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SPRING

2020

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The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women by Ailsa Ross

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Tickled Pink: How Friendship Washes the World with Color by Andrée Poulin

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Missing Mike by Shari Green

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Swallow’s Dance by Wendy Orr

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The Elephant by Peter Carnavas

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Giraffe and Bird by Rebecca Bender

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Slug Days by Sara Leach

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The Dog Patrol: Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them by Rob Laidlaw

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Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night by Rob Laidlaw

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A World of Kindness by the editors and illustrators of Pajama Press

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Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars: A Vietnamese War Orphan Finds Home by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family by Van Ho and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho

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The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie

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A Good Trade by Alma Fullerton

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Music for Tigers by Michelle Kadarusman

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The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman

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This is My Daddy! by Mies van Hout

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The Haircut by Theo Heras

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My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo

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The Egyptian Mirror by Michael Bedard

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Benjamin’s Blue Feet by Sue Macartney

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Harvey Holds His Own by Colleen Nelson

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A Quiet Girl by Peter Carnavas

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“A fresh, original compilation of adventurous women who have changed the world.”

—Alastair Humphreys, author and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Author and activist Ailsa Ross teams with celebrated artist Amy Blackwell to give readers a fun, informative piece of nonfiction that emphasizes the boundless potential of a new generation of women. This vibrant and engrossing read also features maps, a glossary, cues for further reading, and notes on indigenous cultures. Juvenile Nonfiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-098-7 Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.75 inches / 19 x 24.7 cm List Price: $22.00 USD / $26.00 CAD Hardcover with laminated case

“Brief biographies of 52 intrepid women, spanning the globe and all centuries, are flanked by large, full-color illustrations and by maps that show the women’s adventuring sites… An exciting labor of love—for kids of all gender identities.” Starred Review —Kirkus “Truly international in scope and ranging across centuries…this attractive collection should spartk inquiry for further research.” —Booklist “This colorful, delightful book is highly recommended for all history and women’s history collections.”—School Library Journal


TICKLED PINK

How Friendship Washes the World with Color

Andrée Poulin Illustrated by

Lucile Danis Drouot Inclusion, self-esteem, and the value of true friendship are celebrated in the charismatic art of Lucile Danis Drouot and blithe text of awardwinning author Andrée Poulin. Filippo can’t help that he’s pink. He’s a flamingo, after all. But Zac the zebra and Poncho the panda aren’t having it. They only want to play with fellow black-and-white animals. Filippo is sure he’ll never be content without Zac and Poncho’s friendship. But what would the world be without pink? There would be no roses, no sunsets, no strawberry ice cream. With a little love and encouragement along the way, Filippo sets out to find the value of pink—and of himself.

With Tickled Pink: How Friendship Washes the World with Color, award-winning author Andrée Poulin delivers a fun, heartwarming tale about finding the confidence to be yourself. Illustrator Lucile Danis Drouot highlights Filippo as the only spot of color in a black and white world, gradually making the journey more vibrant as the little flamingo’s confidence—and the reader’s—begins to soar.

Andrée Poulin is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children, including Going for a Sea Bath. The Biggest Poutine in the World won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and Two Boys and a Secret was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for illustrated books. Formerly a journalist, she now enjoys spending much of her time giving workshops for young people in schools and libraries. Andrée lives in Gatineau, Quebec. Lucile Danis Drouot is an illustrator and designer with a lifelong passion for children’s literature. Her works include Claire Comme du Lait, an exploration of emotional health. Lucile lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-104-5 Trim Size: 9.5 x 9.5 inches / 24.1 x 24.1 cm / Pages: 32 Reinforced Trade Binding List Price: $18.95 USD / $23.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: February 18, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: January 24, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings JUV039230 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying JUV002040 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds

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New Release in Paperback!

New Release in Paperback!

MISSING MIKE Award-Winning Author

Award-Winning Author

Shari Green

Wendy Orr

From the award-winning author of Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, a timely middle-grade story about the devastation of wildfires and the resilience of the human spirit.

A thrilling Bronze Age survival story from the award-winning author of Dragonfly Song and Nim’s Island. In the myth-rich culture of Bronze Age Crete, a volcano cuts short the coming-of-age training of Leira, a young priestess. When her world is shattered and her future appears lost, she must find the strength within herself to ensure the survival of her family as refugees across the sea.

When a wildfire turns eleven-year-old Cara Donovan's life upside down, there's one thing she refuses to let go of: her rescue dog, Mike. She will do what it takes to find him, even if it means plunging into a world of fire and ash.

• USBBY Outstanding International Book School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Books selection Starred • CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens Selection

With her signature style combining simplicity and lyricism, Shari Green, the award-winning author of Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess tells an uplifting story of love and loss. And she shows how one girl’s stressful journey eventually leads her to an unexpected place, and a new definition of home. • NCTE Notable Poetry Book • USBBY Outstanding International Book • Shortlisted for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award • Shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Award • Shortlisted for the Forest of Reading Silver • Birch Fiction Award • Shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award • Shortlisted for the MYRCA Sundogs Award “Green does a marvelous job of using backstory to deepen the commitment and love between dog and girl…Tense, heartwarming, and masterful.” —Kirkus Reviews “Green’s free verse novel fairly brims with gripping descriptions of both the fire and Cara’s taut emotional state, allowing readers a front-row seat to the devastation and fear that the fire generates… A fast-paced, compelling, and timely read.” —Booklist

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“[Orr’s] mixture of prose and free verse to tell Leira’s story is lyrical and magnetic—and devastating.” Starred Review —Kirkus Juvenile Fiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-045-1 (HC) / 978-1-77278-085-7 (PB) Trim Size: 5.75 x 8 inches / 14.61 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 248 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $12.95 USD / $15.95 CAD Paperback PB Publication Date: November 26, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: November 1, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada

