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Jungalow: Decorate Wild

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BY JUSTINA BLAKENEY

From Justina Blakeney, the ultimate guide to designing wildly creative interiors that are free–spirited, layered, and deeply personal

Praise for Justina Blakeney “Jungalow [is] one of my fave insta rabbit holes.” Barrymore

—Drew

“Justina Blakeney and her blog The Jungalow have stirred up a design movement full of color, pattern, plants, and energy.” —Washington Post “If there ever was a tangible example of boho–chic perfection, it would be Justina Blakeney’s Instagram account.” —Domino.com

Star power: Justina’s star shines brightly for more than 3 million followers and fans; her Jungalow brand is routinely listed in the design media’s top ten Instagram accounts Internationally recognized brand: Jungalow products are sold by Target, Anthropologie, Wayfair, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Cost Plus World Market, Urban Outfitters, Calico Corners, Living Spaces, and One King's Lane Design expert: THE go–to source for bohemian modern design, Justina believes decorating is about feeling free, having fun, and getting a little bit wild

“Social media’s favorite maximalist.”—House Beautiful “She may be one of the most prominent figures in the contemporary design world . . .” —domino.com

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10-7/8" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-4705-2 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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CARTON QTY: 6 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-988-3 Justina Blakeney’s new book is her biggest, boldest, and most beautiful volume yet, filled with irresistible style, original patterns, and artwork—lushly photographed by Dabito. In each chapter, Justina shares her distinctive point of view on everything design fans want to know—how to make bold choices with color and pattern, how to take cues from nature, how to authentically glean inspiration from their heritage and travels, how to break rules, and all the other paths to truly begin to decorate wild. Along the way, Justina also shares personal narratives, practical advice, and nuanced insight into how she lives in her own space—how she reconnects with nature, how she plays and stays inspired, how she gives herself permission to feel free and wild, and how readers can do the same. Jungalow is the term coined by Justina for the brand that embodies her wild, but cozy and homey, style. Copycats abound, but there is no other book like this one—offering Justina’s authentic, encouraging voice and approachable, signature style.

ALSO AVAILABLE New Bohemians Handbook ISBN 978-1-4197-2482-4 US $27.50 CAN $34.50 UK £19.99

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Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, and New York Times bestselling author of The New Bohemians and The New Bohemians Handbook (together, more than 100,000 copies sold!). Blakeney lives in Los Angeles.

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The Principles of Pretty Rooms BY PHOEBE HOWARD

Beloved interior designer Phoebe Howard shares her style secrets for creating truly pretty rooms filled with grace and charm

SELLING POINTS Perfect timing: Pretty is in, and the lovely designs in these rooms have never been more popular Sales powerhouse: The Phoebe Howard brand and retail stores drove the success of The Joy of Decorating, Mrs. Howard Room by Room, and Coastal Blues— with combined sales of more than 70,000 copies Southern charm: Phoebe’s signature style is a go–to Southern favorite and is regularly featured in Atlanta Home + Lifestyles, Coastal Living, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, and Veranda, and at ADAC New work: Most projects in the book have never been published, offering promotional opportunities

SPECIFICATIONS * 175 color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL HOUSE & HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN, HOUSE & GARDEN, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4385-6 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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CARTON QTY: 8 The design world’s favorite Mrs. is back, with tried and true décor “rules” and classic strategies for creating pretty, charming, and timeless interiors. Celebrating warm, welcoming style, each chapter explores the color palettes, fabrics, and special little grace notes that make a room pretty. As always, Mrs. Howard delivers a range of inspiring examples, from pretty rooms in townhouses, beach houses, and country escapes to pretty–meets– grand–style in estates and manors. She also presents how–to–get–the–look advice, including favorite color combinations, fabric patterns, furnishings, and accessories that instantly transform a space. The majority of the projects have never been published, creating an irresistible guide for all who dream of having the signature Mrs. Howard look: interiors filled with light, easy elegance and pretty details.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Coastal Blues ISBN 978-1-4197-2480-0 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Phoebe Howard has stores in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Her work is frequently featured in House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Southern Accents, and Veranda. Howard lives in Atlanta and Jacksonville.

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Getaway

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FOOD & DRINK TO TRANSPORT YOU BY RENEE ERICKSON WITH SARA DICKERMAN, FOREWORD BY DIANA HENRY, PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM HENKENS, ILLUSTRATED BY JEFFRY MITCHELL

From the Pacific Northwest’s most influential chef comes a collection of recipes for ultra–simple sophistication inspired by the world’s most delicious cuisines

Erickson is the owner of the Sea Creatures restaurant group, with 14 properties in Seattle and additional locations to open in Los Angeles The James Beard Award winner has established herself as a media star, with features in every major outlet, including the New York Times, Bon Appétit, Wall Street Journal, and Good Morning America This cookbook offers exceptionally stylish photography and design, as well as elegantly whimsical illustrations. Erickson's restaurants are known for their distinctive design and this book will be a beautiful keepsake as well as a useful kitchen guide

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations and photographs * 352 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & WINE, ENTERTAINING, TRAVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-4039-8 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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Acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and artist Renee Erickson invites you on a culinary journey via her favorite places in the world—Rome, Paris, Normandy, Baja California, London, and her hometown, Seattle. Equally aspirational travelogue and practical guide to cooking at home, the book offers 120 recipes and 60 cocktail recipes for simple meals that evoke the dreamiest places and cuisines. From not–too–intricate cocktails and snacks to effortless entrées, these are the recipes that inspire Erickson and make for relaxed, convivial evenings, whether at home or abroad. Showcasing Erickson's appealing and high–style aesthetic and featuring gorgeous photography and hand–drawn illustrations, this book offers a richly visual survey of beautiful, easy ways to escape the everyday, with meals that you will want to eat every day.

CARTON QTY: 8 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-259-6

ALSO AVAILABLE Forest Feast Gatherings ISBN 978-1-4197-2245-5 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Renee Erickson is the James Beard Award–winning chef and co–owner of numerous Seattle restaurants, including The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, and the Narwhal Oyster Truck. She is the author of A Boat, A Whale & A Walrus: Menus and Stories.

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It’s Not Complicated SIMPLE RECIPES FOR EVERY DAY BY KATIE LEE

From bestselling author and the star of Food Network’s The Kitchen, It’s Not Complicated offers recipes designed to simplify cooking (and life!)

SELLING POINTS The New York Times bestselling author is a major social media influencer with more than 700,000 followers on Instagram alone Lee’s platform is bigger than ever. She is the co–host of The Kitchen and launched a new digital series called What Would Katie Eat Lee’s candor and warmth have endeared her to her fans, from her openness about her struggle to start a family to her in real time takes on The Bachelor. This book will be filled with stories of her domestic life

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-4853-0 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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CARTON QTY: 8 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-065-3

ALSO AVAILABLE After years of throwing lavish, carefully planned dinner parties, hosting numerous food shows, and jet–setting across the globe, Katie Lee has settled down. Having recently married the love of her life, Lee prefers quiet dinners with her husband, Ryan, and their chihuahua, Gus, to multi–day cooking affairs for dozens of guests. Pasta every Sunday. Thick cut rib eyes. Ideas for cooking vegetables that go beyond roasting. A perfect brownie. In short, her life is guided by a new principle: Things don’t need to be complicated to be good. In It's Not Complicated, Katie Lee, author, influencer, and Food Network star, offers 100 of her favorite recipes that are easy, yet exciting—and always delicious. Written for the veteran chef and kitchen novice alike, Lee’s recipes have few ingredients and simple steps that are meant to ease up your life. Perfect for weeknights, but special enough for having people over, It’s Not Complicated shares the recipes people really want: classic, unfussy sure–things.

What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want ISBN 978-1-4197-4286-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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Katie Lee is the author of Endless Summer Cookbook, The Comfort Table, and The Comfort Table: Everyday Occasions. She is the co–host of Food Network’s The Kitchen, host of Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee, and a judge for the popular Food Network series Halloween Baking Championship. Lee can also be regularly seen on Beat Bobby Flay, the Rachael Ray Show, and as a contributor on TODAY.

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Keto BBQ

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REAL BARBECUE FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BY MYRON MIXON

From Myron Mixon, a new book showing you can eat barbecue, lose weight, and be healthy if you know how to do it right

Strong track: Myron Mixon has sold more than 200,000 copies of his previous books, including our own Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules, and he is a well–known authority on barbecue A surprising and compelling new book: Keto BBQ will reveal how Myron lost 100 pounds combining Keto and BBQ, and provides insights, honesty, and, most importantly, delicious recipes Perennial topic: BBQ cookbooks that break down the essentials to making great barbecue are perennial sellers, particularly in the spring

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color illustrations * 200 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5118-9 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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What does the winningest man in barbecue, the best damn smoker in the world, know about living a healthy lifestyle? Well, after more than 30 years of winning contest after contest for his smoked hogs, beef, and chicken and traveling the country talking, cooking, and eating barbecue, bestselling barbecue cookbook author Myron Mixon has figured out a few things about how to combine what he loves to do with his desire to be healthy. And he's figured that out with Keto BBQ. It lets him live the barbecue lifestyle without getting fat or inching closer to death’s door in the process—and he's learned how to keep the weight off. Myron has lost more than 100 pounds and managed to not gain it back for over a year and a half while still doing what he likes. Here’s what he's found out: You can eat barbecue and still be healthy if you know how to do it right. And that’s what he's going to show people in this book. What he's going to talk about is a series of real—and real simple—changes you can make that allow you to continue enjoying barbecue and other southern foods but to do it in a healthier way.

Myron Mixon is a four–time world barbecue champion and has won more than 200 grand BBQ championships, resulting in more than 1,800 total trophies, 30 state championships, 8 Team of the Year awards, and 11 national championships. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules, Smokin’ with Myron Mixon, and Everyday Barbecue, and the star of Discovery’s BBQ Rules and BBQ Pitmasters. He lives in Unadilla, Georgia, where he is also the mayor. Kelly Alexander is a former Saveur senior editor and the winner of a James Beard Journalism Award. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, and teaches food writing at Duke University.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Myron Mixon's BBQ Rules ISBN 978-1-61769-184-3 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK £17.99

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Pizza Czar

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RECIPES AND KNOW-HOW FROM A WORLD-TRAVELING PIZZA CHEF BY ANTHONY FALCO, PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVAN SUNG AND MOLLY TAVOLETTI

In his comprehensive first book, legendary pizza czar Anthony Falco teaches you everything you need to know to make pizza wherever you are, drawing from his singular experience opening pizzerias around the globe

A pizza legend: Falco has made a name for himself as a pizza expert through his lauded reign at Roberta's and onto his unique position as the world's only International Pizza Consultant Fun, accessible recipes: Falco couples a focus on creative, unique spins on pizza with an unmatched mastery of the classics, and all the recipes are highly customizable and crafted to work for any home cook Great package: A mix of dynamic process shots, atmospherics from shops the author has worked with around the globe, gorgeous finished food photography by Molly Tavoletti, and Falco’s own edgy illustrations lends this cookbook an eye–popping visual style

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-4784-7 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-290-9

ALSO AVAILABLE If there’s one thing the entire world can agree on, it’s pizza. It just might be the world’s favorite food. In every climate, in every region, in every kind of kitchen, there’s pizza to be had, infused with local flavor. In this definitive book, filled with hacks, tips, and secret techniques never before shared, International Pizza Consultant Anthony Falco brings the world of pizza to your kitchen, wherever you are. After eight years as Pizza Czar to famous Brooklyn restaurant Roberta’s, Falco left the New York City food scene behind, traveling to Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Japan, Australia, India, Singapore, and all across the United States. His mission? To discover the secrets and spread the gospel of making the world’s favorite food better. Now the planet’s leading expert pizza consultant, he can make great pizza 9,000 feet above sea level in Bogota or in subtropical India, and he can certainly help you do it at home. An exhaustive resource for absolutely any pizza cook, teaching mastery of the classics and tricks of the trade as well as completely unique takes on styles and recipes from around the globe, Pizza Czar is here to help you make world–class pizza from anywhere on the map. Anthony Falco, former pizza czar of Roberta’s in Brooklyn, now works independently as an international pizza consultant. Since 2016, he has consulted in New York City, São Paulo, Chicago, Seattle, Charleston, Iowa, Bogotá, Panama, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Madrid, Calgary, Altoona, Bangalore, Taipei, Bangkok, Istanbul, and Ulaanbaatar. He has also worked extensively as an illustrator, creating hand drawn designs for pizza brands and other small businesses. He resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with his wife and two sons.

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Pizza Camp ISBN 978-1-4197-2409-1 US $29.95 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

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The Art of VIVO

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BY RAMIN ZAHED, FOREWORD BY ALEX LACAMOIRE

The official behind–the–scenes companion book to VIVO, the first–ever musical from the Academy Award–winning studio Sony Pictures Animation

Features all–new original songs from Lin–Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the groundbreaking Broadway musical Hamilton The movie is being directed by Academy Award®–nominated Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) and co–director Brandon Jeffords, with a script by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights). Academy Award®– nominated producer Laurence Mark (Dreamgirls, Julie and Julia) serves as executive producer, and Lisa Stewart (Almost Famous) produces with Academy Award®–winner Rich Moore (Zootopia) and co–producer Michelle Wong The film’s composer, Alex Lacamoire (The Greatest Showman), recipient of multiple Tony and Grammy Awards for his work, has written the foreword to the book Publication will be timed with the June 2021 theatrical release of the animated musical VIVO

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 color illustrations The Art of VIVO will give readers a behind–the–scenes look at VIVO, the first–ever musical from Sony Pictures Animation, including exclusive concept art, character designs, storyboards and commentary from the award–winning filmmaking team. VIVO, an animated musical adventure featuring all–new original songs from Lin–Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway smash Hamilton, whose flair for mashing up musical styles will give the film a wholly unique and contemporary sound. This incredible story about music and friendship will take audiences on an epic adventure to gorgeous and vibrant locations never before seen in animation.

Ramin Zahed is a Los Angeles–based author and editor in chief of Animation Magazine. His recent books include Spider–Man:Into the Spider–Verse: The Art of the Movie,The Art of Captain Underpants, and The Art of DreamWorks Animation. Alex Lacamoire is a multiple Tony and Grammy Award–winning musician, who has worked on shows including In the Heights (2008), Hamilton (2016), and Dear Evan Hansen (2017) and movies such as The Greatest Showman(2017). Lacamoire was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2018.

* 224 pages * WIDTH: 11 1/2" - 292mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JUNE ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE, ART, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4750-2 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-188-9

ALSO AVAILABLE Art of DreamWorks Animation ISBN 978-1-4197-1166-4 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £40.00

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Underexposed!

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THE 50 GREATEST MOVIES NEVER MADE BY JOSHUA HULL AND POSTERSPY, FOREWORD BY FRED DEKKER

The untold stories behind the 50 greatest movies never made, illustrated by 50 new and original posters

PosterSpy is a popular online showcase for poster artists, and the 50 artists contributing to this book will promote the project through their websites and social media accounts The filmmakers and franchises attached to these movies, including Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Guillermo del Toro, Batman, The Lord of the Rings, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all have dedicated fan bases Pop–culture themed art book collections have a proven sales track

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 color illustrations * 256 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE, ART, FILM ISBN 978-1-4197-4469-3 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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CARTON QTY: 14 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-918-0 For most films, it’s a long, strange road from concept to screen, and sometimes those roads lead to dead ends. In Underexposed! The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made, screenwriter and filmmaker Joshua Hull guides readers through development hell. With humor and reverence, Hull details the speed bumps and roadblocks that kept these films from ever reaching the silver screen. From the misguided and rejected, like Stanley Kubrick’s Lord of the Rings starring the Beatles; to films that changed hands and pulled a U–turn in development, like Steven Spielberg’s planned Oldboy adaptation starring Will Smith; to would–be masterpieces that might still see the light of day, like Guillermo del Toro’s In the Mountains of Madness, Hull discusses plotlines, rumored casting, and more. To help bring these lost projects to life, 50 artists from around the world, in association with the online art collective PosterSpy, have contributed original posters that accompany each essay and give a glimpse of what might have been.

ALSO AVAILABLE Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads ISBN 978-1-4197-2047-5 US $29.95 CAN $35.95 UK £18.99

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Joshua Hull is a writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker living in Central Indiana. PosterSpy is a web–based hub for artworks/alternate posters created to celebrate popular cinema. Find them at posterspy.com. Fred Dekker is a writer and director whose work includes Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad, RoboCop 3, and 2018’s The Predator. He lives in Studio City, California.

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The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge BY AMY RATCLIFFE; FOREWORD BY SCOTT TROWBRIDGE

An exclusive, behind–the–scenes look at the art and design of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the themed lands at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

SELLING POINTS The only book to offer a behind– the–scenes look at the creation of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida Features artwork and concept designs from Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm, the design teams behind the themed lands Disney Parks host more than 150 million guests per year worldwide, including 20 million guests per year at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color illustrations * 256 pages * WIDTH: 11 5/16" - 286mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/8" - 264mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the only book to provide an inside look at the magic behind the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed lands at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, documenting the art and innovations that led to the creation of Galaxy’s Edge. Featuring hundreds of full–color concept artworks, sketches, blueprints, photographs, and more, the book will reveal Walt Disney Imagineering’s creative process. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge invites guests to explore Black Spire Outpost, located on the remote Outer Rim planet Batuu—a spaceport bustling with First Order and Resistance activity where guests can interact with droids, creatures, and fan–favorite characters. Exclusive interviews with the key creative minds who shaped the lands’ design provide commentary on what it’s like to dream and then build a life– size Star Wars adventure. Plus, the book offers an inside look at the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience, a first–of–its–kind immersive two–night adventure. Amy Ratcliffe is the managing editor of Nerdist, author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy and The Jedi Mind, and contributor to From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back. She is a host at Star Wars Celebration as well as a regular contributor to StarWars.com and Star Wars Insider. Scott Trowbridge is the Imagineering creative executive responsible for bringing Star Wars to life at Disney’s theme parks, resorts, cruise lines, and entertainment experiences globally. In addition, he is the creative executive overseeing the Disneyland Resort in California. © & ™ 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd.

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ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE, ART, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5012-0 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

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CARTON QTY: 6 ALSO AVAILABLE Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One) ISBN 978-1-4197-4870-7 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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Glamour: 30 Years of Women Who Have Reshaped the World BY GLAMOUR MAGAZINE; TEXT BY ANNA MOESLEIN; INTRODUCTION BY SAMANTHA BARRY; FOREWORD BY YARA SHAHIDI

Showcasing three decades of Glamour’s Women of the Year, this book is a record of the ceiling–shattering achievements that have reshaped our world, and a manual for success for the women of today—and tomorrow

SELLING POINTS With 37.1 million U.S. readers a month across all platforms, Glamour is one of the biggest women’s media brands in the world Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards, launched in 1990, is a major annual event. In 2019 the awards had 3.2 billion total press impressions Includes change makers such as Michelle Obama, Billie Jean King, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Reese Witherspoon, Simone Biles, Lupita Nyong’o, Ava DuVernay, and many others, photographed exclusively for Glamour in the year of their win Features new content from Shonda Rhimes, Diane von Furstenberg, Arianna Huffington, and more

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm For over 80 years, Glamour has been the preeminent female empowerment title in America. From Glamour’s origin as the magazine “for the girl with a job” to today, strong, ambitious women have always taken center stage, and no place more so than at Glamour’s annual Women of the Year Awards. Launched in 1990, the annual awards have become a 30–year living, breathing history, mapping out the evolution of women’s power across the worlds of film, politics, sports, activism, and more. Many of the names are familiar. We’ve grown up with Billie Jean King, Madonna, Nora Ephron, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Titans of change like Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai have rocked our world in lasting ways. Stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Ava DuVernay, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, and Ashley Graham have used their global influence to shift the needle in filmmaking, reproductive rights, criminal justice, and representation. Other names you may not know so well include women who have transformed the futures of school children in local communities, and teens who organized millions to fight against gun violence. Glamour: 30 Years of Women Who Have Reshaped the World touches on some of the most culturally important moments of our recent history. Additionally, it includes original content from Shonda Rhimes, Diane von Furstenberg, Arianna Huffington, and more to inspire future generations. Most importantly, the book offers inspiration and service, reminding today’s women and girls that, in the words of 2015 Women of the Year honoree Reese Witherspoon, ambition is not a dirty word. Glamour is one of the biggest women’s brands in the world, reaching an all–time high of over 37 million people a month. Glamour believes in the power of women being themselves and stands with women as they do their own thing: honestly, authentically, and awesomely. Glamour is the ultimate authority for the next generation of change makers.

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* Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH PHOTOGRAPHY, POP CULTURE, FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-5208-7 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Supreme Models ISBN 978-1-4197-3614-8 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

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Gray Malin

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THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION BY GRAY MALIN

A colorful journey through the first decade of Gray Malin’s vibrant photography career

More than 30 percent of the featured photography is new work that has never before been seen or published Gray Malin’s first book, Beaches, is a New York Times bestseller, netting more than 84,000 copies since publication. His second and third books, Escape and Gray Malin: Italy have netted more than 70,000 copies combined Malin has a very strong online presence, with more than 394,000 followers on Instagram and 28,000 followers on Facebook

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs * 352 pages * WIDTH: 10 15/16" - 276mm * HEIGHT: 14" - 356mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: MAY PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-5026-7 US $70.00 CAN $88.00 UK £50.00

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CARTON QTY: 1 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-171-1

ALSO AVAILABLE Gray Malin: The Essential Collection celebrates the first decade of work from bestselling photographer Gray Malin. This new collection features beloved images from his most iconic shoots, as well as new material that has never been seen or published. Journey high above Manhattan’s skyline, return to the sunny beaches of Positano, and take a stroll through the Parker Palm Springs with Malin’s unforgettable four–legged hosts. With vibrant imagery from all seven continents and stories of how each collection was made, this stunning volume will invite you into the colorful world of Gray Malin and help make every day a getaway.

Gray Malin is a fine–art photographer and the New York Times bestselling author of Beaches, Escape, and Gray Malin: Italy. His work hangs in homes across the world and can be found in both private and public collections. He lives in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles with his husband and two children.

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Gray Malin: Italy ISBN 978-1-4197-3597-4 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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We Are Here

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VISIONARIES OF COLOR TRANSFORMING THE ART WORLD BY JASMIN HERNANDEZ, FOREWORD BY SWIZZ BEATZ, PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUNNY LEERASANTHANAH AND JASMINE DURHAL

A collection of 50 artists and influencers of color challenging the status quo in the art world

Gallery Gurls has more than 12,000 Instagram followers and has been covered by Vogue, the New York Post, and Artnet Heavily illustrated with more than 100 photographs and features all–new photography Featured artists and influencers include Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Hein Koh, Hiba Schahbaz, Derrick Adams, Uzumaki Cepeda, Genevieve Gaignard, Patrick Martinez, and Naima J. Keith

SPECIFICATIONS * 180 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ART, POP CULTURE, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4759-5 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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CARTON QTY: 8 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-168-1

ALSO AVAILABLE Confidently curated by Jasmin Hernandez, the dynamic founder of Gallery Gurls, We Are Here presents the bold and nuanced work of Black and Brown visionaries transforming the art world. Centering BIPOC, with a particular focus on queer, trans, non–binary, and BIWOC, this collection features fifty of the most influential voices in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. Striking photography of art, creative spaces, materials, and the subjects themselves is paired with intimate interviews that engage with each artist and influencer, delving into their creative process and unpacking how each subject actively works to create a more radically inclusive world across the entire art ecosystem. A celebration of compelling intergenerational creatives making their mark, We Are Here shows a path for all who seek to see themselves in art and culture.

Getting There ISBN 978-1-4197-1570-9 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK £17.99

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Jasmin Hernandez is the founder and editor in chief of Gallery Gurls. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, Bustle, Elle, The Cut, Artnet, and more.

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Decoding Manhattan ISLAND OF DIAGRAMS, MAPS, AND GRAPHICS BY ANTONIS ANTONIOU AND STEVEN HELLER

Mysteries and folkways of New York City revealed in an entertaining collection of graphic art

SELLING POINTS An intriguing visual perspective on the epic story of New York City and its people Filled with fascinating lore about Gotham Information design inspiration from the masters of graphic design and illustration

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL DESIGN, ART, HISTORY, TRAVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-4760-1 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Mapping Manhattan ISBN 978-1-4197-0672-1 US $19.95 CAN $23.95

The life and legend of New York City, from the size of its skyscrapers to the ways of its inhabitants, is vividly captured in this lively collection of more than 250 maps, cross sections, flow charts, tables, board games, cartoons, and infographics, and other unique diagrams spanning 150 years. Superstars like Saul Steinberg, Maira Kalman, Christoph Niemann, Roz Chast, and Milton Glaser butt up against the unsung heroes of the popular press in a book that is made not only for lovers of New York but also for anyone who enjoys or works with information design.

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Antonis Antoniou is a designer and architect and the coauthor of A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers and other visual books. He lives in Spain and Cyprus. Steven Heller is the author– editor of more than 190 books on design, illustration, and popular culture. He is the recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award for Design Mind. He lives in New York City.

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Type Speaks

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A LEXICON OF EXPRESSIVE, EMOTIONAL, AND SYMBOLIC TYPEFACES BY STEVEN HELLER AND GAIL ANDERSON

An essential resource to using contemporary typefaces for effective communication

A new approach to typography that emphasizes the expressive dimension of typographic messages An essential type reference for anyone crafting written communications Contains hundreds of new typefaces from digital foundries

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 black-and-white and 50 color illustrations * 464 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JUNE ART, DESIGN, GRAPHIC ARTS, GRAPHIC DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-3805-0 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-169-8

Type is the handwriting of the 21st century, lending its expressive voice to the language of all written communication. Type Speaks is the first book to explore type as a medium that conveys emotions, concepts, and ideas, filled with hundreds of new fonts available through digital foundries. Some exude joy, radiate serenity, or jangle the nerves; some sell or persuade or command or seduce. More than ever before, a great range of type choices, both conventional and unconventional, is available to graphic design professionals and nonprofessionals alike. In this new world, Type Speaks will be an essential reference for anyone crafting messages in words.

Steven Heller is the author–editor of more than 180 books on design, illustration, and popular culture and the recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award for Design Mind. Gail Anderson is chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and the recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement and the AIGA Medal. Both live in New York City.

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Draw Like a Child

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TAKE CHANCES, MAKE MISTAKES, FIND YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE! BY HALEIGH MUN

For novices, experts, and anyone trying to free themselves from the constrains of perfectionism, Draw Like a Child is a whimsical guide to playing like an artist

For the same customers who bought Jennifer Orkin Lewis’s guided sketchbooks (Draw Every Day and 100 Days of Drawing), this book appeals to adults and teens of all skill levels who want an outlet for self–expression and to experiment with different drawing styles In the tradition of the bestseller Wreck This Journal, this book empowers you to suspend judgment, draw boldly, and to be forgiving of your so–called mistakes Mun’s refreshing illustration style —a blend of contemporary artfulness and childlike naivety— has attracted clients such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Air France

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color illustrations * 160 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL ART, GIFT, CREATIVITY, CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4806-6 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £10.99

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Draw Like a Child is a guided sketchbook for anyone seeking a fresh approach to drawing. Both a guide to making entirely original illustrations and a place where artists—amateurs and experienced ones alike—can honestly express themselves, this book emboldens you to be brave enough to draw whatever you want and innocent enough to make mistakes. Ignore the rules of what makes art “Art” and toss aside any inhibitions you have in order to draw as freely as possible. Broken down into seven chapters, each focuses on a different drawing method and offers exercises designed to help you loosen up and make works of art that feel like you. Filled with examples of Haleigh Mun’s vibrant art, Draw Like a Child will lead you on a journey to discover your true artistic self.

Haleigh Mun is a Korean illustrator living in New York City. As a child, she loved talking to her mom all day long. She grew up and realized that she can communicate through drawings, immediately falling for the charms of a white sheet of paper and colored pencils. Her dream is to chatter as much as possible in a small world created by her heart and hands. See more of her work at haleighmun.com and @haleighmun.

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Kaffe Fassett in the Studio BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A MASTER COLORIST BY KAFFE FASSETT

World–renowned artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett provides a window into his creative process, offering readers new patterns, new ideas, and new inspiration

SELLING POINTS An inside look at Kaffe’s World, Kaffe Fassett in the Studio will take readers into the home and inspirational world of the stellar designer, showcasing his personal studio where he creates his spectacular art In addition to looking at Fassett’s past designs, the book will feature new patterns in the areas of quilting, knitting, and needlework This latest book will feature new photography, along with never– before–seen images from his archive, making this a must–have among fans

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 273mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL CREATIVITY, HOUSE & HOME, HOW-TO, TEXTILES ISBN 978-1-4197-4626-0 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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CARTON QTY: 8 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-958-6 With successes like Bold Blooms and Dreaming in Color, the latest book from Kaffe Fassett brings together all the best elements of his work and life. Kaffe Fassett in the Studio will offer an in–depth look at his work and where he finds inspiration, paying particular attention to his color work. He’ll also showcase some of his greatest designs in the areas of needlework, patchwork, and knitting, as well as provide three to four new patterns in each of these areas. Lastly, Fassett will speak to his fabric design and painting processes. He remains an icon in the fashion and craft worlds. He partners with brands such as Coach and is regularly featured in the pages of Vogue. Fassett’s brilliant use of color sets his work apart from other artists, and any collection of his work is a must have among fans and beyond.

Kaffe Fassett is a world–renowned artist, textile designer, and author. His work has been exhibited at museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting, the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns, and the author of 15 books, including Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, Bold Blooms, and Dreaming in Color. He lives in London.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Kaffe Fassett's Bold Blooms ISBN 978-1-4197-2236-3 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Make Thrift Mend

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STITCH, PATCH, DARN, PLANT-DYE & LOVE YOUR WARDROBE BY KATRINA RODABAUGH

Slow fashion expert Katrina Rodabaugh, bestselling author of Mending Matters, teaches readers how to mend, patch, dye, and alter clothing for an environmentally conscious, reimagined wardrobe

Author platform: Since the publication of Mending Matters (Abrams, 2018) Rodabaugh’s following has grown from 35,000 to 66,000, including more than 53,000 followers on Instagram

Influencer contributors: The book features a star–studded list of contributors: Arounna “Katrina’s work . . . creates solutions, draws on handcraft heritage, and widens the opportunities to connect with Slow Khounnoraj (226,000 followers on Instagram), Kristine Vejar Fashion through simple stitching.” —Natalie Chanin, (53,400), Jen Hewett (61,300), Alabama Chanin (@alabamachanin) Meg McElwee (91,000), and more than a dozen more “Mending is a way of ensuring a longer life for the clothes we wear and maintaining our long relationship with them. Human hands should always be a part of the making of fashion . . . [Katrina’s work] helps inspire that long story. SPECIFICATIONS Because #lovedclotheslast.” —Fashion Revolution (@fash_rev) * 175 color photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL CRAFT, FASHION, TEXTILES, HOW-TO ISBN 978-1-4197-4399-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 16 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-900-5

ALSO AVAILABLE Mending Matters ISBN 978-1-4197-2947-8 Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh follows her bestselling book, Mending Matters, with a comprehensive guide to building (and keeping) a wardrobe that matters. Whether you want to repair your go–to jeans, refresh a favorite garment, thrift–shop like a pro, alter or dye clothing you already have—this book has all the know–how you’ll need. Woven throughout are stories, essays, and a slow fashion call–to–action, encouraging readers to get involved or deepen their commitment to changing the destructive habit of overconsumption. Rodabaugh has an engaged fan group (her kits are in high demand and her classes sell out quickly) and a proven ability to tempt sewists and nonsewists alike to take up needle and thread. Katrina Rodabaugh is an award–winning artist and writer working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through craft techniques. Her writing and work have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living,Mother Earth Living, Sewing Magazine, Sunset magazine, Sweet Paul Magazine, Taproot magazine, and more. Rodabaugh teaches and speaks at craft gatherings across the United States, including to standing–room only crowds at the popular New York State Sheep & Wool Festival. Rodabaugh currently lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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Our Maker Life

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KNIT AND CROCHET PATTERNS, INSPIRATION, AND TALES FROM THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY BY OUR MAKER LIFE

Our Maker Life—the beloved knit and crochet collective—presents a much– anticipated volume of patterns and stories to tempt makers everywhere

Brimming with brand–new knit and crochet patterns, the book also features essays and stories from the maker community to instruct, entertain, and inspire Embracing a handmade lifestyle has never been more popular: OML’s focus on carving out time for creativity, embracing process, and using sustainable and ethical materials will engage and excite readers everywhere The book features a diverse group of 30 makers, lending to a unique volume that will appeal to a wide group of crafters and all who are attracted by the maker lifestyle and feel it is important

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL CRAFT, HOW-TO, INSPIRATION, TEXTILES ISBN 978-1-4197-4713-7 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 12 The Our Maker Life (OML) community consists of knitters, crocheters, yarn dyers, makers, business owners, pattern designers, bloggers, and social media influencers who are dedicated to creating handmade items. What began as an idea to hop offline and meet up in person has grown into an international community of makers passionate about the fiber arts. Their mission? Join together to network, connect, inspire, and make. There’s a growing desire for more content from the Our Maker Life community, and the group has become a household name in just four years. After self–publishing two story and pattern collections, OML is building on their success and speaking to a wider audience with this first book—drawing attention to the potential that exists among the makers of the world. OML has big ambitions and it’s their motivation that makes them such an exciting and aspirational group. Their book offers, firsthand, the joy and fun of creating work by hand, and it will inspire readers with its empowering message of embracing creativity for a better everyday life—and a better world.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Making It Guide to Crafting ISBN 978-1-4197-4348-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99

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Our Maker Life was founded in 2016 by five maker friends, who’ve grown this unique and talented group into a household name among knitters, crocheters, and fiber enthusiasts. OML seeks to continuously build and grow their membership, because they believe the life of a maker means something different to everyone and is equally important to include everyone.

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At Home with Fragrance CREATING MODERN SCENTS FOR YOUR SPACE BY KRISTEN PUMPHREY AND TOM NEUBERGER

Bestselling brand P.F. Candle Co. offers a modern, “so–easy–you–will–be– tempted–to–try–it” introduction to enhancing your home with fragrance and making your own custom scents and candles

SELLING POINTS Fragrance has become a key element of home style, but designer candles are costly: This book offers simple instructions, enabling readers to craft their own chic candles at home Started as a one–woman operation in 2008, P.F. Candle Co. has amassed an incredible following, with stockists worldwide and a passionate and growing fan base With a West Coast vibe, their minimalist designs yield results (even on the first try) that are sleek and distinctly “un–crafty.” Sophisticated, contemporary designs make these projects appealing to a wide range of styles and tastes

SPECIFICATIONS * Fulll-color photographs throughout * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH CRAFT, HOUSE & HOME, HOW-TO ISBN 978-1-4197-4627-7 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Candles have evolved in both function and style over the years. Gone are the days of overpowering, artificial scents: The focus on natural, complementary fragrances is here to stay. P.F. Candle Co. has been leading this charge for more than a decade, amassing a huge following, and now they want to share all that they’ve learned in their first book. Equal parts design and DIY, At Home with Fragrance will teach you which fragrances work best for each room, how to interpret your distinct design style into fragrance, and (the best part!) how to make candles, room sprays, and incense with your own custom scents. The design and fragrances featured in this book are inspired by the authors’ home state of California: organic and natural elements, as well as scents drawn from nature, are the hallmarks of P.F.’s design ethos. Scent is the perfect way to express your unique design sense—and the art of making your own fragrances and candles offers an affordable DIY approach. Filled with tips and recipes for room sprays, incense, candles, and more, the book unlocks the secrets of P.F.’s hallmark style—creating atmosphere with candles and scent—and helps readers make it their own.

Self–taught candle makers Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger are the owners of P.F. Candle Co., a home–grown fragrance brand distributed in thousands of retailers worldwide.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Scentual Garden ISBN 978-1-4197-3816-6 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £40.00

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Field, Flower, Vase

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ARRANGING AND CRAFTING WITH SEASONAL AND WILD BLOOMS BY CHELSEA FUSS

Floral expert Chelsea Fuss shows you how to make beautiful, natural arrangements with foraged and seasonal greenery, branches, and flowers

Unique content: The book’s exotic locale and emphasis on gathering flowers and greenery along picturesque trails is unusual and appealing in a crowded market Hot topic: Foraging is immensely popular; no other book has applied it to flower arranging Approachable and lush: Fuss demonstrates how to make gorgeous arrangements with wild ingredients and simple techniques

SPECIFICATIONS * 175 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH HOUSE & GARDEN, INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4396-2 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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CARTON QTY: 8 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-898-5 Based on her extraordinarily popular flower–arranging workshops, Chelsea Fuss’s first book combines an alluring sense of place with everything readers need to know to forage, gather, and arrange fresh and dried botanicals. Each arrangement is addictively easy to make, and the featured centerpieces, wreaths, garlands, and bouquets are designed to bring the perfect amount of scent, color, and atmosphere to a room. The book features 28 eco–friendly floral projects, all using natural materials in lieu of floral foam and wire. Each arrangement is accompanied by foraging tips that can be applied to different locales. Photographed in the author’s small village in Portugal, the book overflows with atmospheric images of flowers and foliage in the landscape to inspire readers to walk local trails (even if that just means the stalls of a city market) and gather ingredients in a pastime that is as much self–care and meditation as it is a practical pursuit.

ALSO AVAILABLE Handpicked ISBN 978-1-4197-2389-6 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK £18.99

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Writer, instructor, and Oregon native Chelsea Fuss learned flower arranging in London. She has styled florals for Kinfolk, New Balance, Schoolhouse Electric, and Bon Appétit. Fuss lives in Portugal.

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Ants

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WORKERS OF THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDUARD FLORIN NIGA,TEXT BY ELEANOR SPICER RICE

Nature’s most successful insects captured in remarkable macrophotography

A new addition to Abrams’ list of superb and popular books on animals and insects Cutting edge macrophotography reveals nature in new ways With threats to the Earth, readers are flocking to books that explore the natural world

SPECIFICATIONS * 80 color photographs * 144 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY NATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-4849-3 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Microsculpture ISBN 978-1-4197-2695-8 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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Eduard Florin Niga specializes in the macrophotography of insects. He lives in London. Eleanor Spicer Rice is an entomologist and author of Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Arts. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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The Smithsonian National Gem Collection—Unearthed SURPRISING STORIES BEHIND THE JEWELS BY JEFFREY EDWARD POST

The scandals, mysteries, and human stories behind the world’s greatest gems are brought to life by the curator of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection

SELLING POINTS Smithsonian support: The National Gem Collection is one of the most popular Smithsonian exhibitions and the National Museum of Natural History (and its new Fossil Hall) draws more than 26 million visitors annually. The Smithsonian will promote the book with events at its museums and gift shops New gems: In addition to collection favorites, the book features the fascinating stories of dozens of newly acquired stones and gems Expert author: A museum curator and noted gem expert, Dr. Post has spent his career researching the gems and their histories; in some cases, he is part of their stories

SPECIFICATIONS * 175 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH NATURE, JEWELRY, REFERENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-4580-5 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the National Gem Collection for more than 25 years, separates fact from fiction in an all–new and original book, revealing fresh information and regaling the reader with anecdotes and tales of some of the world’s greatest and most famous gemstones. Dr. Post is the author of the now out–of–print book The National Gem Collection (Abrams, 1997), which has sold more than 50,000 copies. In this brand–new book, he tells the stories of the Smithsonian’s most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond, Star of Asia Sapphire, Carmen Lucia Ruby, Hooker Emerald, and Blue Heart Diamond—and also presents the tales, details, and fascinating facts surrounding rarely displayed gems from the Smithsonian vault and additions made to the collection since 1997. Not only a resource for learning about rare and beautiful gems, the book also presents the stories of the people who once owned or were associated with these jewels—from ordinary people to kings, emperors, maharajas, celebrities, and captains of industry.

CARTON QTY: 14 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-940-1

Dr. Jeffrey Edward Post has served as curator of the U.S. National Gem and Mineral Collection since 1991. Dr. Post lives in Washington, D.C.

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The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits THE BOTANICAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEVON BISS BY LEVON BISS

A highly original collection of ultra magnified photographs that unlock the hidden beauty of seeds and fruit, from the author of Microsculpture

SELLING POINTS Unique: Rare seeds and fruit depicted as you've never seen before Sweet spot: At the intersection of art and science, a sweet spot for Abrams Educational: This book highlights the most interesting specimens from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh; a wonderful tool for readers who want to learn more about the architecture of seeds and fruit

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 144 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-5215-5 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

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CARTON QTY: 10 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-371-5 The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruit is a unique photographic study of seeds and fruit in mind–blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Each picture captures the breathtaking and beautiful details of the world of carpology, the study of seeds and fruit. Each picture in this book is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. The samples come from the carpological collection at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. After searching through thousands of specimens, Biss has selected the 60 most striking samples to be featured in this book. As with Microsculpture, each image will be captioned with scientific information and it will be on exhibition for the first time at the Royal Botanic Garden in Spring 2021.

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Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie

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

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

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

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-5040-3 US $28.00 CAN $35.00 UK £19.99

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

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

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It Never Ends

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A MEMOIR BY TOM SCHARPLING

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

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

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JULY MEMOIR It Never Ends is Tom Scharpling’s harrowing memoir of his coming of age, a story he has never told before. It’s the heartbreaking account of his attempt at suicide, two stays in a mental hospital, and the memory–wiping electroshock therapy that saved his life. After his rehabilitation, Scharpling committed himself to reinvention through the world of comedy. In this book he will lift the curtain on the turmoil that still follows him, despite all of his accolades and achievements. In the vein of candid memoirs from comedians like Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk with Me and Norm Macdonald's Based on a True Story, It Never Ends is a revealing book by a beloved comedy icon.

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

A powerful exploration of grief following the death of the author's son that combines memoir, reportage, and lessons in how to heal

SELLING POINTS Beautiful and inspiring: A touching and inspiring book. Carol Smith writes superbly about her own loss, but also about how others faced grief and how they survived A proven category: For readers of books like Blue Nights by Joan Didion and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb Connected author: Smith is well connected in media, a former highly decorated journalist and now an editor in public radio in Seattle

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-5013-7 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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Everyone deals with grief in their own way. Helen MacDonald found solace in training a wild goshawk. Cheryl Strayed found comfort in hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. For Carol Smith, a Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist struggling with the sudden death of her seven–year–old son Christopher, the way to cross the river of sorrow was through work. In Crossing the River, Smith recounts how she faced down her crippling loss through reporting a series of profiles of people coping with their own intense challenges, whether a freak accident, a debilitating injury, or a terrifying diagnosis. Smith deftly mixes the stories of these individuals and their families with her own account of how they helped her heal. General John Shalikashvili, once the most powerful member of the American military, taught Carol how to face fear with discipline and endurance. Seth, a young boy with a rare and incurable illness, shed light on the totality of her son’s experiences, and in turn helps readers see that the value of a life is not measured in days. This is a beautiful and profoundly moving book, an unforgettable journey through grief, and a valuable, illuminating read for anyone coping with loss. Carol Smith is an award–winning journalist and editor for NPR affiliate KUOW in Seattle. Previously she worked for the Seattle Post–Intelligencer and the Los Angeles Times. Her newspaper work has won dozens of national and regional awards and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize a remarkable seven times, and her writing has appeared in more than a dozen literary journals. Smith was recently named Editor of the Year by Public Media Journalists Association. One of Carol’s great passions is working with KUOW’s youth radio group, Radioactive, which teaches high school students from diverse backgrounds to tell their personal stories for radio in their own voices.

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Electric City

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

The extraordinary, unknown story of two giants of American history—Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—and their attempt to create an electric–powered city of tomorrow on the Tennessee River

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

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-4796-0 US $28.00 CAN $35.00 UK £19.99

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ËxHSLELJy734403z During the roaring twenties, two of the most revered and influential men in American business proposed to transform one of the country’s poorest regions into a dream technological metropolis, a shining paradise of small farms, giant factories, and sparkling laboratories. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s “Detroit of the South” would be ten times the size of Manhattan, powered by renewable energy, and free of air pollution. And it would reshape American society, introducing mass commuting by car, use a new kind of currency called “energy dollars,” and have the added benefit (from Ford and Edison's view) of crippling the growth of socialism. The whole audacious scheme almost came off, with Southerners rallying to support what became known as the Ford Plan. But while some saw it as a way to conjure the future and reinvent the South, others saw it as one of the biggest land swindles of all time. They were all true. Electric City is a rich chronicle of the time and the social backdrop, and offers a fresh look at the lives of the two men who almost saw the project to fruition, the forces that came to oppose them, and what rose in its stead: a new kind of public corporation called the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the greatest achievements of the New Deal. This is a history for a wide audience, including readers interested in American history, technology, politics, and the future. Thomas Hager is an award–winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, including The Alchemy of Air and Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine. He is a courtesy associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Oregon.

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Bubbleball

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BY BEN GOLLIVER

A captivating account of the NBA’s strangest season ever, from shutdown to championship, from a prominent national basketball writer living inside the bubble

Ben Golliver is the Washington Post national NBA writer, and one of the very few writers inside the NBA’s “bubble” in Disney World for the duration Based on extraordinary access to games, players, coaches, and league officials, this is a fan’s dream seat for a season like no other Expect major national attention, including radio, and podcasts, and excerpts in the Washington Post and Sports Illustrated

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY SPORTS ISBN 978-1-4197-5553-8 US $28.00 CAN $35.00 UK £19.99

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When NBA player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID–19 in March 2020, the league shut down immediately, bringing a shocking, sudden pause to the season. As the pandemic raged, it looked like it might be the first year in league history with no champion. But four months later, after meticulous planning, play resumed in a “bubble” at Disney World—a restricted, single–site locale, where teams could only bring limited staff and the outside world was largely cut off. Due to health concerns, the league invited only a handful of reporters to the show. Everyone who attended would need to sacrifice medical privacy, live in a simple hotel room for months on end, and submit to daily coronavirus testing in hopes of keeping the Bubble from bursting. Ben Golliver, the national NBA writer for the Washington Post, is one of them. Bubbleball is his account of the season and life inside, telling the story of how basketball shut down and how superstars like LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kawhi Leonard battled for the throne once play resumed in unconventional circumstances and empty gyms. Based on months of reporting in the exclusive, restricted environment, this is an entertaining record of an extraordinary season. Ben Golliver is the national NBA writer for the Washington Post, the host of Sports Illustrated’s Open Floor podcast, and the co–founder of the Greatest of all Talk NBA podcast. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars program, he has been covering the NBA since 2007. Previously a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, he joined the Washington Post in 2018 and lives in Los Angeles.

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Technically Food INSIDE SILICON VALLEY’S MISSION TO CHANGE WHAT WE EAT BY LARISSA ZIMBEROFF

The full inside story of the technology paradigm shift transforming the food we eat and who is making it

SELLING POINTS Current events: Start–ups like Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Hampton Creek, and many others are big news and big business. This is the first book to include a comprehensive survey of these companies and technology behind what they do On trend: In the same way that Bad Blood turned a biomedical start–up on its head, Technically Food dispels wholesale belief in what food start–ups are up to. Their aims may be well intentioned, but in reality, most of the technology behind popular new foods haven’t been tested or researched Breaking News: Author Larissa Zimberoff has been breaking news stories on food technology for Bloomberg Businessweek, the New York Times, and others

SPECIFICATIONS * 15 color * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-4709-0 US $27.00 CAN $34.00 UK £18.99

Ultra–processed and secretly produced foods are roaring back into vogue, cheered by consumers and investors because they are vegetarian—often vegan—and help address societal issues. And as our food system leaps ahead to a sterilized lab of the future, we think we know more about our food then we ever did, but because so much is happening so rapidly, we actually know less. This isn’t stopping the companies or the consumers, however. We want a more transparent food system—but we don’t know what questions to ask. In Technically Food, investigative reporter Larissa Zimberoff pokes holes in the marketing mania behind today’s changing food landscape and clearly shows the trade–offs of replacing real food with technology–driven approximations.

