every sort of children’s book – picture books, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He frequently appears on radio and gives talks on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009 and has won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Neal Layton has illustrated more than 60 books to date, working with authors such as Michael Rosen and Cressida Cowell, as well as writing his own books. His fresh and spontaneous illustrations have earned him numerous awards, including the Smarties Prize and the prestigious Gold Award, and his books are currently in print around the world. Neal lives in Southsea with his wife and two daughters.

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Bad Mermaids Written by

Sibéal Pounder

Illustrated by

Jason Cockroft

Stylish mermaids, evil piranhas and a weird magic shell are all set to cause mayhem in the first book of a hilarious new series from the bestselling author of Witch Wars Mermaid Beattie and her best friends Brie and Zelda are swimming home from their fortnight living on land – with legs. But Swirlyshell Lagoon is not the same bustling, shell-studded metropolis they left. Arabella Cod, Queen of the Mermaids, has gone missing and the mysterious Dradlina Swamp has seized power. Her army of piranha patrol the highways and every mermaid in town is at her mercy. Can Beattie, Brie and Zelda stop her and find the Queen of the Mermaids? The answer is more complicated than you might think! Sibéal Pounder previously worked for the Financial Times, where she researched for the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column, interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. As well as Bad Mermaids, she writes about fabulous witches and feisty fairies in Witch Wars, her first much loved series for Bloomsbury, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award.

Photography by Richard Grassie

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Jason Cockroft graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 1994 and has been working as an illustrator of children’s books ever since. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for his work on Geraldine McCaughrean’s retelling of A Pilgrim’s Progress and was the illustrator of the original covers of the final three Harry Potter novels.

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The Adventures of Miss Petitfour Written by

Anne Michaels

Illustrated by

Emma Block

Discover the delicious world of Miss Petitfour. Available in paperback for the first time, it has the playful spirit of Pippi Longstocking and the charm of Mary Poppins 6 APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408868058 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE CANADA LIMITED TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN, OM

Meet the utterly irresistible Miss Petitfour. She loves baking and dancing with her cats, but most of all she loves to fly. All she has to do is pick up a favourite tablecloth and catch the breeze to swoosh off on an adventure – with her many cats dangling paw-to-tail behind her. In five utterly captivating stories of gentle adventure and heart-zinging warmth, poet and novelist Anne Michaels (author of bestselling, award-winning Fugitive Pieces) makes a charming, purrfect debut as a children’s author. Anne Michaels is the international award-winning author of Fugitive Pieces, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Guardian Fiction Prize and was also made into a feature film. She is also the author of The Winter Vault and several books of poetry. Her work has appeared in translation around the world. Anne lives in Toronto, Canada. Emma Block is the illustrator of Tea and Cake and several books for children. She has worked with clients including Anthropologie, Uniqlo and Hallmark. Emma likes charity shops, tea and very sharp pencils.

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The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart Stephanie Burgis For a dragon, a human is the most dangerous prey there is ... This classic new fantasy adventure is perfect for readers of everything from How To Train Your Dragon to Chocolat

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Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest dragon there is. And she’s ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when the human she finds tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, Aventurine is transformed into a puny human girl with tiny blunt teeth, no fire, and not one single claw. But she’s still the fiercest creature in the mountains – and now she’s found her true passion: chocolate! All she has to do is get herself an apprenticeship (whatever that is) in a chocolate house (which sounds delicious), and she’ll be conquering new territory in no time ... won’t she? This timeless, heart-warming story is one dragon’s brilliant journey of discovery – of friendship, chocolate and what it means to be a human (and sometimes a dragon as well). Stephanie Burgis is a dual citizen of the US and the UK and lives in South Wales (land of dragons) with her husband, the author Patrick Samphire, and their children. The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is Stephanie’s first novel for Bloomsbury.

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Prisoner of Ice and Snow Ruth Lauren It’s non-stop fantastical adventure, with a heroine determined to break her sister out of a frozen prison – from the inside. A debut with sisterly love at its heart When 13-year-old Valor is arrested for attempting to murder Prince Anatol, she couldn’t be happier – a prison for the criminal children of the realm is exactly where she wants to be. Valor’s sister Sasha is serving a life sentence for stealing a precious music box from the royal family and Valor plans to break her out ... from the inside! But the stolen music box is part of a plot that neither sister could have ever imagined, and if they fail to expose the plot, Valor and her sister face a fate far worse than prison.

