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Good Eats: The Final Years BY ALTON BROWN

He’s back! An all–new collection of simply must–have recipes and surprising food facts from the return of Alton Brown’s beloved Good Eats television series—the first new volume in ten years, and not a moment too soon

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING FRANCHISE: The Good Eats books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and were New York Times bestsellers. Brown’s recent EveryDayCook was a bestseller as well. EAGERLY ANTICIPATED: It has been ten years since the last Good Eats book was published, and the people are hungry for more. The popularity of the two recent TV series, Good Eats: Reloaded and Good Eats: The Return, source material for this book, make it abundantly clear. STAR POWER: Brown remains a hugely popular television food personality for generations of viewers. He has broadened his reach and deepened his connection with his fans through social media, with 785,000 YouTube subscribers, 4.5 million Twitter followers, 1.7 million Facebook followers, and 850,000 Instagram followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color images throughout This long–anticipated fourth and final volume in the bestselling Good Eats series of cookbooks draws on two reboots of the beloved television show by the inimitable Alton Brown—Good Eats Reloaded and Good Eats: The Return. With more than 175 new and improved recipes for everything from chicken parm to bibimbap and cold brew to corn dogs, accompanied by mouthwatering original photography, The Final Years is the most sumptuous and satisfying of the Good Eats books yet. Brown’s surefire recipes are temptation enough: the headnotes, tips, and sidebars that support them make each recipe a journey into culinary technique, flavor exploration, and edible history. Striking photography showcases finished dishes and highlights key ingredients, and handwritten notes on the pages capture Brown’s unique mix of madcap and methodical. The distinctive high–energy and information–intensive dynamic of Good Eats comes to life on every page, making this a must– have cookbook for die–hard fans and newcomers alike. Alton Brown was directing TV commercials when he got the crazy idea to go to culinary school and reinvent the food show. The result: Good Eats, which has kept Brown gainfully employed for more than 20 years and earned him a Peabody Award. Along the way he also hosted Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Feasting on Asphalt. Brown’s live culinary variety shows have played to sold–out theaters across the United States. He lives in Marietta, Georgia.

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Gullah Geechee Home Cooking RECIPES FROM THE MOTHER OF EDISTO ISLAND BY EMILY MEGGETT

The first major Gullah Geechee cookbook from “the matriarch of Edisto Island,” who provides delicious recipes and the history of an overlooked American community Praise for Gullah Geechee Home Cooking “Miss Emily Meggett’s life is an important piece of our nation’s history. . . . Her food is the most pure distillation of low–country cuisine—an unadulterated taste of what it means to make the most from what’s around you when farming, fishing, preserving, and foraging are the means to put food on the table. Her message, the way Miss Meggett sees the world and the people in it, is founded in humanity and love for thy neighbor. Miss Meggett is an American legend. Her walk deserves to be celebrated.” —Vivian Howard, host of A Chef’s Life on PBS

SELLING POINTS INFLUENTIAL SUPPORTERS: Prominent chefs and food writers BJ Dennis, Vivian Howard, Michael W. Twitty, and Toni Tipton–Martin have promised to help promote and blurb this book. Howard has called author Emily Meggett “an American legend. Her work deserves to be celebrated.” OVERDUE PUBLICATION: Gullah Geechee cuisine is a prominent, yet too–often undersung part of Southern food culture. Meggett’s cookbook is one of the first major and comprehensive books on the subject and will fill a void in the history of American cookbooks. MEDIA INTEREST: Meggett has been profiled by PBS, Eater, Bon Appétit, NPR, and the Food Network. She has also been interviewed by AP News, the Smithsonian, and Charleston’s Post and Courier, demonstrating there is a sustained interest in her food, heritage, and deep roots in the American South.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color images throughout The history of the Gullah and Geechee people stretches back centuries, when enslaved members of this community were historically isolated from the rest of the South because of their location on the Sea Islands of coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Today, this Lowcountry community represents the most direct living link to the traditional culture, language, and foodways of their West African ancestors. Gullah Geechee Home Cooking, written by Emily Meggett, the matriarch of Edisto Island, is the preeminent Gullah cookbook. At 87 years old, and with more than 50 grandchildren and great–grandchildren, Meggett is a respected elder in the Gullah community of South Carolina. She has lived on the island all her life, and even at her age, still cooks for hundreds of people out of her hallowed home kitchen. Her house is a place of pilgrimage for anyone with an interest in Gullah Geechee food. Meggett’s Gullah food is rich and flavorful, though it is also often lighter and more seasonal than other types of Southern cooking. Heirloom rice, fresh– caught seafood, local game, and vegetables are key to her recipes for regional delicacies like fried oysters, collard greens, and stone–ground grits. This cookbook includes not only delicious and accessible recipes, but also snippets of the Meggett family history on Edisto Island, which stretches back into the 19th century. Rich in both flavor and history, Meggett’s Gullah Geechee Home Cooking is a testament to the syncretism of West African and American cultures that makes her home of Edisto Island so unique. Emily Meggett is the 87–year–old matriarch of the Gullah community on Edisto Island, South Carolina. She has been featured on television and in print by PBS, the Food Network, Bon Appétit, Eater, and NPR. She is also a member of the family who was raised in the Point of Pines cabin, a 19th– century slave cabin from Edisto Island that has been relocated to Washington, DC, as the central exhibit of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her website is www.motheroftheisland.com/. Meggett lives in Edisto Island, South Carolina.

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* 256 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & WINE, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5878-2 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Body Harmony

NOURISHING, PLANT-BASED RECIPES FOR INTUITIVE EATING BY NICOLE BERRIE

Founder of the popular lifestyle brand Bonberi, Nicole Berrie presents a guide to food–combining for a healthier, more balanced life

SELLING POINTS WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: Berrie has a rich background in the media and a broad network of contacts who will help boost the book, including Gabrielle Bernstein, Daphne Oz, Katie Lee, Ella Woodward, Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas, and more. COOKBOOK WITH A WELLNESS FOCUS: In addition to its wealth of recipes, the book also functions as a lifestyle guide with an emphasis on whole–body wellness, including on–trend practices like meditation. UNIQUE EMPHASIS: Berrie believes in the power of food– combining, or balancing everything you eat to help you look and feel your best, an approach that goes beyond focusing on one meal at a time and hasn't been explored in many other books.

SPECIFICATIONS In Body Harmony, Nicole Berrie reveals how she personally transitioned from the partying years of her teens and twenties to the fast–paced world of fashion and media, eventually settling into a thriving and balanced life and career in wellness. Sharing recipes, advice, and thoughtful guidance, this book is an inspirational lifestyle manual and cookbook dedicated to those seeking the ever–elusive answer to how to nourish themselves with clean, plant–based foods while still indulging in the joys and delicacies of life. In the introductory chapters, Berrie outlines the founding tenets of the Body Harmony lifestyle and discusses topics ranging from plant–based cooking and intuitive eating to the importance of nontoxic beauty rituals and self care. In addition, the book includes more than 50 original vegan recipes for juices, smoothies, salads, and soups, and grounding grain–based dishes, all meant to cleanse and nourish the body and soul while keeping the reader both pretty and full. Nicole Berrie is the founder and recipe developer of cult plant–based website Bonberi. Berrie’s career first began at ELLE magazine before she moved to Vanity Fair as the associate features editor. She has also written for the Wall Street Journal, T: The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, DuJour, and more. Seeking to bridge her interest in wellness and plant–based living with fashion and lifestyle journalism, Berrie founded Bonberi.com. Since relaunching in 2015, the site has featured world– renowned chefs, models, and artists who reveal their personal wellness practices as well as Berrie’s original plant–based recipes. In 2018 she opened Bonberi Mart, a plant–based convenience store in New York. The shop, which has been featured in Vogue, Forbes, and the New York Times, has partnered with shop–in–shops at Nordstrom’s new flagship store in New York, as well as Madewell and Goop in Sag Harbor. Berrie resides in New York with her husband, Nick, and their two children.

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* 100 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/8" - 187mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & WINE, HEALTH ISBN 978-1-4197-5649-8 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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The Forest Feast Road Trip

SIMPLE VEGETARIAN RECIPES INSPIRED BY MY TRAVELS THROUGH CALIFORNIA BY ERIN GLEESON

Beloved Forest Feast author Erin Gleeson is back with a love letter to travel and delicious vegetarian food from her home state of California

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Gleeson has an impressive track record, with the New York Times bestselling The Forest Feast selling more than 130,000 copies and The Forest Feast Gatherings selling more than 70,000. All together, the Forest Feast books have netted more than 270,000 copies. ON TREND: Vegetarian eating continues to grow in popularity, and The Forest Feast Road Trip follows in the vein of the popular Forest Feast Mediterranean. This book provides a fresh twist on a popular subject by drawing inspiration and recipes from Gleeson’s travels around California.

For years, Forest Feast fans have loved Erin Gleeson’s effortless California–style vegetarian cooking, made in her beautiful cabin in the woods. Now, Gleeson takes an extended road trip around California, staying in unique cabin dwellings along the way and showing readers the beauty and incredible food of the Golden State she knows so well. From the grapes of the wine country where Gleeson grew up to the avocados of San Diego, California is known for its rich agriculture.The Forest Feast Road Trip showcases 100 vegetarian recipes, all inspired by her family’s journey by car through a stunningly geographically diverse setting. Each chapter focuses on a different region of California, depicted in Gleeson’s signature aesthetic of atmospheric photography, charming watercolor illustrations, and mouthwatering recipes drawn from the fresh, local produce found in each location. Gleeson visits the giant redwoods on the coast of Mendocino, the desert of Joshua Tree, the mountains of Lake Tahoe, the tropical beaches of Santa Barbara, the cliffs of Yosemite National Park, and everywhere in between. In each location, Gleeson and her family stay in design–forward cabins, host dinner parties, and explore local attractions, providing tips for readers who may want to take a California road trip of their own. With its sense of wanderlust and its fresh take on the vegetarian cookbook, The Forest Feast Road Trip is an essential addition to this bestselling series. Erin Gleeson is the author, illustrator, and photographer behind the New York Times bestselling cookbook The Forest Feast, The Forest Feast for Kids, The Forest Feast Gatherings, The Forest Feast Mediterranean, and the popular blog of the same name. Gleeson also teaches photography in continuing studies at Stanford University. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Kitchn, Design*Sponge, Food52, InStyle, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, and Saveur, and appears in a line of stationery products from Abrams Noterie that includes journals, art prints, and calendars. Gleeson lives in a cabin in the woods in Northern California, where she creates simple and delicious vegetarian recipes, inspired by her weekly farm box.

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IRRESISTIBLE PACKAGE: All of Gleeson’s books offer vegetarian eye candy, with stunning artwork and photography that give her work its signature look. This book is no exception, and adds to her aesthetic stunning views of the diverse and beloved California landscape.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 full-color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & WINE, TRAVEL, NATURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4425-9 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Salad Freak

RECIPES TO FEED A HEALTHY OBSESSION BY JESS DAMUCK

Delicious and beautiful recipes from Martha Stewart’s personal salad chef and the self–proclaimed “Bob Ross of salads”

SELLING POINTS STRONG SUBJECT: This book is a unique take on the single– subject cookbook, one which emphasizes easy, approachable recipes that you will crave, expanding the definition of what makes a great salad. TIMELY TOPIC: After months of eating nothing but comfort food in quarantine, home cooks are craving the healthy yet delicious recipes this book will provide.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/8" - 187mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/8" - 232mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & WINE, HEALTH, ENTERTAINING ISBN 978-1-4197-5839-3 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Offering more than 100 inspired recipes, recipe developer and food stylist Jess Damuck shares her passion for making truly delicious salads. Salad Freak encourages readers to discover and embrace their own salad obsessions. With the right recipes, you will want to eat salad for every meal and never get bored. By playfully combining color, texture, shape, and, of course, flavor, Damuck demonstrates how a little extra effort in the kitchen can be meditative, delicious, and fun. The recipes—such as her Citrus Breakfast Salad; Tea–Smoked Chicken and Bitter Greens Salad; Caesar Salad Pizza Salad; and Roasted Grapes, Ricotta, Croutons, and Endive Salad—are meant to be hearty enough for a meal all year round but versatile enough to be incorporated into a larger menu. For Damuck, the perfect salad balances each bite, with something tart enough to twinge your cheeks, something sweet to balance out the bitter, and something with a little salty crunch to finish. Salad Freak is not just about eating to feel good; it’s about confidently combining flavors to create fresh, bright, and satisfying meals that you will want to make again and again.

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Jess Damuck has worked with Martha Stewart for the past decade as a food editor, producer, food stylist, and personal salad maker, including on VH1’s Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Damuck has also worked at Bon Appétit, Food Network, Apartment Therapy, and Vox Creative, and has produced thousands of food–related web videos for clients. She does an Instagram show called #3hoursalads and has a monthly menu and playlist newsletter called Something Fussy. Damuck recently worked as a culinary producer for a forthcoming Duff Goldman/Jim Henson Company production. Last year, she guest–starred with Martha in one of the final episodes of HBO’s High Maintenance. She lives in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

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Colu Cooks

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EASY FANCY FOOD BY COLU HENRY

From New York Times Cooking contributor Colu Henry, a collection of sophisticated recipes for everyday dinners

NEW YORK TIMES COOKING PLATFORM: Henry is one of the cooking stars in a lineup that includes David Tanis, Sam Sifton, Melissa Clark, and Julia Moskin. SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE: Henry’s recipes, published in the New York Times, have gone viral thanks to her Instagram feed, where she posts pictures of her nearly 34,000 followers making her Pasta e Ceci, Creamy White Beans with Herb Oil, Chicken Puttanesca, and more. RECIPES THAT HOME COOKS WANT TO MAKE AGAIN (AND AGAIN): Henry’s cooking tenets include using affordable and common ingredients, creating flexible recipes (meaning dishes with easy swaps so that you can use what you have on hand), and introducing new flavors and ingredients to your pantry, such as harissa, miso, gochujang, and tahini.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color images throughout * 256 pages Colu Henry has been working in food for more than 15 years, and from her time at publications from Bon Appétit to the New York Times, she’s learned that what resonates with her readers is her always unfussy and empowering recipes. In this cookbook—a nod to home cooks who are happy to do everything but pastry—Henry helps readers assemble an amply stocked new–American pantry so that they can perfect (and build upon) classic everyday meals. With 100 recipes and photographs, Henry offers ideas and solutions to get you out of your weeknight routine, explore new ingredients and techniques, build your confidence, and have a sophisticated dishes on the table in around 45 minutes. Colu Henry is a New York Times Food columnist and a food and lifestyle influencer. Previously, she was the director of public relations and then the director of special projects at Bon Appétit. She has also contributed to Cooking Light, Vogue.com, BonAppetit.com, Kitchn, Grub Street Diet, O, The Oprah Magazine, LENNY, Epicurious.com, Food52, Refinery29, Healthyish, Vice, the Splendid Table, the Austin American–Statesman, Portland Monthly, and many more. Henry lives in Hudson, New York.

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For the Table EASY, ADAPTABLE, CROWD-PLEASING RECIPES BY ANNA STOCKWELL

From a rising food star, a toast to the art of the dinner party

SELLING POINTS STRONG PLATFORM: Anna Stockwell has a devoted following of more than 26,000 fans on Instagram, and she has a wide reach in the food world, with personal connections at many outlets including Epicurious, Bon Appétit, Real Simple, Food & Wine, “Off Duty Travel” in the Wall Street Journal, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Food52, NYTimes Cooking, Serious Eats, and Tasting Table. APPEALING APPROACH: Stockwell’s take on the entertaining cookbook is unique, offering refreshingly simple and accessible advice on cooking for people with different dietary concerns that will make this book stand out in the market.

Hosting a dinner party is a special kind of occasion. You welcome old and new friends into your home and gather around the table. You put out platters of food prepared just for that table of people, passing them around until everyone’s had their fill. This sense of sharing and togetherness feeds more than just bellies. It is what helps us stay connected, form new relationships, and build lasting bonds with our chosen families. During socially distanced times, the perfect dinner party might have felt like a lost art, but in For the Table, up–and–coming food writer Anna Stockwell provides all the tools needed for bringing back the ritual of hosting memorable yet modern dinner parties. Stockwell has written a cookbook for a new way of entertaining that’s simpler, better, healthier, and more fun. Organized by season and full of helpful hosting advice, Stockwell provides accessible and modern menus; each is built around two large platters to pass around the table and includes suggestions for no–recipe side dishes. Dinner parties don't have to be formal or fussy, or even a lot of work, to be celebratory and gratifying. This book teaches you how to plan and prepare great–tasting and impressive–looking menus that are easy to pull off, as well as offers expert advice on toasts, prep–ahead strategies, and tips on handling guest lists and dietary restrictions. With its mix of innovative food presentation and old–fashioned, homestyle technique, For the Table is a testament to the art of the dinner party and looks forward to the festive dinner gatherings of the future. Anna Stockwell is a food stylist and editor who most recently was a senior food editor for Epicurious and Bon Appétit. While at Epicurious, Stockwell hosted a popular weekly Instagram story called “ At Home With Anna.” She has also worked at Saveur and has experience cooking in the test kitchens for Every Day With Rachael Ray and Real Simple. Stockwell holds a degree in classic culinary arts from the International Culinary Center, and her video series “No Recipe Required” was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2017. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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AHEAD OF THE TREND: This book is perfectly timed for the boom of dinner parties that will surely happen at the beginning of post–pandemic life. Home cooks and hosts of all types are craving social gatherings, and For the Table will be the perfect, comprehensive guide to entertaining again.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 full-color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & WINE, ENTERTAINING, HOUSE & HOME ISBN 978-1-4197-5144-8 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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kate spade new york celebrate that OCCASIONS

BY KATE SPADE NEW YORK

A collection of essays and photos that will inspire you to celebrate life’s memorable moments

SELLING POINTS TRACK RECORD: celebrate that is the fifth book in a line of successful kate spade new york books. Collectively, more than 200,000 copies have been sold in the series. GREAT PUBLICITY: Will tie in with the launch of a new kate spade creative director and ad campaign in Fall 2019, providing many opportunities for marketing and publicity. MAJOR BRAND SUPPORT: The iconic kate spade new york brand is fully backing celebrate that and will help support all marketing and publicity endeavors.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 full-color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH the newest book in the bestselling kate spade new library, celebrate that! occasions, picks up where their new york times bestselling hosting guide, all in good taste, left off. kate spade believes that life is a series of celebrations, from extra small to extra large—from acing a hard conversation at work to birthdays, trips with the girls, mother’s day, new jobs, and beyond. their motto: a good occasion is a good excuse, and the best time to celebrate is whenever you can. with wit and insight, heart and humor, this essential guide to occasions shines a unique spotlight on celebrating yourself as well as those you love. it weaves together personal memories, how tos, planners, gifting guides, checklists, recipes and cultural vignettes to inspire and guide you through celebrating it all. Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for color, wit, optimism and femininity. Today, it is a global lifestyle brand synonymous with joy, delivering seasonal collections of handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. Known for its rich heritage and unique brand DNA, Kate Spade New York offers a distinctive point of view, and celebrates communities of women around the globe who live their perfectly imperfect lifestyles. Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry house of brands.

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Vogue Paris

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100 YEARS

BY VOGUE EDITORS

A visually engaging history of the 100–year–old fashion authority Vogue Paris

PUBLISHING TRACK RECORD: The original Vogue: The Covers netted more than 70,000 copies and the updated edition has sold more than 50,000 copies. Abrams published a history of British Vogue in 2016 that has netted close to 20,000 copies. FIRST OF ITS KIND:Vogue Paris will be the first book devoted to the history of the French magazine. The book will feature previously unpublished iconography from the archives of Vogue Paris and Condé Nast. MUSEUM EXHIBITION: There will be an exhibition at the Galera Museum in Paris in Fall 2021 through March 2022. Vogue Paris is also being written and produced by Paris Musées and in partnership with the museum association in Paris.

SPECIFICATIONS * 230 full-color images * 296 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket Always a defender of artistic and literary creation, Vogue Paris, more than other publications, makes fashion a cultural and societal topic as much as an object of fantasy. Through photographs, drawings, and magazines, this book will highlight how Vogue Paris plays a major and singular role in the diffusion of Parisian style.

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Hermès

STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH BY LUC CARBIN; ILLUSTRATED BY ALICE CHARBIN

A delightfully illustrated miscellany of stories from the world of Hermès

SELLING POINTS BEAUTIFUL FORMAT: Presented in an exquisite package that matches the brand’s enduring aesthetic. GIFT APPEAL: The perfect gift for Hermès and fashion enthusiasts. SUCCESSFUL TRACK: Follows Alice Charbin’s Hermès: Heavenly Days, which has sold more than 20,000 copies since its publication in March 2020.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION, INSPIRATION, GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-6259-8 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

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Drawn from the archives of Hermès, here is a collection of enchanting stories and profiles that trace the odyssey of the family business founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837. Author Luc Charbin brings to life the voices of the saddlers, sales assistants, window–dressers, silversmiths, and gardeners of Hermès across several generations, accompanied by the distinctive drawings of Alice Charbin. A leather–clad wheelbarrow to store the Duchess of Windsor’s many gloves, a capricious apple tree, an extraordinary museum, an iconic bag, and a 40–year–old diary in the spotlight—these are among the characters and objects that tell the story of Hermès: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth. After studying history, linguistics, and semiology, Luc Charbin worked in publishing before specializing in genealogy and writing family histories. This is his first book as solo author. Alice Charbin studied illustration in London. She is the author of numerous children’s books and of Hermès: Heavenly Days, the fruit of 15 years of work for the Hermès website.

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Sofia Coppola

SELLING POINTS

FOREVER YOUNG

BY HANNAH WOODHEAD; ILLUSTRATED BY LITTLE WHITE LIES

An illustrated critical survey of Academy Award–winning writer and director Sofia Coppola’s career, covering everything from her groundbreaking music videos through her latest films

FIRST OF ITS KIND: One of the first illustrated monographs of a female filmmaker to be published into the English–language trade market, and it will survey Coppola’s celebrated career to date through still–frames, text, and behind–the–scenes photographs. AWARD–WINNING DIRECTOR: Coppola is one of the most highly regarded directors of her generation, and she is consistently praised among fans and critics alike for her intimate, voyeuristic approach to filmmaking. BUILT–IN PUBLICITY: Little White Lies magazine believes in the power of print and is working to produce a beautiful object that will serve as a companion piece to Coppola’s films. The London–based magazine’s audience is highly engaged in both the UK and the US.

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In the two decades since her first feature film was released, Sofia Coppola has created a tonally diverse, meticulously crafted, and unapologetically hyperfeminine aesthetic across a wide range of multimedia work. Her films explore untenable relationships and the euphoria and heartbreak these entail, and Coppola develops these themes deftly and with discernment across her movies and music videos. From The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette to Lost in Translation and The Beguiled, Coppola’s award– nominated filmography is also unique in how its consistent visual aesthetic is informed by and in conversation with contemporary fine art and photography. Sofia Coppola offers a rich and intimate look at the overarching stylistic and thematic components of Coppola's work, combining detailed film analysis with firsthand insight from key collaborators. It engages with her creative output while celebrating her talent as an imagemaker and storyteller. Along the way, readers meet, or meet again, a cast of characters mired in the ennui of missed connections: loneliness, frustrated creativity, rebellious adolescence, and the double–edged knife of celebrity, all captured by the emotional, intimate power of the female gaze. Hannah Strong is the associate editor at Little White Lies magazine. Her work has appeared in Vulture, GQ, the Guardian, and Dazed & Confused, and she regularly appears on television and radio as a film critic, largely for the BBC and ITV. Strong lives in London. Little White Lies is one of the world’s preeminent film magazines, pairing a unique editorial angle with beautiful illustration and world–class design.

* Full-color photographs and illustrations throughout

* 288 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY ENTERTAINMENT, FILM, ART, BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-5552-1 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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Worlds Beyond Time SCI-FI ART OF THE 1970S BY ADAM ROWE

A visual history of the spaceships, alien landscapes, cryptozoology, and imagined industrial machinery of 1970s paperback sci–fi art

SELLING POINTS SUBSTANTIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Author Adam Rowe has more than 300,000 followers across social media platforms and his followers are highly engaged with his daily posts. UNIQUE IN THE MARKET:Worlds Beyond Time is the first and only compendium of 1970s sci–fi art—and the first book to feature this breadth of artists in such detail. BUILT–IN FAN BASE: Chris Foss, Peter Elson, Tim White, Jack Gaughan, Virgil Finlay, and the other artists included in this visual history have legions of fans who have followed their work for decades and are eager to see it reproduced.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm In the 1970s, mass–produced, cheaply printed science–fiction novels were thriving. The paper was rough, the titles outrageous, and the cover art astounding. Over the course of the decade, a stable of talented painters, comic book artists, and designers produced thousands of the most eye–catching book covers to ever grace bookstore shelves (or spinner racks). Curiously, the pieces commissioned for these covers often had very little to do with the contents of the books they were selling, but by leaning heavily on psychedelic imagery, far–out landscapes, and trippy surrealism, the art was able to satisfy the same space–race fueled appetite for the big ideas and brave new worlds that sci–fi writers were boldly pushing forward. In Worlds Beyond Time: Sci–Fi Art of the 1970s, Adam Rowe—who has been curating, championing, and resurrecting the best and most obscure art that ’70s sci–fi has to offer for more than five years on his blog 70s Sci–Fi Art—introduces readers to the biggest names in the genre, including Chris Foss, Peter Elson, Tim White, Jack Gaughan, and Virgil Finlay, as well as their influences. With deep dives into the subject matter that commonly appeared on these covers—spaceships, alien landscapes, fantasy realms, cryptozoology, and heavy machinery—this book is a loving tribute to a unique and robust art form whose legacy lives on both in nostalgic appreciation as well as the retro–chic design of mainstream sci–fi films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Alien: Covenant, and Thor: Ragnarok.

* Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JUNE ART, ART HISTORY, DESIGN, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-4869-1 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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Adam Rowe is a senior writer at Tech.co and a Forbes contributor on publishing and the business of storytelling. He has also written for iO9, Popular Mechanics, Tor.com, and the Barnes & Noble Sci–Fi & Fantasy Blog. In 2018 he was a Digital Book World Award nominee for Publishing Commentator of the Year. Rowe curates the popular, multi–platform 70s Sci–Fi Art feed, bringing the best in retro sci–fi art to more than 100,000 Instagram followers @70sscifi. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Pulp Power

THE SHADOW, DOC SAVAGE, AND THE ART OF THE STREET & SMITH UNIVERSE BY NEIL MCGINNESS WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM DAN DIDIO AND A FOREWORD BY FRANK MILLER

A visual treasury of the iconic Street & Smith pulp novel covers of the 1930s and 1940s

SELLING POINTS ICONIC PROPERTY: Street & Smith’s pantheon of heroes, including The Shadow and Doc Savage, have persisted for generations and continue to captivate readers of crime and action–adventure novels as well as comics. COLLECTORS’ SHOWCASE: Original pulp art covers have recently set world record prices at Heritage Auctions, and collectors are hungry for a compendium of these highly desirable works of art. RELAUNCHED BEST–SELLING FRANCHISE: James Patterson’s first all–new volume of The Shadow made the New York Times bestseller list in August 2021 upon release. A James Patterson–penned Doc Savage will publish in 2022 with more Shadow and Doc Savage volumes to follow.

Pulp Power: The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Art of the Street & Smith Universe gives fans a rare glimpse into the pre–war pulp novel decade of the 1930s, a period of bold action and adventure storytelling that ultimately led to the creation of superheroes we know and love today. This period, a pre–Batman, pre–Superman golden era of American creativity and artistic excellence, starred two main characters: The Shadow and Doc Savage. In more than 500 novels written between 1930 and 1940, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Street & Smith characters captivated a generation of Americans with their heroic exploits and inspired a new generation of writers to create a pantheon of comic book superheroes in their mold. Publisher Street & Smith commissioned leading artists to provide bold and original cover artwork for their publications, and in Pulp Power, hundreds of these eye–catching covers are reproduced as a collection for the first time. Comics legend Dan DiDio provides context for the cover illustrations alongside a narrative discussion of the influence of the Street & Smith heroes on creators such as Orson Welles, George Lucas, James Patterson, Walter Mosley, Dwayne Johnson, Jim Steranko, Jim Lee, Gail Simone, and many more. The book also includes original line art illustrations from the volumes along with unique reproductions of Shadow ephemera. Pulp Power is the ultimate coffee table collectible book for all who love the world of superheroes.

BIG NAME CREATORS: Veteran comic book scribe Dan DiDio and a plethora of film stars and legendary creators, including Orson Welles, Frank Miller, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Chabon, Walter Mosley, and others give historical context for the vast influence of these novels and cover art.

SPECIFICATIONS * 500 color photographs * 352 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 13" - 330mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JULY ART, COLLECTIBLES, COMIC ART, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-5616-0 US $65.00 CAN $82.00 UK £45.00

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Frank Miller is one of the most influential and awarded creators in the entertainment industry, known for Batman: Year One, The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, Daredevil: Born Again, and many others. Neil McGinness partnered with author James Patterson in 2021 to develop the New York Times bestselling series The Shadow (Volume 1, Little, Brown). He also developed The Shadow/Batman twelve–volume crossover comic– book series with DC Comics/DC Entertainment. Dan DiDio is a veteran comic book writer and editor and is the former co–publisher of DC Comics. His works include Justice League Dark, Batman and the Outsiders, and Metal Men.

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The Man Who Leapt Through Film THE ART OF MAMORU HOSODA

BY CHARLES SOLOMON; ILLUSTRATED BY MAMORU HOSODA

An illustrated overview of writer/director/animator Mamoru Hosoda's Academy Award–nominated movies and career, including previously unpublished storyboards, background paintings, character designs, and concept art

SELLING POINTS UNIQUE IN THE MARKET: This direct collaboration among Studio Chizu, Hosoda, and author Charles Solomon (The Art of WolfWalkers) is a well–researched and beautifully illustrated survey of the complete works of one of anime’s most celebrated directors. CONCEPT ART PORTFOLIO: Featuring hundreds of never– before–seen sketches, storyboards, and background paintings from Mirai, The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED: Hosoda is among the most well– known and respected contemporary anime directors, and this book will give insight into his creative process, as well as into the development of some of the most beloved anime films and series of the new millennium.

Journey into the mind and creative process of one of the most celebrated anime directors working today with The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda. Written by renowned animation critic and historian Charles Solomon (The Art of WolfWalkers, Abrams 2020) and featuring exclusive interviews alongside hundreds of never–before–seen sketches, storyboards, background paintings, character designs, and concept art, this is the ultimate companion piece to Hosoda's work. Writer/director/animator Maroru Hosoda’s work includes the Academy Award–nominated Mirai (2018); The Boy and the Beast (2015); Wolf Children (2012); Summer Wars (2009); and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). He is the cofounder of Studio Chizu, one of Japan's premier animation studios. Charles Solomon is the author of more than a dozen books on the art and making of animated films and television specials. His recent credits include The Art of WolfWalkers (Abrams, 2020), The Art of Toy Story 3, The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation, The Art of Frozen, and the Song of the Sea Artbook, which he wrote in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon cofounder Tomm Moore. Solomon lives in Los Angeles.

NEW MOVIE: The book is timed to the release of Hosoda’s new, currently untitled feature film, which is tentatively scheduled for release in North America in November 2021.

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 color illustrations * 272 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE, ART, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5372-5 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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Probably This Housewarming A GUIDE TO CREATING A HOME YOU ADORE BY BEAU CIOLINO AND MATT ARMATO

From the powerhouse couple behind the blog Probably This and #YourGayUncles, a comprehensive guide to living comfortably and beautifully on the cheap by and for millennials

SELLING POINTS GROWING PLATFORM: Matt Armato and Beau Ciolino have nearly 700,000 fans across Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Their TikTok hashtag #YourGayUncles has become a viral phenomenon, with more than 34 million views. WELL–CONNECTED AUTHORS: Armato and Ciolino have many connections, including Amazon, Food52, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, the Advocate, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and Pride Media. UNIQUE VOICE: As twentysomethings figuring out post–college life, their accessible and fun writing style make them appeal to a wide audience of renters, first–time home buyers, millennials, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and more. GIFT APPEAL: This will be THE go–to housewarming gift.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 256 pages When bloggers and couple Matt Armato and Beau Ciolino were graduating from college, they found themselves constantly being asked the question: “What will you do next?” Their answer was simple: “Probably this!” In Probably This Housewarming: A Guide to Creating a Home You Adore, Armato and Ciolino show you how to live your best, fullest, most beautiful life while dealing with all of the limitations that come with renting, working 40 hours—or more—a week, and having little–to–no disposable income. This fun, accessible guide is organized into three sections—Design, Make, and Host—in the order you would naturally do them. First, you’ll learn to design your space to look just right, then you’ll find DIYs that will help add character and round out your home decor on a budget, and finally, you’ll get hosting tips for when your home is ready for entertaining. Whether you need help picking out a paint color, making an expensive–looking brass mirror for $100 or less, or mixing a batch of cocktails that slap, Armato and Ciolino have you covered. A no–nonsense introduction to homemaking written by and for millennials, Probably This Housewarming is all about embracing your true self in your home design, guiding readers to create a space that reflects their personality and fits their individual needs. And as your needs grow and expand with every new place you call home, this book will be there for you every step of the way. Full of charm, humor, and #gayunclevibes, Probably This Housewarming is a charismatic and completely comprehensive guide to making any house a home. Matt Armato and Beau Ciolino are a couple who have been writing about food, interiors, travel, and menswear for their blog Probably This since 2014. Their work has been covered in many outlets, including Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Architectural Digest, Apartment Therapy, OUT magazine, Design*Sponge, the Times Picayune/Nola.com, and Pride Media. They live in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL INTERIOR DESIGN, HOUSE & GARDEN, HOUSE & HOME, ENTERTAINING ISBN 978-1-4197-5483-8 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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You Are Not Too Late BY NIKKI MCCLURE

A new collection of renowned artist Nikki McClure’s stunning papercuts, with a contemporary, community–minded message

SELLING POINTS BRAND NEW ART: Features McClure’s gorgeous artwork, which has not been published in a book. STELLAR TRACK: McClure is a beloved house author whose children’s books and previous art books are strong sellers. BEAUTIFUL, THOUGHTFUL, AND ENGAGING: McClure’s art is a tribute to family, community, and living close to nature—a message that strongly resonates with today’s more sustainability focused world.

SPECIFICATIONS * 90 color illustrations * 128 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL ART, INSPIRATION, CREATIVITY, NATURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5838-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

Gather, Navigate, Welcome, Fortify, Surrender, Save, Listen, Make Mistakes. These are some of the messages renowned artist Nikki McClure affirms in this gorgeous monograph of her papercuts. Organized by season, McClure’s work reminds us of the important things such as the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually experience it, and looking up at the stars to dream. In a follow–up to her gorgeous monograph Collect Raindrops, You Are Not Too Late is a collection of McClure’s original papercuts that have appeared in her yearly calendars. All cut from a single piece of black paper with an X–Acto knife, McClure’s artwork features compelling images of everyday life, accompanied by a powerful text that inspires the viewer to action. Nikki McClure is a self–taught cut–paper artist known for her calendar and gift line. She is the author and illustrator of Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; How to Be a Cat; and the illustrator of All in a Day, written by Cynthia Rylant, and May the Stars Drip Down, written by Jeremy Chatelain. Visit her at nikkimcclure.com. McClure lives in Olympia, Washington.

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Shaped by Love

THE EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT OF NURTURING BY AMY HATKOFF

The perfect gift for every parent, this book explores the amazing effect of love on the developing brains of babies and toddlers

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Amy Hatkoff is a highly regarded parenting educator and the author of the parenting classic,You Are My World, which has sold nearly 50,000 copies. ADVICE BASED ON SCIENCE: A book mothers and babies can enjoy together (babies love looking at photos of other babies), this is also the parenting guidebook, filled with accessible, easy–to–use advice based on the most current scientific research. IDEAL GIFT: Adorable photographs of babies and toddlers, along with evocative captions and fascinating text, make this a perfect gift for a shower, christening, bris, gender reveal party, or any baby occasion.

SPECIFICATIONS * 125 photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL FAMILY, PHOTOGRAPHY, GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-5888-1 Shaped by Love celebrates the interactions between babies and toddlers and the most significant people in their young lives—their parents and caregivers. It details developmental phases from infancy through toddlerhood and offers information and beautiful images that encourage healthy and nurturing childcare. Children’s minds are molded by experience, and science tells us that the way a parent touches, holds, looks at, and responds to babies and toddlers has a lifelong impact on the way that this brand–new person will come to see the world and their place within it. Filled with irresistible images of babies and toddlers and first–person quotes, Shaped by Love is appealing to flip through. It is also a captivating read with well–researched child–rearing advice and information included in each chapter. Amy Hatkoff is a writer, producer, educator, and advocate raising awareness of the needs of children. She is also the author of You Are My World (STC, 2007), which has sold more than 50,000 copies. Hatkoff lives in New York.

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My Pretty Brown Doll

CROCHET PATTERNS FOR A DOLL THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU BY YOLANDA JORDAN

The first pattern book for making unique, customizable African American crochet dolls

SELLING POINTS POPULAR CRAFT: Amigurumi is increasingly popular, with both new designs and books coming out all the time, but this book is the first that exclusively focuses on African American dolls. TIMELESS AND TRENDY: Jordan’s style is classic and appealing, exactly what the marketplace is in need of, making this book giftable and one to make from again and again. COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE: One of the key features of Jordan’s design is customization—with options for new colors, outfits, hairstyles, and more, for endless variations.

SPECIFICATIONS * 144 color images throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MAY CRAFT, HOW-TO, KIDS GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-5039-7 From American Girl Dolls to Barbie, there's something special about having your own doll, and even more so, having a doll that looks like you. And it’s not just about clothing; having a doll that has eyes, skin tone, and even a hairstyle to match your own is a thrill. For African American girls, this isn’t the norm nor is it easy to find. Created by Yolanda Jordan, My Pretty Brown Doll offers patterns and crochet techniques to create this charming crochet doll, with skin tone, hairstyle, eyes, and outfits that are customizable to match the young person this gift is for. Jordan’s unique aesthetic will appeal to a wide variety of crocheters, and there are endless possibilities to make this doll unique. The book covers a basic wardrobe, including pants, shirts, shoes, coats, a hat, and a scarf. But then Jordan dives into specific adventures like going to school and playing soccer, dancing ballet and traveling to Paris. There's even a mermaid and a scientist outfit, complete with lab coat. Offering African American girls the chance to have their own doll, who looks like them and can be outfitted exactly the way they want, is a gift unlike any other. It's a wonderful opportunity to deliver something special to an underserved market. Yolonda Jordan is the creator and owner of My Pretty Brown Doll, where she sells custom dolls as well as crochet doll patterns and teaches others how to create their own through online and live workshops. She lives in Bailey, North Carolina, with her family.

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Maryanne Moodie's Modern Weaver WHERE COLOR MEETS LOOM BY MARYANNE MOODIE

From fiber artist and weaving expert Maryanne Moodie, the perfect guide to weaving bold, colorful pieces

SELLING POINTS STELLAR TRACK: Moodie has established an incredible global audience spanning from her native Australia to the United States, and they are eager for another must–have title from her. ON–TREND PIECES: From wall hangings to key chains and rugs to pillow covers, there’s a project for every style, skill level, and interest. POPULAR AND ACCESSIBLE CRAFT: Weaving continues to be trendy; it’s a great entry craft for beginners, and the possible variations on Moodie’s projects are numerous, making this appealing to a wide audience.

SPECIFICATIONS * 192 full-color images throughout

* 192 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/8" - 232mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY

Maryanne Moodie is the maker to watch. Since her first book debuted in 2016, both Moodie and weaving have continued to grow in popularity. In Maryanne Moodie’s Modern Weaver, there is a wealth of information focused on color theory, designed to help readers better select their own palettes for their custom creations. With detailed instructions and photography for each project, this book is both beautiful and informative. And with projects that explore gradients and ombre effects, as well as advice on how to tackle even the boldest of color choices, there’s enough to keep even the most advanced weavers engaged. Weaving came back in style a few of years ago, and it’s clear the trend isn't going away any time soon. Moodie’s first book, On the Loom, was at the forefront of this revival, and her second book will deliver even more of what makers love. Her projects are accessible no matter your skill level, and her exploration of color theory gives more depth to the projects. Modern Weaver delivers the well–designed projects makers are looking for, ranging from wall hangings to pillow covers, keychains to laptop sleeves to framed art, and that will have them weaving in no time. Maryanne Moodie is an internationally celebrated fiber artist and maker. Her work has been featured in Refinery29, House Beautiful, Well + Good, The Courier, and more. She lives in Victoria, Australia, with her family.

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Knitstrips

THE WORLD’S FIRST COMIC-STRIP KNITTING BOOK BY ALICE ORMSBEE BELTRAN AND KAREN KIM MAR

The world’s first comic–strip knitting book, Knitstrips presents 22 original patterns, boundless humor, and seriously appealing knitting instruction

SELLING POINTS FRESH APPROACH: Knitstrips teaches interactive knitting, a flexible, quick–start knitting style that leaves room for customization and allows readers to use any yarn they prefer. PERFECT FOR NEW KNITTERS: Beginners will be encouraged by the humor and detailed illustrations. Experienced knitters will find the clever pattern variations irresistible. The comic–book format offers non– knitters a new and welcoming entry point into the craft. KNIT–WORLD CELEBRITY: The original knitstrips were launched by knitting superstar site MDK (Modern Daily Knitting). MDK will write the introduction and help market it to their 58,000 avid knitter followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 144 full-color images throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 251mm Inspired, original, and laugh–out–loud funny, knitstrips are patterns and knitting instruction mixed with advice and humorous commentary—and presented in illustrated comic book panels. Launched in 2016 on the mega– popular knitting site Modern Daily Knitting, the strips gained instant popularity and have attracted thousands of avid fans. The book includes 22 brand–new patterns and is designed to mimic a bound collection of comic books in a series: each “issue” with its own cover and wry theme— from yarn stashes to binge knitting—that is close to the heart of knitters. Issues offer four to six knitting patterns each, plus designer highlights and a variety of stories and technical discussions. The result is a fresh, lively knitting adventure that is like nothing the fiber world has seen before. Alice Ormsbee Beltran is the creator of Knitstrips, knitting pattern comics launched in 2016, and is based in Long Beach, California. She works with her writing partner and expert knitter, Karen Kim Mar, who lives in Upland, California.

* Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH CRAFT, HOW-TO, FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-4066-4 US $27.50 CAN $34.50 UK £19.99

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Black Girls Sew

CREATIVE SEWING PROJECTS FOR A FASHIONABLE FUTURE BY LESLEY WARE AND HEKIMA HAPA

Black Girls Sew supplies tools, builds skills, and offers encouragement to help young sewists create a powerful sense of self and style

SELLING POINTS A WELCOME VOICE: The first of its kind, Black Girls Sew supports the ongoing work to cultivate Black girls’ identity, foster inclusivity, and encourage creativity. TIMELY AND POWERFUL: The fashion industry is undergoing massive change as they confront lack of diversity and misrepresentation in the field. Black Girls Sew allows readers to see themselves in various facets of the industry, giving them agency around the path they might choose. BROAD APPEAL: The book engages with a wide readership, appealing to those who are interested in learning more about fashion, sewing, design, Black influencers within the industry, and much more.

SPECIFICATIONS * 160 color images throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * PB-Flexibound Black Girls Sew is a nonprofit organization built on strong messaging: teach and empower young girls to take ownership of and have pride in their clothing. Their first book offers the tools, knowledge, and vocabulary to help young people take back their fashion narrative. Black and brown girls and boys need a space where they do not have to encounter misrepresentation of their culture, and this book provides them with a safe space in which to explore their creativity. Primarily the book teaches basic sewing skills and design principles so that readers can create one–of–a–kind looks. By encouraging them to follow their curiosity, rather than telling them what to create, Black Girls Sew helps young fashionistas learn to take risks and explore creative play in clothing design. The way we dress is a means of expression, and by encouraging boys and girls to immerse themselves in the world of fashion, providing projects to create their own wares, and offering historical looks at prominent Black figures who have impacted the industry, Black Girls Sew is a guide for all who are interested in fashion, design, and building their own powerful sense of self and style. Black Girls Sew is a nonprofit organization committed to positively impacting its community through education in sewing, design, and entrepreneurship. Its mission is to offer the tools needed to create a more fashionable future, and the organization focuses on teaching fundamental life skills such as creativity and resourcefulness through the design process. Black Girls Sew is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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SPRING 2022

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RIGHTS: World/All

Color In and Out of the Garden

WATERCOLOR PRACTICES FOR PAINTERS, GARDENERS, AND NATURE LOVERS BY LORENE EDWARDS FORKNER

Capture all the hues of the garden with a few simple brushtrokes and Lorene Edwards Forkner’s inspirational advice on observing color in nature, painting with watercolor, and gardening with joy and intention

SELLING POINTS PAINTING AND GARDENING TREASURE TROVE: Both a seasoned gardener and trained artist, Forkner’s expertise gives the book wide appeal. Readers will find Forkner’s wealth of color knowledge invaluable, whether painting or planning their own gardens. POWERHOUSE INTRODUCTION: Introduction by beloved garden writer Bridget Beth Collins of @Flora Forager (more than 200,000 followers on Instagram) who has offered to help promote the book to her large and passionate fan base of flower lovers. DESIGN APPEAL: Will appeal to gardeners, floral designers, artists, and designers working across a variety of creative disciplines, along with anyone wishing to try their hand at a painting for the first time.

SPECIFICATIONS * 160 color images throughout * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm If you love flowers and the rich colors of the garden, Color In and Out of the Garden is for you. Artist and garden expert Lorene Edwards Forkner shares her simple watercolor techniques for capturing every lovely hue in a miniature artwork. Along the way, she also offers practical advice on topics from painting (no matter your skill level) to gardening mindfully to celebrating life. This delightfully useful and addictively readable little book may just inspire you to begin keeping a garden journal of your own, so you can record favorite plants with just a few simple brushstrokes. Arranged by color, each chapter helps readers sharpen their powers of observation and capture nature’s lovely palette. Plant profiles and personal reflections mingle with creative prompts for making a simple watercolor that helps focus one's attention. Both a mindfulness exercise for seeing garden colors and an easy guide to reproducing them on the page, Forkner guides you through the spectrum with her own watercolors while offering inspiration and a delightful garden respite from everyday stress. Lorene Edwards Forkner is the author of five books and the garden columnist for the Seattle Times, where her column is read by more than 700,000 gardening enthusiasts.

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SPRING 2022

23


From Margarita in Retrograde • By Vanessa Li and Bowen Goh


RIGHTS: World/All

Real Life, Real Love

LIFE LESSONS ON JOY, PAIN, AND THE MAGIC THAT HOLDS US TOGETHER BY DJ ENVY AND GIA CASEY

Advice on how to have healthy, dynamic relationships from Raashaun (DJ Envy) and Gia Casey, revealing their secrets to navigating marriage, family, and faith

SELLING POINTS DEDICATED FOLLOWERS: Gia and Raashaun Casey have a combined platform that includes more than 2.3 million Instagram followers and 4.2 million YouTube subscribers. Aside from live podcast tapings that sell out, they run other events and experiences for their fans, including high–priced weekend workshops about romance, family, and finances. GUARANTEED PROMOTION: The book will be promoted on Raashaun’s nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club, with millions of daily listeners. Gia and Raashaun will also promote the book on their podcast, The Casey Crew, which averages 65,000 downloads per episode. COMMERCIAL APPEAL: Real Life, Real Love is the perfect cross section of pop culture, celebrity memoir, and tangible advice.

Gia and Raashaun Casey met when they were two teenagers living around the corner from each other in Queens. They have been together for an astounding 25 years and have remained together through Raashaun's growing celebrity, a devastating (and very public) cheating scandal, and the births of five children. Now, a quarter of a century into their relationship, they are stronger and more committed to each other than they’ve ever been, and their fans are clamoring to know how they did it. In Real Love, Gia and Raashaun explore the entire chronology of their love story with remarkable vulnerability, searing honesty, and a lot of humor. It’s a riveting narrative about how to grow together, an aspirational guidebook for people who seek the same unconditional love in their relationships, and an in–depth look at how to remain equals after being thrust into the public eye. Raashaun Casey, also known as DJ Envy, and Gia Casey have been together for 25 years and married for 18. They host The Casey Crew, a podcast exploring the good, bad, and ugly sides of relationships and family life. It has been ranked by Essence as one of the best podcasts about Black love and family. Raashaun is also a host on The Breakfast Club, alongside Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee. Raashaun and Gia live in New Jersey.

