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Bloomsbury Children’s Rights: Who’s Who Joanna Everard – Global Rights Director Nordic countries joanna.everard@bloomsbury.com Alice Grigg – Senior International Rights Manager France, Germany, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Greece alice.grigg@bloomsbury.com Allison Cole – International Rights Manager North America, Netherlands, Italy, Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey allison.cole@bloomsbury.com Nova Hekne – International Rights Executive Israel, Middle East, Poland Nova.Hekne@bloomsbury.com Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 5600 www.bloomsbury.com

ALL ARTWORK FOR TITLES NOT YET PUBLISHED IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Cover artwork is taken from On Christmas Eve, written by Katherine Rundell and illustrated by Emily Sutton


CONTENTS

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PRE-SCHOOL

11 ACTIVITY BOOKS

24 BLOOMSBURY APPS

25 PICTURE BOOKS

53 NON FICTION

70 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY UK

86 FICTION FROM BLOOMSBURY US

106 BLOOMSBURY SPARK

108 SHORT FICTION

118 HIGH-LOW FICTION


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

MARCH 2017 BOARDBOOK | £8.99 | 10PP | 260 X 254MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

MARCH 2017 BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 24PP | 180 X 180MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

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JANUARY 2018 BOARDBOOK | £5.99 10PP | 160 X 160MM | BOARD + FOIL | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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My Day: First Words Marilyn Janovitz An exquisite book of first words for children and parents to share • A child can use it throughout the day, with words and objects they might find – from when they wake up, until they go back to bed. Simple words like bed, plate, dog, cake, bus, book, teddy and many more are paired with beautiful illustrations • T his book is a truly interactive ‘point and say’ experience. • A ll words can be used over one day MARCH 2017 BOARDBOOK | £9.99 | 32PP | 250MM X 250MM | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

My Feelings Sarah Jennings An engaging boardbook edition with tabs to explore different emotions with your child • A re you feeling happy, sad, excited, worried, shy, scared, or grumpy? Do you know why? This book will introduce emotions and show children how to talk about, share, cope, and understand their feelings. Includes lovely illustrations that will make your child smile, frown, or jump for joy • T abbed pages separate each emotion and feeling for easy access BOARDBOOK | £7.99 14PP | 237 X 237MM | BOARD + TABS | 3+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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• B eautiful illustrations will make this learning experience fun! • A real discussion book, ideal for the car, the sofa, or bedtime


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My Friend Ted Sophy Henn Join Ted’s adventures – lift the flaps to find out what he is doing next! Toddlers will adore this chunky board book packed full of little adventures. From award-winning illustrator Sophy Henn • P erfect for fans of Chris Haughton and Rob Biddulph • L ift- the -flap and change the scene! • S turdy board books perfect for pre-schoolers • C elebrate the imagination • S tylish colours and design create must-have books with Sophy’s trademark look

OCTOBER 2017

OCTOBER 2017 BOARDBOOK | £5.99 12PP | 180 X 180MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

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AUGUST 2017 JANUARY 2018 BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 10PP | 180 X 180MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Surprise Mirror Books Eva Sassin, Sophie Hanton and Helen Poole Join the farmer as he visits all the animals on the farm, or Santa as he visits everyone in the North Pole. Fun and engaging board books with a mirror surprise on the final page • A surprise mirror on the last page for an interactive experience! MAY 2017

• P lay with the goats, meet the horses, pick the apples and feed the pigs in Farmer’s Busy Day  elp Santa get ready for Christmas, visit the toy workshop and ready the sledge in Santa’s •H Busy Day  uality mirror novelty makes this stand out in the pre-school market •Q

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

Baby Look and Feel Simon Abbott and Lesley Grainger Teach your baby their first words with these bright, fun-to-touch board books!  esigned with shaped edges •D • L ittle fingers will love exploring this playful and interactive book, packed with bright, textured pictures which babies will love to touch • A dd your own sound effects! • A vailable in a range of young children’s favourite topics, new topics are Pets and Beach

APRIL 2017 A L S O AVA I L A B L E BOARDBOOK | £4.99 | 10PP | 160 X 160MM BOARD + TOUCH AND FEEL | 0+ RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND: ANIMALS, THINGS THAT GO NORWAY: ANIMALS, THINGS THAT GO SWEDEN: ANIMALS, THINGS THAT GO WALES: FARM, HOME

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Lift and Look Simon Abbott and Helen Poole Take children on their first adventures as they start exploring different topics • L ift the flaps and discover stories on young children’s favourite topics, including Garden, School, Dinosaurs and Space • C hristmas is the next stunning addition to this series • B loomsbury’s Lift and Look board books are packed full of large cut-out flaps, especially designed for little hands • T hey also feature bright and beautiful illustrations and fun, engaging text which children will adore BOARDBOOK | £5.99 | 12PP | 180 X 180MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 0+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE A L S O AVA I L A B L E

Lift-the-flap Friends Peter Allen, Joelle Dreidemy, Sophie Hanton and Laila Hills Bloomsbury’s Lift-the-flap Friends board books are packed full of fun flaps and gorgeous illustrations which young children will love. Available in a range of fun topics, including Dinosaurs, Fairies, Princess and Pirates • A delightful new lift-the-flap series, perfect for teaching children their first words • B eautiful illustrations combined with short, simple and engaging text makes learning first words fun • C an you find the hidden treasure, prepare for a ball with the princess, and join the dinosaurs for dinner time? AVA I L A B L E

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FEBRUARY 2017 BOARDBOOK | £6.99 | 14PP | 200 X 200MM | BOARD + FLAPS | 2+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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I Can Use My Potty Sticker Reward Book A charming sticker reward book for all little children who are learning to use a potty for the first time. It also prepares children for small accidents and helps them figure out what to do next. • Ideal purchase for parents who are preparing to potty train their child • T he two main characters, Joe and Daisy, will appeal to both girls and boys • P acked with reward stickers for children to collect when they have had success using their potty, and even when trying to use it: there is no failure in this book! • B eautiful and bright illustrations throughout, including some that will make little children giggle FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 20PP +4PP STICKERS | 276 X 216MM | 2+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

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

My First Languages Activity and Sticker Books Fantastic new sticker books for young readers to learn everyday words in French and Spanish  ith amazing illustrations and everyday words, •W these books introduce children to their first foreign languages • P rovides hours of stickering fun while learning a language too – so every child can impress their friends! • A t the back of each book is a list of more difficult words, complete with phonetic guidance to help with pronunciation JULY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP+4PP STICKERS | 305 X 238MM | 3 + ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Princess Snowbelle Activity Books Step into the magical world of Princess Snowbelle with this stunning new activity book range. You can see what it is like to be a snow princess with Princess Snowbelle’s Activity and Sticker Book, create exciting scenes in Princess Snowbelle’s Castle Sticker Activity Book, discover the mysteries of the ice world with Princess Snowbelle’s Secret Journal, and bring Snowbelle’s world into multi-coloured life with Princess Snowbelle’s Colouring Book. • L ucy Fleming’s vibrant and quirky illustrations bring Snowbelle’s world into glittering life for the first time • S nowbelle and her friends are endearing characters that children will love to adventure with time and time again • E ach title in this beautiful new activity series has a variety of activity types, from colouring and drawing, to mazes and spot-the-difference

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• C omplete with bright stickers, so children can get creative and customise the pages

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

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

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

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 16PP + 8PP STICKERS | 276 X 216MM | 2+ RIGHTS SOLD: GREECE: MY COLOURS, MY CAR AND THINGS THAT GO, MY FARM ANIMALS, MY UNDER THE SEA, MY CHAPES, MY COUNTING KOREA: MY FIRST DINOSAUR, MY FIRST PETS, MY BABY ANIMALS, MY COLOURS, MY OPPOSITES, MY FARM ANIMALS, MY UNDER THE SEA, MY CAR AND THINGS THAT GO, MY ABC, MY SHAPES, MY COUNTING POLAND: MY FIRST DINOSAUR, MY FIRST PETS, MY BABY ANIMALS, MY COLOURS, MY OPPOSITES, MY FARM ANIMALS, MY UNDER THE SEA, MY CAR AND THINGS THAT GO, MY SHAPES, MY COUNTING

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

MAY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 24PP + 4PP STICKERS | 305 X 238MM | 3+

JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 20PP +4PP STICKERS | 276 X 216MM | 3+

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

RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE: MY SPRING, MY SANTA’S WORKSHOP, MY FIRST CHRISTMAS, MY GARAGE AND WORKSHOP, MY FOOTBALL, MY ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MY ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS GREECE: MY SPRING, MY SEASIDE, MY PINK PRINCESS, MY FABULOUS PINK FAIRY, MY MERMAID, MY PRETTY PINK BALLET, MY THINGS THAT GO, MY ZOO ANIMALS, MY SWASHBUCKLING PIRATE, MY CHRISTMAS, MY JOLLY RED SANTA, MY SANTA’S WORKSHOP, MY CINDERELLA, MY JACK AND THE BEAN STALK, MY SNOW WHITE, MY THREE LITTLE PIGS, MY BEST FRIEND BY ME, MY MUM BY ME ROMANIA: MY BEST FRIEND BY ME, MY MUM BY ME SWEDEN: MY SWASHBUCKLING PIRATE, MY PINK PRINCESS VIETNAM: MY BEST FRIEND BY ME, MY MUM BY ME

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Write Your Own Pet Story These brilliant activity books are bursting with colourful illustrations and stickers to help children write their own amazing stories. The first sentence of every story has already been written but it is up to the reader to decide what will happen and how the story will end • E xtremely easy to follow text, with boxes on every page offering hints and tips about what to include  ver 300 stickers in every book •O • A lso features two completed stories to add fun stickers to  andy portable format is ideal for children to do on their own, in a quiet time or •H to relieve the boredom of a long journey A L S O AVA I L A B L E

• T he two published titles in this series (Princess and Pirate) have sold over 10,000 copies to date JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 32PP + 4PP STICKERS | 276 X 216MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: CATALAN: PIRATE, PRINCESS ITALY: PIRATE, PRINCESS ROMANIA: PIRATE, PRINCESS SPANISH: PIRATE, PRINCESS VIETNAM: PRINCESS

Look and Learn Fun Fun early learning activity books, packed full of stickers. Learn to write by tracing over numbers and letters, practise your ABC, count to ten and much more • T here are six fun Look and Learn titles to choose from  andy, portable format so these books can be taken anywhere •H

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

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

PAPERBACK | £3.99 | 32PP + 2PP STICKERS | 276 X 216MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

