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information to the trade

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Countablock

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mini myths: Be Patient, Pandora! mini myths: Play nice, hercules!

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MoMA

Amulet Paperbacks

37

Young Charlotte,

74

the infinite moment of Us

filmmaker

75

Unhinged

matisse’s Garden

76

Sick

77

in the Shadow of Blackbirds

38

i am So Brave!

7

100 things that make me happy

8

thingy things: Buggy Bug, moosey

39

moose, Clammy Clam, and doggy dog

40

78

an army of frogs

10 times 10

79

the abominables

the Butterfly house

80

the Popularity Papers Book five

the messy monster Book

81

nerdS Book five

10

Peter Loves Penguin

11

montessori: map Work

41

Under the ocean

12

Sally in the forest

42

meet matisse

Sally in the Snow 13

in my heart

my Cut-out Pictures 43

44 15

82

hello Kitty nail art

a Possum’s tail

the Simpsons family history

Coming and Going

Sing no evil

three Little owls

83

Playful

i’m Gonna Climb a mountain in my

my Prairie Cookbook

Patent Leather Shoes

the Steampunk User’s manual

16

happy Birthday, madame Chapeau

46

frank einstein and the antimatter motor

84

the art of Selling Books

18

You and me

48

the rainbow Serpent

86

Seasonal Backlist

20

Lucky

49

explorer

88

eBooks

21

i’m Going to Catch my tail

50

diary of a Wimpy Kid

22

the Last King of angkor Wat

54

el deafo

24

hello Kitty, hello halloween!

56

emperor Pickletine rides the Bus

merry Christmas, hello Kitty!

58

the Popularity Papers Book Seven

25

happy Birthday, hello Kitty

26

You are not my friend, But i miss You

28

tumbleweed Baby

61

fleabrain Loves franny

29

Beautiful moon

62

Pink & Green is the new Black

30

here is the World

64

yolo

31

michael Shiner’s Capital days

66

Winterkill

32

digging a hole to heaven

67

the Cure for dreaming

33

Shooting at the Stars

68

ensnared

34

full Speed ahead!

70

oh Yeah, audrey!

35

You Call that art?!

71

Paper airplanes

72

hold tight, don’t Let Go

60

the misadventures of Salem hyde Book three

On the cover: Art from Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (front) and Mini Myths: Be Patient, Pandora! (back) This page, clockwise from top: Art from In My Heart, You and Me, El Deafo, You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You, and Peter Loves Penguin. Front cover and pp. 46–47: illustrations © 2014 Brian Biggs, text © 2014 Jon Scieszka; back cover and pp. 4–5: © 2014 Leslie Patricelli; p. 5: author photo of Patricelli by Caroline Woodham; p. 7: author photo illustrations by Lynn Saville; p. 21: author photo by Mariko Zervos; p. 28: author photo of Vess by David Shane Odum; p. 42, bottom left: Henri Matisse. Maquette for Nuit de Noël. 1952. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Time Inc. © 2014 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. p. 48: © 2014 Sanford Greene; p. 49: © 2014 Kazu Kibuishi; pp. 50–53: © 2014 Jeff Kinney; pp. 54–55: © 2014 Cece Bell; pp. 56–57: illustrations © 2014 Jason Rosenstock, photographs © 2014 Tom Angleberger; pp. 58–59: © 2014 Amy Ignatow; p. 60: © 2014 Frank Cammuso; p. 61: © 2014 Kelly Murphy; pp. 62–63: © 2014 Jonathan Beckerman; p. 66: © 2014 Shane Rebenschied; p. 66: author photo by Jaki Campeau; p. 67: cover image courtesy of the Library of Congress; pp. 68–69: © 2014 Nathália Suellen; p. 70: © 2014 Malika Favre; p. 71: © 2014 John de Garis; p. 72: © 2014 Jim Tierney; p. 75: © 2014 Nathália Suellen; p. 76: © 2014 Wilhelm Staehle; p. 77: © 2014 Symon Chow; p. 78: © 2014 Sanford Greene; p. 79: © 2014 Fiona Robinson; p. 80: © 2014 Amy Ignatow; p. 81: © 2014 Ethen Beavers

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children to enjoy the clever artwork.” —School Library Journal, starred review “A visually captivating delight for careful little ones.” —Kirkus Reviews “While it’s graphically sophisticated enough to please adults, little children can happily flip through this book on their own.” —New York Times “The baby, toddler or nurseryschooler who tears the gift wrapping off Christopher Franceschelli’s Alphablock may think that she has just opened a toy, for how lively and tactile the thing in her hands will be.” —Wall Street Journal

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Countablock 16-copy mixed carton 8 copies Countablock 8 copies Alphablock ISBN 978-1-4197-1469-6 ISBN$271.20 978-1-4197-1469-6 US CAN $303.20

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Countablock ■

By C h r i s to p h e r F r a n C e s C h e l l i

ages 1 to 4 Board Book

a r t By p e s k i m o

A numerical companion to Alphablock, with pages shaped as numbers, counting from 1 to 100

s e lling points ■ Highly anticipated follow-up: Alphablock has nearly 100,000 copies in print! ■ Critical acclaim: Alphablock was named one of Parents magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Books of 2013 and an ABC Best Book for Children ■ Distinct content: This second title by the same team explores numbers with a guessing game that focuses on transformations ■ High perceived value: 94 sturdy board pages in a small-trim block create an inviting, chunky package ■ Original art style: Renowned British illustration and design team Peskimo brings an edge of originality to the early-concept category ■ Seasonal opportunities: Perfect for back-to-school promotions

Featur es a d o ub gatefo le ld the nu for mb e r 100!

and holiday gift tables, both as a stand-alone or as an A-B-C/1-2-3 pair with Alphablock!

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 94 pages including gatefold, 5¼ × 6¼" Casebound board book RIGHTS: WOrlD ENglISH PuB MONTH: AUgUST

Following on the heels of a successful abecedary, Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each numeral, creating a peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. One acorn becomes . . . one oak tree! From snowmen to puddles and eggs to chicks, quantities are illustrated twice: both before and after their “transformations.” As children interact with the pages, they

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will familiarize themselves not only with the numbers 1–100 and associated quantities, but with each numeral’s physicality—angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. Die-cut numerals include 1–10,

also avail ab le

and 20–100 by tens. Illustrated by hip British design team Peskimo, this fresh take on the 1-2-3s encourages readers to manipulate numbers in a whole new way. Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born and raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Peskimo is a husband-and-wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, England.

Alphablock ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0936-4 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 709364

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play nice, hercules!

Be patient, pandora!

Mini Myths 12-copy counter display 6 copies Be Patient, Pandora! 6 copies Play Nice, Hercules! ISBN 978-1-4197-1470-2 ISBN$83.40 978-1-4197-1470-2 US CAN $95.40

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classic Greek myths reimaGined as modern-day tales for toddlers!

ages 1 to 4 Board Book

s e lling points ■ Bestselling illustrator: Patricelli’s distinctly comical illustrations will appeal to her vast following in

By J oa n h o lu B

i l lu s t r at e d By l e s l i e pat r i C e l l i

the board book world ■ greek mythology is hot:

P L Ay N I C E , H E R C U L E S

Successful mythology-based Hercules is not as interested

series such as Percy Jackson and

in “playing nice” as he is in playing

Goddess Girls have paved the

strong! But when one feat of strength

way for these books

destroys his little sister’s 12-piece

■ Parents dig literary references in

tower, he must use his powers for

books for toddlers: A refreshingly

good to restore the tower and seek

kid-friendly take on classic

her forgiveness. She forgives him

literature, featuring modern-day

indeed, and then shows her own

parables with a summary of the

strength by gleefully knocking

original myth at the end

down the stacked blocks herself!

■ Expert author: Joan Holub has

Joan Holub’s expertly focused text

a strong author track record in

pairs perfectly with Leslie Patricelli’s

both Greek mythology–based

famously humorous illustrations.

books and board books

Includes a summary of the original Hercules’s Twelve Labors myth at the end.

s pecifications bot h books Full-color illustrations 24 pages, 7 × 7" Board book

B E PAT I E N T, PA N d o R A ! When Pandora is warned by her mother not to open a box,

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her spirited curiosity trumps her

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obedience. Pandora harmlessly

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touches the box, innocently leans on the box, and eventually, albeit accidentally, bursts the box open! The cupcakes that were hidden inside are ruined, except for one last vestige, which Pandora presents in the hope that her mother still loves her. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively

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narrative to Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text. Includes a summary of the original Pandora’s Box myth at the end.

Joan Holub is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 130 children’s books, including the popular series Goddess Girls. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. leslie Patricelli has published over 25 books for children, including Yummy Yucky and other titles in the bestselling Bald Baby board book series. She lives in Hailey, Idaho.

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I Am So Brave!

ages 1 to 3 Board Book

■ s e lling points ■ Empowering text: Pays tribute to the “small steps” that a toddler

By s t e p h e n k r e n s k y

i l lu s t r at e d By s a r a g i l l i n g h a m

The empowerment series of board books continues with a celebration of overcoming fears

takes toward independence, with Praise for Stephen

congratulatory text

Krensky and Sara

■ Award-winning illustrations:

gillingham

Gillingham’s joyous, retro-fresh style and four-color spot

★“Lovely, understated

treatment appeal to all ages

verse and artwork with a delightfully

■ Successful series: The first three books have earned strong critical

vintage feel are

acclaim and ongoing sales

in perfect sync.” —Publishers Weekly,

■ Issue book: Perfect for any child

starred review

dealing with a specific fear (of the dark, of separation, etc.), by

“Short and satisfying,

providing positive reinforcement

these ‘empowering

and an effective mantra

celebrations’ of burgeoning independence will encourage small children to see how

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far they’ve already

Full-color illustrations

come.” —Wall

12 pages, 6½ × 9"

Street Journal

Board book “Celebrates

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the increasing

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independence of toddlers and

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their pride of accomplishment.” —Horn Book

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also avail ab le All books US $6.95

CAN $7.95

Now I Am Big! ISBN 978-1-4197-0416-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0416-1 50695 9 781419 704161

I Can Do It Myself! ISBN 978-1-4197-0400-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0400-0 50695

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I Know a Lot! ISBN 978-1-4197-0938-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0938-8 50695

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This fourth book in the empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with courage and success. Whether it’s petting a dog or waving good-bye to a parent, Krensky and Gillingham address the “small wins” of growing just a little bit braver. Young children and their parents will revel in the encouraging text and the vintage screen-print-style illustrations. Stephen Krensky has published more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts. They have two grown sons. Sara gillingham is an award-winning art director, designer, and artist who has published more than 15 books for young children. She lives with her family in British Columbia.

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100 Things That Make Me Happy ■

ages 3 to 6 piCture Book

s e lling points

By a m y s C h wa r t z

■ Award-winning author and

From the beloved Amy Schwartz, an endearing tribute to 100 everyday things to appreciate

illustrator: Amy Schwartz has been creating award-winning children’s books for decades, such as Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner; Bea and Mr. Jones; and The Purple Coat

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■ A new look for Schwartz: The clean white backgrounds, playful typography, and sparse layout showcase the carefully crafted vignettes ■ giftable for all celebrations: From the 100th day of School to graduations and holidays, this has wide appeal all year long ■ Encourages gratitude: Schwartz invites readers to rejoice in the delights of everyday life with tender relevancy

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 8½ × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WOrlD PuB MONTH: OCTOBEr ISBN 978-1-4197-0518-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0518-2 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51595 9 781419 705182

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In the grand tradition of “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschooler’s world—from slippery floors to dinosaurs, from goldfish to a birthday wish. Amy Schwartz weaves a masterful balance between art and text, with each of the 100 items portrayed as its own well-observed and warmly detailed vignette. While the contents provide readers with a frame of reference for the quantity of “100”—a celebratory milestone in preschools and early elementary grades—the oversized pages envelop young children in the wonderful things surrounding them. Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated a number of classic and award-winning picture books. Amy was born and raised in California and now lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first book with Abrams, which, in fact, makes her very happy.

100 Things That Make Me Happy 12-copy floor display ISBN 978-1-4197-1472-6 ISBN$203.40 978-1-4197-1472-6 US CAN $227.40

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MoRE THINGY THINGS TITlES

ages 2 to 4 piCture Book

fRoM THE MAGNIfIcENT

also available All books US $6.95

CAN $7.95

cHRIS RAScHKA!

Buggy Bug

BRAND-NEW!

Theme: Wanting attention. Buggy Bug has something to say. But what could it be? We may

Lamby Lamb ISBN 978-1-4197-1057-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1057-5 50695

never know, in this pitch-perfect portrait of the inconsistencies of toddlerhood. Buggy Bug’s insistence on attention—and then denial of attention—will prompt

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Crabby Crab ISBN 978-1-4197-1056-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1056-8 50695

giggles upon each reading. Chris Raschka writes humor between the lines and paints in subtleties that will tickle readers of all ages.

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Whaley Whale ISBN 978-1-4197-1058-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1058-2 50695

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Cowy Cow ISBN 978-1-4197-1055-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1055-1 50695

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Moosey Moose Theme: Tantruming. Moosey Moose is mad. Moosey Moose is throwing a tantrum! Why? Well, he wants his pants, of course. And not his short pants—his long pants! Toddlers will relate to Moosey Moose’s deceptively random pickiness and delight in his triumphant and surprising resolution. Chris Raschka’s witty, relatable humor lets children in on the joke and leaves everyone laughing! Thingy Things 12-copy counter display 3 copies Buggy Bug 3 copies Moosey Moose 3 copies Clammy Clam 3 copies Doggy Dog ISBN 978-1-4197-1471-9 ISBN$83.40 978-1-4197-1471-9 US CAN $95.40

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ClaMMy ClaM

BRAND-NEW!

ages 2 to 4 piCture Book

s e lling points Theme: Feeling shy. Introducing . . . Clammy Clam! It’s . . . Clammy Clam! And yet, Clammy Clam refuses to say a simple “hello.” In this tribute to the silent type, readers are reminded that kids can be unpredictable, requiring improvisation and compromise. Chris Raschka’s expert balance of visual and textual humor will bring even the shyest of readers out of their shells!

■ Award-winning creator: Raschka won two Caldecott Medals and a Caldecott Honor ■ rare reissue opportunity: Published in 2000 and subsequently out of print, this series has been successfully reissued in light of the embrace of quirky, clever picture books ■ Brand-new books: Two neverbefore-published titles will be released this season ■ Highly collectible: With a total of eight titles, this set of bite-sized, lower-priced picture books invites impulse buys ■ Authentic depictions: Raschka bases each book on his own

Doggy Dog Theme: Labeling and classifying. Doggy Dog is a dog, for sure. But is he a potato? A piece of cheese? This seemingly nonsensical line of questioning is actually an exercise in categoriza-

toddler, making the story lines relatable and familiar to adults as well as preschoolers ■ Promotional opportunities: Moosey Moose is perfect for winter promotions, and Doggy Dog for dog/pet promotions

tion and identification . . . and a funny one, at that! Chris Raschka’s award-winning brushstrokes add just the right amount of emotion and comedy.

s pecifications all books Full-color illustrations 24 pages, 6½ × 6½" Hardcover RIGHTS: WOrlD PuB MONTH: SEPTEmBEr CARTON QTY: 40 US $6.95 CAN $7.95 Buggy Bug ISBN 978-1-4197-1200-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1200-5 50695 9 781419 712005

Moosey Moose ISBN 978-1-4197-1202-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1202-9 50695

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Clammy Clam ISBN 978-1-4197-1201-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1201-2 50695

Chris raschka has published over 60 children’s books, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner A Ball for Daisy. His other books include the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; the Caldecott Honor book Yo! Yes?; and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book Good Sports. He lives in New York City Cit!

