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Bloomsbury Children’s Rights: Who’s Who Joanna Everard – Global Rights Director Nordic countries joanna.everard@bloomsbury.com Alice Grigg – Senior International Rights Manager France, Germany, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Greece alice.grigg@bloomsbury.com Allison Cole – International Rights Manager North America, Netherlands, Italy, Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey 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 bloomsbury.com ALL ARTWORK FOR TITLES NOT YET PUBLISHED IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Front cover artwork is taken from Bad Mermaids, written by Sibéal Pounder and illustrated by Jason Cockcroft Back cover artwork is taken from These are Animals, by Daniel Egneus


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PRESCHOOL

12 ACTIVITY BOOKS

24 BLOOMSBURY APPS

25 PICTURE BOOKS

56 NON-FICTION

70 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY UK

91 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY US

110 SHORT FICTION


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A Christmas Advent Story: A Lift-the-Flap Book Hannah Tolson Ivy Snow Let’s count down to Christmas! A beautiful first Christmas Advent book with 25 flaps – one for every day of Advent, designed to introduce children to first words and help them count down to Christmas • Each spread uncovers a new beautiful Christmas scene as we follow a little girl, boy and their dog on their countdown to Christmas Day. Scenes include: ice skating and Christmas lights, Christmas shopping and carol singing, a gorgeous pine tree wood and lots more

OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 24PP | 250 X 250MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• C hildren will have fun finding each flap and learning to count as they make their way to Christmas Day! 25 flaps ensure there is something different to find for every day of Advent • C hildren will learn simple first words and how to put them into context as they count down to Christmas • S tunning illustrations from Hannah Tolson make this book the perfect Christmas gift • P acked with plenty of charm, in addition to discovering what is under each flap, children will be able to spot lots of lovely things in each scene from snowflakes and Christmas cards to decorations and cookies for Santa • T his is a book to treasure and children will want to come back to it every year

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Happy Days Out: Off We Go and On the Farm Ekaterina Trukhan Join in with two fun family days out! Let’s climb aboard the bus, spot dinosaurs in the museum, and play in the park. Or you could visit the farm and meet all your favourite animals. You might spot a tractor and can help the farmer milk the cows too!  ith peek-a-boo cut-outs, lift-the-flaps and friendly illustrations, these beautiful, high-end board books are both informative and fun •W for young readers • T he large format brings each day to life, with flaps as well as cut-outs to engage little minds

BOARDBOOK | £8.99 | 10PP | 260 X 254MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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My First Bible Stories: Noah’s Ark and The Nativity Charlotte Guillain Lesley Grainger Introduce little ones to two of the best-loved Bible stories: Noah’s ark, and the joyful Christmas Nativity story. Each book provides a gentle introduction to these well-known and beloved Bible stories, complete with charming and bright illustrations • Quality, high-end board books that share the important messages behind these special Christian stories • A perfect gift – for Christmas or Christenings!

MARCH 2017

OCTOBER 2017

BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 24PP | 180 X 180MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Little Baby Books Mel Four Beautiful, monochrome board books with bright foil on every page for reading first words to your baby, with stunning illustrations of everyday 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 • 4 titles available

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JANUARY 2018

BOARDBOOK | £5.99 10PP | 160 X 160MM | BOARD + FOIL | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: LATAM (SPANISH)

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Ted Sophy Henn Join Ted’s adventures – lift the flaps to find out what he’s doing next! Toddlers will adore these chunky board books packed full of little adventures. From award-winning illustrator Sophy Henn • P erfect for fans of Chris Haughton and Rob Biddulph • S turdy board books with lift-the-flaps: perfect for preschoolers • S tylish colours and design create must-have books with Sophy’s trademark look • S ix titles available • S ophy Henn is the bestselling illustrator of Where Bear? (Puffin), which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2015

APRIL 2018

APRIL 2018 BOARDBOOK | £6.99 12PP | 180 X 180MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: USA: PLAYTIME WITH TED, BEDTIME WITH TED

APRIL 2017

OCTOBER 2017

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Bobo & Co. Nicola Killen Meet Bobo and his friends! Lift-the-flap fun for preschoolers, 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, numbers, shapes and opposites • L ift-the-flap fun to engage and entertain preschoolers • F or fans of Tilly and Friends and Poppy Cat  icola Killen has created Bobo’s world to stimulate and surprise •N young children. She has illustrated several picture books and these are her first books for Bloomsbury

AUGUST 2017

FEBRUARY 2018 BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 10PP | 180 X 180MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Lulu Camilla Reid Ailie Busby

Join Lulu, the ever-popular preschool character, and her range of novelty, picture and board books  ver 600,000 copies sold so far globally •O • The Lulu books have been translated into 16 languages • Different formats available: - 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, Lulu and the Noisy Baby) - Standard 32pp picture book (Lulu Loves Nursery )

LIFT-THE-FLAP | £6.99 20PP | 250 X 250MM

PICTURE BOOK | £6.99 32PP | 250 X 250MM

LIFT-THE-FLAP | £6.99 250 X 250MM

BOARDBOOK WITH FLAPS | £5.99 | 20PP | 160 X 160MM

MULTI-NOVELTY BOOK | £6.99 (LULU’S CHRISTMAS £7.99) | 16PP | 200 X 200MM RIGHTS SOLD: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED AND COMPLEX CHINESE), DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, SPAIN, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, TURKEY

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My Day: First Words Marilyn Janovitz An exquisite book of first words for children and parents to share • 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 • T his book is a truly interactive ‘point and say’ experience • A ll words can be used over one day BOARDBOOK | £9.99 | 32PP | 250MM X 250MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A do-it-yourself interactive experience to share with a child

My Feelings Sarah Jennings An engaging boardbook edition of the bestselling How Are You Feeling Today? with tabs to explore different emotions with your child • 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 BOARDBOOK | £7.99 14PP | 237 X 237MM | BOARD + TABS | 3+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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• 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


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I Wish I Were ... The perfect board books for little fairies and dinosaurs everywhere!  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 with lots of fun extra detail from Sarah Ward

MAY 2018

A L S O AVA I L A B L E BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 10PP | 180 X 180MM | BOARD + MULTI-NOVELTY | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: GERMANY: PIRATE, PRINCESS SPAIN: PIRATE, PRINCESS, DINOSAUR, FAIRY

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 • llustrated by Eva Sassin, Sophie Hanton and Helen Poole

BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 16PP | 203MM X 178MM | BOARD + MIRROR | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE: SANTA’S BUSY DAY WALES: SANTA’S BUSY DAY, FARMER’S BUSY DAY MAY 2017

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RSPB Nature: A Seasonal Colouring Book Colour your way through the seasons, and watch nature evolve through the year with this beautiful colouring book  ith a whole host of different wildlife, this colouring book will •W encourage children and adults to spot and observe the nature around them • T he book contains a range of different pictures to colour in, including some simple patterns and some more detailed images, so you can complete it at your own pace  ith stunning illustrations from Flora Waycott, this special book •W will make the perfect gift

AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK | £9.99 | 96PP | 250 X 250MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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My First Experience Activity and Sticker Books A perfect way for children to learn about the ‘firsts’ in life, as they happen. From going to school to trips to the dentist, hours of fun first experiences await! • B eautifully illustrated with easy text and activities, these books make these first experiences more exciting • F ull of lots of different activities, including: colouring, drawing and writing • T he perfect books for every child with worries or questions, providing hours of fun to help children talk about their new experiences

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 20PP+4PP STICKERS | 276 X 216MM | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: SPAIN

My First Languages Activity and Sticker Books Fantastic new sticker books for young readers to learn everyday words in French and Spanish, including animals, objects and more  ith amazing illustrations and everyday words, •W these books introduce children to their first foreign languages • P rovides hours of stickering fun while learning a language too – so every child can impress their friends!

JULY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP+4PP STICKERS | 305 X 238MM | 3 + RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

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Princess Snowbelle Step into the magical world of Princess Snowbelle with this stunning new activity book range • T he wonderful, wintery, snow-covered land of Princess Snowbelle is wrapped up in four fabulous activity books and a stunning picture book • C hildren will go on adventures with Snowbelle, her friends and all her favourite animals. They can find their way through mazes, decorate scenes with sticker snowflakes, and other copying, colouring, stickering and brilliant snow and fun-based activities, all with her best friends and favourite animals • F ive titles available, launching Autumn 2017 • C omplete with bright stickers, so children can get creative and customise pages

SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 24PP+4PP STICKERS 305 X 238MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 24PP +6PP STICKERS 305 X 238MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP +4PP STICKERS 305 X 238MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 48PP 210 X 148MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Sticker Activity Books These 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! • A ccessible format for younger readers – 8 full pages of larger stickers for younger hands • 1 2 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 | 2+ RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE: MY COLOURS, MY CAR AND THINGS THAT GO, MY FARM ANIMALS, MY UNDER THE SEA, MY SHAPES, MY COUNTING KOREA: MY FIRST DINOSAUR, MY FIRST PETS, MY BABY ANIMALS, MY COLOURS, MY OPPOSITES, MY FARM ANIMALS, MY UNDER THE SEA, MY CAR AND THINGS THAT GO, MY ABC, MY SHAPES, MY COUNTING POLAND: MY FIRST DINOSAUR, MY FIRST PETS, MY BABY ANIMALS, MY COLOURS, MY OPPOSITES, MY FARM ANIMALS, MY UNDER THE SEA, MY CAR AND THINGS THAT GO, MY SHAPES, MY COUNTING

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Write Your Own Pet Story These brilliant activity books are packed with colourful illustrations and stickers to help children write their own amazing stories. The first sentence of every story has already been written but it is up to the reader to decide what will happen and how the story will end • E xtremely easy to follow text, with boxes on every page offering hints and tips about what to include  ver 300 stickers in every book •O • A lso features two completed stories to add fun stickers to  andy portable format is ideal for children to do on their own, in a quiet time or to relieve the boredom of a long journey •H • T he two published titles in this series (Princess and Pirate) have sold over 10,000 copies to date

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4PP STICKERS 276 X 216MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: CATALAN: PIRATE, PRINCESS ITALY: PIRATE, PRINCESS ROMANIA: PIRATE, PRINCESS SPANISH: PIRATE, PRINCESS VIETNAM: PRINCESS

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, count to ten and much more • T here are six fun Look and Learn titles to choose from  andy, portable format so these books can be taken anywhere •H

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

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Activity and Sticker Books Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find 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 20PP +4PP STICKERS | 276 X 216MM | 3+

AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 32PP +4PP STICKERS | 305 X 238MM | 3+

MAY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 20PP +4PP STICKERS | 305 X 238MM | 3+

RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE: MY SPRING, MY SANTA’S WORKSHOP, MY FIRST CHRISTMAS, MY GARAGE AND WORKSHOP, MY FOOTBALL, MY ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MY ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS GREECE: MY SPRING, MY SEASIDE, MY PRETTY 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, MY CINDERELLA, MY JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, MY SNOW WHITE, MY THREE LITTLE PIGS, MY BEST FRIEND BY ME, MY MUM BY ME ROMANIA: MY BEST FRIEND BY ME, MY MUM BY ME SWEDEN: MY SWASHBUCKLING PIRATE, MY PRETTY PINK PRINCESS VIETNAM: MY BEST FRIEND BY ME, MY MUM BY ME