My Gorgeous Colouring Book and My Brilliant Colouring Book A brilliant series of colouring books covering all your favourite subjects  ours of fabulous colouring in fun •H • A ll you need are your best crayons and felt pens • E ach book contains lots of colourful stickers so you can decorate your colouring A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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Let’s Draw Animals Have fun learning to draw with this brilliant drawing and colouring book! • T his amazing drawing and colouring book is so much fun! Learn how to draw all your favourite animals! • B eautiful, bright and brilliant, full-colour illustrations on every page • Includes over 350 stickers for hours of stickering fun • A lso available as 4 individual books

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

Draw It! These fantastic books have weird and wonderful doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, they are packed full of fun and wacky things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every child from age 6 – 106 drawing away! • E ach book includes between 100 and 200 stickers • Iconic, stylish illustrations by Sally Kindberg • A vailable in 2 formats – a larger standard format (Draw It!, Christmas, Monsters) and a smaller format (London, Animals, Pirates and Dinosaurs) MAY 2017 SMALLER FORMAT: PAPERBACK | £5.99 160PP + 4PP STICKERS | 190 X 153MM | 6+ STANDARD FORMAT: PAPERBACK | £8.99 112PP + 4PP STICKERS | 297 X 210MM | 6+ RIGHTS SOLD: COMPLEX CHINESE

• S pace is the brand-new exciting addition to this series

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

OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK | £5.99 128PP | 210 X 148MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

A Year in the Garden Colouring Book Over 90 delicate illustrations to colour in, these beautiful line drawings take you through the calendar year. Hop through the snowflakes and berries, delve into the tropical palm house and finish off a beautiful bluebell caper with this gorgeous colouring book • Illustrated by the talented Clair Rossiter: over 90 magical illustrations for the reader to colour and keep • A mixture of pictures for you to colour in and foil on the cover: a beautiful, high-end purchase

£9.99 | 96PP | 297 X 210MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 ith flaps on the front cover that you can use as a bookmark •W • A treasured gift purchase for everyone with an interest in the garden

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Fold-up ... Tear out and fold the pages of this book to make colourful fortune-tellers that you can share with your friends. Two titles available: Fold-up Halloween Fortune Tellers and Fold-up Wildlife Facts • A brand-new and original format in the Bloomsbury Activity Books range • Includes over 20 individually designed fortune-tellers for you to create • P acked full of hilarious fortunes and illustrations for you to uncover, as well as incomplete designs so you can write your own!

JUNE 2017 48PP+1PP STICKERS | 215 X 215MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Self-Destructing Science Activity Books Warning: these books will self-destruct! Packed full of fun and exciting projects using the pages themselves, these books will have you tearing, folding, cutting, experimenting and scribbling as you learn • P acked full of hands-on science activities for children, designed to make science accessible and exciting • A mazing illustrations throughout from the wonderful Nikalas Catlow. Exciting insides: 2 pantones and black, and an eye-popping 3 pantones and black cover  ave fun destroying every page as part of many brilliant science activities •H • E xciting and inspiring, this series will keep readers entertained for hours A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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

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

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PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 24PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE GREECE: CHRISTMAS

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

My First Learning App A brilliant first learning app packed with activities that children will love playing with over and over again. Help little ones to learn their shapes, numbers, colours and first words with counting games, sticker scenes, puzzles and many more fun activities • Includes charming, bright and beautiful artwork and stickers • C reated by award winning app developer Shoo Fly Publishing AGE 1+

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

Farm Activity

Things That Go Activity

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Pirate Activity

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Big Box Little Box Caryl Hart Edward Underwood A funny and stylish book starring one cool cat, a lot of boxes and a mouse. Written by bestselling author Caryl Hart and illustrated by the talented Edward Underwood, this striking and witty picture book will delight children and adults alike • C aryl Hart is the brains behind the wonderful How to Catch a Dragon and Whiffy Wilson • A n incredibly stylish picture book from Edward Underwood – a musthave for anyone with an eye for colour and design  itty, rhythmic text makes this a joy to read aloud •W AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 300 X 237MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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• E veryone loves funny cats and the crazy things they do – this book celebrates these curiously lovable animals


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The Naughty Naughty Baddies Mark Sperring David Tazzyman Meet the Naughty Naughty Baddies – they are wickedly wicked, awfully awful and they have a dastardly plan ... A fiendishly funny picture book by two terrific talents • B estselling author/illustrator partnership  ark Sperring is the author of numerous fantastic picture books, •M including The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, DinoDaddy, Dino-Baby (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen)  avid Tazzyman’s first picture book for Bloomsbury, You Can’t Take •D an Elephant on the Bus, has sold over 53,000 copies through UK Bookscan. He is also the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont), which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize

MARCH 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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I’m Going to Eat This Ant Chris Naylor-Ballesteros A stylish, laugh-out-loud tale of a very hungry anteater and a very, very sneaky ant  inimalist, stylish illustrations with tonnes of humour •M • P erfect for fans of Jon Klassen, Chris Haughton and Steve Antony • A supremely satisfying story of comeuppance FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 268 X 268MM RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), THE NETHERLANDS

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 ew picture book talent Chris Naylor-Ballesteros has a flair for •N understated wit in both words and illustrations


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I’ll Love You Always Mark Sperring Alison Brown A reassuring and beautiful rhyming story about how long a parent’s love for a child lasts – forever! With gorgeous illustrations by the illustrator of I Love You Night and Day, Alison Brown • A lison Brown’s I Love You Night and Day, written by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, was an international bestseller • A lison Brown’s books with Bloomsbury have been translated into 14 languages  ark Sperring is the author of numerous fantastic picture •M books, including The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Daddy, Dino-Baby (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen) • P ublishing in time for Valentine’s Day

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Penguin Brave Debi Gliori Daddy Penguin has to look after the egg while Mummy is finding fish. But he wanders away from the Dad-Huddle and he and the egg are whisked up into the air by a gust of wind, landing in the Arctic. Can Daddy Penguin and Little One find their way home before Mummy realises they’re gone? A humorous and gently emotional tale from the much loved and bestselling author and illustrator Debi Gliori

OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 245 X 274MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: FINLAND, RUSSIA

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


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Perfectly Norman Tom Percival Norman is very surprised to have wings suddenly – and he has the most fun ever trying them out high in the sky. But then he has to go in for dinner. What will his parents think? What will everyone else think? Norman feels the safest plan is to cover his wings with a big coat. But hiding the thing that makes you different proves tricky and upsetting. Can Norman ever truly be himself? • An uplifting story about celebrating our differences and embracing what makes you YOU. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers, Benji Davies and Rebecca Cobb • T hemes of diversity, embracing individuality and not conforming to the ‘norm’ are all important issues. Children will long to fly like Norman – and will instinctively urge him to accept his wings and fly again! • T om Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. Tom writes and illustrates his own picture books, including Herman’s Letter, Herman’s Holiday (translated into seven languages) and Bubble Trouble, By the Light of the Moon and Perfectly Norman. This is Tom’s sixth picture book for Bloomsbury

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• A tmospheric multimedia artwork executed with a limited palette, with exquisitely delicate touches and plenty of detail for children to pore over

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The Birthday Invitation Lucy Rowland Laura Hughes When handing out the invitations for her birthday party, Ella mistakenly drops one on the forest floor, and who should find it? A wizard, of course ... and a pirate and a parrot and then a whole host of wonderful characters! Join Ella for her very exciting birthday party, complete with a hilarious array of unexpected guests! • A brilliantly fun picture book gloriously illustrated by the supremely talented Laura Hughes

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• L aura Hughes’ first book with Bloomsbury, We’re Going on an Egg Hunt, was in the Amazon top ten for children’s books and has sold over 16,000 copies through UK Bookscan • This is author Lucy Rowland’s second picture book with Bloomsbury. The wonderfully clever Gecko’s Echo, is publishing in February 2017 • S imply the PERFECT birthday gift!

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There Is No Dragon In This Story Lou Carter Deborah Allwright Poor old dragon. Nobody wants him in their story. Not Goldilocks, not Hansel and Gretel – no one. But Dragon will not give up! He shall continue on his course of finding someone who wants him in their story. ANYONE. His boundless enthusiasm surely won’t get him into any trouble. Surely ...  eborah Allwright is the illustrator of The Night Pirates (Egmont) •D which has sold over 200,000 copies through UK BookScan • L ou Carter is a tremendously exciting new picture book talent – There Is No Dragon In This Story is just the first of her three books for Bloomsbury

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• A brilliantly commercial text containing all the famous fairy-tale characters as you’ve never seen them before!

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Dino Diggers: Digger Disaster Rose Impey Chris Chatterton Meet the Dino Diggers! The first in a new series for fans of dinosaurs and diggers, with a fantastic slot-together novelty included with every book. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun! JUNE 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 250 X 250MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• E ach book contains a fantastic slot-together dino and digger novelty. Collect the whole series for hours of dino fun! • R ose Impey is the hugely successful author of the Sleepover Club books which have sold over 450,000 copies • B eautiful and bright illustrations from an exciting new talent

Captain McGrew Wants You for his Crew Mark Sperring Ed Eaves Meet Captain McGrew: he’s in need of a crew to do all those jobs that pirate crews do. Could this be the job for you? A rollicking tale of some kids who just might find that being a pirate isn’t quite as fun as they think! JANUARY 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

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Rockabye Pirate Timothy Knapman Ada Grey After sailing the seven seas and making other pirates walk the plank, Rockabye Pirate is sleepy. There’ll be no more yo-ho-hoing and no more ‘A-harr me hearties!’ It’s time for loot-filled lullabies and dreams of buried treasure. Join Rockabye Pirate in this glorious bedtime book – perfect for sleepy pirates everywhere! • A bestselling author whose text has been paired with David Tazzyman, Ben Cort and Russell Ayto, to name just a few!  orgeously illustrated by Ada Grey (Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal •G Baby!) • A brand new author and illustrator pairing that’s sure to become a phenomenal success

First Day at Skeleton School

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Sam Lloyd At Skeleton School there are monsters and witches, not to mention ghouls ... They howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and even learn how to float through the walls! Do you dare look round? • B ack to school AND Halloween – two strong themes that make this incredibly pick-up-able • S am Lloyd, who has sold over half a million books in the UK alone, also has three books in the successful Yikes! series (Yikes, Stinkysaurus!, Yikes, Ticklysaurus! and Yikes, SantaClaws) with Bloomsbury • K ids will love imagining going to school with friendly skeletons and ghouls and monsters!