SPECIFICATIONS * 16-page photo insert * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL INSPIRATION, SELF-HELP, FAMILY, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5278-0 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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RIGHTS: North America

How to Be a Boss B*tch BY CHRISTINE QUINN

Christine Quinn, the breakout star of Netflix’s hit Selling Sunset, shows how women’s constant need to apologize holds them back, offering her own story and advice to help them overcome this habit and get what they want

SELLING POINTS HIT TV SHOW: Quinn will return for the 4th and 5th seasons of Selling Sunset, streaming in 190 countries. Quinn will introduce her book into the storyline of the coming seasons. AUTHOR PLATFORM: Quinn has appeared on the cover of Playboy, Maxim, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue. Media outlets have covered her every move since she came into the public eye. People, Nylon, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, Vice, and more have published articles on Quinn’s hot takes, style advice, and personal life. Quinn will launch an international beauty brand later this year. SOCIAL MEDIA PHENOMENON: An iconic figure in popular culture, Quinn has more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram, with 466,000 weekly content/post engagements.

SPECIFICATIONS Part manifesto, part tell–all, Christine Quinn’s How to Be a Boss B*tch brings readers all the details of her journey from high school dropout and Texas bartender to self–made millionaire, entrepreneur, and reality TV star. Quinn has been called everything from “the most–talked–about woman on TV” to “the villain 2020 needed.” When competitive colleagues, ex–boyfriends, or cast mates call her a bitch, she says thank you. She doesn’t apologize for any of the qualities that got her the success she has today: tenacity, outspoken confidence, and fearless authenticity, all while dressed in full glam and Balenciaga. When Christine talks about not apologizing she is not proposing that you treat others poorly or dismissively, but rather to stop wasting time feeling bad for youthful mistakes, for ambition, or for demanding that your partner steps up and does their fair share. It is this apologizing, she argues, that holds us back, and once we confront it and learn to acknowledge and then sidestep it, we can truly become the boss bitches that we are meant to be. Christine Quinn is the breakout star of Netflix’s hugely popular Selling Sunset and a member of the elite real estate firm selling high–end luxury properties to affluent clients in the Los Angeles area. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

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RIGHTS: World/All

I've Got Your Back

HOW TO STOP HARASSMENT WHEN YOU SEE IT BY EMILY MAY AND JORGE ARTEAGA

Hollaback!’s accessible and engaging step–by–step instructional guide to safe and effective bystander intervention

SELLING POINTS TIMELY SUBJECT: Around the world, there has been a dramatic rise in harassment against marginalized communities, which had led to increased discussion of bystander intervention in media coverage. RECENT GROWTH: Thus far in 2021, more than 110,000 people have signed up for Hollaback!’s bystander trainings. Its training methodology, the 5D’s of bystander intervention, is being scaled globally through a “train the trainer” module with local NGOs in partnership in& L’Oreal Paris. SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: Hollaback! has 46,000 Facebook followers, 35,000 Instagram followers, and 24,000 Twitter followers, and it’s heavily engaged in the organizing and activism community.

Bystander intervention is simply overcoming that “freeze” instinct and getting back to the very human desire to take care of one another. It’s not about being the hero, strapping on spandex, and saving the day. And it certainly isn’t about sacrificing your own safety. From the nonprofit organization Hollaback!, I’ve Got Your Back teaches readers the ins and outs of bystander intervention using Hollaback!’s methodology: the 5D’s of bystander intervention—distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct. Each chapter of the book dives deeply into what these D’s can look like in practice, whether you are in public, online, or at work. The rise in interest in bystander intervention comes at a moment when trust in the institutions historically responsible for keeping us safe is crumbling. However, as trust in our systems falters, trust in our own agency and our own ability to create change is rising. Perhaps for the first time we see that our actions matter. Or, at a minimum, we know our actions are the only thing we can truly control. We all have a role to play when it comes to ending hate and harassment in our communities. If you’re new to these efforts, I’ve Got Your Back will give you the skills to get started. And if you’ve been doing this work for years, this book will provide you with the language to mentor others just beginning their journey. Emily May is an international leader in the movement to end harassment in all its forms. In 2005, at the age of 24, she cofounded Hollaback! May has won 11 awards for her work and been featured in more than 200 news media outlets, including People, the New York Times, and NPR. May holds a bachelor’s from New York University, a master’s from the London School of Economics, and is a Prime Movers Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow. Jorge Arteaga’s passion for history, places, and people and his ability to plan and execute have allowed him to bring his operational skills to serve in the social justice movement. He earned his bachelor’s in American Studies from SUNY College at Old Westbury and his master’s in American Studies at The City College of New York. He is currently completing his MS in project management and operations at Southern New Hampshire University.

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NOTABLE RECOGNITION: Hollaback!’s work has been recognized by President Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem, comedian W. Kamau Bell, Eva Longoria, and Lady Gaga, among many others.

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RIGHTS: World English

12 Notes

SELLING POINTS

ON LIFE AND CREATIVITY BY QUINCY JONES

Wisdom and musings on creativity and life from one of the world’s most beloved musicians, producers, and mentors, Quincy Jones

LEGENDARY MUSICIAN: Time named Jones one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. In 2013, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Netflix documentary Quincy won a Grammy for Best Music Film in 2019, making Jones the second– highest Grammy winner of all time. TRENDING: 12 Notes is reminiscent of Questlove’s Creative Quest, Scott Barry Kaufman’s Wired to Create, and Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. SOCIAL MEDIA: Jones has 700,000+ Instagram followers and 550,000 Twitter followers. DECADES OF EXPERIENCE: Jones offers his knowledge of cultivating creativity and the wisdom of having experienced more than six decades in the music industry.

12 Notes is a self–development guide that will affirm that creativity is a calling that can and should be answered, no matter your age or experience. Drawing from his own life, and those of his many creative collaborators past and present, Quincy Jones presents readers with lessons that are hardworking and accessible, yet speak to the passion of self–expression. He includes sections as deep as how to transform grief into power, and as practical as how to set goals and articulate intentions through daily affirmations. Weaving his story throughout, Jones lets readers in on his own creative process, as well as the importance of letting honesty, hard work, and good relationships drive your career. Quincy Jones is an American record producer, multi–instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and living legend. His career spans more than 60 years in the entertainment industry, with a record 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992. He lives in Los Angeles.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL BUSINESS, CREATIVITY, SELF-HELP, MUSIC ISBN 978-1-4197-5256-8 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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Margarita in Retrograde COCKTAILS FOR EVERY SIGN

BY VANESSA LI AND BOWEN GOH, CO-OWNERS OF MOOD RING

Unique and dangerously drinkable cocktail recipes for every astrological sign, so the stars can guide your imbibing as much as they do the rest of your life

SELLING POINTS A DELICIOUS COCKTAIL OF TWO BELOVED TRENDS: Margarita in Retrograde perfectly blends the enduring trends of astrology and humorous cocktail books with a fun, fresh perspective. IDEAL AUTHORS: Li and Goh are incredibly well–connected, with a network of brand partners and contacts to draw from for promotion, and their bar Mood Ring has already garnered buzz from a range of media outlets. TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD MEETS CO—STAR APP: The book speaks to astrology– obsessed Gen Z and millennials with its edgy aesthetic, and the authors’ expertise lends the recipes creative sophistication.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 5" - 127mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL The movements of the heavens have the power to rule our lives—from who we date or how we express ourselves to when we make career moves or whether we make that big purchase. Why shouldn't we let them rule how we drink as well? Featuring everything from chili–infused tequila for the adventurous Aquarius to an espresso–based cocktail for the unstoppable Virgo, these recipes will give you the tools you need to pay tribute to the sign of your choice, whether you love that sign, hate that sign, or are that sign. With names such as Sorry I Ghosted You, What's My Age Again?, and Pillow Talk, and featuring ingredients ranging from gummy bears and CBD drops to star anise and oat milk, these tempting cocktails have been expertly tailored to every sector of the zodiac, with four recipes dedicated to each sun sign plus more for various cosmic events. Witty, wise, and welcoming to cocktail makers of all levels, Margarita in Retrograde is a loving tribute and essential resource for every enlightened mixologist. Vanessa Li and Bowen Goh are best friends and co– owners of the astrology–themed bar Mood Ring in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In February 2020 they opened Heaven or Las Vegas, a karaoke bar also located in Brooklyn. Li’s background is originally in nonprofits and she spent six years working at a queer and transgender youth community center with a focus on social justice workshops and job readiness programs. Goh’s background is in filmmaking and business. Together, they strive to make Mood Ring an inclusive safe space for LGBTQ and BIPOC patrons of all stripes. Li and Goh live in Brooklyn.

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Keanu Reeves: Most Triumphant

THE MOVIES AND MEANING OF AN IRREPRESSIBLE ICON BY ALEX PAPPADEMAS

A tribute to and exploration of the magic behind one of Hollywood's most legendary and unknowable stars, Keanu Reeves, and the profound lessons we can learn from his success

SELLING POINTS A MAJOR KEANU MOMENT: Reeves has been hugely trending for a few years in what fans online have called “The Keanussiance.” In May 2022, John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theaters and reignite Keanu mania. BOOKS ABOUT MEME– WORTHY CELEBRITIES WORK: This book will do for Reeves what The Tao of Bill Murray (70,000+ copies sold) did for Bill Murray. These celebrities merge nostalgia for their classic movies with a very current, very online fandom and fervor.

There can be no doubt: Keanu Reeves is a phenomenon. He’s at once a badass action star, a hunky dreamboat who People magazine has called “the Internet’s boyfriend,” a vintage motorcycle enthusiast, a niche art book publisher, a living meme, and a legend. He seems to upend every rule governing celebrity in the 21st century. But how? In Keanu Reeves: Most Triumphant, cultural critic Alex Pappademas attempts to address Keanu’s unmatched eternality and the other big questions raised by his career arc. Sharp, funny, deeply researched, and fully celebratory of the enigmatic actor, this is the first book to take Keanu’s whole deal as seriously as it deserves. Yes, even Johnny Mnemonic, where Keanu mind melds with a dolphin. Along the way, Pappademas reveals the lessons we can learn from Keanu about Hollywood, our broader culture, and even life itself. Alex Pappademas is a writer, editor, and occasional podcaster who lives in Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor of reported features and critical essays to the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, GENMag.com, Men’s Health, and Airbnb Magazine. He has also written for Grantland, Esquire, Spin, and Rolling Stone. From 2015 to 2017 he was the executive editor of MTV News; prior to that, he was a staff writer at Grantland and the cohost of the acclaimed pop–culture podcast Do You Like Prince Movies?.

CONNECTED AUTHOR: Alex Pappademas is the perfect author for this book. In addition to writing a viral 2019 profile of Reeves for GQ, for which he hung out with Reeves, he writes for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Spin. He’s extremely social– media savvy, and his followers and friends include Jia Tolentino, Shea Serrano, Chuck Klosterman, and more.

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 black-and-white photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL POP CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, FILM ISBN 978-1-4197-5226-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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How to Fail Successfully

FINDING YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL THROUGH MISTAKES AND CHALLENGES BY BRANDON STOSUY

From Brandon Stosuy, cofounder of the Creative Independent, an interactive guide to navigating disappointments and finding happy accidents in a creative life, filled with advice from artists across disciplines

SELLING POINTS WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: Stosuy has access to a remarkable list of artists who have contributed to the series and will continue to promote it. He has more than 30,000 followers on Twitter, 5,000 followers on Instagram, and is becoming increasing influential through The Creative Independent, with more than 65,000 Instagram followers. ONGOING INTEREST IN CREATIVE SELF–HELP: Books that demystify the creative process are evergreen. Think Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist, and more recently, Adam J. Kurtz’s Things Are What You Make of Them. BROADLY APPEALING: Stosuy’s approach sets itself apart by including diverse voices across disciplines and generations. His books appeal not just to makers but to anyone who’s interested in what it means to live a creative life.

SPECIFICATIONS The third in a series of three interactive guides to the practical and emotional sides of living a creative life, How to Fail Successfully tackles the inevitable challenges that come with making work and releasing it into the world. Whether you are confronting “failure” in the form of fear, imposter syndrome, or negative feedback, this book provides insights and exercises to help you reframe these vulnerabilities as vital components to your process. Working artists from all walks of life—such as musicians, authors, filmmakers, dancers, designers, and visual artists—offer their advice throughout the book, providing ample evidence that even the most accomplished among us deal with ongoing self–doubt. Part memoir, part zine, part “how–to,” and part oral history, in How to Fail Successfully author and curator Brandon Stosuy taps into his own experiences and an incredible network of talent to provide diverse (and diverging) perspectives on how success and failure are intertwined. Taken as a stand–alone guide or the finale of a series (including Make Time for Creativity and Stay Inspired), this book provides the support you need to take creative risks and make work on your terms. The book also includes quotes by Jason Reynolds (YA author), Björk (musician), Matthew Day Jackson (visual artist), Josh Fadem (comedian), Hanif Abdurraqib (poet and author), Sasha Grey (actor and DJ), Sigrid Lauren (choreographer), and many more. Brandon Stosuy is the cofounder and editor in chief at The Creative Independent, the cofounder of the annual Basilica SoundScape festival in Hudson, New York, the cofounder of Zone 6 Artist Management and Gallery, and has been a music curator at both the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and MoMA PS1 in New York City. In addition to Make Time for Creativity, Stay Inspired, and How to Fail Successfully, he is the author of two children’s books, Music Is . . . and We Are Music.

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LAND

PHOTOGRAPHS THAT MAKE YOU THINK BY HENRY CARROLL

A provocative look at our relationship to the natural world from bestselling author and art writer Henry Carroll, with images from today's most innovative photographers

SELLING POINTS PROVOCATIVE SMALL– FORMAT: These books combine Carroll’s deep knowledge of photography with his contemporary approach, creating a tone that is neither academic nor too highbrow, but rather accessible for the general reader. POWERHOUSE AUTHOR: Since publication in 2014, Carroll's Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs series has sold nearly one million copies across 17 languages and is stocked at booksellers everywhere, as well as specialty, gift, and museum stores. COMPACT SIZE: Uniquely accessible and approachable, each book in this series is a highly visual 128–page trove of inspiration. They are designed to help photography students, creatives in all fields, hobbyists, and people with iPhones or automatic digital cameras cut through the technical jargon and develop their own visual literacy.

How do the most diverse and relevant voices of contemporary photography respond to the urgent issues of today? In this series of small, insightful, and beautifully presented books, Henry Carroll, the bestselling photography writer of the last decade, unpacks the ideas behind images to reflect on race, gender, faith, inequality, beauty, politics, and our shifting relationship to animals, nature, and the environment. Land: Photographs That Make You Think considers humanity’s changing relationship with the natural world, a relationship that has seen us edge further away from real encounters. The photographs explore how the sublime can be commodified, packaged, and distributed, leading to an alarming emotional distancing. With images from a diverse group of photographers, Carroll explores the impermanence of borders, the human reaction to scenes of devastation on Instagram feeds, and the many variables that inform one’s relationship to land. He considers how a photographer’s response to landscape is subjective, full of meaning that’s colored by their own psyches, foibles, fears, and hopes. With captivating and striking photography, Carroll invites the reader to contemplate how their inner world influences their interactions with the natural world. Henry Carroll is the author of ten books published in more than twenty languages, including the bestselling series Read This Book if You Want to Take Great Photographs. He is originally from London and has an MFA from the Royal College of Art. Carroll now lives in Los Angeles, where he mostly plays chess, runs on the beach, makes furniture, and writes.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout

* 144 pages

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Walk with Me New York BY SUSAN KAUFMAN

From photographer Susan Kaufman, an intimate celebration of the beauty and charm of New York City

SELLING POINTS QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORK: Kaufman’s version of New York is aspirational, comforting, and intoxicating. This book is for anyone who dreams of living in a beautiful brownstone, exploring winding West Village streets, and experiencing the fantasy New York life. TIMELY PUBLICATION: Although COVID–19 temporarily disrupted some aspects of New York, Kaufman reminds readers of the charm and soul of the city. Walk with Me New York will be the ideal gift for those who have missed visiting the city or meandering through the streets. STRONG SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Kaufman has more than 74,000 engaged Instagram followers (@skaufman4050) and her platform continues to grow.

For some people, New York City exists only in their imaginations, a big– screen beacon of wonder and twenty–four seven delight. For others, it’s a dream destination: the diverse urban center where they will finally feel they belong. And still for many, it’s the place they already call home. No matter how you view New York, longtime fashion editor and photographer Susan Kaufman will help you see the city with fresh, appreciative eyes. As she travels with her camera through New York, Susan Kaufman invites readers to see the city as she does: from the sidewalk. She explores the beauty of the city found in its charming townhouses, decorated shops, lovely parks, shop facades, and serene streetscapes. New York may be known as the city that never sleeps, but beneath the bustle, there’s a soulful side, with its own quiet power and universal allure. Walk with Me New York invites readers to appreciate the streets and buildings that have made the world’s most iconic city survive centuries of change yet retain its vitality and aspirational magnetism. Susan Kaufman was the founding editor in chief of Time Inc.’s People StyleWatch magazine. She was named “Editor of the Year” in Ad Age’s “A– List” issue, and under her leadership, People StyleWatch landed the highly coveted number one position as “Magazine of the Year,” also in the “A–List” issue. Her previous roles also include fashion editor at Glamour, fashion director at Mademoiselle, and style director at People. She is now a photographer and Instagrammer in her post–publishing career. Kaufman splits her time between her Greenwich Village apartment and her home in the Hamptons, which she shares with her husband and black Lab, Lucky.

WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: Susan is the former editor–in– chief at PeopleStyle Watch and is a magazine industry veteran. She has also appeared on The View and E’s Fashion Police and provided commentary for publications such as the New York Times, WSJ, and the Los Angeles Times.

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My Greatest Save

THE BRAVE, BARRIER-BREAKING JOURNEY OF A HALL-OF-FAME GOALKEEPER BY BRIANA SCURRY WITH WAYNE COFFEY; FOREWORD BY ROBIN ROBERTS

A deeply moving and painfully honest memoir from the trailblazing, World Cup– winning, Olympic gold medalist, and US Women’s soccer goalie Briana Scurry Praise for Briana Scurry “There are more famous athletes in the world than Briana Scurry. There are few who can match her humanity. She is an extraordinary woman. She’s an extraordinary advocate for those of us in the LGBTQ+ community. She is a person who lives her life, and her truth, with uncommon grace. She has a powerful and uplifting story to tell.” ––Robin Roberts, anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America

Briana Scurry was a pioneer on the US Women’s National Team. She won gold in Atlanta in 1996, the first time women’s soccer was ever played in the Olympics. She was a key part of the fabled “99ers,” making an epic save in the decisive penalty–kick shootout in the final. Scurry captured her second Olympic gold in 2004, cementing her status as one of the premier players in the world. She was the only Black player on the team, and she was also the first player to be openly gay. It was a singularly amazing ride, one that Scurry handled with her trademark generosity and class—qualities that made her one of the most popular players ever to wear a US jersey. But Scurry’s storybook career ended in 2010 when a knee to the head left her with severe head trauma. She was labeled “temporarily totally disabled,” and the reality was even worse. She spiraled into depression, debt, and endured such pain that she closed out her closest friends and soccer soulmates. She pawned her gold medals. She walked to the edge of a waterfall and contemplated suicide. It seemed like the only way out until Scurry made her greatest save of all. A memoir of startling candor, My Greatest Save is a story of triumph, tragedy, and redemption from a woman who has broken through barriers her entire life. Briana Scurry is one of the greatest players of the US Women's National Soccer team. Her epic contributions to her sport and her country are recognized in a permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Wayne Coffey is the author or coauthor of more than 30 books, including bestsellers The Closer (with Mariano Rivera) and When Nobody Was Watching (with Carli Lloyd).

SELLING POINTS LEGENDARY ATHLETE: Scurry was a key part of the 1999 US Women’s National soccer team. She is the only female goalkeeper and the only Black woman in the US Soccer Hall of Fame. MAJOR PUBLICITY: Multiple national network television appearances are already confirmed, and Scurry will have an extensive speaking schedule on publication. AUTHOR PLATFORM: Scurry is the subject of a documentary on CBS and Paramount+ scheduled to air in late 2021 or early 2022, and she will be appearing on CBS as a soccer analyst starting in January 2022. KEY ANNIVERSARY: June 23, 2022, will be the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, a moment Scurry can speak to––she is featured prominently in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Title IX exhibit.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE SPORTS, MEMOIR ISBN 978-1-4197-5767-9 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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FAME-ISH

MY LIFE AT THE EDGE OF STARDOM BY MARY LYNN RAJSKUB

A riotously funny collection of essays by actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub about her awkward, bumbling rise to fame

SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL CATEGORY: FAME–ISH joins an illustrious list of memoirs and essay collections written by famously funny women in show business, including Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Ellie Kemper, and Amanda Seales. PROMOTABLE AUTHOR: Rajskub has more than 150,000 Twitter followers and 62,000 Instagram followers, including Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Fred Armisen, and many other Hollywood A–listers.

It’s not easy being unabashedly famous. Fame. Fortune. Younger men. Being mistaken for different actresses who are slightly prettier and more famous than you. It’s all part of the gig, and Mary Lynn Rajskub is a pro. Hilarious and self– deprecating, FAME–ISH is Rajskub’s debut collection of essays. Smart, satirical, and relatable, this book gives new meaning to the word icon, as Rajskub navigates the entertainment world against the backdrop of her own quirky idiosyncrasies. She describes what it's like to make out with Tom Cruise, be a waitress at Denny’s, and find your life’s purpose in 300 indecipherable, not–easy steps—all in a day’s work. Rajskub is honest about her experiences with bisexuality, her college years as a slug, and the bright lights of stardom, ultimately giving the people what they want: an endearing look at what it’s like to be unabashedly famous. Mary Lynn Rajskub is an actress, comedian, and writer, best known for playing Chloe on the Fox drama 24 and Gail the Snail from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She has also been in Safety Not Guaranteed, Little Miss Sunshine, Legally Blonde 2, Julie and Julia, Grey’s Anatomy, and many other popular movies and TV shows. Rajskub performs stand–up comedy across the country. She lives in Los Angeles.

SO MANY CREDITS: Rajskub has appeared in 24, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Night School, Safety Not Guaranteed, Wilson, Little Miss Sunshine, Legally Blonde 2, Julie and Julia, Punch Drunk Love, Mysterious Skin, Firewall, Grey’s Anatomy, Gilmore Girls, The Girlfriend Experience, The Larry Sanders Show, Two Broke Girls, and Mr. Show with Bob and David.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL HUMOR, POP CULTURE, MEMOIR ISBN 978-1-4197-5479-1 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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Diamonds & Deadlines

A TALE OF GREED, DECEIT, AND A GILDED AGE FEMALE TYCOON BY BETSY PRIOLEAU

The first biography of the glamorous and scandalous Miriam Leslie—a titan of publishing and an unsung hero of women’s suffrage—connecting Gilded Age opulence with present–day social justice Praise for Betsy Prioleau “Prioleau is almost incapable of writing a dreary sentence. . . . Delightful philosophy and wickedly wonderful advice.” —USA Today (for Seductresses) “Bold . . . with a pinch of bawd, laid on a foundation of detailed research.” —Miami Herald (for Swoon) “With exceptional vocabulary and bright prose, Prioleau offers a thoroughly researched, irresistible, accessible look at ladies’ men.” —Library Journal, starred review (for Swoon)

Among the fabled tycoons of the Gilded Age—Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt—is a forgotten figure: Mrs. Frank Leslie. For 20 years she ran the country’s largest publishing company, Frank Leslie Enterprises, which chronicled the postbellum United States in dozens of weeklies and monthlies. A pioneer in an all–male industry, she made a fortune and became a national celebrity in the process. But Miriam Leslie was also a byword for scandal: She flouted feminine convention, took lovers, married four times, and harbored unsavory secrets which she concealed through a skein of lies and multiple personas. Both before and after her death, glimpses of the truth emerged, including an illegitimate birth and a checkered youth. At the end, Leslie, a staunch royalist and member of the ultra–elite, willed her multimillion–dollar estate to women’s suffrage, providing enough funding to guarantee the passage of the 19th Amendment. A dazzling biography, Diamonds & Deadlines reveals the unknown, sensational life of the brilliant and brazen “Empress of Journalism” who presaged the feminist future and reflected, in bold relief, the Gilded Age, one of the most momentous, seismic, and vivid epochs in American history. Betsy Prioleau is an author, radio personality, and cultural historian. She received a PhD in American literature at Duke University, then went on to teach English and world literature at Manhattan College, where she was a tenured associate professor. She was a scholar in residence at New York University, and most recently taught cultural history at the New York University Liberal Studies Program. She is the author of Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them and Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love. Prioleau lives in New York.

SELLING POINTS TRAILBLAZING FEMINIST ICON: Despite touting Victorian ideals for women in her magazines, Leslie dominated the all–male publishing industry and donated her fortune to further the cause for women's suffrage. A “HERSTORY” BIOGRAPHY: Diamonds & Deadlines uncovers the life of an incredibly influential and successful Gilded Age businesswoman who has been forgotten by history. FOR FANS OF SOCIETY PERIOD DRAMAS: The biography will appeal to fans of series such as Downton Abbey and Bridgerton, as well as a new series by Julian Fellowes called The Gilded Age, starring Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon, set to air on HBO in 2022. UNPARALLELED ACCESS: The author draws from Leslie’s diaries, correspondence, genealogies, and published works to provide an intimate look at the life of one of the Gilded Age’s most complex heiresses.

SPECIFICATIONS * 25-30 black-and-white images in one insert

* 336 pages

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It Was All a Dream

BIGGIE AND THE WORLD THAT MADE HIM BY JUSTIN TINSLEY

From a talented young journalist on the rise, a deeply reported, timely new biography of the Notorious B.I.G., publishing for what would have been his 50th birthday

SELLING POINTS BIG ANNIVERSARY: The project is aimed to publish for what would have been Biggie’s 50th birthday. BIG SUBJECT: Biggie is as popular as ever. Nearly 25 years after his death, he has 12.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and was recently the subject of a popular Netflix documentary. BIG AUTHOR: Tinsley’s star is growing. He’s a widely read journalist, host of a forthcoming 30 for 30 podcast series on Nipsey Hussle, and is a frequent guest on TV, including as a weekly guest on ESPN’s Around the Horn. He will be featured on the Ringer’s “60 Songs That Explain the ’90s” talking about Biggie’s hit “Juicy.”

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most charismatic and talented artists of the 1990s. Born Christopher Wallace and raised in Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, Biggie lived an almost archetypal rap life: young trouble, drug dealing, guns, prison, a giant hit record, the wealth and international superstardom that came with it, then an early violent death. Biggie released his first record, Ready to Die, in 1994, when he was only 22. Less than three years later, he was killed just days before the planned release of his second record Life After Death. Journalist Justin Tinsley’s It Was All a Dream is a fresh, insightful telling of the life beyond the legend. It is based on extensive interviews with those who knew and loved Biggie, including neighbors, friends, DJs, party promoters, and journalists. And it places Biggie’s life in context, both within the history of rap but also the wider cultural and political forces that shaped him, including Caribbean immigration, the Reagan era disinvestment in public education, street life, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and the booming, creative, and influential 1990s music industry. This is the story of where Biggie came from, the forces that shaped him, and the legacy he has left behind. Justin Tinsley is a senior sports and culture reporter with ESPN’s The Undefeated. In his six years with the company, Tinsley has written thought–provoking commentary and journalism on a range of subjects including Marvin Gaye, Malcom X, James Baldwin, Serena Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and Cardi B, with a focus on the intersection of sports, race, and culture. He is a regular panelist on ESPN’s daily sports debate talk show Around the Horn and is currently working on a multi–episode 30 for 30 podcast on the late rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist Nipsey Hussle, scheduled for a summer 2021 release. A graduate of Hampton University and Georgetown University, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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George Michael

SELLING POINTS

A LIFE

BY JAMES GAVIN

An expansive look at the troubled life of legendary singer, songwriter, and producer George Michael—written by an acclaimed music biographer

MOST COMPREHENSIVE BIOGRAPHY: Gavin is committed to creating the first full–scale biography of George Michael. He intends to tell the whole story, from Michael’s youth in the UK with his Greek and English parents to his early days as the real engine behind Wham! and more. Gavin also honestly investigates and reports the artist’s later, darker years filled with reckless behavior and substance abuse, which could have contributed to his early death. LEGENDARY MUSICIAN: Over the course of his life, Michael sold more than 80 million records worldwide and achieved eight number–one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 and seven number–one songs on the UK Singles Chart.

Christmas night of 2016 brought the jarring news that, in the morning hours, George Michael had died in bed of heart failure at the age of 53; his boyfriend had discovered the body. Suddenly he was all over the news after nearly three years of mostly silent reclusion. It’s said that he spent those years hidden away in his British mansion, bloated, chronically depressed, musically inactive, and high. Michael was an extravagantly gifted, open–hearted soul singer whose work was both pained and smolderingly erotic; he was a songwriter of craft and substance. Prior to his death, however, the press had shown no sympathy for this self–sabotaging superstar. He lived a life of ultimate privilege, yet seemed so tortured by everything he had coveted that he could not face life sober. Fans stayed loyal, but the press was unforgiving, almost exclusively citing reports about his DUIs, his jail sentence for having crashed into a storefront, and his European tour that was canceled due to a near–fatal bout with pneumonia. Michael's story follows an arc that many who have raw talent and find fame come to know: He was a troubled, chemically dependent artist who poured his struggles into music of deep psychological complexity, musical sophistication, and soul. His mystique looms large over the work and is, in turn, not easily forgotten. George Michael: A Life explores the tragically predictable story of an utterly unpredictable artist—how he found and then lost himself in the music. James Gavin is a writer and music biographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Time Out New York, and Vanity Fair. He is the author of Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne and Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker. He lives in New York City.

EXPERIENCED WRITER: Gavin has written several substantial and acclaimed volumes on important musicians such as Lena Horne, Chet Baker, and Peggy Lee.

SPECIFICATIONS * 528 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE BIOGRAPHY, MUSIC, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4794-6 US $32.50 CAN $41.50 UK £25.00

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Dirty Pictures

HOW NERDS, FEMINISTS, BIKERS, AND POTHEADS REVOLUTIONIZED COMIX BY BRIAN DOHERTY

The first complete narrative history of Underground Comix, the countercultural movement from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s that forever changed comics

SELLING POINTS RESPECTED AUTHOR: Doherty is a journalist and author who has spent years documenting subversive subcultures and contributing to comics criticism. He has served as a judge for the Eisner Awards, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, USA Today, Slate, and Salon. UNIQUE IN THE MARKET: Dirty Pictures is the first and only narrative history of Underground Comix and the first book to discuss the breadth of comics creators in such detail. BUILT–IN FAN BASE: R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, Trina Robbins, Art Spiegelman, and the other creators included in this history have legions of fans who have followed their work for decades.

In Dirty Pictures: How Nerds, Feminists, Bikers, and Potheads Revolutionized Comix, author and journalist Brian Doherty tells the wild history of the outlaw, outsider, and sometimes illegal world of Underground Comix. This subterranean subgenre of comic strips and books was printed in lofts on out–of–date machinery, published in handbound zines and underground newspapers, and distributed in headshops, porno stores, and on street corners. Comix—spelled that way to distinguish the work from its dime–store superhero contemporaries—presented tales of illicit sex, casual drug use, and a transgressive view of American society that was embraced by hippies, the fine–art world, and legions of future creatives. With a narrative that weaves together the stories of Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, and Art Spiegelman, among many others, Doherty details, in the first complete narrative history of this movement, the local scenes that sprang up in the 1960s and ’70s in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Chicago, and provides insight into the rivalries, ideological battles, and conflicts that flourished. The book begins with the artists’ origin stories and follows them through major successes, including Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Maus and Robbins’s Wimmen’s Comix, and tragedies, from S. Clay Wilson’s spiral into alcohol abuse that resulted in career–ending brain damage to Crumb’s neurotic running from his own success (and his use of controversial race and gender imagery), and ends with an examination of these creators’ legacies. Dirty Pictures is the essential exploration of a truly American art form that recontextualized the way people thought about war, race, sex, gender, and expression. Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and is the author of This Is Burning Man: The Rise of a New American Underground (Little, Brown, 2004). His reporting, essays, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, and Fantagraphics's The Best American Comics Criticism, among others. He has also served as a judge for the comics industry’s Eisner Awards.

STRONG CATEGORY: Narrative books on comics have a robust readership with titles such as Marvel Comics: The Untold Story and The Ten–Cent Plague garnering attention both critically and from the comics fandom at large.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL ART, HISTORY, COMIC ART, COMICS ISBN 978-1-4197-5046-5 US $30.00 CAN $38.00 UK £21.99

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Seventeen and Oh

MIAMI, 1972, AND THE NFL'S ONLY PERFECT SEASON BY MARSHALL JON FISHER

Publishing on the 50th anniversary of that magic season, the definitive chronicle of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only undefeated team in NFL history—from an award–winning literary sportswriter Praise for A Terrible Splendor “Rich and rewarding.” —Wall Street Journal “As engrossing as the contest it portrays.” —Washington Post “Richly detailed . . . the story moves from one nail– biting set to the next against a backdrop of improbably high personal and political stakes.” —Boston Globe “This is sports history at its finest and most thorough.” —Frank Deford

SELLING POINTS BIG ANNIVERSARY: Perfectly timed for a season of anniversaries, starting with the opening of training camp in July through the 50th anniversary of Super Bowl VII on January 14, 2023. COMPELLING READ: Even though the season's results are known ahead of time, this is a suspenseful, entertaining football story. AWARD–WINNING WRITER: Fisher received the inaugural PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting for his historical tennis narrative A Terrible Splendor. Here he brings to life the complicated backdrop to the Miami Dolphins’s perfect season. WIDE READERSHIP: This story will speak to older fans as well as the legions of football fans too young to remember the undefeated team.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm The 1972 Miami Dolphins had something to prove. Losers in the previous Super Bowl, a ragtag bunch of overlooked, underappreciated, or just plain old players, they were led by Don Shula, a genius young coach obsessed with obliterating the reputation that he couldn’t win the big game. And as the Dolphins headed into only their seventh season, all eyes were on Miami. For the last time, a city was hosting both national political conventions, and the backdrop to this season of redemption would be turbulent: the culture wars, the Nixon reelection campaign, the strange, unfolding saga of Watergate, and the war in Vietnam. Generational and cultural divides abounded on the team as well. There were long–haired, bell–bottomed party animals such as Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich, as well as the stylish Marv Fleming and Curtis Johnson, with his supernova afro, playing alongside conservative, straight–laced men like the quarterbacks: Bob Griese and the crew–cut savior, 38– year–old backup Earl Morrall. Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick, nicknamed “Butch and Sundance,” had to make way for a third running back, the outspoken and flamboyant Mercury Morris. But unlike the fractious society around them, this racially and culturally diverse group found a way to meld seamlessly into a team. The perfect team. Marshall Jon Fisher’s Seventeen and Oh is a compelling, fast–paced account of a season unlike any other. Marshall Jon Fisher’s work has appeared in the Atlantic, Harper’s, and other magazines, and has been collected in Best American Essays. His 2009 book A Terrible Splendor was published to great acclaim, winning the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. A feature flm based on the book is in development with Marc Platt Productions and the Ink Factory, slated for release in 2022. Fisher grew up in Miami and lives in the Berkshires.

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Blessed Are the Bank Robbers

THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF AN EVANGELICAL OUTLAW BY CHAS SMITH

A rollicking true story of Bibles and bank robberies in Southern California, from a talented and highly praised gonzo journalist Praise for Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell “[A] ripping profile of the surf culture on Oahu’s North Shore . . . Smith[’s] storytelling is taut.” ––Wall Street Journal “A vivid and somewhat disconcerting depiction of the world of surfing and its attendant problems. . . . An uncommon read for those interested in surfing or those seeking a look at Hawaii from a vantage point not normally found in history books.” —Library Journal “A hip exposé of Hawaii’s North Shore surfing culture . . . entertains, while superior reporting informs and illuminates much about the surf industry’s peculiar machinations, its cavalcade of sun–bleached heroes and the troubled history of Hawaii itself . . . effortlessly shifting from the profound to the profane.” —Kirkus Reviews “A mix of reportage and gonzo journalism . . . [with] trenchant . . . astute observations . . .. If Hunter S. Thompson circa Hell’s Angels merged with a fashion critic to write about surfing for Maxim, the result might be similar.” —Publishers Weekly “Smith grabs us with his first sentence [with] this exciting and revelatory book.” —Booklist Chas Smith grew up deeply enmeshed in the evangelical Christian world that grew out of Southern California in the late 1960s. His family included famous missionaries and megachurch pastors, but his cousin Daniel Courson was Grandma’s favorite. Smith looked up to Cousin Danny. He was handsome, adventurous, and smart, earned a degree from Bible college, and settled into a family and a stable career. Needless to say, it was a big surprise when Cousin Danny started robbing banks. Known as the “Floppy Hat Bandit,” Courson robbed 19 of them in a torrid six–week spree before being caught and sentenced to seven years. When he tried to escape, they tacked on another year. And when he finally got out, despite seeming to be back on the straight and narrow, Cousin Danny disappeared. Banks started getting robbed again. It seemed Cousin Danny might be gunning for the record. Smith’s Blessed Are the Bank Robbers is the wild, and wildly entertaining, story of an all–American anti–hero. It’s a tale of bank robberies, art and jewel heists, high–speed chases, fake identities, encrypted Swiss email accounts, jilted lovers, and the dark side of an evangelical family (and it wasn’t just Danny; an uncle was mixed up with the mujahideen). It’s a book about what it means to live inside the church and outside the law. Chas Smith is the author of Cocaine + Surfing, Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction, and Reports from Hell. Smith began his career as a foreign correspondent, writing pieces for Vice, Paper, and Blackbook, among others, from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Azerbaijan, and Colombia, which led to a brief career as a war correspondent for Current TV. He lives in Los Angeles.

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SELLING POINTS HOT CATEGORY: The true– crime boom in books, TV shows, and podcasts continues. And this is a great, media–friendly story mixing faith, family, and the quintessential American crime of knocking over banks. WICKEDLY ENTERTAINING: Smith writes with verve and a dark sense of humor, perfectly suited to the material. This reads like Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by way of Jon Krakauer, with a little Dirty John and Lodge 9 mixed in. AUTHOR PLATFORM: Well– known in the surfing community, Smith has useful media connections and has written for publications including T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH BIOGRAPHY, MEMOIR, RELIGION ISBN 978-1-4197-5473-9 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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Playing Through the Pain

KEN CAMINITI AND THE STEROIDS CONFESSION THAT CHANGED BASEBALL FOREVER BY DAN GOOD

The powerful story of Ken Caminiti, who changed baseball forever as the first player to confess to having used performance–enhancing steroids

SELLING POINTS THE STORY AT THE HEART OF 1990s BASEBALL: This is the first biography of Ken Caminiti. You can’t tell the story of the 1990s without talking about Caminiti, but his story has been largely forgotten. Millennial baseball fans recall his on–the– field triumphs fondly and will run to this book. BASED ON MORE THAN 400 INTERVIEWS: The author has interviewed more than 400 people from every stage of Caminiti’s life to put together a kaleidoscopic portrait of an incredibly positive and tragic life. TOTALLY JUICED: In 2002, a year after his retirement, Caminiti admitted that he had used steroids during his 1996 MVP season in a cover story for Sports Illustrated. He was the first player to discuss this publicly, and it created a media firestorm. Twenty years after that article, Abrams will publish this book to capitalize on the conversation.

In Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever, writer Dan Good seeks to make sense of MLB MVP Ken Caminiti’s fascinating, troubled life. Good began researching Caminiti in 2012 and conducted his first interviews for his biography in 2013. Since then he’s interviewed nearly 400 people, providing him with an exclusive and exhaustive view into Caminiti’s addictions, use of steroids, baseball successes, and inner turmoil. Decades later, the full truth about Major League Baseball’s steroids era remains elusive, and the story of Caminiti, the player who opened the lid on performance–enhancing drugs in baseball has never been properly told. A gritty third baseman known for his diving stops, cannon arm, and switch–hit power, Caminiti voluntarily admitted in a 2002 Sports Illustrated cover story that he used steroids during his career, including his 1996 MVP season, and guessed that half of the players were using performance–enhancing drugs. “I’ve made a ton of mistakes,” he said. “I don’t think using steroids is one of them.” Good’s on–the–record sources include Caminiti’s steroids supplier, who has never come forward, discussing in detail his efforts to set up drug programs for Caminiti and dozens of other MLB players during the late 1990s; people who attended rehab with Caminiti and revealed the secret inner trauma that fueled his addictions; hundreds of Caminiti’s baseball teammates and coaches, from Little League to the major leagues, who adored and respected him while struggling to understand how to help him amid a culture that cultivated substance abuse; childhood friends who were drawn to his daring personality, warmth, and athleticism; and the teenager at the center of Caminiti’s October 2004 trip to New York City during which he overdosed and died. Dan Good became a book writer and ghostwriter after spending more than a decade as a journalist, most recently running the national breaking news desk for the New York Daily News. A Pennsylvania native, Good fell in love with baseball as a child during the 1990s after his father introduced him to baseball cards and a simulation table game called APBA (pronounced APP–Bah) in which each roll of the dice matched a player’s predicted outcome on the field. He lives in New York.

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BI

THE HIDDEN CULTURE, HISTORY, AND SCIENCE OF BISEXUALITY BY JULIA SHAW

A provocative, eye–opening, and original book on the science of sexuality beyond gender from an internationally bestselling pop–psychologist

SELLING POINTS BROAD INTEREST: An expansive work of popular science pushing beyond binary ideas of attraction, whether straight or gay. This will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in LGBTQIA subjects. NEW GROUND: There is increasing attention on the varieties of sexual orientations, but very little has been published for a commercial audience about bisexuality specifically. The book draws on new, original research by Shaw. EXPERT AUTHOR: Shaw is the founder of the Bisexual Research Group, has a master’s in queer history, and is bisexual. She is also the cohost of the popular new BBC podcast Bad People.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-4435-8 Despite all the welcome changes that have happened in our culture and laws over the past few decades in regards to sexuality, the subject remains one of the most influential but least understood aspects of our lives. For psychologist and bestselling author Julia Shaw, this is both professional and personal—Shaw studies the science of sexuality and she herself is proudly and vocally bisexual. It’s an admission, she writes, that usually causes people’s pupils to dilate, their cheeks to flush, and their questions to start flowing. Ask people to name famous bisexual actors, politicians, writers, or scientists, and they draw a blank. Despite statistics that show bisexuality is more common than homosexuality, bisexuality is often invisible. In BI: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality, Shaw probes the science and culture of attraction beyond the binary. From the invention of heterosexuality to the history of the Kinsey scale, as well as asylum seekers trying to defend their bisexuality in a court of law, there is so much more to explore than most have ever realized. Drawing on her own original research—and her own experiences—this is a personal and scientific manifesto; it’s an exploration of the complexities of the human sexual experience and a declaration of love and respect for the nonconformists among us. Dr. Julia Shaw is a psychological scientist at University College London. She is the founder of the Bisexual Research Group, and in 2017 Shaw co–founded the memory science and artifcial intelligence start–up Spot, which helps employees report workplace harassment and discrimination. She is the author of The Memory Illusion, which was published in 20 languages, and Evil, a bestseller in Canada and Germany. Besides her research, she is a regular keynote speaker on the topics of memory hacking, tackling workplace harassment, and artifcial intelligence, and is the cohost of the BBC podcast Bad People. She lives in London.

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Cimino

THE DEER HUNTER, HEAVEN'S GATE, AND THE PRICE OF A VISION BY CHARLES ELTON

The first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino—and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career Praise for Cimino “One of the strangest and most mysterious of all Hollywood lives gets the treatment it’s been crying out for in this brilliantly insightful biography.” —John Preston, author of Fall: The Mysterious Life and Death of Robert Maxwell, Britain’s Most Notorious Media Baron “I inhaled this book in two sittings. In a magnificent feat of investigative reporting, Charles Elton provides a revelatory reappraisal of Michael Cimino and a tragicomic portrait of late twentieth–century Hollywood.” —Zoë Heller, author of Notes on a Scandal

SELLING POINTS LEGENDARY SUBJECT: Cimino’s brilliant films and spectacular flameout career are the stuff of movie business legend, but have never been written about with this depth. STRONG CATEGORY: Narrative histories of the film industry, analysis of famous films, and biographies of directors are of enduring appeal to readers. AUTHOR CONNECTIONS: Elton is an industry insider, a producer, and former agent with an excellent network and an intimate understanding of the business. LGBTQ INTEREST: Cimino’s life story involves a late–in–life change that is newsworthy and handled with sensitivity.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm The director Michael Cimino (1939–2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven’s Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino’s sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven’s Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era. Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven’s Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton’s Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino’s peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal. Charles Elton was a director of the Curtis Brown agency, representing flm directors and screenwriters in London and Los Angeles. He was an independent TV producer before becoming an executive producer of drama at ITV in England, where he has been responsible for many award–winning shows. He is the author of two novels.

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Kraken

THE CURIOUS, EXCITING, AND SLIGHTLY DISTURBING SCIENCE OF SQUID BY WENDY WILLIAMS

The enthralling examination of one of the most popular and most intriguing animals in the deep blue sea

SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL HARDCOVER WITH BACKLIST POTENTIAL: The book was enthusiastically received by critics and the scientific community and sold about twelve thousand copies, and the author gets requests for it to come back in print often. This book will have a long life in paperback. FASCINATING SCIENCE: Scientists joke that squids should win the Nobel Prize for all the discoveries they've facilitated. Current squid–enabled research includes finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, figuring out how to stretch or regenerate damaged human nerves, and finding better camouflage technologies. STRONG CATEGORY: Kraken falls squarely into the popularly– written, single subject books on natural history like Mark Kurlansky’s Cod and The Big Oyster.

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 black-and-white illustrations throughout

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* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback The ocean is the last remaining source of profound mystery and discovery on Earth with eighty percent of it still largely unexplored; thus, it is of perennial fascination. In Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid, journalist Wendy Williams introduces one of the ocean’s most charismatic, monstrous, enigmatic, and curious inhabitants: the squid. More than just calamari, squid species are fascinatingly odd creatures, with much to teach us about our own species, not to mention the obsessive interest so many of us can't help but have for the enormous beast that is the giant squid, which is quick to attack sperm whales, and even submarines and boats. Williams also examines other equally enthralling cephalopods, including the octopus and the cuttlefish, and explores their otherworldly abilities, such as camouflage and bioluminescence. Kraken takes the reader on a wild ride through the world of squid science and adventure, along the way answering some riddles about how the human brain works, what intelligence really is, and what monsters lie in the deep. Wendy Williams weaves a rich narrative tapestry around her subject, drawing powerfully on the passions and discoveries of scientists, fisherman, and squid enthusiasts around the world.

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Wendy Williams is a journalist and author. She has written for the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. She is also the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Horse, which was also chosen by the Wall Street Journal as a 2015 Best Book of The Year and won a Nautilus Book Award.

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Crossing the River

SEVEN STORIES THAT SAVED MY LIFE, A MEMOIR BY CAROL SMITH

A powerful exploration of grief and resilience that combines memoir, reportage, and lessons in how to heal Praise for Crossing the River “I was grateful to discover Crossing the River when I did, at a time when it could help me and tell me to keep going. But we’ve all been in pain at some point. The human condition takes care of that. That’s why this book is for everyone.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “This memoir is told so compellingly that 15 pages in, no possibility of putting it down existed. I read it at my desk as afternoon turned to night, with no thought of doing anything else until the last page turned. . . . It’s magnificent.” —Montana Standard “[An] intimate and humane narrative that should offer solace for readers who have experienced similar circumstances. An uplifting group of moving stories.” —Kirkus Reviews “In our time of unprecedented loss, Crossing the River is a necessary book—a book about learning how to bear the unbearable that becomes a manual for living. I found myself copying many of its sentences down in a notebook, not just for their wisdom but also for their plainspoken and emotionally precise music. It is beautifully wrought, beautifully thought, and above all beautifully felt.” —Tom Junod

SELLING POINTS BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING: A touching and inspiring book. Carol Smith writes superbly about her own loss, but also about how others faced grief and how they survived. MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER: In the wake of the pandemic, millions of Americans are coping with grief and this is a valuable tool for finding meaning and resilience. A PROVEN CATEGORY: For readers of books like Blue Nights by Joan Didion and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-5014-4 US $16.00 CAN $20.00 UK £10.99

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Carol Smith is an award–winning journalist and editor for NPR affiliate KUOW in Seattle. Previously she worked for the Seattle Post–Intelligencer and the Los Angeles Times. Her newspaper work has won dozens of national and regional awards and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize a remarkable seven times, and her writing has appeared in more than a dozen literary journals. Smith was recently named Editor of the Year by Public Media Journalists Association. One of Carol’s great passions is working with KUOW’s youth radio group, Radioactive, which teaches high school students from diverse backgrounds to tell their personal stories for radio in their own voices.

