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CONTENTS

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Skyfishin

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Charlie Rides

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The Road Home

AMULET PAPERBACKS

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Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian

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Happy Home

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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

4

So Many Feet

29

Rhino in the House

54

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

5

Making Faces

30

Bees

6

Fruits in Suits

31

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Vegetables in Underwear

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SpongeBob Comics

Come On In, America

60

To Kick a Corpse

The Golden Rule

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Fly By Night

62

The Sisters Grimm 10th Anniversary

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Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions:

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All in a Day

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I Lost My Sock

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A Good Day for a Hat

AMULET BOOKS

12

Today I Feel . . .

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Terrible Two Go Wild

13

Barnyard Boogie!

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Against the Odds

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Deep in the Forest

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Jack and the Geniuses

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Hello Kitty Presents the

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One Trick Pony

Storybook Collection

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Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions:

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Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

Reissues

Book 2 65

Seven Ways We Lie

Poptropica: Book 3

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The Haters

Red’s Planet: Book 2

MOMA

Book 3 45

Camp Rolling Hills: Book 3

Alexander Hamilton

8 9

The Prince and the Porker

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Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake

Red Cloud

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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

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Stack the Cats

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The Last Thing You Said

Frank Einstein and the Amazing Bio-Action Gizmo

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Brobot Bedtime

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A Face Like Glass

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T. Veg

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Finding Mighty

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Babar’s Guide to Paris

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More of Me

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South

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Done Dirt Cheap

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My Kicks

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Noteworthy

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The Inconceivable Life of Quinn

On the cover: Art from South (front) and Jack and the Geniuses (back). Contents page: Art from One Trick Pony.

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Sonia Delaunay

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The Great New York Subway Map

TATE PUBLISHING

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Singer and the Paint

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Jill & Lion The Parrot Song

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Meet Georgia O’Keeff

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Raspberry Pi Block Adventures The Best We Could Do

Front cover and page 24: © Daniel Duncan; back cover and pages 38–39: © Nick Illuzada; inside cover and pages 40–41: © Nathan Hale; page 2: author photo © Bob Bianchini; page 3: illustrations © Brian Biggs; page 4: illustrations © Nichole Mara; pages 6–7: illustrations © Jared Chapman; page 8: illustrations © Susie Ghahremani; page 9: illustrations © Nikki McClure; page 10: illustrations © Elio; page 11: illustrations © Rob Hodgson; page 12: illustrations © Madalena Moniz; page 13: illustrations © Allison Black; page 14: illustrations © Lucie Brunelliere; page 15: illustrations © 2016 SANRIO CO., LTD.; page 16 and pages 22–23: illustration © Laurent de Brunhoff; page 17: illustrations © David oberts, Peter Bently author photo © Booktrust; page 18–19: illustrations © David Roberts; page 20: illustrations © Scott Campbell; page 21: illustrations © Katherina Manolessou; page 25: illustrations © Katie Kath, Katie Kath author photo © Philip Kath; page 26: illustrations © Poly Bernatene; page 27: illustrations © Sarah Jacoby; page 29: illustrations © Daniel Kirk; page 30: illustrations © Piotr Socha; page 32: illustrations © S. D. Nelson, author photo © Catherine Uno; page 34: author photo © Robert Osborne; pages 36 and 44: illustration © Joe Sutphin; page 37: illustration © Little Friends of Printmaking; page 39: photo of Bill Nye by Jesse DeFlorio, photo of Gred Mone by Louise Abate; page 42: © Sandbox Networks, Inc., illustrated by Kory Merritt; page 43: illustration © Eddie Pittman; page 45: illustration © Brian Biggs; page 46: illustration © Vincent Chong; page 47: illustration © Reid K. Johnson; page 48: illustration © Shannon May; page 50: illustration © Ben Wiseman; page 51: illustration © Chris Silas Neal; page 53: illustration © Gilbert Ford; pages 54–55: illustrations © Brian Biggs; page 55: illustration © Melissa Manwill; pages 58–59: illustrations © United Plankton Pictures, Inc., author photo © Craig Matthew/ Nickelodeon; page 60: illustration © Jonathan Beckerman; page 61: illustration © Vincent Chong; pages 62–63: illustrations © Cory Godbey; page 64: illustration © Joe Sutphin; page 67: Color Rhythm No. 1921-1973, 1973, Gouache and pencil on paper 27 1/4 x 22” (69.2 x 55.9 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation, and Pajamas for Tristan Tzara, 1923, Watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 1/4 x 9” (31.0 x 22.8 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection, Fatinha Ramos author photo© Ann Dewulf; page 68: Massimo Vignelli and Joan Charysyn, Unimark International Corporation, New York, New York Subway Map, 1970-1972, Lithograph, Publisher: New York City Transit Authority, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of the designer, © 2016 Massimo Vignelli; page 72: Best We Could Do cover illustration © Thi Bui.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

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Charlie Rides PLANES, TRAINS, BIKES, AND MORE! ■ ■ BY B O B B I A N C H I N I

The first in a new original board-book series depicts transportation with a tender twist

■■ Perennial subject: Transportation is a wildly popular category for the board-book set ■■ Father’s Day promotion: There aren’t many popular board books that feature a father-child connection. This title fi ls a gap and is perfect for Father’s Day promotions ■■ New series: The sequel, Charlie Builds, a construction-themed board book, will follow in Fall 2017

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 20 pages, 7½ × 7½" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2292-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2292-9 US $8.95  CAN $1 0.95 50895 9 781419 722929

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Charlie loves things that go—planes, trains, bicycles, scooters, and even spaceships! He also loves to share in the fun of each mode of transportation with his dad. But, for Charlie, the best ride

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of all is when his dad swoops him up onto his shoulders for a piggyback ride! The first in a fresh, new board-book series takes the evergreen concept of transportation and gives it a tender, loving twist. Perfect for new dads and Father’s Day promotions, Charlie Rides captures a child’s love for transportation while also affirming that the quality time shared between father and son is what means the most.

Whose Truck? ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 61 2-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6 US $9.95  CAN $115.95 0995

Bob Bianchini is a successful logo, lettering, print, and web designer. Charlie Rides is his first picture book. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian

AGES UP TO 3 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY B R I A N B I G G S

When a beloved book goes missing, it’s the Tinyville Town librarian to the rescue

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Continuing series: Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian is a continuation of the successful Tinyville Town series ■■ Attractive format: The smaller books in the Tinyville Town series are board books, a format experiencing signifi ant growth in the children’s market ■■ Popular subject matter: Librarians, heroes who bring joy to children through creative programming and finding the right books for the right children, will be celebrated during the 2017 National Library Week, April 9–15 ■■ Art style: Biggs’s bold, graphic, comic-infl enced art style has serious kid appeal, as we know from the Frank Einstein series

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 22 pages, 6½ × 7½" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2322-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2322-3 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 Tinyville Town I'm a Librarian 9-copy carton pack 3 copies I'm a Librarian 3 copies I'm a Firefighter 3 copies I'm a Veterinarian ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2496-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2496-1 US $71 .55  CAN $89.55 57155 9 781419 724961

Welcome to Tinyville Town, where the sun is always shining and everyone has a job to do. In Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian, we see what it’s like in a day in the life of the town librarian. A beloved book is missing, and it’s up to Tinyville Town's librarian to find it! Is it on the shelf? Has it been checked out? Is it part of a display? Where could it be?! With a nod to Richard Scarry’s Busytown and the neighborhood feel of Sesame Street, this new series from author/illustrator Brian Biggs (the Frank Einstein series) introduces the residents of Tinyville Town and all the hard work they do. Brian Biggs has collaborated with Garth Nix, Cynthia Rylant, and Katherine Applegate, in addition to working on his own picture books in his Everything Goes series. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Tinyville Town: I'm a Firefighter ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 34-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2134-2 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795

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Tinyville Town: I'm a Veterinarian ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 35-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2135-9 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795

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AGES UP TO 3 PICTURE BOOK

So Many Feet ■ ■ BY N I C H O L E M A R A  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY A L E X A N D E R V I DA L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Unique approach: There are a lot of animal books out there, and

A playful book about the amazing things animal feet can do

a fair number of books about body parts, but none introduce animals—exotic and common—by relating them to a familiar body part. Small children use their feet—almost as much as they use their eyes, noses, and mouths— to explore the world around them, and in this book, they can discover the animal kingdom ■■ Sophisticated yet accessible art style: One of the things that Appleseed does best is big, bold board books with sophisticated art and information that is still accessible to the intended audience ■■ Fresh, new talent: So Many Feet is Vidal’s first book, and it’s very exciting to be launching the career of a fresh, new talent

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 34 pages, 8 × 8¾" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1- 41 97-231 8-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2318-6 US $1 2.95  CAN $155.95 1295 9 781419 723186

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High feet, slow feet, fast feet, snow feet! So Many Feet introduces young children to the great diversity in the natural world, using feet as an accessible point of entry. The playful, rhyming main text offers some information, but is mostly fun to read aloud. The secondary text offers more facts about each animal and what makes its feet so unique. The book ends by asking children whether their feet can do all the things animals’ feet can do. Nichole Mara only has two feet, and she’s not afraid to use them to run, jump, and play all around New York City. Alexander Vidal is a recent graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design and has a passion for animals. So Many Feet is his fi st book.

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Making Faces A F I R S T B O O K O F E M OT I O N S ■ ■ P H OTO G R A P H S BY M O L LY M AG N U S O N

An interactive book of faces that includes a mirror to encourage babies to recognize and mimic facial expressions, match, and play

AGES UP TO 3 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beautiful photography: As one of the leading photographers in the industry, Magnuson elevates the look of this project beyond that of the typical board book ■■ Interactive: The inclusion of a mirror in this book allows babies to watch themselves making the expressions explored in the book—and many more ■■ Developmental: Addresses two essential developmental milestones: recognizing emotions through facial expressions and learning to point, a key communication skill for babies not yet ready to talk. The book also off rs the added benefits of vocabulary building, matching, and play ■■ Inclusive: The babies featured in Making Faces are from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 14 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2383-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2383-4 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 723834

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Making Faces 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2497-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2497-8 US $53.70 CAN $65.70 55370

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This baby is happy. Can you make a happy face? Find the happy baby! This bold, beautiful board book features six essential facial expressions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, silly, and sleepy. The idea is simple: Show a large, establishing image of a baby’s face, then children making the same face, then ask the reader to find that baby among several other faces. The very last spread includes all of the baby faces and a mirror so babies can watch themselves make every face imaginable!

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Snuggle the Baby ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 1 24-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1124-4 US $1 2.95  CAN $155.95 1295 9 781419 711244

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The hilarious follow-up to VEGETABLES

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Vegetables in Underwear (picture book) ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 464-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2377-3 US $1 4.95  CAN $156.95 0795 9 781419 723773

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Fruits in Suits 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2621- 7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2621-7 US $89.70  CAN $1507.70 8970 9 781419 726217

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in UNDERWEAR

AGES 2 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY JA R E D C H A P M A N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Silly humor: Fruits in Suits

Fruits in Suits

perfectly plays to the humor of preschoolers while explaining Have you ever seen a banana in a bikini? Or a tangerine in trunks? What about grapes in goggles?

the many meanings of the word suit ■■ Summer read: Beach-bound

In this uproarious follow-up to

fruits are perfect for summer

Vegetables in Underwear, kids will

reading promotions

learn that there are many kinds of suits—including suits for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and scuba diving. But can you wear a business

■■ Cross promotion: The boardbook edition of Vegetables in Underwear will release for cross-promotion

suit to the beach? Fruits in Suits has the same irreverent silliness as Vegetables in Underwear and shows just how much fun swimsuits can be—and how important it is to hold on to them when you jump into the water!

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The hilarious picture book starring veggies in their skivvies is now available in board book format

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Vegetables in Underwear S E LLING POINTS A bunch of friendly vegetables wear colorful underwear of all varieties—big, small, clean, dirty, serious, and funny—demonstrating the silliness and necessity of our undies. The unexpectedness of vegetables in their unmentionables is enough to draw giggles, but the pride with which this “big kid” attire is flaunted in front of the baby carrots in diapers will tickle readers of all ages. With art that looks good enough to eat, this

■■ Glorification of veggies: This book encourages a love of vegetables ■■ Potty-training inspiration: Chapman’s story encourages little ones to leave their diapers behind for underwear

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deliciously vibrant story will encourage

Full-color illustrations

preschoolers to celebrate having left those

22 pages, 7 × 7"

diapers behind!

Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2377-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2377-3 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795

Jared Chapman was born in Louisiana, grew up in Texas, went to college in Georgia, and now calls the piney woods of northeast Texas his home. He is the author/illustrator

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of Vegetables in Underwear; Steve; Raised by Wolves; and Pirate, Viking & Scientist.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

Stack the Cats ■■ SUSIE GHAHREMANI

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A whimsical book about counting and organizing cats

■■ A debut book by a well-known illustrator: As the founder of retail site boygirlparty.com, Susie Ghahremani has established herself as an illustrator with a strong following in the gift and stationery worlds. She has illustrated two picture books, but this is her first author-illustrated work ■■ Cats: Dogs might be man’s best friend, but people really, really love cats. One of the things that makes them so lovable is that they are independent and strong-willed, making the idea of stacking them all the more humorous ■■ Developmental: Counting forward and backward, understanding when there are more or fewer of something, and grouping and recognizing the number of items in a group are key early-math skills for toddlers. All of these concepts are touched upon in Stack the Cats

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8 × 8" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2349-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2349-0 US $1 4.95  CAN $157.95 1595 9 781419 723490

CARTON QTY: 40 One cat sleeps. Two cats play. Three cats stack!

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Stack the Cats is a charming book about counting and organizing cats in various formations. But when the cats decide to go their own way—as cats often will—it’s time to count down until there’s only one sweet cat left. Counting forward and backward, understanding when there are more or fewer of something, and grouping and recognizing the number of items in a group are key early-math skills for toddlers, making Stack the Cats as developmentally sound as it is ridiculously adorable. Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). When not painting tiny paintings, illustrating children’s books, designing stationery and gifts, teaching at RISD, exhibiting her work internationally, shipping orders, or connecting with the illustration community, she lives in sunny San Diego with her husband and zillions of pets.

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All in a Day

AGES 0 TO 3 BOARD BOOK

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

The stunning New York Times bestselling picture book by two celebrated creators—now available as a board book for the youngest readers

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beloved artist: Nikki McClure’s books about treasuring family and nature have sold over 125,000 copies and consistently garner glowing reviews

Praise for All in a Day

■■ Revival of a bestseller: This new

“The word ‘lovely’ gets

format will introduce the already-

tossed around, but it

beloved All in a Day to new fans

seems to fit both the

of the younger set

words and the art of

■■ Rhythmic read-aloud: Rylant’s

this ode to the day.”

spare, poetic text makes this

—Booklist, starred

book perfect for bedtime and

review “Astonishingly detailed,

story time ■■ Gentle environmentalist

the artwork evokes

message: Printed with recycled

the feel of classic

materials, All in a Day celebrates

1940s and ’50s picture

the gifts the earth gives us and

books.” —School

the small, but important, ways

Library Journal

in which we can express our gratitude

“[Children will] enjoy Rylant’s rhythms and the tenderness of

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McClure’s images.”

