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B LO O M S B U RY

CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING Bologna 2016


Bloomsbury Children’s Rights: Who’s Who Joanna Everard – Rights Director Nordic countries joanna.everard@bloomsbury.com Flavia Esteves – International Rights Manager (maternity cover for Alice Grigg) France, Germany, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Greece flavia.esteves@bloomsbury.com Allison Cole – International Rights Manager Netherlands, Italy, Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, US allison.cole@bloomsbury.com Nova Hekne – International Rights Executive Israel, Middle East, Poland Nova.Hekne@bloomsbury.com Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 5600 www.bloomsbury.com ALL ARTWORK FOR TITLES NOT YET PUBLISHED IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Front cover artwork is taken from Witch Glitch, written by Sibéal Pounder and illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson Back cover artwork is taken from Little Owl’s Egg, written by Debi Gliori and illustrated by Alison Brown


CONTENTS

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PRE-SCHOOL

11 ACTIVITY BOOKS

24 Bloomsbury Apps

25 PICTURE BOOKS

54 NON FICTION

69 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY UK

84 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY US

102 BLOOMSBURY SPARK

104 SHORT FICTION

110 HIGH-LOW FICTION


PRE-SCHOOL


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Little Baby: Indoors and Outdoors Beautiful, monochrome board books with bright foil on every page for reading first words to your baby, with stunning illustrations of everyday indoor and outdoor objects  onochrome, foiled board books are a popular format for learning first words •M • C oloured foil enhances the monochrome design, and highlights the first words for easier learning  ith beautifully designed pages and fun illustrations •W • Illustrated by Mel Four

July 2017 BoardBook | £5.99 10PP | 160 X 160MM | BOARD + FOIL | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Playtime with Ted Bedtime with Ted Sophy Henn Join Ted’s adventures at playtime and bedtime – lift the flaps to find out what he is doing next! Toddlers will adore this chunky board book packed full of little adventures. From award-winning illustrator Sophy Henn • P erfect for fans of Chris Haughton and Rob Biddulph • L ift-the-flap and change the scene! • S turdy board books perfect for pre-schoolers • C elebrate the imagination • S tylish colours and design create must-have books with Sophy’s trademark look • P laytime with Ted is full of imaginative games for interactive reading • B edtime with Ted has a quiet and soothing ending, for the perfect bedtime read

April 2017 BoardBook | £5.99 12pp | 180 x 180MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Bobo & Co. Nicola Killen Meet Bobo and his friends! Join them as they play hide and seek, and spot the different colours as they paint a picture for Snap the crocodile. Lift-the-flap fun for pre-schoolers, with sweet illustrations from Nicola Killen • F eatures Bobo the panda and his cast of friends – cute, relatable characters that toddlers will love to read about over and over • F irst concept books introducing colours and numbers • L ift-the-flap fun to engage and entertain pre-schoolers • F or fans of Tilly and co and Poppy Cat  icola Killen has created Bobo’s world to stimulate and surprise •N young children. She has illustrated several picture books before and these are her first books for Bloomsbury

June 2017 BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 10PP | 180 X 180MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Surprise Mirror Books Join the farmer as he visits all the animals on the farm, or Santa as he visits everyone in the North Pole. Fun and engaging board books with a mirror surprise on the final page • A surprise mirror on the last page for an interactive experience! • P lay with the goats, meet the horses, pick the apples and feed the pigs in Farmer’s Busy Day  elp Santa get ready for Christmas, visit the toy workshop and ready the sledge in Santa’s Busy Day •H  uality mirror novelty makes this stand out in the pre-school market •Q • llustrated by Eva Sassin and Sophie Hanton

OCTOBER 2016 BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 16PP | 203mm X 178MM | BOARD + MIRROR | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: WALES: SANTA’S BUSY DAY NORWAY: SANTA’S BUSY DAY

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My Day: First Words An exquisite book of first words for children and parents to share • T his book is a truly interactive ‘point and say’ experience. A child can use it throughout the day, with words and objects they might find – from when they wake up, until they go back to bed. Simple words like bed, plate, dog, cake, bus, book, teddy and many more are paired with beautiful illustrations • A ll words can be used over one day • A do-it-yourself interactive experience to share with a child

MARCH 2017 BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 32PP | 250MM X 250MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

I Wish I Were ... The perfect board books for all aspiring little pirates and princesses!  ith chunky novelties and lots of fun things to spot, children will love pulling tabs, lifting flaps and moving sliders in this brand new •W series of board books that are the perfect size for little hands • S mriti Prasadam-Halls has been a children’s writer for more than ten years and has written several children’s books, including the bestselling Jingle Jangle Jungle, illustrated by Axel Scheffler • B right, bold illustrations from Sarah Ward. The I Wish I Were board books are Sarah’s first books for Bloomsbury

MAY 2016 BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 10PP | 180 x 180MM | BOARD + MULTI-NOVELTY | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: GERMANY, SPAIN

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Baby Look and Feel Teach your baby their first words with these bright, fun-to-touch board books! • L ittle fingers will love exploring this playful and interactive book, packed with bright, textured pictures which babies will love to touch • S imple text on every page makes learning first words fun • A dd your own sound effects! • A vailable in a range of young children’s favourite topics, new topics are Pets and Beach • Illustrated by Simon Abbott and Lesley Grainger  esigned with shaped edges so little fingers will find it easy to turn the pages •D

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ALSO AVAILABLE BOARDBOOK | £4.99 | 10PP | 160 X 160MM BOARD + TOUCH AND FEEL | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND: ANIMALS, THINGS THAT GO NORWAY: ANIMALS, THINGS THAT GO SWEDEN: ANIMALS, THINGS THAT GO WALES: FARM, HOME

My Feelings Board Book Molly Potter An engaging boardbook edition with tabs to explore different emotions with your child. Illustrated by Sarah Jennings • A re you feeling happy, sad, excited, worried, shy, scared, or grumpy? Do you know why? This book will introduce emotions and show children how to talk about, share, cope, and understand their feelings. Includes lovely illustrations that will make your child smile, frown, or jump for joy • T abbed pages separate each emotion and feeling for easy access • B eautiful illustrations will make this learning experience fun! • A real discussion book, ideal for the car, the sofa, or bedtime

JUNE 2016 BOARDBOOK | £6.99 16PP | 237 X 237MM | BOARD + TABS | 3+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Wipe Clean Writing Board Books Learn to write by tracing first words and then wiping clean: you can practice again and again and again! • C hildren will love these first writing board books. They can trace the letters and if they change their minds as they write, or make a mistake, they can wipe clean and start again! Illustrated by some of our favourite illustrators: Lesley Grainger, Simon Abbott and Dan Crisp • A brilliant activity book to share with your child  y First Wipe Clean Writing series includes popular themes such as Animals, Dinosaurs, Things That Go!, and Farm •M

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BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 16PP | 200 x 200MM | BOARD + WIPE CLEAN | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Carry and Play Your baby will love these fun board books, designed with a handle for little hands to hold • The Carry and Play series launched in autumn 2015 with two Christmas titles and one Halloween-themed title. Spring Friends and I Love You are brand-new additions to the list • F un, seasonal themes • B right and brilliant with foil-stamped covers

BOARDBOOK | £4.99 | 10PP | 160 X 160mm | Board + Handle | 0+ RIGHTS sold: WALES: CARRY AND PLAY CHRISTMAS, Snowman

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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, including Dinosaurs, Fairies, Princess and Pirates • A delightful new lift-the-flap series, perfect for teaching children their first words • B eautiful illustrations combined with short, simple and engaging text makes learning first words fun • L ift-the-flap Friends launches with Fairy and Dinosaurs in 2016, with Pirates and Princess following in 2017 • Illustrated by Peter Allen, Joelle Dreidemy, Sophie Hanton and Laila Hills COMING SOON

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BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 14PP | 200 X 200mm | Board + Flaps | 2+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Lift and Look Take children on their first adventures as they start exploring different topics • L ift the flaps and discover stories on young children’s favourite topics, including Garden, School, Dinosaurs and Space • B loomsbury’s Lift and Look board books are packed full of large cut-out flaps, especially designed for little hands • T hey also feature bright and beautiful illustrations and fun, engaging text which children will adore • L aunching with four new titles in 2016 • Illustrated by Simon Abbott and Helen Poole co m ing soon

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MAY 2016 BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 12PP | 180 X 180mm | board + flaps | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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My First Experience Activity and Sticker Books Two exciting new titles in the My First Experience Series: My First Day at School and My First Trip to the Dentist. A perfect way for all children to learn about the ‘firsts’ in life, as they happen. From their first day at school to their first time at the dentist, hours of fun first experiences await! • B eautifully illustrated with easy text and games to make these first experiences more exciting • F ull of colouring, drawing, writing, spotting and sticking activities • T he perfect books for every child with worries or questions, providing hours of fun to help children talk about their new experiences  y First Trip to the Dentist includes a sticker reward page to •M encourage readers to learn about keeping their teeth healthy March 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 20pp | 305 x 238mm | 0+ | +4PP STICKERS ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 y First Day at School includes scene illustrations that will help •M children to understand what the new experience will be like

My First Languages Activity and Sticker Book Fantastic new sticker books for young readers to learn everyday words in French and Spanish  ith amazing illustrations and everyday words, these books •W introduce children to their first foreign languages  onderful stickers and illustrations help children tackle first words, •W guided by thematic scenes that bring the world of language to life • Includes a list of more difficult words as well as phonetic help with pronunciation JULY 2017

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PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP | 305 x 238mm | 3 + | +4PP STICKERS ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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 ours of stickering fun while learning a language too – so every •H child can impress their friends!


Self-Destructing Science Activity Books Warning: these books will self-destruct! Packed full of fun and exciting projects using the pages themselves, these books will have you tearing, folding, cutting, experimenting and scribbling as you learn • P acked full of hands-on science activities for children, designed to make science accessible and exciting • A mazing illustrations throughout from the wonderful Nikalas Catlow. Exciting insides: 2 pantones and black, and an eye-popping 3 pantones and black cover • E asy-to-follow text and instructions which will help children to perform their own science experiments • F un and educational, this series will keep readers entertained for hours

MAY 2016 paperback | £7.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: TURKEY COMING SOON

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Seek and Find Search, seek and find speedy cheetahs, jolly red Santas, ferocious dinosaurs, and much, much more! Seek and Find is packed full of eye-popping artwork and awesome facts for endless seeking fun! • V ibrant and eye-popping artwork create hours of seeking and finding fun • Interesting facts and exciting information dotted throughout • K ey links to educational topics • F ive books in the series planned

MAY 2016 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 24PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE COMING SOON

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Activity and Sticker Books Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Ideal for providing entertainment at home or on the move! • P erfect for boys and girls aged 3+ • 4 full pages of stickers in every activity book, with between 200 and 350 stickers • 3 0 bright and beautifully illustrated titles to choose from • P ossibility for various bind-up options – please enquire!

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4pp stickers | 305 X 238MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

SERIES RIGHTS SOLD: France: My Spring, My Santa’s Workshop, My First Christmas, MY FOOTBALL, MY GARAGE, MY ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MY ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Greece: My Spring, My Seaside, My Pink Princess, My Fabulous Pink Fairy, My Mermaid, My Pretty Pink Ballet, My Things that Go, My Zoo Animals, My Swashbuckling Pirate, My Christmas, My Jolly Red Santa, MY SANTA’S WORKSHOP Sweden: My Swashbuckling Pirate, My Pretty Pink Princess

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Sticker Activity Books Provide hours of stickering and activity fun for boys and girls. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations, perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move! • F ormat for younger readers – 8 full pages of larger stickers for younger hands • 1 6 brilliant themes to choose from • E very book is packed full of stickers • P ossibility for various bind-up options – please enquire!