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Doggy Dog ISBN 978-1-4197-1203-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1203-6 50695

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ages 1 to 4 Board Book

Peter Loves Penguin ■

s e lling points ■ Bestselling author/illustrator: McPhail is a NYT bestseller

By dav i d m c p h a i l

A cuddly winter-themed board book about the bond between a child and his stuffed animal

■ Successful series: A companion to the popular Ben Loves Bear

Praise for Ben Loves Bear

and Bella Loves Bunny

and Bella Loves Bunny

■ Holiday promotions: Filled with

“Perfect for reading aloud

classic winter activities like

in the last minutes before

building a snowman and drinking

turning out the lights

hot cocoa, this board book will

and saying goodnight.”

be perfect for winter and holiday

—New York Times

promotions

★ “Theirs is a soft, comforting

■ Popular animal: Penguins are

world . . . McPhail’s quiet,

perennially popular characters in

pastel-hued paintings

children’s books

ensure that readers will be

■ Appealing format: Casebound

glad to revisit.” —Publishers

board books are McPhail’s

Weekly, starred review

bestselling format—a real value

★ “Already a gifted artist,

at only $8.95

McPhail proves here that he intrinsically understands

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what the youngest readers

Full-color illustrations

want and need.” —Kirkus

22 pages, 6 × 8"

Reviews, starred review

Board book

“McPhail’s classic watercolor

RIGHTS: WOrlD

style creates a comfortable

PuB MONTH: OCTOBEr

and warm atmosphere that will resonate with youngsters.”

ISBN 978-1-4197-1337-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1337-8 US $8.95 CAN $9.95 50895

—School Library Journal “Stylish and packed with witty touches.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Peter and Penguin wake up to snow on the ground and immediately get bundled up to play outside. After making snowballs and a snowman and enjoying the perfect winter day together, they return inside to warm up and share some cocoa.

Ben Loves Bear ISBN 978-1-4197-0386-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0386-7 US $8.95 CAN $9.95 50895 9 781419 703867

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

In this companion to Ben Loves Bear and Bella Loves Bunny, the youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal, and how this sweet friendship makes each day special. David mcPhail is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of over 100 books for children, including Waddles, Ben Loves Bear, and Bella Loves Bunny. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

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Montessori: Map Work ■

By B o B By g e o r g e a n d J u n e g e o r g e

i l lu s t r at e d By a lys s a n a s s n e r

ages 2 to 5 Board Book

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A uniquely young introduction to world geography joins the Montessori board book series

■ Widespread and loyal following: There are more than 4,000 Montessori schools in the U.S. ■ Broad appeal: Introduces a way

Praise for the montessori series “The combination of phonetics and simple retro illustration makes

of learning that is understandable to all ■ Important subject for eager

for an excellent entree into pre-

parents: This developmentally

literacy.” —Wall Street Journal

appropriate introduction to

“Nicely illustrated, this tall, distinctive board book is a useful resource for parents and teachers.” —Booklist

world geography will appeal to overachieving parents ■ Innovative format: Features textures that reference Montessori classroom materials

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 20 pages, 5 × 10" Board book RIGHTS: WOrlD PuB MONTH: JUly ISBN 978-1-4197-0934-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0934-0 US $9.95 CAN $10.95 50995 9 781419 709340

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also avail ab le All books US $9.95 CAN $10.95 As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning geography, students first develop an understanding that the earth is a round globe, made up of land and water. They then manipulate the shape of each continent before addressing its name and location. Montessori: Map Work introduces readers to the seven continents via textured edges to trace with their fingers, modes of transportation between each one for spatial context, and illustrated native animals for relevant and meaningful associations. Young children will absorb the age-appropriate geography and gain a better sense of their place in the world.

Montessori: Letter Work ISBN 978-1-4197-0411-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0411-6 50995 9 781419 704116

Bobby george and his wife, June george, founded and run Baan Dek— the first Montessori school in South Dakota. They also own and operate Montessorium, a Montessori app company. Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator and hand letterer based out of Minneapolis. She is the illustrator of the Montessori series for Abrams as well as several books for Chronicle and Ivy Press.

Montessori: Number Work ISBN 978-1-4197-0412-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0412-3 50995

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Montessori: Shape Work ISBN 978-1-4197-0935-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0935-7 50995

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ages 1 to 3 Board Book

Classic artwork and unexpected humor will draw the newest readers to Sally!

s e lling points ■ Popular series: The Sally picture book series has more than 300,000 copies in print and continued strong sales. Readers will appreciate these beautiful

By s t e p h e n h u n e C k

Sally in the Forest

additions to the series

After looking at a book on forest animals, Sally is determined to meet some of these

■ Classic art: Huneck’s quintessential woodcut print

wild friends in their natural habitat. She finds a

style will appeal to the youngest

repetitive owl, a smelly skunk, moose tracks,

readers

and a hungry bear . . . whose meal of berries makes Sally realize that it’s time for her dinner,

■ Seasonal opportunities: Sally in the Forest is perfect for fall

too! Illustrated in Huneck’s classic woodcut

promotions, Sally in the Snow is

prints from the picture book Sally Goes to

ideal for winter promotions, and

the Mountains, this simplified text is perfect

both would round out dog/pet

for animal-loving toddlers and autumnal

promotions

positioning.

s pecifications both books Full-color illustrations 20 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: WOrlD CARTON QTY: 44 US $7.95 CAN $8.95

Sally in the Snow

Sally in the Forest Sally visits a dog-friendly ski lodge,

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complete with dog skiing, dog snowboarding, dog sledding, and, of course, dog dinner!

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Adapted from the classic picture book Sally’s

Sally in the Snow

Snow Adventure and illustrated in Huneck’s

PuB MONTH: OCTOBEr ISBN 978-1-4197-1227-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1227-2 50795

pitch-perfect woodcut prints, this simplified text is perfect for snow-loving toddlers and wintertime positioning.

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CAN $8.95

Sally in the Sand ISBN 978-1-4197-1029-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1029-2 50795 9 781419 710292

Sally at the Farm ISBN 978-1-4197-1030-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1030-8 50795

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Stephen Huneck (1948–2010) was the bestselling, award-winning author of seven previous Sally adventures and an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker. His artwork is in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He lived with his wife, Gwen, and their four dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, near Dog Mountain, where his Dog Chapel is located. Huneck’s own dog Sally was the inspiration for these books.

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In My Heart

ages 2 to 4 piCture Book

A BooK oF FEELINGS ■

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

Cleverly die-cut through with hearts, this vibrant picture book celebrates feelings, in all their shapes and sizes

s e lling points ■ Irresistible package: In My Heart’s multicolored die-cut cover will pop off the shelf ■ Acclaimed duo: Witek and Roussey’s Hello in There! garnered rave reviews, including

Praise for Hello in There!

a starred review from Publishers Weekly

★“Roussey’s whimsical, scraggly illustrations are perfectly suited to the girl’s excitement as the big day approaches.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

■ gorgeous art: Whimsical, colorful line drawings give this title a current and gifty feel ■ Sturdy format: Cardstock pages stand up to wear and tear ■ Valentine’s tie-in: The charming heart motif perfectly aligns with seasonal promotions and Valentine’s gifts

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 10 × 10½" Hardcover RIGHTS: WOrlD ENglISH PuB MONTH: JANUAry ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 713101

CARTON QTY: 20

Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright. I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast, I feel as if I could take off into the sky. This is when my heart is happy. Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers

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will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this unique feelings book is gorgeously packaged. Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter who has published several books in France. She lives in Hérault, France. Christine roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There! She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.

Hello in There! ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0371-3 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 703713

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I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes ■

By M a r i ly n S i n g e r

i l lu S t r at e d By ly n n e av r i l

ageS 4 to 8 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ Adventurous heroine: Sadie

Girly girls can be strong and brave, as shown by the heroine of this picture book romp!

loves camping and getting messy just as much as she loves sparkly accessories. She’s an inspiring role model who shows that girls can be both feminine and tough ■ Fashion hook: Little girls will love Sadie’s clothes and accessories, from her cape and tiara to her tutu and patent leather shoes ■ Celebrated author: Singer has received numerous honors, including the Cybils Poetry Award ■ Girl appeal: The bright, humorous illustrations by Lynne Avril will appeal to lovers of Fancy Nancy and other girly fun

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WorLd PuB MoNTH: SepteMBer ISBN 978-1-4197-0336-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0336-2 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 703362

CARToN QTY: 26 See page 88 Art of Selling Books See pages 84–85

Sadie is all set for her family’s rustic camping trip—she’s packed her favorite patent leather shoes, ballerina skirt, and other stylish accessories in her sparkly suitcase—everything a girl needs in order to have an adventure! Especially when she thinks Bigfoot is on the loose. Along with her brother, Sadie searches for clues, crawls through a cave, swims down a river, and climbs a mountain. Will she be able

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to catch the mysterious monster with her lasso of pearls and magic gold wand? Sadie proves that girly girls can get their hands dirty and be brave, too! Lyrical text is complemented by bright and lively illustrations, and Sadie’s fearlessness will leave readers ready to grab their satin capes and head out on their own adventures! Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author who has published over 80 books for children, including Mirror Mirror and the bestselling Tallulah series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Lynne Avril is the illustrator of the bestselling Amelia Bedelia series and Every Cowgirl series. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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I Had a Favorite Dress By Boni Ashburn ISBN 978-1-4197-0016-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0016-3 US $16.95 CAN $19.95 51695 9 781419 700163

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Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-1475-7 ISBN 978-0-8109-8975-7 US $101.70 CAN $113.70 5 1 8 9 5 9

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Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau ■

By A n d r e A B e At y

Ages 4 to 8 Picture Book

i l lu s t r At e d By dAv i d r o B e r t s

From the creators of the New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere, Engineer, a charming picture book about the world’s finest hat maker

s e lling points ■ Bestselling duo: Beaty and Roberts’s latest collaboration, Rosie Revere, Engineer, is a New York Times bestseller ■ Acclaimed art: Roberts’s stylish art holds strong appeal in special

praise for Beaty and roberts’s other works “An irreverent, hilarious, rhyming tale . . . Roberts’s whimsical illustrations, too, are a hoot.” —Creators Syndicate

markets and museums. As a former milliner, he brings a particular passion for hats to this project ■ Fashion history: Famous hats by Phillip Treacy, Stephen Jones, and more appear throughout.

“David Roberts’s watercolor,

Isabella Blow was the inspiration

pen and ink illustrations are

for the main character

stylized exaggeration, which is a nice match to the text.” — Library Media Connection

■ Hats on parade: A wide variety of hats showcases the many jobs in a community and captures the imagination of readers, who can play dress-up alongside Madame Chapeau

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9 × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: World Pub MoNTH: SeptemBer

In a three-story house with a shop down below, lived the world’s finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau. Like the Lady herself, all her hats were refined. Brilliantly singular. One of a kind.

ISBN 978-1-4197-1219-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1219-7 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 712197

CARToN QTY: 26 See page 88

So begins the tale of a lonely hat maker who matches customers to the perfect hat but lacks her own perfect match in life. once a year, on her birthday, Madame Chapeau ventures out in her favorite bonnet to dinner. This time, a crow snatches her hat and flies away. Mon dieu! As she chases the crow

also avail ab le New Yo rk Times bestse ller

through the streets of Paris, a baker, a policeman, a cowboy, and others offer her their own hats to wear. None of them are quite right, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat “knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish.” From the bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer comes this delightful and very stylish story about love, community, and friendship, with some fancy hats thrown in for good measure. Andrea Beaty is the author of many books for children, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies. She lives near Chicago. david roberts, a former milliner, has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London.

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Iggy Peck, Architect ISBN 978-0-8109-1106-2 ISBN 978-0810911062 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 780810 911062

Rosie Revere, Engineer ISBN 978-1-4197-0845-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0845-9 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695

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You and Me ■

By S u S a n v e r d e

ageS 5 and uP Picture Book

i l lu S t r at e d By P e t e r H . r e y n o l d S

This tender ode to friendship, illustrated by the incomparable Peter H. Reynolds, is the perfect gift for the one you love

s e lling points ■ Bestselling illustrator: Reynolds is one of the most popular and recognizable illustrators in the industry today ■ Successful team: Verde and Reynolds’s first book, The Museum, received excellent reviews and strong sales ■ Friendship story: Friendship stories are evergreen, and this sweet story of love and destiny can apply to either friends or romantic partners ■ Crossover appeal: With its smaller, low-price format and theme of love, it’s perfect for Valentine’s promotions ■ Adorable cat characters: Two charming cats give this friendship story universal appeal

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8 × 8" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WorLd PuB MoNTH: jANUAry ISBN 978-1-4197-1197-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1197-8 US $14.95 CAN $16.95 51495 9 781419 711978

CARToN QTY: 48 See page 88

You and Me is a loving tribute to how fate brought two best friends together. An adorable cat muses about the what-ifs in life: What if he had slept late that one special morning? What if he’d missed his train on that fateful day? Then he might never have met his favorite person in the world, and his entire life would be different! Two friends delight in the incredible power of serendipity in this charming tale. Illustrated by the

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bestselling Peter H. Reynolds, You and Me is the ultimate gift for the closest of friends on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, which Kirkus described as “a sweet-natured and handsome celebration.” She teaches yoga to children and lives in East Hampton, New York. peter H. reynolds is the illustrator behind the mega-selling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other bestselling and award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Boston.

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The Museum ISBN 978-1-4197-0594-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0594-6 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 705946

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ageS 4 to 8 Picture Book

Lucky ■

s e lling points ■ Critical darling: Mackintosh’s books consistently garner rave reviews

By dav i d M ac k i n to S H

This uproarious, stylish, perceptive picture book by the creator of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School follows a rumor run amok

■ Striking design: Mackintosh, known for his innovative art, praise for The Frank Show

delivers his most beautiful book yet

★ “The willful personalities . . . make it stand out.”

■ Sweet sibling story: The story realistically portrays the

—Publishers Weekly,

annoyances, and benefits, of

starred review

having a brother

★ “Humorous and

■ Hawaii featured: Hawaii as an

heartwarming.” —Shelf

exotic and appealing vacation

Awareness, starred review

destination will pique regional

“Packed with prickly

interest

humor.” —New York Times “Exuberant and colorful.” —Wall Street Journal

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8⅝ × 11⅛" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: US oNLy PuB MoNTH: oCtoBer ISBN 978-1-4197-0809-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0809-1 US $17.95 51695 9 781419 708091

CARToN QTY: 16 See page 88

also avail ab le All Books US $16.95 From the creator of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School comes a visually stunning, hilarious picture book that explores children’s tendency to jump to the conclusions they want. When Leo’s mom announces that there will be a surprise at dinner, she unknowingly sets in motion

Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School ISBN 978-1-4197-0036-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0036-1 51695

a riotous chain of events. What could the surprise be?! Leo and his brother are desperate to find out. Could it be a bike? A pool? A new car? Their imaginations run wild until they latch, with utter conviction, onto what surely must be the answer: an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip to Hawaii! Perhaps not surprisingly, the brothers are soon proven wrong. But the ingenious way their family decides to cheer

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The Frank Show ISBN 978-1-4197-0393-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0393-5 51695

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Standing In for Lincoln Green ISBN 978-1-4197-0787-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0787-2 51695

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them up poignantly reminds us that, sometimes, embracing what you already have is enough to make you feel “lucky.” david Mackintosh is the author of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School, The Frank Show, and Standing In for Lincoln Green. He is a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator. His innovative book designs have won numerous awards in Britain and internationally. He lives in London. Visit him online at davidmackintosh.co.uk.