Full-color illustrations

—Publishers Weekly

30 pages, 7½ × 7⅜" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1- 41 97-261 2-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2612-5 US $8.95  CAN $1 0.95 50895 9 781419 726125

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This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers—the opportunities and chances that won’t ever come again—and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet.

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Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant’s poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure’s stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred. Cynthia Rylant is the author of over a hundred books for children. She won the Newbery Medal for Missing May and the Newbery Honor for A Fine White Dust. Nikki McClure is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; and How to Be a Cat.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Childlike Humor: I Lost My Sock! was written with a sense of childlike silliness. Some of the sock options Ox offers are

I Lost My Sock! A M ATC H I N G M YS T E RY ■ ■ BY P. J . R O B E R T S   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY E L I O

A humorous story about friendship and misunderstanding—and an introduction to color, shape, and pattern recognition

plausible, but some are ridiculous and sure to delight children ■■ Bold, graphic art style: Elio’s geometric designs for the main characters are very charming and hint at the early-math skills presented in this book ■■ Developmental: By the time a child is a year old, he is beginning to understand relative size and recognize colors and shapes. At two, he knows the names of colors and of familiar objects like hats and socks. And by the time he is four, a child understands the concept of matching. Beyond all this, small children are always on the go, and socks are forever getting lost, so the context is very familiar. These are the considerations that inspired I Lost My Sock!

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 24 pages, 8 × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2301- 8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2301-8 US $1 2.95  CAN $155.95 1295 9 781419 723018

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“I lost my sock!” says Fox. “Have you seen it?” So begins Ox’s ridiculous attempts to help Fox find his missing sock. He presents each new option just before the page turn so the reader has a moment to decide for him or herself whether Ox has, in fact, found Fox’s sock. At its heart, I Lost My Sock! is the story of a funny misunderstanding between friends. But it’s also about pattern, color, and shape recognition; comparing and contrasting; and object identifi ation. Mastery of these skills enriches a child’s vocabulary, prepares him to understand letters and numbers, and helps him gain a better sense of the world around him. Elio’s bold, geometric character designs further reinforce the early math concepts hinted at in this book. P. J. Roberts is forever losing socks, but doesn’t mind wearing polka dots with stripes. Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos has worked for Disney, Nickelodeon, and Nick Jr., among others. He teaches illustration at Columbia University in Chicago.

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A Good Day for a Hat

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ W R I T T E N BY T. N AT F U L L E R  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY R O B H O D G S O N

A whimsical story about finding just the right hat for any occasion

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Taps into a child’s imagination: Young children love playing dress-up, and a hat is one of the most accessible articles of clothing for imaginative play. Plus, in A Good Day for a Hat, anything is possible when the door opens or a child turns the page ■■ Repetition and anticipation: The structure of this book is very predictable. It won’t be long before children realize that every time Mr. Brown steps outside (and every time the page is turned), something silly happens. Recognizing patterns in this way is a step toward building problem-solving skills. Additionally, repeated text helps children recognize words and “read” along with their parents, key steps to pre-literacy ■■ Charming illustrations: Rob Hodgson’s accessible, silly, almost childlike art is the perfect complement to this playful text. The details he adds to his backgrounds and characters are sure to tickle children and parents alike

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 7 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2300-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2300-1 US $1 5.95  CAN $159.95 1595 Mr. Brown loves hats and can’t leave the house without wearing just the right one. But on this day, every time he opens the door to leave, the situation changes, and Mr. Brown must change his hat accordingly. At last, wearing every hat he owns, Mr. Brown is on his way. When he finally arrives at his destination, we find that it’s Mr. Brown’s birthday, and his friends have just the right hat for that as well.

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T. Nat Fuller is very fond of hats and is on a constant quest to find just the right one. A Good Day for a Hat was inspired by real-life events sure to be recognized by anyone living in Chicago. Rob Hodgson is an award-winning illustrator living in Bristol, England.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beautiful art: Madalena Moniz’s soft, gentle watercolor paintings are the perfect complement

Today I Feel . . . A N A L P H A B E T O F E M OT I O N S ■ ■ BY M A DA L E N A M O N I Z

An alphabet book that covers feelings from Adored to Zzz...

to a book about feelings. Plus, her unexpected approach to some emotions, such as kind, quiet, and excited, offers a level of sophistication adults will appreciate ■■ Timely concept: There have been several recent articles about the impact of digital media on the emotional intelligence of young children. The concern is that children who spend more time with devices than socializing might have difficulty identifying and dealing with their emotions and the emotions of others. Today I Feel... offers a context in which parents and children can talk about emotions, even the not-so-pleasant ones, such as grumpiness and jealousy ■■ Multiple levels: In addition to being a book of feelings, Today I Feel... is an alphabet book, reinforcing letter names and shapes and offering vocabulary enrichment

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 64 pages, 7½ × 11" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2324-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2324-7 US $1 4.95  CAN $157.95 1495 9 781419 723247

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Beautifully illustrated by Madalena Moniz’s subtle watercolors, Today I Feel... follows a child through a whole range of emotions, from adored to curious to strong. Not all of the emotions are positive and not all of them are simple, but they are all honest and worthy of discussion with a young child. Madalena Moniz is an illustrator based in Lisbon. After graduating from the University of the West of England in 2009, she worked as an art director in an advertising agency before joining a small group of talented friends in a lovely studio space to work as a freelancer.

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Barnyard Boogie!

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ 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

This charming book is a wonderful read-aloud featuring musical sounds and a refrain children will love repeating

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Great read-aloud: Thanks to McCanna’s musical background, he has created a text full of rhyme, rhythm, and call-andresponse that children will love. The questioning refrain (“What can Cow do?”) will also build a sense of anticipation ■■ Rich language: Whether they realize it or not, hearing different sounds and rhyming pairs helps prepare children to read. They begin to understand that letters combine to make sounds, and will eventually learn that those letters and sounds can be strung together to make words on a page. Barnyard Boogie! is full of rhyming and nonsense sounds that will enrich and delight ■■ Connected author: McCanna is a new author, so his following is growing, but he is very active on social media, and is a SCBWI SF/ South assistant regional advisor ■■ Exuberant illustrations: Black’s bold, colorful, humorous illustrations are sure to charm children and adults alike

The Barnyard Band is performing today. All the musicians are coming to play! Each animal

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musician knows what to do, but Cow can only moo! This charming book is a wonderful read-aloud

Full-color illustrations

featuring musical sounds and a refrain children will love repeating. Tim McCanna’s playful text will

24 pages, 9 × 9"

have children laughing at the funny musical sounds, and Allison Black’s energetic illustrations will

Hardcover

make children want to get up and move. Barnyard Boogie! is full of rhyming and nonsense sounds that will enrich and delight.

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Tim McCanna creates books, songs, and apps for children. His debut picture book, Teeny Tiny Trucks, was released in October 2013 in hardcover and as an interactive story app. In the coming year, he has three books coming out (Bitty Bott, Water Song, and Jack Be Ninja). 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, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and

ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2346-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2346-9 US $1 2.95  CAN $155.95 1295 9 781419 723469

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Illustrators. Follow his blog, watch his videos, and hear samples of his music at timmccanna.com. Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in cute and colorful creations. Originally from upstate New York, she received her BFA at Syracuse University and has since lived in Los Angeles,

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Minneapolis, and now Columbus, Ohio. Over the years, she has developed products ranging from

Ballroom Bonanza ISBN 978-0-81 09-8842-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1124-4 US $1 6.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 295

baby bedding and toddler clothes to Christmas ornaments and Easter baskets. But no matter what she’s creating, she always bring a little “Allison flair” to the product through her illustration style, thoughtful design, and fanciful critters.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beautiful package: The gorgeous illustrations and oversize trim make Deep in the Forest a very attractive package

Deep in the Forest A S E E K- A N D - F I N D A DV E N T U R E ■ ■ BY J O S E F A N TÒ N  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY LU C I E B R U N E L L I È R E

Over 50 animals—from ants to fish to bears— hide under the flaps and on the lush pages of this beautiful oversize board book

■■ Novelty element: The seekand-find nature of the text is enhanced by flaps that children can lift to find more animals hidden on the page ■■ Developmental: Deep in the Forest introduces a number of exotic animals and a lot of rich vocabulary

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 14 pages, 11 × 13" Board book with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2351- 3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2351-3 US $1 7.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 795 9 781419 723513

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Deep in the forest, early in the morning, the animals slowly wake—except the panda, who is sleeping in. The monkey stretches, the red ant hides, the black bear yawns, and the gazelle smiles. But where is the okapi? Can you find it? Over 50 animals—including the okapi—hide on the pages of this beautiful board book. The gorgeous forest scenes take readers from morning to night, from high in the trees to deep underground. Deep in the Forest is as much a visual treat as it is an introduction to exotic animals. Author Joseph Jacquet (pseudonym Josef Antòn), works in animation research and development for French television. He also has a long career in writing books. Illustrator Lucie Brunellière studied applied arts in Angoulême and visual communication at the Estienne School. She works at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France.

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Beloved fairy tale classics are reimagined through the supercute eyes of Hello Kitty S PECIFICATIONS ■ ■ BY S A N R I O

AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Iconic character meets classic

One day while picnicking with her twin sister, Mimmy, Hello Kitty falls asleep and dreams of a faraway land of tarts and queens and tea parties . . .

stories: 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 ■■ Inviting format: These books feel like precious keep sakes to cherish and also make a perfect gift

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Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: Thumbelina

Now in paperback

Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8 × 8" Paperback US $6.95  CAN $8.95 RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Hello Kitty is having the wildest dream! In it, she’s tiny—no bigger than your thumb—gets kidnapped by a frog, spends the winter with a mole, and is rescued by a bird. Fortunately, she wakes up just in time to get to the ball and dance with the

PUB MONTH: APRIL CARTON QTY: 102 Hello Kitty: Alice’s Adventures in ISBN 978-1-4197-2488-6 Wonderland 50 ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2488-6

695

handsome prince.

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ISBN 978-1-4197-2489-3

Hello Kitty: Thumbelina ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2489-3

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Sanrio®—best known for the global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many other endearing characters, including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®—celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015. Over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world.

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The Prince and the Porker

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY P E T E R B E N T LY   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY DAV I D R O B E R T S

A hilarious reimagining of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper featuring art from the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere, Engineer

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Retelling of a classic: A new take on The Prince and the Pauper, this picture book will appeal to fans of fractured tales ■■ Bestselling illustrator: David

Praise for The Prince

Roberts is the New York Times

and the Porker

bestselling illustrator of Iggy

“The absurdly stylish David

Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere,

Roberts adds panache to this

Engineer

pig tale with fabulous fashions,

■■ Lots of laughs: Peter Bently’s

décor to die for and illustrated

witty rhymes paired with David

edibles that genuinely look good

Roberts’s whimsical illustrations

enough to eat . . . An afternoon

pack this picture book with

tea of a picture book; luxurious

read-aloud potential and tons of

and ludicrous.” —Books

laughs

for Keeps

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9½ × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1- 41 97-231 2-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2312-4 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 723124

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Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray . . . When Pignatius sees fresh pastries cooling on the windowsill of the palace kitchen, he’s tempted

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to try them. Surely, the cook won’t miss just one. But Pignatius’s greed gets the better of him, and he eats all the buns before sneaking into the palace in search of more treats. Before long, he finds himself in the prince’s room trying on a wig and some clothes, and the servants mistake him for the real prince! When the actual prince returns, Pignatius fears the worst, but the prince saves Pignatius’s bacon instead. It turns out that the prince has always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening problem—his aunt Alice! This hilarious reimagining of Mark Twain’s classic The Prince and the Pauper is sure to make kids laugh with its clever rhyming text and delicious, dessert-filled illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator David Roberts. Peter Bently has written several award-winning picture books, including King Jack and the Dragon. He lives with his wife, Lucy, and two teenage children in Devon, England. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist. He lives in London.

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Under a Pig Tree ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 488-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1488-7 US $1 6.95  CAN $158.95 1695 9 781419 714887

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 21 9-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1219-7 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695

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Ignite your creativity with this activity book inspired by the main AWARDS & RECOGNITION FOR

Rosie Revere, Engineer “Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn.” —Publishers Weekly “This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker.” —Booklist

New York Times Bestseller

Little Rebels Children’s Book Award Short List

Parents’ Choice Gold Medal

Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee

iTunes Top 10 Children’s Books

Montana Treasure State Award Nominee

Red Book Magazine Top 15 Children’s Books

Missouri Preliminary Show Me State Award

Geek Dad Best Books of Year

Connecticut Young Readers Award Nominee

Great Lakes Great Reads Award

North Dakota Flicker Tale Award Nominee

ALA Amelia Bloomer Project

ReadBoston Read Aloud Winner

Reading is Fundamental Multicultural Collection

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

ALSO AVAILABLE Ada Twist, Scientist ISBN 978 -1 -41 97-21 37-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2137-3 US $1 7.95  CAN $215 1.95 795 9 781419 721373

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

Rosie Revere, Engineer HC ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0845-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0845-9 US $1 6.95  CAN $159.95 1695 9 781419 708459

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

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

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Rosie/Iggy/Ada 9-copy carton pack 3 copies of Rosie Revere, Engineer 3 copies of Iggy Peck, Architect 3 copies of Ada Twist, Scientist ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2622-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2622-4 US $1 55.55  CAN $1 1 585.55 555 9 781419 726224

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main

character of New York Times bestselling Rosie Revere, Engineer AGES 5 TO 7

Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers ■ ■ 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

ACTIVITY BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling series: To date, Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer have sold more than 500,000 copies! ■■ Award-winning series: This unique series won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, was selected for the Amelia Bloomer Project List, won ReadBoston’s Best Read Aloud Book Award, and more ■■ On-trend format: Picture books, doodle books, and activity books are all growing in popularity

More than 40 STEM activities

■■ STEM skills: The activities in this book will spark interest in the fi lds of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and help children hone concrete STEM skills

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 96 pages, 9 × 11" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 91 0-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1910-3 US $1 4.95  CAN $157.95 1495 9 781419 719103

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Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favorite Rosie Revere! This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activities of all kinds. Kids will have the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven, and more! This empowering activity book will teach problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields while also providing opportunities for its readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. As the picture book so brilliantly showed hundreds of thousands of young readers, flops are an inevitable part of success and something to be celebrated rather than feared. Created by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, the same New York Times bestselling team who brought us Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist, this activity book will be perfect for old and new fans alike! Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist. He lives in London, where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.

