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BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS • FRANKFURT 2020 •

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3AT Tel: +44 (0) 20 7631 5600 children.bloomsburyrights.com

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CONTENTS

2 PRESCHOOL

9 PICTURE BOOKS

35 NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOKS

50 NON-FICTION

57 YOUNG FICTION

69 MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

84 YOUNG ADULT FICTION

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Time to… Penny Tassoni Mel Four Some aspects of daily life are a challenge for young children, be it trying new foods, tidying up or sharing with others. This delightful series, written by leading childcare guru Penny Tassoni, aims to help children by providing explanations but also by actively engaging them in each topic. • P erfect for reading aloud, the Time to series will help young children develop their self-care skills, behaviour and routines • I ncludes captivating illustrations by Mel Four and clear, simple language that will allow children and parents or caregivers to share and enjoy together • E ach book contains a page of practical advice and tips for practitioners, carers and parents, making this series an essential resource

BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £5.99 | 32PP | 175 X 175MM RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (COMPLEX CHINESE)

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Kew: Lift and Look Tracy Cottingham Specially designed for little hands, these two new stylish liftthe-flap board books are a vivid and vibrant first introduction to bees and trees. FEBRUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK BOARD BOOK | £7.99 | 12PP | 180 X 180MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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ho lives in the tree and what fruit can you pick? What do trees look •W like as the year goes by? With Lift and Look Trees, little ones will discover red autumn trees, leafless wintry trees and lots of things that can fall from trees here does the honey bee live? What does the honey bee do best •W and why does it like to dance? Lift the flaps to discover all the answers to these fun questions with Lift and Look Bees • P ublished in the UK in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the world-famous centre of plant diversity and botany • L arge flaps on every page for little ones to lift and uncover the exciting wonders of nature

ROAR Katerina Kerouli Roar, snap, growl and hiss with the animals on this noisy, fun-packed safari. • L ift the flaps and join in with all the animal noises. Little ones will love being part of the fun! • A n uber-stylish picture book with giant flaps to lift, perfect for little hands • E xquisitely illustrated by debut talent Katerina Kerouli, Roar is the first book in a striking new series OCTOBER 2020 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 24PP | 245 X 274MM RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

• K aterina Kerouli is a London-based freelance graphic designer and illustrator, with a first-class degree in Graphic Design from Nottingham University

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Mix-and-Match Books Sophie Corrigan Lift the panels to mix, match and make wonderfully silly animals with Sophie Corrigan’s hilarious creature creations! • A fun and different introduction to farm animals and wild animals • S imple non-fiction facts feature on every page along with funny labels for an extra level of engagement • L ift-the-flap fun to engage and entertain preschoolers • L ittle ones can create brilliantly funny animals by mixing the different flaps and using their imagination

BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £7.99 | 24PP 184 X 233MM | FLIP-FLAP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

We Catch the Bus Katie Abey A brilliantly funny book all about things that go! It will have parents and children giggling together as they find their favourite animals in every kind of vehicle you can imagine. Is that a cheeky monkey flying a plane? And did you see a llama riding a scooter? All aboard for a rib-tickling romp! Choose your favourite vehicle and LET’S GO. e Catch the Bus is the hilarious follow-up to We Wear Pants and We Eat Bananas •W from the talented illustrator Katie Abey • A ll kinds of animals are on the move in their favourite vehicles, zipping by in their own funny way. You can spot them driving cars, buses, diggers, spacecraft, bikes, ships, scooters and more • I ncludes 12 spreads of learning hooks such as learning to count, recognising animals, spot the difference, first colours and first words

BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £11.99 | 32PP | 268 X 268MM RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE AND ENGLISH BILINGUAL), DENMARK OPTION PUBLISHERS: GERMANY, ITALY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, SPAIN (SPANISH CATALAN), THE NETHERLANDS

ith interactive speech bubbles and silly shout-outs, children will be pointing at •W every fun detail they find

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Go, Go, Pirate Boat Katrina Charman Nick Sharratt Get ready for a brilliantly fun, rhyming pirate adventure, sung to the tune of ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’. This board book is perfect for sharing with little ones! APRIL 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK BOARD BOOK | £7.99 | 24PP | 168 X 188MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• L ittle pirate fans will have endless fun singing along to the tune of a favourite nursery rhyme and doing the pirate actions in this fun ocean adventure • F rom the creators of the bestselling Car, Car, Truck, Jeep, which was selected for BookTrust’s 2019 Pyjamarama campaign and distributed to 450,000 children across the UK • T his sturdy, colourful board book edition is perfect for little hands and ideal for sharing – get ready to sing along! ith bright, bold illustrations by the instantly recognisable, award-winning Nick •W Sharratt, who has illustrated over 250 books for children and written 40 of his own

You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus Patricia Cleveland-Peck David Tazzyman Join a hilarious array of animals as they ride all sorts of unsuitable vehicles in this brilliant board book. It’s jam-packed with crazy, chaotic fun!

JANUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK BOARD BOOK | £7.99 | 26PP | 168 X 188MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), KOREAN, POLAND, TURKEY

• A funny and fresh rhyming text, packed with all kinds of transport and featuring an array of favourite animals – perfect for vehicle-obsessed little ones! • Y ou Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus and You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Digger have sold over 220,000 copies in the UK alone! • A brand-new board book edition of the first book in this much-loved, bestselling series, making it even more appealing for younger readers ‘You will laugh out loud’ – Guardian

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Little Owlʼs Bedtime Debi Gliori Alison Brown Little Owl doesn’t want to go to bed. His pillow is too lumpy, his quilt is too hot, and what is that strange snorting noise he can hear? An irresistible board book that’s perfect for wakeful little night owls. • F rom the award-winning and bestselling creators of Little Owl’s Egg and Little Owl’s First Day, which have sold in 12 languages • F eaturing beautiful, soft artwork in Alison Brown’s trademark style, it’s the ideal companion to a delightful text about a well-loved character • A warm, comforting and fun bedtime story designed to reassure reluctant sleepers ow available in a sturdy board book format – perfect for little hands! •N

APRIL 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK BOARD BOOK | £7.99 | 28PP | 188 X 168MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ISRAEL, ITALY, KOREA, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SPAIN (SPANISH AND CATALAN), UK (GAELIC)

Bear’s Scare Jacob Grant This adorable, quirky board book features a charming odd-couple friendship and is the start of a new series • B ear likes everything to be clean and tidy. He takes good care of all his things, especially his little stuffed bear, Ursa. But one day, Bear and Ursa discover spider webs covering their home! Is it possible that Bear and the spider have more in common than he realises? Can this odd couple ever find a way to get along? • A fresh and adorable board book for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli from up-and-coming talent Jacob Grant • T he sweet story highlights how we must all work to understand one another better and appreciate what makes us different ow available in a sturdy board book format, perfect for little hands! •N

BLOOMSBURY US BOARD BOOK | $7.99 | 40PP | 148 X 165MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRANCE, ITALY, MEXICO (SPANISH), THE NETHERLANDS

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P R E S CH O O L BLOOMSBURY BOARD BOOKS RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

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Leaves Stephen Hogtun ‘I will always be with you. Each time the wind blows, in your leaves is where you’ll find me …’ A gorgeous debut picture book from a huge new talent, this is a moving story about the leaves that grow and fall, and the memories we hold dear. • S tephen Hogtun is a hugely exciting new talent, and this debut picture book showcases his lyrical, wise storytelling in a tale of love and loss

SEPTEMBER 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 255 X 255MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A story of the loving intergenerational relationships that shape us, as a little sapling is nurtured by a wise old tree and learns what it means to make memories and put down roots • F illed with Stephen’s luminous, atmospheric artwork, this is a truly beautiful book that shines in both its moving message and its gorgeous illustration style: perfect for gifting • S tephen Hogtun lives on the west coast of Norway in an old house overlooking a beautiful fjord. This is his first picture book

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The World Made a Rainbow Michelle Robinson Emily Hamilton Let’s paint a big rainbow to put on display. When people pass by it and see it, they’ll say … ‘All rainstorms must end, and this rainstorm will too.’ And they’ll feel a bit happier, all thanks to you. A beautiful, reassuring story and a perfect reminder of fun, hope and togetherness, even when we feel lost and alone. • I nspired by the rainbows that children across the world have been creating and displaying in their windows, this is a beautiful story with a hopeful message of staying connected to the people we love • C omforting and joyful, it has a timely message that will resonate with people all over the world, and will offer reassurance to the youngest readers

SEPTEMBER 2020 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM RIGHTS SOLD: GERMANY

orgeous and colourful illustrations from exciting new talent •G Emily Hamilton ichelle Robinson is a bestselling, award-winning author, and •M she has sold over 250,000 books in the UK alone

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There Is No Big Bad Wolf In This Story Lou Carter Deborah Allwright In this fabulously funny sequel to the internationally bestselling There Is No Dragon In This Story, the Big Bad Wolf has had ENOUGH of huffing and puffing. But when the fairytale characters step in to help, they discover that Big Bad Wolfing is harder than it looks, and realise that they really need a Big Bad Wolf in this story. • F rom the pairing behind the bestselling and brilliant There Is No Dragon In This Story, which has sold in 22 languages so far JULY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: BULGARIA, CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE AND ENGLISH BILINGUAL), DENMARK, FRANCE, FRENCH CANADA, GERMANY, ISRAEL (ARABIC AND HEBREW), ITALY, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, POLAND, RUSSIA, SCOTLAND (GAELIC), SPAIN (SPANISH, CATALAN, BASQUE AND GALICIAN), SWEDEN

ilariously written by Lou Carter, this is a glorious story about •H grumpy wolves, unlikely heroes and one big, bad huff and puff ith lively artwork that is full of warmth, humour and texture •W from Deborah Allwright, bestselling illustrator of Princess Swashbuckle and She Rex

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Tilda Tries Again

A Big Bright Feelings Book Tom Percival Tilda’s world is just as she likes it … until one day, it turns completely UPSIDE DOWN. All of a sudden, everything is topsy-turvy and even simple things feel difficult. But then one day, Tilda discovers a new way to approach her problems and believe in herself. • A warm and inspiring look at dealing with challenging situations – the perfect book for helping children build resilience and self-belief onderfully empowering and emotionally resonant – the ideal •W starting point for conversations about coping with difficulties and embracing a ‘can do’ approach to life • F illed with atmospheric multimedia artwork in a beautiful minimal palette with a striking cover – a stand-out book in both style and content

AUGUST 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 300 X 237MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: BULGARIA, CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), CROATIA, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, FRENCH CANADA, GERMANY, GREECE, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, POLAND, RUSSIA, SPAIN, TURKEY, WALES

• E ngaging and uplifting, a perfect companion to Tom Percival’s bestselling Perfectly Norman, Ruby’s Worry, Ravi’s Roar and Meesha Makes Friends • T om Percival’s Big Bright Feelings series is the perfect springboard for conversations about mental and emotional health, building self-confidence and managing feelings • T om is a writer, artist, video artist, producer and musician. Tilda Tries Again is his tenth picture book for Bloomsbury

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The Little Witchling Lu Fraser Sarah Massini From hugely exciting debut writer Lu Fraser, and the incomparable Sarah Massini, comes a brand-new picture book about what it means to be a friend. • L ittle Witchling lives alone on her mountain top and longs for a friend. But when her magic spell book tells her that all she needs is the fur from a little girl’s beloved teddy bear, how far will she go to bring that dream to life? ritten in effortless verse, this charming book is ideal for reading •W aloud – and makes the perfect Halloween gift too! SEPTEMBER 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 300 X 237MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

ith breathtaking illustrations by the much-loved Sarah Massini, •W illustrator of The Girl and the Dinosaur and The Velveteen Rabbit • F ocusing on empathy and kindness, this is the perfect friendship story for all little would-be witches everywhere

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The Boy and the Moonimal Debi Gliori Moonimal and Boy are ALWAYS together until, on one terrible day, Moonimal gets lost in the woods. How will he survive all alone in the wild? And will he ever find Boy again? Journey through dense forests, across rushing rivers and to the heights of snow-covered mountains to discover a bond that can never be broken. eartwarming, emotional and tender – this is Debi Gliori at •H her best, tackling issues of identity and acceptance in a childcentric, heartfelt story with a sprinkling of humour throughout ebi is a prolific author/illustrator with over 80 books published, •D and sales of over 675,000 copies in the UK alone

JUNE 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 300 X 237MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FINLAND, GREECE, KOREA, TURKEY

ebi’s much-loved picture books have been shortlisted for the •D Kate Greenaway Medal, the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Best Picture Book of the Year, Junior Design Awards ebi’s picture book No Matter What is an international •D bestseller and has been translated into 24 languages

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Once Upon a Silent Night Dawn Casey Katie Hickey Once upon a silent night, a stable stood. A star shone bright. A beautiful and timeless retelling of the nativity story, with a lyrical rhyming text and luminous illustrations by Katie Hickey, this book is the perfect Christmas gift.