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I’m Going to Catch My Tail! ■

ageS 3 to 7 Picture Book

By J i M B o M at i S o n

A feisty kitty takes readers on a wild chase in this riotous picture book!

s e lling points ■ Highly visual storytelling: Energetic, graphic illustrations are coupled with minimal text and will engage even the youngest readers ■ Great value: At $14.95, this paper-over-board hardcover is a great impulse purchase ■ Kid-friendly humor: Readers will delight as Kitty chases his tail all through the house, creating a mess in his wake ■ Lovable character: Cats are a favorite animal with readers, and the spirited “cat humor” will appeal to cat lovers

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 9 × 9" Hardcover RIGHTS: WorLd PuB MoNTH: oCtoBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1382-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1382-8 US $14.95 CAN $16.95 51495 9 781419 713828

CARToN QTY: 30 See page 88

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A rambunctious kitty wakes up with a mission: he is going to finally catch his tail! Through mountains of toilet paper, under the covers, into the laundry basket (with a quick stop at the litter box), and beyond, the tireless kitty continues his never-ending chase until the unexpected motive for his mission is revealed. Debut author and illustrator Jimbo Matison uses his bright, lively illustrations and minimal text to tell a raucous story full of classic “cat humor” and high jinks that will leave young readers (and cat lovers of

My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World By Giles Bachelet ISBN 978-0-8109-4913-3 ISBN 978-0810949133 US $17.95 CAN $19.95 51795

all ages) laughing out loud. 9 780810 949133

jimbo Matison writes and produces for television and creates animation. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first book.

When the Silliest Cat Was Small By Giles Bachelet ISBN 978-0-8109-9415-7 ISBN 978-0-8109-9415-7 US $16.95 CAN $19.95 51695 US $16.95 CAN $19.95

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Stock up on Graeme Base’s bestselling and award-winning books! New Yo rk Times bestse ller

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The Discovery of Dragons ISBN 978-0-8109-5967-5 ISBN 978-0810959675 US $19.95 CAN $23.95 51995 9 780810 959675

The Sign of the Seahorse ISBN 978-0-8109-3825-0 ISBN 978-0-8109-3825-0 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 9 9 5

The Jewel Fish of Karnak ISBN 978-1-4197-0086-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0086-6 US $19.95 CAN $22.95 51995

Animalia ISBN 978-0-8109-1868-9 ISBN 978-0-8109-1868-9 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995

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Jungle Drums ISBN 978-0-8109-5044-3 ISBN 978-0-8109-5044-3 US $18.95 CAN $21.95 51895

The Water Hole ISBN 978-0-8109-4568-5 ISBN 978-0-8109-4568-5 US $19.95 CAN $22.95 51995

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The Eleventh Hour ISBN 978-0-8109-0851-2 ISBN 978-0-8109-0851-2 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 9 9 5 9

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Enigma ISBN 978-0-8109-7245-2 ISBN 978-0-8109-7245-2 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 9 9 5 9

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The Legend of the Golden Snail ISBN 978-0-8109-8965-8 ISBN 978-0-8109-8965-8 US $19.95 CAN $24.95 5 1 9 9 5 9

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Uno’s Garden ISBN 978-0-8109-5473-1 ISBN 978-0-8109-5473-1 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 9 9 5 9

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Little Elephants ISBN 978-1-4197-0463-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0463-5 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 704635

Accolades and praise for the work of Graeme Base New York Times bestseller San Francisco Chronicle bestseller Washington Post bestseller

“The fun of poring over the pictures for hidden messages . . . is, happily, matched by the enjoyment derived from the text—witty, ingenious.” —Publishers Weekly “Illustrations showcase the kind of intricate detail for which

Child Magazine Best Book

Base is so well known . . . There’s much to enjoy here,

“So extraordinary, so extravagantly illustrated . . . so

and much to propel readers to seek out every last drop.”

thoroughly delightful.” —San Francisco Chronicle

—Publishers Weekly “Stylish and packed with witty touches.” —Kirkus Reviews

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The Last King of Angkor Wat ■

Ages 4 to 8 Picture Book

By g r A e m e B A s e

A lush new tale of the jungle from internationally acclaimed, bestselling author Graeme base!

s e lling points ■ Bestselling author/illustrator: Graeme Base is a household name and one of the world’s leading picture book creators ■ Stellar sales track: Base’s books regularly hit the New York Times bestseller list and have sold millions of copies worldwide ■ Gentle message: Typical of Base’s stories, this book presents a message about valuing different strengths and learning from our mistakes ■ Search-and-find element: In his signature style, Base includes a hidden object on each spread for readers to find

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 36 pages, 10½ × 11½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NortH AmerIcA Pub MoNTH: SeptemBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1354-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1354-5 US $17.95 CAN $19.95 51795 9 781419 713545

CARToN QTY: 20

Among the ruins of Angkor Wat, Tiger, Monkey, Water buffalo, and Gecko argue over who would make the greatest king. An ancient elephant suggests a race to the top of the hill to prove each creature’s speed, strength, and cunning. but along the way, their strengths and weaknesses are revealed. Will any of them be good enough to be king? Graeme base’s luscious illustrations of the Cambodian temple complex Angkor Wat—one of the most beautiful ruins in existence and known to people all over the world—are combined with a searchand-find feature in this exciting new tale! A brief history of the temple is included. Graeme Base received international acclaim for his runaway bestseller Animalia, which has sold more than two million copies. Among his many other beloved and bestselling books are Enigma, The Eleventh Hour, The Water Hole, and The Legend of the Golden Snail. He lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

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the World of

ageS 3 to 8 Picture Book

s pecifications both books Full-color illustrations

Hello Kitty, Hello Halloween! ■

24 pages, 8 × 8"

By S a n r i o ®

Celebrate Halloween with Hello Kitty and friends in this updated picture book

paperback RIGHTS: US & CANAdA CARToN QTY: 100 US $6.95 CAN $7.95

Include s bonus puncho charac ut ters

Hello Kitty, Hello Halloween! PuB MoNTH: AUGUSt ISBN 978-1-4197-1375-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1375-0 50699 9 781419 713750

Merry Christmas, Hello Kitty!

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween and Hello Kitty and her friends are ready for a night of

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treats, fun, and adventure. There are so many things to be for Halloween, such as a baker,

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fortune-teller, firefighter, or astronaut. Hello

See page 88

Kitty needs a costume. Her friends have many ideas, but what should Hello Kitty be?

Merry Christmas, Hello Kitty! ■

By S a n r i o ®

Share the fun of the holiday season with Hello Kitty in this updated favorite!

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Include st ornam wo ents ready f or the tre e! From singing carols to baking cookies

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Hello Kitty, Hello Winter! ISBN 978-1-4197-0797-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0797-1 50795

and decorating the tree, Hello Kitty loves to welcome the Christmas season each year. The holiday is a special time to share with her friends and family. Now you can share in the fun, too, with this wonderful holiday story of friendship and love!

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has something for everyone

ageS 3 to 8 Picture Book

Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty ■

s e lling points ■ Beloved character: Hello Kitty is one of the most unique

By S a n r i o ®

and identifiable brands of our

Celebrate Hello Kitty’s birthday with all of her friends and family in this updated picture book

time. She has fans of all ages around the world, including celebrities, artists, and designers. This evergreen property is consistently ranked as a favorite character among girls 6 to 11 ■ Bestselling series: More than one million Hello Kitty books are in print ■ Ideal gift: These books make great gifts for the holidays and birthdays ■ Bonus material: The punch-out pieces in Merry Christmas and Hello Halloween and the stickers in Happy Birthday offer interactive fun and added value

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It’s Hello Kitty’s birthday and she’s inviting all her friends over for a party to celebrate. Mama is making a cake, Mimmy is setting up the games, and Papa is getting the balloons. Be there with Hello Kitty as she plans her party, opens presents, spends time with friends, blows out her candles, and makes a wish in this special birthday story. Includes a bonus die-cut “Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty” game for added value and interactive fun.

Hello Kitty: Easter Bonnet Surprise ISBN 978-1-4197-0910-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0910-4 US $6.99 CAN $7.95 50699 9 781419 709104

Sanrio®, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the philosophy that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. For over 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of

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daniel Kirk’s bestselling Library Mouse series also available

Library Mouse ISBN 978-0-8109-9346-4 ISBN 978-0-8109-9346-4 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 780810 993464

Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale ISBN 978-0-8109-8927-6 ISBN 978-0-8109-8927-6 US $15.95 CAN $20.95 51695 9 780810 989276

Library Mouse: A World To Explore ISBN 978-0-8109-8968-9 ISBN 978-0-8109-8968-9 US $16.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 6 9 5 9

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Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure ISBN 978-1-4197-0173-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0173-3 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 701733

Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home ISBN 978-1-4197-0544-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0544-1 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695

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You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You ■

By da n i e l k i r k

ageS 4 to 8 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ Bestselling author/illustrator:

A humorous new picture book about friendship and sharing from bestselling author/illustrator Daniel Kirk

Kirk is the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator of Abrams’ Library Mouse series, which has sold over 200,000 copies! ■ perfect for younger readers: Featuring sparse text and animal characters in a bold new graphic style for Kirk, this will appeal to the youngest readers ■ Valuable message: The story centers around a sock monkey who discovers that in order to have friends, he has to be a good friend in return ■ Important parenting topic: Kirk observes, “More than once I heard one of my kids tell another child—with great conviction—that they were not their friend anymore. Only to later see them happily playing together. This is an issue all parents deal with, and all kids will relate to.”

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WorLd PuB MoNTH: SepteMBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1236-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1236-4 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 712364

CARToN QTY: 30 See page 88

When two friends—a sock monkey and a plush toy dog—get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims, “You are not my friend!” But when he takes his ball to find someone new to play with, he quickly learns that maybe he hasn’t been a very good friend, either. Bestselling author/illustrator Daniel Kirk uses bold and humorous illustrations to convey the important message that sharing and other acts of friendship are two-way streets. daniel Kirk has written and illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, including Library Mouse, which Booklist heralded in a starred review as “fun, fun, fun.” He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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ageS 4 to 6 Picture Book

Tumbleweed Baby ■

By a n n a M y e r S

i l lu S t r at e d By c H a r l e S v e S S

A warm picture book about a wild new member of a large Dust Bowl family

s e lling points ■ recognizable illustrator: Vess has many fans in both the picture book and graphic novel worlds ■ Unique setting: The Dust Bowl is brought to life with historical details and a strong sense of magical realism ■ New sibling issue: Kids dealing with a new baby in the family might appreciate that not all the characters are thrilled with the arrival of the Tumbleweed Baby ■ Adoption angle: Can be interpreted as an adoption story, filling a need for more books about nontraditional families

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WorLd PuB MoNTH: oCtoBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1232-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1232-6 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 712326

CARToN QTY: 20 See page 88

A large, loving family in the 1930s Dust Bowl finds a “tumbleweed baby”—a wild baby—in the plains near their cozy farm home. The baby’s new siblings discover the ways she fits and doesn’t fit into the family, ultimately deciding that her wildness makes her one of them. The rhythm and voice of the text make this feel like a classic tall tale, and it pairs perfectly with the dreamy, warm art from master illustrator Charles Vess. Anna Myers is the author of many middle-grade historical novels, including The Keeping Room, Assassin, and Tulsa Burning. She lives in oklahoma. Charles Vess is the illustrator of many picture books and graphic novels, including Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman and The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint. He lives in Virginia.

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Beautiful Moon A C H I L d ’ S P R Ay E R ■

By to n yA B o l d e n

i l lu s t r At e d By e r i c v e l A s q u e z

A stunning picture book celebrating prayer and kindness by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team

Ages 4 to 8 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ Acclaimed author and illustrator: Bolden has won numerous awards and written several successful, critically acclaimed books for Abrams. Velasquez won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award and the Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration ■ powerful message: Celebrates the act of praying and showing kindness toward others without subscribing to a particular faith. Non-denominational titles such as The Golden Rule have shown strong sales ■ celebrates diversity: The protagonist is multiracial, and the people on the street, the train, and in other locales are ethnically diverse

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 9 × 12" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: World eNGlISH Pub MoNTH: NoVemBer ISBN 978-1-4197-0792-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0792-6 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 707926

CARToN QTY: 24 See page 88 Art of Selling Books See pages 84–85

A young boy wakes. He has forgotten to say his prayers. outside his window, a beautiful harvest moon illuminates the city around him and its many inhabitants. As the moon slowly makes its way

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across the heavens, the boy offers a simple prayer for the homeless, the hungry, and others. Critically acclaimed author Tonya bolden teams up with award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez to create a richly painted and emotionally complex book that celebrates prayer and kindness while recognizing the diversity of the world around us. tonya Bolden has written a number of books for children and adults. Her work has garnered many accolades, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award, James Madison book Award, School Library Journal best book of the Year, YALSA best book of the Year, and CCbC best book of

The Golden Rule By Ilene cooper ISBN 978-0-8109-0960-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0792-6 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 707926

the Year. She lives in New York City. eric Velasquez is the illustrator of numerous books for children. He received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award and won the Pura belpré Honor for Illustration. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.

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ageS 4 to 7 Picture Book

Here Is the World A Y E A R O F J E W I S H H O L I DAYS

s e lling points

■ Fun activities included: The book

A celebrated author brings the joy and reverence of the Jewish holidays to young children in a lyrical picture book

includes a full description of each holiday along with a craft

By l e S l é a n e w M a n

i l lu S t r at e d By S u S a n g a l

or recipe for each that young readers can make with adult supervision ■ Kid-friendly approach: Featuring bright illustrations and a direct text, this is a great introduction to the holidays as well as the cycle of the year for very young readers ■ Holiday tie-in opportunities: Publication to coincide with High Holiday celebrations in 2014 (Rosh Hashanah begins 9/24 and Yom Kippur begins 10/3)

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 48 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WorLd PuB MoNTH: SepteMBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1185-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1185-5 US $18.95 CAN $21.95 51895 9 781419 711855

CARToN QTY: 18 See page 88 Art of Selling Books See pages 84–85

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Here is the world, ever changing and new, Spinning with joy at the wonder of you! Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children. Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons. From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life. In addition to the narrative text, there is a description of each holiday in the back matter along with

Jewish Holidays All Year Round By Ilene Cooper ISBN 978-0-8109-0550-4 ISBN 978-0-8109-0550-4 US $21.95 CAN $25.95 5 2 1 9 5 9

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A Sweet Passover ISBN 978-0-8109-9737-0 ISBN 978-0-8109-9737-0 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 780810 997370

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an easy craft or recipe. Lesléa Newman is the author of more than 50 books for adults and children, including Abrams’ The Eight Nights of Chanukah and A Sweet Passover, which were PJ Library selections. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Susan Gal’s children’s books have received starred reviews and other accolades, including a Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Books and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Michael Shiner’s Capital days

Ages 10 to 14

T H E M A N , H I S J o U R N A L , A N d T H E G R o W T H o F o U R N AT I o N ’ S C A P I TA L

Book

nonfiction Picture

By to n yA B o l d e n

s e lling points

A fascinating book about Washington, D.C., told through the journal of a former slave

■ primary source material: For the first time, Shiner’s life and excerpts from his journal are made available to readers of all ages. Housed in the Library of Congress, the journal was previously available only online,

Awards and praise

in an academic format, until now

for tonya Bolden

■ Black History month: Release

Emancipation Proclamation

cove not fi r nal

of the book is timed for Black orbis Pictus

History Month promotions

Recommended book

■ perfect for classrooms: Primary

ALSC/ALA Notable

source documents and archival

Children’s book

images make this narrative

NCSS-CbC Notable

nonfiction book ideal for use with

Social Studies Trade

the Common Core standards.

book for Young People

Readers learn about the capital, its citizens, and American history

Searching for Sarah Rector

from a unique point of view

★ Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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★ School Library Journal,

Archival images throughout

starred review

56 pages, 10 × 10"

Maritcha

Hardcover with jacket

Coretta Scott King

RIGHTS: World

Honor Award

Pub MoNTH: JANUAry

School Library Journal best book of the Year

ISBN 978-1-4197-0733-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0733-9 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995

YALSA best book of the Year

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Michael Shiner’s Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804–1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the raising of the Washington Monument, and on through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and numerous other “capital days,” this book offers readers fresh insights and background on how our nation’s capital came to be. The book includes

Maritcha ISBN 978-0-8109-5045-0 ISBN 978-0-8109-5045-0 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 9 9 5

excerpts from Shiner’s diary, other primary sources, archival images, and a timeline. Much as she did in Maritcha and Searching for Sarah Rector, award-winning author Tonya bolden expertly examines the intricacies of American history through the lens of one relatable person’s life. tonya Bolden’s work has garnered many accolades, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award, James Madison book Award, School Library Journal best book of the Year, YALSA best book of the Year, and CCbC best book of the Year. She lives in New York City.