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Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2495-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2495-4 US $89.70  CAN $1507.70 8970 9 781419 724954

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

Brobot Bedtime ■ ■ BY S U D I P TA B A R D H A N - Q UA L L E N  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S COT T C A M P B E L L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Rising star: Critics called illustrator Scott Campbell’s

Three robot brothers cannot enter “sleep mode” in this hilarious bedtime picture book

smash-hit Hug Machine “a feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides” (Kirkus, starred review) and “absolutely irresistible” (School Library Journal). He is a motivated promoter with 28,000 Twitter followers ■■ Sweet sibling story: The Brobots demonstrate the universal heartfelt dynamic of older siblings caring for a younger sibling ■■ Robots, robots everywhere: Bardhan-Quallen’s clever robopuns and Campbell’s detailed vision of a robot bedroom will delight fans of this popular category ■■ Bedtime hook: Many young readers (and parents) will relate to the Brobots’ struggles to settle in for the night

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9 × 9" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2290-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2290-5 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 722905

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The Brobots have had a long day, and it is time to recharge and enter sleep mode. Buzz and Crash have no problem falling asleep, but Beep’s got a case of the flick-ups. Luckily, Buzz knows just the trick: scare Beep with a monster mask! Does it work? Affirmative. No more flick-ups. But Beep still

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can’t sleep. He’s afraid of monsters! Plan of action: turn on the lights. Problem solved? Negative. Now it’s too bright. Block the light with blankets? Too hot. Add a fan? Too loud. Can the Brobots power

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down before Beep has a breakdown? This hilarious bedtime romp explores the universal experience of siblings settling in for the night—with a clever robot twist. Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many children’s books, including Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! and Quackenstein Hatches a Family. She lives in New Jersey. Scott Campbell is a creator of paintings, comics, books, and video games. He is the illustrator of Zombie in Love and the author/ illustrator of Hug Machine. He lives in New York City.

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T. Veg

AGES 4 TO 8

T H E S TO RY O F A C A R R OT- C R U N C H I N G D I N O S AU R

PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY S M R I T I P R A S A DA M - H A L L S 

S E LLING POINTS

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

■■ Vegetarian (and vegan!) friendly:

An ode to vegetarianism, this picture book celebrates Reginald the T. rex, who’d rather have carrot cake than juicy steak

T. Veg is a celebration of healthy eating and vegetarianism in particular. Reginald shows readers how to grow up strong by eating their fruits and veggies ■■ Over a million strong: According to a 2010 poll, there are 1.4 million and counting American children who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet  ■■ Be yourself: T. Veg communicates a strong message of staying true to yourself, even when you’re misunderstood

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Reginald’s a T. rex just as fierce and ferocious as the rest: he’s got a mighty roar, gnashing teeth, and all the speed a dino could need. But when it comes to mealtime, Reg would rather chow down on broccoli, beans, and greens than the juicy steaks his paleo pals prefer. When Reginald realizes how different he is from the others, he hopes to find a place to fit in among the herbivores. He excitedly strikes out in search of a new herd, only to scare away the other dinosaurs as he charges to greet them. But when a falling boulder threatens the safety of Reg’s old T. rex clan, he’ll show everyone what only a strong, vegetarian Tyrannosaurs rex can do. A celebration of vegetarianism, T. Veg is a rollicking laugh-out-loud tale about being unapologetically yourself. Smriti Prasadam-Halls was born in South India and now lives in Britain, where she works as a prolifi children’s book author. Katherina Manolessou grew up in Greece and now lives in London.

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Beloved Babar is back in . . . Babar on Paradise Island ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 038-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1038-4 US $1 8.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 895 9 781419 710384

Babar’s USA ISBN 978-0-81 09-7096-0 ISBN 978-0810970960 US $1 7.95  CAN $1 59.95 1795 9 780810 970960

Babar Comes to America ISBN 978-0-81 09-7244-5 ISBN 978-0-8109-7244-5 US $1 8.95  CAN $22.95 51895 9 780810 972445

Babar’s Yoga for Elephants ISBN 978-0-810 9-10 21 -8 ISBN 978-0-8109-1021-8 US $1 9.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 995 9 780810 910218

Babar’s Counting Book ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0341 -6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0341-6 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 703416

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Babar Visits Another Planet ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0342-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0342-3 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 703423

Babar and the Wully-Wully ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0381- 2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0381-2 US $1 5.95  CAN $1 57.95 1595 9 781419 703812

Babar and the Ghost ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0380-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0380-5 US $1 5.95  CAN $1 57.95 1595 9 781419 703805

Babar’s Book of Color ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0339-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0339-3 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51595 9 781419 703393

Babar’s Little Girl ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0340-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0340-9 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 703409

Babar’s ABC ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0382-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0382-9 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 703829

Babar’s Birthday Surprise ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0383-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0383-6 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 703836

Babar’s Celesteville Games ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0006-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0006-4 US $1 8.95  CAN $22.95 51895 9 781419 700064

Babar and the New Baby ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0620-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0620-2 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795 9 781419 706202

Babar’s Lost and Found ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0981 -4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0981-4 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795 9 781419 709814

Babar on Paradise Island ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 038-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1038-4 US $1 8.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 895 9 781419 710384

Babar and His Family ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0263-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0263-1 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795 9 781419 702631

B Is for Babar ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0298-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0298-3 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795 9 781419 702983

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Babar’s Guide to Paris

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY L AU R E N T D E B R U N H O F F

Celebrate Paris all year in this irresistible addition to the bestselling Babar series

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Successful series: With a legacy dating back to 1931 and millions of books sold worldwide, the Babar brand continues to be an

Praise for the Babar books “Beloved storybook

international phenomenon ■■ Iconic setting: 1.6 million North

character.”

Americans and 1.1 million Brits

—New York Times

visit Paris every year. It is one of

“Babar is at the very heart of my conception of what turns a picture

the most recognized and beloved cities in the world ■■ Crossover appeal: Younger

book into a work of

readers will love the new story

art.”—Maurice Sendak

and insights that Babar brings,

“There are few parents who haven’t tried [the Babar books] and the

and adults will rediscover the City of Lights and a favorite childhood character

rare small child who doesn’t . . . love them.” —The New Yorker “Few series have had such

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enduring appeal to young

Full-color illustrations

readers.” —USA Today

48 pages, 8¾ × 12¼"

“The [Babar series is the]

Hardcover with jacket

longest-running saga in

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the history of children’s

PUB MONTH: MARCH

literature. As a symbol of European chic and

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refinement, Babar has also become—along with,

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say, the baguette or the Breton stripe—one of the biggest French cultural exports of all time.” —The Globe and Mail

Who better to guide anyone around Paris than Babar, that beloved Francophile elephant? His youngest daughter, Isabelle, is going to Paris alone for the first time, and he tells her how to feel at home there. He explains that to enjoy Paris to the fullest, it’s as important to go to cafés and street markets as it is to see the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Readers young and old will benefit from the inside advice he offers in Babar’s Guide to Paris. Laurent de Brunhoff’s glorious paintings of the City of Lights are the culmination of his long career of chronicling the life and opinions of Babar, who has been called “the most famous Frenchman in the world.” Laurent de Brunhoff is the son of Babar creator Jean de Brunhoff. Continuing his father’s legacy, he is an accomplished author and artist, and has originated dozens of Babar books over 60 years. He and his wife, Phyllis Rose, live in Key West, Florida.

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

South ■ ■ BY DA N I E L D U N C A N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fresh debut: This is Daniel Duncan’s first picture book,

A fisherman and an injured bird form an unlikely friendship in this dazzling debut picture book

and his illustrations feature an unforgettable fisherman and on-trend nautical imagery ■■ Importance of home: This book communicates the importance of finding home and knowing where you belong ■■ Evergreen story: Duncan’s heartfelt story expresses how friendship comes in many forms and illustrates the bittersweet process of sometimes needing to say good-bye to those who change our lives

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2299-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2299-8 US $1 7.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 795 9 781419 722998

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When a lonely fisherman finds an injured bird on his boat, he nurtures it back to health and—since the bird can no longer migrate with its family—charts a course to head south for the winter. Together, the two form a special friendship and enjoy life at sea until both the healing process and the journey must come to an end. In the tradition of the classic Amos & Boris, South is a story about making new friends and the bittersweet process of saying good-bye to the ones we love. It beautifully depicts the power of new beginnings and the freedom in coming home. Daniel Duncan is a fresh new talent who lives outside of London. He graduated from Middlesex University with First Class Honours and a BA in illustration. South is his first picture book.

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My Kicks A S N E A K E R S TO RY ! ■ ■ BY S U S A N V E R D E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY K AT I E K AT H

A young boy reminisces about his favorite pair of sneakers and learns a little something about growing up

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author: Susan Verde’s I Am Yoga is a bestseller ■■ Learn how to tie your shoes: This book features a shoe-tying guide on the case ■■ Shoe books are a strong category: Picture books about shoes sell, but there aren’t many geared toward boys or others that capitalize on the current popularity of sneaker culture

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2309-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2309-4 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 723094

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Boys love sneakers. But when a child finds that his toes have outgrown his favorite shoes, and

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they’ve gotten too dirty and smelly, his mom says it’s time for a new pair. Resistant to let go, the boy reminisces about all the good times he’s had with his favorite kicks on the city streets. There’s the paint splatter from his masterpiece and the drip from a Popsicle. There’s the scuff from when he fell off his skateboard. And there are those frayed laces that he learned to tie in bows and doubles. A new pair just won’t be the same. But, with bigger shoes to fill, the boy realizes new adventures await him. Maybe he could paint a little better? Or skate a little faster? This new picture book from the bestselling author of I Am Yoga explores the love and pride that kids have for their sneakers and the joy that can be found in growing up, growing out, and moving on. Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You & Me, and I Am Yoga. She lives in East Hampton, New York, and—when not writing—teaches yoga. Katie Kath has a master’s degree in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the illustrator of What a Beautiful Morning.

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I Had a Favorite Dress ISBN 978-1 -41 97-001 6-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0016-3 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 700163

I Had a Favorite Hat ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 462-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1462-7 US $1 6.95  CAN $158.95 1695

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AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

Skyfishing ■ ■ BY G I D E O N S T E R E R   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY P O LY B E R N AT E N E

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Gorgeously illustrated: In a beautiful, surreal style reminiscent of Shaun Tan and

A granddaughter helps her grandpa adjust to his new urban home by inventing a fantastical fishing game in this gorgeous picture book

David Wiesner, industry pro Poly Bernatene brings the urban “skyfish” to life ■■ Grandparent bonding: A grandchild finds a way to connect to a grandparent who must move back in with his family in this sweet and relatable story ■■ Transportation showcase: Fans of cars, trucks, and trains will delight in these showstopping spreads in which a city bus hangs on a fishing line and a subway transforms into a shark ■■ Ode to fi hing: While the “fishing” in this story is imaginary, the love and appreciation of the sport shines through

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 9 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1- 41 97-1 91 1- 0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1911-0 US $1 7.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 795 9 781419 719110

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When Grandpa—a fishing connoisseur—moves to the city to live with his family, it doesn’t take him long to notice that there is nowhere to fish. Unfazed, his granddaughter proposes they pretend to fish out a window . . . until they actually catch something: a Flying Litterfish! Soon the two are catching all

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kinds of fish: Laundry Eels and Signfish, a Constructionfish and a Waste-muncher. It’s all in good fun, until the skyfishing attracts the attention of the Troublefish (read: police car). This might be the end of their skyfishing, but it’s just the beginning of their new friendship. Skyfishing is an imaginative debut picture book that celebrates the magic of companionship. Gideon Sterer is a debut picture-book author and a recent graduate of

My Grandpa ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0588-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0588-5 US $1 6.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 705885

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Oberlin College. He lives in Brooklyn. Poly Bernatene is an Argentinean illustrator who’s worked on more than 60 children’s books all over the world, including Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira and The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett.

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The Road Home

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY K AT I E C OT TO N   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S A R A H JAC O BY

A lyrical celebration of the sense of home we find in others—parents, children, friends— illustrated by an exciting newcomer

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Exciting new artist: Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner Sarah Jacoby’s work is internationally praised, and absolutely stunning. We are pleased to publish her first book ■■ Gift package: In addition to the universal, all-ages themes, the sophisticated art style and on-trend package position this as a gift book for both children and adults alike ■■ Terrific for bedtime and story time: The gentle rhyme and cyclical themes make this picture book the perfect bedtime readaloud story

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 7¾ × 10½" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2374-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2374-2 US $1 5.95  CAN $159.95 1595 9 781419 723742

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Fierce and tender, this beautifully illustrated picture book depicts the journeys of woodland animals as they seek the safety of home in a wild, unpredictable world. Birds risk the elements to fly south for the winter. Rabbits flee wolves to find warm, safe havens in the burrows. Wolves race the threat of hunger before seeking their dens. All are parents teaching their young the ways of survival in

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a dangerous world. In the end, each pair of animals finds the comfort of home in each other, reinforcing the depth of the bond between parent and child. With soft and stunning art, this book is a giftable meditation on the fierce beauty of life and the love we find as we seek the way home. Katie Cotton studied English at Oxford University before becoming an author and editor of children’s books. Sarah Jacoby is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York. Her art has been shown internationally, and she is the recipient of a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal.

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Hit the Road, Jack ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0399-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0399-7 US $1 7.95  CAN $1 59.95 1795 9 781419 703997

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NONFICTION

Happy Home

PICTURE BOOK

E V E RY DAY M AG I C F O R T H E FA M I LY K I TC H E N

AGES 4 TO 8

■ ■ BY C H A R LOT T E G U É N I AU

S E LLING POINTS

Play together, stay together! 46 recipes and 10 fun activities for the whole family

■■ Create magic moments for friend and family: Fun, colorful activities from the creator of the lifestyle brand RICE ■■ Cook with friends: 46 easy, child-

US$24.95, CAN$29.95, UK£16.99, €19.90

friendly recipes for meals and

46 recipes

party foods

10 fun family activities

■■ Full of inspiration: Fun ideas for children’s parties and home

décor

Paul Lowe, founder of Sweet Paul magazine

Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau

■■ Popular contributor: Foreword by

happy home

happy home

Glittery straws, ice cubes with edible flowers, butterfly wallpaper: welcome to the colorful world of Happy Home, written by the creator of the RICE lifestyle brand, Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau. Step inside her upbeat kitchen and cook her delicious, easy recipes for your friends and family: Spongy Lemon Cake, Sweet Potato Hummus, Chocolate Kisses, Chicken Curry in a Hurry and much more. To make your life even more fun, included here are 10 child-friendly activities for everyday or special days— birthdays, parties, even just tea for two!