OCTOBER 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A tender, timeless picture book that brings the well-known nativity story to life, from the gentle donkey to the bright star that shines above • T his is also the story of any family searching for a new home and a place to belong, tapping into themes of migration and belonging ith an expressive rhyming text by Dawn Casey, this gorgeous •W picture book reads like a modern classic ith stunning illustrations by Katie Hickey, this is the perfect •W festive gift – ideal for reading at Christmas year after year

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Attack of the Giant Baby! David Lucas Bruce Ingman Watch out! A Giant Baby has been spotted in the kingdom! Summon the special advisors. Send out the knights in shining armour. Let loose the Monster-size bear! Can anyone defeat this Giant Baby and bring peace back to the kingdom? Get ready for a larger-than-life, laugh-out-loud book that is perfect for igniting giant imaginations. • A hilarious celebration of playtime and imagination, it’s a story that will entertain young and old alike • F eaturing loveable characters, daring deeds and exciting adventure – destined to be a repeat read at bedtime • B ringing together two picture book stars, David Lucas and Bruce Ingman, whose books have entertained children across the world and been translated into many languages

JULY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 300 X 237MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE (WO, EX CAN/US)

• B ruce Ingman’s bestselling picture books include The Pencil, The Runaway Dinner and Previously, all written by Allan Ahlberg

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The Viking Who Liked Icing Lu Fraser Mark McKinley From an incredibly exciting new picture book pairing comes The Viking Who Liked Icing – a hilarious and original take on believing in yourself and learning how to shine. Two little Vikings were tucked in their hut – Leafling the brave and the much-smaller Nut. Now Nut LOVED his sister and Leaf LOVED her brother, But everyone knew they were NOT like each other. AUGUST 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T old in effortless verse, The Viking Who Liked Icing is a muchneeded new take on the age-old truth that happiness comes when you’re able to be yourself • P erfect for little people striving to be exactly who they want to be! • F rom Lu Fraser, a hugely exciting new picture book talent, hotly contested for acquisition at Bologna Book Fair. This is the first of four books contracted with Bloomsbury • B right, graphic and bold illustrations from impressive debut picture book illustrator Mark McKinley

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Stop That Dinosaur! Alex English Ben Cort Chase down the GRAN-NAPPING brontosaurus in this rollicking, rhyming, ROAR-some romp. Can you catch the naughty dinosaur and get back to Granny’s house before Mum comes home? ith a fully foiled cover and vibrant illustrations throughout, this is an irresistibly •W rib-tickling book that kids will want to read again and again … and AGAIN! • A fun, rhyming text full of energy, written by the talented Alex English, that is destined to be a repeat read at bedtime • A rtwork from the bestselling Ben Cort, illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide

MARCH 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Dream Big, Little Mole Tom Percival Christine Pym Everyone has something special to offer the world but, as one little mole discovers, it sometimes takes time, patience and a little help from a wise friend to figure out what your special something is. • A joyous, uplifting picture book that offers a lovely reminder that if you follow your dreams you may just catch them ith the positive message that everyone has something special to offer, this is perfect •W for nurturing feelings of self-worth, self-belief and compassion • F eaturing a jaunty, rhyming text with beautiful illustrations full of depth, character and detail – a picture book to share and treasure • F rom the author–illustrator partnership that brought you the sweet and funny friendship story about sharing: Goat’s Coat

FEBRUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 300 X 237MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE A L S O AVA I L A B L E

ritten by Tom Percival, the bestselling creator of Perfectly Norman, Ruby’s Worry, •W Ravi’s Roar and Meesha Makes Friends ith beautiful illustrations by Christine Pym, whose first book, The Tail of the Whale, •W was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award

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The Kingʼs Birthday Suit Peter Bently Claire Powell King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third had SO many clothes it was simply absurd … But when two seemingly well-meaning fabric merchants promise to make an outfit of only the very BEST and most special cloth, the king simply cannot resist … He MUST have these new clothes! Surely, the not-at-all-suspiciouslooking tailors are genuine and the King won’t end up looking red-cheeked … ? APRIL 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T his witty and timeless retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fable The Emperor’s New Clothes will not only make children laugh, but also encourage them to think and speak up for what they believe • P eter Bently is the award-winning author of many children’s books including The Great Dog Bottom Swap (shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) and Cats Ahoy! (winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize). His books have sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone • C laire Powell is the illustrator of the bestselling The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray (author of the Oi Frog! series). This is her first of two books for Bloomsbury

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SONNY SAYS, “Mine!” Caryl Hart Zachariah OHora Meet Sonny and his friends Honey, Meemo and Boo in this striking new pre-school series from award-winning author Caryl Hart and bestselling illustrator Zachariah Ohora. Toddlers will adore this stylish book, perfect for little ones learning to share! • A bold, creative and character-led series, perfect for pre-schoolers, featuring the adorable Sonny, Honey, Meemo and Boo • S triking colours and design create a must-have book, bringing together Zachariah OHora’s fresh, stylish artwork with eye-catching speech bubbles – a departure in terms of style, tone and palette from the usual pre-school offerings

APRIL 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £8.99 | 32PP | 228 X 228MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• P erfect for reading aloud, this is a stand-out book about learning to share, ideal for little ones learning to navigate new friends and situations • C aryl Hart is the much-loved author of many picture books and has been shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize as well as the Portsmouth Children’s Book Awards

She Rex Michelle Robinson Deborah Allwright Look out! Here comes She Rex! She’s a big and burly, multicoloured dino girly, and she’s about to show the world that she’s as fierce and as loud as any boy dinosaur. A refreshing challenge to the gender stereotyping of children’s toys, this chomping, clomping dinosaur stomp by the ever-popular Michelle Robinson proves that dinosaurs are for girls as well as boys. • F rom Michelle Robinson, author of the bestselling A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting and Grandmas from Mars ith expressive illustrations that are full of warmth, humour and texture from •W Deborah Allwright, bestselling illustrator of There Is No Dragon in This Story and Princess Swashbuckle

BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £11.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND, FRANCE, GREECE, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN

• A true celebration of girl and boy dinosaurs, and a brilliantly bold challenge to gender stereotyping • T he perfect picture book for all dinosaur fans!

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Snow Ghost Tony Mitton Diana Mayo Snow Ghost came whispering out of the air, “Oh, for a home to be happy – but where?” Flying through the swirling, snow-filled skies, Snow Ghost searches for a place to call home, swooping gracefully over the whirling traffic of town, winding her way through the dense, tangled wood and to the top of the blustery hill. Then on the quiet calm of the moors, she spots a small farm where a girl and boy are playing. Has Snow Ghost found her happy home at last? A timeless story of hope and belonging, perfect for sharing with loved ones at Christmas. OCTOBER 2020 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 300 X 237MM RIGHTS SOLD: DENMARK

• T his magical modern classic is the most heartwarming picture book of the year • A lyrical rhyming text from Tony Mitton, winner of the CLPE Children’s Poetry Award 2014 ith beautifully atmospheric illustrations from Diana Mayo •W who is an exciting new talent on the Bloomsbury list ith shimmering silver foil on the cover, this story of hope •W and homecoming makes the perfect Christmas gift

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Pirate Stew Neil Gaiman Chris Riddell From the multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a joyfully riotous, brilliantly anarchic, deliciously rhyming adventure, with glorious piratical illustrations by Chris Riddell. • S pellbindingly illustrated by the much-loved Chris Riddell, this unruly, quirky, action-packed adventure makes a spectacular and magical gift • B estselling illustrator Chris Riddell was Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2015– 17 and remains the only artist to have won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal three times, most recently for his illustrations in The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman eil Gaiman is the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery •N Medals for the same book: The Graveyard Book eil Gaiman has 2.67 million followers on Twitter and a huge cult fan base and •N readership from his amazing novels for adults and children around the world – including American Gods and Good Omens, which have both been made into major TV series

OCTOBER 2020 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 48PP | 300 X 237MM RIGHTS SOLD: USA TEXT RIGHTS: WRITERS HOUSE ILLUSTRATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY

Little Owl̓s Bathtime Debi Gliori Alison Brown Little Owl doesn’t want to have a bath … He wants to finish building his moon rocket. He wants to stomp around in his dinosaur suit. Besides, bathtimes are boring – aren’t they? But what if this bathtime involves a giant invisible penguin, a bunch of slurping towelly-gators and a trip to Bubble Mountain? It looks like Little Owl is about to have the best bathtime EVER! • F ollow-up to the successful Little Owl’s Egg, Little Owl’s First Day and Little Owl’s Bedtime which have sold in 12 languages, from an award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator pairing • B eautiful, soft artwork in Alison Brown’s trademark style – the ideal companion to a delightful text about a well-loved character A L S O AVA I L A B L E

JANUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND, ROMANIA OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ISRAEL, ITALY, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SCOTLAND (GAELIC), SPAIN (SPANISH AND CATALAN)

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Beware! Ralfy Rabbit and the Secret Book Biter Emily MacKenzie

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Ralfy Rabbit LOVES books. He loves nothing more than finding a quiet spot and reading. But things aren’t so quiet any more … Rodney, Ralfy’s new baby brother, is making sure of that. And when Ralfy discovers a huge bite-mark hole in one of his favourite books, things go from bad to worse. Who could be behind the biting? Ralfy Rabbit is determined to find out! • A celebration of the addictive pleasure of books and reading • A nother fabulously funny and imaginative picture book from the award-winning Emily MacKenzie, creator of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar • T he perfect story for children with a new sibling – this book tackles a new baby in the family in a funny and accessible way

The Donʼt Panic Gang Mark Sperring Sarah Warburton Help! Emergency! There’s something scary and HAIRY lurking in the bathroom! But if you’re in a panic, STOP! Because the Don’t Panic Gang is RIGHT HERE TO HELP. Sumo Cat, Ninja Bird and Kung-Fu Worm will be with you zippety-quick (that’s faster than fast!) – saving you, saving me, saving THE WORLD! JANUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

A sumo-stomping, ninja-kicking, kung-fu diving all-action adventure featuring three unlikely superheroes and one surprise ending. • A n action-packed romp of a story, perfect to read out loud • F ull of daring rescues, stupendous saves and breathtakingly good deeds. Perfect for fans of Supertato, Paw Patrol and Danger Mouse • B ringing together two picture book heavyweights, Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton. Together, their books have sold over a quarter of a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over 15 languages worldwide and have been shortlisted for numerous prizes

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The Girl and the Dinosaur Hollie Hughes Sarah Massini In a little town by the seaside, Marianne isn’t playing with children her own age. Instead she’s digging for dinosaur bones to build a very special sort of companion … BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £10.99 | 32PP | 300 X 237MM RIGHTS SOLD: ALBANIA, FRANCE, GREECE, ISRAEL, RUSSIA, SPAIN (SPANISH AND CATALAN), THE NETHERLANDS, TURKEY

I Don’t Want to Be Quiet! Laura Ellen Anderson NO! I don’t want to be quiet! A brilliantly funny picture book about what happens when you really listen, from the author/illustrator of the bestselling Amelia Fang series.

