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INFORMATION TO THE TR ADE 40

Hanazuki

1

Hero vs. Villain

Sticker Book

2

Llamaphones

A Spark in the Dark

78

Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions Polar Distress

Where in the Moon?

79

Doodle Journeys

3

Bedtime, Ted!

4

Tinyville Town

42

World Make Way

80

The Sisters Grimm

I’m a Mail Carrier

44

Coco Chanel

81

Camp Rolling Hills: Freefall

Frankie’s Magical Day

45

Library on Wheels

82

Fuzzy

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the

83

One Trick Pony

84

Done Dirt Cheap

6 7 8

My First Toolbox

46

Appalachian Trail

Star Wars Block

10

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

47

Rosa’s Animals

85

Edgewater

11

Summer

48

The Making of America

86

Bookish Boyfriends

12

Growing Hearts

Andrew Jackson

88

Worlds of Ink and Shadow

Alexander Hamilton

89

Noteworthy

90

Verdigris Deep

91

Fly Trap

With My Daddy 14

My Mom Is Magical My Dad Is Amazing

51

Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions

16

Whose Boat?

17

Let’s Visit New York

52

Big Foot & Little Foot (Book #1)

92

The Great Chicken Escape

Let’s Visit Paris

54

JoJo Siwa: Things I Love

93

Red

18

Stack the Cats

56

The Girl with More Than One Heart

94

Magnolia’s Magnificent Map

19

Fruits in Suits

57

Love, Penelope

95

Los Angeles is . . .

20

Who?

58

The Flash: Book 2

Twice Cursed

Supergirl: Book 2

96

Art Making with MoMA

60

Every Shiny Thing

97

Shahzia

22

Captain Starfish

61

Boy Bites Bug

23

Down by the River

62

Jack and the Geniuses

98

Photographic

Lost in the Jungle

99

Maria Sibylla Merian

100

Once Upon a Time

24

They Say Blue

26

Mama’s Belly

27

The Best Mother

28

The 5 O’Clock Band

66

Lumberjanes: Book Two

101

The Mystery of the Missing Cake

30

Rock ’n’ Roll Soul

68

Ginger Kid

102

In the Darkness of the Night

31

Be Our Guest!

70

Munmun

103

Treasure Hunt

32

My Stinky Dog

72

Along the Indigo

104

All the Colors I See

33

The Night Knights

73

Final Draft

105

The Modern Art Journal Miffy the Artist

34 36

64

Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper

The Princess and the Pit Stop

74

Valley Girls

106

Hello Kitty Presents the

75

The Accidental Bad Girl

107

Meet the Artist: Alberto Giacometti

Fly By Night

108

Where’s Your Creativity?

Storybook Collection:

76

Red Riding Hood 38

Piglet and Papa

109

Dress Like a Woman

Surfer Chick 39

Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for

Eat for the Planet

110

My Chickens and I The Bridge

Stellar Scientists 111

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Front cover and pages 24–25: Illustrations from They Say Blue, © 2018 Jillian Tamaki. Back cover and page 87: Images from Bookish Boyfriends, © 2018 Danielle Kroll. All illustrations © 2018 the artist, unless otherwise indicated. Page 1: Alex Eben Meyer. Page 2: Janik Coat. Page 3: Sophy Henn. Pages 4–5, 64–65: Brian Biggs. Page 6: Michelle Romo. Page 7: Jessie Ford c/o Central Illustration Agency. Pages 8–9: Peskimo. Page 10: Nikki McClure. Page 11: David A. Carter. Pages 12–13, 32: Christine Roussey. Pages 14–15: Eunice Moyle/Hello!Lucky. Page 16: Tom Froese. Page 17: Geraldine Cosneau. Page 18: Susie Ghahremani. Page 19: Jared Chapman. Page 20: Natascha Rosenberg. Pages 21, 22: Alison Colpoys. Page 23: April Chu. Page 26: Abigail Halpin. Page 27: Diane Goode. Pages 28–29: Bryan Collier. Page 30: Matthew Cordell. Page 31: Photographs © 2018 by Gray Malin. Page 33: Cory Godbey. Pages 34–35, 82: Dan Santat. Pages 36–37: © SANRIO CO., LTD. Page 38: (top) Stephen Michael King; (bottom) Henry Cole. Page 39: David Roberts. Pages 40–41: 2018 © HZKI Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro. Pages 42–43: All works from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pages 44, 85: Photographs © Getty Images. Page 45: Cover photograph © State Library of North Carolina. Page 46: Jennifer Thermes. Page 47: Lion Head (1879), painting by Rosa Bonheur. Courtesy of Prado Museum. Pages 50, 51, 78: Joe Sutphin. Page 53: Felicita Sala. Page 55: © 2017 Viacom International Inc. Page 56: Penelope Dullaghan. Page 57: Lucy Knisley. Pages 58–59: © and TM DC Comics. Page 60: Kimberly Glyder. Page 61: Mike Heath. Page 63: Nick Iluzada. Pages 66–67: Lumberjanes TM & © 2017 Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. All Rights Reserved. Page 69: Zak Tebbal. Page 72: Photograph © Ute Klaphake/Trevillion Images. Page 73: Nathan Burton. Pages 74, 84: Na Kim. Page 75: Catherine Casalino. Pages 76, 90, 91: Vincent Chong. Pages 77, 80: Cory Godbey. Page 79: Dawn Vries Sokol. Page 81: Melissa Manwill. Page 83: Nathan Hale. Page 88: Catrin Welz-Stein.

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Hero vs. Villain A BOOK OF OPPOSITES

AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popular subject: Superheroes

A superhero-themed book of opposites

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 16 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2825-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2825-9 US $7.99  CAN $9.99 50799 9 781419 728259

CARTON QTY: 26 eISBN 978-1-68335-273-0

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Hero vs. Villain is a gently irreverent book of opposites with a modest narrative that plays on the popularity of benign villains and superheroes. The adversarial relationship makes heroes and villains the perfect stars for a book about opposites. But can sworn enemies learn to be friends? Alex Eben Meyer is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who has worked for Parents, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time, and BuzzFeed. This is his first children’s book.

I Am So Brave! ISBN 978-1-4197-0937-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0937-1 US $6.95  CAN $8.95 50695 9 781419 709371

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AGES 2 TO 4 BOARD BOOK

Llamaphones ■ ■ BY JA N I K C OAT

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Successful series: Like its series companions, this book offers

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 36 pages, 8 × 83/4" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2827-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2827-3 US $15.99  CAN $19.99 51599 9 781419 728273

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Hippopposites ISBN 978-1-4197-0151-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0151-1 US $15.95  CAN $19.95 51595

Llamaphones, Janik Coat’s much-anticipated follow-up to Hippopposites and Rhymoceros, features witty words that sound the same but are spelled differently—and have different meanings. Like the other books in the series, this one features surprising novelties, including a touch-and-feel element, making homophones an easy and fun concept to learn.

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Rhymoceros ISBN 978-1-4197-1514-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1514-3 US $15.95  CAN $19.95 51595 9 781419 715143

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Janik Coat is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She works extensively with agencies, collectives, and various French publishers. She is a frequent guest speaker at fine art schools and regularly exhibits her work in galleries. She currently resides in Paris.

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Bedtime, Ted!

AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

■ ■ BY S O P H Y H E N N

This imaginative take on a classic theme reminds us how fun bedtime can be

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popular subject: Bedtime can be a challenge, making this a popular theme with parents and toddlers alike ■■ Developmental: Young readers are introduced to important bedtime rituals, including brushing their teeth and taking a bath. But most important, they will learn that bedtime can be fun! ■■ Imaginative: Each gatefold surprises readers with just how far Ted’s imagination can go ■■ Format: The gatefolds and case-bound covers make Bedtime, Ted! a particularly special package

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In Bedtime, Ted! his parent tells him it’s time for bed, but Ted’s not ready yet! First he has to take a bath, have a snack, brush his teeth, and get all the wiggles out. In this book, each spread

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has a gatefold with big flaps perfect for little hands. When the gatefold is closed, Ted tells his parent that he can’t go to bed just yet because he has something to do first. When the gatefold opens,readerscan see what that somethingreally is. The second book in the series, Let’s Go, Ted! will release in Fall 2018. Sophy Henn was nominated for the Greenaway Medal in 2015 and shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards in 2014. She was also the World Book Day Illustrator for 2016. She lives and works in Sussex, England.

Good Night! ISBN 978-1-4197-1366-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1366-8 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 713668

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New York Times bestselling illustrator Brian Biggs Also available Entire series eligible for backlist off er! Ask your rep for details.

Meet these community helpers!

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

Tinyville Town: Time for School! ISBN 978-1-4197-2566-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2566-1 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 725661

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

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

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

Tinyville Town: I’m a Police Officer ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 723230


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

I’m a Mail Carrier (A Tinyville Town Book)

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■ ■ BY B R I A N B I G G S

■■ Popular subject matter:

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

BOARD BOOK

Community helpers are a key aspect of the preschool curriculum ■■ Inclusive: Tinyville Town is a place where anyone and everyone is welcome ■■ Attractive format: Board books are a format experiencing significant growth in the children’s market ■■ Art style: Brian’s bold, graphic, comic-influenced art style has serious kid appeal. ■■ Collectibility: This is the sixth book in the Tinyville Town series, and while they all stand on their own, their stories are also linked—children and parents will want to collect them all

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color throughout 22 pages, 61/2 × 71/2" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2833-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2833-4 US $7.99  CAN $9.99 50799 9 781419 728334

CARTON QTY: 26 eISBN 978-1-68335-274-7

In Tinyville Town: I’m a Mail Carrier, Rita the mail carrier makes sure everyone gets their mail, rain or shine. The Tinyville Town series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says hello, the bus is always on time, and all the townsfolk do their part to keep things running smoothly. Everyone has a job to do in Tinyville Town. With a nod to the busy world of Richard Scarry and the neighborhood feel of Sesame Street, this series has become a favorite read for preschoolers and is ideal for story time and class discussions about occupations and community helpers. Tinyville Town is a growing, thriving city full of interesting people. They can’t wait to show you around! Brian Biggs has collaborated on a number of projects, including Jon Scieszka’s bestselling Frank Einstein series, and is the creator of the Everything Goes picture-book series. He lives in Philadelphia.

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AGES 2 TO 4 BOARD BOOK

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Frankie’s Magical Day A FIRST BOOK OF WHIMSICAL WORDS ■ ■ BY M I C H E L L E R O M O

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 20 pages, 10 × 12" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2824-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2824-2 US $12.99  CAN $16.99 51299 9 781419 728242

CARTON QTY: 20 eISBN 978-1-68335-275-4

Charmingly illustrated by Michele Romo, Frankie’s Magical Day is a first word book that introduces

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a mix of both unconventional and everyday terms. Featuring everything from a post office and a castle to a bunny bandit and a unicorn, this fun-filled book includes a seek-and-find item on every page and contains hundreds of objects and places clearly labeled to help little readers expand their growing vocabularies. Michelle Romo is on an endless pursuit of drawing blobs with faces, cats in sweaters,

One and All ISBN 978-1-4197-1904-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1904-2 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 719042

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and monsters who would really like to hug you. In addition to creating the Crowded Teeth universe, featuring artistic merchandise, Michelle has collaborated with Disney, Sanrio, the Land of Nod, the Flaming Lips, and many more on a variety of projects. She lives in Chicago.

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My First Toolbox P R E S S O U T & P L AY ■ ■ BY J E S S I E F O R D

AGES 3 TO 5 BOARD BOOK

S E LLING POINTS

An interactive board book featuring press-out tools to engage toddlers

■■ Innovative novelty elements: Press-out tools give kids a tactile way to explore the world ■■ Developmental: Children develop their motor skills and understanding of cause and effect using press-out pieces. Progressive numbers allow the child to count and play at the same time ■■ Popular subject matter: Tools and building are popular subjects for little ones!

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 10 pages, 9-2/5 × 11-4/5" Board book RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2929-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2929-4 US $14.99  CAN $18.99 51499 9 781419 729294

CARTON QTY: 12

Kids will be delighted by the removable elements available in My First Toolbox, such as popping

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out a hammer to knock in nails. From a hammer and nails to a wrench and screws, this tactile board book offers a robust and fun introduction to everyday tools, perfect for encouraging a lively, interactive reading experience for children and adults. In addition to developing young children’s motor skills, it is a great way to encourage a child to count from three to five. Jessie Ford combines graphic shapes and textured layers, silhouettes and typography in her art. Jessie has worked with a range of publishing clients, including the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and the Times. She lives and works in sunny Brighton, United Kingdom.

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

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THE BESTSELLING SERIES JOURNEYS

ALSO AVAILABLE Entire series eligible for backlist o ffer! Ask your rep for details. Alphablock ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 709364

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

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

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

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

Buildablock ISBN 978-1-4197-2569-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2569-2 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 725692

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Star Wars Block 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-3114-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-3114-3 US $101.94  CAN $131.94 10194 9 781419 731143


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

The youngest fans of the force can tour the Star Wars universe in the sixth title in the bestselling Block Book series

AGES 3 TO 5 BOARD BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ The force of Star Wars: Recognizable worldwide, the Star Wars brand offers new films through 2019 ■■ Distinct content: Showcases popular locations, characters, and words every Star Wars fan should know ■■ Successful series: Acclaim and sales of Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, and Cityblock continue to exceed expectations ■■ Gift appeal: An excellent gift for Star Wars fans of every age ■■ Original art style: Renowned British illustration and design team Peskimo brings originality and edge to a popular category

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 96 pages, 51/4 × 61/4" Hardcover with novelty RIGHTS: US/CAN/AUS/NZ/UK ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2831-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2831-0 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728310

CARTON QTY: 18

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The world of Star Wars is rich with content, from its iconic characters to its stunning locations. This sixth title in the Abrams Block Book series takes readers on a tour through Star Wars featuring popular characters and moments from all the films up to and including Rogue One. As in previous Block Book titles, Star Wars Block includes die-cut shapes on every spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Additionally, each spread features important words every Star Wars fan, from the littlest Skywalker to the most seasoned Kenobi, should know. Peskimo is a husband-and-wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, England.

Star Wars Topps Classic Sticker Book ISBN 978-1-4197-2711-5 ISBN$12.95  978-1-4197-2711-5 US CAN $15.95

51295

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AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Talented author and artist: Nikki McClure’s cut paper art is

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 30 pages, 71/2 × 73/8" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2828-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2828-0 US $8.99  CAN $11.99 50899 9 781419 728280

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In this charming book, one little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive. He keeps asking, “Mama, is

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it summer yet?” Mama responds saying,”Not yet,” but there are plenty of signs that indicate spring is changing into summer: The earth is soft and there are seeds to plant, birds singing, ducklings in the pond, and pink blossoms blooming. The young boy even wears his bathing suit and carries a beach pail in preparation, but will it ever be summer? The text is a wonderful celebration of the change of seasons and showcases Nikki’s images of nature and the joys of family and community.

All in a Day ISBN 978-1-4197-2612-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2612-5 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895

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

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Summer

AGES 3 TO 5 POP-UP BOOK

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

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color pop-up illustrations throughout 12 pages, 7 × 7" Hardcover with novelty RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2832-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2832-7 US $14.99  CAN $18.99 51499 9 781419 728327

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Spring ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 Just in time for summer, this is the fourth and final book in the David Carter pop-up book series about the seasons. Each spread has a brief verse and depicts flora and fauna commonly found during the summer months. Pictures of strawberries, tomatoes, chipmunks, and more are labeled with simple text, making the book easy for very young readers to understand and enjoy. David A. Carter is an American author and illustrator. He is best known for his pop-up books for both children and adults. David Carter’s Bugs series has sold more than six million copies. He lives in Auburn, California. Visit Carter at cartermultimedia.us.com.

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Autumn ISBN 978-1-4197-2535-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2535-7 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495

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

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

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

WELCOMING A NEW SIBLING

The bestselling

Collect them all!

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

In My Heart ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 713101

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CONQUERING FEARS

APPRECIATING JOY

CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY

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

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

In My Room ISBN 978-1-4197-2644-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2644-6 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695

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

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bestselling Growing Hearts series! AGES 2 TO 4 PICTURE BOOK

With My Daddy

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A B O O K O F LOV E A N D FA M I LY

■■ Bestselling team: The Growing

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

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 34 pages, 10 × 10.5" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2822-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2822-8 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728228

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

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ALSO AVAILABLE

Snuggle the Baby ISBN 978-1-4197-1124-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1124-4 US $12.95  CAN $15.95 51299 9 781419 711244

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Babar’s Little Girl ISBN 978-1-4197-0340-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0340-9 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 703409

My Mom Is Magical 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-3110-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-3110-5 US $47.94  CAN $59.94 54794 9 781419 731105

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My Dad Is Amazing 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-3182-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-3182-2 US $47.94  CAN $59.94 54794 9 781419 731822


J UST HOW WONDERF UL PARENTS CAN BE AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

■ ■ BY H E L LO ! LU C K Y

My Mom Is Magical

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

My Dad Is Amazing S PECIFICATIONS My Mom Is Magical Full-color illustrations throughout 24 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1 US $7.99  CAN $9.99 50799 9 781419 729621

CARTON QTY: 34 eISBN 978-1-68335-271-6 My Dad Is Amazing Full-color illustrations throughout 24 pages, 7 × 7” Board book

My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are. Hello!Lucky is a letterpress greeting-card brand that has been rolling out swoon-

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4 US $7.99  CAN $9.99 50799

worthy designs since 2003. It was always in the cards for sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, who love to push the envelope and enjoy nothing better than a

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good pun. The sibling duo has spent the last 11 years mastering the craft and placing Hello!Lucky in stores worldwide. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.