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My First Colouring Have fun colouring in baby animals, dinosaurs, things that go and much more with this brilliant series, where each book is 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

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 • A lso available as 4 individual books

BIND-UP PAPERBACK | £7.99 128PP +4PP STICKERS | 305 X 238MM | 3+ PAPERBACK | £4.99 32PP | 305 X 238MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE, GREECE

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

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PAPERBACK | £14.99 | 368PP 297 X 210MM | 6+ STANDARD FORMAT: PAPERBACK | £8.99 112PP + 4PP STICKERS | 297 X 210MM | 6+ RIGHTS SOLD: COMPLEX CHINESE, PORTUGUESE

A Year in the Garden Colouring Book Over 90 delicate illustrations to colour in, these beautiful line drawings take you through the calendar year. Hop through the snowflakes and berries, delve into the tropical palm house and finish off a beautiful bluebell carpet with this gorgeous colouring book • Illustrated by the talented Clair Rossiter: over 90 magical illustrations for the reader to colour and keep  ith a flap on the cover that you can use as a bookmark •W • A treasured gift purchase for everyone with an interest in the garden

PAPERBACK | £9.99 | 96PP 250 X 210MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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My Lovely Christmas Book With this charming activity book you can make beautiful pages, frames and decorations, and write lists and diary entries for a crafty Christmas! • T he ultimate Christmas gift book for creative scribblers • B eautifully illustrated pages for you to add to and give your own personal touch • P age after page of do-it-yourself activities • A n easy, portable format for all bags and pockets A L S O AVA I L A B L E

PAPERBACK | £5.99 128PP | 210 X 148MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: GERMANY

Fold-up ... Tear out and fold the pages of this book to make colourful facts and fortunetellers that you can share with your friends • T wo titles available: Fold-up Halloween Fortune Tellers and Fold-up Wildlife Facts • A brand-new and original format in the Bloomsbury Activity Books range • Includes over 25 individually designed fortune-tellers for you to create JUNE 2017

• P acked full of hilarious fortunes and facts for you to uncover, as well as incomplete designs so you can write your own! £5.99 | 64PP+1PP STICKERS 215MM X 225MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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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: two pantones and black, and an eye-popping three pantones and black cover  ave fun destroying every page as part of many brilliant science activities •H • E xciting and inspiring, this series will keep readers entertained for hours A L S O AVA I L A B L E

COMING SOON

PAPERBACK | £7.99 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (CHINESE COMPLEX): ANIMALS, MACHINES, SPACE KOREA: ANIMALS, BODY, MACHINES, SPACE POLAND: ANIMALS, SPACE PORTUGAL: BODY TURKEY: ANIMALS, BODY, MACHINES, SPACE

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 A L S O AVA I L A B L E

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 24PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE: CHRISTMAS CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED): ANIMALS, CHRISTMAS, DINOSAURS, SPACE, TRANSPORT

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RSPB Bird App A beautiful first birds App in conjunction with RSPB • Includes different interactive habitat scenes  ith charming artwork from Simon Abbott, as well as colouring and drawing features, •W videos and birdsong, and facts about each bird • R SPB have over 1.1 million members and are a much loved and supported British charity AGE 1+

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 AGE 1+

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 AGE 1+

Things That Go Activity

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Pirate Activity

Princess Activity


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Baby’s First Bank Heist Jim Whalley Stephen Collins Meet Baby Frank, the world’s most unlikely criminal, as he masterminds his very own bank heist. Why? To get money for a fluffy new pet, of course • Introducing a major new picture book pairing in the first of a hotly contested two-book deal • S tephen Collins is an illustrator and cartoonist with a weekly comic strip in Guardian Weekend magazine • F resh, different and stylish – there’s nothing quite like it on the market • It’s the equivalent of Burglar Bill for a new generation

JUNE 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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One Shoe, Two Shoes Caryl Hart Edward Underwood How much fun can a pair of shoes be? The answer is LOTS. Find out how in this funny, clever and stylish book about shoes (lots of them!), mice (lots of them!) and one adorable dog • Playful text from bestselling author Caryl Hart. Introduces concepts of colours and numbers • B old and stylish – a must-have for anyone with an eye for colour and design (and a passion for shoes!) • F rom the author–illustrator team behind the successful Big Box Little Box AUGUST 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 255 X 255MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS

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Grandmas from Mars Michelle Robinson Fred Blunt It’s total destruction by GRANDMAS FROM MARS in this hilarious and irreverent picture book is from the talented Michelle Robinson with illustrations by rising star Fred Blunt • From Sainsbury’s Book Award Winner Michelle Robinson, bestselling author of A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting • C ompletely crazy, furiously funny and brilliantly bonkers – it’s an alien invasion with a difference! Will appeal to boys, girls and grandparents (especially grandmas) alike

APRIL 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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 ith illustrations that bubble with energy, dynamism and •W character by rising star Fred Blunt. There are plenty of cheeky laughs to be had on each page


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Goat’s Coat Tom Percival Christine Pym Alfonzo the goat finds kindness is the best recipe! When he discovers a host of creatures who need his help, he doesn’t hesitate to use his precious, much loved coat, helping to solve their problems one thread at a time. But soon he’s down to the last, beautiful thread and it’s started to snow ... What will he do? • A wonderful story about a very generous goat that celebrates friendship and kindness. Alfonzo is a cute little character with a heart of gold and children will love reading about him • E xcellent messages of kindness and helping others will resonate with parents and all gift-givers

APRIL 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 300 X 237MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T om Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. Tom writes and illustrates his own picture books, including Herman’s Letter, Herman’s Holiday, Bubble Trouble, By the Light of the Moon and Perfectly Norman. This is Tom’s sixth picture book for Bloomsbury and his works have now been translated into 11 languages  ith gorgeous illustrations by Christine Pym, whose first book, •W The Tail of the Whale, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award

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Scary Hairy Party Claire Freedman Sue Hendra You’re invited to a party. What fun! Hip, hip, hooray! So come along to Monster’s house at three o’clock today.

OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 255 X 255MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Raymond the hairdresser is scarily busy. Everyone wants to look their best for Monster’s party. But a series of disasters at Raymond’s hair salon – oops, too much hair gel, oops, the dyes have been muddled – leave his customers disappointed ... until they discover Monster’s party has a very special theme! • A very silly, slightly spooky story that is perfect for youngsters at Halloween! From a bestselling author and illustrator


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Along Came a Different Tom McLaughlin Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is this ... they just don’t like each other. But, one day, along comes a different and everything changes ... A glorious picture book that celebrates diversity, inclusivity and the importance of being friends •D  emonstrates how much better things can be when everyone finds common ground and gets along • B right, bold graphic art style that will appeal to fans of Chris Haughton • T his is Tom McLaughlin’s fourth book for Bloomsbury MAY 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 240 X 300MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Snow Penguin Tony Mitton Alison Brown This little Penguin can never stay still. He’s always in search of excitement and thrill. When he looks at the rocks and the ice and the snow, ‘I wonder what’s out there?’, he’s eager to know • A gorgeously charming story of a lonely little penguin, guaranteed to melt hearts everywhere!

NOVEMBER 2017 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 274 X 245MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FINLAND, GERMANY, KOREA, SPAIN

• The second title from the bestselling duo behind Snow Bear, which has been translated into six languages. These wonderfully festive books make the perfect Christmas and wintertime gifts – especially with their sumptuous padded covers, made just for little hands! • T ony Mitton is the winner of the CLPE Children’s Poetry Award 2014. This is his second book with Bloomsbury • Sumptuously illustrated by the exceptionally talented Alison Brown. I Love You Night and Day, illustrated by Alison and written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, was an international bestseller. Alison’s books with Bloomsbury have been translated into 12 languages

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Princess Swashbuckle Hollie Hughes Deborah Allwright A quirky tale of a frog princess who becomes a kind pirate – and discovers that treasure is found in the most unexpected places. Illustrated by the prize-winning Deborah Allwright • A story about following your dreams, Princess Swashbuckle also shows that kindness reaps its own reward! • T old in effortless style by rising star Hollie Hughes, this story of a frog princess who knows her own mind will charm and delight all children, whether wannabe princesses or pirates • Immensely vibrant and appealing artwork from the hugely talented Deborah Allwright, illustrator of The Night Pirates (Egmont), which has sold over 200,000 copies through UK BookScan. Her latest book for Bloomsbury – There Is No Dragon In this Story – has been translated into 11 languages JULY 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Eric Makes A Splash Emily MacKenzie Join Eric the panda as he learns to overcome his fear of swimming and water – all with the help of a very brave friend. Perfect for sharing with all little worriers about to make their first splash • A nother fabulously funny and imaginative picture book from award-winning Emily MacKenzie, creator of Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar, Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat and There’s Broccoli in my Ice Cream! • Fear of swimming and getting wet is a common childhood concern. This book tackles it in a fun and imaginative way, with plenty of giggles. Perfect for all children learning how to overcome their fears FEBRUARY 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 255 X 255MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: ARABIC, BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED AND COMPLEX CHINESE), GAELIC, GERMANY, KOREA, LITHUANIA, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SPAIN

 uirky, interesting artwork with immediate appeal – Emily’s books are classics in the •Q making  anted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal •W and shortlisted for the Scottish Booktrust Children’s Book Award. Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat won the IBW Award 2016 • E mily MacKenzie’s picture books have now been translated into 13 languages A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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I Love You, Stick Insect Chris Naylor-Ballesteros Stick Insect is IN LOVE! Just think of all the fun and laughter he will have with his perfect partner – surfing the ocean waves, racing on speeding motorcycles with the wind in his feelers, dancing the hula – whoop-di-whoop! But ... there’s something not quite right about Stick Insect’s new sweetheart, and Butterfly seems to have spotted the problem ... ‘IT’S A STICK!’ Oh dear, the course of true love never did run smooth and poor Stick Insect is about to find this out the hard way. A stylish and laugh-out-loud tale of one stick insect’s quest to find true love, from the creator of I’m Going To Eat This Ant

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• A funny story with a twist – kids will love being in on the ‘It’s a stick!’ joke from the outset • S tylish, confident illustrations full of understated wit and humour – will appeal to adults and children alike • T he perfect alternative Valentine’s gift for those with a sense of humour

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Princess Snowbelle and the Snowstorm Lucy Fleming Step into the wintery world of Princess Snowbelle and the kingdom of Frostovia in the first Princess Snowbelle picture book! Princess Snowbelle and Princess Snowsparkle are meant to be singing at the annual Snow Ball but when a huge snowstorm separates them it looks unlikely. Can Princess Snowbelle discover the magic within herself to save her friend?