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Larissa Zimberoff is a well–known freelance journalist who covers the intersection of food, technology, and business. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and many others. Zimberoff’s reporting ranges from the business of food to sustainability, science, food systems, and the new rush of technology into food. She is often called in to present, moderate, and lead panels on food tech including at Stanford, reThink Food at CIA/Napa, and IACP.

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What’s Good?

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A MEMOIR IN FOURTEEN INGREDIENTS BY PETER HOFFMAN

A pioneer of farm–to–table cooking blends memoir with a deep exploration of the ingredients he uses and where they come from

Back to the basics: Think of this as a food world version of Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl. It’s a fascinating, in–depth exploration of the science, history, and kitchen use of ingredients (strawberries, skate wings, rosemary, etc.) mixed with the education and life of a chef Prominent author: Called “a locavore before the word existed” by the New York Times, Hoffman is deeply connected in the food world—he was owner–chef at the celebrated Savoy in New York City’s SoHo for more than 20 years, has sat on important boards, and won the Snailblazer Award from Slow Food NYC

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE FOOD NARRATIVE, MEMOIR, FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-4762-5 US $25.00 CAN $32.00 UK £17.99

What goes into the making of a chef, a restaurant, a dish? In his highly anticipated first book, influential chef and food thinker Peter Hoffman offers delectable answers to these questions. Hoffman, a pioneer of farm–to–table cooking in New York, tells the story of his upbringing, professional education, and career as a chef and restaurant owner in a series of charming and illustrative tales of a life in kitchens—everything from the importance of your relationship with your refrigerator repairman to an account of how a burger killed his restaurant. Mixed in with Hoffman’s personal stories are passionately curious explorations into the cultural, historical, and botanical backstories of the foods we eat. Following the march of the seasons and moving ingredient to ingredient through the bounty of the natural world, Hoffman meets with farmers and greenmarket vendors and unpacks what we eat, why we eat it, and how to make it delicious. What’s Good is as complex, thought–provoking, and enjoyable as a perfect meal.

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Chef Peter Hoffman is a thinking cook. Recognized by Slow Food NYC with a Snailblazer Award, he served on the advisory boards of the Greenmarket and Chefs Collaborative, and his writing has been published in Edible Manhattan and the New York Times. For more than 30 years, he has been cycling to the Union Square Greenmarket to source the best in local and seasonal ingredients, the core of his cooking.

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Nonbinary

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A MEMOIR BY GENESIS P-ORRIDGE WITH TIM MOHR

A revealing memoir from a pioneering industrial music and visual artist who inspired generations of outsiders, rebels, and risk takers

Cult icon: Until their recent death, Genesis P–Orridge had been at the forefront of visual and music movements since the 1960s Connected: P–Orridge’s unique social circle with far–reaching influence will support the publication, including Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, Marc Jacobs, Zola Jesus, and Gwendoline Christie Great stories: Includes rich stories about P–Orridge’s experiences with icons like William Burroughs and Ian Curtis

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 black-and-white photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE MEMOIR, LGBT INTEREST, MUSIC ISBN 978-1-4197-4386-3 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Right Place, Right Time ISBN 978-1-4197-4213-2 In a memoir spanning decades of artistic risk–taking, the inventor of “industrial music,” founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and world–renowned fine artist Genesis P–Orridge (1950–2020) takes us on a journey through creativity and destruction, pleasure and pain. P–Orridge’s unwillingness to be stuck—stuck in one place, in one genre, or in one sexuality—will be an inspiration to the newest generation of trailblazers and nonconformists. It’s for an audience that cannot and will not be ignored. Nonbinary has far–reaching potential because of P–Orridge’s remarkable life and body of work. Fans of industrial music, performance art, gender fluidity, the occult, punk rock, and a life in the arts will all be mesmerized by this book.

Genesis P–Orridge was a founder of artistic collectives, the inventor of industrial music as well as the term “industrial music,” and a maker of experimental music in the bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, with more than 200 musical releases. Genesis was called a “wrecker of civilization” during a session of British Parliament, was the co–instigator of the Pandrogeny Project, and was a global icon in the avant–garde art scene. Their archives were recently acquired for the permanent collection of London’s Tate Modern. Tim Mohr has co–written bestselling memoirs by Gil Scott–Heron, Paul Stanley of KISS, and Duff McKagan of Guns n’ Roses, as well as a forthcoming memoir by Joe Walsh of the Eagles. His own book, Burning Down the Haus, a history of East German punk rock and the role dissident musicians played in bringing down the Berlin Wall, earned praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others.

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

An entertaining and informative look at the unique culture of crime, punishment, and killing in Ancient Rome

SELLING POINTS Timely and unique: My Favorite Murder meets Mary Beard––a smart, entertaining, and provocative mix of true crime and classical history Expert author: Dr. Emma Southon is a scholar of ancient history, deeply versed in the period Enduring subject: From docuseries to YA series to episodes of Doctor Who, there’s a longstanding worldwide obsession with all things Roman

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-5305-3 US $27.00 CAN $34.00

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In Ancient Rome, all the best stories have one thing in common—murder. Romulus killed Remus to found the city, Caesar was assassinated to save the Republic. Caligula was butchered in the theater, Claudius was poisoned at dinner, and Galba was beheaded in the Forum. In one 50–year period, 26 emperors were murdered. But what did killing mean in a city where gladiators fought to the death to sate a crowd? In A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Emma Southon examines a trove of real–life homicides from Roman history to explore Roman culture, including how perpetrator, victim, and the act itself were regarded by ordinary people. Inside Ancient Rome's darkly fascinating history, we see how the Romans viewed life, death, and what it means to be human.

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Dr. Emma Southon holds a PhD in ancient history from the University of Birmingham. The author of Marriage, Sex and Death: the Family and the Fall of Rome and Agrippina, she co–hosts a history podcast with writer Janina Matthewson called History is Sexy and works full time as a bookseller at Waterstones Belfast.

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Swimming to Freedom MY ESCAPE FROM CHINA AND THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION BY KENT WONG

A deeply personal, heart–wrenching memoir of the author's upbringing in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution and his tenacious flight to freedom against all odds

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

SPECIFICATIONS * 12 black-and-white images * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-5150-9 US $26.00 CAN $33.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Displaced ISBN 978-1-4197-2948-5 When Kent Wong was a young boy, his father, a patriotic Chinese official in the customs office in Hong Kong, joined an insurrection at work and returned with the family to the newly established People’s Republic of China. Hailed as heroes, they settled in the southern city of Canton. But Mao’s China was dangerous and unstable, with landlords executed en masse and millions dying of starvation during the Great Leap Forward. Kent Wong’s Swimming to Freedom is a memoir of a childhood amid revolutionary times, where boyish adventures and school days mixed with dire poverty and political persecution, and a moving story of an inextinguishable yearning to be free. Mao’s Hundred Flower Campaign ensnared Kent’s father. A decade later the Cultural Revolution closed schools, plunged the country into chaos, and scattered Kent and his sisters to disparate villages where they struggled to eke out a bare existence. Kent began to realize that with higher education closed to him (as the son of a “capitalist rightist”), he had no future in China. So, when he hooked up with a dissident underground and heard about fellow countrymen braving extraordinary hardship to reach freedom by swimming across miles of open water to Hong Kong, he decided to risk his life for a better future. Swimming to Freedom is an extraordinary account of a largely unknown chapter in history, when an estimated half million “Freedom Swimmers” risked everything to escape hardship and oppression. It is a gripping memoir and a moving testament to the human spirit.

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

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How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius WHAT GAME DESIGNERS, ECONOMISTS, BALLET CHOREOGRAPHERS, AND THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICISTS REVEAL ABOUT THE GREATEST GAME ON EARTH BY NICK GREENE

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

SELLING POINTS A charmingly novel look at a beloved game through a narrative that combines data analysis, storytelling, expertise, and imagination Takes the stats and facts that every dedicated fan knows and goes even deeper with it by using other niche, obsession–worthy topics as the means through which we can come to better understand the drama, beauty, and heartbreak of the sport Nick Greene has written for Slate, Vice, Mental Floss, and the Village Voice, among others. He has a wide–ranging network of media connections with audiences that fit squarely in the overlapping space between sports and pop culture that this book is geared toward

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH SPORTS, REFERENCE, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4480-8 US $28.00 CAN $35.00 UK £19.99

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CARTON QTY: 28 Basketball is the second–most popular sport in the world—an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom. However, while it’s enjoyable to watch, the real reason it works is because it’s a game of culture, art, and all the things that make us human. How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius deconstructs the sport from top to bottom and then puts it back together again, detailing its intricacies through reporting and dozens of interviews with experts. These experts, however, are a diverse group: wine critics weighing in on LeBron’s ability to delegate on the fly, magicians analyzing Kyrie Irving’s mystifying dribbling techniques, SpaceX rocket scientists breaking down Steph Curry’s deadeye three–point shooting. Every chapter treats basketball to a multi–disciplined study that adventures far beyond the lines of the court, examining key elements of the sport from some surprising and revealing angles. There’s a reason it has conquered the world, and every game is a chance to learn about pop culture, fashion, history, science, art, and anything else that bounces our way.

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Nick Greene is a contributing writer for Slate, prior to which he worked as editor at large at Mental Floss and as web editor at the Village Voice. His work has been published in Vice, Men’s Health, and Chicago Magazine. He lives in San Francisco.

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The Sopranos Sessions

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BY MATT ZOLLER SEITZ AND ALAN SEPINWALL, FOREWORD BY LAURA LIPPMAN

Renowned television critics—and New York Times bestselling authors—Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest television series of all time, now available in paperback

Praise for The Sopranos Sessions “This amazing book by Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz has bigger twists than anything I could ever come up with. Highly suggest you pick up a copy ASAP!” —Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot

New York Times bestseller in hardcover, across five printings Timed to publish with the release of David Chase’s Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark Features a series of original, long–form interviews with show creator David Chase Includes archival pieces from the authors’ days at The Star– Ledger, including a rare 1999 interview with the show’s star, the late James Gandolfini

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 black-and-white photographs * 480 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH ENTERTAINMENT, FILM, NONFICTION, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4283-5 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £14.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star–Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long–form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy.

Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com. He is the author of Mad Men Carousel and The Wes Anderson Collection. He lives in Brooklyn. Alan Sepinwall is the chief television critic for Rolling Stone and the author of Breaking Bad 101. His thoughts on television have appeared in the New York Times, Time, and Variety. He lives in New Jersey. Laura Lippman, a New York Times–bestselling novelist, has won every major mystery–writing prize in the United States. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon.

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Au Revoir, Tristesse

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LESSONS IN HAPPINESS FROM FRENCH LITERATURE BY VIV GROSKOP

A blend of literary history, memoir, and self–help that shows how French literature can bring humor, happiness, and romance to our lives Praise for Au Revoir, Tristesse “Ms. Groskop is a skilled raconteuse who brings people—and the page—to life. She writes with a self– deprecating appreciation of the Frenchman or –woman manqué(e) that lurks in us all. You don’t have to be a savant to enjoy this book. . . . Au Revoir, Tristesse will make a witty, seductive companion.” ––Wall Street Journal “Indeed, the best parts of Au Revoir, Tristesse are when Groskop describes the changing nature of her relationship with France and the books that had such a crucial part in her self–definition.” —Irish Times “This book offers the simple happiness of knowing that there are loads of amazing French novels out there still waiting to be read—or re–read.” ––Times (UK) “Viv Groskop’s whip–smart and compelling take on French classics is deliciously entertaining. This book should be required reading for all bibliophiles!” —Lindsey Tramuta, author of The New Paris and The New Parisienne

Popular topic: There’s a big audience for books about being French, whether on food (French Women Don’t Get Fat), parenting (Bringing up Bebe), or style (Paris Street Style) Praised around the world: Received excellent reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Irish Times, Times, and Sunday Times (UK) Literary joie de vivre: Groskop’s writing sparkles—it’s laugh–out– loud funny, but also deeply informed and whip smart

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY HUMOR, LITERARY CRITICISM, MEMOIR, NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4788-5 US $16.00 CAN $20.00 UK £10.99

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Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer and comedian, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11 and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her. In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to show how the classics of French literature can expose us to another way of living, infuse our days with joie de vivre, and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. Groskop explores the frothy hedonism of Colette, the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac, the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras, and the heady passions of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Albert Camus, and, of course, Françoise Sagan, this is a delectable read for lovers of books and all things French.

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Viv Groskop is an award–winning comedian, writer, and broadcaster. She is the author of The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature. She writes for the Guardian, Observer, and Financial Times and is the host of the chart–topping podcast How to Own the Room, where she has interviewed Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Margaret Atwood, and Julie Andrews. She lives in London.

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BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS

On Nineteen Eighty-Four

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A BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE ORWELL’S MASTERPIECE BY D.J. TAYLOR

The essential backstory to the creation and meaning of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty–Four, one of the most important books of the 20th century— and now the 21st Praise for On Nineteen Eighty–Four “Brisk [and] focused . . . Taylor here covers the highlights, giving both an overview of Orwell’s career and a survey of his greatest literary achievement.” —Wall Street Journal

Definitive treatment: D.J. Taylor is the author of the Whitbread Biography Award–winning volume Orwell, considered the best biography of George Orwell Timely subject: In the age defined by claims of “fake news,” the novel has become prominent once again, revisited by tens of thousands of readers and rising to the top of bestseller lists

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“A lively, engaging, concise biography of a novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

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“A comprehensive, captivating account of the origin and enduring power of this landmark dystopian novel.” —BookTrib

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* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY BIOGRAPHY, HISTORY, LITERARY CRITICISM, NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4764-9 US $16.00 CAN $19.99 UK £11.99

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ËxHSLELJy735301z Since its publication more than 70 years ago, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty–Four has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modern age. Politicians have testified to its influence on their intellectual identities, rock musicians have made records about it, TV viewers watch a reality show named for it, and a White House spokesperson tells of “alternative facts.” The world we live in is often described as an Orwellian one, awash in inescapable surveillance and invasions of privacy. On Nineteen Eighty–Four dives deep into Orwell’s life to chart his earlier writings and key moments in his youth, such as his years at a boarding school, whose strict and charismatic headmaster shaped the idea of Big Brother. Taylor tells the story of the writing of the book, taking readers to the Scotland Island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famous thanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish the novel. Published during the Cold War—a term Orwell coined—Taylor elucidates the environmental influences on the book. Then he examines Nineteen Eighty–Four’s post–publication life, including its role as a tool to understand our language, politics, and government. In a current climate where truth, surveillance, censorship, and critical thinking are contentious, Orwell’s work is necessary. Written with resonant and reflective analysis, On Nineteen Eighty–Four is both brilliant and remarkably timely. D.J. Taylor is a British critic, novelist, and biographer. Taylor contributes to many newspapers, including the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.

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Vanishing Fleece

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ADVENTURES IN AMERICAN WOOL BY CLARA PARKES

A fast–paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676–pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way Praise for Vanishing Fleece “Given my hatred of puns, I absolutely do not want to say Clara Parkes spins an incredible yarn, but how else to describe this incredible book? Parkes is the Marc Kurlansky of wool!” —John Hodgman, actor, humorist, and author of Vacationland “While I laughed and loved Clara’s prose, I was left with so much more. It’s actually a lovely and melancholy look at an American industry that’s quickly changing, and a beautiful story of the people who are sacrificing to maintain it.” —Judy Greer, actor, director, and author of I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co–Star “Long before social media cluttered every corner of our existence, Parkes’s conversational 411 about new yarns and interesting pattern designs forged connections among far–flung knitters, who discovered they were a global community rather than lone practitioners of a cozy hobby they’d learned from Mom.” —Washington Post

Big readership: Like Parkes’s other work, this book launches from within the craft/textiles market and jumps into mainstream American culture. It is an intriguing story collection that knitters, nonknitters, and readers everywhere will embrace Locavore target audience: Readers have demonstrated an appetite for information that brings meaning to consumption. This book ties directly into that passion by showing where American wool comes from and the journey it takes before becoming yarn and fabric

SPECIFICATIONS * 192 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: APRIL CRAFT, MEMOIR, NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3537-0 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £10.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Join Clara Parkes on a cross–country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold. Travel the country with her as she meets a flock of Saxon Merino sheep in upstate New York, tours a scouring plant in Texas, visits a steamy Maine dyehouse, helps sort freshly shorn wool on a working farm, and learns how wool fleece is measured, baled, shipped, and turned into skeins. In pursuit of the perfect yarn, Clara describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale (they can explode), and her adventures from Maine to Wisconsin (“the most knitterly state”) and back again; along the way, she presents a behind– the–scenes look at the spinners, scourers, genius inventors, and crazy–complex mill machines that populate the yarn– making industry. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead. Simply put, no other book exists that explores American culture through the lens of wool. Author of six books, including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara Parkes has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick–and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter's Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community. Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, and television and radio appearances, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.

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The Phantom Prince

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MY LIFE WITH TED BUNDY, UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION BY ELIZABETH KENDALL, WITH A CONTRIBUTION FROM MOLLY KENDALL

The inspiration for the five–part Amazon Original docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer Praise for The Phantom Prince “It’s apparent from the very first line of The Phantom Prince to Molly’s final chapter . . . that Kendall’s voice, as well as that of her daughter, are needed.” —Clémence Michallon, Independent “For decades, interest and news coverage about Ted Bundy focused on Bundy as a killer, privileging his perverse pathology and overweening ego over anyone else. Now the focus has shifted to the women whose world Bundy inhabited . . . whose lives were bound up with Ted Bundy like family, kept apart from the unimaginable but living everyday horrors of their own. Women like Elizabeth and Molly Kendall.” —Sarah Weinman, Medium

Hardcover edition is in its fourth printing, and along with the Amazon Original docuseries was featured on Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline, and received wide critical acclaim Features written and visual material from the author and her daughter not included in the original 1981 edition Widely considered the most definitive character study of Ted Bundy, along with Ann Rule’s The Stranger Beside Me

SPECIFICATIONS * 25 black-and-white photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY TRUE CRIME, MEMOIR ISBN 978-1-4197-4486-0 US $16.00 CAN $22.00 UK £11.99

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Now in paperback, this updated, expanded edition of The Phantom Prince, Elizabeth Kendall’s 1981 memoir detailing her six–year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy, includes a new introduction and a new afterword by the author, never–before–seen photos, and a startling new chapter from the author’s daughter, Molly, who has not previously shared her story. Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history and one of the most publicized to this day. However, very rarely do we hear from the women he left behind—the ones forgotten as mere footnotes in this tragedy. The Phantom Prince chronicles Elizabeth Kendall’s intimate relationship with Ted Bundy and its eventual unraveling. As much as has been written about Bundy, it’s remarkable to hear the perspective of people who shared their daily lives with him for years. This gripping account presents a remarkable examination of a charismatic personality that masked unimaginable darkness.

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Elizabeth Kendall’s memoir, The Phantom Prince, was originally published in 1981. Molly Kendall, her daughter, considered Bundy a father figure between the ages of three and 10.

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The Lost Family

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HOW DNA TESTING IS UPENDING WHO WE ARE BY LIBBY COPELAND

A deeply reported look at home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on our culture and on individual lives Praise for The Lost Family "Before you spit in that vial, read this book.” —New York Times Book Review “Entertaining and impressively comprehensive.” —Washington Post “A fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” —Wall Street Journal “It is at once a hard look at the forces behind a historical mass reckoning that is happening all across America, and an intimate portrait of the people living it.” —Wired “A fascinating deep dive into the massively popular world of direct–to–consumer DNA testing.” —Associated Press

Gripping read: Building on a central story of one woman’s surprising test results and her search for answers, The Lost Family is a detective story, as well as a deeply felt exploration of identity, privacy, family, and what our genetics really mean An exceptional book: A journalistic tour de force peppered with compelling characters, big questions, and emotionally powerful moments Hot subject: Home genetic testing has exploded in popularity in recent years, but we haven’t come to terms with what this means for culture, science, ethics, and especially for family secrets

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“An urgently necessary, powerful book that addresses one of the most complex social and bioethical issues of our time.” —Dani Shapiro

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“Copeland deftly weaves together individual stories, technical explanations and sociological discussion to make a book that's both gripping and deeply thought– provoking.” —Tana French

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ALSO AVAILABLE You swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks. Or, the report could reveal a long–buried family secret that upends your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, a relentless drive to find answers to questions at the core of your being, like “Who am I?” and “Where did I come from?” Welcome to the age of home genetic testing. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. Gripping and masterfully told, The Lost Family is a spectacular book on a big, timely subject.

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Libby Copeland is an award–winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

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Up All Night

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TED TURNER, CNN, AND THE BIRTH OF 24-HOUR NEWS BY LISA NAPOLI

The wild inside story of the birth of CNN and dawn of the age of 24– hour news

A ripping media and business yarn by a talented writer Published to strong reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal–Constitution, and featured on Weekend Edition, CNN, and elsewhere

Praise for Up All Night “This detailed account of the birth and life of live 24/7 coverage unfolds with great energy. It tells the story of how journalism was transformed by a cast of quirky and brilliant characters with lots of vision and hard work. This book shows how important it is to understand CNN’s history and backstory to fully appreciate where we are today in cable news and fast journalism.” ––Soledad O’Brien, journalist, CEO Soledad O’Brien Productions “An artful, anecdote–rich account of Mr. Turner and CNN.” ––Wall Street Journal “A breezy, tightly written origin story.” ––Atlanta Journal–Constitution “A page–turning hybrid of biography, media analysis, and business history.” ––Kirkus Reviews

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY NONFICTION, BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5179-0 US $17.00 CAN $22.00 UK £11.99

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How did we get from an age of dignified nightly news broadcasts on three national networks to the age of 24–hour news channels and constantly breaking news? The answer—thanks to Ted Turner and an oddball cast of cable television visionaries, big league rejects, and nonunion newbies—can be found in the basement of an abandoned country club in Atlanta. Because it was there, in the summer of 1980, that this motley crew launched CNN. Lisa Napoli’s Up All Night is an entertaining inside look at the founding of the upstart network that set out to change the way news was delivered and consumed, and succeeded beyond even the wildest imaginings of its charismatic and uncontrollable founder. Mixing media history, a business adventure story, and great characters, this is a fun book on the making of the world we live in now. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lisa Napoli began her career as an unpaid teenage intern at CNN’s New York bureau in the summer of 1991. As a journalist, she has worked at the New York Times, Marketplace, MSNBC, and KCRW. She is the author of two previous books, Radio Shangri–La and Ray & Joan. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Laugh Lines

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MY LIFE HELPING FUNNY PEOPLE BE FUNNIER BY ALAN ZWEIBEL

A tender, funny book tracing the author’s 40–year comedy–writing career and the story of American comedy from the Catskill era and the birth of SNL to today

Praise for Laugh Lines “I interviewed Alan for my high school radio station when I was sixteen and have been hungry for comedy and life insights from him ever since! Finally, I have the Zweibel bible!” —Judd Apatow “Alan Zweibel will tell you everything you need to know about comedy writing. Actually, he might tell you too much, but it’s hilarious and worth it. Alan has candid and heartwarming stories about all of the greats, but in some ways, he buries the lead. He’s one of them.” —Mike Birbiglia “Alan Zweibel is legendary among us comedians. He is the man who delivers comedy with an emotional clout that makes him respected and revered.” —Steve Martin “I love this book! And it’s not just because Alan says nice things about me. Well, maybe it is.” —Larry David

Legendary writer: Zweibel was at SNL from the beginning, and has created and worked on legendary shows and movies with prominent names in the comedy business: Gilda Radner, Garry Shandling, Rob Reiner, Larry David, and others An award winner: Zweibel has won multiple Emmys and awards from the Writers Guild of America and TV Critics Association for his work in television, as well as a Tony and the Thurber Prize Major media: Featured in the New York Times, Weekend Edition, Variety, CBS This Morning, WTF with Marc Maron, and elsewhere

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL ENTERTAINMENT, MEMOIR, NONFICTION, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-3535-6 US $17.00 CAN $22.00 UK £12.00

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CARTON QTY: 24 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-683-7 Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt stand–ups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. From SNL, Zweibel went on to have a hand in a series of landmark shows—from It’s Garry Shandling’s Show to Curb Your Enthusiasm. In Laugh Lines, Zweibel weaves together the stories of his influential career, from writing for a generation of Jackies and Mortys and Dickies to meeting Gilda while hiding behind a potted plant. He goes deep into the origins of famous SNL sketches, as well as how the show evolved in the wake of meteoric success, and the projects—not all of them so enduring—that followed. And Zweibel writes tenderly about his friendships—with Shandling, Billy Crystal, Larry David, and others. Woven throughout are also words from other comedians and writers, including Richard Lewis, Eric Idle, Judd Apatow, Dave Barry, Carl Reiner, Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Silverman, and more. This is a warmhearted cultural memoir from a talented, award–winning writer.

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Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer who has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television. His theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award–winning play 700 Sundays. He is the author of several books including the 2006 Thurber Prize–winning novel The Other Shulman.

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Hollywood Double Agent

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THE TRUE TALE OF BORIS MORROS, FILM PRODUCER TURNED COLD WAR SPY BY JONATHAN GILL

The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, film producer and Russian double agent Praise for Hollywood Double Agent “A fascinating book about a fascinating man. I couldn’t put it down.” —Irwin Winkler, writer, director, and Academy Award–winning producer “Shaking up our stock images of Cold War espionage, Gill’s real–life thriller uncovers the improbable tale of a Russian Jewish immigrant impresario who played both the FBI and the KGB for fools. The result is a riveting read.” —James Loeffler, author of Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

Great story: The Golden Age of Hollywood meets the deadliest days of the Red Scare and the Cold War, all through the remarkable life of Boris Morros, a Russian refugee turned major Hollywood player Popular category: A rich espionage story for fans of Ben McIntyre’s Agent Zigzag and Nicholas Dawidoff’s The Catcher Was a Spy

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL ENTERTAINMENT, FILM, HISTORY, LAW ISBN 978-1-4197-4791-5 US $17.00 CAN $22.00 UK £11.99

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Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and ’40s. The head of music at Paramount Pictures, nominated for Academy Awards, he then went on to produce his own films with Laurel and Hardy, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and others. But as J. Edgar Hoover would discover, these successes provided a cover for one of the most incredible espionage tales in the history of the Cold War—Boris Morros worked for Russian intelligence. Boris’s assignments took him to the White House, the Vatican, and deep behind the Iron Curtain. The high–level intel he provided the KGB included military secrets and compromising information on prominent Americans. His Russian handlers pushed Boris to interfere in American politics, attempting to swing a presidential election to their preferred candidate. But in 1947, Boris flipped, and at the height of the McCarthy era, he played a leading role in a deadly serious tale. Jonathan Gill’s Hollywood Double Agent is an extraordinary story about Russian spies at the heart of American culture and politics, and one man caught in the middle of the Cold War. Jonathan Gill is a professor of American history and culture at the University of Amsterdam, formerly on the faculties of Columbia, CCNY, Fordham, and the Manhattan School of Music. He has written for the New York Times, Associated Press, the Village Voice, the Nation, the Guardian, and numerous other publications including the Holland Times, where he is the book critic. He divides his time between New York City and Amsterdam.

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Invisible Women

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DATA BIAS IN A WORLD DESIGNED FOR MEN BY CAROLINE CRIADO PEREZ

A landmark, prize–winning, international bestselling examination of how a gender gap in data perpetuates bias and disadvantages women, now in paperback

Praise for Invisible Women “Read this book and then tell me the patriarchy is a figment of my imagination.” —Jeanette Winterson “Criado Perez doesn’t set out to prove a vast conspiracy; she simply wields data like a laser, slicing cleanly through the fog of unconscious and unthinking preferences.” —Guardian “Brilliant . . . Invisible Women lays out in impressive detail the many ways that human beings are presumed to be male, as well as the wide–reaching effects of this distorted view of humanity.” —Katha Pollitt, Nation

Award–winning: Won The FT & McKinsey 2019 Business Book of the Year Award, the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize, and is a finalist for The Orwell Prize. It was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and a 2019 Porchlight Business Book Award. It was also named a Book of the Decade by the Times (UK) Must–read: An essential text on data, bias, and every aspect of women’s lives International hit: Published in 25 languages and was a #1 international bestseller in hardcover

“An incredible book.” —Roman Mars, 99% Invisible “Invisible Women is a game–changer; an uncompromising blitz of facts, sad, mad, bad, and funny, making an unanswerable case and doing so brilliantly.” —The Times (UK)

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CARTON QTY: 28 Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development to health care to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this insidious bias, in time, in money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates this shocking root cause of gender inequality in the award–winning, #1 international bestseller Invisible Women. Examining the home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more, Criado Perez unearths a dangerous pattern in data and its consequences on women’s lives. Product designers use a “one–size–fits–all” approach to everything from pianos to cell phones to voice recognition software, when in fact this approach is designed to fit men. Cities prioritize men’s needs when designing public transportation, roads, and even snow removal, neglecting to consider women’s safety or unique responsibilities and travel patterns. And in medical research, women have largely been excluded from studies and textbooks, leaving them chronically misunderstood, mistreated, and misdiagnosed. Built on hundreds of studies in the United States, in the United Kingdom, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, highly readable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

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Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster, and award–winning feminist activist. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award and was named OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015. She has a degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, and she studied behavioral and feminist economics at the London School of Economics.

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The Science of Storytelling

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WHY STORIES MAKE US HUMAN AND HOW TO TELL THEM BETTER BY WILL STORR

The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling, based on the wildly popular creative writing class

Praise for The Science of Storytelling “As with any good read, Storr takes the advice he’s spent years studying and teaching. He’s an excellent writer. Reading The Science of Storytelling is in itself a pleasure.” ––Big Think “For writers, Will Storr’s book is mandatory reading. A truly revolutionary look at the how and why of storytelling.” —Craig Pearce, cowriter with Baz Luhrmann of The Great Gatsby “Rarely has a book engrossed me more . . . a masterpiece.” —Adam Rutherford, bestselling author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived “The best book on the craft of storytelling I’ve ever read.” —Matt Haig, bestselling author of How to Stop Time “A hugely compelling reading experience. Storr weaves brilliantly between high and low culture—in the space of a few pages we go from Mrs. Dalloway to Gone Girl.” —Observer

A smart, timely writing guide and international bestseller: With storytelling and creative writing having a moment, there’s a hunger for smart books on the subject Destined to become a classic in the field: For readers of The Art of Dramatic Writing, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, David Mamet’s Three Uses of the Knife, and Into the Woods Acclaimed author with national platform: Storr’s previous books received positive reviews in the New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and more, and his YouTube channel helps his readers dive even deeper

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL NONFICTION, CREATIVITY, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES, SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-4795-3 US $16.00 CAN $20.00

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-818-3 Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human. So, how do master storytellers compel us? In The Science of Storytelling, award–winning writer and acclaimed teacher of creative writing Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting–edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Will Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children’s stories. With sections such as “The Dramatic Question,” “Creating a World,” and “Plot, Endings, and Meaning,” as well as a practical, step–by–step appendix dedicated to “The Sacred Flaw Approach,” The Science of Storytelling reveals just what makes stories work, placing it alongside such creative writing classics as John Yorke’s Into the Woods: A Five–Act Journey into Story and Lajos Egri’s The Art of Dramatic Writing. Enlightening and empowering, The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, children’s writer, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction. Will Storr is an award–winning journalist and novelist whose work has appeared in the Guardian, Sunday Times, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. His books include Selfie: How the West Became Self–Obsessed and The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science (The Overlook Press/Abrams Press). His writing courses are among the most in–demand offerings of the Guardian Masterclasses and the Faber Academy. He lives in Kent, England.

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Healing Politics

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A DOCTOR'S JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF OUR POLITICAL EPIDEMIC BY ABDUL EL-SAYED

From a rising voice in progressive politics, a combination of memoir and science diagnosing the biggest challenges facing America and laying out a way forward

Praise for Healing Politics “Abdul is one of the brightest young stars in the future of the progressive movement.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders “Abdul is one of our most gifted communicators and fiercest advocates for the ideal of health care as a fundamental human right. In Healing Politics, he draws on his invaluable blend of experience to bring a sorely needed sense of empathy and humanity to the debate over how to mend our fractured society.” —Jon Favreau, Pod Save America

Timely message: Public health, social insecurity, and our fractured political system are some of the biggest issues right now, and they’re all addressed here A voice on the rise: El–Sayed is increasingly prominent in national politics––he is a contributor to CNN, appearing frequently on the channel, and was a national surrogate for Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential primary campaign

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“This book is a majestic act of hope grounded in a life of great empathy and courage!” —Professor Cornel West, Harvard University

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“This is a very important book. . . . It's a manual for real, deep, and utterly necessary change.” —Bill McKibben, 350.org

CURRENT EVENTS, HEALTH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LAW ISBN 978-1-4197-4790-8

“In Healing Politics, Abdul El–Sayed doesn't just diagnose the causes of our broken politics; he gives us a prescription and treatment plan. Abdul . . . will educate and inspire every reader.” —Representative Pramila Jayapal

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The son of Egyptian immigrants, Abdul El–Sayed grew up feeling a pressing responsibility to help others. He threw himself into the study of medicine and public health and excelled—winning a Rhodes Scholarship, earning two doctoral degrees, and landing a tenure–track position at Columbia University. At 30, he became the youngest city health official in America, tasked with rebuilding Detroit’s health department after years of austerity policies. But El–Sayed found himself disillusioned. He could heal the sick but not fix the social and economic conditions causing illness in the first place. So he left health for politics, running for governor of Michigan in 2018. In Healing Politics, Abdul El–Sayed traces the life of a young idealist, weaving together powerful personal stories and fascinating forays into history and science. Marrying his unique perspective with the science of epidemiology, El– Sayed diagnoses an underlying epidemic afflicting our country, an epidemic of insecurity. And to heal the rifts this epidemic has created, he lays out a new direction for the progressive movement. This is a bold, personal, and compellingly original book from a prominent young leader.

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Dr. Abdul El–Sayed is a physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and progressive activist. He was appointed health director of Detroit at 30 years old. He’s a former professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He holds a doctorate in public health from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and a medical degree from Columbia University.

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War Doctor

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SURGERY ON THE FRONT LINE

Includes an introduction by Henry Marsh, who has a wide fan base in the United States

BY DAVID NOTT

The #1 internationally bestselling, gripping true story of a frontline trauma surgeon operating in the world's most dangerous war zones Praise for War Doctor

David Nott is regularly called upon as a talking head for global health stories including the coronavirus, and has made recent appearances on CNN International

“As a surgeon myself, I can only look on what he has achieved with complete awe, overwhelmed by his heroism and compassion as much as by the world’s cruelty.” —Henry Marsh, New Statesman

A film adaptation of War Doctor is in development by The Ink Factory (The Night Manager) and will begin production this year

“Riveting . . . Nott is no ordinary doctor, as this dramatic telling of his extraordinary life makes clear.” —Times (UK)

War Doctor was a #1 international bestseller and rights have been sold in four countries, and US coverage includes an interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air

“Nott does not disappoint . . . a series of gripping and fascinating medical stories.” —Kirkus “A remarkably powerful personal and expert account of the drastic toll war exacts on human beings and a stirring bringing–to–light of the many ways people behind the scenes help mitigate the damage.” —Booklist “Surgeons in training and those looking for a fly–on– the–wall perspective of nontraditional treatment centers in violence–stricken areas will find themselves fully engaged in Nott’s firsthand accounts.” —Library Journal

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH MEMOIR, NONFICTION, MEDICAL ISBN 978-1-4197-4799-1 US $17.00 CAN $22.00

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CARTON QTY: 44 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-906-7 For more than 25 years, surgeon David Nott has volunteered in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993 to clandestine hospitals in rebel–held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life– saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major metropolitan hospital. Nott is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. War Doctor is his extraordinary story, encompassing his surgeries in nearly every major conflict zone since the end of the Cold War, as well as his struggles to return to a “normal” life and routine after each trip. At times, Nott’s riveting memoir reads like a travelogue of the world’s cruelty—he has volunteered in Afghanistan, Congo, Darfur, Gaza, Iraq, Libya, Sierra Leone, and Yemen—but it’s also an uplifting and deeply compassionate story about the brave medical professionals trying to combat evil and heal their patients despite the terrible circumstances. Culminating in his recent trips to war–torn Syria—and the untold story of his efforts to help evacuate some 50,000 people from Aleppo—War Doctor is a heart–stopping and moving blend of medical memoir, personal journey, and nonfiction thriller that provides unforgettable, at times raw, insight into the human toll of war. David Nott is a consultant surgeon, specializing in general and vascular surgery, who has volunteered to work in disaster and war zones for more than two decades. He is the president and cofounder, along with his wife, Elly, of the David Nott Foundation, which provides education and training to improve the standards and practice of humanitarian surgery worldwide. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. War Doctor, his first book, was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller and has been sold in four countries.

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Where I Come From

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LATINO CHEF BY AARON SANCHEZ

America’s most prominent Latino chef shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey Praise for Where I Come From “A delicious reading experience.” —Kirkus “Sánchez’s fans will relish this richly told life story of a chef celebrating his roots.” —Publisher’s Weekly “A frank and vulnerable account of his life, from his earliest days along the Texas–Mexico border to his youth in New York, then his TV career and fatherhood.” —Texas Monthly

Where I Come From is in development as a scripted series for ABC, with Eva Longoria’s production company Sánchez has been a staple on TV for nearly 20 years, as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped and Chopped Junior and as co–star of FOX’s hit series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior Sánchez has a strong social media presence, with 354,000 followers on Instagram, 251,000 followers on Twitter, and 178,000 followers on Facebook Sánchez’s story is an inspiration for other aspiring chefs of color, as well as Latinos across the country who don’t just view him as a successful chef, but as a cultural icon, and will especially resonate with those who grew up in single–parent households

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY MEMOIR, FOOD NARRATIVE, LATINO HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4766-3 US $17.00 CAN $22.00

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Before Chef Aarón Sánchez rose to fame on shows such as MasterChef and Chopped, he was a restless Mexican American son, raised by a fiercely determined and talented woman who was a successful chef and restaurateur in her own right—credited with bringing Mexican cuisine to the New York City dining scene. Aarón Sánchez was destined to follow in his mother’s footsteps. He spent nights as a child in his family’s dining room, surrounded by some of the most influential chefs and restaurateurs in New York. He lost his father at a young age, and at 16 he was sent to work for renowned chef Paul Prudhomme in New Orleans. In this memoir, Sánchez delves into his formative years with remarkable candor, injecting his story with adrenaline and revealing how he fell in love with cooking and made a go of it in the fast–paced culinary world. Sánchez shares invaluable lessons he learned—both inside and outside the kitchen—and offers an intimate look into the chaotic and untraditional life of a professional chef and television personality. This is Sánchez’s highly personal account of a fatherless Latino kid whose talent and passion took him to the top of his profession. Aarón Sánchez is an award–winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author, and philanthropist. He is the co–star of hit series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior and has starred and guest–starred on many television series on Food Network and Cooking Channel. He lives in New Orleans.

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From The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World • By Laura Imai Messina


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The Portrait of a Mirror A NOVEL BY A. NATASHA JOUKOVSKY

A stunning reinvention of the myth of Narcissus as a modern novel of manners, about two young, well–heeled couples whose parallel lives intertwine over the course of a summer, by a sharp new voice in fiction

SELLING POINTS Debut novel by an assured and exceptionally promising new stylist whose prose is as dazzling and elegant as it is cutting A smart and entertaining read that will appeal to readers of Where’d You Go Bernadette, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s The Nest, and Sally Rooney’s Normal People Joukovsky has carefully interwoven art and mythology into a thoroughly modern novel for book–club readers A perfect “summer read” as its spans one tumultuous summer, beginning with Memorial Day weekend and ending with a Labor Day party at The Met

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5216-2 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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Wes and Diana are the kind of privileged, well–educated, self–involved New Yorkers you may not want to like but cannot help sympathizing with. With his boyish good looks, blue–blood pedigree, and the recent tidy valuation of his tech startup, Wes would have made any woman weak in the knees—any woman, that is, except perhaps his wife. Brilliant to the point of cunning, Diana possesses her own arsenal of charms, handily deployed against Wes in their constant war of wills and rhetorical sparring. Vivien and Dale live in Philadelphia, but with ties to the same prep schools and management consulting firms as their New York City counterparts, they’re of the same ilk. With a wedding date on the horizon and a carefully curated life of coupledom, Vivien and Dale make a picture–perfect pair—at least on Instagram. But when Vivien becomes a visiting curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art just as Diana is starting a new consulting project in Philadelphia, the two couples’ parallel lives cross and tangle together in the summer of 2015, threatening to undo both relationships in the creation of others. In this wickedly fun debut, A. Natasha Joukovsky crafts an absorbing portrait of modern romance, rousing real sympathy for these flawed characters even as she skewers them. Shrewdly observed, whip–smart, and shot through with wit and good humor, The Portrait of a Mirror is a piercing exploration of narcissism, desire, self–delusion, and the great mythology of love. A. Natasha Joukovsky holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She spent five years in the art world, working at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. After business school, she began a career in management consulting, joining Accenture Strategy in 2014. The Portrait of a Mirror is her debut novel. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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The Revelations

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A NOVEL

For readers of Richard Powers, Michel Faber, Neal Stephenson, and Jeff Vandermeer

BY ERIK HOEL

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

The author draws extensively from his experience as a neuroscientist to create an authentic novel steeped in real research

Praise for The Revelations “I have been writing and reading daily for decades, and I have never read anything like Erik Hoel’s remarkable debut novel. . . . The Revelations is a deeply compelling, thought–provoking, and frankly, unforgettable work, one that heralds the arrival of an important new voice among us.” —Andre Dubus III, bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog “Dense, literary, and hallucinogenic, The Revelations is an impassioned argument over beers and amphetamines. It will be stuck in my brain for some time to come.” —Peter Watts, Hugo Award–winning author of Blindsight and Starfish

SPECIFICATIONS * 368 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5022-9 US $27.00 CAN $34.00 UK £18.99

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

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RIGHTS: World English

The Bucket List AN AGENT JOHN ADDERLEY NOVEL BY PETER MOHLIN AND PETER NYSTRÖM

A brilliant new Scandinavian noir series from Sweden introducing Agent John Adderley, already sold in 15 countries

SELLING POINTS New series: The Bucket List is the first in a brilliant new crime series featuring Swedish– American FBI Agent John Adderley Fresh take on classic Nordic noir: The Bucket List combines all the best aspects of the region’s classic police procedurals with unexpected twists and a bold, modern protagonist American connection: The protagonist is a Swedish– American FBI agent from New York, a link that ties the book’s international appeal to the US market Fantastic publisher pedigree: This series comes from Norstedts in Sweden, the publisher of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JULY FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5218-6 US $27.00 CAN $34.00 UK £19.99

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The Bucket List is the gripping debut novel by writing team Peter Mohlin and Peter Nyström, launching a stunning new Nordic noir series featuring Swedish–American FBI Agent John Adderley. Like the best writers of the genre, such as Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbø, Mohlin & Nyström combine a strong crime story with a novel of psychological richness and depth for an irresistible read. The Bucket List starts when undercover FBI Agent John Adderley wakes up in a hospital bed in Baltimore with extensive gunshot wounds. He knows he’s lucky to be alive. And just a few beds away is the man who 24 hours ago pointed a gun to his head. Ten years earlier in Sweden, Emelie, the young heiress to (an H&M–esque) clothing empire AckWe has gone missing. When local police find blood and semen in a deserted area, they arrest a teenage boy. He denies the charges and since the body is never found, he can’t be prosecuted. Back to the present, Emelie’s high–profile cold case file is sent to Agent Adderley, now living in Sweden (where he’s not lived since he was a boy) in witness protection, hiding until he can testify against the drug cartel he infiltrated back in the States. Adderley is determined to solve Emelie’s case, but, at the same time, he knows that the drug cartel has a price on his head . . .

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Peter Mohlin and Peter Nyström grew up together in a Swedish small town and created their first crime novel as 10–year–olds. After working professionally with editorial text and directing/scriptwriting for stage and film for many years, they decided to pick up where they left off in middle school and write a crime novel. They both love crime in all forms and realized their strengths were a fruitful combination: the journalist’s sharp pen mixed with the scriptwriter’s sense of dramaturgy and dialogue. The Bucket List, their debut novel, has been sold in 15 countries.

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The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World A NOVEL BY LAURA IMAI MESSINA

The international bestselling novel sold in 21 countries, about grief, mourning, and the joy of survival, inspired by a real phone booth in Japan with its disconnected “wind” phone, a place of pilgrimage and solace since the 2011 tsunami

SELLING POINTS Internationally acclaimed debut: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World has already sold in 21 countries, with rave reviews from Christy Lefteri and Clare Macintosh A universal story: The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World tells the universal story of dealing with grief and calamity as a part of the human condition, which will resonate powerfully in the current global climate Instant UK bestseller: Debuted on the Sunday Times (London) bestseller list its first week of publication Featured on NPR: The real–life phone booth and its “wind telephone” that inspired the novel was the subject of an NPR This American Life segment

SPECIFICATIONS * 416 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5430-2 US $25.00 CAN $32.00

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CARTON QTY: 24 When Yui loses both her mother and her daughter in the tsunami, she begins to mark the passage of time from that date onward: Everything is relative to March 11, 2011, the day the tsunami tore Japan apart, and when grief took hold of her life. Yui struggles to continue on, alone with her pain. Then, one day she hears about a man who has an old disused telephone booth in his garden. There, those who have lost loved ones find the strength to speak to them and begin to come to terms with their grief. As news of the phone booth spreads, people travel to it from miles around. Soon Yui makes her own pilgrimage to the phone booth, too. But once there she cannot bring herself to speak into the receiver. Instead she finds Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of her mother’s death. Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World is the signpost pointing to the healing that can come after.

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Laura Imai Messina has made her home in Japan for the last 15 years and works between Tokyo and Kamakura, where she lives with her Japanese husband and two children. She has master’s and doctorate degrees from Tokyo University. Translated from the Italian by Lucy Rand, The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World is Laura Imai Messina’s English–language debut.

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Burnt Sugar

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A NOVEL

Booker longlisted novel: Named to the 2020 Booker Prize Longlist

BY AVNI DOSHI

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a searing literary debut novel set in India about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal Praise for Burnt Sugar “Avni Doshi is a writer of surgical precision and sharp intelligence. This novel of mother–and–daughter resentments and the deep, intimate cuts of ancient family history gleams like a blade—both dangerous and beautiful. I loved it.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic “Acerbic, full of wit and cool intelligence, but also brilliantly poetic and passionate—every sentence is a coiled spring and each psychological portrait burns itself into the mind. I couldn't put it down.” —Olivia Sudjic, author of Exposure and Sympathy “Crystalline, surgical, compulsively readable. An examination of toxic relationships and the ties that bind us.” —Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti “A courageous novel written in spare, gleaming sentences. It made me hold my breath and gather it up again.” —Tishani Doshi, author of Small Days and Nights

On trend: A brilliant contribution to the recent literary trend of motherhood novels as noted by Parul Sehgal (New York Times) and Lauren Elkin (Paris Review) Many fans among established writers: Avni Doshi has done events with Elizabeth Gilbert, Sophie Macintosh, and Leila Slimani Early buzz in literary world: An extract from Burnt Sugar will run in top literary magazine Granta

SPECIFICATIONS * 240 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5292-6 US $26.00 CAN $33.00

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“I would be lying if I say my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure,” says Antara, Tara’s now–adult daughter. In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her marriage to join an ashram, and while Tara is busy as a partner to the ashram’s spiritual leader, Baba, little Antara is cared for by an older devotee, Kali Mata, an American who came to the ashram after a devastating loss. Tara also embarks on a stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents) and spends years chasing a disheveled, homeless artist, all with young Antara in tow. But now Tara is forgetting things, and Antara is an adult––an artist and married––and must search for a way to make peace with a past that haunts her as she confronts the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her. Sharp as a blade and laced with caustic wit, Burnt Sugar unpicks the slippery, choking cord of memory and myth that binds mother and daughter. Is Tara’s memory loss real? Are Antara’s memories fair? In vivid and visceral prose, Tibor Jones South Asia Prize–winning writer Avni Doshi tells a story, at once shocking and empathetic, about love and betrayal between a mother and a daughter. A journey into shifting memories, altering identities, and the subjective nature of truth, Burnt Sugar is a stunning and unforgettable debut.