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Searching for Sarah Rector ISBN 978-1-4197-0846-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0846-6 US $21.95 CAN $24.95 52195 9 781419 708466

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Ages 8 to 12 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ celebrated author/illustrator: Nelson is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which, Buffalo Bird Girl, received

digging a Hole to Heaven C oA L M I N E R B oyS ■

By s . d. n e l s o n

As in his bestselling Black Elk’s Vision, Nelson mixes archival images and original art, in a vivid portrait of child laborers

two starred reviews and was described by Kirkus as a Accolades for the

“beautiful tribute”

work of S. d. Nelson

■ perfect for classrooms: Archival images, a timeline, and glossary

Western Writers

make this narrative historical

of America Spur

fiction ideal for use with the

Storyteller Award

Common Core standards. It

Chicago Public Library

provides a unique perspective

best of the best

in discussions of the American Industrial Revolution and

oppenheim Toy

child labor

Portfolio Gold Seal Award

■ timely topic: Provides insight on worker benefits and the role of

praise for

unions, which have recently been

Buffalo Bird Girl

in the news

★ “Extraordinary illustration . . . All the artwork both supports

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and adds to the text.”

Full-color illustrations

—Kirkus Reviews,

64 pages, 10 × 10"

starred review

Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: World

★ “A lovely and

Pub MoNTH: SeptemBer

graceful introduction to a way of life that persists despite

ISBN 978-1-4197-0730-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0730-8 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995

cultural obstacles and the march of

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time.” —School Library

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Journal, starred review

See page 88

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At 12 years old, Conall has already worked in the coal mines of West Virginia for two years. He spends his days deep underground with his faithful mule, Angel, carting loads of coal back and forth between the coal seams and the main shaft, where elevators take the coal up to the surface. one day a tunnel collapses, and his brother is trapped with others on the wrong side! How can Conall and Angel help to save them? Mixing archival images with his original artwork, in this historical fiction picture book acclaimed

Black Elk’s Vision ISBN 978-0-8109-8399-1 ISBN 978-0-8109-8399-1 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 9 9 5 9

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Buffalo Bird Girl ISBN 978-1-4197-0355-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0355-3 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995

author and illustrator S. D. Nelson gives voice to the poverty, grueling labor, and dangerous conditions experienced by child laborers across our nation in the past, echoing conditions today, especially for migrant fieldworkers. S. d. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Shooting at the Stars THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE oF 1914 ■

By J o h n h e n d r i x

A stunning historical fiction picture book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the Christmas Truce

Ages 8 to 12 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ Anniversary tie-in: 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce (december) and the beginning of World War I (July) ■ celebrated author/illustrator: Hendrix has written and illustrated numerous books, including Abrams’ John Brown and Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss, which Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, described as a “showstopper” ■ Fresh perspective on history: This little-known story is given new life through the words of a young soldier, making the book perfect for use in classrooms and for alignment with Common Core standards

s pecifications Full-color illustrations, 1 archival photograph 40 pages, 11 × 9¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: World Pub MoNTH: octoBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1175-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1175-6 US $18.95 CAN $21.95 51895 9 781419 711756

CARToN QTY: 24 See page 88

Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young british soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes

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how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, and even lit Christmas trees. but as the holiday came to a close, they returned to their separate trenches to await orders for the war to begin again. John Hendrix wonderfully brings this story to life, interweaving fact and fiction along with his detailed illustrations and hand-lettered text. His story celebrates the humanity and kindness that can persist even during the darkest periods of our history. back matter includes a glossary, additional information about World War I and the Christmas Truce and its aftermath, and an archival photograph taken during the Truce. John Hendrix’s books include John Brown: His Fight for Freedom, a Publishers Weekly best book and New York Public Library Top 100 book, and Nurse, Soldier, Spy, by Marissa Moss, which received a Eureka! Children’s book Award and Booklist Editor’s Choice Award. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy By marissa moss ISBN 978-0-8109-9735-6 ISBN 978-0810997356 US $18.95 CAN $21.95 51895 9 780810 997356

John Brown ISBN 978-0-8109-3798-7 ISBN 978-0810937987 US $18.95 CAN $24.95 51895

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Ages 4 to 8 Picture Book

Full Speed Ahead! H o W FA S T T H I N G S G o

s e lling points ■ Bold graphic design: Bright spotcolor printing and eye-catching design distinguish Full Speed Ahead! from other nonfiction

By c r u s c h i f o r m

Through the comparison of the speeds of vehicles, animals, and more, this elegantly designed book offers surprising revelations and striking visuals

titles ■ Scientific content: Readers will learn the speeds of dozens of objects and be able to compare those speeds in fascinating “match” races ■ Appendix included: Extensive back matter offers readers detailed information on each featured object ■ Boy appeal: Cars, trains—any and all things to do with transportation capture the imagination of children, particularly boys

s pecifications Three-color illustrations 64 pages, 913/16 × 12" Hardcover RIGHTS: World eNGlISH Pub MoNTH: NoVemBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1338-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1338-5 US $18.95 CAN $21.95 51895 9 781419 713385

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Did you know that a tornado travels faster than a race car? or that a human and spider travel at the same speed? Full Speed Ahead! is the first picture book to directly compare the speeds of animals, modes of transport, and forces of nature in a clear and visually striking album format. objects are grouped from slowest to fastest, with objects of the same speed on one spread, creating fascinating “match” races. And with a sleek, graphic design and vibrant spot-color printing, Full Speed Ahead! is as gorgeous to look at as it is informative to read. on your mark, get set, go!

Rapido’s Next Stop By Jean-Luc Fromental ISBN 978-1-4197-0195-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0195-5 US $17.95 CAN $19.95 51795 9 781419 701955

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cruschiform is a French creative studio based in Paris, founded by Marie-Laure Cruschi in 2007. Cruschiform collaborates with cultural revues, fashion magazines, children’s book publishers, music bands, and luxury brands, including Le Monde, Gallimard Jeunesse, Dior, Hermès, Johnnie Walker, and Veuve Clicquot.

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You Call That Art?!

ageS 8 and uP novelty

L E A R N A B O U T M O D E R N S C U L P T U R E A N D M A K E YO U R O W N ■

By dav i d a . c a r t e r a n d Ja M e S d i a z

s e lling points

A bestselling team joins forces again in this unique book about the history of modern sculpture

■ Interactive format: Features diecut pieces that readers punch out to create their own works of art! ■ Celebrated creators: Carter and Diaz have won numerous awards for their paper engineering ■ Crossover appeal: Both children and adults will love learning about modern sculpture and creating their own modern masterpieces ■ Strong market potential: This book is perfect for museum, design, and toy stores

s pecifications Full-color photographs 48 pages, 10 × 10" Hardcover with novelty

F e at ur es m o re t han 1 0 0 die - cut pieces t hat re ader s c an u se to cr e a t e t h eir ow n 3 d ar t !

RIGHTS: WorLd eNGLISH PuB MoNTH: oCtoBer ISBN 978-1-4197-1307-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1307-1 US $24.95 CAN $27.95 52495 9 781419 713071

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also avail ab le You Call That Art?! first provides an overview of sculpture from prehistory until the late 19th century, then gives readers a look at ten 20th-century artists who helped define modern sculpture. Included in the book are Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, Naum Gabo, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Nevelson, and Lygia Clark. Carter and Diaz then invite

Babar’s Museum of Art By Laurent de Brunhoff ISBN 978-0-8109-4597-5 ISBN 978-0-8109-4597-5 US $17.95 CAN $19.95 5 1 7 9 5

readers to create their very own modern masterpieces. The book includes die-cut pieces that can be assembled (and reassembled) in any way the reader chooses. Ideas are provided for how to arrange the pieces, but the reader can also create his or her own original works of art. david A. Carter is best known for his pop-up books for both children and adults. His Bugs series has sold over six million copies. He lives in Auburn, California. james diaz has created hundreds of pop-ups and won numerous awards for his paper engineering, including the Gold ThreeDimensional Illustration Award. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Meet Me at the Art Museum By david Goldin ISBN 978-1-4197-0187-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0187-0 US $18.95 CAN $21.95 51895 9 781419 701870

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Young Charlotte, Filmmaker ■

ages 3 to 7 JuVenile

By F r a n k V i Va

CharlotteCover.pdf

Cinephiles, wannabe directors, and creative souls will love Young Charlotte, Filmmaker, a whimsical tale of a girl with a vision 1

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s e lling points ■ Sequel to successful story: Young Frank, Architect, named one of the best children’s books of 2013 by the Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Designers & Books, and Communication Arts, now has a captivating companion book ■ Strong female protagonist: Presents a creative and inspiring female counterpart to Young Frank ■ Playful exploration of MoMA: Explores the museum’s kidfriendly film collection and the glamorous movie premieres that take place at the museum ■ Includes beloved filmmaker: Pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki, who created the hits My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away and who retired in 2013

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Friday is Charlotte’s very favorite day. Her father almost always takes her to The Golden Theatre. It smells funny and the floors are sticky but the movies are good. Most of them are black and white. Charlotte loves black.

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Young Charlotte is an aspiring filmmaker who loves old musicals, Hayao Miyazaki films, and all-black clothing. With her camera phone at the ready wherever she goes, Charlotte finds inspiration for movies everywhere. When her famous writer father sends off one of her films to a critic, it gets a rave review,

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and The Museum of Modern Art offers to premiere it at a big gala event. It’s a dream come true—even though Charlotte’s mom makes her dress up. A follow-up to the popular Young Frank, Architect, Young Charlotte, Filmmaker will get standing ovations from young readers. Frank Viva has published two award-winning, bestselling children’s books and has illustrated ten New Yorker covers in the past two years. He is the founder of the branding and design agency Viva & Co. and cofounder of Whigby, a stationery company. He lives in Toronto.

Young Frank, Architect ISBN 978-0-87070-893-0 ISBN 978-0-87070-893-0 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 780870 708930

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ages 4 to 8 PiCture Book

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Matisse’s Garden ■

t e x t By s a m a n t h a F r i e d m a n

i l lu s t r at i o n s By C r i s t i n a a m o d e o,

w i t h a r t w o r k B y h e n r i m at i s s e

■ Unique content: The only children’s book on Matisse’s paper cut-outs authorized by MoMA ■ Accessible to children: Matisse’s

A vividly illustrated storybook about the artist Henri Matisse and how he began making his colorful paper cut-outs

simple yet vibrant works created solely with paper and scissors will intrigue youngsters, who will want to make art of their own ■ Accompanies exciting exhibition: Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, the most comprehensive Matisse cutouts exhibition ever seen, will be on display at Tate Modern, London, in April 2014 and at MoMA, New York, in October 2014 ■ Art interaction: Gatefolds will engage children as they flip the pages

s pecifications Full-color illustrations, featuring cut-outs by Matisse 48 pages, 9 × 11¾" Hardcover RIGHTS: NortH AMerIcA PUB MONTH: octoBer ISBN 978-0-87070-910-4 ISBN 978-0-87070-910-4 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995 9 780870 709104

One day, the French artist Henri Matisse cut a small bird out of a piece of paper. It looked lonely all by itself, so he cut out more shapes to join it. Before he knew it, Matisse had transformed his walls into larger-than-life gardens, filled with brightly colored plants, animals, and shapes of all sizes! Featuring cut-paper illustrations and interactive foldout pages, Matisse’s Garden is the inspiring story of how the artist’s never-ending curiosity helped turn a small experiment into a radical new form of art. Samantha Friedman is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is a contributing author of many books on art. cristina Amodeo is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Milan, Italy. Henri Matisse (1869–1954), one of modern art’s most important figures, was a painter, draftsman, sculptor, and printmaker who began creating paper cut-outs in the 1940s.

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10 times 10 ■

ages 2 to 4 PiCture Book

By h e r V é t u l l e t

Bestselling author Hervé Tullet presents 10 incredibly inventive ways to count to 10

s e lling points ■ count on it: A fun and different kind of counting book ■ Hervé tullet charm: Features his buoyant, irreverent humor ■ Bestselling author: Creator of Press Here, The Coloring Book, The Scribble Book, and The Book with a Hole

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 128 pages, 7½ × 7½" Hardcover RIGHTS: NortH AMerIcA PUB MONTH: SePteMBer ISBN 978-1-84976-247-2 ISBN 978-1-84976-247-2 US $15.95 CAN $17.95 51595 9 781849 762472

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The Five Senses ISBN 978-1-85437-581-0 ISBN 978-1-85437-581-0 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995 9 781854 375810

Imagine ISBN 978-1-85437-656-5 ISBN 978-1-85437-656-5 US $14.95 CAN $20.95 51495

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The Scribble Book ISBN 978-1-85437-774-6 ISBN 978-1854377746 US $14.95 CAN $17.95 51495

How many ways can you count to 10? With numbers, fingers, paints? How about with racing cars or with a fairy tale? In fact, you can do it almost any way you like! Hervé Tullet, who has established an international reputation for creating dynamic books for young children, brings us this smart and silly counting book that will teach and entertain in equal measure. Counting has never been so much fun! Hervé tullet is one of the best-known children’s authors and illustrators working today. His previous books include The Scribble Book, The Coloring Book, The Book with a Hole, and the New York Times bestseller Press Here. He lives in France.

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The Coloring Book ISBN 978-1-85437-849-1 ISBN 978-1854378491 US $18.95 CAN $20.95 51895

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The Book with a Hole ISBN 978-1-85437-946-7 ISBN 978-1854379467 US $14.50 CAN $17.95 51450

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ages 5 and UP PictURe BOOk

The Butterfly House ■

By s a R a h s m i t h

A charming family tale with just a little magic!

s e lling points ■ exciting debut: Presenting a

Jack, Lizzy, and their naughty cat, Cat, are off

brand-new, young illustrator

to spend the afternoon with their grandmother.

