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Welcome to our catalogue for January–June 2013. 13 is our lucky number. 2013 reveals our newly expanded and reinvigorated picture book list to the world. It’s an explosion of glorious colour, with a refreshingly diverse range of styles and irresistible characters who’ll quickly become firm friends, like roaring new arrival Dino-Baby, and the purrfect feline companion in When Tom Met Tallulah. Parents, brace yourselves for the adventures of Nuddy Ned! And don’t forget to look out for hot new talent joining the fiction list – we swooned over Yelena Black’s Dance of Shadows, we shared every freezing step with Ennor in Natasha Carthew’s Winter Damage, and Celia Bryce’s Anthem for Jackson Dawes quite simply broke our hearts. There’s a whole world of reading to discover within these covers!

Rebecca McNally Publishing Director and International Editor-in-Chief

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Viridian

Susan Gates Just when the world was discovering peace and harmony, a genetically modified species challenge everything the peaceful inhabitants hold dear and the race is on to save humanity and the planet A virus has swept the world, turning polluting, wasteful humans into peaceful human/plant hybrids called Verdans. More and more people choose the Verdan way, until only a few humans are left. But then the Cultivars rise—terrifying, cruel Verdans, genetically modified to become brutal warriors, who are determined to wipe out what remains of humanity. They turn the Verdan dream into a nightmare. And at their head is the lethal Viridian . . .

PRICE: $14.99 NZ$18.99

Susan Gates is a very well established author. She won the Sheffield Children’s Book Award twice and has been shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Fiction Prize. She lives in in the U.K.

FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408174111 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: A&C BLACK

Gemma Malley The powerful and ground-breaking dystopian trilogy, ahead of its time, relaunched with a gorgeous new look Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University and worked as a journalist before becoming an author.

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Made on Earth What we wear. Where it comes from. Where it goes.

Wolfgang Korn How does a piece of clothing end up in your wardrobe? Where does it come from, and where does it go? This is not just a story about manufacturing. This is a story about people, their livelihoods and their life expectations. This is the story of globalisation Made on Earth follows the incredible journey of a red fleece manufactured in Bangladesh. From the initial order through to shipping, recycling, and eventually landfill, Made on Earth explores how one single item can connect so many people’s lives. Wolfgang Korn was born in 1958 and studied History, Political Science and Journalism. He lives in Hanover and works as a writer and journalist, freelancing for magazines and newspapers including Geo and Die Zeit.

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408173916 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: A&C BLACK

The International Kissing Club Ivy Adams

What could be better than travelling abroad and kissing cute boys? Sharing it with your three best friends, of course! Piper, Cassidy, Mei and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. And they’ve always agreed on one goal: to get out of tiny Paris, Texas. The school’s foreign exchange program seems like the perfect escape: Piper goes to the original Paris; Mei goes to China; Cassidy goes to Australia; and Izzy, unable to afford the program, stays at home. To stay connected to their best friends, the girls start The International Kissing Club, a Facebook page where they can anonymously update one another and brag about all the amazing guys they’re meeting! But sometimes fun, flirty vacation flings turn into more serious romances, and sometimes you don’t return from abroad the same person you were when you left . . .

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9780802723185 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013

Ivy Adams is the pseudonym for three friends and writing partners: Emily McKay, Shellee Roberts, and Tracy Deebs. Though this is their first novel together, they have written more than thirty novels between them.

AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: WALKER CHILDRENS

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The Sweetest Spell Suzanne Selfors

Welcome to Anglund, a fairytale kingdom where chocolate is only a legend Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher’s daughter, has escaped death twice—first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left with nothing and no one, Emmeline discovers her rare and mysterious ability—she can churn milk into chocolate, a delicacy more precious than gold.

PRICE: $22.99 NZ$28.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK

Suddenly, the most unwanted girl in Anglund finds herself desired by all. But Emmeline only wants one—Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, whose slow smiles and lingering glances once tempted her to believe she might someday be loved for herself. But others will stop at nothing to use her gift for their own gains—no matter what the cost to Emmeline. Magic and romance entwine in this fantastical world where true love and chocolate conquer all.

ISBN: 9780802723765 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 AGE: 12+

Suzanne Selfors is the author of Mad Love, Coffeehouse Angel and Saving Juliet as well as several middle-grade novels including, Smells Like Dog.

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Send Me a Sign Tiffany Schmidt

This A-lister has it all . . . the grades, the boys, and the friends. But can she survive “the Big C?” Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she’ll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn’t expect to look for was: “Will I survive cancer?” It’s a question her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness secret. Her best friend, Gyver, who has secrets of his own, is the only one that knows. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. A heartwrenching and uplifting story of one girl’s search for signs of life in the face of death.

PRICE: $22.99 NZ$28.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9780802728401 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: WALKER CHILDRENS

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Tiffany Schmidt lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles. She’s not at all superstitious . . . at least that’s what she tells herself every Friday the 13th. Send Me a Sign is her first novel.


Off Course An A Circuit novel

Georgina Bloomberg & Catherine Hapka Gossip, romantic woes and a rival’s sweet sixteen party are sending The A Circuit girls right off course! Equestrians Tommi, Kate and Zara are expected to perform at the most important show of the season. But Kate and Zara are both dealing with boy drama. Then there’s the issue of a new blog on the circuit—is someone from Pelham Lane Stables feeding gossip to the press? The drama ALSO AVAILABLE: explodes at annoying tag-along Summer’s sweet sixteen bash. PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99

Georgina Bloomberg is an accomplished equestrian and the daughter of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Catherine Hapka has published many books for children and young adults.