6 APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408872758 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408872758 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Ruth Lauren lives with her partner in an old Victorian house in the West Midlands with a lot of children and cats. She’s been a teacher and worked in lots of different offices, but she likes writing best. Prisoner of Ice and Snow is her debut novel. @RuthLSteven

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Earthfall: Redemption Mark Walden Can Earth be reclaimed? The thrilling conclusion to the outstanding Earthfall trilogy, for sci-fi fans everywhere The battle for Earth continues. In order to defeat the Voidborn, the alien race that invaded Earth, Sam must come to terms with the Illuminate powers he has inherited and return to London. The only hope he has for defeating the aliens is to enlist the help of not only his friends, but also what he fears most ... Sam may have to pay the ultimate price or finally watch the Earth fall.

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Mark Walden’s first book, H.I.V.E., won Richard and Judy’s Best Kids’ Books Ever 9+ category. Paramount has optioned the film rights to H.I.V.E., and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust’s first Booked Up scheme. Mark has followed this success with a further seven titles in the extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series, and the first two books in the Earthfall trilogy. He lives with his family in Hampshire.

Spacejackers: The Pirate King Huw Powell The third swashbuckling quest for Jake Cutler and friends – perfect for fans of Star Wars, pirates and space adventures of all shapes and sizes The galaxy is at war and Jake Cutler is at the heart of it. With his friends and allies captured, it’s up to teenage space pirate Jake to go into battle and take down the corrupt Interstellar Government once and for all. But before he can, Jake must confront important secrets from his own past ... Prepare for blast-off with the explosive conclusion to the Spacejackers series.

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Huw Powell was born in 1976 in Bristol, during the hottest summer on record. He grew up in the village of Pill in North Somerset, where he wrote his first stories for friends and family. After studying English Literature and Art at university, Huw started writing novels while working in London for Lloyds Bank. He now lives in Portishead with his wife Beata and their two energetic sons.

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The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective Written by

Elizabeth Eulberg

Illustrated by

Matt Robertson

Sherlock Holmes gets a hilarious and unforgettable reboot. Set in modern-day New York, this is perfect for fans of Robin Stevens and Frank Cottrell Boyce Elementary (school), my dear Watson! Shelby Holmes is not your average nine-year-old. For one, she happens to be the best detective her neighbourhood has ever seen: she uses her uncanny analytical mind and sassy attitude to solve crimes which stump even the police department. But when 11-year-old John Watson moves in to her block of flats, Shelby finds a solution to the one mystery that’s puzzled her until now: friendship. When New York’s prize pooch is stolen, this dynamic duo find themselves a dog-napping case that’ll take teamwork to solve.


Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before she headed off to make a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality and We Can Work It Out.

The Mum Hunt Gwyneth Rees Winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award, The Mum Hunt receives a refreshed look and renewed marketing and publicity to bring new readers to this quirky, lovely modern classic Esmie misses her mum, even though she was only a tiny baby when she died. She has a photo of her mum by her bed and sometimes she asks her mum for help. Sometimes she even hears her reply ... Esmie thinks her dad is lonely. And her brother Matthew would definitely benefit from female influence. So Esmie decides to take action: she’s going to find her dad a girlfriend. Beautiful, clever, charming, kind to children and animals ... How hard can it be to find the perfect partner for your dad? Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and grew up in Scotland. She studied medicine and worked 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 Children’s Book Award. Gwyneth lives near London with her husband, two young daughters and one noisy cat.

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Simon Thorn and the Viper’s Pit Aimée Carter The stirring second book in a series that’s Percy Jackson meets Beast Quest, about an ordinary boy who discovers he’s part of a secret race of animal shape-shifters The animal shape-shifters are at war! Simon Thorn has discovered he’s part of a secret race that can change into animals and now, for the first time ever, he has friends. But Simon has a secret that he keeps even from them ... Now Simon must head cross country with his friends, straight into the viper’s pit, battling his own doubts and fears to save his mother. If Simon’s going to succeed, he’ll need to keep his enemies from gathering a terrible weapon or the lives of everyone he loves will be at risk. 9 FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408858035 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408858042 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: STIMOLA LITERARY STUDIO TERRITORY: WE

Can Simon save his mother and his friends? Aimée Carter started writing at 11 and hasn’t stopped writing since. She enjoys films, playing with her puppies and wrestling with the puzzles in the paper each morning. Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den was her first book for middle-grade readers and the beginning of a thrilling new series. Aimée is also the author of several young adult books. She lives in Michigan, US.

