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Back cover artwork is taken from Watch Out for Muddy Puddles! Written By Ben Faulks and illustrated by Ben Cort
You will find this catalogue packed with seasonal treats for readers of all ages – and a dazzling array of illustrative talent to feast your eyes on. Summer’s end means little bugs need to get ready for a big day – First Day at Bug School by Sam Lloyd is an utterly charming introduction to the world of school, and works perfectly for little humans too! Watch Out for Muddy Puddles is an all-weather treat – the first picture book written by Ben Faulks, better known as CBeebies’ Mr Bloom, with illustrations by brilliant bestseller Ben Cort. Heading into the witching season, Sibéal Pounder’s Witch Glitch brings more magical fun forWitch Wars readers. The perfect Halloween picture book is Four Silly Skeletons by Mark Sperring and Sue Hendra – as silly, spooky and funny as it sounds. When winter begins to creep in, tuck yourself up with Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman’s wonderfully wintry story is brought to silvery, frosty life with illustrations from Chris Riddell in this glorious gift book. We also have Katherine Rundell’s snowy, bone-chilling adventure The Wolf Wilder in paperback, and a YA re-imagined Snow Queen in Stealing Snow, from New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige. Then, if you’re in need of some uproarious Christmas cheer, try Nuddy Ned’s Christmas – a brand-new story from Kes Gray and Garry Parsons, perfect for Christmas stockings (if you insist on wearing them). Happy reading!
Rebecca McNally Publishing Director and International Editor-in-Chief
National Awards 2015 – 2016 Bloomsbury Publishing was shortlisted for the IPG Children’s Publisher of the Year Award 2016
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
FINALIST: Good Reads Choice Awards (YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi)
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan SHORTLISTED: Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 2015 Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe SHORTLISTED: Peters Book of the Year Award 2016 I’m A Girl by Yasmeen Ismail SHORTLISTED: BGEIBA Specsaver’s Children’s Book of the Year Award (Junior) Never Tickle A Tiger
by Pamela Butchart & Marc Boutavant SHORTLISTED: Scottish Children’s Book Award 2016
One by Sarah Crossan SHORTLISTED: BGEIBA Specsaver’s Children’s Book of the Year (Senior) LONGLISTED: CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 Queen of Shadows
by Sarah J. Maas WINNER: Good Reads Choice Awards (YA Fantasy/Sc-Fi)
There Will Be Lies
by Nick Lake LONGLISTED: CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016
The Epic Book of Epicness
by Adam WINNER: Blue Peter Best Book with Facts 2016
The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold & Emily Gravett WINNER: British Book Design and Production Awards (Children’s Trade) WINNER: British Book Design and Production Awards Overall Book of the Year LONGLISTED: CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 LONGLISTED: Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words by Andy Seed & Scott Garrett SHORTLISTED: Blue Peter Best Book with Facts 2016
The Sleeper and the Spindle
by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell LONGLISTED: Kate Greenaway Medal 2016
Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie SHORTLISTED: Scottish Children’s Book Award 2016 SHORTLISTED: Peters Book of the Year Award 2016
Witch Wars by Sibéal Pounder SHORTLISTED: Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Younger Fiction 2016 SHORTLISTED: Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award 2016 (5 – 9 Fiction)
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Introducing Teddy Written by
Introducing Teddy is an accessible and heart-warming story about being yourself and being a good friend, and encourages the youngest readers to think about gender identity
9 JUNE 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408877630 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408877623 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: WRITER’S HOUSE TERRITORY: WO
Errol and his teddy, Thomas, are best friends who do everything together, whether it’s riding a bike, playing in the tree house or having picnics. One sunny day, Thomas the Teddy is sad and Errol doesn’t know why. Then Teddy finally tells Errol: 'In my heart, I’ve always known that I’m a girl teddy, not a boy teddy. I wish my name was Tilly.' And Errol says, 'I don’t care if you’re a girl teddy or a boy teddy! What matters is that you are my friend.' A sweet and gentle story about being true to yourself and being a good friend. Jessica Walton lives with her wife and son in Melbourne, Australia. She wrote Introducing Teddy after her father transitioned into the woman she had always been on the inside. A former secondary teacher, Jess is passionate about literature, board games, the ukulele and funky prosthetic legs. Dougal MacPherson has previously illustrated for tech websites and conferences, and now a children's book. Dougal lives with his wife and family in Australia.
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The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth 14 JULY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408862773 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408862780 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408862766 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A funny story about a hairy mammoth with a mahoosive appetite – guaranteed to delight fans of Julia Donaldson, Neal Layton, Alex T. Smith and Lauren Child 'I'm so famishing I'm vanishing!' The famishing vanishing mahoosive mammoth is a hairy beast who simply can’t think of anything but his tummy. So how, then, can his friend Bug distract him? Find out in this hilarious rhyming picture book about one hairy mammoth with a ridiculously large appetite, and one loyal friend with a clever plan. Hollie Hughes is a talented new picture book author. She lives in Essex with her family. Leigh Hodgkinson’s books include Colin and the Snoozebox, Goldilocks and Just the One Bear and Are You Sitting Comfortably?. She is an award-winning animator who was art director on the BAFTA Awardwinning series Charlie and Lola. Leigh lives in Lewes, Sussex.
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Up, Up and Away Tom McLaughlin Orson finds out that sometimes you have to let go of the things that you love in this heart-warming story. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen How do you build your very own planet? Orson takes: A cup full of rocks A dash of water A sprinkling of metal A lot of nothingness A big bang ... And before long, BOOM! A tiny planet is right there in his bedroom! But it seems that BUILDING a planet is the easy bit; taking care of it is a different thing altogether. Orson realises that sometimes you have to let go of the things that you love the most ... A heart-warming story about life’s possibilities and disappointments with an uplifting ending that will resonate with all fans of Oliver Jeffers’ work.
14 JULY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408870150 / £11.99 EBOOK / 9781408870143 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Tom McLaughlin has illustrated several books for Bloomsbury, including The Cloudspotter and The Story Machine, which has sparked a number of thought-provoking articles on dyslexia (which Tom understands well, being dyslexic himself). Tom loves drinking tea, eating lunch and drawing (in no particular order). He lives in Devon.
The Great Dragon Bake Off Nicola O’Byrne Fabulously funny and perfect for fans of BBC’s Great British Bake Off! At the Ferocious Dragon Academy, dragons-in-training learn the arts of bone crunching and teeth sharpening. But there is one dragon who harbours a passion for a most undragon-like pastime ... Meet Flamie Oliver. To look at, Flamie is as terrifying as a dragon can get. But behind closed doors, Flamie is ... a stupendously spectacular Star Baker! That's right – choux, rough, salty, sweet and puff – Flamie loves it all. In fact, he loves baking so much that his studies at the Ferocious Dragon Academy are starting to suffer, and there's a chance he won't graduate! Flamie's going to need a real showstopper to get out of this one. On your marks, get set ... BAKE!
14 JULY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408839553 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408839560 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408839546 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Nicola O'Byrne was born in Swaziland. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art before moving to London to study for a masters in Printmaking. In 2010, Nicola was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Book Illustration. In 2014, Nicola won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Open Very Carefully (Nosy Crow). This is Nicola's third book with Bloomsbury, her first two being Two Little Bears, written by Suzi Moore and My Little Star, written by Mark Sperring.