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 16PP + 8PP Stickers | 276 X 216MM | 3+ Rights Sold: Greece: My Colours, My Car and Things that Go, My Farm Animals, My Under the Sea, My Shapes, My Counting KOREA: MY ABC, MY SHAPES, MY COUNTING, MY BABY ANIMALS, MY CAR AND THINGS THAT GO, MY 123, MY UNDER THE SEA, MY FARM ANIMALS, MY FIRST DINOSAUR, MY FIRST PETS, MY COLOURS, MY OPPOSITES, MY FIRST CHRISTMAS

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Write Your Own Pet Story These brilliant activity books are bursting with colourful illustrations and stickers to help children tell their own amazing stories. The first sentence of every story has been written and the children can write and use stickers to decide what will happen next and how their amazing tales will end • E xtremely easy to follow text and instructions with hints and tips in boxes  ver 300 stickers in every book •O • A lso features two completed stories to add fun stickers to  andy portable format ideal for children to do on their own, in a •H quiet time or to relieve the boredom of a long journey • T he two published titles in this series (Princess and Pirate) have sold over 6,500 copies to date

JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4PP stickers | 276 X 216MM | 3+ SERIES RIGHTS SOLD: CATALAN: PIRATE, PRINCESS, ITALY: PIRATE, PRINCESS, ROMANIA: PIRATE, PRINCESS, SPAIN: PIRATE PRINCESS

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Sticker Story Books Write your own amazing stories with these fun sticker storybooks • T hese brilliant activity books are packed full of colourful illustrations and stickers to help you write stories • T he first sentence of every story has been written for you, but children will need to decide what will happen and how their amazing tales will end • A lso features two completed stories to add fun stickers to •O  ver 100 stickers for hours of stickering fun

PAPERBACK | £4.99 24PP + 6PP Stickers 305 X 238MM | 3+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Fairytale Sticker Scenes Tell traditional fairytale stories in brilliant sticker scenes! • 8 pages of stickers in every book to bring your fairytale stories to life • 6 traditional fairytales to choose from • E ach book includes between 200 and 350 stickers

PAPERBACK | £4.99 16PP + 8pp stickers | 305 X 238MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: Greece: My Cinderella, My Jack and the Beanstalk, MY SNOW WHITE, MY THREE LITTLE PIGS

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My ... By Me A perfect place to record everything about the people you love. Draw their face, describe their day, list their favourite foods and more! • Over 350 stickers in each book • Two Titles available: My Mum By Me and My Best Friend By Me ALSO AVAILABLE

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4PP stickers | 276 X 216MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE, ROMANIA

Look and Learn Fun Fun early learning activity books, packed full of stickers. Learn to write by tracing over numbers and letters, practise your ABCs, counting to ten and much more • L ook and Learn Fun launched with new titles in January 2015, followed by two more in July 2015.  ore titles to come next year! •M • In a handy, portable format

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PAPERBACK | £4.99 32PP + 4PP stickers 276 X 216MM | 4+ RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE: 123, COUNTING

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A Year in the Garden Colouring Book With over 90 delicate illustrations to colour in, these beautiful line drawings follow the calendar year. Hop through the snowflakes and berries, delve into the tropical palm house and finish off a beautiful bluebell caper as you travel through the seasons with this gorgeous colouring book. A beautiful collaboration with Kew Gardens • Illustrated by the talented Clair Rossiter: over 90 magical illustrations for the reader to colour and keep September 2016 £9.99 | 96PP | 297 x 210mm | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A mixture of mono and colour pages, and foil on the cover: a beautiful, high-end purchase  ith customisable flaps on the front cover, which you can make your own! •W • A treasured gift purchase for all gardeners

My Lovely Colouring Book Inspire your own colouring with these beautiful, illustrated lines. With stunning shapes and patterns in both colour and black-and-white, you can make this your very own creation. This lovely colouring book is guaranteed to inspire all ages • B eautiful, intricate designs make this as upmarket and gifty a colouring book as any of the competition • A mix of mono and colour in varying amounts, with some template pages in full colour as a guide  ill appeal to adults as well as children: perfect for colouring fans of ALL ages •W • A n easy, portable format for all bags and pockets June 2016 Paperback | £5.99 128pp | 210 x 148mm | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• C reative and inspiring – a fresh offering for colouring fans

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My First Colouring Have fun colouring in baby animals, dinosaurs, things that go and much more with this brilliant series, each book packed full of stickers • C lear and easy pictures to colour with coloured versions of each picture for the child to use as a colouring guide • Includes over 300 amazing stickers in every book for hours of fun!

PAPERBACK | £3.99 | 32PP + 2PP Stickers | 276 x 216mm | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

My Gorgeous Girls Colouring Book and My Brilliant Boys Colouring Book A brilliant series of colouring books covering all your favourite subjects  ours of fabulous colouring in fun •H • A ll you need are your best crayons and felt pens • P lus stickers as extras to decorate your colouring ALSO AVAILABLE

PAPERBACK | £3.99 | 32PP +4PP STICKERS | 305 x 238mm | 3+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Let’s Draw Animals Have fun learning to draw with this brilliant drawing and colouring book! • T his amazing drawing and colouring book is so much fun! Learn how to draw all your favourite animals! • B eautiful, bright and brilliant, full-colour illustrations on every page • Includes over 350 stickers for hours of stickering fun COMING SOON

APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK | £7.99 128PP | 305 X 238MM | 3+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP | 305 X 238MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE, GREECE

Draw It! Sally Kindberg These fantastic books have weird and wonderful doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, they are packed full of fun and wacky things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every child from age 6 – 106 drawing away! • E ach book includes between 100 and 200 stickers • Iconic, stylish illustrations by Sally Kindberg

MAY 2016

• A vailable in 2 formats – a larger standard format (Draw It!, Christmas, Monsters) and a smaller format (London, Animals, Pirates and Dinosaurs)

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Standard Format: PAPERBACK | £8.99 | 112pp + 4pp stickers | 297 X 210MM | 6+ smaller Format: PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 160PP + 4pp stickers | 190 X 153mm | 6+ RIGHTS SOLD: COMPLEX CHINESE

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Activity Book Packs The ultimate pack of amazing activities, superb stickers, dynamic doodles and creative colouring • E ach pack contains sticker activity books and draw, doodle and colour books • E ach box set contains over 300 stickers BOX SET | £9.99 | 192 x 152 x 26MM RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED)

Activity Book Bind-Ups Bind-ups of our bestselling sticker activity books to create bumper editions • Bumper editions with 112 pages and over 1000 stickers

PAPERBACK | £9.99 | 112PP +8pp | 276 X 216MM | 3+ All Rights available

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My First Learning App A brilliant first learning app packed with activities that children will love playing with over and over again. Help little ones to learn their shapes, numbers, colours and first words with counting games, sticker scenes, puzzles and many more fun activities • Includes charming, bright and beautiful artwork and stickers • C reated by award winning app developer Shoo Fly Publishing

Activity Book Apps These brilliant new apps are brimming full of activities, from drawing, doodling and colouring in, to spot the difference and memory games – with tons of stickers to apply. Children can create their very own sticker scenes, stories and drawings and have fun saving them too • A vailable for all Apple iPad devices • F eatured in The Guardian’s ‘Top 20 Apps of the Week’ and in The Bookseller as ‘App of the Week’ • F ive apps available  e produce the foreign language app on your behalf – all we need is translated text! •W

Farm Activity

Things That Go Activity

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Meet the Dino Diggers! Rose Impey Chris Chatterton Meet the Dino Diggers! The first in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic slot-together novelty included with every book. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun! 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!

January 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 250 x 250MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• R ose Impey is the hugely successful author of the Sleepover Club books, which have sold over 1 million copies • E ach book contains a fantastic slot-together dino and digger novelty • B eautiful and bright illustrations from an exciting new talent

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The Naughty Naughty Baddies Mark Sperring David Tazzyman Meet the Naughty Naughty Baddies – they are wickedly wicked, awfully awful and they have a dastardly plan ... A fiendishly funny picture book by two terrific talents • B estselling author/illustrator partnership  ark Sperring is the author behind numerous fantastic picture •M books, including The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Daddy, Dino-Baby (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen)  avid Tazzyman’s first picture book for Bloomsbury, You Can’t •D Take an Elephant on the Bus, has sold 33,000 copies through UK Bookscan in the first five months. He is also the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont) which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize

March 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A brilliantly funny text that is a joy to read aloud

I’m Going to Eat This Ant Chris Naylor-Ballesteros A stylish, laugh-out-loud tale of a very hungry anteater and a very, very sneaky ant  inimalist, stylish illustrations with tonnes of humour •M • P erfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Chris Haughton and Steve Antony • A supremely satisfying story of comeuppance  ew picture book talent Chris Naylor-Ballesteros has a flair for •N understated wit in both words and illustrations

March 2017 Hardback | £11.99 | 268 X 268MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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There’s Broccoli in My Ice Cream! Emily MacKenzie Granville the Dalmatian will NOT eat fruit and vegetables. He’d much rather have ice cream and pizza – until his grandpa comes up with a cunning plan! A funny story about fussy eating, family and broccoli

January 2017 Hardback | £11.99 | 255 x 255mm PAPERBACK | £6.99 OPTION PUBLISHERS: ARABIC, BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED AND COMPLEX CHINESE) FRANCE, GAELIC, GERMANY, KOREA, LITHUANIA, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SPAIN

• E mily’s first book with Bloomsbury, Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, has been longlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, shortlisted for the Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book Award and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Rights have been sold in 13 languages! • T he fussy-eating theme is always popular!  uirky, interesting artwork with immediate appeal – great for fans of Neal Layton •Q ALSO AVAILABLE

Gecko’s Echo Lucy Rowland Natasha Rimmington A clever mother gecko protects her eggs from greedy predators, proving that brains will beat brawn every time. To protect five tiny gecko eggs, simply follow these three rules: 1. Carefully hide your beloved eggs inside a dark cave February 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

2. Should a dangerous creature approach, announce there are ONE HUNDRED VERY ANGRY GECKOS inside the cave all ready to attack (This MAY be a lie) 3. S it back and relax as said dangerous creature runs for its life BUT! Beware of rats. They are shifty and scary, and not so easily tricked … • A brilliant tale of trickery and motherly courage, perfect for fans of The Gruffalo • E xciting debut author and illustrator pairing that’s a classic in the making

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I’ll Love You Always Mark Sperring Alison Brown A reassuring and beautiful rhyming story about how long a parent’s love for a child lasts – forever! With gorgeous illustrations by the illustrator of I Love You Night and Day, Alison Brown • Alison Brown’s I Love You Night and Day, written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, was an international bestseller • A lison Brown’s books with Bloomsbury have been translated into 11 languages  ark Sperring is the author behind numerous fantastic picture •M books, including The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Daddy, Dino-Baby (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen)

January 2017 Hardback | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• P ublishing in time for Valentine’s Day  its the right note of affection without sentimentality •H ALSO AVAILABLE

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Little Owl’s Egg Debi Gliori Alison Brown Little Owl doesn’t want Mummy to have another baby owl! A heart-warming tale about a new sibling from a bestselling author and illustrator pairing • A ddresses fear of a new sibling in a charming, funny way  ew, exciting and commercial combination of award-winning •N and bestselling author and illustrator! This is the first picture book Debi has written for someone else to illustrate • B eautiful, soft artwork complements the themes of love and family – gives the aah factor without sentimentality OCTOBER 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FINLAND, GREECE

• A lison Brown’s I Love You Night and Day was an international bestseller and Debi Gliori’s No Matter What has become a modern classic

Goodnight World Debi Gliori The perfect bedtime rhyme from the much loved and bestselling author/illustrator Debi Gliori: Goodnight ice and goodnight snow, Goodnight lights above, aglow • J oin 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  ebi Gliori’s Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 •D Red House Children’s Book Award • A magically rhythmic bedtime book that will calm and comfort children in the evenings • F resh, new art style with a loose charcoal line, sweeping strokes and beautiful watercolours NOVEMBER 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 300 x 237mm RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND

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Up, Up and Away Tom McLaughlin Orson is a little boy with a big dream – he wants to build his own planet. Before long, he has a tiny planet 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. As the planet grows, Orson realises that his planet needs to be free and that sometimes you have to let go of the things that you love the most • T om McLaughlin’s books with Bloomsbury have been translated into nine languages • P erfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers

July 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRANCE, GERMANY, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN, TURKEY

• A celebration of ambition and creativity • A heart-warming story of learning to say goodbye to something you love

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Nothing! Yasmeen Ismail A wonderfully imaginative story of a little girl who loves to play. Whenever Mummy asks her what she is doing, she always says, ‘Nothing!’ Only the reader is allowed in to her colourful, crazy, creative world, where she is wrestling an octopus, or racing along in a winged chariot, or flying with birds over a noisy jungle • Y asmeen Ismail won the V&A Illustration Award 2014 and has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. I’m a Girl! has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal • Y oung children will love the crazy scenarios Lila dreams up • F ull of energy and laugh-out-loud fun!

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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 ∙ The perfect summertime story by the hugely exciting picture book author/illustrator, Suzanne Barton ∙  Suzanne has a strong co-edition track record; her first picture book for Bloomsbury, The Dawn Chorus, has been translated into six languages. It was also selected by Booktrust as a Bookstart book for 2015, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015

March 2017 Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), FRANCE, GERMANY, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS, SLOVENIA, TURKEY ALSO AVAILABLE

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Watch Out for Muddy Puddles! Ben Faulks Ben Cort You never really know what might be lurking in the world below the surface of muddy puddles – frogs, underwater kings, lost socks, big bad ducks. Do you dare jump in? • B en Faulks is Mr Bloom from CBeebies, and Ben Cort is the illustrator of the bestselling Aliens Love Underpants • Celebrates imaginative play – and the joy of splashing in puddles! • A fun rhyming text, full of energy

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The Big Bad Mood Tom Jamieson Olga Demidova 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!!’ His 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

May 2017 Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T om Jamieson is a principal joke writer for Private Eye magazine. He was one of the head writers on the award-winning sketch series Dead Ringers and has contributed to several radio and television programmes  lgo Demidova is the illustrator of Peep Inside the Farm, part of •O the bestselling Peep Inside Usborne series

I Don’t Want Curly Hair Laura Ellen Anderson All Curly Haired Girl has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest silkiest hair who says all she’s ever wanted is curly hair – they are both confused! • A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair – lots and lots of hair • L aura Ellen Anderson is a hugely exciting 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

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Henry and the Yeti Russell Ayto A funny story about believing in yourself (and yetis) from bestselling master illustrator Russell Ayto  enry’s quest to find a yeti is told with verve and humour, in both •H words and pictures • T he delight of actually meeting a mythical creature will appeal to every child • R ussell Ayto won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2008 for The Witch’s Children Go to School; he won the Gold Smarties Award in 2003 for The Witch’s Children; he has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and he was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award and the Smarties Book Prize for Quacky quack-quack!