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Bears Love Squares Caryl Hart Edward Underwood Triangles are tremendous, circles are sensational, but Bear likes squares. Can Raccoon convince his friend that other shapes can be fun too? He’s got his work cut out, that’s for sure, because Bear likes SQUARES! BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £11.99 | 32PP | 268 X 268MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Santa Jaws Mark Sperring Sophie Corrigan Deep beneath the shimmering blue sea, it’s almost Christmas Eve, and Shelly the Shark is VERY excited. She puts on her Santa suit and turns her cave into a festive Christmas grotto. Then she waits for all the little fishes to come in. Will Sid the Squid be fooled by Shark’s Santa disguise – or will he be in for a big surprise? A hilarious underwater Christmas romp from the creators of Mince Spies. OCTOBER 2020 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

The Lonely Christmas Tree Chris Naylor-Ballesteros ’Twas the night before Christmas, and high on a hill, a lonely tree shivered in the cold and the still ... This beautiful new take on the classic poem ‘’Twas the Night Before Christmas’ tells the tale of one lonely tree’s journey from solitude to companionship in a timeless, atmospheric small-format gift book.

BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £7.99 | 32PP | 170 X 170MM RIGHTS SOLD: GERMANY, NORWAY, SWEDEN, SPAIN (SPANISH AND CATALAN)

Five Little Easter Bunnies Laura Hughes From the illustrator of the bestselling We’re Going on an Egg Hunt comes a new lift-the-flap springtime adventure! Based on the popular childhood rhyme ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’, it’s full of adorable bunnies and is perfect for Easter!

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You Can’t Take an Elephant on Holiday Patricia Cleveland-Peck David Tazzyman A cheetah in charge of a camper van? Meerkats playing minigolf? This riotous book features all sorts of crazy creatures that you would definitely NOT want to take on your holiday! MAY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), KOREA, POLAND, TURKEY

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The FurFins: StarTail and the Sparkly Sleepover Alison Ritchie Aless Baylis Deep beneath the silvery waves in the enchanting kingdom of Coralia, the FurFins are getting ready for a sleepover! But will everything go as planned? MAY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 32PP | 255 X 255MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Baby’s First Train Robbery Jim Whalley Stephen Collins Baby Frank is back again and this time he’s picking up steam – literally – as his runaway train speeds down the track towards a very steep drop. The third title in the hilarious series featuring Baby Frank and his beloved animals: a nail-biting follow-up to the bestselling Baby’s First Bank Heist and Baby’s First Jailbreak. JUNE 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), DENMARK

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All We Need Kathy Wolff Margaux Meganck For fans of bestselling picture books like All the World and Love, a poetic story that celebrates the littlest things we all need to be happy — and the beauty of sharing with others when we have more to give.

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• K athy’s lyrical text, inspired by the oft-referenced Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, highlights the simple things we need to be happy (from air and water to meaningful time with family and friends), told through an accessible and childlike lens • U p-and-coming illustrator Margaux’s art brings the family scenes to warm and beautiful life, evoking a lasting cozy feel • S ends a gentle message of appreciating what we have and looking for ways to share with those who may not have the same opportunities, and ends in a beautiful scene of community giving

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Wolfboy Andy Harkness This dynamic and hilarious picture book from an exciting new talent shows how feeling hangry can turn even the sweetest kid into a snarling, growling Wolfboy. Wolfboy is hungry! He’s drooly and growly and fussy! As he stomps through the forest looking for rabbits, he grows hungrier and growlier by the minute! What will happen if Wolfboy can’t find those rabbits? And what will happen if he does? With bold illustrations and energetic storytelling, Wolfboy perfectly captures the big feelings that come with being very hungry! Engaging for young readers and parents, this funny and fresh picture book will be an instant favorite. • E veryone can relate to feeling angry because you’re hungry, and parents are sure to enjoy this read just as much as their kids • T his high-energy story makes for a fantastic read-aloud as emotions grow bigger and bigger throughout

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• T he unique and eye-catching art style is built from clay and then photographed—strikingly different than any other picture book on the market • T he twist ending is a delightful surprise that will leave readers in stitches! • A ndy is an award-winning art director who has worked on films such as Moana, Frozen, and Wreck-it-Ralph, among others. We will follow up with a second Wolfboy title in 2022

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The Perfect Plan Leah Gilbert Rosie Revere, Engineer meets The Curious Garden in a gorgeously illustrated picture book about a little girl’s leadership, creative thinking, and perseverance, as she works together with forest friends to build a dream. • A heartfelt story about a bright young girl achieving her dream: Maya is a builder who isn’t afraid to be a leader, and knows just what steps to take to turn imagination into reality • T he payoff for Maya’s hard work, leadership skills, and savvy planning with her forest friends is inspired, satisfying, and visually stunning celebrating teamwork and hope • L eah Gilbert’s outdoor scenes absolutely sing, bringing Maya’s perfect place to glorious life

Photo credit: Charity Duke JUNE 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $17.99 | 40PP | 255 X 255MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Bear Meets Bear Jacob Grant The fantastic duo from the Bear and Spider series are back in another funny friendship story about finding the courage to be yourself. Bear is excited. His new teapot should be arriving any time today. When the doorbell rings, Bear finds something unexpected – a new delivery person, Panda, who happens to be very charming. Bear does the only thing he can think of – he orders another teapot so he can see Panda again. But he can’t muster the courage to talk to her … so he orders another teapot. And another. Spider encourages Bear to invite Panda to tea, but one day, a new delivery person arrives at the door. Seeing how devastated his friend is, Spider sets out on a journey to find Panda and help his friend find the courage to be himself. • T he fantastic odd-couple from Bear’s Scare and Bear Out There is back with another charming story about love and friendship

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• B ear’s crush and Spider’s dedication to his friend are great examples of love in this funny story that will warm readers’ hearts • A uthor/illustrator Jacob Grant is extremely creative and clever. His unique and stylish artwork has potential to become iconic in the picture book space

The Song for Everyone Lucy Morris This stunningly illustrated picture book debut about the power of music to transform hearts and minds will be an instant classic. A cat, a boy, an elderly woman, and a line of students may appear to have little in common, but when they pass under the same window, each are swept up and transformed in different ways by the magical music that streams toward them and buoys their weary spirits. But one day, the music stops, and the town must work together to save the music that they grew to love. • L ucy’s artwork feels both classic and fresh, with potential for both strong commercial sales and critical acclaim

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usic lovers will feel particularly at home with this story’s theme of music being able to •M heal hearts and renew tired souls. Plus, as the town works together to solve a problem, readers see the importance of community • T he whimsical, high-end packaging with special paper and unique case cover is perfect for gift-giving • T his is Lucy Morris’s first book, and she has the potential to become a beloved creator in the picture book world

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Dozens of Dachschunds: A Counting, Woofing, Wagging Book Stephanie Calmenson Zoe Persico An exuberant counting story featuring delightful dogs in creative costumes, inspired by the real, and hilarious, Dachshund Parade, for fans of Can I Be Your Dog? MAY 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $17.99 | 32PP | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Time to Roar Olivia A. Cole Jessica Gibson Sometimes you must ROAR. This powerful picture book shows the importance of raising your own strong voice to defend what you love.

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Lola Dutch: I Love You So Much Kenneth Wright Sarah Jane Wright Lola Dutch knows that when it comes to showing your friends how much you love them, there’s no such thing as “too much”! This larger-than-life character is perfect for fans of Eloise and Olivia, and just right for Valentines!

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A Way with Wild Things Larissa Theule Sara Palacios Please meet Poppy – if you can spot her among the wildflowers! This poetic, evocative, and gentle text celebrates quieter souls through one special girl who is one with nature.

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How to Be a Pirate Isaac Fitzgerald Brigette Barrager This heartwarming and imaginative text is brought to life by New York Times bestselling illustrator Brigette Barrager in a vibrant, joyful expression of what it means to be a pirate, empowering readers to embrace those qualities too. BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $17.99 | 40PP | 255 X 255MM RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

Sloth Went Adam Lehrhaupt Benson Shum This hilarious picture book is about a sloth on the go. A sloth who is ... very slowly ... making his way to a major milestone: potty training!

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What’s it Like to Be a Bird? Tim Birkhead Catherine Rayner Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Or to live high in the tree tops? In this book you will discover some of the weird and wonderful things birds do, from their thousand-mile journeys to their joyful songs and fabulous dances. • E ach page tells the story of a different bird and its most extraordinary quirks. You’ll meet ravens who sledge down snowcovered rooftops, honeyguides who help humans to find the sweetest treat and partridges who have a very sneaky way of escaping hungry foxes AUGUST 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 48PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

ith the playful combination of text and illustration, this book •W perfectly captures the personality of each bird, be that naughty, wise or serene ith fascinating detail about every species included, this book •W is a perfect gift for children who love the outdoors and are fascinated by the lives of our feathered friends ritten by bird expert Professor Tim Birkhead, whose lifelong •W love of bird watching became his career • A ccompanied by beautiful illustrations from award-winning artist Catherine Rayner

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A Lighthouse Story Laura Chamberlain Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a lighthouse keeper? Follow the story of Eva and her granddad through the pages of this beautifully illustrated book to find out. • T his charming narrative tells us what a lighthouse is, its history, how it works and what the lighthouse keeper does all day • C hildren will learn about the beauty and danger of the sea, the creatures that live all around a lighthouse, cloud formations and the sky at night, and tales of daring rescues • T his book is full of facts that show the reader just how fascinating lighthouses are ith stunning illustrations by the talented Laura Chamberlain, •W who received a Highly Commended from the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Books in 2018 OCTOBER 2022 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 48PP | 305 X 238MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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The Woodland Trust: A Walk in the Woods Flora Martyn Hannah Tolson Let’s go for a walk in the woods … Join Lucy, Oscar and their dog Jasper as they explore the four seasons of the year in nature, come rain or shine. What can you spot in spring, summer, autumn and winter?

MARCH 2022 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 32PP | 250 X 250MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• E ach spread in this book uncovers an exciting new woodland scene, at a certain time of the day and the year. From animals and minibeasts to leaves, trees and flowers, there are lots of wonderful things for children to spot • C hildren will discover the nature elements that make woodland walks so special, and learn simple first words too ritten by Flora Martyn, a writer from Warwickshire, in her first •W book for Bloomsbury and accompanied by delightful artwork from Hannah Tolson, illustrator of In the City

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• P ublished in collaboration with The Woodland Trust, the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK

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Fourteen Wolves: A rewilding story Catherine Barr Jenni Desmond In fairy tales, the wolf’s cry makes people shudder. They’ve been hunted, captured, and villanised. But the wolf carries a wild magic – a magic that once restored a barren land. This is the true story of how fourteen wolves saved the ecosystem in Yellowstone Park. • Y ellowstone Park is one of the world’s most spectacular natural landscapes, home to a diversity of plants and wildlife. But when wolves were driven out of the park in 1920, everything changed: the park became overrun with deer, trees died, rivers collapsed, birds flew to new homes, and bears starved. Only when wolves were brought back to the park in 1995, did nature start to repair itself • R ewilding is a hugely important conservation practice, and this is one of the world’s most famous success stories emonstrates just how important the food chain is, and how •D taking away the top predator impacts the entire ecosystem

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ritten and researched by former Greenpeace campaigner, •W Catherine Barr. Catherine was shortlisted for The English Association Picture Book Award in 2015, and long listed for the SLA Information Book Award in 2016 • B ought to life with atmospheric artwork from award-winning illustrator Jenni Desmond. Jenni has illustrated 15 picture books, and has been translated into over 20 languages

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How Was That Built?: The Stories Behind Amazing Structures Roma Agrawal Katie Hickey The wonders of engineering revealed – by the inspirational young female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building. • A fascinating and accessible behind-the scenes tour of our most remarkable feats of engineering, focusing on the hidden stories and challenges behind each incredible structure ritten by Roma Agrawal, acclaimed structural engineer and •W author of the adult non-fiction title Built SEPTEMBER 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £14.99 | 80PP | 305 X 238MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• F eatures awe-inspiring structures from around the world, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Pantheon, the Shard, the Burj Khalifa, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Katse Dam and the Túnel Grande • B eautiful and detailed illustrations by Katie Hickey give the reader an exciting inside look at our most famous and important constructions • I ncludes a section on Building into the Future and a gallery of the world’s most extraordinary engineers

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Fox: A Story of Life and Death Isabel Thomas Daniel Egnéus Fox: A Story of Life and Death is an evocative illustrated non-fiction narrative that answers the big scientific question: what happens when we die? • I n the frost-covered forest of early spring, fox is on a mission to find food for her three cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to survive in the wild. Until one day, fox is hit by a car. Her body goes back to earth and grass and air, nourishing the world around her and bringing the forest to life. Death is not just an end, it’s also a beginning book will help parents and children to talk about life and death. It introduces the • This scientific concept that death leads to new life to children who have lost a pet or a loved one, or who simply are curious about death and what happens after we die

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• A fantastic follow-up to Isabel Thomas and Daniel Egnéus’s Moth, which was praised as ‘a stunning visual experience’ by Books for Keeps ritten by prolific science writer and STEM ambassador, •W Isabel Thomas, and paired with stunning and dramatic colour illustrations from the incredible Daniel Egnéus

Meet the Oceans Caryl Hart Bethan Woollvin Climb into our submarine and say hello to the world’s oceans and seas in this brilliantly fun rhyming picture book. Get ready for an exciting underwater adventure – it’s perfect for all little explorers! • J oin in with the rhymes and meet all the smiley-faced, friendly oceans, from the Atlantic and deep Pacific to the sparkling Mediterranean • S tory-led, with bold, striking artwork, it’s the perfect introduction to the seas and oceans of our blue planet – it’s ideal for all would-be explorers! • R euniting the mighty picture book talents of award-winning author Caryl Hart and stellar illustrator Bethan Woollvin, following on from the first in the series: Meet the Planets • B ethan Woollvin was the winner of the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize 2014 for Little Red, and has been shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and Little Rebel Awards. This is her second book with Bloomsbury

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Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant Who Ever Lived Alexandra Stewart Emily Sutton This is the story of Jumbo, the world’s most famous elephant, whose life helped transform our understanding of these intelligent, social and truly remarkable animals.