Saturdays at Sea Jessica Day George Jessica Day George’s magical, bestselling series comes to a rousing conclusion as Celie and her family set sail on a grand Ship made in the likeness of their beloved Castle! A magical moving Castle with a mysterious past ... In a beautiful seaside kingdom, Celie and her friends help build a grand Ship from parts of their magical Castle. But on their very first voyage, the Ship steers them off-course into dangerous waters. Celie hopes the Ship is taking them to an ancient island full of unicorns, but as the journey grows longer she begins to worry. Celie must trust the Ship, but what if they never reach land again? 9 FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408878248 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408882672 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Saturdays at Sea is the fifth fantastic adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. Jessica Day George is the author of Tuesdays at the Castle and New York Times bestsellers Wednesdays in the Tower, Thursdays with the Crown and Fridays with the Wizards. Jessica lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, their three young children, and a five-pound Maltese named Pippin, who often makes cameo appearances in her books., @JessDayGeorge

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How to Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees Paul Tobin From Eisner Award-winning author Paul Tobin comes the illustrated, hysterical sequel to How to Capture an Invisible Cat, which has double the baddies, double the laughs and double the heart It’s Friday the 13th and for genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three not-so-smart experiments to balance things out. But his nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city if Nate doesn’t join them. Plus, he’s convinced there’s a spy in his school. Nate and Delphine must team up to save the day, and they’ll need the help of some crazy gadgets if they hope to see another Friday the 13th ... Paul Tobin lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, artist Colleen Coover, with whom he created Eisner Award-winning Bandette. He is also the author of a multitude of comics for such publishers as Marvel, Dark Horse and DC Comics. Paul is one of the two head writers for the Angry Birds comics, and is also writing episodes for the upcoming season of Angry Birds cartoon shorts.

9 MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408881804 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408881798 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BENT AGENCY TERRITORY: WE

The Mark of the Cyclops: An Ancient Greek Mystery Saviour Pirotta Step back in time to Ancient Greece and join scribe Nico and his friend Thrax as they try to solve a mystery where nothing is quite as it seems ... It seems you have a talent for solving problems ... Find the real culprit and I’ll pay you in gold ... Nico’s new friend Thrax has a strange knack of figuring things out. And when a valuable wedding vase is broken, Thrax’s special skills might just come in useful. Can the boys prove that slave girl Gaia is innocent, and discover what the Mark of the Cyclops means? A thrilling adventure, The Mark of the Cyclops brings the world of the Ancient Greeks to life and introduces a brilliant new crime-fighting duo. Nico and Thrax are on the case! Saviour Pirotta is originally from Malta and now lives in Saltaire, Yorkshire. He is the author of nearly one hundred titles, ranging from non-fiction about pirates to short novels, as well as stories for Barbie magazine, Disney and educational material for the Teletubbies franchise. He is the author of The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, which has been published successfully around the world.

9 MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781472934147 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781472934161 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

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Revolt Against the Romans Tony Bradman Young Roman Marcus is headed for an island at the edge of the known world – Britannia. But Britannia isn’t a peaceful place and the time is coming to choose a side I’ve fought every kind of barbarian, but the Britons are by far the worst ... Marcus is excited about travelling to Britannia to join his father. But the Britons are strange savages who tattoo themselves and take the heads of their enemies in battle. They won’t bow down to the rule of Rome. As Marcus travels to meet his father he encounters a barbarian chief. Soon, he is forced to make a choice that will change his destiny forever, along with that of Britannia. 6 APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781472929327 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781472929334 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Tony Bradman is an award-winning children’s author who has written for all ages – poetry, picture books, young fiction, novels – and for many reading schemes. He has edited many anthologies of poetry and short stories, has been a judge on several major book prizes, and is a regular reviewer of children’s and young adult fiction for the Guardian. Tony lives in London with his wife and Betty the Border terrier – which makes him the third most important person in the house.

Marsh Road Mysteries: Dogs and Doctors Elen Caldecott This is the final title in the brilliant Marsh Road Mysteries adventure series by hugely popular children’s author Elen Caldecott. For fans of the Laura Marlin Mysteries by Lauren St John Meet Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie: the Marsh Road mystery-solvers.

4 MAY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408876060 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408876077 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: UNITED AGENTS TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM

Sylvie Hampshire is in hospital. She knows she’s responsible enough to take control of her diabetes medication, but now she has to prove it on the hospital ward. She’s only been there for a couple of hours when Barry, a therapy dog, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. It’s time to bring in the gang! With their detective senses on high alert, the five friends set out to find Barry, but the stakes soon become much higher than they thought. Have they finally met their match? Not if Sylvie Hampshire has anything to do with it! Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and is now the author of ten children’s novels for Bloomsbury. Before becoming a writer she was an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Her stories have been shortlisted for 30 awards. She lives in Bristol with her husband and their dog.

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Time Stoppers: Quest for the Golden Arrow Carrie Jones In the second book in the fantastic Time Stoppers series, the evil Raiff has kidnapped Annie’s guardian – and only Annie can stop him and save her magical new home! Can this Time Stopper stop her enemies in time? Another whirlwind, magical adventure by Carrie Jones – internationally bestselling author of the Need series Annie is one of the last in a magical line of humans who can control time, and she has finally found a home in the enchanted town of Aurora, alongside all sorts of mystical creatures. So when Annie discovers that her new guardian has been kidnapped, she is determined to save her. To do so, Annie must win the trust of a dragon and search for the only weapon that can defeat her enemies. But as Annie sets out to save her guardian and her home, she learns shocking secrets about her past ... Carrie Jones is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as Time Stoppers and 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 alum of Vermont College’s MFA program and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine, because she likes cop stories. Really.