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• Lucy Fleming’s vibrant and beautiful illustrations bring the magical world of Frostovia to life!  ith a heart-warming story of courage and friendship, children •W will want to read this time and time again • P ublishing just after a brand new range of Princess Snowbelle activity books – please see our Activity Books section for more information

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What Makes Me A Me? Ben Faulks David Tazzyman Have you ever wondered what makes you a you? Are you like a sports car – lightning fast? Or maybe you’re like a tree ... Do your arms stick out like branches? This celebration of being who we are from Ben Faulks and bestselling illustrator David Tazzyman is perfect for inquisitive little minds • A funny and thought-provoking look at what makes us us from fabulous commercial pairing Ben Faulks and David Tazzyman  avid Tazzyman is the illustrator of the bestselling Mr Gum •D series (Egmont) as well as You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus for Bloomsbury, which has sold over 100,000 copies since publication in 2016. Here he is paired with Ben Faulks, otherwise known as Mr Bloom from CBeebies

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• T his celebration of being who we are is perfect for curious minds • Fun and accessible text, full of ideas for feeding a child’s imagination

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Car Car Truck Jeep Katrina Charman Nick Sharratt Take one book jam-packed with things on wheels, add to that a text to read aloud to the tune of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and you have the perfect preschool combination • A book bursting with things that go – from trucks and diggers to cars, planes and trains MARCH 2018 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 245 X 274MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• P reschool friendly rhyming text, read aloud to the familiar nursery rhyme tune of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep – the perfect book to share • Illustrations by the bestselling and instantly recognisable Nick Sharratt

There Is No Dragon In This Story Lou Carter Deborah Allwright Poor old dragon. Nobody wants him in their story. Not Goldilocks, not Hansel and Gretel – no one. But Dragon will not give up! He shall continue on his course of finding someone who wants him in their story. ANYONE. His boundless enthusiasm surely won’t get him into any trouble. Surely ...

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 eborah Allwright is the illustrator of The Night Pirates (Egmont), which •D has sold over 200,000 copies through UK BookScan • Lou Carter is a tremendously exciting new picture book talent – There Is No Dragon In This Story is just the first of her three books for Bloomsbury • A brilliantly commercial text containing all the famous fairy tale characters as you’ve never seen them before! • A lready translated into 11 languages


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Being a Princess is Very Hard Work Sarah KilBride Ada Grey Is being a princess REALLY all it’s cracked up to be? A brilliant new picture book from the author of the bestselling Princess Evie’s Ponies series. Perfect for grubby-faced princess wannabes everywhere! • F rom the author of the Princess Evie’s Ponies series, which has sold over 450,000 copies • B eautiful artwork from the illustrator of the bestselling Royal Baby series

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• A wonderfully funny rhyming text – great for reading aloud to would-be princesses!

Dino Diggers: Crane Calamity Rose Impey Chris Chatterton Meet the Dino Diggers – the best in Dino Town! The second in the series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic slot-together novelty included in every book. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun! • A brand new series from the hugely successful Rose Impey, 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 exciting new talent

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Perfectly Norman Tom Percival Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly – and he has the most fun ever trying them out high in the sky. But then he has to go in for dinner. What will everyone else think? Norman feels the safest plan is to cover his wings with a big coat. But hiding the thing that makes you different proves tricky and upsetting. Can Norman ever truly be himself? • A n uplifting story about celebrating our differences and embracing what makes you YOU. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers, Benji Davies and Rebecca Cobb • T hemes of diversity, embracing individuality and not conforming to the ‘norm’ are all important issues AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 300 X 237MM RIGHTS SOLD: DENMARK, ISRAEL, JAPAN, RUSSIA, SPAIN

• Tom Percival writes and illustrates his own picture books, including Herman’s Letter, Herman’s Holiday and Perfectly Norman. This is Tom’s sixth picture book for Bloomsbury and his works have now been translated into 11 languages

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

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 ark Sperring is the author of numerous fantastic picture books, •M including 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 Take an •D Elephant on the Bus, has sold over 100,000 copies. 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 • A brilliantly funny text that is a joy to read aloud

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I’ll Love You Always Mark Sperring Alison Brown A reassuring and beautiful 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 • A lison Brown’s I Love You Night and Day, written by Smriti PrasadamHalls, was an international bestseller • A lison Brown’s books with Bloomsbury have been translated into 14 languages  ark Sperring is the author of numerous fantastic picture books, •M 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) • P ublishing in time for Valentine’s Day

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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 • Tom 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 JUNE 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM RIGHTS SOLD: ARABIC, CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED), FRANCE, GERMANY, KOREA, PORTUGAL

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All the Way Home Debi Gliori Daddy Penguin has to look after the egg while Mummy is finding fish. But he wanders away from the Dad-Huddle and he and the egg are whisked up into the air by a gust of wind, landing in the Arctic. Can Daddy Penguin and Little One find their way home before Mummy realises they’re gone? A humorous and gently emotional tale from the much loved and bestselling author and illustrator Debi Gliori OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 245 X 274MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: FINLAND, RUSSIA A L S O AVA I L A B L E

 ebi is a hugely successful and prolific children’s book author and •D illustrator, with over 80 books published and sales totalling well over 500,000 in the UK alone. Her modern classic No Matter What has been translated into 26 languages • This time Debi brings a fresh art style with beautiful watercolours, capturing the wonder and atmosphere of the polar landscapes • C hildren will love meeting Debi’s Arctic creatures, including an Arctic fox, a musk ox and narwhals, along with brave Daddy Penguin, and will love realising who the red-suited, black-booted S.A.N.T.A. is!

The Birthday Invitation Lucy Rowland Laura Hughes When handing out the invitations for her birthday party, Ella mistakenly drops one on the forest floor, and who should find it? A wizard, of course ... and a pirate and a parrot and then a whole host of wonderful characters! Join Ella for her very exciting birthday party, complete with a hilarious array of unexpected guests! • A brilliantly fun picture book gloriously illustrated by the supremely talented Laura Hughes MAY 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM RIGHTS SOLD: A L S O AVA I L A B L E FINLAND, SPAIN

• L aura Hughes’ first book with Bloomsbury, We’re Going on an Egg Hunt, was in the Amazon top ten for children’s books and has sold over 16,000 copies through UK BookScan • T his is author Lucy Rowland’s second picture book with Bloomsbury. The wonderfully clever Gecko’s Echo is publishing in April 2017 • S imply the PERFECT birthday gift!

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Again! Ralph Steadman When Oliver visits Grumpy, Grumpy twists himself into a funny position to amuse his grandson. ‘AGAIN!’ shouts Oliver, so Grumpy does something even more extraordinary. ‘AGAIN!’ comes the refrain. And Grumpy complies. Again and again and again, until he’s twisted himself slightly too far ... • C artoonist and national treasure Ralph Steadman takes on the relentless joys of grandparenthood, for fans of the Ladybirds for Grown-Ups series

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• T he perfect gift book for grandparents new and experienced – wince and laugh with recognition at the ways you try to please your grandchildren  ith all the bold colour, verve and ink-splattered detail •W Steadman fans will expect, these illustrations are painfully accurate in depicting family relationships • F unny and irreverent, this is the perfect humour gift book

How Many Quacks Till Christmas? Mark Sperring Ed Eaves How many quacks, moos, baas or neighs are there until Christmas? Luckily the answer is – only one! A Christmas tale of farmyard fun from two well known talents. How many animal noises can YOU make? • A mighty combination of talent and humour – Mark Sperring is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, DinoMummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy and Four Silly Skeletons (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen)

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• E d Eaves is the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur (both published by Simon & Schuster) • A fun and playful text with repetition and animal noises – this is the perfect Christmas gift for young children BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN ’S BOOKS 2017 43


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Rockabye Pirate Timothy Knapman Ada Grey After sailing the seven seas and making other pirates walk the plank, Rockabye Pirate is sleepy. There’ll be no more yo-ho-ho-ing and no more ‘A-harr me hearties!’ It’s time for loot-filled lullabies and dreams of buried treasure. Join Rockabye Pirate in this glorious bedtime book – perfect for sleepy pirates everywhere! • A bestselling author whose text has been paired with David Tazzyman, Ben Cort and Russell Ayto, to name just a few!  orgeously illustrated by Ada Grey (Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal •G Baby!) MAY 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND

• A brand new author and illustrator pairing that’s sure to become a phenomenal success

First Day at Skeleton School Sam Lloyd At Skeleton School there are monsters and witches, not to mention ghouls ... They howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and even learn how to float through the walls! Do you dare look round? • B ack to school AND Halloween – two strong themes that make this incredibly pick-up-able

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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) with Bloomsbury • K ids will love imagining going to school with friendly skeletons and ghouls and monsters!


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When the World is Full of Friends Gillian Shields Anna Currey Albert, Tom, Flossie and Pipkin love to play, and when a family of squirrels move in to the house across the river they are so excited! Now they have friends to play with ... But how will they cross the stream? A warm and touching story about friendship and working together  illian Shields is the author of many children’s books including Puppy Love (Simon & •G Schuster) and Sam’s Snowflake (Macmillan). She is also the author of the bestselling Mermaid S.O.S. series • A nna Currey’s soft watercolour illustrations are bursting with feeling and are reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, lending an instant classical feel

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• T he third book in the series; translation rights for When the World is Ready for Bed and When the World Was Waiting for You have been sold in five languages

I Went to See Santa Paul Howard A new take on an old favourite; children will love this laugh-out-loud, test-yourmemory story, with reindeer, penguins, a gingerbread tree and much, much more! Follows the hilarious I Went to the Supermarket • B ased on the much loved children’s memory game ‘I Went To the Shop ...’, this book is great fun and a guaranteed hit! • F ull of festive fun • C olourful and commercial illustration style for Paul Howard, the bestselling illustrator of the classic picture book The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Egmont) • C oming soon: I Went Trick or Treating (September 2018)

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Captain McGrew Wants You for his Crew Mark Sperring Ed Eaves Meet Captain McGrew: he’s in need of a crew to do all those jobs that pirate crews do. Could this be the job for you? A rollicking tale of some kids who just might find that being a pirate isn’t quite as fun as they think! HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• B y a super-commercial author and illustrator pairing with combined sales of over 230,000 in the UK alone  ark Sperring is the author of numerous fantastic picture books including The Shape •M of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Daddy, Dino-Baby (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Anderson)  ark Sperring has sold over 90,000 books through UK BookScan alone, and •M Ed Eaves over 140,000! A mighty combination of talent and humour • P irates are a perennial favourite and kids will love to imagine themselves as part of the crew • C oming soon: Norman the Brave Wants You for his Knave (June 2018)

Sir Scaly Pants and the Dragon Thief John Kelly The second brilliantly funny story featuring Sir Scaly Pants and his trusty steed, Guinevere! From Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted illustrator John Kelly

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• J ohn Kelly is an illustrator, writer and designer who has worked for Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Aardman Animations and others. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice for Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner and Scoop! • L augh-out-loud storytelling, with beautifully bold and detailed illustrations • P erfect for fans of good dragons, knights and evil dragons! This is classic storytelling with a wonderfully hilarious twist!

