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Picture Books & Novels

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Religious Titles 30 Resources for Teachers & Librarians

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Subject Guide 40

2015 Randolph Caldecott Honor 2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal 2015 SCBWI Golden Kite Award

Order & Contact Information 43

2015 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Award

Order Form 44

The Horn Book Fanfare 2014

Indexes 45

2015 ALSC Notable Children’s Books

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2014 School Library Journal Best Books of 2014 Booklist Editors’ Choice 2014 New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2014

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Book Links Lasting Connections of 2014 Literacy Daily Best Picture Books of 2014 Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2014 About.com Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014 2015 –16 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

Edelweiss Interactive Catalogs

2014 Kirkus Prize Finalist 2015 –16 Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award Finalist California Reading Association Eureka! Award Finalist 2015 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Bank Street College Best Children’s Books 2015 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Young Readers Selection 2014 Maine Lupine Award 2015 ILA/CBC Teachers’ Choices 2016 –17 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award List 2015 –16 Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Award List 2015 Carolyn W. Field Award Honor Book

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2016 ILA/CBC Children’s Choices

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Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Gold Award Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition www.eerdmans.com / youngreaders


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Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2016 Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition

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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015

2016 Carter G. Woodson Book Award

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2015

2016 PEN USA Literary Award — Children’s Literature Finalist

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Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2015

2016 –17 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition — Silver Medal

2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Awards Finalist

Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards Finalist Bank Street College Best Children’s Books 2016 Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2016 New York Public Library 100 Children’s Books for Reading and Sharing Teaching for Change Favorite Books of 2015

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2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Fuse #8 100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2015 Reading Is Fundamental Best Books of 2015

Spirituality & Practice Best Spiritual Books of 2015

Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Awards Finalist Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Silver Honor p. 11

Junior Library Guild Selection Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016 Booklist Editors’ Choice 2016

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2016 Carolyn W. Field Award Honor Book 2016 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award 2015 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Awards — Bronze Winner 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People The Nonfiction Detectives Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books 2016

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Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Spirituality & Practice Best Spiritual Books of 2015 Catholic Press Association Children’s Book Award — Honorable Mention

Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Silver Honor

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The Blue Hour Written and illustrated by Isabelle Simler The sun has set, the day has ended, but the night hasn’t quite arrived. This magical twilight is known as the blue hour. A variety of animals — birds, foxes, butterflies, whales — come together in a symphony of blue to celebrate the merging of day and night. With its soothing text and radiant artwork, this elegant picture book displays the majesty of nature and reminds readers that beauty is fleeting but also worth savoring. Isabelle Simler  attended the Graduate School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Since then, she has written and illustrated several picture books. Isabelle Simler leads drawing workshops for children based on The Blue Hour, teaching students how to represent nature through the lens of a single color. She lives in France. www.isabellesimler.com


NEW FOR SPRING 2017 February ISBN 978-0-8028-5488-9 $19.00 Ages 4 – 8 Trim size: 9” x 12¾” Full-color illustrations throughout Hardcover, unjacketed 42 pages Picture book Keywords: animals, nature, night, bedtime BISAC code: JUV002000 Poster and bookmark available North America rights only; Courtes et Longues elsewhere Translated from French

More books featuring animals

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March ISBN 978-0-8028-5481- 0 $16.00 Ages 4 – 9 Trim size: 6 7/8” x 97/8” Full-color illustrations throughout Hardcover, unjacketed 38 pages Picture book Keywords: fable, politics, ruler, crown BISAC code: JUV022000 Poster available North America rights only; Bruaà elsewhere Translated from Portuguese

The Queen of the Frogs Written by Davide Cali Illustrated by Marco Somà The frogs enjoy their life at the pond, passing their time with fly brunches and night music. That is, until the day a little frog finds a crown at the bottom of the pond and is instantly declared the queen. She starts doing what queens do: giving orders and expecting others to serve her. But when her royal subjects start to question her authority, she must prove she’s fit to rule — if she can. With whimsically vintage illustrations, this fable-like story is sure to start discussions about the concept of leadership and the importance of humility.

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Davide Cali began writing for children in 2000 and has since published over sixty illustrated books. His work has been published in twenty-five countries, and he has won numerous awards, including the Baobab Prize in 2005 and a BolognaRagazzi Special Award in 2006. He lives in Italy. p. 27

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Marco Somà was born in Italy in 1983. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cuneo and is now a professor of illustration at the same academy. His artwork has been selected for exhibitions at the Bologna Book Fair, and in 2015 he recieved the Emanuele Luzzati Prize for the Italian edition of The Queen of the Frogs.

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February ISBN 978-0-8028-5483-4 $17.00 / £12.99 Ages 6 – 10 Trim size: 9” x 13” Full-color illustrations throughout Hardcover, unjacketed 32 pages Picture book Keywords: Alice in Wonderland, marriage, diary, family life BISAC code: JUV012040 Poster available World English rights; all other rights Éditions du Seuil Translated from French

Mrs. White Rabbit Written and illustrated by Gilles Bachelet Alice in Wonderland is one of the great classics of children’s literature, but what does anyone actually know about Wonderland? Through the diary of the White Rabbit’s extremely busy wife, readers finally get to see what happens behind the scenes during Alice’s adventures. Mrs. White Rabbit loves her husband and their many children, but with an invisible housecat from Cheshire and a young female visitor who frequently changes size, living in Wonderland comes with a number of challenges. With an abundance of wit and charm, Mrs. White Rabbit gives Lewis Carroll’s famous tale a refreshingly modern twist. Gilles Bachelet was born in northern France. He has been creating picture books since 2002 and currently works as a freelance illustrator in Paris. His previous books include My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World and When the Silliest Cat Was Small (both Abrams).

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March ISBN 978-0-8028-5480-3 $16.00 / £11.99 Ages 4 – 9 Trim size: 9” x 8 5/8” Full-color illustrations throughout Hardcover, unjacketed 28 pages Picture book Keywords: poverty, privilege, child labor, play BISAC code: JUV039070 Postcard available World English rights; all other rights edizioni ARKA Translated from Italian

I Like, I Don’t Like Written by   Anna Baccelliere Illustrated by Ale + Ale

More books about children facing hardships

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child in the world has the right to play. Unfortunately, that universal right is not always respected. I Like, I Don’t Like presents this reality to readers by showing how children in varying circumstances can see the same objects — like shoes, popcorn, and flowers — very differently. With stark illustrations that perfectly capture the tone of the book, I Like, I Don’t Like will inspire meaningful discussions about privilege and poverty. Anna Baccelliere published her first children’s book in 2004. Since then, she has written numerous books for children and young adults and won several literary awards. She currently lives in Italy, where she teaches lower secondary school and conducts creative writing workshops for adults and children.

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Ale + Ale is the creative team of Italian artists Alessandro Lecis and Alessandra Panzeri, who have been working together since 2000. Although they fantasize about creating collages in a spaceship orbiting earth, they can actually be found at their studio in Paris. www.ale-ale.net

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April ISBN 978-0-8028-5487-2 $13.00 / £9.99 Ages 8 – 12 Trim size: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” Black-and-white illustrations throughout Hardcover, no jacket 153 pages Illustrated novel Keywords: lost dog, suspense, family, aging BISAC code: JUV002070 Bookmark available World English rights; all other rights Querido Translated from Dutch

Sam in Winter Written by   Edward van de Vendel Illustrated by Philip Hopman Sam, the mysterious dog Kix met last summer, is now a part of the family. But Sam has been acting strange lately, and even Kix can’t ignore the fact that his beloved dog is getting old. Still, Kix isn’t worried — until the day Sam disappears and doesn’t come back. As winter sets in, Kix becomes desperate to find Sam, so desperate that he decides to turn to an old enemy for help. Will they be able to rescue Sam before it’s too late? In this sequel to A Dog Like Sam, Edward van de Vendel once again delivers a deeply affecting story that will stay with readers long after they turn the final page. Edward van de Vendel has written dozens of books for children and young adults, including A Dog Like Sam and The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have (both Eerdmans). He was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and 2012. He lives in the Netherlands.

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Philip Hopman studied at the Rietveld Academy and has illustrated more than 250 books, including A Dog Like Sam, Mikis and the Donkey, and Soldier Bear (all Eerdmans). He lives in the Netherlands.

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May ISBN 978-0-8028-5475-9 $10.00 Ages 6 – 10 Trim size: 101/2” x 9” Full-color illustrations throughout Paperback 36 pages Picture book Keywords: currency, bartering, King Midas, money BISAC code: JUV009090 Postcard available North America rights only; ChoiceMaker Korea elsewhere Translated from Korean

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Laos enjoys his life in ancient Turkey. His father and grandfather are blacksmiths, famous for melting gold into beautiful objects. Laos helps by working in his uncle’s market stall, bartering their gold for food and livestock. But exchanging such different goods and quantities is complicated. The townspeople decide they need something to represent the value of their goods, something durable and lightweight. And so the king comes to Laos’s family with a very important task: to create something that will make the market accessible to everyone. This Trade Winds book introduces readers to the world’s first coin and gives them an appreciation for modern-day currency. Jeong-hee Nam has a graduate degree in children’s literature. She has written several picture books, including The Green Festival: Recycling Paper to Save Trees, A Very Special Chocolate, Snow Train, and The Kalundborg Gang: Alternative Energy (all Big and Small Publishing). She lives in South Korea. Lucia Sforza is an Italian illustrator who has never been content to work with mere pencils. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, where she studied engraving, monotyping, and intaglio printing. She has illustrated many international picture books, and her artwork has been displayed in children’s illustration exhibitions throughout the world.

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May ISBN 978-0-8028-5474-2 $10.00 Ages 6 – 10 Trim size: 10 1/2” x 9” Full-color illustrations throughout Paperback 36 pages Picture book Keywords: bank, money, Italy, economy BISAC code: JUV009090 Postcard available North America rights only; ChoiceMaker Korea elsewhere Translated from Korean

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Eun-jeong Jo graduated from college with a degree in child studies and elementary education. When she is not writing children’s books, she works as an elementary school teacher. She lives in South Korea. Bimba Landmann has illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including Just for Today,  In Search of the Little Prince, and I Am Marc Chagall (all Eerdmans). Her books have won multiple awards and have been translated into over twenty languages. Bimba was born in Milan, Italy, where she currently lives with her husband and son.

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Father’s Road

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Written by Ji-yun Jang Illustrated by Tan Jun

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Wong Chung is thrilled when he has the chance to join his father’s caravan on a journey along the Silk Road. But with the harsh terrain, brutal sandstorms, and marauding bandits, the journey is not an easy one. With so many obstacles, will they ever be able to reach the magnificent markets in Constantinople? This book in the Trade Winds series presents historical information about the most well-known trade route in a fun, accessible way.

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TRADE WINDS is an educational series featuring stories set in key periods in the history of economy and culture.

Written by Gyeong-hwa Kim Illustrated by Anna Balbusso & Elena Balbusso Edited by Joy Cowley

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Leather Shoe Charlie Written by Gyeong-hwa Kim Illustrated by Anna Balbusso and Elena Balbusso Charlie’s most prized possession is the pair of shoes his grandfather made for him. The shoes bring him comfort as he and his family leave their small English village and move to Manchester. But the pollution from the city’s many factories soon takes its toll on Charlie’s mother’s health. Unfortunately, the medicine she needs is too expensive, unless Charlie can make an exceptional sacrifice. This fascinating Trade Winds book presents readers with an engrossing story while also teaching them about Britain’s Industrial Revolution. www.eerdmans.com / youngreaders


FALL 2016 BOOKS

Why Am I Here?

A Dog Like Sam

At Night

Written by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen Illustrated by Akin Duzakin

Written by Edward van de Vendel Illustrated by Philip Hopman

Written and illustrated by Helga Bansch

In this empathetic book, a young child wonders what life would be like living somewhere else. What would it be like to live in a city with millions of people? Or in a war-torn country? What would you do then?

When a mysterious dog turns up in their front yard, Kix and Emilia name the dog Sam, and he quickly becomes part of the family. But things get complicated when Sam’s original owner comes looking for him.

“Sure to jump-start meaningful, empathy-building conversations.” — Booklist (starred review)

“A moving and memorable tale of love, forgiveness, and compassion among beings both human and canine.” — Kirkus Reviews

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ILLUSTRATED NOVEL Hardcover • $13.00 / £9.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5484-1 51/2” x 81/2” • 111 pages • Ages 8–12 World English rights; all other rights Querido

The Golden Key

A Well-Mannered Young Wolf

Written by George MacDonald Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

Written by Jean Leroy Illustrated by Matthieu Maudet

When young Mossy hears that the person who finds the end of the rainbow will be rewarded with a golden key, he becomes determined to do exactly that. But finding the golden key is the easy part — discovering what it unlocks is a much harder task.

