ABRAMS Fall 2022 Adult and Children's Catalog

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ABRAMS The Art of Books FALL 2022

ADULT & CHILDREN’S BOOKS


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233 ● DISTRIBUTED PUBLISHERS

30 ●

Abrams Image

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Milky Way Picture Books

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Abrams Press

241 ●

Tate Publishing (Children’s)

64 ●

The Overlook Press

243 ●

Vendome Press

79 ●

Cernunnos

253 ●

SelfMadeHero

84 ●

Abrams ComicArts

257 ●

V&A Publishing

102 ●

Cameron Books

259 ●

Lucky Spool

113 ●

Abrams Appleseed

263 ●

Tate Publishing

135 ●

Abrams Books for Young Readers

270 ●

La Martinière/Abrams

163 ●

Amulet Books

271 ●

Magnificat

192 ●

Amulet Paperbacks

209 ●

Magic Cat

272 ● CREDITS

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Cameron Kids

273 ● INFORMATION TO THE TRADE


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Fake Meat

REAL FOOD FOR VEGAN APPETITES BY ISA CHANDRA MOSKOWITZ

Bestselling author Isa Chandra Moskowitz shows you how to cook— and cook with—imitation meats that are every bit as delicious as the real thing

SELLING POINTS ON TREND: With the increasing commercial popularity of plant– based meat substitutes, this new book will be a comprehensive look at cooking with and making high–quality fake meat. BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Moskowitz’s cookbooks have netted nearly a million copies and continue to backlist well, making her the last word in vegan home cooking. DEDICATED FOLLOWING: Moskowitz has a large number of fans that follow her across multiple social media channels and are devoted buyers of her books. She has nearly 84,000 followers on Instagram, 44,000 on Twitter, and 100,000 on Facebook.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 320 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: JANUARY The queen of vegan home cooking is back: This time, Isa Chandra Moskowitz guides you through choosing, preparing, and cooking fake meat. If you’ve ever cooked for a meat lover that whined about a lack of protein, this book is all you need to prove them wrong. From Smoked Beet Cuban Sandwiches to Buttermylk Fried Chicken, Moskowitz will make sure you’re set up to impress anyone and everyone. Moskowitz’s loyal fans count on her mastery of vegan cooking, unique flavor profiles, frank humor, and punk style to offer guidance on all aspects of vegan cooking. Her recipes may nod to traditional meat dishes, but rest assured, her innovative techniques yield fantastic flavors of their own— arguably more delicious than their predecessors. Whether you're in the mood for an iconic sandwich, a spin on a hearty chicken dinner, or indulging in some Mac & Cheese, Fake Meat will provide you with inspired, plant–based recipes to choose from. Isa Chandra Moskowitz is the bestselling author of I Can Cook Vegan, Isa Does It, Veganomicon, Vegan with a Vengeance, The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook, and many more. She created the beloved website Post Punk Kitchen (theppk.com), and her restaurant, Modern Love, has locations in Omaha and Brooklyn.

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FOOD & WINE, HEALTH ISBN 978-1-4197-4745-8 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE I Can Cook Vegan ISBN 978-1-4197-3241-6

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Simply Delicious Vegan ISBN 978-1-4197-4757-1

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Win Son Presents a Taiwanese American Cookbook BY JOSH KU AND TRIGG BROWN WITH CATHY ERWAY

A modern, brashly flavorful guide to cooking Taiwanese–American food, from Brooklyn’s lauded Win Son, Win Son Bakery, and Cathy Erway, celebrated writer and expert on the cuisine

SELLING POINTS DESTINATION RESTAURANT: Win Son and Win Son Bakery are both massively popular and critically acclaimed. They have received accolades from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, Eater, and other publications, and Brown and Ku were both included on Eater New York’s 2020 list of the new guard of restaurateurs. HIGH INTEREST IN REGIONAL CUISINES: For fans of Xi’an Famous Foods, Pok Pok, Koreatown, and Indian–ish, this book explores Taiwanese cuisine in a uniquely American way. NEWLY CELEBRATED CUISINE: As the Taiwanese– American population grows and Taiwanese–American chefs make a name for themselves, the cuisine has become extremely popular.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm Josh Ku, born in Queens to parents from southern Taiwan, and Trigg Brown, a native Virginian whose mentor was a Taiwanese–American chef, forged a friendship over food—specifically, excellent tsang ying tou, or "flies’ head," a dish of chopped budding chives kissed with pork fat. Their obsession with Taiwanese food and culture propelled them to open Win Son together in 2016. The East Williamsburg restaurant quickly established itself as a destination and often incurs long waits for their vibrant and flavorful Taiwanese–American cuisine. Ku and Brown have teamed up with Cathy Erway, Taiwanese food expert and celebrated writer, to create this book which explores and celebrates the cuisine of Taiwan and its ever–simmering pot of creative influences. Told through the eyes, taste buds, travels, and busy lives of Ku, Brown, and Erway, this book brings the cuisine of this misunderstood island nation into the spotlight. With 100 creative, yet accessible recipes, this book will unravel the history of this diaspora cuisine. While featuring classic dishes and well–known favorites, this cookbook also stretches this cuisine’s definition, introducing new dishes with brazen twists that are fun, flavorful, and decidedly American–born in style. Josh Ku, co–owner of Win Son and Win Son Bakery, is a multitalented former construction manager from Long Island. Win Son (meaning “abundance”) is named after Josh’s grandfather’s former textile company in Taiwan. Trigg Brown is the chef and co–owner of Win Son. He got his start cooking under Taiwanese–American chef Pei Chang and also worked at Craft and Upland. Cathy Erway is a James Beard Award–winning food writer and author of The Food of Taiwan.

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* HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FOOD & WINE, FOOD NARRATIVE, ENTERTAINING ISBN 978-1-4197-4708-3 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Korean Home Cooking ISBN 978-1-4197-3240-9

US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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Xi'an Famous Foods ISBN 978-1-4197-4752-6

US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Cure

NEW ORLEANS DRINKS AND HOW TO MIX ’EM FROM THE AWARD-WINNING BAR BY NEAL BODENHEIMER AND EMILY TIMBERLAKE

From the foremost figure on the New Orleans' drinking scene and the owner of renowned bar Cure, a cocktail book that celebrates the vibrant city

SELLING POINTS MIXOLOGY CRED: Cure is credited with sparking the craft cocktail renaissance in New Orleans. In 2018 Cure won a James Beard Award for “Best Bar Program.” Cure is a prestigious bar program and one of the few of this caliber that hasn’t published a book. WIDE–REACHING PLATFORM: Bodenheimer is the owner of four New Orleans cocktails bars as well as the Washington, D.C., bar Beaumont’s. Bodenheimer will tap into his deep network in New Orleans to get local luminaries to both contribute to the book and support promotion. He also serves as the cochair of the board of directors for the Tales of the Cocktail, where the book will be featured prominently.

New Orleans is known for its spirit(s)–driven festivities. From the owner of local bar Cure, Neal Bodenheimer tells the city’s story through 100 cocktails, each chosen to represent New Orleans’ past, present, and future. In the vein of Death & Co by David Kaplan crossed with David Lebowitz’s Drinking French, Bodenheimer and coauthor Emily Timberlake have composed a love letter to New Orleans and the cast of characters that have had a hand in making the city so singular, featuring interviews with figures such as Ian Neville, musician and New Orleans funk royalty, and a few tips on how to survive your first Mardi Gras. Along the way, the reader is taken on a journey that highlights the rich history and complexity of the city and the drinks it inspired, as well as the techniques and practices that Cure has perfected in their mission to build forward rather than just looking back. Of course, this includes the classics every self– respecting drinker should know, especially if you’re a New Orleanian: the Sazerac, Julep, Vieux Carré, Ramos Gin Fizz, Cocktail à la Louisiane, and French 75. Famous local chefs have contributed easy recipes for snacks with local flavor, perfect for pairing with these libations. Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em is a beautiful keepsake for anyone who has fallen under New Orleans’s spell and a must–have souvenir for the millions of people who visit the city each year. Neal Bodenheimer was born and raised in New Orleans. In 2009 he opened his first cocktail bar, Cure, on a flood– damaged stretch of Freret Street. Since then he has opened several more bars in New Orleans, including Cane & Table, Bellocq, and Vals. In 2018 Cure won a James Beard Award for “Best Bar Program.” Emily Timberlake is a writer and editor based out of Oakland, California. Timberlake acquired and edited 12 James Beard and IACP Cookbook Award winners during her time at Ten Speed Press. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Punch, TASTE, and more.

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MAGNETIC, MAGICAL APPEAL OF NOLA: New Orleans hosts 18 million visitors each year, most of whom arrive ready to experience the iconic cocktails, bars, and live music. The city’s culture is one of the most celebrated and unique in the world.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ENTERTAINING, FOOD & WINE, HOW-TO ISBN 978-1-4197-5852-2 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE The United States of Cocktails ISBN 978-1-4197-4287-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Margarita in Retrograde ISBN 978-1-4197-5889-8

US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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What's Gaby Cooking: Take It Easy RECIPES FOR ZERO STRESS DELICIOUSNESS

BY GABY DALKIN; PHOTOGRAPHED BY MATT ARMENDARIZ

Bestselling author Gaby Dalkin is back with What's Gaby Cooking: Take It Easy, sharing 100 recipes that put ease, flavor, and adaptability first

SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: Dalkin has more than 750,000 followers on social media and traffic on her website is up 300 percent since the pandemic began. STAR PROMOTER: Because of her unique brand, Dalkin’s been engaged to develop recipes for sponsored social media posts and ad campaigns for companies such as Williams–Sonoma, West Elm, Sur La Table, and Anthropologie. KNOWS HER AUDIENCE: s Dalkin’s huge following responds to her straightforward recipes, and Take It Easy is full of simple ideas and clear techniques designed for the home cook.

SPECIFICATIONS * 125 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

In her new book, Gaby Dalkin returns with her signature approach: Enjoy your life by eating the food you love. But this time around, she also emphasizes a no–fuss attitude. What's Gaby Cooking: Take It Easy offers 100 new delicious and stress–free recipes, suited for any and all occasions. Everything we cook right now—whether it’s for a potluck picnic with friends or a solo night in binge–watching reality TV—needs to be crazy simple, easily pulled together from those lasting pantry items, still shockingly delicious at room temperature, and not requiring that one random ingredient you drove 45 minutes to get and will never use again. We want food that tastes like it took hours to prepare but doesn’t actually require anything too exact. Give us the forgiving recipes: Out of shallots? Try an onion. The more fail–proof, the better. If this low–maintenance approach sounds like your kinda thing, Dalkin has got your back. With 100 easy ideas for dishes to serve wherever you go (or don't go!), make– ahead dressings and sauces for lazy last–minute dinners, and of course— give the people what they want!—big, crunchy, fresh salads and rich, chocolatey, you’re–in–sweatpants–anyway desserts, Take It Easy is Dalkin’s first book bringing her tasty, crowd–pleasing concepts to quicker, simpler meals. Gaby Dalkin is a cookbook author, private chef, entrepreneur, and food and lifestyle writer. Her website, What’s Gaby Cooking, founded in 2009, has established her as the go–to girl for all things California. Dalkin and her site have been profiled in national outlets such as People, Wired, Glamour, The New Yorker, Better Homes and Gardens, Williams–Sonoma, the Los Angeles Times, and more. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Thomas.

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FOOD & WINE, ENTERTAINING ISBN 978-1-4197-5886-7 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-533-7

ALSO AVAILABLE What's Gaby Cooking ISBN 978-1-4197-2894-5 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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What's Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want ISBN 978-1-4197-4286-6 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £21.99

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Christmas with Southern Living 2022 BY THE EDITORS OF SOUTHERN LIVING

From the editors at Southern Living, warm and welcoming holiday recipes and creative ideas for decorating, entertaining, and handmade gifts

SELLING POINTS HOLIDAY FAVORITE: Nobody does Christmas like Southern Living, and the Christmas book is a beloved holiday tradition that helps readers create memorable holidays for family and friends. IDEABOOK: Make merry with creative new recipes and holiday decorations for inside and outside your home, including sparkling designs for tabletops and centerpieces, mantels, wreaths, and trees. GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Along with dozens of kitchen tips and entertaining ideas, a special gifts–from–the–kitchen section will have your holiday present list finished in no time.

SPECIFICATIONS * 125 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB Discover fun and creative new ways to decorate, entertain, and handcraft gifts for the holidays. Sparkling menus and easy décor ideas, along with more than 100 brand–new recipes from the professionals of the South's most trusted kitchen, make entertaining a breeze for celebrations of all sizes. Inside, the editors of Southern Living reveal their favorite cooking tips and make–ahead secrets that take the pressure off hosting and put the focus on family and friends. There is also a special gifts–from–the–kitchen section with recipes for treats to wrap and share. More than 200 photographs show off dazzling holiday decorations and table settings to try, plus inspired designs for holiday wreaths, trees, centerpieces, and mantel arrangements. Christmas with Southern Living is the go–to resource for everything you need to make your holiday bright. Southern Living brings enjoyment, fulfillment, and inspiration to more than 16 million readers by celebrating the best of the Southern lifestyle.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER FOOD & WINE, HOLIDAY, ENTERTAINING, HOUSE & HOME ISBN 978-1-4197-6387-8 US $29.99 CAN $37.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE 2020 Christmas with Southern Living ISBN 978-1-4197-5062-5 US $29.99 CAN $37.99

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2021 Christmas with Southern Living ISBN 978-1-4197-5797-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.99

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2022 Southern Living Annual Recipes BY THE EDITORS OF SOUTHERN LIVING

Southern Living graciously invites you to enjoy the latest annual compilation of top–rated recipes from the editors of Southern Living magazine—now in full color

SELLING POINTS CLASSIC, COLLECTIBLE SERIES: Featuring every recipe from an entire year of the magazine, these annual cookbooks are reader favorites that are eagerly collected by home cooks and food lovers everywhere. The series is now in its third year of full–color pages, to the delight of readers and fans. SOUTHERN COOKING AUTHORITY: Southern Living continues to define Southern cuisine. Authentic Southern recipes from the magazine’s legendary test kitchen make this the go–to Southern cookbook year after year. BELOVED BRAND: A great addition to the shelf of cookbooks you actually use— from the most trusted Southern brand that has been serving its readership for more than 50 years.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 368 pages For decades, Southern Living Annual Recipes has collected every recipe from an entire year’s worth of Southern Living magazine in a single complete volume, creating an indispensable companion for devoted readers and an inspiring discovery for all who know and trust the authority that Southern Living magazine brings to great Southern cooking. Inside, the editors at Southern Living magazine share beautifully photographed, step–by–step recipes for regionally inspired dishes, from quick and easy meals to family favorites, as well as special–occasion treats. Along with the go–to Southern recipes cooks crave—delicious Sunday suppers, mouthwatering desserts, regional favorites, and traditional holiday meals—readers will find helpful tips and creative menus from the legendary Southern Living Test Kitchen. A special bonus section presents a surprise selection of reader–favorite recipes that cannot be found anywhere else. Southern Living brings enjoyment, fulfillment, and inspiration to more than 16 million readers by celebrating the best of the Southern lifestyle.

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-6388-5 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Southern Living 2020 Annual Recipes ISBN 978-1-4197-5061-8 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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Southern Living 2021 Annual Recipes ISBN 978-1-4197-5796-9 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Patterns EASY-SEW PIECES TO MIX AND MATCH BY LOTTA JANSDOTTER

An inspiring guide to creating a flexible, seven–piece wardrobe with modern Scandinavian elegance, from style icon Lotta Jansdotter

SELLING POINTS INSTRUCTION MEETS INSPIRATION: These stylish, contemporary, must–have looks and clear sewing instructions will tempt both beginner and more experienced sewists. CRAFTER’S FAVORITE: Jansdotter is a sought–after designer, author, and teacher, and the creator of an international lifestyle brand. Her first sewing book, Lotta Jansdotter’s Everyday Style, has sold more than 27,000 copies since 2015. BRAND NAME: Jansdotter’s beautiful line of screen–printed fabrics is renowned and coveted by sewists everywhere. Past product collaborations include Land of Nod, Lennox / Dansk, Fishs Eddy, Surya Rugs, and Windham Fabrics.

SPECIFICATIONS * 175 color photographs * 144 pages * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER When Jansdotter wears one of her signature clothing looks, fans frequently ask, “Where did you get that?” Lotta’s answer is, “You can make it!” With that in mind, she has created her second book of easy–to– sew pieces that can be layered to create a variety of looks. Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Patterns is all about flexible, customizable garments to wear everywhere, and easy, fun ways to alter each one as the season— or your mood—changes. The book includes sewing instruction and full– size patterns for basic garments (skirt, shirt, shirt dress, tunic, pants, jacket, and robe) and unique accessories (tote bag, scarf, and more). For each garment, Jansdotter offers ideas for trims, pockets, sleeves, and hemlines to encourage readers to personalize and add details. And once more, she includes the sources of her inspiration and how she and her friends and family wear key pieces in different variations while working, playing, resting, and traveling. Lotta Jansdotter is a US–based Swedish designer and style icon. Her creations, ranging from stationery to dishware to textiles, are sold worldwide and have been featured in O, Living, Elle, Sweet Paul, and at Anthropologie and West Elm.

CRAFT, FASHION, CREATIVITY, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4398-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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CARTON QTY: 12 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-899-2

ALSO AVAILABLE Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style ISBN 978-1-61769-174-4 US $29.95 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

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Lotta Jansdotter Paper, Pattern, Play ISBN 978-1-4197-2891-4 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making BY NATALIE CHANIN

Designer Natalie Chanin blends embroidery and hand–sewing techniques with her own personal story in this empowering guide for all who love stitching and handcraft

SELLING POINTS CRAFT ICON: From beginnings as a fashion designer, Chanin has become an industry leader whose inventive, ethical approach has revitalized hand sewing. SLOW–FASHION MOVEMENT: Sustainable fashion and design have enormous power to alter our future for the better. This book speaks to the 2.5 million strong (and growing) online audience who are passionate about #ethicalfashion, #slowfashion, and #ecofashion. WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT: Women everywhere find inspiration in Chanin’s words and actions: What began as a simple, hand–stitched Alabama Chanin T–shirt has developed into a community economic development program and women’s empowerment design project spanning two decades.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making mixes lessons in sewing, design, and embroidery with Natalie Chanin’s engaging, personal story of the evolution of Alabama Chanin and the indelible mark the techniques she pioneered and the company she founded have made on the sewing and fashion industry. Chapters explore design–related themes—craft, technique, relationship, repeat, and color—through images, instruction, and stories from Chanin about her life, Alabama Chanin, and the evolving view of craft and hand– sewing in the modern world. The book also explores how sewing and embroidery relate to wider concerns of sustainability, community, and women’s empowerment. As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. Embroidery not only makes understanding complex stitches and techniques easy, it also challenges us to go deeper by examining the history of a beloved company and cherished pastime Natalie Chanin is the founder and head designer of Alabama Chanin and the author of five books, including bestsellers The Geometry of Hand– Sewing and Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. Her work has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, and Town & Country, among other publications, and on CBS News. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She lives in Florence, Alabama.

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* HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 273mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT, TEXTILES, FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-5277-3 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-218-3

ALSO AVAILABLE Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns ISBN 978-1-61769-136-2 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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The Embroidered Closet

MODERN HAND-STITCHING FOR UPGRADING AND UPCYCLING YOUR WARDROBE BY ALEXANDRA STRATKOTTER

Sustainability meets DIY in this instructive guide to garment embroidery from designer and fiber artist Alexandra Stratkotter

SELLING POINTS FUN AND TRENDY PROJECTS: The Embroidered Closet invites you to turn your shirts, sneakers, sweaters, skirts, and more into statement pieces. TIMELY MESSAGE: Fast fashion is out; upcycling and thrifting are in. Stratkotter offers practical advice on fabric and clothing selection, and goes a step further to show the many beautiful ways you can embellish garments with just a needle and some embroidery thread. BROAD APPEAL: For crafters, fashion lovers, and environmentalists, there’s a lot to discover in this focused look at sustainable practices paired with classic embroidery techniques.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 160 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER Combining comprehensive instruction with photography and illustrations, The Embroidered Closet guides novice and experienced stitchers through the process of adorning and upcycling garments. Now more than ever, we are all pitching in to help the planet: This book offers a fun and satisfying avenue to do just that by refreshing the wardrobe you have and making your clothes seem new again. The Embroidered Closet presents the inexpensive craft of embroidery and uses it to show readers just how fun embellishing your own clothing can be. Expect to learn not just about tools, techniques, stitches, and project designs, but also how to pick fabrics that work best for you and your wardrobe, how to source and thrift your clothing, and how to mend and prevent wear and tear. Stratkotter will inspire you to expand your options and test out your own embroidered creations. Whether you’re interested in personalizing your clothing, upgrading wardrobe staples, or seeking to enhance your skill set, Stratkotter’s stylish and classic designs offer something for everyone.

CRAFT, HOW-TO, TEXTILES, FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-5884-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Hoop Dreams ISBN 978-1-4197-2926-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99

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Alexandra Stratkotter is a self–taught fiber artist and the creative mind behind Florals & Floss. She lives in Alberta, Canada.

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How to Sew Clothes

LEARN WITH SIMPLE, SUPER-HACKABLE SEWING PATTERNS BY AMY BORNMAN AND AMELIA GREENHALL

Learn to sew stylish, wear–everywhere garments with this detailed sewing guide filled with super–easy instructions and patterns written for sewists of all skill levels

SELLING POINTS BEGINNER’S GO–TO: More than 25,000 online followers rely on All Well’s simple, user–friendly advice, tutorials, and sewing instruction—whether it’s for learning the basics or sharpening their skills. GREAT VALUE; FLEXIBLE DESIGNS: Full–size pattern sheets (tucked in a pocket at the back of the book) make this a great buy, especially when compared to buying the patterns individually online. The sewing patterns featured suit a wide range of sizes, genders, skill levels, budgets, and time investment, and include thoughtful options, making each project feel satisfying and personal. SUSTAINABLE, NO–WASTE SEWING: Focuses on sewing using sustainable materials and intuitive, unfussy techniques.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 full-color images * 208 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm “If you can sew a straight line, you can sew anything (and, in this book, we’ll teach you how to sew a straight line!). We will help you get started from scratch, with detailed sewing instructions and techniques that will soon become second nature. We'll explain why you’re doing things, and when it is important to do things a certain way, and when you can improvise and not worry! We’ll tell you everything you need to know to sew your own clothes and bags—and to have fun in the process.”—Amy Bornman and Amelia Greenhall, founders @AllWellWorkshop Whether you are just learning how to sew or want to sharpen your skills, All Well makes sewing fun. Social media is abuzz with love for All Well’s illustrated guidance and conversational how–tos that feel just like an inviting, in–person workshop. Inside the book, you’ll find a pocket with full–size pattern sheets and all the guidance you need to make simple tops, dresses, a jacket, and a coat that will become wardrobe essentials. Several of All Well’s bestselling, downloadable sewing patterns are included, in print for the first time! Pick up this book and learn essential skills such as how to choose fabrics, read patterns, and cut out pattern pieces and sew them together, as well as how to backstitch, zigzag stitch, assess fit, and learn from what you make. The book also teaches you how to stitch up an assortment of bags that will fit you and your style just right. Amy Bornman and Amelia Greenhall are the creators of All Well, an online studio dedicated to making sewing skills approachable, modern, playful, and useful.

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* HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JANUARY CRAFT, HOW-TO, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-6202-4 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Sewing Basics ISBN 978-1-58479-947-4 US $27.99 CAN $34.99

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Sew a Bag ISBN 978-1-4197-4063-3

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P.S. We Made This

SUPER FUN CRAFTS THAT GROW SMARTER + HAPPIER KIDS! BY ERICA DOMESEK

From the creator of the popular website and Instagram @psimadethis comes a how–to craft and creativity book for parents and kids

SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA STAR: Domesek's audience of nearly half a million followers look to her every day for craft ideas; they will be thrilled with her new book––packed with answers to the question, “What do I do with my kids?” PERFECT TIMING: Parents are looking for ways to connect with their children at home, and this book is a must–have resource filled with fun and accessible projects for parents and kids to do together. GO–TO CRAFT EXPERT: Domesek has appeared on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, The Martha Stewart Show, E! News, and The Nate Berkus Show, among many others. She was a judge on TLC’s Craft Wars, and her work has been featured in Glamour, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Elle, Vogue, and the Wall Street Journal.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color illustrations * 192 pages Erica Domesek is a social media star and the original queen of DIY. P.S. We Made This follows in the footsteps of her first two books, offering creative and colorful at–home projects, but now invites the whole family to join in the fun! It encourages parents (and kids!) to step away from the screens and help their littles learn essential sensory, motor, developmental, and life skills. From self–expression and imaginative play to problem–solving, these projects keep kids entertained, curious, and growing. Each chapter has simple out–of–the–box crafts, recipes, and ideas to engage kids of all ages. This is the perfect book for encouraging your child's development and self–confidence, while also teaching them to have fun along the way. Erica Domesek is the founder of the innovative DIY lifestyle brand P.S.– I Made This, which launched in 2009. It was born from Domesek’s passion for entertaining and handmaking beautiful objects in ways that make everyday life more colorful and fun. She has been a distinguished expert in the areas of design and style as well as a leader in brand marketing for 15 years. Her personal mission is to inspire and encourage people everywhere to embrace the concept of crafting the life they want. She lives in Los Angeles.

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* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT, HOW-TO, CREATIVITY, FAMILY ISBN 978-1-4197-5610-8 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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The Ultimate All-Around Stitch Dictionary MORE THAN 300 STITCH PATTERNS TO KNIT EVERY WAY BY WENDY BERNARD

A comprehensive collection of stitch patterns from knitwear designer Wendy Bernard

SELLING POINTS INCREDIBLE VALUE: Includes more than 300 stitch patterns, with more than 30 exclusive stitches, compiled into one exciting new volume. SHELF STAPLE: This will add value to any knitter’s bookshelf, offering both new and classic stitch patterns from an expert fiber artist. STELLAR TRACK: This is Bernard’s eighth book with Abrams, and it is a natural extension of her already successful publishing program.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 400 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/8" - 187mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT, HOW-TO, REFERENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-6292-5 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

Stitch dictionaries are one of the most valuable references on a knitter’s bookshelf, holding all the information needed to begin a project, hone your skills, and expand your knitting mastery. In the truest sense, a stitch dictionary is a resource and wealth of information—filled with the basics to get you started, the classics you rely on, and even some new stitches that stoke your creativity. In hew newest book, The Ultimate All–Around Stitch Dictionary, Wendy Bernard packs all the stitch patterns you could ever wish for into a single, handy new volume. Featuring all the great content from the Up, Down, All–Around and the Knitting All Around stitch dictionaries, as well as 30 new stitches, Bernard presents patterns for top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round knitting. With all of the stitches you want in one place along with new patterns places, this book is among the must–have dictionaries out there—and a new format and lower price point make it even more irresistible.

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CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-735-5

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Wendy Bernard is the author of seven books, including the Custom Knits series and Knitted Gifts for All Seasons. She lives in California with her family.

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RIGHTS: North America

Amazing Circular Weaving

LITTLE LOOM TECHNIQUES, PATTERNS, AND PROJECTS FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS BY EMILY NICOLAIDES

A beginner’s guide to circular weaving and a fresh take on a classic craft, from a creative and inspiring teacher

SELLING POINTS NEW TAKE ON A POPULAR CRAFT: While weaving continues to be trendy, circular weaving offers an alternative to traditional tapestry weaving and sets itself apart with a new approach to making unique statement pieces. BEGINNER FOCUSED: This introductory guide invites makers to start with the basics and build their skills through practice, with 20 projects and more than 30 techniques to try. PROJECTS TO MAKE AGAIN AND AGAIN: Once you establish yourself as a weaver, there’s no limit to what you can create. Get started here and see where the inspiration from these patterns can take you.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 10 5/8" - 270mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER Weaving came back in style a few years ago, and it's clear the trend isn't going away anytime soon. Makers have flocked to this hands–on fiber art, devising everything from wall hangings to rugs and pillow covers to keychains. Circular weaving is a fun and creative extension of weaving and offers a new approach to the traditional craft. From artist and expert weaver Emily Nicolaides, Amazing Circular Weaving is a detailed guide to circular weaving, with step–by–step instructions and photography to guide you through more than 30 techniques. Nicolaides gives a thorough overview of the basics, including how to select materials and what tools the reader will need. She even includes instructions for making DIY cardboard looms and shuttles. Beautiful and informative, this is a classic craft readers will return to again and again. You’ll be making circular home goods and decorative wall hangings in no time. Emily Nicolaides is an artist and educator who specializes in contemporary circular weaving. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and currently lives in Limassol, Cyprus.

CRAFT, HOW-TO, HOUSE & HOME ISBN 978-1-4197-6291-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

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Extinct & Endangered INSECTS IN PERIL

PHOTOGRAPHS BY LEVON BISS; FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Extraordinary images by master macro photographer Levon Biss capture a vanishing world of insects from the collections of the American Museum of Natural History in New York

SELLING POINTS EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHY: Like Tim Flach, Biss takes nature photography to another level. ENGAGEMENT WITH NATURE: Recent Abrams titles with cutting–edge nature imagery and a focus on conservation are category leaders. EXHIBITION TIE–IN: Extinct & Endangered is the companion volume to a special exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History that will tour extensively after its run in New York. The museum will be an excellent partner to help promote the book.

SPECIFICATIONS * 80 color photographs * 144 pages * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER NATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-5963-5 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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Insects are at once our most familiar fellow animals and the most mysterious. They appear to be indestructible, but globally, insect species are quietly disappearing in the sixth mass extinction that life on Earth is undergoing today. This joint project of photographer Levon Biss and the American Museum of Natural History contains indelible images of 40 extinct or endangered species in the museum’s collection, selected from its vast holdings by a team of scientists. They range from imperiled old friends like the monarch butterfly and the nine–spotted ladybug to the remote Lord Howe Island stick insect of Australia, thought to be extinct for most of the 20th century until a tiny population was discovered and bred in captivity in 2001. All were sent to Biss’s studio, where he created commanding portraits that can be enlarged 300–times lifesize to reveal vivid full–page details of form and color—a world invisible to our naked eyes. The result is a book that insists on the momentous significance of these small, mostly unknown creatures.

CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-860-4

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Levon Biss is widely regarded as the leading macro photographer of his generation. With an unmatched mastery of technique and lighting, he builds his massive images by digitally combining thousands of photographs. Biss is the creator of the book and exhibition Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects (2017), which has toured to 20 countries, and The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits (2021). He lives in London. The Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, with 24 million specimens, focuses on developing the collection, field research, and laboratory studies.

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RIGHTS: World English

American Wildflowers: A Literary Field Guide EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SUSAN BARBA

Organized as a field guide, a literary anthology filled with classic and contemporary poems and essays inspired by wildflowers—perfect for writers, artists, and botanists alike

SELLING POINTS LITERARY CRED: Barba is senior editor for the New York Review of Books, bringing a wealth of connections and knowledge to the project. She is the author of Fair Sun (2017) and geode (2020), a finalist for the New England Book Awards and the Massachusetts Book Award. CONNECTED ILLUSTRATOR: The illustrator Leanne Shapton is a revered artist and writer. She has created book covers for Sheila Heti, Chuck Palahniuk, and Alice Munro, and her book Swimming Studies won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She has more than 11,000 followers on Instagram and connections to the New York Times.

American Wildflowers: A Literary Field Guide collects poems, essays, and letters from the 1700s to the present that focus on wildflowers and their place in our culture and in the natural world. Editor Susan Barba has curated a selection of plants and texts that celebrate diversity: There are foreign–born writers writing about American plants and American writers on non–native plants. There are rural writers with deep regional knowledge and urban writers who are intimately acquainted with the nature in their neighborhoods. There are female writers, Black writers, gay writers, indigenous writers. There are botanists like William Bartram, George Washington Carver, and Robin Wall Kimmerer, and horticultural writers like Neltje Blanchan and Eleanor Perényi. There are prose pieces by Gwendolyn Brooks, Lydia Davis, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil. And most of all, there are poems: from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams and T. S. Eliot to Allen Ginsberg and Robert Creeley, Lucille Clifton and Louise Glück, Natalie Diaz and Jericho Brown. The book includes exquisite watercolors by Leanne Shapton throughout and is organized by species and botanical family—think of it as a field guide to the literary imagination. Susan Barba is a poet, translator, and editor for the New York Review of Books. She is the author of Fair Sun (2017) and geode (2020), a finalist for the New England Book Awards, and the Massachusetts Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Yale Review, Antioch Review, Raritan, and Harvard Review. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Leanne Shapton is an artist, writer, and publisher. Her illustrations appear on many book covers, including Women in Clothes, a collaborative project with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits on fashion, and her own Swimming Studies, which won the 2012 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for autobiography. She is the cofounder of art house publisher J&L Books alongside photographer Jason Fulford, and lives in New York City.

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CULTURAL RELEVANCY: Wildflowers have never been more endangered or more in need of renewed attention and conservation efforts. The authors have partnered with the Oak Spring Garden Foundation of Upperville, Virginia, who will be eager to help promote the book on publication.

SPECIFICATIONS * 80 full-color illustrations * 340 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-6016-7 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

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RIGHTS: North American English

The Modern Flower Press CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

BY AMY FIELDING AND MELISSA RICHARDSON

A modern look at a stunning assortment of blooms and the art you can create with a simple flower press

SELLING POINTS TRENDY CRAFT: Flower arranging in all forms continues to be a favorite craft and bestselling book category. Pressed flowers are a natural fit for this audience. SUSTAINABLY MINDED: Extending the life of cut flowers by drying and pressing them is a sustainable and creative way to preserve their beauty and incorporate them into your every day. CLEVER, CREATIVE TECHNIQUES: For novices and experienced makers alike, pressed flowers are an easy, no–fuss craft to make at home. This book offers projects that are beginner–friendly and accessible to a wide range of skill levels.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 288 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 248mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST A contemporary look at flowers, flower pressing, and floral arranging, The Modern Flower Press is a stunning collection of pressed flower techniques and the art you can make with them. Exploring a range of specific blooms, authors Amy Fielding and Melissa Richardson take readers through the process of pressing flowers, the proper techniques to use, the tools needed, and most importantly, the lovely works you can create. Filled with projects inspired by the changing seasons, this book is both a catalog of gorgeous flowers and a practical guide to working with their beauty. Fielding and Richardson offer detailed information, with a specific focus on composition, color, and form. From decorated window panes to letters and postcards, the end results are simply enchanting. Whether you’re a gardener, floral enthusiast, or simply a nature lover, this incredible gift book has something for everyone. Amy Fielding and Melissa Richardson own the South London–based floral design studio and store Jam Jar Florals, a shop offering an inspiring collection of botanically inspired gifts and housewares. They create floral designs for events, weddings, and freelance assignments, and love nothing more than to tell stories with flowers. With a large and engaged following, they're the perfect authors to bring this gorgeous craft to readers.

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CRAFT, HOW-TO, ART, HOUSE & GARDEN ISBN 978-1-4197-6467-7 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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RIGHTS: World English ex AU NZ

Bird Planet

SELLING POINTS

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BY TIM LAMAN

Bird Planet presents the best work of Tim Laman, the world’s most celebrated bird photographer

READERS LOVE NATURE: Abrams has had continuing success with books that present nature in fresh and intriguing ways. BIRDING IS HOT: News organizations report a surge in interest in birdwatching over the past year and a half. AUTHOR PLATFORM & CONNECTIONS: Laman has more than one million Instagram followers. He also has valuable connections in media: He has published more than 20 features for National Geographic, and he was the cinematographer for leading TV documentaries including Our Planet and Planet Earth II.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

Birder extraordinaire Tim Laman is a superstar in one of photography’s most challenging pursuits: The quest to portray birds in the wild. A naturalist and explorer as well as a brilliant image maker, he has spent thousands of hours over more than 30 years wedged precariously in the tops of trees, often in remote jungles, in the hope that careful planning and good fortune will align to produce the perfect picture. His is a passion shared by all birders, carried to the level of art. Bird Planet takes the reader on a journey to the world of birds. Laman shares his best images of spectacular birds on all continents, from the scarlet ibis of the Orinoco River in Venezuela to rhinoceros hornbills in the rainforests of Borneo; his familiar backyard American birds are as memorable as his poetic red–crowned cranes in snowy Japan. His signature achievement—to photograph all the known species of birds of paradise, spending 18 months in New Guinea over eight years—gets a chapter, as does his visits to the penguins of Antarctica. Immensely knowledgeable about both nature and photography, Laman is the perfect guide to the kingdom of the birds. Tim Laman is a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and makes films for the BBC Natural History Unit and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He has won numerous awards for his photography and cinematography, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2016. He is an associate of Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, a fellow of the Explorers Club, a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a founder of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Birds–of–Paradise Project. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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NATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-6149-2 US $55.00 CAN $69.00 UK £40.00

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Birds of Instagram ISBN 978-1-4197-5170-7

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I Exaggerate

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MY BRUSHES WITH FAME BY KEVIN NEALON

Beloved Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon shares original full–color caricatures and insightful personal essays about his famous friends

COMEDY LEGEND: Nealon is one of the most recognizable comedians on the planet. From his nine–year stint on SNL to roles in Daddy Day Care, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, Weeds, and more, Nealon has instant name recognition and a multigenerational fan base. AUTHOR PLATFORM: Nealon's social media presence includes 1.3 million followers on Twitter, 170,000 followers on Instagram, and 14,000 followers on @kevinnealonartwork, his account that is solely dedicated to his artwork, which is growing rapidly. Additionally, Nealon hosts a YouTube series (with 250,000 subscribers) called Hiking with Kevin, in which celebrities hike with him while discussing life and their careers. He is currently a touring stand–up comedian with shows all over the country.

In I Exaggerate, famed comedian and actor Kevin Nealon pairs his artwork with sweet, funny, and endearing stories about the subjects he paints. From reminiscences about Saturday Night Live hosts to an excerpt from the eulogy he gave at his dear friend Garry Shandling’s funeral, the writing in this book is warm and nostalgic, and the list of subjects Kevin wants to cover is everyone you could hope for. In addition to Nealon’s paintings, the book includes doodles on SNL scripts, early artwork drafts, and insights into his relationship with art, which he likens to his relationship to comedy. This is a charming project from a comedy all–star. Subjects include: Budd Friedman, Robin Williams, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Jim Carey, Buzz Aldrin, Tilda Swinton, Dana Carvey, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Daisy Edgar Jones, Timothée Chalamet, James Taylor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Walken, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Howard Stern, Carrie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Vedder, Kurt Cobain, Billie Eilish, John Travolta, Harry Dean Stanton, The Pointer Sisters, Garry Shandling, Tom Petty, Tiffany Haddish, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Emma Stone, Prince Rogers Nelson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Robert Plant, Rami Malik, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Dave Chappelle, Lady Gaga, Jeff Daniels, Norm MacDonald, Arnold Palmer, Brad Paisley, Ken Jeong, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Anya–Taylor Joy, Lin– Manuel Miranda, Whitney Houston, and Anthony Bourdain. Kevin Nealon is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, had roles in several of the Happy Madison films, played Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and is currently a touring stand–up comedian. He lives in Los Angeles.

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CELEBRITY CONNECTIONS: Nealon has close relationships with top–tier comedians, actors, and entertainers across the industry who will help promote the book, including Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Bob Odenkirk, Dana Carvey, Fred Armisen, David Spade, Jeff Goldblum, Molly Shannon, Chelsea Peretti, Tiffany Haddish, and many, many more.

SPECIFICATIONS * 45 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ART, COMICS, HUMOR ISBN 978-1-4197-6198-0 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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RIGHTS: North America

Karl Lagerfeld Unseen THE CHANEL YEARS

BY ROBERT FAIRER

A glamorous tribute to Karl Lagerfeld and his highly influential creations for Chanel, captured in striking behind–the–scenes photographs by US Vogue photographer Robert Fairer

SELLING POINTS NEVER–BEFORE–SEEN PHOTOGRAPHS: Many of Fairer’s photographs of Lagerfeld’s collections both on the catwalk and backstage have never been published and offer a unique insight into the designer’s process. ICONIC SUBJECT: Lagerfeld is a celebrated fashion designer, and books that focus on his work, especially his time at Chanel, have a strong track record. COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION: Looking at almost two decades of Lagerfeld’s work, this book captures both ready–to–wear and haute– couture creations (with a focus on rich and idiosyncratic details) and the intense behind–the– scenes work of his trusted collaborators.

Casting a new light on one of the best–loved chapters in fashion history, Karl Lagerfeld Unseen: The Chanel Years illuminates key Chanel collections from behind the scenes. From discreet client fittings in rue Cambon's immaculate black–and–beige salons to previously unseen backstage moments that show models, hairdressers, stylists, makeup artists, and even Karl Lagerfeld himself at work, photographer Robert Fairer's stunning and high–energy photographs capture the elegance, glamour, and spirit that defined Lagerfeld's shows for Chanel. A treasure trove of inspiration, this book is a must–have reference for dedicated Chanel fans the world over and fashion and photography lovers alike. Robert Fairer started photographing the major international womenswear collections in the mid–1990s. First commissioned by Elle and Harper's Bazaar US, he then became US Vogue's exclusive backstage photographer for more than a decade. His first book, Alexander McQueen: Unseen, was published by Thames & Hudson, and was followed by John Galliano: Unseen, Marc Jacobs: Unseen, and John Galliano for Dior.

UNIQUE ACCESS: Fairer, US Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for more than a decade, opens up his archive, revealing stunning photographs that were one of fashion’s best– kept secrets until now.

SPECIFICATIONS * 330 color photographs * 352 pages * WIDTH: 13 1/4" - 337mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 248mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-6285-7 US $85.00 CAN $107.00

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Bong Joon Ho

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DISSIDENT CINEMA

BY KAREN HAN; ILLUSTRATED BY LITTLE WHITE LIES

The first illustrated critical monograph of Academy Award–winning writer/director Bong Joon Ho, the visionary behind films such as Parasite, Snowpiercer, Okja, and The Host

ACADEMY AWARD–WINNING SUBJECT: Bong won the Academy Award for best director at the 2019 Oscars, cementing him as one of the preeminent directors in the world. This win also created an influx of interest in his larger body of work and has driven many cinephiles to seek out and reflect on his entire career. SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP: Abrams and Little White Lies have partnered on three director monographs and are excited to be profiling a non–American director for the first time. UPCOMING FILM: Bong’s follow–up to the Academy Award–winning Parasite is in development, making his name a constant fixture on film news sites and driving fan speculation and excitement.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 272 pages * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER Brilliantly illustrated and designed by the London–based film magazine Little White Lies, Bong Joon Ho examines the career of the South Korean writer/director, who has been making critically acclaimed feature films for more than two decades. First breaking out into the international scene with festival–favorite Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Bong then set his sights on the story of a real–life serial killer in 2003’s Memories of Murder and once again won strong international critical attention, winning Best Director at tge San Sebastian Film Festival. But it was Bong’s first English–language film, Snowpiercer (2013)—set on a post–apocalyptic train where class divisions erupt into class warfare—that brought his work outside of the South Korean and film festival markets and onto the stage of global commercial cinema. It was then Bong’s 2019 black comedy/thriller Parasite that took his career to new heights, winning the Palme d’Or with a unanimous vote, as well as Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. Parasite’s jarring shifts in tone—encompassing darkness, drama, slapstick, and black humor—and its unsubtle critiques of late capitalism and American imperialism are in conversation with Bong’s entire body of work, and this mid–career monograph will survey the entirety of that work, including his short films, to flesh out the stories behind the films with supporting analytical text and interviews with Bong’s key collaborators. The book also explores Bong’s rise in the cultural eye of the West, catching up readers with his career before his next masterpiece arrives.

FILM, POP CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-5812-6 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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CARTON QTY: 8 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-535-1

Karen Han is a Korean American culture writer and screenwriter whose work can be found in outlets such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, VICE, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, and Slate. She has also appeared on television and radio as a critic on Good Morning America, Amanpour, NPR, and WNYC. She lives in Los Angeles.

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THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION

The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch BY MATT ZOLLER SEITZ; ILLUSTRATED BY MAX DALTON

The official behind–the–scenes companion to The French Dispatch and the latest volume in the bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS HIGH–PROFILE TALENT: Exclusive interviews with director Wes Anderson and his collaborators guide the reader through the making of the film starring Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Elisabeth Moss, Benicio del Toro, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Defoe, and many others. MAJOR MEDIA TIE–IN: Release will coincide with awards season, where The French Dispatch is sure to garner attention. BEHIND–THE–SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, AND EPHEMERA PORTFOLIO: Exclusive photographs from the set, script excerpts, storyboards, animatics, location– scouting photos, and other production materials illuminate the making of The French Dispatch in vivid detail.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color illustrations and photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/8" - 238mm The French Dispatch—the tenth feature film from writer–director Wes Anderson—is a love letter to journalists set at the titular American newspaper in the fictional 20th–century French city of Ennui–sur–Blasé. The film stars a number of Anderson's frequent collaborators, including Bill Murray as the newspaper's editor in chief; Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand, as well as new players Jeffrey Wright, Benicio del Toro, Elisabeth Moss, and Timothée Chalamet, who bring to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine. In this latest one–volume entry in The Wes Anderson Collection series— the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The French Dispatch— everything that goes into bringing Anderson's trademark style, meticulous compositions, and exacting production design to the screen is revealed in detail. Written by film and television critic and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz, The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch presents the complete story behind the film’s conception, anecdotes about the making of the film, and behind–the–scenes photos, production materials, and artwork. Matt Zoller Seitz is the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com; the TV critic for New York magazine; the author of The Wes Anderson Collection, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Oliver Stone Experience, and Mad Men Carousel; and the coauthor of The Sopranos Sessions. He is based in New York City.

* HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FILM, ART, POP CULTURE, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5064-9 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-117-9

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Rolling Stone

THE 500 GREATEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME BY THE EDITORS OF ROLLING STONE

From Rolling Stone, the definitive and lavishly illustrated companion book to one of the most popular and hotly debated lists in the world of music

SELLING POINTS A NEW TAKE: The Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list was updated with a new selection in 2020 and received more than 125 million page views in the first month of release. The book features all 500 with additional album art, original photography, interviews, making–of stories, and critical commentary. BRAND REACH: Rolling Stone will promote the book across its print, digital, and social media platforms, reaching more than 60 million viewers. An earlier version of this book sold more than 100,000 copies in 2010. CELEBRITY INTRODUCTION: A major figure in the music world, to be announced closer to publication, will write the book’s introduction.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 256 pages When Rolling Stone publishes a list, the world listens. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list was first established in 2003 and the lineup was updated in 2012, polling the industry’s most celebrated artists, producers, industry executives, and journalists to create the definitive ranking. As a companion to the original 2003 list, Rolling Stone and Wenner Books published the bestselling 500 Greatest Albums coffee table book. In 2020 Rolling Stone started from scratch with a completely new 500 Greatest Albums list, voted on by the biggest names in music—including Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift, to name a few. As expected, the new list caused a huge splash across the music and entertainment industries, sparking major conversation and debate around the list, and generating more than 125 million page views on RollingStone.com in the first month of launch. In partnership with Abrams, Rolling Stone has created the definitive companion book to reflect the all–new 2020 list, telling the stories behind all 500 albums through incredible Rolling Stone photography, original album art, Rolling Stone’s unique critical commentary, breakout pieces on the making of key albums, archival interview content, and a celebrity introduction. Rolling Stone was founded by publisher Jann S. Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason in 1967. It has a circulation of more than one million readers and widespread international circulation.

* WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER MUSIC, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5877-5 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

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RIGHTS: World English

Creating Back to the Future: The Musical BY MICHAEL KLASTORIN; FOREWORD BY BOB GALE

The official behind–the–scenes companion to the stage musical adaptation of Back to the Future

SELLING POINTS BELOVED FRANCHISE: Back to the Future and its sequels have remained fixtures in popular culture since the first film’s debut in 1985. More than 35 years later, this stage adaptation gives fans a new way to enjoy the adventures of Doc Brown and Marty McFly. DEVOTED AUDIENCE: Books that explore the stagecraft and scenography behind commercial musical theater have a strong track record, and Back to the Future: The Musical’s intricate staging and clever visual tricks to bring the DeLorean from screen to stage are sure to entice musical theater fans and general audiences alike.

Premiering at the Manchester Opera House in February 2020 to rave reviews—including a notice from the Guardian that the show “sets a new standard of spectacle,” Back to the Future: The Musical brings the classic 1985 film to life on the theatrical stage. Featuring music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard and a book by Bob Gale (adapted from the original screenplay by Gale and Robert Zemeckis), the show stars Tony Award–winner Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Olly Dobson as Marty McFly. Creating Back to the Future: The Musical offers fans of the film franchise and lovers of musical theater an engrossing and entertaining look at the birth of a new theatrical classic. With unprecedented access to cast and crew, author Michael Klatorin (Back to The Future: The Ultimate Visual History) pairs exclusive, in–depth interviews with previously unpublished photography; excerpts from Bob Gale’s personal journal; and a foreword by Gale to reveal and detail the years–long process, and the creative ingenuity and technical innovation, that went into the show’s West End premiere. Michael Klastorin is a production publicist who has worked on more than 50 films–and who spent every shooting day of Back to the Future II and III on set. He is the coauthor of Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History and Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History. He lives in Los Angeles.

HIGH–PROFILE CAST AND CREW: Contributions from show creators Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard, Robert Zemeckis, and Bob Gale, stars Roger Bart and Olly Dobson, and the best–in– the–business crew of production designers, technicians, and more tie the stage musical back to the original film and detail the challenges and triumphs of going 88 miles per hour on stage.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 9" - mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5652-8 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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Rooftop Paris

A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY OF LIGHT BY LAURENT DEQUICK

A spectacular accordion–folded gift book that is a love letter to the city of Paris, as seen in panoramic views high above the city streets

SELLING POINTS UNIQUE FORMAT: The book is a truly special object—an accordion–folded sequence of pages printed on both sides, inserted into a sturdy slipcase. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Paris as you’ve never seen it before, from eight high vantage points across the rooftops of the City of Light. UNIQUE GIFT: For anyone who has visited or dreams of visiting Paris, the book is a one–of–a– kind keepsake, featuring Laurent Dequick’s magnificent photographs of panoramic views.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color photographs * 120 pages * WIDTH: 13" - 330mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with slipcase PUB MONTH: OCTOBER PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL, ARCHITECTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-6513-1 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

Rooftop Paris presents a unique panoramic and comprehensive visual tour of one of the world’s most iconic cityscapes. From eight vantage points above the city, photographer Laurent Dequick invites you to explore, from dawn to dusk, a seemingly infinite landscape of zinc, slate, and copper from which emerge the great gilded monuments of the City of Light. Short essays focus on key Paris neighborhoods, and call–out captions on the photographs highlight notable buildings. The book is produced in an accordion–style concertina format that would stretch to 125 feet (38 meters) if fully unfolded. It is bound between hardcovers and inserted in a sturdy slipcase.

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Photographer Laurent Dequick is an architect by training. He is fascinated with contemporary cities whose flow, human movement, and architecture come together to create living spaces. He is one of the leading photographers of YellowKorner gallery, with more than ninety locations around the world. In 2019, he published Grand Canal (Éditions du Chêne), an accordion–style book depicting the two banks of the Grand Canal of Venice.

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House Beautiful

SELLING POINTS

LIVE COLORFULLY

BY JO SALTZ AND THE EDITORS OF HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

An inspiring, accessible collection of the colorful interiors at the heart of the House Beautiful brand

MARKETING MOMENT: 2022 is the 125th anniversary of House Beautiful. To celebrate, the magazine is doubling down on the movements that made the brand a mainstay in American homes—and color is at the top of the list. STRONG TRACK RECORD: Abrams published House Beautiful: Style Secrets in 2017 and has sold more than 15,000 copies. The magazine has proven to be a great partner for marketing and publicity partnerships and advertising opportunities at Hearst publications. INFLUENTIAL PLATFORM: House Beautiful’s total brand footprint hovers around 24.8 million, averaging 4.8 million readers, 11.5 million followers on social media, and 8.5 million unique online visitors with page views.

House Beautiful: Live Colorfully showcases a wide range of colorful homes, with an emphasis on spaces that have a distinctive “color point of view.” Maybe it’s how to pair multiple bright paints in one room, or how to build a palette from a prized textile or wallcovering—no color is off–limits. In addition to super–pigmented lacquers and a rainbow of pastels, chapters also feature neutrals such as an all–wood interior and a home in creams and whites that still has tons of personality. Each of these homes are shown across multiple spreads that feature highlights from both the interiors and exteriors. Additionally, sidebars sprinkled throughout offer a wide array of tips for both the novice and expert interior designer, including smart paint pairings, how to read a room’s light before committing to a color, how to stencil paint onto a wall, and much more. House Beautiful: Live Colorfully will be a timeless collection of inspiring homes with all of the unexpected takeaways that readers of the magazine have loved for years. House Beautiful was first printed in 1896 and remains the oldest still–published interior design magazine. It is currently published by Hearst Corporation, which took over in 1934.

COLOR IS BACK: After years of trendy minimalism throughout many of the biggest shelter magazines, maximalism is back. Colorful interiors are now more popular than ever, thanks to a renewed interest in boldly articulated personal style.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 256 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN, HOUSE & HOME ISBN 978-1-4197-6286-4 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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A Home to Share DESIGNS THAT WELCOME FAMILY AND FRIENDS, FROM THE CREATOR OF MY 100 YEAR OLD HOME BY LESLIE SAETA

From the creator of the popular Instagram @my100yearoldhome comes an interior design guide to creating beautiful, comfortable, family–centered homes that are also perfect for gatherings with friends

SELLING POINTS BUDGET FRIENDLY: Known (and loved) for designing expensive– looking decor on a budget, Saeta shares DIY secrets for creating the grace notes that make a room shine. SOCIAL MEDIA STAR: Saeta’s My 100 Year Old Home is a social media favorite with more than 350,000 followers. The book presents never–before– published material that will appeal to design fans everywhere. DESIGN EXPERTISE: Drawing on the author’s decades of styling, home makeover, and interior design experience, the book details favorite techniques for making rooms that feel just right.

SPECIFICATIONS * 175 color photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

A Home to Share is all about the spirit of welcome: It is a guide to giving new life to underused spaces, and to bringing cozy, truly livable decor to every room of the house—including outdoor rooms to extend home space in temperate weather. Saeta’s My 100 Year Old Home social media brand is known for creating inviting interiors where family and guests love to linger. Using examples from her own cozy room designs, Saeta shares favorite go–to techniques and shows you how to blend furnishings and accessories to get looks you'll love. She also adds a fresh spin, with advice for redesigning (and getting the most out of) spaces like the dining room and overlooked corners, hallways, and nooks. With her thoughtful and encouraging approach, she gives readers the tools and confidence they need to refresh their space, entertain, and design a home that feels just right. Leslie Saeta is the creator of the successful brand My 100 Year Old Home (@my100yearoldhome), a favorite source of inspiration and ideas for design lovers, with more than 350,000 Instagram followers and more than three million impressions per week. She lives in South Pasadena, California.

HOUSE & HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN, HOW-TO ISBN 978-1-4197-6053-2 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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At Home in the Cotswolds

SECRETS OF ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE STYLE BY KATY CAMPBELL AND MARK NICHOLSON

Katy Campbell and acclaimed photographer Mark Nicholson offer an insider’s look at the Cotswolds' most charming and inspirational private homes

SELLING POINTS INSIDE LOOK: Features an array of private houses, significant for their creative interiors, charming locations, and historic architecture. STORIED INTERIORS: Each house has a notable story, from past lives as home to royals and aristocrats or country farmers and tradesmen, to their modern owner’s originality and style. ROMANTIC ALLURE: Home to artists, writers, rock stars, and royalty—and featured in popular TV shows and films such as The Holiday, Downton Abbey, and Pride and Prejudice—the cottages and grand houses of the Cotswolds have captured the imagination of a global audience, with the region attracting more than 38 million visitors per year.

SPECIFICATIONS * 175 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/4" - 260mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover with jacket Every year, Katy Campbell travels hundreds of miles to crisscross the Cotswolds in search of houses to buy for celebrities, investors, young families leaving the bustle of London, and emigres from all over the world— a group that increasingly includes Americans seeking the Cotswold Dream. Now you can travel with Katie for a design–lover’s tour of sixteen romantic Cotswold homes and their stylish, contemporary interiors. Each is a hidden gem, and, unlike the larger mansions offered for public view, most are private homes whose interiors have never been published. A variety of design styles are featured, including a manor house, a tiny cottage, a former rectory, and a Georgian farmhouse, along with many of the homes’ adjacent gardens. Each property, and the interior design of its rooms, comes with its own intriguing story. With their distinctive honey– colored stone walls set amongst rolling hills and beautiful countryside, the décor of these houses expresses inspirational ideals of English country style that readers will love to explore and emulate. Katy Campbell is a property finder based in the Cotswolds. She has been featured in The Times, House and Garden, and Country Life. More than 60,000 fans follow her adventures on Instagram @katy_campbell_house_hunter. Mark Nicholson is an acclaimed photographer who lives in London and the Cotswolds.

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PUB MONTH: OCTOBER HOUSE & HOME, HOUSE & GARDEN, INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5979-6 US $60.00 CAN $75.00 UK £45.00

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Together at the Table

ENTERTAINING AT HOME WITH THE CREATORS OF JULISKA BY CAPUCINE DE WULF GOODING AND DAVID GOODING

From the iconic glassware and tabletop brand Juliska, a design compendium for living well and entertaining with style

SELLING POINTS WIDESPREAD BRAND RECOGNITION: Juliska has been the number one casual tableware brand at Bloomingdale’s for the last ten years. It also has major sales through five national department stores—Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Belk, Zola, and One Kings Lane—as well as Amazon. The company’s bridal registry averages 5,000 brides per year. HARDWORKING COLLECTION: This book will include foundational information about table settings for every occasion, creative ideas for mixing and matching, traditions old and new, holiday and family celebrations, bridal guidelines, and entertaining ideas.

Juliska is all about love and the art of living well, and Together at the Table is the first book to share their philosophy. With founder Capucine De Wulf Gooding’s engaging narrative alongside extraordinary photography by Quentin Bacon, each chapter reveals the secrets to celebrating life’s special moments. Great entertaining is all about thoughtfulness regardless of the occasion. With hundreds of inspiring ideas about embracing the perfectly imperfect, creating playfully inventive celebrations, and the art of mixing and matching, this book will become the must–have volume for everyone seeking joy at the table. As newlyweds and unabashed romantics, Capucine and David Gooding founded Juliska in 2001 with a small collection of mouth–blown glassware. Two decades later, Juliska has become the most sought–after brand in tabletop, making more than 100 products all inspired by the joy of bringing people together and creating a happy home. They are based in Charleston, South Carolina.

MAJOR CROSSOVER POTENTIAL: Juliska advertisements are regularly placed in top shelter magazines, including Traditional Home, Veranda, and Elle Décor, and there is potential for marketing partnerships with these outlets. The brand also runs digital advertising campaigns and has a growing and engaged fan base on Pinterest and Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 full-color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER INTERIOR DESIGN, HOUSE & GARDEN, HOUSE & HOME, ENTERTAINING ISBN 978-1-4197-6196-6 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

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From Do It Today • By Kara Cutruzzula


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What Shall I Wear? THE WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW MUCH OF FASHION, REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION BY CLAIRE MCCARDELL, FOREWORD BY TORY BURCH, AFTERWORD BY ALLISON TOLMAN

First published in 1956, What Shall I Wear is revolutionary fashion designer Claire McCardell’s collection of fashion wisdom and philosophy and a vivacious guide to looking effortlessly stylish

SELLING POINTS BIG–NAME CONTRIBUTOR: This new edition of McCardell’s classic text will feature a foreword by famed fashion designer Tory Burch. Burch will put McCardell’s philosophy into context for the modern reader and detail what inspires Burch about McCardell’s work and life. BRAND–NEW CONTENT: In addition to Burch’s foreword, the book will also include new images and material from McCardell’s archive, as well as an afterword by the director of the Maryland Historical Society that details new findings about the original edition of the book and McCardell’s career. MODERN–DAY INSPIRATION: Burch’s fashion collections in 2021 and 2022 were inspired by McCardell’s work and, more specifically, this book. Burch plans to help promote and market What Shall I Wear? to coincide with her fashion show in Fall 2022.

SPECIFICATIONS * 16-page insert Claire McCardell, the revolutionary fashion designer credited with originating “The American Look,” designed for the emerging active lifestyle of women in the 1940s and ’50s. She was the originator of mix–and–match separates, open– back sundresses, and feminine denim fashion; she started the trend for ballet flats as a wartime leather–rationing measure. Spaghetti straps, brass hooks and eyes as fasteners, rivets, menswear details and fabrics—they were all started by McCardell. Her monastic and popover dresses achieved cult status, and her fashions were taken up by working women, the suburban set, and high society alike. First published in 1956, What Shall I Wear? provides a glimpse into the sources of McCardell’s inspiration—travel, sports, the American leisure lifestyle, and her own closet—and how she transformed them into fashion while still approaching design from her chosen vantage point of usefulness. A retro treat for designers and anyone who loves fashion, both vintage and contemporary, the book is teeming with charming illustrations and still–solid advice for finding your own best look, creatively shopping on a budget, and building a real wardrobe that is chic and distinctive. What Shall I Wear? is a tribute to the American spirit in fashion. Claire McCardell (1905–1958) pioneered a style of clothing both casual and chic. In 1990 Life magazine named her one of the 100 most important Americans of the 20th century, and in 1955, when she was on the cover of Time magazine, she was only the third fashion designer to achieve that honor. She attended Parsons School of Design in New York and studied in Paris, learning to construct clothing by taking apart Vionnet samples. As head designer of Townley Frocks, she was one of the first American designers to have name recognition, as the company began to sell its fashions branded as “Claire McCardell Clothes by Townley.” She was the recipient of two Coty Awards and won the first American Sportswear Designs Award from Sports Illustrated magazine. Her work is in museums across the country and has been the subject of retrospectives at the Smithsonian and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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Reverberation

DO EVERYTHING BETTER WITH MUSIC BY KEITH BLANCHARD, FOREWORD BY PETER GABRIEL

Positioned at the intersection of neuroscience and pop culture, a lively illustrated guide that explains the ways in which music stimulates the brain and impacts our everyday lives

SELLING POINTS PUBLICITY AND MARKETING POTENTIAL: Peter Gabriel is the spokesperson for this project, and will be writing the foreword and serving as an executive editor for the book. He will be promoting the book on his social media and be available for press and events around the publication. The relationship between neuroscience and music has long been a passion of his, and he’s excited to use his connections to help Reverberation make a big splash! CROSS–GENRE APPEAL: The overlapping subjects of science and music will appeal to the broad range of readers that made success stories of books such as David Byrne’s How Music Works and Daniel J. Levitin’s This is Your Brain on Music.

Music has been part of every human culture. We listen to music while we drive, exercise, eat, sleep, study, you name it; we spend hundreds to watch live musical performances; we soundtrack our weddings and funerals and everything in between. But why? We put music at the forefront of our lives because every drum solo and every aria causes our brains to fire off a cocktail of feel–good neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin. Reverberation: Do Everything Better with Music is the perfect hybrid of neuroscience and pop culture, examining, deconstructing, and teaching us about the ways in which we can, do, and should use music in our everyday lives. With a foreword by Peter Gabriel and jam–packed with interviews with other artists and celebrities, this illustrated book explains the science behind how music motivates us and gives us useful tips, tricks, and playlists for how we can become the best version of ourselves through our music–listening habits. Touching on topics such as sleeping, studying and focusing, exercising, sex and love, aging and memory, meditating and chilling out, emotional healing, creating, pregnancy, and music in altered states, this book covers a wide range of topics and all genres of music. Keith Blanchard has contributed in various capacities to a wide range of publishing and production enterprises, including Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Most recently he was the chief digital officer of World Science Festival. He lives in New York. Peter Gabriel first rose to fame as the lead singer of the innovative progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel launched a successful solo career with the hit single “Solsbury Hill.” Gabriel has championed a series of humanitarian projects and participated in numerous benefit concerts for different causes, both on and off stage. To date, Gabriel has won six Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. He has twice been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, first as a member of Genesis, and again as a solo artist. In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

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HIGH–PROFILE CONTRIBUTORS: All–stars from both the music and neuroscience communities will be lending their expertise to this book, giving readers insightful, unique, and comprehensive information about how and why they can use music to enhance their lives.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 240 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HC-Flexibound PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER MUSIC, SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-6189-8 US $27.50 CAN $34.50 UK £19.99

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All Things Aside

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT OPINIONS BY ILIZA SHLESINGER

From the razor–sharp mind of comedian Iliza Shlesinger, a collection of rants, raves, and insights about the exasperating issues of everyday life

SELLING POINTS AUTHOR PLATFORM: Shlesinger boasts 740,000 highly engaged Instagram followers, as well as 240,000 Twitter followers and 485,000 Facebook followers. She also has a podcast, Ask Iliza Anything, with more than 40,000 weekly downloads. Shlesinger has had five Netflix comedy specials, and she wrote and starred in the 2021 Netflix rom–com Good on Paper, which racked up huge streaming numbers. WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: Shlesinger is regularly covered in publications such as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Variety, among others—and is a recurring comic and guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Guests who have appeared on her podcast include Mark Bittman, Jay Leno, Sherri Shepherd, Rebecca Minkoff, Jen Kirkman, Mayim Bialik, and many more.

