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TO THE TRADE

37

Hello Kitty!

86

The Curses

88

Naondel

2

Tinyville Town

38

Hanazuki

40

Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for

4

Better Together

5

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

6

In My Room

42

7

Charlie Builds

43

9

100 Things I Love to Do with You

10

INFORMATION

AMULET PAPERBACKS

89

The Mighty Odds

American Gothic

90

Tales from the Haunted Pineapple

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

91

The Jolly Regina

44

Danza!

92

Frank Einstein

Things That Make Me Happy

46

Jelly, Garbage + Toys

93

The Terrible Two

Buildablock

47

Facing Frederick

94

The Sisters Grimm

Amazing Architects

12

Barnyard Boogie!

13

I Am Yoga

49

14

Who Loves Me?

50

Lovey Bunny 15 16

96

Every Falling Star

Dinosaur Empire!

97

The Steep and Thorny Way

Raid of No Return

98

The Romantics

52

Friends and Foes

99

RoseBlood

All Aboard!

53

The End of Time

100

The Graces

Changing Faces

54

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

101

The Lie Tree

60

Lumberjanes: Book One

102

Maresi

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AMULET BOOKS

19

Starring Carmen!

62

Suee and the Shadow

M o MA

20

Princesses Wear Pants

63

The Terrible Two Go Wild

103

One Year Wiser

22

I Love You

64

In the Deep Blue Sea

104

Sonia Delaunay

23

I Am Peace

66

Sidetracked

The Great New York Subway Map

24

Alfie

67

The Uncanny Express

105

25

The Emperor’s New Clothes

68

JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life

TATE PUBLISHING

26

The Wompananny Witches Make

70

Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo

106

100 Christmas Coloring Book

71

Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl

107

Whose Eyes Are These?

One Mean Pizza

Yayoi Kusama

27

Peanut Butter & Aliens

72

The Flash: Book One

108

Meet the Artist: David Hockney

28

My Lazy Cat

73

Supergirl: Book One

109

This Way, That Way

29

I Am a Cat

74

Elizabeth and Zenobia

110

Hedgehog Holidays

30

365 Penguins

76

A Skinful of Shadows

Inspector Brunswick

31

Animalia

77

A Taxonomy of Love

32

Still Stuck

78

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

111

Bestsellers

33

Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal

80

Like Love

112

Seasonal

Humdrum School Day

81

Water in May

34

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

82

She, Myself, and I

35

The Christmas Story

83

House of Ash

36

Ten Creepy Monsters

84

Odd & True

ALSO OF INTEREST

The Twelve Days of Kindergarten

Front cover and pages 60–61: illustration from Unicorn Power! Lumberjanes Book 1, Lumberjanes TM & © 2017 Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. Inside front cover and page 43: from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, illustration © 2017 by Stacy Innerst. Back cover and pages 20–21: illustration from Princesses Wear Pants, copyright © 2017 Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim. Pages 64–65: illustration © 2017 by Nick Iluzada. Page 66: illustration © 2017 by Jim Tierney. Page 71: illustration © 2017 by Greg Ruth. Page 76: illustration © 2017 by Vincent Chong. Page 77: illustration © 2017 by Libby VanderPloeg. Pages 78–79: illustration © 2017 by Vincent Chong. Page 81: illustration © 2017 by Darren Booth. Page 82: illustration © 2017 by Eleni Kalorkoti. Page 83: illustration © 2017 by Sam Wolfe Connelly. Pages 84–85: illustration © 2017 by Nathália Suellen. Pages 86–87:  illustration © 2017 by Spencer Charles. Page 88: illustration © 2017 by Jeffrey Alan Love. Page 74: illustration © 2017 by Yelena Bryksenkova. Pages 94–95: illustration © 2017 by Cory Godbey. Page 97: illustration © 2017 by Symon Chow. Page 98: illustration © 2017 by Jordan Sondler. Page 99: illustration © 2017 by Nathália Suellen. Page 100:  illustration © 2017 by Spencer Charles. Page 101: illustration © 2017 by Vincent Chong. Page 102: illustration © 2017 by Jeffrey Alan Love.

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New York Times bestselling illustrator Brian Biggs

Meet these community heroes!

A L SO AVAI L AB LE

Tinyville Town Gets to Work! ISBN 978-1-4197-2133-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2133-5 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695 9 781419 721335

2

Tinyville Town: I'm a Firefighter ISBN 978-1-4197-2134-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2134-2 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 721342

Tinyville Town: I'm a Veterinarian ISBN 978-1-4197-2135-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2135-9 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 721359

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Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian ISBN 978-1-4197-2322-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2322-3 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 723223


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 thriving community full of interesting people

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Biggs’s

Time for School! (A Tinyville Town Book)

bold, graphic, comic-influenced The Tinyville Town series launched in 2016 with three books: the worldestablishing picture book Tinyville Town

art style has serious kid appeal ■■ Successful new series: Tinyville Town is a brand-new bestselling

Gets to Work! and the companion board

book series set in a busy, modern

books Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian

community

and Tinyville Town: I’m a Firefighter. From New York Times bestselling

■■ Collectible: Each Tinyville Town book stands on its own, but

author and illustrator Brian Biggs come

children and parents will want to

two more books in the series: Tinyville

collect them all

Town: Time for School!, a picture book

■■ Popular subject matter: Police

that shows how the town comes together

officers are heroes, and going

for the first day of school, and Tinyville

to school is an important and

Town: I’m a Police Officer!, a day in the

widespread theme for this age

life of the town’s favorite police officer.

group

This series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello when you walk down the

S PECIFICATIONS

street, and the bus is always on time. The

Time for School!

townsfolk can’t wait to show you around!

Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9½ × 10½"

I’m a Police Officer (A Tinyville Town Book)

Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD

The Tinyville Town series launched in 2016 with three books: the world-establishing picture book Tinyville Town Gets to Work! and the

PUB MONTH: JULY ISBN 978-1-4197-2566-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2566-1 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695

companion board books Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian and Tinyville Town: I’m a Firefighter.

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CARTON QTY: 22

From New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs come two more books in

ISBN 978-1-68335-169-6

the series: Tinyville Town: Time for School!, a picture book that shows how the town comes together for the first day of school, and Tinyville

I’m a Police Officer

Town: I’m a Police Officer!, a

Full-color illustrations

day in the life of the town’s

22 pages, 6½ × 7½”

favorite police officer.

Entire series eligible for backlist off er! Ask your rep for details.

Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 723230

Brian Biggs has collaborated on a number of projects, including Jon Scieszka’s bestselling Frank Einstein series, and is the creator of the Everything Goes picture-book series. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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CARTON QTY: 38 ISBN 978-1-68335-170-2

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

Better Together A B O O K O F FA M I LY

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ BY B A R B A R A J O O S S E A N D A N N E K E L I S B E R G 

■■ Layered: Better Together shows

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

biodiversity and offers a unique look at social animals ■■ Novelty format: With its die-cut

A sweet, informative ode to families, both animal and human

gatefolds, Better Together’s format reinforces the book’s core concept while also aiding the development of a young child’s

With die-cuts and gatefolds!

fine motor skills ■■ Popular theme: At its heart, Better Together is a book about families, both animal and human ■■ Fresh art style: Jared Andrew Shorr’s vibrant, humorous cutpaper illustrations add a playful layer to a book that is largely informational ■■ Expert information: All of the information in Better Together has been thoroughly vetted by zoologist Anneke Lisberg

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 22 pages, 8 × 8" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-2538-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2538-8 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 725388

CARTON QTY: 26 ISBN 978-1-68335-101-6

In Better Together, each spread starts with a single animal, all alone. Then a gatefold opens to reveal that the single animal is actually one of many animals working together to comfort, feed, and protect one another. At the end, we see how human families come together in similar ways to care for their little ones. Careful readers will be delighted to see that every animal mentioned in the book is hidden somewhere in the last image. The final spread offers interesting facts about the animals in the book, including the collective nouns for each. Jared Andrew Schorr’s bright, lively cut-paper illustrations and an unexpected freshness round out a very satisfying package. Barbara M. Joosse has written for children for more than 30 years. Through her writing, she aspires to find the things that are the same, and the things that are different, between us all. Anneke Lisberg is a licensed zoologist. This is her first book for children. Jared Andrew Schorr specializes in creating detailed work entirely from cut paper. His work has appeared in many publications, as well as in galleries and homes around the world.

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Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

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

A charming bedtime book sure to encourage little ones to sleep

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bedtime book: This sweet book features page after page of sleeping animals and babies to help little ones get to sleep ■■ Layered: In addition to being a soothing bedtime book, Babies Can Sleep Anywhere introduces animal names, habitats, and sleep-related vocabulary, encouraging language acquisition ■■ Accomplished author: Wheeler’s nearly 20 books have received several honors, including being named to the Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year and Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books lists

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 24 pages, 9 × 9" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2536-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2536-4 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 725364

CARTON QTY: 24 ISBN 978-1-68335-099-6

ALSO AVAIL AB LE What better way to encourage a little one to sleep than with a soothing rhyme and image after image of sleeping animals! This gentle picture book introduces the sleeping habits of many animals— from puppies to whales—and compares them to the sometimes-unusual habits of human babies. In backpacks, on knees, in cradles or trees, sweet babies can sleep anywhere! Lisa Wheeler is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Sixteen Cows, One Dark Night, and Mammoths on the Move, which recently received a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. Carolina Búzio was born in Portugal and lives in Berlin, where she works as an animator and illustrator.

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Brobot Bedtime By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Illustrated by Scott Campbell ISBN 978-1-4197-2290-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2290-5 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 722905

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AGES 2 TO 4 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling team: Witek and Roussey’s books have sold more than 450,000 copies to date ■■ Whimsical illustrations: Christine

In My Room A B O O K O F C R E AT I V I T Y A N D I M AG I N AT I O N ■ ■ 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

From the author-illustrator team of the mega-bestselling In My Heart, a picture book that celebrates creativity and imaginative play

Roussey’s appealing illustrations have been popular across accounts ■■ Popular topic: The power of imaginative play is a perennial topic in children’s literature, from the classic Where the Wild Things Are to the recent success This Is Sadie ■■ Novelty format: Die-cuts throughout give the book an appealing colorful gradient

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 10 × 10½" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2644-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2644-6 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 726446

CARTON QTY: 20

Entire series eligible er! for backlist off p re ur yo Ask for details.

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In her room, one little girl can be anything she wants to be and go anywhere she wishes to go, all

Brave As Can Be ISBN 978-1-4197-1923-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1923-3 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695 9 781419 719233

All My Treasures ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695

with the power of her imagination (and paper, markers, and crayons, of course!). She can go on safari or sail the seven seas. She can be a doctor, teacher, or high-powered businesswoman. The sky’s the limit! And when the day is over, she can become a little girl again, safe in her room. Like the classic Where the Wild Things Are, this latest addition to the Growing Hearts series celebrates imagination as a means to try on different identities and work through difficult emotions, all while having fun. The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.

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In My Heart ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695

Jo Witek and Christine Roussey are the author/illustrator team of Hello in There!, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, and All My Treasures. They live in France.

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Autumn

AGES 3 TO 5 POP-UP BOOK

A POP-UP BOOK ■ ■ BY DAV I D A . C A R T E R

S E LLING POINTS

From bestselling author David A. Carter comes the third book in his pop-up series about the seasons

■■ Perennial favorite: Books about the seasons are favorites for young children and parents ■■ Bestselling author: David A. Carter is known for his pop-up and board books, which have sold millions of copies all over the world ■■ High-concept novelty: This artistically driven, high-concept book about the seasons is a wonderful addition to the Appleseed list ■■ Great for fall promotions: A wonderful and affordable book for seasonal bookstore promotions, including Halloween and Thanksgiving

S PECIFICATIONS Color pop-up illustrations throughout 12 pages, 7 × 7" Hardcover with novelty RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-2535-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2535-7 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 725357

CARTON QTY: 16

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Attention: Risque d’étouffement—petits pieces. Pas pour les enfants de moins de 3 ans.

Just in time for autumn, David A. Carter delivers the third book in his pop-up book series about the seasons. Each spread has a brief verse and depicts flora and fauna commonly found during the fall. Pictures of turkeys, wheat, pumpkins, sage, and more are labeled with simple text, making the book easy for young readers to understand and enjoy. David A. Carter is an American author and illustrator. He is best known for his pop-up books for both children and adults. David Carter’s Bugs series has sold more than six million copies. He lives in Auburn, California. Visit Carter at cartermultimedia.us.com.

Winter ISBN 978-1-4197-1823-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1823-6 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 718236

Spring ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495

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AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Hot category: Construction is an evergreen concept for very young readers

Charlie Builds B R I D G E S , S K YS C R A P E R S , D O G H O U S E S , A N D M O R E ! ■ ■ BY B O B B I A N C H I N I

This companion board book to Charlie Rides depicts construction with a tender twist

■■ Celebrates fatherhood: There aren’t many popular board books that feature a father-child connection, so Charlie Builds fills a gap on bookshelves and is perfect for Father’s Day promotions ■■ Commercial appeal: The low price point, family-centric content, and bestselling category will help this title succeed across channels

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 20 pages, 7.5 × 7.5" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2540-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2540-1 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895 9 781419 725401

CARTON QTY: 26 ISBN 978-1-68335-103-0

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Charlie Rides ISBN 978-1-4197-2292-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2292-9 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895 9 781419 722929

Whose Tools? ISBN 978-1-4197-1431-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1431-3 US $9.95  CAN $11.95 50995

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Whose Truck? ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6 US $9.95  CAN $11.95 50995

Charlie and his dad build everything together. They build sandcastles at the beach, they build blocks in Dad’s office, and they even build a doghouse for Rocky and a tree house high above the backyard. But Charlie’s favorite thing to build is a pillow fort where he and Dad can cuddle together. This board book combines the perennial concept of construction with a tender tale about the importance of quality time shared between father and son. Bob Bianchini is a New Jersey native, New York dad, and Rhode Island School of Design graduate. A successful logo, lettering, print, and web designer, he is the author of Charlie Rides. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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A CELEBRATION OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY A M Y S C H WA R T Z

From beloved author Amy Schwartz come two endearing books about love, friendship, and everyday things that make us happy 100 Things I Love to Do with You Amy Schwartz, author of 100 Things That Make Me Happy, returns with 100 Things I Love to Do with You. From making faces and running races to snapping beans and wearing jeans, here is a warm picture of a collection of things to do with the one you love.

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beloved author and illustrator: Amy Schwartz has been creating award-winning children’s books for decades ■■ Encourages gratitude: Schwartz invites readers to rejoice in the delights of everyday life with tender relevancy—from braids and parades to fireflies and french fries ■■ Seasonal opportunity: With its themes of friendship and love, 100 Things I Love to Do with You is a clever offering for Valentine’s Day

S PECIFICATIONS 100 Things I Love to Do with You Color throughout 40 pages, 8½ × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: DECEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2288-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2288-2 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695

Things That Make Me Happy

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CARTON QTY: 20

In the grand tradition of “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,” comes an uplifting tribute to everyday things worth

ISBN 978-1-68335-091-0 Things That Make Me Happy

celebrating. Amy Schwartz weaves a master-

Color illustrations throughout

ful balance between art and text, with each of

24 pages, 7 × 7"

the items offering its own narrative and small

Board book

details for the careful observers.

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2367-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2367-4 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 723674

CARTON QTY: 26

Now in board book!

A L SO AVAI L AB LE (Hardcover edition)

Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated a number of award-winning titles, among them Bea & Mr. Jones, a New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year; Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner, a School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and A Teeny Tiny Baby, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

100 Things That Make Me Happy ISBN 978-1-4197-0518-2 ISBN$16.95  978-1-4197-0518-2 US CAN $19.95 51695 9 781419 705182

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THE BESTSELLING SERIES ALSO AVAIL AB LE

Entire series eligible for backlist off er! Ask your rep for details.

Alphablock ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 709364

Countablock ISBN 978-1-4197-1374-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1374-3 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 713743

Dinoblock ISBN 978-1-4197-1674-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1674-4 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 716744

Cityblock ISBN 978-1-4197-2189-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2189-2 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695 9 781419 721892

A Box of Blocks ISBN 978-1-4197-2818-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2818-1 US $50.00  CAN $62.50 55000 9 781419 728181

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CONTINUES TO BUILD! Buildablock ■ ■ BY C H R I S TO P H E R F R A N C E S C H E L L I   ■  A R T BY P E S K I M O

It’s time to build, build, build in this construction-themed follow-up to the bestselling Alphablock

AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Strong subject matter: Construction is a hot topic for this age group ■■ Highly anticipated follow-up: Critical acclaim of Alphablock (which has sold nearly 250,000 copies), Countablock, Dinoblock, and Cityblock continues to exceed all expectations ■■ Distinct content:Buildablock explores construction sites and machines in a truly exciting and unique way ■■ High perceived value: 94 sturdy board pages in a small trim create an inviting, chunky package that is perfect for little hands ■■ Original art style: Renowned British illustration team Peskimo brings an edge and originality to a popular category

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations with die-cuts 94 pages, 5¼ × 6¼" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2569-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2569-2 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 725692

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In this companion to Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, and Cityblock, readers are introduced to more than 24 construction machines. As in the previous books, Buildablock features die-cut shapes

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on every other spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Alphablock was chosen one of Parents magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Books of 2013 and one of ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books of 2014. Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born-and-raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Peskimo is a husband-andwife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, England.

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Building Machines ISBN 978-1-4197-2109-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2109-0 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 721090

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AGES 3 TO 5 BOARD BOOK

Barnyard Boogie! ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY T I M M c C A N N A   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY A L L I S O N B L AC K

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A wonderful read-aloud that will get children dancing

■■ Great read-aloud: McCanna’s musical background lends itself to a text full of rhymes, rhythm, and call-and-response that children will love ■■ Rich language: Different sounds

Now in board book!

and rhyming pairs help prepare children to read as they begin to understand that letters combine to make words ■■ Connected author: McCanna, a SCBWI San Francisco/South Assistant Regional Advisor, is very active on social media ■■ Exuberant illustrations: Black’s bold, colorful, humorous illustrations are sure to charm children and adults alike

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 24 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2710-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2710-8 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 727108

CARTON QTY: 30 ISBN 978-1-68335-074-3 The Barnyard Band is performing today. All the musicians are coming to play! Each animal musician knows what to do, but Cow can only moo! This charming book is a delightful read-aloud featuring funny musical sounds and a refrain children will love repeating. Tim McCanna’s playful text will have children laughing, and Allison

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Black’s energetic illustrations will make children want to get up and move. Barnyard Boogie! is full

(Hardcover edition)

of rhyming—and nonsense—sounds that will enrich and delight. Tim McCanna creates songs and apps for children and is the author of a number of picture books, including Teeny Tiny Trucks and Bitty Bott. When he’s not writing songs and stories of his own, McCanna serves as an Assistant Regional Advisor for the San Francisco/South chapter of SCBWI,

Barnyard Boogie! ISBN 978-1-4197-2346-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2346-9 US $12.95  CAN $15.95 51295 9 781419 723469

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the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in cute and colorful creations. Over the years, she has developed products ranging from baby bedding and toddler clothes to Christmas ornaments and Easter baskets.