One morning, a young wolf eagerly sets out on his first hunting trip. But before he can devour his prey, he must honor their final wishes.

“A lovely addition for fairy-tale collections.” — School Library Journal ILLUSTRATED NOVEL Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5456-8 6” x 9” • 136 pages • Ages 8–12

“A wicked gem of a story.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Klassen fans rejoice — another twisted ending!” — Booklist (starred review) • Publishers Weekly Best Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5479-7 71/2” x 10” • 30 pages • Ages 4–8

“This Austrian import makes night newly beguiling.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Pleasantly mysterious.” — Wall Street Journal • Kirkus Reviews Best Children Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $14.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5471-1 7” x 7” • 41 pages • Ages 2– 6

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Illustration by Marco Somà from The Queen of the Frogs

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5477-3 113/4” x 81/2” • 32 pages • Ages 5–9 Discussion guide available online

At night, all the animals return to their homes to sleep, and everything is in order. Until things get turned upside down . . .

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If Nathan Were Here

Back to Front and Upside Down! Written and illustrated by Claire Alexander Stan is frustrated because he can never seem to get his letters to turn out the right way. But he’s afraid to ask for help — until a friend assures him that no one is good at everything. “Students should have no trouble sympathizing with Stan’s learning difficulties and cheer for his success.” — School Library Journal • Schneider Family Book Award • ILA/CBC Children’s Choices PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5414-8 91/2" x 111/2" • 26 pages • Ages 4–7

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Written by Mary Bahr Illustrated by Karen A. Jerome In this gentle, poignant story, a young boy finds ways to express his questions and sorrow after a close friend dies. “This affecting story is a solid choice for children mourning the loss of a peer.” — Publishers Weekly • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List • Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Awards Finalist PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5187-1 Reinforced binding Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5235-9 8" x 10" • 32 pages • Ages 5–9

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch Written by Chris Barton Illustrated by Don Tate The Reconstruction period after the Civil War is depicted through the life of John Roy Lynch, who went from enslavement to the United States Congress in just ten years’ time. “The fascinating story of John Roy Lynch’s life . . . gets a stirring treatment here.” — Booklist (starred review) “Immersive, engaging, and unflinching.” — Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) • Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5379-0 83/8" x 103/4" • 50 pages • Ages 7–10 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

Questionable Creatures

The Yes

Brother Hugo and the Bear

Written and illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Written by Sarah Bee Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Written by Katy Beebe Illustrated by S.D. Schindler

In this charming story about self-confidence, a cheerful creature called the Yes sets off to explore the big wide Where. But the Where is home to the Nos, who discourage the Yes at every turn. Can one Yes prove stronger than countless Nos?

When Brother Hugo’s library book is devoured by a bear, the monk painstakingly creates a replacement. But will he be able to keep the new copy safe from the hungry bear?

A Bestiary

Chronicles of Narnia illustrator Pauline Baynes revives twenty mischievous medieval beasts that hop, swoop, and gallop in antique splendor through the pages of this tongue-in-cheek bestiary. “Baynes’s agile calligraphic line, swirling compositions, and lustrous colors nicely recall their medieval forebears.” — The Horn Book “Eye-catching and engaging.” ILLUSTRATED STORIES Hardcover • $18.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5284-7 63/4" x 81/4" • 48 pages • Ages 9–13 Reinforced binding

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“Comforting and full of encouragement, this may be just the selection for adults or children struggling with fear and self-doubt.” — Kirkus Reviews • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for    Young People PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5449-0 91/2" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8

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“Prepare to be charmed by a bear who loves words — or at least loves to eat them.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Combines suspense, humor, and information in a handsome, entertaining package.” — School Library Journal (starred review) • Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books • School Library Journal Best Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5407-0 9" x 111/2" • 34 pages • Ages 5–9 Reinforced binding    Discussion guide available online

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Little Big

Not Exactly Normal

Georgia’s Bones

Written and illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Written by Devin Brown

Life can be tough when you’re little. With little legs, it’s hard to win races. With little hands, you can’t open the cookie jar. Sometimes it seems like all your problems would be solved if you were just a little bigger. But sometimes, little is exactly the right size.

Sixth-grader Todd Farrel wants to make his social studies report something special, something definitely not normal. He finally decides to write about mystical experiences — and soon determines that he needs to have one of his own.

Written by Jen Bryant Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen

“Bentley’s reverie is gorgeous to look at, with a playfully dramatic sense of contrasting scale that makes the boy’s yearning both funny and poignant.” — Publishers Weekly

“Brown’s debut novel serves up some dynamic kid characters . . . and stirs up some thoughtprovoking issues for them to consider.” — Publishers Weekly

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5462-9 95/8" x 95/8" • 32 pages • Ages 3–7 Reinforced binding

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This picture book biography of Georgia O’Keeffe celebrates the famous artist’s fascination with natural shapes and her unusual way of looking at the world. “This bold, beautiful rendition has a certain nonconformist flair that surely would have earned O’Keeffe’s stamp of approval.” — Booklist • Tucson/Pima Public Library Southwest Books

• Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5217-5 Reinforced binding Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5367-7 10" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 4–10 Discussion guide available online

FICTION Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5287-8 5" x 71/4" • 238 pages • Ages 9–13 Discussion guide available online

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Klimt and His Cat

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The Story of William Carlos Williams

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Written by Bérénice Capatti Illustrated by Octavia Monaco

This spectacular book depicts the life of Peter Mark Roget and the creation of his thesaurus.

Engaging prose and illustrations celebrate American doctor-poet William Carlos Williams.

“In brilliant pages teeming with enthusiasm for language and learning, Bryant and Sweet joyfully celebrate curiosity, the love of knowledge, and the power of words.” — Booklist (starred review)

“This stunning picture-book biography combines a lyrical text with wonderfully creative mixed-media illustrations.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“Humanizes the man behind this ubiquitous reference work and demystifies the thesaurus itself.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “In a word: marvelous!” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.50 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5385-1 8" x 11" • 42 pages • Ages 7 & up Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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Katze, the loyal cat of Gustav Klimt, takes readers on an exciting journey through the world of the famous Viennese painter. “This quirky distillation of Klimt’s essence is particularly notable for its luminous, goldleafed multi­media paintings that effectively evoke the Viennese Secessionist painter’s individualistic style . . . Beautifully produced.” — Kirkus Reviews

• New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books • Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People • ILA/CBC Teachers’ Choices

• Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $20.00 / £14.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5282-3 8 5/8" x 121/4" • 34 pages • Ages 8–12 Discussion guide available online

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.50 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5302-8 9" x 10" • 34 pages • Ages 7 & up Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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Attack of the Turtle

Little Apple Goat

Piper

Written by Drew Carlson Illustrated by David A. Johnson

Written and illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Written and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

Fourteen-year-old Nathan sets aside his fears to help build and pilot the Turtle, a submarine prototype used in the Revolutionary War.

Little Apple Goat is ordinary in every way — except for one. Instead of munching on oats or grass or laundry left on the line, she prefers to eat fruit from the orchard. This clever tale will charm young readers and also introduce them to the changing seasons.

Piper is a gentle dog, anxious to please. But when his grim new master treats Piper badly, he is terrified and runs away. Will Piper find happiness in the big city?

“The historical events surrounding the first submarine ever used in warfare . . . are expertly woven throughout this fictional account.” — School Library Journal • South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee • Nutmeg Book Award Nominee • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List • Book Sense Children’s Picks FICTION Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5338-7 51/2" x 81/4" • 157 pages • Ages 9–14 Black-and-white line illustrations Discussion guide available online

“Church’s cartoon animals and cheery rural scenes . . . exude a happy toy-like charm.” — Publishers Weekly PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5320-2 10 5/8" x 9" • 28 pages • Ages 3–7

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“A heartwarming tale of love and acceptance.” — School Library Journal “It will take a hard heart indeed to resist this story of a sweet-natured hound who finally finds the owner he deserves.” — Publishers Weekly PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5314-1 8" x 10 7/8" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8

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The Herd Boy

Son of a Gun

Written by Sally Pomme Clayton Illustrated by Virginia Lee

Written and illustrated by Niki Daly

Written by Anne de Graaf

Malusi is in charge of looking after his grandfather’s sheep and goats, but he dreams of doing more in this story that explores what it takes to be a great leader.

This powerful and gripping story describes the journey of a brother and sister who are kidnapped from school and made to become soldiers in Liberia’s fourteen-year-long civil war.

“This is a touching, eloquent story . . . Filled with hope and promise.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“ ‘I wonder if there’s a place for my story in your world,’ writes Nopi. Stories like this at least help to ensure that there are.” — Kirkus Reviews

When Persephone is taken off to live in the Underworld, her mother is so sad that she curses the land so nothing can grow. Young readers will be intrigued by this Greek myth and its clever explanation for the changing seasons. “Clayton retells the tale with drama and grace.” — Booklist (starred review) “Vivid imagery, powerful emotions, and loads of action.” — Kirkus Reviews • Book Links Lasting Connections • ILA/CBC Children’s Choices • Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Silver Honor PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $18.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5349-3 93 /8" x 107/8" • 26 pages • Ages 7–10 Discussion guide available online

• USBBY Outstanding International Books • ILA /CBC Children’s Choices • Junior Library Guild Selection PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5417-9 93 /4" x 101/4" • 32 pages • Ages 6–10 Discussion guide available online

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Red

Willy

Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle

Written and illustrated by Jan De Kinder

Written by Geert De Kockere Illustrated by Carll Cneut

Written and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

A girl laughs at Tommy when she sees him blushing, but when Paul starts harassing him, she feels torn between her sympathy for Tommy and her fear of the bully. “Strong emotional content.” —Booklist (starred review) “A useful opening into discussions about taking a stand when others do wrong.” —Publishers Weekly • USBBY Outstanding International Books • Notable Books for a Global Society PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5446-9 77 /8" x 101/4" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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What begins as a playful game of fetch between a boy and his dog turns into a wild goose chase in this perfect read-aloud.

The qualities that make Willy so different turn out to be the very things that make him so loved.

“Full of energy and zip, this is a good example of onomatopoeia, well complemented by the engaging pictures and heartfelt story.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will be inspired to think of Willy: These aren’t defects, they’re worthy attributes, capable of delivering something good.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

• Bank Street College Best Children’s Books • Texas 2 x 2 Reading List

• Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition

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Mikis and the Donkey

Written and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

Written and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

Two little birds see hundreds of other birds flying in one direction and decide to join them, leading to an amazing journey. This delightful story subtly celebrates the wonders of migration.

In this lighthearted and nearly wordless book, a hapless little dinosaur leaves a trail of mayhem behind him as he jumps from one disaster into another. Children will be amused by the hilarious story of this mischievous but endearing character’s calamitous day.

Written by Bibi Dumon Tak Illustrated by Philip Hopman

“Like the writing, the mixed media collage artwork is strong, delicate, and precise.” — Booklist (starred review) • Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award • Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Honor Book PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5421-6 81/2" x 11" • 34 pages • Ages 4–8 Discussion guide available online

When Mikis’ grandfather buys a new donkey, he and Mikis learn a valuable lesson about love and loyalty. “The Dutch creators of Soldier Bear bring a lovely simplicity in this affecting picture of a close-knit Greek community.” — The Horn Book

“The plot is humorously appealing, if deceptively sophisticated.” —School Library Journal

• Junior Library Guild Selection • ALSC Notable Children’s Books • IBBY Honour List

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Soldier Bear

The Chickens Build a Wall

Edgar Wants to Be Alone

Written by Bibi Dumon Tak Illustrated by Philip Hopman

Written and illustrated by Jean-François Dumont

Written and illustrated by Jean-François Dumont

Based on actual events, Soldier Bear tells the story of an orphaned bear cub adopted by a group of Polish soldiers in World War II. The bear is enlisted in the company, providing unexpected encouragement amid the grim realities of war.

At the farm, the chickens are building a wall, convinced that the hedgehog who wandered in must be trouble. But eventually they discover that he might not be as dangerous as they thought.

When Edgar sees a worm following him, he does everything in his power to get rid of his unwelcome companion. But the worm just won’t go away! Edgar asks the other animals to help him, but eventually he realizes he might have been part of the problem all along.

