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FALL/WINTER 2016-17

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AMULET BOOKS

AMULET PAPERBACKS

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Cityblock

22

Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt

49

Untamed

2

Tinyville Town

24

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

50

Like Bug Juice on a Burger

4

Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall!

27

Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who

51

The Bamboo Sword

5

Boo! Haiku

6

What’s a Banana? What’s an Apple?

Chewed Too Much

52

Amphibians’ End

28

The Terrible Two Go Wild

54

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

30

Fuzzy

7

All My Treasures

31

The Secrets to Ruling School: Book Two

8

Olivia Loves Owl

32

The Creeps: Book Three

MoMA

9

ONE Very Big Bear

33

Poptropica: Book Two

56

Magritte’s Apple

10

Monsters Go Night-Night

34

The Boy with Seventeen Senses

57

What the Weather Was Like

11

Hello Kitty Presents the

35

The Unintentional Adventures of the

Storybook Collection ABRAMS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

Bland Sisters

58

What Is a Child?

Every Falling Star

59

Doodle Town

60

Mister Pip

36

The Mighty Odds

37

12

Ada Twist, Scientist

38

The Graces

14

Ferocious Fluffi

40

The Movie Version

15

The Princess and the Warrior

41

16

Charles Darwin’s Around-theWorld Adventure

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What’s That Noise?

Useless Bay

61

All Around the World: Sports and Games

42

The Romantics

62

London Calls Sticker Book

44

Heartfir

45

Iron Cast

Did You Ever See? 63

17

Ada’s Ideas

18

Fannie Never Flinched

46

Maresi

19

Pathfinder

48

RoseBlood

20

Bonesville

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Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You

64

Jill & Lion The Museum of Me

The Raven

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Front cover and page 15: © 2016 Duncan Tonatiuh; back cover and page 2: © 2016 Brian Biggs; contents page and pages 12–13: illustrations © David Roberts; 4: illustrations © 2016 Susan Gal; page 5: illustrations © 2016 Bob Shea; page 6: illustrations © 2016 Greg Pizzoli; page 7: illustration © 2015 Christine Roussey; page 8: illustrations © 2016 David McPhail; page 9: illustrations © 2016 Olivier Philipponneau and Raphaële Enjary; page 10: illustrations © 2016 Aaron Zenz; page 11: illustrations © 2016 SANRIO CO., LTD.; page 14: illustrations © 2016 Henry Cole; page 15: author photo © Miles Vidor; page 16: illustrations © 2016 Jennifer Thermes; page 17: illustrations © 2016 Fiona Robinson; page 18: author photo © Michael Farrell; page 19: author photo © Hayden R. Celestin; page 20: illustrations © 2015 Joêlle Jolivet; page 21: illustrations © 2016 Tom Lichtenheld; pages 22–23: © 2016 Brian Biggs; pages 24–25: © 2016 Wimpy Kid, Inc.; pages 28–29: © 2016 Kevin Cornell; page 30: illustration © 2016 Dan Santat; Paul Dellinger’s author photo © Maxine Dellinger; page 31: © Neil Swaab; page 32: © Chris Schweizer; page 33: illustration © 2016 Kory Merritt; Mitch Krpata’s author photo © Molly Krpata; page 34: © 2016 Adam Rex; page 36: © 2016 The Little Friends of Printmaking; page 37: cover image © Getty Images, Susan Elizabeth McClelland’s author photo © Simon Tanenbaum; pages 38–39: © 2016 Spencer Charles; page 40: © 2016 Jen Mussari; page 41: © 2016 Shane Rebenschied; pages 42–43: © 2016 Jordan Sondler; page 44: © 2016 Shane Rebenschied, author photo © Jaki Campeau; page 45: © 2016 Sam Wolf Connelly; pages 46–47: © 2016 Shane Rebenschied; page 48: © 2016 Nathália Suellen; page 49: © 2015 Nathália Suellen; page 50: © Matthew Cordell; page 51: © Yuko Shimizu, author photo © Shirleen Hieb; pages 54–55: illustration © Jason Rosenstock and Tom Angleberger, photography © Jonathan Beckerman; page 57: Garry Winogrand. Beverly Hilton. 1964. Gelatin silver print. 13 1/16 x 8 3/4” (33.1 x 22.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery; page 64: David Pelham’s author photo © Peter Williams, Christopher Wormell’s author photo © Daisy Wormell.

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Cityblock

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY C H R I S TO P H E R F R A N C E S C H E L L I  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E S K I M O

S E LLING POINTS

In this follow-up to the bestselling Alphablock, there’s lots to see, do, and eat in the big city

■■ Highly anticipated follow-up to bestsellers: Sales and critical acclaim of Alphablock, continue to exceed expectations ■■ A city book for every child: Few books for this age group celebrate city life in general, even though more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas ■■ High perceived value: 96 board pages in a small-trim block create an inviting, chunky package perfect for little hands ■■ Original art style: Renowned British graphic design team Peskimo brings an edge to a popular category

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 96 pages, 5¼ × 6¼" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

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PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 89-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2189-2 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695 Cityblock 1 2-copy mixed carton pack ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2336-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2336-0 US $209.40 CAN $227.40 20940

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Cityblock explores city life in an exciting and unique way, from up in a high-rise building to down in the subway. Divided into three sections—things that go, things

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to see, and things to eat—it features 24 different aspects of city living. As with the other acclaimed books in the series, die-cut icons hint at the larger context on the next spread. Each section opens with a full city scene but gradually focuses in on the small, unique neighborhoods that make the city large and grand. This clever book will attract young readers living in a metropolis as well as those in the countryside with urban life that pops off each page. Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He 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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Alphablock ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0936-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 709364

Countablock ISBN 978 -1 -41 97-1 374-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1374-3 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695

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Dinoblock ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 674-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1674-4 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695

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New York Times bestselling illustrator Brian Biggs

Tinyville Town 1 2-copy mixed floor display ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2335-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2335-3 US $1 43.40 CAN $17 1 4 9.40 340 9 781419 723353

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welcomes readers to the heart of a tiny town AGES 3 TO 5

■ ■ BY B R I A N B I G G S

PICTURE BOOK

Welcome to Tinyville Town, a busy community where everyone has a job

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Brian's

Tinyville Town Gets to Work!

graphic style has serious kid

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9½ x 10½” Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER CARTON QTY: 22 Tinyville Town Gets to Work! ISBN 978-1- 41 97-21 33-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2133-5 US $1 5.95  CAN $1 9.95

appeal ■■ Exciting new series: Tinyville Town is a brand-new book series set in a busy, modern community ■■ Community-focused: The Tinyville Town series celebrates a close-knit community of people who care about one another ■■ Well-researched: Brian Biggs’s research into the daily life of a veterinarian and a firefi hter and into how to build a bridge informs the art and the story

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■■ Collectible: Each Tinyville Town book stands on its own, but children will want to collect them all

Tinyville Town: I’m a Firefighter

Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 22 pages, 6½ × 7½” Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER CARTON QTY: 32 Tinyville Town: I’m a Firefighter ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 34-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2134-2 US $7.95  CAN $9.95

Tinyville Town, a new series from the bestselling and beloved author and illustrator Brian Biggs, is launching with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the town and its many residents; I’m a Veterinarian, a day in the life of the town vet; and I’m a Firefighter, a day in the life of Charlie the town firefighter. The series is set in a cozy community where cell phones don’t exist, the bus is always on time, and everyone buys their donuts at the same

eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-954-8 Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian ISBN 978-1- 41 97-21 35-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2135-9 US $7.95  CAN $9.95

bakery. The people are kind, and everyone does their part to keep things running smoothly. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. They can’t wait to show you around!

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Brian Biggs has collaborated with Jon Scieszka on the bestselling Frank Einstein series and has created his own picture books in the Everything Goes series. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall! ■ ■ BY A N N E S I B L E Y O ' B R I E N   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S U S A N G A L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Nature’s wonder with a touch of magic: Thinking of fall arriving as

The magic of fall is captured beautifully in glorious foldout scenes in this follow-up to Abracadabra, It’s Spring!

if by magic is a fun, child-centric approach ■■ Stunning package with plenty of extras: The book’s gatefolds mimic how fall often takes us by surprise, and the rhyming text off rs opportunities for guessing ■■ Inclusive idea: In a simple, elegant way, the book reveals how changes in both nature and the human sphere occur around the world

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations plus gatefolds 24 pages, 8½ × 8½" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1- 41 97-21 25-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2125-0 US $1 2.95  CAN $155.95 1295 9 781419 721250

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Leaves on trees are green and bright Abracadabra! What a Sight!

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Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of fall’s arrival, revealing what happens when the leaves turn. Fall is a season of transition: apples are picked, and animals prepare for winter. Summer days are coming to an end, and there's a hint of winter in the air. Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall! celebrates the magic of that in-between time. Anne Sibley O’Brien’s passion for multicultural subjects comes from being

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raised in South Korea. She lives with her husband in Maine. Susan Gal started out as a poster and calendar artist. Susan illustrated the acclaimed book Here is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Boo! Haiku

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

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

In this follow-up to Guess Who, Haiku, spooky poems hint at the critter hiding on the next page

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: The simple shapes and humor of Bob Shea's work make Boo! Haiku accessible

Praise for Guess Who, Haiku

to young children ■■ Hello haiku: Sophisticated yet simple, haiku is an ideal poetic

★ “[G]orgeous poetry, vibrant illustrations, and masterful use of the page turn.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

form for children ■■ Guessing game: Each poem invites readers to guess what creature waits on the next page. Sure to delight any child who loves guessing games ■■ Multiple levels: Deanna Caswell’s poems will delight the haiku connoisseur. And the simple text about Halloween fun makes it accessible to children unaware of the poetic form ■■ Back matter: Introduces syllables in a child-friendly way

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 24 pages, 9 × 9" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 1 8-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2118-2 US $1 2.95  CAN $155.95 1295 9 781419 721182

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Bestselling illustrator Bob Shea and poet Deanna Caswell are back, this time with a haiku book

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filled with frights that delight. Here’s a spooky haiku just for you! broom across the moon pointed hat at the window hair-raising cackle Can you guess who from this haiku? A witch, a bat, a skeleton, a jack-o-lantern, a ghost, a black cat, a spider, an owl, and a scarecrow

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are all hiding in the pages of this clever Halloween-themed book. Deanna Caswell’s playful haiku cleverly hint at the creatures revealed after each turn of the page while Bob Shea’s bright illustrations capture the scary silliness. Deanna Caswell’s picture books include First Ballet (Disney, 2009) and Beach House (Chronicle, 2015). A mother of five, she founded the blog Little House in the Suburbs. Bob Shea has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books, including the popular Dinosaur vs. series. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Colleen, and his son, Ryan.

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Guess Who, Haiku ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 889-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1889-2 US $1 4.95  CAN $1 57.95 1495 9 781419 718892

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

Bestselling author Marilyn Singer and Geisel Award–winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli team up to launch a delicious new series

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New series: These first two books in this fresh series will be

■ ■ BY M A R I LY N S I N G E R   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY G R E G P I Z ZO L I

published together, paving the way for future books on other

What’s a Banana?

fruits and vegetables

What can you do with a banana? You

■■ Award-winning team: Marilyn

can grip it, unzip it, squeeze it, freeze it—

Singer has published over 100

you can even play it like a flute! With a little

books for children and has been

imagination and a sense of humor, you can

recognized by Time magazine,

transform it into anything! Turn the ordinary

the American Library Association,

into the extraordinary with these charming

and the New York Public Library.

picture books that encourage readers to look

Rising star Greg Pizzoli won the

at the world in a new—more magical—way.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award ■■ Enticing format: 8 x 8" square books are a fun impulse purchase at an affordable price of $12.95

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 24 pages, 8 × 8" Hardcover US $1 2.95  CAN $1 5.95 RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST

What’s an Apple? What can you do with an apple? You can pick it, kick it, wash it, squash it—but don’t forget to eat it. This charming new series will show readers how to find magic

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and joy in the beauty of everyday life.

What’s a Banana? ISBN 978-1-4197-2139-7 ISBN 978-1- 41 97-21 39-7

eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-960-9 What’s an Apple? ISBN 978-1-4197-2140-3 ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 40-3

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Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of over 100 books for children, including I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes. She lives in Brooklyn. Greg Pizzoli is the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award– winning illustrator of The Watermelon Seed. He lives in Philadelphia.