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When the World is Full of Friends Gillian Shields Anna Currey Albert, Tom, Flossie and Pipkin love to play, and when a family of squirrels move in to the house across the river they are so excited! Now they have friends to play with ... but how will they cross the stream? A warm and touching story about friendship and working together JUNE 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 250 X 250MM OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CHINA (CHINESE SIMPLIFIED), JAPAN, SLOVENIA A L S O AVA I L A B L E

 illian Shields is the author of many children’s books including Puppy •G Love (Simon & Schuster) and Sam’s Snowflake (Macmillan). She is also the author of the bestselling Mermaid S.O.S. series • A nna Currey’s soft watercolour illustrations are bursting with feeling and are reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, lending an instant classical feel • T he third book in the series; translation rights for When the World is Ready for Bed and When the World Was Waiting for You have been sold in five languages

I Went to See Santa Paul Howard A new take on an old favourite; children will love this laughout-loud, test-your-memory story, with reindeer, penguins, a gingerbread tree and much, much more! Follows the hilarious I Went to the Supermarket • B ased on the much loved children’s memory game ‘I Went To the Shop ...’, this book is great fun and a guaranteed hit! • F ull of festive fun OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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• Colourful and commercial illustration style for Paul Howard, the bestselling illustrator of the classic picture book The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (Egmont)


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How Many Quacks Till Christmas? Mark Sperring Ed Eaves How many quacks, moos, baas or neighs are there until Christmas? Luckily, the answer is – only one! A Christmas tale of farmyard fun from two well known talents. How many animal noises can YOU make?

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• A mighty combination of talent and humour – Mark Sperring is the author of The Shape of My Heart, Snappy Birthday, Dino-Mummy, Dino-Baby, Dino-Daddy and Four Silly Skeletons (Bloomsbury), Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step (Puffin) and The Sunflower Sword (Andersen) • E d Eaves is the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur (both published by Simon & Schuster) • A fun and playful text with repetition and animal noises – this is the perfect Christmas gift for young children

Sir Scaly Pants and the Dragon Thief John Kelly The second brilliantly funny story featuring Sir Scaly Pants and his trusty steed, Guinevere! From Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted illustrator John Kelly • John Kelly is an illustrator, writer and designer who has worked for Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Aardman animation and others. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice for Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner and Scoop! • L augh-out-loud storytelling, with beautifully bold and detailed illustrations • P erfect for fans of dragons, knights and evil dragons! This is classic storytelling with a wonderfully hilarious twist!

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Again! Ralph Steadman When Oliver visits Grumpy, Grumpy twists himself into a funny position to amuse his grandson. ‘AGAIN!’ shouts Oliver, so Grumpy does something even more extraordinary. ‘AGAIN!’ comes the refrain. And Grumpy complies. Again and again and again, until he’s twisted himself slightly too far ... SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 220 X 270MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• C artoonist and national treasure, Ralph Steadman, takes on the relentless joys of grandparenthood, for fans of the Ladybirds for Grown-Ups series • T he perfect gift book for grandparents new and experienced – wince and laugh with recognition at the ways you try to please your grandchildren  ith all the bold colour, verve and ink-splattered detail •W Steadman fans will expect, these illustrations are painfully accurate in depicting family relationships • F unny and irreverent, this is the perfect humour gift book

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

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


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I Don’t Want Curly Hair Laura Ellen Anderson All the girl in this book has ever wanted is straight and luscious locks, but when she meets a little girl with the smoothest silkiest hair who says all she’s ever wanted is curly hair – they are both confused! • A hilarious tale about loving what we have. And hair – lots and lots of hair • L aura Ellen Anderson is a hugely exciting illustrator of picture books. In 2013, she illustrated CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell’s Snowflakes and is the illustrator of Bloomsbury’s very own Witch Wars series

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

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Gecko’s Echo Lucy Rowland Natasha Rimmington Once there was a gecko and she lived inside a cave. She was very, very small but she was also really brave. To stop sneaky animals stealing her precious eggs, Mummy Gecko threatens the wrath of ONE HUNDRED ANGRY GECKOS. But ... are there really one hundred geckos? And, if there aren’t, how will she protect her family? • A brilliant tale of trickery and motherly courage, perfect for fans of The Gruffalo FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• E xciting debut author and illustrator pairing that’s sure to be a hit!

Watch Out for Muddy Puddles! Ben Faulks Ben Cort You never really know what might be lurking in the world below the surface of muddy puddles – frogs, underwater kings, lost socks, big bad ducks. Do you dare jump in? • B en Faulks is Mr Bloom from CBeebies, and Ben Cort is the illustrator of the bestselling Aliens Love Underpants • Celebrates imaginative play – and the joy of splashing in puddles! HARDBACK | £11.99 | 274 X 245MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Alfie in the Woods Debi Gliori The third picture book about Alfie, the little rabbit with the BIG imagination, featuring a beautiful gatefold spread. During an autumnal walk in the woods, Alfie embarks on a wild creature adventure! • Includes a beautiful gatefold spread  ebi Gliori’s Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 •D Red House Children’s Book Award • P rolific author/illustrator – over 80 books published  ebi’s No Matter What is a modern classic •D

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

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

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

The Butterfly Dance Suzanne Barton A beautifully illustrated tale of two butterflies learning about friendship, by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted Suzanne Barton ∙ The perfect summertime story by the hugely exciting picture book author/illustrator, Suzanne Barton

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∙ Suzanne has a strong co-edition track record: her first picture book for Bloomsbury, The Dawn Chorus, has been translated into seven languages. It was also selected by Booktrust as a Bookstart book for 2015, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015 ∙ Suzanne’s influences include Japanese prints and illustrators she remembers from her childhood. Her artwork is a beautiful combination of collage, drawing and painting

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

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Lulu Camilla Reid Ailie Busby Join Lulu, the ever-popular pre-school character and her range of novelty, picture and board books  ver 500,000 copies sold so far globally, including international editions •O • T he Lulu books have been translated into 16 languages • Different formats available to satisfy every price point: - L ift-the-flap board books (Lulu Loves Colours /Noises /Numbers /Shapes ) - Touch and feel and lift-the-flap novelty books (Lulu’s Shoes, Lulu’s Clothes, Lulu’s Loo, Lulu’s Christmas, Lulu’s Lunch ) - L ift-the-flap picture book (This is Lulu ) - S tandard 32pp picture book (Lulu Loves Nursery )

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What George Forgot Kathy Wolff Richard Byrne Getting ready for school gets a hilarious twist in this funny, fresh picture book that will have kids on the edge of their seats • F unny, fresh spin on the morning routine from debut author and strong-selling illustrator • R ichard Byrne burst on to the scene with the popular and clever This Book Just Ate My Dog! and we have two books signed with Kathy Wolff having been won over by her fresh and exciting new voice • P itch perfect for parents – kids are the best at delaying the inevitable, and any parent who’s had to hustle kids out of the house will appreciate the humour here!

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What Will Grow? Jennifer Ward Susie Ghahremani From the team behind the gorgeous What Will Hatch? comes a jacketed companion book, all about seeds and the plants that grow from them – and featuring four fabulous pull-out gatefolds • Award-winning and strong-selling author-illustrator duo: This team has also co-created What Will Hatch? as well as the acclaimed, popular parenting book I LOVE DIRT! 52 Activities to Help You & Your Child Discover the Wonders of Nature (which has sold over 70,000 copies) • S pecial illustrations. Susie Ghahremani is an up-and-coming illustrator – and the creator of the popular boygirlparty© line – with a unique and intricately detailed style

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• T he book’s package, complete with pull-out gatefolds, will add a fun interactive element for readers • T he seed theme will help little ones understand the origins of all sorts of plants – including the food they eat – and how they grow throughout the year

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Bear’s Big Day Salina Yoon It’s Bear’s very first day of school! Because he’s a big bear now, he leaves his stuffed bunny, Floppy, at home along with all his familiar things. But being away from his best friend is hard – and the first day doesn’t turn out quite how Bear wanted it to. Luckily, Bear’s teacher has a solution for Bear and Floppy

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• This third book in the Bear and Floppy series from beloved, bestselling authorillustrator Salina Yoon tackles big themes like starting school and being independent • R eaders and reviewers have already fallen in love with Bear and Floppy in Found and Stormy Night; now, the adorable pair returns for a story about the all-too-relatable topic of starting school for the first time. In addition to good sales, Found won the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book, was chosen as an NPR Best Book, and received a star from Publishers Weekly • S alina’s titles have performed phenomenally well for Bloomsbury (over 275,000 net copies globally), and combined with her out-of-house sales, she has sold over 2.25 million books worldwide! • S alina has worked with Merrymakers to create a plush toy for the character Floppy!

Penguin’s Christmas Wish Salina Yoon Salina Yoon’s beloved character, Penguin, celebrates the magic of Christmas with his friends and family in this sixth book in the series • S alina Yoon is beloved all over the world. Her iconic Penguin series has already been published in ten languages • S ix titles now available in Penguin series HARDBACK | $14.99 | 235 X 235 MM RIGHTS SOLD: VIETNAM OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CANADA (FRENCH CANADIAN), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), IRAN, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, SPAIN, WALES

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

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Be a Friend Salina Yoon Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children shout and others sing; Dennis mimes. But being a mime can sometimes be lonely. When Dennis meets a girl named Joy he begins to discover the power of friendship and that it’s our unique differences that make us so special • An exciting, lush, high-end picture book package from bestselling author/illustrator Salina Yoon with a heart-warming friendship story and an all-new look • S alina’s titles have performed phenomenally well for Bloomsbury (over 275,000 net copies globally), and combined with her outof-house sales, she has sold over 2.25 million books worldwide

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• This stunningly illustrated project wonderfully demonstrates Salina’s versatility and talent and tackles universally relatable topics – self-acceptance, diversity, courage and unbreakable friendship

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

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

• T revor Lai is an internationally renowned new media entrepreneur

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

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

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• B right, commercial artwork and adorable anthropomorphization

My Turn! Laura Rankin In a charming, classic-Kevin-Henkes style, a friendship story with fun, play, and a gentle lesson about learning to share and take turns • L aura Rankin is the author of the well-reviewed and strongselling Ruthie books • P ammy and Wyatt are likeable, not-so-perfect characters all kids can relate to  ently shows the importance of taking turns and sharing •G • F un comic-book design style NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK | $16.99 | 245 X 274 MM RIGHTS SOLD: FINLAND, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED)

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Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice Susanna Reich Adam Gustavson MARCH 2017 HARDBACK | $17.99 | 280 X 215 MM ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

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

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Zombelina: School Days Kristyn Crow Molly Idle Zombelina dances her way through school in a new, delightfully ghoulish rhyming tale brought to life by Caldecott-Honor winner Molly Idle • A ward-winning illustrator Molly Idle won the Caldecott Honor for her book Flora and the Flamingo • Tackles universal themes of family, friendship, and school day anxiety • A uthor Kristyn Crow is very active with a new picture book series coming out from Random House that will continue to build her presence • T he third book in a charming and heart-warming series that features a delightful dancing zombie girl