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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 Suzanne Barton • T he perfect summertime story by the hugely exciting picture book author/illustrator Suzanne Barton • S uzanne has a strong co-edition track record: her first picture book for Bloomsbury, The Dawn Chorus, has been translated into seven languages. It was also selected by Booktrust as a Bookstart book for 2015, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015 • S uzanne’s influences include Japanese prints and illustrators she remembers from her childhood. Her artwork is a beautiful combination of collage, drawing and painting

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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

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Lola Dutch Is a Little Bit Much Kenneth Wright Sarah Jane Wright Our imaginative and energetic heroine, Lola Dutch, wakes each day bursting with ideas. Created by long-time Etsy sensation and children’s textile designer Sarah Jane Wright and her husband Kenneth, this delightfully creative character is perfect for fans of Eloise, Fancy Nancy and Olivia • Inspired by their own four gorgeously feisty children, Sarah Jane and Kenneth Wright are thrilled to introduce the unstoppable Lola Dutch and her fresh, fun, commercial, character-driven series JANUARY 2018 HARDBACK | $17.99 | 228 X 279MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A long with the help of her trusty animal friends, Lola Dutch will cook up a five-course feast, do very important research at the library, paint a masterpiece ... and that’s only the beginning. Lola might sometimes be a little bit much, but she’s got things to do!  any children often hear that they are too intense, and Lola •M shines a light on the joyful aspects of a creative personality while also finding beauty in the simple things  e are excited to continue to publish Lola’s adventures, and we •W have a second book scheduled for winter 2019 • S arah Jane’s Etsy shop started in 2008 and has developed into a full-fledged business, with art prints, fabrics, books, wallpaper and more! Her clients include Ralph Lauren, Pop & Lolli and Michael Miller Fabrics, and she has an incredibly loyal social media following with over 20,000 followers on Instagram alone

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Playdates Rule! Rob McClurkan Playdates get a fresh and funny take in this story about a boy and an elephant from an up-and-coming talented author-illustrator • T his fun and funny friendship story is perfect for young readers and their parents who are all too familiar with their playdates • Friendships come in all shapes and sizes and kids will love the relationship between a boy and an elephant brought to life by Rob’s visual humour and energy. • R ob McClurkan is an up and coming illustrator. He brings a ton of humour and wit to this story with his commercial art, which packs endless laughs and fun on each spread

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Book or Bell? Chris Barton Ashley Spires This hilarious, high-energy picture book that celebrates that perfect moment of settling into a great story will be an instant favourite for teachers, booksellers, and anyone who loves being lost in a good book • F rom the best-selling author of Shark vs. Train comes another highstakes battle ... between a boy who simply won’t put down his book and the school bell! All readers will identify with the feeling of wishing the world would go away when they are reading a great book

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• T his hilarious high-energy story from a talented author-illustrator team is about a boy who simply cannot stop reading and will be a must-have for parents, teachers and librarians • C hris Barton’s Shark vs. Train was a New York Times bestseller • A shley Spires is a talent to watch, after her breakout book The Most Magnificent Thing sold extremely well and landed her on many “Best of” lists

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Valensteins Ethan Long Even monsters need love in this fun twist on Valentine’s Day from Geisel winner Ethan Long • T his clever, rollicking read aloud text has delightfully spooky illustrations and an adorable message that even monsters have valentines • This charming text featuring monsters, ghouls, and love is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Halloween and all-year gift-giving DECEMBER 2017 HARDBACK | $16.99 | 245 X 274MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: FRANCE A L S O AVA I L A B L E

• A Geisel Award winner, Ethan Long’s star is on the rise • T his hilarious Valentine’s story is full of the cute and scary creatures from Ethan Long’s first picture book Fright Club, which found equal success for boys AND girls!

What George Forgot Kathy Wolff Richard Byrne Getting ready for school gets a hilarious twist in this funny, fresh picture book that will have kids on the edge of their seats • F unny, fresh spin on the morning routine from debut author and strongselling illustrator • R ichard Byrne burst on to the scene with the popular and clever This Book Just Ate My Dog! and we have two books signed with Kathy Wolff having been won over by her fresh and exciting new voice

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What Will Grow? Jennifer Ward Susie Ghahremani From the team behind the gorgeous What Will Hatch? comes a jacketed companion book, all about seeds and the plants that grow from them – and featuring four fabulous pull-out gatefolds • Award-winning and strong-selling author-illustrator duo: This team has also co-created What Will Hatch? as well as the acclaimed, popular parenting book I LOVE DIRT! 52 Activities to Help You & Your Child Discover the Wonders of Nature (which has sold over 70,000 copies) • S pecial illustrations. Susie Ghahremani is an up-and-coming illustrator – and the creator of the popular boygirlparty© line – with a unique and intricately detailed style • T he book’s package, complete with pull-out gatefolds, will add a fun interactive element for readers

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• T he seed theme will help little ones understand the origins of all sorts of plants – including the food they eat – and how they grow throughout the year

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 story 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

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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

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• This third book in the Bear and Floppy 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 Floppy 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 2.25 million books worldwide! • 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 HARDBACK | $14.99 | 235 X 235 MM RIGHTS SOLD: VIETNAM OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CANADA (FRENCH CANADIAN), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), IRAN, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, SPAIN, WALES

 ver 2.25 million copies of Salina’s Books sold worldwide •O • S alina has worked with Merrymakers to make a plush toy for Penguin!

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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 • A n 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 out-of-house sales, she has sold over 2.25 million books worldwide • T his 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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Champion

The Story of Muhammad Ali Jim Haskin Eric Velasquez “I am the greatest! I am the king!” A freshly designed and updated reissue of an acclaimed and moving biography about the most famous boxer of all time • F eaturing stunning illustrations and covering his entire life from childhood through his professional career to his end of life battle with Parkinson’s Syndrome, this is a moving tribute to the legacy of Muhammad Ali  ore than 22,000 copies sold of the first edition •M • T he author and illustrator are an award-winning duo: The late Jim Haskin was a Coretta Scott King Medal winning author and six-time honoree. Eric Velasquez has received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award and continues to illustrate many acclaimed books.

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Zombelina: School Days Kristyn Crow Molly Idle Zombelina dances her way through school in a new, delightfully ghoulish rhyming tale brought to life by Caldecott-Honor winner Molly Idle • A ward-winning illustrator Molly Idle won the Caldecott Honor for her book Flora and the Flamingo • Tackles universal themes of family, friendship, and school day anxiety

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• A uthor Kristyn Crow is very active with a new picture book series coming out from Random House that will continue to build her presence • T he third book in a charming and heart-warming series that features a delightful dancing zombie girl


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NON-FICTION: NATURE

These Are Animals Daniel Egneus Journey over land and oceans through enchanting woods, luscious rainforests and misty meadows as incredible animals are brought to life. See foxes jump, lions roar, deer prance, bears GROWL and find out who is hiding in the dark in this gorgeous book all about animals • B eautiful first introduction to animals that children and parents will treasure and keep coming back to • S tunning illustrations from the incredible Daniel Egneus • F un, lyrical text bringing animals and their unique habits to life • S howcasing a range of beautiful habitats around the world that readers will want to get lost in

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Moth Isabel Thomas Daniel Egneus JUNE 2018 PAPERBACK | £12.99 | 48PP 250 X 250MM | 9+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

How did the little peppered moth answer one of the world’s biggest questions? Dark, haunting and visually spectacular with stunning illustrations from Daniel Egneus, Moth captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique and atmospheric introduction to Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection • P icture book format, teamed with lyrical text, provides an accessible and unique introduction to complex scientific ideas: The concept of Evolution carries the scientific underpinning of human existence. • B eautiful, sophisticated and harnessed by an important message that resonates with our everyday life, this book transcends both the adult and children’s markets • P aired with stunning and dramatic colour illustrations from Daniel Egneus  ritten by award-winning author Isabel Thomas, author of Bloomsbury’s Self-Destructing •W Science series

RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden Mike Dilger Sarah Horne 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!

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• 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! • S triking photography from the Nature Picture Library and beautiful illustrations by Sarah Horne • A uthor Mike Dilger is a well-known and popular wildlife name who works with the BBC

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The Picture Atlas Simon Holland Jill Calder 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 • Includes stunning illustrations, maps, feature spreads and much more • J ill Calder is an award-winning illustrator and her work has been displayed at the V&A Museum, The National Museum of Scotland and The Royal Scottish Academy but to name a few • C lever, engaging text that highlights the amazing world we live in – from the freezing polar ice caps, to the amazing Sydney Opera House • For children to learn, explore and discover!

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The Story of Tutankhamun Isabel Greenberg Patricia Cleveland-Peck 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 • Told in three parts, this book brings to life the astonishing story of Tutankhamun through the beautiful illustration of Isabel Greenberg and the narrative of Patricia Cleveland-Peck • B eautiful, bold illustrations, including graphic novel storyboards, inventories, maps and double page scenes AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK | £14.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE, ITALY

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• 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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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 eye-catching foil • List of beasts included: phoenix, harpy, griffin, Pegasus, dragons, elves, unicorn, centaur, merpeople, werewolf, troll, sphinx, basilisk, Cerberus, giant, chimera

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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 • B rilliantly fun way to learn about the world and its many different and sometimes dangerous habitats

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 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

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Facts! Tracey Turner Fatti Burke Have you heard of the parrotfish, which covers itself in a cosy, thick layer of its own slime before it goes to sleep? Why not celebrate New Year’s Eve like the Estonians: tuck into seven meals to give you strength for the year ahead. Delicious! • F ascinating facts for every single day in the year: impress your friends with awesome knowledge! • E xplore a world of topics, from hilarious animals, to unbelievable science facts, mind-blowing space stats, to incredible human achievements. Discover a fact for everyone, everyday, in this book

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• T hese facts are brought to life with stylish, full colour illustrations from Fatti Burke, a fantastic Irish illustrator. Her charmingly beautiful artwork makes this a book to keep coming back to


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The Awesome Book of Animals Adam Frost Did you know that there is an ‘immortal’ jellyfish? Or that Adelie penguins propose with pebbles? Or that butterflies taste with their feet? Be truly inspired by awesome facts about the creatures that share our planet • F rom the author of The Epic Book of Epicness (Blue Peter Book Award 2016 – Best Book with Facts) • A dam’s books have been very successful here in the UK and have sold across 6 other territories worldwide • ‘Animals’ is a popular and successful children’s topic. Adam’s books are packed with brilliant, quirky facts and illustrations – they really stand out from the competition • A dam is a ‘data visualisation manager’ for The Guardian and spends every day obtaining random knowledge! • F our titles available SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 112PP 198 X 129MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE, PORTUGAL OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS

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Create Your Own Christmas Isabel Thomas Katie Abey Get ready to take control of the most important time of the year – and build your OWN Christmas! • A fantastically original, interactive, exciting Christmas activity book – there is nothing else like it! • P acked full of inventive, hands-on activities: send a message in a snowflake, make hilarious 3D pop-up cards, launch a paper sleigh, build a climbing Santa and a galloping reindeer, and MUCH more  ilarious, bright, colourful illustrations from Katie Abey •H  ands-on activities to entertain BOTH boys and girls •H OCTOBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £7.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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How to Write Poems Joseph Coelho Matt Robertson Jam-packed with poetic inspiration, amazing activities, and tips on getting started, this book will make every reader a brilliant poet: whether they already write, or want ideas to get them going  ow to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Whether •H you already write poems, you’ve never written before, or you’re not even sure what a poem is – this is the book for you • J oin popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going!

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• C oelho’s first solo poetry collection, Werewolf Club Rules!, won the CLPE Poetry Award 2015

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 att Robertson is an award-winning illustrator whose characterful illustrations have •M delighted readers. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2017, his work includes the hilarious picture book, Super Stan, and the adventurous The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective.