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Be a Friend Salina Yoon A beautiful new illustration style from the hugely successful Salina Yoon. A heartwarming book about self-acceptance, courage and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt 'different' 14 JULY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869093 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children shout, some children sing, Dennis mimes. But being a mime is lonely. When Dennis meets a girl named Joy, he begins to discover the power of friendship and how special it can be. Be A Friend subtly explores the world of children with autism and language barriers in an engaging and accessible way. Salina Yoon studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She never planned on writing books, but her illustrations demanded it. The need for words outweighed her fear of writing. Salina is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Holiday and Penguin in Love. She lives in San Diego with her family.
Bear’s Big Day Salina Yoon In this third story in Salina Yoon's adorable and critically acclaimed Bear and Bunny series, the delightful duo face a brand new experience – going to school!
2 JUNE 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408879795 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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It's Bear's very first day of school! He wants to be grown up, so he leaves his stuffed bunny Floppy at home along with all his familiar things. But being away from his best friend is hard – and the first day doesn't turn out quite how Bear wanted it to. Bear learns that the first day of school might not always be perfect, and being grown up doesn't have to mean giving up the things he loves.
Nothing! Yasmeen Ismail A vibrant, energetic picture book celebrating the imagination from the author/illustrator of I'm A Girl! Mummy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy in her own imaginative world. Whenever Mummy asks her what she is doing, she always says, "Nothing!" Only the reader sees her wrestling an octopus, or racing along in a winged chariot, or flying with birds over a noisy jungle. But Grandpa has a plan to join Lila in her play world. After all, playing is even more fun when you play together!
4 AUGUST 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408873359 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408873366 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873342 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Bursting with energy and colour, this is a joyous celebration of imagination and creativity that will speak to child and adult alike. Yasmeen Ismail studied at art school in Dublin and has worked on a wide range of illustration and animation projects. Her first book, Time for Bed, Fred! won the V&A Book Illustration Award and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. I'm a Girl! was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2015. Yasmeen lives in Bristol.
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First Day at Bug School Sam Lloyd 11 AUGUST 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408868799 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408868805 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408872000 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Join the bugs on their first day at bug school! A funny, rhyming text that will soothe first-day worries. From the bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris and Mr Pusskins At the bottom of the garden where no one really sees, a secret school is hidden amongst the grass and weeds. Welcome to bug school! Don't be nervous on your first day – it's lots of fun. Learn creeping with the spiders, singing with the crickets, count spots with the ladybirds and hop, skip and jump in P.E. with the fleas! A rhythmic, bright celebration of school, starring some very cute bugs indeed! Sure to allay first-day-at-school fears. Sam Lloyd is the bestselling illustrator of Calm Down, Boris (Templar) and has sold over half a million books in the UK alone. She is also the illustrator of Dino-Baby, Dino-Mummy and Dino-Daddy for Bloomsbury. Sam lives in Brighton.
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Munch, Crunch, Pirate Lunch! John Kelly Meet the Beastly Pirates, the munchiest, crunchiest pirates ever to sail the seven seas! If YOU were a pirate, what would you have for lunch? Fish soup? Shark on toast? Not the Beastly Pirates! They like something a little munchier, a little crunchier ... a little more 'piratey'. Join the Beastly Pirates on this awesome piratical adventure, by Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted illustrator, John Kelly.
11 AUGUST 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408849866 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408849880 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408849873 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
John Kelly is an illustrator, writer and designer who has worked for Macmillan, Hodder and Simon & Schuster to name a few. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice (Guess Who's Coming for Dinner and Scoop!). Munch, Crunch, Pirate Lunch! is his third picture book for Bloomsbury.
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Watch Out for Muddy Puddles! Written by 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408867198 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408867204 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408867181 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Do you dare to jump in a puddle? Splishy splashy fun from the star of CBeebies' Mr Bloom's Nursery and with artwork by the bestselling illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants Watch out for muddy puddles because you never really know ... what there might be lurking down in the depths below. Have you ever thought about what could be below the surface of puddles? Join in as one boy finds that some are very, very deep and some are teeming with snippy snappy crocodiles – eek! Ben Faulks is an actor and writer from Cornwall, best known for his role as Mr Bloom in the CBeebies television show Mr Bloom's Nursery. He is now appearing in Hollyoaks as Mark. He lives in Heptonstall, Yorkshire. This is his first picture book. Ben Cort studied illustration at Harrow College and is the illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants, among many others. Ben's interests include photography and computer-manipulated imaging. He lives in Cambridgeshire.
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Four Silly Skeletons Written by
A very silly foot-stamping, bone-rattling romp of a story from the bestselling Mark Sperring and Sue Hendra – their first author/illustrator collaboration
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408867129 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408867143 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408867136 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
"It's midnight!" shouted Skelly Sid. "But what do we all care? How can we think of sleeping when there's music in the air ... ?" A rollicking, rhythmical story perfect to read aloud, made even more zany and hilarious by Sue Hendra's bright, bold illustrations. Just right for making kids jump – and then making them laugh. Mark Sperring worked as a printer and a bookseller, and later became a children's book author. Mark is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby and DinoDaddy. He lives in Bristol. Sue Hendra is the creator of bestselling picture books including Barry the Fish with Fingers, Spider Sandwiches, Dragon Jelly and Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti. She has a World Book Day book in 2016. Sue lives in Brighton.
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Sir Dancealot Written by
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408846988 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408846995 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408846971 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Sir Dancealot is the knight with ALL the moves – a funny, funky book for all ages. Remember – keep dancing! From jiving away trolls to boogying aside bogglesnots and bopping off beasties, there's not a fearsome foe Sir Dancealot can't defeat! But when a fire-breathing dragon arrives at the castle gates demanding a dance-off, everyone is worried. Could this be one step too far for our hero of the dance floor? A hilarious story of sequinned clothes, dragon foes and twinkly toes. Timothy Knapman has written plays, opera libretti, song lyrics and children's books. Timothy's books, including the successful Mungo series (Puffin), have been translated into 12 languages. Keith Robinson joined the BBC as part of the team who created the Corporation's very first website. He later founded an award-winning media production company. In 2001, Keith decided to move into freelance illustration. Keith lives near Lyme Regis.
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Little Owl's Egg Written by
A heart-warming tale about a new sibling from a bestselling author and illustrator pairing I'm your baby owl. You don't need a new one. Little Owl isn't pleased to hear that there's a baby owl in the egg Mummy has laid. So Mummy pretends it might be a baby penguin ... or crocodile ... or elephant. In the fun of imagining different siblings, Little Owl realises that a baby owl might just be the best thing of all. A gentle story about the arrival of a new sibling, addressing fears that Mummy's love will stop.
6 OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408853788 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408853795 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408853801 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Debi Gliori is a bestselling, award-winning author – writing for the first time for another illustrator: the talented Alison Brown. She lives near Edinburgh. Alison Brown was brought up in Bangor, studied Fine Art at Liverpool and now lives in Leeds. Her book with Smriti Prasadam-Halls, I Love You Night and Day, is an international bestseller.
