Welcome to our catalogue of bookish delights for the second half of 2017. This is a stellar season for our fiction list, beginning in July with Kid Normal, the irresistible, warm and funny first novel from Greg James and Chris Smith. We have not one but two books from the incandescent imagination of Katherine Rundell – The Explorer is a thrilling, romantic Amazon adventure, sure to captivate readers of ten and up, and One Christmas Wish is a magical picture-book treat illustrated by the wonderful Emily Sutton. We also have a phenomenally strong YA list which includes Carnegie Medal winner Sarah Crossan’s unforgettable, provocative and immensely moving Moonrise. Look out for Orlagh Collins’ debut No Filter – a timely story of first love, heartbreak and that summer when everything changes.
Our new non-fiction list has a whole host of beautifully presented fact-packed pleasures, led by the kaleidoscopically stunning The Picture Atlas, illustrated by Jill Calder, and the spectacular Story of Tutankhamun by Patricia Cleveland-Peck, illustrated by Isabel Greenberg. For much younger readers, we are also introducing the exciting and magical world of Princess Snowbelle with five new titles across activity and colouring books and an enchanting picture book. Our picture book list continues to deliver super-talented authors and illustrators all year round. We love Lou Carter’s spirited storytelling in There Is No Dragon In This Story – matched by unbeatably funny and stylish illustrations from Deborah Allwright. Tom Percival’s Perfectly Norman is a sensitive and charming celebration of all kinds of diversity. And the combination of Ben Faulks and David Tazzyman creates the exuberantly entertaining What Makes Me A Me? – a sure-fire hit with inquisitive small people and their parents. Happy reading!
Rebecca McNally Publishing Director and International Editor-in-Chief
National Awards 2016–17 The Bombs That Brought Us Together
by Brian WINNER Costa Children’s Book Award 2016
A Court of Mist and Fury
by Sarah J. Maas WINNER Goodreads Choice Awards: YA Fantasy 2016
Never Tickle a Tiger
by Pamela Butchart WINNER Stockport Children’s Book Award 2016, Picture Book Category
One by Sarah Crossan SHORTLISTED BAMB Readers Award 2016 WINNER Sheffield Book Awards: Young Adult 2016 Self-Destructing Science: Space Isabel Thomas & Nikalas Catlow
SHORTLISTED ASE Book of the Year 2017
Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen & Neal Layton
WINNER Sheffield Book Awards 2016 Shorter/Longer Novel WINNER Sheffield Book Awards 2016 Overall Best Book
When We Collided
by Emery WINNER MP Bookish Awards 2016
July – December 2017
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There Is No Dragon In This Story Written by
A stunningly illustrated, hilarious story of high adventure, courage and friendship, with THE most loveable dragon. From author Lou Carter, and Deborah Allwright, illustrator of the bestselling The Night Pirates
13 JULY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408864890 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408864906 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408864883 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Poor old dragon. Nobody wants him in their story. Not Goldilocks, not Hansel and Gretel – no one. But Dragon will not give up! He will find someone who wants him in their story. ANYONE. His boundless enthusiasm surely won’t get him into any trouble ... A beautifully illustrated, laugh-out-loud tale destined to be a classic. Lou Carter studied medicine then took a PGCE in primary education. Her work as a schoolteacher sparked her love of children’s picture books and There Is No Dragon In This Story is her first of three picture books with Bloomsbury. Lou lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children. Deborah Allwright is a star of the picture book world following the bestselling The Night Pirates. She was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award, and illustrated the hugely successful Don’t Read This Book! Deborah works in Islington.
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Big Box Little Box Written by
10 AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408872772 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408872789 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408872765 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
First Day at Skeleton School Sam Lloyd
A funny and stylish book starring one cool cat. Written by bestselling author Caryl Hart and illustrated by talented newcomer Edward Underwood, this will have readers laughing with delight
Do you dare look round Skeleton School? There are monsters and witches and ghouls ... Huge fun from the bestselling author/ illustrator of Calm Down, Boris and First Day at Bug School
Big box, little box Hey, that’s not a bed box. My box, your box, Snore box
Listen ... can you hear it? There’s a creepy noise ... ‘Welcome!’ smiles Mr Bones. ‘Meet the spooky girls and boys.’
How many ways can a cat interact with a box? This cat will entrance young readers as it investigates every box it can – and makes a mouse friend along the way.
At Skeleton School they howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and learn how to float through walls! Join the fun in this comic caper from a bestselling author/illustrator – it’s perfect for back to school and Halloween.
With bright, bold illustrations from Edward Underwood, this is a striking and witty book for children and adults alike. Fans of Chris Haughton, Jon Klassen and Sophy Henn will love it. Caryl Hart writes picture books and young fiction and loves walking her dog and sitting in cafes and libraries. She has written bestselling books including Whiffy Wilson, How to Catch a Dragon, How to Grow a Dinosaur, Supermarket Zoo and The Princess and the Peas.
10 AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408868812 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408868829 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873885 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Sam Lloyd is the bestselling illustrator of Calm Down, Boris (Templar) and has sold over half a million books in the UK alone. She is also the illustrator of Dino-Baby, Dino-Mummy and Dino-Daddy, the Yikes! series and First Day at Bug School for Bloomsbury. Sam lives in Brighton.
Edward Underwood is one half of the Lisa Jones Studio design team. He and his wife, Lisa, began designing their own range of cards in 2000. These days they illustrate and adorn greetings and homewares. Big Box Little Box is Edward’s first picture book.
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What Makes Me A Me?
An uplifting story about celebrating diversity and embracing what makes you you. For fans of Oliver Jeffers, Benji Davies and Rebecca Cobb
Norman had always been perfectly normal. That was until the day he grew a pair of wings! 10 AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408880968 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408880975 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408880982 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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? A poignant yet uplifting story about individuality, with stunning artwork in a striking minimal palette from the author/illustrator of Herman’s Letter. Fans of Oliver Jeffers and Benji Davies will love it. Tom Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. Tom writes and illustrates his own picture books, including Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack’s Amazing Shadow. Perfectly Norman is Tom’s fifth picture book for Bloomsbury, following Herman’s Letter, Herman’s Holiday, Bubble Trouble and By the Light of the Moon. Tom lives in Stroud with his partner and their two small children.
Ben Faulks David Tazzyman
Have you ever wondered what makes you a you? Are you like a sports car? A tree? A snail? Perfect for inquisitive little minds, from Ben Faulks (CBeebies’ Mr Bloom) and bestselling illustrator David Tazzyman Who am I? I ask myself. What makes me a ME? I think hard with all my might, And look around to see.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408867242 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408867259 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408883327 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
What makes you a you? Are you like a sports car – lightning fast? Or maybe you’re like a tree ... Do your arms stick out like branches? No? Then perhaps you’re like a snail – very slow (especially when it’s time for school!). A funny and thought-provoking look at what makes us us, from Ben Faulks (known as Mr Bloom from CBeebies) and David Tazzyman (bestselling illustrator of You Can’t Take An Elephant On the Bus). Guaranteed to feed the imagination, this celebration of being who we are is perfect for inquisitive (and inventive!) little minds. Ben Faulks is an actor and writer from Cornwall, known for his role as Mr Bloom on the CBeebies show Mr Bloom’s Nursery. He was nominated for a BAFTA for best Children’s Television Presenter in 2011. He lives in Heptonstall, Yorkshire. David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books, which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. What Makes Me A Me? is his fourth picture book for Bloomsbury. He lives in Leicestershire with his partner and their three children.