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Electric City

THE LOST HISTORY OF FORD AND EDISON'S AMERICAN UTOPIA BY THOMAS HAGER

The extraordinary, unknown story of two giants of American history—Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—and their attempt to create an electric–powered city of tomorrow on the Tennessee River Praise for Electric City “Electric City is an excellent, illuminating narrative about an intriguing moment in American history that wound up having repercussions for generations.” –– the Oregonian “[A] beguiling history of the City That Almost Was . . . shining a crisp light on the tensions between private and public development with which we still grapple today.” ––Garden & Gun Magazine “With incisive character sketches and insights into the tension between private and public interests, this is an illuminating portrait of a little–known chapter in American history.” —Publishers Weekly

SELLING POINTS Untold story: Ford and Edison are figures of enduring fascination, but this important chapter in their lives is almost entirely forgotten Modern relevance: Turns on dueling visions of America’s future—public programs and big government versus the profits of private industry Expert author: Hager is a highly skilled, experienced writer, top– notch at bringing to life distant times and unusual people

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white images throughout

* 336 pages

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During the roaring twenties, two of the most revered and influential men in American business proposed to transform one of the country’s poorest regions into a dream technological metropolis, a shining paradise of small farms, giant factories, and sparkling laboratories. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s “Detroit of the South” would be ten times the size of Manhattan, powered by renewable energy, and free of air pollution. And it would reshape American society, introducing mass commuting by car, use a new kind of currency called “energy dollars,” and have the added benefit (from Ford and Edison's view) of crippling the growth of socialism. The whole audacious scheme almost came off, with Southerners rallying to support what became known as the Ford Plan. But while some saw it as a way to conjure the future and reinvent the South, others saw it as one of the biggest land swindles of all time. They were all true. Electric City is a rich chronicle of the time and the social backdrop, and offers a fresh look at the lives of the two men who almost saw the project to fruition, the forces that came to oppose them, and what rose in its stead: a new kind of public corporation called the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the greatest achievements of the New Deal. This is a history for a wide audience, including readers interested in American history, technology, politics, and the future. Thomas Hager is an award–winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, including The Alchemy of Air and Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine. He is a courtesy associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Oregon.

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How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius

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WHAT GAME DESIGNERS, ECONOMISTS, BALLET CHOREOGRAPHERS, AND THEORETICALNEW TAKE ON A PERENNIAL ASTROPHYSICISTS REVEAL ABOUT THE GREATEST GAME ON EARTH TOPIC: How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius is one BY NICK GREENE

A brilliant, entertaining deconstruction of basketball, drawing on the expertise of board–game creators, winemakers, therapists, and more

part Bill Simmons, one part Malcom Gladwell–a charmingly novel look at a beloved game through a narrative that combines data analysis, storytelling, expertise, and imagination.

OBSESSIVE APPEAL: If you’re a big basketball fan, you make it your mission to know every stat, watch every clip, and be able to defend any hot (or cold) take. This book takes that dedicated fandom and goes even deeper with it by using other niche, obsession–worthy topics as the means through which we can come to better understand the drama, beauty, and heartbreak of the sport.

Basketball is the second–most popular sport in the world—an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom. However, while it’s enjoyable to watch, the real reason it works is because it’s a game of culture, art, and all the things that make us human. How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius deconstructs the sport from top to bottom and then puts it back together again, detailing its intricacies through reporting and dozens of interviews with experts. These experts, however, are a diverse group: wine critics weighing in on LeBron’s ability to delegate on the fly, magicians analyzing Kyrie Irving’s mystifying dribbling techniques, SpaceX rocket scientists breaking down Steph Curry’s deadeye three–point shooting. Every chapter treats basketball to a multi–disciplined study that adventures far beyond the lines of the court, examining key elements of the sport from some surprising and revealing angles. There’s a reason it has conquered the world, and every game is a chance to learn about pop culture, fashion, history, science, art, and anything else that bounces our way. Nick Greene is a contributing writer for Slate, prior to which he worked as editor at large at Mental Floss and as web editor at the Village Voice. His work has been published in Vice, Men’s Health, and Chicago Magazine. He lives in Oakland, California.

CONNECTED WRITER: Nick Greene has written for Slate, Vice, Mental Floss, and the Village Voice, among others. He has a wide–ranging network of media connections with audiences that fit squarely in the overlapping space between sports and pop culture that this book is geared to.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL SPORTS, REFERENCE, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4481-5 US $17.00 CAN $22.00 UK £11.99

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A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum MURDER IN ANCIENT ROME BY EMMA SOUTHON

An entertaining and informative look at the unique culture of crime, punishment, and killing in Ancient Rome Praise for A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum “Ms. Southon . . . has a rare gift for immersing herself in the world of the Romans and embracing its strangeness while keeping the door of critical distance ajar. . . . It’s an intimate, personal voice, as though your smartest, most talkative friend had stopped by for a drink . . . Her writing gives the impression that she’s having the time of her life and wants to bring us, her besties, along for the ride . . .” ––Wall Street Journal “A spirited look at ancient Roman history through a true crime lens. . . . This colorful chronicle of ancient Rome has an appealingly modern sensibility.” —Publishers Weekly “Brutal, graphic, amusing, and enthralling, this work is a must–read for true crime fans as well as history lovers.” —Booklist “A brilliant idea, brilliantly executed.”—Tom Holland, author of Rubicon, Dynasty and Dominion

SELLING POINTS TIMELY AND UNIQUE: It’s “My Favorite Murder” meets Mary Beard––a smart, entertaining, and provocative mix of true crime and classical history. EXPERT AUTHOR: Dr. Emma Southon is a scholar of ancient history, deeply versed in the period, and Abrams Press has another book forthcoming from her in 2023. ENDURING SUBJECT: From docuseries to YA series to episodes of Doctor Who, there’s a longstanding worldwide obsession with all things Roman.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-232-9 In Ancient Rome, all the best stories have one thing in common—murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theater, Claudius was poisoned at dinner, and Galba was beheaded in the Forum. In one 50–year period, 26 emperors were murdered. But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? In A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Emma Southon examines a trove of real–life homicides from Roman history to explore Roman culture, including how perpetrator, victim, and the act itself were regarded by ordinary people. Inside Ancient Rome's darkly fascinating history, we see how the Romans viewed life, death, and what it means to be human. Dr. Emma Southon holds a PhD in ancient history from the University of Birmingham. The author of Marriage, Sex and Death: the Family and the Fall of Rome and Agrippina, she co–hosts a history podcast with writer Janina Matthewson called History is Sexy and works full time as a bookseller at Waterstones Belfast.

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Soulless

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THE CASE AGAINST R. KELLY BY JIM DEROGATIS

The essential account of R. Kelly’s actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making Praise for Soulless “There really isn’t anyone more qualified to write about the saga of R. Kelly than Jim DeRogatis. It’s clear that Kelly isn’t just his white whale but that he sees the humanity in the women who have survived R. Kelly. We really only need to hear from Jim.” —Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement “Soulless is an astonishing document of journalistic doggedness, and one man’s decades–long pursuit of justice and truth.” —Renée Graham, Boston Globe “Soulless is a deep dive into some of the darkest places in a community and a culture, a post mortem for a predator and for the system that enabled him.” —Mikki Kendall, Hood Feminism and Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists “This book is a must–read look at both the devastating actions of an unrepentant predator and the dogged work of a journalist who refuses to let him escape accountability.” —Jamilah Lemieux

BIG STORY: The subject of tremendous media attention in the run up to publication, as R. Kelly was indicted in February 2019 on ten counts of sexual abuse, arrested, and held in prison. UPDATED: The paperback edition of Soulless will include DeRogatis' coverage of Kelly's 2019 indictment, imprisonment, allegations of witness tampering, and 2021 trial in Chicago. PROMINENT AUTHOR: DeRogatis covered (and broke) the news for NewYorker.com, and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR’s Weekend Edition, CNN, the Associated Press, and more. TIMELY SUBJECT: One of the most important stories of the #MeToo era by the journalist best suited to tell it.

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In 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that alleged that R. Kelly had a problem with “young girls.” Weeks later, DeRogatis broke the shocking allegations—that the R&B superstar had groomed, sexually abused, and paid off young girls—wide open. Still, Kelly’s career flourished. No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous girls. For more than 18 years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly is a work of tenacious journalism and cultural criticism. It tells the story of Kelly’s career and DeRogatis’s investigations, bringing the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed. Jim DeRogatis is an associate professor of instruction at Columbia College Chicago and the host, with Greg Kot, of the nationally syndicated public radio show Sound Opinions. The author of Let It Bleed: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs and other books, he spent 15 years as the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun–Times.

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It Never Ends

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A MEMOIR WITH NICE MEMORIES! BY TOM SCHARPLING

From cult comedy icon and beloved radio host Tom Scharpling, an inspiring, funny, and thoughtful memoir Praise for Tom Scharpling “Tom Scharpling has spent the last decade–plus taking his listeners inside his fractured, hilarious mind on The Best Show—first at WFMU and now on his own slavishly worshipped podcast. Scharpling was always a must–listen. Now he’s required reading.” —Patton Oswalt, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Screen Fiend “Tom Scharpling possesses more than merely a generation–defining comedic mind. He has a heart as big as New Jersey, an eye as keen as a crow’s, and a voice as powerful, pained, and righteous as a wounded god. I AM NOT BEING HYPERBOLIC.” —John Hodgman, New York Times bestselling author of Vacationland

THE BEST SHOW: For nearly 20 years, Tom Scharpling has been hosting The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, a three–hour weekly call–in radio show that includes guests like Amy Poehler, John Hodgman, Marc Maron, Jack Black, and John Mulaney as guests and admirers, among countless others. COMEDY ICON: Scharpling regularly makes lists of top comedians and podcasts from publications like the AV Club, Paste Magazine, and Vulture. TV CONNECTIONS: Scharpling was an executive producer of the Emmy Award–winning show Monk for its eight–year run and wrote 25 episodes. He is also known as the voice of Greg Universe on the hit Cartoon Network program Steven Universe

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: JULY It Never Ends is Tom Scharpling’s harrowing memoir of his coming of age, a story he has never told before. It’s the heartbreaking account of his attempt at suicide, two stays in a mental hospital, and the memory–wiping electroshock therapy that saved his life. After his rehabilitation, Scharpling committed himself to reinvention through the world of comedy. In this book he will lift the curtain on the turmoil that still follows him, despite all of his accolades and achievements. In the vein of candid memoirs from comedians like Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk with Me and Norm Macdonald's Based on a True Story, It Never Ends is a revealing book by a beloved comedy icon. Tom Scharpling is a comedian, television writer, producer, music video director, and radio host. For 18 years, he has hosted the weekly radio call–in comedy program The Best Show with Tom Scharpling. He is also known as the voice of Greg Universe on the hit Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. Previously he was a writer–executive producer for the Emmy Award–winning show Monk.

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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE FOUNDING MOTHERS OF NPR BY LISA NAPOLI

A group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism, covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPR Praise for Lisa Napoli “Napoli's narrative skills are outstanding.” —Chicago Tribune “Lisa Napoli shows herself to be both a storyteller and a journalist as she pulls back the curtain.” —San Diego Union–Tribune “Napoli's wry voice and honest insights create a thoughtful, engaging narrative.” ––Globe and Mail

SELLING POINTS Big anniversary: Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of NPR going on the air on April 20, 1971, and the debut of All Things Considered on May 3, 1971 Trailblazing women: A thrilling account of pioneering feminist journalists and their close friendship, and the birth of a beloved institution Great audience: Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Susan Stamberg, and Cokie Roberts have millions of fans who buy books Top–notch author: A connected, experienced author with a background in TV, print, and public radio

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges. Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli’s captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on–air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author’s deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lisa Napoli has had a long career in print, radio, TV, and online journalism. She has worked at the New York Times, Marketplace, MSNBC, and KCRW. She is the author of three previous books, Radio Shangri–La, Ray & Joan, and Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24–Hour News. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Swimming to Freedom

MY ESCAPE FROM CHINA AND THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION BY KENT WONG

A deeply personal, heart–wrenching memoir of the author's upbringing in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution and his tenacious flight to freedom against all odds Praise for Swimming to Freedom * “A touching and fascinating memoir that is essential for anyone interested in life during the Cultural Revolution or the experiences of the freedom swimmers.” ––Library Journal “It’s a lesson in degradation and determination. Yet it’s also an adventure story of forged documents, homemade rafts, and sneaky smugglers.” ––New York Daily News “In this poignant and incisive memoir, Kent Wong bravely breaks the silence that still persists among many Chinese refugees, recounting his awe–inspiring and gut–wrenching journey to escape the Cultural Revolution. As a child of immigrants, I have often heard of the hardships the generation before us endured to pursue the American Dream, but in Swimming to Freedom, Wong truly sheds light on his generation’s determination to survive, the wounds that time has healed and those that never will, and the inspiring ingenuity and strength it took to overcome all odds. This is a timely read and a powerful reminder for us all of the resilience of the human spirit.” —Jon Chu, director of Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights When Kent Wong was a young boy, his father, a patriotic Chinese official in the customs office in Hong Kong, joined an insurrection at work and returned with the family to the newly established People’s Republic of China. Hailed as heroes, they settled in the southern city of Canton. But Mao’s China was dangerous and unstable, with landlords executed en masse and millions dying of starvation during the Great Leap Forward. Kent Wong’s Swimming to Freedom is a memoir of a childhood amid revolutionary times, where boyish adventures and school days mixed with dire poverty and political persecution, and a moving story of an inextinguishable yearning to be free. Mao’s Hundred Flower Campaign ensnared Kent’s father. A decade later the Cultural Revolution closed schools, plunged the country into chaos, and scattered Kent and his sisters to disparate villages where they struggled to eke out a bare existence. Kent began to realize that with higher education closed to him (as the son of a “capitalist rightist”), he had no future in China. So, when he hooked up with a dissident underground and heard about fellow countrymen braving extraordinary hardship to reach freedom by swimming across miles of open water to Hong Kong, he decided to risk his life for a better future. Swimming to Freedom is an extraordinary account of a largely unknown chapter in history, when an estimated half million “Freedom Swimmers” risked everything to escape hardship and oppression. It is a gripping memoir and a moving testament to the human spirit.

SELLING POINTS BIG THEMES: An exceptional story of resilience and the yearning for freedom. UNTOLD STORY: An account of a little known but fascinating moment in history. NOTABLE DEBUT: After emigrating to the United States as a refugee and working in a Chinese restaurant, Wong put himself through school and received an MD from Harvard Medical School. This is his first book. FAMOUS FAMILY: Wong’s sons Freddie and Jimmy are well known producers, actors, and content creators, with millions of followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-5151-6 US $17.00 CAN $22.00

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Kent Wong was born in China. In 1974 he escaped the Cultural Revolution over water to Hong Kong, and shortly after moved to the United States as a refugee. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington, his MD at Harvard Medical School, and after a residency at Stanford, he practiced as an anesthesiologist. He is now retired and lives near Seattle.

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RIGHTS: North America

Garden of Earthly Bodies A NOVEL

BY SALLY OLIVER

An exquisitely eerie and unsettling speculative novel that grapples with questions of trauma, identity, and the workings of memory

SELLING POINTS PROMISING NEW VOICE: Sally Oliver is a remarkable talent—a young writer with a phenomenal ear for language and cadence.

TARGET AUDIENCE: For readers of Ottessa Moshfegh’s Death in Her Hands, Samanta Schweblin, Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and fans of Black Mirror. CROSSOVER HORROR APPEAL: Hybrid literary fiction with speculative and horror elements are on trend.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5935-2 Months after her sister’s death, Marianne wakes up to find a growth of thick black hairs along her spine. They defy her attempts to remove them, instead proliferating, growing longer. The hairs, Marianne’s doctor tells her, are a reaction to trauma, developed in the wake of the loss of her sister, Marie. Her doctor recommends that Marianne visits Nede, a modern, New Age rehabilitation center in a remote forest in Wales where the patients attend unorthodox therapy sessions and commune with nature. Yet something strange is happening to Marianne and the other patients at Nede: a metamorphosis of a kind. As the hairs on her back continue to grow, the past starts to entangle itself with the present and the borders of her consciousness threaten to disintegrate. She finds herself drawn back compulsively to the memory of Marie, obsessing over the impulse that drew her sister toward death and splintered her family apart. As Marianne’s memories threaten to overwhelm her, Nede offers her release from this cycle of memory and pain—but only at a terrible price: that of identity itself. Haunting, lyrical, and introspective, Garden of Earthly Bodies is a startlingly accomplished and original debut about the bond between two sisters, love and its limits, and our inability to ever truly to know the minds of others. With an intense and precise attention to the internal workings of minds and bodies and a disturbing speculative plot, the novel welcomes an assured new voice to the genre. Sally Oliver earned a master’s in English at Lancaster University before moving to London to start a career in publishing. She now works for the agency Greene & Heaton. Garden of Earthly Bodies is her debut novel.

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Everything Abridged STORIES

BY DENNARD DAYLE

For readers of David Wong, Paul Beatty, and George Saunders, an electrifying and wholly original collection of satirical stories that create a bitingly funny portrait of American racism, capitalism, and politics

SELLING POINTS AUTHOR CONNECTIONS: The author is well–connected in literary circles and with writers, including Paul Beatty, Jessi Jezewska Stevens, Gary Shteyngart, and Paul La Farge, all of whom will be approached for support of the book’s publication. TARGETED AUDIENCE: For readers of David Wong’s This Book is Full of Spiders, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, George Saunders's CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Lincoln in the Bardo, and Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. SATIRE AS AUTHOR’S BRAND: Dayle is a political performance artist whose most recent stunt— a series of satirical political mailers skewering the New York City mayoral candidates—was shared on Twitter thousands of times and amassed nearly 50,000 likes.

Framed as a reference work of humorous “entries” that offer trenchant social commentary, Everything Abridged presages a dark vision of the near future but tells jokes in the face of it: An intelligence agency operative uncovers a conspiracy to generate conspiracies and realizes his participation in the scheme. A Caribbean monarch meets four decades of American presidents and adjusts his country’s foreign policy accordingly. Experiment participants are asked to bring back a gun as quickly as possible. A copywriter on a space colony advertises a weapon with the potential to destroy his home during an intergalactic war. These and other linked stories, many of which feature a speculative bent—about being Black in America, law enforcement practices in an android society, Olympic speed walking, consumerism, nuclear war, and more—are interspersed with hilarious, one–line definitions for words ranging from abolition to zygote, creating a sharply humorous portrait of American inequality. With his singular wit, sharp prose, and shrewd observations, Dennard Dayle captures the struggles his characters face to keep hold of their sanity in a society collapsing into chaos and absurdity. Dennard Dayle is a Jamaican–American writer from New York City. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MFA from Columbia University. His short fction has been published by Clarkesworld, Matchbook, the Hard Times, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Everything Abridged is his debut collection.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6096-9 US $27.00 CAN $34.00 UK £18.99

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Not Everybody Lives the Same Way A NOVEL

BY JEAN-PAUL DUBOIS

Narrated by a man held for an unknown crime in a Montreal prison, this “affecting and nostalgic novel of lost happiness” (Agence–France Presse) was the winner of the Prix Goncourt French Praise for Not Everybody Lives the Same Way “An affecting and nostalgic novel of lost happiness.” —Agence France–Presse “Basically perfect.” —L’Obs

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING NOVEL: The book was the winner of the Prix Goncourt, lauded by Philippe Claudel, one of the jurors, as a masterpiece “full of humanity, melancholy, irony,” and shortlisted for Prix France Culture–Télérama. AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS: More than half a million copies have been sold in France since its publication in August 2019. Rights have been sold in more than 20 countries.

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When the novel starts, Paul Hansen is incarcerated in a large and insalubrious prison on the outskirts of Montreal. He shares his cell with a much–feared Hells Angel called Patrick Horton, who is serving time for murder. Although it is unclear why Paul is in prison, his position as Patrick Horton’s cell mate is precarious; he has a knife that could kill him at any moment. An evaluator regularly assesses Paul’s behavior, but he shows no remorse for what he has done, and he will not be released until he does. So patiently, he must serve his time. Paul’s story is told in alternating chapters, moving between his present incarceration and his life leading to this point. We meet his parents—free–spirited Anna, who is disgraced when her art house cinema shows the scandalous Deep Throat, and Johannes, the pastor of the local church who runs away for a new life in Quebec. We meet his lover, a seaplane pilot called Winona, who takes him up into the cloudless sky away from his penny–pinching, arrogant boss Edouard Sedgwick and the ageing residents of the luxury apartment building he was so diligently the caretaker to for 20 years. Not Everybody Lives the Same Way is a powerfully original and unusual book, whose troubled protagonist leads us to question what it takes to lead a dignified life. Jean–Paul Dubois is a French journalist and prize–winning author of 22 books. He was awarded the Prix Femina as well as the Prix du Roman Fnac for Une Vie Francaise (L’Olivier, 2004). Not Everybody Lives the Same Way, winner of the 2019 Prix Goncourt, has been sold in more than 20 countries.

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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme A NOVEL

BY LARS MYTTING

An engrossing literary novel about a family mystery, revenge, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and The Bell in the Lake

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING TRACK: Lars Mytting’s books have won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize, among others, and The Sixteen Trees of the Somme was a Sunday Times bestseller, a Waterstone’s Pick of the Month, and longlisted for the prestigious Dublin Literary prize (IMPAC). His first novel published in the US, The Bell in the Lake, was an Indie Next pick. BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Mytting’s books have sold over 1 million copies in 19 languages. FILM RIGHTS SOLD: Director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) plans to create a TV series in cooperation with a major US partner.

SPECIFICATIONS * 416 pages * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL FICTION The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is an intricately plotted and enthralling novel by the award–winning author of Norwegian Wood and The Bell in the Lake. An international bestseller and longlisted for the Dublin Literary Prize, it tells the story of Edvard and starts at his family’s tree farm in Norway, where he was raised by his grandfather. The death of Edvard’s parents when he was three has always been a mystery but he knows that the fate of his grandfather’s brother, Einar, is somehow connected. One day a coffin is delivered to the farm for his grandfather, long before the grandfather’s death––a meticulous, beautiful, and unique piece of craftsmanship with the hallmarks of a certain master craftsman––raising the thought that Einar isn’t dead after all. Edvard is now driven to unravel the mystery of his parents’ death. Following a trail of clues from Norway to the Shetland Islands to the battlefields of France and sixteen ancient walnut trees colored by poison gas in World War I, Edvard ultimately discovers a very unusual inheritance. Spanning a century and masterfully navigating themes of revenge and forgiveness, love and loneliness, The Sixteen Trees of the Somme displays the rich talents of Lars Mytting––whose novels have sold over a million copies worldwide––in a story that is utterly compelling and unforgettable.

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Lars Mytting, Norway’s bestselling novelist, is the author of Norwegian Wood. His books, which have sold over 1 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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My Name Is Yip BY PADDY CREWE

A bold, revisionist take on the Western novel set in the Georgia gold rush, for readers of Charles Portis and Cormac McCarthy, by a powerful debut novelist with an original voice

SELLING POINTS WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: We have stellar blurbs from Sebastian Barry and the author’s mentor Erica Wagner, and are expecting blurbs from Hilary Mantel Barbara Kingsolver, and Ann Patchett. READERSHIP: Reminiscent of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Sisters Brothers in voice and description, for readers of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and Charles Portis’s True Grit, as well as Denis Johnson and Annie Proulx. STUNNING DEBUT: This is a powerful and enthralling debut novel with an incredible voice and a fresh approach to American frontier archetypes that should get a lot of review attention and pull in readers who fall in love with literary historical novels with an Americana vibe.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages It’s 1815 in the small town of Heron's Creek, Georgia, when Yip Tolroy––mute, medical anomaly, and social outcast––is born. His father has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, so he is raised by his mother: a powerful, troubled, independent woman who owns and runs a general store. She struggles to manage his needs, leaving Yip to find the means of asserting himself in an unforgiving, hostile environment. With the help of a retired doctor, he begins to transform his life by learning to read and write, his portal into the community a piece of slate and a supply of chalk. And then at the age of fifteen, Yip’s life is altered irrevocably. In the space of a few days he witnesses the discovery of gold, meets his faithful friend and comrade Dud Carter, and commits a grievous crime. Thrust unwittingly into a world of violence and sin, Yip and Dud are forced to leave town and embark on an odyssey that will introduce them to the wonder and horror of the American frontier until the revelation of a secret means they must return to Heron’s Creek and the fate that awaits them. With its colorful description of people and places, comic backbone, and compelling narrator, My Name Is Yip is a bold adventure––a gripping tale of courage, struggle, hope, and brotherhood––that reckons with the seductive pull of the American South and its dark and complex histories.

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Paddy Crewe was born in Stockton–on–Tees. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London. My Name is Yip is his debut novel.

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W.

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BY STEVE SEM-SANDBERG

A reimagining of Buechner’s classic play Woyzeck, the tale of jealousy, love turned to hate, and murder and its consequences propels this internationally acclaimed novel Praise for W. “It’s not a book that offers comprehension, but something bigger: a feeling of solidarity. . . . One could call Steve Sem–Sandberg’s W. for a masterly psychological case study—it wouldn’t be wrong—but it would in some way also to be reducing this novel, to make it something too general. No, it’s the collaboration and tension between the reader and Woyzeck, rather than the attempts to find more profound motives, that makes this reading experience so strong.” ––Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden) “Steve Sem–Sandberg’s new novel W. shines from within, as from a thousand small inexorable lamps directed into the most acute. . .A sharp and hyper sensitive novel about abandonment and violence. It’s a fantastic, spell–binding and terrible book.” ––Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)

CLASSIC IN THE MAKING: W. is the winner of two major prizes, the Eyvind Johnson Prize and the Delblanc Prize, and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, the August Prize, and the Swedish Radio Novel Prize. AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Sem–Sandberg’s books have been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and the Prix Médicis étranger, and have won the Aftonbladet Literature Prize, the De Nio Grand Prize, and the August Prize. PEN–SHORTLISTED TRANSLATOR: Saskia Vogel is on the shortlist for this year’s PEN Translation Prize for the Swedish translation of Girls Lost by Jessica Schiefauer.

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The novel W. is a literary prequel to one of modern literature’s touchstone texts, the play Woyzeck—the basis of films, operas, and numerous translations and adaptations. Considered the first modern drama, Woyzeck tells the story of a loyal foot soldier who, in a fit of jealous rage, kills the woman he loves. In 1836 this true story inspired Georg Buechner to write the play, unfinished at his death at just 23 years old. W., the astonishing new novel by August Prize–winning author Steve Sem–Sandberg, grippingly recounts the lovers’ relationship, the murder case, and the solder’s execution, while digging deeper into the world and motivations of the characters. Taking this classic and enduring work as his starting point, in poetic and controlled prose, Sem–Sandberg reveals a ruthless, moving, and unforgettable story of human vulnerability and the abyss that Buechner felt was a part of every person. Larger forces such as the horrors of war and the dehumanizing nature of psychiatry collide with the soldier’s own small world, and love devolves into hatred as Woyzeck desperately and humanly struggles to make something of the life given to him. Steve Sem–Sandberg is a writer, translator, and literary critic. He began writing in 1976 and is best known for his many documentary historical novels, including Theres (1996), Ravensbrück (2003), and De fattiga i Łódź (2009), which won the August Prize. In addition to his writing, he also works as a literary critic at Dagens Nyheter. In 2020 he was elected to the Swedish Academy, the body that chooses the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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A Change of Circumstance A SIMON SERRAILLER CASE BY SUSAN HILL

In this newest installment of Susan Hill’s electrifying crime series, Simon Serrailler finds himself in devastating new territory as a sophisticated drug network sets its sights on Lafferton Praise for Susan Hill “Hill knows how to keep those pages turning.” —Chicago Tribune “The intelligence of this brooding series rivets a reader’s attention.” —Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post “Hill, an award–winning novelist, shows just how good crime writing can be.” —Parade “Not all great novelists can write crime fiction, but when one like Susan Hill does it, the result is stunning.” —Ruth Rendell “P. D. James meets Barbara Kingsolver.” —Washington Post

SELLING POINTS STRONG SERIES SALES: The Simon Serrailler books have sold more than 250,000 copies across all formats. CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Praise includes reviews from outlets such as the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, and authors Ruth Rendell and P. D. James. ENDURING CATEGORY: Mystery and crime fiction is an evergreen category, and Hill’s dedicated fan base will respond enthusiastically to this new installment.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-5964-2 US $27.00

Susan Hill is back with A Change of Circumstance, the eleventh book in the acclaimed mystery series featuring the enigmatic and brooding chief police inspector Simon Serrailler. DCS Serrailler has long regarded drugs ops in Lafferton as a waste of time. The small–time dealers picked up outside the local high school can’t—or won’t—turn in any valuable names, so they're merely given a fine and the trail runs cold. But when the body of a 22–year–old drug addict is found in neighboring Starley, the case pulls Serrailler into the underbelly of an elaborate drug running operation that pushes narcotics out from the cities, into the suburbs, and right down to villages. The foot soldiers? Vulnerable local kids like Brookie and Olivia, whose involvement gives Serrailler a bitter taste of this new landscape. It’s a harsh winter in Lafferton, and with struggles both at home and on the job, Serrailler soon learns that even the familiar can hold shocking surprises. . . . With A Change of Circumstance, Hill delivers yet another gripping piece of the Serrailler canon. Written in the tradition of the fabulous mysteries of Ruth Rendell and P. D. James, this newest case is sure to enthrall new fans and surprise old ones in what is a captivating new addition to a highly acclaimed series. Susan Hill’s novels and short stories have won the Whitbread Book, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards, received the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year, and have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The play adapted from her famous ghost novel, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989. The eleven books in her Simon Serrailer series are all available from Overlook.

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Bullet Train

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A NOVEL

BY KOTARO ISAKA

Five assassins on a fast–moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common in this witty and electrifying thriller Praise for Bullet Train “Entertaining. . . high–speed. . . with lots of twists and turns. . . it has a Tarantino–meets–the–Coen–Brothers feel to it.” —The Times (UK)

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER:Bullet Train (published in Japan as Maria Beetle) is a major bestselling novel by an author whose books have sold millions of copies around the world. UPCOMING MOVIE: A film based on Bullet Train is in the works, starring Brad Pitt and Joey King, and directed by David Leitch (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde). AUDIENCE: For readers of Carl Hiaasen, Raymond Chandler, and Haruki Murakami.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5639-9 US $17.00 CAN $22.00

Satoshi—The Prince—looks like an innocent schoolboy but is really a stylish and devious assassin. Risk fuels him as does a good philosophical debate, such as . . . is killing really wrong? Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to The Prince, and Kimura has tracked him onto the bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard. Nanao, nicknamed Ladybug, the self–proclaimed “unluckiest assassin in the world,” is put on the train by his boss, a mysterious young woman called Maria Beetle, to steal a suitcase full of money and get off at the first stop. And the lethal duo of Tangerine and Lemon are also traveling to Morioka. The suitcase leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will make it off alive? A bestseller in Japan, and soon to be a major film from Sony starring Brad Pitt and Joey King, Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller which fizzes with an incredible energy as its complex net of double–crosses and twists unwinds to the last station.

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Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and multi–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.

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Burnt Sugar

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A NOVEL

BY AVNI DOSHI

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a searing literary debut novel set in India about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal Praise for Burnt Sugar “Impressively assured.” ––San Francisco Chronicle “Avni Doshi isn’t just a talented writer, she is an artist . . . Doshi’s sentences are sharply drawn and devastatingly precise. There is never a wasted word, no debris, no flourish to hide behind. A voice this unadorned, and blunt, is so hauntingly stubborn and original, you want to hear from it again and again.” ––New York Times Book Review

BOOKER SHORT–LISTED: Burnt Sugar was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and was featured in the New York Times, the Associated Press, Vulture, and USA Today. HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND WELL REVIEWED: The hardcover edition of Burnt Sugar is the book that readers and reviewers can’t stop talking about, with rave reviews from the Washington Post, NPR Morning Edition, the Guardian, the Chicago Review of Books, New York Journal of Books, and more.

“Burnt Sugar is a work of extraordinary insight, courage and sophistication.” ––Washington Post

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“Burnt Sugar is an incredible novel with messages and characters that remain with its reader far beyond the final line. In this sometimes humorous, sometimes dark, always ephemeral piece of literature, Avni Doshi unspools an original take on the theme of inheritance —what we take on willingly and unwillingly.” ––New York Journal of Books

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“With a tightly controlled narrative voice and careful use of flashbacks . . . This is a layered, descriptive, at times distasteful novel that brings us face to face with our own darker impulses and deep–seated traumas.” —Chicago Review of Books

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“I would be lying if I say my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure," says Antara, Tara’s now–adult daughter. This is a love story and a story about betrayal—not between lovers but between a mother and a daughter. . . . In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her arranged marriage to join an ashram, embarked on a stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing a disheveled, homeless “artist,” all with little Antara in tow. But now Tara is forgetting things, and Antara is an adult—an artist and married—and must search for a way to make peace with a past that haunts her as she confronts the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her. Sharp as a blade and laced with caustic wit, Burnt Sugar unpicks the slippery, choking cord of memory and myth that binds mother and daughter: Is Tara’s memory loss real? Are Antara’s memories fair? In vivid and visceral prose, Avni Doshi tells a story at once shocking and empathetic of a mother–daughter relationship and a daughter’s search for self. A journey into shifting memories, altering identities, and the subjective nature of truth, Burnt Sugar is the stunning and unforgettable debut of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey in 1982. Her debut novel, Burnt Sugar, was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and rights have been sold in 21 countries. She studied art history at Barnard College and earned her MA in the history of art at University College, London. She was awarded the Charles Pick Fellowship at the University of East Anglia and the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. Doshi lives in Dubai with her family.

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The Portrait of a Mirror

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A NOVEL

BY A. NATASHA JOUKOVSKY

A stunning reinvention of the myth of Narcissus as a modern novel of manners, about two young, well–heeled couples whose parallel lives converge and intertwine over the course of a summer, by a sharp new voice in fiction Praise for The Portrait of a Mirror “Gossip Girl meets The Secret History . . . Joukovsky’s ability to both skewer and sympathize with her characters would impress Edith Wharton herself.” —Vulture * “A richly–layered portrait of two couples caught a crossroads. . . . Joukovsky’s prose, like the best parts of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom or Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, demands the reader’s fullest attention. Clever and witty and intricate, Joukovsky’s voice emphasizes her characters’ best features, like candlelight in a luxurious hotel bar.” —Booklist “Sly and sharp and well–observed, so densely witty and full of piercing offhand observation. As a not– quite–love story about deceptive infatuation, The Portrait of a Mirror is both rich with indulgence and caustic with spiraling self–knowledge; it’s a macaron that might be hiding a razor blade, ready to be devoured nonetheless.” —Jia Tolentino, New York Times bestselling author of Trick Mirror “A wickedly fun debut—a novel that floats seamlessly between Ovid and dive bars, and that shows us the perils of getting exactly what we want.” —Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding Wes and Diana are the kind of privileged, well–educated, self–involved New Yorkers you may not want to like but can't help wanting to like you. With his boyish good looks, blue–blood pedigree, and the recent tidy valuation of his tech startup, Wes would have made any woman weak in the knees—any woman, that is, except perhaps his wife. Brilliant to the point of cunning, Diana possesses her own arsenal of charms, handily deployed against Wes in their constant wars of will and rhetorical sparring. Vivien and Dale live in Philadelphia, but with ties to the same prep schools and management consulting firms as Wes and Diana, they’re of the same ilk. With a wedding date on the horizon and carefully curated life of coupledom, Vivien and Dale make a picture–perfect pair on Instagram. But when Vivien becomes a visiting curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art just as Diana is starting a new consulting project in Philadelphia, the two couples’ lives cross and tangle. It’s the summer of 2015 and they’re all enraptured by one another and too engulfed in desire to know what they want—despite knowing just how to act. In this wickedly fun debut, A. Natasha Joukovsky crafts an absorbing portrait of modern romance, rousing real sympathy for these flawed characters even as she skewers them. Shrewdly observed, whip–smart, and shot through with wit and good humor, The Portrait of a Mirror is a piercing exploration of narcissism, desire, self–delusion, and the great mythology of love.

HARDCOVER ACCLAIM: The novel received blurbs from Jia Tolentino, Grant Ginder, and Emily Temple, a starred review from Booklist, and fantastic coverage in Parade, New York Magazine, The Millions, Electric Lit, LitHub, and more when it published in hardcover. FOR BOOK CLUB READERS: This smart and entertaining read will appeal to readers of Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s The Nest and Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty. SUMMER READING: This book is the perfect “summer read” as its own spans one tumultuous summer, beginning with Memorial Day weekend and ending with a Labor Day party at the Met.

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A. Natasha Joukovsky holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She spent fve years in the art world, working at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York before pivoting into management consulting. The Portrait of a Mirror is her debut novel. She lives in Washington, DC.

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The Revelations

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A NOVEL

BY ERIK HOEL

An edgy and ambitious debut about neuroscience, death, and the search for the theory of human consciousness, by a powerful new voice in contemporary literary fiction Praise for The Revelations

“A dizzying, impressive debut. . . . Fast and furious, this mind–stretching novel makes the grade.” —Publishers Weekly “Hoel’s debut is one of the year’s most ambitious novels to date, a provocative and weighty exploration of nothing short of human consciousness. . . . The novel is packed full with ideas, debates, scientific inquiry, and language that seems itself to come alive. This is a mystery novel you won’t soon forget and the announcement of a major new talent.” —Crimereads “I have never read anything like Erik Hoel’s remarkable debut novel. The Revelations is a deeply compelling, thought–provoking, and, frankly, unforgettable work, one that heralds the arrival of an important new voice among us.” —Andre Dubus III, bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog “Sex. Death. Rioting in the streets and aggressive self–lobotomy; brains in vats and the nature of consciousness itself. Dense, literary, and hallucinogenic, The Revelations is an impassioned argument over beers and amphetamines. It will be stuck in my brain for some time to come.” —Peter Watts, Hugo Award–winning author of Blindsight and Starfish

AUDIENCE: For readers of Richard Powers, Michel Faber, Neal Stephenson, and Jeff Vandermeer. AUTHENTICITY: The author draws extensively from his experience as a neuroscientist to create an authentic novel steeped in real research. AWARD RECOGNITION: The Revelations was longlisted for the Center For Fiction First Novel Prize.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5023-6 US $16.00 CAN $20.00 UK £10.99

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Monday, Kierk wakes up. Once a rising star in neuroscience, Kierk Suren is now homeless, broken by his all– consuming quest to find a scientific theory of consciousness. But when he’s offered a spot in a prestigious postdoctoral program, he decides to rejoin society and vows not to self–destruct again. Instead of focusing on his work, however, Kierk becomes obsessed with another project—investigating the sudden and suspicious death of a colleague. As his search for truth brings him closer to Carmen Green, another postdoc, their list of suspects grows, along with the sense that something sinister may be happening all around them. The Revelations, not unlike its main character, is ambitious and abrasive, challenging and disarming. Bursting with ideas, ranging from Greek mythology to the dark realities of animal testing, to some of the biggest unanswered questions facing scientists today, The Revelations is written in muscular, hypnotic prose, and its cyclically dreamlike structure pushes the boundaries of literary fiction. Erik Hoel has crafted a stunning debut of rare power—an intense look at cutting–edge science, consciousness, and human connection. Erik Hoel received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Madison–Wisconsin. He is a research assistant professor at Tufts University and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the NeuroTechnology Lab, and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Hoel is a 2018 Forbes “30 under 30” for his neuroscientifc research on consciousness and a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow. The Revelations is his debut novel. He lives in Massachusetts.

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From Legends of Drag • By Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus


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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 thirteen  years and has accumulated a  legion of fans who are eager for  a book.

SPECIFICATIONS * 5000 color illustrations * 400 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover POB PUB  MONTH: MAY 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.

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Legends of Drag

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QUEENS OF A CERTAIN AGE

BY HARRY JAMES HANSON AND DEVIN ANTHEUS

A tribute to the groundbreaking drag elders who helped pave the way for the queens of today

HISTORICAL ARCHIVE: Legends of Drag brings to the  forefront an important piece of  history for the LGBTQ+  community with firsthand stories,  anecdotes, and insight. LARGE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: Each queen  photographed for the book is a  local or national icon, and they  bring with them large social  media followings, ranging from  20,000 followers to 1.5 million.  They will be actively promoting  the book. TIMING WITH PRIDE: Legends of Drag will be published ahead  of Pride month in June, when  interest in the queens and their  legacy will be at its height.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/4" - 197mm * HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 251mm * Hardcover POB PUB  MONTH: MAY

Drag has officially transcended the underground and exploded into the  mainstream. Queens have more media representation than ever—from film  and television to music and fashion. But how did we get here? Not simply  through the popularity of one TV show, but through decades of  perseverance, hard work, and intergenerational support within local drag  communities. It’s time to honor the queens who paved the way for the new  generation of drag and are still carrying out their work today.    To create Legends of Drag, a photo book and archive of living drag  history, authors Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus took a queer road  trip across the United States, visiting 18 cities to meet 78 American drag  elders who shared intimate and powerful anecdotes from their lives. These  queens are featured in stunning portraits styled with floral elements and  shot in locations that hold special significance to the LGBTQ+ community. Harry James Hanson is a genderqueer artist, creative director, and  lifelong drag performer based in Brooklyn. For the past five years they have  run a commercial photography studio, and their independent work has been  published in the New York Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair,  New York magazine, Vice, and Dazed, among others. Devin Antheus is a  floral stylist, spirit worker, and writer who lives in San Francisco. They are  the founder of Temple of Dionysos, which hosts regular public rituals in the  Bay Area. They teach classes on floral design, ancient Mediterranean  mystery traditions, and queer spiritualities. Their writing has been published  in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, the New Inquiry, through Contagion Press, and  the astrology app Co–Star. They are co–editor of the anthology Queer Ultraviolence (Ardent Press).

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Nicole Angemi's Anatomy Book

A CATALOG OF FAMILIAR, RARE, AND UNUSUAL PATHOLOGIES BY NICOLE ANGEMI

Anatomy for all by “the Internet’s Most Famous Coroner” (Vice)

SELLING POINTS INSTAGRAM CELEBRITY: This  is the first book from Nicole  Angemi, whose account,  @mrs_angemi, is followed by  2.2 million avid fans. POPULAR GENRE: Offers a new  take on the anatomy book, a  perennially popular genre in  bookstores. GIFTABLE FORMAT: Affordable  and attractively packaged, this  book is an ideal gift.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/8" - 187mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/8" - 238mm * Hardcover POB PUB  MONTH: JUNE MEDICAL, SCIENCE, GIFT, ART ISBN 978-1-4197-5475-3 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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CARTON QTY: 24 ALSO AVAILABLE From “A is for Abdomen” to “W is for Wrist,” Nicole Angemi’s My Anatomy Book offers a unique anatomical manual, accessible to all, that mixes a  humorous tone with academic rigor. This guide, written by “the internet’s  most famous coroner” (Vice), features well–documented medical  descriptions of all the pathologies, rare and common, that can worry,  fascinate, or damage the bodies of people around the world, even in the  age of modern medicine. Each case is accompanied by vintage anatomical  drawings and stomach–churning descriptions that will be sure to both  educate and delight! Born and raised in Philadelphia, Nicole Angemi rose to fame as a “death  assistant,” working as a coroner. She embraced the Latin phrase mortui vivos docent, meaning the dead teach the living, and began to post about  her daily life surrounded by dissected bodies. Followed on Instagram by  more than two million fans, including many celebrities, she now dedicates  herself full–time to her anatomy lessons on the platform.

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Town & Country

THE ART OF REBECCA MORGAN BY REBECCA MORGAN

The first monograph of the contemporary art world’s newest sensation

SELLING POINTS CONNECTED AUTHOR: Rebecca  Morgan has close ties to  animators, the comedy world (the  book will feature a foreword by  Amy Sedaris and a contribution  from Julie Klausner), and the  independent comic scene,  specifically Ed Piskor and Emil  Ferris, who will both write essays  for the book and help to promote it. ENGAGED FOLLOWING: Morgan  has a  dedicated online following of  students, art fans, and fellow artists  who interact with her by asking  questions about her work and  techniques. As both an art  instructor and artist, she takes time  to answer and discuss these  questions, making her very close to  her followers. UPCOMING EVENTS: Morgan  will have two solo shows in 2022— one on the East Coast in the spring  and another on the West Coast in  the fall—which are timed perfectly  with the release of her first  monograph.

SPECIFICATIONS Town & Country is the first monograph dedicated to the work and unique  universe of artist Rebecca Morgan. From deep in rural Pennsylvania to the  Pratt Institute and back to Pennsylvania, the book traces the journey of this  gifted artist as she becomes increasingly famous in the art world but feels  constantly torn between the rural and the urban. Her paintings, drawings,  ceramics, and cartoons subvert the stereotypes of Appalachia and are  imbued with folk tradition and a sly sense of humor. Stylistically, Morgan  embraces the hyper–detailed naturalism of the Dutch masters as well as  the absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of underground cartoonists  such as R. Crumb. Although her artwork often contains modern clues, the  characters and scenes evoke a romanticized, nostalgic United States, one  that is nonexistent but wistfully recalled.     With a preface by Amy Sedaris and an essay by poet and art critic John  Yau, this book showcases Morgan’s most famous paintings and drawings  alongside many previously unseen personal documents from her archives,  making Town & Country a truly unique and never–before–seen type of art  book—a combination of monograph, personal diary, and scrapbook. Rebecca Morgan received a BA from Bloomsburg University of  Pennsylvania and her MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York. Her work  has received coverage from outlets such as the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, ARTnews, Whitehot magazine, Beautiful Decay,  Artslant, Juxtapoz magazine, the Huffington Post, Paper magazine, and  Berlin’s Lodown magazine. She is the recipient of residencies at the John  Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and  the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts Residency, among others, and has  received a Vermont Studio Center full fellowship and the George Rickey  Endowed Residency at Yaddo. Morgan has exhibited widely in the United  States and abroad. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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Street Unicorns

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BY ROBBIE QUINN

Fashion and wisdom from style rebels in New York City and beyond

LARGE SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: Many of the 160 to  200 street unicorns  photographed for the book bring  with them large social media  followings (from 15,000 to  400,000). They will be actively  promoting the book.    GIFTY: Affordable, attractively  packaged, bright, and fun, this  book is an ideal gift.    POST–PANDEMIC TIMING: The  vibrant styles of Street Unicorns  are timely and will inspire  individuals who are emerging  from quarantine looking for new,  exciting ways to express  themselves through fashion and  style.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 full-color images * 240 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/4" - 197mm * HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 251mm * Hardcover In a world where stores, clothes, and trends have become increasingly standardized, fashion is one of the most  powerful ways to explore and express our personalities, identities, and individuality. For years, renowned  photographer Robbie Quinn has come across style rebels and bold expressionists on the streets of NYC and the  world’s largest cities, stopping them for impromptu photoshoots and testimonials. He’s even given these eccentric  lovers of style a name: Street Unicorns. In these pages, Quinn shares the portraits, viewpoints, and aspirations of more  than 250 Street Unicorns with the hopes of inspiring readers to rediscover the most authentic parts of themselves. A  vibrant plea against ageism, racism, homophobia, and all other discriminations, this book is a love letter to those who  aren’t afraid to stand out, embrace nonconformity, and share who they are with the world. Robbie Quinn is an award–winning, New York–based commercial photographer specializing in environmental  portraits. His work, which has brought him to more than a dozen countries, speaks to current issues including race,  immigration, gender identity, and sexual orientation with an emphasis on promoting diversity and inclusion.

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DUNE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’Dib WRITTEN BY BRIAN HERBERT AND KEVIN J. ANDERSON; ORIGINAL NOVEL BY FRANK HERBERT; COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ; ILLUSTRATED BY RAÚL ALLÉN

The second volume of the graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science–fiction classic by Frank Herbert

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS INSTANT MASTERPIECE: Dune was first published in 1965 and won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what isconsidered the grandest epic in science fiction. It has sold more than 20 million copies. BLOCKBUSTER FILM: The first installment of Legendary Entertainment’s live–action feature of Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and others, will be released in October 2021. ICONIC COVER ART: Comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz continues his work on the series with the second piece in his triptych of original art that stretches across the covers of all three books. PUBLISHING PLAN: The second of three volumes adapting Herbert’s work, with the final volume publishing in Fall 2023, following the huge success of the first book and a subsequent Deluxe Collector’s Edition.

In DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’Dib, the second of three volumes adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune, young Paul Atreides and his mother, the lady Jessica, find themselves stranded in the deep desert of Arrakis. Betrayed by one of their own and destroyed by their greatest enemy, Paul and Jessica must find the mysterious Fremen, or perish. This faithful adaptation of the 1965 novel, Dune, by Brian Herbert, son of Frank Herbert, and New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, continues to explore Paul’s journey as he evolves from boy to mysterious messiah. Illustrated by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín, this spectacular blend of adventure and spirituality, environmentalism, and politics is a groundbreaking look into our universe and is transformed by the graphic novel format into a powerful, fantastical tale for a new generation of readers. Frank Herbert (1920–86) was an American science–fiction writer best known for his novel Dune and its subsequent five sequels. Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, has written a moving biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune. Brian is also known for his collaborations with author Kevin J. Anderson, with whom he has written multiple sequels and prequels to his father’s landmark 1965 science–fiction novel Dune. Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than fifty bestsellers. He has written spin– off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, and The X–Files and, with Brian Herbert, is the co–author of the Dune prequel series. Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín are artists living in Valladolíd, Spain. Allén and Martín have worked for Marvel Comics, Valiant, and DC Comics with writers such as Matt Fraction, Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Peter Milligan. Bill Sienkiewicz is an Eisner–winning, Emmy–nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration, most notably with Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 248mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JULY GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-4946-9 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Joseph Smith and the Mormons BY NOAH VAN SCIVER

Decades in the making, an original graphic novel biography about the life of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Latter–Day Saints

SELLING POINTS BUILT–IN AUDIENCE: There are 6.5 million Mormons living in the United States, and 16.5 million worldwide; the subject has also been proven to be of interest to a larger audience with The Book of Mormon, one of the most successful musicals of all time. RESPECTFUL TONE: The narrative of Joseph Smith’s life is presented in a straight–forward manner without judgment, extensively researched and historically accurate. CREATOR ON THE RISE: Noah Van Sciver’s storytelling and distinct, evocative art have earned him a legion of dedicated fans within the comics community; he has nearly 15,000 followers on Instagram. Joseph Smith and the Mormons is poised to be his breakout work. SPECIAL PACKAGE: Designed and packaged to look like the Mormon Golden Bible, with a padded cover, stained edges, and a ribbon marker.

SPECIFICATIONS In Joseph Smith and the Mormons, author and illustrator Noah Van Sciver, who was raised a Mormon, covers one of history’s most controversial figures, Joseph Smith—who founded a religion which is practiced by millions all over the world. The book discusses all of the monumental moments during Smith’s life, including the anti–Mormon threats and violence which caused his followers to move from New York to Ohio, Smith’s receiving the divine commandment of plural marriage, his imprisonment, his announcement to run for president of the United States, and his ultimate murder by an angry mob in 1844 at the young age of 38. With a respectful and historical approach, and strikingly illustrated, this graphic novel is the ultimate book for those curious about the origins of the Mormon faith and the man who started it all. Noah Van Sciver is widely considered one of the most notable cartoonists of his generation, and first came to national attention in 2006 with his critically acclaimed anthology comic book series Blammo, which earned him three Ignatz Award nominations. His work has appeared in MAD magazine, the Comics Journal, Best American Comics, and The Stranger, as well as numerous anthologies. Van Sciver is the author of multiple critically acclaimed graphic novels, including The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, Youth Is Wasted, Saint Cole, One Dirty Tree, and Fante Bukowski. Van Sciver lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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The Last Count of Monte Cristo BY AYIZE JAMA EVERETT, ILLUSTRATED BY TRISTAN ROACH

An Afrofuturist retelling of Alexandre Dumas’ classic 19th century novel The Count of Monte Cristo

SELLING POINTS AFROFUTURISM SHINES: Abrams Megascope continues to  redefine the genre with the  success of After the Rain,  Hardears, and Black Star. NEW GENRES: The Last Count of Monte Cristo highlights two  emerging literary genres— climate fiction and solar–punk— which predict the problems of the  future, but also presents their  solutions. REDEFINING LEGACY: With  recent revelations of Alexandre  Dumas' Afro–Caribbean  ancestry, The Last Count of Monte Cristo seeks to bring new  light and culture to a classic tale. 19TH CENTURY CLASSIC: As  Bookscan reports, The Count of Monte Cristo has sold more than  800,000 copies, solidifying its  place as one of the bestselling  adventure and literary classics  since its publication in 1846.

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The Last Count of Monte Cristo is a bold retelling of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of love,  betrayal, revenge, and redemption. This speculative update pushes the narrative into a future  hundreds of years after the polar ice caps have melted and submerged our planet into a new  era of technology and culture, and with a primal will to survive. In this futuristic  reinterpretation, author Ayize Jama–Everett and illustrator Tristan Roach revisit the original  inspiration of The Count of Monte Cristo—Alexandre Dumas’ own father. A greatly respected  general during the French Revolution, Dumas was one of the highest–ranking officers of  African descent in a Western army in history. Like the protagonist of his son’s story, General  Dumas was betrayed and spent years in prison before getting a chance to return to his  beloved France. The Last Count of Monte Cristo is a radical and powerful graphic novel  update that reclaims the cultural heritage of Dumas’ tale and suggests the terrible future that  could threaten the human race if we continue to destroy our planet. Ayize Jama–Everett has traveled extensively in Africa, New Hampshire, Northern California, and Mexico. He holds a master's degree in clinical psychology, divinity, and creative writing. He has taught at the Graduate Theological Union and California College of the Arts, and was a school therapist for ten years in Oakland. Jama– Everett believes the narratives of our times dictate the realities of the future, so he’s invested in working in subversive notions like family of choice, striving when not chosen to survive, and irrational optimism into his work. He lives in Harlem, New York. Tristan Roach is based in Barbados and holds a BFA in graphic design. He is the owner and creative director at the multimedia studio BounceHouse Creative Studio, which utilizes mediums such as graphic design, animation, and illustration. Roach is one of the founding members of Beyond Publishing Caribbean, and has worked on multiple indie titles and his Angel  own, including Spirit Bear. His work in comics has earned him a Gold Award, among others.

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M Is for Monster BY TALIA DUTTON

A scientist attempts to bring her younger sister back to life with unexpected results in this Frankenstein–inspired graphic novel about ghosts, identity, and family

SELLING POINTS FRESH TAKE: This queer, YA spin on the classic story of Frankenstein will appeal to fans of the Splintered series and other retellings of classic literature. QUEER VISIBILITY: Queer BIPOC author Talia Dutton crafted this story with the intention of showcasing more diverse characters, relationships, and experiences. CROSSOVER AUDIENCE: The themes of this story will resonate with readers far beyond the YA age range and attract a significant crossover audience. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–6220–8) and paperback (978–1–4197– 5197–4) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 224 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm When Doctor Frances Ai’s younger sister Maura died in a tragic accident six months ago, Frances swore she would bring her back to life. However, the creature that rises from the slab is clearly not Maura. This girl, who chooses the name “M,” doesn’t remember anything about Maura's life and just wants to be her own person. However, Frances expects M to pursue the same path that Maura had been on—applying to college to become a scientist—and continue the plans she and Maura shared. Hoping to trigger Maura’s memories, Frances surrounds M with the trappings of Maura’s past, but M wants nothing to do with Frances’ attempts to change her into something she’s not. In order to face the future, both Frances and M need to learn to listen and let go of Maura once and for all. Talia Dutton’s debut graphic novel, M Is for Monster, takes a hard look at what it means to live up to other people’s expectations—as well as our own. M Is for Monster is one of the titles on our Surely list which is dedicated to showcasing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual creators and stories. Talia Dutton is a queer, biracial Asian cartoonist and illustrator. A firm believer in the intersection of art and play, Dutton creates introspective comics about monsters and humanity, trying to find the humor and warmth of the mundane in the fantastical. She received a BA from Brown University in 2018 and an MFA in comics from California College of the Arts in 2020. She lives in Los Angeles, where she waits patiently for the love of her sister’s hamster, Boba McBumster.

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The Art of Living

REFLECTIONS ON MINDFULNESS AND THE OVEREXAMINED LIFE BY GRANT SNIDER

A humorous, uplifting look at mindfulness, from beloved illustrator Grant Snider

SELLING POINTS RISING STAR AUTHOR: Grant Snider’s titles sell steadily, and his profile is continuing to grow with his work featured regularly in the New York Times Book Review. In addition to his collections on the ComicArts list, Grant has become a sought– after children’s book creator, illustrating Blue Floats Away by Travis Jonker on the BYR list and picture books for other publishers. TOPICAL SUBJECT: Building on themes of his first two books, Grant Snider approaches the topic of mindfulness with humor, honesty, and hope.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 7 3/4" - 197mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL COMIC ART ISBN 978-1-4197-5351-0 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

“Find a quiet spot away from all distraction / Listen to your breath / Watch your thoughts float past you / Forget the obligations of today / Try not to consider your eventual decay / Let yourself drift away / Arise, connected with the Earth / Awakened to the Universe.” In The Art of Living, cartoonist Grant Snider, author of The Shape of Ideas and I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf, has created an all–new collection of one– and two–page comics that map his inner thoughts, poetic observations, and frequent failures at living mindfully. With both humor and a touch of reality, The Art of Living centers on mindfulness, but also empathy, relaxation, gratitude, and awareness—evergreen subjects that are more important and relevant now than ever. With a striking package, The Art of Living is an extension of the themes of Snider’s first two books —which explored the creative process and the love of reading—and is the perfect gift for those in a need of reflection, commiseration, hope, and a little extra self–care. Above all, Snider's cartoons will inspire and encourage a more thoughtful way of experiencing the world. Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an artist by night. He is the author of The Shape of Ideas and I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf, along with several picture books for young readers, including Blue Floats Away by Travis Jonker. His comics have been featured in the Kansas City Star, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, as well as The Best American Comics 2013 anthology. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and five children. Visit him online at incidentalcomics.com.

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The Holy Ghost A SPIRITED COMIC

BY JOHN HENDRIX; INTRODUCTION BY PATRICK MCDONNELL

From the New York Times bestselling and award–winning artist John Hendrix comes this charming, funny, and thought–provoking collection of spiritual comics

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR– ILLUSTRATOR: Illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Ronan Boyle series and author– artist behind The Faithful Spy, Hendrix has established himself as a successful creator with a strong sales track. His books have received numerous Society of Illustrators medals, “Best Book” recognitions, and starred reviews. CONTEMPLATIVE COMICS: In the vein of a spiritual Grant Snider, this collection is perfect for those who loved The Shape of Ideas. FRESH, COMMERCIAL ART: These beautifully spare and bright one–page vignettes are easy to dip into, mull over, and return to again and again. HUMOR AND HEART: Hendrix perfectly balances lofty questions with down–to–earth humor and warmth.

Does God exist? Is there a heaven? What’s the point of it all? Do we even matter? This collection of thought–provoking, humorous comic strips is a series of conversations between a squirrel, a badger, and a friendly blue ghost who may or may not be one third of the Holy Trinity. Charming, witty, and at times poignant, yet never holier–than–thou, New York Times bestselling and award–winning illustrator John Hendrix tackles some of life’s greatest questions. Whether you consider yourself faithful or a nonbeliever, these delightfully off–kilter comics deliver laughter, comfort, and philosophical musings with humble, honest spirit—and just the right dose of playful irreverence. John Hendrix is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His books include The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler, named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, and Drawing Is Magic: Discovering Yourself in a Sketchbook. His award–winning illustrations have appeared on book jackets and in newspapers and magazines. He is chair of the MFA Illustration and Visual Culture program in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Hendrix lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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PHILOSOPHY MADE ACCESSIBLE: With a gifty package and musings not only theological but also secular, The Holy Ghost appeals to a much wider audience than just the Christian market.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 128 pages

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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 of all time, collected here for the first time

RIGHTS: World English, with exclusions SELLING POINTS RARE MATERIAL: A complete collection of the original Marvel Value Stamps is near–impossible to find and has never been reprinted, making this an essential book for collectors and longtime Marvel fans. RESPECTED AUTHOR: Roy Thomas was Marvel’s editor in chief when the Marvel Value Stamps were published. ALL–NEW COVER: Features original art by Alex Ross.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 368 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL COMIC ART ISBN 978-1-4197-4344-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 10 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 former editor in chief and historian Roy Thomas. 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. 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 strip, 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. © 2021 MARVEL

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TOPPS

Jurassic Park

SELLING POINTS

THE ORIGINAL TOPPS TRADING CARD SERIES BY THE TOPPS COMPANY, INC.; COMMENTARY BY GARY GERANI; AFTERWORD BY CHIP KIDD

Journey back to where it all started in this deluxe collection showcasing the classic Topps trading cards from 1993—timed for the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Dominion

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NEW FILM: Timed to the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Dominion on June 10, 2022. BROAD MARKET: Appeals to die–hard fans and collectors, as well as to a new generation of Jurassic Park moviegoers. AFTERWORD: Includes an afterword by Chip Kidd, who created and designed the cover of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, which became the iconic logo for the franchise. BONUS CARDS AND DISTINCT PACKAGING: Includes four exclusive Jurassic Park trading cards as well as the series’ signature wax jacket.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout and four bonus trading cards

* 384 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2 " - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/8" - 181mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL When Jurassic Park was released almost 30 years ago, it was an immediate blockbuster and went on to become one of entertainment’s largest multimedia franchises, with five more films, theme park attractions, and a robust consumer product program—including a set of trading cards released by Topps in 1993 to tie into the film. This comprehensive collection of the original trading card series—timed to publish alongside the release of Jurassic World: Dominion—includes the fronts and backs of all of these classic cards, plus the special chase cards and rare promotional material. The book also includes text and commentary by Gary Gerani, editor of the original series, and an afterword by Chip Kidd, who created and designed the cover of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, which became the iconic logo for the franchise.

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The Topps Company, Inc., founded in 1938, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Gary Gerani is the creator, editor, and writer of hundreds of Topps trading card sets and the author of multiple titles in our Topps trading card series. He lives in Los Angeles. Chip Kidd is an award–winning graphic designer, writer, and editor–at–large at Pantheon. His books on comics include Fantastic Four: Panel by Panel, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, and Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal. He lives in New York City.

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After the Rain BY NNEDI OKORAFOR; ADAPTED BY JOHN JENNINGS; ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID BRAME

Nnedi Okorafor’s story of Chioma, a young Nigerian–American woman whose destiny is revealed during a furious rainstorm—now in paperback, with bonus content including Q&As with the creative team and never–before–seen art and designs!

SELLING POINTS NEW FORMAT: Now in paperback, this appealing new format will feature a jacket with flaps and praise for the hardcover edition as well as bonus content. CELEBRATED CREATOR: Okorafor is a high–profile creator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She has had multiple books optioned for film and TV and has also written stories set in the Black Panther universe for Marvel Comics. AMAZING ADAPTOR: John Jennings is the #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner– winning artist behind Abrams' own Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, which has sold more than 90,000 copies across formats. AFROFUTURISM AND HORROR: Part of two extremely popular and swiftly growing genres that Megascope has helped define and develop.

After the Rain is an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story, “On the Road.” The adaptation, written by John Jennings and illustrated by David Brame, begins in Nigeria during a powerful and unexpected storm. While visiting her grandmother, a young Nigerian–American woman named Chioma answers a knock at the door and is horrified by what she sees—a young boy with a severe head wound is standing on the doorstep. When he touches Chioma, his hand burns like fire and just as suddenly as he arrived, he disappears. Her grandmother comes down to see what is wrong and chastises Chioma for opening the door for a stranger. Outside there are only footprints in the mud which vanish in the same manner as their owner. This event sets off a chain of mysterious occurrences that become more and more terrifying. Chioma knows that something is wrong, and that the boy has “marked” her in some way. . . . Haunted and hunted, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive. Nnedi Okorafor, PhD is a novelist of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative, evocative settings and ole Soyinka memorable characters. Her novels include Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the W Prize for African Literature), The Shadow Speaker Writer’s (winner of the CBS Parallax Award), and Long Juju Man (winner of the Prize Macmillan for Africa). Okorafor lives in Illinois with her daughter Anyaugo and family. Okorafor currently has a new graphic novel, LaGuardia, coming out from Dark Horse Comics; a mini–series Antar from IDW Comics, and has written Wakanda Forever and Shuri for is Marvel Comics. Her novel Who Fears Death is now in development for a new HBO series. John Jennings the curator of the Abrams ComicArts Megascope list as well as the illustrator of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation. He is a professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside and has written several works on African American comics creators. He lives in Riverside, California. David Brame is blackity Black, and Afrofuturist, and refuses to’scomb worked on his hair. He’d rather spend that time making comics. He titles such as of , Box Is’Nana The Werespider, Medisin, Baaaad Muthaz Bones, and Necromancer Bill. He lives in Mexico. You can follow him on graphicpoetics.biz or on Instagram @amazingdavidbrame.

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SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: JULY GRAPHIC NOVELS, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, COMICS ISBN 978-1-4197-4356-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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From Reflections of a Vintner • By Tor Kenward


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Reflections of a Vintner

STORIES AND SEASONAL WISDOM FROM A LIFETIME IN NAPA VALLEY BY TOR KENWARD; FOREWORD BY ROBERT M. PARKER JR.; AFTERWORD BY THOMAS KELLER

A compendium for wine lovers: a prominent vintner shares a lifetime of great wines, famous friends, deep knowledge, and insider insights

SELLING POINTS INDUSTRY INSIDER: Tor Kenward has been in the wine industry since 1977 and has the knowledge and stories to prove it. FOR WINEMAKERS AND WINE– LOVERS: A mix of hyper–niche knowledge, widely renowned names, and fascinating behind– the–scenes stories allows this book to appeal to wine enthusiasts and vintners alike. WELL–CONNECTED: Along with ample longtime friends and colleagues in Wine Country, Tor has a mailing list of members; the book features a foreword by Robert M. Parker Jr. and an afterword by Thomas Keller. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Tor’s stories (and storied career) offer an inspiring jumping–off point for those looking to further their wine knowledge.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 208 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket Reflections of a Vintner follows the calendar year, each chapter opening with the challenges and opportunities a winemaker faces that month—in the vineyard, winery, tasting room, and out on the road. In addition to the wine knowledge Tor imparts, the book relates stories of his friendships with legends of the modern American food and wine scene, including Julia Child, André Tchelistcheff, and Robert Mondavi, among others. An iconic winemaker, Tor has written, taught, and lectured on wine most of his adult life. What he is most often asked about are not facts or numbers about his wines, but the stories behind them. These are stories of inspiration and wisdom that shaped his journey. With this insider’s book on wine, Tor offers entertaining insights into an often intimidating and complex but highly enjoyable world. Tor Kenward began his career at Beringer in 1977, where he spent 25 years as an executive. Tor helped shape Beringer’s Private Reserve and Single Vineyard wine programs; was mentored by notable winemakers from Bordeaux, Burgundy, and California; and launched Beringer’s culinary initiatives. He cofounded the School for American Chefs with noted French chef Madeleine Kamman in the 1980s. Robert M. Parker Jr. is a wine critic and the creator of the Wine Advocate newsletter as well as the revolutionary 100–point wine rating system. He has won countless awards, including two of France’s highest presidential honors. He is the author of many books, including Burgundy and Bordeaux, and lives in Maryland with his family. Thomas Keller, the first and only American chef to hold multiple Michelin three–star ratings, is the most celebrated chef in the US. Beginning with his legendary French Laundry, Keller has opened restaurants across the country, including Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, Ad Hoc, the Surf Club Restaurant, and La Calenda. Keller is also a bestselling author, with more than 1.5 million copies of his cookbooks in print.

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From TK title • By Author, Illustrator


AN ABRAMS BLOCK BOOK

Spaceblock (An Abrams Block Book) WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER FRANCESCHELLI; ILLUSTRATED BY PESKI STUDIO

Learn all about space in this out–of–this–world addition to the bestselling Block Book series!

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: The Abrams Block Book series continues to grow, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. HIGH–INTEREST TOPIC: Always a favorite with young readers, space is a particularly hot topic now with space exploration in the news every day, and the successful landing on Mars of the Perseverance rover. ORIGINAL ART STYLE: Renowned design team Peski Studio once again brings a fresh edge to a popular category. HIGH–VALUE PACKAGE: An inviting, chunky package perfect for little hands.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 6 1/4" - 159mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES up to 3 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Blast off! In this follow–up to Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, Cityblock, Buildablock, Farmblock, Loveblock, and Sharkblock, readers will experience the historic moon landing, learn about what modern astronauts do in space, read about the recent landing of Mars rover Perseverance, and more. In keeping with the rest of the series, Spaceblock features the charming art of British design team Peski Studio, die–cut pages, and ten impressive gatefolds, including one that unfolds to 30 inches wide to showcase all the planets in our solar system! 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. 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.

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POP MAGIC

Shapes: My First Pop-Up! (A Pop Magic Book) WRITTEN BY MATTHEW REINHART; ILLUSTRATED BY EKATERINA TRUKHAN

Learn all about shapes in this dynamic follow–up to Colors: My First Pop–Up! in the Pop Magic series, an exciting line of preschool books from pop–up wizard Matthew Reinhart that makes learning fun!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING CREATOR: Matthew Reinhart is a pop–up wizard, renowned for his innovative and elaborate pop–up books. INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS ON EVERY PAGE: Each spread focuses on a different shape, with a pop–up to trigger or a flap to lift that reveals a surprise. EXCITING SERIES: The Pop Magic series allows preschoolers to explore basic concepts in a fun, interactive way by seeing how they make up the world around them.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 12 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 5 CHILDREN'S, POP-UP BOOKS ISBN 978-1-4197-4981-0 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE A stunning, hands–on exploration of shapes for the very youngest readers! Bestselling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart brings his creative genius to this innovative preschool pop–up, connecting basic concepts to interactive elements that will delight and inform little ones with every page. The shapes included are: square, triangle, circle, rectangle, and oval. From as far back as Matthew Reinhart can remember, art always took center stage. Despite moving several times throughout childhood, his sketchbook was always nearby, a constant friend wherever his family roamed. An avid comic, fantasy, and science fiction fanatic, Reinhart has created a huge array of pop culture pop–ups, such as his bestselling blockbusters Star Wars: A Galactic Pop–Up Adventure, Frozen: A Pop–Up Adventure, Lego Pop–Up, and many more. He is also the creator of the Pop Magic series, an innovative line of interactive preschool books including What’s Up, Fire Truck? and Colors: My First Pop–Up!. He lives in San Francisco. Ekaterina Trukhan is a Russian illustrator. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in London and has since illustrated several children’s books. She draws her inspiration from everyday life, mid–century illustration, and the books she read when she was a child. In her spare time, Trukhan enjoys long walks with her husband and their dog. Learn more about her at EkaterinaTrukhan.com.

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All Better, Baby! BY SARA GILLINGHAM

Make baby feel better in this interactive novelty book, featuring removable pieces, flaps, and touch surfaces

SELLING POINTS PLAY APPEAL: Toddlers will discover the joy of reading and playing at the same time with this doll–meets–book format. INNOVATIVE NOVELTY ELEMENTS: Features include a lift–the–flap bandage, pop–out ice pack, and removable baby doll to hug. GREAT FOLLOW–UP: Snuggle the Baby has sold nearly 50,000 copies! AWARD–WINNING ART: Gillingham’s signature illustrations, in the style of vintage screen prints with four spot colors, were showcased in the Society of Illustrators' The Original Art exhibit.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 12 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Casebound Board Book with Novelty PUB MONTH: MAY All Better, Baby! is an interactive novelty board book that plays like a doll and reads like a gentle manual about how to soothe a baby. Gillingham has incorporated real tactics for newborn care, giving the text an authenticity and purpose. Interactivities include putting a bandage on a scraped knee, rubbing ointment on an itchy bug bite, and more, and are all accompanied by tender, instructive narration. Perfect for soon–to–be older siblings or doll–crazy toddlers, this book encourages children to read while they play, and practice empathy and care. Sara Gillingham is an award–winning children’s book author and illustrator, art director, and designer who has helped publish many bestselling books. Sara has written and illustrated more than 25 titles for children, including How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, and the Empowerment series. She lives in Vancouver with her family.

AGES 1 and up CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4316-0 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £9.99

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MY MAGICAL FRIENDS

My Magical Rainbow BY YUJIN SHIN

Follow along with a sparkly rainbow on an interactive adventure, with a wheel to spin and tabs to pull

RIGHTS: US Territories + Possessions SELLING POINTS SENSATIONAL SERIES: The My Magical Friends series has sold more than 100,000 copies and counting. 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

* 8 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/18" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/18" - 179mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MAY

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CARTON QTY: 20 Meet the rainbow who brightens the world wherever it goes! Push, pull, spin, and slide your way through this enchanted land, with a special surprise waiting at the end. Readers spin a wheel to animate the rainbow on 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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99 Tomatoes and One Potato A SEEK-AND-FIND FOR CURIOUS MINDS BY DELPHINE CHEDRU

Find the odd one out in this vibrantly illustrated, oversize seek–and– find book

SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL TRACK:Spot It and Spot It Again! have sold more than 25,000 copies combined. LIGHTLY EDUCATIONAL: There are more than 1,300 objects to count, and the odd–one–out premise helps hone concentration and observational reading skills. ANSWERS INCLUDED: The final spread includes an answer key, just in case readers (or their parents) run out of patience.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 30 pages

* WIDTH: 7 3/8" - 187mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 5 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5377-0 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £11.99

99 Tomatoes and One Potato is a stylish, one–of–a–kind seek–and–find book from the author–illustrator of Spot It! and Spot It Again!. Young readers are asked to find the odd one out among 100 objects, from the one mouse hiding among 99 cats, to the one bus among 99 cars, to the one snowflake among 99 stars. The bright, graphic art style and oversize trim size make this board book perfect for seek–and–find–loving young readers. Delphine Chedru is a graphic designer, author, and illustrator who lives and works in Paris. She is the author of more than 30 books for children.

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CARTON QTY: 18 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-694-5

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MONTESSORI

Montessori: Seed Work BY BOBBY GEORGE; ILLUSTRATED BY ALYSSA NASSNER

Learn the plant life cycle the Montessori way!

SELLING POINTS WIDESPREAD FOLLOWING: There are an estimated 4,500 certified Montessori schools in the United States, and many more that use the name and selected tenets. BROAD APPEAL: Introduces a new way of learning that is understandable to all and easily applicable outside of a Montessori classroom. INNOVATIVE FORMAT: Features glossy spot varnish throughout to encourage children to interact with the information, referencing the hands–on materials of the Montessori classroom. SUCCESSFUL SERIES: More than 180,000 copies sold to date.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 22 pages

* WIDTH: 5" - 127mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 3 to 5 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4369-6 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Based on the proven Montessori teaching method, Montessori: Seed Work introduces young readers to the plant life cycle, starting with seeds before moving on to each phase as the plant grows. Elements on each page are textured for greater interactivity, and the book has two fun gatefolds—one that flips down to reveal a plant's roots, and another that folds out to show a sunflower following the sun. Written by Bobby George, cofounder of the Baan Dek Montessori, the Montessori series introduces young readers to key concepts by beginning with the concrete and moving to the abstract. With each book, young readers absorb age– appropriate information and gain a better understanding of the world around them. Bobby George is a lifelong student and entrepreneur, with a PhD in philosophy. Alongside June George, he founded Baan Dek–the frst Montessori school in South Dakota. Bobby and June both live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator and hand letterer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the illustrator of the Montessori series for Abrams, as well as several books for Chronicle and Ivy Press.

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Odd Birds

MEET NATURE'S WEIRDEST FLOCK BY LAURA GEHL; ILLUSTRATED BY GARETH LUCAS

Meet nature’s oddballs in this charming board book about some of the most unique birds in the world

SELLING POINTS FRESH APPROACH: The fascinating creatures in this book stand apart from more common animal subjects. EDUCATIONAL HOOK: Age– appropriate facts accompany an illustration of each bird, and back matter offers photographs of each winged critter as well as more detailed information. EYE–CATCHING ART: Gareth Lucas’s stunning—and accurate —illustrations showcase what makes these captivating creatures so unique.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 22 pages

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

AGES 2 to 4 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4223-1 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

Backyard birds—move over! Odd Birds introduces babies and toddlers to unusual bird species, including the magnificent frigatebird with a bright red throat pouch and the California condor—the largest flying birds in North America! Gentle rhyming verses provide the comforting repetition that little ones crave, even as their minds are opened to new and fascinating creatures from around the world. At the end of the book, readers will find photographs of each bird, along with more detailed factual information. The eight birds featured are the magnificent frigatebird, blue–footed booby, shoebill stork, ostrich, hoatzin, oilbird, California condor, and burrowing owl. Laura Gehl is a former science teacher who still loves getting kids excited about science and nature . . . now through her books. Ever since reading about a poop– shooting caterpillar many years ago, Gehl has spent time researching and writing about interesting creatures and their behaviors. She is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Baby Scientist board book series, Odd Beasts, Happy Llamakkah!, and Happy Owl–Oween!. Gethl lives with her husband and four kids in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she enjoys observing and exploring in the woods near her home. Gareth Lucas is an illustrator and designer living in Essex, England, with his wife and five children. After studying at the University of Brighton School of Art and Central Saint Martins, he has worked on a variety of projects but enjoys nothing more than illustrating animals, birds, and the natural world. When he is not working, he can be heard indulging his other love– the banjo!

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Who Dug This Hole? WRITTEN BY LAURA GEHL; ILLUSTRATED BY LORIS LORA

Lift the flaps on every page of this board book to learn about seven animal species and their habitats!

SELLING POINTS INTERACTIVE FORMAT: With flaps to lift on every page, young readers will have fun discovering which animals are the answers to each riddle. EVERGREEN SUBJECT: Board books introducing different types of animals are a perennially popular category. CHARMING ART: Loris Lora’s stunning illustrations bring the creatures in this book to life.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 16 pages

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

AGES 2 to 4 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5661-0 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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In this innovative nonfiction board book, young readers will see a hole in different environments on each spread. Lift the flaps to discover which animal dug, burrowed, or pecked the hole—and learn a simple fact about each species. Featured creatures include ants, woodpeckers, fish, gophers, skunks, tortoises, polar bears, and kids on a sandy beach! Laura Gehl is a former science teacher who still loves getting kids excited about science and nature . . . now through her books. Ever since reading about a poop– shooting caterpillar many years ago, Gehl has spent time researching and writing about interesting creatures and their behaviors. She is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including Odd Beasts, Odd Birds, Happy Llamakkah!, Happy Owl–Oween!, and the Baby Scientist board book series. Gehl lives with her husband and four kids in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she enjoys observing and exploring in the woods near her home. Loris Lora is a Latinx illustrator and designer from Southern California who is inspired by her Mexican upbringing, mid– century illustration and design, pop culture, and bright colors. Her nuanced observations of people and nature bring sensitive details and a playful style to compositions. She has illustrated multiple books, including the Eisner– nominated Eventually Everything Connects. Lora lives with her partner in their tiny Spanish home in Riverside, California, where they enjoy watching the neighborhood critters explore their growing cacti garden.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Odd Beasts ISBN 978-1-4197-4222-4

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Who Am I? ISBN 978-1-4197-3646-9

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I Am a Cat WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY GALIA BERNSTEIN

A bold celebration of what it takes to be a cat, from acclaimed author–illustrator Galia Bernstein—now in board book!

SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED STORY: I Am a Cat received three glowing starred reviews and has been published in 14 languages—and is now adapted here for the youngest of readers. PURR–ENNIAL SUBJECT: Cat people of all ages will fall for this delightful celebration of their favorite furry friends. PAWS–ITIVE MESSAGE: With her graphic, commercial style, Galia Bernstein’s story conveys a gentle message about not making judgments of others.

SPECIFICATIONS * 24 pages * Board Book PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES up to 3 PICTURE BOOK, KIDS PETS ISBN 978-1-4197-5960-4 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 48 A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being “cat” enough. According to them, he just doesn’t measure up. He doesn’t have Lion’s mane or Cheetah’s spots. He doesn’t sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He’s small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he’s just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat shows we’re all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough. Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel before moving to New York to study illustration. She is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books I Am a Cat and Leyla. She lives in Brooklyn.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-180-1

ALSO AVAILABLE Happy Cats ISBN 978-1-4197-5085-4

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Stack the Cats ISBN 978-1-4197-2706-1

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Happy Owl-Oween! BY LAURA GEHL; ILLUSTRATED BY LYDIA NICHOLS

Celebrate Halloween with the Owl family in this joyful, rhyming picture book

SELLING POINTS FUN APPROACH: Happy Owl– Oween! is a silly, not–so–spooky Halloween story perfect for the preschool crowd A REAL HOOT: 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. LOOSE SERIES: Readers can learn about more holiday traditions with Happy Llamakkah!

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4312-2 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

Follow along with the Owl family on Halloween as they plan their costumes, go trick–or–treating, and more! Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a spirited read. Laura Gehl is the author of Happy Llamakkah!, Odd Beasts, and Odd Birds, among many other books for children. She is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC, and is a frequent presenter at synagogues and Jewish day schools, 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!, My Shape Is Sam, and Space Matters. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with two cats and one human.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-787-2

ALSO AVAILABLE Spookytale (An Abrams Trail Tale) ISBN 978-1-4197-5019-9 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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Happy Halloween! (A Changing Faces Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2967-6 US $7.95 CAN $9.95

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SPRING 2022

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RIGHTS: World/All

A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

My Grandpa Is Grand! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

From Hello!Lucky, the creators of My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing!, comes this joyful tribute to everything that makes grandfathers grand!

SELLING POINTS STRIKING ILLUSTRATIONS: Beautifully designed and illustrated with a fifth color of ink throughout. SUCCESSFUL SERIES: The follow–up to My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing!, which were both Publishers Weekly and Indiebound bestsellers. SENSATIONAL SALES: More than a million combined sales for the Hello!Lucky program! STRONG FOLLOWING: Hello! Lucky has almost 80,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 70,000 followers on Pinterest.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

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

AGES up to 3 Is your grandpa more fun than a ton of treehouses? More adventurous than a sea of sailors? Smarter than a school of fish? Celebrate all the things that make Grandpa grand with this bright, humor– filled board book! 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!; Thanks a Ton!; School Is Cool!; and Bananas for You!. They also offer gifts, ceramics, stationery, kids’ partyware, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco. Find them @helloluckykids.

JUVENILE, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5555-2 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 26 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-365-4

ALSO AVAILABLE My Grandma Is Great! (A Hello!Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-5545-3

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My Dad Is Amazing! (A Hello! Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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SPRING 2022

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A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

My Grandma Is Great! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

From Hello!Lucky, the creators of My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing!, comes this joyful tribute to everything that makes grandmothers great!

SELLING POINTS STRIKING ILLUSTRATIONS: Beautifully designed and illustrated with a fifth color of ink throughout. SUCCESSFUL SERIES: The follow–up to My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing!, which were both Publishers Weekly and Indiebound bestsellers. SENSATIONAL SALES: More than a million combined sales for the Hello!Lucky program! STRONG FOLLOWING: Hello! Lucky has almost 80,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 70,000 followers on Pinterest.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

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

AGES up to 3 Is your grandma more fabulous than a flock of flamingos? More magical than a million mermaids? More adventurous than a pack of pirates? Celebrate all the things that make Grandma great with this bright, humor– filled board book! 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!; Thanks a Ton!; School Is Cool!; and Bananas for You!. They also offer gifts, ceramics, stationery, kids’ partyware, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco. Find them @helloluckykids.

CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5545-3 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 26 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-359-3

ALSO AVAILABLE My Grandpa Is Grand! (A Hello!Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-5555-2

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My Mom Is Magical! (A Hello! Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

Halloween Is a Treat! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

From the superstar creators of My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! comes this spooktacular, humor–filled board book—perfect for Halloween celebrations

SELLING POINTS STRIKING PACKAGE: Beautifully designed and illustrated, the book features a fifth color of ink throughout and foil stamping on the cover. HOLIDAY HOOK: This vibrant and humorous board book is a great Halloween read for the youngest of readers. SENSATIONAL SALES: There have been more than a million combined sales for the Hello! Lucky program! My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! were both Publishers Weekly and IndieBound bestsellers. STRONG FOLLOWING: Hello! Lucky has almost 80,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 70,000 followers on Pinterest.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm This not–so–spooky story celebrates all things Halloween, with plenty of tricks and treats! Hello!Lucky lends their vibrant illustrations and pun–derful voice to this charming board book that is sure to tickle your funny bone. 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!; Thanks a Ton!; School Is Cool!; and Bananas for You!. They also offer gifts, ceramics, stationery, kids’ partyware, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco. Find them @helloluckykids.

* Board Book PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5106-6 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-695-2

ALSO AVAILABLE Vegetables in Halloween Costumes ISBN 978-1-4197-4674-1

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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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SPRING 2022

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RIGHTS: World/All

A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

Hang in There! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

Spread hope and encouragement with this pun–derful picture book from the bestselling Hello!Lucky team

SELLING POINTS STRIKING PACKAGE: Beautifully designed and illustrated, the book features a fifth color of ink throughout. SENSATIONAL SALES: More than a million combined sales for the Hello!Lucky program! My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! were both Publishers Weekly and IndieBound bestsellers. STRONG FOLLOWING: Hello! Lucky has almost 80,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 70,000 followers on Pinterest.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5556-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Hold on, friend! Do not despair. When times are tough, just hang in there! The bestselling Hello!Lucky team brings their signature bold style and sidesplitting humor to this uplifting picture book. One thing after another goes wrong on Cat’s cat–astrophic day—but with reassuring support from her friends and a paws–itive outlook, she just may be able to keep things in purr–spective. 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!; Thanks a Ton!; School Is Cool!; and Bananas for You!. They also offer gifts, ceramics, stationery, kids’ partyware, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco. Find them @helloluckykids.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-366-1

ALSO AVAILABLE Go Get 'Em, Tiger! (A Hello! Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-3964-4

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Thanks a Ton! (A Hello!Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-4334-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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SPRING 2022

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I Like This, You Like That BY LINDA ASHMAN; ILLUSTRATED BY EVE COY

From acclaimed author Linda Ashman and illustrator Eve Coy comes this joyful picture book about making new friends and finding common ground

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Linda Ashman is a prolific children's book author and has received dozens of starred reviews, awards, and honors. FRIENDSHIP HOOK: A sweet opposites–attract friendship story about two children learning to understand each other's perspectives. RHYMING TEXT: Linda Ashman’s fun, bouncing verse is perfectly suited for young readers. DELIGHTFUL ILLUSTRATIONS: Eve Coy’s appealing art is full of details for young ones to pore over and portrays the friendship in this book with warmth and humor.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK We’re opposites! / You’re right—we are. Like big and small. / Like near and far. But even when we disagree / I like you, and you like me. A rhyming friendship story told in two voices, this picture book follows two children as they try to discover what they have in common, from favorite toys to shaggy dogs to pizza toppings. With its gentle message and dynamic illustrations, this sweet story is sure to resonate with young readers. Linda Ashman is the author of more than 40 picture books and the creator of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on the “best of the year” lists of the New York Times, Parenting and Child magazines, the New York Public Library, the ILA/CBC, and more, and have been translated into many languages. Ashman lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two elderly dogs. For more, visit LindaAshman.com. Eve Coy is an author–illustrator based in the south of England. Among the picture books she has created are The Huffalots and Daddy–sitting. Coy likes bonfires, butterflies, and brisk walks. She does not like cleaning her room. She is best known for creating warm and charming characters using all sorts of art materials.

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ISBN 978-1-4197-5089-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 24 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-127-8

ALSO AVAILABLE I Like This, You Like That ISBN 978-1-4197-5089-2

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How Do You Dance? ISBN 978-1-4197-3418-2

US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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SPRING 2022

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Mud! WORDS BY ANNIE BAILEY; PICTURES BY JEN CORACE

An energetic picture book ode to rainy days, outdoor play, and siblings, all about oozy, smoozy, squishy mud!

SELLING POINTS GREAT READ–ALOUD: Annie Bailey’s rhyming text is a delight to read aloud, with heaps of alliteration and onomatopoeia. VIVID ILLUSTRATIONS: Jen Corace’s watercolor illustrations lend warmth and vibrancy to this playful story. FUN AND FUNNY: Mud! is pure kid–friendly fun and chock–full of humor and visual delights. KEY TOPIC: This picture book encourages outdoor play and recreation, proven to be crucial to kids’ mental health and stress reduction during the recent pandemic.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5097-7

Gloopy, gloppy, gorgeous mud. Ooozy, smoozy, soupy mud. Stomp it, poke it, squeeze it, whack it, Pack it into bricks and stack it.

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This very young picture book from author Annie Bailey and illustrator Jen Corace celebrates all things mud! The rhyming text is full of onomatopoeia and humor, and follows a brother and sister as they go outside on a rainy day to play in the mud and then clean up—only for the muddy fun to start up again. Annie Bailey is a children’s author and songwriter. She developed her mud pie–making skills at a very young age and now passes this knowledge on to her four sons as they explore the outdoors surrounding their home in rural Idaho. This is her first picture book. Her previous works include the board books 10 Little Tractors, 10 Little Excavators, and There Is Joy, a children’s album. Visit her online at AnnieBailey.com. Jen Corace is the illustrator of Small World by Ishta Mercurio and Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, among other books for young readers. She also creates fine art, with a focus on the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Corace lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Learn more about her at JenCorace.com

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-131-5

ALSO AVAILABLE One Springy, Singy Day ISBN 978-1-4197-4572-0

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More Than Sunny ISBN 978-1-4197-4181-4

US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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From Francis Discovers Possible • Written by Ashlee Latimer; illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani


RIGHTS: World English

KITTY-CORN

Pretty Perfect Kitty-Corn WRITTEN BY SHANNON HALE; ILLUSTRATED BY LEUYEN PHAM

From the bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham, creators of Itty–Bitty Kitty–Corn, comes another positively delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship—and the beauty of imperfection

SELLING POINTS SUPERSTAR DUO: The New York Times bestselling team behind megahits such as the Princess in Black series, Best Friends, and Real Friends, Newbery honoree Shannon Hale and Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham are two of the biggest names in children’s books today. To date, Hale and Pham’s collaborations have sold more than 2 million copies combined! SERIES MOMENTUM:Itty–Bitty Kitty–Corn was a New York Times and Indiebound bestseller. ON–TREND: This incredibly commercial mashup brilliantly combines unicorns with cats. UPLIFTING MESSAGE: All about friendship, owning your imperfections, and seeing others for who they truly are. DAZZLING PACKAGE: The book will feature both foil and glitter.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 48 pages Unicorn is perfect. Everybody thinks so. He yearns to look the way everyone thinks he should. But when a fumble makes Unicorn feel like a big, ugly goof, he can’t help but wonder: If he’s not absolutely perfect and majestic all the time, will Kitty even want to be his best friend anymore? The magical, bestselling team of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham put their horns together once again for a heart–bursting story featuring an utterly adorable kitty–corn pair, showing readers that it’s okay to embrace our flaws and share the messy parts of ourselves. LeUyen Pham and Shannon Hale are the team behind the bestselling picture book Itty–Bitty Kitty–Corn, the bestselling graphic novels Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever, and, with Dean Hale, the early chapter book series The Princess in Black. They’ve made a bunch of other books, too. They are both: moms of kids who aren’t afraid to get messy, wives to husbands who make art, Honor award winners (Caldecott and Newbery), caretakers of cats, and believers in unicorns. LeUyen lives in Los Angeles, Shannon lives in Utah, and with each other, they know they can be– and make–anything.

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5093-9 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-129-2

ALSO AVAILABLE Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn ISBN 978-1-4197-5091-5

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Princesses Wear Pants ISBN 978-1-4197-2603-3

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SPRING 2022

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RIGHTS: World/All

I Love You Like Yellow WRITTEN BY ANDREA BEATY; ILLUSTRATED BY VASHTI HARRISON

From New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison, a sweet and playful bedtime book that reminds young readers just how loved they are

SELLING POINTS POWERHOUSE TEAM: Andrea Beaty and Vashti Harrison are both bestselling creators with huge followings. This is the first time they’ve been paired up, and this exciting new collaboration is sure to get a lot of commercial and critical attention. READERS LOVE LOVE: Books about love continue to sell year– round, and this playful and poetic spin is perfect for fans of Guess How Much I Love You, That's Me Loving You, and The Wonderful Things You Will Be. PERFECT READALOUD: With a beautiful rhyming text, this is the perfect readaloud and bedtime story.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 48 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: APRIL A loved one tells the young reader how they love them—like yellow, like green, like flowery orchid, like sweet tangerine. Following a diverse array of children and their families—families who come in all shapes and sizes— the book showcases the smallest but sometimes most special moments of the day: from going to a garden, to playing pretend pirates, eating some crunchy chips and lemonade, and rushing to get ready in the morning. The narrator goes on, listing all the different ways the child is adored, until at last, the little one settles down for bed. With heartfelt rhyming text and stunning illustrations, I Love You Like Yellow is like a big hug and kiss from someone you love and a heartfelt story about honoring both the profound and mundane moments of life. Andrea Beaty is the New York Times bestselling author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioners series; Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies; Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau; and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. Vashti Harrison is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. She earned her bachelor of arts in media studies and studio art from the University of Virginia and her master of arts in film and video from CalArts. There, she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. She now utilizes both skillsets to craft beautiful stories for children.

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AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4807-3 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-056-1

ALSO AVAILABLE They Say Blue ISBN 978-1-4197-2851-8 US $17.99 UK £12.99

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I Am Love ISBN 978-1-4197-3726-8

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SPRING 2022

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FEEL-GOOD FAIRY TALES

Tortoise and Hare

A FAIRY TALE TO HELP YOU FIND BALANCE WRITTEN BY SUSAN VERDE; ILLUSTRATED BY JAY FLECK

A fractured fairy tale to help kids slow down and find their energy, from New York Times bestseller and mindfulness expert Susan Verde!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Susan Verde is the house author of the bestselling I Am series (more than 1 million copies sold!), illustrated by Peter Reynolds, including the #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. POSITIVE MESSAGE: Through friendship, Tortoise and Hare discover the right mix of slow and fast to be the best versions of themselves. SOOTHING BACK MATTER: Like in the I Am series, Verde includes a guide that takes children through a series of breathing/mental exercises and yoga poses. FEEL–GOOD FAIRY TALES: Tortoise and Hare rounds out our charming trio of mindfulness– focused fairytales, which also includes The Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath, focused on breathing, and The Tossy–Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea, which tackles sleep.

SPECIFICATIONS Once upon a time there were two neighbors, Hare and Tortoise. Although they lived side by side, they did things very differently. Hare did everything quickly and energetically. But she was so busy that she didn’t always pay attention to the things—or people—around her. Some might say she was too fast. Tortoise did everything slowly and thoughtfully. But sometimes he took so much time that he had trouble finishing things. Some might say he was too slow. What will happen when the two come head to head? In this original spin on a classic fairytale, New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde and illustrator Jay Fleck explore how too much of anything won’t get you across the finish line, and how having a friend to help you find balance is the best thing of all. Includes exercises to help YOU find your “just right.” Susan Verde is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture books I Am Human and I Am Love, as well as I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am One, I Am Courage, The Museum, You and Me, My Kicks, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul. In addition to writing books, she is 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. Jay Fleck is the Illinois–based author– illustrator of Tilly & Tank, as well the illustrator behind a number of other children's books, including the Tiny T. Rex series. He now resides in a suburb south of Chicago with his wife, two children, and loyal dog, Otis. He spends his spare time running and reading (but not at the same time).

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Francis Discovers Possible WRITTEN BY ASHLEE LATIMER; ILLUSTRATED BY SHAHRZAD MAYDANI

This lyrical picture book from Tony award–winning producer Ashlee Latimer models joyful self–acceptance

SELLING POINTS FAT PROTAGONIST: This picture book centers the experience of a fat character and models for readers one way to work through unwelcome comments about their body. STAR POWER AUTHOR: Ashlee Latimer was a co–producer on the Broadway revival of Once on This Island, which received a Tony for the Best Musical Revival in 2018. She was the first openly genderfluid person to win a Tony Award. FATHER–DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP: Baba and Francis’s relationship deepens the heart of the story. BACK MATTER: A thoughtful author’s note speaks to readers directly and frames just how personal this story is for Ashlee.