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I Am Yoga

AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

■ ■ W R I T T E N BY S U S A N V E R D E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E T E R H . R E Y N O L D S

An enlightening board-book version of the bestselling I Am Yoga by esteemed illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and Yoga instructor Susan Verde

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popular topic: An estimated 1 in 10 children practices Yoga in the United States ■■ Inspiring message: Through playful poses, the book celebrates self-expression and the power of imagination ■■ Gift potential: This is the perfect gift for Yogis of all ages

Now in board book!

■■ Cross-promotional opportunities: Publishing in conjunction with the hardcover I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 24 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2697-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2697-2 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895 9 781419 726972

CARTON QTY: 30 ISBN 978-1-68312-849-7

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An eagle soaring among the clouds, a star twinkling in the night sky, a camel in the desert, or a boat sailing across the sea . . . Yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds teams up with author and certified Yoga instructor Susan Verde in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of Yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, and I Am Peace. She is a licensed Yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York. Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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You and Me ISBN 978-1-4197-1197-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1197-8 US $14.95  CAN $16.95 51495 9 781419 711978

The Museum ISBN 978-1-4197-0594-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0594-6 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695

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I Am Peace ISBN 978-1-4197-2701-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2701-6 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495

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AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOKS

Who Loves Me? ■ ■ BY DAV I D M c P H A I L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author/illustrator: David McPhail is a New York Times bestselling author whose talent for creating all things cuddly shines through in this board book

A mother tells her son how much she loves him in this cuddly board book

■■ Love theme: This tender story of parental love is perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day promotions

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 20 pages, 6 × 8" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: DECEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2577-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2577-7 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895 9 781419 725777

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As Walter and Mama gather blueberries for a pie, little Walter asks, over and over, “Who loves me?” Mama tells Walter how much Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa love him. She tells him about how much his aunts and friends and pets love him, too. But, when the pie is ready, Walter knows the list cannot be complete. Who else loves him? Mama, of course! She loves him more than anything. David McPhail is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including Waddles, When Sheep Sleep, Ben Loves Bear, and Bella Loves Bunny. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

ISBN 978-1-68335-176-4

S E LLING POINTS ■■ DIY theme: Lovey Bunny uses arts and crafts to solve problems creatively ■■ Family message: Highlights the loving relationship between

Lovey Bunny ■ ■ BY K R I S T I N E A . LO M B A R D I

A sweet bunny uses her love of fashion and DIY crafting to save the day

mother and daughter ■■ Promotional opportunities: Perfect for Valentine’s Day and

Now in board book!

Easter promotions

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 24 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2553-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2553-1 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 725531

Lovey Bunny loves just about everything—especially watching Mama Rabbit make things, and playing dress up. But when she borrows Mama Rabbit’s new dress without asking and ruins it, Lovey Bunny learns that not everything goes as planned. Will she find a creative way to show she’s sorry?

CARTON QTY: 40 Kristine A. Lombardi worked in advertising for many years but is now a freelance

ISBN 978-1-61312-747-6

illustrator and graphic designer. She is the author and illustrator of The Grumpy Pets and lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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All Aboard! LET’S RIDE A TRAIN ■ ■ BY N I C H O L E M A R A  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY A N D R E W KO L B

This accordion-style book with flaps to lift on every page makes for one fun train ride

AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popular subject matter: Trains, and anything transportationrelated, are popular subject matter for the 0–3 age set ■■ Developmental: With its accordion style and gatefold panels that children have to lift as they move through the book, the format of this book reinforces eye-hand coordination. Further, the seek-and-find and counting elements encourage early math and object-identification skills ■■ Layered: More than just a train book, this is also a seek-and-find, counting, and shape- and coloridentification book ■■ Appealing illustrations: Andrew Kolb’s bright, charming illustrations are sure to appeal to children

S PECIFICATIONS Over 4 feet long Color illustrations throughout 10 pages, 11 × 6" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER Folding out car by car, this accordion-style book takes readers on a tour of what’s inside a train. Each car has something to find—things that make loud noises, things in different shapes—and along

ISBN 978-1-4197-2567-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2567-8 US $9.95  CAN $11.95 50995

the way, a little child searches for his missing hat. The back of the book is a running landscape dotted with objects for children to find and count. All Aboard! Let’s Ride a Train is a fun, interactive ride from

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beginning to end.

ISBN 978-1-68335-095-8 Andrew Kolb first garnered attention with his illustrated version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Since then, he has created illustrations for clients including chickaDEE magazine, the Toronto Zoo, and Pixar. In 2015, he published his first picture book, Edmund Unravels.

All Aboard! 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-2802-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2802-0 US $59.70  CAN $71.70 55970 9 781419 728020

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With the turn of a page, these

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little faces change as if by magic AGES UP TO 3

Changing Faces

BOARD BOOK

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Novelty element: Using a

Changing Faces: Wake Up, Santa

Venetian blind–like element, each image transforms with the It’s time for Santa and all his friends

,

to wake up—it’s Christmas!

turn of a page ■■ Holiday theme: Wake Up, Santa features Santa, reindeer, elves and a teddy bear, all helping Santa get ready for the big day

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 18 pages, 5.9 × 5.9" Casebound board book RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH PUB MONTH: AUGUST US $7.95  CAN $9.95 Changing Faces: Wake Up, Santa ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2883-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2883-9 50795

Changing Faces: Meet Happy Bear Happy Bear isn’t so happy at the

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moment—and the reader has to help cheer him up! Readers will have to do something silly, sing a song, and do something kind to lift Happy Bear’s mood. But when Happy Bear starts to cry, it’s clear that

Changing Faces: Meet Happy Bear ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2474-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2474-9 50795 9 781419 724749

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there’s only one thing that can make him truly happy: his mother.

Carles Ballesteros is a Spanish-born illustrator living and working in Santiago, Chile. He is a member of the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia (APIC). Ballesteros uses a mixture of

Changing Faces: Wake Up, Santa/Meet Happy Bear 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-2801-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2801-3 US $47.70  CAN $59.70 54770 9 781419 728013

traditional drawing skills and digital techniques to create his work. He is also the illustrator of Building Machines.

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Starring Carmen!

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK / JUVENILE

■ ■ BY A N I K A D E N I S E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY LO R E N A A LVA R E Z G Ó M E Z

A character-driven picture book about a little girl with a BIG personality and the little brother who adores her

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Authentic: Carmen is a little Latina girl who speaks a convincing mix of English and Spanish ■■ Relatable character: Every family has a Carmen—an extrovert who wants all eyes on her. Carmen is big, bold, and a lot of fun ■■ Beautiful illustrations: Alvarez’s illustrations are as dramatic and colorful as Carmen is. She had her first solo show at Nucleus Gallery in Los Angeles in June 2016 ■■ First in a series: Starring Carmen is the first of a two-book series, with book two slated for Spring 2018

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations 32 pages, 8½ × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2321-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2321-6 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 723216

CARTON QTY: 20 ISBN 978-1-68335-057-6

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In the vein of Eloise, Olivia, and Fancy Nancy, Carmen is a little girl who LOVES the spotlight and

By Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

applause, and only grudgingly shares them with her little brother, Eduardo. But when Eduardo shows his big sister how much he admires her in a way even Carmen can’t ignore, will Carmen realize that the stage is big enough for two? Carmen is Latina, and speaks a mix of English and Spanish. The Spanish phrases are inspired by the terms of endearment the author’s grandfather used when she was a little girl. Anika Denise is the celebrated author of four picture books, including Monster Trucks, Baking Day at Grandma’s and Bella and Stella Come Home. A former one-girl sencación, these days, she enjoys sharing the spotlight with her husband, Christopher, and three daughters. Anika and her family live in Rhode Island. You can visit her online at anikadenise.com. Lorena Alvarez Gómez is a freelance illustrator from Bogotá, Colombia. She has created illustrations for children’s books, independent publications, and magazines. Her work reflects her interest in color language and diverse techniques and concepts.

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The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza ISBN 978-0-8109-8412-7 ISBN 978-0-8109-8412-7 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 780810 984127

The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff ISBN 978-0-8109-9765-3 ISBN 978-0-8109-9765-3 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795

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The debut picture book from TODAY’s Savannah

Princesses Wear Pants 12-copy floor display ISBN 978-1-4197-2797-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2797-9 US $215.40  CAN $263.40 21540 9 781419 727979

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Guthrie and educator Allison Oppenheim AGES 3 TO 7

Princesses Wear Pants

PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY S AVA N N A H G U T H R I E A N D A L L I S O N O P P E N H E I M 

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■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY E VA BY R N E

■■ Phenomenal promotional platform: Savannah Guthrie is the beloved cohost of TODAY on NBC, which boasts 4.7 million viewers per week ■■ Passion for fashion: Princesses Wear Pants will do for pants what Birdie’s Big-Girl Shoes did for shoes ■■ Feminist message: Princesses Wear Pants packs a real punch when it comes to defying gender expectations in the name of individuality and showing girls it’s not how they look but what they do that matters

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2603-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2603-3 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 726033

CARTON QTY: 22 ISBN 978-1-68335-148-1

Princess Penelope Pineapple lives in the Pineapple Kingdom with a closet full of beautiful dresses and tiaras. But being a princess is much, much more than being beautiful. What Princess Penelope wears each day depends on which job she has to do. Will she command the royal air force sporting her sequined flight suit? Will she find her Zen in her yoga pants and favorite tee? Or will she work in the kingdom’s vegetable garden with pocketed overalls for all of her tools? Princess Penelope’s

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collection of pants is a symbol of both function and fashion! From beloved TODAY coanchor Savannah Guthrie and parent educator Allison Oppenheim comes a delightful celebration of girl power and self-expression. Princesses Wear Pants debuts a timeless new character who knows how to get the job done while staying true to herself and will appeal to princess-loving young readers everywhere! Savannah Guthrie is the cohost of TODAY on NBC as well as an attorney and legal analyst. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Allison Oppenheim is trained in clinical psychology and is the mother of three. She lives in New York City.

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The Jellybeans Love to Dance By Laura Numeroff Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger ISBN 978-1-4197-0622-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0622-6 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795 9 781419 706226

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AGES 5 TO 8 POP-UP BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Huge retail holiday: An average consumer spends nearly $150.00 on Valentine’s Day

I Love You A POP-UP BOOK ■ ■ BY DAV I D A . C A R T E R

From bestselling pop-up creator and engineer David A. Carter comes an endearing tribute to love

■■ Holiday pleaser: A wonderful gift book for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or any time of year ■■ Bestselling author: David A. Carter is known for his pop-up and board books, which have sold millions of copies all over the world

S PECIFICATIONS Color pop-up illustrations throughout 14 pages, 7 × 7” Hardcover with novelty RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: DECEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2734-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2734-4 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51595 9 781419 727344

CARTON QTY: 20

Attention: Risque d’étouffement—petits pieces. Pas pour les enfants de moins de 3 ans.

David A. Carter has created an extremely imaginative pop-up dedicated to love. The book has

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seven spreads, each with a verse and a pop-up of different geometrical and abstract forms. Scattered among the pop-ups are hearts, some tiny and some large. There are hearts dangling from strings, hearts hidden in a forest, and hearts captured by the colors of the rainbow. Readers will be amazed by the final pop-up—an explosion of red foil hearts! The cover, too, sports red foil. This tribute to love is sure to please sweethearts, young and old, throughout the years.

You Call That Art?! ISBN 978-1-4197-1307-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1307-1 US $24.95  CAN $27.95 52495

David A. Carter is an American author and illustrator. He is best known for his pop-up books for children and adults. David Carter’s Bugs series has sold more than six million copies. He lives in Auburn, California. Visit Carter at cartermultimedia.us.com.

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I Am Peace

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

A BOOK OF MINDFULNESS ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY S U S A N V E R D E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E T E R H . R E Y N O L D S

A companion picture book to the bestselling I Am Yoga

New I Am Yoga board book— see page 13!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Picture-book dream team: Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds have a great track record after the successes of The Museum, You and Me, and I Am Yoga ■■ Inspiring message: Much like I Am Yoga, this book teaches selfempowerment while focusing on the power of imagination and self-expression ■■ Stress relief: I Am Peace expresses how mindfulness can relieve stress and anxiety at any age

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8 × 8” Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2701-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2701-6 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 727016

CARTON QTY: 44 ISBN 978-1-68335-128-3

When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored. Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and

I Am Peace/I Am Yoga 12-copy mixed counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-2798-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2798-6 US $179.40 CAN $215.40 17940 9 781419 727986

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My Kicks. She is a licensed Yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York. Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other bestselling and award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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I Am Yoga ISBN 978-1-4197-1664-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1664-5 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 716645

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AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Strong track record: Heder’s books have sold more than 34,000 copies ■■ Critical acclaim: Heder’s honors

Alfie T H E T U R T L E T H AT D I S A P P E A R E D ■ ■ BY T H Y R A H E D E R

A picture book about a girl and her pet turtle—told from both points of view—by the author-illustrator of The Bear Report

include starred reviews, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, and an ALA Notable Book ■■ Teaches empathy: Alfie uses two points of view to show readers that everyone sees the world differently ■■ Heartfelt hilarity: Readers will laugh at how Alfie interprets— and often misunderstands—the world around him

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 48 pages, 9 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2529-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2529-6 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 725296

CARTON QTY: 24 ISBN 978-1-68335-094-1

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when Alfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. He didn’t leave Nia—he’s actually searching for the perfect birthday present for his dear friend. Can he

Fraidyzoo ISBN 978-1-4197-0776-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0776-6 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 707766

The Bear Report ISBN 978-1-4197-0783-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0783-4 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795

find a gift and make it back in time for the big birthday party? From the author-illustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny ode to friendship—even when the friends see the relationship, and the world, very differently. Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report. She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist whose clients include Kenneth Cole, Vogue, and Coca-Cola. Heder graduated from Brown University with a degree in art semiotics. She lives in Brooklyn.

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The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes ■ ■ BY Y I N G C H A N G C O M P E S T I N E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY DAV I D R O B E R T S

David Roberts, bestselling illustrator of Ada Twist, Scientist, unites with award-winning author Ying Chang Compestine for a clever retelling of the classic fairy tale

AGES 6 TO 9 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New take on a classic: Retellings of well-known stories are popular with young readers, and Ying Chang Compestine provides a fresh take in this retelling of a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale ■■ Cultural perspective: The author, who grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, provides a unique perspective in this retelling, which she explains for young readers in an author’s note at the end (she was forbidden to read Western books!) ■■ DIY component: The book features a how-to guide to make your own special robe to celebrate the Chinese New Year (February 16, 2018)

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 40 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2542-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2542-5 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 725425

CARTON QTY: 22 ISBN 978-1-68335-104-7

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Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make “magical” new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes’ true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks.

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier ISBN 978-1-4197-0540-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0540-3 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695

The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can’t help but fall for his cunning trick. 9 781419 705403

Ying Chang Compestine grew up in Communist China and now lives in Lafayette, California. She is a popular author of children’s books, cookbooks, and novels. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including bestsellers Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect.

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Ada Twist, Scientist By Andrea Beaty Illustrated by David Roberts ISBN 978-1-4197-2137-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2137-3 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795

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AGES 3 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

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The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza ■ ■ BY J E N N I E PA L M E R

■■ Halloween hook: Starring two lovable witches, this title is perfect for Halloween promotions yet features a friendship that can

A deliciously hilarious picture book packed with Halloween charm

sell all year round ■■ Pizza-making guide: The endpapers will include a pizza recipe, offering readers more hands-on fun at home ■■ Series potential: Opportunities abound for future hilarious kitchen mishaps

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 40 pages, 10½ × 8½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-2642-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2642-2 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 726422

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Anita and Winnifred Wompananny are kitchen witches who spend their days whipping up all kinds of delicious treats. Rarely do the Wompananny Witches venture outside, for they have a crippling fear of the wild children in their neighborhood. One day, a run-in with a few particularly rambunctious kids sends the witches into a panic, so they blow off some steam by cooking up their very favorite meal: a good old-fashioned pizza pie. But they’ve unintentionally baked their anxious, fearful, freaked-out feelings right into the crust and created one mean pizza! The pie escapes the kitchen, wreaking havoc across town, until one group of hungry children devises a plan to show the pizza what they’re made of. A deliciously saucy tale of friendship and courage, The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza is a wacky Halloween story that packs laughs all year long. Jennie Palmer worked as a production designer for much of her professional life, most notably as a senior designer and sculptor for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in illustration. Jennie lives in Burbank, California, with her husband and three kids.

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Peanut Butter & Aliens A ZO M B I E C U L I N A RY TA L E ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY J O E M c G E E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY C H A R L E S S A N TO S O

The out-of-this-world sequel to Peanut Butter & Brains that will satisfy readers who are hungry for more

AGES 3 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Sequel to a success: Readers were ravenous for Peanut Butter & Brains, which was praised by the New York Times for uniting “the seemingly unrelated contemporary obsessions of zombies and food” ■■ Hot illustrator: Charles Santoso and his bold commercial style are on the rise ■■ Kid-friendly monsters: With the addition of aliens, there are even more adorable, not-so-scary monsters to love ■■ Halloween promotions: Peanut Butter & Aliens is the perfect treat for Halloween or any day of the year

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 10½ × 8½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-2530-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2530-2 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 725302

CARTON QTY: 22 ISBN 978-1-68335-146-7

All is peaceful between the zombies and the humans of Quirkville . . . until an unexpected alien invasion causes widespread panic and chaos! As the aliens run rampant, demanding something mysterious in their alien language and coating the town in cosmic grape jelly when they’re not understood, the mayor declares a state of emergency. Once again, Reginald the zombie comes to the rescue, bravely suggesting that the seemingly evil aliens try pairing their jelly with some of his favorite peanut butter. Despite their differences, the residents of Quirkville, the zombies, and the aliens work together to create the greatest sandwich in the universe! Full of lots of humor and heart, this

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entertaining sequel to Peanut Butter & Brains will satisfy readers who are craving more. Joe McGee holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His fiction and poetry have been published in both print and online journals, and he is the author of Peanut Butter & Brains. McGee lives in Pennsylvania. Charles Santoso is a concept artist and illustrator currently living in Sydney, Australia. His work has been exhibited in Australia, North America, and France.