The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do Andy Seed Say goodbye to boredom with this fantastic outdoor boredom buster book! • T he perfect book to get you out of the house and into the great outdoors • Includes lots of brilliant garden activities for families, encouraging children and families to get outdoors, get creative and have fun • F ind amazing indoor activities about the outdoors for really rainy days • A ndy Seed’s The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff  was the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 – Best Book with Facts A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees Molly Potter Sarah Jennings OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 48PP 255 X 255MM | 3+ OPTION PUBLISHERS: CANADA (FRENCH CANADIAN), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), GREECE, ITALY, SPAIN, TURKEY

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Featuring fun, illustrations and clear, honest language to explain puberty, sex and relationships, Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees is the perfect book for helping parents and carers explain the facts of life to young children • F rom the author of How Are You Feeling Today? comes a brand new picture book all about the birds and the bees • U ses clear, easy to understand language to answer complex questions about sex and relationships • Includes a guide for parents and carers on handling children’s questions and feelings about their body, sex and relationships • C olourful and fun illustrations by Sarah Jennings help answer questions and reflect the lighter side of what can be a difficult topic  ow Are You Feeling Today? has sold over 60,000 copies in the UK and has been •H translated into 7 languages

The Period Book Karen Gravelle, Jennifer Gravelle and Debbie Palen The revised edition of a best-selling guide to the perennially popular topic of tween and teen girls going through puberty. This practical, always relevant guide for girls going through a tough part of adolescence has been essential reading since its publication over 20 years ago, and this revised edition will introduce it to a whole new generation • A classic guide to puberty returns with four brand new chapters on relevant, important topics of today: getting braces, changing friendships, new romantic feelings, and sexual harassment. Original chapters have also been expanded to include information on bra sizing, shaving, and relatable anecdotes from real girls AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK | £9.99 | 176PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A great discussion starter for parents and their daughters - Karen consulted with her teenage niece Jennifer and several other tween girls to write this book, making this book a great jumping-off point for parents to use in kick-starting a conversation with their daughters  ffers practical, reassuring advice •O • F un, appealing illustrations from Debbie Palen’s make the book even more welcoming

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The Book of Me Adam Frost 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, action packed book is a cut above the rest. Full of activities which are amusing, engaging, and incredibly creative  ith cleverly designed pages for readers to cut through, turn upside down, scribble •W 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)

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What Makes Your Body Work Gill Arbuthnott What Makes Your Body Work introduces some of the body’s major organs and systems through experiments that the reader can perform. From understanding why the brain can decipher ltteers in a wrod in the wrnog oredr to measuring your own lung volume, What Makes Your Body Work is bursting full of insightful and brilliant ways to discover what makes our bodies tick. Packed full of eyecatching illustrations and explanatory diagrams as well as truly fascinating experiments that can be performed easily, Gill Arbuthnott takes readers on journey to reveal the answers behind what really makes your body work • F ull colour diagrams and illustrations throughout to visually explain ideas and concepts  ill Arbuthnott has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Non-fiction prize for her •G previous book: What Makes You YOU?

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• F ull of fascinating experiments for the reader to carry out makes learning fun • E xplains difficult scientific concepts in an accessible manner • E stablished author with academic background in biology

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National Archives: The Buildings that Made London David Long Josie Shenoy This incredible illustrated journey around one of Europe’s most iconic cities introduces readers to the many changing faces of London • Featuring amazing, original architectural plans of well-known London buildings from the National Archives • V isit Buckingham Palace and watch as it develops from a large town house to a beautiful and monumental Palace. Whiz past the British Museum in a double decker bus and be amazed by its towering pillars and a spectacular glass roof MARCH 2018 HARDBACK | £14.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 9+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A long your journey you’ll spot buildings, faces, objects and much more – both new and old  ith fascinating facts and incredible artwork on every page, this •W is the perfect book for readers of all ages

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Fantastically Great Women Who Made History Kate Pankhurst Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst’s hugely successful Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. This beautiful title looks at the stories, accomplishments and adventures of many more brilliant women from throughout history; from Mary Shelley to Harriet Tubman, and countless other incredible women • An accessible introduction to some of the most incredible female figures from throughout history, including some you may already know and some who you may not know but definitely should!

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• Researched, written and illustrated by the incredible Kate Pankhurst, who is a direct descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst • B eautiful, engaging and completely unique, Kate Pankhurst’s first book in this series, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World has sold 40,000 copies since publication in September 2016 and been translated into 7 languages

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Fabio: The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective Laura James Emily Fox In a small town on the banks of Lake Laloozee lives the world’s greatest flamingo detective. His name is Fabio. He’s not tall or strong, but slight and pink. And he’s very, very clever. When Fabio and his giraffe associate Gilbert (who is terrible at disguises) drop into the Hotel Royale for a lemonade (pink, naturally), Fabio is persuaded to judge the hotel’s talent contest. But when the most promising contestant – Julia the jazz-singing hippopotamus – goes missing, Fabio must put his thinking cap back on and solve the mystery! • The first book in a flamingo-tastic new illustrated series by Laura James, author of Captain Pug

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• Fabulously stylish three-colour illustrations by Emily Fox throughout • Fans of Claude and Mango & Bambang will love this hilarious mystery story for 5- to 7-year-olds • T hree titles in the series already under contract with Bloomsbury • L aura James is shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize with her debut, Captain Pug

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Trouble At School Chris Higgins Emily MacKenzie It’s Bella’s first day at school and, luckily for her, she’s already got a best friend who will be in the same class – Magda. Bella is determined to make a good impression, but with Magda around, things don’t always go according to plan! By the time she arrives, she’s already splattered with yoghurt and marmalade, and things are about to get much, much worse • 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 • F ans of Kes Gray’s Daisy books and the classic My Naughty Little Sister will love this new series RIGHTS PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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• B eautifully illustrated throughout by acclaimed illustrator Emily MacKenzie • P erfect for reading together – or aloud for emerging readers


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One Christmas Wish Katherine Rundell Emily Sutton It’s Christmas and Theo – left at home with a babysitter – sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later, the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc ... • A ward-winning author Katherine Rundell brings the magic of Christmas to life with a classic story to savour year after year, illustrated in stunning detail by Emily Sutton  ritten with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is •W a story about the spirit of Christmas and treasuring the people who really matter to us • K atherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe. After completing a degree in English and a doctorate on the literary and textual afterlives of John Donne, she is now a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she studies Renaissance literature and climbs old buildings at night • E mily Sutton was born and raised in the depths of North Yorkshire and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008. She is the illustrator of several children’s stories including the Clara Button books and The Tale of the Castle Mice by Michael Bond

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Safari Pug Laura James Églantine Ceulemans Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous ... Safari Pug! The third book in a joyful new illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff. When Pug and Lady Miranda have a scary run-in with a lion one night (it might be hiding under the bed), Lady M decides Pug needs to face his fears and go on safari ... • B eautifully illustrated by Églantine Ceulemans with three-colour illustrations throughout • P ugs are BIG NEWS and this charming and funny tale is guaranteed to win the hearts of dog-lovers everywhere NOVEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 128PP RIGHTS SOLD: SPAIN

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• T his delightful adventure is perfect for kids to read alone but full of wit and humour that parents will enjoy too! • C aptain Pug is shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Kitty’s Magic: Star the Little Farm Cat Ella Moonheart Kitty is magical! Kitty can turn into a cat! When Kitty visits Strawberry Lane Farm she makes lots of new animal friends – including Star, a little cat who needs her help! Follow Kitty and your favourite feline friends from the first three books, or meet them here for the first time • T he fourth book in this enchanting, magical and super-commercial series • P urrfect for fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows, this is a new series to watch • A n irresistible sparkly cover, and illustrated throughout with adorable black and white illustrations JULY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 |128PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• S ix titles already under contract with Bloomsbury

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Bad Mermaids Sibéal Pounder Jason Cockcroft Mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda are enjoying a summer on land with legs when they receive a strange CRABAGRAM ordering them to return home at once. Some seriously BAD MERMAIDS are on the loose and the girls are the only ones who can stop them. If they’re going to save the day, they’ll need answers. And a clam car. Definitely piranha-print nail polish. Possibly not the talking seahorse. CAN THEY DO IT? Filled with magical mysteries, fabulous fashion, and a serious piranha problem, Bad Mermaids brings a whole new twist to the underwater world of mermaids. If you enjoyed The Little Mermaid, you’ll love this too! • S tylish mermaids, evil piranha and some weird magical shells are all part of the mayhem in the first of a hilarious new series from the bestselling author of Witch Wars, Sibéal Pounder

JUNE 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 |272PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 itch Wars was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book •W Prize and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award and has been translated into nine languages. It was Bloomsbury’s bestselling children’s debut novel of 2015 and the series has sold 85,000 copies to date • T hree titles already under contract with Bloomsbury

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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space A.F. Harrold Joe Todd-Stanton Greta Zargo needs a big scoop if she’s going to win the Prilchard-Spritzer Medal, the quite famous award for great reporting. But big scoops are in short supply in the quiet little town of Upper Lowerbridge, and all Greta’s got to investigate is a couple of missing cakes. But then, with a whoosh of unknown energy, a mysterious silver robot descends from the sky ... • A laugh-out-loud funny new series from the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary • T he Imaginary has sold in 15 different languages, won the UKLA Book Award 2016 (7–11 years) and was longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 288PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• P erfect for fans of Chris Riddell, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntryre’s Oliver and the Seawigs • C hock full of A.F. Harrold’s irresistible brand of anarchic, playful humour • A commercial package with fresh, funny illustrations throughout – ideal for 8+ readers

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Spy Toys: Undercover Mark Powers Tim Wesson When the world’s most famous chocolate factory disappears, it is up to the Spy Toys to find out the truth – and fast! If the chocolate runs out, there could be riots from children everywhere! • T oy Story meets James Bond. This series has everything: action, humour, great characters and a missing chocolate factory! • F eaturing hilarious illustrations from Tim Weston throughout, this series is perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Solomons’ My Brother is a Superhero • S upported by a major marketing and publicity campaign – including a brilliant free game app available through Apple and Android stores to drive readers to the brand and expand the Spy Toys world between publication of each title • B ook 3 in the series follows swiftly on from the publication of book 2 in August 2017. With book 3 coming in February 2018, The Spy Toys are poised to take the world by storm!