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Avni Doshi was born in New Jersey. She received her BA in art history from Barnard College and her MA in history of art at University College, London. While working as an art writer and curator in India, Doshi began writing fiction. She has been awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize and a Charles Pick Fellowship. Her debut novel, Burnt Sugar, was shortlisted for the prestigious TATA Literature Award upon its publication in India. Avni Doshi currently lives in Dubai with her family.

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Little Bandaged Days

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A NOVEL BY KYRA WILDER

An emotionally charged, tautly composed debut thriller about motherhood, madness, and the myth of the perfect life

On trend: Little Bandaged Days is a brilliant contribution to the recent literary trend of female– centric literary thrillers, such as The Perfect Nanny and Devotion

Praise for Little Bandaged Days

Acclaimed debut: The book published in the United Kingdom to rave reviews from the Guardian and Sunday Express

“Kyra Wilder artfully cranks up the tension, so you don’t quite know when you begin to hold your breath. A chilling read.” —Oyinkan Braithwaite, bestselling author of My Sister, The Serial Killer

Audience: For readers of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Megan Miranda, Helen Phillips, and Leila Slimani

“Compelling . . . Part metaphor for modern life, part lament for the lost wildness of life, this novel demonstrates both writing chops and deeper themes. Wilder is a writer to watch.” —Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of The Child Finder “This debut novel about a woman’s emotional disintegration is gripping, observant, wonderfully written—and extravagantly cruel.” —Guardian “Beautifully written and frighteningly honest, this feverish debut delivers a brave appraisal of a woman’s spiral into madness.” —Sunday Express / S Magazine

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“A fantastically visceral and vivid account of the onset of madness set against the backdrop of a polite, middle–class setting: the mundane refracted through the hallucinatory.” —Lesley Glaister, author of The Squeeze

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A mother moves to Geneva with her husband and their two young children. In their beautiful new rented apartment, surrounded by their rented furniture, and several Swiss instructions to maintain quiet, she finds herself totally isolated. Her husband’s job means he is almost never present, and her entire world is caring for her children—making sure they are happy and fed and comfortable, and that they can be seen as the happy, well–fed, comfortable family they should be. Everything is perfect. But, of course, it’s not. The isolation, the sleeplessness, the demands of two people under two are getting to Erika. She has never been so alone, and once the children are asleep, there are just too many hours to fill until morning . . . Kyra Wilder’s Little Bandaged Days is a beautifully written, painfully claustrophobic story about a woman’s descent into madness. Unpredictable, frighteningly compelling, and brutally honest, it grapples with the harsh conditions of motherhood and this mother’s own identity, and as the novel continues, we begin to wonder just what exactly Erika might be driven to do. Kyra Wilder is a debut novelist who received her BA and MA in English literature at San Francisco State University. She then worked under Michael Tusk at the Michelin–starred Quince, making pasta. She continued working in restaurants in New York before moving with her family to Switzerland where she is now based.

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Letters to Sala

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A PLAY

Highlights a lesser–known aspect of Holocaust history

BY ARLENE HUTTON

The true story of Sala Garncarz, a remarkable play telling a personal and emotional record of the Holocaust not found in history books Praise for Letters to Sala “The stirring drama about a New York family coming to grips with the sudden disclosure of its matriarch’s hidden Holocaust past.” —Broadway World

There have been more than 100 productions of Letters to Sala and counting, including off– Broadway at the Barrow Group Includes photos, letters, and introductions by the playwright and by Sala’s daughter Ann Kirschner

SPECIFICATIONS * 112 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: JULY DRAMA ISBN 978-1-4683-1603-2 US $15.00 CAN $19.00 UK £10.99

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Sala Garncarz, daughter of a rabbi and the youngest of 11 children, was 16 in 1940 when she volunteered to take her sister’s place in a Nazi work camp. Over the next five years, she endured seven camps and collected, at great risk to herself, a cache of more than 350 letters, postcards, photographs, and other documents sent to her and others during that time. Sala survived the war and moved to America, where, more than fifty years later, she and her family donated her remarkable collection of letters and documents to the New York Public Library, where it went on to earn wide attention. Through these letters that Sala managed to hide and keep safe, Letters to Sala tells the story of her experiences and those of others in the web of Nazi labor camps in occupied Europe, a less–documented and less– familiar aspect of the Holocaust. Adapted by award–winning playwright Arlene Hutton from the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner, Letters to Sala has been produced off–Broadway at the Barrow Group and with over 100 productions.

Arlene Hutton is best known as the author of the award–winning Nibroc Trilogy. Her plays have been produced at regional theaters and colleges around the country, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, for FringeNYC, and at theaters in New York City and abroad. She’s a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and an alumna of New Dramatists. She lives in New York City.

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Manchester by the Sea

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A SCREENPLAY BY KENNETH LONERGAN

The Academy Award–winning screenplay of “a drama of surpassing beauty” (Wall Street Journal) Praise for Manchester by the Sea “Manchester by the Sea is a finely shaded portrait, a study in individual misery set in a place that is observed with care and affection.” —A. O. Scott, New York Times “Lonergan’s script [is] a model of exceptional screenwriting without being tidy, timid, or tactful. . . . Lonergan fills Manchester with disorderly sprawl, a sense of life as it’s lived and not manufactured by Hollywood. It takes a piece out of you.” —Rolling Stone “A beautifully textured, richly enveloping drama about how death in the family forces a small–town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew.” —Variety “A richly textured, emotionally devastating meditation on grief . . . Lonergan has given us a masterpiece.” —Entertainment Weekly

Award–winning screenplay: Lonergan won the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea Introduction by the author: Lonergan frames the screenplay with a rare and insightful introduction about writing for film versus stage PEN Award winner: Lonergan is the inaugural winner of the PEN/Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award

SPECIFICATIONS * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH FILM ISBN 978-1-4683-1661-2 US $15.00 CAN $19.00 UK £10.99

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Kenneth Lonergan’s Academy Award and BAFTA–winning screenplay for the acclaimed film Manchester by the Sea is a staggering achievement and an emotionally devastating meditation on grief. Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman in Boston. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, Manchester–by–the–Sea, the fishing village where his working–class family has lived for generations. His brother’s heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his riotous 16– year–old nephew. His return re–opens an unspeakable tragedy, as he is forced to confront a past that separated him from his wife, Randi, and the community where he was born and raised. A sweeping story of loss and new beginnings, Manchester by the Sea “illuminates with quiet, unyielding grace how you and I and our neighbors get by, and sometimes how we don’t” (Boston Globe). Rounding out the volume is a trenchant and incisive introduction by Kenneth Lonergan on writing for film.

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Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. His work for film includes writing and directing You Can Count on Me, Margaret, and Manchester by the Sea, and co–writing Gangs of New York. He earned the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for You Can Count on Me and Gangs of New York, among other accolades. In 2019, Lonergan was awarded the inaugural PEN/Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award. His plays include This is Our Youth (available from Overlook), The Waverly Gallery, and Lobby Hero.

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Daughters of Smoke and Fire A NOVEL

SELLING POINTS The first novel published in English by a female Kurdish writer

BY AVA HOMA

The unforgettable, haunting story of a young woman’s perilous fight for freedom and justice for her brother, the first novel published in English by a female Kurdish writer Praise for Daughters of Smoke and Fire “A literary event that merits attention . . . At once a feminist text, a story of survival in the face of adversity, and an exploration of cruelty through the eyes of those who are powerless, Daughters of Smoke and Fire marks the arrival of a new voice in contemporary fiction.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A searing, heartrending, and heartbreaking tale . . . A book of sublime beauty that will engrave itself into your memory for years to come.” —Seattle Post Intelligencer “Daughters of Smoke and Fire unfurls the history of an oppressed people fighting for their right to live, love, thrive, and create. Homa peels back layers of sorrow and injustice to reveal the resilience and hope of so many Kurds living in the stateless nation.” —Chicago Review of Books “Stark and elucidating . . . Homa’s remarkable novel serves as a potent and illuminating window into the persecution of the Kurds.” —BookPage

Hardcover was a Book Passage First Edition’s Club pick and Reader’s Digest “Quarantine Book Club” selection, and received rave reviews in such outlets as San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post Intelligencer, and Chicago Review of Books, Monterey Herald, and more The author will continue to contribute original essays and op–eds about living in exile, her upbringing as a minority woman in Iran, and being an immigrant to the United States, and Kurdistan will continue to be in the news as Trump withdraws troops from the Middle East For readers of The Beekeeper of Aleppo and The Swallows of Kabul

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4660-4 US $16.00 UK £10.99

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Set primarily in Iran, this extraordinary debut novel weaves 50 years of modern Kurdish history through a story of a family facing oppression and injustices all too familiar to the Kurds. Leila dreams of making films to bring the suppressed stories of her people onto the global stage, but obstacles keep piling up. Her younger brother, Chia, influenced by their father’s past torture, imprisonment, and his deep–seated desire for justice, begins to engage with social and political affairs. But his activism grows increasingly risky and one day he disappears in Tehran. Seeking answers about her brother’s whereabouts, Leila fears the worst and begins a campaign to save him. But when she publishes Chia’s writings online, she finds herself in grave danger as well. Inspired by the life of Kurdish human rights activist Farzad Kamangar and published to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his execution, Daughters of Smoke and Fire is an evocative portrait of the lives and stakes faced by 40 million stateless Kurds. It’s an unflinching but compassionate and powerful story that brilliantly illuminates the meaning of identity and the complex bonds of family. A landmark novel for our troubled world, Daughters of Smoke and Fire is a gripping and important read, perfect for fans of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun.

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Ava Homa is a writer, journalist, and activist specializing in women’s issues and Middle Eastern affairs. She holds an MA in English and creative writing from the University of Windsor in Canada. Her collection of short stories, Echoes from the Other Land, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and she is the inaugural recipient of the PEN Canada–Humber College Writers–in–Exile Scholarship. She was born and raised in the Kurdistan province in Iran and now divides her time between Toronto and the Bay Area.

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Untold Night and Day

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A NOVEL BY BAE SUAH

A seductive, disorienting novel that manipulates the fragile line between dreams and reality, unfolding over a day and a night in the sweltering heat of Seoul’s summer, by South Korea's leading contemporary writer Praise for Untold Night and Day “Edgy and electrifying.” —Asia Media International “. . . astute readers will reap the rewards of her piercing commentary on disconnected humanity, social ills, apocalyptic climate, impenetrable borders and even an all–too–familiar reality.” —Shelf Awareness “Bae Suah’s disturbing, beautifully controlled novel Untold Night and Day is a book of doubles, shadows, and parallel words.” —Financial Times “A haunting and dreamlike wander through the intricacies of Korean society.” —Guardian

Critical acclaim: Untold Night and Day has been covered by the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, the Guardian, and the Telegraph Author of international stature: A major new work of fiction from an acclaimed Korean author Notable translator: Translated by a Man Booker International Prize–winning translator On trend: Korean fiction is rising in popularity

SPECIFICATIONS * 160 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4439-6 US $14.00 CAN $18.00

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It’s 28–year–old Ayami’s final day at her box–office job in Seoul’s only audio theater for the blind. The theater is shutting down and Ayami’s future is uncertain. Her last shift completed, Ayami walks the streets of the city with her former boss late into the night, searching for a mutual friend who is missing. Their conversations take in art, love, food, and the inaccessible country to the north. The next day, Ayami acts as a guide for a detective novelist visiting from abroad. Almost immediately, in the heat of Seoul at the height of the summer, order gives way to chaos as the edges of reality start to fray. Ayami enters a world of increasingly tangled threads, and the past intrudes upon the present as overlapping realities repeat, collide, change, and reassert themselves. Blisteringly original, Untold Night and Day upends the very structure of fiction and narrative storytelling and burns itself upon the soul of the reader. By one of the boldest and most innovative voices in contemporary Korean literature, and masterfully realized in English by Man Booker International Prize–winning translator Deborah Smith, Bae Suah’s hypnotic novel asks whether more than one version of ourselves can exist at once, demonstrating the malleable nature of reality as we know it. Bae Suah is one of the most acclaimed contemporary Korean authors and an award–winning writer and translator. Her translations from the German include works by W. G. Sebald, Franz Kafka, and Jenny Erpenbeck. The author of more than a dozen novels and collections of short stories, Bae Suah was longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award for her first book in English, Nowhere to Be Found. Deborah Smith was born and grew up in South Yorkshire, UK. She studied English and then Korean literature in the UK and has translated several books by Bae Suah and Han Kang. She publishes Asian literatures in translation through Tilted Axis Press.

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Starling Days

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A NOVEL BY ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN

A selection of the Nervous Breakdown Book Club, this stunningly observed novel, set in NYC and London, interrogates the relationship between mental illness and love Praise for Starling Days “This is an original, poetic, and striking literary triumph." —Ms. Magazine “A gorgeously wrought novel . . . exquisite prose rich with lightly ironic empathy—is a complex and compelling work of fiction by a singularly gifted young writer.” ––BookRiot, Spring 2020 Roundup “Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s writing is crisp. . . . Starling Days is most striking in the erudite passages wherein Mina reflects on her area of study; the poetic plights of goddesses and heroines speak to the highs and lows of human experience.” —Entertainment Weekly “Rowan Hisayo Buchanan has offered us . . . a rare opportunity to love and forgive our darkest and most shimmering selves."—T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls “A quiet triumph—tenderly and disarmingly exploring the responsibility of love, loneliness, and what it is to feel lost.” —Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure “An exquisite rendering of love, sadness, and misunderstanding . . . I want to share this book with everyone I know.” —Spencer Quong, Paris Review, most anticipated titles of 2020

A “Most Anticipated” title in hardcover: Named by the Paris Review, the Millions, Financial Times, Electric Literature, Large Hearted Boy, and others Extensive national and targeted coverage in hardcover: Coverage includes BuzzFeed Great Reads, LitHub, Otherppl Podcast, New Books Network Literature Podcast, O Magazine Best New Titles, Bomb Magazine, BookBrowse Editor’s Choice, MS. Magazine, The Other Stories Podcast, and Asian–American Literature Fans Shortlisted for award: Starling Days was shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Book Award

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Mina is staring over the edge of the George Washington Bridge when a patrol car drives up. She tries to convince the officers she’s not about to jump, but they don’t believe her. Her husband, Oscar, is called to pick her up. Oscar hopes that leaving New York City for a few months will give Mina the space to heal, so they move to London, to Oscar’s oldest friends and an apartment wallpapered with indigo–eyed birds, near a canal and flower market. Mina, a classicist, works on her book about mythological women and searches for solutions to her failing mental health by pondering their lives. Penelope, Psyche, Leda . . . They all survived, didn’t they? Even Iphigenia, in one of the tellings. Mina finally finds a beam of light in Phoebe, a real–life woman, and Oscar and Mina’s complicated love is tested. A gorgeously wrought novel, variously about love, mythology, mental illness, and the times we need to seek out milder psychological climates, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s Starling Days is a complex and compelling work of fiction by a singularly gifted writer. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is an American and British writer. She received her BA from Columbia and her MFA from University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her first novel, Harmless Like You, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and NPR Great Read. She is the editor of the Go Home! anthology, and her work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, the Guardian, and the Paris Review.

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The Benefit of Hindsight

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A SIMON SERRAILLER CASE BY SUSAN HILL

In this 10th book in Susan Hill’s shattering series, Serrailler must confront his demons as Lafferton experiences a sequence of shocking crimes

Praise for Susan Hill “Hill knows how to keep those pages turning.” —Chicago Tribune “The intelligence of this brooding series rivets a reader’s attention.” —Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post “Hill, an award–winning novelist, shows just how good crime writing can be.” —Parade “Not all great novelists can write crime fiction, but when one like Susan Hill does it, the result is stunning.” —Ruth Rendell “P. D. James meets Barbara Kingsolver.” —Washington Post “Rich in psychological detail. With carefully crafted plotting, believably realized characters, and atmospheric settings, Hill’s mysteries prove compelling.” —New York Journal of Books “Susan Hill is a master storyteller. Hill’s crime novels are engaging and gripping reads.” —Strand Magazine

Strong series sales: The Serrailler books have sold more than 250,000 copies across all formats Critical acclaim: Praise for the series includes reviews from the New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, and Ruth Rendell and P. D. James Stylish new series package: Susan Hill’s paperbacks will all feature stylish new cover designs

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5164-6 US $16.00

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Susan Hill stuns readers once again in The Benefit of Hindsight, the 10th book in her celebrated mystery series. Featuring the enigmatic and brooding chief police inspector Simon Serrailler, this sophisticated and heart–pounding series follows a collection of grisly crimes in the town of Lafferton—and The Benefit of Hindsight is the most disturbing installment yet. Now recuperated after the violent incident that cost him his arm—and nearly his life—DCS Serrailler has returned to work, though he prefers to spend his spare time sketching the medieval angels being restored on the cathedral roof. With crime rates down, Lafferton has been quiet, until one night when a couple opens their front door to a distressing scene. Serrailler makes a serious error of judgment when handling the incident, and the stress of this, combined with the ongoing trauma of losing his arm, takes its toll, throwing his very future into doubt. In the tradition of the fabulous mysteries of Ruth Rendell and P. D. James, The Benefit of Hindsight is Susan Hill’s best work yet—a superbly plotted, chilling new addition to a highly acclaimed series.

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Susan Hill’s novels and short stories have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Whitbread Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year, and have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The play adapted from her famous ghost novel, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989. Her crime novels featuring DCS Simon Serrailler are currently being adapted for television.

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F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow A TRUE STORY

SELLING POINTS Follow–up to New York Times bestseller F*ck, That’s Delicious and Stoned Beyond Belief

BY ACTION BRONSON

A no–holds–barred chronicle of bestselling author, rapper, and artist Action Bronson's struggles with weight and food addiction

Bronson is host of Viceland’s The Untitled Action Bronson Show and F*ck, That's Delicious An iconic figure in popular culture, Action has a loyal following of 1.6 million on Instagram

SPECIFICATIONS * 16 color photographs * 184 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL SELF-HELP, MUSIC, MEMOIR, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4478-5 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE F*ck, That's Delicious ISBN 978-1-4197-2655-2 US $27.50 CAN $36.50 UK £19.99

From the New York Times bestselling author, chef–turned–rapper, and host of Viceland’s F*ck, That’s Delicious and The Untitled Action Bronson Show, F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow is a brutally honest memoir about struggles with weight, food addiction, and the journey to self–acceptance. In his signature voice, Action Bronson shares all that he’s learned in the past decade to help you help yourself. This isn’t a road map to attaining a so–called perfect body. Instead, Bronson will share his journey to find confidence, keep the negative vibes at bay, stay sane, chill out, and not look in the mirror hoping to see anyone but yourself. F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow is not about losing weight—it’s about being and feeling excellent regardless of your size or shape. It’s about living f*cking healthy, period.

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Action Bronson is the powerhouse behind F*ck, That’s Delicious and Stoned Beyond Belief. He is the television host of Viceland’s F*ck, That’s Delicious and The Untitled Action Bronson Show. He lives in New York City. Rachel Wharton is a James Beard Award–winning food writer who lives in New York City.

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The Skinny Confidential’s Get the F*ck Out of the Sun ROUTINES, PRODUCTS, TIPS, AND INSIDER SECRETS FROM 100+ OF THE WORLD'S BEST SKINCARE GURUS BY LAURYN EVARTS BOSSTICK, FOREWORD BY DR. DENNIS GROSS

The in–your–face, go–to skincare guide from mega influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, founder of the Skinny Confidential brand with more than 1 million Instagram followers and a podcast network

SELLING POINTS Lauryn has close to one million followers on Instagram and her podcast has more than 51 million downloads Lauryn has collaborated with major brands including Nordstrom, TopShop, Free People, SHAPE, Nasty Gal, Elizabeth Arden, Skinnygirl, Benefit Cosmetics, Urban Decay, and bareMinerals, among many others In addition to her own knowledge and expertise, Lauryn also includes skin care habits and tips from influencers and experts from all over the world including Jessica Alba, Dr. Dennis Gross, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and Chriselle Lim

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color photographs * 256 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JUNE HEALTH, HOW-TO ISBN 978-1-4197-4787-8 The Skinny Confidential’s Stay the F*ck Out of the Sun is the practical, yet incredibly fun and accessible, preventative skincare bible by lifestyle guru Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, founder of the Skinny Confidential brand. A mega influencer, much like Aimee Song or Emily Schuman, her brand features a blog that gets over 3 million views per month, a podcast with over 51 million downloads, and Instagram feeds that have attracted close to one million followers. We all have our ever–growing list of skincare questions: What products are essential for a nightly routine? Will a jade roller actually take care of puffy eyes? Why is sunscreen so important and does it need to be applied every day? What oils and serums are best for certain skin types? Lauryn dives into all this and more with a voice reminiscent of an older sister who has a little more experience (and a lot more research) under her belt. From product and beauty tool recommendations to Lauryn’s personal experience with fillers, Botox, and cryotherapy, this authoritative and cheeky book is essential for a DIY generation that’s shaking up all of the old ideas about skin care and transforming the beauty industry.

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Lauryn Evarts Bosstick is an influencer and the creative director behind the Skinny Confidential. Her brand represents “the movers, the shakers, and the ones who, without a doubt, want to be the best damn versions of themselves.” The Skinny Confidential has been featured in SHAPE, Women’s Health, Huffington Post, SELF, and Who What Wear. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Tracey Cunningham’s True Color THE ESSENTIAL HAIR COLOR HANDBOOK BY TRACEY CUNNINGHAM

A photo–packed exploration of the world of hair color and a guide to making it work for you, as told by Hollywood’s most influential hair colorist

SELLING POINTS Expert author: Tracey is the go– to hair colorist in Hollywood, co– owner of the LA salon MèCHE, and a creative color consultant for Redken, and more than 3,500 cosmetology schools teach methods she developed Celebrity connections: Tracey's clients include Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Heidi Klum, and many, many more Social media star: Tracey has more than 335k highly engaged followers on Instagram, where she interacts with fans and aspiring colorists regularly High–profile contributors: The book will feature exclusive interviews and testimonials from A–listers including Bette Midler, Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and more

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 7 3/4" - 197mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY POP CULTURE, HOW-TO, PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-3811-1 US $29.99 CAN $38.99 UK £21.99

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CARTON QTY: 14 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-676-9

ALSO AVAILABLE Tracey Cunningham is the world’s most celebrated and in–demand hair colorist, and her work on Hollywood’s biggest celebrities and subsequent influence on the beauty industry are unparalleled. In this book, she traces the history of hair color and its global cultural influence and provides a practical manual for anyone looking to transform their hair into their perfect true color—or even try their hand at being a colorist themselves. Tracey will equip you with nutrition and lifestyle habits for healthy hair (the canvas for any good dye job), your essential pre–salon checklist, countless sources of hair color inspiration, and much more, taking you inside the mind of an expert colorist and sharing her own epic entrepreneurial journey in the process. With Tracey Cunningham’s True Color as your guide, you’ll never look at hair the same way—and never leave the salon anything but happy again. Tracey Cunningham is the undisputed leader in hair color today. She is the co–owner of MèCHE, the Los Angeles salon listed as a “Best Salon for Hair Color” by Allure, and trains hundreds of students every year on her techniques and patented hair processing formula as a global ambassador for Redken and Olaplex, respectively. Tracey’s work and expertise have been featured in publications including Vogue, the Hollywood Reporter, Marie Claire, Allure, and the New York Times. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Face Paint ISBN 978-1-4197-1796-3 US $29.95 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

ËxDrybar HSLELJy717963z Guide to Good Hair for All ISBN 978-1-4197-2106-9 US $24.95 CAN $29.95 UK £15.99

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A Table in Paris

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THE CAFÉS, BISTROS, AND BRASSERIES OF THE WORLD'S MOST ROMANTIC CITY BY JOHN DONOHUE

A visual exploration of the Paris dining scene, with stories, guides, and recommendations from everyday patrons and famous aficionados alike

Successful category: Books on Paris are perennially popular, and Abrams has had recent success with books like The New Paris and Paris in Bloom Both practical and beautiful: The book functions as a food guide for Paris visitors, incorporating restaurant recommendations and tips and tricks from prominent voices, as well as a gorgeous visual object for Francophiles Notable contributors: Dozens of locals, visitors, and experts in the areas of food and France have contributed to the book, including Ruth Reichl, Peter Kaminsky, Maira Kalman, Melissa Clark, Lauren Collins, Bill Buford, Lindsey Tramuta, Pamela Druckerman, Richard Linklater, and more

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB Paris is a city like no other, beloved by travelers the world over for its incomparable architecture, atmosphere, arts, and, of course, food. The restaurants of Paris are rich with history, culture, and flavor. Whether you're a frequent visitor to the City of Light with memories of your favorite meals or an armchair traveler dreaming of the cuisine you could discover there, A Table in Paris will take you on a delicious visual journey through the arrondissements that you'll never forget. In his signature loose and evocative style, artist John Donohue has rendered an incredible sampling of the iconic institutions, hidden gems, and everything in between that make the Paris dining scene one of a kind. Guided by recommendations from a breadth of locals, visitors, and experts, you’ll discover the places one must visit and the dishes one must sample in pursuit of the perfect Parisian meal. The book also offers space for your Paris dining bucket list, food memories or dreams from each arrondissement, and notes on the establishments featured. Restaurants hold a powerful place in our hearts, and A Table in Paris is a must–have for anyone with epicurean visions of Paris in theirs.

John Donohue is an artist and writer who lives in New York. His articles and cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Barron’s, and other publications. He’s the author of All the Restaurants in New York and the editor of Man With a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook For their Families, a bestselling anthology featuring contributions from Mark Bittman, Mark Kurlansky, Stephen King, and many others.

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PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & WINE, TRAVEL, GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4778-6 US $27.50 CAN $34.50 UK £20.99

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CARTON QTY: 16 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-295-4

ALSO AVAILABLE All the Restaurants in New York ISBN 978-1-4197-3445-8 US $27.50 CAN $34.50 UK £19.99

ËxNew HSLELJy734458z Parisienne ISBN 978-1-4197-4281-1 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK £21.99

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The Little Book of Big Corgi Butts OUTRAGEOUSLY CUTE ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE THE GREATEST BOOTY ON EARTH BY ZOEY ACOFF, ILLUSTRATED BY ALEXIS SEABROOK, FOREWORD BY STEPHEN KING

An illustrated and fully interactive activity book featuring the adorable, fluffy corgi bum

SELLING POINTS Corgis are the top dog of the cute animal world. New York Post named them the hottest dog of 2019, citing their ubiquity in viral memes and television, including The Crown, Queer Eye, and the soon–to–be–remade–for–Netflix cult favorite Cowboy Bebop Corgis are one of the top ten most popular breeds in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club Will feature a foreword from a famous corgi lover or corgi Cheerful, stress–relieving activities are in high demand, and the need for books that help manage everyday feelings of anxiety will only increase

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color and black-andwhite illustrations * 208 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 6 1/2" - 165mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH PETS, HUMOR, COLORING BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5360-2 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

What’s floofy, boopy, splooty, and driving people wild? Corgi butts. Corgis have been breaking the Internet with their heart–shaped bottoms and woeful glances since the dawn of online. Now, finally, The Little Book of Big Corgi Butts will be the first–ever illustrated ode to the world’s favorite dog booty. Part activity book, part homage, this book is a delightful dose of much– needed comfort and cuteness. The Little Book of Big Corgi Butts offers all the charming, escapist fun that anxious adults need today, as well as a stress–relieving, hands–on experience anyone can enjoy. With more than 100 activities and coloring pages, this fully interactive book offers Corgi Crosswords, how–tos for drawing derpy pups, amusing word searches, and more. Irresistibly adorable, The Little Book of Big Corgi Butts is primed to be the must–have gift book of the season for pet lovers and anyone who could use more smiles and soft tushies in their life.

Zoey Acoff has never seen a corgi butt she didn’t want to squeeze and is a firm believer that more corgi butts are the surest path to world peace.

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CARTON QTY: 24 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-297-8

ALSO AVAILABLE History of the World in Fifty Dogs ISBN 978-1-4197-4006-0 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £14.99

ËxI'mHSLELJy740060z Not OK, You're Not OK (Fillin Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-4046-6 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £13.99

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Style Therapy

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30 DAYS TO YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE BY LAUREN MESSIAH

Reach your peak personal style in 30 days with this unique, interactive guide to dressing for the life you want to live

Provides a 30–day action plan for clearing out your closet, defining your style, and pulling together outfits that support your daily life and goals Lauren Messiah has built her business as a virtual personal stylist and coach via her online classes and social media platforms on YouTube (80,000 subscribers), Instagram (51,000 followers), Facebook (122,000 followers), and her newsletter (50,000 subscribers) Everyone who purchases the book will be offered a free online styling class, a perk Messiah will promote through her extensive network of stylists and friends

SPECIFICATIONS * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL SELF-HELP, FASHION, CREATIVITY, GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4546-1 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £17.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Aimee Song: World of Style ISBN 978-1-4197-3336-9 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £18.99

Personal styling and life coaching come together in The Style Solution, an action–filled guide to curating a closet that supports your goals and takes the stress out of getting dressed. Authored by Lauren Messiah, a Hollywood stylist– turned–entrepreneur who has built two successful online businesses, The Style Solution surpasses all other wardrobe planning books by helping you identify and clear the roadblocks that hold you back from putting the best (and best– dressed) version of yourself out into the world. Lauren breaks down the process of defining and building your style into a week–by–week plan that you can complete in 30 days or follow at your own pace. Throughout, the book offers advice based on Lauren’s experiences working with hundreds of women, and provides writing prompts and space for reflecting on your own style journey. Maybe your closet is jammed with items that don’t serve you. Maybe you’ve tossed out everything that doesn’t “spark joy” but aren’t sure how to rebuild from here. Maybe you are going through a life transition, have big career aspirations, and are seeking the look that will take you to the next level. The Style Solution is your 30–day action plan to address all of the above. Much more than a bound book of worksheets, this guide features the author’s honest and encouraging voice throughout and breaks down the process into manageable steps.

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Lauren Messiah is a Los Angeles–based personal stylist, style expert, educator, and digital influencer who has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Vogue, Glamour, and Women’s Wear Daily.

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How to Build a Goddamn Empire ADVICE ON CREATING YOUR BRAND WITH HIGH-TECH SMARTS, ELBOW GREASE, INFINITE HUSTLE, AND A WHOLE LOTTA HEART BY ALI KRIEGSMAN

The inspiring story of how two female entrepreneurs turned a newsletter called Bulletin into a venture–backed, feminist–forward, industry–disrupting brand

SELLING POINTS Bulletin boasts an Instagram following of more than 75,000 Follows in the footsteps of category bestsellers like In the Company of Women, #Girlboss, and You Are a Badass, offering unique perspectives from a diverse group of businesswomen Features interviews and advice from the women behind some of Bulletin’s favorite in–store brands, including the founders of Ash + Chess, Made Au Gold, and Unbound Babes Kriegsman and cofounder Alana Branston will use every resource at their disposal to help promote the book, including active promotions of the publication in their newsletter (35,000 subscribers)

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color design * 288 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL BUSINESS, SELF-HELP, CREATIVITY ISBN 978-1-4197-4290-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 Filled with heart and humor, How to Build a Goddamn Empire shares the real–world, hard–earned business wisdom of one female entrepreneur who transformed an idea into a massive, category–disrupting national brand. As a first–time and inexperienced founder, Ali Kriegsman felt like she couldn’t relate to the glossy, glamorous entrepreneurs crowding her Instagram feed. In reality, Kriegsman thought, building something from nothing is a constant, dirty fight with your imposter syndrome and the intense fear that if things don’t work out, you’ll be a laughingstock. While in the thick of scaling her business and making a stressful pivot, Kriegsman decided to write about her experience. With chapters ranging from “The Business You Start Isn’t the Business You’ll Run” to “Grow Slow, More Dough,” Ali Kriegsman demystifies the world of entrepreneurship in real time, from the trenches. She also features words of wisdom from some of her fellow female founders who have built successful companies of radically different stages and sizes. By using the questions she’s most frequently asked as her guideposts, Kriegsman offers candid insights into the nuts and bolts of building a brand from scratch— discussing early failures, picking the right cofounder, securing press, finding funding—to give women the tools that will help take their ideas to the next level.

ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-809-1

ALSO AVAILABLE Getting There ISBN 978-1-4197-1570-9 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK £17.99

ËxPretty HSLELJy715709z Good Advice ISBN 978-1-4197-4214-9 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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Ali Kriegsman is the co–founder and COO of Bulletin, a B2B wholesale marketplace where retailers go to discover, shop, and support the best brands on the planet. A recipient of Forbes 30 Under 30 and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Ali has helped thousands of brands expand their distribution and sell in stores all around the country. She is a salesperson, self–taught publicist, marketer, and growth strategist and has experience scaling both bootstrapped and venture–backed businesses. This is her first book.

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Buchanan-Smith’s Axe Handbook KNOWING, BUYING, USING, HANGING, RESTORING & ADORNING BY PETER BUCHANAN-SMITH

A must–have compendium for the axe–wielding adventurer by one of the industry’s leading tastemakers

SELLING POINTS Perfect for every maker, explorer, tinkerer, and curiosity–seeker out there Written by the founder of Best Made, one of today’s leading voices in both the outdoors and design industries Follows in the footsteps of category bestsellers such as Norwegian Wood and the Fifty Places series

SPECIFICATIONS * 240 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY REFERENCE, NATURE, CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4767-0 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 16 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-011-0

ALSO AVAILABLE Norwegian Wood ISBN 978-1-4197-1798-7 US $24.95 CAN $31.95

Buchanan–Smith’s Axe Handbook is a trusted resource for anyone looking to reconnect with handcraft and the outdoors. Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated, this handbook will inspire readers to rediscover the great outdoors. Peter Buchanan–Smith founded Best Made Co. in 2009 because he loved making things with his hands and wanted to start a company that would not only celebrate the inherent beauty of timeless, utilitarian tools, but would also inspire people to get out from behind their screens and experience the natural world. From the basics and fundamentals of handling and owning an axe to the details on how to find the right axe to everything a reader must know about use and maintenance, this stylish, informative axe guide is ideal for anyone interested in the outdoors.

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Peter Buchanan–Smith built a successful career as a designer, writer, and entrepreneur before founding Best Made Co. in 2009. He has been an art director at the New York Times, the author of several books, and a creative collaborator with Isaac Mizrahi, Maira Kalman, Wilco, and David Byrne. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Reading Is Magic

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A BOOK LOG FOR FAMILIES FOREWORD BY EMMA STRAUB

A family keepsake journal for parents and children to record the magic of reading together

Emma Straub is a New York Times–bestselling author, owner of the popular Books Are Magic bookstore Reading together is a cherished experience for parents and children, and this journal is the first book log for families to enjoy together This journal contains thematic recommended reading lists that have been curated by independent booksellers

SPECIFICATIONS * 128 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 8 3/4" - 222mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL GUIDED JOURNAL, FAMILY, LITERARY COLLECTIONS, GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4140-1 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £13.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 ALSO AVAILABLE Read Harder (A Reading Log) ISBN 978-1-4197-3255-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Reading Is Magic is a guided journal in which families can capture that magical period when parents and children read together. It begins with a foreword by bestselling author and independent bookstore owner Emma Straub and contains recommended reading lists, entry pages for logging each book as you read it, and superlative pages for noting a child’s favorite authors, illustrators, and characters. There are also entry pages where parents can reminisce about their own childhood reading memories. A wonderful gift to give at a baby shower or for any special occasion (along with a few books, of course!), Reading Is Magic is a unique way for parents to record memories with their children. Emma Straub is the New York Times–bestselling author of the novels Modern Lovers and The Vacationers. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Vogue, New York magazine, Tin House, the New York Times,Good Housekeeping, and the Paris Review Daily. Straub lives with her husband and two sons in Brooklyn, where she owns and runs the independent bookstore Books Are Magic.

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ËxBook HSLELJy732553z Marks (Guided Journal) ISBN 978-1-4197-4357-3 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £13.99

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Sparkling Wine Anytime THE BEST BOTTLES TO POP FOR EVERY OCCASION BY KATHERINE COLE

A vibrantly illustrated, authoritative guide to sparkling wine from James Beard Award winner Katherine Cole in the follow–up to her popular Rosé All Day

SELLING POINTS Following the same charming format as Rosé All Day, this book (plus a bottle of bubbly) is the perfect host or Mother’s Day gift Cole has tapped the who’s who of the wine world to contribute to the book, including Peter Liem, Kermit Lynch, Marissa A. Ross, and Kim Marcus, who are all on board to promote the book Sparkling wine will never go out of style, but it is really on trend at the moment as sales of bubbly have grown more than any category of wine worldwide, and affordable styles like Pét–Nat have become increasingly popular

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color illustrations * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-4755-7 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Sparkling Wine Anytime introduces readers to every style of sparkling wine, from Champagne and Prosecco to Cava, Lambrusco, Pét–Nat, and more. Wine expert Katherine Cole digs deep into sparkling wine’s compelling history, role in culture today, and the unique process by which it is made, explicating the most complicated concepts with light, bubbly prose. Organized by region, this comprehensive guide includes producer profiles, tasting notes, cocktail recipes, food pairings, and bottle recommendations for any budget. Filled with playful illustrations and infographics, Sparkling Wine Anytime is an effervescent exploration of all things sparkling.

ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-178-0

ALSO AVAILABLE Rosé All Day ISBN 978-1-4197-2410-7 US $24.95 CAN $29.95 UK £14.99

Ëx99HSLELJy724107z Bottles ISBN 978-1-4197-3457-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £18.99

Katherine Cole is the author of four books on wine, most recently the popular Rosé All Day. She works as communications director at Vin Agency, a creative firm serving boutique wineries, and is the host of the IACP and James Beard Award–winning podcast The Four Top.

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Birds of Instagram EXTRAORDINARY IMAGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD EDITED BY DAVID ALLEN SIBLEY AND CHRIS GATCUM

A selection of the finest bird photography from around the world, presented by renowned ornithologist David Allen Sibley and sourced from the Instagram community

SELLING POINTS Expert, eminent author: Sibley is the name in ornithology and highly respected among serious birders and casual bird fans, which lends the book authority and will help it get widespread coverage Both aspirational and practical: Perfect for the full spectrum of book buyers with beautiful visuals for casual fans and informative technical details for photographers Appealing to a new generation of birders: Gen Z and millennials are using apps and social media to share and seek out bird information in a new way, and this book speaks to this untapped market in their own language A persistent trend: The bird– book craze continues with everything from serious reading books to humorous gift books

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL NATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-5170-7 We love birds, but they can be tricky to photograph. Enter the expert avian photographers of Instagram who are uploading astounding captures of beauty and wit to be viewed on your phone screen. Posting from all corners of the globe, this new generation of image–makers has raised the bar and then some with their technically brilliant, characterful portraits. But on small screens, a good many subtle features are hard to take in. This book showcases Instagram’s gorgeous bird photography in breathtaking detail, alongside text from renowned ornithologist David Allen Sibley. The images are featured with anecdotes and technical details, always with name, location, and of course, Instagram account, for further bird joy, providing insight and guidance to bird enthusiasts and aspiring photographers alike.

US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 16 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-356-2

David Allen Sibley is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including the New York Times bestseller The Sibley Guide to Birds. He has contributed art and articles to Smithsonian, Science, the Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, and North American Birds, and written and illustrated a syndicated column for the New York Times. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Chris Gatcum has been involved in photography for more than two decades as a photographer, journalist, and author. He also worked as a technical writer for the United Kingdom’s longest–standing photography magazine, Amateur Photographer. His books include Camera Creative, Light & Shoot: 50 Fashion Photos, and Landscape Photography: The Four Seasons.

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Stay Inspired

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FINDING MOTIVATION FOR YOUR CREATIVE WORK BY BRANDON STOSUY

An interactive guide to staying creatively curious in your own life, curated by Brandon Stosuy (cofounder of The Creative Independent), with quotes and advice from artists across disciplines

Follows in the footsteps of bestsellers like Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist series, and Adam J. Kurtz’s recent Things Are What You Make of Them This book’s approach sets itself apart by including diverse voices across disciplines and generations. It will appeal not just to makers, but also to anyone who’s interested in what it means to live a creative life and look at the world through the lens of an artist Brandon Stosuy has 26,300 followers on Twitter and will also leverage the Creative Independent platform (35,000 Instagram followers, 19,000 on Twitter, and 25,000 newsletter subscribers)

SPECIFICATIONS * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 3/4" - 146mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MAY CREATIVITY, GUIDED JOURNAL, INSPIRATION, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES ISBN 978-1-4197-4652-9 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Make Time for Creativity ISBN 978-1-4197-4653-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

The second in a series of three interactive guides dedicated to the practical and emotional sides of living a creative life, Stay Inspired explores how to grow an idea into a project and how to keep the spark of creativity present in your daily life. This guide poses a series of questions on themes of tapping into your own story and circumstances of inspiration, identifying your influences, finding inspiring communities, and initiating partnerships and collaborations. Working artists from all walks of life—musicians, authors, filmmakers, dancers, designers, and visual artists—offer their responses to the questions posed throughout the book, providing an inspirational framework for discovering new ideas, channeling your influences, and making work in conversation with others. Author Brandon Stosuy is the cofounder and editor in chief of The Creative Independent, a growing resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people. Each day, the site posts an interview about the creative process with high–profile and emerging artists. To date, Brian and his team have done more than 700 interviews, with artists such as Björk, Darcie Wilder, Ocean Vuong, Eileen Myles, Roxane Gay, Melissa Broader, Philip Glass, Stevie Nicks, Sufjan Stevens, Mitski, and more. In Stay Inspired, Stosuy taps into this incredible network of talent to provide diverse (and diverging) perspectives on how creativity can be inspired and channeled into your independent work, collaborations, and communities.

ËxMake HSLELJy746536z Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook) ISBN 978-1-4197-4143-2 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £16.99

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Brandon Stosuy is the cofounder and editor in chief at The Creative Independent, the cofounder of the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson, NY, the cofounder of Zone 6 Artist Management and Gallery, and has been a music curator at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and at MoMA PS1 in New York City. He is also the author of two children’s books: Music Is and We Are Music.

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Small Doses

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POTENT TRUTHS FOR EVERYDAY USE BY AMANDA SEALES

The paperback edition of Amanda Seales's wildly popular collection of sharp essays, poignant life advice, and no–holds–barred pearls of wisdom

Author platform: Seales has a strong social media following (1.6 million Instagram followers; 194,000 on Twitter). In addition to starring in HBO's Insecure, she's been a host on numerous shows, including NBC's comedy game show Bring the Funny, daytime talk show The Real, and the 2020 BET Awards. She is the creator of the live show Smart, Funny, and Black and currently hosts a podcast called Small Doses Strong voice: Seales has been widely praised for her funny and original comic voice, with sites like Huffington Post, The Root, and Fast Company citing her ability to explain politically charged subjects in succinct, intelligent, and hilarious ways Successful category: The success of Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Phoebe Robinson’s You Can't Touch My Hair prove that book–buying audiences are eager to support smart, funny, and personal books written by black female comedians

SPECIFICATIONS * 30 illustrations; 10 fullcolor photos * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

Comedian, writer, actress, and social media star Amanda Seales is a force of nature who has fearlessly and passionately charted her own course through life and career. Now, in her one–of–a–kind voice that blends academic intellectualism, Black American colloquialisms, and pop culture fanaticism, she’s bringing her life’s lessons and laughs to the page. This volume of essays, axioms, original illustrations, and photos provides Seales’s trademark “self–help from the hip” style of commentary, fueled by ideology formed from her own victories, struggles, research, mistakes, risks, and pay–offs. Unapologetic, fiercely funny, and searingly honest, Small Doses engages, empowers, and enlightens readers on how to find their truths while still finding the funny! Amanda Seales is a comedian and creative visionary. You know her as “Tiffany DuBois” on HBO’s Insecure and from her debut stand–up special I Be Knowin’. She is a former cohost on the daytime talk show The Real, the host of NBCs Bring the Funny, and she hosted the groundbreaking 2020 BET Awards. The creator/host of the hit live, and now virtual, music/comedy game show, Smart Funny & Black, Amanda speaks truth to change via her wildly popular Instagram and her weekly podcast also titled Small Doses. She recently launched her membership community app, “SFB Society!” A Jedi Khaleesi with a patronus that’s a Black Panther with wings, she keeps audiences laughing, thinking, and living in their truth!

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CARTON QTY: 20 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-494-9

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From Jesus Now! • Curated by Laetitia Barbier


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Jesus Now

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ART + POP CULTURE CURATED BY LAETITIA BARBIER

A fascinating panorama of the faces of Jesus today

Features the biggest names in contemporary art: David LaChapelle, Cindy Sherman, John Currin, Kehinde Wiley, Marc Ryden, and many more Religious leader or pop culture icon, Jesus is an evergreen subject

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 288 pages * WIDTH: 6 4/5" - 170mm * HEIGHT: 9 4/5" - 240mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH ART ISBN 978-2-37495-006-8 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Jesus Now! presents, for the first time, a showcase of the figure of Christ in contemporary art, graphic design, advertising, and pop culture. Featuring the work of more than 80 artists from around the world, including Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre et Gilles, Nina Chanel, Mark Ryden, and Alex Grey, Jesus Now! shows how the Christ figure continues to inspire the artists of today. In trendy galleries, on the walls of major cities, as a superhero or manga character, in Hollywood blockbusters or in satirical TV cartoons, Jesus is not only a guide for believers but also has become, as this book reveals, an icon of modern pop culture. This art anthology also showcases how today's artists have developed new iconographies that break with the image of the White Messiah to favor depicting Jesus in a more historically accurate way or in ways more reflective of themselves: Black Jesus, Maori Jesus, Native American Jesus. Born in France, Laetitia Barbier is an independent scholar and art historian who resides in Brooklyn. Cofounder of Morbid Anatomy, she has contributed to many books, including Death: A Graveside Companion.

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Best Friends Forever THE GREATEST COLLECTION OF TAXIDERMY DOGS ON EARTH BY J.D. POWE, PHOTOGRAPHY BY ZACH ISHMAEL

Discover the strange and disturbingly beautiful world of taxidermy through a unique collection of stuffed dogs, bringing a new sense to what it means to be man’s best friend, forever

SELLING POINTS Taxidermy—including "bad" taxidermy—is a popular and intriguing theme: @craptaxidermy has over 78,000 Instagram followers Filled with stunning photos by animal lover Peter Samuels, whose work has been featured in advertisements for dog and cat products, this book will make you laugh . . . and wince Photographer Peter Samuels has 15,600 Instagram followers @petersamuels

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color photographs * 144 pages * WIDTH: 7 5/8" - 194mm * HEIGHT: 5 5/8" - 142mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JUNE HUMOR ISBN 978-2-37495-082-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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Marble eyes and satin bows, furry paws on velvet pillows—explore the whimsical world of Victorian pet taxidermy through the extraordinary collection of J.D Powe in Best Friends Forever. Once much loved, these furry friends were immortalized, outliving their owners, and are now symbols of love, grief, and our complex relationship with the animal kingdom. Discover hundreds of dogs—and a few cats––from the past, now preserved as cherished reminders of lost furry friends in this large and colorful compilation of exquisite photographs by Peter Samuels that bring life back to these familiar friends!

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J.D. Powe, a graduate of Harvard University, has had a life–long fascination with evolutionary biology and natural history that has led to an extensive private collection of antique taxidermy. Most recently, Powe was invited to curate the taxidermy exhibit at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. Peter Samuels is a San Francisco–based photographer whose work features stoic and surreal animal portraits that can be found online and in retail stores including Restoration Hardware.

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My Anatomy Book

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BY NICOLE ANGEMI

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

The first book from Instagram celebrity Nicole Angemi, whose account, @mrs_angemi, is followed by two million avid fans A new take on the anatomy book, a perennial popular genre in bookstores Affordable price point and cute design make this book an ideal gift

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

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From “A is for Abdomen” to “W is for Wrist,” Nicole Angemi’s My Anatomy Book offers a unique anatomy manual, accessible to all, serious without taking itself too seriously. This unique guide offers a description of many pathologies, rare and common, that worry, fascinate, or damage the bodies of people around the world, even in the age of modern medicine. Each case is accompanied by an illustration by Kelly Durette specially commissioned for this book.