All Things Aside tackles life—from the macro to micro—in Iliza Shlesinger’s no–bullshit comedic style. Topics range from diatribes on the idea of the high–maintenance girl to the notion that products marketed specifically to women are scams, and all manner of things in between. Shlesinger asks herself the all–important question that every woman is forced to consider at some point—Am I actually an annoying person?—and she’ll walk readers through a devastating miscarriage, which she manages to navigate not only with grace, but somehow, with side–splitting humor. Throughout the book, Shlesinger dives from one subject into the next, getting carried away with the tangents of life much like she does in her stand–up comedy. All Things Aside is a punchy, honest, riotous book that shares with readers a view of the world through the eyes of the inimitable Iliza Shlesinger. Iliza Shlesinger is a stand–up comic and actor. In November 2019 she premiered her fifth Netflix stand–up special, Unveiled. Her past specials include War Paint, Freezing Hot, Confirmed Kills, and Elder Millennial. Shlesinger also starred in Netflix’s Good on Paper, is the host of the podcast Ask Iliza Anything, and was the first and only woman to win NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She lives in Los Angeles.

TOURING POTENTIAL: Shlesinger has toured all over the country, with sold–out shows in famed theaters from coast to coast. She has a dedicated fan base that is more than willing to use the power of the purse to support her. All Things Aside will be perfect for live readings and signings.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5940-6 US $27.00 CAN $34.00

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Don't Text Your Ex Happy Birthday AND OTHER ADVICE ON LOVE, SEX, AND DATING BY NICK VIALL

From The Bachelor's Nick Viall, an honest, humorous, all– encompassing dating advice guide for a new generation

SELLING POINTS MASSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Viall has 1.1 million followers on Instagram and 302,000 followers on Twitter, with high engagement. On Instagram, he hosts a segment every Sunday where hundreds of thousands of fans tune in to ask him for real–time dating advice. ROBUST MARKETING POTENTIAL:The Viall Files, Viall’s popular podcast, often discusses relationships and will naturally tie into the book. Viall has a diverse and ever–growing list of friends—from the stars of Bachelor Nation to A–list celebs —who will be more than happy to promote the book. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE AND VOICE: Unlike many relationship books that sugarcoat the nuances of navigating life with another person, Viall offers succinct honest answers to questions about modern romance.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color design Every Sunday celebrity heartthrob Nick Viall answers questions from his followers about love, lust, dating, and heartbreak with his trademark charm, cheeky sense of humor, and relatable, intimate anecdotes. This tradition has become so popular that Viall made these Q&A sessions the backbone of his successful podcast, The Viall Files. Now all of Viall’s charm and advice can be found within the pages of Don't Text Your Ex Happy Birthday, a full–fledged dating advice book that explores his most asked about themes. Trying to figure out if friends with benefits is worth it? Unsure if he’s really into you? Can’t decide if you and your partner are in a rough patch or at the end of the relationship? Thinking about moving in together? Filled with stories and one–liners you’ll be texting your friends, Viall is here with all the answers and more. Nick Viall is a Los Angeles–based entertainment personality and entrepreneur who is best known for starring in the 21st season of ABC's The Bachelor after participating in three prior seasons of the franchise. Since then, Viall has built a name for himself as a contemporary and very opinionated dating advice guru, in addition to working as a TV actor, with roles on shows such as Insecure, Teachers, Speechless, and Family Guy. In 2019 his podcast The Viall Files was listed by iTunes and the Associated Press as one of the most popular podcasts. He lives in Los Angeles.

* 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER SELF-HELP, POP CULTURE, PSYCHOLOGY ISBN 978-1-4197-5549-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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My Hygge Home

HOW TO MAKE HOME YOUR HAPPY PLACE BY MEIK WIKING

An inspiring new book from the bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge about how to use space, light, and Danish design to transform your home to fit your needs

SELLING POINTS HAPPINESS EXPERT: Meik Wiking is the founder and CEO of the world's first Happiness Research Institute and now also runs the Museum of Happiness in Copenhagen, Denmark. BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Meik is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of three books, which have sold over 2 million copies globally and in 39 territories worldwide. This will be his fourth book. TIMELY TOPIC: Our homes are more important than ever, with so many of us working from home, and this book makes it possible for us to work, play, connect and live a happy life in our own space, no matter what size.

Now more than ever before, our homes need to be a place of comfort, a place to feel safe when we shut the door. Our homes are where we can truly be ourselves, unwind, and create special memories with our family and friends. Inspired by Danish design and traditions, this beautiful new book from Meik Wiking shows us how to turn our home into a cozy sanctuary and live a bit like the happiest people in the world—the Danes. Hygge (pronounced hoo–ga) is the art of surrounding yourself in comfort and is at the core of Danish culture in creating a happy space. With simple tips based on new research from The Happiness Institute in Copenhagen, this book reveals what makes a happy home: including the difference between space and size, the importance of lighting, and how to foster better connections with our loved ones. No matter how much space you have or what your budget is, Meik explains how you can use color, light, and space to create your happy place and celebrate coziness the Danish way. Meik Wiking is a happiness researcher and founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2013, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author whose three globally bestselling books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide: The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Lykke, and The Art of Making Memories. He has been called The Indiana Jones of Smiles and probably the World's Happiest Man by The Times.

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PRACTICAL AND RESEARCH– BASED: Filled with interesting case studies and years of research that are put into simple, practical tips for creating a happy space; also includes tips on how to make small spaces feel more spacious and how to bring more light into your home.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER HOUSE & HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-6637-4 US $27.99

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Reading the Stars

ASTROLOGY FOR BOOK LOVERS BY BOOK RIOT

An original and entertaining mashup of literature and astrology for book lovers and star watchers alike

SELLING POINTS ON–TREND TOPIC: Astrology has taken the marketplace by storm in years past, with books pairing the practice with everything from cocktails to cooking. This will be the first book to view the trend through a literary lens. SIZABLE FAN BASE: Boo Riot has an unparalleled reach into the online reading community, with four million monthly page views, 400,000 monthly podcast downloads, and a combined social following of 1.3 million. BOOK RIOT SUPPORT: As with past titles, Book Riot will provide marketing and publicity support, with specific campaigns geared toward preorders and post– launch sales.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color images * 160 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER Astrology continues to be a popular trend—people are looking to the stars, the moon, and the sun for guidance, for relationship advice, even for cocktail recipes. Book Riot offers a new take on reading your sign, aimed appropriately at book lovers. Reading the Stars is where your favorite books, authors, and characters meet astrology, answering key questions: What should you read based on your sign? Do you and your favorite fictional characters share the same sign? What about authors? And what does that mean for you? You’ll gain more insight into your own personal life and your favorite books with this in–depth guide. Reading the Stars opens with an introduction to astrology, teaching you how to read your sign, what your rising sign is, and more. Then it takes that information a step further, allowing you to learn even more about yourself in a new way. Let’s say you’re a Sagittarius—optimistic, friendly, and curious—what book should you read? What author also shares your sign and speaks to those traits? What protagonist embarks on a journey that tempts you to join them? Or maybe it's a tale that features your astrological soulmate, an Aries, whose vibe complements your own. Open up a whole new world of astrology with this literary exploration! Book Riot is an independent community for book lovers with a significant following in North America, the UK, and Australia. Book Riot provides news, reviews, commentary, and advice for readers through many channels, including its website, podcasts, newsletters, social media, and more.

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Cats Rule the Earth Tarot

78-CARD DECK AND GUIDEBOOK FOR THE FELINE-OBSESSED BY CATHERINE DAVIDSON, ILLUSTRATED BY THIAGO CORRÊA

This 78–card tarot deck and guidebook is cat themed, combining ancient mysticism with feline illustrations

SELLING POINTS TAROT CRAZE: Tarot is the new favorite pastime and tarot decks are the new go–to gift. Our last tarot deck Antique Anatomy Tarot Kit from Quarto has sold more than 57,000 copies. IRRESISTIBLE GIFT: By targeting both animal lovers and tarot enthusiasts, this quirky cat– themed set will be the perfect gift for a broad audience. PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS: This deck and guidebook are both aimed at beginner tarot readers, so it is easy to master and to use as a tool for self–care, personal growth, or divining the future!

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 80 pages * Boxed Set PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER SELF-HELP, INSPIRATION, PETS ISBN 978-1-4197-6606-0 This tarot deck and guidebook set is ideal for anyone seeking the knowledge and skills needed to learn the ancient art of tarot. Offering a fun clever take on the usual tarot deck, Cats Rule the Earth Tarot creatively reinvents the traditional cards with modern, quirky cat illustrations. Cats Rule the Earth Tarot goes deeper than simply presenting the meaning of each card—it equips the reader with a historical understanding of tarot, how to interpret and apply each card drawn and methods of conducting readings for yourself, friends, or family. From welcoming new beginnings with the Ace of Cups to facing a new guiding presence in your life with the Hierophant, each card you draw holds the power to reveal hidden truths and guide you through the unexpected events of daily life.

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Catherine Davidson has been reading tarot for 20 years and believes that tarot is a tool that anyone can use to enhance their intuition and shape their future. Catherine is an established author who has written widely on spiritual practices, including meditation, mindfulness, and dreamwork. Cats Rule the Earth Tarot combines Catherine’s interest in divination with her love of felines. Thiago Correa is a Brazilian visual artist and illustrator. You can learn more about Thiago and join his almost 10,000 followers on Instagram (@thiagocmart) where he regularly posts pictures of his art.

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There Are No Coincidences A MANIFESTATION DECK & GUIDEBOOK BY ALIZA KELLY

A wildly imaginative manifestation deck and guidebook that illuminates life’s innate possibilities

SELLING POINTS MARKETING AND PUBLICITY OPPORTUNITIES: Kelly has been covered in such outlets as the New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and New York magazine, among others, and she is a recurring guest on The Drew Barrymore Show. AUTHOR PLATFORM: Kelly has a new show in production with Amazon Prime, is the astrology writer for Cosmopolitan, and has her own podcast, Stars Like Us. She also boasts 100,000 followers across Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. ON–TREND SUBJECT: Mysticism is a $2.2 billion–per–year industry that has become more and more mainstream in recent years. Tarot kits, crystals, and astrology books have seen significant increases in visibility. This book capitalizes on that trend, while giving readers a new way to interact with and interpret traditional deck readings.

What does it mean when you see 11:11 or when a hummingbird flutters by your window? How do you interpret an unexpected text from an ex or accidentally missing your flight? Or that wild chance encounter that has the potential to change your life forever? In the world of modern mysticism, one thing is certain: There are no coincidences. As a celebrity astrologer, author, and media personality, Aliza Kelly has worked with thousands of individuals and witnessed countless magical experiences. Every single day she receives dozens of messages from strangers asking for help with interpreting signs, symbols, or synchronicities. Identifying the meaning behind these powerful, enchanted encounters has become a huge part of the mysticism community. There Are No Coincidences is a 44–card deck and guidebook designed to illuminate limitless possibilities, evoking alignment, presence, gratitude, and daily affirmation. Broken into four categories—As Above, So Below, The Tests, and The Magick—Kelly walks readers through various daily encounters and experiences that hold hidden universal meanings. With instructions that detail the different ways to use, read, and interpret the cards, There Are No Coincidences is the perfect resource for astrology enthusiasts, modern mystics, and TikTok witches alike.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 80 pages * Boxed Set PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-6475-2 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

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Aliza Kelly is a celebrity astrologer, author, and media personality. She pens horoscopes and columns for Cosmopolitan magazine and hosts the weekly podcast Stars Like Us. She lives in New York.

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Do It Today

AN ENCOURAGEMENT JOURNAL BY KARA CUTRUZZULA

A guided encouragement journal for anyone in search of creative motivation––why start tomorrow when you can start today?

RIGHTS: North America SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL TRACK: Do It For Yourself has sold more than 40,000 copies over four printings since September 2020. In this follow–up, Cutruzzula sets her talents toward creative motivation and a call to action for starting now––with the same wisdom and thoughtful encouragement that made her first journal such a success. TERRIFIC AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR PAIRING: Cutruzzula is a master of crafting productivity prompts that are practical, easy to complete, and accessible to all. Graphic designer Tyler Spangler (312,000 Instagram followers) offers bold, vibrant, and pop–y illustrations with inspirational quotes throughout.

Do It Today is a guided encouragement journal for anyone in search of creative motivation. This is a journal for people who make things (or want to). People who have dreams (or want to find some). People who are seeking motivation in their daily lives (or want to shake up their routines and discover something new). We want to live fuller lives. We want to feel alive and as though we’re spending our time on the people, commitments, tasks, and work that matter most to us. Now is a crucial time for this message of reinvention and possibility. Call it motivation, inspiration, encouragement, or a gentle kick in the pants, but with its mix of storytelling and service, Do It Today will act as an urgent reminder that new possibilities are open for everyone—and together we can map out a way to find them. Do It Today is a generous, empathetic, and accessible guide combining short essays, prompts, and open–ended questions that will inspire action, and is inventively designed to give the reader space to dream and plan. You will read, feel motivated, then put down this book and move. Why start tomorrow when you can start today? Kara Cutruzzula is a writer, editor, playwright, and musical theater lyricist. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, TED Ideas, and TIME. Brass Ring Daily, her newsletter about work and creativity, has been featured in Lifehacker, Inc., and Vanity Fair, which called it “a life coach in your inbox.” Her journal Do It For Yourself: A Motivational Journal was published by Abrams in 2020. Visit her at karacutruzzula.com or @karacut. Tyler Spangler is a freelance graphic designer. He is a psychology graduate and an art school dropout. He ran a punk venue for 13 shows until it got shut down. Visit him at tylerspangler.com or @tyler_spangler.

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EMERGING TREND: This is the perfect gift for anyone who has found their normal lives upended by the events of 2020 and beyond. Within, readers will find strategies for regrouping, refocusing, trying, failing, and walking down the often–winding path toward success and creative fulfillment.

SPECIFICATIONS * 60 color images * 144 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * PB-Flexibound PUB MONTH: OCTOBER GUIDED JOURNAL, SELFHELP, CREATIVITY ISBN 978-1-4197-6402-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

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Nine Golden Months

THE ESSENTIAL ART OF NURTURING THE MOTHER-TO-BE BY HENG OU, AMELY GREEVEN, AND MARISA BELGER

The bestselling authors of the First Forty Days encourage mothers–to–be to care for themselves—and not just their babies—during pregnancy

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHORS: Heng Ou, Marisa Belger, and Amely Greeven are the authors of The First Forty Days, the bestselling book on postpartum self–care. THIRD BOOK IN A GROUNDBREAKING SERIES: This book completes the triad that began with The First Forty Days and continued with Awakening Fertility by bringing the authors’ trademark blend of intimate advice, recipes, and wisdom to the (approximately) forty weeks of carrying and then birthing a child. COMFORT FOR AN ANXIOUS TIME: In a world that doesn’t slow down enough to acknowledge and honor the significance of pregnancy and birth, this book focuses on the importance and magnitude of the journey.

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm There is so much noise surrounding pregnancy and birth. There are countless books teeming with information—what test does what, the “rights” and “wrongs” of eating, and “safe” or “risky” lifestyle choices—but few that hold a woman through the experience, acting as an elder sister, a matriarch, or a circle of women might hold her—with compassion, nonjudgment, and, most of all, wisdom. To the authors of Nine Golden Months, this is exactly what’s needed now, in an era of high–speed living, endless demands, and more than a little anxiety and fear. A woman needs to feel connected to others, rooted in the knowledge that many have done this before her, and calmed and fortified by time– honored practices that nourish her body, soothe her mind, and hold up her spirit. The (still–growing) success of The First Forty Days showed that women are longing to experience the deeper aspects of becoming a mother. Nine Golden Months shares timeless guidance from the authors’ extraordinary circle of practitioners, guides, and wisdom–keepers specializing in prenatal care; it draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, and features rituals and self–sourced wisdom, so that it addresses all aspects of a woman’s pregnancy experience: emotional, mental, physiological, and spiritual. Heng Ou is the founder of MotherBees, a food and lifestyle company supporting women through every stage of motherhood. Amely Greeven is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Clean. Marisa Belger is a writer and editor specializing in women’s wellness and self–improvement.

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Plant Coach

THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CARING FOR PLANTS AND THE PLANET BY NICK CUTSUMPAS

Urban gardener, plantrepreneur, and Netflix star "Farmer Nick" Nick Cutsumpas combines sustainability, science, and philosophy to coach new plant owners on how to find the right houseplants for their space and help them thrive

SELLING POINTS AUTHOR PLATFORM: Cutsumpas’s platform exploded after he appeared on the Netflix reality competition show The Big Flower Fight, growing to 128,000 followers on Instagram (@FarmerNick) and 95,000 followers on TikTok. Cutsumpas also has clients on both the east and west coasts, and he boasts connections with local plant stores, markets, and botanical gardens in New York and California. NETFLIX STAR: Cutsumpas will be featured on a forthcoming Netflix Original home renovation show as a plant and gardening expert, airing in spring/summer 2022. STRONG CATEGORY: Books on houseplants are strong sellers, including Abrams’ titleThe New Plant Parent by Darryl Cheng. SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED: Continuing the message of sustainability in Plant Coach, the book will be printed in an environmentally friendly manner, using FSC–certified materials.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm Despite the abundance of resources on caring for houseplants, many people continue to struggle with their plant care or don’t even know where to begin on the journey to plant parenthood. An increasing number of young urbanites are filling their apartments with plants only to realize that they don't know what it takes to care for them long term. That’s because knowledge isn’t enough, and most people need a shift in plant perspective before they can start changing their behavior—houseplants are nature, not just furniture. This is why most people need a coach, someone to encourage them, give them the right game plan, and help them achieve their houseplant potential. Enter Nick Cutsumpas—plant coach, urban gardener, and Netflix personality—whose mission is to give people the knowledge and confidence they need to create their own green spaces. Plant Coach is his comprehensive guide for the everyday plant owner who wants to alleviate the stress of plant ownership while doing the best for their plants and the planet. Cutsumpas reframes what it means to be a plant parent by viewing the home as an ecosystem, introducing unconventional and sustainable plant tactics that go beyond the basic requirements of water and sunlight. Just as he does for his clients, Cutsumpas shares project ideas and coaches new plant owners on how to select and care for plants that are right for their space and lifestyle with deep insight and lighthearted fun. At the same time, he inspires readers to care for the planet, using houseplants as a stepping stone toward sustainability and environmental action. Nick Cutsumpas is a full–time plant coach, urban farmer, and landscaper with clients in New York and Los Angeles. He has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Business Insider, Washington Post, Food Network, Goop, and the New York Post. He also appeared on the Netflix Original series The Big Flower Fight. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Music Is History BY QUESTLOVE WITH BEN GREENMAN

New York Times bestselling Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years—now in paperback

SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Questlove has an impressive online presence, with two million Instagram followers and 3.4 million Twitter followers. POWERHOUSE AUTHOR: Questlove is one of the most respected voices in the music industry, and his knowledge of music and list of connections is unmatched. Music Is History is sure to get a lot of media attention because he is a music icon speaking to the most iconic music in history. SOLID TRACK RECORD: Music Is History hit the New York Times bestseller list, selling more than 40,000 copies to date.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5.875" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8.25" - 229mm

Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapes, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly–line approach to Black genius. And these critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. A history of the last half–century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America. Questlove is an American drummer, DJ, producer, designer, culinary entrepreneur, music educator, and bestselling author of Music Is History (Abrams, 2021), Mixtape Potluck Cookbook (Abrams, 2019), Creative Quest (Ecco Press, 2018), and Mo' Meta Blues (Grand Central, 2013), among other titles. He is also the cofounder of The Roots and the bandleader for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He lives in New York.

* Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MUSIC, POP CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5883-6 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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From Bravo Company • By Ben Kesling


RIGHTS: World/English

Bravo Company

AN AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENT AND ITS AFTERMATH BY BEN KESLING

A timely, powerful, and sweeping portrait of a company of men who went to war in Afghanistan, their troubled deployment, and their lives in the decade since returning home

SELLING POINTS EXPERT AUTHOR: Kesling is a Marine Corps infantry veteran with combat deployments to Iraq during the surge and later as a foreign–military advisor in Afghanistan. He studied journalism at Northwestern and has been a reporter at the Wall Street Journal since 2012, covering the Pentagon, Congress, and the VA. TIMELY STORY: Afghanistan is in the news again, and the aftermath of the war, the veteran crisis, PTSD, and mental health issues will stay hot topics through publication, including around the 20th anniversary of the War in Iraq, where Kesling served. A NEW ANGLE: The lives of soldiers and veterans have been written about to much interest, and this book explores a new approach by the VA and a nonprofit to solve a crisis in vets.

SPECIFICATIONS * 368 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm Ten years ago, the 100 soldiers of Bravo Company, a combat–hardened parachute infantry regiment, deployed to Afghanistan for a nine–month tour in Kandahar’s notorious Arghandab Valley. During the deployment, three soldiers were killed in action, and a dozen more lost limbs. By the time they went home, an astonishing half of the company had Purple Hearts. But Bravo Company’s story didn’t end when they came home. In the ten years since, two of their members have died by suicide, more than a dozen others have tried, and others admit they’ve considered it. Bravo Company’s traumatic tour and high suicide rate led to its veterans being declared by the Veterans Administration to be at “extraordinary risk” of succumbing to addiction, isolation, and suicide. As a result, the men were chosen as test subjects for a new approach to suicide prevention, focusing less on isolated individuals and more on the group. In Bravo Company, journalist and veteran Ben Kesling tells the story of war and its aftermath through this one representative unit and its men. Written with an insider’s eye and ear, and drawing on extensive interviews and original reporting, Bravo Company follows the men from their initial enlistment, training, and deployment through what has happened in the decade since; as some returned to combat, others moved on with their lives, while others struggled to. And it will chronicle the extraordinary public and private efforts to fix what’s broken, find peace, and build a future.

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Ben Kesling is a Midwest correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, where he focuses on domestic security and veterans issues. Kesling has a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and previously served as a Marine Corps infantry officer in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also a two–day Jeopardy! champion. He lives in Chicago with his wife and kids.

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Choosing Family

A MEMOIR OF QUEER MOTHERHOOD AND BLACK RESISTANCE BY FRANCESCA ROYSTER

A brilliant literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago’s North and South Sides

SELLING POINTS FILLS A GAP IN THE MARKET: There is a dearth of memoirs about motherhood written by Black women; Black queer motherhood memoirs are virtually nonexistent. This book is an opportunity to bridge that gap, and Royster is a powerful writer whose motherhood journey will resonate with many readers who do not see themselves represented. AUTHOR CONNECTIONS: The author has a burgeoning network of writers who she will call upon to help with promotion, including Salamishah Tillet, Cheryl L. West, Haki Madhubuti, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Miles Harvey, and more. INTERSECTIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY: Choosing Family combines a powerful personal narrative with queer theory and criticism to discuss adoption and parenthood from a Black, queer, and feminist perspective.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages As a multiracial household in Chicago’s North Side community of Rogers Park, race is at the core of Francesca Royster and her family's world, influencing everyday acts of parenting and the conception of what family truly means. Like Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, this lyrical and affecting memoir focuses on a unit of three: the author; her wife Annie, who's white; and Cecilia, the Black daughter they adopt as a couple in their forties and fifties. Choosing Family chronicles this journey to motherhood while examining the messiness and complexity of adoption and parenthood from a Black, queer, and feminist perspective. Royster also explores her memories of the matriarchs of her childhood and the homes these women created in Chicago’s South Side—itself a dynamic character in the memoir—where “family” was fluid, inclusive, and not necessarily defined by marriage or other socially recognized contracts. Calling upon the work of some of her favorite queer thinkers, including José Esteban Muñoz and Audre Lorde, Royster interweaves her experiences and memories with queer and gender theory to argue that many Black families, certainly her own, have historically had a “queer” attitude toward family: configurations that sit outside the white normative experience and are the richer for their flexibility and generosity of spirit. A powerful, genre–bending memoir of family, identity, and acceptance, Choosing Family, ultimately, is about joy—about claiming the joy that society did not intend to assign to you, or to those like you. Francesca Royster is a native of Chicago’s South Side and a professor of English literature at DePaul University in Chicago, where she teaches classes on African American literature and culture, Shakespeare, and gender and queer theory. She is the author of two academic books, Becoming Cleopatra: The Shifting Image of an Icon and Sounding Like a No–No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post–Soul Era. She received her PhD in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Literati, and Feminist Studies, among others. She lives in Chicago.

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This Is Our City FOUR TEAMS, TWELVE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND HOW BOSTON BECAME THE MOST DOMINANT SPORTS CITY IN THE WORLD BY TONY MASSAROTTI

A celebration of the last two decades of sports success in Boston from the co–host of the #1 sports radio show in New England

SELLING POINTS BIG VOICE IN THE KEY MARKET: Massarotti is the co– host of Felger & Mazz, the #1 sports radio show in New England, whose listeners are the prime audience for this book. He was a firsthand witness to this whole era and speaks directly to the core readership. REGIONAL DOMINANCE: Boston sports fans have been spoiled with 12 championships, and while there have been books on individual teams, nothing else has chronicled this extraordinary era. POPULAR PERSONALITIES: Boston sports icons such as Tom Brady, David Ortiz, Kevin Garnett, Milan Lucic, and others have immense appeal in both the Boston sports market and across their entire leagues.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER Boston is a unique sports city. Unlike New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago, New Englanders’ loyalties are not divided among competing franchises; in the four major American sports, the city has one team each: the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins, and the Patriots. And, as any Boston fan will tell you, that loyalty runs deep. Sports just seem to mean more in New England. Over the last 20 years, those fans have been blessed with an extraordinary run of success, including 12 championships, six runners–up, and many more years of heated contention. In the 21st century, Boston became Titletown. According to Tony Massarotti, longtime Boston sports columnist and host of the #1 sports radio show in New England for the past 10 years, this is not a coincidence. Massarotti’s This Is Our City paints a portrait of the last 20 years in Boston sports, showing how one team’s success has led to the next—how they have fed off each other, tried to one– up one another, and have supported each other. This is an account of an era where successes and failures stitched together the region, all playing out against major events such as 9/11 and the devastating Boston Marathon—which led to a memorably profane speech by David Ortiz, who declared, “This is our f@#king city!” Massarotti’s This Is Our City is a valentine to Boston sports and will be loved by those fans, wherever they now live. As the co–host of Felger & Mazz, the #1 sports radio show in New England with millions of listeners, Boston– based Tony Massarotti has direct dialogue with fans and potential book buyers five hours a day, five days a week. He is enormously well–connected and a huge draw for fans. And he can write. He is, of course, well–known nationally having been a go–to person on the Red Sox during their run during this time.

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Net Gains

INSIDE THE BEAUTIFUL GAME’S ANALYTICS REVOLUTION BY RYAN O'HANLON

An in–depth examination of the rise of analytics in soccer and the wild experiments unfolding around the world in the beautiful game

SELLING POINTS CONNECTED AUTHOR: O’Hanlon is a staff writer for ESPN, has a strong personal platform on social media, and has ties to the Ringer, GQ, FiveThirtyEight, and Shea Serrano. WORLD CUP TIMING: Publication will coincide with the hype train leading up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off in November 2022 and goes through December. MONEYBALL FOR SOCCER: O’Hanlon offers a groundbreaking, character–rich narrative of how soccer clubs around the world have adopted the analytics revolution that first swept baseball. GLOBAL REACH: Interviews with managers, coaches, and scouts from teams in the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, and the MLS, as well as multiple national teams give the book international appeal.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm Net Gains: Inside the Beautiful Game’s Analytics Revolution takes readers on a tour across the world and throughout soccer history, introducing the many people who have attempted to shine a light onto and innovate a sport that, in many ways, is still stuck in the Dark Ages. This deep dive into the rise of analytics in soccer—a sport where tradition reigns supreme—shows how revolutionary tactics and underexplored metrics are breaking the beautiful game wide open. By exploring how massive institutions built on billions of dollars can function for so long without any kind of introspection—and what happens when people from the outside attempt to question the status quo—author Ryan O'Hanlon, staff writer at ESPN, shows how time and again experts, managers, coaches, players, and fans feel they know the best approach for any given team or player, and yet get undermined by the complexity of the game—and human behavior. To tell this globe–trekking story, O'Hanlon takes readers inside the front offices and analytics departments of the top professional leagues’ most cutting–edge clubs and profiles a misfit cast of number–crunchers, behavioral economists, tech insiders, and managers all working to move beyond the philosophical side of soccer and uncover the hard truths behind possession, goals, and developing talent. Ryan O'Hanlon is a staff writer at ESPN and host of the podcast "Infinite Football." He has contributed to FiveThirtyEight, the New York Times, and GQ, among other publications. His twice–weekly newsletter, No Grass in the Clouds, examines the unknown, analytical side of soccer. He previously served as a senior editor at the Ringer.

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Doom Guy

LIFE IN FIRST PERSON BY JOHN ROMERO

The inspiring, long–awaited autobiography of video game designer and DOOM cocreator John Romero

DEDICATED FOLLOWING: Romero has legions of fans that flock to him for signings at cons across the world. He boasts a healthy 135,000 Twitter followers—with whom he has incredibly high engagement—and more than one million gamers have downloaded his latest DOOM mod, SIGIL. NEVER–BEFORE–TOLD STORIES: Sharing rare insights into his childhood, the early days of iD’s founding, and the creation of DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein 3D, Romero will reveal, in his own words, the true story of the rock–star era of nineties video game development. MAJOR LEGACY: Romero is the cocreator of DOOM, one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, and is credited with creating gaming’s most popular genre, the first– person shooter. He is a true innovator who has pushed the boundaries of gaming for decades and has continued to do so at his own studio, Romero Games.

DOOM Guy: Life in First Person is the long–awaited autobiography of John Romero, gaming’s original rock star and the cocreator of DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein—some of the most recognizable and important titles in video game history. Credited with the invention of the first–person shooter, a genre that continues to dominate the market today, he is gaming royalty. Told in remarkable detail, a byproduct of his hyperthymesia, Romero recounts his storied career—from his early days submitting Apple II code to computer magazines and sneaking computers out of the back door of his day job to do programming projects at night in his garage to a high–profile falling out with his id Software cofounder John Carmack, as well as his continued role in the gaming industry today as the managing director of Romero Games Ltd. His story is truly one of a self–made man, founding multiple companies after a childhood filled with violence and abuse drove him to video game design, where he could create new worlds and places to escape to. An alcoholic father, a racist grandfather who did not approve of Romero’s parents’ mixed–race coupling, and a grandmother who once ran a brothel in Mexico combine for an illuminating story his youth—a story that has never before been revealed. After years in the gaming spotlight, Romero is now telling his story—THE WHOLE STORY—in his own words. Computer and video game legend John Romero has designed and published more than 130 games since his first sale at the age of sixteen. A teenage programming prodigy, his major achievements include coinventing a series of revolutionary computer games–DOOM, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, and Commander Keen–that launched the industry's most popular genre, the first–person shooter. He lives in Galway, Ireland.

MEDIA INTEREST: Romero’s platform will continue to grow with the arrival of the soon–to– be released TV adaptation of Masters of DOOM. Eduardo Franco (American Vandal, Booksmart) will play Romero on the USA series produced by actor–brothers James and David Franco.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY BIOGRAPHY, COMPUTERS, GAMES, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING ISBN 978-1-4197-5811-9 US $27.00 CAN $34.00 UK £20.00

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Sound Within Sound

RADICAL COMPOSERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BY KATE MOLLESON

An alternative history of 20th–century composers—nearly all of them women or composers of color—by a leading international music critic

SELLING POINTS TRENDING TOPIC: Readers are hungry for more revisionist histories that show the talented, fascinating figures left out of traditional narratives. Sound Within Sound is Hidden Figures meets Alex Ross’s bestselling book on 20th–century composition, The Rest is Noise. SOLID READERSHIP: Books on classical music and classical composers have always had a consistent audience, and this is written to draw in a wider readership as well. EXPERT AUTHOR: Molleson was a classical music critic for the Guardian for seven years and deputy editor of Opera magazine. She currently hosts BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show and Music Matters.

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 black-and-white photographs * 320 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER Think of a composer right now. Was it a white man? Perhaps in old–fashioned clothing and wild hair? The music history we're told is one dominated by men, and even then, only a select few enter the zeitgeist. This conventional history perpetuates the myth of “great works” created by “genius” artists. Men who enjoyed institutional privilege during their lifetimes and have since been enshrined by an industry of publishers and record labels. But just because we haven’t heard of spectacular female composers, doesn’t mean they weren’t creating music all the same. Profiling a dozen pioneering 20th–century composers—including American modernist Ruth Crawford Seeger (mother of Pete and Peggy Seeger), French electronic artist Eliane Radigue, Soviet visionary Galina Ustvolskaya, and Ethiopian pianist Emahoy Tsegué–Maryam Guebrou—acclaimed journalist and BBC broadcaster Kate Molleson reexamines the canon while bringing to life largely forgotten sonic revolutionaries whose dramatic lives and bursts of creativity played out against a backdrop of seismic geopolitical and social change. These composers, working at a remove from London, Paris, Vienna, and New York, were sidelined and ignored for systemic, structural reasons. This is a landmark alternative history of 20th–century composers; a radical, new, and truly global work of revisionist history. It is a campaigning book that challenges the status quo while introducing you to a world of groundbreaking music.

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Kate Molleson is a journalist and broadcaster and one of the UK’s leading commentators on contemporary classical music. She was a classical music critic for the Guardian for seven years and deputy editor of Opera magazine. She currently presents BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show and Music Matters. She has presented documentaries for BBC4 and BBC World Service, and she teaches music journalism at the Darmstadt and Dartington international summer schools. Molleson grew up in various parts of Scotland and the far north of Canada, and studied clarinet performance at McGill University in Montreal and musicology at King’s College London, where she researched the operas of Ezra Pound. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Over My Dead Body

UNEARTHING THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA’S CEMETERIES BY GREG MELVILLE

A lively tour through the history of US cemeteries that explores how, where, and why we bury our dead

SELLING POINTS READERSHIP: Since Mary Roach’s Stiff, which has sold close to one million copies since 2003, books that tackle death in smart and quirky ways have seen considerable success. However, no one has tackled cemeteries, places that are a part of all our communities and our lives. EXCELLENT AUTHOR: Melville is a deft and funny writer, covering a wide range of topics—from the introduction of embalming to the history of racially segregated cemeteries. Melville’s journey spans coast to coast, and the wide–ranging topics and locales should make this book a natural fit for national and regional public radio and print coverage.

The summer before his senior year in college, Greg Melville worked at the cemetery in his hometown, and thanks to hour upon hour of pushing a mower over the grassy acres, he came to realize what a rich story the place told of his town and its history. Thus was born Melville’s lifelong curiosity with how, where, and why we bury and commemorate our dead. Melville’s Over My Dead Body is a lively (pun intended) and wide–ranging history of cemeteries, places that have mirrored the passing eras in history but have also shaped it. Cemeteries have given birth to landscape architecture and famous parks, as well as influenced architectural styles. They’ve inspired and motivated some of our greatest poets and authors—Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson. They’ve been used as political tools to shift the country’s discourse and as important symbols of the United States’ ambition and reach. But they are changing and fading. Embalming and burial is incredibly toxic, and while cremations have just recently surpassed burials in popularity, they’re not great for the environment either. Over My Dead Body explores everything— history, sustainability, land use, and more—and what it really means to memorialize. Greg Melville has worked as an outdoor journalist and a former editor at Men’s Journal and Hearst magazines. He has strong connections with magazines and newspapers, and his writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Health, and the Boston Globe Magazine. His work was also listed in The Best American Sportswriting 2017. He is a decorated veteran who served in Afghanistan and is in the Navy Reserve, where he is a public affairs officer, with the rank of lieutenant commander. He has taught English and writing at the United States Naval Academy, where he was given the school’s Instructor of the Year Award in 2019, and journalism at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He lives with his wife and two kids in Delaware.

CEMETERIES AS HISTORY: Melville centers cemeteries within a larger cultural history: He notes how cemeteries acted as our first city parks and art galleries, some of our earliest conservation projects, symbols for expressions of religious freedom, and the creation of suburban subdivisions, among other reasons. Melville also looks at cemeteries standing as historical records to key US events, including the Civil War, Chinese Americans building the American West, the creation of Central Park, and the birth of the modern death industrial complex.

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 black-and-white photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER HISTORY, NONFICTION, TRAVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5485-2 US $26.00 CAN $33.00

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Sweet Land of Liberty A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN 11 PIES BY ROSSI ANASTOPOULO

A delicious and delightful narrative history of pie in America, from the colonial era through the civil rights movement and beyond

SELLING POINTS INCLUDES RECIPES: Historic pie recipes conclude each chapter of Sweet Land of Liberty, allowing readers to bake through 400 years of history. HOLIDAY GIFT POTENTIAL: With a gifty package timed to publish ahead of Thanksgiving, Sweet Land of Liberty will make a perfect holiday gift for pie bakers (and eaters). STRONG CATEGORY: Pie books tend to be strong sellers in the food and drink category, and we expect the excitement and sales potential will cross into the narrative format as well AUTHOR PLATFORM: Anastopoulo is very well– connected within the food scene through her job in culinary PR as a blog editor for King Arthur Baking Company, both in Los Angeles, where she’s based, and in the South; she’s originally from Charleston, where her family still lives, and she’s written for Garden & Gun and has connections with the editors at Gravy.

From the pumpkin pie gracing the Thanksgiving table to the apple pie at the Fourth of July picnic, nearly every American shares a certain nostalgia for a simple circle of crust and filling. But America’s history with pie has not always been so sweet. After all, it was a slice of cherry pie at the Woolworth’s lunch counter on a cool February afternoon that helped to spark the Greensboro sit–ins and ignited a wave of anti–segregation protests across the South during the civil rights movement. Molasses pie, meanwhile, captures the legacies of racial trauma and oppression passed down from America's history of slavery, and Jell–O pie exemplifies the pressures and contradictions of gender roles in an evolving modern society. We all know the warm comfort of the so–called “All–American” apple pie . . . but just how did pie become the symbol of a nation? In Sweet Land of Liberty: A History of America in 11 Pies, food writer Rossi Anastopoulo cracks open our relationship to pie with wit and good humor. For centuries, pie has been a malleable icon, co–opted for new social and political purposes. Here, Anastopoulo traces the pies woven into our history, following the evolution of our country across centuries of innovation and change. With corresponding recipes for each chapter and sidebars of quirky facts throughout, Sweet Land of Liberty is an entertaining, informative, and utterly charming food history for bakers, dessert lovers, and history aficionados alike. Ultimately, the story of pie is the story of America itself, and it’s time to dig in. Rossi Anastopoulo is an award–winning writer whose work has appeared in TASTE, Saveur, Food52, Bon Appetit, and Eaten Magazine. In 2019 she was the recipient of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award for Narrative Food Writing for her piece on the bean pie and the Nation of Islam. She works as the blog editor for King Arthur Baking Company and is based in Los Angeles.

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The Oldest Cure in the World

ADVENTURES IN THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FASTING BY STEVE HENDRICKS

A journalist takes readers into the science and history of intermittent fasting, an ancient practice in the middle of a red–hot resurgence, exploring the body’s power to heal itself

SELLING POINTS HOT SUBJECT: Intermittent fasting is one of the hottest subjects in health and diet these days, and this is a definitive book that is rich in history, science, and personal stories. GREAT VOICE: In the tradition of Mary Roach and Michael Pollan, Hendricks mixes smart science with personal experience, all told in an engaging voice. EXPERIENCED AUTHOR: Hendricks has written for many leading publications and is the author of two previous well– reviewed books on serious subjects. CONVINCING CASE: You’ll never look at what (and when) you eat the same way again.

SPECIFICATIONS * 448 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-4847-9 One in 10 American adults tried intermittent fasting last year, and they may be on to something. The latest research shows that fasting repairs cellular damage, improves the outcomes for chemotherapy patients, and helps with keeping a healthy weight—leading to fasting's resurgence in recent years. Journalist Steve Hendricks’s The Oldest Cure in the World tells the history of fasting—from the ancient world (Jesus treated an epileptic with fasting) to its rediscovery centuries later, thanks in part to a heartbroken doctor who resolved to starve himself to death only to find renewed vigor and become a media celebrity in the process. Hendricks introduces us to the people who are reviving this long–lost remedy, including open–minded doctors who have explored and practiced fasting despite the medical establishment's resistance over the centuries and everyday people eager for a cure to what ails them. The Oldest Cure in the World is a smart, narrative look at a very hot topic, offering a fascinating look at the science behind the counterintuitive concept of going without food for our health, and chronicling the author’s own illuminating and entertaining forays into fasting. Steve Hendricks is a freelance reporter and the author of two previous books, A Kidnapping in Milan and The Unquiet Grave. He has written for Harpers, Slate, Salon, Outside, the Columbia Journalism Review, and The New Republic, among others. He was raised in Arkansas and Texas, educated at Yale, and lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, a law professor, and a teenage son.

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On Belonging

FINDING CONNECTION IN AN AGE OF ISOLATION BY KIM SAMUEL

An exploration of the power of belonging in an age of social isolation, drawing on lessons from innovative leaders, individuals, and organizations to show how we can create lives and communities centered on human connection

SELLING POINTS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER: Even before the pandemic, loneliness and social isolation were major problems, and they’ve only gotten worse. This book will show what belonging is, why it matters, and how innovators are fostering it around the world. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Samuel is a powerhouse, an international leader and philanthropist whose foundation supports this work. She is well– connected to experts and influential figures across many fields. MAJOR CAMPAIGN: Publication will coincide with a Global Symposium on Belonging, hosted by the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness. Samuel, recently named the first–ever Fulbright Ambassador for Inclusion and Social Connectedness, has been invited on a tour to universities and consulates under their auspices, and additional outside publicity will be part of the campaign.

What does it mean to belong? Today we’re at an inflection point. Stress, disconnection, and increasing environmental degradation have people yearning for more than just material progress, legal liberty, or political stability. We are yearning for deeper connection. We are longing to belong. In On Belonging, Kim Samuel explores our current crisis and maps out four dimensions of belonging: in our relationships with other people, in our rootedness in nature, in our ability to influence political and economic decision– making, and in our finding of meaning and purpose in our lives. An expert on the subject and an advocate with strong international ties, Samuel introduces readers to innovators around the world who are cultivating belonging. Whether it’s through sports, music, education, mental health, cultural traditions, or the environment, they are healing a rift and offer lessons in how every one of us can create a world where we feel at home. As an activist, professor, and social investor, Kim Samuel has been on the frontlines of today's movement for belonging. She is the founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, President of the Samuel Family Foundation, and an academic lecturer at institutions including Oxford, Harvard, and McGill universities. A pioneer in academic study and policy advocacy on issues of social isolation and belonging, Samuel combines research, writing, teaching, and direct programmatic work to support communities in overcoming diverse social, economic, and environmental challenges in the 21st century. She lives in Toronto.

HOT TOPIC: LinkedIn, Harvard University, Nordstrom, HubSpot, and a diverse group of companies and institutions have launched new executive roles with titles including director of “diversity, inclusion, and belonging” or VP of “global culture, belonging, and people growth.” Belonging is the topic of major industry conferences and political campaigns.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5303-9 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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Punishment Without Trial WHY PLEA BARGAINING IS A BAD DEAL BY CARISSA BYRNE HESSICK

From a prominent criminal law professor, a provocative and timely exploration of how plea bargaining prevents true criminal justice reform and how we can fix it— now in paperback

SELLING POINTS HOT TOPIC: Criminal justice reform is an incredibly popular political topic, and books such as The New Jim Crow, Charged, Are Prisons Obsolete?, and Make Change have cast a new, critical light on our criminal justice system. Punishment Without Trial has the potential to do the same. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Punishment Without Trial breaks new ground by analyzing an essential aspect of this broken system for the first time and proposing realistic solutions that can offer real reform. EXPERT AUTHOR: In addition to her outstanding academic and legal career, Hessick has written on the criminal justice system for the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Slate, the Atlantic, and numerous academic journals.

SPECIFICATIONS * 15 color images * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 152mm When Americans think of the criminal justice system, the image that comes to mind is a trial–a standard court-room scene with a defendant, attorneys, a judge, and most important, a jury. It's a fair assumption. The right to a trial by jury is enshrined in both the body of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It's supposed to be the foundation that undergirds our entire justice system. But in Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining Is a Bad Deal, University of North Carolina law professor Carissa Byrne Hessick shows that the popular conception of a jury trial couldn’t be further from reality. That bedrock constitutional right has all but disappeared thanks to the unstoppable march of plea bargaining, which began to take hold during Prohibition and has skyrocketed since 1971, when it was affirmed as constitutional by the Supreme Court. Nearly every aspect of our criminal justice system encourages defendants–whether they're innocent or guilty–to take a plea deal. Punishment Without Trial showcases how plea bargaining has undermined justice at every turn and across socioeconomic and racial divides. It forces the hand of lawyers, judges, and defendants, turning our legal system into a ruthlessly efficient mass incarceration machine that is dogging our jails and punishing citizens because it’s the path of least resistance. Professor Hessick makes the case against plea bargaining as she illustrates how it has damaged our justice system while presenting an innovative set of reforms for how we can fix it. An impassioned, urgent argument about the future of criminal justice reform, Punishment Without Trial will change the way you view the criminal justice system.

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Carissa Byrne Hessick is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she also serves as the director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project. Previously, she taught at the law schools of Arizona State, Harvard, and the University of Utah. Her work on the criminal justice system has been published by the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Slate, and numerous academic journals. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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SELLING POINTS

A MEMOIR

BY GENESIS P-ORRIDGE WITH TIM MOHR

A revealing and beautifully open memoir from pioneering industrial music artist, visual artist, and transgender icon Genesis P–Orridge—now in paperback Praise for Nonbinary “Genesis P–Orridge’s memoir Nonbinary. . . is most rich when they are describing their early years. . . . This was a complete rejection of lessons learned at their ultra–conservative, hyper–masculine English boarding school. But Genesis did not stop there.” ––Vice “An entertaining and thoughtful book about a remarkable life that consistently embraced transformation.” ––Kirkus Reviews “Part narrative, part philosophy, this outré memoir is a remarkable experience.” ––Booklist “A musician, writer, and visual and performance artist, Genesis P–Orridge’s first–person voice is theatrical yet accessible. . .” ––AV Club “P–Orridge never succumbed to despair in death, instead speaking triumphantly of good fortune in life. ‘Ideas ultimately win,’ s/he writes, leaving behind a legacy of new meaning.” ––Hyperallergic

In this groundbreaking book spanning decades of artistic risk–taking, the inventor of “industrial music,” founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and world–renowned fine artist with COUM Transmissions Genesis P–Orridge (1950–2020) takes us on a journey searching for identity and their true self. It is the story of a life of creation and destruction, where Genesis P–Orridge reveals their unwillingness to be stuck—stuck in one place, in one genre, or in one gender. Nonbinary is Genesis’s final work and is shared with hopes of being an inspiration to the newest generation of trailblazers and nonconformists. Nonbinary is the intimate story of Genesis’s life, weaving the narrative of their history in COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV. It also covers growing up in World War II’s fallout in Britain, contributing to the explosion of new music and radical art in the 1960s, and destroying visual and artistic norms throughout their entire life. In addition to being a captivating memoir of a singular artist and musician, Nonbinary is also an inside look at one of our most remarkable cultural lives that will be an inspiration to fans of industrial music, performance art, the occult, and a life in the arts.

FINAL WORK: P–Orridge finished work on Nonbinary shortly before their death in March 2020. CULT ICON: P–Orridge was at the forefront of visual and music movements since the 1960s. Their death was covered by the New York Times, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other prominent publications. GREAT STORIES: The book has incredibly rich stories about P–Orridge’s experiences with icons like William Burroughs and Ian Curtis, and is full of more of these never–before–heard stories.

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 black-and-white and color photographs * 368 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MEMOIR, LGBT INTEREST, MUSIC ISBN 978-1-4197-4977-3 US $18.00 CAN $22.00 UK £12.99

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Genesis Breyer P–orridge (1950–2020) was a legendary singer–songwriter, musician, writer, occultist, cultural engineer, and visual artist. P–Orridge rose to notoriety as the founder of the COUM Transmissions art collective, which operated in Britain from 1969 to 1976. P–Orridge cofounded and fronted the pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle and the experimental multi–media outfit Psychic TV, paralleled by P–Orridge’s cofounding of the communal network Temple Ov Psychick Youth. In 1996 P–Orridge and partner Lady Jaye embarked on the Pandrogyne Project, a living art concept that blended physical and psychological mediums, creating the unified “Breyer P–Orridge.” In recent years, P–Orridge performed with their spoken word project Thee Majesty, which in the past included such collaborators as William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Timothy Leary, Monte Cazazza, Aaron Dilloway, Merz–bow, Tony Conrad, and countless others. P–Orridge also continued performing sold–out shows all over the world with PTV3, an iteration of Psychic TV that spanned almost two decades. Over the past 50 years, P–Orridge’s artworks have been exhibited in hundreds of museums and galleries across the world, cementing P–Orridge’s prolific career of contributions to Fluxus, mail art, collage, sound poetry, and conceptual art. The archives of Genesis P–Orridge were acquired for the permanent collection of London’s Tate Britain in 2010.

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What's Good?

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A MEMOIR IN FOURTEEN INGREDIENTS BY PETER HOFFMAN

A culinary pioneer blends memoir with a joyful inquiry into the ingredients he uses and their origins—now in paperback Praise for What’s Good? “In What’s Good? Peter Hoffman has transformed his delicious, ethically sourced cooking into an inspiring book; I feel as though a friend has taken me by the hand and walked me through the market, sharing all the secrets of the harvest.” —Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse “What’s Good? is a passionate retracing of the tastes, textures, histories, and emotions that lie behind Savoy’s brilliance. Woven together as a gentle ramble and Proust–like with its exquisite attention to detail, Hoffman’s book is an ode to all seasons and a passionate call for a better way of bringing food to the table.” —Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish and American Catch “A splendid read that makes you reflect.” —Nik Sharma, author of The Flavor Equation and columnist for Serious Eats, the Guardian, and Food52 “I mourn having squandered my chance to experience Hoffman’s cooking, and to time–travel to a magical era of possibility in a SoHo that no longer existed beyond Savoy’s corner windows. Fortunately, like a pickler packing cucumbers and tomatoes with salt into ceramic crocks to be enjoyed long after the season has ended, Hoffman’s What’s Good? preserves the messy, wild beauty of that moment for others to enjoy.” —Tablet What goes into the making of a chef, a restaurant, a dish? And if good ingredients make a difference on the plate, what makes them good in the first place? In his highly anticipated first book, influential chef Peter Hoffman offers thoughtful and delectable answers to these questions. “A locavore before the word existed” (New York Times), Hoffman tells the story of his upbringing, professional education, and evolution as a chef and restaurant owner through its components —everything from the importance of your relationship with your refrigerator repairman and an account of how a burger killed his restaurant, to his belief in peppers as a perfect food, one that is adaptable to a wide range of cultural tastes and geographic conditions and reminds us to be glad we are alive. Along with these personal stories from a life in restaurants, Hoffman braids in passionately curious explorations into the cultural, historical, and botanical backstories of the foods we eat. Beginning with a spring maple sap run and ending with the late–season, frost–defying vegetables, he follows the progress of the seasons and their reflections in his greenmarket favorites, moving ingredient to ingredient through the bounty of the natural world. Hoffman meets with farmers and vendors and unravels the magic of what we eat, deepening every cook’s appreciation for what’s on their kitchen counter. What’s Good? is a layered, insightful, and utterly enjoyable meal.

BACK TO THE BASICS: Think of this as a food world version of Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl. It’s a fascinating, in–depth exploration of the science, history, and kitchen use of ingredients (strawberries, skate wings, rosemary, etc.) mixed with the education and life of a chef. PROMINENT AUTHOR: Called “a locavore before the word existed” by the New York Times, Hoffman is deeply connected in the food world—he was owner– chef at the celebrated Savoy in New York City’s SoHo for more than 20 years, has sat on important boards, and won the Snailblazer Award from Slow Food NYC. A DELICIOUS READ: Alice Waters said What’s Good? is inspiring, like a walk through the market with a best friend.

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Chef Peter Hoffman is the curious cook’s cook. As the former chef–owner of Savoy and Back Forty restaurants, he trailblazed farm–to–table cooking in New York City. His opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times, Edible Manhattan, and Food & Wine. Hoffman served on the boards of the Greenmarket and Chefs Collaborative and received the Slow Food NYC Snailblazer Award. On most market days he can be found on his bicycle, foraging the Union Square Greenmarket for the best in seasonal ingredients and partaking in its “village green” community life.

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The 30 Rock Book

INSIDE THE ICONIC SHOW, FROM BLERG TO EGOT BY MIKE ROE

A fascinating and hilarious deep dive into 30 Rock, Tina Fey's beloved modern classic comedy Praise for The 30 Rock Book “It’s a miracle when a TV show works. Mike Roe gives us a terrific behind–the–scenes look at one of the greatest television comedies ever. I devoured it in a jealous rage.” —Bradley Whitford “Not only a fascinating behind–the–scenes look at one of the best sitcoms of this century, but also a testament to just how much hard work goes into making great television. For fans of 30 Rock––and comedy TV in general––it’s a must–read.” —David Rabinowitz, Oscar winner and cowriter of BlacKkKlansman “30 Rock is undoubtedly one of the greatest sitcoms in history, and its complete story has finally been told, thanks to this riveting book. A must–read for any fan of the show.” —Andy Greene, author of The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History

SELLING POINTS TRIED AND TRUE CATEGORY: With books such as Seinfeldia and Generation Friends, as well as our own titles The Soprano Sessions and Mad Men Carousel—not to mention the recent rise in popularity of TV show–recap podcasts like Fake Doctors, Real Friends, and Showmance—it’s clear that audiences are hungry to learn more about their favorite shows. POPULAR SHOW: 30 Rock ran for 138 episodes over seven seasons from 2006 to 2013 and has endured—it is still well– loved today and streams on Hulu, Peacock, and Amazon Prime. VOICES OF THE CAST: The book is based on extensive research and a host of interviews with cast, writers, directors, and crew. ANNIVERSARY TIE–IN: October 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the show.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages In the fall of 2006, NBC somehow unveiled two new shows set in the world of late–night sketch comedy: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and 30 Rock. It was Aaron Sorkin versus Tina Fey, and it was clear which series critics thought was more promising. The Baltimore Sun called it a competition 30 Rock “can’t win.” By November, the New York Times was noting lackluster ratings for both shows, and adding that 30 Rock was “perilously close to a flop.” But while Studio 60 was canceled after 22 episodes, Fey’s madcap buddy comedy lasted 138 episodes. It resurrected the career of Alec Baldwin, survived an extended absence by Tracy Morgan, and permeated the culture— it’s breakneck pacing, oddball characters, and extremely rich joke writing are deeply beloved by millions of fans. In this combination of narrative and oral history, culture writer and editor Mike Roe brings to life the history of the gloriously goofy show through interviews with the creators, stars, writers, and bit players. Mike Roe has been a journalist for the past 12 years, working in both digital and radio for NPR station KPCC. He’s currently the arts & entertainment editor for KPCC’s digital site LAist, and recently won an L.A. Press Club award for a popular oral history of 30 Rock’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” song. His other oral histories include a look at Parks and Recreation’s “Galentine’s Day,” as well as a more dramatic piece on Blade Runner and its connections to Los Angeles. He has written and performed comedy around Los Angeles as part of several theater sketch comedy teams, including house teams at iO West and the Pack Theater, and has written and produced comedy videos that have been featured on Funny or Die. He lives in Los Angeles.

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* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5045-8 US $17.00 CAN $22.00 UK £11.99

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Unprotected

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A MEMOIR

BY BILLY PORTER

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing—now in paperback Praise for Unprotected

“In Unprotected, Porter’s voice on the page aptly matches his go–for–broke vocal instrument. He holds little back, never shying from raw emotionality, but avoiding histrionics. . . . This is not just a memoir, saints; this is a testimony.” —New York Times Book Review “Stirring . . . not just a show business tell–all . . . though there’s a full helping of that . . . Porter delivers a searing indictment of how America treats race, sexuality and anyone outside the norm. Clear and piercing, his justified indignation is as defined as his singular singing voice and flashy fashion.” —Washington Post “Bold, hilarious, honest, and singular. Words once assigned to Billy as an entertainer will now be attributed to him as a writer. Unprotected is a record of survival, commitment to authenticity, and healing; a road map out of hell.” —Leslie Odom, Jr. “There is only one Billy Porter. He is blazing a trail where none existed. Whether you noticed the brilliant blaze early (for me, it was his brilliant 2005 live album, At the Corner of Broadway and Soul) or his transcendent portrayal of Lola in Kinky Boots or the unforgettable Pray Tell on Pose, once you see the light, there’s no going back. And it turns out his voice rings just as true on the page as it does on the stage. How lucky we are to witness it in our time.” —Lin–Manuel Miranda “Angels show us the way through even the darkest tunnels. In this heartbreaking and hilarious tell–ALL, Billy lights a torch so bright he can save us all!” —Renee Elise Goldsberry

MAJOR CULTURAL FIGURE: Porter is an international superstar, a captivating figure whose every career move and awards show outfit are chronicled by the press. His feature film directorial debut is set for a 2022 release, as is a new album from Republic Records/Universal. MESMERIZING WRITING: Porter’s unique voice and sense of humor shine through this intense chronicle of abuse, artistic development, and triumph. BIG HIT IN HARDCOVER: The hardcover edition has sold more than 50,000 copies, and was featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, ABC News, The Drew Barrymore Show, and many other outlets.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4620-8 US $18.00 CAN $23.00 UK £12.99

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It’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic Emmy–winning performance in the celebrated TV show Pose; before he was the groundbreaking Tony and Grammy Award–winning star of Broadway’s Kinky Boots; and before he was an acclaimed recording artist, actor, playwright, director, and all–around legend, Porter was a young boy in Pittsburgh who was seen as different, who didn’t fit in. At five years old, Porter was sent to therapy to “fix” his effeminacy. He was endlessly bullied at school, sexually abused by his stepfather, and criticized at his church. Porter came of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle. Billy Porter’s Unprotected is the life story of a singular artist and survivor in his own words. It is the story of a boy whose talent and courage opened doors for him, but only a crack. It is the story of a teenager discovering himself, learning his voice and his craft amid deep trauma. And it is the story of a young man whose unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now; a proud icon who refuses to back down or hide. Porter is a multitalented, multifaceted treasure at the top of his game, and Unprotected is a resonant, inspirational story of trauma and healing, shot through with his singular voice. Billy Porter is an actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the winner of the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Pray Tell in Pose–the first openly gay Black man to be nominated and win in any lead acting category. Porter is also the winner of the 2013 Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his groundbreaking performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. As a director, among other shows, Porter helmed the revival of Suzan–Lori Parks’s Topdog/Underdog at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, where he was awarded the Elliot Norton Award for Best Director. He lives in New York.

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The Violence Project

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HOW TO STOP A MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC BY JILLIAN PETERSON, PHD, AND JAMES DENSLEY, PHD

An examination of the phenomenon of mass shootings in America and an urgent call to implement evidence–based strategies to stop these tragedies—now in paperback Praise for The Violence Project

“One of the most comprehensive studies of the subject.” —Wall Street Journal “This is a thorough, groundbreaking work . . . A gripping book that will captivate anyone seeking to understand why mass shootings occur and what might be done to recognize and intervene with potential shooters before they act.” —Library Journal, starred review “A distressing, critical study in the understanding, processing, and prevention of mass–casualty gun violence.” —Kirkus Reviews “. . . an essential read.” —The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences “The Violence Project work is a statement of hope in a time when it is easy to feel that Americans have become so inured to gun violence that we simply accept it as standard operating procedure.” —Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism

Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first–person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence. Frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley built The Violence Project, the first comprehensive database of mass shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and figure out how to stop them by examining hundreds of data points in the life histories of more than 170 mass shooters—from their childhood and adolescence to their mental health and motives. They’ve also interviewed the living perpetrators of mass shootings and people who knew them, shooting survivors, victims’ families, first responders, and leading experts to gain a comprehensive firsthand understanding of the real stories behind them, rather than the sensationalized media narratives that too often prevail. For the first time, instead of offering thoughts and prayers for the victims of these crimes, Peterson and Densley share their data–driven solutions for exactly what we must do, at the individual level, in our communities, and as a country, to put an end to these tragedies that have defined our modern era. Jillian Peterson, PhD, is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University. She has led large–scale research studies on mental illness and crime, school shootings, and mass violence. James Densley, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, which is part of the Minnesota State system. He is known for his international work on gangs, criminal networks, violent extremism, and policing. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Peterson and Densley run The Violence Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center known worldwide for its work on mass–shooting prevention. The Violence Project has been featured on CNN and Fox News, as well as in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other leading media outlets.

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MODERN PROBLEM: Las Vegas, Pulse, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Stoneman Douglas High School, and Columbine— these horrific events are a grim fixture of everyday American life. Mass shootings have impacted us in a way few other events have. MODERN SOLUTION: The authors have built the largest and most comprehensive database of mass shooters in the United States. They have done this by conducting hundreds of interviews with those affected by the events, including the perpetrators. This exclusive data has given them a unique perspective on these events. A BOOK FOR EVERYONE: By using data in their approach, our authors are removing Second Amendment politics from the conversation. The public— whether you consider yourself pro– or anti–Second Amendment —is hungry to understand mass shootings in a more profound way. EXPERTS: Peterson and Densley have been profiled in newspapers and featured on television and public radio. They are essential voices on this all– too–urgent issue.

SPECIFICATIONS * 240 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER TRUE CRIME, CURRENT EVENTS ISBN 978-1-4197-5296-4 US $18.00 CAN $23.00 UK £12.99

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The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson A BATTLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AT THE DAWN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA BY CHRIS JOYNER

A shocking history of racial injustice and the valiant efforts to secure a Black man’s freedom—now in paperback

SELLING POINTS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER: The true story of Clarence Henderson, a Black man convicted three times for two violent crimes he did not commit, was an incredible story then during a period of immense change in American history, and is even more pertinent now. TRUE CRIME: A gripping story for fans of true crime, cold case investigations, and courtroom drama that also appeals to serious readers of 20th century American history, Southern history, and civil rights history. EAGER AUDIENCE: Abrams Press has had recent success in the same historical crime vein, with titles such as The Phantom Prince and The Suspect; The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson will attract a similar audience that is eager for more real stories.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 229mm * Paperback The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson is the story of Clarence Henderson, a wrongfully accused Black sharecropper who was sentenced to die three different times for a murder he didn’t commit, and the prosecution desperate to pin the crime on him despite scant evidence. His first trial lasted only a day and featured a lackluster public defense. The book also tells the story of Homer Chase, a former World War II paratrooper and New England radical who was sent to the South by the Communist Party to recruit African Americans to the cause while offering them a chance at increased freedom. And it’s the story of Thurgood Marshall’s NAACP and their battle against not only entrenched racism but a Communist Party—despite facing nearly as much prejudice as those they were trying to help—intent on winning the hearts and minds of Black voters. The bitter battle between the two groups played out as the sides sparred over who would take the lead on Henderson’s defense, a period in which he spent years in prison away from a daughter he had never seen. Through it all, The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson is a portrait of a community, and a country, at a crossroads, trying to choose between the path it knows is right and the path of least resistance. The case pitted powerful forces—often those steering legal and journalistic institutions—attempting to use racism and Red–Scare tactics against a populace that by and large believed the case against Henderson was suspect at best. But ultimately, it’s a hopeful story about how even when things look dark, some small measure of justice can be achieved against all the odds, and actual progress is possible. It’s the rare book that is a timely read, yet still manages to shed an informative light on America’s past and future as well as it’s present.

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Chris Joyner is an investigative reporter with the Atlanta Journal–Constitution with more than two decades of experience in journalism, ranging from community newspapers to national and international news and wire services. He reported from the scene of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. As an investigative reporter, he focuses on uncovering hidden communities, and has written about street gangs and life inside a supermax prison, the hidden world of government lobbying, and a white–collar criminal network built around a drug testing lab. He lives in Atlanta.

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Most Dope

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BY PAUL CANTOR

The first biography of rapper Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh cult favorite–turned–rap superstar who touched the lives of millions before tragically passing away at the age of 26—now in paperback Praise for Most Dope “A tender, studious remembrance.” —New York Times “An insightful exploration of his life . . . painstakingly reported by Cantor, who interviewed more than 100 people during a three–year process.” —USA Today “An inside look at Miller's life through the eyes of his friends and industry peers, tracking the musician's life journey as he quickly ascended the ranks.” —Daily Beast

Malcolm James McCormick was born on January 19, 1992. He began making music at a young age and by 15 was already releasing mixtapes. One of the first true viral superstars, his early records earned him a rabid legion of die–hard fans—as well as a few noteworthy detractors. But despite his undeniable success, Miller was plagued by struggles with substance abuse and depression, both of which fueled his raw and genre–defying music. yet ultimately led to his demise. Through detailed reporting and interviews with dozens of Miller’s confidants, Paul Cantor brings you to leafy Pittsburgh, seductive Los Angeles, and frenzied New York, where you will meet Miller’s collaborators, producers, business partners, best friends, and even his roommates. Traveling deep into Miller’s inner circle, behind the curtain, the velvet ropes, and studio doors, Most Dope tells the story of a passionate, gifted young man who achieved his life’s ambition, only to be undone by his personal demons. Most Dope is part love letter, part cautionary tale, never shying away from the raw, visceral way Mac Miller lived his life. Paul Cantor is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, XXL, Esquire, Billboard, MTV News, Vice, FADER, Complex, and elsewhere. Born and raised in New York City, he began his career as a music producer and is now among the most authoritative voices in music journalism. In nearly two decades documenting hip–hop culture, he has interviewed and written about luminaries such as J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, the Wu–Tang Clan, Logic, Common, Scarface, Wyclef, Damon Dash, Young Jeezy, M.I.A., Action Bronson, and Suge Knight, among others. This is his first book. He lives in New York.