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Scary Hairy Party Written by
Illustrated by 5 OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408867167 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408867174 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408867150 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Spooky, crazy hair on bonkers animals for Halloween – another guaranteed bestselling treat from the hugely commercial pairing of Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra You’re invited to a party. What fun! Hip, hip, hooray! So come along to Monster’s house at three o’clock today. Raymond the hairdresser is scarily busy. Everyone wants to look their best for Monster’s party. But a series of disasters at Raymond’s salon – oops, too much hair gel, oops, the dyes have been muddled – leave his customers disappointed ... Until they discover Monster’s party has a very special theme! A very silly, scary-hairy story that is perfect for youngsters at Halloween! From a bestselling author and illustrator. Claire Freedman is the bestselling author of the Aliens Love Underpants series, which has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Claire’s picture books for Bloomsbury include Spider Sandwiches, Dragon Jelly and Monster Max’s Shark Spaghetti. Claire lives in Essex. Sue Hendra is the creator of several bestselling picture books including Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Sue’s picture books for Bloomsbury are Spider Sandwiches, Dragon Jelly, Monster Max’s Shark Spaghetti and Four Silly Skeletons. Sue lives in Brighton.
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How Many Quacks Till Christmas? Written by
A Christmas tale of farmyard fun from two well known talents. How many animal noises can YOU make?
2 NOVEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408871072 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408871089 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408871065 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
‘How many quacks till Christmas?’ the ducklings want to know. ‘How many quacks till Christmas?’ and ‘Quack, will there be snow?’ Puppy is pouncing round the farmyard one evening when he is assailed by various animals wanting to know how many quacks, moos, baas or neighs there are until Christmas. Luckily, the answer is – only one! With lashings of Christmas joy, and much fun to be had with animal noises, this is the perfect funny Christmas gift. By a super commercial author and illustrator pairing with combined sales of over 230,000 in the UK alone. Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art and later became a children’s author. Mark has written 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). Ed Eaves has been working as an illustrator since 2000, when he graduated from Kingston University in Surrey with a first class honours degree. Ed is the award-winning illustrator of Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur. Ed lives with his wife and their two dogs in Kent.
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13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408870167 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408870143 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Up, Up and Away
Alfie in the Woods
Orson is about to find out that sometimes you have to let go of the things you love the most, from award-winning Tom McLaughlin
The third picture book about Alfie, the little rabbit with the BIG imagination. During an autumnal walk in the woods, Alfie goes on a wild creature adventure!
What does it take to build your very own planet? Orson is about to find out.
Alfie Rabbit is walking through the woods. His world turns from real to imagined as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he’s turning into different woodland animals. Alfie is a gliding owl, a sticky prickly hedgehog and a just-woken bear ... ROAR!
BOOM! He has it – a tiny planet, right there in his bedroom! But it seems that BUILDING a planet is the easy bit; taking care of it is a different thing altogether. Over time, Orson realises that his planet needs to be free and that sometimes you have to let go of the things you love the most ... A heart-warming story about life’s possibilities and disappointments with an uplifting ending that will resonate with fans of Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen and Chris Haughton.
Debi Gliori’s Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award.
Tom McLaughlin has illustrated several books for Bloomsbury, including The Story Machine, which has received wonderfully positive reviews and has sparked a number of thoughtprovoking articles on dyslexia (which Tom understands well, being dyslexic himself). Tom loves drinking tea, eating lunch and drawing (in no particular order). He lives in Devon.
Debi Gliori is a much loved and bestselling author of over 80 books for children, including the bestselling No Matter What (Bloomsbury) and the Mr Bear series (Orchard). Debi lives near Edinburgh and has twice been writer in residence in the Shetland Isles. Her favourite colour is blue or, more precisely, four different shades of blue: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, Mediterranean turquoise blue and warm ultramarine blue.
What George Forgot
Sir Scaly Pants and the Dragon Thief
The morning routine gets a hilarious twist in this funny, fresh picture book that will resonate with parents who have a daily battle trying to leave the house George is great at remembering things. When it’s time to get ready for school, he remembers to wake up his family and put on his favourite fuzzy jumper and brand new superhero watch. He remembers to eat breakfast, tell his daily knock-knock joke and brush his teeth. He even remembers to put on his backpack. So why does George feel like he is forgetting something? 13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408884027 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
A delightful book for toddlers, celebrating their irrepressible imagination, with exquisite illustrations featuring all sorts of woodland creatures.
This uproariously funny picture book offers a fresh spin on a morning routine. Readers know what George forgot, but will he ever figure it out? Kathy Wolff lives in Overland Park, Kansas, with her husband and her two funny kids. She attempts to balance writing, mum-ing and greeting-card making ... all while trying to remember not to forget anything.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408872048 / £11.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
John Kelly Arise, Sir Scaly Pants, and meet your match! The second hilarious story featuring Sir Scaly Pants and his trusty steed, Guinevere. From Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted illustrator John Kelly When an evil fire-breathing dragon kidnaps the king, Sir Scaly and Guinevere vow to rescue him. Their journey takes them to lands afar, and when they finally catch up with the wicked king-napping dragon, Scaly knows he’s met his match. But is the evil dragon really as bad as everyone thinks, or can Scaly uncover the truth and finally make a friend? 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 (Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner and Scoop! ). This is John’s fourth picture book for Bloomsbury.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408856055 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408856062 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408856048 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Richard Byrne is the illustrator of This Book Just Ate My Dog! and We’re In the Wrong Book! He worked in graphic design before turning to children’s books. Richard lives with his wife and two children in Chichester.
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I Went to See Santa
A soothing bedtime rhyme from the much loved and bestselling author/illustrator Debi Gliori
A brilliantly funny book based on the much loved memory game ‘I went to the shop ...’ Follows I Went to the Supermarket but with a seasonal twist!
Goodnight ice and goodnight snow, Goodnight lights above, aglow.
I went to see Santa and I got ...
Join in the list of important things to say goodnight to – ships, animals, plants, toys and of course, the sun – in this beautifully illustrated rhyming text, perfect for bedtime. 5 OCTOBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408872741 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408872727 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Debi Gliori’s Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award.
When a brother and sister go to see Santa, they compete to see who can be given the most bizarre and brilliant things. As they try to remember all the Christmas gifts, everything escalates until ... It’s CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE! A new take on an old favourite – children will love this laugh-out-loud, test-your-memory story, with reindeer, penguins, a gingerbread tree and much, much more!
5 OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408844717 / £11.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408844724 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408844731 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Follows the hilarious I Went to the Supermarket, also by Paul Howard. Paul Howard studied a graphic design course that specialised in illustration, and worked at the Natural History Museum before becoming a full-time illustrator. Amongst other books, he illustrated the enormously popular The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and wrote and illustrated Bugville (both published by Egmont). Paul now lives in Belfast with his wife and children. This is his second picture book with Bloomsbury.
5 OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408872079 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
All The Way Home
Can Daddy Penguin and Little One find their way home before Mummy realises they’re gone? A festive and gentle tale from the bestselling Debi Gliori, creator of No Matter What
A gorgeously charming story of a lonely little penguin, guaranteed to melt hearts everywhere!
Daddy Penguin looks 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 brave Daddy Penguin and his new little one get all the way home before Mummy returns?
In the frozen Antarctic one curious little penguin decides to explore the ice and snow and sea. On his travels he sees two blue whales, a family of sea lions and a whole school of orca ... but soon Penguin starts to miss his own family.
Adults and their little ones will love cosying up to read this wintry tale with a warm heart.
Sometimes coming home is the best adventure of all.
Debi Gliori’s Dragon Loves Penguin was shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award, while her No Matter What is a perennial favourite all over the world.
Tony Mitton was born in North Africa and has lived in Germany and Hong Kong. Now settled in Cambridge, England, he has written many picture books, including the Amazing Machines series (Kingfisher). This is Tony’s second book with Bloomsbury.
Debi Gliori is a much loved and bestselling author of over 80 books for children, including the bestselling No Matter What (Bloomsbury) and the Mr Bear series (Orchard). Debi lives near Edinburgh and has twice been writer in residence in the Shetland Isles. Her favourite colour is blue or, more precisely, four different shades of blue: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, Mediterranean turquoise blue and warm ultramarine blue.
