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ABRAMS The Art of Books

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ABRAMS The Art of Books


ABRAMS The Art of Books



Art & Photography 9 Entertainment & Pop Culture 15 Food & Drink 23 Architecture & Interior Design 27 Craft 1




140 Sales Representatives and Agents 142 Index 144 Photography and Art Credits

⊳  Front cover: Crossing the Maury from Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings ⊳  Back cover: From First We Eat

Art & Photography ▲ From Milton Glaser Posters

Mark Seliger Photographs ■ ■ BY M A R K S E L I G E R   ■   F O R E W O R D BY J U D D A PATO W

A gorgeous retrospective volume that celebrates the work of one of the most in-demand portrait photographers of our time S E LLING POINTS ■■ One of the most respected portrait photographers working today, Mark Seliger regularly shoots celebrity portraits for


ark Seliger’s (b. 1959) photography has dominated magazine covers, feature articles, and media campaigns

for decades. With signature compositions and painterly flair, he

Vanity Fair, Elle, and German and

has built an incredible body of work, featuring unforgettable

Italian Vogue. In his 14 years at

portraits of the world’s leading personalities in music, fashion,

Rolling Stone he shot more than

politics, business, and entertainment. This book showcases

100 covers

Seliger’s best-known portraiture, as well as select standouts from

■■ Seliger’s portfolio is a virtual

his landscape and creative work. His extraordinary portfolio is

who’s who of the biggest names

30 years in the making and features some of the most famous

in entertainment, politics, and

and influential faces of our time, including Kurt Cobain, Nelson

pop culture from 1987 to present ■■ Seliger has 200,000 highly

Mandela, Emma Watson, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, Bruce Springsteen, David Byrne,

engaged followers on Instagram

Matthew Barney, Jennifer Lawrence, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz,

and close ties with Condé Nast

Jerry Seinfeld, Kerry Washington, Misty Copeland, Amy Schumer,

and Rolling Stone

and Tony Bennett. This is his most diverse and comprehensive book since Physiognomy (1999).

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Mark Seliger is a pre-eminent American photographer. Seliger began working for Rolling Stone in 1987, and served as its chief


photographer from 1992 to 2001. Now with Condé Nast, his work

240 pages

can regularly be seen in Elle, Vanity Fair, and German and Italian

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Vogue. He lives in New York City.

Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY PHOTOGRAPHY •  ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-2661-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2661-3 UK £55.00  US $75.00 57500 9 781419 726613

ISBN 978-1-68335-211-2


Danny Clinch ISBN 978-1-4197-0870-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0870-1 UK £30.00  US $50.00 54500 9 781419 708701

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Sally Mann A THOUSAND CROSSINGS ■ ■ BY S A R A H G R E E N O U G H A N D S A R A H K E N N E L  ■  P H OTO G R A P H S BY S A L LY M A N N S E LLING POINTS ■■ Sally Mann is a widely recognised and accomplished artist with a devoted following that reached new heights with her New York Times bestselling

The first major career survey of work by renowned photographer Sally Mann

memoir Hold Still in 2015 ■■ The book includes essays by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Hilton Als; Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust; the co-curators of the exhibition, Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel; and Malcolm Daniel, curator of photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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photographs or more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly

beautiful photographs that explore the overarching

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themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds


of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human


endeavour. What unites this broad body of work – portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies – is that it is all ‘bred of a place,’ the American South. Mann, who is

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a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught

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heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions – about history, identity, race, and religion – that reverberate


across geographic and national boundaries. Organised

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Mar 4–May 28, 2018

into five sections – Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains – and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievements. Sally Mann is a celebrated American artist and the author of several critically acclaimed books of photography, as well as the memoir Hold Still, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She still lives in Lexington. Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel are curators at the National Gallery of Art and the Peabody Essex Museum, respectively, and co-curators of the Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings exhibition.


Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, Jun 30–Sept 23, 2018 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Nov 20, 2018–Feb 10, 2019 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mar 3–May 27, 2019 Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, Jun 16–Sept 15, 2019 High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Oct 13, 2019–Jan 5, 2020

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Milton Glaser Posters 4 5 0 E X A M P L E S F R O M 1 9 6 5 TO 2 0 1 7 ■ ■ BY M I LTO N G L A S E R

450 posters spanning 50 years from America’s greatest graphic designer S E LLING POINTS ■■ Milton Glaser is America’s best-known and most celebrated graphic designer ■■ Filled with insights and ideas for creative problem solving ■■ Glaser shares fascinating stories about design and communication ■■ Packs 450 posters into a handy, beautifully designed, and stylish book

S PECIFICATIONS 500 colour illustrations 704 pages 194 × 140mm • 75/8 × 51/2" Flexibind RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH GRAPHIC DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-2993-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2993-5 UK £22.99  US $29.99 52999


ilton Glaser’s posters – more than 450 since

1965 – combine conceptual rigour and

originality with a mastery of visual language and a high

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level of artistic expression. Some, like his 1967 Bob Dylan poster for Columbia Records, are icons; others, like his series celebrating ‘I Love New York,’ evoke his best-known work. Milton Glaser Posters includes


them all, with Glaser’s own commentary describing his thought process and inspiration. The book is a delight for the art lover, an education in visual expression, and an entertaining journey through the cultural life of half a century, all rolled into a single compact, intense volume.

Things I have learned in my life so far, Updated Edition ISBN 978-1-4197-0964-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0964-7 UK £30.00  US $50.00 54500 9 781419 709647

Draplin Design Co. ISBN 978-1-4197-2017-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2017-8 UK £30.00  US $40.00 54000

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Milton Glaser (b. 1929) is America’s most celebrated graphic designer and an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc., in 1974, and he continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day. He has had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center, and in 2009 he was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of Arts. He lives in New York City with his wife, Shirley.



An updated edition of the successful illustrated biography of Robert Rauschenberg, whose six-decade career shaped modern art

S E LLING POINTS ■■ The first and second editions have sold more than 27,800 copies combined ■■ A Rauschenberg retrospective will be on display at MoMA (May 16, 2017–Sept 4, 2017) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Nov 4, 2017– Mar 25, 2018) ■■ Mary Lynn Kotz has been honoured for writing about the arts and artists by three national institutions. Among those, the award-winning Rauschenberg was cited by two, for a juried and annual International Art in Literature award in her name



100 colour and 120 black-andwhite illustrations conoclastic, generous, inventive, impulsive, sensitive,

368 pages

gregarious, prodigious: these are just some of the words

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to describe Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) and the

art he made over his career. From the age of 38, when he received the grand prize at the Venice Biennale in 1964, Rauschenberg was a pivotal figure in the creative explosion of art following WWII. This revised edition of the classic biography of the artist adds a new chapter covering the significant moments in the final years of his life, and offers an in-depth look at his legacy and continued influence on

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the postmodern art world. It includes new photography and interviews with friends, colleagues, critics, and art historians. Rauschenberg is a richly impressive and highly readable portrait of the artist. The book shows the astonishing dexterity and range of Rauschenberg’s art even as an emerging artist, the creation of his now famous combines, his eagerness to bridge art and technology, the establishment of the Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange, and his final collaborative work: the Lotus Series with Universal Limited Art Editions. Mary Lynn Kotz, an author and journalist based in Washington, DC, is a contributing editor to ARTnews and the author of the bestselling Upstairs at the White House and Marvella.


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Strong-Cuevas Drawings I D E A S O N PA P E R ■ ■ T E X T BY S T R O N G - C U E VA S   ■   F O R E W O R D BY JA N G A R D E N C A S T R O

A lavishly illustrated book featuring the drawings of the celebrated sculptor Strong-Cuevas S E LLING POINTS ■■ Strong-Cuevas is well-known in art circles and appeals to galleries and museums ■■ Jan Garden Castro has been published by The Nation and Sculpture Magazine, and her research primarily focuses on female artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Maya Lin, and more ■■ Includes 190 sketches spanning Strong-Cuevas’s career

S PECIFICATIONS 190 colour and black-and-white illustrations 240 pages 318 × 254mm • 121/2 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ART ISBN 978-1-4197-2927-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2927-0 UK £55.00  US $75.00 57500


rtist Strong-Cuevas (b. 1929) says her work ‘expresses thoughts about universal conscious-

ness, space and time, and inner mediation.’ Known

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and aluminium, Strong-Cuevas’s art often portrays the human head and plays with scale. Her drawings are no different. They express the same themes, but are rarely used as a diagram for her sculptures. A companion to Strong-Cuevas Sculpture, this volume is a beautifully presented retrospective of Strong-Cuevas’s drawings over the last 40 years. The book features 190 images, arranged thematically, and


explores the recurring themes in Strong-Cuevas’s art, regardless of medium. With a foreword by art critic Jan Garden Castro, Strong-Cuevas Drawings offers a closer look at the artist’s process of creating expressive works. Jan Garden Castro is an art historian and critic. She is

Strong-Cuevas Sculpture ISBN 978-1-4197-1864-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1864-9 UK £45.00  US $75.00 57500 9 781419 718649

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the author of The Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe and Sonia Delaunay: La Moderne and is also a contributing editor for Sculpture Magazine. Castro lives in New York City.


Azzaro F I F T Y S PA R K L I N G Y E A R S ■ ■ BY S E R G E G L E I Z E S


ashion designer Loris Azzaro embodied an era. His fashion house, founded in Paris in

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1967, was known for visionary silhouettes, slinky

192 pages

silk jerseys, daring cut-outs, and ornate beading

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and embroidery. Starting with his wife and muse


Michelle, Azzaro (b. Tunisia, 1933; d. Paris, 2003)


created clothes for beautiful women – among


them Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch, Marisa Berenson, Isabelle Adjani, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Nicole Kidman. His style was seductive and modern, imbued with audacity and Parisian elegance. He created both mens’ and

FASHION • PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-2879-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2879-2 UK £40.00  US $55.00 55500 9 781419 728792

womens’ collections, and became well known for his perfumes. Filled with interviews with people who knew and worked with Azzaro, this sumptuous new book includes photographs from the Azzaro archives by Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and other well-known fashion photographers, as well as magazine covers from Vogue, Elle, and more. Serge Gleizes is a journalist and the author of many books, including Pierre Frey: Inspiring Interiors, Paris by Ladurée, and The French Bistro Chair.

Paris Orly Airport 100 YEARS ■ ■ BY F R É D É R I C B E N I A DA  ■  P H OTO G R A P H S BY P I E R R E -Y V E S B R U N AU D & F R O M O R LY A R C H I V E S


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his tribute to Paris Orly, the

192 pages

oldest airport in Paris, celebrates

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100 years of innovation in architec-


ture, science, and aeronautics. Orly


began as a military airfield, and


during World War II played a major


role both for the occupying German


forces and later for the Allies. In the

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postwar era, Orly became a major commercial gateway, hosting some of the first transatlantic flights, as well as

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a glamorous location for major motion pictures. Today, the airport has become a city unto itself, and remains one of the most important airports within Europe. Complete with new and archival photography, this book offers an unprecedented look into the evolution of an airport as a mirror of 20th-century history. Frédéric Beniada, a writer who specializes in aeronautics, is also a journalist for French national radio, a licensed pilot and a member of the board of the French flying club.


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Institut Pasteur THE FUTURE OF RESEARCH AND MEDICINE ■■ ■  ■  ■ 

E D I T E D BY T H E S C I E N T I S T S O F I N S T I T U T PA S T E U R  T E X T BY M A R I E - N E I G E C O R D O N N I E R , E M I L I E G I L L E T, G É R A R D L A M B E R T  P H OTO G R A P H S F R O M I N S T I T U T PA S T E U R A R C H I V E S  F O R E W O R D BY E R I K O R S E N N A


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rench biologist and chemist Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) transformed medicine – and

the lives of people around the world – when he

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developed the first rabies vaccine in 1885. Two


years later, he founded the Institut Pasteur to


fight infectious diseases – tuberculosis, hepatitis,


tetanus, plague, influenza, and many more. For 130


years, this international organisation has been at the forefront of revolutionary discoveries that have

ISBN 978-1-4197-3090-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-3090-0 UK £26.99  US $35.00 53500

contributed enormously to major advances in medicine, in particular the isolation of HIV in 1983. With

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headquarters in Paris, 33 Institutes throughout the world, and 10 Nobel Prizes, the Institute has truly changed the world. This detailed, illustrated, and fully documented book sheds light on the activities and battles the Institute has led throughout its history, and its plans for the future. Marie-Neige Cordonnier is a science journalist and editor-in-chief of the French specialist magazine Pour la science. Emilie Gillet is a science journalist and the author of popular science books for children. Gérard Lambert is a science journalist.

The Private Life of Napoléon THE BRUNO LEDOUX COLLECTION ■ ■ P R E FAC E BY L AU R E N T J O F F R I N  ■   P H OTO G R A P H S BY P H I L I P P E G A R C I A S PECIFICATIONS 400 colour photographs 224 pages 311 × 241mm • × 12¼ × 9½" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH ART • DECORATIVE ARTS • ART HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-2145-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2145-8 UK £35.00  US $50.00 55000 9 781419 721458


timeless symbol of power and ambition, Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821) spent

decades expanding France’s empire, enjoying magnificent success and suffering crushing defeats. Featuring more than 400 never-­beforeseen objects, The Private Life of Napoléon allows

a glimpse into the inner world of the French emperor. Over the course of 24 years, collector Bruno Ledoux amassed a remarkable range of manuscripts, books, gold jewellery, porcelains, miniatures, arms, and even historic souvenirs, all created in honour of Napoléon and the French empire. Written by a team of experts and historians including Michel Verge-Franceschi, Jacques-Olivier Boudon, Laetitia de Witt, Emmanuelle Papot, Xavier Aiolfi, Pierre Branda, Bernard Chevallier, and David Chanteranne.

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Entertainment & Pop Culture ▲ From Rolling Stone Covers: 50 Years



The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs ■ ■ BY L AU R E N W I L F O R D   ■  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY M A X DA LTO N

An exclusive look at the making of Wes Anderson’s newest animated film, Isle of Dogs


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Isle of Dogs, which hits US

he Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs takes readers behind the scenes of the loved

theatres March 23, 2018, marks

auteur’s newest animated film. Set in Japan and centred on a young boy’s search for his

Wes Anderson’s exciting return to stop-motion animation. It will

missing dog, Isle of Dogs features the voices of Anderson regulars Edward Norton, Bill Murray,

Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, and Harvey

be his first animated film since

Keitel. Also lending their voices to this star-studded production are Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin,

the Academy Award–nominated Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009

Kunichi Nomura, Liev Schreiber, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, Greta Gerwig, and Courtney B. Vance.

■■ Rides on the success of both the

In the newest addition to the Wes Anderson Collection, the story of Isle of Dogs’s conception

movie and the three previous

and production unfolds over the course of several in-depth interviews with Wes Anderson, all

Wes Anderson Collection

conducted by film critic Lauren Wilford. Anderson and his collaborators reveal entertaining anec-

volumes, a series which has

dotes about the making of the film, their sources of inspiration, the ins and outs of stop-motion

more than 200,000 copies in print

animation, and many other insights into their moviemaking process. In keeping with Anderson’s signature aesthetic vision, The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs is richly designed and rife

■■ Includes previously unpublished

with colourful behind-the-scenes images, photographs, concept artwork, and ephemera.

behind-the-scenes materials and ephemera from Isle of Dogs in an

Lauren Wilford is a film writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a senior editor at Bright

obsessively designed format

Wall/Dark Room, an online magazine with offbeat, deeply human takes on film. Her bylines appear there and at, VICE, and Christianity Today.

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ISBN 978-1-68335-296-9


The Wes Anderson Collection ISBN 978-0-8109-9741-7 ISBN 978-0-8109-9741-7 UK £24.99  US $40.00 54500 9 780810 997417


The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel ISBN 978-1-4197-1571-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1571-6 UK £21.99  US $35.00 53500 9 781419 715716

The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads ISBN 978-1-4197-2047-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2047-5 UK £18.99  US $29.95 52995 9 781419 720475

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BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse ■ ■ BY C H R I S M C D O N N E L L   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY L I S A H A N AWA LT

S E LLING POINTS ■■ BoJack Horseman’s acclaim and popularity continue to grow –

The official companion to Netflix’s hit animated comedy, which the New Yorker calls ‘one of the most emotionally ambitious and goofiest series on television’

the series’ Twitter account boasts 200,000 followers ■■ Show producer and production designer Lisa Hanawalt is an award-winning comic artistillustrator with a major cult following, including 26,000 followers on Twitter and 22,000 followers on Instagram ■■ Adult fans will love this behind-the-scenes art book, which includes cast and crew commentary, storyboards, and other exclusive content

S PECIFICATIONS 300 colour illustrations 240 pages 254 × 305mm • 10 × 12" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JULY ENTERTAINMENT •  TELEVISION ISBN 978-1-4197-2773-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2773-3 UK £26.99  US $35.00 53500 9 781419 727733

ISBN 978-1-68335-213-6


etflix’s BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated

comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows washed-up horse actor BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) as he attempts to turn his life

around. BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse is the official behind-the-scenes companion to this cult-hit series. Part oral history sourced from original interviews with the show’s cast and crew, part art book – including sketches, storyboards, and background art – this book traces the series from conception to post-production. Beginning with the initial development of creator/ showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg and production designer Lisa Hanawalt’s inimitable aesthetic vision,


The Art Before the Horse goes on to reveal all of the moving parts – direction, writing, casting, animation, and music – that come together to form this uniquely bleak, emotionally potent, very funny show. Chris McDonnell has designed books on Ralph Bakshi,

Steven Universe: Art & Origins ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 UK £20.00  US $29.95 52995 9 781419 724435

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Bill Plympton, the Joker, Wonder Woman, and more. McDonnell served as author and designer for Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo and Steven Universe: Art & Origins. He lives in Philadelphia.


Rolling Stone Covers: 50 Years ■ ■ BY JA N N S . W E N N E R

S E LLING POINTS ■■ This bestselling book (over

Rolling Stone Covers: 50 Years is a newly revised edition of Rolling Stone: 1,000 Covers, published in 2006. This new edition will contain every cover from the magazine’s 50-year history

150,000 sold in all editions) is now revised and updated with even more icons of music, politics, movies, and television ■■ Flexibind with over 1,300 full-colour photographs at an affordable price point ■■ Rolling Stone Covers: 50 Years is expanded and will have material covering the 50 years of Rolling Stone, giving a unique and comprehensive view of popular culture

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Flexibind or the past 50 years, the covers of Rolling Stone


have depicted the icons of popular culture – from


John Lennon, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Madonna,


and Steve Martin to Rihanna, Louis C.K., Adele,


Radiohead, and Barack Obama – cementing their legendary and influential status within popular culture. No other magazine has the illustrious history and prestige of

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roll to the present. This fantastic collection is newly revised and updated

ISBN 978-1-68335-214-3

to include the covers from all 50 years of Rolling Stone history. With an updated introduction by Jann S. Wenner as well as new excerpts from the magazine and quotes from photographers and their celebrity subjects, this nostalgic journey down the memory lane of music,


entertainment, and politics is irresistible. Rolling Stone was founded by publisher Jann S. Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason in 1967. It has a circulation of more than one million readers in the United States and widespread international circulation. Wenner is also the head of Wenner Media and the publisher of Us Weekly and Men’s Journal. In 2005, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone and Wenner are based in New York City.

50 Years of Rolling Stone ISBN 978-1-4197-2446-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2446-6 UK £45.00  US $65.00 56500 9 781419 724466


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The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY P H I L S ZO S TA K   ■   F O R E W O R D BY R I A N J O H N S O N


This official behind‑the‑scenes companion to the sequel of Star Wars: The Force Awakens offers fans exclusive access to the Lucasfilm art department’s creative process

■■ The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the only book to offer an in-depth, behind‑the‑scenes look at the making of the film ■■ Prominently features artwork from fan-favourite concept artists who have contributed to the Star Wars saga over the past few decades ■■ Star Wars: The Last Jedi is poised to match, if not break, the boxoffice records set by the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy, The Force Awakens

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tar Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box-office records as one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and its

eagerly awaited sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is sure to do the same. Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers

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The Big Lebowski, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Captain America: The First Avenger), this chapter, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm ‘visualists.’ The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores their vision and illuminates their creative process in stunning detail. Featuring concept art and costume sketches, storyboards, and blueprints,

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ISBN 978-1-4197-2225-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2225-7 UK £25.00  US $40.00 54000

fans will take a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures – both old and new – of The Last Jedi. Featuring unforgettable art and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers, this visual archive highlights moviemaking magic at its finest.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ISBN 978-1-4197-1780-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1780-2 UK £25.00  US $40.00 54000

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Image archivist Phil Szostak has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments at Lucasfilm since 2008. He is also the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He resides in San Francisco.


Food & Drink

▲ From Cook’s Atelier

Salad for President A C O O K B O O K I N S P I R E D BY A R T I S T S ■ ■ BY J U L I A S H E R M A N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ The Salad for President blog has been featured in Food &

A gorgeous, artfully curated collection of more than 80 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews from guest artists

Wine, the New York Times, Lucky Peach, Monocle, Cherry Bombe, New York, and more ■■ Includes more than 15 interviews with leaders in the art and food worlds, including William Wegman and Alice Waters ■■ Features more than 100 colour photographs

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ulia Sherman loves salad. In the book named after her popular blog, Sherman presents more than 80 tasty,

enticing dishes that incorporate the fresh indulgence of salad into everyday living: cocktail and soup salads, casual

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brunch dishes, and dinner-party entrées. The recipes are vegetable-forward and focused on seasonal produce designed for every meal. All of this delicious food will remind you that salad is a game of infinite combinations, not stifling rules – a perfect showcase for creativity in the kitchen. In addition to Sherman’s own recipes are recipes from ‘guest chefs’ – artists, musicians, designers, and writers. By photographing them in their domestic or work


spaces, Sherman offers an intimate look at these subjects living their lives artfully, through their homes, their food, and their careers. Salad for President strikes a balance between ambitious and attainable recipes for anyone who wants to cook more, eat healthier, and bring people together over food.

The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods ISBN 978-1-61769-081-5 ISBN 978-1-61769-081-5 UK £21.99  US $35.00 53500 9 781617 690815

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Julia Sherman is an artist, photographer, and the creator of Salad for President. Alongside her culinary work, Sherman is an exhibiting mixed-media artist. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University. She lives in New York.



The Cook’s Atelier offers a taste of Burgundy, with classic French recipes and cooking techniques, captivating photos, and stories of a family’s life in France

■■ Tells the compelling, inspiring story of a mother and daughter who moved to France to create a culinary destination ■■ Demystifies classic French techniques in a beautiful and visual way ■■ Presents both classic dishes and lighter, fresher takes on Burgundian cuisine with 130 recipes arranged in seasonal menus ■■ A behind-the-scenes look at a renowned cooking school that attracts visitors from around the world

S PECIFICATIONS 100+ recipes


300 colour photographs 400 pages other and daughter American ex-pats Marjorie

Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini always

dreamed of living in France. With a lot of hard work and a sprinkling of fate, they realised this dream and founded

The Cook’s Atelier, a celebrated French cooking school in the heart of Burgundy. Combining their professional backgrounds in food and wine, they created a convivial international culinary destination. Their debut cookbook chronicles their life in a charming French village and their relationships with the region’s artisan food producers and winemakers. Featuring more than 100 market-­ inspired recipes, the book – like their school – teaches

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classic French techniques in a beautiful, approachable way. With more than 200 enchanting photographs, The Cook’s Atelier is a richly illustrated presentation of the family’s delicious world, and a practical primer for adopting elements of the French lifestyle at home, no matter where you live. Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini are the mother-and-daughter duo behind The Cook’s Atelier, a French cooking school, culinary boutique, and wine shop in Beaune, France, which has been featured in many publications, including Travel & Leisure, Fodor’s, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, and more.


