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FOR RIGHTS AND DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION contact Charlotte Bodman CharlotteBodman@hardiegrant.com.au Hardie Grant Egmont Ground Floor, Building One 658 Church Street Richmond, VIC 3121 Australia T +61 3 8520 6444

www.hardiegrantegmont.com.au

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SERIES FICTION

Super Baddies is an exciting comic-style series that will hook early and reluctant readers! An innovative concept, with engaging full-colour artwork and funny, actionpacked stories.

TITLES:

#1 Super Baddies: Baddies vs. Goodies #2 Super Baddies: Running Riot #3 Super Baddies: Bad News Birthday #4 Super Baddies: When Robots Go Bad

WRITTEN BY:

M.C. Badger (Meredith Badger)

WELCOME TO BADDIE PRIMARY: WHERE SUPER VILLAINS LEARN TO BE BAD! At Baddie Primary, baddie kids learn everything from evil cackling to explosions and general mischief. The only problem is that the baddies’ school is right across the road from Goodie Primary. Those annoying goodies really are the worst. Luckily, being a baddie is the best fun ever!

ILLUSTRATED BY: Simon Swingler

PUBLICATION MONTH:

March 2013 EXTENT: 48pp AGE: 5+ DIMENSIONS: 229mm x 148mm RIGHTS: World rights available

For rights and distribution information contact: CharlotteBodman@hardiegrant.com.au

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SERIES FICTION

TITLES:

Girl V The World: Waiting For It Girl V The World: I Heart You, Archie de Souza Girl V The World: Things I Don’t Know Girl V The World: It’s Not Me, It’s You

WRITTEN BY:

Thalia Kalkipsakis, Chrissie Keighery and Meredith Badger

Because you’ve got to be strong to take it on!

PUBLICATION MONTH:

August 2012 EXTENT: 144pp & 160pp AGE: 11+ DIMENSIONS: 198mm x 128mm RIGHTS: World rights available

THERE’S A REASON THE NUMBER THIRTEEN IS BAD LUCK: IT SUCKS TO BE THIRTEEN. You’re definitely not a kid anymore, but your parents still treat you like one. The girls at school are shaving their legs and wearing make-up. Boys are potentially more than just friends. No-one seems to get you - sometimes not even your best friends. No-one escapes thirteen unscathed. The best you can do is be true to yourself, even when everything is changing. Girl V The World is a funny, heart-warming, age-appropriate series for the ‘forgotten’ girls - the girls who have been pushed from early fiction right up to paranormal romance. They might be at the right reading level for YA, but not the right maturity level just yet! This series tackles topics that can be tricky to talk about with parents, teachers and sometimes even friends. From a girl’s first kiss to a first period, bullying and generally just fitting in, Girl V The World handles being thirteen without a hint of judgement.

For rights and distribution information contact: CharlotteBodman@hardiegrant.com.au

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SERIES FICTION

Best friends are like four-leaf clovers: hard to find and lucky to have!

TITLE:

Forever Clover 6 x fiction titles

PUBLICATION MONTH: April 2013

DELVE INTO THE WHOLESOME WORLD AND FUN FRIENDSHIPS OF THE FOREVER CLOVER GIRLS WITH THESE FICTION TITLES. The Forever Clover girls are the bestest friends you’ll ever find! Each book follows one of the girls as she figures out a personal problem or solves a mystery in the community – with a little help from her friends, of course! Young readers will love these simple, wholesome friendship stories. Whether it’s a tricky spelling test or a baby cow that’s lost its mother, the Forever Clover girls will always band together to solve their problems and save the day! FOREVER FRIENDS STICKER & ACTIVITY BOOK Girls will have hours of fun with the quizzes and activities, puzzles and games, stickers and colouring pages packed into this friendship book.

EXTENT: 64pp AGE: 6+ DIMENSIONS: 198mm x 128mm RIGHTS: World rights available TITLE:

Forever Clover: Forever Friends Sticker & Activity Book

PUBLICATION MONTH: December 2012

EXTENT:

64pp + 1p 4c reuseable stickers AGE: 5 to 7 year olds DIMENSIONS: 275mm x 210mm RIGHTS: World rights available

For rights and distribution information contact: CharlotteBodman@hardiegrant.com.au

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YA FICTION

TITLE:

Life In Outer Space

WRITTEN BY: Melissa Keil

PUBLICATION MONTH:

March 2013 EXTENT: 336pp AGE: 12+ (YA) DIMENSIONS: B+ format RIGHTS: World rights available