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* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm Francis loves learning new words. At school, when her class is reviewing words that begin with the letter “F,” someone sneers “Fat, like Francis.” Francis always thought “fat” was a warm word—like snuggling with Mama or belly rubs for her puppy. But now “fat” feels cold, and Francis feels very small. After school, Baba takes Francis to the park. She chooses the bench instead of the swing set, and gets very quiet. But when Baba uses the word “possible,” Francis wants to know what it means. They explore the park together, discovering what’s “possible” around them. Is it like airplanes, hovering in the sky? Or does it look like planting and how some things take a long time to grow? “Possible” makes Francis feel warm and big—like “fat,” before someone else made her feel small. This ode to self–acceptance will model for child readers what “possible” might mean in their own lives. Ashlee Latimer is writer, producer, and director focused on creating work that supports and celebrates young people of all ages. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and travels as much as possible. You can find her online talking about books, theater, and Disney movies at @ALNL on Twitter and @ashleelaurynnichole on Instagram. Shahrzad Maydani is an illustrator of Iranian–English descent, raised in Niger and Kenya. Her debut children’s book, Poetree, received the Crystal Kite Award and was a Spring 2019 Kids’ Indie Next selection. She lives with her family in California. Follow her on Instagram @shahrzadmaydani.

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Puppy Bus BY DREW BROCKINGTON

A hilarious back–to–school story from the creator of CatStronauts, Drew Brockington

SELLING POINTS BACK TO SCHOOL: This puppy–driven take on the first day of school is perfect for soothing first–day–of–school jitters. SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR: Drew Brockington is the author– illustrator of the CatStronauts series, which has sold more than 200,000 copies. FUN AND FUNNY: With bright, appealing illustrations, this hilarious story of a boy’s day at puppy school couldn’t be more kid–friendly.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JULY

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When a boy and his family move, he has to start all over at a new school— and gets plenty of first day jitters. The teachers will be different, he'll have to make new friends, and he won't even know where the bathroom is! On the first day, he nervously gets on the bus, only to end up at Puppy School. Everything is strange and different—but at the end of the day, new friends prove that maybe starting at someplace new isn't so bad after all. Drew Brockington is the creator of the CatStronauts series of graphic novels. His first picture book, Hangry, was published by Little, Brown in 2019. He lives with his family in Minneapolis.

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Dress-Up Day BY BLANCA GÓMEZ

After missing her class costume party, a girl decides she doesn’t need an excuse to dress up in this charming, relatable school story

SELLING POINTS MUCH–ADMIRED CREATOR: Gómez is the author–illustrator of Bird House, which received two starred reviews, as well as the illustrator of other acclaimed titles. BACK TO SCHOOL: Centered around a fun school tradition: costume day! UPLIFTING MESSAGE: The power of a supportive friend gives the narrator courage to stand out. SIMULTANEOUS EDITIONS: Publishing in both English and Spanish. LIGHTLY AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL: Like she did with Bird House, Gómez based this story off a personal childhood experience!

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK When a little girl is home sick for dress–up day at school, she decides there’s no need to miss out entirely: She’ll just wear her rabbit costume the next day! But when the next day arrives and she’s the only one in costume, it doesn’t feel like such a great idea, after all. Can a little bit of confidence and an unexpected new friend turn a self–conscious moment into a wonderful one? Funny, endearing, and relatable to any kid who’s ever felt insecure, Dress–Up Day is an ode to friendship, embracing individuality, and putting yourself out there no matter the occasion. Blanca Gómez is a much sought–after picture book illustrator and the author–artist of Bird House. In a starred review, Kirkus called One Family “visually striking,” and the New York Times called her illustrations “adorable.” “Wonder–flled and delightful” were the words Kirkus used to describe City Moon in another starred review. Blanca lives in Madrid, Spain.

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Día de disfraces (Dress-Up Day Spanish Edition) BY BLANCA GÓMEZ

Tras perderse la fiesta de disfraces de su clase, una niña decide que no necesita una excusa para disfrazarse en esta tierna historia en la que muchos niños se verán reflejados

SELLING POINTS CREADORA MUY ADMIRADA: Gómez es la autora e ilustradora de Bird House, libro que recibió dos reseñas estelares. Ella también ha sido la ilustradora de otros libros muy aclamados. REGRESO A CLASES: Centrada en una divertida tradición escolar: día de disfraces! MENSAJE PARA ELEVAR EL ESPÍRITU: El apoyo de una amiga le da a la narradora la Fortaleza para poder ser sí misma. EDICIONES SIMULTÁNEAS: Publicaciones en Español y en Inglés. SEMI–AUTOBIOGRÁFICO: Como en el caso de Bird House, Gómez basó esta historia en una experiencia personal de su niñez.

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* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm Cuando una niña se pierde el día de disfraces en el colegio, decide que no tiene por qué perdérselo del todo. Irá disfrazada de conejita ¡al día siguiente! Pero cuando llega el día siguiente y ella es la única que va disfrazada, ya no le parece una idea tan genial. ¿Podrán un poco de confianza y un inesperado nuevo amigo convertir un momento embarazoso en uno genial? Día de disfraces es una tierna y divertida historia en la que cualquier niño que se haya sentido inseguro alguna vez podrá sentirse reflejado. Se trata de una oda a la amistad, a la individualidad y a atreverse con todo. Blanca Gómez es una popular ilustradora de libros para niños y la autora e ilustradora de Bird House. En una reseña destacada, Kirkus definió One Family como “visualmente impactante”, y The New York Times definió sus ilustraciones como “adorables”. “Maravilloso y encantador” fueron las palabras con las que Kirkus describió City Moon en otra reseña destacada. Blanca vive en Madrid, España.

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How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? WRITTEN BY DEV PETTY; ILLUSTRATED BY RUTH CHAN

From the author of I Don’t Want to Be a Frog comes a hilarious new picture book that asks readers to solve one very important mystery

SELLING POINTS KID–FAVORITE FORMAT: This picture book is illustrated in a graphic novel–style throughout, making it perfect for newly independent readers and fans of the format. SNEAKY MATH LESSON: At the heart of this funny friendship story is a math and logic puzzle that will encourage kid readers to practice their deductive reasoning skills. LAUGH–OUT–LOUD READ: The expressive animal characters, unexpected details, and hijinks make for a rollicking read.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4670-3 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

It’s Mr. Tortoise’s birthday, and he can’t wait to eat cake with his friends. But there’s a hitch! Mr. Tortoise can’t remember how old he is, so his friends don’t know how many candles to put on the cake. And they won’t stop (or slice) until they figure out the mystery. Could Mr. Tortoise be as many years old as there are sections on his shell? He’s twice as big as the smaller tortoise . . . so is he twice as old? After the partygoers work through a variety of possibilities, they find their way to the answer with a simple bit of addition. With text from I Don’t Want to Be a Frog author Dev Petty and hilarious graphic novel–style illustrations from Ruth Chan, How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? will have readers guessing the answer from beginning to end. Dev Petty used to be a painter in movies–such as the Matrix films and others–but now she is the author of many books for children, including I Don’t Want to Be a Frog and its companion titles. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and you can find her at DevPetty.com. Ruth Chan spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada and her teens in China before studying art and education, and working with youth and families in underserved communities. She is the author and illustrator of The Alpactory: Ready, Pack, Go! and Thank You, Neighbor! She now writes and illustrates full–time in Brooklyn, New York. Visit ohtruth.com for more info.

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Lion Needs a Shot BY HYEWON YUM

A lion family navigates their fears of going to the doctor in this adorable, hilariously relatable companion to Lion Needs a Haircut

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR– ILLUSTRATOR: Hyewon Yum has earned countless starred reviews, and awards for her work, including an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator award and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. LION IS A STAR: In a starred review, Booklist praised Lion Needs a Haircut for “turning a classic childhood conflict on its head with subtle style and wit,” and Yum does the same in this new story. HOT TOPIC: Both siblings get shots in this story that’s timely, as vaccines dominate the news. UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE: Visiting the doctor is a regular part of most kids’ lives, and Yum gently prepares readers who may be nervous about it. SIBLING LOVE: The brother– sister bond takes center stage as Little Lion sweetly shows his baby sister Lulu the ropes.

SPECIFICATIONS Little lion Luka is NOT worried about a visit to the doctor. He’s NOT scared of getting a shot. And he’s definitely NOT a little lion anymore. R–O–A–R! His younger sister, Lulu, might be nervous for her first checkup—but no need to worry, big brother is here to set a brave example. Step by step, he walks her through what will happen, offering encouragement and holding her hand. But when it’s his turn, on second thought, maybe he doesn’t need to see Dr. Brown today; he’s feeling perfectly fine, after all. This witty, tender story follows two siblings sharing a universal experience together, giving each other courage and realizing that a trip to the doctor’s office isn’t so bad. Hyewon Yum is the author and illustrator of Lion Needs a Haircut; Grandpa Across the Ocean; Last Night, a Fiction Honorable Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and winner of the Golden Kite Award; There Are No Scary Wolves, winner of the Society of illustrators' Founder's Award; The Twins' Blanket, a Junior Library Guild selection; Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and was selected as a Kirkus Best Book of the Year; and Saturday is Swimming Day, which earned her a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. Yum lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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All from a Walnut WRITTEN BY AMMI-JOAN PAQUETTE; ILLUSTRATED BY FELICITA SALA

A moving, multigenerational story about love, family roots, and the cycle of life

SELLING POINTS STAR ILLUSTRATOR: Sala has been a Kate Greenway Medal nominee and on the New York Times Best Illustrated List. She is also the illustrator behind our own Big Foot and Little Foot series, Ode to an Onion, The Hideout, and Be a Tree!, which received two starred reviews. ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Paquette’s books have been widely praised, including Two Truths and a Lie: It'’s Alive!, co–authored with Laurie Ann Thompson and named a Cybils Award finalist. MULTIGENERATIONAL STORY: Depicts a tender bond between a grandparent and grandchild. EMOTIONAL THEMES: Deftly tackles tough subjects, including the death of a grandparent. ANCESTRY HOOK: Encourages kids to always remember their history and take pride in their heritage. REAL–LIFE INSPIRATION: Loosely based on the author’s Italian family roots and her immigrant grandfather.

When Emilia finds a walnut one morning, Grandpa tells her the story behind it: of his journey across the ocean to a new home, with only one small bag and a nut in his pocket. “I planted my little tree in good brown soil, so it would grow strong here forever.” “In this house? In this yard?” “Shall we go see?” Step by step, Grandpa teaches Emilia how to cultivate her own seed. But as her little nut grows, Grandpa begins to slow down—until one sad day, Emilia has to say goodbye. Emilia’s sapling looks as droopy as she feels . . . but she knows just what to do. From acclaimed author and illustrator Ammi–Joan Paquette and Felicita Sala, this tender story is a poignant reminder that the best things grow with time—and that even when they are no longer here, the ones we love are always a part of us. Ammi–Joan Paquette is the author of many books for young readers. After living in many countries all over the world, she has now settled in the Boston area with her family and many towering piles of books. When she looks out of her back windows, all she can see are trees. Felicita Sala is the self–taught illustrator of several picture books, including Be a Tree! by Maria Gianferrari and The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli, as well as her own book of recipes for children, What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street?. She grew up between Italy and Australia and now lives in Rome, Italy, with her family.

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Biking with Grandma

A "WISH YOU WERE HERE" ADVENTURE WRITTEN BY CHRIS SANTELLA; ILLUSTRATED BY VIVIENNE TO

Sam and their intrepid grandma bike around the world together in this sweet intergenerational adventure!

SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD: Chris Santella has published 17 books in the Fifty Places series since 2004. His books, ranging in subject from golfing and biking to hiking and sailing, have sold more than 600,000 copies combined. FRESH AND MODERN PICTURE BOOK: Sam, our narrator, is a biracial child who is illustrated in a gender–neutral way. Grandma is sporty, fearless, and adventurous! WORLD TOUR: Sam and Grandma travel around the globe, learning about the nature, geography, and culture of each place they visit. EPISTOLARY FORMAT: Sam writes letters home detailing each stop on their tour.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 11 3/4" - 298mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm Grandma Rose's job is having amazing adventures around the globe and writing about them. Her next trip is extra–special—because this time, Sam is tagging along! Together Sam and Grandma Rose will bike and explore national parks, villages, and sprawling cities, from bear sightings in Alberta to sloths in Costa Rica, and from gelato in Italy to bánh mi in Vietnam. Writing home in postcards, Sam details tidbits about each location's language, culture, and natural beauty. Sam soon finds out that Grandma is full of surprises—she’s up for any challenge, and wow, can she shred down those trails. Pedaling side–by–side, Grandma Rose will teach Sam to be brave and embrace new experiences both on a bike and in life. Whether trekking up majestic mountains or simply gazing up at the night sky, Sam discovers that the journey is not about the places you go—it’s the moments you share, big and small. Locations featured: Banff National Park, Alberta; Cape Breton Island, Canada; Black Hills, South Dakota, US; Canyonlands National Park, Utah, US; San Juan Islands, Washington, US; Hawaii, Hawaii, US; Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania; Hanoi, Vietnam; Tokyo, Japan; Greater Provence, France; Tuscany, Italy; Kingdom of Mapungubwe, Botswana; Lake Arenal/Guanacaste, Costa Rica; Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, US Chris Santella is the author of 21 books, including 17 titles in the Fifty Places series. Based in Portland, Oregon, this is his first picture book. Vivienne To is an illustrator and visual development artist working in film and publishing. She is the illustrator of The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down, All Kinds of Awesome, Three Ways to Trap a Leprechaun, and When You're Going to the Moon.

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RUBE GOLDBERG’S SIMPLE NORMAL

Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Definitely Different Day Off WRITTEN BY JENNIFER GEORGE; ILLUSTRATED BY ED STECKLEY

Follow along with young inventor Rube Goldberg on his day off from school in this wacky, STEAM–focused picture book

RIGHTS: World/All 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. STRONG TRACK: The first picture book from this team is in its fifth printing and received the 2018 Parents’ Choice Gold Award. STEAM HOOK: Rube Goldberg is part of STEM/STEAM initiatives worldwide and curricula across the US. SUMMER READING: The June publication and “day off” theme are perfectly timed for summer reading opportunities and ties into the Rube Goldberg Machine Contests and Challenges on rubegoldberg.com.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: APRIL A “definitely different” follow–up to Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day, written by Jennifer George, the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg, and illustrated by award–winning artist Ed Steckley. In their latest collaboration, they imagine Rube Goldberg as a young inventor who builds complex machines to solve simple, everyday problems. Follow along as he invents zany chain–reaction contraptions to have the best day off from school ever— including a simple way to play fetch in the yard without leaving his bedroom, a self–operating swing, and a super simple series of movie snacking machines. Jennifer George, Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter, was raised and lives in New York City. She is the legacy director of Rube Goldberg, Inc., a not–for–proft 501(c)–3, focused on STEM/STEAM education as taught through the legacy and artwork of its namesake. She is the author of Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day and The Art of Rube Goldberg. Ed Steckley is an award–winning print and advertising illustrator. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently lives in New York City.

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Monsters in the Fog BY ALI BAHRAMPOUR

A donkey’s trip up the mountain turns eerie when he encounters “monsters” along the way in this humorous, suspenseful tale about challenging first impressions

SELLING POINTS PRAISE FOR ALI: A Pig in the Palace was a Junior Library Guild selection and Bahrampour’s debut, Otto: The Story of a Mirror, was called “fresh and delightful” by Maurice Sendak.Bahrampour received the prestigious Sendak Fellowship. CLASSIC FEEL: The clever but never preachy storytelling, distinctive art style, and intelligent sense of humor feel reminiscent of greats like William Steig. LIGHT MORAL: When the “monster” in the fog is finally revealed to be a not–so–scary neighbor, readers learn that first impressions can be deceiving. VISUAL SURPRISES: Kids will enjoy guessing what creature is going to appear next as they turn the page.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages Hakim is traveling up the mountain to visit his friend Daisy, but the fog is so thick that he can't see the road ahead. Then an old goat appears out of nowhere and delivers a sinister warning: “Beware! Beware! There are monsters up there!” Hakim trots with caution, until he hears an awful groan, growing closer and closer. And out of the mist comes the strangest creature Hakim has ever seen. . . . Is Hakim doomed? Or are things not always what they seem? In this clever story about how appearances can be deceiving, Ali Bahrampour reminds us that everyone looks like a monster in the fog—until you get closer. Ali Bahrampour grew up in Tehran, Iran, and the United States. He was a 2011 recipient of the Sendak Fellowship for picture book artists and is the author–illustrator of A Pig in the Palace. He lives in New York City with his family.

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE

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Mae's First Day of School BY KATE BERUBE

From the author–illustrator of Hannah and Sugar comes a back–to–school tale about facing your fears, now in paperback with bonus tear–out lunchbox notes

SELLING POINTS NEW FORMAT: This universal school story with spot–on kid humor and charming art is a great fit to reach a wider audience in paperback. EXTRA CONTENT: Includes a bonus element: encouraging tear–out notes to drop in kids’ lunchboxes. BACK TO SCHOOL: Addresses the highly relatable experience of heading to school for the first time. TALENTED CREATOR: Berube’s debut, Hannah and Sugar, received a starred review from PW, and Berube was chosen as a prestigious PW Flying Start. CONFRONTING FEARS: At the heart of this tale is the grounding reality that everyone has anxiety about new experiences, even grown–ups.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages As Mae's first day of school approaches, she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her mom? Mae's anxiety only builds as she walks to school. But then she meets Rosie and Ms. Pearl. Will making new friends show her that they can conquer their fears together? Kate Berube is the illustrator of Second Banana and the author–illustrator of Hannah and Sugar, which was hailed as “a marvelous picture book debut with an achingly authentic story of fear conquered” in a starred review by Publishers Weekly. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Breaking Through the Clouds

THE SOMETIMES TURBULENT LIFE OF METEOROLOGIST JOANNE SIMPSON WRITTEN BY SANDRA NICKEL; ILLUSTRATED BY HELENA PEREZ GARCIA

An inspiring picture book about the meteorologist whose discoveries helped us understand how weather works

SELLING POINTS WOMEN IN STEM: Like she did in The Stuff Between the Stars, Sandra Nickel profiles the life and work of an often–overlooked woman who made incredible scientific advancements. KID–FRIENDLY TOPIC: Every kid has looked up at the clouds to find shapes in them, learned about the types of clouds in school, or made cloud art out of cotton balls. APPEALING PACKAGE: With the stunning illustrations, fascinating topic, and beautiful package, this will be a great gift for young readers.

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* Full-color illustrations throughout

* 48 pages

* Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9

When Joanne Simpson (1923–2010) was a girl, she sailed her boat beneath the puffy white clouds of Cape Cod. As a pilot, she flew her plane so high, its wings almost touched them. And when World War II began and Joanne moved to the University of Chicago, a professor asked her to teach Air Force officers about those very clouds and the weather–changing winds. As soon as the war ended, Joanne decided to seriously study the clouds she had grown to love so much. Her professors laughed. They told her to go home. They told her she was no longer needed. They told her, "No woman ever got a doctorate in meteorology. And no woman ever will." But Joanne was stubborn. She sold her boat. She flew her last flight. She saved her money so that she could study clouds. She worked so hard and discovered so much that—despite what the professors said—she received a doctorate in meteorology. She was the first woman in the world to do so. Breaking Through the Clouds tells the story of a trailblazing scientist whose discoveries about clouds and how they work changed everything we know about weather today. Sandra Nickel is a former New York City lawyer who now lives with her family in Switzerland. She is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts with a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults. Helena Perez Garcia is a Spanish illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and books around the world. Her clients include Penguin Random House, The Body Shop, Tate Publishing, and Reader’s Digest, among many others. She currently lives and works in Madrid.

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The Sweetest Scoop

BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM REVOLUTION WRITTEN BY LISA ROBINSON; ILLUSTRATED BY STACY INNERST

A biography of the entrepreneurial, activist duo behind Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and their rocky road to success

SELLING POINTS BELOVED ICE CREAM BRAND: Ben & Jerry’s is a globally popular company widely respected for its focus on philanthropy, social change, and giving back to communities. Their Vermont factory attracts over 35,000 tourists annually. AWARD–WINNING ILLUSTRATOR: Innerst’s The Book Rescuer won the 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award. ACTIVISM ANGLE: Highlights the many social causes that Ben & Jerry have championed with message–driven flavors. SWEET SUBJECT: Ice cream is a kid–friendly topic that’s perfect for summertime. INSPIRING ENTREPRENEURS: Friends–turned–business partners make a sweet success story. KID HUMOR: Delightfully goofy side–jokes entertain throughout (“What do ghosts put on their bagels? Scream cheese!”).

Chunky Monkey. Cherry Garcia. Truffle Kerfuffle. Legendary ice cream makers Ben & Jerry are behind some of the wackiest, tastiest flavors we know and love. It all began when two groovy guys, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, met when they were twelve years old. Ben liked art, Jerry liked science, and they both loved food . . . especially ice cream! They started a business together, and with no idea how to actually make ice cream, they made it happen with teamwork, determination, and an appetite for fun and experimentation. When the doors of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade ice cream shop finally opened, crowds flocked. But the pair would still have a rocky road ahead—and ambitious, activist goals to fulfill. Chock–full of facts and humor, this entertaining biography about two hardworking partners living their Americone Dream gives readers plenty to chew on. Through their inventiveness, passion, and activism, Ben & Jerry dreamed of making the world a better, more delicious place—one scoop at a time. Lisa Robinson is a child psychiatrist, children’s book author, and ice cream lover (her favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor is Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch). She lives in Massachusetts with her family and three cats, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Paprika–the Spice Cats. Favorite household flavors are Cherry Garcia, Chip Happens, and Justice ReMix'd. Lisa is also the author of several fiction and nonfiction picture books. Stacy Innerst has illustrated many celebrated books for children in a variety of flavors, including The Book Rescuer by Sue Macy, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Jonah Winter, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, and The Music in George’s Head by Suzanne Slade.

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SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

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Before Music

WHERE INSTRUMENTS COME FROM WRITTEN BY ANNETTE BAY PIMENTEL; ILLUSTRATED BY MADISON SAFER

From award–winning author Annette Bay Pimentel comes an oversize nonfiction picture book exploring how music and musical instruments are made—across time and around the world

SELLING POINTS HOW IT’S MADE: Books about how things are made and how they work are perennial favorites. GLOBAL VIEW: Takes a wide view, featuring musicians, makers, and instruments from all over the world. Readers will certainly discover something new in these pages! BONUS ACTIVITIES: The back matter includes a note on instrument classification and a few activities for making your own instrument at home. WINNING FORMAT: In an oversize trim such as Bees: A Honeyed History, this book is sure to make a statement on bookstore tables and window displays. Inside, kid readers will find lots of details to pore over.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 88 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 14 1/2" - 368mm Music doesn’t come out of nothing. It always starts somewhere . . . with something . . . with someone. Discover how music is made in this survey of musical instruments from around the world. Organized by material—from wood to gourds to found objects and more—Before Music marries a lyrical core text with tons of informational material for curious readers. In the narrative text, readers will encounter makers as they source their materials and craft instruments by hand, drawing the line from the natural world to the finished product and its sound. The sidebars offer much more to discover, including extensive instrument lists, short bios of musical innovators, and more. Annette Bay Pimentel is the author of several nonfiction picture books, including All the Way to the Top, which received a Schneider Family Book Award honor; and Girl Running, which was a Junior Library Guild pick and received a starred review; and our own forthcoming Pura’s Cuentos. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Madison Safer (she/her) is a queer illustrator whose work is inspired by Russian folk art, Jewish paper cuttings, quilt patterns, and the quiet woods of New England. She received her bachelor of fine arts in illustration studies from Montserrat College of Art. Before Music is her debut picture book.

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AN ABRAMS UNFOLDS BOOK

Disney Princess: The Magic Unfolds ILLUSTRATED BY MARIANA AVILA LAGUNES

The magic of Disney Princess unfolds with the turn of a page in this one–of–a–kind gift book

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS EXCITING FORMAT: As you turn the pages of this innovative book, the illustrations on the unique pop–out accordion fold seamlessly move forward to tell one continuous story. FRESH ART STYLE: Beautiful illustrations capture the enduring magic of the Disney Princess brand. WIDE GIFT APPEAL: The unique format and eye–catching illustrations make this a must– have book for Disney fans of every age, whether they’re a lifelong fan or discovering the world of Disney Princess for the first time. ULTIMATE PRINCESS CELEBRATION: Features the lyrics of "Starting Now," an all– new song performed by Brandy and written for the Ultimate Princess Celebration, a yearlong event running through August 2022.

This magical storybook brings the Disney Princesses to life like never before. As you turn the pages, one epic and seamlessly captivating illustration, printed on an accordion fold, moves forward with you—each section transitioning into the next. Set to the lyrics of "Starting Now," an all–new song by Brandy for the Ultimate Princess Celebration, this book is the perfect gift for Disney fans both young and young at heart! Mariana Avila is a freelance illustrator and character artist from Monterrey, Mexico, who loves creating colorful artwork and memorable, magical moments. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animation and studied an Expert Program in Character Design in Madrid. Her previous work has featured in magazines for clients such as Condé Nast Publications and Kate Spade. She has been drawing princesses ever since she could hold a pencil, and even worked as a Fairy Godmother–in– Training during her Disney College Program. © 2021 Disney

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Hardcover-accordion fold PUB MONTH: JULY

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Marvel Big Book of Fun and Games BY MARVEL; INTRODUCTION BY ROY THOMAS; COVER BY DOALY

The ULTIMATE fun–filled, full–color Marvel activity book for the whole family, featuring legendary Super Heroes & Villains!

RIGHTS: World English (with exclusions) SELLING POINTS ULTIMATE FAN GIFT: A bold cover, classic feel, and hours of activities make this a must–have for both new generations of Marvel fans and nostalgic adults who loved the 1979 Fun and Games comics. COLLECTOR'S ITEM: These fun–filled puzzles and games were originally published in a beloved monthly Marvel comic that will have nostalgic appeal among today's parents. NOTABLE CONTRIBUTORS: Featuring an introduction by former Marvel editor–in–chief Roy Thomas and a cover from Doaly (45,000 followers). SUMMER PROMOTIONS: Timed for summer reading and vacations to entertain kids away from school.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

Can you solve riddles with the genius of Iron Man? Spot the Invisible Woman before she disappears? Crack Nick Fury’s secret codes? Hulk–smash through every challenge and help your favorite Marvel characters conquer the most head–scratching, pulse–pounding puzzles and games in the Multiverse. Journey through Doctor Strange’s mystic maze, unscramble Spider–Man’s word webs, weather Storm’s seek–and–find, fly through word searches faster than Falcon, and learn to conjure the Scarlet Witch—all you need is a pencil. Featuring crosswords, mazes, word searches, trivia, drawing tutorials, connect–the–dots, and more from Marvel’s Fun and Games magazine, this a–maze–ing compendium is a throwback to classic comics and an activity–packed adventure perfect for Marvel fans young and old. 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. 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. Doaly is a UK–based graphic designer and digital illustrator with a passion for storytelling. His clients include the BBC, Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Wired, Sony Playstation, and Image Comics. In recent years he has migrated his skills to comic book covers for properties including Spider–Man, MODOK, X–Men, Marauders, and Radiant Black. © 2021 MARVEL

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* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MAY

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Sharks

A MIGHTY BITE-Y HISTORY WRITTEN BY MIRIAM FORSTER; ILLUSTRATED BY GORDY WRIGHT

An epic, oversize nonfiction picture book in the vein of Bees: A Honeyed History—all about sharks and their prehistoric predecessors

SELLING POINTS EVERGREEN TOPIC: Books about sharks delight kid readers, and the evolutionary, historical lens here adds something new to the category. HIGH DESIGN: Artful illustrations from Gordy Wright add some strong gift appeal to this project and allow it to stand apart from the pack. WINNING FORMAT: In an oversize trim like Bees: A Honeyed History, this book is sure to make a statement on bookstore tables and window displays. Inside, kid readers will find lots of details to pore over.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 14 1/2" - 368mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 8 to 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4773-1 Sharks are some of the oldest creatures on the earth (or, rather, in its waters). This epic survey follows sharks from their earliest appearance in the Paleozoic era up through the challenges they face today. Along the way, readers will meet many different sharks from different points in history. They will get an up–close evolutionary look at what makes a shark a shark—like their skin, their teeth, their fins, and more. And they will get a crash course in archeological time, as the book mostly covers prehistoric sharks or modern–day sharks who have been around much longer than humans. Like the hammerhead, who has been patrolling tropical coastlines for more than 20 million years! With lush illustrations from Gordy Wright and meticulous research from author Miriam Forster, Sharks: A Mighty, Bite–y History is sure to delight shark lovers, science fans, and any reader who loves to discover new wonders about the world around them. Miriam Forster loves science, history, and animals, especially the weird prehistoric ones. She’s been a waiter, a barista, a daycare worker, a bookseller, and she is currently an author of young adult fiction, and a fact checker for children’s books. Forster lives in Oregon with her husband, child and a grumpy old cat. Gordy Wright is a freelance illustrator and printmaker working from his studio in Bristol, UK. You can visit him at GordyWright.com.

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FIRST NAMES

Greta Thunberg (The First Names Series) WRITTEN BY TRACEY TURNER; ILLUSTRATED BY TOM KNIGHT

Meet the young Swedish activist who is standing up to climate change!

SELLING POINTS SERIES PRAISE: The First Names series has received a starred review from Kirkus, SLJ said “the illustrations may prove comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and SLC said “it was a nice step–up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series.” INSPIRING FIGURE: Greta is a young role model for kids, and proves that even the youngest people can make a difference. ACCESSIBLE READ: The colloquial language and cartoon illustrations make this book perfect for reluctant readers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 160 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 8 to 12 Before she was a well–known environmentalist activist, Greta was just a girl living in Stolkholm, Sweden. She first heard about climate change when she was only eight years old, and she couldn’t understand why no one seemed to be doing anything about it. When she was 15 years old, she began spending her days outside the Swedish Parliament to call for action on climate change. She’d sit outside the whole school day with a sign that read “School strike for climate." Soon, other students began to follow Greta’s lead and participate in similar protests, and together, these kids organized the Fridays for Future climate strike movement. Greta also is an inspiration to many because she has Asperger's and is very open in talking about her diagnosis, further destigmatizing it. Today, Greta continues to fight for climate change—and continues to prove that you’re never too young to make a difference! First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today! Tracy Turner is an author and editor has written more than 70 books that cover a wide range of topics, including famous writers, breakthrough inventions, and deadly perils. She lives in Bath, England, with her partner and son. Tom Knight is an illustrator and writer. When not drawing, he can be found trying to play various musical instruments or staring out at a boat in his front garden that he wishes he knew how to fix. He lives in England with his wife, Tabby, and his two sons, Archie and Seth.

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Beyoncé (The First Names Series) WRITTEN BY NANSUBUGA NAGADYA ISDAHL; ILLUSTRATED BY TAMMY TAYLOR

Meet the woman who changed music forever and showed that girls can run the world! Praise for The First Name series * “Stimulating portraits of two colorful, driven historical figures.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for Harry Houdini and Amelia Earhart) “A nice step–up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series” —School Library Connection (for Harry Houdini and Amelia Earhart) “The illustrations may prove to be comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” —School Library Journal (for Harry Houdini and Amelia Earhart) “A chatty and engaging read.” —Booklist (for Harry Houdini)

SELLING POINTS SERIES PRAISE: The First Names series has received a starred review from Kirkus, and School Library Connection said it was “a nice step–up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series.” FAMOUS FIGURE: Beyoncé is a beloved household name and one of the biggest pop stars in history. She’s sold millions of albums, has 165 million Instagram followers, and is one of the best–known and most influential living artists. ACCESSIBLE READ: The colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this book perfect for reluctant readers. CROSS–PROMOTION: This book publishes alongside the hardcover of Greta Thunberg and the paperback of Nelson Mandela.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

Before she was an international superstar and feminist icon, Beyoncé was a girl from Texas who loved to sing and dance. As a member of Destiny’s Child, she climbed the charts and became a member of one of the most famous musical groups in history. This launched Beyoncé into her solo career, and since then, she’s become an unstoppable force in music and pop culture. She has created countless hits, including “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies,” and “Formation.” Beyond music, she is a successful businesswoman and activist who helps bring issues of race and gender into the global conversation. Empowering and inspirational, Beyoncé tells the story of the woman who showed that girls can run the world. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today! Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl was born to Ugandan parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving a master’s degree in diplomacy, she began working in international development in east and southern Africa. She currently works as a technical writer and editor for international organizations as well as a children’s book author. She lives in Tanzania with her husband and daughter. Tammy Taylor is an illustrator who enjoys drawing children’s books and manga–style comics. When she isn’t drawing, she teaches others about comics and makes games. She lives and works in London.

* 176 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS BIOGRAPHY, JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4961-2 US $6.99 CAN $8.99

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Nelson Mandela (The First Names Series) WRITTEN BY NANSUBUGA NAGADYA ISDAHL; ILLUSTRATED BY NICOLE MILES

Now in paperback, meet the South African activist and president who fought for what was right!

SELLING POINTS SERIES PRAISE: The First Names series has received some great praise so far. It received a starred review from Kirkus, SLJ said “the illustrations may prove comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and SLC said “it was a nice step–up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series.” ACCESSIBLE READ: The colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this book perfect for reluctant readers. CROSS–PROMOTION: This book publishes alongside the hardcover of Greta Thunberg and the paperback of Beyoncé.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH Before he was the first Black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) was a boy with a traditional Thembu upbringing. He went on to study law and become involved with African nationalist politics. The government had established an apartheid (a system of segregation that privileged white people), and Mandela worked to overthrow this system. He was arrested, accused of treason, and thrown in jail. When he was released, Mandela negotiated an end to the apartheid and was elected president. Though he was a controversial figure at the time, he is now seen as an iconic advocate for democracy and social justice. Inspiring and informational, Nelson Mandela tells the story of one of the greatest politicians and revolutionaries. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl was born to Ugandan parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving a master’s degree in diplomacy, she began working in international development in East and Southern Africa. She currently works as a technical writer and editor for international organizations as well as a children’s book author. She lives in Tanzania with her husband and daughter. Nicole Miles is an illustrator and artist from the Bahamas who currently lives in West Yorkshire, England, with her pet snake and human boyfriend. She’s worked with a variety of clients including the New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Hallmark UK. Her comic Barbara was nominated for an Eisner Award.

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The Woman Who Split the Atom THE LIFE OF LISE MEITNER BY MARISSA MOSS

Bestselling author–illustrator Marissa Moss tells the gripping story of Lise Meitner, the physicist who discovered nuclear fission

SELLING POINTS CELEBRATED AUTHOR: Marissa Moss is the bestselling author–artist behind the Amelia’s Notebook series, and her Abrams books have won several awards. WOMEN IN STEM: Biographies of women scientists remain popular and needed. FIGHTING PREJUDICE: Meitner’s struggle against sexism and anti–Semitism still resonates today. WORLD HISTORY: Readers learn about Nazism, WWII, and the race to build the atomic bomb. UNIQUE IN THE MARKET: There are no other children’s books on Meitner. ACCESSIBLE NONFICTION: Short chapters and graphic novel–style illustrations at the beginning of each chapter make this a fast–paced, engaging read.

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As a female Jewish physicist in Berlin during the early 20th century, Lise Meitner had to fight for an education, a job, and equal treatment in her field, like having her name listed on her own research papers. Meitner made groundbreaking strides in the study of radiation, but when Hitler came to power in Germany, she suddenly had to face not only sexism, but also life–threatening anti–Semitism as well. Nevertheless, she persevered and one day made a discovery that rocked the world: the splitting of the atom. While her male lab partner was awarded a Nobel Prize for the achievement, the committee refused to give her any credit. Suddenly, the race to build the atomic bomb was on—although Meitner was horrified to be associated with such a weapon. “A physicist who never lost her humanity,” Meitner wanted only to figure out how the world works, and advocated for pacifism while others called for war. The book includes an afterword, author's note, timeline, select terms of physics, glossary of scientists mentioned, endnotes, select bibliography, index, and Marissa Moss’s celebrated drawings throughout. The Woman  Who Split the Atom is a fascinating look at Meitner’s fierce passion, integrity, and her lifelong struggle to have her contributions to physics recognized. Marissa Moss has written more than 70 children’s books. She is the bestselling author–illustrator of the Amelia’s Notebook series and illustrator of The Eye That Never  Sleeps, America’s Tea Parties, Barbed Wire Baseball, and Nurse, Soldier, Spy. Her awards include two California Book Awards, a Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award Honor, an NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, an ALA Notable, and the Cowan Writer’s Prize. She lives in Berkeley, California.

* Black-and-white Illustrations throughout

* 264 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 10 to 14 KIDS HISTORY, KIDS SCIENCE, JUVENILE NONFICTION, WOMEN'S HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5853-9 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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RIGHTS: World English

The World Turned Upside Down

THE YORKTOWN VICTORY THAT WON AMERICA'S INDEPENDENCE BY TIM GROVE

A dramatic, gripping history of the Battle of Yorktown, the last major battle of the American Revolution, told through vastly different perspectives

SELLING POINTS “STAR” SUCCESS: Star– Spangled received a starred review and “Best Of” mentions by Kirkus and Chicago Public Library. POPULAR HISTORY: Thanks to Hamilton’s song “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down),” kids are already familiar with this key battle and its major players. UNIQUE IN THE MARKET: There are no other middle–grade nonfiction books about the Battle of Yorktown and its historical significance. CLASSROOM APPEAL: The American Revolution is oft– taught in school, and this focus on how one battle changed history offers an accessible entry point. FRESH PERSPECTIVES: Differing viewpoints from enslaved Virginians; American, French, and British forces; and a large cast of secondary characters tell a balanced, nuanced story.

In October 1781, American and British forces converged on a small village named Yorktown—a place that the British would try to forget and Americans would forever remember. In his riveting, balanced, and thoroughly researched account of the Revolutionary War’s last pivotal conflict, author–historian Tim Grove follows the true stories of both Americans and the British with vastly different backgrounds and viewpoints whose lives intersected at Yorktown. Grove’s account highlights the bold decisions made by famous military leaders, the everyday courage shown by civilians, and the heroic work of enslaved individuals. Narratives include General George Washington; traitor Benedict Arnold; the young French major general, the Marquis de Lafayette; James, an enslaved man; British General Lord Cornwallis, and others. Profusely illustrated with archival images, broadsides, and letters, the book includes a timeline, endnotes, bibliography and index. The World Turned Upside Down tells the story of both the British and the Americans, in Yorktown, when the world had forever turned upside down. Tim Grove is a historian, educator, and author of books for young readers, including Star–Spangled Banner, named a Best Book of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews and Chicago Public Library, and First Flight Around the World, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist. He holds a graduate degree in history. Grove’s career has included positions at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of American History.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 296 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 10 to 14 KIDS HISTORY, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4994-0 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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We Are Power

HOW NONVIOLENT ACTIVISM CHANGES THE WORLD BY TODD HASAK-LOWRY

A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to civil rights to the climate change movement

SELLING POINTS HARDCOVER PRAISE: In three starred reviews, We Are Power was called “highly recommended,” “outstanding,” “a good resource for student activists,” and “thoughtful and inspiring.” SLC raved: “There has never been a time when a book is more relevant than this one.” ACTIVISM ANGLE: This powerful call–to–action endorses peaceful protest and inspires young people to make radical change by thinking globally, acting locally. TIMELY: A conclusion highlights Greta Thunberg’s inspiring efforts to fight global climate change. AMPLIFYING DIVERSE VOICES: Sheds light on a wide variety of marginalized groups that spoke truth to power across cultures and historical eras.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white photographs throughout

* 320 pages We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as, what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements as well as people such as Gandhi, Alice Paul, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Václav Havel, this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question “Why nonviolence?” by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Todd Hasak–Lowy is a writer of several books for young readers and a professor of creative writing and literature at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago. He was formerly an assistant professor of Hebrew literature at the University of Florida and has a PhD from Berkeley. Todd lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife and two daughters.

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

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RIGHTS: World/All

The Flower Garden BY RENÉE KURILLA

A magical graphic novel adventure perfect for fans of Peter & Ernesto or Tiger vs. Nightmare

SELLING POINTS EXCITING NEW CATEGORY: Renée Kurilla is known for her picture books like Chicks Rule! and One Springy, Singy Day. This is her graphic–novel debut, and her work makes a seamless transition to the format. HIGH–DEMAND FORMAT: Young readers can’t get enough of the graphic novel format. EMOTIONAL THROUGHLINE: In addition to an exciting and immersive magical world, this read offers a jumping–off point for conversations about conflict– resolution in friendships.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5020-5 After planting a seed packet in the backyard, things don’t go as expected for best friends Anna and Tess. They fall asleep in the sun and wake up to blooms as tall as buildings! Did the seeds really grow that fast? All is explained when Anna and Tess meet May, a little garden gnome whose magic is responsible for the transformation. The girls are May’s size now, and they follow her through the flower garden and into May’s underground gnome home—discovering new things about their world and themselves along the way. This immersive graphic novel from author–illustrator Renée Kurilla is perfect for emerging readers. It explores growing and changing friendships and offers details to discover on every page and with every read. Renée Kurilla is the illustrator of many books for children, including Chicks Rule! and Chicks Rock! She is the author– illustrator of One Springy, Singy Day. Renée was a lead artist at FableVision Studios for nearly ten years. She lives just south of Boston with her family.

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RIGHTS: World English

We Are the Smurfs: Book 2 BY THE SMURFS

The zany, Smurf–tacular tales continue in the second volume in this graphic novel series for young readers!

SELLING POINTS TV SERIES: A new Smurfs television series is being developed at Nickelodeon for release in 2021. POPULAR BRAND: The Smurfs have been around for more than 60 years, and boast a 95 percent brand recognition worldwide. They have more than 13 million likes on Facebook, and their official YouTube channel has more than 55 million views. BOOMING CATEGORY: Graphic novels are experiencing tremendous growth, especially in the children’s market.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 6 to 9 The Smurfs comic series focuses on emotional learning, social responsibility, and overall Smurf–iness. Featuring three complete stories in each volume, these full–color graphic novels are full of kid–friendly humor and tell all–new, action– packed adventures. A great option for newly independent readers, comics fans, and reluctant readers! Pierre Culliford, better known as Peyo, was a cartoonist born in Belgium in 1928 and creator of The Smurfs. In 1958, The Smurfs made their first appearance in Le Journal de Spirou and went on to become the world–famous characters we all know and love! Thierry Culliford is a screenwriter, coordinator of the graphic execution of Grandir avec les Schtroumpfs (Growing With the Smurfs), and none other than Peyo's son! Born in Belgium in 1955, Thierry is the successor of his father's pen name, scripting stories for the newer Smurf comics, and ensuring the continuity of his late father's works.

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JOJO’S SWEET ADVENTURES

The Terrific Time Twist (JoJo's Sweet Adventures #2) BY JOJO SIWA

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa's Sweet Adventures continue in graphic novel form!

RIGHTS: US CA AU NZ & UK SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN: JoJo has almost 11 million Instagram followers. SPIN–OFF OF SUCCESSFUL SERIES: The JoJo and BowBow chapter book series has sold over 1 MILLION copies. JOJO'S MUSICAL NEWS: JoJo is to star in and executive produce The J Team, a live– action musical for Nickelodeon, set to air this September. TIME TRAVEL HOOK: In a departure from her typical storylines, JoJo and friends time travel and meet important historical figures like Katherine Johnson and Ada Lovelace. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–5857– 7) and paperback (978–1–4197– 5856–0) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS On a trip to the science center, JoJo was shocked to discover the time machine wasn’t just an exhibit. Whoops—it actually works! JoJo and friends end up skipping throughout time—imeeting icons of history like Japanese haiku legend Basho and playing ball with All–American Girls Professional Baseball League. But how can they ever get back to their correct time period? Can important scientists like Ada Lovelace or Katherine Johnson help JoJo and her friends? But first, can they also take a peek at some dinosaurs before they get home? Because . . . dinosaurs!!!!! JoJo Siwa is an entrepreneur, Nickelodeon talent, author, YouTube personality, and former costar of the hit show Dance Moms. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

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* 112 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: JULY

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THE EXTINCTS

The Extincts: Quest for the Unicorn Horn (The Extincts #1) BY SCOTT MAGOON

A team of genetically enhanced extinct animals embark on top–secret missions around the world in this new graphic novel series

SELLING POINTS HIT CATEGORY: Young graphic novels are experiencing incredible growth in the marketplace, and the action– packed stories and dynamic animal characters of The Extincts series are sure to find fans in young readers. STAR CREATOR: Scott Magoon is the illustrator of several award–winning picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Rescue and Jessica. ENVIRONMENTAL HOOKS: Featuring a team of extinct animal heroes, this series informs young readers about topical environmental issues— and the books themselves reflect this message, printed with soy ink on recycled paper. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–5251– 3) and paperback (978–1–4197– 4392–4) editions.

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Meet Scratch, Martie, Lug, and Quito, members of a secret organization called R.O.A.R., or the Rescue Ops Acquisition Rangers. When their boss, Dr. Z, finally calls on them for their first big mission, the team heads to Siberia to retrieve an ancient unicorn horn from the thawing permafrost. Scratch is thrilled at the chance to prove his worth to Dr. Z—but as soon as they land, the team runs into a mysterious enemy determined to take them down. With exciting missions, plenty of humor, and an environmental angle, this series starter from New York Times bestselling illustrator Scott Magoon is an action–packed adventure from start to finish. The book will also include nonfiction back matter about extinct animals, climate change, and what kids can do to help!

Scott Magoon has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Rescue and Jessica: A Life–Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman, Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and The Nuts series by Eric Litwin. He is also the author–illustrator of Breathe and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!. He lives in Massachusetts. Visit him online at www.scottmagoon.com.

* Full-color illustrations throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

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The Prisoner of Shiverstone WRITTEN BY LINETTE MOORE; ILLUSTRATED BY LINETTE MOORE

A positively ingenious story about a mysterious island, long–lost secrets, and a young girl’s quest in the world of mad science!

SELLING POINTS EXCITING NEW ARTIST: Moore’s beautiful hand–painted illustrations bring The Prisoner of Shiverstone to life in vibrant color. GRAPHIC NOVEL COMPS: Perfect for fans of Suee and the Shadow and Red’s Planet. MAD SCIENCE!: A fantastic mad scientist story with a strong emphasis on creativity, inventions, and technology. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–4391– 7) and paperback (978–1–4197– 4392–4) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 160 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

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Linette Moore is a painter and cartoonist based in Massachusetts. She works primarily in gouache and watercolor on paper. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, TheNib, and Popula, among other places. Her Instagram and Twitter accounts are at @ohtiniestplanet, and her portfolio can be viewed at ohtiniestplanet.com.

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RIGHTS: World English

Cloud Town

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BY DAN MCCLOSKEY

An exciting middle–grade graphic novel about best friends, giant robots, and monsters from another universe!

MAD SCIENCE ADVENTURE: Mad scientists, monsters, and giant robots fill this fast–paced adventure story. COMING OF AGE STORY: Faced with new challenges and unexpected trials, best friends Pen and Olive must come to terms with growing up and growing apart. EXCITING NEW AUTHOR: Dan McCloskey is passionate about creating comics and stories that appeal to reluctant readers. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–5311–4) and paperback (978–1–4197– 4964–3) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 224 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/4" - 159mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 10 to 14 In Dan McCloskey’s debut graphic novel, best friends Pen and Olive live in Cloud Town, an impoverished community on Floating Island, a mysterious landmass that drifts above the earth and happens to sit dangerously close to the Rip—a tear in the fabric of the universe. No big deal or anything. While Pen is brash and brave, Olive is quiet, kind, and also fearful of bullies at school. That is, at least until the day they are nearly squashed by a Care Corp Storm Catcher, a giant android built to protect Cloud Town and the rest of Floating Island from Hurricanes, monsters that travel across the Rip. It isn’t the event itself that changes the girls’ relationship. It isn’t the fear of death that drives them apart, or the questionable decision–making that leads Pen to drag Olive into the cab of the crashed robot. It’s the fact that Olive can move the 90–foot–tall machine and Pen can’t. Care Corp recruits Olive to train as a pilot, so that she can protect Floating Island when the next attack comes. It’s a role reversal, for which neither of the girls are prepared. McCloskey’s original art style shines in this wild adventure—it sets the tone for a story that is not only filled with fantastic monsters and mad science, but also the journey of two friends growing up and growing apart in a border town on the edge of the possible. Dan McCloskey is a writer and graphic artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a recipient of the Creative Development Grant from The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation. He also received the Small Arts Initiative Grant to promote reading as performance via the Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writers’ Project, which he founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. McCloskey’s a consummate zine maker and cartoonist. Cloud Town is his debut graphic novel.