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16 NOVEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408862957 / £9.99 EBOOK / 9781408862940 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Alison Brown studied fine art at Liverpool and then became a graphic designer and has been illustrating for the past five years. She was brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland, but now lives in Leeds.
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Bobo & Co. Colours and Bobo & Co. Numbers Nicola Killen Meet Bobo and his friends! Lift-the-flap first concept fun for preschoolers, with sweet illustrations from Nicola Killen
10 AUGUST 2017 BOARD BOOK / 9781408880012 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Featuring Bobo and his friends, Snap the crocodile, Riff the giraffe and the rest of the gang, this is an enjoyable and engaging new lift-the-flap first concept series – perfect for inquisitive little minds everywhere! Gorgeous illustrations with very cute characters mean preschoolers will fall in love with Bobo and Co. Fans of Tilly and Friends and Poppy Cat will enjoy lifting the flaps to see more of the story. Nicola Killen worked in greetings design for several years before embarking on an MA in children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Since graduating in 2009 she has been busy writing and illustrating picture books, board books and pop-up books. She still loves drawing as much as she did when she was young ... Rhinos and penguins are her favourite subjects! These are her first books for Bloomsbury. 10 AUGUST 2017 BOARD BOOK / 9781408880029 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO COMING SOON:
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Dress Up with Ted Sophy Henn Lift the flaps to find out who Ted is going to dress up as today. Toddlers will adore this chunky board book from award-winning Sophy Henn – perfect for little people with big imaginations
5 OCTOBER 2017 BOARD BOOK / 9781408880784 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Hey there, Ted! Are you playing dressing up? Who will Ted be today? A brave knight with a pet dragon? A jolly pirate captain? Or maybe an awesome astronaut? Lift the flaps to find out where Ted’s creative imagination will take him.
My First Bible Stories: The Nativity
With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this bold and creative new book in the Ted series will delight preschoolers and is ideal for little hands.
Time to Go with Ted Sophy Henn Lift the flaps to find out where Ted is going on an adventure today. Toddlers will adore this chunky board book from award-winning Sophy Henn – perfect for little people with big imaginations
5 OCTOBER 2017 BOARD BOOK / 9781408880876 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Time to go, Ted! Where will Ted go today? Will he be catching lions in the grass? Spotting polar bears in the freezer? Or maybe hanging out with a bunch of hungry monkeys? Lift the flaps to find out where Ted’s creative imagination will take him. With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this bold and creative new book in the Ted series will delight preschoolers and is ideal for little hands. Sophy Henn studied fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London-based career in advertising, then completed an MA in Illustration at the University of Brighton. Now she writes and illustrates children’s books full-time in Sussex. She has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Where Bear? in 2015 and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards in 2014. She was the World Book Day Illustrator for 2016.
Learn the joy of the nativity story, with this first Bible Stories board book. The perfect first Christmas gift!
5 OCTOBER 2017 BOARD BOOK / 9781408883624 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Do you know the Christmas story? Read with your little one as you join the shepherds, travel with the wise kings, and visit the stable. A gentle introduction to a well-known and well-loved Bible story. With charming, bright illustrations, and all the magic of Christmas! Charlotte Guillain has worked in children’s publishing for over a decade and now writes non-fiction for children. She has written on a range of subjects, including outer space, the environment and teeth! She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two young children. Lesley Grainger grew up in a small fishing town in Yorkshire. As a child she knew she always wanted to be an artist, and she received a BA (Hons) First Class degree in Illustration and Design. Lesley now lives in California.
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Little Baby Books Mel Four Stylish, monochrome first word board books with bright foil decoration on every page Enjoy reading first words to your baby, with beautiful illustrations of everyday objects. Your baby will love the bold illustrations and the shiny coloured foil on every page. Including first words such as bird, bee, snail, sock, bear, cup and goodnight! 13 JULY 2017 BOARD BOOK / 9781408873786 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Outdoors is packed with first words for the garden, the park, and other outdoor adventures. Everyday includes first words for your baby’s daily routine. Black and white board books are perfect for helping your baby to identify first objects and their very first words. The eye catching foil design will ensure these books will continue to be well loved throughout their first few formative years. Mel Four is a hugely versatile book cover designer and illustrator. She lives in London with her husband and two sons. As well as loving drawing and reading (of course!) Mel enjoys family camping trips and all crafts, especially knitting and crochet.
13 JULY 2017 BOARD BOOK / 9781408873762 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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RSPB Nature: A Seasonal Colouring Book Flora Waycott Colour your way through the seasons, and watch nature evolve through the year with this beautiful colouring book, published in partnership with the RSPB The natural world is a kaleidoscope of beautiful colours: from the bright pastel first buds of spring and the lush green of freshly-cut summer grass to the rusty red copper of autumn leaves or the frosted white blanket of snow in winter. 10 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408879276 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Bring nature to life in every season: What colour are the Michaelmas Daisies? What texture are the kingfisher’s feathers? Where will the hedgehog hibernate? Flora Waycott’s delicate black and white illustrations of birds, bugs, animals and flowers will take you on a creative journey of discovery through nature. Grab your colouring pencils and enjoy! Flora Waycott has a degree in Textile Design from the Winchester School of Art. She draws inspiration from elements of nature and everyday objects, incorporating these with sweet characters and patterns that are influenced by her childhood spent in Japan. She is based in New Zealand.
Princess Snowbelle Collection Lucy Fleming Step into the magical world of Princess Snowbelle and discover what it’s like to be a snow princess with this enchanting new series Far away, in a castle that glistens as white as snow, lives the beautiful Princess Snowbelle. When she’s not out exploring the enchanted wood with her pony Icetail, she’s dancing at royal snow balls and skating on the frozen lake with her best friends. Adventure to the top of the ice mountain, design a beautiful snow garden and write your own snow princess story with Princess Snowbelle’s Activity and Sticker Book. With over 400 stickers to choose from, you can create exciting sticker scenes in Princess Snowbelle’s Castle Sticker Activity Book. Who is twirling round the ballroom? What will Snowbelle wear to the royal ball? Bring this wonderfully wintery world to life in Princess Snowbelle’s Colouring Book, packed with beautiful scenes – from the frozen lake to the grand ballroom. Find out all the secrets about being a snow princess in Princess Snowbelle’s Secrets. You can record your own secrets and dreams, too! In Snowbelle’s first picture book, Princess Snowbelle and the Snowstorm, Snowbelle must rescue her friend, Sparkleshine, from a swirling snowstorm. Luckily, her magic woodland friends are there to help! Can she find Sparkleshine and still get back in time to sing at the Snow Ball? Lucy Fleming has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood, and she never dreamed that drawing could become her full-time job! She has a first class degree in illustration from the University of Lincoln.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408888605 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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7 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408877371 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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My First French Words and My First Spanish Words Lesley Grainger
13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408876794 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Get to grips with French and Spanish with these fantastic first languages activity books. Packed with first words for all your favourite animals, objects and lots of other everyday things! In these brilliant, bright and easy to understand introductions to French and Spanish, each word is written first in English and then in French or Spanish. With colourful illustrations to support early language recognition and comprehension throughout, you will grasp the language quicker than you ever imagined. You will start by learning simple words and phonics, before building up to more difficult words. With over 300 stickers to find and match to the correct words in each book and activities to practice your language skills! Lesley Grainger grew up in a small fishing town in Yorkshire. As a child she knew she always wanted to be an artist, and she received a BA (Hons) First Class degree in Illustration and Design. Lesley now lives in California.
13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408873700 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Fold-up Halloween Fortune Tellers Tear and fold the pages of this book to make fun fold-up fortune tellers. Uncover terrifically terrifying, stupendously spooky, and completely hilarious fortunes that could happen to you this Halloween
21 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408888629 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Dare to be scared with these ghoulishly gruesome fortune tellers. Some fortunes have been written for you, others are only half written so it is up to you to decide how the story will end and some have been left blank so you can invent your own fortunes to share with your friends. Can you avoid the wicked witch’s spell? Can you outrun the vampire with his toothy grin? Or will you get caught in the blast of the snozzle-nose snot monster’s sneeze? With colourful illustrations on every page, you can make creepy, crazy and completely hilarious Halloween fortunes for all your friends.