“Funny, fresh and heartwarming.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Readers won’t have to look hard to spot parallels to contemporary discourse on immigration and other hot-button topics.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

• USBBY Outstanding International Books • ALSC Notable Children’s Books

• USBBY Outstanding International Books • Notable Books for a Global Society

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“A knee-slapper . . . Best shared with preschoolers just learning irony.” — Kirkus Reviews PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5457-5 101/4" x 81/4" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5422-3 101/4" x 81/4" • 33 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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The Geese March in Step

I Am a Bear

The Sheep Go on Strike

Written and illustrated by Jean-François Dumont

Written and illustrated by Jean-François Dumont

Written and illustrated by Jean-François Dumont

Every morning, all the geese march in perfect step down to the pond. But no matter what she tries, Zita just can’t seem to keep the beat. Eventually though, she learns to appreciate her own special rhythm.

Life isn’t easy for a homeless bear living in a city of people who ignore him. But one day he realizes that maybe there is something that could make life a bit easier — a friend.

When the sheep on the farm go on strike, things get heated as the rest of the animals start to take sides. But once they all sit down and talk, they come up with a creative compromise.

“Food for both thought and discussion.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Dumont’s lesson can run shallow or deep, but it is a winner either way.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A jazzy, eye-catching take on the ancient beat of the distant drummer.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5443-8 101/4" x 81/4" • 33 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding North America, UK, and Philippines rights only; Flammarion elsewhere

• USBBY Outstanding International Books • Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Silver Honor • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5447-6 81/4" x 11" • 34 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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Ethan, Suspended

Little Croc’s Purse

Little Naomi, Little Chick

Written by Pamela Ehrenberg

Written and illustrated by Lizzie Finlay

Eighth-grader Ethan Oppenheimer is sent to Washington, D.C. to live with grandparents he hardly knows. As he learns to cope with being the only white student at his inner-city school, Ethan begins to understand how he fits into his changing world.

When Little Croc finds a purse full of money, his friends have all sorts of ideas about what to spend it on. But Little Croc decides to return his find and learns important lessons about sharing, saving, and spending.

Written by Avirama Golan Illustrated by Raaya Karas

“Focuses on themes of race and class without sounding preachy.” — Booklist (starred review)

“[Makes] worthy points about the benefits of honesty, modeling responsible financial behavior.” — Kirkus Reviews

• VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers

• Bank Street College Best Children’s Books

FICTION Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5324-0 Paperback • $8.50 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5317-2 51/2" x 81/4" • 272 pages • Ages 11–14 Discussion guide available online

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Naomi has a busy day filled with adventures. Little Chick has to stay home in the barnyard, but that doesn’t stop him from having adventures of his own. “The true essence of a picture book: a unique balance of visual and written narrative sure to enchant young and old alike.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books (starred) • Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5427-8 7" x 105/8" • 34 pages • Ages 3–6 Reinforced binding

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Adara Written by Beatrice Gormley Set in ancient Israel, this compelling novel tells the story of Adara, a young girl sold into slavery. When she becomes the servant of General Naaman and his family, she begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery, healing, and redemption — a journey that, in the end, presents her with the hardest decision of her life.

The Man Behind Narnia

Written by Beatrice Gormley

Written by Beatrice Gormley

It’s 1773, and in Boston tensions are rising between the Patriots and the Loyalists. When Sally Gifford finds herself on the opposite side from her best friend Kitty Lawton, she must ultimately take a stand for what is most important.

Step through the other side of the wardrobe and meet the creator of the Chronicles of Narnia — the man whose rich imagination and deep faith made his fantasy series a favorite for generations.

“Beatrice Gormley paints her characters realistically . . . The historical aspects are also handled with confidence, but not over-emphasized.” — Children’s Literature

“Young devotees of the Chronicles of Narnia will enthusiastically sink their literary teeth into this biography about writer C. S. Lewis. Clearly written, solidly researched, and insightful.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

FICTION Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5216-8 51/2" x 81/4" • 160 pages • Ages 9–14 Discussion guide available online

PHOTO BIOGRAPHY Paperback • $14.00 / £9.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5301-1 7" x 9" • 192 pages • Ages 10 & up 58 black-and-white photographs

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Friends of Liberty

C. S. Lewis

“An appealing tale of families thrown into the march of history, and a young girl’s journey toward a confident sense of herself.” — Booklist • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books • Carol Otis Hurst Children’s Book Prize FICTION Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5418-6 51/4” x 8” • 192 pages • Ages 9–14 Discussion guide available online

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Maria Mitchell

I Lay My Stitches Down

One Big Family

Written by Beatrice Gormley

Written by Cynthia Grady Illustrated by Michele Wood

Written by Marc Harshman Illustrated by Sara Palacios

Using spiritual and quilting motifs, this powerful collection of poems evokes the experiences of African American slaves.

When you have a big family, reunions can be loud and chaotic. But as this cheerful book demonstrates, they can also be tons of fun!

“This ambitious work offers a bit of poetry, history, folk art, quilting, religion and more. It will definitely fill a niche in libraries.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Harshman and Palacios celebrate the casual chaos of big family gatherings.” — Publishers Weekly

The Soul of an Astronomer This exciting biography tells the story of America’s first professional female astronomer. “One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.” — Kirkus Reviews • CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12 PHOTO BIOGRAPHY Paperback • $12.00 / £8.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5264-9 7" x 9" • 149 pages • Ages 10 & up 49 black-and-white photographs

• Bank Street College Best Children’s Books (starred) • PEN/Steven Kroll Award Shortlist PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5386-8 9" x 12" • 34 pages • Ages 10 & up Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

“Harshman’s anthem to extended families is a mellow catalog of togetherness.” — Kirkus Reviews PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5388-2 111/4" x 91/4" • 34 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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Anna’s Heaven

Garmann’s Summer

John Jensen Feels Different

Written and illustrated by Stian Hole

Written and illustrated by Stian Hole

Anna’s mother has died, and as Anna and her father make their way to the funeral, their imaginations lead them on a journey that might just offer them a certain sort of peace.

Garmann is nervous when he thinks about his first day of school, but when he quizzes his parents and old aunties about their fears, he discovers that everyone is afraid of something.

Written by Henrik Hovland Illustrated by Torill Kove

“A hopeful ending offers a fitting closure to this intelligent picture book that will resonate with grieving children and adults alike . . . Deeply affecting.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“In a feat of deceptive simplicity, Hole has crafted an elegant, fanciful, wholly poetic exploration of the nature of fear and the strength and hope required to conquer it.” — Booklist (starred review)

“A gorgeous, poignant book.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

• Mildred L. Batchelder Honor • IBBY Honour List • USBBY Outstanding International Books • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices • BolognaRagazzi Award

• USBBY Outstanding International Books

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No matter what he does, John Jensen feels different. None of his attempts to fit in succeed, until an unexpected turn of events helps him discover that he’s best off exactly the way he is. “An appealing blend of straightforward compassion and sly, deadpan humor that works marvelously well.” — New York Times

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Good Night, Chickie

Grandpa’s Soup

Written and illustrated by Émile Jadoul

Written by Eiko Kadono Illustrated by Satomi Ichikawa

Mother Hen puts Chickie to bed, but neither he nor his stuffed friend Bunny are ready to go to sleep yet. Luckily, Mother Hen is there to reassure them, until at last both are satisfied. “This French import is a sweet dream for all parents of toddlers needing bedtime bolstering.” — Kirkus Reviews • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $14.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5378-3 81/4" x 81/4" • 26 pages • Ages 2–5 Reinforced binding

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Just Like I Wanted Written by Elinoar Keller and Naama Peleg Segal Illustrated by Aya Gordon-Noy

Grandpa discovers that the soup Grandma used to make not only feeds many unexpected visitors, but also provides the best cure for his loneliness.

A young girl is determined to draw the perfect picture. But staying in the lines is hard to do! When she makes a mistake, she considers just starting over — but instead she decides to turn the scribble into something new. This book will inspire readers to embrace their mistakes and unleash their creativity.

“This endearing book features a multi-ethnic cast, and the message, too, transcends cultures.” — Publishers Weekly

“The theme of flexibility is encouraging . . . A fine topic with compelling collage.” — Kirkus Reviews

• Bank Street College Best of the Best, 1997-2000 PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5347-9 8" x 93/4" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5453-7 10" x 83/8" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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New Friends, True Friends, Stuck-Like-Glue Friends

Samira and the Skeletons

I Am Marc Chagall

Written and illustrated by Camilla Kuhn

Written and illustrated by Bimba Landmann

Written by Virginia Kroll Illustrated by Rose Rosely

When Samira learns about the skeletal system in science class, she suddenly begins to imagine everyone in school as a walking skeleton. She starts avoiding her classmates, even her best friend, but Samira still can’t escape her own skeleton. Or can she?

Loosely based on Marc Chagall’s autobiography, this book gives readers a glimpse into the early life of one of the twentieth century’s most significant painters.

This whimsical look at friendship combines bouncy lyrics and vibrant gouache illustrations to show the many ways kids can enjoy each other’s company. “With about eight words per double-page spread, this deceptively simple text celebrates differences and shows us that people of all ages, colors, sexes, and even species can be good friends.” — Children’s Literature PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5202-1 10" x 9" • 32 pages • Ages 3–7

“An effective introduction . . . helping young art critics to understand the viewpoint that created the famous images and encouraging young artists to find their own creative impulses.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“By presenting Samira with dark skin and her best friend with lighter skin, and then showing both of their skeletons, Kuhn highlights how much we’re the same underneath.” — Booklist (starred review)

• Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Younger Readers • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

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PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $18.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5305-9 85/8" x 121/4" • 34 pages • Ages 8–12

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In Search of the Little Prince

The Story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Written and illustrated by Bimba Landmann The Little Prince has long captured the imagin­ ations of readers around the world. This heart­­ felt biography tells the story of its author. “A gift to young readers with adventurous, poetic souls.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Landmann infuses her storytelling with mystery and melancholy . . . A haunting ode to a complex individual.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) • USBBY Outstanding International Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5435-3 83/4" x 121/4" • 34 pages • Ages 7 & up

Bully.com Written by Joe Lawlor Seventh-grader Jun Li is a brilliant student, but his world turns upside down when the principal accuses him of posting pictures online that expose the eating disorder of one of his classmates. Can Jun prove his innocence? “Bully.com is full of suspense with a surprise ending skillfully written to keep readers hanging on every word.” — The New York Journal of Books • Society of School Librarians International Best Book FICTION Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5413-1 51/4" x 8" • 246 pages • Ages 10–14 Discussion guide available online

A Bird or Two

A Story about Henri Matisse

Written and illustrated by Bijou Le Tord Charming illustrations capture the vivid colors of the famous painter Henri Matisse, and poetic words tell his remarkable story. “This beautiful creation allows children to experience two gifted artists — Matisse and Le Tord.” — School Library Journal

• Parent Council® Ltd. Outstanding Selection • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $18.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5184-0 10" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 5–11

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Night Guard

Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully

Princess Ka‘iulani

Written by Synne Lea Illustrated by Stian Hole

Written by Janice Levy Illustrated by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo

Written by Sharon Linnéa

Friendship, fear, loneliness — these are things that are universally experienced but difficult to describe. This arresting poetry collection explores how we reach beyond the confines of our own isolation, and examines the connections we make with the world around us.

Thomas hates being ignored. When he has difficulty making friends, he decides to be a bully instead. But when an even bigger bully comes around, Thomas learns a lesson about teamwork and friendship.

“Enchanting, unsettling, and profound.” —Booklist (starred review) • NCTE Notable Poetry Book ILLUSTRATED POETRY Hardcover • $17.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5458-2 63/4" x 85/8" • 82 pages • Ages 9 & up Full-color illustrations throughout North America and Philippines rights only; Cappelen Damm elsewhere

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“A simple and fun tale of friendship evolves in a fine story kids will relish.” — Midwest Book Review • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5373-8 10" x 9" • 34 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People This biography tells the little-known story of Princess Ka‘iulani’s life and courageous fight for Hawaiian independence. • Carter G. Woodson Book Award • Parent Council® Ltd. Outstanding Selection • CBC “Not Just for Children Anymore!” List • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PHOTO BIOGRAPHY Paperback • $15.00 / £10.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5088-1 7" x 9" • 252 pages • Ages 10 & up 97 black-and-white photographs

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Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door Written by Sabine Lipan Illustrated by Manuela Olten A mother is surprised when her son tells her that there is a bear outside their door. What is it doing here in the middle of the city, and how did it get all the way up to their eleventh-floor apartment? “Verbal and visual humor abound.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Charming, ingeniously crafted.” — Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Written by Chiara Lossani Illustrated by Octavia Monaco

Written by Michelle Markel Illustrated by Amanda Hall

This poetic story provides a thoughtful and fresh look at the life of one of the world’s most famous artists.