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All My Treasures

AGES 2 TO 4 PICTURE BOOK

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

An exploration of happiness and the true nature of joy from the author/illustrator team of the bestselling In My Heart

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Stand-out package: A sparkly die-cut cover, playful illustrations, and novelty flaps make for a beautiful, giftable book ■■ Blockbuster sales: In My Heart has over 200,000 copies in print,

Praise for In My Heart and Hello in There! ★ “A must-have for any storytime or one-on-one sharing.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

and Brave As Can Be has over 55,000 copies in print ■■ Happiness sells: Happiness and how best to achieve it is a popular and growing topic in publishing for all ages, as seen by bestsellers like The Happiness

★ “Roussey’s whimsical,

Project and Have You Filled a

scraggly illustrations

Bucket Today?

are perfectly suited to

■■ Starred reviews: Kirkus called

the girl’s excitement.”

In My Heart “a must-have for

—Publishers Weekly,

any storytime,” and PW gave a

starred review

starred review to Hello in There!

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 10 × 10½" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2204-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695 9 781419 722042

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All My Treasures 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2337-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2337-7 US $1 01 .70 CAN $11 109.70 170 9 781419 723377

When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. As it turns out, life’s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises. Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There!, In My Heart, and Brave As Can Be. She lives in France. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There!, In My Heart, and Brave As Can Be. She lives in France.

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Hello in There! ISBN 978 -1 -41 97-0371 -3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695 9 781419 703713

In My Heart ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 31 0-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695

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Brave As Can Be ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 923-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1923-3 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695

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AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

Olivia Loves Owl ■ ■ BY DAV I D M c P H A I L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author/illustrator: David McPhail is a New York

The fourth and final board book in the Ben Loves Bear series celebrates the perfect autumn day

Times bestseller whose talent for creating all things cuddly shines through in this casebound board book ■■ Successful series: Olivia Loves Owl is the companion to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny, and Peter Loves Penguin ■■ Sweet story: This story of love and friendship is perfect for lulling young readers to sleep ■■ Seasonal hook: This book focuses on classic autumn themes like apple picking and playing in leaves

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 20 pages, 6 × 8" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1- 41 97-21 27- 4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2127-4 US $8.95  CAN $1 0.95 50895 9 781419 721274

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE Ben Loves Bear ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0386-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0386-7 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50895 9 781419 703867

Bella Loves Bunny ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0543-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0543-4 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50895

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Peter Loves Penguin ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 337-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1337-8 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50895

A companion to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny, and Peter Loves Penguin, Olivia Loves Owl features a little girl and her beloved stuffed owl. Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day, they go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special. David McPhail is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including Waddles, Water Boy, and When Sheep Sleep. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

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ONE Very Big Bear

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY A L I C E B R I È R E - H AQ U E T  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY O L I V I E R P H I L I P P O N N E AU A N D R A P H A Ë L E E N JA RY

This cleverly designed counting book shows what happens when you push a bear a little too far

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fun story with an early-learning twist: This clever counting book introduces the concept of relative size to the youngest, smallest readers ■■ Adorable animal characters: Bears are perennially popular in children's books and the one in this book will delight ■■ Striking art: The art in ONE Very Big Bear is bold and graphic and employs a limited palette, which will appeal to young eyes

S PECIFICATIONS Two-color illustrations 32 pages, 8 × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 1 7-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2117-5 US $1 4.95  CAN $157.95 1495 9 781419 721175

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As far as he can tell, Bear is the biggest thing around. He might even be a giant! It's not long before other, smaller animals set him straight in this charmingly illustrated book about counting and relative size. Together, two walruses, three foxes, and so on, are the same size as Bear, each teasing him for foolishly thinking that there is nothing bigger than he. When six sardines arrive to tell Bear that together, they are just as big as he is, Bear has had enough and gobbles them up for breakfast. Alice Brière-Haquet is an author and a teacher. She has published many children's books in French. She lives in France. Olivier Philipponneau is a French illustrator who works and lives in Paris. Raphaële Enjary is a graphic designer who lives and works in Paris.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

Monsters Go Night-Night ■ ■ BY A A R O N Z E N Z

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Halloween hook: Starring many different monsters, this

Learn how to get ready for bed—monster style—with this humorous paper-over-board picture book

book is perfect for Halloween promotions ■■ Bedtime rituals: As monsters get ready for bed in this humorous take on a classic theme, so can young readers ■■ Guessing game: Readers can interact with the book via questions about how monsters get ready for bed, with sometimes silly or surprising results ■■ Low price point: At $12.95, this POB is a strong impulse purchase for parents looking for a Halloween or bedtime book

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9 × 9" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 653-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1653-9 US $1 2.95  CAN $155.95 1295 9 781419 716539

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Bedtime means brushing your teeth, putting on pajamas, snuggling, and kissing your family good-

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night. For monsters, bedtime looks a little different. They brush their teeth, but not with a toothbrush. They get dressed for bed, but not in slippers and nightcaps. They snuggle, but not with a blankie or a teddy bear. Monsters Go Night-Night takes readers through the bedtime rituals of seven friendly monsters while making each step of the routine a guessing game. Getting ready for bed has never been so much fun!

Ten Creepy Monsters ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0433-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0433-8 US $1 5.95  CAN $1 59.95 1595

Aaron Zenz is the illustrator of Skeleton Meets the Mummy and Hiccupotamus. He works as an artist, graphic designer, and multimedia designer and lives in Michigan.

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Beloved fairy tale classics are reimagined through the supercute eyes of Hello Kitty

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

S PECIFICATIONS ■■ Iconic character meets classic

■ ■ BY S A N R I O

stories: Hello Kitty is one of the most famous and endearing

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: The Little Mermaid

children’s brand names, and the fairy tales in this series are as familiar and well-loved as Hello Kitty herself ■■ Inviting format: With their special padded covers, these books feel like precious keepsakes to cherish and also make a perfect gift

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 24 pages, 8 × 8"

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: Little Red Riding Hood

Hardcover US $1 0.95  CAN $1 3.95 RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST CARTON QTY: 36 Hello Kitty: The Little Mermaid ISBN 978-1-4197-1825-0 ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 825-0

eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-859-6 Hello Kitty: Little Red Riding Hood ISBN 978-1-4197-2112-0 ISBN 978-1- 41 97-21 1 2-0

eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-966-1

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In these new additions to the storybook series, Hello Kitty stars as Little Red Riding Hood and the Little Mermaid. This series marks the first time Hello Kitty has starred in a fairy tale series, making these padded deluxe editions a must-have for any Hello Kitty fan. Sanrio®, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many other endearing characters, including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015. Over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world.

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Hello Kitty: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2032-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2032-1 US $1 0.95  CAN $1 53.95 1095 9 781419 720321

Hello Kitty: Thumbelina ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 824-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1824-3 US $1 0.95  CAN $1 53.95 1095

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The highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times AWARDS & RECOGNITION FOR

Rosie Revere, Engineer “Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light

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and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn.” —Publishers Weekly “This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker.” —Booklist

New York Times Bestseller

Little Rebels Children’s Book Award Short List

Parents’ Choice Gold Medal

Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee

iTunes Top 10 Children’s Books

Montana Treasure State Award Nominee

Red Book Magazine Top 15 Children’s Books

Missouri Preliminary Show Me State Award

Geek Dad Best Books of Year

Connecticut Young Readers Award Nominee

Great Lakes Great Reads Award

North Dakota Flicker Tale Award Nominee

ALA Amelia Bloomer Project

ReadBoston Read Aloud Winner

Reading is Fundamental Multicultural Collection

On December 6, 2015, a copy of Rosie Revere, Engineer traveled via Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Story Time from Space, a program in which ISS astronauts record themselves reading picture books and performing connected experiments. The videos will be available to educators, parents, and kids globally in a drive to build literacy and excitement about science, technology, engineering, math, and space! Learn more at StoryTimeFromSpace.com or AndreaBeaty.com.

ALSO AVAILABLE

Iggy Peck, Architect HC ISBN 978-0-810 9-1 10 6-2 ISBN 978-0810911062 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695 9 780810 911062

Iggy Peck, Architect PB ISBN 978 -0-81 09-8928-3 ISBN 978-0-8109-8928-3 US $7.95  CAN $1 9.95 50599

Rosie Revere, Engineer HC ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0845-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0845-9 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695

Peck & Revere Studio Two-Pocket Journal ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 808-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1808-3 US $1 4.95  CAN $1 57.95 1495

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Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect 1 2-copy mixed carton pack ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2345-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2345-2 US $203.40  CAN $245.40 20340 9 781419 723452

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mes

bestselling Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer AGES 5 TO 7

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

A story of the power of curiosity in the hands of a child on a mission to use science to understand her world

PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling books with massive sales: Together, Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer have over 400,000 copies in print and Rosie spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list ■■ Strong female character: Like Rosie Revere, Ada Twist will remind young girls that they have the intelligence and grit to achieve their dreams ■■ STEM focus: Ada Twist celebrates girls and women in STEM and was inspired by real-life women in science like Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie ■■ Diversity: Leading lady Ada is a character of color

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 37-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2137-3 US $1 7.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 795 9 781419 721373

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Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children’s characters and have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their passions. Determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favorites. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie, Ada has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? She embarks on fact-finding missions and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. But, this time, her experiments lead to trouble. Andrea Beaty and David Roberts are the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. Visit Beaty online at AndreaBeaty.com and on Twitter: @AndreaBeaty. Roberts was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children’s illustration.

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Ada Twist, Scientist 1 2-copy fl or display ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2334-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2334-6 US $21 5.40  CAN $263.40 20940 9 781419 723346

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Dream team: The masterminds behind Chicken Butt! are back with another charmingly

Ferocious Fluffity A M I G H T Y B I T E -Y C L A S S P E T ■ ■ BY E R I C A S . P E R L  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY H E N RY C O L E

A seemingly sweet hamster terrorizes a second grade class in this hilarious back-to-school romp

irreverent, laugh-out-loud picture book. Cole is known for his bold, humorous animal characters ■■ Read aloud: Perl’s simple but unexpected rhymes paired with cheeky humor make this book a great read-aloud choice for kids who will delight in the humor of a ferocious class pet ■■ Great for back to school: With its classroom setting and class pet high jinks, Ferocious Fluffity has huge back-to-school promotion potential

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JULY ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 82-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2182-3 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695 9 781419 721823

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE Mr. Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster—but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door opens, Fluffity becomes FEROCIOUS—biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school? The bestsell-

Chicken Butt! ISBN 978-0-81 09-8325-0 ISBN 978-0-8109-8325-0 US $1 3.95  CAN $1 56.95 1395 9 780810 983250

Chicken Butt's Back! ISBN 978-0-81 09-97 29-5 ISBN 978-0-8109-9729-5 US $1 3.95  CAN $156.95 1295

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ing team behind Chicken Butt! and Chicken Butt’s Back! has crafted another laugh-out-loud tale that’s sure to be a hit with any child who’s ever wanted a pet. Erica Perl’s pitch-perfect rhymes and Henry Cole’s over-the-top animal character make for the perfect classroom read-aloud. Erica S. Perl is the author of Chicken Butt!, Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early, Totally Tardy Marty, and many other picture books. She lives in Washington, DC. Henry Cole is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of And Tango Makes Three and Surfer Chick. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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The Princess and the Warrior A TA L E O F T W O VO LC A N O E S ■ ■ BY D U N C A N TO N AT I U H

AGES 6 TO 9 PICTURE BOOK

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From award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes an origin myth about how two volcanoes came to be

■■ Award-winning author/ illustrator: Tonatiuh’s books have won numerous awards, and collectively, his picture books have sold well over 100,000 copies

Awards for Duncan Tonatiuh Robert F. Sibert Award

■■ Promoted in national media: Tonatiuh’s work appeared on the front page of USA Today ■■ Focus on diversity: This

NCTE Orbis

title answers the call for

Pictus Honor

more diversity in children’s

Tomás Rivera Mexican

literature—a call parents,

American Children’s

teachers, and librarians

Book Award Multiple Pura Belpré Honors

have championed through the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement ■■ Favorite genre: Legends and

Americas Award

origin stories are evergreen

Notable Book for a

subjects for kids. The princess

Global Society list

and the warrior in this title make

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

it a great choice for both girls and boys

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 11 × 9" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 30-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2130-4 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695 9 781419 721304

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Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico’s cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztaccíhuatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocatépetl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love. Duncan Tonatiuh’s books have won numerous awards: Diego Rivera won the Pura Belpré Illustration Award; Pancho Rabbit won two Pura Belpré Honor awards, for illustration and narrative; Separate Is Never Equal won the prestigious Sibert Honor Award; and Funny Bones won the Sibert Award. He lives in Mexico.