Everyday Magic for the Family Kitchen

For 20 years, the Danish company RICE has been known for their colorful collection of ethically made and practical housewares and accessories—everything from dishes to storage baskets to wallpaper to party decorations. Now, the company is giving you a glimpse of its bright, upbeat world. Happy Home: Everyday Magic for the Family Kitchen is full of wonderful recipes and fun activities, providing advice and instructions for everything from organizing a party for children or teens to cooking tasty family meals. Written by the founder of RICE, Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau, every page in this book will energize you to grab daily life, add a drop of magic, a ladleful of laughs, and a bunch of color, and have fun making spring rolls, pizza, and even pink sesame potatoes!

Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau Foreword by Paul Lowe

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Full-color illustrations 128 pages, 7½ x 10"

Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA US$24.95, CAN$29.95, UK£16.99, €19.90 PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2517-3

52495

ISBN 978-1 -41 97-251 7-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2517-3 US $24.95  CAN $29.95 52495

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Glittery straws, ice cubes with edible flowers, butterfly wallpaper: Welcome to the colorful world of Happy Home, written by the creator of the RICE lifestyle brand, Charlotte Guéniau. Step inside her kitchen and cook her delicious, easy recipes for your friends and family: Spongy Lemon Cake, Sweet Potato Hummus, Chocolate Kisses, Chicken Curry in a Hurry, and many more. To follow her mantra Play Together, Stay Together, she offers 10 child-friendly activities for every day or special days—birthdays, parties, or even just tea for two! For 20 years, the Danish company RICE has been known for its colorful collection of ethically made and practical housewares and accessories—everything from dishes to storage baskets to wallpaper to party decorations. Now you can enter their world: grab daily life, add a drop of magic, a ladleful of laughs, and a bunch of color, and have fun making spring rolls, pizza, and even pink sesame potatoes! Charlotte Guéniau founded her lifestyle company, RICE, in 1998. She moved from France to her native Denmark and launched RICE in an old shipyard. Today, the company is known worldwide for its colorful melamine tableware, handmade baskets, party accessories, and all sorts of home décor, toys, and other housewares. Danishborn Paul Lowe is the founder of the hugely popular Sweet Paul, an online magazine and print quarterly.

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Rhino in the House

AGES 4 TO 8

T H E S TO RY O F S AV I N G S A M I A

PICTURE BOOK

NONFICTION

■ ■ BY DA N I E L K I R K

S E LLING POINTS

Bestselling author Daniel Kirk’s first nonfiction book tells the true story of Anna Merz and her rhinoceros Samia

■■ Established author: Kirk’s many books include the bestselling Library Mouse series ■■ Conservation theme: Readers of all ages will respond to the story of Anna and Samia, bringing awareness to wildlife protection ■■ One of a kind: Currently, there are no other picture books about Anna Merz and Samia on the market

PORTION

■■ Donation: Daniel Kirk is donating

OF AUTHOR

a portion of his royalties to the

PROCEEDS DONATED TO LEWA DOWNS CONSERVANCY IN KENYA

Lewa Downs Conservancy to help save the black rhinos and other animals on the reserve

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 11 × 9¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1 -41 97-231 6-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2316-2 US $1 7.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 795 9 781419 723162

CARTON QTY: 20 eISBN 978-1 -68335- 055-2

Rhino in the House is the true story of Anna Merz and the black rhino Samia. Anna created the

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Lewa Downs Conservancy as a sanctuary for black rhinos and other animals. When she found a small rhino calf abandoned by its mother, she took it home, naming it Samia. Everywhere Anna went, Samia followed. But with time, Samia got bigger and bigger—to the point where she couldn’t fit inside Anna’s house any longer. It was time to reintroduce Samia to the wild. Daniel Kirk traveled to Kenya to research the book, resulting in a story with fun and heart. Accompanying the story is his classic art style that his fans have come to love. The book includes a bibliography, an author’s note, and photos of Anna and Samia at Lewa Downs. Daniel Kirk is the bestselling author of the beloved Library Mouse series, as well as a range of picture books and novels for young readers, including The Thing About Spring, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, and the Elf Realm trilogy. He lives with his wife in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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The Thing About Spring ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 492-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1492-4 US $1 6.95  CAN $158.95 1695 9 781419 714924

Library Mouse ISBN 978-0-81 09-8927-6 ISBN 978-0-8109-8927-6 US $1 7.95  CAN $21 5 1.95 795

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NONFICTION

Bees

PICTURE BOOK

A H O N E Y E D H I S TO RY

AGES 8 TO 12

S E LLING POINTS ■■ STEM stand-out: This book delves into the important biological role that bees play in

■ ■ BY P I OT R S O C H A

A gorgeous oversize nonfiction picture book that illuminates the history of the beloved bee

the ecosystem, as well as their complex anatomy ■■ Crossover appeal: Bees ignite the imaginations of readers of all ages, and the sophisticated illustrations broaden its appeal ■■ Bold format: The oversize trim is perfect for the gift market ■■ Bestselling creator: The originating publisher also created the internationally bestselling large-format book Maps

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 80 pages, 10½ × 14½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1 -41 97-261 5-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2615-6 US $24.95  CAN $29.95 52495 9 781419 726156

One part science, one part cultural history, and countless parts fascination, Bees celebrates the important role that these intriguing insects have played in our ecosystem throughout the ages. From Athena to Alexander the Great and from Egypt to Ethiopia, Bees explores different methods of beekeeping and uncovers the debt that humans owe this vital species. With beautifully accessible illustrations depicting everything from bee anatomy to the essentials of honey making, readers will be captivated by the endless wonders of this seemingly small speck of the animal kingdom. Piotr Socha studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He has worked as an illustrator for many newspapers and magazines.

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The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

AGES 8 TO 12

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

PICTURE BOOK

Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin delivers the only photo-essay about the fascinating women of Gee’s Bend and their celebrated quilts

NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Award-winning author: Goldman Rubin is known for producing well-researched, highly praised, and sophisticated biographies of artists and other important figures ■■ A celebration of African American history: Goldman Rubin includes quotes from the women of Gee’s Bend and information about the town’s history to offer a unique look at an important facet of African American art and culture ■■ Classroom and library appeal: With its focus on African American history, this title is perfect for classrooms and libraries ■■ Museum tie-in: The Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit its newly acquired collection of Gee’s Bend quilts from 7/1/2017–9/2/2017

S PECIFICATIONS Archival images throughout 56 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1 -41 97-21 31 -1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2131-1 US $21 .95  CAN $26.95 52195 9 781419 721311

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In the rural community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, African American women have been making quilts for generations. They use scraps of old overalls, aprons, bleached cornmeal sacks—anything they can find. Their traditions have been passed down through the decades. Much to the women’s surprise, a selection of the quilts was featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, Texas, in

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2002. The exhibition then traveled to the Whitney Museum in New York. In this look at the close-knit community of Gee’s Bend, Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history and culture of an amazing group of women and their unique quilting traditions. A map, directions on how to make a quilt square, author's note, endnotes, and an index round out the book. Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many biographies for young people, including Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People and Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli. She lives in Malibu, California.

Hot Pink ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 642-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1642-3 US $21 .95  CAN $26.95 52195 9 781419 716423

Diego Rivera ISBN 978-0-81 09-841 1 -0 ISBN 978-0-8109-8411-0 US $22.95  CAN $27.95 52295

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Red Cloud

PICTURE BOOK

A L A KOTA S TO RY O F WA R A N D S U R R E N D E R

AGES 8 TO 12

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Acclaimed author: Nelson’s books have received numerous accolades, including the 2016 American Indian Library

■ ■ W R I T T E N A N D I L LU S T R AT E D BY S . D. N E L S O N

Award-winning author S.D. Nelson brings to light one of the most controversial members of the Lakota tribe: Red Cloud

Association’s Youth Literary Award, a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Master List, and a

Praise for Black Elk’s Vision

Spur Storyteller Award

“A fine choice for story

■■ Classroom resource: A unique

hours, this will also find wide

viewpoint about pre–20th

curricular use.” —Booklist

century Indian life and how it was changed irrevocably by the

“A solid addition to collections

arrival of Europeans

of Native American tales and an enjoyable read-aloud.”

■■ Art style: Nelson reinterprets 19th-century Lakota ledger

—School Library Journal

art style

Praise for Sitting Bull

■■ Prominent figure: Red Cloud

★ “This portrait of a committed

is one of the most well-known

leader provides a unique

Native American figures in US

perspective on the man and

history

his time period.” —School Library Journal, starred review

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★ “A tragic true story told in

Full-color archival photographs

powerfully subdued tones.”

and illustrations

—Booklist, starred review

64 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1 -41 97-231 3-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2313-1 US $1 9.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781419 723131

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of Red Cloud’s life on the plains but also illustrates his travels to the far East Coast, where he met President U. S. Grant and saw Washington, D.C.; New York City; and other eastern towns. A timeline, endnotes, and index round out the book. S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of a number of books. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Alexander Hamilton

AGES 10 TO 14

THE HERO WHO HELPED SHAPE AMERICA

PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY T E R I K A N E F I E L D

From award-winning author Teri Kanefield comes the fascinating story of one of America’s most beloved Founding Fathers: Alexander Hamilton

NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Timely topic: With the smash-hit success of the Broadway musical Hamilton, all eyes are on Alexander Hamilton and his story ■■ Author background: Teri Kanefi ld has written numerous praised children’s books about American history, including The Girl from the Tar Paper School and The Extraordinary Suzy Wright ■■ Appealing for classroom use: Children in the US study the early history of America extensively in school, from elementary to high school, and this book fits perfectly into the curriculum ■■ Additional content: The book includes an author’s note, endnotes, a bibliography, and

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The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. He envisioned something else: a multi-racial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government. He believed that such an America would be a land of opportunity for the poor and the newcomers. But Hamilton’s vision put him at odds with his archrivals who envisioned a pastoral America of small towns, where governments were local, states would control their own destiny, and the federal government would remain small and weak. The disputes that arose during America’s first decades continued through American history to our present day. Over time, because of the systems Hamilton set up and the ideas he left, his vision won out. Here is the story that epitomizes the American dream—a poor immigrant who made good in America. In the end, Hamilton rose from poverty through his intelligence and ability, and did more to shape our country than any of his contemporaries. Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and writer. Her books for children have won numerous awards and distinctions, including the Jane Addams Peace Award in the Older Readers category. She lives with her family in San Francisco, California.

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AGES 10 AND UP NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Anniversary: This timely book will be published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States joining the war effort ■■ Acclaimed author: Osborne has

Come On In, America T H E U N I T E D S TAT E S I N W O R L D WA R I ■ ■ BY L I N DA B A R R E T T O S B O R N E

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entrance into World War I, acclaimed author Linda Barrett Osborne examines the United States’ involvement in the Great War

written numerous books for young readers about American history that have received critical

Praise for books by Linda

applause

Barrett Osborne

■■ New and interesting perspective: Osborne explains how new

★ “Detailed and thought-provoking

technologies changed warfare

. . . valuable and comprehensive.”

and sheds light on the residual

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

effects that the war had on the

★ “Osborne expertly

United States

guides readers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

■■ Focus on minorities in the world: Readers learn how the

★ “The text is elegant and

war changed the roles, views,

understated . . . . Young people

and perceptions of women,

will be able to grasp and relate

African Americans, and other

to it immediately.” —School

marginalized groups

Library Journal, starred review

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On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and joined World War I. German submarine attacks on American ships in March 1917 were the overt motive for declaring war, but the underlying reasons were far more complex. Even after the United States officially joined, Americans were divided on whether they should be a part of it. Americans were told they were fighting a war for democracy, but with racial segregation rampant in the United States, new laws against dissent and espionage being passed, and bankers and industrial leaders gaining increased influ nce and

Miles to Go for Freedom ISBN 978-1 -41 97-0020-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0020-0 US $25.95  CAN $31 5 2.95 495 9 781419 700200

This Land Is Our Land ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 660-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1660-7 US $24.95  CAN $29.95 52495

power, what did democracy mean? Come On In, America explores not only how and why the United States joined World War I, but also the events—at home and overseas—that changed the course of American history. Linda Barrett Osborne is the author of Traveling the Freedom Road, Miles to Go for Freedom, and This Land Is Our Land. She was a senior writer-editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office for fifteen years. Osborne lives in Washington, D.C.

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this ABRAMS classic in Spring 2017 AGES 4 TO 8

The Golden Rule

PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY I L E N E C O O P E R   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY G A B I S W I AT KO W S K A S E LLING POINTS

A gentle reminder of the timeless rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

■■ A beautifully illustrated classic: This backlist gem will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in Spring 2017 with nearly

Awards and Praise

100,000 copies in print! ■■ Gentle introduction to ethics:

“Potent message.”

Teaches children how to treat

—New York Times

those around them and how they

“Teachers, parents, and

should want to be treated

religious leaders will welcome it.” —School Library Journal “Visually energetic

■■ A book for many religions: Many faiths believe in a version of the “golden rule” ■■ Timeless multigenerational story:

paintings and a

Parents and grandparents alike

reassuring story.”

will want to read this important

—Publishers Weekly

story to the next generation

“Elegant simplification for young children

Full-color illustrations

seeking ecumenical

40 pages, 10 x 10"

approaches to

Hardcover with jacket

values education.” —Kirkus Reviews

In its 15th printing!

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will appeal to adults

IndieBound Pick National Parenting Publications Award

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Everyone knows a version of the Golden Rule. But what does it really mean? And how do you follow it? In this gorgeously illustrated book, a grandfather explains to his grandson that the Golden Rule means you “treat people the way you would like to be treated. It’s golden because it’s so valuable, and a way of living your life that’s so simple, it shines.” And though it may be a simple rule, it isn’t easy to follow. Fortunately, following the Golden Rule is something everyone can do, which means that every person—old or young, rich or poor—can be a part of making the world a better place. Ilene Cooper’s children’s books include A Woman in the House (and Senate) and Jewish Holidays All Year Round, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. She lives in Chicago. Gabi Swiatkowska won the New York Public Library’s Ezra Jack Keats Best New Illustrator Award. She lives in New York City.