FIRST MAC MILLER BIOGRAPHY: Since Miller’s sudden and shocking death, fans have clamored for a deeper understanding of his life. Full of on–the–ground reporting from people who knew him intimately, this is the first book to tell Miller’s full story—from starting out in “frat rap” with an indie label, to pushing his own creative boundaries, to becoming a global rap icon who ultimately could not escape his own demons. DEDICATED FAN BASE: Three years after Miller’s death, his music and story continue to get lots of attention. In January 2020, his first posthumous album, Circles, was released by his family, debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 and garnering major media coverage and widespread critical acclaim. Fans have also created vigils and remembrances for him around the world. WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: Cantor writes regularly for prominent publications including the New York Times, Complex, and Vulture, and anticipates endorsements and coverage in support of this book from J. Cole, Logic, G–Eazy, MC Serch, Shea Serrano, Dan Charnas, Elliott Wilson, Rob Markman, Sway Calloway, and Charlamagne Tha God.

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Mother of Invention

HOW GOOD IDEAS GET IGNORED IN AN ECONOMY BUILT FOR MEN BY KATRINE MARÇAL

An illuminating and maddening examination of how gender bias has skewed innovation, technology, and history—now in paperback Praise for Mother of Invention “The joy of the book is how it manages to weave in stories of women influencing innovation in masculine spaces . . . Innovation may have been stifled by gender bias in the past, but Mother of Invention shows that we can choose a different future.” ––Science Magazine “Quirky treatise . . . Told in a conversational tone, this feminist directive . . . fascinates with its wealth of historical tidbits. Fans of Caroline Criado Perez’s Invisible Women, take note.” ––Publisher's Weekly “The author’s writing shines when she addresses perceptions of women throughout history; she particularly carefully unpacks how Black and brown women have historically been restricted and misrepresented . . . A must–read.” ––Library Journal, starred review “I am absurdly excited for this book.” —Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women “From wheeled suitcases to witch trials, Katrine Marçal makes you look again at history in this funny, clever, and provocative book.” —Helen Lewis, author of Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights “This is an absolute must–read. Equal parts informative and infuriating.” —Dr. Fern Riddell, author of Sex: Lessons from History “Both bracing and highly entertaining. Marçal’s contention is that while women have been coming up with ingenious inventions since the beginning of time, they are routinely sidelined in a world geared to men.” —Bookseller

SELLING POINTS WELL RECEIVED IN HARDCOVER: The hardcover edition was longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and longlisted for the Porchlight Business Book Awards, among stellar praise from trade outlets and blurbers alike. GREAT COMPS: Books that mix feminism and business and social sciences have done well, and this is for readers of Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, or Brotopia by Emily Chang. ANECDOTE RICH: Marçal has a sharp eye for story, and this is packed with shareable, publicity–friendly details, including the unknown gendered history of electric cars and how bra seamstresses were essential to the Apollo missions.

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It all starts with a rolling suitcase. Though the wheel was invented some 5,000 years ago, and the suitcase in the 19th century, it wasn’t until the 1970s that someone successfully married the two. What was the holdup? For writer and journalist Katrine Marçal, the answer is both shocking and simple: because “real men” carried their bags, no matter how heavy. Mother of Invention is a fascinating and eye–opening examination of business, technology, and innovation through a feminist lens. Because it wasn’t just the suitcase. Drawing on examples from electric cars to tech billionaires, Marçal shows how gender bias stifles the economy and holds us back, delaying innovations, sometimes by hundreds of years, and distorting our understanding of our history. While we talk about the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, we might as well talk about the Ceramic Age or the Flax Age, since these technologies were just as important. But inventions associated with women are not considered to be technology in the same way as those associated with men. Mother of Invention is a sweeping tour of the global economy with a powerful message: If we upend our biases, we can unleash our full potential. Katrine Marçal is a Swedish writer, journalist, and correspondent for the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Her first book, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?, was shortlisted for the August Prize and won the Lagercrantzen Award. She lives in London.

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Thebes

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THE FORGOTTEN CITY OF ANCIENT GREECE BY PAUL CARTLEDGE

The riveting, definitive account of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, by the acclaimed author of The Spartans—now in paperback Praise for Thebes “An incisive, inspiring, and vitally illuminating account of a city that changed the ancient world and that deserves to be remembered by the modern. A masterful book written by a master historian.”— Bettany Hughes, author of Istanbul and Helen of Troy “Mr. Cartledge’s command of the historical material is effortless and exhaustive, and his appreciation of Thebes is persuasive.” —Wall Street Journal “A welcome addition to any philhellenic library by a reliable, readable interpreter of the ancient past.” —Kirkus Reviews “Diving deep into centuries’ worth of scholarship, Cartledge manages to make the ancient world accessible to modern readers. This deeply informed and richly detailed chronicle restores Thebes to its rightful place in history.” —Publishers Weekly

PRAISED IN HARDCOVER: The Wall Street Journal called Cartledge’s “command of the historical material . . . effortless and exhaustive.” HIGHLY CREDENTIALED AUTHOR: Cartledge is a distinguished scholar and historian and one of the foremost international authorities on ancient Greece. FOR THE GENERAL READER: Authoritative and accessible, Cartledge’s book sheds new light on the overlooked history of an ancient city. AUDIENCE: For readers of Mary Beard and Adrian Goldsworthy.

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Among the extensive writing available about the history of ancient Greece, there is precious little about the city–state of Thebes. At one point the most powerful city in ancient Greece, Thebes has been long overshadowed by its better– known rivals, Athens and Sparta. In Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece, acclaimed classicist and historian Paul Cartledge brings the city vividly to life and argues that it is central to our understanding of the ancient Greeks’ achievements—whether politically or culturally—and thus to the wider politico–cultural traditions of western Europe, the Americas, and indeed the world. From its role as an ancient political power, to its destruction at the hands of Alexander the Great as punishment for a failed revolt, to its eventual restoration by Alexander’s successor, Cartledge deftly chronicles the rise and fall of the ancient city. He recounts the history with deep clarity and mastery for the subject and makes clear both the differences and the interconnections between the Thebes of myth and the Thebes of history. Written in clear prose and illustrated with images in two color inserts, Thebes is a gripping read for students of ancient history and those looking to experience the real city behind the myths of Cadmus, Hercules, and Oedipus.

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Paul Cartledge is the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, where he taught from 1979 and 2014, and a Fellow of Clare College. His undergraduate and doctoral qualifications were obtained at Oxford, where he completed a dissertation on the archaeology and history of early Sparta under the supervision of professor Sir John Boardman. He has written and edited more than 20 books, many of which have been translated into foreign languages, including The Spartans, Alexander the Great, and Thermopylae, all published by The Overlook Press/Abrams Press, and most recently Democracy: A Life. He coedits a monograph series, sits on the editorial boards of three academic journals, and serves as consultant in ancient history to publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, an honorary citizen of modern Sparta, and holds the Gold Cross of the Order of Honor awarded by the president of Greece.

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A Cigarette Lit Backwards

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BY TEA HACIC-VLAHOVIC

Set in the punk–rock scene of the early 2000s, a sharply observed, darkly comic literary novel about how far one young woman will go to find acceptance Praise for Life of the Party “Tea Hacic is an MDMA–fueled Oscar Wilde with fake eyelashes and this book is a Fear and Loathing for the late Berlusconi–era; a deep walk of shame that tiptoes between a bewildering Bildungsroman and a fever dream of social climbing and social embarrassment.” —Autre “As intense as it is dripping with style.” —Publishers Weekly “Lightness’s inherent weight—the steep price of fleeting pleasure—resonates as the book’s real music.” —Columbia Review “A voice to watch out for.” —Paper magazine “The party seduced me, the darkness shocked me, and Mia’s wondrous naïveté uplifted me.” —Flaunt “Tea recounts with brutal honesty the period in which Milan officially became the Italian city that everyone hates and envies.” —Vice Italy

AUTHOR PLATFORM: Hacic– Vlahovic (@teahacic) is verified on Instagram and has more than 92,000 very engaged followers. This book should get a lot of attention from the literary, music, and culture press. Hacic– Vlahovic is incredibly media savvy and planning several events to tie into these worlds. TARGET AUDIENCE: A Cigarette Lit Backwards is sure to find strong readership, especially among readers of Daisy Jones and The Six and fans of Patti Smith, Sleater–Kinney, and Bikini Kill. FILM INDUSTRY CONNECTION: Hacic–Vlahovic’s previous novel, Life of the Party, received critical acclaim from Publishers Weekly, Columbia Journal, Paper, Flaunt magazine, Autre, and Vice. It is in development as a film by Indiana Production, for which Hacic–Vlahovic is on board as executive producer, cowriter, and creative consultant.

SPECIFICATIONS Kat is dying to be accepted by the North Carolina punks; she is totally desperate to seem cool. At a punk show, she ends up backstage with a rock star and gets noticed by a photojournalist. And then—a dream come true for Kat—her reputation skyrockets the next morning when an online magazine publishes pictures of her backstage, deeming her a groupie icon. But to maintain this notoriety, Kat makes a series of devastating mistakes, and soon enough, she becomes unrecognizable to herself and others. The truth, as always, comes out. Kat had already lost most of her friends by then, and after the Rolling Stones story, she's got no shot at redemption so she runs off to New York City to find the journalist who started this mess in the first place. Tea Hacic–Vlahovic’s A Cigarette Lit Backwards is a sometimes funny, often brutally honest examination of growing up. It’s dark and daring, unflinchingly examining the yearning to be noticed and accepted and the lengths one will go to get there. Tea Hacic–Vlahovic is a Croatian–American writer based in Los Angeles. She has contributed to numerous publications, including i–D, Dazed, Oyster, Flaunt, and Autre magazines, and also served as a columnist for Vice and Wired Italy, a contributing editor for Wonderland magazine, and the director of Bullett TV. In spring 2020 her first novel, Life of the Party, was released in the United States by Clash Books to critical acclaim. It was an instant bestseller in Italy.

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How to Kill Your Family

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BY BELLA MACKIE

A darkly humorous debut novel that follows a cunning antihero as she gets her revenge UK Praise for How to Kill Your Family “I’ve struggled to recover my reading mojo since lockdown. This turned out to be the thing that sparked it back to life . . . Funny, sharp, dark and twisted, Grace is a character I found myself rooting for even as she committed the most vile misdeeds.” —Jojo Moyes “You’ll be gripped . . . Grace’s emotional detachment throughout will give you chills.” —Cosmopolitan (UK) “Hilarious and dark.” —Elle (UK) “Chilling, but also laugh out loud funny. [A] corker of a debut.” —Sunday Telegraph “An antiheroine able to best villainous male protagonists such as Patrick Bateman any day.” —the Observer

UK BESTSELLER: How to Kill Your Family reached #1 on the Sunday Times bestsellers list in the summer of 2021, and has spent six weeks in the top ten. It was also well reviewed by the Observer, Sunday Telegraph, and Cosmopolitan (UK). SCARY–GOOD READING: This is a deliciously dark debut that features a memorable psychopathic female narrator. KEY AUDIENCE: For fans of Killing Eve and My Sister, the Serial Killer.

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CARTON QTY: 24 When I think about what I actually did, I feel somewhat sad that nobody will ever know about the complex operation that I undertook. Getting away with it is highly preferable, of course, but perhaps when I’m long gone, someone will open an old safe and find this confession. The public would reel. After all, almost nobody else in the world can possibly understand how someone, by the tender age of 28, can have calmly killed six members of her family. And then happily got on with the rest of her life, never to regret a thing. When Grace Bernard discovers her absentee millionaire father has rejected her dying mother’s pleas for help, she vows revenge and coldly sets out to get her retribution—by killing them all, one by one. Compulsively readable, Bella Mackie’s debut novel is driven by a captivating first–person narrator who talks of “self–care” and social media while calmly walking the reader through her increasingly baroque acts of murder. But then, Grace is imprisoned for a murder she didn’t commit. Outrageously funny, compulsive, and subversive, How to Kill Your Family is a wickedly dark romp about class, family, love . . . and murder.

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Bella Mackie is freelance journalist and columnist at Vogue UK. Previously, she was a commissioning editor at the Guardian and deputy editor at Vice News. She has also written for Vogue, the Daily Mail, Vice, the Guardian, Stylist, and GQ. She lives in London.

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Three Assassins

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BY KOTARO ISAKA

By the internationally bestselling author of Bullet Train, the high–octane new thriller, set in Tokyo’s criminal underworld, pits an ordinary man against a group of talented and very unusual assassins Praise for Bullet Train “Fueled by a seductively explosive premise, it’s fast, deadly and loads of fun.” —John Powers, NPR’s Fresh Air “The action moves fast––just like the bullet train of the title. Kotaro Isaka will definitely keep you guessing to the end . . .” —Collider “Breakneck pacing, masterful character development, and well–timed comic relief set Isaka’s pitch–perfect (and seamlessly translated) thriller up for blockbuster status.” —Kirkus, starred review “Isaka keeps the suspense high throughout. Fans of intricate action fiction will be enthralled.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “By turns vicious, philosophical, and wickedly funny, [a] whip–smart thriller. —Criminal Element “Unlike anything you’re likely to have read before . . . white–hot with double–crosses.” —Financial Times “Entertaining . . . high–speed . . . with lots of twists and turns . . . has a Tarantino–meets–the–Coen–Brothers feel to it.” —the Times (London) Three Assassins is the high–stakes, high–style, and utterly propulsive follow–up to Kotaro Isaka’s international bestseller, Bullet Train, a Crime Reads "Most Anticipated Book of 2021." Suzuki is an ordinary man until his wife is murdered. To get answers and his revenge, Suzuki abandons his law– abiding lifestyle and takes a low–level job with a front company operated by the crime gang Maiden, who are responsible for his wife’s death. Before long, Suzuki finds himself caught up in a network of quirky and highly effective assassins: The Cicada is a knife expert. The Pusher nudges people into oncoming traffic. The Whale whispers bleak aphorisms to his victims until they take their own lives. Intense and electrifying, Three Assassins delivers a wild ride through the criminal underworld of Tokyo, populated by contract killers who are almost superhumanly good at their jobs.

PERFECT FOLLOW–UP: Packs the same punch and brings the same propulsive, tense, and witty style as Bullet Train, which received great reviews and sales in the United States and is soon to be a film from Sony starring Brad Pitt. UPCOMING MOVIE OF PREVIOUS NOVEL: Both the Bullet Train film and Overlook Press’ paperback MTI will release in Spring 2022, acting as a powerful lead–up and catalyst for Three Assassins. BIG OPPORTUNITY WITH INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Isaka is the author of numerous massive Japanese and international bestsellers, and we have an enormous opportunity to turn him into a bestselling author stateside.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6385-4 US $27.00 CAN $34.00

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Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and award–winning writer whose books have sold millions of copies around the world. He has won the Shincho Mystery Club Award, Mystery Writers of Japan Award, Japan Booksellers' Award, and the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize. His novel Bullet Train is soon to be a major film from Sony starring Brad Pitt.

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Lost in the Long March

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BY MICHAEL X. WANG

From a rising literary star, an epic historical novel, set against the tense backdrop of the Long March and Mao’s rise to power, that tells a powerful and moving story of two ordinary people Praise for Further News of Defeat “Further News of Defeat brilliantly explore the deepest themes inherent in every human being and in most great literature: our yearning for a self, for an identity, for a place in the universe. This is a remarkable debut by a gifted new artist.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain “Michael X. Wang reveals a remarkable ability to move fluidly through time periods and points of view, all with such a clear and vibrant voice . . . then sing on a sentence level while also illuminating the world at large.” —Aimee Bender, award–winning author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake “. . . as a storyteller, Wang’s sensitivity is evident. Wang, who was born in the small coal–mining village of Fenyang in Shanxi Province and immigrated to the U.S. as a child, attends to the book’s inquiries with heart.” —The Carolina Quarterly “Wang blends fictional towns and figures with real events, like the Tiananmen Square massacre, to construct a range of stories downright epic in scope.” —Pittsburgh Quarterly “A beautiful, assured, and unforgettable debut.” —Porter Shreve, author of The End of the Book

RISING STAR: Wang’s short story collection, Further News of Defeat, won the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection and was a finalist for the 2021 CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction. Lost in the Long March, his debut novel, is sure to garner attention and find readers. HISTORICAL INTEREST: Wang was born in China and is invested in writing stories centered on Chinese history that bring it to life through ordinary people. This novel is perfect for readers interested in historical fiction about China, the Long March, and World War II. TARGET AUDIENCE:Lost in the Long March will appeal to readers of Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior and Ling Ma’s Severance.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5975-8

China, 1934: A naive orphan and shy gunsmith, Ping, has fallen in love with Yong, who is a sophisticated veteran, a skilled marksman, and a true believer in Marxist ideology. Winning her affections will take an ideological battle— something he does not understand. To make matters worse, Yong has shown interest in Ping’s best friend, Luo. On the eve of a great Communist defeat, Ping sabotages Luo’s rifle, causing the bullet to backfire into his friend’s head. The army begins its year–long retreat, known as The Long March, and Yong turns to Ping for comfort and companionship. Ping deeply regrets killing his friend, and as his relationship with Yong blossoms, he is saddened that it will always be colored by guilt. Yong soon becomes pregnant. She hates the way the baby inside is changing her, both physically and emotionally. The Red Army can’t retreat with a crying infant, so they need to find someone close to take the baby in. Ping and Yong leave their son with a woman, promising to return once the war is won. When World War II breaks out and Japanese soldiers arrive, their 12–year–old son decides to enlist in the Japanese army to find his parents, though he quickly begins to fear for his life . . . Deeply moving and brilliantly written, Michael X. Wang’s Lost in the Long March is an exploration of how the history of a country is always its people, though their stories are often the first to be lost.

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Michael X. Wang was born in Fenyang, a small coal–mining city in China’s mountainous Shanxi province. His short story collection, Further News of Defeat, won the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection and was a finalist for the 2021 CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction. Wang immigrated to the United States when he was six and has lived in 10 states and 15 cities. In 2010 he completed his PhD in literature at Florida State University. Before that, he received his MFA in fiction at Purdue. Wang’s work has appeared in the New England Review, Greensboro Review, Day One, and Juked, among others. He is currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Arkansas Tech University and lives in Russellville, Arkansas.

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The Reindeer Hunters

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BY LARS MYTTING

The second novel in the internationally bestselling Sister Bells trilogy, an epic, moving, and gloriously told historical novel following The Bell in the Lake, an Indie Next pick Praise for Lars Mytting “Lars Mytting writes with an insight, empathy, and integrity few others can match.” —Jo Nesbø, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Harry Hole crime series Praise for The Bell in the Lake “Mytting has created something beautiful, a perfect evocation of a place and a culture, a melding of old Norse tradition with the encroaching modern world . . . every element of the setting and those who inhabit it is crafted with consummate skill. This first in a trilogy will have readers eagerly awaiting the next by this accomplished author.” —Booklist, starred review “Its magic pure and its mysteries primordial, Lars Mytting’s novel The Bell in the Lake is a tour de force. . . . Both heartbreaking and awe–inspiring, The Bell in the Lake is an unforgettable novel that celebrates untamed faith.” —Foreword Reviews, starred reviews “Beautiful. . . . Mytting’s novel was based on local stories, but it is his evoking of the parsonage interior, the turn of the seasons, and their physical impress on man and beast that give this book its vividness.” —Historical Novels Review The second novel in Lars Mytting’s powerful and compelling Sister Bells trilogy, The Reindeer Hunters is both a sequel to The Bell in the Lake and a stand–alone novel. Set again in fictional Butangen, Norway, where the story of the conjoined twin sisters Halfrid and Gunhild Hekne provides the mythical and mystical undergirding, The Reindeer Hunters unfolds around the extraordinary tapestry that portrays the sisters’ vision of Doomsday. After their death in 1613, the tapestry was given to the village church and lost at some point over the centuries. The year is 1903. Twenty–two years after the events of The Bell in The Lake, Astrid Hekne’s son, Jehans, is now a young man. Driven out by his family, he lives on a homestead in the mountains near the village of Butangen, where he relishes the freedom of his life apart, fishing and hunting for his livelihood. One August morning, Jehans kills a massive reindeer and at the same moment encounters an enigmatic hunter . . . At the new church in Butangen, Pastor Kai Schweigaard is living with the consequences of his past betrayal–– arranging the dismantling and sale of the stave church––including deaths and the loss of the church’s mystical sister bells. Kai becomes obsessed with finding the ancient tapestry woven by the conjoined sisters in whose memory the bells were cast, with the hope that the tapestry will bring him redemption. Despite the unraveling legends from the past that continue to haunt these people, they must figure out how to look to the future. A magnificent story about love, sorrow, and courage, as well as taming waterfalls and the first flash of electric light in the village night, The Reindeer Hunters is a grand and thrilling novel about what it takes to live in and embrace a new era.

STRONG SERIES START: The Bell in the Lake has received great coverage that indicates a lot of interest in the series. The hardcover edition was selected as an October Indie Next Pick and was featured in the October 2020 Indie Next list flyer, the September issue of Bookselling This Week, and the ABA’s e– newsletter. INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR: The Reindeer Hunters was a #1 bestseller in Norway for more than three months. Mytting’s books have sold more than one million copies worldwide and have been published in 19 languages. PRIZE–WINNING NOVELIST: Mytting won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize for The Bell in the Lake and was longlisted for the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Prize. COINCIDES WITH PAPERBACK OF BOOK ONE: The publication of The Reindeer Hunters will coincide with the paperback publication of The Bell in the Lake.

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Lars Mytting, one of Norway's bestselling writers, is the author of The Bell in the Lake, The Sixteen Trees of the Somme, and Norwegian Wood. His books, which have sold more than one million copies in 19 languages, have won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize and have been longlisted for the prestigious Dublin Literary Prize, among others.

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The Other Sister

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AN AGENT JOHN ADDERLEY NOVEL BY PETER MOHLIN & PETER NYSTRÖM

The highly anticipated follow–up to the acclaimed Scandi–noir thriller The Bucket List Praise for The Bucket List “Boosted by smooth and deft translation by Ian Giles, The Bucket List . . . weaves in lively side episodes of passion and pretense . . . The only thing better than the pleasure of this suspenseful and tightly plotted ‘Scandi noir’ investigation is knowing there’s a sequel on the way.” —New York Journal of Books “Scandinavian noir at its finest . . . This is the kind of book that grabs you from the very first page and keeps you firmly in its grip until the thrilling and unexpected conclusion. It’s dark and gritty, and so gripping that you can’t stop until the mystery is solved . . . The Bucket List is a tour de force blend of mystery and intrigue.” —Fansided “An engrossing debut . . . Evocative questions about family and professional expectations help ground this knotty, plausible story, articulating the mistakes people make with the ones they love. Scandi noir fans will look forward to this complex lead’s further adventures.” —Publishers Weekly “The Bucket List is a classic Nordic noir thriller—tight, layered, and so chilly that it shivers. . . Subtle psychological elements make each scene rich . . . an ambitious crime thriller that crosses a decade of secrets, lies, and family stories.” —Foreword Reviews Alicia Bjelke has always been the “other sister,” the foil to her beautiful sister Stella—people turn their backs when they see Alicia’s disfigured face. So she created a life in the background, becoming a coding genius and founding a groundbreaking dating app company. With Stella as the face of the company, Alicia has found success. Until one day, when Stella is found dead and Alicia’s life takes the wrong turn. Soon, she realizes that she is the next target. The case is given to former FBI agent John Adderley, who is still in Karlstad under a new identity. He is haunted by shadows of his past and is about to leave Sweden when the game plan changes. Instead of running, he is forced to once and for all face his past, and the murder investigation gives him a way out. If he can go through with his plan, he might have a shot at the freedom he has so long wanted to have. But is it too late? In a successful mix of high–octane suspense and psychological depth, authors Peter Mohlin and Peter Nyström deliver a thrilling sequel in the John Adderley series. The Other Sister is an ambitious crime thriller that is tight, layered, and gripping from start to finish.

THRILLING SECOND INSTALLMENT: This is the second book in the gripping John Adderley series, publishing to coincide with the paperback edition of the first book, The Bucket List. FRESH TAKE ON CLASSIC NORDIC NOIR: The John Adderley series combines the best aspects of the region’s classic police procedurals with unexpected twists and a bold, modern protagonist. The second book in the series builds on everything fans loved in the first book. AMERICAN CONNECTION: The protagonist is a Swedish– American FBI agent from New York, a link that ties the book’s international appeal to the US market. FANTASTIC PUBLISHER PEDIGREE: This series comes from Norstedts in Sweden, the publisher of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Peter Mohlin and Peter Nyström grew up together in a small Swedish town and created their first crime novel when they were ten. After careers in journalism and directing/screenwriting, respectively, they decided to pick up where they left off and write crime novels together, realizing their strengths make a fruitful combination–the journalist’s sharp pen mixed with the screenwriter’s sense of dramaturgy and dialogue. The Bucket List, their first novel, was a winner of Sweden’s Crimetime Award for Best Debut Novel and has been sold in 15 countries. They are based in Sweden.

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The Bucket List

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AN AGENT JOHN ADDERLEY NOVEL BY PETER MOHLIN AND PETER NYSTRÖM

A brilliant new Scandinavian noir series from Sweden introducing Agent John Adderley, already sold in 15 countries—now in paperback Praise for The Bucket List “Boosted by smooth and deft translation by Ian Giles, The Bucket List . . . weaves in lively side episodes of passion and pretense...The only thing better than the pleasure of this suspenseful and tightly plotted ‘Scandi noir’ investigation is knowing there’s a sequel on the way.” —New York Journal of Books “Scandinavian noir at its finest . . . This is the kind of book that grabs you from the very first page and keeps you firmly in its grip until the thrilling and unexpected conclusion. It’s dark and gritty, and so gripping that you can’t stop until the mystery is solved . . . The Bucket List is a tour de force blend of mystery and intrigue.” —Fansided “An engrossing debut . . . Evocative questions about family and professional expectations help ground this knotty, plausible story, articulating the mistakes people make with the ones they love. Scandi noir fans will look forward to this complex lead’s further adventures.” —Publishers Weekly “The Bucket List is a classic Nordic noir thriller—tight, layered, and so chilly that it shivers . . . Subtle psychological elements make each scene rich . . . an ambitious crime thriller that crosses a decade of secrets, lies, and family stories.” —Foreword Reviews The Bucket List is the gripping debut novel by writing team Peter Mohlin and Peter Nyström, launching a stunning new Nordic noir series featuring Swedish–American FBI Agent John Adderley. Like the best writers of the genre, such as Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbø, Mohlin & Nyström combine a strong crime story with a novel of psychological richness and depth for an irresistible read. The Bucket List starts when undercover FBI Agent John Adderley wakes up in a hospital bed in Baltimore with extensive gunshot wounds. He knows he’s lucky to be alive. And just a few beds away is the man who 24 hours ago pointed a gun to his head. Ten years earlier in Sweden, Emelie, the young heiress to (an H&M–esque) clothing empire AckWe has gone missing. When local police find blood and semen in a deserted area, they arrest a teenage boy. He denies the charges, and since the body is never found, he can’t be prosecuted. Back to the present, Emelie’s high–profile cold case file is sent to Agent Adderley, now living in Sweden (where he’s not lived since he was a boy) in witness protection, hiding until he can testify against the drug cartel he infiltrated back in the States. Adderley is determined to solve Emelie’s case, but, at the same time, he knows that the drug cartel has a price on his head . . .

UNPUTDOWNABLE START TO THE SERIES: The Bucket List is the first in a brilliant and internationally bestselling new crime series, published in 15 countries, featuring Swedish– American FBI Agent John Adderley. FRESH TAKE ON CLASSIC NORDIC NOIR: The Bucket List combines all the best aspects of the region’s classic police procedurals with unexpected twists and a bold, modern protagonist. SECOND BOOK FORTHCOMING: The paperback edition of The Bucket List is publishing to coincide with the second book in the series, The Other Sister, coming October 2022.

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Peter Mohlin and Peter Nyström grew up together in a small Swedish town and created their first crime novel as ten–year–olds. After careers in journalism and directing/screenwriting, respectively, they decided to pick up where they left off and write crime novels together, realizing their strengths make a fruitful combination: the journalist’s sharp pen mixed with the screenwriter’s sense of dramaturgy and dialogue. The Bucket List, their first novel, is a winner of Sweden’s Crimetime Award for Best Debut Novel and has been sold in 15 countries. The second novel in the John Adderley series, The Other Sister, is forthcoming from The Overlook Press.

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The Bell in the Lake

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BY LARS MYTTING

The engrossing epic novel—a #1 bestseller in Norway—of a young woman whose fate plays out against her village’s mystical church bells—now in paperback Praise for Lars Mytting “Lars Mytting writes with an insight, empathy, and integrity few others can match.” —Jo Nesbø, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Harry Hole crime series Praise for The Bell in the Lake “Mytting has created something beautiful, a perfect evocation of a place and a culture, a melding of old Norse tradition with the encroaching modern world . . . every element of the setting and those who inhabit it is crafted with consummate skill. This first in a trilogy will have readers eagerly awaiting the next by this accomplished author.” —Booklist, starred review “Its magic pure and its mysteries primordial, Lars Mytting’s novel The Bell in the Lake is a tour de force. . . . Both heartbreaking and awe–inspiring, The Bell in the Lake is an unforgettable novel that celebrates untamed faith.” —Foreword Reviews, starred reviews “Beautiful. . . . Mytting’s novel was based on local stories, but it is his evoking of the parsonage interior, the turn of the seasons, and their physical impress on man and beast that give this book its vividness.” —Historical Novels Review As long as people could remember, the stave church’s bells had rung over the isolated village of Butangen, Norway. Cast in memory of conjoined twins, the bells are said to ring on their own in times of danger. In 1879, young pastor Kai Schweigaard moves to the village, where young Astrid Hekne yearns for a modern life. She sees a way out on the arm of the new pastor, who needs a tie to the community to cull favor for his plan for the old stave church, with its pagan deity effigies and supernatural bells. When the pastor makes a deal that brings an outsider, a sophisticated German architect, into their world, the village and Astrid are caught between past and future, as dark forces come into play. Lars Mytting, bestselling author of Norwegian Wood, brings his deep knowledge of history, carpentry, fishing, and stave churches to this compelling historical novel, an international bestseller sold in 12 countries. With its broad–canvas narrative about the intersection of religion, superstition, and duty, The Bell in the Lake is an irresistible story of ancient times and modern challenges, by a powerful international voice. Lars Mytting, Norway’s bestselling novelist, is the author of Norwegian Wood. His books, which have sold more than one million copies in 19 languages, have won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize and have been shortlisted for the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Prize, among others. The Bell in the Lake has been sold in 12 countries and was a #1 bestseller in Norway.

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PUBLISHING WITH NEXT IN TRILOGY: Publishing to coincide with the second book in the internationally bestselling Sister Bells trilogy, coming from The Overlook Press in Fall 2022. INDIE NEXT PICK: The Bell in the Lake hardcover edition was selected as an October Indie Next Pick, and was featured in the October 2020 Indie Next list flyer, the September issue of Bookselling This Week, and the ABA’s e–newsletter. INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Mytting’s books have sold over one million copies worldwide and have been published in 19 languages; he is one of Norway’s bestselling authors. PRIZE–WINNING NOVELIST: Mytting has won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize for The Bell in the Lake and was longlisted for the prestigious Dublin Literary Prize.

SPECIFICATIONS * 416 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5163-9 US $17.00 CAN $22.00

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The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World A NOVEL

BY LAURA IMAI MESSINA

The international bestselling novel, sold in 21 countries, about grief, mourning, and the joy of survival, inspired by a real phone booth in Japan with its disconnected “wind” phone, a place of pilgrimage and solace since the 2011 tsunami—now in paperback Praise for The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World “A must–read . . . Messina writes in a way that’s evocative of Kazuo Ishiguro but in an opposite way: While Ishiguro leads with comfort and hints at the sadness to come, Messina offers grief and sadness first but offers the reader a train of breadcrumbs toward future happiness.” —Kirkus, starred review “A tender tribute to grief and what it teaches us. . . . The phone booth is a magical place that not only connects the living to the dead but also the living to the living.” —Bookpage “Carefully told and with great care, this feels a particularly resonating story right now.” —Stylist “Spare and poetic, this beautiful book is both a small, quiet love story and a vast, expansive meditation on grieving and loss.” —Heat “Astonishment . . . a quiet, contemplative, and gripping tale [that] provides a message of hope and endurance.” —the Christian Science Monitor “Moving and heart–breaking, Yui’s story—and that of the Wind Phone—is equally uplifting and heart–warming.” —Asian Review of Books “Thoughtful and tender, full of small daily moments and acts of kindness, Messina’s novel is a testament to the power of community (and a bit of whimsy) in moving forward after loss.” —Shelf Awareness When Yui loses both her mother and her daughter in the tsunami, she begins to mark the passage of time from that date onward: Everything is relative to March 11, 2011, the day the tsunami tore Japan apart, and when grief took hold of her life. Yui struggles to continue on, alone with her pain. Then, one day she hears about a man who has an old disused telephone booth in his garden. There, those who have lost loved ones find the strength to speak to them and begin to come to terms with their grief. As news of the phone booth spreads, people travel to it from miles around. Soon Yui makes her own pilgrimage to the phone booth, too. But once there she cannot bring herself to speak into the receiver. Instead she finds Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of her mother’s death. Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World is the signpost pointing to the healing that can come after.

SELLING POINTS INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT:The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World has sold in 21 countries. A UNIVERSAL STORY: This novel tells the universal story of dealing with grief and calamity as a part of the human condition, which will resonate powerfully in the current global climate. STRONG BOOKSELLER RESPONSE: Independent bookstores are giving strong positive feedback for the hardcover edition, and the book will be featured on Reading Group Choices for March, as well as part of the Winter Reading Challenge by BookSparks. FEATURED ON NPR: Inspired by Japan’s real–life “Wind Phone,” which was featured in the episode “One Last Thing Before I Go” on NPR’s This American Life. READER’S GROUP GUIDE: There will be a reader’s group guide included in the back of the paperback edition.

SPECIFICATIONS * 416 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5431-9 US $16.00 CAN $20.00

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Laura Imai Messina is an Italian novelist born and raised in Rome. She earned her PhD in comparative studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and lives in Japan with her husband and two children. The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World, sold in 21 countries and an international bestseller, is her English–language debut.

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Brooklyn Supreme

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BY ROBERT REULAND

A hard–edged literary thriller about a racially charged police shooting, by one of “crime fiction’s most gifted writers” (George Pelecanos)—now in paperback Praise for Brooklyn Supreme “Riveting. . . grapple[s] with hot–button issues . . . The resulting panorama, informed by Reuland’s work as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, drips with cynicism.” —Sarah Weinman, the New York Times Book Review “Robert Reuland brings a heartfelt seriousness to the pursuit of justice in his powerful third novel. . . This sustained compelling storytelling like Lehane and French. . . lifts Brooklyn Supreme far above a conventional cop or legal novel into tormented wrestling with the flaws of our time.” —the New York Journal of Books “A ballsy deep dive into the same toxic morass [Tom] Wolfe once swam in . . . the viewpoint remains steadfast. . . this one’s smelling like a winner.” —Mystery Scene Magazine “The raw social commentary is as powerful as brass knuckles to the skull and the gritty existentialism palpable . . . assured prose and a strong ending.” —Publishers Weekly

WELL–REVIEWED IN HARDCOVER: The hardcover edition has received glowing praise from the New York Times Book Review, the New York Journal of Books, and Mystery Scene Magazine. ACCLAIMED NOVELIST: Reuland’s work has been praised by Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Alan Furst, James Patterson, and Marilyn Stasio of the New York Times Book Review, among others. STANDS ALONGSIDE THE BEST IN THE GENRE: With Brooklyn Supreme, Reuland does for Brooklyn what George Pelecanos did for Washington, D.C., Richard Price for the Lower East Side, and Dennis Lehane for Boston. MODERN CRIME NOVEL: Reuland tackles the complicated topics of police brutality and political cover–ups in Brooklyn Supreme, making it a timely read for today’s crime fan.

SPECIFICATIONS No one knows better than Will Way that it’s not so easy to get out of Brooklyn. Seeking escape, Will finds possible upward mobility in a relationship with Regine Pomeroy, the daughter of Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Henry K. Pomeroy. But Regine is a troubled young woman, and one day Will is called upon by her father to fix a situation that proves beyond fixing. Two decades later, Will has returned to the borough and, like many of his peers, joined the NYPD. Now it’s his job to get beat cops out of trouble—cops like Georgina Lee, an inexperienced officer who shot and killed an African American teenager after he robbed a bodega. But when it turns out the perpetrator might not have been armed, Lee’s case becomes a publicity firestorm. Several men vying for higher office in Brooklyn use it to further their ambitions, and Will finds himself caught not only in the bureaucracy of the NYPD and Brooklyn politics, but also in his deeply confused conscience. As he tries to unravel so many different versions of the truth, Will’s past catches up with him; his distant father and Regine Pomeroy reenter his life, and her father tries to capitalize on the case for political gain. As lines are drawn across the city, Will must make decisions he never expected he would have to make, whose outcomes will cost him dearly. Brooklyn Supreme is a clear–eyed exploration of the fault lines of class, gender, and race in America, and a stunning portrayal of Brooklyn’s justice system. A standout crime novel by a writer with an undeniable gift, Brooklyn Supreme is a gritty and gut–wrenching read.

* 368 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5066-3 US $17.00 CAN $21.00

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Robert Reuland is a writer and criminal defense attorney. A graduate of Cambridge University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law, he worked in the litigation departments of two major Wall Street law firms before becoming a senior assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, where he was assigned to the homicide bureau for many years. He now heads a private practice where he specializes in murder defense at trial and in exonerating persons wrongfully convicted. He is the author of the highly praised Hollowpoint and Semiautomatic, and Brooklyn Supreme is his third novel. He lives in Brooklyn.

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North

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BY BRAD KESSLER

A powerfully moving novel about the intertwined lives of a Vermont monk, a Somali refugee, and an Afghan war veteran, by the author of the acclaimed memoir Goat Song—now in paperback Praise for North “The characters’ moving stories coalesce into yet another winning effort from a consistently impressive writer.” —Publishers Weekly “Compelling and compassionate . . . Taut with suspense and eloquent insights, North is a novel of extraordinary scope.” —Foreword Reviews “A powerful novel that confronts us with how we treat refugees and if we are doing enough to support them . . .This is a novel you will think about long after you have finished reading it.” —the Albany Times Unions “In Brad Kessler’s fine new novel, North . . . the seemingly disparate lives that converge on a snowy Vermont night— Sahro, a Somali refugee seeking asylum, and Father Christopher, the abbot of a mountain monastery—are woven together with intricate threads of home, flight, sanctuary, danger, hope, faith, storytelling and much more.” —Shelf Awareness “North is a powerful, memorable, tender meditation on the fate of immigrants worldwide. . . . I love this book. I couldn’t put it down.” —Uwem Akpan, author of Say You’re One of Them, winner of the PEN Open Book Award and an Oprah’s Book Club pick “A beautiful and moving tale, Kessler’s North is tender, dazzling, and wise.” —Annie Dillard As a late spring blizzard brews, Brother Christopher, a cloistered monk at Blue Mountain Monastery in Vermont, rushes to tend to his Ida Red and Northern Spy apple trees in advance of the unseasonal snowstorm. When the storm lands a young Somali refugee, Sahro Abdi Muse, at the monastery, Christopher is pulled back into the world as his life intersects with Sahro’s and that of an Afghan war veteran in surprising and revealing ways. North traces the epic journey of Sahro from her home in Somalia to South America, along the migrant route through Central America and Mexico, to New York City, and finally, her dangerous attempt to continue north to safety in Canada. It also compellingly traces the inner journeys of Brother Christopher, questioning his future in a world where the monastery way of life is waning, and of veteran Teddy Fletcher, seeking a way to make peace with his past. Written in Brad Kessler’s sharp, beautiful, and observant prose, and grounded in the author’s own corner of Vermont, where there is a Carthusian monastery, a vibrant community of Somali asylum seekers, and a hole left after a disproportionate number of Vermont soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, North gives voice to these invisible communities, delivering a story of human connection in a time of displacement. Brad Kessler is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Lick Creek and Birds in Fall, which was a recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and a memoir, Goat Song. He has been awarded a Whiting Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, the Kenyon Review, and BOMB. He lives in Vermont.

AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Kessler is the recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and the Lange–Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. LIVED EXPERIENCES: Kessler has been deeply involved with the refugee community in Vermont and attended the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. The novel, and the details of the life of the character Sahro, have been vetted by people he knows and has worked closely with in the Vermont refugee community. TIMELY SUBJECT: North is informed by themes of global exile in a changing world, as well as Kessler’s own experiences in Vermont with refugees and the families of soldiers killed in action. LAUDED IN HARDCOVER: North was featured in the Boston Globe and the Burlington Free Press, and on WAMC’s show The Roundtable, and received glowing praise from trade magazines. Kessler did events with many indie bookstores, and the Center for Fiction hosted an event with Kessler and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5043-4 US $16.00 CAN $20.00

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The Mad Women's Ball

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BY VICTORIA MAS

A New York Times best historical novel of the year, adapted as a major film for Amazon Prime, this feminist literary thriller is set in Paris's infamous Salpêtrière asylum—now in paperback Praise for The Mad Women’s Ball “Frank Wynne’s translation . . . has a cinematic, increasingly Gothic, aura . . . the stage is set for a brooding psychodrama.” —the New York Times Book Review “In this darkly delightful Gothic treasure, Mas explores grief, trauma, and sisterhood behind the walls of Paris’s infamous Salpêtrière hospital.” —Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train “A fast–paced read that grabs you from the start . . .” —Fansided “. . . Mas’s dark tale will have readers transfixed.” —Publishers Weekly “Intriguing, original, and captivating . . . a dark reminder of what it was like to be a woman in previous centuries.” —the Girly BookClub “This short first novel by French writer Mas highlights the plight of powerless women and is set in an interesting era in which the burgeoning sciences of psychiatry and neurology exist uneasily alongside spiritualism.” —Booklist “Deeply humane, well–researched thriller . . . short but powerful . . .” —Criminal Element “An underlying theme of spiritualism heightens the intrigue while the well–researched historical details paint a rich atmosphere.” —Mystery Scene Magazine

MAJOR FILM FROM AMAZON STUDIOS: The film adaptation was released in September on Amazon Prime and elsewhere after rave reviews following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was directed by Mélanie Laurent, who was the director of The Nightingale, starring Elle and Dakota Fanning. INTERNATIONAL LITERARY SENSATION:The Mad Women’s Ball is an international literary sensation that has sold more than 150,000 copies in France, with rights sold in 19 countries. BESTSELLER AND PRIZEWINNER: The novel was hailed as the bestselling debut of the season in France last year, and has won the Prix Stanislas, Prix Première Plume, Prix du Premier Roman, Prix Patrimoine BPE, and Prix Renaudot des Prix Renaudot des Lycéens. It was also on the longlist for the Prix Femina (France’s equivalent of The Women’s Prize) and Prix France Culture.

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5760-0

“Electrifying . . . a magnetic historical novel.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review

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“Picturesque tale of female empowerment, gender identity, and liberation.” —Create & Cultivate

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The Salpêtrière Asylum: Paris, 1885. Dr. Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad and cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated—these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives, those who have lost something precious, wayward daughters, or girls born from adulterous relationships. For Parisian society, the highlight of the year is the Lenten ball—the Mad Women’s Ball—when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpêtrière dressed up in their finery for one night only. For the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope. Genevieve is a senior nurse. After the childhood death of her sister Blandine, she shunned religion and placed her faith in both the celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Charcot and science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugénie, the 19–year–old daughter of a bourgeois family that has locked her away in the asylum. Because Eugénie has a secret: she sees spirits. Inspired by the scandalous, banned work that all of Paris is talking about, The Book of Spirits, Eugénie is determined to escape from the asylum—and the bonds of her gender—and seek out those who will believe in her. And for that she will need Genevieve's help . . .

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Victoria Mas has worked in film in the United States, where she lived for eight years. She graduated from the Sorbonne University, where she received a master's degree in contemporary literature. The Mad Women’s Ball, her first novel, has won several prizes in France, including the Prix Stanislas and Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and has been hailed as the bestselling debut of the season.

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XX

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BY RIAN HUGHES

A "massive work of dizzying originiality" (Boston Globe), XX is an inventive and boldly designed science–fiction epic by acclaimed graphic designer Rian Hughes —now in paperback Praise for XX “XX . . . delights in exploring design's potential to amplify meaning. . . . like the best pulp tales, it keeps you turning the pages, engages with big ideas and delivers an authentic jolt of awe as it takes its galaxy– spanning conceit to the limit, and then some.” —Neville Hawcock, Financial Times “XX is a page turner that transcends the typical alien story, becoming an engaging treatise on the nature and development of written language and its indelible impact on human culture.” —the Boston Globe “Vastly ambitious, XX is the most astonishing blend of narrative, meta–narrative and visuals. Real ‘wow’ moments and big ideas combine with brilliant typographical flourishes to create the Moby Dick of sci–fi.” —the Daily Mail “Come for the lush design, stay for the Clarkeian ideas and sly sense of humour.” —SFX “Every single page has been meticulously crafted, appearing exactly as the author intends. Not a single piece of punctuation is without point or purpose.” —Sci–Fi Now The battle for your mind has already begun. At Jodrell Bank Observatory in England, a radio telescope has detected a mysterious signal of extraterrestrial origin— a message that may be the first communication from an interstellar civilization. Has Humanity made first contact? Is the signal itself a form of alien life? Could it be a threat? If so, how will the people of Earth respond? Jack Fenwick, artificial intelligence expert, believes that he and his associates at tech start–up Intelligencia can interpret the message and find a way to step into the realm the signal encodes. What they find is a complex alien network beyond anything mankind has imagined. Drawing on Dada, punk, and the modernist movements of the 20th century, XX is assembled from redacted NASA reports, artwork, magazine articles, secret transcripts, and a novel within a novel. Deconstructing layout and language in order to explore how ideas propagate, acclaimed designer and artist Rian Hughes’s debut novel presents a compelling vision of humanity’s unique place in the universe, and a realistic depiction of what might happen in the wake of the biggest scientific discovery in human history. Propulsive and boldly designed, XX is a gripping, wildly imaginative, utterly original work.

UNIQUE IN THE MARKET: Brilliant, eye–catching design with typefaces and art created for this novel make this a one– of–a–kind book that is as interesting an object as it is a narrative. FAN BASE: A sci–fi House of Leaves, the novel’s world building and deeply layered story will appeal to fans of The Three–Body Problem, Seveneves, and the Southern Reach trilogy, as well as readers of Ted Chiang’s short stories and near–future sci–fi and speculative fiction. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Hughes is highly regarded in the comic book and graphic design worlds. His work has appeared in Marvel Comics, 2000 AD, and Valiant Comics, where he’s worked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

SPECIFICATIONS * 992 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5070-0 US $25.00 CAN $32.00

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Rian Hughes is a graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, and typographer who has worked extensively for the British and American advertising, music, and comic book industries. He has written and drawn comics for 2000 AD and Batman Black and White and designed logos for the Avengers, the X–Men, Superman, record label Hedkandi, MTV, and James Bond. He has edited books on mid–century lifestyle illustration and custom typography, and written on semiotics, culture, and collecting vintage science–fiction pulps and paperbacks. In 2020 he was nominated for an Eisner Award for his book Logo–a–gogo. He lives in London.

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Go Home, Ricky!

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BY GENE KWAK

From a rising literary star comes a fresh, satirical novel about masculinity and tenderness, fatherhood and motherhood, set in the world of semi–professional wrestling—now in paperback Praise for Go Home, Ricky! “Propulsive and poetic. . . it pounds out a drumbeat of pure sound, amid which, if you focus, you can find plentiful deadpan insights into the consummate strangeness of contemporary Middle America.” —the Chicago Review of Books “It takes a writer of extreme talent to handle a narrator so rough–edged, and Kwak is indeed talented. Like Ricky, his prose is deceptive. It will draw you in with its humor, its easy flow, but to craft a voice that feels so true and lived in takes a careful and delicate hand, a writer unafraid to be completely open and exposed.” —Electric Literature “Kwak’s unconventional and sharp writing . . . draws readers in. Go Home, Ricky! explores race, class, and identity in subtle yet fascinating ways and is an extremely promising first novel from a distinct voice.” —Booklist “Hugely engaging and bitingly funny . . . that rare story that makes you feel, in the end, like you’ve made a lifelong friend.” —Hyphen Magazine “One of the best books of the year . . . Kwak’s knack for sharp prose and tight plot are on full display throughout the entire book . . . Everything about Ricky is perfect . . . Go Home, Ricky! is a must read.” —Debutiful “Gene Kwak is a force to be reckoned with. I’m astonished by the way he poses questions of masculinity and racial identity with such a deftness that they appear both subtle and urgent at once. I cannot wait for this novel to find its readers.” —Jac Jemc, author of The Grip of It and False Bingo

INCREDIBLE PRAISE:Go Home, Ricky! received stellar praise from the Chicago Review of Books, Publishers Weekly (starred review), and Electric Literature, and was featured in roundups for Vanity Fair, the International Examiner, Fanbyte and was a selection of the Rumpus book club. NEW VOICE IN FICTION: Kwak is a writer of true voice and immense talent, and his debut novel, written in strong, often hilarious prose, offers a story about identity that we haven’t read before, in a world we haven’t seen before. AUDIENCE: There was a successful hardcover tour at more than a dozen major indie bookstores. This is for readers of Tommy Orange and Joshua Ferris.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5362-6 US $16.00 CAN $20.00

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After seven years on the semi–pro wrestling circuit, Ricky Twohatchet, aka. Richard Powell, needs one last match before he gets called up to the big leagues. Unlike some wrestlers who only play the stereotype, Ricky believes he comes by his persona honestly—he’s half white and half Native American—even if he’s never met his father. But the night of the match in Omaha, Nebraska, something askew in their intricate choreography sets him on a course for disaster. He finishes with a neck injury that leaves him in a restrictive brace and a video already going viral: him spewing profanities at his ex–partner, Johnny America. Injury aside, he’s out of the league. Without a routine or identity, Ricky spirals downward, finally setting off to learn about his father, and what he finds will explode everything he knows about who he is—as a man, a friend, a son, a partner, and a wrestler. Go Home, Ricky! is a sometimes–witty, sometimes–heart–wrenching, but always gripping look into the complexities of identity. Gene Kwak has published fiction and nonfiction both in print and online in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Wigleaf, Redivider, Hobart, Electric Literature, and in the flash anthology Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction. He teaches at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Go Home, Ricky! is his debut novel.

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From Tokidoki: The Art of Simone Legno • By Simone Legno


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Tokidoki: The Art of Simone Legno BY SIMONE LEGNO

Celebrate the history and explore the unique universe of tokidoki in this 400–page monograph

SELLING POINTS LARGE ONLINE FOLLOWING: Presents the success story of an extremely popular lifestyle brand with many fans across the major social media platforms. They have more than 800,000 Facebook followers, 280,000 Instagram followers, 35,000 Twitter followers, and 30,000 TikTok followers. POP CULTURE CROSSOVER: Tokidoki: The Art of Simone Legno includes famous brand collaborations with Levi’s, Ladurée, Sephora, and the MLB, as well as pop culture characters from Marvel, Barbie, Hello Kitty, Blizzard, and many more. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Written by the creator of the brand, artist Simone Legno, the book also features a foreword by Paris Hilton.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 color illustrations * 400 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm Tokidoki, which translates to “sometimes” in Japanese, is an internationally recognized and iconic lifestyle brand based on the vision of Italian artist Simone Legno. Since debuting in 2005, tokidoki has amassed a cult–like following for its larger–than–life characters and has emerged as a sought– after global lifestyle brand. Tokidoki has managed to develop commercial public collaborations with brands and organizations like Sephora, Levi’s, MLB, the San Francisco Giants, and T–Mobile, while also developing more artistic partnerships with Karl Lagerfeld and the Guggenheim museum, and crossovers with other iconic pop culture characters like Barbie, Hello Kitty, Marvel heroes, and Peanuts.

* Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ART, ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5711-2 US $60.00 CAN $75.00 UK £45.00

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Simone Legno, who was born in Rome, Italy, is the cofounder and chief creative officer of tokidoki. Legno, who has always had a deep love of Japan and a fascination with world cultures, chose the word tokidoki because he feels “everyone waits for moments that change one’s destiny, by chance or by meeting a new person.” Legno has become a sought–after speaker around the world at museums, universities, and conferences, including at MOCA, the Adobe MAX conference, Berlin Flash Film Festival, ArtCenter College of Design, the Apple store in Osaka, Istituto Europeo di Design, STGCC, and Graphika Manila. While the company is based in Los Angeles, he recently moved to Tokyo with his family.

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Dance Vision

DANCE THROUGH THE EYES OF TODAY’S ARTISTS BY JOSHUA TEAL

A breathtaking collection of contemporary photography, sculpture, illustration, and design that celebrates the world of dance

SELLING POINTS LARGE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: Each of the 50 artists featured in the anthology bring with them large social media followings, ranging from 10,000 to 7.3 million followers, and they will be actively promoting the book. GIFTY PACKAGE: Affordable, attractively packaged, bright, and breathtaking, this book is an ideal gift for anyone interested in art, dance, and the intersection of both. ART SHOWCASE: The anthology features an incredible selection of paintings, illustrations, photographs, sculptures, and performance designs created by world– renowned artists from around the globe.

There’s no question that humans have been fascinated by movement and dance for as long as we’ve been creating art, from prehistoric cave drawings to the paintings of Degas. This stunning art anthology brings together a unique collection of 50 renowned contemporary artists from across the globe whose works celebrate, pay tribute to, and are inspired by the dazzling world of dance. From social media stars to international fine art sensations, household names to rule–breaking newcomers, Dance Vision showcases the wondrous diversity of art and dance today. The artists featured within this anthology boast a variety of unique personal perspectives, approaches, and styles that will be sure to delight and mystify dance and art enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Joshua Teal is a dancer based out of San Francisco. After receiving a BFA in theatre performance from the University of Memphis, where he was named the emerging performer of the year, Teal trained in classical ballet and dance with the Academy of Ballet, Ballet Black, and Collage Dance Collective. He is currently a member of the Peninsula Ballet Theatre alongside teaching private ballet classes, learning sign language, advocating for the elderly, and writing. Eager to explore all facets of his creativity, Dance Vision is Teal’s first book.

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INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF ARTISTS: Subjects include Pippa Samaya from Berlin; Lois Greenfield from New York; Julien Benhamou from Paris; Alice Tikston from St. Petersburg, Russia; Lee Gumbs from Los Angeles; and many more.

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* 300-350 color photographs * 352 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 202mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 256mm * Paperback with Jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

ISBN 978-1-4197-6318-2 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Beeple

EVERYDAYS, THE FIRST 5000 IMAGES BY MIKE WINKELMANN

The first monograph on a digital art phenomenon

SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE: Beeple boasts a massive 1.7 million followers on Instagram and more than 500,000 on Facebook. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Beeple has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5, and many more. He's worked with brands including Louis Vuitton, Apple, Nike, Coca–Cola, and Pepsi. THE FIRST BOOK BY AN INTERNET PHENOMENON: Beeple has created a new piece of art every day for 13 years and has accumulated a legion of fans who are eager for a book.

SPECIFICATIONS * 5000 color illustrations * 400 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 218mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 287mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

Beeple: Everydays, the First 5000 Images is the first monograph dedicated to artist Mike Winkelman, aka Beeple, who is known for his daily digital creations: from twisted pop–culture caricatures to breathtaking sci–fi landscapes. Already a celebrity within the community of digital artists and on social media, Beeple became a global phenomenon on March 11, 2020, when Christie’s sold a digital work of his for more than $69 million, launching the NFT (non–fungible token) craze. This monograph brings together Beeple’s first 5,000 images, created and posted daily by the artist since May 2007, and also features an interview with the author wherein he reflects on his career and newfound celebrity. Mike Winkelmann is a graphic designer from Charleston, South Carolina, who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays, and VR/AR work. After releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops, he worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, and deadmau5, among others. His clients include Louis Vuitton, Apple, Nike, Coca–Cola, and Pepsi.

ART, COMPUTERS, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5691-7 US $65.00 CAN $82.00 UK £45.00

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American Fried Rice: The Art of Mu Pan ISBN 978-1-4197-5055-7 US $65.00 CAN $82.00 UK £45.00

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Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds BY PHIL AND SARAH STOKES

A deep dive into the creative world and personal archive of the master of horror Clive Barker, from Hellraiser and Candyman to today

SELLING POINTS POP CULTURE RELEVANCE: A bestselling novelist, filmmaker, playwright, photographer, artist, and overall master of horror, Barker has been a huge name across all types of media since the mid–1960s. Even today, he’s still releasing new material and partnering with major names; in 2021 alone, Barker’s cult classic Candyman was remade and released as a blockbuster Jordan Peele production, and HBO is releasing a Hellraiser miniseries to continue the massively successful franchise. Barker has also recently worked with Hulu, Marvel, and BOOM! Studios among others. FOLLOWING AND FAN BASE: This book will be the first official monograph for Barker’s extensive and deeply devoted fan base. His 500,000 followers across Facebook and Twitter are avid participants in his world, constantly seeking new ways to interact with and support the beloved icon’s creative projects.

“I’ve seen the future of horror . . . and his name is Clive Barker.” In the mid–1980s, Stephen King inducted a young English novelist into the world of great genre writers, and since then, this genius creator has only continued to expand his field of activity. Created by his two most loyal collaborators, Phil and Sarah Stokes, Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds is the first book to shed light on the massive scope of Barker’s creative work. With the help of Barker himself, this book contains exclusive insight from those who have worked with him creatively and professionally, alongside analyses of his works and comments over four decades from industry contemporaries and friends such as Ramsey Campbell, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, Peter Straub, Armistead Maupin, J.G. Ballard, Wes Craven, and many more. The book spans Barker’s world, highlighting classics such as the character Pinhead, an icon in the pantheon of horror cinema; the Hellraiser series of 10 films and a forthcoming HBO miniseries; and the cult films Nightbreed and Candyman, the latter of which was rebooted as a Jordan Peele production in 2021. In literature, Barker has written the horror anthology series Books of Blood, which was recently adapted by Hulu, as well as numerous fantasy sagas. Weaveworld and The Great and Secret Show have become instant genre classics, and Abarat is a beloved bestselling series for young adults. In the world of comics, Barker has partnered with major publishers such as Marvel and BOOM! Studios. This tireless creator has also dipped his toes into the worlds of toys, video games, and art, and his incredible collection of paintings, drawings, and photographs have been exhibited in galleries over the world. Phil and Sarah Stokes are Clive Barker’s longtime friends and official archivists. The London–based writers and researchers oversee Barker’s official website, fan club, and immense personal collection of manuscripts, art, and more. According to Barker himself, they “have an encyclopedic knowledge of who I am and what I’ve done [and] understand me better than almost anyone on the planet.”

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PERSONAL ARCHIVAL MATERIAL AND INSIGHT: The book is being created by two of Barker’s most important collaborators and lifelong friends. Phil and Sarah Stokes are Barker’s official archivists and have direct access to his personal collections of sketches, handwritten manuscripts, conversations, photographs, and documents. This combination of Barker’s iconic horror worlds with never–before–seen personal materials will create an undoubtedly captivating final product.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color illustrations * 352 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5846-1 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

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From The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night (The Night Eaters Book #1) • Written by Marjorie Liu • Illustrated by Sana Takeda


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Fantastic Four: Full Circle WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY ALEX ROSS

An all–new Marvel Comics graphic novel starring the Fantastic Four, written and illustrated by renowned artist Alex Ross Praise for Fantastic Four: Full Circle “Alex Ross has somehow brilliantly conjured the spirits of the original creators of the Fantastic Four and blended them with his own to bring forth a completely unique storytelling experience. . . . This masterfully executed mind worm stays with you long after you read/experience it.” —Brian Michael Bendis “There were few more seismic events in comics in the 1990s than Marvels, the cleverly conceived and beautifully painted graphic novel serialized by artist Alex Ross and writer Kurt Busiek. Suddenly, a new standard of realism was set for the world of comic books, soon carried over to DC Comics as well. In the past nigh–three decades, Alex Ross has gone from strength to strength, and Fantastic Four: Full Circle from Abrams ComicArts is the latest milestone along that road of excellence.” —Roy Thomas

It’s a rainy night in Manhattan and not a creature is stirring except for . . . Ben Grimm. When an intruder suddenly appears inside the Baxter Building, the Fantastic Four—Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Thing (Ben Grimm)—find themselves surrounded by a swarm of invading parasites. These carrion creatures composed of Negative Energy come to Earth using a human host as a delivery system. But for what purpose? And who is behind this untimely invasion? The Fantastic Four have no choice but to journey into the Negative Zone, an alien universe composed entirely of anti–matter, risking not just their own lives but the fate of the cosmos! Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first longform work written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Alex Ross, who revisits a classic Stan Lee– Jack Kirby story from the 1960s and introduces the storyline for a new generation of readers. With bold, vivid colors and his trademark visual storytelling, Ross takes Marvel’s first team of super heroes to places only he can illustrate. Alex Ross studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, then honed his craft as a storyboard artist before entering the field of comics. In 1993 Marvels–his groundbreaking miniseries with writer Kurt Busiek–created a wider acceptance for painted comics. In 1996 he and writer Mark Waid produced the equally successful Kingdom Come for DC Comics, and Ross followed those up with an extensive series of work including magazine and album covers, as well as a poster for the Academy Awards. Ross has also been the subject of two monographs written and designed by Chip Kidd–Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross and Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. His latest book is The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book (Abrams ComicArts, spring 2021). © 2022 MARVEL

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SELLING POINTS NOTABLE CREATOR: Ross is one of the world’s most respected comics creators. He has won every major award in the industry and has more than 150,000 followers on Twitter and 700,000 followers on Instagram. Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first graphic novel Ross has both written and illustrated in his 30–year career. LARGE FORMAT AND BONUS POSTER: The front flap of the jacket unfolds into a mini–poster featuring an all–new fully painted origin story of the Fantastic Four. BROAD AUDIENCE: A standalone title for both new readers and longtime fans. NEW LINE OF BOOKS: Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first title in a new line of graphic novels by Marvel Comics and Abrams ComicArts called Marvel Arts. MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2019 and is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide. In November 2021, Marvel began its celebration of the Fantastic Four’s 60th anniversary.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST GRAPHIC NOVELS, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-6167-6 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Marvel Value Stamps A VISUAL HISTORY

BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT; TEXT BY ROY THOMAS

The story of the most inspired comic book promotional campaign, collected here for the first time

RIGHTS: World English, with exclusions SELLING POINTS RARE MATERIAL: A complete collection of the original Marvel Value Stamps are near impossible to find and have never been reprinted, making this the essential book for collectors and longtime Marvel fans. RESPECTED AUTHOR: Roy Thomas was Stan Lee’s editor in chief when the Marvel Value Stamps were published. Thomas has since become Marvel’s official historian, authoring two definitive history books for Taschen—75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen (2014) and The Stan Lee Story (2018).

In 1974 Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee devised an ingenious promotional campaign—Marvel Value Stamps, which appeared on the letters pages of their monthly comics. Readers could cut out all 100 of these super hero and super villain stamps and place them in a special mail– order booklet. Once complete, these stamp books could then be redeemed for special discounts and exclusive merchandise. The program was so successful, a second set was released in 1975. And now, for the first time, these original stamp books, stamps, and all of the surrounding ephemera and source material are collected into one must–have volume for collectors and fans, along with text from Marvel Comics historian Roy Thomas and an all–new cover by Alex Ross. Roy Thomas has been a comic book writer and editor since 1965, primarily for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2011, he currently edits Alter Ego magazine, writes the online Tarzan strips, and the occasional comic book. Thomas is also the author of two definitive histories for Taschen–75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen and The Stan Lee Story. He lives in rural South Carolina. © 2022 MARVEL

VALUE PACKAGE: At 368 full– color pages priced at $24.99, Marvel Value Stamps is the type of book that Abrams ComicArts is known for—an extensively researched and detailed look at the ingenious promotional campaign that led readers to buy Marvel comics in unprecedented numbers. Every aspect of these sought–after stamps and their creation are reproduced in one affordable volume.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 368 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - mm * HEIGHT: 9" - mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST COMIC ART ISBN 978-1-4197-4344-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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RIGHTS: World English

PANEL BY PANEL

Spider-Man: Panel by Panel T

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BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, STAN LEE, STEVE DITKO, AND JACK KIRBY; DESIGNED Y ANNIVERSARY AND BY CHIP KIDD; COMMENTARIES BY TOM BREVOORT, MARK EVANIER, SARA DUKE, CONTRIBUTORS: First there was Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel AND CHIP KIDD; PHOTOGRAPHED BY GEOFF SPEAR

Timed for the 60th anniversary of Spider–Man and includes two complete stories plus the original art from the Library of Congress!

by Panel. Now, timed for the 60th anniversary of Spider–Man, award–winning designer Chip Kidd and photographer Geoff Spear deconstruct the iconic issues of Amazing Fantasy no. 15 and The Amazing Spider– Man no. 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, with cover art by Jack Kirby. The volume includes text by Kidd, Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, historian Mark Evanier, and Library of Congress curator Sara Duke. MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics, having celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020, is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide.

Spider–Man first swung onto the comic book pages in August 1962 with the publication of Amazing Fantasy no. 15, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and with cover art by Jack Kirby, which was soon followed by The Amazing Spider–Man no. 1 in March 1963. Sixty years after the comics' publication, award–winning graphic designer Chip Kidd reimagines the iconic first stories using original vintage copies of both comic books to present these classic tales in a whole new way. Perfect for both lifelong fans and the latest generation of Marvel enthusiasts, the book also includes text by Chip Kidd, Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, historian Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics), and Library of Congress curator Sara Duke. Stunningly photographed by award–winning photographer Geoff Spear, Amazing Fantasy no. 15 and Amazing Spider–Man no. 1 are showcased as you’ve never seen them before—oversized and up–close. This is a panel–by–panel exploration of both entire issues that captures every single detail and nuance of Lee and Ditko’s groundbreaking story, making it a must–have for every comic book collection. Stan Lee (1922–2018) was a writer, editor, comic book creator, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Steve Ditko (1927–2018) was one of the most influential American comic book artists of all time, and the co–creator of Spider–Man. Jack Kirby (1917–94) created or co– created some of comic books’ most popular characters. Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer and editor at large for Pantheon. A three–time Eisner Award winner, he has written and designed more than a dozen books on comics. Geoff Spear is an award–winning photographer. Tom Brevoort is an executive editor and VP of publishing at Marvel Comics. Mark Evanier is a writer and historian and author of the award–winning Kirby: King of Comics. Sara Duke is a curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Arts in the Prints and Photographs division of the Library of Congress.