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The Pocket Book of Weather Entertaining and remarkable facts about our weather

Michael Bright Featuring over 3,000 essential facts and figures, this entertaining and informative guide to the world’s weather explains how the weather shapes our planet and affects all our lives From sandstorms to monsoons, avalanches to solar storms, rainbows to tornadoes, this concise but comprehensive book explores the whats, whys, wheres, hows and whens. How do clouds form? What makes the wind blow? Why are deserts so dry and rainforests so wet? Uncovering the amazing truth behind our weather and exploring the intriguing mysteries of weather phenomena, this is a fascinating compendium of useful and entertaining information. Michael Bright is an executive producer with the BBC’s Natural History Unit. He treks around the world gathering material for the BBC’s groundbreaking television documentaries. He is the author of scores of books about the natural world, from The Private Life of Sharks to 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die.

PRICE: $19.99 NZ$24.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408181553 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: ADLARD COLES

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Dance of Shadows

Yelena Black

Dark forces are unleashed by the intense passion of one young dancer in a dark, seductive and highly dramatic thriller ‘She was in his arms, his broad hands firm against her waist. Their feet wove together, sliding cross the floor as if it were natural, as if it weren’t a dance at all, but a long, tender caress.’ Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you’re close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner’s heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly – and she must be very careful who she trusts . . . Yelena Black is a recent MFA graduate of Columbia University. She currently resides in New York City and is a full-time writer. She has a keen interest in dance and all things devilish.

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408829974 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Blood Prophecy The Drake Chronicles

Alyxandra Harvey The rules of the vampire league are changing. War is certain. Can Solange defend the fate of the crown and save everyone she loves? A dramatic end to the Drake Chronicles series Solange Drake will not claim her birthright; she will not be queen as vampire tradition dictates. But change always comes at a cost . . . Possessed by a vengeful twelfth-century witch, Solange commits heinous crimes against the vampire tribes that she pledged to empower. Motives are questioned. Trust is broken. The treaty between the Drakes and the Helios-Ra is under threat. Solange must escape the folds of memory and time and fight for the fate of the royal crown—and win. Her destiny, and her heart, depends on it. Alyxandra Harvey is the author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and the Drake Chronicles series. Alyx likes medieval dresses and tattoos and has been accused of being born in the wrong century—except that she really likes running water, women’s rights and ice cream. She lives in an old Victorian farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, her dogs and a few resident ghosts. PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408836699 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Hysteria

Megan Miranda A gripping psychological thriller that gets to the heart of obsession. For fans of Sophie McKenzie Mallory’s life is falling apart. Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can’t remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear . . . Megan Miranda was a scientist and a teacher before writing her debut novel Fracture, which came out of her fascination with scientific mysteries— especially those associated with the brain. Megan lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children.

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Freaks Like Us Susan Vaught

A brilliantly witty and searingly honest coming-of-age story that invites you into the mind of a young person with schizophrenia. From award-winning author Susan Vaught ‘You’re just a freak. You’re just a stupid freak. Freaks don’t speak. Freaks shouldn’t speak. Don’t talk out of your head or the swirly clouds will eat you’. Jason’s best friend, Sunshine, has vanished. If only Jason could push through all the voices in his head, he’d know what happened; he’d tell everyone; he’d find her. But then people don’t always listen to kids like Jason . . . A funny and compelling thriller about a boy on the edge of mainstream society. PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408836163 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Susan Vaught is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Trigger, My Big Fat Manifesto, Going Underground, as well as Oathbreaker, which she coauthored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practising psychologist and lives with her family and many rescued animals in Kentucky, USA.


Hidden

Marianne Curley Spellbinding romance, crackling with suspense, as eternal love is put to the ultimate test and three hearts yearn for one very special girl Ebony has always known that she was different. Her violet eyes mark her out, and her protective parents have kept her in a gorgeous valley, home-schooled, with a small circle of lifelong friends, safe from everything—almost as if she’s being hidden. But she’s changing: glowing, getting more and more beautiful, and stronger than anyone knows. Ebony can’t stay hidden for ever, and when she meets complicated, intense Jordan, something explodes inside her—something that can be seen from the heavens; something that changes everything. Ebony is a stolen angel, concealed on earth. Now the heavens have found her, they want her back.

Marianne Curley is the international bestselling author of Old Magic and the Guardians of Time trilogy. Her fans all over the world have anxiously waited 8 long years for her new book because Marianne developed bone marrow cancer, which, thanks to her sister’s donation of marrow, she has now beaten. Marianne’s new book Hidden is her first foray back into writing and the first book in an amazing new series. She lives in Queensland. www.mariannecurley.com

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408822623 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 AGE: 12+

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Deadlock H.I.V.E 8

Mark Walden Otto must rescue the surviving Alpha students from a fate worse than death, as suspense reaches fever pitch in the new, fabulously filmic and action-packed H.I.V.E. adventure Otto and Raven are desperate to rescue their friends from the clutches of Anastasia Furan, head of the evil Disciples organisation. First they must track down the location of the Glasshouse, the prison where Furan trains children to become ruthless assassins. But Otto himself is also being hunted . . . Mark Walden’s first book, H.I.V.E., won Richard and Judy’s ‘Best Kids’ Books Ever’ 9+ category. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust’s first Booked Up scheme. Mark has followed this success with seven further titles in the extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and as a WBD author for 2009. He lives with his family in Hampshire, UK.