■ Richly textured: Gorgeous

But Georgina Fiona-May Orbis is no ordinary

color-saturated illustrations, full

grandmother—she knows how to turn into a

of pattern and detail

butterfly! With its lush spreads and sweet story,

■ magical elements: A heart-

The Butterfly House will capture the imaginations

warming fairy tale

of young and old alike Sarah Smith is an illustrator based

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in Bristol, England. This is her first book.

Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8⅞ × 11¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORtH AmeRIcA PUB MONTH: SeptemBeR ISBN 978-1-84976-205-2 ISBN 978-1-84976-205-2 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995 9 781849 762052

ages 5 and UP PictURe BOOk

The Messy Monster Book ■

s e lling points ■ British import: Features characters from UK kids’ magazine Okido, available in select U.S. stores ■ Interact and explore: Includes instructions for craft projects ■ Highly inventive: A very fun and unique kind of story

By R ac h e l O R ta s

A colorful tale—complete with activities— starring the clever Messy Monster Join Messy Monster, the quirky monster from the children’s magazine Okido, as he attempts to save the world from nightmares. Mixing makeand-do with storytelling and a bit of philosophy, Messy Monster proves learning never has to be dull! Rachel Ortas is an illustrator,

s pecifications Full-color illustrations

graphic artist, and artist in residence at Central St. Martins, London. She

96 pages, 8¼ × 9"

is also one of the creators and

Hardcover

founders of Okido, a children’s art

RIGHTS: NORtH AmeRIcA PUB MONTH: SeptemBeR

and science magazine that blends education with fun.

ISBN 978-1-84976-105-5 ISBN 978-1-84976-105-5 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995 9 781849 761055

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Under the Ocean ■

ages 4 and uP PiCture Book

By a n o u C k B o i s r o B e r t a n d lo u i s r i g au d

A spectacular pop-up book that peeks under the waves of the ocean

s e lling points ■ Dynamic duo: From the creators of the celebrated Popville and In the Forest ■ Pop-ups pack a punch: Aweinspiring, cutting-edge paper art ■ For amateur oceanographers: Delves deep into the splendors of the ocean

s pecifications Full-color pop-up illustrations 10 pages, 6⅛ × 11⅝" Hardcover RIGHTS: NortH AMerIcA PUB MONTH: octoBer

ISBN 978-1-84976-159-8 ISBN 978-1-84976-159-8 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995 9 781849 761598

also aVail aB le Climb aboard the sailboat Oceano and get ready to depart on an expedition around the world! The scenery changes as we sail from busy port to icy Arctic, over stormy seas, and toward an idyllic sunset. This book’s gorgeous palette and lyrical prose make an appealing package, though it’s what lies under the ocean that will surprise and thrill the most. Anouck Boisrobert is an illustrator and graphic designer, and Louis rigaud works across multimedia as well as illustration. Their first book, Popville, won the Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year in 2011.

All Around the World ISBN 978-1-85437-976-4 ISBN 978-1-85437-976-4 US $13.95 CAN $16.95 51395 9 781854 379764

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ages 7 to 11 aCtiVity Book

Meet Matisse ■

By J e a n -V i n C e n t s é n aC

An accessible—and fun—introduction to Henri Matisse’s famed cut-outs

s e lling points ■ Making art accessible: Humorous introduction to a key modern artist

This insightful exploration of Henri Matisse

■ creating memories: Activities

and his cut-out artwork provides children with a

encourage children to

genuine understanding of the artist’s signature

personalize what they learn

style. French illustrator Jean-Vincent Sénac’s

■ the big picture: Ties in to a

mixed-media spreads pop with color, just like the

major international exhibition of

art they feature. Meet Matisse is the first in Tate

Matisse’s work

Publishing’s Meet the Artist series, published to tie in with the Matisse cutouts exhibition at Tate

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Modern and The Museum of Modern Art in 2014.

Full-color illustrations Jean-Vincent Sénac is an illustrator based

32 pages, 6¾ × 9"

in France. He is the author of How to Draw

Paperback

a Chicken and The Meditating Cat: A Zen

RIGHTS: NortH AMerIcA

Coloring Book.

PUB MONTH: NoVeMBer ISBN 978-1-84976-299-1 ISBN 978-1-84976-299-1 US $8.95 CAN $9.95 50895 9 781849 762991

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s e lling points ■ Vintage yet fresh: By Nathalie Parain, a modern artist working in 1930s France ■ Learning with scissors: Gets hands-on with “cut-out” pictures, just like Matisse ■ Includes colored paper: Kids can create a rainbow of masterpieces

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My Cut-Out Pictures ■

By n at h a l i e Pa r a i n

aF terword By miChel deFourny

A vintage delight from 1930s France teaches children to create art with cut-outs; colored paper provided This stylish activity book by Nathalie Parain teaches children how to create cut-out pictures, a technique favored by Matisse. With 24 sheets of colored paper stapled inside the book, children can follow the cut-out designs but are encouraged to use their imagination freely to invent their own versions.

Includes 24 pages of colored paper

Born in Kiev, Nathalie Parain trained in

Full-color illustrations

Moscow immediately after the Russian

24 pages, 9½ × 11"

Revolution. After moving to Paris, she applied

Paperback

her innovative ideas about art and education

RIGHTS: NortH AMerIcA

to the numerous books she wrote for children.

PUB MONTH: octoBer ISBN 978-1-84976-258-8 ISBN 978-1-84976-258-8 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995

Michel Defourny is a specialist in children’s literature and a professor at the University of Liege, France.

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A Possum’s Tail ■

By g a B By daw n ay

ages 3 tO 6 PictURe BOOk

i l lU s t R at e d By a l e x B a R R O w

When Samuel and his toy dog visit the zoo, they come home with more than they bargained for! Follow Samuel Drew and his toy dog as they

s e lling points ■ A boy and his dog: The adorable pair anchors the book ■ evocative setting: Captures the

make their way to visit the possums at London

rich cultural diversity of London

Zoo! Disappointed that the possums are asleep,

and city life

Samuel heads back the way he came, unwittingly surprising onlookers who notice that the pos-

■ classic meets modern: Has huge potential in the gift market

sums have decided to follow him. Children will delight in spotting the differences in streetscapes as Samuel walks to and from the zoo. Written in rhyming verse, this humorous caper beautifully illustrates the richness of cosmopolitan London.

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 11¼ × 9"

Gabby Dawnay is a writer, poet,

Hardcover with jacket

and artist, and a regular contribu-

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tor to Okido, a children’s art and

PUB MONTH: NOvemBeR

science magazine. Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director of Okido

ISBN 978-1-84976-221-2 ISBN 978-1-84976-221-2 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 51995

magazine. This is his first book for children.

Coming and Going ■

By i s a B e l m i n h ó s m a R t i n s

i l lU s t R at e d By B e R n a R d O c a R va l h O

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ages 5 tO 8 PictURe BOOk

s e lling points

A vibrant look at how animals and birds travel the world

■ Bestselling author: Martins’s past books include When I Was

Humans aren’t the only ones on Earth who travel long distances. Many birds, fish, and mammals migrate hundreds of miles in search of food, warmer climates, or places to raise their young. But it’s not just the incredible distances these creatures travel; it’s the way they do it that makes us slow down and think . . . Isabel minhós martins is a

Born, Where Do We Go When We Disappear, and At Our House ■ For animal lovers: Features the journeys of animals great and small ■ eco-chic: Beautiful book with strong environmental message

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Portuguese author and publisher

Full-color illustrations

whose words are found in works

48 pages, 8⅞ × 10½"

of poetry, children’s books, maga-

Hardcover

zines, comic books, and scripts for animations. Bernardo carvalho is an illustrator and graphic designer from Lisbon whose work has been honored with multiple awards.

RIGHTS: NORtH AmeRIcA PUB MONTH: OctOBeR ISBN 978-1-84976-161-1 ISBN 978-1-84976-161-1 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781849 761611

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ages 3 and uP PiCture Book

s e lling points ■ New Quentin Blake: Timeless new illustrations from a universally admired author

Three Little Owls ■

i l lu s t r at e d By Q u e n t i n B l a k e

s to ry By e m a n u e l e lu z z at i

t r a n s l at e d By J o h n y e o m a n

A winning Christmas-themed story about three little owls, illustrated by the popular Quentin Blake

■ All-ages appeal: A playful story with multiple levels ■ christmas promotions: Story runs from one Christmas Day to the next

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 8¾ × 8¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NortH AMerIcA PUB MONTH: octoBer ISBN 978-1-84976-080-5 ISBN 978-1-84976-080-5 US $18.95 CAN $21.95 51895 9 781849 760805

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Three irrepressible little owls take us on their journey around the world, from one Christmas Day to the next—fishing, dancing, snoozing and not behaving. Blake’s delightful drawings combine with fantastical rhyming text to create a story that begs to be read again and again. Three Little Owls was written by Italian artist Emanuele Luzzati and translated into English by John Yeoman. Quentin Blake taught at the Royal College of Art and was head of its illustration department. His collaborations with writers such as Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban, as well as his own creations, mark him as one of the world’s leading illustrators. emanuele Luzzati was an Italian painter, set designer, illustrator, potter, and author. He was nominated for Academy Awards for two of his short films, La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) and Pulcinella. John Yeoman was for many years the head of the English department at the French Lycée in London. He has often collaborated with Quentin Blake.

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science meets science fiction in This smart and silly Advance praise for

“I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein . It will have kids laughing.” —Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Dear Frank Einstein, Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978. Also a levitating skateboard. —Tommy” —Tom Angleberger, The Origami Yoda Series “Kids will love Frank Einstein because, even though he is a new character, he will be instantly recognizable to readers . . . Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can’t wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters.” —Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl “Jon Scieszka’s new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in storytelling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the combination of fiction and nonfiction appeals to the full range of the market.” —Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor 12-copy floor display ISBN 978-1-4197-1473-3 ISBN$179.40 978-1-4197-1473-3 US CAN $203.40

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 Amulet Books

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new middle-grade series from Jon Scieszka

Ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

s e lling points ■■ Renowned author: Scieszka was the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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and is one of the most important,

■ ■ 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

iconic, and well-loved voices in children’s literature. His unique and humorous sensibility will

Praise for Jon Scieszka “Jon Scieszka is a guy who writes books—funny books.” —Reading Rockets

engage readers and make them want more ■■ Common Core: Scieszka integrates real science into the story, making this series the

“Jon Scieszka’s master

perfect addition to classrooms

storytelling is comical

seeking to observe Common

and creative.” —Rabbit

Core standards and STEM

Ears Book Blog “Jon Scieszka’s books

curricula ■■ Popular genres: Combining

are clever and funny and

adventure and humor, Frank

enormously appealing to

Einstein taps into the two most

children.” —About.com

popular genres for middle-grade

“Here comes Jon Scieszka

readers, encouraging them to

to make reading fun! . . . Are you someone who’d rather empty the cat’s litter box than pick up a book? Then

question the way things work and how they, too, can experiment with science ■■ Audio rights sold: Listening

Jon Scieszka is the guy

Library will be working closely

for you, too!” —Christian

with Scieszka on the audio

Science Monitor

version of the book

s pecifications Two-color illustrations throughout 208 pages, 5½ × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: World English Pub Month: August Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm and flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his Antimatter Motor . . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Using real science, Jon Scieszka has created a unique world of

ISBN 978-1-4197-1218-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1218-0 US $13.95  CAN $15.95 51395 9 781419 712180

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adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.

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Jon Scieszka has sold more than 11 million books, including The Stinky

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Pigs, the Time Warp Trio series, Guys Read, Spaceheadz, and most recently, Battle Bunny with Mac Barnett. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Brian Biggs has collaborated with Garth Nix, Cynthia Rylant, and Katherine Applegate, in addition to working on his own picture books in his Everything Goes series. He lives in Philadelphia.

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ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

The Rainbow Serpent A K u lipari N ov el

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■ ■ By T r e vo r P ryc e w i t h J o e l Naf ta l i 

■■ Sequel to success: Critics hailed

■   i l lu s t r at e d by Sa n f o r d G r e e n e

book one as a “must-have, winning adventure that is nearly impossible to put down” (School

It’s frogs versus spiders in book two of the Kulipari series!

Library Journal) with “the richly saturated look of Marvel comic books” (Bulletin of the Center for

Praise for An Army of Frogs

Children’s Books)

“A must-have, winning

■■ Promotable author: A successful

adventure that is nearly

former football pro, Pryce is a

impossible to put down.”

commentator for Fox Sports

—School Library Journal

■■ High-interest subject: It’s frogs vs. spiders in this action-packed animal fantasy for fans of Warriors and the Guardians of Ga’hoole ■■ Great package: Full-color illustrations throughout and a fast pace will appeal to video

S e e pa ge 78 f o r b ook one in t series, he now in pape rback

game and comics enthusiasts

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 288 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover RIGHTS: World Pub Month: October ISBN 978-1-4197-1309-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1309-5 US $15.95  CAN $17.95 51595 9 781419 713095

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The fight to protect the Amphibilands rages on in the second book of this action-packed, illustrated series by former football pro Trevor Pryce. The Spider Queen and Lord Marmoo of the scorpions still have their eyes and fangs set on the vulnerable home of the frogs, and this time they’ve got some impressive backup: the Ghost Bats, Tasmanian Devils, and Blue Band Bees. The constant threats from the outside are keeping the frog warriors busy, so while Gee and Coorah hold down the defenses, Darel and the Kulipari go in search of their dreamcasting turtle friend, Yabber. Yabber, once found,

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insists he knows who holds the key to saving the Amphibilands: the Rainbow Serpent. With some powerful new allies and a destiny greater than he could have possibly imagined, Darel may be able to beat his enemies and protect his home once and for all. The Kulipari series is perfect for fantasy readers not quite ready for the Redwall series. Trevor Pryce is a 14-year veteran of the NFL. He is also a commentator for

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Fox Sports. He lives in Maryland. Joel Naftali is the author of many books, several written with his wife, Lee. He lives in California. Sanford Greene is an accomplished comics illustrator whose work has been published by DC Comics, Dark Horse, and more. He lives in South Carolina.

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Explorer

ages 9 and UP Graphic Novel

T he H i d d en D o o rs ■ ■ E d i t e d by Ka z u K i b u i s h i

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The latest volume in Kazu Kibuishi’s critically acclaimed graphic novel series steps through hidden doors to explore lost and mysterious worlds

■■ Bestselling creator: Features New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, who illustrated the covers for the paperback relaunch of the Harry Potter series

Praise for Kazu Kibuishi “The premier anthologist of the comics field.” —ICv2

■■ Successful series: Books one and two received starred reviews ■■ Large and growing fan base: The brand and its contributors

Praise for Explorer: The Lost Islands

have strong followings among middle-school readers, teachers, librarians, and comics fans

★ “With this second showcase Kibuishi affirms his editorial savvy for

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amassing talented creators

Full-color illustrations

and providing a vehicle to

128 pages, 6 × 9"

let them do what they do

RIGHTS: World

best: use comics to tell funny,

PUB MONTH: October

thoughtful, and just plain good stories.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ “Imaginative and kid-friendly stories . . . A must-have for any

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collection.” —School Library

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Journal, starred review

Paperback ISBN 978-1-4197-0884-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0884-8 US $10.95  CAN $11.95 51995

Praise for Explorer: The Mystery Boxes ★ “A visual feast.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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“Always clever.” —Booklist

ALSO AVAILABLE A bullied boy discovers a door guarded by a sly monster . . . A painting of a door opens in a forgotten Egyptian tomb . . . A portal in the park promises to turn you into a much cooler version 2.0—if you can just get the bugs out . . . Edited by New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, who is also a contributor, the third volume in this highly praised series gathers some of the foremost and fastest-rising talents in comics for kids: Jen Wang (Koko Be Good), Johane Matte (Explorer: The Mystery Boxes), Steve Hamaker (colorist of Jeff Smith’s Bone series), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys), Doug Holgate (Zack Proton series), and Jason Caffoe (Explorer: The Lost Islands and Flight). Readers may never walk into a room the same way again.