NOT ONE BUT TWO COMPLETE STORIES: In Spider–Man: Panel by Panel, Kidd and Spear examine both comic books, as well as the original art for Amazing Fantasy no. 15 from the Library of Congress. These bonus pages are included in their entirety along with close–up details and handwritten notes between Lee and Ditko from the margins of the pages.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 384 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-6401-1 US $60.00 CAN $75.00 UK £45.00

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Marvel Classic Black Light Collectible Poster Portfolio Volume 2 BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, ROY THOMAS (CONTRIBUTOR)

Complete your collection of the Marvel Comics black light posters with volume two of the Marvel Classic Black Light Poster Portfolio, featuring 12 additional ready–to–frame reproductions of the original 24 posters, first published in 1971 by Marvel Comics and Third Eye, Inc.

RIGHTS: World English, with exclusions SELLING POINTS MAJOR ANNIVERSARY: 2021 marked the 50th anniversary for the legendary series of Marvel black light posters published in 1971 by Third Eye, Inc. NEAR FACSIMILE: Reproduced for the first time since 1971, the Abrams’ posters are a near facsimile of the originals (21-1/2 x 33"), scaled down slightly to fit standard frames. COLLECTIBLE ITEMS: The original posters are highly collectible, selling for hundreds of dollars at conventions and on eBay. NOTABLE CREATORS: Features artwork by legendary Marvel Comics illustrators Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., Gil Kane, and others.

SPECIFICATIONS * 12 color illustrations * 24 pages * WIDTH: 20" - 508mm * HEIGHT: 30" - 762mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER The Marvel Super Heroes are back! Fans will light up with this second volume of the psychedelic, collectible portfolio featuring 12 frameable black–light posters of celebrated Marvel Comics characters, such as Spider–Man, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Doctor Strange, and Black Bolt, illustrated by legendary artists including Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., Gil Kane, and more. Included in this second volume are 12 additional rare images from the original series of 24 posters, which were first printed in 1971 by Marvel Comics and the famed black–light publisher Third Eye, Inc. The portfolio also features a brief history of Third Eye and their Marvel Comics black–light publishing program by historian and former Marvel editor in chief Roy Thomas, along with images of the original comic book art featured on the posters. This vibrant, far–out collection is perfect for fans who are looking to brighten their lives. Features include: ·12 high–quality reproduction posters, ready–to–frame in standard 20" x 30" frame ·Printed in fluorescent inks for viewing in black light ·Packaged in a fully designed archival box for safe storing plus a self– mailer ·Brief history of the posters and the original comic book art by historian and former Marvel editor in chief Roy Thomas

COMIC ART, POP CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-6336-6 US $125.00 CAN $157.00 UK £90.00

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Roy Thomas has been a comic book writer and editor since 1965, primarily for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2011, he currently edits Alter Ego magazine and writes the online Tarzan strips and the occasional comic book. Thomas is also the author of two definitive histories for Taschen–75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen and The Stan Lee Story. He lives in rural South Carolina. © 2022 MARVEL

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PHENOMENA

Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes (Phenomena Book 1) BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO

Brian Michael Bendis (co–creator of Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, and Naomi) and André Lima Araújo (A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance) bring you Phenomena, a brand–new fantasy adventure series starting with The Golden City of Eyes Praise for Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes “The world–building, the scope, the creatures, and the architecture . . . Phenomena looks like nothing you’ve ever seen. Bendis has always been a master of the power of story, but with Araújo they unlock something entirely original and fantastic. You’ll love this—and your family will too.” —Brad Meltzer, bestselling author “Humor, adventure, monsters, and mayhem—and the art is beautiful! A wild ride through a dangerous and wondrous sci–fi world from one of my all–time favorite writers!” —Kami Garcia, New York Times bestselling author

SELLING POINTS ALL–STAR CREATORS: Bendis is an award–winning, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the most successful writers working in comics. Araújo is the co–creator of A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance (with Rick Remender), a new comic series published by Image Comics. CROSSOVER SERIES: This action–packed and immersive series is perfect for adult readers, but it is also a great fit for young readers as well. PUBLISHING SCHEDULE AND OTHER FORMATS: Book two will publish in 2023 and book three in 2024.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 6 5/8" - 168mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER GRAPHIC NOVELS Phenomena is the story of a young boy named Bolden and his warrior friend Spike—survivors of a phenomena that took over Earth years ago. Not an apocalypse . . . something far more interesting. We follow Bolden and Spike as they are forced to team up with another lost orphan of the world, Matilde. The trio of heroes go on a globetrotting adventure that takes them to a magical, mysterious place called the Golden City of Eyes. As they quest across this epically crazy new world looking for answers and purpose, they face off against dark forces big and small, changing the world better along the way. In each book in the series, our heroes travel to different parts of the magical world of Phenomena by various modes of transportation, each more and more fantastical than the mode that preceded it. Their journey is personal, and every chapter takes the trio toward a different, visually iconic destination, and each location, character, and chapter reveals clues to the shape of the world and how they got there—and, ultimately, their purpose. With Phenomena, Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo deliver a universe chock full of unforgettable characters, full–tilt action, and stunning imagination and world–building that is perfect for fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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Brian Michael Bendis is a Peabody and Eisner Award– winning comics creator, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He is the co–creator of Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, Naomi, and dozens of other characters and stories. He lives in Portland, Oregon. André Lima Araújo is an architect and comics creator who has worked for the major comics publishers in the United States and on an ever–growing body of creator–owned projects. His latest book is the original crime thriller A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance, co–created with Rick Remender. Araújo lives in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, with his wife and their three daughters.

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THE NIGHT EATERS

The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night (The Night Eaters Book #1) BY MARJORIE LIU, ILLUSTRATED BY SANA TAKEDA

The first volume in a new graphic novel horror trilogy from Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda—the team behind the New York Times bestselling series Monstress

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING CREATIVE TEAM: Liu and Takeda are the New York Times–bestselling and Eisner Award–winning creators of Monstress. THE FIRST OF ITS KIND: The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night is Liu’s debut adult trade graphic novel. HIGHLY DECORATED AUTHOR: Liu has won multiple Hugo Awards, British Fantasy Awards, the Harvey Award, and five Eisner Awards, making her the first–ever woman—and woman of color—to win an Eisner Award in the best writer category. BIPOC VOICES IN HORROR: With a similar tone to the films Get Out and Sorry to Bother You, She Eats the Night reflects the rise of creators of color in the horror genre. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Liu’s irresistible dark humor centers on Asian–American characters and identity.

Chinese American twins, Milly and Billy, are having a tough time. On top of the multiple failures in their personal and professional lives, they’re struggling to keep their restaurant afloat. Luckily their parents, Ipo and Keon, are in town for their annual visit. Having immigrated from Hong Kong before the twins were born, Ipo and Keon have supported their children through thick and thin and are ready to lend a hand—but they're starting to wonder, has their support made Milly and Billy incapable of standing on their own? When Ipo forces them to help her clean up the house next door—a hellish and run–down ruin that was the scene of a grisly murder—the twins are in for a nasty surprise. A night of terror, gore, and supernatural mayhem reveals that there is much more to Ipo and her children than meets the eye. Eisner Award–winning and bestselling author Marjorie Liu and illustrator Sana Takeda, the team behind the New York Times bestselling series, Monstress, have crafted a wild and wicked tale that will leave readers hungry for more. She Eats the Night is the perfect start to the Night Eaters trilogy, which is a combination of Monsters by Barry Windsor–Smith and Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Marjorie Liu is an attorney and New York Times bestselling novelist and comic book writer. Her work at Marvel includes the series X–23, Black Widow, and Astonishing X–Men. She is also the co–creator of Monstress from Image Comics, which has won many accolades, including five Eisner Awards, making Liu the first–ever woman–and woman of color–to win an Eisner in the best writer category. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sana Takeda is a Japanese Hugo and Eisner Award–winning illustrator and comic book artist behind the Monstress series. After having worked as a designer at Sega Corp., she became a freelancer. While drawing for Marvel, she also creates illustrations for games and children's books. Takeda lives in Tokyo.

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SILVER

Silver: Of Treasures and Thieves (Silver Book #1) BY STEPHAN FRANCK

A rollicking vampire–filled graphic novel heist that will keep you guessing until the very end for fans of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Ocean’s Eleven from award– nominated animator and comic book creator Stephan Franck

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNER:Silver, Franck’s graphic novel debut under the Dark Planet imprint, earned a nomination for the prestigious Russ Manning Award at San Diego Comic–Con in 2014 and a 2015 Geekie Award nomination for Best Comic/Graphic Novel. Silver also landed on ComiXology’s Essential Reads list. HIGH–PROFILE TALENT: Franck, a movie animator, has worked on cult classics and beloved franchises alike—from The Iron Giant and Space Jam to the Despicable Me franchise and Spiderman: Into The Spider–Verse. MODERN TWIST ON A CLASSIC: Franck takes Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula, and wonders, “what if?” What if vampires still existed? And what if they were guarding a massive treasure? What if a scrappy band of misfits could grift ancient vampires?

There are only two kinds of objects in this world. The ones that shine and the ones that don’t. Silver’s protagonist, James Finnigan, only concerns himself with objects from the first category. Those objects don’t hide in plain sight. They hide in dark places. When Finnigan loses his grifter gang’s lifetime fortune in a heist gone wrong, he stumbles on a consolation prize in the crypt of the Harker Foundation—a notebook that tells of an ancient, immeasurable treasure, accompanied by a bar of pure silver to prove it. It’s a tall tale, but also Finnigan’s only lead. In an effort to make up for what he’s lost, he mounts the heist of the millennium in search of the Silver Dragon. Just one catch: The famed treasure is said to be hidden in a castle full of vampires. Set in the noir–pulp era of the 1930s, award–nominated animator Stephan Franck’s Silver is a rip–roaring, genre–bending graphic novel that draws on the best of gothic horror and heist tropes to tell a story that is pure adventure. Silver offers the captivating dynamics of an ensemble cast of misfits, while inviting us to accept that Bram Stoker’s Dracula was a tale of fact, not fiction. The result is a smart, innovative story complete with world–class visuals and sharply drawn characters that’s equal parts action, humor, and heart. Stephan Franck is an animator/writer/director/comic book creator. He was a supervising animator on the cult classic The Iron Giant and contributed story to Despicable Me. He cocreated the animated TV series Corneil & Bernie (Nicktoons–Hub Network), received an Annie Award nomination for Best Director in a TV Program for Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, and supervised the animation of Marvel Studios’ What If...?. He lives in Los Angeles.

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THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Ominous Omnibus Vol. 1: Scary Tales & Scarier Tentacles BY MATT GROENING. INTRODUCTION BY BART SIMPSON.

The first of three volumes collecting the complete Simpsons Treehouse of Horror comics by creator Matt Groening, packaged in a deluxe, die–cut slipcase that glows in the dark

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS ENDURING PROPERTY:The Simpsons has been on the air for more than 30 years, and has won 34 Primetime Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, and a Peabody Award. DELUXE PACKAGE: This hardcover collection is beautifully designed and packaged in a deluxe, glow–in–the–dark, die–cut slipcase that matches the format of The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis (spring 2010). ALL–STAR CONTRIBUTORS: Features contributions from notable names in comics and entertainment such as Sergio Aragonés, Paul Dini, Gerry Duggan, Garth Ennis, Pia Guerra, Mark Hamill, Thomas Lennon, Gail Simone, Jill Thompson, Bernie Wrightson, and Rob Zombie. CONTINUING SERIES: This is the first of three volumes, with volumes two and three timed for Halloween promotions in 2023 and 2024.

SPECIFICATIONS The Treehouse of Horror started as an annual Halloween tradition on The Simpsons, beginning during the second season in 1990. In fall 1995, the first of 23 comics were produced by Bongo, telling new stories written and illustrated by some of the biggest names in comics, including Michael Allred (Madman), Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son), and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), as well as celebrities such as Mark Hamill, Thomas Lennon, and Patton Oswalt. Collected for the first time in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with an all–new die–cut cover that glows in the dark, these award–winning comics place the world’s most beloved animated family in exciting horror, science–fiction, and supernatural settings, making this series the perfect gift for the Halloween season and Simpsons fans of all ages. The volume also includes an introduction from Bart Simpson. Matt Groening is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award–winning series The Simpsons, as well as the creator of the animated television series Futurama and Disenchantment. In addition to supervising the ongoing production of his television series, he wrote and illustrated “Life in Hell,” a weekly syndicated comic strip from 1977 to 2012. Groening lives in Los Angeles.

* With glow-in-the-dark die-cut slipcase and full-color illustrations throughout * 416 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/8" - 206mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-3712-1 US $39.99 CAN $49.99 UK £30.00

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The Last Mechanical Monster BY BRIAN FIES

From Brian Fies, the acclaimed graphic novelist of Mom’s Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, and A Fire Story, comes a classic comic book adventure for all ages

SELLING POINTS EISNER–NOMINATED COMIC:The Last Mechanical Monster was first serialized online as a webcomic and nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in both 2014 and 2015. HOUSE AUTHOR: Fies has a strong track with Abrams; all of his titles have been critically acclaimed, and his most recent title, A Fire Story, received an incredible four starred reviews. ADDED VALUE: Includes a four– page removable paper toy on card stock for readers to create their own mechanical monster.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout with pull-out paper toy * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7" - mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5612-2 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

Decades after being imprisoned for threatening his city with an army of giant robots, an elderly scientist reenters society, only to discover he needs help navigating life in the 21st century. Experiencing real kindness and friendship for the first time, his new relationships challenge the inventor’s single–minded devotion for vengeance—just as his plans threaten to spiral out of his control. The Last Mechanical Monster by Brain Fies is a story about ambition, creativity, mortality, friendship, and legacy. But it is also a story about how we want to be remembered, and what we leave behind. This latest graphic novel from Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, and A Fire Story) already has a fan base and a considerable history of accomplishment. Initially published online as a webcomic, it was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in both 2014 and 2015. It is also a pivot from Fies’s more serious graphic novels, created at a time when he was between large, demanding projects, and needing to remind himself that comics could and should be fun and provide a joyful escape—something we can all use a little more of these days.

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Brian Fies is a writer and cartoonist. His widely acclaimed first graphic novel, Mom’s Cancer, won the Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in 2005 (the first webcomic to win this award and the inspiration for the category), the 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize for Best Comic, the 2007 Harvey Award for Best New Talent, and the 2007 German Children's Literature Award. He is also the author of the acclaimed, award– winning graphic novels A Fire Story, which received four starred reviews and a regional Emmy Award for an animated adaptation, and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, winner of the American Astronautical Society’s 2009 Eugene M. Emme Award for Best Young Adult Literature. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

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Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars A GRAPHIC MEMOIR

BY RICK LOUIS, ILLUSTRATED BY LARA ANTAL

A graphic novel memoir recounting one parent's unique and wrenching journey caring for a child with a terminal diagnosis Praise for Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars “I found it a deeply affecting work. An honest and unsentimental account of a family’s tragedy. The book charts Rick Louis’ struggle to find the tiniest amounts of solace in this devastating event, and his ultimate belief that every second he spent with his son was life–affirming. He finds light in the darkest of places, and that is a message we can all learn from.” —Darryl Cunningham, creator of Putin’s Russia: the Rise of a Dictator, and Billionaires: The Lives of the Rich and Powerful

SELLING POINTS GRAPHIC MEMOIR: This genre has proven to have staying power with ongoing sales of graphic novels such as Mom’s Cancer, The Best We Could Do, and My Friend Dahmer. FINDING JOY: Louis stresses that this is not just a record of his son Ronan’s death. It is about the love and joy of a life that was shorter than most. STORIES OF RESILIENCE: Tom Hart’s Rosalie Lightning and Liana Finck’s Passing for Human tell similar stories of human resilience and have become classics of the graphic novel medium. TWO POINTS OF VIEW: The author’s ex–wife, Emily Rapp Black, has shared her experience of Ronan’s story in her prose collection The Still Point of the Turning World (2013) and Sanctuary: A Memoir (2021).

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout When Rick and Emily’s infant son Ronan is diagnosed with Tay–Sachs, an incurable neurological disorder, they are faced with the practical and emotional hurdles of parenting and loving their son—despite the shadow of inevitable loss. Rick Louis narrates this original graphic memoir, with illustrator Lara Antal translating the space that Ronan occupies before, during, and after his life, using flights of fancy and imagination to express the bizarre, heartbreaking, and sometimes even silly reality of human beings suddenly trapped in an impossible situation. Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars is a graphic memoir for fans of Liana Finck’s Passing for Human and Tom Hart’s Rosalie Lightning, which was a Goodreads Choice Award semifinalist, Amazon Best Book of 2016, on the Washington Post’s Best Graphic Novels of 2016 list, and one of Publishers Weekly’s 100 Best Books of 2016. Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars is a story of warmth and of heartbreak—about finding joy in life, no matter how long or short that life might be. Rick Louis was born in New York City and raised by Star Trek. After college and a year on the road as a circus roustabout, he managed to get a couple of plays produced off–off–Broadway. Relocating to Los Angeles, he worked as a writer on movie scripts and sketch comedy. As a tattooed vegan on a bike, he eventually moved to Portland, Oregon, where he works as a freelance writer and editor. Lara Antal is an artist who loves black humor, black coffee, and colorful characters. Her work has appeared in places like the Washington Post and the Skimm, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, WNYC–NPR, the Huffington Post, Bustle, and more. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her almost–toothless chihuahua, Chuck.

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Homecoming BY KAITLIN CHAN

A graphic novel memoir that explores the author’s coming out experience through stories of the queer community in Taiwan

SELLING POINTS GRAPHIC MEMOIR: This genre has proven to be extremely popular and have lasting staying power, as seen with titles such as Save It for Later, The Best We Could Do, and My Friend Dahmer. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE:Homecoming explores queerness through a different, often overlooked lens— the eyes of a young Asian woman. DYNAMIC NEW TALENT: With her work appearing in the New Yorker, Poets & Writers, Asian American Writers Workshop, and more, Chan is an explosively talented cartoonist ready to make a big splash.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-5518-7 In 2019, Kaitlin Chan quit her full–time job as a curator in Hong Kong to plunge headfirst into an artist fellowship in Taipei, Taiwan's capital city, a well–known safe haven for queer people in the region. Alone in a new country, she finally began to embrace and make sense of her own queer identity. As she tried to make new friends—through mutual friends, the zine community, and, of course, Instagram—the interactions all began with the same question: "When did you know you were queer?" The result of Chan’s year of transformative conversations is Homecoming, a graphic memoir about coming out as a queer millennial at the dawn of a new era of LGBTQIA+ rights in Asia. It threads Chan’s own coming out journey with eight wildly diverging stories from the extraordinary individuals she met in Taipei. From a culture frequently stereotyped, Chan shares how she redefined herself as a queer woman of color: who she could love, what her future should be, traditional family structures, gender roles, creating art, and everything in between. With the inquisitiveness of Mira Jacobs, the prickly tenderness of Jillian Tamaki, and the emotional range of Jenny Zhang, Homecoming fills an essential gap in queer narratives at a historic juncture.

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Kaitlin Chan is a cartoonist and cultural worker from Hong Kong. Her comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker online, Popula, the Margins, and AWRY Comics. She has been the recipient of a Mortimer Brandeis–Hays Traveling Fellowship (2019–20) and a finalist for the 2021 Cartoonist Studio Prize. With friends, she facilitates Queer Reads Library, a mobile collection of queer books and zines focused on Hong Kong and the Asian diaspora. Homecoming is her debut graphic novel. Chan currently resides in Hong Kong.

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Mimosa BY ARCHIE BONGIOVANNI

Archie Bongiovanni, the comics artist behind the hit A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, explores queerness in this shockingly frank and funny adult graphic novel

SELLING POINTS UNAPOLOGETICALLY QUEER: Mimosa doesn’t shy away from its LGBTQIA+ subject matter, exploring sexuality, gender, and adulthood in a refreshingly honest way. GROWING MARKET: The market for LGBTQIA+ stories is expanding, moving from a niche selection to a large and inclusive library of graphic novels. MAJOR TALENT: Bongiovanni is the cartoonist behind A Quick and Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns, which received a starred review from School Library Journal, was a Publishers Weekly Favorite Reads of 2018, a 2018 Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year for Teen Nonfiction, and one of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 272 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket In this graphic novel by Archie Bongiovanni, best friends and chosen family Chris, Elise, Jo, and Alex work hard to keep themselves afloat. Their regular brunches hold them together even as the rest of their lives threaten to fall apart. In an effort to avoid being the oldest gays at the party, the crew decides to put on a new queer event called Grind–specifically for homos in their dirty thirties. Grind is a welcome distraction from their real problems: after a messy divorce, Chris adjusts to being a single parent while struggling to reconnect to their queer community. Elise is caught between feelings for her boss and the career of her dreams. Jo tries to navigate the murky boundaries of being a supportive friend and taking care of her own needs. And Alex is guarding a secret that might change his friendships forever. While navigating exes at work, physical and mental exhaustion, and drinking way, way too much on weekdays, this chosen family proves that being messy doesn’t always go away with age. Archie Bongiovanni is a comics artist and illustrator who focuses on making work that’s gay and good. They’re the co–creator of the award–winning A Quick and Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns and the creator of Grease Bats, a serialized comic about two queer BFFs navigating dating and late–stage capitalism. Bongiovanni's the author of History Comics: Stonewall, and their work has appeared intheNew Yorker, the Nib, Vice, and Autostraddle. They lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Queenie: Godmother of Harlem BY AURELIE LEVY AND ELIZABETH COLOMBA, ILLUSTRATED BY ELIZABETH COLOMBA

A historical graphic novel inspired by the life of Harlem’s legendary mobster, Stephanie Saint–Clair

SELLING POINTS BLACK HEROINE: Queenie features a female Black main character who, though not always good, fiercely advocated for Black rights during a time of segregation and racism. MEGASCOPE ON THE RISE: Queenie will be the newest addition to the Megascope line, which began with the publication of Across the Tracks and looks to feature Black speculative fiction and shed light on forgotten Black histories. AMAZING CREATIVE TEAM: Levy and Columbo deliver a sharp noir story with beautiful black–and–white graphic art. UPCOMING TV ADAPTATION: The book has been optioned for a live–action TV adaptation by a major Hollywood studio, and an A–list star is attached to play the leading role.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout Queenie follows the life of Stephanie Saint–Clair—the infamous criminal who made herself a legend in Harlem in the 1930s. Born on a plantation in the French colony of Martinique, Saint–Clair left the island in 1912 and found success in New York, rising up through poverty and battling extreme racism to become the ruthless queen of Harlem’s mafia and a fierce defender of the Black community. A racketeer and a bootlegger, Saint–Clair dedicated her wealth and compassion to the struggling masses of Harlem, giving loans and paying debts to those around her. But with Prohibition ending, and under threat by Italian mobsters seeking to take control of her operation, she launched a merciless war to save her territory and her skin. Author Aurelie Levy and co–writer and illustrator Elizabeth Colomba’s meticulous details—in both story and art—bring Saint–Clair’s story to life in a tense narrative, against a sometimes bloody backdrop of jazz and voodoo. The story tackles the themes of colonization, corruption, police violence, and racial identity, but above all, Queenie celebrates the genius of a woman forgotten by history.

Aurelie Levy is a French writer and director. In 2007 she directed her first documentary and subsequently collaborated with Anthony Bourdain on two episodes of his infamous program No Reservations. For the past three years, Levy has been following a group of young photographers around the world for the documentary series Off the Grid. She is based in Paris. Elizabeth Colomba is the co–writer and illustrator of Queenie. She is an artist of Martinique descent, born and raised in France, now living in New York City. Depicting stories featuring Black characters, Colomba analyzes the construction of identity and the tangled relationships between past, present, and future in the Black collective identity.

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The Keeper BY TANANARIVE DUE AND STEVEN BARNES, ILLUSTRATED BY MARCO FINNEGAN

A young Black girl finds herself trapped between desperation and her family’s dark history in this horror graphic novel

SELLING POINTS BIG MEDIA INTEREST:The Keeper was optioned by Monkeypaw, Jordan Peele’s production company, which has created hit, genre–changing movies such as Get Out and Us. CELEBRATED CREATORS: Due and Barnes, NAACP Image Award winners and New York Times bestselling authors, are a powerhouse duo and acclaimed and honored voices in the Afrofuturist, horror, and fantasy genres. ARTISTIC TALENT: Finnegan delivers strong, graphic art that is sure to delight and terrify readers. SPECULATIVE FICTION AT ITS FINEST: With the success of Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and ComicArts’ Megascope titles such as After the Rain, Abrams is carving a space in the market as a leader in speculative and Afro–horror graphic novels.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout Aisha has suffered a devastating loss. Her parents were killed in a car crash, and now she must move to decrepit and derelict Detroit to live with her ailing grandmother. However, shortly after moving in, Aisha's grandmother’s health rapidly deteriorates. With her dying breath, she summons the dark spirit that has protected their family for generations to watch over Aisha. At first it seems that this spirit, whom Aisha refers to as the Keeper, is truly doing as her grandmother asked, caring for Aisha and keeping her safe; however, it soon becomes clear that this being can only sustain itself by stealing life from others. As the Keeper begins to prey on the apartment building’s other residents, Aisha and her friends must come together to destroy it . . . or die trying. Written by masters of horror Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes and illustrated by Marco Finnegan, The Keeper reflects on the horror Black Americans face every day, while still staying true to the genre. Tananarive Due is an award–winning author who teaches Black horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award. Due is married to author Steven Barnes, with whom she collaborates on screenplays. They live in Los Angeles with their son Jason and two cats. Steven Barnes is a New York Times bestselling, NAACP Image Award–winning author of more than thirty novels. Nominated for Nebula and Hugo awards, and winner of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award, he is a pioneering Afrofuturist. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tananarive Due. Marco Finnegan is a storyboard and comic book artist known for his work with 12–Gauge, Vault, Boom, Image Comics, and Lerner Books. He lives in Southern California with his wife and four children.

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Hardears

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BY NIGEL LYNCH, ILLUSTRATED BY MATTHEW CLARKE

Barbadian folklore meets superheroes in this Afro–Caribbean fantasy adventure story—now in paperback Praise for Hardears “The illustrations are detailed, both for figures and setting, evoking superhero comics through the level of action conveyed, and the vibrant colors are perfect for the tropical setting . . . Fans of Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings may eagerly embrace the politics and interactions between the various races of the Hardears Islands.” —Booklist

APPEALS TO AN UNDERSERVED AUDIENCE: Presents a huge opportunity to target the Afro–Caribbean population in the United States and abroad. More than three million people of Afro–Caribbean descent live in North America alone. Brooklyn’s own West Indian J’Ouvert parade attracts one to three million visitors annually. EXPANDS THE MEGASCOPE BRAND: Hardears was the first title on the Megascope list with international creators, providing opportunities to expand into new markets and reach a broader audience. BREATHTAKING ART: Clarke and Lynch transport readers to Barbados with their original and stunning visual language.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 208 pages * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER GRAPHIC NOVELS, FANTASY, FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5193-6

Hardears is an Afro–Caribbean fantasy adventure graphic novel by Matthew Clarke and Nigel Lynch. The story takes place in an alternative world on Jouvert Island—a magical analog of the island of Barbados, and begins when a superstorm of unprecedented strength obliterates the island, leaving it totally defenseless. As the island reels from the devastation, Mr. Hardin, the head of the Merchant Guild, charges in and promises to rebuild the economy of the island by creating jobs in his giant corporation. However, it’s soon discovered that Hardin is a parasite and is capturing people from the island and using their life essence, or vibes, to feed his factories. Bolo, a local hero, saves his love Zahrah from Hardin and his cronies, but the lovers are then framed as rebels against the state. The state has been compromised by the factories, and the workers who know the truth about Hardin must go into hiding. If Bolo, Zahrah, and their allies don’t take down Hardin and the corrupt government, all will be lost. Together, they must find the strength of their island and ancestors to fight the evil forces that have taken over their homeland.

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Matthew Clarke is a creative director, illustrator, graphic designer, comics writer, and sequential artist based in Barbados. He is a primary creator and principal with the independent comics collective Beyond Publishing. Nigel Lynch is a Barbadian writer and one of the founding members of Beyond Publishing. Lynch has garnered awards for his work, including an ADDY, an American Advertising Award, and literary awards from NIFCA. Cathy Thomas works on African American and Caribbean literature, and is a comics scholar. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Riverside.

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Black Star

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WRITTEN BY ERIC GLOVER, ILLUSTRATED BY ARIELLE JOVELLANOS

Stranded on an alien planet, two astronauts must battle deadly elements and each other to recover a reserve shuttle built for one Praise for Black Star “Black Star a fast–moving, twisting futuristic thriller about a woman–versus–woman contest of survival . . . The book’s art is excellent, capturing an array of natural vistas and technological features in creative, colorful ways, helping to make Black Star an impressive science fiction graphic novel.” —Foreword Reviews “This offers a nifty take on interpersonal conflicts in interspace, bolstered by snazzy art.” —Publishers Weekly

EXCITING NEW CREATORS: Debut creators Eric Anthony Glover and Arielle Jovellanos have crafted a gripping science– fiction thriller GROWING THE MEGASCOPE LIST: The lead title on Abrams’ second Megascope list, Black Star embodies the imprint’s mission to publish new voices in the speculative fiction genre. SCIENCE–FICTION POPULARITY: A visually driven space thriller that will appeal to fans of Arrival, On a Sunbeam, and Annihilation.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 176 pages * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4229-3 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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Black Star is a debut graphic novel by Eric Glover and illustrated by Arielle Jovellanos. In the future, interstellar travel is past its prime, and sending shuttles into deep space—even for vital scientific research—is bad news. However, in order to retrieve samples of an alien flower that may hold the key to saving millions of lives, Harper North and her crew of scientists must journey to Eleos, a dangerous planet on the edge of the galaxy. As they approach Eleos, their ship is caught in an asteroid storm, and as it hurtles toward the surface, the rescue shuttle detaches, landing more than a hundred kilometers away. When the rest of the crew perishes in the burning wreckage of the ship, North races toward the rescue shuttle built for one, hoping to fulfill their mission and survive. But North isn’t alone: The team’s wilderness expert is still alive and hellbent on hunting North down and claiming the shuttle for herself. Now, North has no choice but to reach the shuttle first—and fast. The fuel is leaking. Her GPS battery is dying. And the planet’s deadly seasonal change is coming. As she battles the flora and fauna and tries to elude her ruthless former crew mate, North will find the cost of survival is dear. Will she be willing to pay the price?

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Eric Anthony Glover studied screenwriting at Sarah Lawrence College, and feature and television writing as a 2016 Final Draft Big Break Fellow in Burbank, California. Glover is committed to writing about underrepresented groups and hopes to make the world a better place with this work. Arielle Jovellanos is a New York–based freelance illustrator, writer, and comic artist. Her work has been featured in the Eisner and Harvey–nominated anthology Fresh Romance and illustrated the book Fierce Heroines: Inspiring Female Characters of Pop Culture for Running Press Kids and Evil Thing: A Villains Graphic Novel from Disney–Hyperion.

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Save It for Later

PROMISES, PARENTHOOD, AND THE URGENCY OF PROTEST WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY NATE POWELL

From Nate Powell, the National Book Award–winning artist of March, a collection of graphic nonfiction essays about living in a new era of necessary protest—now in paperback with sixteen pages of new material

SELLING POINTS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD– WINNING ILLUSTRATOR: Powell is the first–ever cartoonist to win the National Book Award for his work on the graphic novel trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and is also a contributor to Run: Book One. BONUS CONTENT: Includes a Q&A between Powell and Derf Backderf, the New York Times bestselling author of My Friend Dahmer and Kent State, in which they discuss the militarization of civilian spaces and the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection. GOOD TROUBLE: Fits in well with other protest and civic action–themed books and offers great possibility for cross– promotion with titles such as Drawing the Vote and Run.

In seven interwoven comics essays, author and illustrator Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls “necessary protest.” Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is Powell’s reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse while illustrating the award–winning March trilogy by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Powell highlights the danger of normalized paramilitary symbols in consumer pop culture and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large. Each essay tracks Powell’s journey from the night of the election— promising his four–year–old daughter that Trump will never win—to the reality of the authoritarian presidency, protesting the administration’s policies, and navigating the complications of teaching his children how to raise their own voices. The updated paperback comes out just in time for the 2022 midterm elections and includes bonus content featuring a conversation between Powell and Derf Backderf, the New York Times–bestselling author of My Friend Dahmer and Kent State, where they discuss the militarization of civilian spaces and the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection. As Powell moves between subjective and objective experiences raising his children, he reveals the electrifying sense of trust and connection with neighbors and strangers in protest. He also explores how to equip young people with tools to best make their own noise as they help shape the direction and future of this country. Nate Powell is a National Book Award–winning cartoonist whose work includes civil rights icon John Lewis’ historic March trilogy, Run: Book One, Come Again, Two Dead, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, and The Silence of Our Friends. Powell has received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Comic–Con International Inkpot Award, two Ignatz Awards, and the Walter Dean Myers Award.

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GREAT TIMING: Publishing in time for the 2022 midterms, Save it For Later offers a different perspective and provides audiences with the necessary lens for examining and understanding the seismic political changes of the last five years.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: AUGUST GRAPHIC NOVELS, MEMOIR, POLITICAL SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-4913-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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Field of Play

60 YEARS OF NFL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL ZAGARIS AND STEVE CASSADY, WITH ESSAYS BY JOE MONTANA, RONNIE LOTT, FRED BILETNIKOFF, AND DR. HARRY EDWARDS

A striking celebration of decades of unparalleled access to the NFL by a critically acclaimed sports photojournalist

SELLING POINTS INSIDER ACCESS: Zagaris’s longtime access to players, coaches, and teams is unprecedented. THEN AND NOW: This book captures the game over the past 60 years, reflecting the sport, the culture, the players, and the nation—from 1956 to John Madden’s Raiders of the ’70s, to the legendary 49ers of the ’80s to ’90s, to Colin Kaepernick, and all the way through the 2021 NFL season. FAN FAVORITES: Along with Zagaris’s own base, photo editors Steve Fine (longtime Sports Illustrated photo editor) and Brad Mangin (legendary Bay Area sports photographer) will support this project profusely. BIG PLAYERS: Contributing essays by Joe Montana (consistently ranked in the Top 10 NFL players of all–time; Instagram: 191,000), Ronnie Lott (Instagram: 25,800), and Fred Biletnikoff lend credibility.

SPECIFICATIONS For the past 60 years, Michael Zagaris has taken his camera behind the scenes of the NFL, capturing the moments that define America’s game. With unparalleled access—42 Super Bowls, 49 seasons as team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers, and a behind–the–scenes passport to the rest of the NFL—Zagaris takes his aim beyond the field and to the locker room, the bench, the practices, and the training camps. His intimate portraits convey the nerves, the tension, the pain, and the elation with emotional depth and the clarity of a longtime insider. With contributions from celebrated Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, and Fred Biletnikoff, as well as text from renowned sportswriter Steve Cassady and sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, Field of Play highlights the irresistible force of football and celebrates its enduring presence. Michael Zagaris is a critically acclaimed sports who has photographed the NFL since the 1970s and continues to be the San Francisco 49ers team photographer to this day. He has photographed 42 Super Bowls and has earned three Super Bowl rings. Zagaris lives in San Francisco with his wife, Kristin. Steve Cassady has written narrative nonfiction since the 1970s, when he covered the NFL for Pro! magazine and has written more than 100 articles and a dozen books. He lives in Merced, California. Joe Montana was a quarterback in the NFL for 16 seasons. Drafted in 1979 by the San Francisco 49ers, Montana led the team to victories in Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, and XXIV. Ronnie Lott was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the NFL for 14 seasons. Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1981, Lott helped lead the team to their first–ever Super Bowl victory as a rookie in Super Bowl XVI. Fred Biletnikoff was a wide receiver for the Raiders for 14 seasons. At the time of his retirement, Biletnikoff was ranked fourth on the NFL all–time receiving list. Dr. Harry Edwards is a professor of sociology, civil rights activist, and author of The Revolt of the Black Athlete. He also serves as a consultant to the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors. He lives in the Bay Area of California.

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28: A Photographic Tribute to Buster Posey PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRAD MANGIN AND TEXT BY BRIAN MURPHY; PREFACE BY BUSTER POSEY AND AFTERWORD BY MIKE KRUKOW AND DUANE KUIPER

A visual celebration of the star catcher’s illustrious career with the San Francisco Giants

SELLING POINTS BELOVED PLAYER: During his 12–year tenure with the Giants, Posey carried the team to three World Series Championships. FAN FAVORITES: Features images by Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin (IG: 96.8k) and an introduction from veteran sportswriter and KNBR radio host Brian Murphy (Twitter: 60.6k), who have both demonstrated prowess in the sports book space (Murphy’s The San Francisco Giants: 50 Years has a Bookscan of 12.5k). NOTABLE CONTRIBUTORS: Essays from Posey’s teammates, managers, and other sports personalities. A GOOD CAUSE: A portion of the proceeds is slated to benefit Kristen and Buster Posey’s pediatric cancer fund, BP28.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 208 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm Featuring over 150 photographs by sports photographer Brad Mangin, who has covered Posey’s entire career since he first stepped foot onto the field for the Giants back in 2009 all the way to his final at–bat in 2021, 28: A Photographic Tribute to Buster Posey is a celebration of the newly minted legacy of the San Francisco Giants’ star catcher. Through his twelve–year tenure with the team, Buster Posey became one of the most beloved players in Giants history, helping carry the franchise to its first World Series championship in 2010 and going on to win two more World Series for the Giants in 2012 and 2014. With an introduction from veteran sportswriter and San Francisco radio host Brian Murphy, along with essays from Posey’s teammates, managers, and other sports personalities, 28 tells the story of Posey’s illustrious career from the heartfelt perspective of those who know him best. Brad Mangin is a photographer who, since 1987, has captured the biggest stars in professional sports and regularly shoots for Sports Illustrated and Major League Baseball. Brian Murphy, a former sportswriter for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of six books, is a sports radio show host for KNBR. Matt Cain is a former pitcher that spent 13 seasons with the San Francisco Giants and a three–time World Series champion. Sergio Romo is a pitcher that played nine seasons with the Giants and a three– time World Series champion. Barry Zito is a former pitcher that played seven seasons with the Giants and a World Series champion. Hunter Pence is a former right fielder that played eight seasons with the Giants and a two–time World Series champion. Bruce Bochy is a former baseball player, manager, and a three–time World Series champion. Brandon Crawford is a shortstop that has spent 11 seasons with the Giants and a two–time World Series champion. Logan Webb is a pitcher for the Giants. He made his MLB debut in 2019. Gabe Kapler is a former outfielder and the current manager of the Giants. He is a World Series champion. Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper are former players for the Giants and a popular broadcasting duo. They have a show on NBC Sports Bay Area.

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Punk Ikebana

REIMAGINING THE ART OF FLORAL DESIGN BY LOUESA ROEBUCK AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY IAN HUGHES; FOREWORD BY OBI KAUFMANN

Transcendent eco–luxe arrangements and installations created by famed floral designer Louesa Roebuck from seasonal flora foraged from the West Coast

SELLING POINTS FRESH TAKE: From the unique perspective to the floral installations, this exploration of the West Coast is undoubtedly a new one. CONNECTED CREATORS: Roebuck’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, NYT, GOOP, WSJ, Martha Stewart Living, and many more publications. She has created installations for the likes of Michael Pollan and Michelle Obama. Likewise, photographer Ian Hughes’s work has been exhibited at the National Gallery, London. PEER SUPPORT: The artisans featured in Louesa’s essays will promote through their own channels. Among these are Adam Blackman and David Cruz of Blackman Cruz fame (Instagram: 22,400) and Alice Waters (Instagram: 224,000; Twitter: 99,300).

From acclaimed artist, author, and floral designer Louesa Roebuck, Punk Ikebana presents breathtaking installations and arrangements that unite the beauty of restraint with the exuberance of nature. Working with seasonal, locally available foraged flora and crafts from the West Coast, Roebuck aligns her deep commitment to the environment with her love of creating in harmony with her surroundings. Each chapter embodies her unique aesthetic, which is inspired by both the beauty of the region and the poetry of Japan, incorporating the enduring ethos of eco–luxe and zero–waste design. In addition to utilizing distinctive vessels, Roebuck plays with scale, showing readers how to cultivate their own eye to create centerpieces for their homes, from sweeping installations to intimate arrangements. These stunning compositions, which transcend tradition and venture into the realm of the cinematic, celebrate the wholeness of nature, inviting readers to embrace the elemental beauty right outside their doors. Louesa Roebuck, author of the critically acclaimed Foraged Flora, is a multimedia and multigenre creative, floral artist, printmaker, painter, textile designer, and curator. She has collaborated and created flora installations using only local and seasonal foraged and gleaned materials for clients such as Vivienne Westwood, Carolyn Murphy, GOOP, Michelle Obama, Michael Pollan, and Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. Her work has been featured in numerous national and international magazines and media, including but not limited to Wired, Vogue, the New York Times, Nowness, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living. She lives in Ojai, California, in Chumash Territory. Ian Hughes is a British–born photographer, art director, and craftsman. His work has been exhibited at the National Gallery, London, and published as book cover and album artwork. He lives in Matilija Canyon, California. Obi Kaufmann is an American naturalist, writer, and illustrator. He is the author of The California Field Atlas, an illustrated guide to the state's ecology and geography, which was on the San Francisco Chronicle’s bestseller list and won the gold medal at the California Book Awards and the NCIBA Book of the Year award.

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LOCAL APPEAL: Showcased California communities means potential for local and regional press.

SPECIFICATIONS * Four-color photographs throughout * 256 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/2" - 318mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER DECORATIVE ARTS, CRAFT ISBN 978-1-951836-64-1 US $60.00 CAN $75.00 UK £45.00

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Japanese Prints in Transition

FROM THE FLOATING WORLD TO THE MODERN WORLD BY RHIANNON PAGET

A stunning introduction to the history of Japanese printmaking, with highlights from the de Young museum's vast collection

SELLING POINTS STRONG PRESENCE: The deYoung is a San Francisco institution. Together with its sister museum, the Legion of Honor, they receive 1.5 million visitors annually. Online, the museum has more than 12,000 followers on Twitter and more than 38,000 Instagram followers. UNIQUE EXHIBITION: The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to see Japanese prints. Since their colors fade when exposed to light for prolonged periods of time, the prints are seldom on view, and some have not been exhibited in this century. GIFT APPEAL: A giftable option for lovers of art, world history, and Japanese culture. MULTIPLE AUDIENCES: Slated to find favor and promotion within the FAMSF and Asian Art Museum communities, along with the Japan Society of Northern California.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout In 1868, Japan underwent a dramatic transformation following the overthrow of the shogun by supporters of Emperor Meiji, marking the end of feudal military rule and ushering in a new era of government that promoted modernizing the country and interacting with other nations. Japanese print culture, which had flourished for more than a century with the production of color woodcuts (the so–called ukiyo–e, or “floating world” images), also changed course during the Meiji era (1868–1912), as societal changes and the once–isolationist country’s new global engagement provided a wealth of new subjects for artists to capture. Featuring selections from the renowned Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts’ permanent collection, Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World documents the shift from delicately colored ukiyo–e depictions of actors, courtesans, and scenic views to brightly colored images of Western architecture, modern military warfare, technology (railroad trains, steam–powered ships, telegraph lines), and Victorian fashions and customs. Rhiannon Paget is the curator of Asian art at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

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LOVE

A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE GRANTLOVE PROJECT WRITTEN BY ALEXANDRA GRANT; FOREWORD BY ROXANE GAY; AND ESSAY BY ALMA RUIZ

A stunning collection of works from the groundbreaking grantLOVE philanthropic art project

SELLING POINTS A WORTHY CAUSE: Since 2010 artist Alexandra Grant and the grantLOVE project have been regular contributors to the Angel Art auctions, raising more than $110,000 for Project Angel Food. The sale of grantLOVE products and Grant’s artwork have raised funds to support multiple Los Angeles art projects and charities. STRONG FOLLOWING: Alexandra Grant has a strong following across three Instagram profiles (113k followers), and Roxane Gay has over 1 million followers across two platforms. CREATIVE COMPLEMENTS: Interactive tip–ins—like a temporary tattoo sheet, stickers, cookie recipe, and a comic book —enable the reader to engage with the book and the concept. STYLE–MINDED: grantLOVE’s most recent partnership was with Oscar de la Renta, the two teaming up to raise funds for Project Angel Food’s COVID–19 Emergency Food Fund.

What is love? In LOVE: A Visual History of the grantLOVE Project, artist Alexandra Grant explores that question in this stunning, multifaceted volume. This comprehensive history of the grantLOVE philanthropic art project is an archive of LOVE works and a visual meditation on what “love” is, as conceived by Grant and the numerous contributors showcased here. It is a retrospective of more than 11 years of LOVE–related works and an invitation to participate in and reflect on the confluence of philanthropy and the arts, seeking to build community around the role of love and empathy in contemporary art and culture. Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles–based artist who–through an exploration of the use of text and language in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, and photography–probes ideas of translation, identity, dis/location, and social responsibility. She is the creator of the grantLOVE project, which has raised funds for arts–based nonprofits, and her work has been exhibited at institutions across the United States. Roxane Gay is a professor, editor, and the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist, Hunger, and Difficult Women. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Alma Ruiz is a senior fellow at the Center for Business & Management of the Arts, Claremont Graduate University. Ruiz has curated internationally and at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles. At MOCA, Ruiz curated numerous exhibitions focusing on emerging artists and the postwar period in the United States, Italy, and Latin America, including Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space and MOCA FOCUS: Alexandra Grant, among many others.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 240 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART ISBN 978-1-951836-29-0 US $85.00 CAN $107.00 UK £60.00

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Mad Dreams and Monsters

THE ART OF PHIL TIPPETT AND TIPPETT STUDIO BY ALEXANDRE PONCET AND GILLES PENSO; FOREWORDS BY PAUL VERHOEVEN AND DENNIS MUREN; PREFACE BY PHIL TIPPETT

A spectacular and comprehensive authorized retrospective of Oscar–winning visual effects master Phil Tippett, founder and namesake of iconic Tippett Studio

SELLING POINTS FANTASY FANFARE: Phil Tippett is an Academy Award–winning animator of films such as Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park. INDUSTRY INFLUENCER: Tippett is a pioneer in the visual effects industry—from practical to digital—and one of the last of a diminishing breed of legendary artists in this space. CELEBRATED CONTRIBUTORS: Forewords by Academy Award–winning visual effects artist Dennis Muren and Starship Troopers director Paul Verhoeven. ALL–ACCESS: The authors have had intimate access to Tippett and his studio for several years during the creation of their documentary, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 528 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 13 1/4" - 337mm * Hardcover with slipcase From Star Wars to Jurassic Park and RoboCop to Starship Troopers, special effects master Phil Tippett has brought his magic to some of the most iconic films of all time. His unparalleled career in visual effects spans more than 40 years, with two Academy Awards, one BAFTA, and two Emmys. This stunning book celebrates Tippett’s career, from early Super 8 explorations through his groundbreaking work with Industrial Light & Magic, DreamWorks, and beyond. While Tippett’s first love remains the stop– motion animation that made him a Hollywood legend, he was present at the birth of big–screen digital effects, and his genius has evolved with the times. In 1984 he founded Tippett Studio, which has come to specialize in digital effects. Packed with over a thousand behind–the–scenes photographs, Mad Dreams and Monsters includes never–before–published stories from the master himself and a veritable who’s who of visual effects luminaries—a must–have for movie fans, film students, and anyone who’s ever been captivated by movie magic. Alexandre Poncet is a composer, producer, and director based in France. He has created the music for six films and worked with Penso on the special–effects documentaries Ray Harryhausen, Creature Designers, and Phil Tippett. Gilles Penso has worked on more than a dozen film and television projects, including Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011); Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex (2015); and Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters (2019), created with coauthor Alexandre Poncet. Paul Verhoeven is a noted director of films such as RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, and Total Recall, among others. Dennis Muren is a nine–time Academy Award–winning visual effects artist. He has worked on blockbusters such as the Star Wars saga, E.T., Indiana Jones, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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The Whole Duck

INSPIRED RECIPES FROM CHEFS, BUTCHERS, AND THE FAMILY AT LIBERTY DUCKS BY JENNIFER REICHARDT; FOREWORD BY CHRIS COSENTINO

From the lauded multigenerational farming family behind Liberty Ducks, an all– encompassing guide for everything you need to know about preparing and cooking duck

SELLING POINTS PEER SUPPORT: More than 30 top chefs and butchers from around the country are set to supply recipes for this cookbook—these include Tanya Holland (Instagram: 74,400), Alon Shaya (Instagram: 41,000), and Mourad Lahlou (Instagram: 20,000). They, along with the restaurants that feature Liberty Ducks, will aid in the book’s promotion. AUTHOR PLATFORM: Chris Cosentino has strong followings across social media, with 155k followers on Instagram and 235.5k followers on Twitter. COMPREHENSIVE COOKBOOK: Along with recipes and stories, The Whole Duck will also feature helpful notes, tips, and pairings, as well as gorgeous photographs. DUCK DEVOTEES: In addition to the ample local and industry fans, Liberty Duck’s online following and clientele are craving recipes and tips.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout From the venerated multigenerational farming family behind Liberty Ducks comes The Whole Duck, a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about preparing and cooking duck. Showcasing more than 80 recipes from the owners of the farm along with over 50 top chefs and butchers from around the country, this indispensable cookbook takes the mystery out of cooking the sometimes–intimidating waterfowl. Straightforward instructions will enable you to master the basics, including butchering, the secret to crispy skin, making stock, rendering fat, and pairing the ideal drink with your dishes. A collection of must–have charcuterie recipes along with irresistible starters, soups, salads, main courses, and (even) desserts offer a depth of global flavors. Kick off a cocktail party with Hatcho Miso Duck Liver Pâté, Smokey Black Cardamom Duck Momos, or Duck Carnitas Street Tacos or enjoy an al fresco lunch with Crispy Duck, Kumquat, and Date Salad with Pistachios or Tangy Duck Noodle Salad with Herbs and Cucumber. Enjoy comforting Duck Sugo Cavatelli with Herbs and Orange Zest, Duck Jambalaya, or Granny's Duck Meat Loaf for a weeknight family dinner, or pull out all the stops with Moroccan Duck Confit Basteeya or Roasted Maple–Glazed Duck with Butternut Squash Hash for a special occasion meal. And no meal is complete without a decadent dessert, like Duck Egg Custards with Plum Compote or Double Chocolate Duck Fat Cabernet Cake. Inviting you to create and savor restaurant–inspired dishes in the comfort of your home, The Whole Duck will have you cooking duck like a pro. Jennifer Reichardt is the COO of Sonoma County Poultry and the owner and winemaker of Raft Wines, both based in Sonoma County, California. In 2016 she launched her own wine brand and returned to the family business after spending five years in the wine industry. She and her husband, both avid cooks, live in Petaluma, California. Celebrated chef Chris Cosentino is the author of the James Beard Award–nominated cookbook Offal Good and has been featured on shows such as Top Chef Masters, The Next Iron Chef, and Iron Chef America. He is co–owner of Jackrabbit in Portland, Oregon, Acacia House in Napa Valley, and Rosalie in Houston.

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Amoako Boafo

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SOUL OF BLACK FOLKS

EDITED BY LARRY OSSEI-MENSAH; PRODUCED BY THE MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

A collection of breathtaking portraits by notable Ghanaian painter and visual artist Amoako Boafo

DEBUT ARTIST: The book and accompanying exhibition marks Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo’s premier museum solo show. ON–THE–RISE: Boafo has 102,000 followers on Instagram, including noteworthy figures like Rachel Cargle (1.7m), Chance the Rapper (14.4m), Naomi Campbell (11.9m), Russell Tovey (719,000), Efia Odo (2.6m), Kofi Siriboe (1m), and Bisa Butler (252,000), among others. AUTHOR AUDIENCE: Author Larry Ossei–Mensah has 26.9k followers on Instagram. EXHIBITION TIE–INS: This is the companion book to an exhibition at the popular Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, which ran from October 20, 2021, through February 27, 2022. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston will also be showcasing this exhibition in spring 2022.

Published to accompany Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo’s premier museum solo exhibition, copresented by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks is a timely exploration into the varying strategies that Boafo employs within his practice to capture the essence of the Black figure. Boafo creates paintings that center Black subjectivity, Black joy, and the Black gaze. Anchored by calculated brushwork combined with skillfully executed finger–painted strokes, his mark–making generates a rich visual dichotomy that yields both inward and outward– looking explorations of Boafo’s subjects and the act of painting Black figures themselves. As much as Boafo’s works are about the viewer, these beautifully constructed paintings are buoys. Boafo’s ability to capture the spirit of the individuals in his works and engage viewers has made him one of the most influential artistic voices of his generation. The work’s power lies in its communication of a shared experience beyond the Black diaspora and anyone that feels they are on the margins of society. Larry Ossei–Mensah is a Ghanaian–American independent curator and cultural critic who has documented contemporary art happenings for various publications, including NeueJournal, Uptown, and Whitewall Magazine. Recently, Ossei–Mensah was named the 2017 Critic–in– Residence at ART OMI in addition to serving as cochair on Russell Simmons’s RUSH Artist Advisory Board and as a member of MoMA’s Friends of Education. The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a Smithsonian affiliate, is a contemporary art museum that celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures all across the globe.

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MUSEUM FANS: MoAD also enjoys a strong social media following, with more than 38,700 Instagram followers, more than 14,900 Facebook followers, and more than 6,000 Twitter followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ART, BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-951836-99-3 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

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Billie Zangewa

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THREAD FOR A WEB BEGUN EDITED BY DEXTER WIMBERLY; PRODUCED BY THE MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

The first major career survey of work by renowned fiber and textile artist Billie Zangewa

PERSONAL IS POLITICAL: Billie Zangewa’s often autobiographical hand–sewn silk collages feature literal and figurative tapestries of the everyday lives and contemporary intersectional identities of Black women. EXHIBITION TIE–IN: This is the companion book to an exhibition at the popular Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, which ran from October 20, 2021 through February 27, 2022. STRONG FOLLOWING: MoAD has a strong social media following, with more than 38,700 Instagram followers; more than 14,900 Facebook followers; and more than 6,000 Twitter followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 14" - 279mm * Hardcover with slipcase PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER Published to accompany the exhibition presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun explores Zangewa’s creation of literal and figurative tapestries of the contemporary intersectional identities of Black women. Through her hand–sewn silk collages, which primarily depict Black women in the domestic sphere, Zangewa reclaims a medium that was once relegated as “women’s work” and delves into the familiarity, beauty, and sociopolitical drivers of the seemingly mundane. Through the method of their making and their narrative content, Zangewa’s silk paintings illustrate gendered labor in an ideological context, where the domestic sphere becomes a pretext for a deeper understanding of the construction of identity, questions around gender stereotypes, and racial prejudice. This volume showcases the past 15 years of Zangewa’s work as well as new pieces made for this exhibition, and although many of these decontextualized pieces are autobiographical, all of them portray a sense of intimacy and exploration of identity—connecting the pieces to each other through a larger narrative about Black femininity and tugging on the thread of the viewer’s own lived experience. Dexter Wimberly has exhibited the work of hundreds of artists internationally and founded the Hayama Artist Residency in Japan. During his decade–long career, he has organized exhibitions and programs at dozens of museums and galleries, including the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), the California African American Museum, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, bitforms gallery, and the Third Line Gallery, among others. The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a Smithsonian affiliate, is a contemporary art museum that celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures all across the globe.

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ART, BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-951836-86-3 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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Mary Lovelace O'Neal WHALES FUCKING

EDITED BY EMILY A. KUHLMANN AND ERIN JENOA GILBERT; PRODUCED BY THE MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

A celebration of the enduring work, influence, and legacy of the legendary artist and educator

SELLING POINTS COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION: Features work spanning the last 30 years from a landmark exhibition by Mary Lovelace O’Neal, a groundbreaking and widely respected figure in the art world. EXHIBITION TIE–IN: This is the companion book to an exhibition at the popular Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, which ran from March 25 through August 23, 2020. STRONG FOLLOWING: MoAD has a strong social media following, with 38,700 Instagram followers, more than 14,900 Facebook followers, and more than 6,000 Twitter followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Color illustrations and black-and-white photographs throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 14" - 356mm

Examining the essential and influential art of Mary Lovelace O’Neal, this survey of work spanning the last 30 years celebrates the legacy of a teacher, mentor, and heroine for many. As professor emerita of the University of California, Berkeley’s Art Studio Department—a first for an African American woman at the time—Lovelace O’Neal has become renowned as an important educator and painter of activist abstractions that have inspired countless artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally, and globally. Constantly experimenting with form, color, and figuration to engage in cultural and artistic conversations on behalf of social justice, Lovelace O’Neal presents an oeuvre that continuously subverts the expectations imposed on Black artists, as well as defines the cultural power of minimalism and abstract expressionism. Emily A. Kuhlmann is the former director of exhibitions and curatorial affairs at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Erin Jenoa Gilbert is the curator of African American Manuscripts at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a Smithsonian affiliate, is a contemporary art museum that celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures all across the globe.

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* Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART, BIOGRAPHY, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-951836-02-3 US $39.99 CAN $49.99 UK £30.00

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From Squeak-a-boo! • Written by Natasha Wing • Illustrated by Grace Habib


AN ABRAMS BLOCK BOOK

Pixar Buddy Block (An Abrams Block Book) THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF PIXAR PALS ILLUSTRATED BY PESKI STUDIO

Celebrate friendship with your favorite Pixar pals—including Woody and Buzz Lightyear—in the next book in the bestselling Abrams Block Book series

RIGHTS: World/English SELLING POINTS WIDE GIFT APPEAL: The must– have book for all generations of Pixar fans, with an eye–catching package sure to appeal to both kids and caretakers. MASSIVE SERIES: The Abrams Block Book series has sold more than 1.5 million copies combined. PERFECTLY PIXAR: Includes scenes from every Pixar franchise from Toy Story up through Turning Red. Films include: Toy Story, Toy Story 4, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, The Incredibles, Incredibles 2, Ratatouille, WALL–E, Up, Brave, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Cars, Cars 3, Coco, Onward, Soul, Luca, and Turning Red. FRESH ART STYLE: Renowned British illustrator and designer Peski Studio brings a fresh edge to a popular category.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 88 pages Featuring characters from every Pixar franchise—such as Woody and Buzz in Toy Story, Mike and Sully in Monsters, Inc., and Mei and her besties in Turning Red—Pixar Buddy Block shines a light on all the things that make friendship so special! Each spread showcases favorite Pixar moments alongside a bouncy, rhyming text, making this book perfect for the youngest fans as well as seasoned collectors. As with previous Block Book titles, this book will include die–cut pages, gatefolds, and the stylish art of Peski Studio. David Partington is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK. His influences range from mid–century design to Saturday morning cartoons. As part of Peski Studio (formerly Peskimo) he enjoys screen printing, a process that often informs his approach to illustration. Partington's work can be seen in kids’ books, food packaging, and jumbo floor puzzles around the world. He especially enjoys creating characters, drawing friendly robots, and sending them on incredible adventures.

* Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER BOARD BOOK, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-5728-0 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Disney Block (An Abrams Block Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-4057-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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A MIGHTY MARVEL FIRST BOOK

Captain Marvel: My Mighty Marvel First Book BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT; ILLUSTRATED BY JIM MOONEY, WITH JOHN BUSCEMA, KEITH POLLARD, CARMINE INFANTINO, AND DAVE COCKRUM

An introduction to Captain Marvel for the youngest superfans—featuring art by legendary Marvel artists Jim Mooney and Joe Sinnott, with Keith Pollard and Carmine Infantino

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide and recently celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020. RETRO HOOK: The classic art and text make this book a must– have for die–hard fans and collectors. GIFT APPEAL: With gatefolds and a bold design, this board book is perfect for comic book fans to share with their little ones. MOVIE MOMENT: Publishing ahead of the February 17, 2023, theatrical release of The Marvels (starring Brie Larson), a sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm Meet the world’s greatest heroes, as drawn by the world’s greatest creators! From brilliant pilot to cosmic–powered Avenger, Captain Marvel is one of the mightiest Super Heroes in the universe! Fly high and soar among the stars with Carol Danvers while learning all about her abilities, skills, and friends in this bright and bold board book, with art from the classic comics. Vivid colors and three special gatefolds make for a fun– filled read that is perfect for the youngest kids and longtime Marvel fans alike.

* Board Book PUB MONTH: DECEMBER BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-6412-7 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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© 2022 MARVEL

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character–based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 80 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com.

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AN ABRAMS TRAIL TALE

Merrytale (An Abrams Trail Tale) A CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE

BY CHRISTOPHER FRANCESCHELLI; ART BY ALLISON BLACK

A thrilling Christmas board book adventure with pages to peek through and gatefolds to open!

SELLING POINTS HOLIDAY HOOK: This festive story is the perfect Christmas read. INNOVATIVE FORMAT: This chunky board book format will shelve well for many retailers— and it is full of die–cut and gatefold surprises. ADORABLE ART: Board book readers will delight in Black’s oh– so–cute commercial illustrations.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 54 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-3154-9 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 12 ALSO AVAILABLE From Christopher Franceschelli, creator of the Abrams Block Book series, comes the Abrams Trail Tale series, taking readers on unforgettable holiday–themed adventures. In this Christmas story, follow two children on their way to Santa’s workshop as they travel through the city, into a gleaming forest, and across the glittering snowscape. Young readers will delight in the clever die–cut surprises throughout and the dramatic quadruple gatefold at the end that folds out into a special, festive surprise. Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born–and–raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in kid–friendly, colorful creations. She has illustrated 20 published books, with another nine on the way. Black lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cat, and countless fish. Visit her at allisonblackillustration.com.

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The Ultimate Book of First Words 200 WORDS! 80 FLAPS TO LIFT! BY STEVE MACK

Learn 200 key words with this interactive and oversized board book, featuring 80 flaps to lift!

RIGHTS: North American/AUS/NZ English SELLING POINTS DEVELOPMENTAL: This interactive book encourages word recognition, learning vocabulary in context, and hand–eye coordination. FEATURES 80 FLAPS: This truly is the ultimate book of first words; with 80 flaps to lift, young ones will find plenty to pore over! BRIGHT ART STYLE: Mack’s colorful and commercial art style is a perfect fit for the preschool age group.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 16 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 2 to 4 BOARD BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-6177-5 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

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Perfect for little hands and expanding minds, this sturdy lift–the–flap board book is packed with fun and surprises. From animals and the sounds they make to vehicles, foods, numbers, colors, and opposites, here are 200 words every toddler should know. Inside, pre–readers are challenged to point to objects and say their names, lifting 80 flaps throughout the book to reveal either a new object or word. The Ultimate Book of First Words is sure to provide hours of interactive fun! Steve Mack is a Canadian–based freelance illustrative and design specialist who has worked with Sesame Street, the United States Postal Service, Wal–Mart, Target, Tiny Love, Walgreens, Hallmark, Penguin Publishing, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, and Chronicle Books. He also spent a year in Ohio working directly with American Greetings illustrating greeting cards. He is currently working on new children’s books, designing baby toys, greeting cards, magazine publishing, and animated shorts for television and online.

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100 Things That Make Me Happy ISBN 978-1-4197-0518-2 US $16.95 CAN $21.95 UK £11.99

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RIGHTS: US/Territories

GO GREEN!

Go Green! Home MY FIRST PULL-THE-TAB ECO BOOK BY PINTACHAN

Push, pull, slide . . . and help protect our planet with simple actions around your home in this interactive board book from the Go Green! series

SELLING POINTS KEY TOPIC: Taking care of Planet Earth has never been more important, and the Go Green! series gives young ones an early introduction to eco awareness by highlighting simple actions we can all do at home. DEVELOPMENTAL: With tabs to push, pull, and slide, this interactive board book helps define fine motor skills. HANDS–ON FORMAT:Go Green! Home features vibrant art and an interactive element on every spread, making this a great option for the youngest of readers. ENVIRONMENTAL: The book’s message of green living is carried through into the design, as Go Green! Home is printed on recycled stock.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 8 pages * WIDTH: 7 7/8" - 200mm * HEIGHT: 7 7/8" - 200mm * Board Book The Go Green! series gives young ones an early introduction to eco awareness by highlighting simple actions we can all do at home. Find out how we make our homes more Earth–friendly by conserving water, recycling, and composting. With tabs to slide and things to hide, going green has never been so much fun! Big eyes, lots of smiles, bright colors, and plenty of fun– Spanish artist Pintachan creates lively and whimsical imagery that’s charming because it’s so simple. He is a licorice lover, enthusiast of old sci–fi movies, and collector of children's books. His clients include Hachette, Scholastic, and Abrams Appleseed (Happy Halloween! and Wake Up, Santa! in the Changing Faces series). Learn more at pintachan.com.

PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6101-0 US $9.99

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My Tree and Me ISBN 978-1-4197-3503-5

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RIGHTS: US Terr & Possessions En

MY MAGICAL FRIENDS

My Magical Castle BY YUJIN SHIN

Explore an enchanted castle on an interactive adventure, with a wheel to spin and tabs to pull

SELLING POINTS SENSATIONAL SERIES: The My Magical Friends series has sold more than 100,000 copies and counting. This new offshoot of the series, all about magical places, is slightly larger for even more play value. SPECIAL NOVELTY ELEMENTS: Includes an interactive element on every page and sparkly holographic foil on the cover. DEVELOPMENTAL: The use of tactile elements invites the reader to participate in the story and refines fine motor skills.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 10 pages * WIDTH: 8 7/16" - 214mm * HEIGHT: 8 7/16" - 214mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5393-0 US $9.99

Push, pull, spin, and slide your way through a magical castle—all while encountering dazzling friends along the way, including a dragon, unicorn, and mermaid! Readers spin a wheel to animate the front cover, and holographic foil creates a truly impressive effect. With gentle rhymes, bright colors, and a bit of sparkle and shine, this novelty board book is sure to delight. Yujin Shin grew up surrounded by art, as her mother ran an art institute. Shin worked for Samsung Publishing and Sigong Junior for about ten years before embarking on a career in freelance illustration. She lives with her family in South Korea.