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The Story of Tutankhamun Illustrated by Written by
10 AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408876787 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
This book brings to life the astonishing story of Tutankhamun through the beautiful illustration of Isabel Greenberg and the fascinating writing of Patricia Cleveland-Peck Uncover the true story of an Egyptian king, and the 20th century explorer who found him. Discover the troubles Tutankhamun faced as a young king, his untimely death, and his legacy, which lay hidden for centuries. Pore over his treasures, learn the steps of mummification, and see Tutankhamun’s fascinating story bought to life. Travel through history with Howard Carter, on his quest to uncover Tutankhamun’s hidden tomb, his incredible discovery, and our continued hunt to understand and unearth the riches of Ancient Egyptian life. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the story of the most famous boy king, and a world-changing discovery. Isabel Greenberg is a London based illustrator, comic artist and writer. She has had two graphic novels published: The Encyclopedia of Early Earth and The One Hundred Nights of Hero. In 2011 she won The Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize. She enjoys illustrating all things historical. Patricia Cleveland-Peck has published 16 children’s books and four adult non-fiction books. She has compiled programmes for the BBC and had 2 radio plays and 1 stage play performed. As her ‘day job’ she works as a travel journalist specialising in gardens abroad. With You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus she returned to the world of children’s books after a long absence – and is enjoying being there very much!
Facts! Illustrated by Written by
Fascinating facts for every single day in the year: impress your friends with an awesome fact each day! Explore a world of topics, from hilarious animals, to unbelievable-buttrue science facts, mind-blowing space stats, and incredible human achievements. Did you know that Ancient Romans used wee to whiten their teeth?
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408884621 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Have you heard of the parrotfish, which covers itself in a cosy, thick layer of its own slime before it goes to sleep? Why not celebrate New Year’s Eve like the Estonians: tuck into seven meals to give you strength for the year ahead. Delicious! It’s most important to know that you should never shake hands with a bushbaby: the animals pee on their paws so that they leave a smelly trail wherever they go. Fatti Burke is an illustrator with a combined love of mapmaking and travel: she likes nothing more than drawing the places around her. She graduated from NCAD in 2012 and has been working as an illustrator ever since, creating many beautiful and exciting things, including the award-winning Irelandopedia. Originally from Co. Waterford, Fatti now lives and works in Dublin City. Tracey Turner has written more than 30 books for children on a variety of subjects, from rude words to the entire history of the universe. Her books include the best-selling 101 Things You Need to Know, the acclaimed Comic Strip series, the hilariously funny Hard Nuts of History series and many, many more. She also worked as the editor on the Horrible Histories series and knows all sorts of funny and clever facts. She lives in Bath with Tom and their son Toby.
The Picture Atlas Illustrated by Written by
Discover the world continent-by-continent with Bloomsbury’s beautiful The Picture Atlas
21 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408884867 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Explore the world 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. With stunning illustrations from the incredible Jill Calder, The Picture Atlas is quite unlike anything you’ve seen before. From the freezing Arctic Circle with its powerful orca whales, to the amazing Sydney Opera House and the Great Barrier Reef, learn, explore and be amazed by the wonders of the world. Bursting full of beautiful artwork, informative maps and astounding facts, take a trip around the world like you’ve never seen it before. Jill Calder relishes blending traditional and digital image-making methods as seamlessly as possible to create her award winning illustrations and lettering. Simon Holland has been writing and editing non-fiction books for more than seventeen years. Simon has worked on countless books for Bloomsbury and is author of the beautiful A Miscellany of Magical Beasts.
A Christmas Advent Story Illustrated by Written by
Let’s countdown to Christmas! A beautiful first Christmas Advent book, with 25 flaps, designed to introduce children to first words and help them count down to Christmas
5 OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408889787 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Follow a little girl, boy and their dog on their countdown to Christmas Day through beautiful festive scenes, including: ice skating, Christmas shopping, carol singing, plus lots more. Look out for the sad old snowman and find out what happens to him in the end! A book to treasure that children will want to come back to every year. Children will also love learning about first words, such as cat, train, snow and bird, and will have fun finding each flap and learning to count. Stunning illustrations from Hannah Tolson make this book the perfect Christmas gift. Originally from a small town near Leeds, Hannah Tolson moved the long way down to Falmouth, Cornwall to study illustration, by the sea. After graduating in 2013, she now still lives and continues to illustrate there. Bold colours and playful compositions inspire Hannah. A Christmas Advent Story is Hannah’s first book for Bloomsbury.
The Awesome Book of Animals Written by
The next instalment from an award-winning author. Be amazed by hilarious, mindfizzing, weird and wacky facts about animals!
Create Your Own Christmas Written by
Get ready to take control of the most important time of the year – and create your OWN Christmas! 5 OCTOBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408882207 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Have you spent all year dreaming of turkey, tinsel and Christmas trees? Wait no more! These pages are full of action-packed activities like you’ve never seen before: Make a sleigh launcher to start Christmas with a whizz Paint a festive scene with leftovers from your Christmas dinner Create a Santa who can scramble up walls and windows Have a snowball fight, even when there isn’t any snow Make your own Christmas cracker to start your celebrations with a BANG Plus many, many more inventive and exciting activities – this book will have you tearing, folding, cutting, experimenting and scribbling, as you create your very own Christmas! Isabel Thomas is the author of over 80 books and has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her experimenting, inventing, drawing, exploring and wearing out her library card. Isabel read Human Sciences at Oxford University, before working in journalism and children’s publishing. She lives in Cambridge, where she’s zookeeper to three young sons and a primary school governor. Katie Abey is an illustrator who lives in a teeny hobbit-like house in Derbyshire with a cat, a hedgehog and a husband. Her work often features animals, and she likes using a lot of colour: this love of colour is reflected in her brightly coloured studio space and her hair, which frequently changes colour to match its surroundings. When Katie is not drawing awkward cats and llamas she enjoys yoga, reading and referring to herself in the third person.
Did you know that there is a tree-climbing fish? Or that some bees drink crocodile tears? Or that a jellyfish was sent into space? Be truly inspired by incredible facts about the creatures that share our planet. Find out: If you’re as tall as an emperor penguin or a velociraptor Whether a honey badger could beat a lion in a fight How one man was swallowed head first by a great white shark – and survived! Find out disgusting, hilarious, weird and wacky facts with this awesome book! Are you ready for another EPIC book from the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 (Best Book with Facts)? Adam Frost is one of the UK’s most exciting children’s writers. He has won the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 – Best Book with Facts, and been nominated for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. When Adam is not collecting weird and wonderful facts, he works as a website editor and information designer for publications such as The Guardian, Buzzfeed and The BFI. His favourite animal is the brown-throated sloth.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408885130 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
How To Write Poems Written by
Jam-packed with poetic inspiration, amazing activities, and tips on getting started, this book will make every reader a brilliant poet: whether they already write, or want ideas to get them going How to Write Poems is bursting with exciting activities: make poems out of leaves, go on an outdoors simile hunt, play poetry games in the playground, and much more! Whether you already write poems, you’ve never written before, or you’re not even sure what a poem is – this is the book for you. Full of useful tips and starting points, How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry.