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Kazu Kibuishi is the author of Amulet, the award-winning New York Times bestselling graphic novel series; the illustrator of the new paperback covers for J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series; and the editor of eight volumes of Flight, the Eisner-nominated anthology series. He lives in Bellevue, Washington.

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Explorer: The Mystery Boxes PB ISBN 978-1-4197-0009-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0009-5 US $10.95  CAN $11.95 51095 Explorer: The Lost Islands PB ISBN 978-1-4197-0883-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0883-1 US $10.95  CAN $11.95 51095

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It's WIMPY KID All YEAR LONG! s e lling points

The Wimpy Kid 2015 Calendar

■■ Cultural phenomenon: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade giant helium balloon, three movies, T-shirts, games, puzzles, vinyl figures, and more cement Wimpy Kid’s popularity and permanence in the market ■■ Fully illustrated: Your favorite Wimpy Kid art on every page ■■ All-new format: The Wimpy Kid School Planner is the must-have back-to-school item of 2014

s pecifications The Wimpy Kid 2015 Calendar Rights : Wo rld Pub month : August ISBN 978-1-4197-1336-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1336-1 US $13.99 CAN $16.99 51399 9 781419 713361

The Wimpy Kid School Planner Two-color illustrations throughout 192 pages Flexibound paperback semi-

The Wimpy Kid School Planner

concealed spiral Rights : Wo rld Pub month : June ISBN 978-1-4197-1254-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1254-8 US $14.95 CAN $16.95 51495

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Praise for El Deafo “Full of warmth, humor, and super-powered strength, El Deafo is an absolute treat.” —Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile “El Deafo is sprinkled with nostalgic references that took this ‘four-eyes’ back to his own bumpy childhood, but its themes are just as relevant today. Even with a hearing aid turned off, you hear Cece’s universal plea for acceptance, friendship, and happiness through honest words and deftly drawn pictures.” —Tony DiTerlizzi, co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles

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El Deafo

ages 8 to 12 Graphic Novel

■ ■ By C e c e B e l l

A hearing aid grants “superpowers” in this extraordinary graphic novel memoir about growing up deaf

s e lling points ■■ Fills a need: This deeply perceptive memoir honors the longings of a kid watching the world from the “fortress of solitude” of hearing impairment. A highly relatable heroine with a physical impairment makes a welcome addition to the canon ■■ Graphic novel popularity: Librarians and teachers report students’ insatiable hunger for this accessible format. Graphic novel memoirs like Smile and American Born Chinese are particularly beloved ■■ Universal humor: Real-life friendship woes and classroom struggles will ring true for all middle graders

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poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid.

See page 88

The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for. Cece Bell has written and illustrated several books for children, including the Geisel Honor book Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover. She lives in Virginia with her husband, author Tom Angleberger.

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MOre thaN 4.5 millioN copies of the series in priNt!

Accolades

Praise for the series

New York Times bestseller

“Chock-full of customarily quirky fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

IndieBound bestseller

“Fans of the series will relish the side drawings’

E. B. White Read-Aloud Award, Middle Reader

goofy humor, the new puppets to make, and the cliff-

ALSC Notable Children’s Book for Middle Readers

hanger promising more to come.” —School Library Journal “Angleberger delivers another clever, funny crowd-

Texas Bluebonnet Award winner

pleaser. The message isn’t bad either: uniting for the

IRA Young Adults’ Choice

greater good and standing up for one’s beliefs. Fans

Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts (NCBLA)

of the series, or of Star Wars, will hit warp speeds to grab a copy of this one.” —Booklist

SLJ Top 100 Children’s Novel Cybils Winner, Middle Grade Fiction Capitol Choices list of Noteworthy Titles Great Lakes Great Book Award Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children’s Literature New York Public Library’s Children’s Books Boston Globe’s Top 10 Children’s Books Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year Little d Award

Art on pages 56–57 by Jason Rosenstock. © 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. Title and character and place names protected by all applicable trademark laws. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus 48-copy mixed floor display 12 copies Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus 6 copies Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue 6 copies The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett 6 copies Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling 6 copies The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee 6 copies Darth Paper Strikes Back 6 copies The Strange Case of Origami Yoda ISBN 978-1-4197-1478-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1478-8 US $639.60 CAN 6$687.60 3960 9 781419 714788

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A n o ri g a m i yo da b o o k

■■ Mega-selling series: The Origami

■ ■ By To m A n g l e b e r g e r

Yoda series has sold over 4.5

The sixth and final case file featuring Tommy and friends!

million copies and landed on the NYT, IndieBound, USA Today, PW, and WSJ bestsellers lists ■■ Star Wars buzz: Star Wars is as popular as ever, with a new animated TV show, Star Wars Rebels, slated for Fall 2014 and a movie slated for 2015 ■■ Fun bonus: Includes instructions for making your own original origami

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CARTON QTY: 32 See page 88

After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This field trip will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar highs. Trouble starts even before they leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will he be a match for the sour, hate-filled emperor of darkness that Harvey makes from a desiccated pickle? Tom Angleberger uses his spot-on grasp of middle schoolers and pitch-perfect humor to pit the Origami Rebel Alliance against their evilest, sourest villain yet! Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees, and The Qwikpick Papers. He is married to author/illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Visit him online at origamiyoda.com.

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Praise for

“Alternately poignant and uproarious, this is a satisfying addition to the tween genre.” —Kirkus Reviews “Readers will enjoy the Popularity Papers books for the likable characters and for stories that ring true.” —Scripps Howard News Service “Ignatow offers a quick, fun, well-developed story that invites repeated readings.” —Booklist “Readers will quickly devour this.” —Publishers Weekly “Amy Ignatow nails a winner with this laugh-out-loud novel.” —Carolina Parent

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The Popularity Papers B o o k S even : T he L ess -T han - hi d d en secrets an d final revelati o ns o f ly d ia g o l d blatt an d j ulie graham - chang ■ ■ By A m y I g n ato w

Ages 9 to 13 Middle-Grade Fiction

s e lling points ■■ Popularity Papers is very

Lydia and Julie’s long quest for popularity takes a disastrous turn when their journal falls into the wrong hands in this conclusion to the beloved series!

popular: The series has sold a quarter of a million copies! ■■ Critical acclaim: The New York Times writes that “the two friends emerge as individual personalities . . . The girls feel very real,” and Booklist calls them “laugh-out-loud funny . . . Ignatow offers a quick, fun, well-developed story that invites repeated readings” ■■ Engaging format: Full-color throughout and illustrated with doodles and bubble type and more ■■ Backlist support: We will be launching the paperback of book five simultaneously ■■ Fun finale: This last book in the series will be huge news

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Lydia and Julie have been through many adventures as they navigated junior high, popularity, families, and friendship. In the final adventure in the series, the peaceful world of Hamlin Junior High is rocked when Lydia and Julie learn that they’re going to have to play host to new students whose school burned down. The outside threat bands the Hamlin kids together against a common enemy—for a while. When the enemy gets their hands on Lydia and Julie’s notebook, no one wants anything to do with the girls. It’s the biggest threat to their friendship (and a pretty definitive failure of their quest for popularity), and it can only be solved one way. Two words: dance battle. Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of the Popularity Papers series of scrapbook-

S e e pa g for Ign e 80 atow’s The Po pu Papers larity : Bo Five, n ok in pape ow rback

style illustrated novels. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, their daughter, Anya, and their cat, Mathilda, who is mostly very terrible.

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Ages 7 to 9 Graphic Novel

s e lling points

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde B o o k T hree : C o o k ie C atastr o phe

■■ Continuing series: A new book every season means the series keeps pace with the reading demands of the age group ■■ Strong creator: Cammuso has a proven track record and a fan

■ ■ By F r a n k Camm u s o

Salem and Whammy go camping—with disastrous results—in the third entry in this “utterly adorable” young graphic novel series!

base from his Knights of the Lunch Table series ■■ Perfect for audience: Younger

Accolades and

readers love graphic novels, as

praise for the Salem

the success of the Lunch Lady

Hyde series

and Babymouse series shows

School Library Journal’s Top 10 Graphic

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Novels of 2013

Two-color illustrations throughout

★ “Utterly adorable

96 pages, 5½ × 7½"

page-turner. . . . Be

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Pub Month: October

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Whammy.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ “It’s just about the perfect story for comicsloving fathers to read

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with their comics-loving daughters.” —Publishers

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Weekly, starred review “Cammuso evokes both the sarcastic spunk

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Calvin and Hobbes in

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this humorous tale of unlikely pals.” —Bulletin

Art of Selling Books See pages 84–85

of the Center for Children’s Books

Also Avail ab le

Ah, the great outdoors. Tents, sleeping bags, nature walks, campfires . . . and maybe a few spells

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thrown in for good measure! In this entry in the series, Salem takes her first camping trip with the Squirrel Girls, but neither Whammy nor Salem is cut out for roughing it. Salem believes a bit of magic will smooth the way . . . but as usual, it creates more problems than it solves. Salem and Whammy are an irresistible duo in a book perfect for the youngest independent readers. Frank Cammuso is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist, the creator of the popular middle-school graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table, and the illustrator of several beginning-reader graphic books, including Otto’s Orange Day. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

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Fleabrain Loves Franny

Ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

■ ■ By J oa n n e R o c k l i n

Award-winning author Joanne Rocklin pays homage to Charlotte’s Web in this story of a remarkable friendship between a girl recovering from polio and an erudite, lovesick flea

s e lling points ■■ Esteemed, beloved author: Rocklin’s books have won multiple awards and honors ■■ Classic allusions: It can be read alongside and for comparison with its inspiration, E. B. White’s

Praise for the work of Joanne Rocklin

Charlotte’s Web ■■ Social justice: Before the passage

SCBWI’s Golden

of the Americans with Disabilities

Kite Award

Act, children in wheelchairs were

★ “Rocklin’s characters

sometimes not allowed to attend

are fully developed:

school with their peers; Franny’s

readers will be

protest of this treatment is a

invested.” —Booklist, starred review “Rocklin intertwines her characters so smartly that the many

beacon of hope against injustice ■■ Unforgettable characters: Fleabrain is a flea you can’t forget—eloquent writer, lover of art and music, and selfless friend

coincidences and serendipitous events

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feel organic to the

288 pages, 5½ × 7⅝"

story.” —Horn Book

Hardcover with jacket

“Readers who enjoy

RIGHTS: North American

the novels of Jeanne

English

Birdsall and Leslie

Pub Month: August

Crunch will appreciate this charming story.” — School Library Journal

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Also Avail ab le This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog’s tail. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feeling left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading. It’s a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Rocklin’s signature wit and thoughtfulness. Joanne Rocklin is the author of One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street, which won the California Book Award, and 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. She lives in Oakland, California.

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An exc erpt f rom

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NEW BLACK “Are you okay, Luce? You seem quiet.” s serie

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I nod. “Yeah, I’m fine.” Once you start telling people you’re fine and that nothing is wrong, it’s hard to go back and say that there is actually something bothering you. I’ve gotten so used to saying everything is fine that it just kind of comes out of my mouth now. A tiny part of me even believes it. And the thing is, so many parts of my life really are great. Our family’s spa is up and running, and business is booming. Grandma is so happy about that, and Mom is too. They barely fight these days. Dad lives close by and I see him all the time. Sunny and I are BFFs like always, and in a way it seems like we’ve gotten even closer. All my efforts at the pharmacy and on the grant totally paid off, and my work with Earth Club has been going well too. The school board vote on approving a green cafeteria is tomorrow night. But even when so many things are going well, there can still be lingering frustrating parts to life. And sometimes, even if you don’t talk about them, those things take over.

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Pink & Green Is the New Black

Ages 10 to 14 Middle-Grade Fiction

s e lling points

P in k & G reen B o o k T hree

■■ Thrilling third book: Fans have

■ ■ By L i s a G r e e n wa l d

been waiting for more, while new readers will be drawn to

The highly anticipated third book in Lisa Greenwald’s breakout, bestselling series!

the series ■■ Successful series: My Life in Pink & Green and My Summer of Pink & Green have been a hit with the preteen crowd, with more than 450,000 copies in print ■■ More makeup: Just like in the first book, Lucy’s makeup tips will be featured throughout ■■ Light romance: Greenwald’s take on boys is age-appropriate and realistic

s pecifications 272 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: World English Pub Month: October ISBN 978-1-4197-1225-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1225-8 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 712258

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Lucy Desberg is in eighth grade, and she’s determined to make this year perfect. Over the course of the year, though, her talents for makeup and problem-solving will be put to the test. On the outside, things couldn’t be better: her family’s spa is doing well, and she has a boyfriend, Yamir. But Yamir’s in high school now, and Lucy’s too embarrassed to admit that he hasn’t called her in weeks. To take her mind off him, she throws herself into planning the eighth-grade masquerade, using her makeup skills to rally her classmates. But as she soon learns, ignoring a problem does not make it go away. It’s destined to pop up at the worst possible time.

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Lucy’s resourcefulness will be put to the test as she grows up and starts making decisions about the type of person—and girlfriend and friend and daughter and sister—that she wants to be. Lisa Greenwald is the author of Welcome to Dog Beach, Reel Life Starring Us, Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes, and the Pink & Green series. She works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan. She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Brooklyn. Visit her online at lisagreenwald.com.

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MORE THAN T WO MILLION COPIES SOLD! A n e x cerpt f rom y olo zoegirl:

you guys! Doug is driving up to visit me tonight! HE suggested it, and HE’S making it happen, and I was worried for no good reason!!!

SnowAngel:

Zoe! that is WONDERFUL! +happy dance, happy dance+

SnowAngel:

oh, I’m so glad. phew!

zoegirl:

yes. PHEW. I think the strangeness between us WAS just growing pains. probably every couple has them, every couple but Maddie and Ian.

SnowAngel:

and they’re so perfect together it makes me want to puke.

SnowAngel:

all those sweet FB posts and Tumblr pages! adorbs!

mad maddie:

the word “adorbs” makes me want to puke.

mad maddie:

and hello, ladies! I might pop in and out of convo cuz I’m in class, altho it is very much class-according-to-SantaCruz.

mad maddie:

prof had us meet outside, so I’m typing from under a zillion one-hundred-year-old redwoods. when I look up, all I can see are pockets of sky. I am a tiny little ant, and

Praise and accolades for the Internet Girls series New York Times bestselling series San Francisco Chronicle bestselling series Publishers Weekly bestselling series ★ “Both revealing and innovative, this novel will inspire teens to pass it to their friends.” —School Library Journal, starred review “A surprisingly poignant tale of friendship, change, and growth.” —Kirkus Reviews “Changing the way you read.” —Teen magazine

the world is insanely big.

zoegirl:

what class?

mad maddie:

intro to philosophy. we’re all just kind of…philosophizing. 