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By the Light of the Moon Tom Percival
13 OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408852095 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408852118 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408852101 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO ALSO AVAILABLE:
A magical, reassuring story about moving house that will soothe even the biggest worries. For fans of Oliver Jeffers, Benji Davies and Rebecca Cobb Ivan can't sleep in his new house. Suddenly he sees a shimmering light come down. The light turns into a creature called a Moji, and it takes him up high into space, bounding through starlit forests and down deep into the oceans. Then it shows Ivan that soon the new house will feel like home. A gently emotional story to reassure fears about moving house, with stunning artwork and a wonderful magical element. The author/ illustrator of Herman's Letter has shown his breadth of talent with this new direction. Tom Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. This is Tom’s fourth picture book for Bloomsbury, following Herman's Letter, Herman's Holiday and Bubble Trouble. Tom lives in Stroud with his partner and their two small children.
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Nuddy Ned's Christmas Written by
Meet Nuddy Ned – he likes to do so many things ... especially when he's not wearing anything! Can ANYONE convince Ned to put his clothes back on?! Santa's sleigh was on its way Just leaving Lanzarote. "Goodness gracious," Blitzen cried. "Did I just see a botty?"
6 OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408865989 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408865996 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408866009 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
It's Christmas Eve, and minus three, but Ned doesn't care. While other people are dressed in duffle coats and parkas, Ned is running riot, and he's completely starkers! And there is a VERY special person Ned just can't wait to meet! A laugh-out-loud, riotous romp with an energetic rhyming text and strategically placed flaps to protect Ned's modesty. Kes Gray is the author of the award-winning Oi Frog! (Hodder), and also the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series (Red Fox). He has a World Book Day book in 2016. Kes lives in Essex with his wife and children. Garry Parsons has illustrated many picture books, including the bestselling World Book Day book The Dinosaur that Pooped a Lot. He has worked for Scholastic, Random House, Puffin, Egmont and Walker Books. Garry lives in London.
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Goodnight World Debi Gliori A soothing bedtime rhyme from the much loved and bestselling author/illustrator Debi Gliori Goodnight ice and goodnight snow, Goodnight lights above, aglow. 3 NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408872734 / £11.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Join in the list of important things to say goodnight to – ships, animals, plants, toys and of course, the sun – in this beautifully illustrated rhyming text, perfect for bedtime. Debi Gliori's Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award. Debi Gliori is a much loved and bestselling author of over 80 books for children, including the bestselling No Matter What (Bloomsbury) and the Mr Bear series (Orchard). Debi lives near Edinburgh and has twice been a writer in residence in the Shetland Isles. Her favourite colour is blue or, more precisely, four different shades of blue: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, Mediterranean turquoise blue and warm ultramarine blue.
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Chu's Day at the Beach Written by
The third book in this funny, friendly picture book series from the brilliant pairing of dazzlingly award-laden Neil Gaiman and fabulously talented illustrator Adam Rex Chu, the little panda with the BIG sneeze, is BACK – and this time he's going to the seaside! Like all pandas, Chu LOVES the seaside. There are seagulls and rock pools and ice cream. Chu will have a lovely day, and with all that sea, sand and sun, what could possibly go wrong? Neil Gaiman is British and lives in the USA. 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.
14 JULY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408864364 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: WRITER'S HOUSE TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN,OM
Adam Rex grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and now lives in Tucson. His picture book, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich was a New York Times Bestseller. He has also written books for teenagers and adults including Fat Vampire and The True Meaning of Smekday, which inspired the Dreamworks animated film Home.
Lulu and the Noisy Baby Written by
Join Lulu, the ever-popular preschool character, as she welcomes her new noisy baby brother in this interactive lift-the-flap picture book Lulu is the perfect character to introduce preschoolers to new experiences, and here she is welcoming her new noisy baby brother. With an accessible, warm and reassuring text and interactive flaps to lift on every page, Lulu and the Noisy Baby offers a gentle introduction to the arrival of a new baby through the eyes of an older sibling.
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408828182 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Popular, trusted and reassuring, the Lulu picture, novelty and board books make the perfect companions for inquisitive little minds. Camilla Reid has many years' experience conceiving and creating books for young readers. Now a mum of two small girls herself, she has gained a whole new insight into the peculiar and charmingly picky world of toddlers. Camilla lives in London.
Ailie Busby has had over 20 books published. She collects vintage jewellery, bags and knitted toys. Ailie lives in Newcastle with her husband, two children and their two cats.
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Dragon Jelly Written by
Feast on Dragon Jelly – the board book edition of a bestselling treat from the hugely commercial pairing of Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra. Now in a fantastic board book format! 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 BOARD BOOK / 9781408869949 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Ta dah! It’s dragon jelly time, a sizzling, scrumptious treat. It’s red. It’s wobbly. Best of all, it’s SCARY HOT to eat ... ! Max is having a MONSTER party. They play all sorts of yucky games then cool down in a fruitbat drool paddling pool! Then it’s teatime, with termite tarts, earwig rolls and eyeball birthday cake. But the REAL treat is the red-hot dragon jelly. Dragon Jelly is monstrously gloopy, gunky fun from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra. Claire Freedman is the bestselling author of Aliens Love Underpants, which has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Sue Hendra is the creator of several bestselling picture books including Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Spider Sandwiches was Sue’s first picture book for Bloomsbury. Sue has a World Book Day book in 2016.
Classic Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by
Dorothy M. Wheeler
Beautiful artwork from 1916 brings these classic nursery rhymes to life Featuring gorgeous artwork from Enid Blyton's illustrator Dorothy M. Wheeler, this book of classic nursery rhymes is the perfect gift. Original artwork from 1916 illustrates nursery favourites including Little Jack Horner, Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty. This beautiful, clothbound hardback is a must-have for Christmas.
6 OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781472932389 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Dorothy M. Wheeler (1891–1966) was an illustrator who worked primarily in watercolours and ink. She illustrated books by authors such as Enid Blyton and Anne MacDonald, and the artwork reproduced in this book was one of her first published projects.
Robin's Winter Song Suzanne Barton A wonderfully heartfelt story of a little robin's first winter – destined to become a classic The forest was bustling with activity. As the red and orange leaves swirled in the wind, Robin started to worry. Something was changing. Finch was flying south, because Winter was coming. Squirrel was burying food, because Winter was coming. Even Owl was making his nest warm. Why? That's right – because Winter was coming. Robin decided he didn't like the sound of Winter one little bit. But that was before the snow ... A beautifully tender story of a little robin's first winter from the enormously talented creator of The Dawn Chorus. Suzanne Barton originally studied Psychology at University, but she later undertook a BA in Illustration and an MA in Children's Book Illustration. Suzanne had long wanted to write and illustrate her own book for children – and when her work was spotted at a book fair, her dream became reality. The Dawn Chorus was Suzanne's very first picture book. This is her second for Bloomsbury.
3 NOVEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408859155 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Snow Bear Written by
The heart-warming story of a little Snow Bear, guaranteed to melt hearts everywhere! Now in board book format, replete with holographic foil, this is a winter classic in the making In the icy-cold heart of winter, a little Snow Bear wanders through the storm. As the wind whips past him, ruffling his fur, he searches for a home. But where can he go? Suddenly he sees a flicker of light, orange and bright against the snowy ground. A house! As Snow Bear pushes open the creaking door, he feels warmth spread over him.