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• F ollow Jumbo’s amazing journey from East Africa to London Zoo and finally to P.T. Barnum’s circus – known as ‘the greatest show on Earth’ – in the USA. Discover how Jumbo’s remarkable life ignited an interest in elephant conservation and brought about important changes in our treatment of elephants everywhere • A touching and beautifully illustrated large-format gift book with a strong conservation message ritten by Alexandra Stewart, acclaimed author of Everest: The Remarkable Story •W of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and illustrated by award-winning artist Emily Sutton, whose books for children include Tiny: The Incredible World of Microbes, A First Book of the Sea, The Promise and Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

Do you Love Dinosaurs? Matt Robertson Dive headfirst into the wonderful world of dinosaurs with this fun, quirky and fact-packed non-fiction picture book by the author/illustrator of Do You Love Bugs?

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• F rom the ferocious hunters like Spinosaurus and T. rex to the gentle giants like Diplodocus and Titanosaurus, the speedy Velociraptor to the armoured Ankylosaurus, discover all the weird and wonderful things that made dinosaurs so AMAZING • F ind out why T. rex was true DINO-MITE and which dinosaurs laid eggs the size of footballs – and meet the amazing fossil hunters! • I ncludes a spread on fossils and how they are made, as well as a spread on creatures that lived alongside dinosaurs, such as jellyfish, sharks and even cockroaches

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Which Food Will You Choose Claire Potter A story to entice fussy little eaters to look beyond the beige and explore a whole new world of colourful food! • T he children in this cleverly concocted picture book get to play a game at the supermarket! Can they choose three red foods on Monday, three yellow foods on Tuesday, three green foods on Wednesday ... ? • A n ingenious way of encouraging children to try new foods as they share the book and get to choose which of the colourful foods they would like to eat ritten by the author of the bestselling Getting the Little Blighters to Eat •W

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It’s Ok to Cry Molly Potter From the best-selling author of How Are You Feeling Today? comes a picture book that sensitively deals with emotional literacy in young children Young children can find it really frustrating when they are unable to articulate what they are feeling and express their emotions. Cue: this book! Written with boys in mind because they are often encouraged to suppress their feelings, Molly Potter covers a whole range of emotions from those that are uncomfortable to happy feelings where you care about yourself and other people. • I deal for starting conversations and providing vocabulary for a whole range of emotions a child might be feeling • I ncludes notes for parents and carers

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Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories Artists and their Stories Kate Pankhurst From the bestselling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst comes a new series of books for children aged 7+. Read the in-depth stories of some of the world’s most influential scientists and artists. • F antastically Great Women Scientists and their Stories is a celebration of women who made some of the most important scientific breakthroughs. Featuring Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space, Elizabeth Blackwell, one of the first female doctors, and Tu Youyou, who spent months on a remote island during the Vietnam War inventing a treatment for malaria • F antastically Great Women Artists and their Stories celebrates female artists that have made their mark. Meet Elisabeth Le Brun, whose portraits showed people smiling – which was controversial at the time. Uncover the untold story of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, the Aboriginal elder whose paintings expressed the history of her people. And then there’s Peggy Guggenheim, the art collector who helped bring many talented artists into the spotlight

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Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet Kate Pankhurst Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet is the fourth book in the successful Fantastically Great Women picture book series, with stories of some of the inspirational women who have dedicated their lives to studying, conserving and protecting Earth and all its living things. • F antastically Great Women Who Changed the World was the no.1 bestselling children’s non-fiction title in the UK market in 2017 and remains the original and the best book in its genre. The series has collectively sold over 370,000 copies and has been translated into 22 languages

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Marie Curie and Her Daughters Imogen and Isabel Greenberg This is the story of Marie Curie and her daughters, Irène and Ève. It’s a story about motherhood and sisterhood – and women championing and supporting other women. JANUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: SPAIN OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRANCE

Saving Stella: How a Young Man and His Dog Escaped a War Bassel Abou Fakher & Deborah Blumenthal Nadine Kaadan A true story about a young man and his dog who escape the violence of the Syrian War, perfect for fans of emotional animal rescue stories. BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $18.99 | 32PP | 280 X 215MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice Jasmine A. Stirling Vesper Stamper For fans of I Dissent and She Persisted – and Austenites of all ages – a picture book biography about the beloved and enduring writer Jane Austen and how she found her unique voice. MARCH 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $18.99 | 48PP | 274 X 245MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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What the Dinosaurs Saw: Life on Earth Before Humans Fatti Burke Watch planet earth come to life! Discover bubbling volcanoes, gigantic dinosaurs, enormous reptiles and so much more on this lively and lavishly illustrated journey of evolution. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 208PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE, SPAIN (SPANISH AND CATALAN)

The Woodland Trust: Into The Forest Christiane Dorion Jane McGuinness Explore deciduous forests, coniferous forests, and tropical rainforests in this stunningly illustrated book. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), ITALY, POLAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, TURKEY

RSPB Birds: Explore their extraordinary world Miranda Krestovnikoff Angela Harding A beautiful book showcasing birds from around the world through stunning illustrations by the fine artist and printmaker Angela Harding and fascinating text by Miranda Krestovnikoff. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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The Sea: Exploring our blue planet Miranda Krestovnikoff Jill Calder Discover the amazing and mysterious world of our seas and oceans with Bloomsbury’s elegant The Sea written by Miranda Krestovnikoff, hailed by The Sunday Times as the new David Attenborough. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 64PP | 305 X 237MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), CROATIA

Migration: Incredible animal journeys Mike Unwin Jenni Desmond Imagine: you’re flying high over the Himalayan mountains on a journey filled with danger. The temperature is far below freezing, the air is thin and golden eagles swoop out of the sky to attack you. This is just one of the 20 incredible migration stories in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction book. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 48PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), CROATIA, CZECH, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, KOREA, SPAIN, THE NETHERLANDS, RUSSIA, VIETNAM

Epic Tales of Triumph and Adventure Simon Cheshire Fatti Burke Prepare to meet 66 exceptionally brave and intrepid adventurers in this celebration of mountaineers, conquerors, explorers, sailors, pilots and countless others who accomplished amazing feats of bravery and triumph. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 128PP | 278 X 200MM | 8+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE)

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Peter Frankopan Neil Packer From the author of the number 1 bestselling The Silk Roads comes a new text written for children, lavishly illustrated by the incredible Neil Packer. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £16.99 | 128PP | 305 X 238MM | 9+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED AND COMPLEX CHINESE), CROATIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, KOREA, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, THAILAND, TURKEY

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Alexandra Stewart Joe Todd-Stanton This is the story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay – two unlikely heroes who became the first ever to set foot on the top of Everest. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 9+ RIGHTS SOLD: BULGARIA, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), CZECH REPUBLIC, SPAIN, POLAND

Amazing Transport: Journey through the history of transport Tom Jackson Chris Mould Get lost in the loops of incredible timelines and find out how cars, trains, aeroplanes, rockets and many more exciting modes of transport came to be the way they are today. BLOOMSBURY UK HARDBACK | £12.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), DENMARK, ITALY, SPAIN, THE NETHERLANDS, UKRAINE

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KEW: Grow, Forage and Make Alys Fowler Heidi Griffiths From growing your own tomato plant to making a home for minibeasts, discover an amazing array of growing and foraging activities, plant-related experiments and outdoor arts and crafts in this stunning book from expert gardener and TV presenter Alys Fowler, published in partnership with Kew Gardens. • F eatures over 30 fun indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to ignite a lifelong passion for plants iscover how to grow your own avocado tree, make wildflower •D seed paper, forage for tasty roots to add to your favourite recipes and even grow neon pink beetroot in the dark! ith a clear conservation focus throughout, this book •W encourages children to look after the natural world through recycling, seed saving, protecting insects and respecting our wild spaces

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ritten by horticulturalist, journalist, TV presenter and best •W selling author Alys Fowler, whose passion and enthusiasm for gardening and the natural world is infectious • A ccompanied by beautiful and highly decorative watercolour illustrations by the talented Heidi Griffiths

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RSPB Nature Guide: Minibeasts Catherine Brereton Kate McLelland A beautifully illustrated minibeasts spotter’s field guide that both children and adults will love to keep at hand. With stunning and contemporary illustrations by Kate McLelland and published in collaboration with the RSPB. • F rom beautiful butterflies to creepy crawly spiders, this comprehensive guide includes over 190 different minibeasts and features easy to look up fact boxes with details of size, location, habitat and diet • L earn about different species' lifecycles, which habitats they can be found in and what kind of minibeasts you may be likely to spot each season MARCH 2022 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £8.99 | 128PP | 210 X 148MM | 7+ OPTION PUBLISHERS: POLAND

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• I ncludes fun activities for getting involved with minibeasts at home and in your local area, and a spotter's checklist at the back of the book • T he third title in Bloomsbury’s Nature Guides series, published in collaboration with the RSPB, the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe ritten by Catherine Brereton, an author and editor of more •W than 150 books for children, and accompanied by beautiful, detailed artwork from Kate McLelland

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World-whizzing Facts: Awesome Earth Questions Answered Dr Emily Grossman Alice Bowsher In this book Dr Emily Grossman answers lots of the questions that we are too embarrassed to ask about Planet Earth and all its living things. So, how much of your DNA do you share with a banana? • C overing a diverse range of science topics, from biology to the weather, Dr Emily shows just how fascinating science can be. Dr Emily also tackles Earth’s BIGGEST problem: climate change. She explains what is actually happening to our planet, what this means for both humans and wildlife and what we can do to make a difference • A super interactive book, where each question tackled leads to another • P acked full of real science that is random, revolting and at times outright ridiculous, this book will have children stunning their friends and family with facts

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ritten by Dr Emily Grossman, STEM ambassador, •W science broadcaster, advocate for women in science and passionate climate activist uirky and funny illustrations by talented illustrator Alice •Q Bowsher

Stolen Science Ella Schwartz Gaby d’Alessandro A fresh approach to a timely topic, STOLEN SCIENCE is a fascinating compendium of stories of uncredited scientists and inventors throughout the ages. • S tolen Science incorporates a unique combination of narrative storytelling in how different scientists were undermined as well as sidebars explaining the science behind why these discoveries and inventions were so relevant • T he span of people with diverse backgrounds makes this stand out among books that focus solely on women in science • E lla Schwartz is a Government cybersecurity specialist and is the author of Can You Crack the Code, winner of the AAAS-Subaru Prize for Science Writing

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Write Your Own Funny Stories James Campbell Rob Jones Have you ever wanted to write your own sizzlingly stupendous stories but just don’t know where to start? Then look no further! This book will guide you step by step towards becoming the witty wordsmith you always wanted to be. • T his amazing interactive guide is packed full of everything you need to become an awesome author, from planning story ideas and plots to coming up with brilliant characters and settings, and, of course, ‘finding the funny’ FEBRUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 192PP 190 X 153MM | 7+ OPTION PUBLISHERS: FINLAND, GREECE, KOREA, POLAND, SPAIN (SPANISH AND BASQUE), THE NETHERLANDS, UKRAINE

• A fun and engaging book that supports Key Stage 2 English writing composition and will encourage even the most under-confident children to have a go at creative writing • I ncludes a number of blank ruled pages throughout the book for children to plan out and write their own stories ritten by children’s stand-up comic and best-selling author of The Funny Life of •W series, James Campbell

The Funny Life of Sharks James Campbell Rob Jones Following the success of CBBC’s Book of the Month, The Funny Life of Pets, and The Funny Life of Teachers comes The Funny Life of Sharks! Take the plunge and discover their hilarious world.