*Also available in hardcover “Cara provides a dramatic and youthful eyewitness perspective on wildfires, evacuation operations, the kindness and generosity of strangers, and the traumatic uncertainty of loss. A timely addition to middle grade collections.” —School Library Journal

“Leira’s lyrical first-person narrative advances the story along beautifully with a fitting sense of urgency, and free-verse songs clue readers in to her emotional development. Immersive historical fiction.” Starred Review —Booklist “Beautiful writing and a fast-moving plot will give young historical fiction fans much to love.” Starred Review —School Library Journal “A gripping exploration of privilege during [Leira's] journey toward womanhood.” —Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

Juvenile Fiction Ages 10–14 ISBN: 978-1-77278-062-8 (HC) / 978-1-77278-107-6 (PB) Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 inches / 13.97 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 288 List Price: $17.95 USD / $21.95 CAD Hardcover with laminated case List Price: $14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD Paperback PB Publication Date: November 26, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: November 1, 2019 U.S.A. / Canada

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“Written in flowing prose, Missing Mike explores the meaning of home….The emotional intensity of the story never falters.” —Foreword Reviews

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The Elephant Peter Carnavas A jewel of a middle-grade novel about a resilient little girl who longs for her dad to break free from the elephant of his depression When Olive’s dad drags himself to work in the morning, the elephant goes with him. When he comes home again, so does the elephant. It’s always there, heavy and silent, casting a shadow of sadness over him. Olive knows it has been like this since her mother passed away when she was a year old, and she can’t stand to see her father burdened anymore.

Award-winning author-illustrator Peter Carnavas portrays a child’s response to her father’s depression with naïve wisdom. In defiance of the looming grey presence, The Elephant is an intergenerational story of resilience, family, and hope.

With help from her grandfather and her best friend Arthur, she hatches a plan to rid her family of the elephant once and for all. Before long, she’ll learn that while happiness isn’t that simple, small things can move mountains— or elephants.

Peter Carnavas’s career as a primary school teacher inspired him to embrace his passion for children’s literature. His picture book Blue Whale Blues won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award, and My Sister is a Superhero won an Australian Book Industry Award. The Elephant is Peter’s first novel. He lives on Australia’s Sunshine Coast with his family.

Juvenile Fiction for Children Ages 7–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-102-1 Trim Size: 5 x 7.75 inches / 12.7 x 19.7 cm / Pages: 176 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: March 17, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: February 21, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada JUV039240 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Depression & Mental Illness JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings JUV013030 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational JUV002080 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants

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New Hardcover Format!

Slug

Sara Leach

Rebecca Bender

Rebecca Bender

Now in paperback, a USBBY Outstanding International Book about the ups and downs of school and home life for one charismatic little girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Formerly titled Not Friends in the United States, the side-splittingly funny un-friendship story in a new format for younger readers.

On slug days, Lauren feels slow and slimy. She feels like everyone yells at her, and that she has no friends. Today there is a different bus driver; Dan and Sachi are sitting in Lauren’s seat on the bus; and Lauren’s teacher interrupts her reading time. It is definitely a slug day. But not every day is like this. On butterfly days, Lauren makes her classmates laugh, or goes to get ice cream, or works on a special project with Mom.

Giraffe doesn’t like Bird, not even a little bit, and the feeling is mutual. With bold acrylic illustrations, expressive wordplay, and laugh-out-loud storytelling, award-winning author-illustrator Rebecca Bender delivers an odd-couple tale that is anything but your average friendship story. Satisfyingly un-sweet and uproariously irreverent, Giraffe and Bird invites thoughtful discussion about children’s relationships with each other—though first you’ll have to wait for the laughter to stop.

Award-winning author Sara Leach writes Lauren’s endearing story with empathy and humor, sending her flying off like a butterfly into a new chapter of life with a new friend.

• Winner of the OLA Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award • Finalist for the SYRCA Shining Willow Award • Finalist for the CBA Libris Award for Children's Book of the Year • CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens Selection

“A charming friendship story with spare, witty text and that packs a visual punch… Vivid, textured illustrations add an extra level of hilarity to the story…” —Kirkus Reviews “A brilliantly executed picture book.” —Midwest Book Review

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Days

Illustrated by Award-Winning Artist

Award-Winning Author-Illustrator

“Many children’s books deal with the occasional conflict between friends, but this is a fresh, lively addition to the pack... In the end, we are reminded that actions speak Starred Review louder than words.” —Booklist

New NewRelease Releasein inPaperback! Paperback!

Picture Book for Children Ages 3–6 ISBN: 978-1-77278-105-2 Trim Size: 7 x 9 inches / 17.78 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 32 Padded Cover List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Publication Date: March 3, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: February 7, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

“Toronto author-illustrator Rebecca Bender has created a confident, colorful, and very funny picture book…A delightful debut.” —Quill & Quire

• Finalist for the ALA Schneider Family Middle School Book Award • USBBY Outstanding International Book • Finalist for the Foreword INDIES Juvenile Fiction Award • Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award Starred • CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens Selection “The first-person narration makes Lauren’s logic clear…” —The Horn Book Magazine “Lauren’s narrative voice is honest, poignant, and spot-on in describing her often baffled perceptions… [A] fine, affecting addition to the literature for kids on the spectrum and for those who know those kids—in short, for just about everyone.” —Kirkus Reviews “A necessary addition to elementary school libraries and a potential spark for a discussion about autism, Asperger’s, or simply embracing differences.” —School Library Journal

Illustrated Junior Novel Ages 7–10 ISBN: 978-1-77278-022-2 (HC) / 978-1-77278-032-1 (PB) Trim Size: 5.5 x 7.5 inches / 13.97 x 19.05 cm / Pages: 120 List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $12.95 USD / $13.95 CAD Paperback with flaps PB Publication Date: February 4, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: January 10, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