Henri Rousseau endured harsh critics to create brilliant, world-renowned paintings. Vivid text and vibrant illustrations artfully introduce young readers to the beloved painter.

“Large, imaginative illustrations match the lyrical quality of the text, while bold brushstrokes, vivid color, and images of sunflowers subtly evoke the artist’s style.” — School Library Journal

“An uplifting model of passion and perseverance.” — School Library Journal (starred review) • Booklist  Top Ten Arts Books for Youth

• Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books

• ILA/CBC Children’s Choices

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5460-5 93/4" x 9" • 34 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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Fur, Fins, and Feathers

Gilgamesh the Hero

The Enemy Has a Face

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrated by David Parkins

Written by Gloria D. Miklowitz

Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo

Written and illustrated by Cassandre Maxwell Abraham Dee Bartlett loved animals so much that he became superintendent of the London Zoo, where he dramatically improved the conditions of the zoo to ensure that the animals could be happy and healthy. “The combination of interesting details, attractive illustrations, and direct narration make this introduction to a (most likely) little-known historical figure accessible and appealing.” — Kirkus Reviews • Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Silver Honor PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5432-2 81/2" x 11" • 34 pages • Ages 5–9 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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A Los Angeles teenager’s disappearance ignites age-old Arab-Israeli hostility in this tense novel by popular YA author Gloria Miklowitz.

An exciting rendition of one of the oldest stories in the world. “The most riveting retelling yet of this ancient, ageless tale.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Almost unbearably suspenseful, the plot will keep readers turning pages as fast as they can.” — School Library Journal

“This fabulous introduction to the epic tradition deserves a wide readership.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

• Book Sense Children’s Picks • Independent Publisher Book Award — Multicultural Fiction • Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Books for Older Readers • Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Stars

• School Library Journal Best Books • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

FICTION Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5261-8 5" x 7" • 143 pages • Ages 12 & up

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Masada

The Last Fortress

Written by Gloria D. Miklowitz In this eloquent and powerful historical novel, a young man comes of age during the fall of Masada in the year 72 C.E. “A powerful offering.”

— Booklist

• Junior Library Guild Selection • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People FICTION Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5168-0 51/2" x 81/4" • 198 pages • Ages 12 & up Discussion guide available online

Secrets in the House of Delgado

Ready and Waiting for You

Written by Gloria D. Miklowitz

Written by Judi Moreillon Illustrated by Catherine Stock

In Spain in 1492, the Catholic Church helps a fourteen-year-old orphan find a position as a servant to a wealthy family of converted Jews. But the Church also asks something of her in return . . . “Miklowitz does a fine job of making the Inquisition seem frighteningly real . . . Recommend it as a page-turner.” — Booklist • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books • Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Books for Older Readers FICTION Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5210-6 51/2" x 81/4" • 192 pages • Ages 9–14 Discussion guide available online

A bus driver, principal, librarian, teacher — and more — all wait behind the doors of this uniquely formatted book, ready to welcome new students to school. “A sunny, optimistic, enjoyable view of school for any child transitioning into a new school environment.” — Kirkus Reviews • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5355-4 81/2" x 11" • 26 pages with 5 gatefolds • Ages 4–7 Reinforced binding

Mister H

The Best Cat in the World

I’m Right Here

Written by Daniel Nesquens Illustrated by Luciano Lozano

Written by Lesléa Newman Illustrated by Ronald Himler

Written by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen Illustrated by Akin Duzakin

In this hilarious illustrated novel, Mister H, a polite and talkative hippopotamus, escapes from his zoo habitat and begins searching for his true home.

Victor is sad when his beloved cat dies, but he agrees to give another cat a chance in this touching story about grief and healing.

William asks his grandmother what she’s afraid of and discovers that her fears are very different from his. This reassuring story provides a wonderful reminder of the power and constancy of love.

“This episodic adventure brings a magical element into everyday life.” — Booklist FICTION Hardcover • $14.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5440-7 53/4" x 71/2" • 65 pages • Ages 7–10 Reinforced binding North America and Philippines rights only; Editorial Casals elsewhere

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“For comfort and catharsis, Newman’s fine story is the cat’s pajamas.” — School Library Journal (starred review) • Missouri Show Me Readers Award Master List • ILA/CBC Children’s Choices • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5294-6 8" x 10" • 32 pages • Ages 5–10

“This tale has a warm and tranquil quality that . . . soothes and comforts like a familiar blanket. A gentle and reassuring depiction of the cycle of life.” — Kirkus Reviews PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5455-1 77/8" x 9" • 28 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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Parachute

Crazy

Written by Danny Parker Illustrated by Matt Ottley

Written by Linda Vigen Phillips

Toby is so afraid of heights that he carries a parachute with him everywhere. But when his cat gets stuck in a tree, Toby has no choice but to face his fear. “An extraordinary picture book that will delight yet inspire discussion.” — School Library Journal (starred review) “The words and pictures . . . work wonders, giving the child’s panic emotional weight and visual flair.” — Kirkus Reviews PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5469-8 83/4" x 103/4" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8

Mariana and the Merchild A Folk Tale from Chile

Written by Caroline Pitcher Illustrated by Jackie Morris

Laura is a typical teenager growing up in the 1960s, except for one thing: her mother is suffering from a mental illness — and Laura is terrified that she will follow in her mother’s footsteps.

This poetic retelling of a traditional folktale reveals the joy that comes if you open your heart to what you cannot keep.

“Beautifully written and emotionally impactful.” — School Library Journal

“A resonant, evocative tale about a lonely woman and the child of the sea who becomes her dearest companion.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

• Junior Library Guild Selection • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People • New York Public Library Best Books for Teens

• Storytelling World Awards Honor • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books

FICTION Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5437-7 51/2" x 81/4" • 320 pages • Ages 13 & up Discussion guide available online

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A Girl Called Problem

Animal Beauty

Is It Big or Is It Little?

Written by Katie Quirk

Written and illustrated by Kristin Roskifte

Written and illustrated by Claudia Rueda

Shida has lived a life filled with problems. So when she hears that her Tanzanian village will be moving to a new location, Shida welcomes the change, hoping for new opportunities. But not everyone in her village shares that hope.

When the animals in the zoo find a beauty magazine, they start changing their appearances in order to fit its standards. This zany, satirical picture book addresses body image issues and reminds readers to appreciate themselves for who they are.

To a mouse, almost everything is big — but to the cat that starts chasing him, things look a bit different. Bold illustrations and simple text will allow young children to explore the idea of relativity and help them understand the many ways of seeing the world around them.

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“A mesmerizing read that expands young readers’ worldview even as the pages turn.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People • VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers FICTION Paperback • $8.50 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5404-9 51/4" x 8" • 243 pages • Ages 10–14 Discussion guide available online

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“A positive way to encourage self-confidence before the pull of pop culture becomes too strong.” — Children’s Literature

“Beautifully designed . . . A clever play on opposites and their relative meanings.” — Booklist

“Readers won’t fail to grasp the moral of this modern fable.” — Publishers Weekly

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Loon Summer

The War within These Walls

Written by Barbara Santucci Illustrated by Andrea Shine

Written by Aline Sax Illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki

In this authentic, hopeful story of a child adjusting to her parents’ divorce, Rainie begins to accept the changes in her own family as she and her father observe a family of loons.

It’s World War II, and Misha’s family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a ghetto filled with disease, starvation, and violence. When conditions worsen, Misha joins a handful of others to make a final, desperate stand.

“The father-daughter relationship is beautifully and thoughtfully depicted, so the ending is a hopeful one.” — School Library Journal • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5389-9 11" x 9" • 32 pages • Ages 5–10 Discussion guide available online

“Gripping, powerful, shattering.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) • National Jewish Book Award • Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books ILLUSTRATED FICTION Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5428-5 43/4" x 85/8" • 176 pages • Ages 14 & up Discussion guide available online

Eva’s Story

A Survivor’s Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank

Written by Eva Schloss Eva Schloss, like her stepsister Anne Frank, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of fifteen.But Eva’s story did not end there. This incredible memoir recounts the strength and determination that helped a young girl endure the horrors of the Holocaust. “Powerful. A heartbreaking and inspirational account of personal triumph.” — Publishers Weekly MEMOIR Paperback • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-6495-6 51/2" x 81/2" • 256 pages • Ages 14 & up

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A Pond Full of Ink

William Bradford

I, Vivaldi

Written by Annie M. G. Schmidt Illustrated by Sieb Posthuma

Written by Gary D. Schmidt

Written by Janice Shefelman Illustrated by Tom Shefelman

This delightful collection of poems offers a refreshing, inventive look at the world. Fans of Shel Silverstein or Jack Prelutsky will fall in love with the expressive artwork and imaginative poems. “Heartwarming creative genius abounds here, offering visual and aural pleasures aplenty: not to be missed.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A kid-pleasing must-have.” — School Library Journal (starred review) • Boston Globe Best Picture Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5433-9 81/4" x 103/8" • 34 pages • Ages 6 & up Reinforced binding

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Plymouth’s Faithful Pilgrim This dramatic biography by Newbery Honorwinner Gary Schmidt introduces readers to the founder of Plymouth Colony. “Paying tribute to . . . Plymouth Colony’s guiding light, Schmidt paints a warm and cohesive picture of William Bradford’s role in that colony’s foundation and growth.” — Kirkus Reviews • Logos Book Award • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PHOTO BIOGRAPHY Paperback • $14.00 / £9.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5148-2 7" x 9" • 211 pages • Ages 10 & up 63 black-and-white illustrations

In this dynamic picture book biography, told as if by Vivaldi himself, the famous musician’s energetic personality and steadfast dedication to music come alive. “The first-person narration offers an accessible and personable view of Vivaldi’s intense passion for music . . . A noteworthy picture book biography.” — Publishers Weekly • Storytelling World Awards Honor • PEN USA Literary Award — Children’s Literature Finalist PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $18.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5318-9 10" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 7–11 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation Written by Pat Sherman Illustrated by Floyd Cooper Despite being enslaved, Ben teaches himself to read, which allows him to read the Emancipation Proclamation to his fellow prisoners. “The story and its telling are inspirational.” — Kirkus Reviews • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books • Storytelling World Awards Winner • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5319-6 81/2" x 111/4" • 32 pages • Ages 8–12 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

Library Lily

Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward How the Pretzel Was Born

Written by Gillian Shields Illustrated by Francesca Chessa

Written by Anna Egan Smucker Illustrated by Amanda Hall

Lily loves to read so much that she forgets to do anything else. But when Lily meets a girl who doesn’t like to read, the two help each other discover adventures both inside and outside the pages of books.

Brother Giovanni is the best baker his monastery has ever had, but teaching the children their prayers is an entirely different challenge! With a bit of ingenuity, though, Giovanni finds a way to help the children learn — and invents the tasty treat we now know as the pretzel.

“Chessa’s depiction of the interplay between the stories on the pages and those enacted by the girls is both clever and heartwarming.” — Kirkus Reviews

“As happy a piece of ecclesiastical cuisine as can be imagined.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Great for story hours and for starting discussion.” — Booklist

“Thoroughly charming.”

—Booklist

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Do You Have a Dog?

Now It Is Summer

Now It Is Winter

Written by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Geraldo Valério

Written by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

Written by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

Eleven famous historical figures are brought to life through lighthearted portraits of the dogs they owned.

A young mouse looks forward to everything that autumn will bring, but his mother gently reminds him of all the summery joys surrounding him and all the reasons to be content in the moment.

When a young mouse yearns for spring, his mother points out all of the wonderful things about winter they can enjoy now, including snowflakes and sleds, oatmeal and warm beds.

“Young readers itching for a furry friend will find only the benefits of dog ownership in Spinelli’s buoyant verse and Valério’s cheerful acrylics.” — Publishers Weekly PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5387-5 10" x 10" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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“Spinelli’s clever juxtaposition celebrates the joys of both seasons . . . A subtle antidote to winter doldrums, this is just right for impatient children who, like the mouse, long for a change of season.” — Booklist

“As apt for bedtime reading as for providing reassurance to impatient young mouselings that present joys will indeed in time give way to future ones.” — Kirkus Reviews PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £10.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5340-0 73/4" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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When No One Is Watching

A Less Than Perfect Peace

The Very Big Carrot

Written by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by David A. Johnson

Written by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan

Written and illustrated by Satoe Tone

Annie Howard’s father has returned from World War II, but life isn’t back to normal. As Annie tries to cope with the changes in her life, she meets two Dutch refugees who have had to overcome plenty of their own obstacles.