21 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408889497 / £9.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Join popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going! Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. His first solo poetry collection won the CLPE Poetry Award 2015. He performs his poetry shows with the UK’s top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, throughout the UK. NON-FICTION 31
Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees Written by 19 OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781472946416 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Featuring fun, brightly coloured illustrations and clear, honest language to explain puberty, sex, reproduction and relationships, Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees is the perfect book for helping parents and carers explain the facts of life to young children (AGES 5-7) From the author of How Are You Feeling Today? and Will You Be My Friend? comes a brand new picture book all about the birds and the bees. It's natural for young children to have questions about their bodies and where they came from, but it can seem a daunting task to answer honestly so that they understand the subtleties of puberty, sex, reproduction and relationships, and are comfortable with their bodies. This book is ideal for supporting and guiding conversations with children at a level they will understand. Molly Potter worked for several years as an SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) Development Manager, delivering teacher training and supporting primary schools in the development of their SRE programme and policy and many other aspects of PSHE. Molly now works as a teacher in a short-stay school with children that have been or are at risk from being excluded from mainstream schools - putting much of her PSHE expertise into practice. Sarah Jennings is a freelance illustrator living in London. At a very young age she discovered a love of drawing and has been scribbling and sketching ever since. She has worked on a variety of children's books including Molly Potter’s previous titles, How Are You Feeling Today? and Will You Be My Friend? You can see more of her work at sarahjenningsillustration.com
Let’s Do Punctuation Andrew Brodie Featuring a variety of fun activities and over 100 reward stickers, these activity books are all the preparation your child needs to boost their skills and confidence in using punctuation correctly Matched to the demands of the National Curriculum, the Let’s Do Punctuation activity books have been carefully devised to match the appropriate age and stage of your child. Containing a rich variety of activity pages, each book has been designed for use at home but also supports classroom learning. With regular progress tests to aid assessment, this book is the perfect way for your child to practise their punctuation and consolidate their learning. And for added enjoyment and motivation, it also contains over 100 reward stickers! Andrew Brodie was a head teacher for twelve years after many successful years in the primary classroom. He began writing his bestselling educational books in 1992 and since then has established himself as a name that teachers trust. He is still very much involved in education and continues to teach on a regular basis.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / £3.99 AGES 5–6 / 9781472940629 AGES 6–7 / 9781472940735 AGES 7–8 / 9781472940759 AGES 8–9 / 9781472940773 AGES 9–10 / 9781472940797 AGES 10–11 / 9781472940810 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 EBOOK / £3.99 AGES 5–6 / 9781472940612 AGES 6–7 / 9781472940728 AGES 7–8 / 9781472940742 AGES 8–9 / 9781472940766 AGES 9–10 / 9781472940780 AGES 10–11 / 9781472940803 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
One Christmas Wish Written by
Katherine Rundell, the award-winning and bestselling author of Rooftoppers and The Wolf Wilder, brings the magic of Christmas Eve to life in a modern-classic Christmas story, illustrated in stunning detail by renowned artist and print-maker 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 ...
19 OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408885734 / £14.99 EBOOK / 9781408885727 / £14.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a story about the spirit of Christmas and treasuring the people who really matter to us. Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe. After completing a degree in English and a doctorate on John Donne, she is now a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she studies Renaissance literature and climbs old buildings at night. Emily Sutton was born and raised in North Yorkshire and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008. She is the illustrator of the Clara Button books and The Tale of the Castle Mice by Michael Bond.
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13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408870983 / £4.99 EBOOK / 9781408870990 / £4.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Kitty’s Magic: Star the Little Farm Cat
The enchanting fourth book about Kitty, the girl who can turn into a cat! Perfect for all cat lovers and fans of Holly Webb and Daisy Meadows
Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous ... Safari Pug! The third book in a joyful illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff
Kitty is magical. She 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 the cats find purrfect solutions to their feline problems.
When Pug and Lady Miranda have a scary run-in with a lion one night (it might be hiding under the bed), Lady M decides Pug needs to face his fears and go on safari. Pug goes a bit wobbly when he finds out he’ll be coming nose to nose with Florence, the rare white lion cub, but he soon realises that lions may not be the most dangerous thing in the wildlife park ...
Kitty is visiting Strawberry Lane Farm. There are lots of animals to meet, including Star, the old farmhouse cat, and Daisy, an adorable puppy. But Star and Daisy both have tricky problems to solve. Kitty will have to figure out how to help Star without the Cat Council’s advice! And what about Daisy? Should a Cat Guardian like Kitty ever help a dog? Growing up, Ella Moonheart was always telling stories. Now that she’s an author, she’s thrilled to be able to tell stories to so many more children with her Kitty’s Magic books. Ella loves all animals, but cats most of all! She wishes she could turn into one just like Kitty, but she’s happy to just play with her pet cat, Nibbles – when she’s not writing her books, of course!
Laura James Églantine Ceulemans
Pug’s first adventure, Captain Pug, has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
2 NOVEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408866405 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408866412 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Laura James worked on projects including Veronica Guerin and Slumdog Millionaire before signing up for Bath Spa’s MA in Writing for Young People. The adventures of Pug are based on the antics of her own dogs, Brian and Florence. Laura lives in the West Country. Églantine Ceulemans was born in Belgium where she spent her childhood devouring comics before moving to France to study illustration. As well as drawing, she loves riding her blue bicycle. Églantine lives in Lyon, France.
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Spy Toys: Out of Control! Written by
The second book in this fun-filled, action-packed series that is Toy Story meets James Bond! Dan’s a teddy bear who’s so strong he can crush a car. Arabella is a doll with the temper of a rattlesnake. Flax is a robot police rabbit who’s gone rogue. Together, they are the Spy Toys, a top-secret team designed to stop criminals in their tracks! After defeating an evil elephant hybrid and saving the prime minister’s son, the Spy Toys must now track down a villain who has stolen the codes that control every toy made by Snaztacular Ultrafun. Can they save the day before the mind-controlled toys forget what it means to play nice?
10 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408870884 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408870891 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Featuring hilarious illustrations by Tim Wesson throughout, this series is perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, and David Solomons’ My Brother is a Superhero. Author Mark Powers has been making up ridiculous stories since school and is slightly shocked to find people now pay him to do it. As a child he always daydreamed that his teddy bear went off on top-secret missions, so a team of toys recruited as spies seemed a great idea for a story. He lives in Manchester.
Illustrator Tim Wesson was born somewhere in England. As a young boy he enjoyed climbing trees and drawing pictures of dogs in cars. Eventually he became an illustrator. He lives by the sea in Suffolk with his family.
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Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space Written by
A.F. Harrold Joe Todd-Stanton
The Inside Scoop on the Witches of Ritzy City Written by
Laura Ellen Anderson
5 OCTOBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408892046 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408892053 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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7 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408869475 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408869482 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Ottoline meets Douglas Adams in this quirky, laugh-out-loud new young fiction series for 7+ readers from the Carnegie longlisted author of The Imaginary Young schoolgirl-turned-reporter 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 her quiet little town, and all Greta’s got to investigate are a couple of missing cakes. But then a mysterious silver robot descends from the sky ... Greta doesn’t know it yet, but she’s the one thing standing in the way of the complete destruction of the Earth! A highly original and hugely comical new series from the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary. Perfect for fans of Chris Riddell, and Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre’s Oliver and the Seawigs and Cakes in Space. Featuring fantastic black and white illustrations by Joe ToddStanton. A.F. Harrold is an English poet who writes and performs for adults and children. He is the author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats.
The Witch Wars witches are back to take you behind the scenes of Ritzy City in this brilliant companion story Tiga and her friends are famous throughout Sinkville for their part in the Witch Wars competition, but there’s so much more of Sinkville to discover! Now, Ritzy City’s Top Witch Peggy Pigwiggle has asked Tiga and Fran to make a TV documentary called THE WORLD OF WITCH WARS – with Fluffanora helping out as fashion adviser. But whilst Tiga enjoys making the documentary, she can’t help but feel there’s something going on behind her back ... This hilarious story can be read alongside the main series and is full of character profiles, facts and activities to fascinate fans and give them everything they need to create their very own Witch Wars party.