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The Foreign Cinema Cookbook R E C I P E S A N D S TO R I E S F R O M U N D E R T H E S TA R S ■ ■ BY G AY L E P I R I E A N D J O H N C L A R K   ■  F O R E W O R D BY A L I C E WAT E R S

The highly anticipated debut cookbook from the critically acclaimed San Francisco restaurant Foreign Cinema

S E LLING POINTS ■■ First cookbook from a loved restaurant that seats more than one million visitors every year ■■ Nationally acclaimed chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark won the James Beard Legacy Award in 2010 and have been


oreign Cinema opened its doors in 1999 in the Mission District of San Francisco, pioneers in transforming the neighbourhood into a culinary destination. The dramatic experience of dining

in the sweeping atrium, where films screen nightly, still enchants visitors 18 years later. Now, for the

nominated for multiple James

first time, chef-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark share the best from their distinctive North African,

Beard Awards, including Best

California-Mediterranean menu.

Restaurant and Best Chef, Pacific. They’ve worked with

Featuring 125 signature dishes, the book spans Pirie and Clark’s award-winning brunch favourites like Champagne Omelet and Persian Bloody Mary, cocktail hour with Lavender Baked Goat Cheese

Judy Rogers at Zuni Café and

in Fig Leaves, and dinner fare including a Five-Spice Duck Breast with Cassis Sauce and Madras

Alice Waters at Chez Panisse

Curry Fried Chicken with Spiced Honey, alongside instructions for how to blend spice staples like Ras

■■ Filled with 150 gorgeous photos of iconic dishes and

el Hanout. With rich storytelling throughout, Pirie and Clark offer home cooks a chance to take the restaurant into their own kitchen.

restaurant and neighbourhood atmospherics from the Mission District in San Francisco ■■ Foreign Cinema won Best

Gayle Pirie and John Clark are the chef-owners of Foreign Cinema. In 2010, Pirie was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier International. The couple have published two previous books; they live in Berkeley, California, with their two children.

Wine List in America by Wine Spectator

S PECIFICATIONS 125 recipes 150 colour photographs 304 pages 279 × 216mm • 11 × 81/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-2904-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2904-1 UK £30.00  US $40.00 54000 9 781419 729041

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First We Eat A Y E A R O F S E A S O N A L C O O K I N G F R O M M Y K I TC H E N TO YO U R S ■ ■ BY E VA KO S M A S F LO R E S

Eva Kosmas Flores of the blog Adventures in Cooking shares her favourite recipes for using seasonal produce S E LLING POINTS


■■ A multifaceted platform that va Kosmas Flores finds inspiration in her Greek heritage and the bountiful produce of her

includes a popular blog, podcast,

garden in Oregon. She uses both to craft her seasonal and approachable recipes, each paired

quarterly pop-up dinner series,

with a mouthwatering image. The bounty of fresh, vibrant produce overflowing from her garden

comes through on every page, and Flores undertakes rigorous recipe testing to share her most creative, delicious ways to make use of these foods. Showcasing her unforgettable, atmospheric photography style, First We Eat is a gorgeous reference on seasonal cooking that celebrates the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean influences, effortless and stylish presentations, and simple preparations, all designed to share with friends and family. Eva Kosmas Flores is a recipe developer, photographer, stylist, and founder of Adventures in Cooking. She has been nominated for Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards for Best Original Recipes and featured in BuzzFeed, Glamour, Bon Appétit, The Kitchn, and more. Flores hosts travel-based photography workshops around the globe through her company, First We Eat, a podcast of the same name, and also hosts Secret Suppers, seasonally inspired pop-up dinners in her hometown of

and photography workshops ■■ More than 200 striking photographs of food and the beautiful Pacific Northwest throughout all four seasons ■■ More than 100 innovative recipes, inspired by market ingredients and accented with Mediterranean flair ■■ Gardening tips woven throughout

Portland, Oregon.

S PECIFICATIONS 100 recipes 200 colour photographs 304 pages 254 × 203mm • 10 × 9" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-2896-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2896-9 UK £26.99  US $35.00 53500 9 781419 728969

ISBN 978-1-68335-224-2


Home Made Winter ISBN 978-1-61769-004-4 ISBN 978-1617690044 UK £21.99  US $35.00 53500 9 781617 690044

Home Made Summer ISBN 978-1-61769-015-0 ISBN 978-1-61769-015-0 UK £19.99  US $35.00 53500

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The Austin Cookbook R E C I P E S A N D S TO R I E S F R O M D E E P I N T H E H E A R T O F T E X A S ■ ■ BY PAU L A F O R B E S   ■  P H OTO G R A P H S BY R O B E R T S T R I C K L A N D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Austin welcomes nearly 20 million visitors each year and is a cultural mecca, with festivals centred around food, music, movies, tech, and more

A cookbook that captures Austin’s hotter-than-hot food scene

■■ Forbes has been published in GQ, Lucky Peach, Eater, Epicurious, Food52, and more ■■ Includes 100 photographs of mouthwatering recipes and the popular Austin restaurants

S PECIFICATIONS 100 recipes 100 colour photographs 240 pages 235 × 191mm • 91/4 × 71/2" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & DRINK • TRAVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-2893-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2893-8 UK £22.99  US $29.99 52999


he story of Austin food is equal parts deep Texan traditions and a booming food scene. It is this atmosphere

that has fostered some of the hottest restaurants in the

country, a lively food truck community, and a renaissance in the most Texan of foods: barbecue. Austin food is also tacos

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and Tex-Mex, old fashioned Southern cooking, and street food and fine dining, with influences from all over the globe. And above all, it’s a source of intense pride and inspiration for chefs and diners alike. Organised by Austin’s ‘major food groups’ – like barbecue, tacos, and Tex-Mex – The Austin Cookbook explores the roots of Texas food traditions and the restaurants that are reinventing them, revealing the secrets to Bob


Armstrong dip, Odd Duck’s sweet potato nachos, East Side King’s beet fries, and of course, smoked brisket that has people lining up to eat it – even in the Texas summer. Part cookbook, part souvenir, and 100 percent love letter, The Austin Cookbook is perfect for proud locals, visitors, and (t)ex-pats.

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Paula Forbes is a food and restaurant writer based in Austin, Texas. Forbes was the founding editor of Eater Austin, and is currently a regular contributor to GQ and Food52.


Tom Fitzmorris’s New Orleans Food M O R E T H A N 2 5 0 O F T H E C I T Y ’ S B E S T R E C I P E S TO C O O K AT H O M E ( R E V I S E D A N D E X PA N D E D E D I T I O N ) ■ ■ BY TO M F I T Z M O R R I S   ■  F O R E W O R D BY E M E R I L L AG A S S E  ■   P H OTO G R A P H S BY R I N N E A L L E N

A refreshed edition of the bestselling New Orleans Food with 250 recipes that bring the taste of New Orleans to home kitchens everywhere

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Published to coincide with Mardi Gras in February 2018 ■■ Previous editions of New Orleans Food have sold more than 60,000 copies combined since 2006 ■■ Includes a new 16-page colour insert with photography of the most popular New Orleans dishes, plus an updated introduction and headnotes

S PECIFICATIONS 250 recipes 16-page colour insert 384 pages 229 × 178mm • 9 × 7" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY FOOD & DRINK • TRAVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-2981-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2981-2 UK £19.99  US $26.99 52699


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om Fitzmorris is uniquely qualified to write about

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the food of New Orleans. Born in the Crescent City

on Mardi Gras, he has been eating, celebrating, and writing about the city’s cuisine for more than 30 years. Now Fitzmorris is refreshing his bestselling cookbook New Orleans Food. The book features all of the favourite recipes, steeped in the town’s Creole and

Cajun traditions, but is updated to include a 16-page colour insert with gorgeous food photography and an updated introduction. From small plates (Shrimp Rémoulade with Two Sauces) to main courses (Redfish Herbsaint, Creole Lamb Shanks) to desserts and drinks (Bananas Foster, Beignets, and Café au Lait), these dishes are elegant and casual, traditional, and evolved. Tom Fitzmorris is a New Orleans–based food critic, radio host, and author.


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Pepper F R O M A R O U N D T H E W O R L D : S TO R I E S & R E C I P E S S PECIFICATIONS 40+ recipes

■ ■ BY E R WA N N D E K E R R O S A N D B É N É D I C T E B O R TO L I  ■   P H OTO G R A P H S BY G U I L L AU M E C Z E R W


200+ colour photographs

epper is an essential seasoning, but one

320 pages

that is easy to take for granted. Here,

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Erwann de Kerros, a professional spice hunter,


and food writer Bénédicte Bortoli introduce


the vast varieties of pepper, showing how the


origins and quality of the pepper we use directly


affect the enjoyment of our food. Featuring more than 50 flavoursome varieties, including white

ISBN 978-1-4197-2932-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2932-4 UK £35.00  US $45.00 54500

and black Penja peppercorns, the Tellicherry, the Batak berry, and more, the book depicts

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the unique colours and shapes of different berries and peppercorns in beautiful detail, alongside flavour profiles, suggestions for uses, and botanical analysis. Stunning photographs


depict de Kerros’s adventures sourcing pepper from Nepal, Cameroon, Indonesia, and Ethiopia, and acclaimed French chefs Didier Edon and Olivier Arlot contribute more than 40 recipes, all employing pepper. With more Erwann de Kerros is a spice hunter and avid

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than 200 photographs and botanical drawings,

traveller. His brand of spices, Terre Exotique,

this is the definitive guide to one of the most offers a wide range of spices of the highest quality. significant spices. Bénédicte Bortoli is a writer and editor who specialises in food and wine.

Château Cantemerle T H E P L AC E W H E R E B L AC K B I R D S S I N G ■ ■ BY VA L É R I E L A B A D I E   ■  P H OTO G R A P H S BY VA L É R I E L A B A D I E


S PECIFICATIONS 150 colour illustrations 192 pages

his book invites readers to discover an exceptional wine grown in the French region

of Bordeaux. Château Cantemerle, which has

286 × 241mm • 111/4 × 91/2"

been a vineyard since the Middle Ages, has a


unique history full of mystery and intrigue. To tell


its story, Valérie Labadie has created an original


narrative, combining her own insights with the


imagined memory of Baroness de Villeneuve, a


19th-century ancestor who signed the important

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Bordeaux Wine Official Classification documents in 1855. With 150 atmospheric photographs, Labadie takes a journey around the vineyard,

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revealing a mansion, mysterious shadowy cellars, and a romantic 200-acre park in which wine-lovers can be lost for hours. Including a detailed history of Cantemerle's wines, this beautiful book will seduce wine lovers as they

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Valérie Labadie is a French writer, film director,

drift through its pages, ideally with a glass of

and photographer.

Bordeaux in hand.


Architecture & Interior Design ▲  Christopher Bollen from The World of Apartamento

Nathan Turner’s I Love California D E S I G N A N D E N T E R TA I N I N G T H E W E S T C OA S T WAY ■ ■ BY N AT H A N T U R N E R S E LLING POINTS ■■ Author is a go-to for national media and TV outlets as an expert on decorating and entertaining and has a large

A famed interior design and lifestyle expert’s love letter to California

social media platform (52,000 followers on Instagram, 44,000 on Facebook, and 10,000 on Twitter) ■■ A unique guide to design and entertaining with a laid-back, effortless vibe ■■ Includes recipes for California comfort food and never-beforepublished interiors ■■ Author has strong brand relationships with Ralph Lauren Home, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Sur la Table, GOOP, Land Rover, and Visit California

S PECIFICATIONS 200 colour photographs 224 pages 267 × 216mm • 101/2 × 81/2" Hardcover


esigner Nathan Turner’s style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living. His first book introduced readers to

his casual American style and chic design sense. Now, he has written

a love letter to his home state in I Love California. This book is a


journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods


of northern San Francisco, to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to


the beaches of Southern California. Simple recipes and tips for enter-

LIFESTYLE ISBN 978-1-4197-2899-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2899-0 UK £30.00  US $40.00 54000

taining are featured alongside never-before-seen interiors. Lavish photographs capture the homes, people, and food of each unique location in glorious, sun-drenched detail. This book even includes Turner’s signature recipes for California comfort food, like his family’s

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Cioppino, Marinated Tri-tip Steak, Mexican Chocolate Cake, and more. More than just a design book, I Love California will appeal to all readers – whether they’re entertaining friends and dining with family, or just wishing to visit the sun-dappled coast. As Nathan says, ‘The


recipes and decor here are inspired by my home state, but really it’s a state of mind.’ Now, you can create this dreamy California lifestyle anywhere. Nathan Turner is the author of Nathan Turner’s American Style (Abrams, 2012). Turner is a regular entertaining expert on The Today

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Show, and his designs, parties, and products have been featured in major publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue, Domino, Town & Country, House Beautiful, Food & Wine, and more. He lives in Malibu.


The World of Apartamento ■ ■ BY O M A R S O S A , N AC H O A L E G R E , A N D M A R C O V E L A R D I

A celebration of 10 years of Apartamento, the boundary-pushing interiors and lifestyle magazine


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Published biannually, Apartamento circulates 45,000

partamento is widely recognised as today’s most influential interiors magazine. International,

copies in 49 countries. Online,

well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals

Apartamento has more than

who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks the traditional magazine boundaries

112,000 Instagram followers and

that separate home design from homeowner, and offers readers a glimpse inside the lived-in, often

64,000 Facebook followers

cluttered homes of celebrities and industry legends such as REM frontman Michael Stipe and indie

■■ The magazine has a devoted

screen queen Chloë Sevigny.

following of influential

The World of Apartamento is a celebration of the magazine’s 10th anniversary and features the

tastemakers like Tavi Gevinson,

best and most inspirational interiors from the publication’s pages. Like the magazine itself, the book is

Mel Ottenberg, Rose McGowan,

a carefully developed editorial mix – high-quality writing and beautiful photography – that communi-

and more

cates genuine stories and intimate moments. With more than 300 photographs and an eclectic mix of

■■ Awarded the prestigious Yellow

subjects like François Halard, Glenn O’Brien, Florence Welch, Paz de la Huerta, and more, the book is

Pencil Award and the best

an inspiring look at individual design choices.

complete magazine by D&AD (formerly British Design & Art

Apartamento was founded in 2008 by Nacho Alegre, Omar Sosa, and Marco Velardi, who spend time


between New York, Milan, and Berlin.

S PECIFICATIONS 300 colour photographs 320 pages 305 × 229mm • 12 × 9" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-2892-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2892-1 UK £45.00  US $60.00 56000 9 781419 728921

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Commune ISBN 978-1-4197-0963-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0963-0 UK £40.00  US $60.00 56000 9 781419 709630

The New Bohemians ISBN 978-1-61769-151-5 ISBN 978-1-61769-151-5 UK £21.99  US $35.00 53500

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The Selby Is in Your Place ISBN 978-0-8109-8486-8 ISBN 978-0-8109-8486-8 UK £22.99  US $37.50 5 3 5 0 0



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Coastal Blues M R S . H O WA R D ’ S G U I D E TO D E C O R AT I N G W I T H T H E C O LO R S O F T H E S E A A N D S K Y ■ ■ BY P H O E B E H O WA R D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Tranquil blue colour schemes

Designer Phoebe Howard shows you how to decorate with the beautiful, relaxed palette of the beach and how to give any space a charming, seaside atmosphere

have never been more popular, as consumers seek serenity and mindfulness ■■ Readers will love Howard’s foolproof colour advice and fresh colour palettes for creating chic, accessible style ■■ The coastal look has captured hearts; this book will charm and inspire interior design lovers who want to adopt its casual, everyday elegance

S PECIFICATIONS 175 colour photographs 272 pages 254 × 216mm • 10 × 81/2" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-2480-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2480-0 UK £26.99  US $35.00 53500


rom design expert (and interior design readers’ favourite) Phoebe Howard comes a new book

focused on decorating with beautiful blue colour schemes. Coastal Blues is a glorious decor book filled with inspiring images of beach houses, sea coast get­

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aways, vacation cottages, and luxurious seaside manors. It is also a hard-working how-to-get-the-look book that offers solid interior design and styling advice. Featuring brand-new, never-before-published projects, every page


reflects the ease and casual elegance of shoreline living. With chapters such as Sea Glass (brilliant blue colour schemes), Indigo Bay (true blue schemes), and Ocean Mist (pale blue schemes), Phoebe Howard shows design lovers how to make the coastal style modern, fresh, and very much their own.

Mrs. Howard, Room by Room ISBN 978-1-61769-168-3 ISBN 978-1-61769-168-3 UK £30.00  US $50.00 55000

Phoebe Howard opened her first store, Mrs. Howard, in Jacksonville, Florida, 20 years ago and now has stores in Georgia and North Carolina. Her stores, furnishings, and interiors reflect the essence of coastal style and

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Joy of Decorating ISBN 978-1-58479-961-0 ISBN 978-1-58479-961-0 UK £30.00  US $50.00 55000

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charm. Her work is routinely featured in House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Southern Accents, and Veranda. It has also appeared in Elle Decor, InStyle, and the New York Times. Phoebe resides in Jacksonville.



▲ From Loome Party

Rescue, Restore, Redecorate A M Y H O WA R D ’ S G U I D E TO R E F I N I S H I N G F U R N I T U R E A N D AC C E S S O R I E S ■ ■ BY A M Y H O WA R D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Amy Howard’s eponymous line of refinishing products is sold at more than 3,000 ACE hardware

Furniture restoration specialist and design guru Amy Howard offers foolproof how-to instructions and unique ideas for restoring heirlooms, antiques, and flea market finds

stores worldwide. Her 90,000+ social media followers subscribe to her YouTube channel and eagerly await her classes and appearances ■■ Now, mere mortals (like you and me) can use the techniques Howard uses to create our own masterpieces (for a fraction of the cost of antiques) ■■ Howard’s book merges the allure of flea market hunting guides with solid how-to information

S PECIFICATIONS 200 colour photographs 192 pages 239 × 184mm • 91/4 × 71/4" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-2901-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2901-0 UK £18.99  US $24.99 52499


hether you dream of restoring an heirloom to its former beauty, or just want to modernise a

flea market treasure, Amy Howard has the design and refinishing secrets you need. Here are all the furniture finishing recipes, techniques, and tips that have made

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Howard’s classes sold-out success stories, and made Howard herself the go-to guru of refinishing and ‘use what you have’ redecorating. Try your hand at unique painted and faux finishes, and experiment with gold leaf,


distressing, and marvellous graining effects. Along the way, you will learn a treasure trove of techniques, as Howard shares before-and-after makeovers from her studio and offers impeccable step-by-step instruction in all that is needed to achieve each look.

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Flea Market Fabulous ISBN 978-1-61769-095-2 ISBN 978-1-61769-095-2 UK £15.99  US $25.95 52595

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Amy Howard is a designer, teacher, and driving force in the world of home furnishings. Her dedication to the mantra ‘rescue, restore, redecorate’ is evident within the Amy Howard line of products. She is a regular contributor to Family Circle and Women’s Day magazines, and is also launching a furniture collection with F. Schumacher in 2017. Howard lives with her husband, Gene, in Memphis, Tennessee.


Japanese Stitches Unraveled 1 5 0 S T I TC H PAT T E R N S TO K N I T TO P D O W N , B OT TO M U P, B AC K A N D F O R T H , A N D I N T H E R O U N D ■ ■ BY W E N DY B E R N A R D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Japanese stitch and knittingpattern books are highly sought after, but are often expensive, difficult to track down, and

A groundbreaking treasury of 150 intricate Japanese stitch patterns to knit in four directions

challenging to use. This book offers clear instruction in Japanese knitting techniques and patterns ■■ Knitters love stitch dictionaries and they are willing to invest in reference books that teach core techniques

S PECIFICATIONS 500 colour photographs 288 pages 244 × 187mm • 95/8 × 73/8" Hardcover


RIGHTS: WORLD apanese stitch patterns are eye-catching and much sought after by devotees, but before now,

they often seemed out of reach, whether locked

behind Japanese-only instructions or tangled up in difficult-to-decipher illustrations. Japanese Stitches

PUB MONTH: MAY CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-2906-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2906-5 UK £22.99  US $29.99 52999 9 781419 729065

Unraveled offers 150 rare patterns inspired by these elusive and intricate Japanese stitch designs, along

ISBN 978-1-68335-218-1

with fully illustrated charts, familiar symbols, and clear instructions for every single stitch. Each stitch pattern


receives Bernard’s unique four-direction makeover – top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round. To showcase the knitting in action, Bernard also includes instructions for six garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting without a pattern. Wendy Bernard is the author of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, and the Custom Knits series. Her popular blog, Knit and

Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary ISBN 978-1-61769-099-0 ISBN 978-1-61769-099-0 UK £18.99  US $29.95 52995

Tonic (, has thousands of fans, and her knitwear patterns have been published everywhere, from Knitty and Stitch Diva Studios to Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines. She teaches top-down knitting on Creativebug, Craftsy, and via her DVD series (Interweave) . Bernard lives in Thousand Oaks, California.


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The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary ISBN 978-1-61769-195-9 ISBN 978-1-61769-195-9 UK £18.99  US $29.95 52995

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Loome Party 2 0 + T I N Y YA R N P R OJ E C T S TO M A K E F R O M YO U R S TA S H ■ ■ BY V I L A S I N E E B U N N AG

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Perfect for crafters eager to try a fun, new DIY tool, and for the

Everything you need to make pint-size, easy projects using your yarn stash and the unique patented Loome tool included in the book

engaged and enthusiastic fans of this up-and-coming brand ■■ The Loome tool makes it easy to create tassels, weavings, pom-poms, and other stylish, of-the-moment pieces quickly and easily with materials you already have in your stash ■■ The book is a great value – the tool (included in the book’s packaging) retails separately at £13

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oome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects

using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of

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creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome. Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colourful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you’ve got the hang of working with the tool, you’ll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and


playful projects – each developed by a guest designer – including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands. Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.

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Vilasinee Bunnag is the co-creator, designer, and creative director of Loome, a Brooklyn-based company that markets the Loome tool, an all-in-one fibre craft tool. She is an exuberant crafter, designer, and entrepreneur.


Craft the Rainbow 4 0 C O LO R F U L PA P E R P R OJ E C T S F R O M T H E H O U S E T H AT L A R S B U I LT ■ ■ BY B R I T TA N Y WAT S O N J E P S E N


The first book from design sensation Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built blog, featuring a rainbow of 40 paper projects to make, share, and love

■■ Brittany Jepsen is the go-to for craft lovers wishing to create outrageously gorgeous decorations with over-thetop charm ■■ The author’s 500,000+ social media fans rely on her for colourful projects that are contemporary and clever ■■ Beautifully photographed, Jepsen’s Technicolor, Alice-inWonderland images (in every colour you can imagine) are truly inspiring

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CRAFT hat began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went

viral has become a show-stopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and

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sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centrepieces, and more than you can imagine – all with nothing but the creative power


of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper – including tissue, crepe, card-stock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper – into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers ISBN 978-1-61769-100-3 ISBN 978-1-61769-100-3 UK £14.99  US $24.95 52495

Brittany Watson Jepsen’s The House That Lars Built is a lifestyle blog, design studio, and shop with an array of licensed product lines for home and entertaining. Her work has been featured on The Today Show; in the New York Times, Uppercase Magazine, UK Vogue; and on CNN. Jepsen lives in Provo, Utah.