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TALES OF GREAT GODDESSES

Gaia

RIGHTS: North America SELLING POINTS

GODDESS OF EARTH BY IMOGEN AND ISABEL GREENBERG

A spunky, feminist take on the myth of Gaia, the Greek goddess of the Earth

POPULAR SUBJECT, WITH A TWIST: Greek mythology is perennially popular, and this is a fresh, feminist take on one of the lesser–known goddesses. GREAT TEAM: Imogen and Isabel bring so much charm to this well–known tale. Isabel is the author and illustrator of Glass Town, which has received two starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, who called it “engrossing for both adults and teens.” BEAUTIFUL PACKAGE: Isabel’s vibrant art and the gold foil on the cover will really make this book stand out on the shelves.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages

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AGES 8 to 12 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4861-5 US $14.99 CAN $18.99

Long before the age of the Olympian gods, Gaia created the world in all its beauty. But from Gaia also came the Titan, who ran wild and free through this world—until her husband Ouranos turned on Gaia and declared himself the ruler of all she’d created. Her son Cronus then rose to power, but soon he too became hungry for more power—so much so that he swallowed his own children. But Gaia managed to hide the youngest son, Zeus, from Cronus. Zeus grew up and defeated Cronus and saved his brothers and sisters. Gaia thought this would be the end of all the needless war, but Zeus was not satisfied—he swore to rid the world of anyone who challenged his power. Gaia was furious. She wanted no part in the world of Zeus. She would not fight his destruction with more destruction. It might be too late for Zeus, but it wasn’t too late for the mortals—or for the earth itself. Follow the goddess of earth through her journey with gods and Titans, discover her strength, and see how she’s still reflected in the beauty of the world around us today! Tales of Great Goddesses are graphic novels that bring the stories of some of the most powerful and fascinating mythical goddesses to life! Isabel Greenberg is an award–winning illustrator, comic artist, and writer. Her graphic novels have received starred reviews, won the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards, and won the Observer/ Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, among other praise. Isabel has worked with a variety of clients, including the Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust, and the New York Times. She lives in London and enjoys illustrating all things historical. Imogen Greenberg loves writing history books and myths for children. When not writing, she works in arts and theater administration. She lives in London.

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THE FLYTRAP FILES

DJ Funkyfoot: The Show Must Go Oink (DJ Funkyfoot #3) WRITTEN 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 “Silly, messy, fast–paced fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

SELLING POINTS SUPERSTAR AUTHOR: Angleberger is a New York Times bestselling author 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. BESTSELLING SERIES: This is a spin–off of the bestselling Inspector Flytrap series and includes tie–in branding on the front cover. ADORABLE ILLUSTRATIONS: Fox is the illustrator of the hit picture book Llama Destroys the World, and her commercial and kid–friendly style brings Angleberger’s wacky world to life perfectly. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of DJ Funkyfoot #2, which will include a sneak peak of the third book.

SPECIFICATIONS The latest wacky adventure of DJ Funkyfoot, a Chihuahua who just wants to buttle! In this newest adventure, DJ Funkyfoot finally gets the job of his dreams: as a butler for a very fancy opera star. But as the singing pig's demands get more absurd, so do the disasters. Robbery! Wrecks! Romance! And even . . . rapping? 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.

* Two-color illustrations throughout

* 112 pages

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

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THE QUESTIONEERS

Ada Twist and the Disappearing Dogs (THE QUESTIONEERS BOOK #5)

WRITTEN BY ANDREA BEATY; ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

A new addition to the bestselling Questioneers chapter book series following Ada Twist, the star of the new Netflix TV show!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: Both the Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers, and the momentum keeps building. COMING TO NETFLIX: Ada Twist is going to have a new Netflix TV show, launching in September 2021. The show will raise the series profile and draw even more readers to the books. BONUS BACKMATTER: Like the other chapter books, there will be informational backmatter to help the youngest scientists learn more about the scientific methods Ada uses in the book.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY Blue River Creek has a problem: There's a pet thief on the loose! Or at least, Sofia and Iggy are convinced that there is, once their pets go missing. But as a scientist, Ada knows it's important not to jump to conclusions and to follow the facts. How will they find out what really happened to the town's pets? By using the Scientific Method of course! Through making a hypothesis, collecting data, and experimentation, the Questioneers must find the missing animals before even more pets disappear! 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

Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #2: Exploring Plants! BY ANDREA BEATY AND DR. THEANNE GRIFFITH

A new addition to the Questioneers series, a non–fiction early reader series based on the new Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show!

SELLING POINTS COMING TO NETFLIX: Ada Twist is going to have a new Netflix TV show Ada Twist, Scientist, launching in Fall 2021. The show will raise the series profile and draw even more readers to the books. EXCITING NEW SERIES: Written with co–author Dr. Theanne Griffith, this early reader series helps young and curious minds learn about a new topic in each book, using art from the 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. INCLUDES SIMPLE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS: Each Why Files book will end with two experiments based on the book’s subject matter that young scientists can do at home.

What do plants eat? Why do some plants have flowers and others don’t? And what’s the tallest plant out there? 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 new 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 Griffth is a neuroscientist and the author of The Magnifcent Makers chapter book series. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved both storytelling and science, and her books combine those two passions. Theanne 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.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 5 to 8 CHILDREN'S, KIDS NONFICTION, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-6151-5 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £9.99

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CLASS CRITTERS

David Dixon’s Day as a Dachshund (Class Critters #2) WRITTEN 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

SELLING POINTS TONS OF KID APPEAL: Hilarious animal adventures, a photographic cover, 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

* 128 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm 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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WILDSEED WITCH

Wildseed Witch (Book 1) BY MARTI DUMAS

A fun middle–grade contemporary fantasy with an all–BIPOC cast, about a social– media–loving tween who gets sent to an ultra–private witch camp

SELLING POINTS BLACK GIRL MAGIC: This charming and lively story centers a young Black witch and is inspired by Creole traditions. EXCITING NEW SERIES: Marti is an up–and–coming author, and books like Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Aru Shah and the End of Time show that middle–grade readers and gatekeepers want more diverse fantasy. GREAT READ: With a unique magic system and sparkling prose, Wildseed Witch is unlike anything else out there, and kids, parents, and librarians will love it. The protagonist is funny and relatable, and the story is perfect for reluctant readers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 10 to 14 Hasani’s post–seventh–grade summer to–do list is pretty simple: get a bigger following for her makeup YouTube channel and figure out how to get her parents back together. What she does NOT expect is that an emotional outburst will spark a latent magical ability in her. Or that the magic will be strong enough to attract the attention of witches. Or that before she can say #BlackGirlMagic, she’ll be shipped off on a scholarship to a fancy finishing school for talented young ladies. Les Belles Demoiselles is a literal charm school. Here, generations of young ladies from old–money witch families have learned to harness their magic, and alumnae grow to become some of the most powerful women across industries, including politicians, philanthropists, CEOs, entrepreneurs—and yes, even social media influencers. Needless to say, admission to the school is highly coveted, very exclusive . . . and Hasani sticks out like a weed in a rose bouquet. While the other girls have always known they were destined to be witches, Hasani is a Wildseed––a stray witch from a family of non–witches, with no background knowledge, no way to control her magic, and a lot to catch up on. "Wildseed" may be an insult that the other girls throw at her, but Wildseeds are more powerful than they know. And Hasani will learn that there are ways to use magic and thrive that can never be taught in a classroom. Marti Dumas taught elementary school literacy for ten years, conducts teacher literacy trainings, and is the author of Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest. She lives in New Orleans with her family.

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ATLANTIS

Atlantis: The Brink of War (Atlantis Book #2) BY GREGORY MONE

Bestselling author Gregory Mone takes readers back to Atlantis in this action–packed sequel to Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Gregory Mone, the co–author of the Jack and the Geniuses series, blends epic storytelling and scientific expertise, creating a fresh and immersive world. STRONG SERIES START: Kirkus said of Book #1 (April 2021): “features expeditious pacing, ample secrets, and imaginative science and tech creations that are zippy indeed.” CLIMATE HOOK: Themes of climate change and ecological disaster interweave the story. HIT MYTHOLOGY: The popularity of Atlantis continues with the success of stories such as Aquaman, which made over $1 billion at the box office.

Even an accidental invasion has dire consequences . . . After their daring escape from Atlantis, Lewis, Hanna, and Kaya, their resourceful Atlantean friend, find themselves pulled between two worlds. Trapped on the surface under the watchful eyes of government officials, the three adventurers receive an urgent call to return their stolen warship to Atlantis—or risk starting an all–out war. Aided by a billionaire with unclear intentions, the trio embarks on an all–new journey through Atlantis, from the sunken underwater world of Evenor to the tunnels below Ridge City. Will they find Lewis’s injured father and return the warship in time? As the shadowy agents known as Erasers work to stop them, Lewis and Kaya begin to question whether they're really on the same side of the potentially devastating fight. This page–turning, high–stakes sequel to The Accidental Invasion is packed with futuristic technology and pure adrenaline–spiking fun. Bonus content includes science and robotics concepts in the story, and a real scientist's take on the curious biology of mermaids. Two worlds again collide in an unforgettable undersea adventure! Gregory Mone is the author of several bestselling works of fction and nonfction for both children and adults. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award–winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.

POPULAR GENRE: Set in the near future, this sci–fi story has a perfect balance of action and adventure, great for fans of series like Percy Jackson and Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FANTASY, KIDS ENVIRONMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-3855-5 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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TALES OF ETERNIA

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Tales of Eternia Book 1) BY GREGORY MONE

Bestselling author Gregory Mone brings Mattel’s Masters of the Universe together for a new adventure in the first book of this middle–grade series

SELLING POINTS HE–MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: Our series is an original middle–grade series that expands upon the world of the new TV show that premieres in the fall. 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 and co–author of the New York Times bestselling Jack and the Geniuses series.

SPECIFICATIONS * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY Full of sorcery and epic showdowns, this highly illustrated novel introduces young readers to the Masters of the Universe, starting with the legendary He–Man! 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 author of several bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award–winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Karthik Delivers

SELLING POINTS

BY SHEELA CHARI

From the award–winning author of Finding Mighty, a moving middle– grade novel about finding your place by following your heart

AUTHOR BACKLIST: Finding Mighty was a Children’s Choice Book Award finalist, an ILA Children’s Choices book, and a Junior Library Guild selection. UNIVERSAL MESSAGE: Deals with familial pressures of success and how often, it seems like young people aren’t allowed to fail. It’s beautifully written and will really resonate with young readers. WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS: Heartfelt middle–grade books from BIPOC authors about BIPOC kids are doing well in the market and are still so needed in the marketplace, because every child deserves to feel represented in the books they read.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 10 to 14 Karthik Raghavan is good at remembering things. Like his bike routes. Or all the reasons he likes Juhi Shah—even if she doesn’t even know he exists. It doesn't help that she seems to have a crush on his arch nemesis, Jacob Donnell, whose only job is to humiliate Karthik (and get his name wrong). Then Karthik's luck changes when he secretly agrees to be in a play about the famous musician, Leonard Bernstein. But he can't tell his parents. The family store is in jeopardy, and they need him delivering groceries on his bike to help save it. His mom is also worried about the Financial Crisis, and she's convinced that studying hard and staying focused is the only way to succeed. But Karthik is having fun being Lenny. Besides, what if acting is Karthik’s special talent? And what if acting is the one way to catch Juhi Shah’s attention? With all the pressure from his family to succeed, will Karthik be able to really imagine and hope when he’s not sure what will happen next? Sheela Chari is the author of the Edgar Award fnalist Vanished and Finding Mighty, a Children's Choice Award fnalist and Junior Library Guild selection. She lives with her family in New York.

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Let the Monster Out BY CHAD LUCAS

An equal parts heart–pounding and heartfelt middle–grade mystery about facing––and accepting––your fears, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and The Parker Inheritance

SELLING POINTS EMPATHETIC NARRATIVE: Along with action and scares, this story deftly discusses fear, regret, and how we learn to live with both. The narrative shows all sorts of reactions to these things—from shutting down completely to running headfirst into danger—and treats each character and response with empathy. DIVERSE CAST: The cast of characters reflect the diversity in the real world: there are characters of different races, socioeconomic classes, family make–ups, and both neurotypical and neurodivergent characters. STAR–STUDDED BACKLIST: Lucas’s debut novel, Thanks a Lot Universe, was a Junior Library Guild selection, received blurbs from Wesley King and Janae Marks, and got two starred reviews, including one from Kirkus, who called it “tenderhearted and bold.”

SPECIFICATIONS Bones Malone feels like he can’t do anything right in his new small town: He almost punched the son of the woman who babysits him and his brothers, he’s one of the only Black kids in Langille, and now his baseball team (the one place where he really feels like he shines) just lost their first game. To make matters worse, things in town are getting weird. His mom isn’t acting like herself at all—she’s totally spaced out, almost like a zombie. And then he and his brothers have the same dream—one where they’re running from some of their deepest fears, like a bear and an eerie cracked mirror that Bones would rather soon forget. Kyle Specks feels like he can never say the right thing at the right time. He thinks he might be neurodivergent, but he hasn’t gotten an official diagnosis yet.His parents worry that the world might be too hard for him and try to protect him, but Kyle knows they can’t do that forever. Even though he’s scared, he can’t just stand by and do nothing while things in this town get stranger and stranger, especially not after he and Bones find a mysterious scientist’s journal that might hold answers about what’s going on. But when faced with seemingly impossible situations, a shady corporation, and their own worst nightmares, will Kyle and Bones be brave enough to admit they're scared? Or will the fear totally consume and control them? Chad Lucas has been in love with words since he attempted his first novel on a typewriter in the sixth grade. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, communications advisor, freelance writer, part–time journalism instructor, and parenting columnist. A proud descendant of the historic African Nova Scotian community of Lucasville, he lives with his family near Halifax, Nova Scotia. He enjoys coaching basketball and is rarely far from a cup of tea.

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Coming Up Short

SELLING POINTS

BY LAURIE MORRISON

A heartfelt novel about a softball–loving girl coming to terms with her parents’ humanity after a scandal sends shock waves through her town

AUTHOR TRACK: Up for Air received two starred reviews and is in its fourth printing. RELATABLE THEMES: It’s hard to acknowledge that parents are flawed and imperfect people. Laurie has a personal connection to the topic, and the result is an authentic and heartfelt story sure to resonate with readers. CROSS–PROMOTION: This book will publish alongside the paperback of Saint Ivy, which will include a teaser chapter of the new book in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5558-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Bea’s parents think she can accomplish absolutely anything—and she’s determined to prove them right. But at the end of seventh grade, on the same day she makes a gutsy play to send her softball team to the league championships and Xander, the boy she likes, makes it clear that he likes her too, a scandal shakes up her world. Bea’s dad made a big mistake, taking money that belonged to a client. He’s now suspended from practicing law, and another lawyer spread the news online. To make matters worse, that other lawyer is Xander’s dad. Bea doesn’t want to be angry with her dad, especially since he feels terrible and is trying to make things right. But she can't face the looks of pity from all her friends, and then she starts missing throws in softball because she’s stuck in her own head. The thing she was best at seems to be slipping out of her fingers along with her formerly happy family. She's not sure what's going to be harder—learning to throw again, or forgiving her dad. How can she be the best version of herself when everything she loves is falling apart? Laurie Morrison taught middle school for ten years before writing Every Shiny Thing, her middle–grade debut with co–author Cordelia Jensen. She is also the author of Up for Air, and Saint Ivy. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Saint Ivy ISBN 978-1-4197-4126-5

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Gabe in the After

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BY SHANNON DOLESKI

A post–apocalyptic upper middle–grade adventure with a first–crush romance, perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Shannon Hale

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Shannon’s debut, Mary Underwater, was one of the New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2020 and received a starred review from Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, who called it “perfect for readers not quite ready for Laurie Halse Anderson and anyone who needs a reminder that there’s always hope.” A MODERN UPDATE: Loosely based on Anne of Green Gables, this book takes the narrative and gives it a modern twist with its post–apocalyptic setting. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Mary Underwater, which will include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 240 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket It’s fourteen–year–old Gabe Sweeney’s day to check for survivors . . . Two years after a global pandemic, twenty survivors (most of them children) have relocated from their coastal Maine island full of sad memories to a mansion on a small, neighboring island where they have school and farm chores. When Gabe and his dog, Mud, find Relle Douglas alone in the woods on the mainland, they take the strange new girl across the channel to live with them. Relle changes the island with her hopeful attitude. She tells big stories and makes plans for activities like talent shows. Despite a growing crush, Gabe doesn’t quite understand the point of it all; why have a talent show at the end of the world? But when tragedy strikes, Gabe sets out on a dangerous journey to try and find other survivors where the world might be normal. Like Before. Lightly inspired by Anne of Green Gables, Gabe in the After is a moving and heartfelt story about the end of the world––and what perseveres through it. Shannon Doleski is the author of Mary Underwater, which received a starred review from Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, who called it “perfect for readers not quite ready for Laurie Halse Anderson.” She was born and raised in Cazenovia, New York. After graduating from Niagara University with an English education degree, Shannon was an English teacher and swim coach in New York and Maryland. She lives with her family in West Texas. Visit her author website at shannondoleski.com.

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AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5438-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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The Last Human ISBN 978-1-4197-4697-0

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MISSION MULTIVERSE

Doppelganger Danger (Mission Multiverse Book 2) BY REBECCA CAPRARA

Five middle schoolers’ quest to save the multiverse continues in this explosive follow–up to Mission Multiverse, perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson series

SELLING POINTS HIT CATEGORY: The multiverse continues to rise in popularity with out–of–this–world hits like Stranger Things and Spider– Man: Into the Spider–Verse. ACTION–PACKED: The space cadets’ epic adventure across the multiverse continues, picking up full–throttle from where Mission Multiverse left off. ENGAGING VOICE: Rebecca Caprara combines humor, a deft command of language, a commercial plot, and impeccable character development to create a satisfying and page–turning read.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION This action–packed sequel finds middle–school band geeks Dev, Isaiah, Tessa, Maeve, and Lewis trapped in a parallel version of Earth as they fight to save their families—and the entire rest of the multiverse—from the villainous Empyrean One. Far from home and running out of options, it will take everything they have to get back to Earth and preserve humanity once and for all. The startling revelation that they are their own worst enemies forces a painful decision: will they forsake the lives they once knew for an uncertain future? Perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson series, this sweeping space adventure combines dry wit with a tension–laden plot to keep readers glued to the page. Rebecca Caprara is a children’s book author and illustrator. She graduated from Cornell University and practiced architecture for several years before shifting her focus from bricks to books. An avid globetrotter, she has traveled to more than 50 countries, and has lived in Italy, Singapore, and Canada. She is now growing roots in Massachusetts with her family.

ISBN 978-1-4197-4825-7 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16) BY JEFF KINNEY

In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don’t mix

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With over 250 million books sold around the world in 79 editions and 65 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 more than 785 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 DISNEY: Wimpy Kid has a brand new animated movie coming to Disney+ this holiday season! As of March 2021, Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers. WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 4.5 million Facebook fans; 15.2 million YouTube views; 103,000 Twitter followers; and 90,000 Instagram followers.

SPECIFICATIONS After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he’s officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball. Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won’t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg’s hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot? Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow–up books, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure (August 2020) and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories (March 2021). Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

* 350 black-and-white illustrations * 224 pages

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

AGES 9 to 12 ISBN 978-1-4197-4915-5 US $14.99 CAN $17.99

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1–10) BY JEFF KINNEY

The first ten books in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, together in one collectible boxed set!

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With over 250 million books sold around the world in 79 editions and 65 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 more than 785 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 DISNEY: Wimpy Kid has a brand new animated movie coming to Disney+ this holiday season! As of March 2021, Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers.

The first ten books in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are now available together in a collectible boxed set. Included are Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, The Third Wheel, Hard Luck, The Long Haul, and Old School—all in a specially designed package. Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow–up books, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure (August 2020) and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories (March 2021). Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 4.5 million Facebook fans; 15.2 million YouTube views; 103,000 Twitter followers; and 90,000 Instagram followers. ALSO AVAILABLE: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1–13) (978–1–4197–5166–0) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (12–14 plus DIY) (978–1–4197– 5167–7)

SPECIFICATIONS * 2240 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 8 3/10" - 211mm * Boxed Set - Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-2470-1 US $140.00 CAN $168.00

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Book Box BY JEFF KINNEY

Give the gifts of laughter and adventure with this Awesome Friendly boxed set from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With over 250 million books sold around the world in 79 editions and 65 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 more than 785 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 DISNEY: Wimpy Kid has a brand new animated movie coming to Disney+ this holiday season! As of March 2021, Disney+ has surpassed 100 million global paid subscribers. WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 4.5 million Facebook fans; 15.2 million YouTube views; 103,000 Twitter followers; and 90,000 Instagram followers.

Move over Greg Heffley, Rowley Jefferson is a bestselling author, too. And now you can have two of Rowley’s books in the brand–new Awesome Friendly Box: Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. It’s 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 the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow–up books, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure (August 2020) and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories (March 2021). Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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SPECIFICATIONS * 448 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Boxed Set - Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5168-4 US $29.00 CAN $34.00

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G.I. Joe Classified Book One BY J.S. KELLEY

A page–turning action–adventure story awaits middle–grade readers in this exciting new series featuring G.I. Joe

SELLING POINTS ORIGINAL STORIES: This new fiction series will focus on contemporary kids doing extraordinary things. POWERFUL BRAND: G.I. Joe celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014; over the years, it has become a multimedia brand, with a new film, Snake Eyes, released in July 2021. The G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic is the second–longest– running American comic series in publication. ACTION–PACKED: A dynamic series for kids who are growing out of the I Survived series.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION In this action–packed series starter, a group of ordinary kids finds themselves facing extraordinary circumstances . . . and with the help of mentors like Duke, Scarlett, and Roadblock, they’ll find what it means to be a team, rise to the occasion, and save the day when nobody else can. A heart–pounding thrill ride from start to finish that will enthrall G.I. Joe fans and action–adventure readers alike.

ISBN 978-1-4197-5440-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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J.S. Kelley is a single parent from Ohio who likes the whiskey neat, the coffee black, and the music loud.

ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-277-0

G.I. JOE and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2021 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

Mission Multiverse ISBN 978-1-4197-4823-3

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Generation Wonder THE NEW AGE OF HEROES EDITED BY BARRY LYGA

A high–flying YA anthology featuring 13 short stories that turn superhero tropes on their head and offer fresh perspectives on modern myths

SELLING POINTS STRONG HOOK: The fresh superhero premise of this collection sets it apart from others in the market. STELLAR CONTRIBUTORS: This book features a diverse, well–rounded group of authors who come from backgrounds ranging from children's books to comics and graphic novels to television. ILLUSTRATED: Featuring artwork throughout from New York Times bestselling artist Colleen Doran.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 368 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 12 and up Triumph. Tragedy. The empyreal. The infernal. Even the mundane, filtered through the fantastical. Superheroes are, appropriately enough, a sort of super–genre, encompassing all other story types. This YA anthology features 13 short stories that creatively turn superhero tropes on their head, while still paying homage to the genre that has found fans for more than eight decades. And there will be no mistake—superheroes don’t have to just be generic handsome white dudes. Everyone in the world, no matter their race, sexual preference, pronouns, or level of ability, has dreamed of flying. Contributors include six New York Times bestselling authors, seven multiple award winners, a founder of We Need Diverse Books, and at least one author with millions of books in print in the U.S. alone—and the collection also features illustrations from Colleen Doran—New York Times bestselling cartoonist, and artist of the legendary Stan Lee’s memoir. The full list of contributors includes: Barry Lyga, Paul Levitz, Sarah MacLean, Lamar Giles, Elizabeth Eulberg, Danielle Paige, Varian Johnson, Joseph Bruchac, Morgan Baden, Matthew Phillion, Anna–Marie McLemore, Sterling Gates, and Axie Oh. Barry Lyga (Editor) has written a metric ton of books for seven different publishers in ffteen years. He’s an award winner, a New York Times bestseller, a “YA rebel author,” and a guy whose entire life has been spent reading, writing, studying, selling, buying, and otherwise being involved in superheroes. If there’s anyone in YA who knows superheroes, it’s Barry.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5446-3 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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My Sister's Big Fat Indian Wedding BY S. A. PATEL

A fresh, witty rom–com romp set against the backdrop of a high– profile music competition and a riotous Indian wedding

SELLING POINTS BREAKOUT BOOK: This rom– com has a frothy, commercial premise—and this story’s rich cultural backdrop separates it from other rom–coms in the market. SWEET ROMANCE: A light– hearted and pacey story perfect for both Valentine’s Day and beach reads. STRONG FAMILY THEMES: Sisterhood and familial relationships form the bones of this relatable and addictive read.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 13 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION Zurika Damani is a naturally gifted violinist with a particular love for hip hop beats. But when you’re part of a big Indian family, everyone has expectations, and those certainly don’t include hip hop violin. After being rejected by Juilliard, Zuri's last hope is a contest judged by a panel of top tier college scouts. The only problem? This coveted competition happens to take place during Zuri’s sister’s extravagant wedding week. And Zuri has already been warned, repeatedly, that she is not to miss a single moment. In the midst of the chaos, Zuri’s mom is in matchmaking mode with the groom’s South African cousin Naveen—who just happens to be a cocky vocalist set on stealing Zuri’s spotlight at the scouting competition. Luckily Zuri has a crew of loud and loyal female cousins cheering her on. Now, all she has to do is to wow the judges for a top spot, evade getting caught by her parents, resist Naveen’s charms, and, oh yeah . . . not mess up her sister’s big fat Indian wedding. What could possibly go wrong? S. A. Patel is the author of adult and YA debuts publishing in 2020. The Trouble with Hating You, written under the pseudonym Sajni Patel, is the frst of two women’s fction titles to be published with Grand Central/Forever. Fabulous early buzz has been building–Apple Books has selected it for their “10 Debuts to Read” in 2020, and Publishers Weekly has called it a “fast–paced romp of a debut . . . the cultural specifcity Patel brings makes this rom–com feel fun and fresh.” Her YA debut, The Knockout, published in January 2021 from Flux. She currently lives in Texas.

ISBN 978-1-4197-5453-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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Bend in the Road ISBN 978-1-4197-4873-8

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DYNASTY

Her Rebel Highness (Daughters of the Dynasty) BY DIANA MA

An epic story of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Tiananmen Square protests

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS COMPELLING PREMISE: Crazy Rich Asians meets Dynasty in this sweeping, second series installment. STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS: The Daughters of the Dynasty series follows a family of strong, complex women —all descended from a powerful Chinese empress—throughout different moments in history. DYNAMIC VOICE: Author Diana Ma lends her engaging voice, sharp humor, and “soap opera– worthy twists” (Kirkus) to this series, which School Library Journal calls “reminiscent of Jenny Han.”

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 13 and up In Heiress Apparently, Gemma Huang’s big acting break led her to Beijing, where she uncovered an incredible family secret. This second novel in the Daughters of the Dynasty series delves further into Gemma’s complex and storied legacy, moving back one generation to tell the story of Gemma’s mother, Lei, as she finds love against the backdrop of 1980s China and the Tiananmen Square protests and makes a difficult decision that forever alters the course of her life. Diana Ma is a Chinese–American author who holds a BA in creative writing from the University of Washington and an MA in English with a creative writing focus from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She lives in a suburb of Seattle.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-4998-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Arden Grey

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BY RAY STOEVE

An insightful, raw YA novel about a young photographer navigating toxic relationships and how they influence her identity

EXCITING YA VOICE: Ray’s debut, Between Perfect and Real, received a starred review from Booklist and blurbs from Kacen Callender, Amy Spalding, Mason Deaver, Mark Oshiro, Jay Coles, and Daisy Eagan. EMPOWERING MESSAGE: This queer YA has a hopeful message with both commercial and critical potential. ARTISTIC HOOK: Many tweens and teens are into photography —especially since many have cameras on their phones—and they’ll love Arden’s passion for photography. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Between Perfect and Real, which will include a teaser chapter in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL Sixteen–year–old Arden Grey is struggling. Her mother has left their family, her father and her younger brother won't talk about it, and a classmate, Tanner, keeps harassing her about her sexuality—which isn't even public. (She knows she likes girls romantically, but she thinks she might be asexual.) At least she's got her love of film photography and her best and only friend, Jamie, to help her cope. Then Jamie, who is trans, starts dating Caroline, and suddenly he isn't so reliable. Arden's insecurity about their friendship grows. She starts to wonder if she's jealous or if Jamie's relationship with Caroline is somehow unhealthy—and it makes her reconsider how much of her relationship with her absent mom wasn't okay, too. Filled with big emotions, first loves, and characters navigating toxic relationships, Ray Stoeve's honest and nuanced novel is about finding your place in the world and seeking out the love and community that you deserve. Ray Stoeve is the author of the young adult novel Between Perfect and Real, which was a 2021 Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. They also contributed to the young adult anthology Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance. They received a 2016–2017 Made at Hugo House Fellowship and created the YA/MG Trans and Nonbinary Voices Masterlist, a database that tracks all books in those age categories written by trans authors about trans characters. When they’re not writing, they can be found gardening, making art in other mediums, or hiking their beloved Pacifc Northwest.

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, LGBT INTEREST ISBN 978-1-4197-4600-0 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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We Used to Be Friends ISBN 978-1-4197-3866-1

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Practical Demonology BY CLARE REES

A chilling YA novel set in a world overrun by plague and demons—and a group of teens doing anything they can to survive

SELLING POINTS UNEXPECTED SETTING: Though it’s set in the near future, the crumbling medieval castles and limited technology make the book feel timeless. VIRAL SUBJECT: The disease and quarantine in the book will feel particularly relevant. REAL–WORLD CONNECTIONS: Though the story is totally fictional, the setting is inspired by a Welsh story and all the castles mentioned in the book exist in the real world. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of Jelly, which will include a teaser chapter in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 384 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 12 and up

There have always been castles in the valley, and the people have always been under threat. They’ve always needed those thick walls, the protection of that enclosing stone. Non feels like she needs it more than most, because her mother was infected by the demons that live in the woods. As the doctor’s daughter, Non had planned a career in medicine—partly to please her father, but also because it would keep her inside the protective walls of the citadel. When plague strikes the citadel, all the teenagers are evacuated to the ruined Cirtop Castle. While there, she's given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to study the demons that she’s always feared. But will she be brave enough to take it? In the footsteps of Jelly, Rees's brilliant and original debut novel, comes a new story of survival and community—and just a little bit of literal guts. Clare Rees works as an English teacher and writer. She feels privileged to work with teenagers and loves that she gets to spend her days encouraging reading and writing skills in others. Her debut novel, Jelly, began life as an exercise with her class, and all its most perilous, rude, or graphic parts are infuenced by their voluble feedback. She lives in Wokingham, England.

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4558-4 US $18.99 CAN $23.99

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Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra BY AMY NOELLE PARKS

A star–crossed YA rom–com that has the charm of Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes and the magic of Now You See Me

SELLING POINTS SWOONY STORY: The commercial romance combined with the more niche magic hook will help Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra stand out in the crowded marketplace, especially for readers with “nerdy” passions like magic. PREVIOUS PRAISE: Amy’s debut, The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost–Kiss, just published this January, and it’s already gotten some great attention, including a review from School Library Journal, which said “fans of YA rom–coms will have a new favorite.” CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost–Kiss, which will include a teaser chapter in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JULY Seventeen–year–old Lia Sawyer is thrilled to get a mysterious invitation from her grandmother to compete in a stage magic contest––even though her parents object. But she’s going to be judged by a bunch of old–school magicians who think that because she’s a girl, her only magical talents lie in wearing sparkly dresses, providing distractions, and getting sawed, crushed, or stretched. And Lia can’t ask her grandmother for help because she’s disappeared, leaving behind only her best magic tricks, a few obscure clues, and an order to stay away from Blackwell boys, the latest generation of a rival magic family. Lia totally plans to follow her grandmother’s rule––until the cute boy she meets on the beach turns out to be Beckett Blackwell, son of the biggest old guard magical family there is. Witty and romantic, Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra is a YA rom–com with a magical twist! Amy Noelle Parks is a professor at Michigan State University. When she’s not using One Direction lyrics as a writing prompt, she’s helping future teachers recover from the trauma of years of school mathematics. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two daughters.

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Batter Royale

SELLING POINTS

BY LEISL ADAMS

In this fun graphic novel, a talented young chef is selected to participate in a baking reality show and finds herself mixed up in spicy competition, bitter rivalry, and sweet romance

BAKING SHOWS: Reality baking competitions are a perennial favorite, including The Great British Bake Off, Nailed It!, Sugar Rush, and Cake Wars. COMING OF AGE STORY: Protagonist Rose faces her parents’ divorce, applying to college, and finding her creative voice. BAKE IT YOURSELF: Each chapter features a recipe you can enjoy making at home. GREAT COMPS: Comics featuring baking and romance, like Ngozi Ukazu’s Check, Please! and Kevin Panetta’s Bloom, have been critically and commercially successful. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–5075–5) and paperback (978–1–4197– 5076–2) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 240 pages In Leisl Adams’s debut graphic novel, Batter Royale, an aspiring amateur baker enters the toughest, ugliest, most fearsome fight she'll ever experience: a baking reality show. When seventeen–year–old small–town waitress Rose impresses a famous food critic, she and her best friend, Fred, find themselves thrust into the tough world of competitive baking. The contest is an intense ten days of bizarre challenges, and the competition is cutthroat. Some competitors are willing to lie, cheat, and sabotage their way to the top. Rose may be in over her head, but she is determined to show that she can become a top chef. Batter Royale is a fish–out–of–water style romantic comedy about climbing out of the circumstances you're in and making your dreams come true. Leisl Adams is a director, storyboard artist, and illustrator. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, she graduated from the Classical Animation program at Sheridan College in 2002. Since then, she has worked in television and film, animating and storyboarding for clients like Amazon, Disney XD, Teletoon, and CBC, and directed Season 2 of American Girl’s WellieWishers for Mattel in 2018. She illustrated the graphic novel Pixies (Arcana Comics) and has done illustration work for Simon & Schuster, and Rubicon Publishing.

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 12 and up GRAPHIC NOVELS, YOUNG ADULT FICTION, COMICS, FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5075-5 US $24.99 CAN $27.99 UK £15.99

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Tin Man

SELLING POINTS

BY JUSTIN MADSON

A YA graphic novel about unlikely friends—a tin man seeking a heart and a high schooler trying to come to terms with the death of her grandmother

COMING OF AGE: A classic tale about finding one’s path and working through feelings of loneliness and alienation. CLASSIC CHARACTER: An inspired reinvention of The Wizard of Oz’s Tin Man and his story. FAMILY DRAMA: Tin Man focuses on sister and brother Solar and Fenn coming to terms with grief after their grandmother’s passing as well as the changing dynamics of their relationship as they grow up. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–5104– 2) and paperback (978–1–4197– 5105–9) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 208 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH In Justin Madson’s debut graphic novel, Tin Man, a girl and her brother befriend the titular Tin Man with unexpected results. Solar is in her last year of high school and is reeling from the recent death of her grandmother. She has abandoned her plans for the future and fallen in with a bad crowd. Her little brother, Fenn, doesn't understand why she's changed—she doesn't even want to help him build their rocket in the garage anymore. Campbell is a tin woodsman—a clunky metal man whose sole purpose in life is to chop down trees. He longs for more, however, and decides to seek out a heart, believing that, with one, he will be able to feel things he has never felt before and, therefore, change his life. Equal parts The Iron Giant, The Wizard of Oz, Edward Scissorhands, and Freaks and Geeks, Tin Man is a story about finding friendship in the unlikeliest of places. Justin Madson is a self–taught cartoonist who has been telling stories through comic books and graphic novels for nearly two decades. Over the years he has created a number of graphic novels, including the post–apocalyptic tale Breathers, and Carbon, a supernatural mystery. He resides in a small town in Wisconsin with his wife, two kids, two dogs, and a slew of backyard chickens.

AGES 14 and up GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, FICTION, YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5104-2 US $24.99 CAN $27.99 UK £15.99

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From Thanks a Lot, Universe • By Chad Lucas


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THE FABLED STABLES

Willa the Wisp (The Fabled Stables Book #1) WRITTEN BY JONATHAN AUXIER; ILLUSTRATED BY OLGA DEMIDOVA

The first in a new chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Auxier, illustrated in full–color—now in paperback!

Praise for Willa the Wisp (The Fabled Stables Book #1) * “Whimsical fantasy with the right amount of speed and cleverness for the audience.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review * “Words and pictures partner to create a captivating, promising series starter that boasts quirky secondary characters and a sympathetic hero.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Jonathan Auxier is an award– winning author beloved by booksellers and librarians. Fans of his backlist will recognize Professor Cake’s Island from the Peter Nimble adventures! BELOVED SERIES: Willa the Wisp launched to two starred reviews and was an Amazon Best Children’s Book of the Year. ACCESSIBLE ADVENTURES: Highly illustrated in full–color, these books are great for sharing at storytime and perfect for emerging readers to try on their own. EVERGREEN THEMES: Each story explores familiar themes for chapter book readers, like friendship, courage, and standing up for what’s right.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 112 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm Auggie is the caretaker at the Fabled Stables, a home for one–of–a–kind creatures. Auggie is one–of–a–kind, too. He’s the only boy on the island, which can get a little lonely. Luckily, he’s got Fen, his trusty stick–in–the– mud. But, being a stick–in–the–mud, Fen can get more–than–a–little grumpy. Soon enough, Auggie learns that his job is not only to care for creatures at the Stables, but also to save creatures in the Wide World from danger. In this first adventure, Willa the Wisp is being chased by the Rooks, an evil group of hunters keen on using one–of–a–kind creatures for their own dark ends. It’s up to Auggie to help Willa escape the Rooks and find refuge at the Stables, before it’s too late! 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. Find her online at olgademidova.ru.

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CLASS CRITTERS

Tally Tuttle Turns into a Turtle (Class Critters #1) WRITTEN BY KATHRYN HOLMES; ILLUSTRATED BY ARIEL LANDY

Now in paperback, the start of 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 “An accessible tale that will appeal to young children looking for everyday coping strategies . . . A simple story told with aplomb.” —Kirkus Reviews

SELLING POINTS TONS OF KID APPEAL: Hilarious animal adventures, a photographic cover, 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 hardcover of book 2 and include a sneak peek.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 144 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback It’s Tally Tuttle’s first day of second grade, and she’s so nervous that she feels like she ate butterflies for breakfast! On top of moving to a new town and new school where she doesn’t know anyone, everyone starts teasing her when her full name, Tallulah, is revealed during roll call. She just wishes she could retreat into a shell . . . Then all of a sudden, the desks and her classmates around her seem enormous, and Tally is shell–shocked to discover that she’s actually turned into a turtle! She’d heard that Mrs. Norrell’s class was special, but she hadn’t expected this. Tally likes having a shell to hide in, but there are other parts of turtle life—like the fear of being stepped on—that aren’t exactly ideal. And once she’s tired of hiding, how can she change back into a girl? Tally will have to forge her own transformation back to herself and come out of her shell—both literally and figuratively! 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. This is her first foray into chapter books. 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: Butler for Hire! (DJ Funkyfoot #1) WRITTEN BY TOM ANGLEBERGER; ILLUSTRATED BY HEATHER FOX

The start of a spin–off chapter book series in the world of the Flytrap Files, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger—now in paperback!

Praise for the DJ Funkyfoot series “Silly, messy, fast–paced fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

SELLING POINTS SERIES SUCCESS: The Flytrap Files has sold almost a quarter of a million copies and fans are eager for more. 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. COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATIONS: Includes lively and commercial illustrations throughout from up–and–coming illustrator Heather Fox, the illustrator of Llama Destroys the World. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the third DJ Funkyfoot book and include a sneak peek to book two in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout

* 128 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 You’d think from his name that DJ Funkyfoot was a rad hip–hop star, but that’s just the name his parents gave him. DJ Funkyfoot is actually a dog who’s always dreamed of being a butler! He’s the butler–iest butler to have ever buttled, but finding a butler gig is hard these days! So DJ Funkyfoot takes on a job that’s ALMOST like being a butler . . . He becomes a nanny for a baby—and not just any baby: SHRUBBABY, an adorable baby shrub. ShrubBaby may seem cute and cuddly, but she’s got a taste for chaos, thrills, fertilizer, and fame! While a nanny might say “no” to this baby’s whims, a good butler says “yes.” So DJ Funkyfoot says “yes” to every single thing ShrubBaby wants to do. When adventure calls, ShrubBaby says, “Let's go!” and DJ Funkyfoot says, “Very good, m’lady, I’ll fetch your stroller.” 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, 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 is 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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FOX & RABBIT

Fox & Rabbit Celebrate (Fox & Rabbit Book #3) WRITTEN BY BETH FERRY; ILLUSTRATED BY GERGELY DUDÁS

Book #3 in the Fox & Rabbit graphic novel series is full of surprises–– now available in paperback!

SELLING POINTS GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD: This exciting format has vibrant, full–color art throughout and easy–to–read panels, perfect for emerging readers. HIGH–LOW READ: The humor and animal characters give this a wide appeal, but the simple text, told in five short stories, keeps the book accessible. BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Beth Ferry’s picture book Stick and Stone was a New York Times bestseller, and her picture book The Scarecrow with the Fan Brothers was a Junior Library Guilde Selection. TOUCH OF FANTASY: Book #3 introduces a dragon to the cast of characters in Fox and Rabbit’s world.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 96 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm Fox and Rabbit are cooking up something very special for Sparrow’s birthday! Sparrow loves food, so Fox and Rabbit team up with Owl to create the world’s biggest pizza. But, since they don't have the world's biggest oven, they don’t know how to cook it. Fox and Rabbit decide to ask for help from Dragon. They’ve never met Dragon (who hopefully likes to eat pizza, not foxes or rabbits…), but they find their courage together. Dragon wants to help but has never eaten pizza. In fact, Dragon has never had a friend or been to a birthday party before, either. It's up to Fox and Rabbit to change all that! This third outing in the Fox & Rabbit series from Beth Ferry and Gergely Dudás celebrates the ways in which differences can bring friends together. Beth Ferry is the author of many books for young readers, including Caveboy Crush, The Scarecrow, and the New York Times bestselling Stick and Stone. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Gergely Dudás is a self–taught illustrator best known for his seek and find–style web comics. He is the author–illustrator of the Bear’s Book of Hidden Things series. You can find his work on Instagram at @thedudolf. He lives in Budapest.

* Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

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ATLANTIS

Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion (Atlantis Book #1) BY GREGORY MONE

Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion is now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS STRONG AUTHOR: Gregory Mone, the co–author of the Jack and the Geniuses series, blends epic storytelling and scientific expertise, creating a fresh and immersive world. CLIMATE HOOK: With themes of climate change and ecological disaster, this adventure story takes cues from real world issues for its conflict. HIT MYTHOLOGY: The popularity of the Atlantis myth continues with the success of stories such as Aquaman, which made over $1 billion at the box office. POPULAR GENRE: Set in the near future, this sci–fi story has a perfect balance of action and adventure, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm Kaya, raised in the undersea, high–tech world of Atlantis, has always been fascinated by the legends about life above the water. Despite the government’s insistence that they’re only stories, she can’t help but dream about the Sun People—and when a group of officials known as Erasers move to bury those legends for good, Kaya sets out to the surface to uncover the truth once and for all. In the world above, where climate change has led to giant tsunamis that threaten Earth’s coasts, all Lewis wants is to spend more time with his scientist father. When he stows away on his dad’s top–secret research trip, he finds himself thrown headfirst into an adventure much bigger than he bargained for. Fast–paced and action–packed, The Accidental Invasion brings readers into a world unlike anything they’ve seen before. Bonus content includes real scientific information about genetic modification, earthquakes, nuclear power, and plate tectonics. Gregory Mone is the author of several bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award– winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.

* Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-3854-8 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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RIGHTS: World English

Saint Ivy

SELLING POINTS

KIND AT ALL COSTS BY LAURIE MORRISON

Now in paperback, a thoughtful middle–grade novel about caring for others and for yourself––and not being afraid to ask for what you need Praise for Saint Ivy “A truly memorable novel that makes the sometimes quiet and unasked questions of growing up and figuring yourself out feel big and bold and heart– shifting and profound.” —Corey Ann Haydu, author of Eventown and One Jar of Magic “Once again, Laurie Morrison has created a complex, authentic character readers will eagerly embrace.” —Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You and My Life in the Fish Tank “A beautifully triumphant story . . . layered, warm, and sweet, just like the perfectly imperfect Ivy herself.” —Carrie Firestone, author of Dress Coded

AUTHOR TRACK: Every Shiny Thing received some nice attention and Up for Air received two starred reviews and is on its fourth printing. RELATABLE THEMES: Just because you have unkind thoughts doesn’t mean you’re an unkind person––a theme that's not often talked about with middle schoolers. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Laurie's new book Coming Up Short and will include a teaser chapter in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm

“Feelings, life, and people are allowed to be complicated in beautiful ways in this page–turner.” —Kirkus Reviews

* Paperback

“A keenly observed portrait of a girl who goes way overboard on a good thing.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4126-5

PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 10 to 14

US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

Thirteen–year–old Ivy Campbell has always been a good kid: she supports her soccer–star brother, bakes with her nana, and puts her friends’ needs before her own. So of course, Ivy is 100% supportive when her mom decides to be a surrogate for her best friend. But when Ivy finds out the surrogacy treatment worked and her mom is pregnant—and has been for weeks—she’s shocked that she’s jealous and worried about what others will think. But most of all, she’s ashamed that she isn’t reacting to this news in the right way. The Ivy way. Ivy is determined to prove to herself that she’s just as unselfish as she’s always believed, and she gets the chance to do that when she receives an anonymous email from someone who needs her help. But the more Ivy dives into helping this anonymous person, the further she gets away from the people she loves—and from the person who she wants to be. Laurie Morrison taught middle school for ten years before writing Every Shiny Thing, her middle–grade debut with co–author Cordelia Jensen. She is also the author of Up for Air, and Saint Ivy. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Thanks a Lot, Universe

SELLING POINTS

BY CHAD LUCAS

Now in paperback, a moving contemporary middle–grade novel for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t belong Praise for Thanks a Lot, Universe “This honest portrayal of family trauma, changing friendships, and big emotions tugged at my heartstrings.” —Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington “Lucas has a gift for detail: the way a shirt scrunches up beneath the arms, the dialogue that would fit right into any middle school hallway, the really poignant descriptions of anxiety and panic attacks . . . there is a distinctive honesty to the writing.” —Wesley King, Edgar Award–winning author of OCDaniel * “Featuring snappy dialogue from earnest tween voices, skillful prose guides this engrossing story from start to finish.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

GREAT PRAISE: Was a Junior Library Guild selection, received blurbs from Wesley King and Janae Marks, and got two starred reviews, including one from Kirkus, who called it “tenderhearted and bold.” EMPATHETIC STORY: Emotional intelligence and empathy are becoming more and more important, and this story is really about two boys learning to be vulnerable. DIVERSE CAST: The cast of characters reflects the diversity in the real world and the author has pulled a lot from his own experiences as a queer, African Canadian person in writing Ezra. LIGHT SPORTS HOOK: Brian and Ezra are both on the basketball team, and Chad’s own experience as a basketball coach has really brought these scenes on court to life!

SPECIFICATIONS Brian has always been anxious, whether at home, or in class, or on the basketball court. His dad tries to get him to stand up for himself and his mom helps as much as she can. But after he and his brother are placed in foster care, Brian starts having panic attacks. And he doesn’t quite know if there's something wrong with him . . . Ezra’s always been popular. He’s friends with most of the kids on his basketball team—even Brian, who doesn’t talk to many people. But now, some of his friends have been acting differently, and Brian seems to be pulling away. Ezra wants to help, but he worries if he’s too nice to Brian, his friends will realize that he has a crush on him . . . But when Brian and his brother run away, Ezra has no choice but to take the leap and reach out to Brian. And Brian realizes that he could really use a friend right now. As the two get closer, they’ll have to decide if they’re willing to risk being vulnerable with each other and share parts of themselves they’d rather hide from the world. But if they can be brave, they might just find the best in themselves—and each other. With a lively voice and moving story, Thanks a Lot, Universe is about finding your community and learning to trust your heart. Chad Lucas has been in love with words since he attempted his frst novel on a typewriter in the sixth grade. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, communications advisor, freelance writer, part–time journalism instructor, and parenting columnist. A proud descendant of the historic African Nova Scotian community of Lucasville, he lives with his family near Halifax, Nova Scotia. He enjoys coaching basketball and is rarely far from a cup of tea.