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Nicole Angemi rose to fame as a “death assistant,” working as a coroner. She embraced the Latin phrase mortui vivos docent, meaning the dead teach the living, and began to post about her daily life surrounded by dissected bodies. Followed by almost two million fans, and many celebrities, she now dedicates herself full time to her anatomy lessons on Instagram. Kelly Durette is an illustrator living in Toronto.

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I Love to Hate Fashion REAL QUOTES AND WHISPERS BEHIND THE RUNWAY BY LOÏC PRIGENT

Called “the funniest book on fashion ever written” by Vogue, here is the hilarious chronicle of life behind the runway

SELLING POINTS This French bestseller has already been translated in 10 countries and will be released in time for New York Fashion Week, where many of Prigent’s 500,000 followers will be in attendance including his famous fashion friends Vogue called it “the funniest book on fashion ever written”

SPECIFICATIONS * 152 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL HUMOR, FASHION ISBN 978-2-37495-085-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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For years, French journalist and documentarian Loïc Prigent has been tweeting the funny interactions, cruel criticisms, and absurd exclamations overheard during Fashion Week. Snarky statements on fashion mixed with absurdist poetry, the original French edition of Prigent’s book has been celebrated by thousands of fans. For the first time, discover the backstage world of the models, designers, and rich clients as hilariously overheard and rendered in hundreds of quotes.

Loïc Prigent is a director and writer who has directed dozens of documentaries about fashion, The Parisienne, Le testament d’Alexander McQueen, and Les dessins de Saint Laurent.

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Save It for Later PROMISES, PARENTHOOD, AND THE URGENCY OF PROTEST WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY NATE POWELL

From Nate Powell, the National Book Award–winning artist of March, a collection of graphic nonfiction essays about living in a new era of necessary protest

SELLING POINTS National Book Award–winning cartoonist: Nate Powell is the artist of the graphic novel trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Powell is the first–ever graphic novelist to win the National Book Award Graphic memoir: Graphic novel memoirs have become mainstream with books like Fun Home, Stitches, and Relish, as well as our own The Best We Could Do Good trouble: Fits in well Abrams’ other books on protest and civic action and offers great possibility for cross–promotion with titles like Drawing the Vote and Why I March Great timing: Coming out after the 2020 election will make this book a great lens for examining the political changes of the last four years

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 160 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL GRAPHIC NOVELS, MEMOIR, POLITICAL SCIENCE In this anthology of seven comics essays, author and graphic novelist Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls “necessary protest.” Save It for Later is Powell’s reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time while drawing the award–winning trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, this generation’s preeminent historical account of nonviolent revolution in the civil rights movement. Powell highlights the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large. Each essay tracks Powell’s journey from the night of the election—promising his four–year–old daughter that Trump will never win, to the reality of the Republican presidency, protesting the administration’s policies, and navigating the complications of teaching his children how to raise their own voices in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous and more and more polarized. The seventh essay will contextualize the myriad events of 2020 with the previous four years —from the COVID–19 pandemic to global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder to the 2020 presidential election itself—highlighting both the consistencies and inversions of widely shared experiences and observations amidst a massive social upheaval. As Powell moves between subjective and objective experiences raising his children—depicted in their childhood innocence as imaginary anthropomorphic animals—he reveals the electrifying sense of trust and connection with neighbors and strangers in protest. He also explores how to equip young people with tools to best make their own noise as they grow up and help shape the direction and future of this country.

ISBN 978-1-4197-4912-4 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Nate Powell is a National Book Award–winning cartoonist whose work includes civil rights icon John Lewis’s historic March trilogy, Come Again, Two Dead, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, and The Silence of Our Friends. Powell has also received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Comic–Con International Inkpot Award, two Ignatz Awards, and the Walter Dean Myers Award. He has discussed his work at the United Nations, on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, PBS, CNN, and Free Speech TV. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Flash Forward

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AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO POSSIBLE (AND NOT SO POSSIBLE) TOMORROWS BY ROSE EVELETH, CONTRIBUTIONS BY SOPHIE GOLDSTEIN & MATT LUBCHANSKY

An exploration of potential tomorrows from the host of the massively popular and critically acclaimed podcast Flash Forward

Featured comic artists include John Jennings, Sophia Foster– Dimino, Julia Gfrörer, Chris Jones, Maki Naro, Amelia Onorato, and Kate Sheridan One–of–a–kind, vibrantly designed package that presents both original comics and thought–provoking essays Flash Forward was named one of the best podcasts by WIRED, Apple Podcasts, and Indiewire, and was named in New York magazine’s “100–Podcast Syllabus” Flash Forward has a devoted and active following and has been downloaded more than nine million times. Thirty–four percent of that following are international listeners, with fans in Canada, the United Kingdon, Australia, and more.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color Illustrations throughout * 272 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH COMIC ART, FANTASY, SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-4547-8 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 16 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-293-0 Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (And Not So Possible) Tomorrows takes readers on a journey from speculative fiction to speculative “fact.” Producer and host of the podcast Flash Forward, Rose Eveleth poses provocative questions about our future, which are brought to life by 12 of the most imaginative comics and graphic artists at work, including Matt Lubchanksy, Sophie Goldstein, Ben Passmore, and Box Brown. Each artist chooses a subject close to their heart—Lambda Literary Award nominee Blue Delliquanti, for instance, will imagine a future in which gender is irrelevant—and presents their chosen future in their own style. Drawing on her interviews with experts in various fields of study, Eveleth will then report on what is complete fantasy and what is only just out of reach in insightful essays following the comics. This book introduces compelling visions of the future and vividly explores the human consequences of developing technologies. Flash Forward reveals how complicated, messy, incredible, frightening, and strange our future might be.

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Rose Eveleth is a producer, host, reporter, and writer. She is the producer and host of the hit podcast Flash Forward and is a producer of ESPN's award–winning 30 for 30 podcast. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times, Scientific American, and the Best American Science Writing anthology.

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Hardears

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CREATED BY MATTHEW CLARKE AND NIGEL LYNCH

Barbadian folklore meets superheroes in this Afro–Caribbean fantasy adventure story

Appeals to new audiences: A huge opportunity to target the Afro–Caribbean population in the United States and abroad. More than 3 million people of Afro– Caribbean descent in North America alone, Brooklyn’s own West Indian parade attracts 1 to 3 million visitors annually. Expands the Megascope brand: Clarke and Lynch will be the first international creators on the Megascope list Breathtaking art: Clarke and Lynch will transport readers to Barbados with their original and stunning visual language

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 208 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL GRAPHIC NOVELS, FANTASY, FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5192-9 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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

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Matthew Clarke is a creative director, illustrator, graphic designer, comics writer, and sequential artist based in Barbados. He has worked in the advertising industry in Barbados for a decade and has extensive experience in publication design, art direction, and brand identity. He is a primary creator and principal with the independent comics collective Beyond Publishing. Nigel Lynch is a Barbadian writer and one of the founding members of Beyond Publishing. For the past eight years, he has created numerous comics and graphic novels, including Shades of Grey: Life and Death in Paradise, and co–written many comics in the company’s canon. Lynch has garnered awards for his work, including an ADDY and an American Advertising Award. Cathy Thomas works on African American and Caribbean literature and is a comic arts scholar. Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California at Riverside, Cathy Thomas has also studied and taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Black Star

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BY ERIC ANTHONY GLOVER; ART BY ARIELLE JOVELLANOS

Stranded on an alien planet, two astronauts must battle deadly elements and each other to recover a reserve shuttle built for one

Exciting new creators: Debut creators Eric Anthony Glover and Arielle Jovellanos have crafted a gripping science fiction thriller Growing the Megascope list: The lead title on Abrams’ second Megascope list, Black Star embodies the imprint’s mission to publish new voices in the speculative fiction genre Science–fiction popularity: A visually driven space thriller that will appeal to fans of Arrival, On a Sunbeam, and Annihilation

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/4" - 159mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4228-6 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £18.99

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Black Star is a debut graphic novel by Eric Anthony Glover and illustrated by Arielle Jovellanos. In the future, interstellar travel is a life–threatening gamble. However, in order to retrieve samples of an alien flower that may hold the key to saving countless lives, Harper North and her crew of scientists must journey to Eleos, a dangerous planet in deep space. But as they approach Eleos, their ship is caught in an asteroid storm and as it hurtles towards the surface, its reserve shuttle detaches, landing over 100 kilometers away. When the rest of the crew perishes in the burning wreckage of the ship, North races towards the rescue shuttle built for one, hoping to fulfill their mission and survive. But North isn’t alone: The team’s wilderness expert is still alive and hell–bent on hunting North down and claiming the shuttle for herself. Now, North has no choice but to reach the shuttle first—and fast. The fuel is leaking. Her GPS battery is dying. And the planet’s deadly seasonal change is coming. As she battles the flora and fauna and tries to elude her ruthless former crew mate, North will find the cost of survival is dear . . . Will she be willing to pay that price? Eric Anthony Glover studied screenwriting at Sarah Lawrence College and studied feature and television writing as a 2016 Final Draft Big Break Fellow in Burbank, California. Glover is committed to writing about underrepresented groups and hopes to make the world a better place with this work. Arielle Jovellanos is a New York–based freelance illustrator, writer, and comic artist. Her work has been featured in the Eisner and Harvey–nominated anthology Fresh Romance and in magazines, comics, books, and branded social media campaigns. Recently, Jovellanos illustrated the book Fierce Heroines: Inspiring Female Characters of Pop Culture for Running Press Kids.

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Across the Tracks REMEMBERING GREENWOOD, BLACK WALL STREET, AND THE TULSA RACE MASSACRE BY ALVERNE BALL, ILLUSTRATED BY STACEY ROBINSON, ESSAY BY RENALDO ANDERSON AND COLLETTE YELLOW ROBE

One hundred years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, Across the Tracks is a celebration and memorial of Greenwood, Oklahoma

SELLING POINTS Acclaimed creators: Alverne Ball has been writing comics for over 20 years, and Stacey Robinson has illustrated the notable graphic novel I Am Alphonso Jones Charitable donation: A percentage of the book’s profits will be donated to Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma Extensive back matter: Includes a timeline, essay, and historical images, along with a detailed bibliography and sources

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/4" - 235mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY COMICS, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5517-0 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £10.99

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In Across the Tracks: Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre, author Alverne Ball and illustrator Stacey Robinson have crafted a love letter to Greenwood, Oklahoma. Also known as Black Wall Street, Greenwood was a community whose importance is often overshadowed by the massacre that took place one hundred years ago. Across the Tracks introduces the reader to the businesses and townsfolk who flourished in this unprecedented time of prosperity for Black Americans. We learn about Greenwood and why it is essential to remember the achievements of the community as well as the tragedy which nearly erased it. On May 31, 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood neighborhood in retaliation when a Black shoe shiner was falsely accused of assaulting a white woman. A mob of white residents, many of whom were citizens deputized and armed by city officials, devastated the community, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. The area was then bombed by privately owned aircraft to prevent a “negro uprising.” Ball also recounts the eventual recovery of Greenwood and its significance in the ongoing conversation about racial justice. With additional supplementary materials including a preface, timeline, extensive back matter, and an illustrated historical essay, Across the Tracks offers an examination of the rise, fall, and rebirth of Black Wall Street. This book is singular in its examination of the massacre, providing context of the vibrant community that refused be obliterated by hatred.

Alverne Ball has an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago. In 2009, he became the recipient of the first–ever Luminarts graphic novel writing award. Ball is the author of the crime thriller Only the Holy Remain, and lives in Los Angeles, California. Stacey Robinson is an Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. As part of the collaborative team “Black Kirby” with artist John Jennings, Stacey creates graphic novels, gallery exhibitions, lectures, and workshops that use world–building strategies to imagine new worlds inspired by Design, Hip–Hop, the Arts and Sciences, and diasporic African belief systems.

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Magic: The Gathering: Planes of the Multiverse A VISUAL HISTORY BY JAY ANNELLI

An official visual guide to the fantastical worlds and legendary characters of Magic: The Gathering

SELLING POINTS The third book in Abrams ComicArts’ fully authorized Magic: The Gathering series, published in the same format and trim size as Legends and Rise of the Gatewatch Magic: The Gathering is Hasbro’s #1 gaming brand, with 20 million global fans and four million regular viewers for competitive play coverage Features the artwork of dozens of industry–leading sci–fi/fantasy artists and illustrators

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/8" - 181mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JULY ENTERTAINMENT, ART, POP CULTURE, FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-5154-7 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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The various realms of Magic: The Gathering’s storied Multiverse have served as host to countless epic battles and dramatic cataclysms—and each plane is richly and uniquely populated with its own fantastical creatures, iconic characters, and legendary Planeswalkers. In Magic: The Gathering: Planes of the Multiverse, author Jay Annelli presents a visual guide to the history behind lore–defining events from the Phyrexian Invasion to the War of the Spark, as well as character profiles for Karn, Narset, Vraska, Sorin Markov, and other fan–favorite Planeswalkers. Planes of the Multiverse pairs original artwork—in many instances reproduced for the first time outside of the card frame—with detailed primers on each plane. This collection offers exclusive insight into the art and mythology of some of Magic: The Gathering’s most popular and enduring locales—and the characters that inhabit them.

Jay Annelli is a Vorthos (lore) writer, consultant for Wizards of the Coast, and co–host of The Vorthos Cast. He lives in Baltimore.

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The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book BY ALEX ROSS AND MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT

A deluxe collection of Marvel Comics super hero posters from renowned comics artist Alex Ross

SELLING POINTS Preeminent creator: Alex Ross is one the world’s most respected comics artists; he has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter, 575,000 followers on Instagram, and 240,000 likes on Facebook Bonus content: Includes a four– page gatefold of the Marvel mural, text and commentary from Alex Ross, and never–before– seen preliminary sketches Mighty brand: Marvel Comics, having celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020, is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide

SPECIFICATIONS * 35 full-color removeable posters and a 4-page gatefold poster * 80 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 16" - 406mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL From Angel to Wolverine, all your favorite Marvel Comics super heroes are featured in this exclusive collection of painted portraits by Alex Ross—one of most respected and influential artists working in comics. This first–ever collection of these iconic images includes 35 ready–to–frame, removeable art prints—perfect for longtime Marvel fans and those just discovering these classic heroes for the first time—as well as commentary by Ross, preliminary sketches, and a bonus four–page gatefold of the portraits, assembled into a mural that was commissioned for Marvel’s New York City offices. These heroic posters showcase the Marvel super heroes as you’ve never seen them before—as realistic as any on the silver screen—painted in the award–winning, breathtaking style that made Alex Ross famous.

Alex Ross studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, then honed his craft as a storyboard artist before entering the field of comics in 1993 with his groundbreaking miniseries Marvels, which created a wider acceptance for painted comics. In 1996 he produced the equally successful Kingdom Come for DC Comics, and followed those up with an extensive series of work including magazine and album covers, as well as a poster for the Academy Awards. Ross has also been the subject of two award–winning monographs written and designed by Chip Kidd–Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross and Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. © 2020 MARVEL

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The Incredible Nellie Bly JOURNALIST, INVESTIGATOR, FEMINIST, AND PHILANTHROPIST BY LUCIANA CIMINO, ILLUSTRATED BY SERGIO ALGOZZINO

A visual biography of the groundbreaking investigative journalist

SELLING POINTS Historical significance: Nellie Bly is a popular and exciting figure in women’s history for her feats of investigative journalism and her defiance of societal expectations at the turn of the 20th century Stunning art: Nellie Bly’s story is beautifully illustrated by Sergio Algozzino, a comics veteran who brings the fashions and style of the late 1800s alive through his use of color and texture Preface by noted journalist: David Randall is a notable British journalist and author whose preface adds excellent and detailed historical context to the story

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH GRAPHIC NOVELS, WOMEN'S HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-5017-5 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Born in 1864, Nellie Bly was a woman who did not allow herself to be defined by the time she lived in, she rewrote the narrative and made her own way. Luciana Cimino’s meticulously researched graphic–novel biography tells Bly’s story through Miriam, a fictionalized female student at the Columbia School of Journalism in 1921. While interviewing the famous journalist, Miriam learns not only about Bly's more sensational adventures, but also about her focus on self– reliance from an early age, the scathing letter to the editor that jump–started her career as a newspaper columnist, and her dedication to the empowerment of women. Of course Bly’s most well–known exploits are also covered—how she pretended to be mad in order to get institutionalized so she could carry out an undercover investigation in an insane asylum, and Bly's greatest feat of all, her journey around the world in 72 days—alone—which was unthinkable for a woman in the late 19th century. As Miriam learns more of Bly's story, she realizes that the most important stories are necessarily the ones with the most dramatic headlines, but the ones that, in Nellie’s words, “come from a deep feeling.” This beautifully executed graphic novel paints a portrait of a woman who defied societal expectations—not only with her investigative journalism, but with her keen mind for industry, and her original inventions. Luciana Cimino is a professional journalist. She worked for 10 years at the historical Italian newspaper L'Unità, where she wrote about politics and news about social issues, poverty, immigrants, and school policies. Since 2015 she’s been part of the press staff of the journalism festival Festival di giornalismo Internazionale. Sergio Algozzino is an Italian comics creator. He has collaborated with Sergio Bonelli Editore, Soleil Editions, Tunué and Panini Comics, to name just a few of his clients. Laura Garofalo is a professional translator. She has a master’s degree in English translation acquired at Università degli Studi Internazionali of Rome. She has collaborated with various private clients, publishing houses, and literary agencies.

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Guantanamo Voices ISBN 978-1-4197-4690-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Parable of the Sower A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION WRITTEN BY OCTAVIA BUTLER; ADAPTED BY DAMIAN DUFFY; ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN JENNINGS

The graphic–novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel, Parable of the Sower, the follow–up to Kindred, a #1 New York Times bestseller

SELLING POINTS Renowned author: Octavia E. Butler is renowned in feminist and science–fiction circles Based on an award–winning novel: Parable of the Sower was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1995 and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1994 Continuing success: Parable of the Sower follows the 2018 graphic–novel adaptation of Kindred from Abrams ComicArts, which was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and won the 2018 Eisner for Best Adaptation from Another Medium Upcoming film adaptations: Forthcoming film adaptations of Butler's works by award winner Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, A Wrinkle in Time)

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 color illustrations * 288 pages * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: JULY ISBN 978-1-4197-5405-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

In this graphic–novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award–winning team behind Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America’s future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.

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Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a renowned African American author who was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. Since her death, sales of her books have increased enormously as the issues she addressed in her Afro–futuristic feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. Damian Duffy, author of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, and teacher. He holds a MS and PhD in library and information sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana– Champaign, where he is on faculty. John Jennings is the curator of the Megascope list and illustrator of the graphic–novel adaptations of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred and Parable of the Sower. He is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside.

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Live Oak, with Moss

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BY WALT WHITMAN, ILLUSTRATED BY BRIAN SELZNICK, AFTERWORD BY KAREN KARBIENER

New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Medal–winning Brian Selznick illustrates Walt Whitman like never before—now in paperback Praise for Live Oak, with Moss “In harmony, the art, the poems, and the analysis all honor while illuminating Whitman’s work and make it more accessible to contemporary readers.” —Publishers Weekly “Reading this book, what becomes eminently clear is that Selznick is laying the groundwork for GLBTQIA+ literary history, particularly as it pertains to Whitman.” —School Library Journal

Wide appeal: Live Oak, with Moss will appeal to Whitman fans, Selznick fans, the LGBTQ+ market, history buffs, and poetry lovers of all kinds Scholarly heft: Live Oak, with Moss presents the poems as Whitman originally wrote them, and includes scans of his handmade notebook. Before the publication of this book, these poems were not accessible in this original sequence and form Poetry month promotions: The paperback edition of Live Oak, with Moss will pub in March—just in time for poetry–month tables, promotions, and publicity

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 192 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-4815-8 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Live Oak, with Moss ISBN 978-1-4197-3405-2 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

ËxHSLELJy734052z As he was turning 40, Walt Whitman wrote 12 poems in a small handmade book he entitled Live Oak, with Moss. The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction and affection for other men. They were also Whitman’s most adventurous explorations of the theme of same–sex love, composed decades before the word “homosexual” came into use. This revolutionary, extraordinarily beautiful and passionate cluster of poems was never published by Whitman and has remained unknown to the general public—until now. New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award–winning illustrator Brian Selznick offers a provocative visual narrative of Live Oak, with Moss, and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener reconstructs the story of the poetic cluster’s creation and destruction. Walt Whitman’s reassembled, reinterpreted Live Oak, with Moss serves as a source of inspiration and a cause for celebration. Walt Whitman is one of the most beloved poets in American letters, best known for Leaves of Grass. Brian Selznick is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, among many other beloved books for children. Live Oak, with Moss is his first book for adults. He lives in Brooklyn and San Diego. Karen Karbiener is a Whitman scholar at New York University. She lives in Manhattan.

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A Fire Story (Updated and Expanded Edition) BY BRIAN FIES

From celebrated author and illustrator Brian Fies comes a firsthand account of the Northern California wildfires of 2017—revised and expanded, and now in paperback

Praise for A Fire Story * Inviting, empathy–driven, and ultimately hopeful in the face of hardship.” —Booklist, starred review * Drawings, words, and a few photos combine to convey the depth of a tragedy that would leave most people dumbstruck.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review * Without pleading or preaching, this affecting record guides readers through the experience of enormous loss, then out through the other side.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

SELLING POINTS Revised and expanded: Features 32 additional pages of comics, which bring Fies’s story and that of his community up to date since the book’s original publication Remarkable reviews: The hardcover received four starred reviews—Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, and School Library Journal Media attention: Featured on PBS NewsHour and the websites of CNN, Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post, and Mother Jones, as well as in the San Francisco Chronicle and on TV newscasts. San Francisco PBS TV station KQED adapted A Fire Story into a six–minute video, which won an Emmy Award

* A must for most collections.”—School Library Journal, starred review

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 192 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 13 and up COMIC ART ISBN 978-1-4197-4682-6 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Mom's Cancer ISBN 978-0-8109-5840-1 Early morning on Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 6,200 homes and 8,900 structures were destroyed. Author Brian Fies’s firsthand account of this tragic event is an honest, unflinching depiction of his personal experiences, including losing his house and every possession he and his wife had that didn’t fit into the back of their car. In the days that followed, as the fires continued to burn through the area, Brian hastily pulled together A Fire Story and posted it online—it immediately went viral. He has now expanded his original webcomic to include environmental insight and the fire stories of his neighbors and others in his community. A Fire Story is a candid testimony of the wildfires that left homes destroyed, families broken, and a community determined to rebuild.

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Brian Fies is the writer and cartoonist of the award–winning graphic novels Mom’s Cancer and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Although he lost his home, he and his wife have rebuilt and are living in Santa Rosa, California.

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POP MAGIC

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

Introducing the first concept book in the new Pop Magic series, an exciting line of preschool books from pop–up wizard Matthew Reinhart that makes learning fun!

SELLING POINTS Bestselling creator: Matthew Reinhart is a pop–up wizard, and Colors is his first concept book Interactive elements on every page: Each spread focuses on a different color, with a pop–up to trigger or a flap to lift that reveals a color–related surprise New series: The Pop Magic series allows preschoolers to explore basic concepts in a fun, interactive way by seeing how they make up the world around them

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 12 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 3 to 5

A stunning, hands–on exploration of colors for the very youngest readers! Pull a tab so yellow ducklings pop up to the surface of the pond, lift a flap to reveal a blue whale, and open the final spread for a big pop–up rainbow surprise! Bestselling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart brings his creative genius to this innovative preschool pop–up, connecting basic concepts to interactive elements that will delight and inform little ones with every page.

CHILDREN'S, POP-UP BOOKS ISBN 978-1-4197-4106-7 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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From as far back as Matthew Reinhart can remember, art always took center stage. Despite moving several times throughout childhood, his sketchbook was always nearby, a constant friend wherever his family roamed. An avid comic, fantasy, and science fiction fanatic, Reinhart has created a huge array of pop culture pop–ups like his bestselling blockbusters Star Wars: A Galactic Pop–Up Adventure, Frozen: A Pop–Up Adventure, Lego Pop–Up, and many more. He is also the creator of the Pop Magic series, an innovative line of interactive preschool books including What’s Up, Fire Truck? and Colors: My First Pop–Up! Ekaterina Trukhan is a Russian illustrator. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (London) and has since illustrated several children’s books. She draws her inspiration from everyday life, mid– century illustration, and the books she read when she was a child. In her spare time, Trukhan enjoys long walks with her husband and their dog. Learn more about her at ekaterinatrukhan.com.

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What's Up, Fire Truck? (A Pop Magic Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-4107-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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A GRAMMAR ZOO BOOK

Comparrotives (A Grammar Zoo Book) BY JANIK COAT

From the creators of Hippopposites, Rhymoceros, and Llamaphones comes a new board book about comparatives

SELLING POINTS Successful series: Building on the success of Janik Coat’s first three Grammar Zoo books, Comparrotives will once again engage readers with innovative, smart content Accessible approach: This book offers an accessible way to introduce the concept of comparatives (used to compare one noun to another—like “sleepy” and “sleepier”) Novelty features: Smartly integrated touch–and–feel elements, including metallic foil, glitter, spot gloss, fur, and embossing, offer surprises that bring the content to life

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 36 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8 3/4" - 222mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 2 to 4 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4643-7 In this oversize board book, young readers will learn about comparative adjectives via a very humorous parrot—from noisy and noisier, to messy and messier, to happy and happier when it finally finds a friend. As with the previous books in the series, Comparrotives features surprising touch–and– feel novelty elements throughout—making the comparatives concept easy and fun 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.

US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £10.99

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A GUESS-THE-JOB BOOK

Whose Big Rig? (A Guess-the-Job Book) WRITTEN BY TONI BUZZEO, ILLUSTRATED BY RAMON OLIVERA

Learn about six different construction vehicles in this guessing–game board book

SELLING POINTS Popular subject: Books on trucks and construction equipment are consistently strong sellers and popular with the pre–school set Bestselling author: Toni Buzzeo is the author of One Cool Friend, a New York Times bestseller and 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Interactive features: Gatefolds on each page create a guessing game that adds interest and playfulness for young readers Successful series: The Guess– the–Job series has sold over 100,00 copies!

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 16 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MAY This nonfiction follow–up to Whose Truck? features six kinds of specialized rigs used to construct a light–rail system—a tunnel borer, an excavator, a bulldozer, a tie dragon, a tamping machine, and a bucket truck—with five different parts of each rig properly labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain of “Whose rig is this?” is revealed under a gatefold, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game about construction machines and their operators. With lyrical (and factual!) rhyming text by New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo, and the expertly stylized art of Ramon Olivera, this sturdily constructed board book is perfect for curious and playful young readers.

Toni Buzzeo’s first three books in the Guess–the–Job series (Whose Truck?, Whose Tools?, and Whose Boat?) have sold more than 100,000 copies. She is also the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller One Cool Friend, as well as 25 other books for children. Endlessly enthusiastic, Buzzeo draws on her career experiences as an elementary school librarian in crafting her books and speaking with audiences of children in schools and libraries. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, in a two–family home where her grandchildren live one flight up. Ramon Olivera is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including ABCs on Wheels, which was praised in a starred review in Publishers Weekly: “Clean, crisp digital graphics . . . This one deserves a victory lap.” His work has been exhibited in the New York Society of Illustrators and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Ramon lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and two kids. Visit him online at ramonolivera.com.

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AGES 2 to 4 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4220-0 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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CARTON QTY: 22 ALSO AVAILABLE Whose Truck? (A Guess-theJob Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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EMPOWERMENT SERIES

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I Like to Share!

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WRITTEN BY STEPHEN KRENSKY, ILLUSTRATED BY SARA GILLINGHAM

An empowering celebration of learning how to share and a new addition to the bestselling series!

Successful series: The first four books in the Empowerment series have sold 240,000 copies combined! Strong, positive message: An uplifting, rhyming text spreads the message of sharing your favorite things, playing with others, and cheering on friends Appealing illustrations: Gillingham’s retro–fresh style and four–color spot treatment appeals to children and adults alike

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 12 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4858-5 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 56 I kept snacks to myself. Now I give some away. Once I hogged the whole swing. Now I let others play. This fifth book in the Empowerment series celebrates learning how to share. With relevant and charming specifics, Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham address the joy we feel from giving back. Young children and their parents will revel in the encouraging text and retro–fresh illustrations.

Stephen Krensky started writing stories for children while in college and has been happily doing it ever since. He has now written more than 130 fiction and nonfiction children’s books, including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Among his favorites are the four earlier books in the Empowerment series––Now I Am Big, I Can Do It Myself, I Know a Lot, and I Am So Brave. Stephen and his wife, Joan, raised two sons in Lexington, Massachusetts, where they are still living happily ever after. They definitely like to share whenever possible, particularly with their children and grandchildren. Sara Gillingham is an award–winning children’s book author and illustrator, art director, and designer who has helped publish many bestselling books. Sara has written and illustrated more than 25 titles for children, including How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, and the Empowerment series. She lives in Vancouver with her family.

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How Do You Dance?

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BY THYRA HEDER

Now in board book, a playful story urging readers to bop, bounce, and shake from the acclaimed author of Alfie

Praise for How Do You Dance? * “Destined to become a favorite read–aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review * “Heder’s stream of dancers encourages everyone to find a way to dance—even, perhaps, the most stubborn nondancers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Warm and funny, this lively picture book would work equally well as a raucous read–aloud and a companion to creative movement activities.” —Horn Book magazine “This bopping, grooving picture book will inspire readers to get up and dance themselves.” —School Library Journal

Acclaimed illustrator: Honors for Heder’s books include an E.B. White Read–Aloud Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and the Texas Library Association 2X2 Master List. How Do You Dance? has sold more than 25,000 copies. Mind and body connection: Explores how physical movement affects our moods Laugh–out–loud humor: The witty writing takes clever twists reminiscent of Shel Silverstein Inspires dance: Many toddlers are naturally drawn to music and dance, and now the youngest readers can move and groove with this new board book

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5182-0 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 28 There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you’re happy or even because you’re sad. But, what’s the best way to dance? Exactly how you want to! In How Do You Dance?, author– illustrator Thyra Heder explores dance in all of its creativity, humor, and—most of all—joy, in a celebration of personal expression that will inspire young and old readers alike to get up and get moving.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Alfie ISBN 978-1-4197-2529-6 US $17.95 CAN $22.95 UK £12.99

Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo, The Bear Report, and Alfie. She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist for film and advertising. She lives in Brooklyn.

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The Cutest Thing Ever WRITTEN BY AMY IGNATOW, ILLUSTRATED BY HSINPING PAN

Now in board book, a charming and laugh–out–loud story about the cutest things in the world

SELLING POINTS Novelty element: The mirror on the final page of the book is a fun, interactive surprise for young readers Evergreen topic: What kid doesn’t love cute animals? From cats in hats to unicorns to a parade of koalas, there’s something in here for every young reader Great read aloud: Kirkus Review said this book was “exploding with cuteness.” The whimsical text and colorful illustrations make this the perfect read–aloud

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout, mirror bound in on last page * 24 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 3 to 5 KIDS GIFT, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4672-7 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE This wacky, imaginative story sets out to answer a big question: Wanna see the cutest thing EVER? Just when you think you’ve seen it, there’s more! Is it a kitten? A unicorn? Bunny astronauts? These things are cute, but are they really the cutest thing ever? After being paraded through a colorful world of cuteness, young readers will discover a mirror on the final page, which reflects back the actual cutest thing ever and makes them shout—it’s me! With charming illustrations and hilarious text, The Cutest Thing Ever is a fun read–aloud for parents and children to share together.

Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of the Popularity Papers series and the Odds series. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two kids, and on rare occasions she enjoys sleeping. Hsinping Pan is an award–winning animator and illustrator from Taiwan. She has worked on everything from commercials to movies and music videos to magazines to children’s books. She lives in Taipei.

Cutest Thing Ever ISBN 978-1-4197-3357-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £12.99

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AN ABRAMS EXTEND A BOOK

Disney All Aboard! Mickey’s Railway (An Abrams Extend a Book) ILLUSTRATED BY ANDREW KOLB / WRITTEN BY NICHOLE MARA

Take a train ride with Mickey in this accordion–fold board book, with flaps to lift on every page

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS Evergreen subject: Trains and all things transportation are perennially popular with the 0–3 age group Wide gift appeal: The perfect book to occupy little ones while traveling or anytime—featuring favorite Disney characters Added play value: More than just a train book, All Aboard! Mickey’s Railway also includes seek–and–find and counting elements, as well as other basic concepts Magical illustrations: Andrew Kolb's bright, charming illustrations are perfectly suited to board–book readers

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 8 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES up to 3 KIDS TRANSPORTATION, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5236-0 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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CARTON QTY: 30 All aboard! While reading a simple story about Mickey’s train ride to the countryside, fold this book out car by car to explore the train inside and out—and meet Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and more of Mickey’s pals along the way! Each page has a flap to lift for added seek–and–find fun, and the back sides of the pages feature a running landscape with plenty of fun objects to discover and count. A magical, interactive ride from beginning to end! © 2021 Disney Illustrator Andrew Kolb first garnered attention with his illustrated version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Since then, he has created illustrations for clients including chickaDEE magazine, the Toronto Zoo, and Pixar. He is also the author of Edmund Unravels and the illustrator of All Aboard! Let’s Ride a Train, All Aboard! The Christmas Train, and All Aboard! The Airport Train. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

ALSO AVAILABLE All Aboard! The Christmas Train (An Abrams Extend a Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-3295-9 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £7.99

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AN ABRAMS BLOCK BOOK

Sharkblock (An Abrams Block Book) WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER FRANCESCHELLI, ART BY PESKIMO

Learn about different shark species and habitats in this fin–tastic addition to the bestselling Block book series

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS Bestselling series: The Abrams Block Book series continues to grow with more than 1.2 million copies sold Perfect for summer vacation: Board–book readers will learn all about these incredible marine animals, with copies hitting shelves in time for Shark Week Original art style: Renowned design team Peskimo once again brings a fresh edge to a popular category High value package: 84 board pages and 8 gatefold flaps in a small–trim block creates an inviting, chunky package perfect for little hands

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 84 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 6 1/4" - 159mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4119-7 In this follow–up to Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, Cityblock, Buildablock, Farmblock, and Loveblock, readers will learn all about shark species, habitats, diets, and more. In keeping with the rest of the series, Sharkblock features die–cut pages, gatefolds, and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Among the sharks featured are great whites, Greenland sharks, nurse sharks, reef sharks, sand tiger sharks, catsharks, mako sharks, whale sharks, and even the gigantic extinct megalodon! Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born–and–raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Peskimo is a husband–and–wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, England.

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CARTON QTY: 16 ALSO AVAILABLE Farmblock (An Abrams Block Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-3825-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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FLIP FLAP SNAP!

Flip Flap Snap! Dinosaurs BY CARMEN SALDAÑA

Mix–and–match the pages of this pop–up book to make your own hilarious dinosaur combinations

RIGHTS: North America SELLING POINTS Fresh format: This series features pop–ups, flaps to lift, and mix–and–match panels for tons of added play value Popular subject: Dinos are a perennial hit for the board–book age group, and the mix–and– match format brings new life to the subject Bright illustrations: Includes vibrant, eye–catching artwork, with a fifth neon color on the cover and spine

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 10 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/4" - 159mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 248mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 5 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE NONFICTION, POP-UP BOOKS, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5081-6 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

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What do you get when you mix a T–rex with a triceratops? A Tyrannotops! Flip the mix–and–match flaps to come up with fun combinations that put a new twist on dinos! Every spread features lively art, nonfiction rhyming text under die–cut flaps, and hugely satisfying pop–ups that form the dinosaurs’ mouths.

CARTON QTY: 30 ALSO AVAILABLE Dinoblock (An Abrams Block Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-1674-4 US $16.95 CAN $21.95 UK £12.99

Carmen Saldaña lives and works in Gijon, a rainy little city in the north of Spain. After working as a graphic designer, Saldaña became a full–time illustrator and has worked on a whole host of picture books. She loves animals and is inspired by everything in nature.

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FLIP FLAP SNAP!

Flip Flap Snap! Farm BY CARMEN SALDAÑA

Mix–and–match the pages of this pop–up book to make your own hilarious farm animal combinations

SELLING POINTS Fresh format: This series features pop–ups, flaps to lift, and mix–and–match panels for tons of added play value Popular subject: Farm animals are a perennial hit for the board– book age group, and the mix– and– match format brings new life to the subject Bright illustrations: Includes vibrant, eye–catching artwork, with a fifth neon color on the cover and spine

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 10 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/4" - 159mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 248mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 3 to 5 JUVENILE NONFICTION, POP-UP BOOKS ISBN 978-1-4197-5082-3 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

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CARTON QTY: 30 What do you get when you mix a goat and a rooster? A gooster! Flip the mix–and–match flaps to come up with fun combinations that put a new twist on farm animals! Every spread features lively art, nonfiction rhyming text under die–cut flaps, and hugely satisfying pop–ups that form the animals’ mouths.

Carmen Saldaña lives and works in Gijon, a rainy little city in the north of Spain. After working as a graphic designer, Saldaña became a full–time illustrator and has worked on a whole host of picture books. She loves animals and is inspired by everything in nature.

ALSO AVAILABLE Farmblock (An Abrams Block Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-3825-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

You Are Fantastic! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

From the Hello!Lucky team comes a joyful tribute to all the things that make YOU one of a kind

SELLING POINTS Sensational sales: Nearly 675,000 combined sales for the Hello!Lucky program! My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! were both Publishers Weekly and Indiebound bestsellers Magical creators: Hello!Lucky brings the creatures in this book to life with their signature humor and colorful style Strong following: Hello!Lucky has more than 150,000 followers on Instagram and Pinterest combined Striking illustrations: Beautifully designed and illustrated with a fifth color of ink throughout

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-3965-1 You are more lovable than a ton of puppies! Cooler than a pile of penguins! More stupendous than a squad of narwhals! Celebrate all the things that make YOU special in this vibrant board book companion to the bestselling My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! from Hello!Lucky. Full of fun animal characters and a fifth color of ink throughout, this book is perfect for birthdays and any other time that calls for a little extra celebrating.

Hello!Lucky is all about using creativity to spread joy, fun, and kindness. Founded by sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle in 2003, Hello!Lucky is an award–winning letterpress greeting card and design studio working with dozens of partners to create products, including Abrams’ pun–derful children’s books: My Mom Is Magical!, My Dad Is Amazing!, Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power!, Kindness Rules!, Christmas Is Awesome!, Sloth and Smell the Roses, Go Get ’Em, Tiger!, and Thanks a Ton!. They also offer bedding, ceramics, socks, stationery, custom photo albums, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.

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US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-706-3

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

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A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

School Is Cool! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

In the latest picture book from Hello!Lucky, a cheerful narrator guides a class of nervous critters through their very first day of school

SELLING POINTS Sensational sales: Nearly 675,000 combined sales for the Hello!Lucky program! My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! were both Publishers Weekly and Indiebound bestsellers Magical creators: Hello!Lucky brings the critters in this book to life with their signature humor and colorful style Strong following: Hello!Lucky has more than 150,000 followers on Instagram and Pinterest combined Evergreen subject: Perfect for back–to–school season, this picture book playfully tackles common fears and anxieties about the first day of school

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK What you learn in school will last all year! So how about a hooray–for–school cheer? In this exuberant picture book from the bestselling Hello!Lucky team, a friendly narrator prepares young readers for their first day of school with humor and encouragement. A fifth color throughout makes School Is Cool! the perfect back–to–school gift for those gearing up for their big day, whether they are worried about not knowing the rules, how to make friends, or how to fit in.

Hello!Lucky is all about using creativity to spread joy, fun, and kindness. Founded by sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle in 2003, Hello!Lucky is an award–winning letterpress greeting card and design studio working with dozens of partners to create products, including Abrams’ pun–derful children’s books: My Mom Is Magical!, My Dad Is Amazing!, Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power!, Kindness Rules!, Christmas Is Awesome!, Sloth and Smell the Roses, Go Get ’Em, Tiger!, and Thanks a Ton!. They also offer bedding, ceramics, socks, stationery, custom photo albums, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.

ISBN 978-1-4197-5110-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 24 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-137-7

ALSO AVAILABLE Go Get 'Em, Tiger! (A Hello! Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-3964-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

ËxKindness HSLELJy739644z Rules! (A Hello!Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-3426-7 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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RIGHTS: World English

In Your Cozy Bed WRITTEN BY JO WITEK, ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTINE ROUSSEY

A soothing bedtime board book from the creators of In My Heart

SELLING POINTS Bestselling team: Jo Witek and Christine Roussey's Growing Hearts series has sold more than 1.3 million copies Peek–through–cover: Like the previous books in the Growing Hearts series, this board book will have a die–cut, peek–through cover Evergreen concept: Bedtime books are perennial hits for the board–book group

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 22 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5195-0 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 ALSO AVAILABLE From Jo Witek and Christine Roussey, the team behind In My Heart and the Growing Hearts series, comes this soothing bedtime board book, In Your Cozy Bed. Told from the point of view of a loving parent, a child is gently guided to get ready for bed, say goodnight to favorite toys, and finally settle into sleep. Like the rest of the Growing Hearts series, this book features a die–cut front cover for added appeal and gift ability.

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

Jo Witek and Christine Roussey are the bestselling author– illustrator team behind the Growing Hearts series, including In My Heart, Hello in There!, Brave as Can Be, All My Treasures, In My Room, With My Daddy, My Little Gifts, and My Tree and Me. They live in France.

ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2

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US $16.95 CAN $21.95 UK £11.99

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A MIGHTY MARVEL FIRST BOOK

Iron Man: My Mighty Marvel First Book BY MARVEL

Meet the world’s greatest heroes, as drawn by the world’s greatest creators

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS Mighty brand: Marvel Comics is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide, and has been beloved by fans for more than 80 years Retro hook: Classic art by Marvel legends makes this series a must–have for die–hard fans and collectors Gift appeal: With three gatefolds and a bold design, this board book is perfect for comic–book fans to share with their little ones

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JULY CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5258-2 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE An introduction to Iron Man for the youngest superfans—featuring art by legendary artist Bob Layton! Fly into action with Iron Man, a billionaire inventor who created a suit of armor that allows him to save the world! Learn all about his abilities, skills, and friends in this bright and bold board book, with art from the classic comics. Vivid colors and three special gatefolds make for a fun–filled read perfect for the youngest kids and longtime Marvel fans alike.

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character–based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 80 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2020 MARVEL

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Captain America: My Mighty Marvel First Book ISBN 978-1-4197-4659-8 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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Not Now, Cow

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WRITTEN BY TAMMI SAUER, ILLUSTRATED BY TROY CUMMINGS

In this hilarious picture book, all of the farm animals are ready for the seasons to change—but not Cow

Talented team: Author Tammi Sauer and illustrator Troy Cummings have multiple accolades between them and combine forces to bring the barnyard to life, with plenty of kid–friendly humor Barnyard appeal: Farm animals are a perennial favorite for this age group Lightly educational: The animals’ antics teach young readers all about the four seasons—especially how to dress for them

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK Rooster and his farm friends are ready for springtime play. But not Cow, who can’t seem to dress for the weather. She's decked out in a parka and mittens as the first flowers bloom, ski–pants and a wool hat as the summer sun beats down, and a bathing suit and flip–flops when snow starts to tumble. Readers will love shouting out the catchy refrain “Not NOW, Cow!” while learning all about the seasons!

Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is a full–time children’s book author who presents at schools and conferences across the country. She has published 30 picture books with more on the way. In addition to winning awards and earning starred reviews, Sauer’s books have gone on to do great things. Chicken Dance, a musical based on her book of the same name, is currently touring the nation; Wordy Birdy is a Kids’ Indie Next List book, the 2020 Book Choice for Read Across Oklahoma, and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year; and Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of the Year, has been released in Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and French, which makes her feel extra fancy. To learn more about her, please visit tammisauer.com. Troy Cummings is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator behind Can I Be Your Dog? and The Notebook of Doom series. He has written and illustrated more than 40 children’s books. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, board games, jigsaw puzzles, a French opera, and on the back of a box of fish sticks. Troy lives in Greencastle, Indiana, where he steals jokes from his wife, kids, cats, and goldfish. Please visit him online at troycummings.net.

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ISBN 978-1-4197-4629-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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CARTON QTY: 42 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-961-6

ALSO AVAILABLE Barnyard Boogie! ISBN 978-1-4197-2710-8 US $7.95 CAN $9.95 UK £5.99

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One Springy, Singy Day BY RENÉE KURILLA

A joyful ode to toddlerdom that follows a group of little ones through one buzzy, busy day

SELLING POINTS Bright, commercial art style: Kurilla’s inviting illustrations bring energy and sweetness to every page Great read–aloud: The picture book’s bouncing, rhyming text is perfect for read–alouds Seasonal opportunity: Perfectly timed for springtime promotions and tables

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

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4572-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 22 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-938-8 One Springy, Singy Day is a vibrant, joyful story that follows a diverse cast of young children as they play throughout their day. Inspired by author– illustrator Renée’s own “busy bee” two–year–old, this love note from parent to child illustrates the wondrous and boisterous adventure of raising a springy, singy, squeezy toddler.

Renée Kurilla has illustrated several books for children including Chicks Rule! and Chicks Rock! by Sudipta Bardhan–Quallen, Right This Very Minute by Lisl H. Detlefsen, My Pet Slime series by Courtney Sheinmel, and the Ada Lace series by Emily Calandrelli. She lives in the woods just south of Boston where she and her husband spend a good portion of time chasing around a sweet, little toddler (who is most likely chasing the cat). She can otherwise be found with her nose in a book, drawing, or attempting an ill–fated headstand. One Springy, Singy Day is the first book Kurilla has both written and illustrated. Learn more about her at kurillastration.com.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Chicks Rock! ISBN 978-1-4197-4570-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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100 THINGS

100 Things I Know How to Do BY AMY SCHWARTZ

An exuberant tribute to growing up and reaching milestones of all sizes

SELLING POINTS Stellar author–illustrator: Amy Schwartz has been creating award–winning children’s books throughout her career Empowering message: From playing games to spelling your name, this picture book celebrates young ones’ accomplishments big and small Strong track: Amy Schwartz’s 100 Things books have sold nearly 60,000 copies across formats

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4326-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 24 Feed goats Dig moats Do chores Roast s’mores From Amy Schwartz, beloved author of 100 Things That Make Me Happy and 100 Things I Love to Do with You, comes this celebration of independence showcasing 100 things little ones can do on their own. The rhyming text and charming illustrations cover accomplishments big, small, serious, silly, and everything in between.

Amy Schwartz has written a number of award–winning picture books. She has created two New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She has won the Christopher Award, the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and the National Jewish Book Award, among others. Amy was born and raised in California, and now lives with her family in Brooklyn.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-793-3

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

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From The Boy and the Sea • Written by Camille Andros, illustrated by Amy June Bates


UPLIFTING EDITIONS

Positively Pokémon POP UP, PLAY, AND DISPLAY! BY EVIE DAYE

An interactive gift book that transforms into an exciting scene featuring your favorite Pokémon

RIGHTS: World English, exc Asia SELLING POINTS Popular franchise: Pokémon is one of the best–known franchises in the world. The video game has sold millions of copies, the trading cards are in 77 different countries, and Pokémon Go has been downloaded by more than 1 billion people For fans of all ages: The unique format, range of Pokémon featured, and informational sidebars on each page make this the perfect gift for fans young and old Interactive format: You can pop up the Pokémon on each page, take off the jacket, and put the book on display

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 5 1/4" - 133mm * Casebound Board Book with Novelty PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-5206-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ALSO AVAILABLE Disney Block (An Abrams Block Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-4057-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Are you as positive as Pikachu? As brave as Bulbasaur? As curious as Charmander? As sweet as Squirtle? The world of Pokémon comes to life with this fun, interactive book. Each spread includes a simple inspirational message, an informational sidebar, and an adorable Pokémon that readers can move and fold up. When you take the book jacket off and pop up the characters on each page, you can display a fun and lively scene of your favorite Pokémon. Cute and collectible, this is the perfect gift for Pokémon fans of all ages!