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Craft a Life You Love I N F U S I N G C R E AT I V I T Y, F U N , A N D I N T E N T I O N I N TO YO U R E V E RY DAY ■ ■ BY A M Y TA N G E R I N E

S E LLING POINTS ■■ The perfect resource for anyone seeking more time and focus for

An inspiring guide to channelling creativity for a more fulfilling life, from the social media star known as Amy Tangerine

creativity, and for all who wish to better integrate creativity with everyday pursuits ■■ The author has a strong and engaged fan base, including more than 90,000 Instagram followers and 38,000 YouTube subscribers

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n Craft a Life You Love, readers will learn how to focus their creative energy and make things (and make

things happen) by implementing small – yet powerful­ –

changes in their everyday lives. In this memoir and hard-working handbook, creativity and craft maven Amy Tangerine shows readers how to find their flow, maintain a positive mindset, and cultivate a rich and fulfilling life by focusing on what truly matters. Chapters explore how to craft the soul, craft the right mindset, craft the right environment, craft good habits, rediscover your creative mojo, and maintain momentum, with each section offering exercises for taking your creative practice to the next level. For anyone who has felt disconnected from their creativity or has had trouble saving a space for their passions, Craft a Life You Love will teach you how to make time for creativity each and every day. Amy Tangerine teaches creative workshops all over the world. She has partnered with companies including Disney, Facebook, Target, Sanrio, and more, and she has a scrapbook line with American Crafts. She teaches online at Craftsy and Brit + Co. You can see more of her work at She lives in Culver City, California.

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▲ From The Timothy Leary Project

The Timothy Leary Project I N S I D E T H E G R E AT C O U N T E R C U LT U R E E X P E R I M E N T ■ ■ BY J E N N I F E R U L R I C H   ■   F O R E W O R D BY Z AC H L E A RY  ■   P R E FAC E BY M I C H A E L H O R O W I T Z

Explore the life and mind of Timothy Leary through his kaleidoscopic archive S E LLING POINTS ■■ The first look at Timothy Leary’s archive of largely unpublished correspondence and other papers ■■ LSD and other psychedelic drugs are of enduring interest to many readers

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he first collection of Timothy Leary’s (1920–1996) selected papers and correspondence opens a window on the ideas that

inspired the counterculture of the 1960s and the fascination with LSD


that continues to the present. The man who coined the phrase ‘turn

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on, tune in, drop out,’ Leary cultivated interests that ranged across experimentation with hallucinogens, social change and legal reform, and mysticism and spirituality, with a passion to determine what

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lies beyond our consciousness. Through Leary’s papers, the reader meets such key figures as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Marshall McLuhan, Aldous Huxley, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and Carl Sagan. Author Jennifer Ulrich organises this rich material into an annotated narrative of Leary’s adventurous life, an epic quest that had a lasting impact on American culture. Jennifer Ulrich is an archivist who spent more than a year working with Timothy Leary’s papers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City. Timothy Leary’s son Zach Leary is the host of the It’s All Happening podcast. He lives in Los Angeles. Michael Horowitz founded the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library of drug literature. He lives in Vancouver.

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A collection of vivid, searing personal essays by prominent refugee writers, edited by prize-winning and bestselling author Viet Thanh Nguyen S E LLING POINTS ■■ All royalties donated to the


International Rescue Committee, which is partnering with Abrams Press on this book ■■ Nguyen’s The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the ALA, among many other awards

S PECIFICATIONS 240 pages 210 × 140mm • 81/4 × 51/2" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH NON-FICTION •  ESSAYS • MEMOIR ISBN 978-1-4197-2948-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2948-5 UK £18.99  US $25.00 52500


n January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically

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cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year.

The American people spoke up, with protests, marches, donations, and lawsuits that quickly overturned the order. But the refugee caps remained. In The Displaced, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience. Featuring original essays by Ishmael Beah, Maaza Mengiste, Aleksander Hemon, Ariel Dorfman, Kao Kalia Yang, Chris Abani, Porochista Khakpour, and many others, The Displaced is an indictment of closing our doors, and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge. Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam in 1971. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, he and his family fled to the United States. The author of three books, Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles.


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Godforsaken Grapes A S L I G H T LY T I P S Y J O U R N E Y T H R O U G H T H E W O R L D O F S T R A N G E , O B S C U R E , A N D U N D E R - A P P R E C I AT E D W I N E S ■ ■ BY JA S O N W I L S O N

A lively exploration into the world of rare and obscure wine grapes, looking at why we drink what we drink and what we’re missing S E LLING POINTS ■■ A rich, multifaceted book that blends travel, history, and business


■■ Obscure grapes and wines from many of the regions covered here

‘A natural storyteller.’

are among the hottest trends in

– Wine Enthusiast

the wine world today

‘Funny, smart, and just irreverent

■■ Wilson is a well-connected

enough that you trust every

journalist and the editor for the

word he writes.’ –

Best American Travel Writing series

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here are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world – from auxerrois to zierfandler – but 80% of the wine we drink is made from only

20 grapes. In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be and takes the reader on a journey into what else is out there. From Switzerland, Austria, and Portugal through France and Italy, and back to the United States, Wilson delves into the rare and

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wonderful. Blending extensive travels in wine-producing regions and conversations with wine evangelists, cutting-edge hipster winemakers, and explorers on an obsessive hunt for the strangest grapes in the world, Godforsaken Grapes is an entertaining love letter to wine. Jason Wilson is an award-winning journalist and the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits. The series editor for Best American Travel Writing since its inception in 2000, Wilson has also written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, and many other magazines and newspapers. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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S E LLING POINTS ■■ Ruhlman is a New York Times–

A James Beard Award winner investigates the modern American supermarket to reveal how our food is sourced, marketed, and consumed

bestselling and James Beard Award–winning author ■■ He has been a judge on Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef and has appeared on Cooking Under Fire and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations ■■ This book comes at a time of mounting concern about the rise of obesity, confusion around special diets, and troublesome food production practices

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‘An illuminating journey.’


– Kirkus Reviews


‘Grocery might just change


rominently featured in the New York Times, the

the way you walk through the


Boston Globe, and The Atlantic, and on NPR and

supermarket aisles.’ – Bon Appétit

CBS This Morning, when first released in hardcover, Grocery has been praised by critics as ‘an illuminating

‘Deeply reported.’ – Time

journey through and behind the grocery store’ and

★ ‘Informative and

called ‘informative and inspiring.’ Ruhlman’s thoroughly

inspiring.’ – Booklist

researched examination of the grocery store and its

A− ‘[An] engaging exploration of

place in our ever-shifting food landscape, now available

the ways American eating habits

in paperback, is by turns personal, political, and practical

have changed over the past half

in its focus. His profile of the Cleveland-based family-run

century.’ – Entertainment Weekly

chain Heinen’s provides the perfect lens through which to examine our evolving attitudes about food and how these echo larger changes in American culture.

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‘[A] savory investigation . . .  engrossing.’ – Publishers Weekly ‘Grocery not only offers insights

Michael Ruhlman has collaborated on several

on how we produce, distribute

bestselling cookbooks, including The French Laundry

and buy food, but seeks ways

Cookbook, Bouchon, and Alinea. He is the author of

of understanding our changing

critically acclaimed books including The Soul of a

relationship with what we eat

Chef, The Elements of Cooking, Ratio, and Ruhlman’s

and how we get it.’ – ‘All Things

Twenty. Ruhlman has written about food and cooking

Considered,’ National Public Radio

for the New York Times, Gourmet, Food Arts, and other publications. He lives in New York City.


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▲ From Bygone Badass Broads

Brave Birds I N S P I R AT I O N O N T H E W I N G ■ ■ BY M AU D E W H I T E

An inspirational collection of 65 cut-paper birds paired with thoughtful meditations S E LLING POINTS ■■ White originally launched the

See Brave Birds Collection pages 136–137

Brave Bird project online and has an active, engaged community ■■ Combines two bestselling gift categories: Birding and Inspiration ■■ Stunning gift package and will merchandise beautifully with a complementary notecard line and journal from Noterie

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INSPIRATION • NATURE n Brave Birds, cut-paper artist and writer Maude White presents an entirely new collection of

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beautiful cut paper birds. Each composition reflects thousands of intricate cuts, lending an astounding level of texture to each bird, while remaining

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delicate and ethereal. Every bird is paired with a message of kindness and strength that uses the bird’s individual traits to encourage bravery and perseverance in the reader. Chapters include: Birds for Joy, Creativity, Patience, Kindness, Communication, Strength, Awareness, Action, and Transformation. Brave Birds is a gorgeous gift, with foil stamping and debossing that mimics White’s cut-paper art,


and appeals to bird lovers and anyone in need of artful inspiration. Maude White is a cut-paper artist living in New York State’s Hudson Valley. She has been featured online and in print, including features and articles in Urban Outfitters and Artvoice. She created the shadow theatre segment in Stefan Sagmeister’s film and her work has been showcased in international galleries.


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Bold St le from Around the World ABRAMS IMAGE’S STREET ST YLE SERIES

Paris Street Style STATIONE RY COLLEC TION Merci! Notecards ISBN 978-1-4197-1983-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1983-7 UK £10.99  US $14.95 51495 9 781419 719837

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Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic ISBN 978-1-4197-0681-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0681-3 UK £15.99  US $24.95 52495 9 781419 706813

Brooklyn Street Style: The No-Rules Guide to Fashion ISBN 978-1-4197-1795-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1795-6 UK £15.99  US $24.95 52495 9 781419 717956

Le Journal Journal ISBN 978-1-4197-1578-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1578-5 UK £9.99  US $12.95 51295

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Les Notebooks Notebook set ISBN 978-1-4197-1579-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1579-2 UK £9.99  US $12.95 51295

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Paris Street Style: Shoes ISBN 978-1-4197-1587-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1587-7 UK £15.99  US $24.95 52495 9 781419 715877


Berlin Street Style: A Guide to Urban Chic ISBN 978-1-4197-1257-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1257-9 UK £15.99  US $24.95 52495 9 781419 712579


Tokyo Street Style ■ ■ BY YO KO YAG I   ■  P H OTO G R A P H S BY TO H R U Y UA S A

A vibrant style manual that showcases an urban fashion mecca through hundreds of photographs and interviews with top tastemakers


okyo is home to a creative and daring street-style scene, rich with subcultures and shaped by constant motion. In Tokyo Street Style, fashion writer Yoko Yagi explores influential trends,

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Written and photographed by

covering an eclectic range of styles from kawaii cute to genderless looks, while designers, editors,

Japanese fashion insiders who

models, stylists, and other important personalities in the Tokyo fashion scene share their individual

have interviewed the most well-

approaches to style in interviews. Moving from a glimpse of the outrageous fashion found on the

known, exciting personalities in

streets of Harajuku to everyday-chic work and weekend attire, this comprehensive guide offers a

the Tokyo fashion scene

lively overview of an extraordinary urban culture with a rich collection of inspirational photographs

■■ More than 200 original

and practical guidance for cultivating Tokyo style, no matter where you live. Concluding with a

photographs showcase the

curated selection of the best boutiques and vintage stores, along with some of the most fashionable

vibrant city and its incredible

places to eat and drink, Tokyo Street Style is a colourful look-book and travel guide filled with insight


from Japan’s most fascinating tastemakers.

■■ The next book in the Street Style series, in the tradition of the

Yoko Yagi is a fashion editor and writer who has worked with the well-known women’s fashion

bestselling Paris Street Style

magazine SOEN and Bunka Publishing Bureau’s editorial department. Tohru Yuasa is a fashion photographer who is a regular contributor to GQ, ELLE a table, ELLE Decor, UOMO (Shueisha) and dancyu. Yagi and Yuasa are both graduates of Bunka Fashion College and currently live in Tokyo.

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Dress Like a Woman W O R K I N G W O M E N A N D W H AT T H E Y W O R E ■ ■ BY A B R A M S B O O K S  ■  E S S AYS BY VA N E S S A F R I E D M A N A N D R OX A N E G AY

S E LLING POINTS ■■ A feminist gift in the vein of the New York Times bestseller Why I March, which has netted more than 53,000 copies ■■ Includes 300 photographs from the late 19th century through

A visual exploration of women in the workplace and what they have worn

present day ■■ Published at a time of increased interest in women’s issues, gender politics, and workplace inequality ■■ Publication will coincide with Women’s History Month

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t a time in which a woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge,

and more, what does it mean to dress like a woman?

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sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes 300 incredible photographs that illustrate how women’s roles have changed over the last century. The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. There are some familiar faces, including trailblazers Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of


ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and feminist writer Roxane Gay, Dress Like a Woman offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and dress in the workplace.

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Vanessa Friedman is the fashion director and chief fashion critic at the New York Times. Roxane Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger.


Bygone Badass Broads 5 2 F O R G OT T E N W O M E N W H O C H A N G E D T H E W O R L D ■ ■ BY M AC K E N Z I L E E   ■  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY P E T R A E R I K S S O N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Lee’s Bygone Badass Broads Twitter threads get tens of thousands of likes and retweets ■■ The cross section of feminism

Meet history’s most fascinating forgotten women

and pop culture has seen huge success in recent years ■■ The publication is timed to tie into Women’s History Month

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ased on Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series

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of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52

remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and

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witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us. Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels This Monstrous Thing and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, as well as the forthcoming The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (2018) and Semper Augustus (2019). She currently calls Boston home, where she works as an independent bookstore manager.


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My Chickens and I ■ ■ BY I S A B E L L A R O S S E L L I N I   ■   P H OTO G R A P H S BY PAT R I C E C A S A N OVA

Acclaimed actress Isabella Rossellini shares her excitement for raising heritage-breed chickens S E LLING POINTS ■■ Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, is an internationally famous model, actress, and filmmaker who is pursuing graduate studies in animal behaviour ■■ Raising chickens is an increasingly popular pastime, from rural family farms to urban homesteads ■■ Combines portraits of Rossellini’s chickens with her own charming hand-drawn illustrations, while offering fascinating information about backyard chicken rearing ■■ Abrams has an excellent track record selling chicken-themed titles

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n this delightful illustrated book, actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini shares her new-found

passion for raising chickens. When a cardboard car-

112 pages

ton dotted with air holes arrived at her door, Rossellini

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expected to welcome 38 yellow chicks to her Long

Hardcover with jacket

Island farm. Much to her surprise, her newly hatched


brood included a diverse mix of heritage breeds – a


discovery that prompted further research into the

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traits, behaviour, and history of each one. Perfectly capturing the fine-feathered glory and surprising intelligence of these spirited backyard birds, My Chickens and I pairs Patrice Casanova’s photographs

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with Rossellini’s wry observations, fun facts, and hand-drawn illustrations.


Isabella Rossellini is an actress, filmmaker, and philanthropist known for her roles in such films as David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart, Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci’s Big Night, and Peter Weir’s Fearless. Isabella is also the author and director of the book and short film series Green Porno. She lives

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on Long Island. Patrice Casanova is a French-born portrait photographer whose past subjects have included Jessica Lange, Brooke Shields, Patti Hansen, and others. He lives on Long Island.


Fifty Places to Run Before You Die ■ ■ BY C H R I S S A N T E L L A S E LLING POINTS

The bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a globe-trotting guide to the best and most beautiful places to run, as recommended by running insiders

■■ The Fifty Places series has sold more than 500,000 copies combined ■■ Running is a hugely popular sport, with millions participating each year in events such as the London Marathon ■■ Covers some of the most popular running destinations and road races throughout the world ■■ Features tips on when to go, where to stay, and how to prepare, plus online resources ■■ The perfect gift for serious and aspiring runners

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ISBN 978-1-4197-2912-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2912-6 UK £18.99  US $24.99 52499 ifty Places to Run Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated collection of the most exhilarating run-

ning courses in the world. Featuring a balance of popular

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races (marathons, 10Ks, and endurance runs) and scenic trails off the beaten path, as well as interviews with


accomplished runners and leaders of respected running organisations, this book divulges the details that make each venue unique – and plenty of tips for those who aspire to run there. Readers will discover events and courses both national and international, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc in France, the New York City Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run, the Grand Canyon, the Dolomites in Italy, and the Great Ocean Road Marathon in Australia. Fifty Places to Run Before You Die is an essential travel companion for runners of all levels seeking to conquer new terrain while breaking personal records.

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Chris Santella is the author of 13 other titles in the Fifty Places series. A freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon, he contributes regularly to the New York Times and


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Wonderbook T H E I L LU S T R AT E D G U I D E TO C R E AT I N G I M AG I N AT I V E F I C T I O N ( R E V I S E D A N D E X PA N D E D ) ■ ■ BY J E F F VA N D E R M E E R

S E LLING POINTS ■■ The first edition of Wonderbook


sold more than 44,000 copies. VanderMeer’s previous Abrams


Image title, The Steampunk Bible, has sold more than 71,000 copies

An expanded edition of the highly successful and beautifully illustrated writing companion

■■ Amazing top-tier contributors include George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Karen Joy Fowler, and more ■■ The author’s profile has grown with the success of his bestselling Southern Reach trilogy, which is being adapted for the big screen by Hollywood producing giant Scott Rudin and set to release in the US in February 2018

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onderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an

accessible, example-rich approach that emphasises the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-colour drawings, maps, renderings, and visualisations


to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book


features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest

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names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler. For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 32 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object. Jeff VanderMeer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books including novels and fiction anthologies. He has won the Nebula Award, the British Fantasy Award, and, three times, the World Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. He is the co-founder and assistant director of Shared Worlds, a unique fantasy and science fiction writing camp for teenagers. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship) H O W TO T U R N YO U R B O OT Y C A L L I N TO YO U R E M E R G E N C Y C O N TAC T ■ ■ BY E M I LY A X F O R D A N D B R I A N M U R P H Y S E LLING POINTS ■■ After producing online videos that have garnered more than 100 million views, the authors were offered their own show, Hot Date, which is being produced by Will Arnett and debuts on the

Hilarious instructions for achieving a stable romantic relationship from a professionally funny couple who did it themselves

cable network Pop in 2017 ■■ An army of comedy-world friends will mobilise for the book’s promotion ■■ A funny book about relationships – written by an actual husband and wife – will appeal to the media ■■ The book is highly giftable with its graphs, flowcharts, and twocolour interior design



10 2-colour illustrations ho better to write a very humorous manual about evolving modern relationships than two

CollegeHumor veterans and viral-video stars who happen to be a real-life husband-and-wife team? With candour, bite, and charm, HEY, U UP? takes readers on an eight-chapter journey through the trials of hooking up to the foibles of marriage, and combines the authors’ prescriptive advice with the unfolding story of their own relationship. HEY, U UP? tackles all the milestones of relationships today – both glorious and embarrassing – with sections ranging from

‘How to Ask Someone Out After You’ve Slept with Them’ all

224 pages 203 × 152mm • 8 × 6" Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH HUMOUR • RELATIONSHIPS ISBN 978-1-4197-2914-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2914-0 UK £11.99  US $15.99 51599 9 781419 729140

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the way to ‘Establish Your Family as the Christmas Family by Turning Your Significant Other Against Their Own Parents.’ In addition to the laugh-out-loud essays, lists, questionnaires, and even flowcharts further enliven the pages.


Emily Axford’s pieces have been featured in McSweeney’s and The Onion and she has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and The Colbert Report. Brian Murphy is the founding editor of and the co-creator of the Dinosaur Office video series for Nintendo. They both appear on TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything. Based in Los Angeles, they are the writers and stars of the show Hot Date for the cable network Pop.

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Hey Ladies! T H E S TO RY O F 8 B E S T F R I E N D S , 1 Y E A R , A N D WAY, WAY TO O M A N Y E M A I L S ■ ■ BY M I C H E L L E M A R KO W I T Z A N D C A R O L I N E M O S S  ■  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY C A R O LY N B A H A R

A hilarious tale of friendship in the big city for anyone who’s ever started an email to a group of friends with the familiar refrain, ‘Hey ladies!’ S E LLING POINTS ■■ The book is based off of a popular column in The Toast ■■ The friendships in the book are immediately recognisable and laugh-out-loud funny ■■ Both authors are incredibly


ased on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-outloud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one

year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man. The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. There’s Nicole, who’s always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. There’s Katie, the self-important

media savvy and will be pivotal in

budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And there’s Jen, the DIY

marketing and publicity plans

suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognise your own friends, and even yourself. Michelle Markowitz is a writer and producer. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Hairpin, Fast Company, Jezebel, and New York Magazine, and on The Today Show, Good Morning


America, MTV, and more. Caroline Moss is the creative director at CNBC. She has written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Racked, The Hairpin, and more. They both live in New York City.

30 2-colour illustrations 256 pages 203 × 152mm • 8 × 6" Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL HUMOUR • POP CULTURE •  FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-2913-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2913-3 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729133

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Gentlemen, Behave! MANNERS FOR THE MODERN MAN ■ ■ BY DAV I D C O G G I N S  ■  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY C H R I S TO P H E R D e LO R E N ZO S E LLING POINTS ■■ Features sidebars and commentary from some of the most respected men in fashion, style, and etiquette, including leading voices on style, travel,

From the New York Times bestselling author of Men and Style comes a witty primer on manners for the modern man

and writing ■■ Provides a contemporary look at what it means to be a gentleman in the age of social media ■■ A smart design, original illustrations, and a perfect package make this book the ideal gift for any man seeking to perfect his manners

S PECIFICATIONS 25 2-colour illustrations 192 pages 203 × 135mm • 8 × 55/16" Hardcover


RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH oday’s man may know how to dress with style, but does he know how to behave? Though the rules of civility have

changed along with the world, Gentlemen, Behave! Manners for the Modern Man believes in manners. This book doesn’t

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tell you which fork to use or how to write a thank you note. But it is going to remind you of basic, respectful rules you may have forgotten or have chosen to ignore. Comprised of

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essays, interviews, and lists of guidelines for men of all ages, this book provides an honest, playful, and humorous look at the conflicted state of manners today. Subjects that may fluster today’s man – such as tipping, toasting, texting, grooming, dating, office behaviour, and home decor – are explored with Coggins’s signature wit and humour. With humorous illustrations and contributions from some of


today’s male style icons, Gentleman, Behave! makes the case for being the man who offers the best seat to his companion, who knows when to pick up the tab, and who remembers to do what’s right even if it isn’t always rewarded. David Coggins is the author of the New York Times bestseller Men and Style. He has written about style, design, and manners for numerous publications, including Esquire and the Wall Street Journal. He is a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler and lives in New York City.