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Ages 13 and UP Young Adult fiction

■ ■ By Lau r e n M y r ac l e

The winsome threesome are off to college in this much-anticipated fourth book in the Internet Girls series!

s e lling points ■■ Publishing event: This muchanticipated follow-up to the groundbreaking series will catch the attention of the media and Myracle’s many fans ■■ Renowned series: The Internet Girls series has sold more than two million copies since its debut in 2004, was a NYT bestseller, and often tops the most-banned books list ■■ Contemporary reboot: With a sleeker look and of-the-moment social media and cultural

Brand-

new!

references, Myracle brings her classic series into the present ■■ Bestselling series: One of the most talked-about authors of all time, Myracle has sold more than three million copies of all her books and is a vocal proponent of intellectual freedom

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CARTON QTY: 32

Through texts and messages, the mega-bestselling, beloved Internet Girls series followed the ups

See page 88

and downs of school for three very different, very close friends. Now it’s freshman year of college for the winsome threesome, and *everything* is different. For one, the best friends are facing their first semester apart. Way, way apart. Maddie’s in California, Zoe’s in Ohio, and Angela’s back in Georgia. And it’s not just the girls who are separated. Zoe’s worried that Doug wants to break up now that they’re at different schools, and Maddie’s boyfriend, Ian, is on the other side of the country. In the face of change and diverging paths, Maddie’s got a plan to keep the friends close, and it involves embracing the present, making memories, and . . . roller derby! Using of-the-moment technology, Lauren Myracle brings her groundbreaking series into the brave new virtual world of texting and tweets. Lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series (ttyl,

S e e pa g for My e 74 racle’s The Infi nit M o men e of Us, n t in pape ow rback

ttfn, and l8r, g8r), The Infinite Moment of Us, Shine, Rhymes with Witches, Bliss, and the Flower Power series, among many other books for teens and young people. She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit her online at laurenmyracle.com.

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Ages 12 and UP Young Adult Fiction

Winterkill ■ ■ By Kat e B o o r ma n

s e lling points ■■ Books about oppressive societies sell: As in popular YA fiction such as Divergent and

In an alternate history, harsh winter and a fearsome, mysterious enemy isolate a frontier settlement, and one ostracized girl must keep them from being lost forever

Wither, Emmeline’s society is strict, and breaking the rules is dangerous ■■ Alternate history: Boorman was inspired by the history of North America and imagines a group of settlers that became cut off from the rest of the world around the turn of the 20th century ■■ Powerful heroine: Emmeline finds love and also fights against the unfair laws and duplicitous rulers of her settlement

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CARTON QTY: 24 See page 88

Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent. When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next. Kate Boorman is an artist and writer living in Edmonton, Alberta. She was born in Nepal and grew up in the small town of Rimbey, Canada. Her pastimes include sitting under starry skies with friends and traveling to far-off lands with her husband and two children.

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The Cure for Dreaming

Ages 12 and UP Young Adult fiction

■ ■ By Cat W i n t e r s

Real life teems with gothic horror as a young suffragette in the year 1900 is hypnotized into seeing people’s monstrous true natures

s e lling points ■■ Historical fiction with clever twists: The story seamlessly blends the struggles of the women’s suffrage movement with hypnotism, Dracula, and a

Praise and accolades for In the Shadow of Blackbirds

spunky protagonist ■■ Acclaimed author: Winters earned three starred reviews

★ “Excellent pacing

for her debut, which was also a

and deliciously creepy

Morris Award finalist

descriptions.” —School

■■ A dash of horror: The second

Library Journal,

sight that hypnotism gives Olivia

starred review

allows her to see people’s true

★ “Masterful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Morris Award finalist

natures—and that nature is often horrifying ■■ Backlist support: A teaser of The Cure for Dreaming will be included in the paperback of In the Shadow of Blackbirds

s pecifications 10 black and white archival illustrations

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CARTON QTY: 24 See page 88

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These

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supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout. Cat Winters is the author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which received three starred reviews and was a finalist for YALSA’s Morris Award for debut YA fiction. She grew up near Disneyland in Southern California. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.

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Praise for the

series

“Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale.” —USA Today “Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising.” —Boston Globe ★ “Fans . . . will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review “A deft, complex metamorphosis of this children’s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original.” —Booklist “Original. Superior. Intriguing. Hypnotic.” —Publishers Weekly “The richly detailed scenes will entice the imagination. These adventures are indeed wonderful.” —BookPage “A visually rich read.” —Kirkus Reviews “Creepy, descriptive read with a generous dollop of romance.” —School Library Journal

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Ages 14 and UP Young Adult fiction

S plintere d B o o k T hree ■ ■ By A . G . H o wa r d

s e lling points

The third book in the breakout steamy, fantastical Alice in Wonderland–inspired Splintered series

■■ Highly anticipated: Howard knows how to draw in her fans, and the end of Unhinged will leave readers eager for the final book ■■ Love triangle: The battle for Alyssa’s heart gets complicated as Jeb is taken down some dark, magical paths ■■ Beloved source material: Carroll’s Alice books are perennially popular with kids and adults ■■ High-concept fantasy: A strong hook, appealing characters, and an understanding of its core teen audience will make this stand out

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CARTON QTY: 24 See page 88 Art of Selling Books See pages 84–85

After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?

S e e pa g for the e 75 second b ook Splinte in the re d Unhing series, ed in pape , now rback

A. G. Howard wrote Splintered while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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Ages 13 and up Young adult Fiction

Oh Yeah, Audrey! ■ ■ By T u c k e r S h aw

s e lling points ■■ Classic source material: Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s never go out of style,

Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Gossip Girl as three friends embark on a glamorous adventure in this enchanting novel

as evidenced by Hepburn’s continued presence in fashion magazines and pop culture ■■ The ultimate escape: Many teens fantasize about glamorous parties and fabulous shopping, and this novel brings those fantasies to life ■■ Relatable heroine: Much like Holly Golightly, Gemma feels misunderstood at home and runs away for the weekend in the hopes of finding herself ■■ Modern friendships: In the story, the cofounders of the blog Oh Yeah Audrey! have only ever communicated via texting, phone calls, and Skype

s pecifications 256 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: World English Pub Month: October ISBN 978-1-4197-1223-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-1223-4 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 712234

CARTON QTY: 30 See page 88 It’s 5:00 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, and 16-year-old Gemma Beasley is standing in front of Tiffany & Co.

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wearing the perfect black dress with her coffee in hand—just like Holly Golightly. As the cofounder of a successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to all things Audrey Hepburn, Gemma has traveled to New York in order to meet up with her fellow bloggers for the first time. She has meticulously planned out a 24-hour adventure in homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s; however, her plans are derailed when a glamorous boy sweeps in and offers her the New York experience she’s always dreamed of. Gemma soon learns who her true friends are and that, sometimes, no matter where you go, you just

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end up finding yourself. Filled with hip and sparkling prose, Oh Yeah, Audrey! is as much a story of friendship as it is a love letter to New York, Audrey Hepburn, and the character she made famous: Holly Golightly. Tucker Shaw, who has been featured on the Today show, is the author of Everything I Ate and many popular books for teens, including Confessions of a Backup Dancer and The Girls. He lives in Denver, where he is a food editor for the Denver Post.

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Paper Airplanes

Ages 14 and UP Young Adult Fiction

■ ■ By Daw n O ’ P o r t e r

Lauren Myracle meets Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging in this frank, funny coming-of-age and friendship story by a hugely talented British journalist

s e lling points ■■ Highly promotable author: O’Porter has a sizable online presence, including over 350,000 Twitter followers ■■ Breakout success in UK: The

Praise and accolades

British edition has sold over

for Paper Airplanes

36,000 copies in the UK. It was

“Louise Rennison funny

the #10 bestselling book on

but with ALL THE FEELS.

Amazon UK; on the Amazon

You are going to like

Children’s Books list, the Kindle

it.” —Maureen Johnson,

edition reached #1 and the

13 Little Blue Envelopes Shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize

paperback reached #4 ■■ Unflinchingly honest: O’Porter’s unfiltered depiction of adolescent life, complete with bullies, drinking, and sex, will resonate with contemporary teens while striking a hopeful and funny note ■■ Realistic fiction on the rise: With the likes of Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, and John Green, realistic fiction is trending strong in YA ■■ Forthcoming sequel: O’Porter’s next book about Flo and Renée, Goose, will release fall 2015

s pecifications 272 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: US Only Renée and Flo are the most unlikely of friends. Introspective and studious Flo and outspoken, wild, and sexually curious Renée have barely spoken in their years of going to school together in Guernsey, a small British island off the coast of France. And yet, when tragedy strikes, it is only wild child Renée,

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who lost her mother at a young age, who is able to comfort a grieving Flo. The girls form an intense bond that sees them through a host of deeply relatable, wince-inducing experiences—drunken snogging; a séance in which clueless friends offer to summon Renée’s mother; dating a guy for free fish and chips. But toxic mean girls and personal betrayals threaten to tear the girls’ delicate new friendship apart. In this gripping debut, Dawn O’Porter shines an unflinchingly honest, humorous light on female

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friendship, lost innocence, and that moment when you are teetering on the threshold of adult life. Dawn O’Porter is a British journalist known for her frank and often comedic investigations of women’s issues, including weight, breast cancer, and self-esteem. She has made documentaries for the BBC, TLC, WE tv, and others. She also writes a column for Glamour UK. She lives in L.A. and New York with her husband, actor Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls). Visit her online at dawnoporter.co.uk.

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Ages 14 and UP Young Adult fiction

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go ■ ■ By Lau r a R o s e Wag n e r

s e lling points ■■ Anniversary tie-in: Published on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, Hold Tight reminds

By a stunning new talent, a gorgeous YA novel about the devastating sorrow—and the vibrant hope—that followed the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

us of the scale of the tragedy and the complex efforts to rebuild ■■ Firsthand account: This authentic depiction of life in Haiti, written by a young woman who lived through the earthquake, is sure to grab critical attention ■■ Exciting new talent: Wagner, a gifted writer who’s been featured in Salon and the Huffington Post, has a bright future in YA ■■ Fills need for diversity: The Haitian girls at the center of the story fill a need in children’s publishing for more nonwhite main characters ■■ Donation: Part of the author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward supporting education in Port-au-Prince

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CARTON QTY: 34 See page 88

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After losing the woman who raised them in the

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tragedy, Magdalie and Nadine must fend for themselves in the aftermath of the quake. The girls are inseparable, making the best of their new circumstances in a refugee camp with an affectionate, lively camaraderie, until Nadine, whose father lives in Miami, sends for her but not Magdalie. As she leaves, Nadine makes a promise she cannot keep: to bring Magdalie to Miami, too. Resourceful Magdalie focuses her efforts on a reunion with Nadine until she realizes her life is in Haiti, and that she must embrace its possibilities for love, friendship, and a future.

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Laura Rose Wagner has a PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She lived in Port-au-Prince from 2009 to 2012, and survived the earthquake. She travels to Haiti often, and founded a creative writing group for young people there.

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Ages 14 and UP Young Adult Fiction

The Infinite Moment of Us ■ ■ By Lauren Myrac l e

s e lling points ■■ Highly visible author: Myracle has sold more than three million copies and is one of the most-

“This generation’s Judy Blume” charts the sweetness and vulnerability of first love and the magic of stepping hand in hand into the unknown

banned authors in America ■■ Exploding category: Contemporary, realistic teen

Praise and accolades for

romance is having a particularly

The Infinite Moment of Us

strong moment in YA

Publishers Weekly Best Book

■■ Critical acclaim: Received

of 2013

tremendous media coverage

YALSA 2014 Quick Pick for

and positive reviews, including

Reluctant Young Readers

a spot on the Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013 and a starred

★ “This is Forever . . . for a

review from Kirkus

new generation” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

■■ Bonus feature: Includes a dating

“This charming romance has

“dos and don’ts” by the author

multidimensional characters, straightforward sexuality, and

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a pace that lets readers fall in

Paperback

love with the main characters.” —School Library Journal

RIGHTS: Nort h America

“One of the best, truest

PUB MONTH: August

teen love stories I’ve read in a while. This book had

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me laughing at parts, and in tears at others.” —David

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Levithan, author of Every Day

CARTON QTY: 24 See page 88

See pages 64 f o r M y – 65 racle’s latest

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For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she

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if she doesn’t even know what they are? Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

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And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren’s and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . . Steamy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s finest writers.

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Pa N o pe w rb i n ac k

Lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series

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(ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r), Shine, Rhymes with Witches , Bliss, and the Flower Power series, among many other books for teens and young people. She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit her online at laurenmyracle.com.

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Unhinged

ages 14 and UP Young Adult fiction

S plintered B oo k T wo ■ ■ By A . G . Howard

s e lling points

The sequel to the fantastical Alice in Wonderland–inspired Splintered

■■ Continued romantic tension: The romance heats up as Alyssa’s dark side—and Morpheus— becomes intertwined with and inseparable from the human world she knows ■■ Beloved source material: Carroll’s Alice books are perennially

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popular with kids and adults ■■ High-concept fantasy: A strong hook, appealing characters, and an understanding of its core teen audience will make this stand out ■■ Bonus features: Includes a sample chapter of the final book in the Splintered series, Ensnared, as well as a Q&A with the author

s pecifications 416 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Paperback RIGHTS: Wor ld English Pub Month: J anuary ISBN 978-1-4197-1373-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1373-6 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50895 9 781419 713736

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Also Avail ab le Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate from high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man that she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic. A. G. Howard wrote Splintered while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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Splintered HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0428-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0428-4 US $17.95  CAN $19.95 51795 9 781419 704284

Ensnared HC ISBN 978-1-4197-1229-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-1229-6 US $17.95 CAN $19.95 51795

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and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school

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ages 14 and UP Young Adult fiction

Sick ■ ■ By To m Leveen

s e lling points ■■ Hot genre: The Walking Dead is the most popular TV show

The Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak

among teenagers, and zombies are an unkillable trend ■■ Social commentary: The book’s Praise for Sick

mysterious virus reveals the class and social stratification of high

“The gore and action will

school—and it makes you think

leave enthralled readers

as it scares you silly

thrilled and then sated

■■ Uncool is the new cool: These

with each kill on either

former underdogs save the day

side.” —Booklist

■■ Bonus feature: Includes a

“Between the pacing and

brand-new Q&A with author

the heroes’ salty, blue

Tom Leveen

language (full of lovingly creative, genital-inspired insults), reluctant readers who love zombies will devour it, right up to the abrupt end.” —Kirkus Reviews

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“Well written, with great

304 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

detail, even if it is a little

Paperback

gory.” —VOYA magazine

RIGHTS: Wor ld English PUB MONTH: A ugust

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Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and wily troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving. The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily.

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The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater department—far from Brian’s sister and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.