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

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Charles Darwin’s Aroundthe-World Adventure ■ ■ BY J E N N I F E R T H E R M E S

■■ Hot category: Picture book biographies are steadily gaining readers’ attention. Two of last year’s Caldecott winners were

This impressive picture book biography charts Charles Darwin’s adventures on the Beagle

nonfi tion biographies ■■ Classroom tie-in: Children study Darwin’s theories in school, and this biography will be a great resource to get students excited about his life and discoveries. The back matter includes an author’s note, bibliography, timeline, and more ■■ Dazzling illustrations: Thermes is known for her maps, and she charts Darwin’s journey with intricate and impressive detail

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 48 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 20-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2120-5 US $1 8.95  CAN $22.95

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE Charles Darwin was a scientist by profession but an explorer at heart. At age 22, Darwin embarked on his first voyage aboard a ship called the Beagle. This picture book follows Charles as he explores South America for the first time, collecting insects, galloping with gauchos, digging up dinosaur bones, eating armadillo for breakfast, and making early discoveries related to evolution and natural selection. He encounters a volcano, a glacier, and an earthquake and survives a harrowing five-year journey

Gregor Mendel HC ISBN 978-0-81 09-5475-5 ISBN 978-0810954755 US $21 .95  CAN $26.95 51995 9 780810 954755

Gregor Mendel PB ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 840-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1840-3 US $9.95  CAN $1 1 5.95 0995

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before returning home to England, determined to devote his life to the natural world. Complete with mesmerizing map work charting his voyage, this biography communicates Darwin’s ideas and discoveries with gentle illustrations that capture his admiration for the world around him. Jennifer Thermes is a children’s book author/illustrator and map illustrator. When not making art, she loves to read and work in her garden. She lives with her family, two cats, one dog, and an assortment of uninvited mice in an 18th-century farmhouse in Connecticut.

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Ada’s Ideas T H E S TO RY O F A DA LOV E L AC E , T H E W O R L D ' S FIRST COMPUTER PROGRAMMER ■ ■ BY F I O N A R O B I N S O N

A picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, by the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson

AGES 6 TO 9 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Girl power: Books about women in STEM and products encouraging girls to enter scientifi and technological fi lds are in high demand ■■ Award-winning author/ illustrator: Fiona Robinson’s books consistently attract critical acclaim. What Animals Really Like was the winner of an Irma Black Award, and of Whale Shines, PW gushed “a standout . . . timeless” in a starred review ■■ Extraordinary art: With Fiona Robinson’s stunning illustrations, this picture book biography of Ada Lovelace will outshine all others on the market

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logicfocused education, rejecting Byron’s “mad” love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics “poetical science.” Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in “programming” his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world’s first computer programmer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art. Fiona Robinson is the author/illustrator of Whale Shines and What Animals Really Like, among other picture books. What Animals Really Like received the 2012 Irma Black Award, and Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children’s Books. Her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Whale Shines ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0848-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0848-0 US $1 8.95  CAN $22.95 51895 9 781419 708480

What Animals Really Like ISBN 978-0-81 09-8976-4 ISBN 978-0-8109-8976-4 US $1 5.95  CAN $1 57.95 1595

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NONFICTION

Fannie Never Flinched

PICTURE BOOK

O N E W O M A N ’ S C O U R AG E I N T H E S T R U G G L E F O R

AGES 10 TO 14

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Focus on women’s history: Fannie Sellins is an important female figure who helped make strides in US labor laws

AMERICAN LABOR UNION RIGHTS ■ ■ BY M A RY C R O N K FA R R E L L

From the author of critically acclaimed Pure Grit comes the incredible story of labor activist Fannie Sellins

■■ Must-have for the classroom: With its focus on labor unions and workers’ rights, Fannie

Praise for Pure Grit

Never Flinched is an excellent

★ “A memorable

companion for history lessons

portrayal . . . one which

and the Common Core

will emotionally impact

■■ Acclaimed author: Mary Cronk

readers.” —Booklist,

Farrell is the author of the

starred review

well-received Pure Grit, which garnered both trade and

“Primary source materials,

institutional praise, including

especially the movingly

coverage in the Washington Post

matter-of-fact recollec-

as well as the Horn Book

tions of several of the nurses and personal snapshots, bring the story to life.” —Kirkus Reviews

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“The right time to introduce

Full-color illustrations

the next generation to

56 pages, 10 × 10"

this important period.”

Hardcover with jacket

—Washington Post

RIGHTS: WORLD

“Readers will appreciate

PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

this story of courageous

ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 884-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1884-7 US $1 9.95  CAN $23.95

women.” —School Library Journal

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Fannie Sellins (1872–1919) lived during the Gilded Age of American Industrialization, when the Carnegies and Morgans wore jewels while their laborers wore rags. Fannie dreamed that America could achieve its ideals of equality and justice for all, and she sacrificed her life to help that dream

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come true. Fannie became a union activist, helping to create St. Louis, Missouri, Local 67 of the United Garment Workers of America. She traveled the nation and eventually gave her life, calling for fair wages and decent working and living conditions for workers in both the garment and mining industries. Her accomplishments live on today. This book includes an index, glossary, a timeline of unions in the United States, and endnotes.

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Mary Cronk Farrell’s books have been honored with the SPUR Award for Best Juvenile Fiction, and as Notable Social Studies Books for Young People and NY Public Library Best Books for Teens. Mary speaks at schools, libraries, and women’s and family workshops. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Pathfinders

AGES 10 TO 14

T H E J O U R N E YS O F 1 6 E X T R AO R D I N A RY B L AC K S O U L S

PICTURE BOOK

NONFICTION

■ ■ BY TO N YA B O L D E N

S E LLING POINTS

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden illuminates the lives of memorable black people in America

■■ Award-winning promotable author: Tonya Bolden’s books have garnered much praise, including the Coretta Scott King

Discover the amazing stories of . . .

Honor Award, James Madison

• James

Journal Best Book of the Year,

Book Award, School Library

Forten, entrepreneur

YALSA Best Book of the Year, and CCBC Best Book of the Year

• James

McCune Smith, physician

■■ Celebrates African American history: With its focus on individual persons of African

• Sissieretta

Jones, concert singer

descent, Pathfinders emphasizes the importance of black peoples

• Oscar

Micheaux, filmmaker • Jackie • Paul

in US history ■■ Focus on diversity: This title answers the call for

Ormes, cartoonist

R. Williams, architect

• Katherine

Coleman Goble Johnson, mathematician

more diversity in children’s literature—a call parents, teachers, and librarians have championed through the #WeNeedDiverseBooks

and more

movement

S PECIFICATIONS Archival images throughout 128 pages, 8½ × 10" Hardcover with jacket TOWN FOUNDER

MATHEMATICIAN

RIGHTS: WORLD Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson 1918–

“I was born liking math,” eighty-year-old Katherine Johnson told a reporter in 1998. “I counted the steps. I counted the plates that I washed. I counted everything.’’ Young Katherine did that counting in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, where she entered elementary school as a second grader shortly before her sixth birthday. Going through school in leaps and bounds, this math prodigy was poised to start high school at age ten in 1928. But there was a problem. Her hometown had no high school for blacks.

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Allen Allensworth 1842–1914

Twelve-year-old Allen saw tears streaming down his mother’s face as he stood in her cabin. His mother lay in bed, utterly forlorn. Her husband had died a few years back. Her other twelve sons and daughters were long gone from Louisville, Kentucky. Some had been sold. Others had escaped. Now Allen, her youngest, was being taken from her. The boy had been sold to a man with a plantation in Henderson County, Kentucky, more than one hundred miles away. The sale was Allen’s punishment for trying to improve himself by honing his reading and writing skills.

OPPOSITE Katherine Johnson, age seventeen, at West Virginia State College, by an unidentified photographer, 1936–1937.

OPPOSITE Allen Allensworth in the U.S. Army in 1889.

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Bolden offers an insightful look at some of the most fascinating yet relatively unknown figures of American history, from a young boy sold into slavery in Colonial America to those who helped the United States land on the moon. Over the centuries untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. Pathfinders is a collective biography of sixteen

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American men and women of African descent who made their mark on American history: people who dared to dream, take risks, and create goals not only for themselves but also for others and the betterment of their society. Each profile includes several images, ranging from paintings and photographs to primary documents. The book ends with an author’s note, timeline, bibliography, and index. Tonya Bolden has written a number of books about African Americans. She travels extensively, visiting school groups and participating in panels and conferences. She lives in New York City.

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

Bonesville ■ ■ BY J E A N - LU C F R O M E N TA L  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J O Ë L L E J O L I V E T

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Dream team: Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet have worked together to deliver such winning

The NYT bestselling team behind 365 Penguins is back with Detective Sherlock Bones and the skeletons of Bonesville

books as 365 Penguins, which was a New York Times bestseller and has over 100,000 copies in print ■■ Clever classroom tie-in: Complete with a diagram of the human skeleton, this book will serve as a nice complement to science curricula ■■ Halloween hook: With an all-skeleton cast and spooky illustrations, this is the perfect Halloween read

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations, plus foldout poster of the human skeleton 48 pages, 10 x 13½” Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN -41 97-2277-6 ISBN 978-1 978-1-4197-2277-6 US $1 8.95  CAN $22.95 51895 9 781419 722776

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This stunning picture book from the bestselling team of Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet cleverly introduces many of the bones that make up the human body. A mysterious beast is terrorizing the resident skeletons of Bonesville. Under cover of darkness, it steals a different bone from each townsperson, from cranium to phalanges. It takes the washerwoman’s humerus, the butcher’s fibula, and Dr. Strongbones’s coccyx. Thanks to his patience and cleverness, Detective Sherlock Bones traps the monster, revealing that the beast is only the harmless Spot of the

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Baskervilles, on a mission to rebuild the lost skeleton of his master, Dr. Watsbones. Jolivet’s bold illustrations and Fromental’s witty storytelling make for a winning combination in this striking picture book, perfect for young Sherlock Holmes fans. Jean-Luc Fromental is the author of more than thirty books. Joëlle Jolivet is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. Publishers Weekly called her books “vibrant . . . dazzling,” and School Library Journal said they are “as aesthetically impressive as they are informative.” They both live in France.

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Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You A L I T T L E B O O K T H AT ' S O D D LY M O O - V I N G

ALL AGES HUMOR

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling authors: Amy Krouse

■ ■ BY A M Y K R O U S E R O S E N T H A L   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY TO M L I C H T E N H E L D

An udderly adorable gift book devoted to the universal message of love, by two New York Times bestselling authors

Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld are a sterling team with three New York Times bestselling collaborations to date (I Wish You More, Duck! Rabbit!, and Exclamation Mark) ■■ Irresistible packaging: This little book looks handmade with its brown craft paper cover and simple black-and-white printing ■■ An uplifting gift: Ideal for graduation, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, showers, and birthdays, Holy Cow is similar to other illustrated classics like Guess How Much I Love You and recent successes like In My Heart

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With Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You, revered authors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld provide an illustrated love note for your nearest and dearest, filled with moo-ving declarations uttered by one endearing cow. Drawn primarily in black and white on brown craft paper, the illustrations are simple and sophisticated, and will appeal to all types of readers and all kinds of relationships. The perfect valentine for a sweetheart, a loving tribute to a grandparent, or a read-aloud message to a child, Holy Cow conveys deep feelings of affection and appreciation with the lighthearted humor characteristic to this author duo. Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of more than 30 books. Her titles for children include Little Pea, Duck! Rabbit!, I Wish You More, Spoon, and Cookies. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator and author of more than 20 books, including New York Times bestsellers Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and Steam Train Dream Train. He lives with his wife in Nixon Township, Illinois.