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PUBLI S H E D P ICT U RE BOOK S And a selection of the very best from Bloomsbury’s recently published picture books

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A Miscellany Of Magical Beasts Simon Holland Gary Blyth, David Demaret, Nelson Evergreen, John Howe, Mike Love, Helen Ward, David Wyatt and Kev Walker A beautiful treasury of magical beasts from mythology and fable. Discover the spellbinding stories of 16 favourite mythical creatures from around the world. Venture into this world and you’ll discover why griffins collect a gem called agate, how to put out dragon fire, how mischievous elves can cause terrible nightmares, and much, much more OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK | £14.99 | 48PP | 305MM X 238MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: POLAND

• A beautiful, luxurious gift book showcasing a fascinating menagerie of creatures from the world’s timeless mythologies and legends • S pectacular gift package includes lavish gatefolds, cutaways and eye-catching foil • List of beasts included: phoenix, harpy, griffin, Pegasus, dragons, elves, unicorn, centaur, merpeople, werewolf, troll, sphinx, basilisk, Cerberus, giant, chimera

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The Picture Atlas Jill Calder Simon Holland Explore the world continent-by-continent by looking not only at borders, mountains, rivers, seas and oceans, but by discovering the natural wonders of the world, historical artefacts, amazing animals, fascinating cultures and much much more! • P acked full of informative maps and awesome facts that will appeal to both boys and girls • B ursting full of amazing full colour artwork • A visual extravaganza of the world, brought to life like never before • C lever, engaging text that highlights the amazing world we live in – from the freezing polar ice caps, to the amazing Sydney Opera House • For children to learn, explore and discover! JUNE 2017 HARDBACK | £14.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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The Story of Tutankhamun Patricia Cleveland-Peck Isabel Greenberg Travel through history with Howard Carter on his quest to discover the hidden tomb, the world-changing discovery, and our continued hunt to understand and unearth the riches of Egyptian life • Told in three parts, this book brings to life the astonishing story of Tutankhamun through the beautiful illustration of Isabel Greenberg and the lovely narrative of Patricia Cleveland-Peck • B eautiful, bold illustrations, including graphic novel storyboards, inventories, maps and double page scenes AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK | £14.99 | 64PP | 305 X 238MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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• A n eye-catching book which brings to life a topic studied by all children • Isabel Greenberg won the Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic short story prize (2011)


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

NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 96PP | 320 X 230MM | 7+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Farmageddon in Pictures: The True Cost of Cheap Meat – In Bite-Sized Pieces Philip Lymbery A brilliant, infographic book investigating the quiet revolution of mega-farming that is threatening our countryside, farms and food. Follow this industry around the world – from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. A highly accessible, engaging, and fresh look at our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future. Fascinating for children and adults alike!  ith clever infographics, this is an accessible look at a fascinating topic •W

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• B eautifully designed, appealing to children and adults alike • Informative and engaging, this is a book for all ages

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Discovering Bugs Simon Chapman Discover the world’s most amazing bugs and awesome facts about them. Meet the biggest, smallest, cleverest, deadliest insects on Earth and learn about their amazing stories. Which beetle used to be an Ancient Egyptian God? Why is the silver ant the fastest animal on Earth? What do ladybirds use their knees for? Which deadly bugs don’t need eyes? And which insect can grow as long as your arm? Plus many more epic bug facts to discover on every page • E asy-to-read text, packed full of interesting and fun facts children will love HARDBACK + POP UP | £14.99 32PP + POP UP | 305 X 248MM | 9+ OPTION PUBLISHERS: FRANCE, USA

• Includes incredible bug pop up, flaps and gatefolds.

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•W  ritten by author and explorer, Simon Chapman, who has a wealth of information to share

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

• E ach book packed with over 70 flaps  iverse audience: the topics will appeal to boys and girls, kids and parents alike •D

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

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

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The Awesome Book of Animals Adam Frost Did you know that there is an ‘immortal’ jellyfish? Or that Adelie penguins propose with pebbles? Or that butterflies taste with their feet? Be truly inspired by incredible facts about the creatures that share our planet • F rom the author of The Epic Book of Epicness (Blue Peter Book Award 2016 – Best Book with Facts) • A dam’s books have been very successful here in the UK and have sold across 6 other territories worldwide SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 112PP 198 X 129MM | 7+ OPTION PUBLISHERS: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRANCE, GERMANY, PORTUGAL, THE NETHERLANDS

• ‘Animals’ is a popular and successful children’s topic. Adam’s books are packed with brilliant, quirky facts and illustrations – they really stand out from the competition • A dam is a ‘data visualisation manager’ for The Guardian and spends every day obtaining random knowledge! A L S O AVA I L A B L E

The Book of Me Adam Frost If you ran your own country, what would the rules be? Would you rather fight a lion or a bear? How fast can you run? Answer these questions and much more, with real life comparisons – how do you compare to an animal, another human, or even your parents? • T his hands-on, non-fiction book is a cut above the rest. Packed full of activities which are amusing, engaging, and incredibly creative APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 160PP 190 X 153MM | 5+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

 ith cleverly designed pages for readers to cut through, turn upside down, scribble •W on and fully own! • B ursting with quizzes, activities and inspiration for readers of all ages • F rom the winner of the Blue Peter Award: Best Book with Facts (2016)

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The Arty Book Nikalas Catlow Say hello to ‘Arty’, the loveable character who brings out the creativity in everybody! Whether you are a doodler or a drawer, a colouring expert or a painter, you will find something in The Arty Book to extend your artistic imagination. This is original and fun and will supply endless hours of creative adventure for everyone. You can do it on your own or with a friend, or your granny: so pencils at the ready! • F or the beginner and the expert this book is for the ‘Arty’ in you • 1 60pp of fun filled activities, for all ages, including granny • A dd lumps and bumps, stripes and pipes, tape, paint, pencil and so much more ...  ith illustrations by David Sinden •W

PAPERBACK | £9.99 160PP | 190 X 152MM | 5+ RIGHTS SOLD: POLAND

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

MAY 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 |160PP 190 X 153MM | 7+ OPTION PUBLISHERS: CATALAN, PORTUGAL, SPAIN

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

∙ Fun true/false quiz at the end provides lots of opportunities to discuss the messages in the book

How Are You Feeling Today? Molly Potter A delightful book that parents and children can use as a way of exploring every day emotions and talking about different ways of coping with them. This book provides children with several straightforward, entertaining and appropriate interactive ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions

HARDBACK | £9.99 32PP | 250 X 250 MM | 3+ RIGHTS SOLD: CANADA (FRENCH CANADIAN), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), ITALY, GREECE, SPAIN, TURKEY

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

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Warrior Heroes

Benjamin Hulme-Cross Fascinating historical facts combine with action-packed fiction to create dramatic and gripping adventures. These fast-paced and exciting narratives will leave the reader wanting more and more  riginal series that blends narrative adventure with historical fact •O – travel back in time with Arthur and Finn and change the course of history • Learning by stealth: factual information presented in an adventurous and exciting manner • P rovides links to key history topics • F antastic black and white illustrations throughout • A ward winning author, Benjamin Hulme-Cross has written over thirty books for children

JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 160PP | 198 X 129MM | 11+ RIGHTS SOLD: USA A L S O AVA I L A B L E

Lost Tracey Turner Lost… is an amazing interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get out alive? • S ix titles available • Exciting interactive series whereby the reader’s decisions determine the end of the story • B rilliantly fun way to learn about the world and its many different and sometimes dangerous habitats

PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP | 198 X 129MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), JAPAN, KOREA, POLAND, TURKEY, USA

 ith choices on every page, will you be able to make your way •W to safety and escape the terrifying perils of each book? Live or die, you decide  ritten by best-selling non-fiction author, Tracey Turner •W

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World Kate Pankhurst

HARDBACK | £11.99 32PP | 250 X 250MM | 5+ RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE

From Coco Chanel to Rosa Parks, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is bursting full of astounding facts and incredible artwork on some of the most brilliant women who helped shape the world we live in. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer, Amelia Earhart and read all about the Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole with this fantastic, full colour book • K ate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has written and illustrated this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world  ith vibrant and beautiful artwork from Kate Pankhurst, which brings these historical •W figures to life • P rovides a jumping off point for discovering incredible facts about a number of wellknown female historical figures, including Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie and Anne Frank

Hard Nuts of History Tracey Turner

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

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Chronologica: The Incredible Years That Defined History Whitaker’s An informative, eye-opening and often humorous journey across 100 years, covering well-known events and biographies, alongside little-known episodes which have had an impact on world history  o history book with this exact criteria currently exists •N  ighly accessible with its easy to dip into format – easy •H access title for people interested in historical events, people, inventions, food, literature, sport, music and more • C oncise, punchy analysis of years and personalities which instigated big changes and were particularly formative in the making of the modern world

NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK | £16.99 | 304PP | 284MM X 231 MM | 9+ ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• E nsured reliability and accuracy with the Whitaker’s brand • L ong shelf life as the contents are not particularly time sensitive

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A Beginner’s Guide To Coding Marc Scott A Beginner’s Guide to Coding is an exciting first introduction to coding, for all ages • F un, accessible introduction to coding using the free programming languages of Scratch and Python • T his book is perfect for kids, parents and teachers who are just getting to grips with coding • Accessible, step-by-step projects help children to gain confidence and understand the fundamentals of coding • Packed full of screen shots and easy-to-follow instructions, making this the perfect way to get to grips with coding PAPERBACK | £8.99 | 64PP | 260 X 210MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (COMPLEX), KOREA, THE NETHERLANDS

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

PAPERBACK | £8.99 64PP | 260 X 210MM | 9+ RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA (SIMPLIFIED), PORTUGAL, TURKEY, US

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

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• P rovides a jumping off point for studying the incredible lives of a number of well-known figures from throughout science history • F antastically funny quizzes throughout

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RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden Mike Dilger Wildlife in Your Garden brings you up close and personal with the amazing wildlife that visits your garden! Learn what you can find in your own garden with this fascinating guide – from colourful butterflies, to friendly robins, shy hedgehogs and much more. You might even get some unexpected visitors! • F eatures stunning photographs, brilliant facts and handy tips on where and when to spot the wildlife that visits your garden. The perfect guide for young nature-lovers everywhere! PAPERBACK | £12.99 160PP | 280 X 215MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: RUSSIA

• B eautiful striking photography from the Nature Picture Library and illustrations by Sarah Horne • A uthor Mike Dilger is a well-known and popular wildlife name, whose work with the BBC will be familiar