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408815656 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 AGE: 9+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Anthem for Jackson Dawes

Celia Bryce

Two teenagers fight the biggest battle of all. An incredibly moving love story Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer. Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old hand, having been on the ward for ages. And everybody loves Jackson! He is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle. Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson’s extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson’s future. A moving story of first love and a remarkably powerful debut novel. Celia Bryce lives in Tyneside, UK. She is a teacher of creative writing, writes for the stage and radio, performs in schools, and also fronts a country rock band, The Katy Freeway. Anthem for Jackson Dawes is her first novel. PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408827116 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Hostage Three

Nick Lake

A taut, emotionally loaded, devastatingly powerful thriller from the acclaimed author of In Darkness It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing: a girl on a yacht with her super-rich banker father; a chance for the family to heal after a turbulent time; the peaceful sea, the warm sun . . . But a nightmare is about to explode as a group of Somali pirates seizes the boat and its human cargo—and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage One is Dad— ALSO AVAILABLE: the most valuable. Amy is Hostage Three. As she builds a strange bond with one of her captors, it becomes brutally clear that the price of a life and its value are very different things . . . Nick Lake is the author of The Secret Ministry of Frost, Blood Ninja and In Darkness, his first book for adults and older teen readers. Nick lives near Oxford, UK.

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ISBN: 9781408838372 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Through Dead Eyes Chris Priestley

A subtle, sinister coming-of-age story with a dark past which quietly creeps up on the reader to unleash its deadly twist Alex joins his father on a business trip to Amsterdam. During the day he hangs out with the daughter of a family friend. They visit the usual sights but also coffee shops and flea markets off the beaten track. At one of these markets Alex spots an old mask. Before he knows what he’s doing he buys it. Later, in his hotel room, he feels compelled to put the mask on. Alex is sucked into a parallel Amsterdam, one from centuries before which begins to reveal the dark past of both the building he is staying in and the little girl who once lived there . . . edging stealthily towards the terrible twist.

PRICE: $24.99 NZ$29.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408811061

Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge, UK with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been nominated for a variety of prestigious children’s book awards.

PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 AGE:12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Killing Rachel The Murder Notebooks

Anne Cassidy A stylish thriller perfect for aspiring teen readers of crime. The Murder Notebooks have to be read—even if they are fatal . . .

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Rose’s mother and Joshua’s father have disappeared. Police inquiries have gone nowhere and the case, it seems, is closed: the police believe their parents are dead. But Rose and Joshua still hold out hope that they are alive. Joshua is determined to work out the meaning of the cryptic notebooks—the murder notebooks—they have discovered. Then Rose is distracted by odd, desperate messages she receives from Rachel, ALSO AVAILABLE: a former best friend from her school, followed by the terrible news that Rachel is dead. But perhaps Rachel’s death will provide one more piece of the puzzle about what has happened to Rose and Joshua’s parents . . .

ISBN: 9781408815519 PUB DATE: APRIL 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Anne Cassidy is the author of Looking for JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Award, the Carnegie Medal and winner of the Booktrust Teenage Book Award.

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Witch Fire

Laura Powell

Ancient witchcraft in a modern world. The breathtaking follow-up to Burn Mark Glory and Lucas are from different sides of the tracks and, for now, on the same side. Both are witches. Both are working for the government on a secret mission. And now they are being sent to Switzerland, undercover, to see if an elite boarding school has been infiltrated by Endor, a breakaway terrorist witch organisation. But Glory and Lucas have their own burdens to bear. Glory is heartbroken that her mother deserted her as a child and has never been heard from since. Lucas, coming from a family that for generations has devoted itself to ALSO AVAILABLE: prosecuting witches, must fight to prove himself, his value and his loyalty. Together they must fight—for their country . . . and for themselves. PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99

Laura Powell studied classics at Bristol and Oxford, then spent five years working in the editorial departments of both adult and children’s publishers. Burn Mark is her third novel. She lives in London.

FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408815236 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 AGE: 12+ 9781408815229

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The Disgrace of Kitty Grey Mary Hooper

A hugely romantic new novel set in the time of Jane Austen, from the popular author of Fallen Grace. For fans of Philippa Gregory and Eva Ibbotson Kitty Grey has a happy, carefree life as a dairymaid. She loves her trade, looking after the dairy herd and working in the cool, calm dairy. And then, of course, there is Will, the river man who she thinks is very fond of her. Surely he will ask her to marry him soon? Then disaster strikes: Will disappears. Kitty is first worried and then furious, convinced that Will has gone to London to make his fortune. When she is asked to go to London to pick up a copy of the latest novel by the fashionable Jane Austen, she leaps at the chance to track down Will. But within moments, eagle-eyed pickpockets have spotted the country-born-and-bred Kitty and relieved her of her money and belongings. Kitty must face the terrifying prospect of stealing in order to survive . . .

