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Birds

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BY TIM FLACH; TEXT BY RICHARD O. PRUM

Birds of the world are portrayed in all their colorful glory by Tim Flach, the world’s leading animal photographer

BIRDING IS HOT: According to the National Audubon Society, interest in birds and birding is at an all–time high. DAZZLING PHOTOGRAPHY: Flach’s beautifully produced books on animals have sold tens of thousands of copies to nature lovers and photography fans alike. BROAD AUDIENCE: With its extraordinary feather images, Birds will appeal beyond the nature audience to designers, artists, and scientists.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 336 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 13 13/32" - 337mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER NATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCIENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-4761-8 US $65.00 CAN $82.00 UK £45.00

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Radiating grace, intelligence, and humor, and always in motion, birds tantalize the human imagination. Working for years in his studio and the field, Tim Flach has portrayed nature’s most exquisite creatures alertly at rest or dramatically in flight, capturing intricate feather patterns and subtle coloration invisible to the naked eye. From familiar friends to marvelous rarities, Flach’s birds convey the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Here are all manner of songbirds, parrots, and birds of paradise; birds of prey, water birds, and theatrical domestic breeds. The brilliant ornithologist Richard O. Prum is our guide to this magical kingdom.

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Tim Flach’s mission as a photographer is to better connect people to the natural world. His previous books from Abrams include Endangered (2017), More Than Human (2012), Dogs (2010), and Equus (2008). An honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, he lives and works in London. Richard O. Prum is the author of The Evolution of Beauty (2017), named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A professor of ornithology at Yale University and MacArthur Fellow, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Feels Like Home

RELAXED INTERIORS FOR A MEANINGFUL LIFE BY LAUREN LIESS

The third design book from the TV and social media star and author of Habitat and Down to Earth, Feels Like Home explores the emotional connection that a home can have to a person’s life

SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD: Liess’s first two books, Habitat and Down to Earth, have sold more than 72,000 copies combined. MAJOR PLATFORM: Liess is a major figure in the design world and has starred in the HGTV show Best House on the Block with her husband. Since the publication of her first book in 2015, her social media platform has grown considerably, to more than 123,000 Instagram followers. EMOTIONAL CONTENT: Liess’s book explores the idea that a house is more than the “stuff” inside and the way that you design your home can inform the meaning and daily life you live. HUGE PUBLICITY AND MARKETING POTENTIAL: Liess also has strong, ongoing relationships with brands such as One Kings Lane, Chairish, and 1stDibs, as well as publications like Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, and House Beautiful. Her roots in Northern Virginia have also led to her being featured in the Washingtonian and the Washington Post.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations * 288 pages A house is a feeling. That is the conceit behind designer Lauren Liess’s third book, which explores the emotional connection between the way we decorate our homes and our daily lives. She advises readers to think beyond just the objects in their homes and explore how design informs an intentional, happy, and authentic life. The book includes practical design information, with never–before–seen case studies on a variety of homes including a beach cottage, a farmhouse, a home in the woods, a Spanish colonial, and other more traditional homes. Each case study explores a hardworking design aspect (such as proportion, scale, and color), while also focusing on the emotional aspect of the home. The chapters are inspired by the following themes: comfort, calm, excitement, belonging, carefree, love, and contentment. Lauren Liess is a decorator, textile designer, and founder of the popular design blog Pure Style Home. She is the author of Habitat (Abrams, 2015) and Down to Earth (Abrams, 2019). She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, where they star in the new HGTV show Best House on the Block.

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER INTERIOR DESIGN, DESIGN, HOUSE & GARDEN, HOUSE & HOME ISBN 978-1-4197-5119-6 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Habitat ISBN 978-1-4197-1785-7

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3819-7

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Style Comfort Home

HOW TO FIND YOUR STYLE AND DECORATE FOR HAPPINESS AND EASE BY ANDREW HOWARD

A family–friendly interior design book from design expert, dad, and funnyman Andrew Howard, perfect for everyone craving lively, easy–to–adopt design ideas that bring a breath of fresh air to home decor

SELLING POINTS FUN AND PRACTICAL: If you have been searching for polished–but–still–practical home design advice, this is the book for you! Howard’s relatable approach is full of creativity, humor, and fun—and offers fresh family– friendly, entertaining–friendly, and kid– and pet–friendly ideas for every room. FIRST HOME, FAMILY HOME, EMPTY NEST: Howard’s easy style works whether you are moving into your first “real” home, upsizing for a growing family or space to entertain, downsizing, or decorating a vacation home. DESIGN EXPERTISE: Howard is a skilled designer whose proven techniques will help you achieve the easy–care, beautiful home of your dreams.

SPECIFICATIONS * 185 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN, HOUSE & GARDEN, HOUSE & HOME ISBN 978-1-4197-5276-6 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

Andrew Howard knows that design books can be intimidating for the average homeowner, and he wants to change that. “Rooms that are designed with a capital D can seem out of reach,” says Andrew. “I think there has to be another way, a middle ground between DIY and high design. I want people to know there are things they can do right now to improve how they live, from placing the furniture in a way that is conducive to good conversation, to choosing the best paint colors, to finding art and accessories that make a house feel more like a home. These are all things that don’t have to cost a lot of money but can drastically change a space. There are so many easy, achievable, economical ways to make your home look great, and in this book I’m excited to share all I know about that with my readers.” Andrew Howard is an in–demand designer whose fresh voice and family–friendly interior designs have attracted a large audience and the attention of top shelter magazines. Howard lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Coastal Blues ISBN 978-1-4197-2480-0

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3076-4

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Slim Aarons: Style

SELLING POINTS

BY SHAWN WALDRON AND KATE BETTS; PHOTOGRAPHY BY SLIM AARONS AND GETTY IMAGES; FOREWORD BY JONATHAN ADLER

Glamorous fashions, personalities, and places captured by iconic photographer Slim Aarons

SUCCESSFUL SERIES: The great track record of the five previous Abrams books, which have sold more than 185,000 copies combined, shows that the appetite for the glamorous world of Slim Aarons is unstoppable. UNPUBLISHED IMAGES: 25 percent of the photographs included have not been published in previous Abrams titles. POPULAR SUBJECT: This book focuses on the designers and the utterly fashionable personalities Slim Aarons photographed, in all their luxury and style.

SPECIFICATIONS * 180 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * HC-Cloth with Jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER PHOTOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY, FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-4617-8 US $85.00 CAN $107.00 UK £60.00

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CARTON QTY: 6 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-474-3 Slim Aarons, at least according to the man himself, did not photograph fashion: “I didn’t do fashion. I did the people in their clothes that became the fashion.” But despite what he claimed, Aarons’s work is indelibly tied to fashion. Aarons’s incredibly influential photographs of high society and socialites being unambiguously themselves are still a source of inspiration for modern day style icons. Slim Aarons: Style showcases the photographs that both recorded and influenced the luminaries of the fashion world. This volume features early black–and–white fashion photography, as well as portraits of the fashionable elite—like Jacqueline de Ribes, C.Z. Guest, Nan Kempner, and Marisa Berenson—and those that designed the clothes, such as Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Mary McFadden, and Lilly Pulitzer. Featuring some never– before–seen images and detailed captions written by fashion historians, Slim Aarons: Style is a collection of the photographer's most stylish work.

ALSO AVAILABLE Slim Aarons: Women ISBN 978-1-4197-2242-4

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Slim Aarons (1916–2006) was among his generation’s most influential photographers. His photographs have appeared in countless magazines, including Town & Country, Life, and Holiday. Shawn Waldron is an archivist and curator with nearly 20 years of experience. Based in New York, he is currently the manager of the Slim Aarons Archive as well as the lead curator for the Getty Images Gallery, London, where he is responsible for a robust exhibition program that includes ten or more photography–based exhibitions annually. Kate Betts has been covering the world of style for 25 years, first as a reporter in the Paris bureau of Women’s Wear Daily, and later as an editor at Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Time magazine. The youngest person ever to serve as editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar, she is also the author of My Paris Dream and Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style. Betts lives in New York with her husband, the writer Chip Brown, and their two children.

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Supreme Actresses

ICONIC BLACK WOMEN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED HOLLYWOOD BY MARCELLAS REYNOLDS; FOREWORD BY GABRIELLE UNION

A comprehensive collection of photographs, interviews, and profiles of the most influential Black actresses who have worked in film, television, and theater

SELLING POINTS POWERHOUSE AUTHOR: Reynolds is an extremely hardworking and well–connected author. He continues to promote his first book, Supreme Models, nearly one year after publication and will do the same with Supreme Actresses. Reynolds has more than 12,000 Instagram followers and 19,000 Twitter followers. COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION: Supreme Actresses spans decades, beginning in the early 20th century with women like Hattie McDaniel, Josephine Baker, and Ethel Waters, and moving through the great triumphs and challenges of the years that followed. HIGH–PROFILE CONTRIBUTORS: Woven throughout the book are interviews with some of today’s top Black actresses who have destroyed prejudices, made history, and helped make the entertainment business the multi–billion–dollar industry that it is. Some of these women include Garcelle Beauvais, Jenifer Lewis, Kiersey Clemons, and Nia Long, among many others.

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm From the author of Supreme Models comes the first–ever art book dedicated to celebrating Black actresses and exploring their experiences in acting. Through stunning photographs, personal interviews, short biographies, and career milestones, Supreme Actresses chronicles the most influential Black actresses who have worked in film, television, and theater. From Hattie McDaniel, the first actress of color to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1939, to Dorothy Dandridge, the first actress of color to be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards in 1954. And from Ethel Waters, the first African American actress to be featured on an American sitcom in 1950, to Cicely Tyson, the first African American star of a TV drama in 1963. The performances by these talented actresses are ingrained into our memories. We experienced laughter, love, and loss with these women. But how did they begin their acting careers? Who were the first Black actresses who paved the way? What are their defining moments? What effects did racial prejudice have on their careers? Supreme Actresses remembers and celebrates the groundbreaking women who have been influencing culture for decades, reshaping the very standards of beauty in modern society. Marcellas Reynolds is a celebrity stylist, former model, and entertainment reporter whose work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Elle, British GQ, InStyle, British Vogue, and more. He makes regular appearances as a fashion pundit on ABC, BET, CBS, CNN, E!, NBC, and the UK’s ITV. Working extensively as a host for E! networks worldwide, Reynolds has appeared on some of their highest–rated series, including E! Live from the Red Carpet and Secrets of New York Fashion Week. He is also the author of Supreme Models. Reynolds lives in Los Angeles.

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* Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER PHOTOGRAPHY, ENTERTAINMENT, WOMEN'S HISTORY, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5627-6 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Supreme Models ISBN 978-1-4197-3614-8

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3294-2

US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Wayward

SELLING POINTS

STORIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS BURKARD

Breathtaking photographs and deeply personal stories from a leading adventure photographer, conservation advocate, and social media force

SOCIAL MEDIA JUGGERNAUT: Burkard has an incredibly impressive social media platform with 3.4 million followers on Instagram and more than 400,000 followers on Facebook. And he has mastered engaging with all of his fans in a way that will make them want to support him and his book. UNKNOWN STORY: While he is responsible for some of today's most widely viewed nature and surf photography, this is the first time that Burkard will be telling his story in the world of photography and conservation to his millions of fans. PARTNERSHIPS: Burkard has worked with top brands such as Honda, Sony, Patagonia, Montblanc, and many others to leverage his platform and story.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 336 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER PHOTOGRAPHY, MEMOIR ISBN 978-1-4197-3276-8 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

This book is a collection of short life lessons that lead into striking photo essays by one of the leading surf and adventure photographers of all time. It will feature breakout sections on cameras and technique and behind–the– scenes “making of” notes that will give photographers a unique look into an extraordinary life. In these essays, Chris discusses how he balances the nomadic life with his role as a father and husband. Chris is also in another unique position, as he travels to the most remote locations on earth while being tethered to the internet and social media. He will address the modern question: What does it mean to be an explorer in the digital age? Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the most remote expanses of earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Beaches ISBN 978-1-4197-2089-5

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3821-0

US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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Filipinx

HERITAGE RECIPES FROM THE DIASPORA BY ANGELA DIMAYUGA AND LIGAYA MISHAN; PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX LAU

Star chef Angela Dimayuga's highly anticipated cookbook of Filipinx–American recipes

SELLING POINTS POWERHOUSE CHEF: Named an Eater Young Gun in 2015 and nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Award in 2016, Dimayuga is a vital voice in today's culinary conversation. POPULAR TOPIC: Filipino food is having a moment, as the many Filipino restaurants in major urban centers around the country are becoming more popular and Filipino cookbooks continue to sell well. WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: Dimayuga has friends and supporters who are high–profile chefs, actors, directors, and journalists. This cookbook also includes interviews with award– winning novelist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn, gastronomic scientist Dr. Arielle Johnson, and supermodel and trans advocate Geena Rocero.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 288 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5038-0 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

In her debut cookbook, chef Angela Dimayuga shares her passion for the food of her heritage with home cooks everywhere. Filipinx is filled with more than 100 deeply personal dishes—the meals that continue to define home for her and the more than four million Filipino people in the United States. Through Dimayuga’s compelling recipes and stories, this book tells the tale of how she learned to cook from her mother in Southern California and became a classically trained chef of French cooking before finally learning to love to cook food from the Philippines. Dimayuga's creative cooking puts a fresh spin on classic recipes. For example, chicken adobo, perhaps the most familiar Filipino dish, is built on a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, and coconut milk, all pantry staples—but swap bright citrus juice for the vinegar and add a little butter in place of the coconut milk, and you’ve got Dimayuga’s marinade for rib eye steaks. These are the punches of flavor and inspired recipes that all home cooks have been longing for. The definitive resource to this essential cuisine, Filipinx shares exciting and approachable recipes everyone will wholeheartedly embrace in their own kitchens. Angela Dimayuga rose to prominence in the culinary sphere as the executive chef of Mission Chinese Food in New York. Dimayuga was also the creative director of food and culture of The Standard International Hotel Group and of No Bar in New York. She has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Bon Appetit, The Cut, Interview magazine, and many other outlets. She lives in New York. Ligaya Mishan is the Hungry City columnist for the New York Times and a contributing editor at T Magazine, and has written for the New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. She lives in New York.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Xi'an Famous Foods ISBN 978-1-4197-4752-6

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The New Native Kitchen

CELEBRATING MODERN RECIPES OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN BY FREDDIE BITSOIE AND JAMES O. FRAIOLI; PHOTOGRAPHY BY QUENTIN BACON

Modern Indigenous cuisine from the renowned Native foods educator and chef of Mitsitam Café at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

SELLING POINTS ESSENTIAL CUISINE: This book is the first major Native American trade cookbook published in the last ten years. A wide–ranging and varied cookbook, The New Native Kitchen is long overdue and offers a fresh approach to Indigenous cooking. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Bitsoie has been featured in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Native Peoples magazine, and Indian Country Today, and has spoken at universities like Harvard, Princeton, Indiana, and BYU. INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: The Smithsonian is committed to supporting The New Native Kitchen, and Bitsoie's relationship with the National Museum of the American Indian makes him a leading figure in Indigenous cuisine.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 288 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FOOD & WINE, REFERENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-5355-8 From Freddie Bitsoie, the executive chef at Mitsitam Native Foods Café at the Smithsonian’s Natural Museum of the American Indian, and James Beard Award–winning author James O. Fraioli, The New Native Kitchen is a celebration of Indigenous cuisine. Offering delicious dishes like Cherrystone Clam Soup from the Northeastern Wampanoag and Spice–Rubbed Pork Tenderloin from the Pueblo peoples, Bitsoie showcases the variety of flavor and culinary history from 566 federally recognized tribes and provides modern interpretations of 100 recipes that have long fed this country. Recipes like Chocolate Bison Chili, Prickly Pear Sweet Pork Chops, and Sumac Seared Trout with Onion and Bacon Sauce combine the old with the new, holding fast to traditions while also experimenting with modern methods. In this essential cookbook, Bitsoie shares his expertise and culinary insights into Native American cooking and suggests new approaches for every home cook. With recipes as varied as the tribes that inspired them, The New Native Kitchen celebrates the Indigenous heritage of American cuisine. Freddie Bitsoie is a proud Navajo and an award–winning chef. He is the executive chef of Mitsitam Native Foods Café, located inside Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Bitsoie was previously the executive chef of Fire Rock Casino and is the winner of the Smithsonian’s Native Chef Competition. He has contributed to a number of Native American cookbooks, including America: The Cookbook (Phaidon, 2017) and James Beard Award–winner Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). He lives in Washington, D.C. James O. Fraioli is a James Beard Award–winning author with nearly 40 books to his credit. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Oaxaca ISBN 978-1-4197-3542-4

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3815-9

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Cheese Sex Death

A BIBLE FOR THE CHEESE OBSESSED BY ERIKA KUBICK

From lauded cheesemonger and creator of the popular blog Cheese Sex Death, a bible for everything you need to know about cheese

SELLING POINTS ACCESSIBLE, PLAYFUL CONTENT: Erika Kubick's gorgeous photography and funny, pun–filled language are approachable and relatable, breaking down the barrier between novice cheese lover and snobbish connoisseur. POPULAR SUBJECT: There has been a dramatic rise in cheese consumption, particularly in the United States, and many millennials are turning away from processed cheese in favor of bolder, artisanal flavors. This book will be a must–have for all cheese lovers, which includes almost everyone. PROVOCATIVE DESIGN: This book is filled with irresistible photography and has an artful, clever, and fun aesthetic that is utterly gift–worthy.

SPECIFICATIONS * 75 color photographs and illustrations

* 352 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5354-1 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

For many people, the world of artisan cheese is an intriguing but intimidating place. There are so many strange smells, unusual textures, exotic names, and rules for serving. Where should a neophyte begin? From evangelist cheesemonger Erika Kubick, this comprehensive book guides readers to become confident connoisseurs and worshippers of Cheesus. A preacher of the curd word, Kubick provides the Ten Commandments of Cheese, which breaks down this complex world into simplified bites. A welcoming sanctuary devoted to making cheese a daily part of life and gatherings, this book explores the many different styles of cheese by type, profiling commonly found and affordable wedges as well as the more rare and refined of rinds. Kubick offers divine recipes that cover everything from everyday crowd pleasers (think mac and cheese and baked brie) to festive feasts fit for holidays and gatherings. This cheese devotee outlines the perfect cheese plate formula and offers inventive yet easy–to– execute beverage pairings, including wine, beer, spirits, and non–alcoholic drinks. These heavenly spreads and recipes wring maximum indulgence out of minimal effort and expense. Filled with seductive photography and audacious prose, Cheese Sex Death is a delightfully approachable guide to artisan cheese that will make just about anyone worship at the altar of Cheesus.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Big Macs & Burgundy ISBN 978-1-4197-4491-4

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Erika Kubick is the creator of the Chicago–based Cheese Sex Death. A former cheesemonger at the acclaimed cheese shop Pastoral, she is a cheese preacher devoted to educating and exciting cheese lovers everywhere. Kubick launched Cheese Sex Death in 2015 as a blog, and has amassed a following of more than 50,000 readers. Cheese Sex Death has since evolved into a cheese advocacy and events company, offering tastings, classes, private parties, merch, and more. Kubick lives in Chicago.

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Peace, Love, and Pasta

SIMPLE AND ELEGANT RECIPES FROM A CHEF'S HOME KITCHEN BY SCOTT CONANT

From award–winning chef and star of Chopped Scott Conant, a cookbook of restaurant–quality Italian meals that you can make easily in your home kitchen

RIGHTS: North America, UK + Terr., English SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED AUTHOR WITH BIG PLATFORM: Conant is a James Beard Award winner whose restaurants have earned rave reviews from the New York Times. He has more than 800,000 followers across social media platforms and has been a judge on the Food Network's Chopped since the series began in 2009. BUILDING ON SUCCESS: His last cookbook—about his restaurant Scarpetta—sold more than 20,000 copies, and this book is poised to build on that success with a broader focus specifically for home cooks. GETTING PERSONAL: In this book, Conant frames the recipes by telling his own story for the first time, from his rise in the food scene and expansive career to his own childhood and journey as a father to two daughters. His fans are sure to leap at the chance to get to know the man behind the celebrity.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

Thirty–five years into an illustrious career of restaurant openings across the country, widespread acclaim, and frequent appearances on the Food Network’s Chopped and many other shows, Scott Conant has returned home to create his most personal cookbook yet. Meals cooked from simple, fresh ingredients were staples of Conant’s childhood in a New England family with roots in Southern Italy. From his grandparents’ garden to the dinner table, he learned early on to appreciate the nuances of different flavors and ingredients, and the strong connection between food and family. Focusing on these foods Conant grew up with and the ones he makes for his loved ones today, Peace, Love, and Pasta compiles simple, fresh, and flavorful Italian recipes for the home cook to bring to their own family’s table. These recipes are built on the art of cooking for love, fascination with flavors and ingredients, and the simple pleasures of taste and conviviality. Chef, cookbook author, and TV personality Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating culinary experiences with thoughtful hospitality and soulful cuisine. He is the chef and owner of Italian–American dining destination The Americano in Scottsdale, Arizona; Mora Italian, a modern osteria in Phoenix, Arizona; and Cellaio, an Italian steakhouse at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, New York. Conant has published three cookbooks, including the acclaimed Bold Italian in 2008, and is a longtime recurring judge on Food Network’s Chopped, host of the spin–off series Chopped Sweets, and frequent cohost on Beat Bobby Flay.

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FOOD & WINE, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-4736-6 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE It's Not Complicated ISBN 978-1-4197-4853-0

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Gabriel Kreuther

THE SPIRIT OF ALSACE, A COOKBOOK BY GABRIEL KREUTHER WITH MICHAEL RUHLMAN; PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVAN SUNG; FOREWORD BY JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN

From award–winning chef Gabriel Kreuther, the definitive cookbook on rustic French cooking from Alsace

SELLING POINTS RENOWNED CHEF: Kreuther is one of New York’s most celebrated chefs. Serious foodies and professionals will be clamoring for this luxe cookbook. DESTINATION RESTAURANT: Kreuther’s eponymous restaurant is a New York institution. It has won two Michelin stars and other accolades, including the AAA Five Diamond Award and three stars from the New York Times. The restaurant is also a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux. VIBRANT CUISINE: Alsatian cooking is a distinct, delicious type of French food that has rarely been celebrated in cookbook form. This will be the definitive look from a true master.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 368 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-4782-3 US $60.00 CAN $75.00 UK £45.00

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-470-5 Gabriel Kreuther is the cookbook fans of the James Beard Award–winning chef have long been waiting for. From one of the most respected chefs in the United States, this cookbook showcases the recipes inspired by Kreuther’s French–Swiss–German training and refined global style, one that embraces the spirits of both Alsace, his homeland, and of New York City, his adopted home. Sharing his restaurant creations and interpretations of traditional Alsatian dishes, Kreuther will teach the proper techniques for making every dish, whether simple or complex, a success. Recipes include everything from the chef's take on classic Alsatian food like the delicious Flammekueche (or Tarte Flambée) and hearty Baeckeoffe (a type of casserole stew) to modern dishes like the flavorful Roasted Button Mushroom Soup served with Toasted Chorizo Raviolis and the decadent Salmon Roe Beggar’s Purse garnished with Gold Leaf. Featuring personal stories from the chef's childhood in France and career in New York as well as stunning photography, Gabriel Kreuther is the definitive resource for Alsatian cooking worthy of fine dining.

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ISBN 978-1-4197-4763-2

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James Beard Award winner Gabriel Kreuther is the executive chef of his eponymous restaurant, which opened in New York City in 2015. A recipient of two Michelin stars, Kreuther has garnered accolades from every major food critic and culinary media outlet. He’s been inducted into Relais & Châteaux’s restaurant association and is a member of the Bocuse d’Or Culinary Council. Kreuther has also served as the executive chef at The Modern in the MOMA and the Atelier at the Ritz Carlton. Michael Ruhlman is the author of critically acclaimed books including Grocery (Abrams, 2017) and From Scratch (Abrams, 2019). He has collaborated on several bestselling restaurant cookbooks, including The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, and Alinea.

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Arty Parties

AN ENTERTAINING COOKBOOK FROM THE CREATOR OF SALAD FOR PRESIDENT BY JULIA SHERMAN

In her follow–up cookbook to Salad for President, artist, chef, and social media star Julia Sherman explores how artists entertain, with recipes and ideas for inspired get–togethers

SELLING POINTS TRACK RECORD: Salad for President has sold over 20,000 copies, and continues to sell. INFLUENTIAL AUTHOR: Julia Sherman is well–connected force of nature with a distinct eye. She’s hosted salad gardens at New York's MoMA PS1, Los Angeles's Getty Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, and has been featured in numerous publications, including Food & Wine, the New York Times, Lucky Peach, Monocle, Cherry Bombe, and Bon Appétit. GORGEOUS PACKAGE: Filled with gorgeous four–color photographs and lavishly packaged, this is more than just a cookbook—it's a book designed to fit alongside beloved art books.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations * 304 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FOOD & WINE, ENTERTAINING ISBN 978-1-4197-4785-4 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

Julia Sherman knows how to throw a party. She’s hosted a 200–person book launch in the aisles of a corner supermarket, a New York crawfish boil to the accompaniment of a punk–rock marching band, and potluck dinners on museum rooftops. She’s thrown a party in an underground restaurant in Tokyo and a taco party in a third–generation ceramics factory in Guadalajara. But the events she loves most are the ones that happen in the comfort of her own home. With this book, Sherman shows you how to open up your hearth to friends and be the architect of your own uniquely memorable bash. Uninterested in codified markers of good taste, this book will not instruct you on how to properly set a table or fold starched white linen. Instead, Sherman reveals that modern gatherings are less about “getting it right” and more about creating unpretentious and genuine experiences that build community. Featuring colorful food that is confident in its simplicity, Sherman shares easy–to–follow recipes that value imaginative flavor combinations over complexity: dishes like sliced melon and fried sage; cucumbers with tahini and sriracha; and radishes with miso–ghee. This book also invites readers into the idiosyncratic gatherings of internationally acclaimed artists, from Paris for an intimate dinner in an artist’s atelier, to a Jamaican feast in Harlem. Woven throughout are Sherman’s own home–grown events starring food that is relatable yet chic. Utterly unique and beautifully designed, Arty Parties is a guide to creating meaningful experiences that nourish both the host and their guests.

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Julia Sherman is an artist, photographer, and the creator of Salad for President. In addition to her culinary work, Sherman is an exhibiting mixed–media artist. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University. Sherman is the author of Salad for President (Abrams, 2017). She lives in Pasadena, California.

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Southern Living 2021 Annual Recipes AN ENTIRE YEAR OF RECIPES

BY THE EDITORS OF SOUTHERN LIVING

Southern Living graciously invites you to enjoy the latest annual compilation of top–rated recipes from the editors of Southern Living magazine—now in full color

SELLING POINTS FULL–COLOR, COLLECTIBLE SERIES: Featuring every recipe from an entire year of the magazine, these annuals are reader favorites that are eagerly collected by home cooks and food lovers everywhere. The series is now in full color, to the delight of readers and fans. SOUTHERN COOKING AUTHORITY:Southern Living continues to define Southern cuisine. Authentic southern recipes from the magazine’s legendary test kitchen make this the go–to Southern cookbook, year after year. BELOVED BRAND: A great addition to the shelf of cookbooks you actually use from the most trusted southern brand, serving its readership for more than 50 years.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 368 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: DECEMBER FOOD & WINE, ENTERTAINING ISBN 978-1-4197-5796-9 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

The editors at Southern Living magazine share beautifully photographed, step–by–step recipes for regionally inspired dishes, from quick and easy meals to family favorites to special–occasion treats. For decades, Southern Living Annual Recipes has collected every recipe from an entire year’s worth of Southern Living magazine in a single, complete volume, creating an indispensable companion for devoted readers and an inspiring discovery for all who know and trust the authority that Southern Living magazine brings to great Southern cooking. Along with the go–to southern recipes cooks crave—delicious Sunday suppers, mouthwatering desserts, regional favorites, and traditional holiday meals—readers will find helpful tips and creative menus from the legendary Southern Living Test Kitchen. A special bonus section presents a surprise selection of reader–favorite recipes that cannot be found anywhere else.

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Southern Living brings enjoyment, fulfillment, and inspiration to more than 16 million readers by celebrating the best of the Southern lifestyle.

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2021 Christmas with Southern Living INSPIRED IDEAS FOR HOLIDAY COOKING & DECORATING BY THE EDITORS OF SOUTHERN LIVING

From the editors at Southern Living, warm and welcoming holiday recipes and creative ideas for decorating, entertaining, and handmade gifts

SELLING POINTS HOLIDAY FAVORITE: Nobody does Christmas like Southern Living, and the Christmas book is a beloved holiday tradition that helps readers create memorable holidays for family and friends. IDEABOOK: Make merry with creative new recipes and holiday decorations for inside and outside your home, including sparkling designs for tabletops and centerpieces, mantels, wreaths, and trees. GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Along with dozens of kitchen tips and entertaining ideas, a special gifts–from–the–kitchen section will have your holiday present list finished in no time.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY, ENTERTAINING, DECORATIVE ARTS, FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5797-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.99

ËxHSLELJy757976z Discover fun and creative new ways to decorate, entertain, and handcraft gifts for the holidays. Sparkling menus and easy décor ideas, along with more than 100 brand–new recipes from the professionals of the South's most trusted kitchen, make entertaining a breeze for celebrations of all sizes. Inside, the editors of Southern Living reveal their favorite cooking tips and make–ahead secrets that take the pressure off hosting and put the focus on family and friends. There is also a special gifts–from–the–kitchen section with recipes for treats to wrap and share. More than 200 photographs show off dazzling holiday decorations and table settings to try, plus inspired designs for holiday wreaths, trees, centerpieces, and mantel arrangements. Christmas with Southern Living is the go–to resource for everything you need to make your holiday bright. Southern Living brings enjoyment, fulfillment, and inspiration to more than 16 million readers by celebrating the best of the Southern lifestyle. For more than three decades, Christmas with Southern Living has been the most dependable, comprehensive, and up–to–date guide to the holidays.