* 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

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Mary Underwater

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BY SHANNON DOLESKI

Now in paperback, inspired by Joan of Arc, a girl builds a submarine and pilots it across the Chesapeake Bay to escape her abusive father in this gorgeous middle–grade debut Praise for Mary Underwater A NYPL Best Book of 2020 * “Perfect for readers not quite ready for Laurie Halse Anderson.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “A realistic, engaging portrayal.” —Booklist “A ruggedly heartwarming tale of resilience and romance.” —Kirkus Reviews “A heartwarming story about submarines, first love, and asking for help when you need it the most.” —School Library Connection

GORGEOUS WRITING: The lyrical voice and serious tone will appeal to fans of middle–grade literary hits like The Thing About Jellyfish and Out of My Mind. The hardcover received great praise, including from Kirkus, who called it “a ruggedly heartwarming tale of resilience and romance,” a starred review from BCCB, and was one of the New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2020. GIRLS IN STEM: The main character is a female aspiring engineer, and her efforts to build a submarine are realistic and well researched. OVERCOMING ABUSE: The author conferred with a social worker to paint a fully formed portrait of abuse, and the backmatter includes an author’s note with resources. CHRISTIAN HOOK: Catholic school, nuns, and Joan of Arc lend additional points of interest.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages Mary Murphy feels like she’s drowning. Her violent father is home from prison, and the social worker is suspicious of her new bruises. An aunt she’s never met keeps calling. And if she can’t get a good grade on her science project, she’ll fail her favorite class. But Mary doesn’t want to be a victim anymore. She has a plan: build a real submarine, like the model she’s been making with Kip Dwyer, the secretly sweet class clown. Gaining courage from her heroine, Joan of Arc, Mary vows to pilot a sub across the Chesapeake Bay, risking her life in a modern crusade to save herself. Mary Underwater is an empowering tale of persistence, heroism, and hope from a luminous new voice in middle–grade fiction. Shannon Doleski was born and raised in Cazenovia, New York. After graduating from Niagara University with an English Education degree, Shannon was an English teacher and swim coach in New York and Maryland. Visit her author website at www.shannondoleski.com. Mary Underwater is her debut novel.

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DERBY DAREDEVILS

Tomoko Takes the Lead (The Derby Daredevils Book #3) WRITTEN BY KIT ROSEWATER; ILLUSTRATED BY SOPHIE ESCABASSE

Book #3 in this highly lllustrated middle–grade series stars shy Tomoko and finds the team at roller derby sleepaway camp in nearby Dallas, Texas—now in paperback!

Praise for Derby Daredevils Book 1: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team * “This is a great pick about fierce young ladies coming together through sports. The book has loads of action and plenty of heart.” —Booklist, starred review * “A great addition to juvenile sports fiction for school and public libraries. Perfect for fans of Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl, and readers seeking stories about sports– loving girls supporting each other.” —School Library Journal, starred review

SELLING POINTS SPORTS HOOK: There aren’t many middle–grade series that star girls’ sports teams, and The Derby Daredevils helps fill that gap in the marketplace. PERENNIAL THEMES: Where Book #1 explored first crushes and Book #2 examined individuality and teamwork, Book #3 unpacks leadership and stepping outside of your comfort zone. These themes are evergreen in the middle–grade space. GIRL POWER: This empowering story is full of strong, determined girls who support each other. It’s perfect for fans of the recent Newbery Honor book Roller Girl. DIVERSE CAST: The Derby Daredevils team includes several queer and BIPOC characters. AMULET SWEET SPOT: Sophie Escabasse’s high–energy illustrations make this commercial read even more appealing and accessible.

School’s out, and the Derby Daredevils are excited to spend all summer tearing up the track. But, the coaches have something super special planned: the Austin league is heading to Dallas for a week of roller derby sleepaway camp! Tomoko could not be more excited—she loves roller derby and her team. Plus, she’s been going camping with her uncle every summer since she can remember. She’s got all the gear and the skills she needs for two weeks in the great outdoors. But roller derby camp isn’t in the great outdoors. It’s in the middle of the city. And it means meeting a bunch of new kids, which isn’t exactly a strength for shy, introverted Tomoko. Disappointed, she puts her head down and skates hard until the team gets lost in the middle of Dallas— without a grown–up or a cell phone to guide them back to camp. Tomoko uses her wilderness skills and navigational know–how to lead them home and her calm demeanor to keep everyone feeling safe. Kit Rosewater has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Hollins University. The Derby Daredevils was her debut. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find her online at kitrosewater.com or @kitrosewater. Sophie Escabasse is the author–illustrator of the forthcoming graphic novel trilogy The Witches of Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Find her online at esofii.com or @esofiii.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 192 pages

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MISSION MULTIVERSE

Mission Multiverse BY REBECCA CAPRARA

Middle school misfits are tasked with saving the multiverse in this sweeping space adventure perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson series—now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS HIT CATEGORY: The multiverse continues to rise in popularity with out–of–this–world hits like Stranger Things and Spider– Man: Into the Spider–Verse. ACTION PACKED: Mission Multiverse will take readers from Earth to the moon and beyond in this epic adventure series. ENGAGING VOICE: Rebecca Caprara combines humor, a deft command of language, a commercial plot, and impeccable character development to create a satisfying and page–turning read.

SPECIFICATIONS * 416 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4824-0 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

When five members of a middle school marching band are accidentally projected into an alternate universe during a field trip to the NASA headquarters, their fates land in the hands of the Multiverse Allied Council: a group of extraterrestrial delegates responsible for preserving harmony across the multiverse. Then Dev, Isaiah, Tessa, Maeve, and Lewis discover that Earth’s destruction is imminent due to an environmental collapse caused by humans. What can they do, when their most formidable skill is marching in formation? Against all odds, the space cadets fight to navigate the multiverse, save themselves from power–hungry forces eager to destroy them, rescue their families, and fight for the preservation of humankind. But forces far bigger than they ever imagined have insidious plans for the multiverse and its inhabitants . . . Rebecca Caprara is a children’s book author and illustrator. She graduated from Cornell University and practiced architecture for several years before shifting her focus from bricks to books. An avid globetrotter, she has traveled to more than 50 countries, and has lived in Italy, Singapore, and Canada. She is now growing roots in Massachusetts with her family.

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Between Perfect and Real

SELLING POINTS

BY RAY STOEVE

A moving YA debut about a trans boy finding his voice—and himself

Praise for Between Perfect and Real “Manages to be both powerful and feel like a warm hug, written with love for every trans and nonbinary young reader.” —Kacen Callender, National Book Award winner “A funny, heartfelt, and utterly enchanting debut.” —Jay Coles, author of Tyler Johnson Was Here and Things We Couldn’t Say “Thoughtful, honest, and full of hope.” —Amy Spalding, author of We Used to Be Friends “Dramatic, hilarious, and heartbreaking.” —Mason Deaver, bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best “An astounding debut overflowing with heart . . . This is exactly the kind of book I needed long, long ago.” —Mark Oshiro, author of Anger Is a Gift and Each of Us a Desert “A beautiful read.” —Daisy Eagan, writer and Tony Award–winning actor * “Stoeve expertly crafts a powerful exploration of who we can become when we have the courage to choose our own paths.” —Booklist, starred review Dean Foster knows he’s a trans guy. He’s watched enough YouTube videos and done enough questioning to be sure. But everyone at his high school thinks he’s a lesbian—including his girlfriend, Zoe, and his theater director, who just cast him as a “nontraditional” Romeo. He wonders if maybe it would be easier to wait until college to come out. But as he plays Romeo every day in rehearsals, Dean realizes he wants everyone to see him as he really is now––not just on the stage, but everywhere in his life. Dean knows what he needs to do. Can playing a role help Dean be his true self? Ray Stoeve is the author of the young adult novel Between Perfect and Real, which was a 2021 Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. They also contributed to the young adult anthology Take The Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance. They received a 2016–2017 Made at Hugo House Fellowship and created the YA/MG Trans and Nonbinary Voices Masterlist, a database that tracks all books in those age categories written by trans authors about trans characters. When they’re not writing, they can be found gardening, making art in other mediums, or hiking their beloved Pacifc Northwest.

EMPOWERING MESSAGE: Queer YA is having both commercial and critical success in the market, with titles like They Both Die at the End and Felix Ever After. GREAT PRAISE: The hardcover received great blurbs and a starred review from Booklist, who called it “a rare gem.” THEATER FANS: The story is about a trans boy finding his voice in the theater and LGBTQ+ youth as well as young actors will especially relate to and connect with Dean’s story. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Ray’s next book and include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

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Jelly

SELLING POINTS

BY CLARE REES

Now in paperback, a survival story unlike anything you’ve ever read— perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Rory Power Praise for Jelly “A testament to human ingenuity and younger generations’ fortitude while cautioning against ignoring environmental problems.” —Publishers Weekly “Poignantly describing the tenacious flickers of hope that persist in spite of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

LIKE NOTHING ELSE: The premise is unlike any other story out there. The witty writing and unique plot will appeal to readers who want something different. UNIVERSAL MESSAGE: At its heart, Jelly is a friendship and a survival story, which are both themes that are perennially popular in YA. CROSS–PROMOTION: The paperback will publish alongside Clare’s new book and include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 12 and up

The biggest problem with being trapped on a jellyfish isn’t what you’d expect. You get over the fear of death (because you start looking forward to it) and the smell of fish (because it quickly becomes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Boredom is an issue, sure, but it’s not the main one; the biggest problem is not being able to get away from everyone. Martha is stuck on the back of the jellyfish and has been for a long time. She and everyone else living there don’t know how exactly they got there or how long they’ve been there or where they’re going—they just remember that something traumatic happened. And they can’t escape. But now, the crew has finally had enough. They’re going to escape the jellyfish—or die trying. (Which probably means dying.) Funny, strange, and completely original, Jelly is an unforgettable young adult debut. Clare Rees works as an English teacher and writer. She feels privileged to work with teenagers and loves that she gets to spend her days encouraging reading and writing skills in others. Jelly began life as an exercise with her class, and all its most perilous, rude, or graphic parts are influenced by their voluble feedback. She lives in Wokingham, England.

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The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost Kiss BY AMY NOELLE PARKS

Now in paperback, a heartfelt YA rom–com about smart girls, love– struck boys, and quantum theory Praise for The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost–Kiss “Fans of YA rom–coms will have a new favorite.” —School Library Journal “A charming friends–to–lovers romance.” —Kirkus Reviews

SELLING POINTS MEET CUTE: From To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to What If It’s Us to Save the Date, YA rom–coms are really popular right now, and Amy’s humor and voice will help this book stand out in the crowded marketplace. WOMEN IN STEM: Evie is incredibly smart at math and science—and her intelligence is never played for laughs. AUTHOR EXPERTISE: Amy teaches mathematics at Michigan State University, and has infused her knowledge and love of physics into Evie’s character, so the narrative really rings true. CROSS–PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Amy's new book, Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra, and include a sneak peek in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * 384 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: JUNE Seventeen–year–old Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. She’s fully occupied by her love of math and her frequent battles with anxiety. Besides, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be kind of weird and pretty unsanitary, when you think about it. But with the help of her therapist and her support system, she’s feeling braver. Maybe even brave enough to enter a prestigious physics competition or to say yes to the new boy who’s been flirting with her. Evie’s best friend, Caleb, has always been a little in love with Evie, and though he knows she isn’t ready for romance, he hopes that when she is, she’ll choose him. So Caleb is horrified when he is forced to witness Evie’s meet–cute with a floppy–haired, mathematically gifted transfer student. In desperation, Caleb decides to use an online forum to capture Evie’s interest. When it goes better than he could’ve wished for, he wonders if it’s possible to be jealous of himself. And Evie wonders how she went from eschewing romance to having to choose between two— or is it three?—boys. Amy Noelle Parks is a professor at Michigan State University. When she’s not using One Direction lyrics as a writing prompt, she’s helping future teachers recover from the trauma of years of school mathematics. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two daughters.

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Out!

HOW TO BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF BY MILES MCKENNA

Miles McKenna is a queer and trans activist. He transitioned online in front of a million people. This is his survival guide.

SELLING POINTS NEEDED CONTENT: The first book of its kind for this audience —a stylish LGBTQ+ resource with tips and tricks for coming out. BUILT–IN AUDIENCE: Miles McKenna is a social media icon with over 2 million combined followers. IMPORTANT SUBJECT: For anyone who’s exploring their identity or seeking to understand an amazing queer person in their life.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color images throughout * 224 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 13 and up JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3995-8 When Miles came out on his YouTube channel in 2015—then transitioned online in 2017—his aim was to help other teens navigate their identities and take charge of their own coming–out stories. From that experience comes Out!, the ultimate coming–out survival guide for anyone questioning or queer. Out! covers questions big and small: How to stay safe when coming out in a toxic environment, what to do if you don’t feel comfortable with your birth name, what style haircut best suits your identity, and how to find your chosen family. Miles offers readers coming–out conversation starters (“Can I have the bathroom pass? Also, the correct pronouns?”), a recipe for a very gay cake, and a guide to mastering the masculine haircut. You’ll find resources for finding a gender therapist, pointers for being a queer ally, and Miles’s Ten Commandments (#5: You are valid in your identity, even if you’re the only one who can define it). If you’re a person seeking answers, look no further! This book is for you. And remember: Whoever you are, you are worth fighting for. Miles McKenna is an actor and social media icon known for his comedic voice and LGBTQ+ advice and activism. He was awarded the Shorty Award for Best LGBTQ+ Account of 2017, headlined two nationwide tours that covered a total of 35 shows, and has creatively collaborated with companies like Google, HBO, ATT, and Lyft. Find out more on his YouTube channel, MilesChronicles, or on Instagram at @themilesmckenna.

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From Goodnight, Little Sloth • By Amanda Wood, illustrated by Vikki Chu, photographs by Bec Winnel


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We Have a Dream MEET 30 YOUNG INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR PROTECTING THE PLANET WRITTEN BY MYA-ROSE CRAIG; ILLUSTRATED BY SABRENA KHADIJA

Thirty young environmental activists share their dreams with voice of a generation Mya–Rose Craig

SELLING POINTS WELL–KNOWN ACTIVISTS: Authorized biographies of 30 young BIPOC environmental activists including Autumn Peltier, Vanessa Nakate, and Javier Cang. EXCITING DEBUT: This is the first book from youth activist Mya–Rose Craig, whose Birdgirl blog has been viewed more than five million times and whose biography, which publishes September 22 with Celadon, was sold on auction. BROAD RANGE OF TOPICS: Speaks to the diverse issues faced by communities on the frontline of climate change, from indigenous rights to water conservation, deforestation, and ocean pollution.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL Indigenous people and people of color are disproportionately affected by climate change. And yet they are underrepresented within the environmental movement. But not anymore. Written by the extraordinary environmental and campaigner for equal rights Mya–Rose Craig—aka Birdgirl—this book profiles 30 young environmental activists who are Indigenous people or people of color, from communities on the frontline of global climate change. Each speaks to the diverse set of issues they are fighting for, from water conservation, to deforestation, to indigenous rights, and shares their dream . . . A dream for climate justice. A dream for a healthy planet. A dream for a fairer world, for all. This is the first book from Craig, who shared a stage with Greta Thunberg in 2019’s climate strikes. US–based activists profiled include Marshallese ocean activist Litokne Kabua; @ThisIsZeroHour founder Zanagee Artis; indigenous rights activists Thomas Tonatiuh Lopez Jr., and Caitlyn Baikie; climate justice activist Rebeca Sabnam, and clean water activist Autumn Peltier. Mya–Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl, is a British Bangladeshi ornithologist and campaigner for equal rights. In February 2020, at age 17, she received an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Bristol and is said to be the youngest British person to receive such an award. She created the nonprofit organization Black2Nature to run nature camps for Black and minority children. Sabrena Khadija describes herself as a Maryland–born, West African–raised, Brooklyn–based 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.”

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Life Savers

SPEND A DAY WITH 12 REAL-LIFE EMERGENCY SERVICE HEROES WRITTEN BY ERYL NASH; ILLUSTRATED BY ANA ALBERO; FOREWORD BY TONYA BOYD

Spend a day with 12 real–life emergency service heroes . . . and be inspired to make a difference!

SELLING POINTS REAL–LIFE HEROES: This book celebrates everyday heroes who happen to be emergency service workers, and it also includes a foreword from Tonya Boyd, the New York Fire Department’s first Black female deputy chief. BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: This nonfiction picture book is also an inspiring biography, with vibrantly textured scenes in comic strip panels from artist Ana Albero, illustrator for Little People, Big Dreams: Coco Chanel. SEEK AND FIND: Young readers will love poring over all the equipment that life–savers use every day.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 2/5" - 242mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover POB Have you ever wondered what equipment a firefighter takes into a blazing fire? Or what tools a surgeon uses to perform a life–saving operation? Or what gear a mountain rescuer needs on a 13,000–foot–high peak? Meet 12 real–life emergency service workers from across the world as they share with you a day in their lives. Taking you to the heart of the heroes who help us, from Cecilia the Nurse and Koen the Lifeguard to Tamika the Veterinarian and Nick the Police Officer, this uplifting nonfiction picture book showcases the amazing work they do, the incredible skills they have, and the important equipment they need to save a life. A book that opens up opportunities for young readers to talk about interesting careers, diversity, and positive role models, with a foreword by the New York Fire Department’s first Black, female deputy chief Tonya Boyd! Illustrated by Little People, Big Dreams series artist Ana Albero, these charming depictions of everyday heroes show that the future of our world starts here . . . with you! Eryl Nash is a children’s book editor and author living in Wales. She is the author of more than 30 children’s books and the editor of many more. Nash specializes in nonfiction titles, from space pop–up books to dinosaur dictionaries, and loves nothing more than seeing exciting ideas about science, history, and nature come to life. Ana Albero was born in Alicante, Spain. She studied visual communication at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and illustration at the University of the Arts Berlin. She is now based in Berlin, where she works primarily in graphite and colored pencil and creates vibrant textured images inspired by old pictures and movies. She is the illustrator of The People Awards and Little People, Big Dreams: Coco Chanel.

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PUB MONTH: JUNE

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Slow Down . . . in the Park

CALMING NATURE STORIES FOR LITTLE ONES WRITTEN BY RACHEL WILLIAMS; ILLUSTRATED BY FREYA HARTAS

Calming nature stories for little ones

SELLING POINTS SLOW DOWN: The perfect opportunity to settle in and be aware of the environment with your little one. AN INTRODUCTION TO NATURE: A read–aloud rhyme for the youngest nature lovers in the park. TRUSTED PACKAGE: Sturdy board book format in the bestselling nature and mindfulness series.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 12 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/10" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 6 4/5" - 175mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 2 to 4 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NATURE, BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-6146-1 US $9.99 CAN $12.99

Discover a magical world of nature on your doorstep. Charming rhyming verse introduces six mindful moments–including a squirrel burying a nut, and a rainbow forming on a rainy day–to the youngest readers. A fabulous introduction for first readers, from the team that created 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 daughter 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 first–class honors bachelor of arts in illustration 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 16 languages.

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The Secret Signs of Nature HOW TO UNCOVER HIDDEN CLUES IN THE SKY, WATER, PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND WEATHER WRITTEN BY CRAIG CAUDILL; ILLUSTRATED BY CARRIE SHRYOCK

Learn how to navigate through any landscape—forests, deserts, even your own backyard—through observation of the world around you!

SELLING POINTS TIMELY TOPIC: For families that discovered the joy of the outdoors during lockdown comes this visual compendium on the wonders of natural navigation. IMMERSIVE NATURE EXPERIENCES: Teaches young adventurers how to find their way by using all their senses— watching animals, tracking weather patterns, noting the sun’s position, and trailing swells. REAL–WORLD WONDERS: Set in 25 real–life locations–from the Rocky Mountains and the Galapagos to the Sahara and the Amazon–and covering a variety of environments and terrains.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 11 2/5" - 294mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY Put away your map, look up from your phone, and let nature be your guide. Rediscover nature’s hidden signs as you delve into the amazing science of natural navigation. Meet two young adventurers, as they discover the joy of finding their way using nature’s clues. From worms, honeybees, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young adventurers are shown what to look and listen for wherever they are—whether in the back garden, a vast meadow, or the open sea. Top wilderness trainer Craig Caudill shares more than 200 tips for reading nature from decades spent walking the land around his home and around the world. So, whether you’re walking in the country, along a coastline, or out at night, this is the ultimate guide on what the land, sky, plants, animals, and weather can reveal—if you only know where to look! By opening our senses to the unfolding world of nature all around us, this visual compendium can be enjoyed by all the family to transform the way the natural world is experienced. Craig Caudill is the owner of Nature Reliance School in Kentucky, where he teaches children wilderness safety and survival skills. He is passionate about reading nature’s signposts and is the author of Extreme Wilderness Survival: Essential Knowledge to Survive Any Outdoor Situation Short– Term Or Long–Term, With Or Without Gear and Alone Or With Others, alongside co–hosting the Nature Reliance Media podcast. Carrie Shryock is an artist, illustrator, and appreciator of nature. She grew up on a farm in central Missouri where she spent her childhood picking bouquets of wildflowers and exploring the wide–open prairie under a big cloud–filled sky. She still loves visiting wild and beautiful places, watching thunderstorms roll across the prairie. and sleeping under the stars. It's the colors of the landscape, the changing seasons, and the beautiful complexity of the natural world that fuels her work.

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Grow

A FAMILY GUIDE TO PLANTS AND HOW TO GROW THEM WRITTEN BY RIZ REYES; ILLUSTRATED BY SARA BOCCACCINI MEADOWS

Discover facts about 15 plants, explore what makes them unique, and learn how to grow them

SELLING POINTS PACKED WITH FACTS: Both a history of these 15 plants and a practical step–by–step guide on how to grow them yourself. NEW HOBBIES: For families that discovered the joy of plants during lockdown comes this perfect, practical guide to growing. STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS: Intricate and charming illustrations show the wonders of each plant and bring this botanical world to life, and the illustrator has more than 240,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12

Grow beauty. Grow friendship. Grow flavor. Grow plants! Discover 15 plants with incredible powers, then learn how to grow them. Meet each plant’s surprising relations (did you know the tasty tomato is a cousin of deadly nightshade?) and discover their history (bromeliads defended themselves against dinosaurs!). Then, follow the step–by–step instructions to grow and care for each plant, whether you have a big backyard or a sunny windowsill. This fully illustrated guide to growing is the perfect introduction to plants for families everywhere. Rizaniño Reyes is a horticulturalist, speaker, and educator. Growing up in the Philippines, Reyes spent his childhood on a fruit plantation managed by his father before moving to the Pacific Northwest at age seven. Upon arrival in the United States, Reyes learned the names of the new and strange flowers and continued to nurture his love of horticulture–“the art and science of plants”–at the University of Washington. Of his work, he says he hopes to inspire more young people, “especially people of color, to be involved with interacting with nature and learning about the environment . . . If everyone did this, can you imagine what a beautiful world this could be?” Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a British–born illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her playful and illustrative work, created in watercolor, gouache, and ink pen, and inspired by the great outdoors, has won her an audience of a quarter of a million followers on Instagram.

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The Every Baby Book

FAMILIES OF EVERY NAME SHARE A LOVE THAT’S JUST THE SAME BY FRANN PRESTON-GANNON

This cute, inclusive board book celebrates the things that families of all kinds share—and the love at the heart of each one

SELLING POINTS INCLUSIVE STORY: By depicting six different lifestyles side by side—from breakfast to bath time to bedtime—the book is an inclusive look at six diverse families. CHARMING VOICE: Trademark warmth and observational humor from bestselling author–illustrator Frann Preston–Gannon, who draws on personal experience to bring a wry smile of recognition to parents’ faces everywhere. SURPRISE ENDING: The six babies’ stories intersect as they come together for a birthday party, before going home.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 30 pages * WIDTH: 6 3/8" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 7 2/5" - 191mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES up to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S, Every baby’s day is different, but lots of first experiences are shared, too. The youngest reader will delight in recognizing their own daily routine unfold with every turn of the page, as we follow six families from breakfast until bedtime. Whether a child has two dads, two moms, or a single parent, this book forms a snapshot of daily life that 21st–century families of every kind will recognize and relate to. Adorable artwork and read–aloud rhyming texts from bestselling author/illustrator Frann Preston–Gannon will allow babies and parents everywhere to share a giggle at bedtime. Frann Preston–Gannon is a bestselling illustrator and designer whose work has been published around the world. In April 2011, she became the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and spent the autumn of that year living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak, at his home in Connecticut. Her book Sing a Song of Seasons won starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness, and Wall Street Journal along with a host of awards.

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BABY ANIMAL TALES

Goodnight, Little Sloth WRITTEN BY AMANDA WOOD; ILLUSTRATED BY VIKKI CHU; PHOTOGRAPHS BY BEC WINNEL

Perfect for bedtime or naptime, this mindful story is sure to soothe your little one to sleep

SELLING POINTS MINDFULNESS TALE: Short, simple read–aloud story about a mindful sloth who is rewarded for his patience and observation, designed for a very young (impatient!) audience. UNIQUE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUE: The blend of photos and illustrations shows how cute these baby animals really are. BEDTIME STORY: Each book in this collectible series ends at bedtime—the perfect sleep solution for parents everywhere.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 2 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5663-4 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

Little Sloth doesn’t like to be rushed. When the parrots squawk and flap about the jungle, Little Sloth simply hangs out, noticing the wonders of nature unfold . . . and eventually, his patience is rewarded when he is the only one to witness the most wonderful event of the year! 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 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, 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.

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Wave WRITTEN BY DIANA FARID; ILLUSTRATED BY KRIS GOTO

A coming–of–age novel in verse set in 1980s Southern California, about a Persian American girl who rides the waves, falls, and finds her way back to the shore

SELLING POINTS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE: Author Diana Farid’s story is told from the perspective of a Persian American girl. GROWING GENRE: Young teen novels in verse are on the rise, with potential for major continued growth. POP CULTURE CALL–OUTS: References from the ’80s and surf culture offer a fun addition. MIXTAPE PLAYLISTS: Listen along to ’80s songs featured in the book. DESIGN–MINDED: Wave is printed in navy and white throughout, and features art by Japanese illustrator Kris Goto.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 3/4" - 197mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH Thirteen–year–old Ava loves to surf and to sing. Singing and reading Rumi poems settle her mild OCD, and catching waves with her best friend, Phoenix, lets her fit in—her olive skin looks tan, not foreign. But then Ava has to spend the summer before ninth grade volunteering at the hospital, to follow in her single mother’s footsteps to become a doctor. And when Phoenix’s past lymphoma surges back, not even surfing, singing, or poetry can keep them afloat, threatening Ava’s hold on the one place and the one person that make her feel like she belongs. With ocean–like rhythm and lyricism, Wave is about a girl who rides the waves, tumbles, and finds her way back to the shore. Diana Farid is the author of When You Breathe, published by Cameron Kids. She is a poet and a physician at Stanford University. She lives in the Bay Area. Kris Goto was born and raised in Japan, moved to Hong Kong at the age of nine, and spent two years of high school in New Zealand, where she became inspired by the art of Maori tattoos, in addition to manga. She lives and surfs in Hawaii.

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Black

THE MANY WONDERS OF MY WORLD BY NANCY JOHNSON JAMES; ILLUSTRATED BY CONSTANCE MOORE

A celebration of the color black, from the team who created Brown: The Many Shades of Love

SELLING POINTS EXPANSIVE LANGUAGE: Author Nancy Johnson James continues in her efforts to expand the vocabulary associated with colors. PROVEN DUO: James and illustrator Constance Moore are both Black female teachers based in Oakland, California, and are avid promoters within their community and beyond. POETIC APPROACH: Rather than focusing on skin tone alone, Black calls attention to the beauty of the hue in the world, making it a lovely complement to Brown. MIXED MEDIA: A blend of watercolor, textile, and stitching makes for eye–catching art.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm Black is a wonderful color. Black is special. It is true. It’s the sky when the morning is new. In this loving and lovely ode to the color black, a girl describes the many wonders of her world—from the black of starry nights to her own black eyes, clear and bright. Nancy Johnson James is a writer and educator based in Oakland, California. She is the author of Brown: The Many Shades of Love, illustrated by Constance Moore, published by Cameron Kids. Constance Moore is an artist and educator based in Oakland, California. She loves teaching elementary school art and shares her students’ love of color.

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AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-951836-44-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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Iamasaurus WRITTEN BY ANNE YLVISAKER; ILLUSTRATED BY MARK HOFFMANN

A romp of a tale about the surprising similarities between dinosaurs and children

SELLING POINTS FRESH DINO TAKE: A fun, innovative story and rhyming scheme make the dinosaur genre feel new. PHYSIOLOGY LESSON: Teaches children about the shared anatomy of all living things—even kids and dinosaurs! FACTUALLY ACCURATE: Information in the book was vetted by a paleontologist.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS NONFICTION, KIDS SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-951836-43-6 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £11.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Poop ISBN 978-1-944903-74-9 Iamasaurus. I am noodlevorous. One of the genus Ridiculorous. Mothers abhor us. Babies adore us. We romp and we stomp and we chomp on the floras. Turns out kids are not unlike T. rexes. Did you know both creatures share many of the same body parts—maxillae, mandibles, clavicles, ribs. Scapulas, humeri, tibias, fibs? This fun romp of a book will make young readers' inner dinosaurs roar with delight. Anne Ylvisaker is an award–winning author of middle–grade novels and nonfction books for young readers. She lives in California. Mark Hoffmann is an illustrator and a professor of illustration at Montserrat College of Art. His books include Poop and A Is for Apple, Unless . . ., both published by Cameron Kids. He lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife and son.

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The Crab Ballet WRITTEN BY RENÉE LATULIPPE; ILLUSTRATED BY CÉCILE METZGER

When the tide is out the curtain is up on this clever tale of an underwater, watercolor ballet featuring dancing crabs and all of their aquatic friends

SELLING POINTS BALLET TERMS: French ballet terminology throughout offers authenticity and education. UNDER THE SEA: A cast of sea creatures plays to the appeal of marine life. ELEGANT ARTISTRY: French illustrator Cécile Metzger's refined art elevates story and concept from sweet to stylish.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 248mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS POETRY, KIDS NATURE ISBN 978-1-951836-36-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-686-0 Welcome. Enter. Sit right there. The Crab Ballet is about to begin! This spectacular seaside show, starring dancing crabs, an aquatic corps de ballet, and a cast of French ballet terms, is sure to delight ballet dancers of all stripes. Renée LaTulippe is a children’s book author and poet. She lives with her family in Italy. Cécile Metzger is a French artist and illustrator. She lives in Florence, Italy.

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Keeper of the Light

JULIET FISH NICHOLS FIGHTS THE SAN FRANCISCO FOG WRITTEN BY CAROLINE ARNOLD; ILLUSTRATED BY RACHELL SUMPTER

Inspired by the logs of a female lightkeeper who kept the light shining through the fog following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, this adventurous story captures an important piece of American history

SELLING POINTS POPULAR TOPIC: Similar stories surrounding female lighthouse keepers are hitting the market in 2021. AUTHENTIC STORY: The book is based on the actual log of Juliet Fish Nichols, a real–life lightkeeper. FEMALE EMPOWERMENT: Nichols’s prowess in a historically male role reminds young girls that they can be and do anything. LOOKING WEST: A local setting (Angel Island’s Point Knox Lighthouse in the Bay Area) offers our story a West Coast appeal. RENOWNED AUTHOR: Caroline Arnold is the seasoned author of more than a hundred books for children.

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Juliet Fish Nichols is the keeper of the light on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her foe? The fog. Day and night—summer, fall, winter, spring—she must keep the light shining and the fog bell ringing, no matter what. But what happens when there is a major earthquake? What happens when the bell breaks? Keeper of the Light: Juliet Fish Nichols Fights the Fog was inspired by the real Juliet’s lightkeeper logs and adventures. Caroline Arnold is the award–winning author of more than a hundred books for children. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Rachell Sumpter is an artist and illustrator whose books include Down Under the Pier, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family in Seattle, Washington.

* Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS BIOGRAPHY, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-37-5 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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Beautiful Useful Things WHAT WILLIAM MORRIS MADE

BY BETH KEPHART; ILLUSTRATED BY MELODIE STACEY

A poetic story about the life and work of William Morris, maker of beautiful, useful things, sure to engage young dreamers and artists

SELLING POINTS MINDS ON MINIMALISM: William Morris’s ethos of minimalism and elegance is echoed in modern culture. CELEBRATION OF CREATION: From typography to design to nature, Morris’s story is an enduring celebration of creativity. ARTS AND CRAFTS: Morris’s many passions offer an origin point for the modern Arts and Crafts Movement. BEAUTIFUL USEFUL BOOKS: Morris had his own press and made his own fonts and books, a reminder that books are beautiful, useful things. ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Beth Kephart, author of Cameron Kids title And I Paint It, is an award– winning author.

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William Morris is best known for his colorful wallpapers and textiles, inspired by the English forests and wild foliage where he grew up. But did you know this icon of the Arts and Crafts Movement was also a poet, a painter, a preservationist, an activist, an environmentalist, and a maker of many other beautiful useful things, like books? Beth Kephart is an award–winning author of over thirty books for adults, young adults, and children, including And I Paint It, published by Cameron Kids, and the forthcoming A Room of Your Own: Virginia Woolf and Where We Go to Think, Dream, and Be. She lives in Pennsylvania. Melodie Stacey is an artist and illustrator based in Brighton, United Kingdom, not far from where William Morris lived and worked. This is her first book for Cameron Kids.

* Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS BIOGRAPHY, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-33-7 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

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Spring Parade WRITTEN BY CAMELIA KAY; ILLUSTRATED BY ALLYN HOWARD

A playful and vibrant ode to the arrival of spring in all its glory

SELLING POINTS TAPPED TALENT: A debut picture book from highly stylized painter–illustrator Allyn Howard. SEASONALLY SOUND: Spring and its accompaniments make for an enduring and perennial theme. NEW BEGINNINGS: A celebration of the fresh starts that come with the spring season—a welcome reminder in a post– pandemic world. NATURE ON PARADE: A strong visual of the natural world's wonders marching jovially together.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE Here comes Spring! March along with Mama and Baby Bunny as they welcome a festive parade of budding flowers and blossoming trees, new birds, butterflies and bees, and all of their beloved friends, emerging from the winter season.

Camelia Kay is a children’s book author and editor. She lives in the Bay Area. Allyn Howard is a Brooklyn–based artist whose work can be found in city murals and galleries and on sets for high–profile advertising and television series. She creates art for the children's market, paper products, and home decor. This is her first picture book.

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Pool Party WRITTEN BY AMY DUCHÊNE AND ELISA PARHAD; ILLUSTRATED BY ANNE BENTLEY

A splashy story celebrating a fun–filled day at a public pool

SELLING POINTS L.A. VIBE: This iconic aspect of L.A. culture—summer days spent poolside—is translatable to wherever your pool party may be. DIVERSE CAST: A medley of genders, races, and body types are present at our pool party. SUMMER FUN: Sunny day activities are forever and universally relatable. PUBLIC POOLS: A celebration of public pools, which are integral for accessible community fun.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10 3/4" - 273mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-951836-41-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Splash, dash! It’s time for a pool bash! Grab your swimsuits, inner tubes, noodles, and floats, and jump, belly flop, or dive into this wet and wild ode to swimming pool fun. Elisa Parhad and Amy Duchêne are coauthors and friends. Elisa’s books include Los Angeles Is . . . and the forthcoming New York Is . . . , both published by Cameron Kids. They live in Los Angeles. Anne Bentley is a fine artist and illustrator. She lives in the Bay Area.

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DISTRIBUTED PUBLISHERS Milky Way Picture Books Museum of Modern Art, New York Tate Publishing Vendome Press V&A Publishing Editions BPI La Martinière/Abrams SelfMadeHero

From Cat About Town (Tate Publishing) • By Lea Deacon


RIGHTS: World English

The Rainbow Hunters WRITTEN BY ANDREA FAROTTO; ILLUSTRATED BY MARTINA TONELLO

An uplifting story about hunting and the true pleasure that lies in anticipation and precious time spent with dear friends

SELLING POINTS ADVENTURE STORY: A thrilling tale that proves the journey matters more than the destination. CAMARADERIE: Readers will be touched by a group of friends who support one another, but most importantly, share their dreams.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 44 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 7 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-06-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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One beautiful morning, four very determined friends set out to go rainbow hunting. Candy and butterfly nets in hand, the foursome rushes all across the countryside to catch the elusive rainbow before it fades away. Hoping to find a pot of gold at the end of their chase, the kids instead happen upon an unexpected and important discovery. Andrea Farotto is a petroleum engineer currently living in London. Born in Chirundu, Zambia, in 1983 to Italian parents, his love of traveling the world, discovering new places, and embracing different cultures has been with him since day one. Becoming a father has rekindled his desire to fulfill his childhood dreams. When he isn’t at his day job, Farotto is inventing new ways to boost children’s creativity through play and literacy. (His children are his most profitable source of inspiration.) 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, Piemme, and Editoriale Scienza.

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RIGHTS: World English

Giant Giant

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BY DYLAN HEWITT

A humorous and eventful story that shows both the negative effects of bullying and the importance of being kind

RELATABLE NARRATIVE: This universal story exposes the dangers that can arise when a person finds himself in a position of absolute and illegitimate power. ETHICS TALE: Emphasizes that it is never too late to stand up against bullying and do the right thing. VIVID STORYTELLING: Dynamic text and images offer a stimulating reading experience.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 74 pages

* WIDTH: 11 1/2" - 292mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 7 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-08-2 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

ËxHSLJTAy252082z Every day, a giant spreads terror among the villagers of a peaceful town. He commands them to wash his underwear and to cook large feasts for him, or else he will stomp on the entire village! This demanding giant does not seem to have a worry in the world. But his misfortune is about to strike, as a giant even more gigantic than him is about to take over. Dylan Hewitt was born and raised in London, England, where he still lives today. He studied for his BA degree in graphic design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. From there, he dived into a life of art direction in the advertising world, developing campaigns in every medium. Behind closed doors, Hewitt is busy creating children’s books. His biggest takeaway from advertising has been that the idea is king, and he likes his ideas to have humor, charm, warmth, and a spot of the surreal, just like him.

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RIGHTS: World English

Little Pea's Drawing School WRITTEN BY DAVIDE CALI; ILLUSTRATED BY SÉBASTIEN MOURRAIN

Discover Little Pea’s Drawing School, where everyone is about to learn an important lesson about art, even the teacher!

SELLING POINTS ALL ABOUT EMBRACING INDIVIDUALITY: Teaches the importance of accepting the uniqueness and differences of others. FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS: A great story about finding your own voice. A COMPELLING BOOK: Detailed images and rhythmic text are an invitation to read the book over and over again.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 6 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-990252-07-5 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £11.99

ËxHSLJTAy252075z Little Pea is now an accomplished artist—everyone knows it. One day, a friend of his encourages him to open a drawing school. What a marvelous idea! Shortly after, his first class is ready to attend his lessons, and everyone is working hard to improve their skills and techniques. Little Pea will soon learn that one does not always recognize a great artist at first glance. 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. He lives in Italy. Sébastien Mourrain is the illustrator of more than 40 picture books and documentaries, published by Gallimard, Seuil, Bayard, and Milan, among others. He lives in Lyon, France.

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RIGHTS: World English

Days Like This WRITTEN BY ORIANE SMITH; ILLUSTRATED BY ALICE GRAVIER

A stunning picture book in which two different voices, a child and a squirrel, tell their own experience of the same moments, day after day

SELLING POINTS ENGAGING READ: The intricate, detailed illustrations create an immersive experience. OPPOSING POINTS OF VIEW: The different perspectives highlight an elaborate adventure with intersecting storylines. TEACHES KINDNESS: Consideration, unselfishness, and sensitivity are reflected as universal feelings.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 4 to 9 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-990252-09-9 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £13.99

ËxHSLJTAy252099z There are days that seem very average, and others that are extraordinary and surprising. In Days Like This, the peaks and valleys of everyday life are seen through two different narrative voices, a child and a squirrel. And although they experience the same arresting moments and fleeting instants, their perspectives are quite different. Oriane Smith was born in a foggy seaside town in France. She moved to Montréal, Canada, in 2014, trading the waves of the sea for snow–covered forests. As an author, speech therapist, and musician, Smith loves to create stories with both words and sounds. After studying graphic arts in Rennes, Alice Gravier moved to Paris, where she still lives today, to launch her career as an illustrator. In her graphic explorations, she mostly focuses on the little details, the simple things that make up our daily lives, such as people and the way they walk.

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RIGHTS: United States and Canada

CARS! CARS! CARS!

FEATURING CARS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART BY KIMI WEART

A lively picture book tie–in to Automania, The Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibition on cars and car culture

SELLING POINTS POPULAR SUBJECT: Features 10 cars from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, including a Ferrari racing car, a Volkswagen Beetle, and a Smart Car. MoMA EXHIBITION: Accompanies the exhibition “Automania” at The Museum of Modern Art, where the 10 cars featured in the book will be on view. ENVIRONMENTAL HOOK: Addresses the allure of cars as well as environmental considerations.

SPECIFICATIONS * 40 color illustrations * 40 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-63345-131-5 US $18.95 CAN $23.95

Rosario Abigail Bergen Delgado loves cars. She knows everything there is to know about cars. And she can’t wait until she can drive a car. But which one should she choose? A race car? A spy car? A purple, green, or blue car? It’s impossible to pick just one! Featuring 10 cars from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book invites young readers to share Rosario's adventures and to think about what car is best for them, the environment, and the future. Rosario’s final choice may surprise you!

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Kimi Weart is an artist, writer, and graphic designer, but the book CARS! CARS! CARS! is the first time she was able to do all three at once. She lives in the town of Hastings–on–Hudson, New York, with her husband, son, two cats, and a ferocious hamster.

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RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

Cat About Town

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BY LÉA DECAN

A playful and cheeky picture book about the typical day for a cat about town

APPEALING ART: Beautiful illustrations take children on a journey around town with a cat, meeting delightful characters along the way. TIMELY MESSAGE: A touching story about community and love.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 44 pages

* WIDTH: 8 3/4" - 222mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/2" - 318mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-759-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

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Lisa has a very important cat. He always has lots of appointments to keep in town and has an extremely busy schedule! Each day he slips off on his travels but where does he go? On Mondays he visits Sebastian the writer who wears big glasses and lives on the fourth floor. Then on Tuesday the cat simply must visit Mina and her balcony full of flowers. On Wednesday it's extremely important that he makes time to see Granny Yvonne for lunch. . . . Join the cat on this enchanting journey, visiting all his favorite people, and explore the creative lives of writers, musicians, painters, and gardeners. Who knows where this beloved cat will go next? Illustrator Léa Decan was born in Dunkirk, France, and before turning to picture books, studied classical music at the Conservatory of Douai. She leads workshops on illustration, books, and music.

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Chasing Rainbows BY GABBY GRANT

Unique and delightful, this book allows the reader to join a journey to find light and positivity when we have never needed it more!

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean SELLING POINTS POSITIVE MESSAGE: A classic in the making, teaching children that they don’t have to look far to find color, even on a rainy day. FRESH APPROACH: The perfect metaphor about hope, discovery and never giving up. FATHER/DAUGHTER LOVE: A beautiful story about fathers and daughters, using a rainbow as a symbol of hope.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-760-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

ËxHSLIOJy767606z It is a wet and miserable day and Emmy is stuck inside—the whole world seems terribly gray and there’s nothing to do. But then Emmy’s dad suggests they go outside to chase a rainbow! Rainbows can be shy and elusive, but by following some brightly hued clues, Emmy discovers you can find color in the unlikeliest places! From an orange leaf in the park, brightly colored cyclists zooming past to the busy highstreet, and all the vibrant cars, shop windows, and people, the rainbow seems to be hiding around every corner! Will Emmy and her dad ever find the rainbow? Gabby Grant studied illustration at the University of Westminster and pursued a career as a prop–maker for film and TV, and as an illustrator for picture books and educational publishing. Her clients include Macmillan, the Polka Theatre, and the NSPCC. Gabby loves drawing children, grumpy cats, and crocodiles, but is happy as long as she is creating something. This is her first book as author/illustrator.

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Hooves or Hands? BY ROSIE HAINE

A surreal and playful exploration of our relationship with horses

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean SELLING POINTS GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATION: Beautiful offset lithograph illustrations bring this picture book to life—sure to fire up kid's imaginations and encourage self–awareness. EQUINE APPEAL: A surreal and playful exploration of human's relationship with horses. VINTAGE–STYLE STORY: Shows children the power of self–belief.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 273mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-758-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

ËxHSLIOJy767583z Which would you rather have? Hooves or hands? Four legs or two? Eat food or hay? Say yay or neigh? Following Rosie Haine’s acclaimed debut picture book, It Isn’t Rude to be Nude, comes Hooves or Hands, a brilliantly funny tale (or should that be tail?) about imagination and self–belief. Beautifully illustrated in Haine’s distinct style, Hooves or Hands light– heartedly teaches children the wonder of their imagination. Funny, stunning, and always surprising, this book is teeming with charming ideas about the difference between horses and humans. Rosie Haine is an illustrator and writer living in London. She studied Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Her clients include the BBC and Save the Children. This is her second picture book with Tate Publishing.

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Penguin's Party Problems BY ALICE HORN

Papa Penguin getting organized for Baby’s birthday party is where the fun begins . . .

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean SELLING POINTS PARENT APPEAL: A jubilant and vibrant debut picture book which normalizes non–traditional families. COMICAL AND INSIGHTFUL: Horn’s illustrations guide children to learn how to accommodate others’ needs while not neglecting their own KINDNESS AND FRIENDSHIP: A heart–warming story of patience, understanding, hard work, and friendship.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 44 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-764-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

ËxHSLIOJy767644z It’s that time of year again and Penguin is trying to plan a party for Baby Penguin. He heads to the supermarket to get some fish—everyone loves fish! But wait a second, Giraffe has texted him to say he only likes leaves! So off Penguin goes back to the supermarket. Soon enough his other friends begin to message to tell him which foods they like and after many trips to the supermarket Penguin finally gets home. But now what should he make with all this food?! And will everyone enjoy the party? Join Penguin on his shopping trips, learn about what different animals eat, and come join the party—there’s something for everyone! Alice Horn is an illustrator and art teacher based in London. She studied illustration at the University of Edinburgh where her love of drawing penguins began. This is her debut picture book.

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The Fantastic Flying Competition WRITTEN BY TJIBBE VELDKAMP; ILLUSTRATED BY SEBASTIAAN VAN DONINCK

A beautiful 1950s–vintage–style picture book set to get everyone's adrenaline pumping and some feathers ruffled—who will win the race?

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean SELLING POINTS UNIVERSAL MESSAGE: A heart–warming story about teamwork, participation and a reminder that winning isn’t everything! LAUGH–OUT–LOUD FUNNY: With slapstick comedy and wonderfully detailed illustrations, the energy of the race is tangible and exhilarating.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 13 1/4" - 337mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-761-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

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The countdown begins and the birds line up for the annual Fantastic Flying Competition, but one by one each team runs into trouble . . . Hijinks and fowl–play abound in this dazzling picture book, where only the reader can judge who the real winner is. Welcome to the Fantastic Flying Competition for birds! All the teams are ready to go, all except one, that is . . . Where are the owls? Team Owl is late! Did those night birds oversleep again this year? The countdown begins: three . . . two . . . one . . . In this gorgeous, wacky story, readers can join a motley menagerie of hawks, chickens, owls, bats, toucans, and many more flying animals as they all compete to be the winner of the Fantastic Flying Competition! With every flying contraption under the sun, whose invention will take them to the finish line and who will be trailing behind? Tjibbe Veldkamp is an award winning Dutch author of children’s books and has been writing picture books for over twenty years. Sebastiaan Van Doninck is an illustrator from Flemish Belgium and loves to make illustrations with a witty twist when he’s not lecturing at Antwerp Sint Lucas College of Art & Design.

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RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

Lubaina Himid

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BY MICHAEL WELLEN

A groundbreaking exploration of the themes and concerns in the work of one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists

ACCESSIBLE FORMAT: Offers an accessible approach to all aspects of Himid’s work provided by a range of contributors from diverse backgrounds. COLLABORATIVE APPROACH: Devised in direct collaboration with the artist; covers areas of her work never explored before. TURNER PRIZE–WINNING ARTIST: Includes new writing by the artist and recent works that are reproduced for the first time.