Evie Daye grew up playing the Pokémon card game and watching the show with her brothers. Though she loves too many of the Pokémon to name, some of her favorites are Togepi, Wigglytuff, and Umbreon. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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ËxAmazing HSLELJy740572z Spider-Man: My Mighty Marvel First Book ISBN 978-1-4197-4658-1 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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RIGHTS: World English

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn BY SHANNON HALE AND LEUYEN PHAM

From bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes a delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship—and being exactly who you want to be!

SELLING POINTS Superstar team: The bestselling creative pair behind The Princess in Black, Newbery honoree Hale and Caldecott honoree Pham’s collaborations have sold more than 1.4 million copies Massive series launch: Stay turned for more books! On–trend: A mega–commercial mashup of unicorns and cats Uplifting: Themes of believing in yourself, embracing your identity, and truly seeing others f Heart + humor: A charming and giggle–inducing read–aloud book Gift appeal: A glittery cover with oil and a large, standout trim

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

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5091-5 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

Kitty thinks she might be a unicorn. She feels so perfectly unicorn–y! “Neigh!” says Kitty. But when Unicorn clop clop clops over, sweeping his magnificent tail and neighing a mighty neigh, Kitty feels no bigger than a ball of lint. Can this unlikely pair embrace who they are and truly see one another? In their first picture book together, the magical, bestselling team of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham put their horns together for the most heart–bursting, tail–twitching, fuzzy–feeling, perfectly unicorn–y story imaginable. LeUyen Pham and Shannon Hale are the team behind the bestselling graphic novels Real Friends and Best Friends and, with coauthor Dean Hale, the early chapter book series The Princess in Black. They’ve made a bunch of other books, too. They are also both moms of genius kids, wives to book– creating husbands, caretakers of cats, and believers in unicorns. LeUyen lives in Los Angeles, Shannon lives in Utah, and they visit each other as often as geographically possible. BFFs 4EVA.

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CARTON QTY: 20 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-128-5

ALSO AVAILABLE Princesses Save the World ISBN 978-1-4197-3171-6 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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FEEL-GOOD FAIRY TALES

The Tossy-Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea A FAIRY TALE TO HELP YOU FALL ASLEEP WRITTEN BY SUSAN VERDE, ILLUSTRATED BY JAY FLECK

A bedtime fractured fairy tale to help the most restless of little ones fall asleep, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS Bestselling author: Verde is the author of the bestselling I Am series, including the #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human Perfect for bedtime: A fresh spin on a tried–and–true topic Fractured fairy tales: Kids and adults love clever twists on classic tales with unexpected, charming characters Soothing back matter: Includes breathing and mental exercises and yoga poses to help kids fall asleep Up–and–coming illustrator: With a bright, accessible style and the success of his Tiny T. Rex books, Fleck is a rising star

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK Once upon a time there lived a very busy princess who never had trouble falling asleep. Until one night, when a pesky pea changed all that! Without sleep, the princess feels cranky, and clumsy, and filled with worry that she’ll never sleep again. Will this tossy–turny princess ever be able to calm her mind, relax her body, and finally get some rest? Book 2 of the Feel–Good Fairy Tales series is a soothing spin on a classic fairytale from New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde and illustrator Jay Fleck, giving restless little readers and listeners the tools they need to help them drift off to dreamland. Includes exercises to help YOU fall asleep.

ISBN 978-1-4197-4587-4 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 22 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-322-7

ALSO AVAILABLE Susan Verde is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture books I Am Human and I Am Love, as well as I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am One, The Museum, You and Me, My Kicks, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul. In addition to writing books, she is a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children, a cat, a dog, and a tarantula. Jay Fleck drew a lot as a child but grew up to pursue other things, such as a degree in computer engineering. He found a renewed interest in art while living in Chicago, inspired by the art and culture found throughout the city. Jay is the author–illustrator of Tilly & Tank and the illustrator of a number of other children's books. He now resides in a suburb south of Chicago with his wife, two children, and loyal dog, Otis. He spends his spare time running, reading, and daydreaming.

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Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath ISBN 978-1-4197-4103-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

ËxI Am HSLELJy741036z Peace ISBN 978-1-4197-2701-6 US $14.95 CAN $18.95 UK £10.99

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Be a Tree! WRITTEN BY MARIA GIANFERRARI, ILLUSTRATED BY FELICITA SALA

A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees— and what humans can learn from them

SELLING POINTS Environmental focus: Promotes care for the natural world. Timed for Earth Day (April 22, 2021) Star illustrator: Sala is a Greenaway Medal nominee and Premio Andersen Illustrator of the Year award winner Informative back matter: Includes ways to save trees and impact your community; tree anatomy; and further reading Gifty package: A tall trim, thick uncoated paper, and double gatefold

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/3" - 289mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4422-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

Stand tall. Stretch your branches to the sun. Be a tree! We are all like trees: our spines, trunks; our skin, bark; our hearts giving us strength and support, like heartwood. We are fueled by air and sun. And, like humans, trees are social. They “talk” to spread information; they share food and resources. They shelter and take care of one another. They are stronger together. In this gorgeous and poetic celebration of one of nature’s greatest creations, acclaimed author Maria Gianferrari and illustrator Felicita Sala both compare us to the beauty and majesty of trees—and gently share the ways in which trees can inspire us to be better people. Maria Gianferrari has always loved trees. She has climbed fig trees in Italy, stood under stately coastal redwoods and twisted Torrey pines, and marveled at mitten–shaped sassafras leaves, colorful coral trees, and sawtooth oak acorn nests. She lives with her family in a house encircled by trees, one of which is a spruce planted in memory of her beloved dog, Becca. This is her first book with Abrams. Felicita Sala is a self–taught illustrator. She has illustrated several picture books, including the award–winning She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, and The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli, as well as her own book of recipes for children, What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street? She grew up between Italy and Australia and now lives in Rome with her family.

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CARTON QTY: 18 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-307-4

ALSO AVAILABLE Hideout ISBN 978-1-4197-3416-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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The Little Things A STORY ABOUT ACTS OF KINDNESS WRITTEN BY CHRISTIAN TRIMMER, ILLUSTRATED BY KAYLANI JUANITA

One girl’s simple act of kindness causes ripples in her community in this witty, heartwarming story about paying it forward

SELLING POINTS Kindness rules: Kindness is an evergreen and important theme Acclaimed author: Trimmer’s books mix commercial appeal, humor, and deeper themes Rising–star illustrator: Juanita’s When Aidan Became a Brother won the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award and a Charlotte Huck honor Heart and humor: Never sappy, this fresh take on the category is sharply written and full of visual humor

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

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4226-2 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

The day after a mighty storm, a little girl finds a sea star that has washed up on shore, and she returns it to the ocean. Seeing her small act of kindness, an old man heads to an animal shelter with his grandson to pick a dog in need of a home. His grandson feels inspired to help an elderly woman clean up her yard, which inspires a teenager to pack an extra lunch for someone in need, and on and on until each small gesture builds toward a magnificent conclusion. Full of humor, heart, and proof of the generosity that we all have inside of us, Christian Trimmer and Kaylani Juanita’s story is a welcome reminder: It’s the little things that make a big difference.

Christian Trimmer is a children’s book editor and writer, whose books include Teddy’s Favorite Toy and Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies. He strives to perform at least one act of kindness every day. Christian lives in Hillsdale, New York, with his husband. Visit him at christiantrimmer.com. Kaylani Juanita is an illustrator based in Fairfield, California. She's the proud owner of a dog named Biko, who is sweet and brown like the Filipino rice cake. Some of her clients include Chronicle Books, Tilbury House, VQR magazine, and LEE & LOW BOOKS. Juanita’s artist mission is to support the stories of the underrepresented while creating new ways for people to imagine themselves.

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Grandpa Across the Ocean BY HYEWON YUM

Though separated by language, age, and an ocean, a child and grandparent find common ground in this warm, witty picture book

SELLING POINTS Own Voices: Based on Yum’s experiences visiting family in Korea with her sons Grandparent–grandchild story: This sweet story about connecting with an older, faraway relative deals with overcoming language, cultural, and generational barriers Funny and charming: Yum’s subtle humor is sharp, frank, and full of personality, making this a joy for both kids and adults Award–winning creator: Yum’s many accolades include an Ezra Jack Keats Award for new illustrator and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4225-5 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Grandpa lives on the other side of the ocean. He takes naps all the time. He eats different foods. He speaks an unfamiliar language. His house is the most boring place on Earth! Or is it? A little time together just might reveal that Grandpa is also a great singer, an energetic sandcastle builder, and a troublemaker . . . just like his grandson! With her signature warmth and humor, award–winning author–illustrator Hyewon Yum shares the challenges and joys of having a relative who lives far away—proving that even from across the ocean, the grandparent– grandchild relationship is a very special one.

Hyewon Yum was born and grew up in South Korea, and now she lives in New York with her own family. Every summer, she visits her parents in South Korea so her kids can spend time with their grandparents. She is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including Lion Needs a Haircut, Saturday is Swimming Day, and Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!

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Sister Wish BY GISELLE POTTER

A playful look at sibling love that celebrates the special bond of sisters

SELLING POINTS Sister bond: The new go–to book for sisters Positive, loving message: This relatable sibling story featuring supportive sisters is all about admiring (or envying) a sibling— and ultimately realizing it’s great to be exactly who you are Esteemed creator: Potter is an acclaimed author–illustrator whose honors and awards include an ALA–ALSC Notable and a Parents’ Choice Gold Award Classic style: Potter’s art leans toward quirky and surreal, yet maintains a timeless feel reminiscent of Maira Kalman, Sophie Blackall, and Emily Winfield Martin

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 4 to 8 A little sister envies her big sister: for being so tall, for having all her grown– up teeth, for swinging so high at the playground. But it turns out her big sister admires her just as much: for being so funny, for doing her famous wiggle dance, for being her little sister! In this heartwarming and playful story of mutual sibling appreciation, Giselle Potter perfectly reflects how we all want to be someone else sometimes—but that at the end of the day, it’s best to be exactly who we are!

Giselle Potter and her sister, Chloe, traveled a lot with their parents’ puppet theater. They often had just each other for companionship and therefore became very close. So Potter feels so lucky to have two daughters who are also very close. Watching their relationship, she is reminded of the unique, unmatchable bond of sisters. Potter has illustrated more than thirty children's books, and many of the books she both wrote and illustrated are either about or inspired by sisters.

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El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! WRITTEN BY DONNA BARBA HIGUERA, ILLUSTRATED BY JULIANA PERDOMO

A boy and his monster confront their mutual fears in this unlikely friendship story that’s rooted in Mexican folklore

SELLING POINTS Back–to–school hook: Relatable first day jitters Fresh spin: A boy and his bogeyman form a bond in this fresh take on a typical “monster under the bed” story Rooted in folkore: The legend of El Cucuy is well–known in Mexico and Central America and there are variations on the myth in other Spanish–speaking countries Bilingual: The seamless incorporation of Spanish in the text accurately portrays how bilingual or multilingual speakers play with languages in real life Accessible art: Perdomo’s work is bright, kid friendly, and inspired by folk art

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: JULY Ramón is a little boy who can’t sleep. He is nervous for his first day at a new school. And El Cucuy is the monster who lives in Ramón’s cactus pot. He can’t sleep, either. It turns out that El Cucuy is scared, too! This gentle, perceptive story explores the worries that can accompany moving to a new place and beginning a new journey—and reveals how comfort, bravery, and strength can be found through even the most unexpected of friendships. Donna Barba Higuera grew up dodging dust devils in the oilfields of central California. She was a daydreamer, constantly blending life experiences and folklore into stories. Now she weaves them into picture books and novels. Higuera currently lives among the spiraling mists of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, four children, three dogs, two frogs, and hundreds of wild birds who flock to her backyard birdfeeders every day. El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! is her debut picture book. She is also the author of the middle–grade novel Lupe Wong Won’t Dance. Juliana Perdomo is a Colombian illustrator and writer, with a background as a psychologist and art therapist. Her work is joyful and heartfelt, folkish, and a bit retro with a Latin touch. She has participated in different projects as an illustrator, this book being her debut in the United States. Perdomo lives in Bogotá, Colombia, with her amazing son Luca and a crazy old dog named Menta.

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Bird House BY BLANCA GÓMEZ

A grandmother and grandchild nurse an injured bird together in this touching story about caring for all creatures, the wonder of nature, and letting go

SELLING POINTS Spanish edition available: Simultaneous publication of an English and Spanish edition Admired artist: Blanca’s books have been named to multiple best of the year lists and selected for the Texas Library Association 2X2 reading list Grandparent–grandchild story: This loving relationship is inspired by Gómez’s childhood Poignant themes: Including respect for the natural world and learning to let go Beautiful package: A special textured case makes this a classic–feeling gift

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4408-2 On a snowy day, a grandmother and grandchild find an injured bird. They take it home and care for it until it can fly around the living room. It is fantastic—just like everything at Abuela’s house! But a fantastic moment is also bittersweet, for the little bird’s recovery means that it’s time to let it fly free. Drawing inspiration from a formative childhood experience, Blanca Gómez crafts a deceptively simple story that is morally and emotionally resonant and is brimming with love, wonder, and a deep respect for the natural world.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Blanca Gómez was born in Madrid. When she was a kid, she spent a lot of time at her grandma’s. There, she ate bread with olive oil for breakfast, ran away from the cat in the corridor, and bumped her head on the corner of the table quite often. So it makes sense that the first book she both wrote and illustrated talks about her grandma.

Un pájaro en casa (Bird House Spanish edition) ISBN 978-1-4197-4855-4 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Un pájaro en casa (Bird House Spanish edition) BY BLANCA GÓMEZ

Una abuela y su nieta ayudan a un pájaro herido en esta conmovedora historia en español sobre el amor, la fascinación por la naturaleza, y sobre cómo dejar marchar

SELLING POINTS Cuento de abuelos y nietos: Insipirada por la bella relación de la infancia de Gomez Temas conmovedores: Incluyendo respeto por nuestra naturaleza Regalo ideal: Perfecto para Earth Day y compartir con los abuelos; con cubierta decorativa, el libro se sentirá como uno clasico Artista admirada: Sus libros han sido nombrados Kirkus y Horn Book Best y un TLA 2x2 selección de lectura Edición en espanol: La primera publicación de Abrams simultanea en inglés y espanol

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4855-4 Un día de invierno una abuela y su nieta encuentran un pájaro herido. Lo recogen y lo llevan a casa para curarlo, hasta que es capaz de volar por el salón. Es maravilloso... ¡Todo es maravilloso en casa de la abuela! Pero un momento maravilloso también puede ser agridulce: el pájaro se ha recuperado y es hora de dejarlo volar libre. Inspirada en una experiencia de su infancia, la historia que crea Blanca Gómez es aparentemente simple, pero intensa moral y emocionalmente. Una historia llena de amor y fascinación, y de un profundo respeto por la naturaleza.

Blanca Gómez nació en Madrid. De pequeña pasaba bastante tiempo en casa de su abuela, donde desayunaba pan con aceite, corría delante del gato por el pasillo, y muy a menudo se daba en la cabeza con el pico de la mesa. Es bastante lógico que su primer libro trate sobre ella.

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Arlo Draws an Octopus WRITTEN BY LORI MORTENSEN, ILLUSTRATED BY ROB SAYEGH JR.

An empowering picture book about creativity, making mistakes, and changing your perspective

SELLING POINTS Compelling themes: A gentle, uplifting story about changing your outlook when feeling discouraged Delightful story: Lori Mortensen’s charming, relatable text captures for young readers exactly what it feels like when things don’t turn out the way we expect Magical illustrations: Rob Sayegh Jr.’s illustrations bring Arlo and his “disaster–piece” to life with humor and vibrancy

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4201-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 22 When Arlo decides to draw an octopus, he can’t help but think that maybe he’s just not an octopus drawer. His drawing has a head that looks like a hill and eight squiggly arms that look like roads. It’s an octopus disaster–piece! But just as Arlo vows to never draw an octopus again, he makes a discovery that changes his perspective about his drawing . . . and much more. This endearing and relatable story gives readers of all ages a gentle reminder that we’re better than we may think. Sometimes all it takes is a second look. Lori Mortensen drew a lot of pictures when she was little, including a few crumpled “disaster–pieces”! Today, she is the author of many popular children’s books, including Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg illustrated by Michael Allen Austin and If Wendell Had a Walrus illustrated by Matt Phelan. She lives in Northern California with her family and her cat, Max, who’d much rather nap than draw. Rob Sayegh Jr. is an author and illustrator who loves creating playful worlds with funny characters to make families giggle together. He is a professional snack taste–tester, falls in love with every dog he meets, and draws in crayon, just like Arlo. He has spent most of his life designing toys to encourage kids to constantly play, learn, and imagine new possibilities. He currently lives with his family in San Francisco, California.

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The Boy and the Sea WRITTEN BY CAMILLE ANDROS, ILLUSTRATED BY AMY JUNE BATES

A picture book meditation on curiosity, wonder, and finding one’s way

SELLING POINTS Critically acclaimed illustrator: Amy Bates’s work is beloved by booksellers and librarians and often garners starred reviews Sweet boy protagonist: This picture book shows a boy character who is quiet, contemplative, and emotional Seasonal potential: The beautiful beachside spreads make this picture book an beautiful fit for summer–reading promotions and seaside gift stores

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

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4940-7 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE In this lyrical picture book, readers follow one boy through his life as he returns to the seashore beside his home. The boy likes to think, and his thoughts turn into questions. He brings these questions to the sea. At times, he thinks he can hear the sea whisper to him: Dream. Love. Be. So he does. He dreams—a young boy imagining all that he might do. He loves—a teenager, reaching out from a lonely place to make friends. He allows himself to just be—now grown, sharing the seashore with his daughter. A celebration of quiet curiosity, The Boy and the Sea invites readers to ask questions and live their way into the answers.

Camille Andros has made her home in Israel, Utah, Arizona, California, Ohio, Nevada, and, now, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has a BA in health science, is an EMT, and danced ballet for 14 years. She is the author of many books for young readers, including The Dress and the Girl. Amy Bates is the illustrator of many books for children, including Gittel’s Journey, Minette’s Feast, and The Dog Who Belonged to No One. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Ciao, Sandro! WRITTEN BY STEVEN VARNI, ILLUSTRATED BY LUCIANO LOZANO

Follow the adventures of a lovable Venetian dog as he explores the streets and canals of his beloved city on a special mission

SELLING POINTS Dog love: This ever–curious pup will charm canine fans Ciao!: Back matter includes a glossary of Italian words and pronunciation guide Rising illustrator: Lozano is well known abroad, and his books in the United States have received starred reviews and been named on the New York Times’ “Gorgeous Books” and Buzzfeed’s Best lists Lively setting: Explore the markets, streets, and waterways of Venice, where Varni lives Classic friendship story: The loyal bond between Sandro and gondolier Nicola is the story’s beating heart

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE Meet Sandro! As the loyal first mate to gondolier Nicola, Sandro knows everything about his home, the beautiful city of Venice. Sandro and Nicola go everywhere together. But today, Sandro is venturing out on his own for the first time. He is on a very important secret mission! What is Sandro up to? And what friends will he meet along the way? This charming story from Steven Varni and Luciano Lozano follows a dog– about–town (based on a real canine!) on a journey to a heartwarming surprise—teaching young readers all about Venice as he goes! The backmatter includes a glossary of Italian words and a pronunciation guide. Steven Varni was born and raised in California, then spent years in New York City working in bookstores and writing and editing articles and books for adults. Since 2010 he has lived with his family in Venice, Italy, where he meets all kinds of people and animals–including a gondolier’s loyal little dog who really does know how to take vaporetti around the lagoon by himself. Luciano Lozano was born in Spain the same year man traveled to the Moon. That may be the reason why he has traveled a lot since childhood. Self–taught, he has been working as an illustrator since 2007 and has collaborated with worldwide publishers and magazines, as well as written and illustrated a number of picture books. His illustrations reflect his strong sense of color and texture, his frequent use of traditional techniques, and an undercurrent of subtle humor. He currently lives in Barcelona.

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Blue Floats Away WRITTEN BY TRAVIS JONKER, ILLUSTRATED BY GRANT SNIDER

A little iceberg strikes out on a big journey in this new picture book that explores the wonders of the water cycle

SELLING POINTS Picture–book dream team: Travis Jonker is a beloved school librarian and Grant Snider is a favorite comics and graphic novel illustrator. Curriculum crossover: With an author’s note from Jonker that explains the water cycle and addresses the climate crisis, this picture book is a perfect fit for use in science classrooms Classic feel: For the art, Snider is exploring a new style, using cut and torn paper. The end result is an homage to Eric Carle’s Little Cloud and Leo Lionni’s Little Blue and Little Yellow

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4423-5 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Little Blue lives at the North Pole with his parents until, one day, he floats away and strikes out on his own. Along the way, Blue encounters new things (sharks) and beautiful things (sailboats). He starts to wonder which way is home when something unexpected starts to happen. Little Blue is getting smaller and smaller until . . . he transforms! After mixing with the warm ocean water, Blue reappears as a cloud. He encounters new things (airplanes) and beautiful things (birds). He charts a course for home. As it gets colder and colder, Blue gets bigger and bigger until . . . hey, is that a snowflake? A story about the water cycle, Blue Floats Away explores the power of transformation and growing up.

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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian and the creator of 100 Scope Notes, a kidlit blog hosted by School Library Journal. He was a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. Jonker lives with his wife and two children in Zeeland, Michigan. Visit him online at 100scopenotes.com. Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an artist by night. He is the author–illustrator of graphic novels and picture books, including What Color Is Night? His comics have been featured in many major publications, including the New York Times, and The New Yorker, as well as The Best American Comics 2013 anthology. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and four children. Visit him online at incidentalcomics.com.

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Chicks Rock! WRITTEN BY SUDIPTA BARDHAN-QUALLEN, ILLUSTRATED BY RENÉE KURILLA

Rocker Chick overcomes stage fright to find her voice in this rockin’ companion to Chicks Rule!

SELLING POINTS Girl power: As in Chicks Rule!, Chicks Rock! celebrates the power and strength of all kinds of chicks—especially when they come together Rockin’ read–aloud: This picture book celebrates music, and Sudipta Bardhan–Quallen’s bouncy rhyme is the perfect match Popular author: In addition to Chicks Rule!, Sudipta Bardhan– Quallen is the author of smash hits such as Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! and Quackenstein Hatches a Family

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4570-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Chicks Rule! ISBN 978-1-4197-3414-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Rocker Chick loves to jam out alone in her room. She strums her guitar and belts into her tailfeather brush. But she’s too chicken to perform for a crowd. When she’s invited to play a big show at the local barn, Rocker Chick isn’t sure she’s brave enough to take the stage. Thankfully, her peeps have her back. Each bringing their own strengths and skills, Rocker Chick’s friends help her find her inner rock star and step into the spotlight. This celebration of courage and commitment shows just how much friendship rocks!

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Sudipta Bardhan–Quallen is the author of many children’s books, including Chicks Rule!, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, and Quackenstein Hatches a Family. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Renée Kurilla is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including The Pickwicks’ Picnic. She is also the author– illustrator of One Springy, Singy Day. She lives just south of Boston with her family.

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More Than Sunny BY SHELLEY JOHANNES

Rain or shine, two siblings always find the silver lining in this joyful, shining picture–book debut

SELLING POINTS Optimistic outlook: Encourages us to embrace life with positive energy and look on the bright side Sibling love: This heartwarming sister–brother pair can “weather” anything together Picture–book debut from a favorite chapter book author: Johannes turns to picture books after the success of her Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker chapter books Fresh art style: Johannes’s illustrations have oodles of kid– friendly, playful energy

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4181-4 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

Is there anything better than a sunny day? How about a day that’s sunny . . . and birdy? Or breezy and buzzy? Blue and wishy? Cloudy and fishy? In this enchanting, buoyant picture–book debut from Shelley Johannes, a pair of siblings find the bright side during all the seasons of a year—bringing optimism, curiosity, and wonder to each situation they encounter, no matter the weather.

Shelley Johannes is the author–illustrator of the Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker chapter–book series. A former architectural designer, she has a fondness for tracing paper, process, and accidental discoveries. She and her family live in Michigan with two feathered friends, Max and Alex, who make every day sunny and birdy. More Than Sunny is her debut picture book.

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RUBE GOLDBERG’S SIMPLE NORMAL

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

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

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS Popular subject: Pulitzer Prize– winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg is an adjective in the dictionary and was on a U.S. postage stamp; the machines that bear his name are among the most–watched content on the Internet Strong track: The first picture book from this team is in its fifth printing and received the 2018 Parents’ Choice Gold Award STEAM hook: Rube Goldberg is part of STEM/STEAM initiatives worldwide and curricula across the U.S. Summer reading: The June publication and “day off” theme are perfectly timed for summer reading opportunities and ties into the Rube Goldberg Machine Contests and Challenges on rubegoldberg.com

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations * 40 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 5 to 9 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4830-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

A “definitely different” follow–up to Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day, written by Jennifer George, the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg, and illustrated by award–winning artist Ed Steckley. They imagine Rube Goldberg as a young inventor who builds complex machines to solve simple, everyday problems. Follow along as he invents zany chain– reaction contraptions to have the best day off from school ever—including a simple way to play fetch in the yard without leaving your bedroom, a self–operating swing, and a super simple series of movie snacking machines.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Jennifer George, Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter, was raised and lives in New York City. She is the legacy director of Rube Goldberg, Inc., a not–for–profit 501(c)–3, focused on STEM/STEAM education as taught through the legacy and artwork of its namesake. She is the author of Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day and The Art of Rube Goldberg. Ed Steckley is an award– winning print and advertising illustrator. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Queens, New York. He is on the board of directors of the National Cartoonist Society and is president of its New York City chapter.

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A Day for Rememberin' INSPIRED BY THE TRUE EVENTS OF THE FIRST MEMORIAL DAY WRITTEN BY LEAH HENDERSON, ILLUSTRATED BY FLOYD COOPER

A moving tribute to the little–known history behind the first Memorial Day, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper

SELLING POINTS Award–winning creative team: Henderson’s middle grade novel One Shadow on the Wall was a Children’s Africana Book Award Notable and a Bank Street Best Book. Cooper’s long list of accolades includes the Coretta Scott King Award and three Honors Little–known American history: This poignant story sheds light on the true origins of Memorial Day, which was begun in 1865 by newly freed enslaved people seeking to honor those who lost their lives fighting for their freedom Promotional opportunity: Published to coincide with Memorial Day 2021 (May 31)

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 6 to 9 Today is a special day. Eli knows it’s important if he’s allowed to miss one second of school, his “hard–earned right.” Inspired by true events and told through the eyes of a young boy, this is the deeply moving story about what is regarded as the first Memorial Day on May 1, 1865. Eli dresses up in his best clothes, Mama gathers the mayflowers, Papa straightens his hat, and together they join the crowds filling the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, with bouquets, crosses, and wreaths. Abolitionists, missionaries, teachers, military officers, and a sea of faces Black, Brown, and White, they march as one and sing for all those who gave their lives fighting for freedom during the Civil War. With poignant prose and celebratory, powerful illustrations, A Day for Rememberin’ shines light on the little–known history of this important holiday and reminds us never to forget the people who put their lives on the line for their country. The book is illustrated by award–winning illustrator Floyd Cooper and includes archival photos in the back matter, as well as an author’s note, bibliography, timeline, and index.

KIDS HOLIDAY, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-3630-8 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Leah Henderson writes for young readers of all ages, and her books have been named a Children’s Africana Book Awards Notable and a Bank Street Best Book. Leah holds an MFA in writing and is on the faculty of Spalding University’s graduate writing program. She resides in Washington, D.C. Floyd Cooper has received a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors for his illustrations. Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

Ride to Remember ISBN 978-1-4197-3685-8 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £14.99

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Code Breaker, Spy Hunter HOW ELIZEBETH FRIEDMAN CHANGED THE COURSE OF TWO WORLD WARS WRITTEN BY LAURIE WALLMARK, ILLUSTRATED BY BROOKE SMART.

Decode the story of Elizebeth Friedman, the cryptologist who took down gangsters and Nazi spies

SELLING POINTS Fascinating female subject: Elizebeth Friedman is a little– known female hero in history; her remarkable story is only now coming to light. This is the first children’s book available on the subject of Friedman’s life Acclaimed author: Laurie Wallmark has a great track and a ton of energy for promoting her books Hit genre: Picture book biographies—especially books about women—are succeeding in the marketplace Promotional opportunities: Publishing in time for Women’s History Month

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

AGES 6 and up PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-3963-7 In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizebeth Friedman (1892–1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA's first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015. From thwarting notorious rumrunners with only paper and pencil to “counter–spying into the minds and activities of” Nazis, Elizebeth held a pivotal role in the early days of US cryptology. No code was too challenging for her to crack, and Elizebeth’s work undoubtedly saved thousands of lives. Extensive back matter includes explanations of codes and ciphers, further information on cryptology, a bibliography, a timeline of Elizebeth’s life, plus secret messages for young readers to decode.

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Award–winning author Laurie Wallmark has written picture– book biographies of women in STEM fields ranging from computer science to mathematics, astronomy to code breaking. Her books have earned multiple starred reviews, been chosen as Junior Library Guild Selections, and received awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book, Cook Prize Honor, and Parents’ Choice Gold Medal. She is a former software engineer and computer science professor. She lives in Ringoes, New Jersey. You can find her at lauriewallmark.com and @lauriewallmark. Brooke Smart loves telling stories through her illustrations, especially stories about brave women from history. She has always loved to read, and growing up she could be found nightly falling asleep with a book on her chest. Illustrating books as a professional artist is a lifelong dream come true. She is living the busy, tired, happy, wonderful dream in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, their three kids, and their naughty cat named Sunshine. Learn more about her at brooke–smart.com.

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The People’s Painter HOW BEN SHAHN FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE WITH ART WRITTEN BY CYNTHIA LEVINSON, ILLUSTRATED BY EVAN TURK

A lyrically told, exquisitely illustrated biography of influential Jewish artist and activist Ben Shahn

SELLING POINTS Unsung figure of activism: Shahn’s work bravely exposed injustice and spoke to the marginalized Power duo: Levinson won the Crystal Kite and Carter G. Woodson awards. Turk is an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator and Marion Vannett Ridgway Award honoree, whose bold colors and expressive collage capture Shahn’s work Jewish interest: This stunning biography of an influential Jewish artist is told by two Jewish creators, and the art incorporates Hebrew lettering

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4130-2 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

“The first thing I can remember,” Ben said, “I drew.” As an observant child growing up in Lithuania, Ben Shahn yearns to draw everything he sees—and, after seeing his father banished by the Czar for demanding workers’ rights, he develops a keen sense of justice, too. So when Ben and the rest of his family make their way to America, Ben brings both his sharp artistic eye and his desire to fight for what’s right. As he grows, he speaks for justice through his art—by disarming classmates who bully him because he’s Jewish, by defying his teachers’ insistence that he paint beautiful landscapes rather than true stories, by urging the US government to pass Depression–era laws to help people find food and jobs. In this moving and timely portrait, award–winning author Cynthia Levinson and illustrator Evan Turk honor an artist, immigrant, and activist whose work still resonates today: a true painter for the people. Cynthia Levinson tells true stories about brave people and the injustices they’ve faced through words. She loves doing research, which has allowed her not only to visit Shahn’s studio but also to walk with foot soldiers of the civil rights movement, fall off a tightwire, and read letters in a condemned building surrounded by police tape. Cynthia’s books for young readers have won many awards. She lives in Austin and Boston. Evan Turk is an Ezra Jack Keats Book Award–winning illustrator, author, and animator. He is the author–illustrator of The Storyteller, Heartbeat, You are Home: An Ode to the National Parks, and A Thousand Glass Flowers. He also illustrated Grandfather Gandhi and Muddy, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. Originally from CO, Evan now lives in the Hudson River Valley with his husband and two cats.

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CARTON QTY: 20 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-320-3

ALSO AVAILABLE Funny Bones ISBN 978-1-4197-1647-8 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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The Stuff Between the Stars HOW VERA RUBIN DISCOVERED MOST OF THE UNIVERSE WRITTEN BY SANDRA NICKEL, ILLUSTRATED BY AIMÉE SICURO

An inspired biographical picture book about a female astronomer who makes huge discoveries about the mysteries of the night sky and changed the way we look at the universe

SELLING POINTS Women in STEM: This biography shines light on Vera Rubin’s groundbreaking work and helps to inspire the scientists of tomorrow Fascinating topic: Nickel makes complex scientific concepts accessible to the youngest readers, and Sicuro’s breathtaking illustrations bring the story to life Giftable package: The striking art and beautiful package make this the perfect gift for the youngest astronomers

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

AGES 6 to 9 PICTURE BOOK, KIDS NONFICTION, KIDS BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-3626-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Vera Rubin was one of the astronomers who discovered and named dark matter, the thing that keeps the universe hanging together. Throughout her career she was never taken seriously as a scientist because she was one of the only female astronomers at that time, but she didn’t let that stop her. She made groundbreaking and incredibly significant discoveries that scientists have only recently been able to really appreciate—and she changed the way that we look at the universe. A stunning portrait of a little–known trailblazer, The Stuff Between the Stars tells Vera’s story and inspires the youngest readers who are just starting to look up at the stars.

Sandra Nickel is a former NYC lawyer who now lives with her family in Switzerland. She is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in writing for children and young adults. Aimée Sicuro is an illustrator, picture book maker, and surface pattern designer who received a BFA in Illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and young sons.

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Horse Power HOW HORSES CHANGED THE WORLD BY JENNIFER THERMES

From their earliest evolution to the invention of the “horseless carriage,” this picture book captures how—for much of human history— horses powered the world!

SELLING POINTS Critically acclaimed author– illustrator: Jennifer Thermes received five starred reviews and an Orbis Pictus Honor for her latest picture book Manhattan Kid–friendly subject: An accessible survey of world history, perfect for kids who love animals, sports, maps, and (especially) horses Curriculum tie–in potential: Detailed back matter, including an author’s note, timeline, and more, makes this book an excellent resource for history lessons Magnificent maps: Packed with detailed maps for readers to pore over

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 11 1/4" - 286mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 248mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 8 to 12 PICTURE BOOK, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4945-2 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 For thousands of years, horses and humans lived, worked, and played together, side by side. From the time they were first domesticated to the invention of the wheel, saddle, bit, and bridle; horses brought far–flung lands closer together at the speed of a gallop. Trade, agriculture, transportation, and more were expanded in new ways—all made possible by the power of the horse. In dazzling spreads packed with maps, sidebars, and other hidden gems, explore the special connection between horses and humans. Discover how horses evolved and track their migration as they come to live on six continents. See the everyday jobs done by horses for centuries. And consider the profound changes that came about when gasoline– powered engines arrived on the scene. An encyclopedic look at this magnificent animal, Horse Power offers a unique view of world history from the ancient past to today. Jennifer Thermes is a map illustrator and the author–illustrator of books for children, including Manhattan, Charles Darwin’s Around–the–World Adventure and Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail. She lives in Connecticut.

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THE QUESTIONEERS

Sofia Valdez’s Big Project Book for Awesome Activists WRITTEN BY ANDREA BEATY, ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

An empowering, hands–on look at activism and the democratic process—featuring the newest Questioneer, Sofia Valdez

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS Bestselling series: The Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers and have sold more than 3 million copies Activism for tomorrow’s leaders: More young people are getting involved in activism, and Sofia encourages the youngest minds to stand up for what’s right and make a change in their community Hands–on format: Activity books are trending, and this book allows readers to interact with the stories and characters they love and while pursuing their own passions Familiar characters: Readers will recognize Sofia Valdez and her friends from the instant #1 bestseller Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 4 to 8 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4944-5 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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Get inspired to make a change in this project book from the team behind the bestselling Questioneers series. Sofia Valdez will take readers through more than 40 different activities that are all about activism, politics, and the governmental process. The youngest go–getters and change makers will learn what it takes to make a difference in their community. From drawing new parks and flags for your town, to a history of activism that prompts readers to imagine changes they’d like to see in their communities, to a guide on how to contact your elected officials, and so much more, this project book will appeal to the youngest activists and leaders of tomorrow.

Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioners series; Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies; Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau; and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.

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THE MAKING OF AMERICA

Franklin D. Roosevelt

SELLING POINTS

THE MAKING OF AMERICA #5

Classroom appeal: Perfect for curriculum on American presidents

BY TERI KANEFIELD

Now in paperback, the inspiring story of one of America’s greatest presidents Praise for the Making of America Series

Author track record: Kanefield has written numerous highly praised children’s books about American history

* “An eye–opening, accurately researched, well–written depiction.” —School Library Journal (for Andrew Jackson)

Acclaimed series: More than 65,000 copies sold in the Making of America series

“The story is told easily, making a founding father accessible to young readers the way Lin–Manuel Miranda has done on Broadway.” —VOYA (for Alexander Hamilton)

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“A solid addition for understanding America’s story.” —Kirkus Reviews (for Abraham Lincoln)

* 272 pages

* Black-and-white archival images throughout * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 10 to 14 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS BIOGRAPHY, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-4245-3 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Alexander Hamilton ISBN 978-1-4197-2943-0 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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ËxHSLELJy741043z The fifth book in the Making of America series, Franklin D. Roosevelt examines the life of America’s 32nd president: his birth into one of America’s elite families, his domineering mother, his marriage to Eleanor Roosevelt, his struggle with polio, and his political career. A Democrat, Roosevelt (1882–1945) won a record four presidential elections and is the longest–serving US president. During his time in office, he led the country through the Great Depression and World War II, and helped to redefine the role of the US government with the New Deal. Scholars often rate him as one of the three greatest presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The book includes selections from FDR’s writings in addition to endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School, The Extraordinary Suzy Wright, the Making of America series, and more. Her awards include the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and the Carter G. Woodson Book Award. She lives in San Luis Obispo, on the central California coast.

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FIRST NAMES

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

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

SELLING POINTS Famous figure: Beyoncé is a beloved household name and one of the biggest pop stars in history. She’s sold millions of albums and is one of the best– known and most influential living artists. Series praise: The First Names series received a starred review from Kirkus Accessible read: The colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this book perfect for reluctant readers

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

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS BIOGRAPHY, JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5371-8 US $9.99 CAN $12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Harry Houdini (The First Names Series) ISBN 978-1-4197-4090-9 US $6.99 CAN $8.99

ËxMalala HSLELJy740909z Yousafzai (The First Before she was an international superstar and feminist icon, Beyoncé was a girl from Texas who loved to sing and dance. As a member of Destiny’s Child, she climbed the charts and became a member of one of the most famous girl groups in history. This launched Beyoncé into her solo career, and since then, she’s become an unstoppable force in music and pop culture. Beyond music, she is a successful businesswoman and activist who helps bring issues of race and gender into the global conversation. Empowering and inspirational, Beyoncé tells the story of the woman who showed that girls can run the world. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!

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Nansubuga Isdahl was born to Ugandan parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving a master’s degree in diplomacy, she began working in international development in East and Southern Africa. She currently works as a technical writer and editor for international organizations as well as a children’s book author. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband and daughter. Tammy Taylor is an illustrator who enjoys drawing children’s books and manga–style comics. When she isn’t drawing, she teaches others about comics and makes games. She lives and works in London.

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FIRST NAMES

Ada Lovelace (The First Names Series) WRITTEN BY BEN JEAPES, ILLUSTRATED BY NICK WARD

Now in paperback, meet the woman who made coding cool—and possible Praise for The First Name series * “Stimulating portraits of two colorful, driven historical figures.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for Harry Houdini and Amelia Earhart) “A nice step–up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series” —School Library Connection (for Harry Houdini and Amelia Earhart) “The illustrations may prove to be comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” —School Library Journal (for Harry Houdini and Amelia Earhart) “A chatty and engaging read.” —Booklist (for Harry Houdini)

SELLING POINTS Series praise: The First Names series received a starred review from Kirkus, and School Library Connection said it was “a nice step–up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series” Women in STEM: Ada Lovelace was a pioneer of computer science and mathematics—and this is a unique look at her inspiring story Accessible read: Colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this perfect for reluctant readers

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-4675-8 US $6.99 CAN $8.99

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Before she was a famous mathematician and the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the famous Lord Byron. Byron died when Ada was very young, and Ada’s mother encouraged her interest in mathematics in an attempt to prevent Ada from turning into a melancholy poet like her father. Ada grew up and married a count, and as a countess, she was given access to some of England’s greatest scientists and authors, including Charles Babbage, who was working to develop an analytical engine. Seeing the potential in computers, Ada partnered with Charles and used her mathematical skills to create an algorithm that could make such a machine possible. Fascinating and lively, Ada Lovelace tells the story of the woman who helped pioneer computing! It includes a timeline, a glossary, and an index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!

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Ben Jeapes is author of five novels and runs his own independent science–fiction publishing house, based in Abingdon–on–Thames, Oxfordshire. Nick Ward is the creator of several hugely popular picture books for children that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have been translated into numerous languages. He lives in England.

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Malala Yousafzai (The First Names Series) WRITTEN BY LISA WILLIAMSON, ILLUSTRATED BY MIKE SMITH

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

SELLING POINTS Inspiring modern heroine: Malala is now a household name, and her story is a great inspiration for young people who are becoming involved in activism Accessible read: Colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this perfect for reluctant readers Series praise: The First Names series received a starred review from Kirkus, and School Library Connection said it was “a nice step–up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series”

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-4680-2 US $6.99 CAN $8.99

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Before Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was just a girl fighting for her education in Pakistan. Growing up, Malala’s father encouraged her to be politically active and speak out about her educational rights. When she did, she was shot by a member of the Taliban and the story received worldwide media coverage. Protests and petitions from around the world helped to pass an educational–rights bill in Pakistan, and Malala used this platform to continue her activism and fight for women’s rights. Inspiring and moving, Malala Yousafzai tells the story of one girl’s bravery in her fight for equal rights. It includes a timeline, a glossary, and an index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!

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Lisa Williamson is an award–winning, bestselling author. She studied drama at Middlesex University and has acted on both stage and screen. She lives in England. Mike Smith is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books and the winner of the Macmillan Prize For Children’s Picture Book Illustration. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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Strange Nature THE INSECT PORTRAITS OF LEVON BISS WRITTEN BY GREGORY MONE, PHOTOGRAPHS BY LEVON BISS

A highly original collection of photographs that unlocks the hidden beauty of the insect world—now adapted for young readers!

SELLING POINTS Hit category: Books about bugs are highly popular for kids, and Biss’s photos offer a closer look at some of the most vibrant from around the world Gifty package: Stunning photographs and kid–friendly text combine to make a fascinating and unique gift Educational tool: Strange Nature highlights the most interesting specimens from Oxford University’s Natural Science collection; the book is a wonderful tool for young readers who want to learn more about the insects around us

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

AGES 8 to 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3166-2 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 ALSO AVAILABLE Adapted from the adult title Microsculpture, this book for young readers is a unique photographic study of insects in mind– blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large–scale formats to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. The book also features an all–new, kid–friendly text from acclaimed science writer Gregory Mone, who brings the insects to life for young readers with plenty of humor and fascinating facts.

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Gregory Mone is the author of several bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award–winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard. Levon Biss is an award–winning British photographer. His work has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums all over the world.

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THE FLYTRAP FILES

DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire! (DJ Funkyfoot #1) WRITTEN BY TOM ANGLEBERGER, ILLUSTRATED BY HEATHER FOX

A wacky spin–off chapter book series in the world of the Flytrap Files, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger

SELLING POINTS Superstar team: Angleberger is a New York Times bestselling author and his wacky humor and lively writing really shine in the chapter–book category. Heather Fox has illustrated a number of beloved picture books, including Llama Destroys the World, which has received two starred reviews Series success: The Flytrap Files series has sold over 240,000 copies and fans of the series will spot some of their favorite characters in this newest trilogy Popular category: This hilarious illustrated series will appeal to fans of The Bad Guys and Mac B., Kid Spy

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4728-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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CARTON QTY: 44 You’d think from his name that DJ Funkyfoot was a rad hip–hop star, but that’s just the name his parents gave him. DJ Funkyfoot is actually a dog who’s always dreamed of being a butler! He’s the butler–iest butler to have ever buttled, but finding a butler gig is hard these days! So DJ Funkyfoot takes on a job that’s almost like being a butler . . . He becomes a nanny for a baby—and not just any baby: ShrubBaby, an adorable baby shrub. ShrubBaby may seem cute and cuddly, but she’s got a taste for chaos, thrills, fertilizer, and fame! While a nanny might say “no” to this baby’s whims, a good butler says “yes.” So DJ Funkyfoot says “yes” to every single thing ShrubBaby wants to do. When adventure calls, ShrubBaby says, “Let’s go!” and DJ Funkyfoot says, “Very good, m’lady, I’ll fetch your stroller.” The books will take place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap and Didi Dodo, Future Spy, but do not require knowledge of the world.

Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series and the Flytrap Files series, as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia. Heather Fox is an illustrator of stories for children. When she isn’t creating, she’s probably drinking a hot cup of coffee, eating Chinese food, or chasing down her dog (Sir Hugo) who has stolen one of her socks. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband (and author!) Jonathan Stutzman.

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY JEFF KINNEY

The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney

SELLING POINTS Global phenomenon: With more than 250 million copies sold worldwide in 65 languages and 76 editions, Wimpy Kid has brand–new animated films coming from Disney+ Mega bestselling series: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 700 weeks! A #1 bestseller on the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound lists Wide social media reach: 5 million+ Facebook likes; 9 million + YouTube views; 58,000+ Twitter followers; and 70,000+ Instagram followers

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 black and white illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4868-4 US $14.99 CAN $17.99

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In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross–country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation—or if they’re already in too deep. And don’t miss an all–new fantasy from Greg's best friend in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, the follow–up to the instant #1 bestseller Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.

CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-165-0

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Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Wrecking Ball, book 14, was published in November 2019, and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure was published in August 2020, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Book Box BY JEFF KINNEY

Give the gift of Rowley—not one but two awesome friendly books from Jeff Kinney, creator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

SELLING POINTS Global phenomenon: With more than 250 million copies sold worldwide in 65 languages and 76 editions, Wimpy Kid has brand–new animated films coming from Disney+ Mega bestselling series: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 700 weeks! A #1 bestseller on the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound lists Successful spin–off: Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was an instant #1 global bestseller and continues to be a fixture at the top of multiple bestseller lists Wide social media reach: 5 million+ Facebook likes; 9 million+ YouTube views; 58,000+ Twitter followers; and 70,000+ Instagram followers Also Available: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Best Friends Box (978–1–4197–4574–4) or The Deep End: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 15 (978–1–4197–4868–4)

SPECIFICATIONS * 448 pages * Boxed Set - Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER Move over Greg Heffley, Rowley Jefferson is a bestselling author, too. And now you can have both of Rowley’s books in the brand–new Awesome Friendly Box—Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. It’s Wimpy Kid like you’ve never seen it before. This collectible boxed set comes in a specially designed package—a must–have gift for fans new and old.

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Wrecking Ball, book 14, was published in November 2019, and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure was published in August 2020, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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THE FABLED STABLES

Trouble with Tattle-Tails (The Fabled Stables Book #2) WRITTEN BY JONATHAN AUXIER, ILLUSTRATED BY OLGA DEMIDOVA

Book 2 in The Fabled Stables series from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Auxier introduces a new one–of–a–kind creature: the Tattle–Tail!