Sick HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0805-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0805-3 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695

Tom Leveen is the author of Party, Zero, and manicpixiedreamgirl. Zero was named to YALSA’s list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. This is his first foray into the horror genre. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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In the Shadow of Blackbirds

ages 12 and UP Young Adult fiction

■ ■ By C at W inters

A compelling YA novel set in a tumultuous 1918—part love story, part ghost story, and part dark mystery

s e lling points ■■ Critically acclaimed: Finalist for the prestigious Morris Award for debut YA literature and the recipient of three starred reviews ■■ Captivating romance: A

Praise for In the Shadow

tragic love affair provides the

of Blackbirds

connection for later séances with

★ “Winters deftly combines mystery, ghost story, historical fiction, and

the dead ■■ Evocative era: The wars, epidemics, fads, and scientific

romance. Excellent pacing

breakthroughs of the World War I

and deliciously creepy

era are still compelling today,

descriptions.”


as proven by the success of

—School Library Journal,

Downton Abbey

starred review

■■ Visually arresting: The period

★ “Masterful debut novel.”


spirit photography included in

—Publishers Weekly,

the book lends an air of authority

starred review

 “Cat Winters’s debut novel is creepy good.”
 —Boston Globe

and strange beauty ■■ Bonus feature: Includes a sample chapter from Winters’s new book, The Cure for Dreaming (see page 67)

s pecifications 10 black and white archival

S e e pa ge for Win 67 ters’s latest

illustrations 416 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Paperback RIGHTS: Wor ld English PUB MONTH: Octobe r

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In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks

See page 88

to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a

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ISBN 978-1-4197-1023-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-1023-0 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50795

brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. At her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking

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at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? Featuring haunting archival early-20th-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time. Cat Winters is the author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which received three starred reviews and was a finalist for YALSA’s Morris Award for debut YA fiction. She grew up near Disneyland in Southern California. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. .

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In the Shadow of Blackbirds HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0530-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0530-4 US $16.95  CAN $18.95 51695

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ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

An Army of Frogs A Kulipari N ovel

s e lling points

■ ■ By T revor Pryce wit h Joe l N a f ta l i 

■■ Dynamic author: This All-Pro

■   Illustrated

NFL football player and sports news personality, who is a commentator for Fox Sports and

by S an f ord G reene

The first book in the action-packed adventure series by NFL veteran Trevor Pryce

has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated, cares deeply about literacy and

Praise for An Army of Frogs

getting good stories into the

“A must-have, winning

hands of boys

adventure that is nearly impossible to put down.”

■■ Reluctant-reader appeal: Action-packed, fully illustrated

—School Library Journal

in color, and funny, this series is

“This little frog should find

perfect for reluctant readers and

fans among readers of

will attract the same audience as

the Warriors and Redwall

Wimpy Kid, Origami Yoda, and

sagas.” —Kirkus Reviews

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies ■■ Bonus feature: Includes a sneak peek of the sequel, The Rainbow Serpent

s pecifications 50 full-color illustrations 304 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Paperback RIGHTS: Wor ld

S e e pa g f o r t he e 4 8 s e qu e l

PUB MONTH: October ISBN 978-1-4197-1381-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1381-1 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50895 9 781419 713811

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For years, the frogs of the Amphibilands have lived in safety—protected by an elite group of poison-

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ous frogs named the Kulipari and by the dreamcasting spell of the turtle king that cloaks their lands in mystery. Now the spell is threatened by the Spider Queen, a talented spellcaster, and Lord Marmoo, leader of the scorpions. With the Kulipari off training in secret, the Amphibilands have never been so vulnerable. Enter Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari, despite his utter lack of poison and limited fighting skills. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.

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Illustrated in full color by acclaimed comics artist Sanford Greene, this sleek, fun series combines cool animals, thrilling action, and a bit of natural science. Trevor Pryce is a 14-year veteran of the NFL who played defensive end for the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens, and the New York Jets. He is also a commentator for Fox Sports. He lives in Maryland. Joel Naftali

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is the author of many books, several written with his wife, Lee. He lives in California. Sanford Greene is an accomplished comics illustrator whose work has been published by DC Comics, Dark Horse, and more. He lives in South Carolina.

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The Abominables

ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

■ ■ By E va Ibb otson  

A last, posthumous novel from literary great Eva Ibbotson about a family of yetis

s e lling points ■■ Critical acclaim: The hardcover edition garnered three starred reviews and was short-listed for the prestigious Guardian Award ■■ Modern-day great: Ibbotson won

Praise and accolades

the Smarties Prize and made the

for The Abominables

Carnegie, Whitbread, and Blue

★“A satiric farewell from a favorite author.”

Peter shortlists ■■ Tremendous sales record:

—Kirkus Reviews,

Ibbotson’s total sales are well

starred review

over two million

★“A memorable finale

■■ Conservation message: The

to a treasured body

book’s vegetarian protagonists

of work.” —Publishers

and clear anti-hunting sentiment

Weekly, starred review

encourage readers to respect

Guardian Children’s

and protect the environment

Prize shortlist

■■ Bonus features: Includes an informative readers’ guide and a Q&A with Ibbotson’s son

s pecifications 288 pages, 5½ x 7⅝” Paperback RIGHTS: North America PUB MONTH: October

ISBN 978-1-4197-1215-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-1215-9 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50895 9 781419 712159

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Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver. Through a mountain rescue in the Alps and a bullfight in Spain, the yetis at last find their way to an ancestral estate in England—only to come upon a club of voracious

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hunters who have set their sights on the most exotic prey of all: the Abominable Snowmen. Briskly funny and full of incident, The Abominables is vintage Ibbotson. With unforgettable characters and thoughtful messages about the environment and animal cruelty, it’s a generous last gift to her many devoted fans. Eva Ibbotson has long been a favorite of both children and adult readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her novels include The Secret of Platform 13, Which Witch?, The Great Ghost Rescue, Island of the Aunts, Dial-a-Ghost, and Journey to the River Sea, which won the Smarties Prize. She died in 2010 at her home in Newcastle, England.

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The Abominables HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0789-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-0789-6 US $16.95 CAN $18.95 51695 9 781419 707896

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Ages 9 to 13 Middle-Grade Fiction

s e lling points ■■ Success of hybrid novels: Mixing text, illustration, and humor has proven to entice this age group

The Popularity Papers B oo k F ive : T he Awesomely Awful M elodies ■ ■ By Am y I gnatow

Are you ready to rock in the fifth book in the beloved series?

■■ Making music: Kids dream of rock stardom, and Lydia and Julie’s adventures will inspire budding musicians ■■ Publication timing: Will release at the same time as book seven in the series (see page 59) ■■ Bonus feature: Includes a teaser

See pa ge 58 for all t itles in the Po pularit y Papers series

for the sixth book in the series

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 208 pages, 6 x 8" Paperback RIGHTS: Wor ld PUB MONTH: S eptember ISBN 978-1-4197-1308-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1308-8 US $8.95  CAN $9.95 50895 9 781419 713088

CARTON QTY: 32 See page 88

Fresh off their epic summer road trip, Lydia and Julie are back and ready to take seventh grade by storm. Well, Lydia is: she wants to start a band, and she’s convinced Julie to join her. The Macramé Owls are joined by Roland (expert at the hardingfele) and Jane (expert at drama). None of them, unfortunately, are experts at rocking out. The band needs more practice, but instead Lydia and Julie find themselves riding an unexpected wave of popularity thanks to their own belated birthday party. The girls may have accidentally stumbled upon the secret to popularity—if only the secret weren’t so completely humiliating. Hilarious, observant, and honest, this installment of the series has all of Amy Ignatow’s signature charm, while bringing our beloved heroines to a new turning point in their lives. Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of the Popularity Papers series. She gradu-

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ated from Moore College of Art and Design and was once a backup singer in a rock

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band called Todd Young and His Rock Band. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, their daughter, Anya, and their cat, Mathilda, who is mellowing out despite herself. Kind of.

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NERDS

ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

B oo k F ive : Attac k of the B U L L I E S ■ ■ By Mic h ae l Buck l ey

s e lling points

The fifth and final book in the bestselling NERDS series

■■ Bestselling series: A New York Times bestselling series, with more than one million copies in print and counting ■■ Reluctant-reader appeal: Packed

Accolades and praise

with laughs, these books are a hit

for the NERDS series New York Times

with boys ■■ Author’s track record: Buckley’s Sisters Grimm series has more

bestselling series

than one million copies in print

“Charming and funny.” —Publishers Weekly

■■ Bonus feature: Includes a brandnew Q&A with the author

“Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining.” —School Library Journal

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“The inventive details, story,

352 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

and made-up futuristic

Paperback

technology will keep pages

RIGHTS: Wor ld

turning.” —Kirkus Reviews

PUB MONTH: August

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ISBN 978-1-4197-1222-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-1222-7 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795

ALSO AVAILAB LE Book One HC ISBN 978-0-8109-4324-7 ISBN 978-0810943247 US $15.95  CAN $18.95 51595 The grand finale to the New York Times bestselling series, Attack of the BULLIES stars Ruby Peet, aka Agent Pufferfish, the team captain with super nanobyte-enhanced allergies. Pufferfish leads the team in their latest case: solving the kidnapping of the president’s daughter. But the NERDS discover she hasn’t been kidnapped—she’s been recruited. Their former librarian, Ms. Holiday, has started a rival organization called BULLIES, who each have their own nanobyte-enhanced upgrades. The BULLIES’ plan: go back in time to make sure NERDS never existed! When Ruby’s teammates

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begin to vanish one by one, she enlists Agent Brand and Heathcliff Hodges to go back to the 1970s and help the original nerdy secret agents make sure that the future is not erased from existence! Attack of the BULLIES promises action, humor, and a dramatic conclusion to the series. Michael Buckley is the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. He has also written and developed shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and the Discovery Channel. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Book Three PB ISBN 978-1-4197-0414-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0414-7 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795

Book Two PB ISBN 978-1-4197-0023-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-0023-1 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795 9 781419 700231

Book Three HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0024-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0024-8 US $14.95  CAN $16.95 51495

Book Four HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0415-4 ISBN 978-1419704154 US $15.95  CAN $17.95 51595

Book Four PB ISBN 978-1-4197-0975-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0975-3 US $7.95  CAN $8.95 50795

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Book Five HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0857-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0857-2 US $15.95  CAN $17.95 51595

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Hello Kitty Nail Art

The Simpsons Family History

■ ■ by M a s a ko koj i m a 

■ ■ By M at t G r o e n i n g

The very first Hello Kitty nail-art-design

The Simpsons Family History presents

book will feature 20 DIY Hello Kitty–themed

25 years of Simpsons facts and fun in a

projects for painting nails by well-known Hello

never-before-seen chronological format.

Kitty nail-design artist Masako Kojima. Each

Travel through time as Matt Groening pulls

project includes step-by-step instructions for

back the curtain and reveals the events that

creating designs and applying decals, accom-

turned this average family into a pop-culture

panied by four-color photographs illustrating

phenomenon. Marvel at the hidden moments

the process. Includes 50+ decals. A must-have

you never knew you missed, as all the pieces

for any Hello Kitty fan!

of Simpsons history fall into place. Chock-full of art taken directly from the source, this

Masako Kojima is a Japanese nail-design

massive tome is a must for Simpsons fans and

artist well known for her Hello Kitty nail art

the perfect way to celebrate The Simpsons’

design. She lives in Japan. Sanrio®, best

25th anniversary. Matt Groening is the creator and executive

50,000 Sanrio‑branded items are sold in over

producer of the Emmy Award–winning series

70 countries around the world.

The Simpsons and Futurama. He is also the creator of the syndicated cartoon strip Life in Hell and founder/publisher of Bongo Comics.

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■ ■ By J P A h o n e n a n d K P A l a r e

Sing No Evil is a wild, graphic-novel ride through the power of pure rock’n’roll. Guitarist Aksel is having a hard time keeping his avant-garde metal band, Perkeros, together and keeping his girlfriend from kicking him out. Let alone battling rival bands to save the city from supernatural forces set loose by ancient music! The key could be in the music Aksel hears in his dreams—if it doesn’t drive him mad first. JP Ahonen writes two Sunday newspaper comic strips in his native Finland. He appeared in Kazu Kibuishi’s Flight anthologies #4–8.

known for global icon Hello Kitty®, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. Today, over

Sing No Evil

KP Alare is a graphic designer and illustrator.

s pecifications 192 pages, 6½ x 9” Two formats: Hardcover with jacket and paperback with flaps

Full-color illustrations and photographs

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Rights: World English

128 pages, 7 x 7"

400 color illustrations

Pub month: September

Hardcover

304 pages, 9½ × 10¾"

Graphic Novels

Rights: US and CANADA

Hardcover with jacket

Pub Month: September

RIGHTS: World

Beauty & Fashion

PUB MONTH: September Performing Arts

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ISBN 978-1-4197-1359-0 HC ISBN 978-1-4197-1359-0 US $24.95 CAN $27.95 52495 9 781419 713590

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Playful F u n pr oj e c t s to m a k e wit h + f o r k i d s ■ ■ By M e r r i l e e L i d d i a r d

My Prairie Cookbook

The Steampunk User’s Manual

Me m o rie s an d F r o ntier F o o d fr o m M y L ittle H o u s e to Yo u r s

A n illu s trate d prac ti c al an d w h i m s i c al g u i d e to c reatin g retr o - f u t u ri s t d rea m s

■ ■ By M e l i s s a G i l b e r t

■ ■ By J e f f Va n d e r M e e r a n d D e s i r i n a B o s kov i c h

Playful is a charming collection of 26 unique, modern projects for adults to make

In My Prairie Cookbook, Melissa Gilbert,

with and for young children. The low-skill,

star of Little House on the Prairie, offers fans

high-style, low-cost projects include a tiger

comforting family recipes. From prairie break-

piñata, a parade of paper puppets, and a

fasts and picnic lunches to treats inspired by

movement, has become a permanent genre

dollhouse made out of cardboard and bright

Nellie’s restaurant, the 80 simple and delicious

in fantasy and science fiction. VanderMeer’s

duct tape. Sweet and straightforward, it’s

dishes—crispy fried chicken, pot roasts, corn

latest offers advice and inspiration for readers

sure to inspire many happy, colorful hours of

bread, apple pie—allow “Bonnet Heads” to eat

finding their path into this realm. Covering

making—and make-believe—among adults

like the Ingalls family.

art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music,

and the children they love.

Gilbert’s personal recollections and memorabilia, including behind-the-scenes stories

Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural

performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User’s Manual provides a conceptual how-to

Merrilee Liddiard is the creator of

and more than 100 treasured scrapbook

guide that motivates and awes both the

Mermagblog.com, which was voted into

images, accompany the recipes.

armchair enthusiast and the committed creator.

contributed to Family Fun, Parent & Child,

Melissa Gilbert starred as Laura Ingalls on

Jeff VanderMeer is the author of The

and La Petite magazines, among others. She

the hit show Little House on the Prairie. She

Steampunk Bible and Wonderbook, and a

has illustrated 30-plus middle-grade novels,

has appeared in Lifetime movies, has served

three-time winner of the World Fantasy Award.

children’s picture books, commercials, toys,

as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and

His critically acclaimed fiction has been

and games.

wrote Prairie Tale: A Memoir.

translated into 20 languages.

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Babble’s top 100 blogs in 2013. Liddiard has

60 color photographs, 150 illustrations

100 color photographs

275 color and black-and-white illustrations

144 pages, 7¾ × 9¼"

208 pages, 7½ × 9½"

256 pages, 7 × 10"

Hardcover

Hardcover

Hardcover

RIGHTS: World

RIGHTS: World

RIGHTS: World

PUB MONTH: September

PUB MONTH: September

PUB MONTH: October

Craft

Cooking

ISBN 978-1-61769-045-7 ISBN 978-1-61769-045-7 US $24.95  CAN $27.95 52495 9 781617 690457

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Fantasy • Science Fiction ISBN 978-1-4197-0898-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0898-5 US $24.95  CAN $27.95 52495 9 781419 708985

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