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

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

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

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

HARDBACK | £8.99 | 64PP | 275 X 215MM | 7+ RIGHTS SOLD: CROATIA, USA

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Trouble At School Chris Higgins Emily MacKenzie It’s Bella’s first day at school and, luckily for her, she’s already got a best friend who will be in the same class – Magda. Bella is determined to make a good impression, but with Magda around, things don’t always go according to plan! By the time she arrives, she’s already splattered with yoghurt and marmalade, and things are about to get much, much worse • T he second book in this charming young fiction series from much loved author Chris Higgins and acclaimed illustrator Emily MacKenzie • A brilliantly fun series all about friendship – perfect for young readers • C hris Higgins is the author of the funny and heart-warming My Funny Family series • F ans of Kes Gray’s Daisy books and the classic My Naughty Little Sister will love this new series

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

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Cowboy Pug Laura James Églantine Ceulemans Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous ... Cowboy Pug! The second book in a joyful new illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff. Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are going to be cowboys for the day – and first of all they’re going horse-trading! But with their noble steed Horsey safely acquired, it’s not long before they find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Can Pug the reluctant hero overcome his fears and save the day once more? MAY 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 128PP RIGHTS SOLD: SPAIN

• B eautifully illustrated by Églantine Ceulemans with threecolour illustrations throughout

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• A hilariously funny story from brilliant new author Laura James, guaranteed to win the hearts of children and doglovers everywhere • F unny, charming and family-friendly, the perfect story-time book or early read-alone

Kitty’s Magic: Ruby the Runaway Kitten Ella Moonheart Kitty is magical! Kitty can turn into a cat! But with this power comes a special role: Kitty is the Guardian of the local Cat Council and must help them find the purrfect solution to their feline problems. Coco is upset when her owner, Evie, brings home Ruby, a playful Bengal kitten. Coco isn’t getting nearly as much attention as her new housemate and makes Ruby feel very unwelcome. Now Ruby has run away. Can Kitty lead the Cat Council to find the lost kitten? • The third book in this enchanting series about Kitty, the girl who can magically turn into a cat! FEBRUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 |128PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A magical and super-commercial series – this will delight animal fans • P urrfect for fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows, this is a new series to watch • Illustrated throughout with adorable black and white illustrations

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On Christmas Eve Katherine Rundell

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

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I Swapped My Brother on the Internet Jo Simmons Nathan Reed Everyone has dreamed of getting a break from their brother or sister at one time or another – but for Jonny, the dream is about to become a reality with SiblingSwap.com! What could be better? Someone awesome to replace Ted, Jonny’s obnoxious older brother who’s always teasing him. But finding the perfect brother isn’t easy, as Jonny discovers when Sibling Swap sends him a line of increasingly bizarre replacements. Suddenly, old Ted isn’t looking so bad. But can Jonny ever get him back? • Perfectly placed to capture the huge appetite for humour-led fiction among 7+ readers • Ideal for fans of Pamela Butchart and a brilliant stepping stone up to older fiction by David Baddiel and David Solomons AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 240PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• F eatures funny black and white illustrations throughout • A second laugh-out-loud funny standalone from Jo to follow in 2018 • J o Simmons is the author of the Pip Street series, inspired by her own kids’ love of funny fiction, as well as the two Super Loud Sam books. In addition to children’s fiction, she co-wrote a humorous parenting book, Can I Give Them Back Now?: The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting, published by Square Peg

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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space A.F. Harrold Greta Zargo needs a big scoop if she’s going to win the Prilchard-Spritzer Medal, the quite famous award for great reporting. But big scoops are in short supply in the quiet little town of Upper Lowerbridge, and all Greta’s got to investigate is a couple of missing cakes. But then, with a whoosh of unknown energy, a mysterious silver robot descends from the sky ... • A laugh-out-loud funny new series from the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary • T he Imaginary has sold in 15 different languages, won the UKLA Book Award 2016 (7–11 years) and was longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal • P erfect for fans of Mr Gum, Chris Riddell and Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntryre’s Oliver and the Seawigs

SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 288PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• C hock full of A.F. Harrold’s irresistible brand of anarchic, playful humour • A commercial package with fresh, funny illustrations throughout – ideal for 7+ readers

Spy Toys 2 Mark Powers Tim Wesson The Spy Toys are back in their second hilarious adventure. This time, the secret code that controls every Snaztacular Ultrafun toy has been stolen, and all over the world toys are revolting and turning against their child owners. Can Arabella disguise herself as a sweet dolly in order to find out more from the daughter of Snaztacular’s top scientist? Can Dan and Flax apprehend a suspicious jigsaw named Jade? And will they succeed before every child in the world forgets what it means to play nicely? • F ollowing on swiftly from the publication of the first book, Spy Toys, this commercial series continues to take the world by storm! • T oy Story meets James Bond. This series has everything: action, humour, great characters and an evil toy unicorn with the power of hypnosis. What’s not to love?

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ighly integrated, action-packed black and white illustrations by Tim Wesson •H throughout

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

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Witch Glitch Sibéal Pounder Laura Ellen Anderson It’s a new era for the Witch Wars witches. Felicity Bat is no longer evil, Tiga has at last found her mum and there’s the whole of Silver City to explore. But it’s not long before the witches find themselves at the centre of another adventure • T he Witch Wars witches are ready for their fourth adventure! Join all your favourite characters – Tiga, Fluffanora, Peggy and Fran – as they unravel Sinkville’s latest mystery OCTOBER 2016 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 288PP RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS OPTION PUBLISHERS: CZECH REPUBLIC, IRAN, ITALY, POLAND, ROMANIA, SPAIN, TURKEY A L S O AVA I L A B L E

• A wildly imaginative and hilariously illustrated series. Perfect for fans of The Worst Witch • S ibéal Pounder is a highly promotable author with a love for all things fabulous and witchy. She is a freelance journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy’s Writing for Children course  itch Wars was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award and the •W Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Rights have been sold in 9 languages

Uncle Gobb and the Green Heads Michael Rosen Neal Layton Even though Malcolm managed to bamboozle and confuzle Uncle Gobb in the last book (hooray!), it was only temporary (boo!). Uncle Gobb is still living with him and still roaring at him about peas and poetry and Peter Parker. This time the plan to get rid of Uncle Gobb has to be mega. It has to be epic. But Uncle Gobb also has a plan, a plan to get rid of Malcolm once and for all ... • T he second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton sees Malcolm and the peculiar Uncle Gobb go to America FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK | £9.99 | 256PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• A bonkers book about standing up for yourself, from two crazily creative people. Sure to delight fans of David Walliams, Andy Stanton and Tom Gates

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

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• L augh-out-loud, family-friendly humour that will appeal to both boys and girls

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Superhero School: Thunderbot’s Day of Doom Alan MacDonald Nigel Baines The Avengers meets Captain Underpants in the fourth book of this funny and very silly series for 7+ readers, from the bestselling author of Dirty Bertie and the outstanding illustrator of Yuck! and Hank Zipzer • B estselling author Alan MacDonald’s books have sold over 280,000 copies  ith fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out •W loud super series is brilliant for young readers • P erfectly timed publishing to coincide with the revival of the superhero genre.

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Kid Normal Greg James Chris Smith When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school several weeks into the beginning of term, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it’s not because he’s worried about where to sit, and making friends, and fitting in, and not knowing where the loos are. It’s because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes – by mistake. And unlike his fellow students, who can all control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever.

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But just because you don’t have superpowers, it doesn’t mean you can’t save the world. Let’s hope Murph realises that, and quick – because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans … It’s time for Kid Normal to become a hero! • T he first book in a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series for 8+ readers from popular radio personalities Greg James and Chris Smith  reg and Chris are an unstoppable team – they’re raring to get •G out there and interact with readers, they’re super promotable and their sense of humour is infectious • L aunch will be supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign • P erfect for fans of David Solomons, David Baddiel and Danny Wallace • B ook 2 in the series will launch in spring 2018

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Maudlin Towers: Curse of the Werewolf Boy Chris Priestley Maudlin Towers School is a gloomy, Gothic, gargoyle-infested pile. But Arthur Mildew’s day suddenly gets much more exciting when he spots what appears to be a Viking holding a double-headed axe, making his way through the school grounds ... Later that morning, in assembly, the boys are told that there has been a theft, but will Arthur be able to solve the crime? • F eaturing time travel, werewolves and adventures galore, Maudlin Towers is everything that Chris Priestley does brilliantly: gothic, mysterious, wickedly humorous and ever so slightly creepy! • P erfect for 8+ fans of Lemony Snicket and Chris Riddell, this is Chris Priestley at his most commercial • F ollowing on from the relaunch of his Tales of Terror, the Maudlin Towers series will introduce a whole new generation of younger readers to Chris’s thrilling writing

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

Libby in the Middle Gwyneth Rees Libby adores her cool older sister, Bella, and would do anything for her. Problem is, lately Bella can’t stand hanging out with Libby or their cute little sister, Grace. Bella only wants to be with Sam – her boyfriend. And Libby’s dad says Sam is trouble. Things only get more complicated when the family move to the countryside to be closer to their eccentric Aunt Thecla. Suddenly Libby finds herself in the middle of a host of family secrets ... • F or years, Gwyneth Rees was the reigning queen of brilliantly written young fiction with her Fairy Dust series. Now she is sprinkling her fairy dust on the real world of pre-teen girls – and the result is pure magic • C herry Blossom Dreams, the first book in Gwyneth Rees’s new strand of 9–11 fiction, was published this year to great success. Rights have already been sold in France and Turkey

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The Song from Somewhere Else A.F. Harrold Levi Pinfold Frank doesn’t know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He’s big, he’s weird and he smells – or so everyone in Frank’s class thinks. And yet, there’s something nice about Nick’s house. There’s strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. NOVEMBER 2016 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 240PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE RIGHTS SOLD: THE NETHERLANDS OPTION PUBLISHERS: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE), CATALAN, CHINA (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE), FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SPAIN, TURKEY, VIETNAM

But there’s more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help … • A story of friendship, betrayal, acceptance and doing what is right. Comic, scary and deeply moving, this is an unforgettable read

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• Illustrated by Levi Pinfold, winner of The Book Trust Early Years Award 2010 and the highly prized Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 • T he Imaginary has sold in 15 languages and was longlisted for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

Fizzlebert Stump and the Great Supermarket Showdown A.F. Harrold Sarah Horne Fizz’s circus has been sold – to the owner of a supermarket! Can Fizz save the day?