4 MAY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408885437 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408885420 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Girl vs Boy Band: The High Note Harmony Jones Fans of Taylor Swift and One Direction will love the second book in this tween series featuring an aspiring singer/songwriter and the boy band that changes her life Lark’s singing is BIG news on YouTube and she’s finally starting to admit that she wants to be heard. But it seems that being a singer/songwriter means that it’s not just her voice that’s in the spotlight, it’s her love life too! With pressure from two music executives – one of them her mum – to sign to their label and with irresistible pop sensation Abbey Road set to go on tour, Lark worries that the only boy that she could really talk about her fears and frustrations with is about to leave ... until the band ask her to be their opening act! Now Lark must find a way to listen to her heart, both on and off stage. Can she find the courage when it counts the most? Lifelong pop-music fan Harmony Jones is the author of the Girl vs Boy Band series. She lives in the US with a huge collection of The Beatles records.


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Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket Written by

Caleb Krisp

Illustrated by

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John Kelly

Ivy Pocket’s final outrageous adventure will fill you with the sort of anticipation that leads to spontaneous combustion. Or at very least a mild headache and a crying fit Our magnificently infuriating heroine is on the very brink of her greatest adventure: bound for London and Prospa House to save Anastasia Radcliff and young Rebecca Butterfield from fates worse than death. But there are difficulties at every turn. The devious Miss Always and her devilish Locks are in hot pursuit. Anastasia is gone, taken by her evil sister-in-law Estelle and hidden in a place no one will ever find her. And worst of all, the Clock Diamond is no longer working, blocking Ivy’s route to Prospa. There’s a mystery to be unpicked and if anyone can do it, it’s Ivy Pocket. After all, she has all the natural instincts of a Russian chess master. 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. John Kelly is a talented author, illustrator and designer of all kinds of books for children from picture books and young fiction to graphic novels and non-fiction. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and he lives in London.

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Brand new editions of three essential companions to the Harry Potter stories, featuring stunning new jacket art by Jonny Duddle, and interior line illustrations by Tomislav Tomic – irresistible reads for all Potter fans

Quidditch Through the Ages

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide charts the game’s history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world.

Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the 15th century, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.



This brand new edition of the book behind the film features an exciting new foreword penned by J.K. Rowling. 14 MARCH 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408880715 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM

The Hogwarts Library Box Set This gorgeous new edition of the Hogwarts Library contains all three of these much loved classics from the wizarding world in handsome hardback editions. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library is an essential companion for anyone reading the Harry Potter series. Perfect for any Muggle or wizard home 6 APRIL 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408883112 / £35.00 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM

A contribution from the sale of each copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages will be donated to Comic Relief. A contribution from the sale of The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be donated to Lumos, the charity founded by J.K. Rowling which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children. For each purchase of The Hogwarts Library a contribution will be made to the two charities, Comic Relief and Lumos.

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House Editions: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J.K. Rowling Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw ... Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer’s pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs – and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling’s modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and sprayed edges in the house colours. Exciting new extra content will include fact files, profiles of favourite characters and line illustrations exclusive to that house. Available for a limited period only, these highly collectable editions will be a must-have for all Harry Potter fans in 2017.

Gryffindor Edition 1 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408883747 / £12.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408883730 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM

Hufflepuff Edition 1 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408883808 / £12.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408883792 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM

Ravenclaw Edition 1 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408883785 / £12.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408883778 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM

Slytherin Edition 1 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408883761 / £12.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408883754 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM

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Gorgeous gift editions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with line art by Jonny Duddle etched in foil on the cover and slipcase – the perfect present for Potter fans old and new

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling



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 79 languages, and made into eight 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 screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016. 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. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children’s literature, France’s Légion d’honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Photography by Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling 2014

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Life in a Fishbowl Len Vlahos Hilarious, gut-wrenching and fist-pumpingly triumphant, this is a story of one teen’s grief for her father and her battle against the reality TV show she’s unwillingly starring in Jackie’s life is pretty normal. That is, until her dad receives a terminal cancer diagnosis. Then he goes and does what anyone faced with mountains of medical bills and a family to support would do: he sells his life to a TV station. 12 JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408870631 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408870648 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Suddenly, everyone from psychotic millionaires to cyber-savvy nuns want a piece of Jackie’s family. As they become a reality TV sensation, Jackie’s life spirals out of control – just as her dad’s starts to run out. Meanwhile, the whole world is tuning in to watch her family fall apart ... Acidly funny and heartbreakingly sad, Life in a Fishbowl explores the value of life and what memories mean to us. Len Vlahos dropped out of NYU film school in the mid-eighties to play guitar and write songs for Woofing Cookies, a punk-pop four piece that had two singles and one full-length LP on Midnight Records. After the band broke up, he followed his other passion, books. Len lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two young sons, where he owns the Tattered Cover Book Store., @LenVlahos