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• S hould sharks have such a bad reputation? Or have we got it all wrong? This faceachingly funny book will teach you why selfies are more dangerous than sharks, just how incredibly old sharks are, why sharks are SO important for the environment and how we can look after them • A hybrid fact AND fiction book, in the same style as the best-selling The Funny Life of Pets and The Funny Life of Teachers • T his is the perfect book for children who are fascinated by sharks, care about the environment and enjoy a brilliantly funny read ritten by stand-up comedian extraordinaire, James Campbell – praised by Chris •W Riddell as ‘the funniest man I know’ – and illustrated by Rob Jones

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The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival Amra Sabic-El-Rayess with Laura Sullivan The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide—and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.

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Race through the Skies Martin W. Sandler From National Book Award-winning author Martin W. Sandler, a fascinating look at the week that brought aviation fever to the world In 1903, the Wright brothers made four brief flights, and no one was there to watch them. They spent the next few years mostly in solitude, experimenting with new ways to build an aircraft and crashing many times. It wasn’t AUGUST 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $24.99 | 192PP | 216 X 279 MM | 9+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles Mark Kurlansky Jia Liu A fascinating look at the rise and decline in populations of beloved bugs.

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News Hounds: The Puppy Problem Laura James Charlie Alder A hilarious and charming new young fiction series for anyone who ever wondered whether their dog reads the newspaper. Perfect for fans of Toto the Ninja Cat and The Secret Life of Pets.

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Gizmo is a city dog, so when he moves to the village of Puddle with his journalist human he doesn’t know WHAT to expect. Certainly not FLOWERS. Or BEES. And he couldn’t have even imagined COWPATS. Luckily he’s got Jilly, the wolfhound next door, to show him around. But Jilly has a problem. Her puppies are going to be given to new owners far away. She’ll never see them again! Gizmo might not know the difference between a cow and a tractor, but he’s got a nose for a story and a great idea to help Jilly. What if the dogs of Puddle had a newspaper? STOP PRESS! • T he first book in a funny, friendly young series about an intrepid gang of canine journalists – this is breaking news! • L aura James is the author of The Adventures of Pug and Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective • F eaturing spectacular full-colour interiors by illustrator-to-watch Charlie Alder • F ans of Ali Pye, Alex T. Smith, Toto the Ninja Cat and The Secret Life of Pets will adore this hilarious new series

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Do Not Disturb the Dragons Michelle Robinson Sharon Davey Two intrepid girls go from ladies-in-waiting to knights-inaction when they rip up the rule book and go searching for adventure! Wondermere is the LUCKIEST kingdom in the land, all thanks to the dragons that nest on top of the castle. So everyone has to FOLLOW THE RULES to keep the dragons HAPPY. Grace HATES the rules. They stop her doing everything she loves, like PLAYING TROLLO and training to be a BRAVE KNIGHT. Why do boys get all the FUN? Determined to prove that the rules are a LOAD OF OLD SWAMP ROT, Grace and Princess Portia secretly enter the year’s BIGGEST TROLLO TOURNAMENT. A couple of rule-breakers couldn’t make the dragons fly away … could they? • T he first book in a debut young fiction series that is chock-full of chuckles (and grumpy unicorns). Book 2 publishes May 2021

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• A fairytale series with a modern message: that girls can be knights in shining armour just as easily as boys eaturing brilliantly vibrant black-and-white illustrations • F throughout by Sharon Davey • P erfect for fans of Andy Stanton, Pamela Butchart and Cressida Cowell ichelle Robinson is the bestselling, award-winning author of •M picture books including A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting, Grandmas from Mars, and the Goodnight series • S haron Davey is a children’s illustrator based in Surrey. Do Not Disturb the Dragons is the first series she has illustrated for Bloomsbury

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Fizzy and the Party Sarah Crossan Nicola Colton It’s time for Fizzy to go to bed, but there’s a problem: she just isn’t tired! Next door Mrs Crumbleboom and her band The Whippersnappers are having a party, and Fizzy is determined to join in the fun. Will Mum let her stay up just a little bit longer? • A fun, energetic sequel to former Irish children’s laureate Sarah Crossan’s charming story Fizzy and Bandit, with gorgeous full-colour illustrations by Nicola Colton • B loomsbury Young Readers provide engaging, illustrated, book-banded stories by brilliant authors to get children reading, perfect for ages 5–7 • I ncludes inside cover notes to help adults reading with children and to give some ideas for engaging activities related to the story JULY 2021 BLOOMSBURY YOUNG READERS PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 48PP | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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The Worst Class in the World Gets Worse Joanna Nadin Rikin Parekh ‘HILARIOUS! Proper laughs!’ Pamela Butchart The second book in the laugh-out-loud young fiction series from bestselling author Joanna Nadin. Perfect for fans of Horrid Henry. • B rand-new, laugh-out-loud series for 7+ readers. Forget The World’s Worst Children, this is the class everyone is going to be talking – and laughing – about! • B estselling author Joanna Nadin has expertly brought to life all the wonderful details of school life with characters you feel you already know. This is a celebration of how learning can – and should – be fun, and how friendship is most important of all • C hock-full of hilarious illustrations and with two madcap adventures in each book, this series is perfectly pitched for children ready to read first chapter books • S its alongside Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon, and Kes Gray’s Trouble with Daisy books. A great stepping stone up to Pamela Butchart

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Space Detectives Mark Powers Dapo Adeola Dog lost in space? Grown an extra head and don’t know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? You need the Space Detectives! Connor and Ethan are spending the holidays on the world’s first orbiting city, Starville. But when they discover the space station is hurtling on a collision course with the moon (eep!) they know this is a case for the SPACE DETECTIVES! Can Connor and Ethan find the culprit and save Starville from its impending doom? • F rom the creative genius behind Spy Toys comes another hugely enjoyable and highly commercial series • C hock-full of fresh and hilarious illustrations by rising star Dapo Adeola, this series puts the fun and adventure into reading • S tar Wars meets Sherlock Holmes! This series has everything to hook in young readers: action, humour and great characters FEBRUARY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 176PP | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

ark’s previous series, Spy Toys, has been optioned for TV by •M Dreamworks

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Bad Mermaids Sibéal Pounder Jason Cockcroft 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! The first in the bestselling series from Sibéal Pounder.

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Witch Wars Sibéal Pounder Laura Ellen Anderson Join Tiga on her quest to win Witch Wars and become Top Witch of Ritzy City. The first in a hilarious illustrated series, it’s filled with silly spells, delectable dresses, ridiculous riddles and a serious shoe problem. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016. PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 288PP | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CZECH, FRANCE, IRAN, ITALY, POLAND, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, LATIN AMERICA (SPANISH), THE NETHERLANDS, SPAIN (SPANISH AND CATALAN), SERBIA, TURKEY

Tinsel Sibéal Pounder How did the world come to believe Father Christmas is a man? Well, it’s all just a big misunderstanding! This tale of friendship, frozen fairies and two formidable girls is a Wicked-style recasting of every Santa story you’ve ever read. Twelve-year-old Blanche Claus has always dreamed of giving a Christmas present to every girl and boy in the world. Now, with help from new-found friends Rinki and Santa, she’s going to try to make her dreams come true. OCTOBER 2020 HARDBACK | £9.99 | 320PP | 9+ RIGHTS SOLD: ITALY

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The Smidgens David O’Connell The first book in a funny, magical adventure series for 7+ readers who love Terry Pratchett and The Borrowers. Gafferty Sprout is a Smidgen. That’s something like a human if you shrunk it in the washing machine on a very hot spin cycle. Generations ago there were lots of them, living in a maze of tunnels beneath the human village of Dundoodle. But then something happened and they just … disappeared. Now Gafferty and her family are the only ones left, and the tunnels are forbidden territory. And then Gafferty finds an old map that shows a place deep within the maze where Smidgen tribes once went to meet. Smidgen tribes! Gafferty knows that she has to try to find them. But the tunnels are dangerous. Soon Gafferty discovers she’s not the only one looking for the lost tribes, and that three inches of Smidgen hold more power than she ever imagined. • I llustrated throughout by the wild imagination of Teemu Juhani APRIL 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 192PP | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

avid’s first novel, The Chocolate Factory Ghost, was chosen for •D the Tom Fletcher Book Club 2018 and has been translated into seven languages ovingly explores the difficulty of growing up in isolation and •M the longing for friends of your own age – you’ll be cheering Gafferty all the way as she searches for any trace of the lost Smidgen tribes

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Super Cats v Dr Specs Gwyneth Rees Becka Moor Cats with superpowers! This charming series from bestselling author Gwyneth Rees is every young animal lover’s dream come true. • B estselling author Gwyneth Rees returns to her heartland of young fiction with a SUPER adventurous and fantastically commercial new series that will delight all animal fans • P erfect for fans of Holly Webb, Alex T. Smith and those who want their animal stories to have a bit more action! • S tylish black-and-white line illustrations from the brilliant Becka Moor that really bring this secret world of cats to life wyneth has lifetime BookScan sales of over 3 million! Her •G bestselling books include the Fairy Dust series and The Mum Hunt, which won the Red House Award • B ecka Moor is a children’s book illustrator and storyteller who has worked on a variety of fiction and picture books, including The Royal Babysitters (Bloomsbury)

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Untitled Iszi Lawrence A gripping WWII adventure from writer, comedian and cohost of BBC Radio 4’s Making History Iszi Lawrence, author of The Unstoppable Letty Pegg. When Bill sees a plane dive head-first into a field, she’s left wondering if the pilot even survived. Determined to find out more, Bill finds a way into the ATA – the Air Transport Auxiliary – an organisation of men and women tasked with transporting planes from the factories where they are built to the airfields where they are needed. Bill is keen to help, but piloting fighter planes could turn out to be more than she bargained for … • A n exciting tale with a brave female protagonist, set on the home front in WWII • A brilliantly researched historical drama featuring a range of diverse real-life characters from the Air Transport Auxiliary, a group of male and female pilots who transported planes from factories to the airfields where they were needed SEPTEMBER 2021 BLOOMSBURY EDUCATION PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 256PP | 8+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: Peril at Lizard Lake Laura James Emily Fox Fabio is flying into a new mystery! The third book in the hilarious and stylish illustrated mystery trilogy from the author of The Adventures of Pug. BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 128 PP | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Pirate Pug Laura James Églantine Ceulemans Meet the dastardly, the black-hearted, the really rather peckish ... Pirate Pug! The fourth book in Laura James’s beloved series about a roly-poly pug and his best friend Lady Miranda. Perfect for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff.

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Kitty’s Magic Ella Moonheart A purr-fectly enchanting, sparkly eight-book series about Kitty, the girl who magically turns into a cat. Animal lovers will be delighted as Kitty returns for more adventures in books seven and eight.

BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP | 5+ RIGHTS SOLD: CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, RUSSIA, SLOVAKIA, TURKEY

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Lottie Lipton Adventures Dan Metcalf Rachelle Panagarry 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?

BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 76-96PP | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND, FRANCE, JAPAN, NORWAY, POLAND, SWEDEN, TURKEY, USA

Revver the Speedway Squirrel Sherri Duskey Rinker Alex Willan From the author of the best-selling Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site picture books comes an action-packed illustrated middle grade series about a young squirrel who longs to make history on the racetrack.