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• T he sixth and final fantastically funny, wildly eccentric story starring circus performer, Fizz  uirky humour and wonderful use of language make for a laugh-out-loud read •Q A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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Malkin Moonlight Emma Cox Every journey begins with one paw step, and Malkin is destined to be a hero. He just doesn’t know it yet. Cats Malkin and Roux explore the night together and have adventures. But when Roux’s owners decide to move away she chooses to become a Wild and live with Malkin. Setting out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling centre full of cats – at war. Can Malkin realise his destiny and find a way to bring peace to the land? An extraordinary adventure awaits ... • T he winner of the National Literacy Trust’s inaugural New Children’s Author Prize 2015!  alkin Moonlight is an animal adventure story destined to become a classic •M alongside the likes of The Aristocats, Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat and Varjak Paw • P erfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Gill Lewis

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Urban Outlaws: Shockwave Peter Jay Black The Urban Outlaws have been infected! Hector Del Sarto used them to spread the deadly Medusa virus and now the whole of London is in lockdown. Only Hector and his father have the antidote. Can Jack, Charlie, Obi, Slink and Wren work together to bring down the Del Sartos once and for all, and save their own lives? The whole city depends on them! • T he Urban Outlaws face their toughest challenge yet in the fifth and final book of this high-octane adventure series  ore mind-blowing gadgets, ingenious plans and action-packed sequences •M • P erfect for fans of Robert Muchamore, Anthony Horowitz and Alex Scarrow, and blockbuster movie franchises The Bourne Identity and Mission: Impossible • U rban Outlaws has been shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award, the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award, the Northants Book Award and the Stockton Book Award, and longlisted for the Redbridge Children’s Book Award

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We Come Apart Brian Conaghan Sarah Crossan Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. He’s so not her type and appearances matter to Jess – she’s got a lot to hide. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. Nicu wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad’s fists are the most powerful force in Nicu’s life ... As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can’t be together, forever, and stay safe – can they? • Two of the most important voices in YA come together to break your heart – We Come Apart is a contemporary Romeo and Juliet, a story of two teenagers brought together by circumstance, ripped apart by fate ... FEBRUARY 2017 HARDBACK | £12.99 | 320PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T his brilliant partnership between Carnegie -shortlisted authors Brian Conaghan (When Mr Dog Bites ) and Sarah Crossan (One) is unforgettable • A heartbreaking story about forbidden love and understanding people different from yourself, with powerful themes and strong emotional impact

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

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

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• B loomsbury published Brian Conaghan’s debut novel When Mr Dog Bites on both our Adult and Young Adult imprints to huge success and wide review coverage  hen Mr Dog Bites has already been translated into six •W languages and was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal

Only the Ocean Natasha Carthew 15-year-old Kel lives in an alternative world, scratching a living for a family she has nothing in common with, except blood. She must focus on survival – surviving the heart defect that she has had since birth. So when the opportunity to make money comes her way, Kel seizes it. But plans never go how they’re meant to … Ferociously smart and completely unique, Only the Ocean is a story about the loss of innocence and the courage that comes from overcoming adversity through hope • T he powerful third novel from the author of Winter Damage, nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2014 and shortlisted for several national book awards, including the prestigious Branford Boase Award 2014, and The Light that Gets Lost

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Countless Karen Gregory When Hedda discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t believe she could ever look after a baby. The numbers just don’t add up. She is young, and still in the grip of an eating disorder that controls every aspect of how she goes about her daily life. She’s even given her eating disorder a name – Nia. But as the days tick by, Hedda comes to a decision: she and Nia will call a truce, just until the baby is born. 16 weeks, 112 days, 336 meals. She can do it, if she takes it one day at a time … • T his stunning debut novel is a story of love, heartache and human resilience. And how the things that matter most can’t be counted • K aren Gregory is a powerful new voice in YA fiction MAY 2017 PAPERBACK | £7.99 | 272PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• B y turns painful, touching and life-affirming, this book will be treasured by fans of Sarah Crossan, Clare Furniss, Lisa Williamson and Non Pratt eals with big, important issues with judgement, sensitivity and pitch-perfect •D authenticity • Karen is very promotable and her second novel will publish in 2018

The City Bleeds Gold Lucy Saxon As Erova’s maze-like capital city prepares for the Festival of the Goddess and its people hide behind vibrant make-up and extravagant masks, a young man must choose between two faces: dangerous master of shadows, or beloved of the future queen. The fate of the kingdom depends on it. A twist-filled fantasy adventure set in the world of Take Back the Skies and The Almost King  anger, subterfuge and romance are the perfect storm in this exciting, epic adventure •D series • 2 1-year-old Lucy Saxon describes herself as a cosplayer, con-goer, book-lover and all-round nerdgirl MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK | £7.99 | 400PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• T he first title in the series – Take Back the Skies – was shortlisted for The People’s Book Prize

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Odd and the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman Chris Riddell The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited once more in this irresistible epic Nordic fable, with hauntingly lovely silver ink adding to the sheer brilliance of the illustration and story • B estselling Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited after the storming successes of Fortunately, The Milk and The Sleeper and the Spindle • A perfect Christmas gift, lavishly produced with silver ink and glorious illustration throughout  eil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have between them more prizes than is strictly decent: •N a Carnegie, a Newbery, a Costa, two Greenaways and many, many more. Their 2013 collaboration Fortunately, the Milk was Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year • T he Sleeper and the Spindle has sold over 60,000 copies in hardback

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The Sleeper and the Spindle Deluxe Edition Neil Gaiman Chris Riddell The Sleeper and the Spindle is a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, already translated into 20 languages • Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents • L avishly produced and packed with Chris Riddell’s glorious illustrations enhanced with gold metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift

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 eil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is •N the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work – The Graveyard Book • C hris Riddell is a much loved illustrator. He won the 2013 Costa Children’s Book Prize for Goth Girl and has won the Nestlé Gold Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals. He is the current Waterstones Children’s Laureate

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

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

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 loomsbury will be launching two books in four unique series starting with Agnes and Clarabelle •B in January 2017, Stinky Spike in March 2017, Wallace and Grace in May 2017, and The Adventures of Caveboy in August 2017.

Stinky Spike Peter Meisel Paul Meisel Meet Stinky Spike in the start of a funny, adventure-filled early chapter book series! Stinky Spike the Pirate Dog has the best sniffer on the seven seas! First he finds himself lost at sea and rescued by some stinky pirates, then he must use his super sniffer to find a missing royal pup! When bumbling pirates are involved, nothing ever goes according to plan!  loomsbury will be launching two books in four unique series starting with Agnes and Clarabelle •B in January 2017, Stinky Spike in March 2017, Wallace and Grace in May 2017, and The Adventures of Caveboy in August 2017 • P romotable father/son duo: Paul is a publishing veteran with dozens of books and a GeiselHonour to his name, and this is Peter’s first children’s series. This sweet back story and fun character will be very appealing to teachers and librarians • F unny, boy-friendly storytelling: With lots of pirate and stinky humour, this will hit the funny bone of young readers perfectly MARCH 2017 PAPER OVER BOARD | $9.99 | 80PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

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Super Fly: Rise of the Evil Army! Todd H. Doodler In this hilarious, fully-illustrated fourth book of the Super Fly chapter book series, an evil army rises against Super Fly • F ollowing the story of Eugene Flystein, a nerdy, mild-mannered housefly, Super Fly proves that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes • Todd H. Doodler knows his audience. His lively writing – paired with his equally entertaining black and white illustrations – makes this a complete package  ega-laughs, page-turning content, and fun characters – this has reluctant reader •M appeal written all over it • P erfect for fans of Captain Underpants, Galaxy Zack, Captain Awesome, My Weird School and George Brown, Class Clown A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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Unicorn Princesses Emily Bliss Sydney Hanson This sweet commercial chapter book series features sparkly, magical unicorn princesses and the human girl who befriends them • A commercial new chapter book series with unicorns! • A winning combination of magic and adventure, this is a great addition to Bloomsbury’s growing list of adorable chapter book series, like the very successful Princess Ponies series • S parkly, girly package with interior illustrations – these unicorns are colourful and gembedecked, calling for bright covers that feature foil and glitter and will jump off the shelves  lack-and-white illustrations throughout from Sydney Hanson •B • E mily Bliss is a debut with natural charm and talent. We’re glad to be launching her with this fabulously fun and magical series

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

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Princess Ponies Chloe Ryder Rainbow Magic meets My Little Pony. Four magical new seasonal titles are coming in 2017: Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Christmas! Be transported to the enchanted island of Chevalia for princesses, ponies and adventure in an irresistible mega-series for young readers • F our new titles coming in 2017! PAPERBACK | $5.99 | 128PP RIGHTS SOLD: BRAZIL (PORTUGUESE), RUSSIA

 ver 350,000 copies sold of book 1-8 worldwide, since •O publication of book #1 in March 2013 • A perfect, pretty package irresistible to all young girls across the globe! • C hloe Ryder is the alter ego of Julia Sykes, an award-winning author of over sixty books for children – the quality of her writing in this enchanting series makes it really stand out • E ach book highlights an aspect of friendship, from loyalty to teamwork • B ooks 3&4 are scheduled for Autumn 2017 and 5&6 are scheduled for Winter 2018

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Pennybaker School is Headed for Disaster Jennifer Brown For fans of authors like Gordon Korman and Stuart Gibbs, acclaimed author Jennifer Brown has created a humorous and fun new middle-grade series about the adventures of normal kids with extraordinary talents • J ennifer Brown is the author of the middle-grade novels How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel and Life on Mars, a 2015 CCBC Bestof-the-Year Pick. She’s also the author of the highly-acclaimed YA novels Hate List, Bitter End, Perfect Escape,Thousand Words, and Torn Away • T wo-book series JULY 2017 HARDBACK | $16.99 | 272PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: GERMANY, ROMANIA

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The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo Stephen Bramucci Arree Chung Indiana Jones meets Lemony Snicket in this exciting new middle-grade adventure with a unique, fully designed package that will be a must-have for all aspiring adventurers. This voice-driven story will keep readers laughing and on the edge of their seats with booby-trapped tunnels, poisonous darts, lumbering henchmen, and much more! Advance Praise from Newbery Award-Winning author Matt de la Peña: “In this dazzling debut, Stephen Bramucci, takes us on the ride of a lifetime.” AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK | $16.99 | 304PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• F unny, high-action, fully illustrated and designed, commercial series from exciting debut author Stephen Bramucci • Illustrator Arree Chung burst onto the scene with his debut picture book Ninja! and will bring the humour and fun of this story to a whole new level, with maps, journals, blue-print drawings, and more! • T wo books signed in the series, the second book will be publishing in Spring 2018