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We Come Apart Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan Two of the most important voices in YA come together to break your heart. This is the story of two teenagers brought together by circumstance and ripped apart by fate Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. The only thing they’ve got in common is a community service order. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes. He’s so not her type. He thinks Jess is beautiful. Nicu’s dad brought him here for a better life, but now all he talks about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married, but he’ll have to do what his dad wants.

9 FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408878859 / £12.99 EBOOK / 9781408878873 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

As Nicu and Jess become close, their secrets surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can’t be together, forever, and stay safe, can they? An extraordinary, high-impact, high-emotion collaboration between two rising stars of YA. Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Malorie Blackman, Rainbow Rowell and John Green. Brian Conaghan was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin with his wife Orla and daughter Rosie. His first book for Bloomsbury, When Mr Dog Bites, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Sarah Crossan won the 2016 Carnegie medal, the YA Book Prize, the CBI Irish Children’s Book Award and many other prizes., @SarahCrossan

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The Edge of Everything Jeff Giles When their worlds collide, soulmates Zoe and bounty hunter X grapple with the ultimate sacrifice to be together in this cinematic star-crossed romance series debut As Zoe carries her little brother through a snowstorm that could kill him in minutes, her only thought is of finding shelter. The cabin beyond the woods is far from the place of safety she hoped it would be, but it is there that she meets a man who has the power to light up the lake and, with it, Zoe’s world. 9 FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408869079 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408869086 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: WRITERS HOUSE TERRITORY: WE

Zoe calls the stranger X. He is a bounty hunter. Sent to the Overworld with the evils of his victims coursing through his veins, he has never been able to feel anything but hate – until he meets Zoe, who shows him what his heart is really for. But X has broken the rules of the Lowlands and the ruling lords will punish him. He must collect one last soul if he wants to be free to love, and that soul could cost them everything. ‘Sharp, dark, thoughtful and romantic, readers will thrill to the start of this exciting new series’ CASSANDRA CLARE, bestselling author of the Mortal Instruments series ‘A gripping, utterly original work of fiction that manages to capture all of the joy and the pain, the light and the darkness of growing up’ PETER JACKSON, director of The Lord of the Rings ‘Every human alive should read this book’ JAMES DASHNER, bestselling author of the Maze Runner series Jeff Giles has worked for Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Book Review and the Daily Beast, among other places. He has won a MIN profile-writing award and a featurewriting award from The Deadline Club. He became an extra in The Lord of the Rings while he was reporting on the trilogy. Jeff lives in the US. @MrJeffGiles

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Miss V Lucy Worsley The captivating second novel for children and young adults from popular television historian Lucy Worsley, author of Eliza Rose Miss V Conroy is shy, quiet and good at keeping secrets. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to Princess Victoria, she soon finds that she can no longer remain in the shadows. Miss V’s father has devised a strict set of rules for the young princess, which he calls the Kensington System. It governs Victoria’s behaviour and keeps her locked away from the world. He says it is for her safety, but Victoria is convinced otherwise. Torn between loyalty to her father and her growing friendship with the wilful and passionate princess, Miss V has a decision to make: to continue in silence, or to speak out.


By turns thrilling, dramatic, romantic and touching, this is the story of Queen Victoria’s childhood as you’ve never heard it before. Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that runs the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and other sites that attract more than four million visitors a year. Lucy also presents history programmes for the BBC on topics including royal palaces and the court, such as Britain’s Tudor Treasure with David Starkey. She has an exciting new project about the Tudors – Henry VIII’s Six Wives – coming up on BBC One in 2016.


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The Names They Gave Us Emery Lord A compelling story of love, loss and faith, as a teen struggles in the wake of her mother’s cancer diagnosis The summer was all laid out for Lucy: quality time with her parents, hanging out with her boyfriend, working at the summer camp on the lake. So when her mum’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters. Suddenly, the summer turns upside down, and her parents suggest she volunteers as a counsellor at a camp for grieving kids instead. 9 MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408877814 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408877821 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: FULL CIRCLE TERRITORY: WE

Gradually, Lucy makes a name for herself among new friends – particularly when she meets Jones, a gentle and gorgeous fellow counsellor ... But when her life starts to unravel, Lucy must figure out what she’s made of and what it really means to love. Emery Lord is the author of Open Road Summer, The Start of Me and You and When We Collided. She lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a husband, two rescue dogs and a closet full of impractical shoes., @emerylord


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Letters to the Lost Brigid Kemmerer Juliet writes letters to her dead mother. Declan finds one and writes back, sparking true love in this compelling romance After her mother’s death, Juliet leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only thing that helps her cope. Declan is the kind of guy you wouldn’t mess with. But during community service at a local cemetery, he secretly nurtures ghosts of his own. When Declan finds a letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he is sharing his pain with a perfect stranger and somehow he knows he’s helping her too. Except they’re not strangers, and when the truth comes out, sparks fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that threaten to tear them apart.