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Alfie in the Woods Debi Gliori The third picture book about Alfie, the little rabbit with the BIG imagination, featuring a beautiful gatefold spread. During an autumnal walk in the woods, Alfie embarks on a wild creature adventure! • Includes a beautiful gatefold spread • Debi Gliori’s Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award • P rolific author/illustrator – over 80 books published • Debi’s No Matter What is a modern classic August 2017 Hardback | £11.99 | 250 x 250mm OPTION PUBLISHERS: FINLAND ALSO AVAILABLE

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Four Silly Skeletons Mark Sperring Sue Hendra A very silly foot-stamping, bone-rattling romp of a story from the bestselling Mark Sperring and Sue Hendra – their first author/illustrator collaboration • T wo extremely commercial names September 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 255 x 255mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• S ue Hendra’s books have sold over 675,000 copies • S ue’s artwork appeals to both boys and girls – and Mark’s text is a joy to read aloud  ark Sperring is the author behind numerous fantastic picture books, including •M The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Daddy, Dino-Baby (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen) • P erfect for Halloween

Marmaduke the Very Popular Dragon Rachel Valentine Ed Eaves Marmaduke the dragon gets his first taste of popularity, but will his best friend Meg understand? A story about friendship, fights and finding the person we really want to be May 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• E d Eaves won the Stockport Early Years Award in 2012 and Oldham Council Early Years Award in 2012 for How to Grow a Dinosaur and was shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award in 2013 for Welcome to Alien School • B eautifully decorated with gold holo foil on the cover and two inside pages

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• S econd standalone book in the popular Marmaduke series  ver 50,000 copies of Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon sold in the UK •O

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Wolfish Stew Suzi Moore Erica Salcedo Once there was a rabbit whose name was Grey And he went to the woods to pick berries one day … • B rilliantly clever story, perfect for fans of The Gruffalo and Rosie’s Walk • S uzi’s first picture book, Little One’s Bedtime (Simon & Schuster), was published in 2011. Suzi is also the author of the charming Two Little Bears (Bloomsbury) and this time she’s back with even more imaginative fun • Illustrated by exciting new picture book talent, Erica Salcedo

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The Truth According to Arthur Tim Hopgood David Tazzyman Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn’t have. Arthur knows he’s done wrong but will he tell the truth OR will he bend it, stretch it, cover it up or hide it ...? What would YOU do? What will Arthur do? Find out in this fresh and funny take on a common childhood predicament – to tell the truth or to tell a little fib • A fabulously funny picture book for encouraging honesty – ideal for little ones who are just starting to experiment with telling the truth • Illustrated by David Tazzyman, bestselling illustrator of the internationally recognised Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton, which have sold in 32 languages and won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize

June 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 274 x 245mm RIGHTS SOLD: CATALAN, CHINA (COMPLEX CHINESE), GREECE, KOREA, SPAIN, TURKEY

• T im Hopgood won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator and was also nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal ALSO AVAILABLE

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The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth Hollie Hughes Leigh Hodgkinson

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A mahoosive mammoth one morning awoke and groaned to his friend: My word, it’s no joke! I need to find something to eat and real quick. I’m feeling quite weak and terribly sick And so begins the tale of the famishing vanishing mahoosive mammoth – a hairy beast who simply can’t think of anything but his tummy  ith artwork by the fabulous Leigh Hodgkinson – the talent behind picture books •W such as Colin and the Snoozebox (Orchard), Goldilocks and Just the One Bear (Nosy Crow), and Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Bloomsbury). She is also an award-winning animator and a director of the BAFTA Award-winning series Charlie and Lola  ollie Hughes is a talented new picture book author. Having three children of her •H own, she is perfectly tuned into the reading habits and tastes of young children. The Famishing Vanishing Mahoosive Mammoth is Hollie’s debut picture book and there’ll be lots more to come!

By The Light of the Moon Tom Percival Ivan finds his new house strange and can’t sleep. Then a shimmering light takes him on a magical night-time adventure, and shows him that soon the new house will feel like home • A gently emotional story to reassure children’s fears about moving house • V ibrant, colourful, multimedia artwork with exquisitely delicate touches and plenty of detail for children to pore over again and again

OCTOBER 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 300 X 237MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), FRANCE, GERMANY, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS, SLOVENIA

• C hildren will love the magical friend Ivan makes, and identify with Ivan and his feelings about the new house

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We’re Going on an Egg Hunt Laura Hughes Join the Easter bunnies on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt • T he perfect Easter gift – with ten eggs to find and count, and liftthe-flap surprises along the way. Do watch out for the obstacles and even a wolfish surprise! • L aura Hughes is an exciting young London-based illustrator and this is her first book with Bloomsbury  orgeous, sparkly cover •G

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Sir Dancealot Timothy Knapman Keith Robinson Sir Dancealot is the bravest knight around, but he has a rather unique way of beating his foe … With a dance-off! Because all across the land Sir Dancealot is known for his move-busting, body-popping, hip-hopping duelling. But he also has a weakness, and he is about to meet his match … In the form of a disco-dancing, pirouetting, ICE-SKATING dragon … • A brilliantly funny friendship tale with a twist – the perfect picture book for any child who loves knights, dragons and dancing! • T imothy 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

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The Great Dragon Bake Off Nicola O’Byrne 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 undragonlike pastime … On your marks, get set … BAKE! • F abulously funny, imaginative and highly original

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 icola was Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for •N Children’s Book Illustration. In 2014, she 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 ALSO AVAILABLE

First Day at Bug School Sam Lloyd Welcome to Bug School! Don’t be nervous on your first day – it’s lots of fun. Learn creeping with the spiders and singing with the crickets, count spots with the ladybirds and hop, skip and jump in PE with the fleas! • A rhythmic, bright celebration of school, starring some very cute bugs indeed! Sure to allay first-day-at-school fears • K ids will love discovering just how fun school can be!

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• S am Lloyd, who has sold over half a million books in the UK alone, also has three books in the successful Yikes! series (Yikes, Stinkysaurus!, Yikes, Ticklysaurus! and Yikes, SantaClaws! )  ini beasts and bugs are a perennial favourite – there are lots •M of tiny details for kids to pore over


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Nuddy Ned’s Christmas Kes Gray Garry Parsons 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 – this ever so slightly naughty picture book is guaranteed to be a hit with children • K es Gray is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas (Red Fox). He is also the author of titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series (Red Fox), all of which are illustrated by Nick Sharratt

OCTOBER 2016 Hardback | £11.99 | 276 X 219MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 arry Parsons has illustrated a number of picture books, including Trouble at the •G Dinosaur Cafe by Brian Moses and There’s an Ouch in My Pouch by Jeanne Willis (both Puffin)

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Munch, Crunch, Pirate Lunch! John Kelly Meet the Beastly Pirates: the munchiest, crunchiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas! • A raucous, swashbuckling romp of a story with stunning and vibrant artwork by the fabulous John Kelly • John Kelly is an illustrator, writer and designer who has worked for Scholastic, Macmillan, Hodder, Simon & Schuster, Aardman Animation, Lucasfilm, Radar pictures and many others. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal • L augh-out-loud storytelling of the scariest sailors on the seven seas – a perfect piratical picture book

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Lulu and the Noisy Baby Camilla Reid Ailie Busby Join Lulu, the ever-popular pre-school character, as she welcomes her new noisy baby brother in this interactive liftthe-flap picture book. A great new addition to the Lulu range of novelty, picture and board books  ver 500,000 copies sold so far globally, including international •O editions August 2016 LIFT-THE-FLAP | £6.99 | 20PP | 250 X 250MM RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (CHINESE COMPLEX) OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), DENMARK, FINLAND, France, ITALY, JAPAN, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SPAin, PORTUGAL, TURKEY

• T he Lulu books have been translated into 13 languages  ifferent formats available to satisfy every price point: •D - Lift-the-flap board books (Lulu Loves Colours /Noises / Numbers /Shapes ) - Touch and feel and lift-the-flap novelty books (Lulu’s Shoes, Lulu’s Clothes, Lulu’s Loo, Lulu’s Christmas, Lulu’s Lunch ) - Lift-the-flap picture book (This is Lulu ) - Standard 32pp picture book (Lulu Loves Nursery )

LIFT-THE-FLAP | £6.99 20PP | 250 X 250MM BOARDBOOK WITH FLAPS | £5.99 20PP | 160 X 160MM

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What Do You Love About You? Karen Lechelt A fresh, stylish picture book with unique graphic art that encourages being true to yourself and to embrace what makes you different • S weet, simple concept-driven story that introduces animals • Fresh, graphic picture book with a hip new style and broad appeal that will inspire children to love themselves and others • S trong gift appeal – this commercially appealing package will stand out to people buying gifts for new babies and Valentine’s Day and is perfect for reading cuddled up with a little one • T alented artist with unique style

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Mosquitoes Can’t Bite Ninjas Jordan P. Novak A fantastically funny, totally buzz-worthy picture book about one little ninja who won’t let a hungry mosquito snack on him!  ith all the humor and appeal of Bob Shea and Jory John •W • J ordan’s illustration style has just as much humor as the text, and her characters are hilarious and expressive • Summertime hook – everyone can relate to fighting off annoying mosquitoes! • S urprising and darkly humorous ending

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A Hop Is Up Kristy Dempsey Lori Richmond Fun is just a hop, skip, and a jump away in this lively, active picture book that explores the sights and sounds of a neighbourhood • K risty Dempsey’s picture books have received multiple starred reviews, and her most recent picture book, A Dance Like Starlight, was a Junior Library Guild selection, an ALA Notable, and a CCBC Choice List pick • F un read aloud that encourages movement – hop up, bend down, spin round, jump over September 2016 Hardback | $16.99 | 274 x 245mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Push! Dig! Scoop! A Construction Counting Ryhme Rhonda Gowler Greene Daniel Kirk Come to the construction site and count along from 1-10 and then off to bed, in the vein of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site • R honda Gowler Greene and Daniel Kirk are industry vets with strong sales and acclaim

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• P opular themes of construction vehicles, counting, and bedtime • B right, commercial artwork and adorable anthropomorphization

My Turn! Laura Rankin In a charming, classic-Kevin-Henkes style, a friendship story with fun, play, and a gentle lesson about learning to share and take turns • L aura Rankin is the author of the well-reviewed and strongselling Ruthie books • P ammy and Wyatt are likeable, not-so-perfect characters all kids can relate to  ently shows the importance of taking turns and sharing •G • F un comic-book design style

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Piggy Trevor Lai There was once a little pig who loved to read. His name was Piggy. One day, Piggy saw a girl reading alone and he wondered, could they become best friends? An irresistibly adorable debut about a lonely little piglet and the wonder of new friendship • T he Piggy in Love emoticon – the character upon which the story is based – has already been downloaded over 70 million times! • P erfect for anyone who has yearned for a friend • T revor Lai is an internationally renowned new media entrepreneur DECEMBER 2016 HARDBACK | $16.99 | 255 X 255MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Stand Up and Sing: The Story of Pete Seeger Susanna Reich Adam Gustavson March 2017 Hardback | $17.99 | 280 x 215mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Award-winning creators Susanna Reich and Adam Gustavson celebrate folk singer Pete Seeger – his life, his music, and his incredible activism  orgeous picture book biography about a figure who has •G inspired generations: Pete Seeger • B roader activism theme will inspire kids today to stand up for what’s right • P ete Seeger worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr, Woodie Guthrie and Bob Dylan among others

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My Family is a Zoo K.A. Gerrard Emma Dodd A rhyming, boisterous romp featuring a big family, and lots of animals, for fans of How Many Legs and Blown Away • B eloved illustrator of family and animal books, Emma Dodd pairs her adorable art to a wonderful story about a chaotic but loving family that’s more like a zoo! • Emma’s books, I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy, have sold over 33,000 copies according to Bookscan figures • F rom the first joyous page to the final scene – which features a heart-warming gatefold reveal – this is one family trip that fans of Kes Gray won’t want to miss • F rom the award-winning illustrator of I Love My Mummy, I Love Beasts and Sometimes

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The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial Susan E. Goodman E. B. Lewis The inspiring story of four-year-old Sarah Roberts, the first African American girl to try to integrate into a white school, and how her experience in 1847 set greater change in motion  ith gorgeous art from award-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis •W who has illustrated more than fifty books for children, several of which have received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award as well as a Caldecott Honor • A vibrant portrayal of an important but little-known piece of history • Loaded with backmatter: integration timeline, bios on key people, further resources, and author’s note

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Be a Friend Salina Yoon Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children shout and others sing; Dennis mimes. But being a mime can sometimes be lonely. When Dennis meets a girl named Joy he begins to discover the power of friendship and that it’s our unique differences that make us so special

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• An exciting, lush, high-end picture book package from bestselling author/illustrator Salina Yoon with a heart-warming friendship story and an all-new look • S alina’s titles have performed phenomenally well for Bloomsbury (over 275,000 net copies globally), and combined with her outof-house sales, she has sold over 1.25 million books worldwide • This stunningly illustrated project wonderfully demonstrates Salina’s versatility and talent and tackles universally relatable topics – self-acceptance, diversity, courage and unbreakable friendship

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Bear’s Big Day Salina Yoon It’s Bear’s very first day of school! Because he’s a big bear now, 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. Luckily, Bear’s teacher has a solution for Bear and Floppy • This third book in the Bear and Bunny series from beloved, bestselling authorillustrator Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent • R eaders and reviewers have already fallen in love with Bear and Bunny in Found and Stormy Night; now, the adorable pair returns for a story about the all-too-relatable topic of starting school for the first time. In addition to good sales, Found won the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book, was chosen as an NPR Best Book, and received a star from Publishers Weekly • S alina’s titles have performed phenomenally well for Bloomsbury (over 275,000 net copies globally), and combined with her out-of-house sales, she has sold over 1.25 million books worldwide!