10 NOVEMBER 2016 BOARD BOOK / 9781408873267 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
There’s a girl by the window and somehow, deep down, Snow Bear knows that he is home. Tony Mitton was born in North Africa and has also lived in Germany and Hong Kong. Now settled in Cambridge, England, Tony has written a number of picture books. This is Tony's first book with Bloomsbury. Alison Brown studied Fine Art at Liverpool and then became a graphic designer. She was brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland but Alison now lives in Leeds.
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PRE-SCHOOL Lift and Look School An exciting board book, jam-packed with flaps to lift! Illustrated by Simon Abbott
11 AUGUST 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864012 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Look and Learn Fun Have fun learning your colours and shapes with these fantastic activity books, packed full of stickers. Trace over the shapes, colour in the pictures, add stickers and much more!
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408876282 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408876299 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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PRE-SCHOOL Lift-the-flap Friends Bloomsbury's Lift-the-flap Friends board books are packed full of fun flaps and gorgeous illustrations which young children will love. Available in a range of fun topics, with illustrations by Sophie Hanton and Peter Allen
20 OCTOBER 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864166 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
20 OCTOBER 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408864159 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Santa’s Busy Day Wake up Santa, it’s Christmas Eve! Join Santa as he visits the elves, watches the penguin race and prepares his sledge for a big journey Young readers will love the beautiful artwork and story of Santa’s Christmas Eve. A surprise mirror on the last page will excite all readers once they realize that they are the next stop on Santa’s journey! With illustrations by Eva Sassin and Helen Poole. 6 OCTOBER 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408871997 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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My First Writing Books The My First Writing Book series includes popular themes to encourage young children to start writing. With illustrations by Simon Abbott, Lesley Grainger, and Dan Crisp
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 BOARDBOOK / 9781408869505 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Seek and Find Search, seek and find jolly red santas, amazing astronauts, and much, much more! The Seek and Find series is packed full of eye-popping artwork and awesome facts for endless seeking fun!
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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.
6 OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408874035 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408870037 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Kew: A Year in the Garden Colouring Book Illustrated by
Follow the seasons in this magical colouring book in collaboration with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Everybody wants to colour in, it’s now a top ten favourite activity. With over 90 line illustrations to colour in this book will take you on a journey round the gardening year. There are delicate flowers, charming wildlife and seasonal pictures to bring to life with your favourite crayons and colouring pens. Sketch the snowflakes and berries, delve into a tropical palm house and finish off a beautiful bluebell carpet as you travel through the seasons with this gorgeous colouring book!
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408879290 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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The Arty Book Nikalas Catlow and David Sinden Say hello to 'Arty', the likeable character who brings out the very best creativity in everybody! Whether you are a doodler, a colouring expert or a painter, you will find something in The Arty Book to extend your artistic imagination. You can add lumps and bumps, stripes and pipes, tape, paint, pencil and so much more to the pages of this book. This is original and fun and will supply endless hours of creative adventure for everyone. You can do it on your own or with a friend, or your granny: so pencils at the ready! Also includes amazing Arty stickers! Nikalas Catlow gained an MA in illustration at the Cambridge school of Art. He has lectured and taught workshops in art, design and illustration, and now works as a writer, illustrator and TV development producer.
14 JULY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408870662 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A Beginner’s Guide to Coding Marc Scott A Beginner’s Guide to Coding is an exciting first introduction to coding, for all ages Ever wondered how to make your computer do what you want it to? If so, then it is time to get coding! A Beginner’s Guide to Coding is an easy-to-follow guide to the basics of coding, using the free programming languages of Scratch and Python. These step-by-step projects will have you talking to your own chatbot or making your own computer games in no time. Accessible, engaging and fun, this book is bursting with eye-catching illustrations and fantastic projects to introduce you to the world of coding. With illustrations by Mick Marston. Marc Scott is a former Computer Science and Systems & Control teacher, working in the Secondary School sector. He now works as Head of Curriculum Development for the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781472928641 / £8.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
The Anti-Boredom Christmas Book Written by
Say goodbye to boredom with this brilliant festive boredom buster book! Warning: This book will cure all boredom! From the author-illustrator team who won the Blue Peter Book Award, 2015. 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408870105 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Find out how to say snow in 16 different languages; discover who banned Christmas carols; act out your own wacky routine of the Twelve Days of Christmas ... and much much more! This festive witty and wacky book is bursting full of laugh-out-loud facts, games, quizzes plus heaps more for hours of fun. With illustrations by Scott Garrett. 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 most popular book for children is a non-fiction book, The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff, which won the 2015 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award.
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World From Coco Chanel to Rosa Parks, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is bursting full of astounding facts and incredible artwork on some of the most brilliant women who helped shape the world we live in
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8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408876978 / £11.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live in. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer, Amelia Earhart and read all about the wonderful adventures of Mary Seacole with this fantastic full colour book. Kate Pankhurst illustrates and writes from her studio in Leeds with her spotty dog, Olive. She loves a good story, the funnier the better and gets her best ideas by doodling in her sketchbook; because even quick wonky drawings can spark ideas for amazing plots.
Let’s Do Multiplication and Division Andrew Brodie This brand new series from Andrew Brodie is designed to help children build confidence in multiplication and division through engaging facts and practice questions With more than 400 questions and regular progress tests, each book in the series offers great revision of essential multiplication table facts and guides your child through the processes of short and long multiplication and division. Andrew Brodie was a head teacher for twelve years after many successful years in the primary classroom. He began writing his best-selling educational books in 1992 and since then has established himself as a name that teachers have come to trust. He is still very much involved in education and continues to teach on a regular basis.
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / £3.99 AGES 5–6 / 9781472926166 AGES 6–7 / 9781472926302 AGES 7–8 / 9781472926326 AGES 8–9 / 9781472926340 AGES 9–10 / 9781472926364 AGES 10–11 / 9781472926388 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Discovering Dinosaurs Simon Chapman Be the most intrepid explorer ever and discover dinosaurs on the pages of this book with its incredible pop-ups, flaps, gatefolds and hidden hunter handbooks WOW! Tyrannosaurus Rex had huge bone crunching jaws with 50 – 60 teeth and could eat up to 500lbs of meat in one crunch. That's like 3 whole cows! Or a Triceratops! Feathered Fiend! The size of a turkey, the velociraptor had feathers, but couldn't fly. It could run like the wind, well a 40mph wind! 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408194614 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Wipe Out! The rock that hit the earth 65 million years ago injured the earth with Tsunami waves, fireballs and acid rain. Hello, mass extinction. With illustrations by Rudolf Farkas and Mike Love. Author and explorer, Simon Chapman, has been entertaining adults and children with stories of his real-life adventures since 2001. A self-confessed jungle addict: he is a modern day Indiana Jones. He writes books and articles telling of his adventures and has written and recorded for the BBC.
A Miscellany of Magical Beasts ARTWORK AND COVER COMING SOON 6 OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408881958 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A Miscellany of Magical Beasts Simon Holland A beautiful treasury of fantastic beasts from mythology and fable A Miscellany of Magical Beasts is a beautiful gift book showcasing fascinating creatures from the world’s myths and legends. Presented in an incredible package with spectacular cover finishes, it is sure to be treasured by fantasy enthusiasts. The book includes dragons, unicorns, werewolves, basilisks, elves, griffins and many more. Each creature is gorgeously illustrated with rich, enchanting artworks, accompanied by amazing facts. Look out for a guide to the world’s dragons and an enchanting introduction to elf spells and tricks. Simon Holland has been writing and editing non-fiction books of all colours, shapes, subjects and sizes, for children and adults, for more than seventeen years. His background is in medieval literature and history, but he has a penchant for anything fantastic and peculiar.