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RIGHTS: World English

Home Made Basics

SIMPLE RECIPES, MADE FROM SCRATCH BY YVETTE VAN BOVEN

From acclaimed cookbook author and illustrator Yvette van Boven, a comprehensive kitchen resource for making hundreds of simple dishes from scratch

SELLING POINTS TRACK RECORD: Yvette van Boven's previous cookbooks have sold more than 110,000 copies combined. STUNNING PACKAGE: Home Made Basics is a uniquely beautiful and comprehensive cooking resource that harkens back to the appeal of the original Home Made, but with a focus on simple but delicious recipes. If van Boven were to write The Joy of Cooking, this would be it! PUBLICITY COVERAGE: Readers everywhere have fallen in love with van Boven’s previous books. Numerous outlets have covered van Boven and her cookbooks, including DailyCandy, People magazine, Bon Appétit, Wall Street Journal, Design*Sponge, Eater, and more.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color photographs * 464 pages * WIDTH: 8 7/8" - 225mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5551-4 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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In her latest cookbook, Yvette van Boven shares step–by–step explanations for the foundational dishes that can transform how you cook and what you eat at home. Accompanied by her signature illustrations and beautiful photography, van Boven offers more than 400 recipes for delightful dishes that tell you how to make everything: simple dressings, vegetables, pastas, gnocchi, tortillas, perfectly poached eggs, and much more. Whether you're new to cooking or an experienced home chef, this cookbook teaches you to make satisfying food without a lot of fuss or complicated ingredients. In her unique and friendly voice, the author guides you through every step of cooking simple, well–made everyday meals. A staple for everyone who loves to cook at home, Home Made Basics offers fresh, healthy, and original meals you'll want to make all year round. Yvette van Boven has written several successful cookbooks, including Home Made, Home Made Winter, Home Made Summer, Home Baked, Home Made Christmas, and Home Made in the Oven. In the Netherlands, van Boven is well– known for her TV program, Cooking with Van Boven, her weekly features in Libelle and Volkskrant magazine, and her tasty contributions to Delicious. magazine. She illustrates and designs all of her books herself, and her husband, Oof Verschuren, takes all the pictures. She lives in Amsterdam.

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Louis Vuitton

SELLING POINTS

EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGES BY FRANCISCA MATTÉOLI

A beautifully illustrated journey through the history of travel—and traveling in style—from one of the world’s preeminent fashion brands

STRONG SALES TRACK: Abrams has a proven track record with the previous Louis Vuitton books, which have netted a combined total of more than 106,000 copies across seven titles to date. BRAND SUPPORT: Louis Vuitton is an official partner for this title, which is fully illustrated with more than 300 photographs from their archives. BEAUTIFUL PACKAGE: Similar to World Tour, this luxurious book, with an edge stain, foil stamping, debossing, ribbon marker, and front cover tip–on, is a great gift.

SPECIFICATIONS * 370 color photographs and illustrations * 448 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5786-0 US $75.00 CAN $94.00 UK £55.00

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The mid–19th and early 20th centuries heralded new means of transport and equipment and, with them, new and original ways of exploring the world. Transatlantic liners, automobiles, long–haul airplanes, zeppelins, and express trains unfurled new horizons and changed travel itself into an adventure. Distant lands were no longer solely accessible to aristocrats, explorers, and adventurers. Instead, the world opened up to new groups of people eager to circumvent the globe. And for many of these new globetrotters, traveling was synonymous with Louis Vuitton, the French label whose iconic and functional luggage trunks could be found on nearly every boat, plane, car, and train around the world. In this beautiful book, author Francisca Mattéoli recounts 50 tales of thrilling travel undertaken in every possible mode of transit, from the hot air balloon to the space shuttle, each lavishly illustrated with more than 300 historical photographs and ephemera from Louis Vuitton’s official archives. Louis Vuitton: Extraordinary Voyages is a journey all its own—an evocative and transporting account of the most surprising and transformative trips taken since the 19th century. Francisca Mattéoli is an internationally published and award–winning travel writer who has contributed to Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic, among other publications. Her books have been published in more than ten countries and translated in several languages worldwide. Her many books on the world of travel include World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston–Louis Vuitton (Abrams, 2013) and Map Stories: The Art of Discovery (Ilex Press, 2016). Chilean, with a Scottish mother, she lives in Paris.

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Chanel No5

SELLING POINTS

STORY OF A PERFUME BY PAULINE DREYFUS

A stunning two–book set, presented in a deluxe box that celebrates the most beloved fragrance in the world: Chanel No5

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: For the first time, Chanel opens its archives to reveal the history of Chanel No5. TIMELY RELEASE: 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the bestselling perfume. SPECIAL PACKAGE: Presented in a high–end box package inspired by the proportions of the original perfume, this two–book set will be a must–have for all those interested in luxury, perfume, and fashion. ALL–ENCOMPASSING REFERENCE: Chanel No5 showcases iconic campaign images as well as previously unseen material.

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 color photographs * 426 pages * WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 12 7/8" - 327mm * Two-volume set, hardcover with slipcase PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER FASHION, PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5027-4 US $200.00 CAN $250.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Arguably the most famous perfume in the world—most memorably endorsed by Marilyn Monroe—Chanel No5 continues to fascinate and claim millions of devotees around the world. Created in 1921 by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, the perfume was one of the first to use synthetics. To complement her pioneering fashion, Chanel wanted to give the modern woman “a perfume, but an artificial perfume . . . not rose or lily of the valley . . . a perfume that is compound,” presented in a distinctively pared–back glass bottle that would become an icon in its own right. Presented in two volumes—a book dedicated to the early years of Chanel No5 from 1921 to 1945 and a volume exploring the period in which Chanel No5 went truly global, from the postwar years to today—Chanel No5 explores the evolution of the perfume’s packaging, composition, manufacture, and marketing, with unprecedented access to the Chanel archives and those tasked with creating the fragrance today. The world’s leading creatives have lent their talents to the perfume’s advertising campaigns, which feature prominently in the book, from photographers such as Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton, to film directors including Ridley Scott and Baz Luhrmann, and stylish muses—Gabrielle Chanel herself, as well as Suzy Parker, Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, Gisele Bündchen, Lily–Rose Depp, and Marion Cotillard. Presented in a high–end package inspired by the original perfume box, Chanel No5 will delight lovers of luxury, fashion, and perfume.

Chanel: The Making of a Collection ISBN 978-1-4197-4008-4

US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £26.99

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Pauline Dreyfus is a writer and novelist. Among her prize–winning works of fiction are Immortel, enfin, which was awarded the Prix des Deux Magots in 2013, and Ce sont des choses qui arrivent, which won the Prix Albert Cohen in 2015. She has also written a biography of the author Paul Morand, which was published in 2020. She lives in Paris.

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Fast Company Innovation by Design

CREATIVE IDEAS THAT TRANSFORM THE WAY WE LIVE AND WORK BY STEPHANIE MEHTA AND THE EDITORS OF FAST COMPANY

Fast Company, the world’s leading business media brand, offers a comprehensive and vibrant look at the way design has permeated all areas of life and work

SELLING POINTS AUTHORITATIVE VOICE: Fast Company is one of the leading voices in both the design and business spaces. With more than 2.3 million Twitter followers and nearly 650,000 Instagram followers, the brand is trusted as a resource for right– and left– brained thinkers alike. FAR–REACHING TOPICS: The chapters address a wide variety of design issues, including design in Silicon Valley, design for the home, branding, design for cities, retail design, and designing for good. HIGH–PROFILE CONTRIBUTOR: Millman’s podcast, Design Matters, was one of the world’s very first podcasts. Over the past 15 years, Millman has interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers, and cultural commentators about the arc of their creative lives.

SPECIFICATIONS * Four-color design; 75 color photographs * 256 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER DESIGN, BUSINESS, GRAPHIC DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4991-9 Design has become a critical part of doing business in today’s economy. Some of the most innovative companies in tech—Apple, Airbnb, Google, Tesla, and many more—have made human–centered design a hallmark of their brands. From fashion to architecture to office plans, and from digital processes to artisanal craftsmanship, design is having a moment in business. Or maybe business is finally having its design moment. Fast Company Innovation by Design highlights the people, companies, and trends that have steadily advanced design to the forefront of the business conversation. Drawing from Fast Company’s vast library of stories that chronicle innovation in technology, leadership, world–changing ideas, and creativity, this lively book is urgent reading for any anyone seeking to understand the ways that design is fundamentally changing and enhancing business and daily life. A focus on “green” and socially conscious design draws attention to creative solutions to the most pressing concerns we face today. Stephanie Mehta was named editor in chief of Fast Company magazine in February 2018. She has previously worked at Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in New York. Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world–changing ideas, creativity, and design. Debbie Millman is a writer, designer, educator, artist, brand consultant, and host of the podcast Design Matters. She was named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA. She is the author of six books, including How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Millman is also the cofounder of the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Draplin Design Co. ISBN 978-1-4197-2017-8

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David Fincher: Mind Games BY ADAM NAYMAN; PRODUCED BY LITTLE WHITE LIES

An illustrated critical survey of Academy Award–nominated director David Fincher’s career, covering everything from his groundbreaking music videos through his latest films and TV series

SELLING POINTS FILM FAN FAVORITE: Fincher is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. This book features a critical overview of Fincher’s career, alongside interviews with his closest collaborators, original illustrations, still–frames, and archival material. IN THE NEWS: Fincher’s latest feature, Mank, his first since 2014’s Gone Girl, premiered on Netflix in November 2020, and the book will include detailed coverage of the film, including behind–the–scenes photographs and still–frames. CONTINUED COLLABORATION: David Fincher: Mind Games is written and produced by the same creative team behind The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together and Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color phoographs and illustrations throughout

* 304 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE, ART, FILM ISBN 978-1-4197-5341-1 David Fincher: Mind Games is the definitive critical and visual survey of the Academy Award– and Golden Globe–nominated works of director David Fincher. From feature films Alien 3, Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, and Mank through his MTV clips for Madonna and the Rolling Stones and the Netflix series House of Cards and Mindhunter, each chapter weaves production history with original critical analysis, as well as with behind the scenes photography, still–frames, and original illustrations from Little White Lies' international team of artists and graphic designers. Mind Games also features interviews with Fincher's frequent collaborators, including Jeff Cronenweth, Angus Wall, Laray Mayfield, Holt McCallany, Howard Shore and Erik Messerschmidt. Grouping Fincher's work around themes of procedure, imprisonment, paranoia, prestige and relationship dynamics, Mind Games is styled as an investigation into a filmmaker obsessed with investigation, and the design will shift to echo case files within a larger psychological profile. Adam Nayman is the author of Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks (Abrams, 2020) and The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together (Abrams, 2018) and is a contributing editor to Cinema Scope. Little White Lies is one of the world's pre–eminent film magazines, pairing a unique editorial angle with beautiful illustrations and world–class design.

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US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £30.00

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-244-2

ALSO AVAILABLE The Coen Brothers ISBN 978-1-4197-2740-5

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THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION

The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch BY MATT ZOLLER SEITZ; ILLUSTRATED BY MAX DALTON

The official behind–the–scenes companion to The French Dispatch and the latest volume in the bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS HIGH–PROFILE TALENT: Exclusive interviews with director Wes Anderson and his collaborators guide the reader through the making of the film starring Timothée Chalamet, Kate Winslet, Jeffrey Wright, Elisabeth Moss, Benicio del Toro, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Defoe, and many others. MAJOR MEDIA TIE–IN: Release will coincide with awards season, where The French Dispatch is sure to garner attention. BEHIND–THE–SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, AND EPHEMERA PORTFOLIO: Exclusive photographs from the set, script excerpts, storyboards, animatics, location–scouting photos, and other production materials illuminate the making of The French Dispatch in vivid detail.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color illustrations and photographs

* 256 pages

* WIDTH: 9 3/8" - 238mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY FILM, ART, POP CULTURE, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5064-9 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00

The French Dispatch—the tenth feature film from writer–director Wes Anderson—is a love letter to journalists set at the titular American newspaper in the fictional 20th–century French city of Ennui–sur–Blasé. The film stars a number of Anderson's frequent collaborators, including Bill Murray as the newspaper's editor in chief; Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand, as well as new players Jeffrey Wright, Benicio del Toro, Léa Seydoux, and Timothée Chalamet, who bring to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine. In this latest one–volume entry in The Wes Anderson Collection series— the only book to take readers behind the scenes of The French Dispatch— everything that goes into bringing Anderson's trademark style, meticulous compositions, and exacting production design to the screen is revealed in detail. Written by film and television critic and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz, The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch presents the complete story behind the film’s conception, anecdotes about the making of the film, and behind–the–scenes photos, production materials, and artwork. Matt Zoller Seitz is the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com; the TV critic for New York magazine; the author of The Wes Anderson Collection, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Oliver Stone Experience, and Mad Men Carousel; and the coauthor of The Sopranos Sessions. He is based in New York City.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-117-9

ALSO AVAILABLE The Wes Anderson Collection ISBN 978-0-8109-9741-7 US $45.00 CAN $60.00 UK £35.00

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US $37.50 CAN $47.50 UK £25.00

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Fun City Cinema

NEW YORK CITY AND THE MOVIES THAT MADE IT BY JASON BAILEY; FOREWORD BY MATT ZOLLER SEITZ

A visual history of 100 years of filmmaking in New York City, featuring exclusive interviews with NYC filmmakers

SELLING POINTS RESPECTED VOICE IN FILM CRITICISM: Bailey’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Vulture, Slate, and Vice. FAN APPEAL: Some of the greatest film directors of all time have shot on location in New York City, and the stories they told have become iconic representations of life in Big Apple. The detailed production histories behind the works of Jules Dassin (The Naked City), Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver), and Spike Lee (25th Hour) will draw in many readers. HIGH–PROFILE CONTRIBUTORS: Features original interviews with Noah Baumbach, Larry Clark, Greta Gerwig, Walter Hill, Jerry Schatzberg, Martin Scorsese, Susan Seidelman, Oliver Stone, Jennifer Westfeldt and many more filmmaking luminaries. PODCAST CO–PROMOTION: Bailey’s recently launched companion podcast to Fun City Cinema has already featured guests from MSNBC, the New York Times, and Rolling Stone, and he will continue to produce the podcast throughout the book’s launch window and use it for cross–promotion.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs Fun City Cinema gives readers an in–depth look at how the rise, fall, and resurrection of New York City was captured and chronicled in ten iconic Gotham films across ten decades: The Jazz Singer (1927), King Kong (1933), The Naked City (1948), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Taxi Driver (1976), Wall Street (1987), Kids (1995), 25th Hour (2002), and Frances Ha (2012). A visual history of a great American city in flux, Fun City Cinema reveals how these classic films and legendary filmmakers took their inspiration from New York City’s grittiness and splendor, creating what we can now view as “accidental documentaries” of the city’s modes and moods. In addition to the extensively researched and reported text, the book includes both historical photographs and ephemera, as well as still–frames, behind–the–scenes photos, production materials from each film and original interviews with Noah Baumbach, Larry Clark, Greta Gerwig, Walter Hill, Jerry Schatzberg, Martin Scorsese, Susan Seidelman, Oliver Stone, and Jennifer Westfeldt. Extensive "Now Playing" sidebars spotlight a handful of each decade’s additional films of note. Jason Bailey is a film critic and historian. A graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, his work has appeared at the New York Times, Vulture, Slate,VICE, Flavorwire, The Atlantic, Salon, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Playlist, The Dissolve, and Crooked Marquee. He lives in the Bronx with his wife and two daughters. Fun City Cinema is his fifth book. Matt Zoller Seitz is an editor–at–large for RogerEbert.com; the TV critic for New York magazine; the author of The Wes Anderson Collection, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Oliver Stone Experience, and Mad Men Carousel; and the coauthor of The Sopranos Sessions. He is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and New York City.

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* 352 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10 7/8" - 276mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FILM, ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4781-6 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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The Man Who Leapt Through Film THE ART OF MAMORU HOSODA

BY CHARLES SOLOMON; ILLUSTRATED BY MAMORU HOSODA

An illustrated overview of writer/director/animator Mamoru Hosoda’s Academy Award–nominated movies and career, including previously unpublished storyboards, background paintings, character designs, and concept art

SELLING POINTS UNIQUE IN THE MARKET: This direct collaboration among Studio Chizu, Mamoru Hosoda, and author Charles Solomon (The Art of WolfWalkers) will be a well– researched and beautifully illustrated visual survey of the complete works of one of anime’s most celebrated directors. CONCEPT ART PORTFOLIO: Featuring hundreds of never– before–seen sketches, storyboards, and background paintings from Mirai, The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SUBJECT: Hosoda is among the most well–known and respected contemporary anime directors, and this book will give insight into his creative process, as well as into the development of some of the most beloved anime films and series of the new millennium. NEW MOVIE: The book will be timed to the release of Hosoda’s new, currently untitled feature film, which is tentatively scheduled for release in North America in November 2021.

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 color illustrations * 272 pages Journey into the mind and creative process of one of the most celebrated anime directors working today with The Man Who Leapt Through Film: The Art of Mamoru Hosoda. Written by renowned animation critic and historian Charles Solomon (The Art of WolfWalkers, Abrams 2020) and featuring exclusive interviews alongside hundreds of never–before–seen sketches, storyboards, background paintings, character designs, and concept art, this is the ultimate companion piece to Hosoda’s work. Writer/director/animator Maroru Hosoda’s work includes the Academy Award–nominated Mirai (2018); The Boy and the Beast (2015); Wolf Children (2012); Summer Wars (2009); and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). He is the cofounder of Studio Chizu, one of Japan’s premier animation studios. Charles Solomon is the author of more than a dozen books on the art and making of animated films and television specials. His recent credits include The Art of WolfWalkers (Abrams, 2020), The Art of Toy Story 3, The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation, The Art of Frozen, and the Song of the Sea Artbook, which he wrote in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon cofounder Tomm Moore. Solomon lives in Los Angeles.

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE, ART, DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-5372-5 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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Madly Marvelous

THE COSTUMES OF THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL BY DONNA ZAKOWSKA

From the award–winning costume designer of Amazon Prime Video’s T he Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a collection of the show’s costumes, with never–before–seen photography, sketches, production stills, and more

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING SHOW: Author Donna Zakowska won the 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Period Costumes for her work on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was among the eight Emmys the show received that year. CELEBRITY CONTRIBUTIONS: Includes commentary from the people both in front of and behind the camera, such as Amy Sherman–Palladino (creator and showrunner), Dan Palladino, and Rachel Brosnahan. AMAZON PRIME VIDEO SUPPORT: This book is fully authorized by Amazon Prime Video, who will contribute photography from the show. Prime Video will also support the book and help promote it upon publication, alongside the showrunner and stars.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color photographs and illustrations * 304 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER FASHION, POP CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-4441-9 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

Amazon Prime Video’s Emmy– and Golden Globe–winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel centers on Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a 1950s New York City woman whose seemingly perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn, taking her from a comfortable life on Riverside Drive through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she embarks on a groundbreaking standup comedy career. Created by Amy Sherman–Palladino (creator and showrunner of Gilmore Girls), and starring Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, and Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has garnered fan and critical praise alike, with much of the attention focused on the exquisitely designed period costumes. Madly Marvelous: The Costumes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel explores the inner workings of award–winning costume designer Donna Zakowska’s process, as well as the many inspirations for the show’s wardrobe, including period photography, American and European fashion trends, and the various cultures and countercultures of late–1950s New York. The clothes of Mrs. Maisel are gorgeous, authentically detailed, and carefully crafted. Illustrated with sketches, photographs from Zakowska’s workspace, behind– the–scenes shots, and production stills, the book follows the series from season to season, showing how the vocabulary of fashion—context, style, color, cut, accessories, and more—is integral to defining and developing the characters in the show. Madly Marvelous is a must–have for fans of the show and fashionistas alike, providing readers with a curated and well– informed look at an integral period in fashion history.

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Donna Zakowska is an award–winning American costume designer. She has designed for film, television, theater, circus, opera, music, and puppet theater. Her costumes for the HBO miniseries John Adams (2008) earned her both an Emmy and a Costume Designers Guild Award, and her work for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel received an Emmy Award in 2019, as well as a Costume Designers Guild Award nomination in 2018 and a win in 2019. She lives in New York.

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The Unseen Photos of Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street TEXT BY TREVOR CRAFTS; PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID ATTIE; FOREWORD BY SONIA MANZANO; AFTERWORD BY MICHAEL DAVIS

The official companion book to the feature–length documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, featuring previously unpublished photographs from the earliest seasons of Sesame Street and interviews with cast and crew

SELLING POINTS MAJOR FILM TIE–IN: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street opened the 2021 Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews, and a 97% Rotten Tomatoes Score. Audiences are eagerly anticipating the film’s theatrical premiere from Screen Media in May and streaming debut on HBO Max in December 2021. HIGH–PROFILE TALENT:Behind–the–scenes photos of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and fan–favorite Muppets, as well as insightful commentary and interviews from the show’s creators, directors, puppeteers, and writers give an insider’s look at the early days of making Sesame Street. LEGACY BRAND: A pop–cultural and educational touchstone for more than fifty years, the beloved program has been passed down from generation to generation; the series is available to stream on HBO.

This official tie–in book to the documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street supplements the film’s exploration of the origins and legacy of Sesame Street with exclusive interviews and unseen photographs from the earliest seasons of the globally beloved series. Author Trevor Crafts, who was given unprecedented access to archival footage and photography, presents 150 of photographer David Attie’s behind–the–scenes images of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Matt Robinson, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, and dozens of other pioneering puppeteers, animators, actors, and Muppets. Crafts uses Attie’s photos to expand upon the film’s story of how show creator Joan Ganz Cooney, along with Sesame Workshop cofounder Lloyd Morrisett, director Jon Stone, and Muppet creator Jim Henson, took the values and goals of the civil rights movement and revolutionized children’s television. The Unseen Photos of Street Gang is a tribute to the enduring achievements of a rebellious group of artists, educators, and freethinkers who believed that the values of equality, education, and inclusion should not just be championed but also made available to all—a dream that Sesame Street has carried forward for more than fifty years. Contributors include: Sesame Street creator Joan Ganz Cooney, head writer Norman Stiles, lyricist and composer Christopher Cerf, cast members Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Sonia Manzano (Maria), Emilio Delgado (Luis), Bob McGrath (Bob), Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Brian Henson, and Sesame Street’s first female puppeteer, Fran Brill. Trevor Crafts is an award–winning producer whose works include Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street and Lantern City, based on his own BOOM! Studios comic–book series. He is the CEO of Macrocosm Entertainment and lives in Los Angeles, California. David Attie was a fine art and commercial photographer whose work appeared in Time, Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, and Newsweek during the course of his more than 30– year career. His relationship to Sesame Street dates back to 1970, when he photographed the second season of the show on assignment for Amerika, a Russian–language magazine published by the US and distributed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. David Attie was a fine–art and commercial photographer whose work appeared in Time, Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy, and Newsweek during the course of his more than thirty–year career. His relationship to Sesame Street dates back to 1970, when he photographed the second season of the show on assignment for Amerika, a Russian–language magazine published by the U.S. and distributed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Sonia Manzano is an actress, writer, public speaker, and musician best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 to 2015. She lives in New York City.

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PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE:Never–before–seen photos by renowned photographer David Attie make this an essential book not only for fans of Sesame Street, but also of fine–art photography and TV production history.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 black-and-white and color photographs

* 224 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: DECEMBER POP CULTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-5840-9 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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The Story of Marvel Studios

THE MAKING OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE BY TARA BENNETT AND PAUL TERRY; FOREWORD BY KEVIN FEIGE; AFTERWORD BY ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

An exclusive visual history of the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring original interviews, concept art, and behind–the–scenes photos from the studio’s first decade

RIGHTS: World English, with exclusions SELLING POINTS POWERHOUSE BRAND: Marvel Studios films have grossed more than $22 billion at the worldwide box office. HUGE PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Marvel Studios will co–promote. FIRST OF ITS KIND: This is the first official Marvel Studios book to offer detailed behind–the– scenes interviews and images, and it will appeal both to dedicated and casual fans. LUXE PACKAGE: Two–volume set with hardcover slipcase and special effects.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 512 pages * WIDTH: 12" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Two-volume set, hardcover with slipcase PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FILM, ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-3244-7 US $150.00 CAN $188.00 UK £115.00

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CARTON QTY: 1 ALSO AVAILABLE The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first book to give fans an exclusive, behind–the–scenes look at the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from the release of Iron Man (2008) through Spider–Man: Far From Home (2019). A lavish two– volume set, the book reveals the production history of Marvel's first 23 theatrical films (Phases I, II, III, and IV) through exclusive interviews and never–before–seen on–set photography. Along the way, it tells the story of how a comic book company’s film production arm came to create an interconnected universe of storytelling—and how it became one of the most beloved and successful movie studios in Hollywood in the process. Featuring archival materials, concept art, film stills, memorabilia from cast and crew, and rare promotional art, these volumes will take fans on a journey through Marvel Studios’ creative challenges, breakthroughs, and successes of the past decade. These visuals are joined by exclusive interviews with key producers, studio heads, and core cast members such as Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, and more. The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is will be an essential collectible and keepsake for fans—a tribute to and chronicle of how the Marvel Cinematic Universe was brought to life.

The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ISBN 978-1-4197-1780-2 US $40.00 CAN $49.95 UK £30.00

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Tara Bennett is a New York Times bestselling author and entertainment journalist. She has written more than 20 official movie and television companion books, including The Making of Outlander, The Art of Ice Age, and Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector's Edition. Paul Terry is a bestselling author and award–winning music artist. Together with Bennett, he has coauthored Fringe: September's Notebook (an Amazon Best Book of 2013), Lost Encyclopedia, The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China, Once Upon a Time: Behind the Magic, and more. They live in Toluca Lake, California. © 2021 MARVEL

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Amy Winehouse

SELLING POINTS

BEYOND BLACK

BY NAOMI PARRY

An affectionate and evocative visual celebration of the life and career of Amy Winehouse, including photographs, memorabilia, and the recollections of those whose lives she touched

ARTFUL CURATION: Author and stylist Naomi Parry presents clothing and memorabilia from Winehouse's wardrobe throughout, as well as images from close friends, photographers, and collaborators. ENDURING LEGACY: Winehouse's album Back to Black won five Grammy Awards and is the sixth bestselling album of the 21st century. She still has 8.25 million monthly listeners on Spotify. TIMELY PUBLICATION: Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black will accompany a major global touring exhibition, also curated by Parry, which will launch at the Design Museum in London in 2021.

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs and illustrations * 288 pages

* WIDTH: 11 3/8" - 289mm * HEIGHT: 8 5/8" - 219mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MUSIC, FASHION, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5768-6 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

Amy Winehouse left an indelible mark on both the music industry and pop culture with her soulful voice and bold ’60s-inspired aesthetic. Featuring stories and anecdotes from a wide range of characters connected to Amy, specially commissioned photography of memorabilia, styled and dressed themed sets incorporating Amy’s clothing, possessions, and lyrics, and previously unseen archival images, this volume presents an intimate portrait that celebrates Amy’s creative legacy. ---Interspersed throughout are personal reflections on Amy’s life and work, provided by her friends, colleagues, and fans. These include Ronnie Spector, Vivienne Westwood, Bryan Adams, Little Simz, and Carl Barât, as well as Doug Landlord of the Hawley Arms, tattooist Henry Hate, goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, and DJ Bioux. Each one has a personal story to share, and together their anecdotes and reflections build into a complex picture of a much admired but troubled star. Vice Culture Editor Emma Garland puts these insights into context with an introduction that highlights the principal events and achievements in Amy’s life and work, and the key characters that played a part in it. ---Organized broadly chronologically, the book features newly shot lyric sheets, sketches, and ephemera together with contextual photographs and video stills, including album, single, and promotional artworks and outtakes. Punctuating the story are photographs of dressed room sets each created, designed, and styled especially for the book by Naomi Parry to evoke a period or aspect of Amy’s life or personality, incorporating Amy’s clothing, possessions, lyrics, and other memorabilia.

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Naomi Parry was Winehouse’s stylist and close friend from 2004 to 2011; she worked, traveled, and even lived with Winehouse. Alongside this book, she is also curating an accompanying touring exhibition. Anecdotes and insights are provided by a host of characters who knew Winehouse and who have been influenced by her, from high–profile artists such as Adele, Mark Ronson, and Ronnie Wood to the landlord of the Hawley Arms, Amy’s tattooist, Henri Hate, and Camden market traders.

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The Eternal Tao Te Ching

THE PHILOSOPHICAL MASTERWORK OF TAOISM AND ITS RELEVANCE TODAY BY BENJAMIN HOFF

From the bestselling author of The Tao of Pooh, a uniquely authentic translation of the enduring Tao Te Ching, based on the meanings of the ancient Chinese characters in use when the Taoist classic was written

SELLING POINTS HIGHLY QUALIFIED WRITER: Hoff has dedicated years to the study of Asian culture as well as code–breaking, both required in equal measure to decipher the enigmatic Tao Te Ching. His long–standing success at communicating Eastern ideas simply and clearly to a large audience recently earned him the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. PROFOUND SACRED TEXT: The Tao Te Ching has been translated into Western languages more than 250 times and remains a captivating puzzle for historians and linguists alike. As Hoff would say, the simplicity in the text has been complicated over the years, and his hope is to retrieve the long–hidden meanings and universal ideas evident in the original text. FIRST OF ITS KIND: Hoff is the first English–language interpreter to build a translation of the Tao Te Ching based on the meanings of the ancient characters.