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I Swapped My Brother On The Internet Jo Simmons Nathan Reed Everyone has dreamed of getting a break from their brother or sister at one time or another, but for Jonny, the dream is about to become a reality with SiblingSwap.com! What could be better? • P erfectly placed to capture the huge appetite for highly illustrated humour-led fiction among 7+ readers • Ideal for fans of Pamela Butchart and a brilliant stepping stone up to older fiction by David Baddiel and David Solomons • J o Simmons is the author of the Pip Street series, inspired by her own kids’ love of funny fiction, as well as the two Super Loud Sam books. In addition to children’s fiction, she co-wrote a humorous parenting book, Can I Give Them Back Now?: The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting, published by Square Peg JANUARY 2018 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 240PP RIGHTS SOLD: POLAND

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Witch Snitch:

The Inside Scoop on the Witches of Ritzy City Sibéal Pounder Laura Ellen Anderson Tiga and her friends are famous throughout Sinkville for their part in the Witch Wars competition, but there’s so much more of Sinkville to discover! Now, Ritzy City’s Top Witch Peggy Pigwiggle has asked Tiga and Fran to make a TV documentary called THE WORLD OF WITCH WARS – with Fluffanora helping out as fashion adviser. But whilst Tiga enjoys making the documentary, she can’t help but feel there’s something going on behind her back ... This hilarious companion story sits alongside the main series as a standalone title, and is full of character profiles, facts and activities to fascinate fans and give them everything they need to create their very own Witch Wars party • Take a behind-the-scenes look at the world of Sinkville with favourite characters Fran and Tiga as they attempt to make their own TV documentary

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• S tory chapters also include character profiles, fact files and activities to try • T hrow your own Witch Wars party using the activities from the book

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Kid Normal Greg James and Chris Smith Illustrated by Erica Salcedo When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it’s not because he’s worried about where to sit, and making friends, and fitting in, and not knowing where the loos are. It’s because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes – by mistake. And unlike his fellow students, who can all control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But just because you don’t have superpowers, it doesn’t mean you can’t save the world. Let’s hope Murph realises that, and quick – because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans … It’s time for Kid Normal to become a hero! JULY 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 400PP RIGHTS SOLD: CATALAN, FRANCE, GERMANY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN

• T he first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from popular radio personalities Greg James and Chris Smith • F eaturing funny, action-packed black and white illustrations by Erica Salcedo throughout  reg and Chris are an unstoppable team – they’re raring to get •G out there and interact with readers, they’re super promotable and their sense of humour is infectious • L aunch will be supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign • Perfect for fans of David Solomons, David Baddiel and Danny Wallace • B ook 2 in the series will launch in spring 2018

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Maudlin Towers: Curse of the Werewolf Boy Chris Priestley Maudlin Towers is a gloomy, Gothic, gargoyle-infested pile of a school. But Arthur Mildew’s day suddenly gets much more exciting when he 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. Will Arthur Mildew be able to solve the crime? Was it the Viking? • Featuring time travel, werewolves and adventures galore, Maudlin Towers is everything that Chris Priestley does brilliantly: gothic, mysterious, wickedly humorous and ever so slightly creepy! • P erfect for 8+ 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, the Maudlin Towers series will introduce a whole new generation of younger readers to Chris’s thrilling writing

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• Fully illustrated by the author throughout, in a stunning and commercial package

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Libby in the Middle Gwyneth Rees Libby adores her cool older sister, Bella, and would do anything for her. Problem is, lately Bella can’t stand hanging out with Libby or their cute little sister, Grace. Bella only wants to be with Sam, her boyfriend. And Libby’s dad says Sam is trouble. Things only get more complicated when the family move to the countryside to be closer to their eccentric Aunt Thecla. Suddenly Libby finds herself in the middle of a host of family secrets ... • 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  wyneth has lifetime UK BookScan sales of over 800,000 copies! •G AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 256PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: FRANCE, ROMANIA

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The Song from Somewhere Else A.F. Harrold Levi Pinfold

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Frank doesn’t know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He’s big, he’s weird and he smells – or so everyone in Frank’s class thinks. And yet, there’s something nice about Nick’s house. There’s strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there’s more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help … • A 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 A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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The Wren Hunt Mary Watson In other places, the Wren Hunt has become little more than a symbolic chase, a game. But in Kilshamble, an isolated Irish village that grew up around the remains of an open air slaughterhouse, they like to keep things a little more bloody. Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods by the offspring of the great and the good, and there’s nothing that she or her grandfather Smith can do to stop it. Once their people controlled an ancient powerful magic. But now that power lies with their Judge enemies, who are set on destroying Wren and her kind for good.

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Placed as a spy in the midst of those who wish her dead, Wren comes to the attention of Cassa Harkness, heir to a fortune and a powerful Judge. Cassa has spent her whole life researching one utterly transformative and transcendent spell which will decide the fate of the ancient war between the two factions. And she knows exactly the person to try it with. Caught in a web of deceit, Wren must tread a fine line between loyalty and betrayal and ultimately decide whether to gamble on one last spell which will seal her people’s fate • A n astonishing YA debut by a prize-winning adult author • A mesmerising story and darkly atmospheric writing to leave you spellbound • F illed with ancient magic, this captivating debut is perfect for readers of The Graces and The Essex Serpent  ary Watson was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing, •M and was included on the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of influential writers from sub-Saharan Africa

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One Thousand Feathers Brian Conaghan Who is Bobby Seed? He’s just your average 16-year-old – same wants, same fears, same hang-ups. Same, same, same. Dull, dull, dull. But then there’s the Bobby Seed who’s a world away from average. The Bobby Seed who has to wipe his mum’s backside, sponge her clean three times a week, try to soothe her pain. The Bobby Seed whose job it is to provide for his younger brother, Danny, and do rubbing on his back when he’s stressed and can only groan and rock instead of speak. JANUARY 2018 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 320PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, GERMANY, KOREA, TURKEY

That’s Bobby Seed. Same, same, same, yet different, different, different ... Angry and irreverent, tender and poignant – this is a bold exploration of the lengths to which we’ll go for the ones we love • T he hugely powerful new novel from an award-winning author whose writing is as humane as it is irreverent – Brian Conaghan is a master at showing you the world through different eyes • Brian won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2016 for The Bombs That Brought Us Together and was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal with his debut When Mr Dog Bites. His collaboration with Carnegie Medal winner Sarah Crossan, We Come Apart, was published in February 2017 to critical acclaim • Packed with talking points and powerful moral questions – exploring the world of young carers and the lengths to which we’ll go for the ones we love • P erfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman

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The Bombs That Brought Us Together

WINNE R OF TH 2016 C E O S TA CHILD REN’S BOOK PRIZE

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 ... • A powerful, warm, funny and moving novel from the author of When Mr Dog Bites

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• T he story of two friends, one shed, a war and a terrible choice

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• 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 been translated into seven •W languages and was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal

We Come Apart Sarah Crossan and 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. 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 and Juliet, a story of two teenagers brought together by circumstance, ripped apart by fate ... • T his brilliant partnership between Carnegie and Costa winning authors Brian Conaghan (When Mr Dog Bites ) and Sarah Crossan (One) is unforgettable

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• A heartbreaking story about forbidden love and understanding people different from yourself, with powerful themes and strong emotional impact

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We See Everything William Sutcliffe Lex is 16 and lives on The Strip – the closed off, bombed out shell of a city once known as London. He’s used to living his life under the watchful eye of the menacing enemy drones that buzz in the air above him. Alan’s not that much older than Lex – and in many ways the lives of these two young men run in parallel. Both are keen gamers, and where Lex finds freedom biking through The Strip, Alan’s late night motorbike rides give him the feelings of power and certainty he craves. But Alan and Lex’s lives are destined to intersect. Because Alan is an eye in the sky – a drone operator – and he has just been assigned a high profile enemy target. Alan knows him only as #K622. But Lex calls him Dad ... • T he hard-hitting and emotionally compelling new YA novel from critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling author William Sutcliffe SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 256PP RIGHTS SOLD: GERMAN

 illiam Sutcliffe is a master at exploring hot-button topics in an •W accessible, gripping and highly relevant way – and here he turns his expert eye to the morality of drone warfare and surveillance • A ccessible, commercial YA with huge prize appeal – Will was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie medal in 2014 for The Wall and for the YA Book Prize in 2016 for Concentr8 • Ideal for fans of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman

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Only the Ocean Natasha Carthew 15-year-old Kel Crow lives in a waterlogged world, with a family with whom she shares nothing but blood – and a heart defect that she knows could kill her any day. She has a plan to escape, and it’s a good one: stow away on the ship, kidnap the girl, swap the girl to buy passage to America and a life-saving operation. But plans never go how they’re meant to ... Breathtakingly fierce, smart and tender, Only the Ocean is a story of innocence (and its loss), survival, and courage in the midst of darkness • The powerful new novel from the critically acclaimed and prize-worthy author of Winter Damage (nominated for the CLIP Carnegie Medal 2014 and shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase Award) and The Light that Gets Lost • T he story of an extraordinary relationship between two girls, forged on an epic journey  atasha has a gift for creating strange worlds that are dark yet •N beautiful, and this is her most dynamic and driving novel yet  atasha Carthew’s spare, lyrical and unflinching voice is perfect •N for fans of Meg Rosoff, Siobhan Dowd and Patrick Ness

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Wolf Children Paul Dowswell From the author of Ausländer, Sektion 20 and Bomber comes a thrilling story of strength, heart and courage in bombed-out Berlin after WWII. Wolf Children is perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne • Carnegie nominated Paul Dowswell returns to Ausländer territory in this WWII era adventure thriller  eticulously researched and incredibly imagined, Wolf •M Children provides a brilliant leaping-off point for discussion of the murky, lesser-known history surrounding Berlin after the fall of the Nazi regime • P aul has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and Red House Children’s Book Award, and twice won the Historical Association’s Young Quills Award

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Countless Karen Gregory 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 – Nia. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 16 weeks, 112 days, 336 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time ... • This stunning 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 pitch-perfect authenticity • K aren is very promotable and her second novel will publish in 2018

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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 successes of Fortunately, the Milk and The Sleeper and the Spindle

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• 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 60,000 copies in hardback

The Sleeper and the Spindle Deluxe Edition Neil Gaiman Chris Riddell

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The Sleeper and the Spindle is a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, already translated into 20 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 Chris Riddell’s glorious 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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Wallace and Grace and the Lost Puppy Heather Alexander Laura Zarrin

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Another exciting addition to the Read & Bloom line! This charming mystery series will be the perfect pathway to popular chapter books like Cam Jansen or Fancy Nancy, Super Sleuth • T his early chapter book series features an owl-detective agency • A imed at readers who are ready to read independently, but not ready for longer chapter books. These early reader chapter books are 80-pages and include full-colour illustrations, formatted to help independent readers on their way to a lifetime love of reading  eather Alexander has worked in publishing for years and launched her first chapter book •H line under her own name with Scholastic in 2015. Laura Zarrin is well-connected on social media to other well-known illustrators • C harming mysteries with gentle cliffhangers: Wallace and Grace are the perfect introduction to mystery storytelling, as they seek out clues and keep readers guessing

Agnes and Clarabelle Adele Griffin and Courtney Sheinmel Sara Palacios 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 • T he 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 underrepresented 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 • B loomsbury will be launching two books in four unique series starting with Agnes and Clarabelle in January 2017, Stinky Spike in March 2017, Wallace and Grace in May 2017, and The Adventures of Caveboy in August 2017 JANUARY 2017 PAPER OVER BOARD | $9.99 | 80PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Stinky Spike 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, Wallace and Grace in May 2017, and The Adventures of Caveboy in August 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

The Adventures of Caveboy Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Eric Wight One of Caveboy’s absolute favorite things to do is playing baseskull, so he decides to join a baseskull team! But when his best friend Mags wants to try out as well, he learns that she isn’t very good. Should Caveboy stay with his friend and be stuck on a losing team, or leave her to be on the better team? • A hilarious series in the Read & Bloom line, perfect for newly-independent readers and fans of Fly Guy

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• S udipta Bardhan-Quallen and Eric Wight are bringing their strong picture book and chapter book tracks together to create an exciting new series • F unny, boy-friendly storytelling: Caveboy is charming in his own special way and will leave young reader changing “Ooga booga!” alongside him

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Unicorn Princesses Emily Bliss Sydney Hanson This sweet commercial chapter book series features sparkly, magical unicorn princesses and the human girl who befriends them • A commercial new chapter book series with unicorns! AUGUST 2017

• A winning combination of magic and adventure, this is a great addition to Bloomsbury’s growing list of adorable chapter book series, like the very successful Princess Ponies series • S parkly, girly package with interior illustrations – these unicorns are colourful and gem-bedecked, calling for bright covers that feature foil and glitter and will jump off the shelves • B lack-and-white illustrations throughout from Sydney Hanson • E mily Bliss is a debut with natural charm and talent. We’re glad to be launching her with this fabulously fun and magical series • 6 titles already under contract with Bloomsbury

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Butterfly Wishes Jennifer Castle Sisters Addie and Clara have just moved to a new house in the country, where they discover that their backyard is a gateway to the enchanted realm of magical butterflies with the power to make wishes come true! • P erfect for the Princess Ponies audience comes a commercial new chapter book series featuring magical butterflies • A winning combination of magic and animals for the chapter book market, perfect for fans of Princess Ponies, Magic Animal Friends, Magic Ponies, and our very own Magic Animal Rescue series • T he colourful and girly package will make these books jump off the shelves • B loomsbury will be launching with the first two titles simultaneously in December 2017, with two more to follow in 2018, and more to come!