Sibéal Pounder used to work for the Financial Times where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column. Now she writes about fabulous witches and bad mermaids in her two much loved series for Bloomsbury. Laura Ellen Anderson is a children’s book author and illustrator with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing and would like to live on the moon when humans make it possible.
Illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and now lives in South London. He studied at Bristol University, receiving a first class degree in Illustration. His work has been published by Oxford University Press, Usborne, Aquila Magazine and Flying Eye books.
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MAGGIE AND THE FLYING HORSE PAPERBACK / 9781408878286 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408882689 / £5.99
Magic Animal Rescue series Written by
MAGGIE AND THE WISH FISH PAPERBACK / 9781408878293 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408882696 / £5.99
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From bestselling author E.D. Baker comes a brand new illustrated young fiction series featuring a brilliantly spirited and original heroine ... and the magical animals and creatures she meets! Ideal for readers of the Magic Animal Friends and the Emily Windsnap series Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does – like unicorns, griffins, magic wish fish and tiny flying horses. She must learn to be a true friend to the magical animals she comes across – helping them out of trouble as they introduce her to a whole world of magical adventure ...
14 DECEMBER 2017 MAGGIE AND THE UNICORN PAPERBACK / 9781408878309 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408891117 / £5.99 MAGGIE AND THE FLYING PIGS PAPERBACK / 9781408884584 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408884591 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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E.D. Baker is the author of The Wide-Awake Princess series, The FairyTale Matchmaker series, and many other delightful books for young readers. Her The Frog Princess series was the inspiration for Disney’s hit movie, The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and their many animals in Maryland. Lisa Manuzak is a concept artist, illustrator and designer. Born and raised in Hawaii, she currently resides in upstate New York with her fiancé, two fluffy cats and many fish.
Kid Normal Written by
Greg James and Chris Smith
The first huge, heroic and hilarious children’s novel from much loved radio stars Greg James and Chris Smith, featuring brilliant black and white illustrations from Erica Salcedo throughout When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school, he can’t help but feel a bit out of his depth. 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.
13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408884539 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408884522 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
s! Meet the Super Zeroe
But just because you don’t have superpowers, it doesn’t mean you can’t save the day. 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! Readers of David Solomons, David Baddiel and Danny Wallace will love Kid Normal’s combination of infectious humour and big adventure.
Greg James is a familiar voice and face on both radio and TV. He’s the host of BBC Radio 1’s award-winning Drivetime show and he also presents the UK’s Official Charts every Friday. On screen, Greg’s recently been busy hosting Children in Need and BT Sport’s new cricket coverage. In 2016 he raised over a million pounds for Sport Relief by completing his #GREGATHLON – five triathlons in five different cities on five consecutive days. Greg has no superpowers. In his spare time he enjoys the idea of having hobbies. But in reality, he’s made all of them into work. Chris Smith is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. Since 2011 he’s been delivering the news to millions of people every day as the presenter of Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1. Before that he’d presented on Radio 5 live and Xfm. Chris enjoyed a previous, glittering, literary career as the winner of the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition 1981 (under tens section) with his tale ‘Where Are the Brandy Snaps?’. Chris has no superpowers either, although he enjoys pretending his cat Mabel can fly by picking her up and running around. Illustrator Erica Salcedo studied Fine Art at Castilla-La Mancha University, before going on to study for a masters in Graphic Design. She uses a mixture of techniques to create her illustrations – from hand-drawing to digital manipulation – and always remembers to add a pinch of humour. Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury), written by Suzi Moore, was Erica’s first picture book. She lives in Cuenca, Spain. kidnormal.com
Book 2 publishes in March 2018! NAME: NELLIE SUPERPOWER: controlling the weather
NAME: HIL DA SUPERPOWER: summoning tiny
horses from thin air
NAME: MURPH SUPERPOWER: actually , you
don’t need superpowers to be a hero
NAME: MARY ention SUPERPOWER: terrain circumv
(aka flying – as long as she has her trusty brolly)
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when he’s worried
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The Explorer Written by Photography by David Azia
10 AUGUST 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408854877 / £12.99 EXPORT/AIRSIDE / 9781408885284 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408854884 / £10.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: ROGERS, COLERIDGE & WHITE LTD. TERRITORY: COMM/EUEXCAN,OM
Award-winning author Katherine Rundell returns with a story of adventure, survival and bravery. Inspired by her expedition to the Amazon and Eva Ibbotson’s beloved Journey to the River Sea, this beautiful tale is a modern classic by the finest writer of her generation He tried to remember what had happened. There had been the plane, flying towards Manaus, the great jungle-fringed city in Brazil. Then the sky, which had just seconds before seemed so reliable, had given way. The plane had shuddered, swerved, begun to fall. And then, a great deal of black nothingness. After crashing hundreds of miles from civilisation in the Amazon rainforest, Fred, Con, Lila and Max are utterly alone. They have no food, no water and no chance of being rescued. But they are alive and they have hope. As they negotiate the wild jungle they begin to find signs that something – someone – has been there before them. Could there possibly be a way out after all?
Prisoner of Ice and Snow Ruth Lauren Valor has vowed to break her sister out of prison – from the inside. A debut fantasy adventure with sisterly love at its heart Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the crown prince. Her parents are outcasts from the royal court, her sister is banished for theft of a national treasure, and now Valor has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Demidova – a prison built from stone and ice. But that’s exactly where she wants to be. For her sister was sent there too, and now Valor embarks on an epic plan to break her out from the inside. No one has escaped from Demidova in three hundred years, and if Valor is to succeed she will need all of her strength, courage and love. Ruth Lauren lives in an old Victorian house in the West Midlands with a lot of children and cats. She likes walking in the woods, orchids and reading as many books as she can. Ruth has been a teacher and worked in many different offices. Prisoner of Ice and Snow is her debut novel.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408872758 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408886748 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe. After completing a degree in English and a doctorate on John Donne, she is now a full-time writer and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she studies Renaissance literature and climbs old buildings at night. Katherine is the bestselling author of The Wolf Wilder and Rooftoppers, which won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award and was shortlisted for many other awards. Hannah Horn is a UK-based artist who specialises in illustration, paint and printmaking. Born in Aberdeen, Hannah studied fashion illustration at the London College of Fashion. In her career thus far she has produced work for a diverse range of projects including fashion, print, skateboarding brands and album artwork. The Explorer is her first children’s fiction illustration project.
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The third book in the new blockbuster fantasy series from number one bestselling author Angie Sage, now available in paperback
Welcome to the weird and wonderful Maudlin Towers. Wildly witty and deliciously creepy, this new series from Chris Priestley is perfect for 8+ readers who like their mysteries with a bit of bite
A Todhunter Moon Adventure
Alice Todhunter Moon – known as Tod – thinks everything can go back to normal now that they have thwarted the plans of evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr, and saved the last ever Orm Egg. She’s looking forward to settling back into her life at the Wizard Tower and learning all the Magyk she can. But no one realises that without the Orm Egg returned to the heart of the Magykal ways, all the Magyk in the world will begin to fade. 10 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408865224 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408876640 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: HARPER COLLINS USA TERRITORY: COMM/UKEXCAN
Can Tod find a way to reverse the destruction? Could the mysterious StarChaser spell be the key? Or will the Magyk be lost forever? Angie Sage’s latest adventure makes a stunning conclusion to this enchanting trilogy. Angie Sage began her career illustrating books, and then started writing. She is the author of Araminta Spook and the masterful Septimus Heap series. She lives in a 15th-century house in Somerset and has two grown-up daughters.