When six rabbits find a giant carrot, they have grand ideas for how to use it, but will they think of the most obvious solution of all?

When no one is watching, it’s easy to be brave. When everyone’s watching, this book’s shy narrator finds it far easier to hide — unless she’s with her best friend. This book will encourage even the most timid of audiences. “This is a wonderful book for reassuring a quiet kiddo that she is special, and that the world will be happy to know her, too, when she is ready to introduce herself.” — School Library Journal (starred review) • Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5303-5 81/2" x 11" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

“This poignant tale . . . will engross readers from start to finish as they root for Annie and her friends.” — Children’s Literature • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books FICTION Paperback • $8.50 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5431-5 51/2" x 71/2" • 209 pages • Ages 10–14

The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have

Written and illustrated by Koen Van Biesen

Written by Edward van de Vendel Illustrated by Anton Van Hertbruggen

“The comic escalation of Emily’s noisy pursuits, combined with delightfully unexpected details . . . add up to a beautifully crafted piece of work.” — Publishers Weekly • ALSC Notable Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5442-1 9" x 95/8" • 42 pages • Ages 4–8

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• Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $12.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5426-1 73/4" x 6" • 26 pages • Ages 2–6

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Roger Is Reading a Book All Roger wants is some peace and quiet to enjoy his book. Unfortunately, his neighbor Emily has hobbies of her own — very loud hobbies!

“Tiny though they are, Tone’s rabbits and their humorously synchronized movements command attention on each spread.” — Publishers Weekly

Nino doesn’t have a dog, but he likes to imagine that he does. But when Nino gets a real dog, it’s not quite what he expected. “Through playful negatives and sumptuous illustrations van de Vendel and Van Hertbruggen suggest that imagination can fill the void where melancholy and longing live, coexisting with realities beyond one’s control.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) • Publishers Weekly Best Books • Huffington Post Best Picture Books • Booklist Editors’ Choice PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5451-3 9" x 13" • 34 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

One Fine Day A Radio Play

Written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth This unique and innovative book recounts the Wright brothers’ first flight in the form of an old-time radio play, complete with instructions for sound effects. “This brief re-creation is easily doable in a classroom and makes an inventive way to bring a pivotal historical event to life.” — Kirkus Reviews • Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5234-2 111/4" x 91/4" • 32 pages • Ages 9–13 Reinforced binding Script available for classroom use

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A Traitor among Us Written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk In Nazi-occupied Holland in 1944, thirteenyear-old Pieter becomes increasingly involved in the work of the Dutch Resistance. “This is an exciting World War II thriller.” — Booklist • Parent Council® Ltd.Outstanding Selection • Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award List • California Collections High School Collection FICTION Hardcover • $15.00 / £10.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5150-5 Paperback • $6.00 / £4.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5157-4 51/2" x 81/4" • 143 pages • Ages 9–14 Discussion guide available online

• Land of Enchantment Master List • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $18.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5309-7 83/4" x 111/4" • 32 pages • Ages 8–12 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5233-5 81/2" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 6–11

Written by Shobha Viswanath Illustrated by Dileep Joshi

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ILA/CBC Children’s Choices Florida Book Awards Bronze Medal

“Based on a true story, this story documents the hardships of war in a personal way that older children will undoubtedly understand.” — Kirkus Reviews

“An amiable portrait of a young Abraham Lincoln as an aspiring scholar and orator.” — Publishers Weekly

Written by Ruth Vander Zee and Marian Sneider Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

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When her mother is killed by an explosion in their Vietnamese village, Kim is alone and afraid. Rescued by soldiers and brought to an orphanage, Kim finds the will to survive by remembering her mother’s promise.

This picture book biography gives young readers an inspiring glimpse into the early life of the American president who was known for his brilliance, wit, and humanity.

The Blue Jackal

“The rich, textured oil paintings beautifully communicate the s­ omber and serious mood of the text.” — School Library Journal

Written by Ruth Vander Zee Illustrated by Ronald Himler

Written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

Eli Remembers

When Eli travels to Lithuania, he discovers the truth about his family’s experience in the Holocaust and learns a valuable lesson about the importance of remembering.

Always with You

When Abraham Talked to the Trees

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5295-3 81/4" x 101/4" • 32 pages • Ages 8–12 Reinforced binding   Discussion guide available online

Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud Written by Frances Watts Illustrated by Judy Watson

Juno the jackal is bullied by the other animals in the forest, until one day he returns with his fur dyed blue, and the animals mistake him for a king. But how long can he keep his true identity a secret?

Ernie Eggers is thrilled when he wins the chance to be a superhero. But his excitement turns to dismay when he discovers that his sidekick is a sheep! It doesn’t take him long to realize, however, that there has never been another sheep quite like Marvelous Maud.

“The illustrations . . . are striking.” — Kirkus Reviews “Flows well and begs to be read aloud . . . This book fills a void in terms of Indian literature directed at children.” — School Library Journal

“The brevity, spry pace, and humorous line art make Watts’s story a good choice for kids who are more used to meeting superheroes on the screen than on the page.” — Publishers Weekly

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FICTION Paperback • $6.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5363-9 5" x 7" • 80 pages • Ages 7–10 Black-and-white illustrations throughout

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Heroes of the Year

Nasreddine

Circles of Hope

Written by Frances Watts Illustrated by Judy Watson

Written by Odile Weulersse Illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer

Written by Karen Lynn Williams Illustrated by Linda Saport

Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud have a good chance of winning the Heroes of the Year award — until a pencil-wielding fiend starts to wreak havoc in their town. Can they stop Pencil Pete and win the golden trophy?

As Nasreddine and his father take their donkey to market, onlookers criticize them. Nasreddine tries to appease the villagers, until his father offers him some wisdom.

Young Facile wants to plant a tree in honor of his new baby sister, but he faces many obstacles. A tender story set in the mountains of Haiti.

“Rollickingly paced and rich with humor and hijinks, this chapter book . . . is sure to corral its targeted audiences.” — Washington Parent

“‘You can’t be afraid that other people will judge you or make fun of you!’ Delivered with humor and warmth, it is a lesson that not only children will appreciate.” — Wall Street Journal • American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade

“A story of sibling love and responsibility, written without didacticism or sentimentalism.” — Kirkus Reviews • Green Earth Book Award Honorable Mention • Peace Corps Writers Association Best Children’s Writing

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5416-2 91/2" x 113/4" • 34 pages • Ages 4–9 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5276-2 Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5396-7 91/2" x 10" • 32 pages • Ages 5–9  Discussion guide available online

Four Feet, Two Sandals

My Name Is Sangoel

Animal Supermarket

Written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed Illustrated by Doug Chayka

Written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed Illustrated by Catherine Stock

Written by Giovanna Zoboli Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

When relief workers bring clothing to a refugee camp in Pakistan, Lina is thrilled to find a sandal that fits her — until she sees that another girl has the matching shoe. But soon the girls learn the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice.

When the refugee Sangoel comes to the United States, everything is unfamiliar, and no one can pronounce his name. But his ingenious solution finally helps him feel at home.

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“A poignant story of loss, friendship, and sharing.” — School Library Journal • Notable Books for a Global Society • California Young Readers Medal Nominee PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5296-0 12" x 9" • 32 pages • Ages 7–10 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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“An excellent addition to the growing body of immigration stories for young readers.” — School Library Journal • Junior Library Guild Selection • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People • Smithsonian Notable Books for Children PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5307-3 81/2" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 6–10 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

Where do animals get their food? At the grocery store, of course! In this whimsical and imaginative story, all sorts of creatures come to the Animal Supermarket searching for their favorite foods. “A tongue-in-cheek reminder that good food doesn’t have to come in a box, jar or plastic bag.” — Kirkus Reviews • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5448-3 77/8" x 101/2" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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The Big Book of Slumber

I Wish I Had . . .

Written by Giovanna Zoboli Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

Written by Giovanna Zoboli Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani

In this charming lullaby book, various cozy animals settle down in their beds. The lyrical text and elegant illustrations will enchant young readers as they drift sweetly into their own dreams.

Each animal has skills and beauty wholly unique to itself. This beautiful book magnificently captures the wonders of the animal world.

“The excursions of imagination in this book . . . make it a potential bedtime favorite.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition • Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Awards — Honorable Mention PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5439-1 9" x 123/8" • 26 pages • Ages 3–7 Reinforced binding

“A big book of ideas, sparingly told, and full of wonder.” — Booklist (starred review) • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition — Silver Medal PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5415-5 9" x 123/8" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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Illustration by Marco Somà from The Queen of the Frogs

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“With poetic language and paintings . . . Zoboli and Mulazzani offer an attitude of reverence for the natural world.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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RELIGIOUS TITLES

I See the Moon

Caedmon’s Song

The Life of Jesus

Written by Kathi Appelt Illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins

Written by Ruth Ashby Illustrated by Bill Slavin

Written and illustrated by Mary Billingsley

Poetic text by Newbery Honor-winner Kathi Appelt and beautiful light-filled paintings by Debra Reid Jenkins combine to make this gentle bedtime story a perfect illustration of God’s abiding love.

This tale, based on historical events, tells of how a young cowherd named Caedmon was transformed from a shy, unedu­cated man into England’s first poet. “Young readers will likely find the brief profile of a little-known figure intriguing.” — Publishers Weekly

An Illustrated Rosary

Ever since the Middle Ages, countless Christians have prayed the rosary as a way to focus on the story of salvation. This centuries-old text is here given new life through the paintings of Mary Billingsley.

• Storytelling World Awards Honor

“Billingsley’s text and art create a surprising and enlightening modern juxtaposition to this very traditional practice.” — Publishers Weekly

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5241-0 81/2" x 111/4" • 32 pages • Ages 6–10 Reinforced binding

PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $20.00 / £14.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5362-2 9" x 111/4" • 56 pages • All Ages Reinforced binding

A World of Prayers

Hail Mary and Our Father

Before You Were Born

Selected by Jeremy Brooks Illustrated by Elena Gomez

Written by Sabrina Bus Illustrated by Xavier Deneux

Written by Nancy White Carlstrom Illustrated by Linda Saport

From mealtime graces to bedtime blessings, these prayers have been collected from every corner of the world. Beautiful illustrations make this a perfect prayer book for children.

With clear, simple language and sweet illustrations, these board books explain the meaning of two prayers, the Hail Mary and the Lord’s Prayer, relating the words of each prayer to young children’s everyday lives.

This lyrical celebration of the excitement and love with which parents welcome a new child is perfectly matched with soft, expressive illustrations.

“A favorite nursery rhyme becomes a testament of God’s love in this picture book adaptation.” — Publishers Weekly • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5226-7 91/2" x 91/2" • 24 pages • Ages 3–7

“This accessible anthology celebrates such common themes of prayer as love and gratitude, and also the diverse ways they are expressed.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5285-4 11" x 91/4" • 32 pages • Ages 4–10

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“Illuminate[s] two of the best-known prayers from the Christian and Roman Catholic traditions via joyful and welcoming mixed-media illustrations.” — Publishers Weekly BOARD BOOK $8.00 / £5.99 Hail Mary / ISBN 978-0-8028-5312-7 Our Father / ISBN 978-0-8028-5313-4 6 3/4" x 6 3/4" • 10 pages • Ages 1–4

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Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? Written by Nancy White Carlstrom Illustrated by Lori McElrath-Eslick On a trip to the country with her parents, young Katrina learns what God is like. “The questions raised are typical of those posed by young children, and the result is a book that presents the concepts in an understandable, concrete way.” — School Library Journal PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5074-4 Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5125-3 101/2" x 91/2" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8

Animals of the Bible for Young Children Written by Marie-Hélène Delval Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty The brief and simple text of this colorful book will help young readers discover how all of the diverse animals that appear in the Bible bear witness to God’s love and wisdom. “The colorful and meditative illustrations by Aurélia Fronty enhance the text nicely.” — Spirituality & Practice PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.50 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5376-9 81/4" x 81/4" • 94 pages • Ages 4–8

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What Does the Sky Say?

Sleepy Time Blessings

Written by Nancy White Carlstrom Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

Written by Sally Anne Conan Illustrated by Nicole Rutten

A child’s experience of the sky in changing seasons and in all kinds of weather is brought to life by expressive and luminous illustrations.

Simple text and an adorable bunny baby — watched over by sweet guardian bunny angels! — make this board book a favorite bedtime story for very young children.