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 color photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER From Benjamin Hoff, the author of The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, which have sold millions of copies, comes a new translation of the Tao Te Ching. The original author (or authors, as Hoff makes the provocative claim that there may have been more than one) streamlined the folk religion of China down to its foundation and rebuilt it as a man–in–nature philosophy, incorporating his advanced spiritual, philosophical, social, and political ideas. Ever since its creation, the Tao Te Ching has stood alone among the world's writings. There was nothing like it before it appeared, and there is still nothing like it now. Unlike a good deal of Chinese writing, old and new, the Tao Te Ching makes no reference to specific individuals or events, whether of the then–past or then–present. It is not historical, nor classical; its world is the world of now. Laboring over the ancient text for seven years, Hoff tackled this project by following the same principles he learned while employed by a master restorer of valuable but damaged antique objects: Thoroughly research the history of the object; remove all misguided, historically incorrect alterations and repairs; patch and fill where necessary; match the new work to the old so seamlessly that no one will detect a difference in treatment; honor the materials and its design; and honor the tradition that has formed around the object over the years. This unique interpretation of the Tao Te Ching shows what is possible when a translator truly partners themselves with someone of another time, another place, and another language. Benjamin Hoff is the author of The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, both of which spent weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and brought Taoist philosophy to the attention of mainstream America. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed biography of 1920s author Opal Whiteley, The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow, which won an American Book Award. Hoff lives in Portland, Oregon.

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PHILOSOPHY, NONFICTION, RELIGION ISBN 978-1-4197-5550-7 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Flowers by Design

CREATING ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUR SPACE BY INGRID CAROZZI

From expert florist Ingrid Carozzi, a guide to creating floral arrangements that will complement your unique style and taste

SELLING POINTS STRONG TRACK: Carozzi is an internationally known florist with an impressive following in her native Sweden, and has a well– established global audience that will be eager for more from the author of Handpicked. ON–TREND ARRANGEMENTS: From Kate Schelter to Corrin Arasa to Fredrik Berselius, these influencers advocate flowers for everyone, for any occasion, and use them regularly to fuel their own creativity and work. POPULAR AND ACCESSIBLE CRAFT: Floral arranging remains a sought–after skill, with books offering approachable instructions in high demand.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color photographs throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT, HOUSE & HOME, HOW-TO, INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4618-5 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Flowers are classic, timeless design elements that enliven your home and your life. Flower arrangements can act as an extension of your style and your tastes, complementing and accenting the aesthetic in your home. Ingrid Carozzi brought us beautiful arrangements in her first book, Handpicked, and is now offering even more tips and techniques to bring the joy of flowers into your space in new and fresh ways. Flowers by Design focuses on creating unique and beautiful floral arrangements that fit into and complement the overall look and feel of your home. More minimal tastes? There's a floral bouquet for that. Rustic chic? There's an arrangement for that. Planning an outdoor garden party? Of course, there are plenty of beautiful flowers to enhance the outdoors. Through her experience, Carozzi has developed an exceptional list of designers, influencers, and artists that she works with. Using their backgrounds and homes as inspiration, she provides a number of floral recipes that you can create at home. The contributors utilize their own spaces as the setting for seeing these arrangements in place, offering plenty of ideas for what you can do on your own.

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Ingrid Carozzi is one of New York’s most sought–after florists and the owner of the acclaimed Tin Can Studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Her work has been covered in publications such as Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Design*Sponge, The Knot, and more. Carozzi lives in Brooklyn.

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The Healthy Garden

SIMPLE STEPS FOR A GREENER WORLD BY KATHLEEN NORRIS BRENZEL AND MARY-KATE MACKEY

Part–gardening bible, part–call to action, award–winning authors Kathleen Norris Brenzel and Mary–Kate Mackey present advice, tips, and how–tos for gardeners seeking better health, increased happiness, and stronger communities

SELLING POINTS NEW GARDEN FOCUS: The pandemic has renewed our interest in gardening and growing our own food, but where to start? The Healthy Garden offers tips and techniques beginners need, plus up–to–the–minute ideas for established gardeners. EASY REFERENCE: Includes expert advice from dozens of garden experts on every facet of gardening, from pots to plots and planting to harvest—plus inspiration for building community through gardening. IDEAS FROM EXPERTS: Powerhouse contributors offer an abundance of good ideas not available in any other garden book.

SPECIFICATIONS * 75 color photographs * 208 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER GARDENING, HOUSE & GARDEN, ENVIRONMENT, HOW-TO ISBN 978-1-4197-5461-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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A gardening book for the times we live in, The Healthy Garden combines practical advice for starting a garden with a rare view into how home gardening builds resilience, personal happiness, and community strength. Filled with savvy tips from dozens of experts, each chapter celebrates the many ways gardening works to build health. These professionals and passionate plant people offer lively insights into landscape design, soil science, nutrition, and plant choices. With its can–do, Victory Garden approach, The Healthy Garden is essential for anyone seeking to live closer to nature in their own backyards. Award–winning authors Kathleen Norris Brenzel and Mary– Kate Mackey have contributed to the Sunset garden book series, including the Sunset Western Garden Book, along with many other publications. Brenzel lives in Menlo Park, California, and Mackey lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-287-9

ALSO AVAILABLE A Garden Can Be Anywhere ISBN 978-1-4197-3319-2

US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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US $55.00 CAN $69.00 UK £40.00

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Knit Fold Pleat Repeat

SIMPLE KNITS, GORGEOUS GARMENTS BY NORAH GAUGHAN

Knitting guru Norah Gaughan shows you how to make rectangles, squares, and simple shapes—then fold, twist, and pleat them to create unique, fashionable clothes and accessories

SELLING POINTS KNITTING'S FAVORITE EXPERT: Gaughan is the editor in chief at Vogue Knitting and a beloved author, instructor, and design talent. Her previous books have sold nearly 100,000 copies combined. INNOVATIVE AND UNIQUE: These origami–inspired creations look sophisticated but are straightforward to make. Knitters of every skill level will love the magic of folding up simple shapes to create lovely garments and accessories. HIGH–FASHION LOOKS: Collected and treasured, Gaughan's guides are particularly easy to knit by; this new book adds a high–fashion element and will be a must–have for knitters everywhere.

SPECIFICATIONS * 195 color photographs * 224 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 251mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JANUARY CRAFT, FASHION, TEXTILES ISBN 978-1-4197-4968-1 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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Norah Gaughan is one of the top authors, instructors, and designers in the knitting industry, and is the editor in chief of Vogue Knitting. She designs knitwear for some of the most prestigious yarn companies and publications worldwide. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

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Knitted Gifts for All Seasons EASY PROJECTS TO MAKE AND SHARE BY WENDY BERNARD

A guide to crafting knitted gifts, like scarves, sweaters, socks, and mittens, from master knitter and bestselling author Wendy Bernard

SELLING POINTS STELLAR TRACK: This is Bernard’s seventh book with Abrams, having previously published several incredible stitch dictionaries and patterns books. INCREDIBLE VALUE: There are 30 brand–new projects in this book, including Fair Isle sweaters, mittens, socks, hats, and more—guaranteeing something for everyone. POPULAR AND ACCESSIBLE PROJECTS: Handmade knits are always popular and thoughtful gifts to share with family and friends, and with a range of projects featured, there are even some that only take a few hours to complete.

SPECIFICATIONS * 176 color photographs * 176 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER CRAFT, HOLIDAY, HOW-TO ISBN 978-1-4197-4624-6 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 16 An exciting book from Wendy Bernard, Knitted Gifts for All Seasons is packed with 30 new garments and accessories. Projects are organized by season and range from cozy slippers, mittens, and a pom–pom wreath to Fair Isle yoke–neck sweaters for the whole family. Embracing the full calendar year and a wide spectrum of reasons to gift knits, each project captures the season’s essence through color scheme and project type, resulting in a well–rounded and unique book. Some patterns include simple non–knitting embellishments like embroidery, needle–felting, and crocheted edging options, offering additional appeal to makers. Bernard has a keen understanding of today’s knitter and understands the desire to “make any project your own,” and in turn, provides numerous ways to customize and personalize. Knitted Gifts for All Seasons is sure to be a book readers return to again and again for ideas, and to gift from continuously. Wendy Bernard is the author of six books, including the Custom Knits and All–Around Stitch Dictionary series. She lives in California with her family.

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Knitting for Radical Self-Care A MODERN GUIDE

BY BRANDI CHEYENNE HARPER

From knitting expert Brandi Harper, a must–have pattern book for modern knitters, with essays on self–care and sourcing creativity

SELLING POINTS A WELCOME NEWCOMER: This is Harper’s debut book, and her voice and fresh designs bring a new perspective and much– needed diversity to the maker community. INSPIRING AND IMPACTFUL: Each chapter is designed to have readers running toward their nearest yarn shop with a newfound commitment to nourishing creativity, building community, and making the world a more nurturing place. UNIQUE AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS: Harper’s designs are unique and unlike anything else you’ll find on the market today, and her creations are complementary to a wide range of styles.

SPECIFICATIONS * 160 color photographs * 160 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT, HOW-TO, SELFHELP ISBN 978-1-4197-4488-4 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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There is no such thing as being kind–of a knitter—the wobbly scarves and that oversized sweater you tried to shrink all count too. Each contribution that you make to the world through knitting is meaningful, but maybe you’ve slowed your commitment to this craft, or you can’t seem to find the time to be creative. There’s a lot to be distracted by, and the path forward isn’t always clear. Brandi Harper aims to bring those challenges to the forefront and help you unearth the immense benefits that knitting has to offer. In her debut book, Knitting for Radical Self–Care, Harper offers tips and suggestions for carving out time for creativity, alongside beautiful patterns to try yourself. The book includes ten original patterns inspired by revolutionary women of color, and Harper will speak to these women and their immense impact on her life and our world. The patterns include detailed instructions, alongside her original prose, all designed to inspire. Brandi Harper is an up–and–coming knitter, designer, and teacher whose work has been featured on Ravelry and in Vogue Knitting. She has also collaborated with Purl Soho and A Verb for Keeping Warm. She lives in Brooklyn.

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The Tunisian Crochet Handbook A BEGINNER’S GUIDE BY TONI LIPSEY

From fiber artist Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Craft, an introduction to the craft of Tunisian crochet—a unique crochet style that looks more like knitting— with 20 projects for beginners

SELLING POINTS MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC: Tunisian crochet has long been a staple in the fiber arts community, but Lipsey provides updated instructions and designs for contemporary makers. BROAD APPEAL FOR CRAFTERS: Tunisian crochet is a great crossover category for fans of both crochet and knitting, and Lipsey is the perfect author for such a book, given her beautiful designs and approachable teaching style. POPULAR AND GROWING CRAFT: In the era of the global maker community, Lipsey offers crocheters the skills needed to make pieces they are proud to share and gift.

SPECIFICATIONS * 176 color photographs * 176 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT, HOW-TO, REFERENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-4718-2 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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CARTON QTY: 14 There are hundreds of books that explore traditional crochet, but there are few that reference the concept of Tunisian crochet or present it in a modern, approachable way. The Tunisian Crochet Handbook introduces this fascinating and rewarding technique with a wide array of stitches and design possibilities. The goal of this book is to guide crocheters step–by–step through Tunisian crochet, starting with tools and yarns, transitioning into how–to’s and stitches, and finishing with easy but engaging patterns. The book includes instructional sections and patterns, complete with the necessary schematics and styled, chic photographs. Every shawl, garment, and accessory featured takes makers beyond the basics, introducing new stitches to expand their skill sets. In this way, author Toni Lipsey is reintroducing crochet and encouraging makers to explore the craft further with each new design. Crochet continues to grow in popularity, and this guidebook offers a new take on the timeless classic, one that readers won’t be able to find anywhere else. Toni Lipsey is the founder of TL Yarn Crafts, which she started in 2013 with the goal of modernizing crochet and making it accessible to a new generation. Lipsey lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family.

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From Unprotected: A Memoir • By Billy Porter


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Unprotected

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A MEMOIR

BY BILLY PORTER

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, and art

SUPERSTAR: Porter is an international superstar, a captivating figure whose every career move and awards show outfit are chronicled by the press. MESMERIZING WRITING: Porter’s unique voice and sense of humor shine through this intense chronicle of abuse, artistic development, and triumph. IN THE NEWS: Porter has major upcoming roles, including the Fairy Godmother in Disney’s live–action Cinderella (in theaters summer 2021) and another season of Pose. In addition, he will be directing his first feature film for a relaunched Orion Pictures in 2021, and (soon to be announced) he just signed a major new recording deal and sold a pilot he wrote to a major streaming platform.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-4619-2 It’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic performance in the celebrated TV show Pose; before he was the Tony Award–winning star of Broadway’s Kinky Boots; and before he was an acclaimed recording artist, actor, playwright, and all–around diva, Porter was a young boy who didn’t fit in. At five years old he was sent to therapy to fix his effeminacy. He was endlessly bullied at school, sexually abused by his stepfather, and came of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle. Unprotected is the story of a singular artist in his own words. It is the story of a boy whose talent, courage, and desperate determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now; an icon whose refusal to back down in the face of adversity has made him an inspiration to millions. Porter is a multitalented, multifaceted treasure at the top of his game. A soaring, resonant story full of new revelations and shot through with his stunning wit, Unprotected will entertain and inspire. Billy Porter is an actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently appearing as Pray Tell on the hit TV series Pose, for which he won the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series–the first openly gay Black man to be nominated and win in any lead acting category. Porter won the 2013 Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his groundbreaking performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. As a director, among other shows, Porter helmed the revival of Suzan–Lori Parks’s Topdog/Underdog at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, where he was awarded the Elliot Norton Award for Best Director. Porter lives in New York City.

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The Black Fives

THE EPIC STORY OF BASKETBALL’S FORGOTTEN ERA BY CLAUDE JOHNSON

A groundbreaking, timely history of the largely unknown early days of Black basketball, bringing to life the trailblazers, entertainers, gangsters, and supremely talented athletes who made the game

SELLING POINTS BIG BOOK: A major work of scholarship more than two decades in the making. PERFECT AUTHOR: Johnson is the founder of the Black Fives Foundation, which is dedicated to researching, preserving, and honoring the pre–NBA history of African Americans in basketball. EXTRAORDINARY CONNECTIONS: We expect an introduction from a star player, support from the NBA, the NBA Players Association, and the Basketball Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Johnson has worked at the NBA Properties and Nike, and he recently signed a deal with a major brand for apparel and shoes featuring logos of the Black Fives’ teams. EXPERIENCED WRITER: Johnson has lectured widely on his work, and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, and Slate, and on programs such as Fox Sports, NPR, ESPN, NBA TV, Turner Broadcasting, and more.

SPECIFICATIONS From the introduction of the game of basketball to Black communities in 1904 to the integration of the NBA in 1950, there was a full era in the development of the game. It was a time when Black players were discriminated against and opportunities were limited, but entrepreneurial men and women nurtured the game and breathed life into a sport they loved. This period was known as the Black Fives Era (teams at the time were often called “fives”), and was akin to the golden age of the Negro Leagues. But despite fierce rivalries between big–city clubs, innovative managers, and star players, this period is almost entirely unknown to basketball fans. Claude Johnson has made it his mission to change that. An advocate fiercely committed to our history, for more than two decades Johnson has conducted interviews, mined archives, collected artifacts, and helped to preserve an important, culturally rich era that otherwise would have been lost. The Black Fives is the result of his work, a landmark narrative history that will braid together the stories of these forgotten pioneers and rewrite our understanding of the story of basketball. Claude Johnson is a historian and founder of the Black Fives Foundation. He has a BS in civil engineering and economics from Carnegie Mellon and an MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford. During a 20–year career in corporate America, Johnson held management and executive positions at IBM, American Express, NBA Properties, Nike, Phat Farm, and Benetton Sportsystem. He left to become a stay–at–home dad to his three sons, two of whom are now Division I college football players (the third is in high school). He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Didn’t We Almost Have It All IN DEFENSE OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

BY GERRICK KENNEDY; FOREWORD BY BRANDY

An up–close and intimate journey through Whitney Houston's incredible ascent to stardom and her tragic fall from grace

SELLING POINTS ENDURING FIGURE: This book comes in the wake of two widely discussed documentaries about Houston's life, Whitney: Can I Be Me? and Whitney, showing the hunger for exhumations of the pop titan's life and career. UPCOMING ANNIVERSARY: February 11, 2022 is the ten– year anniversary of her death, and we anticipate major press coverage and renewed interest. BELOVED ARTIST: Houston's crystalline approach to pop music changed the face of the genre in a way no artist was able to. She became the archetype for the modern diva, with vocal skills that were a technical marvel and captivating performances that made her an instant phenomenon with cross–cultural, intergenerational appeal, not to mention that she was the first Black woman to garner heavy rotation on MTV. Fans to this day are still fascinated by her talent and grieved by her death.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm Didn’t We Almost Have It All is a portrait of the woman behind one of the most famous voices in the world; a performer whose struggles and insecurities with race, sexuality, addiction, identity, abuse, faith, and class ultimately contributed to a heartbreaking demise that was devastating and inevitable in equal measure. Whitney Houston's story is a cautionary tale about the perils of fame and addiction, but it's also a story rife with emotions that are universal to the human experience. She lived much of her life trying to please others—her parents, her family, her mentor Clive Davis, the public—all people who made her a prisoner to her successes and failures in the last decade of her life. This groundbreaking new biography is centered around firsthand reporting that weaves together the story of a rising star and, for the first time, digs into the dark underbelly of the abuse, addiction, and anxiety that caused Houston's very public fall from grace and ultimately her death. Gerrick D. Kennedy is an award–winning journalist, cultural critic, and author based in Los Angeles. Kennedy is the author of Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap and the forthcoming Exhale, an exploration of the life and career of Whitney Houston. His writing has appeared in GQ, WSJ. Magazine, NPR Music, Spin, Playboy, Teen Vogue, Shondaland, Cultured Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Punishment Without Trial WHY PLEA BARGAINING IS A BAD DEAL BY CARISSA BYRNE HESSICK

From a highly accredited criminal law professor at the University of North Carolina, a provocative and timely exploration of how plea bargaining prevents true criminal justice reform and how we can fix it

SELLING POINTS HOT TOPIC: Criminal justice reform is an incredibly popular political topic, and books like The New Jim Crow, Charged, Are Prisons Obsolete?, and Make Change have cast a new, critical light on our criminal justice system. Punishment Without Trial has the potential to do the same. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Punishment Without Trial breaks new ground by analyzing an essential aspect of this broken system for the first time and proposing realistic solutions that can offer real reform. ACCREDITED: In addition to her outstanding academic and legal career, Hessick has written on the criminal justice system for the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Slate, the Atlantic, and numerous academic journals.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket When Americans think of the criminal justice system, the image that pops into their minds is a trial. They envision a standard courtroom scene with a defendant, attorneys, a judge, and most importantly, a jury. It’s a fair assumption. The right to a trial by jury is enshrined in both the Constitution (Article III, Section 2) and the Bill of Rights (the Sixth Amendment). It’s supposed to be an inalienable right that undergirds our entire justice system. But in Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal, University of North Carolina law professor Carissa Byrne Hessick illustrates that the popular conception of a jury trial couldn’t be further from reality. That bedrock constitutional right has all but disappeared thanks to the inexorable march of plea bargaining, which began to take hold during Prohibition and has skyrocketed since 1971, when it was affirmed as constitutional by the Supreme Court. In 2018, more than 97 percent of defendants pleaded guilty. The consequences are dire. Nearly every aspect of our criminal justice system is designed to encourage defendants—whether they’re innocent or guilty—to take a plea deal. Punishment Without Trial showcases how plea bargaining has undermined justice at every turn and across socioeconomic and racial divides. It forces the hand of lawyers, judges, and defendants, turning our legal system into a ruthlessly efficient mass incarceration machine that is clogging our jails and punishing its citizens because it’s the path of least resistance.

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Carissa Byrne Hessick is the Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she also serves as the director of the Prosecutors and Politics Project. Before joining the faculty at UNC, she taught at the law schools of Arizona State, Harvard, and the University of Utah. Her work on the criminal justice system has been published by the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Slate, and numerous academic journals. She also has one of the most informative and useful Twitter accounts for anyone interested in criminal justice. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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The 30 Rock Book

INSIDE THE ICONIC SHOW, FROM BLERG TO EGOT BY MIKE ROE

A fascinating and hilarious deep dive into 30 Rock, Tina Fey's beloved modern classic comedy

SELLING POINTS TRIED AND TRUE CATEGORY: With books such as Seinfeldia and Generation Friends, as well as our own titles The Soprano Sessions and Mad Men Carousel—not to mention the recent rise in popularity of TV show–recap podcasts like Fake Doctors, Real Friends, and Showmance—it’s clear that audiences are hungry to learn more about their favorite shows. POPULAR SHOW: 30 Rock ran for 138 episodes over seven seasons from 2006 to 2013 and has endured—it is still well–loved today and streams on Hulu, Peacock, and Amazon Prime. VOICES OF THE CAST: The book is based on extensive research and a host of interviews with cast, writers, directors, and crew. ANNIVERSARY TIE–IN: October 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the show.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER In the fall of 2006, NBC somehow unveiled two new shows set in the world of late–night sketch comedy: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and 30 Rock. It was Aaron Sorkin versus Tina Fey, and it was clear which series critics thought was more promising. The Baltimore Sun called it a competition 30 Rock “can’t win.” By November, the New York Times was noting lackluster ratings for both shows, and adding that 30 Rock was “perilously close to a flop.” But while Studio 60 was canceled after 22 episodes, Fey’s madcap buddy comedy lasted 138 episodes. It resurrected the career of Alec Baldwin, survived an extended absence by Tracy Morgan, and permeated the culture— it’s breakneck pacing, oddball characters, and extremely rich joke writing are deeply beloved by millions of fans. In this combination of narrative and oral history, culture writer and editor Mike Roe brings to life the history of the gloriously goofy show through interviews with the creators, stars, writers, and bit players. Mike Roe has been a journalist for the past 12 years, working in both digital and radio for NPR station KPCC. He’s currently the arts & entertainment editor for KPCC’s digital site LAist, and recently won an L.A. Press Club award for a popular oral history of 30 Rock’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” song. His other oral histories include a look at Parks and Recreation’s “Galentine’s Day,” as well as a more dramatic piece on Blade Runner and its connections to Los Angeles. He has written and performed comedy around Los Angeles as part of several theater sketch comedy teams, including house teams at iO West and the Pack Theater, and has written and produced comedy videos that have been featured on Funny or Die. He lives in Los Angeles.

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The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson A BATTLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE DURING THE DAWN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA BY CHRIS JOYNER

The story of Clarence Henderson, a Black sharecropper convicted and sentenced to death three times for a murder he didn’t commit

SELLING POINTS HISTORICAL, BUT MORE PERTINENT THAN EVER: Henderson was convicted three times for two violent crimes he did not commit during a period of immense change in American history. TRUE CRIME: Abrams Press has had recent success with true crime titles such as The Phantom Prince and The Suspect; The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson is in the same historical crime vein. MULTIFACETED: A multifaceted story for fans of gripping true crime, cold case investigations, and courtroom drama that also appeals to serious readers of 20th century American history, Southern history, and civil rights history.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER TRUE CRIME, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5636-8 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson is the story of Clarence Henderson, a wrongfully accused Black sharecropper who was sentenced to die three different times for a murder he didn’t commit, and the prosecution desperate to pin the crime on him despite scant evidence. His first trial lasted only a day and featured a lackluster public defense. The book also tells the story of Homer Chase, a former World War II paratrooper and New England radical who was sent to the South by the Communist Party to recruit African Americans to the cause while offering them a chance at increased freedom. And it’s the story of Thurgood Marshall’s NAACP and their battle against not only entrenched racism but a Communist Party—despite facing nearly as much prejudice as those they were trying to help —intent on winning the hearts and minds of Black voters. The bitter battle between the two groups played out as the sides sparred over who would take the lead on Henderson’s defense, a period in which he spent years in prison away from a daughter he had never seen. Through it all, The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson is a portrait of a community, and a country, at a crossroads, trying to choose between the path it knows is right and the path of least resistance. The case pitted powerful forces—often those steering legal and journalistic institutions—attempting to use racism and Red–Scare tactics against a populace that by and large believed the case against Henderson was suspect at best. But ultimately, it’s a hopeful story about how even when things look dark, some small measure of justice can be achieved against all the odds, and actual progress is possible. It’s the rare book that is a timely read, yet still manages to shed an informative light on America’s past and future, as well as its present. Chris Joyner is an investigative reporter with the Atlanta Journal–Constitution with more than two decades of experience in journalism, ranging from community newspapers to national and international news and wire services. He reported from the scene of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. As an investigative reporter, he focuses on uncovering hidden communities and has written about street gangs and life inside a supermax prison, the hidden world of government lobbying, and a white–collar criminal network built around a drug testing lab. He lives in Atlanta.

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The Art of Fairness

THE POWER OF DECENCY IN A WORLD TURNED MEAN BY DAVID BODANIS

From a New York Times bestselling author, a fresh and detail–rich argument that the best way to lead is to be fair

Praise for The Art of Fairness “Bodanis is clearly one of the good guys and this book is a cheering, timely, inspirational reminder, as we witness a new dawn in the American presidency, that they—we—can succeed, without losing our souls.” —the Sunday Times (UK) “A wise lesson.” —The Economist “Bodanis’s book is more than a business book, it is a primer for anyone fed up of the prevailing meanness of much of society, and looking for inspiration on how to be better—and fix things for others.” —Financial Times “David Bodanis is an enthralling storyteller. Prepare to be taken on a surprising, wide–ranging and ultimately inspiring journey to explore what makes us human.” —Tim Harford

Can you succeed without being a terrible person? We often think not: recognizing that, as the old saying has it, “nice guys finish last.” But does that mean you have to go to the other extreme and be a bully or Machiavellian to get anything done? In The Art of Fairness, bestselling author David Bodanis uses thrilling case studies to show there's a better path, leading neatly in between. He reveals how it was fairness, applied with skill, that led the Empire State Building to be constructed in barely a year––and how the same techniques brought a quiet English debutante to become an acclaimed jungle guerrilla fighter. In ten vivid profiles featuring pilots, presidents, and even the producer of Game of Thrones, we see that the path to greatness doesn't require crushing displays of power or tyrannical ego. Simple fair decency can prevail. With surprising insights from across history––including the downfall of the very man who popularized the phrase “nice guys finish last”––The Art of Fairness charts a refreshing and sustainable new approach to cultivating integrity and influence. David Bodanis was born in Chicago, lived in France for a decade, and makes his home in London. He studied math, physics, and history at the University of Chicago, and for many years, taught the “Intellectual Toolkit” course at Oxford. His books include the New York Times bestselling The Secret House, the bestselling E=mc², which was adapted into the PBS documentary Einstein’s Big Idea, and the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize winner Electric Universe.

SELLING POINTS NEW TAKE: Leadership and business books about being more like Machiavelli or not giving a f*ck have sold in huge quantities, but The Art of Fairness turns the trend on its head. ABSORBING STORIES: Bodanis draws on the experiences of doctors, baseball managers, successive CEOs of Microsoft, and more, including a long comparison of the lives of Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Goebbels. WELL–REGARDED AUTHOR: Bodanis’s bestselling E=mc² became a Channel 4/PBS documentary; Electric Universe won the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize; and Passionate Minds was the BBC Book of the Week. He has been a popular speaker at TED conferences, and has published in the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the New York Times. UNIQUE AMERICAN EDITION: Originally published in November 2020 in the UK, this edition will have a new introduction covering the development of the COVID– 19 vaccine and will be tailored to American readers.

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The Writer's Crusade

KURT VONNEGUT AND THE MANY LIVES OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE BY TOM ROSTON

The story of Kurt Vonnegut and his beloved masterpiece, Slaughterhouse–Five, a novel born in the destruction of Dresden in World War II and written during the tumultuous days of Vietnam Praise for The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World * “A detailed, inspiring, and horrifying account of the restaurant that sat atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Former Premiere senior editor Roston returns with a rich, complex account of Windows on the World.” —Kirkus Reviews * “Billed as a history of Windows on the World, the 107th–floor restaurant in the World Trade Center that ruled the New York City skyline from April 1976 until September 11, 2011, this engrossing tale delivers much more.” —Booklist “The city’s premier celebration venue, deeply woven into its social, culinary and business fabrics, deserved a proper history. Roston delivers it with power, detail, humor and heartbreak to spare.” —New York Post “Within ten pages, I pushed aside everything else I was doing and read the book for hours, because Roston has written something far more illuminating and edifying than a chronicle of this ridiculously audacious achievement, feeding people a quarter of a mile in the sky. . . . Roston has crafted the most detailed, all–consuming and thoroughly spellbinding portrait of my hometown during this daunting, delirious decade that I’ve ever read. . . . If you love this city (and if you don’t, better not tell me), grab this book.” —Hal Rubinstein, Forbes

During the Vietnam War, Kurt Vonnegut, after surviving the horrors of Dresden as a POW during World War II, would lose his temper while watching the nightly news, point at the screen and shout, “The liars!” According to his family and friends, Slaughterhouse–Five was Vonnegut’s attempt to exorcize his demons. “He was writing to save his own life,” his daughter Nanette has said, “and in doing it I think he has saved a lot of lives.” Tom Roston’s The Writer’s Crusade is a book about how books save lives. Two decades after World War II had ended, Vonnegut’s sixth book became a significant part of a vital storytelling tradition that has eased the trauma of war for both the writer and the reader. Although Slaughterhouse–Five was championed by the anti–war movement, it became a bulwark for veterans who found in its pages a voice that spoke to them with an intimate, shared understanding of wartime PTSD. Mixing together the story of Vonnegut’s life, the writing and publishing of his most enduring work, and forays into the experiences of soldiers and writers today—people who have made the novel a touchstone in their lives—The Writer’s Crusade is built on research into Vonnegut’s life, from papers and interviews with his children, scholars, psychologists, and writers, including Tom O’Brien, Kevin Powers, and Karl Marlantes. This will be a captivating book for fans of Vonnegut and anyone touched by war and its aftermath. Journalist Tom Roston worked at The Nation and Vanity Fair, and was a senior editor at Premiere for more than a decade. His work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, LitHub, and more. He is the author of two previous books, I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmaker's Oral History of a Vanished Era and The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World. He lives in Brooklyn.