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A Woman in the House (and Senate) ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 036-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1036-0 US $24.95  CAN $27.95 52495 9 781419 710360

Jewish Holidays All Year Round ISBN 978-0-81 09-0550-4 ISBN 978-0-8109-0550-4 US $21. 95  CAN $25.95 52195

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BOOK THREE IN THE SMASH-HIT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

The Terrible Two Go Wild

S E LLING POINTS

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

■■ Powerhouse team: Mac

■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY K E V I N C O R N E L L

Barnett and Jory John are hugely talented, highly visible, bestselling authors. Barnett’s Extra Yarn won a 2013 Caldecott

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

Honor, and his TED talk has been viewed one million times. John’s All My Friends Are Dead sold over Praise for The Terrible Two

300,000 copies

“A double helping of fun and

■■ Books one and two success: The Terrible Two spent seventeen

mischief!”—Jeff kinney, author of

weeks on the New York Times

the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Bestseller List, and Kirkus called

“Hilarious.”—Dav Pilkey, author of

it “Fast, fun reading for fans of

the Captain Underpants series

Clueless McGee and the Wimpy

“The pranks, the brotherhood,

Kid”

the art, the heart! What’s not

■■ Online experience: Visit

to love about the Terrible

www.terribletwo.com for

Two?”—Sara Pennypacker,

activities and updates

author of the Clementine series “You don’t have to be a cow, like

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cows, or even know a cow to love

Black-and-white illustrations

the Terrible Two.” —Dave Eggers

throughout

“This book is terrible! Terribly

224 pages, 6 × 8"

funny, terribly full of pranks, and

Hardcover

terribly wonderful.” —Jon Scieszka,

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author of The Stinky Cheese Man

PUB MONTH: JANUARY

and the Frank Einstein series

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

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camp, led by bully Josh Barkin, raid Good Times, class president and de facto camp leader Holly Rash looks to Miles and Niles for help. Will our heroes break free from the feckless feel-goodery of Camp Good Times? And can their sharp minds smash the hard fists of Josh and his cadets? In this third book in the witty, on-target illustrated series, Barnett and John “are in perfect comic harmony” (Publishers Weekly), proving once again that pranks in the hands of the powerless can be tools of justice—plus

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they’re funny. Mac Barnett’s bestselling children’s books include 2013 Caldecott Honor winner Extra Yarn. He lives in Berkeley. Jory John writes picture books and coauthored the bestselling All My Friends Are Dead. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Kevin Cornell is the illustrator of many children’s books. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Against the Odds

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

THE ODDS SERIES BOOK 2 ■ ■ BY A M Y I G N ATO W

The highly anticipated follow-up to Amy Ignatow’s The Mighty Odds

■■ Series momentum: Against the Odds will launch just eight months after the series debut to

Praise for The

Ignatow’s bestselling series,

Mighty Odds

the Popularity Papers, has sold

★ “Hilarious and

more than 250,000 copies

revealing, this

and received rave reviews,

series opener is

demonstrating her middle-grade-

a must-have.”

writing chops. Booklist called

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

it “laugh-out-loud funny” and said, “Ignatow off rs a quick, fun, well-developed story that invites repeated readings” ■■ Multicultural cast: The main characters span a wide range of ethnicities and backgrounds, answering the ever-present need for increased diversity in

AMULET BOOKS

a base of eagerly awaiting fans ■■ Author track record: Amy

children’s literature

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he can move a lot farther than four inches. As their powers evolve in possibly dangerous ways, the Odds are even more determined to solve the mystery of their origin, but it means interacting at school—a serious social risk to popular girl Cookie. Soon, it becomes clear that Auxano, the chemical company that employs half the town, is involved. With the help of some renegade Amish

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teenagers and Ed, the invisible bus driver, this unlikely group of companions will uncover a nefarious experiment in which they’ve become unwitting test subjects. They’ll also begin to become something even more incredible—friends. 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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FROM

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fter we’d been watching the building for months without discovering a single clue, I begged Ava to use Fred. I bribed her. I pleaded. Once I even pretended to cry. Eventually she agreed, and now our mechanical spy was rising up toward the balcony. I rushed back into the alley. Ava’s screen showed the view from the robot’s camera, so we could watch the scene from Fred’s perspective.  Ava steered him forward for a closer look at the balcony. I held my breath.  And I sighed. There was no spy telescope. No jetpack landing pad. No laser gun mounted on a swiveling turret. And certainly no llama.  “Told you,” Matt said. “It’s a data center.” Ava leaned my way and started to explain. “That’s where companies house the computers they—” “I know.” To be honest, I didn’t know, but it’s super annoying to have your brother and sister teaching you stuff all the time. Something flashed across Ava’s screen. “Wait, what was that?” she asked.  I ran back out onto the sidewalk and stared across the street. Fred was gone. A glass door to the balcony was open, but there was no one in sight, and I couldn’t see inside, either. Had he fallen? There was no sign of him on the pavement below the building. I held my breath and listened, but I couldn’t hear the buzz of his fans. Returning to the alley, I peered over my sister’s shoulder just as the robot’s camera turned dark. The signal on the laptop blinked out. “Fred!” Ava cried. “What just happened?” “I don’t know,” she said. “I think someone grabbed him!”

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Jack and the Geniuses AT T H E B OT TO M O F T H E W O R L D ■ ■ BY B I L L N Y E A N D G R E G O RY M O N E

Famed educator and celebrity Bill Nye takes readers on a scientific adventure/mystery in this exciting new series

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Author platform: Bill Nye is a television personality best known for his hit television series for kids, Bill Nye the Science Guy ■■ Social-media presence: Nye has 2.75 million followers on Twitter and more than 4 million likes on Facebook ■■ Middle-grade sweet spot: With its combination of mystery, humor, adventure, and real-world science, this series is a must-read for middle-grade readers ■■ Science is fun: Nye and Mone weave real-world science into the story in a fun and accessible way. Reluctant readers will be drawn to this series

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Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, are not your typical orphans—they live on their own, and they’re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 12-year-old Jack. When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Soon, Hank and the kids travel to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, but they find that not all is as it seems: A fellow scientist has gone missing, and so has any trace of her research. Could someone be trying to use her research in order to win the contest? It’s up to Jack, Ava, and Matt to find the missing scientist and discover who’s behind it all before it’s too late. This book includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery and offers a project kids can do at home or in the classroom. Bill Nye is a science educator and media personality known for his children’s television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Gregory Mone is a novelist, science journalist, and speaker who has written several books for children. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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The Wimpy Kid 2018 Calendar

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■ The perfect gift: Any time of year, for any occasion, Wimpy Kid makes the perfect gift

It’s Wimpy Kid all year long! Based on Abrams’ bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, this unique 16-month calendar features classic drawings by Jeff Kinney. Fun Wimpy Kid stickers make remembering birthdays, assignments, and other after-school activities easy.

■ Fully illustrated: Your favorite Wimpy Kid art on every page

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A decade and millions of readers later, Wimpy Kid is still on top. And with a yearlong anniversary campaign kicking off in April, 2017 is going to be the biggest year yet for Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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Box of Books 5–8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1508-2 ISBN $56.00 978-1-4197-1508-2 US CAN $68.00 55600

Box of Books 1–10 ISBN 978-1-4197-2470-1 ISBN $140.00 978-1-4197-2470-1 US CAN $168.00 14000

The Wimpy Kid School Planner ISBN 978-1-4197-1254-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1254-8 US $14.95 CAN $16.95 51495

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April Is Wimpy Kid Month 2017’s Wimpy Kid Month celebration will serve as the kickoff for the 10-year anniversary campaign leading up to the fall publication of book 12. • National print and online advertising campaign Book 1: Diary of a Wimpy Kid ISBN 978-0-8109-9313-6 eISBN 978-1-61312-243-3 ISBN 978-0-8109-9313-6 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 993136

2007

Book 2: Rodrick Rules ISBN 978-0-8109-9473-7 eISBN 978-1-61312-244-0 ISBN 978-0-8109-9473-7 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 994737

2008

Book 3: The Last Straw ISBN 978-0-8109-7068-7 eISBN 978-1-61312-245-7 ISBN 978-0-8109-7068-7 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 970687

2009

• National publicity campaign

Book 4: Dog Days ISBN 978-0-8109-8391-5 eISBN 978-1-61312-246-4 ISBN 978-0810983915 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395

• Indie store event kits • Daily online sweepstakes • Online teaching, party, and event resources

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2009

• All promotional activity builds up to the major book 12 cover reveal event

In 2016, more than a million viewers tuned in to watch Jeff Kinney reveal the cover of Double Down Book 5: The Ugly Truth ISBN 978-0-8109-8491-2 eISBN 978-1-61312-248-8 ISBN 978-0-8109-8491-2 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 984912

2010

Book 7: The Third Wheel ISBN 978-1-4197-0584-7 eISBN 978-1-61312-450-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0584-7 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 781419 705847

2012

The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book ISBN 978-0-8109-8995-5 ISBN 978-0-8109-8995-5 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 989955

2011

Book 8: Hard Luck ISBN 978-1-4197-1132-9 eISBN 978-1-61312-588-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1132-9 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 781419 711329

2013

Book 6: Cabin Fever ISBN 978-1-4197-0223-5 eISBN 978-1-61312-455-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0223-5 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 781419 702235

2011

Book 9: The Long Haul ISBN 978-1-4197-1189-3 eISBN 978-1-61312-692-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1189-3 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 781419 711893

2014

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary ISBN 978-1-4197-0642-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0050-7 US $15.95 CAN 5$17.95 1495 9 781419 700507

2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Latin Edition ISBN 978-1-4197-1947-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1947-9 US $16.95 CAN 5$19.95 1695 9 781419 719479

2015

Anniversary Campaign With more than 165 million books in print worldwide in 50 languages and 54 editions, two Wimpy Kid Global Tours, a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade giant helium balloon, six Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for favorite book, three movies, and a new musical that premiered in April 2016, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has enjoyed a truly groundbreaking 10 years since the first book published in April 2007. To mark this special moment in history, the Wimpy Kid 10-year anniversary campaign will launch during Wimpy Kid Month and continue until the publication of book 12 in the fall. • National advertising and publicity campaigns • Appearances by Jeff Kinney • Interactive fan experiences, both online and at select U.S. locations • Specially produced collectible items

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SERIES Book 10: Old School ISBN 978-1-4197-1701-7 eISBN 978-1-61312-827-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1701-7 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 781419 717017

2016

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2016

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

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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April Is Wimpy Kid Month 2017’s Wimpy Kid Month celebration will serve as the kickoff for the 10-year anniversary campaign leading up to the fall publication of book 12. • National print and online advertising campaign Book 1: Diary of a Wimpy Kid ISBN 978-0-8109-9313-6 eISBN 978-1-61312-243-3 ISBN 978-0-8109-9313-6 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 993136

2007

Book 2: Rodrick Rules ISBN 978-0-8109-9473-7 eISBN 978-1-61312-244-0 ISBN 978-0-8109-9473-7 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 994737

2008

Book 3: The Last Straw ISBN 978-0-8109-7068-7 eISBN 978-1-61312-245-7 ISBN 978-0-8109-7068-7 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 970687

2009

• National publicity campaign

Book 4: Dog Days ISBN 978-0-8109-8391-5 eISBN 978-1-61312-246-4 ISBN 978-0810983915 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395

• Indie store event kits • Daily online sweepstakes • Online teaching, party, and event resources

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2009

• All promotional activity builds up to the major book 12 cover reveal event

In 2016, more than a million viewers tuned in to watch Jeff Kinney reveal the cover of Double Down Book 5: The Ugly Truth ISBN 978-0-8109-8491-2 eISBN 978-1-61312-248-8 ISBN 978-0-8109-8491-2 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 984912

2010

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2012

The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book ISBN 978-0-8109-8995-5 ISBN 978-0-8109-8995-5 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 780810 989955

2011

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2013

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2011

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2014

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary ISBN 978-1-4197-0642-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0050-7 US $15.95 CAN 5$17.95 1495 9 781419 700507

2012

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2015

Anniversary Campaign With more than 165 million books in print worldwide in 50 languages and 54 editions, two Wimpy Kid Global Tours, a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade giant helium balloon, six Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for favorite book, three movies, and a new musical that premiered in April 2016, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has enjoyed a truly groundbreaking 10 years since the first book published in April 2007. To mark this special moment in history, the Wimpy Kid 10-year anniversary campaign will launch during Wimpy Kid Month and continue until the publication of book 12 in the fall. • National advertising and publicity campaigns • Appearances by Jeff Kinney • Interactive fan experiences, both online and at select U.S. locations • Specially produced collectible items

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2016

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2016

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

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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The Wimpy Kid 2018 Calendar

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■ The perfect gift: Any time of year, for any occasion, Wimpy Kid makes the perfect gift

It’s Wimpy Kid all year long! Based on Abrams’ bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, this unique 16-month calendar features classic drawings by Jeff Kinney. Fun Wimpy Kid stickers make remembering birthdays, assignments, and other after-school activities easy.

■ Fully illustrated: Your favorite Wimpy Kid art on every page

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A decade and millions of readers later, Wimpy Kid is still on top. And with a yearlong anniversary campaign kicking off in April, 2017 is going to be the biggest year yet for Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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Box of Books 1–10 ISBN 978-1-4197-2470-1 ISBN $140.00 978-1-4197-2470-1 US CAN $168.00 14000

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One Trick Pony

AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

■ ■ BY N AT H A N H A L E

A robot pony helps defeat invading aliens in this graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hale

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beloved author: Each of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and Hale has been nominated for several Eisner Awards for the series, including Best Writer/Artist ■■ Branching out: Hale illustrated the critically acclaimed Rapunzel’s Revenge, but this is the first fiction comic he has both written and illustrated ■■ Graphic novel moment: With critical successes such as Cece Bell’s El Deafo (Newbery Honor), Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl (Newbery Honor), and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona (National Book Award finalist), graphic novels continue to get serious mainstream and critical attention ■■ Sci-fi adventure: This actionpacked tale full of robots and aliens will appeal to boys and reluctant readers

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The aliens have arrived. And they’re hungry for electricity. In the Earth of the future, humans are

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on the run from an alien force—giant blobs who suck up electrical devices wherever they can find them. Strata and her family are part of a caravan of digital rescuers, hoping to keep the memory of civilization alive by saving electronics wherever they can. Many humans have reverted to a pre-electrical age, and others have taken advantage of the invasion to become dangerous bandits and outlaws. When Strata and her brother are separated from the caravan, they must rely on a particularly beautiful and rare robot pony to escape the outlaws and aliens—and defeat the invaders once and for all. Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al’s Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. He lives in Provo, Utah.

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AGES 6 TO 9 GRAPHIC NOVEL

Poptropica BOOK 3: THE SECRET SOCIETY

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■ ■ BY M I TC H K R PATA   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY KO RY M E R R I T T

■■ Bestselling series: Poptropica

■   C O N C E P T BY J E F F K I N N E Y

spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list ■■ Among the world’s largest online platforms: More than four million

The exciting third adventure in the New York Times bestselling graphic-novel series from the online world of Poptropica, adapted from a concept by Jeff Kinney

people visit the Poptropica website every month ■■ Unprecedented launch efforts:

Praise for the

Major marketing and publicity

Poptropica series

efforts to support the release of

“A peppily paced

the new book are in the works

adventure yarn sure

■■ Incredible creative team: The

to delight fans of the

Poptropica creators are industry

franchise, both old and

leaders, empowering kids to

new.” —Kirkus Reviews

discover reading via gaming “Based on the online

literacy

role-playing game

■■ Popular genres: The humor,

developed by the

adventure, and full-color art

ever-popular Jeff

appeals to middle-grade boys

Kinney, this new adventure comic series

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gets off to a flying

Full-color illustrations

start. . . . Newcomers

112 pages, 6 × 7½"

will have no trouble

Hardcover

falling into this

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adventure.” —Booklist

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“The perfect amount of

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exposition and action.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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In this exciting third installment of the Poptropica series, we find Mya, Oliver, and Jorge in the custody of a secret society whose mission is to protect and preserve Poptropica—a mysterious, uncharted island world. These Protectors, as they call themselves, believe that any outside

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interference with the islands of Poptropica could have catastrophic results on the course of history in the real world. As if things aren’t bad enough, Octavian has finally claimed possession of the confounding map, thwarted the society’s attempts to capture him, and is determined to alter the time line. The trio must join forces with the Protectors and find Octavian before he can go through with his evil plot, or all of human history might be changed—or worse—destroyed!