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My Magical Dragon ISBN 978-1-4197-3731-2 US $8.99

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RIGHTS: World English

THE PROMISES

I See You (The Promises Series) BY CHRISTINE ROUSSEY

From the bestselling illustrator of the Growing Hearts series comes a new heartwarming board book about all the wonderful things we see children do

SELLING POINTS COMMERCIAL PACKAGE: With charming art, a diverse group of children featured, and die–cuts on the cover and throughout the interior pages, this is the perfect gift for young readers. ILLUSTRATOR BACKLIST: The Growing Hearts series has sold more than 1.7 million copies across all accounts, and even though In My Heart was published in 2014, it continues to sell a great number of copies every Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. HEARTFELT MESSAGE: The story crafts a supportive and uplifting message for caregivers to share with children, affirming them that they’re seen and loved in everything they do.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 6 7/10" - 170mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: AUGUST With simple text and bestselling illustrator Christine Roussey's signature whimsical art, a child will hear of all the things their caregivers see them do and love them for with all their heart. Whether it be waking up with a smile, exploring the world around them while they walk, or dancing around the room before bed, with I See You, children will see all the small, remarkable things they do every day. Die–cuts on the cover and throughout the book offer something exciting for little ones to discover on each page in this loving ode to noticing and appreciating the little things in life. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Growing Hearts series, My Lazy Cat, My Stinky Dog, and My Funny Bunny. She lives in Paris.

AGES 2 to 4 BOARD BOOK, KIDS FICTION, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-5381-7 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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In My Heart ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1

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Squeak-a-boo!

SELLING POINTS

WORDS BY NATASHA WING; PICTURES BY GRACE HABIB

Play peek–a–boo to discover new animals in this charming lift–the– flap book!

INTERACTIVE FORMAT: With flaps to lift on every page, young readers will have fun discovering which animals are the answers to each rhyming riddle. EVERGREEN SUBJECT: Board books introducing different types of animals are a perennially popular category. DELIGHTFUL TEXT: Wing’s rhyming text, full of puns and wordplay, makes the peek–a– boo premise all the more fun and fresh.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 16 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5536-1 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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What scurries past? It’s small and fast. Squeak–a–boo! A mouse!

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Natasha Wing, the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Before series, has crafted a charming guessing–game board book. Her rhyming text, full of puns and wordplay, set this book apart from similar peek–a–boo books on the market, and with flaps to lift on every page, the youngest of readers will delight in discovering the answer to each peek– a–boo hint. Animal subjects include a mouse, chipmunk, chicken, skunk, owl, snake, and parrot. Natasha Wing has published 46 children’s books and is the bestselling author of The Night Before Kindergarten. Her picture book biography, An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers, was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection, received two starred reviews, was awarded a Eureka! Silver Honor for Nonfiction, and is an ALA Notable. When Jackie Saved Grand Central received two starred reviews and won the Colorado Authors' League Award for Juvenile Nonfiction. Wing lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, Dan, and cat, Purrsia. Grace Habib graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design with a BFA in illustration. She started working at a greeting card company as a kids’ card designer. Soon after, she found her passion as a children’s illustrator. When she’s not illustrating children’s books, she enjoys visiting nature parks, local bakeries, and coffee shops. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with two dachshunds named Olive and Copper. Learn more about her at gracehabib.com.

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Deep in the Forest ISBN 978-1-4197-2351-3

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Vegetables in Pajamas BY JARED CHAPMAN

In this latest outing in the hilarious Vegetables in Underwear series, the vegetables go where they've never gone before—to bed!

SELLING POINTS BEDTIME BOOK: This original board book follows the vegetables as they pick out their favorite pajamas and get ready for bed. SIBLING STORY: The light visual narrative framing this read follows two potato siblings. ANTICIPATED FOLLOW–UP: The delicious next title in the Vegetables in Underwear series, which has sold more than 200,000 copies across formats.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 22 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES up to 5 BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4980-3 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 28 What’s the best part of getting ready for bed? Picking out pajamas, of course! There are pajamas for when it’s cold and pajamas for when it’s hot. Pajamas that are mixed and pajamas that match. Pajamas for sleeping over and pajamas for sleeping in. No matter what kind of pajamas you choose, they’ll help you sleep tight. This next board book in the Vegetables in Underwear series delivers lots of laughs and celebrates the best time of day, no matter what you’re wearing. Jared Chapman was born in Louisiana, grew up in Texas, went to college in Georgia, lived in Austin, and now calls the piney woods of northeast Texas his home. He and his young brood prefer silly underwear to serious and broccoli to celery.

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I AM BOOKS

I Am One

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A BOOK OF ACTION WRITTEN BY SUSAN VERDE, ILLUSTRATED BY PETER H. REYNOLDS

Discover the power of activism in this board book companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love

BESTSELLING TEAM: Verde and Reynolds make an incredible pair. The success of their bestselling I Am series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold across formats—speaks for itself. BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: Reynolds is one of the most popular and recognizable illustrators in the industry today, from illustrating the mega–selling Judy Moody and Stink series to his own The Dot and Ish. INSPIRING MESSAGE: Grounded in a message of mindfulness while emphasizing the transformative power of kindness and community. CALL TO ACTION: Continuing the recent trend of activism– focused books for kids.Out before the 2022 midterms, this motivational must–have reminds us of the power of our voices.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 22 pages One seed to start a garden, one note to start a melody, one brick to start breaking down walls: Every movement and moment of change starts with purpose, with intention, with one. With me. With you. From the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, and I Am Love comes a powerful call to action, encouraging each reader to raise their voice, extend a hand, and take that one first step to start something beautiful and move toward a better world. Susan Verde is the bestselling author of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, I Am Courage, and The Museum, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, as well as the Feel–Good Fairy Tales books, illustrated by Jay Fleck, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. She teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and lives with her three children in East Hampton, New York. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of many bestselling and award–winning picture books. His books include The Dot, Ish, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, and I Am Courage. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he operates the beloved shop Blue Bunny Books and Toys.

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK, HEALTH, KIDS GIFT, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4239-2 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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Our Little Kitchen BY JILLIAN TAMAKI

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A lively celebration of food and community from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR AND ARTIST: Our Little Kitchen won an Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers and received three starred reviews! This One Summer, cocreated with Mariko Tamaki, won a Caldecott Honor, Printz Honor, and Eisner Award. YOUNGER FORMAT: This energetic read aloud is perfect for board book audiences. COMMUNITY & HOSPITALITY: Teaches kids that being a good neighbor means taking care of each other, sharing goodwill, and coming together at the same table. SUSTAINABILITY: A focus on using fresh produce from the community garden and making use of what you have.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 36 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book Tie on your apron! Roll up your sleeves! Pans are out, oven is hot, the kitchen’s all ready! Where do we start? Neighbors come together to prepare a meal for their community in this warm–hearted story from Caldecott honoree and Eisner Award–winning author–artist Jillian Tamaki. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen, and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another. Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator, author, and comics artist living in Toronto, Ontario. She is the co–creator, with her cousin Mariko Tamaki, of the young adult graphic novel This One Summer, which won a Caldecott Honor in 2015. She makes books and comics for people of all ages, including They Say Blue, a picture book about looking and thinking.

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK, KIDS FICTION, JUVENILE, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4656-7 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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Two Dogs on a Trike COUNT TO TEN AND BACK AGAIN

WRITTEN BY GABI SNYDER; ILLUSTRATED BY ROBIN ROSENTHAL

Count up to 10 and back down again in this board book starring 10 traveling dogs and one very tenacious cat!

SELLING POINTS FAVORITE SUBJECT: This puppy–filled story is perfect for young readers who have exhausted Go, Dog. Go! and love all things transportation. COUNTING HOOK: The action and silliness make for a lighthearted approach to this educational concept. GREAT READ–ALOUD: Snyder’s simple and inviting text is perfect for story time. IRRESISTIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS: Rosenthal’s art gives each animal character its own personality.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S, BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-6007-5 One by one, each dog escapes its yard and joins the adventure in this hilarious counting story. Vehicle–obsessed readers will love seeing all the modes of transportation that the pups use—until the family cat decides to round them all up to go back home. Gabi Snyder’s charming text and Robin Rosenthal’s delightful illustrations are a surefire combination in this winning board book. Gabi Snyder loves dogs, math, and unusual modes of transportation. She holds a master of arts in English and creative writing from the University of Texas in Austin. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her family, including a daredevil dog and a cat who keeps everyone in line. Visit her at gabisnyder.com and follow her on Twitter at @Gabi_A_Snyder. Robin Rosenthal grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, two scooters, and probably eight million stuffed animals. She loves all kinds of dogs and is currently available for dog–sitting gigs. You can see more of her work at robinrosenthal.com.

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One Sheep, Two Sheep ISBN 978-1-4197-4630-7

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Moo-Moo, I Love You!

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BY TOM LICHTENHELD AND AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL

From the bestselling team behind I Wish You More comes a moo–ving ode to the love between parent and child—now in board book Praise for Moo–Moo, I Love You! (hardcover edition) “A book that has the feel of a cherished homemade valentine from a devoted parent.” —Publishers Weekly

BESTSELLING STARS: Rosenthal wrote more than 30 children’s books, including six New York Times bestsellers; Lichtenheld is known for the bestselling Goodnight Goodnight, Construction Site series. Together, the pair is behind three New York Times bestsellers, including I Wish You More. NOW IN BOARD BOOK: With a simple, universal message of love and accessible art, this is a no–brainer for a very young audience. INSPIRING IMPACT: Rosenthal is known for her New York Times essay, “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” and her nonprofit foundation. HOLIDAY GIFT: A parent–child love book that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any holiday.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 34 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm The New York Times bestselling pair Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal present udderly perfect expressions of affection to share between any cow and calf: I love you no matter your moo–d. I love giving you a big s–moo–ch. My love for you is as big as . . . a MOO–SE! With a universal message and warm, funny text that families will read and reread together, this exuberant book from two children’s book superstars at their best is a moo–velous choice for gifts year–round, especially for fans of I Love You to the Moon and Back and Guess How Much I Love You. Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator and author of more than 20 books, including New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site; Steam Train, Dream Train; Stick and Stone; and I Wish You More. He lives with his wife in Batavia, Illinois. Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including Little Pea and the #1 New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More and Dear Girl (cowritten with her daughter, Paris Rosenthal). A contributor to National Public Radio, a TED collaborator and speaker, a filmmaker, the creator of a specialty line of keepsake journals, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs (Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal), she raised her three children with her husband Jason on a tree-lined street in Chicago. For more about Amy’s life, work, and the Foundation formed in her memory, please visit www.amykrouserosenthalfoundation.org.

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I Love You Like Yellow ISBN 978-1-4197-4807-3

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Happy Llamakkah! A HANUKKAH STORY

WRITTEN BY LAURA GEHL; ILLUSTRATED BY LYDIA NICHOLS

Celebrate Hanukkah with the Llama family in this joyful, rhyming picture book

SELLING POINTS Fresh approach:Happy Llamakkah! goes in a lighter direction than the majority of Hanukkah picture books, which are either more serious and heartfelt, or attached to familiar licenses and brands Fun llama hook: Llamas are experiencing a moment, and the pun–derful title and illustrations make for perennial, kid–friendly fun Rhyming text: Laura Gehl’s clever, spare, rhyming text is perfect for read–alouds

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 22 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4315-3 Follow along with the Llama family’s Hanukkah traditions as they light their menorah, spin the dreidel, fry latkes, and more. Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a festive read. The board book also features kid–friendly back matter, with expanded information on the holiday’s history and traditions. Laura Gehl is the author of One Big Pair of Underwear and the Peep and Egg series, among other books for children. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC, and is a frequent presenter at synagogues, Jewish day schools, and Jewish preschools, in addition to secular events. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her family. Lydia Nichols is a redheaded illustrator and anthropomorphizer. She feels very lucky to illustrate all sorts of things, including picture books such as I Thought I Saw a Lion!, I Thought I Saw a Dinosaur!, My Shape is Sam, and Space Matters. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with two cats and one human.

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A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

Thanks a Ton! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A BOOK OF GRATITUDE A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

Show your gratitude with this pun–derful book from the bestselling creators of Hello!Lucky—now in board book!

SELLING POINTS GIFTY PACKAGE: With a fifth color and a double–gatefold finale, this board book is a fabulous way to show gratitude for everything you are thankful for. MAGICAL CREATORS: Hello! Lucky brings the creatures in this book to life with their signature humor and colorful style. THANKSGIVING TIE–IN: While there aren’t any specific Thanksgiving mentions in Thanks a Ton!, the book’s theme is perfectly suited to the season.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 30 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES up to 3 BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4335-1 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

Here’s a hug. A trophy. The kitchen sink! This book will give you tons of ideas for how to say “THANKS” when words just aren’t enough. With their bold style and sidesplitting humor, the Hello!Lucky team offers this book of gratitude as one big thank you to the people in our lives. Hello!Lucky is all about using creativity to spread joy, fun, and kindness. Founded by sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle in 2003, Hello!Lucky is an award–winning letterpress greeting card and design studio working with dozens of partners to create products, including Abrams’ pun–derful children’s books: My Mom Is Magical!; My Dad Is Amazing!; My Grandma Is Great!; My Grandpa Is Grand!; Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power!; Kindness Rules!; Christmas Is Awesome!; Sloth and Smell the Roses; Go Get ’Em, Tiger!; Thanks a Ton!; School Is Cool!; You Are Fantastic!; Bananas for You!; and Halloween Is a Treat! They also offer gifts, ceramics, stationery, kids’ partyware, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco. Find them @helloluckykids.

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Christmas Is Awesome! (A Hello! Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-3427-4 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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The Baby Loves Books Collection BY ABRAMS APPLESEED

Learn about Baby’s world in this interactive and photographic board book series—now in a gifty box set!

SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL SERIES:Making Faces, Baby Loves, and Baby Up, Baby Down have sold almost 200,000 copies! DEVELOPMENTAL: Addresses key concepts in a playful way, along with vocabulary building, matching, and pointing. INCLUSIVE: Features photographs of babies from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 42 pages * Boxed Set PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-6607-7 US $23.99 CAN $29.95 UK £16.99

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This collection of bright and interactive board books presents key concepts to little ones. Baby will explore emotions with Making Faces; first words with Baby Loves; and opposites in Baby Up, Baby Down. With fun and adorable photography, these books are the perfect introduction to Baby’s world.

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A FUN IN THE CITY BOOK

Ride, Roll, Run

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS

TIME FOR FUN! WRITTEN BY VALERIE BOLLING; ILLUSTRATED BY SABRENA KHADIJA

A joyful, rhyming picture book that is an ode to community and outdoor play

CELEBRATES COMMUNITY: Ride, Roll, Run follows children as they travel and play through their neighborhood. RHYMING TEXT: Bolling’s spare, lyrical text makes for a great read–aloud. INCLUSIVE CONTENT: Khadija’s illustrations beautifully portray a community as diverse as the real world in this picture book.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5629-0 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Pedal, pump. Speed bump! Ride, roll, run. Friends and fun!

ALSO AVAILABLE All Aboard! (An Abrams Extend-aBook) ISBN 978-1-4197-2567-8

This energetic picture book celebrates community and friendship, following children as they play their way through their vibrant neighborhood. Author and educator Valerie Bolling’s rhyming text makes for an exciting read–aloud and is paired with stunning illustrations by Sabrena Khadija. Valerie Bolling is the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award–winning author of Let’s Dance! (Boyds Mills & Kane, 2020). In addition to being an author, Bolling has been an educator for 28 years. She is focused on bringing diverse literature to elementary students and creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel valued and heard. She lives in Stamford, Connecticut. You can find her at valeriebolling.com. Sabrena Khadija describes herself as a Maryland–born, West African–raised creative, bibliophile, and anime enthusiast. She adds, “I am one of the growing number of human beings who seek inclusive and innovative spaces to explore art and creativity in meaningful and impactful ways.” Khadija lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Learn more at sabrenakhadija.com.

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I Am Human ISBN 978-1-4197-3165-5

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NO! Said Custard the Squirrel BY SERGIO RUZZIER

From award–winning creator Sergio Ruzzier, an oddball “squirrel” forges his own path in this comical tale about being yourself

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING CREATOR: Ruzzier’s books have received numerous accolades, including a Geisel honor for his Fox + Chick chapter books. KID HUMOR: Ruzzier’s offbeat, absurdist sense of humor will have readers giggling out loud. ENERGETIC READ–ALOUD: Kids will delight in calling out “NO!” at every page turn. ENCOURAGING THEMES: Celebrates embracing your identity and not letting anyone else tell you who to be. MEMORABLE CHARACTER: Custard the “Squirrel” (spoiler: he’s actually a duck) is a natural toddler stand–in and shines as a lovable oddball protagonist.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER Custard the Squirrel, aren’t you a duck? Will you please quack? Will you do anything you don’t want to do? “NO!” said Custard the Squirrel. From the brilliant mind of author–illustrator Sergio Ruzzier comes this delightfully wacky story about rejecting others’ expectations of who you should be and being unapologetically, authentically you. Simple, universal, and hilarious, this rollicking read–aloud is an ode to free spirits everywhere. Sergio Ruzzier is a Sendak Fellow who has written and illustrated many critically acclaimed children's books. Born in Milan, Italy, he now divides his time between Brooklyn and the Apennine Mountains in Italy.

AGES 3 to 6 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5524-8 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £11.99

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Measuring a Year: A Rosh Hashanah Story BY LINDA ELOVITZ MARSHALL; ILLUSTRATIONS BY ZARA GONZÁLEZ HOANG

From award–winning author Linda Elovitz Marshall and illustrator Zara González Hoang comes this engaging picture book about celebrating Rosh Hashanah

SELLING POINTS NEEDED CONTENT: Inviting readers to look back on the past year, Measuring a Year is a great read for Rosh Hashanah— filling a much–needed gap in the market. AUTHOR’S NOTE: Includes an author’s note to give additional context on the holiday and its customs. INVITING ILLUSTRATIONS: González Hoang’s warm and vibrant art style is a perfect match for the preschool age group.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4497-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark the beginning of the Jewish New Year. They offer a chance to think about the present and the past, to “measure” a year and ourselves. This sweet and thoughtful picture book, perfect for reading aloud, invites young readers and their families to take stock of the happy times and the occasional regrets, as well as the new friends made and new skills gained over the year. Happy New Year! Shana Tova! Linda Elovitz Marshall has been a sheep farmer, early childhood educator, anthropologist, and indie bookstore owner. Her books have been Sydney Taylor Notable Award winners, as well as Junior Library Guild, PJ Library, and National Science Teacher Association selections. She and her husband raised their family in a 250–year–old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley. Learn more about her at lindamarshall.com. Zara González Hoang is the illustrator of several picture books. She grew up in a little bungalow in the frozen tundra of Minnesota. Surrounded by snow, she spent her days dreaming, doodling, and listening to the colorful stories of her dad’s life growing up in Puerto Rico while navigating her place as a Puerto Rican Jew in a sea of Scandinavians. (She’s still figuring that out.) These days, she lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband, their kids, and a curly coated corgi named Ziggy. Learn more about her at zaralikestodraw.com.

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ALSO AVAILABLE A Year of Everyday Wonders ISBN 978-1-4197-4208-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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Bubbie & Rivka's Best-Ever Challah (So Far!) ISBN 978-1-4197-5898-0 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Bored No More!

THE ABCS OF WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE'S NOTHING TO DO BY JULIE REITERS

The ultimate book of boredom busters from A to Z—perfect for any time you're stuck at home or in need of a little inspiration!

SELLING POINTS UNIVERSAL SUBJECT: Beyond the pandemic, there are always days when young ones are stuck at home and in need of a boredom buster or three. This energetic book offers plenty of fun suggestions. ADORABLE ART: Reiters’s expressive, commercial art style offers plenty of kid appeal. ALPHABET STRUCTURE: Boredom–busting suggestions are presented from A to Z in a terrific rhyming read–aloud. AWARD–WINNING: The short film that inspired Bored No More! was an official selection in 2020 at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the Denver Film Festival, and the Boston International Kids Film Festival, among others.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

Act out a play Bounce a ball Call a friend Dance down the hall

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S,

Whether you’re home with the flu or stuck inside on a snowy day, this lively picture book offers fun suggestions for families looking to step away from their screens. Julie Reiters’s bold and graphic art style is sure to appeal to readers of all ages, and the poetic text makes for a smooth read– aloud. With options from A to Z, Bored No More! is sure to provide inspiration for what to do when there’s nothing to do! Julie Reiters is an animator, illustrator, and designer who’s been passionate about visual storytelling since an early age. She co–owns and operates an animation and motion design studio, which has created content for documentary films, television, live events, and multinational companies such as Visa and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Reiters's animated short film that inspired Bored No More! was an official selection in 2020 at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, the Denver Film Festival, and the Boston International Kids Film Festival, among others. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her fiancé, Dillon, and their dog, Harper. Learn more at juliereiters.com.

KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6077-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE 100 Things I Know How to Do ISBN 978-1-4197-4326-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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In My Room ISBN 978-1-4197-2644-6

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WHEN YOU ADOPT

When You Adopt a Pandarina BY MATILDA ROSE, ILLUSTRATED BY TIM BUDGEN

From the creators of When You Adopt a Pugicorn comes a sparkling picture book about trying your best and never giving, up thanks to an inspiring magical pet, Pandarina!

SELLING POINTS TRENDY TOPIC: Adorable and cuddly pandas are always in style. Added to the cuteness factor is the extra appeal of ballet. APPEALING PACKAGE: The cover will have glitter and foil for tons of shelf appeal. POSITIVE MESSAGE: This book helps readers realize how important it is to always practice and try your best, and if you can do that, you can do ANYTHING! STRONG SALES: The first two books in the series have sold more than 30,000 copies. When You Adopt a Pugicorn is in its third printing since its September 2021 publication.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 Next time you’re in Fairyland, make sure you visit Mrs Paws’ Haven for Magical Pets in the town of Twinkleton–Under–Beanstalk. It’s truly an enchanting place. There are singing llamas, sparkly starwhals, snuffly pugicorns . . . and Pandarina!! That’s right! She’s a panda who loves to dance. Princess Skye thinks that she is SO clumsy. There’s no way she can dance at Queen Elsie’s birthday ball with all her friends! But waiting for her at Mrs. Paws’ Haven for Magical Pets is a pet who might just change her mind . . . Pandarina is a magical panda who loves to dance. Can Pandarina help Princess Skye find her feet? Matilda Rose is the author of the When You Adopt series, which includes Pugicorn, La–La–Llama, Pandarina, and more fun–filled adventures set in a fairy tale world featuring different magical pets. With important messages about sharing, kindness, trying your best, and being yourself, the When You Adopt books combine sparkle, fun and heart. Tim Budgen is a freelance illustrator and art teacher. He's illustrated Pugicorn and the When You Adopt series, the Lizzie and Lucky series by Megan Rix, 20 Dinosaurs at Bedtime by Mark Sperring, and many more amazing children's books. For much of his life he has been scribbling down ideas and can usually be found with a pencil in one hand and a sketchbook in the other. He lives by the sea on Hayling Island, England, with his wife Julia.

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From Maya and the Beast • Written by Maya Gabeira • Illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki


Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book MATTHEW REINHART

The ultimate pop–up book of Marvel super heroes—from Spider–Man to the Avengers to the Fantastic Four—from renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart

RIGHTS: World English with exclusions SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL CREATOR: Reinhart is the pop–up genius behind Abrams’ Pop Magic! books, and has created dozens of amazing, bestselling titles from DC to Star Wars to Disney Princess. MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel has delighted fans for more than 80 years and is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide. HIGHLY GIFTABLE: Reinhart’s innovative and outrageously cool pop–ups bring favorite Marvel super heroes to life like never before in this deluxe, beautifully packaged book. CROSSOVER APPEAL: The ultimate pop–up book for both lifelong fans and the youngest Marvel enthusiasts.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 12 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER From New York Times bestselling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart comes this stunning pop–up book showcasing iconic Marvel super heroes. Watch Spider–Man swing over rooftops, pull tabs to transform Tony Stark into Iron Man and Bruce Banner into the Incredible Hulk, watch the X–Men take down a giant Sentinel, and much, much more! Featuring contemporary comics art and remarkable three–dimensional paper engineering on every page, this oversized pop–up book will delight Marvel fans of all ages. For as long as Matthew Reinhart can remember, art always took center stage. Despite moving several times throughout childhood, he always had his sketchbook nearby, a constant friend wherever his family roamed. An avid comics, fantasy, and science–fiction fanatic, Reinhart has created a huge array of pop–culture pop–ups, including his bestselling blockbusters Star Wars: A Galactic Pop–Up Adventure, Frozen: A Pop–Up Adventure, LEGO Pop–Up, Harry Potter: A Pop–Up Guide to Hogwarts, and many more. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Maya and the Beast WRITTEN BY MAYA GABEIRA; ILLUSTRATED BY RAMONA KAULITZKI

A fairy tale of big waves and even bigger courage, inspired by the personal story of professional surfer Maya Gabeira, who smashed records and gender stereotypes

SELLING POINTS FEMALE ATHLETE ROLE MODEL: In 2018 Gabeira won the first Women’s XXL Biggest Wave Award for the biggest wave ever surfed by a woman, and then broke her own record in 2020 by surfing the biggest wave of the year—male or female. Gabeira’s achievements prove there’s no limit to what women can accomplish in sports. A SURFING FAIRY TALE: Gabeira's fictionalized autobiography covers relatable themes of facing your fears, believing in yourself, and following your dreams. ASTHMA REPRESENTATION: Both Maya in the story and Gabeira herself experienced childhood asthma, and were able to turn this physical challenge into a strength. ENVIRONMENTAL HOOK: Reflects Gabeira’s respect for the natural world; she’s a passionate advocate for restoring our oceans.

Young Maya is shy and often feels fragile and scared because of her asthma, except when she’s in the water—it's the one place where she feels strong. While everyone else in her town is scared of “the Beast,” the giant wave heard all around the world as it crashes into the shoreline, Maya finds the noise comforting, the curves of the wave soothing. If she could only tame it, then everyone could see all the beauty it has to offer. With a pink surfboard and a determined heart, Maya will be the first girl to meet the Beast head–on. Professional surfer Maya Gabeira, known for surfing Guinness World Record–breaking big waves, shares her story of resilience, defying expectations of women in sports, and daring to achieve the impossible. Beautifully illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki, Maya and the Beast is an empowering reminder that every fear can be conquered and every Beast can be tamed. Maya Gabeira is a Brazilian big–wave surfer, best known for setting the 2018 Guinness World Record for biggest wave ever surfed by a woman and then breaking her own record in 2020 with a wave of 73.5 feet, the biggest surfed by anyone–male or female–that year. As an ESPY Award winner and seven–time World Surf League Big Wave Award winner, Gabeira is one of the most influential surfers of all time. She is also passionately committed to and a fierce advocate for restoring the world’s oceans. She lives in Nazare, Portugal. Ramona Kaulitzki is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sisters First, as well as Wonderful You, Badger’s Perfect Garden, and several other books. She lives in Germany, and her love for animals and nature is a major inspiration for her work. You can visit her online at ramonakaulitzkiart.com.

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I AM BOOKS

I Am Me

A BOOK OF AUTHENTICITY BY SUSAN VERDE; ILLUSTRATED BY PETER H. REYNOLDS

Embrace individuality and being your authentic self in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING TEAM: Verde and Reynolds make an incredible pair. The success of their bestselling I Am series, with more than 1.5 million copies sold across formats, speaks for itself. BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: Reynolds is one of the most popular and recognizable illustrators in the industry today, from illustrating the mega–selling Judy Moody and Stink series to his own The Dot and Ish. INSPIRING MESSAGE: Celebrates self–acceptance and letting our true colors shine, reminding us that we are enough. MINDFULNESS & LOVE: Grounded in a message of mindfulness while emphasizing the importance of loving ourselves and others.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm Sometimes I stand out in a crowd. Sometimes I am not seen at all, and I feel alone. I start to ask myself, why can’t I blend in? Fit the mold? But when I stop and look, I see nothing in this world is exactly the same. Sometimes we hide who we really are to conform to the way we think we are supposed to be in the world. Sometimes we compare ourselves to others and feel we don’t fit in. But when we realize we are something to be celebrated, and we proudly live out loud as our true selves, we can make our unique mark on the world—and share our joy! From the New York Times bestselling team behind the I Am series comes a bighearted celebration of individuality, of being comfortable in our own skin, respecting others for who they are, living authentically, and loving ourselves. For anyone who’s ever felt like too much or not enough, I Am Me is an affirming reminder that difference is what makes life beautiful— and that each of us matters, just as we are. Susan Verde is the bestselling author of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, I Am Courage, and The Museum, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, as well as the Feel–Good Fairy Tales books, illustrated by Jay Fleck, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. She teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and lives with her three children in East Hampton, New York. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of many bestselling and award–winning picture books. His books include The Dot, Ish, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, and I Am Courage. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he operates the beloved shop Blue Bunny Books and Toys.

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Sallie Bee Writes a Thank-You Note WRITTEN BY SUSAN VERDE AND COURTNEY SHEINMEL; ILLUSTRATED BY HEATHER ROSS

From New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde, Courtney Sheinmel, and Heather Ross comes a warmhearted story about expressing gratitude, perfectly modeling how to write a great thank–you note!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Cowriting with Sheinmel, Verde is Abrams’ New York Times bestselling author of the I Am series. STAR ILLUSTRATOR: Ross is known for her bestselling craft books and her authentic, whimsical kid characters. GIVING THANKS: This uplifting story encourages kids to appreciate the little things and show gratitude. HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS: The perfect gift for Thanksgiving and the winter gift–giving holidays. ODE TO A LOST ART: Celebrates the thoughtfulness and creativity behind handwritten notes.Includes tips on how to write the perfect thank–you note.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm When a surprise comes in the mail from Grandma, Sallie wants to text her right away: Thanks, Grandma! But wait—how will Grandma know what Sallie is thanking her for and how it makes her feel? And every proper thank–you needs some swirlies, right? This calls for something special: a handwritten note. The next day, Sallie hopes to get another package so she can write a second note. Nothing comes. But . . . she does get safely across the street on the way to school. Maybe that deserves a thank you! Dear Crossing Guard . . . With each new day, Sallie discovers more and more reasons to feel grateful. A warm and witty story about appreciating others, Sallie Bee Writes a Thank–You Note celebrates the simple kindness of saying “thank you.” The book also includes tips on how to write the perfect thank–you note! Susan Verde is the author of many picture books, including the New York Times bestselling I Am Human and I Am Love. She is also a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children, a cat, a dog, and a tarantula. Courtney Sheinmel is a chocolate lover, mac & cheese expert, mom to Archer, and the author of nearly 30 books for kids and teens, including the Stella Batts and My Pet Slime series. Sheinmel and her family live in New York. Heather Ross is an illustrator, author, and textile designer. She is the author–illustrator of Boys: An Illustrated Field Guide and How to Catch a Frog, and has illustrated picture books such as How to Behave at a Tea Party and Crafty Chloe. She also wrote the bestselling craft books Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints. She lives in New York and the Catskill Mountains with her husband, daughter, and dog.

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THE QUESTIONEERS

Aaron Slater's Big Project Book for Astonishing Artists BY ANDREA BEATY; ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

An inspiring, hands–on book about art, creativity, and how we see the world—featuring the newest Questioneer, Aaron Slater!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: Both the Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers and the momentum keeps building. NOW ON NETFLIX: The Netflix show Ada Twist, Scientist launched in September 2021. The show will raise the series profile, drawing even more readers to the books. CREATIVE SPARK: Though the previous Questioneers books have focused on STEM, Aaron expands the series into STEAM, making it perfect for the youngest artists and creatives. ACCESSIBLE READ: The book utilizes Dyslexie, a dyslexia– friendly font, making it more accessible for dyslexic readers to enjoy.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Paperback with flaps Make art of all sorts in this project book from the team behind the bestselling Questioneers series. Aaron Slater shows readers how art is everywhere in our world—from the famous paintings and photographs that we know so well to places you may not think as much about, like on stamps or coins—and encourages them to make art of their own based on what they see. Activities will help to spark creativity, encourage curiosity, and show some of the traits most important to being an artist: being observant, being persistent, and being flexible. From coloring pages to drawing prompts to instructions on how to make your very own puppet show and so much more, this project book encourages and uplifts the youngest artists and the creators of tomorrow. Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioneers series; Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies; Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau; and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.

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THE QUESTIONEERS

5-Minute Ada Twist, Scientist Stories BY GABRIELLE MEYER

A charming storybook collection of sweet tales based on the Netflix series starring Ada Twist—perfect for read–alouds or bedtime!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS POPULAR FORMAT: Five– minute story collections are perennial bestsellers. NEVER–BEFORE–PUBLISHED STORIES: These 12 stories based on the Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show are available in print for the first time. BESTSELLING SERIES: Both the Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers and the momentum keeps building. NETFLIX TIE–IN: The Netflix show Ada Twist, Scientist launched in September 2021 and will raise the series profile, drawing even more readers to the books.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/4" - 197mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 5 to 7 Revisit some of your favorite episodes of the Netflix series, in print for the first time, with this gifty storybook collection. Each of the 12 stories retells a beloved episode from the show, making it perfect for group read–alouds or when it’s time to settle down for bed. Gabrielle Meyer is a story editor for Netflix who works on the Ada Twist, Scientist TV show. She lives in Los Angeles.

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THE QUESTIONEERS

Ada Twist, Scientist: Ghost Busted BY GABRIELLE MEYER

A charming Halloween adventure based on the Netflix show starring Ada Twist

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS NOW ON NETFLIX: This sweet and seasonal series is based on the episodes in the Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show, which launched in September 2021. The show raises the series profile, drawing even more readers to the books. BESTSELLING SERIES: Both the Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers and the momentum keeps building. SEASONAL TIE–IN: The holiday story will easily fit seasonal promotions. BONUS ACTIVITY: Includes a tear–out activity in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 235mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST AGES

Ada, Iggy, and Rosie are ready for the most super sleepover ever: They've got their sleeping bags, pajamas, a moon nightlight, and a dino–snore machine (well, that last one may not be perfect for the sleeping part of the sleepover!). This will be Iggy's first sleepover at his house, so his dad helps brainstorm ideas for what to do at the sleepover. They can play games like ping–pong, eat yummy popcorn, and even tell spooky stories! They want to start with a game of ping– pong, but the ping–pong table is in the basement—and Iggy warns them that the basement is HAUNTED . . . Or at least, he thinks it is. But he's never actually gone down there, because it's too spooky. It's up to the Questioneers to get to the bottom of if the basement is actually haunted by ghosts by using the scientific method, their bravery, and a whole lot of teamwork.

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Gabrielle Meyer is a story editor for Netflix who works on the Ada Twist, Scientist TV show. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Sal Boat

(A BOAT BY SAL) BY THYRA HEDER

A boy builds a boat with some help from his community in this new picture book by the critically acclaimed author of Alfie

SELLING POINTS AWESOME AUTHOR: Honors for Heder’s previous books include starred reviews, an E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, the Texas 2x2 Master List, and an Amazon Best Book of the Year. STRONG BACKLIST: Heder’s books consistently sell at least 20,000 to 30,000 copies each. NAUTICAL SETTING: The small– town boat town will particularly appeal to coastal accounts and ocean lovers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 8 3/4" - 222mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK, KIDS FICTION, KIDS TRANSPORTATION ISBN 978-1-4197-5750-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

Sal loves the water. All day, he thinks about it: being out there, just him and the waves, alone. More than anything else, he wants a boat. And he knows just what it would look like. So he decides to build it himself. It isn’t long before everyone in town starts sharing advice. But Sal doesn’t need their help. He knows just what he’s building. And he does it! Except . . . he forgets one crucial detail—that no project, big or small, can be launched without a little help. From the acclaimed author–illustrator of Alfie and How Do You Dance? comes a clever and heartfelt tale about creativity, collaboration, and how you don’t always have to be alone to be free. Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo, The Bear Report, Alfie, and How Do You Dance? She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist for film and advertising. She lives in Brooklyn.

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FEELING FRIENDS

Feathers Together BY CARON LEVIS, ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES SANTOSO

From the award–winning team behind Ida, Always and This Way, Charlie comes an uplifting story of animal friendship, inspired by a real–life pair of storks whose bond overcame great distance

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS SUCCESS OF COMPANION BOOKS: This Way, Charlie was an Indie Next pick and Junior Library Guild selection, while Ida, Always was called “an example of children’s books at their best” by the New York Times and earned three starred reviews, a Christopher Award, and an Indie Next pick. EMOTIONAL THEMES: Depicts disability in an honest, sensitive way while also tackling separation—a relatable topic for anyone dealing with divorce, military deployments, immigration, work travel, pandemic–related separations, and the geographic spread of families. BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Inspired by two real storks who, for 16 years, spent winter more than 5,000 miles apart and reunited every spring in Croatia. STUNNING ARTWORK: Expressive illustrations from award–winning artist Charles Santoso.

SPECIFICATIONS Best friends Malena and Klepetan always adventure together! The two excitedly prepare to fly thousands of miles for the flock’s annual migration to a warm winter. But when Malena is injured, she stays in Croatia while Klepetan goes to South Africa—and the pair must navigate the turbulent winds of separation for the first time. Being apart is hard. Malena and Klepetan miss each other achingly, and they have big feelings about adventuring on their own. But even over the vast distance, the two brave explorers discover ways to enjoy their separate seasons while keeping their hearts connected—and their hopes aloft that spring will bring them back together. Caron Levis is the author of several picture books, including This Way, Charlie and Ida, Always, both illustrated by Charles Santoso; Stop That Yawn!, illustrated by LeUyen Pham; and Mama’s Work Shoes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley–Newton. She is a professor and advisor for the New School’s Writing for Children/YA MFA program and a licensed social worker. Levis uses drama and writing to explore books, feelings, and imagination with kids through her author workshops. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her online at www.caronlevis.com. Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreaming about funny, wondrous stories. He is the creator of Happy Hippo and has illustrated many books, including Levis's This Way, Charlie and Ida, Always; Joe McGee's Peanut Butter & series; and the New York Times bestseller Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in Australia, North America, and France, and he is based in Singapore. You can visit him at www.charlessantoso.com.

* Full-color illustration throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5458-6 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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Too Early WORDS BY NORA ERICSON; PICTURES BY ELLY MACKAY

A gentle, cozy story following a family’s bleary–eyed wake–up routine, a little one who’s eager to start the day, and the quiet magic of early mornings

SELLING POINTS GENTLE & WARMHEARTED: Told in the charming, naive voice of a child who’s ready to get moving and explore the possibilities the new day could bring. NEW TAKE ON THE GENRE: There are plenty of bedtime books that focus on falling asleep, but few that focus on waking up. PERFECT FOR NEW PARENTS: Depicts a true–to–life moment that families of young children go through daily—the early– morning, roll–out–of–bed routine, with both its slightly groggy grumpiness and loving family dynamics. GLOWING ILLUSTRATIONS: MacKay brings the signature magic of her expertly lit paper dioramas to this book, transporting the reader into the environment, from the quiet darkness of the wee morning to the dazzling sunrise.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout I wake up very early. Good morning, Sun, on your way at last. You don’t wake up nearly as early as I do. Now the wind is waking. Tickle tickle on my cheeks, rustle rustle through the leaves. Birds untuck and start to coo, Whooo whooo, you wake up too early, yes you doooo . . . In sweet, melodic verse written from the perspective of the earliest riser, Too Early follows a family’s morning routine, exploring both the groggy haze and the everyday magic inherent in the predawn hours of a loving household. Nora Ericson studied painting at Yale University and writing for children at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from central New York, she now lives in Portland, Oregon, with two kids, two dogs, and two cats. Besides reading and writing, she loves cooking, tromping in the woods, and whittling spoons while daydreaming of her future miniature donkey farm. She’s also the author of Dill & Bizzy: An Odd Duck and a Strange Bird and Dill & Bizzy: Opposite Day. Elly MacKay is an internationally recognized paper artist and children's book author and illustrator. She wrote and illustrated the picture books Red Sky at Night, If You Hold a Seed, and Butterfly Park, among others. The distinctive 3D quality in her works is made by setting up layers of painted paper in a miniature theater. She lights the scene and photographs it to create her unique illustrations. MacKay lives in Owen Sound, Ontario, with her family.

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* 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

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This Joy! BY SHELLEY JOHANNES

Every day is a gift in this exuberant picture book about finding happiness in life’s small moments

RIGHTS: World excl. British Comm, AU, NZ SELLING POINTS ESTABLISHED AUTHOR: Johannes’s Beatrice Zinker chapter books and More Than Sunny, her debut picture book, were critically well–received. TODAY IS A GIFT: The message of this book is that every day is a gift and that we can find joy and gratitude in even the most ordinary things. PARENT–CHILD BOND: Mother and daughter enjoy the little things together and their happy day culminates with a hug. FRESH STYLE: Illustrations and verse have a playful, kid–like energy. OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK: Bursting with positivity and warmth, This Joy! is a sunny, feel–good story perfect for reading and sharing all year round.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm My arms aren’t big enough to hold the whole world . . . But when I feel this happy, it’s all I want to do! My voice isn’t loud enough to express this joy! Why isn’t there a word for feeling this alive? In this poetic and buoyant story from author–illustrator Shelley Johannes, a young child tries to measure the size of her joy and the depth of her gratitude as she embraces the beauty of the day. Reveling in simple wonders with unbridled enthusiasm, This Joy! celebrates living with arms wide open—because today is a gift! Shelley Johannes is the author–illustrator of the Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker chapter book series. A former architectural designer, she has a fondness for tracing paper, process, and accidental discoveries. She and her family live in Michigan with two feathered friends, Max and Alex, who make every day sunny and birdy. More Than Sunny was her debut picture book.

* HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

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The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name BY SANDHYA PARAPPUKKARAN, ILLUSTRATED BY MICHELLE PEREIRA

Perfect for fans of Alma and How She Got Her Name and Your Name is a Song, this picture book encourages readers to take up space and support each other with respect and kindness

SELLING POINTS WHAT’S IN A NAME?: Books about names and identity such as Alma and How She Got Her Name and Your Name Is a Song have made a splash in the market, and readers are hungry for more. STUNNING ARTWORK: Features a strong visual narrative from artist Michelle Pereira that mirrors Zimdalamashkermishkada’s inner emotional world. EVERGREEN THEMES: Themes of friendship, identity, and belonging are all central to this timeless picture book.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-6158-4 US $17.99 CAN $22.99

When Zimdalamashkermishkada starts at a new school, he knows he’ll have to introduce himself to lots of new people. He trips over his long name and decides to shrink it down to the shorter, simpler Zim. The nickname works fine for introductions, but deep down, it doesn’t feel right. It’s not until a new friend sees him for who he truly is that Zimdalamashkermishkada finds the confidence to step proudly into his long name. The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name is a warm and uplifting story that encourages young readers to celebrate their authentic selves, and proclaims that no one should ever have to shrink themselves to fit in. Sandhya Parappukkaran left her job as a food technologist so she could put her feet up and read. Then she rediscovered her passion for children's books. Her stories are inspired by her multicultural experience and include scrumptious food from her Kerala Indian heritage. Parappukkaran resides in Brisbane with her family. Michelle Pereira is an illustrator who spent her childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from Monash University with a bachelor of communication design. She has worked with a range of clients such as Penguin UK, Netflix, the New York Times and Marie Claire.

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon WRITTEN BY YING CHANG COMPESTINE; ILLUSTRATED BY JOY ANG

Award–winning author Ying Compestine reimagines the classic fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood" from a Chinese perspective

SELLING POINTS PROVEN TRACKS: Compestine’s The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, while Ang is known for illustrating the popular Mustache Baby series and New York Times bestselling The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. NEW TAKE ON A CLASSIC: Retellings and re–imaginations of well–known stories are popular, and Compestine provides a fresh twist on the classic fairy tale. CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE: Compestine, who grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, flips the traditional European tale on its head, and an author’s note explains her version’s cultural influences. ENERGETIC STORY: An action–packed and humorous tale, with bold illustrations. EMPOWERING MESSAGE: Girls don’t need rescuing in this version, where Little Red is the hero of her own story.

SPECIFICATIONS By now, you have probably heard the old folk tale about a girl in a red cape. The truth is that the story took place here in China, there wasn’t a woodsman, and I, the gentle wolf, certainly was not the one who ate them. Here is the real story.

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This is not the story you think you know. In this version of the classic fairy tale, Little Red lives in a village near the Great Wall and trains in kung fu. When she ventures to her grandmother’s to deliver rice cakes and herbal medicine, she encounters something much more fearsome than a wolf—a mighty dragon. With her wits and a sword in hand, Little Red must valiantly defend herself and her grandmother in this vibrant retelling from Ying Chang Compestine and Joy Ang. An author’s note discusses how this reimagining is influenced by Chinese mythology, symbolism, traditional medicine, and other elements of Compestine’s heritage.

PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

Award–winning author Ying Chang Compestine is a sought–after speaker who has lectured at schools and universities around the world. Her books include the picture book The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes and the middle– grade Secrets of the Terra–Cotta Soldier. She is passionate about showcasing Chinese history and culture, promoting healthy eating and living, and inspiring young writers. She lives in Lafayette, California. Joy Ang is an illustrator who has worked in comics, video games, and animation. Her picture books include the Mustache Baby series and Mulan: The Legend of the Woman Warrior, and she is the illustrator behind The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. She currently lives in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband, son, and fluffy cat.

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Roxie Loves Adventure WRITTEN BY SUDIPTA BARDHAN-QUALLEN, ILLUSTRATED BY LEEZA HERNANDEZ

From the author of the Purrmaids series comes a rollicking read all about a spoiled pug and her unexpected run–in with the great outdoors

SELLING POINTS REAL–LIFE ROXIE: Inspiration for the character Roxie comes from Bardhan–Quallen’s own beloved pug, who is @foxyroxiethepug on Instagram and boasts more than 13,000 followers. PUG LOVE: Dog lovers buy books and pug lovers get especially excited to support their favorite breed. ROLLICKING READ–ALOUD: This picture book is told in the bouncy rhyme that readers have come to expect from Bardhan– Quallen. It’s perfect for reading aloud.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5605-4 Roxie the pug lives a life of luxury. She loves fizzy drinks and fluffy pillows. She keeps her treats and chew toys close and never has to lift a paw. One night, Roxie’s humans are fast asleep when she has to GO! She scurries out of her doggy door to do her business, only to find . . . the door has locked behind her. Will Roxie be stuck outside forever? Without toys, treats, and tummy rubs?! Soon enough, Roxie finds her grit and finds her way back inside. A changed pup, she dreams sweet dreams of the adventures tomorrow might hold. This fresh and funny picture book from Sudipta Bardhan–Quallen and Leeza Hernandez encourages readers to venture out of their comfort zone to nurture the adventurer inside us all. Sudipta Bardhan–Quallen is the author of many children’s books, including Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Quackenstein Hatches a Family, and Chicks Rule! She lives in New Jersey with her family. Leeza Hernandez is an English designer and illustrator who makes books for children. She is best known for her work on the Mia Mayhem series by Kara West. She lives in Florida with her family.

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Murray Christmas BY E. G. KELLER

From bestselling Marlon Bundo illustrator E. G. Keller comes a hilarious “first Christmas” story told from a dog’s perspective

SELLING POINTS HIGH–PROFILE CREATOR: Keller is a bestselling and acclaimed illustrator most known for John Oliver’s enormously popular A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. FUN & COMMERCIAL TOPIC: This overprotective, Scrooge– esque pup that’s in need of a little Christmas spirit is a holiday slam–dunk. BOOKS ABOUT DOGS: This genre is always popular, and pet owners will delight in the irresistibly cute protagonist and the all–too–familiar dog antics. CLEVER HUMOR: Hilarity ensues in this series of chaotic mishaps and misunderstandings. CHARMING ILLUSTRATIONS: Features a bright palette, raucous energy, and visual easter eggs on every spread.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm In this laugh–out–loud funny and charming holiday tale, lovable “patrol dog” Murray is put on high alert by all of the sudden changes around the holidays—from the tree in the living room to the laundry mistakenly hung by the fireplace, threats lurk everywhere! And worst of all? Some random guy in a red suit keeps showing up everywhere—and Murray is not impressed. Can he learn to embrace the festivities, or will Murray’s misguided attempts to protect his family ruin Christmas? E. G. Keller is the illustrator of the New York Times #1 bestseller Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and the picture book To the Moon and Back for You by Bravo star Emilia Bechrakis Serhant. As Gerald Kelley, he illustrated documentarian Ken Burns’s New York Times bestselling book Grover Cleveland, Again!, and wrote and illustrated the picture book Please Please the Bees, which won the 2017 Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children’s Literature and was read aloud for Storyline Online by Rashida Jones. He lives in Denver.

* HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

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A Case of the Zaps BY ALEX BONIELLO AND APRIL LAVALLE, ILLUSTRATED BY JAMES KWAN

A charming and heartfelt picture book that's a great way to start a conversation about anxiety and mental health with readers a few generations old or fresh off the assembly line!

SELLING POINTS ALL–STAR AUTHORS: Boniello is a Broadway star best known for his work in Dear Evan Hansen and has over 57,000 followers on Instagram. Lavalle has written articles for sites such as Medium and Vulture and works with the Story Pirates. INCREDIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS: Kwan’s picture books have received starred reviews, and his whimsical illustrations perfectly convey the humor of the story. Graphic novel–like panels throughout are also really kid–friendly. IMPORTANT RESOURCES: Abrams worked with the Child Mind Institute on the book and backmatter, and there’s an authors’ note and resources in the back to help readers start a conversation about anxiety.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket Meet 3.14159265358979323846264338327950 . . . Or Pi, for short. Pi's just like any other kid robot: They love to listen to music, play with their dog, and hang out with their friends. And when their teacher announces a field trip to Olde Silicon Valley, Pi couldn’t be more excited! They daydream of all the awesome things they want to see and do there— but also begin to worry about all the things that could go wrong . . . Then, on the way home, Pi feels a ZAP! They try to avoid the strange feeling, but the Zaps keep happening. Pi doesn’t understand. They have a firewall installed! What could be going on? A tale with equal parts humor and heart, A Case of the Zaps is a great way to begin talking about mental health and anxiety for readers of all ages. Alex Boniello is an actor, musician, singer, writer, and Tony Award– winning producer from New York City. Most recently, he starred as Connor Murphy in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen, and has also appeared as the voice of Moritz in Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening and in numerous TV shows and films. Alongside April Lavalle, he's also a producer on Hadestown, for which they both received Tony Awards. Boniello is a passionate advocate for mental health, having worked closely with some of the most prolific organizations in the country. April Lavalle is an actor, comedian, writer, and Tony Award–winning producer living in New York City. As an actor, Lavalle has appeared on television and on stages throughout the world, and as a writer, she has been featured in publications such as Reductress, McSweeneys, Medium, and Vulture. She is also a director for the Story Pirates, which celebrates the imaginations of children worldwide. James Kwan is an animator and illustrator with a BFA from Pratt Institute. His picture books Dear Yeti and How It Feels to Be a Boat received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly and were featured in the New York Times. He was a character artist on BoJack Horseman and has also done animated, illustrated, and directed work with many clients including Microsoft and LEGO.

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The Museum of Lost Teeth BY ELYSSA FRIEDLAND, ILLUSTRATED BY GLADYS JOSE

Find out where the tooth fairy takes all those lost teeth in this laugh–out–loud new picture book, perfect for fans of School’s First Day of School

SELLING POINTS EMOTIONAL MILESTONE: Discover what happens when kids lose their first tooth—from the tooth’s perspective! HILARIOUS READ: With a pun– filled text and lots of dental details to find in the art, kids will be asking to read The Museum of Lost Teeth again and again. RISING–STAR ILLUSTRATOR: Jose is known for her commercial style and sense of humor, which you may recognize from Clayton Parker Really Really REALLY Has to Pee! BUZZ–WORTHY AUTHOR: Friedland’s latest book Last Summer at the Golden Hotel was a Good Morning America Buzz Pick and a Book of the Month Pick.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY Toothy lives in Liam’s mouth next to his best friend Fang. He’s a good tooth —sparkly and strong, and he loves doing the floss. One day, Toothy notices that he is loose and panics! Where will he go after he leaves his comfy spot next to Fang? After a crunchy apple seals the deal, Toothy is tucked under Liam's pillow. When the Tooth Fairy appears, she takes Toothy to the Museum of Lost Teeth. It’s a more incredible place than Toothy could have ever imagined. It’s filled with new friends and fun activities like Tooth or Dare! Toothy finds a new home on the Firsts Floor, where first baby teeth are proudly displayed. In the tradition of School’s First Day of School, The Museum of Lost Teeth answers the question "Where do all the lost teeth go?" in this unexpected and hilarious picture book. Elyssa Friedland is the bestselling author of four adult novels published by William Morrow and Berkley. She has written for the Washington Post, McSweeney’s, POPSUGAR, RealSimple.com, and Bustle, among others. She lives in New York City with her husband and three young children. The Museum of Lost Teeth is her first picture book. Gladys Jose is an illustrator and storyteller. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012, where she earned a BFA specializing in graphic design. Jose is the illustrator of a number of books for young readers, including Fresh Princess and Clayton Parker Really Really REALLY Has to Pee. She lives in the sunny state of Florida.

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The Most Haunted House in America BY JARRETT DAPIER; ILLUSTRATED BY LEE GATLIN

A rollicking, spooky–fun trip through the most haunted home in America: the White House!

SELLING POINTS SEASONAL HOOK: Perfect for Halloween or year–round, with a memorable setting and distinctive art. REAL–LIFE EXPERIENCE: Dapier’s author note recalls his performance at the Obamas’ 2009 Halloween party. HISTORICAL INSPIRATION: Back matter discusses the history of ghost sightings at the White House. RISING–STAR AUTHOR: Mr. Watson's Chickens received two starred reviews and made several best–of lists. Dapier's debut, Jazz for Lunch!, received blurbs from Rita Williams–Garcia and Cozbi Cabrera. SCARY–TALENTED ARTIST: Gatlin’s detailed, cartoonish art style is delightfully macabre and endearing, with visual treats on every spread. FUN READ–ALOUD: With energetic rhyme and musical text.

It was late October, the moon was pale, late in October when it came by mail: a letter, a missive, a kind invitation to drum at THE MOST HAUNTED HOUSE IN THE NATION! When the Skeleton Drummers receive an invitation from the First Lady to perform at the biggest Halloween party of a lifetime—or afterlife—the band must pack their instruments, rise from the earth, and prepare to rock the White House. With gusto and bone–rattling beats, the skeletons BOOM! BANG! and CLANG! as the crowd of trick–or–treaters dance on the president’s lawn. But when the party moves inside, something’s not quite right: there’s a chill in the air and a prickle of fright. There’s one thing you might not know: The White House is haunted from top to toe! With rhyming, rhythmic text from Jarrett Dapier and wonderfully macabre illustrations from Lee Gatlin, this musical tour of America’s most famous home is full of spooky surprises at every turn. Jarrett Dapier is an author, librarian, and lifelong drummer. His picture books include Jazz for Lunch!, illustrated by Eugenia Mello, and Mr. Watson's Chickens, illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi. He is the recipient of the American Library Association's John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for Intellectual Freedom for his research into censorship in Chicago Public Schools. He lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his family and their many pets. Lee Gatlin has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He is the illustrator of the picture book Monster School by Kate Coombs and Shout Out for the Fitzgerald–Trouts by Esta Spalding. He was born and raised in south Alabama, but he makes comics and art in Athens, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, three children, and two cats.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 ISBN 978-1-4197-5246-9 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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Bubbie & Rivka's Best-Ever Challah (So Far!) BY SARAH LYNNE REUL

Practice makes progress in this multigenerational story about family traditions and the pursuit of the perfect challah

SELLING POINTS JEWISH INTEREST: Told by a Jewish creator, this picture book centers a modern Jewish family and their everyday joy. SOCIAL–EMOTIONAL LEARNING: The themes of practice and persistence show how anyone can learn something new from those around them, no matter their age. It invites readers into playful exploration rather than perfectionism. HOME BAKING: This story will appeal to home bakers young and old. The back matter includes a challah recipe to try at home! MULTIGENERATIONAL STORY: An authentic grandmother and granddaughter relationship grounds this read.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket Bubbie and Rivka are not the best bakers . . . yet. But they are starting a new tradition. Every Friday they will bake a challah together! Week after week, Bubbie and Rivka pull a challah out of the oven that’s not quite right. Once, it’s a little lumpy. Another time, it’s totally burnt! But no matter what has gone wrong, each challah is the best one they’ve ever made (. . . so far!) As Bubbie and Rivka put their heads together to solve each week’s baking disaster, they learn something new about how to approach their next challah, fine–tuning their skills and ensuring next week’s bread will be even tastier. They learn that practice makes progress and persistence makes for some very special together time . . . and some very yummy challah! Sarah Lynne Reul is the author–illustrator of many books for children, including The Breaking News and Allie All Along. She grew up in Brooklyn, but now lives just outside of Boston with her family.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5898-0 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays BY LESLÉA NEWMAN; ILLUSTRATED BY SUSAN GAL

Celebrate the Jewish holidays all year round in this acclaimed picture book—now in paperback! Praise for Here Is the World “Both lovely and eminently useful.” —Kirkus Reviews “Illustrating the change of seasons, Gal’s charcoal and digital collage images effervesce with cheery colors, moving from the radiant gold, yellows, and reds of autumn to the greens and blues of spring—with a stop in snowy winter for Chanukah, of course.” —Publishers Weekly

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING: The hardcover was named a Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable, and this team's latest collaboration, Welcoming Elijah, won both the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the National Jewish Book Award. HOLIDAY TIE–IN: Publishing ahead of High Holiday celebrations in 2022 (Rosh Hashanah begins 9/25 and Yom Kippur begins 10/4). BONUS FEATURE: Includes a tear–out insert with a make– your–own 3D dreidel and a guide to the game! BACK MATTER: Includes a description of each holiday as well as simple crafts and recipes for families to make together.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations; 3D, tear-out dreidel * 48 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST Here is the world, ever changing and new, Spinning with joy at the wonder of you! Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children. Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons. From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life. Back matter includes a description of each holiday, easy crafts and recipes for every season, and a 3D tear–out dreidel! Lesléa Newman has created 75 books for readers of all ages, including Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story, The Eight Nights of Chanukah, and A Sweet Passover. Her literary awards include two National Jewish Book Awards, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Body–of–Work Award, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Christopher Medal. She has received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Susan Gal has illustrated numerous children's books. Her accolades include the Sydney Taylor Book Award and National Jewish Book Award. She began her illustration career as a poster and calendar artist, then worked as an "actor with a pencil" for Disney Animation before returning to her native California to create fun and whimsical illustrations.

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AGES 5 to 7 JUVENILE, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS HOLIDAY, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-6463-9 US $6.99 CAN $8.99 UK £4.99

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A Land of Books

DREAMS OF YOUNG MEXIHCAH WORD PAINTERS BY DUNCAN TONATIUH

Award–winning author–illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh sheds light on the significance of Aztec manuscripts and culture

SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED AUTHOR– ILLUSTRATOR: Tonatiuh’s books have received numerous accolades, including the Sibert Award and multiple Pura Belpre Medals and Honors. STRONG SALES TRACK: Tonatiuh’s books consistently backlist well and have sold more than half a million copies. CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: A powerful reminder of the importance of treasuring Native heritage and preserving their languages, stories, and cultural traditions. S&L LOVE: With his engaging, beautiful, and informative books that fill a gap in the market, Tonatiuh reliably gets strong support from schools and libraries. BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS: Books about literary figures and the power of words are favorites within the industry.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout Our world, little brother, is an amoxtlalpan, a land of books. In the jungles where the jaguar dwells, the Mayas make books. In the mountains the cloud people, the Mixtecs, make them as well. So do others in the coast and in the forests. And we the Mexica of the mighty Aztec empire, who dwell in the valley of the volcanoes, make them too. A young Aztec girl tells her little brother how their parents create beautiful painted manuscripts, or codices. She explains to him how paper is made from local plants and how the long paper is folded into a book. Her parents and others paint the codices to tell the story of their people’s way of life, documenting their history, science, tributes, and sacred rituals. Duncan Tonatiuh’s lyrical prose and beloved illustration style, inspired by the pre–Columbian codices, tell the story of how—contrary to the historical narrative that European colonizers bestowed “civilization” and knowledge to the Americas—the Aztec and their neighbors in the Valley of Mexico painted books and records long before Columbus arrived, and continued doing so among their Nahua–speaking descendants for generations after the Spanish Conquest. From an award–winning author–illustrator, A Land of Books pays tribute to Mesoamerican ingenuity and celebrates the universal power of the written word. Duncan Tonatiuh (toh–nah–tee–YOU) is an award– winning author–illustrator. He is both Mexican and American. He grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and graduated from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College in New York City. His artwork is inspired by pre–Columbian art. His aim is to create images and stories that honor the past, but are relevant to today's people, especially children. He currently lives in San Miguel with his family but travels in the United States often.

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* 48 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

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Covered in Color

CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE'S FABRICS OF FREEDOM WRITTEN BY ELISA BOXER; ILLUSTRATED BY SUSANNA CHAPMAN

A vibrantly illustrated biography about visionary artist Christo, encouraging creativity, perseverance, and appreciating the beauty all around us

SELLING POINTS KID–FRIENDLY FIGURE: Christo’s story as an immigrant to the United States and as a passionate, eccentric artist determined to follow his dreams will resonate widely. ONGOING LEGACY: Paris’s L’Arc de Triomphe was wrapped for 16 days between September and October 2021 for a posthumously completed project that was 60 years in the making. POPULAR CATEGORY: There’s a perennial interest in picture book biographies and kids’ books about art. RELEVANT THEMES: Highlights creativity, perseverance, and Christo’s belief in making art accessible for all. TALENTED AUTHOR: Boxer is a well–connected award winner in the journalism world and has lots of story ideas up her sleeve.

Christo (1935–2020) and Jeanne–Claude (1935–2009) are renowned for their large–scale, ambitious art installations that wrapped landmarks and swaths of land in fabric, including Berlin’s Wrapped Reichstag, Paris’s The Pont Neuf Wrapped, and concluding with New York City’s The Gates in Central Park (2005). This lively biography chronicles Christo's humble childhood in Soviet– controlled Bulgaria—under a regime that suppressed individuality and creativity—to his international fame as a bold (and controversial) innovator in the art world. Christo discovered an early love of art and found a way to make a living out of his passion by wrapping bottles, cans, stacks of magazines, and even an air conditioner. When he met his wife, Jeanne– Claude, they moved to New York City as undocumented immigrants and became equal partners in both life and work—he, the artist, and she, the dealmaker. Together, Christo and Jeanne–Claude made elaborate, visually stunning installations that transformed public spaces around the world, all free to the public. Christo never explained why he felt compelled to wrap things in fabric—rather, his work celebrated individual interpretation and the simple joy of seeing something familiar in a new way. And though each work was temporary, their awe–inspiring designs, uniting nature with the manmade, stayed with viewers long afterward. Covered in Color inspires readers to appreciate the beauty around us, however fleeting, and to push the boundaries of “possible.” Elisa Boxer is an Emmy–winning journalist and columnist whose work has been featured in publications including The New York Timesand Fast Company. She has reported for newspapers, magazines and TV stations, and has a passion for telling stories about people finding the courage to create change. Elisa lives with her family in Maine. Susanna Chapman is an illustrator, muralist, and designer. Her illustrated picture books include Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans; The Girl Who Ran; and Ada and the Galaxies. She lives in Nashville.

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DAZZLING ILLUSTRATIONS: Chapman’s colorful and bold style captures the spirit of Christo’s artwork.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 ISBN 978-1-4197-5611-5 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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Fighting for YES!

THE STORY OF DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST JUDITH HEUMANN BY MARYANN COCCA-LEFFLER, ILLUSTRATED BY VIVIEN MILDENBERGER, WITH A NOTE FROM JUDITH HEUMANN

A picture book biography celebrating the life and work of disability rights activist and icon Judith Heumann, highlighting one of her landmark achievements— leading the historic 504 Sit–in in 1977

SELLING POINTS DISABILITY REPRESENTATION: This picture book biography spotlights a disabled subject and also captures the diversity within this disabled community. ACTIVISM FOR KIDS: While picture books about activism remain staples on bookstore shelves, here is a real–life story about how a grassroots campaign and the activists behind it affected real policy change. IN HER OWN WORDS: The back matter includes a note from Heumann to young readers encouraging them to fight for YES in their own communities.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 6 to 9 JUVENILE NONFICTION From a very young age, Judy Heumann heard the word NO. When she wanted to attend public school, the principal said, "NO." When she wanted her teaching license, the New York Board of Education said, "NO." Judy and people with disabilities everywhere were tired of hearing “NO.” In the 1970s an important disability rights law, Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, was waiting to be signed. Judy and other disability rights activists fought for “YES!” They held a sit–in until Section 504 was signed into law. Section 504 laid the foundation for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was established thanks in large part to the ongoing work of Judy and her community. Along with a personal reflection from Judy herself, this picture book biography captures the impact and influence of one of America’s greatest living activists. Maryann Cocca–Leffler is an award–winning author and illustrator of more than 65 books for children, including The Power of Yet and We Want to Go to School! The Fight for Disability Rights. She lives and works in Portland, Maine. Visit her at www.maryanncoccaleffler.com. Vivien Mildenberger is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including All in a Drop and The Voice that Won the Vote. She lives on a lovely farm just outside of Nashville, where she works on her illustrations, pottery, and other general magic–making.