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SELLING POINTS BIG IDEAS AND LOTS OF EMOTION: Like Salamishah Tillet’s In Search of the Color Purple, this is an expansive book that mixes biography, original reportage, and cultural history to explore big subjects: war, memory, PTSD, and the power of art. NEW INSIGHT: The Writer’s Crusade is filled with fresh insight and details from Vonnegut’s life and includes fascinating interviews with Vonnegut’s children soldiers, scholars, psychologists, and writers, including Tim O’Brien, Karl Marlantes, Kevin Powers, Steve Almond, and others. ENDURING SUBJECT: Slaughterhouse–Five is a book that has mattered to millions of readers over many decades, and understanding how to cope with trauma is always important.

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Most Dope

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THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF MAC MILLER BY PAUL CANTOR

The first biography about rapper Mac Miller—the Pittsburgh cult favorite–turned–global–superstar who died a tragic death at 26

FIRST MAC MILLER BIOGRAPHY: Since Miller’s sudden and shocking death, fans have clamored for a deeper understanding of his life. Full of on–the–ground reporting from people who knew him intimately, this is the first book to tell Miller’s full story—from starting out in “frat rap” with an indie label, to pushing his own creative boundaries, to becoming a global rap icon who ultimately could not escape his own demons. DEDICATED FAN BASE: Three years after Miller’s death, his music and story continue to get lots of attention. In January 2020, his first posthumous album, Circles, was released by his family, debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 and garnering major media coverage and widespread critical acclaim. Fans have also created vigils and remembrances for him around the world.

Malcolm James McCormick was born on January 19, 1992. By the age of six, he was playing piano, guitar, drums, and bass, and by 15 he had released his first mixtape under the name EZ Mac. A career soon followed, bringing him a record deal with the independent label Rostrum Records and projects with Wiz Khalifa, XXL, Kendrick Lamar, and Meek Mill. Despite the success and accolades that would follow over the next eight years, Miller was continually plagued by his struggles with substance abuse and depression, which ultimately led to his untimely death from an accidental overdose in 2018. Most Dope offers a comprehensive look at the life of a musician whose legacy of unparalleled creativity and diverse collaboration still echo in recording studios and arenas today. Paul Cantor is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, Billboard, MTV News, Vice, FADER, Complex, Huffington Post,and the Village Voice. He has carved out a reputation for himself as one of the most authoritative and fresh–thinking voices in music journalism and has interviewed a roster of hip–hop’s heavyweights, including 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Scarface, Damon Dash, Young Jeezy, M.I.A., and Suge Knight.

WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR: Cantor writes regularly for prominent publications including the New York Times, Complex, and Vulture, and anticipates endorsements and coverage in support of this book from J. Cole, Logic, G–Eazy, MC Serch, Shea Serrano, Dan Charnas, Elliott Wilson, Rob Markman, Sway Calloway, and Charlamagne Tha God.

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY BIOGRAPHY, MUSIC, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4800-4 US $25.00 UK £17.99

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The Violence Project

HOW TO STOP A MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC BY JILLIAN PETERSON, PHD, AND JAMES DENSLEY, PHD

An examination of the phenomenon of mass shootings in America and an urgent call to implement evidence–based strategies to stop these tragedies

SELLING POINTS MODERN PROBLEM: Las Vegas, Pulse, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Stoneman Douglas High School, and Columbine— these horrific events are a grim fixture of everyday American life. Mass shootings have impacted us in a way few other events have. MODERN SOLUTION: The authors have built the largest and most comprehensive database of mass shooters in the United States. They have done this by conducting hundreds of interviews with those affected by the events, including the perpetrators. This exclusive data has given them a unique perspective on these events. A BOOK FOR EVERYONE: By using data in their approach, our authors are removing Second Amendment politics from the conversation. The public— whether you consider yourself pro– or anti–Second Amendment —is hungry to understand mass shootings in a more profound way.

SPECIFICATIONS * 240 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm Using first–person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, along with data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence. Two years ago, frustrated by reactionary policy conversations that never seemed to convert into meaningful action, special investigator and psychologist Jill Peterson and sociologist James Densley started building The Violence Project, the first comprehensive database of mass shooters. Their goal was to establish the root causes of mass shootings and figure out how to stop them. With funding from the United States Department of Justice, they have coded hundreds of data points in the life histories of more than 150 mass shooters—from their childhood and adolescence to their mental health and motives. They’ve also interviewed seven living perpetrators, along with families, friends, teachers, social workers, victims, and leading experts. For the first time, instead of offering thoughts and prayers for the victims of these crimes, Peterson and Densley offer data that can prevent and reduce such tragedies that have defined our modern era. Jillian Peterson, PhD, has led large–scale research studies on mental illness and crime, school–shooting prevention, and mass violence, which have received national media attention. She is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University and the faculty director of the Center for Justice and Law. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. James Densley, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice and first University Scholar at Metropolitan State University, which is part of the Minnesota State system. He has quickly established himself as one of the world’s leading experts on street gangs and youth violence, including cyber violence. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Mother of Invention

HOW GOOD IDEAS GET IGNORED IN AN ECONOMY BUILT FOR MEN BY KATRINE MARÇAL

An illuminating and maddening examination of how gender bias has skews innovation, technology, history, and work by Swedish journalist Katrine Marçal

Praise for Mother of Invention “I am absurdly excited for this book.”—Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women

SELLING POINTS GREAT COMPS: Books that mix feminism and business and social sciences have done well, and this is for readers of Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, or Brotopia by Emily Chang. ANECDOTE RICH: Marçal has a sharp eye for story, and this is packed with shareable, publicity– friendly details like the unknown gendered history of electric cars. GREAT PRESS AND BIG FANS: Marçal is a favorite of Caroline Criado Perez—“I am absurdly excited for this book.”—and her last book was widely praised, including by Margaret Atwood.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER BUSINESS, HISTORY, WOMEN'S HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5804-1 US $26.00 CAN $33.00

It all starts with a rolling suitcase. The wheel was invented some 5,000 years ago, and the modern suitcase in the mid–nineteenth century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that someone successfully married the two. What was the hold up? For writer and journalist Katrine Marçal, the answer is both shocking and simple: because “real men” carried their bags, no matter how heavy. There were rolling suitcases before the ‘70s, but they were marketed as a niche product for (the presumably few) women traveling alone, and the wheeled suitcase wasn’t “invented” until it was no longer threatening to masculinity. Mother of Invention draws on this example and many others, from electric cars to tech billionaires, to show how gender bias stifles the economy and holds us back. Our traditional notions about men and women have delayed innovations, sometimes by hundreds of years, and have distorted our understanding of our history. While we talk about the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, we might as well talk about the Ceramic Age or the Flax Age, since these technologies were just as important. But inventions associated with women are not considered to be technology in the same way. Katrine Marçal’s Mother of Invention is a fascinating examination of business, technology, and innovation through a feminist lens. Marçal takes us on a tour of the global economy, arguing that gendered assumptions dictate which businesses get funding, how we value work, and how we trace human progress. And it carries a powerful message: If we upend our biases, we can unleash our full potential, tackling climate change and wielding technology to become more human, rather than less. Katrine Marçal is a Swedish writer, journalist and correspondent for the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Her first book, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? was shortlisted for the August Prize and won the Lagercrantzen Award. She lives in London.

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The King's Painter

SELLING POINTS

THE LIFE OF HANS HOLBEIN BY FRANNY MOYLE

From a distinguished art historian, a dramatic reappraisal of Renaissance master Hans Holbein, whose art shaped politics and immortalized the Tudors

Praise for Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner “Well–crafted, delicious . . . Moyle grips us immediately.” —New York Times “An exemplary work . . . Moyle explores the whole of his long life, expertly charting the artist’s development from his precocious conquering of the Royal Academy to his late, experimental paintings. Moyle is especially good at delineating Turner’s artistic methods, and her enthralling account is filled with an impressive understanding of his unique talent.” —The Sunday Times (London) “Franny Moyle tells a compelling story of a self–taught prodigy . . . A restless painter who always sought new forms of expression in watercolor and oils. Moyle is an unpretentious art historian, and she has written an inviting and easily digested biography of the best of British painters.” —The Economist

TOP–NOTCH BIOGRAPHY: The King's Painter brings well– deserved attention to an artist whose works have endured in our culture. EXPERIENCED AUTHOR: Moyle’s previous books have received considerable review attention and critical acclaim. ENDURING PERIOD: The Tudor period remains extremely popular —from TV shows and movies to Hilary Mantel’s novels—and the book is timed for a major exhibition of Holbein’s works at the Getty in Los Angeles (Oct. 2021–Jan. 2022) and the Morgan Library in New York (Feb.–April 2022). COMPELLING SUBJECT: Holbein mixed art and politics and created the enduring iconography of an age of tremendous social, religious, and political change.

SPECIFICATIONS * 560 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-4953-7

Hans Holbein the Younger is chiefly celebrated for his beautiful and precisely realized portraiture, which includes representations of Henry VIII, his advisors Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, his wives Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves, and an array of the Tudor lords and ladies encountered during the course of two sojourns in England. But beyond these familiar images, which have come to define our perception of the age, Holbein was a multifaceted genius: a humanist, satirist, and political propagandist, and a deft man whose work was rich in layers of symbolism and allusion. In The King’s Painter, biographer Franny Moyle traces and analyzes the life and work of an extraordinary artist against the backdrop of an era of political turbulence and cultural transformation, to which his art offers a subtle and endlessly refracting mirror. It is a work of serious scholarship written for a wide audience. Franny Moyle is the author of three well–regarded works of history and biography, most recently Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner. A graduate of Cambridge University, Moyle worked as a producer and director at BBC Television for more than a decade, including as the first commissioner of arts and culture for all four BBC main channels, before leaving to pursue her own projects in 2005. She is married to the director Richard Curson Smith, has three children, and lives in London.

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The Fixed Stars

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BY MOLLY WIZENBERG

From a bestselling writer, an intense and moving memoir about changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships—now in paperback

Praise for The Fixed Stars “A work of blindsiding beauty.” —Nell Beram, Shelf Awareness “The Fixed Stars is a beautiful memoir about desire, divorce, coming out to family and friends and co– parenting through separation.” —Parade “Interwoven throughout with research insights into the complexity of female sexual identity, Wizenberg’s book not only offers a glimpse into the shifting nature of selfhood; it also celebrates one woman’s hard–won acceptance of her own sexual difference. A courageous and thought–provoking memoir.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is a spirited, terrifyingly courageous, and searingly honest memoir of discovering sexual identity and strength.” —Booklist “This book spoke directly to my heart. Read it.” —Esmé Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias “The Fixed Stars, like its protagonist, is both brave and sexy, both heady and bodily, and I ripped through this memoir like it was the most erudite romance novel in the world. This is a truly compelling look at sexuality, marriage, and parenthood in this century.” —Emma Straub, author of All Adults Here and The Vacationers

HIT IN HARDCOVER: Published to rave reviews and major media, along with a successful online tour, this book is poised to have a long life in paperback. BELOVED AUTHOR: A high– profile author with a strong following, Wizenberg is a James Beard Award winner, former Bon Appétit columnist, and the cohost of the Spilled Milk podcast. FRESH SUBJECT: This is an extremely au courant book, in tune with—and ready to drive— conversations about sexuality, gender, family, marriage, and identity.

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At age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but she felt that something inside her had changed irrevocably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe. Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way.” Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically? The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co–parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are.

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Right Place, Right Time

THE LIFE OF A ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER BY BOB GRUEN

An action–packed memoir that takes readers front row, backstage, and on the road with rock and roll's hardest–working photographer

SELLING POINTS ICONIC IMAGES AND IMAGE– MAKER: Every music fan knows Gruen’s rock and roll photographs. His images have been featured on album covers and posters since the 1970s and continue to make appearances in books, magazines, art galleries, and museums. He has worked with every major rock group, including Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss, Green Day, and Alice Cooper. NEVER–BEFORE–SHARED STORIES: For the first time ever, Gruen steps out from behind the camera to share stories from life on the road, days on set, and moments spent with the world’s biggest superstars. From shooting a KISS concert when Gene Simmons’s hair caught on fire, to meeting John and Yoko at an Aretha Franklin concert and becoming their personal photographer, there is little that Gruen hasn’t seen or done. STRONG AUTHOR TRACK: Gruen has published four books with Abrams, which have sold nearly 50,000 copies total.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm Bob Gruen is one of the most well–known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry, he has documented the music scene for more than 50 years in photographs that have captured the world’s attention. Now in paperback, Right Place, Right Time is Gruen’s personal journey from discovering a love of photography in his mother’s darkroom when he was five, through his time in Greenwich Village for 1960s rock and 1970s punk, to being named the world’s premiere rock photographer by the New York Times. With fast–paced stories and iconic images, Gruen gives the reader both a front row seat and a backstage pass to the evolution of American music culture over the last five decades. In the words of Alice Cooper, "Bob had the ultimate backstage pass. Can you imagine the stories he's got?" Bob Gruen is a world–renowned rock and roll photographer. For more than 50 years, his images have appeared around the world in every form imaginable. He is the author of John Lennon: The New York Years, Rock Seen, New York Dolls, and Green Day: Photographs by Bob Gruen, among others. He lives in New York City.

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BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS

In Search of The Color Purple THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE

BY SALAMISHAH TILLET; FOREWORD BY GLORIA STEINEM; AFTERWORD BY BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL

From a superstar academic and cultural critic, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel The Color Purple Praise for In Search of The Color Purple “Salamishah Tillet’s book is a beautiful tribute to The Color Purple, and a gift to those of us who are deeply connected to it.” —Tarana Burke, Founder of the MeToo movement “Salamishah has allowed this extraordinary work of fiction to guide and heal her life, and her book does the same for us.” —Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology “A bold and vital tale that rightly treats Alice Walker’s American classic as if it were a living, breathing being demanding our utmost attention and enduring affection.” —Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty “We need reminders of the stories that have brought us over, the hymns and spirituals and freedom songs our people sang. The Color Purple is such a hymn. Alice Walker is its composer. And Salamishah Tillet, our conductor, lines this hymn for us, beautifully, so that we might all show up, text in hand, and sing its chorus, in tribute to the genius, care, and love of Alice Walker.” —Brittney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower “In this deeply personal volume, Salamishah Tillet employs her extraordinary talents as a writer and scholar to pen a fresh and original approach to Alice Walker’s masterpiece, The Color Purple.” —Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University

SELLING POINTS ESTABLISHED AUDIENCE: The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, has been translated into 25 languages, and remains one of the most controversial African American novels ever written. Its themes of racial and gender equality still resonate with readers today. EMERGING SUPERSTAR AUTHOR: Gloria Steinem named her one of the nation’s best contemporary feminist writers. Glamour magazine nominated both Tillet and her sister as “Women of the Year.” Tillet has been recognized by the UN and was a visiting fellow at Princeton and scholar–in–residence at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center. ORIGINAL INTERVIEWS: Tillet draws on extensive interviews with Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and others.

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“In Search of The Color Purple delivers extraordinary insight into both the love and the struggle that made Ms. Walker’s exquisitely crafted novel a masterpiece. After reading Salamishah Tillet’s poignant book, neither readers nor writers will forget that it takes courage and audacity to write a novel that tells the reality of women’s lives.” —Anita Hill

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“An enriching study for the novel’s many devoted readers.” —Kirkus

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In 1982, Alice Walker made history when she became the first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple. But Walker’s novel, which tells the story of a young girl in Jazz Age Georgia, received as much criticism as praise. It launched heated conversations about race, gender, language, and sexual violence that echo to today. In this gem–like examination of the novel, the film by Steven Spielberg, and the hit Broadway musical, prominent academic and activist Salamishah Tillet combines cultural criticism, history, and memoir to explore Walker’s work and its lasting importance. Based on archival research and interviews with Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and Quincy Jones, among others, In Search of The Color Purple is a provocative and personal book, a bold debut from an important public intellectual. Salamishah Tillet is a scholar, activist, and contributing critic for the New York Times. She is currently the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University–Newark. With her sister, Tillet cofounded A Long Walk Home, a nonprofit that uses art to empower young people to end violence against girls and women. She lives in New Jersey.

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The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell SPEED, GRACE, AND THE NEGRO LEAGUES BY LONNIE WHEELER

The first full biography of the star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer— now in paperback Praise for The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell “Lonnie Wheeler’s bio of Cool Papa Bell reads like fiction. That’s a tribute to Bell’s achievements, which are worthy of legend, and to Wheeler’s spellbinding writing and extraordinary ability to sift fact from myth. The only tragedy is that Lonnie isn’t here to enjoy the stream of accolades this book is sure to generate.” — Larry Tye, author of Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend “To white baseball fans in his day, Cool Papa Bell was an invisible man at an invisible time. The virtual embodiment of the Negro Leagues, he is honored by Lonnie Wheeler’s last, great biography—the portrait of a man and an age only now beginning to be seen by us all.” —John Thorn, official historian of Major League Baseball

SELLING POINTS TIMELY SUBJECT: The Negro Leagues and the era of segregated baseball is of enduring interest, and readers who flocked to Larry Tye’s Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend will love this book. LANDMARK BIOGRAPHY: A mythical figure and household name among baseball fans, “Cool Papa” is the last of the most important Negro Leaguers without a full biography. SUPERB AUTHOR: Wheeler was a talented, experienced author who wrote for some of the greatest players of all time, including Hank Aaron and Bob Gibson. This was his last book.

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James “Cool Papa” Bell was a legend in Black baseball, a lightning fast switch hitter elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Bell's speed was extraordinary; as Satchel Paige famously quipped, he was so fast he could flip a light switch and be in bed before the room got dark. In The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell, experienced baseball writer and historian Lonnie Wheeler recounts the life of this extraordinary player, a key member of some of the greatest Negro League teams in history. Born to sharecroppers in Mississippi, Bell was part of the Great Migration, and in St. Louis, baseball saved Bell from a life working in slaughterhouses. Wheeler charts Bell’s ups and downs in life and in baseball, in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico, where he went to escape American racism and MLB’s color line. Rich in context and suffused in myth, this is a treat for fans of baseball history. Lonnie Wheeler (1952–2020) was the author or coauthor of many books on baseball including I Had a Hammer with Hank Aaron, Pitch by Pitch with Bob Gibson, Sixty Feet, Six Inches with Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson, Long Shot with Mike Piazza, Bleachers: A Summer in Wrigley Field, and Intangiball, winner of a 2016 SABR Baseball Research Award.

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Endgame

INSIDE THE IMPEACHMENTS OF DONALD J. TRUMP BY ERIC SWALWELL

From a key member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, an inside look at the impeachment of a rogue president—updated for the paperback

Praise for Endgame “The next best thing to being in the room where it happened, this insider’s account of the Trump impeachment is both wise and personal. It doesn’t hurt that the supersmart author is a sure bet to be a major player in our nation’s future.” —Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School “In an administration where a lot of effort is invested in hiding the truth from the public, Congressman Swalwell’s firsthand account makes for very interesting reading. Here are the details of what is really happening in the halls of Congress and what really happened during the House’s impeachment investigation. It’s a must–read for any serious student of the Trump administration.” —Joyce Vance, former US Attorney and Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law, University of Alabama School of Law

SELLING POINTS UPDATED EDITION: Featuring new material on the fallout from the impeachment in 2020, including the presidential election, the aftermath, and the inauguration of Joe Biden. UNIQUE INSIDER PERSPECTIVE: A former prosecutor, Rep. Swalwell contributed to the painstaking investigation of the president and played an important role in his impeachment. MEDIA STAR: Swalwell is a frequent guest on national television and radio, with recent appearances on CNN Newsroom with Wolf Blitzer, MSNBC with Rachel Maddow, NPR, and Fox News.

SPECIFICATIONS * 368 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-4197-4549-2 US $18.00 CAN $23.00 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 40 How do you stop a rogue president? How do you protect our country from a man who lies, who obstructs justice, and who seeks to cheat with foreign powers to get reelected? Our constitution offers one remedy: impeachment. Thanks to the courageous actions of public servants who came forward to report his abuses of power, on December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump became just the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. In Endgame, Congressman Eric Swalwell offers his personal account of his path to office and how he and his colleagues resisted, investigated, and impeached a corrupt president. After the shock of the 2016 election and Trump’s inauguration (including the luncheon afterward), Swalwell, as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee, quickly became involved in pushing back against Trump’s outrageous actions as he sought to get to the bottom of foreign interference in our elections. But Republicans were in control of the investigation, and it became clear that taking back the House was essential. Swalwell takes readers inside Congress and through the impeachment process, from Trump’s disgraceful phone call with the Ukrainian president, just one day after Robert Mueller testified to Congress, to depositions in the SCIF, and from caucus meetings and conversations with the Speaker to the bombshell public hearings and the historic vote, and then what followed next—the holding of the articles, the news of more possible witnesses, and the sham trial in the Senate. Endgame is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events. Eric Swalwell grew up in California’s East Bay. After earning undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Maryland, he served as a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Elected to Congress in 2012 to represent the East Bay, he is now in his fourth term and serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee.

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Good Blood

A DOCTOR, A DONOR, AND THE INCREDIBLE BREAKTHROUGH THAT SAVED MILLIONS OF BABIES BY JULIAN GUTHRIE

A remarkable, uplifting story about one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century Praise for Good Blood “In a true tour de force, Julian Guthrie spans decades of intensive research amid celebrated discoveries that highlight the final successful treatment of Rh disease. Good Blood is a good read about a major medical achievement that continues to save lives throughout the world.” —Dr. Jay A. Levy, MD, Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco “Chief Seattle said, ‘All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.’ In Good Blood, Julian Guthrie weaves a lyrical web of science, selflessness, and soul that gives hope for a united humanity. Truly a story to be savored.” —Brian Keating, Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of California San Diego and author of Losing the Nobel Prize “A breathless history of a miraculous treatment . . . A readable pop–history account of medical research that turned out spectacularly.” —Kirkus “Guthrie vividly captures the determination and commitment of her two main subjects . . . an inspiring and heartwarming story of a medical breakthrough.” —Publisher's Weekly In 1951 in Sydney, Australia, a 14–year–old boy named James Harrison was near death when he received a transfusion of blood that saved his life. A few years later, and half a world away, a shy young doctor at Columbia University realized he was more comfortable in the lab than in the examination room. Neither could have imagined how their paths would cross, or how they would change the world. In Good Blood, bestselling writer Julian Guthrie tells the gripping tale of the race to cure a horrible affliction known as Rh disease that stalked families and caused a mother’s immune system to attack her own unborn child. The story is anchored by two very different men on two continents: Dr. John Gorman in New York, who would land on a brilliant yet contrarian idea, and the unassuming Australian whose almost magical blood—and his unyielding devotion to donating it—would save millions of lives. Good Blood takes us from Australia to America, from research laboratories to hospitals, and even into Sing Sing prison, where experimental blood trials were held. It is a tale of discovery and invention, the progress and pitfalls of medicine, and the everyday heroics that fundamentally changed the health of women and babies. Julian Guthrie is a journalist and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent 20 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she won numerous awards and had her writing nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of four previous books, including the bestsellers The Billionaire and the Mechanic and How to Make a Spaceship.

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SELLING POINTS FEEL–GOOD STORY: This is a heartwarming story of an ordinary man who become a hero and saved 2.4 million babies—a great book for tough publishing times. EPIC MEDICAL MYSTERY: Good Blood is about a cruel and perplexing disease, doctors racing for a cure, and an unexpected hero. GREAT AUTHOR: Guthrie is a talented, media–savvy, and bestselling author who will continue to write big books. REPACKAGED FOR PAPERBACK: The paperback edition of Good Blood will have a new cover.

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The Book of Ziwe

SELLING POINTS

BY ZIWE FUMIDOH

From a rapidly rising comedy star, a bold, biting, and deeply hilarious takedown—and send–up—of our culture’s (mis)understanding of race

THE BOOK FOR THE NEXT MOMENT: Serious, educational works about antiracism have taken over the bestseller lists. Ziwe’s book will be the perfect next step for the people flocking to those books: it goes beyond a theoretical understanding of racism to show readers how it functions in their day–to–day lives and the pop culture landscape. EXPLODING ONTO THE SCENE: In 2020, Ziwe hosted the Internet's hottest show, and in 2021 her variety show will premiere on Showtime. In summer 2020, she was featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vulture, NPR’s Morning Edition, Pitchfork, Grubstreet, the LA Times, and Variety. IMMEDIATE EXCITEMENT: Within 24 hours of Ziwe announcing her book deal, she was flooded with enthusiasm from the likes of Gabrielle Union, Janelle Monáe, Pachinko author Min Jin Lee, Keep It host Ira Madison III, Pantheon publisher Lisa Lucas, and thousands of others.

SPECIFICATIONS Ziwe made a name for herself staring interviewees in the eye and asking: “How many Black friends do you have?” She’s an expert at making people squirm, coming right out and asking the tough questions about race and racism that our culture has made white people experts at dancing around. In The Book of Ziwe, she turns this incisive perspective on the culture at large, with the signature blend of devastating bluntness and incredible warmth that keeps her guests coming back. Throughout the book, Ziwe mixes bite–sized moments of insight with longer essays that take a range of forms, from serious distillations of cultural phenomena to a transcript of “A Conversation with a Cancelled White Person,” and even a Choose Your Own Adventure–style piece about navigating race in everyday life. Personal and funny, but also challenging and engaging, The Book of Ziwe tackles questions about race and racism head–on, approaching the issue in a manner that evokes the way it comes up in the real world—not through deliberate studies of history and theory, which are so important, but in an awkward conversation at a party or a yikes comment from a coworker in the break room. The book lives in the moment of discomfort that can be the most truly educational way of unlearning biases. Plus, like everything Ziwe does, it will startle you with how much it makes you laugh. Ziwe Fumudoh is a Brooklyn–based comedian and writer for Showtime’s Desus and Mero. She has previously written for Stephen Colbert and The Onion, and cohosted the podcast Hysteria on the Crooked Media podcast network, which is run by the team behind Pod Save America. She hosts the Instagram Live show Baited, where she interviews guests such as Alison Roman and Rose McGowan about race.

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12 Notes

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ON LIFE AND CREATIVITY BY QUINCY JONES

Wisdom and musings on creativity and life from one of the world’s most beloved musicians, producers, and mentors, Quincy Jones

LEGENDARY MUSICIAN: With  over six decades of experience in  the music industry, Jones remains  a prominent, respected, and highly  sought–after artist. Time named  him one of the most influential jazz  musicians of the 20th century, and  in 2013, he was inducted into the  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The  Netflix documentary film about his  life, Quincy, won a Grammy for  Best Music Film in 2019, making  Jones the second–highest Grammy  winner of all time. TRENDING SUBJECT: 12 Notes  fits in well with many of the books  about creativity that have been  published in recent years. It is  reminiscent of Questlove’s Creative Quest, Scott Barry Kaufman’s  Wired to Create, and Steven  Pressfield’s The War of Art. IMPRESSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE: Jones has more than  700,000 Instagram followers and  550,000 Twitter followers.

12 Notes is a self–development guide that will affirm that creativity is a calling that can and should be answered, no  matter your age or experience. Drawing from his own life, and those of his many creative collaborators past and  present, Quincy Jones presents readers with lessons that are hardworking and accessible, yet speak to the passion of  self–expression. He includes sections as deep as how to transform grief into power, and as practical as how to set  goals and articulate intentions through daily affirmations. Weaving his story throughout, Jones lets readers in on his  own creative process, as well as the importance of letting honesty, hard work, and good relationships drive your  career. Quincy Jones is an American record producer, multi–instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger,  and living legend. His career spans more than 60 years in the entertainment industry, with a record 80  Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992. He lives in Los  Angeles.

DECADES OF EXPERIENCE: Jones offers not only his  knowledge of cultivating creativity  but also the wisdom of having  experienced more than six decades  in the music industry. He explores  how to turn talent into a career and  how to find people who are  supportive along the way.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * HC-POB with Jacket PUB  MONTH: JANUARY BUSINESS, CREATIVITY, SELF-HELP, MUSIC ISBN 978-1-4197-5256-8 US $26.00 CAN $33.00 UK £18.99

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The Joy of Basketball

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE MODERN GAME BY BEN DETRICK; ILLUSTRATED BY ANDREW KUO

A vibrant, unconventional, highly opinionated guide to the triumphs, joys, struggles, and heartbreaks of the modern era of the game, for every obsessive basketball fan who loves to hate hot takes

SELLING POINTS APPROACHABLE TONE: The Joy of Basketball is for any level of fandom: casual viewer, rabid season ticket holder, advanced metrics dweeb, or the roundball futurist who seeks to discover a deeper meaning of the game beyond the tyranny of championships. The tone is knowledgeable yet explanatory, with a focus on the stories, characters, trends, ideas, and momentary cultural blips that organize well from A to Z. DESIGN–FORWARD PACKAGE: This book features nearly 400 informational entries that have as much color as they do content. Printed in full color, The Joy of Basketball falls in line with previously published books such as Shea Serrano's Basketball (and Other Things), Jenny Odell's How to Do Nothing, and Kirk Goldsberry's SprawlBall.

The Joy of Basketball celebrates the meteoric rise of basketball over the last quarter century by ignoring the bland, traditionalist binary of wins or losses. Instead, the book's focus is on everything else. Using text, charts, and illustrations that upend conventional jock wisdom, the book details the most incredible players in history, draft flops, long–limbed oddballs, superteams, the international talent wave, brawls, scandals, the rapid evolution of contemporary gameplay, coaching, fashion, crime, positional erosion, tragic tales, memes, and the sacred Kardashian Blessing. Bouncing between witty graphics and keen sociopolitical observations, The Joy of Basketball is a subversive sports manifesto camouflaged as a colorful reference book for your coffee table. Ben Detrick has been a contributing writer to the New York Times since 2007, covering pop culture, style, nightlife, travel, and music. His byline has appeared in publications like New York magazine, The New Yorker, GQ, Vice, Vibe, and Complex. Detrick is the cofounder and cohost of Cookies Hoops, and has been a guest on The Ringer NBA Show alongside Bill Simmons, NBA Desktop, The Dan Le Batard Show, and Jalen & Jacoby. He lives in New York. Andrew Kuo is an artist and regular contributor to the New York Times, where his colorful visual columns have appeared in Arts & Leisure, the Magazine, T Magazine, and the Sunday Section. Since 2013, he's been represented by Marlborough Gallery in New York City and London. His paintings and sculptures have also been reviewed in Art Forum, Frieze Magazine, and the New York Times. He is the cohost of Cookies Hoops and lives in New York.