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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 a former elementary school art teacher and author of The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York. He lives in Hammondsport, New York.

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Red’s Planet

AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

BOOK 2: FRIENDS AND FOES ■ ■ BY E D D I E P I T T M A N

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Red is back in this exciting sequel to the intergalactic series from Disney cartoonist Eddie Pittman

■■ Beloved by booksellers: The first Red’s Planet graphic novel was chosen by booksellers nationwide as an IndieBound Pick ■■ Successful web comic:

Praise for the Red’s Planet books “Fun, sharp, hilarious, and rip-roaringly original!” —Jeff Smith, author of Bone “Pittman’s flu d brushwork recalls that of Jeff Smith, author of peerless comicbook fantasy saga Bone, while the tone and narrative drive of Red’s Planet bring to mind Pixar at its best.”  —The Financial Times

Nominated for a Reuben Award by the National Cartoonists Society, there have been more than 2.6 million views of the online version since it launched in January 2010 ■■ Popular genres: Eddie Pittman’s unique blend of adventure, humor, and science fiction is sure to hook readers ■■ Strong female character: Red is a spirited protagonist who appeals to female and male readers alike

“Red’s Planet is a fantastic 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 read in the ’80s and

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’90s and spins them into

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something new.” —Kazu

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Kibuishi, creator of Amulet, Flight, and Explorer

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Soon after Red crash lands on a distant planet, she 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,

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Goose and Red find themselves locked in the middle of the craziest election in the galaxy, competing for the 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

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return, 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 him online at www.eddiepittman.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions BOOK THREE: POLAR DISTRESS

■■ Critics love this series: Kirkus Reviews hailed Book Two, “Another smart, funny romp featuring a notably diverse cast headed by a minion who’s looking

■ ■ BY S H E I L A G R AU   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J O E S U T P H I N

Book three in the hilarious illustrated series about a hero with a heart of gold attending a school for villains

more and more like a hero” ■■ Successful category: A funny, engaging middle-grade series

Praise for the Dr.

in the vein of Sisters Grimm and

Critchlore’s School

NERDS

for Minions series

■■ Illustrations: Joe Sutphin’s

“A perfect blend of

illustrations capture the madness

Hogwarts and Monsters

and humor of the monsters that

University.” —School

call Dr. Critchlore’s school “home”

Library Journal

■■ Boarding-school fantasy: This

“Boarding school fantasy

school for evil will delight fantasy

fans will flock to this

readers and fans of boarding-

new series.” —Bulletin

school stories

of the Center for Children’s Books

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“Fans of the series

Black-and-white illustrations

will be eager to find

throughout

out what happens to

288 pages, 6 × 8½"

Runt.” —Booklist

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Runt Higgins has a long to-do list. He needs to find out who cursed him, and why; he needs to make up with his best friend, Syke; and he needs to pass the Junior Henchman Training Program. That

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last one? Not likely. Professor Murphy hates Runt and is actively trying to fail him. The only way for Runt to pass the class and stay at Dr. Critchlore’s school is to locate a rare mineral that Dr. Critchlore needs to make an Undefeatable Minion. To find it, Runt must travel to icy Upper Worb and battle gyrfalcons, yetis . . . and the loathsome team from Dr. Pravus’s school. Their newest member? Runt’s former best friend, Syke.

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Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series and The Boy with 17 Senses. She lives in California with her husband and four children. Joe Sutphin is the illustrator of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. He lives with his wife and cat in a big red barn in Ohio.

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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

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling, award-winning

Explore the wonders of planet Earth in the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series

series: The Frank Einstein series debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and continues to earn accolades from reviewers ■■ Renowned author: Scieszka,

Praise for the Frank Einstein books “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 science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend.” —Mac Barnett, coauthor of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two ★ “In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders.” —Booklist, starred review “With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for

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reluctant readers.” —School

for more paperbacks!

who was the first National Ambassador for Children’s

Library Journal

■■ Common Core and STEM: Scieszka, a former teacher, integrates real science into the story, making Frank Einstein the perfect addition to classrooms seeking to observe Common Core guidelines and STEM curricula ■■ Popular genres: Combining adventure and humor, Frank Einstein taps into two of the most popular genres for middle-grade boys

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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

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artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial-almost-intelligence entity) to figure out what, and maybe whom, is causing global warming. But this time they need to

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use every bit of science to build an invention to save humankind and planet Earth! Jon Scieszka’s books include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and Battle Bunny. He is the founder of Guys Read and the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him at www.frankeinsteinbooks.com. Brian Biggs’s picture books include Everything Goes and the brand-new Tinyville Town series for Abrams Appleseed. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him at www.mrbiggs.com.

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AGES 12 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

A Face Like Glass ■ ■ 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 won the 2015 Costa Book of the Year award, clinching the title for a young adult book for the first time in over a decade. It also won

Never before published in the US, this novel from Costa Book of the Year award winner Frances Hardinge offers an underground city with a sinister past, a collection of wealthy families vying for power, and an out-of-place girl yearning to escape into the sunlight

the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Fiction Praise for A Face

■■ Crossover appeal: With dry

Like Glass

humor reminiscent of Douglas Adams and a highly sophisticated,

“The most enjoyable

honest exploration of authentic

children’s book of the year

emotion and self-expression, A

so far.” —The Sunday Times

Face Like Glass will appeal to

“Sophisticated, multi-

teen readers as well as adults

layered and elegantly

■■ Strong momentum: Never

written.” —BookTrust

before published in the US and

“Rich and dizzying . . . this

launching just a year after the

is a novel for young teens

critically acclaimed The Lie Tree,

to marvel at and savour.”

this gem of Frances Hardinge’s

—The Literary Review

backlist will satisfy fans of her

“A detailed, well-written

work who are eager to read more

epic with a huge cast of characters.” —The

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In the underground city of Caverna, the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare—wines that remove memories, cheeses that make you hallucinate, and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. On the surface, the people of Caverna seem ordinary, except for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to express (or fake) joy, despair, or fear—at a steep price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. Neverfell's expressions are as varied and dynamic as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, except hers are entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed . . . Frances Hardinge is the winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win this 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. www.franceshardinge.com.

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Finding Mighty

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY S H E E L A C H A R I

This clever mystery features graffiti clues and two winning protagonists from diverse backgrounds

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Encourages creativity: With graffiti at the heart of the mystery, this novel encourages readers to consider the power of an unlikely art form and its ability to communicate hidden messages ■■ Celebrated author: Chari’s first book, Vanished, was an Edgar Award finalist and was selected as a Children’s Literature Honor Book by the Asian/Pacifi American Library Association ■■ Diverse cast: Starring characters with a blend of Indian, American, and African-American backgrounds, this novel highlights family and the lasting bond between siblings

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Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it’s too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all? Drawing on urban art forms and local history, Finding Mighty is a mystery that explores the nature of art and the unbreakable bonds of family. Sheela Chari is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Vanished. She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

More of Me ■ ■ BY K AT H RY N E VA N S

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Genre mash-up: This sci-fi novel contains elements of horror as

In this mind-bending sci-fi novel, a teenager comes to blows with her clone over the life they both want

sixteen-year-old Teva fi hts to end the cloning process and uncovers dark truths about her family ■■ Diversifying: We jumped at the chance to publish this sci-fi title because of its unique hook and its ability to broaden the scope of our list ■■ Commercial, fast-paced read: This is a compulsively readable, chilling story that begs readers to examine their own identities and the factors that drive them

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Teva goes to school, studies for her exams, and spends time with her friends. To the rest of the world, she’s a normal teenager. But when she goes home, she’s anything but normal. Due to a genetic abnormality, Teva unwillingly clones herself every year. And lately, home has become a battleground. When boys are at stake, friends are lost, and lives are snatched away, Teva has a fight on her hands— a fight with herself. As her birthday rolls around, Teva is all too aware that time is running out. She knows that the next clone will soon seize everything she holds dear. Desperate to hang on to her life, Teva decides to find out more about her past . . . and uncovers lies that could either destroy her or set her free. In addition to writing, running a fruit farm and an online chocolate company, and raising two children, Kathryn Evans loves to belly dance and fences competitively. She is also the finance coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in the British Isles. She lives with her family near Chichester, England.

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Done Dirt Cheap

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

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

A gritty and poignant YA novel about two young women who form an unlikely bond in a corrupt southern town

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Sons of Anarchy for teenage girls: This timely novel is perfect for fans of Sons of Anarchy, which garnered enormous media attention and prompted a spinoff series ■■ Strong BFF protagonists: Two young women from opposite sides of the tracks join forces to overthrow the people who exploit them ■■ Fresh, commercial hook: Motorcycle clubs aren’t often seen in YA novels. A pulsepounding, dangerous theme gives this novel a sexy spin

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Tourmaline Harris’s life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline’s unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell’s life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom “sold” her into the services of Hazard, a powerful attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club—and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel. Sarah Nicole Lemon has butchered wild game, worked at a plastics factory, and earned her bachelor’s degree in pre-law—but she skipped over law school to wander the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains instead. Sarah lives on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Noteworthy ■ ■ BY R I L E Y R E D G AT E

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Growing talent: There’s been enormous enthusiasm from readers and booksellers

In this timely YA novel, a teenage girl disguises herself as a boy to sneak into a competitive, all-male a cappella octet

surrounding the publication of Riley Redgate’s first novel, Seven Ways We Lie ■■ Contemporary sweet spot: The author has the perfect voice for grounded YA and strikes an excellent balance between lighthearted humor and serious content ■■ Social-media savvy: Riley Redgate has a strong socialmedia presence, including 10,000 Tumblr followers (and counting) ■■ Topical themes: This novel touches on the relevant and important themes of female empowerment and gender discrimination

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It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like

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being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped . . . revered . . . all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

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Riley Redgate graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with a degree in economics. Noteworthy is her second novel. She currently lives and writes in WinstonSalem, North Carolina. Visit the author at rileyredgate.com.

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The Inconceivable Life of Quinn

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

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■ ■ BY M A R I A N N A B A E R

■■ Magical realism: Realistic

Family drama, mystery, and magical realism meet in a story of a girl whose pregnancy shocks everyone . . . her most of all

stories with just a hint of the supernatural are all the rage in YA fi tion right now ■■ Exciting hook: The story’s central question—how is Quinn pregnant?—will intrigue readers and keep them turning the pages ■■ Timely themes: The author deftly interweaves three culturally relevant themes—religious fanaticism, political intrigue, and unplanned pregnancy—into one airtight plot

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Quinn Cutler is sixteen and the daughter of a high-profile Brooklyn politician. She’s also pregnant, a crisis made infinitely more shocking by the fact that she has no memory of ever having sex. Before Quinn can solve this deeply troubling mystery, her story becomes public. Rumors spread, jeopardizing her reputation, her relationship with a boyfriend she adores, and her father’s campaign for Congress. Religious fanatics gather at the Cutlers’ home, believing Quinn is a virgin, pregnant with the next messiah. Quinn’s desperate search for answers uncovers lies and family secrets—strange, possibly supernatural ones. Might she, in fact, be a virgin? Marianna Baer has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of the young adult novel Frost. According to Kirkus Reviews, “Baer has a knack for dialogue and creating creepy situations that will intrigue teens.” She lives in Brooklyn and works as a freelance editor.

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AGES 14 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

The Last Thing You Said ■ ■ BY S A R A B I R E N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Summer loving: The vivid laketown setting and sweet romance

A deeply felt and romantic debut YA novel for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han

will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han ■■ Popular category: Contemporary YA fiction continues to top the bestseller lists with novels from authors such as Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman, and John Green ■■ Well-connected author: Biren is heavily involved in YA writer groups, including the YA Buccaneers, the Swanky Seventeens, and more ■■ Fresh setting: The story paints a lush portrait of Minnesota and South Dakota, an underrepresented region of the country in YA fi tion ■■ Native American elements: The story includes a Native American secondary character, and Native American traditions are evoked throughout

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CARTON QTY: 28 eISBN 978-1 -68335-066-8 Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie—Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister—was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can’t change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing—and to each other. Sara Biren earned an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a member of the YA Buccaneers, the Swanky Seventeens, SCBWI, and the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. She lives outside of Minneapolis with her husband and two children.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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A P E T E R N I M B L E A DV E N T U R E

■■ Four starred reviews: It’s rare

■ ■ BY J O N AT H A N AU X I E R

for any book to garner so much

The highly anticipated follow-up to Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes—now in paperback

critical acclaim ■■ Sequel and stand-alone: While featuring Peter Nimble, this original story also works as a stand-alone for new readers ■■ Promotes books and literacy:

Praise for Sophie Quire

The plot centers around a

and the Last Storyguard

magic book and the power of

★ “This novel should be in the hands of every human young enough at heart to be enchanted by the written word.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

storytelling ■■ Beloved author: Auxier is a superstar in the literary world, with legions of fans of all ages, and a New York Times bestselling author

★ “This affecting, compelling story stands on its own, embodying and highlighting the power and impact of tales well told—and why they endure.” —Booklist, starred review ★ “A fantastically done fantasy

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that will be enthusiastically

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embraced by middle grade

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bibliophiles.” —School Library Journal, starred review ★ “With Auxier’s exceptional character development . . . The major characters, even the villains, shine, with layers

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revealed through actions and very natural dialogue.” —Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books, starred review

ALSO AVAIL AB LE It’s been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now Peter and Sir Tode have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: to find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father’s bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read. Jonathan Auxier is the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Gardener and Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, which the Wall Street Journal called “as delightful a magical story as readers . . . will hope to find.” He teaches children’s literature and lives in Pittsburgh with his family. Visit him at www.thescop.com.

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Real-life science meets science fiction in this exciting and humorous

Praise for the New York Times bestselling series

“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 ★ “In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders.” —Booklist, starred review “With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

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rous

middle-grade series from bestselling author Jon Scieszka AGES 8 TO 12

■ ■ 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

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

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Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world

■■ Bestselling, award-winning

works by creating household contraptions that are

series: The series debuted on the

part science, part imagination, and completely unusual.

New York Times bestseller list

After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a

and continues to earn accolades

lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank’s

from reviewers

inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not

■■ Renowned author: Scieszka

exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink

brings a unique and humorous

and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank

sensibility to this middle-grade

attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s

series, which has readers eagerly

archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his

awaiting the next installment

evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middlegrade readers.