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Prisoner of Ice and Snow Ruth Lauren In this Russian-inspired fantasy debut that’s Frozen meets Prison Break, a girl will do anything to free her sister from jail – even if it means getting arrested to break her out from the inside • A fun and pacy middle grade fantasy with a great hook – a girl who gets arrested on purpose and plans a prison break with her sister that unravels a web of deceit • A cquired in a hot, buzzy auction! Rights pre-empted in Italy! • C ommercial, high-concept themes: sisters who must prove their innocence, deadly secrets surrounding the throne, and high stakes • T he first book set in Demidova, a Frozen-esque Russian-inspired kingdom that is prime for exploring in a series arc • F eatures characters to root for, including Valor, a tough, resourceful girl protagonist whose determination and smarts are sure to win readers over. The colorful cast is so appealing, and Valor must put her trust in the unlikeliest of people

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

Time Stoppers: Quest for the Golden Arrow Carrie Jones In the exhilarating second book in New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones’s sweeping middle-grade fantasy series, the evil Raiff has kidnapped Time Stopper Annie’s guardian – and only Annie can stop him and save her magical new home • A sweeping adventure, this is the second in a three-book series • T ime Stoppers is the middle grade series debut from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones. In addition to the New York Times bestsellers Need and Captivate, Carrie is also the author of Girl, Hero; Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) and Tips on Having a Gay (Ex-)Boyfriend A L S O AVA I L A B L E •W  ith magic, power, games, and an incredible cast of creature and characters, the Time Stoppers series is perfect for all those young readers desperate to be swept away on a magical and page-turning adventure

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

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

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

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

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Rebellion of Thieves: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure Kekla Magoon For fans of Percy Jackson comes the second instalment in this high-adventure retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale from award-winning author Kekla Magoon • T he second book in this new series with an unforgettable heroine and a diverse band of characters continues to treat readers to feats of courage and daring deeds • T hree book series concludes in October 2017 • T he first book received a rave review from bestselling author Rick Riordan in the New York Times • K ekla Magoon gives Robin Hood a fresh spin with an alternate urban setting, elements of girl power and a diverse group of friends • K ekla Magoon is the acclaimed author of several young adult novels: X (with Ilyasah Shabazz), How it Went Down, 37 Things I Love, Fire in the Streets, and The Rock and the River. Kekla received the 2010 ALA Coretta Scott King New Talent Award, a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor Winner and is a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee and National Book Award Finalist

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The Frog Princess Returns E.D. Baker Fifteen years after E. D. Baker’s The Frog Princess – the inspiration for Disney’s The Princess and the Frog – hit the scene, Princess Emma and her beloved frog prince return for a delightfully new, magical adventure • T he Frog Princess has sold almost 300,000 copies across all editions since its publication 15 years ago as it continues to be one of our top backlist titles. This return to the original characters, setting, and world has been eagerly anticipated and is sure to build on and expand the first book and series’ success • E .D. Baker is one of Bloomsbury’s biggest selling authors, with total sales of her books well over 1 million copies world-wide • T he perfect combination of humour and magic – signature E. D. Baker storytelling that parents and readers alike can trust

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• T here is more to come – E.D. Baker’s new chapter book series, Magic Animal Rescue launches in Winter 2017 and continues with two more titles in Fall 2017, plus a fourth Fairy-Tale Matchmaker book!

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The Princess and the Pearl E.D. Baker Princess Annie sets sail on the high seas in the sixth tale of the wildly popular Wide-Awake Princess series • E .D. Baker’s Wide-Awake Princess series has sold almost 300,000 copies in all editions combined!  ith over a million books in print across her series E.D. Baker is a pillar of the •W Bloomsbury list • F resh new setting on the seas: Princess Annie has journeyed all over, but never before on a ship

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The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker: The Truest Heart E.D. Baker From acclaimed author E.D. Baker comes the third book in a series that casts beloved fairy-tale characters in a whole new light • J ust as she did with her Wide-Awake Princess series, E.D. Baker spins a tale that is perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine and Diana Wynne Jones • Cory is a strong-minded female protagonist with super matchmaking powers!

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• E .D. Baker is the author of the Tales of the Frog Princess series, The Wide-Awake Princess series, and many other delightful A L S O AVA I L A B L E books for young readers. Over a million copies of her books have been sold

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Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Shannon Hale

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

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Saturdays at Sea Jessica Day George Jessica Day George’s magical bestselling series comes to a rousing conclusion as Celie and her family set sail on a grand ship made in the likeness of their beloved Castle. And the series has an exciting new look! • R eaders continue to love the charm and adventure of Celie and her magical Castle, now in its fifth book in the series with more than 240,000 copies sold overall! • A magical, shape-shifting castle, a trio of sharp young protagonists, and whimsical humour that’s spot on for middle grade. For fans of Natalie Babbitt, Lynne Reid Banks, Diana Wynne Jones, and Elizabeth Winthrop • J essica Day George has so far been translated into eight languages and her international profile continues to grow. She is a favourite with reviewers – from bloggers to industry reviews to booksellers, readers can’t get enough of this accessible, high-quality, highconcept series • Jessica Day George is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tuesdays at the Castle series, as well as Silver in the Blood, the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and the Dragon Slippers series

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Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy Edited by Ameriie This edgy anthology teams up acclaimed YA authors and popular YouTubers to create 13 fairy tales and 13 inspired works – all from a “villain’s” perspective, in the vein of Maleficent or Wicked • A fun twist on anthologies with great commercial potential, teaming up authors and popular YouTubers • A ll of the stories will feature a “villain’s” perspective, playing into the popular retelling genre. This will be a great next read for fans of Danielle Paige or Marissa Meyer, or the movie Maleficent • The 13 YouTubers, along with anthology editor Ameriie, are already reaching over 1.1 million viewers via their channels!

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• E xcellent opportunity to promote on different platforms in a big way – with YouTubers as well as familiar authors attached, this project has the potential to reach new readers through many new and exciting paths • C ontributing authors include bestselling and buzzy names Renée Ahdieh, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon, with a foreword and a story from anthology editor Ameriie. • Contributing YouTubers include Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney, (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

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

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The Possible Tara Altebrando Another twisty psychological suspense from the author of The Leaving, where a teen searches for answers about her mother’s dark history, telekinesis, and the power of will  aunting, commercial storytelling from an author to watch – •H Tara’s first book with Bloomsbury, The Leaving, sold in three languages before publication and secured a range of starred reviews for its suspense, plot twists, and stellar writing • T here is a market for strong standalone fiction, and this story gives readers plenty to talk about with its compelling and pacey plot • T he story unfolds in several different media, and it makes for an engaging read. Reminiscent of the kind of unfolding drama in Serial, it’s truly contemporary storytelling • P opular fiction and movies are filled with our fascination with the ability to control physical objects with our minds — think the Force in Star Wars, CARRIE, and MATILDA! JUNE 2017 HARDBACK | $17.99 | 304PP OPTION PUBLISHERS: THE NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY, TURKEY

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Piecing Me Together Renee Watson A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success. Renee Watson delivers a thoughtful and relevant story about race, privilege, and female relationships • Timely topics presented with thoughtful and beautiful writing, and characters that readers will love and identify with • B urgeoning author profile: With each book Renee Watson is growing her profile as an up-and-coming poetic writer. Renee is active in the We Need Diverse Books campaign  iverse, not-often-seen setting and premise: Watson presents a world that does •D not get enough shelf space in YA literature—young, black women navigating contemporary life and important questions • Interesting mentor/mentee relationship: Jade and Maxine’s kind of friendship isn’t often seen in the YA market, and it adds another level of depth to the story

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• A dvance praise from award-winning authors Jason Reynolds, Jackie Woodson and Meg Medina

Nowhere Near You Leah Thomas Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their letters continue, chronicling their lives in fascinating and often hilarious detail. As their worlds widen, both boys meet other teens like them – other Blunderkids who are living complicated and amazing lives. But can Ollie and Moritz find a way to reconcile their troubled past while hoping for a bright future? • S equel to an acclaimed literary debut from talented author to watch. After an incredibly warm response, Leah continues the story of Ollie and Moritz in another emotional, funny, and original story that will sit well among our literary YA • B ecause You’ll Never Meet Me was a William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist and was nominated for the UK’s prestigious Carnegie Award. Readers will be on their toes as the stakes are raised for these two unusual boys • A blend of science fiction, compelling mystery, and coming of age, unlike any other story that’s out there

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An Acceptable Loss Len Vlahos From William C. Morris award finalist Len Vlahos comes a high-concept, engaging new novel that’s Homeland for teens. Fahkir has just left everything familiar behind to come to America, but there’s no time for him to adjust to his new neighborhood and school. He still lives in the shadow of his father’s tragic death back in his home country. Desperate for closure, he starts his new life with a secret plan that no one can ever discover. But even as Fahkir keeps his true intentions hidden, he finds himself making friends—and even falling in love with a girl at school. He must make a choice: get justice for his father’s death, or protect these new people he has come to care for

Photography by Kristen Gilligan

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 ighly acclaimed author Len Vlahos crafts a nuanced, thoughtful •H world where the lines between right and wrong are blurred and takes a sensitive look at important issues in the same way he did in his previous well-received novels The Scar Boys and Life in a Fishbowl  ripping, brilliantly written contemporary YA read. The high •G concept pitch is brilliantly executed and makes for a compelling read that’s impossible to put down • L en’s first novel with us, Life in a Fishbowl, has already sold in over a 12 languages worldwide

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

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Empire of Storms Sarah J. Maas Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe and fans will be left breathless as kingdoms collide in this fifth instalment in the New York Times bestselling series • T he New York Times and USA Today bestselling Throne of Glass series has built with each book and earned many awards & accolades. Throne of Glass was a Kirkus Best Teen Book, and Amazon Best Book, and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book, and Queen of Shadows was named the Good Reads Choice Award winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi for 2015. Sarah J. Maas’s other series, A Court of Thorns and Roses debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list with book #2, A Court of Mist and Fury, and has remained on the list for nineteen weeks and counting HARDBACK | $18.99 | 720PP RIGHTS SOLD: BRAZIL (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE) BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND, RUSSIA, SPAIN, VIETNAM OPTION PUBLISHERS: BOSNIA, CHINA (COMPLEX CHINESE), CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FRANCE, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, INDONESIA, ISRAEL, IRAN, ITALY, JAPAN, KOREA, LITHUANIA, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, SWEDEN, THAILAND, TURKEY, VIETNAM

• T his is a long-running pitch perfect YA fantasy series, right in line with HUGE market comps from Marissa Meyer, Marie Lu, and Kiera Cass • S arah’s series have a phenomenal track, with sales in all editions combined surpassing three million copies and the series sold into 30 languages