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Fierce, Fearless and Free Lari Don Eilidh Muldoon A brilliant, inclusive collection of myths and legends from around the world featuring amazing women and girls. Once upon a time, there was a handsome prince who – no, that’s not right! From Nana Miriam who beat a giant hippo using politeness and magic, to Kate Crackernuts who tried to save her stepsister from her mother’s curse, these are stories of girls doing it for themselves. BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 160PP | 9+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Alfie Miller, Lightning Catcher Clare Weze An unforgettable adventure story for fans of Skellig and Stranger Things by a debut BAME author. Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. There’s nothing to do in the countryside. He and his sister are the only kids in the whole village who aren’t white. But the most interesting one is that the weather is BONKERS. One frost-covered branch on one tree in the middle of June? Only in Folding Ford. Armed with his bike, a notepad and his new best mate Sam, Alfie is going to investigate. And what he finds is some kind of … creature. It’s fast, fizzing and sparking with electricity and very, very much alive. Alfie is enchanted. But the creature brings trouble of its own, and as barometers and tempers go haywire in Folding Ford, Alfie finds himself at the centre of a perfect storm. MAY 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 320PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• S kellig meets Stranger Things in this debut adventure story for 9+ readers with a funny, naughty protagonist and an incredible extraterrestrial creature you’ll never forget • L ike Alfie, Clare Weze is mixed-race and she writes with great insight about the experience of growing up as the only kid in town who isn’t white ixes science with the strange … Perfect for fans of Ross •M Welford’s Time Travelling With a Hamster or Christopher Edge’s The Jamie Drake Equation

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Cardboard Cowboys Brian Conaghan A funny, life-affirming, unforgettable comic drama, perfect for fans of Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Lisa Thompson. Nobody at school can see past Lenny’s size to the person within. So when lessons gets too tough, he goes to his bench to think. At least there no one can see him. One day, midway through throwing a can into the river, he’s stopped by Bruce. Bruce lives in a cardboard home hidden away by the banks, and he doesn’t approve of people messing up his front lawn … But a bumpy start soon gives way to an unexpected friendship – and an epic road trip – that will change both of them for life. • B rian Conaghan’s first middle grade title is a brilliant odd-couple adventure full of heart, humour and crackling dialogue eals with important hot-button topics in a thoughtful, funny •D and accessible way – including homelessness, self-image and bullying • B rian Conaghan is a multi-award-winning author who was born and raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives in Dublin. He has won the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Irish Book Awards Teen/Young Adult Book of the Year, the UKLA Award and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal

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The Way To Impossible Island Sophie Kirtley A brand-new timeslip adventure about wolves, bravery, cave paintings and daring to be different, from the author of The Wild Way Home. Born with a serious heart condition, Dara has always just wanted to feel normal. Normal enough to row out and sleep the night on the island across the bay, like every other kid in town does when they turn twelve. And then he finds a girl hiding in the boat shed. She’s not normal either. Not when she wears animal skins. Not when she has a real live pet wolf. Could Mothgirl really be from the Stone Age? As Dara tries to help Mothgirl and her wolf get back to their own time, he begins to realise that when you stop worrying about ‘normal’, almost anything is possible.

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• S ophie Kirtley’s debut novel, The Wild Way Home, was Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month in July 2020. This is a companion story, but can be read independently • P erfect for fans of Stig of the Dump and Lisa Thompson • T his book offers a life-affirming look at difference as Dara learns to look at his disability with fresh eyes and Mothgirl challenges her family to break from tradition ilary McKay said of The Wild Way Home: ‘So good I read it •H twice.’

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Ways to Grow Love Renée Watson Newbery Honor winning and New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson continues her charming young middle grade series starring Ryan Hart and her lovable family. In this book, Ryan finds herself wishing for lots of things – like for her new sister to be born healthy, for her new recipes to turn out right, for that camping trip to go better than she fears. And of course Ryan is facing these new challenges and new experiences in her classic style – with a bright outlook and plenty of spirit! • F ollowing Ways to Make Sunshine, which earned four starred reviews, this new title is another modern reimagining of the classic Ramona Quimby books starring a Black girl and her family • T his contemporary, heart-warming, and bright-eyed characterdriven series is perfect for the younger middle grade readers • R enée’s Piecing Me Together won the Newbery Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award, and received four starred reviews with glowing praise from Jacqueline Woodson, Jason Reynolds, John Green, and Meg Medina

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The Other Side of Luck Ginger Johnson Perfect for fans of Adam Gidwitz’s The Inquisitor’s Tale, this lyrical middle-grade fantasy follows two children from opposite circumstances as their fates cross and change both their lives forever. As the daughter of the Magister, Una is destined to remain in the palace until she is to marry. In exchange for Una’s obedience, her father agrees to reward whoever in the kingdom can capture the rare Silva Flower and deliver it to the princess. But Una, desperate to control her own fate, embarks on a journey to find the flower herself. Julien is the son of a botanical collector, but when his ill father is arrested by debt collectors, Julien’s only hope to save him is to win the Magister’s reward – to find the Silva Flower.

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As Una and Julien search, their destinies intertwine, leading them to discover a stronger sense of belonging in friendship than any memory or reward could bring. • A beautifully written tale for fans of Shannon Hale and Catherynne Valente: Ginger’s signature rich and atmospheric writing brings to life a story filled with humor, charm, and characters readers will want to root for • A Shakespearean premise sets two characters on a fated, crisscrossing path: Princess Una and young gatherer Julien have opposite upbringings and distinct talents, both hoping to control their own fates and find a better future • S potlighting a strong young female character: Una is a deeply emotional princess who is not afraid to fight for her right to explore the world. Readers will love her tenacity and spirit

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The Firebird Song Arnée Flores In an era of darkness and fear, can hope conquer all? A beautifully written, adventurous and heartwarming middle grade fantasy debut is perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi’s Furthermore and Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy. The Kingdom of Lyrica was once warm and thriving, kept safe by the Firebird. But the Firebird disappeared, last seen the night the Queen was killed by an evil Spectress who now terrorizes Lyrica from inside a volcano. Almost twelve-year-old Prewitt has only known life without the Firebird – full of fear and hopelessness. But Prewitt has heard whispers that the princess survived the night of the Spectress’s attack and he is certain that if he can find her, together they can find the Firebird and save Lyrica. • C lassic-feeling middle grade fantasy series debut: A perfect blend of fantasy adventure and heart, with light, bright storytelling that feels super accessible and commercial and will leave readers eager for the sequel • I nviting themes and memorable main characters: Young boy Prewitt and Princess Calliope’s fates cross as they join forces, with Prewitt setting out to change his world for the better, and Calliope discovering who she truly is

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• F ascinating magical world brought to life by a debut author to watch: Arnée has combined traditional folklore with original storytelling to create a diverse new world with fantastic layers of danger and magic • C elebrating hope and resilience with powerful and timely themes: Showcases the power and importance of hope to banish evil from the world, and examines how young girls are perceived and heard, a commentary that will resonate with modern readers

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Birdie̓ s Billions Edith Cohn A girl finds half a million dollars and wonders if it is hers to keep in this charming middle grade mystery that asks big ethical questions. For as long as Birdie can remember, it's always been just her and her mom, which means there's not lots of extra money around to spend on things like field trip fees and new school clothing. Still, they always find a way to make ends meet. Then Birdie makes one silly mistake that has a big consequence: Mom loses her job. Suddenly things are more dire than ever, and Birdie knows it is up to her to fix it. When Birdie discovers a huge stash of cash in an abandoned house, she doesn't think twice about where that cash came from; she just knows it must be the answer to all of their problems. But the people who left that money behind aren't willing to give it up so easily. Does finders keepers count when it’s half a million dollars? • L ight adventure and mystery components NOVEMBER 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $12.99 | 178PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

arm and accessible writing: The small-town charm of this •W writing brings to mind authors like Kate DiCamillo and Barbara O’Connor • E thical quandaries: Like the very successful HOW TO STEAL A DOG, our main character here knows the right thing to do, but she wishes she didn’t have to do it. This offers lots of jumping off points for gatekeeper conversations

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Something I Said Ben Bailey Smith A blazingly funny, sharp and big-hearted story from comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith – a hilarious look at family, friendship and how far we’ll go to get a laugh. For fourteen-year-old Carmichael Taylor, life is one big joke – in a good way. He just can’t understand why no one else seems to find everything as funny as he does. When Car accidentally delivers a piece of HILARIOUS standup at the school talent show, targeting his family and his school, it goes VIRAL. Car becomes the youngest stand-up in history ... but the bigger he gets, the more isolated he feels. Perhaps it’s time to make things right. Perhaps it’s time to laugh with love. • A hilarious, warm-hearted, diverse story about family, friendship and the laughter that brings us together – perfect for fans of David Baddiel • C ar is a standout character with a hugely funny, immediate voice: a mixed-race, hugely aspirational figure • B en Bailey Smith began his career as rapper and comedian Doc Brown, but has also worked in TV and film, stand-up, screenwriting and children’s books. He has appeared in Law and Order, The Inbetweeners and Hunted, and taken part in comedies such as Miranda and Live at the Apollo

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• B en is a patron of the Children’s Society and has been active in highlighting the issues faced by children today • T his is the first of three standalone titles by Ben and will be supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign

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The Raven Heir Stephanie Burgis An epic new middle grade fantasy adventure from a muchloved author, perfect for fans of Abi Elphinstone and Piers Torday. Cordelia is one of three triplets who have lived in a castle all their lives. The only time Cordelia feels truly free is when she’s flying above the walls as a bird or dragonfly. Until one day the outside world bursts in. Two rival dukes have come for the triplets – because one of the triplets is heir to the throne. But when their mother refuses to tell anyone which child is the eldest, she is taken prisoner, and Cordelia and her siblings finds themselves on the run in a dangerous land. As they set out across Corvenne to save their mother, Cordelia begins to see that there is a deep magic at work. Magic that could tear her family apart – or, just maybe, end a war that has raged for generations. • T his is an unbelievably epic middle grade fantasy adventure for readers of Diana Wynne Jones AUGUST 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 320PP | 9+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• Y oung readers will be enchanted by this awe-inspiring, magical adventure story as we follow Cordelia and her siblings on a perilous journey through dark forests, narrowly escaping danger at every turn, in a bid to discover who, of the three of them, is destined to save their family and their lands and most importantly to find out which of them will become the next Raven Heir • I ncredible shape-shifting magic and unforgettable characters will have readers hooked from the first page, this is a must-read and an instant classic • T he Raven Heir has huge emotional heart, with impactful and timely pro-environment and anti-war messages • F rom the phenomenally talented Stephanie Burgis, acclaimed author of the sparkling and spellbinding middle grade novels The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, The Girl with the Dragon Heart and The Princess Who Flew with Dragons

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The Valley of Lost Secrets Lesley Parr From an outstanding new talent, this historical mystery about brotherhood and bravery will captivate readers. When Jimmy is evacuated to Wales with his little brother, Ronnie, he thinks his biggest problem will be dealing with the boredom of the countryside. But when he discovers a human skull hidden in the base of a tree, he starts to wonder if Wales is more dangerous than war-torn London! Where has this skull come from? Before Jimmy knows it, he is pulled into a mystery from many years before. A mystery that has been haunting the village. In a time of turmoil, can Jimmy find a way to bring people together again? istorical middle grade fiction is booming! This is perfect for fans of Emma Carroll, •H Hilary McKay and Michael Morpurgo • A rich mystery that will keep readers hooked until the very last page. Boys and girls alike will love this adventure • L esley writes the most authentic, flawed, yet relatable characters. This is the kind of fiction that is timeless, with relationships and characters who speak to every reader

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• L esley is a secondary-school teacher from a Welsh working-class background, and she is passionate about seeing more working-class voices in fiction for children. This has been written from the heart • T he Second World War continues to be a strong topic. This will sit alongside classics like Goodnight Mister Tom

The Werewolves Who Weren’t T.C. Shelley The second book in a brilliantly rich and strange fantasy series that will make us all believe in monsters! • T he magical follow-up to The Monster Who Wasn’t • T he final book in the trilogy publishes in 2021 • P erfect for fans of The House with Chicken Legs and The Spiderwick Chronicles

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orgeous writing that takes traditional folklore and •G turns it on its head in modern and witty ways • T .C. Shelley has been teaching English for over twenty years. She lives in Perth, Western Australia. The Monster Who Wasn’t was her first novel