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Worn in New York 6 5 S A R TO R I A L M E M O I R S O F T H E C I T Y ■ ■ BY E M I LY S P I VAC K

A cultural history of New York City told through the clothes we wear S E LLING POINTS ■■ The follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Worn Stories, which was published in August 2014 to major critical acclaim ■■ Includes contributions from cultural figures and talented storytellers like Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys, Lena Dunham, Gay Talese, Fab 5 Freddy, and Dick Cavett, along with an astronaut, a taxi driver, and New York’s first female firefighter ■■ Author is well-connected in the art and fashion communities; she is a columnist for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, is the creator of the Smithsonian’s fashion blog, and is currently at work on a series for NPR

S PECIFICATIONS 65 colour photographs 176 pages 241 × 178mm • 9½ × 7" Hardcover


very item of clothing we wear has a story behind it and a memory connected to it. That’s especially true in New York City. Whether

we’ve lived here our whole lives or visited for one day, the moment we


walk out the door onto the streets of New York, our experiences get


mapped onto or absorbed into our clothing. Our jeans get splashed with


muck from a passing bus. We straighten a rumpled suit in the elevator

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ride to an important job interview. Our shoes get trampled in a crowded subway car. Worn in New York captures the unique cultural history of New York, its changing climate, temper, and tone, and its irrepressible

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vitality, by paying tribute to these well-worn clothes and the people they adorned. Artists, writers, musicians, fashion designers, and everyday New Yorkers contribute first-person accounts paired with photographs of their favourite items of clothing. Here you’ll find the shorts worn to accompany Andy Warhol to Area nightclub, the leather bomber jacket worn as protection while driving a taxi, the wine-stained jumpsuit worn to the Met Gala, and the shoes worn to walk every single block of New York City. The treasured garments included in Worn in New York are compelling – regardless of where you live or what you wear. Emily Spivack is an artist, writer, and editor. She writes a recurring column for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, New York, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. She lives in Brooklyn.

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▲ From The Bridge

The Bridge H O W T H E R O E B L I N G S C O N N E C T E D B R O O K LY N TO N E W YO R K ■ ■ BY P E T E R J . TO M A S I   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S A R A D U VA L L S E LLING POINTS ■■ The Brooklyn Bridge is an icon and a perennially favourite subject and tourist attraction

The inspirational story of the Roebling family and their creation of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge comes to life in this original graphic novel

■■ The first illustrated narrative non-fiction graphic novel about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge – perfect for history buffs ■■ Peter J. Tomasi is a well-known figure in the comics community, having edited countless comics for DC Comics in his 25-year career and written over 500 comic books ■■ Emily Roebling’s contributions to the Brooklyn Bridge’s construction have made her a symbol for women in STEM

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ore than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most

extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn

and New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction. Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his place running the


work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project, and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians. In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of

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the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before. Peter J. Tomasi is a former editor at DC Comics and a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in New York. Sara Duvall is an Eisner-nominated Latina comics artist. A cartooning graduate from the School of Visual Arts, Duvall is the artist for the web comic Deja Brew. She lives in Renton, Washington.


The Best We Could Do A N I L LU S T R AT E D M E M O I R ■ ■ BY T H I B U I S E LLING POINTS ■■ National Bestseller in the US ■■ Selected as a Best of 2017 by The A.V. Club, Booklist, Vulture, Yahoo!, and Paste ■■ 4 starred reviews – Booklist, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness ■■ An ABA Indies Introduce Winter/ Spring 2017 Selection ■■ A Summer 2017 Indie Next Selection ‘A book to break your heart and heal it.’  – Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize– winning author of The Sympathizer ‘Feels like one of the first great works of socially relevant comics art of the Trump era.’ – Vulture

S PECIFICATIONS 2-colour illustrations throughout 344 pages 229 × 165mm • 9 × 61/2" Paperback with flaps


RIGHTS: WORLD ow in paperback, revised and expanded to


include an illustrated timeline and an illustrated


conversation between Thi Bui and Viet Thanh Nguyen, Bui’s critically acclaimed and beautifully illustrated story of her family’s journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam

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to their new lives in America. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and family, Bui documents the difficulties immigrants face as they build new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: adjusting to life as a first-time mother. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, The Best We Could Do examines

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the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home, providing inspiration to all who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past. Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and legal studies and at one point wanted to be a civil rights lawyer, but became a public school teacher instead. Bui lives in Berkeley, California, with her son, her husband, and her mother. The Best We Could Do is her debut graphic novel.

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My Friend Dahmer ( M OV I E T I E - I N E D I T I O N ) ■ ■ BY D E R F B AC K D E R F  ■   I N T R O D U C T I O N BY M A R C M E Y E R S

The US bestseller now a major motion picture S E LLING POINTS ■■ The film adaptation of My Friend


Dahmer will be released in the US in November 2017 ■■ Includes an introduction by


director Marc Meyers and 16 pages of movie photos, including behind-the-scenes stills and storyboards

‘A well-told, powerful story. Backderf is quite skilled in using comics to tell

■■ Tie-in cover featuring Ross Lynch

this tale of a truly weird and sinister

as Jeffrey Dahmer

1970s adolescent world.’ – R. Crumb

■■ My Friend Dahmer was a

‘ASTOUNDING.’ – Lev Grossman, Time

US bestseller ■■ Won the ALA/YALSA Alex Award


in 2013 and 2015

Named a BEST OF 2012 by Time, The Village Voice, A.V. Club,


comiXology, Boing Boing, Publishers

Black-and-white illustrations and

Weekly, MTV Geek, and more!

16 page colour signature 240 pages 235 × 152mm • 91/4 × 6" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER 2017 COMICS • BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-2755-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2755-9 UK £9.99  US $19.99 51999 9 781419 727559



his new paperback edition coincides with the release of the movie adaptation My Friend Dahmer and includes a full-colour selection of

movie photos. You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer – the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper – seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who

committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, Dahmer was a much

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more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and


original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a

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man struggling against the morbid urges emanating

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surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young from the deep recesses of his psyche – a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and readers will never forget. Derf Backderf is the bestselling author of Trashed and the recipient of the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for political cartooning.

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His weekly comic strip, The City, appeared in more than one hundred newspapers over the past ­t wenty-two years. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

▲ From Hero vs. Villain


Llamaphones ■ ■ BY JA N I K C OAT

From the bestselling series comes a board book introducing homophones to early learners

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Successful series: Like its series companions, this book offers young readers innovative, smart content ■■ Distinguished art and design: The clean, bright images simplify the challenging spelling element of homophones ■■ Under-published concept: Understanding homophones is an essential literacy skill for young readers ■■ Novelty features: Smartly integrated touch-and-feel elements offer engaging surprises that bring the content to life

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 36 pages 222 × 203mm • 83/4 × 8" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2827-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2827-3 UK £11.99  US $15.99 51599 9 781419 728273


Hippopposites ISBN 978-1-4197-0151-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0151-1 UK £9.99  US $15.95 51595 9 781419 701511

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lamaphones, Janik Coat’s much-anticipated follow-up to Hippopposites and Rhymoceros, features witty words that sound the same but are spelled differently – and have different

meanings. Like the other books in the series, this one features surprising novelties, including a touch-

and-feel element, making homophones an easy and fun concept to learn. Janik Coat is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She works extensively with agencies, collectives, and various French publishers. She is a frequent guest speaker at fine art schools and regularly exhibits her work in galleries. She currently resides in Paris, France.


Hero vs. Villain A BOOK OF OPPOSITES


■ ■ BY T. N AT F U L L E R 


■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY A L E X E B E N M E Y E R

■■ Popular subject: Superheroes are

A superhero-themed book of opposites

a favourite theme among all age groups, making Hero vs. Villain the perfect book for cool parents who want to give their kids the superhero experience without buying branded books ■■ Developmental: Understanding opposites is a vital preliteracy skill for this age group; Hero vs. Villain offers opportunities for vocabulary building and discussions about right versus wrong ■■ Unique content: Abandoning typical pairs of opposites, this book cleverly broadens the scope with unexpected vocabulary and a slight narrative ■■ Playful art: Playful, colourful, and sophisticated, this book adds something new to the market

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 16 pages 178 × 178mm • 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2825-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2825-9 UK £5.99  US $7.995 0 7 9 9 9 781419 728259

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE ero vs. Villain is a gently irreverent book of opposites with a slight narrative that plays on the popularity of benign villains and superheroes. The adversarial relationship makes

heroes and villains the perfect stars for a book about opposites. But can sworn enemies learn to be friends? Alex Eben Meyer is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who has worked for Parents, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time, and BuzzFeed. This is his first children’s book.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Entire series eligible for backlist o ffer! Ask your rep for details. Alphablock ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 709364

Block Box ISBN 978-1-4197-2818-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2818-1 UK £33.00  US $50.00 55000 9 781419 728181


Countablock ISBN 978-1-4197-1374-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1374-3 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 713743

Cityblock ISBN 978-1-4197-2189-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2189-2 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 721892

Dinoblock ISBN 978-1-4197-1674-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1674-4 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 716744

Buildablock ISBN 978-1-4197-2569-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2569-2 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 725692


TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY Star Wars Block OV E R 1 0 0 W O R D S F O R FA N S ■ ■ I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E S K I M O

Tour the Star Wars universe in the sixth title in the bestselling Block Book series


S E LLING POINTS ■■ The force of Star Wars: Recognisable worldwide, the Star Wars brand offers new films through 2020 ■■ Distinct content: Showcases popular locations, characters, and words every Star Wars fan should know ■■ Successful series: Acclaim and sales of Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, and Cityblock continue to exceed expectations ■■ Gift appeal: An excellent gift for Star Wars fans of every age ■■ Original art style: Renowned British illustration and design team Peskimo brings originality and edge to a popular category

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 96 pages 159 × 133mm • 61/4 × 51/4" Hardcover with novelty RIGHTS: US/CAN/AUS/NZ/UK ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2831-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2831-0 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 728310


he world of Star Wars is rich with content, from its iconic characters to its stunning locations.


This sixth title in the Abrams Block Book series takes readers on a tour through Star Wars

featuring popular characters and moments from all films up to and including Rogue One. As in

previous Block Book titles, Star Wars Block includes die-cut shapes on every spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Additionally, each spread features important words every Star Wars fan, from the littlest Skywalker to the most seasoned Kenobi, should know. Peskimo is a husband-and-wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, England.

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Mama, Is It Summer Yet? ■ ■ BY N I K K I M c C LU R E

A beautiful book about appreciating the changing seasons from Nikki McClure – now in board book!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Talented author and artist: Nikki McClure’s cut paper art is environmentally conscious and compelling ■■ Highly praised artist: Kirkus said her ‘illustrations make such nebulous concepts as hope and renewal accessible to young readers’; Publishers Weekly said children will enjoy ‘the tenderness of McClure’s images,’ and the Chicago Tribune said her illustrations have a ‘striking specialness to them’ ■■ Eco-friendly: Printed on recycled materials, as fans of Nikki McClure’s books appreciate ■■ Timely release: Publishes in time for spring and summer promotions, when nature mirrors the world of the book

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n this charming book, one little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive. He keeps asking, ‘Mama, is it summer yet?’ Mama responds saying, ‘Not yet,’ but there are plenty of signs that indicate spring is

changing into summer: The earth is soft and there are seeds to plant, birds singing, ducklings in the pond, and pink blossoms blooming. The young boy even wears his bathing suit and carries a beach pail in preparation, but will it ever be summer? The text is a wonderful celebration of the change of seasons and showcases Nikki’s images of nature and the joys of family and community.

All in a Day ISBN 978-1-4197-2612-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2612-5 UK £5.99  US $8.955 0 8 9 5

Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996. She is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including To Market, To Market, In, and How to Be a Cat.

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The fourth and final book in this beautiful pop-up board book series about the seasons

■■ Perennial favourite: Books about the seasons are favourites for young children and parents ■■ Bestselling author: David A. Carter’s pop-up and board books have sold millions of copies worldwide ■■ High-concept novelty: This artistically driven, high-concept book about the seasons is a wonderful addition to the Appleseed list ■■ Great for summer promotions: An affordable book for seasonal bookstore promotions

S PECIFICATIONS Colour pop-up illustrations throughout 12 pages 178 × 178mm • 7 × 7" Hardcover with novelty RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2832-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2832-7 UK £10.99  US $14.99 51499 9 781419 728327


Spring ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7 UK £8.99  US $14.95 51495


ust in time for summer, this is the fourth and final book in the David Carter pop-up book series about the seasons. Each spread has a brief verse and depicts flora and fauna commonly found

during the summer months. Pictures of strawberries, tomatoes, chipmunks, and more are labelled with simple text, making the book easy for very young readers to understand and enjoy. David A. Carter is an American author and illustrator. He is best known for his pop-up books for both children and adults. David Carter’s Bugs series has sold more than six million copies. He lives in Auburn, California. Visit Carter at

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Autumn ISBN 978-1-4197-2535-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2535-7 UK £9.99  US $14.95 51495

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Winter ISBN 978-1-4197-1823-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7 UK £8.99  US $14.95 51495

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Over 500,000 copies sold of the PRAISE FOR THE GROWING HEARTS SERIES

★ ‘A must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing.’ – Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ ‘Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement.’  – Publishers Weekly, starred review EXPRESSING FEELINGS


The bestselling

Collect them all!

Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development.

In My Heart ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 713101

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Brave As Can Be ISBN 978-1-4197-1923-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1923-3 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695

All My Treasures ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695

In My Room ISBN 978-1-4197-2644-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2644-6 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695

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Hello in There! ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695

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bestselling Growing Hearts series! AGES 2 TO 4 PICTURE BOOK

With My Daddy



■■ Bestselling team: The Growing

■ ■ BY J O W I T E K   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY C H R I S T I N E R O U S S E Y

By the team behind mega-bestseller In My Heart, an ode to dads for Father’s Day

Hearts series has sold over 500,000 copies to date ■■ Whimsical illustrations: Christine Roussey’s appealing illustrations have been popular across accounts ■■ Father’s Day promotion: This loving text from a daughter to her dad will make the perfect Father’s Day gift ■■ Appealing package: A die-cut cover, embossed interior spreads, and beautiful illustrations make for a high-end, giftable package

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 34 pages 267 × 254mm • 10½ × 10" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2822-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2822-8 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 728228


little girl honours her dad and all the fun they have together in this sweet companion to In My Heart. Our spunky heroine loves spending time with her dad. They ride bikes and swim in

the pool! They can imagine exciting adventures, or just lounge around on a hot day. Being with her dad makes her feel safe and comforted, strong and powerful. She can confront the neighbour’s dog and get thrown up in the air! And when she gets too scared, or too angry, nothing calms her down better than a big hug from dad. This addition to the bestselling Growing Hearts series will make an appealing gift for Father’s Day. Jo Witek and Christine Roussey are the author/illustrator team of Hello in There, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, All My Treasures, and In My Room. Jo Witek is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She has published several books in France, where she lives. Christine Roussey is an illustrator and works in advertising and with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris, France.


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A debut board book featuring a world of hidden magic and rich vocabulary

■■ Vocabulary development: First word books are essential as toddlers prepare for reading, and Frankie’s Magical Day includes a rich, playful vocabulary of words like unicorn, glitter, planets, and motorcycle ■■ Charming illustrations: Michelle Romo’s bold style will entrance little ones as they learn new words for a range of objects and places, both real and imaginary ■■ Seek-and-find: There is something hidden on every page! ■■ Large format: Frankie’s Magical Day introduces challenging vocabulary words in an accessible context

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 20 pages 305 × 254mm • 12 × 10" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2824-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2824-2 UK £9.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 728242

ISBN 978-1-68335-275-4


harmingly illustrated by Michele Romo, Frankie’s Magical Day is a first word book that introduces a mix of the unconventional and everyday terms. Featuring everything from a post

office and a castle to a bunny bandit and a unicorn, this fun-filled book includes a seek-and-find item on every page and contains hundreds of objects and places clearly labelled to help little readers expand their growing vocabularies. Michelle Romo is on an endless pursuit of drawing blobs with faces, cats in sweaters, and monsters who would really like to hug you. In addition to creating the Crowded Teeth universe, featuring artistic merchandise, Michelle has collaborated with Disney, Sanrio, the Land of Nod, the Flaming Lips, and many more on a variety of projects. She lives in Chicago.

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A C E L E B R AT I O N O F B A B I E S ■ ■ BY R O B I E H . H A R R I S   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY N ATA S C H A R O S E N B E R G

Who’s that? Babies and all the people they love, that’s who!


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Developmental: Who? highlights the relationship between babies and their loved ones in an accessible way ■■ Successful author: Robie H. Harris has authored several bestselling children’s books about growing up and the facts of life, including It’s Not the Stork! and It’s Perfectly Normal. Her books have sold over 200,000 copies ■■ Diverse and inclusive: Who? features many kinds of people and families

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 20 pages 203 × 203mm • 8 × 8" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2834-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2834-1 UK £5.99  US $7.995 0 7 9 9 9 781419 728341

ISBN 978-1-68335-270-9



ho? A baby! That’s you, baby, you! That’s who! Who? explores the relationships babies form with the people and things they love the most. The text’s repetitive verse and melodic voice

will captivate babies and toddlers and draw them into the sounds and images of the book. Robie H. Harris is the author of several picture books, including It’s So Amazing and It’s Perfectly

Normal, two of the American Library Association’s Most Challenged Books of the twenty-first century. She lives in Boston. Natascha Rosenberg is a freelance illustrator. You can find her work in children’s books and in magazines, CD covers, and exhibits. She was the Selected Illustrator in the 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Natascha lives in Spain.


Who Loves Me? ISBN 978-1-4197-2577-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2577-7 UK £6.99  US $8.955 0 8 9 5 9 781419 725777

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Snuggle the Baby ISBN 978-1-4197-1124-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1124-4 UK £7.99  US $12.95 51299 9 781419 711244


Babar’s Little Girl ISBN 978-1-4197-0340-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0340-9 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 703409



■ ■ BY H E L LO ! LU C K Y


My Mom Is Magical

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Striking illustrations: Beautifully designed and featuring silly puns, My Dad Is Amazing and My Mom Is Magical encourages fun-loving interactions between kids and parents ■■ Unique approach: Silly puns and colourful illustrations offer a new look at a popular subject – mums and dads ■■ Holiday gifts: These two fun‑loving books are the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day! ■■ Unique and growing brand: Hello!Lucky’s presence is quickly growing at boutiques and specialty shops

My Dad Is Amazing

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 24 pages 178 × 178mm • 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD My Mom Is Magical ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1 UK £9.99  US $7.995 0 7 9 9 9 781419 729621

ISBN 978-1-68335-271-6 PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY My Dad Is Amazing ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4 UK £9.99  US $7.995 0 7 9 9


y Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing, featuring a mythical

yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are.

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ISBN 978-1-68335-272-3 PUB MONTH: MAY

Hello!Lucky is a letterpress greeting-card brand that has been rolling out swoon-worthy designs since 2003. It was always in the cards for sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, who love to push the envelope and enjoy nothing better than a good pun. The sibling duo has spent the last 11 years mastering the craft and placing Hello!Lucky in stores worldwide. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.


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Whose Boat? ■ ■ BY TO N I B U Z Z E O   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY TO M F R O E S E

Learn about boats and their captains in this stylish guessing-game board book

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New take on a popular theme: Books on boats are loved by little ones, but this one uniquely features the authentic names of workers on and the different parts of a boat ■■ Bestselling author: Toni Buzzeo’s One Cool Friend is a New York Times bestseller ■■ Engaging novelty feature: The gatefolds create a playful guessing game for young readers ■■ Successful series: The series’ companion books, Whose Tools? and Whose Truck? have sold more than 50,000 copies!

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 16 pages 191 × 191mm • 71/2 × 71/2" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2835-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2835-8 UK £6.99  US $9.99 50999 9 781419 728358

ISBN 978-1-68335-311-9

Smoke billows up. Cool water flows. Whose boat is that? Do you know?



his non-fiction ode to boats features six kinds of workers and their boats – a patrol boat, a tugboat, a car ferry, a lobster boat, a lifeboat, and a fireboat – with important parts properly labelled. The

answer to each inquiring refrain lies under a gatefold, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game. With lyrical (and factual!) text by New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo, and the stylised

art of Tom Froese, this sturdy board book is perfect for curious and playful young readers.

Whose Truck? ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6 UK £5.99  US $9.955 0 9 9 5 9 781419 716126

Whose Tools? ISBN 978-1-4197-1431-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1431-3 UK £5.99  US $9.955 0 9 9 5

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Toni Buzzeo’s first two books in the series, Whose Tools? and Whose Truck?, have sold more than fifty thousand copies. Toni is the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller One Cool Friend, as well as many other books for children. A former elementary school librarian and secondary teacher, she now presents at schools, national and international library and reading conferences, and in district and regional staff development trainings. Buzzeo lives with her husband in Arlington, Massachusetts. Tom Froese is a commercial artist. His work can be seen in retail stores and publications including Monocle, Harvard Business Review, and Wired UK. He lives in Canada.





Let’s Visit New York (A microCITIES Book)

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author: Christopher Franceschelli’s Block series has garnered critical acclaim. Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock continue to exceed all expectations, with the series having already sold over 500,000 copies! ■■ Strong subject matter: More than 50 percent of the world lives in urban areas. These books offer glimpses of New York and Paris life ■■ Unique format: Readers will be delighted by the map of iconic locations before taking a charming tour of New York City

Let’s Visit Paris

or Paris

(A microCITIES Book) S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 46 pages 108 × 178mm • 41/4 × 7" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY

Let’s Visit New York (A microCities Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2829-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2829-7 UK £9.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 728297


rom bestselling author Christopher Franceschelli comes Let’s Visit New York and Let’s Visit Paris,

Let’s Visit Paris (A microCities Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2830-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2830-3 UK £9.99  US $12.99 51299

board books about the most visited cities in the world. Each book opens with a simple map

that puts all of the city sites in context before taking readers on a journey of the landmarks in each

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city. Playful die-cuts peek into windows and under bridges on each spread, culminating in an iconic gatefold at the end. Christopher Franceschelli is a long-time publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs the Handprints imprint of Chronicle and the SmartInk packaging company. Born and raised a New Yorker, Christopher lives with his family in Brooklyn. Géraldine Cosneau is the illustrator and creator of more than 25 books and has worked with many of France’s most prestigious publishers.


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I’m a Mail Carrier

(A Tinyville Town Book) ■ ■ BY B R I A N B I G G S

■■ Popular subject matter:

Welcome to Tinyville Town, a thriving community full of interesting people

Community helpers are a key aspect of the Early Years curriculum ■■ Inclusive: Tinyville Town is a place where anyone and everyone is welcome ■■ Attractive format: Board books are a format experiencing significant growth in the children’s market ■■ Art style: Brian’s bold, graphic, comic-influenced art style has


serious kid appeal, as we know from the Frank Einstein series ■■ Collectibility: This is the sixth book in the Tinyville Town series, and while they all stand on their own, their stories are also linked –

Tinyville Town: I’m a Firefighter ISBN 978-1-4197-2134-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2134-2 UK £5.99  US $7.95 50795

children and parents will want to collect them all

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Colour illustrations throughout 22 pages 191 × 165mm • 71/2 × 61/2" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD

Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian ISBN 978-1-4197-2135-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2135-9 UK £5.99  US $7.95 50795

PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2833-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2833-4 UK £5.99  US $7.995 0 7 9 9

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n Tinyville Town: I’m a Mail Carrier, Rita the mail carrier makes sure everyone gets their mail, rain or shine. The Tinyville Town series

is set in a cosy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their

part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town. With a nod to the busy world of Richard Scarry and the neighbourhood feel of Sesame Street, this series will become a

Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian ISBN 978-1-4197-2322-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2322-3 UK £5.99  US $7.95 50795 9 781419 723223

favourite read for pre-schoolers and is ideal for story time and class

Tinyville Town Gets to Work! ISBN 978-1-4197-2133-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2133-5 UK £9.99  US $16.95 51695

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Tinyville Town: Time for School! ISBN 978-1-4197-2566-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2566-1 UK £10.99  US5 $16.95 1695

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discussions about occupations and community helpers. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. They can’t wait to show you around! Brian Biggs has collaborated on a number of projects, including Jon Scieszka’s bestselling Frank Einstein series, and is the creator of the Everything Goes picture-book series. He lives in Philadelphia.