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A Story Is to Share

HOW RUTH KRAUSS FOUND ANOTHER WAY TO TELL A TALE WORDS BY CARTER HIGGINS; PICTURES BY ISABELLE ARSENAULT

The extraordinarily told, one–of–a–kind story of legendary author and children’s book icon Ruth Krauss

SELLING POINTS CHILDREN’S BOOK ICON: Krauss authored numerous classics, including The Carrot Seed, A Hole Is to Dig, and The Happy Day. ACCLAIMED AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Higgins’s books have earned starred reviews and widespread praise. Arsenault has earned countless accolades including three Governor General’s Awards for Children’s Literature. BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS: Books about literary figures and the power of words are reliable favorites. INVENTIVE NONFICTION: A fresh and whimsical approach inspired by Krauss’s own unique writing style. UNIVERSAL THEMES: Even readers who don’t know Krauss will connect with themes of creativity and being authentically yourself.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout She listens listens writes and draws stitches pages sews a book She finds another way to tell a tale

* 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

This unique picture book biography provides a mesmerizing look at the life of children’s writer Ruth Krauss (1901–1993), best known for books such as The Carrot Seed, A Hole is to Dig, and A Very Special House. With an imaginative, spontaneous text from Carter Higgins that pays homage to Krauss’s distinctive voice, and Isabelle Arsenault’s exquisite illustrations that evoke a childlike sense of wonder, A Story Is to Share is a tribute to storytelling and creativity of all kinds. Carter Higgins is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including Everything You Need for a Treehouse, Bikes for Sale, the chapter book series Audrey L & Audrey W: Best Friends–ish, and Circle Under Berry, her first book as both author and illustrator. She is an Emmy Award–winning visual effects and motion graphics artist and spent a decade as an elementary school librarian. Higgins lives in Las Vegas. Isabelle Arsenault is an internationally renowned children’s book illustrator. Her many acclaimed books include Just Because, The Honeybee, You Belong Here, and Cloth Lullaby, which received the BolognaRagazzi Award in 2017. She has won the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature three times, as well as three New York Times Best Illustrated accolades. Arsenault lives in Montreal.

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How It's Made

THE CREATION OF EVERYDAY ITEMS WRITTEN BY THOMAS GERENCER, ILLUSTRATED BY MUTI

From the team behind Science Channel’s long–running show How It’s Made comes the ultimate nonfiction guide for curious kids!

SELLING POINTS KID–FRIENDLY SUBJECT: “How things work” books are a hit among the 8–12 age group, and the platform of the show will elevate this project. PROMOTIONS: The Science Channel will promote the book on their social media, on Discovery e–commerce, and their newsletters. SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: The Science Channel has 8.2 million Facebook followers, 3.2 million Twitter followers, and 2.2 million Instagram followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations and photos throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 For 24 seasons and counting, How It’s Made has been an enthralling presence on Science Channel, educating its viewers on the process of making everything from bread to bifocals and breaking down complex ideas and processes with language everyone can understand. A “how–it’s–made” guide for relentlessly curious kids, this book teaches young readers how the items they love and use every day come to be, with simple yet captivating descriptions and full–color illustrations and photographs. Each chapter focuses on one specific item of particular interest to middle–grade readers, such as airplanes, gummy vitamins, or basketballs, and break down exactly what happens at the factory to make things tick. Tom Gerencer is an ASJA content writer and editor in the fields of science, tech, business, and the outdoors. He has written over 1,500 high–traffic articles with more than 70 million readers worldwide, for publications like HP Tech Takes, Boys' Life, The Boston Globe Magazine, Fast Company, Outdoor Life, and Costco Connection. He's the author of the business book Think Like Google and the short story collection Intergalactic Refrigerator Repairmen Seldom Carry Cash. Tom appears regularly on Wired Magazine's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, and lives in Maine and West Virginia with his wife, Kathy, two adventurous boys, and a couple of ornery dogs.

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WILD THING

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The Search for Sasquatch (A Wild Thing Book)

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BY LAURA KRANTZ

Inspired by her popular Wild Thing podcast, journalist Laura Krantz incorporates the scientific method and her journalistic skills to determine if Bigfoot is real

PODCAST POPULARITY: With more than two million downloads so far and numerous best–of accolades in the media, Krantz’s narrative podcast Wild Thing is a wild success. SERIES START: Matching the topic of each season of the Wild Thing podcast, book two will focus on aliens and book three will align with the forthcoming third season. FRESH CLASSROOM OFFERING: Discusses the scientific method, evolution, and organism classification, as well as investigative research and problem–solving. CAPTIVATING SUBJECT: Bigfoot is a subject of perennial fascination among kids and adults. FOR RELUCTANT READERS: Offers an accessible approach to nonfiction, with a high–interest topic and a humorous yet respectful tone. THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED: Krantz treats myth with the fact–based, deep–dive investigative tactics of a seasoned journalist.

SPECIFICATIONS When journalist Laura Krantz discovered that her long–lost cousin, Grover Krantz, a distinguished anthropologist and professor at Washington State University, had devoted much of his career to the search for Bigfoot, she couldn’t quite believe it. A natural skeptic and a strong believer in facts, Krantz decided to conduct her own quest for the most famous and elusive mythical creature. The Search for Sasquatch takes readers through the big guy’s fun, fascinating, and complex world, posing the question: Could Bigfoot be out there? Exploring the gray area between myth and science, Krantz takes readers on a strange, surreal, and surprising hunt for the fabled Sasquatch—showing us how to challenge our gut assumptions and open our minds to new possibilities, to think critically, and to use the scientific method along the way. The Search for Sasquatch asks readers to evaluate the evidence it presents and make up their own minds, all while considering why Bigfoot might be important—even if we don’t find him. Laura Krantz is a print and audio journalist whose critically acclaimed podcast Wild Thing explores the intersection between science and society. She spent ten years as an editor and producer with NPR in Washington, D.C. and KPCC in Los Angeles, and her work has appeared in Smithsonian, Outside, and Popular Science. An Idaho native, Krantz received her BA from Whitman College and her MA from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. She lives in Denver with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Scott Carney, and their two cats.

* Full-color illustrations throughout * 160 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

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The Garbage Pail Kids Cookbook BY ELISABETH WEINBERG AND MATT STINE; ILLUSTRATED BY JOE SIMKO; INTRODUCTION BY R.L. STINE

Gross has never been so tasty with this illustrated children’s cookbook from Topps and the Garbage Pail Kids brand, featuring more than 35 zany, kid–friendly recipes and an introduction by R.L. Stine “Picky eaters will eat up the food—as well as the yucky humor.” —R.L. Stine, from his Introduction

SELLING POINTS CROSS–GENERATIONAL: Garbage Pail Kids has a loyal, growing, and global fan base, and this family–friendly cookbook will attract both dedicated fans and a whole new generation of young chefs. SUCCESSFUL TRACK: The first book in R.L. Stine’s Garbage Pail Kids middle–grade series, Welcome to Smellville, debuted on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. There are nearly 100,000 copies of the series in print and 15 printings, as well as 50,000 copies of the Topps Garbage Pail Kids hardcover collection (Abrams ComicArts, 2012). GROWING CATEGORY: Children’s cookbooks have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, consistently occupying multiple spots on the New York Times bestseller list.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm Learn to cook and eat like a real Garbage Pail Kid with more than 35 delicious—and mostly healthy—recipes from Elisabeth Weinberg, a New York City–based chef and Chopped champion, and her husband, Matt Stine. Young chefs will have fun making and eating recipes from Nasty Nick’s Garlic Snots to Rob Slob’s Garbage Pail Slaw and Adam Bomb's Blender Blasters! This easy–to–follow book also features a section of science experiments, an introduction by R.L. Stine, full–color illustrations by celebrated Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, and plenty of outrageous humor that is guaranteed to appeal to every generation of Garbage Pail Kids fans. Elisabeth Weinberg is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, an executive chef, and owner of Miss Elisabeth’s Catering in New York City. Matt Stine is a Tony Award– winning music producer and, along with his wife, Elisabeth, is the author of the children’s book Little Chef, illustrated by Paige Keiser. Joe Simko is an artist known for his happy– horror style. He is one of the premiere Garbage Pail Kids illustrators for the Topps Company and lives in New York City with his wife, son, dog, and many, many boxes of cereal. R.L. Stine has more than 400 million English– language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. The Topps Company, Inc., originator of Garbage Pail Kids (GPK), Mars Attacks, and Bazooka Joe brands, was founded in 1938 and is the preeminent creator and marketer of physical and digital trading cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Check out GPK via social media: #garbagepailkids, facebook.com/GarbagePailKids, garbagepailkids.com.

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From Rebel, Brave and Brutal (Winter, White and Wicked #2) • By Shannon Dittemore


A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

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The Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella (A Hello!Lucky Book)

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WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE, PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

Blast off in a new out–of–this world graphic novel series from the bestselling creators Hello!Lucky

BESTSELLING TEAM: Sabrina and Eunice Moyle are the team behind Hello!Lucky. Their books have sold nearly one million copies across formats, and they boast nearly 78,000 followers on Instagram. HIGH–DEMAND FORMAT: Graphic novels for emerging readers are an in–demand category that’s only growing. With three easily digestible stories per book, this new series is sure to satisfy. EVERGREEN THEMES: Friendship, consent, teamwork, communication, and more make an appearance in the pages of this latest outing from the social– emotional learning pros behind Hello!Lucky.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER Meet Astrid and Stella! These best friends are ready to fire up the turbo blasters and take off into the stratosphere! They’ll just need a few things before it’s time to go: their special space suits, lots and lots of snacks, and their trusty robot Bobo. When things go sideways, Astrid and Stella always rely on their go–to mottos to get them out of sticky situations: “We can do hard things!” and “Progress not perfection!” In their very first adventure, Astrid and Stella will discover the cute and cuddly planet Caturn and the beach–covered planet Bloop. At each stop, they’ll meet new pals, solve friendship conundrums, and stop one evil tyrant—with lots of dance breaks and snack attacks along the way. It’s all in a lightyear’s work for these intergalactic pals! Hello!Lucky is all about using creativity to spread joy, fun, and kindness. Founded by sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle in 2003, Hello!Lucky is an award–winning letterpress greeting card and design studio working with dozens of partners to create products, including Abrams’ pun–derful children’s books: My Mom Is Magical!, My Dad Is Amazing!, Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power!, Kindness Rules!, Christmas Is Awesome!, Sloth and Smell the Roses, Go Get ‘Em, Tiger!, and Thanks a Ton! They also offer bedding, ceramics, socks, stationery, custom photo albums, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.

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AGES 6 to 9 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5701-3 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £9.99

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ADVENTUREGAME COMICS

Adventuregame Comics: Leviathan BY JASON SHIGA

Make choices to defeat a mysterious sea monster in the first of a new series of innovative, interactive graphic novels from the award–winning creator of Meanwhile

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Shiga has won an Eisner Award, an Ignatz Award, and a Stumptown Trophy Award. His graphic novel Meanwhile has sold nearly 100,000 copies, and Gene Luen Yang called it “the best that the cartoonists of Earth had to offer the universe.” UNIQUE FORMAT: Graphic novels are hugely popular with middle–grade readers, and this interactive format is unlike anything else out there. CLASSIC ADVENTURE: The medieval fantasy setting—with monsters and wizards and castles—feels perfect for fans of the genre or games such as Dungeons & Dragons or Minecraft.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST Adventuregame Comics is a new series of interactive graphic novels in the vein of Jason Shiga’s hit graphic novel Meanwhile. Readers follow the story from panel to panel using tubes that connect them, and sometimes the path will split, giving readers the chance to choose how the story unfolds. Leviathan is set in a medieval coastal village, where residents live in fear of a giant sea creature. Your goal as a reader is simple: defeat the Leviathan! As you wander through the open world, the town’s backstory is revealed. You can attempt to visit the library to try and learn why the Leviathan destroyed it years ago. You can stop by the castle to discover the town was once riddled with crime and theft—and how that’s stopped as the Leviathan will wreak havoc on the town for the smallest misdeeds. If you’re lucky, you may find your way to the old wizard who may possess the one thing that could keep the Leviathan at bay. But not everything is as it appears in this village. Can you discover the secrets and stop the Leviathan before it’s too late? Jason Shiga is the author of more than 20 comic books and the inventor of three board games, two card tricks, the greedy mug, the bus clock, and the world’s second–largest interactive comic, which spanned 25 square feet. In 2003 he won the Eisner award for “talent deserving of wider recognition.” He lives in Oakland, California.

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5779-2 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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BIG IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

RIGHTS: World/All

We the People! (Big Ideas that Changed the World #4)

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BY DON BROWN

Award–winning author Don Brown explores the history of democracy in the United States in this installment of the Big Ideas That Changed the World series

CELEBRATED AUTHOR: Brown is an award–winning author–illustrator well–known to booksellers, teachers, and librarians. His graphic novel The Unwanted was a Sibert Honor Medalist and a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner. SERIES PRAISE: Books 1–3 in the series have received multiple starred reviews, and Rocket to the Moon! was chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. IMPORTANT TOPIC: Given the US Capitol riots, America’s divided legislature, and threats to voting rights and civil liberties in the news, democracy is as timely and critical a subject as ever. CLASSROOM APPEAL: A must– have for social studies and history curricula. POPULAR FORMAT: The graphic novel genre remains hugely popular, especially in nonfiction, where Brown is a master.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout The Greek word democracy comes from demos (people) and kratos (rule)—meaning “the people hold power.” In this timely graphic novel, acclaimed author–illustrator Don Brown explores the history of democracy—from civilization’s beginnings as hunter–gatherers to the birth of monarchies and vast empires, and from the earliest republics to our present–day government. Narrated by Abigail Adams, We the People! explores how Athenian and Greek assemblies inspired our legislative and judiciary branches; how Enlightenment ideals of reason, toleration, and human progress shaped our founding fathers’ thinking; how Mali’s Manden Charter and England’s Magna Carta influenced our Bill of Rights; and how the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy directly shaped the US Constitution. Explaining the fundamentals of democracy —liberty, equality, and justice for all—in a kid–friendly way, We the People! is a powerful reminder that power rests in the people’s hands. Big Ideas That Changed the World is a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard–won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true. Don Brown is the award–winning author and illustrator of many nonfiction graphic novels and picture books. His books have been called “masterful” and “a must for youth graphic collections.” Brown has received an Eisner nomination, two Sibert Honors, a Horn Book Best Book honor, a YALSA award, and multiple starred reviews, among other awards and notices. He lives in Hudson Valley, New York, with his family.

* 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5738-9 US $14.99 CAN $17.99 UK £10.99

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MARYA KHAN

RIGHTS: World/All

Marya Khan and the Incredible Henna Party (Marya Khan #1)

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BY SAADIA FARUQI; ILLUSTRATED BY ANI BUSHRY.

From the author of the bestselling Yasmin series, this is the start of a charming new chapter book series about a third–grader whose plans may backfire but whose persistence and heart are inspiring, perfect for fans of Ivy & Bean and Dory Fantasmagory

ALL–STAR AUTHOR: Faruqi’s books consistently garner acclaim. Meet Yasmin! received two starred reviews, was a JLG selection, and a Kirkus Best of the Year. A Place at the Table was a Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book and a TLA Lone Star reading list pick; and A Thousand Questions was a JLG selection and a NYPL Best Book. EXCITING NEW SERIES: This is the start of a new illustrated series that centers a Pakistani– American girl. A book will publish every season, and we’ve signed up four books so far. SUCCESSFUL TRACK IN CATEGORY: Perfect for readers who have aged out of Faruqi’s successful Yasmin series and are looking for their next great read. BONUS BACKMATTER: The book includes an activity in the back for kids to trace and color their own henna designs.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout Marya’s eighth birthday is coming up in a week, and all she wants is an over–the–top birthday party just like the ones Alexa, her rich neighbor, always throws. When Alexa parades into school with fancy invitations, Marya can't help herself—she claims that she’s having the most epic henna party ever. Now she has to convince her family to make it happen. Enter Operation Help the Khans! Marya's siblings clearly need help with their projects. Maybe she could cook dinner for her parents, or clean her grandmother’s room? Except everything Marya does seems to end in disaster. Will Marya and her family be able pull it together and throw the best party ever?! Saadia Faruqi was born in Pakistan and moved to the United States when she was 22 years old. She writes the Yasmin series and popular middle–grade novels such as Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero. Besides writing books for kids, she also loves reading, binge–watching her favorite shows, and taking naps. She lives in Houston with her family. Ani Bushry graduated from the University of West England with a background in graphic design and illustration. She grew up listening to stories her mom used to tell her and always wanted to tell her own stories. She lives in the Maldives with her husband and cat Lilo, whom she loves to spoil.

* 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 6 to 9 CHAPTER BOOK, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6116-4 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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NATHAN HALE'S HAZARDOUS TALES

RIGHTS: World/All

Let's Make History! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales)

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CREATE YOUR OWN COMICS BY NATHAN HALE

From the New York Times bestselling creator of the Hazardous Tales series comes an exciting activity book that puts kids’ writing, drawing, and researching to the test! Do you have what it takes to be a Hazardous Cartoonist?

BESTSELLING SERIES: Across the series, we have more than 1.3 million copies in print, and the series builds with each new book! KID–FRIENDLY: This activity book format is new for the series, but Hale often shows kids how he draws the Hazardous Tales at school events, and kids always love it. It’s clear his audience is an artistic bunch, and this book will help channel that creativity. GREAT FORMAT: Hale always finds the most fascinating facts in American history and turns history lessons into wild romps through the past. This new format will encourage readers to similarly do their own research to explore history or make up stories of their own.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm Make your own way through history! Readers will tackle 71 comic–creating challenges, with help from some of their favorite characters from the series! With each challenge, young cartoonists will learn new skills, from sound effects and character creation to building their own 10–page comic. This hardcore comics workbook will get kids writing their own thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and totally true histories! Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online at nathanhaleauthor.com.

* HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-6552-0 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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The Underground Abductor: Bigger & Badder Edition (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5) ISBN 978-1-4197-6217-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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NATHAN HALE'S HAZARDOUS TALES

The Underground Abductor: Bigger & Badder Edition (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5) BY NATHAN HALE

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A deluxe, oversized edition of the original Underground Abductor graphic novel—with 16 pages of new material! Awards and praise for the Hazardous Tales series Texas Bluebonnet Award master list New York Public Library’s Children’s Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list “An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure.” —Kirkus Reviews “Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels . . . Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real–life events and support the stories’ over–the–top humor . . . the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale’s style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop.” —Horn Book “Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphicnovel enthusiasts.” —Kirkus Reviews

SELLING POINTS BIGGER & BETTER: With a new, larger format, 16 pages of additional frontmatter, and special effects on the front cover, this is both the perfect collector’s item for fans of the series and a way to draw in new readers. BESTSELLING SERIES: There are more than one million copies in print and the series builds with each new book. KID–FRIENDLY: The stories are true, gruesome, and hilarious, and the format and art are welcoming for reluctant readers. GREAT STORIES: Hale has found the most fascinating true facts from American history, and these books transform textbook lessons into wild romps through America’s past.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/8" - 187mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB

The Bigger & Badder editions of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales continue. Araminta Ross was born an enslaved person in Delaware in the early 19th century. After years of backbreaking labor and the constant threat of being sold and separated from her family, she escaped and traveled north to freedom. Once there, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. As an “abductor” on the Underground Railroad, she risked her life helping countless enslaved people escape to freedom. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and true stories of American history. Read them all— if you dare! Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online at nathanhaleauthor.com.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 14 JUVENILE, KIDS COMICS, KIDS HISTORY, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6217-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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THE QUESTIONEERS

RIGHTS: World/All

The Science of Baking (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #3)

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BY ANDREA BEATY AND DR. THEANNE GRIFFITH

The third book in a nonfiction early–reader series based on the new Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show!

EXCITING NONFICTION SERIES: Written with coauthor Dr. Theanne Griffith, this early– reader series helps young and curious minds learn about a new topic in each book, using art from the new Netflix show to help bring each concept to life. BESTSELLING SERIES: Both the Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers and the momentum keeps building. NETFLIX TIE–IN: The Netflix show Ada Twist, Scientist launched in September 2021. The show will raise the series profile, drawing even more readers to the books.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 80 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 5 to 8

How does a cake bake? What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder? And why is it so important to measure the different ingredients in a recipe? Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files is the perfect nonfiction resource for all these questions and more. Based on the bestselling series and the new Netflix show, this nonfiction series is perfect for the youngest scientists of tomorrow, as they learn along with Ada. Designed in a scrapbook format, these books combine art from the show, illustrations, and photography to bring simple science concepts to life. Andrea Beaty is the author of the bestselling Questioneers series, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. Theanne Griffith is a neuroscientist and the author of The Magnificent Makers chapter book series. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved both storytelling and science, and her books combine those two passions. Griffith received her BA in neuroscience and Spanish from Smith College and earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of California, Davis.

CHAPTER BOOK, JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6153-9 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £9.99

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RIGHTS: World/All

The Questioneers Box of Chapter Books (Books 1-5) BY ANDREA BEATY, ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

A new collectible boxed set that includes five of the beloved New York Times bestselling Questioneers chapter books!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: Both the Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers, and the momentum keeps building. NOW ON NETFLIX:Ada Twist, Scientist the Netflix show launched in September 2021. This box set is perfect for fans discovering Ada for the first time through the new show. GIFTABLE FORMAT: The collectible boxed set format comes just in time for holiday gift giving. BOX SET SUCCESS: The first Questioneers chapter book box set that published in Fall 2021 has already sold more than 10,000 copies!

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 736 pages * Boxed Set - Hardcover Three cheers for the Questioneers! Celebrate science, perseverance, and creativity in this 5–book boxed set that includes Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants, Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion, Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote, and Ada Twist and the Disappearing Dogs. Follow Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater on all of their adventures! Add the picture books, chapter books, and activity books starring the Questioneers by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today. Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioneers series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies; Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau; and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.

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CLASS CRITTERS

Madison Morris Is NOT a Mouse! (CLASS CRITTERS #3)

BY KATHRYN HOLMES, ILLUSTRATED BY ARIEL LANDY

The third book in a humorous and heartfelt chapter book series about a second grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a day

SELLING POINTS TONS OF KID APPEAL: Hilarious animal adventures and cute black–and–white illustrations throughout will give this series great kid appeal. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Animal adventures and classroom stories are perennially popular, and this series concept hits a sweet spot by combining the two. REAL NATURAL SCIENCE: Light back matter includes animal fun facts that are great for curious readers, teachers, and librarians. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of David Dixon’s Day as a Dachshund, which will include a sneak peek of this book in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB Madison tries her best to spread joy and be helpful, even when people like her Great–Aunt Joelle seem to think that she can't do or say anything right. Still, she goes into Mrs. Norrell’s class with her head held high, ready to brainstorm ideas for her group project on activism. But after her Great– Aunt Joelle shoots down her ideas, she starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t really cut out to be a leader or change–maker. Then, something strange happens: Madison turns into a mouse! Her voice is high–pitched and squeaky, her heart beats furiously in her body, and she’s so so small. Luckily, one of her kindhearted classmates, Tally Tuttle, helps to get her to safety so no one squishes her by accident. Will Madison be able to navigate her own insecurities and the unexpected dangers of being a mouse—and turn back into herself before the end of the day? Or will she be stuck eating cheese and hiding from cats for the rest of her life? In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell’s second grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book follows a different kid and their animal transformation and includes fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter. Kathryn Holmes grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and stacks upon stacks of books. A graduate of the New School’s MFA in creative writing program, Holmes works as a freelance dance journalist, among other writing gigs. She is the author of the Class Critters series and the young adult novels The Distance Between Lost and Found and How It Feels to Fly. Ariel Landy is an illustrator and educator from New York City. She began writing and illustrating stories as soon as she could hold a pencil, and she never stopped. Landy currently lives in France with her husband and their dog, Sid.

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SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MYSTERIES

RIGHTS: World English

Find a Missing Star (SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries #1)

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BY DAVE LEWMAN, ILLUSTRATED BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Uncover the mysteries of Bikini Bottom in an all–new middle–grade series featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends!

POPULAR BRAND: SpongeBob SquarePants has been a global phenomenon for more than 20 years, with more than 250 episodes—and counting!—of the TV series on air; they have 3.5 million followers on Instagram and 2.4 million followers on Twitter. The brand continues to be the #1 Nick digital franchise on all apps, websites, and connected devices and has 100 million monthly global viewers. FRESH CONTENT: SpongeBob continues to expand as a brand with new films, television series, podcasts, and game apps all coming out in 2022. This book series will capitalize on all the new content coming out in the coming months and add SpongeBob publishing to the mix. EXCITING ILLUSTRATIONS: Features fun black–and–white spot illustrations by comics superstar Francesco Francavilla.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout SpongeBob SquarePants is on the case in this new middle–grade series. On the eve of a mayoral event happening at the Krusty Krab, Patrick Star goes missing! With no one willing to help find him, SpongeBob and Squidward put on their best detective gear and hit the case themselves. But as their investigation leads them to the darkest corners of Bikini Bottom, unknown secrets about SpongeBob's best friend are quickly revealed. Energetic and fast–paced, with plenty of kid–friendly humor, Find a Missing Star, the first in the SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries series, is a great read for new and longtime fans of the hit TV series. David Lewman has written more than 65 books starring SpongeBob SquarePants, the Fairly OddParents, G.I. Joe, Club CSI, Trolls, and other popular characters. He has also written scripts for many acclaimed television shows. David lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Donna, and their dog, Pirkle.

* 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5772-3 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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RIGHTS: North America

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Book 1 BY RIN CHUPECO

From master horror writer Rin Chupeco comes the nightmarish first novel in an all–new middle grade horror series inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit TV classic, Are You Afraid of the Dark?

SELLING POINTS HOT CATEGORY: Scary middle– grade stories are an evergreen category, and the beloved Are You Afraid of the Dark? brand brings an edge to this series. TV TIE–IN: The second season of the revival of Are You Afraid of the Dark? aired on Nickelodeon in Spring 2021 to rave reviews. KEY PARTNER: The Abrams and Viacom partnership has seen proven success in our JoJo and Avatar series.

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS FICTION, MIDDLEGRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6349-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

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Everyone in Southridge knows about the legend of the Gravemother. They know how to leave offerings by the abandoned house she was supposedly murdered in to pacify her. They know better than to trespass on her property. But not everyone believes in the tale—especially not fourteen–year–old Rhett, who lives around the corner from the old mansion. Then it's announced that the Gravemother’s place is one of several to be demolished to give way for new townhouses. When disaster strikes the construction site and strange sightings of a woman in white begin haunting the neighbors, Rhett must figure out how to put the ghost permanently to rest before it's too late. Perfect for fans of the Fear Street and Five Nights at Freddy’s series, these terror–inducing tales—told by members of an all–new Midnight Society—are sure to keep readers up at night. Rin Chupeco is a Chinese Filipino writer of young adult and middle grade fiction. In addition to Are You Afraid of the Dark?, they are known for The Bone Witch series, The Girl From the Well series, and The Never–Tilting World series.

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GARBAGE PAIL KIDS

RIGHTS: World/All

Garbage Pail Kids: The Big Box of Garbage (Box Set)

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BY R.L. STINE, ILLUSTRATED BY JOE SIMKO, JEFF ZAPATA, AND FRED WHEATON

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop–culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids in this illustrated, New York Times bestselling middle–grade series, now available in a special box set

ADDED VALUE: Includes twelve collectible Garbage Pail Kids stickers! CROSS–GENERATIONAL: Garbage Pail Kids has a loyal, dedicated fan base, and this series attracts both loyal fans and a whole new generation of readers. MEGASTAR AUTHOR: R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street series have sold more than 400 million copies. He has nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook combined. BESTSELLER: The first book debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List at #7 in Middle Grade Hardcover and at #16 on the Publishers Weekly Frontlist Children's Fiction Bestseller List.

Welcome to the town of Smellville, where ten kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and slobby and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious series from bestselling author R.L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janey—get into mischief at their middle school. Now, for the first time, all three illustrated hardcover books in the New York Times bestselling series are collected together in a special box set, featuring twelve bonus Topps GPK stickers. Includes Welcome to Smellville, Thrills and Chills, and Camp Daze—each volume in the trilogy guaranteed to amuse and entertain readers of all ages. R.L. Stine has more than 400 million English–language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Besides Goosebumps, he has written series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, the Nightmare Room, Dangerous Girls, and Just Beyond. Stine lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher. The Topps Company, Inc., originator of Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks, and Bazooka Joe brands, was founded in 1938 and is the preeminent creator and marketer of physical and digital trading cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary. Check out GPK via social media: #garbagepailkids, facebook.com/GarbagePailKids, garbagepailkids.com. Jeff Zapata has worked on comic books and trading cards for more than 25 years, including 13 gross, memorable ones as an editor, art director, and artist on Garbage Pail Kids and other brands at the Topps Company. Fred Wheaton has been wallowing in the Garbage Pail at Topps since 2006, contributing disgusting concepts, final art, comics, and sketch cards. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and their three kids. Joe Simko is an artist known for his happy–horror style. He is one of the premiere Garbage Pail Kids illustrators for the Topps Company and lives in New York City with his wife, son, dog, and many, many boxes of cereal.

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POPULAR BRAND: GPK is a classic, retro brand from Topps and is experiencing a strong resurgence in popularity, with new stickers released regularly and a wide array of licensed merchandise.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black and white illustrations throughout, 12 bonus stickers * 624 pages * Boxed Set PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 ISBN 978-1-4197-6629-9 US $44.99 CAN $56.99 UK £34.99

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RUBE GOLDBERG AND HIS AMAZING MACHINES

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The New Switcheroo (Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines #2)

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BY BRANDON T. SNIDER; ILLUSTRATED BY ED STECKLEY

The hilarious follow–up to Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines by bestselling author Brandon T. Snider and featuring illustrations by award– winning artist Ed Steckley

POPULAR SUBJECT: Rube Goldberg (1883–1970) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist whose influence on pop culture is more present than ever. Today, Rube Goldberg is searchable, hash–taggable, and even viral, with hundreds of millions of searches and posts across all social platforms. LAUGH–OUT–LOUD HUMOR: This hilarious middle–grade adventure is inspired by some of Goldberg’s classic cartoon characters. STEAM HOOK: Rube Goldberg is an integral part of STEM and art education curriculum across the United States and around the world. AUTHORIZED: Written in consultation with the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation & Creativity.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm After unintentionally unmasking a criminal mastermind at his school’s Contraption Convention, Rube Goldberg—and his inventions—are the talk of the sixth grade. Rube’s star is on the rise, and it’s a lot of pressure. What if he’s lost his mojo? There’s no time to wonder, because Rube and his two best friends, Boob and Pearl, are busy planning Pearl’s campaign for class president. With the Switcheroo Dance a weekend before the big election, Pearl’s path to victory is set. That is, until a new mystery strikes the town. Rube is eager to bring Zach into the fold, but Boob and Pearl can’t help but wonder if Rube’s mysterious new friend is hiding something . . . will Rube get his mojo back in time to unravel the mystery and save Pearl’s campaign? Hijinks and hilarity abound in this dynamic follow–up to Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines, written by bestselling author Brandon T. Snider and featuring black–and–white illustrations by Ed Steckley. Brandon T. Snider is the bestselling author of the award–winning Dark Knight Manual, as well as the Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest series. Additionally, he has written books featuring Cartoon Network favorites such as Adventure Time and Regular Show, Marvel’s Spider–Man and Black Panther, plus pop–culture icons such as Justice League, Star Wars, and The Muppets. He lives in New York City, where he is a member of the Writers Guild of America and SAG–AFTRA. Jennifer George is president of the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation and Creativity. George is Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter and lives and works in New York City. Ed Steckley is an award–winning print and advertising illustrator. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Queens, New York. He is on the board of directors of the National Cartoonist Society and is president of its New York City chapter.

* HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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GAME CHANGER

Dinged

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(A GAME CHANGER COMPANION NOVEL) BY TOMMY GREENWALD

A star football player watches his father deteriorate from injuries he suffered playing the very same sport

SUCCESSFUL BACKLIST: Game Changer has sold more than 41,000 copies in hardcover, was on 18 state lists, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and is now on its tenth printing. Rivals has sold more than 11,000 copies in less than a year and was also a JLG selection and an Amazon Prime Box selection. UNIQUE FORMAT: The story has multimedia elements to the writing—such as sports commentary, interviews, and newspaper articles—making it an accessible read. TIMELY TOPIC: Sports books are especially popular in middle grade. Like Game Changer, Dinged also tackles the dangers of playing football, this time through the lens of a father–son relationship. This topic is still unfortunately timely and one that Greenwald is passionate about.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm Caleb Springer is the up–and–coming star freshman quarterback on the high school football team, which isn’t a surprise considering his dad, Sammy Springer, was an NFL superstar and is now the town celebrity. College scouts are already snooping around Caleb, and his future seems set. But just as Caleb’s glory days begin, his dad starts to change. He’s forgetting things and getting angry at random times. Caleb is forced to confront a bleak possibility: The sport that gives him so much status and self–worth might be the cause of his dad’s strange behavior. Will Caleb keep playing the sport of his dreams, even if he knows how dangerous it can be? Tommy Greenwald’s Game Changer is on 18 state lists, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a YALSA Top Ten pick, and a Junior Library Guild Premier Selection. Greenwald is also the author of the Crimebiters! and Charlie Joe Jackson series, among many other books for children. In his day job, he is the cofounder of Spotco Advertising, a theatrical and entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co–bookwriter (with Andrew Lippa) of John & Jen, an off–Broadway musical that has been produced around the country and internationally. To read woefully outdated information about Greenwald, visit tommygreenwald.com.

* HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLEGRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION, SPORTS ISBN 978-1-4197-5515-6 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Awesome Friendly Book Bundle BY JEFF KINNEY

Experience Awesome Friendly laughs, adventures, and scares with this boxed set from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

Move over, Greg Heffley, Rowley Jefferson is a bestselling author, too. And now you can have all three of Rowley’s books in the brand–new Awesome Friendly Book Bundle: Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories. There are two sides to every story, and now you can enjoy the world of Wimpy Kid like you’ve never seen it before. This collectible boxed set comes in a specially designed package—a must–have gift for fans new and old. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With over 250 million books sold around the world in 81 editions and 66 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers. The series is one of the top–five bestselling book series—adult and kids—of all time, and has been a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 750 weeks— longer than any other kids’ series. Wimpy Kid is also a #1 bestseller on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller lists. THE POWER OF ROWLEY: Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid was published in April 2019, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventures in August 2020, and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories in March 2021. Each book debuted at no. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, and the series remains a fixture at the top of the charts since publication. Each title has been published in approximately 44 foreign editions and translated into 42 languages around the world. There are nearly 6 million copies in print in the U.S. alone (nearly 2 million on Bookscan). NOW A MAJOR DISNEY MOVIE FRANCHISE: Wimpy Kid has a brand–new animated movie on Disney+! Diary of a Wimpy Kid premiered on December 3, 2021, to instant success. The second animated adventure, Rodrick Rules, is in development. WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: Nearly 5 million fans across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, over 800 million TikTok views for #diaryofawimpykid, and over 19 million YouTube views.

SPECIFICATIONS * 672 pages * Boxed Set PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 9 to 12 ISBN 978-1-4197-6317-5 US $44.00 CAN $56.00

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 17 BY JEFF KINNEY

New from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—official cover reveal coming soon!

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With over 250 million books sold around the world in 81 editions and 66 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers. The series is one of the top–five bestselling book series—adult and kids—of all time. MEGA BESTSELLING SERIES: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 750 weeks—longer than any other kids’ series! Wimpy Kid is also a #1 bestseller on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller lists. NOW A MAJOR DISNEY MOVIE FRANCHISE: Wimpy Kid has a brand–new animated movie on Disney+! Diary of a Wimpy Kid premiered on December 3, 2021, to instant success. The second animated adventure, Rodrick Rules, is in development.

Greg Heffley is back for another adventure in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 17, the newest book by #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.

WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: Nearly 5 million fans across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, over 800 million TikTok views for #diaryofawimpykid, and over 19 million YouTube views.

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 black-and-white illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 ISBN 978-1-4197-6294-9 US $14.99 CAN $17.99

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RIGHTS: World English

Windswept BY MARGI PREUS, ILLUSTRATED BY ARMANDO VEVE

From Newbery Honor–winner Margi Preus, a gripping middle–grade fantasy about a girl who must save the children of her world from being “windswept"

SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Preus’s books are critical darlings, including the Newbery Honor–winning Heart of a Samurai. Her latest, Village of Scoundrels, received four starred reviews. Preus’s books have sold more than 325,000 copies. RETURN TO FANTASY: In the vein of West of the Moon, Preus makes an exciting return to the genre with her first fantasy novel since 2015. ENTHRALLING READ: Preus has the kind of writing that appeals to kids, educators, and reviewers. With a fast–paced, high–stakes, immersive world–building, layered prose, and a light fairytale feel, she’s expertly crafted another action–packed adventure that’s impossible to put down. BOOK WITHIN A BOOK: Books within books are always popular, and Windswept is a story within a story. ENVIRONMENTAL ANGLE: Includes themes of recycling and keeping an environment better than you found it.

SPECIFICATIONS In Tag’s world, children are disappearing. “Youngers” who venture Outside are windswept—vanishing in the swirling snow—Tag’s sisters among them. Many have tried to find the lost children; all have failed. And since the Other Times, the Powers That Be seem intent on keeping it that way. Little remains from those times: snippets of songs, heaps of plastic trash, and a few banned texts—including a book of fairytales. An unlikely crew of Youngers join forces—Boots, who can climb anything, Ant, who will eat anything, Ren, who will say anything, and Tag, who doesn’t appear to have any talent whatsoever. With their dubious skills, the fairytales, a possibly magic ribbon, and an unwillingness to accept “that’s impossible,” they set off to rescue their windswept siblings in this spellbinding fantasy from Newbery Honor winner Margi Preus. Margi Preus is a New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor Book Heart of a Samurai and other notable books for young readers, including West of the Moon, Shadow on the Mountain, and Village of Scoundrels. She lives in Duluth, MN, land of snow squalls and cardamom buns. Armando Veve is an award–winning illustrator whose drawings have appeared in numerous publications around the globe, including The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Smithsonian Magazine, as well as with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and Art of Play. His permanent public art installation commissioned by MTA Arts & Design for Metro North Railroad was completed in 2021. He is a Society of Illustrators gold medalist, ADC Young Gun, and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree. Armando studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Philadelphia.

* Map and B&W illustrations throughout * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5824-9 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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THE POWERS

Haven's Legacy (The Powers Book 2) BY MELISSA BENOIST AND JESSICA BENOIST

The thrilling and heartfelt second book in The Powers, a sweeping middle–grade fantasy series from Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and her sister, the writer Jessica Benoist

When Parker and Ellie McFadden’s mysterious aunt Sadie shows up in the aftermath of the dramatic events at Haven House, they realize their world is about to get a lot bigger. They’ve been invited to join an underground society called the Sentry, a group comprised of powerful individuals tasked with protecting the planet. At Mountain Harbor, a summer training camp for junior members of the Sentry, Ellie and Parker will be given a chance to hone their newly realized abilities in a secure space. It’s what Sadie wants them to do, since she needs their help with an important and cryptic mission as soon as they’re ready. But Mountain Harbor is not what it seems. Though Sadie promised the girls protection, the Danger—a smoky, tentacled being born of greed and chaos—has broken free of the forests surrounding Haven to follow Parker and Ellie to Mountain Harbor. The twins must rely on their new friends and teachers to help them defeat the fearsome threat and uncover the truth behind Sadie’s mysterious assignment. But most of all, they will have to rely on each other. Melissa Benoist is an American actress based in Los Angeles who is best known for her roles in Glee, Whiplash, and Supergirl (in which she plays Supergirl). She and Jessica Benoist, her sister, are lifelong readers of science fiction and fantasy and are particularly passionate about using fantasy as a vehicle for making topical themes accessible to young readers. She lives in Kansas.

SELLING POINTS SUPER AUTHORS: Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist has 4.5 million Instagram followers and one million Twitter followers, and is joined by her sister, writer Jessica Benoist. STRONG REVIEWS: Publishers Weekly called Haven’s Secret “an engaging fantasy series starter with a strong ecological message, a setting full of character, and tantalizing hints of a bigger, worldwide scale.” SISTER THEME: Written by and about sisters, this series has plenty of girl power—and is perfectly in line with the Supergirl fanbase. SUCCESSFUL TRACK: From our own Ronan Boyle to The Land of Stories and The Magic Misfits, celebrity–driven fantasies have been doing extremely well in the middle–grade market.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5263-6 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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FRIGHT WATCH

Unmasked (Fright Watch #3) BY LORIEN LAWRENCE

The third book in the spine–chilling Fright Watch series follows the local monster mask maker—and a mask that comes to life on Halloween night

SELLING POINTS SERIES EXCITEMENT: The Stitchers had some great buzz: It was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and Stephen King blurbed the book and said, “I hope [Quinn and Mike will] be back. If they are, I will be there. So will about a million kids, I bet.” A NEW DIRECTION: This newest adventure follows a different character: Marion, the monster mask maker. This new point of view helps to expand the world of South Haven and is a great read for both old and new fans of the series. COMMERCIAL CONCEPT: From Stranger Things to Goosebumps, horror is doing well in kid’s media, especially more classic horror. This story strikes the perfect balance of having a unique premise and pairing it with more classic and nostalgic horror elements.

Having suffered from anxiety attacks since she was eight years old, creating monsters has become a sort of therapy for Marion Jones: When she sculpts and paints, her fingers don’t tingle, the heaviness lifts from her chest, and she can actually breathe. So instead of grabbing pizza and milkshakes after school like most other kids in South Haven, Marion holes up in her room, working away on her monsters. And it’s paid off, because she’s just finished her first full–face mask: a gruesome sea monster she’s named Winston. However, Halloween arrives with a Super Blue Blood Moon, and its powers somehow manage to bring Winston to life. To make matters worse, Marion’s crush, Tyler Dash, becomes the object of Winston’s possession as soon as he tries on the mask, turning him into a red–flannel and Converse high–top wearing Creature from Connecticut. Marion has no choice: She has to follow Tyler to the Halloween dance to try and stop him. Will she be able to figure out what’s happened to Tyler and stop the monster from wreaking further havoc on the school? Or has she made a real–life monster that’s here to stay? Lorien Lawrence is a writer and middle school English teacher from Connecticut. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found hunting ghosts with her family.

CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of The Collectors, which will include a teaser chapter of Unmasked in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

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TALES OF ETERNIA

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Tales of Eternia Book 2)

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BY GREGORY MONE

Fan–favorite villain Skeletor tells his side of the story in this original middle– grade adventure from bestselling author Gregory Mone, based on Mattel’s He– Man and the Masters of the Universe and the hit Netflix show!

HE–MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: An original middle–grade series that expands upon the world of the Netflix show that premiered in Fall 2021. Season 2 premieres March 3, 2022, and 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of He–Man and the Masters of the Universe. MULTIMEDIA FRANCHISE: Mattel’s Masters of the Universe franchise has found fans for more than 35 years with several animated series, two major motion pictures, highly collectible licensed products, and more. BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Written by Gregory Mone, author of Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion, Atlantis: The Brink of War, and co–author of the New York Times bestselling Jack and the Geniuses series.

SPECIFICATIONS * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm The Tales of Eternia series continues in an action–packed sequel following the rise of Skeletor. He–Man's archnemesis writes his own autobiography, from his childhood to his quest for the Golden Disc of Knowledge, in this villain origin story! Mattel is a global learning, development, and play company with a portfolio of iconic consumer brands, including American Girl, Barbie, Fisher–Price, Hot Wheels, and Thomas & Friends. Gregory Mone is the bestselling author of the Jack and the Geniuses series with Bill Nye and the Atlantis novels. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard, and he still plays with He–Man toys.

* HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6602-2 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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RIGHTS: North American English

Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution BY KACEN CALLENDER

From National Book Award–winner Kacen Callender, a contemporary YA that follows Lark’s journey to speak the truth and discover how their own self–love can be a revolution

SELLING POINTS ALL–STAR AUTHOR: Callender is an award–winning and bestselling writer whose star is really on the rise. Felix Ever After was a Stonewall Honor book and was recently optioned by Amazon for a television series, and King of the Dragonflies won the National Book Award. TIMELY TOPICS: The novel deals with the pressures of social media— and the isolation of the pandemic— in way that feels natural and will resonate with readers. NUANCED READ: The story explores how to love and accept yourself while also taking accountability and growing from your mistakes, even in the face of being bullied or shamed on social media. In an era of increased call– out culture online, examining these questions are more important than ever, and the story does so with grace and nuance, not shying away from the complexities of the topic.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm Lark Winters wants to be a writer, and for now that means posting on their social media accounts—anything to build their platform. When former best friend Kasim accidentally posts a thread on Lark’s Twitter declaring his love for a secret, unrequited crush, Lark's tweets are suddenly the talk of the school—and beyond. To protect Kasim, Lark decides to take the fall, pretending they accidentally posted the thread in reference to another classmate. It seems like a great idea: Lark gets closer to their crush, Kasim keeps his privacy, and Lark’s social media stats explode. But living a lie takes a toll—as does the judgment of thousands of Internet strangers. Lark tries their best to be perfect at all costs, but nothing seems good enough for the anonymous hordes—or for Kasim, who is growing closer to Lark, just like it used to be between them . . . In the end, Lark must embrace their right to their messy emotions and learn how to be in love. Kacen Callender is the bestselling and award–winning author of multiple novels for children, teens, and adults, including the Stonewall Honor Book Felix Ever After. Callender enjoys playing RPG video games, practicing their art, and focusing on healing and growth in their free time. They currently live in St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, where they were born and raised.

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LIGHTLARK

Lightlark (Book 1) BY ALEX ASTER

A gripping, propulsive YA fantasy novel from award–winning author and social media superstar Alex Aster

SELLING POINTS AUTHOR ON THE RISE: Aster’s middle–grade debut, Emblem Island: Curse of the Night Witch, was one of Amazon’s “20 Best Children’s Books of the Year So Far,” received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, won an International Latino Book Award, was featured on Good Morning America, and was designated a Barnes & Noble paperback of the month. COMMERCIAL PREMISE: This page–turning YA fantasy is full of twists and high stakes, and features a distinct heroine and compelling romance. SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: Aster has 100 million views and 450,000 fans on TikTok, as well as more than 50,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * 416 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST Lightlark is a mash–up of The Hunger Games, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and One of Us is Lying—a grand high– stakes competition set on a lush magical island with delicious secrets, betrayals, romance galore, and an ending that will surprise even the most careful reader. Winning means getting unparalleled power. Losing means mass death. The Centennial is a game. And the six rulers have arrived on Lightlark prepared to play: a temptress with a deadly secret; a king who trusts no one; a cruel warrior no one trusts; a healer who prefers killing; a drunk fond of jewels, and seemingly less fond of rules; a newcomer who must succeed this Centennial—or die before the next one. Isla Crown is the young new ruler of Wildling—a realm of terrifyingly beautiful temptresses cursed for the last 500 years to live off of the hearts of men and kill anyone they fall in love with. They are feared, hated—and are counting on Isla to end their suffering by succeeding at the Centennial. Every 100 years, the island of Lightlark appears for 100 days. The six rulers are invited to the magical heart of the realms for another chance to solve the riddle behind the curses that have plagued them for centuries. Each realm’s curse is uniquely wicked, and breaking them—according to old prophecy—requires the death of one of the six rulers . . . along with all of their subjects. When Isla is forced into a partnership with the infamously mistrustful king of Lightlark, she struggles to keep a secret that would mean death—which is especially difficult as she spends her nights with him scouring the island for clues about the curse’s origins and her days being trailed by his enemy . . . who might just be the only ruler telling her the truth. The Centennial is an invitation—a summons to good and bad, wins and ruin, baubles and blood. To break her curse and save her realm, Isla will lie, steal, betray, kill—even as love threatens to undo everything. Alex Aster is the award–winning author of Emblem Island: Curse of the Night Witch (Sourcebooks, June 2020) and its sequel, Curse of the Forgotten City, a thrilling middle–grade action series steeped in Colombian mythology and in part inspired by the stories passed down by Aster's Columbian mother. Aster graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, where she studied creative writing. She has a dedicated audience of more than 450,000 followers on TikTok, with more than 100 million views on her own videos. She lives in New York.

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AGES 13 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-6086-0 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £12.99

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Beguiled

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BY CYLA PANIN

A dark and enthralling story about a young woman who makes a deal with a spirit to try and gain her independence—and the twisted price she has to pay for it

AUTHOR BACKLIST: Stalking Shadows received lovely blurbs from Sam Taylor (We Are the Fire), Jessica S. Olson (Sing Me Forgotten), and Ashley Shuttleworth (A Dark and Hollow Star). Kirkus Reviews also called it “both beautiful and brutal.” POPULAR CATEGORY: Dark, twisty fantasy novels like The Beautiful and The Folk of Air trilogy are doing well in the market, and this book’s combination of lush romance, mischievous fae folk, and deadly secrets are perfect for readers looking for their next Gothic tale. ROOTED IN TRUTH: Panin based her story in real Celtic mythology like the Bean–Nighe— but she’s reimagined it in a way that makes the stories feel fresh and sparkling. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Stalking Shadows, which will include a sneak peek of Beguiled in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS Ella is a 17–year–old weaver whose entire livelihood depends on her loom. She dreams of opening her own shop, but when her father died in debtor’s prison, she had to support herself by taking whatever clients she could get. In order to buy her supplies she goes into debt of her own, and when her loom breaks, Ella realizes she needs more help than a repairperson can give her. She, like everyone, has heard about the old washerwoman spirit called the Bean–Nighe who will grant any one wish—for a price. But Ella is desperate, so she asks the Bean–Nighe to fix her loom. And it works. The loom is fixed, and she creates beautiful pieces she could have never imagined before. All she has to do is feed the loom a drop of blood each time she weaves—a small price to pay for such magnificent silks. And when she brings two bolts to a rich client, she meets a mysterious young man named Callum and bargains for an invitation to his exclusive party. At that party, he’s so mesmerized by her talent, he offers Ella a place to live and patronage for her art. It seems like Ella's fortune is finally turning for the better . . . until she begins to notice the loom taking more from her than she offered. As she becomes entangled in the lives of the city’s rich, swept into Callum’s allure, and trapped by the Bean–Nighe’s magic, Ella must figure out a way to secure her future while she still has a future at all. Cyla Panin lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband and two sons. Her debut novel, Stalking Shadows, was called “both beautiful and brutal” by Kirkus Reviews. She has a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from Mount Royal University.

* 384 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

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Unraveller

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BY FRANCES HARDINGE

A dark YA fantasy about learning to use your power and finding peace, from award–winning author Frances Hardinge

AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Hardinge was the winner of the Costa Book of the Year in 2015, and her books always get rave reviews and have sold more than 135,000 copies in total. WHOLLY UNIQUE: YA fantasy is a popular category. Hardinge has truly stunning writing and always creates worlds unlike anything out there, which helps her books stand out in the marketplace. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Deeplight, which will include a teaser chapter of Unraveller in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 432 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5931-4 In a world where anyone can create a life–destroying curse, only one person has the power to unravel them. Kellen does not fully understand his talent, but helps those transformed maliciously—including Nettle. Recovered from entrapment in bird form, she is now his constant companion and closest ally. But Kellen has also been cursed, and unless he and Nettle can remove his curse, Kellen is in danger of unravelling everything—and everyone—around him . . . Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win the major UK literary prize. Known for her beautiful use of language, Hardinge has written many critically acclaimed novels, including Cuckoo Song, Gullstruck Island, Fly by Night, Verdigris Deep, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. Visit her at franceshardinge.com.

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WINTER, WHITE AND WICKED

RIGHTS: World/All

Rebel, Brave and Brutal (Winter, White and Wicked #2)

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BY SHANNON DITTEMORE

The gripping sequel to Winter, White and Wicked that boasts the thrills of Mad Max: Fury Road and the icy magic of Frozen

WINTER’S PRAISE:Winter, White and Wicked received some great praise, including blurbs from New York Times bestselling author A. G. Howard, New York Times bestselling author C. J. Redwine, Isabel Ibañez, Maxine Kaplan, and New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young, who said “this refreshing read takes you down the treacherous ice roads of Layce, and stays with you long after the journey.” FANTASY FLURRY: YA fantasy is a strong category right now, and Dittemore’s unique worldbuilding will help it stand out in the market—the icy world is unlike any other fantasy world. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Winter, White and Wicked, which will include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 1 black-and-white illustration * 400 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm Sylvi Quine, the best rig driver on Layce, has braved the dangers of the Shiv Road to save her friend and learned the truth of her power over Winter. Now, she's joined the rebels working to take down the Majority. Her magic could change the course of their fight, and she agrees to meet the king of Paradyia to offer an exchange: the healing powers of the Pool of Begynd for his army. The journey won't be easy. To get there, Sylvi will have to navigate the Kol Sea, crossing through Winter's storms and swarms of her Abaki––all while outrunning the Majority, who have sent their best Kol Master to track her down and bring her in, dead or alive. But she isn't traveling alone. Mars Dresden knows Sylvi is the key to freeing Layce, and demands she train like it. Kyn, the boy with stone flesh and a soft heart, is bound to Sylvi in more ways than one, a connection that both hurts and heals. And Lenore, Sylvi's best friend, insists the Majority pay for what they’ve done to her parents. Even though her crew believes in her, Sylvi's still learning to use her power, and Winter’s whispers are constant . . . Will she be able to control Winter when it matters most? Or will this be the end of the rebellion? Shannon Dittemore is an author, speaker, and contributor to the blog Go Teen Writers, which was one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. When she's not at her desk, she can be found in the wilds of Northern California, adventuring with her husband, their two children, and a husky named Leonidas.

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AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5770-9 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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The Roof Over Our Heads BY NICOLE KRONZER

A charming YA novel about a family who puts on an immersive, interactive play to save their historical home

SELLING POINTS AUTHOR BACKLIST: Nicole’s debut, Unscripted, was an ALA Best Fiction selection, a Minnesota Book Award finalist, and received blurbs from Lance Rubin and Nina LaCour, who called it “a truly special book.” BRIDGING THE GAP: This younger, accessible YA is perfect for young readers who are aging out of middle–grade and looking to begin reading YA novels. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Unscripted, which will include a sneak peek of the new book in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5456-2 Finn lives in a family of theater lovers. His older brothers are both actors, and one of his moms is an actor and the other one is a director. They even live in an enormous historic mansion owned by the Beauregard, Minnesota's largest regional theater. Finn is desperate to be an actor, too, despite the fact that he can never seem to remember his lines. When a new artistic director threatens to sell the Jorgensen house and kick his family out of the only home he's ever known, his family puts on a show—an immersive 1890s experience unlike anything else out there. But will it be too much for his mom Lula, who is recovering from cancer? Will Finn connect with his crush and deal with his long–time rival, Jade? Will saving the house save Finn's acting career? Funny, warm, and full of Victorian hijinks, this is a novel for anyone looking for a place to belong. Nicole Kronzer is a former professional actor and improvisor who now teaches English and creative writing. She loves to knit and run (usually not at the same time) and has named all the plants in her classroom. Her debut novel, Unscripted, was called "a truly special book, written at exactly the right time" by Printz Award–winner Nina LaCour. Kronzer lives with her family in Minneapolis. Visit her online at nicolekronzer.com.

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Fraternity

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BY ANDY MIENTUS

An edgy, queer, page–turning YA story about a boarding school, a secret society, and dark magic

POPULAR CATEGORY: From TV shows such as A Discovery of Witches to books like Ace of Spades, the aesthetic of dark academia is popular in media right now, and witches and magic are perennial subjects in YA. QUEER HISTORY: The cast of queer characters reflects the diversity of the real world, and set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, the story doesn’t shy away from shining a light on a time not too long ago and a history that shouldn’t be forgotten. SUPERSTAR AUTHOR: Mientus is a Broadway and TV star and has more than 120,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * 384 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 14 and up In the fall of 1991, Zooey Orson transfers to the Blackfriars School for Boys hoping for a fresh start following a scandal at his last school. However, he quickly learns that he isn’t the only student keeping a secret. Before he knows it, he’s fallen in with a group of boys who all share the same secret, one which they can only express openly within the safety of the clandestine gatherings of the Vicious Circle––the secret gay club going back decades. But when the boys unwittingly happen upon the headmaster’s copy of an arcane occult text, they unleash an eldritch secret so terrible, it threatens to consume them all. A queer paranormal story set during the still–raging AIDS epidemic, Fraternity examines a time not so long ago when a secret brotherhood lurked in the shadows. What would Zooey and his friends do to protect their found family? Andy Mientus is a writer and actor best known for his work in the Broadway musicals Spring Awakening, Les Misérables, and Wicked, and on television in The Flash, Smash, and the upcoming Netflix series Grendel. He is the author of three Backstagers novels, which are based on the BOOM! comics. He lives in New York City. @AndyMientus

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RIGHTS: World English, with exclusions

Untitled Outer Banks Novel #2 BY JAY COLES

Dive deeper into the world of Outer Banks with this all–new YA adventure novel based on the hit Netflix series and told from the perspectives of Pope and Kiara

SELLING POINTS HOT SERIES: Outer Banks has been a fan favorite since its first season in 2020 and continued to make waves in 2021 with its release of season two, and has been renewed for a third. The first novel has seen strong initial sales and placement in mass accounts, setting up this second novel for success. ORIGINAL STORY AND POVs: This all–new novel presents an untold story from Kiara and Pope’s point of views. COMMERCIAL PREMISE: Like Outer Banks: Lights Out and the Netflix series itself, this second novelization will be a sexy, propulsive adventure from start to finish.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: DECEMBER

AGES 13 and up The irresistibly compelling story of the Pogues and Kooks continues in this all–new YA novel based on Netflix’s hit drama series Outer Banks. Perfect for fans who are craving new content between seasons, as well as YA readers looking for their next page–turning obsession, this book sends characters Kiara and Pope on a new adventure that is every bit as binge–worthy as the TV series. Jay Coles is the author of critically acclaimed Tyler Johnson Was Here and Things We Couldn't Say, a composer with ASCAP, and a professional musician residing in Muncie, Indiana. He is a graduate of Vincennes University and Ball State University and holds degrees in English and liberal arts. When he’s not writing diverse books, he’s advocating for them, serving with The Revolution church, and composing music for various music publishers.

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From Redemptor (Raybearer Book 2) • By Jordan Ifueko


RIGHTS: World/All

Drawing the Vote

A GRAPHIC NOVEL HISTORY FOR FUTURE VOTERS BY TOMMY JENKINS, ILLUSTRATED BY KATI LACKER

How the history of American voting rights have shaped the way we vote today, the perfect primer for future voters—now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS NEW FORMAT FOR YOUNG ADULTS: The hardcover was published on the ComicArts list, but since reviews focused on it being a perfect introduction for young readers, the paperback edition is being published on the Amulet list with 32 additional pages covering the results and aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and a new, teen–friendly cover. FUTURE VOTERS: As elections and voting rights become more complicated for citizens of all races and ages, there’s never been a better time for an accessible, visual guide to the history of voting rights, and how our political system and recent laws affect our ability to exercise our right to vote. IMPORTANT SUBJECT: After the repeal of the Voting Rights Act in 2013 and since the tumultuous 2020 Presidential elections, more than 400 restrictive voting bills have been introduced in 49 states. This book could not be more relevant or timely, and provides context for these topical discussions.

SPECIFICATIONS A revised and expanded edition of Tommy Jenkin’s Drawing the Vote aimed at educating young readers. Originally published in the lead–up to the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote: A Graphic Novel History for Future Voters looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it has affected the way we vote today. Author and educator Tommy Jenkins was inspired by his students to trace this history from the earliest steps toward democracy during the American Revolution, to the upheaval caused by the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, the election of an African American president, and beyond. Along the way, Jenkins identifies events and trends that led to the unprecedented results of the 2016 presidential election that left many Americans wondering, “How did this happen?” At a time when many citizens are experiencing apathy about voting and skepticism concerning our bitterly divided political parties, Drawing the Vote seeks to offer some explanation for how we got here and how every American, young and old, can take action. The expanded paperback edition features an additional 32 pages of comics that cover the results of the 2020 presidential election and the factors that shaped it, including the COVID–19 pandemic and the January 6 insurrection. Tommy Jenkins is the humanities division chair at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina, and an assistant professor of English. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina, studied film at Columbia University, and received an MFA in fiction writing from North Carolina State University. He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Kati Lacker is an illustrator, designer, and screen printer currently living in Brooklyn. Her work often explores the everyday, spending time with subjects that would otherwise go unnoticed. This was her first graphic novel.

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* 240 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

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Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines BY BRANDON T. SNIDER; ILLUSTRATED BY ED STECKLEY

The hilarious first book in an all–new illustrated middle–grade series starring young inventor Rube Goldberg—now in paperback

SELLING POINTS POPULAR SUBJECT: Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg is an adjective in the dictionary and was on a US postage stamp; the machines that bear his name are among the most–watched content on the Internet. LAUGH–OUT–LOUD HUMOR: A truly hilarious middle–grade adventure loosely based on Goldberg’s classic cartoons. STEAM HOOK: Goldberg is part of STEM and STEAM initiatives around the world, as well as school curricula across the United States. AUTHORIZED: Written in consultation with the Rube Goldberg Foundation.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER Grab a wrench, flip a switch, and get ready to spring into this all–new, sidesplitting illustrated series featuring a young master of machines—Rube Goldberg! With summer gone too quickly, Rube must finally face what he’s been dreading all vacation: middle school! He’s not ready for new classes, new people, new everything—and it’s really taking a toll on him. With his anxieties in full gear, all Rube wants to do is do what he does best: invent! When Principal Kim announces that the school is going to throw a Contraption Convention—Con Con—Rube is ready to show off his skills and get out of his funk! But things just can’t seem to go right for Rube: He gets banned from Con Con, his friendships are strained, and weird, ghostly incidents begin to throw the town into total chaos. But Rube has a big solution to every little problem, and he’s ready to get back on track, solve the ghostly mystery, and come up with something brilliant before it’s time to face the judging table! Brandon T. Snider is the bestselling author of the award–winning Dark Knight Manual, as well as the Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest series. Additionally, he has written books featuring Cartoon Network favorites including Adventure Time and Regular Show, Marvel’s Spider–Man and Black Panther, plus pop culture icons such as Justice League, Star Wars, and The Muppets. He lives in New York City, where he is a member of the Writers Guild of America and SAG–AFTRA. Jennifer George is president of the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation and Creativity. George is Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter and lives and works in New York City. Ed Steckley is an award–winning print and advertising illustrator. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Queens, New York. He is on the board of directors of the National Cartoonist Society and is president of its New York City chapter.

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CLASS CRITTERS

David Dixon's Day as a Dachshund (Class Critters #2) BY KATHRYN HOLMES, ILLUSTRATED BY ARIEL LANDY

The second book in a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series about a second–grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a day Praise for Tally Tuttle Turns into a Turtle (Class Critters #1) “A simple story told with aplomb.” —Kirkus Reviews “This charming title will appeal to young children looking for everyday magic and practical coping strategies for life changes.” —School Library Journal

SELLING POINTS TONS OF KID APPEAL: Hilarious animal adventures and cute black–and–white illustrations throughout will give this series great kid appeal. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Animal adventures and classroom stories are perennially popular, and we think this series concept hits a sweet spot by combining the two. REAL NATURAL SCIENCE: Light back matter includes animal fun facts that are great for curious readers, teachers, and librarians. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Tally Tuttle Turns into a Turtle, which will include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST When Mrs. Norrell invites her students to bring something they love from home for show and tell, David Dixon sneaks in his new dachshund puppy, Bandit. But during the presentation, the puppy escapes. By the time David rushes into the hallway, his mischievous puppy has vanished. Mrs. Norrell launches a formal search, but David is an “act first, worry about the consequences later” kind of kid. Without stopping to think or tell anyone what he’s doing, David races off into the school building by himself to find Bandit. As he runs away from Mrs. Norrell’s classroom, David turns into a dachshund! At first, he’s delighted by the transformation and even tracks down Bandit. He and Bandit are able to do whatever they want as dogs—eat the day’s lunch, jump in the suds–filled sink, and run around on the playground. But he doesn’t want to be a dog forever! In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell’s second grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book will follow a different kid and their animal transformation, and will include fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter. Kathryn Holmes grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, and now lives in Brooklyn, with her husband, daughter, and piles upon piles of books. A graduate of The New School’s MFA in creative writing program, Holmes works as a freelance dance journalist, among other writing gigs. She is the author of the young adult novels The Distance Between Lost and Found and How It Feels to Fly. Ariel Landy is an illustrator and educator from New York City. She began writing and illustrating stories as soon as she could hold a pencil, and she never stopped. Landy currently lives in France with her husband and their dog, Sid.