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The Storm Keepers̓ Battle Catherine Doyle The highly anticipated epic finale to the bestselling Storm Keeper trilogy is everything fans could have dreamed of … • F or fans of The Dark is Rising and Percy Jackson, the Storm Keeper books are already becoming a classic fantasy series with rave critical reviews across international press, including the New York Times • T he Storm Keeper’s Island was the winner of the Books Are My Bag Reader’s Award and the IBW Children’s Book Award • R ights licensed in 20 languages worldwide • T he finale of the Storm Keeper trilogy is packed with imagination and adventure, ending with the most epic of battles that will leave you breathless, and with a tear in the eye ‘Magical in every way’ – EOIN COLFER MARCH 2021 BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 320PP RIGHTS SOLD: THE NETHERLANDS OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL, CHINA (COMPLEX AND SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, ITALY, JAPAN, LITHUANIA, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SERBIA, SPAIN, TURKEY

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I Lost My Granny in the Supermarket Jo Simmons Nathan Reed Perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Solomons, this is a new hilarious adventure from the creative team behind the bestselling I Swapped My Brother on the Internet. Eleven-year-old Harry is desperate for a dog. His mum has said if he can earn 500 puppy points he can get one. And today she has offered him 50 points if he takes Granny to an award show. It should be easy, it should be a piece of cake. But Granny has her own agenda in mind and after stopping at the supermarket for some toffees (the sweet she is BANNED from having) things go VERY WRONG! Will Harry get her to the awards? Will he ever get a puppy? Read and find out. • J o has a unique talent for honing in on what kids want to read, her books have universal appeal and are packed with fun! JULY 2021 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 304PP | 7+ OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), DENMARK, GERMANY, LITHUANIA, THE NETHERLANDS, POLAND

• T his fifth laugh-out-loud stand-alone from Jo follows swiftly on from I Swapped My Brother on the Internet, The Dodo Made Me Do It, My Parents Cancelled My Birthday and I Stole My Genius Sister’s Brain • F eaturing hilarious black-and-white illustrations throughout by Nathan Reed, this is a brilliantly fun, accessible and commercial package • I Swapped My Brother on the Internet was selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club and the Summer Reading Challenge, and has been a huge hit on the regional book award circuit – Jo’s books have huge child appeal!

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Kid Normal and the Final Five Greg James and Chris Smith Erica Salcedo The epic conclusion to the award-winning, bestselling, super-charged Kid Normal series. Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes used to save the day in secret. But suddenly everyone knows who they are. Oily villain Nicholas Knox has told the public that superheroes are dangerous. He wants to lock them all up and take over the world! *Cue evil cackling* Murph must expose Knox’s evil plan, or THE WORLD OF HEROES IS DOOMED! uge international success, with rights sold in 24 territories to date •H BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 432PP RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, SPAIN (SPANISH AND CATALAN), UKRAINE OPTION PUBLISHERS: ALBANIA, AZERBAIJAN, BRAZIL, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, FRANCE, GEORGIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ISRAEL, ITALY, KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS, POLAND, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SERBIA, TURKEY

• B ook 1 was the fastest-selling debut children’s fiction title of 2017 and Books 1, 2 and 3 have sold over 200,000 copies through Nielsen • C harmingly illustrated throughout by Erica Salcedo • C hris Smith is an award-winning author and broadcaster and Greg James is also an awardwinning author and broadcaster, best known for hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show

The Fallen Hero: A Dragon Warrior Novel Katie Zhao Inspired by Chinese mythology, this high-action middle-grade fantasy series continues as heroine Faryn Liu embarks on a quest to save her brother and defeat the demons—for fans of the Aru Shah and Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books. • T he action-packed second book in a richly imagined contemporary middle grade fantasy series inspired by Chinese mythology, set in modern Chinatowns and grounded with a relatable, kick-butt female protagonist OCTOBER 2020 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $16.99 | 336PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T his story picks up where The Dragon Warrior ’s cliffhanger left off, allowing new readers to dive straight into this expansive world • P erfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Sayantani DasGupta • T he author has a personal connection to the story. She was inspired by her desire to see more Chinese characters featured in books, as well as her own experience feeling like a misfit even in a community where she was expected to ‘belong’

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These Unlucky Stars Gillian McDunn From the author of Caterpillar Summer comes a new, sweet, and heartfelt story of a girl’s unexpected friendship that changes her forever. • T his novel has all the elements that make for a heartwarming, contemporary middlegrade—a relatable narrator to root for, a strong and vibrant voice, and a lot of bookseller and librarian buzz, perfect for readers of Sharon Creech or Lynda Mullaly Hunt • A nnie’s intergenerational friendship with Gloria is incredibly touching and was inspired by author Gillian McDunn’s own childhood experience ith Annie’s struggle to make friends •W and emotionally connect with people, this novel tackles relatable kid issues, and offers a fresh voice in the middle grade space

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The Space Between Lost and Found Sandy Stark-McGinnis From the acclaimed author of Extraordinary Birds, a powerful story about a young girl balancing the past and present as her mom begins to lose her memory from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, in a beautiful exploration of love, identity, and endless possibility. • A nother touching and layered middle grade story from the author of Extraordinary Birds, which garnered three starred reviews • A uthor Sandy Stark-McGinnis, also an elementary school teacher, excels at exploring tough topics through an accessible lens for young readers • P erfect for fans of middle grade books like The Thing About Jellyfish, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, Fish in a Tree, and The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • I ncludes a S.T.E.A.M. component, with Cassie learning to understand her difficult home life through both art and math

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This Poison Heart Kalynn Bayron Kalynn Bayron puts an Own Voices spin on The Secret Garden in a rich YA contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power. Briseis has a gift. She can grow plants from the tiniest seeds into the richest blooms, but her ability is most applicable to the poisonous varieties of plants that most people know little about. When Bri’s birth aunt passes away and wills her a small, dilapidated estate, Bri and her parents leave Brooklyn for what they think will be a quaint existence. What they don't know is that the home comes with a fully stocked apothecary and a walled garden that contains the deadliest botanicals known to humankind and can only be safely entered into by those who share her bloodline. As strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs that Bri has a surprising knack for creating, she begins to understand that her personal history is deeply rooted in the garden – and that proves dangerous when a powerful witch comes after Bri for the immortality elixir she needs to survive. Bri must find a way to protect herself and her family from centuries old secrets that threaten their lives at every turn.

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• K alynn follows her debut with a captivating and unique contemporary fantasy that blends elements of The Secret Garden and Greek mythology to create a truly fresh and enticing read that keeps readers guessing • K alynn once again is featuring Black and queer characters in a rich plot about deadly plants, long-held family secrets, systemic oppression, and the occult, perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Dhonielle Clayton, and Justina Ireland • C inderella Is Dead was an Indie Bestseller, received a glowing blurb from Brigid Kemmerer, and has garnered an incredible amount of buzz as readers are yearning for more intersectional stories in YA

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Defy the Night Brigid Kemmerer From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a brand-new blockbuster fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption—and the girl who will risk everything to bring the system crashing down. The land of Kandala is recovering from a plague that wiped out much of its population. The only cure for the disease is made from the nectar of a rare flower, which only the people in the upper echelons of society can afford. Tessa is one of the many in the lower class. Her parents were killed by the regime for distributing medicine on the black market, she continues their legacy by stealing food and medicine from the wealthy to distribute to those in need. But she doesn’t do it alone—her best friend, the suave and mysterious Weston Lark, is the perfect partner, and Tessa finds herself wishing that they could be more than friends.

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Lately, rumors that the cure no longer works have been spreading, sowing chaos throughout the kingdom—and Tessa has had enough. She hatches a dangerous plan to infiltrate the castle and break down the class barriers for good . . . by assassinating the king. • F rom the author of the global bestselling Cursebreaker series comes another unputdownable novel full of danger, mystery, and romance—perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black arrated in dual point-of-view, this story is full of plot twists and •N romantic intrigue that will keep readers on their toes

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• T his fantasy world has incredibly timely themes, mirroring the socioeconomic inequality in our own world that’s been cast into sharp relief amid the global pandemic • B rigid’s Cursebreaker series has garnered praise from bestselling authors Jodi Picoult, Stephanie Garber, Sara Holland, Wendy Higgins, and Jodi Meadows, and both books in the series have received many enthusiastic reads from booksellers, Indie Next List picks, starred reviews, and an incredible amount of support from fans in the fifteen (and counting!) territories around the world it has been sold into

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A Vow So Bold and Deadly Brigid Kemmerer Brigid Kemmerer’s New York Times bestselling Cursebreaker series continues with two kingdoms on the brink of collapse, old enemies resurfacing, and friends becoming foes. • T he third book in a blockbuster, bestselling global fantasy series, following A Curse So Dark and Lonely and A Heart So Fierce and Broken ith praise from bestselling authors Jodi Picoult, Stephanie Garber, Sara Holland, •W Wendy Higgins, and Jodi Meadows, many enthusiastic reads from booksellers, a #2 Indie Next selection, and four starred reviews, an incredible amount of buzz has been building for this series e’re continuing to grow Brigid’s audience in big ways, co-publishing all of her books •W in the US, UK, and Australia, and we’ve sold this series into fifteen territories (and counting!) worldwide • T his book is narrated by all four characters – Rhen, Harper, Grey, and Lia Mara – to create an un-putdownable and heart-warming read

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Call It What You Want Brigid Kemmerer Rob lost everything when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town—his friends, his status at school, even his family. Although his father’s suicide attempt failed, his real father is gone. Maegan was the typical overachiever, until the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping up the appearance of the “perfect” family might be too much for her to handle. When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship ... A new heart-wrenching contemporary romance by the New York Times bestselling author of the Cursebreaker series •

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• T his compulsively readable YA will appeal to readers of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon

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Medusa Jessie Burton Olivia Lomenech Gill A dazzling feminist reworking of a Greek myth from the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse. This lyrical, inspirational story is a modern classic that brings alive the story of Medusa for a new generation. Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love, betrayal ... and destiny itself. • J essie Burton is the author of three internationally bestselling novels for adults, The Miniaturist, The Muse and The Confession, which have been translated into 38 languages and sold over a million copies worldwide

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er first book for children, The Restless Girls, a magical feminist •H retelling of the fairytale ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’, was published by Bloomsbury to widespread acclaim in 2018 • I nspired by the myth of Medusa, this new book is a lyrical, fierce feminist retelling that will resonate with 21st-century readers • P acked with glorious, deeply atmospheric illustrations by Kate Greenaway-shortlisted artist Olivia Lomenech Gill • A classic story refreshingly retold from the perspective of Medusa, who comes across as a relatable, empathetic young woman who has been cast out from society • T hemes of the mistreatment of young women, victim-blaming, social exclusion and loneliness continue to be much-discussed media topics, highlighting the timelessness and relevance of the Medusa myth

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Blood to Poison Mary Watson A thrilling contemporary fantasy steeped in South African culture, this pulse-pounding epic tells the story of one girl and her fight for the right to be angry. Seventeen-year-old Savannah doesn’t want to believe the story of her family curse: a curse of anger that turns blood to poison. But when the curse comes for her, Savannah must confront the shadowy magical underworld of Cape Town and fight to channel the power in her own blood. • A n epic story of feminism and magic, perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and The Hazel Wood • T his powerful Own Voices fantasy delves into Mary Watson’s roots in South Africa, where she grew up surrounded by tales of dark magic and her own family curse • A gripping tale that explores how anger can be not a curse but a gift when harnessed to fight injustice • A uthor of the acclaimed The Wren Hunt and The Wickerlight, Mary Watson was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2006 and was included on the Hay Festival’s 2014 Africa39 list of influential writers from Sub-Saharan Africa