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The Throne of Glass Colouring Book Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Craig Phillips The New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series comes alive in this exquisite new colouring book, featuring 46 pieces of original art PAPERBACK | $15.99 | 96PP RIGHTS SOLD: CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND, SLOVAKIA

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

• Includes 46 pieces of original artwork, covering all the books in the series. There is a vast audience waiting for The Throne of Glass Colouring Book

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A Court of Thorns and Roses 3 Sarah J. Maas The sweeping next installment in the New York Times bestselling series from our biggest author, Sarah J. Maas • S arah’s Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series are global successes, published in 30 languages with more than three million copies sold. The latest book debuted at #1 on the New York Times list and has remained on the list for nineteen weeks and counting • S trong series for fantasy market with adult crossover appeal, this series is perfect for teens and adults • T here’s more on the way – the sixth and final instalment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series will be coming out in September 2017! • S arah has official licensing with Litographs, which creates Throne of Glass T-shirts, totes, and posters, and with the A Court of Thorns and Roses series being optioned for film, her brand just continues to grow and grow A L S O AVA I L A B L E

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New Forthcoming Publishing by Sarah J. Maas! •  A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book: June 2017 •  A Throne of Glass novella: June 2017 •  The World of Throne of Glass: October 2017 •  2 A Court of Thorns and Roses novellas: May 2018 & May 2020 •  3 new novels in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series: May 2019, May 2021, & May 2022

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

The Trick to Landing Jenny Kaczorowski When you wipe out in life, who helps you get back up again? After a gnarly fall in competition, a DUI, and moving in with her mom dashed her hopes for a spot in this year’s X Games, 16-yearold skateboarder Summer O’Neill is left with one last shot at redemption. But her fresh start is even harder than getting back on the half pipe: hours of community service, a party girl reputation she can’t shake, and life with a mother she hardly knows leave Summer scrambling to keep her world stable. The very last thing Summer is looking for is a boyfriend, at least until she meets Sebastian Vega. Steady, unassuming, and selfassured, he’s everything she’s not. Before long, she’s sneaking out for midnight sandcastle building excursions and trading in her art class for private photography lessons with Bastian.

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But Summer’s past won’t stay behind her and Bastian has problems of his own – including a bleeding disorder that seeps into every aspect his life. While he pushes against the limitations of his haemophilia, she is bound by the rules of her probation. When the ramifications of her past crimes collide with his frustration, it may be more than their budding relationship can bear. With the next X Games qualifier rapidly approaching, Summer has to own up to her mistakes if she wants to soar again. If she can’t, she’ll lose more than her second chance. She’ll lose her future—in skating, and with Bastian.

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Mark of the Cyclops: An Ancient Greek Mystery Saviour Pirotta Athens, 434 BC. Nico’s new friend Thrax has a strange knack of figuring things out. And when a valuable wedding vase is broken, Thrax’s special skills might just come in useful. Join Nico and Thrax as they try to solve the mystery of the Mark of the Cyclops • F lashbacks offer dramatic stories set in key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics • A ccessible, exciting mystery story, perfect for getting children interested in Ancient Greece • S aviour Pirotta is the author of the bestselling Orchard First Book of Greek Myths • A tmospheric, high quality illustrations by Freya Hartas bring the story to life MARCH 2017 PAPERBACK | £6.99 | 208PP | 9–11 ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Classic Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Dorothy M. Wheeler, foreword by Chris Riddell Beautiful artwork from 1916 brings these classic nursery rhymes to life in this stunning hardback, with a foreword by UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell • B eautiful artwork from Enid Blyton’s original illustrator, Dorothy M. Wheeler • F eatures full text and sheet music for 29 classic nursery rhymes in a beautiful hardback with full colour vintage illustrations throughout • A new edition of a 100-year-old treasure, published to delight a new audience • F eatures a foreword from UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell OCTOBER 2016 HARDBACK | £14.99 | 104PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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Lottie Lipton Adventures Dan Metcalf Meet Lottie Lipton, nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Her home in the British Museum means she is never far away from mystery and exciting adventures. With interactive clues throughout, can the reader help solve the mysteries? • A ction packed historical adventures, full of fun and excitement • Introduce a sparky, inspiring heroine who is always on the case • F ull of historical information about Ancient Egypt and Rome, and featuring puzzles for the reader to help solve the mystery • F ast paced stories and wonderful characters will have readers gripped

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Saxon Tales Terry Deary Stories of the Saxons from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. The cunning man’s apprentice learns the great secret of the trade, but it will take all her own cunning to keep it safe • E xciting, funny, historical stories; perfect for introducing children to the Saxons • T erry Deary brings history to life with passion and flair • Impeccably researched and accurately illustrated

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• P erfect for introducing children to the world of the Saxons, and their battles with Viking invaders

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

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

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Viking Tales Terry Deary A thrilling blend of Norse mythology and historical fact, the Viking Tales bring the world of Vikings vividly to life. Packed with brilliant characters and Terry Deary’s trademark humour • Exciting, funny stories which introduce the Vikings in an engaging and accessible way • R ichly detailed black and white illustrations support the text and add humour • T erry Deary was voted “Outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century” by Books for Keeps magazine, and his books are loved by millions worldwide • P erfect for children interested in history, these stories are based on real events PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 64PP | 7-9 RIGHTS SOLD: KOREA, SLOVENIA

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Codebreakers Dan Metcalf Jackson wanted to fit in at his new school but now everyone knows he’s a maths whizz. Even worse, he’s been asked to join a secret (and totally uncool) group of Codebreakers. Their mission is to solve mysteries and fight crime. So far, they’ve only found a missing hamster. But now, someone has stolen the school’s maths prize from the trophy cabinet. This looks like a case for the Codebreakers! • P art of the Black Cats series – compelling and fast-paced reads that provide the stepping stones to reading confidence • Includes great atmospheric illustrations to capture kids’ attentions • A thrilling mystery full of mind-boggling codes, perfect for budding detectives! JULY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 128PP | 9–11 ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• B y the author of the popular Lottie Lipton series

Class Six and the Eel of Fortune Sally Prue Class Six are back, and they’re on a mission: keep that nosy Mrs Knowall from finding out that their school is magic. With their beloved teacher Miss Broom sent back to teacher training, and the school in need of funds for magical supplies, Class Six will have to band together to make this year’s school fete the best yet. And everyone knows that no fete is complete without an eel that can see the future ... MAY 2017 PAPERBACK | £4.99 | 120PP | 9–11 ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

• L augh-out-loud school comedy, packed with hilarious, loveable characters and witty dialogue • C arnegie-nominated and well-known author has great experience writing for and working with children in primary schools • S equel to the hilarious Class Six and the Nits of Doom • C ompelling, fast-paced read – a stepping stone to reading confidence

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

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The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase Paul Mason There is something unusual about Stella and Tom’s friends – they’re all ghosts! Join the twins in these action-packed adventures as they try to protect their friends from Stoneyheart the ghostcatcher • F unny and exciting, ideal for children who are gaining reading confidence  ilarious illustrations from Mike Phillips bring the •H stories to life • F ast paced with short chapters and illustrations throughout to help get children reading • P art of the Black Cats series – compelling, fastpaced reads that provide the stepping stones to reading confidence

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

Revolt Against the Romans Tony Bradman Young Roman Marcus is headed for an island at the edge of the known world – Britannia. Soon, he is forced to make a choice that will change his destiny forever, as well as that of Britannia ... • P erfect for introducing children to the Roman Empire • T ony Bradman has written more than 200 books for children and his work has been translated into 25 languages APRIL 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 128PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

The Land of the Gods Sally Prue When Celtic Lucan sees a legion of Roman soldiers near his village he knows he is in trouble. Trapped as a Roman slave, can he find his way home ... and does he even want to? Join Lucan for this laugh-out-loud adventure in Roman Britain • P erfect for introducing readers to Roman History • C arnegie nominated and well-known author PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 128PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

Shield Maiden Stuart Hill When the Vikings attack, King Alfred flees with his family. But his daughter Aethelflaed doesn’t want to hide away from the battlefield; can she fulfil her destiny and become a warrior princess, a shield maiden? • C ompelling story, perfect for those learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings • B y the bestselling author of the Icemark Chronicles PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 240PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE

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

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HI G H LO W FICT ION FRO M BLO OM SBURY UK Bloomsbury High Low Books encourage and support children’s reading by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers. These high interest age, low reading age titles are carefully tailored to suit the needs of those with reading difficulties

Skate Monkey Paul Mason

The Cursed Village Monkey, Zu and Sandy need to prove they are heroes – they have been sent to earth to fight evil. Something is very wrong in the village of Weston and they friends will need all their powers to survive ...

Fear Mountain Giant footprints, strange noises, wrecked food stands... something is going on at the funfair and Skate Monkey and his friends need to find out what. Time for another adventure! JANUARY 2017 PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 72PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE INTEREST AGE 8+ READING AGE 7+

The Street Judy Waite

Kai’s Story Kai just wanted a bit of fun but now his video has gone viral, his friends are upset, and he is getting messages from strangers on the internet... Join Kai, Lena, Chelsea, and Sanjay as they struggle with friendship, family and growing up. Welcome to The Street!

Lena’s Story

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All Lena wants is to help a stray dog and hang out with her friends, Amil, Chelsea and Kai. All her dad wants is to make a deal with his boss. Somehow, things never quite seem to go according to plan... Join the four friends as they struggle with friendship, family and growing up. Welcome to The Street!


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Hopewell High Jo Cotterill

Stage Fright Alice’s parents are having problems and she has the lead in the school play. The feelings of panic start to rise ... Can her friends help her overcome her stage fright? Join the girls of Hopewell High as they tackle whatever boarding school life can throw at them.

All Too Much Samira wants to do well, her parents want her to do well, her teachers want her to well, but the pressure is starting to tell. Can her friends help before everything gets too much? Join the girls of Hopewell High as they tackle whatever boarding school life can throw at them.

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Mission Alert Benjamin Hulme-Cross

Island X Child secret agents Tom and Zilla head to Island X to investigate a dangerous billionaire and his secret lab. The brother and sister spy duo will need all their skills and gadgets to uncover the mysteries of Island X ...

Viper Attack A day out at a theme park is not as fun as it seems for child secret agents, Tom and Zilla. On a mission to prevent a kidnapping and stop a criminal gang, the brother and sister spy duo will need all their skills and gadgets to defeat a Viper Attack ...

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The Bet David Grant The school trip sounds like fun but no one can afford to go. Ed, Zac, Becca and Kat decide to try and work for the money. Soon, it is boys versus girls and they make a bet to see who can raise the most ... One thing’s for sure; the competition starts here! PAPERBACK | £5.99 | 72PP ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE INTEREST AGE 11+ READING AGE 8+

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

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

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