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THE FLYTRAP FILES

DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese a Chance (DJ Funkyfoot #2) BY TOM ANGLEBERGER, ILLUSTRATED BY HEATHER FOX

A spin–off chapter book series in the world of the Flytrap Files, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger! Praise for the DJ Funkyfoot series “Readers will come to admire the dapper dog’s (mostly) unflappable ability to carry on—or, at least, make a hasty exit.” —Booklist (for DJ Funkyfoot #1: Butler for Hire) “Goofy, readable chapter–book fun.” —Kirkus Reviews (for DJ Funkyfoot #2: Give Cheese a Chance)

SELLING POINTS SUPERSTAR AUTHOR: Angleberger is one of our bestselling authors, and his wacky humor and lively writing really shine in the chapter book category. POPULAR CATEGORY: This hilarious illustrated series will appeal to fans of The Bad Guys and Mac B., Kid Spy. FLYTRAP FILES: Starting in Spring 2021, we began rebranding the Inspector Flytrap, Didi Dodo, and DJ Funkyfoot books as The Flytrap Files, to hit home that these books take place in the same world and encourage readers to read across the different series. ADORABLE ILLUSTRATIONS: Fox’s commercial and kid–friendly style brings Angleberger’s wacky world to life perfectly. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the first DJ Funkyfoot book, which will include a sneak peak of book two.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 6 to 9

After working as a nanny for the power hungry ShrubBaby (a deceivingly adorable baby shrub), DJ Funkyfoot—a chihuahua who dreams of being a butler—has finally landed his dream job. A real, actual butler gig! He’s been hired to butle for President Horse on the day that the president needs to sign a peace treaty with the Queen of Wingland. But the president doesn’t feel like it. All he wants to do is kick back, relax, and play some mini–golf. It’s up to DJ Funkyfoot to get the president through his mini–golf game quickly so he can get the treaty signed on time to stop the war and save the day! The books will take place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap and Didi Dodo but do not require knowledge of the world. Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series and the Flytrap Files series, as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia. Heather Fox is an illustrator of stories for children. When she isn’t creating, she’s probably drinking a hot cup of coffee, eating Chinese food, or chasing down her dog (Sir Hugo) who has stolen one of her socks. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband (and author!) Jonathan Stutzman.

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THE FABLED STABLES

Trouble with Tattle-Tails (The Fabled Stables Book #2) BY JONATHAN AUXIER; ILLUSTRATED BY OLGA DEMIDOVA

Now in paperback, book 2 in The Fabled Stables series from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Auxier introduces a new one–of–a–kind creature: the Tattle–Tail! Praise for The Fabled Stables series * “Whimsical fantasy with the right amount of speed and cleverness for the audience.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for Willa the Wisp) * “Words and pictures partner to create a captivating, promising series starter that boasts quirky secondary characters and a sympathetic hero.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review (for Willa the Wisp) * “Funny, charming, and bighearted.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for Trouble with Tattle–Tails)

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Auxier is an award–winning author beloved by booksellers and librarians. His novel The Night Gardener was a New York Times bestseller, and his latest novel, Sweep, received a dazzling six starred reviews. ACCESSIBLE ADVENTURES: Highly illustrated in full–color, these books are great for sharing at story time and perfect for emerging readers to try on their own. EVERGREEN THEMES: Each story explores familiar themes for chapter book readers, such as friendship, courage, and standing up for what’s right.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 6 to 9 ISBN 978-1-4197-4273-6 Auggie and his magical companions are tending to the Fabled Stables when the building shakes and shudders to make room for a new arrival: the Tattle–Tail. Auggie and friends travel through the portal to a town called Rainbow’s End in search of this mysterious creature. Auggie assumes that the Tattle–Tail is in danger, but he learns that it’s actually the town that needs rescuing . . . from an infestation of Tattle–Tails! These talking tails have taken over, attaching themselves to every backside in town (including Auggie’s!). The Tails tattle on whomever they’re attached to: She picked her nose! He just double–dipped! The constant stress of being tattled on has thrown all of Rainbow’s End into chaos! Soon, Auggie and friends hatch a plan to collect the Tattle–Tails and bring them safely to the Stables—foiling a pair of evil bank robbers along the way.

US $7.99 UK £5.99

Jonathan Auxier is the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, The Night Gardener, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, and Sweep. He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find him online at thescop.com. Olga Demidova has illustrated many books for children around the world. She studied at the Moscow Art Institute of Applied Arts. She is based in Moscow, and you can find her online at olgademidova.ru.

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GAME CHANGER

Rivals

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(A GAME CHANGER COMPANION NOVEL) BY TOMMY GREENWALD

A thrilling companion novel to Game Changer that follows a cross– town basketball rivalry that gets out of hand—now in paperback Praise for Rivals “Scenes of action on the court are vivid and exciting . . . Give to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander’s sports novels.” —School Library Journal “[Examines] the pernicious effects poor judgment, vicarious living, and outright self–interest can have on the physical and mental well–beings of student athletes.” —Kirkus Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection

AUTHOR’S BACKLIST: Game Changer has sold more than 41,000 copies, was on 18 state lists, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a YALSA top ten pick, a JLG Premier Selection, and is now on its tenth printing. Rivals has sold more than 11,000 copies in less than a year and was also a JLG selection and Amazon Prime Book Box selection. KID–FRIENDLY FORMAT: Like Game Changer, Rivals will include multimedia elements, making complex topics accessible to readers. POPULAR TOPIC: Middle schoolers love sports books, and this is a smart take on one of the most popular sports, basketball. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Greenwald’s new book, Dinged, and include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages

The people of Walthorne love their basketball—and one of the things they love most is the special rivalry between the Walthorne North Middle School Cougars and the Walthorne South Middle School Panthers. As the season begins, two star players are feeling the heat: Austin Chambers, captain of Walthorne North, worries that he’s not good enough to live up to his father’s legacy, while across town, the brilliantly talented Carter Haswell, captain of Walthorne South, is already under pressure to get a scholarship that might ease his family’s financial stress. While both boys do whatever they can to make sure their team wins, Alfie Jenks, a school sports reporter, discovers that behind–the–scenes scandals are just as much a part of youth sports as on–the–court action. When she blows the story wide open, the whole season is jeopardized. Told through a series of flashbacks, newspaper reports, social media posts, and interviews, Rivals will have readers tearing through the pages to see what happens next—and asking themselves if winning has become more important than doing the right thing. Tommy Greenwald’s Game Changer is on 18 state lists, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a YALSA top ten pick, and a Junior Library Guild Premier Selection. Greenwald is also the author of the Crimebiters! and Charlie Joe Jackson series, among many other books for children. Day job–wise, Tommy is the coounder of Spotco Advertising, a theatrical and entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co–bookwriter (with Andrew Lippa) of John & Jen, an off–Broadway musical that has been produced around the country and internationally. To read woefully outdated information about him, visit tommygreenwald.com.

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLEGRADE FICTION, JUVENILE, SPORTS ISBN 978-1-4197-4828-8 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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THE POWERS

Haven's Secret (The Powers Book 1) BY MELISSA BENOIST, JESSICA BENOIST, WITH MARIKO TAMAKI

Two sisters come to terms with their extraordinary powers in a new middle grade fantasy from Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist; her sister, the writer Jessica Benoist; and New York Times bestselling author, Mariko Tamaki

SELLING POINTS SUPER AUTHORS: Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist has 4.5 million Instagram followers and one million Twitter followers, and is joined by her sister, Jessica Benoist, and Printz Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki for this project. STRONG SISTER THEME: Written by and about sisters, this series has plenty of girl power— and is perfectly in line with the Supergirl fanbase. SUCCESSFUL TRACK: From our own Ronan Boyle to The Land of Stories and The Magic Misfits, celebrity–driven fantasies have been doing extremely well in the middle–grade market.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 Ellie McFadden has intuitive gifts. She can sense what other living things are feeling. She can even talk to animals! Too bad she can’t connect with her twin sister, Parker. Parker McFadden has kinetic gifts. She can cause shocks to the earth and produce heat energy that explodes from her body like fire, especially when she is angry. The sisters aren’t aware of the legacy they inherited from their mother until, on their 30th birthday, two mysterious relatives on the Power side whisk them off to an isolated sanctuary called Haven. Ellie immediately adapts to their new routine, but Parker has one impulse: to get back to her normal life of friends and sports, fast. Unlocking Haven’s secrets is just the beginning of what Ellie and Parker can do if they choose to work together to harness their abilities. But the sinister force that took their mother has other plans; and if the sisters’ fragile relationship succumbs to The Danger, a terrible fate may befall the people they love. This epic tale of two remarkable girls and the powers they wield is sure to appeal to fans of Chris Colfer, Rick Riordan, and Tui T. Sutherland. Melissa Benoist is an American actress best known for her roles in Glee, Whiplash, and Supergirl (in which she plays Supergirl). She and Jessica Benoist, her sister, are lifelong readers of science fiction and fantasy and are particularly passionate about using fantasy as a vehicle for making topical themes accessible to young readers. Mariko Tamaki is a writer known for her graphic novels This One Summer, a Caldecott Honor and Printz Honor winner cocreated with her cousin Jillian Tamaki; Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, a Harvey, Ignatz, Eisner, and Printz Honor winner; and other notable works. Visit her at marikotamaki.blogspot.com.

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RONAN BOYLE

Ronan Boyle Into the Strangeplace (Ronan Boyle #3) BY THOMAS LENNON; ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN HENDRIX

The third book in the hilarious New York Times bestselling middle–grade series set in the world of law–breaking leprechauns from actor and writer Thomas Lennon Praise for Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle #1) An instant New York Times bestseller “Perhaps the finest children’s novel of all time (in the ever–burgeoning leprechaun crime–drama sub– genre).” —“W eird Al” Yankovic “A touching, funny read for smart kids young and old.” —Patton Oswalt “As flavorful as the strongest Irish stout.” —Kirkus Reviews “Extremely funny.” —The Wall Street Journal “A hilarious, otherworldly book.” —Booklist “Ridiculously funny . . . I was laughing hysterically while reading them.” —Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series (for Ronan Boyle Bridge of Riddles and Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death (Ronan Boyle #2)

SELLING POINTS CELEBRITY AUTHOR: Lennon is well–known both as an actor and screenwriter. He’s been on every major talk show and has nearly 350,000 Twitter followers. THE LUCK OF THE IRISH: Lennon draws from Irish myths and has created a world as magical as those of Artemis Fowl or The Land of Stories. BUILDING BUZZ: Book 1 was an instant New York Times bestseller, and the first two books got great buzz from booksellers, librarians, media, and fans. The excitement will continue for book 3. CROSS PROMOTION: The paperback of book 2 will publish ahead of book 3 and include a teaser chapter.

SPECIFICATIONS * 10 black-and-white illustrations * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 5/16" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback

Ronan’s adventures continue in the hilarious final adventure of the Garda’s youngest and lowliest recruit. Will Ronan be able to prove his parents’ innocence and save the day? Fast–paced, action–packed, and utterly sidesplitting, the third book in the New York Times bestselling series delivers strange creatures, heart–pounding thrills, and plenty of laughs.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, CHILDREN'S

Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian, and actor who has worked on a number of things you probably love, including Reno 911! and Night at the Museum. Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver. John Hendrix is the illustrator of Nurse, Soldier, Spy, and author–illustrator of Shooting at the Stars and The Faithful Spy, which won the 2018 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and received four starred reviews. He lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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FRIGHT WATCH

The Collectors (Fright Watch #2) BY LORIEN LAWRENCE

Book 2 in the spine–chilling middle–grade series that Stephen King called “the perfect book for kids to cool off with on a hot summer day, because the chills come guaranteed” Praise for The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1) “What a cool—and wild—ride . . . This is the perfect book for kids to cool off with on a hot day, because the chills come guaranteed . . . Kudos to Lorien Lawrence!” —Stephen King “A truly creepy read, perfect for fans of Goosebumps and Stranger Things.” —School Library Journal “Reminiscent of R. L. Stine’s Fear Street series . . . it can be counted on to deliver chills to those braving its pages.” —Booklist A Junior Library Guild Selection

SELLING POINTS SERIES EXCITEMENT: The Stitchers had some great early buzz. It was a JLG Selection, and Stephen King blurbed the book and said, “I hope [Quinn and Mike will] be back. If they are, I will be there. So will about a million kids, I bet.” We’re excited to build on the excitement of The Stitchers with this newest adventure. COMMERCIAL CONCEPT: From Stranger Things to the new Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movies, horror is doing well in kids' media, especially more classic horror. This story strikes the perfect balance of having a unique premise and pairing it with more classic and nostalgic horror elements. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of The Stitchers, which will include a teaser chapter of The Collectors.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages After Mike and Quinn defeated the Oldies, they thought that things would settle down on Goodie Lane. But then the Ladies in White moved in. Abigail, Eleanor, Jade, Brea, and Cami run Design on Goodie, an interior design firm—which might explain why all these women seem so put together and only wear white. After everything that’s happened with the Oldies, Quinn is a bit wary, but her friend Lex seems excited that someone in town finally has some style, and goes to work with Design on Goodie. But as Lex’s brightness starts to dim the more more she works with the Ladies, it’s up to Quinn and Mike to figure out exactly who—or what—the Ladies in White are, and how they can stop them before it’s too late! Lorien Lawrence is a writer and middle school English teacher from Connecticut. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found hunting ghosts with her family.

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4967-4 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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The Second-Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street ISBN 978-1-4197-4017-6 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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RAYBEARER

Redemptor (Raybearer Book 2) BY JORDAN IFUEKO

The hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate Praise for Redemptor “Breathtakingly beautiful . . . Impossible to put down.” —NPR “Immersive and gorgeously written.” —Buzzfeed “Remarkably written.” —Ms. Magazine * “Ifueko’s writing is nothing short of transportive, whisking readers to far–off worlds while employing gorgeous imagery and prose.” —Booklist, starred review * “A strong and worthy successor that showcases the skill of a master worldbuilder.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Fantasy readers looking for an intricate, unique story in comparatively compact form will want to check out this larger–than–life duology.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “The series blends Nigerian folklore with inventive fantasy, adventure, and occasional romance.” —School Library Journal

RIGHTS: World English excluding UK and British Terr SELLING POINTS BEHOLD THE BUZZ: Raybearer was an instant NYT and Indie bestseller, and the series has gotten great blurbs from authors such as Nic Stone, Patrice Caldwell, and Shannon Hale. This paperback will expand the series’ audience even more. GLOWING REVIEWS: Raybearer was an Indie Next Pick, Apple Best of the Month, and Amazon Best of the Month and Year, and was on the ABA Indie’s Introduce list, NPR’s Book Concierge, and on many best of the year lists. It received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, BCCB, and Redemptor also received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist. UNIQUE WORLD: Ifueko has crafted a lush, diverse world based in West African mythology.

SPECIFICATIONS * 1 black-and-white illustration * 368 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback

For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar’s throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend into the Underworld, as a sacrifice to end all future atrocities. Tarisai is determined to survive. Or at least that’s what she tells her increasingly distant circle of friends. Months into her shaky reign as empress, child spirits haunt her, demanding that she pay for past sins of the empire. With the lives of her loved ones on the line, assassination attempts from unknown quarters, and a handsome new stranger she can’t quite trust . . . Tarisai fears the pressure may consume her. But in this finale to the Raybearer duology, now in paperback, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it. Jordan Ifueko grew up under a blanket fort, eating fried plantains and reading comic books. Eventually, she switched the comics for a tea–stained notebook. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, David, and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops.

PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-3986-6 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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RIGHTS: North America

Stalking Shadows

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BY CYLA PANIN

A gothic YA fantasy debut about a young woman striving to break her sister's curse and stop the killing in her small French town—now in paperback Praise for Stalking Shadows “A thrilling twist on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, which redefines what makes someone monstrous . . . and what makes someone strong.” —Sam Taylor, author of We Are the Fire “Dark and mesmerizing . . . A story with both heart and bite.” —Jessica S. Olsen, author of Sing Me Forgotten “A haunting story that begs the reader to question what one would—and wouldn’t—do for family.” — Ashley Shuttleworth, author of A Dark and Hollow Star “Both beautiful and brutal.” —Kirkus Reviews “Readers looking for sisterly bonds, big spooky houses, and girls with inner (and outer) beasts will find them here.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

DEBUT PRAISE: Stalking Shadows received lovely blurbs from Sam Taylor (We Are the Fire), Jessica S. Olsen ( Sing Me Forgotten), and Ashley Shuttleworth (A Dark and Hollow Star). Kirkus Reviews also called it “both beautiful and brutal.” MONSTERS AND MORE: Part– sister story, part–monster story, this novel navigates morality and what it means to decide for yourself what’s right and what’s wrong. The beast and the killings in the story are also based on a real historical monster—the Beast of Gévaudan—which is still unexplained to this day. TALE AS OLD AS TIME: A haunting Gothic retelling of Beauty and the Beast that includes nods to fans of the original story. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Panin’s new book, Beguiled, and include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 416 pages Seventeen–year–old Marie mixes perfumes to sell on market day in her small 18th–century French town. She wants to make enough to save a dowry for her sister, Ama, in hopes of Ama marrying well and Marie living at the level of freedom afforded only to spinster aunts. But her perfumes are more than sweet scents in cheap, cut–glass bottles: A certain few are laced with death. Marie laces the perfume delicately—not with poison, but with a hint of honeysuckle she’s trained her sister to respond to. Marie marks her victim, and Ama attacks. But she doesn’t attack as a girl. She kills as a beast. Marking Ama’s victims controls the damage to keep suspicion at bay. But when a young boy turns up dead one morning, Marie is forced to acknowledge she might be losing control of Ama. And if she can’t control her, she’ll have to cure her. Marie knows the only place she’ll find the cure is in the mansion where Ama was cursed in the first place, home of Lord Sebastian LaClaire. But once she gets into the mansion, she discovers dark secrets hidden away— secrets about the curse, about Lord Sebastian . . . and about herself. Cyla Panin lives in Canada with her husband and two sons. Her family has French roots that inspired her interest in the original Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, La Belle et la Bête. She has a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from Mount Royal University. Stalking Shadows is her debut novel.

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AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5266-7 US $10.99 CAN $13.99

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WINTER, WHITE AND WICKED

Winter, White and Wicked

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BY SHANNON DITTEMORE

Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen in this striking YA fantasy about a rig driver’s journey to save her friend Praise for Winter, White and Wicked “This refreshing read takes you down the treacherous ice roads of Layce, and stays with you long after the journey.” —Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep and The Girl the Sea Gave Back “This magical story . . . swept me up like a winter gale and wouldn’t let me go.” —A. G. Howard, #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of the Splintered series “A story that’ll sink into your bones.” —Isabel Ibañez, author of Woven in Moonlight “Equal parts lushly mysterious world–building and heart–pounding action.” —Maxine Kaplan, author of The Accidental Bad Girl and Wench “A fresh, compelling fantasy that will keep you captivated from start to finish!” —C. J. Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen “Cinematic.” —Kirkus Reviews “A truly unique tale.” —School Library Journal

Twice–orphaned Sylvi has chipped out a niche for herself on Layce, an island cursed by eternal winter. Alone in her rig, she trucks over the frozen mountains and perilous icy passes that the boldest men fear to cross, and she takes comfort from two things: the safety that solitude offers and the favor of Winter. Sylvi likes the road, where no one asks who her parents were, or what she thinks of the rumors of rebels in the north, or what she wants from her life. But when her best friend, Lenore, runs off with the rebels, Sylvi finds herself making a haul too late in the season for a smuggler who she never would’ve done business with under normal circumstances—the infamous Mars Desden. Alongside Desden's team—Hyla, a giant warrior woman, and Kyn, a boy with skin like stone—Sylvi will do whatever it takes to save her friend. But when the time comes, Sylvi will have to choose: safety, anonymity, and the favor of Winter—or the future of the island that she calls home? Shannon Dittemore is an author, speaker, and contributor to the blog Go Teen Writers. When she’s not writing, she mentors students about writing and the publishing industry. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their two children, and a Husky named Leonidas. Follow her online at shannondittemore.com.

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FANTASY FLURRY: YA fantasy is doing well in the market, and this icy world is unlike any other. STRONG WOMEN: Sylvi is an independent, resilient woman who’s sure to inspire young readers. EMOTIONAL HOOKS: Dittemore has infused this high fantasy setting with a lot of heart. The story discusses the importance of history, addressing trauma, and how friends help us to heal.

SPECIFICATIONS * 1 black-and-white illustration * 400 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: DECEMBER

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Deeplight

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure Praise for Deeplight * “Monsters and mortals collide in this fantasy adventure that explores the hypnotic allure of fear, the adamant grip of the past, and the redeeming power of stories.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review * “Glorious thematic complexity inhabits a wildly inventive world.” —Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books, starred review * “Equal parts dazzling fantasy, swashbuckling adventure, and tender coming–of–age tale.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Chilling and provocative.” —Booklist “Extraordinary.” —Shelf Awareness

ESTEEMED AUTHOR: Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year and the Boston Globe– Horn Book Award, and her books always get multiple starred reviews. POPULAR CATEGORY: YA fantasy is a popular category, and Hardinge’s masterful writing makes her stand out in the marketplace. CROSSOVER APPEAL: Hardinge’s sophisticated, intelligent writing appeals to both teens and adults.

SPECIFICATIONS * 432 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

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CARTON QTY: 32 The gods are dead. Fifty years ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. Now, even coin–sized scraps of dead god are worth a fortune because of the strange powers they’re said to possess. But few are brave enough to dive and search for them. When 15–year–old Hark finds the still–beating heart of one of these deities, he’ll risk everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, scientists, and cults who would kill for its power. Because Hark needs the heart if he wants to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But the power of a god was not meant for human hands. With the heart, Jelt begins to eerily transform, and Hark will have to decide if he can stay loyal to his friend—or what he's willing to sacrifice to save him. Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win the major UK literary prize. She is the author of several books for young people, including Cuckoo Song, Gullstruck Island, Fly by Night, Verdigris Deep, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. Visit the author at franceshardinge.com.

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Unscripted

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BY NICOLE KRONZER

A funny and timely novel about the toxic masculinity at an elite high school improv comedy camp—now in paperback Praise for Unscripted An ALA Best Fiction selectin A Minnesota Book Award finalist “A truly special book, written at exactly the right time.” —Printz Award winner Nina LaCour “Smart, funny, and completely riveting . . . A powerful and necessary read.” —Lance Rubin, author of Crying Laughing and Denton Little’s Deathdate “A well written story that provides insight into the development of an abusive, narcissistic relationship and the power of standing up for yourself.” —School Library Connection “Strong character development and exploration of timely topics make this novel shine.” —Kirkus Reviews “Deftly combines what it means to be a female in comedy with a story of contemporary resonance that evokes the #MeToo movement.” —Booklist “Kronzer excels at balancing humor with difficult subjects.” —Publishers Weekly “Skillfully brings to life the improv setting.” —School Library Journal Seventeen–year–old Zelda Bailey–Cho has her future all planned out: improv camp, then Second City, and finally Saturday Night Live. She’s thrilled when she lands a spot on the coveted varsity team at a prestigious improv camp, which means she’ll get to perform for professional scouts—including her hero, Nina Knightley. But even though she’s hardworking and talented, Zelda’s also the only girl on Varsity, so she’s the target for humiliation from her teammates. And her 20–year–old coach, Ben, is cruel to her at practice and way too nice to her when they’re alone. Zelda wants to fight back, but is sacrificing her best shot at her dream too heavy a price to pay? Equal parts funny and righteous, Unscripted is a moving debut novel that Printz Award winner Nina LaCour calls “a truly special book, written at exactly the right time.” Nicole Kronzer is a former professional actor and improviser who holds a BFA in theatre from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She has spent the last 12 years as a creative writing and English teacher, thanks to an MEd in English education from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, and an MA in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She loves to knit and run (usually not at the same time), and has named all the plants in her classroom. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is her debut novel.

TIMELY TOPIC: The #MeToo movement has swept through Hollywood and the stand–up comedy world, and this story is a smart take on the topic for teen readers. EARLY PRAISE: Unscripted was an ALA Best Fiction selection, a Minnesota Book Award finalist, and received praise from Lance Rubin and Printz Award winner Nina LaCour, who called it "a truly special book, written at exactly the right time." HUMOR AND HEART: This book is funny, even as the subjects that the characters tackle— sexism and abuse of power— get darker. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Kronzer’s new book, The Roof Over Our Heads, and includes a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: DECEMBER

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A CLUE MYSTERY

In the Ballroom with the Candlestick A CLUE MYSTERY, BOOK THREE BY DIANA PETERFREUND

The dramatic and deadly conclusion to the thrilling YA mystery series inspired by the classic board game CLUE—now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS PERFECT FOR FANS OF RIVERDALE: The classic CLUE characters have been vividly reimagined as edgy teens with plenty of secrets, and this trilogy’s twists and turns unravel their sordid stories at an elite boarding school. CLASSIC, HIT BRAND: CLUE has been synonymous with murder mystery since 1949; the brand boasts more than 90 percent awareness in key markets. TOP GENRE: Mysteries continue to top bestseller lists in YA fiction. NOW IN PAPERBACK: With the publication of this book, the entire A Clue Mystery series is now available in paperback.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 12 and up YOUNG After a tragic accident at Blackbrook Academy kills one of their own, Orchid, Scarlett, Peacock, Mustard, and Plum are desperate to put the pieces back together and finish out the year. The Murder Crew may have earned their nickname, but the last of their secrets are still coming to light and threatening to destroy friendships, futures, and more. And when another suspicious death rocks the campus and Blackbrook’s dark past crashes into its present, they have a choice: Band together or turn on each other. Because this year’s prom? It's to die for. Diana Peterfreund is the author of 15 books for adults, teens, and children, including the Secret Society Girl series, the Killer Unicorn series, For Darkness Shows the Stars, and Omega City. She has received starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and VOYA, and her books have been named among Amazon’s Best Books of the Year. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her family. © 2022 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

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OUTER BANKS

Outer Banks: Lights Out BY ALYSSA SHEINMEL

An original YA novel based on the hit Netflix series Outer Banks, written by New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel, featuring JJ and John B in a brand–new, high–octane adventure—now in paperback

SELLING POINTS HOT SERIES: The first season of Outer Banks was released on Netflix in April 2020 and instantly hit the platform’s Top 10 rankings. When season two aired in July 2021, it was the most–watched streamed program in its first full week, according to Nielsen. The show was also named winner of the “bingeworthy show” category in the E! People’s Choice Awards. ORIGINAL STORY: This novel takes place during the Pogues’ spring break and give and gives fans an in–depth look at the characters’ as–yet–untold stories. COMMERCIAL PREMISE: Like the Netflix series, the novelizations will be sexy, propulsive adventures from start to finish.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER It’s spring break in the Outer Banks, and the islands are swarming with rich tourists. The last thing JJ and John B want to do is spend their week watching Kooks in action, so they plan a fishing getaway to the notoriously dangerous Frying Pan Shoals—nicknamed “Graveyard of the Atlantic” for good reason. Turns out they aren’t the only adventure–seekers at sea. Soon after they set sail, the friends run into the captivating Savannah, who hitches a ride aboard the HMS Pogue when the weather worsens and her boyfriend leaves her stranded. As a violent storm sets in, the three realize the only place to safely ride out the squall is a creepy, abandoned hotel on the shoals’ lighthouse platform. Or is it abandoned? It doesn’t take long for the three teens to realize they may not be alone. . . . Further complicating the life–or–death adventure is a mounting attraction between JJ and the secretive Savannah— the closer JJ gets to her, the more he realizes he’s playing with fire. Even if they get out of the shoals alive, can a Pogue–Kook romance survive the high–stakes shores of the Outer Banks? Alyssa Sheinmel is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels for young adults, including The Castle School (for Troubled Girls), What Kind of Girl, A Danger to Herself and Others, and Faceless. Sheinmel is the coauthor of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl. She grew up in Northern California and New York and attended Barnard College. She currently lives and writes in New York.

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From Goodnight, Otter • By Amanda Wood • Illustrated by Vikki Chu • Photographs by Bec Winnel


RIGHTS: North America

Meowsterpieces

A CAT'S GUIDE TO ART . . . AND LIFE! WRITTEN BY JENN BAILEY, ILLUSTRATED BY NYANGSONGI

Join Mama Cat and her playful kittens as they take inspiration from some of the world's great masterpieces to learn the art of being a cat

SELLING POINTS HAVE FUN WITH ART: An introduction to some of the world’s most famous artworks, including some you might not know . . . all with cats! CAT–TASTIC PICTURE BOOK APPEAL: Fall in love with Mama Cat and her kittens as they set off on an art adventure, set to a rollicking read–aloud text. ARTWORK FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Includes artworks from several continents. ART RESOURCE: Back matter features photos of the original artworks and information about each piece for adults to share with a younger reader. ILLUSTRATOR WITH DEDICATED FANS: The artist, Nyangsongi, has more than 56,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/4" - 311mm Join Mama Cat and her frisky kittens as they take inspiration from some of the world’s great masterpieces to learn the art of being a cat. Discover how to be adored in The Birth of Venus by Boticelli; learn how to be brave in Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa; and taught how to be gentle with Henry Ossawa Tanner’s The Banjo Lesson. Meowsterpieces is a book for art lovers, cat lovers, and everyone in between! And with extensive back matter that includes information about each of the original artworks, it’s educational too. The artworks featured include The Study of a Student by Laura Wheeler Waring; The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci; The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli; The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijin; Nighthawks by Edward Hopper; A Sunday on la Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat; Bedroom in Arles by Vincent van Gogh; Jockey on a Galloping Horse by Eadweard Muybridge; The Dancing Class by Edgar Degas; Children’s Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder; Under the Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai; The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner; and New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam by Charles Clyde Ebbets. Jenn Bailey is a cat–loving author, editor, workshop presenter, and speaker living in Kansas. She graduated from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2017 with a master's in fine arts in writing for children and young adults. Bailey writes picture books, short stories, and novels for children. Her most recent picture book, A Friend for Henry, was an ALA Schneider Family Honor Book (2020) and a Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year (2020). Nyangsongi is a Korean illustrator whose drawings of cats have captured worldwide attention. This is her first picture book for children.

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Celebrate with Me!

RECIPES, CRAFTS, AND HOLIDAY FUN FROM AROUND THE WORLD EDITED BY LAURA GLADWIN; ILLUSTRATED BY DAWN M. CARDONA

Curated from the kitchen tables of people around the world, a joy–filled collection of recipes and crafts that celebrates festivals and special holidays throughout the year

SELLING POINTS DETAILS SPECIAL HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS: Hear the stories, eat the food, and make crafts from 25 diverse family celebrations around the world, including Lunar New Year, Holi, Songkran, Diwali, Hannukah, and Day of the Dead. INCLUDES STEP–BY–STEP RECIPES AND CRAFT ACTIVITIES FROM ESTABLISHED NAMES: Children’s authors, designers, and chefs share their prized family recipes and crafts. Contributors include Marta Veludo, Juliet Sargeant, Aishani Ghosh, Silvina de Vita, Lesléa Newman, Dow Phumiruk, Joanne Chang, Thomas Straker, James Maessiah, Miquita Oliver, Queenie Chan, Sonali Shah, Erin Gleeson, Saeed Al–Rubeyi, Shakira Alleyne– Samuel, Marta Sánchez and more. COLLABORATION WITH CHARITY NO KID HUNGRY: A donation from every copy sold will go to the charity No Kid Hungry, which fights to end child hunger in America, and the marketing efforts will be shared for publication.

SPECIFICATIONS Celebrate at the tables of artists, designers, and chefs with this book that offers families the chance to share in a world of parties, festivals, and holidays. Each spread features a different holiday and offers a step–by– step recipe, a craft activity, a personal story, and different ways to observe the holiday. With contributions from chefs such as Erin Gleeson and Joanne Chang; artists and authors including Dow Phumiruk and Queenie Chan; and designers such as Marta Veludo and Juliet Sargeant, Celebrate with Me! brings together personal stories and parties from around the world in a unique and engaging way that is sure to delight children and their families. Laura Gladwin trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine before working as a freelance chef. She now works as a writer and editor specializing in food and drink, writing for The Good Food Guide, and editing high–profile cookbooks for chefs including Ferran Adrià, René Redzepi, and Heston Blumenthal, as well as the children’s book Feast Your Eyes on Food. She lives in London. Dawn M. Cardona is a self–taught artist who had dreamed of illustrating a children's picture book ever since she was a child. With this being her fifth book project, she has truly made that dream her reality! Dawn now lives in South Carolina where she enjoys gardening, bird watching, and collecting vintage ephemera.

* Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

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Our Story Starts in Africa WRITTEN BY PATRICE LAWRENCE, ILLUSTRATED BY JEANETTA GONZALES

A sensitively told and vibrantly illustrated story of Black history from its very ancient origins to its dynamic future

SELLING POINTS ACCESSIBLE BLACK HISTORY: Provides a sensitive pathway through the long, complex history of colonization in Africa and the Caribbean. LYRICAL STORYTELLING: Award–winning author Patrice Lawrence draws on her own Caribbean heritage in this authentic, lyrical text. EXTENSIVE BACK MATTER: Explores questions raised by the story further with the resources and additional reading at the back of the book.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

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When Paloma goes to visit her family in Trinidad, she doesn’t feel that she fits in. But Tante Janet has a story to tell her: An ancient story of warrior queens and talking drums, of treasures and tales that span thousands of years . . . a story that Paloma shares in, because her story, too, starts in Africa. Join Tante and her inquisitive niece as they share the story of how her family came to the Caribbean, through the dark days of colonization and enslavement, to the emergence of a thriving, contemporary community of many faces, places and successes. All too often, children’s books dealing with "Africa" are reductive with little mention or explanation of modern Africa and too much focus on traditional costume, dancing and animals. This book offers a new approach to caregivers wanting to talk about Black history and Blackness from its very origins, sensitively told and vibrantly illustrated. Patrice Lawrence is an award–winning writer. Her debut YA novel, Orangeboy, won the Bookseller YA Prize and the Waterstones Prize for Older Children's Fiction and was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award. Lawrence was born in Brighton, UK, raised in an Italian– Trinidadian family in mid–Sussex, and now lives on the south coast of England. Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles–based designer and illustrator. She describes herself as a free–spirited artist who loves nature. For her, the imperfect is beautiful. Using a combination of paint, inks, and digital illustration, Gonzales evokes happiness, energy, inspiration, and positivity through her love of drawing plants, women, flowers, and lettering phrases.

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CARTON QTY: 20 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-611-2

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The Secret Unicorn Club

DISCOVER THE HIDDEN BOOK WITHIN A BOOK! WRITTEN BY EMMA ROBERTS, ILLUSTRATED BY TOMISLAV TOMIC AND RAE RITCHIE

As a Secret Unicorn Club member, you'll discover magical unicorn facts and earn badges to unlock a secret bonus book hidden within the back cover

SELLING POINTS UNIQUE NOVELTY PACKAGE FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON: Lift the flap to reveal a concealed handbook in the back casement of the book. JOIN THE CLUB: Each of the book’s 10 spreads has a unique focus—learn the knowledge to earn a badge on each spread. PERENNIALLY POPULAR SUBJECT: Offers a new take on the ever–popular unicorn theme, with diverse cast of unicorns in many tones.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout; 32page mini booklet * 24 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/5" - 310mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

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CARTON QTY: 22 Do you believe in unicorns? How would you like to join a secret club of unicorn experts who search for and look after unicorns in the wild? Now is the chance to earn your place in the Secret Unicorn Club! You’ll learn where to look for unicorns and how to care for them as you collect 10 badges on your journey toward becoming an official Secret Unicorn Club member. Find out how unicorns make the weather, meet their interesting relatives in the wild, and get schooled in the art of grooming. Then, discover a hidden handbook that is revealed only to the truest friend of the unicorns. Guard the precious knowledge within these pages for the good of all horsekind. Emma Roberts is an award–winning editor and author from London. She has always been a die–hard fan of fantasy and has the tattoos to show for it. With no dragons needing homes in Cheltenham, where she now lives, she has instead adopted a rescue dog she has named Frodo. Tomislav Tomic is an illustrator known for his pen–and–ink drawings that are based on a Renaissance engraving style. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and lives with his family in Croatia. Rae Ritchie is an illustrator and pattern surface designer based in beautiful (but often chilly) Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is greatly inspired by nature, vintage children's books, fables, and fairy tales.

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The Replay

25 GREATEST MOMENTS IN SPORTS WRITTEN BY ADAM SKINNER, ILLUSTRATED BY MAI LY DEGNAN

Relive iconic moments from Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Simone Biles, Team USA Hockey, and more through illustrated replays of 25 of the greatest moments in sports

SELLING POINTS RELIVE GREAT SPORTING MOMENTS: Watch Michael Jordan take his foul–line dunk; witness Jackie Robinson break the color barrier; cheer for Brandi Chastain’s World Cup– winning penalty. EXPLORE THE SCIENCE OF SPORTS: With each moment illustrated frame–by–frame, you’ll understand how athletes use their particular talents to maximize success. PERFECT FOR FAMILIES: Features athletes from the last 100 years, so it’s sure to spark intergenerational conversations.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 ISBN 978-1-4197-6023-5 US $22.99 CAN $28.99

This richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of notable athletes—male, female, able–bodied and Paralympians—from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record–breakers in more than 20 sports, making it a treasure trove for all the family to share. So sit back and enjoy sport’s greatest moments as a read–aloud story from the comfort of your armchair. Adam Skinner is a sports journalist and regular contributor to the UK's broadsheets. He lives and works in London. Mai Ly Degnan is an award– winning illustrator and illustration professor based in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her bachelor's of fine arts in illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as her master's in fine arts in illustration practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Degnan enjoys creating humorous illustrations with tedious line work, pattern making, and bright colors. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, American Illustration, and 3x3.

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SLOW DOWN

Slow Down . . . on Your Doorstep CALMING NATURE STORIES FOR LITTLE ONES

BY RACHEL WILLIAMS, ILLUSTRATED BY FREYA HARTAS

This charming addition to the Slow Down series brings a sense of calm with short nature stories for little ones

SELLING POINTS MINDFUL THEME: Includes six nature stories from the team behind the popular series Slow Down. READ–ALOUD TEXTS: Rhyming texts for young readers introduce concepts such as how a rainbow forms in an age– appropriate way. STEP–BY–STEP ILLUSTRATIONS: Charming comic–style panels explain the miracles of nature in step–by– step drawings.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 12 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/10" - 185mm * HEIGHT: 6 4/5" - 172mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: AUGUST

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CARTON QTY: 40 Discover a magical world of nature on your doorstep. Charming rhyming verse presents six mindful moments—including a squirrel burying a nut and a rainbow forming on a rainy day—to the youngest readers. Slow Down . . . on Your Doorstep is a fabulous introduction for first readers from the team that created the international bestseller Slow Down. Rachel Williams studied literature before becoming an editor and publisher of children's books. She is also the creator of bestselling natural history and adventure books, including The Atlas of Adventures series and Illuminature. She lives with her husband and two small children in London. Freya Hartas is a UK–based illustrator specializing in children’s books. She lives in the vibrant city of Bristol with her partner and their ancient black cat, Katsu, and works from her cozy, cluttered desk in a shared studio down the road. She graduated from Falmouth University with a bachelor of arts in illustration with first–class honors in 2014. Hartas loves to conjure up humorous characters, animals, and monsters, creating the most fantastical worlds for them to inhabit and get lost in. Her first title with Magic Cat, Slow Down, was an instant hit around the world, selling in more than 20 languages.

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BABY ANIMAL TALES

Happy Easter, Little Bunny WRITTEN BY AMANDA WOOD; PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY BEC WINNEL; ILLUSTRATIONS BY VIKKI CHU

With its delightful combination of lovely art and sweet photos, Happy Easter, Little Bunny is sure to become the perennially favorite Easter basket gift

SELLING POINTS GIFTABLE FORMAT: This sturdy cased board book is perfect for Easter baskets and seasonal gift giving. UNIQUE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUE: The blend of photos and illustrations mixes real baby bunny images with colorful and charming springtime drawings. RE–ENVISIONED FOR EASTER: Baby Animal Tales hardcover Goodnight, Little Bunny was repurposed will all– new text to create this delightful seasonal board book.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 16 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES up to 5 ISBN 978-1-4197-6664-0 US $8.99 CAN $11.99

The first board book in the Baby Animal Tales series pairs the thrill of an Easter egg hunt with adorable baby bunny photos. On a beautiful spring day, Little Bunny and his friend Mouse hunt for Easter eggs in their garden . . . until a fox tries to spoil their fun. But just when Bunny thinks the excitement is over, he and Mouse find the biggest egg of all right in his very own home.

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Amanda Wood was the founding editor and publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Kate Greenaway Medal winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey. Vikki Chu is a freelance illustrator and pattern designer who lives in New York. Bec Winnel is an accomplished Australian photographic illustrator and artist.

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BABY ANIMAL TALES

Goodnight, Little Sea Otter WRITTEN BY AMANDA WOOD; ILLUSTRATIONS BY VIKKI CHU; PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY BEC WINNEL

Perfect for bedtime or naptime, this simple story about hugging and sea otters is sure to soothe your little one to sleep

SELLING POINTS HEARTWARMING TALE: This short, simple read–aloud story about a little sea otter celebrates the value of hugging and is designed for a very young audience. UNIQUE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUE: The blend of photographs and illustrations show how cute these baby animals really are. BEDTIME STORY: Each book ends at bedtime, making it the perfect bedtime sleep solution for parents everywhere.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 2 to 5 ISBN 978-1-4197-6021-1 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

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Little Sea Otter finds it hard to be brave until she discovers that a hug can make everything better. When she meets an even younger sea otter who is feeling sad, she knows just what to do! The adorable Baby Animal Tales series features cute photographic animals combined with stylish illustrations, making these simple stories perfect for the youngest reader’s bedtime or naptime. Amanda Wood was the founding editor and publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Kate Greenaway Award winners and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which has sold over 19 million copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey, England. Vikki Chu is a freelance illustrator and pattern designer based in New York. While Chu enjoys experimenting with new techniques and uses Photoshop for post–processing, she regards freehand drawing as the most important and enjoyable part of the illustration process. Bec Winnel is an accomplished Australian illustrator and artist. Winnel’s portraiture combines the illustrative precision of a graphic artist with the sophistication and emotiveness of a painter. The ethereal quality of her work is the result of carefully accreted layers of mixed media including pastel, pencil, watercolor, metallic, and paper cuts. She lives in Brisbane.

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From From Will It Be Okay? • Written by Crescent Dragonwagon • Illustrated by Jessica Love


RIGHTS: World/All

Will It Be Okay?

SELLING POINTS

BY CRESCENT DRAGONWAGON AND JESSICA LOVE

Author Crescent Dragonwagon and Julián Is a Mermaid illustrator Jessica Love pair up in this powerful new edition of a classic picture book that asks a tough question and answers it with humanity, humor, and grace

UPDATED CLASSIC: A new, relevant, and relatable edition of a classic picture book. ROOTED IN RESILIENCE: This story provides a reminder that we can all take care of one another when life feels uncertain —and that we’re often braver than we think! ICONIC AUTHOR: Dragonwagon is the daughter of the writer Charlotte Zolotow and a storied author in her own right. AWARD–WINNING ILLUSTRATOR: Love is the beloved illustrator of the award– winning picture book Julián Is a Mermaid.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, In this beautiful new edition of a timeless picture book classic, a child asks, “Will it be okay?” That bee sting, that thunderstorm, those powerful feelings, losing a loved one. Written by Crescent Dragonwagon, daughter of legendary children’s book author and editor Charlotte Zolotow, and illustrated by the equally inimitable Jessica Love, Will It Be Okay? answers a timeless and universal question with honesty, humanity, beauty, and humor. Will it be okay? Yes—yes, it will. Crescent Dragonwagon is the award–winning author of more than 50 books for readers of all ages, including the original edition of Will It Be Okay?, published in 1977 by HarperCollins. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jessica Love is an award–winning author and illustrator. Her critically acclaimed debut picture book, Julián Is a Mermaid, has received several prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award, as well as numerous starred reviews. She lives in New York.

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Magic

ONCE UPON A FARAWAY LAND BY MIRELLE ORTEGA

In her debut as author and illustrator, Mirelle Ortega shares her own story of growing up on her family’s pineapple farm in Mexico, where she learned the true meaning of magic

SELLING POINTS BOLD, NEW VOICE: Ortega, a first–time author/illustrator, is a rising star garnering industry interest. AUTOBIOGRAPHICALLY INSPIRED: Magic is inspired by Ortega’s experience growing up on her family’s pineapple farm in Veracruz, Mexico. MULTIGENERATIONAL STORY: The lessons presented throughout the story are passed down from elders.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS FICTION, LATINO HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-951836-57-3 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

I learned that magic isn’t good or bad, it just is. Sometimes it gives, sometimes it takes. Sometimes life blossoms, sometimes it wilts. Growing up on a pineapple farm in Mexico, a girl discovers the true meaning of the word magic in this truly magical picture book about change and transformation of all kinds—what we can’t control, such as natural disasters and loss, and what we can. Magic can transform dirt into pineapples, seeds into trees, wool into blankets, words into stories, blank pages into pictures—a story into a picture book. Mirelle Ortega is a storyteller and illustrator inspired by magical realism, classic film, and animation, as well as Latin American cultures. She was born and raised near her family’s pineapple farm in Veracruz, Mexico, and now lives in Los Angeles. Magic is her author/illustrator debut.

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The Birthday of the World

A STORY ABOUT FINDING LIGHT IN EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING BY DR. RACHEL NAOMI REMEN AND RACHELL SUMPTER

From the New York Times bestselling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, a modern retelling of a timeless story about healing the world by finding light in everyone and everything

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen is the author of the internationally bestselling and beloved Kitchen Table Wisdom. UPLIFTING MESSAGE: A theme of finding light in the darkness is bound to resonate with and buoy readers. ANCIENT WISDOM: Inspired by Jewish creation stories and the concept of tikkun olam, or “repairing the world.”

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 248mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, JEWISH HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-951836-34-4 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

In the beginning, there was only darkness, and then a great ray of light ended the darkness and the world was born—the world of a thousand thousand things. It was filled with light. Then something unexpected happened, and the light of the world broke into millions of sparks of light. These sparks fell everywhere. They fell into everyone and everything. This is why you were born and I was born, and why everyone was born—to find the light and change the world. From a beloved author, The Birthday of the World is a beautiful retelling of a timeless story about finding light in the darkness, one spark at a time. Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen is a pediatrician and professor of family and community medicine, as well as the author of the internationally bestselling and beloved book, Kitchen Table Wisdom. Rachell Sumpter is a fine artist and illustrator. Her books include Down Under the Pier and Keeper of Light: Juliet Fish Nichols Fights the San Francisco Fog, both published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family in Washington.

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Chef Edna

QUEEN OF SOUTHERN COOKING, EDNA LEWIS BY MELVINA NOEL AND COZBI CABRERA

A warm and inviting picture book portrait of African American culinary legend Edna Lewis, who brought Southern cooking to the masses

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING ILLUSTRATOR: Cabrera is an award–winning illustrator whose gorgeous books have garnered a Coretta Scott King Honor as well as a Caldecott Honor for illustration. BELOVED FIGURE: Chef Edna Lewis is an African American culinary legend who learned to love to cook as a child in the South. EDUCATIONAL: Fascinating back matter provides readers with additional information about Lewis’s life.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 248mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 4 to 8

Edna Lewis loved to cook. Growing up on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, she learned the value of fresh, local, seasonal food from her Mama Daisy, as well as how to measure ingredients for biscuits using coins and to listen closely to her cakes to know when they were done. Edna carried these traditions with her all the way to New York City, where she became a celebrated chef, cooking traditional French food in her signature Southern style and introducing the world to the flavors of her home. Melvina Noel loves to write and to bake cakes. Thanks to Edna, she listens to her cakes to tell her when they are done. Noel lives in Virginia. This is her debut picture book. Cozbi Cabrera is an award–winning illustrator whose gorgeous books–including Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, published by Abrams–have garnered a Coretta Scott King Honor as well as a Caldecott Honor for illustration. She lives in Illinois.

CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS BIOGRAPHY, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-951836-39-9 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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A Room of Your Own

A STORY INSPIRED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF’S FAMOUS ESSAY BY BETH KEPHART AND JULIA BRECKENREID

A picture book about the places we go to create, inspired by Virginia Woolf and her noted essay

SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Kephart is an award–winning author and has penned the Cameron Kids titles And I Paint It and Beautiful Useful Things. LITERARY THEME: The book is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s famous essay, “A Room of One’s Own.” SPACE IS UNIVERSAL: The theme of finding personal creative space is widely relatable. PROSE CONNECTION: Kirkus Reviews likened Kephart’s “dreamlike and sparkling stream– of–consciousness writing” in And I PaintIt to Virginia Woolf’s own writing style.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 Sometimes Virginia Woolf wrote her stories in a garden shed. Sometimes she wrote them among stacks of books in a cool basement. And you? Where do you go to think, to dream, to be? The shade beneath a tall tree? The brick step on a city stoop? The cozy spot beneath the kitchen table? Or inside the night’s deep dark? Not all rooms require four walls and a roof. Inspired by the writer Virginia Woolf and her celebrated essay, “A Room of One’s Own,” A Room of Your Own is about the importance of claiming a space for oneself. Beth Kephart is an award–winning author of books for adults, young adults, and children, including And I Paint It: Henriette Wyeth’s World and Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made, both published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Pennsylvania. Julia Breckenreid is an award–winning fine artist and illustrator whose books include Dorothy & Herbert: An Ordinary Couple and Their Extraordinary Collection of Art, published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Toronto.

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Dear Wild Child

YOU CARRY YOUR HOME INSIDE YOU BY WALLACE J. NICHOLS AND WALLACE GRAYCE NICHOLS; ILLUSTRATED BY DREW BECKMEYER

A story inspired by a letter from a father to his daughter about wildfire, loss, and learning that we carry our homes inside us wherever we go

SELLING POINTS RELATABLE LOSS: Losing one’s home to natural disasters fueled by climate change is sadly becoming a common experience. PROVEN SUCCESS: Nichols’s first book, Blue Mind, has sold more than 64,000 copies across formats. ENVIRONMENTALLY MINDED: Includes a note from the author about climate change. FATHER–DAUGHTER STORY: Highlights and celebrates the special bond between fathers and daughters.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS NATURE, KIDS ENVIRONMENT ISBN 978-1-951836-46-7 In the shade of ancient redwood trees, by a creek, not far from the ocean, a father builds a house for his newborn daughter, where she grows up wild and strong in their coastal canyon home. When a wildfire takes back their beloved house, a father writes his now–grown daughter a letter telling her it’s gone. Inspired by the real letter the author wrote his daughter, this poignant story—written together by father and daughter— joyfully declares that a home is more than just wood and stone; it is made of love and can never be taken away. You carry home with you wherever you go.

US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

Wallace Grayce Nichols is a student of sustainable design, problem solver, and water lover. Her father, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, is a marine biologist and the author of the bestselling book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. Home is the slow coast of California. Drew Beckmeyer is a fine artist, illustrator, and elementary school teacher. He lives in Northern California.

US $17.95 CAN $22.95 UK £12.99

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Love Birds

SELLING POINTS

BY JANE YOLEN AND ANNA WILSON

From Jane Yolen, the author of the Caldecott Award–winning book Owl Moon, comes a friendship story about a bird–loving boy who meets a bird–loving girl

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Yolen is an award–winning author of more than 400 books and 2022 Sydney Taylor Body–of–Work Winner. FOLLOW–UP TO ICONIC BOOK: Fans of Owl Moon will find a similar–themed story in Love Birds. BIRD BRAINS: Books on birds and birdwatching appeal, inspire, and sell. VALENTINE’S DAY TIE–IN: A sweet love story that will lend well to Valentine’s Day promotion and sales.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION, PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-951836-40-5 New in town and shy to boot, bird–loving Jon loves nothing more than to listen for the tappity–tap–tap of a woodpecker, the caw–cawing of crows, the cries of jays, the coos of the doves, and especially the hoots of owls. One night an owl calls, and when Jon calls back, it answers! But what Jon thinks is a bird is actually a bird–loving girl, and that’s when he discovers the best sound yet: that of a friend. Jane Yolen is the children’s book author of hundreds of beloved and bestselling books, which have garnered numerous awards, including the Caldecott Award. She considers Love Birds a sequel of sorts to Owl Moon. Yolen lives in Massachusetts. Anna Wilson is a fine artist and illustrator. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her husband, an ornithologist.

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The Perfect Tree

SELLING POINTS

BY CORINNE DEMAS AND PENELOPE DULLAGHAN

Bunny searches for and finds the perfect Christmas tree in this perennial holiday tale

EVERGREEN TRADITION: The hunt for the perfect tree is synonymous with Christmastime. FRESH TAKE: Offers a new take on a classic holiday story (spoiler: the tree lives!). CELEBRATED ILLUSTRATOR: Dullaghan’s art for The Good Song was featured in the Society of Illustrators 2020 Original Art exhibit.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS FICTION, KIDS HOLIDAY ISBN 978-1-951836-42-9 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Bunny is looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Her forest friends tell her that the perfect tree is one that is just her size, bushy as Squirrel’s tail, perfectly pointy on top for a star, the greenest green, and smells like Christmas. But sometimes the perfect tree is the one surrounded by friends. Corinne Demas is an award–winning author of over 35 books, including five novels, two short story collections, a memoir, two plays, a collection of poetry, and numerous books for children. She graduated from Tufts University and has a PhD in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. She divides her time between Western Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Penelope Dullaghan is an award–winning illustrator and picture book maker. Her books include The Good Song, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Bus Stop

SELLING POINTS

BY ANGELA H. DALE AND LALA WATKINS

In the spirit of The Snowy Day, a group of kids from A to Z arrive at the bus stop only to discover that the bus is a no–show—snow day!

SNOW SELLS: The magic and fun of snow make the element a universal favorite and celebration of winter that resonates outside of the constraints of specific holidays. NEW CLASSIC: Snow days evoke freedom and excitement, and Bus Stop has the potential to be a contemporary classic (think Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day). EYE–CATCHING ART: Watkins’s bright, bold style lends a fun and fresh angle to her debut picture book. ABC DRAW: The diverse group of children just happen to have names ranging from A–Z.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10 3/4" - 273mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 4 to 8 It’s time for school, and all the neighborhood kids, from Antoine to Mahmoud to Zoey, gather one by one in the frosty dawn to wait for the school bus. But something more thrilling arrives first. Snowflakes fall, transforming the bus stop into a winter wonderland—and an official snow day. No school! Angela H. Dale writes poetry and picture books. She lives in Maryland. This is her debut picture book. Lala Watkins graduated with a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. She lives in Florida.

CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-951836-47-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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Eat Your Peas, Julius!

EVEN CAESAR MUST CLEAN HIS PLATE BY SHIRIN YIM BRIDGES AND FIONA LEE

In a rhyming romp through dinner, the future leader of the Roman Republic learns to eat a balanced meal and finish everything on his plate

SELLING POINTS WELL–KNOWN CREATOR: Shirin Yim Bridges is a veteran and award–winning children’s book author and publisher. FUNNY AND FACTUAL: Humorous and accurate details of Roman culture are featured throughout the story. LAST COURSE: Eat Your Peas, Julius! rounds out a trilogy of companion books, including Get Up, Elizabeth! and Go to Bed, Ted! SQUEAL APPEAL: A meal including camel’s feet and baked dormouse will make readers say, “Ewwwww!”

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, It’s time for little Julius, who will grow up to become the most powerful person in the Roman Republic, to put on his toga, attend the dinner banquet, and eat his fowl, boiled camel’s feet, baked dormouse, and peas! It’s tough finishing everything on one’s plate every night—for kids and future Caesars alike. Shirin Yim Bridges is the author of the award–winning Ruby’s Wish as well as Get Up, Elizabeth! and Go to Bed, Ted!, both published by Cameron Kids. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fiona Lee is an illustrator who lives and works on her family’s farm in Vermont.

FOOD NARRATIVE, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-951836-48-1 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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Little Bear, Baby Bear BY MARINE SCHNEIDER

This follow–up to Big Bear, Little Bear features Little Bear, his baby sibling, and their kid– and baby–sized things

SELLING POINTS STARRED SERIES: Little Bear, Baby Bear is the companion to Big Bear, Little Bear, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. SIBLING SWEETNESS: The simple story highlights little and littler objects as enjoyed by two siblings. GIFT APPEAL: Graphic, colorful art by an established European illustrator elevates this board book. UNIVERSAL THEME: There is a proven love and interest for first–concept books about comparing and contrasting.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 22 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES up to 4 KIDS FICTION, BOARD BOOK This simple and sweet board book celebrates the little and even littler everyday objects—socks, snacks, and toys—Little Bear and new sibling Baby Bear use in their lives together.

ISBN 978-1-951836-63-4 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 60 Marine Schneider is the author of Big Bear, Little Bear (originally published in France), published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.

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What's Growing in Mommy's Tummy? ISBN 978-1-944903-87-9 US $14.95 CAN $18.95

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LOVE IS

Love Is a Ball

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BY AMY NOVESKY, ILLUSTRATED BY SARA GILLINGHAM

From the creators of Love Is a Tutu and Love Is a Truck, an ode to toy balls of all kinds

DYNAMIC DUO: Novesky and Gillingham are the dynamic duo behind this proven series that includes Love Is a Tutu and Love Is a Truck. A NEUTRAL NOTE: Offers a gender–neutral option in the beloved series—balls and sports are for everyone. PERFECT READ–ALOUD: Simple, lyrical text is ideal for reading aloud.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES up to 4 CHILDREN'S, BOARD BOOK, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-35-1 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 UK £9.99

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A bouncy and bright ode to toy balls big and small—from beach balls and baseballs to gumballs—and to the kids who love them. Amy Novesky is an award–winning author whose books include Love Is a Tutu, Love Is a Truck, Cloth Lullaby, and Me, Frida. She lives just north of San Francisco. Sara Gillingham is an award–winning author, illustrator, and art director whose books include Love Is a Tutu, Love Is a Truck, One Whole Bunch, I Am So Brave, Snuggle the Baby, and I Can Do It Myself. She lives with her family in Vancouver.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Love Is a Tutu ISBN 978-1-937359-81-2

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CITY IS

New York Is . . .

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BY ELISA PARHAD, ILLUSTRATED BY ALEXANDER VIDAL

From the creators of Los Angeles Is . . . , a stylish board book that is an ode to the Big Apple, with rhyming couplets and colorful art

BICOASTAL FOLLOW–UP: Written by Elisa Parhad and illustrated by Alexander Vidal, New York Is . . . is the perfect East Coast follow–up to the popular Los Angeles Is . . . ICONIC SETTING: New York is the quintessential city—people across the world enjoy mythologizing Manhattan. REGIONAL APPEAL: Local children will enjoy seeing their city celebrated in simple, stylish illustration and text.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 26 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES up to 4 CHILDREN'S, BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-951836-49-8 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £9.99

New York is . . . buildings above, bridges to love, Broadway plays, bagels and lox. This stylish primer for toddlers and savvy travelers alike brings the bustling city of New York to life.

Elisa Parhad is the author of Pool Party and Los Angeles Is . . . , both published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Pasadena, California. Alexander Vidal is an illustrator and designer whose books include Los Angeles is . . . and So Many Feet. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Story House

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BY KRISTEN BALOUCH

Move the characters and words around in this interactive book that’s also a stand–alone playhouse!

INTERACTIVE PLAY: Readers are free to create their own stories with reusable words and animals, rewriting and recreating at will. INNOVATIVE DESIGN: The book doubles as a free–standing playhouse—a literal story house. ACCLAIMED CREATOR: Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning illustrator Kristen Balouch brings her practiced talent to the project.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout; includes inserts with 100+ decals * 6 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Children's Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 to 6 CHILDREN'S, CREATIVITY ISBN 978-1-951836-26-9 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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It’s a story! It’s a house! Four paper–over–board panels unfold to create a standalone playhouse, complete with two sheets of reusable stickers of adorable characters and a variety of words, allowing children to create stories of their very own. Includes a pocket to store stickers in. Kristen Balouch is an Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning children’s book author, illustrator, and designer. Her books include If You Are the Dreamer, published by Cameron Kids. She lives in Brooklyn.

CARTON QTY: 42 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-797-3

ALSO AVAILABLE If You Are the Dreamer ISBN 978-1-951836-27-6

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Red ISBN 978-1-944903-11-4 US $15.95 CAN $19.95

Attention: Risque d’étouffement—petits pieces. Pas pour les enfants de moins de 3 ans.

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DISTRIBUTED PUBLISHERS Milky Way Picture Books Tate Publishing (Children’s) Vendome Press SelfMadeHero V&A Publishing Lucky Spool Tate Publishing La Martinière/Abrams Magnificat

From Van Dog (Milky Way Picture Books) • Written by Mikolaj Pa • Illustrated by Gosia Herba


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I Caught a Rainbow BY DANIELLE CHAPERON, ILLUSTRATED BY NATHALIE DION

A young girl and a rainbow inspire us to nurture love and know when to let it go

SELLING POINTS ODE TO LOVE: Offers young readers a daring angle with the oft–overlooked topic of learning to love while respecting others’ freedoms. COMPLEX TOPICS SIMPLIFIED: Easy–to–follow storyline explores complex emotions in a way that young readers will be able to access and understand. SELF–EXPLORATION: Chaperon and award–winning illustrator Dion invite us to consider—and feel—our own anxieties. BOLD COLORS: In addition to the rainbow as a character, the story’s look and feel is heavily influenced by both the color palette of a rainbow and the aesthetics of the 1960s and 1970s that illustrator Nathalie Dion grew up with.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 44 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm One sunny morning, a young girl catches a beautiful rainbow and places it in a glass jar. An instant bond is formed and the two become inseparable. But for the rainbow, homesickness eventually sets in—and no matter what the girl does to cheer it up, it can’t escape feeling unwell. To make things right again, she must make a gut–wrenching decision and, in the process, learn the hard way what love truly means. Before starting her writing career, Danielle Chaperon studied literature and education, then taught in primary school for many years. She began writing children’s fiction in 2007, inspired by her students’ daily lives, experiences, and dreams. Danielle lives in Montréal. Nathalie Dion’s free– spirited, narrative illustrations grace the pages of books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide. A graduate of design arts from Montréal’s Concordia University, Dion is known for her sense of humor and her modern yet retro touch. Dion’s delicate, whimsical style continues to win her fans around the world, and she is a four–time honoree of the Communication Arts Illustration Competition.

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* Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-13-6 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Clover BY NADINE ROBERT, ILLUSTRATED BY QIN LENG

An inspiring story about decision–making and self–trust when you’re all alone, by critically acclaimed creators Nadine Robert and Qin Leng

SELLING POINTS TOP HONORS: In 2021, Robert’s On the Other Side of the Forest earned a Best Book of the Year from Kirkus and was named a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books. AWARD–WINNING DUO: Critically acclaimed duo Robert and Leng team up for the first time ever! PROMOTES SELF–RELIANCE: This book can be used by educators to talk about important issues such as decision–making in early childhood, becoming independent as we grow up, and self–trust. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Self–esteem, family relationships, language arts. APPEARING AT ALA: Author Nadine Robert will be at ALA 2022.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages Around Clover’s family’s goat farm, there are plenty of things to do, from picking blueberries to collecting clams. But making decisions, even choosing something to do, is a great source of hesitation for young Clover —that is, until one day, the child’s beloved goat, Peony, wanders too far from the farm. In order to bring Peony back home safely, Clover will have to learn to act quickly and decisively. Nadine Robert began her career as a video–game designer and director of animated films. As the founder of the publishing house Comme des géants, she has always had a strong passion for illustrated children’s books that have a powerfully built narrative approach combined with strong images. Her most recent book, On the Other Side of the Forest, was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus and a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book. She lives in Montréal with her family. Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and now lives in Toronto, where she works as a designer and illustrator. Her numerous picture books have earned her an Asian/Pacific American Literature Award and nominations for several other prizes, including a USBBY Outstanding International Book, a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book, and the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award.

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* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 5 to 9 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-14-3 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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The Thirteenth Piglet WRITTEN BY ANDRÉE POULIN; ILLUSTRATED BY MARTINA TONELLO

The last piglet of a large litter courageously finds his own sense of belonging

SELLING POINTS AWARD WINS: In 2021, Poulin’s Burying the Moon made the 2021 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids list and received a starred review from Booklist. PROBLEM SOLVING: Educators can use Thirteen’s clever thinking to inspire young readers to be proactive in finding solutions to problems they face. FINDING ONE’S PLACE: Through Thirteen’s struggle to fit into his own family, this story shows us the courage it takes to carve out our own place in the world. COUNTING PRACTICE: Children can use this book as a playful way to practice counting, thanks to Thirteen and his large family. NEW CREATOR DUO:The Thirteenth Piglet is the first collaboration between Poulin and Tonello.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm Thirteen, the last piglet of a litter of 13, loves to play and help out around the farm. But he soon realizes that his mother can only feed 12 of her piglets at the same time, which, unfortunately, leaves no room for him. Suddenly, life seems very unfair! Gripped by his literal hunger, Thirteen discovers that a different kind of hunger will drive him to find the solution to take his place among his family. If she could, Andrée Poulin would read from morning to night. Her love of reading is what brought her to writing. After working as a journalist for many years, she went into international development. Her picture books and novels deal with friendship, empathy, tolerance, poverty, and solidarity. Andrée Poulin believes books can change the world. By setting her stories in Canada, Africa, and Asia, she takes her readers on adventures to discover other cultures. Martina Tonello is an illustrator and an apprentice carpenter. She loves to discover hidden treasures, such as secret pathways in forests or villages tucked away in valleys. Born in Padova, Italy, in 1993, she now resides in Bologna, where she spends her time crafting stories and hosting workshops for children. Tonello has worked with several Italian publishing houses, including Electa Kids, Edizioni Piemme, and Editoriale Scienza.

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* HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 2 to 5 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-15-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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We Would Pretend BY ANDRÉ MAROIS, ILLUSTRATED BY GÉRARD DUBOIS

A fantastical story of two friends who venture to the limits of their imaginations

SELLING POINTS DRAWING ATTENTION: In 2021, DuBois’s On the Other Side of the Forest earned a Best Book of the Year from Kirkus and was named a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book. IMPORTANCE OF ROLE– PLAYING: Imaginative play inspires children to explore different perspectives, which will encourage them to reread the book and explore new adventures. SOCIETAL RELEVANCE: Focuses on educational and social themes, such as storytelling, creative collaboration, friendship, and staying active. VISUALLY ENGAGING: DuBois’s classic and charming visual universe transports readers to another world that will captivate and delight.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 44 pages When two mischievous friends are told to go outside to play, the backyard becomes their setting for a frantic, thrilling adventure. As they role–play their way from becoming King and Queen of Pumpkins to embarking on a voyage to Mars, their vivid imaginations give them magical powers to venture forth and fight their enemies mercilessly. It's only when they’re abruptly brought back to reality that they’ll find themselves truly in danger! Author, screenwriter, and columnist André Marois is the author of over 40 published titles, including picture books, novels for teens, and more. He is known for writing intriguing and grim stories, with a touch of caustic irony and unbridled imagination. Born in France but residing in Montréal since 1992, Marois is a recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Prix des Incorruptibles for children’s literature, and other noteworthy recognitions. Gérard DuBois studied graphic design in Paris then crossed the Atlantic to live in Montréal. Since then, he has worked as a freelance illustrator. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, and more than 20 illustrated books. DuBois has received the Hamilton King Award, four gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, a Bologna Ragazzi Award, and the 2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award for On the Other Side of the Forest.