Tinyville Town: I’m a Police Officer ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0 UK £5.99  US $7.955 0 7 9 5 9 781419 723230

Stack the Cats ■ ■ BY S U S I E G H A H R E M A N I



tack the Cats is a charming book about counting and organising cats

Colour illustrations throughout

in various formations. But when the cats

32 pages

decide to go their own way – as cats often

178 × 178mm • 7 × 7"

will – it’s time to count down until there’s

Board book

only one proud cat and bird left. Counting forward and backward, understanding when

Now in ! ook o b ard b


there is more or less of something, and grouping and recognising items are key early math skills for toddlers, making these books as developmentally sound as they are visually engaging.

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2706-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2706-1 UK £6.99  US $8.99 50899 9 781419 727061

Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator and a


graduate of the Rhode Island

Stack the Cats HC ISBN 978-1-4197-2349-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2349-0 UK £10.99  US $17.95 51495

School of Design (RISD). When not painting tiny paintings, illustrating children’s books, designing stationery and

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gifts, teaching at RISD, exhibiting her work internationally, shipping orders, or connecting with the illustration community, Susie lives in sunny San Diego with her husband and zillions of pets.

Fruits in Suits ■ ■ BY JA R E D C H A P M A N



ave you ever seen a banana in a bikini? Or a tangerine in trunks?

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout

What about grapes in goggles? In this

22 pages

uproarious follow-up to Vegetables in

178 × 178mm • 7 × 7"

Underwear, kids will learn that there are

Board book

many kinds of suits – including suits for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and scuba diving. But can you wear a business suit to the beach? Fruits in Suits has the same irreverent silliness as Vegetables in Underwear and shows just how much fun swimsuits can be – and how important it is to hold on to them when you jump into the water!

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2941-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2941-6 UK £5.99  US $7.995 0 7 9 9 9 781419 729416


Jared Chapman was born in Louisiana, grew up in Texas, went to college in Georgia, and now calls the piny woods of northeast Texas his home. He is the author-illustrator of Vegetables in Underwear; Steve, Raised by Wolves; and Pirate, Viking & Scientist.


Vegetables in Underwear ISBN 978-1-4197-2377-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2377-3 UK £5.99  US $7.955 0 7 9 5 9 781419 723773

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▲ From Be Our Guest!

Be Our Guest!


■ ■ BY G R AY M A L I N

Join Gray Malin’s menagerie of adorable animals for a playful stay at the Parker Hotel

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling photographer: Gray Malin’s Beaches is a New York Times bestseller and his photographs have fuelled a global lifestyle brand ■■ Promotional machine: Malin has an impressive marketing platform, boasting 215,000 Instagram followers ■■ Darling of fans: This series of photographs features some of Malin’s bestselling prints, which are popular with young parents decorating stylish baby rooms

S PECIFICATIONS Colour photographs throughout 48 pages 203 × 254mm • 8 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2930-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2930-0 UK £12.99  US $17.99 51799 9 781419 729300

ISBN 978-1-68335-280-8


elcome to the Parker Hotel, where you’ll experience a delightful time away, filled with everything you’d expect from a sunny, California vacation. There are tennis courts and a


lemonade stand, a gorgeous pool, and a lawn for croquet. But, the other guests and staff are more than a little unexpected . . . From Gray Malin, the New York Times bestselling photographer of Beaches, comes Be Our Guest!,

Malin’s first children’s picture book, compiled from his acclaimed series of photographs at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. If Eloise had lived in an animal-only hotel, it would have had the style and whimsy of the Parker. Just reading Be Our Guest! will whisk children away on a temporary holiday, which is nothing less than extraordinary. Gray Malin is a photographer best known for his aerial beach photography, which he has transformed into a light-hearted, conversation-igniting, joyful brand. His work’s sense of adventure and escapism has turned him into a household name. He lives in Los Angeles.


Beaches ISBN 978-1-4197-2089-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2089-5 UK £25.00  US $40.00 54000 9 781419 720895

Escape ISBN 978-1-4197-2759-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2759-7 UK £35.00  US $45.00 54500

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Ignite your creativity with this activity book inspired by the

ALSO AVAILABLE in the series Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers ISBN 978-1-4197-1910-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1910-3 UK £8.99  US $14.95 51495 9 781419 719103

Ada Twist, Scientist HC ISBN 978-1-4197-2137-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2137-3 UK £10.99  US $17.95 51795 9 781419 721373

Iggy Peck, Architect HC ISBN 978-0-8109-1106-2 ISBN 978-0-8109-1106-2 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51795 9 780810 911062

Iggy Peck, Architect PB ISBN 978-0-8109-8928-3 ISBN 978-0-8109-8928-3 UK £5.99  US $7.955 0 5 9 9

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Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects ISBN 978-1-4197-1892-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1892-2 UK £9.99  US $14.99 51499

See Iggy, Rosie & Ada Family Planner 2019 Calendar page 138

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Rosie Revere, Engineer HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0845-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0845-9 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51795 9 781419 708459

Peck & Revere Studio Two-Pocket Journal ISBN 978-1-4197-1808-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1808-3 UK £10.99  US $14.95 51495 9 781419 718083


main character of New York Times bestselling Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists


■ ■ BY A N D R E A B E AT Y   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY DAV I D R O B E R T S

■■ Bestselling series: The picture

An empowering, hands-on STEM project book featuring bestselling character Ada Twist, Scientist!


books have sold more than a million copies! Ada Twist, Scientist debuted as a #1 New York Times Bestseller ■■ STEM appeal: Contains more than 40 hands-on projects that teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills ■■ Perfect for the classroom: There’s a hunger among teachers for projects and activities that tie

More than



in to this series ■■ Girl power appeal: Ada is a role model as a girl scientist and character of color

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 96 pages 279 × 229mm • 11 × 9" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-3024-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-3024-5 UK £10.99  US $14.99 51499 9 781419 730245

ISBN 978-1-68335-303-4


or curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the

favoured character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favourite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie’s and Iggy’s project books, Ada’s will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid’s lab would be complete without it! Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.


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The first picture book from Caldecott and Printz Honor–



winning co-creator of This One Summer, Jillian Tamaki

They Say Blue ■ ■ BY J I L L I A N TA M A K I


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award-winning illustrator: Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer received a Caldecott Honor and Printz Honor ■■ Highly visible talent: Jillian’s illustrations have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and on a popular MTA poster in the NYC subway ■■ Classroom concepts: Poetic and visually stunning, They Say Blue will spark conversation about concepts such as point of view and time

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 40 pages 254 × 254mm • 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD EX CANADA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2851-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2851-8 UK £12.99  US $17.99 51799 9 781419 728518

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n captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colours in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as

expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know, she hasn’t seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about colour as

well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at. This first picture book from celebrated illustrator Jillian Tamaki will find equal appreciation among kids and collectors. Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist best known for her graphic novels Skim, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated, and This One Summer, both co-created with Mariko Tamaki. This One Summer was awarded a Caldecott Honor, Printz Honor, and Eisner Award.


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Mama’s Belly ■ ■ BY K AT E H O S F O R D   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY A B I G A I L H A L P I N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ For the love of mums: Perfect for Mother’s Day promotions, this tender picture book shows the special bond between mother and child ■■ Stunning illustrations: The lyrical text and lush, evocative illustrations feature a multicultural family ■■ Comforts older siblings: The honest exploration of welcoming a new sibling makes this title the perfect gift for any young reader whose mother is expecting

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 32 pages 241 × 241mm • 91/2 × 91/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 728419

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s a curious little girl awaits the arrival of her baby sister, she asks Mama many questions: ‘Will she have freckles?’ ‘Will I have to share my blanket?’ She helps Mama and Dad prepare to

meet her little sister, singing her songs and knitting her a new blanket. But the most important part of


getting ready is taking care of Mama. When Mama can’t see her toes, she counts to make sure there are still ten. When Mama’s tired, she draws her a picture and gives her hugs. An honest and gentle exploration of the excitement and anxiety kids feel when welcoming a new family member, Mama’s Belly is ultimately a celebration of motherly (and daughterly) love and a soothing story for older siblings that even with the spotlight on a new baby, there is always enough love for everyone.

Hello in There! ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 703713

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Kate Hosford is the author of many books for children, including Infinity and Me and Big Bouffant. She lives in Brooklyn. Abigail Halpin is the illustrator of many books for children, including Finding Wild. She lives in southern Maine.


The Best Mother


■ ■ BY C . M . S U R R I S I   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY D I A N E G O O D E

A hilarious picture book for every child who’s ever wanted to trade in her parents

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Mother-daughter story: Unexpected and irreverent, The Best Mother celebrates a mother’s love with humour and heart ■■ Spunky protagonist: Maxine’s gentle spunk gives her kid-friendly appeal reminiscent of favourites Eloise and Olivia ■■ Award-winning illustrator: Diane Goode is the critically acclaimed illustrator of the bestselling Louise the Big Cheese series and winner of the Caldecott Honor for When I Was Young in the Mountains ■■ For the love of mums: Perfect for Mother’s Day promotions, this book affirms the unique bond between mother and child

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 32 pages 267 × 216mm • 101/2 × 81/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2534-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2534-0 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 725340

ISBN 978-1-68335-129-0


hen Maxine wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, she wonders if the problem might be her mother. What if she could try out a new mum who doesn’t make

her brush her teeth or comb her hair? Enlisting Mum to help her with the search, Maxine interviews various prospects to be her new mother at the park, the toy store, and the zoo. Unfortunately, these other mothers present a host of new problems and concerns. Maybe her ‘old mother’ was the best mother of all? For every child who’s ever wondered if the grass is greener, The Best Mother affirms

that there’s nothing better than your own mother’s love. C. M. Surrisi holds an MFA from Vermont College in children’s literature and is the author of the middle-grade novel The Maypop Kidnapping. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Diane Goode has illustrated more than 50 well-loved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers and the Caldecott-Honor book When I Was Young in the Mountains.


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The Night Knights ■ ■ BY G I D E O N S T E R E R   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY C O RY G O D B E Y

Knights battle night-time fears in this dreamy bedtime picture book

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bedtime hook: Lyrical text will soothe bedtime fears and help kids fall asleep ■■ Gorgeous illustrations: Experience a lush fantasy world of castles and knights ■■ Medieval twist: Fans of Arthurian mythology will delight in this richly imagined cast of characters ■■ Author on the rise: Gideon is a fresh new voice in the picture book world whose star is on the rise. School Library Journal said of his book Skyfishing: ‘A magical picture book that sweetly portrays intergenerational love and imagination’

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ight-time can be scary. Every bump, thump, or scratch could be a monster lurking under the bed or in a closet. But if that’s the case, then why haven’t we ever seen a monster? You might

think that’s because monsters don’t exist. But maybe monsters do exist . . . but so do something else:


The Night Knights. And when night falls, they take their place, protecting us all from the terrors lurking in the dark. With a lyrical text reminiscent of the bestseller Dream Animals, The Night Knights introduces reluctant sleepers to the many fantastical warriors who will protect them while they slumber, from the Guardians of the Gates to the Midnight Flock.

Skyfishing ISBN 978-1-4197-1911-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1911-0 UK £10.99  US $17.95 51795 9 781419 719110

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Gideon Sterer is the author of Skyfishing and a recent graduate of Oberlin College. He lives in Brooklyn. Cory Godbey is an illustrator for picture books, covers, comics, editorial, advertising, animated shorts, and films. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit him at


The Princess and the Pit Stop


■ ■ BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY DA N S A N TAT

Celebrate girl power and horsepower in this unexpected mash-up from two bestselling creators

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author: Tom Angleberger is a dynamic promoter of his many books and kids love him! ■■ Star illustrator: Dan Santat’s Caldecott Medal–winning picture book The Adventures of Beekle has sold more than 150,000 copies! ■■ Smashes stereotypes: Girls might pick it up for the princess, boys for the race cars. Everyone will stay for the laughs

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 32 pages 279 × 216mm • 11 × 81/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JULY ISBN 978-1-4197-2848-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2848-8 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 728488

ISBN 978-1-68335-278-5

Once upon a time there was a Princess . . . . . . who made a pit stop. While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up! Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas!



oin Her Royal Highness in the driver’s seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favourites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the

Frog Prince, and ALL of the Wicked Witches, this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower. Tom Angleberger is a well-loved children’s book author best known for his bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of the Qwikpick Papers series, the Inspector Flytrap series, Fuzzy, McToad Mows Tiny Island, and many other books for children. You can learn more about him at Dan Santat is a critically acclaimed author-illustrator best known for his Caldecott Honor–winning picture book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.


McToad Mows Tiny Island ISBN 978-1-4197-1650-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1650-8 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 716508

Picture Day Perfection ISBN 978-1-4197-0844-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0844-2 UK £10.99  US $17.95 51795

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Learn how to be a leader in the follow-up picture book to the Caldecott Honor–winning Trombone Shorty AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Follow-up to the award-winner: Trombone Shorty earned a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Gold Medal ■■ Star author: Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews is a renowned jazz musician from New Orleans ■■ Star illustrator: Bryan Collier has won numerous honours, including six Coretta Scott King awards ■■ Charitable component: Partial

The 5 O’Clock Band ■ ■ BY T R OY A N D R E W S A N D B I L L TAY LO R  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY B RYA N C O L L I E R


n this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his cherished New Orleans. After letting

his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and soak up inspiration. Along the way he’ll meet street musicians, a favourite restaurant owner, and the famous Mardi Gras Indians. Each has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share with Shorty about being an artist, a leader, and a friend. In The 5 O’Clock Band, Troy Andrews has crafted another unforgettable love letter to New Orleans illustrated by the incomparable Bryan Collier. Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews is a Grammy-nominated and Heinz Award–winning musician who leads his band Trombone Shorty & Orleans

proceeds from The 5 O’Clock

Avenue. He lives in New Orleans. Bryan Collier is a renowned illustrator

Band will benefit the Trombone

who has won four Caldecott Honors, three Coretta Scott King honors, and

Shorty Foundation, which

six Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives in Marlborough, New York.

provides local musical education

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 40 pages 254 × 254mm • 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2836-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2836-5 UK £12.99  US $17.99 51799 9 781419 728365

ISBN 978-1-68335-279-2


Trombone Shorty ISBN 978-1-4197-1465-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1465-8 UK £10.99  US $17.95 51795 9 781419 714658

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Rock ’n’ Roll Soul


■ ■ BY S U S A N V E R D E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M AT T H E W C O R D E L L

In this effervescent tale of self-expression, a young musician learns to march to her own drumbeat

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Picture book dream team: Susan Verde of I Am Yoga fame teams up with Matthew Cordell, authorillustrator of the acclaimed picture book Wish ■■ Tons of heart: This playful picture book reminds you that you have everything you need inside yourself to make your mark ■■ Homage to cherished musicians: Cordell’s illustrations feature well-loved musicians, from Billie Holiday to Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 32 pages 267 × 216mm • 101/2 × 81/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2849-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2849-5 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 728495

ISBN 978-1-68335-281-5


ALSO AVAIL AB LE ith the school talent show coming up, a young music lover spends most of her time daydreaming about the perfect act. She notices the sounds around her, like the brrrrring of

the school bell or the rappa-tappa-tap of rain on the windowpane. But the talent show is the place to

reveal her own voice. Will she mix up some hip-hop beats? Will she command an orchestra of dozens, bringing the classics to life? Or will she go electric, Jimi Hendrix style? Marching out on the talent show stage to the beat of her own drum, this sweet and sassy musician ultimately chooses to be herself and sing her own song loud and proud, ‘I’ve got a rock ’n’ roll soul!’ Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and My Kicks. She is a licensed yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York. Matthew Cordell is the author-illustrator of many children’s books, including Wish, Dream, and, most recently, Wolf in the Snow. He lives outside of Chicago.


My Kicks ISBN 978-1-4197-2309-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2309-4 UK £10.99  US $16.95 51695 9 781419 723094

I Am Yoga ISBN 978-1-4197-2697-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2697-2 UK £6.99  US $8.955 0 8 9 5

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My Stinky Dog ■ ■ BY C H R I S T I N E R O U S S E Y

In this silly and sweet picture book, a boy loves his dog despite his stink

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Christine’s books have sold over 500,000 copies in the US ■■ For dog lovers: 24 percent of UK households own dogs ■■ Appealing art: Whimsical illustrations make a hip package ■■ Message of acceptance: My Stinky Dog reminds us to embrace others’ quirks ■■ Silly story: Readers will laugh at the boy’s extreme attempts to make his dog less stinky ■■ Companion title: My Stinky Dog makes a nice set with Roussey’s My Lazy Cat

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 32 pages 279 × 203mm • 11 × 8" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2823-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2823-5 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 728235


lfred is a great dog. He’s super sweet and he can run really fast. There’s just one teeny, tiny thing . . . Alfred STINKS. His feet stink, his back stinks, his tummy stinks. Alfred’s owner, a little

boy, loves him and tries everything to help: soaps and incense, perfumes and shampoos. And he


finally, finally, gets Alfred clean. But then . . . the boy kind of misses the stink. And with Alfred carefully avoiding every puddle and constantly brushing his teeth, he’s not very fun anymore. It turns out, Alfred without his stink just isn’t Alfred! This playful picture book by the co-creator of In My Heart reminds us that, when it comes to the people (and pets) we love, sometimes the quirks are the best parts.

My Lazy Cat ISBN 978-1-4197-2602-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2602-6 UK £11.99  US $16.95 51695

Christine Roussey is the author-illustrator of My Lazy Cat and the illustrator of Hello in There, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, All My Treasures, and In My Room. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.

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Down by the River


■ ■ BY A N D R E W W E I N E R   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY A P R I L C H U

A heart-warming picture book about fishing and family from a cherished industry figure

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Multi-generational family story: The heart of this picture book is Art’s relationship with his grandfather ■■ Fly-fishing hook: Based on the author’s decades of experience fly-fishing, the book celebrates the sport and will appeal to outdoorsy folk of all stripes ■■ Ecological angle: Anglers are typically also environmentalists, and this book exudes a strong regard for nature. It includes extensive backmatter about fly-fishing and conservation

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 40 pages 241 × 298mm • 91/2 × 113/4" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2293-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2293-6 UK £12.99  US $17.99 51699 9 781419 722936

ISBN 978-1-68335-283-9


ne beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favourite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa – the different

kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favourite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mum’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to


continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later. Illustrated with lush imagery by rising star April Chu, Down by the River celebrates fishing, family, and fun. Andrew Weiner is a long-time publishing professional and an avid Photo © Sharon Bealy

fly-fisher. He lives in Albany, California. April Chu is an architect and an illustrator of children’s books, including Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine and In a Village by the Sea. She lives in Oakland, California.


Waiting for High Tide ISBN 978-1-4197-1656-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1656-0 UK £11.99  US $19.95 51995 9 781419 716560

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World Make Way P O E M S I N S P I R E D BY A R T F R O M T H E M E T R O P O L I TA N M U S E U M O F A R T


■ ■ BY T H E M E T R O P O L I TA N M U S E U M O F A R T A N D L E E B E N N E T T H O P K I N S

■■ Poetry month: Perfect for

Poetry and art uniquely curated by Lee Bennett Hopkins and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Poetry Month promotions in April! ■■ Lavish collection: Poems and artwork from The Metropolitan Museum of Art make a wonderful gift ■■ Well-known author: Lee Bennett Hopkins is an award-winning author and poet. In July 2011, Lee Bennett Hopkins was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s most prolific anthologist of poetry for children ■■ High recognition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is among the most recognisable museums in the world

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 48 pages 254 × 254mm • 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2845-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2845-7 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 728457

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‘Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.’ – Leonardo da Vinci


ased on this simple statement by Leonardo, 18 poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. The collection

represents a wide range of poets and artists, including acclaimed children’s poets Marilyn Singer,

Alma Flor Alda, and Carole Boston Weatherford and popular artists such as Mary Cassatt, Fernando Botero, Winslow Homer, and Utagawa Hiroshige. Accompanying the artwork and specially commissioned poems is an introduction, biographies of each poet and artist, and an index. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world. Lee Bennett Hopkins is an award-winning author and poet. He has published more than 100 books of poetry, including City I Love and Behind the Museum Door. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Coco Chanel

AGES 10 TO 14

P E A R L S , P E R F U M E , A N D T H E L I T T L E B L AC K D R E S S


■ ■ W R I T T E N BY S U S A N G O L D M A N R U B I N

Explore the life and legacy of the world’s most celebrated fashion designer, Coco Chanel


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Iconic subject: Coco Chanel is among the most famous fashion designers in history, and her brand remains one of the most profitable in the world ■■ Award-winning author: Susan Goldman Rubin is known for producing well-researched, highly praised, and sophisticated author biographies of artists and other important figures ■■ Anniversary: 2018 is the 135th anniversary of Chanel’s birth, on August 19, 1883

S PECIFICATIONS Colour and black-and-white photographs throughout 144 pages 210 × 140mm • 81/4 × 51/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2544-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2544-9 UK £13.99  US $18.99 52199 9 781419 725449

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ward-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in

an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco’s development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the


obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index. Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many biographies for young people, including Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People and Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli. She lives in Malibu, California.

Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli ISBN 978-1-4197-1642-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1642-3 UK £13.99  US $21.95 52195 9 781419 716423


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Library on Wheels



AGES 8 TO 12


■ ■ W R I T T E N BY S H A R L E E G L E N N

■■ Original topic: The first children’s

The inspirational story of Mary Titcomb, the revolutionary librarian who founded America’s first bookmobile

book biography about this remarkable librarian and the concept of the bookmobile, which still exists today ■■ Inspirational for girls: Mary Titcomb’s persistence in the face of adversity and passion for making a difference will inspire young readers ■■ Libraries Week: October 8–14 is Libraries Week

S PECIFICATIONS Archival photos throughout 56 pages 254 × 254mm • 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2875-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2875-4 UK £13.99  US $18.99 51899 9 781419 728754

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‘If you can’t bring the people to the books, bring the books to the people!’


ary Lemist Titcomb (1852–1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that

the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library – not just adults and those who lived in town. Realising its limitations and inability


to reach the county’s 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the county, a children’s room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of all – a horse-drawn Book Wagon. Soon book wagons were appearing in other parts of the country, and by 1922, the book wagon idea had received widespread support. The bookmobile was born!

Library Mouse ISBN 978-0-8109-9346-4 ISBN 978-0-8109-9346-4 UK £10.99  US $17.95 51795

Sharlee Glenn has published articles, essays, poems, and short stories for adults and children. She lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

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Rosa’s Animals

AGES 8 TO 12







ainter and sculptor Rosa

Colour and black-and-white

Bonheur (1822–1899) led a highly

archival images throughout

non-traditional life, especially for a

64 pages

woman in the nineteenth century. She

254 × 254mm • 10 × 10"

kept lions as pets, was awarded the

Hardcover with jacket

Legion of Honor by Empress Eugénie,


and befriended ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody.


She became a painter at a time when women were often only reluctantly educated as artists. Her unconventional artistic work habits, including visiting slaughterhouses to sketch an animal’s anatomy and wearing men’s clothing to

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gain access to places like a horse fair, where women were not allowed, helped her become one of the most loved female painters of her time. Among the artworks discussed are The Horse Fair Maryann Macdonald is the author of

and Ploughing in the Nivernais. Along

25 books for children. She lives in

with her life story are a list of museums

New York City.

that house her work, a biography, and an index.