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Peanut Butter & Brains ISBN 978-1-4197-1247-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1247-0 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 712470

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AGES 3 TO 6 PICTURE BOOK

My Lazy Cat ■ ■ BY C H R I S T I N E R O U S S E Y

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Roussey’s books have sold more than 450,000 copies to date

An overscheduled girl learns the value of slowing down in this picture book by the illustrator of the bestselling In My Heart

■■ Cat appeal: According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 30 percent of US households own cats ■■ Zen message: Boomer’s gentle reminder to enjoy life’s simple pleasures will resonate with today’s overscheduled kids ■■ Appealing art: Roussey’s whimsical, colorful illustrations make for a beautiful, stylish package

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2602-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2602-6 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 726026

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Meet Boomer, a roly-poly cat. He’s always in a happy mood, and he’s the best friend of one little girl. But boy is Boomer lazy! From morning to night, Boomer can be found lounging around the

In My Heart ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695 9 781419 713101

Hello in There! ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695

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All My Treasures ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695

house, snoring and snoozing. The little girl, on the other hand, is much too busy for a nap. She’s got judo, swimming, yoga, painting, rugby, and biking to do! She does not have a minute to herself, and she can’t be late! But one particularly jam-packed morning, Boomer accidentally keeps the girl from getting out the door. Instead of panicking, she decides to take the day at Boomer’s pace for once. They spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the garden, and the girl is reminded how nice it is to slow down and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There!, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, and All My Treasures. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She has published several children’s books in Europe. She lives in Paris.

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I Am a Cat

AGES 3 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY G A L I A B E R N S T E I N

A debut picture book that boldly celebrates the characteristics of being a cat

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Kids love cats: Cats big and small are endlessly fascinating to children, and cat people of all ages will fall for this delightful celebration of their favorite furry friends ■■ Gentle message: A small cat convinces his big relatives that they are more alike than they realize—a strong message about not making judgments about others ■■ Curricula crossover: This picture book is the perfect companion for science classes learning about the structure of the animal kingdom

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2643-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2643-9 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 726439

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A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being “cat” enough. According

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to them, he just doesn’t measure up. He doesn’t have Lion’s mane or Cheetah’s spots. He doesn’t sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He’s small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he’s just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we’re all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough. Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and illustrator for the Israeli Army’s magazine. She later studied illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School and now works as a full-time freelance illustrator. She lives in New York City.

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How to Be a Cat By Nikki McClure ISBN 978-1-4197-0528-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0528-1 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 705281

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ABRAMS IS PROUD TO CELEBRATE AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fresh cover and trim: A slightly smaller trim and all-new cover art give the classic a refreshed look

365 Penguins ■ ■ 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

The bestselling, award-winning penguins are back in a reissue of the modern classic!

■■ Back in print: After a couple of years in limbo, this favorite is back, just in time for the holidays ■■ Builds math skills: Without even knowing it, kids will learn about counting and addition as they keep track of the many penguins ■■ Critical and commercial smash: The original was a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller, and also won the prestigious Boston Globe–Horn Book honor award

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 48 pages, 10¾ x 13” Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2917-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2917-1 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 729171

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The penguins are back, in a new format and with a fresh new cover! The family in 365 Penguins finds a penguin mysteriously delivered to their door every day for a year. At first they’re cute, but with every passing day, the penguins pile up—along with the family’s problems. Feeding, cleaning, and housing the penguins becomes a monumental task. They’re noisy and smelly, and they always hog the bathroom! And who on earth is sending these kwak-ing critters? Bright, striking illustrations with lots of opportunity for counting (and lots of laughs), 365 Penguins has become a perennial wintertime favorite since it first came out in 2006. In addition to writing for film, television, and newspapers, Jean-Luc Fromental is the author of about thirty books, including novels, travelogues, children’s books, and comics. Joëlle Jolivet is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. Publishers Weekly has called her books “vibrant . . . dazzling,” and School Library Journal said they “are aesthetically impressive as they are informative.”

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TWO BACKLIST BESTSELLERS ALL AGES PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ A true children’s classic: A breakout bestseller from the

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moment it hit shelves back in

■ ■ BY G R A E M E B A S E

1987, Animalia continues to be a must-have alphabet book ■■ Beloved author: Booksellers, librarians, the media, and fans alike love Graeme Base’s innovative work ■■ National anniversary celebrations: Animalia will be covered nationally in the media throughout 2017

A bestselling children’s classic!

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8½ x 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: AVAILABLE NOW ISBN 978-0-8109-1868-9 ISBN-13: 978-0-8109-1868-9 US $21.95  CAN $26.95 52195 9 780810 918689

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More than three million copies of Animalia have been sold around the world, making Graeme Base’s amazing alliterative alphabet book one of the most beloved titles of the past quarter century. To celebrate 30 years, Abrams is proud to publish a special anniversary edition. Animalia’s incredible imaginary world intrigues all readers. Each page includes hidden objects and ideas: start with “A is for An Armoured Armadillo Avoiding an Angry Alligator” and you’ll find aprons, ants, aces, Atom-brand anchovies, and much more. The rest of the alphabet is just as much fun! Graeme Base received international acclaim for his smash hit Animalia, which has sold more than three million copies. Among his many other beloved and bestselling books are The Jewel Fish of Karnak, Enigma, The Eleventh Hour, The Water Hole, The Legend of the Golden Snail, and many more. He lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Last King of Angkor Wat ISBN 978-1-4197-1354-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1354-5 US $17.95  CAN $19.95 51795 9 781419 713545

Little Elephants ISBN 978-1-4197-0463-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0463-5 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51695

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AGES 3 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

Still Stuck ■ ■ BY S H I N S U K E YO S H I TA K E

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Lots of laughs: The illustrations of a young boy going through his

A hilarious picture book about what happens when a little boy gets stuck in his clothes

day trapped in his clothes take the familiar and make it laughout-loud funny ■■ Evergreen concept: Gettingready-for-bed and getting-readyfor-bath books are perennial favorites ■■ Empowering message: The protagonist’s resolve demonstrates a young child’s determination to figure something out for himself and problem solve—even if it takes a few flops

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8⅝ × 6⅞" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2699-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2699-6 US $12.95  CAN $15.95 51295 9 781419 726996

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Getting dressed and undressed can be difficult, especially for little ones. While getting ready for a bath one evening, a little boy gets stuck in his clothes. He panics and starts to fear what life would be like if he never got unstuck. How will he play outside? How will he stop the cat from tickling his tummy? It’s good thing that Mom is around to help. But when it’s time to put on his pajamas, the boy finds himself with a whole new problem . . . This fresh, laugh-out-loud funny picture book shows a young boy’s feelings of frustration—and his determination to do things himself. With this whimsical and highly original tale, young readers can imagine what life would be like if they got stuck in their clothes but still kept on going . . . Shinsuke Yoshitake is an award-winning author and illustrator who creates inventively humorous and lively illustrations. Though based in Japan, his picture books have been translated and published in nine languages around the world.

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Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY J E N N I F E R G E O R G E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY E D S T E C K L E Y

Follow young Rube Goldberg as he uses his inventions to help him get through the day—from the time he wakes up in the morning to the time he goes to bed at night

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popularity: Rube Goldberg, the Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist, is an adjective in the dictionary, was on a US postage stamp, and is one of the most well-known and influential illustrators of all time ■■ Publishing program: The Art of Rube Goldberg sold out upon publication and generated a ton of press, including features in the New York Times and CBS Sunday Morning ■■ Stellar track record: Picture books with a science focus, such as Ada Twist, Scientist, have become very successful ■■ STEM/STEAM curricula: Rube Goldberg’s machines and original cartoons are a perfect supplement to the STEM/STEAM curricula ■■ Double gatefold: The final Rube Goldberg machine reveals his ultimate invention—a Simple Way to Go to Bed

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout with 1 double gatefold 40 pages, 11 × 8½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-2558-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2558-6 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 725586

If Rube’s inventions are any indication, “normal” means something very different in the Goldberg

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household. For Rube, up is down, in is out, and the simplest path to accomplishing an everyday task—like brushing his teeth or getting dressed—is a humorously complicated one. Follow Rube as he

ISBN 978-1-68335-151-1

sets out on a typical school day, overcomplicating each and every step from the time he wakes up in the morning until the time he goes to bed at night. This book features fourteen inventions, each depicting an interactive sequence whose purpose

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is to help Rube accomplish mundane daily tasks: a simple way to get ready for school, to make breakfast, to do his homework, and so much more. Jennifer George is the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg. She is the author of The Art of Rube Goldberg and a jewelry and clothing designer. George lives in New York City. Ed Steckley is an award-winning illustrator whose clients include MAD magazine and innumerable advertising agencies worldwide. He lives in Queens, New York.

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The Art of Rube Goldberg ISBN 978-1-4197-0852-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0852-7 US $60.00  CAN $69.00 56000 9 781419 708527

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ALL AGES PICTURE BOOK

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me 2 5 T H A N N I V E R S A RY E D I T I O N

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ P O E M BY M AYA A N G E LO U 

■■ Fresh, new package: Originally

■  PA I N T I N G S BY J E A N - M I C H E L B A S Q U I AT 

published in 1993, this picture book will have a second life in a fresh, giftable package, featuring a smaller trim, cloth spine, and uncoated paper

■  E D I T E D BY S A R A JA N E B OY E R S

Maya Angelou’s poetry pairs with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings to create this gorgeous celebration of fearlessness

■■ Hopeful message: Maya Angelou’s uplifting poem is a timeless mantra that will empower readers of all ages ■■ Curriculum crossover: The title offers a jumping-off point for classroom conversations about contemporary art and literature ■■ Promotional opportunities: This beautiful book will be suited to a multitude of seasonal promotions: Black History Month, Poetry Month, Graduation, and more throughout the year

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 40 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2748-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2748-1 US $19.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781419 727481

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Maya Angelou’s brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves. Angelou’s strong verse is matched by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the powerful emotions and fanciful imaginings of youth. Together, Angelou’s words and Basquiat’s paintings create a place where every child—indeed every person—may experience his or her own fearlessness. The beloved poet Maya Angelou was, among other things, a novelist, playwright, actress, dancer, and

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-2799-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2799-3 US $119.70  CAN $143.70 11970 9 781419 727993

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civil rights activist. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Haitian and Puerto Rican parents. His first artistic expressions were created and enjoyed as urban street art. His art is exhibited in over a dozen museums around the world, including the MoMA, the Met, and the Whitney. Editor Sara Jane Boyers shares her professional life between the entertainment industry and the art community. She is a television producer, collector of twentieth-century art, and mother of two.

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The Christmas Story D E LU X E E D I T I O N ■ ■ BY T H E M E T R O P O L I TA N M U S E U M O F A R T

A luxurious clothbound edition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s bestselling The Christmas Story

AGES 3 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Seasonal crossover gift: A perfect book to give anyone, of any age, for the holidays ■■ Museum association: This stunning rendition uses the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in a beautiful way ■■ Deluxe edition: This edition is clothbound in red with gold foil type, and the interior is printed with a luxurious fifth color

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout, printed with fifth color gold 32 pages, 8⅞ × 101/4" Hardcover cloth case RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2307-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2307-0 US $19.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781419 723070

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The majestic story of Christmas, from the Annunciation to the Epiphany, has long inspired great artists. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection is particularly rich in medieval and Renaissance paintings that depict this timeless story. Gathered here are paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Hans Memling, and Gerard David, among others, sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Bible. The perfect book for the entire family, The Christmas Story is a treasure to be enjoyed year after year. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s most encyclopedic art museum. Founded in 1870, the Museum embraces more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present, in all artistic media and at the highest levels of creative excellence.

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

Two silly, delightful twists on classic nursery rhymes

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Armstrong-Ellis has illustrated the Twelve Days series, which has more than 40,000 copies in print

Now in paperback!

Ten Creepy Monsters ■ ■ BY C A R E Y F. A R M S T R O N G - E L L I S

Ten creepy monsters met ’neath a gnarled pine.

■■ Both are great for promotions: Halloween and Back to School

One blew away, And then there were nine.

■■ Favorite Rhyme: Both are fun to read aloud and contain a silly, delightful twist on the classic rhyme

And so the countdown begins . . . A mummy, a witch, a ghost, a werewolf, a vampire, and others all gather, but one by one their crowd diminishes. At last

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there is only one creepy monster left. But what kind

32 pages, 8 × 8"

of monster is it? Squeals of laughter are sure to accompany the

Paperback

reading of this book from bestselling illustrator Carey

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Armstrong-Ellis, as ten creepy monsters set out for fun.

Ten Creepy Monsters ISBN 978-1-4197-2741-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2741-2 US $4.95  CAN $5.95 51595

Carey Armstrong-Ellis has written and illustrated numerous children’s books. She is the illustrator of the bestselling

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books in the Twelve Days series. She

PUB MONTH: AUGUST

lives with her family in Cape Neddick, Maine.

ISBN 978-1-61312-492-5 Twelve Days of Kindergarten ISBN 978-4197-2742-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2742-9 US $4.95  CAN $5.95 50495 9 781419 727429

The Twelve Days of Kindergarten ■ ■ BY D E B O R A H L E E R O S E ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY C A R E Y F. A R M S T R O N G - E L L I S

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On the first day of kindergarten, my teacher gave to me . . .

ISBN 978-1-68335-172-6

AGES 1 TO 6 PICTURE BOOK

the whole alphabet from A to Z! Drawing on the rhythm and rich repetition of the familiar carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” The Twelve Days of Kindergarten is a welcoming

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introduction to school. Upbeat text celebrates the new adventure of school, and hilariously detailed illustrations showcase kindergarteners that every child, teacher, and parent will recognize with glee. Readers of all ages will want to enroll!

The Twelve Days of Winter ISBN 978-0-8109-5472-4 ISBN 978-0810954724 US $15.95  CAN $17.95 51595 9 780810 954724

The Twelve Days of Springtime ISBN 978-0-8109-8330-4 ISBN 978-0-8109-8330-4 US $15.95  CAN $17.95 51595

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Deborah Lee Rose’s award-winning books are among the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. She lives in California. Carey Armstrong-Ellis‘s work has been widely praised by USA Today, SLJ, Booklist, and other media. She lives in Maine.

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Hello Kitty!

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■ ■ BY S A N R I O

Beloved classic fairy tales are reimagined through the supercute eyes of Hello Kitty Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: The Nutcracker & The Mouse King

■■ Recognition: Hello Kitty is one of the most famous and endearing children’s brand names, and the fairy tales in this series are as familiar and well loved as Hello Kitty herself ■■ Holiday theme: This is the first time Hello Kitty has appeared in a retelling of the classic holiday tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King ■■ Format: We are thrilled to present this series in the popular 8x8 paperback format

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8 × 8" Paperback RIGHTS: US & CANADA PUB MONTH: OCTOBER US $6.95  CAN $8.95 Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King ISBN 978-1-4197-2550-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2550-0 50695

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CARTON QTY: 90 ISBN 978-1-68335-126-9 Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: The Little Mermaid ISBN 978-1-4197-2549-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2549-4 50695

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In two new additions to an endearing storybook series, Hello Kitty makes appearances in the

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ISBN 978-1-4197-2488-6 ISBN$6.95  978-1-4197-2488-6 US CAN $8.95 50695

classical tales The Little Mermaid and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. This series marks the first time Hello Kitty has starred in fairy tales, making these paperback editions must-haves for any Hello Kitty fan. Sanrio®, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015. More than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in more than 70 countries around

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Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: Little Red Riding Hood ISBN 978-1-4197-2112-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2112-0 US $10.95  CAN $13.95 51095

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Hanazuki is a spirited moonflower who, with the help of Little Dreamer and the Hemkas, uses her powers to grow a magical treasure garden and bring beauty and harmony to her small world. As Hanazuki expresses herself, color reflects her many moods: happy, wacky, sad, adventurous, creative, etc. Over time she discovers that she holds the key to protecting the greater universe from the evil dark forces that threaten to take away its beauty and diversity. Š 2017 Hasbro,Inc.


Hanazuki BOOK OF TREASURES ■ ■ BY B R A N D O N T. S N I D E R

The ultimate guide to Hanazuki and her colorful world!

AGES 6 TO 10 GUIDEBOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Exciting new brand: Hanazuki is a new animated series and toy line from Hasbro, creators of the smash-hit My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic ■■ Commercial appeal: The brand’s iconic design and artwork, coupled with its dynamic use of bright colors, are sure to stand out on the shelf ■■ Girl power: Hanazuki is geared toward girls 6 to 10 years old. The brand’s motto is “Be bold. Be weird. Be you” ■■ Successful series: In January 2017, Hasbro launched a Hanazuki animated series of nine episodes on YouTube, and already there have been more than 15 million views ■■ Toy line: The Hanazuki toy line will launch in summer 2017 and include more than 175 collectible treasures and figures, plush items, and more

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 128 pages, 7 x 9” Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

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Hanazuki: Book of Treasures is the ultimate full-color guide to the magical world of Hanazuki. Filled with profiles on all the characters and creatures, an in-depth look at the vibrant world, and other fun facts, this deluxe package is one treasure every fan will adore, As a bonus, the guide also includes interactive journal pages so that readers can share their own emotions and fully immerse themselves in the colorful world of Hanazuki.

Brandon T. Snider authored the award-winning Dark Knight Manual, books featuring Cartoon Network favorites such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Uncle Grandpa, as well as pop culture icons like Superman, Transformers, and the Muppets. He lives in New York City.

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often Gothic architecture Romanesque and told stories. glass windows that included stained together by d glass were held the glass. Sections of colore were painted onto bands of lead. Details

Color these Goth ic windows and create your own design. Use thick lines to separate sections of color and thin ones to add details.

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REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS

WHAT DID IGGY BUILD? What could Iggy Peck build with the things in your house?

Global warming is changing weather patterns around the world. Widespread droughts increase the frequency of forest fires.

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DESIGN A HOME THAT COULD REPEL A FOREST FIRE:

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Patio

MAKE A PLAN Architectural plans used to be called blue prints because of the special paper that architects used to create and copy them. Architectural plans use symbols to represent the parts of the building. They are an important in communicating to builders— and the building owner—precisely how the structure will come together.