RECOGNIZABLE VOICE AND BRAND: The Cookies Hoops podcast Cookies features discussions that range from breaking news and advanced statistical analysis to the celebration of Anthony Mason's haircuts. More than 200 episodes in, it's a go–to podcast for basketball fans who also like to occasionally hear from those in the music, art, film, and comedy worlds. The Cookies Hoops clothing brand has also become a signifier for avant garde basketball heads. It's been worn by Sarah Silverman, Desus of Desus & Mero, the Safdie brothers, ESPN's Dave Jacoby and Pablo Torre, and Jason Conception of NBA Desktop.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations and infographics throughout

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FIFTY PLACES

Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die YOGA EXPERTS SHARE THE WORLD’S GREATEST DESTINATIONS BY CHRIS SANTELLA AND DIANA HELMUTH

The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a collection of the most meditative and relaxing locales for every type of yoga practice

SELLING POINTS SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD: Santella has published sixteen books in the Fifty Places series since 2004. His books, which range in subject from golfing and biking to hiking and sailing, have sold more than 600,000 copies combined. CULTURAL TREND: Based on a study by the Yoga Alliance, approximately 36 million people currently practice yoga in the United States. With growth that mirrors the rise of the self–care movement, yoga is not only revered for its ability to strengthen and stretch the body, but also for how it relieves stress and enhances mental health. INSIDER INFORMATION: Each chapter includes advice on where to stay, what to do, and how to prepare for each meditative retreat.

Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die is the seventeenth entry in Chris Santella’s bestselling Fifty Places series. The book shares yogis’ recommendations for the best and most beautiful places to do yoga as well as tips for how to plan the trip. It covers a variety of venues around the world that cater to many different classes and styles of yoga, including Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, hot yoga, Iyengar, Restorative, and Vinyasa. The following breathtaking, diverse locales are explored throughout: Haines, Alaska – Lake Louise, Alberta – Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica – Sedona, Arizona – Melbourne, Australia – Uluru, Australia – Austria, St. Anton – Nassau, Bahamas – Paro, Bhutan – Welgevonden Game Reserve/Tuli Reserve, Botswana – Salt Spring Island, British Columbia – Joshua Tree, California – Los Angeles, California – Ojai, California – San Francisco, California – Watsonville, California – Siem Reap, Cambodia – Torres Del Paine, Chile – Denver, Colorado – Nosara, Costa Rica – Malta, Europe – Islamorada, Florida – Lake Atilan, Guatemala – Kapaau, Hawaii – Maui, Hawaii – Goa, India – Mysore (Mysuru), India – Pune, India – Rishikesh, India – Bali, Indonesia – Val de Chio, Italy – Boston, Massachusetts – Stockbridge, Massachusetts – Tulum, Mexico – Helena, Montana – Taghazout, Morocco – Bagan, Myanmar – Pokhara, Nepal – Glenorchy, New Zealand – Popoyo, Nicaragua – Valdres, Norway – Palmer Rapids, Ontario – John Day River, Oregon – Oregon City, Oregon – The Sacred Valley, Peru – Siargao, Philippines – Olhão, Portugal – Unawatuna, Sri Lanka – Kho Phangan, Thailand – London, United Kingdom Chris Santella is the author of twenty books, including sixteen titles in the Fifty Places series. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Trout, and The Fly Fish Journal, and resides in Portland, Oregon. When he’s not writing, Santella can often be found swinging flies for steelhead on rivers around the Pacific Northwest or strumming guitar in his band, Catch & Release. Diana Helmuth is a travel writer who has written for Curbed and The Bold Italic. She is currently working on a humor/advice backpacking book for Mountaineers Press, slated for next year. Most of her current writing is on the great outdoors and millennial culture. She lives in San Francisco.

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DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL APPEAL: This book covers the most sought– after retreat centers and vacation spots for yogis both in the United States and around the world.

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She Kills Me

THE TRUE STORIES OF HISTORY'S DEADLIEST WOMEN BY JENNIFER WRIGHT

A powerful collection of stories about women who murdered—for revenge, for love, and even for pleasure—rife with historical details that will have any true crime junkie on the edge of their seat

SELLING POINTS TRUE CRIME CROSSOVER APPEAL: In recent years, true crime has become even more mainstream in various forms of media, from podcasts like Serial and My Favorite Murder, to shows like Netflix's Making a Murderer. UNIQUE LAYOUT: Instead of featuring these women in portraiture, like traditional female–driven collections, facts and details from each story are incorporated into the illustrations to create a design that gives the feel of case files. SUCCESSFUL CATEGORY: Sitting squarely in the middle of feminism and pop culture, She Kills Me follows in the footsteps of many bestselling anthologies, such as Rad Women Worldwide and Bygone Badass Broads, and has the potential for breakout success as well. DIVERSE COLLECTION OF STORIES: This collection of stories runs the gamut on the meaning of the word murderer, from killers in the most brutal sense to other stories that are much more nuanced, and even to acts of heroism.

SPECIFICATIONS In every tragic story, men are expected to be the killers. There are countless studies and works of art made about male violence. However, when women are featured in stories about murder, they are rarely portrayed as predators. They’re the prey. This common dynamic is one of the reasons that women are so enthralled by female murderers. They do the things that women aren’t supposed to do and live the lives that women aren’t supposed to want: lives that are impulsive and angry and messy and inconvenient. Maybe we feel bad about loving them, but we eat it up just the same. Residing squarely in the middle of a Venn diagram of feminism and true crime, She Kills Me tells the story of 40 women who murdered out of necessity, fear, revenge, and even for pleasure. Jennifer Wright is the political editor at large for HarpersBazaar.com, as well as a regular contributor to the New York Post, reporting on millennial issues. She has written for many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post,McSweeny’s, The New Yorker, and Glamour.

* 40 color illustrations * 176 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER TRUE CRIME, WOMEN'S HISTORY, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-4846-2 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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HUMANS

PHOTOGRAPHS THAT MAKE YOU THINK BY HENRY CARROLL

A startling and original look at what it means to be human in a rapidly changing world, from bestselling author and art writer Henry Carroll, with images by a diverse and innovative group of contemporary photographers

SELLING POINTS POWERHOUSE AUTHOR: Since publication in 2014, Carroll’s Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs series has sold almost one million copies across 20 languages and stocked by booksellers large and small, online retail, gift, and museum stores. His distinctive writing has earned him a loyal readership among teenagers, students, hobbyists and professionals. COMPACT FORMAT: Uniquely accessible and approachable, each book in this series is a highly visual 128–page trove of inspiration. They are designed to help photography students, creatives in all fields, hobbyists, and camera phones users to create more meaningful images and develop their own visual legacy. INVITING AND THOUGHT– PROVOKING: These books combine Carroll’s deep knowledge of photography with his honest and personal reflections on the social and environmental issues affecting us all. His unique tone is neither academic nor highbrow, which makes Carroll’s books hugely appealing to the general reader.

SPECIFICATIONS * 55 color and black-andwhite photographs

See through the eyes of a new generation of photographers responding to the rapidly unfolding issues shaping our lives. In this series of small, insightful, and beautifully presented books, Henry Carroll, the bestselling photography writer of the last decade, considers the ideas behind images to present personal perspectives on climate change, race, sexuality, gender, faith, inequality, beauty, power, and our contradictory relationship to animals and the natural world. The first book in the series, HUMANS, reveals how contemporary photographers use visual language to pose honest and confronting questions about our bodies, the purpose of faith in a fact–based world, systemic social structures that limit and allow freedom, and the opposing forces of unconditional love and abject cruelty. In this diverse collection of arresting images and insightful text, Carroll regards the photographers as modern–day philosophers, original thinkers who fuse technique, concept, and imagination in order to provoke meaningful visual reflections on what matters most. For both creators and consumers of images, HUMANS is an immersive and supremely relevant book offering a treasure trove of ideas and visual inspiration designed to cultivate a deeper, more personal understanding of who we are, why we are, and what we think.

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 5" - 127mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: OCTOBER PHOTOGRAPHY, HOW-TO, REFERENCE ISBN 978-1-4197-5145-5 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Henry Carroll is a writer, editor, and concept developer. He is the author of the series Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs, as well as Photographers on Photography: How the Masters See, Think & Shoot, and the children’s books Be a Super Awesome Photographer and Be a Super Awesome Artist. He is originally from London and has an MFA from the Royal College of Art. Carroll now lives in Los Angeles.

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ANIMALS

PHOTOGRAPHS THAT MAKE YOU THINK BY HENRY CARROLL

An innovative and insightful look at our relationship with animals in the age of the Anthropocene from bestselling author Henry Carroll with original images from an innovative array of contemporary photographers

SELLING POINTS POWERHOUSE AUTHOR: Since publication in 2014, Carroll’s Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs series has sold almost one million copies across 20 languages and stocked by booksellers large and small, online retail, gift, and museum stores. His distinctive writing has earned him a loyal readership among teenagers, students, hobbyists and professionals. COMPACT FORMAT: Uniquely accessible and approachable, each book in this series is a highly visual 128–page trove of inspiration. They are designed to help photography students, creatives in all fields, hobbyists, and camera phones users to create more meaningful images and develop their own visual legacy. INVITING AND THOUGHT– PROVOKING: These books combine Carroll’s deep knowledge of photography with his honest and personal reflections on the social and environmental issues affecting us all. His unique tone is neither academic nor highbrow, which makes Carroll’s books hugely appealing to the general reader.

SPECIFICATIONS See through the eyes of a new generation of photographers responding to the rapidly unfolding issues shaping our lives. In this series of small, revealing, and beautifully presented books, Henry Carroll, the bestselling photography writer of the last decade, considers the ideas behind images to present personal perspectives on climate change, race, sexuality, gender, faith, inequality, beauty, power, and the natural world. In this second book of the series, ANIMALS, Carroll deep–dives into an ecosystem of contemporary images to consider how we relate to animals in the Anthropocene. His accessible analysis of emotive imagery suggests that our appreciation for some animals and disregard, or repulsion, for others is shaped by our own physicality as much as theirs. He shows how the conventions of natural history offer a very politicized understanding of fauna and how the role of animals as spiritual, cultural, and personal symbols can be an equally valid means of classification. Carroll reflects on the psychological power struggles infusing our daily interactions with animals and unpacks the photographers’ visual insights relating to our treatment of animals, whether it’s the way we pamper them as pets or consume them to excess. In this diverse collection of arresting images and engaging text, Carroll regards the photographers as modern– day philosophers, original thinkers who show us how to fuse technique, concept, and imagination in order to pose intriguing questions about the animal kingdom and human nature. For both the creators and consumers of images, this timely book contains a treasure trove of meaningful visual reflections that will prompt you to rethink your relationship with animals both domestic and wild.

* 55 color and black-andwhite photographs

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 5" - 127mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5146-2 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Henry Carroll is a writer, editor, and concept developer. He is the author of the series Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs, as well as Photographers on Photography: How the Masters See, Think & Shoot, and the children’s books Be a Super Awesome Photographer and Be a Super Awesome Artist. He is originally from London and has an MFA from the Royal College of Art. Carroll now lives in Los Angeles.

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Music Is History

SELLING POINTS

BY QUESTLOVE

Questlove collects the 500 songs that have changed not just popular music, but also the world

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM: Questlove has an impressive online presence, with two million Instagram followers and 3.4 million Twitter followers. POWERHOUSE AUTHOR: Questlove is one of the most respected voices in the music industry, and his knowledge of music and list of connections is unmatched. Music Is History is sure to get a lot of media attention because he is a music icon speaking to the most iconic music in history. SOLID TRACK RECORD: Questlove's previous titles have sold well, with Mixtape Potluck Cookbook selling nearly 30,000 copies to date.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MUSIC, POP CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-5143-1 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

Questlove's Music Is History is an in–depth look into the 500 most influential songs in the history of music. Most famously known as a the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award–winning band The Roots, Questlove is also an astute musicologist and voracious historian. In this book, Questlove dives into musical history from every decade of twentieth century, choosing one essential track from each year. The author thoughtfully and insightfully unpacks each song's cultural significance by placing it in its historical context, discussing real world events that shaped both the song's creation and its lasting impact. Analyses of iconic classics like "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder include tangents into the histories of science, politics, and pop culture. Questlove moves fluidly from the personal to the political, from Curtis Mayfield to the history of Black representation in cinema to musings on the Nixon presidency. Complete with comprehensive playlists organized around personal, playful themes like "Songs That Got Shafted" or "Songs With a Part I Really Like Even Though I Don't Like the Whole Song," this book is so full of Questlove's essential recommendations that it feels like a conversation with the industry's coolest music obsessive. Music Is History is a masterclass in music by a contemporary icon—a new American musical canon from one of music's most influential and unique voices. Questlove is an American drummer, DJ, producer, designer, culinary entrepreneur, music educator, and bestselling author of Mixtape Potluck Cookbook (Abrams, 2019), Creative Quest (Ecco Press, 2018), and Mo' Meta Blues (Grand Central, 2013), among other titles. He is also the cofounder of The Roots and the bandleader for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He lives in New York.

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The Regency Book of Drinks

QUAFFS, QUIPS, TIPPLES, AND TALES FROM GROSVENOR SQUARE BY LADY THORNWOOD; ILLUSTRATED BY NIEGE BORGES

A loving homage to the era celebrated by the hit Netflix series Bridgerton—and the cocktails that shaped its high society

SELLING POINTS ON TREND: The television adaptation of Bridgerton has quickly become Netflix's most– watched series, boasting a viewership of 82 million households within just 28 days of its premiere. This charming cocktail book will capitalize on the massive success of the series, and will act as an unofficial companion to the glamorous world of Regency–era society as depicted in the show. PLAYFUL PROSE: This cocktail book is written in the voice of the fictional Lady Thornwood, whose period–appropriate language borrows from both Bridgerton and Jane Austen. POPULAR SUBJECT: Abrams has a strong track record with cocktail books, and this historically–accurate homage is bound to stand out from other recent cocktail gift books.

SPECIFICATIONS * 75 color illustrations * 208 pages * WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm As a society doyenne and undercover libertine, Lady Thornwood knows what makes a drink perfect. In The Regency Book of Drinks: Quaffs, Quips, Tipples, and Tales from Grosvenor Square, this respectable cocktail connoisseur presents a guide of over 75 cocktail recipes shaped by the Regency era in both refinement and ingredients—and served alongside a heaping dose of high–society gossip, scandal, and speculation. Beginning with the gentlewoman's advice on setting up a Regency bar, the best glassware and garnishes, and an overview of the period’s most popular ingredients, the book is then divided into six subsequent recipe chapters drawn from high–society life during the London social season, from occasions such as "The Evening Soirée" to "Delicate Daytime Drinks" to even those rare, deliciously nonalcoholic drinks for "Polite Company." Throughout these chapters, Lady Thornwood weighs in with stylish sidebars and entertaining advice on how to host gatherings that are the talk of the "ton." Amidst all of her sly cheek and drama, our hostess presents readers and cocktail aficionados with an intriguing true history. In Regency England, as Britain’s Empire expanded, cocktails were becoming social currency—a showcase for wealth, trade connections, and even modern marvels like ice. The Regency shaped British high society for a century and helped launch the cocktail revolution we still enjoy today. As Lady Thornwood says, "As the Regency unfolds, ships sail up the Thames from every corner of the globe freighting exotic spices, vibrant fruits, and marvelous elixirs. Let us toast this bounty and craft it to our purpose. Cocktails stiffen the spine, unlock the tongue, and add sheen to even the dullest drawing room. Coupes up!"

* Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: DECEMBER FOOD & WINE, POP CULTURE, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5924-6 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Lady Thornwood is the alter ego of Amy Finley, the former in–house drinks writer for San Diego hospitality group Consortium Holdings. Consortium’s belle epoque cocktail den and boutique bottle shop, Raised by Wolves, made Esquire magazine’s 2019 Best Bars in America list. The group’s apothecary–styled cocktail bar, Polite Provisions, was Imbibe Magazine’s Bar of the Year and a James Beard Award nominee. Finley literally wrote the 500–plus–page book on bartending, booze, and bar operations for Consortium. She is also the author of the memoir How to Eat a Small Country (Clarkson Potter, 2011), and her writing has appeared in Bon Appetit, Departures, and Good Housekeeping. Niege Borges is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York, and originally from the south of Brazil, where she graduated with a degree in graphic design.

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Nailed It!

BAKING CHALLENGES FOR THE REST OF US BY THE CREATORS OF NAILED IT!

A hilarious, family–friendly cookbook from the creators of the hit Netflix baking show Nailed It!

SELLING POINTS A BELOVED HIT SERIES WITH BIG STARS: Nailed It! consistently hits Netflix's top ten shows with the release of each new season, and the series' own social media accounts have more than 300,000 followers across social media channels. Host Nicole Byer is a wildly successful comedian with more than one million followers of her own, and judge Jacques Torres is a beloved, acclaimed pastry chef and chocolatier. PERFECT FOR KIDS, TOO: Cookbooks tailored for children are exploding across the market, and this book, like the show, will be perfect for kids and parents to enjoy together, as well as older audiences watching or baking on their own. ACCESSIBLE AND FUN: Unlike many baking books that rely on a mastery of complicated techniques, this book will be a blast for any first–time baker, teaching them to push themselves and improve their skills, but relishing the delicious mistakes that may happen along the way.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color photographs * 192 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB Baking is not for the faint of heart. The perfect result may require overnight refrigeration, weighing different flours, a deft hand with a piping bag, and endless patience. But why let perfectionism ruin a good thing? Like the hit Netflix series, the Nailed It! cookbook asks bakers to take themselves and their sweets a little less seriously, offering sound advice for better baking (and an even better time doing it) by embracing the failures that happen along the way. The book includes recipes and photographs of drool–worthy baked goods, accompanied by tips for how to set up your own Nailed It! challenge, helpful tricks of the trade from the likes of judge Jacques Torres, the hilarious commentary and perspective host Nicole Byer provides, and images of epic fails throughout. Nailed It! is a book for bakers of every age and every skill level, perfect for families and friends to come together and get their hands (and their kitchens) dirty. With hilarious behind–the–scenes peeks and odes to the show's most iconic baking disasters, it's also a must–have companion for every fan. In Netflix's Emmy–nominated baking series Nailed It!, home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at recreating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It's part–reality contest, part–hot mess. Starring comedian Nicole Byer and renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres, Nailed It! has released four regular seasons and two special holiday seasons to universal acclaim and earned itself an adoring fanbase of all ages. Season five was filmed in fall 2020 for a 2021 release.

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PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-4197-5291-9 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Bees and Their Keepers

A JOURNEY THROUGH SEASONS AND CENTURIES BY LOTTE MÖLLER

In the tradition of Lars Mytting’s Norwegian Wood, a beautifully illustrated chronicle of a year in the life of a beekeeper from Swedish author Lotte Möller

SELLING POINTS TIMELY PUBLICATION: With bees and their plight being widely reported across international media, this book will be the perfect resource for anyone looking to educate themselves on the insect’s purpose and patterns, as well as humanity’s mutual relationship with them. STRONG TRACK WITH SUBJECT: Abrams’ bee books have historically done very well. The Beekeeper’s Bible by Richard Jones has sold more than 120,000 copies since its publication in 2011, and Hilary Kearney’s The Little Book of Bees has sold nearly 9,000 copies since its publication in 2019. BACKLIST POTENTIAL: Möller’s deft handling of the subject matter is presented in a way that’s as timeless and enduring as the art of beekeeping itself.

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST NATURE, GARDENING ISBN 978-1-4197-5114-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99

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The study of bees has often been considered a divine occupation, as the creature’s attention to detail and purpose is so special, and the honey they produce almost magical. In this compelling cultural history that moves beautifully through the beekeeper’s year, Swedish beekeeper and writer Lotte Möller shares her understanding of bees and bee lore from antiquity to the present with deep knowledge and sharp wit. Möller gives insight into the activity in the hive and describes the bees’ natural order and habits. She explores the myths of the past, and how and when they were replaced by fact. In stories from her travels, Möller encounters a host of colorful characters, from a trigger–happy California beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, to the legendary Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, breeder of the Buckfast Queen, now popular around the world. Filled with bee illustrations buzzing from cover to endpaper, Bees and Their Keepers is a gorgeous book for the beekeeper and general reader alike. Lotte Möller is a Swedish cultural writer and photographer. She lives in Lund, Sweden.

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Under Dogs

SELLING POINTS

BY COLIN CROWDEY

An adorable, hilarious collection of dogs photographed from a surprising new angle

EVERYONE LOVES DOGS: Dogs are the most popular subject in the pet category, and these hilarious, playful, unforgettable pages will appeal to anyone who has ever had a loyal canine companion. THE PERFECT GIFT: Colin Crowdey's high–quality dog photography makes for a unique and extremely charming book for gifts buyers and dog lovers. SUCCESSFUL IN–HOUSE CATEGORY: Dog books are traditionally strong sellers for Abrams, with Tim Flach's Dogs netting almost 80,000 copies and Rachael Hale McKenna's French Dog netting 26,000 copies.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color photographs * 128 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB Everyone loves an underdog. And now, for the first time, in this collection of brilliantly unexpected images, the viewpoint is literally under . . . dogs! From Sally the Pug to Edward the Labrador Retriever and Gordon the Great Dane, here are the funny, sweet, bursting–with–personality images of dogs, along with touching asides about their relationship with their owners. Under Dogs is a charming and quirky collection of dogs photographed from below, and is the perfect gift for every dog lover. Colin Crowdey is a professional pet photographer based in Gloucester, England.

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RIGHTS: World English

The Master and Margarita BY MIKHAIL BULGAKOV; TRANSLATED BY DIANA BURGIN AND KATHERINE TIERNAN O'CONNOR

The acclaimed, bestselling translation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s masterwork, an undisputed classic of Russian and world literature

SELLING POINTS FAVORITE OF PROFESSORS: This translation, originated by Ardis Publishers, was the first one with the full, uncensored text; with its extensive commentary, it has become the key course– adoption edition. BESTSELLING TRANSLATION: This edition, translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor, has sold more than 150,000 copies. MAJOR FILM IN THE WORKS: A film based on the novel is in development with the director Baz Luhrmann. ESSENTIAL CLASSIC: The underground masterpiece of 20th–century Russian fiction, this classic novel was written during Stalin’s regime and could not be published until many years after its author’s death.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER FICTION An audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature. The novel’s vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author’s lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s. Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech. Now The Overlook Press is reissuing this acclaimed translation in an all–new package. One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing to literally go to hell for him. What ensues is a novel of inexhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances splendidly emerge in Diana Burgin’s and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor's superb English translation, with an afterword and extensive commentary by Ellendea Proffer. Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) was born and educated in Kiev, where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century. He died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita.

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North

SELLING POINTS

A NOVEL

BY BRAD KESSLER

A powerfully moving novel about the intertwined lives of a Vermont monk, a Somali refugee, and an Afghan war veteran by the author of the acclaimed memoir Goat Song

AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Kessler is the recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and the Lange– Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. LIVED EXPERIENCES: Kessler has been deeply involved with the refugee community in Vermont and attended the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. The novel, and the details of the life of the character Sahro, have been vetted by people he knows and has worked closely with in the Vermont refugee community. TIMELY SUBJECT: North is informed by themes of global exile in a changing world, as well as Kessler’s own experiences in Vermont with refugees and the families of soldiers killed in action.

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket As a late spring blizzard brews, Brother Christopher, a cloistered monk at Blue Mountain Monastery in Vermont, rushes to tend to his Ida Red and Northern Spy apple trees in advance of the unseasonal snowstorm. When the storm lands a young Somali refugee, Sahro Abdi Muse, at the monastery, Christopher is pulled back into the world as his life intersects with Sahro’s and that of an Afghan war veteran in surprising and revealing ways. North traces the epic journey of Sahro from her home in Somalia to South America, along the migrant route through Central America and Mexico, to New York City, and finally, her dangerous attempt to continue north to safety in Canada. It also compellingly traces the inner journeys of Brother Christopher, questioning his future in a world where the monastery way of life is waning, and of veteran Teddy Fletcher, seeking a way to make peace with his past. Written in Brad Kessler’s sharp, beautiful, and observant prose, and grounded in the author’s own corner of Vermont, where there is a Carthusian monastery, a vibrant community of Somali asylum seekers, and a hole left after a disproportionate number of Vermont soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, North gives voice to these invisible communities, delivering a story of human connection in a time of displacement. Brad Kessler is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Lick Creek and Birds in Fall, which was a recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and a memoir, Goat Song. He has been awarded a Whiting, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, TheNation, the Kenyon Review, and BOMB. He lives in Vermont.

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RIGHTS: North America

Bullet Train

SELLING POINTS

A NOVEL

BY KOTARO ISAKA

A dark, satirical thriller by the bestselling Japanese author, following the perilous train ride of five highly motivated assassins—soon to be a major film from Sony

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: Bullet Train (published in Japan as Maria Beetle) is a major bestselling novel by an author whose books have sold millions of copies around the world. UPCOMING MOVIE: A film based on Bullet Train is in the works, starring Brad Pitt and Joey King, and directed by David Leitch (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde). AUDIENCE: For readers of Carl Hiaasen, Raymond Chandler, and Haruki Murakami.

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Nanao, nicknamed Lady Bird—the self–proclaimed “unluckiest assassin in the world”—boards a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with one simple task: grab a suitcase and get off at the next stop. Unbeknownst to him, the deadly duo Tangerine and Lemon are also after the very same suitcase—and they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard. Satoshi, “the Prince,” with the looks of an innocent schoolboy and the mind of a viciously cunning psychopath, is also in the mix and has history with some of the others. Risk fuels him as does a good philosophical debate . . . like, is killing really wrong? Chasing the Prince is another assassin with a score to settle for the time the Prince casually pushed a young boy off of a roof, leaving him comatose. When the five assassins discover they are all on the same train, they realize their missions are not as unrelated as they first appear. A massive bestseller in Japan, Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller that fizzes with an incredible energy and surprising humor as its complex net of double–crosses and twists unwind. Award–winning author Kotaro Isaka takes readers on a tension packed journey as the bullet train hurtles toward its final destination. Who will make it off the train alive—and what awaits them at the last stop? Kotaro Isaka is a bestselling and award–wining writer who is published around the world. He has won the Shincho Mystery Club Award, Mystery Writers of Japan Award, Japan Booksellers’ Award, and the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize. Bullet Train is his US debut.

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Go Home, Ricky! A NOVEL

BY GENE KWAK

From a rising literary star comes a fresh, satirical novel about masculinity and tenderness, fatherhood and motherhood, set in the world of semi–professional wrestling

SELLING POINTS NEW VOICE IN FICTION: Kwak is a writer of true voice and immense talent, and his debut novel, written in strong, often hilarious prose, offers a story about identity that we haven’t read before, in a world we haven’t seen before. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Kwak has many fans and supporters in the literary community, from The Rumpus and Electric Lit to connections forged at residencies at Tin House and Yale. AUDIENCE: For readers of Tommy Orange and Joshua Ferris.

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ALSO AVAILABLE After seven years on the semi–pro wrestling circuit, Ricky Twohatchet, a.k.a. Richard Powell, needs one last match before he gets called up to the big leagues. Unlike some wrestlers who only play the stereotype, Ricky believes he comes by his persona honestly—he’s half white and half Native American—even if he’s never met his father. But the night of the match in Omaha, Nebraska, something askew in their intricate choreography sets him on a course for disaster. He finishes with a neck injury that leaves him in a restrictive brace and a video already going viral: him spewing profanities at his ex–partner, Johnny America. Injury aside, he’s out of the league. Without a routine or identity, Ricky spirals downward, finally setting off to learn about his father, and what he finds will explode everything he knows about who he is—as a man, a friend, a son, a partner, and a wrestler. Go Home, Ricky! is a sometimes–witty, sometimes–heart–wrenching, but always gripping look into the complexities of identity. Gene Kwak has published fiction and nonfiction both in print and online in the The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Wigleaf, Redivider, Hobart, Electric Literature, and in the flash anthology Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction. He teaches at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Go Home, Ricky! is his debut novel.

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All of You Every Single One A NOVEL

BY BEATRICE HITCHMAN

From an acclaimed and powerful talent in historical fiction, a literary historical novel set in a bohemian enclave of Vienna about love, freedom, and what constitutes a family

SELLING POINTS FOR FANS OF HISTORICAL LGBTQ+ STORIES: Will appeal to readers of Sarah Waters and fans of Portrait of a Lady on Fire. ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Hitchman is a historical fiction star on the rise; her first novel was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, the Polari Prize, and the HWA Debut Dagger. SOPHISTICATED HISTORICAL FICTION: All of You Every Single One transports the reader to the historical Vienna of Sigmund Freud and Stefan Zweig, but the way Hitchman tells Eve and Julia’s story is absolutely modern.

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Set in Vienna from 1910 to 1946, All of You Every Single One is an atmospheric, original, and deeply moving novel about family, freedom, and how true love might survive impossible odds. Julia Lindqvist, a woman unhappily married to a famous Swedish playwright, leaves her husband to begin a passionate affair with a female tailor named Eve. The pair run away together and settle in the more liberal haven of Vienna, where they fall in love, navigate the challenges of their newfound independence, and find community in the city’s Jewish quarter. But Julia’s yearning for a child throws their fragile happiness into chaos and threatens to destroy her life and the lives of those closest to her. Ada Bauer’s wealthy industrialist family have sent her to Dr. Freud in the hope that he can cure her mutism—and do so without a scandal. But help will soon come for Ada from an unexpected place, changing many lives irrevocably. Through the lives of her queer characters, and against the changing backdrop of one of the greatest cities of the age, Hitchman asks what it’s like to live through oppression, how personal decisions become political, and how far one will go to protect the ones they love. Moving across Europe and through decades, Hitchman’s sophomore novel is an intensely poignant portrait of life and love on the fringes of history.