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408827611

Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant historical novels have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. At the Sign of the Sugared Plum was selected as part of the 2010 Booked Up scheme.

PUB DATE: MAY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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The Wall

William Sutcliffe A powerful, searing story of a divided city—where one boy strays on to the wrong side of the wall, and finds his life changed for ever . . . Joshua lives in a city, where a wall and soldiers separate two communities. One day he discovers a manhole, which leads to a tunnel, which leads in pitch darkness under the wall and across to the other side. Forbidden territory, dangerous territory, violent territory, which a boy like him—visibly different—shouldn’t stray into. An act of kindness from a girl saves his life, but leads to a brutal act of cruelty and a terrible debt he’s determined to repay. And no one, no one must find out that he’s been there—or the consequences will be unbearable.

PRICE: $22.99 NZ$28.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408838426

William Sutcliffe was born in London in 1971. He is the author of five previous novels—the international bestseller Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon, New Boy, Bad Influence and, most recently, Whatever Makes You Happy. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

PUB DATE: MAY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Lethal Target The Malichea Quest

Jim Eldridge Get ready for a rollercoaster ride as renegades Jake and Lauren take on some big, bad Russians in the hunt for information that could prove to be deadly . . . Jake’s girlfriend, Lauren, has been exiled to New Zealand by MI5, who ensure that the two of them never speak about the missing books of the Order of Malichea. The information in these books could destroy mankind if they fall into the wrong hands, but Jake and Lauren want to get to ALSO AVAILABLE: them first and use the wisdom for good. Then Lauren goes missing . . . PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408817216 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. He now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, UK.

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Stung

Bethany Wiggins There is no cure for being Stung . . .

Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and broken, and the whole neighbourhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she’s right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem— the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from the disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall.

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408840665

Bethany Wiggins is the author of Shifting. She started writing on a dare and dove headfirst into the world of writerly madness. She lives in the desert with her husband, four quirky kids, and two very fluffy cats. www.bethanywiggins.com

PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Tempest Unleashed

Tracy Deebs

Tempest, the half-human half-mermaid is back—called upon to ascend a watery throne Tempest Maguire is happy with her decision to embrace her mermaid nature. Even though training to one day ascend the throne for the aging mermaid queen is rigorous, she finds refuge in the arms of Kona, the selkie. But when word comes that one of her brothers has been gravely injured on land, Tempest immediately rushes to his side—which also brings her back to her old flame, Mark. In her absence, a deadly battle begins raging at the hands of Tempest’s old nemesis, the sea witch Tiamat. As the dangerous war erupts, Tempest’s ALSO AVAILABLE: two loves—Kona and Mark, sea and land—will collide. Tracy Deebs is the author of Tempest Rising and the co-author of The International Kissing Club (under the pseudonym, Ivy Adams) for teen readers. She collects books, English degrees, and lipsticks. She has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. She is a writing and literature professor at Austin Community College.

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9780802734662 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 AGE: 12+ 9781408820186

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Mosi’s War

Cathy MacPhail A dramatic thriller with a powerful and moving story of a boy soldier threaded through it Patrick is happy living with his mum. She lets him do what he wants, pretty much, and it’s only when his granny comes to stay that he stays out of trouble. Then Patrick meets Mosi, a quiet, polite boy who, along with his parents, is waiting for his asylum application to be processed. Patrick discovers Mosi is terrified of someone. But who is it? As Patrick and Mosi strike up an unlikely friendship, Patrick finds out that there is much, much more to Mosi than at first appears . . .

PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408812723

Cathy MacPhail has won numerous awards, including the Royal Mail Award for Grass, and Out of the Depths has recently been shortlisted for the Scottish Book Award. Cathy’s work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.

PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Winter Damage Natasha Carthew

A bone-chillingly powerful debut novel that traps you in its icy grasp then thaws you from the heart out—for readers of Meg Rosoff, Siobhan Dowd and Patrick Ness On a frozen Cornish moor, Ennor lives in a trailer with her dad and little brother. Five days before Christmas, when the wind is cold and her dad’s health takes a turn for the worse, Ennor packs a blanket, a map, a saucepan and a gun into her rucksack and sets off to find her missing mum and bring her home. Ennor thinks she knows where she’s going. But this journey will change her life for ever – it becomes a battle for survival, a heartbreaking story of love and friendship, and a fable about not finding what you were looking for, but finding something more important instead . . . PRICE: $22.99 NZ$28.99 FORMAT: DEMY HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408835838 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 AGE: 12+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Natasha Carthew lives in her native Cornwall with her partner of sixteen years. She has published three volumes of poetry, and works with young people in schools through the Kernow Education Arts Partnership. Winter Damage is her first novel, which she wrote longhand, sitting outside. She is currently writing her second novel, also for Bloomsbury.


Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries

Leslie Margolis

Imagine a young Nancy Drew— with a dog-walking business, a twin brother, and a thoroughly modern perspective Dogs are disappearing in her neighbourhood, and Maggie Brooklyn Sinclair knows all about it. After all, she has a semi-secret after-school gig as a professional (okay, amateur) dog walker. Maggie may have a lot of leads, but she never suspected her crush Milo could be involved . . . Margolis’s fans are flocking to this stylish tween series featuring a clever and lovable new heroine. Leslie Margolis is the author of more than fifty books for young readers. She lives with her family in Brooklyn—which is also the setting of her new series, the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries. www.lesliemargolis.com

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Hard Nuts of History

Tracey Turner

Read all about history’s hardest hard nuts. Who were the most famous (and not-so-famous) ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid men and women of all time? Could you fight in the greatest battle ever, or wow the whole world with your brain power? Each chapter reveals a different historical character and readers can learn all about what made each person a hard nut. Spreads include special features such as quizzes, hard nut ratings, and coverage of amazing and important historical events. Tracey Turner has written many highly successful books for adults and young adults. The best-selling 101 Things You Need to Know (Bloomsbury) has been selected by the UK Government’s Education Secretary for a list of top books for teenage boys. Other titles include The A-Z of Ghosts, Spooks and other Haunting Horrors, The Who’s Who of Horrors and the Disgusting Dictionary and Whitaker’s World of Weird.

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STAR FIGHTERS: Stealth Force Cosmic Bumper Edition

Max Chase A bumper edition STAR FIGHTERS mission! It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force— an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted in to the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! Summoned by a strange distress signal, Peri and the rest of the Phoenix’s crew head to the remote desert planet Westrenia. At first the main town seems devoid of life. Then the crew realise that the inhabitants are in hiding. A gang of outlaws is terrorising the town. It’s up to Peri to think of a way to outwit the outlaws and get the missing sheriff back! Max Chase was born in England but grew up in Hong Kong. He always dreamed about being an astronaut or a cowboy. With Star Fighters, he gets to be a little of both. www.starfighterbooks.com PRICE: $14.99 NZ$18.99

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Shiverton Hall

Emerald Fennell

A deliciously creepy tale that will have readers needing to keep the light on at night . . . They slowed as they reached the gate— two stone columns, each with its own crumbling angel perched on top. The angels held up a rusty, wrought-iron arch that read, in curling, serpentine letters: SHIVERTON HALL. Arthur Bannister has been unexpectedly offered a place at Shiverton Hall, a school dogged by tales of curses and bad fortune. But at least there are a few friendly faces: George, who shows him around; also Penny and Jake. However, there are some friends who you don’t want to have at all, as Arthur is to discover . . . Emerald Fennell is an actor. She played Lottie in Any Human Heart. She has just finished filming Anna Karenina and will be appearing in P.G . Wodehouse’s Blandings. Shiverton Hall  is her first novel. She liv es in London.

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Fairy Lies

E.D. Baker

Sparks fly in this contemporary fantasy adventure when a fairy princess is kidnapped! A delightful sequel to Fairy Wings full of magical mayhem and a sprinkle of love The fairy princess, Tamisin, has been kidnapped from her home in the human world by Oberon, king of the fairies, who thinks he’s her real father. When Tamisin’s boyfriend, Jak, finds out, he sets off to rescue her. In this funny and heart-warming chase through a land of fairies, goblins, sphinxes, unicorns and many more, Tamisin and Jak must work together and find their way back to the human world. ALSO AVAILABLE: E.D. Baker is the author of The Tales of the Frog Princess series, including The Frog Princess, which was in part the inspiration for Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. She lives with her family and many pets in Maryland, USA.

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Red River Stallion Troon Harrison

A stirring adventure quest perfect for horse-mad girls set in the wilds of pioneering Canada Amelia had never seen a horse until the great red stallion Foxfire rescues her from a river in flood. Soon her natural skill with horses becomes clear. Could this skill be the key that will lead Amelia to her missing father and the home for which she desperately longs? Born in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, Troon Harrison was raised mainly in Cornwall, England. Returning to Canada, she spent ten years on the west coast before moving to Ontario where she completed studies in sociology, English literature and primary education. ALSO AVAILABLE: Troon has written many books for children and teens in a range of genres, including historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and contemporary fiction. Red River Stallion is her second book for Bloomsbury. PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408819364 PUB DATE: MARCH 2013 AGE: 9+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Factor 4 Series

Paul Mason

A gripping new series about a group of teen superheroes with extraordinary powers Four friends are exposed to a strange gas that gives them the powers of earth, air, fire and water, and take on new identities as superheroes. Zaf/Zephyr, who can fly and direct the wind, Tara/Terra, who can make the earth shake and plants grow, Ian/Inferno, with the power to create fire and April/Aqua, her body turning to water as she creates waves, floods and waterspouts. PRICE: $14.99 NZ$18.99

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Inspired by his own children and time as a teacher, Paul Mason likes to write stories that get young readers turning pages! He lives in the UK.


Fizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy

A.F. Harrold

The story of a boy, some beards, a sinister plot, clowns in crisis and a very poorly rabbit Fizzlebert Stump’s second adventure. The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz’s circus. Their act is full of magic, mystery, fear and fun. And it’s nice to have another boy around, even if he is a bit . . . hairy round the chin. But then things start going wrong. The lion loses his dentures. The clowns lose their noses. The Ringmaster loses his temper. And the circus is about to lose its licence. Is the bearded boy to blame? And can Fizz save the day? ALSO AVAILABLE: A.F. Harrold writes and performs fiction and poetry for adults and children. He was Glastonbury Festival Website’s Poet-In-Residence 2008, and Poet-InResidence at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2010. He has had his work on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC7. He is active in schools work, running workshops and slams and doing performances at ungodly hours of the morning.