Libby in the Middle Gwyneth Rees Real world, real girls, real emotion – bestseller Gwyneth Rees’s heartfelt fiction is perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy, Jacqueline Wilson and Judy Blume Libby and her big sister Bella used to be close, but lately it’s felt like Bella is a closed book: she’s sarcastic and mean and obsessed with her boyfriend. Then there’s six-year-old Grace, the baby. Whenever mum and dad aren’t at work, it’s all about Grace. Where does Libby fit in? Things suddenly get dramatic because the girls are moving to the tiny village where their dad grew up, and their bossy Aunt Thecla will be paying for them to go to a posh new school. Libby doesn’t mind, but Bella can’t bear to leave her boyfriend behind. And soon there are secrets everywhere ... 24 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408852774 / £5.99 EBOOK / 9781408852781 / £5.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and grew up in Scotland. She studied medicine and qualified as a doctor, working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist before she became a full-time writer. Her bestselling books include the Fairy Dust series, Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze and The Mum Hunt, winner of the Red House Award. She lives near London with her husband, two young daughters and one noisy cat.
Curse of the Werewolf Boy
Mildew and Sponge don’t think much of Maudlin Towers, the blackened, gloom-laden, gargoyle-infested monstrosity that is their school. But when somebody steals the School Spoon and the teachers threaten to cancel the Christmas holidays until the culprit is found, our heroes must spring into action and solve the crime! But what starts out as a classic bit of detectivating quickly becomes weirder than they could have imagined. Who is the ghost in the attic? What’s their history teacher doing with a time machine? And why do a crazy bunch of Vikings seem to think Mildew is a werewolf? Fans of Chris Riddell and funny, twisted mysteries will love this brilliant new series. Chris Priestley worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for 20 years before becoming a writer. His books have been nominated for many awards including the Edgar Awards, the UKLA Children’s Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. Chris lives in Cambridge with his wife and son.
5 OCTOBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408873083 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781408873090 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Secret of the Oracle: An Ancient Greek Mystery Written by
A great oracle, a pack of wolves, a missing girl, and another mystery to solve ... Nico and Thrax are back, for a new adventure in ancient Greece “I keep having a vivid dream. The same one. I fear it is a warning of dangers to come ...” When Nico and Thrax travel with their master to the majestic, sacred city of Delphi, home to the famous oracle of Apollo, it seems an unlikely place for a mystery. But soon the daughter of a local farmer goes missing and Nico and Thrax will need all their skills to bring her home. A thrilling adventure, Secret of the Oracle takes us back to the world of the Ancient Greeks introduced in Mark of the Cyclops. Saviour Pirotta is originally from Malta and now lives in Scarborough, Yorkshire. He is the author of nearly one hundred titles, including the first adventure for Nico and Thrax, Mark of the Cyclops. His work ranges from non-fiction about pirates to short novels, stories for Barbie magazine, and content for Disney and the Teletubbies. He is the author of The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, which has been published successfully around the world.
5 OCTOBER 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781472940162 / £6.99 EBOOK / 9781472940148 / £6.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
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Attack of the Vikings Tony Bradman Finn dreams of becoming a Viking, a warrior seeking glory, not a farmer like his father. But Finn will soon learn that being a Viking isn’t just about glory ... Finn wants to be a Viking warrior, and seek adventure and glory in far-off lands, not becoming chieftan of a farming village like his father. But then, when his father is summoned away to another island, Finn is left in charge, and danger strikes. With the village under siege and only Finn and his friends to protect it, can he learn what it really means to be a warrior in time? This classic coming of age tale by a popular author is the perfect introduction to Viking life.
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Tony Bradman is an award-winning children’s author who has written for all ages – poetry, picture books, young fiction, novels – and for many reading schemes. He has edited many anthologies of poetry and short stories, has been a judge on several major book prizes, and is a regular reviewer of children’s and young adult fiction for The Guardian. Tony lives in London with his wife and Betty the Border Terrier - which makes him the third most important person in the house.
The Song from Somewhere Else Written by
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A powerful and poignant story about friendship from the author of the critically acclaimed The Imaginary and award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold – in a glorious new paperback package Frank doesn’t know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He’s big, he’s weird and he smells – or so everyone in Frank’s class thinks. And yet, there’s something nice about Nick’s house. There’s strange music playing there, and it feels light and good and makes Frank feel happy for the first time in forever. But there’s more to Nick, and to his house, than meets the eye, and soon Frank realises she isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Or the only one who needs help ... A story about strangeness, strength, and keeping the shadows at bay. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, David Almond and A Monster Calls. A.F. Harrold is an English poet who writes and performs for adults and children. He is the author of the Fizzlebert Stump series and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlisted The Imaginary, illustrated by Emily Gravett. He lives in Reading with a stand-up comedian and two cats. Levi Pinfold has been drawing from imagination for as long as he can remember. His published picture books are The Django, Black Dog and Greenling. Black Dog won the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2013. He lives in northern NSW, Australia.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition Written by
Picture the magic – discover J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world with glorious full-colour illustration by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal
3 OCTOBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408845660 / £30.00 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM DELUXE EDITION HARDBACK / 9781408884768 / £150.00
An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay’s inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling’s classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters – including Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Professor Trelawney. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and – of course – danger. J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos ), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children’s literature, France’s Légion d’honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Jim Kay won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations in A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. He studied illustration at the University of Westminster, and worked in the Library & Archives of Tate Britain and then as an assistant curator of botanical illustrations at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew before returning to producing art full-time. After a one-man exhibition at Richmond Gallery he was approached by a publisher and his freelance career began. Alongside his illustration work, Jim has produced concept work for film and television, and contributed to the group exhibition Memory Palace at the V&A museum in London. Jim lives and works in Northamptonshire with his partner.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Edition Written by
The first ever full-colour illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lavishly illustrated by an exciting talent This essential companion to the Harry Potter stories in full-colour illustrated format features illustrations of every beast as described by the wizarding world’s foremost Magizoologist, Newt Scamander – and is sure to captivate fans and new readers alike. The book that inspired the new Warner Bros. film franchise starring Eddie Redmayne, which launched in 2016, this new edition features the new comprehensively updated text with six exciting new beasts.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Written by
A gorgeous gift edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with line art by Jonny Duddle etched in foil on the cover and slipcase – the perfect present for Potter fans old and new As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin – Harry must stand and face his enemy ... This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, will delight readers as they follow Harry in the epic conclusion of J.K. Rowling’s record-breaking, multi-award-winning series.
13 JULY 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408869178 / £30.00 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: THE BLAIR PARTNERSHIP TERRITORY: COMM/EU, OM
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No Filter Orlagh Collins Authentic, down to earth and sweepingly romantic all at once, Orlagh Collins’s dazzling debut is perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Stephen Chbosky At first glance, Emerald’s life seems charmed – bright, glossy and endlessly grammable. But Em’s family has secrets, and when she finds her mum unconscious on the bedroom floor, the illusion Em’s struggled so hard to maintain is shattered in an instant. Packed off to stay with her grandma in Ireland for the summer, Em feels like she’s lost sight of who she is. Until she meets Liam. He sees her more clearly than anyone ever has. But when secrets and lies are all you’re used to, how do you deal with falling in love – brave and true – with no filter?
13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408884515 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408884508 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: MARIANNE GUNN O’CONNOR LITERARY AGENCY TERRITORY: WE
Born in 1975, Orlagh grew up in the seaside village of Portmarnock in North County Dublin. She left Ireland to break into the film industry in London, working on high profile productions such as Calendar Girls and Ali G before taking over as Head of Physical Production at Pathé Films. Orlagh co-produced the BIFA-winning documentary Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten and is developing comedy-drama Sidelined with the support of the Irish Film Board. Orlagh now lives in Somerset with her partner and their two children. No Filter is her first novel.
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The Start of Me and You Emery Lord In The Start of Me and You, Emery Lord delivers another pitchperfect, gorgeous YA story of best friends, new love, and second chances. Fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven and John Green should look no further Can you plan happiness?