“A joyous prose poem whose swirling, lightdrenched illustrations . . . complement the text’s sense of wonder.” — Publishers Weekly

“The text itself is not repetitious, but the message of God’s love and care is reinforced on every page.” — Libraries Alive

• Independent Publisher Book Award — Children’s Picture Book • National Outdoor Book Award PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5247-2 81/2" x 115/8" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8 Discussion guide available online

The Bible for Young Children Written by Marie-Hélène Delval Illustrated by Götting Short text and bold, accessible paintings make this a perfect book for introducing young readers to some of the Bible’s most beloved stories and some of its heroic and memorable characters. “Götting’s oil paintings are a vivid counterpoint to Delval’s simple, enthusiastic, and often poetic condensations.” — Publishers Weekly PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.50 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5383-7 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" • 94 pages • Ages 4–8

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Images of God for Young Children Written by Marie-Hélène Delval Illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni Engaging, lyrical language will help children discover the many ways God is revealed to us. “With eloquent simplicity in both prose and illustrations, this introspective book . . . offers complex theological concepts in a manner that’s accessible to young readers.” — Publishers Weekly • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.50 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5391-2 81/4" x 81/4" • 94 pages • Ages 4–9

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Song of Creation

At Break of Day

Written by Marie-Hélène Delval Illustrated by Arno

Written and illustrated by Paul Goble

Written by Nikki Grimes Illustrated by Paul Morin

From joy and wonder to sadness and regret, the biblical psalms express a whole range of emotions. This collection of paraphrased psalms will give children a pattern for how to talk to God about their feelings. “It’s worth the price of admission to this enchanting book . . . to have access to the gorgeous illustrations.” — CBA Retailers & Resources • Association of Theological Booksellers Theologos Award PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.50 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5322-6 81/4" x 81/4" • 88 pages • Ages 4–8

A Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator­adapts words from The Book of Common Prayer into a celebration of creation. “Goble has created a stunning prayer of praise . . . His instantly recognizable illustration style is at its best.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth • Midwest Independent Publisher Association Award • Catholic Library Association Regina Medal

This awe-inspiring retelling of the creation story celebrates the wonders of the universe and the loving God who made it. “Grimes’s . . . lyrical gifts are everywhere in abundance. Morin’s . . . illustrations . . . conjure up images of indigenous art from around the world.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices • CBC “Not Just for Children Anymore!” List

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Come Sunday

When Daddy Prays

Written by Nikki Grimes Illustrated by Michael Bryant

Written by Nikki Grimes Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

Colorful illustrations and lyrical poetry capture a joyful day of worship seen through a child’s eyes.

A child learns about prayer from his father, whose prayers carry the family through each day — no matter what the circumstances.

“Reverent, funny, and wildly energetic . . . A wonderful book for introducing children to church life.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Brimming with love and faith, Grimes’s poems celebrate a father’s devotion as seen through the eyes of his child.” — School Library Journal

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At Jerusalem’s Gate Poems of Easter

Written by Nikki Grimes Illustrated by David Frampton Beginning with Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem, this book explores the events surrounding the first Easter through the voices of those who witnessed them. “A handsome, well-designed offering for middle readers and families.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth • Cleveland Public Library Celebrate with Books Selection PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $20.00 / £14.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5183-3 85/8" x 121/4" • 48 pages • Ages 9–14 Reinforced binding

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“A book bursting with joy.” — Booklist (starred review) • ALA Notable Award for Poetry • California Collections Elementary Collection PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5134-5 91/4" x 111/2" • 32 pages • Ages 4–9

• Association of Theological Booksellers Theologos Award • NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5266-3 91/2" x 111/2" • 32 pages • Ages 4–9 Reinforced binding

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Jesus

The Legend of Saint Nicholas

The Legend of Saint Christopher

Written by Anselm Grün Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri

Written by Anselm Grün Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri

Adapted by Margaret Hodges Illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson

In this retelling of the life of Jesus, readers witness the Nativity, the important miracles and lessons, the crucifixion, and the glorious resurrection. The graceful text and the luminous paintings create a moving picture of Jesus’ life.

This warm, inviting book describes the life and miracles of St. Nicholas and introduces readers to the real origins of Santa Claus.

With power and simplicity, this book tells the unforgettable tale of the man who became known as the patron saint of travelers.

“A fine introduction to the patron saint of children.” — Booklist

“An artful treatment . . . Children meeting this story for the first time will still be drawn to it, just as others have been over the centuries.” — Booklist

“This is both a dignified and visually lovely account.” — Publishers Weekly • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5438-4 81/4" x 11" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding World English rights; all other rights Verlag Herder

“The clear, engaging text highlights some better-known legends surrounding Nicholas of Myra.” — The Horn Book PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5434-6 81/4" x 11" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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Manger

Mary’s Song

Dangerous Journey

Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins Illustrated by Helen Cann

Written by Lee Bennett Hopkins Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

Written by Oliver Hunkin Illustrated by Alan Parry

This collection of poems offers a Christmas story like no other, told in the voices of various animals that come together with the singular purpose of celebrating Jesus’ birth.

In this peaceful Christmas story, the earth bursts with praise at Jesus’ birth, but Mary simply wants to be alone with her sweet babe.

Filled with intricately detailed illustrations, the world-famous, much-loved classic Pilgrim’s Progress is here retold for children.

“A lyrical, unusual viewpoint for the Nativity story, seamlessly matched with gorgeous illustrations that are unlike other interpretations of the Christ Child’s birth.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A beautifully produced, large-format version of Bunyan’s classic. Although all aspects of the book are skillfully handled, the illustrations are the real key to its effectiveness.” — School Library Journal

“A lovely collection for those who wish to emphasize the Christian nature of the holiday, worth savoring slowly during the Christmas season.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Just for Today

Dorothy Day

The Story of Queen Esther

Written by Saint John XXIII Illustrated by Bimba Landmann

Written by Deborah Kent

Written by Jenny Koralek Illustrated by Grizelda Holderness

This decalogue for daily living from a beloved pope and saint offers the perfect reminder of how to make the most of every day. “A gift for the eyes and mind.” — Booklist (starred review) • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5461-2 8" x 9" • 34 pages • All ages Reinforced binding

Friend to the Forgotten

A fascinating biography chronicling the trials and triumphs in the life of Dorothy Day, known the world over as the leader of the Catholic Worker Movement. “A finely detailed biography that evokes the spirit of a woman whose influence continues today.” — Booklist PHOTO BIOGRAPHY Paperback • $12.00 / £8.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5265-6 7" x 9" • 179 pages • Ages 10 & up 78 black-and-white photographs

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The ancient story of the Jewish girl who became queen of Persia and saved her people is still commemorated each year with the Jewish festival of Purim. Queen Esther offers readers a wonderful example of wisdom and bravery. “Koralek’s telling is admirably brisk and dramatic, and she keeps sight of the core message: that Esther’s faith and sense of responsibility give her the courage to do the right thing.” — Publishers Weekly PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.50 ISBN 978-0-8028-5348-6 81/2" x 105/8" • 27 pages • Ages 4–8

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I Wanted to Know All about God

The Lord’s Prayer

Psalm Twenty-Three

Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

Written by Virginia Kroll Illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins

The beloved words of the Lord’s Prayer are brought to life through contemporary illustrations of a girl and her father who spend a day helping an elderly neighbor.

Through poignant, heartwarming images of an urban African American family, children experience the comfort and encouragement this favorite psalm still offers.

“Rendered with clarity, simplicity, and not a trace of saccharine preaching, this illumination of an old Christian prayer will have a wide audience.” — Booklist

“Notable for Ladwig’s glowing, realistic paintings . . . The pictures express the fears of everyday life and the love and faith of one of the most beautiful psalms.” — Booklist

• Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth • Logos Book Award

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In simple yet eloquent language, this book explores the kinds of questions children often ask about God. “A kindly, all-embracing, non-sectarian view.” — Kirkus Reviews • Elementary School Library Collection Selection PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5166-6 81/2" x 11" • 32 pages • Ages 4–8

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The Jesse Tree Written by Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrated by Bee Willey As Mr. Butterfield carves a Jesse Tree in an old dusty church, he explains the various symbols to a curious young boy, retelling the familiar tales that trace the lineage of Christ. “In this finely crafted anthology, McCaughrean weaves lively retellings of Bible stories into a clever overarching narrative framework that will keep readers hooked . . .Willey’s dramatic spot art toggles between Biblical and modern scenes, emphasizing the colorful scope of the carpenter’s project.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) ILLUSTRATED BIBLE STORYBOOK Paperback • $15.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5403-2 81/2" x 101/4" • 96 pages • Ages 5–10 Full-color illustrations throughout

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Brigid’s Cloak

An Ancient Irish Story

The Song of Francis and the Animals

Written by Bryce Milligan Illustrated by Helen Cann

Written by Pat Mora Illustrated by David Frampton

This story about one of Ireland’s most beloved saints sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.

Award-winning author Pat Mora celebrates the tender relationship between a cherished saint and the animals he loved.

“Told with the gripping delivery of a wellseasoned storyteller, this tale of a fifth-century Irish saint has the broad appeal of folklore while retaining the power to inspire religious awe.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Strikingly beautiful woodcuts and an oversized format create a first-rate visual accompaniment to this imaginative story about St. Francis of Assisi.” — Kirkus Reviews

• Publishers Weekly Best Religion Books for Children • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 / £6.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5297-7 9" x 101/2" • 32 pages • Ages 5–9

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Our Father

Who Am I?

Written by John M. Neale Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

Written by Rainer Oberthür Illustrated by Barbara Nascimbeni

Written by Katherine Paterson

This story, based on actual tenth-century events, tells of a kindhearted king and his page who set out to help a poor man on a cold winter’s night, and experience a miracle along the way.

Our Father beautifully explains the meaning behind each line of the Lord’s Prayer, making it more accessible for young readers. This book will give readers of all ages a deeper understanding of God and the meaning of faith.

“The well-known carol . . . is brought to life through Ladwig’s vibrant, realistic paintings . . . A lovely book suitable for reading aloud.” — School Library Journal

“Our Father . . . shimmers with a simplicity that can’t help but catapult our sacred questions to the highest heights.” — Chicago Tribune

“[Paterson] explores the concept of self in a difficult world with grace and thoughtfulness . . . Young adults who are struggling with major issues in their understanding of Christianity . . . will find comfort in her words.” — School Library Journal

• Bank Street College Best Children’s Books

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This inviting book by a Newbery Medalwinning author helps readers­explore what it means to be a child of God. The new edition includes questions for reflection and discussion that will be useful for readers and leaders alike.

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The Nativity

From the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson The Nativity pairs the beloved text of the Christmas story, drawn from the King James Version, with luminous paintings by Ruth Sanderson. This beautiful volume will be a book to enjoy for years with family and friends. “Sanderson’s lush oil illustrations successfully mimic the appearance of illuminated manuscripts with rich colors and classical forms.” — The Horn Book PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $15.00 / £10.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5371-4 81/2" x 11" • 26 pages • All ages Reinforced binding

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Saints

Lives and Illuminations

Written and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson Ruth Sanderson’s brief biographies, collected from Saints and More Saints, highlight the lives of over seventy remarkable saints. Praise for More Saints: “Sanderson strikes a truly compelling tone in this fine collection of brief biographies . . . Serves as both an interesting read and a spiritual reference.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) NONFICTION Large-format edition Paperback • $14.00 / £9.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5402-5 113/4” x 91/4” • 80 pages • Ages 8–12 Small-format edition Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5365-3 5” x 71/4 • 160 pages • Ages 8 & up

The Blessing of the Lord Stories from the Old and New Testaments

Retold by Gary D. Schmidt Illustrated by Dennis Nolan Full of drama and wonder, these retellings of favorite Bible stories explore the very human characters who are transformed by their extraordinary encounters with a mighty God. “These new twists on age-old tales will spark the imaginations of younger readers.” — Publishers Weekly • American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists” • Parent Council® Ltd. Outstanding Selection • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth ILLUSTRATED BIBLE STORYBOOK Hardcover • $20.00 / £14.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-3789-9 81/2" x 10" • 160 pages • Ages 8–12 Full-color illustrations throughout

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Leading Little Ones to God

Jonah’s Whale

Retold by Gary D. Schmidt Illustrated by Barry Moser

Written by Marian M. Schoolland Illustrated by Paul Stoub

Written by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri

A superb retelling in contemporary language of John Bunyan’s beloved classic, beautifully illustrated with fifty watercolor paintings by Barry Moser.

This bestseller is the perfect tool for helping teachers and parents discuss various elements of the Christian life with children.