Animasaurus: Incredible Animals that Roamed the Earth Tracey Turner
Find out about the fascinating prehistoric beasts that once walked, swam and hunted across the Earth. Compare these with their closest modern relatives, or other living animals with amazing features. From cow-sized rodents to furry prehistoric rhinos – packed with beautiful pictures and amazing facts, essential stats and scale diagrams, this is the ultimate guide to prehistoric beasts! With unique illustrations by Harriet Russell.
Did you know: Hamsters with horns once burrowed the Earth? Giant armadillos grew to the size of a family car? A shark as long as a bus roamed the oceans?
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From gigantic sharks to giant sloths, meet the beasts from the past!
3 NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781472919731 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Tracey Turner has written more than 30 books for children on a variety of subjects, from rude words, to the entire history of the universe.
Chronologica: The Incredible Years that Defined History Whitaker’s Discover 100 fascinating years in history in this journey from 753 BC to the 20th century, with this illustrated, fact-filled book From the Battle of Agincourt, to the year that saw the creation of the pizza, the founding of Nintendo and the first football league and cup double, Chronologica takes you on a global journey through time discovering a host of remarkable events and renowned people from every continent. 1789 – Why was this year important? George Washington was elected as the first American president, sailors mutinied on HMS Bounty and the Storming of the Bastille initiated the French Revolution.
17 NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781472932945 / £16.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Exploration, inventions, revolutions, wars, volcanoes, empires, artists, medicine, kings and queens ... travel from the Romans to Medieval times, from Peru to China and discover the 100 years that make the world what it is today! Written by the team behind Whitaker’s Almanack – a fascinating reference book published annually since 1868!
It’s Not My Fault! Roger Stevens & Steven Withrow A quirky, wonderful collection of poems from acclaimed poets Roger Stevens and Steven Withrow It wasn’t me – or was it He, My evil, evil, evil twin? I didn’t mean to be so mean. There goes my evil twin again. Join poets Roger Stevens and Steven Withrow for this magical, irresistible mixture of poems. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, there's something here for everyone. Just remember though – whatever happens ... it's not my fault! Roger Stevens is a poet, author, musician and artist. He has had more than 25 books published and his poems have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. He lives in Brighton and France with his wife and a very, very, very timid terrier called Jasper.
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781472919960 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Steven Withrow is an American poet, author and teacher. He is the producer of Library of the Early Mind, a documentary film about children's literature, with director Edward J. Delaney. His poems have appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies. Steven founded a not-for-profit arts initiative, Poetry Advocates for Children & Young Adults, and has taught and performed at numerous schools, libraries and festivals.
I Don’t Like Poetry Joshua Seigal A brilliant collection of poems by an exciting young poet, this book is perfect, whether you like poetry or not! I’m a lovely little poem. I’m snoozing in your book. I’m like a dainty dragonfly – Come and have a look. With poems on every topic from the power of books to the joys of fried chicken, this collection is packed with Joshua Seigal’s subversive humour and insight into the world of children. If you don’t like poetry after reading this, there’s probably something wrong with you! 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 – www.joshuaseigal.co.uk.
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781472930033 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots Written by
A gorgeously glitzy, brand new poetry collection fizzing with fun, and written by the much loved Michael Rosen, illustrated with wit and panache by David Tazzyman. Includes a CD of Michael Rosen reading his poems A riotous celebration of words – silly words, funny words, words you only use in your own family, new words, old words, and the very best words in the right order. 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408873434 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Packed with silly rhymes, witty wordplay and thought-provoking story poems, this new collection of poems will delight children of all ages. Michael Rosen is a hugely successful author of picture books, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He frequently speaks on radio and lectures on children's literature. Michael was the Children's Laureate for 2007–2009. He lives in London. David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont). David has also illustrated the picture books You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus and The Truth According to Arthur for Bloomsbury. He lives in south London.
Is This a Poem?
What makes a poem, and how YOU can write one Edited by Roger Stevens This fun book introduces the different types of poetry and is packed with tips to help children to write brilliant poetry themselves Do you like poems? Are you sure you know what one is?! Poet Roger Stevens takes a trip through the different types of poetry: from advertising jingles to football chants, and from free verse to rap. Then, why not have a go at writing a poem of your own?
6 OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781472920010 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Kitty's Magic Written by
An enchanting new series about Kitty, the girl who can turn into a cat. Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408870921 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408870938 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Misty the Scared Kitten Kitty always thought she was allergic to cats, but when her best friend’s new kitten, Misty, gives her a tickly feeling in her nose, something magical happens ... Kitty turns into a cat! But with this special power comes a special role: Kitty becomes the Guardian of the local Cat Council and must find the purrfect solution to their feline problems. So when there is trouble in the neighbourhood and Misty is too scared to go outside, Kitty must use her magic and help Misty to be braver.
Shadow the Lonely Cat Shadow hasn’t been seen at a Cat Council meeting for weeks, and in the human world Kitty hears some of the children at school saying he’s a witch’s cat. The house he lives in is a bit scary, but that’s no reason to let him be lonely. Kitty is determined to help, but she is going to have to use all her new cat skills to figure this problem out. Ella Moonheart loves cats. She wishes she could turn into one just like Kitty in her Kitty’s Magic books, but she’s happy just to play with her pet cat, Nibbles – when she’s not writing, of course!
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408870945 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408870952 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Alexander McCall Smith’s Marvellous Mix-ups Written by
Alexander McCall Smith
TWO tales in ONE brilliantly bonkers bind-up edition from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith An irresistible bind-up edition of two infectiously entertaining adventure mysteries, Spaghetti Tangle and Teacher Trouble, from the bestselling author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and with lively illustrations by Kate Hindley throughout.
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408865880 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408865897 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: DAVID HIGHAM TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN,OM
Alexander McCall Smith CBE is the author of over sixty books, including the international bestselling series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. He has won three Author of the Year awards (British Book Awards, Booksellers’ Association and Waterstones). Alexander lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kate lives and works in Birmingham (near the chocolate factory). She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art and went on to work for two years as a children’s print designer whilst working freelance on children’s books and greetings cards. Kate’s first picture book, The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal.
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Fizzlebert Stump and the Great Supermarket Showdown Written by
The sixth book in the hilarious Fizzlebert Stump series from A.F. Harrold, the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary. Perfect for fans of Mr Gum When the Ringmaster sells Fizz’s circus to the mysterious Mr Pinkbottle, disaster strikes! All the acts who aren't fired are forced to work in his supermarket. Not an easy task at all if your only skill is plate spinning, or being a trapeze artist, or indeed a sea lion! Will the ex-circus performers adjust to their new lives as shop assistants, or will Fizz find a way to save them all? A.F. Harrold is an English poet (1975–present) who writes and performs for adults and children. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats, a few good ideas and one beard. He spends his time showing off on stage, writing poems and books, and stroking his beard (it helps churn the ideas). He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869451 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408869468 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Sarah Horne grew up in Derbyshire and spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Sarah has illustrated for many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens and character design for Sesame Street and IKEA. Sarah now specialises in funny, inky illustration and words for children's fiction and picture books. She loves funny detail, nature, colour, music and wide open spaces.