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That’s My Book! And Other Stories Salina Yoon Award-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon continues her new early reader series with Big Duck, Little Duck and Porcupine, perfect for fans of Ballet Cat, Elephant & Piggie, and Pig in a Wig • T he third book in this series will continue to take Salina’s extraordinary talent into a new format that her picture book fans will love • S alina is a bestselling author whose sales continue to grow. To date her Bloomsbury titles have netted over 275,000 copies globally and total sales for all her books is at more than 2.25 million copies!

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Magic Animal Rescue E.D. Baker Lisa Manuzak • A new, commercial illustrated chapter book series from our mega-selling middle-grade author E. D. Baker, Magic Animal Rescue is a winning combination of magic, animals, and a girl protagonist to root for APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK | $5.99 | 128PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 ith over a million books in print across her series, E. D. Baker is a pillar of •W the Bloomsbury list  agical creatures galore: Unicorns, griffins, flying horses, talking fish, trolls, •M 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 • 4 titles already under contract with Bloomsbury

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 book 1-8 worldwide, since publication of •O book #1 in March 2013 • 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 PAPERBACK | $5.99 | 128PP RIGHTS SOLD: BRAZIL (PORTUGUESE), RUSSIA

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Ellie, Engineer Jackson Pearce A charming, hilarious illustrated middle grade about a girl who is an engineer—the kind that builds things! Perfect creative fun for girls who have interests in how things work • T his delightful new character meets today’s need for books that feature girls interested in science and technology. Ellie Bell shows that girls don’t have to choose between being “girly” or being a tomboy – they can be both! – and their creative ideas are important • P icture books about girl engineers and inventors like Rosie Revere, Engineer and The Most Magnificent Thing have been extremely successful, and Ellie is a great new role model for middle grade readers • Jackson Pearce has captured this young, laugh-out-loud, endearing voice perfectly for new middle grade readers. She has lots of ideas and plans for expanding the world and reach for her young girl engineer, with extra materials and stories online. We have a second Ellie, Engineer book scheduled for early 2019 • T he book features Ellie’s engineering sketches and plans, with black and white illustrations throughout

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A Prisoner of Ice and Snow Novel Ruth Lauren In this second book in a fresh, thrilling middle-grade fantasy series that’s Percy Jackson meets Frozen, Valor and her friends must save the queendom, or they could end up back in prison APRIL 2018 HARDBACK | $16.99 |288PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: GERMANY, ITALY, TURKEY

• T his thrilling sequel to the buzzy Prisoner of Ice and Snow is just as unputdownable as its predecessor, sweeping readers back into the vivid world of unforgettable protagonist Valor and her home of Demidova • P icking up right where the first book left off, this is a compelling, pacy middle-grade fantasy read that combines an action-packed, twisty plot with a voice-y narration filled with heart • T he vast, unique Russian-inspired queendom of Demidova is prime for exploring in a series arc

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 e won World Rights for this book in an auction with three other houses, and now we plan •W to co-publish and break this out globally. With Italian, German and Turkish rights already sold, we can’t wait to launch this series internationally! • P risoner of Ice and Snow has received early buzz, receiving two blurbs from Jennifer A. Nielsen and Aimée Carter, as well as a starred review from School Library Journal! It was also chosen as a Spring Kids Indie Next List Pick

Pennybaker School is Headed for Disaster Jennifer Brown For fans of authors like Gordon Korman and Stuart Gibbs, acclaimed author Jennifer Brown has created a humorous and fun new middle-grade series about the adventures of normal kids with extraordinary talents

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• J ennifer Brown is the author of the middle-grade novels How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel and Life on Mars, a 2015 CCBC Best-ofthe-Year Pick. She’s also the author of the A L S O AVA I L A B L E highly-acclaimed YA novels Hate List, Bitter End, Perfect Escape,Thousand Words, and Torn Away • T wo-book series • B lack-and-white art throughout to supplement the hilarious text and make this a special package

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The Exact Location of Home Kate Messner Kate Messner pens a new heart-warming tale of family and friendship about a tech-savvy boy searching for his father during tough times • B rimming with warmth that will capture readers’ hearts, The Exact Location of Home is a must read for middle-graders • K ate Messner has found her sweet spot with heartwarming, real-world stories that shine light on important issues. This new story is perfect for fans of All the Answers and The Seventh Wish • K ate’s Ranger in Time series with Scholastic was just renewed with four more titles and she has forthcoming picture books with Chronicle •W  e have an exciting middle-grade novel lined up for Winter 2018, following the release of The Exact Location of Home

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The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo Stephen Bramucci Arree Chung Indiana Jones meets Lemony Snicket in this exciting new middle-grade adventure with a unique, fully designed package that will be a must-have for all aspiring adventurers. This voice-driven story will keep readers laughing and on the edge of their seats with booby-trapped tunnels, poisonous darts, lumbering henchmen, and much more! • F unny, high-action, fully illustrated and designed, commercial series from exciting debut author Stephen Bramucci • Illustrator Arree Chung burst onto the scene with his debut picture book Ninja! and will bring the humour and fun of this story to a whole new level, with maps, journals, blue-print drawings, and more!

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• T wo books signed in the series, the second book will be publishing in Spring 2018

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Time Stoppers: Quest for the Golden Arrow Carrie Jones In the exhilarating second book in New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones’s sweeping middle-grade fantasy series, the evil Raiff has kidnapped Time Stopper Annie’s guardian – and only Annie can stop him and save her magical new home • A sweeping adventure, this is the second in a three-book series

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• T ime Stoppers is the middle grade series 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 A L S O AVA I L A B L E

•W  ith magic, power, games, and an incredible cast of creature and characters, the Time Stoppers series is perfect for all those young readers desperate to be swept away on a magical and page-turning adventure

The Kindness Club : Designed by Lucy Courtney Sheinmel Kindness is totally cool in this fun, character-driven series perfect for fans of Meg Cabot or Sarah Mlynowski • A ward-winning author Courtney Sheinmel makes kindness shine in the second book of this kid-friendly series. Inspired by real-life anti-bullying campaigns, these lovable characters will motivate all readers to think kind!

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• C ourtney’s school visits inspired the idea for The Kindness Club, after she saw posters and signs in schools about being kind. We can encourage readers to start their own Kindness Clubs! • C ourtney’s Stella Batts chapter book series has done nicely, and this series takes her into middle-grade territory with an appealing, buzzworthy topic


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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. 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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Reign of Outlaws: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure Kekla Magoon Robyn Hoodlum’s acclaimed story comes to a rousing conclusion in this highadventure retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale that Rick Riordan hailed as “compelling”  ith an unforgettable heroine and a diverse band of characters, readers will be on the edge •W of their seats in this much-anticipated series conclusion • T his action-packed series, perfect for fans of popular retellings, imagines Robin Hood in a completely new way with tons of girl power and an alternate urban setting • T his series has received glowing reviews, including a starred review from School Library Journal and a blurb from Rick Riordan. Kekla’s writing is just as smart, adventurous, and compulsively readable as his stories

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 ith cliffhangers and chase scenes throughout, this is a fast-paced action adventure, but •W the back-stories of each character and their search for belonging brings layers that will give this lasting power

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The Frog Princess Returns E.D. Baker Fifteen years after E. D. Baker’s The Frog Princess – the inspiration for Disney’s The Princess and the Frog – hit the scene, Princess Emma and her beloved frog prince return for a delightfully new, magical adventure • T he Frog Princess has sold almost 300,000 copies since its publication 15 years ago. This return to the original characters, setting, and world has been eagerly anticipated and is sure to build on and expand the first book and series’ success • E .D. Baker is one of Bloomsbury’s biggest selling authors, with total sales of her books well over 1 million copies world-wide A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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• T he perfect combination of humour and magic – signature E. D. Baker storytelling that parents and readers alike can trust • T here is more to come – E.D. Baker’s new chapter book series, Magic Animal Rescue launches in Winter 2017 and a fourth Fairy-Tale Matchmaker book publishes in Fall 2017

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 300,000 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

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• S ignature E.D. Baker storytelling combines humour and magic that parents and readers alike can trust

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The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker: The Magical Match E.D. Baker From acclaimed author E.D. Baker comes the fourth book in The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker 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 perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine and Diana Wynne Jones • Cory is a strong-minded female protagonist with super matchmaking powers! • E.D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The WideAwake 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 and third books 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 • Shannon Hale became a beloved author when The Goose Girl published in 2003, and her star continues to rise almost fifteen years later. Her middle-grade Ever After High novels, as well as her new chapter book series Princess in Black, have all hit the New York Times bestseller list. Her recently published Marvel project The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and upcoming graphic novel with LeUyen Pham, Real Friends, have garnered lots of publicity

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More Than We Can Tell Brigid Kemmerer From the author of Letters to the Lost comes a new mustread story of two teens struggling under the burden of secrets, and the love that sets them free • A new heart-wrenching contemporary romance by the author of Letters to the Lost • A fter selling in twelve territories, Brigid’s first contemporary novel has been generating lots of buzz, and this one delivers with more romance and issue-driven angst • T his compulsively readable YA is perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon  e’ll be publishing two books a year from Brigid, including her •W contemporary and fantasy storytelling, after winning an hotlycontested auction for Brigid’s fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast that publishes in January 2019