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“Leach’s empathetic novel should both open eyes and encourage greater patience and understanding.” —Publishers Weekly “In creating a nuanced, formidable character, Leach tackles a challenging topic with skill and even some lightness.” —Quill & Quire

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DOG PATROL OUR CANINE COMPANIONS AND THE KIDS WHO PROTECT THEM

Rob Laidlaw In a full-color dog book unlike any other, acclaimed children’s nonfiction author Rob Laidlaw delves into the history and evolution of dogs as human companions, and empowers young readers to promote the health and happiness of dogs in their own lives and beyond. From the award-winning author of No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs and Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night comes an immersive compendium about dogs and dog guardianship. In The Dog Patrol: Our Canine Companions and the Kids Who Protect Them, celebrated animal activist and biologist Rob Laidlaw details both the joys and responsibilities of dog guardianship, from choosing where to get a new puppy to making sure your dog’s social and physical needs are being met. Along the way,

tens of thousands of years of history between humans and dogs come to life. Highlighted throughout the text are profiles of kids who have gone above and beyond to help canines in need. With informational sidebars, full-color photographs, a glossary and index, and a list of further resources, The Dog Patrol is the quintessential handbook for young readers inspired to improve dog welfare at home and beyond.

Rob Laidlaw has devoted his life to protecting animals and empowering others to do the same. He is the founder of several animal protection organizations and an author of many children's books about animal welfare and activism. No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs won the OLA Silver Birch NonFiction Award and the Hackmatack Award; its companion book, Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends, was a finalist for the same awards. Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night was an Honor Book for the Green Earth Book Award and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction. Rob lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Juvenile Nonfiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-103-8 Trim Size: 9 x 10 inches / 22.8 x 25.4 cm / Pages: 52 List Price: $19.95 USD / $23.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Index / Glossary / 8-page gatefold illustration Publication Date: March 31, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: March 6, 2020 U.S.A / Canada JNF003060 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dogs JNF003170 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Pets JNF007110 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists JNF053060 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Friendship

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New Release in Paperback!

New Release in Paperback!

A World of Kindness A Canadian Children’s Bestseller for over 20 weeks returns in a quality paperback edition

Award-winning Author

Rob Laidlaw A Green Earth Book Award Children’s Nonfiction Honor Book returns in a new paperback edition

Nine celebrated children’s picture book illustrators, including Rebecca Bender, Wallace Edwards, and Suzanne Del Rizzo, unite to illustrate an empowering text that celebrates the ways young children can show kindness. In a series of thoughtful questions, the text reminds readers of the impact they can have through everyday actions and words.

From the award-winning author of No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs and Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends comes an inspiring book about bats and bat conservation. Celebrated animal activist and biologist Rob Laidlaw explains bats’ habits and habitats and their importance for maintaining biodiversity. Bat biology is explored alongside the history of human-bat relations, with facts to fascinate even the most nervous reader. Spotlight features on young “Bat Citizens” working for bat conservation around the world make this an empowering book for children seeking their own expressions of global citizenship. • Finalist for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction • Green Earth Book Award Children’s Nonfiction Honor Book • Nominated for the OLA Forest of Reading Silver Birch Nonfiction Award Starred Se• CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens lection

“A tool to spur kindness conversations…” —Kirkus Reviews “Ultimately, young readers may realize that kindness starts with one small act, rippling outward to touch others and improve the world.” —ILA Literacy Daily, "Conflict: Awareness, Understanding, and Resolution" Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-039-0 (HC) / 978-1-77278-108-3 (PB) Trim Size: 9 x 10 inches / 22.86 x 25.4 cm / Pages: 52 List Price: $18.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $14.95 USD / $17.95 CAD Paperback with flaps Index / Glossary / 8-page gatefold illustration PB Publication Date: February 18, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: January 17, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

“Look to this eye-catching book to be convinced of the wonders of the bat and how they are deserving of protection.” —Kirkus Reviews

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“Even readers who don’t actively engage in citizen science projects should gain a new appreciation of bats through this engaging overview.” —School Library Journal

“While those already entranced by these singular creatures of the night will be inspired anew, the succinct, wellresearched text and interactive format—including a center gatefold of a life-size hoary bat—is sure to recruit a fresh legion of bat lovers, too. Bat citizens unite.” —Booklist

“Many readers will be inspired by Laidlaw’s implication that anyone can become an animal advocate with enough curiosity and compassion.” —Publishers Weekly

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Picture Book for Children Ages 3–5 ISBN: 978-1-77278-050-5 (HC) / 978-1-77278-109-0 (PB) Trim Size: 10 x 9 inches / 25.4 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $12.95 USD / $14.95 CAD Paperback with flaps PB Publication Date: February 18, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: January 24, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

*Also available in hardcover

“Very simple concepts and lovely drawings excel in clarifying the concept and various ways it can empower a child, in particular, in a highly recommended survey all collections should have.” —Midwest Book Review “Every page of this book has a unique style of artwork….The settings and children featured in each scene reflect a diversity of cultures… Every child (and parent) could benefit from this book.” —Resource Links www.pajamapress.ca