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Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the Elemental series. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland., @BrigidKemmerer

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Stargazing for Beginners Jenny McLachlan The brilliant new stand-alone novel from Jenny McLachlan, the break-out star of young, laugh-out-loud teen fiction. Perfect for fans of Louise Rennison, Holly Smale and Holly Bourne Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days when her free-spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her Big Important Causes. But while Meg may understand how the universe was formed, baby Elsa is a complete mystery to her. 6 APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408879757 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408879764 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: HEATH AND COMPANY TERRITORY: COMM/EUEXCAN.OM

And Mum’s disappearance has come at the worst time: Meg is desperate to win an upcoming competition to get the chance to visit NASA headquarters, but to do this she has to beat close rival Ed. Can Meg pull off this double life of caring for Elsa and following her own dreams? She’ll need a miracle of cosmic proportions ... Fans fell in love with the warmth, wit, romance and fierce friendships in Flirty Dancing, Love Bomb, Sunkissed and Star Struck, and Stargazing for Beginners has all that and galaxies more. This is the best kind of reallife fiction. With big themes and irresistible characters, it goes straight to your heart. 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 loves writing about them full-time even more. In her spare time, just like Bea, the heroine in her first novel Flirty Dancing, Jenny loves to jive. She is based in Eastbourne.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses 3 Sarah J. Maas Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in this third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

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In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all. Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series – Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms – and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade; as well as The Throne of Glass Colouring Book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and A Court of Mist and Fury. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. @SJMaas


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Countless Karen Gregory A deeply moving, thought-provoking and life-affirming YA debut that will appeal to fans of Lisa Williamson, Non Pratt and Sarah Crossan When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She’s young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She’s even given her eating disorder a name: Nia. 4 MAY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408882504 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408882498 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

As the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 16 weeks, 112 days, 336 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time ... Heartbreaking and hopeful by turns, Karen Gregory’s debut novel is a story of love, heartache and human resilience. And how the things that matter most can’t be counted. Karen Gregory has been a confirmed bookhead since early childhood. She wrote her first story about Bantra the mouse aged 12, then put away the word processor until her first child was born, when she was overtaken by the urge to write. A project coordinator by day, she’s become adept at writing around the edges. Strong coffee and a healthy disregard for housework help. Karen lives in Wiltshire with her family.

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The Pearl Thief Elizabeth Wein From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder – a mystery with all the suspense of an Agatha Christie and the intrigue of Downton Abbey 16-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family’s ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather’s death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family – Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember – loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family’s treasure trove of pearls is missing.

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This beautiful and evocative mystery is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organisation of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club’s Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for her novel Code Name Verity.

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The Bombs That Brought Us Together Brian Conaghan


A powerful, funny and moving novel from the author of When Mr Dog Bites. The story of two friends, one shed, a war and a terrible choice

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Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life, so he knows the rules: you don’t get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When Charlie 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 for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town’s rules crumble, Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will ... Brian Conaghan was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin with his wife Orla and daughter Rosie. His first book for Bloomsbury, When Mr Dog Bites, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

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One Written by

Sarah Crossan

Illustrated by

Chris Riddell

The winner of the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal now illustrated by three-times Greenaway Medal-winner and children’s laureate, Chris Riddell. An incredibly moving and extraordinarily crafted story exploring the unbreakable bond and love between sisters Grace and Tippi don’t like being stared and sneered at, but they’re used to it. They’re conjoined twins – united in blood and bone. What they want is to be looked at in turn, like they truly are two people. They want real friends. And what about love? But a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead for Tippi and Grace. One that could change their lives more than they ever asked for ... This beautiful and moving novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soulmate?


Sarah Crossan won the 2016 Carnegie Medal for One, as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Irish Children’s Book Award and many other prizes.


Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He won the 2013 Costa Children’s Book Prize for Goth Girl and has won the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals. He is the current Waterstones Children’s Laureate.