Now with a new look in paperback! See page 45 for book 5!

■■ Common Core: Scieszka, a former teacher, integrates real science into the story, making Frank Einstein the perfect addition to classrooms seeking to observe Common Core guidelines and STEM curricula ■■ Popular genres: Combining adventure and humor, Frank

Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger In the second installment in the Frank Einstein series,

Einstein taps into two of the most popular genres for middle-grade boys

Frank and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled artificial-almost-intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival—this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy. Frank is working on a revamped version of one of Nikola

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Tesla’s inventions, the Electro-Finger, a device that can

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tap into energy anywhere and allow all of Midville to

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live off the grid with free wireless and solar energy. But this puts Frank in direct conflict with T. Edison’s quest to control all the power and light in Midville, monopolize its energy resources, and get “rich rich rich.” Time is running out, and only Frank, Watson, Klink, and Klank

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www.mrbiggs.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Perfect for summer reading: The funny story, camp setting, and paperback format make this the perfect book to throw in your

Camp Rolling Hills B O O K T H R E E : B R E A KO U T ! ■ ■ BY S TAC Y DAV I D O W I T Z

Book three in the super-fun, paperback-original series that captures the unforgettable adventures of summer camp

suitcase on the way to vacation or camp ■■ Great reviews: Of Book One,

Praise for the Camp

Booklist said, “For those looking

Rolling Hills series

for a new series to explore, this A School Library

will more than suffice”

Journal Popular Pick

■■ Fills market niche: The wildly successful Camp Confide tial

“Funny and sweet. It

series wrapped in 2010, and

brought me back to those

there is no other current camp

amazing summer camp

series in the market

summers.” —Michael Showalter, cowriter of Wet

■■ Scrapbook elements: Letters

Hot American Summer

home from the wacky cast of characters, along with sketches,

“An engaging summer

a map, and a scrapbook will

read with plenty of

lightly illustrate

energy and originality to keep kids tuning in for more.” —Publishers Weekly

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CARTON QTY: 60 eISBN 978-1 -68335-076-7 It’s the end of the summer, which means one thing: Color War time! Color War is the event of the

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summer, a massive camp-wide competition. The camp is divided into two teams, Blue and White, with upper campers vying for the envied spot of lieutenant, a team leader position. Jenny assumes she’s got lieutenant in the bag, being a “popular girl” and all. And Play Dough sure hopes he does too—members of his family have been White team lieutenants for generations! But when assignments are announced, both are in for a surprise. Play Dough’s a lieutenant all right—for the enemy Blue team—and Jenny isn’t lieutenant at all. So who is? Jamie, Jenny’s sidekick. With the entire camp

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amping up for an all-out war, can Jenny and Play Dough overcome expectations and lead their teams to victory? Stacy Davidowitz is a playwright, screenwriter, and author based in Manhattan. She also teaches theater and creative writing in the New York City public and private schools. Her alma maters are Tufts University, Columbia University, and Tyler Hill Camp, where she attended as a camper, counselor, and head staff. Visit the author at www.stacydavidowitz.com.

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Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake

AGES 6 TO 9 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY J U L I E S T E R N B E R G  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY M AT T H E W C O R D E L L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Final book in a bestselling series:

Fighting with a best friend is worse than carrot juice on a cupcake in this third book in the Eleanor series

Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake is the anticipated follow-up to the successful Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger

Praise for the

■■ Appealing format: Highly

Eleanor series

illustrated, young contemporary

“Ingenuous free-

novels are very popular with

verse monologue.”

readers transitioning to chapter

—Publishers Weekly

books

“Winsome cartoon drawings.” —Booklist

■■ Award-winning series: Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie was an IndieBound Next pick and an

“Sternberg is particularly deft at leaving young-

ABC New Voices selection. It was on the 2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List and was a

reader-sized room

BookPage and Parents Magazine

for interpretation

Best Book

and extrapolation.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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I did a mean thing. A very mean thing. I HATE that I did it. But I did. This is worse than carrot juice

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on a cupcake or a wasp on my pillow or a dress that’s too tight at the neck. In the third installment from the team who created Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Eleanor’s relationship with her best friend, Pearl, experiences its first growing pains. When a glamorous new student transfers to school, Eleanor is excited about the possibility of a new friend. But when Pearl is assigned to be the new girl’s buddy, Eleanor fears she can’t compete. To make matters worse, she’s been chosen for the lead role in the springtime musical, which means she has to sing a solo in front of the entire school! From overcoming stage fright to having a secret crush, young readers will relate to Eleanor as she navigates the bittersweet waters of growing up. Julie Sternberg is the author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger. She lives in Brooklyn. Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Bat & Rat and Wish. He lives outside of Chicago.

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ver collections of SpongeBob comics! AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Collectible: These compilations are made up of the best-of-thebest SpongeBob comics stories

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

Dive deep into the world of Bikini Bottom in this collection of award-winning comics starring everyone’s favorite porous, yellow friend—SpongeBob SquarePants!

■■ Accessible format: This first-ever SpongeBob collection of selfcontained short comics comes in an affordable package that will appeal to fans and reluctant readers

SpongeBob Comics 1: Silly Sea Stories

SpongeBob Comics 2: Aquatic Adventurers, Unite!

■■ 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 6 Annie, 2 Emmy, and 14 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ■■ Series: A third book will publish in Fall 2017, in time for Halloween. A hardcover collection for older fans will also be published by Abrams ComicArts in Fall 2017

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob Comics are

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collections of previously published material specially curated by creator Stephen Hillenburg and some of the biggest names in comics. Silly Sea Stories includes short, self-contained classic

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SpongeBob stories, while Aquatic Adventurers, Unite! features stories with a super-hero theme. Both collections bring together the main characters and the rest of the undersea cast that fans know and

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love—all in hilarious comic-book adventures. Stephen Hillenburg is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy

SpongeBob Comics: Book 2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2320-9 ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2320-9 51095

Award-winning, animated SpongeBob SquarePants television series and has written, directed, and produced SpongeBob movies. Prior to his career in

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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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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author: Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series is a smash hit, with sales of more than 5.3 million and a devoted fan

To Kick a Corpse T H E Q W I K P I C K PA P E R S ■ ■ BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R

The Qwikpick Adventure Society returns for their most daring mission yet in book three of this wonderful series from Tom Angleberger—now in paperback!

following ■■ Beloved by kids’ book people: Librarians, teachers, booksellers—

Praise for To Kick a Corpse

those who witness what kids “The author offers a

really like to read—really

gigglefest of minor mishaps

love these books. Bookseller Summer Moser hailed Poop

. . . a knee-slapper . . .

Fountain! “the most refreshing

Angleberger’s back for

upper-elementary, middle-grade

another round of high-energy

book [she’s] read in years,” and

off-color humor—need we

librarian Travis Jonker called it

say more?” —Booklist

“funny and authentic . . . a book that notices how unforgettable experiences can come from the most unusual sources” ■■ Fun format: Notes, drawings, and found objects augment the text in a scrapbook-style format ■■ Diverse cast: The three kids at the heart of the Qwikpick series run the gamut of socioeconomic and cultural diversity

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This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle schoolers, will appeal to the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and gross-out classics such as How to Eat Fried Worms and Freckle Juice. Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave are the Qwikpick Adventure Society, three kids who seek out big adventures in their seemingly quiet hometown of Crickenburg. Tour a sewage plant? They’ve done it. Break into an abandoned research facility to spot a rat with a human face? Check. But their third exploit just might be their most daring yet. Local

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legend has it that a slave master was buried standing up in the plantation’s family tomb. Why? So that

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decide it’s high time to administer some 200-year-overdue justice and knock him down. Mission Kick

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he could continue overseeing his slaves—even in death! When the Qwikpickers hear about this, they a Corpse is on. Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series, as well as Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees; the Qwikpick Papers series; and the Inspector Flytrap series. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, author/illustrator Cece Bell. Visit the author at www.origamiyoda.com.

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Fly By Night

AGES 12 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

■ ■ BY F R A N C E S H A R D I N G E

Costa Book of the Year award winner Frances Hardinge’s beloved first novel, the tale of a girl whose ability to read is as rare as it is dangerous, now available in a stunning new edition

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Critically acclaimed author: Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree won the 2015 Costa Book of the Year award, clinching the title for a young adult book for the first time in over a decade. It also won

Praise for Fly By Night ★ “Through rich, colorful language and a sure sense of plot and pacing, Hardinge has created a distinctly imaginative world full of engaging characters, robust humor, and true suspense. . . those who appreciate the inventive plots of Cornelia Funke and Jonathan Stroud or Lloyd Alexander's colorful prose should thoroughly enjoy this highly original adventure.” —School Library Journal, starred review

the Boston Globe-Horn Book award and earned six starred reviews, making it one of the best-reviewed works of the year ■■ Books about books sell: Fly By Night honors the beauty of words in a way that will enchant and engage avid readers of all ages ■■ An enchanting revival: Originally published in the US in 2006, this edition will find a new audience with fans of Frances’s recently published, widely successful Cuckoo Song and The Lie Tree. School Library Journal calls Fly

★ “Hardinge’s stylish way with

By Night “a distinctly imaginative

prose gives her sprawling debut

world full of engaging characters,

fantasy a literate yet often

robust humor, and true suspense”

silly tone that calls to mind Monty Python.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Intricate plotting, welldeveloped and fascinating characters, delicious humor, and exquisite wordcraft envelop readers into this richly imagined world.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad. Mosca Mye was born at a time sacred to Goodman Palpitattle, He Who Keeps Flies out of Jams and Butterchurns, which is why her father insisted on naming her after the housefly. He also insisted on teaching her to read—even in a world where books are dangerous, regulated things. Eight years later, Quillam Mye died, leaving behind an orphaned daughter with an inauspicious name and an all-consuming hunger for words. Trapped for years in the care of her cruel Uncle Westerly and Aunt Briony, Mosca leaps at the oppor-

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tunity for escape, though it comes in the form of sneaky swindler Eponymous Clent. As she travels the land with Clent and her pet goose, Saracen, Mosca begins to discover complicated truths about the world she inhabits and the power of words.

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Frances Hardinge is the winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year for The Lie Tree, one of just two young adult novels to win this major UK literary prize. She is the author

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of many books for children, which Amulet is re-releasing. She lives in England. www.franceshardinge.com.

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THE SISTERS GRIMM ARE BACK— AN

AWARDS AND PRAISE FOR

2 million in print! OPPENHEIM TOY PORTFOLIO AWARD WASHINGTON POST BOOK OF THE WEEK NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOKS FOR READING AND SHARING INDIEBOUND PICK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES ★ “Rich in well-set-up surprises and imaginatively tweaked characters . . . . A madcap plot with plenty of leads into future adventures.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ “Fans of Lemony Snicket will adore this new series.” —KLIATT, starred review “A rare combination of clever writing and an idea so good you wonder why it took so long for someone to dream it up.” —Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sisters Grimm 1 2-copy carton pack 4 copies of each title ISBN 978-1 -41 97-2499-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2499-2 US $1 07.40 CAN $11 31 0 7.40 40 9 781419 724992

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K— AND WITH AN ALL-NEW LOOK! AGES 8 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

(1 0T H A N N I V E R S A RY R E I S S U E )

■■ Hot topic: Fractured fairy tales,

■ ■ 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

from ABC’s Once Upon a Time to the retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm return in a classic magic adventure with a new look

in Disney’s Maleficent, continue to be popular in media for all ages ■■ Fresh package: These new books

Book One: The Fairy-Tale Detectives

Book Two: The Unusual Suspects

Book Three: The Problem Child

feature a totally redesigned cover and a larger, more eye-catching trim size ■■ Beloved author: Fans clamor to meet Michael Buckley and send in tons of fan mail

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Book One 304 pages, 5½ × 8” ISBN 978-1-4197-2005-5 ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2005-5 50895 9 781419 720055

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Orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their recently discovered grandmother, Relda Grimm. The girls learn that they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of

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fairy tales is actually a history of the brothers’ crime-solving efforts. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its publication, we are repackaging this beloved, groundbreaking series with new covers in an

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appealing trim size. Fans of fractured fairy tales like ABC’s Once Upon a Time will have the opportunity to rediscover the fantasy, mystery, and adventure of The Sisters Grimm. Michael Buckley is the author of the successful Sisters Grimm and NERDS

Book Three 320 pages, 5½ × 8” ISBN 978-1-4197-2004-8 ISBN 978-1- 41 97-2004-8 50895

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 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions BOOK 2

■■ Fresh series look: With a fullbleed cover and a smaller trim

■ ■ BY S H E I L A G R AU  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J O E S U T P H I N

size, these paperbacks will be

Book two in the hilarious illustrated series about a hero with a heart of gold going to a school for all things villainous

eye-catching and on trend for the age group ■■ Rave reviews: Critics love this series. Of Book Two, Kirkus cheered, “Another smart, funny

Praise for the Dr. Critchlore’s

romp featuring a notably diverse

School for Minions series

cast headed by a minion who’s looking more and more like a

“A perfect blend of Hogwarts

hero”

and Monsters University.” —School Library Journal

■■ Illustrations throughout: Joe Sutphin’s illustrations capture

“Boarding school fantasy

the madness and humor of the

fans will flock to this new

monsters that call Dr. Critchlore’s

series.” —The Bulletin of the

school “home”

Center for Children’s Books

New series look and trim size! Book One PB also available!

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE Runt Higgins needs answers, fast. Someone cursed him to die on his sixteenth birthday—but no one seems to know who cursed him or why. He decides he must find the Great Library, where all true knowledge is stored. Unfortunately, the only people who know the location of the Great Library are a covert network of librarian-spies who have sworn to protect the Library’s secrets. And when one of

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Runt’s professors is attacked, it soon becomes clear that others are also out to find the Library at any cost. Meanwhile, Runt’s not the only one whose days are numbered. To save the floundering school from an inevitable sale, Dr. Critchlore takes some desperate measures. His master plan to save the school? A fashion show.

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Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series and The Boy with 17 Senses. She lives in California with her husband and four children. Joe Sutphin is the illustrator of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. He lives with his wife and cat in a big red barn in Ohio.