Eileen Spinelli’s retelling of the classic biblical tale, now narrated by the whale, offers a fresh reminder of the importance of listening to and waiting for God.

“This masterly rendition of Bunyan’s 17th-century allegory issues a welcome invitation to visit this classic. A treasure sure to delight young and old.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) • Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Recommended FICTION Large-format edition Hardcover • $22.00 / £15.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5080-5 9" x 12" • 88 pages • Ages 9 & up Small-format edition Hardcover • $16.50 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5346-2 5" x 71/4" • 189 pages • Ages 9 & up

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“With its large format, its very colorful decorations setting off each chapter and section, and its very adequate white space, the book is an attractive one.” — Church & Synagogue Libraries • Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award NONFICTION Paperback • $20.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5120-8 7" x 83/4" • 184 pages • Ages 4–10

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“This is an entertaining version of the familiar tale.” — The Horn Book “Employing lovely, descriptive language . . . Spinelli makes the Bible story accessible for young readers.” — Kirkus Reviews PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $16.00 / £11.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5382-0 9" x 12" • 26 pages • Ages 4–8 Reinforced binding

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At Your Baptism

God’s Quiet Things

The Child’s Story Bible

Written by Carrie Steenwyk and John D. Witvliet Illustrated by Linda Saport

Written by Nancy Sweetland Illustrated by Rick Stevens

Written by Catherine F. Vos

At Your Baptism pairs vibrant illustrations with simple, clear text adapted from the French Reformed Church liturgy. This beautiful book provides the perfect way to show children how baptism is a sign of God’s love and promises. BOARD BOOK $8.00 / £5.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5381-3 63/4" x 63/4" • 10 pages • Ages 1–4

The Beatitudes

From Slavery to Civil Rights

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by Tim Ladwig The Beatitudes provide a backdrop for this free-verse poem that traces how African Americans have called on their faith in the struggle against oppression. “Regardless of race or religion, this is a book to share with today’s children who live in a discordant world too often lacking in kindness and civility.” — School Library Journal • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $17.00 / £12.99 ISBN 978-0-8028-5352-3 81/2" x 111/4" • 34 pages • Ages 8–12 Reinforced binding Discussion guide available online

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Soft illustrations and gentle lyrics invite children to see the quiet wonders all around them. “God’s Quiet Things introduces the young child to the wonderful things in creation that can be discovered by looking and listening.” — Moody “Raises children’s consciousness to the quiet marvels found in nature.” — Booklist PICTURE BOOK Paperback • $9.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5167-3 91/2" x 81/2" • 32 pages • Ages 3–6

Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide have been introduced to the Bible through this much-loved classic, first published more than eighty years ago. “I have used The Child’s Story Bible for years . . . and can recommend it enthusiastically.” — Ruth Bell Graham “The best summary of the Bible in story form available anywhere.” — Norman Vincent Peale

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Thank You, God

The Easter Story

Written by J. Bradley Wigger Illustrated by Jago

Written and illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

This joyful, charming book offers readers the perfect chance to reflect on all the things that they have to be grateful for. “An inspiring and accessible introduction to the practice of prayer.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Family, friends, shared meals, and shared stories are just a few of the everyday familiars with which readers will identify.” — Booklist (starred review) • Booklist  Top Ten Religion Books for Youth

With reverent language and shining gold-toned paintings, this book offers a splendid vision of the greatest story ever told. “The text is involving and child-friendly. Yet it is Wildsmith’s sumptuous paintings that steal the show.” — Publishers Weekly • Parent Council® Ltd. Outstanding Selection • Parents’ Choice Book Awards — Recommended PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $20.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5189-5 91/2" x 12" • 32 pages • Ages 5–10

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Exodus

Joseph

Written and illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

Written and illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

This book captures the drama of Moses leading God’s people out of slavery and into the promised land.

The exciting story of Joseph and his brothers is brought to life in this classic retelling.

“The writing is straightforward and simple; the story is brief but accurate. The artwork is a visual feast.” — School Library Journal • Book Sense Easter/Passover Top Ten Picks • National Jewish Book Award Finalist • Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth • Children’s Literature Choice List PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $21.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5175-8 91/2" x 12" • 34 pages • Ages 5–10

“The tale has never been more beautifully presented.” — Parade Magazine “Well told and particularly handsome.” — Booklist • Parent Council® Ltd. Outstanding Selection • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books PICTURE BOOK Hardcover • $20.00 ISBN 978-0-8028-5161-1 91/2" x 12" • 34 pages • Ages 5–10

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SUBJECT GUIDE Animals Animal Beauty Animal Supermarket Animals of the Bible for Young Children At Night The Best Cat in the World The Big Book of Slumber The Blue Hour The Blue Jackal Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle Brother Hugo and the Bear Do You Have a Dog? A Dog Like Sam Fur, Fins, and Feathers I Wish I Had . . . Is It Big or Is It Little? Jonah’s Whale Klimt and His Cat Little Apple Goat Little Naomi, Little Chick Manger Mikis and the Donkey Mister H Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door Piper The Queen of the Frogs Sam in Winter The Song of Francis and the Animals Two Little Birds The Very Big Carrot A Well-Mannered Young Wolf

Art / Artists

A Bird or Two The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau Georgia’s Bones I Am Marc Chagall Klimt and His Cat Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind

Bedtime

At Night Before You Were Born The Big Book of Slumber The Blue Hour Good Night, Chickie Hail Mary I See the Moon Our Father (Bus) Sleepy Time Blessings Thank You, God A World of Prayers

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Biographies

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch A Bird or Two C. S. Lewis Caedmon’s Song Do You Have a Dog? Dorothy Day Eva’s Story The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau Fur, Fins, and Feathers Georgia’s Bones I Am Marc Chagall I, Vivaldi In Search of the Little Prince Klimt and His Cat Maria Mitchell One Fine Day Princess Ka’iulani The Right Word A River of Words Saints: Lives and Illuminations The Song of Francis and the Animals Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind When Abraham Talked to the Trees William Bradford

Books in Translation

Animal Beauty Animal Supermarket Animals of the Bible for Young Children Anna’s Heaven At Night The Bible for Young Children

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The Big Book of Slumber The Blue Hour The Chickens Build a Wall A Dog Like Sam The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have Edgar Wants to Be Alone Father’s Road Garmann’s Summer The Geese March in Step Good Night, Chickie Grandfather Whisker’s Table Grandpa’s Soup Hail Mary I Am a Bear I Am Marc Chagall I Like, I Don’t Like I Wish I Had . . . I’m Right Here Images of God for Young Children In Search of the Little Prince Is It Big or Is It Little? Jesus John Jensen Feels Different Just for Today Just Like I Wanted Klimt and His Cat Leather Shoe Charlie The Legend of Saint Nicholas Lion, King, and Coin Little Naomi, Little Chick Mikis and the Donkey Mister H Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door Mrs. White Rabbit Nasreddine Night Guard Our Father (Bus) Our Father (Oberthür) A Pond Full of Ink Psalms for Young Children The Queen of the Frogs Red Roger Is Reading a Book Sam in Winter Samira and the Skeletons The Sheep Go on Strike Soldier Bear Son of a Gun The Very Big Carrot Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind The War within These Walls A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Why Am I Here? Willy

Bullying / Peer Pressure Animal Beauty The Blue Jackal Bully.com The Chickens Build a Wall Red Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully

Character / Values

Contentment The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have John Jensen Feels Different Just for Today Just Like I Wanted Little Big Now It Is Summer Now It Is Winter Courage Always with You Attack of the Turtle Crazy Dangerous Journey A Dog Like Sam Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud Friends of Liberty Garmann’s Summer A Girl Called Problem The Herd Boy

Parachute Pilgrim’s Progress Piper Princess Ka’iulani Ready and Waiting for You Red Soldier Bear Son of a Gun The Story of Queen Esther The War within These Walls When No One Is Watching The Yes Patience Circles of Hope The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau Jonah’s Whale Now It Is Summer Now It Is Winter Problem-Solving Back to Front and Upside Down! Brother Giovanni ‘s Little Reward Brother Hugo and the Bear Edgar Wants to Be Alone Is It Big or Is It Little? Lion, King, and Coin Little Croc’s Purse My Name Is Sangoel Nasreddine One Fine Day Parachute Roger Is Reading a Book The Sheep Go on Strike Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully The Very Big Carrot Tolerance / Acceptance The Chickens Build a Wall A Dog Like Sam Ethan, Suspended The Geese March in Step I Am a Bear John Jensen Feels Different Library Lily New Friends, True Friends Not Exactly Normal Sam in Winter Why Am I Here? Willy

Cultures

African A Girl Called Problem The Herd Boy My Name Is Sangoel Son of a Gun African American The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch The Beatitudes Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation Come Sunday I Lay My Stitches Down The Lord’s Prayer Psalm Twenty-Three When Daddy Prays Asian Always with You Father’s Road Greek Mikis and the Donkey Haitian Circles of Hope Indian The Blue Jackal Irish Brigid’s Cloak Italian Grandfather Whisker’s Table I, Vivaldi Latino Mariana and the Merchild Middle Eastern Adara

The Enemy Has a Face Four Feet, Two Sandals Gilgamesh the Hero Masada Nasreddine The Story of Queen Esther

Ecology / Environment

At Break of Day Fur, Fins, and Feathers God’s Quiet Things Little Apple Goat Two Little Birds

Family

Family Life Anna’s Heaven Come Sunday Crazy A Dog Like Sam The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have Ethan, Suspended Friends of Liberty Garmann’s Summer A Girl Called Problem Good Night, Chickie A Less Than Perfect Peace Little Big Loon Summer Mrs. White Rabbit Night Guard Not Exactly Normal One Big Family Sam in Winter Uh-Oh! When Daddy Prays Grandparents Eli Remembers Grandpa’s Soup I’m Right Here Mikis and the Donkey New Baby Before You Were Born Circles of Hope Mariana and the Merchild Mary’s Song

Fantasy

Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud The Golden Key Heroes of the Year Mrs. White Rabbit A Pond Full of Ink Questionable Creatures

Farming / Farm Life

The Chickens Build a Wall Edgar Wants to Be Alone The Geese March in Step Little Apple Goat Little Naomi, Little Chick The Sheep Go on Strike

Folklore / Fairy Tales / Legends The Blue Jackal Brigid’s Cloak Caedmon’s Song Dangerous Journey Gilgamesh the Hero The Golden Key Good King Wenceslas The Legend of Saint Christopher The Legend of Saint Nicholas Lion, King, and Coin Mariana and the Merchild Nasreddine Persephone Pilgrim’s Progress The Queen of the Frogs Questionable Creatures

Friendship Back to Front and Upside Down! The Best Cat in the World Brother Hugo and the Bear Bully.com Ethan, Suspended

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Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud Four Feet, Two Sandals Friends of Liberty Gilgamesh the Hero The Golden Key Heroes of the Year I Am a Bear If Nathan Were Here A Less Than Perfect Peace Library Lily Mikis and the Donkey New Friends, True Friends Night Guard Not Exactly Normal Piper Red Roger Is Reading a Book Samira and the Skeletons Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully When No One Is Watching

Grief / Death / Illness Always with You Anna’s Heaven The Best Cat in the World Crazy Eli Remembers The Enemy Has a Face Grandpa’s Soup If Nathan Were Here I’m Right Here The War within These Walls

Growing Up / Self-Esteem Animal Beauty Attack of the Turtle Back to Front and Upside Down! Bully.com Crazy A Dog Like Sam The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have Eli Remembers The Enemy Has a Face Ethan, Suspended Friends of Liberty Garmann’s Summer The Geese March in Step A Girl Called Problem The Golden Key The Herd Boy Heroes of the Year John Jensen Feels Different Just Like I Wanted Leather Shoe Charlie A Less Than Perfect Peace Little Croc’s Purse Loon Summer Masada Mikis and the Donkey My Name Is Sangoel New Friends, True Friends Night Guard Not Exactly Normal One Big Family Parachute Sam in Winter Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully Two Little Birds When No One Is Watching Who Am I? Why Am I Here? Willy The Yes

History

Adara The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch Attack of the Turtle The Beatitudes Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward Brother Hugo and the Bear Do You Have a Dog?