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SCIENCE FICTION MEETS SCIENCE FACT IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING

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“I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing.” —Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series “Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend.” —Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two “Scieszka’s furious narrative, full of goofball humor and shenanigans, f lies along, accelerated by Biggs’ spot illustrations, diagrams, and scientific figures. And there’s plenty of real science here, too.” —Thom Barthelmess, Booklist ALSO AVAI LABLE

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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 483-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1483-2 US $1 3.95  CAN $1 55.95 1395 9 781419 714832

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SERIES BY beloved author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! AGES 8 TO 12

Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt BOOK FOUR

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling, award-winning series: The series debuted on the

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

Explore the mysteries of life in this fourth book in the bestselling science fiction series

New York Times bestseller list and has earned accolades from reviewers ■■ Renowned author: Jon Scieszka brings his unique and humorous sensibility to this middle-grade series that has readers eagerly awaiting the next installment ■■ Common Core: Scieszka, a former teacher, integrates real science into the story, making Frank Einstein the perfect addition to classrooms seeking to observe Common Core guidelines and STEM curricula ■■ Popular genres: Combining adventure and humor, Frank Einstein taps into two of the most popular genres for middle-grade boy readers

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In this fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival—this time in a quest to unlock the power behind the science of life with Frank’s newest invention, the EvoBlaster Belt, which allows the user to evolve (and devolve) into other forms of life, blasting from one species to another. Jon Scieszka’s books include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Battle Bunny, and the Time Warp Trio and Spaceheadz series. He lives in Brooklyn. www.frankeinsteinbooks.com. Brian Biggs’s picture books include Everything Goes and the brand-new series from Abrams Appleseed, Tinyville Town. He lives in Philadelphia. www.mrbiggs.com.

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There’s Nothing Wimpy about

FIVE-TIME NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE

AWARD WINNER

MORE THAN

164 MILLION BOOKS IN PRINT

J E F F K I N N EY named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influentia People!

More than

450 weeks

on the New York Times bestseller list

WIMPY KID AROUND THE WORLD

Went on sale simultaneously in more than

Books are available in 51 editions and 45 languages

90 countries around the world on Nov. 3, 2015

WIMPY KID GLOBAL TOUR COVERED Wimpy Kid sold here

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Book 11 By Jeff Kinney

Bestselling series New York Times #1 bestseller, and a fixtur on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound lists since publication

Award-winning author Jeff Kinney has won 5 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for the Wimpy Kid series and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influentia People

Wide social-media reach 6.1 million Facebook likes, 2.7+ million YouTube views, 35,000+ Twitter followers, 12,000+ Instagram followers

Global phenomenon With more than 164 million books in print around the world in 51 editions and 45 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers

Evergreen brand Countless bestselling books, a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade giant helium balloon, three movies, and a new musical premiering in April 2016 cement Wimpy Kid’s popularity and permanence in the marketplace

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On Sale 11-1-16

300 black-and-white illustrations 224 pages, 5½ × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2344-5 eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-992-0 ISBN US $1978-1-4197-2344-5 3.95  CAN $1 6.95 51399

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Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. 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 magazine’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 funniest books you’ll ever read

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7: The Third Wheel ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0584-7 eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-450-5 ISBN$1978-1-4197-0584-7 US 3.95  CAN $1 6.95 51395

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5: The Ugly Truth ISBN 978-0-81 09-8491 -2 eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-248-8 ISBN$1 978-0-8109-8491-2 US 3.95  CAN $1 6.95

3: The Last Straw ISBN 978-0-81 09-7068-7 eISBN 978-1 -61 31 2-245-7 ISBN$1978-0-8109-7068-7 US 3.95  CAN $1 6.95

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PE RFEC T FO R BACK TO SCHO OL

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Latin Edition ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 947-9 ISBN US $1978-1-4197-1947-9 6.95  CAN $1 9.95 51695 9 781419 719479

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Inspector Flytrap in The Goat Who Chewed Too Much ■ ■ BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY C E C E B E L L

AGES 6 TO 9 CHAPTER BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling dream team: A true

The next laugh-out-loud installment from the wacky Inspector Flytrap series, starring a plant detective and his assistant goat

power couple! NYT bestselling authors Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell team up on this hilarious project that combines Angleberger’s trademark, pitchperfect humor with Bell’s playful illustrations ■■ Hot category: Inspector Flytrap joins series such as My Weird School, Kung Pow Chicken, Fly Guy, and others in the hugely popular world of silly illustrated chapter books ■■ Wave of momentum: With its January 2017 pub date, this third book will launch less than six months after the first two installments, hooking readers already itching for more

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From New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell

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comes the third hilarious installment of the Inspector Flytrap mystery series. With the help of Nina the Goat, his trusty assistant, Inspector Flytrap solves all manner of important mysteries. But what happens

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when Flytrap loses his partner in crime-solving? On this new case, all the clues point to Nina as the culprit, leading the city to arrest her and leaving Flytrap goatless. To save the city, Flytrap must unveil the true master criminal. But, can he do it alone? With Bell’s whimsical illustrations and Angleberger’s trademark sense of humor, this early chapter book will appeal to new and reluctant readers. Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series and the Qwikpick Papers series, among other middle grade titles. Cece Bell is the author of the bestselling El Deafo, which won the Newbery Honor. Tom and Cece are married and live in Christiansburg, Virginia.

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Book three in the smash-hit New York Times bestselling Praise for

Jory John

Mac Barnett

series New York Times bestseller • Indiebound bestseller • publishers weekly bestseller “A double helping of Fun and Mischief!” —Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series “This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.” —Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese man and the Frank Einstein series

“The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what’s more, they’re kids’ kind of kids.” —Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series “hilarious.”

—Dav Pilkey, author of the captain underpants series

“Barnett and John are in perfect comic harmony.” —Publishers Weekly “Coauthors and friends Barnett and John have created a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud novel sure to appeal to those who appreciate a good prank and have a sense of justice . . . a good candidate for reluctant readers and a natural next read for fans of Jeff Kinney s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.” —School Library Journal “With plenty of humor, quirky characters, interspersed drolly-related cow factoids, and fantastical, over-the-top pranking, this entertaining, enjoyable read will especially appeal to Wimpy Kid aficionados ” —Booklist “Well-paced for pleasure reading, this lively start to a new series provides great insight into social dynamics—as well as prank planning and execution!” —The Horn Book Magazine “A joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh.” —Kirkus Reviews “Fast-paced and laugh-aloud funny, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers.”

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series from superstars Mac Barnett and Jory John The Terrible Two Go Wild

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY M AC B A R N E T T A N D J O RY J O H N  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY K E V I N C O R N E L L

This third installment in the bestselling series finds master pranksters Miles and Niles caught up in a war of rival summer camps

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Powerhouse team: Mac Barnett and Jory John are hugely talented, highly visible, bestselling authors. Barnett’s Extra Yarn won a 2013 Caldecott Honor, and his TED talk has been viewed one million times. John’s All My Friends Are Dead sold over 300,000 copies ■■ Books one and two success: The Terrible Two spent seventeen weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, and Kirkus called it “Fast, fun reading for fans of Clueless McGee and the Wimpy Kid” ■■ Online experience: Visit www. terribletwo.com for activities and updates

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CARTON QTY: 36 In book three, everyone’s favorite pranksters are at it again! Miles and Niles are sent away for the summer to Camp Good Times, where they fail to feel the positive vibrations. When kids

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from a rival camp, led by bully Josh Barkin, raid Good Times, class president and de facto camp leader Holly Rash looks to Miles and Niles for help. Will our heroes break free from the feckless feel-goodery of Camp Good Times? And can their sharp minds smash the hard fists of Josh and

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his cadets? In this third book in the witty, on-target illustrated series, Barnett and John “are in perfect comic harmony” (Publishers Weekly), proving once again that pranks in the hands of the powerless can be tools of justice—plus they’re funny. Mac Barnett’s bestselling children’s books include 2013 Caldecott Honor winner Extra Yarn. He lives in Berkeley. Jory John writes picture books and coauthored the bestselling All My Friends Are Dead. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Kevin Cornell is the illustrator of many children’s books. He lives in Philadelphia.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Fuzzy ■ ■ BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R A N D PAU L D E L L I N G E R

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author with real kid appeal: Tom Angleberger has made a name for himself among

In this sci-fi middle school adventure by the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, one girl and one robot team up to save their school

middle-grade readers with his clever, highly successful Origami Yoda series. For this book, he’s teamed up with science fiction and fantasy writer Paul Dellinger to create a winning combination of middle school humor and sci-fi fun ■■ Strong female protagonist: Max’s spunk will appeal both to Angleberger’s existing fans and to girl readers who may not have read his other, more boy-centric titles ■■ Broad reader appeal: Angleberger’s proven grasp on middle-grade humor plus the popularity of robots will make this title a great fit for reluctant readers

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At Vanguard One Middle School, the halls are crawling with robots, but Fuzzy isn’t your run-ofthe-mill android. When Fuzzy enrolls at Vanguard as part of the Robot Integration Program, he is quickly befriended by Max, who is determined to help him learn everything he needs to know about

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Fuzzy reveal the purpose behind the Robot Integration Program, and the diabolical force at the heart

teachers, and bad smells as the middle school of today, but Vanguard has an evil secret. Max and

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of Vanguard. Fuzzy is one girl’s quest to befriend a robot, survive middle school, and save the world. Bestselling author Tom Angleberger’s books include Horton Halfpott, Fake Mustache, and the beloved Origami Yoda series. He lives in Virginia and is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell. Paul Dellinger is a retired newspaper reporter who writes science fiction and fantasy tales. This is his first book for young readers. He lives in Wytheville, Virginia.

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The Secrets to Ruling School BOOK T WO: CL ASS ELECTION ■ ■ BY N E I L S WA A B

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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This hilarious sequel to The Secrets to Ruling School tackles how to run for class president—and win

■■ Election tie-in: In the lead-up to the national election, this story off rs an accessible discussion of politics for young readers ■■ Video game–like format: Max

Praise for The Secrets

directly addresses the reader,

to Ruling School

a format reminiscent of video

“Max’s proposed

games that middle schoolers will

campaign and Swaab’s

connect to

oblique storytelling style are equally engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews

■■ Real tips: Sidebars in each chapter include actual how-tos ■■ Illustrated throughout: Hilarious comics augment the text, making a funny, highly illustrated package perfect for reluctant readers ■■ Ferris Bueller for the middle school set: Tweens will appreciate Max’s irreverent attitude and sly humor

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Max Corrigan, middle school expert and life coach, is back, and he wants YOU to run for office. The competition is fierce, but luckily you’ve got a killer campaign manager on your side. With Max’s help, you’ll conquer all the steps of running for office and winning votes, including advertisements,

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endorsements, campaign speeches, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn essential skills for thriving in middle school, including making a viral video and putting a positive spin on any situation. Neil Swaab once again combines comics, sidebars, and irreverent humor in an innovative format reminiscent of video games that is “sure to hit the mark with middle schoolers in the trenches” (Publishers Weekly) and with fans of Big Nate and The Terrible Two. Neil Swaab’s illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, and James Patterson’s Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar. Swaab has also illustrated posters for Broadway shows and worked for Adult Swim, Comedy Central, and Cartoon Network. He lives in Astoria, NY. www.neilswaab.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Rave reviews: Kirkus said, “Be sure to recommend this to fans of Jarrett Krosoczka’s Lunch Lady

The Creeps B O O K 3 : C U R S E O F T H E AT TAC K- O - L A N T E R N S ■ ■ BY C H R I S S C H W E I Z E R

Monstrous jack-o-lanterns are on the loose in this third graphic-novel mystery starring the Creeps

series” ■■ Diverse cast: African American, South Asian, Hispanic, and

Praise for The Creeps

biracial characters are featured

A Junior Library Guild selection

■■ Kid-friendly format: According to the Campaign for America’s

“Reminiscent of Scooby

Libraries, reading graphic novels

Doo . . . Silly fun with a

improves a child’s visual literacy

smattering of science.” —Kirkus Reviews

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“A wide range of readers

Full-color illustrations

will tear through this

128 pages, 5½ × 7½"

well-written and zanily

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drawn book.” —School

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“The mixed-gender, multicultural team guarantees that this series opener will appeal to a broad range of

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Goosebumps meets NERDS meets Scooby Doo in this graphic novel mystery series about the power of misfits. The Creeps are in trouble, again. When rule breaking during one of their investigations lands the detectives in “service detention,” the four friends find themselves lugging pumpkins off a foreclosed pumpkin patch. To thank them for their service, Sheriff Obie allows each Creep to take home a pumpkin to carve into a jack-o-lantern. Bad idea. Once carved, the jack-o-lanterns come to life—and attack everyone within reach! It turns out the pumpkins came from a cursed patch, and to stop the Attack-o-Lanterns from destroying their town, the Creeps will have to team up with the patch’s unpleasant owner, Old Lady Bitterwood, who happens to be a witch. Chris Schweizer is the author/illustrator of the Crogan Adventures graphic-novel series, which was nominated for two Eisner Awards and made the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. He received his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Schweizer lives in Madisonville, Kentucky, with his wife and daughter. www.chrisschweizer.com.