Bedroom Bedroom

Living/Dinin g Area

Here are some of them:

Bathroom

Kitchen

Wall

Hinged door

Double hinged door

Doorway

Bifold door

Pocket door

Sliding door

Use these symbols to create a simple home plan. Single casment window

Double casment window

Stairs UP

U Stairs with landing

L Stairs with landing

Curved stair

Bathtub

Freestanding sink

Fridge

UP

UP

UP

Toilet

Shower

Cabinet with Sink

Stove

Washer

Dryer

Cabinet

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Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

AGES 5 TO 7 ACTIVITY BOOK

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ 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

Companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling series, an empowering hands-on STEM project book

■■ Bestselling series: This bestselling series has one million copies—and counting—in print ■■ STEM appeal: The book contains more than 40 hands-on projects that teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills ■■ Perfect for the classroom: Teachers are hungry for projects and activities that tie in to this series, so this title reaches an eager audience

More than 40 STEM activities

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 96 pages, 9 × 11" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-1892-2 US $14.99  CAN $17.99 51499 9 781419 718922

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Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in this project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than 40 exciting STEM and design projects and activities, from drafting and doodling to building and blueprints. Aspiring architects and young dreamers of all kinds will get a sense of the unique mix of science, technology, and art skills used to create lasting structures. Packed with the same quirky humor and gorgeous illustration that made Iggy Peck, Architect a hit, the project book will appeal to fans who are craving more from Miss Greer’s clever class. Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. He lives in London, where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.

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NONFICTION

American Gothic

PICTURE BOOK

THE LIFE OF GRANT WOOD

AGES 5 TO 7

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Growing category: Picture-book biographies of artists continue to see both critical and commercial success

■ ■ BY S U S A N W O O D   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY R O S S M a c D O N A L D

Americana at its finest, this picture-book biography celebrates twentieth century American artist Grant Wood and his most iconic work

■■ Inspiration for young artists: Through Grant Wood’s passion for his humble surroundings, young readers will be inspired to start sketching and painting their own environments ■■ Curricula crossover: American Gothic ties in perfectly with social studies and art curricula

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 40 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2533-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2533-3 US $18.95  CAN $22.95 51895 9 781419 725333

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE From humble beginnings sketching Iowa’s cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the people. When studying art in Europe in the early 20th century, Grant couldn’t find a style that touched his heart quite right. Impressionism, cubism, and abstract art didn’t reflect his

Me, Frida By Amy Novesky Illustrated by David Diaz ISBN 978-0-8109-8969-6 ISBN 978-0-8109-8969-6 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 780810 989696

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view of the world. It wasn’t until he stumbled upon Gothic art that Grant recognized something familiar. Back home in America, Grant asked his sister and his dentist to pose for what would become the founding, iconic image of regionalism and a uniquely American work of art. Grant’s art celebrated hard-working Americans who finally saw themselves in fine art. American Gothic is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all. Susan Wood is the author of the picture-book biography Esquivel! SpaceAge Sound Artist, illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Ross MacDonald is the illustrator of many books for children, including Henry’s Hand and Hit the Road, Jack. He lives in Connecticut.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

AGES 6 TO 9

T H E C A S E O F R . B .G . V S . I N E Q UA L I T Y

PICTURE BOOK

NONFICTION

■ ■ W R I T T E N BY J O N A H W I N T E R   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S TAC Y I N N E R S T

A picture-book biography of the “notorious” Ruth Bader Ginsburg by acclaimed children’s book author Jonah Winter

S E LLING POINTS ■■ RBG fever: Notorious RBG, a book based on Justice Ginsburg’s fan blog, has sold more than 150,000 copies ■■ Biopic announced: Natalie Portman will star in the film based on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ■■ Acclaimed author: Winter has written more than 30 nonfiction picture books ■■ Court-case structure: The text integrates court-case terms and a glossary ■■ Award-winning illustrator: The hip, artful illustrations will stand out in this popular category

S PECIFICATIONS 48 color illustrations 48 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-4197-2559-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2559-3 US $18.95  CAN $22.95 51895 9 781419 725593

CARTON QTY: 20 ISBN 978-1-68335-171-9

When Ruth arrived on the Court, the first female Supreme Court Justice— Sandra Day O’Connor—was still serving. When Sandra retired, Ruth was the only woman on the Supreme Court for a few years—tiny and outnumbered. And yet, what she brought to the Court was enormous: dignity, civility, intelligence, and a soft-spoken manner. She also brought some of the most powerful, strongly worded dissents in Supreme Court history.

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A “dissent” is when a Supreme Court Justice disagrees with the opinion of the majority of the nine judges. In Ruth’s case, a dissent often involves a written statement—perfectly worded—that rips apart the opinion of the majority.

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To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ’40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from working by her father, who thought a woman’s place was in the home. Regardless, she went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There, she met her husband, Martin Ginsburg, and found her calling as a lawyer. Despite discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, Ginsburg went on to become Columbia Law School’s first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice. Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story of how one of America’s most “notorious” women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today. Jonah Winter is the author of more than 30 nonfiction picture books, including Barack and Sonia Sotomayor. He divides his time between Santa Fe and a small town in Pennsylvania. Stacy Innerst is an illustrator who’s received many awards for his work. He lives in Pittsburgh.

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Danza!

AGES 6 TO 10

A M A L I A H E R N Á N D E Z A N D E L B A L L E T F O L K LÓ R I C O D E M É X I C O

PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY D U N C A N TO N AT I U H

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh tells the inspirational story of dancer Amalia Hernández, founder of Ballet Folklórico de México

NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Anniversary tie-in: Danza! will be published on the 100th anniversary of Hernandez’s birth, September 1, 1917 ■■ Award-winning author/illustrator: Tonatiuh’s previous books have received numerous accolades, including a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and a Pura Belpré Medal ■■ Unique book: This is the only picture book for children about Amalia Hernández and her legacy ■■ Multicultural subject: This book explores not only the life of its inspirational founder, but also a rich aspect of Mexican culture—dance ■■ A focus on diversity: A perfect book for the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement

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As a child, Amalia Hernández watched a group of dancers in the town square. The way they stomped and swayed and moved to the rhythm of the beat inspired her. She knew she would become

ISBN 978-1-68335-110-8

a dancer one day. Amalia studied ballet and modern dance under the direction of the best teachers in the world, but she never forgot the folk dance she’d seen long ago. After scouring the Mexican countryside and witnessing the dances of many cultures, Amalia gathered them all, along with ballet and modern dance, and launched her own dance company, a group that became known as Ballet Folklórico de México, the Mexican Folkloric Ballet. Through his expressive art, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh explores the life of one of the most famous dancers and choreographers in the world. Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, in the historical state of Guanajuato, Mexico. He studied writing and illustration at Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York City. His books have received many awards over the years. He divides his time between New York City and Mexico.

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NONFICTION

Jelly, Garbage + Toys

PICTURE BOOK

MAKING PICTURES WITH VIK MUNIZ

AGES 8 TO 12

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ BY V I K M U N I Z W I T H J OA N S O M M E R S , A M A N DA F R E Y M A N N ,

■■ Celebrates creativity: Muniz’s

AND ASCHA DRAKE

techniques help young readers to see the artistic possibilities in any medium—from chocolate to

From the creators of Chuck Close: Face Book comes an interactive biography of world-renowned artist Vik Muniz

garbage—and inspire them to get creative ■■ Author platform: Muniz’s works can be found in museums and galleries all over the world ■■ Interactive: The book features interactive elements to help convey Muniz’s art concepts and techniques ■■ Educational: Muniz challenges young readers to think critically about art and asks them to consider how images are made and the power they have within our culture

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout with lift flaps and a Turkish fold 64 pages, 8 × 10¼" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2575-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2575-3 US $22.95  CAN $27.95 51995 9 781419 725753

CARTON QTY: 12 Vic Muniz’s images and his playful approach to making art captivate children and adults alike.

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Muniz works with everyday materials—such as peanut butter and jelly, chocolate syrup, and even garbage—to make images that often reference masterpieces or popular icons. Jelly, Garbage + Toys, drawn from interviews with children, is an interactive first-person narrative that presents Muniz’s personal story and his art, focusing on some of his many processes and mediums. The book emphasizes the importance of play in the creation of art while challenging children to think about how images are made and what they mean. The design—with graphic novel–inspired speech bubbles, liftable flaps, and a Turkish-map fold (all four sides open)—helps communicate Muniz’s exuberant message. Vik Muniz is best known for his 1996 series Sugar Children. Muniz has been the subject of more than 170 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 340 group exhibitions in 31 countries. He splits his time between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and New York City. Joan Sommers and Amanda Freymann are the authors of numerous books, including Chuck Close, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Joan lives in Chicago, and Amanda lives in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Ascha Drake is a visual arts teacher at the Bay School of San Francisco. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Facing Frederick

AGES 10 TO 14

THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGL ASS

PICTURE BOOK

NONFICTION

■ ■ W R I T T E N BY TO N YA B O L D E N

S E LLING POINTS

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden sheds light on new research and interpretations of one of America’s most influential African Americans, Frederick Douglass

■■ Award-winning author: Tonya Bolden’s books have won numerous awards and starred reviews ■■ New research and point of view: Differing from other children’s books on Frederick Douglass, Facing Frederick offers a wellrounded look at one of the most important figures in American history ■■ Timely subject: The book will publish in time for Black History Month. 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Douglass’s birth ■■ Focus on diversity: This title fills the need for more diversity in children’s literature and is perfect for the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement

S PECIFICATIONS Color and archival images throughout 224 pages, 5½ × 8" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: US, CANADA, & OM Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. Facing Frederick captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer, and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the

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historical icon. Tonya Bolden’s work has garnered much praise, including the Coretta Scott King Author

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Honor Award, James Madison Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and the Young Adult Library Services Association Best Book for Young Adults list.

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Dinosaur Empire! BOOK ONE: EARTH BEFORE US ■ ■ BY A B BY H O WA R D

AGES 8 TO 12 NONFICTION GRAPHIC NOVEL

S E LLING POINTS

A graphic-novel adventure back through time to learn about the creatures of the Mesozoic Era

■■ Perennial topic: Dinosaurs are an evergreen topic among children ■■ Series launch: Dinosaur Empire! is the first in the three-book Earth Before Us series, which will center around scientific investigations throughout time ■■ Knowledgeable author: Howard has a background in evolutionary biology, making the writing informed and specific ■■ Great layered package: This book explores and explains the past through a combination of history, science, four-color illustrations, and humorous storytelling

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CARTON QTY: 28 ISBN 978-1-68335-113-9

Ronnie is just a normal fifth-grader trying to pass her science class’s impossible quiz on the history of dinosaurs . . . until she happens upon her neighbor—Ms. Lernin—a retired paleontologist.

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With the assistance of Science Magic, Ronnie and Ms. Lernin travel back through time and space to experience the Mesozoic Era firsthand. They visit three important time periods in the development of the Mesozoic Era: the Triassic, the Jurassic, and the Cretaceous. Along the way, Ronnie finds herself face-to-face with real-life dinosaurs and reptiles, like stegosauruses, velociraptors, and thalattosaurs. With the help of her neighbor’s trusty knowledge of prehistoric times, she learns the differences between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, as well as between dinosaurs, insects, and reptiles. This insightful and informative graphic novel uses engaging art to bring facts to life, giving kids the tools to understand the evolution of these prehistoric creatures and the important effects this era had on our world today.

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Raid of No Return

(Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #7)

AGES 8 TO 12 NONFICTION GRAPHIC NOVEL

A W O R L D WA R I I TA L E O F T H E D O O L I T T L E R A I D

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ BY N AT H A N H A L E .

■■ Beloved series: All six books in

The latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the first about World War II

the series have hit the graphicnovel bestseller list, with the most-recent title debuting at #1 ■■ Teacher and librarian appeal: This engaging nonfiction for middle-grade readers features backmatter to supplement classroom discussion ■■ Great stories: Hale has found the most fascinating true facts from American history, and these books transform textbook lessons into wild romps through America’s past ■■ In-demand topic: World War II is the most-requested topic from fans of the series

S PECIFICATIONS 128 two-color illustrations 128 pages, 5½ × 7½" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2556-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2556-2 US $12.99  CAN $15.99 51299 9 781419 725562

CARTON QTY: 40 ISBN 978-1-68335-142-9

Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target. After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, Raid of No Return is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime. Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novel One Trick Pony. Hale lives in Provo, Utah. Learn more at hazardoustales.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Successful web comic: Nominated for a Reuben Award by the National Cartoonists Society in 2013, there have been more than 2.6 million views of the online version since it launched in January 2010

Friends and Foes BOOK 2: RED’S PLANET ■ ■ BY E D D I E P I T T M A N

Red is back in the exciting sequel to the intergalactic series from Disney cartoonist Eddie Pittman Praise for the Red’s Planet books

■■ Popular genres: Eddie Pittman’s unique blend of adventure and humor is sure to hook readers, as science fiction is a perpetually popular genre for graphic novels

“Fun, sharp, hilarious, and rip-roaringly original!” —Jeff Smith, author of Bone “Red’s Planet is a fantastic

■■ Animation experience: Pittman’s animation background gives Red’s Planet a unique sense of motion and excitement with strong character designs and eye-catching color

and fun journey for young readers, but it’s also a great trip down memory lane for their parents. The story weaves together a lot of the fun stories we watched and

■■ Strong female character: Red is a spirited protagonist who is sure to appeal to female and male readers alike

read in the ’80s and ’90s and spins them into something new.” —Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Amulet, Flight, and Explorer

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“Pittman’s fluid brushwork

Color illustrations throughout

recalls that of Jeff Smith,

192 pages, 6 × 9"

author of peerless comic-

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book fantasy saga Bone,

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while the tone and narrative

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After crash landing on a distant planet, Red finds herself in a strange paradise surrounded by a host of odd and intriguing aliens, including her small gray companion, Tawee, and the planet’s grumpy custodian, Goose. But even paradise has its problems. When survival gets a little tough, Goose and Red find themselves locked in the middle of the craziest election in the galaxy, competing for the

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acceptance of the castaways and determining who will lead them all. As this unlikely band of misfits comes together to create a new home for themselves, the enigmatic Uskog space pirates return,

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searching for a mysterious stolen treasure. Now Red and her fellow castaways must decide if their mismatched family is worth fighting for. Eddie Pittman is an award-winning cartoonist who works in animation, comics, and illustration. He began his animation career with Walt Disney Feature Animation, working on films such as Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Lilo & Stitch. Most recently, Pittman was a writer/story artist for Disney’s hit TV series Phineas and Ferb. He lives in Florida. Visit the author online at redsplanet.com.

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The End of Time POPTROPICA: BOOK 4 ■ ■ BY M I TC H K R PATA  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY KO R Y M E R R I T T ■   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

The exciting fourth and final installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic-novel series from the online world of Poptropica, adapted from a concept by Jeff Kinney

AGES 6 TO 9 GRAPHIC NOVEL

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling series: Poptropica spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list ■■ Epic conclusion: This is the fourth and final book in the bestselling Poptropica series ■■ Among the world’s largest online platforms: More than four million people visit the Poptropica website every month ■■ Unprecedented launch efforts: Major marketing and publicity efforts to support the release of the new book are in the works ■■ Incredible 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 boys

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CARTON QTY: 32 ISBN 978-1-68335-147-4

Following the epic penultimate conclusion of The Secret Society, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge find themselves at an impasse: The Protectors’ headquarters lie in ruins; the nefarious Octavian is nowhere to be found; and they have no idea how their tampering with the timeline of Poptropica

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might affect history. As our heroes band together to save the mysterious, uncharted island world and find a way home, they are reminded of crucial events from their pasts—including how they were transported to Poptropica in the first place. The trio suddenly finds itself in the heart of Poptropica, where the Protectors discover the nexus of all time and are offered the opportunity to see what their lives would be like if they could change just one thing from their pasts. But will they choose to go down these alternate paths? Filled with heart and humor, this is the breathtaking finale Poptropica fans have been waiting for. Mitch Krpata is a writer and producer for the Poptropica website and the author of the Island Creator Kit. He lives in Boston. Kory Merritt is the co-creator of Poptropica comics and the author/illustrator of the weekly comic strip Brockport, the online comic The Lost Side of Suburbia, and The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York. He lives in Spencerport, New York.

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“Huh,” Jo sniffed the air, the hood of her hoodie still full of pine needles. “Ummm,” Mal noted, making sure all her earrings and nose rings were still in place, “do you guys smell that?” The rest of the cabin lifted their noses to the wind, which was blowing in from the unicorn’s direction. All five girls simultaneously clamped their hands over their noses. “WHOA!” They all agreed in unison. Because. WHOA. “Is that smell . . . UNICORN?” April said in the nasal tone necessary when you are speaking with your hand on your nose. The smell was . . . what was it? BAD. REALLY. REALLY. BAD. Lumberjanes 9-copy floor display ISBN 978-1-4197-2804-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2804-4 US $131.91  CAN $161.91 13455 9 781419 728044

“So. Unicorns smell like armpits and anchovies,” Jo said. “That’s unexpected.”


Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY M A R I KO TA M A K I  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY B R O O K E A L L E N

Based on the bestselling, cult-favorite graphic novels, this series of middle-grade novels follows the five campers on totally new, action-packed adventures

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Comics phenomenon: Lumberjanes is a New York Times bestselling series that has sold over 800,000 copies; Twentieth Century Fox has optioned the film

Praise for the Lumberjanes

■■ Critical darling: The praise for

graphic novels

the series keeps rolling in. Some

“Spunky, lovable characters

raves include “groundbreaking,

sparkle with exuberant

wonderful, hilarious” from

personality and challenge

UPROXX, and “Seriously.

gender stereotypes.”

Pick up a copy.” from Comic Vine

—School Library Journal

■■ LGBTQ diversity: The series stars all types of girls: gay and straight, trans- and cisgendered ■■ Illustrated throughout: Blackand-white art will accompany the text ■■ Friendship to the max: The characters showcase the power of teamwork and smarts to problem solve without resorting to violence ■■ Hilarious high jinks: The books will capture the hip and witty spirit of the comics

S PECIFICATIONS Black-and-white illustrations throughout 208 pages, 5½ × 8" Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady

Hardcover

Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their summers at

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camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Quinzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the TALLEST mountain they’ve ever seen, things don’t go quite as planned. For one, they didn’t expect to trespass

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into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns.