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• S alina has worked with Merrymakers to create a plush toy for the character Floppy!

Penguin’s Christmas Wish Salina Yoon Salina Yoon’s beloved character, Penguin, celebrates the magic of Christmas with his friends and family in this sixth book in the series • S alina Yoon is beloved all over the world. Her iconic Penguin series has already been published in ten languages • S ix titles now available in Penguin series  ver 1.25 million copies of Salina’s Books sold worldwide •O • S alina is finalising a deal with Merrymakers to a make a plush toy for Penguin!

September 2016 Hardback | $14.99 | 235 x 235mm OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), FRANCE, FRENCH CANADA, ITALY, KOREA, SPAIN, TIBET, WALES

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Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf Greg Wolfe Howard McWilliam In this delightfully inventive holiday tale, an elf named Shmelf takes a journey from the North Pole ... and discovers all the joys of Hanukkah • A creative, and brightly illustrated holiday story September 2016 Hardback | $16.99 | 245 x 274mm ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A rhythmic and energetic text is paired with colourful, adorable illustrations to bring this unconventional Hanukkah story to life  oward McWilliam’s picture book I Need My Monster has sold •H over 130,000 copies

Virgil and Owen Stick Together Paulette Bogan Virgil and Owen are best friends! They love playing together at home and at school. But sometimes even best friends can be very different. In a new adventure for this lovable duo, Virgil and Owen show that even if friends don’t agree, they can always find a way to have fun • V irgil and Owen return in a charming new friendship story that perfectly captures a tricky challenge for all friends: patience • Paulette’s books have garnered Children’s Choice awards and she is an in-house favourite with many successes on the Bloomsbury list. Paulette is also published by Scholastic and has done well with the Children’s Book of the Month club – selling 24,000 copies of Goodnight Lulu alone ALSO AVAILABLE JANUARY 2016 Hardback | $16.99 | 280 x 205mm RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED) OPTION PUBLISHERS: KOREA

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Busy Builders, Busy Week! Jean Reidy Leo Timmers In this bright, bold picture book, a cast of animal characters are building a brand new playground in a local park for their community! Each day of the week contains a different construction plan as the steamrolling, digging, and planting gets underway • R eaders and reviewers loved the energy and bright artwork of Jean Reidy and Leo Timmers’s All Through My Town, and now the pair returns with a construction-themed book that introduces young readers to their community using childhood favourites: trucks and construction

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• A ll Through My Town received great buzz, including an Indiebound pick (Spring 2013) and Richard Scarry comparisons from trade reviews, proving that Jean Reidy and Leo Timmers are a reliable duo • P opular construction theme is a beloved one for kids who love vehicles • C ounts the days of the week while delivering a subtle message about the importance of teamwork

Giraffes Ruin Everything Heidi Schulz Chris Robertson You know about giraffes … They have long necks and long legs. Well, did you know that they ruin everything? When a young boy’s playtime is disrupted by an enthusiastic giraffe, it’s obvious to everyone but him that the giraffe is just trying to make friends. With sly visual humour and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will realise long before the narrator does that giraffes make great friends, if you just give them a chance • T his uproariously funny picture book with fresh cartoon illustrations highlights the difficulties of making friends and the importance of accepting people for who they are. This irreverent picture book is perfect for fans of Children Make Terrible Pets

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 eidi Schulz is the author of the middle grade novel Hook’s Revenge and its sequel •H Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate’s Code. Giraffes Ruin Everything is Heidi’s first picture book and was inspired by a run-in with a rude giraffe • C hris Robertson has worked as an illustrator for magazines and newspapers and as a storyboard director for Nickelodeon Animation Studios

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Mousequerade Ball: A Counting Tale Lori Mortensen Betsy Lewin Kids will dance the night away with this classic counting story brought to life by bestselling, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Betsy Lewin • B etsy Lewin’s bestselling Click, Clack, Moo books have sold 8.5 million copies worldwide, setting us up for success with this funfilled rhyming, counting story of mice enjoying a masquerade ball

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• T he gentle rhyming text that counts up and then down again is perfect for fans of classics like One Duck Stuck or Fish Eyes, and the grand setting of a masquerade ball gives this many hooks for parents and kids • L ori Mortensen has received great acclaim for her picture books and has three new books releasing in the coming year, including Chicken Lily from Holt BYR in March 2016

Frankie the Blankie Jennifer Sattler Meet Doris the gorilla and her blankie, Frankie. They do everything together, until one day a fellow jungle mate suggests that blankies are for babies! What will Doris do? She tries to give Frankie up, but life without Frankie just isn’t the same • F rom the creator of beloved characters Chick ‘n’ Pug and Pig Kahuna comes an adorable new duo who delightfully capture a quintessential childhood experience • P erfect for fans of Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, Jennifer Sattler introduces a charming new character, Doris the gorilla and her blankie ... Frankie! May 2016 Hardback | $16.99 | 274 x 245mm OPTION PUBLISHERS: TURKEY, RUSSIA ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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• J ennifer Sattler is the creator of the picture books Chick ‘n’ Pug, Chick ‘n’ Pug Meet the Dude, A Chick ‘n’ Pug Christmas, Chick ‘n’ Pug: The Love Pug, Pig Kahuna, Pig Kahuna Pirates!, Pig Kahuna: Who’s That Pig?, and Sylvie


pict u re books And a selection of the very best from Bloomsbury’s recently published picture books

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A Miscellany Of Magical Beasts Simon Holland A beautiful treasury of magical beasts from mythology and fable. Discover the spellbinding stories of 16 favourite mythical creatures from around the world. Venture into this world and you’ll discover why griffins collect a gem called agate, how to put out dragon fire, how mischievous elves can cause terrible nightmares, and much, much more • A beautiful, luxurious gift book showcasing a fascinating menagerie of creatures from the world’s timeless mythologies and legends • S pectacular gift package includes lavish gatefolds, cutaways and gorgeous embossing and foil • L ist of beasts included: phoenix, harpy, griffin, Pegasus, dragons, elves, unicorn, centaur, mermaids and mermen, werewolf, troll, sphinx, basilisk, Cerberus, giant, chimera

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Picture Atlas Simon Holland Jill Calder

April 2017 Hardback | £14.99 | 64pp | 305 x 237MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Explore the world continent-by-continent 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! • B ursting full of amazing full colour artwork • P acked full of informative maps and awesome facts, that will appeal to both boys and girls • A n educational trip around the world, brought to life like never before! • C lever, engaging text that highlights the amazing world we live in – from the freezing polar ice caps, to the amazing Sydney Opera House • E ncourages children to learn, explore and discover! • lllustrated by Jill Calder

Tutankhamun Story Patricia Cleveland-Peck Isabel Greenberg Travel through history with Howard Carter on his quest to discover the hidden tomb, the world-changing discovery, and our continued hunt to understand and unearth the riches of Egyptian life August 2017 Hardback | £14.99 | 64pp | 305 x 238mm | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T his book brings to life the astonishing story of Tutankhamun through the beautiful illustration of Isabel Greenberg and the lovely narrative of Patricia Cleveland-Peck • B eautiful, bold illustrations, including graphic novel storyboards, inventories, maps and double page scenes • A n eye-catching book which brings to life a topic studied by all children • Isabel Greenberg won the Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic short story prize (2011)

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Animasaurus Tracey Turner Illustrated by Harriett Russell From gigantic sharks to giant sloths, meet the beasts of the past! • From car-sized armadillos to hamsters with horns – with stylish illustrations and amazing facts, essential stats and scale diagrams, this is the ultimate guide to prehistoric beasts!! • Includes lesser-known prehistoric animals, and each one has a modern animal for comparison • A mazing full-colour pictures, illustrations and graphics throughout • T racey Turner has written more than 30 books for children on a variety of subjects, including the best-selling 101 Things You Need to Know, the acclaimed Comic Strip series, the hilariously funny World’s Worst Jobs and many, many more • With stunning illustrations from Harriett Russell

NOVEMBER 2016 Hardback | £12.99 | 96pp | 320 x 230mm | 7+ All Rights Available

Farmageddon in Pictures Philip Lymbery A brilliant, infographic book investigating the quiet revolution of mega-farming that is threatening our countryside, farms and food. Follow this industry around the world – from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. A highly accessible, engaging, and fresh look at our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future. Fascinating for children and adults alike!  ith clever infographics, this is an accessible look at a fascinating topic •W • B eautifully designed, appealing to children and adults alike • Informative and engaging, this is a book for all ages JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £12.99 | 192PP | 230 X 189MM RIGHTS SOLD: SPAIN

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Discovering Dinosaurs Simon Chapman Rudolf Farkas and Mike Love This is the most thrilling adventure book, ever! Written by a real-life adventurer, Simon Chapman, be prepared to live your dream and imagine you discovered the dinosaurs. Be the most intrepid explorer ever and discover dinosaurs on the pages of this book with its incredible pop-up and pull-down features, flaps, gatefolds and hidden hunter handbooks • F eatures beautiful colour illustrations by Rudolf Farkas September 2016 Hardback + POP UP | £14.99 32pp + POP UP | 305 x 248mm | 9+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

 ritten by author and explorer, Simon Chapman, who has a wealth of personal •W experience to share • E asy-to-read text, packed full of interesting and fun facts children will love • F eatures amazing pop-up dinosaurs, as well as pull-out letters and diary notes from fossil hunters

Bloomsbury Discover Learning has never been more exciting with these innovative books packed with flaps! Enjoy brilliant illustrations, discover exciting cross-sections and zoom in to find out even more incredible information • A n amazing new series covering a range of high-interest topics ... from space and the solar system to rainforests and your body! • S even titles available • F resh, modern take on classic themes • Innovative design: the lift-the-flap feature allows readers to test their knowledge and provides the perfect medium through which to quiz their family and friends JULY 2016 HARDBACK | £9.99 | 18PP | 276 X 216MM | 6+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, USA

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The Book of Me Adam Frost Sarah Ray 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? • T his hands-on, non-fiction book is a cut above the rest. Packed full of activities which are amusing, engaging, and incredibly creative  ith quirky illustrations from Sarah Ray, and cleverly designed •W pages for readers to cut through, turn upside down, scribble on and fully own! • B ursting with quizzes, activities and inspiration for readers of all ages • F rom the winner of the Blue Peter Award: Best Book with Facts (2016)

APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 160PP 190 X 153MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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The Awesome Body Book Adam Frost How long are your intestines? How many mites live in your eyelashes? Do all adults wear clean underwear? And much more! Find out disgusting, hilarious, weird and wacky facts about your body with this awesome book! • T he new book in this brilliant series from Adam Frost that will fill your mind with weird and wacky facts • T hree titles available • E ach book packed with quirky, full-colour illustrations on every page presented in a fun, infographic style ALSO AVAILABLE

Paperback | £6.99 112pp | 198 x 129mm | 5+ Rights Sold: CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED), France, THE NETHERLANDS, Portugal, Turkey Option Publishers: Germany

• T he author is a data visualisation manager for the Guardian and spends every day obtaining random knowledge! • A dam Frost is an award-winning author (The Epic Book of Epicness – Blue Peter Award, Best Book with Facts 2016)

The Anti-Boredom Christmas Book Andy Seed 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 • T he perfect book to get you out of the house and into the great outdoors • Includes lots of brilliant garden activities for family fun, encouraging children and families to get outdoors, get creative and have fun SEPTEMBER 2016 Paperback | £5.99 160pp | 190 x 153mm | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE OPTION PUBLISHERS: PORTUGAL, SPAIN

• F ind amazing indoor activities about the outdoors for really rainy days • Andy Seed’s The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff  was the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 – Best Book with Facts • F eatures fun facts and opportunities for children to learn as they enjoy themselves ALSO AVAILABLE

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The Arty Book Nikalas Catlow David Sinden Say hello to ‘Arty’, the likeable character who brings out the very best creativity in everybody! Whether you are a doodler or a drawer, a colouring expert or a painter, you will find something in The Arty Book to extend your artistic imagination. 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! • F or the beginner and the expert this book is for the ‘Arty’ in you • 1 60pp of fun filled activities, for all ages, including granny • A dd lumps and bumps, stripes and pipes, tape, paint, pencil and so much more…

JULY 2016 PAPERBACK | £9.99 | 160pp | 190 X 152MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

How to Write a Story Simon Cheshire Full of amazing brain storming ideas, story writing know how and tips on getting started, this is a must have for struggling young authors and those who already love writing • T his revised full colour edition of How to Write a Story is packed full of amazing activities to get your creative juices flowing! Have fun with wow words, awesome adventures and epic endings! • F rom coming up with crazy character names, creating the perfect plot and acting out your characters, How to Write a Story will have you writing exciting page turning stories that your friends and family won’t be able to put down! • F ull of useful tips and inspiring ideas, How to Write a Story is jam packed full of story starters, plot changers, useful words and much much more! • With illustrations by Kate Pankhurst

Paperback | £9.99 | 276 X 216MM | 7+ ALSO AVAILABLE IN A SMALLER FORMAT PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 190 X 153MM RIGHTS SOLD: PORTUGAL, TURKEY

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Will You Be My Friend? Molly Potter Beautiful illustrated book that prompts children to discuss the idea of friendship with their parents and peers ∙ F ollows on from the success of Molly Potter’s How are you feeling today? ∙ C olourful illustrations support learning and add humour FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK | £9.99 | 32PP | 255 x 255mm | 3+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRENCH CANADA, GREECE, ITALY, TURKEY