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Poptropica

AGES 6 TO 9 GRAPHIC NOVEL

B O O K 2 : T H E LO S T E X P E D I T I O N ■ ■ BY M I TC H K R PATA   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY KO RY M E R R I T T 

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■  B A S E D O N A C O N C E P T BY J E F F K I N N E Y

■■ Among the world’s largest online

The exciting second adventure in the graphic-novel series from Poptropica, one of the world’s most popular websites

platforms: Over four million people visit the Poptropica website every month ■■ Unprecedented advertising support: Major marketing support in the first six months

Praise for Poptropica

and additional online advertising for subsequent books

“A peppily paced adventure yarn sure to delight fans of the franchise, both old and new.” —Kirkus Reviews “The next smash hit in children’s publishing, this graphic novel has action, comedy, and great stories that will have kids clamoring for more. This is the biggest, best kids’ book series to come along in years!” —Lincoln Peirce, Big Nate

MILLIONDOLLAR AD CAMPAIGN

■■ Unbeatable creative team: The Poptropica creators are industry leaders, empowering kids to discover reading via gaming literacy ■■ Popular genres: The humor, adventure, and full-color art will appeal to middle-grade boy readers ■■ Mobile app with major momentum: Launched in late 2014, Poptropica quickly claimed over 2 million downloads and 500,000 monthly users

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From a concept by Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, comes Poptropica, a brand-new

ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 29-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2129-8 US $9.95  CAN $1 1 .95

graphic novel adventure series written by Mitch Krpata and illustrated by Kory Merritt that takes readers on an adventure beyond the online role-playing world. Presented in vivid full-color comic

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book illustrations, The Lost Expedition is sure to thrill fans and the millions of users who travel to the different islands on the website every day. In this second graphic-novel adventure, Oliver, Mya, and

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Jorge continue their search for home, with a few fun stops along the way. As the friends set sail for new adventures, they find the nefarious Octavian is hot on their trail. To make matters worse, a secret organization known as the Protectors—sworn to keep each island’s inhabitants from learning of the

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other islands—is keen on expelling the three friends from Poptropica. How will our trio get out of this one? Mitch Krpata is a writer and producer for the Poptropica website and the author of the Island Creator Kit. Krpata lives in Boston. Kory Merritt is the co-creator of Poptropica comics and the writer/artist of the weekly comic strip Brockport, the online comic The Lost Side of Suburbia, and the illustrated series The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York. Merritt teaches art for K–6 and lives in Hammondsport, New York.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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The Boy with Seventeen Senses ■ ■ BY S H E I L A G R AU

■■ Rock-star jacket artist: Illustration star Adam Rex (Chu’s Day, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich) will be illustrating the jacket, chapter ornaments, and title page

An imaginative retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk— with aliens—by the author of the popular new series Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions

■■ Fractured fairy tale: Middle-grade readers love twists on fairy tale stories, as shown by the success

Praise for Dr.

of series such as The Land of

Critchlore’s School

Stories, A Tale Dark & Grimm, and

for Minions

The Sisters Grimm

“Grau introduces a

■■ Sci-fi twist: Fans of Hitchhiker’s

contemporary fantasy

Guide to the Galaxy will enjoy

world that is a perfect

Grau’s whimsical alien worlds

blend of Hogwarts and

■■ Love of language: Librarians and

Monsters University.”

educators will appreciate the use

—School Library Journal

of synesthesia as a metaphor for

“Characters are drawn

how words evoke mood, color,

broadly and deftly.”

and taste

—Booklist “Grau carefully develops

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all her characters, and

256 pages, 5½ × 7⅝"

this rich cast helps to

Hardcover with jacket

establish the setting.”

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—The Bulletin of the

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Every resident of the planet Yipsmix has synesthesia—they don’t just hear sounds; they see and taste them, too. On this unusual planet, poor Jaq Rollop must save his family’s farm. To do so, Jaq is forced to sell his beloved pet and only friend. Trusting and naïve, Jaq gets swindled into trading

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his pet for a seemingly worthless key. But then something very strange happens. The key leads Jaq through a wormhole to a terrifying and magical land full of riches, overwhelming sensations, and giants. The name of this frightening land? Earth. This clever middle-grade fantasy will appeal to fans of the Sisters Grimm, A Tale Dark & Grimm, and the Land of Stories series. Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Visit www.sheilagrau.com.

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The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS

T H E B O OT Y M Y T H

■■ Clever backdrop: Readers will

■ ■ BY K A R A L A R E AU

delight in this whimsical, mock-

This new series features the blandest sisters who ever embarked on a rollicking, swashbuckling, and entirely unintentional adventure

Victorian pastiche ■■ All-female cast: This series is focused on two sisters and an all-female band of pirates. It’s a nice contrast to boy-driven middle grade ■■ First in a series: This adventure launches the Bland Sisters series, with two more titles to come

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In the spirit of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters stars Jaundice and Kale Bland—two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost. Instead, they eat tasteless oatmeal, rarely venture into bright sunlight, and read only Dr. Snoote’s Dictionary, because storybooks are just too thrilling. Together, they await the return of their parents, who left for an errand years ago and have never come back. One day, a knock on the door leads to the Bland sisters’ kidnapping by an all-female band of pirates—but this is only the beginning of their escapades. Filled with Roald Dahl-esque humor, high jinks, and swashbuckling, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters will appeal to middle-grade readers looking for an anything-but-bland adventure. Kara LaReau was an editor for many years until she became a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children, including Ugly Fish and Rabbit & Squirrel. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Author track record: Ignatow’s past series, The Popularity Papers, was a big hit, selling 250,000 copies and garnering

The Mighty Odds BOOK ONE ■ ■ BY A M Y I G N ATO W

The Breakfast Club meets the Fantastic Four in this new middle-grade series by renowned author/illustrator Amy Ignatow

rave reviews ■■ Multicultural cast: The main characters—two boys and two

Praise for The

girls—span a range of ethnicities

Popularity Papers

and backgrounds, answering “Ignatow’s pacing

the call for diversity in children’s

is wonderful, the

literature

characters completely

■■ Illustrated throughout: Black-and-

convincing, and the

white illustration will accompany

dialogue snug.”

the text, but this series is text

—New Yorker

driven, with just the occasional illustration—potentially

“Laugh-out-loud funny

broadening its age range

. . . Invites repeated readings.” —Booklist

■■ Humor and insight: As always, Ignatow deftly balances the

“An entertaining look

hilarious with the deeply

at the social hierarchy

insightful in this latest

of preteens.” —School

devourable manuscript

Library Journal

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thumbs; and Cookie can read minds, when those minds are thinking about directions. They are, in short, oddly mighty, especially when they work together. Starring a diverse group of kids with (very

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limited) superpowers, this series’ multiple narrators make for a quirky, pitch-perfect read that tackles identity and stereotypes. Ignatow’s characters have been praised widely, as “very real” by the New York Times and “completely convincing” by the New Yorker. Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of the Popularity Papers series of scrapbookstyle illustrated novels. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two kids. On rare occasions, she enjoys sleeping.

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Every Falling Star

AGES 13 AND UP MEMOIR

T H E T R U E S TO R Y O F H O W I S U R V I V E D A N D E S C A P E D N O R T H KO R E A

■ ■ BY S U N G J U L E E A N D S U S A N E L I Z A B E T H M c C L E L L A N D

The amazing memoir of a young boy who escaped the harsh society of North Korea

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Unique publishing opportunity: The first book for young readers to depict modern-day North surrounding its government and society ■■ Highly promotable author: Sungju Lee has spoken across Europe, Asia, and North America about his experiences. He is dedicated to promoting this book wherever he goes ■■ YA memoirs are hot: Young adult memoirs have seen a huge rise in popularity recently, from Breakthrough, Brown Girl Dreaming, and Taking Flight to adult memoirs adapted for young readers such as I Am Malala

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Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju

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Korea and the horrific problems

who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his “brothers”; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir

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allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist. Sungju Lee speaks across Europe, Asia, and North America about his experiences and about North Korean political social issues. He lives in South Korea but studies in England. Susan Elizabeth McClelland’s first book, Bite of the Mango, was a worldwide sensation, published in more than 30 countries. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Everyone said they were witches. I desperately wanted to believe it. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake, stares following their backs and their hair. The Graces had friends, but then they didn’t. They changed friends like some people changed hairstyles, as if perpetually waiting for someone better to come along. No one had real details of their personal lives—except for whoever Fenrin was sleeping with on any given week, as he never hid it. These girls were nothing, just distractions. He was waiting for someone special, someone different who would catch his attention so suddenly and so completely, he’d wonder how he had survived all this time without them. They all were, all three of them. I could see it. All I had to do was find a way to show them it was me they’d been waiting for.

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The Graces

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

■ ■ BY L AU R E E V E

A secretive loner discovers her own hidden powers when she’s adopted into three glamorous witches’ fold

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Witches on the air, in the air: With the recent success of TV shows like American Horror Story: Coven and impending remakes like The Craft, Hollywood is abuzz with witches ■■ Mysticism is trending: There’s been a resurgence in the popularity of mysticism and occult spirituality ■■ High-concept: This book is The Craft meets The Virgin Suicides: attention-grabbing with crossover appeal ■■ Promotable author: Laure Eve is an expert book marketer and is eager to put her skills to use for this title

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This fabulously addictive paranormal fantasy combines lyrical prose with a twist that even the savviest reader won’t anticipate. It’s a must-read for fans of We Were Liars, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, and Red Queen. Everyone loves the Graces. Fenrin, Thalia, and Summer Grace are attractive, rich, glamorous, and���maybe—witches. They’ve cast a spell over their entire town. If you’re not in love with one of them, you want to be them. Especially River, the loner new girl at school. River’s dark, aloof, and just maybe . . . magical. What the Graces don’t know is that River’s presence is no accident. And the first rule of witchcraft is that if you want something hard enough, you can get it . . . no matter who has to pay. Laure Eve was born in Paris and currently lives in London, where she works in the marketing department of Hachette UK. She is also the author of Fearsome Dreamer and The Illusionists, both published in the UK.

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AGES 14 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

The Movie Version ■ ■ BY E M M A W U N S C H

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling category: Contemporary realistic YA fiction dominates the bestseller list with

A gorgeous YA debut about a film-obsessed teen who must choose between playing sidekick to her charismatic brother or being her own leading lady

authors such as John Green and Gayle Forman ■■ Film-buff appeal: Cinephiles will appreciate Amelia’s frequent references to movies as well as the scenes that are written in screenplay format ■■ Realistic portrayal of mental illness: As with the YA success All the Bright Places, Wunsch depicts a character with mental illness with nuance and compassion ■■ Romantic story: YA readers will connect to Amelia’s first experiences with love and sex ■■ Humorous voice: Wunsch balances difficult issues with an authentic and witty teen voice

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The only thing sixteen-year-old Amelia Anderson loves more than movies is her older brother, Toby, a larger-than-life force, as popular with the cheerleaders as with the stoners. Amelia, on the other hand, is addicted to Netflix and afraid to drive. But she doesn’t mind. She’s happy playing the sidekick in the movie version of Toby’s life. But when a devastating event takes Toby out of the picture, Amelia’s left without a star. Ready or not, she has to step into her own spotlight. It’s time to get out of her head, get off of Netflix, and get behind the camera—and the wheel. This whip-smart, heart-wrenching debut YA novel about first love, first loss, and filmmaking will delight fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven. Emma Wunsch has written movie reviews for The Washington Free Press, worked in a used bookstore, taught college-level writing, and published short fiction and journalism in a variety of publications including The Best of Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire, with her husband and two daughters.