A YA rom-com about a movie geek and the manic pixie dream girl he refuses to fall in love with. SAM KINNISON IS A GEEK, AND HE’S TOTALLY FINE WITH THAT. He has his horror movies, his nerdy friends, World of Warcraft – and until Princess Leia turns up in his bedroom, worry about girls he won’t. Then Camilla Carter turns up instead. She’s beautiful, friendly and completely irrelevant to his plan. Sam is determined to ignore her, except that Camilla has a plan of her own – and he seems to be part of it. Sam believes that everything he needs to know he can learn from the movies. But perhaps he’s been watching the wrong ones. Life in Outer Space is Melissa Keil’s brilliantly sweet and funny debut YA novel. It’s also the first book ever to be signed up through the Ampersand Project, Hardie Grant Egmont’s initiative for emerging YA writers.

For rights and distribution information contact: CharlotteBodman@hardiegrant.com.au

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PUBLI CATI ONMONTH:Mar ch2013

EXTENT:272pp

Age:14+( YA)

DI MENSI ONS:B+For mat

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SERIES FICTION FAVOURITES

SERIES: Hey Jack! WRITTEN BY: Sally Rippin EXTENT: 48pp RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding US / Canada / Brazilian

AGE: 5+

SERIES: Billie B Brown WRITTEN BY: Sally Rippin EXTENT: 48pp AGE: 5+ RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding US / Canada / French Canadian / Turkish / Brazilian

SERIES: Zac Power WRITTEN BY: H. I. Larry EXTENT: 96pp AGE: 7+ RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding US / UK / Canada / Turkish / Japanese / Brazilian / Simplified Chinese / Finnish / Film & TV

SERIES: Space Scout WRITTEN BY: H. Badger RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding Brazilian

EXTENT: 96pp

AGE: 7+

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SERIES FICTION FAVOURITES

SERIES: Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls WRITTEN BY: Christopher Milne EXTENT: 96pp AGE: 7+ RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding Brazilian / Turkish

SERIES: Go Girl WRITTEN BY: Various EXTENT: 96pp AGE: 7+ RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding US / UK / Canada / French Canadian / Turkish / Latin American /Brazilian / Korean / Simplified Chinese / Finnish / Film & TV

SERIES: Fairy School Drop-out WRITTEN BY: Meredith Badger EXTENT: 142pp AGE: 7+ RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding US / Canada / Brazilian / Turkish / Hebrew

SERIES: Tweenie Genie WRITTEN BY: Meredith Badger EXTENT: 142pp RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding US / Canada / German

AGE: 7+

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SERIES FICTION FAVOURITES

SERIES: Brigid Lucy WRITTEN BY: Leonie Norrington EXTENT: 112pp AGE: 7+ RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding UK / Thai

SERIES: Monstrum House WRITTEN BY: Z. Fraillon EXTENT: 162pp RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding German / Brazilian

AGE: 10+

SERIES: The Phoenix Files WRITTEN BY: Chris Morphew EXTENT: 336pp RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding UK / US / Brazilian / Turkish

SERIES: Send Simon Savage WRITTEN BY: Stephen Measday RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World excluding German

AGE: 10+

EXTENT: 320pp

AGE: 10+

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FICTION FAVOURITES

TITLE: The Greatest Blogger in the World

WRITTEN BY:

Andrew McDonald EXTENT: 272pp AGE: 10+

RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World

TITLE: Digger Field WRITTEN BY: Damian Davis EXTENT: 304pp AGE: 10+

RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World

TITLE:

Give Me Four Reasons

WRITTEN BY:

Lizzie Wilcock EXTENT: 288pp AGE: 10+

RIGHTS AVAILABLE: World

TITLE: Whisper WRITTEN BY:

TITLE: Outside In WRITTEN BY:

RIGHTS AVAILABLE:

RIGHTS AVAILABLE:

TITLE: Shift WRITTEN BY:

TITLE: Silhouette WRITTEN BY:

EXTENT: 320pp AGE: 14+ RIGHTS AVAILABLE:

RIGHTS AVAILABLE:

Chrissie Keighery EXTENT: 256pp AGE: 12+ World excluding UK / Korean

Em Bailey

World excluding US / UK / Canada / German

Chrissie Keighery EXTENT: 292pp AGE: 12+

World excluding Italian

Thalia Kalkipsakis EXTENT: 272pp AGE: 14+

World excluding German

For rights and distribution information contact: CharlotteBodman@hardiegrant.com.au

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Hardie Grant Egmont FICTION Catalogue 2012/2013  

Hardie Grant Egmont is the largest Australian independent children’s publisher and we pride ourselves on publishing first and foremost for k...