∙ There is an opportunity for the reader to draw a picture of their ideal friend at the back of the book

How Are You Feeling Today? Molly Potter A delightful book that parents and children can use as a way of exploring every day emotions and talking about different ways of coping with them. This book provides children with several straightforward, entertaining and appropriate interactive ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions HARDBACK | £9.99 32PP | 250 X 250 MM | 3+ Rights Sold: CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED), French canada, Greece, Italy, SPAIN, TURKEY ALSO AVAILABLE

• A great dip-in book where children can choose a feeling that relates to them and then turn to the page that provides child-friendly strategies for dealing with that feeling • Ideal for starting up conversations between you and your child about emotions  elpful parent notes at the back of the book provide more ideas for parents to use •H with their child and other strategies to try out together • A ccessible to children as young as six

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World Kate Pankhurst 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. 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 • K ate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world  ith vibrant and beautiful artwork from Kate Pankhurst, which brings these historical •W figures to life

SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK | £11.99 PAPERBACK | £6.99 32PP | 250 X 250MM | 5+ Rights sold: FRANCE

• P rovides a jumping off point for discovering incredible facts about a number of wellknown female historical figures, including Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie and Anne Frank

Hard Nuts of History Tracey Turner Read all about history’s toughest hard nuts. Who were the most famous, ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid men and women of all time? • E ntertaining, witty and fact-filled text in accessible, bite-sized chunks •H  ilarious full-colour illustrations • Includes Hardometer and Hard Nuts ratings • E leven titles now available covering a wide range of historical topics ALSO AVAILABLE PAPERBACK | £6.99 64PP | 198 X 129 MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), Turkey, USA

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A Beginner’s Guide To Coding Marc Scott Mick Marston A Beginner’s Guide to Coding is an exciting first introduction to coding, for all ages • F un, accessible introduction to coding using the free programming languages of Scratch and Python • T his book is perfect for kids, parents and teachers who are just getting to grips with coding • Accessible, step-by-step projects help children to gain confidence and understand the fundamentals of coding AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK | £8.99 64pp | 260 x 210mm | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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A Beginner’s Guide to Electricity and Magnetism Gill Arbuthnott What happens when you switch on a light or flick on the TV? What’s going on when metal objects zoom towards a magnet? Discover the answers to these and much more in the first introduction to electricity and magnetism • A brand-new title in Gill Arbuthnott’s brilliant science series for children • F ive titles available covering everything from how your body works, to DNA, space, electricity and the periodic table • P acked full of eye-catching illustrations and explanatory diagrams as well as truly fascinating experiments that can be performed easily, Gill Arbuthnott takes readers on a journey to reveal the answers to all the science questions you never dared to ask!

PAPERBACK | £8.99 64PP | 260 X 210MM | 9+ Rights Sold: China (Simplified), Portugal, Turkey, US

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Superheroes of Science Tracey Turner Science has shaped the world we live in for years – but who are the superheroes behind these awesome discoveries? Read all about the most famous, and not-so famous scientists and find out who is the cleverest of them all! • E ntertaining, witty and fact-filled text in accessible, bite-sized chunks  ilarious full-colour illustration throughout •H

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• P rovides a jumping off point for studying the incredible lives of a number of well-known figures from throughout science history • F antastically funny quizzes throughout • Two more titles will follow: ‘Body’ and ‘Earth’

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Lost Tracey Turner Lost… is an amazing interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get out alive? • S ix titles available • Exciting interactive series whereby the reader’s decisions determine the end of the story APRIL 2016 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP | 198 X 129MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: China (Simplified), JAPAN, KOREA, USa

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• B rilliantly fun way to learn about the world and its many different and sometimes dangerous habitats  ith choices on every page, will you be able to make your way •W to safety and escape the terrifying perils of each book? Live or die, you decide  ritten by best-selling non-fiction author, Tracey Turner •W

Warrior Heroes Benjamin Hulme-Cross Fascinating historical facts combine with action-packed fiction to create dramatic and gripping adventures. These fast-paced and exciting narratives will leave the reader wanting more and more  riginal series that blends narrative adventure with historical •O fact – travel back in time with Arthur and Finn and change the course of history SEPTEMBER 2016 PAPERBACK | £4.99 160PP | 198 X 129MM | 11+ rights sold: USA ALSO AVAILABLE

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RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden Mike Dilger Wildlife in Your Garden brings you up close and personal with the amazing wildlife that visits your garden! Learn what you can find in your own garden with this fascinating guide – from colourful butterflies, to friendly robins, shy hedgehogs and much more. You might even get some unexpected visitors! • F eatures stunning photographs, brilliant facts and handy tips on where and when to spot the wildlife that visits your garden. The perfect guide for young nature-lovers everywhere! • B eautiful striking photography from the Nature Picture Library • A uthor Mike Dilger is a well-known and popular wildlife name, whose work with the BBC will be familiar

April 2016 PAPERBACK | £12.99 160PP | 280 X 215MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

First Books First guides introduce young readers to different topics. Find out about 30 to 35 types. Each book is packed with beautiful illustrations, annotations and a spotter’s chart for extending the fun • R ealistic full-colour illustrations throughout every book • R ange of topics covered from animals to nature to transport • A ccessible and fun text for young readers • Includes a spotter’s chart for the child to fill in • Bind-up editions available ALSO AVAILABLE:

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First Animal Encyclopaedias Every child loves animals. Find out more about them with the brilliant Animal Encyclopedia series. It is packed with wonderful photography of creatures in action and fun facts; learn, explore and be amazed by animals big and small! • F ive titles available • F resh, modern design with brilliant photography throughout • B ite-sized information and high-interest facts make learning fun • B ind-up option also available

HARDBACK | £8.99 | 64PP | 275 X 215MM | 7+ rights sold: USA

My First Book of These gorgeous books are packed full of fantastic illustrations and fun facts, and will delight every child with their engaging question-and-answer format and guess-who elements • E xciting interactive guess-who elements throughout encourage children to keep turning the page

HARDBACK | £6.99 | 48PP | 210 X 210MM | 5+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED)

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Trouble Next Door Chris Higgins Emily MacKenzie 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 and soon they are best friends. But Magda is also trouble! She breaks Bella’s mum’s best tea set, wrecks Bella’s room and covers the whole living room in soot. And somehow makes sure Bella gets the blame for everything Bella is going to have to watch out because there’s Trouble Next Door! • A brilliantly fun new series all about friendship – perfect for young readers • C hris Higgins is the author of the much loved My Funny Family series

JANUARY 2017 Paperback | £4.99 | 128pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• F ans of Kes Gray’s Daisy books and the classic My Naughty Little Sister will love this new series • B eautifully illustrated throughout by acclaimed illustrator Emily MacKenzie • P erfect for reading together – or aloud for emerging readers

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Kitty’s Magic: Shadow the Lonely Cat Ella Moonheart Lindsay Dale Shadow the black tomcat 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 with a scary dog loose in the neighbourhood, she is going to have to use all her new cat skills to figure this problem out! • T he second book in this enchanting new series about Kitty, the girl who magically turns into a cat! • A magical and super-commercial series – this will delight all animal fans

August 2016 Paperback | £4.99 | 128pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE ALSO AVAILABLE

• P urrfect for fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows • Illustrated throughout with adorable black and white illustrations

Cowboy Pug Laura James Églantine Ceulemans • T he second book in a glorious new illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff •Beautifully illustrated by Églantine Ceulemans with three colour illustrations throughout •A hilariously funny story from a brilliant new author, Laura James, guaranteed to win the hearts of children and dog lovers everywhere • F unny, charming and family-friendly, the perfect story-time book or early read-alone

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F iction fro m B LOO M SB URY UK : 7 – 9

Witch Glitch Sibéal Pounder Laura Ellen Anderson 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 it’s not long before the witches find themselves at the centre of another adventure. 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? OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 272PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: CZECH REPUBLIC, IRAN, FRANCE, ROMANIA, THE NETHERLANDS, TURKEY

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• T he Witch Wars witches are ready for their fourth adventure! Join all your favourite characters – Tiga, Fluffanora, Peggy and Fran – as they unravel Sinkville’s latest mystery • A wildly imaginative and hilariously illustrated series. Perfect for fans of The Worst Witch • S ibéal Pounder is a young and highly promotable author with a love for all things fabulous and witchy. She is a freelance journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy’s Writing for Children course  itch Wars has been shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award and the •W Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

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Spy Toys Mark Powers Toy Story meets James Bond in this incredible action-packed new series What happens when three faulty toys are thrown on to the reject pile? They’re recruited by Auntie Roz, the ‘M’ of the toy world, and together they make up: THE SPY TOYS • T he BIG new children’s series for 2017! Spy Toys is going to take the world by storm! • T his series has everything: action, humour, great heroes and an evil elephant villain. What’s not to love?

JANUARY 2017 Paperback | £5.99 | 240pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 ark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since primary school. As a child •M he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on top secret missions when he was at school, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story!  ighly integrated black and white illustrations throughout •H

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Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads Michael Rosen Neal Layton 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. But Uncle Gobb also has a plan, a plan to get rid of Malcolm once and for all ... • T he second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton sees Malcolm and the peculiar Uncle Gobb go to America SEPTEMBER 2016 Hardback | £9.99 | 208PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A bonkers book about standing up for yourself, from two crazily creative people. Sure to delight fans of David Walliams, Andy Stanton and Tom Gates  undreds of black and white illustrations are woven throughout the text, making every •H page unique

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 ichael Rosen is a hugely successful author of every sort of children’s book – •M picture books, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007 – 2009 and has won the Eleanor Farjeon Award  eal Layton has illustrated more than 60 books to date. His books are currently in •N print in more than 16 languages worldwide

The Very Royal Holiday Clémentine Beauvais Becka Moor Holly, Anna and Pepino are thrilled to finally be going on the amazing intergalactic Holy Moly Holiday! They have been promised scuba diving in volcanoes followed by a flight to Mars and, most excitingly of all, hot chocolate on tap. But if there’s trouble to be had, the three friends will find it • T his fabulously funny follow-up to The Royal Babysitters, The Royal Wedding Crashers and The Royal Bake Off, with wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, will delight fans of Judy Moody and Darcy Burdock • L augh-out-loud, family-friendly humour that will appeal to both boys and girls

JUNE 2016 Paperback | £5.99 | 192PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: France, Germany, Turkey

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• A contemporary and striking voice in children’s fiction – Clémentine Beauvais is the author of the Sesame Seade Mysteries, which has already been translated into four languages • F our books in the series

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Superhero School: Thunderbot’s Day of Doom Alan MacDonald Nigel Baines The Avengers meets Captain Underpants in the fourth book of this funny and very silly series for 7+, from the bestselling author of Dirty Bertie and the outstanding illustrator of Yuck! and Hank Zipzer • B estselling author Alan MacDonald’s books have sold over 280,000 copies

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 192PP OPTION PUBLISHERS TURKEY, WALES

 ith fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out •W loud super series is brilliant for young readers

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• P erfectly timed publishing to coincide with the revival of the superhero genre. Who doesn’t wish they could go to a school for superheroes?

Fizzlebert Stump and the Boy Who Did P.E. in his Pants A.F. Harrold Sarah Horne Going to school isn’t very exciting, is it? Well for Fizzlebert Stump it’s a whole new adventure! • T he fifth fantastically funny, wildly eccentric story starring circus performer, Fizz PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 304PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 uirky humour and wonderful use of language make for a laugh-out-loud read •Q • T he Fizzlebert Stump books have been nominated for many awards

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• A .F. Harrold is the author of CILIP Carnegie longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett and already translated into 15 languages • B ook 6, Fizzlebert Stump and the Great Supermarket Showdown publishes August 2016

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F iction fro m BLOO M SB URY UK: 9 – 11

The Song From Somewhere Else A.F. Harrold Levi Pinfold Frank thought her summer couldn’t get any worse. Her best friend is away, her cat has gone missing and the only person who pays her any attention is Neil Nestor – the nastiest kind of bully you can imagine. But then it does get worse. One afternoon, after Neil has torn up her MISSING CAT posters, and thrown her bag in an impenetrable patch of nettles, she is rescued by Nick Underbridge. That’s the last thing Frank wants to happen. No one likes Nick. 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 ... Being friends with Nick might just be the best thing that has ever happened to her • A story of friendship, betrayal, acceptance and doing what is right. Comic, scary and deeply moving, this is an unforgettable read • Illustrated by Levi Pinfold, winner of The Book Trust Early Years Award 2010 and the highly prized Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 • T he Imaginary has sold in 14 languages and has been longlisted for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

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Maudlin Towers: Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday Chris Priestley Maudlin Towers School for the Unwanted and Odd is a gloomy, Gothic, gargoyleinfested pile. The perpetual tedium of the school is dented when, one day, Arthur Mildew spots what appears to be a Viking, holding a double-headed axe, making his way through the school grounds. Later that morning, in assembly, the boys are told that there has been a theft. With a history teacher who has invented a time machine and a mad woman in the school attic, there are already plenty of odd goings on at Maudlin Towers, but will Arthur be able to solve the crime? OCTOBER 2017 Paperback | £6.99 | 320pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 audlin Towers is everything that Chris Priestley does brilliantly: gothic, mysterious, •M wickedly humorous and ever so slightly creepy! • P erfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Chris Riddell, this is Chris Priestley at his most commercial • F ollowing on from the relaunch of his Tales of Terror series, Maudlin Towers aims to introduce a whole new generation of younger readers to Chris’s thrilling writing • F ully illustrated throughout, in a stunning and commercial package