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Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch A beautiful omnibus edition of the award-winning biographies Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War and One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way Tuyet remembers little about life before the Saigon orphanage, before polio left her limping and in constant pain, before the war made it too dangerous to stand under the bomb-filled Vietnam sky. Unable to play with the other children and knowing that at eight she is too old be adopted, she helps care for the babies in the orphanage. So when frantic aid-workers load a van full of babies and take Tuyet as well, she thinks that’s why she is there: as a carer. She can’t guess that, with the capital about to fall to the North Vietnamese, she is being evacuated on the last airplane full of at-risk children bound for new adoptive homes in the west. Before she knows what is happening, Tuyet is whisked into life with the Morris family: Mom, Dad, their biological daughter Beth, and their adopted children Lara and Aaron. It takes some time to really understand that she isn’t there to help care for baby Aaron: she is there to be

their daughter. She learns that the bright sparks in the sky are stars, not bombs, that flames on a birthday cake are nothing to fear, and that her only jobs are to play and to be loved. But a bigger test stands before Tuyet: corrective surgery for her twisted ankle, and a gruelling physiotherapy regimen. Unable to speak English yet and terrified that the procedure will fail,Tuyet must draw on every ounce of courage and focus on her dream of running and kicking a ball in a pair of matching shoes. Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars: A Vietnamese War Orphan Finds Home is an omnibus edition of the award-winning Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War and One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way. Retold by acclaimed children’s author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Tuyet’s dramatic true story is based on personal interviews and enhanced with archival photos.

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a multi-award-winning author of historical fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. Dance of the Banished was a USSBY Outstanding International Book, a White Ravens Selection, and the winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War won the Red Cedar Information Book Award and its sequel, One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way won the OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award. Both were Bank Street Best Books. Her other acclaimed titles include Stolen Girl, Making Bombs for Hitler, and The War Below. In 2008, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the development of the culture of Ukraine, Marsha was awarded the Order of Princess Olha. She lives in Brantford, Ontario.

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Juvenile Nonfiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-094-9 Trim Size: 5.75 x 8 inches / 14.6 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 224 List Price: $18.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: April 7, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: March 13, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada JNF053180 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Disabilities & Special Needs JNF069000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Diversity & Multicultural JNF019010 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Adoption JNF024020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries JNF025030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Asia JNF025130 JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars JNF007000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General

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New Release in Paperback!

New Release in Paperback!

TOO YOUNG TO ESCAPE

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

Award-winning Author

Van Ho

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho

And Award-Winning Author

Illustrated by Award-winning Artist

A 2019 USBBY Outstanding International Book and 2019 ILA Notable Book for a Global Society now available in paperback!

The first picture book to recount the dramatic true story of a refugee family’s perilous escape from Vietnam

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War,Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, sister, Loan, and brother, Tuan, are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City for freedom in the West. Four-year-old Van is too young—and her grandmother is too old—for such a dangerous journey by boat, so the two have been left behind. Once settled in North America, her parents will eventually be able to sponsor them, and Van and her grandmother will fly away to safety. But how long must she wait until that day?

The dramatic true story of Tuan Ho, who was six years old in 1981 when he, his mother, and two sisters dodged the bullets of Vietnam’s military police for the perilous chance of boarding an overburdened fishing boat and escaping to the west. Told to multi-award-winning author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and illustrated by the celebrated Brian Deines, Tuan’s story has become Adrift at Sea, the first picture book to describe the flight of Vietnam’s “Boat People” refugees.

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

• USSBY Outstanding International Book • ILA Notable Book for a Global Society • Honorable Mention for the NCTA Freeman Book Award • Finalist for the Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award • Finalist for the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award

“A short and poignant narrative…” —The Horn Book Guide “This illuminating chapter book respects an often overlooked demographic, providing transitioning readers a truthful yet age-appropriate introduction to big issues that still affect people to this day.” —Kirkus Reviews “As a work of fragmented and painful memories from the time Van was between the ages of four and eight, the nar-

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A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival

Brian Deines

Juvenile Nonfiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-066-6 (HC) / 978-1-77278-116-8 (PB) Trim Size: 5.75 x 8 inches / 14.6 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 152 List Price: $16.95 USD / $18.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD Paperback with flaps Index / Photographic Insert PB Publication Date: March 24, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: March 6, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

*Also available in hardcover rative is impressively credible... Family photographs and appended interviews with both Van’s parents add a particular poignancy to her narrative.” —Booklist “[T]he authors eschew sentimentality and sensationalism, creating a straightforward autobiography that is truthful about resilience and the often unpredictable ways children Starred Review act and react.” —Quill & Quire

•W  inner of the Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award • Honour Book for the Canadian Children's Literature Roundtables Information Book Award • Finalist for the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award • Finalist for the Red Cedar Information Book Award • Finalist for the Cybils Award

Nonfiction Picture Book for Children Ages 6–9 ISBN: 978-1-77278-005-5 (HC) / 978-1-77278-119-9 (PB) Trim Size: 11 x 9.5 inches / 27.94 x 24.13 cm / Pages: 40 List Price: $19.95 USD / $23.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD Paperback with flaps PB Publication Date: April 14, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: March 20, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

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“...detailed authors’ notes include history, photographs, and maps.The warm undertones in Deines’ oil paintings evoke tropical Vietnam.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Skrypuch uses one child’s story to give moving insight into the experience of the many children who escaped war-ravaged Vietnam to start new lives…” —Publishers Weekly

“This is a solid informational resource that can be used for introducing a refugee’s experience.” —School Library Journal

“The text is terse and unembellished, leaving the images to capture the emotions through color and perspective—and they do so with compelling immediacy.” —Booklist

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New Release in Paperback!

New Release in Paperback | New Hardcover Format!

The Flooded Ear th Award-Winning Author

Mardi McConnochie

Alma Fullerton

The 2019 Green Earth Book AwardWinning trilogy opener is now available in paperback!

Illustrated by

Karen Patkau

Forty years after the earth was devastated by massive flooding, four children on one small sailboat must flee corrupt authorities and overcome the dangers of the sea that drowned their world. Mardi McConnochie’s middlegrade cli-fi trilogy opens at top speed, drawing readers into a race against pirates, authorities, and the sea itself in a not-so-distant future full of new technology and old human failings.