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eISBN 978-1-68335-272-3

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AGES 2 TO 4 BOARD BOOK

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New take on a popular theme: Books on boats are beloved by

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 16 pages, 71/2 × 71/2" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2835-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2835-8 US $9.99  CAN $12.99 50999 9 781419 728358

CARTON QTY: 26 eISBN 978-1-68335-311-9

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Smoke billows up. Cool water flows. Whose boat is that? Do you know? This nonfiction ode to boats features six kinds of workers and their boats—a patrol boat, a tugboat, a car ferry, a lobster boat, a lifeboat, and a fireboat—with important parts properly labeled. The answer to each inquiring refrain lies under a gatefold, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game. With lyrical (and factual!) text by New York Times bestselling author Toni Buzzeo, and the stylized art of Tom Froese, this sturdy board book is perfect for curious and playful young readers.

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

Toni Buzzeo’s first two books in the series, Whose Tools? and Whose Truck?, have sold more than fifty thousand copies. Toni is the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller One Cool

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

Friend, as well as many other books for children. Buzzeo lives with her husband in Arlington, Massachusetts. Tom Froese is a commercial artist. His work can be seen in retail stores and publications including Monocle, Harvard Business Review, and Wired UK. He lives in Canada.

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T O U R T W O O F T H E M O S T FA M O U S C I T I E S I N T H E W O R L D W I T H T H E S E B OA R D B O O K S AGES 2 TO 4

■ ■ BY C H R I S TO P H E R F R A N C E S C H E L L I 

BOARD BOOK

■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY G É R A L D I N E C O S N E AU S E LLING POINTS

Let’s Visit New York (A microCITIES Book)

■■ Bestselling author: Christopher Franceschelli’s Block series has garnered critical acclaim. Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock continue to exceed all expectations, with the series having already sold over 500,000 copies! ■■ Strong subject matter: More

Let’s Visit New York 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-3112-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-3112-9 US $77.94  CAN $101.94 57794 9 781419 731129

than 50 percent of the world lives in urban areas. These books offer glimpses of New York and Paris life ■■ Unique format: Readers will be delighted by the map of

Let’s Visit Paris (A microCITIES Book)

iconic locations before taking a charming tour of New York City or Paris

S PECIFICATIONS Let’s Visit New York (A microCITIES Book) Full-color illustrations throughout Let’s Visit Paris 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-3113-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3113-6 US $77.94  CAN $101.94 57794 9 781419 731136

46 pages, 7 × 4.25" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2829-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2829-7 US $12.99  CAN $16.99 51299 9 781419 728297

CARTON QTY: 20 Let’s Visit Paris (A microCITIES Book) Full-color illustrations throughout

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

46 pages, 7 × 4.25”

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

Casebound board book

all of the city sites in context before taking readers on a journey that introduces iconic landmarks like

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the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. Playful die-cuts peek into windows and under bridges on each spread, culminating in an iconic gatefold at the end.

PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2830-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2830-3 US $12.99  CAN $16.99 51299

Christopher Franceschelli is a longtime publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs the Handprints imprint of Chronicle and the SmartInk packag-

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ing company. Born and raised a New Yorker, Christopher lives with his family in Brooklyn. Géraldine Cosneau is the illustrator and creator of more than 25 books and has worked with many of France’s most prestigious publishers.

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AGES 3 TO 5 BOARD BOOK

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Well-known illustrator: As the founder of a stationery brand and

A whimsical book about counting and organizing cats—now in board book!

website, boygirlparty.com, Susie Ghahremani has established herself as an illustrator with a

Now in board book!

strong following in the gift and stationery worlds ■■ Cats: Dogs might be man’s best friend, but people really love cats. Their strong-willed nature makes the idea of stacking them even more humorous ■■ Development of early math skills: Stack the Cats introduces key early-math skills for toddlers, such as counting forward and backward

S PECIFICATIONS Stack the Cats Full-color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 7 × 7” Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2706-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2706-1 US $8.99  CAN $11.99 50899 9 781419 727061

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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

Stack the Cats 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-3111-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-3111-2 US $53.94  CAN $71.94 55394 9 781419 731112

Stack the Cats HC ISBN 978-1-4197-2349-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2349-0 US $17.95  CAN $19.95 51595

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one proud cat and bird left. Counting forward and backward, understanding when there is more or less of something, and grouping and recognizing items are key early math skills for toddlers, making these books as developmentally sound as they are visually engaging. 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, Susie lives in sunny San Diego with her husband and zillions of pets.

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Fruits in Suits

AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

■ ■ BY JA R E D C H A P M A N

The hilarious follow-up to Vegetables in Underwear reveals how ridiculous a swimsuit can be—now in board book!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Anticipated follow-up: The delicious sequel to Vegetables in Underwear, which is also now in board book ■■ Silly humor: Much like its precursor, Fruits in Suits perfectly plays to the humor of preschoolers while explaining the many meanings of the word “suit” ■■ Summer read: Beach-bound fruits are perfect for summer reading promotions

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Now in board book!

Full-color illustrations throughout 22 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2941-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2941-6 US $7.99  CAN $9.99 50799 9 781419 729416

CARTON QTY: 32 eISBN 978-1-68335-036-1

Have you ever seen a banana in a bikini? Or a tangerine in trunks? What about grapes in goggles? In this uproarious follow-up to Vegetables in Underwear, kids will learn that there are many kinds of

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suits—including suits for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and scuba diving. But can you wear a business suit to the beach? Fruits in Suits has the same irreverent silliness as Vegetables in Underwear and shows just how much fun swimsuits can be—and how important it is to hold on to them when you jump into the water! 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 of Vegetables in Underwear; Steve, Raised by Wolves; and Pirate, Viking & Scientist.

Vegetables in Underwear ISBN 978-1-4197-2377-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2377-3 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 723773

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AGES UP TO 3 BOARD BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Developmental: Who? highlights the relationship between babies and their loved ones in an

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

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

accessible way ■■ Successful author: Robie H. Harris has authored several bestselling children’s books about growing up and the facts of life, including It’s Not the Stork! and It’s Perfectly Normal. Her books have sold over 200,000 copies ■■ Diverse and inclusive: Who? features many kinds of people and families

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 20 pages, 8 × 8" Board book RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2834-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2834-1 US $7.99  CAN $9.99 50799 9 781419 728341

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Who? A baby! That’s you, baby, you! That’s who! Who? explores the relationships babies form with the people and things they love the most. The text’s repetitive verse and melodic voice will captivate babies and toddlers and draw them into the sounds and images of the book. Robie H. Harris is the author of several picture books, including It’s So Amazing and It’s Perfectly Normal, two of the American Library Association’s most-challenged books of

Who Loves Me? ISBN 978-1-4197-2577-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2577-7 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895 9 781419 725777

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

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AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

Captain Starfish ■ ■ BY DAV I N A B E L L  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY A L L I S O N C O L P OY S

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Quiet power: The text celebrates introversion and its merits,

A quiet boy with anxiety learns to shine in this award-winning picture book that celebrates introversion

which is very on-trend, given the success of the adult book Quiet Awards for Captain Starfish

■■ Gorgeous art: Show-stopping spreads and a limited palette

Small Publishers’ Children’s

make an appealing package

Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards

■■ Marine life hook: Aquariums and other ocean lovers will

Best Designed Children’s

delight in the whimsical nautical

Illustrated Book,

illustrations

Australian Book Designers Association Awards

■■ Gentle message: Portrays social anxiety compassionately, as both

Children’s/YA Cover

positive and negative

of the Year, Australian Book Designers Association Awards

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The Critchton Award

Full-color illustrations throughout

for Children’s Book

40 pages, 81/4 × 10"

Illustration, Children’s

Hardcover with jacket

Book Council of Australia

RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2837-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2837-2 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728372

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Alfie wants to participate in the best parts of being a kid, from his friend Antoinette’s birthday party to the relay races at school. But his shyness keeps him from engaging. When Alfie wakes up with That Feeling on the morning of yet another big event—the underwater costume parade—his mom takes him to the aquarium. There, Alfie meets a starfish who shines so boldly Alfie feels small. But suddenly, a tiny clownfish

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swims up to Alfie for a quick hello and retreats again. Alfie begins to understand that there’s a happy medium between hiding away and being the star, and that he needs to come out of hiding every once and awhile to make meaningful connections. Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. For six years she was a senior editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division. Davina lives

South ISBN 978-1-4197-2299-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2299-8 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 722998

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and works in Melbourne. Allison Colpoys is an award-winning freelance book designer and illustrator. When she was little, Allison was obsessed with underwater worlds and wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up. She is still trying.

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Down by the River

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

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

A heartwarming picture book about fishing and family from a beloved industry figure

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full color illustrations 40 pages, 113/4 × 91/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2293-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2293-6 US $17.99  CAN $22.99 51799 9 781419 722936

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One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s

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stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later. Illustrated with lush imagery by rising star April Chu, Down by the River celebrates fishing, family, and fun. Photo © Sharon Bealy

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

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Waiting for High Tide ISBN 978-1-4197-1656-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1656-0 US $19.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781419 716560

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The first picture book from Caldecott and Printz Honor–

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winning cocreator of This One Summer, Jillian Tamaki

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

AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 40 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD EX CANADA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2851-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2851-8 US $17.99  CAN $22.99 51799 9 781419 728518

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In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know, she hasn’t seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at. This first picture book from celebrated illustrator Jillian Tamaki will find equal appreciation among kids and collectors. Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist best known for her graphic novels Skim, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated, and This One Summer, both cocreated with Mariko Tamaki. This One Summer was awarded a Caldecott Honor, Printz Honor, and Eisner Award.

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ For the love of moms: Perfect for Mother’s Day promotions, this tender picture book shows the

This lyrical picture book is an ode to motherhood and a celebration of sibling love, as one family awaits the arrival of its newest member

special bond between mother and child ■■ Stunning illustrations: The lyrical text and lush, evocative illustrations feature a multicultural family ■■ Comforts older siblings: The honest exploration of welcoming a new sibling makes this title the perfect gift for any young reader whose mother is expecting

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 91/2 × 91/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728419

CARTON QTY: 22 eISBN 978-1-68335-286-0

As a curious little girl awaits the arrival of her baby sister, she asks Mama many questions: “Will she have freckles?” “Will I have to share my blanket?” She helps Mama and Dad prepare to meet her little sister, singing her songs and knitting her a new blanket. But the most important part of getting

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

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

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The Best Mother

AGES 3 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

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

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 81/2 × 101/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2534-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2534-0 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 725340

CARTON QTY: 22 eISBN 978-1-68335-129-0

When Maxine wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, she wonders if the problem might be her mother. What if she could try out a new mom who doesn’t make her brush her teeth or comb her hair? Enlisting Mom to help her with the search, Maxine interviews various prospects to be her new mother at the park, the toy store, and the zoo. Unfortunately, these other mothers present a

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host of new problems and concerns. Maybe her “old mother” was the best mother of all? Featuring gorgeous illustrations by the acclaimed Diane Goode, The Best Mother is for every child who’s ever wondered if the grass is greener and affirms that there’s nothing better than your own mother’s love. C. M. Surrisi holds an MFA from Vermont College in children’s literature and is the author of the middle-grade novel The Maypop Kidnapping. She

Just Like Mama ISBN 978-0-8109-8393-9 ISBN 978-0-8109-8393-9 US $15.95  CAN $19.95 5 1 5 9 5

lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Diane Goode has illustrated more than 50 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers and the Caldecott-Honor book When I Was Young in the Mountains.

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Learn how to be a leader in the follow-up picture book

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

Take a tour of Trombone Shorty's beloved New Orleans

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to the Caldecott Honor–winning Trombone Shorty AGES 4 TO 8 In this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Trombone

PICTURE BOOK

Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans. After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means

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to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and soak up inspiration. Along

■■ Follow-up to the award-winner:

the way he’ll meet street musicians, a favorite restaurant owner, and the famous Mardi Gras Indians.

Trombone Shorty earned a

Each has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share with Shorty about being an artist, a leader, and a friend.

Caldecott Honor and a Coretta

In The 5 O’Clock Band, Troy Andrews has crafted another unforgettable love letter to New Orleans

Scott King Gold Medal

illustrated by the incomparable Bryan Collier. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is a Grammy-nominated and Heinz Award–winning musician who leads his band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He lives in New Orleans. Bryan Collier is a renowned illustrator who has won four Caldecott Honors, three Coretta Scott King honors, and six Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives in Marlborough, New York.

■■ Star author: Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is a renowned jazz musician from New Orleans ■■ Star illustrator: Bryan Collier has won numerous honors, including six Coretta Scott King awards ■■ Charitable component: Partial proceeds from 5 O’Clock Band will benefit the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which provides local musical education

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 40 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2836-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2836-5 US $17.99  CAN $22.99 51799 9 781419 728365

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

Rock ’n’ Roll Soul ■ ■ BY S U S A N V E R D E   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M AT T H E W C O R D E L L

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Picture book dream team: Susan Verde of I Am Yoga fame teams

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

up with Matthew Cordell, authorillustrator of the acclaimed picture book Wish ■■ Tons of heart: This playful picture book reminds you that you have everything you need inside yourself to make your mark ■■ Homage to beloved musicians: Cordell’s illustrations feature well-loved musicians, from Billie Holiday to Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color 32 pages, 81/2 × 101/2" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2849-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2849-5 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728495

CARTON QTY: 22 eISBN 978-1-68335-281-5

ALSO AVAIL AB LE With the school talent show coming up, a young music lover spends most of her time daydreaming about the perfect act. She notices the sounds around her, like the brrrrring of the school bell or the rappa-tappa-tap of rain on the windowpane. But the talent show is the place to reveal her own voice. Will she mix up some hip-hop beats? Will she command an orchestra of dozens, bringing the classics to life? Or, will she go electric, Jimi Hendrix style? Marching out on the talent show stage to the beat

My Kicks ISBN 978-1-4197-2309-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2309-4 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 723094

I Am Yoga ISBN 978-1-4197-2697-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2697-2 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895

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of her own drum, this sweet and sassy musician ultimately chooses to be herself and sing her own song loud and proud, “I’ve got a rock ’n’ roll soul!” Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and My Kicks. She is a licensed yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York. Matthew Cordell is the author-illustrator of many children’s books, including Wish, Dream, and, most recently, Wolf in the Snow. He lives outside of Chicago.

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Be Our Guest!

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY G R AY M A L I N

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color photography throughout 48 pages, 10 × 8" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2930-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2930-0 US $17.99  CAN $22.99 51799 9 781419 729300

CARTON QTY: 22 eISBN 978-1-68335-280-8

Be Our Guest! 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-3183-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-3183-9 US $107.94  CAN $137.94 10794 9 781419 731839

From Gray Malin, New York Times bestselling photographer of Beaches, comes Be Our Guest!, Malin’s first children’s picture book, compiled from his acclaimed series of photographs at the Parker

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Hotel in Palm Springs. Welcome to the Parker Hotel, where you’ll experience a delightful time away, filled with everything you’d expect from a sunny, California vacation. There’s tennis courts and a lemonade stand, a gorgeous pool, and a lawn for croquet. But, the other guests and staff are more than a little unexpected . . . If Eloise had lived in an animal-only hotel, it would have had the style and whimsy of the Parker. Just reading Be Our Guest! will whisk children away on a temporary holiday, which is nothing less than extraordinary.

Beaches ISBN 978-1-4197-2089-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2089-5 US $40.00  CAN $49.95 54000 9 781419 720895

Gray Malin is a photographer best known for his aerial beach photography, which he has transformed into a lighthearted, conversation-igniting, joyful brand. His work’s sense of adventure and escapism has turned him into a household name. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Escape ISBN 978-1-4197-2759-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2759-7 US $45.00  CAN $57.00 54500

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AGES 3 TO 6 PICTURE BOOK

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Christine’s books have sold over 500,000

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

copies in the U.S. ■■ For dog lovers: More than 35 percent of US households own dogs ■■ Appealing art: Whimsical illustrations make a hip package ■■ Message of acceptance: My Stinky Dog reminds us to embrace others’ quirks ■■ Silly story: Readers will laugh at the boy’s extreme attempts to make his dog less stinky ■■ Companion title: My Stinky Dog makes a nice set with Roussey’s My Lazy Cat

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 8 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2823-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2823-5 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728235

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Alfred is a great dog. He’s super sweet and he can run really fast. There’s just one teeny, tiny thing . . . Alfred STINKS. His feet stink, his back stinks, his tummy stinks. Alfred’s owner, a little boy, loves him and tries everything to help: soaps and incense, perfumes and shampoos. And he finally, finally,

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

My Lazy Cat ISBN 978-1-4197-2602-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2602-6 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695

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

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The Night Knights

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

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

Knights battle nighttime fears in this dreamy bedtime picture book

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

S PECIFICATIONS 40 full-color illustrations 40 pages, 9 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2846-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2846-4 US $17.99  CAN $22.99 51799 9 781419 728464

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Nighttime can be scary. Every bump, thump, or scratch could be a monster lurking under the bed or in a closet. But if that’s the case, then why haven’t we ever seen a monster? You might think that’s because monsters don’t exist. But maybe monsters do exist . . . but so do something else: The Night Knights. And when night falls, they take their place, protecting us all from the terrors lurking in the

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dark. With a lyrical text reminiscent of the bestseller Dream Animals, The Night Knights introduces reluctant sleepers to the many fantastical warriors who will protect them while they slumber, from the Guardians of the Gates to the Midnight Flock. Gideon Sterer is the author of Skyfishing and a recent graduate of Oberlin College. He lives in Brooklyn. Cory Godbey is an illustrator for picture books, covers, comics, editorial, advertising, animated shorts, and films. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit him at corygodbey.com.