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ISBN 978-1-4197-5216-2 Beatrice Hitchman is an author and an academic whose research focuses on queer fiction and the ethics of historical fiction. Her first novel, Petite Mort, was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award, the Polari Prize, and the HWA Debut Dagger. She is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Brighton. All of You Every Single One is her second novel.

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Brooklyn Supreme A NOVEL

BY ROBERT REULAND

A hard–edged literary thriller about a racially charged police shooting, by one of “crime fiction’s most gifted writers” (George Pelecanos)

SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED NOVELIST: Robert Reuland’s work has been praised by Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Alan Furst, James Patterson, and Marilyn Stasio of the New York Times Book Review, among others. STANDS ALONGSIDE THE BEST IN THE GENRE: With Brooklyn Supreme, Reuland does for Brooklyn what George Pelecanos did for Washington, D.C., Richard Price for the Lower East Side, and Dennis Lehane for Boston. EXPERT AUTHOR: Reuland draws upon his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney to craft an authentic novel of the criminal justice system in Brooklyn. MODERN CRIME NOVEL: Reuland tackles the complicated topics of police brutality and political cover–ups in Brooklyn Supreme, making it a timely read for today’s crime fan.

SPECIFICATIONS * 368 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER No one knows better than Will Way that it’s not so easy to get out of Brooklyn. Seeking escape, Will finds possible upward mobility in a relationship with Regine Pomeroy, the daughter of Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Henry K. Pomeroy. But Regine is a troubled young woman, and one day Will is called upon by her father to fix a situation that proves beyond fixing. Two decades later, Will has returned to the borough and, like many of his peers, joined the NYPD. Now it’s his job to get beat cops out of trouble—cops like Georgina Lee, an inexperienced officer who shot and killed an African American teenager after he robbed a bodega. But when it turns out the perpetrator might not have been armed, Lee’s case becomes a publicity firestorm. Several men vying for higher office in Brooklyn use it to further their ambitions, and Will finds himself caught not only in the bureaucracy of the NYPD and Brooklyn politics, but also in his deeply confused conscience. As he tries to unravel so many different versions of the truth, Will’s past catches up with him; his distant father and Regine Pomeroy reenter his life, and her father tries to capitalize on the case for political gain. As lines are drawn across the city, Will must make decisions he never expected he would have to make, whose outcomes will cost him dearly. Brooklyn Supreme is a clear–eyed exploration of the fault lines of class, gender, and race in America, and a stunning portrayal of Brooklyn’s justice system. A standout crime novel by a writer with an undeniable gift, Brooklyn Supreme is a gritty and gut–wrenching read. Robert Reuland is a writer and criminal defense attorney. A graduate of Cambridge University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law, he worked in the litigation departments of two major Wall Street law firms before becoming a senior assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, where he was assigned to the homicide bureau for many years. He now heads a private practice where he specializes in murder defense at trial and in exonerating persons wrongfully convicted. Brooklyn Supreme is his third novel. He lives in Brooklyn.

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The Mad Women's Ball A NOVEL

BY VICTORIA MAS

A literary historical novel detailing the horrors faced by institutionalized women in 19th century Paris—soon to be a major film with Amazon Studios

SELLING POINTS MAJOR UPCOMING FILM: The movie will be directed by Melanie Laurent, who is currently directing The Nightingale, starring Elle and Dakota Fanning. INTERNATIONAL LITERARY SENSATION: The Mad Women’s Ball is an international literary sensation that has sold more than 150,000 copies in France, with rights sold in 19 countries. BESTSELLER AND PRIZE WINNER: The novel was hailed as the bestselling debut of the season in France last year, and has won the Prix Stanislas, Prix Première Plume, Prix du Premier Roman, Prix Patrimoine BPE, and Prix Renaudot des Prix Renaudot des Lycéens. It was also on the longlist for the Prix Femina (France’s equivalent of The Women’s Prize) and Prix France Culture.

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5759-4 The Salpetriere Asylum: Paris, 1885. Dr. Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad and cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated—these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives, those who have lost something precious, wayward daughters, or girls born from adulterous relationships. For Parisian society, the highlight of the year is the Lenten ball—the Madwomen’s Ball— when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpetriere dressed up in their finery for one night only. For the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope. Genevieve is a senior nurse. After the childhood death of her sister Blandine, she shunned religion and placed her faith in both the celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Charcot and science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugenie, the 19–year–old daughter of a bourgeois family that has locked her away in the asylum. Because Eugenie has a secret: she sees spirits. Inspired by the scandalous, banned work that all of Paris is talking about, The Book of Spirits, Eugenie is determined to escape from the asylum—and the bonds of her gender—and seek out those who will believe in her. And for that she will need Genevieve's help . . . Victoria Mas has worked in film in the United States, where she lived for eight years. She graduated from the Sorbonne University, where she studied contemporary literature. The Mad Women’s Ball, her first novel, has won several prizes in France, including the Prix Stanislas and Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and has been hailed as the bestselling debut of the season.

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Letters to Sala

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Highlights a lesser–known aspect of Holocaust history

BY ARLENE HUTTON

The true story of Sala Garncarz, a remarkable play telling a personal and emotional record of the Holocaust not found in history books Praise for Letters to Sala “The stirring drama about a New York family coming to grips with the sudden disclosure of its matriarch’s hidden Holocaust past.” —Broadway World

There have been more than 100 productions of Letters to Sala and counting, including off– Broadway at the Barrow Group Includes photos, letters, and introductions by the playwright and by Sala’s daughter Ann Kirschner

SPECIFICATIONS * 112 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER DRAMA ISBN 978-1-4683-1603-2 US $15.00 CAN $19.00 UK £10.99

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Sala Garncarz, daughter of a rabbi and the youngest of 11 children, was 16 in 1940 when she volunteered to take her sister’s place in a Nazi work camp. Over the next five years, she endured seven camps and collected, at great risk to herself, a cache of more than 350 letters, postcards, photographs, and other documents sent to her and others during that time. Sala survived the war and moved to America, where, more than fifty years later, she and her family donated her remarkable collection of letters and documents to the New York Public Library, where it went on to earn wide attention. Through these letters that Sala managed to hide and keep safe, Letters to Sala tells the story of her experiences and those of others in the web of Nazi labor camps in occupied Europe, a less–documented and less– familiar aspect of the Holocaust. Adapted by award–winning playwright Arlene Hutton from the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner, Letters to Sala has been produced off–Broadway at the Barrow Group and with over 100 productions. Arlene Hutton is best known as the author of the award–winning Nibroc Trilogy. Her plays have been produced at regional theaters and colleges around the country, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, for FringeNYC, and at theaters in New York City and abroad. She’s a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and an alumna of New Dramatists. She lives in New York City.

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Comrade Koba

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BY ROBERT LITTELL

The twentieth work of fiction by New York Times bestselling author Robert Littell is a rich, historical novel about the encounters between a naive boy and a paranoid tyrant Praise for Robert Littell “One of the most talented, most original voices in American fiction today, period.” —Washington Post

BESTSELLING AUTHOR WITH SIZABLE FAN BASE: Littell has published 19 other novels (13 of which were published by The Overlook Press) to high acclaim. The Washington Post named Littell “one of the most talented, most original voices in American fiction today, period.” AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Littell is a New York Times bestselling author and has been awarded both the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. TIES INTO SERIES RELAUNCH: Overlook Press is reissuing the best of Littell's backlist with handsome new covers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4833-2 US $13.00 CAN $17.00 UK £8.99

Leon Rozental—ten and a half, intellectually precocious, and possessing a disarming candor—is suddenly alone after the death of his nuclear physicist father and the arrest of his mother during the Stalinist purge of Jewish doctors. Now on his own and hiding from the NKVD in the secret rooms of the House on the Embankment, the massive building in Moscow where many Soviet officials and apparatchiks live and work, Leon starts to explore. One day, after following a passageway, Leon meets Koba, an old man whose apartment is protected by several guards. Koba is a high–ranking Soviet official with troubling insight into the thoughts and machinations of Comrade Stalin. In this taut and layered novel, New York Times bestselling author Robert Littell deploys his deep knowledge of this complex period in Russian history and masterful talent for captivating storytelling to create a nuanced portrayal of the Soviet dictator, showing Stalin’s human side and his simultaneous total disregard for and ignorance of the suffering he inflicted on the Russian people. The charm and spontaneity of young Leon make him an irresistible narrator—and not unlike Holden Caulfield, whom he admits to identifying with—caught in the spider’s web of the story woven by this enigmatic old man. Robert Littell is the author of 19 other highly acclaimed novels, many about the Cold War and the Soviet Union, including his masterwork, the New York Times bestseller The Company, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award winner for Best Mystery/Thriller, Legends. An American born in Brooklyn, Littell now lives in France.

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How I Learned to Hate in Ohio A NOVEL

BY DAVID STUART MACLEAN

A brilliant, hilarious, and ultimately devastating debut novel by a PEN Award– winning writer about an unexpected friendship and the search for goodness set in a culturally divided middle America—now in paperback

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING WRITER: MacLean is the recipient of the PEN Emerging Writer Award for Nonfiction, and his essays and stories have been widely published in outlets such as the New York Times and NPR's This American Life. A TIMELY DEBUT: It is a beautifully written novel by a major new voice in American fiction that speaks to our current culture wars by examining our recent past. The book addresses, in fiction form, similar ideas of white alienation covered in books like Hillbilly Elegy. AUDIENCE: For readers of Stephen Markley’s Ohio and Ben Lerner's The Toledo School.

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In the rural Ohio of the late 1980s, social outcast Barry Nadler begins his freshman year of high school with low expectations. He resolves to go unnoticed as much as possible, until his world is upended by the arrival of Gurbaksh Singh, Gary for short, a Sikh teenager. Charismatic and wildly conspicuous, Gurbaksh befriends Barry and pulls him into a series of startling and uncharacteristic exploits. But as Barry becomes popular–adjacent at school, the rest of his world starts to unravel. His mom’s trips for her job with Marriott seem to keep her away longer. His philosophy professor dad is dealing with something. And soon his classmates and neighbors begin to react to the presence of the Singhs, a family so different from theirs. Through bitingly comic asides and wry observations, Barry becomes increasingly tuned into the seeds of xenophobia and racism finding fertile soil in this insular community, until tragedy unfolds. In bracing prose that captures the authentic voice of a heartrending awakening, David Stuart MacLean’s How I Learned to Hate in Ohio shines an uncomfortable light on the roots of white middle–American discontent. At once darkly funny and surprisingly moving, this is a humane, provocative, and undeniably resonant debut novel for our divided world. David Stuart MacLean is a winner of the PEN Emerging Writer Award for Nonfiction and author of the award–winning memoir The Answer to the Riddle Is Me. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, Guernica, and on This American Life. He has taught creative writing at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and the School of the Art Institute; is cofounder of the Poison Pen Reading Series in Houston; and was a Fulbright Scholar to India. Raised in central Ohio, he now lives in Chicago. How I Learned to Hate in Ohio is his debut novel.

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CHARLES PORTIS BACKLIST REFRESH

The Master and Margarita

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Revisit a True American Classic or KATHERINE Discover New Favorites by BY MIKHAIL BULGAKOV; TRANSLATED BY DIANA BURGIN AND TIERNAN FAVORITE OF PROFESSORS: This Voices translation, originated by O'CONNOR One of the Most Enduring and Incomparable Literary Ardis Publishers, was the first The acclaimed, bestselling translation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s one with the full, uncensored text; of the Last Century with its extensive commentary, it

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BESTSELLING TRANSLATION: This edition, translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor, has sold more than 150,000 copies. MAJOR FILM IN THE WORKS: A film based on the novel is in development with the director Baz Luhrmann. ESSENTIAL CLASSIC: The underground masterpiece of 20th–century Russian fiction, this classic novel was written during Stalin’s regime and could not be published until many years after its author’s death.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST An audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature. The novel’s vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author’s lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s. Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech. Now The Overlook Press is reissuing this acclaimed translation in an all–new package. One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing to literally go to hell for him. What ensues is a novel of inexhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances splendidly emerge in Diana Burgin’s and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor's superb English translation, with an afterword and extensive commentary by Ellendea Proffer. Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) was born and educated in Kiev, where he graduated as a doctor in True GrittoMass 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine write Market some ofPaperback the greatest Russian literature of thisSouth century. He True Grit The Dog of the died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and ISBN 978-1-4683-0629-3 #1 New York Times Bestseller and PB ISBN 978-1-58567-931-7 Margarita. U.S. $7.99 CAN. $9.99 NEA Big Read U.S. $16.00 CAN. $22.00 ISBN: 978-1-4683-0629-3 ISBN: 978-1-58567-931-7 50799 51595 With an afterword by Donna Tartt PB ISBN 978-1-59020-459-7 U.S. $16.00 CAN. $22.00 ISBN: 978-1-59020-459-7 51595

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From Beeple: Everydays 2007–2020 • By Mike Winkelmann


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Beeple

EVERYDAYS, THE FIRST 5,000 IMAGES BY MIKE WINKELMANN

The first monograph on a digital art phenomenon

SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE: Beeple boasts a massive 1.7 million followers on Instagram and more than 500,000 on Facebook. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Beeple has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5, and many more. He's worked with brands including Louis Vuitton, Apple, Nike, Coca–Cola, and Pepsi. THE FIRST BOOK BY AN INTERNET PHENOMENON: Beeple has created a new piece of art every day for thirteen years and has accumulated a legion of fans who are eager for a book.

SPECIFICATIONS * 5000 color illustrations * 400 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 218mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 287mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART, COMPUTERS, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5691-7 US $65.00 CAN $82.00 UK £45.00

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Mike Winkelmann is a graphic designer from Charleston, South Carolina, who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays, and VR/AR work. After releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops, he worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, and deadmau5, among others. His clients include Louis Vuitton, Apple, Nike, Coca–Cola, and Pepsi.

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Pandemonium

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF DEMONOLOGY BY ED SIMON

A compendium celebrating the art of hell and its minions

SELLING POINTS UNIQUE IN THE MARKET: The first fully illustrated compendium of its kind, this book brings together more than 2,000 years of demonic history in one beautifully designed package. RESPECTED AUTHOR: Simons holds a PhD in English and is a writer for the highly regarded literary website The Millions. EVERGREEN SUBJECT: The subject of demons and devilry is perennially popular, and in recent years, studies of the occult have become very trendy.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 color illustrations * 300 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 196mm * HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 250mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ART, ART HISTORY, RELIGION ISBN 978-1-4197-5638-2 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE The Art of the Devil ISBN 978-2-37495-117-1

US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

Pandemonium: The Illustrated History of Demonology presents—for the first time—Satan’s family tree, providing a history and analysis of his fellow fallen angels from Asmodeus to Ziminiar. Throughout the book, there are short entries on individual demons, but Pandemonium is more than just a visual encyclopedia. It also focuses on the influence of figures like Beelzebub, Azazel, Lilith, and Moloch on Western religion, literature, and art. Ranging from the earliest scriptural references to demons through the contemporary era, when the devils took on a subtler form, Pandemonium functions as a compendium of Lucifer’s subjects, from Dante’s The Divine Comedy to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and all the points in between. Containing rarely seen illustrations of very old treatises on demonology, as well as more well– known works by the great masters of Western painting, this book celebrates the art of hell like never before.

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ISBN 978-2-37495-139-3

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Ed Simon is a staff writer for The Millions, which the New York Times has called “the indispensable literary site." A widely published and prolific freelance writer who holds a PhD in English from Lehigh University, his work has appeared in most major American literary and journalistic sites. He is also the author of several published books, including Furnace of This World: Or, 36 Observations about Goodness and Printed in Utopia: The Renaissance's Radicalism, both released by Zero Books. In April of 2021 Belt Publishing will be releasing his short An Alternative History of Pittsburgh and Broadleaf Books will be releasing his co–edited anthology The God Beat: What Journalism Says about Faith and Why it Matters in June of 2021. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Tarot and Divination Cards A VISUAL ARCHIVE

BY LAETITIA BARBIER

A stunning visual history of tarot

SELLING POINTS A VISUAL GEM: Includes rarely before seen art from anonymous tarot artists of the past, artwork from modern art masters (Salvador Dalí, Alphonse Mucha, Niki de Saint–Phalle), and new works from the best illustrators of today. RESPECTED AUTHOR: Barbier is a professional tarot reader and the programming director and head librarian of the popular Morbid Anatomy movement (with more than 300,000 followers on Instagram), which boasts an enthusiast community of esoteric and curiosities lovers. BROAD FANBASE: Enthusiasm for tarot and esotericism transcends age and traditional demographic divides, appealing to artists, illustrators, art history buffs, armchair psychologists, and professional psychoanalysts alike.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 color illustrations * 380 pages * WIDTH: 8" - 196mm * HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 250mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART, ART HISTORY, CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-5637-5 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

Used for self–exploration or divination, tarot has, for more than 500 years, been the most popular and accessible of all esoteric tools, looming large in today’s mainstream culture. Why? Because the cards are inexpensive and easy to carry—a perfect traveling companion and, therefore, an invitation to a journey inward and out. Humans are drawn to playing games and feel driven to find meaning in the chaos of paradoxical signs. The vivid iconography of the “Arcanas” speak to us like no other language, moving us to the core, weaving through each card a universal story, a metaphorical pathway of transformation. This 400–page book presents—for the first time—a close look at 500 years of figurative card decks created or used for fortune telling, divinations, and oracle purposes, and explores, one card at the time, their iconographic roots at the crossroads of the medieval imaginarium, Western esoteric wisdom, folklore, and also contemporary art and pop culture. With hundreds of images drawn from more than 100 decks, rarely published and often forgotten in library archives, this book offers the first visual history of tarot. French–born Laetitia Barbier is an independent scholar and curator, as well as a professional tarot reader and teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history at the Sorbonne in Paris. Barbier has worked with Morbid Anatomy as the programming director and head librarian since 2012. Her work has been featured in Atlas Obscura, Vice, and in Death: A Graveside Companion (Thames & Hudson). Barbier shares her love for tarot and obscure fortune telling decks and techniques through her Instagram account, where she has nearly 40,000 followers.

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Cthulhu Dark Arts Tarot BY BRAGELONNE GAMES

Divine the future with the ancient forgotten gods of Lovecraft!

SELLING POINTS TAROT CRAZE: Mysticism has gone mainstream, and the market has seen a number of strong tarot and oracle decks in the past two years. TRENDY INTERPRETATION: Tarot enthusiasts love collecting unique decks, particularly ones reimagined by contemporary artists, and Førtifem’s tattoo– inspired interpretations of the elder gods will appeal to tarot and Lovecraft fans alike. PERENNIAL FAVORITE: The works of Lovecraft remain popular and reinterpretations of his work—in games, RPGs, films, toys, and TV shows—continue to excite fans of horror, mysticism, and the occult.

SPECIFICATIONS * 78 color tarot cards with a black-and-white booklet

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 3 7/16" - 87mm * HEIGHT: 6 9/16" - 167mm * Boxed Set PUB MONTH: OCTOBER FANTASY, COLLECTIBLES, ART ISBN 978-1-4197-5810-2 US $30.00 CAN $38.00 UK £21.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Established by H.P. Lovecraft in the span of a few short stories, the Cthulhu mythos has been incorporated into popular culture and contemporary fantasy production, most recently in HBO’s hit series Lovecraft Country. Made by connoisseurs and lovers of Lovecraft, Abrams is honored to present the first tarot deck solely dedicated to this special universe. This complete tarot contains 78 illustrated cards, including 22 major and 56 minor arcana. All decks will be packaged with a 32–page booklet that will help with the interpretation of each card. The illustrations of the Cthulhu Dark Arts Tarot were made by Førtifem. First entirely drawn by hand, each illustration was scanned and then colored using a computer. To ensure that the finished product honors the quality of the illustrations, as well as the greatness of the Cthulhu Mythos, they are printed on high quality paper. The format (3.35" x 6.50") chosen for this Cthulhu Mythos–inspired tarot is much larger than the usual divinatory tarot decks, including the Tarot of Marseille. This format is close to one of the oldest tarot decks, the "Visconti–Sforza" created by the artist Bonifacio Bembo between 1428 and 1447.

The Antique Anatomy Tarot Kit ISBN 978-1-4197-3914-9 US $29.99 CAN $37.99

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ISBN 978-2-37495-084-6

US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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Maxime Le Dain is a highly regarded and world–renowned scholar of the Lovecraft mythos. Fortifem is design/illustration duo Adrian Havet and Jesse Daubertes, whose graphics have been employed by Rammstein, Slipknot, Trivium, HBO, and Cartier.

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Karl Lagerfeld

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A GERMAN IN PARIS

BY ALFONS KAISER

The definitive biography of the last iconic fashion designer

ICONIC SUBJECT: Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most recognizable fashion icons of the past 50 years, and his time as creative director of Chanel took the beloved brand to new heights. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Alfons Kaiser is an authority on fashion reporting and has crafted a biography that draws on many previously unknown sources to illuminate the enigmatic Lagerfeld's incredible life. GLOBAL RECOGNITION: Chanel is an iconic fashion house whose patrons are drawn to all aspects of the brand.

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 black-and-white photographs

* 400 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY BIOGRAPHY, FASHION, NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5725-9 US $30.00 CAN $38.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE “It starts with me and it ends with me." Karl Lagerfeld stylized himself into a living logo and a myth of the fashion world. In Karl Lagerfeld: A German in Paris, journalist Alfons Kaiser, who knew Lagerfeld personally for many years, introduces readers to the public and private life of the charismatic fashion designer. Kaiser explores the many eras of Lagerfeld's life: the youthful outsider in the north German flatlands; the urbane genius in Paris; the tireless draftsman; the enthusiastic photographer; the passionate book collector; and the disciplined Prussian workaholic. What is behind this larger–than–life figure who, despite a massively public persona, kept his own life story a secret? Drawing from many previously untapped sources, this biography investigates the man behind the persona: the precocious boy who preferred to draw in the attic than play with his peers; the son who quarreled with his parents but never got away from them; Yves Saint Laurent's competitor, whom he outshone in the end; the brother, uncle, friend—and finally the partner of Jacques de Bascher, the great love of his life.

Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns ISBN 978-1-4197-3284-3 US $85.00 CAN $107.00

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Alfons Kaiser is an editor at the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is responsible for the section "Germany and the World," as well as for the monthly Frankfurter Allgemeine magazine. He prefers to write about fashion.

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Synesthesia

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THE ART OF AYA TAKANO BY AYA TAKANO

Pop art and manga join forces in this long–awaited monograph

IN–DEMAND ARTIST: The first monograph from Aya Takano, lead artist of Kaikai Kiki, the studio created by Takashi Murakami WELL CONNECTED CONTRIBUTORS: An Introduction by Takashi Murakami (1.7 million followers on Instagram) will bring a great deal of attention from fans CROSSOVER APPEAL: Aya Takano is celebrated in both the fine art and manga worlds TIMELY: Takano’s sexually empowering themes and symbols are more relevant than ever

SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color illustrations * 240 pages * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART, GRAPHIC DESIGN, POP CULTURE, ART HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5848-5 US $65.00 CAN $82.00 UK £45.00

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Painter, illustrator, sci–fi writer, and manga artist Aya Takano is one of the main artists of Kaikai Kiki, the artistic production studio created in 2001 by Takashi Murakami. Inspired by all art forms, from erotic stamps of the Edo Period to Impressionism, from Osamu Tezuka to Gustav Klimt, the artist has built a universe all her own. A universe made of infinite worlds, all a means of escaping reality, gravity, and its restraints, to attain a certain form of transcendence. This book, her first monograph, will explore for the first time all the layers of this multifaceted career. Aya Takano is a contemporary Japanese artist best known for her involvement with the aesthetics of the Superflat movement and manga art. Takano’s work is recognized for its use of sexually empowering images of women, animals, and often surreal mythology, creating a loose narrative of her artistic persona. Her work is part of a Postmodern tradition in Japan that appropriates popular art forms, using them to represent critical perspectives on Japanese contemporary life. Like Chiho Aoshima and Yoshitomo Nara, Takano’s oeuvre is an example of how artists have developed new modes of expression within Japanese visual culture. Born on December 22, 1976 in Saitama, Japan, she studied at Tama Art University in Tokyo before going to work as an assistant for the artist Takashi Murakami, the founder of the Superflat art movement. Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, among others. Takano lives and works between Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan.

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Run

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BOOK ONE WRITTEN BY JOHN LEWIS AND ANDREW AYDIN; ILLUSTRATED BY L. FURY, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY NATE POWELL

First you march, then you run. From the #1 bestselling, award–winning team behind March comes the first book in their new, groundbreaking graphic novel series, Run: Book One

BESTSELLING SERIES: March has been a staple on the New York Times Bestseller list, including six weeks at #1. AWARD–WINNING SERIES: Celebrated, award–winning authors of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Coretta Scott King Book Award, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, and many others. ICONIC CREATOR: Congressman John Lewis passed away on July 17, 2020. Run: Book One is the eagerly anticipated follow–up to March: Book Three, which was published in 2016. TIMELY AND RELEVANT: Urgently relevant for those who seek to understand American political conflict, Run is destined to become required reading alongside March—the first and only comic to win the National Book Award.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white Illustrations throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel series March—the continuation of the life story of John Lewis and the struggles seen across the United States after the Selma voting rights campaign. To John Lewis, the civil rights movement came to an end with the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But that was after more than five years as one of the preeminent figures of the movement, leading sit–in protests and fighting segregation on interstate busways as an original Freedom Rider. It was after becoming chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and being the youngest speaker at the March on Washington. It was after helping organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the ensuing delegate challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. And after coleading the march from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In Run: Book One, John Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin reteam with Nate Powell—the award–winning illustrator of the March trilogy—and are joined by L. Fury—making an astonishing graphic novel debut—to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history. Congressman John Lewis (1940–2020) was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington and was the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic memoir series March. Andrew Aydin is an American politician and award– winning comics writer, and was the Digital Director and Policy Advisor to the late Georgia congressman John Lewis, and coauthor of March. Aydin splits his time between Washington, D.C., and Asheville, NC. Nate Powell is a New York Times bestselling, award–winning graphic novelist; his work includes the March trilogy, Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero, and Save It for Later. Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. L. Fury is a lifelong resident of Houston, Texas. After a stint in the gaming industry and then marketing, she shifted her sights to long–form comics, illustrating the unreleased Double Barrel Shogun. Run is Fury's first graphic novel.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Save It for Later ISBN 978-1-4197-4912-4

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3484-7

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Flung Out of Space

THE INDECENT ADVENTURES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH BY GRACE ELLIS AND HANNAH TEMPLER

A fictional and complex portrait of bestselling author Patricia Highsmith caught up in the longing that would inspire her queer classic, The Price of Salt

SELLING POINTS HIGH–PROFILE CREATORS: Writer Grace Ellis achieved acclaim for her young adult series the Lumberjanes, which won the Eisner Award for Best New Series and Best Publication for Teens in 2015. NOTABLE CONTRIBUTOR: Highsmith’s authorized biographer, Joan Schenkar, has written an afterword that will contextualize the writer's real life with this fictional portrayal. SUCCESSFUL GENRE: This graphic novel sits on the cross– section of creative nonfiction, historical fiction, and LGBTQ+ novels, all of which have been popular with readers, as seen by the success of titles such as My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics, 2017), Fun Home (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), and They Called Us Enemy (Top Shelf, 2019). UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Flung Out of Space is a queer portrait of a complicated figure. This is not just a love story, but a detailed and fully rounded portrait of desire and creative struggle.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout

* 208 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

Flung Out of Space is an imagined portrait of the wild and complicated figure that was infamous crime writer Patricia Highsmith. As the story opens, we meet Pat begrudgingly writing low–brow comics. A drinker, a smoker, and a hater of life, Pat knows she can do better. Her brain churns with images of the great novel she could and should be writing— what will eventually be Strangers on a Train (which would later be adapted into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951). Pat is a chronic womanizer, but she’s ashamed of being gay, and so on the recommendation of her therapist, she enrolls in conversion therapy, where she meets many of her future sexual conquests. This is also not just the story of a queer woman, but of a queer artist. Written and illustrated by two heavyweights in the comics world—Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer, it’s a comic about what it was like to write comics in the 1950s, but also about what it means to be a writer at any time in history, struggling to find your voice. Flung Out of Space isn’t a rosy portrait of queer life, but rather an unflinching one. An afterword written by Highsmith’s authorized biographer, Joan Schenkar, contextualizes the writer’s life with this fictional portrayal and offers insight into Highsmith’s complex legacy. Highsmith was unapologetic but guilt–ridden, talented but self–sabotaging, magnetic but withdrawn, vicious but hilarious. In short: She was a hell of a woman and a hell of a protagonist. Grace Ellis burst onto the comics scene with The Lumberjanes, which she cocreated and cowrote. It was a New York Times bestselling, Eisner and GLAAD Award–winning comics series that broke the mold of both YA and superhero comics. Ellis lives in Columbus, Ohio. Hannah Templer is a queer cartoonist currently living in Baltimore, Maryland. She has worked as a colorist, cover artist, and interior artist on titles such as Jem and the Holograms, Captain Marvel, and Tomb Raider. She is also the creator of Cosmoknights, published in 2019 by Top Shelf Comics. Joan Schenkar is a widely reviewed, award– winning playwright, author, and literary biographer. Her most recent book, the national award–winning biography, The Talented Miss Highsmith, is a New York Times Notable Book. She lives and writes in Paris and Greenwich Village.