SPECIFICATIONS * 120 color illustrations * 200 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL ART ISBN 978-1-84976-748-4 US $55.00 CAN $69.00

ËxHSLIOJy767484z Lubaina Himid is known for her innovative approaches to painting and to social engagement. Initially trained in theatre design, she has been pivotal in the UK since the 1980s for her contributions to the British Black arts movement, making space for the expression and recognition of Black experience and women’s creativity. Over the last decade she has earned international recognition for her figurative paintings, which explore overlooked and invisible aspects of history and of contemporary everyday life. In 2017 she was awarded the Turner Prize. Himid has long wanted to create a publication that offers a lucid account of the key themes and concerns in her work across her career. Produced in close collaboration with the artist in terms of both content and design, this beautifully illustrated volume takes inspiration from her interests in theatre design, architecture, sound, and poetry. Key works reflect Himid’s wide–ranging engagement with the history of painting, political satire, poetry, and spoken word, spaces for feeling safe and for creativity, textiles and the non–verbal messages of pattern—subjects that are all explored here. Featuring conversations with the artist, as well as new writing by Himid herself and contributions by a variety of authors, this engaging and beautifully illustrated publication offers fresh perspectives on the work of one of the most important artists working in the UK today. Michael Wellen is Curator, International Art at Tate Modern.

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Paula Rego

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BY ELENA GRIPPA AND ZUZANNA FLASKOVA

This essential book captures the full and striking breadth of Rego’s work, from early collage, to large–scale pastels of complex scenes staged in her studio

EXTRAORDINARY IMAGINATIVE POWER: An uncompromising artist who has revolutionized the way in which women are represented. UNIQUELY SUBVERSIVE ART: Highlighting the personal nature of much of her work and the socio– political context in which it is rooted. RANGE OF WORK: This essential book captures the full and striking breadth of Rego's work, from early collage, to large–scale pastels of complex scenes staged in her studio. PERSONAL: Includes an illustrated chronology with previously unpublished archival and family photographs.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 273mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL Radical and uncompromising, Paula Rego is an artist of extraordinary imaginative power. Over the course of 60 years, Rego has redefined figurative art, and revolutionized the representation of women and their experience. This essential book captures the full and striking breadth of Rego’s work, from early collage, to large–scale pastels of complex scenes staged in her studio. It includes both the iconic and the rarely seen, alongside insights into the deeply personal nature and socio–political roots of her uniquely subversive art.

ART ISBN 978-1-84976-752-1 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

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“This is painting with the subversive edge of a contemporary fable, fresh from the imaginative depths of a wicked national treasure.” —New York Times Marina Warner is a distinguished writer of fiction, criticism, and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols, and fairytales. Maria Manuel Lisboa is Professor of Portuguese Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge. Minna Moore Ede is a freelance art historian, curator and writer. Giulia Smith is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art. Elena Crippa is Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, at Tate.

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Anicka Yi

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BY MARK GODFREY

Tells the story behind the latest major new work in a series that has transformed perceptions of contemporary art

HUGO BOSS PRIZE AWARD WINNER: New York–based artist Anicka Yi’s largest and most ambitious project to date. ACCLAIMED CONCEPTUAL ARTIST: Includes questions posed by the artist to leading thinkers and experts in the fields that have influenced her work, and their thought–provoking responses. TIMELY SUBJECT MATTER: Known for collaboration with biologists and chemists and for addressing questions around migration, class, and gender.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color ilustrations * 160 pages * WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL ART Since Tate Modern opened in 2000, the Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world’s most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art, reaching an audience of millions each year. The way artists have interpreted this vast industrial space has revolutionized public awareness of contemporary art in the 21st century. The annual Hyundai Commission gives artists an opportunity to create new work for this unique context. For the 2021 Hyundai Commission, Anicka Yi will create her largest and most ambitious project to date. Born in South Korea and now living and working in New York, Yi is a conceptual artist known for installations that engage the senses, especially the sense of smell, and for her collaborations with biologists and chemists. In previous artworks she has used an astonishing array of materials and scents to explore questions of technology, identity, and labor. Her work draws from the research of philosophers who are concerned with emerging forms of life and intelligence, while also addressing present–day questions around migration, class, and gender. Made in close collaboration with the artist and including an enlightening interview with her about the new work, this is the latest volume in a major series that explores the conception and creation of each commission as well as offering an overview of in the artist’s work and career leading up to the latest groundbreaking installation.

ISBN 978-1-84976-721-7 US $24.95 CAN $31.95

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Mark Godfrey is an independent curator and art historian. From 2007 to 2021 he was Senior Curator, International Art at Tate Modern.

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Life Between Islands

CARIBBEAN-BRITISH ART 1950S – NOW BY ALEX FARQUHARSON AND DAVID A. BAILEY, MBE

The first major publication with a focus on contemporary art that reflects on a pre– and post–Windrush Caribbean/British movement

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean SELLING POINTS DIVERSE COLLECTION: A multi– generational account of recent art that is more reflective of the diverse society we live in. CENTURY–SPANNING: A landmark collection of art and artists spanning a whole ocean and half a century. COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION: The first major publication to explore work by artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, alongside other British artists who have also made work addressing Caribbean themes and heritage.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 273mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL ART ISBN 978-1-84976-765-1 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

This fascinating book traces the connection between Britain and the Caribbean in the visual arts from the 1950s to today, a social and cultural history more often told through literature or popular music. With its multi– generational perspective, it reveals that the Caribbean connection in British art is one of the richest facets of art in Britain since the Second World War, and is a lens through which to understand the Caribbean diasporic experience in all its social, cultural, psychological, and political complexities across generations. Features over 40 artists, including Aubrey Williams, Donald Locke, Horace Ové, Sonia Boyce, Claudette Johnson, Peter Doig, Hurvin Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, and Alberta Whittle.

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Alex Farquharson is the Director of Tate Britain and leads on conceiving and delivering the museum’s artistic program. David A. Bailey MBE is a photographer, writer, curator, lecturer, and cultural facilitator. He is the founding Director of ICF (International Curators Forum) and a Trustee of the Stuart Hall Foundation.

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Hogarth and Europe BY MARTIN MYRONE AND ALICE INSLEY

How William Hogarth and artists across Europe captured the new modernity of the 18th century, revealing themes still strikingly relevant today

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean SELLING POINTS ENDURING SUBJECT: A new perspective on one of the best– known British artists of the mid– eighteenth–century. BORDER–CROSSING: Brings together Hogarth’s greatest works with those of his European peers—suggesting parallels and sympathies that crossed borders.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL ART ISBN 978-1-84976-768-2 US $55.00 CAN $69.00

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Illustrating the full range of Hogarth’s most important paintings and prints, this book shows them in a new light, juxtaposed with work by major European contemporaries who influenced him or took their inspiration from him in their painting of modern life—including Watteau, Chardin, Troost, and Longhi. Hogarth is revealed not only as a key figure in British art history, but also as a major European artist. It is also a tale of four cities: London, Paris, Venice, and Amsterdam, represented in maps from the period. The themes of city life, social protest, sexuality, and satire, which come to the fore in the art of Hogarth and his contemporaries, are very much alive today. Alice Insley is Assistant Curator at Tate Britain. Martin Myrone is Convenor, British Art Network, at the Paul Mellon Centre, London.

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William Hogarth: Visions in Print BY ALICE INSLEY

A window into the past which shows us how far we have or haven’t come

RIGHTS: North America, Latin America, Caribbean SELLING POINTS INFLUENTIAL FIGURE: Beautifully reproduced works from the most significant English artist of his generation. IMPACTFUL: Images, whilst sometimes shocking, that perfectly captured the new modern experience with energy, wit, and humanity. BRITISH CLASSIC: A unique publication sure to enhance any art lover’s book collection.

SPECIFICATIONS * 52 color illustrations * 80 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-84976-769-9 US $19.95 CAN $24.95

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Hogarth’s pictures are among the most iconic of the 18th century—his raucous crowds, bustling streets, polite or not–so–polite companies, and all–too revealing tales of human folly, vividly bring the world around him to life. Their fame and popularity rest, above all, on their widespread circulation as prints, not only in England but around the globe, from the artist’s lifetime to today. Alice Insley is Assistant Curator, Historic British Art, at Tate Britain.

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A Newport Summer PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK MELE; TEXT BY RUTHIE SOMMERS

An intimate love letter to summertime in Newport from photographer Nick Mele, the “modern–day Slim Aarons,” and interior designer Ruthie Sommers

SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER: Nick Mele is a lifelong Newport resident who grew up in Edith Wharton's Newport house. POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION: More than one million tourists visit Newport, Rhode Island, every year. DEVOTED FOLLOWING: Mele’s and Sommers’s Instagram accounts have more than 13,000 followers combined.

SPECIFICATIONS * 180 color photographs * 208 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 13" - 330mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY PHOTOGRAPHY, INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-0-86565-396-2 US $60.00 CAN $75.00

ËxHSKIQFy653962z Newport, Rhode Island, is one of the last bastions of American high society. The grand Gilded Age houses that top its oceanside cliffs and line storied Bellevue Avenue are largely untouched by contemporary renovation and taste, and family heirlooms are passed down from generation to generation with Yankee thrift. Indeed, Newport has an understated elegance that sets it apart from other resort towns. Life behind the facades of these elaborate mansions is rarely revealed, but now, photographer Nick Mele and author Ruthie Sommers, both Iifelong Newport residents, share their entrée into the parties, lawn tennis matches, beach clambakes, and family gatherings that make up the glorious days of a Newport summer. Picture the foggy mornings of June, the traditional yacht races of July, the annual meeting of old friends at Marble House in August, and the melancholy close of the season after Labor Day. Through Sommers’s personal, evocative text and Mele’s exquisite photographs of people, parties, beaches, and houses, the intimate charms of A Newport Summer come poignantly to life. Nick Mele is a lifestyle, fashion, commercial, and interiors photographer who Veranda magazine called “a modern–day Slim Aarons.” 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 grew up in Edith Wharton’s Newport house and divides his time between Newport in summer and Palm Beach in winter. Ruthie Sommers is an interior designer and painter. Her work has appeared in Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and many other publications. She splits her time between Aspen, Colorado; Goleta, California; and Newport, where she spends every summer.

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Rowing Blazers

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REVISED EDITION

BY JACK CARLSON; PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY F. E. CASTLEBERRY

Renowned designer and former US national team oarsman Jack Carlson’s essential and glorious celebration of the classic rowing blazer and of rowing itself—now revised and expanded Praise for Rowing Blazers “Lush . . . artfully photographed.” —Vanity Fair “Handsome . . . glorious . . . Carlson is an affable, elegant guide to the traditions and eccentricities of the rowing fraternity.” —The Rake “Top 20 best fashion books.” —Elle

MUST–HAVE BOOK: Essential for fans of preppy style, Anglophiles, and sports fanatics. HUGELY POPULAR BRAND: Rowing Blazers, a wildly successful men’s and women’s fashion brand, is one of the top 10 fastest–growing e–commerce brands (rowingblazers.com). It has launched highly sought–after collaborations with partners such as Barbour, FILA, Ralph Lauren, Seiko, Sperry, Lands’ End, J. Crew, and the NBA. It has 130,000 Instagram followers and 14,000 Facebook followers. WELL–KNOWN AUTHORS: Carlson has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Esquire, Monocle, The New Yorker, the London Times, the Financial Times, Hypebeast, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN. He has more than 16,000 Instagram followers. F. E. Castleberry is a renowned fashion photographer with more than 77,000 Instagram followers.

This handsome, eye–catching ode to the classic rowing blazer is a must– have for anyone who has raced the rivers or cheered on their favorite crew. Classic American style was born in British boathouses, where the very first blazers were created for college rowing clubs. This book, now revised and expanded, was created by champion rower Jack Carlson, who offers an insider’s guide to the elaborately striped, piped, trimmed, and badged garments, as well as the stories, historic clubs, and races associated with them, and of course the elite athletes themselves. Featuring stunning photographs by “prep” guru F. E. Castleberry, Rowing Blazers is a visual feast, transporting readers to the highly atmospheric boathouses, campuses, and team rooms of clubs around the world. This new edition features eight additional clubs, including the University of Tokyo and its top rival, Waseda University, and Row New York, a nonprofit organization stressing academic achievement as well as rowing prowess. Jack Carlson is a designer, archaeologist, former US team athlete, and founder of the acclaimed New York–based clothing brand Rowing Blazers. A three–time member of the United States national rowing team, he is a World Championships bronze medalist, Henley Royal Regatta winner, and Head of the Charles champion. Carlson has a PhD in archaeology from Brasenose College, Oxford, and an undergraduate degree in Classics and Chinese from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and a member of the IBF(the International Bar Flies) at Harry’s Bar in Paris. F. E. Castleberry, former director of concept design for Ralph Lauren Rugby, is the creative director of F.E. Castleberry, a made–to–measure clothing shop. His photographs have been featured in GQ, Avenue, and Town & Country.

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FOLLOW–UP TO SUCCESSFUL ORIGINAL EDITION: Revised and expanded edition of the coveted book that launched the brand. EVOCATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS: Documents the timeless charm of athletes in their striking blazers on floating docks, in atmospheric boathouses, or at romantic regattas.

SPECIFICATIONS * 375 color illustrations * 288 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: JUNE FASHION, SPORTS, PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-0-86565-398-6 US $60.00 CAN $75.00

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Rose Tarlow

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THREE HOUSES

TEXT BY ROSE TARLOW; PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA, FRANÇOIS HALARD, AND FERNANDO AND GERARDO MONTIEL KLINT

An intimate visual archive of design inspiration from celebrated designer Rose Tarlow

ACCLAIMED DESIGNER: Tarlow is an AD100 Hall of Fame charter member, and was named to Elle Décor’s A–List as a Grand Master of Design. FAMOUS CLIENTELE: Tarlow is a sought–after designer to the stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, David Geffen, Eli and Edythe Broad, and Bruce and Patti Springsteen. WELL–ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FIRM: Founded more than 30 years ago, Tarlow’s hugely successful design company—Rose Tarlow Melrose House—now has 16 showrooms worldwide. AVID FOLLOWING: Her Instagram account (@RoseTarlowMelroseHouse) has more than 20,000 followers. SUPERB PHOTOGRAPHY: The book’s stunning photographs were taken by leading interiors photographers Miguel Flores– Vianna, François Halard, and Fernando Montiel Klint.

Inspired by memories of her East Coast childhood home, Windrift, lost in a fire more than 50 years ago, Rose Tarlow showcases three of her family houses in this deluxe slipcased volume. Often referred to as “the decorator’s decorator,” Tarlow has a distinctive style that has won her numerous international accolades, and her own houses are the embodiment of her design philosophy, exuding charming eccentricity and uncompromising quality. Featuring her family homes in Stone Canyon and Santa Barbara, California, and Provence, France, Three Houses presents Tarlow’s own personal archive—a treasure trove of precious memories and design inspiration for generations to come. Rose Tarlow is an internationally acclaimed interior designer, antiquarian, designer of fine furniture and fabrics, and author. Her life and work have been featured in nearly every important publication on architecture, interior design, and style. A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame since 1995, she was named to Elle Décor’s A–List as a Grand Master of Design in 2010, and became a charter member of the AD100 Hall of Fame in 2018. Her company, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, has locations in Los Angeles and New York, with her furniture and fabrics featured in 11 additional showrooms across the country and international outlets in London, Melbourne, and Sydney. François Halard, Miguel Flores-Vianna, and Fernando and Gerardo Montiel Klint are renowned interiors photographers whose work can be seen in magazines worldwide.

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SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color photographs * 304 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 14" - 356mm * Hardcover with slipcase PUB MONTH: MARCH INTERIOR DESIGN, DECORATIVE ARTS ISBN 978-0-86565-402-0 US $85.00 CAN $105.00

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Africa Fashion EDITED BY CHRISTINE CHECINSKA

Unique exploration of how the cultural renaissance following independence evolved into today’s dynamic African fashion revolution

SELLING POINTS LUCRATIVE MARKET: The current estimated worth of the African fashion industry is $31 billion. CELEBRITY FANS: Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Lupita Nyong’o, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, all champion African designers. HIGH–PROFILE AUTHORS: Features new essays from Bonnie Greer and Gus Casely– Hayford, former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. LONG OVERDUE: Nothing else on the market foregrounds African perspectives and voices in the world of fashion.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/16" - 230mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: JUNE FASHION ISBN 978-1-83851-027-5 US $45.00 CAN $55.00

ËxHSLINIy510275z “We face forward.” —Kwame Nkrumah, April, 7 1960 From Amanda Gorman resplendent in kente cloth (courtesy of Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton) on the cover of American Vogue to Michelle Obama’s repeated outings in Duro Olowu, African fashion exerts worldwide influence. The monumental publication Africa Fashion discusses how radical post–independence social and political re–ordering sparked a cultural renaissance across the continent. At the time, designers such as Shade Thomas–Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah, and Alphadi drew on past traditions, recovered and reinvented them, and so laid the foundation for today’s fashion revolution. The contributing authors then present the work of the new generation of creatives such as Nigerian fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo, Somali visual artist Gouled Ahmed, Ghanaian woven bag maker AAKS, and Kenyan jeweler Ami Doshi Shah. Their work shows that there is no one way to be African and no single African aesthetic. The contemporary African fashion scene is as diverse and dynamic as the continent itself, and crucially always has been. With contributions from experts on cloth, fashion, and cultural history, as well as the voices of African makers and designers, this inspiring and arresting book offers a window into one of the most innovative, exciting, and thoughtful areas of fashion today. Dr. Christine Checinska is Curator of African and Africa Diaspora Fashion at the V&A. A creative designer in the fashion industry for over 30 years, including for iconic brands such as Margaret Howell, she is a Research Associate at VIAD, University of Johannesburg.

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Fashioning Masculinities THE ART OF MENSWEAR

EDITED BY CLAIRE WILCOX AND ROSALIND MCKEVER

A visually stunning exploration of how fashion shapes ideas of masculinity

SELLING POINTS ACROSS THE AGES: From classical statuary to Virgil Abloh, this book delves into the ever evolving representations of masculinity. HIGH–PROFILE EDITOR: Claire Wilcox also led the teams on the Frida Kahlo, Alexander McQueen, and Vivienne Westwood monographs. INCREDIBLE BREADTH: Examples range from Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther to William Hogarth and Kehinde Wiley. BRILLIANT TIMING: Masculinity is under the microscope more than ever. PERFECT FOR FASHION LOVERS: Features stunning examples of menswear from McQueen, Kim Jones, and Gucci, as well as up–and–coming designers including Saul Nash, Steven Stokey Daley, Bianca Saunders, and Grace Wales Bonner.

SPECIFICATIONS At a moment of unprecedented creativity in men’s fashion and reflection on gender, this thought–provoking, richly illustrated book explores how designers, tailors, photographers, and artists—and their clients and sitters —have constructed and performed masculinity and unpicked it at its seams. Fashioning Masculinities first strips things back to consider the naked male body and the continued influence of the classical ideal: the Adonis—enthusiastically reconsidered by successive generations from 18th–century (Grand) tourists to Robert Mapplethorpe, Calvin Klein, and even Captain America. The book then transitions to explore the very opposite—“the peacock.” For centuries men have used clothing to express status, wealth, and individuality. In this section, everything from richly embellished fabrics, shimmering textiles, voluminous cloaks, bulging codpieces, and highly polished armor to Stormzy’s stab vest and Prince’s boots is featured—the uniting factor being that they have all been worn with swagger and defiance. The final section surveys the suit: the three–piece tailored garment that has come to epitomize masculine attire. But for all its homogeneity, the suit has taken on myriad personas, from the historicizing cut of the Teddy Boys and the bold iconoclasm of Alexander McQueen to the creativity of Billy Porter’s “Tuxedo” Oscars gown. Fashioning Masculinities challenges our preconceptions about menswear revealing the fascinating historical roots of the styles we see gracing the sidewalks, catwalks and red carpets of today.

* 250 color illustrations * 304 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/4" - 311mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL FASHION ISBN 978-1-83851-011-4 US $60.00 CAN $75.00

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Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator in the Department of Furniture, Textiles, and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Professor in Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London. Rosalind McKever is Exhibition Project Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Grinling Gibbons and the Art of Carving BY DAVID ESTERLY

Reissued to mark 300 years since the death of Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721), the greatest of decorative woodcarvers, this book reviews his work through the eyes of fellow carver, the late David Esterly

SELLING POINTS A CELEBRATION OF WOODWORK AND CRAFT: Grinling Gibbons is the world’s greatest ever wood carver. TERCENTENIARY: Gibbons died on August 3, 1721. A CLASSIC REISSUED: Written by expert carver, the late David Esterly, this book has never been bettered.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 black-and-white and 70 color illustrations

* 224 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-83851-029-9 US $50.00 CAN $63.00

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Reissued to mark 300 years since the death of Grinling Gibbons (1648– 1721), this study views the work of the greatest of decorative woodcarvers from the perspective of a fellow carver, the late David Esterly. Grinling Gibbons is famous for giving wood “the loose and airy lightness of flowers.” His flamboyant cascades of lifelike blossoms, fruits, foliage, birds, and fish dominate English interiors of the late 17th century. They are among the glories of Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. After setting Gibbons in historical context, David Esterly’s groundbreaking approach allows us to understand the process by which these exuberant carvings were created and how their forms reflect the organization of Gibbon’s workshop. Esterly, a professional woodcarver who restored some of Gibbons’ most important carvings, shares his unique knowledge of the layering process by which Gibbons built up such masterpieces as the Cosimo panel or the elaborate overmantels at Hampton Court Palace. Specially commissioned photographs show these carvings in a disassembled state, revealing the secrets of their construction. This generously illustrated volume will have a special appeal for carvers as well as for those interested in 17th–century interiors and the decorative arts. David Esterly (1944–2019) was a professional limewood carver, self– taught. He played a key role in restoration work at Hampton Court Palace following the disastrous fire of 1986 and curated the award–winning V&A exhibition Grinling Gibbons and the Art of Carving in 1998. Esterly’s memoir The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making (2013) was named a best book of the year by The New Republic.

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The Pastry Chef Handbook LA PATISSERIE DE REFERENCE

BY PIERRE-PAUL ZEIHER AND JEAN-MICHEL TRUCHELUT; PREFACE BY CHRISTOPHE FELDER

All the information, guidance, and recipes you need to become a pastry professional—in a single book!

SELLING POINTS INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: A comprehensive professional– grade manual to support aspiring pastry chefs in their training and beyond. ALL–ENCOMPASSING REFERENCE: Devised by expert teachers and successful professionals from the pastry world, this book offers essential guidance for professional pastry making. PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES: Includes 100 basic techniques and preparations and detailed step–by–step instructions, as well as more than 100 technical sheets. IN–DEPTH ILLUSTRATIONS AND TUTORIALS: Features 1,000 photographs and 130 instructional videos accessible by QR codes or the provided URL.

SPECIFICATIONS * 1000 color photographs * 728 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm Comprehensive in its content and practical in its approach, The Pastry Chef Handbook addresses all the professional steps necessary for this demanding and fascinating profession. In addition to the examples illustrated by step–by–step visuals and essential cultural elements, the book covers nutrition, hygiene, service, and presentation. Beginner pastry chefs will be able to learn the basic rules and 100 preparation techniques —from making custard in a bain–marie to icing. Inside, there are also 100 detailed classical recipes ranging from Saint–Honoré to Opera. And with the QR codes integrated throughout the book, readers will be able to consult professional videos to perfect their know–how on the companion BPI Campus site.

* HEIGHT: 11 3/4" - 298mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-2-85708-935-3 US $100.00 CAN $125.00 UK £70.00

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Pierre–Paul Zeiher trained at the hotel school in Strasbourg and in the most beautiful Parisian houses. He taught in Biarritz and Monaco before returning to Strasbourg. Jean–Michel Truchelut is a cooking and pastry teacher specializing in dietetics and nutrition.

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Restaurant Service

PREPARATION, CARVING, SLICING, FLAMBEING AND SETTING THE TABLES ILLUSTRATIONS BY THIERRY BOULICOT; TEXT BY DOMINIQUE JEUFFRAULT

Covers all the classic techniques and practices of service personnel in fine dining restaurants

SELLING POINTS FRENCH BESTSELLER: The original French book sold more than 70,000 copies. STEP–BY–STEP INSTRUCTION: Includes 100 techniques and step–by–step recipes. VIDEO TUTORIALS: The book includes QR codes throughout, providing access to more than 60 tutorial videos of wines, cocktails, and food service.

SPECIFICATIONS * 1000 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11 3/4" - 298mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-2-85708-768-7 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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Restaurant Service is a comprehensive book that highlights all of the essential dining room service techniques. With this book's guidance, you'll learn how to set the table and how to serve and pour drinks, as well as other forms of table service including slicing and flambéing. Each service technique includes detailed instructions and is illustrated with step–by–step photographs capturing the accuracy and precision of the task. Tracing all the techniques of tableware, Restaurant Service will ensure you have mastered the basics of perfect dining room service and support you throughout your professional journey. Since 1980, Thierry Boulicot has taught catering as a vocational subject at the Lycée technique d'hôtellerie et de tourisme de Val de Loire, a hotel and tourism college in Blois, France. Since 1988, Dominique Jeuffrault has been a technical and vocational teacher at the Lycée technique hôtelier, a hotel college in La Rochelle, France.

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Albert Ist of Monaco THE WORLDS OF A PRINCE BY STÉPHANE LAMOTTE

Commemorating the centennial of his death, a beautiful glimpse of the life and work of Albert I (1848–1922), prince of Monaco

SELLING POINTS TIMELY: Publication coincides with the 100–year anniversary of the prince’s death, with commemorations starting January 2022 in Monaco. BEAUTIFUL PACKAGE: Features gorgeous illustrations. HISTORICAL: This will appeal to history buffs interested in the prince of Monaco, of the rise of photography, and of that era in Europe.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 black-and-white photographs

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 8 3/4" - 222mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH BIOGRAPHY, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-6103-4 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

ËxHSLELJy761034z Albert I (1848–1922), prince of Monaco, was a learned prince, a navigator, and a humanist. His curious mind, driven by an ideal of peace and justice iconic of the Belle Époque, led him to travel the world from Monaco to the Azores, through Norway, Lisbon, and Paris. Based on archival letters, speeches, news articles, and photographs, Albert I of Monaco honors his life a hundred years after his death. His reign witnessed the rise of photography and he was an early adopter of the medium during the time the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn launched into an ambitious photographical project called Archives of the Planet. The prince also had a close relationship to nature and the origins of life and had a strong interest in protecting biodiversity. He founded the Institute of Oceanography and the Institute for Human Paleontology and pursued a long list of other notable endeavors. Beautifully illustrated, Albert I of Monaco memorializes his life and work and the history of his era. Associate Professor with a PhD in History, Stéphane Lamotte is the secretary to the 2022 Albert I Commemoration Committee. He is the project manager and correspondent for Monaco’s Department of Education, Youth, and Sport. He is also a history and geography lecturer and drama teacher, as well as an associate researcher at the Modern and Contemporary Mediterranean Center at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, where he also used to teach.

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What a Beautiful World! ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: ISABELLE D’ORNANO AND CHRISTIANE DE NICOLAŸ-MAZERY; PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTINA VERVITSIOTI-MISSOFFE

An intimate look inside the boldly designed spaces of Isabelle d’Ornano ’ life, from the personal to the professional

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BUILT–IN PRESS: Isabelle d’Ornano’s life and home has already been featured in prestigious publications such as Vogue, Town and Country, and more, so we know there will be interest in this book. BOLD AND INSPIRATIONAL: This book is perfect for those who love or have an interest in interior design and lifestyle. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED: Full– color photographs allow readers to dive into d’Ornano’s colorful universe.

SPECIFICATIONS * 240 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 8 2/3" - 220mm * HEIGHT: 11 3/4" - 300mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-6108-9 US $85.00 CAN $107.00 UK £60.00

ËxHSLELJy761089z Isabelle d’Ornano, cofounder of the French skin care brand Sisley, has created places in her life as unique as they are exceptional. For the first time, Isabelle d’Ornano opens the doors to her personal, family, and professional spaces—from the heart of a Paris apartment to a country house and genuine paradise in nature—in this beautiful, richly illustrated book. This intimate journey goes to London and ends in Paris in the headquarters of Sisley, which she created with her husband, Hubert d’Ornano. In each of these places, the magic encompassing the luxurious and the spectacular introduces us to the artists and personalities whose friendships bookmark the milestones of Isabelle d’Ornano’s life. Here, beauty reigns and lives through collages, paintings, watercolors, and sculptures, and even on cushions adorned with messages embroidered by Isabelle d’Ornano. Punctuated by Isabelle d’Ornano’s words and mantras, this book is a formidable source of inspiration for decoration enthusiasts and for those attracted to the contrasts, boldness, and talent of Isabelle d’Ornano’s life. Driven by a passion for lifestyle, decoration, and the history of great families, Christiane de Nicolaÿ–Mazery spent twenty–five years in a major French office at the Hôtel Drouot and now works as artistic director for Christie’s France, the world leader of auction houses.

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La Vie en Rouje

CURATED BY JEANNE DAMAS BY JEANNE DAMAS; FOREWORD BY LAUREN BASTIDE

A beautifully designed celebration of the iconic French fashion brand Rouje and its visionary founder Jeanne Damas

RIGHTS: World ex France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Quebec SELLING POINTS POPULAR: The US is one of the largest markets for the Rouje brand outside France and Rouje's international profile continues to rise thanks to such fans as American models and actresses Selena Gomez, Emily Ratajkowski, and Dree Hemingway. GLAM PACKAGE: This is a stylish book designed like an inspiring scrapbook for a glam road trip movie. FOR FASHION LOVERS: Perfect for anyone interested in fashion, photography, image, identity, and femininity. BILINGUAL EDITION: Written in French and English.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs * 288 pages * WIDTH: 8 3/4" - 222mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION In this glamorous, inspiring book, Jeanne Damas shares her vision for a timeless, free, sensuous, and proud femininity through the story her designs tell. As the designer of the ready–to–wear brand Rouje, she uses her very distinct visual language to create a book bursting with life. Life in Rouje gathers for the first time the iconic pictures of the Rouje ad campaigns, archival photographs never before published, as well as a backstage glimpse of the photo shoots and of the day–to–day life of Damas. The pages introduce the heroines who personify the designer’s universe and lifestyle, including models and actresses of all generations and nationalities (such as Léa Seydoux, Isabelle Adjani, Maya Thurman– Hawke, Emma Corrin and Emmanuelle Béart), and the close circle of women in her life. Featuring scenes from Paris to the south of France, from Tangier to California, this book gathers all of Rouje's most iconic photographs together for the first time. Throughout, Damas’s own handwritten notes, quotes, and collages punctuate the pages, like a modern, elegant scrapbook.

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At 29, Jeanne Damas is a key figure of the new generation in the world of fashion. A French self–made woman, a model turned style icon, she launched Rouje in 2016, a brand of ready–to–wear clothes and cosmetics. Her name is listed in Forbes's prestigious “30 under 30.” She co–authored the book In Paris with Lauren Bastide. Lauren Bastide is a French journalist who has previously been the editor–in–chief of French Elle and a columnist on the famous French television show Le Grand Journal. She currently hosts the feminist podcast La Poudre, France’s top independent podcast, in which she interviews inspiring women from diverse backgrounds.

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MB&F: The First Fifteen Years A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ

BY SUZANNE WONG AND WILLIAM MASSENA

An inside look at 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 watch pieces that have been photographed, detailed, and commented on. UNIQUE BRAND: An invitation to discover one of the world’s most creative and innovative watchmaking companies

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-6107-2 US $125.00 CAN $157.00 UK £90.00

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 (MB&F), 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. MBF reinterprets horological tradition into three–dimensional mechanical sculptures that tell time. From the launch of the first Horological Machine in 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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Gluten-Free Baking RECIPES FROM THE FAMED CHAMBELLAND BAKERS OF PARIS TEXT BY NATHANIEL DOBOIN AND THOMAS TEFFRI-CHAMBELLAND

With 40 sweet and savory gluten–free recipes, a celebration of breadmaking and one innovative Paris bakery

SELLING POINTS BAKER’S BIBLE: Features 40 gluten–free recipes for a wide variety of baked goods that are sure to be the go–to for anyone with a gluten–free diet or preference. PROMINENT CONTRIBUTORS: The preface is written by Alain Ducasse, who is a highly recognized chef. He was the first chef to own restaurants carrying three Michelin stars in three cities and has been a special guest in the American version of MasterChef, cementing his reputation beyond France. BREAD PRIMER: The first section of the book covers what bread is, its universal recipe, and more about its tradition and innovation. It will provide a good foundation for anyone new to the art of bread making or who wants to know more about it. TIMELY: In the spring of 2020, many people sheltering in place began baking bread to pass the time, many for the first time. There’s a renewed interest in the art and more people are willing to bake bread themselves, and this book addresses the need for more gluten–free bread books.

SPECIFICATIONS In bread making, rice flour is usually considered less than preferable, especially when it comes to volume and texture. Supposedly only wheat flours allow bakers to get the crust thickness and crumb softness just right. However, a free– thinking duo has defied this rule by inventing new techniques for making a delicious range of alternative flour– based breads and baked goods. Nathaniel Doboin and Thomas Teffri–Chambelland showcase these techniques at Chambelland, a Paris–based gluten–free bakery. There, square loaves and flat breads triumph over the classic French baguette. Chambelland offers an exclusive menu featuring a range of breads, biscuits, and pastries— including focaccias, pissaladières, muffins, and chouquettes—all made from rice and other naturally gluten–free flours. With a preface by Alain Ducasse, Gluten-Free Baking is an ode to this bakery and its innovative way of baking. The book begins with an exploration of the tradition of bread, looking at a universal recipe to the art of slicing. It also peels back the curtain on a major part of the Paris bakery: sourcing. To guarantee an uninterrupted, gluten–free flour supply, Teffri–Chambelland and Doboin built their own mill, nestled in the Alpes–de–Haute–Provence region, whose rice grains are sourced from organic paddy fields in Italy. Flours, Breads & More explores the ins and outs of making bread, then shares 40 sweet and savory recipes—from buckwheat bread and ginger mint cookies to seed crackers and coconut macaroons—which includes five recipes from starred chefs who serve Chambelland bread in their restaurants. Combining an eater and baker’s well–being and enjoyment and filled with delicious full–color photographs, Gluten-Free Baking gives you permission to indulge.

* Color illustrations throughout * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/6" - 258mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-6105-8 US $35.00 UK £25.00

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Thomas Teffri–Chambelland is a former biology teacher turned baker and the founder of the École Internationale de Boulangerie. He and the globe–trotting entrepreneur Nathaniel Doboin came up with the concept for a new kind of bakery, redefining the limits of the world of bread.

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Art in Motion

RIDING THE PARIS METRO TEXT BY ANAËL PIGEAT; PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHILIPPE GARCIA

A rich history and moving look at the accessible, immersive art embedded in the Paris subway system

SELLING POINTS ACCESSIBLE: This is an art book for the general public so will appeal to art lovers, street artists, Francophiles, and more. RARE LOOK: Gives a glimpse of this little–known history and heritage with the help of photographer Philippe Garcia. WELL–RESEARCHED: Author Anaël Pigeat is a professional from the art world whose writing and insight is smart, well– researched, and credible.

SPECIFICATIONS * 130 color photographs * 160 pages * WIDTH: 8 3/4" - 220mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 272mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH ART ISBN 978-1-4197-6104-1 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

ËxHSLELJy761041z Submarine wall decorations, a ceramic declaration of human rights, a stained–glass red hen, a mosaic mouth, a Murano glass aedicule. The walls of the Paris Métro, adorned with works by French and foreign artists, have punctuated the underground travels of Parisians and tourists for over a century. In 1900, architect Hector Guimard created the subway entrances. His Art Nouveau style works embrace the notion of free art— accessible to all, flowing with movement, surprising, and ambitious. Today’s subway system still champions this immersive cultural experience and artistic openness as evidenced by the 20 or so creations selected for Art in Motion. With concise and well–researched texts, Anaël Pigeat, introducing us to the artists and giving them a voice, explains their creative process, paying tribute to the work of the many craftsmen and craftswomen and their innovations, while highlighting the numerous constraints entailed by the subway environment. With a contemporary perspective by photographer Philippe Garcia, the book captures the works in their environment, then moves closer to show us the material and the artistic gestures. Each creation carries its own story and its own relationship to the underground: offering a reinterpretation of existing works or taking us down memory lane, they lead us into a dream–like world or fit in the framework of an international exchange, these works shine on and imperceptibly change our travels. Anaël Pigeat is an art critic, editor–at–large for The Art Newspaper France and a journalist for Paris Match, working as chronicler for France Culture, but also as an exhibition commissioner and author of exhibition catalogues as well as books on contemporary design. Philippe Garcia is a gifted photographer whose talents span the art of still life as well as stage production and reporting. He works for the fashion industry, media, and advertising.

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Glimpse of Emotion BY DAMIEN DUFRESNE

A collection of Damien Dufresne’s work capturing the relationship between the art of makeup and the art of photography

RIGHTS: World English, excluding China SELLING POINTS ESTABLISHED ARTIST: Dufresne is a world–renowned photographer who has had his own exhibitions and published two books. HIGH–FASHION: Dufresne has long worked in the industries of luxury, beauty, and haute couture for the likes of Dior, YSL, and Chanel, and similar to his work and his world, this will be a sophisticated high–fashion book. FOR A WIDE AUDIENCE: Appeals to people who are interested in art, makeup, photography, and fashion.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 illustrations * 234 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 13" - 330mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-6109-6 US $75.00 CAN $94.00 UK £55.00

When the art of photography and the art of makeup come together, the resulting work is deeply original. World–renowned photographer Damien Dufresne has been living in China for several years. There, he’s developed a passion for Chinese symbolism in colors and makeup. Fusing the thousand–year–old tradition with his own sensitivity and experience has led to photographs of painted faces, staged traditional objects, and silhouettes. In this stunning monograph, Dufresne collects works that range from surprising and moving to troubling and disturbing. This tour de force will leave any viewer with a desire to see more.

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After working in the world of luxury, beauty, and haute couture for Dior, YSL, and Chanel, Damien Dufresne decided to become a photographer in 2010. Today, after five personal exhibitions and two books published by Éditions Assouline, his photographs are distributed worldwide. Dufresne has worked in Paris, Milan, Seoul, Tokyo, and New York. He now works and lives in Shanghai.

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The Joy of Movement BY MOHAMED EL KHATIB; PHOTOGRAPHY BY YOANN LAMOULÈRE

Fusalp, 70 years of creativity, marrying state–of–the–art technique with quintessentially French style

SELLING POINTS ESTABLISHED BRAND: This is an iconic 70–year–old company that is even known among the stylish and sporty in the United States and has the same recognition as brands such as Moncler and Patagonia. GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS: Beautiful photography from the past and present showcases the brand’s clear aesthetic, from the clothing to the advertising. TIMELY: Sports fashion is a major talking point during the Winter Olympics, happening in February 2022. ILLUSTRIOUS AUTHOR: The text is written by modern playwright Mohamed El Khatib, whose bold style brings Fusalp firmly into the 21st century.

SPECIFICATIONS * 130 color photographs * 208 pages * WIDTH: 8 3/4" - 222mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH Fusalp is the story of an iconic skiwear brand, but more than that, it is a story of passion and epic ambitions. The Joy of Movement looks back on the history of a brand that pioneered mountain apparel, inspired by the world of Alpine skiing and effortless French chic. Fusalp was founded in 1952 by two visionary tailors on the banks of Lake Annecy in Haute Savoie—70 years of creativity centered on technology, elegance and movement. The year 2014 was a watershed for the brand, with the introduction of a new line of clothing halfway between mountain apparel and urban chic—a new look for a different type of customer. On the slopes and on the streets, Fusalp is more than ever committed to furthering the art of movement, drawing on its 70–year legacy of expertise to meet the expectations of today’s consumers. Playwright Mohamed El Khatib invites you to think of this book as a snow globe—a magical snow globe that conjures up the human adventure at the heart of Fusalp. Discover the ambitious world of an iconic brand that has built on its past to secure its future, re–created here with never–before– seen archival material and firsthand accounts by the emblematic figures behind the brand.

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Author and stage director Mohamed El Khatib creates unusual docudramas for stage, book, and film that turn the ordinary into the epic. He is a co–producer of plays, among them Boule à Neige (“Snow Globe”) where he joins forces with French historian Patrick Boucheron to “dissect” the lives of collectors. In 2019 he was awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature Dramatique together with a prize from the Académie Française. Yohanne Lamoulère obtained a diploma from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles (ENSP–higher national school of photography). She created a journey in pictures called L’île, which went on show at the MUCEM in Marseille as part of the Fragiles photographic series put together by the Tendance Floue collective, of which Yohanne is member.

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Alice Guy

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FIRST LADY OF FILM BY JOSÉ-LOUIS BOCQUET; ILLUSTRATED BY CATEL MULLER

The inspiring story of Alice Guy, the first female movie director in film history, chronicles her contribution to the birth of cinema in France in the late 19th century

FIRST FEMALE DIRECTOR: The inspiring story of filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy’s huge, yet largely forgotten, contribution to the beginnings of cinema. NEW BIO–PIC SUBJECT: Alice Guy–Blaché is the subject of a new biopic from the directors of The Great Hack. AUTHOR TRACK RECORD: Already known for their collaborations on well–regarded biographies of names such as Kiki de Montparnasse and Josephine Baker.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 400 pages

* WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MAY COMIC ART ISBN 978-1-914224-03-4 US $23.99 CAN $29.99

In 1895 the Lumière brothers invented the cinematograph. Less than a year later, 23–year–old Alice Guy, the first female filmmaker in cinema history, made The Cabbage Fairy, a 60–second movie, for Léon Gaumont, and would go on to direct more than 300 films before 1922. Her life is a shadow history of early cinema, the chronicle of an art form coming into its own. A free and independent woman who rubbed shoulders with masters such as Georges Méliès and the Lumières, she was the first to define the professions of screenwriter and producer. She directed the first feminist satire, then the first sword–and–sandal epic, before crossing the Atlantic in 1907 to the United States and becoming the first woman to found her own production company. Guy died in 1969, excluded from the annals of film history. In 2011 Martin Scorsese honored this cinematic visionary, “forgotten by the industry she had helped create,” describing her as “a filmmaker of rare sensitivity, with a remarkable poetic eye and an extraordinary feel for locations.” The same can be said of Catel and Bocquet’s luminous account of her life.

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Catel Muller specializes in graphic novels portraying remarkable women. Her biography of the feminist writer and activist Benoîte Groult won the Artémisia Prize, and her eponymous biographies of such previously hidden figures as Kiki de Montparnasse and Josephine Baker have been reprinted and translated worldwide. Her award of the prestigious Prix Diagonale/Rossel in 2018 cemented her reputation as a major graphic novelist. José–Louis Bocquet has published eight crime novels, as well as monographs on the comics artist René Goscinny and the filmmaker Henri–Georges Clouzot. A successful screenwriter, he has also collaborated on graphic novels by Serge Clerc, Steve Cuzor, Stanislas, and Philippe Berthet.

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Days of Sand

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BY AIMÉE DE JONGH

A moving and unforgettable tale, inspired by real–life stories of courage and perseverance during the Dust Bowl of 1930s America

RIGOROUSLY RESEARCHED: The author traveled the US conducting interviews and meticulously researching the Dust Bowl era. CLIMATE CHANGE CONNECTION: The Dust Bowl conditions of the 1930s in the US are now more than twice as likely to recur. EXPLORES PHOTOGRAPHY ETHICS: The reader is confronted with the ethical issues that the protagonist—a photographer—encounters.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 248 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-914224-04-1 US $22.99 CAN $28.99

United States, 1937. In the middle of the Great Depression, 22–year–old photographer John Clark is brought in by the Farm Security Administration to document the calamitous conditions of the Dust Bowl in the central and southern states, in order to bring the farmers’ plight to the public eye. When he starts working through his shooting script, however, he finds his subjects to be unreceptive. What good are a couple of photos against relentless and deadly dust storms? The more he shoots, the more John discovers the awful extent of their struggles, and comes to question his own role and responsibilities in this tragedy sweeping through the center of the country.

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Aimée de Jongh is an award–winning comics author and animator from the Netherlands. She studied animation in Rotterdam, Ghent, and Paris. After graduating, she was asked to create a daily comic series for a Dutch national newspaper. This marked the start of a successful international career. The Return of the Honey Buzzard, her first graphic novel, won the Prix Saint–Michel for best Dutch graphic novel and was made into a film in 2017. Her following books, Blossoms in Autumn and Taxi!, were translated worldwide and won awards in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Japan. De Jongh also worked as a graphic journalist in the refugee camps in Greece. Her interest in travel, ecology, and journalism has resulted in the historical graphic novel Days of Sand, her biggest project to date. When she’s not drawing comics, de Jongh works in animation as a storyboarder and director.

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Catalyst EDITED BY AYOOLA SOLARIN

An anthology showcasing new comics voices alongside more established creators, all exploring a single theme—“catalyst”—through the graphic short story form

SELLING POINTS DIVERSE VOICES: Highlights new talent alongside established comics creators of color. CALL TO ACTION: "Catalyst" speaks to a shift, change, and call to action to promote diversity in comics publishing. AIMS TO TRANSFORM: The anthology is about setting off a reaction in both a macro way, in the comics industry at large, and in a more micro way, in our own lives.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 120 pages

* WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH COMIC ART ISBN 978-1-914224-02-7 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

ËxHSLJLEy224027z Catalyst, a collection of short stories from established artists such as Asia Alfasi, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Sonia Leong, and Woodrow Phoenix, aims to reflect up–and–coming new voices and the diversity and wealth of talent in the UK comics scene. United by a single theme —“catalyst”—the contributors have each written and drawn an eight–page story that explores ideas of reaction and transformation. Edited by Ayoola Solarin, this provocative, intriguing, and revelatory anthology invites readers to consider the situations, people, and events that might accelerate change in their own lives and in our society as a whole. Asia Alfasi has won several national and international manga awards for her short stories. She is currently working on a graphic novel based on her own childhood in Libya; a series based on a character from Islamic folklore, Juha: The Fantastic Tales of Sheikh Nasruddin; and Native Narratives, a collection of Libyan folk tales, with the ultimate goal of harnessing the medium as a tool for cross–cultural dialogue. Catherine Anyango Grünewald illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (SelfMadeHero) and is currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of Sister Helen Prejean’s Dead Man Walking (Random House). In 2021, Phaidon’s Vitamin D3 included her among the 100 best practitioners of contemporary drawing. Sonia Leong’s debut graphic novel was the Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (SelfMadeHero), and her most recent book was Great Lives: Marie Curie (B.E.S. Publishing). Woodrow Phoenix’s books include Plastic Culture, the critically acclaimed Rumble Strip, the award–winning anthology Nelson, and the experimental She Lives. His most recent book is Crash Course (Street Noise Books).

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Georgia O'Keeffe

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BY MARIA HERREROS

A graphic biography of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, known for her paintings of enlarged flowers and renowned for her contribution to modern art

MOTHER OF AMERICAN MODERNISM: Influential 20th– century painter widely known and exhibited throughout the US. INSPIRING LIFE STORY: An independent free–thinker who paved the way for other modern artists. ART MASTERS SERIES: Published as part of SelfMadeHero’s acclaimed series of graphic biographies, following Vincent, Basquiat, and Pablo.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 128 pages

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ËxHSLJLEy224058z Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), the American artist known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes, was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. During her lifetime, which spanned almost a century, she became widely recognized for her huge contribution to modern art. Drawing mainly from O’Keeffe’s letters, which are depicted in this biography, artist María Herreros delves into O’Keeffe’s deepest self: a tireless traveler, a nature lover, a strong and emancipated woman who carved her own determined path through life, and did it her way. María Herreros has a degree in fine arts from the University of Valencia. She is an illustrator, muralist, and comic book creator. Involved in artistic and social projects all over the world, she focuses on gender equality and social justice. Herreros has collaborated with brands such as Coca–Cola and Reebok, and has exhibited her works in galleries in Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, and Seoul. Her most recent collaboration on an illustrated book was Viva la Dolce Vita, with Máximo Huerta (Lunwerg, 2019). She lives in Madrid.

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AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd 11 Central Boulevard Portside Business Park Fishermans Bend, Victoria 3207 Australia T  +61 3 9646 7788  E  Enquiries@thameshudson.com.au Head of Sales: Louise Lawson E  l.lawson@thameshudson.com.au Product and Operations Manager: Mark Haldane E  m.haldane@thameshudson.com.au

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