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Witch Wars: Witch Glitch Written by
Laura Ellen Anderson
The Witch Wars witches are ready for their fourth adventure! Join Tiga, Fluffanora, Peggy and Fabulous Fran as they unravel a new mystery – complete with spells and unnecessary glitter 6 OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408880340 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408880333 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
It’s a new era for the Witch Wars witches. Felicity Bat is no longer evil, Tiga has at last found her mum and there’s the whole of Silver City to explore. But when a magical book called The Karens offers to grant Fran the Fabulous Fairy’s dearest wish, it seems too good to be true. And it is. Before you can say ‘frogknuckles’, Tiga and the gang are in a race against time. Can they save Fran before she explodes in a large ball of glittery dust? Sibéal Pounder used to work for the Financial Times, where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column. Now she writes about fabulous witches and feisty fairies in Witch Wars, her much loved series for Bloomsbury. Laura Ellen Anderson is a children’s book author and illustrator with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing and would like to live on the moon when humans make it possible.
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Horse of Fire and other horse stories from around the world Lari Don Magical myths and legends featuring horses from all around the world From magical winged Pegasus, to horses which help their owners in impossible quests, this brilliant selection of folk tales about horses will thrill and entertain. The perfect gift for any horselover, you won’t see your four-legged friends in the same way again! Lari Don spent ten childhood years living beside a distillery, a river and a railway line, giving her lots of opportunities for incredibly dangerous outdoor games. She was the Scottish National Party's Press Officer for many exciting and sleepless years and then a researcher and producer at BBC Radio Scotland. She won the Canongate Prize in 2001. She now lives in Leith, and is a full time children's writer and storyteller.
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781472920966 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads Written by
The second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton sees Malcolm and the peculiar Uncle Gobb go to America, each with a cunning plan ... Even though Malcolm managed to bamboozle and confuzle Uncle Gobb in the last book (hooray!), it was only temporary (boo!). Uncle Gobb is still living with him and still roaring at him about peas and poetry and Peter Parker. This time the plan to get rid of Uncle Gobb has to be mega. It has to be epic. It has to involve America, the Jumblies, the Genie (of course), Aunty Brenda the Mender and Malcolm's longlost dad. But Malcolm doesn't know that Uncle Gobb also has a plan. A plan to get rid of Malcolm once and for all ...
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408851333 / £9.99 EBOOK / 9781408851340 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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 for 2007–2009 and has won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Visit michaelrosen.co.uk Neal Layton has illustrated more than 60 books to date. His fresh and spontaneous illustrations have earned him numerous awards, including the Smarties Prize and the prestigious Gold award. He lives in Southsea. FICTION 7 – 9 YEARS 43
Malkin Moonlight Emma Cox The winner of the National Literacy Trust’s inaugural New Children’s Author Prize! A perfectly magical feline adventure for fans of Gobbolino the Witch's Cat and Varjak Paw Every journey begins with one paw step ... Malkin is destined to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet. On his third life, Malkin falls in love with a Domestic, Roux. Together they explore the night and have adventures. But when Roux's owners decide to move away she chooses to become a Wild and live with Malkin. Setting out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling centre full of cats – at war. Can Malkin realise his destiny and find a way to bring peace to the land? An extraordinary adventure awaits ...
14 JULY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408870846 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408870846 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Emma Cox is Head of English at an independent school in Devon and also works as a Gifted and Talented associate lecturer at Exeter University. Being creative has been a lifelong love for Emma. She has been writing since the age of four and spends every weekend and school holiday creating new stories. Malkin Moonlight is her first novel.
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SandRider: A TodHunter Moon Adventure Angie Sage Enter the world of Todhunter Moon for her next adventure. New in paperback – the second book in the blockbuster fantasy series from number one bestselling author Angie Sage Alice TodHunter Moon – known as Tod – is happy in her new Magykal life as Apprentice at the Wizard Tower. But the threat from the evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr, remains. In a race against time, Tod must find the last ever Orm Egg before it hatches, for whomsoever the baby Orm imprints on at birth will gain unlimited power. But with witches thwarting her every move, Tod will need all her wits and skills about her. Will she reach the Orm Egg in time? 14 JULY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408865200 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408869413 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: HARPER COLLINS USA TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN
A thrilling ride of an adventure, Angie Sage’s new book combines wondrous storytelling, breathtaking action and a heroine like no other.
StarChaser: A TodHunter Moon Adventure The third book in the blockbuster fantasy series from number one bestselling author Angie Sage Alice TodHunter Moon – known as Tod – thinks everything can go back to normal now that they have thwarted the plans of the evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr, and saved the last ever Orm Egg. She's looking forward to settling back into her life at the Wizard Tower and learning all the Magyk she can. But what no one realises is that without the Orm Egg safely embedded in the heart of the Magykal Ways, all the Magyk in the world will begin to fade.
13 OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408865217 / £12.99 EBOOK / 9781408876640 / £10.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: HARPER COLLINS USA TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN ALSO AVAILABLE:
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Can Tod find a way to reverse the destruction? Could the mysterious StarChaser spell be the key? Or will the Magyk be lost forever? Angie Sage’s latest adventure makes a stunning conclusion to this enchanting trilogy. Angie Sage began her career illustrating books, and then started writing. She is the author of Araminta Spook and the masterful Septimus Heap series. She lives in a 15th century house in Somerset and has two grown-up daughters.
Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar The thrillingly weird, scary and funny new novel from the author of multimillion-copy bestseller Holes. A story of friendship, bullying, secrets – and toxic, itchy, awful Fuzzy Mud Every day, Tamaya and Marshall walk to school together. When they get there, they ignore each other. Marshall can’t be seen with Tamaya, especially not with bully Chad around. But when Chad challenges Marshall to fight, their routine stops working. With Chad on their heels, Marshall and Tamaya go into the woods. What the three kids find there is ... weird. The next day, Tamaya's arm is covered in oozing boils. And then Chad doesn’t come to school. As the unlikely heroes set out to rescue their bully, the town is about to be turned upside down by Fuzzy Mud.
4 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408864753 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408868706 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN,OM
Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes novels and plays quite a lot of bridge. His novel Holes has sold over 1.5 million copies in the Bloomsbury edition alone and Louis is the recipient of many of the world's best-regarded book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal.
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Marsh Road Mysteries: Cats and Curses Elen Caldecott The fourth title in the brilliant mystery 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 investigators.
11 AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408876046 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408876053 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: UNITED AGENTS TERRITORY: COMM EU, OM
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It's a good day for Andrew. His mum is feeling better than she has in ages and she's even going back to work at last. But things begin to go badly wrong when she signs for a mysterious package containing an ancient Egyptian mummified cat. Has the fated feline cursed the Marsh Road junk shop – or is there something else afoot? The five friends have a new case to solve. Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and is now the author of eight children’s novels. Before becoming a writer, she was an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Her debut novel, How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Elen lives in Bristol with her husband and their dog.
The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective Written by
Sherlock Holmes gets an unforgettable reboot: it's elementary (school), my dear readers! Perfect for fans of Hamish and the Worldstoppers Shelby Holmes is not your average nine-year-old. For one, she happens to be the best detective her neighbourhood has ever seen, using 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 puzzle that's eluded her up until now: friendship.