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Skyfishing ISBN 978-1-4197-1911-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1911-0 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 781419 719110

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Celebrate girl power and horsepower in this

The Princess and the Pit Stop 9-copy floor display ISBN 978-1-4197-3117-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-3117-4 US $152.91  CAN $197.91 15291 9347 8 1 4 1 9 7 3 1 1 7 4

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unexpected mash-up from two bestselling creators! AGES 5 TO 7

The Princess and the Pit Stop ■ ■ BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY DA N S A N TAT

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat and bestselling author Tom Angleberger deliver high-octane fun

PICTURE BOOK

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 81/2 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JULY ISBN 978-1-4197-2848-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2848-8 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728488

CARTON QTY: 32 eISBN 978-1-68335-278-5

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

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Join Her Royal Highness in the driver’s seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and ALL of the Wicked Witches, this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower. Tom Angleberger is a beloved children’s book author best known for his bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of the Qwikpick Papers series, the Inspector Flytrap series, Fuzzy, McToad Mows Tiny Island, and many other books for children. You can learn more about him at origamiyoda.com. Dan Santat is a critically acclaimed author-illustrator best known for his Caldecott-winning picture book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.

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McToad Mows Tiny Island ISBN 978-1-4197-1650-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1650-8 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695 9 781419 716508

Picture Day Perfection ISBN 978-1-4197-0844-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0844-2 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795

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The classical story of Little Red Riding Hood is

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reimagined through Hello Kitty’s super-cute eyes

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: Little Red Riding Hood ■ ■ BY S A N R I O

AGES UP TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Recognition: Hello Kitty is one of the most famous and endearing children’s brand names, and the fairy tales in this series are as well loved as Hello Kitty herself. She has inspired more than 50,000 branded objects available in more than 70 countries, including more than 15,000 retail locations in the United States alone ■■ Inviting format: Now in paperback, these books feel like precious keepsakes at an inviting price

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8 × 8" Paperback RIGHTS: US AND CANADA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2886-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2886-0 US $6.99  CAN $8.99 50699 9 781419 728860

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Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection: The Little Mermaid ISBN 978-1-4197-2549-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2549-4 US $6.95  CAN $8.95 50695 When Hello Kitty’s grandmother is sick, she must travel through the dangerous woods to visit her. Before she leaves, Hello Kitty’s mother reminds her not to talk to anyone and to go to straight to Grandma’s. But when Hello Kitty meets a wolf in the woods, will she heed her mother’s advice? Sanrio®, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, celebrated its fifty-fifth anniversary in 2015. Today, over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in more than 70 countries around the world.

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

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AGES 4 TO 6 PICTURE BOOK

Piglet and Papa ■ ■ BY M A R G A R E T W I L D   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S T E P H E N M I C H A E L K I N G

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Seasonal promotion: A perfect book for Father’s Day!

A sweet and heartwarming tale of parental forgiveness—now in paperback! For all children who have wondered what

■■ Great for families: Sweet and

their parents are thinking, this warmly illustrated

loving, this is a wonderful book for doting fathers to read aloud

book is perfect for bedtime and story hour. Piglet

and share with their little ones

feels a little insecure—she has upset her papa. Does that mean he no longer loves her? Horse,

■■ Popular series: The first book of

Sheep, Donkey, Duck, and Dog all tell her that

the bestselling series now in the

they love her—but they know someone who

popular 8x8 format

loves her a million times more! Who can it be?

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In this affectionate barnyard tale, Piglet’s loving

Full-color illustrations throughout

relationship with her papa will comfort every

32 pages, 8 × 8"

child who has ever been naughty to get attention.

Paperback RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA

Margaret Wild is Australia’s leading

PUB MONTH: MAY

picture book writer. She was born in Eschew, a small town in South

ISBN 978-1-4197-2940-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2940-9 US $4.99  CAN $5.99 50499

Africa, and currently resides in Sydney, Australia. Stephen Michael King lives in Sydney, Australia.

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AGES 3 TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

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

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

Catch a wave with this totally RAD picture book—now in paperback! Two birds of a feather, a chick and her dad, lived by the shore, in a radical pad.

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

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So begins the story of a little chick and her dad who take to the beach for some fatherdaughter surf lessons. Soon the little chicken is catching waves on her own board and doing gnarly tricks, just like her rad dad. This sweet, rhyming picture book is filled with cool surf lingo

Full-color illustrations throughout

and perfect for summer at the beach. It also

32 pages, 8 × 8"

celebrates the love between father and daughter.

Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2931-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2931-7 US $4.99  CAN $5.99 50499

Kristy Dempsey is the author of Me with You. She lives in Brazil with her family. Henry Cole is the bestselling illustrator of numerous books for children, including And

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Tango Makes Three. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists ■ ■ BY A N D R E A B E AT Y  ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY DAV I D R O B E R T S

AGES 5 TO 7 ACTIVITY BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling series: The picture

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

books have sold more than a million copies! Ada Twist, Scientist debuted as a #1 New York Times Bestseller ■■ STEM appeal: Contains more than 40 hands-on projects that teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills ■■ Perfect for the classroom: There’s a hunger among teachers for projects and activities that tie in to this series ■■ Girl power appeal: Ada is a role model as a girl scientist and a character of color

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 96 pages, 9 × 11" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-3024-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-3024-5 US $14.99  CAN $18.99 51499 9 781419 730245

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Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists 24-copy mixed carton ISBN 978-1-4197-3116-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-3116-7 US $395.11  CAN $483.12 39511 9 781419 731167

eISBN 978-1-68335-303-4

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For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie’s and Iggy’s project books, Ada’s will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid’s lab would be complete without it! Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.

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Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers ISBN 978-1-4197-1910-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1910-3 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 719103

Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects ISBN 978-1-4197-1892-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1892-2 US $14.99  CAN $17.99 51499

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JOURNEY TO THE COLORFUL AGES 6 TO 10 ACTIVITY BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Exciting new brand: Hanazuki is a new animated series and toy line from Hasbro, creators

Hanazuki Sticker Book ■ ■ BY H A S B R O, I N C .

Unleash your creative side with this ultimate sticker book based on Hanazuki!

of the smash-hit My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic ■■ Commercial: Features a vibrant package that is sure to stand out on the shelf ■■ Creativity: Express your creative side with sticker creations that are uniquely yours! ■■ Deluxe package: This vibrant package includes hundreds of © 2018 HZKI Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

stickers and six double-sided pull-out posters ■■ Girl power: Hanazuki is geared toward girls ages 6 to 10, with the motto “Be bold. Be weird. Be you.”

S PECIFICATIONS 21 sticker pages and 6 doublesided, full color posters 66 pages, 71/2 × 10" Paperback RIGHTS: US AND CANADA, ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2939-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2939-3 US $12.99  CAN $16.99 51299 9 781419 729393

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Hanazuki: Book of Treasures ISBN 978-1-4197-2933-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2933-1 US $12.95  CAN $15.95 51295 9 781419 729331

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Hasbro is an American toy and board game company and one of the largest toy makers in the world. Among its world-famous brands are Transformers, Tonka, and My Little Pony. Hasbro is based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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WORLD OF HANAZUKI! AGES 6 TO 9

Hanazuki Chapter Books

CHAPTER BOOK

■ ■ BY S TAC Y DAV I D O W I T Z

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Exciting new brand: Hanazuki is a

A brand-new chapter book series starring everyone’s favorite Moonflower—Hanazuki!

new animated series and toy line from Hasbro ■■ New adventure: Each original adventure takes place in the world of the animated series ■■ Commercial: Features a vibrant package that is sure to stand out on the shelf, as well as two-color illustrations that emphasize the brand’s connection between color and mood

Book 1: A Spark in the Dark

Book 2: Where in the Moon? *

■■ Ongoing series: The first two titles in a planned series

© 2018 HZKI Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro. * Titles not final.

■■ Girl power: Hanazuki is geared

Get ready for all-new adventures with Hanazuki! These original chapter books are set within the timeline of the Hanazuki: Full of Treasures YouTube series, but they are not retellings of episodes.

toward girls ages 6 to 10, with the motto “Be bold. Be weird. Be you.”

S PECIFICATIONS A Spark in the Dark Two-color illustrations throughout 128 pages, 51/8 × 75/8" Hardcover RIGHTS: US AND CANADA, ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2942-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2942-3 US $12.99  CAN $16.99 51299 9 781419 729423

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Where in the Moon?

Each story invites fans to enjoy the colorful world of Hanazuki in a new format: two-color illustrations

Two-color illustrations throughout

and vibrant packages that will catch the eye of every budding Moonflower. Building upon the brand’s

128 pages, 51/8 × 75/8”

connection between color and mood, each title in this series highlights a specific emotion and color

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as Hanazuki learns more about herself and her world. Stacy Davidowitz is a playwright, screenwriter, and author based in Manhattan. She is the author of the Camp Rolling Hills series for Abrams. Her plays and musicals have been produced regionally and internationally, and her most recent indie feature film is in production. Stacy also teaches theater and creative writing in 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 Stacy online at stacydavidowitz.com.

RIGHTS: US AND CANADA, ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JULY ISBN 978-1-4197-2951-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2951-5 US $12.99  CAN $16.99 51299 9 781419 729515

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ABRAMS AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

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LAUNCH AN EXCITING NEW PUBLISHING PROGRAM AGES 5 TO 9

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

ART

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Poetry month: Perfect for

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

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 48 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2845-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2845-7 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728457

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“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, 18 poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection represents a wide range of poets and artists, including acclaimed children’s poets Marilyn Singer, Alma Flor Alda, and Carole

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

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Heart to Heart ISBN 978-0-8109-4386-5 ISBN 978-0-8109-4386-5 US $22.95  CAN $27.95 52295 9 780810 943865

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MIDDLE-GRADE

Coco Chanel

NON-FICTION

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

AGES 10 TO 14

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Iconic subject: Coco Chanel is among the most famous fashion designers in history, and her

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

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

brand remains one of the most profitable in the world ■■ Award-winning author: Susan Goldman Rubin is known for producing well-researched, highly praised, and sophisticated author biographies of artists and other important figures ■■ Anniversary: 2018 is the 135th anniversary of Chanel’s birth, on August 19, 1883

S PECIFICATIONS Color and black-and-white photographs throughout 144 pages, 51/2 × 81/4" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2544-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2544-9 US $18.99  CAN $23.99 52199 9 781419 725449

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Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco’s development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles

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Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index.

Hot Pink ISBN 978-1-4197-1642-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-1642-3 US $21.95  CAN $26.95 52195

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.

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Library on Wheels

AGES 8 TO 12

M A RY L E M I S T T I TC O M B A N D A M E R I C A' S F I R S T B O O K M O B I L E

NONFICTION

MIDDLE-GRADE

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

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Archival photos throughout 56 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2875-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2875-4 US $18.99  CAN $23.99 51899 9 781419 728754

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“If you can’t bring the people to the books, bring the books to the people!” Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852–1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library—not just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the county’s 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change

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the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the county, a children’s room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of all—a horse-drawn Book Wagon. Soon book wagons were appearing in other parts of the country, and by 1922, the book wagon idea had received widespread support. The bookmobile was born! Sharlee Glenn has published articles, essays, poems, and short stories for adults and children. She lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Library Mouse ISBN 978-0-8109-9346-4 ISBN 978-0-8109-9346-4 US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795 9 780810 993464

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AGES 5 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

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Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail ■ ■ BY J E N N I F E R T H E R M E S

■■ Girl power: Emma Gatewood’s little-known story celebrates female empowerment, resourcefulness, and resilience

The incredible story of Emma “Grandma” Gatewood who, at age 67, hiked the Appalachian Trail

■■ Dazzling map work: Jennifer Thermes’s intricate topographical maps of the Appalachian Trail describe local sights and flora and fauna ■■ Celebrates Americana: Explores the beauty of the Appalachian Trail, a region rarely covered in children’s books ■■ Curriculum crossover: Sparks classroom conversations about cartography, the Appalachian Trail, and wilderness survival skills

S PECIFICATIONS Full-color illustrations throughout 48 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2839-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2839-6 US $17.99  CAN $22.99 51799 9 781419 728396

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Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail.

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With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma Gatewood hiked up ridges and down ravines. She braved angry storms and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. When things got particularly tough, she relied on the kindness of strangers or sheer luck to get her through the night. When the newspapers got wind of her amazing adventure, the whole country cheered her on to the end of her trek, which came just a few months after she set out. Featuring intricate topographical maps of the Appalachian Trail, Grandma Gatewood is a story of

Charles Darwin’s Around-theWorld Adventure ISBN 978-1-4197-2120-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2120-5 US $18.95  CAN $22.95

true grit and girl power at any age, proving that no peak is insurmountable. Jennifer Thermes is the children’s book author and illustrator of Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure and an accomplished map illustrator. She lives in Connecticut.

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Rosa’s Animals T H E S TO RY O F R O S A B O N H E U R A N D H E R PA I N T I N G M E N AG E R I E ■ ■ BY M A RY M AC D O N A L D

The only children’s biography on Rosa Bonheur, the most famous female painter of the 19th century

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE GRADE NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ One-of-a-kind: The only biography of Rosa Bonheur for children ■■ Inspirational for young girls: Bonheur’s passion and persistence in the face of adversity make her a wonderful role model for young girls and artists ■■ Public awareness: One of her most well-known paintings, The Horse Fair, is prominently displayed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art ■■ Child-friendly theme: Rosa painted animals almost exclusively

S PECIFICATIONS Color and black-and-white archival images throughout 64 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE ISBN 978-1-4197-2850-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2850-1 US $21.99  CAN $27.99 52199 9 781419 728501

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE Painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899) led a highly nontraditional life, especially for a woman in the nineteenth century. She kept lions as pets, was awarded the Legion of Honor by Empress Eugénie, and befriended “Buffalo Bill” Cody. She became a painter at a time when women were often only reluctantly educated as artists. Her unconventional artistic work habits, including visiting slaughterhouses to sketch an animal’s anatomy and wearing men’s clothing to gain access to places like a horse fair, where women were not allowed, helped her become one of the most beloved female painters of her time. Among the artworks discussed are The Horse Fair and Ploughing in the Nivernais. Along with her life story are a list of museums that house her work, a biography, and an index. Maryann Macdonald is the author of 25 books for children. She lives in New York City.

Me, Frida ISBN 978-1-4197-1516-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1516-7 US $9.95  CAN $11.95 50995 9 781419 715167

Cloth Lullaby ISBN 978-1-4197-1881-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1881-6 US $18.95  CAN $22.95 51895

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THE MAKING OF AMERICA SERIES CONTINUES There is properly no history, only biography. —Ralph Waldo Emerson 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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he Making of America series traces the constitutional history of the United States through overlapping biographies of American men and women. 

The debates that raged when our nation was founded have been argued ever

since: How should the Constitution be interpreted? What is the meaning, and

where are the limits, of personal liberty? What is the proper role of the federal government? Who should be included in “we the people”? Each biography in the series tells the story of an American leader who helped shape the United States of today.

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The Girl from the Tar Paper School ISBN 978-1-4197-0796-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0796-4 US $19.95  CAN $23.95 51995 9 781419 707964

Alexander Hamilton ISBN 978-1-4197-2578-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2578-4 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51695 9 781419 725784

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WITH THE STORY OF ANDREW JACKSON AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE

■ ■ BY T E R I K A N E F I E L D

NONFICTION

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Timely topic: The smash-hit Broadway musical Hamilton has

Andrew Jackson

all eyes on the Founding Fathers

THE MAKING OF AMERICA

■■ Unique perspective: The series discusses legal procedures, Born into poverty, Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) rose to become the nation’s seventh president and the founder of the Democratic Party. When the War of 1812 broke out, Jackson’s leadership earned him national fame as a military hero, and during the 1820s and 1830s he became an influential, and polarizing, political figure. Jackson is best known for making America more democratic. The problem was that, for Jackson, “the people” were white and male, so while he moved the United States toward a true democracy, he also trampled on the rights of minorities, appointing proslavery Supreme Court justices and giving America the Indian

documents, and concepts alongside the central character ■■ Author track record: Teri Kanefield has written numerous highly praised children’s books about American history, including The Girl from the Tar Paper School ■■ Classroom use: Fits perfectly into American history classroom curriculum

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

S PECIFICATIONS Andrew Jackson Archival images throughout

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

192 pages, 51/2 × 81/4" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH

Alexander Hamilton

ISBN 978-1-4197-2840-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2840-2 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699

THE MAKING OF AMERICA The critically acclaimed Alexander Hamilton is now available in paperback! Here is the story that epitomizes

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the American dream—a poor immigrant who made good in America. Hamilton rose from poverty through his

eISBN 978-1-68335-295-2

intelligence and ability and did more to shape our country than did any of his contemporaries.

Alexander Hamilton Archival images throughout 208 pages, 51/2 × 81/4"

Now in paperback!

Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2943-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-2943-0 US $7.99  CAN $9.99 50799 9 781419 729430

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Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and writer. Her books have won numerous awards, including

eISBN 978-1-68335-081-1

the Jane Addams Peace Award in the Older Readers category. She lives with her family in Pleasanton, CA.