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Useless Bay

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

■ ■ BY M . J . B E AU F R A N D

A gritty, psychological thriller about a mythic set of sixteen-year-old quintuplets searching for a young boy

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Broad reader appeal: Told in alternating points of view, Useless Bay will appeal to both male and female fans of mystery,

Praise for The Rise and

true crime, and psychological

Fall of the Gallivanters

thrillers

“Authentic and draws readers into the narrative . . . A sound

■■ Recognized mystery author: M. J. Beaufrand’s The River was

addition to any YA collection.”

nominated for an Edgar Award,

—School Library Journal

demonstrating her top-notch

“Beaufrand’s masterful pace compels readers toward the satisfying though heartbreaking conclusion.” —Kirkus Reviews “Beaufrand is a talented writer.” —Publishers Weekly

mystery-writing chops. Useless Bay reads like Dennis Lehane for teens ■■ Compelling page-turner: The fastpaced, unsettling nature of this thriller, along with Beaufrand’s unique brand of magical realism, will have readers hooked from the first page

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On Whidbey Island, the Gray quintuplets are the stuff of legend. Pixie and her brothers have always been bigger and blonder than their neighbors, as if they were birthed from the island itself.

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Together, they serve as an unofficial search-and-rescue team for the island, saving tourists and locals alike from the forces of wind and sea. But, when a young boy goes missing, the mysteries start to pile up. While searching for him, they find his mother’s dead body instead—and realize that something sinister is in their midst. Edgar-nominated author M. J. Beaufrand has crafted another atmospheric thriller with a touch of magical realism that fans of mystery and true crime will devour. M. J. Beaufrand is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters and The River, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. She lives in Seattle.

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An excerpt from

I am Love. Your trusty narrator. It is quite possible that you think you’ve found me when you haven’t. That’s the funny thing about you people. You manage to see me in the most ridiculous of places: in a stolen kiss with your best friend’s boyfriend; in the warm, soft words of the boy who wants you to lose it on his basement couch. But this is True Love, you say. Sorry to disappoint, but a lot of the time, that’s not really me. I refer you back to Romeo and Juliet; Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere; Bella and Edward—history and literature are full of examples of people who made bad decisions in the name of, well, me. Forget about true, capital L “Love.” The real kind makes you better than you ever knew you could be. So, how do you fi d me? Well. I’m actually the one who fi ds you.

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The Romantics

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

■ ■ BY L E A H KO N E N

A fresh and funny romantic comedy in which one boy’s tangled love life is narrated by Love herself

S E LLING POINTS ■■ For fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell: This is a smart, funny, heartfelt novel with a feel-good premise ■■ Brand-new partnership with a YA publishing powerhouse: The publication of this book marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership with Alloy Entertainment, creators of over 75 bestselling novels ■■ Clever literary hook: Never in YA have we seen a romantic comedy narrated by Love ■■ Incredible appeal: The Romantics has cinematic flair, and early reviewers have called it “one of those rare books that makes you smile after every sentence”

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Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the

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Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules—and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care. Leah Konen grew up in a small farming town in Washington before moving to North Carolina. After studying journalism at UNC, she headed to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not writing, she enjoys biking around Brooklyn and binge-watching TV. www.leahkonen.com.

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AGES 12 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Alternate history: Boorman was inspired by the history of North America in her portrayal of a group of settlers cut off from the

Heartfire A W I N T E R K I L L N OV E L ■ ■ BY K AT E A . B O O R M A N

In the gripping finale to the Winterkill trilogy, a teen holds a powerful secret weapon in the war for an alternate early North America

communities of Native Americans and colonists that surround it ■■ Girl power: Emmeline braves a

Praise for The

series of challenges, from slavers

Winterkill Trilogy

to natural disasters, during her “Equal parts creepy,

journey in the wilderness

thrilling, and touching. It’s

■■ Sizzling romance: YA readers will

a must-read, and Emmeline

swoon for Emmeline’s on-trend

is a character I won’t soon

romantic interest

forget.” —James Dashner,

■■ Warm reviews: The series has

author of the bestselling

collected enthusiastic praise.

Maze Runner series

Of Emmeline’s character in

“A philosophical, ruminative

Winterkill, PW said that she

adventure for fans of

“speaks directly and powerfully to

the CW network’s The

a young adult experience”

100.” —Kirkus Reviews

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This richly imagined alternate history will appeal to fans of Delirium, Wither, and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Emmeline and Matisa have arrived at the land of Matisa’s people, but the Dominion’s troops are moving in. Matisa’s people have prepared for battle, but the Dominion’s weapons are brutal. To secure their survival, they will need something so important the Dominion will have to leave them in peace. Matisa and Em think they know what they need: the remedy to the Bleed, a deadly sickness. To find it, Em will have to go back to the stifling settlement she’d spent her whole life trying to escape. But she’s no longer the Stained girl she once was—and she’s not going down without a fight. Kate A. Boorman is the author of Winterkill and Darkthaw. She was born in Nepal and grew up in the small Canadian town of Rimbey. Her pastimes include sitting under starry skies with friends and traveling to far-off lands with her husband and two children. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Iron Cast

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

■ ■ BY D E S T I N Y S O R I A

In this glitzy YA debut, two illusionist friends use their magic to con patrons of a Prohibition-era nightclub

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Brilliant new talent: With her ability to vividly paint a forgotten era, Destiny Soria is an exciting new voice in YA ■■ Fast-paced thriller: This twisty novel is part thriller, part scandalous mystery, all set against the dazzling backdrop of the 1920s club scene ■■ Strong heroines: Ada and Corinne outsmart the bad boys with their natural cunning, teaming up as two Prohibitionera, modernized Nancy Drews ■■ Diversity: Our heroines come from very different backgrounds but are forced into friendship by their circumstances

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, she realizes how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn. An ideal next read for fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners. Destiny Soria graduated from Samford University with a BA in English. For seven months, she backpacked across New Zealand, supporting herself as a travel writer and tour guide in a haunted prison. She now lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama. Iron Cast is her debut novel.

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AN INTERN ATION AL SENSATION, THIS POWERF UL NEW FANTASY EVOKES THE

Jai sat on her bed and all the novices, younger and older, flocked around her as we always do when there is a new arrival. The little girls admired the long blonde hair flowing out of her linen headscarf. Our headscarves protect us from the strong sun, but under them our hair must never be bound. We never cut our hair either. Our hair holds our strength, Sister O says. The older girls quizzed her about where she came from, how long she had travelled, whether she had known anything about the Abbey before. Jai sat completely still. Her complexion was fairer than most, but I could tell that she was unusually pale. The skin under her eyes was thin and dark, nearly purple. Like violets in spring. She did not say a thing or answer a single question, she just looked around . . . “Do you understand what I am saying?” I asked softly. Maybe she came from such a faraway land that she did not even speak the coast languages. I did not when I first came . . . My first year at the Abbey was difficult before I learnt the language. Jai nodded. Then suddenly she opened her mouth to speak. “Is it true there are no menfolk here?” Her voice was unexpectedly husky and her accent was one I had never heard before. I shook my head. “Never. Men are not allowed on the island. The fishermen we trade with do not set foot on the land, Sister Veerk buys the catch from the pier. We have male animals of course. One quite savage rooster, some billy goats. But no men.”

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Maresi

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

■ ■ BY M A R I A T U R T S C H A N I N O F F

With publishers in a dozen countries, this first in a young adult fantasy trilogy with strong feminist themes is by an exciting new talent, Finnish writer Maria Turtschaninoff

S E LLING POINTS ■■ International sensation: With international publishers in twelve territories (and counting), this series will be one of the biggest releases of the season ■■ Strong female characters readers will root for: In an age of “girl power,” here is a true feminist vision about the strengths of women and community ■■ Heaps of review praise and awards: This first book is an award-winner in its own country and has already received rave reviews in the UK. The Guardian called it “a spellbinding read that is completely unputdownable” and the Telegraph said it “stands out for its startling originality.”

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Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Maresi, a thirteen-year-old novice there, arrived in the Hunger Winter and now lives a happy life in the Abbey, protected by the Mother and reveling in the vast library in the House of Knowledge, her favorite place. Into this idyllic existence comes Jai, a girl with a dark past. She has escaped her home after witnessing the killing of her beloved sister. Soon the dangers of the outside world follow Jai into the sacred space of the Abbey, and Maresi can no longer hide in books and words but must become one who acts. Maria Turtschaninoff has been writing fairy tales since the age of five. She has been awarded the Finlandia Junior Prize, the Swedish YLE Literature Prize, and the Society of Swedish Literature Prize, the latter on two occasions. She has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Among her favorite authors are Diana Wynne Jones, Lloyd Alexander, Philip Pullman, Ursula K. Le Guin, and C.S. Lewis. Maria has a Master of Arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer. She lives in Finland.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

RoseBlood ■ ■ BY A . G . H O WA R D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Star author: A. G. Howard hit the New York Times bestseller list for her Splintered series and has a

This pulse-pounding novel from the bestselling author of the Splintered series is inspired by The Phantom of the Opera

large national fan base ■■ Perennial success of retellings: From Ella Enchanted to Howard’s

Praise for the

own previously published novels,

Splintered series

retellings of classic tales never

YALSA Teen Top Ten List

go out of style

★ “Fans of dark

■■ A branded look: Abrams knows

fantasy, as well as of

how to publish A. G. Howard.

Carroll’s Alice in all her

Keeping branding consistent

revisionings (especially

with her Splintered series will

Tim Burton’s), will find a

attract both old and new fans to

lot to love.” —Bulletin of

RoseBlood

the Center for Children’s

■■ Standalone hit potential: By

Books, starred review

breaking out of her series model,

“Alyssa is one of the most

Howard is giving her fans a fresh

unique protagonists . . .

hook

dark, twisted, entirely riveting,

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and a truly romantic

400 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

tale.” —USA Today

Hardcover with jacket

“It’s a deft, complex

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more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting,

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and more.” —Booklist “The devoted fans of this

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goth fairy series will find that this last book brings the story to a satisfying conclusion.” —VOYA

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to her operatic talent, and a horrifying secret. To offer creative direction, her mother sends her to RoseBlood, a French arts conservatory tied to The Phantom of the Opera. There Rune befriends Thorn—a masked, elusive violinist who guides her musical transformation. As their romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make an impossible choice: lead Rune to her end, or destroy the century-old specter who haunts the opera house, and is the only father he’s ever known. This spinoff of Leroux’s famous tale of unrequited love turned madness will captivate fans of both Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the Splintered series. A. G. Howard is the author of the New York Times bestselling Splintered series. RoseBlood is her fifth novel for young adults. As a writer, A. G. is most at home weaving all things melancholy, magical, and macabre into everyday settings and scenes. Find out more at www.aghoward.com.

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Untamed

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

A S P L I N T E R E D S E R I E S C O M PA N I O N ■ ■ BY A . G . H O WA R D

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New York Times bestseller: The Splintered series hit the New York Times series bestseller list ■■ Exciting buzz: The series has signifi ant online fan enthusiasm ■■ New content for a beloved series: Praise for the Splintered series ★ “Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll’s Alice in all her revisionings

Includes the exclusive e-book novella, The Moth in the Mirror, along with two original novellas ■■ Beloved source material: Carroll’s Alice books are perennially

(especially Tim Burton’s), will

popular with teens and adults

find a lot to love.” —Bulletin

and A. G. Howard’s retelling

of the Center for Children’s

captivates

Books, starred review “Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists . . . dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale.” —USA Today

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“It’s a deft, complex

4-color insert

metamorphosis of this

256 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

children’s fantasy made

Paperback

more enticing by competing

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romantic interests, a

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psychedelic setting, and more.” —Booklist

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“The devoted fans of this goth fairy series will find

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that this last book brings the story to a satisfying

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conclusion.” —VOYA

Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and for her heart. In this collection of novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they reminisce. In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared and the role magic plays in preserving happiness. In The Boy in the Web, Alyssa’s mother reminisces about rescuing the man who would become her husband. And in The Moth in the Mirror, Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories. A. G. Howard always wondered what would have happened had the

stories that seduced her as a child. She lives in Amarillo, Texas. www.aghoward.com.