“A pleasure to read aloud… Expertly crafted…reminds readers of the pleasure of small things.” —Kirkus Starred Review In a small Ugandan village, Kato wakes early to start the long, barefoot trek to the village well. Alma Fullerton’s spare, lilting prose tells a deceptively simple story of one day in a little boy’s life. But as Karen Patkau’s striking illustrations reveal, in a place ravaged by a generation of civil war and drought, a village well brings life, a gift of shoes is a cause for celebration, and a simple flower becomes an eloquent symbol of peace and gratitude.

•W  inner of the 2019 Green Earth Book Award – Children's Fiction • Junior Library Guild selection

“The plot-driven adventure is deepened by interactions and revelations that shape the characters as they make their way across the ocean.” —The Horn Book Magazine “A bright adventure that touches upon a range of intense themes, from climate change to the refugee crisis.” —Booklist “[T]his adventure novel is a strong series opener with a unique and timely concept.” —School Library Journal “Despite the post-disaster setting, an exciting and old-fashioned sailboat quest with pirates, secret codes, storms, and cannibals.” —Kirkus Reviews “Readers of this first in the series will be eager to learn where the team’s sailboat takes them next…” —Foreword Reviews

Juvenile Fiction Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-049-9 (HC) / 978-1-77278-120-5 (PB) Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 inches / 13.97 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 336 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD Paperback with flaps PB Publication Date: April 14, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: March 27, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

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• White Ravens Choice • Bank Street Best Book • Finalist for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award • Finalist for the Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award • Finalist for the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award OLA Best Bet “A pleasure to read aloud… Expertly crafted, Fullerton’s first picture book reminds readers of the pleasure of Starred Review small things.” —Kirkus “Young readers will enjoy this sweet day-in-the-life snapshot.” —School Library Journal

Picture Book for Children Ages 4–8 ISBN: 978-1-77278-117-5 (HC) / 978-1-77278-118-2 (PB) Trim Size: 10 x 9 inches / 25.4 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $18.95 USD / $23.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD Paperback with flaps Publication Date: April 14, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: March 20, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

“On his trek to get water for the day, a Ugandan boy sees a treasure in an aid truck, and he finds just the right gift to trade for it.” —Quill & Quire “A Good Trade is an eloquently told, beautifully illustrated, and heartfelt story.” —Resource Links

“The double gesture of kindness—the good trade—projects a strong spirit of generosity and gratitude, traits as universal as the appeal of a gift of cool new sneakers.” —Publishers Weekly

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FOR From Governor General's Award finalist

Michelle Kadarusman A young violinist discovers her mother’s family secretly harbor a sanctuary for extinct Tasmanian tigers in the remote Australian rainforest. Shipped halfway around the world to spend the summer with her mom’s eccentric Australian relatives, middle schooler and passionate violinist Louisa is prepared to be resentful. But life at the family’s remote camp in the Tasmanian rainforest is intriguing, to say the least. There are pig-footed bandicoots, scary spiders, weird noises and odors in the night, and a quirky boy named Colin who cooks the most amazing meals. Not the least strange is her Uncle Ruff, with his unusual pet and veiled hints about something named Deadman’s Rock.

Photo credit: Micah Ricardo Riedl

Finally, Louisa learns the truth: Deadman’s Rock is a sanctuary established by her great-grandmother Eleanor—a sanctuary for Tasmanian tigers, Australia’s huge marsupials that were famously hunted into extinction almost a hundred years ago. Or so the world believes. Hidden in the rainforest at Deadman’s Rock, one tiger remains. But now the sanctuary is threatened by a

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mining operation, and the last Tasmanian tiger must be lured deeper into the forest. The problem is, not since her great-grandmother has a member of the family been able to earn the shy tigers’ trust. As the summer progresses, Louisa forges unexpected connections with Colin, with the forest, and—through Eleanor’s journal—with her great-grandmother. She begins to suspect the key to saving the tiger is her very own music. But will her plan work? Or will the enigmatic Tasmanian tiger disappear once again, this time forever? A moving coming-of-age story wrapped up in the moss, leaves, and blue gums of the Tasmanian rainforest where, hidden under giant ferns, crouches its most beloved, and lost, creature.

Michelle Kadarusman grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and has also lived in Indonesia and Canada. Her middle-grade novel The Theory of Hummingbirds was a finalist for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award, the MYRCA Sundogs Award, and the SYRCA Diamond Willow Award. Her 2019 novel Girl of the Southern Sea is a Junior Library Guild selection and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature Text category. Michelle lives in Toronto, Canada, and is looking forward to soon spending more time in Australia.

Juvenile Fiction for Children Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-054-3 Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 inches / 13.97 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 224 List Price: $17.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Reinforced Trade Binding Publication Date: April 28, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: April 3, 2020 U.S.A / Canada JUV029010 JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment JUV030080 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania JUV031040 JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music JUV039020 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age JUV002340 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Jungle Animals

ISBN: 978-1-77278-081-9 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

“A riveting read featuring a determined and talented teenager.” —School Library Journal “Kadarusman effectively weaves a gentle tale of love and loss and illuminates the power of storytelling.” —Kirkus Reviews “In spare and elegant prose, Kadarusman weaves a quiet tale of survival, grit, and integrity.” —Booklist

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New Paperback Format!