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408871478 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408871485 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR ENTERTAINMENT TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN,OM
This dynamic duo find themselves swept up in a dog-napping case that'll take both their talents to crack. Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to make a career in the New York City book business. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends and We Can Work it Out.
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The Wolf Wilder Katherine Rundell This much anticipated paperback edition from award-winning author Katherine Rundell is told with brilliant imagination and a unique voice. A modern children's classic in the making
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408854853 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408854860 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: ROGERS, COLERIDGE & WHITE LTD. TERRITORY: COMM/EUEXCAN,OM
Feodora and her mother live in the snow bound woods of Russia, where their closest neighbours are wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. Like the wolves, Feo has learnt to be wary of humans – even before the soldiers arrive with their guns and threats. And when the soldiers do their worst, she goes on the run with just a fugitive boy and her wolves for company – to rescue her mother and save her pack. Katherine Rundell grew up in London, southern Africa and Brussels. She graduated with a double first in English from St Catherine’s College, Oxford, worked for a brief stint on the South Bank Show and in 2008 was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she recently completed her PhD. She is the bestselling author of Rooftoppers, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Award in 2014. The Wolf Wilder is the first of three new novels with Bloomsbury.
Praise for The Wolf Wilder : 'The Wolf Wilder is the kind of novel that reminds you why books are worth reading and life is worth living' Lauren St John 'The Wolf Wilder has everything: it's a truly compelling read; it's beautifully written; it's totally original and yet has the familiar feel of an established classic’ Jacqueline Wilson ‘A triumph! Exciting, moving, highly original, fierce, completely convincing. The world had better watch out’ Philip Pullman
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Trollsong Written by
A powerful and poignant story about friendship from the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman Frank doesn’t know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He’s big, he’s weird and he smells. And yet, there’s something nice about Nick’s house. There’s this music playing that feels light and good and for the first time in forever, Frank feels happy. But there’s more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye and soon Frank realises she isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help ... A.F. Harrold is an English poet (1975–present) who writes and performs for adults and children. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats, a few good ideas and one beard. He spends his time showing off on stage, writing poems and books, and stroking his beard (it helps churn the ideas). He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats. Levi Pinfold has worked as an author and illustrator since graduating from University College Falmouth. He paints with watercolour and gouache, creating imagery from imagination and memory. His debut book, The Django, won a Booktrust Early Years Award, and Black Dog was the 2013 Greenaway Medal Winner.
10 NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408853368 / £12.99 EBOOK / 9781408853375 / £10.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Praise for The Imaginary: ‘By turns scary and funny, touching without being sentimental, and beautifully illustrated by Emily Gravett, The Imaginary is a delight from start to finish.’ – Financial Times ‘One of the most beautifully produced children’s novels of the year’ – Irish Times ‘A moving read about loyalty and belief in the extraordinary’ – Guardian ALSO AVAILABLE:
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Odd and the Frost Giants Written by
Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell join forces once more in this irresistible epic Nordic fable, with hauntingly lovely silver ink adding to the brilliance of the illustration and story
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408870600 / £14.99 ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Neil Giaman’s thrilling, wintry Nordic epic weaves a tale of legend, magic and adventure which will grip and enchant readers from beginning to end. Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear ... and then Odd’s destiny begins to change ... Neil Gaiman is British and lives in the USA. 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. 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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The Sleeper and the Spindle Deluxe Edition Written by
Deluxe edition of the thrillingly reimagined fairytale by the magical partnership of award-bedecked, bestselling Neil Gaiman and Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. The hit fairytale reboot is back in an exclusive slipcase and larger format, with gold ink adding lustre to Gaiman’s words and Riddell’s art – promising to hold readers spellbound from start to finish On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents.
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408878422 / £25.00 ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition Written by
Discover J.K. Rowling's wizarding world with glorious full-colour illustration by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal
4 OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408845653 / £30.00 ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay’s dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters – including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart – await inside this fully illustrated edition. With paint, pencil and pixels, award-winning illustrator Jim Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired reimagining will captivate fans and new readers alike, as Harry and his friends, now in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, seek out a legendary chamber and the deadly secret that lies at its heart ... 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 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. As well as receiving an OBE for services to children’s literature, she has received many awards and honours, including France’s Légion d’honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster and since graduating has worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. After producing a one-man exhibition at Richmond Gallery he was approached by a publisher and his freelance illustration work began. Jim has produced concept work for film and television, and contributed to a group exhibition at the V&A museum in London. He now lives and works in Northamptonshire with his partner and a rescued greyhound.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Written by
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Written by
Gorgeous gift editions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, with line art by Jonny Duddle etched in foil on the cover and slipcase – the perfect present for Potter fans old and new
7 JULY 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408869130 / £25.00 ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
10 NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408869147 / £30.00 ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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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 Earth fall.
1 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408863824 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408863831 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: ED VICTOR TERRITORY: COMM/EUEXCAN,OM
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, 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, as well as Earthfall and Earthfall: Retribution. He lives with his family in Hampshire.
Urban Outlaws: Shockwave Peter Jay Black The Urban Outlaws must get the antidote to a deadly virus in the final book of this high-tech, action-packed series for fans of Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow The Urban Outlaws have been infected! Hector Del Sarto used them to spread the deadly Medusa virus and now the whole of London is in lockdown. Only Hector and his father have the antidote. Can Jack, Charlie, Obi, Slink and Wren work together to bring down the Del Sartos once and for all – and save themselves? The whole city depends on them! The Urban Outlaws face their toughest challenge yet in the final book of this high-octane adventure series. For more, check out urbanoutlawsbunker.com 3 NOVEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408851517 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408851524 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Peter Jay Black loves gadgets, films and things that make him laugh so hard he thinks he might pass out. He went to Arts University Bournemouth and a career in IT followed. One day, a team of super-skilled kids popped into his head and, writing in a Hollywood apartment, he brought them to life. The Urban Outlaws series has been shortlisted for numerous awards. Peter lives in Dorset and he enjoys collecting unusual artefacts like Neolithic arrowheads and fossilised dinosaur poo.
Tales of Terror Written by
Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling series of spine-tingling short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious children’s book awards. chrispriestleybooks.com David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has illustrated works by authors such as Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Ardagh and Chris Priestley. Born in Liverpool, he now lives and works in London. He won the Nestle Children’s Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in Mouse Noses on Toast (Faber). His books with Julia Donaldson include the bestselling Tyrannosuarus Drip, Jack and the Flum-Flum Tree, The Troll and The Flying Bath. davidrobertsillustration.com
6 OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408871096 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Burning Danielle Rollins Orange is the New Black meets Carrie in this uniquely creepy story about the darkness that dwells in each of us After three years in juvie, Angela Davis is just three months shy of release from Brunesfield Correctional Facility. She’ll finally see her little brother again. But then Jessica arrives ... She’s only ten years old but she’s brought to Brunesfield in shackles under the highest security possible. No one knows what she did to end up there. But there are plenty of rumours. Soon, strange things begin to happen that can only be traced to the new girl's arrival and it becomes clear that Jessica is more dangerous than anyone ever expected ...
7 JULY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408869956 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408869963 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: D4EO LITERARY AGENCY TERRITORY: WE
Danielle Rollins has won numerous awards for her fiction and non-fiction, and earned a 2009 Pushcart Prize nomination for her short story, Drive. She's the author of The Merciless under the pseudonym Danielle Vega, and Burning is her debut under her own name. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends far too much money on vintage furniture and leather boots.