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Tuesdays at the Castle Jessica Day George

A magical castle with a life of its own . . . and a plucky princess who will defend it at all cost. Young girls won’t be able to resist the first book in this enchanting adventure series Tuesday is Princess Celie’s favourite day. Castle Glower magically grows a new room, a turret or sometimes an entire wing! No one quite knows how, or why, but luckily, Princess Celie has mapped out the Castle’s many twists and turns. When the king and queen disappear and councillors from neighbouring kingdoms arrive to advise Celie, a new tower and a secret passageway appear just as Celie needs them. The Castle is definitely trying to tell her something. But it’s down to Celie to find her parents, hold on to the kingdom and protect her home before it’s too late. Jessica Day George is the author of many books for young readers, including Dragonskin Slippers, Dragon Flight and Dragon Spear. She studied comparative literature at university and took a class in Old Norse so that she could read the great Viking sagas in the original language. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a librarian and bookseller. Jessica lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Princess Ponies Chloe Ryder

Be transported to the enchanted island of Equestria for princess ponies and magical adventure in an irresistible new mega-series for young readers Equestria is an enchanted island where ponies rule, its magic powered by eight golden horseshoes hanging in the royal castle. But the horseshoes have been stolen and must be found before Midsummer Day or the island will lose its magic . . . Each book deals with a different aspect of friendship, from loyalty to teamwork, and features a double cover with a cut-out keepsake or jewellery to wear. Chloe Ryder lives on a farm for thoroughbred and rescue horses. When she’s not caring for the horses, she rides them across the hills surrounding her house. Chloe is one of very few to know the true location of the magical island of Equestria. She is also the alter ego of Julie Sykes, award-winning author of over 60 books for children. Julie lives in Hampshire, UK with her family and their pet wolf.

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The Opal Quest Dragon Child

Gill Vickery A girl raised by dragons must retrieve their stolen Jewels of Power in order to prove herself a true DragonChild When the Dragon Queen’s Jewels of Power were stolen by the six sister-witches, the dragons were banished from the land of Tulay. They took with them a human child as hostage. Tia has been raised by the dragons and considers them her family. But when she learns that her mother is one of the sister witches, she must prove herself to be a true DragonChild by retrieving the jewels, with the aid of her DragonBrother. In this second exciting adventure, Tia goes after the jewel that ALSO AVAILABLE: gives its possessor the power to shift-shape. Gill Vickery has loved writing and painting since she was very small. She has been a teacher, and also a children’s librarian, which she says is the best job in the world, because you get paid to read children’s books! The Ivy Crown, Gill’s first novel, won the Kathleen Fidler Award

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Catch That Bat! Adam Frost

Illustrated by Mark Chambers An animal-packed fun-filled zoo caper for curious young minds Tom and Sophie Nightingale live on a barge with their zookeeper dad and vet mum, and as many animals as you can get on a small boat. Surely there’s no room for any MORE animals in their life? But then there’s a bat in peril, and an owl on the prowl. Tom and Sophie must brace the night-terrors and stage a moonlit vigil to keep their favourite nocturnal resident safe! Written with the help of the brilliant team at London ALSO AVAILABLE: Zoo. Adam Frost has been writing children’s books and poems for about seven years. Mark Chambers lives in London. He is the illustrator of Wanda Wallaby Finds Her Bounce.

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Fyre Septimus Heap

Angie Sage The seventh and final breathtaking instalment in the internationally bestselling series. Prepare for battle—and find out how it all ends! Septimus must fight the remnants of the Darke Domaine, which will remain until the power of the evil Two-Faced Ring is destroyed for ever. To accomplish that, the ancient Alchemie Fyre must be re-lit, a task which will test Septimus to his limits and send him on a perilous journey. Septimus will finally discover who he is – but at what cost? And who will prevail when the greatest Magyk of all is kindled? Prepare for a spellbinding finale, as FYRE masterfully weaves together every character from this epic series. Angie Sage began her career illustrating books, and then started writing—first toddler books, later chapter books and then the masterful Septimus Heap. She lives in a fifteenth-century house in Somerset, UK. She has two grown-up daughters.

PRICE: $16.99 NZ$21.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408836736 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 AGE: 9-12 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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The Eye of Neptune Monster Odyssey

Jon Mayhew Assassins, espionage, giant squid and mind-blowing adventure combine in the first of a major new series from the author of Mortlock. Jules Verne meets Alex Rider (with sharks!) Prince Dakkar has been expelled from the world’s finest schools, so his Indian aristocrat father has sent him to an unconventional educator, Count Oginski, genius inventor of a top-secret project: the world’s first ever submarine. But when masked men kidnap the Count, leaving Dakkar for dead, the boy is determined to discover who was responsible. Taking the prototype submarine, he embarks upon a thrilling adventure with many dangerous foes ahead—including giant sea creatures, British Intelligence, and a sinister figure known only as Cryptos . . . PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99

Jon Mayhew was an English teacher (to children and teenagers) for 20 years, and he now works as a specialist teacher for children with autism. His debut, Mortlock, was shortlisted for the 2011 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, shortlisted for the 2011 Branford Boase Award and was chosen for Booked Up 2011. Jon lives between the ancient cities of Chester and Liverpool, UK.

FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408826300 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 AGE: 9+ IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Dark Hunter Series

Ben Hulme-Cross

A six-book series of supernatural horror scares that will hook even the most reluctant readers The Dark Hunter, Mr Blood, and his young assistants, Edgar and Mary, take on a series of terrifying mysteries, dealing with ghosts, vampires, werewolves and even weirder threats. Dark, scary and gripping, these are high-quality, fully accessible stories for struggling readers. The stories can be read in any order and are suitable for a reading age of 7+. Ben Hulme-Cross has written over 30 books for struggling readers. Prior to full time writing he worked as English Literature Publisher for an international publishing company, commissioning and editing novels and plays for secondary schools. PRICE: $12.99 NZ$15.99 FORMAT: B-FORMAT PAPERBACK PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 AGE: 7-11 IMPRINT: A&C BLACK

The Forbidden Tomb ISBN: 9781408180648

The Marsh Demon ISBN: 9781408180709

The Red Thirst ISBN: 9781408180921

House of Memories ISBN: 9781408180518

Ship of Death ISBN: 9781408180853

Wolf Trap ISBN: 9781408180570

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Chu’s Day

Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Adam Rex When Chu sneezes, bad things happen . . . A gorgeous, funny, friendly picture book from the brand-new combo of dazzlingly award-laden Neil Gaiman and fabulously talented illustrator Adam Rex Meet Chu. Chu is a small panda with a very big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, you REALLY don’t want to get in the way. But a whole day of adventure will test Chu’s sneezeresisting powers to the limit—there’s the library (dusty books!), the diner (pepper!), and then the circus (all those animals!). How big can a sneeze really be? Just wait and see . . .

PRICE: $19.99 NZ$24.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408828007 PUB DATE: JANUARY 2013 AGE: 2-5 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Neil Gaiman, author, scriptwriter and creator of graphic novels, is British and lives in the USA. He is the only writer to have won the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for the same title—The Graveyard Book. His diverse catalogue of books includes Stardust (now a major feature film), the bestselling novel for young readers Coraline (now a major 3D-animated film), and the picture book The Wolves in the Walls, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the only writer to have written an episode of Doctor Who and to have featured in an episode of The Simpsons as himself. http://www.gaimanbooks.co.uk/


Nuddy Ned

Kes Gray

Illustrated by Garry Parsons He can’t be—can he? Oh yes he can—Ned is running riot in the nuddy! Skipping down the garden path, cartwheeling along the high street, spinning into the pizzeria—Ned loves streaking. He just can’t be stopped! Can ANYONE convince Ned to put his clothes back on? A laugh-out-loud riotous caper with an energetic rhyming text, and strategically placed flaps to protect Ned’s modesty. PRICE: $15.99 NZ$19.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408836590 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 AGE: 2-5 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Think Big

Liz Garton Scanlon

illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton A spare and evocative picture book about the power of creativity and art, in all its forms Art is so much more than easels and paintbrushes as this delightful book makes clear. Follow along as a classroom of exuberant young kids explore art and the power of creativity in its most varied forms—painting, music, writing, cooking, performing . . . there’s no end to where their imaginations can take them! The lilting poetry of Liz Garton Scanlon’s text pairs perfectly with the playful art of Vanessa Newton in this warm, thoughtful, and—of course—creative picture book.

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Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling picture book, All the World, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor and received multiple starred reviews. Her other books include A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes, and Noodle & Lou. Vanessa Brantley Newton is an artist. She wrote and illustrated Let Freedom Sing and Don’t Let Auntie Mable Bless the Table, and is the illustrator of One Love, based on the song by Bob Marley. PICTURE BOOKS 2929 ORIGINAL FICTION


Wild Things! Lisa Regan

Illustrated by Kelly Caswell What would happen if a wild animal came to stay? How would you look after it? Where would it sleep? What would it eat and how would you play with it? Wild Things! gives young readers a first introduction to exotic animals and habitats around the world, and the importance of protecting them. Each book also includes a final fact spread to explain why each animal is suited to living in its own environment in the wild, as well as how we can help to keep it there.

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Imagine a land where the sun constantly beats down on sand the colour of brick, and years of no rain are relieved by short periods of wild storms that briefly make the desert landscape spring to vibrant life.

Debbie S. Miller Acclaimed author Debbie S. Miller showcases one day in the life of the animals of Australia’s Simpson Desert as they endure wide temperature swings from the scorching day to the cool of night. From superglue frogs to thorny devils and one-humped camels, these animals are well adapted to this dynamic climate.

Travel to one of the hottest places in the world, and discover the amazing animals who call the desert home. It’s time to meet the unique creatures of our Australian desert ISBN 978-1-4081-9029-6

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Illustrator Jon Van Zyle vividly captures the beauty and challenge of this harsh landscape.

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Meet the unique creatures of our Australian desert, from the sand goanna and red kangaroo, and find out just how these incredible creatures have adapted to survive in temperatures as high as 40 degrees! Packed with fantastic illustrations which beautifully depict these animals and their desert habitat, this title will captivate, amaze and inform readers.