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Seven Ways We Lie

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

■ ■ BY R I L E Y R E D G AT E

The story of seven teenagers, each struggling with one of the seven deadly sins—now in paperback

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Multiple POVs: Seven different points of view set against a contemporary high school backdrop make for a unique,

Praise for Seven Ways We Lie

edgy reading experience that’s

“Welcome explorations

very on trend

rarely seen in teen lit.” —Kirkus Reviews “Redgate is right on trend with the type of story that’s popular with teens at the moment, and her book is sure to find a fan base.” —School Library Journal “Redgate writes with much insight into the complicated world of contemporary

■■ Star on the rise: Riley Redgate’s popularity has been swiftly ascending and with two more books on the way, she’s in it for the long haul ■■ Topical themes: Seven Ways We Lie has garnered tremendous positive attention within the YA community for its depictions of pansexuality and asexuality

high school, revealing both its hard edges . . . and its

w series d trim size! One PB vailable!

tender underbelly. . . . By book’s end, readers will feel like they have seven new friends.” —Publishers Weekly

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Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It has the same cliques, the same prejudices, and the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage, or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal. When rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change. Riley Redgate’s YA debut is told from seven points of view and effortlessly weaves humor and heartbreak into a drama that fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins will adore. Riley Redgate graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with a degree in economics. Seven Ways We Lie is her first novel. She currently lives and writes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit the author at www.rileyredgate.com.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

The Haters ■ ■ BY J E S S E A N D R E W S

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Rising YA superstar: Andrews’s debut, a New York Times bestseller, was adapted into an

From the New York Times bestselling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes a smart, raunchy road-trip adventure—now in paperback!

award-winning, buzz-worthy major motion picture starring Connie Britton and Nick Offerman ■■ New York Times bestseller: This bestselling book is available in paperback for the first time

New paperback look to come !

■■ Film potential: The director

Praise for The Haters “The Haters is terrific. Shocking and funny, unsettling and charming.” —Roddy Doyle, author of The Commitments “The Haters reads like a perfect jam session

of Me and Earl and the Dying

between the different voices in Jesse

Girl is attached to a potential

Andrews’s head. Try to hate on this one.

forthcoming fi m of The Haters,

You’ll fail.” —John Corey Whaley, award-

with Andrews attached to write

winning author of Where Things Come Back

and produce the screenplay

★ “An uproariously funny addition to

■■ Exclusive content: Includes

the teen-road-trip canon. . . . Effortlessly

author curated playlist

readable, deeply enjoyable, and, given the years since Andrews’ fantastic debut, well worth the wait.” —Booklist, starred review

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“Andrews’ writing is sharp and hilarious

336 pages, 5½ × 8⅓"

—be prepared to laugh out loud in

Paperback

public.” —Entertainment Weekly

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“An extremely entertaining number.

IN ASIA

It’s also downright hilarious when

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they riff on band names, new songs

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or just living life.” —USA Today “Hilarious . . . I laughed so hard I scared my cat off the couch multiple

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times.” —The New York Times “For YA fans who like voicey, adventure-

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bound novels, you’ll want to be sure to add this to your list.” —Buzzfeed

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Wes and his best friend, Corey, were excited for jazz camp. But it turns out to be lame. It is pretty much all dudes talking in “jazz voice.” And if that isn’t lame enough, Wes and Corey are put in Gene Krupa, the band for jazz-camp bottom-feeders. But then they jam with Ash, a charismatic girl with an unusual sound, and the three just click. It’s three and a half hours of pure musical magic, and Ash makes a decision: They need to hit the road. Because the road, not summer camp, is where bands get

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Movie Tie-in Edition) ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 946-2 ISBN$9.95  978-1-4197-1946-2 US CAN $1 1 .95 50995

good. Before Wes and Corey know it, they’re in Ash’s SUV heading south, and the Haters Summer of Hate Tour has begun. Bestselling author Jesse Andrews returns in an envelope-pushing road-trip romp about the dueling pulls of freedom and attachment, and about giving yourself permission to love what you love, even if it’s Kool & the Gang. This paperback edition will include a playlist of bands Andrews himself hates to love and loves to hate.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) ISBN 978-1 -41 97-1 960-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1960-8 US $9.95  CAN $1 1 5.95 0995

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Jesse Andrews is the bestselling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which is now a major motion picture and winner of the Sundance 2015 Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize. Andrews is also a musician and screenwriter. He lives in Boston. Visit the author at www.jesseandrews.com.

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8/8/16 4:23 PM


Sonia Delaunay ART IS LIFE

AGES 4 TO 8 JUVENILE / ART

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

Enjoy an adventure into abstraction with Sonia Delaunay, a groundbreaking artist of the early 20th century, and her young son

■■ Introduces an important artist: Sonia Delaunay’s colorful abstract works are popular and immediately appealing to children ■■ Fun mother-and-son adventure: Inspired by a blanket Delaunay made for her son, Charles ■■ More than painting: Delaunay was known for her textiles, fashions, and even for decorating cars ■■ Teaches about art: Includes a four-page spread of archival images of Delaunay and her artwork

S PECIFICATIONS 40 pages, 9¼ × 11¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1 -63345-024-0 ISBN 978-1-63345-024-0 US $1 9.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781633 450240

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 a world of color and form, a magical road trip in their car, modeled after her 1925

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design for a Citroën convertible. They glide into a landscape of colors and shapes drawn from Delaunay’s early abstract compositions—it’s as if they’ve driven into one of her paintings. Mother and son also explore the artist’s gorgeous, colorful designs for fabrics and clothing. Throughout, Delaunay helps Charles understand her artistic process and that of her husband, artist Robert Delaunay, by asking him what shapes and colors he recognizes along the way. They end up back in the real world, and Charles realizes that his mother’s thoughts about art permeate every aspect of their life. Cara Manes is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. She is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

ISBN 978-1 -63345-01 6-5 ISBN 978-1-63345-016-5 US $1 9.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781633 450165

Matisse’s Garden ISBN 978-0-87070-91 0-4 ISBN 978-0-87070-910-4 US $1 9.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 780870 709104

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AGES 4 TO 8 JUVENILE / ART

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Introduces a great graphic designer: The map is by Massimo Vignelli, an iconic designer whose work is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art,

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

The Great New York Subway Map is both an introduction to the basic concepts of graphic design for children and a love letter to New York City and its iconic subway

New York ■■ Exploratory: The New York City subway is huge and fascinating, and the book uses it to explore the city ■■ Maps are fascinating: Children love learning how to read maps, and here is the story of how one was created ■■ Award-winning illustrator: Emiliano Ponzi is a well-known illustrator and author of the bestselling The Journey of the Penguin ■■ Includes historical images: Features a four-page spread of archival images, photographs, and information on objects from the collections of MoMA and the New York Transit Museum

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Find your way around the New York City subway! This book introduces the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems and challenges, such as creating a map that can be understood by all New Yorkers and out-of-towners. Author and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi uses depictions of trains, subway stations, and the NYC skyline to create a love letter to the city. A groundbreaking work of information

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design, the subway map, designed by Massimo Vignelli, is an iconic work used by over a billion people every year. The Museum of Modern Art acquired the original 1972 diagram, along with the 1970 graphics standards manual Vignelli created for signage and station information, in 2004. The map is intimately tied to MoMA’s history, as it was a MoMA curator, Mildred Constantine, who recommended that New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority commission the map from the Italian designer.

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Emiliano Ponzi’s award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and the Washington Post. He is the recipient of the coveted Gold Cube from the NY Art Directors Club, and many other prizes in the United States and Europe. He lives in Milan and New York.

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Singer the dog gets into some paint in this vintage 1960s tale

JUVENILE

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Vintage book reissued: First published in 1966, with illustrations by acclaimed graphic designer Fredun Shapur ■■ Period design: Appeals to graphic-design afi ionados ■■ Charming story: Two children get into a mess with their excitable dog

Singer and the Paint

Paint med pur, aughter, y afresh.

AGES 3 AND UP

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

Fredun Shapur

paint. join in. gins!

Singer and the Paint

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Singer and the Paint

32 pages, 5¾ × 7⅞" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1 -84976-475-9 ISBN 978-1-84976-475-9 US $1 6.95  CAN $158.95 1695

Illustrated by Fredun Shapur

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In this cheerful story, Amy and Sam help paint the furniture in their house. Their excitable dog, Singer, decides to help out by wagging and thumping her tail on the wet paint. In the colorful calamity that ensues, Amy, Sam, and Singer—and Singer’s kennel—find themselves covered from head to toe

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in red and blue paint! First published with a different text in 1966, Singer and the Paint features original illustrations by acclaimed designer Fredun Shapur, which are brought to life again in an entirely new text written by Shapur’s daughter, Mira Shapur. Young children will delight in Singer’s unbounded enthusiasm for trying new things, and in the book’s bold, midcentury illustrations that are truly timeless. Fredun Shapur (b. 1929) is best known for his work designing educational children’s toys for Naef in Switzerland, Galt Toys in the UK, and Creative Playthings in the US. Shapur’s work is now in the collection of the V&A Museum of Childhood, London. Mira Shapur is a teaching fellow at Queen Mary University of London.

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Jill & Lion

AGES 5 AND UP JUVENILE

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

Jill and the King of the Jungle show that it’s not a crown, but what’s on the inside that counts

S E LLING POINTS ■■ More adventures: Sequel to Jill & Dragon ■■ Celebrates bonding: The

Jill—heroine of the acclaimed Jill & Dragon—

importance of friendship and

sets off on a new adventure and tries to help a

bravery shine through

new friend. She meets a very sad lion­—a King of the Jungle robbed of his crown! Forced to drive

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a toy car around in endless circles, poor Lion is

Color illustrations

so unhappy that his tears have started to blur the

32 pages, 10⅞ × 11¼"

words of the story. Jill gallantly intervenes only to

Hardcover

land herself in the middle of a particularly danger-

RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA

ous page. But with Dog at her side, nothing is

PUB MONTH: MARCH

too difficult for Jill to conquer. Another charming story from rising illustration talent Lesley Barnes,

ISBN 978-1- 84976-437-7 ISBN 978-1-84976-437-7 US $1 7.95  CAN $23.95 51795

Jill & Lion shows it isn’t crowns that make us important—it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

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Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow. She has collaborated with the V&A; the band Belle & Sebastian; and Glamour magazine.

The Parrot Song

AGES 3 AND UP JUVENILE

■ ■ BY É D O UA R D M A N C E AU

Little parrots, are you ready? One, two, three . . . repeat after me!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Inspires laughter: Guarantees giggling and fun for parents and

■■ Clever concept: Children love to

Édouard Manceau

children while discovering words and sounds

Édouard Manceau

Is there anything more satisfying for a child than repeating every word their parents say,

repeat, repeat, repeat!

popular Tickle Monster

just like a parrot? Here they can do exactly that, THE PARROT SONG

youaready little parrots? ■Are ■ From successful author/ One, two, three . . . illustrator: Creator of Abrams’ Repeat after me!

along with three adorable little parrots. Each new page of this joyful book offers children the fun of repeating the line that was

THE

just read on the previous page and then discov-

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UK £6.99 US $12.99 CAN $23.99 ISBN 000-0-00000-000-0

Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 9⅝ × 8¼" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1 -84976-497-1 US $1 4.95  CAN $1 56.95 1495

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ering a new line that completes the rhyme. Just

SONG

like the catchy sentences, the colorful graphic shapes appear, reappear, evolve, and transform to create an unexpected adventure full of funny effects. A final surprise brings young readers right back to the beginning, ready for another round of parrot-like repetitions. Édouard Manceau is an award-winning French author and illustrator who has published more than 100 books, including Tickle Monster.

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Meet Georgia O’Keeffe

AGES 7 AND UP ACTIVITY BOOK / ART

■ ■ I L LU S T R AT E D BY M A R I N A M U U N

Meet artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and be inspired to create your own art

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Inspires creativity: Bursting with activities based on ideas that O’Keeff explored herself

Marina Muun

Meet Georgia

■■ Beloved artist: Accessible introduction to O’Keeff ’s life and work ■■ Filled with art: Features reproductions of key artworks

an artist

you through our very own

works are featured in museums throughout North America ■■ Timely: Published to accompany major O'Keeffe exhibition, on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario April–June 2017

Meet Georgia O’Keeffe

rican artist become some . Known for s of New York capes.

■■ Museum tie-in: O’Keeffe’s

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Marina Muun

Come and meet Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), one of the 20th century’s most significant American artists. She transformed the way we look at things through her large-scale paintings of flowers, cityscapes, desert scenes, bone compositions, and abstract arrangements. In Meet Georgia O’Keeffe, you can explore O’Keeffe’s unique perspective as you draw, paint, and play your way through activities based on her artworks, and discover how to use art to express your own view of the world. Meet Georgia O’Keeffe is bursting with inspiring activities that are based on some of the artist’s key works, which are reproduced in full color. Marina Muun is a Bulgarian illustrator based in London. Her clients include the V&A, The New York Times, Variety, and The Washington Post.

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GREAT ADULT BOOKS FROM OUR OTHER IMPRINTS Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi

Block Adventures

The Best We Could Do

I N C R E D I B L E M A P S A N D G A M E S TO

A N I L LU S T R AT E D M E M O I R

C R E AT E A N D E X P LO R E I N M I N E C R A F T

B U I LD GA DG E TS , C A M E R A S , TO O L S , H O M E AUTO M ATI O N , GA M E S , A N D M O R E

■■ BY TH I BUI

■■ BY KIRSTEN KE ARN E Y

■■ BY KIRSTEN KE ARN E Y AND WILL FREEMAN

The Best We Could Do explores the Minecraft continues to prove itself as the world’s most inventive and flexible gaming

anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child. Thi

platform, offering players endless opportuni-

Bui documents her family’s daring escape

computer that was designed to be simple

ties for exploring and building virtual worlds.

after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s

and cheap enough for anyone to use to

Today, Minecraft is far more than just one

and the difficulties they faced building new

learn basic programming. With the Pi, both

game, because within Minecraft, players

lives for themselves in America. At the heart

kids and adults can learn basic coding

have begun designing their own games,

of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: adjust-

skills and build robots, smart objects, and

called Adventure Maps, that anyone may

ing to life as a first-time mother. With haunt-

other intriguing and useful things. Creative

enter and explore. Minecraft’s adventure

ing, poetic writing, and breathtaking art, The

Projects with Raspberry Pi is a practical

mode allows builders to create beautiful and

Best We Could Do examines the strength of

and inspiring introduction to making things

imaginative lands that are self-contained

family, the importance of identity, and the

with Raspberry Pi. It presents 35 projects,

games for single and/or multiple players.

meaning of home, providing inspiration to all

carefully selected to give readers an

Block Adventures points readers toward

who search for a better future while longing

overview of the different kinds of things

more than 30 captivating Adventure Maps.

for a simpler past.

that the Pi can be made to do. It offers clear

Some readers will be happy simply to visit

The Raspberry Pi is a little circuit-board

instructions, web links that give access to

and play. For aspiring world builders, Block

necessary computer code, and photographs

Adventures also offers basic concepts and

and diagrams of each device that display DIY

tutorials with simple guides, as well as

tech inventiveness at its best.

project suggestions to get involved in.

S PECIFICATIONS

S PECIFICATIONS

S PECIFICATIONS 2-color illustrations throughout 336 pages, 6½ × 9"

200 color photographs

400 color illustrations

224 pages, 6½ × 9"

256 pages, 6½ × 9"

Flexibind

Flexibind

RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA

RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA

PUB MONTH: MAY

PUB MONTH: APRIL

COMPUTERS • SCIENCE • HOW-TO

ART • GAMES

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