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THE FINAL BOOK IN THE HILARIOUS SERIES ABOUT A HERO ATTENDING A SCHOOL FOR VILLAINS

Twice Cursed

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

D R . C R I TC H LO R E ’ S S C H O O L F O R M I N I O N S #4 S E LLING POINTS ■ ■ 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

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

S PECIFICATIONS 20 black-and-white illustrations 288 pages, 6 × 81/2" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2863-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2863-1 US $14.99  CAN $18.99 51499 9 781419 728631

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In the race to create the Undefeatable Minion, Dr. Critchlore’s longtime rival, Dr. Pravus, is winning. As Dr. Critchlore rallies his troops, Runt is kidnapped. As the last prince of Andirat, he must lead the rebellion in his home country. Isolated from his minion friends, Runt grows suspicious of the rebels, who seem to be working with Dr. Pravus. Runt knows he must escape and tell Dr. Critchlore, but reaching him activates Runt’s curse, giving him just days to live! His only chance for survival: Stop Dr. Pravus and win the allegiance of the witch who cursed him. Fortunately for Runt, he knows just the minions for the job. Sheila Grau is the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series and The Boy with 17 Senses. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Visit her at sheilagrau.com. Joe Sutphin is the illustrator of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. He lives with

Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions (#1) HC ISBN 978-1-4197-1370-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1370-5 US $14.95  CAN $16.95 51595 9 781419 713705

Gorilla Tactics (Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions #2) HC ISBN 978-1-4197-1371-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1371-2 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495

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Polar Distress (Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions #3) HC ISBN 978-1-4197-2294-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2294-3 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495

his wife and cat in a big red barn in Ohio. Visit him at joesutphin.com. 9 781419 722943

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This funny, affecting new chapter book series

An excerpt from

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

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

Big Foot & Little Foot BOOK #1

CHAPTER BOOK

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS Black-and-white illustrations throughout 112 pages, 51/2 × 71/2" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-4197-2859-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2859-4 US $12.99  CAN $16.99 51299 9 781419 728594

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

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

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Inspector Flytrap (Book #1) (HC) ISBN 978-1-4197-0948-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0948-7 US $14.95  CAN $17.95 51495 9 781419 709487

Inspector Flytrap (Book #1) (PB) ISBN 978-1-4197-0965-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0965-4 US $5.95  CAN $7.95 50695

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A creative journal inspired by the interests of JoJo Siwa: YouTube

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personality, Nickelodeon talent, and former Dance Moms star AGES 13 AND UP

JoJo Siwa: Things I Love

ACTIVITY BOOK

A F I L L- I N F R I E N D S H I P J O U R N A L

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■ ■ BY J OJ O S I WA A N D N I C K E LO D E O N

■■ The next iCarly: JoJo Siwa just signed an overall talent deal with Nickelodeon and recently won a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award ■■ Social media: 15 million followers across her various platforms ■■ Creative format: JoJo’s journal will include never-before-seen photos, writing prompts, and other treasures ■■ Removable jacket: Features a removable jacket to make this a personal keepsake journal

©2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. JoJo Siwa is a trademark of JoJo Siwa Entertainment, LLC.

S PECIFICATIONS Full color throughout pages, 8 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-2963-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2963-8 US $14.99  CAN $18.99 51899 9 781419 729638

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe

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you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, JoJo presents us with Things I Love, a creative journal with writing activities based on JoJo’s favorite things: dogs, candy, glitter, sparkles, the color pink, dance, family, and the Siwanatorz—her ardent posse of fans. Published in 4-color and filled with fun prompts and quizzes, Things I Love is sure to appeal to kids of all ages. JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and costar of the hit Lifetime show Dance Moms. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life ISBN 978-1-4197-2817-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-2817-4 US $18.99  CAN $22.99 51899 9 781419 728174

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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

■■ Honest representation: Addresses loss directly and features a character on the autism spectrum

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

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

S PECIFICATIONS 288 pages, 51/2 × 81/4" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-2882-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2882-2 US $16.99  CAN $21.99 51699 9 781419 728822

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When Briana’s father dies of a heart attack, she feels a new heart grow inside her. Through this heart, her father’s voice guides her through her grief and helps her navigate her new, not-so-normal life at home. When her mother’s own grief becomes overpowering, Briana feels like she’s responsible for her

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

Hope Is a Ferris Wheel ISBN 978-1-4197-1039-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1039-1 US $16.95  CAN $19.95 51695

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

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Love, Penelope

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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

In this charming story from a master of middle-grade fiction, 10-year-old Penny writes letters about her changing world to her soon-to-be-born sibling

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Representing real families: Penny writes to her new sibling about their two moms and celebrates the landmark 2015 Supreme Court decision to grant marriage equality in the United States ■■ Unforgettable heroine: Not since Margaret worried about God, breasts, and her period has a character spoken so honestly and frankly about being on the verge of young adulthood ■■ Sports lovers rejoice: A rare, girl-focused book about being a devoted sports fan

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Penny is excited to welcome her new sibling, so throughout her mom’s pregnancy she writes letters to it (not it, YOU!). She introduces herself (Penelope, but she prefers “Penny”) and their moms (Sammy and Becky). She brags about their home city, Oakland, California (the weather, the Bay, and

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the Golden State Warriors) and shares the trials and tribulations of being a fifth-grader (which, luckily, YOU won’t have to worry about for a long time). Penny asks little questions about her sibling’s development and starts to ask big questions about the world around her (like if and when her moms are ever going to get married “for real”). Honest, relatable, and full of heart, Love, Penelope explores heritage, forgiveness, love, and identity through the eyes (and pen) of one memorable 10-year-old in a special year when marriage equality and an NBA championship made California a place of celebration. Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award and was named to Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers Award master list. Lucy Knisley is a critically acclaimed comic creator and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir Relish.

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■ ■ BY B A R RY LYG A Based on the hit CW TV show, this second title in The Flash middle-grade series follows Barry

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Allen as he continues his mission to protect Central City from the sinister Hocus Pocus—but this time, a new evil lurks beneath the city streets . . . Written by New York Times–bestselling author Barry Lyga, this brand-new, original adventure

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Built-in fanbase: The Flash and

builds upon the world of The Flash.

Supergirl are two of CW’s topBarry Lyga is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers series and many other middle-grade and young adult titles. A self-proclaimed Flash fanatic, Barry lives and podcasts near New York City with his family. Follow him online at barrylyga.com.

rated TV shows and both attract millions of viewers per episode ■■ Ongoing series: Second books in three-book series by authors Barry Lyga and Jo Whittemore ■■ Brand-new adventures: Original stories set in the world of The Flash and Supergirl TV series ■■ Tie-in: Timed to release alongside the season finales of the TV Series ■■ Collectible packaging: Covers by fan-favorite artist César Moreno

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■ ■ BY J O W H I T T E M O R E Kara Danvers, also known as Supergirl, is back in the second title of this new middle-grade series featuring original adventures not seen on TV. This second title in a planned three-book series picks up where the first book left off, as Supergirl continues her mission to protect National City. Written by author Jo Whittemore, this story expands the world of Supergirl in an exciting new story!

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Jo Whittemore is the author of numerous middle-grade humor and fantasy novels and is part of the Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels. She writes from a secret lair in Austin, Texas, that she shares with her husband. Visit her online at jowhittemore.com.

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AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Timely topic: Lauren’s stealing is an extreme reaction to issues of

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

justice that kids face every day, but one that kids will relate to ■■ Up-and-coming authors: Laurie and Cordelia are talented newcomers to the kidlit world ■■ Appealing format: Alternating prose and verse chapters make this a welcoming read for reluctant readers

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In this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told half in prose and half in verse, Lauren prides herself on being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mom. When Lauren’s parents send her brother to a therapeutic boarding school for teens on the autism spectrum and Sierra moves to a foster home in Lauren’s wealthy neighborhood, both girls are lost until they find a

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deep bond with each other. But when Lauren recruits Sierra to help with a Robin Hood scheme to raise money for autistic kids who don’t have her family’s resources, Sierra has a lot to lose if the plan goes wrong. Lauren must learn that having good intentions isn’t all that matters when you battle injustice, and Sierra needs to realize that sometimes, the person you need to take care of is yourself. Cordelia Jensen is the author of the YA novel-in-verse Skyscraping, which

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earned a starred review from Booklist (“Exquisite free-verse poems . . . illuminating and deeply felt”). This is Laurie Morrison’s first novel. Both authors live in Philadelphia and received MFAs in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Boy Bites Bug

AGES 8 AND UP MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY R E B E C C A P E T R U C K

Eating bugs has never been so appetizing!

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

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Will didn’t plan to eat a stinkbug. But when his friend Darryl called new kid Eloy Herrera a racial

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slur, Will did it as a diversion. Now Will is Bug Boy, and everyone is cracking up inventing insect meals for him, like French flies and maggot-aroni and fleas. Turns out eating bugs for food is a real thing, called entomophagy. Deciding that means he can use a class project to feed everyone grasshoppers, Will bargains for Eloy’s help in exchange for helping him with wrestling, but their growing friendship only ticks off Darryl more.

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Will may have bitten off more than he can chew as crickets, earthworm jerky—even a scorpion— end up on his plate, but insects are the least of his problems. When things with Darryl and Eloy heat up, Will wrestles with questions of loyalty, honor—and learns that maybe not all friendships are worth fighting for. Rebecca Petruck worked at Condé Nast in marketing before returning to school to earn an MFA in creative writing. She lives in Creston, North Carolina.

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The next installment of Bill Nye’s New York P R A IS E FO R

“Both educational and captivating (just like his old show Bill Nye the Science Guy).” —Entertainment Weekly  “An adventure replete with both cool gadgets and working scientists of both sexes...The cast and plotline are strong . . . and two appendices fill in details about Antarctica and some of the episode’s techno wizardry. For inveterate geeks, there’s even a relevant science project!” —Booklist “Fast-paced enough to engage even reluctant readers, informative without being didactic, and entertaining: a solid series start.” —Kirkus Reviews “The scientists are diverse, the educational and entertainment values are high, and there’s even good end matter (a fact vs. fiction section on what was real in the novel, cool information about Antarctica, and a science experiment), making this a promising series start.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Readers will appreciate Jack’s humor and candor . . . although he may not be an official ‘genius,’ intelligence takes many forms. This fast-paced, science-themed mystery is a strong first outing, sure to leave readers awaiting this team’s next adventure.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a fantastic start to a new series that includes STEM concepts, facts, and excitement about the scientific world.” —School Library Connection Lost in the Jungle 12-copy mixed floor display ISBN 978-1-4197-3118-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-3118-1 US $167.88  CAN $215.88 16788 9 781419 731181

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Times bestselling Jack and the Geniuses series AGES 8 TO 12

Lost in the Jungle

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

JAC K A N D T H E G E N I U S E S B O O K # 3

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■ ■ BY B I L L N Y E A N D G R E G O RY M O N E  ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY N I C K I LU Z A DA

■■ Author platform: A television

A pirhana-snapping adventure in the Amazon forest!

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

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Famed inventor Henry “Hank” Witherspoon has gone missing, and it’s up to Jack and his brilliant

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

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SCIENCE FICTION MEETS SCIENCE FACT IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING

Praise for

FRANK EINSTEIN

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

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

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

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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

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

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

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

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In the sixth and final book of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series, Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity) and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and partially intelligent entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival, this time studying the science and mysteries of the universe! Jon Scieszka's books include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Battle Bunny, and the Time Warp Trio and Spaceheadz series. He lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at frankeinsteinbooks.com. Brian Biggs's picture books include Everything Goes and Tinyville Town from Abrams Appleseed. He lives in Philadelphia. His website is mrbiggs.com.

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Based on the popular, fan-favorite graphic novels, this middleAN EXCERPT FROM TM

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

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grade series follows the five campers on all-new adventures AGES 8 TO 12

Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

LU M B E R JA N E S : B O O K 2

S E LLING POINTS

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

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

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

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Maybe you’re reading this because you have good taste in books, or someone you know has good taste in books, or someone who threw this out used to have good taste in books before they became a jerk. No matter the reason, hi. I don’t know exactly why you’re reading this book, but I know exactly why I’m writing it. I’ve gotten to do some pretty cool things in my life. I’m a stand-up comedian, and I perform a few hundred shows a year. Over one hundred million people have watched me on YouTube. And I’m writing this while on a plane to New Zealand. Life is good. But if you told me any of this when I was in high school, I wouldn’t have believed you. Partially because I’d be wary of what sorcery you’d used to glimpse the future. But mainly because for me, life in high school was not good. I was a kid from Queens who spent way more time getting made fun of than being funny. The only way I’d have believed I was going to New Zealand by myself is if one of the bullies mailed me there. Spoiler alert: My story comes out okay in the end. I’m hoping that yours does, too.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT

Ginger Kid

NONFICTION

M O S T LY T R U E TA L E S F R O M A F O R M E R N E R D

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■ ■ BY S T E V E H O F S T E T T E R

■■ Author platform: Hofstetter tours year-round and his popular YouTube videos generate up to half a million views ■■ Expanded nonfiction program: Hofstetter’s book is the first of its kind for Amulet ■■ Cross-promotion opportunities: The comedy genre is one that holds massive appeal for adult crossover readers of YA

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In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade . . . when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his readers through awkward

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early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds. This YA nonfiction is sure to be the beloved next volume for the first generation of Wimpy Kid fans who are all grown up and ready for a new misfit hero. Steve Hofstetter is an LA-based comedian, actor, and YouTube personality. He’s one of the top booked comic acts on the college circuit and has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com. He’s also host and executive producer of Laughs on FOX and Finding Babe Ruth on FS1. His live comedy albums have ranked on Billboard’s Top 20 in comedy and #1 on iTunes’ comedy charts.

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EXPLORE HOW MONEY RULES OUR LIVES, IN A MIND-

Being littlepoor is notsogood. I know I know, you think you know this already, howabout I just tell you though. I want to see if this makes you laugh. A middlerich kid stepped on our house and crushed my dad to death. Then that same year a cat attacked my mom at the dump and snapped her spine. Okay there. That’s it. Did you blurt a little giggly laugh? No you didn’t, okay good, ofcourse thanks for not laughing, sorry for being the Laugh Police. That story to me is just not super funny. But to other people, a littlebit funny. Mostly these are the people too big to worry about getting stomped, squashed, catcrippled, sewerdrowned, mudburied, any of your classic littlepoor terrors.

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BLOWING WORLD WHERE WEALTH EQUALS PHYSICAL SIZE AGES 14 AND UP

Munmun

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY J E S S E A N D R E W S

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A social novel for our time in the tradition of 1984 or Invisible Man

■■ Bold premise: The wealth-equalssize premise has never been done before, and neither has the language Andrews invents for his alternate reality. Wild and unexpected, this is a social novel guaranteed to get readers talking ■■ Bestselling author: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl continues to sell, and Jesse is a huge draw at teen book events across the country ■■ Timely topic: The richest 1 percent of the US own 35 percent of the country’s wealth. The 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than half of all Americans combined

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In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person’s physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers.

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Warner and his sister Prayer are destitute—and tiny. Their size is not just demeaning, but dangerous: day and night they face mortal dangers that bigger richer people don’t ever have to think about, from being mauled by cats to their house getting stepped on. There are no cars or phones built small enough for them, or schools or hospitals, for that matter—there’s no point, when no one that little has any purchasing power, and when salaried doctors and teachers would never fit in buildings so small. Warner and Prayer know their only hope is to scale up, but how can two littlepoors survive in a world built against them? Inequality is made intensely visceral by an adventure and tragedy both hilarious and heartbreaking. Munmun is a brilliant, warm, funny trip unlike anything else out there. Jesse Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and the screenwriter of that book’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize–winning movie adaptation. He’s also the author of The Haters, which Booklist called “effortlessly readable, deeply enjoyable,” in a starred review. He lives in Brooklyn.

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AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Along the Indigo ■ ■ BY E L S I E C H A P M A N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fresh, new world: Elsie Chapman grounds her imaginative story in

Two teenagers’ lives intersect in a desolate town where nothing is as it seems

an off-kilter reality ■■ Young adult presence: Chapman is well connected in the YA world and recently teamed up with Ellen Oh on a legendary YA anthology releasing in 2018 ■■ Literary sweet spot: With its gorgeous prose and fresh concept, this novel has potential for both critical and commercial acclaim

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The town of Glory is famous for two things: businesses that front for seedy, if not illegal, enterprises and the suicides that happen along the Indigo River. Marsden is desperate to escape the “bed-and-breakfast” where her mother works as a prostitute—and where her own fate has been

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decided—and she wants to give her little sister a better life. But escape means money, which leads Mars to skimming the bodies that show up along the Indigo River. It’s there that she runs into Jude, who has secrets of his own and whose brother’s suicide may be linked to Mars’s own sordid family history. As they grow closer, the two unearth secrets that could allow them to move forward . . . or chain them to the Indigo forever.

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Elsie Chapman grew up in Prince George, British Columbia, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of arts in English literature. She currently lives in Tokyo with her husband and children. She is the author of the young adult thrillers Dualed and Divided.

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Final Draft

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY R I L E Y R E D G AT E

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

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

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The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories: epic sci-fi worlds full of quests, forbidden love, and robots. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he dies suddenly— and is replaced by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who is perpetually unimpressed. At first, Nazarenko’s eccentric assignments seem absurd. But before long, Laila grows obsessed

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

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Valley Girls ■■ SAR AH NICOLE LEMON

S E LLING POINTS ■■ YA in-crowd: Sarah Lemon is well-connected with the best of

Point Break meets Wild in this YA story of sisterhood and adventure set in Yosemite

the best in YA ■■ Rock-climbing is on-trend: The media is abuzz with stories about young, female rock climbers ■■ Reviewers love Sarah Nicole Lemon: “Strikingly beautiful writing,” “mighty heroines,” and “undeniably fun to read” are just a few quotes from Sarah’s overwhelmingly positive trade reviews

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When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it’s a come-to-Jesus moment. Determined to make up for her screw-up and create a stable new home for herself,

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Rilla charms her way into a tight-knit group of climbers. But Rilla can’t help but be seduced by experiences she couldn’t have imagined back home. She sets her sights on climbing El Capitan, one of the most challenging routes in Yosemite, and her summer becomes one harrowing and ecstatic experience after another: first climb, first fall two thousand feet in the air, first love. But becoming the person Rilla feels she was meant to be jeopardizes the reasons why she came to Yosemite—a bright new future and a second chance at sisterhood. When her family and her future are at odds, what

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will Rilla choose? Born and raised in the Appalachians, Sarah Nicole Lemon now lives and writes in her home in southern Maryland. She is also the author of Done Dirt Cheap, published in March 2017 by Amulet.