Malkin Moonlight Emma Cox Every journey begins with a paw step and Malkin is destined to be a hero. He just doesn’t know it yet Cats Malkin and Roux explore the night together 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 ... • T he winner of the National Literacy Trust’s inaugral New Children’s Author Prize 2015! Malkin Moonlight is an animal adventure story destined to become a classic alongside the likes of The Aristocats, Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat and Varjak Paw • P erfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Gill Lewis JULY 2016 Paperback | £6.99 | 272pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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The Honeymoon Sisters Gwyneth Rees Poppy’s house has always had at least one little foster-brother or sister. But when her mum announces they’ll be getting a new foster child, she isn’t expecting it to be Sadie. Sadie is hard as nails, cold as ice, tougher than a tiger – and she’s the new girl in Poppy’s class. They’d never be seen together in public – now they have to share a bathroom ... • R eal world, real girls, real emotion – bestseller Gwyneth Rees brings her magic to 9 to 11-year-olds with a brilliant new strand of heartfelt fiction, perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy, Jacqueline Wilson and Judy Blume • F or years, Gwyneth Rees was the reigning queen of brilliantly written young fiction with her Fairy Dust series. Now she is sprinkling her fairy dust on the real world of pre-teen girls – and the result is pure magic • C herry Blossom Dreams, the first book in Gwyneth Rees’s new strand of 9–11 fiction, was published this year to great success. Rights have already been sold in France and Turkey

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 wyneth has lifetime BookScan sales of over 3 million! •G  wyneth’s first novel, Something Secret, was published in 1995 and since then she has •G published several books, including the Mermaid series for 7–9s; the Mum Hunt series for 9–11s; and the hugely popular Fairy Dust series

Urban Outlaws: Shockwave Peter Jay Black 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? The whole city depends on them! • T he Urban Outlaws face their toughest challenge yet in the fifth and final book of this highoctane adventure series  ore mind-blowing gadgets, ingenious plans and action-packed sequences •M • P erfect for fans of Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow, and blockbuster movie franchises The Bourne Identity and Mission Impossible • U rban Outlaws has been shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award, the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award, the Northants Book Award and the Stockton Book Award, and longlisted for the Redbridge Children’s Book Award

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F iction F ro m B LOO M SB URY u k : 9 – 11

Knightley & Son: 3 of a Kind Rohan Gavin Who will hold the winning hand? Sherlock meets Ocean’s Eleven in this wickedly funny action-packed crime caper • T he third book in the equal parts edge-of-your-seat exciting and wickedly funny series takes our hero to America, where he must solve his most dangerous mystery yet • T he perfect detective series for 10+ readers and fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes  ith the publication of 3 of a Kind, the entire Knightley and Son •W trilogy has been repackaged with gorgeous new jackets that make this a truly stand-out series • R ohan Gavin is an author and screenwriter based in London. He is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and his enduring love of detective fiction inspired him to write this series

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• C hosen for Spring 2014 Kids Indie Next Pick and ABA Indies Introduce Pick • ‘Full of suspense, intrigue and humour, this is a modern day classic detective mystery’ – Guardian


F iction F ro m BLOO M SB URY u k : Y O U NG A DU LT

Count Up Karen Gregory ‘Is there anything that’s concerning you?’ Felicity says. ‘College, home, boyfriends?’ Though she’s more or less smiling at this last one. I don’t smile. Instead, I feel my face go hot. Silence stretches as wide as an ocean. When I look up, Felicity has this expression on her face like she’s just seen Elvis. Slowly, she leans forward and in a gentle voice I’ve never heard her use before she says, ‘Have you done a pregnancy test?’ 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 is 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 – Ania. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Ania 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 …

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• K aren Gregory’s debut novel is a story of love, heartache and human resilience. And how the things that matter most can’t be counted • K aren Gregory is a powerful new voice in YA fiction • By turns painful, touching and life-affirming, this book will be treasured by fans of Sarah Crossan, Clare Furniss, Lisa Williamson and Non Pratt  eals with big, important issues with judgement, sensitivity and •D with pitch-perfect authenticity

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We Come Apart Sarah Crossan Brian Conaghan Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. He’s so not her type and appearances matter to Jess – she’s got a lot to hide.

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Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. Nicu wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad’s fists are the most powerful force in Nicu’s life ... As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the 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? • T wo of the most important voices in YA come together to break your heart – We Come Apart is a contemporary Romeo & Juliet, a story of two teenagers brought together by circumstance, ripped apart by fate ... • T his brilliant partnership between Carnegie-shortlisted authors Brian Conaghan (When Mr Dog Bites ) and Sarah Crossan (One ) is unforgettable • A heartbreaking story about forbidden love and understanding people different from yourself, with powerful themes and strong emotional impact

The Bombs That Brought Us Together Brian Conaghan 14-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the town rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, along with the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes forever. Charlie wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will ... ALSO AVAILABLE

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• A powerful, warm, funny and moving novel from the author of When Mr Dog Bites • T he story of two friends, one shed, a war and a terrible choice • B loomsbury published Brian Conaghan’s debut novel When Mr Dog Bites on both our Adult and Young Adult imprints to huge success and wide review coverage  hen Mr Dog Bites has already been translated into six •W languages and was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal


F iction fro m BLOO M SB URY UK: yo u ng a du lt

Tellus 3 Lucy Saxon Erova is ruined. As its maze-like capital city prepares for the Festival of the Goddess and its people hide behind vibrant make-up and extravagant masks, a young man must choose between two faces: dangerous master of shadows, or beloved of the future queen. The fate of the kingdom depends on it. A twist-filled fantasy adventure, set in the world of Take Back the Skies and The Almost King  anger, subterfuge and romance are the perfect storm in this •D exciting, epic adventure series • Twenty-one-year-old Lucy describes herself as a cosplayer, con-goer, book-lover and all-round nerdgirl. We describe her as a major new talent! • F irst title in the series – Take Back the Skies – was shortlisted for The People’s Book Prize

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The Light That Gets Lost Natasha Carthew After his sentencing, Trey arrives at the camp in the same way all the kids there did: damaged, angry and criminal. He is hunting for the man who slaughtered his family years ago. If Trey must keep his head down and pretend that he has turned a new page, he will. 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 ... • P owerful second novel from the author of Winter Damage, nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2014 and shortlisted for several national book awards, including the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2014

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• F or readers of Meg Rosoff, Siobhan Dowd and Patrick Ness, Natasha Carthew is an author with huge prizewinning potential

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Boy 23 Jim Carrington Boy 23 isn’t in My Place any more. He can’t see The Screen, he can’t hear The Voice. Boy 23 is alone. One dark night, Boy 23 is thrown in the back of a van and driven out of My Place – the only home he has ever known. He is abandoned in a forest with a rucksack containing the bare essentials for survival. Before the van drives away, a voice tells him he must run as far as he can. His life depends on it. Boy 23 has never known another human. Boy 23 has never even been outside. So who is he? Why do people want to kill him? And more to the point, who is the voice that wants to save him? • A hugely fast-paced dystopian page-turner which will leave you in a state of shock PAPERBACK | £7.99 | 384PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• F or fans of Chaos Walking and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror • A cracking, pacy plot which will have teens ripping through the book • J im Carrington’s first novel, Inside My Head, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the UKLA Book Award and the Branford Boase Award. Boy 23 is his fourth novel

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Odd and the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman Chris Riddell The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited once more in this irresistible epic Nordic fable, with hauntingly lovely silver ink adding to the sheer brilliance of the illustration and story • B estselling Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited after the storming success of Fortunately, The Milk and The Sleeper and the Spindle • A perfect Christmas gift, lavishly produced with silver ink and glorious illustration throughout  eil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have between them more prizes than is strictly decent: •N a Carnegie, a Newbery, a Costa, two Greenaways and many, many more. Their 2013 collaboration Fortunately, the Milk was Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year • T he Sleeper and the Spindle has sold over 50,000 copies in hardback

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The Sleeper and the Spindle Neil Gaiman Chris Riddell The Sleeper and the Spindle is a thrillingly reimagined fairytale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, already translated into 17 languages • Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents • L avishly produced and packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with gold metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift  eil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is •N the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work – The Graveyard Book • C hris Riddell is a much loved illustrator. 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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F iction F ro m BLOO M SB URY U S: R ea d an d B loo m

Agnes and Clarabelle Agnes and Clarabelle Celebrate! Adele Griffin and Courtney Sheinmel Sara Palacios Meet Agnes and Clarabelle in the start of a delightfully quirky early chapter book series! Agnes and Clarabelle are best friends! First they share their favorite activities for each season, then they celebrate their favorite holiday traditions! Although this pig and chicken combo might seem unusual, Agnes and Clarabelle know that everything is more fun with your best friend by your side • The new Read & Bloom line is aimed at readers who are ready to move beyond levelled readers, but not ready for longer chapter books. These early chapter books serve an under-represented area of the market. Each book will be formatted to help independent readers on their way to a lifetime love of reading • S ara Palacios is an exciting new illustrator in the chapter book scene, bringing her delightfully girly, Anthropologie-inspired illustrations to this series that will be perfect for young girls January 2017 Paper Over Board | $9.99 | 80PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Stinky Spike the Pirate Dog Stinky Spike and the Royal Rescue Peter Meisel Paul Meisel Meet Stinky Spike in the start of a funny, adventure-filled early chapter book series! Stinky Spike the Pirate Dog has the best sniffer on the seven seas! First he finds himself lost at sea and rescued by some stinky pirates, then he must use his super sniffer to find a missing royal pup! When bumbling pirates are involved, nothing ever goes according to plan! • B loomsbury will be launching two books in four unique series starting with Agnes and Clarabelle in January 2017, Stinky Spike in March 2017, The Adventures of Caveboy in May 2017, and Wallace and Grace in July 2017 • P romotable father/son duo: Paul is a publishing veteran with dozens of books and a GeiselHonour to his name, and this is Peter’s first children’s series. This sweet back story and fun character will be very appealing to teachers and librarians • F unny, boy-friendly storytelling: With lots of pirate and stinky humour, this will hit the funny bone of young readers perfectly

March 2017 Paper Over Board | $9.99 | 80pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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F iction F ro m B LOO M SB URY US: C hapter books

Duck, Duck, Porcupine! Salina Yoon Meet Big Duck, Little Duck, and Porcupine – a charming trio from beloved picture book creator Salina Yoon. This series of easy readers, illustrated in full colour, takes Salina’s extraordinary talent into a unique format that her picture book fans will love • S alina Yoon is the award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children, including Penguin and Pinecone, Penguin on Vacation, Penguin in Love, Penguin and Pumpkin, Penguin’s Big Adventure, Found, Stormy Night and Be a Friend

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• S alina is loved all over the world and her iconic Penguin series has now been published in eight languages with over 1.25 million copies of Salina Yoon’s books sold worldwide • P erfect for fans of Mo Willams’ Elephant & Piggie and Bob Shea’s Ballet Cat series

Super Fly vs. Furious Flea! Todd H. Doodler In this hilarious, fully-illustrated third book of the Super Fly chapter book series, fellow sidekicks suddenly become new enemies • F ollowing the story of Eugene Flystein, a nerdy, mild-mannered housefly, Super Fly proves that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes • Todd H. Doodler knows his audience. His lively writing – paired with his equally entertaining black and white illustrations – makes this a complete package  ega-laughs, page-turning content, and fun characters – this has reluctant reader •M appeal written all over it

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• P erfect for fans of Captain Underpants, Galaxy Zack, Captain Awesome, My Weird School and George Brown, Class Clown • F our titles already under contract

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Maggie’s Magic Animals E.D. Baker Lisa Manuzak • A new, commercial illustrated chapter book series from our bestselling middle-grade author E. D. Baker, Maggie’s Magic Animals is a winning combination of magic, animals, and a girl protagonist to root for  ith over a million books in print across her series, E. D. •W Baker is a pillar of the Bloomsbury list  agical creatures galore: Unicorns, griffins, flying horses, •M talking fish, trolls, goblins, and so much more! This series has reader appeal written all over it • B lack-and-white illustrations throughout bring the lively text to life, while the bright, colourful covers with special effects will stand out among similar chapter books

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The Flying Horse

The Wish Fish

Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does – like unicorns, griffins, and tiny flying horses with wings. One day while Maggie is herding sheep with her pesky stepbrother, she stumbles upon an injured flying horse. The only way to help the horse is to take it to a kindly stableman named Bob, who cares for many different magical animals! But in order to do so, Maggie must set out on her own and journey through the Enchanted Forest, which is full of dangerous trolls and goblins who get in her way. Will Maggie reach Bob in time to save her new friend?

With each day, Maggie is finding it harder and harder to get along with her step-mother and step-siblings while her father is away. It doesn’t help that every time Maggie finishes cleaning laundry, flying pigs swoop in to muddy everything up and get her into trouble! One day while she’s out collecting berries and her step-brother is fishing, Maggie happens to catch a magical fish herself! The fish promises to make one of her wishes come true, but only if she frees him. Maggie wants a new family more than anything, but how much faith can she put into a talking fish?