ISBN 978-1-68335-135-1

This hilarious, rollicking adventure series brings the beloved Lumberjanes characters into a novel format with brand-new adventures. Mariko Tamaki is an artist and writer known for her graphic novel This One Summer, a Caldecott Honor Book and Printz Award winner, illustrated by her cousin Jillian Tamaki, among other notable novels. See her work at marikotamaki.blogspot.com. Brooke Allen is a cocreator and the original illustrator for the Lumberjanes series and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her website is brookeallen.tumblr.com. Lumberjanes created by Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. Lumberjanes TM & © 2017 Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. All rights reserved.

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AGES 9 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

Suee and the Shadow ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY G I N G E R LY   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY M O L LY PA R K

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Growing market: There is a rising interest in comics by Asian and Asian American writers and illustrators

When her shadow suddenly comes to life and starts causing trouble, it’s up to Suee to find out why—before it’s too late!

■■ Timely themes: The story deals with themes of bullying, friendship, and emotions in stressful times ■■ Girls in comics: There has been a notable influx of girl protagonists in middle-grade comics ■■ Two formats: Available in simultaneous hardcover and paperback

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Meet Suee: Twelve years old, wears her hair to the left in a point, favors a black dress, has no friends—and she likes it that way! When Suee transfers to the dull and ordinary Outskirts Elementary, she doesn’t expect to hear a strange voice speaking to her from the darkness of the school’s exhibit room, and she certainly doesn’t expect to see her shadow come to life. Then things start to get really weird: One by one, her classmates at school turn into zombie-like, hollow-eyed Zeroes. While Suee investigates why this is happening, her shadow gains power. Soon, Suee must confront a stunning secret that her shadow has been hiding under her own two feet—something very dark and sinister that could put Suee and her newfound friends at risk! Ginger Ly studied design at Seoul Women’s University and worked as a designer before earning her master’s degree in filmmaking from the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in the suburbs of Seoul, South Korea. Molly Park lives in Seoul, South Korea, with two black cats and a mouse, and they all get along very well. Suee and the Shadow is their debut graphic novel.

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Book three in the smash-hit New York Times bestselling series

The Terrible Two Go Wild

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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

■  C O N C E P T BY M AC B A R N E T T A N D J O RY J O H N

This third installment in the bestselling Terrible Two series finds master pranksters Miles and Niles leading a band of summer merrymakers in a battle with a local boot camp

■■ Heartfelt hilarity: With wellbalanced characters, fresh writing, funny pranks galore, and a ton of heart, The Terrible Two series is a great read ■■ Series success: The Terrible Two spent 17 weeks on the New

Praise for The Terrible Two series

York Times bestseller list, and

“Fast, fun reading for fans of

Kirkus Reviews called it “fast,

Clueless McGee and the Wimpy

fun reading for fans of Clueless

Kid.” —Kirkus Reviews

McGee and the Wimpy Kid”

“Barnett and John are in perfect comic harmony.” —Publishers Weekly

■■ Online experience: Eager readers can visit terribletwo.com for activities and updates

“A fast paced, laugh-out-loud novel sure to appeal to those who

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appreciate a good prank and have a

Black-and-white illustrations

sense of justice . . . .”

throughout

—School Library Journal

224 pages, 6 × 8"

“With plenty of humor, quirky

Hardcover

characters, interspersed drolly

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related cow factoids, and fantastical, over-the-top pranking, this entertaining, enjoyable read will especially appeal to Wimpy Kid aficionados.” —Booklist

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CARTON QTY: 36 ISBN 978-1-61312-094-1

Everyone’s favorite pranksters are at it again! School’s out, and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees, exploring caves, and, yes, pranking. But these leafy, lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids’ boot camp discover the

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merrymakers—and vow to destroy them. Are our heroes’ sharp minds any match for these hooligans’ hard fists? The latest installment of the witty, on-target illustrated series is another “fast paced, laughout-loud novel” (School Library Journal) that proves once again that, in the hands of the powerless, pranks can be tools of justice—plus, they’re funny. Mac Barnett’s bestselling children’s books include the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Extra Yarn. He lives in Berkeley, California. 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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RPT A N E XC E

FROM

I

was tied to the boom by strips of the sail and what remained of Matt’s dinner jacket. The plan was to swing the boom out over the water, then lure the shark to the boat. That way, I could reach down and grab the tracking device off his fin. My brother tossed a fish head into the water. The shark darted over and snapped at

the bait. He was only an arm’s length away. I could’ve patted him on the nose. His teeth were yellow, crooked, sharp. And there were so many. The canvas and blazer ties dug into my

stomach and legs. I reached down to grab the device and missed, slapping the shark’s fin. The skin was surprisingly rough, like sandpaper.

Matt threw every last scrap of the fish into the water near the boat.

The shark swung wide, like a tanker, then cruised in slowly.

The ties loosened as I reached down for his fin. Then the binding

around my chest came undone. From the waist down I was tied to the boom, but the rest of me dropped. My hands splashed into the water. My right elbow slammed into the shark’s rough-skinned back. I was dangling over the water like a snack. I covered my head with my arms.

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If I was going to be sushi, I was hoping he’d start with a small test-bite first.

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In the Deep Blue Sea B O O K T W O : JAC K A N D T H E G E N I U S E S ■ ■ BY B I L L N Y E A N D G R E G O RY M O N E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY N I C K I LU Z A DA

Bill Nye continues the thrilling and scientific adventures of the Jack and the Geniuses series

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Author platform: Bill Nye is a television personality with an outstanding social media following of more than 2.75 million followers on Twitter and more than 4 million likes on Facebook ■■ Recognizable name and platform: Nye appeals to younger and older audiences ■■ Bill Nye returns to TV: Bill Nye Saves the World, a brand-new Netflix talk show launched in Spring 2017, brings Nye back to television ■■ Science is fun: Nye and Mone weave real-world science into the story, making it fun and accessible for young readers

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CARTON QTY: 36 ISBN 978-1-68335-131-3

In the second installment of Bill Nye’s Jack and the Geniuses series, Jack, his brilliant siblings, and Dr. Hank Witherspoon go on an adventure to the remote Hawaiian island home of Ashley Hawking, a technology billionaire. Hawking has financed engineer Rosa Morris’s revolutionary electricity plant that harvests energy from the deep sea, but someone has sabotaged it. In their search for the culprit, Jack ventures 2,000 feet below the surface in a submarine, he and his siblings attend the world’s strangest birthday party, and later find themselves lost in the shark-infested ocean. This fast-paced mystery forces Jack and his siblings to use all their brainpower and cunning to survive and find out

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who’s behind the sabotage. Like volume one, it includes a glossary of terms and inventions found in the book, as well as an experiment that kids can do at home or in the classroom. Bill Nye is a scientist and media personality best known for his television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. Nye has appeared on numerous television programs, including Larry King Live and Real Time with Bill Maher. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Gregory Mone is a novelist and science journalist who has written several books for children. He lives in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Sidetracked ■ ■ BY D I A N A H A R M O N A S H E R

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Sparkling debut talent: Asher makes Joseph’s hilarious yet thoughtful voice feel authentic

A misfit seventh-grader joins the track team in this witty and heartwarming middle-grade debut for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos

and pitch-perfect for the age group Praise for Sidetracked

■■ Timely, relatable issue: The Centers for Disease Control and

“This is a splendid novel

Prevention (CDC) estimates that

that I read in one sitting . . .

11 percent of children have been

You will gladly cheer when

diagnosed with ADHD

Joseph embraces ‘Do your

■■ Sports hook: The track-and-field

best’ and shows it to be

plotline will appeal to sports fans

a ringing call to nothing less than triumph.” —Gary

■■ Funny read: From a wisecracking grandpa to a bully who gets his

Schmidt, Printz Honor

due, the story handles serious

Winner and two-time

issues with a light, humorous

Newbery Honor Winner

touch

“An entertaining story about a boy picking his way through the

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puberty.” —Richard Peck,

Hardcover with jacket

Newbery Medal Winner

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CARTON QTY: 52 ISBN 978-1-68335-120-7

To Joseph Friedman, middle school might as well be the Running of the Bulls. He’s friendless and puny, with ADD to boot, so he spends most of his time avoiding class bully Charlie Kastner and

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hiding out in the Resource Room, a safe place for misfit kids like him. But then, on the first day of seventh grade, two important things happen. First, his Resource Room teacher Mrs. T encourages (i.e., practically forces) him to join the school track team, and second, he meets Heather, a tough, athletic new girl who isn’t going to be pushed around by Charlie Kastner—or anybody else. At first, track is as much of a disaster as everything else in Joseph’s life. But slowly Joseph hits his stride, and instead of running from the bulls . . . he’s just running.

Steering Toward Normal By Rebecca Petruck ISBN 978-1-4197-0732-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0732-2 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695

Diana Harmon Asher is the mother of three sons and is deeply immersed in reading and writing programs at the nonprofit organization the Children’s Village and at Blythdale Children’s Hospital, both in Westchester, New York. This is her debut novel.

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The Uncanny Express T H E U N I N T E N T I O N A L A DV E N T U R E S O F T H E B L A N D S I S T E R S : B O O K 2 ■ ■ BY K A R A L A R E AU   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J E N H I L L

All aboard for another unintentional adventure with the two blandest sisters of all time

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Dahl meets Snicket: Readers will delight in this whimsical reboot of an Agatha Christie–style mystery ■■ Amulet sweet spot: Illustrated middle-grade series are an Amulet specialty, and this laughout-loud story fits right in ■■ Hilariously eccentric cast of characters: Where book one featured lady pirates, book two is complete with a magician, an Inspector Clouseau–style detective, an heiress, and a rogue marshmallow fluff truck ■■ Cross-promotion: Publishing in conjunction with the paperback of the first book in the series, The Jolly Regina

S PECIFICATIONS Black-and-white illustrations throughout 212 pages, 51/2 × 71/2" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2568-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2568-5 US $14.99  CAN $17.99 51499 9 781419 725685

CARTON QTY: 44 ISBN 978-1-68335-173-3

Jaundice and Kale are back from their adventure on the high seas, and they are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it. The tea is tepid, the oatmeal is tasteless, and the socks are ripe for darning . . . until Aunt Shallot shows up and reveals herself to be anything but the dull relation they were expecting. Instead, she tells her nieces she is Magique, Queen of Magic, and she’s on her way to a big show and in need of two willing assistants. As Magique and the Bland sisters board the Uncanny Express, they meet a cast of mystifying characters. And when Magique

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goes missing, it’s up to Jaundice and Kale to solve the mystery—with the help of famous detective Hugo Fromage. An inventive story in the tradition of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express has all the whimsy and humor that readers who are looking for an anything-but-bland adventure will love. Kara LaReau was an editor for many years before becoming a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children, as well as the middle-grade series The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters and The Infamous Ratsos. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life ■ ■ BY J OJ O S I WA

JoJo Siwa of YouTube and Dance Moms fame talks overcoming adversity and how to be a Siwanator

AGES 8 AND UP MIDDLE-GRADE NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Social media superstar: JoJo has 4.5 million Instagram followers. She has 2.3 million YouTube subscribers, and her growing band of rabid followers calls themselves the Siwanatorz ■■ Young entrepreneur: JoJo’s hair bows outsell Justin Bieber’s product line at Claire’s 3 to 1 ■■ The next Miley Cyrus: JoJo just inked a deal with Nickelodeon for licensing products and TV appearances. She’s poised to be the next major Nick star ■■ Anti-bullying advocate: Check out JoJo’s anti-bullying hit music video, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed over 160 million times

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz! JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and co-star of the hit Lifetime show, Dance Moms. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling, award-winning series: The Frank Einstein series debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and continues to

Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo ■ ■ 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 wonders of planet Earth in the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series

earn accolades from reviewers, librarians, and readers Praise for the Frank

■■ Renowned author: Scieszka,

Einstein books

who was the first National Ambassador for Children’s

“I never thought science

Literature, brings a unique and

could be funny . . . until I read

humorous sensibility to this

Frank Einstein. It will have

middle-grade series, which has

kids laughing.” —Jeff Kinney,

readers eagerly awaiting the

author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

penultimate installment

“Huge laughs and great

■■ Common Core and STEM:

science—the kind of smart,

Scieszka, a former teacher,

funny stuff that makes Jon

integrates real science into the

Scieszka a legend.” —Mac

story, making Frank Einstein the

Barnett, co-author of Battle

perfect addition to classrooms

Bunny and The Terrible Two

seeking to observe Common Core

★ “In the final analysis, this

guidelines and STEM curricula

buoyant, tongue-in-cheek

■■ Popular genres: Combining

celebration of the impulse to

adventure and humor, Frank

‘keep asking questions and

Einstein taps into two of the most

finding your own answers’

popular genres for middle-grade

fires on all cylinders.”

boys

—Booklist, starred review “With humor, straightforward

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writing, tons of illustrations, and

Two-color illustrations throughout

a touch of action at the end, this

192 pages, 5½ × 8"

book is accessible and easy to

Hardcover

read, making it an appealing

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choice for reluctant readers.”

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

—School Library Journal

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In the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series, Frank Einstein (kid genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, pair up with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) to compete with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival. This time they’re studying the science

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and mysteries of our very own home planet: Earth! 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. frankeinsteinbooks.com Brian Biggs’s picture books include Everything Goes and the brand-new series from Abrams Appleseed, Tinyville Town. He lives in Philadelphia. mrbiggs.com

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Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE HISTORICAL FICTION

A N OV E L ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY J O H N D E M O S

National Book Award finalist John Demos brings to life the compelling story of Eunice Williams, a Puritan girl who was captured and adopted by Native Americans

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award-winning author: Demos, a National Book Award finalist, has won the prestigious Bancroft Prize and the Francis Parkman Prize ■■ Unique concept: This book is drawn from Demos’s highly acclaimed The Unredeemed Captive ■■ Classroom use: Based on the true story of Eunice Williams, this book brings a new perspective on Native American history that is perfect for classroom discussion

S PECIFICATIONS 176 pages, 51/2 × 81/4" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2604-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2604-0 US $16.99  CAN $20.99 51699 9 781419 726040

CARTON QTY: 40 eISBN 978-1-68335-150-4

In this historical-fiction narrative, John Demos shares the story of Eunice Williams, a young Puritan

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girl who is kidnapped by Mohawks and taken to Canada. There, she is adopted into a new family, a new culture, and a different way of living. Both instructed in the Mohawk language and customs and catechized in the Roman Catholic tradition, Eunice spends her days learning to plant and harvest food and tan animal skins, among other chores. Although her father and brother try to persuade Eunice to return to Massachusetts, she ultimately chooses to remain with her Mohawk family. Filled with danger and excitement, Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl is sure to captivate young readers. John Demos is an American author and historian. Until 2008, he was the Samuel Knight Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. Demos lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse By Joseph Marshall III Illustrated by James Mark Yellowhawk ISBN 978-1-4197-0785-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0785-8 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 707858

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Spring into action with these all-new AGES 9 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

The Flash : Book 1 TM

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Built-in fanbase: The Flash is The CW’s top-rated TV series with millions of viewers each week. Young fans will race to these new, orginial adventures ■■ Ongoing series: The Flash: Book 1 is the first title in a three-book series by bestselling author Barry Lyga ■■ Brand-new adventures: This original story takes place within the timeline of The Flash TV series ■■ Tie-in: The Flash: Book 1 is timed to release alongside the fourth season of the TV series ■■ Collectible packaging: Original cover by fan-favorite artist César Moreno

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TM

224 pages, 51/2 × 8" Hardcover

RIGHTS: US & CANADA ENGLISH PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2815-0 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2815-0 US 13.99  CAN $16.99 51395 9 781419 728150

CARTON QTY: 40

Barry Allen, also known as the speedster Super Hero, the Flash, is back in a new middle-grade series, featuring original adventures not seen on TV. This first title in a planned three-book series builds upon the world of the TV show in a new medium by author Barry Lyga, following the Flash as he protects Central City. This is one series fans won’t want to miss!

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THE FLASH and all related characters and elements are © and TM DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)


original series based on the hit CW TV shows! AGES 9 TO 12

Supergirl : Book 1 TM

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Built-in fanbase: Supergirl is one of The CW’s top-rated TV series with millions of viewers each week. Young fans will soar to these new, orginial adventures ■■ Ongoing series: Supergirl: Book 1 is the first title in a three-book series by middlegrade author Jo Whittemore ■■ Brand-new adventures: This original story takes place within the timeline of the Supergirl TV series ■■ Girl power: The book series will include the same female-driven action/adventure stories that have made the TV show so popular with young girls ■■ Holiday: Supergirl: Book 1 is set to release just in time for the holiday season ■■ Collectible packaging: Original cover by fan-favorite artist César Moreno TM

S PECIFICATIONS 224 pages, 51/2 × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: US & CANADA ENGLISH PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2814-3 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2814-3 US $13.99  CAN $16.99 51395

Kara Danvers, also known as Supergirl, is back in a new middle-grade series, featuring original adventures not seen on TV. This first title in a planned three-book series

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CARTON QTY: 40

builds upon the world of the TV show in a new medium by author Jo Whittemore, following Supergirl as she protects National City. This is one series fans won’t want to miss!

SUPERGIRL and all related characters and elements are © and TM DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)

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AGES 9 TO 13 AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Elizabeth and Zenobia ■ ■ BY J E S S I C A M I L L E R   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY Y E L E N A B R Y K S E N KOVA

S E LLING POINTS ■■ On-trend tone: This creepy (but not too creepy!) gothic tale

A funny, gothic debut novel about a timid girl and her delightfully wicked imaginary friend

featuring a haunted house will capture the imaginations of middle-grade readers ■■ Impressive debut: This is Jessica Miller’s first novel, and her fresh voice fills every page with energy ■■ Packed with humor and heart: Kids will relate to the friendship plot, and the emotionality of the father-daughter story lends a level of weight to an otherwise light, accessible read

S PECIFICATIONS 12 black-and-white illustrations 208 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2724-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2724-5 US $16.99  CAN $20.99 51695 9 781419 727245

CARTON QTY: 36 eISBN 978-1-68335-186-3

Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. And Zenobia’s company can be very trying! When Elizabeth’s father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold séances and

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wander the rooms at night. With Zenobia’s constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret: Her father’s younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago. Elizabeth and Zenobia is a wonderfully compelling middle-grade story about friendship, courage, and the power of the imagination.