From Governor General's Award finalist

Michelle Kadarusman In a stunning new paperback edition, a moving middle-grade novel novel that is not about overcoming disability, but rather about becoming one's truest self. “Hummingbirds and angels don’t need two good feet. They have wings.” That’s what Alba’s mother always says. Of course, Alba doesn’t have wings or two good feet: she has Cleo. Cleo is the name Alba has given to her left foot, which was born twisted in the wrong direction. Now, after many surgeries and one final cast, Cleo is almost ready to meet the world straight on— just in time for the sixth-grade cross-country race. • Nominated for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Express Award • Nominated for the MYRCA Sundogs Award • Finalist for the SYRCA Diamond Willow Starred • CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens Selection “[Alba’s] goals occur in small steps, easing her into the difference between her dream and the reality without diminishing her accomplishments. ” —Kirkus Reviews “Readers learn that a group of hummingbirds is called a ‘charm’—and are sure to be charmed by this heartfelt tale.” —School Library Journal

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“In the mode of Jeanne Birdsall and Natalie Lloyd, Kadarusman makes some narrative choices that favour poeticism and poignancy over realism....The negativity is fleeting and the trajectory of Alba’s journey is onward and upward.” —Quill & Quire “This is a great story about doing what one can and not always comparing oneself with others.” —Resource Links “Alba’s perspective here is delightfully authentic…. Indeed, it is [the hummingbird facts] that will keep readers intrigued over and above the more common theme of friendship that binds this story, elevating this novel to a rich and thought-provoking read.” —CM Magazine

Junenile Fiction Ages 8–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-115-1 Trim Size 5.5 x 7.5 inches / 13.97 x 19.05 cm / Pages: 160 List Price: $12.95 USD / $14.95 CAD Paperback with flaps Publication Date: April 28, 2020 Ship Date: April 3, 2020

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This is My Daddy!

ect Father’s Da f r e yt Ap itl e!

Also by Mies van Hout

Mies van Hout Renowned illustrator Mies van Hout delivers a funny and affectionate picture book that celebrates fathers and the value of play. “Who is my Daddy?” asks a prickly baby animal. Is it the porcupine? The dust bunny? Could it be the cactus? No! It’s the father hedgehog, of course, cuddling his baby to sleep. With This is My Daddy!, acclaimed author-illustrator Mies van Hout gives young readers a fun and often funny challenge: correctly choose a baby animal’s father from among four candidates, rendered in striking portraits. The vibrant cast includes busy beavers, slippery snails, roaming rhinos, and more.

ijn papa!

ISBN: 978-1-77278-084-0 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD HC

A clever twist on babies-and-parents books, This is My Daddy! will mesmerize little ones with the details of its vivid artwork. Then, just when the complacent reader has the pattern all figured out, story time wraps up with a side-splitting surprise.

Mies van Hout is the author and illustrator of the picture books Happy, Friends, From One to Ten, and What Cats Think, among others, which have been hugely popular in Europe and North America. She studied graphic design at the Arts Academy in Groningen, the Netherlands, and has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 1989. Her distinctive paintings are cheerful and bold, and her work has been published in more than twenty countries.

“Simplicity plus spirited art equals a counting book that you can count on.” —Kirkus Starred Review “Amidst the numerous counting books available, van Hout offers a stand-out with great child (and adult) appeal...” —Booklist Starred Review

Picture Book for Children Ages 1–4 ISBN: 978-1-77278-112-0 Trim Size: 8 x 8 inches / 20.32 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $17.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Padded cover Publication Date: June 2, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: May 1, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

ISBN: 978-1-77278-087-1 List Price: $19.95 USD / $23.95 CAD HC

JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents JUV002000 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

“This book perfectly encapsulates everything that is elegant and enigmatic, sinister and sassy in feline behavior...”—School Library Journal “Are cats capable of poetry? They are in this volume…Color pours off each page in van Hout’s vibrant, bold illustrations—a mix of acrylic ink, oil pastels, and gouache.” —Publishers Weekly

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A perfect Father’s Day title!

Theo Heras Illustrated by

Renné Benoit A confidence-boosting story about a little one’s first haircut from the creators of Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, and Where’s Bunny? Uh oh, hair in eyes—it’s time for this little one’s first haircut. The barbershop comes alive with sensory details as he watches other customers and bravely takes his own turn in the chair. Clip, clip, clip…now there is a big boy in the mirror!

Theo Heras and Renné Benoit, the creators of Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, and Where’s Bunny?, once again capture the toddler experience with simplicity and charm. In a sturdy book format with a padded cover and extra-heavy pages that are easy to turn and hard to tear, The Haircut is perfect for little ones who are just beginning to feel big.

Theo Heras is a performer, speaker, book reviewer, and a children’s librarian. Passionate about literature and programming for babies and toddlers, Theo published the picture book Hat On, Hat Off in 2016 to wide critical acclaim, followed by Baby Cakes in 2017 and Where's Bunny? in 2018. Her most recent titles are Our New Kittens and My Puppy Patch. Theo has also recorded two albums: What Will We Do with the Baby-o?, and Seashell, Sing a Song to Me. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Renné Benoit is living her childhood dream of being an artist. Trained in graphic design, she is the award-winning illustrator of more than 15 books for children. Her awards include the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children's Literature for Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion; the OLA Silver Birch Express Award for The Secret of the Village Fool; and the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize for both Fraser Bear and Goodbye to Griffith Street. The latter was also nominated for the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award. Big City Bees was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration. Renné lives in St. Thomas, Ontario.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 1–3 ISBN: 978-1-77278-095-6 Trim Size: 9 x 9 inches / 22.86 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 24 List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD Padded cover Publication Date: April 7, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: March 6, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada JUV039090 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience JUV015010 JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities JUV013060 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

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New Release in Paperback!