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* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * HC cloth spine PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 5 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-16-7 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Van Dog BY MIKOLAJ PA, ILLUSTRATED BY GOSIA HERBA

A hybrid comic and seek–and–find book that contemplates art and creativity

SELLING POINTS ART HISTORY: Perfect for educators focused on art, serving as an early introduction to the history of painting with references to the great masters of art. INSPIRING YOUNG ARTISTS: Readers can draw inspiration from the subject of paying attention to the beauty of one’s surroundings and use it create their own artwork. HYBRID STYLE: Combining the dialogue style of a comic and hidden details of a seek–and– find book within the conventions of a children’s picture book, Van Dog is, in itself, a true artistic exploration. EASTER EGGS: Each illustrated spread contains mini dialogues, nods to art and pop culture, and other fun hidden treasures to spot among the characters and landscapes.

Van Dog rides to the countryside to paint a landscape one day. As he mounts his easel, mixes his paints, and contemplates the scenery, the landscape slowly unfolds in weird and wonderful ways: a snail nibbles on a mushroom, ants gather to work, and a giant lizard monster sets off on a journey to Tokyo. As the landscape becomes busier and busier, Van Dog struggles to finish his painting—but is he overwhelmed by his subject, or is the richness of the countryside precisely what inspires him? Mikołaj Pa (Pasinski) is a book designer based in Wroclaw, Poland. He is a graphic novel and children’s book author who is mostly interested in children’s literature, book design, typography, and print. His clients include HarperCollins, Egmont, Matilda, and Dwie Siostry. Gosia Herba was born and raised in a small town in southwest Poland. She started drawing as a child and never stopped. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, she started her career working for various publishers, magazines, music labels, and agencies. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, in particular at the Biennial of Illustrations in Bratislava, the Tallinn Illustrations Triennial, and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Her clients include The Quarto Group, Penguin Random House, Andersen Press, the New York Times, and The New Yorker. She lives and works in Wroclaw.

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CREATOR CHEMISTRY: Fourth children’s book from frequent collaborators Mikołaj Pa and Gosia Herba.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color Illustrations throughout * 50 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 5 to 9 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-12-9 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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The Cat, the Owl and the Fresh Fish BY NADINE ROBERT, ILLUSTRATED BY SANG MIAO

A cunning owl and a distracted cat attempt to outsmart each other in this charming, timeless fable

SELLING POINTS TOP HONORS: In 2021, Robert’s On the Other Side of the Forest earned a Best Book of the Year from Kirkus and was named a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book. RECENT FINALIST: Sang Miao’s most recent book was named a finalist for the Children’s Book Council’s Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. ENCOURAGES LITERACY: Predictable, repetitive text structures give educators a resource they can use to develop language and literacy skills in children. BUILDS ANTICIPATION: The story’s refrains will hook young readers into predicting and calling out the next line of text, building anticipation and setting up a delightful ending.

One day, Grey Cat stumbles upon a surprise in one of his usual fishing spots: a small wooden rowboat containing a bucket of fresh fish sitting idly. Curious and eager to snatch it up, Grey Cat seeks the help of a nearby owl, who is willing to lend a hand if Grey Cat helps him free his claw from under a log. But will Grey Cat choose to help the owl—or is he too eager to reach the rowboat and grab his newfound treasure? Nadine Robert began her career as a video–game designer and director of animated films. As the founder of the publishing house Comme des géants, she has always had a strong passion for illustrated children’s books that have a powerfully built narrative approach combined with strong images. Her most recent book, On the Other Side of the Forest, was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus and a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book. She lives in Montréal with her family. Sang Miao is a freelance illustrator who graduated from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom and has since worked on numerous fiction and children’s book projects. Her most recent picture book, The Immortal Jellyfish, was a finalist for the Children’s Book Council’s Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. Her work is inspired by nature, different cultures, and daily life. She currently lives in China.

STRONG MORAL: This tale confronts certain values, notably that the owl’s cunning and ingenuity go further than the cat’s impatience and egoism. ILLUSTRATIONS THAT POP: Miao’s colorful, beautifully painted images soar off the page —including a very clever foldout featuring the story’s owl.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 36 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

AGES 3 to 7 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-17-4 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Little Pea BY DAVIDE CALI, ILLUSTRATED BY SÉBASTIEN MOURRAIN

Discover Little Pea’s debut in this gentle, joyous story about embracing what makes us unique

SELLING POINTS FINDING YOUR LIGHT: Inspires young readers by showing that pursuing a passion can bring joy and give meaning to one’s life. PROMOTES UNIQUENESS: Educators and parents alike can use this tale to reinforce notions of self–acceptance, individuality, and creativity. BIG LITTLE WORLD: Little Pea’s miniature world, brought to life through Mourrain’s whimsical images, will captivate its young readers. LITTLE PEA’S DEBUT: The one that started it all—Cali and Mourrain’s debut installment in the popular Little Pea series, which has spawned two sequels. REISSUE REIMAGINED: This reissue of Little Pea is presented in an all–new format and features a cloth spine.

Little Pea was born tiny, but with big aspirations. As he grows up, he loves to climb, explore, swim, daydream—just like any other kid his age. But when Little Pea starts school, the realization of how small he is sets in. Suddenly, he’s too small to sit at his desk, play the flute, or even join classmates at recess. What will become of Little Pea? Internationally renowned author Davide Cali is a Swiss–born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels primarily for children and young adults. His work has been published in 25 countries and translated into many languages. Cali is a recipient of numerous awards, including the BolognaRagazzi Award in the special category, Switzerland’s Prix Enfantaisie, and Belgium’s Libbylit Award. He lives in Italy. Sébastien Mourrain is the illustrator of over 40 picture books and documentaries published by Éditions Gallimard, Éditions du Seuil, Bayard & Milan, among others. He lives in Lyon, France.

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SOCIAL MEDIA HIT: Cali has more than 11,000 followers on Facebook and 4,500 on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 36 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HC cloth spine PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

AGES 4 to 6 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-11-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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How the Stars Came to Be DELUXE EDITION

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, and Caribbean SELLING POINTS MODERN CLASSIC: A book and tale to cherish.

BY POONAM MISTRY

Discover how the stars came to be through this uniquely beautiful modern folk tale

STYLISH ILLUSTRATIONS: Directly inspired by Indian fabrics, paintings, and ornaments. GIFTABLE: A special gift edition with brand new cover artwork and other special features.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full- color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/6" - 232mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-84976-788-0 US $21.99 CAN $27.99

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This beautifully illustrated story gives us a new folk tale and a new way to look up at the night sky. The fisherman's daughter loved to dance in the Sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the Moon, but when the Moon would disappear for a few nights each month, she would worry about her father and how he would find his way home from sea in the deep darkness. When the Sun finds her sobbing one night, he takes one of his rays and smashes it onto the ground, creating the stars and giving the girl the task of putting them into the dark night sky.

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Poonam Mistry is a freelance Illustrator currently living in the United Kingdom. Her style incorporates her love of nature and explores the relationships between pattern, shapes, and color creating beautifully intricate illustrations. She was brought up surrounded by Indian fabrics, and paintings and ornaments have heavily influenced her work. Folklore tales and stories of Hindu gods and goddesses have also been a rich source of inspiration in a number of her illustrations. Her works are predominantly hand drawn with alterations made using Photoshop.

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The Very Special Thing BY ALEX WILLMORE

A fun tale about the importance of learning how to share and respecting other people and their things

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, and Caribbean SELLING POINTS INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN CREATOR: Another fun tale with the same great characters brought to life in Willmore’s inimitable style. FOSTERS CONSIDERATION: Helps young readers learn through the animals’ adventures. TEACHABLE MOMENTS: Perfect for home and classroom.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/4" - 260mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK

ISBN 978-1-84976-789-7 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

ËxHSLIOJy767897z ALSO AVAILABLE The Very Special Thing is a brilliantly funny tale about what can happen when we forget to think of others and get carried away with our hobbies. Squirrel loves to collect things around the forest. She really has the eye for it! But when she starts to take the other animals’ possessions, the mood turns sour and the others aren’t very happy. As Squirrel’s collection grows and grows, her very favorite thing, her special acorn, is in danger of getting lost in all the mess. Will the other animals be able to help? Alex Willmore is an author and best selling children’s book illustrator. A love of fun storytelling and growing up on 1980s cartoons led Willmore to write his own books, which combine captivating characters and quirky exploits with a positive moral message. Willmore currently lives in his hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife, two sons, and their cats.

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The Big Trip ISBN 978-1-84976-690-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

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RIGHTS: United States and Canada

G: Forever Green BY CARLOS MOTA

An exuberant celebration of the color green—in nature, art, interiors, and design

SELLING POINTS TRACK RECORD: Mota’s Beige Is Not a Color is in its fourth printing and continues to sell well. ACCLAIMED DESIGNER: Mota has been named to the 2022 AD100. INTERIORS BY RENOWNED DESIGNERS: Features rooms by Kelly Wearstler, Alessandra Branca, Mark D. Sikes, Robert Couturier, Gert Voorjans, Nicky Haslam, and many others. AVID FOLLOWING: Mota has more than 75,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs; green metallic edge stain * 320 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 13" - 330mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN ISBN 978-0-86565-408-2 US $85.00 CAN $107.00

Green is like water; it is everywhere, and we can’t live without it. Green is the color of nature and the environment. Green is life. Interior designer and style guru Carlos Mota has such a passion for green that he has now devoted an entire book to it. G: Forever Green celebrates the color in all its manifold manifestations: in nature, food, fashion, jewelry, art, interiors, and architecture. From the brilliant markings on a butterfly’s wings to the feathers of a tropical bird’s breast, from Magritte’s oversized apple to the brocade drapery in the background of a Holbein portrait, from a leafy arbor to a leafy wallpaper, from celadon to forest to emerald to acid to lime to kelly, the variety is astounding. Illustrated with Mota’s own photographs, taken as he has traveled the world, as well as images by prominent photographers, G: Forever Green is a testament to the power of green to soothe, inspire, and excite.

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Carlos Mota is a creative consultant with extensive experience in styling, interior design, and product design. He has created environments for catalogs and advertising campaigns for numerous companies and brands. Formerly the international style editor for Architectural Digest and editor at large for Elle Decor, he is the author of Beige Is Not a Color. He lives in New York.

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Inside Milan BY NICOLÒ CASTELLINI BALDISSERA, PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUIDO TARONI

Interior designer Nicolò Castellini Baldissera and fashion and interiors photographer Guido Taroni offer a privileged glimpse into the homes of Milan’s foremost creative residents

SELLING POINTS STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHIC VOLUME: Showcases the interiors of the Milanese creative elite, such as fashion insiders JJ Martin and Veronica Etro, interior and furniture designers Osanna Visconti and Barnaba Fornasetti, cultural icons Martina Mondadori and Lola Schnabel, and many more. RENOWNED MILAN–BORN AUTHOR: Interior designer Castellini Baldissera is featured regularly in leading design publications including The World of Interiors, T Magazine, and AD Italia, and has 68,000 followers on Instagram. LEADING MILAN–BASED PHOTOGRAPHER: Guido Taroni is a regular contributor to Cabana magazine, among others, and has 116,000 followers on Instagram.

Inside Milan ventures behind closed doors in this unique cultural capital that is renowned as a world leader in fashion, design, art, and industry. In this beautifully photographed new book, icons such as Veronica and Jacopo Etro, Martina Mondadori, JJ Martin, and Barnaba Fornasetti reveal why they call this notoriously elusive city home. From sophisticated clean lines and muted tones to rooms bursting with art and color, the palazzos and apartments showcased in this stunning volume uncover the creative heart of this vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis. Nicolò Castellini Baldissera’s carefully curated collection of interiors features the homes of an array of leading creatives of Milan society, including—in addition to the aforementioned—artist Lola Schnabel, designers Hannes Peer, Emiliano Salci, and Osanna Visconti, and fashion designer Luisa Beccaria, among others. With masterful photographs by Guido Taroni, Inside Milan provides rare insights into the Milanese lifestyle. Nicolò Castellini Baldissera is an interior designer and decorator who has worked around the world over the past 30 years. The great–grandson of Piero Portaluppi, a leading figure in Italian modern architecture, and son of Piero Castellini Baldissera, an accomplished architect and designer, he developed a characteristic style defined by color, collecting, and tastefully curated interiors. Born in Milan, Castellini Baldissera lives there and in Tangier. This is his second book, following the success of Inside Tangier, his first collaboration with Taroni. Guido Taroni is a Milan–based interiors and fashion photographer. Working from a young age with his uncle, famed fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel, Taroni developed his own personal style, rooted in the pursuit of chromatic harmony and sophisticated simplicity. His work has been regularly exhibited as well as featured in magazines such as AD, Town & Country, and Cabana. Taroni’s books include Inside Tangier and Safari Style.

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BESTSELLING CREATIVE TEAM: Castellini Baldissera and Taroni collaborated on the highly successful first volume in the series, Inside Tangier. POPULAR DESTINATION: Milan is one of Italy’s most fashionable cities and a world–leading design center, visited by some 10 million people yearly.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs * 352 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN, TRAVEL ISBN 978-0-86565-409-9 US $80.00 CAN $100.00

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A Kind of Magic

THE KALEIDOSCOPIC WORLD OF LUKE EDWARD HALL BY LUKE EDWARD HALL, PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILLAL TARIGHT, FOREWORD BY NICKY HASLAM

An aesthetic cornucopia of interior design inspiration and artistic passion from Luke Edward Hall, one of today’s most colorful and whimsical creative icons

SELLING POINTS VOGUE–PROCLAIMED WUNDERKIND: Hall’s art and design commissions range from hotel interiors, books, and murals to fashion and ceramics. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS: Hall has worked with leading brands including Burberry, Gant, Royal Academy of Arts, Christie’s, and Richard Ginori, among others. REGULARLY FEATURED IN LEADING PUBLICATIONS: Hall’s work is regularly showcased in AD, Cabana, Homes & Gardens, and Galerie, and he has a weekly interiors column in the Financial Times’ FT Weekend. HIGH–PROFILE FOREWORD: Nicky Haslam is an internationally renowned interior designer, socialite, artist, cabaret singer, book reviewer, art editor, memoirist, and literary editor. He has more than 22,000 Instagram followers.

This flamboyant, idiosyncratic volume oozes young English artist Luke Edward Hall’s trademark whimsical, eclectic style. His Cotswolds cottage and studio and London apartment exist as creative laboratories, forming the backdrop to his interior, product, and fashion design, as well as his painting, drawing, and writing. This exciting new book explores Hall’s romantic, colorful universe through his homes and workspaces, drawing on his myriad influences, from local mythology and folklore to 1980s pop music and all things Baroque. Divided into three sections—Country, London, and Studio—and featuring photographs by Hall’s close friend and collaborator Billal Taright, the book showcases Hall’s striking interior design style, together with his artwork and an assortment of short essays on his passions, from flowers and gardens to cooking and clothes. Coupled with vintage photographs and drawings of noteworthy personalities and locations, plus collage–style collections of Hall’s own memorabilia, this book will enchant Hall’s legion of fans as well as art and design enthusiasts around the world. Luke Edward Hall is an English artist, designer, and FT Weekend columnist. His philosophy is shaped by his love of storytelling and fantasy, and his colorful work is often inspired by history, filtered through a lens of irreverent romanticism. Since founding his studio in 2015, he has worked on a range of commissions from interior design and fashion projects to murals and illustration. His first book, Greco Disco, was published in 2019, and in 2020 his first large interior design project opened in Paris: Hotel Les Deux Gares–a 33–room hotel and bistro. Billal Taright is a London–based photographer renowned for his striking interiors, fashion, still life, and portraiture. Successfully straddling the interface of art and commercial photography, his work has been seen in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Tatler, Cabana, and AD, with fashion collaborations including Hermès, Diane von Furstenburg, and many more.

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* 250 color illustrations; illustrated acetate jacket * 256 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-0-86565-410-5 US $60.00 CAN $75.00

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Richard Mishaan Design ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS

BY RICHARD MISHAAN WITH JACQUELINE TERREBONNE

A cornucopia of recent interior, architectural, and landscape design inspiration from a master interior architect and designer

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING DESIGNER: Richard Mishaan has been named to the Elle Decor A–List and the AD100 and his work has been featured in countless publications, including Town & Country, Galerie, Luxe, Interior Design, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, Hamptons magazine, Cultured, the New York Times Magazine, WSJ. Magazine, New York magazine, and Sotheby’s magazine. DEVOTED FOLLOWING: Mishaan has more than 13,000 followers on Instagram. INFLUENTIAL AUTHOR: Jacqueline Terrebonne is editor in chief of Galerie magazine and has more than 7,000 followers on Instagram. ACCLAIMED FURNITURE AND LIGHTING DESIGNER: Mishaan designs furniture for Theodore Alexander and lighting for Visual Comfort, among other products.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs Richard Mishaan is renowned for his masterly integration of textiles, palettes rich in complementary shades, natural materials forged by artisans, surfaces bedecked with talismanic curios, a strategic sense of when and where to place a mirror, and a deep knowledge of both the fine and decorative arts. His many influences, including his upbringing in Colombia, coupled with his idiosyncratic perspective, explain why his sophisticated clientele return repeatedly as their lives evolve. In Richard Mishaan Design, his working methods are revealed in projects as varied as the conversion of a 400–year–old barn in the Hamptons into a warm, inviting family home and the transformation of an ultra–modern, glass– walled New York City apartment into a comfortable yet sophisticated aerie. Here, too, are show houses, which he uses as experimental laboratories, working out such diverse design ideas as updating legendary designer Renzo Mongiardino’s aesthetic and achieving a chic look on a tight budget. He has also designed rooms in bespoke hotels, ranging from the Rat Pack– influenced Shelborne South Beach in Miami to the Tcherassi, a renovated 250–year–old mansion in Cartagena, Colombia. With its exceptional variety and wealth of eclectic, inventive ideas, Richard Mishaan Design provides an endless fount of inspiration. Born in Colombia, Richard Mishaan attended Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and began his career apprenticing for Philip Johnson. His firm, Richard Mishaan Design, has been creating interiors for residential, hospitality, and commercial clients for 30 years. He designs furniture for Theodore Alexander and lighting for Visual Comfort. His work has been featured in numerous design publications and is the subject of two previous books, Modern Luxury and Artfully Modern: Interiors by Richard Mishaan. He lives in New York. Jacqueline Terrebonne is the editor in chief of Galerie magazine. She has been a contributor to and editor at Architectural Digest, Gourmet, and Vogue. She lives in New York.

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* 256 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER INTERIOR DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE ISBN 978-0-86565-412-9 US $70.00 CAN $88.00

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Palm Beach Living BY JENNIFER ASH RUDICK, PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK MELE

Explore the pleasures of life in the homes and gardens of the legendary tropical island of Palm Beach

SELLING POINTS TRACK RECORD: Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of the popular Palm Beach Chic, Summer to Summer, and Out East, all strong sellers. HOMES BY RENOWNED ARCHITECTS: From the legendary Addison Mizner to Maurice Fatio, Howard Major, and John Volk to Daniel Kahan and David Fox & Chris Stone. ACCLAIMED INTERIOR DESIGNERS: Tom Scheerer, Mark D. Sikes, Kemble Interiors, Meg Braff, Lillian Fernandez, Frank de Biasi, Peter Marino, Mimi McMakin, Jeff Lincoln, Carleton Varney, and Penny Drue Baird. SUPERB LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS: Mario Nievera, Jorge Sánchez, Fernando Wong, and many more. INSIDER ACCESS: Rudick is a Palm Beach native, and Mele lives there half the year.

From charming bungalows to sleek minimalist houses and apartments to restorations of iconic Mediterranean Revival residences to a garden dotted with oversized insect sculptures, the homes showcased in Palm Beach Living are as distinctive as they are representative of the ever–evolving design trends on the nation’s most exclusive barrier island. Some of the homes incorporate the exuberant colors of the island’s flora; others opt for a soothing, more neutral palette to contrast with the surrounding landscape. All embrace indoor–outdoor living, and each reflects the unique aesthetic of the owner, realized with the help of renowned architects, superb landscape designers, and such world–class interior designers as Tom Scheerer, Peter Marino, Mark D. Sikes, and Meg Braff. Guided by native Palm Beacher Jennifer Ash Rudick, with photographs by Nick Mele, “a modern–day Slim Aarons,” readers are granted an intimate look at the best in tropical living. Jennifer Ash Rudick is the author of Palm Beach Chic, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons, City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles, and Summer to Summer: Houses by the Sea. The design editor at large for Galerie magazine and a contributor to Veranda, she has written for numerous national publications. She is a producer of documentary films, including the Emmy–nominated Iris and Scandalous. A native of Palm Beach, she lives in New York. Nick Mele is a lifestyle, fashion, commercial, and interiors photographer who Veranda magazine called “a modern–day Slim Aarons.” He is the photographer of A Newport Summer and his work has been featured in many print and online publications, including Town & Country, the New York Times, Avenue, Quest, Architectural Digest, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Among his commercial clients are Ralph Lauren, Sam Edelman, J. McLaughlin, and Lilly Pulitzer. He divides his time between Newport, Rhode Island, in summer and Palm Beach in winter.

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ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER: Mele has been called “a modern– day Slim Aarons.” He has more than 8,500 Instagram followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 color photographs * 328 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY INTERIOR DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, GARDENING ISBN 978-0-86565-417-4 US $85.00 CAN $107.00

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Cathy B. Graham: Full Bloom BY CLINTON SMITH, FOREWORD BY CHRISTOPHER SPITZMILLER

From the author of the acclaimed Second Bloom comes a follow–up foray into Cathy Graham’s creative world, showing a rainbow of new floral arrangements and decorative creations for the tabletop

SELLING POINTS FOLLOW–UP TO SUCCESSFUL BOOK: Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table was widely acclaimed. DEVOTED FOLLOWING: Graham is celebrated for her fanciful style and unparalleled hosting talents. She has 27,300 followers on Instagram. ACCESSIBLE TAKEAWAYS: Graham provides how–to instructions for recreating her floral table settings and home décor, including garlands, painted planters, and more. POPULAR CRAFT: Floral arranging is a sought–after skill. WELL–KNOWN AUTHOR: Former editor in chief of Veranda, Clinton Smith has more than 32,000 followers on Instagram. POPULAR CONTRIBUTOR: Christopher Spitzmiller, who wrote the foreword, has 80,400 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS Welcome to Cathy Graham’s floral world. In her second book, the acclaimed artist, host, and gardener presents a new series of floral creations. With her uniquely whimsical style and artful touch, Graham conjures a variety of colorful designs for the table, home, and party. Brilliant bouquets are paired with Graham’s own watercolor artwork, and step–by–step guides to creating delightful table settings and floral designs will inspire readers to design their own creations. Graham creates a wide range of table settings, for occasions ranging from a simple lunch to a festive dinner party. These elaborate arrangements are accompanied by useful sidebars (on everything from painted pots to DIY faux trees) perfect for readers eager to entertain. Drawing from her art background, Graham also presents a variety of collages, which showcase her creative ingenuity and provide helpful information on flower style, species, and arrangement. Beautiful and useful, the book provides a bevy of inspiration as well as accessible takeaways. Beginner floral arrangers and seasoned hosts alike will delight in her unconventional arrangements, expert tips, and informative guides, all sure to make any home more colorful. Cathy B. Graham received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design. A frequent host and passionate gardener, she delighted audiences with Second Bloom, her first book on floral design and entertaining. She lives in New York City and has a home on Nantucket. Clinton Smith has authored four books on elegant entertaining, decorating with color, outdoor design, and living with flowers. Currently editor at large for New England Home and Style editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Smith is former editor in chief of Veranda. He lives in New York City. Christopher Spitzmiller is an internationally celebrated ceramicist. He is the author of A Year at Clove Brook Farm.

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* 250 color illustrations; ribbon pull; slipcase * 224 pages * WIDTH: 8 5/8" - 220mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 285mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ENTERTAINING, DESIGN ISBN 978-0-86565-411-2 US $45.00 CAN $57.00

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At the Artisan's Table

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BY JANE SCHULAK AND DAVID STARK,TEXT BY KATHLEEN HACKETT, PHOTOGRAPHY YEXTRAORDINARY BY AARON DELESIE CRAFTSMANSHIP: Features the

Stunning contemporary tabletop designs inspired by historical decorative objects from the world’s great museums

work of leading artisans and brands throughout the world, including Roberto Lugo (37,700 Instagram followers), Stephen Antonson (11,300 Instagram followers), Loretta Pettway (a fifth–generation quilter in Gees Bend, Alabama), Puiforcat (20,800 Instagram followers), and D Porthault (35,600 Instagram followers).

INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS: Every chapter brims with innovative table settings. STRONG FOLLOWING: David Stark Design has more than 49,200 followers on Instagram. APPEAL TO COLLECTORS: Many of the tabletop objects are created by avidly collected artisans and manufacturers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 280 color photographs; edge stain * 280 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm Throughout history, tabletop decoration has been at the nexus of utilitarian function and innovative design. In At the Artisan’s Table, designers and event producers Jane Schulak and David Stark pair historical tableware from the world’s finest design museums with pieces by an international array of contemporary artisans who reinterpret traditional crafts and styles, including Aptware (marbled clay), blue–and–white Delft, chinoiserie, faux bois, plaster, splatterware, and trompe l’oeil. Each chapter features a museum object that serves as a “muse”; the work and studio of the artist who has updated the traditional craft; and gorgeous table settings designed by Schulak and Stark that incorporate the artist’s handmade wares and provide inspiration for everyone who has ever wished to wow their dinner guests.

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Designer Jane Schulak is the founder and creative director of the nonprofit Culture Lab Detroit. She has served on the boards of the University of Michigan A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She lives in Detroit. David Stark, president and chief creative officer of David Stark Design and Production, is an acclaimed event producer, designer, and author. Among his books are David Stark: The Art of the Party and Napkins with a Twist. His work has been featured in numerous publications. His clients include celebrities, major corporations, and museums, and he has appeared as a party–planning expert on such programs as the TODAY Show and The View. He lives in Brooklyn. Kathleen Hackett is the author of The Maine House and Brooklyn Interiors. A contributor to Elle Decor, Architectural Design, and Veranda, she lives in Brooklyn and Maine. Aaron Delesie, one of the world’s most sought–after wedding photographers, has expanded his business into an international destination and event photography company. His work has appeared in countless publications, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Time, People, Town & Country, and the New York Times. He lives in Atlanta.

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Studio Indigo

ARCHITECTURALLY CREATIVE INTERIORS BY MIKE FISHER

A stunning portfolio of residential and commercial projects from award–winning internationally renowned design house Studio Indigo

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING DESIGN COLLECTIVE: Studio Indigo has a global reputation for creating luxurious yet timeless interiors. TRAILBLAZING MULTI– DISCIPLINARY APPROACH: Studio Indigo leads the way in design methodology for the future. STUNNING INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Images showcase the studio’s breathtaking commissions. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PORTFOLIO: The studio’s creative diversity and perennial ability to create elegant and cohesive spaces is seen in modern and historic houses, commercial spaces, and on yachts and private planes. AVID FOLLOWING: Studio Indigo has 25,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 272 pages Founded in London in 2005 by architect and creative director Mike Fisher, Studio Indigo is a multi–lingual, multi–disciplinary collective of architects, interior designers, technical experts, and project managers, all under one roof—a uniquely collaborative approach that is their secret to creating cohesive, superior spaces specifically tailored to each client. This stunning volume presents a curated portfolio of the studio’s projects, both residential and commercial, showcasing their much–lauded ability to reinterpret and redefine spaces with a quiet yet luxurious timeless elegance. From Victorian stucco houses and glamorous conversions of abandoned artists’ studios in London to the refurbishment of the quintessential English manor house, Ven House in the Cotswolds, and the creation of an award– winning luxury yacht, no two design projects are the same, but all share a combination of the best of historic and classical elements with the comfort and graciousness of modern living. Highlighting the studio’s diversity, architectural knowledge, and attention to detail, down to the most sumptuous and stylish of materials, finishes, and textures, this new book cements Studio Indigo’s reputation as a leading integrated creative design practice across the globe. Mike Fisher is the architect behind the award–winning firm Studio Indigo, named after his favorite Imperial Russian color. While studying architecture in Scotland at the University of Dundee and urban design at Oxford Brookes, Fisher developed a love of interiors and decoration, partially inspired by the glossy pages of The World of Interiors. With his leadership, this specialist studio has garnered a reputation for creating timelessly elegant yet luxurious spaces that tell their own story while also taking into account the building’s location and heritage. Fisher divides his time between Somerset and London.

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* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER INTERIOR DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE ISBN 978-0-86565-407-5 US $65.00 CAN $82.00

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Sunnylands

AMERICA’S MIDCENTURY MASTERPIECE, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION TEXT BY JANICE LYLE, FOREWORD BY MICHAEL S. SMITH, PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK DAVIDSON

The definitive story of the most ambitious and glamorous midcentury–modern house in the United States—Sunnylands, the estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, in Rancho Mirage, California—now revised and expanded

SELLING POINTS ONLY BOOK AVAILABLE: The definitive, authorized book, now with 32 new pages. MIDCENTURY–MODERN ICON: No expense was spared to create this undisputed masterpiece of the style. UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS: The book features archival images and privileged access to areas never before seen by the public. HUGE TOURIST ATTRACTION: Sunnylands had 112,535 visitors in 2019. It has more than 11,000 Instagram followers. FANS OF INTERIOR DECORATOR WILLIAM HAINES: Sunnylands is the masterwork of Hollywood’s most famous midcentury modern decorator.

In Palm Springs, the mecca of midcentury–modern architecture, Sunnylands is the undisputed masterpiece. With its pastel green and yellow interior and giddy pink roof, it was a Versailles for the Space Age. There is no other house like it anywhere: designed by one of California’s most important architects, A. Quincy Jones, it possesses the only completely preserved interior by Hollywood’s decorator–to–the–stars, William Haines. Completed in 1966, Sunnylands was built by media moguls Walter and Leonore Annenberg, and became a seat of power where presidents, movie stars, and corporate leaders met, relaxed, and ran the world—with nobody watching. To mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of Sunnylands to the public, this revised edition adds 32 pages of new photography of the now–mature 15 acres of contemplative gardens by Jim Burnett; a new LEED Platinum building by o2 Architecture of Palm Springs with 17 acres of breathtaking net–zero–water–use landscaping, not open to the public and only accessible here; and art installations created for the world–renowned Desert X festival. Lavishly illustrated, this book is a must–have for fans of midcentury design.

FASHION AND CELEBRITY APPEAL: Archival photos show the rich and famous at private parties, including the Reagans, Queen Elizabeth II, Bob Hope, Truman Capote, Nelson Rockefeller, Oscar de la Renta, and more.

SPECIFICATIONS * More than 200 color illustrations * 288 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ARCHITECTURE, GARDENING ISBN 978-0-86565-419-8 US $70.00 CAN $88.00

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Janice Lyle, director of Sunnylands Center & Gardens, has been at the estate since 2008, when Leonore Annenberg was still alive. Her knowledge of the house and access to Annenberg family archives is unparalleled. Former executive director of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Lyle has lectured extensively on modern architecture and lived in one of Palm Springs’s most famous midcentury houses, Frey II. Interior designer Michael S. Smith, who was responsible for the 2010 makeover of the Oval Office, designed the interiors of the Sunnylands Visitors Center, emulating the aesthetic of the historic house. He lives in Santa Monica and Rancho Mirage. Interiors photographer Mark Davidson has shot assignments for Smithsonian, the Getty Museum, and The Hammer Museum. He lives in Palm Springs.

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Objects of Desire BY MARIA HUMMER-TUTTLE, FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

A personal celebration of the hunt for, and the joy of living with, favorite collections and things

SELLING POINTS ECLECTIC ART COLLECTION: This stunning personal collection includes works by Arp, Balthus, Beckmann, Christo, Höfer, JAR, Kiefer, Lalanne, Nolde, Oldenburg, Weiwei, and many other artists. BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS: The objects grace three handsome residences designed by architects Robert A. M. Stern, John B. Murray, and Jock Sewall, and interior designers Brian J. McCarthy and Thomas A. Buckley. COLLECTIONS SPAN THE GLOBE: The fine and decorative arts featured in this unique volume are from all over the world and from ancient times to the present. FOREWORD BY BEST–SELLING AUTHOR AND CERAMICIST: Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, has more than 39,600 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS What is it in our homes that we truly value and why? What would you take when you leave in fear of fire? Our home is an expression of ourselves in many ways, largely through the objects we accumulate. For Maria Hummer–Tuttle, the objects she has collected over the years, from the priceless to the flea–market finds, are precious not only for their beauty, uniqueness, and craftsmanship but also for their connection to the past and the future, for their resonance with one another. In this exquisitely illustrated book, she serves as our guide through three dwellings, focusing our attention on objects ranging from an ancient Chinese horse sculpture to a Louis XV clock painted with characters from an Aesop fable, from a small snail sculpture found in a venerable hardware store to a monumental safety pin sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, from 18th–century to 20th–century furniture. With a foreword by master ceramicist and acclaimed author Edmund de Waal and featuring two lavish gatefolds, Objects of Desire is a feast for the eyes and a cherished object in its own right.

* 200 color photographs with 2 gatefolds and metallic edge stain * 208 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 13" - 330mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN, DECORATIVE ARTS, ART ISBN 978-0-86565-416-7 US $65.00 CAN $82.00

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Maria Hummer–Tuttle practiced law in a distinguished law firm for more than 25 years. She was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust and serves on the board of a number of charitable and civic organizations. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the co– author of Winfield House, written while her husband was American ambassador to the UK. She lives in Los Angeles. Edmund de Waal is a renowned artist of ceramic objects and a bestselling author. The award– winning The Hare with Amber Eyes, a tale of objects and their stories, was translated into more than 30 languages. It was followed by The White Road: Journey into an Obsession and Letters to Camondo. He lives in London. Miguel Flores–Vianna is a celebrated photographer and writer whose work appears regularly in a variety of leading international publications. His books include Haute Bohemians and A Wandering Eye: Travels with My Phone. He lives in London.

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The Philosopher, the Dog and the Wedding THE STORY OF THE INFAMOUS FEMALE PHILOSOPHER HIPPARCHIA BY BARBARA STOK

An exploration of Hipparchia, one of the first female philosophers

SELLING POINTS IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: Our preoccupation with what makes us happy is explored in this accessible 4th century BC story. PIONEER IN HER FIELD: A strong woman who believed in her convictions, Hipparchia was one of the first female philosophers. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: From the writer of Vincent, an international bestselling graphic novel about van Gogh.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 296 pages * WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 170mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 240mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-914224-09-6 US $22.99 CAN $28.99

ËxHSLJLEy224096z It is the 4th century BC in Greece. Hipparchia is about to marry the rich son of a family friend when she meets Crates. As the marriage approaches, Hipparchia becomes more and more captivated by the views and way of life of this strange philosopher who lives like a wanderer. Gradually she starts to realize that the safe, comfortable life of luxury that has been mapped out for her is actually a life of emptiness. This book shows us that the insights from thousands of years ago are still relevant today. Crates and Hipparchia were part of the cynical philosophy. In ancient Athens, the Cynics formed a provocative movement against all conventional values. One of their fundamental principles was that we can only attain true happiness if we are independent of material possessions and social position. Hipparchia was a strong woman who had the courage to live by her own ideals, despite all the prevailing beliefs of her time. Barbara Stok is an award–winning comic artist from the Netherlands. Her critically acclaimed graphic biography of Vincent van Gogh, Vincent, is published in more than 20 countries around the world.

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Sophie's World A GRAPHIC NOVEL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY VOL I: FROM SOCRATES TO NEWTON BY JOSTEIN GAARDER, ADAPTED BY VINCENT ZABUS, ILLUSTRATED BY NICOBY

Bestselling philosophy book is reimagined for the first time as a graphic novel

SELLING POINTS HUGE CULT CLASSIC: The original book that was a huge bestseller in 40 countries and has been translated into more than 50 languages with 40 million readers around the world is now finally a graphic novel. ACCESSIBLE GRAPHIC ADAPTATION: Adapted from Jostein Gaarder’s groundbreaking bestseller Sophie’s World. NEW AND OLD READERS: As well as finding a new readership with graphic novel enthusiasts, the teenagers who read it in the 1990s are now the adults who will buy the graphic novel version.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 264 pages * WIDTH: 8 2/3" - 205mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 275mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-914224-11-9 One day, young Sophie finds a letter addressed to her that contains only one question: “Who are you?” Then there’s another one asking, “Where does the world come from?” The sender of these letters remains a mystery, but the questions intrigue Sophie. This is the beginning of a strange correspondence that will lead the young girl on a coming–of–age quest to meet major figures of philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Hegel, Sartre, etc.). In the first volume, Sophie begins by questioning the philosophers of Antiquity and goes all the way to those of the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods. This is the first of two volumes. In the second volume, she discovers metaphysical doubt while continuing on her way to modern times. This comic book adaptation of Jostein Gaarder’s original book breathes new life into a cult classic.

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Jostein Gaarder was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1952. After teaching philosophy and the history of ideas in Bergen, he devoted himself to writing. His 1994 worldwide bestseller, Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy was hailed as a masterpiece by critics and readers alike. Afterwards, he put a significant portion of his rights earnings toward establishing a foundation for sustainable environmental development. Playwright and comics writer Vincent Zabus lives in the Namur, Belgium. He became well–known for penning children’s series for the long–running and beloved Spirou magazine. He went on to imagine the prizewinning tales Les Ombres and then Incroyable! which debuted as plays and then became graphic novels with artist Hippolyte. His adaptation of Sophie’s World combines his passions for storytelling and philosophy. A product of the mid–’70s, artist Nicoby has published over 40 works in a variety of genres, styles, and formats ranging from memoir to humor, adventure to reportage to observations of social foibles, in both book form and periodicals, such as La Revue Dessinée and Spirou, where he is a regular contributor. He lives in the Breton, France.

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No Surrender BY SOPHIE AND SCARLETT RICKARD

Adapted from Constance Maud’s 1911 suffrage novel about English women’s rights, a classic examining of civil disobedience

SELLING POINTS NEW GENERATION POLITICS: Appeals to the groundswell of newly politicized young people on the left in the United States who support equality and diversity in public life. BRITISH CLASSIC: Examines the rights and wrongs of protest and civil disobedience. ACUTELY RELEVANT TODAY: Paints a comprehensive picture of social, political, economic, and cultural life in early 20th–century Britain that is just as relevant today. FAITHFUL GRAPHIC ADAPTATION: Of Constance Maud’s groundbreaking suffrage novel.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 368 pages * WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 170mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 240mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

Constance Maud was at the heart of the British campaign for women’s votes. Her novel No Surrender was published at the height of that struggle and used as a persuasive tool by suffragists. Hailed by Emily Wilding Davison as “a book which breathes the very spirit of our Women’s Movement,” the fast paced story interweaves the lives of women from all classes working together to bring about change. Our hero Jenny is a small but fierce Lancashire textile mill worker who puts principle before everything. No Surrender is sometimes funny, sometimes violent, but always exciting and authentic. It is highly regarded as an important document of the arguments for and against extending votes to women, for its witty storytelling and for an unflinching depiction of the rapid escalation of violence encountered by the women involved. In this faithful graphic adaptation, creators Scarlett and Sophie Rickard craft a compelling fiction that paints a comprehensive picture of social, political, economic, and cultural life in early 20th–century Britain that is still acutely relevant today. The graphic format is the embodiment of the suffrage rally cry of “Deeds not Words” and this book is the perfect sister volume to their stunning adaptation of the socialist classic The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

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Scarlett and Sophie Rickard are graphic novelists from the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, UK. Scarlett is an illustrator and graphic artist now living in Kent, UK while Sophie is a writer living in Cheshire, UK. This is their third graphic novel.

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Thomas Girtin

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BY OSCAR ZÁRATE

The untold story of J.M.W. Turner’s friend and greatest rival, pioneering watercolor artist Thomas Girtin

TURNER’S RIVAL: Portrait of a neglected artist of the 18th century. GIRTIN THE REVOLUTIONARY: Huge influence on British painters. ART MASTERS SERIES: Published as part of SelfMadeHero’s acclaimed series of graphic biographies, following Vincent and Pablo.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 368 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 190mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-914224-07-2 US $24.99 CAN $31.99

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Part historical narrative, part modern fiction, this book consists of two interlinked stories: The first focuses on the 18th–century painter Thomas Girtin and his relationship with his friend and rival J.M.W. Turner; the second tells the tale of three amateur artists in the present day, united by a shared interest in Girtin’s art. Using this dual narrative to draw parallels between two eras of rapid technological advancement and sociopolitical turbulence, Oscar Zárate’s long–awaited new graphic novel restores to modern eyes this unjustly forgotten figure, whose work has been almost entirely ignored despite his huge influence in British painting. At the time of death, aged just 27, Girtin had already established himself as a pioneer and a master: His expressionist approach was a significant turning point in the British watercolor tradition. But the brevity of his career, coupled with his chosen medium (compared to oils, watercolors were a humbler and less easily exhibited form) meant that his work came to be overshadowed by that of Turner. As Turner himself famously remarked, “If Tom had lived, I should have starved. Oscar Zárate is an award–winning graphic novelist. His books include collaborations with Alan Moore (A Small Killing) and Alexei Sayle (Geoffrey the Tube Train and the Fat Comedian). He was the editor of It's Dark in London, and he wrote and illustrated The Park. He collaborated with Richard Appignanesi on Dr Faustus, Hysteria, Introducing Freud and Introducing Existentialism. Born in Argentina, it was over 40 years ago that Zárate decided to visit London, where he has lived and worked ever since.

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Creating Sculpture

RENAISSANCE DRAWINGS AND MODELS EDITED BY MICHAEL COLE, ANA DEBENEDETTI, AND PETA MOTTURE

This fully illustrated collection of essays, by distinguished scholars and experts in the field, focuses on the process of sculptural design in 15th– and n 16th–century Europe

SELLING POINTS DISTINGUISHED EDITOR: Michael Cole, Howard McP. Davis Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. US–BASED CONTRIBUTORS: Marietta Cambareri from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Ian Hicks from the Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Sarah Blake McHam from Rutgers University. STUNNING IMAGES: From The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Harvard Art Museum, and the Getty. FAMOUS SCULPTORS: Features work by Donatello, Michelangelo, and Ghiberti.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 280mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE It was during the Renaissance period that sculptors’ models, together with drawings, were first assembled by avid collectors fascinated by the tangible evidence of the creative process of the artist. This fully illustrated collection of essays, by distinguished scholars and experts in the field, focuses on the process of sculptural design in 15th– and 16th–century Europe. The publication arises from a 2017 conference, and is the third and final Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture volume.

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Michael Cole is the Howard McP. Davis Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Ana Debenedetti, a former Curator of Paintings at the V&A, is an art historian who specializes in Florentine art, artistic literature, and workshop practice. Peta Motture is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A specializing in the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy.

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Hallyu!

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THE KOREAN WAVE EDITED BY ROSALIE KIM

From Squid Game to BTS, this book shows how Korean pop culture has swept the world

FAN APPEAL: BTS won Artist of the Year at the 2021 American Music Awards. CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDUSTRY INSIDERS: Including Blackpink stylist Geeun, make–up director Jongee Song, and Lia Kim, the chief choreographer of 1Million Dance Studio. NO COMPETITION: Featuring Korean and international authors, this is the first book to truly examine the makings and global impact of Hallyu. LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED: Brings Korean visual culture to life in the reader’s hands.

SPECIFICATIONS * 175 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 11 3/4" - 300mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MUSIC ISBN 978-1-83851-033-6 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

South Korea has transformed from a country devastated by war in the late 1950s to a leading cultural powerhouse of the 21st century. Through the voices of fans, journalists, practitioners, novelists and academics, Hallyu! explores the makings of the Korean Wave of cultural influence over the interlinked creative influences of cinema, drama music, fandom, beauty and fashion. Images of K–Pop legends such as Psy, Blackpink and BTS and stills from films and dramas such as Parasite and Squid Game, alongside webtoon comic strips, catwalk shots, traditional and contemporary hanbok clothing, and cosmetics packaging, are just some of the illustrations that capture the creative, colorful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea

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Rosalie Kim is a Curator in the Asian Department at the V&A.

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BOHO Embroidery: Mixed Media Techniques BY NICHOLE VOGELSINGER

The third title in Nichole Vogelsinger’s bestselling embroidery series

SELLING POINTS TRACK RECORD: Previous titles in the series have been solid sellers. DEVOTED AUDIENCE: Readers of previous titles will find something new in book three. SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE: Vogelsinger's Instagram @wildboho has more than 17,000 followers. TOPIC IN DEMAND: There’s no other published book that specifically covers embroidery with mixed media, and this book will fill a gap in the market.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations and 50 photos * 128 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-52-9 US $30.00 CAN $38.00

This highly illustrated paperback with flaps is the follow–up to two bestselling embroidery books by Nichole Vogelsinger. With more than 100 illustrations and 50 photographs, BOHO Embroidery will reestablish the techniques discussed in the previous books and lay a foundation for four new ones: beading/embellishing, stumpwork, fabric painting, and needle felting. Each technique will have three projects, so readers can continue to deepen their embroidery skills.

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Sewing is in Nichole Vogelsinger's blood, but it didn't always translate to her fingertips. She spent summers browsing the fabric shop where her grandmother worked, and her mother taught quilting classes, but her initial efforts at sewing were meager at best. The stitching bug finally bit when she received a hand–me–down sewing machine after her first son was born. Vogelsinger began creating embroidery hoop designs in 2012 and has shared her images on Instagram (@wildboho) where her colorful, accessible style has inspired thousands. She is the author of Boho Embroidery: Modern Projects from Traditional Stitches, published by Lucky Spool Media. Vogelsinger describes her work and style as a free–spirited blend of chaos and control and invites stitchers to be unafraid of bending the rules. Follow along with her at wildboho.com.

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School of Quilting

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ALL THINGS PATCHWORK TEXT BY JESSICA AHLSTRAND KWAN

The ultimate guide to quilting for all quilters

SELLING POINTS ALL SKILL LEVELS: The book includes information for any skill level, from novice to expert. EASY STEP–BY–STEP INSTRUCTIONS: Breaks down everything a quilter would need, starting from what machine to buy. REFERENCE BOOK: Because this book is for everyone and has everything a quilter would need, it has the potential to be the go–to quilting guide for years to come.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color illustrations * 256 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-50-5 US $50.00 CAN $63.00

ËxHSLJOAy655505z In this complete, illustrated guide, readers will learn everything they need to know to start quilting. School of Quilting breaks down every step for quilters both new and experienced. The book starts with what sewing machine to buy and the tools and supplies to keep in your arsenal. It also demonstrates fabric cutting and preparation, quilt options for different kinds of piecing, and how to assemble a quilt top. With guidance on basting, batting, and finishing a piece, the book also introduces ways to troubleshoot problems as they arise. Full of helpful tips from a professional quilter with over 20 years of experience and 100 color illustrations, School of Quilting is a necessary guide for any quilting project. Jessica Ahlstrand Kwan is a professional long arm quilter based in California. She has over 20 years experience in hand, machine, and long arm quilting and was one of the founding members of her quilting guild. This is her first book.

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My Improv Journey TEXT BY JULIE BURTON

A boundary–breaking journey in and introductory to improv quilting

SELLING POINTS GROWING SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE: Julie Burton’s Instagram @runningstichquilts has more than 4,000 followers. Her Pinterest has more than 2,000 followers and over 966,000 monthly views. DEDICATED COMMUNITIES: She is a marathon runner, personal trainer, army wife, mother, and photographer, and her wide reach in these communities will translate to diverse organic support during publication. INTERESTING THEMES: While all of the quilts in the book are adapted for the improv audience, some of the quilts are U.S. Army oriented, speaking to an audience that might not have a specific book in the quilting market.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations * 128 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Paperback with flaps While improv quilting involves starting a quilt without a pattern, it is a skill and a technique. In modern quilting, every quilter approaches improv with their own style and method, keeping the foundations of traditional quilting in mind. In My Improv Journey, Julie Burton, breaks the seams between traditional and improv in the quilting world. She takes the reader on her journey in a quilting education, showing classic quilt patterns with a modern twist and introducing improv to traditional quilters.

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-51-2 US $28.95 CAN $37.95

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Julie Burton is the founder of Running Stitch Quilts. As the mother of two and an army wife, she has traveled around the country through her husband's various postings. She is a personal trainer and a marathon runner, as well as an accomplished photographer.

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Use and Ornament

THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF IMPROV QUILTING BY NICK BALL

Open the door to creative freedom with Nick Ball’s improv quilting techniques

RIGHTS: United States and Canada, ANZ SELLING POINTS DESIGN EXPERTISE: Nick Ball's improv quilting techniques and workshops have a devoted following: @quiltsfromtheattic, 17,700 followers. INSPIRING: Find inspiration from unusual places and translate them into fabrics and quilts. LIBERATED SEWING: Advice for free–spirited quilters to break away from structure and perfection

SPECIFICATIONS * with color illustrations, Textured jacket with cloth wrap spine * 176 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: JULY CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-49-9 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

ËxHSLJOAy655499z Throw away your patterns and let your imagination soar! Nick Ball’s techniques will offer a liberated approach to sewing and open up a world of creative possibilities. As you experiment with textures, shapes, colors, you find your own creative way of quilting. A great resource that takes the reader through a journey of the many facets of quilt making expertise, from preparation, through the elements of design, to completion with the perfect balance of guided instruction and creative freedom. Nicholas Ball is an improv quilter from Cardiff, South Wales. After graduating Art School in 2006, it would be some six years before the quilting bug bit. With a passion for improv quilting, Nicholas' aesthetic is an organic one, preferring to sew without the use of patterns or templates. He takes a lot of inspiration from the natural world and his Vegetable Patch quilts showcase his love for liberated sewing.

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A Little History of Protest Art BY AINDREA EMELIFE

A visual journey through 100 years of protest art

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, and Caribbean SELLING POINTS PROLIFIC AUTHOR: Emelife debuted her first column for the Financial Times at the age of 20, and has been published widely and internationally, including articles in the Guardian, Vanity Fair, the Telegraph, GQ, Frieze, the Independent, the Arts Newspaper, and ArtNet. IMPACTFUL ART SPEAKER: Author features regularly on podcasts and is dedicated to public speaking about contemporary art; popularizing art history; and championing women, Black artists, and artists of color.

SPECIFICATIONS * 70 color illustrations * 160 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 6 3/4" - 171mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 17 and up ART ISBN 978-1-84976-782-8 A visual journey through 100 years of protest art, which is more relevant than ever in our digital, visually rich, and social–media driven age. Art has always declared its dissatisfaction against the status quo. Throughout history artists have used their art to criticize and protest a range of injustices and inequalities, oppression, and violence. Their art is an act of defiance, but more importantly it has given a voice to the voiceless and the marginalized. Aindrea Emelife is an independent curator, art historian, and presenter from London. Starting at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she completed a BA in History of Art, she has quickly gone on to become a groundbreaking new voice in an art world otherwise steeped in tradition. Emelife has been featured in programming on Sky Arts and presented art films for such prestigious institutions as The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hepworth Wakefield, the Dairy Art Centre, and the Courtauld. In 2021, Emelife was appointed to the mayor of London’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm. The commission’s role is to enrich and add to the current public realm, and advise on better ways to raise public understanding behind existing statues, street names, building names and memorials. Visit Emelife at www.aindrea.com/about

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A Brief History of Black British Art ISBN 978-1-84976-756-9 US $21.99 CAN $27.99

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Walter Sickert

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SKETCHES OF LIFE

BY THOMAS KENNEDY

A beautifully designed gift book featuring 30 of Walter Sickert's drawings, many of them rarely seen

INFLUENTIAL BRITISH ARTIST: Rarely seen drawings from the archives of Tate. BOUNDARY–PUSHING: Glimpses of Sickert’s world, including sketches from musical halls, a circus, and street scenes of Dieppe in France. PERTINENT EXPLORATION: Artist with radical, distinctive approach, all brought into context by accessible writings from one of Tate’s curators.

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 color illustrations * 48 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 5/6" - 270mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ART ISBN 978-1-84976-822-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99

ËxHSLIOJy768221z ALSO AVAILABLE A beautifully designed gift book featuring 30 of Sickert's drawings, many of them rarely seen. Unlike the majority of the Camden Town Group, Walter Richard Sickert was recognized during his own lifetime as an important artist, and in the years since his death has increasingly gained a reputation as one of the most influential figures in 20th–century British art. Thomas Kennedy is the Assistant Curator at Tate specializing in Modern British Art.

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A Book of Fifty Drawings ISBN 978-1-84976-695-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99

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Walter Sickert EDITED BY EMMA CHAMBERS

A comprehensive new monograph on Walter Sickert accompanying a major Tate Britain exhibition

SELLING POINTS INFLUENTIAL BRITISH ARTIST: Featuring over 200 images and a wide range of new essays. EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS: Includes reflections on Sickert’s relevance and influence by a selection of contemporary painters including Kaye Donachie and Somaya Critchlow. EXHIBITION CATALOG: Accompanies the largest retrospective exhibition to cover the whole of Sickert’s career for nearly 50 years.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 10 3/4" - 273mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ART ISBN 978-1-84976-821-4 US $55.00 CAN $69.00

ËxHSLIOJy768214z Walter Sickert was one of the most influential artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An apprentice of Whistler and close associate of Degas, he engaged with the work of French artists of the time. Sickert in turn influenced many British painters up to the present day. This book will show how Sickert transformed the representation of everyday life, with his innovative approach to subject matter, radical compositions, and the evocation of the materiality of existence in paint. It will explore the changing nature of his work—from an impressionistic approach in the 1880s to a pioneering use of photography in the 1930s—and how he returned over and over to locations and subjects, including his penetrating self–portraits. Sickert's imagination was fueled by news and current events such as the Camden Town Murders and newspaper photography, but also by popular culture—music halls, the stage, the rise of cinema and celebrity. Accompanying a major exhibition of one of the central figures in British art and the first exhibition dedicated to Sickert at Tate since 1960, this monograph features over 200 images from the exhibition and a wide range of essays by scholars, as well as reflections on Sickert's relevance and influence by a selection of contemporary painters including Kaye Donachie and Somaya Critchlow.

ALSO AVAILABLE Five Hundred Years of British Art ISBN 978-1-84976-705-7 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

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Emma Chambers is Curator, Tate.

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Cornelia Parker EDITED BY ANDREA SCHLIEKER

A fascinating exploration of the work of one of Britain's most important and most celebrated sculptors

SELLING POINTS TRANSFORMATIVE ARTIST: Created in close collaboration with the artist. MULTI–MEDIA: Includes work in all media from across Cornelia Parker’s entire career. DEFINITIVE TREATMENT: Published to commemorate the first major retrospective of the artist’s work.

SPECIFICATIONS * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/16" - 265mm * Paperback with Jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

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Cornelia Parker’s art is about destruction, resurrection, and reconfiguration. Demonstrating the importance of process, she frequently transforms objects by using seemingly violent techniques such as shooting, exploding, squashing, cutting, dropping, and burning. Through these actions she both physically alters the object and becomes an active participant in the development of its story. Parker is a best known for her large–scale installations, such as Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991 for which she had a garden shed blown up by the British Army and suspended the fragments as if freezing the explosion process in time. Perpetual Canon 2004 is made up of brass band instruments, steamrollered flat. Much of her work has a poetic yet apocalyptic tone and often reflects a concern for the insidious effects of global warming and consumerism. A Turner–Prize nominee, Parker works in a wide variety of media, including drawings, photographs, embroidery and film, and has collaborated with a diverse range of organizations and groups in the creation of her works, including The Royal Mint, Abbey Road Studios, prisoners, school children, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, whistle–blowers, and Parliament and the Palace of Westminster. Made in close collaboration with the artist, this lavishly illustrated publication will explore these relationships in a fascinating survey that will encompass all aspects of Parker’s career from the late 1970s to the new work being made today.

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Andrea Schlieker is Director of Exhibitions and Displays, Tate Britain.

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Performance in Contemporary Art COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY CATHERINE WOOD

Unpacking the history of performance art and celebrating the work of contemporary practitioners—a must–read for both art lovers and students alike

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, and Caribbean SELLING POINTS AUTHORITATIVE YET APPROACHABLE TEXT: An accessible account of a fascinating and complex subject INFLUENTIAL AUTHOR: From an internationally respected curator, writer, and specialist in performance art. WIDE RANGE: Exploring almost 50 years of performance art through an truly international lens.

SPECIFICATIONS * 170 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/8" - 264mm Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ART ISBN 978-1-84976-823-8 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

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Stunningly beautiful, deeply puzzling, powerfully moving, or intensely unsettling—performance art can evoke a wide variety of responses. In this important survey, Catherine Wood, one of the world’s leading curators and writers in this field, provides the broadest and most up–to–date insight into the subject yet published. Wood proposes performance not as a genre separate from object–making but as a medium that has profoundly influenced the shape of contemporary art. From the spectacular forms of intimacy performed by Marina Abramović to the painting processions initiated by Ei Arakawa and the social activism of Tania Bruguera, hugely divergent practices have emerged in the past 30 years that embrace the worlds of sculpture and painting, spectacle, and protest. Shifting the focus from “I” to “We” and then “It,” Performance in Contemporary Art is divided into sections that examine the perspective of the individual, the social, and the object. Wood looks at histories of performance through the lens of contemporary practitioners: the Japanese Gutai group in the 1950s, Brazilian neo–concretism in the 1960s, and the feminist performance at Womanhouse in the United States in the 1970s are key examples of historical precedents that have been revisited, reformed, or rejected by contemporary artists in the 21st century.

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Catherine Wood is Senior Curator, International Art (Performance) at Tate Modern.

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Visions of the Occult

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AN UNTOLD STORY OF ART & MAGIC BY VICTORIA JENKINS

The first major survey of the occult collection of artworks and objects in the Tate Archive “The word ‘occult’ comes from the latin occulus, meaning ‘hidden.’ The underlying assumption is that there is another, unseen world beyond that of the day–to–day existence— with magic offering the possibility of connecting these two worlds.” —Christopher Dell, The Occult, Witchcraft & Magic, 2016

IMPORTANT MATERIAL: The first major survey of the occult collection in the Tate Archive, with artworks, letters, objects, and ephemera. NEVER BEFORE SEEN: Revealing more than 150 unseen esoteric and mystical pieces, which have never been viewed by the public and give a new understanding to the artists in the Tate collection and the history and practice of the occult. OCCULT INTEREST: Offers in– depth exploration of the occult and its relationship to art and culture, including witchcraft, alchemy, secret societies, folklore and pagan rituals, demonology, spells and magic, parasciences, astrology, and tarot.

SPECIFICATIONS * Over 150 color illustrations * 176 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover This lavishly illustrated magical volume acts a potent talisman connecting the two worlds of Tate—the seen public collection and the unseen secrets lurking in the archive. The pages of this book explore the hidden artworks and ephemera left behind by artists for the first time and will shed new light on our understanding of the art historical canon. Expect to find the unexpected with artists such as Ithell Colquhoun, John Nash, Barbara Hepworth, David Mayor, Max Armfield, Cecil Collins, Jill Smith and Bruce Lacey, Francis Bacon, Alan Davie, Joe Tilson, Henry Moore, William Blake, Leonora Carrington, and Hamish Fulton. For the first time, the clandestine, magical works of the Tate archive are revealed with archivist Victoria Jenkins acting as the depositary of its secrets. This book explores the symbiotic relationship between art and the occult and how both can act as a form of resistance to challenging environments. This book will change perceptions forever and illuminate the surprising breadth and extraordinary ways in which artists interpret not just the physical world around them but also the supernatural, and in doing so, make the unseen, seen. If you think you know Tate artists, it’s time to think again.

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Victoria Jenkins is a London–based artist and author and is an archivist at Tate. Her work concerns the coalescence of occultism, science, and philosophy, and she is interested in the occult in art through to surrealism and mysticism.

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Mária Bartuszová CONTRIBUTIONS FROM JULIET BINGHAM, GABRIELA GARLYATOVÁ, MARIE KIMEŠOVÁ, LISA LE FEUVRE, HARALD KREJCI, AND MIROSLAV HALÁK

A fresh and visually breathtaking new look at the extraordinary art of the Slovak artist, Mária Bartuszová

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, and Caribbean SELLING POINTS ABSTRACT SCULPTOR: Showcases the breadth and beauty of the plaster casts, bronzes, wood, and marble sculptures—that are illusionistic and tactile whilst also exquisite and erotic. ARTIST REDISCOVERY: Accompanies first major retrospective on the artist.

SPECIFICATIONS * 128 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 9 5/8" - 244mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART ISBN 978-1-84976-677-7 US $45.00 CAN $63.00

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This beautiful book on Slovak artist, Mária Bartuszová (1936–1996) will introduce readers to the ethereal and other–worldly forms that dominate her oeuvre as well as exploring her influence in a broader global and political context. Discovering her talent in Prague in the ceramic studios at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Bartuszová went on to pioneer the techniques used in experimental and abstract plaster casting. Creating unique methods such as “gravistimulated” and “pneumatic” casting, Bartuszová defined the world of sculpture on her own terms. From rai drops and eggs to parts of the human body, Bartuszová was interested in biomorphology and how she could use the organic nature of casting in plaster to create simultaneously solid and delicate works. With around 100 works, many rarely exhibited before in the United Kingdom, this major retrospective will highlight the abstract sculptures and experimental methods of Bartuszová’s beautifully contorted and organic shapes and forms, with this exquisite and accessible catalog bringing her work to a wider audience. Celebrating the fragile and corporeal, the soft and the solid, this book will provide the perfect introduction to the artist followed by seminal texts to recognize the artist’s legacy of experimental and abstract sculptural works produced predominantly in the context of socialist Czechoslovakia.

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Juliet Bingham is Curator, International Art, at Tate Modern.

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MB&F: The First Fifteen Years A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ

BY SUZANNE WONG AND WILLIAM MASSENA

Inside the world’s first conceptual and artistic watchmaking laboratory, from its processes to its inspirations

SELLING POINTS BUILT–IN AUDIENCE: A must– have for collectors and watch enthusiasts. LUXURIOUS PACKAGE: The book is designed to be an exceptional object itself and is filled with 100 models and watch pieces that have been photographed, detailed, and commented on. UNIQUE: An invitation to discover one of the world’s most creative and innovative watchmaking companies.

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ËxHSLELJy761072z The MB&F adventure starts in Geneva in 2005. After 15 years working for prestigious names in the world of fine watchmaking, Maximilian Büsser launched Maximilian Büsser & Friends, the world’s very first conceptual and artistic watchmaking laboratory. MB&F designs and manufactures limited series of radical, innovative, and extraordinary watches that are always the result of a close collaboration between exceptional independent professional watchmakers and the overflowing imagination of the brand’s founder. MB&F reinterprets horological tradition into three–dimensional mechanical sculptures that tell time. From the launch of the first Horological Machinein 2007 followed by the Legacy Machine in 2011 to the most recent creations, MB&F’s watches and clocks are genuine kinetic sculptures. Beyond a mere reasoned catalogue, MB&F: The First Fifteen Years invites the reader to dive into the process of creating and fabricating these incredible watches. Brimming with technical prowess, surrealist inspirations, and science fiction, this book is an invitation to discover the watchmaking of the future. Suzanne Wong is a world–renowned journalist who specializes in fine watchmaking. Since 2017, she has been based in Geneva and is a member of the cultural advisory board of the FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie). She is also a member of the jury for Geneva’s prestigious watchmaking Grand Prix (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève). William Massena is one of the major players in the world of luxury watchmaking. He is a collector and consultant for the British auction house Bonhams. He is also the CEO of TimeZone.com, the world’s largest discussion forum on watches.

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Jesus in Art and Literature PREFACE BY EDWARD VIGNOT; TEXT BY PIERRE-MARIE DUMONT

A richly illustrated visual biography of Jesus, through the finest masterpieces in the history of art and literature

SELLING POINTS RICHLY ILLUSTRATED: More than 150 illustrations from early Christianity to modern times. PERFECT GIFT: A great gift for any occasion. WIDE AUDIENCE: Striking, beautifully designed edition.

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Throughout history, Jesus of Nazareth has unquestionably been the most inspirational subject of great works of art and literature. His life and message have strongly permeated Western art of all periods, influencing giants such as Fra Angelico, Picasso, Tolstoy, and Houellebecq. In this richly illustrated book, Pierre–Marie Dumont has chosen nearly one hundred eclectic iconographic works of art, analyzing and comparing them to passages from the Bible and excerpts from great literary texts. It offers the reader an extraordinary variety of aesthetic interpretations of the life of Jesus and his teaching, from early Christian to modern art. Through works as diverse as The Hand of God by Auguste Rodin, The Resurrection of Lazarus by Rembrandt, and the “Hidden God” by Blaise Pascal, Mr. Dumont highlights the evocative power of the figure of Jesus, who for Christians is the “Christ of God.” Editor and author of many books about art and spirituality, Pierre–Marie Dumont is the creator and founding publisher of Magnificat, a monthly Catholic magazine with a readership of 500,000 in the United States and editions in five other languages throughout the world. The preface is by Edwart Vignot, an art historian specializing in 19th–century painting, as well as an author, journalist, visual artist, and videographer. Appointed an officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2016, he notably wrote Eugène Delacroix (Place des Victoires, 2017) and L'aquarelle et ses maîtres (Place des Victoires, 2018).

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