The Night Gardener By Jonathan Auxier ISBN 978-1-4197-1531-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1531-0 US $8.95 50895

Jessica Miller is a children’s writer and PhD student from Brisbane, Australia. She currently lives in Germany. Elizabeth and Zenobia is her first novel. Yelena Bryksenkova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia; grew up in Cleveland; and studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (BFA, 2010) and the Academy of Applied and Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. She lives in Western New York.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

A Skinful of Shadows ■ ■ BY F R A N C E S H A R D I N G E

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Critically acclaimed author: Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree was named Costa Book of

From award-winning author Frances Hardinge comes a dark, intelligent, young adult historical fantasy about a girl on the run from family ghosts

the Year and won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Praise for The Lie Tree

■■ Crossover appeal: With Hardinge’s trademark highly

★ “Thematically

sophisticated, intelligent writing,

rich, stylistically

A Skinful of Shadows will appeal

impressive, absolutely

to both teens and adults

unforgettable.” —Kirkus

■■ Strong momentum: Launching

Reviews, starred review

just one season after A Face Like

★ “Smart, feminist, and

Glass, this new title will satisfy

shadowy, Hardinge’s talents

fans of Hardinge who are eager

are on full display here.”

for more

—School Library Journal, starred review

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★ “Alternately excoriating,

496 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

haunting, and darkly

Hardcover with jacket

funny.” —Publishers

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Weekly, starred review

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

★ “There is an effortless beauty to Hardinge’s

ISBN 978-1-4197-2572-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2572-2 US $19.99  CAN $23.99 51999

writing, which ranges from frank to profound.”

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—Booklist, starred review

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★ “A breathtaking,

eISBN 978-1-68335-163-4

action-packed adventure.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review ★ “A stunner.” —Horn

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Cuckoo Song ISBN 978-1-4197-1934-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1939-4 US $9.95  CAN $11.95 50995 9 781419 719394

Fly By Night ISBN 978-1-4197-2485-5 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2485-5 US $10.95  CAN $13.95 51095

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A Face Like Glass ISBN 978-1-4197-2484-8 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2484-8 US $19.95  CAN $23.95 51995

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Book, starred review

A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Kate is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear. From Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge comes a new dark historical fantasy that’s sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more. Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win the major UK literary prize. She is the author of several books for children, including Cuckoo Song, The Lost Conspiracy, Fly by Night, Well Witched, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. Visit the author at franceshardinge.com.

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A Taxonomy of Love

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY R AC H A E L A L L E N

A young adult romance—with a sparkling commercial voice and a dash of science— that explores a relationship over six years

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Young adult romance: This swoon-worthy read is perfect for fans of bestselling authors Jennifer E. Smith and Huntley Fitzpatrick ■■ Scrapbook elements: Hope’s emails, letters, and chats are interspersed throughout ■■ Science twist: Spencer’s attempts to categorize his world using taxonomy charts lend humor and visual interest ■■ Unique format: Snapshots over six years bring a more nuanced, fresh approach to exploring relationships, reminiscent of international bestseller One Day and the classic film When Harry Met Sally ■■ Smart commercial voice: Allen is a bright young adult talent whose voice expertly balances light and dark subjects

S PECIFICATIONS 320 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2541-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2541-8 US $17.99  CAN $21.99 51799 9 781419 725418

CARTON QTY: 28

The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s . . . something at first sight. He knows she’s special, possibly even magical. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees

ISBN 978-1-68335-164-1

and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of “friend” gets messier, too.

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Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn’t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it’s this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful. Rachael Allen is the author of 17 First Kisses and The Revenge Playbook. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. Visit Allen at rachaelallenwrites.blogspot.com.

The Last Thing You Said By Sara Biren ISBN 978-1-4197-2304-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2304-9 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 723049

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AN EXCERPT FROM

THE

EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO

ell us a little about yourself,” Mrs. Nanda said. Quentin puffed out his chest. The white button-down shirt and black pants of our school’s uniform for boys made most of them look like limo drivers. But on him the cheap stitching just made it clearer that he was extremely well-muscled underneath. “I am the greatest of my kind,” he said. “In this world I have no equal. I am known to thousands in faraway lands, and everyone I meet can’t help but declare me king!” There was a moment of silence and sputtering before guffaws broke out. “Well . . . um . . . we are all high achievers here at SF Prep,” said Mrs. Nanda as politely as she could. “I’m sure you’ll fit right in?” Quentin surveyed the cramped beige classroom with a cool squint. To him, the other twenty-two laughing students were merely peons on whom his important message had been lost. “Enough wasting of time,” he snapped. “I came to these petty halls only to reclaim what is mine.” Before anyone could stop him he hopped onto Rachel’s desk and stepped over her to the next one, like she wasn’t even there. “Hey! Quentin!” Mrs. Nanda said, frantically waving her hands. “Get down now!” The new student ignored her, and stalked down the column of desks. Toward mine. He stopped on my desk and crouched down, looking me in the eye. His gaze pinned me to my seat. “You!” he said. “What?” I squeaked. Quentin gave me a grin that was utterly feral. “You belong to me.”


The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY F. C . Y E E

American Born Chinese meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this grounded supernatural YA mash-up

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Hilarious new voice: F. C. Yee’s voice is fresh, clever, and universally appealing to all genders and ages ■■ Multi-cultural backdrop: Our second-generation Chinese protagonist balances her Asian-American identity and her newfound, mythological alter ego ■■ Relatable: The contemporary, Bay Area setting is perfectly balanced against Genie’s supernatural encounters, giving the story a grounded feel

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The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie’s every waking thought. But when she discovers she’s a celestial spirit who’s powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered. Enter Quentin, a transfer student from China whose tone-deaf assertiveness beguiles Genie to the brink of madness. Quentin nurtures Genie’s bodacious transformation—sometimes gently, sometimes aggressively—as her sleepy suburb in the Bay Area comes under siege from hell-spawn. This epic YA debut draws from Chinese folklore, features a larger-than-life heroine, and perfectly balances the realities of Genie’s grounded high school life with the absurd supernatural world she finds herself commanding. F. C. Yee grew up in New Jersey and studied economics at Brown University. For his debut novel, he drew inspiration from the best and wisest people in his life. Outside of writing, he practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts. He currently calls the San Francisco Bay Area home.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Like Love ■ ■ BY L E A H KO N E N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Black Mirror: Virtual

A fun, flirty rom-com in which virtual reality technology threatens to derail one girl’s shot at true love

reality is at the forefront of American cultural conversations ■■ Trademark voice: Konen returns with her light, humorous tone that won hearts in The Romantics ■■ Love triangle with a twist: A fresh spin on the traditional love triangle embraces the memory’s role in love

S PECIFICATIONS 336 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2573-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2573-9 US $18.99  CAN $22.99 51899 9 781419 725739

CARTON QTY: 28 eISBN 978-1-68335-165-8

Seventeen-year-old Mabel Shepley loves working at Past Perfect, a sleek, high-tech store in San Francisco, where she helps customers view their memories—or mems—through lens recordings in the privacy of a state-of-the-art VR booth. Mabel hasn’t recorded her own mems since the Very Bad Event of the previous year, but the customers are cool and it pays well. Mabel’s life is easy-breezy until Charlie is hired for the summer. Charlie and Mabel bond over the course of their shared shifts, and soon their innocent flirtation develops into something more serious. But after Mabel catches Charlie

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checking out his mems one evening—and looking morose as a result—her curiosity gets the best of her. Snooping on Charlie by peering into his virtual reality mems leads Mabel down a rabbit hole of misunderstandings that threaten to destroy a love that’s just maybe real. In a world where past hurts and heartbreaks are always accessible, can Mabel Shepley trust her heart enough to find real love in the present?

The Romantics ISBN 978-1-4197-2193-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2193-9 US $18.95  CAN $22.95 51895

Leah Konen is the author of The Romantics, The After Girls, and The Last Time We Were Us. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her dog. Find out more at leahkonen.com.

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Water in May

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY I S M E E A M I E L W I L L I A M S

A pregnant teenager in New York City faces an impossible decision when she discovers that her unborn baby has a severe heart defect

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award potential: This literary young adult novel is based on true events and addresses morally complex themes without an agenda ■■ Heart-wrenching story: The author’s firsthand experience with pediatric cardiology allows her to infuse her prose with authentic joy and heartbreak ■■ Author platform: Ismee Amiel Williams is well connected in the young adult community and already has a blurb from Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient Carolyn Mackler

S PECIFICATIONS 336 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2539-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2539-5 US $17.99  CAN $21.99 51799 9 781419 725395

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Fifteen-year-old Mari Pujols believes that the baby she’s carrying will finally mean she’ll have a family member who will love her deeply and won’t ever leave her—not like her mama, who took off when she was eight; or her papi, who’s in jail; or her abuela, who wants as little to do with her as possible. But when doctors discover a potentially fatal heart defect in the fetus, Mari faces choices she never could have imagined. Surrounded by her loyal girl crew, her off-and-on boyfriend, and a dedicated doctor, Mari

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navigates a decision that could emotionally cripple the bravest of women. But both Mari and the broken-hearted baby inside her are fighters; and it doesn’t take long to discover that this sick baby has the strength to heal an entire family. Inspired by true events, this gorgeous debut has been called “heartfelt, heartbreaking and— yes!—even a little heart-healing, too” by bestselling YA novelist Carolyn Mackler. Ismée Amiel Williams is a former pediatric cardiologist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. As the daughter of a Cuban immigrant, partially raised by her abuelos, her background helped her understand the many Maris she met along the way. Water in May is her first novel.

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Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go By Laura Rose Wagner ISBN 978-1-4197-1204-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1204-3 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 712043

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

She, Myself, and I ■ ■ BY E M M A YO U N G

S E LLING POINTS ■■ On-trend topic: Perfect for fans of sci-fi lite, this tale hits

A brain transplant catapults a teenage girl into a chilling search for identity

on circumstances that are unimaginable yet nearly within our grasps ■■ Modern Frankenstein: With shows like Stranger Things dominating the media, the search for identity has permeated our modern zeitgeist ■■ Riveting romance: Rosa’s search for herself leads her to a surprising romance

S PECIFICATIONS 336 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-2570-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2570-8 US $17.99  CAN $21.99 51799 9 781419 725708

CARTON QTY: 28 eISBN 978-1-68335-152-8

Ever since Rosa’s nerve disease rendered her quadriplegic, she’s depended on her handsome, confident older brother to be her rock and her mirror. But when a doctor from Boston chooses her to

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be a candidate for an experimental brain transplant, she and her family move from London in search of a miracle. Sylvia—a girl from a small town in Massachusetts—is brain dead, and her parents have agreed to donate her body to give Rosa a new life. But when Rosa wakes from surgery, she can’t help but wonder, with increasing obsession, who Sylvia was and what her life was like. Her fascination with her new body and her desire to understand Sylvia prompt a road trip based on self-discovery... and a surprising new romance. But will Rosa be able to solve the dilemma of her identity?

More of Me By Kathryn Evans ISBN 978-1-4197-2372-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2372-8 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 723728

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Emma Young is an award-winning science/medicine journalist and author. Her work has been carried by CNN, the Week, and various newspapers and websites. Her books include the critically acclaimed middle-grade Storm series, as well as adult popularscience nonfiction. She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and two children.

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House of Ash

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY H O P E C O O K

In this chilling young adult novel, two teenagers from different eras connect through a cursed mirror and its demonic master

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Ghost stories don’t die: Horror/ supernatural is a genre that’s here to stay, and its devotees are loyal and voracious ■■ Collectible package: Sam Wolfe Connelly brings his chilling illustrative vision to both the cover and the interior ■■ Romantic twist: Curtis’s fascination with a girl from the past offers an eerie spin on the classic Romeo and Juliet love story

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After hearing voices among an eerie copse of trees in the woods, seventeen-year-old Curtis must confront his worst fear: that he has inherited his father’s mental illness. A desperate search for answers leads him to discover Gravenhearst, a labyrinth mansion that burned down in 1894. When he locks eyes with a steely Victorian girl in a forgotten mirror, he’s sure she’s one of the fire’s victims. If he can unravel the mystery, he can save his sanity . . . and possibly the girl who haunts his dreams. But more than 100 years in the past, the girl in the mirror is fighting her own battles. When her mother disappears and her sinister stepfather reveals his true intentions, Mila and her sister fight to escape Gravenhearst and unravel the house’s secrets—before it devours them both. Hope Cook has been obsessed with all things Victorian and gothic since she was a small child and her parents let her watch one too many atmospheric BBC dramas. She lives in Edmonton, Canada, and holds degrees in literature and art history. House of Ash draws from her personal experience with mental illness and family violence.

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An excerpt from

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o matter where we slept or how big I got, on my birthday my leg would ache, rain would drum against the glass of our

window, and my sister would spin her tales. “Once upon a time . . .” she would always say in the beginning, “on a cold January morning in the year 1894, a girl named Trudchen Maria Grey came into the world in a castle built to resemble a stone Scottish fortress called Dunnottar . . .” Up until the day Aunt Viktoria sent Od away when she was just seventeen, my sister spoon-fed me fairytales to anesthetize my heart from the pain of truth, just as mothers slipped tonics laced with morphine into the mouths of teething babes. Instead of teaching me who we were and why we’d been banished to a small wooden house in the middle of an Oregon filbert farm, Od stuffed my brain full of legends, tall tales, fables, ghost stories, myths, magic, monsters, and promises of an epic adventure. In other words, lies.

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Odd & True

AGES 12 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY C AT W I N T E R S

Two sisters with a dark past face their demons in the latest from master of historical paranormal Cat Winters

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Critically acclaimed author: Winters’s books have garnered starred reviews and acclaim from both teachers and librarians ■■ Compelling plot: Readers will be eager to find out what is real and what is fantasy ■■ Blend of history and magic: Odd & True weaves impeccably researched history with impossibly fantastic monsters

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Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio. In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.

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Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, the latter of which collected three starred reviews and was a William C. Morris Award YA Debut Award finalist. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit the author at catwinters.com.

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Praise for

The Graces ★ “The ending will make readers want to read the entire novel again, immediately, to admire the clues they missed before. Though the facts may be slippery, the prose never is; it’s precise, vivid, and immediate. Powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “The Graces demands to be read twice: The first time for the suspense; the second for the subtleties you missed initially.” —New York Times Book Review “Even putting the magic aside, this will still ring true to the many teenagers who have tried desperately to shape their identities around others.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Mysterious, beautiful, and unnerving, The Graces, like its titular family, will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.” —Samantha Shannon, New York Times–bestselling author of The Bone Season “Powerful, deadly, chilling, and compelling. It’s a masterpiece.” —Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

A G R AC E S N OV E L ■ ■ BY L AU R E E V E

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Summer Grace tells her side of the story in this sexy, spine-tingling sequel to The Graces

■■ Hot new angle: Switching to Summer’s point of view gives readers an ultimate behind-thescenes peek into the seductive life of the Grace family ■■ Epic paranormal face-off: Fans of The Graces will be dying to know if River can be accepted back into the coven after destroying Fenrin’s love ■■ Sexier and scarier: Laure Eve has upped the stakes, atmosphere, and glitz to create an ensorcelling sequel

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Picking up the pieces after the chilling events of the previous year isn’t easy, but the Graces are determined to do it. Wolf is back after a mysterious disappearance, and everyone’s eager to return to normal. Except for Summer, the youngest Grace. Summer has a knack for discovering the truth—and something is troubling her. After a trail of clues leads her to what could be the key to both her family’s mysterious past and the secret of Wolf, she’s determined to vanquish yet another curse. But exposing secrets is a dangerous game, and it’s not one Summer can win alone. At Summer’s behest, the coven comes back together, reluctantly drawing their erstwhile friend River back into the fold. But Wolf’s behavior becomes unpredictable even as Fenrin’s strength fades,

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and Summer must ask herself whether the friend she so loves is also planning her family’s ultimate, cursed demise. This riveting sequel to The Graces is saturated with magic, the destructive cost of power, the complications of family, and the nature of forgiveness. Laure Eve was born in Paris and currently lives in London, where she works in book publishing. In addition to The Graces, Eve is the author of Fearsome Dreamer and The Illusionists (both published in the United Kingdom). You can follow her ultra-witty, reallife musings on Twitter, @LaureEve, and on her website, laureeve.co.uk.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ International sensation: With international publishers in eighteen territories (and

Naondel THE RED ABBEY CHRONICLES: BOOK 2 ■ ■ BY M A R I A T U R T S C H A N I N O F F

This thrilling prequel to the award-winning Maresi explores the founding of the Red Abbey

counting) as well as a movie deal for Book 1, this trilogy will surely garner worldwide acclaim

Praise for Maresi

■■ Strong female characters

★ “Utterly satisfying

readers will root for: In an age of

and completely

“girl power,” here is a true feminist

different from standard

vision about the strengths of

YA fantasy, this Finnish

women and community

import seems primed

■■ Heaps of review praise and

to win over American

awards: The first book is an

readers.” —Booklist,

award-winner in its own country

starred review

and has already received rave

“Dramatic.... But what’s

reviews in the UK. The Guardian

more impressive about

called it “a spellbinding read that

this fantasy is the

is completely unputdownable”

subtlety with which

and the Telegraph said it “stands

the serenity of the

out for its startling originality”

island and its way of life is established.”

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Booklist called Maresi “utterly satisfying and completely different from standard YA fantasy.” Now, Naondel goes back to establish the world of the trilogy and tells the story of the First Sisters—the founders of the female utopia the Red Abbey.

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Imprisoned in a harem by a dangerous man with a dark magic that grants him power over life and death, the First Sisters must overcome their mistrust of one another in order to escape. But they can only do so at a great cost, both for those who leave and for those left behind. Told in alternating points of view, this novel is a vivid, riveting look at a world of oppression and exploitation, the mirror opposite of the idyllic Red Abbey.

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Maria Turtschaninoff began writing fairy tales at the age of five. She has been awarded the Finlandia Junior Prize, the Swedish YLE Literature Prize, and two Society of Swedish Literature Prizes. She is also an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award finalist. Turtschaninoff has a master of arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer. She lives in Finland.