SELLING POINTS Bestselling author: Jonathan Auxier’s The Night Gardener was a New York Times bestseller, and his latest novel Sweep received six starred reviews and was an Indie Next Pick Accessible read: Illustrated in full–color, these books are perfect for emerging readers to try reading on their own or for family read–alouds Evergreen themes and dynamic wordplay: Each story explores familiar chapter–book themes like friendship, courage, and standing up for what’s right. Plus, they’re jam packed with silly puns and wordplay that will delight parents and children alike

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 6 to 9 ISBN 978-1-4197-4272-9 US $12.99 UK £8.99

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Auggie and his magical companions are tending to the Fabled Stables when the building shakes and shudders to make room for a new arrival: the Tattle–Tail. Auggie and friends travel through the portal to a town called Rainbow’s End in search of this mysterious creature. Auggie assumes that the Tattle–Tail is in danger, but he learns that it’s actually the town that needs rescuing . . . from an infestation of Tattle–Tails! These talking tails have taken over, attaching themselves to every backside in town (including Auggie’s!). The Tails tattle on whomever they’re attached to: She picked her nose! He just double–dipped! The constant stress of being tattled on has thrown all of Rainbow’s End into chaos! Soon, Auggie and friends hatch a plan to collect the Tattle–Tails and bring them safely to the Stables—foiling a pair of evil bank robbers along the way.

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Jonathan Auxier is the New York Times bestselling and critically–acclaimed author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, The Night Gardener, and Sweep. He lives with his family in Pittsburgh. You can find him online at thescop.com. Olga Demidova has illustrated many books for children around the world. She studied at the Moscow Art Institute of Applied Arts. Find her online at olgademidova.ru.

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FOX & RABBIT

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

Book 3 in the Fox & Rabbit graphic novel series is full of surprises

SELLING POINTS Graphic novel for the younger crowd: This exciting format has vibrant, full–color art throughout and easy–to–read panels, perfect for emerging readers Dream team: Beth Ferry’s picture book Stick and Stone was a New York Times bestseller and Gergely Dudás’s fresh, hip style gives this series its distinct look Touch of fantasy: Book 3 introduces a dragon to the cast of characters in Fox and Rabbit’s world

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5183-7 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

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Fox and Rabbit are cooking up something very special for Sparrow’s birthday! Sparrow loves food, so Fox and Rabbit team up with Owl to create the world’s biggest pizza. But since they don't have the world's biggest oven, they don’t know how to cook it. Fox and Rabbit decide to ask for help from Dragon. They’ve never met Dragon (who hopefully likes to eat pizza, not foxes or rabbits . . .), so they find their courage together. Dragon wants to help but has never eaten pizza. In fact, Dragon has never had a friend or been to a birthday party before, either. It’s up to Fox and Rabbit to change all that! This third outing in the Fox & Rabbit series from Beth Ferry and Gergely Dudás celebrates the ways in which differences can bring friends together.

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Beth Ferry is the author of many books for young readers, including Caveboy Crush, The Scarecrow, and the New York Times bestselling Stick and Stone. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Gergely Dudás is a self–taught illustrator best known for his seek–and–find style web comics. He is the author–illustrator of the Bear’s Book of Hidden Things series. You can find his work on Instagram at @thedudolf. He lives in Budapest.

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BIG FOOT AND LITTLE FOOT

The Gremlin’s Shoes (Big Foot and Little Foot #5) WRITTEN BY ELLEN POTTER, ILLUSTRATED BY FELICITA SALA

In the fifth book in this charming chapter book series, a human boy and a young Sasquatch set off on an eventful treasure hunt through the North Woods

SELLING POINTS Critical acclaim: The series was a Junior Library Guild Selection and received a starred review from Booklist, who called it “warmhearted . . . particularly suited for reluctant readers” Seasoned team: Potter is a veteran author with a knack for chapter books, and Sala’s work has been selected as New York Times Best Illustrated Timely theme: Gently explores themes of “otherness” and “acceptance” Charming illustrations: Drawings on each spread make for a whimsical, inviting package

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 6 to 9 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4324-5 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 UK £9.99

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CARTON QTY: 48 Hugo and Boone were having a bad case of Nothing–to–do–itis: They have free time but can’t think of a single thing to do! Finally, they decide to head to Uncle Figgy’s Toy Store, where they discover the legendary Mad Marvin presenting his new invention: the Marvelous Monster Magnet! The only problem is the toy costs 25 nubbins––a huge sum! Hugo and Boone set off on an adventure to earn the money, a journey that leads them to a treasure hunt through the woods. As always, the friends will find much more than they expected!

Ellen Potter is the award–winning author of many books for children, including the Olivia Kidney series, Slob, The Kneebone Boy, and the Piper Green series. She lives in upstate New York. Felicita Sala is an award–winning illustrator of the Big Foot and Little Foot series, The Hideout, Be a Tree, and more. She has worked on several animation projects, but her passion is making picture books. She lives in Rome with her family.

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MERMAID SCHOOL

The Secrets of the Palace (Mermaid School #4) WRITTEN BY LUCY COURTENAY, ILLUSTRATED BY SHEENA DEMPSEY

The fourth chapter book in the charming, commercial series about a mermaid’s adventures at her new school

SELLING POINTS Commercial appeal: The sparkly covers and adorable spot illustration throughout makes for a sweet and commercial package Under the sea: Mermaids are perennially popular, and the tales of acceptance and learning to believe in yourself will really resonate with young readers Fin–tastic series: This is the fourth book in this sweet and sparkly series, so readers can now dive into and revisit all of Marnie’s underwater adventures again and again Two formats: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–4524–9) and paperback (978–1–4197– 4525–6) editions

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY

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Marnie Blue’s adventures at Lady Sealia Foam’s Mermaid School continue! Marnie is super excited because she’s going on a field trip to see the legendary palace of Queen Maretta with all her friends. But when her mom gets sick and can’t join the trip, Aunt Christabel agrees to come in her place—which is just a recipe for disaster! Christabel Blue is o–fish– ially the biggest troublemaker that the school has ever known. Will they board the whale–shark on time? Will the palace tour go off without a hitch? And just who is sneaking around the palace causing all the mischief?

Lucy Courtenay has worked on a number of series for young readers, as well as books for young adults. When not writing, she enjoys singing, reading, and traveling. She lives in Farnham, England, with her husband, her two sons, and a cat named Crumbles. Sheena Dempsey is a children’s book illustrator and author from Cork, Ireland, who was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award. She lives in London with her partner, Mick, and her retired racing greyhound, Sandy.

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Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion BY GREGORY MONE

Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion launches an exciting, action–packed new series about the underwater lost city

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

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

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3853-1 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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

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GARBAGE PAIL KIDS

Thrills and Chills (Garbage Pail Kids Book 2) BY R. L. STINE; INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY JEFF ZAPATA; COVER ILLUSTRATION BY JOE SIMKO

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop–culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for the second volume in this all–new illustrated middle–grade series sure to amuse, entertain, and blow readers away!

SELLING POINTS Cross–generational: Garbage Pail Kids has a loyal, dedicated fan base, and this series is sure to attract both loyal fans and a whole new generation of readers Mega–Star author: R.L. Stine’s mega–successful Goosebumps and Fear Street series have sold more than 400 million copies. He has nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook combined Popular brand: GPK is a classic, retro brand currently experiencing a strong resurgence in popularity via new trading cards and a wide array of licensed merchandise Bonus cards: Includes four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers!

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 208 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4363-4 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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CARTON QTY: 36 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-839-8 The Garbage Pail Kids are desperate to win the Smellville Pet Contest. But how can they compete against Good Boy, the perfect Chihuahua of the Perfect twins? Good Boy can stand on his head and do algebra problems blindfolded. But the whole thing goes out of control when our heroes meet five new kids who also call themselves the Garbage Pail Kids! Meet Windy Winston, Nat Nerd, Brett Sweat, Nasty Nancy, and Disgustin’ Justin. They all share the grand prize—a free all–day trip to Six Thrills Amusement Park. Will anyone have a good time? And will anyone survive? R.L. Stine has more than 400 million English–language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Besides Goosebumps, he has written series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher. The Topps Company, Inc., the originator of Garbage Pail Kids, is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary. Check out GPK via social media: #garbagepailkids, facebook.com/GarbagePailKids, garbagepailkids.com. Cover artist Joe Simko and interior illustrator Jeff Zapata are longtime, fan–favorite GPK artists with worldwide followings.

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Rivals

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BY TOMMY GREENWALD

Two 14–year–old boys, a reporter searching for the truth, and a crosstown basketball rivalry that goes too far

Author backlist: Game Changer has been selected for 15 state award master lists, was named a YALSA Top Ten pick, a Junior Library Guild Premier selection, and is now on its 8th printing Kid–friendly format: Rivals includes multimedia elements, making complex topics accessible to readers Popular topic: Middle schoolers love sports books, and this is a smart take on one of the most popular sports

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, JUVENILE, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4827-1 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE The people of Walthorne love their basketball—and one of the things they love most is the special rivalry between the Walthorne North Middle School Cougars and the Walthorne South Middle School Panthers. As the season begins, two star players are feeling the heat: Austin Chambers, captain of Walthorne North, worries that he’s not good enough to live up to his father's legacy, while across town, the brilliantly talented Carter Haswell, captain of Walthorne South, is already under pressure to get a scholarship that might ease his family's financial stress. While both boys do whatever they can to make sure their team wins, Alfie Jenks, a school sports reporter, discovers that behind–the–scenes scandals are just as much a part of youth sports as on–the–court action. When she blows the story wide open, the whole season is jeopardized. Told through a series of flashbacks, newspaper reports, social media posts, and interviews, Rivals will have readers tearing through the pages to see what happens next—and asking themselves if winning has become more important than doing the right thing. Tommy Greenwald’s Game Changer is on fourteen state lists, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a YALSA Top Ten pick, and a Junior Library Guild Premier selection. Greenwald is also the author of the Crimebiters! and Charlie Joe Jackson series, among many other books for children. Day job–wise, Tommy is the cofounder of Spotco Advertising, a theatrical and entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co–bookwriter (with Andrew Lippa) of John & Jen, an off–Broadway musical that has been produced around the country and internationally. To read woefully outdated information about him, visit tommygreenwald.com.

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BY DIANA HARMON ASHER

A shy seventh grader learns to step into the spotlight in this heartwarming middle–grade novel by acclaimed author, Diana Harmon Asher

Acclaimed author: Diana’s debut, Sidetracked, was selected as an ABA Indies Introduce title and for the ALA Notable Children’s Books list Theater story: The story features all the fun and wonder of musical theater Quiet power: Shira is a shy protagonist who learns to step into the spotlight, and the story celebrates what introverts can do

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

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4081-7 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Sidetracked ISBN 978-1-4197-3139-6 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

Shira Gordon is painfully shy. She rarely speaks and blushes at everything. And yet, when she’s alone in her room, she’ll sing and dance, dreaming she were different. So when her best friend forces her to audition for their school’s production of The Music Man, she’s mostly hoping the play will get canceled . . . but a tiny part of her hopes she’ll get in. And she does. As a member of the barbershop quartet. Playing a dude with a mustache is not exactly her dream role, but Shira is surprised by how much she loves rehearsing with her quirky new friends. When her teacher asks her to understudy the lead role, Marian the Librarian, she reluctantly accepts. It’s not easy to understudy Monica Manley, an eighth–grade diva who will not be upstaged. And things get even more complicated when a mysterious prankster starts playing tricks on Monica and Shira’s crush joins the cast. But something keeps Shira going, and it might just be Marian herself. Sure, Marian is a leading lady, but she’s also misunderstood, lonely . . . and shy. And if a star can be shy, then maybe, just maybe, a shy person can be a star.

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Diana Harmon Asher is the author of Sidetracked, which was an ABA Indies Introduce Book and an ALA Notable Children’s Book. She is the mother of three sons and is deeply immersed in reading and writing programs at the nonprofit organization the Children’s Village and at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, both in Westchester, New York.

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DERBY DAREDEVILS

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

Book 3 in this highly illustrated middle–grade series stars shy Tomoko and finds the team at roller derby summer camp in nearby Dallas Praise for Derby Daredevils Book 1: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team * “This is a great pick about fierce young ladies coming together through sports. The book has loads of action and plenty of heart.” —Booklist, starred review * “A great addition to juvenile sports fiction for school and public libraries. Perfect for fans of Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl, and readers seeking stories about sports–loving girls supporting each other.” —School Library Journal, starred review

SELLING POINTS Sports hook: There aren’t many middle–grade series that star girls’ sports teams, and Derby Daredevils features a fierce crew of female skaters that helps fill that gap Ring of authenticity: Kit Rosewater is an #ownvoices queer author, has trained as a derby referee, and is a roller derby aficionado Irresistible read: High–energy illustrations from Sophie Escabasse make for a cinematic package and an accessible read

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5172-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE School’s out, and the Derby Daredevils are excited to spend all summer tearing up the track. But, the coaches have something special planned: the Austin league is heading to Dallas for a week of roller derby sleepaway camp! Tomoko could not be more excited—she loves roller derby and her team. Plus, she’s been going camping with her uncle every summer since she can remember. She’s got all the gear and the skills she needs for two weeks in the great outdoors. But roller derby camp isn’t in the great outdoors. It’s in the middle of the city. And it means meeting a bunch of new kids, which isn’t exactly a strength for shy, introverted Tomoko. Disappointed, she puts her head down and skates hard until the team gets lost in the middle of Dallas—without a grown–up or a cell phone to guide them back to camp. Tomoko uses her wilderness skills and navigational know–how to lead them home and her calm demeanor to keep everyone feeling safe.

Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team ISBN 978-1-4197-5184-4 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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Kit Rosewater has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Hollins University. She lives in Albuquerque. Find her online at kitrosewater.com or @kitrosewater. Sophie Escabasse is the author– illustrator of the forthcoming graphic novel trilogy The Witches of Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Find her online at esofii.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @esofiii.

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MISSION MULTIVERSE

Mission Multiverse BY REBECCA CAPRARA

Back to the Future meets Stranger Things in this middle–grade multiverse odyssey!

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

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

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4823-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 24 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-024-0 With Earth’s destruction a mere 30 days away, the fate of humankind rests in the hands of a group of trumpet–wielding band geeks During a school field trip to NASA headquarters, five middle school band geeks—Dev, Austin, Tessa, Isaiah, and Meryl —are accidently sent to an alternate universe when a project–in–progress goes haywire. The five Space Cadets find themselves in the hands of the Inter Galactic Planning Committee, who inform them that their own universe’s destruction is imminent. Against all odds they must find a way to rescue their families—and all of humankind. Rebecca Caprara is a children’s book author and illustrator. She graduated from Cornell University and practiced architecture for several years before shifting her focus from bricks to books. An avid globetrotter, she has traveled to more than 50 countries, and has lived in Italy, Singapore, and Canada. She is now growing roots in Massachusetts with her family.

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DISNEY’S SPOOKY ZONE

Duckscares: The Nightmare Formula BY TOMMY GREENWALD; ILLUSTRATED BY ELISA FERRARI

Introducing an all–new series of spooky middle–grade mysteries starring Disney’s world–famous troublemaking triplets Huey, Dewey, and Louie

SELLING POINTS Beloved brand: Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews have been freshly introduced to the latest generation with their own show, Duck Tales, currently airing on Disney XD Award–winning author: Tommy Greenwald brings thrills and humor to this series; Game Changer has sold more than 30,000 copies, has been selected for 15 state master lists, was a YALSA Top Ten Book, and was a Junior Library Guild Premier selection Great for reluctant readers: With two–color illustrations on every page, this series is a perfect fit for reluctant readers

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 208 pages * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 8 to 12

Huey, Dewey, and Louie—the world–famous nephews of Donald Duck—are off on a globetrotting adventure! When the boys are suddenly (and confusingly) selected for a prestigious exchange program, they head off to Germany, where they learn about soccer, the local culture . . . and a spooky plot plaguing their new friends. What’s all this about a haunting? Written by acclaimed author Tommy Greenwald and featuring two–color illustrations throughout, this series starter is perfect for young mystery fans. Tommy Greenwald's Game Changer has been named an Amazon Best Book of the Month and a Junior Library Guild Premier selection. He is also the author of the Crimebiters! and Charlie Joe Jackson series, among many other books for children. Day job–wise, Greenwald is the cofounder of Spotco Advertising, a theatrical and entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co–bookwriter (with Andrew Lippa) of John & Jen, an off–Broadway musical that has been produced around the country and internationally. To read woefully outdated information about him, visit tommygreenwald.com.

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5077-9 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

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The Chance to Fly BY ALI STROKER AND STACY DAVIDOWITZ

A heartfelt middle–grade novel about a theater–loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations—and gravity—from Tony award– winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz

SELLING POINTS Pitch–perfect team: Stroker is the first actress who uses a wheelchair to appear on Broadway and the first to win a Tony. Davidowitz is a playwright and writer. They’re the perfect team to bring Nat’s story to life #Ownvoices story: Nat's heartwarming and empowering journey into the spotlight will resonate with young disabled readers who yearn to see themselves represented in story Wicked fun: Lyrics from Wicked are included in the story, so young theater fans can sing along with Nat and her friends

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

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4393-1 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-897-8 Thirteen–year–old Nat Beacon loves a lot of things: her dog Warbucks, her best friend Chloe, and competing on her wheelchair racing team, the Zoomers, to name a few. But there’s one thing she’s absolutely OBSESSED with: MUSICALS! From Hamilton to Les Mis, there’s not a cast album she hasn’t memorized and belted along to. She’s never actually been in a musical though, or even seen an actor who uses a wheelchair for mobility on stage. Would someone like Nat ever get cast? But when Nat’s family moves from California to New Jersey, Nat stumbles upon auditions for a kids’ production of Wicked, one of her favorite musicals ever! And she gets into the ensemble! The other cast members are super cool and inclusive (well, most of them)— especially Malik, the male lead and cutest boy Nat’s ever seen. But when things go awry a week before opening night, will Nat be able to cast her fears and insecurities aside and “Defy Gravity” in every sense of the song title?

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Ali Stroker made history as the first actress who uses a wheelchair to appear on Broadway in Michael Arden’s revival of Spring Awakening and the first person in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award for her role in Daniel Fish’s production of Oklahoma! Stroker is the first wheelchair user to graduate from the NYU Tisch drama program, and she has starred, recurred, and guested in numerous network television productions, including Glee. This is her debut novel. Stacy Davidowitz is the author of the Camp Rolling Hills series and co–author of Camp Rolling Hills the Musical, which continues to have productions across the country. She is also the author of the Hanazuki series based on Hasbro’s YouTube series. When she is not writing, she is teaching creative writing and musical theater in schools, foster care facilities, and juvenile detention centers. She is a proud graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University, where she earned degrees in drama and acting. Fun fact: Growing up, she was in seven productions of Annie. Stacy lives in Manhattan with her husband and twin boys.

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KIND AT ALL COSTS BY LAURIE MORRISON

A thoughtful middle–grade novel about caring for others and for yourself––and what it truly means to be kind and vulnerable

Pitch–perfect voice: Morrison’s previous books, Every Shiny Thing and Up for Air, have received great praise and starred reviews. Her voice is perfect for the older middle–grade age group Relatable themes: The story discusses what it means to be “a good person” and assures young readers that just because you have unkind thoughts doesn’t mean you’re an unkind person— an important theme that's not often talked about with middle schoolers Cross promotion: Will publish alongside the paperback of Up for Air, which will include a teaser chapter in the back

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4125-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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Thirteen–year–old Ivy Campbell has always been a good kid: She supports her soccer–star brother, bakes with her nana, and puts her friends’ needs before her own. So of course, Ivy is 100 percent supportive when her mom decides to be a gestational surrogate. But when Ivy finds out the surrogacy treatment worked and her mom is pregnant—and has been for weeks—she’s shocked that she’s jealous and worried about what others will think. And most of all, she’s ashamed that she isn’t reacting to this news in the right way. The Ivy way. Ivy is determined to prove to herself that she’s just as unselfish as she’s always believed, and she gets the chance to do that when she receives an anonymous email from someone who needs her help. But the more Ivy dives into helping this anonymous person, the further she gets from the people she loves—and from the person who she wants to be. Laurie Morrison taught middle school for 10 years before writing Every Shiny Thing, her middle–grade debut with co–author Cordelia Jensen, and Up for Air. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Philadelphia.

CARTON QTY: 28 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-750-6

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Thanks a Lot, Universe BY CHAD LUCAS

A moving middle–grade debut for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t belong

SELLING POINTS Sparkling debut: Lucas has a spot–on middle–grade voice. The story deals with heavier topics in a delicate manner and is equal parts heart–wrenching and heartwarming #Ownvoices narrative: Ezra is based on the author’s own experiences as a queer, African Canadian person, and the other characters in the story reflect the diversity in the real world Empathetic story: Emotional intelligence is an important skill, and the fact that both boys are learning to be vulnerable and talk about their feelings will resonate with young reader

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

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-5102-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-134-6 Brian has always been anxious, whether at home, or in class, or on the basketball court. His dad tries to get him to stand up for himself and his mom helps as much as she can, but after he and his brother are placed in foster care, Brian starts having panic attacks. And he doesn’t know if things will ever be “normal” again . . . Ezra’s always been popular. He’s friends with most of the kids on his basketball team—even Brian, who usually keeps to himself. But now, some of his friends have been acting differently, and Brian seems to be pulling away. Ezra wants to help, but he worries if he’s too nice to Brian, his friends will realize that he has a crush on him . . . But when Brian and his brother run away, Ezra has no choice but to take the leap and reach out. Both boys have to decide if they’re willing to risk sharing parts of themselves they’d rather hide. But if they can be brave, they might just find the best in themselves—and each other.

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Chad Lucas has been in love with words since he attempted his first novel on a typewriter in the sixth grade. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, communications advisor, freelance writer, part–time journalism instructor, and parenting columnist. A proud descendant of the historic African Nova Scotian community of Lucasville, he lives with his family near Halifax, Nova Scotia. He enjoys coaching basketball and is rarely far from a cup of tea. Thanks a Lot, Universe is his debut novel.

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The Ship of Stolen Words BY FRAN WILDE

A group of goblins steal a boy’s ability to apologize in this lively middle–grade fantasy from Nebula Award–winning author Fran Wilde

SELLING POINTS Unique world: Wilde’s fantasy is unlike anything else. She crafts creatures and worlds and magic that will enchant young readers and take them on a journey unlike any other Award–winning author: Riverland received two starred reviews, was on NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge, and won the 2019 Andre Norton Nebula Award Cross promotion: The paperback of Riverland will publish alongside The Ship of Stolen Words and include a sample chapter

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

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-4950-6 US $17.99 CAN $22.99

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CARTON QTY: 28 No matter how much trouble Sam gets in, he knows that he can always rely on his magic word, “sorry,” to get him out of a pinch. Teasing his little sister too much? Sorry! Hurt someone’s feelings in class? Sorry! Forgot to do his chores? So sorry! But when goblins come and steal his “sorry,” he can’t apologize for anything anymore. To get his “sorry” back and stop the goblins from stealing anyone else’s words, Sam will have to enter the goblins’ world and try and find the depository of stolen words. There, he meets Tolver, a young goblin who’s always dreamed of adventure. Tolver longs to use the goblin technology — which can turn words into fuel to power ships—to set off and explore, but his grandma warns him that the goblin prospectors will only bring trouble. Together, Tolver and Sam will have to outsmart the cruel prospectors and save the day before Sam’s parents ground him forever! Fran Wilde is the award–winning author of Riverland, which won the 2020 Andre Norton Nebula Award, and The Bone Universe trilogy, which won the Andre Norton Award and the Compton Crook Award. She also writes for publications, including the Washington Post and Tor.com. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, dog, and a LOUD parakeet.

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The Republic of Birds BY JESSICA MILLER

A young witch must save her sister from evil birds in this masterful middle–grade fantasy

SELLING POINTS Critical darling: Miller’s debut received three starred reviews, including from Kirkus Reviews, who called it “a clever story where nothing is as it seems” Lush fantasy: Witches, birds, and Russian folklore collide in this imaginative world, perfect for fans of Jonathan Auxier and Kate Milford Strong female characters: Features a bold female lead on a moving journey to save her sister

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white map in the front * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3675-9 US $17.99 CAN $22.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-563-2

ALSO AVAILABLE In the land of Tsaretsvo, civil war has divided the human kingdom from the Republic of Birds. Magic is outlawed, and young witches are sent to a mysterious boarding school, from which no one has returned. Olga and her family live a life of dull privilege in the capital until her father displeases the tyrannical tsarina. The family is sent off into exile at the Imperial Center for Avian Observation, an isolated shack near the Republic of Birds. Unlike the rest of her family, Olga doesn’t particularly mind their strange new life. She never fit into aristocratic society as well as her perfect younger sister, Mira. What does worry Olga is her blossoming magical abilities. If anyone found out, they’d send her away. But then Mira is kidnapped by the birds, and Olga has no choice but to enter the forbidden Republic, a dangerous world full of iagas, talking birds, and living dreams. To navigate the Republic and save her sister, she’ll need her wits, her cunning—and even her magic.

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Jessica Miller is the author of Elizabeth and Zenobia and a PhD student from Brisbane, Australia. She currently lives in Germany.

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THE FLASH: CROSSOVER CRISIS

The Flash: The Legends of Forever (Crossover Crisis #3) BY BARRY LYGA

The Legends of Tomorrow enter the fray in this epic conclusion to the Crossover Crisis trilogy

RIGHTS: US and Canada, English SELLING POINTS Explosive crossover: A must– read for fans of The Flash and D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow, with a multiverse–wide threat that will take all the heroes—including the super teams from Arrow and Supergirl—to stop Thrilling conclusion: The final installment in the trilogy by bestselling author Barry Lyga Hotter than ever: The CW shows set in the Arrowverse continue to drive highly anticipated crossover events year after year

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

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4686-4 US $13.99 CAN $17.99

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The Flash and his friends have defeated Anti–Matter Man, but the race to save the multiverse is far from over. As a threat looms large at the end of Time itself, Barry, his Kryptonian allies, and the Green Arrow seek help from the leading experts on time travel, the Legends of Tomorrow. Meanwhile, Cisco has been taken by a mysterious figure—and Owlman’s plans for Madame Xanadu come to a thrilling head. Picking right up where Supergirl’s Sacrifice left off, this action–packed adventure brings the Crossover Crisis to a dramatic conclusion beyond the end of the universe.

Flash: Green Arrow’s Perfect Shot (Crossover Crisis #1) ISBN 978-1-4197-4694-9 US $8.99 CAN $11.99

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Barry Lyga is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers series and many other middle– grade and young adult titles. A self–proclaimed The Flash fanatic, Barry lives and podcasts near New York City with his family. Follow him online at barrylyga.com.

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BIG IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

A Shot in the Arm! BIG IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD #3 BY DON BROWN

Award–winning author Don Brown explores a very timely subject: the history of vaccines

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS Celebrated author: Brown is well known to booksellers, teachers, and librarians and has received many accolades, praise, and acclaim Timely topic: Brown’s expertly researched take on vaccines includes COVID–19 and the race to find a vaccine Popular format: The graphic novel genre remains hugely popular, especially in the area of nonfiction Series praise: Books 1 and 2 in the Big Ideas That Changed the World series have received multiple starred reviews, and Rocket to the Moon! was chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12 GRAPHIC NOVELS, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5001-4 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 UK £9.99

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CARTON QTY: 28 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-090-5 Big Ideas that Changed the World—a graphic novel series—celebrates the hard–won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. A Shot in the Arm!, book 3, is the history of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious disease. Beginning with smallpox—humankind's greatest affliction to date—and concluding with an overview of the COVID– 19 pandemic, Brown traces the evolution of vaccines and examines deadly diseases such as measles, polio, rabies, and influenza. Narrated by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who popularized inoculation in England in the early 18th century, the book covers how our immune systems work, the discovery of bacteria, and major achievements from scientists like Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Edward Jenner, the “father of immunology.” Brown also tackles the public and political response to vaccination throughout history, addressing head–on the anti–vaccination movement and debunking false claims that vaccines cause autism. Includes an author’s note, timeline, bibliography, notes, and index.

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Don Brown is the award–winning author and illustrator of many nonfiction graphic novels and picture books. His books have been called “masterful” and “a must for youth graphic collections.” Brown has received an Eisner nomination, two Sibert Honors, a Horn Book Best Book honor, a YALSA award, and multiple starred reviews, among other awards and notices. He lives in Hudson Valley, New York, with his family.

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TALES OF GREAT GODDESSES

Athena

RIGHTS: North America SELLING POINTS

GODDESS OF WISDOM AND WAR IMOGEN AND ISABEL GREENBERG

A spunky, feminist take on the myth of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and courage

Popular topic: Greek mythology is perennially popular, and this is a fresh, feminist take on one of the best–known goddesses Beautiful package: Striking art and gold foil on the cover will make this book stand out on the shelves Series launch: This is the start of an exciting new middle–grade graphic novel series about goddesses. The second book— about Gaia, the Greek goddess of Earth—is coming in Spring 2022

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 96 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JUNE

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CARTON QTY: 26 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-068-4

ALSO AVAILABLE One Dead Spy (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #1) ISBN 978-1-4197-0396-6 From the moment she sprung from Zeus’s head, Athena was extraordinary. Even though some doubted her as a young goddess, Athena never backed down from a fight. Poseidon wants to be the patron god of a nearby city? Well, so does Athena! And she’s going to outwit him and found Athens. Perseus doesn’t know how to defeat Medusa? No problem! Athena can give him the knowledge (and shield) he needs to take off her head. Odysseus is lost at sea, seemingly doomed? Not anymore! Athena can get him home. Follow the goddess of wisdom through her adventures with gods and mortals, discover the perils of crossing her, and see how she eventually learned to better understand and aid the human race.

Isabel Greenberg is an award–winning illustrator, comic artist, and writer. Her graphic novels have received starred reviews, won the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards, and won the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, among other praise. Isabel has worked with a variety of clients, including the Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust, and the New York Times. She lives in London and enjoys illustrating all things historical. Imogen Greenberg loves writing history books and myths for children. When not writing, she works in arts and theater administration. She lives in London.

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JOJO’S SWEET ADVENTURES

The Great Candy Caper (JoJo's Sweet Adventures) BY JOJO SIWA

An all–new graphic novel adventure starring Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa

RIGHTS: North American English SELLING POINTS Social media maven: JoJo has nearly 10 million Instagram followers Worldwide tour: JoJo’s D.R.E.A.M. tour visited seven countries Spin–off of successful series: The JoJo and BowBow chapter book series has sold more than 670,000 copies Exciting format: The first original graphic novel starring JoJo featuring full–color art in hardcover (978–1–4197–5338–1) and paperback (978–1–4197– 5337–4) editions

SPECIFICATIONS * Fulll-color illustrations throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5338-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Take the Stage (JoJo and BowBow Book #1) ISBN 978-1-4197-3601-8 US $6.99 CAN $8.99

Gumdrops and chocolate and lollipops, oh, my! JoJo has been asked to perform at the opening of a new candy–themed amusement park in Hollywood Hills—and best of all, she’s allowed to bring two guests for an exclusive tour before the grand opening! She invites Kyra and Grace to a land where their wildest candy–related fantasies are sure to come true. But when Grace goes missing in the gumball pit, what are JoJo and Kyra to do? A madcap search through a magical candy wonderland results in some sweet surprises for all!

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JoJo Siwa is an entrepreneur, Nickelodeon talent, author, YouTube personality, and former costar of the hit show Dance Moms. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

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The Follower

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BY KATE DOUGHTY

A spine–tingling YA thriller based on a true story

Hot category: YA thrillers are perennially successful in the market and dominate the bestseller lists Based on a true story:The Follower loosely follows the real– life story of a New Jersey family Fresh hook: A searing examination of the insidious effects of social media adds another juicy and commercial layer to the story Page–turning read: Kate Doughty’s evocative, fast–paced writing makes this thriller impossible to put down

SPECIFICATIONS * 368 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 13 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-4801-1 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 24 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-022-6 Instagram–famous triplets Cecily, Amber, and Rudy—the children of home renovation superstars—are ready for a perfect summer. They’ve just moved onto the site of their parents’ latest renovation project when they begin to receive spine– tingling messages from someone called The Follower. It soon becomes clear that this anonymous threat is more than a simple Internet troll, and they can't wait to shatter the Cole family's perfect veneer and take back what’s theirs. The Follower examines the implications of what it is to be watched in the era of social–media fame—as well as the lies we tell and the lengths we’ll go to uphold a perfect image, when our lives depend on it. Kate Doughty graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2018 with a dual major in English and Psychology. She lives and works in Washington, D.C. The Follower is her first novel.

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LADY SLAYERS

Poison Priestess (Lady Slayers) BY LANA POPOVIC

Book 2 in the Lady Slayers series, about French murderess and fortune teller Catherine Monvoisin

SELLING POINTS Fascinating history: Based on the real–life Catherine Monvoisin, notorious fortune–teller, sorceress, and leader of Black Masses in 17th–century Paris Popular genre: Horror books have a wide following and rabid fanbase hungry for content Series build: The spine–tingling follow–up to Blood Countess, which is based on the real–life inspiration for Countess Dracula

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 14 and up YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4592-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-944-9

ALSO AVAILABLE In 17th–century Paris, 19–year–old Catherine Monvoisin is a well–heeled jeweler’s wife with a peculiar taste for the arcane. She lives a comfortable life, far removed from a childhood of abject destitution—until her kind spendthrift of a husband lands them both in debt. Hell–bent on avoiding a return to poverty, Catherine must rely on her prophetic visions and the grimoire gifted to her by a talented diviner to reinvent herself as a sorceress. With the help of the grifter Marie Bosse, Catherine divines fortunes in the IIle de la Citee—home to sorcerers and scoundrels. There she encounters the Marquise de Montespan, a stunning noblewoman. When the Marquise becomes Louis XIV’s royal mistress with Catherine’s help, her ascension catapults Catherine to notoriety. Catherine takes easily to her glittering new life as the Sorceress La Voisin, pitting the depraved noblesse against one other to her advantage. The stakes soar ever higher when her path crosses with that of a young magician. A charged rivalry between sorceress and magician leads to Black Masses, tangled deceptions, and grisly murder—and sets Catherine on a collision course that threatens her own life. Lana Popovic is the author of Blood Countess, Wicked Like a Wildfire, and Fierce Like a Firestorm. Born in Serbia, she lived in Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania before moving to the United States, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing and writing at Emerson College.

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Pixels of You

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WRITTEN BY ANANTH HIRSH AND YUKO OTA, ILLUSTRATED BY J.R. DOYLE

A human and human–presenting AI slowly become friends—and maybe more—in this moving YA graphic novel

POPULAR CATEGORY: YA graphic novels are booming, and Abrams has seen success with similar novels like Page by Paige. TIMELY MESSAGE: Both the discussions of AI technology and what it means to be human will resonate with fans of Black Mirror and Cory Doctorow. GREAT TEAM: Ananth and Yuko's Lucky Penny won a Cybil Award, was a JLG selection, and received a starred review from PW. They have more than 26,000 Twitter followers combined. STUNNING ARTWORK: J.R.'s work is utterly breathtaking and really brings the story to a whole new level. They have over 20,000 Twitter followers and we're excited to have them on our list.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 176 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 14 and up YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, GRAPHIC NOVELS, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5281-0 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 UK £16.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Pixels of You ISBN 978-1-4197-4957-5 In a near future, augmentation and AI changed everything and nothing. Indira is a human girl who has been cybernetically augmented after a tragic accident, and Fawn is one of the first human–presenting AI. They have the same internship at a gallery, but neither thinks much of the other’s photography. But after a huge public blowout, their mentor gives them an ultimatum: work together on a project or leave her gallery forever. Grudgingly, the two begin to collaborate, and what comes out of it is astounding and revealing for both of them. Pixels of You is about the slow transformation of a rivalry to a friendship to something more as Indira and Fawn navigate each other, the world around them—and what it means to be an artist and a person. Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota are the Ignus Award winning team behind Lucky Penny, which won a Cybil Award, was a JLG selection, and received a starred review from PW. They live in Brooklyn. J.R. Doyle is an up and coming artist, creator of Knights–Errant, a successful web comic and kickstarter project. They live in Brooklyn.

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Between Perfect and Real BY RAY STOEVE

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

SELLING POINTS Empowering message: An affirming and empowering queer #ownvoices YA perfect for readers who loved If I Was Your Girl and I Wish You All the Best Theater story: The story is about a trans boy finding his voice in the theater, an ever–popular outlet for teen creativity Exciting debut: Ray is a writer, performer, teacher, and the creator of the YA Trans OwnVoices Masterlist. They’re a strong new voice in YA and have crafted a sparkling debut.

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

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-4601-7 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-951-7

ALSO AVAILABLE Dean Foster knows he’s a trans guy. He’s watched enough YouTube videos and done enough questioning to be sure. But everyone at his high school thinks he’s a lesbian—including his girlfriend Zoe, and his theater director, who just cast him as a “nontraditional” Romeo. He wonders if maybe it would be easier to wait until college to come out. But as he plays Romeo every day in rehearsals, Dean realizes he wants everyone to see him as he really is now––not just on the stage, but everywhere in his life. Dean knows what he needs to do. Can playing a role help Dean be his true self?

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Ray Stoeve is a queer, nonbinary writer from Seattle. They received a 2016–2017 Made at Hugo House Fellowship for their young adult fiction. When they’re not writing, they can be found baking, gardening, making art in other mediums, or hiking their beloved Pacific Northwest. They live in an intentional community in Seattle with their partner and chosen family. This is their debut novel.

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Jelly

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BY CLARE REES

A survival story unlike anything you’ve ever read—perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Rory Power

Unlike anything else: The witty writing and unique plot will appeal to readers who want something different—The Breakfast Club meets War of the Worlds, on a jellyfish Universal message: Teens will connect with this story’s witty writing and the themes of friendship and survival Early praise: The Times Literary Supplement said that this book was “curiously compelling; it feels like a strangely satisfying metaphor for current states of limbo, denial, and immobilizing fear”

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

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-4556-0 US $18.99 CAN $23.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-935-7 The biggest problem with being trapped on a jellyfish isn’t what you’d expect. You get over the fear of death (because you start looking forward to it) and the smell of fish (because it quickly becomes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Boredom is an issue, sure, but it’s not the main one; the biggest problem is not being able to get away from everyone. Martha is stuck on the back of the jellyfish and has been for a long time. She and everyone else living there don’t know how exactly they got there or how long they’ve been there or where they’re going—they just remember that something traumatic happened. And they can’t escape. But now, the crew has finally had enough. They’re going to escape the jellyfish—or die trying. (Which probably means dying.) Funny, strange, and completely original, Jelly is an unforgettable young adult debut. Clare Rees works as an English teacher and writer. She feels privileged to work with teenagers and loves that she gets to spend her days encouraging reading and writing skills in others. Jelly began life as an exercise with her class, and all its most perilous, rude, or graphic parts are influenced by their voluble feedback. She lives in Wokingham, England.

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From The Magical Land of Birthdays • By Amirah Kassem


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THE FLYTRAP FILES

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #3) WRITTEN BY TOM ANGLEBERGER, ILLUSTRATED BY JARED CHAPMAN

Now in paperback, the final adventure of Didi Dodo, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger Praise for the Didi Dodo, Future Spy series Amazon Best Book of the Year * “A must–have.” —School Library Journal “For all the kids who loved Inspector Flytrap.” —Kirkus Reviews

SELLING POINTS Powerhouse author: Angleberger is a force in the children’s book world and his books have sold millions of copies Popular category: The story will appeal to fans of Captain Underpants and the Chicken Squad Fresh look: The bright new cover makes the paperback pop on shelves Cross promotion: This paperback will publish alongside DJ Funkyfoot and include a sample excerpt

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout * 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4693-2 US $5.99 CAN $7.99 UK £4.99

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CARTON QTY: 84 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-865-7

ALSO AVAILABLE Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #1) ISBN 978-1-4197-3706-0 US $5.99 CAN $7.99 UK £4.99

Didi Dodo, the heroic spy, and Koko Dodo, the cookie chef, are off to solve another kooky caper! In Double–O Dodo, Koko has a big problem: His trusty assistant, the Queen, has been kidnapped! Over a frantic phone call, she tells Koko that she’s been kidnapped by a human, which is preposterous—everyone knows that humans aren’t real! Luckily, Didi is on the case. Her plan: to go undercover at the Humanland amusement park to find the Queen. Filled with daring escapes and big–belly laughs, this wacky mystery could only come from the mind of the inimitable Tom Angleberger. The book takes place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap but does not require knowledge of the previous series.

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Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia. Jared Chapman is the author–illustrator of the bestselling Vegetables in Underwear as well as Fruits in Suits and Pirate, Viking & Scientist. He lives in Texas.

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BIG FOOT AND LITTLE FOOT

The Bog Beast (Big Foot and Little Foot #4) WRITTEN BY ELLEN POTTER, ILLUSTRATED BY FELICITA SALA

Now in paperback, a charming chapter book that follows a human boy and young Sasquatch as they explore the mysterious woods Praise for Big Foot and Little Foot (Book #1) Junior Library Guild Selection *“This warmhearted new series . . . promises more laughs and exploits.” —Booklist, starred review “Established chapter book author Potter delivers another winner.” —School Library Journal “Engaging, humorous, and sweet.” —School Library Connection

SELLING POINTS Critical acclaim: The series was a Junior Library Guild selection and got a starred review from Booklist, who called it “warmhearted . . . particularly suited for reluctant readers” Seasoned team: Potter is a veteran author with a knack for chapter books, and Sala’s work was on the New York Times Best Illustrated list Timely theme: Gently explores themes of “otherness” and “acceptance” Charming illustrations: Drawings on each spread make for a whimsical, inviting package

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS FICTION, KIDS FANTASY, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4323-8 US $6.99 CAN $8.99 UK £4.99

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CARTON QTY: 92 It’s a big day for Hugo, Boone, and the students at the Academy for Curious Squidges. Today’s the day they’ll get their Bimbling Badge, which allows them to explore the North Woods on their own. But humans, snakes, and sinkholes aren’t the only things they have to look out for! The legend of a lizard–like monster lurking in the swamp is enough to spook any young Sasquatch. When Hugo, Boone, and Gigi find themselves stranded in the middle of Ripple Worm River, they discover that there are more mysterious creatures in the North Woods than they’d bargained for.

Ellen Potter is the award–winning author of many books for children, including the Olivia Kidney series, Slob, The Kneebone Boy, and the Piper Green series. She lives in upstate New York. Felicita Sala is an award–winning illustrator of the Big Foot and Little Foot series, The Hideout, Be a Tree, and more. She has worked on several animation projects, but her passion is making picture books. She lives in Rome with her family.

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FOX & RABBIT

Fox & Rabbit (Fox & Rabbit Book #1) WRITTEN BY BETH FERRY, ILLUSTRATED BY GERGELY DUDÁS

A new, full–color graphic novel series for emerging readers about the simple magic of true friendship—now in paperback

SELLING POINTS Graphic novel for the younger crowd: With full–color art throughout and easy–to–read panels, this series is perfect for emerging readers Dream team: Beth Ferry’s picture book Stick and Stone was a New York Times bestseller and Gergely Dudás’s fresh, hip style gives this series its distinct look Bonus feature: Includes a sneak peek from Book 2

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-4695-6 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Fox & Rabbit Make Believe (Fox & Rabbit Book #2) ISBN 978-1-4197-4687-1 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

ËxFoxHSLELJy746871z & Rabbit Celebrate (Fox & Rabbit Book #3) ISBN 978-1-4197-5183-7 Easygoing Fox and anxious Rabbit seem like total opposites. But, somehow, they make the perfect pair! Whether searching for hidden treasure or planting a garden in their own backyard, Fox and Rabbit find everyday magic at every turn. On this first adventure, the pair will discover some new favorite things like sunsets, dandelions, and cotton candy. And they’ll face new fears like heights, swimming, and (poisonous!) frogs. Thankfully, there’s nothing Fox and Rabbit can’t do together!

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Beth Ferry is the author of many books for young readers, including Caveboy Crush and the New York Times bestselling Stick and Stone. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Gergely Dudás is a self–taught illustrator best known for his seek–and–find style web comics. He is the author–illustrator of the Bear’s Book of Hidden Things series. You can find his work on Instagram at @thedudolf. He lives in Budapest.

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EARTH BEFORE US

Mammal Takeover! (Earth Before Us #3) JOURNEY THROUGH THE CENOZOIC ERA BY ABBY HOWARD

The third installment in the Earth Before Us series travels through the Cenozoic Era, the Ice Age, and up to the dawn of humanity, now in paperback Praise for the Earth Before Us series *“Information–dense but fast–moving.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review (for Dinosaur Empire) “A must for avid dinosaur fans and budding natural scientists.” —School Library Journal (for Ocean Renegades)

SELLING POINTS Acclaimed series: Dinosaur Empire! received a starred review and all three books were Junior Library Guild selections Popular format: This four–color graphic novel will appeal to reluctant readers and science fans alike STEM: Features a female scientist who encourages young readers to pursue paleontology

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, KIDS NONFICTION, KIDS SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-4699-4 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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After the dinosaurs died out, Earth was by no means empty. There were still some little resourceful critters around who, without big predators to hunt them down, survived and thrived. Who were these scrappy creatures? Early mammals, our ancestors! In the Cenozoic Era, mammals rose to dominance and spread over the globe, resulting in woolly mammoths, saber–toothed tigers, and eventually all of humankind. In this adventure, we meet the three kinds of mammals— monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals—as well as the other amazing ancient beasts they shared the Earth with during the Cenozoic Era. The graphic novel tracks Earth’s history from 66 million years ago to present day, ending with an impassioned yet hopeful discussion of climate change.

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Abby Howard is the creator of the comic website Junior Scientist Power Hour and the author of the Earth Before Us series. Before becoming a full–time artist, Howard studied evolutionary biology at McGill University, where her deep interest in dinosaurs was born.

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JOJO AND BOWBOW

Spring Break Double Take (JoJo and BowBow Book #8) BY JOJO SIWA

The next book in a chapter book series featuring Nickelodeon superstar, JoJo Siwa!

SELLING POINTS Social–media maven: JoJo has over 9.5 million Instagram followers and a growing cohort of fans, the Siwanatorz Anti–bullying advocate: Check out JoJo’s anti–bullying hit music video, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed nearly 900 million times Successful series: JoJo and BowBow’s first six fictional adventures have sold over 700,000 copies! Exciting tie–in products: Nickelodeon is developing a line of dolls based on the characters in our series

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white chapter heads * 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 294mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-5472-2 US $6.99 CAN $8.99

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CARTON QTY: 96 ALSO AVAILABLE Queen Bs and Honeybees (JoJo and BowBow #5) ISBN 978-1-4197-4598-0 JoJo is on tour! Her suitcase is packed with glittery ensembles, BowBow is stowed in a bedazzled doggie bag, and JoJo’s BFF, Miley, is next to her on the plane as they touch down in London. When they check into their star– studded hotel, JoJo and Miley get the royal treatment and BowBow gets a proper puppy pamper. But that night at JoJo’s big show, disaster strikes when JoJo’s costume goes missing from the dressing room! Who could have taken it? JoJo thinks fast and the show goes on—at least until the next day, when the tabloids post images of a JoJo lookalike . . . wearing her missing costume around town! Who is the elusive doppelgänger? And is she a superfan or superfoe? It’ll take two BFFs and a perky pooch to sort out this mystery, which leads them from Big Ben to the London Eye to Buckingham palace.

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JoJo Siwa is an entrepreneur, Nickelodeon talent, author, YouTube personality, and former costar of the hit show Dance Moms. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

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THE MAGICAL LAND OF BIRTHDAYS

The Magical Land of Birthdays BY AMIRAH KASSEM

Book 1 in a delicious new middle–grade series by FLOUR SHOP founder Amirah Kassem—now in paperback

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS On–trend: Kids love baking, whether it’s featured in hit TV shows, lessons, or books Celebrates diversity: Featuring birthday customs and characters from around the world Middle–grade sweet spot: Perfect for readers in between chapter books and 300–page novels Celebrity author: FLOUR SHOP founder Kassem is all about birthdays, rainbows, and having fun

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 208 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 8 to 12 ISBN 978-1-4197-3744-2 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 64 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-576-2

ALSO AVAILABLE Power of Sprinkles ISBN 978-1-4197-3742-8 After receiving a magical cookbook and baking her special birthday cake, ten–year–old Amirah is transported to the Magical Land of Birthdays, where she meets three of her birthday buddies from different corners of the world—kids who share her exact birthday and are also about to turn eleven. In Birthday Land, a magical place filled with wonder and whimsy (and plenty of cake!), you can celebrate your birthday every moment of every day. As they explore the land, Amirah and her new friends learn about each other and the special bond they share, and discover exciting and wonderful birthday traditions from around the world.