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Nowhere Near You Leah Thomas Following up her acclaimed debut, Because You’ll Never Meet Me, Leah Thomas continues the stories of Ollie and Moritz in another heart-warming story of unique friendship Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their letters continue, chronicling their lives in fascinating and often hilarious detail. Ollie is headed to Ohio on the first road trip of his life (no easy feat for a boy allergic to electricity), and Moritz is trying to decide which school would best suit a depressed, eyeless boy. Things are never easy for either of them: Ollie grieves the loss of his mother, and is constantly at risk of seizing or sending out electromagnetic pulses that could cause power outages or traffic accidents. Moritz still struggles to find his place in a world that wants to label him and limit him. 9 FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408885376 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408885369 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

As their worlds widen, both boys meet other children like them – other Blunderkinder who are living complicated and amazing lives. But when Ollie and Moritz see that their new friends are in danger from serious health complications, they realise that only one person could save them: Moritz’s mother. Finding her won’t be easy, but if Moritz can attend a new school and Ollie can leave his home in the woods, then surely anything must be possible ... Leah Thomas frequently loses battles of wits against her students and her stories. When she’s not huddled in cafes, she’s usually at home pricking her fingers in service of cosplay. Leah lives in San Diego, California, and is the author of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist, Because You’ll Never Meet Me.

The City Bleeds Gold Lucy Saxon In this twist-filled fantasy adventure set in the world of Take Back the Skies and The Almost King, a young man must choose between two faces: dangerous master of shadows or beloved of the future queen Noah is the finest mask maker in all of Erova. He is responsible and loyal, and has won the heart and hand of the future queen. Daniel is dangerous and daring. Infamous. He prowls the filthy rooftops of the maze-like lower city in search of secrets and crime. Its people, hungry and forgotten, have come to need him.

9 MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408847732 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408847725 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO

Noah and Daniel are the same person, and Daniel’s life is beginning to tangle with Noah’s, ensnaring the people he loves in a complex web of deception and heartbreak that will become deadly unless Noah can decide once and for all who he really wants to be. Lucy Saxon is 21 and lives in Hertfordshire with her parents and brother. She describes herself as a cosplayer, con-goer, book-lover and all-round nerdgirl.

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Breaking Danielle Rollins Prep school gets a scary twist in this commercial, fast-paced thriller that’s perfect for fans of Gossip Girl and Stephen King Charlotte doesn’t fit in with her two best friends: Ariel is daring and mysterious, Devon is beautiful and brilliant, and Charlotte has always been in their shadow. But when Ariel and Devon kill themselves suddenly, Charlotte must start to ask questions. Were they keeping secrets? Could Charlotte be the reason Ariel killed herself? Because Charlotte has a secret ... Following the clues that Ariel left behind, Charlotte must decide how much she will risk to discover the truth. In the same viciously suspenseful style as Burning, Danielle Rollins will keep readers on the edge of their seats with this haunting thriller. Danielle Rollins is the author of the Merciless series and Survive the Night, under the pseudonym Danielle Vega. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends far too much money on vintage furniture and leather boots.

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The Possible Tara Altebrando Another twisty psychological thriller from the author of The Leaving, where a teen searches her dark past for impossible answers What if ... no one knows the truth about you? It’s been 13 years since Kaylee’s biological mother, Crystal, once infamous for her supposed telekinetic ability, got a life sentence for killing Kaylee’s little brother in a fit of rage. Today, Kaylee’s living a normal life with her adoptive parents and almost never thinks of Crystal. Until a woman shows up on Kaylee’s doorstep, asking to interview her for a podcast about her mother. Was the whole telekinesis thing a hoax, or does Crystal have some kind of special powers? Is it possible that Kaylee has them too? The Possible is a twisty, surprising story, and an exploration of the power of our own minds, the power of will, and how our histories define us ... or not. Tara Altebrando is the author of several novels, including Roomies, co-written with Sara Zarr. She lives in New York City with her family.

1 JUNE 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408885765 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408885772 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO @TaraAltebrando

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Bloomsbury’s global, digital imprint publishes titles of exceptional quality, with strong new voices and page-turning plots. Whether you’re craving young adult contemporary romance, science fiction or fantasy, Bloomsbury Spark has outstanding eBooks to ignite your imagination

We Own the Night Ashley Poston No one would ever suspect that responsible, ugly-sweater-wearing Ingrid North is actually Niteowl – an infamous and daring DJ with the answers to everyone's love life but her own. Thankfully, her three best friends – Billie, LD, and Micah (who she is definitely, absolutely not in love with) – are more concerned with spending one last epic summer together than finding out where Ingrid slinks off to every weekend. There is one caller in particular – Dark and Brooding – whose raspy laugh and snarky humour is just sexy enough to take her mind off the fact that Micah is rapidly falling for a Mean-Girls-worthy nightmare.