Award-Winning Author and Illustrator

Suzanne Del Rizzo The New York Times notable book now in paperback! Sami’s family has escaped their burning city and walked all the way to a refugee camp at the edge of Syria. They are safe, but all Sami can think of is the pet birds he left behind. A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, My Beautiful Birds illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home. •N  ew York Times Notable Children's Book • Winner of the Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children's Literature • Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Canada • ILA Notable Book for a Global Society • Junior Library Guild Selection • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids & Teens selection • Honorable Mention for the Middle East Book Award • Finalist for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award • Finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award • Finalist for the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award • Finalist for the Foreword INDIES Picture Book Award • Finalist for the Cybils Award

“If you’ve been wondering how to present the refugee crisis to children without losing faith in humanity, take a look at this graceful, even uplifting book.” —The New York Times

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“Beauty and sorrow sit side by side in this compassionate and age-appropriate depiction of contemporary refugee life.” —The Horn Book Magazine “A stunning offering for libraries wishing to add to their collection of hopeful yet realistic refugee tales.” —School Library Journal “My Beautiful Birds is a lovely, timely book.” Starred Review —Quill & Quire “This story of one frightened little boy who finds strength in caring for animals and uses that strength to comfort other kids is an excellent means of explaining a difficult subject to young children.” —Kirkus Reviews “[T]his story draws attention to an important world issue without subjecting young readers to its harshest realities.” —Booklist

Picture Book for Children Ages 6–10 ISBN: 978-1-77278-010-9 (HC) / 978-1-77278-121-2 (PB) Trim Size: 8 x 10 inches / 20.32 x 25.4 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $18.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket List Price: $13.95 USD / $16.95 CAD Paperback with flaps PB Publication Date: May 26, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada PB Ship Date: April 17, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

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From Governor General's Award winner

Michael Bedard

A darkly fantastic middle-grade mystery with the ominous atmosphere loved by fans of Jonathan Auxier and Jonathan Stroud Thirteen-year-old Simon’s life has been knocked askew ever since his family moved into his deceased grandfather’s house. First there’s his eccentric neighbor Mr. Hawkins, who is laid up with a broken leg. Simon’s mother begins sending him over there with dinner for the elderly man, and soon Mr. Hawkins is depending on Simon to fetch old books and manuscript pages from all over his eerie, mirror-filled house. There’s one mirror in particular, an ancient Egyptian piece, that keeps showing Simon visions of a disturbing figure emerging from its depths. No one else sees the figure, though—just like they don’t see the huge, gaunt dog lurking in Mr. Hawkins’ bushes. As Simon himself becomes increasingly plagued

Michael Bedard is a multi-awardwinning author of middle-grade and young-adult novels that blend his love of literature with a flair for the ominous. His novels include A Darker Magic, The Green Man, and Redwork, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the CLA Book of the Year Award for Children. Michael was born and raised in Toronto, where he still lives.

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by a mysterious illness, he is powerless to help as his neighbor descends into paranoia about dark forces encircling his house. The terrible part is, Mr. Hawkins is right. Everything is about to get much, much worse. With an eerie atmosphere perfect for fans of Jonathan Auxier and Jonathan Stroud, The Egyptian Mirror is a deliciously unsettling mystery from Michael Bedard, the author of The Green Man, A Darker Magic, and the Governor General’s Award-winning Redwork.

Juvenile fiction for Children Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-110-6 Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 inches / 13.97 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 288 List Price: $18.95 USD / $23.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: May 5, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: April 17, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada

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Benjamin’s Blue Feet Sue Macartney A young bird with a flair for discovery and invention learns self-acceptance one blue-footed step at a time. Benjamin the blue-footed booby is coming of age in his flock’s world of flying, diving, swimming, and fishing. But he already has a unique gift: treasure-hunting. One day, after finding a mirror, Benjamin becomes convinced that his beak is too long, his wings are too wide, and his feet are too big and blue. He decides to use his treasures to change himself. But without his beak, wings, and feet, is he even a blue-footed booby anymore?

Illustrated with Sue Macartney’s lively, light graphic art style, Benjamin’s Blue Feet is a playful, jovial picture book about self-image and self-worth. Packed with humor and heart, it is sure to become a new storytime favorite.

Sue Macartney sustains her creativity as an author and illustrator of children’s literature through travel. She has worked as a designer and art teacher and has lived on four continents. She now lives with her husband and a fluffy cat named Pippin in Victoria, British Columbia.

Picture Book for Children Ages 3–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-111-3 Trim Size: 8 x 10 inches / 20.32 x 25.4 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $17.95 USD / $23.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: June 16, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: May 22, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance JUV039090 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories JUV002040 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds

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Harvey Holds His Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award winner

Colleen Nelson Illustrated by

Tara Anderson The West Highland Terrier that brought Harvey Comes Home to life returns with his tail wagging and his nose sharp, ready for a new adventure. Harvey the West Highland Terrier, hero of Harvey Comes Home, is back with his beloved Maggie. He is also back at Brayside retirement home, where he and Maggie now volunteer along with their friend Austin.There Maggie is drawn to a new resident, Mrs. Fradette, who tells stories of learning to fix cars as a twelve-year-old during the flood of 1950. Mrs. Fradette, with her bold fashion and love of poker, doesn’t fit in among the beige-cardigan-wearing, bridge-playing ladies of Brayside, but she doesn’t seem to care. Maybe that’s why Maggie likes her so much. Since seventh grade began, Maggie hasn’t been fitting in well with her friends, either.

breaks over the little puppy’s plight, so he takes her to safety. Maggie and the Brayside residents and staff praise Harvey’s heroic efforts, wishing that Austin could have his own dog. But the little puppy will need time to recover from her trauma before she can be adopted, and then there’s another, even bigger obstacle: Austin’s mom, who says no to pets.

Always alert for anything new—and with a nose that never misses a new scent—Harvey follows his instincts on a walk with Austin and discovers an abandoned newborn puppy in a pile of trash. Austin’s heart almost

Award-winning author Colleen Nelson delivers another satisfying story of heart, perseverance, and one incredible little dog.