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The Accidental Bad Girl

AGES 14 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY M A X I N E K A P L A N

A funny, sexy debut YA about a good girl who learns to be “bad”

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

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

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But after discovering her online identity has been hacked and she’s being framed for stealing from a dealer, Kendall is drawn into a tenuous partnership with the mastermind of a drug ring lurking in the shadows of her Brooklyn private school. If she wants to repair her tattered reputation and save her neck, she’ll have to decide who she really is—and own it. The longer she plays the role of “bad girl,” the more she becomes her new reputation. Friends and enemies, detectives and drug dealers—no one is who they appear to be. Least of all Kendall.

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Maxine Kaplan was born in Washington, DC, and now lives in Brooklyn. She studied English and political science at Oberlin College and held a variety of positions in the

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AGES 12 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Fly By Night ■ ■ 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

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 hardcover

the Year award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for young adult literature, and the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award for fiction

Praise for Fly By Night

■■ Books about books sell: Fly By

★ “Through rich, colorful

Night honors the beauty of words

language and a sure sense of

in a way that will enchant and

plot and pacing, Hardinge has

engage avid readers of all ages

created a distinctly imaginative

■■ An enchanting revival: Originally

world full of engaging characters,

published in the US in 2006, this

robust humor, and true suspense

edition will find a new audience

. . . those who appreciate the

with fans of Frances’s recently

inventive plots of Cornelia Funke

published, widely successful

and Jonathan Stroud should

Cuckoo Song and The Lie Tree.

thoroughly enjoy this highly

School Library Journal calls Fly

original adventure.” —School

By Night “a distinctly imaginative

Library Journal, starred review

world full of engaging characters,

★ “Hardinge's stylish way with

robust humor, and true suspense”

prose gives her sprawling debut fantasy a literate yet

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often silly tone that calls to mind

400 pages, 51/2 × 81/4"

Monty Python.” —Publisher’s

Hardcover with jacket

Weekly, starred review

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“Intricate plotting, well-

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developed and fascinating characters, delicious humor,

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and exquisite wordcraft envelop readers into this richly imagined

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world.” —Bulletin for the

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Center of Children’s Books

eISBN 978-1-68335-079-8 Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words

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crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad. Mosca Mye was born on a day 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 has 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

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Westerly and Aunt Briony, Mosca leaps at the opportunity 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. 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 many books for children, which Amulet is re-releasing. She lives in England. Visit her at franceshardinge.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

AMULET PAPERBACKS

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Fresh series look: New eyecatching design is on-trend for the age group ■■ Bonus content: Includes a

Polar Distress D R . C R I TC H LO R E ’ S S C H O O L F O R M I N I O N S # 3 ■ ■ 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—now in paperback!

sample chapter from the fourth and final book in the series Praise for the series

■■ Timed publication: Launch to coincide with the publication of

“An Addams Family for a

the final book in the series

new generation.” —Michael

■■ Illustrations throughout: Joe

Buckley, bestselling

Sutphin’s illustrations capture

author of the NERDS and

the madness and humor of the

Sisters Grimm series

monsters that call Dr. Critchlore’s

“Clever and funny. I laughed

school “home”

throughout!” —Andrea Beaty, author of Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies and the bestselling

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Ada Twist, Scientist

304 pages, 51/2 × 8”

“Dr. Critchlore’s School

Paperback

for Minions is one cool

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

ghoul school.” —Tony

PUB MONTH: MARCH

DiTerlizzi, co-creator of the Spiderwick Chronicles

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“A perfect blend of Hogwarts and Monster’s University.”

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—School Library Journal

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“Another smart, funny romp

eISBN 978-1-68335-060-6

featuring a notably diverse cast headed by a minion who’s looking more and more like a hero.” —Kirkus Reviews

Runt Higgins has a long to-do list. He needs to find out who cursed him, and

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why; he needs to make up with his best friend, Syke; and he needs to pass the Junior Henchman Training Program. That last one? Not likely. Professor Murphy hates Runt and is actively trying to fail him. The only way for Runt to pass the class and stay at Dr. Critchlore’s School is to locate a rare mineral that Dr. Critchlore needs to make an Undefeatable Minion. To find it, Runt must travel to icy Upper Worb and battle gyrfalcons, yetis . . . and the

Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions (#1) PB ISBN 978-1-4197-2029-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2029-1 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795

loathsome team from Dr. Pravus’s school. Their newest member? Runt’s former best friend, Syke. Sheila Grau is also the author of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series and The Boy with 17 Senses. She

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lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Visit her at sheilagrau.com. Joe Sutphin is the illustrator of the Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions series. He lives with his wife and cat in a big red barn in Ohio. Visit him at joesutphin.com.

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Doodle Journeys A F I L L- I N J O U R N A L F O R E V E RY DAY E X P LO R E R S ■ ■ BY DAW N D E V R I E S S O KO L

This journal has doodle prompts sure to be every intrepid tween’s ideal travel companion

AGES 8 TO 12 ACTIVITY BOOK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Popular topic: Fill-in doodle books for kids are one of the fastest-growing categories ■■ Existing platform: Sokol is popular in the tween girl world thanks to her successful book Doodle Diary ■■ Old-school fun: Sokol’s books will inspire tweens to put down their screens and put pen to paper ■■ Bestselling author: Sokol’s journals have sold about 200,000 copies

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Travel for kids often means sitting in a plane, train, or car with an iPad on their laps—head down, headphones on, watching a movie or playing a mind-numbing game. In Doodle Journeys, an interactive guidebook, Dawn creates prompts that inspire children to pick up their head and look outside the window. They are challenged to imagine where they are going, what they might see. They are also dared to envision worlds that don’t exist.

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The book will offer suggestions of marking tools (showing a TSA-approved artist kit), ways to adhere photos, and tips for how to document with doodles. Young explorers will use prompts on pages overflowing with colorful, vibrant backgrounds to encourage them to note and document what’s around them. Throughout the book are travel-inspired doodles and quotes. Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of many books, including Art Doodle Love, The Doodle Circle, Year of the Doodle, and Doodle Zen, all with Abrams. She is also the author of Doodle Diary and Doodle Sketchbook. Learn more at Dawn’s blog, dblogala.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

S E LLING POINTS

SABRINA AND DAPHNE GRIMM RETURN— OLD MAGIC, WITH A NEW LOOK! ■ ■ BY M I C H A E L B U C K L E Y   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E T E R F E R G U S O N

■■ Bestselling series: The Sisters

BOOK NINE:

Grimm series has sold more than two million copies! ■■ Hot topic: Fractured fairy tales

BOOK SEVEN:

BOOK EIGHT:

THE EVERAFTER WAR THE INSIDE STORY

Over 2 million in print!

THE COUNCIL OF MIRRORS

continue to be popular for all ages, from the middle grade The Land of Stories series to the popular TV drama Grimm ■■ More Grimm to love: Just announced! Amazon is developing an animated TV show based on the bestselling series ■■ Fresh package: New books feature a redesigned cover and a larger, more eye-catching trim size

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Awards and praise for THE SISTERS GRIMM PORTFOLIO AWARD WASHINGTON POST BOOK OF THE WEEK

★ “Terrific, head-spinning series . . . this tongue-in-cheek frolic features . . . a madcap plot with plenty of leads into future

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST

episodes.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

BOOKS FOR READING AND SHARING “Enormously entertaining, the book takes

The Everafter War (Book 7) ISBN 978-1-4197-2011-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2011-6 US $8.99  CAN $11.99 50899

INDIEBOUND PICK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES

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“A page-turner that incorporates humor,

“Kids will love Sabrina and Daphne’s

characters, readers will have trouble putting

adventures as much as I did.” —Sarah Michelle

this novel down.” —Dallas Morning News

Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Inside Story (Book 8) ISBN 978-1-4197-2006-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2006-2 US $8.99  CAN $11.99 50899

heights.” —Time Out New York Kids

tension, suspense, and a wild cast of

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the fractured fairy-tale genre to new

★ “The twists and turns of the plot, the clever

“Adventure, laughs, and surprises kept me

humor, and the behind-the-scenes glimpses

eagerly turning the pages.” —R. L. Stine

of Everafters we think we know, will appeal

“Why didn’t I think of The Sisters Grimm?

to many readers.” —Kliatt, starred review

What a great concept!” —Jane Yolen Fans of fractured fairy tales will be delighted to discover the fantasy, mystery, adventure, and humor in the beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, now with

The Council of Mirrors (Book 9) ISBN 978-1-4197-2009-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2009-3 US $8.99  CAN $11.99 50899 9 781419 720093

new cover art. As featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the nine wildly popular books are favorites around the world. They were among the first books to bring a distinctly girl-power spin to fairy tales— a spin taken up by hit TV shows such as Grimm and Once Upon a Time, the bestselling book series The Land of Stories, and more.

CARTON QTY: 52 Michael Buckley’s previous books include a New York Times bestseller,

eISBN 978-1-68335-260-0

a Kirkus Best Fantasy Book, and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum winners. He has written and developed television shows for several

OPPENHEIM TOY

networks. He lives in Brooklyn. Peter Ferguson is a comic book and editorial artist living in Montreal.

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Freefall

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

C A M P R O L L I N G H I L L S #4 ■ ■ BY S TAC Y DAV I D O W I T Z

S E LLING POINTS

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

■■ Perfect for summer reading: The funny camp setting and paperback format make this perfect for vacation or camp ■■ Great reviews: Of Book 1,

Praise for the Camp Rolling Hills series “Funny and sweet. It brought me back to those amazing summer camp summers.”

Booklist said, “For those looking for a new series to explore, this will more than suffice” ■■ Fills market niche: The wildly successful Camp Confidential

—Michael Showalter, cowriter

series wrapped in 2010, and

of Wet Hot American Summer

there’s no other camp series on the market

“Heartwarming and laugh-out-loud hilarious.” —Elissa Brent Weissman, author of Nerd Camp “A strong choice for first-time campers and for those who find camp and its rituals delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews “For those looking for a new series to explore, this will more than suffice.” —Booklist

■■ Scrapbook elements: Letters home from the wacky cast of characters, along with sketches, a map, and a scrapbook, will lightly illustrate

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“An engaging summer read with plenty of energy and originality to keep kids tuning in for more.” —Publishers Weekly

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The gang’s back for a very special summer at the Hills—the camp’s 50th anniversary! Wiener is especially excited to be back, because his little brother Max is finally coming to camp. Wiener can’t wait to show Max the ropes (and show Max what a cool big brother he is), but there’s a snag: as the smallest and youngest in his cabin, Wiener gets teased a lot, and it doesn’t take Max long to realize Wiener might not be the Camp Legend he made himself out to be. Meanwhile, inspired by a big change at home, Missi is determined this summer to be 100 percent true to herself—no more pretending to like celebrity teens just to fit in! But when she catches the eye of a suave exchange student, she starts to wonder whether she was better off playing it cool. Stacy Davidowitz is a playwright, screenwriter, and author based in Manhattan. Stacy 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 her at stacydavidowitz.com.

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Camp Rolling Hills (#1) ISBN 978-1-4197-1885-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1885-4 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895 9 781419 718854

Crossing Over (Camp Rolling Hills #2) ISBN 978-1-4197-1880-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1880-9 US $8.95  CAN $10.95 50895

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Bestselling author with real kid appeal: Tom Angleberger, author of the highly successful

The sci-fi robot adventure cowritten by the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series­­—now in paperback

Origami Yoda series, teams up with science fiction and fantasy writer Paul Dellinger to create a winning combination. Fuzzy won the Eleanor Cameron Golden Duck Award and was a finalist for the CBC Book Award ■■ Strong female protagonist: Max’s spunk will appeal both to Angleberger’s existing fans and to girl readers ■■ Broad reader appeal: Angleberger’s middle-grade humor combined with robots will engage reluctant readers

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE At Vanguard One Middle School (aka Vainglorious), the halls are crawling with robots, but Fuzzy isn’t your run-of-the-mill android. When Fuzzy enrolls at Vainglorious as part of the Robot Integration Program, he is quickly befriended by Max, who is determined to help him learn everything he needs to know. The middle school of the future is just as fraught with crazy kids, tricky teachers, and bad

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smells as the middle school of today. Add in some evil schemers, and you have real trouble. Together, Max and Fuzzy reveal the super-secret, nefarious purpose behind the Robot Integration Program. They must fight to save the school before it’s too late. Fuzzy is one girl’s quest to befriend a robot, survive middle school, and save the world. Bestselling author Tom Angleberger’s books include Horton Halfpott, Fake Mustache, and the beloved Origami Yoda series. He lives in Virginia and is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell. Paul Dellinger is a retired newspaper reporter who writes science fiction and fantasy tales. He lives in Wytheville, Virginia.

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One Trick Pony

AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

■ ■ BY N AT H A N H A L E

Now in paperback, the standalone sci-fi graphic novel by bestselling author Nathan Hale

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beloved author/illustrator: Each of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and Hale

Praise for One Trick Pony

has been nominated for several

“While beautifully

Eisner Awards for the series,

concise, it still manages to squeeze in loads of

including Best Writer/Artist ■■ Branching out: This is the first

suspense, chills (though

fiction comic Hale has both

nothing too nightmare-

written and illustrated

inducing), action, and

■■ Appealing format: Paperback

entertaining character

is perfect for kids picking up a

dynamics—all within

graphic novel, and this edition

a refreshingly original

will include a sample chapter

take on postapocalyptic

from the beloved Hazardous

hellscapes.” —New York

Tales series in the back

Times Book Review

■■ Sci-fi adventure: This action-

“With an engaging,

packed tale full of robots and

racially diverse cast, this

aliens will engage boys and

high-stakes epic adventure

reluctant readers

should have wide appeal . . . Hale shepherds this

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complex narrative with

2-color illustration throughout

the same sure hand as his

144 pages, 61/2 × 81/2"

graphic novel series of

Paperback

real stories from history.”

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—Horn Book Magazine

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The aliens have arrived. And they’re hungry for electricity. In the Earth of the future, humans are on the run from an alien force—giant blobs who suck up electrical devices wherever they can find them. Strata and her family are part of a caravan of digital rescuers, hoping to keep the memory of civilization alive by saving electronics wherever they can. Many humans have reverted to a preelectrical 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

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Strong BFF protagonists: Two young women from opposite

Sons of Anarchy meets Thelma and Louise—now in paperback!

sides of the tracks join forces to overthrow the people who exploit them ■■ Fresh, commercial hook: Motorcycle clubs are new to YA! A pulse-pounding, dangerous theme gives this novel a sexy spin ■■ Stellar reviews: Trade and reader reviews have been resoundingly enthusiastic

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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 gang known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell’s life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom “sold” her into the services of the district attorney: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When DA Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club—and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel. 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 and writes on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Edgewater

AGES 14 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY C O U R T N E Y S H E I N M E L

Grey Gardens meets Gossip Girl in this scandalous riches-to-rags novel—now in paperback

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New paperback cover: A beachy new cover presents the book as a perfect summer read ■■ Rich kid trend: Books about rich kids and their families’ secrets (like We Were Liars, Pretty Little Liars, and Gossip Girl) are incredibly popular ■■ For horse lovers: An important subplot deals with Lorrie’s love for her horse, and horse books are popular with girl readers

S PECIFICATIONS 336 pages, 51/2 × 81/4" Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-2347-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-2347-6 US $9.99  CAN $12.99 50999 9 781419 723476

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Lorrie Hollander used to be a rich girl, but now she’s lost everything because of the secrets and lies of the people around her. It’s been 12 years since Lorrie’s mother skipped town and left Lorrie in the care of her unstable aunt Gigi. Along with Lorrie’s sister, they live in a neglected, decrepit mansion called Edgewater, the eyesore in a town of extraordinary wealth and privilege.

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When Charlie, the son of an esteemed senator, takes an interest in Lorrie, her shame for her family and lifestyle runs deep. But what she doesn’t know is that Charlie’s family is hiding something, too, and that their secrets are inextricably tied. Now Lorrie must confront the truth about her family—and everything she thought she knew about herself. Courtney Sheinmel is the author of My So-Called Family, Positively, Sincerely, All the Things You Are, and the Stella Batts series for young readers. Her books have received many awards and appeared on numerous recommendation lists. She lives in New York City.

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In this contemporary YA, a teenager’s

An excerpt from

“Ohhh, who’s that under the maples?” I pointed across the drive to a guy pacing beneath the row of trees. “Those are sycamores,” said Eliza. “And the only male I know at Hero High is Toby, so your guess is as good as mine.” I studied the way the mystery student’s head was bent. Sunlight and shadows played across the black curls that spilled around his ears. “Does he look upset? Do you think we should—” I stepped off the path in his direction, but Eliza grabbed my arm. “No, I don’t think you should bother the brooding boy who’s choosing to be by himself. He’s a stranger, not a stray puppy.” But, he was so alone beneath the trees. So alone and so picturesque with his dark pants and white shirt against the green backdrop and dappled shade. His tie wasn’t fastened, just draped around his collar, and his sleeves were rolled up. A blazer was slung over a book bag at the base of a tree. I couldn’t see if his expression was as emotional as his posture and pacing, but I could practically hear his sighs as he clenched and unclenched a fist in time with his footsteps. Boys are so much better in books. It was a maxim I’d sworn by for my first fifteen years. But this boy looked like he’d stepped right off the pages and into my life.

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favorite literary heroes woo her in real life AGES 13 AND UP

Bookish Boyfriends ■ ■ BY T I F FA N Y S C H M I DT

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Paperback original format: We’re excited to launch a new commercial series that’s sure to move copies ■■ Perfect beach read: This swoony series will capture the hearts of girls who like books and boys ■■ Crossover (middle-grade to YA) genre: These squeaky-clean, low-YA titles offer accessible retellings of the classics for teens and tweens

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The first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead,

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and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance to test these daydreams when she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer into Reginald R. Hero High, where all their fantasies come true—often with surprising consequences. Tiffany Schmidt is a former teacher who lives and writes in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is the author of several young adult thrillers and dramas for Bloomsbury.