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creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage. She hopes her tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the

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AGES 6 TO 9 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Like Bug Juice on a Burger ■ ■ BY J U L I E S T E R N B E R G  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M AT T H E W C O R D E L L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Sequel to a stunning debut: The series has earned universal

Summer camp is worse than bug juice on a burger in this sequel to Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

praise and was a Texas Bluebonnet Award master list Awards for the

selection, an IndieBound Next pick, and a Junior Library Guild

Eleanor series

selection

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books’

■■ Bestselling team: Sternberg’s

Stellar Series List

lyrical writing and Cordell’s tender illustrations are the

Indie Bound Kids’

perfect recipe for success. The

Indie Next List

series has nearly 100,000 copies

Junior Library

in print

Guild Selection

■■ Bonus material: This new paperback format will include the

ABC New Voices

first chapter of the final book in

Project Selection

the series, Like Carrot Juice on a

National Parenting

Cupcake, keeping series readers

Publications Honor

excited for more Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

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New York Public

192 pages, 5½ × 7½"

Library’s 100 Titles for

Paperback

Reading and Sharing

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Gryphon Award Winner

PUB MONTH: JULY

Cybils Finalist, Easy Readers & Early

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Awesome Awards Finalist, Beloved Bedtime

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Stories category

I hate camp. I just hate it. I wish I didn’t. But I do. Being here is worse than bug juice on a burger. Or homework on Thanksgiving. Or water seeping into my shoes. In this sequel to Like Pickle Juice

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on a Cookie, Eleanor is off to summer camp. At first she’s excited, but when she gets there she finds bugs, no electricity, and terrible food. And worst of all: swim class, where she just can’t seem to keep

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up with the other campers. But as the days go by, Eleanor realizes that life is full of special surprises— even after some belly flops. Julie Sternberg, formerly a lawyer for the ACLU, received her MFA from The New School. She is the author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Like Bug Juice on a Burger, and Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake. She lives in New York City. Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Bat and Rat, and Trouble Gum. He lives outside of Chicago.

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The Bamboo Sword

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY M A R G I P R E U S

The acclaimed companion to Newbery Honor winner Heart of a Samurai

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Companion to Newbery Honor book: Heart of a Samurai received much praise. Its central character plays an important role

Praise for Heart of a Samurai “Middle-grade readers eager

in this novel ■■ Award-winning author: Preus’s

for adventure with a solid

books consistently garner

grounding in history will be

critical acclaim. Shadow on the

enchanted.” —Booklist

Mountain received multiple

★ “Thanks to the lively, warm,

starred reviews and awards, and

and witty storyteller’s voice

West of the Moon received five

and the vivid, sensuous

starred reviews and appeared on

depictions of the katana

many best-of-the-year lists

swish and kimono swirl of

■■ Boy appeal: Boys will love the

19th-century Japan, readers

fast pace and identify with the

will feel immersed in this

main character, Yoshi, as he

tumultuous time in Japanese

aspires to fulfill a dream

history.” —Kirkus Reviews

■■ Historical value and useful for the

“With its compelling story,

Common Core: Great book for

block prints, historical

classroom discussion

photographs, glossary and substantive author’s

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note, The Bamboo Sword

Archival images throughout

is historical fiction at its

368 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

finest.” —BookPage

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Master writer Margi Preus treats readers to an amazing adventure in 1853 Japan. This lyric novel follows Yoshi, a Japanese boy who dreams of becoming a samurai. Unfortunately, as part of the serving class, Yoshi can never become a warrior. He is taken up by Manjiro, the protagonist of Preus’s Heart of a Samurai, and becomes his servant and secret watchdog. Meanwhile, Commodore Matthew

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Perry and his USS Susquehanna squadron of steamships arrive in Edo Bay demanding that Japan open its ports to foreign trade. Aboard the commodore’s flagship is Jack, a cabin boy who becomes separated from his American companions. He and Yoshi set out on a grand adventure to return Jack to his ship before he is discovered by the shogun’s samurai. Margi Preus is the author of the acclaimed novels West of the Moon, Shadow on the Mountain, and Newbery Honor winner Heart of a Samurai. She also writes and cowrites plays, sketches, and adaptations for theater. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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THE ACCL A IMED KU LIPA RI SERIE S W ILL DEBU T AS A NETF LI X PR A ISE FOR A N A R M Y OF F RO G S “ T H IS LI T T LE F RO G SHOU LD F IN D FA NS A MONG R E A DER S OF T H E WA R R IOR S A N D R EDWA LL SAG AS .” —Kirkus Reviews “A M UST-HAVE , W IN N ING A DVENT U R E T HAT IS N E A R LY IM P O S SIBLE TO PU T D OW N .” —School Library Journal “GR EEN E ’ S COLOR F U LL -PAGE ILLUST R AT IONS HAVE T H E R ICH LY SAT U R AT ED LO OK OF MA RVEL COM IC B O OKS .” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Amphibians’ End

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

A K U L I PA R I N OV E L ■ ■ BY T R E VO R P RYC E W I T H J O E L N A F TA L I  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY S A N F O R D G R E E N E

The thrilling conclusion to the acclaimed, action-packed animal adventure trilogy

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Promotable author: Trevor Pryce is a retired successful NFL pro and a motivated promoter of the series, making many school appearances and developing the Kulipari property ■■ Netflix original series: Debut of the Kulipari on Netflix will fuel book sales ■■ Growing brand: The series has been developed as toys by Mattel and as a clothing line by Under Armour ■■ High-interest subject: It’s frogs versus scorpions in this actionpacked animal fantasy series ■■ Great package: Full-color illustrations set this title apart from other middle-grade books

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The future of the Amphibilands has never looked so bleak. With Lord Marmoo still maniacally bent on taking over the outback, Darel can’t fathom why the Rainbow Serpent wants him to lower the Veil, the Amphibilands’ only source of protection. But the Serpent’s message is clear, and in preparation for the inevitable battle, Darel and the Kulipari go in search of someone— anyone—to fight on their side. In their travels, the frog warriors make a perilous discovery: the outback’s water supplies are mysteriously disappearing. With the odds stacked against them, Darel and the Kulipari must take one final stand to protect their home, before it becomes . . . the Arachnilands. The Kulipari trilogy comes to its thrilling conclusion in this action-packed adventure by Trevor Pryce and acclaimed comics artist Sanford Greene. Trevor Pryce has written for the New York Times and NBC.com. He lives in Maryland. Joel Naftali is the author of many books. He lives in California. Sanford Greene is an accomplished comics illustrator whose work has been published by DC Comics, Dark Horse, and others. He lives in PAPERBACKS South Carolina. AMULET

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“The banter and tongue-in-cheek humor of the previous books is present, along with encouragement.” —Publishers Weekly “Given the presentation’s offbeat attitude, ingenuity, and wit, many libraries will want to stock this high-interest book.” —Booklist “Fans . . . will find new opportunities aplenty for foolery in this spinoff compendium of progressively challenging hands-on instructions for drawing, folding, and goofing around with (mostly) Star Wars characters.” —School Library Journal “Fans of the series will relish the side drawings’ goofy humor, the new puppets to make, and the cliff-hanger promising more to come.” —School Library Journal “Angleberger delivers another clever, funny crowd-pleaser . . . Fans of the series, or of Star Wars, will hit warp speeds to grab a copy of this one.” —Booklist See Abrams’ extensive Star Wars collection at abramsbooks.com/starwars

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Yod


Yoda series is now available in trade paperback! ■ ■ BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! A N O R I G A M I YO DA B O O K In Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, the war against the FunTime Menace—aka test prep—wages on at McQuarrie Middle School. Our heroes have already won one battle, with the help of surprising ally Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Blockbuster series: Since the publication of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, this series has jetted into the stratosphere, selling over five million copies

Forces they’re going to need an even bigger,

■■ Hot property: With the release of

even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski.

five new Star Wars movies over

With pressure from great forces—the school board—will this former enemy join the Rebellion, or will her transformation into Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete? With this topical episode, Tom Angleberger

the next few years, these books will continue to be relevant mustreads for middle graders ■■ Fun bonus: As with all of Angleberger’s Origami Yoda

demonstrates once again that his “grasp of

books, instructions for making

middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is

your own origami will be included

spot-on” (Scripps Howard News Service).

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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

US $7.95  CAN $9.95

A N O R I G A M I YO DA B O O K After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation’s capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses

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leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight

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secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey’s

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? 

224 pages ISBN 978-1-4197-2201-1 ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2201 5 0 7-19 5 9 781419 722011

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Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the beloved Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott, Fake Mustache, the Inspector Flytrap series, and the Qwikpick Papers series. He is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell and lives in

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AGES 4 TO 8 JUVENILE / ART

Magritte’s Apple ■ ■ BY K L A A S V E R P L A N C K E

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award-winning author/illustrator: Klaas Verplancke has published more than 150 books in 30

A whimsical look into the mind of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Belgian surrealist René Magritte

languages, including Applesauce, a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2012 ■■ Story of creativity: Children will learn how an everyday object— like an apple—can be incredibly inspiring ■■ Artist- and museum-approved: Fully authorized by the Magritte Foundation and produced in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris ■■ Actual Magritte paintings included: After the story, a selection of Magritte’s most iconic works are reproduced—all from the collections of MoMA and the Pompidou

S PECIFICATIONS 40 pages, 9¼ × 11¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1 -63345-016 -5 ISBN 978-1-63345-016-5 US $1 9.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781633 450165

A man named René floats through the world of his dreams and imagination, fulfilling his desire to become a painter—of apples and hats, apple hats, apple-these and apple-thats. In his paintings, leaves are lips, baguettes are noses, the right side is never up, and the upside is never down. Award-winning author Klaas Verplancke mashes everyday objects and words together in ways that are guaranteed to make kids laugh and think.

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René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967), one of the world’s most beloved artists, created whimsical, subversive paintings that helped launch the popularity of

What Degas Saw ISBN 978-1 -63345-004-2 ISBN 978-1-63345-004-2 US $1 9.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 995 9 781633 450042

Matisse’s Garden ISBN 978-0-87070-91 0-4 ISBN 978-0-87070-910-4 US $1 9.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 995

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surrealism. His works combined words and images in novel, thought-provoking ways, and used humor and ordinary subjects to inspire viewers to question the world around them. Klaas Verplancke is a Belgian author, illustrator, and professor of illustration. His books have won multiple awards and his illustrations have been published in the New York Times, as well as in dozens of magazines and newspapers throughout Europe. He lives in Brussels.

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What the Weather Was Like

ALL AGES JUVENILE / ART

■ ■ BY M A I R A K A L M A N A N D DA N I E L H A N D L E R

Maira Kalman’s inimitable paintings, Daniel Handler’s lovely prose, and famous photographs from MoMA’s collection look at the topic everyone wants to know about: the weather!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Third book in an acclaimed series by bestselling authors: Ten new paintings by Maira Kalman and playful musings by Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) make this a great gift to cherish for

Praise for Hurry Up and Wait “[A] playful and reflective volume of creativity . . . Ideal for sparking ideas for writing or art assignments.” —School Library Journal

readers of all ages ■■ Features images by famous photographers: Bill Brandt, Rudy Burckhardt, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Hockney, Dorothea Lange, Nicholas Nixon, Martin Parr, Stephen Shore, Alfred Stieglitz, Shigeru Tamura, Weegee, and Edward Weston are featured ■■ Inspires creativity: Encourages children and adults to use all five senses to immerse themselves in the environments shown in the pictures

S PECIFICATIONS 64 pages, 6 x 8” Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN -63345-01 4-1 ISBN 978-1 978-1-63345-014-1 US $1 5.95 CAN $1 9.955 1 5 9 5 Can a photograph capture the sensation of a warm spring breeze or the smell of freshly fallen

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snow? What the Weather Was Like, the third volume in a series of creative collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is an evocative exploration of the physical environments captured in photographs from around the world. From the rainy streets

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of Paris to a sun-dappled pool in Beverly Hills, from steamy summer sidewalks in Brooklyn to snowcovered fields in Japan, the photographs depict much more than what first meets the eye. Featuring vibrant new paintings by Kalman inspired by these photographs and poetic prose by Handler that bring the images to life, What the Weather Was Like is a tender reflection on the passing of seasons, perspective, and memory. Maira Kalman is a bestselling and award-winning artist, illustrator, and writer whose books include 13 Words (with Daniel Handler), My Favorite Things, Beloved Dog, and The Elements of Style. Her artwork has been the subject of 14 solo exhibitions and has also been featured in group exhibitions in major museums. Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, is the internationally renowned author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events series, whose books have sold more than 60 million copies in 44 languages.