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FLOUR SHOP founder and Flour–ist Amirah Kassem is an artist at heart, and cake is her medium. Kassem is the bestselling author of The Power of Sprinkles. She grew up baking and sculpting with her mother in Mexico, where she discovered an appreciation for fine ingredients–and mastered the art of multisensory experiences.

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DERBY DAREDEVILS

The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team (THE DERBY DAREDEVILS BOOK #1) WRITTEN BY KIT ROSEWATER, ILLUSTRATED BY SOPHIE ESCABASSE

A highly illustrated middle–grade series that celebrates new friendships, first crushes, and getting out of your comfort zone—now in paperback Praise for The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team * “This is a great pick about fierce young ladies coming together through sports. The book has loads of action and plenty of heart.” —Booklist, starred review * “A great addition to juvenile sports fiction for school and public libraries. Perfect for fans of Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl, and readers seeking stories about sports–loving girls supporting each other.” —School Library Journal, starred review

SELLING POINTS Sports hook: There aren’t many middle–grade series that star girls’ sports teams, and Derby Daredevils features a fierce crew of female skaters that helps fill that gap Ring of authenticity: Kit Rosewater is an #ownvoices queer author, has trained as a derby referee, and is a roller derby aficionado Irresistible read: High–energy illustrations from Sophie Escabasse make for a cinematic package and an accessible read

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 192 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5184-4 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Shelly Struggles to Shine (The Derby Daredevils Book #2) ISBN 978-1-4197-4685-7 US $14.99 CAN $19.99 UK £10.99

Ever since they can remember, fifth graders Kenzie (aka Kenzilla) and Shelly (aka Bomb Shell) have dreamed of becoming roller derby superstars. When Austin’s city league introduces a brand–new junior league, the dynamic duo celebrates! But they’ll need to try out as a five–person team. Kenzie and Shelly have just one week to convince three other girls that roller derby is the coolest thing on wheels. But Kenzie starts to have second thoughts when Shelly starts acting like everyone’s best friend . . . Isn’t she supposed to be Kenzie’s best friend? And things get really awkward when Shelly recruits Kenzie’s neighbor (and secret crush!) for the team. With lots of humor and an authentic middle–grade voice, book one of this illustrated series follows Kenzie, Shelly, and the rest of the Derby Daredevils as they learn how to fall—and get back up again.

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Kit Rosewater has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Hollins University. The Derby Daredevils is her debut book. She lives in Albuquerque. Find her online at kitrosewater.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @kitrosewater. Sophie Escabasse is the author–illustrator of the forthcoming graphic novel trilogy The Witches of Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Find her online at esofii.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @esofiii.

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THE BACKSTAGERS

The Backstagers and the Final Blackout (Backstagers #3) WRITTEN BY ANDY MIENTUS, ILLUSTRATED BY RIAN SYGH

The third original novel about the magic that happens behind the scenes, based on the showstopping graphic novels, now in paperback

SELLING POINTS Star author: Mientus is a Broadway and TV star and has an impressive reach on social media Inclusive cast: The series features a cast of LGBTQ+ characters and will especially appeal to young readers in this community New look: Covers by Veronica Fish gives the series a fresh new look, while the fun interior art from Rian Sygh remains from the hardcover

SPECIFICATIONS * 20 black-and-white spot illustrations * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION, LGBT INTEREST ISBN 978-1-4197-4354-2 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Backstagers and the Ghost Light (Backstagers #1) ISBN 978-1-4197-3694-0 US $8.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

The Backstagers are back for a thrilling third act! They’ve dealt with the ghost haunting their theater, faced off against the sinister siblings trying to steal the famous Designer’s Journal during their production of Tammy, and now, they’re ready to learn more about the ancient artifacts they’ve inherited—and do another sensational school show. Each Backstager brings their own unique skills to the team: Mischievous Sasha can always spare a smile; no–nonsense Aziz keeps everyone on task; over–caffeinated Beckett is organized like no other; flirtatious Hunter is their official stage manager and unofficial leader; and sweet Jory can work his way through any problem. Effortlessly inclusive and full of fun, The Backstagers and the Final Blackout is sure to get a standing ovation!

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Andy Mientus is an actor, singer, and songwriter who is known for his roles in Spring Awakening, Wicked, Les Misérables, Smash, and The Flash. He lives in New York City. Rian Sygh is a comic artist and co– creator of the award–winning Backstagers comics with James Tynion IV. He lives in Glendale, California.

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Once Upon an Eid

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STORIES OF HOPE AND JOY BY 15 MUSLIM VOICES EDITED BY AISHA SAEED AND S. K. ALI, ILLUSTRATED BY SARA ALFAGEEH

Now in paperback, a joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling authors Aisha Saeed and S. K. Ali Praise for Once Upon an Eid * “Thoughtful and uplifting.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review * “[An] absolute triumph of a celebratory anthology.” —School Library Connection, starred review * “This special anthology . . . isn’t just for those who celebrate Eid; it’s for all who want to share and learn about the holidays.” —Booklist, starred review * “A stimulating, celebratory read.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Star power: Saeed and Ali are New York Times bestselling authors, and many of the contributors are also stars in the children’s book world Rave reviews: This book has received five starred reviews, including one from School Library Connection, who called it “an absolute triumph of a celebratory anthology” #Ownvoices: A positive, authentic portrayal of the Muslim community Holiday tie–in: Will publish in time for Eid–al–Fitr (May 13, 2021) and Eid–al–Adha (July 19, 2021)

* “A joyous title that radiates love.” —School Library Journal, starred review

SPECIFICATIONS * 15 black-and-white illustrations, 1 graphic novel chapter * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5403-6 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 44 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-803-9

ALSO AVAILABLE Once Upon an Eid ISBN 978-1-4197-4083-1 Eid! The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and the holiday parties, or carnival rides to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. Contributors include G. Willow Wilson, Hena Khan, N. H. Senzai, Hanna Alkaf, Rukhsana Khan, Randa Abdel–Fattah, Ashley Franklin, Jamilah Thompkins–Bigelow, Candice Montgomery, Huda Al–Marashi, Ayesha Mattu, Asmaa Hussein, and Sara Alfageeh.

S. K. Ali is the author of two young adult novels, Love from A to Z and the 2018 Morris Award finalist Saints and Misfits, and the New York Times bestselling picture book The Proudest Blue, coauthored with Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad. She has a degree in creative writing and lives in Toronto with her family, which includes a very vocal cat named Yeti. Aisha Saeed is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books include young adult novels Written in the Stars and Yes No Maybe So (coauthored with Becky Albertalli), middle grade novels Amal Unbound and Aladdin: Far from Agrabah, and picture book Bilal Cooks Daal (illustrated by Anoosha Syed). Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and sons. Her favorite holiday? Eid!

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Riverland

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FRAN WILDE

The story of two sisters who must journey to a magical world to save their home in this stunning middle–grade novel, which won the 2019 Andre Norton Nebula Award—now in paperback Praise for Riverland * “Painful and heartwarming all at once . . . A must– read.” —Booklist, starred review * “About courage and truth overcoming denial and fear, Riverland is an important book.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review “The important topic of physical and emotional abuse in families is sensitively portrayed.” —Kirkus Reviews

Award–winning story: Riverland received two starred reviews, was on NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge, and won the 2019 Andre Norton Nebula Award Rich prose: Wilde is a masterful storyteller, and the modern fantasy in this story will pull the reader into a world like no other Cross promotion: Will publish alongside Wilde’s new middle– grade novel, The Ship of Stolen Words, and will include a sample chapter in the back

SPECIFICATIONS

“A haunting middle–grade story of sisters connected through trauma and a shared mythology.” —Publishers Weekly

* 368 pages

“The lens of house magic for physical and emotional abuse acts as a buffer, allows the story to avoid a preachy tone while still accurately depicting the hurdles a child in a stifling household must face.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

* Paperback

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

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4338-2 US $9.99 CAN $12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Ship of Stolen Words ISBN 978-1-4197-4950-6 US $17.99 CAN $22.99

When things go bad at home, sisters Eleanor and Mike hide in a secret place under Eleanor’s bed, telling stories about how one day, their real parents will come and save them. Often, it seems those stories and their mother’s house magic are all that keep them safe from busybodies and their dad’s temper. But when their father breaks a family heirloom, a glass witch ball, a river suddenly appears beneath the bed, and Eleanor and Mike fall into a world where dreams are born, nightmares struggle to break into the real world, and secrets have big consequences. Full of both adventure and heart, Riverland is a story about the bond between two sisters and how they must make their own magic to protect each other and save the ones they love. Fran Wilde is the award–winning author of Riverland, which won the 2020 Andre Norton Nebula Award, and The Bone Universe trilogy, which won the Andre Norton Award and the Compton Crook Award. She also writes for publications, including the Washington Post and Tor.com. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, dog, and a LOUD parakeet.

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Up for Air

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BY LAURIE MORRISON

Dive into the paperback of this middle–grade novel about competitive swimming, changing friendships, and finding your place Praise for Up for Air * “Captures the turmoil of adolescence with wisdom and humor in near–pointillist detail.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review * “Morrison, a former teacher, realistically captures the challenges of middle school—complicated family dynamics, volatile friendships, and first love—in this story about a girl struggling to find where she belongs.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A sweet and entertaining novel that offers deeper themes to ponder.” —School Library Journal “The feelings and struggles Annabelle experiences are universal and will strike a chord with middle school students.” —School Library Connection

Rave reviews: Up for Air received two starred reviews, including one from Kirkus who says that it “captures the turmoil of adolescence with wisdom and humor in near–pointillist detail” Unique protagonist: We often read about kids who are good at school—Annabelle’s story is refreshing and relatable for those who struggle in school High–low read: This book has a topic that appeals to older readers but is at a middle–grade reading level Cross promotion: The paperback will include a sneak peek at Morrison’s new book, Saint Ivy

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

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5142-4 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 44 Thirteen–year–old Annabelle struggles in school, no matter how hard she tries. But as soon as she dives into the pool, she’s unstoppable. She’s the fastest girl on the middle school swim team, and when she’s asked to join the high school team over the summer, everything changes. Suddenly, she’s got new friends, and a high school boy starts treating her like she’s somebody special—and Annabelle thinks she’ll finally stand out in a good way. She’ll do anything to fit in and help the team make it to the Labor Day Invitational, even if it means blowing off her old friends. But after a prank goes wrong, Annabelle is abandoned by the older boy and can’t swim. Who is she without the one thing she’s good at? Heartwarming and relatable, Up for Air is a story about where we find our self–worth. Laurie Morrison taught middle school for 10 years before writing Every Shiny Thing, her middle–grade debut with co–author Cordelia Jensen. She received her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Philadelphia.

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THE FLASH: CROSSOVER CRISIS

The Flash: Green Arrow’s Perfect Shot (Crossover Crisis #1) BY BARRY LYGA

It’s the crossover event fans have been waiting for, as the Flash joins forces with the Green Arrow—now in paperback

RIGHTS: US and Canada, English SELLING POINTS Brand new crossover event: A must–read, original story for fans of The Flash and Arrow, introducing a multiverse–wide threat that will take all of the heroes from Supergirl and D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow to stop Exciting series: The first installment in the epic trilogy by bestselling author Barry Lyga is available in paperback, timed to the on sale of the anticipated conclusion Hotter than ever: The CW shows set in the Arrowverse continue to drive highly anticipated crossover events year after year

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4694-9 US $8.99 CAN $11.99

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CARTON QTY: 44 When the Green Arrow needs help tracking down a sinister bomber in Star City, speedster Barry Allen is out the door in a flash. But as the Flash saves the day with his friends on Team Arrow, a huge dimensional rift appears over his hometown of Central City—and thousands of refugees with superspeed come pouring out. Can the combined skills of Team Arrow and the Flash’s friends at S.T.A.R. Labs manage the chaos long enough to stop the rift from tearing their universe apart? This exciting first installment in the new crossover trilogy promises to be one of the most action–packed reads of the season. Supergirl, Superman, and the heroes from D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow will be joining in on the fun in books 2 and 3 of this can’t–miss trilogy. Barry Lyga is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers series and many other middle– grade and young adult titles. A self–proclaimed The Flash fanatic, Barry lives and podcasts near New York City with his family. Follow him online at barrylyga.com.

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LADY SLAYERS

Blood Countess (Lady Slayers) BY LANA POPOVIC

A YA horror novel based on Countess Elizabeth Baathory, the infamous, real–life inspiration for Countess Dracula—now in paperback Praise for Blood Countess “Popovic balances lush, romantic language with gruesome imagery in this tale of innocence lost. Readers will likely be inspired to do actual research into Lady Bathory’s murderous misdeeds.” —Booklist “Popovic also touches on how a patriarchal society can drive women to extremes without letting the truly terrifying Bathory, or Anna, off the hook for their own actions. . . A lush and bloody historical thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hand to fans of dark historical fiction and powerful female characters.” —School Library Journal

SELLING POINTS Notorious legacy: Buzzed about on podcasts and the inspiration for books and films, the Blood Countess is of perennial fascination Author connection: Lana Popovic lived in Hungary and feels a personal tie to the country’s gruesome lore Terrific reviews: Booklist wrote, “Popovic balances lush romantic language with gruesome imagery” and according to Kirkus, Blood Countess is “a lush and bloody historical thriller” Popular genre: Blood Countess is perfect for fans of Kiersten White and Kerri Maniscalco

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

AGES 14 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5160-8 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE In 17th–century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Bathory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under In 17th– century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Baathory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess’s spell —and the Countess takes full advantage. Isolated from her former friends, family, and fiancee, Anna realizes she’s not a friend but a prisoner of the increasingly cruel Elizabeth. Then come the murders, and Anna knows it’s only a matter of time before the Blood Countess turns on her. Lana Popovic is the author of Wicked Like a Wildfire and Fierce Like a Firestorm. Born in Serbia, she lived in Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania before moving to the United States, where she studied psychology and literature at Yale University, law at Boston University, and publishing and writing at Emerson College.

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The Other F Word

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A CELEBRATION OF THE FAT & FIERCE BY ANGIE MANFREDI

The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose celebrating fat acceptance—now in paperback Praise for The Other F Word * “This outstanding anthology of essays, illustrations, poems, and letters assembled and edited by librarian and writer Manfredi is a celebration of every body and presents a revolutionary message about fat acceptance and self–love.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review * “A provocative and enlightening collection of personal essays, prose, poetry and artwork. . . Essay titles and contributor bios are almost as empowering as the pieces themselves.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review

Critically acclaimed: Received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Shelf Awareness, and was named a Best YA Book of 2019 by Shelf Awareness and the New York Public Library Topical theme: Fat acceptance is everywhere from Instagram accounts to the big screen; it’s a talking point that’s here to stay Needed content: The first of its kind—a design–heavy anthology written and compiled by and for fat people

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

AGES 13 and up KIDS NONFICTION, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4700-7 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £9.99

Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus–size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Reneée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift–worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle–grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage. Angie Manfredi is a librarian and writer who owns every season of Law and Order on DVD and sends more than 150 handwritten Valentines every year. She has spent the last 11 years working directly with children and teens of all ages in a public library and now works in library consulting on all things youth services. Angie is fat and not sorry about it. She is a passionate advocate for literacy, diversity, and decolonizing the discourse surrounding children’s literature.

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THE KYOSHI NOVELS

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 1) BY F. C. YEE

From the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender comes the instant USA Today and New York Times bestselling novel starring Avatar Kyoshi—now in paperback Praise for The Rise of Kyoshi A New York Times bestseller “I couldn’t be more excited about this incarnation of the Avatar universe.”—Michael Dante DiMartino, co– creator of the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series “STUNNING.” —Entertainment Weekly “Shocking twists, dangerous decisions, and heartrending choices. I was ravenous for more of this Earthbending legend.” —Hypable

RIGHTS: US/CAN/AUS/NZ/UK English SELLING POINTS Instant bestseller: The Rise of Kyoshi debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list and also hit the USA Today bestseller list Dramatic resurgence: Nickelodeon’s award–winning Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise continues to thrive, with a live–action series now on Netflix and a Facebook fandom of millions Dynamic duo: Includes a foreword by Michael Dante DiMartino, the co–creator and executive producer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series

SPECIFICATIONS * 464 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 13 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4095-4 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

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CARTON QTY: 28 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-533-5 After nine years of desperate searching for the next Avatar, the discovery of young, charming Avatar Yun has brought stability to the four nations—that is, until Earth Kingdom–born Kyoshi, Yun’s unassuming friend and servant, demonstrates remarkable bending during a mission to the South Pole. With the identity of the true Avatar at stake and the growing unrest among her allies turning into violence, Kyoshi is forced to flee the Avatar mansion with her fiery friend Rangi, taking little more than the metal war fans and headdress her parents left behind. It isn’t easy finding Avatar training on the run, but Kyoshi and Rangi find unlikely supporters in the daofei: ragtag criminals and outlaws living in the shadows of the Earth Kingdom. Torn between following the traditional path of an Avatar and seeking vengeance for those she has lost, Kyoshi struggles to accept her newfound power as she trains in secret. But while Kyoshi, Rangi, and her daofei friends face off against brutal underworld rivals, those who seek to control the Avatar draw ever closer to her, leaving trails of the dead in their wake. The story behind the longest–living Avatar in the history of this beloved world, The Rise of Kyoshi maps Kyoshi’s journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar. Outside of writing, F. C. Yee practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and has a day job mostly involving spreadsheets. His debut YA novel, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, released in August 2017 to critical acclaim. He lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado. The Shadow of Kyoshi was written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co–creator, executive producer, and story editor of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

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THE KYOSHI NOVELS

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 2) BY F. C. YEE

The epic, can’t–miss follow–up to the instant New York Times bestselling Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi—now in paperback!

RIGHTS: US/CAN/AUS/NZ/UK English SELLING POINTS Blockbuster hit: Nickelodeon’s award–winning series, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, lives on in a fandom of millions, and was recently re–released as a hit Netflix series Epic conclusion: This thrilling follow–up completes the never– before–told story of Avatar Kyoshi, a queer female hero beloved in the Avatar community Stellar team: Written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co–creator and executive producer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series

SPECIFICATIONS * 368 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: JULY

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ALSO AVAILABLE Kyoshi’s place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost. With her mentors gone, Kyoshi struggles to keep the peace in a world full of corruption and violence. But while her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. Kyoshi’s travels take her to the Fire Nation, where she reunites with Rangi and becomes the Fire Lord’s guest of honor for an important cultural holiday. But underneath the celebration lies a dangerous game of court politics—and when the palace itself is attacked, she, Rangi, and their allies must deliver justice before the Fire Nation is consumed by strife. This thrilling follow–up to the New York Times bestselling Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi continues Kyoshi’s journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar. Outside of writing, F. C. Yee practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and has a day job mostly involving spreadsheets. His debut YA novel, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, released in August 2017 to critical acclaim. He lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado. The Shadow of Kyoshi was written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co–creator, executive producer, and story editor of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

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RIGHTS: World English

The Summer of Impossibilities BY RACHAEL ALLEN

Four mismatched girls spend an unforgettable summer together in this funny, heartfelt YA novel for fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants—now in paperback Praise for The Summer of Impossibilities “This was the summer firefly of a story I desperately wanted . . . A soul–satisfying read that will make you smile long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit and The Meaning of Birds * “The story covers potentially toxic elements with grace, humor, and maturity, never getting bogged down or growing maudlin. Instead, it stays firmly rooted in the gentle affection among the characters and their sturdy humanity, which never falters.” —School Library Journal, starred review “An engaging coming–of–age story.” —Kirkus Reviews “The characters’ alternating first–person voices are distinctive, the writing is sharp, and messages about honesty and being oneself add ballast to this satisfying multigenerational story of four girls finding the people they need.” —Publishers Weekly

SELLING POINTS Strong voice: Allen’s previous book, A Taxonomy of Love, was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 Book All Young Georgians Should Read. Summer of Impossibilities has received great praise, including a blurb from Jaye Robin Brown and a starred review from School Library Journal Girl power!: Celebrates the bonds of mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends Diverse group: Includes girls of different faiths and sexual orientations Great summer read: The lake– house setting makes for the perfect vacation book for fans of Sarah Desssen

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 13 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5404-3 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

Four girls are forced to spend the summer together when their moms reunite at their childhood lake house. Always–sunny Skyler is a softball star who’s hiding how bad her joint pain has gotten. Always–stormy Scarlett, Skyler’s twin, would much rather be hanging out with her boyfriend back home. Amelia Grace just wants to escape her conservative stepdad after he caught her kissing a girl. And homeschooled social–media star Ellie is just excited at the chance to make some friends IRL. The girls are facing a long few months together, until they find the remnants of a secret society whose rules included playing poker, wearing pearls, telling the truth . . . and accomplishing something impossible by the end of the summer. What happens next involves midnight boat rides, flaming marshmallows, sandbar parties, crushes and heartache, and a summer they’ll never forget. Rachael Allen is the winner of the 2019 Georgia YA Author of the Year Award, whose books include 17 First Kisses, The Revenge Playbook, and A Taxonomy of Love, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 Book All Young Georgians Should Read. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. Visit her at rachaelallenwrites.blogspot.com.

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From The Adventurous Kid’s Guide to the World’s Most Mysterious Places • Written by Patrick Makin, illustrated by Whooli Chen


RIGHTS: North America

BABY ANIMAL TALES

Goodnight, Little Panda WRITTEN BY AMANDA WOOD AND ILLUSTRATED BY BEC WINNEL AND VIKKI CHU

Perfect for bedtime or naptime, this simple story about a picky eater will soothe your little one to sleep

SELLING POINTS Great read aloud: This short, simple read–aloud story is the perfect bedtime book Unique illustration technique: The blend of manipulated photographs and watercolor illustration show just how cute these baby animals really are Universal theme: This adorable story about a picky eater will resonate with the youngest child

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/5" - 208mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: JUNE

AGES 2 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5157-8 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Goodnight, Little Bunny ISBN 978-1-4197-4840-0 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

Little Panda won’t eat her dinner. It’s much too munchy and crunchy! But when the other animals offer to share their food with her, she starts to think that perhaps bamboo isn’t so bad after all . . . Featuring a unique blend of photos and illustrations, this adorable book is perfect for bedtime or naptime and is sure to give your little one sweet dreams.

Amanda Wood was the founding editor and publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Kate Greenaway Award winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey. Vikki Chu is a freelance illustrator and pattern designer based in New York. Whilst Chu enjoys experimenting with new techniques, and uses Photoshop for post–processing, she regards freehand drawing as the most important and enjoyable part of the illustration process. Bec Winnel is an accomplished Australian illustrator and artist. Winnel’s portraiture combines the illustrative precision of a graphic artist with the sophistication and emotiveness of a painter. The ethereal quality of the her work is the result of carefully accreted layers of mixed medium including pastel, pencil, watercolor, metallic, and paper cuts.

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BROWN BEAR WOOD

If You Go Down to the Woods Today WRITTEN BY RACHEL PIERCEY AND ILLUSTRATED BY FREYA HARTAS

Journey through a magical woodland, with poems to read and things to find

SELLING POINTS Acclaimed author: A first book of poetry by acclaimed poet Rachel Piercey Promotional tie–in: Publishing during national poetry month Year–round appeal: Explore a magical woodland, from springtime to the holidays, with animal friends to meet Seek and find: A Richard Scarry–esque treasury, with more than 13 things to find on every spread Additional backmatter: Back matter featuring a nature trail to get children outside and poetry and nature resources for inside

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 48 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/5" - 310mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 6 KIDS POETRY, CHILDREN'S, PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5158-5 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

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CARTON QTY: 12 My woodland’s full of animals, of every different kind. So shall we stay here for a while and see what we can find? Experience the everyday wonder of nature in this first book of poetry, exploring a magical woodland year. With poems by acclaimed writer Rachel Piercey, join Bear on his journey from spring to winter with lots of friends to meet, places to explore, and things to spot along the way.

Rachel Piercey is a freelance poet, editor, and tutor. She has co–edited three children’s poetry anthologies with the Emma Press and regularly performs her work and runs poetry workshops in elementary schools. Piercey’s poems for adults have been published in various journals including the Poetry Review, Magma, and the Rialto, as well as two pamphlets with the Emma Press and one with HappenStance. She lives in London. Freya Hartas is a UK–based illustrator specializing in children’s books. She graduated from Falmouth University with honors in BA illustration and loves to conjure up humorous characters, animals, and monsters, creating the most fantastical worlds for them to inhabit and get lost in. Freya lives in the vibrant city of Bristol with her partner and their ancient black cat, Katsu, and works from her cozy, cluttered desk in a shared studio down the road.

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365 Words for Clever Kids! WRITTEN BY DR. MEREDITH L. ROWE, ILLUSTRATED BY MONIKA FORSBERG

Discover a new word for every day of the year with this fully illustrated compendium of big words

SELLING POINTS Seasonal hook: 52 fully illustrated scenes compiled seasonally for each week of the year Seek and find: Includes visual narratives for readers to spot as they follow characters through from spread to spread Expertly vetted: Word list compiled in consultation with Dr. Meredith Rowe, professor of early learning and development at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University Accessible format: Easy–to– hold, undersize hardback format, making the book reader–friendly for a younger audience

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 7 2/3" - 194mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JULY

AGES 4 to 8 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5228-5 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

Help young readers discover a new and exciting word every day of the year with this book, which is arranged into 52 seasonally themed spreads. The scenes, featuring characters you can follow through the book, provide a fun and supportive platform to introduce little readers to 365 big words. This tool will help aspirational parents and educators alike help their child to achieve their potential, with recent studies citing vocabulary and comprehension as the number–one indicator of a child’s academic potential later in life. Compiled in consultation with a Harvard professor of early learning and development, each word in this book is explained in a panel beneath the artwork to aid understanding and inspire a love of language.

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Dr. Meredith L. Rowe is professor of early learning and development at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Her previous titles include Learning Through Language: Towards An Educationally Informed Theory Of Language Learningand Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes The Lives Of The World’s Children. Monika Forsberg is a freelance illustrator, born and raised in Luleå, a coastal town in Swedish Lapland, who now lives in London. Her recent clients include: Anthropologie, New York Review of Books, Unicef, John Lewis, Liberty London, and the United Nations.

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How to Talk to a Tiger . . . And Other Animals HOW CRITTERS COMMUNICATE IN THE WILD WRITTEN BY JASON BITTEL, ILLUSTRATED BY KELSEY BUZZELL

A quirky compendium of animal chatterboxes

SELLING POINTS Variety of critters: Fully illustrated scenes featuring more than 50 animals, each with their own unique way of communicating Lively read: Laugh–out–loud text from nature–writer, Jason Bittel Fun facts: Discover fish that fart, bees that waggle and deer that sneeze to say “hello”

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 64 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 11 2/5" - 295mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS NONFICTION, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5211-7 US $24.99 CAN $31.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Bees ISBN 978-1-4197-2615-6 US $24.95 CAN $31.95

Ever wanted to talk to a tiger? Or chatter with a cheetah? Or yak with a yak? This book brings together a babble of more than 100 beasties and explores the amazing ways they talk to each other. From fish that fart to alligators that dunk to fire worms that flash, you’ll discover that wildlife have the strangest ways of sending a message . . .

In his own words, Jason Bittel “writes about weird animals for a living.” He contributes to National Geographic News, Smithsonian Magazine, Washington Post, Nature, and Slate, and serves up science for picky eaters on his website, Bittel Me This. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, son, and two tiny wolves. Kelsey Buzzell is an Oregon–born designer, illustrator, teacher, cat lover, thrifty vintage finder, and avocado eater living in Springfield, Oregon. She finds regular inspiration from the Pacific Northwest where the forests, rocky beaches, and high desert are home to all sorts of enchanting flora and fauna.

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The Adventurous Kid’s Guide to the World’s Most Mysterious Places WRITTEN BY PATRICK MAKIN, ILLUSTRATED BY WHOOLI CHEN

Go on the journey of a lifetime through 19 real–life, off–limits locations

SELLING POINTS Around the world: Explore 19 real–life, off–limits locations on this magical adventure around the world Summer reading: Ideal summer reading for the more adventurous armchair traveler Lush illustrations: Beautiful watercolor illustrations immerse the reader in each scene

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 80 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/5" - 310mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY

AGES 7 to 10 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5159-2 US $24.99 CAN $31.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Our Living Earth ISBN 978-0-8109-7132-5 US $24.95 CAN $27.50

If you could explore anywhere in the world, where would you choose? Hop on your magic carpet and fly across the globe to discover the secrets of 19 off–limits locations, from Area 51 to the Vatican “Secret” Archives to Bouvet Island (the remotest place on Earth) to the heavily guarded Queen’s bedroom. Explore places you never thought you would be able to visit—including natural wonders, historic sites, places of danger, and cultural curiosities—and discover why they have been shrouded in secrecy from the rest of the world . . .

Patrick Makin’s first job as a writer was as a war correspondent in Yemen, before he moved to Bristol and started working as script–editor for an animation production company. The Adventurous Kid’s Guide to the World’s Most Mysterious Places is his first book for children. He lives in Bristol. Whooli Chen works with a delicate palette and sensitive painterly layers that take whimsical illustration to another realm. Chen studied a master’s in illustration at the University of the Arts London, where she found a muse in an urban street fox. She lives in Australia.

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DISTRIBUTED PUBLISHERS Cameron Books Museum of Modern Art, New York Tate Publishing Vendome Press Chihuly V&A Publishing SelfMadeHero La Martinière/Abrams

From Roots and Wings • By Shahzia Sikander and Amy Novesky, illustrations by Hanna Barczyk


RIGHTS: World/All

And I Paint It

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HENRIETTE WYETH’S WORLD WRITTEN BY BETH KEPHART, ILLUSTRATED BY AMY JUNE BATES

A poetic picture–book biography about artist N.C. Wyeth’s daughter, Henriette, a talented painter in her own right

Beth Kephart is an award– winning author of books for  adults and young adults Amy June Bates is a well–known  and loved illustrator Author is in touch with Wyeth  family members, as well as the  Brandywine Wyeth Museum Back matter includes information  about the Wyeth family and  Henriette Wyeth’s artworks, as  well as new and archival  photographs

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 11 1/2" - 292mm * HEIGHT:  10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: APRIL

AGES 5 to 7 ISBN 978-1-951836-04-7 US $18.95 CAN $23.95 

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And I think of the girl I am and the girl I’ll be: A painter, like Pa. An actress (maybe). A fairy with wings.   A father and daughter sneak away from their big, busy family to paint in  the wild landscape. Together, they paint a lily, bright and white as a star; the  green growing into the cap of a strawberry; the blue in the sky running pink.  Henriette’s father is N.C. Wyeth, the famous artist, who encourages her to  paint what she sees, to awaken into her dreams, and she does, in this  poetic picture book inspired by a famous American family of artists.

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Beth Kephart is a National Book Award–nominated, award– winning author of more than 20 books. This is her debut  picture book with Cameron Kids. Kephart has a deep,  personal interest in the Wyeth family. She lives in  Pennsylvania. Amy June Bates is the award–winning  illustrator of several picture books and chapter books,  including the covers of Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale  series. She lives with her three children and husband in  Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Applesauce Is Fun to Wear WRITTEN BY NANCY RAINES DAY, ILLUSTRATED BY JANE MASSEY

Wearing food is much more fun than eating it in this sweet and sticky ode to toddler mealtime

SELLING POINTS Universal theme of  eating/mealtime—which, for  babies, is always messy Illustrations feature a diverse cast  of babies Illustrator Jane Massey has a  strong social following  (Instagram: 105,000)

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

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-951836-05-4 US $14.95 CAN $18.95 

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ËxHSLJNHy359812z Applesauce is fun to wear on your nose or in your hair. Toast is always nice and flat. What could make a better hat?   What’s more fun than eating your food? Wearing it, and toddlers are  especially talented at that. This adorable picture book features a diverse  cast of babies making a delightful mess at mealtime. Nancy Raines Day made a wish on pennies in a wishing  well to become a writer, and 10 years later, her first picture  book came out. She and her husband live on St. Simons  Island in Georgia, where she thinks up ideas while walking  on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Jane Massey is a  children’s book illustrator who lives and works in Hove on the  South Coast of England. She studied graphic design at  Kingston University and worked for several design agencies  in London and Hong Kong in addition to illustrating children’s  books. Applesauce Is Fun to Wear is their first book for  Cameron Kids.

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Beautiful Day!

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PETITE POEMS FOR ALL SEASONS WRITTEN BY RODOULA PAPPA, ILLUSTRATED BY SENG SOUN RATANAVANH

A picture book of haiku–inspired poems celebrating the four seasons

A new take on a story of the  seasons, which is perennial Poetry/haiku theme is perfect for  schools and libraries Supports and inspires writing  activities Written by an award–winning  author Seng Soun Ratanavanh’s books  have gained attention in our  market

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 56 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT:  11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-951836-14-6 US $16.95 CAN $21.95 

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Beautiful day! Teach me, too, how to fly, mother swallow!   In simple, poetic verse, a child observes their world from spring to summer, and autumn through winter, in this gentle  ode to the seasons, accompanied by exquisite illustrations.

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Rodoula Pappa is a writer and translator of children’s books. Her first book, The Boy with the Tree, was  awarded the Greek National Prize for Children’s Literature. She is cofounder of the Volatilium and  Tsalapeteinos children’s book imprints. Seng Soun Ratanavanh is a French illustrator and painter. She  graduated from the National School of Fine Arts (ENSBA, Paris), and she regularly exhibits her  paintings and drawings in France and abroad.

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Little Sap

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THE MAGICAL STORY OF A FOREST FAMILY WRITTEN BY JAN HUGHES, ILLUSTRATED BY RUTH HENGEVELD

A little tree, guided by her family circle and forest friends, can’t wait to grow tall and strong

Includes science about how trees  grow, communicate, adapt, and  establish symbiotic relationships  with mushrooms that keep the  forest healthy Encourages children to learn  about trees and environmental  stewardship Author will give a portion of the  proceeds to nonprofits dedicated  to trees and nature Back matter about trees and  educational resources

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-951836-06-1 US $17.95 CAN $22.95 

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Little Sap can’t wait to grow tall and strong just like her mother and touch the  sky. But growing takes time. Luckily for Little Sap, she has her family circle  close by and a forest of friends, above and below ground, to help guide her  up.

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Jan Hughes is a longtime Bay Area editor and writer. This is  her first, and hopefully not last, picture book. She lives with  her husband and son in San Francisco and is passionate  about all things trees. Ruth Hengeveld is an illustrator and  fine artist who lives in the Netherlands. She is an avid hiker,  camper, and nature lover who spent time among the old– growth redwood forests of Northern California’s Muir Woods  in preparation for this book. She is the illustrator of Oh, Bear,  also published by Cameron Kids.

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The Poet of Piney Woods WRITTEN BY BOB RACZKA, ILLUSTRATED BY KRISTEN & KEVIN HOWDESHELL

A misunderstood wolf writes poems about his forest home and friends in this breathtaking picture book

SELLING POINTS Featuring a poetry–writing theme,  lending itself well to schools and  libraries Functions as a modern fable Author–poet Bob Raczka’s Like Best Friends is on Abrams’  Spring 2020 list Features fresh, fun art by up– and–coming illustration team the  Brave Union

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT:  9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: APRIL

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-951836-09-2 US $16.95 CAN $21.95 

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Black Bear–ies Cute black fruit snack. Tiny. Shiny. Pick some, lick thumbs. Cub grub.    The Poet Wolf loves to write pithy verse in the pine forest, but his forest friends see not a poet, but a hungry wolf.  That is, until they listen to his lovely poems about life in the woods and discover that behind this apex predator is a  sensitive soul who prefers to eat not his furry fellow creatures, but crisp pears.

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Bob Raczka is a children’s book author and poet. He has written several picture books about art and  poetry, including Guyku and Like Best Friends, published by Cameron Kids. He lives in Chicago.  Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell are a husband–and–wife illustration team based in Kansas City. This  is their debut picture book for Cameron Kids.

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Love Tails

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WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY ROB SAYEGH JR.

A silly and sweet picture book featuring a variety of dog breeds and dog tails

Dog books are like dogs: No one  can get enough of them Dogs sniffing each other’s butts  is an accessible and irreverent  theme; one can’t help but laugh Debut author–illustrator who is  eager to promote and create  supplemental materials

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10 3/4" - 273mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-951836-08-5 US $14.95 CAN $18.95 

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ËxHSLJOEy903749z Every dog has a tail. Every tail has a tale. Some tails are long. And some  tails are short and sweet. Some tails are new. And some tails end too soon.  But, no matter the tale, every tail has a happy ending, every tail wiggles and  wags, which is a dog’s way of saying . . . I love you!

When author and illustrator Rob Sayegh Jr. is not doodling or  writing, he enjoys falling in love with every dog he meets and  exploring San Francisco, where he currently lives with his  partner and two dogs, Penny and Rigby.

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They Call Me River WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY MACIEK ALBRECHT

A moving story about a river and the cycle of life, from raindrop to ocean

SELLING POINTS Metaphor of river and the cycle of  life will appeal to readers of all  ages Beautiful, colorful collage  illustrations by an award–winning  HBO producer and animator

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 11 1/4" - 286mm * HEIGHT:  9 1/4" - 235mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: APRIL

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-944903-96-1 US $18.95 CAN $23.95 

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ALSO AVAILABLE Oak Leaf ISBN 978-1-944903-73-2 US $16.95 CAN $21.95

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In this beautiful and moving tribute, a river is born and carried along. It  plays, sparkles, grows, moves.    It rushes, falls, is still. It carries. And when a river reaches the sea, it  becomes it, and then it rises up into the sky, rains down, and begins again.  Not unlike life.

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Maciek Albrecht is the founder of Magik Animation Studios  and an award–winning producer of animated films for Sesame Street, Scholastic, and HBO, including the Classical Baby  series (Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry). His animated films for  children have won numerous awards worldwide, such as the  Annecy Award for best feature Close To You, the Peabody  Award, and four Emmy Awards.

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Poop

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WRITTEN BY POPPY CHAMPIGNON, ILLUSTRATED BY MARK HOFFMANN

What’s the funniest word to say? Poop. Now in board book format!

Now in board book, this funny,  perennial crowd–pleaser is all  about the word poop Mark Hoffmann is a charming  up–and–coming illustrator

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 24 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT:  5 1/2" - 140mm * Board Book PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-951836-01-6 US $8.95 CAN $11.95 

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Admit it: You love saying the word poop. It’s so much fun to say, much to your polite friend’s dismay. Poop. Poop.  Poop. It’s all fun and games, until you lose your triple chocolate ice cream scoop and discover the true meaning of the  word, and suddenly it’s not so funny anymore. Or is it?

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Poppy Champignon is a publishing professional in Petaluma, California, who loves the word poop. Mark Hoffmann  is a children’s book author and illustrator, editorial illustrator, fine artist, and illustration professor. He grew up in  Minnesota and currently lives in southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife, goofy son, two crazy kitties, and a  lazy dog.

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Roots and Wings HOW SHAHZIA SIKANDER BECAME AN ARTIST BY SHAHZIA SIKANDER AND AMY NOVESKY, ILLUSTRATIONS BY HANNA BARCZYK

Pakistani–American artist Shahzia Sikander recounts how growing up as a tomboy in a multicultural home in Pakistan inspired her to become an artist

SELLING POINTS Written by the award–winning  Pakistani–American artist  Shahzia Sikander, and includes  reproductions of her artwork Multicultural perspective:  Sikander’s story will introduce  children to the Muslim customs  and rituals she grew up with Sikander’s work is in the  collection of major museums  throughout the world

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT:  11 3/4" - 298mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 4 to 8 JUVENILE NONFICTION, ART, JUVENILE, KIDS BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-63345-035-6 US $19.95 CAN $24.95 

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Growing up in a multigenerational, multicultural home in Lahore, Pakistan,  where her family’s Muslim traditions are filled with food and rituals, Shahzia  is surrounded by stories of all kinds. At the Catholic school she attends, she  studies Western literature, and at home, her father regales her and her  siblings with fantastical tales from a Russian storybook on animals.  Shahzia’s love for books leads to a fascination with illustrations, like the  ones she sees in illuminated manuscripts and South Asian miniature  portraits, and she discovers a talent for drawing. Through art, Shahzia is  able to create the different worlds she reads about, using her imagination to  take her beyond the walls of the home she grows up in.    Written by artist Shahzia Sikander with award–winning author Amy  Novesky, and featuring artwork, Roots and Wings is a colorful introduction  to a multicultural perspective that will inspire young readers to use art and  imagination to explore new worlds.

Shahzia Sikander (b. 1969) is a Pakistani–born and  internationally recognized artist whose work is in the collections  of major museums around the world. She lives in New York.  Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor and author who lives  just north of San Francisco. Hanna Barczyk is a widely  published illustrator who lives in New York and Toronto.

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The Twin Dogs

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BY CHIHIRO INOUE

Humorous text and imagery

A funny, mischievous, and sweet story about sibling rivalry

Brilliant, mono printed  illustrations Debut picture book from  Japanese author and illustrator  Chihiro Inoue

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT:  10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-722-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 

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CARTON QTY: 40 ALSO AVAILABLE Dog Day ISBN 978-1-84976-290-8 US $18.95 CAN $21.95

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The twin dogs are very happy, living in their house with their owners and getting up to anything they want. When they  aren't arguing over which of them is the oldest, they like to take their family out for walks, drink milk in the mornings,  play catch, and get pet whenever they fancy. All of a sudden, everything changed. No milk in the mornings, strangers  are taking them for walks, and there's no running or playing catch—what on earth is going on? It appears there's a new  member of the household—they must put a stop to this immediately, so they come up with a plan.

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Chihiro Inoue is a creator who uses a variety of expression methods, such as illustration, picture books, and  papier–mâché, to express a warm and funny world based on familiar motifs. She is a graduate of the Anglia Ruskin  University’s Cambridge School of Art and the University of Tsukuba’s School of Art and Design.

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It Isn’t Rude to be Nude BY ROSIE HAINE

A beautiful, brilliant debut picture book celebrating bodies in every color, shape, and size

SELLING POINTS A remarkable new picture book  supporting body positivity for  everyone Striking, sensational, powerful  watercolor and ink illustrations Debut picture book from Rosie  Haine, with her second book with  Tate, Hooves or Hands, to be  released next year

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 8 2/5" - 213mm * HEIGHT:  11" - 279mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 6 to 9 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-700-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 

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CARTON QTY: 30 ALSO AVAILABLE How to Put a Whale in a Suitcase ISBN 978-1-84976-623-4 US $14.99 CAN $18.99

ËxIncredible HSLIOJy766234z You ISBN 978-1-84976-626-5 This beautiful and brilliant debut picture book from Rosie Haine celebrates  all bodies in every color, shape, and size you can imagine! All bodies are  brilliant bodies, no matter what they look like. They will change as you get  older, some things will change quicker than others, some might not change  at all! Everyone has a bum. Nipples are normal. It isn’t rude to be nude!

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Rosie Haine is an illustrator and writer living in London. She studied  Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Her clients include  the BBC and Save the Children. It Isn’t Rude to be Nude is her debut picture  book.

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Like a Giant

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WRITTEN BY MARC DANIAU, ILLUSTRATED BY YVAN DUQUE

A beautiful story about imagination and taking your time to appreciate the world around you

A day of dreamlike adventure Encourages children to use their  imagination The stunning illustrations  encourage children to observe  the world around them differently

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 40 pages * WIDTH: 11 5/8" - 295mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/8" - 238mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-727-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 

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CARTON QTY: 30 ALSO AVAILABLE Once Upon a Time ISBN 978-1-84976-513-8 US $17.95 CAN $21.95

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A giant, a child, a trip: here are the three elements of this story that could seem classic. And yet, this adventure that  lasts only a day’s time will forever change the two heroes.

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Marc Daniau has been working as an author and illustrator for 30 years. He has published more than 40 books and  has worked as a portraitist and posterist for his hometown theater. Yvan Duque was born in France and spent his  childhood between Polynesia and Reunion Island. He studied illustration at Pivaut School in Nantes.

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Everything is Mine BY ANDREA D'AQUINO

A kind, loyal dog learns that having a lot of things doesn’t always mean having what’s most important

SELLING POINTS A hilarious and beautiful picture  book about a dog with a “mine!”  problem Brilliant, collaged illustrations that  are alive with expression A fantastic reminder that while  you may have a lot, you don’t  have much at all without the  people you love

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT:  10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-692-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 

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CARTON QTY: 30 ALSO AVAILABLE Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World ISBN 978-1-84976-086-7 US $14.95 CAN $16.95

ËxSinger HSLIOJy760867z and the Paint ISBN 978-1-84976-475-9 “My name is Marcello Von Cauliflower Boneaparte Jackson and everything  is mine.” Marcello is kind, clever, and very loyal. Unfortunately, there is one  problem. He believes that absolutely everything is his. A slipper? It’s his.  Pork chops from his owner Leo’s dinner plate? They are absolutely his. An  entire park? Oh that’s his, too. Marcello (and his list of things that he owns)  is out of control! Will Leo be able to remind him what is really important?

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Andrea D’Aquino is an author, illustrator, and designer based in New York  City. She has won multiple awards and has exhibited her work in San  Francisco, New York, and the University of Philadelphia, as well as Verona  and Bologna, Italy.

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Lost

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BY ALEXANDRA MIRZAC

A charming story about feeling alone, looking for what you think has been lost, and finding your way home again

Encourages children to care for  and look out for one another Beautiful linocut print artwork Reminds children that they are  always loved, always thought of,  and will always be found, even  when they may feel left out or  alone

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT:  10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-84976-733-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 

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CARTON QTY: 30 ALSO AVAILABLE Jill & Lion ISBN 978-1-84976-437-7 US $17.95 CAN $23.95

ËxStars HSLIOJy764377z and Poppy Seeds ISBN 978-1-84976-620-3 After venturing outside to find someone to play with, an inquisitive black cat gets lost in the city. He dreams of finding  his family again but is convinced he has become invisible. Will anyone come looking for him? Journey through  stunning cityscapes and dreamscapes in an uplifting story of lost and found, hope and love.

Alexandra Mirzac is a visual artist based in Bucharest. She has a BA and an MA in Graphic Arts from the National  University of Arts in Bucharest. Lost is her first picture book.

TATE PUBLISHING

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Meet the Artist: Andy Warhol BY ROSE BLAKE

Meet the Artist: Andy Warhol is packed with make–and–dos and inspiring activities for budding young artists

SELLING POINTS New title in the popular Tate Meet  the Artist series Introduces children to  internationally renowned artists in  a fun and engaging way Encourages children to use art as  an avenue for exploring ideas  and expressing their own  experiences through art–making

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 32 pages * WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 9 7/10" - 248mm * Paperback PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 5 to 7 CHILDREN'S, CREATIVITY ISBN 978-1-84976-687-6 US $12.99 CAN $16.00 

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CARTON QTY: 60 ALSO AVAILABLE Meet the Artist: David Hockney ISBN 978-1-84976-446-9 US $12.95 CAN $15.95

ËxMeet HSLIOJy764469z the Artist: Frank Bowling Experiment with printing and blotted line drawings, design your own disco outfit, be famous for 15 minutes, make your  very own time capsule, and even become the director of your own movie! Bursting with inspiring activities, the revised  and expanded Meet the Artist series of activity books introduces children to internationally renowned artists in a fun  and engaging way. Every book includes a brief introduction to the artist’s life followed by a series of activities that  explore prominent themes and ideas in the artist’s body of work. Featuring beautiful reproductions of key artworks, and  illustrated by a leading contemporary illustrator, every book in the Meet the Artist series encourages children to use art  as an avenue for exploring ideas and expressing their own experiences through art–making.

ISBN 978-1-84976-630-2 US $12.95 CAN $16.95

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Rose Blake is an illustrator and artist making drawings and pictures from a railway arch by a canal in London. Rose  has illustrated two other books in the Meet the Artist series, David Hockney and Peter Blake.