Pink & Green Is the New Black ISBN 978-1-4197-1679-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1679-9 US $7.95  CAN $9.95 50795 9 781419 716799

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AGES 14 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

S E LLING POINTS

Worlds of Ink and Shadow A N OV E L O F T H E B R O N T Ë S ■ ■ BY L E N A C OA K L E Y

A romantic, gothic fantasy novel starring the young Brontës—now in paperback!

■■ Brontë legacy: Fans of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights will be fascinated to read this story, based on actual events from the Brontës’ lives and their juvenilia

Praise for Lena Coakley’s

■■ Critically beloved author: Witchlanders was deemed a

Witchlanders

“stunning teen debut” (Kirkus

★ “The rich language will enthrall

Reviews) and garnered three

female and male readers alike.”

starred reviews. This has the

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

same exquisite writing with a ★ “Coakley explores her subject

more commercial premise

matter masterfully without falling

■■ Compelling romance: Fans of the

prey to safe plot choices.” —

white-hot young adult romance

Publishers Weekly, starred review

category will be gripped by Emily’s affair with the brooding

★ “Coakley’s world comes to

Rogue, a proto-Heathcliff, and

life with exquisite detail and

Charlotte’s fascination with

imagery.” —School Library

Zamorna, a proto-Rochester

Journal, starred review

■■ Fantasy twist: Imagined worlds and English folklore will attract fans of paranormal fantasy and role-playing games

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CARTON QTY: 36 eISBN 978-1-61312-630-1 Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, transporting them into the glittering, high

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society world of Verdopolis, literally. The children realize that crossing over comes at a steep price, but when they try to stop, their creations haunt them. They vow to travel to Verdopolis one more time to destroy it—and risk being trapped there forever. Gorgeously written and meticulously researched, Worlds of Ink and Shadow brings to life the upbringing of one of history’s most celebrated literary families.

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Lena Coakley is the author of Witchlanders and the forthcoming Nix. She grew up on Long Island, where she wanted to be either a trapeze artist or a jewel thief. She concentrated in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and now lives in Toronto. To learn more about Lena, visit lenacoakley.com.

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Noteworthy

AGES 13 AND UP YOUNG ADULT FICTION

■ ■ BY R I L E Y R E D G AT E

Now in paperback is the timely YA novel about a teenage girl disguised as a boy to sneak into a competitive, all-male a cappella group

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Growing talent: There’s been enormous enthusiasm from readers and booksellers surrounding the publication of Riley Redgate’s first novel, Seven Ways We Lie ■■ Contemporary sweet spot: The author has the perfect voice for grounded YA and strikes an excellent balance between 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 ■■ Popular subject matter: With singing groups featured in films and on tv shows, a cappella music is as popular as ever

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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

eISBN 978-1-68335-069-9

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

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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. Riley Redgate is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Her first two novels, Noteworthy and Seven Ways We Lie, earned critical acclaim. She lives and writes in Chicago.

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Verdigris Deep ■ ■ 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

In this new edition, award-winning author Frances Hardinge delivers unexpected, and at times unfriendly, magic in ordinary places

the Year award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for young adult literature, and the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award for fiction ■■ Crossover appeal: With highly sophisticated writing Kirkus Reviews calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Hardinge’s books appeal to both teen readers and adults ■■ On-trend: Themes of dark magic and witchcraft are being embraced by YA readers

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Verdigris (n.): a blue-green rust that tarnishes aging and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely . . . One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin

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to happen. Peculiar burn marks appear on Ryan’s knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the kids who’ve stolen from her must serve her—and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well. 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, Fly by Night, and A Face Like Glass. She lives in England.

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Fly Trap

AGES 12 AND UP

T H E S E Q U E L TO F LY BY N I G H T ■ ■ BY F R A N C E S H A R D I N G E

In this new edition, join Mosca Mye, Eponymous Clent, and Saracen on another dazzling adventure from award-winning Frances Hardinge

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Critically acclaimed author: Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree won the 2015 Costa Book of the Year award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for young adult literature, and the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award for fiction ■■ Crossover appeal: With highly sophisticated writing Kirkus calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Hardinge’s books engage both teen readers and adults ■■ Strong momentum: Publishing a year after its companion Fly By Night, Fly Trap will satisfy Hardinge fans hungry for more

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Mosca Mye and Eponymous Clent are at it again. Escaping disaster by the skin of their teeth, they find refuge in Toll, a strange gateway town where visitors may neither enter nor leave without paying a price. By day, the city is well-mannered and orderly; by night, it’s host to rogues and villains. Wherever there’s a plot, there’s sure to be treachery, and wherever there’s treachery, there’s sure to be trouble—and where there’s trouble, well, Clent, Mosca, and Saracen can’t be far behind. But as past deeds catch up with them and old enemies appear, this time, it seems as if there’s no way out. 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, Fly by Night, and A Face Like Glass. She lives in England.

Fly By Night ISBN 978-1-4197-2485-5 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-2485-5 US $10.95  CAN $13.95 51095 9 781419 724855

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

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The Great Chicken Escape

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

S E LLING POINTS

■ ■ BY N I K K I M c C LU R E

■■ Beloved artist: Nikki McClure is a well-known artist and author whose books about treasuring family and nature have sold over

Four chickens flee the coop, roam the world, and return home just in time to roost

200,000 copies and regularly receive glowing reviews ■■ Die-cut case: The book’s cover features a die-cut in the shape of a chicken—the first book by McClure to have a cover that reflects her cut-paper artwork ■■ Exotic location: The book is set in the Alaskan wild ■■ Unusual feature: The story includes nuns; not many children’s books do!

S PECIFICATIONS Black-and-white cut-paper artwork 40 pages, 8 × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-944903-22-0 ISBN 978-1-944903-22-0 US $16.95  CAN $21.95 51695 9 781944 903220

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This simple and spare picture book about four chickens fleeing their coop for the

day in the Alaska wild features Nikki McClure’s signature cut-paper artwork and a beautiful die-cut cover.

Nikki McClure is a well-known cut-paper artist and the author of many picture books, including Abrams’s Waiting for High Tide, In, Collect Raindrops, and May the Stars Drip Down, as well as adult journals, calendars, and notecards. She lives in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and son.

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Red

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY J E D A L E X A N D E R

A clever, wordless take on the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood ends with a delightful surprise

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Beautiful gift package: A three-piece red cloth case and beautiful two-color printing highlights the color red in this clever retelling of Little Red Riding Hood ■■ Launch of a new series: The first title in a series of picture books inspired by classic folktales ■■ Stunning debut from a new illustrator: Hip, contemporary illustrations

S PECIFICATIONS Two-color illustrations 32 pages, 10 × 7" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-944903-11-4 ISBN 978-1-944903-11-4 US $15.95  CAN $19.95 51795 9 781944 903114

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Red is on her way through the woods to visit Grandmother when she meets the Big Bad Wolf. What are that Wolf and all of those woodland creatures up to? This version of the classic folktale ends a bit differently. A delightful surprise awaits Red and readers in this wordless picture book featuring newcomer Jed Alexander’s exquisite two-color illustrations. Jed Alexander lives in Davis, California. This is his first book for children.

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Magnolia’s Magnificent Map

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

WA L N U T A N I M A L S O C I E T Y ■ ■ BY L AU R E N B R A D S H AW   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY W E D N E S DAY K I R WA N

S E LLING POINTS

Fall in love with the Walnut Animal Society, a group of friends whose mission is to create and always remain curious.

■■ Successful new series: Follows Henry’s Bright Idea, published in 2016 ■■ Inspired by handmade stuffed dolls: Author Lauren Bradshaw that inspired the characters in the Walnut Animal Society books Dee� �n�the�sha�e�o� a �alnut�gro�e

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creates beautiful handmade dolls

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cooperation: The woodland T�e� �a�l�t�e�s�l�e� �h�

characters come to life Walnut animal Society. �o�c�e�t� and T�e�r�m�s�i�n�i� encourage children to a�d�t� �l�a�s�r�m�i� �u�i�u�.

thoughtfully consider their world, empathy through understanding

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It has taken her months of exploring and sketching and picture-snapping to create her latest map.

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CARTON QTY: 40 Finally, on the tip-top of the mountain, Magnolia could see the entire walnut grove, every spot she’d ever explored.

A map of the walnut grove. There is just one problem. It isn’t finished.

And more.

Magnolia’s map is missing a spot.

“LOOK!” Margaux said.

In this second book in the Walnut Animal Society series—following Henry’s Bright Idea—Magnolia the Bunny explores the grove with her friends Margaux the Kitty and Chester the Raccoon, looking for that elusive, special place that will complete her map. Deep in the shade of a walnut grove stands a tall tree house. A delightful group of friends gathers here. They call themselves the Walnut Animal Society. Their mission is to create and always remain curious. The Walnut Animal Society is busy preparing for a very special event. The Society Soirée comes

always

remain curious

just once a month, when the night is clear and the stars are bright. Tonight it is Magnolia the Bunny’s turn to share. Everyone is excited. Everyone but Magnolia, that is. It has taken her months of exploring and sketching and picture-snapping to create her latest map—a map of the walnut grove. There’s just one problem. Her map isn’t finished. Magnolia’s map is missing a spot. Will she finish it in time? Lauren Bradshaw is a designer of handmade dolls called Walnut Animal Society. Magnolia’s Magnificent Map is the second title in the series of books inspired by the dolls. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Wednesday Kirwan is a children’s book illustrator whose books include Henry’s Bright Idea and the forthcoming Owl Love You, to be published by Cameron Kids.

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She lives in Oakland, California.

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Los Angeles is . . .

AGES UP TO 4 BOARD BOOK

■ ■ BY E L I S A PA R H A D   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY A L E X A N D E R V I DA L

A stylish board book featuring the sights and delights of Los Angeles in simple rhyme and gorgeous illustrations

S E LLING POINTS ■■ New series: First title in a new series of regional board books ■■ Iconic setting: Over 47 million people visit Los Angeles each year ■■ Regional appeal: Children love seeing their local area represented

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calaveras

bygone eras

days of fun

in sand and sun.

Los Angeles is . . . surfing waves and fashion faves, citrus fruits and long commutes, lowrider cruising and poolside snoozing, zipping cars and Hollywood stars. From taco trucks to tar pits, this stylish primer to California’s City of Angels, illustrated by Alexander Vidal, is spot-on for toddlers and first-time travelers.

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Elisa Parhad is the author of Southern California: A Guide for the Eyes. This is her first book for children. She lives in Pasadena. Alexander Vidal is an illustrator and designer working in Los Angeles. His clients include the Smithsonian, Abrams Books, the Los Angeles Times, and the National Parks Service.

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AGES 8 TO 12 ACTIVITY BOOK

Art Making with MoMA ■ ■ BY C A R I F R I S C H A N D E L I Z A B E T H M A R G U L I E S

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Written by MoMA’s Family Programs educators: Draws upon hands-on experience of looking

From the educators at the Museum of Modern Art, a book filled with 20 kid-tested activities that will inspire children to create their own masterpieces

at and making art with kids and families at the museum ■■ Includes 20 varied activities:

Activities include:

Each activity is inspired by an

Get in Character: Dress the part, strike a pose,

artist, including Cindy Sherman,

and take a picture [Cindy Sherman]

Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, and Frida Kahlo, and includes reproductions of artworks from MoMA’s collection ■■ More than just painting and

This Might Stain: Make marks with edible materials from around your house [Ed Ruscha] All about Me: Draw a self-portrait [Frida Kahlo] Make Some Noise: Create a sound costume

drawing: Activities encourage

out of unusual materials [Nick Cave]

kids to design models for houses

What’s Your Story?: Share a personal story

and chairs, recycle materials into

through pictures [Jacob Lawrence]

imaginative sculptures, interpret their neighborhoods through collage, surround themselves in an installation of colorful cut-outs, and more ■■ Encourages creative thought: Prompts, questions, images, and a wide array of suggested materials inspire kids and adults to experiment, play, and think like artists, alone or in a group

S PECIFICATIONS 180 illustrations 144 pages, 9 × 101/2" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-1-63345-037-0 ISBN 978-1-63345-037-0 US $24.95  CAN $31.95 52495 9 781633 450370

Art Making with MoMA, from the educators at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents 20 interactive activities that encourage kids (and adults!) to discover how modern and contemporary artists experiment with materials and techniques. Drawing on over 15 years of research and experience engaging families at MoMA, this colorful activity book provides opportunities for creative exploration and art making at home, in a group or alone, while providing real examples of the tools, techniques, and ideas used by contemporary and modern artists whose works can be found in MoMA’s collection. Each project is inspired by a particular artist, movement, or design concept, and features full-color reproductions of artwork from the likes of Diego Rivera, Vassily Kandinsky, Berenice Abbott, and Charles and Ray Eames. Step-by-step instructions, handy tips and open-ended questions encourage kids to think like artists and develop their own techniques and ideas for art making. Cari Frisch is an associate educator of Family Programs in the department of education at MoMA. Elizabeth Margulies is the director of Family Programs and Initiatives in the department of education at MoMA.

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Shahzia

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

MY LIFE AS AN ARTIST ■ ■ BY S H A H Z I A S I K A N D E R   ■  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY H A N N A B A R C Z Y K

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W I T H A R T W O R K BY S H A H Z I A S I K A N D E R

■■ Artist’s autobiography: Written

Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander tells how growing up in a multicultural home in Lahore, Pakistan, inspired her to become an artist.

by the award-winning Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander, and includes a brand new artwork created especially for the book ■■ Multicultural perspective: Sikander’s story will introduce children to the Muslim customs and rituals she grew up with ■■ Important artist: Sikander’s work is in the collection of major museums throughout the world

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Growing up in a multigenerational, multicultural home in Lahore, Pakistan, where her family’s Muslim traditions are filled with food, rituals, and love, Shahzia is a tomboy who loves skateboarding, biking, swimming, and flying her kite. She also loves stories and books. At the Catholic school she attends, she studies Western literature, and at home, her father regales her and her siblings with fantastical tales from a Russian storybook on animals. Shahzia developes a fascination with illustrations, like the ones she sees in illuminated manuscripts and South Asian miniature portraits, and she discovers a talent for drawing. She soon realizes that making art is like learning a new language—it requires practice and hard

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work, but it gives her a new tool to express herself. Through art, Shahzia is able to create the different worlds she reads about, using her imagination to take her beyond the walls of her home. Written by artist Shahzia Sikander herself and featuring a new painting created especially for the book alongside artwork from her private archive and MoMA’s collection, Shahzia is a colorful introduction to a multicultural perspective that will inspire young readers to use art and imagination to explore new worlds. Shahzia Sikander (b. 1969) is a Pakistani-born and internationally recognized artist whose pioneering practice takes Indo-Persian miniature

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painting as a point of departure. Her work is in the collections of major museums around the world. She lives in New York. Hanna Barczyk is a widely published illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and dozens of other publications. She lives in New York and Toronto.

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AGES 12 AND UP BIOGRAPHY/GRAPHIC NOVEL

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Important and timely: Iturbide (b. 1942) is considered one of the most important and influential photographers working today.

Photographic T H E L I F E O F G R AC I E L A I T U R B I D E ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY I S A B E L Q U I N T E R O   ■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY Z E K E P E Ñ A

Award-winning YA author Isabel Quintero and artist Zeke Peña deliver the first graphic biography of renowned Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide

Her wide-ranging work captures indigenous people in her native Mexico, the lives of Mexican

“It is a rare feat when a writer and illustrator are

Americans in the United States,

able to capture the creative magnitude of an

contemplative landscapes

iconic photographer. With poetic prose by Isabel

in India, and genre-bending

Quintero and luminary illustrations by Zeke

portraits of fellow artists. This

Peña . . . Photographic is a worthy homage to

book answers the call for more

the most important and influential photographer

diversity in children’s and YA

and will stand alone as a truly creative piece

literature

of work.” —Lilliam Rivera, award-winning

■■ Girl power: Iturbide refused to be

author of The Education of Margot Sanchez

intimated in the primarily maledominated field of photography; her work often centers around the role of women and the rejection of stereotypical gender roles ■■ Exciting author/illustrator team: Isabel Quintero’s first novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, was one of School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014 and also won the ALA’s most prestigious prize for a debut YA novel; Zeke Peña is an artist and illustrator whose work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States

Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children. When tragedy struck

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Iturbide as a young mother, she turned to photography for solace and understanding. From then

24 duotones and 96 black-and-

on, Iturbide embarked on a photographic journey that has taken her throughout her native Mexico,

white line drawings

from the Sonora Desert to Juchitán to Frida Kahlo’s bathroom, to the United States, India, and

96 pages, 7 × 9"

beyond. Photographic is a symbolic, poetic, and deeply personal graphic biography of this iconic

Hardcover

photographer. Iturbide’s journey will excite young readers and budding photographers who will be

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inspired by her resolve, talent, and curiosity. Isabel Quintero’s first novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, was one of School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, and won the American Library Association’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award prize. Her second book, Ugly Cat & Pablo, was published in April 2017. She lives in Southern California. Zeke Peña is an artist and illustrator whose work about the U.S./ Mexico border community explores universal themes by remixing contemporary and historical narratives. He has exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Albuquerque Hispanic Cultural Center, Houston Center of Photography, El Paso Museum of Art, and Museo de Arte Ciudad Juárez, as well as in galleries across the United States and Mexico.

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Maria Sibylla Merian

AGES 10 AND UP MIDDLE-GRADE NONFICTION

A R T I S T, S C I E N T I S T, A DV E N T U R E R ■ ■ BY S A R A H B . P O M E R OY A N D J E YA R A N E Y K AT H I R I T H A M BY

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Science and art combine in this captivating, lushly illustrated biography of Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the world’s first entomologists—as well as a botanist, naturalist, and celebrated illustrator.