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Girls Standing on Lawns ISBN 978-0-87070 -908-1 ISBN 978-0-87070-908-1 US $1 4.95  CAN $1 56.95 1495

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AGES 4 AND UP JUVENILE

What Is a Child? ■ ■ BY B E AT R I C E A L E M AG N A

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award-winning author: From the best-selling and award-winning

A child has small hands, small feet and small ears, but that does not mean they have small ideas.

author of A Lion in Paris ■■ Universal theme: A celebration of what makes every child unique ■■ Important perspective: Ideal for exploring notions of identity and diversity

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 36 pages, 9½ × 13⅜" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN -84976-41 2-4 ISBN 978-1 978-1-84976-412-4 US $1 9.95  CAN $21 .95 51995 9 781849 764124

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From the bestselling author of A Lion in Paris comes this beautifully illustrated celebration of what makes each child unique. Through bold and sensitively observed portraits and a thought-provoking text, Beatrice Alemagna inspires children, and adults reading with them, to consider their own

A Lion in Paris ISBN 978-1 -84976-1 71 -0 ISBN 978-1-84976-171-0 US $1 9.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 995 9 781849 761710

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identity. Destined to become a classic, What Is a Child? is a must-have for every school, library, and bedside table. Beatrice Alemagna is the winner of many international awards and prizes. She is the illustrator and author of more than 20 books for children, which have been translated into 13 different languages. Her artwork has been the subject of a number of solo exhibitions and has been featured in group exhibitions, including at the Design Museum, London.

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Doodle Town

AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE

■ ■ BY D O M I N I K A L I P N I E W S K A

Welcome to Doodle Town, where everyone and everything is a drawing

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Inspires creativity: Celebrates the transformative power of drawing ■■ Successful author: From the author of 100 Coloring Book ■■ Activity book: Packed with drawing activities for hours of fun

S PECIFICATIONS One-color illlustrations 64 pages, 8⅞ × 12⅝"

DOMINIKA LIPNIEWSKA

Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN -84976-472-8 ISBN 978-1 978-1-84976-472-8 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781849 764728

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AGES 3 AND UP JUVENILE

Mister Pip ■ ■ BY T H E R E Z A R O W E

SE LLING POI NTS

Mister Pip the cat can’t find a quiet place to sleep!

■■ Stylish illustrations: Eye-catching illustrations from innovative Brazilian illustrator ■■ Fun sounds: Narrative

Mister Pip the cat had a busy night and he’s looking forward to getting some sleep. All he needs is somewhere quiet to lie down. He tries

punctuated by simple sounds

all his favorite spots for snoozing, but between

children will love making out loud

the monstrous VROOOM of the vacuum cleaner,

■■ Appealing to cat lovers:

the persistent RING-RING of the telephone, and

Charming cat character in

the incessant COO COO of canoodling pigeons,

Mister Pip

he is disturbed and awakened over and over again. Not even his favorite plant can offer Mister Pip the solace he needs. Will Mister Pip ever

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 7⅝ × 8⅝” Hardcover

find a peaceful place to rest his head? Thereza Rowe’s stylishly illustrated story is sure to strike a chord with preschoolers who will love making the book’s sounds out loud as much as they’ll adore Mister Pip himself.

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Thereza Rowe is a Brazilian-British illustrator and designer living in

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London.

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AGES 3 AND UP JUVENILE

What’s That Noise? ■ ■ BY I S A B E L M I N H Ó S M A R T I N S  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M A DA L E N A M ATO S O

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Interactive storytelling: Engages all the senses ■■ Relationships that stick: The story is about building trust and friendship ■■ Successful authors: New title

Who’s calling me? Readers “listen” to the sounds in this story of friendship What’s That Noise? invites young children to investigate who exactly is calling them from inside the book. Children will delight in following the clues by “tip-toeing” with their fingers through

from the authors of Where Do We

an empty forest, braving a terrible storm, holding

Go When We Disappear?, At Our

their ear up to the book to discern where to

House, and When I Was Born

turn next, and creating a shelter when danger looms. A story that can only be told using fingers, eyes, ears, and noses, What’s That Noise?

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engages readers on all levels, and shows that building a friendship takes time, patience, and an adventurous spirit.

40 pages, 8⅝ × 10¼” Hardcover

Isabel Minhós Martins

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and Madalena Matoso are the

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creators of multiple

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award-winning books for children.

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All Around the World: Sports and Games

AGES 3 AND UP JUVENILE

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ BY G É R A L D I N E C O S N E AU

■■ Follow-up to popular title: Sequel

Have hours of fun with more than 330 reusable stickers to place on eight extra-large foldout sports-themed scenes

to the bestselling book All Around the World ■■ Innovative activity book: Hours of entertainment with 330 plus reusable stickers and pages for coloring ■■ Timed to Olympics: A celebration of having fun while being active that coincides with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio ■■ Widely varied sports activities: Illustrates a diverse range of abilities ■■ Off rs coloring and stickering: Includes eight large-scale drawings to color in, as well as the scenes for stickering

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Celebrate sports of all kinds—from swimming to skiing to horseback riding—in this charmingly illustrated sticker book that celebrates having fun while being active. With more than 330 reusable stickers and 8 backgrounds, and 18 large-scale drawings to color in, All Around the World: Sports

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and Games provides hours of play. Children will love choosing where to place the stickers within the foldout landscape settings, which include a soccer field, a water park, a circus, horse stables, the zoo, and even a ski resort. The stickers can be endlessly positioned and repositioned for children to reinvent new scenes and stories, bringing each setting to life by making it their very own. French artist Géraldine Cosneau is a widely acclaimed children’s book illustrator and textile designer. She has authored more than 20 children’s books.

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AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE

London Calls Sticker Book ■ ■ BY G A B BY DAW N AY  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY A L E X B A R R O W

S E LLING POINTS

See the sights of London in this clever new sticker book!

■■ Activity book: Includes 100 stickers

See the sights of London in this fun-filled sticker book. The very best of London’s palaces,

■■ Successful author and illustrator: From the creators of the popular

parks, art galleries, shops, ancient towers, iconic

A Possum’s Tail and London Calls

buildings, and historic streets are all here for you to explore, with more than 100 stickers. Among

■■ A tour of London: Features iconic

the monuments and mayhem you’ll meet some of

London buildings and tourist

London’s quirky inhabitants, including resident

attractions

pigeons, and get to explore the sights by boat, bus, bike, and the famous “Tube.”

S PECIFICATIONS Gabby Dawnay is a

Full-color illustrations plus 4

writer, poet, and artist.

pages of stickers

Alex Barrow is a

40 pages, 8¼ × 11⅝"

London-based

Paperback

illustrator.

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AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE

Did You Ever See? ■ ■ BY J OA N N A WA L S H

S E LLING POINTS

Why do things look the way they do?

■■ New ways to see: Revealing introduction to different ways of seeing ■■ Gorgeous illustrations: Striking illustrations ■■ Art of awareness: Encourages

Have you ever sped past in such a hurry that everything you passed was soft and blurry? And did you ever squeeze your eyes so tight that you saw lots of dots of colored light? See the world through the eyes of a child looking at things

children to articulate their own

for the first time. Why do things look tiny from

unique visual experiences

above, enormous from below, backwards in a

■■ Great to read aloud: Fun, rhyming text

mirror, wobbly through water, and blurry from a distance? Did You Ever See? puts into words a variety of visual experiences. Children will be inspired to notice both what they see and how

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they see the world around them, gaining new perspectives as they do.

32 pages, 9 × 9" Joanna Walsh is a writer and

Hardcover

illustrator who has authored both

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adult and children’s titles.

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Jill & Lion

AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE

■ ■ BY L E S L E Y B A R N E S

Jill and the King of the Jungle show that it’s not a crown but what’s on the inside that counts Jill—heroine of the acclaimed Jill & Dragon—

S E LLING POINTS ■■ More adventures: Sequel to Jill & Dragon ■■ Distinctive style: Rising

sets off on a new adventure and tries to help a

illustration talent Lesley Barnes’s

new friend. She meets a very sad lion—a King of

work is stunning

the Jungle robbed of his crown! Forced to drive

■■ Celebrates bonding: The

a toy car around in endless circles, poor Lion is

importance of friendship and

so unhappy that his tears have started to blur the

bravery shine through

words of the story. Jill gallantly intervenes only to land herself in the middle of a particularly dangerous page. But with Dog at her side, nothing is too difficult for Jill to conquer. Another charming story from rising illustration talent Lesley Barnes, Jill & Lion shows it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow. She has collaborated with the V&A in London; the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian; and Glamour and Stylist magazines.

The Museum of Me

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations plus gatefold 32 pages, 10⅞ × 11¼" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 84976-437-7 ISBN 978-1978-184976-437-7 US $1 7.95  CAN $23.95 51795 9 781849 764377

AGES 3 AND UP JUVENILE

■ ■ BY E M M A L E W I S

What are museums? Big buildings filled with the oldest and oddest things from all around the world! The Museum of Me follows a little girl on a journey of discovery to find out what museums are and what they have inside them. Brimming with anticipation, she finds giant bugs and peculiar beasts, ancient pots and contemporary paintings, feathery leaves and flowers as big as

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Introduction to museum going: Introduces children to museums and explores reasons why we collect and preserve objects ■■ New talent: Distinctive artwork from a debut author ■■ Inspires collecting: Encourages children to build their own

her own head! Marveling at museums old, new,

collection as a reflection of their

outdoors, and even in outer space, she soon

own identity

realizes that her favorite museum of all is waiting for her at home: The Museum of Me. Illustrated in a distinctive, collaged style by debut author

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Emma Lewis, The Museum of Me celebrates how

Full-color illustrations

a collection of objects can reflect our identities.

48 pages, 8¼ × 10" Hardcover with jacket

Emma Lewis

Emma Lewis is an illustrator living in

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London. She studied at Falmouth

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

University and Camberwell College of Arts and is inspired by folk art

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ALL AGES POP-UP / POETRY

The Raven A POP-UP BOOK

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ BY E D G A R A L L A N P O E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY C H R I S TO P H E R W O R M E L L 

■■ Literary classic: “The Raven,”

■  D E S I G N E D BY DAV I D P E L H A M

first published in 1845, has been studied and discussed for generations ■■ Bestselling author: Master

The award-winning team of David Pelham and Christopher Wormell bring to life the classic poem by Edgar Allan Poe

designer and paper engineer David Pelham’s creative, interactive books—including The Human Body, Dimensional Man, Sam’s Sandwich, and A is for Animals—have sold millions worldwide ■■ Seasonal promotions: The macabre tone of “The Raven” and the dark, ominous artwork make it a wonderful book for Halloween, while its upmarket appearance makes it a special gift for any occasion ■■ Wide appeal: A great crossover title for a young audience and older literature enthusiasts alike, as well as for pop-up book collectors

S PECIFICATIONS 14 full-color pop-up illustrations 14 pages, 8½ × 10¼" Pop-up book RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 97-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2197-7 US $27.50  CAN $33.50 52750 9 781419 721977

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door . . . Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is one of the most widely recognized poems in the English language. When it first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror in 1845, the poem made Poe an overnight sensation. Master paper engineer David Pelham amazes us once again with his pop-up design to interpret this haunting love story. Edgar Allan Poe, the 19th-century writer, is known for his gothic and macabre work. David Pelham, designer and paper engineer, has created numerous bestselling children’s books. Christopher Wormell, an outstanding artist and printmaker, has written and illustrated a variety of children’s books. Pelham and Wormell reside in London.

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