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GRAPHIC NOVELS, LGBT INTEREST, WOMEN'S HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-4433-4 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Commute ISBN 978-1-4197-3674-2

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Lifetime Passes BY TERRY BLAS; ILLUSTRATED BY CLAUDIA AGUIRRE

In this darkly comedic YA graphic novel, a group of teens starts a program to bring senior citizens to a local theme park to take advantage of the unofficial park policy: If someone dies on the property, the rest of their party is given lifetime passes!

SELLING POINTS NEW TAKE ON A COMING–OF– AGE STORY: Features classic YA themes of identity and peer pressure, figuring out right and wrong, combined with universal themes of self–acceptance and personal growth. STRONG TALENT: Blas is a prolific comics writer and creator of unique worlds. Teaming up with Aguirre, this duo creates vibrant characters at play in a dynamic landscape. FIRST–GENERATION AMERICAN: Lifetime Passes looks at the pressures of being an immigrant in the United States and how Jackie's parent's deportation has shaped her life. TWO FORMATS: Available simultaneously in hardcover (978–1–4197–4016–9) and paperback (978–1–4197–4019– 0) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, LGBT INTEREST, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4666-6 US $23.99 CAN $29.99 UK £16.99

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Sixteen–year–old Jackie Chavez loves her local amusement park, Kingdom Adventure, maybe more than anything else in the world. The park is all she and her friends Nikki, Daniel, and Berke—although they aren’t always the greatest friends— talk about. Kingdom Adventure is where all Jackie’s best memories are, and it’s where she feels safe and happy, especially now that Jackie’s parents have been deported and forced to go back to Mexico, leaving Jackie in the United States with her Tía Gina, who she works with at the Valley Care Living seniors’ home. When Gina tells Jackie that they can’t afford a season pass for next summer, Jackie is crushed. But on her next trip to Kingdom Adventure, she discovers strictly protected company secret: If someone dies at the park, their family gets free lifetime passes. Jackie and her friends hatch a plot to bring seniors from Valley Care Living to the park using a fake volunteer program, with the hopes that one of the residents will croak during their visit. The ruse quickly gets its first volunteer—a feisty resident named Phyllis. What starts off as a macabre plan turns into a revelation for Jackie as Phyllis and the other seniors reveal their own complex histories and connections to Kingdom Adventure, as well as some tough–to–swallow truths about Jackie, her friends, and their future. This book is Cocoon meets Heathers—a twisted satire about a magical land and the people who love it, even to the point of obsession. Jackie’s summer is about to turn into a wild ride filled with gallows humor, friendship, and fun—or is it? Terry Blas is an illustrator and writer based in Portland, Oregon. His autobiographical comics, Ghetto Swirl, You Say Latino, and You Say LatinX, were featured on NPR, OPB, Vox, and Cosmo.com. Blas’s work has appeared in the comics Adventure Time and Steven Universe. His first graphic novel, Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom, is a murder mystery set at a weight loss camp. Dead Weight was named by YALSA as a 2019 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. His second graphic novel, Hotel Dare was selected as a YALSA 2020 Great Graphic Novel for Teens. Claudia Aguirre is a Mexican queer comic book artist and writer. She is a GLAAD Award nominee and Will Eisner Award nominee. Her comics work includesHotel Dare with BOOM! Studios, Firebrand with Legendary Comics, and Kim & Kim with Black Mask Studios. She lives in Monterrey, Mexico.

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ALSO AVAILABLE The Best We Could Do ISBN 978-1-4197-1878-6

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The Eightfold Path BY CHARLES JOHNSON AND STEVEN BARNES; ILLUSTRATED BY BRYAN CHRISTOPHER MOSS

From award–winning authors Charles Johnson and Steven Barnes comes a graphic novel anthology of interconnected Afrofuturistic parables inspired by the teachings of Buddha

SELLING POINTS CLASSIC CREATORS: This collection of eight interconnected morality tales showcases the work of legendary authors Steven Barnes and Charles Johnson. INSPIRED BY TIMELESS LITERATURE: Draws heavily from pop culture, but also gives a nod to classic literature such as The Arabian Nights and The Canterbury Tales. SCIENCE FICTION POPULARITY: Science fiction is still a dominant genre of literature in our pop culture landscape, with works like Jordan Peele’s series Lovecraft Country and Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming Dune.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 240 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY ISBN 978-1-4197-4447-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation ISBN 978-1-4197-0947-0

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Eight strangers looking for enlightenment from an ancient spiritual teacher are trapped in a cave high in the mountains on their way to his temple. One of his acolytes directs them to each tell a story that the group can learn from as they wait out the horrible snowstorm that rages outside the cave’s entrance. One by one the travelers each share a story that, unbeknownst to them, is actually a morality tale representing one of the aspects of final enlightenment as taught in Buddhism. As the wind howls through the night, they tell symbolic stories of horror, dystopia, high adventure, cyberpunk, and urban fantasy. Each story is a spoke on the symbolic Dharma wheel, and each interlocking tale gets the travelers closer to their true destiny—unveiling the future of the entire human race. This remarkable collection borrows heavily from the traditions of pop–culture morality anthology series such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, Lovecraft Country, and the publications of E.C. Comics. Heavily influenced by the science fiction pulps of the 1950s and 1960s, this brilliant collection remixes classic social narratives such as Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and The Arabian Nights, through an edgy, contemporary, yet spiritually centered lens. In The Eightfold Path, our destinies lie in heeding the lessons given in every one of these entrancing tales.

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Graphic Novel Adaptation ISBN 978-1-4197-3133-4

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Steven Barnes is the New York Times bestselling, NAACP Image Award–winning author of more than 30 novels. Nominated for Nebula and Hugo awards, writer of the Emmy–winning “A Stitch in Time” episode of The Outer Limits, and winner of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award, Barnes is a pioneering Afrofuturist writer, and one of the most honored voices in the field. He lives in Los Angeles. Dr. Charles Johnson is a professor emeritus at the University of Washington and author of 23 books. A MacArthur Fellow, Johnson has received a 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, a 1990 National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage, and many others. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Bryan Christopher Moss was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. His commercial clients include Cirque du Soleil, Marvel Comics, Sprite, and a partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He curated, installed, and even showed his own work in his latest exhibition at King Arts Complex, “The Black Panther: Celebrating 50+ Years of Black Superheroes.”

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The Last Mechanical Monster BY BRIAN FIES

From Brian Fies, the acclaimed graphic novelist of Mom’s Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, and A Fire Story, comes a classic comic book adventure for all ages

SELLING POINTS EISNER–NOMINATED COMIC: The Last Mechanical Monster was first serialized online as a webcomic and nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in both 2014 and 2015. FRESH, HUMOROUS STORY: This lighthearted comic for all ages is a change of pace for Fies, and is a fun read for fans of classic superhero comics and animation. HOUSE AUTHOR: Fies has a strong track with Abrams; all of his titles have been critically acclaimed, and his most recent title, A Fire Story, received four starred reviews. ADDED VALUE: Includes a four– page removable paper toy on card stock for readers to create their own mechanical monster.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout with pull-out paper toy

* 192 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: JANUARY GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5612-2 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

Decades after being imprisoned for threatening his city with an army of giant robots, an elderly scientist reenters society, only to discover he needs help navigating life in the 21st century. Experiencing real kindness and friendship for the first time ever, his new relationships challenge the inventor’s single– minded devotion for vengeance—just as his plans threaten to spiral out of his control. An homage to the classic cartoons of the 1940s, The Last Mechanical Monster is about ambition, creativity, mortality, friendship, and legacy. How do we want to be remembered? And what will we leave behind? This latest graphic novel from Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, and A Fire Story) already has a fanbase and a considerable history of accomplishment. Initially published online as a webcomic, it was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in both 2014 and 2015. It is also a pivot from Fies’s more serious graphic novels, created at a time when he was between large, demanding projects, and needing to remind himself that comics could and should be fun and provide a joyful escape—something we can all use a little more of these days. Brian Fies is a writer and cartoonist. His widely acclaimed first graphic novel, Mom’s Cancer, won the Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in 2005 (the first webcomic to win this award and the inspiration for the category), the 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize for Best Comic, the 2007 Harvey Award for Best New Talent, and the 2007 German Children's Literature Award. He is also the author of the acclaimed, award–winning graphic novels A Fire Story, which received four starred reviews, and Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, winner of the American Astronautical Society’s 2009 Eugene M. Emme Award for Best Young Adult Literature. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

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Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, STAN LEE, AND JACK KIRBY; DESIGNED BY CHIP KIDD; TEXT BY WALTER MOSLEY, TOM BREVOORT, MARK EVANIER, AND CHIP KIDD; PHOTOGRAPHED BY GEOFF SPEAR

Timed for the 60th anniversary, the iconic and influential first issue of the Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, deconstructed by award–winning designer Chip Kidd; with text by novelist Walter Mosley, Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, and historian Mark Evanier; and photographs by Geoff Spear

SELLING POINTS UPCOMING ANNIVERSARY: Timed for the 60th anniversary of Fantastic Four no. 1, which was published in November 1961. MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics, having celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020, is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide. STUNNINGLY DESIGNED: Chip Kidd brings his award–winning design talents to the iconic first issue of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s groundbreaking Fantastic Four in this beautifully reimagined and meticulously crafted art book. A NEW TAKE: In Fall 2005, Marvel published Maximum Fantastic Four, a 224–page oversized hardcover priced at $49.99. In Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel, Kidd takes a different approach, now working with an original copy of the comic book that has been photographed by Geoff Spear, presenting a reimagined package.

SPECIFICATIONS The first issue of Fantastic Four by legendary creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced fans to a now–iconic team of Super Heroes—Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch, and the Thing—ushering in the modern Marvel Age of comics. Kirby’s artistic contributions in this comic book revolutionized visual storytelling and brought a new reality to the way comics stories could be told, the ripple effects of which continue to influence comic book art to this day. Sixty years after its publication in November 1961, this stunning reimagining by award–winning graphic designer Chip Kidd uses an original copy of the comic book (which initially sold for ten cents and now sells for astronomical prices in good condition) to present the classic story in a whole new way that is sure to engage both lifelong fans and the latest generation of Marvel enthusiasts. The book also includes text by bestselling novelist Walter Mosley, Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, and historian Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics). Stunningly photographed by award–winning photographer Geoff Spear, Fantastic Four no. 1 is showcased as you’ve never seen it before—oversized and remastered—a panel–by–panel exploration of the entire issue that captures every single detail and nuance of Lee’s story and Kirby’s groundbreaking artwork, making it a must–have for every comic book collection.

* Full-color illustrations throughout

* 208 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5615-3 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £28.99

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Stan Lee (1922–2018) was a writer, editor, comic book creator, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Jack Kirby (1917–1994) created or co–created some of comic books' most popular characters including the Fantastic Four. More significantly, he created much of the visual language for fantasy and adventure comics. Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer, and editor at large for Pantheon. A three–time Eisner Award winner, he has written and designed more than a dozen books on comics. Walter Mosley is one of our most celebrated and beloved writers, whose books have won numerous awards and have been translated into more than 20 languages. Tom Brevoort is the executive editor and senior vice president of publishing at Marvel Comics. Mark Evanier is a comic book writer and historian and author of the award–winning monograph Kirby: King of Comics. Geoff Spear is an award–winning photographer. © 2021 MARVEL

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Marvel Classic Black Light Collectible Poster Portfolio BY MARVEL; INTRODUCTION BY ROY THOMAS

Timed for the 50th anniversary, a collectible portfolio featuring 12 ready–to–frame reproductions of the iconic Marvel Comics black light posters

RIGHTS: World English with exclusions SELLING POINTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY: 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary series of Marvel black light posters, originally published in 1971 by the Third Eye, Inc. NEAR FACSIMILE: Reproduced for the first time since 1971, this set of posters is a near facsimile of the originals (21–1/2 x 33"), scaled down slightly to fit standard frames. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE: The original posters are highly collectible, selling for hundreds of dollars at conventions and on eBay. RABID FANBASE: In June 2020, Funko released an exclusive collection of black light–inspired Pop! characters and T–shirts for Target, and the collection immediately sold out. Fans are ready for the original iconic images! NOTABLE CREATORS: Features artwork by legendary Marvel Comics illustrators such as Jack Kirby, Gene Colan, Tom Palmer, and others.

SPECIFICATIONS * 12 color posters * 24 pages * WIDTH: 20" - 508mm * HEIGHT: 30" - 762mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: AUGUST The Marvel Super Heroes are here! Fans will light up when they see this psychedelic, collectible portfolio featuring 12 frameable black light posters of celebrated Marvel Comics characters, including Captain America, Spider– Man, the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, and Doctor Strange, illustrated by legendary artists Jack Kirby, Gene Colan, Tom Palmer, and others. First printed in 1971 by Marvel Comics and the famed black light publisher Third Eye, Inc., 12 rare images from the original series of 24 are reproduced here for the first time. Also included is a brief history of Third Eye and their Marvel Comics black light publishing by historian and former Marvel editor in chief Roy Thomas, along with images of the original comic book art featured on the posters. This vibrant, far–out collection is perfect for fans who are looking to brighten their lives. Features include: · 12 high–quality reproduction posters ready–to–frame in standard 20" x 30" frames · Printed in fluorescent inks for viewing in black light · Fully designed keepsake packaging for safe storing · Brief history of the posters and the original comic book art by historian and former Marvel editor in chief Roy Thomas Roy Thomas has been a comic book writer and editor since 1965, primarily for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2011, he currently edits Alter Ego magazine, writes the online Tarzan strips, and the occasional comic book. Thomas is also the author of two definitive histories for Taschen–75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen and The Stan Lee Story. He lives in rural South Carolina.

ART PRINT, COMIC ART, POP CULTURE, COMICS ISBN 978-1-4197-5622-1 US $125.00 CAN $157.00 UK £90.00

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Marvel Value Stamps A VISUAL HISTORY

BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT; TEXT BY ROY THOMAS

The story of the most inspired comic book promotional campaign of all time, collected here for the first time

RIGHTS: World English, with exclusions SELLING POINTS RARE MATERIAL: A complete collection of the original Marvel Value Stamps is near–impossible to find and has never been reprinted, making this an essential book for collectors and longtime Marvel fans. RESPECTED AUTHOR: Roy Thomas was Marvel’s editor in chief when the Marvel Value Stamps were published. ALL–NEW COVER: Features original art by Alex Ross.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 368 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER COMIC ART ISBN 978-1-4197-4344-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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In 1974, Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee devised an ingenious promotional campaign—Marvel Value Stamps, which appeared on the letters pages of their monthly comics. Readers could cut out all 100 of these Super Hero and Super Villain stamps and place them in a special mail– order booklet. Once complete, these stamp books could then be redeemed for special discounts and exclusive merchandise. The program was so successful, a second set was released in 1975. And now, for the first time, these original stamp books, stamps, and all of the surrounding ephemera and source material are collected into one must–have volume for collectors and fans, along with text from Marvel Comics former editor in chief and historian Roy Thomas. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly–owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character–based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media. Roy Thomas has been a comic book writer and editor since 1965, primarily for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2011, he currently edits Alter Ego magazine, writes the online Tarzan strip, and the occasional comic book. Thomas is also the author of two definitive histories for Taschen–75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen and The Stan Lee Story. He lives in rural South Carolina. © 2021 MARVEL

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Doctor Strange: The Book of the Vishanti A MAGICAL EXPLORATION OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE BY MARVEL

An immersive in–world guide to all things magical in the Marvel Universe

RIGHTS: North America and UK English SELLING POINTS GLOBAL BRAND: Marvel is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide, and has been beloved by fans for more than 80 years. UNIQUE, IN–WORLD CONTENT: Dives deep and expands on what fans know about Doctor Strange and the magic of the Marvel Multiverse. GIFT APPEAL: This in–depth, beautifully designed compendium is the perfect gift for die–hard fans and collectors. FAN RECOGNITION: Marvel comics lovers all know the famed Book of the Vishanti.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER COMICS, ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-5742-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK £21.99

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One of the most formidable and powerful items in the Marvel Universe, the sacred Book of the Vishanti contains an infinite number of potent spells, incantations, and lore from fantastic realms. Created thousands of years ago in the ancient city of Babylon to combat demons and those who wield dark magic, this tome has been passed down by the greatest sorcerers of the ages, each adding their own discoveries into its ever–expanding pages. Now in the possession of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme and Earth’s foremost protector against mystical threats, the Book of the Vishanti acts as his first line of defense. The greatest source of magical knowledge in our dimension, the Book of the Vishanti is the ultimate collection of spells, history, and personal accounts recorded by practitioners over centuries, including notes from Doctor Strange himself. Featuring detailed inscriptions, mind–bending illustrations, and everything you need to know about the heroes, villains, artifacts, creatures, and worlds that make up the mystical and supernatural side of the Multiverse, this book is a must–have for all Marvel fans. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly–owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character–based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media. © 2021 MARVEL

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DUNE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL#1

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DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 1: Dune: Deluxe Collector's Edition

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WRITTEN BY BRIAN HERBERT AND KEVIN J. ANDERSON; ORIGINAL NOVEL BY FRANK HERBERT; COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ; ILLUSTRATED BY RAÚL ALLÉN AND PATRICIA MARTÍN

The first graphic novel adaptation of Dune, the groundbreaking science–fiction classic by Frank Herbert—now in a deluxe collector’s edition

DELUXE DETAILS: Increased trim size of 7 1/2" x11 1/4" and printed on high–quality matte art paper in a faux–cloth slipcase with gold foil stamping and tip-on cover. AMAZING REVIEWS: Dune: The  Graphic Novel Adaptation has been called “Faithful, dazzling” in a starred review from Forward Reviews and “a world that is unmistakably Dune” by Booklist. UPCOMING FILM ADAPTATION: The upcoming two–film movie adaptation directed by Denis Villeneuve stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and others, and the first movie releases on October 1, 2021. SIGNED EDITION AVAILABLE: This edition is available signed (978–1– 4197–5947–5).

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 176 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm Dune, Frank Herbert’s epic science–fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fantastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s adaptation retains the integrity of the original novel, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín’s magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers. A national bestseller, Dune: The Graphic Novel is now available in a deluxe collector's edition with an increased trim size of 7 1/2" x 11 1/4", printed on high–quality matte art paper in a faux–cloth slipcase with gold foil stamping and tip-on cover. Frank Herbert (1920–1986) was an American science–fiction writer best known for his novel Dune and its five sequels. Brian Herbert, son of Frank Herbert, is a New York Times bestselling author, with more than 40 published books. He co–manages his father’s estate. Brian’s biography of Frank Herbert, Dreamer of Dune, was a Hugo Award finalist. Kevin J. Anderson has written more than 50 bestsellers, including his work in Star Wars and X–Files, and he has worked for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM!, and IDW. He lives in Colorado. Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín are celebrated comics artists making their full–length graphic novel debut. They live in Valladolid, Spain. Bill Sienkiewicz is an award–winning artist known for his comics and graphic novel illustration.

* HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover with slipcase PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5946-8 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK £35.00

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From Among the Ruins: Arnold Genthe’s Photographs of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm • Edited by Karin Breuer


RIGHTS: World English

Among the Ruins

ARNOLD GENTHE’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 1906 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRESTORM EDITED BY KARIN BREUER WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY VICTORIA BINDER, JAMES A. GANZ, CAROLIN GÖRGEN, RICHARD MISRACH, BARRET OLIVER, AND COLLEEN TERRY

A comprehensive survey of Arnold Genthe’s life and his legendary photography of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire

SELLING POINTS FIRST DEFINITIVE COLLECTION: Photographs by Arnold Genthe (printed by Ansel Adams) are unique to the Legion of Honor, and this is the first definitive collection of his work. EMOTIONALLY IMPACTFUL: Documentation of unfathomable destruction and human resilience. STRONG PRESENCE: The Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has a strong social media following (Instagram: 33,300; Twitter: 12,500; Facebook: 47,500).

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-951836-15-3 US $45.00 CAN $57.00 UK £35.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Berlin–born photographer Arnold Genthe (1869–1942) was an established member of San Francisco’s art community when disaster struck on April 18, 1906. Though Genthe lost much of his photographic equipment and most of his negatives in the inferno that swept through the city that day, he borrowed a pocket camera and immediately began to document the destruction, ultimately producing more than 170 views starting within hours of the earthquake and continuing for several weeks. Unlike the many commercial photographers who cashed in on the demand for earthquake–related imagery, Genthe printed few of his negatives and rarely displayed them. After the artist’s death in 1942, the Legion of Honor purchased his original earthquake negatives, and, in 1956, the museum contracted Ansel Adams to print twenty–two of the works in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster—however, the majority of Genthe’s views of the disaster were only accessible in the form of small contact prints. With 2018 marking the 75th anniversary of this important acquisition, the curators and conservators of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts embarked on an ambitious project: the team digitally scanned, catalogued, and published this important body of work. Like the exhibition, this book will provide an overview of Genthe’s life and work, trace his journey on April 18, 1906, and illustrate the aftermath of the disaster in terms of the impact on the city’s infrastructure and its residents. Due to the Achenbach’s undertaking, many of the photographs in the catalogue will be newly printed from ultra–high– resolution scans created from the original negatives, making this catalogue the definitive collection of Genthe’s work.

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Karin Breuer is curator in charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Victoria Binder is conservator of works on paper at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. James A. Ganz is senior curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Carolin Gorgen is a fellow with the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France. Richard Misrach is a contemporary American photographer. Barret Oliver is a photographer and specialist in 20th–century printmaking. Colleen Terry is assistant curator for the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.

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A Cookbook for Millennials

AND LITERALLY ANYONE ELSE BUT IDK IF THE JOKES WILL MAKE SENSE SORRY :( WRITTEN BY CALEB COUTURIE; ILLUSTRATED BY BENJ ZELLER

Simple, quick, tasty, and contemporary recipes to fit the millennial lifestyle

SELLING POINTS GIFT APPEAL: The cookbook's blend of humor and design makes for a great gift item. SARDONICALLY SELF– AWARE: The dry humor used throughout is laugh–out–loud funny, particularly as it plays off of many assumptions and generalizations made about millennials. EYE–CATCHING DESIGN: A palette of pastels and clean design speak to millennial aesthetics. SIMPLE, YET USEFUL: For fledgling cooks, these simple recipes will provide easy–to– follow building blocks.

SPECIFICATIONS * Four-color design; blackand-white illustrations

* 64 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST FOOD & WINE ISBN 978-1-951836-32-0 Look, your parents can’t cook for you forever and you can’t have every meal delivered! Is avocado toast your primary food group? Do you own a small family of succulents? Do you suck at cooking but thrive at brunch? Well, you might be a millennial who would enjoy this cookbook. You might not even be a millennial! That’s okay. You’ll get more than 30 delicious recipes that anyone can easily make. Buy now! Or don’t. No pressure.

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Caleb Couturie developed a love for cooking at a young age. Once he overcame his fear of bacon grease, it was only uphill from there. He was trained in the kitchen by world– famous chefs (on YouTube, but let’s not split hairs), and his culinary taste can be described as “bold, creative, and probably excessive.” When he’s not exploring his body’s limitations with dairy, Couturie works as a copywriter in advertising. Just think of Jon Hamm in Mad Men, but less successful, talented, and handsome. Benj Zeller is lactose intolerant but will risk it all for a slice of Costco pizza. He’s also a big fan of bad ideas when it comes to food, and his dream is to someday eat spicy wings on Hot Ones. (Not for the fame, just for the thrills.) When he’s not putting his digestive system through hell, he works as an art director and designer in Portland, Oregon.

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de Young 125

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BY ANN HEATH KARLSTROM WITH DEVORAH MAJOR AND KIM SHUCK

A breathtaking collection of work celebrating 125 years of San Francisco’s legendary museum

PERFECT FOR ART LOVERS: Divided into seven narratives, this book features art from the de Young museum's 125–year–old collection, including American art from the 17th through 20th centuries, textile arts, and art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. STRONG PRESENCE: The de Young museum is a San Francisco institution. Together with its sister museum, the Legion of Honor, they get 1.5 million visitors annually. Online, the museum has 218,000 followers on Twitter, more than 120,000 Instagram followers, and more than 107,000 followers on Facebook. GIFT APPEAL: A blend of art, history, and celebration of the institution makes for a supremely giftable book.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 360 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ART The de Young is San Francisco’s oldest art museum, treasured in a unique verdant setting. Beginning as the Golden Gate Park Memorial Museum in 1895, the museum has been a valued center of world art and culture, serving the Bay Area and, increasingly, national and international visitors and scholars. A city museum since 1924, it joined the Legion of Honor in 1972 to become part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, together preserving and exhibiting the most widely inclusive art collections in the city. Over the years, the de Young buildings changed in telling ways, transforming to protect and present a continuously expanding array of objects and their histories. Published to mark the 125th anniversary of the de Young, this volume offers a new path to artworks from across its departmental disciplines: art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; American art; contemporary art and programming; costume and textiles; and works on paper. Poetic themes, curatorial insights, brief institutional histories, and an expanded historical timeline are accompanied by lavish new photography, presenting this beloved museum to audiences today. de Young 125 features a selection of 125 works from around the world that span more than two millennia and convey a shared human experience and creative achievement.

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Ann Heath Karlstrom is the former director of publications for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and is an independent author and editor. Devorah Major, poet laureate of San Francisco from 2002 to 2004, is a writer and word performer who has taught in the Museums’ Poets in the Galleries program since 1987. Kim Shuck, poet laureate of San Francisco from 2017 to 2020, is a writer, weaver, and beadwork artist who teaches in the Museums’ Poets in the Galleries program.

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Howard Kazanjian A PRODUCER'S LIFE

BY J. W. RINZLER, FOREWORD BY MARCIA LUCAS

A captivating exploration of the life, work, and insider insight of legendary film producer Howard Kazanjian

SELLING POINTS Insider perspective and photos on production of hugely popular movies and franchises, particularly Star Wars; wide fan appeal Very exclusive foreword from Marcia Lucas, Oscar–winning editor and George Lucas’s wife during production of Star Wars Kazanjian’s and the author’s connections within film and book industries will allow for many promotional opportunities

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white photographs throughout; Three 4-color inserts

* 408 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST BIOGRAPHY, FILM ISBN 978-1-951836-18-4 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

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ËxHSLJOEy903435z Howard Kazanjian had already worked with such master directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Wise, Billy Wilder, and Sam Peckinpah when he was recruited by his University of Southern California classmate George Lucas to be vice president of production on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, among other films. In a career spanning 50 years in the industry, Kazanjian has witnessed the transition of Hollywood from its twilight age to the digital world of today. His stories from the front lines on the set, granting insight into the techniques and personalities of some of Hollywood’s finest, illustrated with rare archival photographs, makes this a must–own volume for every cinephile. J. W. Rinzler, former executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd., is the author The Making of Star Wars, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, and The Star Wars, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel, adapted from George Lucas’s original rough draft. Marcia Lucas is an Academy Award–winning film editor who’s worked on such legendary films as Star Wars, American Graffiti, Taxi Driver, and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

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Mary Lovelace O'Neal WHALES F*CKING

BY EMILY A. KUHLMANN AND ERIN JENOA GILBERT

A look at the work, influence, and legacy of the legendary artist and educator

SELLING POINTS Mary Lovelace O’Neal is a groundbreaking and widely respected figure in the art world Companion book to a landmark exhibition, featuring the artist’s work spanning the last 30 years, at the popular Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco running March 25– Aug. 23, 2020 MoAD social media: Facebook, @moadsanfrancisco, 14,000 followers; Twitter, @MoADsf, 5,500 followers; Instagram, @moadsf, 19,000 followers

SPECIFICATIONS * color photographs throughout

* 112 pages

* WIDTH: 12" - 245mm * HEIGHT: 14" - 279mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-951836-02-3 US $39.99 CAN $49.99 UK £30.00

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Examining the essential and influential art of Mary Lovelace O’Neal, this survey of work spanning the last 30 years celebrates the legacy of a teacher, mentor, and heroine for many. As professor emerita of the University of California–Berkeley’s Art Studio Department—a first for an African American woman at the time—Lovelace O’Neal has become renowned as an important educator and painter of activist abstractions that have inspired countless artists in the Bay Area, nationally, and globally. Constantly experimenting with form, color, and figuration to engage in cultural and artistic conversations on behalf of social justice, Mary Lovelace O’Neal presents an oeuvre that continuously subverts the expectations imposed on black artists, as well as defines the cultural power of minimalism and abstract expressionism. Erin Jenoa Gilbert is the curator of African American Manuscripts at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Melissa Messina is an arts professional who has developed thought–provoking exhibitions and projects throughout the United States and abroad. Emily A. Kuhlmann is the director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of the African Diaspora.

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From I Promise You • By Christine Roussey


AN ABRAMS BLOCK BOOK

Sesame Street Countablock (An Abrams Block Book) ILLUSTRATED BY PESKI STUDIO

The next book in the bestselling Abrams Block Book series, featuring all of your favorite Sesame Street friends

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS ENDURING BRAND: Over its 51 seasons (and counting!), Sesame Street has earned 189 Emmy Awards and 11 Grammy Awards; the program has nearly 20 million subscribers on YouTube and two million followers on Twitter. WIDE GIFT APPEAL: The must– have book for all generations of Sesame Street fans, with an eye–catching package sure to appeal to both kids and caretakers. MASSIVE SERIES: The Abrams Block Book series has sold more than 1.3 million copies combined! FRESH ART STYLE: Renowned British illustration and design team Peski Studio brings a fresh edge to a popular category.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 102 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 6 1/4" - 159mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: OCTOBER Count up to 25 with all of the friendly faces who call Sesame Street home, including Elmo, Big Bird, the Count, and more, in the latest title of the Abrams Block Book series! Each exciting spread highlights beloved characters for the board book age group, teaching counting with a fun Sesame twist, and making this book perfect for the youngest fans as well as seasoned collectors. As in previous Block Book titles, this title will include die–cut pages and the stylish art of British design team Peski Studio. Sesame Workshop is an independent nonprofit organization on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. David Partington of Peski Studio (formerly Peskimo) is an illustrator and graphic designer in Bristol, England.