As fall edges toward winter, Harvey picks up an unfriendly scent in his backyard, and he will stop at nothing to keep Maggie and the others safe. But sometimes the little Westie is just too brave for his own good.

An author and elementary school teacher, Colleen Nelson earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in her hometown of Winnipeg. Her previous novels include the critically acclaimed Harvey Comes Home, Sadia, winner of the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and Blood Brothers, selected as the 2018 McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People. Colleen writes daily in between appearances at hockey rinks and soccer fields in support of her two sports-loving sons. A folk artist and award-winning illustrator who trained at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tara Anderson is known for her lively and humorous illustrations of animals. Her books include the illustrated novels Harvey Comes Home and Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life, the Halloween picture book Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round, and the award-winning Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, among others. Tara shares a farmhouse in Tweed, Ontario, with her husband, her young daughter, and several cats.

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HARVEY'S ACCLAIMED DEBUT!

Middle-Grade Fiction for Children Ages 9–12 ISBN: 978-1-77278-114-4 Trim Size: 5.5 x 8 inches / 13.97 x 20.32 cm / Pages: 224 List Price: $17.95 USD / $21.95 CAD / Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: July 14, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: June 12, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs JUV039020 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age JUV016180 JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-) JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

ISBN: 978-1-77278-097-0 List Price: $17.95 USD / $21.95 CAD HC

“[T]his gently paced, character-driven narrative captivates on every level, transforming a ‘lost dog’ story into a deeper reading experience.” —School Library Journal Starred Review “Affecting, riveting, and evocative...” —Kirkus Reviews “Dog lovers will drool over this multigenerational story.” —Booklist

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A Quiet Girl

(c) UQP 2019 Not for distribution or resale

Peter Carnavas

Celebrated author-illustrator Peter Carnavas’s gentle family story about mindfulness and stillness reminds us of the beauty all around us—if we only take the time to notice it. A Quiet Girl Final pages.indd 15

Mary was a quiet girl. She thought quiet thoughts, stepped quiet steps, and whispered quiet words.

It isn’t until her family starts searching the neighborhood for her that they begin to see the world through her eyes.

Mary knows how to savor the small things. Wonder is everywhere: in the rustle of leaves, in the sigh of a sleeping dog, in the wingbeats of the birds who visit her upcycled feeders. But Mary’s family couldn’t be more different. Amidst the sound of blow-dryers, blenders, lawnmowers, and her brother’s trombone, Mary goes almost unnoticed.

From critically acclaimed author-illustrator Peter Carnavas comes a gentle breeze of a picture book with themes of mindfulness, observation, and being present in the natural world. A Quiet Girl invites young readers (and the noisy adults in their lives) to appreciate the thousand little pleasures that surround us—if only we would notice them.

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Now that Mary was very quiet, her family hardly noticed her at all.

Peter Carnavas’s career as a primary school teacher inspired him to embrace his passion for children’s literature. His picture book Blue Whale Blues won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Crystal Kite Award, and My Sister is a Superhero won an Australian Book Industry Award. The Elephant, Peter’s first novel, won the 2018 Children’s Book Award at the Queensland Literary Awards. He lives on Australia’s Sunshine Coast with his family.

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Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7 ISBN: 978-1-77278-122-9 Trim Size: 9 x 9 inches / 22.86 x 22.86 cm / Pages: 32 List Price: $18.95 USD / $22.95 CAD Hardcover with dust jacket Publication Date: July 21, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada Ship Date: June 19, 2020 U.S.A. / Canada JUV029000 JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / General JUV046000 JUVENILE FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical JUV039050 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings JUV002040 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds JUV009110 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Sounds

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Celebrating five

Winner: The Arts category “A good primer to complement a child’s first time seeing The Nutcracker and, for those familiar with it, a fresh take on a classic.” —The Horn Book Magazine “Sure to elicit the storytime equivalent of ‘encore’ at Christmastime and beyond.”—Kirkus Reviews

Northern Lights Book Award Winner: Best Illustrator category

“This vibrant tribute to a holiday tradition follows a sensory-filled adventure to a Nutcracker performance…A charming entrée for ballet-bound children.” —Publishers Weekly

winners!

“Del Rizzo brings eye-catching allure to Kerbel’s wistful welcome.” —Publishers Weekly

Winner: Pre-Teen Fiction category

“New parents will love reading this book as they prepare for and welcome new additions to their home.” —School Library Journal “[T]he metaphors will surely strike a chord…And the ending is both beautifully illustrated and poignant...” —Kirkus Reviews

A great g if for Moth t er's Day!

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Winner: Board Book / Toddler category

ISBN: 978-1-77278-091-8 | List Price: $19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD

“[T]his gently paced, character-driven narrative captivates on every level, transforming a ‘lost dog’ story into a deeper reading experience.” —School Library Journal Starred Review “Dog lovers will drool over this multi-generational story.” —Booklist “Affecting, riveting, and evocative...” —Kirkus Reviews

Winner: Pre-Teen Cultural category ISBN: 978-1-77278-097-0 | List Price: $17.95 USD / $21.95 CAD

“Readers will cheer Nia’s real powers—her storytelling talent and her resiliency—in this vividly set story.” —The Horn Book Guide “Simplicity plus spirited art equals a counting book that you can count on.” —Kirkus Starred Review

“A riveting read featuring a determined and talented teenager.” —School Library Journal “In spare and elegant prose, Kadarusman weaves a quiet tale of survival, grit, and integrity…” —Booklist

“Amidst the numerous counting books available, van Hout offers a stand-out with great child (and adult) appeal...” —Booklist Starred Review “[A] delightful introduction to basic counting skills...” —Foreword Reviews ISBN: 978-1-77278-084-0 | List Price: $17.95 USD / $19.95 CAD

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