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When Light Left Us Leah Thomas Acclaimed author Leah Thomas’s captivating writing shines in an emotionally compelling story about the aftermath of a family’s extraterrestrial experience • L eah has written another original and stunning story that has a premise perfect for fans of Stranger Things and The Leftovers–how does a family cope after an extraterrestrial comes and goes? • Leah’s debut Because You’ll Never Meet Me is a William C. Morris YA Debut Award finalist, a Carnegie Award nominee, a 2015 Indies Introduce pick, and received fantastic reviews, including a star. Its sequel Nowhere Near You has also received great acclaim and two starred reviews • L eah is a master at blending sci-fi elements with coming-of-age themes in a voicy, literary way. This story has a really fascinating hook that is easy to pitch and sure to pique lots of interest • T his will be Leah’s first book beyond the world of Ollie and Moritz in Because You’ll Never Meet Me and Nowhere Near You, and we will continue to grow her profile as a truly unique, award-worthy author

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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 12 • T hink 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

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Reign the Earth A.C. Gaughen With unique magic that moves earth, air, fire, and water, dangerously cunning royalty, and heart-stopping romance, this start to a sweeping fantasy series is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas or Sabaa Tahir • A .C. Gaughen is diving into high fantasy and has already been compared to Tamora Pierce by reviewers. This new series is set in a fascinating world and focuses on four heroines – one per book. Each female character has an ability to control an element – earth, air, fire, and water – that thrives off of a specific emotion  ith an inspiring, kick-butt heroine, this is perfect for Sarah J. Maas fans. Shalia joins •W the ranks of strong young women like Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior, and she is a character that Scarlet fans and fantasy readers will love JANUARY 2018 HARDBACK | $17.99 |320PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

The Possible Tara Altebrando Another twisty psychological suspense from the author of The Leaving, where a teen searches for answers about her mother’s dark history, telekinesis, and the power of will  aunting, commercial storytelling from an author to watch – Tara’s first book with •H Bloomsbury, The Leaving, sold in three languages before publication and secured a range of starred reviews for its suspense, plot twists, and stellar writing. We have sold copies since publication in June 2016

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• T here is a market for strong standalone fiction, and this story gives readers plenty to talk about with its compelling and pacey plot • T he story unfolds in several different media, and it makes for an engaging read. Reminiscent of the kind of unfolding drama in Serial, it’s truly contemporary storytelling • P opular fiction and movies are filled with our fascination with the ability to control physical objects with our minds — think the Force in Star Wars, CARRIE, and MATILDA!


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Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy Edited by Ameriie This edgy anthology teams up acclaimed YA authors and popular YouTubers to create 13 fairy tales and 13 inspired works – all from a “villain’s” perspective, in the vein of Maleficent or Wicked • A fun twist on anthologies with great commercial potential, teaming up authors and popular YouTubers • A ll of the stories will feature a “villain’s” perspective, playing into the popular retelling genre. This will be a great next read for fans of Danielle Paige or Marissa Meyer, or the movie Maleficent • The 13 YouTubers, along with anthology editor Ameriie, are already reaching over 1.1 million viewers via their channels! • C ontributing authors include bestselling and buzzy names Renée Ahdieh, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon, with a foreword and a story from anthology editor Ameriie

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• Contributing YouTubers include Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney, (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel)

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Chaol Novel Sarah J. Maas In this companion novel to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his own new adventure. Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica–the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them. But what they discover in Antica will change them both–and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK | $18.99 | 432PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: BOSNIA, BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), BULGARIA, CHINA (COMPLEX CHINESE), CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FRANCE, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, INDONESIA, ISRAEL, IRAN, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, LITHUANIA, THE NETHERLANDS, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, THAILAND, TURKEY, VIETNAM

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• E xclusive companion novel to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass has sold into 30 languages and Sarah’s books have sold more than three million copies. This companion to Empire of Storms will follow the key character of Chaol and delve further into his story • # 1 New York Times bestselling author: Sarah’s latest book, A Court of Mist and Fury, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and has appeared on the list for twenty weeks and counting. With Empire of Storms, the series hit #2 on the New York Times series bestseller list and stayed on the list for thirteen weeks • Publishing in anticipation of the stunning conclusion to the Throne of Glass series: With the hotly anticipated sixth and final book in the Throne of Glass series publishing in May ‘18, fan frenzy will be at its highest • TV and film option: The Throne of Glass series has been optioned for television by the Mark Gordon Company and is now in development at Hulu, and the A Court of Thorns and Roses series has been optioned for film by Tempo Productions

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A Court of Wings and Ruin Sarah J. Maas Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series • In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all • Sarah’s Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series are global successes, published in 30 languages with more than three million copies sold. The latest book debuted at #1 on the New York Times list and has stayed for eighteen weeks and counting • A Court of Mist and Fury debuted at #1 on the New York Times Young Adult hardcover and eBook bestsellers lists, and has been on the list for 20 weeks. It was also chosen by Goodreads users as the Best YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi novel of 2016!  igh-fantasy with adult crossover appeal, this series is perfect •H for teens and adults • The A Court of Thorns and Roses series has been optioned for film

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The Untold Story of Father Christmas Alison and Mike Battle Illustrated by Lauren A. Mills Have you ever wondered where Father Christmas came from? And how he ended up living at the North Pole full of elves to help him make toys? This book will tell you how it happened ... The Untold Story of Father Christmas is a beautifully illustrated and timeless story about how a toymaker and his wife became Mother and Father Christmas for children all over the world. Enchant your children and remember – to wish is to believe ... • A new classic - the origin story of Father Christmas  ritten by the creators of Lapland – a critically acclaimed and •W award-winning annual interactive theatre event

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• Illustrated by acclaimed artist Lauren A. Mills

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Secret of the Oracle: An Ancient Greek Mystery Saviour Pirotta A great oracle, a pack of wolves, a man on a turtle’s back and another mystery to solve ... Nico and Thrax are back, for a new adventure in ancient Greece • T his is the second book in Saviour Pirotta’s fantastic Ancient Greek Mysteries series – we have four titles under contract! • F lashbacks offer dramatic stories set in key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics • A ccessible, thrilling mystery story, perfect for getting children excited about history • S aviour Pirotta is the author of the bestselling Orchard First Book of Greek Myths OCTOBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 224PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: ITALY

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Classic Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Dorothy M. Wheeler, foreword by Chris Riddell Beautiful artwork from 1916 brings these classic nursery rhymes to life in this stunning hardback, with a foreword by UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell • B eautiful artwork from Enid Blyton’s original illustrator, Dorothy M. Wheeler • F eatures full text and sheet music for 29 classic nursery rhymes in a beautiful hardback with full colour vintage illustrations throughout • A new edition of a 100-year-old treasure, published to delight a new audience • F eatures a foreword from UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell

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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. With interactive clues throughout, can the reader help solve the mysteries? • A ction packed historical adventures, full of fun and excitement • A sparky, inspiring heroine who is always on the case • F ull of historical information about Ancient Egypt and Rome, featuring puzzles for the reader to help solve the mystery • F ast-paced stories and wonderful characters will have readers gripped

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Saxon Tales Terry Deary Stories of the Saxons from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories • E xciting, funny, historical stories; perfect for introducing children to the Saxons • T erry Deary brings history to life with passion and flair • Impeccably researched and accurately illustrated • P erfect for introducing children to the world of the Saxons, and their battles with Viking invaders

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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 more than 40 languages and his Horrible Histories series has sold more than 25 million 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 • T erry 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 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 64PP | 7-9 RIGHTS SOLD: KOREA, SLOVENIA

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Codebusters Dan Metcalf Jackson wanted to fit in at his new school but now everyone knows he’s a maths whizz. Even worse, he’s been asked to join a secret (and totally uncool) group: the Codebusters. Their mission is to solve mysteries and fight crime. So far, they’ve only found a missing hamster. But now, someone has stolen the school’s maths prize from the trophy cabinet. This looks like a case for the Codebusters! • P art of the Black Cats series – compelling and fast-paced reads that provide the stepping stones to reading confidence • Includes great atmospheric illustrations to capture kids’ attentions • A thrilling mystery full of mind-boggling codes, perfect for budding detectives! JULY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 144PP | 9–11 ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Class Six and the Eel of Fortune Sally Prue Class Six are back, and they’re on a mission: keep nosy Mrs Knowall from finding out that their school is magic. But with their beloved teacher Miss Broom sent back to teacher training, and the school in need of funds for magical supplies, Class Six will have to band together to make this year’s school fete the best yet. And everyone knows that no fete is complete without an eel that can see the future ... • L augh-out-loud school comedy, packed with hilarious, loveable characters and witty dialogue MAY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP | 9–11 ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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• Carnegie-nominated and well-known author has great experience writing for and working with children in primary schools • S equel to the hilarious Class Six and the Nits of Doom • C ompelling, fast-paced read – a stepping stone to reading confidence

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Franklin’s Emporium Gill Vickery Welcome to Franklin’s Emporium – the department store where there’s magic on every floor! Alex soon finds out what you take home from Franklin’s isn’t always what you meant to buy ...  esigned to get children reading, these page •D turning stories encourage children to tackle longer stories  onderful, atmospheric illustrations from •W Aleksei Bitskoff • F unny, exciting stories, perfect for fans of magic and fantasy • P art of the Black Cats series – compelling, fast-paced reads that provide the stepping stones to reading confidence

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Flashbacks to History Tony Bradman Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set in key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics • T ony Bradman has written more than 200 books for children and his work has been translated into 25 languages

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Young Roman Marcus is headed for an island at the edge of the known world – Britannia. Soon, he is forced to make a choice that will change his destiny forever, as well as that of Britannia ...

Finn wants to be a Viking, a warrior who seeks glory, not a farmer like his father. But when his father leaves Finn in charge while he is away, Finn soon discovers what it really means to have the blood of a Viking ...

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Story Collections A stunning collection of folk tales packed into six 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 from a wide variety of cultures

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HI GH LO W FI CTI O N FROM BLOOMSBURY UK Bloomsbury High Low Books encourage and support children’s reading by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers. These high interest age, low reading age titles are carefully tailored to suit the needs of those with reading difficulties

Skate Monkey Paul Mason Monkey and his friends lived in the Jade Emperor’s Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! • F our titles now available in Paul Mason’s high action Skate Monkey series

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• S kate Monkey is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). This collection of stories can be read in any order

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The Street Judy Waite Join four friends as they struggle with friendship, family and growing up. These gritty real-life stories are perfect for older children who struggle with reading • F our titles now available in Judy Waite’s dramatic series, featuring a diverse range of characters • T he Street is aimed at readers aged 12+ and has a manageable length (96 pages) and reading age (9+). This collection of stories can be read in any order

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Hopewell High Jo Cotterill The girls of Hopewell High have been friends forever – but sometimes even friends keep secrets from each other ... Join Alice, Samira, Hani and Daisy as they tackle whatever boarding school life can throw at them • F our titles now available from Carnegie nominated author, Jo Cotterill FEBRUARY 2018

 opewell High is aimed at readers aged 12+ and has a •H manageable length (80 pages) and reading age (9+). This collection of stories can be read in any order

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Mission Alert Benjamin Hulme-Cross Orphaned when their spy parents were killed during a mission, Tom and Zilla are normally cooped up at boarding school. But when the only way to get to a target is by using children, the secret service bring them in to help. The brother and sister spy duo must dig deep to survive! • Four titles now available in Benjamin Hulme-Cross’s action packed series  ission Alert is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a •M manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). This collection of stories can be read in any order

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