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail



■ ■ BY J E N N I F E R T H E R M E S


Colour illustrations throughout mma Gatewood’s life was far from

48 pages

easy. In rural Ohio, she managed

279 × 229mm • 11 × 9"

a household of 11 kids alongside a less-

Hardcover with jacket

than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma

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Gatewood hiked up ridges and down ravines. She braved angry storms

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and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. When things got particularly tough, she relied on the kindness of strangers or sheer luck to get her through the night. When the newspapers got wind of her amazing adventure, the whole country Jennifer Thermes is the children’s book

cheered her on to the end of her trek,

author and illustrator of Charles Darwin’s

which came just a few months after

Around-the-World Adventure and an

she set out. A story of true grit and girl

accomplished map illustrator.

power at any age.


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★ ★ ★


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Timely topic: The smash-hit Broadway musical Hamilton has all eyes on the Founding Fathers ■■ Unique perspective: The series discusses legal procedures, documents, and concepts

■ ■ BY T E R I K A N E F I E L D


The fascinating story of the Democratic Party’s founder and seventh president of the United States

alongside the central character


■■ Author track record: Teri

orn into poverty, Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) rose

Kanefield has written numerous

to become the nation’s seventh president and the

highly praised children’s books

founder of the Democratic Party. When the War of 1812

about American history, including

broke out, Jackson’s leadership earned him national fame

The Girl from the Tar Paper

as a military hero, and during the 1820s and 1830s he


became an influential, and polarising, political figure.

■■ Classroom use: Fits perfectly

Jackson is best known for making America more

into American history classroom

democratic. The problem was that, for Jackson, ‘the


people’ were white and male, so while he moved the United States toward a true democracy, he also trampled


on the rights of minorities, appointing pro-slavery


Supreme Court justices and giving America the Indian


Removal Act, which resulted in the Trail of Tears. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and

Andrew Jackson

an index.

Archival images throughout 192 pages 210 × 140mm • 81/4 × 51/2" Hardcover with jacket ISBN 978-1-4197-2840-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2840-2 UK £12.99  US $16.99 51699

Alexander Hamilton THE MAKING OF AMERICA

Award-winning author Teri Kanefield tells the story of one of America’s most loved Founding Fathers

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he critically acclaimed Alexander Hamilton is now available in paperback! Here is the story

Alexander Hamilton Archival images throughout

that epitomises the American dream – a poor immigrant

208 pages

who made good in America. Hamilton rose from poverty

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through his intelligence and ability and did more to shape the United States of America than did any of his



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Now in paperback!

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ISBN 978-1-68335-081-1

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Alexander Hamilton HC ISBN 978-1-4197-2578-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2578-4 UK £11.99  US $16.95 51695

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and writer. Her books have won numerous awards, including the Jane Addams Peace Award in the Older Readers category. She lives with her family in Pleasanton, CA.

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Surfer Chick


■ ■ BY K R I S T Y D E M P S E Y   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY H E N RY C O L E

Catch a wave with this totally RAD picture book – now in paperback!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Henry Cole is a New York Times bestselling illustrator ■■ Summer fun: Filled with bright,

Now in paperback!

beachy illustrations, Surfer Chick makes for the perfect summer read ■■ Father’s Day pick: Focuses on the bond between a father and daughter

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Two birds of a feather— a chick and her dad—

A legend in surfing,

lived by the shore

Chick’s dad ruled the Roost.

in a radical pad.

Her dream was to learn every move he produced.

“I knew you could do it!” Dad crowed to his chick.

“I hatched on the beach, dude.

“And all on one foot!

The ocean’s my turf.

Can you teach me that trick?”

I swim like a duck. Will you teach me to surf?”

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o begins the story of a little chick and her dad who take to the beach for some father-daughter surf lessons. Soon the little chicken is catching waves on her own board and doing gnarly

tricks, just like her rad dad. This sweet, rhyming picture book is filled with cool surf lingo and perfect

for summer at the beach. It also celebrates the love between father and daughter. Kristy Dempsey is the author of Me with You. She lives in Brazil with her family. Henry Cole is the bestselling illustrator of numerous books for children, including And Tango Makes Three. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.


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▲ From Twice Cursed


Twice Cursed D R . C R I TC H LO R E ’ S S C H O O L F O R M I N I O N S #4 ■ ■ BY S H E I L A G R AU   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J O E S U T P H I N


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fresh series look: New eyecatching design is on-trend for the age group ■■ Series finale: The fourth book seals the fate of the monsters and minions in this epic fantasy ■■ Illustrations throughout: Joe Sutphin’s illustrations capture the madness and humour of Dr. Critchlore’s monsters ■■ Boarding school fantasy: This school for evil will delight fans of fantasy and boarding school stories

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n the race to create the Undefeatable Minion, Dr. Critchlore’s long-time rival, Dr. Pravus, is winning. As Dr. Critchlore rallies his troops, Runt is kidnapped. As the last prince of Andirat, he must lead the

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rebellion in his home country. Isolated from his minion friends, Runt grows suspicious of the rebels, who seem to be working with Dr. Pravus. Runt knows he must escape and tell Dr. Critchlore, but reaching him activates Runt’s curse, giving him just days to live! His only chance for survival: Stop Dr. Pravus and win the allegiance of the witch who cursed him. Fortunately for Runt, he knows just the minions for the job. Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series and The Boy with 17 Senses. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Visit her at Joe Sutphin is the illustrator of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. He lives with his wife and cat in a big red barn in Ohio. Visit him at


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Based on cult-favourite graphic novels, this series follows



‘WELCOME TO THE PIZZA PARTY AT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE!’ Kzzyzy hollered. With that, Kzzyzy stepped aside to reveal a giant sun shaped pizza pie, fresh out of the OVEN, their destination, set up on the table. Holding up her clipboard, Jen waited until the pizza cheer died down. ‘CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ON A SCAVENGER HUNT WELL SCAVENGED! And special congratulations to ROANOKE and ZODIAC for taking the lead with two orbs each. And three cheers to ALL the scouts who used their wits to find some well-hidden planets tonight!’ ‘Hip hip!’ ‘HOORAY!’ ‘TIED!’ April shouted, looking at Jo with a look Jo interpreted as pleased but also incredibly determined to do better next time. ‘And now,’ Rosie declared, ‘A night of good hunting deserves a re – ’ ‘Hey!’ BunBun cried out, pointing at the pizza. ‘Look!’ The pizza, decorated with every possible topping, including healthy gobs of mozzarella, was missing a huge bite out of the side. ‘AW COME ON!’ Kzzyzy growled. ‘Seriously? What the Mary Berry is going on here?!’



the five campers on all-new adventures


Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up ■ ■ BY M A R I KO TA M A K I   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY B R O O K E A L L E N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Comics phenomenon: New York Times bestselling series; Twentieth-Century Fox has optioned the film ■■ Critical darling: Raves include ‘groundbreaking, wonderful, hilarious’ from UPROXX, and ‘Seriously. Pick up a copy.’ from Comic Vine ■■ LGBTQ diversity: Starring all types of girls: gay and straight, trans- and cisgender ■■ Illustrated throughout: Blackand-white art to accompany text ■■ Friendship to the max: The characters showcase teamwork and smarts to problem solve without violence ■■ Hilarious high jinks: The books will capture the hip and witty spirit of the comics

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elcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin – Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley – love their

summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counsellor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty

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normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries. As the camp gears up for the big Galaxy Wars competition, Jo and the gang get some help from an unexpected visitor – a Moon Pirate! Book Two will focus on Jo, the ingenious trans inventor of


Roanoke cabin. Mariko Tamaki is a writer known for her graphic novel This One Summer, a Caldecott-Honor Book and Printz Award winner co-created by her cousin Jillian Tamaki, among other notable novels. See her work at Brooke Allen is a co-creator and the original illustrator for the Lumberjanes series and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her website is Lumberjanes created by Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. Lumberjanes TM & © 2017 Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. All rights reserved.


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Praise for


‘I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing.’ —Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid ‘Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend.’ —Mac Barnett, co-author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two


AND in paperback

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BY a treasured Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! AGES 8 TO 12

Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper FRANK EINSTEIN BOOK #6


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling, award-winning series: Debuted on the New

■ ■ BY J O N S C I E S Z K A   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY B R I A N B I G G S

Explore secrets of the universe in this epic conclusion to the bestselling Frank Einstein series

York Times bestseller list and continues to earn accolades ■■ Common core and STEM: A former teacher, Scieszka integrates real science, making Frank Einstein the perfect addition to classroom STEM curricula ■■ Popular genres: Combines adventure and humour, two popular genres for middle-grade boy readers

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n the sixth and final book of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled

artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence

entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and arch rival, this time studying the science and mysteries of the universe! Jon Scieszka’s books include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Battle Bunny, and the Time Warp Trio and Spaceheadz series. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit Brian Biggs’s picture books include Everything Goes and the brand-new series from Abrams Appleseed, Tinyville Town. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit


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The Girl with More Than One Heart ■ ■ BY L AU R A G E R I N G E R B A S S

■■ Honest representation:

A lyrical middle-grade novel about following your own heart and finding your voice

Addresses loss directly and features a character on the autism spectrum ■■ Magical realism: Briana’s ‘new heart’ speaks to her in her father’s voice, whispering key phrases from special moments together. This light touch of magical realism is on-trend and emotionally resonant ■■ Publishing veteran: An esteemed editor for more than 20 years, Bass is well known in the publishing world

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hen Briana’s father dies of a heart attack, she feels a new heart grow inside her. Through this heart, her father’s voice guides her through her grief and helps her navigate her new,

not-so-normal life at home. When her mother’s own grief becomes overpowering, Briana feels like she’s responsible for her


autistic little brother, Aaron. Spending much of her time and energy caring for Aaron, she wonders: Did his special needs hurt her father’s very fragile heart? The voice of Briana’s ‘new heart’ helps her to cope with the messy uncertainties, as she balances her first feelings of romance, making new friends, and following her dream of writing for the school newspaper. And as Briana finds strength and knowledge in herself, she’s finally able to let go of her new heart and rely solely on her own.

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Laura Geringer Bass was the publisher of Laura Geringer Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, for more than 20 years. She is the author of Sign of the Qin and the Myth Men series. She lives in New York City.

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Every Shiny Thing


■ ■ BY C O R D E L I A J E N S E N A N D L AU R I E M O R R I S O N

An empathetic novel about two girls learning what it means to fight for fairness

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Timely topic: Lauren’s stealing is an extreme reaction to issues of justice that kids face every day, but one that kids will relate to ■■ Up-and-coming authors: Laurie and Cordelia are talented newcomers to the kidlit world ■■ Appealing format: Alternating prose and verse chapters make this a welcoming read for reluctant readers

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n this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told half in prose and half in verse, Lauren prides herself on being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mum. When Lauren’s parents

send her brother to a therapeutic boarding school for teens on the autism spectrum and Sierra moves

to a foster home in Lauren’s wealthy neighbourhood, both girls are lost until they find a deep bond with each other. But when Lauren recruits Sierra to help with a Robin Hood scheme to raise money for autistic kids who don’t have her family’s resources, Sierra has a lot to lose if the plan goes wrong. Lauren must learn that having good intentions isn’t all that matters when you battle injustice, and Sierra needs to realise that sometimes, the person you need to take care of is yourself. Cordelia Jensen is the author of the YA novel-in-verse Skyscraping, which earned a starred review from Booklist (‘Exquisite free-verse poems . . . illuminating and deeply felt’). This is Laurie Morrison’s first novel. Both authors live in Philadelphia and received MFAs in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


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The next instalment of Bill Nye’s bestselling OR P R A IS E F

‘Both educational and captivating (just like his old show Bill Nye the Science Guy).’  – Entertainment Weekly  ‘An adventure replete with both cool gadgets and working scientists of both sexes . . . The cast and plot line are strong . . . and two appendices fill in details about Antarctica and some of the episode’s techno wizardry. For inveterate geeks, there’s even a relevant science project!’  – Booklist ‘Fast-paced enough to engage even reluctant readers, informative without being didactic, and entertaining: a solid series start.’  – Kirkus Reviews ‘The scientists are diverse, the educational and entertainment values are high, and there’s even good end matter (a fact vs. fiction section on what was real in the novel, cool information about Antarctica, and a science experiment), making this a promising series start.’  – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books ‘Readers will appreciate Jack’s humor and candor . . . although he may not be an official “genius,” intelligence takes many forms. This fast-paced, science-themed mystery is a strong first outing, sure to leave readers awaiting this team’s next adventure.’  – Publishers Weekly ‘This is a fantastic start to a new series that includes STEM concepts, facts, and excitement about the scientific world.’  – School Library Connection



Jack and the Geniuses series


Lost in the Jungle JAC K A N D T H E G E N I U S E S B O O K # 3 ■ ■ BY B I L L N Y E A N D G R E G O RY M O N E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY N I C K I LU Z A DA

A piranha-snapping adventure in the Amazon forest!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Author platform: A television personality with an outstanding social media following and his new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World ■■ Science is fun: Nye and Mone combine adventure and realworld science, making learning fun and accessible ■■ Bestselling series: The first book in the series, At the Bottom of the World, became an instant New York Times bestseller ■■ Upcoming film: A Bill Nye documentary from PBS will release in theaters and on TV in the US in 2018

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amed inventor Henry ‘Hank’ Witherspoon has gone missing, and it’s up to Jack and his brilliant siblings, Ava and Matt, to find him.

At Hank’s ransacked lab, the siblings discover clues to the project he’s been working on – a new

way to generate and store electricity, inspired by the electric eels of the Amazon. The kids travel deep into the Amazon jungle, following a series of clues Hank has left. Relying on genius, cunning, and new technology, the kids overcome strange creatures, a raging river, and some very clever foes to find their friend and protect his big idea. Like volumes one and two, Lost in the Jungle features a glossary of terms and an experiment kids can do at home or at school. Bill Nye is a science educator, mechanical engineer, television host, and New York Times bestselling author with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society. Gregory Mone is a novelist and science journalist who has written several books for children. He lives in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.


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This funny, affecting new chapter book series

An excerpt from

Hugo frowned when he heard the name ‘Bigfoot’ again. He cleared his throat. ‘The thing is,’ said Hugo in an uncomfortable voice, ‘I don’t think my feet are all that big.’ ‘Of course they’re big,’ said Boone. ‘Look.’ He took off his shoe and held his foot against Hugo’s foot. Boone’s foot was not even half the size of Hugo’s. ‘Well,’ said Hugo peevishly, ‘maybe it’s just that your feet are too little.’ Hugo and Boone might have gotten into an argument over this, which would have been a bad start to a new friendship. Luckily, though, Boone just grinned and said, ‘Hey, I can be Little Foot! That would make us Big Foot and Little Foot.’ And the two of them were perfectly happy with this arrangement.



celebrates friendship, courage, and the spirit of adventure AGES 6 TO 9

Big Foot & Little Foot BOOK #1



■ ■ BY E L L E N P OT T E R   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY F E L I C I TA S A L A

■■ Chapter book master: Ellen Potter is a veteran author of many cherished chapter books for children including the Olivia Kidney series. Her voice is spot-on for the chapter book reader ■■ Tons of heart: Kids will find the sweet Sasquatch-human friendship at the core of this series relatable, and parents will find the gentle rejection of comfort zones appealing ■■ Boy appeal: With humour, heart, and a sense of adventure, this has a lot to offer boys without gross-out pandering

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ugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a


Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.

At the Academy for Curious Squidges, Hugo learns all manner of Sneaking – after all, the most

important part of being a Sasquatch is staying hidden from humans. But Hugo dreams of roaming free in the Big Wide World rather than staying cooped up in caves. When he has an unexpected run-in with a young human boy, Hugo seizes the opportunity for a grand adventure. Soon, the two team up to search high and low for mythical beasts, like Ogopogos and Snoot-Nosed Gints. Through discovering these new creatures, together, Big Foot and Little Foot explore the ins and outs of each other’s very different worlds but learn that, deep down, maybe they’re not so different after all. Ellen Potter is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the Olivia Kidney series, Slob, The Kneebone Boy, and most recently, the Piper Green series. She lives in Maine. Felicita Sala is a self-taught illustrator and lives in Rome.


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Boy Bites Bug ■ ■ BY R E B E C C A P E T R U C K

Eating bugs has never been so appetising!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award-winning author: Rebecca Petruck’s debut Steering Toward Normal was a Blue Ribbon winner as a Best Book of 2014 by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB), an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce New Voices selection, as well as a Kids’ Indie Next List title ■■ Gross-out factor: Like the classic, bestselling novel How to Eat Fried Worms, the bug-eating (entomophagy) aspect of the plot is humorous and unusual and sure to appeal to middle-grade readers ■■ Sports hook: The wrestling plot line will appeal to sports fans, especially boys ■■ Timely themes: Themes include friendship, bullying, prejudice, and the environment

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ill didn’t plan to eat a stinkbug. But when his friend Darryl called new kid Eloy Herrera a racial slur, Will did it as a diversion. Now Will is Bug Boy, and everyone is cracking up

inventing insect meals for him, like French flies and maggot-aroni and fleas. Turns out eating bugs for food is a real thing, called entomophagy. Deciding that means he can


use a class project to feed everyone grasshoppers, Will bargains for Eloy’s help in exchange for helping him with wrestling, but their growing friendship only ticks off Darryl more. Will may have bitten off more than he can chew as crickets, earthworm jerky – even a scorpion – end up on his plate, but insects are the least of his problems. When things with Darryl and Eloy heat up, Will wrestles with questions of loyalty, honour – and that maybe not all friendships are worth fighting for.

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Rebecca Petruck worked at Condé Nast in marketing before returning to school to earn an MFA in creative writing. She lives in Creston, North Carolina.

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Final Draft


■ ■ BY R I L E Y R E D G AT E S E LLING POINTS ■■ Seeing stars: Riley Redgate’s first two novels have been widely praised. Her second novel, Noteworthy, received two starred reviews ■■ Finger on the pulse: Redgate’s novels are consistently culturally relevant. She’s a voice for her generation ■■ Commercial appeal: Redgate’s prose is continually praised for being both smart and compulsively readable

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he only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and

robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent.

But three months before her graduation, he dies suddenly – and is replaced by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed. At first, Nazarenko’s eccentric assignments seem absurd. But before long, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman’s approval. Soon Laila is hiking through the


Catskills during a thunderstorm in March and discovering the psychedelic highs and perilous lows of nightlife, temporary flings, and instability. Dr. Nazarenko has led Laila to believe that she must choose between perfection and sanity – but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive. Riley Redgate is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Her first two novels, Noteworthy and Seven Ways We Lie, earned critical acclaim. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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An aspiring writer’s coming-of-age under the tutelage of an enigmatic, Pulitzer Prize–winning mentor


The Accidental Bad Girl ■ ■ BY M A X I N E K A P L A N

A funny, sexy debut YA about a good girl who learns to be ‘bad’

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Author’s unique background: Kaplan is a professional private investigator – the perfect person to write this story ■■ Timely message: Teens are bombarded with messages about what it means to be ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ■■ Snappy mystery: Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars or Veronica Mars

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fter getting caught hooking up with her best friend’s ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracised. She plans to keep her head down until she

graduates. But after discovering her online identity has been hacked and she’s being framed for


stealing from a dealer, Kendall is drawn into a tenuous partnership with the mastermind of a drug ring lurking in the shadows of her Brooklyn private school. If she wants to repair her tattered reputation and save her neck, she’ll have to decide who she really is – and own it. The longer she plays the role of ‘bad girl,’ the more she becomes her new reputation. Friends and enemies, detectives and drug dealers – no one is who they appear to be. Least of all Kendall.

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Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC, and now lives in Brooklyn. She studied English and political science at Oberlin College and held a variety of positions in the publishing world before landing at her current job as a private investigator. The Accidental Bad Girl is her first novel.


Valley Girls



Point Break meets Wild in this YA story of sisterhood and adventure set in Yosemite

S E LLING POINTS ■■ YA in-crowd: Sarah Lemon is well-connected with the best of the best in YA ■■ Rock-climbing is on-trend: The media is abuzz with stories about young, female rock climbers ■■ Reviewers love Sarah Nicole Lemon: ‘Strikingly beautiful writing,’ ‘mighty heroines,’ and ‘undeniably fun to read’ are just a few quotes from Sarah’s overwhelmingly positive trade reviews

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hen 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it’s a come-to-Jesus moment.

Determined to make up for her screw-up and create a stable new home for herself, Rilla charms her

way into a tight-knit group of climbers. But Rilla can’t help but be seduced by experiences she couldn’t have imagined back home. She sets her sights on climbing El Capitan, one of the most challenging


routes in Yosemite, and her summer becomes one harrowing and ecstatic experience after another: first climb, first fall two thousand feet in the air, first love. But becoming the person Rilla feels she was meant to be jeopardises the reasons why she came to Yosemite – a bright new future and a second chance at sisterhood. When her family and her future are at odds, what will Rilla choose? Born and raised in the Appalachians, Sarah Nicole Lemon now lives and writes in her home in southern Maryland. She is also the author of Done Dirt Cheap, published in March 2017 by Amulet.

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A tragicomic memoir told in essays by stand-up comedian

Maybe you’re reading this because you have good taste in books, or someone you know has good taste in books, or someone who threw this out used to have good taste in books before they became a jerk. No matter the reason, hi. I don’t know exactly why you’re reading this book, but I know exactly why I’m writing it. I’ve gotten to do some pretty cool things in my life. I’m a stand-up comedian, and I perform a few hundred shows a year. Over one hundred million people have watched me on YouTube. And I’m writing this while on a plane to New Zealand. Life is good. But if you told me any of this when I was in high school, I wouldn’t have believed you. Partially because I’d be wary of what sorcery you’d used to glimpse the future. But mainly because for me, life in high school was not good. I was a kid from Queens who spent way more time getting made fun of than being funny. The only way I’d have believed I was going to New Zealand by myself is if one of the bullies mailed me there. Spoiler alert: My story comes out okay in the end. I’m hoping that yours does, too.



and YouTube personality Steve Hofstetter



Ginger Kid

■■ Author platform: Hofstetter


tours year-round and his popular YouTube videos generate up to

■ ■ BY S T E V E H O F S T E T T E R

half a million views ■■ Expanded non-fiction programme: Hofstetter’s book is the first of its kind for Amulet ■■ Cross-promotion opportunities: The comedy genre is one that holds massive appeal for adult crossover readers of YA

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n Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his readers through awkward


early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds. This YA non-fiction is sure to be the favoured next volume for the first generation of Wimpy Kid fans who are all grown up and ready

for a new misfit hero. Steve Hofstetter is an LA-based comedian, actor, and YouTube personality. He’s one of the top booked comic acts on the college circuit and has written humour columns for the New York Times,, and He’s also host and executive producer of Laughs on FOX and Finding Babe Ruth on FS1. His live comedy albums have ranked on Billboard’s Top 20 in comedy and #1 on iTunes’ comedy charts.


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Along the Indigo ■ ■ BY E L S I E C H A P M A N

Two teenagers’ lives intersect in a desolate town where nothing is as it seems

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fresh, new world: Elsie Chapman grounds her imaginative story in an off-kilter reality ■■ Young adult presence: Chapman is well connected in the YA world and recently teamed up with Ellen Oh on a YA anthology ■■ Literary sweet spot: With its gorgeous prose and fresh concept, this novel has potential for both critical and commercial acclaim

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ISBN 978-1-68335-096-5


he town of Glory is famous for two things: businesses that front for seedy, if not illegal, enterprises and the suicides that happen along the Indigo River. Marsden is desperate to


escape the ‘bed-and-breakfast’ where her mother works as a prostitute – and where her own fate has been decided – and she wants to give her little sister a better life. But escape means money, which leads Mars to skimming the bodies that show up along the Indigo River. It’s there that she runs into Jude, who has secrets of his own and whose brother’s suicide may be linked to Mars’s own sordid

family history. As they grow closer, the two unearth secrets that could allow them to move forward . . . or chain them to the Indigo forever.