10 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408888377 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408888360 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: FULL CIRCLE LITERARY AGENCY TERRITORY: WEEXCOMM/UK
It’s been a year since Paige’s first boyfriend died in a swimming accident and it’s time she rejoined the real world. So she makes a plan: 1. Date a boy (long-standing crush Ryan Chase seems like the perfect choice) 2. Attend parties (with best friends by your side: doable) 3. Join a club (simple enough, right?) 4. Travel (might as well dream big) 5. Swim (terrifying. Impossible) But when she meets Ryan’s sweet but so nerdy cousin, Max, he opens up her world and Paige’s plans start to change. Is it too late for a second chance at life?
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Emery Lord is the author of Open Road Summer, The Names They Gave Us, and When We Collided. She lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, with a husband, two rescue dogs and a closet full of impractical shoes.
We See Everything William Sutcliffe A gripping and powerfully relevant thriller set in a future London where constant surveillance is the norm, We See Everything simmers with tension and emotion. From internationally bestselling author William Sutcliffe, this is perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman Lex is 16 and lives on The Strip – the closed off, bombed out shell of a city once known as London. He’s used to living his life under the watchful eye of the menacing enemy drones that buzz in the air above him. Alan’s not that much older than Lex – and in many ways the lives of these two young men run in parallel. Both are keen gamers, and where Lex finds freedom biking through The Strip, Alan’s late night motorbike rides give him the feelings of power and certainty he craves.
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408890196 / £12.99 EBOOK / 9781408890172 / £10.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WOEXGER
But Alan and Lex’s lives are destined to intersect. Because Alan is an eye in the sky – a drone operator – and he has just been assigned a high profile enemy target. Alan knows him only as #K622. But Lex calls him Dad. William Sutcliffe was born in London in 1971. He is the author of the international bestseller Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon, New Boy, Bad Influence and Whatever Makes You Happy. His first YA novel, The Wall, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014, and his next YA novel, Concentr8, was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2016. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. He lives in Edinburgh.
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Truly, Widly, Deeply
The brilliant, irresistible and gorgeously romantic new novel from Jenny McLachlan, the breakout star of young, laugh-out-loud teen fiction. Perfect for fans of Louise Rennison and Holly Smale
The phenomenal new novel from Carnegie Medal winning author Sarah Crossan; poignant, thought-provoking and incredibly moving, it explores life, death, love and forgiveness
Annie doesn’t believe in love. She doesn’t want to become ‘boyring’ for a start, but deep down there’s a little part of her that thinks if she doesn’t get her hopes up, she won’t ever be disappointed. Annie has cerebral palsy and would hate for someone to reject her because of her disability – or worse, be with her because they felt they had to!
‘They think I hurt someone. But I didn’t. You hear? Coz people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth.’
Then Annie meets Fab – he’s flamboyant, energetic and a complete romantic. At first Annie can’t believe how naïve he is about the world – why can’t a kiss be just a kiss? Why is it such a big deal? But as her feelings for him grow, she doesn’t know how to convince him that she can be as sincere as he is.
Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.
Annie realises that love can make you do wild, crazy things and so she sets out to win Fab’s heart with a romantic gesture of truly epic proportions!
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
Fans fell in love with the warmth, wit, romance and fierce friendships in Flirty Dancing, Love Bomb, Sunkissed and Star Struck. Jenny McLachlan writes the best kind of real-life fiction – with big themes and characters you’ll love, her books go straight to your heart. ALSO AVAILABLE:
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Before Jenny started writing books for teenagers, she was an English teacher. Although she loved teaching funny teenagers (and stealing the things they said and putting them in her books) she now gets to write about them full-time. In her spare time, just like Bea, the heroine in her first novel, Flirty Dancing, Jenny loves to jive. She is based in Eastbourne.
But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think ...
Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.
Photography by Rolf Marriott
7 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781408867808 / £12.99 EXPORT/AIRSIDE / 9781408878439 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408867822 / £12.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: A M HEATH AND COMPANY TERRITORY: WE
Sarah won the 2016 Carnegie Medal, the YA Book Prize, the CBI Children’s Book Award and many other prizes for her novel One.
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Chaol Novel Sarah J. Maas Discover the untold story of Chaol’s journey to the southern continent in this companion novel to the Throne of Glass series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol’s men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. 5 SEPTEMBER 2017 HARDBACK / 9781681195773 / £14.99 PAPERBACK / 9781408887974 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408887967 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Now he and Nesryn sail for Antica – the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire and of the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme. It’s Chaol’s one shot at recovery, and with war looming back home, Dorian and Aelin’s survival could depend on Chaol and Nesryn convincing Antica’s rulers to ally with them.
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But what they discover there will change them both – and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined. Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series – Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms – and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade; as well as the Throne of Glass Colouring Book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin and the A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
Because You Love to Hate Me Edited by
This edgy anthology teams up acclaimed YA authors and popular BookTubers to create 13 fairy tales and 13 inspired works – all from a ‘villain’s’ perspective, in the vein of Maleficent or Wicked SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Leave it to the heroes to save the world. Villains just want to rule it. Prepare for spins on the classics you think you know, and dark insights into new tales. Read of heartbreak, vengeance and the pain that it takes to bring down an angel ... and make a demon. Featuring writing from:
13 JULY 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408882764 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408882771 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke and Nicola Yoon. BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (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).
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Boarding school gets a scary twist in this commercial, fast-paced thriller, perfect for fans of Gossip Girl and Stephen King
From the author of Ausländer, Sektion 20 and Bomber comes a thrilling story of endurance and courage in bombed-out Berlin after WWII. Wolf Children is ideal for readers of Michael Morpurgo and John Boyne
Charlotte doesn’t fit in with her two best friends, or with anyone else at the Underhill Preparatory Institute, her cut-throat school for the rich and gifted. But when those best friends die suddenly, Charlotte doesn’t know where to turn.
10 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408878262 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408882665 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: D4EO LITERARY AGENCY TERRITORY: WE
Were they keeping secrets? Could Charlotte be the reason they did it? Because Charlotte has a secret of her own, and now she must decide how much she will risk to discover the truth. In venomous, page-turning style, Danielle Rollins keeps readers on the edge of their seats with this haunting thriller full of pretty people and ugly secrets. This will thrill fans of E. Lockhart and Stephen King. Danielle Rollins is the author of the Merciless series and Survive the Night under the pseudonym Danielle Vega, as well as Burning – published under her real name. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends far too much money on vintage furniture and leather boots.
It is July 1945, Hitler’s Third Reich has fallen, and Berlin is in ruins. Living on the edge of survival in the cellar of an abandoned hospital, Otto and his ragtag gang of kids have banded together in the desperate, bombed-out city. The war may be over, but danger lurks in the shadows of the wreckage as Otto and his friends find themselves caught between invading armies, ruthless rival gangs and a strange Nazi war criminal who stalks them ... A climactic story of truth, friendship and survival against the odds, Wolf Children will thrill readers.
24 AUGUST 2017 PAPERBACK / 9781408858516 / £7.99 EBOOK / 9781408858523 / £7.99 TRANSLATION RIGHTS: BLOOMSBURY TERRITORY: WO
Paul Dowswell is a prize-winning author of historical fiction and non-fiction. A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, he has written over 60 books, including the acclaimed Ausländer for Bloomsbury. Away from work he enjoys travelling with his family and playing with his band in the clubs and pubs of the West Midlands.
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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
London Fae Pippa DaCosta Look, but don’t touch. Touch, but don’t feel. Feel, but never ever love. A gripping new adult urban fantasy series that breaks all the rules
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City of Fae From the moment Alina touches Reign, London’s hottest fae superstar, her fate – and the fae – close in. Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains ... And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love. 9781408868720 / £3.99
City of Shadows Alina knows she is not real – the fae Queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans’ energy to survive. She isn’t content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making.
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Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel’s tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel’s enemy. Who should she trust? This new adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance. 9781408879733 / £3.99 9781681191904 / £3.99
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Front cover artwork is taken from Kid Normal Written by Greg James and Chris Smith and illustrated by Erica Salcedo Back cover artwork is taken from One Christmas Wish Written by Katherine Rundell and illustrated by Emily Sutton