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Eva’s Story Father’s Road Friends of Liberty Fur, Fins, and Feathers Grandfather Whisker’s Table I Lay My Stitches Down I, Vivaldi In Search of the Little Prince Leather Shoe Charlie A Less Than Perfect Peace Lion, King, and Coin Masada One Fine Day Princess Ka’iulani The Right Word A River of Words Secrets in the House of Delgado Soldier Bear A Traitor among Us The War within These Walls When Abraham Talked to the Trees William Bradford

Holidays

Christmas Brigid’s Cloak Good King Wenceslas The Jesse Tree Jesus Manger Mary’s Song The Nativity Easter At Jerusalem’s Gate The Easter Story Jesus

Humor At Night Edgar Wants to Be Alone Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud Heroes of the Year Is It Big or Is It Little? Little Big Mister H Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door Mrs. White Rabbit One Big Family A Pond Full of Ink The Queen of the Frogs Roger Is Reading a Book The Sheep Go on Strike Uh-Oh! The Very Big Carrot A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Willy

Jewish Interest Eli Remembers The Enemy Has a Face Eva’s Story Exodus God’s Quiet Things I Wanted to Know All about God Jonah’s Whale Joseph Masada Psalms for Young Children Secrets in the House of Delgado Song of Creation The Story of Queen Esther Thank You, God The War within These Walls

Mystery / Suspense Attack of the Turtle Bully.com The Enemy Has a Face Sam in Winter Secrets in the House of Delgado A Traitor among Us

Nature / Seasons The Blue Hour God’s Quiet Things

I Wish I Had . . . Little Apple Goat Night Guard Now It Is Summer Now It Is Winter Persephone Song of Creation Two Little Birds What Does the Sky Say?

Poetry / Poets At Break of Day At Jerusalem’s Gate The Big Book of Slumber Caedmon’s Song Come Sunday Crazy I Lay My Stitches Down Manger Mary’s Song Night Guard A Pond Full of Ink A River of Words Song of Creation When Daddy Prays

Religion

Bible Stories Animals of the Bible for Young Children At Break of Day At Jerusalem’s Gate At Your Baptism The Bible for Young Children The Blessing of the Lord The Child’s Story Bible The Easter Story Exodus The Jesse Tree Jesus Jonah’s Whale Joseph The Life of Jesus Mary’s Song The Nativity Psalm Twenty-Three Psalms for Young Children The Story of Queen Esther Praise / Prayer / Hymns The Beatitudes Before You Were Born Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward Caedmon’s Song Come Sunday God’s Quiet Things Hail Mary I See the Moon Just for Today The Life of Jesus The Lord’s Prayer Manger Our Father (Bus) Our Father (Oberthür) Psalm Twenty-Three Psalms for Young Children Sleepy Time Blessings Song of Creation Thank You, God What Does the Sky Say? When Daddy Prays A World of Prayers Religious Beliefs and Concepts Anna’s Heaven At Your Baptism Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? I Wanted to Know All about God Images of God for Young Children Leading Little Ones to God The Lord’s Prayer Our Father (Oberthür) Who Am I? Religious Fiction Adara Dangerous Journey

Masada Not Exactly Normal Pilgrim’s Progress Secrets in the House of Delgado Saints Brigid’s Cloak Just for Today The Legend of Saint Christopher The Legend of Saint Nicholas Saints: Lives and Illuminations The Song of Francis and the Animals

School Stories Back to Front and Upside Down! Bully.com Ethan, Suspended A Less Than Perfect Peace Little Naomi, Little Chick New Friends, True Friends Not Exactly Normal Ready and Waiting for You Samira and the Skeletons

Science and Technology Attack of the Turtle Bully.com Father’s Road Leather Shoe Charlie Maria Mitchell One Fine Day Samira and the Skeletons

Social Issues

Divorce Loon Summer Poverty Circles of Hope Four Feet, Two Sandals Good King Wenceslas I Am a Bear I Like, I Don’t Like The Legend of Saint Nicholas Race Relations The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch The Beatitudes Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation The Enemy Has a Face Ethan, Suspended I Lay My Stitches Down War / Refugees Adara Always with You Attack of the Turtle Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation Eva’s Story Four Feet, Two Sandals Friends of Liberty A Less Than Perfect Peace Masada My Name Is Sangoel Soldier Bear Son of a Gun A Traitor among Us The War within These Walls Why Am I Here?

Songs and Music Good King Wenceslas I, Vivaldi The Song of Francis and the Animals

Urban Life The Lord's Prayer Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door Psalm Twenty-Three

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Illustration by Marco Somà from The Queen of the Frogs


TITLE INDEX Adara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Always with You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch . . . . . . 12 Animal Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Animal Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Animals of the Bible for Young Children . . . . 31 Anna’s Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 At Break of Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 At Jerusalem’s Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 At Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 At Your Baptism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Attack of the Turtle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Back to Front and Upside Down! . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Beatitudes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Before You Were  Born . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation . . . 25 The Best Cat in the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Bible for Young Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The Big Book of Slumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 A Bird or Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The Blessing of the Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Blue Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Blue Jackal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Brigid’s Cloak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward . . . . . . . . . . 25 Brother Hugo and the Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Bully.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 C. S. Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Caedmon’s Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The Chickens Build a Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Child’s Story Bible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Circles of Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Come Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Crazy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Dangerous Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Do You Have a Dog? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? . . . . . . . 31 A Dog Like Sam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Dog That Nino Didn’t Have . . . . . . . . . . 26 Dorothy Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 The Easter Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

AUTHOR / ILLUSTRATOR INDEX Alcorn, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ale + Ale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Alexander, Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Andersen, Bethanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Appelt, Kathi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Arno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ashby, Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Baccelliere, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Bachelet, Gilles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bahr, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Balbusso, Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Balbusso, Elena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bansch, Helga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Barton, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Baynes, Pauline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Bee, Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Beebe, Katy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Bentley, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Billingsley, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Brooks, Jeremy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Brown, Devin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bryant, Jen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bryant, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Bus, Sabrina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Cali, Davide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Cann, Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 35 Capatti, Bérénice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Carlson, Drew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Carlstrom, Nancy White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31 Chayka, Doug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Chessa, Francesca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Church, Caroline Jayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Clark, Emma Chichester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Clayton, Sally Pomme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cneut, Carll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Conan, Sally Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Cooper, Floyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Daly, Niki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dautremer, Rébecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 de Graaf, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 De Kinder, Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 De Kockere, Geert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Delval, Marie-Hélène . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 32 Deneux, Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 DePalma, Mary Newell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 25 Dumon Tak, Bibi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 16 Dumont, Jean-François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Duzakin, Akin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 22 Ehrenberg, Pamela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Edgar Wants to Be Alone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Eli Remembers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Enemy Has a Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ethan, Suspended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Eva’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Exodus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud . . 27 The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau . . . 21 Father’s Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Four Feet, Two Sandals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Friends of Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Fur, Fins, and Feathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Garmann’s Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Geese March in Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Georgia’s Bones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Gilgamesh the Hero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 A Girl Called Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 God’s Quiet Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 The Golden Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Good King Wenceslas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Good Night, Chickie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Grandfather Whisker’s Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Grandpa’s Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Hail Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The Herd Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Heroes of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 I Am a Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 I Am Marc Chagall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 I Lay My Stitches Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 I Like, I Don’t Like . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 I See the Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 I, Vivaldi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 I Wanted to Know All about God . . . . . . . . . . 34 I Wish I Had . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 If Nathan Were Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 I’m Right Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Images of God for Young Children . . . . . . . . 31 In Search of the Little Prince . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Is It Big or Is It Little? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 The Jesse Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 John Jensen Feels Different . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Jonah’s Whale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Just for Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Just Like I Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Klimt and His Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Leading Little Ones to God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Leather Shoe Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Legend of Saint Christopher . . . . . . . . . . 33 The Legend of Saint Nicholas . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 A Less Than Perfect Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Library Lily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 The Life of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lion, King, and Coin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Little Apple Goat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Little Big . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Little Croc’s Purse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Little Naomi, Little Chick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Loon Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Lord’s Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Manger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Maria Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Mariana and the Merchild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Mary’s Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Masada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mikis and the Donkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mister H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door . . . . . . . . . . 21 Mrs. White Rabbit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 My Name Is Sangoel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Nasreddine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Nativity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 New Friends, True Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Night Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Not Exactly Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Now It Is Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Now It Is Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 One Big Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 One Fine Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Our Father (Bus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Our Father (Oberthür) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Parachute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Persephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pilgrim’s Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Piper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 A Pond Full of Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Princess Ka‘iulani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Psalm Twenty-Three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Psalms for Young Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Queen of the Frogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Questionable Creatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ready and Waiting for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Right Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 A River of Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Roger Is Reading a Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Saints: Lives and Illuminations . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sam in Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Samira and the Skeletons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Secrets in the House of Delgado . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Sheep Go on Strike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sleepy Time Blessings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Soldier Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Son of a Gun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Song of Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Song of Francis and the Animals . . . . . . 35 The Story of Queen Esther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Thank You, God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Thomas The Toadilly Terrible Bully . . . . . . . . . 20 A Traitor among Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Two Little Birds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Uh-Oh! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Very Big Carrot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Vincent van Gogh and Colors of the Wind . . . . . 21 The War within These Walls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 A Well-Mannered Young Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 What Does the Sky Say? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 When Abraham Talked to the Trees . . . . . . . . 27 When Daddy Prays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 When No One Is Watching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Who Am I? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Why Am I Here? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 William Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Willy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A World of Prayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Farnsworth, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 27 Ferri, Giuliano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 36 Finlay, Lizzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Frampton, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 25 Fronty, Aurélia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Goble, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Golan, Avirama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Gomez, Elena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Gordon-Noy, Aya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Gormley, Beatrice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 18 Götting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Grady, Cynthia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Grimes, Nikki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Grün, Anselm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hall, Amanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 25 Harshman, Marc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Himler, Ronald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 27 Hodges, Margaret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Holderness, Grizelda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Hole, Stian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 20 Hopkins, Lee Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hopman, Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 11, 15, 16 Hovland, Henrik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hunkin, Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ichikawa, Satomi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jadoul, Émile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Jago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Jang, Ji-yun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Jenkins, Debra Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 34 Jerome, Karen A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jo, Eun-jeong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 John XXIII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Johnson, David A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 26 Joshi, Dileep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Jun, Tan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Kadono, Eiko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Karas, Raaya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Keller, Elinoar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Kent, Deborah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Kim, Gyeong-hwa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Kitamura, Satoshi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Koralek, Jenny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Kove, Torill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Kroll, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 34 Kuhn, Camilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ladwig, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 32, 34, 35, 37 Landmann, Bimba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 19, 20, 34 Lawlor, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Le Tord, Bijou . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Lea, Synne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Lee, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Leroy, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Levy, Janice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Linnéa, Sharon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Lipan, Sabine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lossani, Chiara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lozano, Luciano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 MacDonald, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Markel, Michelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Maudet, Matthieu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Maxwell, Cassandre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 McCaughrean, Geraldine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 35 McElrath-Eslick, Lori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Melo, Esperança . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Miklowitz, Gloria D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 22 Milligan, Bryce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mohammed, Khadra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Monaco, Octavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 21 Mora, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Moreillon, Judi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Morin, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Morris, Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Moser, Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Mulazzani, Simona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29 Nam, Jeong-hee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Nascimbeni, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 35 Neale, John M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Nesquens, Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Newman, Lesléa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Nolan, Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Oberthür, Rainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Olten, Manuela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ørbeck-Nilssen, Constance . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 22 Ottley, Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Palacios, Sara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Parker, Danny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Parkins, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Parry, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Paterson, Katherine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Phillips, Linda Vigen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Pitcher, Caroline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Posthuma, Sieb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Quirk, Katie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Rosely, Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Roskifte, Kristin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Rueda, Claudia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Rutten, Nicole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Sanderson, Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 36 Santucci, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Saport, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 30, 37 Sax, Aline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Schindler, S. D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Schloss, Eva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Schmidt, Annie M. G.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Schmidt, Gary D.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 36 Schoolland, Marian M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Segal, Naama Peleg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Sforza, Lucia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shefelman, Janice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Shefelman, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sherman, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Shields, Gillian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Shine, Andrea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Simler, Isabelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Slavin, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 30 Smucker, Anna Egan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sneider, Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Somà, Marco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Spinelli, Eileen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 26, 36 Steenwyk, Carrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Stevens, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Stock, Catherine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 28 Stoub, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Strzelecki, Caryl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sullivan, Jacqueline Levering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sweet, Melissa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Sweetland, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Tate, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tone, Satoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Valério, Geraldo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Van Biesen, Koen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 van de Vendel, Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 11, 26 van Hertbruggen, Anton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 27 Vander Zee, Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Viswanath, Shobha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Vos, Catherine F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Watson, Judy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 28 Watson, Richard Jesse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Watts, Frances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 28 Weatherford, Carole Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Weulersse, Odile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Wigger, J. Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Wildsmith, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 38 Willey, Bee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Williams, Karen Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Witvliet, John D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Wood, Michele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Zoboli, Giovanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29

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