ISBN: 9781408190296 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 AGE: 5-9 IMPRINT: A&C BLACK CHILDRENS

A former teacher, Debbie S. Miller has lived in the Arctic all her life. Her passion for nature inspired her to start writing nature books for young readers www.debbiemilleralaska.com Jon Van Zyle is a noted children’s book illustrator with an equally strong passion for the natural world. He has worked on a number of illustrated children’s titles. www.jonvanzyle.com

The Shape of My Heart Mark Sperring

Illustrated by Alys Paterson A tender story about the shape of something very special—love The world is filled with shapes. A bird, a car, the stars in the sky—what shapes can you see? Children will love spotting familiar shapes on every page in this colourful picture book. With a warm story and bright illustrations, this book has plenty to talk about and is perfect for sharing. PRICE: $24.99 NZ$29.99 FORMAT: HARDBACK ISBN: 9781408827048 PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2013 AGE: 2-5 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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Dealing with Feelings! Sally Featherstone

Four charmingly illustrated picture books addressing key emotions in a young child’s life, developed and written by experts in pre-school and education A new series of picture books for young children who are trying to puzzle out why they feel the way they do! Covering many diverse topics such as school, friends and siblings, it encourages children to understand feelings such as jealousy, anger and anxiety and to celebrate milestones and differences. Written in simple, straightforward language with charming, full-colour illustrations, each book includes tips to help carers and parents follow up after the story and talk to children about feelings. Sally Featherstone has a wealth of experience as a teacher, head teacher and a local authority adviser.

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Bear’s Best Friend Lucy Coats

Illustrated by Sarah Dyer All Bear wants is a best friend . . .

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Bear has lots of friends, but he doesn’t have a best friend. Why does everyone have a best friend, except him? As Bear looks and looks, he becomes sadder and sadder. But perhaps his best friend is out there after all . . . A touching story about finding friendship where you least expect it, from Smarties prize-winning illustrator Sarah Dyer.


Lulu Loves Nursery

Camilla Reid

Illustrated by Ailie Busby Perfect for small children embarking on big adventures—comes complete with a free ‘first day at nursery’ certificate for little ones to complete Today is Lulu’s first day at nursery, and she is worried. She doesn’t want to leave her mummy, and what if she doesn’t make any friends? But soon Lulu is having lots of fun playing in the sand box and dressing up—she even gets a special certificate from her teacher at the end of the day. Well done, Lulu!

PRICE: $14.99 NZ$18.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408828199

Camilla Reid has worked in the publishing industry for over 17 years. Having two children of her own, she is well-tuned into what works for little ones. She is also the author of The Littlest Dinosaur and the Naughty Rock for Bloomsbury.

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Ailie Busby has been illustrating books for over 15 years. Ailie’s books include The Toothfairy Loses a Tooth! and The Quiet Woman and the Noisy Dog.

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Princesses Are Not Just Pretty Kate Lum

Illustrated by Sue Hellard Being pretty isn’t just about the way you look . . . Being a princess is wonderful—not only do you wear gloriously extravagant gowns every day, but you also have beautifully elegant hair AND you are particularly pretty too.

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But today Princess Allie, Princess Mellie and Princess Libby are arguing over who is the prettiest of all. How can they settle the argument? With a beauty contest, of course! Who will win? Find out in this third book in the ALSO AVAILABLE: Princesses series.

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One Day Suma Din

Illustrated by Christiane Engel One day, fifteen children, and lots of different times and places! One Day follows the lives of fifteen different children from around the world through a 24 hour period. Not only will readers learn about their different lives and cultures, but they will also discover how time zones work, and what’s happening on one side of the world while the other side sleeps.

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This is a fantastic and accessible introduction to the concept of time and time zones for a younger audience. It also contains extra material exploring how time is measured and why.

ISBN: 9781408180235 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 AGE: 6+ IMPRINT: A&C BLACK CHILDRENS

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Suma Din has written many children’s and adult’s titles and works closely with many teachers. She is a qualified teacher and mother of three.


When Tom Met Tallulah

Rosie Reeve

One little girl, one cute kitten . . . and one very BIG surprise ending! When Tom meets Tallulah, he’s just a shy little kitten but Tallulah knows just how to make him feel at home. Tallulah, you see, is very good at ‘CAT’. She can tell exactly what Tom wants from a simple ‘purr’ or ‘miaow’. They are the perfect team, best friends until . . . Tom begins to learn ‘HUMAN’. Suddenly, Tom is not quite as cute as he first seemed. SOMEONE has not been nice . . . Find out just how much mischief one rascally cat can get up to in this rebelliously funny picture book.

PRICE: $14.99 NZ$18.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408836996 PUB DATE: MAY 2013 AGE: 2-5 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

Dino-Baby

Mark Sperring Illustrated by Sam Lloyd Join the Dino family as they welcome their ROARING new arrival—Dino-Baby! It’s not easy being a big sister – especially when your new baby brother is a roaring dino baby. There are just SO many things to remember . . . Be quiet in the morning, when you first get up. Because crashes, bangs and thuds will wake our dino pup. Shhhhhhhh! Don’t play rough and tumble with a little thing like this. Instead be soft and gentle. We all LOVE a dino kiss. Mwaah! But, before long, this big sister grows to love teaching her brother all the grown-up things she knows and, very quickly, life in the dino family is as fun (and chaotic!) as ever.

PRICE: $14.99 NZ$18.99 FORMAT: PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781408836729 PUB DATE: JUNE 2013 AGE: 2-5 IMPRINT: BLOOMSBURY CHILDRENS

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