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Elsie Chapman grew up in Prince George, British Columbia, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of arts in English literature. She currently lives in Tokyo with her husband and children. She is the author of the young adult thrillers Dualed and Divided.


Polar Distress

AGES 8 TO 12

D R . C R I TC H LO R E ’ S S C H O O L F O R M I N I O N S # 3

Book three in the hilarious illustrated series about a hero with a heart of gold attending a school for villains – now in paperback!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fresh series look: New eye-catching design is on-trend for the age group ■■ Bonus content: Includes a sample chapter from the fourth and final book in the series

Praise for the series ‘An Addams Family for a new generation.’ – Michael Buckley, bestselling

■■ Timed publication: Launch to coincide with the publication of the final book in the series ■■ Illustrations throughout: Joe

author of the NERDS and

Sutphin’s illustrations capture

Sisters Grimm series

the madness and humour of the

‘Clever and funny. I laughed throughout!’ – Andrea Beaty,

monsters that call Dr. Critchlore’s school ‘home’

author of Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies and the bestselling


Ada Twist, Scientist

20 black-and-white illustrations

‘Dr. Critchlore’s School

304 pages

for Minions is one cool

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ghoul school.’ – Tony


DiTerlizzi, co-creator of the


Spiderwick Chronicles ‘A perfect blend of Hogwarts and Monster’s University.’

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– School Library Journal ‘Another smart, funny romp

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featuring a notably diverse cast headed by a minion who’s looking more and more like a hero.’ – Kirkus Reviews


unt Higgins has a long to-do list. He needs to find out who cursed him, and why; he needs to make up with his best friend, Syke; and he needs to pass the


Junior Henchman Training Program. That last one? Not likely. Professor Murphy hates Runt and is actively trying to fail him. The only way for Runt to pass the class and stay at Dr. Critchlore’s School is to locate a rare mineral that Dr. Critchlore needs to make an Undefeatable Minion. To find it, Runt must travel to icy Upper Worb and battle gyrfalcons, yetis . . . and the loathsome team from Dr. Pravus’s school. Their newest member? Runt’s former best friend, Syke. Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for

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Minions series and The Boy with 17 Senses. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Visit her at Joe Sutphin is the illustrator of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. He lives with his wife and cat in a big red barn in Ohio. Visit him at


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■ ■ BY S H E I L A G R AU   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J O E S U T P H I N


In this contemporary YA, a teenager’s favourite

An excerpt from

‘Ohhh, who’s that under the maples?’ I pointed across the drive to a guy pacing beneath the row of trees. ‘Those are sycamores,’ said Eliza. ‘And the only male I know at Hero High is Toby, so your guess is as good as mine.’ I studied the way the mystery student’s head was bent. Sunlight and shadows played across the black curls that spilled around his ears. ‘Does he look upset? Do you think we should – ’ I stepped off the path in his direction, but Eliza grabbed my arm. ‘No, I don’t think you should bother the brooding boy who’s choosing to be by himself. He’s a stranger, not a stray puppy.’ But, he was so alone beneath the trees. So alone and so picturesque with his dark pants and white shirt against the green backdrop and dappled shade. His tie wasn’t fastened, just draped around his collar, and his sleeves were rolled up. A blazer was slung over a book bag at the base of a tree. I couldn’t see if his expression was as emotional as his posture and pacing, but I could practically hear his sighs as he clenched and unclenched a fist in time with his footsteps. Boys are so much better in books. It was a maxim I’d sworn by for my first fifteen years. But this boy looked like he’d stepped right off the pages and into my life. ––



literary heroes woo her in real life Bookish Boyfriends ■ ■ BY T I F FA N Y S C H M I DT


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Paperback original format: We’re excited to launch a new commercial series that’s sure to move copies ■■ Perfect beach read: This swoony series will capture the hearts of girls who like books and boys ■■ Crossover (middle-grade to YA) genre: These squeaky-clean, low-YA titles offer accessible re-tellings of the classics for teens and tweens

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he first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry

is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance to test these daydreams when she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer into Reginald R. Hero High, where all their fantasies come true – often with surprising consequences. Tiffany Schmidt is a former teacher who lives and writes in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is the author of several young adult thrillers and dramas for Bloomsbury.


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Done Dirt Cheap ■ ■ BY S A R A H N I C O L E L E M O N

Sons of Anarchy meets Thelma and Louise – now in paperback!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Strong BFF protagonists: Two young women from opposite sides of the tracks join forces to overthrow the people who exploit them ■■ Fresh, commercial hook: Motorcycle clubs are new to YA! A pulse-pounding, dangerous theme gives this novel a sexy spin ■■ Stellar reviews: Trade and reader reviews have been resoundingly enthusiastic

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ourmaline Harris’s life hit pause at fifteen, when her mum went to prison because of Tourmaline’s unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a

strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker gang known as the Wardens.


Virginia Campbell’s life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mum ‘sold’ her into the services of the district attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When DA Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club – and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel.

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Sarah Lemon has butchered wild game, worked at a plastics factory, and earned her bachelor’s degree in pre-law – but she skipped over law school to wander the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains instead. Sarah lives and writes on the Chesapeake Bay.

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■ ■ BY R I L E Y R E D G AT E

Now in paperback! A teenage girl disguises herself as a boy to sneak into a competitive, all-male a cappella group

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Growing talent: There’s been enormous enthusiasm from readers and booksellers surrounding the publication of Riley Redgate’s first novel, Seven Ways We Lie ■■ Contemporary sweet spot: The author has the perfect voice for grounded YA and strikes an excellent balance between light-hearted humour and serious content ■■ Social-media savvy: Riley Redgate has a strong social-media presence, including 10,000 Tumblr followers (and counting) ■■ Topical themes: This novel touches on the relevant and important themes of female empowerment and gender discrimination

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t’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which – in the musical theatre world – is sort of like being a

vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the autumn musical for the third


year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshipped . . . revered . . . all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for. Riley Redgate is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Her first two novels, Noteworthy and Seven Ways We Lie, earned critical acclaim. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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Worlds of Ink and Shadow A N OV E L O F T H E B R O N T Ë S


■ ■ BY L E N A C OA K L E Y

352 pages 210 × 140mm • 81/4 × 51/4"

harlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable.

After all, nothing can bond siblings quite like life in


an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid


imaginations lend them escape from their strict


upbringing, transporting them into the glittering, high


society world of Verdopolis, literally. They realise

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that crossing over comes at a steep price, but when they try to stop, their creations haunt them. They vow to travel to Verdopolis one more time to destroy

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it – and risk being trapped there forever. Gorgeously written and meticulously researched, Worlds of Ink and Shadow brings to life the upbringing of one of history’s most celebrated literary families. Lena Coakley is the author of Witchlanders and the forthcoming Nix. She grew up on Long Island, where she wanted to be either a trapeze artist or a jewel thief. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and now lives in Toronto. Visit


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Edgewater ■ ■ BY C O U R T N E Y S H E I N M E L


orrie Hollander used to be a rich girl, but now she’s lost everything because of the

secrets and lies of the people around her. It’s been


12 years since Lorrie’s mother skipped town and


left Lorrie in the care of her unstable aunt Gigi.

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Along with Lorrie’s sister, they live in a neglected, decrepit mansion called Edgewater, the eyesore in a town of extraordinary wealth and privilege.

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When Charlie, the son of an esteemed senator, takes an interest in Lorrie, her shame for her family and lifestyle runs deep. But what she doesn’t know is that Charlie’s family is hiding something, too, and that their secrets are inextricably tied. Now Lorrie must confront the truth about her family – and everything she thought she knew about herself. Courtney Sheinmel is the author of My So-Called Family, Positively, Sincerely, All the Things You Are, and the Stella Batts series for young readers. Her books have received many awards and appeared on numerous recommendation lists.

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Doodle Journeys A F I L L- I N J O U R N A L F O R E V E RY DAY E X P LO R E R S ■ ■ BY DAW N D E V R I E S S O KO L


S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popular topic: Fill-in doodle books for kids are one of the fastest-growing categories ■■ Existing platform: Sokol is popular in the tween girl world thanks to her successful book Doodle Diary ■■ Old-school fun: Sokol’s books will inspire tweens to put down their screens and put pen to paper ■■ Bestselling author: Sokol’s journals have sold about 200,000 copies

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ravel for kids often means sitting in a plane, train, or car with an iPad on their laps – head down, headphones on, watching a movie or playing a mind-numbing game. In Doodle Journeys, an

interactive guidebook, Dawn creates prompts that inspire children to pick up their head and look

outside the window. They are challenged to imagine where they are going, what they might see. They are also dared to envision worlds that don’t exist.


The book will offer suggestions of marking tools (showing a TSA-approved artist kit), ways to adhere photos, and tips for how to document with doodles. Young explorers will use prompts on pages overflowing with colourful, vibrant backgrounds to encourage them to note and document what’s around them. Throughout the book are travel-­inspired doodles and quotes. Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of many books, including Art Doodle Love, The Doodle Circle, Year of the Doodle, and Doodle Zen, all with Abrams. She is also the author of Doodle Diary and Doodle Sketchbook. Learn more at Dawn’s blog,

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■ ■ BY M I C H A E L B U C K L E Y   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E T E R F E R G U S O N

■■ Bestselling series: The Sisters


Grimm series has sold more than two million copies! ■■ Hot topic: Fractured fairy tales continue to be popular for all

B O O K E I G H T:

The Everafter The Inside War Story

Over 2 milli on in prin t!


The Council of Mirrors

ages, from the middle grade The Land of Stories series to the popular TV drama Grimm ■■ More Grimm to love: Just announced! Amazon is developing an animated TV show based on the bestselling series ■■ Fresh package: New books feature a redesigned cover and a larger, more eye-catching trim size

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tongue-in-cheek frolic features . . . a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future


★ ‘Terrific, head-spinning series . . . this


episodes.’ – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

BOOKS FOR READING AND SHARING ‘Enormously entertaining, the book takes

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ISBN 978-1-68335-260-0

heights.’ – Time Out New York Kids ‘A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense, and a wild cast of

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ISBN 978-1-68335-259-4

the fractured fairy-tale genre to new

‘Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s

characters, readers will have trouble putting

adventures as much as I did.’ – Sarah Michelle

this novel down.’ – Dallas Morning News

Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

★ ‘The twists and turns of the plot, the clever

‘Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me

humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses

eagerly turning the pages.’ – R. L. Stine

of Everafters we think we know, will appeal

‘Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm?

to many readers.’ – Kliatt, starred review

What a great concept!’ – Jane Yolen


ans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humour in the popular New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley,

now with new cover art. As featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the nine wildly popular books are

favourites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales – a spin taken up by hit TV shows such as Grimm and Once Upon a Time, the bestselling book series The Land of Stories, and more. Michael Buckley’s previous books include a New York Times bestseller, a Kirkus Best Fantasy Book, and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum winners. He has written and developed television shows for several networks. He lives in Brooklyn. Peter Ferguson is a comic book and editorial artist living in Montreal.

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One Trick Pony


■ ■ BY N AT H A N H A L E

Now in paperback, the standalone sci-fi graphic novel by bestselling author Nathan Hale

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popular author/illustrator: Each of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and Hale

Praise for One Trick Pony

has been nominated for several

‘While beautifully

Eisner Awards for the series,

concise, it still manages to squeeze in loads of

including Best Writer/Artist ■■ Branching out: This is the first

suspense, chills (though

fiction comic Hale has both

nothing too nightmare-

written and illustrated

inducing), action, and

■■ Appealing format: Paperback

entertaining character

is perfect for kids picking up a

dynamics – all within

graphic novel, and this edition

a refreshingly original

will include a sample chapter

take on postapocalyptic

from the Hazardous Tales series

hellscapes.’ – New York

in the back

Times Book Review

■■ Sci-fi adventure: This

‘With an engaging,

action-packed tale full of robots

racially diverse cast, this

and aliens will engage boys and

high-stakes epic adventure

reluctant readers

should have wide appeal . . . Hale shepherds this complex narrative with


the same sure hand as his

2-colour illustration throughout

graphic novel series of

144 pages

real stories from history.’

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– Horn Book Magazine

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he aliens have arrived. And they’re hungry for electricity. In the Earth of the future, humans are on the run from an alien force – giant blobs who suck up electrical devices wherever they

can find them. Strata and her family are part of a caravan of digital rescuers, hoping to keep the


memory of civilisation alive by saving electronics wherever they can. Many humans have reverted to a pre-electrical age, and others have taken advantage of the invasion to become dangerous bandits and outlaws. When Strata and her brother are separated from the caravan, they must rely on a particularly beautiful and rare robot pony to escape the outlaws and aliens – and defeat the invaders once and for all. Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al’s Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. He lives in Provo, Utah.


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Fuzzy ■ ■ BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R A N D PAU L D E L L I N G E R

The sci-fi robot adventure cowritten by the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series – now in paperback

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author with real kid appeal: Tom Angleberger, author of the highly successful Origami Yoda series, teams up with science fiction and fantasy writer Paul Dellinger to create a winning combination. Fuzzy won the Eleanor Cameron Golden Duck Award and was a finalist for the CBC Book Award ■■ Strong female protagonist: Max’s spunk will appeal both to Angleberger’s existing fans and to girl readers ■■ Broad reader appeal: Angleberger’s middle-grade humour combined with robots will engage reluctant readers

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t Vanguard One Middle School (aka Vainglorious), the halls are crawling with robots, but Fuzzy isn’t your run-of-the-mill android. When Fuzzy enrols at Vainglorious as part of the Robot

Integration Program, he is quickly befriended by Max, who is determined to help him learn everything


he needs to know. The middle school of the future is just as fraught with crazy kids, tricky teachers, and bad smells as the middle school of today. Add in some evil schemers, and you have real trouble. Together, Max and Fuzzy reveal the super-secret, nefarious purpose behind the Robot Integration Program. They must fight to save the school before it’s too late. Fuzzy is one girl’s quest to befriend a robot, survive middle school, and save the world.

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Bestselling author Tom Angleberger’s books include Horton Halfpott, Fake Mustache, and the popular Origami Yoda series. He lives in Virginia and is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell. Paul Dellinger is a retired newspaper reporter who writes science fiction and fantasy tales. He lives in Wytheville, Virginia.


▲ From Watercolor Workshop


Bouquet in a Book ■ ■ BY M O L LY H ATC H

Beautiful, interactive gift books that transform into everlasting bouquets


See Molly Hatch Stationery Collection pages 124–125

hese two gift books offer a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with carefully


selected flowers. Happy Day features bright, cheery flowers with uplifting sentiments, and

■■ These are the first two titles in a

Thinking of You offers a soothing array of blooms with empathetic meanings. Each spread features

new series, featuring books that

a flower that ‘flips up’ from the page, a brief description of the flower’s symbolism, and its special

transform with a unique ‘flip-up’

message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a

format element into display

desk just like a vase of flowers.

objects ■■ Perfect for Mother’s Day,

Molly Hatch is a ceramicist and illustrator whose creative output includes one-of-a-kind installations for museums and private collectors, home accessory lines, textiles, and greeting cards. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts. Visit and for more.

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birthdays, graduations, teacher appreciations, hostess gifts, gratitude, and sympathy ■■ Molly Hatch is a well-established designer of stationery and housewares across multiple markets

S PECIFICATIONS 24 colour illustrations 24 pages 133 × 152mm • 51/4 × 6" Interactive hardcover book with flip-up die-cut flowers RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY •  FLOWERS & GARDENING • ART

Happy Day

Thinking of You ISBN 978-1-4197-2955-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2955-3 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729553

Happy Day ISBN 978-1-4197-2954-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2954-6 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729546

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Molly Hatch Stationery Collection ■ ■ BY M O L LY H ATC H

Journals and notecards featuring artwork by a well-loved ceramicist and designer S E LLING POINTS ■■ Molly Hatch is a well-established designer of stationery, housewares, and home decor across a variety of markets


his stationery collection pairs Molly Hatch’s colourful botanical artwork with her signature ceramic motifs to create a fresh, modern stationery collection that appeals to anyone who loves

flowers and the finer things. The line includes a hardcover journal, a paperback notebook, and a set of boxed notecards.

■■ Perfect products for museums, garden shops, gift stores, and

Molly Hatch is a ceramicist and illustrator whose creative output includes one-of-a-kind installations

for display with the Bouquet in a

for museums and private collectors, home accessory lines, textiles, and greeting cards. She lives in

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Florence, Massachusetts. Visit and for more.

■■ Collection includes: a set of notecards in a foil-stamped keepsake box, a foil-stamped

See Bouquet in a Book pages 122–123

paperback notebook with stained edges, and a hardcover journal with foil stamping, stained edges, and a ribbon marker


S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 144 lined pages 210 × 130mm • 81/8 × 51/4" Hardcover journal with lay-flat binding, foil stamping, stained edges, ribbon marker ISBN 978-1-4197-2956-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2956-0 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729560

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Molly Hatch Journal

Molly Hatch All Occasions Notecards S PECIFICATIONS 20 cards, 20 envelopes 168 × 117mm • 45/8 × 65/8" 4 each of 5 designs Boxed cards with envelopes ISBN 978-1-4197-2958-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2958-4 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729584

Molly Hatch Notebook S PECIFICATIONS 128 lined pages 210 × 146mm • 81/4 × 53/4" Paperback notebook with lay‑flat binding, gilded edges, foil‑stamped cover ISBN 978-1-4197-2957-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2957-7 UK £11.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 729577

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Watercolor Workshop L E A R N TO PA I N T I N 1 0 0 E X P E R I M E N T S ■ ■ BY S A S H A P R O O D   ■   F O R E W O R D BY S T E V E N H E L L E R

A fully instructional sketchbook for making contemporary watercolours from professional artist Sasha Prood S E LLING POINTS ■■ The only instructional watercolour book that allows you to paint directly on the pages ■■ Showcases a modern aesthetic that appeals to the contemporary creative audience ■■ The perfect product for art stores, museums, galleries, and gift stores, either on its own or alongside the Watercolor Workshop stationery collection ■■ With a lay-flat binding and heavy, uncoated paper stock, this workbook is custom built for watercolour painting

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 256 pages 203 × 203mm • 8 × 8" Paperback with a lay-flat binding and heavy paper stock


RIGHTS: WORLD his workbook brings a sense of freedom and fun to watercolour


instruction while building your skills to create gorgeous


­contemporary-looking art. Artist Sasha Prood makes watercolours

accessible by setting you up to paint a series of swatches before attempting to make final art. Her sketchbook emphasises experimentation

ART • CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-2924-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2924-9 UK £21.99  US $24.99 52499

with colour and technique so that you can learn to enjoy and embrace the unique qualities of watercolour. Through 100 different experiments, Prood

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teaches you traditional techniques like wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, and flat washes, and also encourages you to play with the paint through colourful ombrés, unique bloom textures, and added elements like salt and sponging. Each experiment is accompanied by Prood’s beautifully painted examples and space to practice your skills directly in the sketchbook.

See Watercolor Workshop Stationery Collection pages 128–129

Sasha Prood is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design, The Cooper Union, and the School of Visual Arts. She has received awards and recognition from national design magazines (PRINT, HOW) and her work has been featured in books, magazines, and blogs, including ELLE Interiors, Apartment Therapy, and Oh Joy! She has exhibited her art internationally. Visit for more.

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Watercolor Workshop Stationery Collection ■ ■ BY S A S H A P R O O D

Stunning contemporary watercolour art from Watercolor Workshop on journals and notecards S E LLING POINTS ■■ A new twist to the popular medium with Sasha Prood’s masterful technique coupled with a contemporary, geometric design aesthetic ■■ Perfect products for art stores,


eaturing Sasha Prood’s stunning watercolour swatches arranged in crisp, geometric patterns coupled with foil-stamped accents, this collection appeals to artists, design

lovers, and anyone who appreciates a clean, modern aesthetic. The line includes a hardcover

journal, a paperback notebook, and a set of boxed notecards.

museums, galleries, gift stores, and for merchandising

Sasha Prood is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is an

individually, as a collection, or

alumnus of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design, The Cooper Union, and the School of Visual

with the original sketchbook

Arts. She has received awards and recognition from national design magazines

■■ Collection includes a set of

(PRINT, HOW) and her work has been featured in books, magazines, and

notecards in a foil-stamped

blogs, including ELLE Interiors, Apartment Therapy, and Oh Joy! She has

keepsake box, a foil-stamped

exhibited her art internationally. Visit for more.

paperback notebook with stained

See Watercolor Workshop pages 126–127

edges, and a hardcover journal with foil stamping, stained edges, and a ribbon marker


S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 144 lined pages 210 × 130mm • 81/4 × 51/8" Hardcover journal with lay-flat binding, stained edges, ribbon marker ISBN 978-1-4197-2921-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2921-8 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729218

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Watercolor Workshop Journal

Watercolor Workshop Notecards S PECIFICATIONS 20 cards, 20 envelopes 168 × 117mm • 65/8 × 45/8" 2 each of 10 designs Boxed cards with envelopes ISBN 978-1-4197-2923-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2923-2 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729232

Watercolor Workshop Notebook

S PECIFICATIONS 128 lined and dot-grid pages 210 × 146mm • 81/4 × 53/4" Paperback notebook with lay‑flat binding, stained edges, foil‑stamped cover ISBN 978-1-4197-2922-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2922-5 UK £11.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 729225

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Sketchbook Dares 24 WAYS TO D R AW O U T YO U R I N N E R A R T I S T ■ ■ BY L AU R A L E E G U L L E D G E

A guided sketchbook that dares you to unlock your inner artist, from acclaimed graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge S E LLING POINTS ■■ Eisner-nominated author and illustrator whose graphic novels, Will & Whit and Page by Paige, have sold over 30,000 copies combined ■■ The exercises in this book are accessible, easily adaptable to all skill levels from novice to expert, and appropriate for both teens and adults

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 208 pages 229 × 171mm • 9 × 63/4" Paperback with a lay-flat binding RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY •  ART • ACTIVITY BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-2606-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2606-4 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 726064


n this guided sketchbook, art educator and graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge provides 24 unique

dares, art prompts, and challenges to hone your observation skills and practice your techniques, all while encouraging you to trust your creative instincts.

Culled from Gulledge’s own tricks for confronting the blank page, this sketchbook dares you to sketch objects from memory, doodle with your non-dominant hand, and tell personal stories with drawings and words. With examples of her own work, handy tips, words of encouragement, and plenty of blank pages, this sketchbook gives you everything you need to start making art. Laura Lee Gulledge is the author of the graphic novels Will & Whit and Page by Paige, which was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award. She has worked in art education, scenic painting, textile design, and event production, among other pursuits. She lives in Palmyra, Virginia. Visit her online at, where she regularly posts new and in-progress art.