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Summer

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BY HATTIE SPIRES

An elegant gift book, capturing the hazy beauty, warmth, and longer days of summer

Spans several centuries and  features a wide variety of artists  from Bridget Riley and Paul  Cézanne to Lorna Simpson and  George Stubbs A beautiful publication, perfect as  a gift or memento A selection of carefully curated  works from Tate's collection Seasonal series of titles: Spring, Winter, Love, and now, Summer

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 color illustrations * 96 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT:  6 3/4" - 171mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH ART, GIFT ISBN 978-1-84976-706-4 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 

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CARTON QTY: 36 ALSO AVAILABLE Spring ISBN 978-1-84976-696-8 US $14.99 CAN $18.99

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Hattie Spires is an independent curator and author having previously been  assistant curator of modern and contemporary British art at Tate Britain. Her  previous book, Van Gogh, was also published by Tate Publishing.

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Bruce Nauman

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BY ANDREA LISSONI AND NICHOLAS  SEROTA

Accompanying a momentous exhibition at Tate Modern, this richly illustrated book reveals Nauman as a trailblazing artist in both the 20th and 21st centuries

A journey through the  groundbreaking works of this  profoundly influential  contemporary artist Accompanying the first major  exhibition of his work in London  in more than 20 years

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color illustrations * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 210mm * HEIGHT:  6 3/4" - 265mm * Paperback PUB  MONTH: MARCH ART ISBN 978-1-84976-718-7 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 

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ËxHSLIPEy379245z Since the late 1960s, Bruce Nauman has established a completely new understanding of contemporary art and has  been acknowledged as one of the most relevant artists of the 20th century. Both the last modern artist and—because  of his ceaseless experimental approach to new media—the very first contemporary artist, Nauman has been noted for  his landmark conceptual approach against which much of today’s contemporary art can be measured. Focusing in  particular on his experiments with sound, the moving image, and immersive installations, this book comprises texts on  Nauman’s video works of the 1980s and 1990s, as well as on his studio practice and more recent work, along with a  conversation between the artist and Andrea Lissoni and Nicholas Serota. Accompanying a momentous exhibition at  Tate Modern, this richly illustrated book reveals Nauman as an artist who has uniquely blazed a trail in both the 20th  and 21st centuries.

Andrea Lissoni is artistic director of the Haus der Kunst, Munich, and former senior curator of international art (film)  at Tate Modern. Nicholas Serota is chair of Arts Council England and former director of Tate.

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Bloom

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IDEAS FOR GROWING BY RACHEL GILES

A remarkable new book providing unique insight into Tate’s collection through the depiction of plants and flowers

Divided into chapters based on  emotional themes, such as hope,  delight, love, compassion,  gratitude, grief, and loss, this  selection of artworks can provide  powerful ideas for personal  growth, be it through solace,  empathy, or happiness Packed with sumptuous colors,  lush foliage, and natural beauty,  this book is a joy to behold and  an ideal gift

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illlustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 250mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 280mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: FEBRUARY ART ISBN 978-1-84976-741-5 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 

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ALSO AVAILABLE LOVE ISBN 978-1-84976-655-5 US $14.99 CAN $18.99

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With their delightful colors, incredible natural beauty, and fascinating  "otherness," it is no surprise that flowers and plants have long captivated  artists. They have come to symbolize a gamut of complex human emotions,  including hope, delight, love, compassion, gratitude, grief, and loss. The  fragility of flowers is a poignant reminder of the fleeting nature of life. Their  sensory appeal—to our sight, smell, touch and even, sometimes, taste— brings us into the present moment, and they can affect our well–being in  surprisingly healing ways. Bloom is a compendium of 100 of the most  beautiful floral works from Tate’s collection. Designed to encourage slow,  mindful looking, it will bring reflection, restoration, and joy. Rachel Giles is a writer, editor, and lecturer on art, design, and architecture.  She has worked in–house for The National Gallery, Royal Museums  Greenwich, and Foster + Partners and freelance for Tate, V&A, Gagosian,  and many other museums, galleries, and arts organizations. Her writing  includes The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture which won the New York Times  Best Art Book of 2019, and she is currently writing Living in Nature  (publishing 2021). She is passionate about plants and flowers and their  positive impact on people’s well–being, and has a cutting garden and  allotment in London.

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The Cat

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BY EMILIA WILL

A charming gift book, celebrating the cats in Tate’s collection

Spans several centuries and  features a wide variety of artists  from John Nash and Gwen John  to Marc Chagall and Lucian  Freud A beautiful publication, perfect as  a gift or memento A curated selection of works from  Tate's collection

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 color illustrations * 96 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT:  6 3/4" - 171mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH ART ISBN 978-1-84976-738-5 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 

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ALSO AVAILABLE LOVE ISBN 978-1-84976-655-5 US $14.99 CAN $18.99

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Following Tate’s publication Love, this new selection of works showcases  the most endearing, quirky, and amusing depictions of cats drawn from  Tate’s collection. Divided into key themes—“Snap Cat,” “Cats on Laps,”  “Fierce Felines,” “Scratchy Sketches,” “Painterly Paws,” and “Prints and  Pawings”—this little book considers how cats have been revered in culture  and have influenced artists over the centuries. Works of art—including  paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations, and installations—are  introduced by a brief introduction text adding background detail or additional  information about the art, artists, and their subjects. Featured artists include:  Prunella Clough, John Craxton, Sunil Gupta, Édouard Manet, Bernard  Leach, David Hockney, William Blake, Andy Warhol, and Alex Katz.  Sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, often touching and  occasionally telling, placed together these beautiful images create a  fascinating and enlightening journey through the visual portrayal of cats in  Western art.

Emilia Will is an editor at Tate. She graduated from the University of York  after studying the history of art and architecture, and has worked in various  private and public galleries including the Whitechapel Gallery, the Victoria  and Albert Museum, and the Royal Museums Greenwich. She has loved  many cats and dogs in her time and hopes to make the acquaintance of  many, many more.

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The Dog

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BY EMILIA WILL

A delightful gift book, celebrating the dogs in Tate's collection

Spans several centuries and  features a wide variety of artists  from William Hogarth and  George Stubbs to Paula Rego  and Francis Bacon A beautiful publication, perfect as  a gift or memento A carefully curated selection of  works from Tate's collection

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 color illustrations * 96 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 6 3/4" - 171mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH ART ISBN 978-1-84976-739-2 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 

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Following Tate’s recent publication Love, this new selection of works  showcases the most endearing, thoughtful, and amusing depictions of dogs  drawn from Tate’s collection. Divided into key themes—“Hounds of the  Hunt,” “Painterly Pooches,” “Princely Pups,” “Man’s Best Friend,” “Moping  Mutts,” “Working Like a Dog,” “Lap Dogs at Leisure,” “Mystical Mutts,” and  “Loyal Fido”—this little book considers how dogs have been the animal  companion of choice for millennia and how their position as hunter, signifier  of status, and friend has influenced artists. Works of art—including  paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations, and installations—are  introduced by a brief introduction text at the beginning of the chapter, adding  background detail or additional information about the art, artists, and their  subjects. Featured artists include: Edwin Henry Landseer, Sidney Nolan,  Chris Killip, Giacomo Amiconi, Hamo Thornycroft, William Hogarth, Joshua  Reynolds, Cedric Morris, Peter Doig, and Edward Ruscha. Sometimes  traditional, sometimes contemporary, often touching and occasionally  telling, placed together these beautiful images create a fascinating and  enlightening journey through the visual portrayal of canines in Western art.

Emilia Will is an editor at Tate. She graduated from the University of York  after studying the history of art and architecture, and has worked in various  private and public galleries including the Whitechapel Gallery, the Victoria  and Albert Museum and the Royal Museums Greenwich. She has loved  many cats and dogs in her time and hopes to make the acquaintance of  many, many more.

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Mary Lovelace O'Neal WHALES F*CKING BY EMILY A. KUHLMANN AND ERIN JENOA GILBERT

A look at the work, influence, and legacy of the legendary artist and educator

SELLING POINTS Mary Lovelace O’Neal is a groundbreaking and widely respected figure in the art world Companion book to a landmark exhibition, featuring the artist’s work spanning the last 30 years, at the popular Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco running March 25– Aug. 23, 2020 MoAD social media: Facebook, @moadsanfrancisco, 14,000 followers; Twitter, @MoADsf, 5,500 followers; Instagram, @moadsf, 19,000 followers

SPECIFICATIONS * color photographs throughout * 112 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 245mm * HEIGHT: 14" - 279mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JULY ISBN 978-1-951836-02-3 US $39.99 CAN $49.99 UK £30.00

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Examining the essential and influential art of Mary Lovelace O’Neal, this survey of work spanning the last 30 years celebrates the legacy of a teacher, mentor, and heroine for many. As professor emerita of the University of California–Berkeley’s Art Studio Department—a first for an African American woman at the time—Lovelace O’Neal has become renowned as an important educator and painter of activist abstractions that have inspired countless artists in the Bay Area, nationally, and globally. Constantly experimenting with form, color, and figuration to engage in cultural and artistic conversations on behalf of social justice, Mary Lovelace O’Neal presents an oeuvre that continuously subverts the expectations imposed on black artists, as well as defines the cultural power of minimalism and abstract expressionism.

Erin Jenoa Gilbert is the curator of African American Manuscripts at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Melissa Messina is an arts professional who has developed thought–provoking exhibitions and projects throughout the United States and abroad. Emily A. Kuhlmann is the director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of the African Diaspora.

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Howard Kazanjian A PRODUCER'S LIFE BY J. W. RINZLER, FOREWORD BY MARCIA LUCAS

A captivating exploration of the life, work, and insider insight of legendary film producer Howard Kazanjian

SELLING POINTS Insider perspective and photos  on production of hugely popular  movies and franchises,  particularly Star Wars; wide fan  appeal Very exclusive foreword from  Marcia Lucas, Oscar–winning  editor and George Lucas’s wife  during production of Star Wars Kazanjian’s and the author’s  connections within film and book  industries will allow for many  promotional opportunities

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white photographs throughout; Three 4-color inserts * 408 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT:  9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: MAY BIOGRAPHY, FILM ISBN 978-1-951836-18-4 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Howard Kazanjian had already worked with such master directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Wise, Billy Wilder, and  Sam Peckinpah when he was recruited by his University of Southern California classmate George Lucas to be vice  president of production on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, among other  films. In a career spanning 50 years in the industry, Kazanjian has witnessed the transition of Hollywood from its  twilight age to the digital world of today. His stories from the front lines on the set, granting insight into the techniques  and personalities of some of Hollywood’s finest, illustrated with rare archival photographs, makes this a must–own  volume for every cinephile.

J. W. Rinzler, former executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author The Making of Star Wars, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, and The Star Wars, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel, adapted from  George Lucas’s original rough draft. Marcia Lucas is an Academy Award–winning film editor who’s worked on such  legendary films as Star Wars, American Graffiti, Taxi Driver, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

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Bliss

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BEACHES PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDALL KAPLAN

A beautiful and inspiring photographic tour capturing the quintessential beach experience

Author–creator works within the  beach tourism industry, allowing  for natural promotion/  connections Bright and colorful images offer a  lighthearted means of armchair  travel Photographs feature beaches  from all over the world presented  without cultural commentary;  broad audience and escapist/  aesthetic appeal

SPECIFICATIONS * More than 100 color photographs * 168 pages * WIDTH: 13 1/4" - 337mm * HEIGHT:  10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover POB PUB  MONTH: JUNE PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-951836-17-7 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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ËxHSLJOEy903664z Experience the serene beauty and magnificent diversity of the world’s  beaches through the inspiring photography of Randall Kaplan. This journey  of over 100 exquisite photographs takes you across the globe to the shores  of California, Hawaii, Florida, French Polynesia, Spain, and dozens of exotic  locales, offering rare, artistic views of the most idyllic coastlines found  anywhere in the world. Bursting with color and striking perspectives, this  essential collection will bring even the most seasoned beachgoer a  newfound appreciation for these awe–inspiring natural landscapes.

Randall Kaplan is a businessman, photographer, public speaker, and  philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Sandee, a travel company  focused on the promotion of beaches and beach tourism around the world,  among other companies. When he’s not working, Randall loves to  wakeboard, toss the football, play the drums, fly his drones, and most  importantly spend time with family. He lives in Los Angeles with his incredible  wife, five amazing children, and mischievous dog, Karma.

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Mutha

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STUFF AND THINGS WRITTEN BY VINCENT D’ONOFRIO, FOREWORD BY ETHAN HAWKE, PHOTOGRAPHY  BY CARIN VAN DER DONK

A collection of irreverent and poetic short works from legendary actor Vincent D’Onofrio

Vincent D’Onofrio has a strong  social following (Twitter: 266,600;  Facebook 81,000; Instagram:  129,600) Foreword by actor and poet  Ethan Hawke (Twitter: 13,900;  Facebook: 664,000; Instagram:  312,700) Blend of poetry and raw thoughts  and observations offers a new  perspective on a public figure Gift and humor potential

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT:  9 1/4" - 235mm * Paperback PUB  MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-951836-13-9 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 

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ALSO AVAILABLE Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter ISBN 978-1-944903-40-4 US $29.95 CAN $37.95

ËxHSLJOEy903404z This is not a story woven around plot, characters, and contrivance. Rather, it  is what acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio’s mind produces when on idle,  when he is not thinking about servicing a story. His words are, in the purest  sense, ideas that fall unexpectedly upon his head, “like an apple from a tree —dropping all at once,” though less about gravity and Newton’s apples, and  more about levity. D’Onofrio’s thoughts and images—presented here in all  their uninhibited glory—are humorous, honest, abundant, raw, and  unfiltered. And all exceedingly enjoyable. The unique design—a paperback  with flaps and Chinese binding, all contained in a full–color, hardcover  slipcase—offers the book an artistic, collectible feel.

Vincent D’Onofrio is a world–renowned actor, producer, writer, and director  whose credits include Full Metal Jacket, Jurassic World, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Men in Black. He lives  in New York City. A four–time Academy Award nominee, Ethan Hawke has  starred in such films as Dead Poets Society, the Before Sunrise trilogy, and  Boyhood. He is the author of the novels The Hottest State and Ash Wednesday. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Ryan, and his four children.

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Table with a View THE HISTORY AND RECIPES OF NICK'S COVE WRITTEN BY DENA GRUNT, PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKIE FRANKENY

Northern California’s historic Nick’s Cove restaurant brings you the finest in seasonal farm–to–table and seafood cuisine

SELLING POINTS Nick’s Cove is an award–winning  restaurant that offers top–quality  seasonal and locally sourced  cuisine on the Marin coast Executive Chef Kua Speer is a  rising star in the Northern  California culinary world Nick’s Cove social media:  Twitter, @nickscove, 1,700  followers; Facebook,  @nickscove, 6,100 followers;  Instagram, @nickscove, 5,500  followers

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: APRIL FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-944903-65-7 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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ËxHSLJOEy903374z Nick’s Cove, perched alongside beautiful Tomales Bay, opened its doors in the 1930s and has been a Northern  California destination ever since. Table with a View: The History and Recipes of Nick’s Cove celebrates the historic  restaurant, bar, and inn’s award–winning cuisine, which features fresh seafood, locally sourced meats, and seasonal  produce from their on–site farm and garden, the Croft. Inspired by the area’s serene natural beauty and abundant  resources, the restaurant’s dishes reflect the perfect combination of comfort and refinement, embracing an elegant  approach to hearty farm–to–table cuisine. From new takes on classics such as Oysters Nickerfeller and Crab Benedict  to hearty fare like Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese and Seared Duck with Blackberry Sauce, Table with a View is  much more than a cookbook—it’s a celebration of a cultural heritage in a region shaped largely by its culinary bounty.

Dena Grunt is president of Highway 1 Hospitality and oversees all aspects of operations at the company’s Northern  California businesses. She lives in Petaluma, California, with her husband and son. Frankie Frankeny is a San  Francisco–based food and lifestyle photographer whose work has been featured in over 70 cookbooks.

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Veritas

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMMY HAYES, FOREWORD BY RAJAT PARR, AFTERWORD BY FRED  LYON

A stunning monograph, depicting the real, unstaged, natural beauty of California’s wine industry by a photographer and wine industry insider

A new perspective on the  California wine industry from an  insider who understands the  process from start to finish Jimmy Hayes is well connected  in in the wine industry; he has  held a myriad of positions and  photographed at a variety of  wineries Timely celebration of the less– celebrated production workers

SPECIFICATIONS * More than 100 color photographs * 248 pages * WIDTH: 11 1/4" - 286mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB  MONTH: MAY PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-951836-12-2 US $100.00 CAN $125.00 

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ËxHSLJOEy903183z Behind the polish and the glamour of the tasting room is an industry notable  for its complex labor challenges and its constant duel against unforgiving  natural conditions. Longtime Napa–based photographer Jimmy Hayes, who  has been documenting the California wine industry since 2014, offers an  intimate look at the demanding reality and rugged beauty of winemaking.  Hayes’s structural, minimal, and poignant photographs present  unromanticized, unscripted beauty and quietly magnificent details from an  insider’s vantage point. To work with wine is to work hard, with one’s whole  body, mind, and heart—and it’s in those messy moments where the real  beauty lies.

Jimmy Hayes has spent more than 10 years in the wine industry working as  a commercial photographer, winery director, sommelier, and cellar worker. He  lives in Napa, California. Rajat Parr, co–founder of Domaine de la Côte, is a  three–time James Beard Award winner and one of the world’s foremost wine  experts. He lives in Santa Barbara. Fred Lyon, San Francisco’s “Brassaï,”  has worked as a magazine photographer for more than 75 years, and his  iconic work has appeared in exhibitions across the United States.

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The Maine House

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BY MAURA MCEVOY AND BASHA BURWELL WITH KATHLEEN HACKETT

Explore the soul of Maine in some three dozen of its most original, authentic, and evocative houses “There’s a quality of life in Maine which is singular and unique. . . . It’s absolutely a world unto itself.” —artist Jamie Wyeth

Authentic, recycled, repurposed: These houses show how to live simply but well, and with furnishings that are passed on from generation to generation Eclectic array of homeowners: Including artists, writers, publishers, photographers, gallerists, textile designers, farmers, and fishermen A visual resource spanning 200 years: Showcases two centuries of American vernacular design from salt boxes to sleek modernist capes Converted houses: A number of the houses are ingenious conversions: a 150–year–old grange hall, a cannery, a Federalist church, a bootlegger storehouse, all remade as homes Travel and tourism appeal: More than 36 million people visit Maine each year

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 240 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm For several years, acclaimed photographer Maura McEvoy and art director Basha Burwell traveled the length and breadth of Maine in search of houses that capture the state’s singular character. These are not designer houses; they are homes created by the people who live in them, from artists to writers to fishermen, distinctive for their ingenuity, originality, and fierce individuality. Many are unchanged, inhabited by generations of the same family; some are ingenious conversions. These are homes that have a kind of visual wealth that money can’t buy, homes that define the very spirit of Maine. Photographer Maura McEvoy has spent every summer of her life on the Maine coast. Her work has appeared in House Beautiful, Town & Country, Condé Nast Traveler, Outside, and Martha Stewart Living. Born and raised in Maine, Basha Burwell is a stylist and art director for national retailers and clients such as L.L. Bean, Garnet Hill, and Pendleton. Writer Kathleen Hackett spends her summers in Maine. Her most recent book is Brooklyn Interiors; she contributes to Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, T Magazine, House Beautiful, Veranda, Martha Stewart Living, and Southern Living.

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* Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JUNE INTERIOR DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, TRAVEL ISBN 978-0-86565-394-8 US $50.00 CAN $63.00

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Provence Style

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DECORATING WITH FRENCH COUNTRY FLAIR BY SHAUNA VARVEL WITH ALEXANDRA BLACK

An intimate tour of quintessential Provençal style, featuring chic homes and interior details inspired by this picturesque region

Provence is hugely popular: Provence is an ever–popular  travel destination and source of  decorating inspiration Superb photography: Highlights  classic Provençal interiors,  exteriors, and style details Loaded with ideas for home and garden: The ultimate style  book, packed with inspirational  ideas to help re–create the look  at home

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 256 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT:  12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: JUNE DESIGN, INTERIOR DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, TRAVEL ISBN 978-0-86565-390-0 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 

Thirty years after the publication of Peter Mayle’s bestselling memoir A Year in Provence, the sun–drenched southern French region continues to excite  home decorators with its combination of rustic charm, elegant details, and  historical influences. Provence Style showcases the best of the region, with  Shauna Varvel’s quintessential 18th–century Rhône valley farmhouse—Le  Mas des Poiriers—as its centerpiece. Named for the working pear orchard on  the grounds, the property was reimagined by noted local architect Alexandre  Lafourcade, who transformed a rough structure into a luxurious expression of  the Provençal aesthetic, referencing historical influences, rural traditions, and  Parisian taste.    Set amid a garden of allées, arbors, and terraces designed by the  architect’s mother, renowned landscape designer Dominique Lafourcade,  this exemplar of Provençal style is the starting point for exploring the region’s  characteristic interior details and exterior features. The book includes  chapters on the public spaces of the home, from entrances to living rooms,  the private realm of bedrooms and bathrooms, and outdoor areas including  patios and kitchen gardens, transporting the reader on a captivating stylistic  journey.

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Shauna Varvel began her career in public relations with Estée Lauder in New  York and Tokyo. After years of renting homes in Provence, Varvel and her  family finally took on the renovation of a 200–year–old farmhouse outside  Avignon, France. The project has been celebrated by numerous publications,  including Veranda, Town & Country, and Fortune magazines. Alexandra Black is the author of Living in Cuba, Tuscan Elements, Ski Style, The Japanese House, Dusk Till Dawn, and The Fashion Book, and has  contributed to Elle, Vogue Living, and Gourmet Traveller.

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Chihuly and Architecture BY ELEANOR  HEARTNEY

Internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly’s site–specific installations in the form of architectural commissions and exhibitions

SELLING POINTS Chihuly is considered one of the  most innovative and iconic  figures in contemporary art More than 120,000 copies sold of  all Chihuly titles Chihuly’s work is in the  permanent collection of more  than 200 museums worldwide Chihuly social media: Facebook,  279,000 followers; Instagram,  89,300 followers; Twitter, 9,100  followers

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 200 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/4" - 260mm * HEIGHT:  14 1/4" - 362mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MAY ART, ARCHITECTURE ISBN 978-1-57684-077-1 US $70.00 CAN $88.00 UK £55.00

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Forty years of Dale Chihuly’s spectacular site–specific glass installations are captured in this large–format publication  examining architectural commissions, temporary art installations, and museum exhibitions around the world. Chihuly’s  installations on walls, windows, ceilings, stairways, courtyards, and fountains are closely examined. Chihuly and Architecture explores entire rooms and galleries, glasshouses and castles, and travels from the canals of Venice to the  Citadel in the Old City of Jerusalem, providing rare insight into Chihuly’s inspiration and global footprint.

Eleanor Heartney is a New York–based art critic and author of numerous books and articles about  contemporary art. Her work has appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Dale Chihuly’s work has been exhibited in more than 240 museums including the Smithsonian’s  Renwick Gallery, the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the National Gallery of Australia, and the V&A.

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Epic Iran

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BY JOHN CURTIS, INA SARIKHANI SANDMANN, AND TIM STANLEY

A stunning introduction to the material culture of some of the great civilizations of Asia

A richly illustrated visual history  of Iranian art and design Covers the ancient, Islamic, and  modern periods Presents works made over the  course of five millennia, from  3,200 BC to today Includes impressive objects from  international private and museum  collections

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 336 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 248mm * HEIGHT:  11 1/3" - 289mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: MARCH ART, ART HISTORY ISBN 978-1-85177-929-1 US $55.00 CAN $69.00 

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Iran was the home of some of the greatest civilizations of both the ancient and medieval worlds, but these  achievements remain poorly known and largely misunderstood outside the country. Epic Iran tells the story of Iran from  pre–Islamic through modern times and provides an opportunity to see pieces from key museum and private  collections. This book combines the ancient and Islamic periods and continues the narrative into the contemporary  world. It shows how civilized life emerged in Iran around 3,200 BC and how a distinctive Iranian identity formed 2,500  years ago has survived until today, expressed in the Persian language and in religious affiliations.    Lavishly illustrated, some 250 images showcase pieces including goldwork, ceramics, glass, illustrated manuscripts,  textiles, carpets, oil paintings, drawings, and photographs. Alongside the historical sweep are examples from  contemporary artists and makers, demonstrating the rich antecedents still influencing some modern–day practitioners. John Curtis is Academic Director of the Iran Heritage Foundation and former Keeper of the Middle East Department  at the British Museum Ina Sarikhani Sandmann is co–founder of the Sarikhani Collection Tim Stanley is senior curator in the Asian Department at the V&A

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Orwell

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BY PIERRE CHRISTIN, ILLUSTRATED BY SÉBASTIEN VERDIER

An intimate look at the life and work of England’s greatest novelist and political essayist, and author of the dystopian masterpiece 1984

In a period of rising  authoritarianism, Orwell offers a  timely exploration of the great  anti–authoritarian’s life, work, and  politics With economic inequality  increasing in the world, the book  offers a contemporary look at  Down and Out in Paris and London, Orwell’s study of poverty  in Europe A definitive yet intimate portrait of  an iconic literary figure

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 160 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT:  10 1/4" - 260mm * Paperback with flaps PUB  MONTH: MAY GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-87-5 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 

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George Orwell’s most celebrated work, 1984, and the prescient vision it contains of a society governed by Big Brother,  predates the constant monitoring of people and data we are familiar with today by almost 70 years. But his life was  every bit as fascinating and forward–looking as his books. Orwell studied at Eton, joined the police in Burma, fought in  the Spanish Civil War, fiercely opposed Stalinism, and lived in London’s slums while working as a journalist. With  illustrations by artists including Annie Goetzinger, Juanjo Guarnido, Enki Bilal, Manu Larcenet, Blutch, and André  Juillard, Pierre Christin and Sébastian Verdier’s Orwell offers readers an intimate yet definitive portrait of England's  greatest political writer. Pierre Christin is the creator of the bestselling Valérian series. Inspired by research into the world’s Communist  regimes, he went on to produce the classic European graphic novels The Town That Didn’t Exist, The Black Order Brigade, and The Hunting Party. Sébastien Verdier, a self–confessed graphic novel addict since his college days,  published his first book, Ultimate Agency, in 2004, with text by François Corteggiani. His acclaimed collaborations  have since included work with Didier Quella–Guyot, Éric Corbeyran, and Pierre Christin.

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The Case of Charles Dexter Ward ADAPTED AND ILLUSTRATED BY I.N.J. CULBARD. ORIGINAL TEXT BY H.P. LOVECRAFT

Alchemy and resurrection for H.P. Lovecraft fans

Praise for The Case of Charles Dexter Ward “This is really the best way to enjoy Lovecraft.”  —Boing Boing

SELLING POINTS Horror TV series Lovecraft Country (executive producer  Jordan Peele) increases the  appeal of Lovecraft’s stories to a  wider audience A compelling fantasy of one  man’s obsession, overwhelmed  by the dark arts I.N.J. Culbard has gained a fast– growing reputation in the United States for his adaptations of horror classics

SPECIFICATIONS * Fulll color illustrations throughout * 128 pages * WIDTH: 5 7/8" - 149mm * HEIGHT:  8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB  MONTH: FEBRUARY GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-95-0 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 

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ËxHSLJKGy838355z Providence, Rhode Island, 1928. A dangerous inmate disappears from a  private hospital for the insane, his method of escape baffling the authorities.  Only the patient’s final visitor, family physician Dr. Marinus Bicknell Willett— himself a piece of the puzzle—holds the key to unlocking The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. A macabre mixture of historical investigation, grave– robbing, and bone–chilling revelation, this newly reissued adaptation artfully  lays bare one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most horrifying creations. I.N.J. Culbard is an award–winning artist and writer, who has been published  by 2000 AD (Brass Sun, Brink), Vertigo (The New Deadwardians), and Dark Horse (Everything). His graphic novels for SelfMadeHero include the British Comic Award–nominated Celeste and At the Mountains of Madness, for which he won the British Fantasy Award in 2011. He lives in Nottinghamshire, England. H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

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The Shadow Out of Time

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ADAPTED AND ILLUSTRATED BY I.N.J. CULBARD. ORIGINAL TEXT BY H.P. LOVECRAFT

A chilling tale for H.P. Lovecraft fans

Praise for The Shadow Out of Time “Watching Culbard’s fussy gents go stark raving  nuts is always a blast, and this one may be his  best yet.” —Booklist

Appeals to fans of science fiction,  fantasy, horror, and the occult H.P. Lovecraft’s writing has a  vast cult following and has  inspired modern masters, such  as Stephen King and Alan Moore Heightened interest through cult  movie Color Out of Space  (starring Nicolas Cage) and a  forthcoming Lovecraft–inspired  thriller by Game of Thrones  creators

SPECIFICATIONS * Full color illustrations throughout * 120 pages * WIDTH: 5 7/8" - 149mm * HEIGHT:  8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB  MONTH: FEBRUARY GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-96-7 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 

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ËxHSLJKGy838683z Miskatonic University, Arkham, 1908. Professor Nathaniel Peaslee  collapses in front of a class of students, only coming to his senses five  years later. Horrified to discover that his body has been far from inactive  during the intervening period—and plagued by unsettling and outlandish  nightmares—Peaslee attempts to piece together the truth behind the  missing years of his life. A chilling journey through time, space, and the  recesses of the mind, this newly reissued adaptation gives terrifying form to  one of H.P. Lovecraft’s final tales.

I.N.J. Culbard is an award–winning artist and writer, who has been published  by 2000 AD (Brass Sun, Brink), Vertigo (The New Deadwardians), and Dark Horse (Everything). His graphic novels for SelfMadeHero include the British Comic Award–nominated Celeste and At the Mountains of Madness, for which he won the British Fantasy Award in 2011. He lives in Nottinghamshire, England. H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

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The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath ADAPTED AND ILLUSTRATED BY I.N.J. CULBARD. ORIGINAL TEXT BY H.P. LOVECRAFT

A journey beyond the walls of sleep that will delight Lovecraft and sci–fi fans

Praise for The Dream–Quest Of Unknown Kadath “There is no denying that Culbard makes this  story sing.”      —Digital Spy

SELLING POINTS Weaves elements of horror and  fantasy into an epic tale that  explores the spectacular world of  dreams I.N.J. Culbard currently has two high profile comics series in production for Dark Horse: Everything and the Umbrella Academy prequel You Look Like Death H.P. Lovecraft has influenced  numerous directors, artists, and  writers, including Guillermo del  Toro, Mike Mignola, John  Carpenter, and Junji Ito

SPECIFICATIONS * Full color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 7/8" - 149mm * HEIGHT:  8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB  MONTH: MARCH GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-97-4 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 

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Obsessed with revisiting the sunset city of his dreams, Randolph Carter  leaves the humdrum confines of reality behind, traveling into a vivid  dreamworld where anything is possible. But while Carter draws closer to his  goal—the mysterious Kadath, home to the gods themselves—another force,  dark and brooding, is watching with plans of its own. An epic fantasy mixing  adventure, peril, and wonder in equal parts, The Dream–Quest of Unknown Kadath, newly reissued, explores themes of memory and forbidden  knowledge through the prism of H.P. Lovecraft’s boundless imagination.

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I.N.J. Culbard is an award–winning artist and writer, who has been published  by 2000 AD (Brass Sun, Brink), Vertigo (The New Deadwardians), and Dark Horse (Everything). His graphic novels for SelfMadeHero include the British Comic Award–nominated Celeste and At the Mountains of Madness, for which he won the British Fantasy Award in 2011. He lives in Nottinghamshire, England. H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.

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The King in Yellow

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ADAPTED AND ILLUSTRATED BY I.N.J. CULBARD. ORIGINAL AUTHOR ROBERT W  CHAMBERS.

A masterful adaptation of one of the most important works of American supernatural “weird” fiction Praise for The King in Yellow “Clean lines, bold colors, and characters that  wriggle right into the readers’ brain are Culbard’s  trademark.” —Publishers Weekly

The King in Yellow is a central  literary reference in the HBO  series True Detective and has  enjoyed a renaissance as a result Combines elements of horror and  science fiction into a gripping  piece of graphic weird fiction An influence on H.P. Lovecraft  and other masters of the genre I.N.J. Culbard has gained a fast– growing reputation in the United States for his adaptations of horror classics

SPECIFICATIONS * Color illustrations throughout * 144 pages * WIDTH: 5 7/8" - 149mm * HEIGHT:  8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB  MONTH: MARCH GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-94-3 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 

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ALSO AVAILABLE King in Yellow ISBN 978-1-906838-92-8 US $19.95 CAN $23.95 UK £14.99

ËxHSLJKGy838928z The King in Yellow: a play that brings madness to all who read it. Irresistible  and insidious, it lures the reader with its innocence and dooms them with its  corruption. In a series of interlinked stories, Robert W. Chambers’s classic  work of weird fiction shows the creeping spread of the play’s macabre touch.  I.N.J. Culbard’s deft and unsettling adaptation, newly reissued, breathes life into Chambers’s influential masterpiece, expertly revealing the malice and mayhem that await those unlucky enough to turn the wrong page.

I.N.J. Culbard is an award–winning artist and writer, who has been published  by 2000 AD (Brass Sun, Brink), Vertigo (The New Deadwardians), and Dark Horse (Everything). His graphic novels for SelfMadeHero include the British Comic Award–nominated Celeste and At the Mountains of Madness, for which he won the British Fantasy Award in 2011. He lives in Nottinghamshire, England. Robert William Chambers (1865–1933) was a Brooklyn–born artist and author. After studying art in Paris, he worked as an illustrator in New York for Life, Vogue, and Truth magazines. With the immediate success of The King in Yellow, he became a full–time author, publishing more than 70 books.

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Frink and Freud

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BY PIERRE PÉJU, ILLUSTRATED BY LIONEL RICHERAND

The fateful meeting of Freud and Horace Frink, and the ensuing scandal that nearly destroyed psychoanalysis

Explores an often–ignored period  of Sigmund Freud’s life A critical look at the scandal that  nearly destroyed Freud’s  reputation A historical account that  questions Freud's legacy,  appealing to psychology students

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 216 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT:  9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB  MONTH: MAY GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-90-5 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 

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In 1909, while on a fundraising lecture tour in America, Sigmund Freud met  Horace Frink, an early disciple of his theories of psychoanalysis, whose  traumatic childhood and complicated personal life later cast a shadow over  Freud’s professional career—and came close to destroying his reputation.  This little–known and ultimately tragic true story of two divorces, three  deaths, and a ménage à quatre, as well as the questionable motives behind  Freud’s involvement in it, is the subject of a groundbreaking collaboration  between artist and animator Lionel Richerand and the prizewinning  philosopher, biographer, and novelist Pierre Péju. French artist and animator Lionel Richerand studied at the École Nationale  Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, specializing in illustration and directing  animated films. In 2007, he published Petit conte léguminesque, and later  directed The Fear of the Wolf. He is currently preparing his own feature film  and several comic book projects. Pierre Péju is a French philosopher,  novelist, and essayist, whose best–known works are the prizewinning novels  Le rire de l’ogre and The Girl from the Chartreuse.

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Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles BY FERMÍN SOLÍS

A fascinating portrait of a pivotal period in the life of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel

SELLING POINTS A revealing insight into a key  figure in the Surrealist movement Documents a decisive period in  Luis Buñuel’s life, when he  contemplated abandoning  surrealism The New York Times called  Buñuel “an iconoclast, moralist,  and revolutionary who was a  leader of avant–garde surrealism”

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 120 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT:  9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB  MONTH: APRIL GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-84-4 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 

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ËxHSLJLAy593158z Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles depicts a decisive moment in the life of  the great Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel: the moment when he doubted  surrealism and contemplated embracing a more social type of cinema. At  this crucial turning point in his career, he wanted to change the world by  showing the hidden heart of reality. Buñuel was deeply affected by the  harshness of Las Hurdes and the extreme misery of the people who lived in  this remote region, so with his friend, the movie producer Ramón Acín, he  began work on the pseudo–documentary Land Without Bread. But in the  mind of the great surrealist, reality inevitably clashed with dreams and  childhood memories, threatening both the film and his friendship with Acín. It  was at this moment that the Buñuel of the future was born. Fermín Solís is a renowned Spanish cartoonist, animator, and illustrator,  who alternates between work as a comic book artist, textbook illustrator, and  children’s book creator. His books have been published by leading  independent publishers in the United States, Canada, and France, and he  has been nominated at the Comic de Barcelona, INJUVE, and the National  Comic Award.

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Knock Out!

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THE TRUE STORY OF EMILE GRIFFITH BY REINHARD KLEIST, TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL WAALER

An intoxicating portrait of boxer Emile Griffith, an Afro–Caribbean– American bisexual athlete and one of the world’s greatest fighters

A powerful portrait of an athlete  who, facing racism and  homophobia in the 1960s,  became one of the greatest  boxers of all time An explosive look at the  aftermath of Griffith’s  controversial fight with Benny  Paret Reinhard Kleist is the bestselling  author of graphic biographies  including Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, The Boxer, and the Eisner– winning Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout * 160 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT:  9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB  MONTH: JUNE GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-86-8 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 

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ALSO AVAILABLE Boxer ISBN 978-1-906838-77-5 US $22.95 CAN $27.95

The American boxing champion Emile Griffith gained notoriety in 1962 when  he brutally defeated the Cuban fighter Benny Paret. Ten days after the fight,  Paret, who had directed a homophobic slur at Griffith during the weigh–in,  died from his injuries. In Knock Out!, Reinhard Kleist draws a powerful,  emotive portrait of a bisexual Afro–Caribbean–American athlete who, facing  racism and homophobia in 1960s America, found success in the world of  boxing. This is the story of a fierce and ambitious fighter, and of a knock–out  blow that ended one life and changed a second forever.

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Reinhard Kleist lives and works as a freelance comics artist and illustrator in  Berlin. His graphic novel Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness was nominated for  both the Eisner and Harvey Awards. With The Boxer, Kleist became the first  cartoonist to receive the German Youth Literature Prize.

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Mustard

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A TREASURE FROM BURGUNDY TEXT BY BÉNÉDICTE BORTOLI, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATTHIEU CELLARD

A celebration of Edmond Fallot, an iconic French mustard maker, including the history, recipes, and inspirational gastronomical uses of the popular spice

Edmond Fallot is a famous  French company that has a  worldwide reputation for  producing exceptional quality  mustards This book has something for  everyone, including culinary  history, interesting recipes, and  gorgeous photographs Bortoli and Cellard are both well  known in the world of French  cuisine

SPECIFICATIONS * 130 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8 5/8" - 220mm * HEIGHT:  11 1/4" - 285mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5284-1 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £26.99

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ËxHSLELJy738470z Crunched, crushed, mixed with other foods, then jarred, the mustard seed  has come a long way. The Chinese grew the spicy more than 3,000 years  ago, and ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used it to enhance the  taste of meats and fishes. Over time, what was once called the “poor man’s  spice” has become a staple ingredient right after salt and pepper.    Dedicated to Edmond Fallot, a famous French mustard maker, this book  dives into the spice’s history, production, properties, and uses. Fallot has  developed countless recipes over several generations—mustard with  blackcurrants, with Espelette or black chile peppers, with Dijon gingerbread,  and more—and continues an artisanal production rooted in the terroir of the  historical French territory of Burgundy. With 40 new recipes from a group of  renowned chefs and Fallot users, Mustard will inspire chefs and foodies with  this essential element of gastronomy. An editor specializing in gastronomy and trained in enology and a certified  cook, Bénédicte Bortoli has held editorial positions for large publishers such  as Fleurus and Albin Michel before becoming an editorial and culinary  consulting freelancer. She is the author of Terre de Poivres, published by  Éditions de La Martinière (2017). A culinary photographer based in the capital  of the Gauls, Matthieu Cellard is known for his pictures of restaurant rooms.  When he is not shooting photographs for regional or specialty magazines, he  works for famous restaurants. He is one of the photographers whose name  matters in the world of gastronomy.

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In Search of Tea DISCOVERY AND KNOWLEDGE BY FRANÇOIS-XAVIER DELMAS

Follow one of the greatest tea experts on his travels in search of the best tea varieties around the world

SELLING POINTS An author of how–to books on  tea, but also of literary works,  François–Xavier Delmas has a  talent for the written word that will  fill the pages of this book Stunning photography will go  beyond cliché tea imagery and  include a lot of candid shots and  portraits of the men and women  behind tea cultivation This is a very informative book;  each section will give readers  plenty of tea knowledge, such as  cultivation methods in different  countries, tasting techniques, and  different types of tea

SPECIFICATIONS * 186 color photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 250mm * HEIGHT:  7 3/4" - 195mm * Paperback with flaps PUB  MONTH: MARCH FOOD & WINE, PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-5181-3 US $27.00 CAN $34.00 UK £19.99

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In this coffee table book, François–Xavier Delmas, founder of Palais de  Thés and one of the world’s greatest experts in the tea universe, travels to  the ends of the Earth to various tea territories across the globe. From India  to China, from Nepal to Japan, through Taiwan and Sri Lanka, Malawi and  Kenya, he travels in search of the rarest and, above all, the best varieties for  the pleasure of both neophytes and experienced connoisseurs.    Divided into six chapters, In Search of Tea features superb photography  with accompanying text explaining tea cultivation methods, tasting  techniques, and uses. Along the way, Delmas encounters the men and  women who make these wonderful teas and highlights their various customs  and traditions. Filled with Delmas’s in–depth knowledge of producer  countries and his favorite teas, In Search of Tea offers wonderful insight to  world cultures for tea drinkers and travel lovers.

François–Xavier Delmas, the founder of Palais des Thés, is now  acknowledged as one of the world greatest experts in the tea universe. A  tireless globetrotter, he has been scouting tea gardens around the world on  his quest for the best teas for more than 30 years. In 1999, anxious to pass  on his expertise to as many people as possible, he founded L’École du Thé,  a space for initiation and tea–tasting training.

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Journeys through Louvre Abu Dhabi BY BEATRICE FONTANEL

An exploration of artworks at Louvre Abu Dhabi highlighting the work of fearless explorers of past centuries outside of Europe

SELLING POINTS Close to 100 works of art, from all  civilizations Acclaimed author who is  recognized in the field of art  history for children The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a major  art museum with an open  approach to world history and art,  showcasing work that is not often  represented Beautiful package with a  sophisticated design

SPECIFICATIONS * 90 color illustrations * 96 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT:  12 1/4" - 311mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 JUVENILE NONFICTION, ART HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5283-4 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK £19.99

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Designed to take the reader on a long journey around the world, this large–size album embarks on a tour to the heart  of one the world’s most beautiful museums, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a major art museum with a universal calling. The  book travels across civilizations through the prism of a hundred of the museum’s most beautiful and stunning works of  art, a tribute to humanity’s artistic creation, from prehistoric times to the present day. The collection shines a spotlight  on the works of Arab physicians and mathematicians, African blacksmiths, Chinese ceramists, and many others— proving that in spite of wars and age–old rivalries, civilizations have always mingled and become enriched as a result.

Béatrice Fontanel was born in Casablanca in 1957 and has lived in Montparnasse for many years. She likes to  create books in all seasons, for readers of all ages (about 120 titles so far). She draws inspiration from daily life,  nature, music, and fine arts.

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Patrick Norguet Dialogues BY ALISTAIR TAYLOR-YOUNG AND YANN SILIEC

An icon of French design revisits his 20–year career with an art book masterfully illustrated by the fashion photographer Alistair Taylor– Young

SELLING POINTS The first book on a French  designer honored by multiple  awards over the last 20 years A unique collaboration with a  talented fashion photographer Printed in France at the  Manufacture des Deux Ponts Includes project ideas for  exhibits, meetings, and  conferences on the topic of  design and creation

SPECIFICATIONS * 180 color photographs * 216 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 240mm * HEIGHT:  12 1/4" - 310mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5282-7 US $75.00 CAN $94.00 UK £55.00

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CARTON QTY: 5 A designer with an atypical background, Patrick Norguet has a privileged  relationship with both the production tool and the beauty of shapes.  Harnessing his sense of colors, formal reserve, elegant purity, and steadfast  quest for comfort, his work is the direct legacy of the canons of Nordic  design, challenged by a fair dose of humor that embodies the object.His  career took a lasting turn in 2000 when Giulio Cappellini noticed his famous  Rainbow Chair, which is now featured in the collection of the MOMA in New  York. Since then, he has been drawing for major designers such as Capellini,  Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Tacchini, Hermès, Tolix, Artifort, Pedrali, and Ethimo.    “Whom for? What for? How?” By answering these essential questions,  Norguet humbly assumes the defining role of the industrial designer,  nourished by a practice he experiences as an exploration of different forms of  company cultures. “Without going as far as to imply that my work is political, my ultimate goal remains the creation of a product that functions. A fair, honest product in line with the sociology of its era.” Norguet primarily sees  design as a collective and innovative approach in which his assembled  creations become alive. Today, he shares the birth of 60 of his creations in a  radically magnificent book. A work designed as an original photographic  work, a poetic and dreamlike storyboard which, chapter after chapter,  questions the relationship between the table of laws and the semantics of the  object world. From its creation process to its aesthetical acme, the object  takes shape, embodying multiple scenarios in the course of a vibrant visual  epic, witnessing to all its possible interpretations and lives. Alistair Taylor–Young is a renowned British photographer specializing in  fashion and beauty. He has been working for numerous luxury clients over the  past 25 years: Dior, Hermès, La Perla, and the Condé Nast Group. Yann Siliec is a DPLG–certified architect, a graduate of the Institut Français de la  Mode. He regularly collaborates with magazines such as Intramuros, Vogue,  Le Fooding, and Stiletto. He co–authored the book Joseph Dirand: Interior.

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From One Bank to Another: D'une rive à l’autre BY PATRICK WALD LASOWSKI

A visual and literary journey to two Bordeaux vineyards in France’s Gironde estuary

SELLING POINTS A gorgeous package beautifully  designed with three different  types of paper and exposed  binding with a luxurious gold– sewn wire clasp Publicity events planned in New  York City

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 11 1/4" - 284mm * HEIGHT:  14 1/2" - 366mm * Hardcover PUB  MONTH: MARCH PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHY, FOOD & WINE, FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5121-9 US $165.00 CAN $207.00 UK £125.00

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In southwest France, the Gironde estuary is an open–sky mirror that links Château Rauzan–Ségla in Margaux and  Château Canon in Saint–Émilion, two Bordeaux vineyards owned by Chanel. For over a year, photographers Patrick  Messina, Jérôme Bryon, Brice Braastad, Thomas Dhellemmes, and Luc Manago posted their cameras around the  properties to capture this landscape of wine and water. In From One Bank to the Other, the artists’ five distinct  perspectives illustrate the First–Growth wines and their environments. Bryon creates structured lines to reveal  architecture and material. Braastad gives a testimony of daily life, following the works of the vineyard and the wine  cellar. Messina reveals the hazy atmosphere and timelessness felt on the estuary shores. Manago shows the life that  runs through these historical buildings and the art of welcoming and sharing the passion for wine. And Dhellemmes  grasps the ephemera through intimate, emotional moments. Throughout, historian and novelist Patrick Wald Lasowski  navigates the works to illuminate the context of this elusive estuary. With beautiful photography and storytelling, From One Bank to the Other is a love affair of wine, art, and environment.

Jérôme Bryon is a photographer with a background in architecture and design. Since 2011, he has been  represented by Galerie La Forest Divonne in Paris and Brussels. Thomas Dhellemmes is the owner of the  photography studio L’Atelier Mai 98. Brice Braastad is a photographer based in Bordeaux and has collaborated with  the Château Rauzan–Ségla and Château Canon for years. Luc Manago is a Paris–based professional  photographer specializing in portraits and photojournalism. Born in 1967, Patrick Messina lives and works in Paris.  He is a founder of France(s) Territoire Liquide, a collective photographic research project. Patrick Wald Lasowski is  a historian specializing in the 18th century, as well as a poet and novelist.

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