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

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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

■■ Author track record: Ignatow’s past series, the Popularity Papers, sold more than 250,000 copies and garnered rave reviews ■■ Multicultural cast: The main characters—two boys and two girls—span a wide range of

Praise for The Mighty Odds “A 21st-century superhero

ethnicities and backgrounds, answering the call for diversity in children’s literature ■■ Thoughtful illustrations:

story for kids that keeps

This text-driven series uses

you guessing every step of

occasional black-and-white

the way.” —Elizabeth Bird,

illustrations, potentially

School Library Journal

broadening its age range

★ “Ignatow turns on its head the classic middle school good kids–vs.–the

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50 black-and-white illustrations

Hilarious and revealing,

208 pages, 6 × 8"

this series opener is a

Paperback

must-have.” —Kirkus

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completely convincing, and the dialogue

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snug.” —New Yorker “Invites repeated readings.” —Booklist

What do you get when you mix a sci-fi nerd, a cartoonist, a social outcast, and the most popular girl in school with a mysterious bus crash? Some very

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specific—and mighty odd—superpowers. Martina can change her eye color; Nick can teleport four inches to the left; Farshad can develop super strength, but only in his thumbs; and Cookie can read minds, when those minds are thinking about directions. Starring a diverse group of kids, this series’ multiple narrators make for a quirky, contemporary read that tackles identity and stereotypes. Praised widely, Ignatow’s characters have been called “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 scrapbook-style 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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AGES 10 TO 14


AGES 8 TO 12 COMICS

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Tales from the Haunted Pineapple SPONGEBOB COMICS: BOOK 3

■■ Collectible: Includes some of the “scariest” SpongeBob Comics stories ■■ Accessible format: Comes in an affordable package that will

■ ■ BY S T E P H E N H I L L E N B U R G

Dive down to Bikini Bottom in this collection of award– winning comics starring SpongeBob SquarePants

appeal to fans and reluctant readers ■■ International brand: SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most recognizable and profitable brands around the world, earning Nickelodeon eight billion dollars in merchandising revenue and countless awards, including six Annie, two Emmy, and 14 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards ■■ Seasonal opportunity: These spooky-themed stories will come out just in time for Halloween promotions ■■ Beloved series: This third collection will publish in Fall 2017, the same time Abrams ComicArts publishes Treasure Chest, a deluxe hardcover for older fans and collectors

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob Comics: Tales from the Haunted Pineapple is the third collection of previously published material specially curated by SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg. Tales from the Haunted Pineapple includes more than 15

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short, self-contained stories by some of the biggest comics creators in the industry. These original stories feature all the fan favorites—from Patrick and Squidward to Sandy and Mr. Krabs—in original

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adventures you won’t see on television. Best of all, this book includes stories with spooky themes just in time for Halloween. Stephen Hillenburg is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award– winning SpongeBob SquarePants television series and has written, directed, and produced SpongeBob SquarePants movies. Prior to his career in animation, Hillenburg taught marine biology at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. He has won two Emmy and six Annie Awards. He lives in California.

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The Jolly Regina T H E U N I N T E N T I O N A L A DV E N T U R E S O F T H E B L A N D S I S T E R S : B O O K 1 ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY K A R A L A R E AU  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J E N H I L L

The first in a new series features the blandest sisters who ever embarked on a rollicking, swashbuckling, and entirely unintentional adventure—now in paperback

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Clever backdrop: Readers will delight in this whimsical, mockVictorian pastiche ■■ All-female cast: This title, which focuses on two sisters and an all-female band of pirates, is a nice contrast to boy-driven middle-grade novels ■■ First in a series: This paperback publishes in conjunction with the sequel, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express in hardcover

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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, hilarious high jinks, and swashbuckling, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina will appeal to middle-grade readers looking for an anything-but-bland adventure. Kara LaReau was an editor for many years before becoming a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children, as well as the middle-grade series The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters and The Infamous Ratsos. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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SCIENCE FICTION MEETS SCIENCE FACT IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES BY beloved author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New York Times bestselling series: Frank Einstein is a New York Times bestselling series with more than a quarter million copies in print ■■ Renowned author: Jon Scieszka brings his unique and humorous sensibility to this middle-grade series ■■ Common Core: Sciezka, a former teacher, integrates real science into the story, making this the perfect addition to classrooms seeking to observe Common Core guidelines and STEM curricula ■■ Popular genres: Combining adventure and humor, this series taps into the two most popular genres for middle-grade boys

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Explore the mysteries of life in the third and fourth books in the bestselling science-fiction series Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo

BOOK THREE

Science fiction meets science fact! Frank Einstein (kid genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, team up with Klink (a self-assembled artificial intelligence entity) to create the BrainTurbo to power-boost the human body and help their baseball-pitching pal Janegoodall make the team. But when Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity) goes missing, they must first rescue their robot pal and stop T. Edison—Frank’s classmate and archrival—from stealing their latest invention and using it against them!

Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt

BOOK FOUR

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In the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series, kid genius, scientist, and inventor Frank Einstein, along with his best friend, Watson, team up with robots Klink and Klank to compete with T. Edison. This time, they go on a quest to unlock the power behind the science of life with Frank’s newest invention—the EvoBelt—which allows the user to evolve (and devolve) into other life forms, blasting

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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, flies along,

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accelerated by Biggs’ spot illustrations, diagrams, and scientific figures. And there’s plenty of real science here, too.” —Thom Barthelmess, Booklist

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Jon Scieszka’s books include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly

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Stupid Tales, Battle Bunny, and the Time Warp Trio and Spaceheadz series. He lives in Brooklyn. frankeinsteinbooks.com Brian Biggs’s picture books include Everything Goes and the brand-new series Tinyville Town. He lives in Philadelphia. mrbiggs.com

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES, NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! AGES 8 TO 12

■ ■ BY M AC B A R N E T T & 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

For readers of the Wimpy Kid, Origami Yoda, and Timmy Failure series, a deviously clever series about rival pranksters from literary superstars Mac Barnett and Jory John! The Terrible Two Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud. In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Powerhouse team: Mac Barnett and Jory John are both hugely talented, highly visible, bestselling authors. Barnett’s Extra Yarn won a 2013 Caldecott Honor and Battle Bunny earned five starred reviews and was a New York Times bestseller. John’s All My Friends Are Dead sold over 100,000 copies ■■ Illustrated throughout: Kevin Cornell’s illustrations interact with the story to hilarious effect ■■ Reluctant reader appeal: This funny, illustrated, boy-friendly series will appeal to Wimpy Kid, Frank Einstein, and Origami Yoda readers ■■ Heartfelt hilarity: With wellbalanced characters, fresh writing, funny pranks galore, and a ton of heart, The Terrible Two is a great read

the same time.

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terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back—including pranking alongside him. Authors Mac Barnett and Jory John “are in perfect comic harmony” (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamwork—for good, or for terrible.

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Mac Barnett’s bestselling children’s books include the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Extra Yarn. He lives in Berkeley, California. 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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The Sisters Grimm are back— Awards and praise for

OPPENHEIM TOY PORTFOLIO AWARD WASHINGTON POST BOOK OF THE WEEK

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOKS FOR READING AND SHARING INDIEBOUND PICK

2 million in print!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES

“Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s adventures as much as I did.” —Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I Know What You Did Last Summer “Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me eagerly turning the pages.” —R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series “Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm? What a great concept!” —Jane Yolen, award-winning author ★ “Terrific, head-spinning series . . . Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters, this tongue-in-cheek frolic features both a pair of memorable young sleuths and a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future episodes.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Enormously entertaining, the book takes the fractured fairy-tale genre to new heights.” —Time Out New York Kids “An idea that will make other children’s book writers, and tons of aspiring ones, kick themselves for not thinking of it first.” —San Antonio Express-News “A page-turner that incorporates humor, tension, suspense, and a wild cast of characters, readers will have trouble putting this novel down.” —Dallas Morning News “Quirky and reasonable characters, engaging writing, fresh fairy tale references, and a very real fantasy setting.” —Raleigh News and Observer, “Most Promising New Series” ★ “The twists and turns of the plot, the clever humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses of Everafters we think we know, will appeal to many readers.” —Kliatt, starred review

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and with an all-new look! S E LLING AGES 8POINTS TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling series: The Sisters Grimm series has sold more than 1.8 million copies to date and has been published in 19 territories

1 0T H A N N I V E R S A RY E D I T I O N S

(and counting!)

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

■■ Hot topic: Fractured fairy tales, from the Land of Stories series

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm return in an old magic adventure with a new look BOOK FOUR:

BOOK FIVE:

BOOK SIX:

ONCE UPON A CRIME

MAGIC AND OTHER MISDEMEANORS

TALES FROM THE HOOD

to the retelling of Snow White in Disney’s Maleficent, continue to be popular in media for all ages ■■ Fresh package: These new books feature totally redesigned covers and a larger, more eye-catching trim size

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Once Upon a Crime 256 pages, 5½ × 8" ISBN 978-1-4197-2007-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2007-9 50899 9 781419 720079

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Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with

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new cover art. The nine wildly popular books are favorites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales—a trend followed by hit television series and movies such as Grimm and Maleficent; the bestselling book series the Land of Stories; and more. Now, books one through six in this smash-hit series appear with new covers, with books seven, eight, and nine available as revised editions soon.

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Michael Buckley is the author of the successful Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. He is also the author of the Undertow trilogy. He lives in New York City. Peter Ferguson is an illustrator of picture books, comic books, and

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novels. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

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AGES 13 AND AGES 13 AND UP UP MEMOIR YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Unique publishing opportunity: The first book for young readers to depict modern-day North

Every Falling Star T H E T R U E S TO RY 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

Korea and the horrific problems 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 who was 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 recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, “his brothers,” to daily be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir 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. 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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The Steep and Thorny Way

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY C AT W I N T E R S

Prohibition, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamlet collide in this richly imagined historical mystery—now in paperback

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fantastic reviews: The Steep and Thorny Way earned three starred reviews in hardcover and was one of Kirkus Reviews’ best of 2016 ■■ Classical roots: Winters’s fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet ties to high school English literature curricula ■■ Photographs throughout: Period photography lightly illustrates the book, adding an eerie mood and sense of place ■■ Biracial and gay characters: The primary characters promote diversity, and the struggle these protagonists face—seeking acceptance in a world where being different can be dangerous—will resonate with contemporary teens ■■ Historical setting: 1920s Oregon is a rich backdrop for this gripping tale set against the dual issues of Prohibition and the brief reign of the local KKK chapter

New Cover Coming Soon!

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A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

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1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear

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and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now the killer is out of jail and back in town, and he’s claiming that Hanalee’s father’s death wasn’t an accident at all. Instead, he says that Hank was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who just so happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather. In order to get the answers she needs, Hanalee will have to ask a “haint” wandering the roads at night—her father himself. Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, the latter of which collected three starred reviews and was a William C. Morris Award YA Debut Award finalist. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit the author at catwinters.com.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

The Romantics ■ ■ BY L E A H KO N E N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Readers love it: Kirkus Reviews called The Romantics a “sweet

A fresh and funny romantic comedy narrated by Love herself

little bonbon of a story,” Booklist said it’s “a smart, snappy look at romance tropes and a feel-good love story all in one,” School Library Journal hailed it as “a jaunty, entertaining work,” and early readers have raved about it, calling it “one of those rare books that makes you smile after every sentence” ■■ Target-audience appeal: The Romantics has cinematic appeal, à la 500 Days of Summer ■■ Cross-promotional opportunities: The Romantics releases one month before Konen’s newest novel, Like Love

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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

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she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot sauce–wielding “dream girl.” And 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.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl By Jesse Andrews ISBN 978-1-4197-1960-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1960-8 US $9.95  CAN $11.95 50995 9 781419 719608

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Leah Konen grew up in a small farming town in Washington before moving to North Carolina. After studying journalism at the University of North Carolina, 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 television. She is also the author of The Last Time We Were Us. Find out more at leahkonen.com

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RoseBlood

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY A . G . H O WA R D

A haunting new tale inspired by The Phantom of the Opera, from the bestselling author of the Splintered series

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Star author: A. G. Howard is a New York Times bestselling author and a social media powerhouse ■■ Retellings work: Retellings of

Praise for Splintered:

classic tales never go out of style,

YALSA Teens Top Ten List

and The Phantom of the Opera is

The RoseBlood hardcover debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list

known for its superfans ■■ A branded look: The RoseBlood cover has a fresh look while still staying consistent with Howard’s Splintered series branding, which fans love ■■ #1 New York Times bestseller

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A New York Times Bestseller

448 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2723-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2723-8 US $9.99  CAN $11.99 50999 9 781419 727238

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A. G. Howard returns with a creepy, clever novel that will thrill readers. Rune has a mysterious affliction that’s linked to her musical talent. Her mother believes creative direction will help, so she sends Rune to a French arts conservatory rumored to have inspired The Phantom of the Opera. When Rune begins to develop a friendship with the elusive Thorn, she realizes that with him, she feels cured. But as their love grows, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: save Rune or protect the

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phantom haunting RoseBlood, the only father he’s ever known. Fans of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and the Splintered series will adore this retelling of one of the most famous stories of all time. A. G. Howard is the author of the New York Times bestselling Splintered series and is a huge fan of the classic Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera. As a writer, Howard is most at home weaving all things magical into everyday settings and scenes. When she is not writing, she enjoys rollerblading, gardening, and visiting eighteenthcentury graveyards or abandoned buildings to appease her muse’s darker side. You can find her on Twitter, @AGHowardWrites, or at AGHoward.com.

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Splintered Box Set ISBN 978-1-4197-2821-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2821-1 US $29.50  CAN $35.50 52950 9 781419 728211

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

The Graces ■ ■ BY L AU R E E V E

Three glamorous witches take a mysterious loner under their wing

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fantastic reviews: The Graces received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, which called the novel “precise, vivid, and immediate” ■■ Gorgeous package: This novel’s cover has received praise from bloggers who count it among the most beautiful they’ve seen ■■ Promotable author: Laure Eve has been traveling the world to promote her novel, using the hashtag #LaureOnTour

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This fabulously addictive 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, and glamorous— and they’ve cast a spell over their entire town. If you’re not in love with one of them, you want to be one of them. This is especially true for River, the loner new girl at school. River is dark, aloof, and just maybe . . . magical. But 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 book publishing. In addition to The Graces and The Curses (forthcoming from Amulet) she is the author of Fearsome Dreamer and The Illusionists (both published in the United Kingdom). You can follow her ultra-witty, real-life musings on Twitter, @LaureEve, and on her website, laureeve.co.uk.

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The Lie Tree

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY F R A N C E S H A R D I N G E

Named Costa Book of the Year, the young adult novel about the dangerous nature of the truth—now available in paperback

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award-winning title: The Lie Tree was named the Costa Book of the Year, one of just two young adult books that have won this major UK award, and won the Boston

Praise for The Lie Tree ★ “Thematically

Globe–Horn Book Award ■■ Female scientist heroine: Faith is

rich, stylistically

a brilliant natural scientist living

impressive, absolutely

during a time when women were

unforgettable.” —Kirkus

thought inferior to men, and

Reviews, starred review

her story is empowering and protofeminist

★ “Smart, feminist, and shadowy, Hardinge’s talents are on full display here.” —School Library Journal, starred review

■■ Creepy fantasy: Hardinge’s lush prose and eerie plot twists will appeal to fans of Holly Black and Sally Green

★ “Alternately excoriating, haunting, and darkly

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funny.” —Publishers

400 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

Weekly, starred review

Paperback

★ “There is an effortless

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beauty to Hardinge’s writing, which ranges from frank to profound.”

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—Booklist, starred review ★ “A breathtaking,

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action-packed adventure.” —Bulletin of

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the Center for Children’s Books, starred review ★ “A stunner.” —Horn

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Book, starred review

Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men—but inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist a mystery: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She also knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. For one, she knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, she knows that he was murdered. In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it, and when that fruit is eaten, it delivers a hidden truth. But while the tree might hold the key to her father’s murder, it could also lure his murderer directly to Faith. Frances Hardinge is the winner of the Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win the major UK literary prize. She is the author of several books for children, including Cuckoo Song, The Lost Conspiracy, Fly by Night, Well Witched, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. Visit the author at franceshardinge.com.

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Cuckoo Song ISBN 978-1-4197-1939-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1939-4 US $9.95  CAN $11.95 50995 9 781419 719394

Fly By Night ISBN 978-1-4197-2485-5 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2485-5 US $10.95  CAN $13.95 51095

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A Face Like Glass ISBN 978-1-4197-2484-8 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2484-8 US $19.95  CAN $23.95 51995

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ International sensation: This series boasts publication in 18 territories and counting ■■ Strong female characters

Maresi THE RED ABBEY CHRONICLES: BOOK 1 ■ ■ BY M A R I A T U R T S C H A N I N O F F

A powerful fantasy that evokes the world building and moral force of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle—now in paperback

readers will root for: In an age of “girl power,” here is a true feminist vision about the strengths of

Praise for Maresi

women and community

★ “Utterly satisfying

■■ Heaps of review praise and

and completely

awards: Maresi is an international

different from standard

award winner and has received

YA fantasy, this Finnish

rave reviews around the world

import seems primed to win over American readers.” —Booklist,

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starred review

272 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Paperback

“Dramatic.... But what’s

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more impressive about

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this fantasy is the subtlety with which

ISBN 978-1-4197-2698-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2698-9 US $9.99  CAN $11.99 50999

the serenity of the island and its way of life is established.”

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—Horn Book

eISBN 978-1-61312-974-6

New Cover Coming Soon!

Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and poverty. Maresi, a thirteen-year-old novice who fled famine and loss four years prior, is happy in the abbey, safe under the protection of the Mother, contentedly doing her chores and stealing time in the vast library of the House of Knowledge. But then Jai, a girl with a dark past, disrupts Maresi’s idyllic existence. Jai has escaped her home after watching her father and brothers bury her beloved sister alive in an honor killing. And when the dangers of the outside world follow Jai into the sacred space of the abbey, Maresi can no longer hide behind her books and routines—she must act. Maria Turtschaninoff began writing fairy tales at the age of five. She has been awarded the Finlandia Junior Prize, the Swedish YLE Literature Prize, and two Society of Swedish Literature Prizes. She is also an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award finalist. Turtschaninoff has a master of arts in human ecology and works full-time as a writer. She lives in Finland.