■■ Unique STEAM title: The first biography for middle-grade readers about Merian, an early pioneer in biology, ecology, and art ■■ Strong female subject: Merian is regarded as a feminist role model as much for her courage and independence as for her unique and beautiful artworks ■■ Lush package: Lively presentation with 125 color images and interesting sidebars on scientific and cultural topics ■■ Original source material: Includes quotations from Merian’s own study book

S PECIFICATIONS 130 color illustrations 96 pages, 8½ × 10" Hardcover

(left) Pomelo with Green-Banded Urania Butterfly from The Insects of Surinam by Maria Sibylla Merian Among the huge array of plants and creatures Maria Sibylla encountered in the New World, she often chose to paint those that might be useful to humans. Her descriptions usually mentioned whether the plants were edible, and if so, how they should be prepared, and whether the natives or Europeans ate them. About this citrus fruit she wrote: “This fruit is less sweet than the orange and not as sour as the lemon. The peel and the flesh are tougher than in either of these two, and that makes this fruit tastier.” (right) Pomegranate with Lantern Flies and Cicada from The Insects of Surinam by Maria Sibylla Merian Maria Sibylla did sometimes make mistakes. Here she placed cicadas and lantern flies together because, as she wrote, “The Indians have assured me that these flies [cicadas] develop into the so-called lantern flies … shown here.” Perhaps based on verbal accounts, she drew a composite picture with the head and thorax of a lantern fly and the abdomen and wings of a cicada (below middle). This insect does not exist. Though she usually drew insects from life, this may be one of the “exceptions” she mentioned in the introduction to The Insects of Surinam (see page 72.)

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with a yellow stripe that spun strong thread, which she thought might make good silk. She sent specimens back to Amsterdam for study and for sale. Maria Sibylla’s scientific work took persistence, and she didn’t always find what she was hoping for. She noted, “One might find many more things in the jungle if it were penetrable. But the forest is so densely overgrown with thistles and thorns that I had to send my slaves ahead with axes in hand so that they could hack an opening for me to be able to get through in some way or other, which, however, was quite difficult notwithstanding.” She also struggled with Surinam’s hot climate, normally 80–90 degrees Fahrenheit and 80–90 percent humidity year-round. The only clothing she and Dorothea had were black wool dresses with high necks and long skirts, which were completely unsuitable for the heat. They did at least have bonnets and veils to protect their faces from the sun. Maria Sibylla would later write to a friend in Nuremberg, “The heat in this country is staggering, so that one can do no work at all without great difficulty.”

Bellyache Bush with Giant Sphinx Moth and Cecilia Metalmark Butterfly from The Insects of Surinam by Maria Sibylla Merian The giant sphinx moth, shown on the right, is the only insect in South America with a proboscis long enough to reach the nectar of the rare ghost orchid, and so it is the endangered flower’s only pollinator. Maria Sibylla noted that after feeding, the moth rolls the proboscis into a ball under its head. She shows the caterpillar of the sphinx moth eating the leaves of a bellyache bush. Its leaves and seeds were used by the natives to treat stomach ailments— hence the plant’s common name.

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For two years, with Dorothea’s help and companionship, Maria Sibylla pursued her scientific investigations in Surinam. She had planned to stay longer, perhaps as long as five years. But she became very ill with a disease that caused fever and made the heat even more unbearable. It was probably malaria, from a mosquito bite. “I did not find in that country,” she later wrote, “a suitable opportunity to carry out the insect studies I had hoped to do, as the climate there is very hot. The heat caused me great problems, and thus I found myself compelled to return home sooner than I anticipated.” To a friend she wrote about her trip: “I almost had to pay for it with my life.” In the spring of 1701 Maria Sibylla prepared to leave South America. She had enough sketches and observations in her study book to more than fill The Insects of Surinam volume she was planning, and she had collected numerous insect, animal, and plant specimens. The specimens would serve as models for the Surinam book, and they would also prove to skeptical Europeans that all the unusual creatures Maria Sibylla had drawn in her study book were not too strange to be real. Some she would sell to her network of collectors, and in this way recover part of the cost of the expedition. Maria Sibylla and Dorothea packed up live specimens and preserved others pinned to boards, dried in wooden boxes, or sealed in jars of brandy. A native woman who had been working for the Merians accompanied them to Amsterdam to help with the new book. Maria Sibylla’s illness made the three-month voyage home even more difficult. Dorothea cared for her mother as best she could. Despite the rolling sea, cramped quarters, poor diet, and the disappointment of having to leave earlier than planned, Maria Sibylla was still not sorry that she had embarked on this journey. She had accomplished her goal of studying and painting tropical insects in their natural surroundings, and she had fulfilled any dreams she had of travel and adventure. Now she had to get well, so she could publish her work and show the world her discoveries.

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Shimbillo Tree with Squirrel Monkey by Maria Sibylla Merian, 1701–05

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In 1660, at the age of 13, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosis—years before any other scientist published an accurate description of the process. Later, Merian and her daughter ventured thousands of miles from their home in the Netherlands into the rainforests of South America seeking new and amazing insects to observe and illustrate. Years after her death, Merian’s accurate and beautiful illustrations were used by scientists, including Carl Linnaeus, to classify species, and today her prints and paintings are prized by museums around the world. More than a dozen species of plants and animals are named after Merian. The first Merian biography written for ages 10 and up, this book will enchant budding scientists and artists alike. Readers will be inspired by Merian’s talent, curiosity, and grit and will be swept up in the story of her life, which was adventurous even by today’s standards. Sarah B. Pomeroy is the author of Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity and many other groundbreaking books on the history of women. She is Distinguished Professor of Classics and History, City University of New York. Jeyaraney Kathirithamby was a Rhodes Visiting Fellow and is an entomologist at the Department of Zoology and St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

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Once Upon a Time

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY G U R I D I

A charming story about storytelling

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Emphasizes the importance of storytelling: A magical tale about the power of storytelling

■■ Two-color illustrations: Striking, To our oral storytellers – for it is they who keep our imagination alive. distinctive illustrations My thanks to Sonia, Alex, Bárbara and Guillermo for helping me to d has a unique ability! Hepicture tells the most incredible ■■ Debut book: A new construct this story. ries to the people in his village. But what would G. a well-published pen if one dayformat he stoppedfor speaking? What would life be like without stories?

Spanish artist

S PECIFICATIONS First published in English in 2017 by order of the Tate Trustees Color illustrations throughout

32 pages, 81/4 × 113/4" Hardcover

by Tate Publishing, a division of Tate Enterprises Ltd, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG www.tate.org.uk/publishing

First published in Spanish as ‘Érase’ ©2016 Raúl Nieto Guirdi ©2016 Ediciones TTT PUB MONTH: MARCH Translation rights arranged through the VeroK Agency, Barcelona, Spain All rights reserved for all countries, www.testigrestristes.com ISBN 978-1-84976-513-8 Translated by Alayne Pullen in association with First Edition Translations Ltd, ISBN 978-1-84976-513-8 Cambridge, UK. US $17.95  CAN $21.95 51795

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English translation ©2017 Tate Enterprises Ltd.

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A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 978 1 84976 513 8 Distributed in the United States and Canada by ABRAMS, New York Library of Congress Control Number applied for Printed in China by C&C Offset Printing Co., Ltd.

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE Ever since he was a little boy, Bard had a unique ability to turn words and sentences into amazing stories. These stories captivated everyone in his village. But one day, Bard suddenly stops speaking . . . Will the villagers be able to solve the problem? Will Bard ever tell his wonderful stories again? Find out in this beautiful story of friendship that reveals the magic of storytelling.

Mr. Rouse Builds His House ISBN 978-1-84976-154-3 ISBN 978-1-84976-154-3 US $12.95  CAN $13.95 51295

Raul Nieto Guridi studied painting and drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Seville, Spain. His children’s books have been translated into a dozen languages.

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The Mystery of the Missing Cake

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

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■ ■ BY C L AU D I A B O L DT

■■ Follow-up to popular title:

A fantastic new adventure starring everyone’s favorite fox detective, the irrepressible Harold

A humorous sequel to the wonderful Outfoxed, featuring lovable hero Harold, the vegetarian fox ■■ Fun, stylish artwork: Distinctive, engaging illustrations by an award-winning illustrator ■■ A fox tale with a twist: A clever and rewarding story for young readers about a fox with morals

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 77/8 × 87/8" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-84976-485-8 ISBN 978-1-84976-485-8 US $16.95  CAN $20.95 51495 9 781849 764858

Harold is invited to Donkey’s fancy dress party.

Harold solved the mystery! Everyone had a tiny piece of cake until there was none left.

But he doesn’t want to go. ‘I won’t know anybody who’s going,’ he says. ‘You know Donkey. Besides everyone loves a party,’ says Dad.

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‘I don’t know. Well… at least I get to make a costume.’

No No No. I only hAD ONE TINY PIECE.

Sorry! I didn’t think you’d notice

Now everyone feels really bad and Donkey is feeling very sorry for himself.

It was delicious

I THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE PLENTY LEFT.

well, he had one. so i had one too.

IT WAS ALMOST NOTHING!

ONE LITTLE PIECE.

I want more SORRY

It’s only wafer-thin

oh Dear!

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When Harold the fox is invited to a costume birthday party, he and his friends come up with fantastic outfits. The party starts off really well but when the birthday boy’s cake is stolen during a game played in the dark, everyone is a prime suspect in the mystery of the missing cake. Can Harold piece together the clues to solve the mystery and save the party? A funny story that encourages honesty and sharing, this is set to become a family—and birthday—favorite. Claudia Boldt is a German illustrator based in London and Los Angeles. A winner of the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011, she is the author of two successful picture books for Tate, Melvin: the Luckiest Monkey in the World and Outfoxed. The Mystery of the Missing Cake is her seventh picture book.

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Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World ISBN 978-1-84976-086-7 ISBN 978-1-84976-086-7 US $14.95  CAN $16.95 51495

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In the Darkness of the Night

AGES UP TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY E M I LY R A N D

Listen to the sounds of the world as it goes on while you’re asleep!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Stunning illustrations: Beautiful new book from Emily Rand, author of A Dog Day

■ Rhymingand text: Children will be striking■illustrations a beautiful

ng text, thisengaged book takes by youthe on asimple, gentle rhyming y through the night, looking at all the

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s that happen while you’re tucked up

■■ Perfect for bedtime reading: warm in your bed! The book is about what happens when you’re sleeping

As you lie in your bed

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In the darkness of the night.

40 pages, 8 × 101/4"

Emily Rand

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In the early hours of the morning, All is quiet indoors Apart from the sound Of low rumbling snores.

Dustbins crash and clatter, The rubbish is cleared away. As the alarm clocks rings To start a brand new day.

Outside loud squeals And barks of city foxes, As they search for food in bins and in boxes.

Click goes the switch Beautifully illustrated, In theAs Darkness ofoff thethe Night takes readers through the sounds that a young it turns light. child hears while curled up in bed waiting togentle fall asleep, from the familiar, reassuring noises of the A hushed, voice family and the home, including muffled voices andtight”. humming pipes, to sounds from outdoors, like whispers “sleep the snuffling and screeching of foxes. And then suddenly, what’s that? Zoom! A car speeds by and a distant siren sounds.

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As the illustrations expand to the city beyond the house, we see people who work throughout the night, such as sanitation workers or nurses. And finally, as the sun rises, early morning sounds begin with birdsong and the clatter of trash cans as the city wakes up again. Emily Rand takes you on a gentle journey through the night, looking at all the sounds and activity that happen while you’re tucked up warm in your bed!

A Dog Day ISBN 978-1-84976-290-8 ISBN 978-1-84976-290-8 US $18.95  CAN $21.95 51895

After graduating from the London College of Communication in 2008, Emily Rand worked in children’s art education in museums and schools. In the Darkness of the Night is Rand’s second book with Tate Publishing, following A Dog Day. She lives in East London.

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Treasure Hunt

AGES 4 TO 8 ACTIVITY BOOK

■ ■ BY A L I C E M E LV I N

A fun new activity book: Complete the pictures with found objects and beautiful stickers

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Activity book: Children can make the book their own by adding photos, flowers, seeds, buttons, and stickers from the sheet enclosed ■■ Award-winning illustrator: Alice Melvin’s highly detailed illustrations will enchant readers of all ages ■■ Popular previous books: From the author of Counting Birds, The High Street, and Grandma’s House

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AGES UP TO 5 PICTURE BOOK

All the Colors I See ■ ■ BY A L L E G R A AG L I A R D I

The world is filled with many colors— just look around and see!

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Inspires observation: The perfect book to encourage children to look around them and pay attention to the wonderful colors everywhere ■■ Stunning, original illustrations: Beautiful, colorful artwork by Italian artist Allegra Agliardi ■■ Die-cuts: More than a dozen die-cuts offer fun surprises ■■ Rhyming text: Lyrical, poetic text takes children on a wonderful journey through the many shades of each color

S PECIFICATIONS Die-cuts and color illustrations 64 pages, 61/4 × 85/8" Hardcover RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-84976-577-0 ISBN 978-1-84976-514-5 US $19.95  CAN $24.95 51995 9 781849 765145

Colours are everywhere, waiting to be seen! But where do we start? Let’s begin with Green.

The world is filled with many colours – just look around and see! Would you like to come on a colour journey with me?

Velvety green grass tickles my toes . . .

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Would you like to come on an exciting, colorful journey with me? From the soft green grass to the glistening sapphire, to the juicy yellow pear and the fallen crimson leaves, this captivating and inventive book guides children through the different shades of

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every color. Sweet, lyrical text and engaging illustrations—along with lots of fun die-cuts—add to the magic of the book. Children learn that through simple observation they can see colors that are bright, dull, bold, sour, cold, deep, loud, or have many other qualities. Allegra Agliardi is an author, illustrator and graphic designer based in Italy.

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The Modern Art Journal

AGES 10 ACTIVITY BOOK

■ ■ BY M A RY R I C H A R D S

Famous artists from Picasso, Klee, and Magritte to Hockney, Kahlo, and Warhol encourage creativity

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Entertaining and thoughtprovoking: An introduction to modern art designed to get kids thinking, in a fun-to-use journal format ■■ Write-on binding: Fun sketchbook binding encourages interaction and a personalized approach to learning ■■ Inspiration from 16 major artists: Works by major artists from Duchamp to Warhol, all from Tate’s renowned collection, will stimulate beginners to start thinking about and making art

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PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-84976-450-6 ISBN 978-1-84976-450-6 US $17.99  CAN $21.99 51795 What did Kahlo paint? garden, such as cacti, agave, prickly pear and fruit trees > Traditional Mexican folk costumes – lace skirts, ribbons, floral patterns, jewellery > Her own face > Her pets > Rocks, shells, bones, skulls and other strange objects from her collection > Suns and moons > Ancient Mexican art objects, which she collected

Kahlo painted this picture of herself with her pet monkey, Fulang Chang, in 1938. She kept many other pets, including dogs, fawns and parakeets.

Kahlo and Rivera travelled to New York and Paris together, showing their work and meeting other artists and collectors. Although Kahlo had exhibitions in her lifetime, it was not until after her death that she became world famous. She is now celebrated not just as an artist, but also as a writer.

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Kahlo married one of Mexico’s most famous painters, Diego Rivera. The pair lived together in the house she grew up in, called the Casa Azul (‘Blue House’). In their garden they grew tropical plants and displayed their collection of ancient Mexican sculptures. Kahlo’s pets roamed around the gardens. She looked out at all of this from the studio where she worked. The leafy plants, exotic fruit and animals filled her paintings.

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Here are some examples of traditional Mexican clothes like the ones Kahlo wore. You could colour them in – and add your own designs too!

PICTURING HERSELF

Frida Kahlo was born in 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico. As a child, she always enjoyed drawing and painting, but her great dream was to become a doctor. At the age of eighteen she was badly injured in an accident. While recovering, she had to spend long periods of time in bed. Life was a struggle, but, looking up at a mirror fixed above her bed and using a special easel, she began creating incredible self-portraits.

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What made modern art so groundbreaking? Discover for yourself with this thought-provoking

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introduction to the revolutionary world of modern art. This interactive book introduces readers to the life and work of 16 artists, and encourages children to write and think about art for themselves. It invites young readers to respond to questions, compose stories and poems, doodle, and make their own notes in response to the art and ideas they discover. With a sketchbook binding and funky graphic design, The Modern Art Journal will get kids scribbling and thinking—the perfect tool for the next generation of budding art critics! Features the work of Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee, Yayoi Kusama, René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol and Rachel Whiteread. Mary Richards is a writer, art publisher, and musician who has worked at Tate and the Hayward Gallery in London.

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Miffy the Artist

AGES 5 ACTIVITY BOOK

A R T AC T I V I T Y B O O K ■ ■ BY D I C K B R U N A

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A new activity book starring one of the world’s favorite characters—Miffy!

■■ Beloved character: Dick Bruna’s Miffy is an international phenomenon, with more than 100 titles published to date, and over 90 million picture books

miffy the artist

worldwide since 1955 the sold artist

■ Activity book: Puzzles, coloring, ivity ■book

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and other fun activities bring new dimension to this book about

“For millions of children, Dick Bruna’s books are the first they will encounter. They don’t know how lucky they are, for his stories are a wonderful window on the world—a world of color and shapes and words, put together in a

activity book

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form that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.” —Michael Bond, author of the Paddington Bear series “Miffy is one of the most enduring,

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award-winning illustrator and creator of the Maisy series

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There are lots of cars and lorries on the road.

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The gallery is very busy with everyone looking at the artworks.

Miffy’s favourite painting is of boats on the sea. Can you colour in the sails? What do you think they are looking at?

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Ever since Dick Bruna first created Miffy in 1955, she has endeared herself to generations of young children and become one of the best-loved children’s characters of all time. In this charming

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new addition to the Miffy story, Miffy takes inspiration from a visit to an art gallery and decides to become an artist herself. This wonderful new activity book is filled with fun activities, including puzzles and coloring, to inspire budding artists! Dick Bruna (1927–2017) was a Dutch author, artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. Using clear, bold design and bright color, he established a design technique that became internationally recognized. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.