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But when Ingrid lands an interview in New York City for the internship of a lifetime, her secret life begins to unravel. It's her chance to follow her heart, but she'll have to leave everything behind – her ailing grandmother, her friends, her radio show ... and a chance at her very own happy ending. But, she might just find that her real life begins when Niteowl goes off the air.

The Sound of Us America's favorite pop band, Roman Holiday, is done, dead, and so totally last year. For 18-year-old rockoholic Junie Baltimore, this is music to her ears. But when she discovers their sexy ex-lead singer, Roman Montgomery, is hiding out on the boardwalk, her summer vacation becomes the cover story of the year. She's willing to keep him a secret, until a sleazy paparazzo offers her the cash she needs to save the bar her father left behind. Could Junie sell out for the chance to save her future? Who is she kidding? That's a no-brainer ... but the one thing she never planned for was falling head over heels for Roman.

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Long Live the Queen: A Blue in the Face Novel

Blue in the Face: A Story of Risk, Rhyme and Rebellion

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Index A

A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting 8 A Court of Thorns and Roses 3 75 Adventures of Miss Petitfour, The 52 Alterations 83 Anti-boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things To Do, The 39 Are You Sitting Comfortably? 13 At First Blush 83


Bad Mermaids 51 Bedtime with Ted 25 Big Bad Mood, The 19 Birthday Invitation, The 15 Blue in the Face: A Story of Risk, Rhyme and Rebellion 84 Bombs That Brought Us Together, The 78 Book of Me, The 37 Branded 83 Breaking 81 Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket 62 Butterfly Dance, The 18


Captain McGrew Wants You for his Crew! 5 Cinnamon 16 City Bleeds Gold, The 80 Countless 76 Cowboy Pug 47


Dino Diggers: Digger Disaster 17 Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, The 54 Draw It! Space 31


Earthfall: Redemption 56 Edge of Everything, The 70


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 64 Farmer’s Busy Day 26 Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer 46


Game On 83 Gecko’s Echo 14 Girl vs Boy Band: The High Note 61 Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective, The 57


Happy Days Out: Off We Go 23 Happy Days Out: On The Farm 23 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 66 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 66 Henry and the Yeti 11 Hogwarts Library Box Set, The 64 House Editions: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 65 How to Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees 59

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I Can Use My Potty Sticker Reward Book 30 I Don’t Want Curly Hair 10 I’ll Love You Always 7 I’m Going To Eat This Ant 9 Inked 83


Mark of the Cyclops: An Ancient Greek Mystery, The 59 Marsh Road Mysteries: Dogs and Doctors 60 Mimi and her Busy Mum 85 Mimi and the Piano 85

Instalove 83

Mimi in Paris 85


Miss V 71

Mimi’s Hair 85

Kew: My First Garden Activity and Sticker Book 33

Mum Hunt, The 57

Kitty’s Magic: Ruby the Runaway Kitten 45

My First Bible Stories: Noah’s Ark 23


My First Day at School Activity and Sticker Book 32

Letters to the Lost 73

My First Writing Book: Things That Go! 28

Let’s Do Grammar 38 Life in a Fishbowl 68 Lift-the-flap Friends: Pirates 22 Lift-the-flap Friends: Princess 22

My Day: First Words 24

My First Writing Book: Farm 28 My Trains Activity and Sticker Book 32 My Trip to the Dentist Activity and Sticker Book 30

Little Baby Books: Indoors 26 Little Baby Books: Outdoors 26 Little Lemur Laughing 42 Long Live the Queen: A Blue in the Face Novel 84

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Names They Gave Us, The 72

Simon Thorn and the Viper’s Pit 58

Naughty Naughty Baddies, The 12

Sir Scaly Pants and the Dragon Thief 20

Nowhere Near You 80

Sound of Us, The 82


Spacejackers: The Pirate King 56

One 79

Stand Up and Sing! 84


Stargazing for Beginners 74

Pearl Thief, The 77 Picture Atlas, The 35

Spy Toys 51


Tales of Beedle the Bard, The 64

Piecing Me Together 84

There Is No Dragon in this Story 18

Playtime with Ted 25

There’s Broccoli in my Ice Cream! 6

Possible, The 81

Time Stoppers: Quest for the Golden Arrow 61

Prisoner of Ice and Snow 55

Trouble Next Door 44


Tweet Quack Moo 85


Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads 50

Rockabye Pirate 19

We Come Apart 69

Quidditch Through the Ages 64

Revolt Against the Romans 60



RSPB My First Wildlife Sticker Activity Book 29

We Own the Night 82

Rush 83

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt Activity Book 31


When the World is Full of Friends 20

Saturdays at Sea 58

World’s Greatest Space Cadet, The 41 Write Your Own Pet Story 28

Seek and Find Animals 29 Self-Destructing Science: Animals and Other Wild Things 36 Self-Destructing Science: The Body 36

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