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One Year Wiser

TEENS / YOUNG ADULT SELF-HELP

A N I L LU S T R AT E D G U I D E TO M I N D F U L N E S S ■ ■ BY M I K E M E DAG L I A  ■  A S E L F M A D E H E R O B O O K

Harness the power of meditation, gratitude, and loving kindness— and live a healthier, happier life

S E LLING POINTS ■■ A mindfulness guide for young adults: Mindfulness practice has been shown to improve the behavior, relieve the anxiety, and sharpen the focus of young adults

Praise for One Year Wiser: “An inspired, gorgeous book.” –Real Simple

■■ An excellent tool for schools: In recent years, a number of schools have replaced detention with mindfulness practice, leading to extraordinary results; this book is an invaluable resource for teachers and parents looking to promote mindfulness practice among teens ■■ From the author of One Year Wiser: From the bestselling author of One Year Wiser, Mike Medaglia, who has a large and growing social media following and whose Tumblr blog has seen individual posts receive in excess of 25K notes ■■ Structured around the four seasons: Uses the seasons to illustrate humankind’s deep connection to the natural world

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As we travel through the world, we are often faced with conflicts and challenges that cause unhappiness, fear, or anxiety. Meditation, or the practice of mindfulness, has the power to transform this negativity into feelings of love, compassion, and

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positivity. Here, illustrator and Zen Buddhist practitioner Mike Medaglia takes young readers on a journey of self-discovery. Exploring what mindfulness is and the benefits it can bring, you’ll discover a simple yet powerful truth: peace, contentment, and happiness are inside us already–all we need are the tools to access them. This smart, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guide will help readers master the art of living mindfully. Try it—and live a healthier, happier life. Mike Medaglia is a cartoonist, illustrator, and comics editor. He has drawn comics on the theme of meditation for The Huffington Post and The Elephant Journal, and he posts regular illustrated meditations at oneyearwiser.com. Medaglia lives in Reading, England.

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AGES 4 TO 8 JUVENILE / ART

Sonia Delaunay ART IS LIFE

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

■■ Introduces an important artist:

■  W I T H A R T W O R K BY S O N I A D E L AU N AY   ■  A M o M A B O O K

Sonia Delaunay’s colorful abstract works are popular and immediately appealing to children

Take a trip into abstraction with artist Sonia Delaunay and her young son

■■ Fun mother-and-son adventure: Inspired by a blanket Delaunay made for her son, Charles ■■ Teaches about art: Includes reproductions of Delaunay’s paintings and textile design

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Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979), painter and textile, theater, and fashion designer, made enormous contributions to the development of abstraction in the early 1910s. In this new book, Delaunay and her six-year-old son Charles have a fantastical adventure in their car, modeled after her 1925 design for a Citroën convertible. They glide into a landscape of colors and shapes, as if they’ve driven into one of her paintings. Delaunay helps Charles understand her artistic process by asking him what shapes and colors he recognizes along the way, and Charles realizes that his mother’s thoughts about art permeate every aspect of their life.

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Cara Manes is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fatinha Ramos is an awardwinning illustrator and artist who lives in Antwerp,

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S E LLING POINTS ■■ Introduces a great graphic designer: The map is by Massimo Vignelli, an iconic designer ■■ Maps are fascinating: Children love learning how to read maps

Belgium.

The Great New York Subway Map ■ ■ BY E M I L I A N O P O N Z I   ■  A M o M A B O O K

An introduction to the basic concepts of graphic design as well as a love letter to New York City and its iconic subway

■■ Award-winning illustrator: Emiliano Ponzi is author of the bestselling The Journey of the Penguin

This book introduces young readers to the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems, such as creating a map that can be understood by New Yorkers and outof-towners alike. Emiliano Ponzi uses depictions of trains,

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subway stations, and the NYC skyline to tell the story of how

40 pages, 9 × 11¾"

the great graphic designer Massimo Vignelli created a new,

Hardcover with jacket

easy-to-navigate subway map in 1972. A groundbreaking

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work of information design, the subway map continues to be used by over a billion people each year.

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Emiliano Ponzi’s award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and

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the Washington Post. He lives in Milan and New York.

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MoMA


Yayoi Kusama

AGES 4 TO 8 JUVENILE / ART

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

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■   W I T H A R T W O R K BY YAYO I K U S A M A  ■  A M o M A B O O K

■■ Hugely popular artist: Kusama’s

This book on internationally renowned artist Yayoi Kusama tells the story of her quest to cover the world in polka dots—from here to infinity!

exhibitions are enormously popular around the world, and this book will help children understand her life and work ■■ Reproductions of artworks: Includes color reproductions of

“Our earth is only one polka dot among a million

Kusama’s most famous artworks ■■ Instantly appealing to children:

stars in the cosmos.

Filled with bright colors and lots

Polka dots are a way to

and lots of polka dots

infinity.”—Yayoi Kusama

■■ International exhibition: The book coincides with a major exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Mirrors, that will travel to five venues in the United States and Canada in 2017–2018

S PECIFICATIONS 40 pages, 9 x 11¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISBN 978-1-63345-039-4 ISBN-13: 978-1-63345-039-4 US $19.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781633 450394

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RE L ATE D E XHIB ITION Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.: February 23–May 14, 2017 Growing up in the mountains of Japan, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, she had a vision in which the world and everything in it—the plants, the people, the sky— were covered in polka dots. She began to cover her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even her body with dots. As she grew up, she traveled all around the world, from Tokyo to Seattle, New York to Venice, and brought her dots with her. Different people saw these dots in different ways—some thought they were tiny, like cells, and others imagined them enormous, like planets. Every year, Kusama sees more of the world, covering it with dots and offering people a way to experience it the way she does.

Seattle Art Museum: June 30–September 10, 2017 The Broad, Los Angeles: October 2017–January 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada: March–May 2018 Cleveland Museum of Art: July–October 2018

Written by Sarah Suzuki, a curator at The Museum of Modern Art, and featuring reproductions of Kusama’s instantly recognizable artworks, this colorful book tells the story of an artist whose work will not be complete until her dots cover the world, from here to infinity. Sarah Suzuki is a Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Ellen Weinstein is an illustrator whose award-winning work has appeared in numerous books and magazines.

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AGES 3 AND UP ACTIVITY BOOK

100 Christmas Coloring Book ■ ■ I L LU S T R AT E D BY D O M I N I K A L I P N I E W S K A 

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Inspires creativity: Celebrates

■  F R O M TAT E P U B L I S H I N G

Color your way through Christmas!

the transformative power of drawing ■■ Festive: Hundreds of holiday characters and objects to color in, decorate, and count from 1 to 100 ■■ Successful author: From the author of Doodle Town and 100 Coloring Book ■■ Activity book: Packed with coloring and drawing activities for hours of fun

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While away the long winter nights with hundreds of playful, festive objects to color, decorate,

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trace, and count in the 100 Christmas Coloring Book. Choose from 100 snowflakes, 100 Christmas trees, 100 shoppers, 100 animals, including reindeer, 100 tasty treats, and a workshop full of 100 elves and toys. Every single object is different, and all they need is some creative flair to bring them to life. Drawn in Dominika Lipniewska’s bold and graphic style, this book encourages children to look closely at the details that make every person and object visually unique—and to bring their own ideas and creativity to the pages of the book. A perfect gift!

Doodle Town ISBN 978-1-84976-472-8 ISBN 978-1-84976-472-8 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781849 764728

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Dominika Lipniewska is a Polish-born illustrator and designer living in London. Since graduating from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and Cambridge School of Art, her work has appeared on walls, album covers, and in small publications. Her publications include 100 Coloring Book and Doodle Town.

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Whose Eyes Are These?

AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE / ART

■ ■ BY V I R G I N I E G O B E R T- M A R T I N A N D M A D E L I N E P E I R S M A N  ■  F R O M TAT E P U B L I S H I N G

A unique and sumptuous introduction to animals from around the world

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Stunning scenery: Magnificent illustrations filled with engaging animals waiting to be discovered ■■ Hide-and-seek fun: Each spread asks children to find the animal whose eyes are pictured

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout with Pantone 64 pages, 13 × 9⅞" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: ISBN 978-1-84976-506-0 ISBN 978-1-84976-506-0 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781849 765060

FREDERICK THE CHATTY FOX You know I’m cunning, crafty and clever – all foxes are! But most of all I love to talk, I’m a real chatterbox, I can’t stop talking, words just pour out of my mouth, I want to tell you everything, whether it’s true or false. Be quick and turn the page or I’ll tell you all my secrets!

Whose eyes are these? Each spread in this magnificently illustrated book starts with a pair of mysterious eyes and a fun response to the question, and then children are off to discover just who is hiding—in its natural setting. Children can plunge into the colorful ocean and find the jellyfish, fly among beautiful flowers to catch the dizzy hummingbird, and delve into the woods after a prickly hedgehog. With beautiful full color illustrations, highlighted with bright orange foil, this gloriously designed book is eye-catching and engaging for readers of all ages. Virginie Golbert-Martin and Madeline Peirsman are a French writer and illustrator team based in Paris.

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AGES 5 AND UP ACTIVITY BOOK

S E LLING POINTS

Meet the Artist: David Hockney ■ ■ BY R O S E B L A K E   ■   F R O M TAT E P U B L I S H I N G

■■ Activity book: Fun activity book

A fun, creative, and engaging introduction to the work of one of the world’s most popular artists

inspired by the work of David Hockney ■■ Drawing-based projects: Focus on the art of drawing ■■ Includes reproductions of key Hockney artworks: Real art inspiration

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 10¼ × 11" Paperback RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-84976-446-9 ISBN-13: 978-1-84976-446-9 US $12.95  CAN $15.95 51295 9 781849 764469

Draw a picture of a special gift you would like to give your friends and family each day. It could be the same gift or seven different ones. You could then take a picture of your drawings and email them to all your friends and family. Which colours would you use to show these emotions?

Colour Wheel

Cold Colours

Warm Colours Primary Colours

Each day, Hockney liked to draw a different bunch of flowers on his mobile phone.

Happy

Sad

Angry

Jealous

Excited

Nervous

Shy

Brave

Colour is very important in the bright landscapes painted by Hockney. Colours can help an artist show location, mood, time and lots more in their artworks.

Hockney has created a number of stage designs for opera, theatre and ballet productions.

Write your very own play – think about the characters, the plot and the ending.

The colour wheel above shows which colours go together and which are contrasting.

Tuesday

Monday

Wednesday Confident

Hock ney’s stage first desig n was for an opera called The Rake Progress. ’s

Then once you’re happy, design the ideal stage set for it.

Here are a few key things to think about. A stage set should: Tell us where the play is happening — is it inside or outside? Is it in a wood, or in a castle?

Thursday

Provide a mood and atmosphere — is the play happy or sad? Is it scary?

Create a style and tone — is it bright and colourful or dark and mysterious?

With bold, colorful, and playful illustrations by Rose Blake, Meet the Artist: David Hockney is packed with inspiring activities for budding artists. Bursting with fun things to do, this clever book introduces Then he would email them to his friends and family – so they had a fresh bunch of flowers every day!

children to the internationally renowned artist in a fun and engaging way. A brief introduction to the artist’s life Friday is followed by a series of drawing-based activities that explore prominent themes and Saturday Sunday ideas in his work. Featuring beautiful reproductions of key Hockney paintings and drawings, the book encourages children to use art as an avenue for exploring ideas and expressing their own experiences through art making. Born in London, Rose Blake studied at Kingston University, London, and the Royal College of Art. Her bold, playful work is inspired by music, the art world, and the relationship between things. She has worked for clients including bbc.co.uk and Converse. The daughter of artist Peter Blake, she is also a member of the This Is It collective, and runs the website studiomusic.fm.

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This Way, That Way

AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE / ART

■ ■ BY A N TO N I O L A D R I L LO  ■  F R O M TAT E P U B L I S H I N G

An endearing flip-and-fold introduction to shapes and colors

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fun, interactive format: Pages are die-cut to flip and fold back and forth, creating new images ■■ Teaches about basic colors and art forms: As children flip through the pages, they learn about art forms. ■■ Wordless book: Perfect for even the youngest children

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 24 pages, 7 1/8 × 7 1/8" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: ISBN 978-1-84976-451-3 ISBN 978-1-84976-451-3 US $12.95  CAN $15.95 51295 9 781849 764513

This Way, That Way is fun and endlessly surprising. The pages of the book, which are die-cut and stamped with fold lines, feature a sequence of brightly colored shapes, animated with smiling expressions. As the reader opens and closes, folds and unfolds the pages, colorful characters in the shapes of squares, circles, lines, and outlines start to relate to one another in new ways. Wordless and infectiously cheerful, This Way, That Way introduces very young children to the building blocks of art in an endearing way. Antonio Ladrillo is a graphic artist based in Valencia, Spain. His work encompasses different areas within the fields of illustration and graphic design. Under the name Antonion Gonzalez, he exhibits paintings, which have been the focus of six solo shows and various group shows in Europe and the United States.

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Hedgehog Holidays

AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE / ART

■ ■ BY R U T H G R E E N  ■   F R O M TAT E P U B L I S H I N G

S E LLING POINTS

The rhyming story of two hedgehogs, Hilda and Herbert, on their day at the beach

■■ Successful author: Ruth Green’s previous titles, Noisy Neighbors and Stanley’s Plan, have been popular ■■ Everyone loves the beach: Even

With a delicious picnic under one arm and

in winter, everyone dreams of a

bathing suits under the other, Hilda and Herbert

sunny day at the beach

enthusiastically make the most of everything the

■■ Colorful, vintage feel: Ruth

seaside has to offer: building sand castles, playing

Green’s illustrations have a retro

ball, surfing with dolphins, and last, but not least,

appeal

enjoying ice cream at the end of the day. With distinctive, retro-looking illustrations and rhyming text, this book is filled with fun and laughter, and is the

S PECIFICATIONS

perfect companion for a day in the sunshine.

Full-color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 7⅞ × 9⅝"

Ruth Green is a British printmaker who

Hardcover

lives in Birmingham, England. Her

RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA

striking prints, all screen-printed by

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

hand, are inspired by mid-century design

ISBN 978-1-84976-484-1 ISBN 978-1-84976-484-1 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495

and pattern. She is the author of the successful Noisy Neighbors and Stanley’s Plan.

9 781849 764841

AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE / ART

Inspector Brunswick

S E LLING POINTS

THE CASE OF THE MISSING EYEBROW

■■ Debut author and illustrator: Exciting new debut from this

■ ■ BY A N G E L A K E O G H A N A N D C H R I S L A M S A M

fantastic author and illustrator

■  F R O M TAT E P U B L I S H I N G

pairing

The first in a new series of Victorian-era detective stories

■■ Victorian-era mystery story: Clever, period-style illustrations, assistant Nelson are enjoying a day at the art museum, but something's wrong... The Admiral's portrait is missing its eyebrow!

■■ Appealing new character: The

They must search the museum high and low to uncover the clues and find the culprit. But things aren't quite as they seem... Can Brunswick first book starring the andin Nelsonauseseries their powers of detection to solve the mystery? Find out in this funny and charming book world’s greatest the first in thecat Inspectordetective! Brunswick series.

■■ Teaches children to look at art: unique

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout UK £11.99 US $16.95 CAN $19.95 ISBN 978-1-84976-444-5

Angela Keoghan Chris Lam Sam

Teaches that every work of art is

Inspector Brunswick: The Case of the Missing Eyebrow

and lots Inspector of humor Brunswick, the world's greatest cat detective, and his loyal

After a long week of investigating crimes, the world’s greatest cat detective, Inspector Brunswick, and his loyal Angela Keoghan Chris Lam Sam

assistant, Nelson, are visiting the art museum. They’ve barely arrived when Brunswick’s whiskers tingle with curiosity. The art museum’s prized portrait of the Admiral somehow looks different! Clever conclusions and sophisticated solutions ensue as Brunswick and Nelson track down the missing item, discovering in the process a caterpillar with a fondness for art. Introducing a set of endearing characters, the first mystery

with one gatefold

in this new series takes a close look at the subtle details that

32 pages, 9¼ × 10⅞"

make every work of art unique.

Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-84976-444-5 ISBN 978-1-84976-444-5 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695 9 781849 764445

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Angela Keoghan is an award-wining illustrator and designer. Chris Lam Sam is a children’s book author, writer, entertainer, and musician. Both live in New Zealand.


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37

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86

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88

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2

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38

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40

Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for

4

Better Together

5

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

6

In My Room

42

7

Charlie Builds

43

9

100 Things I Love to Do with You

10

INFORMATION

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89

The Mighty Odds

American Gothic

90

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

91

The Jolly Regina

44

Danza!

92

Frank Einstein

Things That Make Me Happy

46

Jelly, Garbage + Toys

93

The Terrible Two

Buildablock

47

Facing Frederick

94

The Sisters Grimm

Amazing Architects

12

Barnyard Boogie!

13

I Am Yoga

49

14

Who Loves Me?

50

Lovey Bunny 15 16

96

Every Falling Star

Dinosaur Empire!

97

The Steep and Thorny Way

Raid of No Return

98

The Romantics

52

Friends and Foes

99

RoseBlood

All Aboard!

53

The End of Time

100

The Graces

Changing Faces

54

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

101

The Lie Tree

60

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102

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63

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103

One Year Wiser

22

I Love You

64

In the Deep Blue Sea

104

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23

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66

Sidetracked

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24

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67

The Uncanny Express

105

25

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Whose Eyes Are These?

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Meet the Artist: David Hockney

28

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109

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29

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30

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A Skinful of Shadows

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78

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Like Love

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83

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Front cover and pages 60–61: illustration from Unicorn Power! Lumberjanes Book 1, Lumberjanes TM & © 2017 Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. Inside front cover and page 43: from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, illustration © 2017 by Stacy Innerst. Back cover and pages 20–21: illustration from Princesses Wear Pants, copyright © 2017 Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim. Pages 64–65: illustration © 2017 by Nick Iluzada. Page 66: illustration © 2017 by Jim Tierney. Page 71: illustration © 2017 by Greg Ruth. Page 76: illustration © 2017 by Vincent Chong. Page 77: illustration © 2017 by Libby VanderPloeg. Pages 78–79: illustration © 2017 by Vincent Chong. Page 81: illustration © 2017 by Darren Booth. Page 82: illustration © 2017 by Eleni Kalorkoti. Page 83: illustration © 2017 by Sam Wolfe Connelly. Pages 84–85: illustration © 2017 by Nathália Suellen. Pages 86–87:  illustration © 2017 by Spencer Charles. Page 88: illustration © 2017 by Jeffrey Alan Love. Page 74: illustration © 2017 by Yelena Bryksenkova. Pages 94–95: illustration © 2017 by Cory Godbey. Page 97: illustration © 2017 by Symon Chow. Page 98: illustration © 2017 by Jordan Sondler. Page 99: illustration © 2017 by Nathália Suellen. Page 100:  illustration © 2017 by Spencer Charles. Page 101: illustration © 2017 by Vincent Chong. Page 102: illustration © 2017 by Jeffrey Alan Love.

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