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Princess Ponies Chloe Ryder

Rainbow Magic meets My Little Pony. Four magical new seasonal titles are coming in 2017: Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Christmas! Be transported to the enchanted island of Chevalia for princesses, ponies and adventure in an irresistible mega-series for young readers • F our new titles coming in 2017!  ver 350,000 copies sold of books 1-8, since publication of book #1 in March 2013 •O • A perfect, pretty package irresistible to all young girls across the globe! • C hloe Ryder is the alter ego of Julia Sykes, an award-winning author of over sixty books for children – the quality of her writing in this enchanting series makes it really stand out • E ach book highlights an aspect of friendship, from loyalty to teamwork, and features fantastic pony-care tips!

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Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters Elise Allen & Halle Stanford Paige Pooler Sisters Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer are nature’s royalty. When they’re not keeping all of nature in balance, the girls play, imagine, and explore their way around their enchanted world. And though they love harmony, the sisters often cross paths with the Weeds – wild boys who bring trouble with them wherever they go • This charming series comes from The Jim Henson Company and is for newly independent readers who love the Rainbow Fairies and Candy Fairies series

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• E lise Allen is author of Enid Blyton’s Enchanted World series and the young adult novel Populazzi. She is also co-writer of Devoted and The New York Times bestselling Elixir, by Hilary Duff  alle Stanford, an eight time Emmy-nominated children’s television producer, is in •H charge of creating children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company • P aige Pooler is the illustrator behind the My Sister is a Vampire middle grade series • T he Jim Henson Company is an established leader in family entertainment for over fifty years and is the creator of such Emmy-nominated hits as Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, Pajanimals, and Fraggle Rock. They are currently developing this series as an animated TV property

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Prisoner of Ice and Snow Ruth Lauren In this Russian-inspired fantasy debut that’s Frozen meets Prison Break, a girl will do anything to free her sister from jail – even if it means getting arrested to break her out from the inside • A fun and pacy middle grade fantasy with a great hook – a girl who gets arrested on purpose and plans a prison break with her sister that unravels a web of deceit • A cquired in a hot, buzzy auction! Rights pre-empted in Italy! • C ommercial, high-concept themes: sisters who must prove their innocence, deadly secrets surrounding the throne, and high stakes • The first book set in Demidova, a Frozen-esque Russianinspired kingdom that is prime for exploring in a series arc • Features characters to root for, including Valor, a tough, resourceful girl protagonist whose determination and smarts are sure to win readers over. The colorful cast is so appealing, and Valor must put her trust in the unlikeliest of people

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• R uth Lauren lives in an old Victorian house in England with lots of children and cats. This is her debut novel

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The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side Courtney Sheinmel Chloe Silver is new in town and after her parents’ divorce she is not excited about yet another change. Determined to start with a bang in her new school, she sets her sights on the girls in the ‘It Club’, the coolest girls in school. But when she’s assigned a group project with the offbeat Lucy and brainy Leo, they accept Chloe for who she is and the trio decide to form The Kindness Club • T he Kindness Club is a kid-friendly series, with lovable characters who will inspire readers to think kind NOVEMBER 2016 Hardback | $15.99 | 224pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• K indness will resonate with kids, teachers, and parents: In an effort to put a positive spin on ‘anti-bullying’ messages, many schools have adopted kindness campaigns and projects to encourage kids to think before they act • C ourtney Sheinmel is the author of the forthcoming Agnes & Clarabelle early chapter book series and YA novel, Edgewater, as well as the YA novels My So-Called Family, Positively, and the Stella Batts series for young readers. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Sequoyah Award (Positively) and a National Parenting Publication Awards honorable mention (the Stella Batts series) • P erfect for fans of Meg Cabot or Sarah Mlynowski

Girl vs Boy Band: The High Note Harmony Jones Girl vs Boy Band is the story of Lark, a girl who loves singing and songwriting and sees her life changing when her record-producer Mum brings the next One Direction-esque band over to the States In this sequel, Lark’s home has been overrun by stylists, publicists, and reporters, and her mum only seems to care about making the boy band her record label’s success. When Lark can no longer find the words for her songs, and then her relationship with one of the band members hits the headlines, she questions whether her dream as a singer-songwriter should ever become a reality June 2017 Hardback | $16.99 | 240pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE ALSO AVAILABLE

Living with a hot new boy band is NEVER boring but for super-shy Lark, is their limelight pushing her further into the shadows? • F un and aspirational for girls who want to be Taylor Swift and who are in love with the boys from One Direction • P erfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy  ith a commercial premise, this fab new tween series feels both contemporary and •W timeless, exploring the issues of friendship, family, school worries, crushes and boy trouble

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Time Stoppers Carrie Jones Annie Nobody escapes from her neglectful family to the magical town of Aurora, where she meets a host of incredible characters – including the very last elf in existence, a boy who just might be a troll, and Miss Cornelia, the Time Stopper who watches over them all. But where there’s magic, there are also those who want to misuse it. Annie must protect her new friends and new home, and discover that no matter who she is, real power comes from within • A sweeping adventure, this is the first in a three-book series • T ime Stoppers is the middle grade debut from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones. In addition to the New York Times bestsellers Need and Captivate, Carrie is also the author of Girl, Hero; Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) and Tips on Having a Gay (Ex-)Boyfriend  ith magic, power games, and an incredible cast of creatures and characters, Time •W Stoppers is perfect for all those young readers desperate to be swept away on a magical and page-turning adventure

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The Day the Mustache Came Back Alan Katz Kris Easler The hilarious and upper-lip-tickling illustrated sequel to The Day the Mustache Took Over – featuring even more twins! • P erfect for fans of Tom Angleberger and Dan Gutman, this hilarious story is the second book in a series about trouble-making twins and their newest nanny • In this second book, a new, mustachioed manny has arrived in the Wolfhardt household. He says his name is Myron, but David and Nathan are sure he’s their old manny, Martin. Could there possibly be two Mustaches? • T he nannies in this series are more like kids than the actual kids. This role reversal brings the laughs ... and also some subtle messages about responsibility

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 ega-laughs, page-turning content and hilarious •M characters will hook readers. • B lack and white illustrations throughout

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Rebellion of Thieves: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure Kekla Magoon For fans of Percy Jackson comes the second instalment in this high-adventure retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale from award-winning author Kekla Magoon • T he second book in this new series with an unforgettable heroine and a diverse band of characters continues to treat readers to feats of courage and daring deeds • T hree book series concludes in August 2017

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• T he first book received a rave review from bestselling author Rick Riordan in the New York Times • K ekla Magoon gives Robin Hood a fresh spin with an alternate urban setting, elements of girl power and a diverse group of friends • K ekla Magoon is the acclaimed author of several young adult novels: X (with Ilyasah Shabazz), How it Went Down, 37 Things I Love, Fire in the Streets, and The Rock and the River. Kekla received the 2010 ALA Coretta Scott King New Talent Award, a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor Winner and is a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee and National Book Award Finalist

The Princess and the Pearl E.D. Baker Princess Annie sets sail on the high seas in the sixth tale of the wildly popular Wide-Awake Princess series • E .D. Baker’s Wide-Awake Princess series has sold almost 200,000 copies in all editions combined!  ith over a million books in print across her series E.D. Baker is a pillar of the •W Bloomsbury list • F resh new setting on the seas: Princess Annie has journeyed all over, but never before on a ship • S ignature E.D. Baker storytelling combines humour and magic that parents and readers alike can trust March 2017 Hardback | $16.99 | 272PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker: The Truest Heart E.D. Baker From acclaimed author E.D. Baker comes the third book in a new series that casts beloved fairy-tale characters in a whole new light • J ust as she did with her Wide-Awake Princess series, E.D. Baker spins a tale that is poised to launch her to the top of the fairy-tale canon with a new series for fans of Gail Carson Levine and Diana Wynne Jones • C ory is a perfect strong-minded female protagonist with super matchmaking powers! • E .D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, and many other delightful books for young readers. Over a million copies of her books have been sold

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Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Shannon Hale In this third offering in the series from Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale, the student becomes the teacher when former princess-in-training Miri is asked to teach three royal cousins • T he first book in the Princess Academy series, sold over half a million copies in the US alone and won a Newbery Honor. The second book went straight onto the New York Times bestseller list • R ich storytelling and a suspenseful plot make this a perfect contemporary classic for 9+ girls who love Eva Ibbotson and Cornelia Funke. This is a charming and beautiful series about would-be princesses and choosing your own fate • S hannon Hale became a beloved author when The Goose Girl published in 2003, and her star continues to rise over ten years later. Her middle-grade Ever After High novels, as well as her new chapter book Princess in Black, have all hit the New York Times bestseller list in the past year. She also contributed an entry to Scholastic’s bestselling Spirit Animals series and is co-writing a Captain Marvel novel with her husband

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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! • R eaders continue to love the charm and adventure of Celie and her magical Castle, now in its fifth book in the series with more than 240,000 copies sold overall! • A magical, shape-shifting castle, a trio of sharp young protagonists, and whimsical humour that’s spot on for middle grade. For fans of Natalie Babbitt, Lynne Reid Banks, Diana Wynne Jones, and Elizabeth Winthrop

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• J essica Day George has so far been translated into eight languages and her international profile continues to grow. She is a favourite with reviewers – from bloggers to industry reviews to booksellers, readers can’t get enough of this accessible, high-quality, highconcept series • Jessica Day George is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tuesdays at the Castle series, as well as Silver in the Blood, the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and the Dragon Slippers series

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Letters to the Lost Brigid Kemmerer When Declan finds a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist the urge to write back. Soon, he is sharing his pain with a perfect stranger and somehow he feels like he might be helping her too. Except they’re not strangers, and when real life interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart • Compelling contemporary romance with a great twist and emotional depth • Fans of John Green or Rainbow Rowell will love this story of two teens coping with loss and the secrets they unwittingly share through anonymous letters • E xploration of love and grief but with a fresh, exciting angle of anonymous love letters • The “You’ve Got Mail” premise has made for a buzzy announcement. Many people are looking forward to this read! • R ights pre-empted in the Netherlands!

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Piecing Me Together Renee Watson A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success. Renee Watson once again delivers a thoughtful and relevant story about issues of race, privilege, and female relationships • Timely topics presented with thoughtful and beautiful writing, with characters that readers will love and identify with • B urgeoning author profile: With each book Renee Watson is growing her profile as an up-and-coming poetic writer who really connects with kids. Renee is active in the We Need Diverse Books campaign

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 iverse, not-often-seen setting and premise: Watson presents a world that does not •D get enough shelf space in YA literature–the experience of young African American women navigating contemporary life and important questions • Interesting mentor/mentee relationship: Jade and Maxine’s kind of friendship isn’t often seen in the YA market, and it adds another level of depth to the story

Nowhere Near You Leah Thomas Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their letters continue, chronicling their lives in fascinating and often hilarious detail. As their worlds widen, both boys meet other teens like them – other Blunderkids who are living complicated and amazing lives. But can Ollie and Moritz find a way to reconcile their troubled past while hoping for a bright future? • S equel to an acclaimed literary debut from talented author to watch. After an incredibly warm response, Leah continues the story of Ollie and Moritz in another emotional, funny, and original story that will sit well among our literary YA ALSO AVAILABLE

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• B ecause You’ll Never Meet Me was a William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist and was nominated for the UK’s prestigious Carnegie Award. Readers will be on their toes as the stakes are raised for these two unusual boys • A blend of science fiction, compelling mystery, and coming of age, unlike any other story that’s out there


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Life in a Fishbowl Len Vlahos Jackie and Megan Stone’s father is dying. In an impulsive attempt to secure his family’s financial future, Jared auctions his life on eBay and is ‘bought’ by an egomaniacal television executive. Shortly thereafter, his family’s trauma is turned into a reality show that millions watch every week. But fifteen-yearold Jackie cannot stand the spectacle, and armed with just an iPhone and the internet, she and her friends conspire to shut down the whole debacle by filming the show behind the show, how ruthless and untrue reality TV really is • L ife in a Fishbowl is a brilliant, clever, offbeat and engaging tragicomedy for a YA/ crossover audience. It explores euthanasia and today’s reality TV show phenomenon • T ranslation rights were pre-empted in Germany, France, Denmark and Poland, while the book went to auction in both Italy and Holland. Turkish, Bulgarian, Spanish, Catalan and Brazilian Portuguese rights have also been secured, bringing the total of languages sold to 11 • Think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets The Truman Show • L en Vlahos’ debut novel The Scar Boys (Egmont USA) is a critical and commercial success and has been touted by readers and reviewers alike

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• It sold 15,000 copies in the first month, hit #1 on the Indie Next List, and was a William C. Morris Award finalist

The Leaving Tara Altebrando Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are ... fine. Except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. None of the five remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn’t come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all, Max’s sister Avery, who needs to find her brother – dead or alive – and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story • T his unforgettable novel brims with rich characters, tense storytelling, and high stakes. A riveting mystery for fans of We Were Liars • Tara Altebrando is the author of several middle grade and teen novels, including Roomies, an ALA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, co-written with Sara Zarr  reat advance praise: ‘You will not sleep, check your phone, or even breathe once you •G begin reading The Leaving. Altebrando hides a meditation on memory and identity inside a top-speed page-turner. I promise, you will not even look up from the page.’ E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars

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Empire of Storms 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 this fifth instalment in the New York Times bestselling series • T he Throne of Glass series has built with each book and earned many awards & accolades: with the USA Today bestselling Queen of Shadows, the series hit #2 on the New York Times series bestseller list for two weeks, and Crown of Midnight made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. All titles have received rave reviews, with the first two books receiving starred reviews. Throne of Glass was a Kirkus Best Teen Book, an Amazon Best Book, and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book, and Queen of Shadows was named the Good Reads Choice Award winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi for 2015 SEPTEMBER 2016 HARDBACK | $18.99 | 720PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: BOSNIA, Brazil, China (complex chinese), CROATIA, Denmark, ESTONIA, France, GEORGIA, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy , Japan , KOREA, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, SERBIA, Slovakia Spain, Sweden, TAIWAN, Thailand, Turkey RIGHTS SOLD: BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, SPAIN, VIETNAM

• T his is a long-running pitch perfect YA fantasy series, right in line with HUGE market comps from Marissa Meyer, Marie Lu, and Kiera Cass • T he series has a phenomenal track, with sales in all editions combined surpassing 1.5 million copies and the series sold into 30 languages ALSO AVAILABLE

The Throne of Glass Colouring Book Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, 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 SEPTEMBER | 2016 PAPERBACK | $15.99

A dult colouring books are an international phenomenon, and Game of Thrones, Outlander, Harry Potter and Sherlock have all released their colouring book companions to wide success and strong sales

• Includes 46 pieces of original artwork, covering all the books in the series. Additionally, two special scenes will provide fans with a glimpse into Empire of Storms, which will publish on the same day. There is a vast audience waiting for the Throne of Glass colouring book

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A Court of Mist and Fury Sarah J. Maas From blockbuster author Sarah J. Maas comes the sequel to the breathtaking and seductive New York Times and USA Today bestselling series about a girl with a human heart in a dangerous faerie world Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms – and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future – and the future of a world cleaved in two • P erfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and George R.R. Martin, this second book takes the sexy and action-packed blockbuster series to new heights, and is even more impossible to put down than the first • Sarah’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series has now sold over 1.5 million copies and been translated into 30 languages • The Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy has already been sold in 24 languages and the first book hit the New York Times bestseller list at #2 and USA Today bestseller list

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Silver in the Blood Jessica Day George For fans of Cassandra Clare or Lauren Kate comes a rich YA fantasy about two girls with deep family secrets ... • It’s the turn of the 20th century, and Dacia and Lou are two cousins from New York City. Although they know that their mother’s side of the family descends from Romanian royalty, they’ve never fully understood their lineage. Until now

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• T he girls are 17, and it is time to take them back to their maternal homeland to meet their family, find them husbands, and – most terrifyingly – learn the deep family secrets. They soon discover that the Florescus family from which they descend falls into three categories: The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. They are shape-shifters; wolves, bats, and – though rare – smoke. Now it is time for Dacia and Lou to take their place among them – or fight against the cruel inheritance and rigid hierarchy, with all their might ... • Jessica Day George has so far been translated into eight languages and her international profile continues to grow. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Tuesdays at the Castle series as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and Dragon Slippers series

The Last Good Day of the Year Jessica Warman A powerful pyschological thriller with a shocking twist from the globally embraced author of Between • T en years ago, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbour Remy watched helplessly as Sam’s little sister was kidnapped. Later, Sam and Remy identified the man and he was sent to prison  ow, Sam’s shattered family is returning to her childhood home in an effort to heal. As •N long-buried memories begin to surface, she and Remy wonder what they really saw. The more they reexamine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they have about what happened to Turtle ... and the more certain they become that Turtle’s killer is still out there, hidden amongst the members of their tight-knit community HARDBACK | $17.99 | 288PP RIGHTS sold: china (complex), france

• J essica Warman is the author of Breathless, Where the Truth Lies, Between, and Beautiful Lies, which have received seven starred reviews among them. Between was published in a total of twelve countries around the world

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If Only: What You Always Wanted Kristin Rae A new title in a contemporary romance line centered around an impossible problem: you always want what you can’t have! If Only ... he was the boy she’s been dreaming of • A lways wanting what you can’t have makes for dating drama, but there is a whole heap of fun to be had when looking for true love! In this title, the protagonist has found a guy who just might meet her dream guy standards ... if he’s willing to give up baseball. But what if he isn’t? • P aperback original and the branded look of the If Only line makes this the perfect price point and format for teens to want to pick up and devour! • K ristin is the author of Wish You Were Italian, one of our debut If Only line titles, which got great reviews! • A touch of theater and Hollywood appeal: Maddie is an actress and avid theater ‘geek’ – this is the perfect romance for performing arts fans

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At First Blush Beth Ellyn Summer Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can’t wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. When she is offered a high school internship at On Trend Magazine, she figures that this could be her make it or break it moment But sometimes your dream job isn’t all that it seems. Her editor is only interested in promoting junk products, while her boss in the Hair and Makeup department introduces her to the larger world of makeup artistry, making her wonder if making tutorials online is all she is meant to do. To top it all off, when the magazine’s feature subject, musician Tyler Lance, turns his broodingly handsome smile her way, falling for him could mean losing her fans, forcing her to make a decision: her YouTube life or her real life?

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Fans of Zoella’s GIRL ONLINE will fall right into the world of this YA DEVIL WEARS PRADA and stay hooked from the first blush to the last glossy kiss


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Lottie Lipton Adventures Dan Metcalf Meet Lottie Lipton, nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Her home in the British Museum means she is never far away from mystery and exciting adventures, usually involving priceless artefacts. With interactive clues throughout, can the reader help solve the mysteries? • In The Curse of the Cairo Cat, a cursed Egyptian cat statue vanishes just as a new exhibition is about to open. Sir Trevelyan Taylor, the head of the museum, is NOT impressed. Can Lottie and her friends follow the clues and find the missing cat? • T here has been a break in at the museum and someone’s after the priceless Rosetta Stone. Lottie and her friends must follow the clues and watch out for the notorious criminal, Bloomsbury Bill, in The Secrets of the Stone • T he head of the museum wants to put some books up for sale and Lottie wants to stop him! Find out if she manages it in The Scroll of Alexandria

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• L ady Viola, a famous treasure hunter, is on the trail of a Roman eagle, lost centuries ago. She wants to sell it, but Lottie knows it belongs in a museum. Can Lottie be the one to find The Eagle of Rome? • In The Catacombs of Chaos, Lottie finds herself locked in a secret tunnel deep beneath the museum. Can Lottie and her friends solve the puzzles to find their way out of the maze of passageways? • T he mischievous Egyptian shabtis are on the loose in the British Museum! Can Lottie Lipton, nine-year-old-investigator extraordinaire, put a stop the messmaking statues in The Egyptian Enchantment ?

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Shakespeare Tales Terry Deary These exciting, funny stories introduce Shakespeare’s plays through the eyes of his audience. Prepare to step back in time with master storyteller Terry Deary! • P erfect for introducing children to some of Shakespeare’s most popular and child-friendly plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night • Impeccably researched and accurately illustrated to bring Shakespeare’s world to life • Terry Deary’s books have been translated into over 40 languages and his Horrible Histories series have sold over 25 milllion copies worldwide

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Pirate Tales Terry Deary Pirate Queens, Pirate Lords, Pirate Prisoners and Pirate Captains all join together for an exciting trip back in time with Terry Deary • E xciting, swashbuckling stories which bring the real, historical stories of pirates to life • B rilliant illustrations based on historical research • B lends fact and fiction to keep children engaged with history • Terry Deary’s books have been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions and are loved by children worldwide

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Viking Tales Terry Deary A thrilling blend of Norse mythology and historical fact, the Viking Tales bring the world of Vikings vividly to life. Packed with brilliant characters and Terry Deary’s trademark humour • Exciting, funny stories which introduce the Vikings in an engaging and accessible way • R ichly detailed black and white illustrations support the text and add humour • Terry Deary was voted “Outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century” by Books for Keeps magazine, and his books are loved by millions worldwide • P erfect for children interested in history, these stories are based on real events

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Leif Frond Joan Lennon ‘The name’s Frond, Leif Frond.’ Meet Leif, the smallest Viking in the village, and join him as he tries to prove himself • L eif wants to be a hero, but as the youngest and smallest member of his huge Viking family, he’s never had the chance to shine. Can he finally become a hero?  ilarious and exciting Viking adventures, perfect •H for kids who are just getting into reading  reat for fans of How to Train Your Dragon •G • Short chapters and brilliant, fast-paced storytelling to encourage children to keep reading

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Franklin’s Emporium Gill Vickery

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Welcome to Franklin’s Emporium – the department store where there’s magic on every floor! These atmospheric adventure stories are perfect for building children’s reading confidence  esigned to get children reading, these page •D turning stories encourage children to tackle longer stories  onderful, atmospheric illustrations from •W Aleksei Bitshoff • P erfect for fans of magic and fantasy

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The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase Paul Mason There is something unusual about Stella and Tom’s friends – they’re all ghosts! Join the twins in these action packed adventures as they try to protect their friends from Stoneyheart the ghostcatcher • F unny and exciting, ideal for children who are gaining reading confidence  ilarious illustrations from Mike Phillips bring the story to life •H • F ast paced with short chapters and illustrations throughout

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Flashbacks to History Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set at key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics. Action-packed, thrilling stories bring the past to life

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Stuart Hill When Lucan sees a legion of Roman soldiers near his village he knows he is in trouble. Trapped as a Roman slave, can he find his way home ... and does he even want to? Join Lucan for this laugh-out-loud adventure in Roman Britain

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When the Vikings attack, King Alfred flees with his family. But his daughter Aethelflaed doesn’t want to hide away from the battlefield; can she fulfil her destiny and become a warrior princess, a shield maiden?

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Story Collections A stunning collection of folk tales packed into five wonderful books – from magical monsters to brave heroines, wolves, demons, dragons and even a god who became a fish. Stories from around the world including the Americas, Asia, Scandinavia, Europe and Australia, are all beautifully presented with rich illustrations • A varied collection of tales: classic, comic, sinister and very scary indeed • A fascinating and unusual mix of stories, many of them little-known • B eautiful papercut style illustrations by Francesca Greenwood • T he collections include folktales and legends from all around the world and a wide variety of cultures

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HI G H L O W FICT ION FRO M BLOO M SB U RY U K Bloomsbury High Low Books encourage and support children’s reading by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. These high interest age, low reading age titles are carefully tailored to suit the needs of those with reading difficulties

Sea Wolf Kathryn White Maya’s little brother Ethan is always telling stories about the Sea Wolf, the monster in the sea around Black Rock. Maya doesn’t believe Ethan’s lies but she does believe the sea is dangerous so, when Ethan tries to prove he can kayak to Black Rock, she knows she has to try to save him. Will either of them make it back from the dark and deadly sea? AUGUST 2016 Paperback | £5.99 | 64pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+

The Bet David Grant The school trip sounds like fun but no one can afford to go. Ed, Zac, Becca and Kat decide to try and work for the money. Soon, it is boys versus girls and they make a bet to see who can raise the most ... One thing’s for sure; the competition starts here! AUGUST 2016 Paperback | £5.99 | 80pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+

Drawing a Veil Lari Don Ellie and Amina are best friends. But when Amina decides to start wearing the hijab, it attracts the attention of bullies. Now Ellie’s loyalties are being tested. Has Amina changed? Does it matter if best friends have different beliefs? Is she ready to stand up for Amina? A thought-provoking story about friendship, religion and modern life PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 64PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE INTEREST AGE 11+ READING AGE 8+

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The Revenge of Tommy Bones Julia Jarman Two boys are stranded when they miss the last bus. It will be a long, cold, lonely walk back home to their village – unless they take the shortcut past Tommy Bones’s pond. But they both know the legend. If they go past Tommy Bones’s pond, he might step into the road ... and they will pay the price. The boys must each decide: superstition or shortcut. But what happens if one of them is wrong? PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 64PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE INTEREST AGE 11+ READING AGE 8+

The Host Beth Chambers Nic’s friends laugh at him all the time. He can’t risk giving them another excuse to laugh, so when the boys visit the local haunted house after a party he accepts a dare to go inside. The trouble is, the boys don’t realise that this party has a host, and he isn’t very friendly ... August 2016 Paperback | £5.99 | 80pp ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 9+

Wildfire Sean Callery Sol is always trying to fit in with Kyle and his gang, but he never seems to get it right. So, he’s particularly worried when he ends up in a group with them on the school summer trek, but he should have been worried about something else! In the blazing heat, things take a dangerous turn. Can Sol convince anyone to listen to him or will the expedition end in disaster? AUGUST 2016 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 80PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 9+

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Scrap Judy Waite Lewis hates spending all his free time working in Dad’s failing chip shop. He hates that he can’t have a dog. He hates that Rachel, the most popular girl in his year, is out of his league. But most of all he hates the gangs that hang out on the beach – the ones that make their dogs fight for fun. When the gang leave a friendly stray tied to the pier, Lewis has to help. But can he help her before the tide comes in ... and will anyone help him? A powerful and exciting read about growing up, feeling excluded and doing the right thing PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 80PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE INTEREST AGE 11+ READING AGE 9+

Deadly Game Beth Chambers The sinister Prankster preys on 12-year-olds in Scott’s town. He challenges them to games, with their heart’s desire if they win. None of them ever win. None of them ever come back. Scott accepts the Prankster’s challenge in the hope of saving his sister’s life. But as the game goes on he realises he’s made a terrible mistake. Because losing is bad ... but winning could be worse PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 80PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE INTEREST AGE 11+ READING AGE 9+

The Caves Benjamin Hulme-Cross The future is not a pleasant place, and the teens have a choice: life in prison or taking part in a cruel life-or-death TV show, The Caves. Will Zak help them, and will any of them make it out alive? PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE INTEREST AGE 12+ READING AGE 6+

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