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Spin Me Right Round David Valdes A sharp and funny YA novel that’s a fresh twist on Back to the Future as an out-and-proud Latinx teen travels back to his parents’ era to save a closeted student from a tragic end. All Luis wants is to go to prom with his boyfriend, something his “progressive” school still doesn’t allow. Even in 2021. Not after what happened with Chaz Wilson. But that was ages ago, when Luis’ parents were in high school; it would never happen today. He makes it his mission to stand up for his queer classmates. But when a hit on the head knocks him back in time to 1985 and he meets the doomed young Chaz himself, Luis comes up with a new plan – he’s going to give this guy his first real kiss. But it turns out a conservative school in the 80s isn’t the safest place to be a gay kid. Luis is in over his head, trying not to make things worse … and hoping he makes it back to present day at all. Photo credit: Brian Mengini NOVEMBER 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $17.99 | TKPP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A n intersectional own-voices YA novel that explores hot-button themes within a high-concept premise, starring a gay Latinx main character and featuring a time-travel twist and a smart exploration of contemporary issues • A new spin on the LGBTQ narrative: By exploring two eras, the story encourages even the “wokest” of teen readers to reconsider assumptions about previous generations that paved the way for their privileges and freedoms, through a likeable, larger-than-life voice avid, a writer, playwright, and drama professor, has produced •D a dozen plays and is a go-to voice for opinion pieces, including a recent essay in the New York Times’ Modern Love column

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Violet Ghosts Leah Thomas From acclaimed author Leah Thomas comes an ethereal, thought-provoking YA tale for the #MeToo era about a teen who creates a community for female ghosts still haunted by their killers in the afterlife. Dani and Sarah share a common trauma – for Dani, it’s his abusive father, who he and his mother have only just escaped. For Sarah, the ghost beneath Dani’s bed, it’s the man who murdered her in 1978 and was never brought to justice. Dani finds strength in his friendship with Sarah, but Sarah deeply distrusts boys and Dani fears that if he tells Sarah he’s trans, he might lose her forever. When Sarah and Dani meet another ghost, Patricia, they realize it’s not only good spirits still wandering among the living, but dark, vicious ghosts still stalk their victims, even in the afterlife. Endeavoring to bring peace and safety to all women, they create a ghostwomen’s shelter, a place where they can support and protect one another, together. But as Dani starts to find his place in the living world, he will need to let go of his ghosts … which might prove more difficult than he ever expected. ith true-crime and ghost story elements, this inclusive, •W thought-provoking story will appeal to many readers, especially fans of stories like the perennially popular The Lovely Bones

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• T his novel has the heart of a classic ghost story but with a very modern, compelling #MeToo spin where women are haunted by the ghosts of their attackers, even after they both have died • L eah Thomas is a talented author with impressive literary acclaim. Her 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. She consistently earns stars—two for Nowhere Near You and three for When Light Left Us. Her latest, Wild and Crooked is a new direction for Leah in a more commercial space, earning a starred review and glowing blurb from Shannon M. Parker

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Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat Edited by Cassandra Newbould This commercial, intersectional feminist YA anthology celebrates body diversity and acceptance through short stories from an exciting panel of authors across a thrilling span of genres. • B ody positivity and fat acceptance is an ever-present and extremely important topic. This anthology brings an intersectional and diverse array of authors and influencers together in a collection of commercial fiction that dismantles fat stereotypes ith short stories in a variety of genres, readers will be able to •W see themselves represented—and in a positive light—as the heroes

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• T his intersectional and feminist anthology features contributors from a wide variety of backgrounds, allowing for multiple perspectives, in stories that are primarily female-forward, but also include male and nonbinary perspectives CONTRIBUTORS: Nafiza Azad, Chris Baron, Sheena Boekweg, Linda Camacho, Kelly DeVos, Alex Gino, Claire Kann, amanda lovelace, Hillary Monahan, Cassandra Newbould, Francina Simone, Rebecca Sky, Monique Gray Smith, Renee Watson, Catherine Adel West, Jennifer Yen

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Don̓ t Hate the Player Alexis Nedd From an exciting new voice comes a heartfelt and hilarious YA romance set in the world of competitive video gaming. Emilia is living a double life. By day, she’s a field hockey star with a popular boyfriend and a mother obsessed with her academic future. But by night, she’s kicking virtual ass as the only female member of a highly competitive eSports team. Emilia has mastered the art of keeping her two worlds thriving, but when a major eSports tournament comes to her city, Emilia is determined to prove herself to her team and the male-dominated gaming community. Jake has had a crush on Emilia since they were ten years old, where they met while playing their favorite video game at the local mall arcade. When Jake’s underdog eSports team makes the tournament, it feels like the fates have aligned to bring them together – if they can battle the pressures from their teams and their non-gaming worlds threatening to pull them apart. ebut author Alexis Nedd has crafted a YA combo-punch of •D charming romance and virtual adventure that will win the hearts of gamers and non-gamers alike • T his novel paints an accurate picture of what it’s like to be a female gamer (and one of color) in a community that’s still extremely male-dominated—and where women are frequently targeted and harassed

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• e Sports is growing at a phenomenal rate, with tournaments around the world drawing crowds of tens of thousands. Not only will this story appeal to that audience, but its universal themes and accessible storytelling will draw in non-gamers as well ebut author Alexis Nedd is a Senior Entertainment Reporter at •D Mashable.com and has over 22,000 followers on Twitter. Her writing is witty and hugely heartfelt, and readers will be swept away by this funny, endearing romance

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When We Were Strangers Alex Richards Sixteen-year-old Evie Parker is devastated in the wake of her father’s death. But she knows something her mother doesn’t—that the day of his heart attack, he was about to move in with his twenty-two-year-old mistress. But Evie unpacked his bags before her mom could see them. • F rom the author of Accidental comes an addicting and compelling new story about betrayal, complicated family secrets, and power dynamics, asking readers how far they’d be willing to go to unravel the truth • T his compelling, commercial YA has a lively and engaging voice that will appeal to readers of weighty emotional stories from authors like Nina LaCour and Gayle Forman JULY 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $17.99 | 304PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T his novel explores complicated family and power dynamics that impact women of all ages, with a timely and important message of learning to understand another’s perspective

We Are Bound by Stars Kesia Lupo The next adventure in Kesia Lupo’s stunning and original YA fantasy world. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor. On a mysterious island where a god of secrets and hidden truths is worshipped, masked assassins are trained to do his bidding – or so they believe. Beatrice is one of three mask-makers. Livio is a descendent of the most powerful family on the island. They don’t realise their fates are bound together. They are puppets in someone else’s game. It is up to them to stop a masked assassin with a deadly agenda. BLOOMSBURY UK PAPERBACK | 384PP | £7.99 RIGHTS SOLD: TURKEY OPTION PUBLISHERS: RUSSIA

e Are Blood and Thunder was the YA fantasy debut of 2019. Now return to Kesia •W Lupo’s rich fantasy world for another thrilling, stirring and completely original adventure • P erfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Alwyn Hamilton • A nother thrilling, plot-driven adventure, this is a tale of masks, politics, desire and deception that will have you gripped once again in Kesia Lupo’s rich fantasy world • B y day, Kesia works as an editor for Chicken House, by night and the early hours of the morning she escapes into her very own fantasy world and writes

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How We Fall Apart Katie Zhao In a YA thriller that is Crazy Rich Asians meets One of Us is Lying, students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead ... and they’re the prime suspects in her murder. • R eaders won’t be able to put down this twisty, suspenseful mystery told through the lesser-seen lens of a second generation Chinese-American scholarship student • T his thriller sits nicely alongside recent bestsellers like One of Us Is Lying, and readers are seeking more stories in this genre • I n addition to the fresh perspective, the story taps into the soapy, scandalous storytelling from popular book-turned-TV series like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl is getting a diverse remake later this year! AUGUST 2021 BLOOMSBURY US HARDBACK | $17.99 | 304PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

The Gifted, the Talented and Me William Sutcliffe Whip-smart, warm and hilariously well-observed comedy from internationally bestselling author William Sutcliffe – this is Adrian Mole for a new Generation. Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Year 2019. • L augh-out-loud funny and instantly recognisable – not since The Inbetweeners has a coming-of-age story been so irreverent and relatable • A n exciting new commercial direction for Will’s YA writing, full of the warm, generous and pointed observations on key life experiences that made his adult novel Are You Experienced? an international bestseller •W illiam was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie medal in 2014 for The Wall and for the YA Book Prize in 2016 for Concentr8

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Hard Wired Len Vlahos From acclaimed Morris finalist Len Vlahos comes a grounded sci-fi story about a boy who’s more than human, perfect for fans of Westworld and LIFEL1K3.

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Take Me With You Tara Altebrando Eden, Eli, Marwan, and Allegra barely know each other beyond having a class or two at their Queens high school. But when they are all summoned via a messaging app to an empty classroom after school, they find a small cube with screens sitting on a desk. It lights up with rules for them: Do not tell anyone about the device. Never leave the device unattended. Take me with you. Or else.

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Girl from Nowhere Tiffany Rosenhan Red Sparrow meets One of Us Is Lying in this action-packed, romance-filled YA debut about a girl trying to outrun her past and live a “normal” life.

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Your Life Has Been Delayed Michelle I. Mason A high-concept debut YA novel about a girl who gets on a plane and lands 25 years later – The Leaving and “Manifest” meets the feel-good storytelling of Kasie West and Julie Buxbaum. • A high-concept premise, an unlikely romance, and important life questions combine in a compulsively readable and satisfying YA debut • R eaders will be intrigued by the ramifications of Jenny’s “life interrupted” in a narrative that offers twists and turns – but doesn’t get too dark • J enny sees today’s society from an outsider’s point of view, for an intriguing exploration of modern teen life, privacy, and today’s social media world • J enny explores an early, tentative romance with an unexpected crush. Perfect for YA readers looking for a layered and compelling read without older relationship content

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Every Single Lie Rachel Vincent In this gripping YA novel about social media bullying and half-truths, one girl’s discovery of a dead baby in her high school locker room rocks an entire community. Nobody in Beckett’s life seems to be telling the whole story. Her boyfriend Jake keeps hiding texts and might be cheating on her. Her father lied about losing his job before his shocking death. And everyone in school seems to be whispering about her and her family behind her back. But none of that compares to the day Beckett finds the body of a newborn baby in a gym bag—Jake’s gym bag —on the floor of her high school locker room. As word leaks out, rumors that Beckett’s the mother take off like wildfire in a town all too ready to believe the worst of her. And as the police investigation unfolds, she discovers that everyone has a secret to hide and the truth could alter everything she thought she knew. • T his high-concept, page-turning thriller features a small town full of secrets and a mystery threatening to tear it apart—perfect for fans of true crime

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• I n addition to the ripped-from-the-headlines plot, the story explores threads like teen pregnancy, social media harassment, and grief • A uthor Rachel Vincent based this book on something that happened in her hometown in real life, and she has published both bestselling adult romance and YA in a range of genres • R eaders won’t be able to put down this book, and the jaw-dropping ending will leave them shocked BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN ’S BOOKS 2020 97 CRG_Frankfurt_2020.indd 97

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Kingdom of Ash Sarah J. Maas Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world ... • T he final book in the massively successful New York Times bestselling series by Sarah J. Maas ith the publication of Kingdom of Ash, Throne of Glass •W became a #1 New York Times bestselling series and stayed on the list for six weeks. The Court of Thorns and Roses series previously became a New York Times #1 bestselling series with the publication of A Court of Wings and Ruin, and again with A Court of Frost and Starlight • T IME magazine named Kingdom of Ash one of the best fantasy books of the year, calling it “A worthy finale to one of the best fantasy book series of the past decade.” • K ingdom of Ash was the Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Fiction for 2018, the fourth consecutive year Sarah won this honor

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• S arah J. Maas books have sold more than eleven million copies and have been translated into 36 languages

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A Court of Silver Flames Sarah J. Maas Sarah J. Maas’s sexy, richly imagined series moves to the adult market with the journey of Feyre’s fiery sister, Nesta. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly—proud, swift to anger and slow to forgive. And since the war—since being made High Fae against her will—she’s struggled to forget the horrors she endured and find a place for herself within the strange and deadly Night Court. The person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battlescarred, winged warrior who is there at Nesta’s every turn. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. And when they are forced to train in battle together, sparks become flame. As the threat of war casts its shadow over them once again, Nesta and Cassian must fight monsters from within and without if they are to stand a chance of halting the enemies of their court. But the ultimate risk will be searching for acceptance—and healing—in each other’s arms. • T his is a new book from global bestseller Sarah J. Maas, now publishing in the adult market er first book for adults, House of Earth and Blood, was a #1 •H New York Times bestseller • F ollowing the gorgeous adult repackages, this is the first frontlist book in the series with the updated look

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• T he Court of Thorns and Roses series has a huge, fast-growing fandom, and readers are clamoring for this story

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