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Meet the Artist: Alberto Giacometti

AGES 4 TO 8 ACTIVITY BOOK

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

■■ Major sculptor: Alberto

Tate’s Meet the Artist series of activity books offers fun, creative, and engaging introductions to the work of important artists

Giacometti is of the most significant sculptors of the twentieth century ■■ Engaging illustrations: Includes bold, colorful illustrations by artist Nick White ■■ Real art inspiration: Includes reproductions of key Giacometti artworks ■■ Sculpture-based activities: Children can make sculpture and collages

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Illustrated by

ISBN 978-1-84976-508-4 ISBN 978-1-84976-508-4 US $12.95  CAN $15.95 51295 9 781849 765084 Giacometti experimented with using human bodies and heads to create landscapes. In a sculpture called The Forest, he used women to represent the trees and heads of men to represent the stones.

Giacometti was very interested in drawing and sculpting faces. He felt that the head was the most important part of the human body. He challenged himself to draw what was actually there, instead of what he thought was there. If you draw the same face lots of times, does it start to look different?

Now stick them on the outline below to create your very own collage landscape. Remember to think about different colours and layering your images.

Create your own landscape of faces.

Draw the face of your best friend, or a member of your family.

Now, draw it again but in only 2 minutes.

Carefully,

cut out lots of bodie s,

from heads and faces Now, 1 minute

old magazines and newspapers.

What are the differences between your images?

The Forest

Which do you like best? 30 seconds

What details have you missed out in the faster pictures?

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AGES 5 ACTIVITY BOOK

Where’s Your Creativity? ■ ■ BY A A R O N R O S E N A N D R I L E Y WAT T S 

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■   I L LU S T R AT E D BY M A R I K A M A I JA L A

Where’s your creativity? All around you!

■■ Creative inspiration: Shows children how to express themselves creatively each day ■■ Rhythmic text: Children will love reading this book out loud ■■ Spans many types of creativity: food, writing, and art

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Even before you woke up this morning, you were already being creative. While you were asleep your brain was busy jiggling your memories like a box full of puzzle pieces.

In your dreams the pieces fit together in surprising new ways. Turn your dreams into stories and write like you dream – without any rules.

Where’s your creativity? It’s the tingle in your toes, or the hop in your step when you have a brand-

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new idea. It makes you want to do something that hasn’t been done before. Where’s Your Creativity? is an inspirational picture book for young creatives. The fun and rhythmic text looks at ways children can express themselves creatively each day and sets imaginations alight with ideas. With bold and colorful illustrations, this book explores all areas in which children can express their individual creativity, including dance, music, food, literature, and art.

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Aaron Rosen and Riley Watts are cousins who grew up in central Maine. Rosen is a professor of religious studies and director of international and cultural projects at Rocky Mountain College, Montana. Watts is an accomplished modern dancer. Marika Maijala is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Helsinki, Finland.

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Eat for the Planet S AV I N G T H E W O R L D O N E B I T E AT A T I M E ■ ■ BY N I L Z AC H A R I A S A N D G E N E S TO N E  ■   I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY L I LY C H O W

ENVIRONMENT •  FOOD & DRINK

S E LLING POINTS ■■ One Green Planet, the website that originated the Eat for the

Your guide to saving the environment with plant-based eating Do you consider yourself an environmental ally? Maybe you recycle your household goods, ride a bike, and avoid too much air

Planet movement, has more than 6 million monthly visitors and will be a marketing partner for the book ■■ In recent years, vegan books

travel. But did you know that the primary driver of climate change

have continued to dominate the

isn’t plastics, or cars, or airplanes? Did you know that it’s actually our

marketplace

industrialized food system? In this fascinating new book, authors Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone share new research, intriguing infographics, and compelling arguments that support what scientists across the world are beginning to affirm and uphold: By making even minimal dietary changes, anyone can have a positive, lasting impact on our planet. If you love the planet, the only way to save it is by switching out meat for plant-based meals, one bite at a time. Nil Zacharias is the cofounder and editor in chief of One Green Planet (onegreenplanet.org), which is one of the largest independent digital media platforms in the food sustainability and green space. Gene Stone has written and coauthored 40 books on a wide variety of subjects, including the national bestsellers Forks Over Knives and How Not to Die. Both authors live in New York City.

Dress Like a Woman W O R K I N G W O M E N A N D W H AT T H E Y W O R E

■■ With an inclusive message, 25 infographics, and low price point, this book will have a wide reach

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PHOTOGRAPHY •  FASHION • HISTORY

■ ■ BY A B R A M S B O O K S 

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■  E S S AY S BY VA N E S S A F R I E D M A N A N D R OX A N E G AY

■■ A feminist gift in the vein of the

A visual exploration of women in the workplace and what they have worn At a time in which a woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and more, what does it mean to dress like a woman? Dress Like a Woman turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes 300 incredible photographs that illustrate how

New York Times bestseller Why I March, which has netted more than 53,000 copies ■■ Includes 300 photographs from the late 19th century through present day ■■ Publication will coincide with Women’s History Month

women’s roles have changed over the last century. The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. There are some familiar faces, including trailblazers Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and feminist writer Roxane Gay, Dress Like a Woman offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and dress in the workplace. Vanessa Friedman is the fashion director and chief fashion critic at the New York Times. Roxane Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger.

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GRAPHIC NOVEL •  HISTORY

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

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Iconic author: Isabella Rossellini is an internationally beloved model,

Acclaimed actress Isabella Rossellini shares her excitement for raising heritage-breed chickens

actress, and filmmaker ■■ Strong sales history: Abrams has

In this delightful illustrated book, actress and film-

an excellent track record with

maker Isabella Rossellini shares her newfound passion

chicken-themed titles.

for raising chickens. When a cardboard carton dotted

■■ Growing trend: Raising chickens

with airholes arrived at her door, Rossellini expected to

is an increasingly popular pastime

welcome 38 yellow chicks to her Long Island farm. Much to

■■ Unique gift book: Combines

her surprise, her newly hatched brood included a diverse

portraits of Isabella’s chickens with

mix of heritage breeds—a discovery that prompted further

her own charming hand-drawn

research into the traits, behavior, and history of each one.

illustrations

Perfectly capturing the fine-feathered glory and surprising intelligence of these spirited backyard birds, My Chickens

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and I pairs Patrice Casanova’s photographs with Rossellini’s

Color illustrations throughout

wry observations, fun facts, and hand-drawn illustrations.

112 pages, 7 x 9" Hardcover

Isabella Rossellini is an actress, filmmaker, and philanthropist

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known for her roles in such films as David Lynch’s Blue

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Velvet and Wild at Heart and Peter Weir’s Fearless. She

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is also the author and director of the book and short film series Green Porno. She lives on Long Island. Patrice Casanova is a French-born portrait photographer.

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GRAPHIC NOVEL •  BIOGRAPHY

The Bridge H O W T H E R O E B L I N G S C O N N E C T E D B R O O K LY N TO N E W YO R K

S E LLING POINTS ■■ The first narrative nonfiction graphic novel about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge ■■ Peter J. Tomasi is a well-known figure in the comics community ■■ Emily Roebling’s contributions

■ ■ BY P E T E R J . TO M A S I   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S A R A D U VA L L More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law,

to the Brooklyn Bridge’s

Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on

construction have made her a

the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease,

symbol for women in STEM

leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction. Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his

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place running the work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project, and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians. In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before.

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ISBN 978-1-68335-242-6

Peter J. Tomasi is a former editor at DC Comics and a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in New York City. Sara Duvall is an Eisner-nominated Latina comics artist. A cartooning graduate from the School of Visual Arts, Duvall is the artist for the web comic Deja Brew. She lives in Renton, Washington.

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Seasonal Backlist WOMEN’S HISTORY

SPRING The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier ISBN 978-1-4197-1866-3 Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero ISBN 978-1-4197-2065-9

Amelia Earhart ISBN 978-0810970953

Spring ISBN 978-1-4197-1912-7

Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli ISBN 978-1-4197-1642-3

The Thing About Spring ISBN 978-1-4197-1492-4

Cloth Lullaby ISBN 978-1-4197-1881-6

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of RBG vs. Inequality ISBN 978-1-4197-2559-3

Pure Grit ISBN 978-0-5458-3416-2

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend ISBN 978-1-4197-2131-1

Searching for Sarah Rector ISBN 978-1-4197-0846-6

A Woman in the House (and Senate) ISBN 978-1-4197-1036-0

Maritcha: A NineteenthCentury American Girl ISBN 978-1-4197-1626-3

Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer ISBN 978-1-4197-1872-4

Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress ISBN 978-1-4197-2544-9 Library on Wheels ISBN 978-1-4197-2875-4

Abracadabra, It’s Spring ISBN 978-1-4197-1891-5 Lucky Ducky ISBN 978-1-4197-1467-2 Hello Kitty, Hello Spring ISBN 978-1-4197-0688-2

Girl from the Tar Paper School ISBN 978-1-4197-0796-4 Ballots for Belva ISBN 978-1-4197-1627-0

Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights ISBN 978-1-4197-1884-7

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail ISBN 978-1-4197-2839-6

POETRY MONTH

EASTER/PASSOVER

Guess Who, Haiku ISBN 978-1-4197-1889-2

The Story of Jesus ISBN 978-1-4197-1899-1

Mom, You’re Magical ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1

Here Is the World ISBN 978-1-4197-1185-5

Mama’s Belly ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9

Me, Frida ISBN 978-1-4197-1516-7

Rosa’s Animals ISBN 978-1-4197-2850-1

EARTH DAY

MOTHER’S DAY

Jewish Holidays All Year Round ISBN 978-0-8109-0550-4 Sweet Passover ISBN 978-0-8109-9737-0

Deep in the Forest ISBN 978-1-4197-2351-3

World Make Way ISBN 978-1-4197-2845-7

Rhino in the House ISBN 978-1-4197-2316-2

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet ISBN 978-1-4197-1037-7

Sow and Grow ISBN 978-1-58479-673-2

Raven (Pop-Up) ISBN 978-1-4197-2197-7

The Bear Report ISBN 978-1-4197-0783-4

Poem in Your Pocket for Young Poets ISBN 978-0-8109-9142-2

365 Penguins ISBN 978-1-4197-2917-1

SEASONAL TITLES

The Best Mother ISBN 978-1-4197-2534-0

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Seasonal Backlist FATHER’S DAY

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: STAR WARS

Dad, You’re Amazing ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4 Skyfishing ISBN 978-1-4197-1911-0 Because I Am Your Daddy ISBN 978-0-8109-8392-2 Star Wars Block ISBN 978-1-4197-2831-0 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1) ISBN 978-1-4197-1517-4

Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda #2) ISBN 978-1-4197-1640-9

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda #6) ISBN 978-1-4197-2201-1

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda #3) ISBN 978-1-4197-1971-4

Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding And Doodling (An Origami Yoda Activity Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2028-4

The Surprise Attack of Jabba The Puppett (Origami Yoda #4) ISBN 978-1-4197-2030-7

Star Wars Topps Sticker Book ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (Origami Yoda #5) ISBN 978-1-4197-2200-4

With My Daddy ISBN 978-1-4197-2822-8 Babar’s Little Girl ISBN 978-1-4197-0340-9

GRADUATION

SUMMER I Am So Brave ISBN 978-1-4197-0937-1

Waiting for High Tide ISBN 978-1-4197-1656-0

Sally Goes to the Beach ISBN 978-0-8109-4186-1

The Golden Rule ISBN 978-0-8109-0960-1

Mama, Is It Summer Yet? ISBN 978-1-4197-2828-0

Clammy Clam ISBN 978-1-4197-1201-2 Buggy Bug ISBN 978-1-4197-1200-5 Bear in the Air ISBN 978-0-8109-8398-4

Brave as Can Be ISBN 978-1-4197-1923-3 Life Doesn’t Frighten Me ISBN 978-1-4197-2748-1

Hands and Heart ISBN 978-1-4197-1022-3

Summer ISBN 978-1-4197-2832-7

Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff ISBN 978-0-8109-9765-3

Sally in the Sand ISBN 978-1419710292

My Old Pal, Oscar ISBN 978-1-4197-1901-1

Fruits in Suits ISBN 978-1-4197-2941-6

Hello Kitty Goes to Camp ISBN 978-1-4197-1557-0

Whaley Whale ISBN 978-1-4197-1058-2

Hello Kitty, Hello Summer ISBN 978-1-4197-0687-5

Surfer Chick ISBN 978-1-4197-2931-7

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INFORMATION TO THE TR ADE 40

Hanazuki

1

Hero vs. Villain

Sticker Book

2

Llamaphones

A Spark in the Dark

78

Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions Polar Distress

Where in the Moon?

79

Doodle Journeys

3

Bedtime, Ted!

4

Tinyville Town

42

World Make Way

80

The Sisters Grimm

I’m a Mail Carrier

44

Coco Chanel

81

Camp Rolling Hills: Freefall

Frankie’s Magical Day

45

Library on Wheels

82

Fuzzy

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the

83

One Trick Pony

84

Done Dirt Cheap

6 7 8

My First Toolbox

46

Appalachian Trail

Star Wars Block

10

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

47

Rosa’s Animals

85

Edgewater

11

Summer

48

The Making of America

86

Bookish Boyfriends

12

Growing Hearts

Andrew Jackson

88

Worlds of Ink and Shadow

Alexander Hamilton

89

Noteworthy

90

Verdigris Deep

91

Fly Trap

With My Daddy 14

My Mom Is Magical My Dad Is Amazing

51

Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions

16

Whose Boat?

17

Let’s Visit New York

52

Big Foot & Little Foot (Book #1)

92

The Great Chicken Escape

Let’s Visit Paris

54

JoJo Siwa: Things I Love

93

Red

18

Stack the Cats

56

The Girl with More Than One Heart

94

Magnolia’s Magnificent Map

19

Fruits in Suits

57

Love, Penelope

95

Los Angeles is . . .

20

Who?

58

The Flash: Book 2

Twice Cursed

Supergirl: Book 2

96

Art Making with MoMA

60

Every Shiny Thing

97

Shahzia

22

Captain Starfish

61

Boy Bites Bug

23

Down by the River

62

Jack and the Geniuses

98

Photographic

Lost in the Jungle

99

Maria Sibylla Merian

100

Once Upon a Time

24

They Say Blue

26

Mama’s Belly

27

The Best Mother

28

The 5 O’Clock Band

66

Lumberjanes: Book Two

101

The Mystery of the Missing Cake

30

Rock ’n’ Roll Soul

68

Ginger Kid

102

In the Darkness of the Night

31

Be Our Guest!

70

Munmun

103

Treasure Hunt

32

My Stinky Dog

72

Along the Indigo

104

All the Colors I See

33

The Night Knights

73

Final Draft

105

The Modern Art Journal Miffy the Artist

34 36

64

Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper

The Princess and the Pit Stop

74

Valley Girls

106

Hello Kitty Presents the

75

The Accidental Bad Girl

107

Meet the Artist: Alberto Giacometti

Fly By Night

108

Where’s Your Creativity?

Storybook Collection:

76

Red Riding Hood 38

Piglet and Papa

109

Dress Like a Woman

Surfer Chick 39

Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for

Eat for the Planet

110

My Chickens and I The Bridge

Stellar Scientists 111

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Front cover and pages 24–25: Illustrations from They Say Blue, © 2018 Jillian Tamaki. Back cover and page 87: Images from Bookish Boyfriends, © 2018 Danielle Kroll. All illustrations © 2018 the artist, unless otherwise indicated. Page 1: Alex Eben Meyer. Page 2: Janik Coat. Page 3: Sophy Henn. Pages 4–5, 64–65: Brian Biggs. Page 6: Michelle Romo. Page 7: Jessie Ford c/o Central Illustration Agency. Pages 8–9: Peskimo. Page 10: Nikki McClure. Page 11: David A. Carter. Pages 12–13, 32: Christine Roussey. Pages 14–15: Eunice Moyle/Hello!Lucky. Page 16: Tom Froese. Page 17: Geraldine Cosneau. Page 18: Susie Ghahremani. Page 19: Jared Chapman. Page 20: Natascha Rosenberg. Pages 21, 22: Alison Colpoys. Page 23: April Chu. Page 26: Abigail Halpin. Page 27: Diane Goode. Pages 28–29: Bryan Collier. Page 30: Matthew Cordell. Page 31: Photographs © 2018 by Gray Malin. Page 33: Cory Godbey. Pages 34–35, 82: Dan Santat. Pages 36–37: © SANRIO CO., LTD. Page 38: (top) Stephen Michael King; (bottom) Henry Cole. Page 39: David Roberts. Pages 40–41: 2018 © HZKI Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro. Pages 42–43: All works from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pages 44, 85: Photographs © Getty Images. Page 45: Cover photograph © State Library of North Carolina. Page 46: Jennifer Thermes. Page 47: Lion Head (1879), painting by Rosa Bonheur. Courtesy of Prado Museum. Pages 50, 51, 78: Joe Sutphin. Page 53: Felicita Sala. Page 55: © 2017 Viacom International Inc. Page 56: Penelope Dullaghan. Page 57: Lucy Knisley. Pages 58–59: © and TM DC Comics. Page 60: Kimberly Glyder. Page 61: Mike Heath. Page 63: Nick Iluzada. Pages 66–67: Lumberjanes TM & © 2017 Shannon Waters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen. All Rights Reserved. Page 69: Zak Tebbal. Page 72: Photograph © Ute Klaphake/Trevillion Images. Page 73: Nathan Burton. Pages 74, 84: Na Kim. Page 75: Catherine Casalino. Pages 76, 90, 91: Vincent Chong. Pages 77, 80: Cory Godbey. Page 79: Dawn Vries Sokol. Page 81: Melissa Manwill. Page 83: Nathan Hale. Page 88: Catrin Welz-Stein.

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