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Find Your Adventure A J O U R N A L F O R E X P LO R I N G H O M E & AWAY ■ ■ BY N I C O L E L A R U E

A guided journal for inspiring unique adventures and chronicling your experiences S E LLING POINTS ■■ Merges the popular themes of exploration and mindfulness into a single, charming product ■■ Great gift for recent graduates, travel enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to shake up a daily routine by going on local adventures ■■ Deluxe details like a foil-stamped cover and ribbon markers combine with practical features like a lay-flat binding and a compact trim size to make this the perfect portable keepsake



2-colour illustrations throughout 160 pages his illustrated guided journal is tailor made for

203 × 133mm • 8 × 51/4"

exploring the world around you. Brimming with

Paperback journal with lay-flat

prompts that encourage you to break out of a rut and take

binding, grain-embossed and

a fresh look at your surroundings, the journal engages your

foil-stamped cover, 2 ribbon

sense of curiosity and spirit of exploration. Each of the four


chapters centres around a different type of adventuring, so you can skip around and choose activities that fit your mood. Discover new locales as you map your day’s route in the Wandering chapter, pay attention to overlooked details as you compose a poem with street names in the Noteworthy chapter, get in touch with your feelings as you list what made you smile in the Authentic chapter, and be bold and outgoing as you photograph intriguing people in

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY •  TRAVEL • ACTIVITY BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-2918-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2918-8 UK £12.99  US $14.99 51499 9 781419 729188

the Daring chapter. Beautiful details like a grain-embossed cover, foil stamping, and ribbon markers make the journal an ideal keepsake to remember all your adventures by. Nicole LaRue is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. Some of her past clients include The Women’s March; Chronicle Books; Compendium, Inc.; Tiny Prints/Shutterfly; Tallulah Greeting Cards; DC Shoes; and American Eagle Outfitters. See more of her work at

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The Very Short Story Starter 1 0 1 F L A S H F I C T I O N P R O M P T S F O R C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G ■ ■ BY J O H N G I L L A R D

The ultimate companion to composing very short stories (a.k.a. ‘flash fiction’) S E LLING POINTS ■■ Flash fiction is a hugely popular form of creative writing and this is the only guided journal on the market devoted to the genre ■■ This lay-flat paperback journal is portable enough to take on a commute or holiday, but still provides a comfortable amount of space for writing

S PECIFICATIONS 208 pages 230 × 170mm • 91/16 × 611/16" Paperback with a lay-flat binding RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY •  LITERATURE • ACTIVITY BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-3013-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-3013-9 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699


lash fiction is an ultra-short story format (usually

1,000 words or less) that distils a narrative into its most

economic and impactful form. Popular with creative writers

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around the world, flash fiction’s word-count constraint challenges you to think differently about how to tell a story. This lay-flat paperback workbook contains 101 writing prompts crafted to inspire an incredible variety of very short stories. Some prompts instruct you to focus on setting or developing a specific character. Other prompts ask you to play with story structure, to begin at the end or jump right into the middle of the action. You are also encouraged to bring the journal to different locations (a coffee shop or a museum) and take story cues from your surroundings. With helpful writing tips and just the right amount of space to write, this journal is the perfect tool to jump-start a flash fiction writing practice. John Gillard is a writer and designer who lives and works in Brighton, England. He runs creative writing workshops, performs his own works of short fiction and poetry, and is the author of The Creative Writer’s Notebook.

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Handy, helpful, encouraging, and inspiring tools for writing and planning on the go

Stories To Be Written

Ideas To Be Realized

A W R I T E R ’ S N OT E B O O K


■ ■ BY A B R A M S N OT E R I E

■ ■ BY A B R A M S N OT E R I E


Royalties donated to Poets&Writers,, which will heavily promote products to its nearly 200,000 print and digital subscribers

hese notebooks each offer space to develop ideas and stories in a practical yet design-minded


package. Use the lined pages of Stories to Be Written to jot down everything from plot points to

■■ Even in the digital sphere, people

title ideas to character quirks and snippets of dialogue. Fill the gridded pages of Ideas to Be Realized

continue to turn to analogue

with sketched diagrams, project outlines, and more. Interspersed with quotes that offer advice,

means for brainstorming ideas,

witticisms, and quips on their respective subjects, these journals are perfect tools for aspiring writers

note taking, and project planning

and innovative thinkers.

■■ The writing notebook has broad

Pe n not d include

audience appeal and directly addresses the aspiring writer ■■ Notebooks can be merchandised individually or as a set ■■ Their compact size and lay-flat binding coupled with rounded corners, cloth covers, an elastic band closure, and a pen holder make these notebooks practical tools for on-the-go writing and brainstorming

S PECIFICATIONS Stories has lined pages Ideas has gridded pages 160 pages 175 × 98mm • 67/8 × 37/8" Clothbound hardcover journal with rounded corners, pen holder, an elastic closure RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY •  DESIGN • LITERATURE Stories To Be Written ISBN 978-1-4197-2881-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2881-5 UK £11.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 728815

Ideas To Be Realized ISBN 978-1-4197-2978-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2978-2 UK £11.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 729782

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Friendship: A Fill-In Keepsake ■ ■ BY M A I S E N J O R   ■  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY L I S A G R U E

An illustrated journal filled with insightful prompts that invite friends to jot down fun facts about themselves and reflect on their friendships S E LLING POINTS ■■ A perfect gift for birthdays, wedding and baby showers, graduations, or other milestone occasions ■■ Fits into a market where women are striving to find new ways to support, empower, and value one another ■■ Beautifully packaged with foilstamped jacket and cover; a bold, Scandinavian-inspired colour palette; and Lisa Grue’s striking illustrations on every page

S PECIFICATIONS 2-colour illustrations throughout 144 pages 224 × 168mm • 813/16 × 65/8" Hardcover journal with jacket, foil-stamping RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY •  RELATIONSHIPS • ACTIVITY BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-2693-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2693-4 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699


his guided journal is filled with a series of recurring questions to be filled out by the important women

in your life. Entry pages can be completed one-on-one

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over a cup of coffee, or the book can be passed around at a gathering (such as a baby or wedding shower) to create a keepsake of a milestone event. These questionnaires are interspersed with short passages that provide insight or advice about friendships, capturing the unique essence of these relationships all in one lovely volume. Lisa Grue is an artist and illustrator based in Copenhagen. Her clients include Anna Sui, NYLON, Vogue, Kid Robot, Ace Hotel New York, Benefit Cosmetics, and more. Lisa’s work can also be seen in several international books on illustration and design. Visit for more. Maise Njor is a journalist, author, and former chief editor of the Danish lifestyle magazine Eurowoman. She has published nine books and lives in Espergærde, Denmark.

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Guided keepsake books for capturing and collecting all the things you love and appreciate about your parent

50 Things About My Mother

50 Things About My Father



■ ■ BY A B R A M S N OT E R I E

■ ■ BY A B R A M S N OT E R I E


S E LLING POINTS ■■ These guided keepsake books are perfect for Mother’s and Father’s Day and also for milestone events such as birthdays, retirement, and more ■■ Features a foil-stamped, grain‑embossed cover, ribbon markers, and a 4-colour interior, with illustrations throughout

hought provoking and celebratory, these fill-in books provide 50 prompts that help you capture all the things you love and appreciate about your parents: their talents, their quirks, the

memories you share, and more. With a fresh illustration style and deluxe production details like a

grain-embossed, foil-stamped cover, ribbon markers, and a 4-colour interior, these journals are the perfect keepsake that parents will enjoy for years to come.

S PECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 96 pages 203 × 133mm • 8 × 51/4" Paperback fill-in book with lay‑flat binding, grain-embossed and foil-stamped cover, 2 ribbon markers RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY •  PARENTING • ACTIVITY BOOK 50 Things About My Mother ISBN 978-1-4197-2976-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2976-8 UK £11.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 729768

50 Things About My Father ISBN 978-1-4197-2977-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2977-5 UK £11.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 729775


99 Things That Bring Me Joy (Guided Journal) ISBN 978-1-4197-1981-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1981-3 UK £9.99  US $12.95 51295 9 781419 719813

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Brave Birds Stationery Collection ■ ■ BY M AU D E W H I T E

From celebrated paper artist Maude White, this stationery collection features her spectacular cut-paper birds

S E LLING POINTS ■■ These unique paper-cut renderings appeal to bird lovers and paper-art fans alike ■■ Author originally launched the Brave Birds project on Instagram, where she now has more than


ith a thin sheet of white paper and an X-acto knife, artist Maude White carves out delicate and exquisitely detailed renderings of birds. This collection features her incredible artwork,

reproduced with special production details (embossing and foil stamping) to highlight its intricacy.

The line includes a hardcover journal, a paperback notebook, and a set of boxed notecards.

70,000 followers and garners hundreds of responses to

Maude White is a cut-paper artist living in New York State’s Hudson Valley. She has been featured

each post

online and in print, including in the San Francisco Globe, Artvoice, and more. Her work is featured in

■■ Perfect products for museums,

galleries, and her shadow puppet designs are featured in The Happy Film by Stefan Sagmeister.

galleries, and gift stores that can be merchandised individually, as a collection, or alongside the original book, Brave Birds (Abrams Image, 2018) ■■ Collection includes a set of notecards in a keepsake box, a stamped paperback notebook with stained edges, and a hardcover journal with stamping, stained edges, and a ribbon marker ■■ Printed on FSC certified paper


S PECIFICATIONS 2-colour illustrations throughout 144 lined pages 210 × 130mm • 81/4 × 51/8" Hardcover journal with lay-flat binding, stained edges, ribbon marker ISBN 978-1-4197-2973-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2973-7 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729737

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Brave Birds Notecards

S PECIFICATIONS 20 cards, 20 envelopes 168 × 117 • 65/8 × 45/8" 2 each of 10 designs Boxed cards with envelopes ISBN 978-1-4197-2974-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2974-4 UK £14.99  US $16.99 51699 9 781419 729744

Brave Birds Notebook

S PECIFICATIONS 128 lined pages 210 × 146mm • 8¼ × 5¾" Paperback notebook with lay‑flat binding, foil-stamped cover ISBN 978-1-4197-2975-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2975-1 UK £11.99  US $12.99 51299 9 781419 729751

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Above San Francisco

Art: 365 Days of Masterpieces

BoJack Horseman

2019 Wall Calendar By Robert Cameron ISBN 978-1-4197-3092-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-3092-4 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Desk Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3014-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3014-6 £11.99  US $16.99 51699

2019 Wall Calendar By Bojack Horseman ISBN 978-1-4197-3177-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-3177-8 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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Daily Dress

2019 Wall Calendar By Dale Chihuly ISBN 978-1-4197-3093-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-3093-1 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Weekly Planner By Dale Chihuly ISBN 978-1-4197-3094-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-3094-8 £13.99  US $16.99 51699

2019 Desk Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3015-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-3015-3 £10.99  US $12.99 51299

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Daily Dress 2019 Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3016-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-3016-0 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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Edward Weston: American Landscapes 2019 Wall Calendar By Museum of Fine Arts Boston ISBN 978-1-4197-3188-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-3188-4 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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Extraordinary Chickens 2019 Wall Calendar By Stephen Green-Armytage ISBN 978-1-4197-2999-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2999-7 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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French Country Diary



2019 Engagement Calendar By Linda Dannenberg  |  Photography by Guillaume de Laubier ISBN 978-1-4197-3001-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3001-6 £19.99  US $25.99 52599

2019 Deluxe Engagement Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3017-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-3017-7 £17.99  US $21.99 52199

2019 Engagement Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3020-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-3020-7 £13.99  US $16.99 51699

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Iggy, Rosie & Ada Family Planner

Impressionist Gardens

Impressionist Gardens

2019 Wall Calendar By Andrea Beaty  |  Illustrations by David Roberts ISBN 978-1-4197-3067-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-3067-2 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Mini Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3023-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-3023-8 £7.99  US $8.99 50899

2019 Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3022-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-3022-1 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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Legend of Zelda: Breadth of the Wild 2019 Wall Calendar By Nintendo ISBN 978-1-4197-3100-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3100-6 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

Lil Bub


2019 Wall Calendar By Lil Bub ISBN 978-1-4197-3080-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-3080-1 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Deluxe Engagement Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3027-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3027-6 £17.99  US $21.99 52199

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New York in Art

New York in Art

New York in Art

2019 Engagement Calendar By Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3028-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-3028-3 £13.99  US $16.99 51699

2019 Deluxe Engagement Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3040-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-3040-5 £17.99  US $21.99 52199

2019 Engagement Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3029-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-3029-0 £13.99  US $16.99 51699

2019 Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3030-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3030-6 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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New York in Photographs

New York in Photographs

Paris in Art

Paris in Bloom

2019 Mini Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3039-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-3039-9 £7.99  US $8.99 50899

2019 Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3042-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-3042-9 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3031-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-3031-3 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Wall Calendar By Georgianna Lane ISBN 978-1-4197-3004-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-3004-7 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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Planet Golf



2019 Mini Wall Calendar By The Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN 978-1-4197-3033-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-3033-7 £7.99  US $8.99 50899

2019 Wall Calendar By Darius Oliver  |  Photography by John and Jeannine Henebry ISBN 978-1-4197-2998-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2998-0 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Wall Calendar By Nintendo ISBN 978-1-4197-3101-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-3101-3 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

2019 Wall Calendar By Pokémon ISBN 978-1-4197-3189-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-3189-1 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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Super Mario

Super Nintendo Retro Art

Treasured Lands

Van Gogh

2019 Wall Calendar By Nintendo ISBN 978-1-4197-3102-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-3102-0 £11.99  US $14.99 51499

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Above San Francisco 2019 Wall Calendar  138 The Accidental Bad Girl  106 Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists  75 Airport, Paris Orly  7 Alexander Hamilton  90 Along the Indigo  110 Andrew Jackson  90 Art: 365 Days of Masterpieces 2019 Desk Calendar  138 The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi  14 The Austin Cookbook   20 Azzaro  7

Daily Dress 2019 Desk Calendar  138 Daily Dress 2019 Wall Calendar  138 The Displaced  35 Don by the River  85 Done Dirt Cheap  114 Doodle Journeys  117 Dress Like a Woman  42

Hero vs. Villain  57 HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship)  47 Hey Ladies!  48

B Be Our Guest!  73 The Best Mother  79 The Best We Could Do  53 Big Foot & Little Foot  102–103 BoJack Horseman 2019 Wall Calendar  138 BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse  12 Bookish Boyfriends  112–113 Bouquet in a Book  123 Boy Bites Bug  104 Brave Birds  39 Brave Birds Journal  136 Brave Birds Notebook  137 Brave Birds Notecards  137 Brave Birds Stationery Collection  136–137 The Bridge  52 Bygone Badass Broads  43

C Château Cantemerle  22 Chihuly 2019 Wall Calendar  138 Chihuly 2019 Weekly Planner  138 Coastal Blues  26 Coco Chanel  87 The Cook’s Atelier  17 Craft a Life You Love  32 Craft the Rainbow  31

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E Edgewater  116 Edward Weston: American Landscapes  138 Every Shiny Thing  99 Extraordinary Chickens 2019 Wall Calendar  138

F Fifty Places to Run Before You Die  45 50 Things About My Father  135 50 Things About My Mother  135 Final Draft  105 Find Your Adventure  131 First We Eat  19 The 5 O’Clock Band  82 The Foreign Cinema Cookbook  18 Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper  96–97 Frankie’s Magical Day  64 French Country Diary 2019 Engagement Calendar  138 Friendship: A Fill-In Keepsake  134 Fruits in Suits  71 Fuzzy  120

G Gardens 2019 Deluxe Engagement Calendar  138 Gardens 2019 Engagement Calendar  138 Gentlemen, Behave!  49 Ginger Kid  108–109 The Girl with More Than One Heart  98 Godforsaken Grapes  36 Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail  89 Grocery  37


I Ideas to Be Realized  133 Iggy, Rosie & Ada Family Planner 2019 Wall Calendar  138 I’m a Mail Carrier (A Tinyville Town Book)  70 Impressionist Gardens 2019 Mini Wall Calendar  138 Impressionist Gardens 2019 Wall Calendar  138 Institut Pasteur  8 Isle of Dogs (The Wes Anderson Collection)  10–11

J Jack and the Geniuses  100–101 Japanese Stitches Unraveled  29

L Legend of Zelda: Breadth of the Wild  138 Let’s Visit New York  69 Let’s Visit Paris  69 Library on Wheels  88 Lil Bub 2019 Wall Calendar  138 Llamaphones  56 Loome Party  30 Lost in the Jungle  100–101 Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up  94–95




Mama, Is It Summer Yet?  60 Mama’s Belly  78 Mark Seliger Photographs  2 Masterpieces 2019 Deluxe Engagement Calendar  138 Masterpieces 2019 Engagement Calendar  139 Milton Glaser Posters  4 Molly Hatch All Occasions Notecards  125 Molly Hatch Journal  124 Molly Hatch Notebook  125 Molly Hatch Stationery Collection  124–125 My Chickens and I  44 My Dad Is Amazing  67 My Friend Dahmer  54 My Mom Is Magical  67 My Stinky Dog  84

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Valley Girls  107 Van Gogh 2019 Wall Calendar  139 The Very Short Story Starter  132

N Nathan Turner’s I Love California  24 New York in Art 2019 Deluxe Engagement Calendar  139 New York in Art 2019 Engagement Calendar  139 New York in Art 2019 Wall Calendar  139 New York in Photographs 2019 Mini Wall Calendar  139 New York in Photographs 2019 Wall Calendar  139 The Night Knights  80 Noteworthy  115

O One Trick Pony  119

R Rauschenberg  5 Rescue, Restore, Redecorate  28 Rock ’n’ Roll Soul  83 Rolling Stone Covers: 50 Years  13 Rosa’s Animals  89

S Salad for President  16 Sally Mann  3 The Sisters Grimm: Book Seven: The Everafter War  118 The Sisters Grimm: Book Eight: The Inside Story  118 The Sisters Grimm: Book Nine: The Council of Mirrors  118 Sketchbook Dares  130 Splatoon 2019 Wall Calendar  139 Stack the Cats  71 Star Wars Block  18–59 Stories To Be Written  133 Strong-Cuevas Drawings  6 Summer  61 Super Mario 2019 Wall Calendar  139 Super Nintendo Retro Art 2019 Wall Calendar  139 Surfer Chick  91

W Watercolor Workshop  128–129 Watercolor Workshop Journal  128 Watercolor Workshop Notebook  129 Watercolor Workshop Notecards  129 Watercolor Workshop Stationery Collection  128–129 The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs  10–11 Who?  65 Whose Boat?  68 Wiener Werkstatte Textiles 2019 Engagement Calendar  139 William Wegman Man’s Best Friend 2019 Wall Calendar  139 William Wegman Puppies 2019 Wall Calendar  139 Wise Trees 2019 Wall Calendar  139 With My Daddy  63 Wonderbook  46 World Make Way  86 The World of Apartamento  25 Worlds of Ink and Shadow  116 Worn in New York  10

T They Say Blue  76–77 Thinking of You  123 The Timothy Leary Project  34 Tokyo Street Style  41 Tom Fitzmorris’s New Orleans Food  21 Treasured Lands 2019 Wall Calendar  139 Twice Cursed  93


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PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART CREDITS FRONT COVER Sally Mann, Crossing the Maury, gelatin silver print,

and photography copyright © FilmRise and MFD The Movie

8 × 10 inches, Courtesy of the artist. Copyright © Sally Mann

LLC PAGES 55 THROUGH 120: All illustrations © 2018 the artist,

BACK COVER Photograph © Eva Kosmas Flores

unless otherwise indicated. PAGE 55 AND 57 Alex Eben Meyer

INSIDE BACK COVER © 2018 Jillian Tamaki

PAGE 56 Janik Coat PAGES 58 AND 59 Peskimo PAGE 60 Nikki

PAGE 5 Copyright © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Cover:

McClure PAGE 61 David A. Carter PAGES 12, 13 AND 84 Christine

Pneumonia Lisa, 1982. Top: Skyway, 1964. Middle: Hibiscus

Roussey PAGE 64 Michelle Romo PAGE 65 Natascha

Fever (ROCI/Cuba), 1988. Bottom: Lotus VI (The Lotus Series),

Rosenberg PAGES 66 AND 65 Eunice Moyle/Hello!Lucky

2008 PAGE 6 © Strong-Cuevas. Cover: Out of My Mind, 2011.

PAGE 68 Tom Froese PAGE 69 Geraldine Cosneau

Top: East West, 1987. Middle: Tear, 1984. Bottom: Visit, 2003

PAGE 70 Brian Biggs PAGE 71 Susie Ghahremani; Jared

PAGE 12 AND 139 Images courtesy of The Tornante Company

Chapman PAGES 72 AND 73 Photographs © 2018 by Gray

LLC. © 2014–2017 BoJack Productions LLC All Rights Reserved

Malin PAGES 74 AND 75 David Roberts PAGE 78 Abigail Halpin

PAGE 14 © & ™ 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. PAGES 15 AND 17 © Anson

PAGE 79 Diane Goode PAGE 80 Cory Godbey PAGE 81 Dan Santat

Smart PAGE 19 © Eva Kosmas Flores PAGE 20 Photographs by

PAGE 82 Bryan Collier PAGE 83 Matthew Cordell PAGE 85 April

Robert Strickland PAGE 21 Photographs by Rinne Allen PAGE 24

Chu PAGE 86 All works from the collection of The Metropolitan

Photographs by Victoria Pearson PAGE 36 Author photo © Kevin

Museum of Art PAGE 87 Photographs © Getty Images

Klinskidorn PAGES 38 AND 43 Illustrations copyright © Petra

PAGE 88 Cover photograph © State Library of North Carolina

PAGES 40 AND 41 © Tohru Yuasa PAGE 42 Cover: A welder adjusts

PAGE 89 Lion Head (1879), painting by Rosa Bonheur. Courtesy

her goggles at the Electric Boat Company. Groton, Connecticut,

of Prado Museum; Jennifer Thermes PAGE 91 Henry Cole

1943. (Photograph by Bernard Hoffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/

PAGES 92, 93 AND 111 Joe Sutphin PAGES 94 AND 95 Lumberjanes

Getty Images). Top: Annie Easley at NASA Glenn Research

TM & © 2017 Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson

Center. Cleveland, Ohio, 1955. (Photo courtesy of NASA); Middle:

& Brooke Allen. All Rights Reserved PAGE 98 Penelope

An aircraft mechanic checks electrical assemblies at the Vega

Dullaghan PAGE 99 Kimberly Glyder PAGES 100 AND 101 Nick

Aircraft Corporation. Burbank, California, 1942. (Photograph by

Iluzada PAGES 102 AND 103 Felicita Sala PAGE 104 Mike

David Bransby/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,

Heath PAGE 105 Nathan Burton PAGE 106 Catherine Casalino

FSA-OWI Collection (LC-USW361-273); Bottom: Auto repair workers.

PAGE 107 Na Kim PAGE 109 Zak Tebbal Photograph © Ute

Los Angeles, California, c. 1915–1920 (Photo courtesy of Library of

Klaphake/Trevillion Images PAGE 110 Photograph © Ute Klaphake/

Congress, Prints & Photographs Division [LC-DIG-ggbain-26024])

Trevillion Images PAGE 116 Catrin Welz-Stein; Photographs © Getty

PAGE 46 Photo by Kyle Cassidy PAGE 48 Illustrations copyright

Images PAGE 117 Dawn Vries Sokol PAGE 118 Cory Godbey

© Carolyn Bahar PAGES 51 AND 52 Illustrations copyright © Audrey

PAGE 119 Nathan Hale PAGE 138 Image © The Metropolitan

Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell PAGE 53 Illustrations copyright

Museum of Art; Image © Diane Cook and Len Jenshel PAGE

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