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Throne of Glass 5 Sarah J. Maas Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe and fans will be left breathless as kingdoms collide in the fifth instalment of the New York Times bestselling series
6 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781619636071 / £14.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408872895 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408872901 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO worldofsarahjmaas.com facebook.com/throneofglass @SJMaas
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The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows and the series’ prequel, The Assassin's Blade; as well as the New York Times bestselling 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.
Throne of Glass Colouring Book Written by
Sarah J. Maas
Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe and Craig Phillips The New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series comes alive in this exquisite new colouring book, featuring 46 pieces of original art For the first time, fans of Sarah J. Maas’s sweeping New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass saga can experience the vivid imagery of her expansive world. Celaena battling the ridderak in the catacombs, Chaol in the gardens of the glass castle, Manon riding her wyvern through the Crossing, and many other favourite moments, characters and objects come to life as readers explore the vibrantly detailed realm of Throne of Glass. Stunning original black and white drawings will bring fans deeper into the series than ever before – making this a must-have companion to Sarah J. Maas’s beloved books.
6 SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408881422 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Stealing Snow Danielle Paige A powerful, twisty, contemporary reimagining of The Snow Queen â€“ with a heroine destined for acts of icy darkness. A gorgeously dark and grown-up Frozen
6 OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408872932 / ÂŁ7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: NEW LEAF LITERARY TERRITORY: WE
17-year-old Snow lives within the walls of a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn't belong there, but she has no memory of life outside, except for her strangest dreams. And then a mysterious, handsome man opens a door and Snow knows that she has to leave ... She finds herself in icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. Secret after secret is revealed and Snow discovers that her choices of the heart will change everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate ... Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and the author of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series: Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise and four prequel novellas. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She currently lives in New York City.
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Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin A novel of hope, love and redemption told in brilliant and unusual style. The tenthanniversary of Zevin's modern classic, this new edition will have a gorgeous, commemorative new package, ensuring that a new generation of readers falls in love with Liz's story of life after life In this delightful novel death is a beginning, a new start; when Liz is killed in a hit-andrun accident her 'life' takes a very unexpected turn. At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love. But in Elsewhere all things carry on – almost as they did on Earth – except that the inhabitants get younger, dogs and humans can communicate (at last), new relationships are formed and old ones sadly interrupted on Earth are renewed. Full of ingenious detail and woven around the most touching and charming relationships this is a novel of hope, of redemption and rebirth. It is a novel that tells of sadness with heart-breaking honesty and of love and happiness with uplifting brilliance.
14 JULY 2016 PAPERBACK / 9781408880104 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Gabrielle Zevin is the author of award-winning books for young adults including Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and books for adults including The Hole We're In.
The Light That Gets Lost Natasha Carthew The powerful second novel from the author of Winter Damage. Perfect for fans of Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness and Meg Rosoff There is a fire inside him, a demon, and it knows what it wants ... After his sentencing Trey arrives at the camp in the same way all the kids there did: damaged, angry and criminal. But he is different. He has a plan: he is hunting for the man who slaughtered his family years ago. But then friendship and loyalties start to complicate things and before he knows it, Trey is caught in the flames of something wild and mad that he can’t control ... Natasha’s first novel, Winter Damage, was nominated for the 2014 Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for several national awards, including the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2014. She has recently completed her third book, also for Bloomsbury. Natasha lives in Cornwall, occasionally runs ‘Wild Writing’ workshops but spends most of her time writing outside in all weathers. She is also a survival expert and trained walks guide.
10 NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK / 9781408835869 / £12.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408835876 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408835883 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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City of Fae From the moment Alina touches Reign, London’s hottest fae superstar, her fate – and the fae – close in. Below ground, the fae high queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains ... and to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love. 9781408868720 / £3.99
City of Shadows Alina knows she is not real – the fae queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans’ energy to survive. She isn’t content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making. Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel’s tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel’s enemy. Who should she trust? This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance. 9781408879733 / £3.99
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Index 21 Stolen Kisses 65
Alexander McCall Smith’s Marvellous Mix-ups 39 Animasaurus: Incredible Animals that Roamed the Earth 33 Anti-Boredom Christmas Book, The 30 Any Way You Slice It 66 Art of Falling, The 65 Arty Book, The 29 At First Blush 65
Fairy-Tale Matchmaker, The 67 Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth, The 6 Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World 30 First Day at Bug School 10 Fizzlebert Stump and the Great Supermarket Showdown 41 Four Silly Skeletons 13 Fuzzy Mud 47
Bear's Big Day 8
Great Dragon Bake Off, The 7
Be a Friend 8 Beginner’s Guide to Coding, A 29 Branded 65 Burning 59 By the Light of the Moon 16
Goodnight World 18 Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective, The 49
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition 54 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 55
Chronologica: The Incredible Years that Defined History 33
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 55
Chu's Day at the Beach 19
Horse of Fire 43
City of Fae 64 City of Shadows 64 Classic Nursery Rhymes 20
Hollywood Witch Hunter 66
I Don’t Like Poetry 35
Dragon Jelly 20
Is This a Poem? 36
Discovering Dinosaurs 32
Instalove 66 Introducing Teddy 5
It’s Not My Fault! 35
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots 36
Earthfall: Redemption 56
Kew: A Year in the Garden Colouring Book 27 Kitty's Magic: Misty the Scared Kitten 38 Kitty's Magic: Shadow the Lonely Cat 38
Let's Do Multiplication and Division 31 Lift and Look: School 23 Lift-the-flap Friends: Dinosaurs 24 Lift-the-flap Friends: Fairy 24 Light That Gets Lost, The 63 Little Owl's Egg 15 Look and Learn Fun: Colours 23 Look and Learn Fun: Shapes 23 Lulu and the Noisy Baby 19
Malkin Moonlight 45 Marsh Road Mysteries: Cats and Curses 48 Miscellany of Magical Beasts, A 32 Munch, Crunch, Pirate Lunch! 11 My First Writing Books: Animals 25 My First Writing Books: Dinosaurs 25 My First Writing Books: Farm 25 My First Writing Books: Things That Go! 25
Nothing! 9 Nuddy Ned's Christmas 17
Odd and the Frost Giants 52
Return Once More 66
Seek and Find: Space 26 Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf 67 Sir Dancealot 14 Sleeper and the Spindle Deluxe Edition, The 53 Snow Bear 21 Song of Summer 66 Sound of Us, The 66 Starchaser: A TodHunter Moon Adventure 46 Stealing Snow 62
Tales of Terror from the Black Ship 57 Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth 57 Throne of Glass 5 60 Throne of Glass Colouring Book 61 Trick to Landing, The 66 Trollsong 51
Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads 43 Uncle Montagueâ€™s Tales of Terror 57 Up, Up and Away 7 Urban Outlaws: Shockwave 56
Watch Out for Muddy Puddles! 12 We Own the Night 66 What Happens in Abroad 65 What Happens in Berlin 65 What Happens in London 65 What Happens in Paris 65 Witch Glitch 42 Wolf Wilder, The 50
Robin's Winter Song 21
SandRider: A TodHunter Moon Adventure 46 Santa's Busy Day 24 Seek and Find: Christmas 26
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