CHILDREN'S, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-4058-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Disney Block (An Abrams Block Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-4057-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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POP MAGIC

What's Up, Construction Truck? (A Pop Magic Book) FOLDS INTO A 3-D TRUCK! BY MATTHEW REINHART; ART BY TOBY LEIGH

Read this innovative board book by pop–up wizard Matthew Reinhart and then transform it into a 3–D bulldozer toy

SELLING POINTS EXCITING SERIES: The Pop Magic series allows preschoolers to explore basic concepts in a fun, interactive way. AMAZING FEATURES: Reinhart is a pop–up wizard and the creative genius behind this project. PERFECT FOR PLAY: After reading the story, caregivers can follow the simple directions to fold the pages into a three– dimensional construction vehicle! STURDY PACKAGE: The chunky board book is contained within a protective slipcase.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 10 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 to 5 CHILDREN'S, KIDS GIFT, KIDS TRANSPORTATION ISBN 978-1-4197-4982-7 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Follow construction workers through a busy day on the job. Lift the flaps to open the bulldozer’s doors and peek inside; help a crew member put on his helmet; and lift up the shovel to help the driver prepare a new bike trail for paving. When the story is over, follow simple instructions to transform the pages of the book into a three–dimensional bulldozer! There’s so much to discover in this stunning interactive board book from Matthew Reinhart. From as far back as Matthew Reinhart can remember, art always took center stage. Despite moving several times throughout childhood, his sketchbook was always nearby, a constant friend wherever his family roamed. An avid comic, fantasy, and science–fiction fanatic, Reinhart has created a huge array of pop culture pop–ups like his bestselling blockbusters Star Wars: A Galactic Pop–Up Adventure, Frozen: A Pop–Up Adventure, Lego Pop–Up, and many more. He is also the creator of the Pop Magic series, an innovative line of interactive preschool books including What’s Up, Fire Truck? and Colors: My First Pop–Up! He lives in San Francisco. Toby Leigh is an award–winning illustrator and artist with an eye for the peculiar. He is a regular contributor to publications such as the Guardian, the Times, the Independent, Esquire, Empire, and Time Out. He lives in London.

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CARTON QTY: 20 ALSO AVAILABLE What's Up, Fire Truck? (A Pop Magic Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-4107-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK

Bananas for You! (A Hello!Lucky Book) A HELLO!LUCKY BOOK; WORDS BY SABRINA MOYLE; PICTURES BY EUNICE MOYLE

From the superstar creators of My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! comes this vibrant, humor–filled board book—the perfect way to tell your loved ones you're bananas for them

SELLING POINTS STRIKING PACKAGE: Beautifully designed and illustrated, the book features a fifth color of ink throughout and foil stamping on the cover. HOLIDAY HOOK: This love– themed board book is a perfect match for Valentine’s Day, or any occasion that calls for celebrating the ones you love. SENSATIONAL SALES: There have been nearly 750,000 combined sales for the Hello! Lucky program! My Mom Is Magical! and My Dad Is Amazing! were both Publishers Weekly and IndieBound bestsellers. STRONG FOLLOWING: Hello! Lucky has almost 80,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 70,000 followers on Pinterest.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER Do you love someone more than chickens love to dance? More than poodles love to prance? Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time that calls for a little extra celebrating, this book from bestselling creators Hello!Lucky is full of eye–catching illustrations, pun–derful humor, and an extra dose of silliness sure to make little ones giggle with every page. Hello!Lucky is all about using creativity to spread joy, fun, and kindness. Founded by sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle in 2003, Hello!Lucky is an award–winning letterpress greeting card and design studio working with dozens of partners to create products, including Abrams’ pun–derful children’s books: My Mom Is Magical!; My Dad Is Amazing!; Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power!; Kindness Rules!; Christmas Is Awesome!; Sloth and Smell the Roses; Go Get ’Em, Tiger!; Thanks a Ton!; School Is Cool!; and Bananas for You! They also offer gifts, ceramics, stationery, kids’ partyware, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-5107-3 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 32 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-489-7

ALSO AVAILABLE My Mom Is Magical! (A Hello! Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2962-1 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

ËxMyHSLELJy729621z Dad Is Amazing! (A Hello! Lucky Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-2961-4

US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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Odd Beasts

MEET NATURE'S WEIRDEST ANIMALS WRITTEN BY LAURA GEHL; ILLUSTRATED BY GARETH LUCAS

Meet nature’s oddballs in this charming board book about some of the strangest animals in the world

SELLING POINTS FRESH APPROACH: The fascinating creatures in this book stand apart from more common animal subjects. EDUCATIONAL HOOK: Age– appropriate facts accompany an illustration of each weird animal, and back matter offers photographs of each critter as well as more detailed information. SERIES STARTER:Odd Birds will follow Odd Beasts in Spring 2022, giving young readers even more delightfully strange creatures to learn about.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 22 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 2 to 4 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4222-4 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 30 Barnyard animals—move over! Odd Beasts introduces babies and toddlers to more unusual species, including the glass frog with transparent skin and the pangolin—the only mammal with scales! Gentle rhyming verses provide the comforting repetition that little ones crave, even as their minds are opened to new and fascinating creatures from around the world. At the end of the book, readers will find photographs of each animal, along with more detailed factual information. The eight animals featured are the pangolin, ocean sunfish, glass frog, anglerfish, long–horned orb–weaver spider, Eastern snake–necked turtle, bush baby, and giant jumping stick. Laura Gehl is the author of 20 books for young readers, including One Big Pair of Underwear (Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice); the Peep and Egg series (Parents’ Choice Recommendation, Amazon Editors’ Pick, Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist); My Pillow Keeps Moving (Junior Library Guild selection, New York Public Library Best Books of 2018 selection); and I Got a Chicken for My Birthday (Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2018 selection). Her recent picture book, Except When They Don’t, received a starred review from School Library Journal, and the fourth title in her Baby Scientist board book series, Baby Paleontologist, received a starred review from Kirkus. Gehl lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and four children. Visit her online at lauragehl.com. Gareth Lucas is an illustrator and designer living in Essex, England, with his wife and five children. After studying at Brighton and Central Saint Martin's Art Schools, he has worked on a variety of projects but enjoys nothing more than illustrating animals, birds, and the natural world. When he is not working he can be heard indulging his other love–the banjo!

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-774-2

ALSO AVAILABLE Who Am I? ISBN 978-1-4197-3646-9

US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Vegetables in Holiday Underwear WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY JARED CHAPMAN

Celebrate all of your favorite holiday traditions in this silly romp that's sure to make kids giggle (and want new undies!)—now in board book!

SELLING POINTS HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS: This board book is stuffed with holiday fun! ANTICIPATED FOLLOW–UP: A delicious addition to the Vegetables in Underwear series which has sold more than 185,000 copies across formats. POPULAR ART STYLE: Chapman’s animation–influenced art style boasts an appeal similar to Bob Shea, Mo Willems, and other “of the moment” artists.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 22 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES up to 5 KIDS HOLIDAY ISBN 978-1-4197-5280-3 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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CARTON QTY: 30 There’s underwear for every day of the week and every month of the year. But come December, Pea proclaims to everyone who will listen that it’s his favorite time of the year! There’s underwear for all of the best holiday activities—playing in the snow, hanging the lights, baking cookies, and of course for giving as a gift! When Pea goes a little bit overboard, Broccoli is there to remind him what the season is all about. With the same snappy humor that made Vegetables in Underwear a hit with the preschool set, Jared Chapman’s latest makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Jared Chapman was born in Louisiana, grew up in Texas, went to college in Georgia, lived in Austin, and now calls the piney woods of northeast Texas his home. He and his young brood prefer silly underwear to serious, and broccoli to celery.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-608-0

ALSO AVAILABLE Vegetables in Holiday Underwear ISBN 978-1-4197-3654-4

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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US $7.95 CAN $9.95 UK £5.99

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I AM BOOKS

I Am Love

SELLING POINTS

A BOOK OF COMPASSION BY SUSAN VERDE; ILLUSTRATED BY PETER H. REYNOLDS

The fourth board book in the bestselling I Am series by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds

BESTSELLING TEAM: Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds’ track as a team only continues to grow. The success of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, IAm Human, I Am Love, and I AmOne—with more than 1,000,000 copies sold across formats—speaks for itself. I Am Love and I Am Human were instant New York Times bestsellers. INSPIRING MESSAGE: As with the entire series, this book is grounded in a message of mindfulness and wellness while emphasizing the transformative power of acting with compassion and love towards all. SEASONAL HOOK: A celebration of love, this title is primed for holiday promotional opportunities, such as Valentine’s Day.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 22 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

I put my hands on my heart and listen. And that is where I find the answer:

AGES up to 3

I have compassion. I act with tenderness.

CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE, KIDS HOLIDAY, KIDS GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4237-8

I am love.

US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds continue their collaboration with the fourth book in their wellness series. A celebration of love in all its forms, I Am Love asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid. Love allows us to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude, and to take care of ourselves by practicing self–love.

CARTON QTY: 30

Susan Verde is the author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. Her books include The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, My Kicks, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul. A certified yoga and wellness instructor, she lives in East Hampton, New York, with her family. Find out more at www.susanverde.com. Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other award–winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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ALSO AVAILABLE I Am Love ISBN 978-1-4197-3726-8

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3152-5

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RIGHTS: World English

THE PROMISES

I Promise You

SELLING POINTS

BY CHRISTINE ROUSSEY

From the bestselling illustrator of the Growing Hearts series comes a sweet and charming board book series about all the things we want to promise children

COMMERCIAL PACKAGE: With charming art, a diverse group of children featured, and die–cuts on the cover and throughout the interior pages, this is the perfect gift for young readers. ILLUSTRATOR BACKLIST: The Growing Hearts series has sold more than one million copies across all accounts, and even though In My Heart was published in 2014, it continues to sell a great number of copies every Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. NEW SERIES: This is the start of an adorable, charming new series from Roussey. We’ve signed up two books so far, with the second book coming in Fall 2022.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 6 7/10" - 170mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 2 to 4 JUVENILE, PICTURE BOOK, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5380-0 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 36 With simple text and bestselling illustrator Christine Roussey's signature whimsical art, a child will hear of all the things their caregivers can promise them in this life––from joy to wonder to regret, and even the smaller moments in life, like cleaning your room and being told to zip up your coat (yes, all the way!). Die–cuts on the cover and throughout the book offer something exciting for little ones to see on each page in this loving ode to growing up and everything that life has to offer. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including the Growing Hearts series, My Lazy Cat, My Stinky Dog, and My Funny Bunny. She lives in France.

ALSO AVAILABLE In My Heart ISBN 978-1-4197-1310-1

US $16.95 CAN $21.95 UK £11.99

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ISBN 978-1-4197-2204-2

US $16.95 CAN $19.95 UK £10.99

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A MIGHTY MARVEL FIRST BOOK

My Mighty Marvel First Book Boxed Set MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, WITH ART BY: JACK KIRBY, JOHN ROMITA SR., SAL BUSCEMA, JOHN BUSCEMA, BOB LAYTON AND JOHN ROMITA JR.

Meet the world’s greatest heroes, as drawn by the world’s greatest creators, in this deluxe boxed set featuring six legendary Marvel Super Heroes!

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide, and recently celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020. RETRO HOOK: The classic art and simple text make this book a must–have for both the youngest readers die–hard fans and collectors. GIFT APPEAL: Each board book in this collectible box set features gatefolds and a bold design, making it perfect for comic book fans to share with their little ones.

SPECIFICATIONS * 144 pages * WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Boxed Set PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5845-4 US $64.99 CAN $81.99 UK £45.00

ËxHSLELJy758454z An introduction to six classic Marvel Super Heroes for the youngest superfans—featuring art by legendary comics artists! Jump into action with Captain America, Spider–Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, the Hulk, and Iron Man! Learn all about their abilities, friends, and alter egos in six bright and bold board books, with art from the classic comics. Vivid colors and three special gatefolds in each book make for fun–filled reads perfect for the youngest kids and longtime Marvel fans alike. Featuring art by titans of comics Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., Sal Buscema, John Buscema, Bob Layton, and John Romita Jr.! Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character–based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 80 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2021 MARVEL

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A MIGHTY MARVEL FIRST BOOK

The Mighty Thor: My Mighty Marvel First Book BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT; ART BY JACK KIRBY

Meet the world’s greatest heroes, as drawn by the world’s greatest creators

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide, and recently celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020. RETRO HOOK: The classic art and text make this book a must– have for die–hard fans and collectors. GIFT APPEAL: With gatefolds and a bold design, this board book is perfect for comic book fans to share with their little ones.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: JANUARY CHILDREN'S, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-5614-6 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE An introduction to Thor for the youngest superfans—featuring art by legendary artist Jack Kirby! Soar into action with the mighty Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, prince of Asgard, and protector of Earth! Learn all about his abilities, skills, and friends in this bright and bold board book, with art from the classic comics. Vivid colors and three special gatefolds make for a fun–filled read perfect for the youngest kids and longtime Marvel fans alike. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character–based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 80 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information, visit marvel.com.

The Incredible Hulk: My Mighty Marvel First Book ISBN 978-1-4197-4817-2 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

© 2021 MARVEL

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A MIGHTY MARVEL FIRST BOOK

Doctor Strange: My Mighty Marvel First Book BY MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT; ART BY STEVE DITKO

Meet the world’s greatest heroes, as drawn by the world’s greatest creators

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide, and recently celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020. RETRO HOOK: The classic art and text make this book a must– have for die–hard fans and collectors. GIFT APPEAL: With gatefolds and a bold design, this board book is perfect for comic book fans to share with their little ones.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/2" - 165mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY CHILDREN'S, ENTERTAINMENT ISBN 978-1-4197-5613-9 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE An introduction to Doctor Strange for the youngest superfans—featuring art by legendary artist Steve Ditko! Power into action with Stephen Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme and Earth’s best line of defense against mystical threats! Learn all about his abilities, skills, and friends in this bright and bold board book, with art from the classic comics. Vivid colors and three special gatefolds make for a fun–filled read perfect for the youngest kids and longtime Marvel fans alike. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character–based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 80 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information, visit marvel.com. © 2021 MARVEL

Black Widow: My Mighty Marvel First Book ISBN 978-1-4197-5254-4 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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MY MAGICAL FRIENDS

My Magical Easter Bunny BY YUJIN SHIN

Follow the Easter Bunny on a grand springtime adventure, with a wheel to spin and tabs to pull

RIGHTS: US, Dependencies, and Phil SELLING POINTS SENSATIONAL SERIES: The My Magical Friends series has sold more than 100,000 copies and counting. SPECIAL NOVELTY ELEMENTS: Includes an interactive element on every page and sparkly holographic foil on the cover. DEVELOPMENTAL USE: The tactile elements featured invite the reader to participate in the story and refine fine motor skills.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 8 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/8" - 181mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/8" - 181mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4461-7 US $8.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 ALSO AVAILABLE Meet the Easter Bunny, who brightens his world wherever he goes! Push, pull, spin, and slide your way through his enchanted land. On the front cover, readers can spin a wheel to animate the character, and holographic foil creates a truly egg–cellent effect. With gentle rhymes, bright colors, and a bit of sparkle and shine, this novelty board book is sure to delight! Yujin Shin grew up surrounded by art, as her mother ran an art institute. Shin worked for Samsung Publishing and Sigong Junior Publishing for about ten years before embarking on a career in freelance illustration. She lives with her family in South Korea.

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My Magical Leprechaun ISBN 978-1-4197-4812-7 US $8.99

ËxMyHSLELJy748127z Magical Unicorn

ISBN 978-1-4197-3729-9 US $8.99

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MY MAGICAL FRIENDS

My Magical Witch BY YUJIN SHIN

Follow along with a magical witch on an interactive adventure, with a wheel to spin and tabs to pull

RIGHTS: US, Dependencies, and Phil SELLING POINTS SENSATIONAL SERIES: The My Magical Friends series has sold more than 100,000 copies and counting. TRICKS AND TREATS: Includes an interactive element on every page and sparkly holographic foil on the cover. DEVELOPMENTAL USE: The tactile elements featured invite the reader to participate in the story and refine fine motor skills.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 8 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/8" - 181mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/8" - 181mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4463-1 US $8.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 ALSO AVAILABLE Meet the witch who brightens her world with spooky–sweet magic wherever she goes! Push, pull, spin, and slide your way through her enchanted land, with plenty of tricks and treats in store along the way. On the front cover, readers can spin a wheel to animate the character, and holographic foil creates a truly impressive effect. With gentle rhymes, bright colors, and a bit of sparkle and shine, this novelty board book is sure to delight! Yujin Shin grew up surrounded by art, as her mother ran an art institute. Shin worked for Samsung Publishing and Sigong Junior Publishing for about ten years before embarking on a career in freelance illustration. She lives with her family in South Korea.

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My Magical Dragon ISBN 978-1-4197-3731-2 US $8.99

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ISBN 978-1-4197-4462-4 US $8.99

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RIGHTS: World English

AN ABRAMS TRAIL TALE

Spookytale (An Abrams Trail Tale) WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER FRANCESCHELLI; ILLUSTRATED BY ALLISON BLACK

Discover spook–tacular surprises in this board book adventure, with die–cut pages to peek through and gatefolds to open

SELLING POINTS HALLOWEEN HOOK: This lightly spooky story is the perfect Halloween read. INNOVATIVE FORMAT: The first title in a new, chunky board book format will shelve well for many retailers—and it is full of die–cut and gatefold tricks and treats. ADORABLE ART: Board book readers will delight in Allison Black’s oh–so–cute and commercial illustrations.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 56 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Casebound Board Book PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES up to 3 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-5019-9 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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CARTON QTY: 14 ALSO AVAILABLE From Christopher Franceschelli, creator of the Abrams Block Book series, comes the Abrams Trail Tale series, taking readers on unforgettable holiday–themed adventures. In this Halloween story, follow two children on their way to a haunted house as they travel through the woods, across a swamp, and past creaking gates. Young readers will delight in the clever die–cut surprises on nearly every spread and the dramatic quadruple gatefold at the end that folds out into a special Halloween surprise. 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. Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in kid–friendly, colorful creations. She has illustrated 15 published books, with another five on the way. Black lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cat, and countless fish. Her favorite color is orange. Visit her at allisonblackillustration.com.

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Barnyard Boogie! ISBN 978-1-4197-2710-8

US $7.95 CAN $9.95 UK £5.99

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US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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One Sheep, Two Sheep WRITTEN BY TAMMI SAUER; ILLUSTRATED BY TROY CUMMINGS

Help Rooster count sheep in this funny bedtime picture book from acclaimed author Tammi Sauer and New York Times bestselling illustrator Troy Cummings

SELLING POINTS LIGHTLY EDUCATIONAL: Little ones will follow along as Rooster counts to ten and runs into all of the animals on the farm. KID–FRIENDLY HUMOR: This hilarious picture book is guaranteed to make young readers laugh out loud. TALENTED TEAM: Sauer and Cummings once again team up to bring the barnyard to life in this zany follow–up to Not Now, Cow.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 3 to 6 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4630-7 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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CARTON QTY: 36 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-960-9 In this hilarious barnyard picture book, Rooster is trying to count sheep but keeps getting interrupted by all of the animals on the farm. They’re ruffling his feathers—and they don’t look the slightest bit sheepish! Featuring bright, commercial illustrations and text perfect for read–alouds, One Sheep, Two Sheep is sure to make young readers giggle as they help Rooster count up to ten. Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is a full–time, award–winning children's book author of more than 30 picture books, including Not Now, Cow, Mary Had a Little Glam, and Wordy Birdy. Getting kids excited about reading and writing is her passion. Sauer spent most of her childhood on a Kansas farm. Now she and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma, with one dog, two geckos, and a tank full of random fish. Troy Cummings is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator behind The Notebook of Doom, Can I Be Your Dog?, and Not Now, Cow. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana, where he steals jokes from his cats, kids, and hamsters. Visit him online at troycummings.net.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Barnyard Boogie! ISBN 978-1-4197-2346-9

US $12.95 CAN $16.95 UK £9.99

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ISBN 978-1-4197-4629-1

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Hush, Little Trucker WORDS BY KIM NORMAN; PICTURES BY TOSHIKI NAKAMURA

Soothe truck–loving toddlers off to sleep with this vehicle–themed bedtime picture book

SELLING POINTS POPULAR SUBJECT MATTER: Trucks, vehicles, and things that go are perennial favorites for this age group. FRESH ANGLE: A sweet take on a bedtime staple, this truck– themed lullaby is perfect for vehicle–obsessed young readers. SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR: Kim Norman is an experienced children’s book author and has written more than 20 picture books.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 3 to 6 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4644-4 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 22 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-965-4 Hush, little trucker, you’re in luck. Mama’s gonna find your lost toy truck.

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A new spin on the classic song “Hush, Little Baby,” this truck–themed lullaby follows a mother and child as they discover different vehicles, from a bulldozer to a front–end loader. Kim Norman’s gentle rhyming text, paired with Toshiki Nakamura’s imaginative illustrations, makes this picture book a great option for bedtime read–alouds.

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

Kim Norman, the author of more than twenty children’s books, is still a little jealous of her sister Tanya, who once won a new truck in a national contest. Calling herself a Bedtime Reading Booster, Norman has visited hundreds of schools around the United States. She loves art, music, and life with her husband and two pug–mix dogs in a little house in Virginia shaded by big pecan trees. Visit her at kimnormanbooks.com. Toshiki Nakamura grew up surrounded by trucks during his childhood since both his father and grandfather were civil engineers. Nakamura is an artist and character designer in both animation and illustration. He has worked for studios such as Netflix Animation, HouseSpecial, and DreamWorks TV. He is currently based in Kanagawa, Japan. Visit him at artoftoshi.com.

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Sunny's Tow Truck Saves the Day! ISBN 978-1-4197-3191-4

ËxWhose HSLELJy731914z Truck? (A Guess-theJob Book) ISBN 978-1-4197-1612-6

US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK £7.99

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Happy Cats

SELLING POINTS

BY CATHERINE AMARI AND ANOUK HAN; ILLUSTRATED BY EMI LENOX

Cat lovers will purr for this paws–itively charming picture book— a celebration of felines and their many moods

PURR–ENNIAL SUBJECT: Cat books sell, as the successes of our own Stack the Cats and I Am a Cat indicate. CHARMING ILLUSTRATIONS: Emi Lenox's hilarious cat illustrations bring the simple text to life. LIGHT CONCEPT HOOK: The rhyming text touches on the concept of opposites, with stanzas like "fluffed cat, bare cat, round cat, square cat!"

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 to 6 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5085-4 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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CARTON QTY: 38 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-122-3 Porch cat Tree cat Book cat Barn cat

ALSO AVAILABLE Stack the Cats ISBN 978-1-4197-2349-0

US $14.95 CAN $18.95 UK £10.99

Sun cat Mat cat Wherever there is yarn cat Emi Lenox’s charming and wonderfully expressive artwork is paired with a simple rhyming text that details all the different sorts of cats—because you can never have too many! Catherine Amari is a children’s book editor who lives in the Hudson Valley in New York with her husband, surrounded by deer, foxes, coyotes, and the occasional brave cat. Anouk Han is a children’s book author and designer. She is allergic to cats but loves them and all other furred, scaled, feathered, and finned creatures just the same. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Emi Lenox is the author and illustrator of an autobiographical sketch diary called Emitown, and she created and drew Plutona with Jeff Lemire, both published by Image Comics. Her work can also be seen in comic series such as Black Hammer and Nowhere Men. Besides comics, Lenox enjoys gaming on her Nintendo Switch and doodling all sorts of cute things such as cats and moogles. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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ISBN 978-1-4197-2643-9

US $16.95 CAN $21.95 UK £11.99

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Penguin Journey WRITTEN BY ANGELA BURKE KUNKEL; ILLUSTRATED BY CATHERINE ODELL

A lyrical picture book exploration of emperor penguins’ incredible journey to parenthood, with stunning watercolor art

SELLING POINTS LYRICAL TEXT: This spare but beautiful text is a great match for the young picture book audience. GIFTY PACKAGE: Features foil and embossing on the jacket. ADDED CONTENT: The author's note gives more information on the penguins' journey. SERIES POTENTIAL: Follow– ups could center on other animal families affected by climate change.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 3 to 6 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4589-8 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 22 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-942-5 Packed Snow / Moon glow Wind–blown / All alone This young picture book is about the incredible lengths to which emperor penguins go for their young ones. Angela Burke Kunkel’s lyrical text and Catherine Odell’s gorgeous illustrations detail the penguins' amazing journey, and an author's note and bibliography provide added context. Angela Burke Kunkel is a school librarian and the author of Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built. After soaking up the sun in the Southwest for a number of years, Burke Kunkel now lives in Vermont with her husband, two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and one rapidly growing bearded dragon. She hopes to meet a penguin (or three!) up close one day. Visit her at angelakunkel.com. Catherine Odell’s childhood spanned the globe and helped her to develop an appreciation for the interconnectedness of life on planet Earth. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, working as a freelance illustrator. She is the author and illustrator of the picture book series Pepper and Frannie. When she is not drawing and painting in her garage studio, she can be found selling her artwork at local street fairs, skating a mountain road, or surfing in the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. Visit her at canyoufeedthedog.com.

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One, Two, Grandma Loves You WORDS BY SHELLY BECKER; ILLUSTRATED BY DAN YACCARINO

From acclaimed creators Shelly Becker and Dan Yaccarino comes this joyful picture book about a girl and her grandmother as they plan the perfect visit together

SELLING POINTS STELLAR ILLUSTRATOR: Yaccarino, an acclaimed picture book artist, has won awards such as the Bologna Ragazzi Award and the Parent's Choice Award, among others. RHYMING TEXT: Becker’s sweet text is set to the classic rhyme “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.” FAMILY STORY: A heartwarming celebration of the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 3 to 5 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4218-7 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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One, two, Grandma loves you. Three, four, visit more. Five, six, precious pics. Seven, eight, mark the date.

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A young girl and her grandmother count up to their next visit and then do all of their favorite things together in this joyful rhyming picture book.

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Shelly Becker is the author of Even Superheroes Make Mistakes, Even Superheroes Have Bad Days (a 2018 Blue Spruce Award Nominee that Kirkus Reviews called “an action– packed romp”), and Mine! Mine! Mine!, which has been included on many Top Five and Top Ten lists of books that teach the concept of sharing. Becker lives in Toronto, Canada, far away from her three wonderful grandchildren, who live in New Jersey. When they can’t be together in person, they keep in touch by speaking on the phone and sending plenty of pictures and videos. Visit her online at shellybeckerbooks.com. Dan Yaccarino is the internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children, most notably Doug Unplugged, Unlovable, The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, and Every Friday. Yaccarino’s work in children’s literature has garnered a host of prestigious awards, as well as adaptations into foreign editions, stage productions, and toys. Yaccarino created and produced the animated series Doug Unplugs, Oswald, and Willa’s Wild Life. He is also the designer behind the animated series The Backyardigans. Yaccarino's work has been recognized by a host of prestigious awards, including the Bologna Ragazzi, the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated, ALA Notable, and the Parent’s Choice Award. More than 2.5 million of his books have been sold to date. Visit him online at danyaccarino.com.

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-772-8 Bird House ISBN 978-1-4197-4408-2

US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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WHEN YOU ADOPT

When You Adopt a Pugicorn BY MATILDA ROSE; ILLUSTRATED BY TIM BUDGEN

What happens when a princess wishes for a unicorn . . . but gets a PUGICORN instead?

SELLING POINTS TRENDY TOPIC: The trend for pugicorns is taking off—and you'd be barking mad to miss it! APPEALING PACKAGE: The cover will have glitter and foil for tons of shelf appeal. POSITIVE MESSAGE: This book has a gentle message about acceptance and the importance of not judging animals (or people!) by their appearance.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK, CHILDREN'S, KIDS FICTION, KIDS FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-4724-3 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

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CARTON QTY: 42 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-490-3 Every year, young princesses and princes arrive at Mrs. Paws' Magic Pet Shop to pick a perfect unicorn pet. But this year Princess Ava arrived too late. There are no unicorns left . . . only Pugicorn! He's short and hairy. He can't sit still or gallop gracefully—and he certainly can't leap over rainbows. Can a pugicorn ever be a princess's best friend? Tim Budgen is the rising–star illustrator of Only One of Me, Nice As Pie, Puss in Boots, and a string of other picture book and novelty titles. He lives in England with his wife and their pets, Baxter and Alfie. Matilda Rose lives in London with her family and two fat pugs named Will and Harry.

ALSO AVAILABLE When You Adopt a Starwhal ISBN 978-1-4197-4723-6 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

ËxItty-Bitty HSLELJy747236z Kitty-Corn

ISBN 978-1-4197-5091-5

US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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From Pig and Horse and the Something Scary • By Zoey Abbott


THE QUESTIONEERS

Aaron Slater, Illustrator BY ANDREA BEATY; ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

An uplifting story about the power of art, finding your voice, and telling your story even when you’re out of step with your peers from the #1 bestselling creators of Sofia Valdez, Future Prez and Ada Twist, Scientist!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: The Questioneers picture books are New York Times bestsellers. They have sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and Beaty’s avid readers are ready for a new character! NEURODIVERSITY: 1 in 5 American school children have learning disabilities, and yet very few picture books deal with this common struggle. Many children will recognize themselves and their challenges mirrored in Aaron’s story. COMING TO NETFLIX: The Questioneers brand will reach an even bigger audience with the launch of the Ada Twist, Scientist TV show.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can’t get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach . . . until inspiration strikes, and Aaron finds a way to spin a tale in a way that is uniquely his. Follow Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater on all of their adventures! Add the picture books, chapter books, and activity books starring The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today. Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioners series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.

AGES 5 to 7 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5396-1 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Iggy Peck, Architect ISBN 978-0-8109-1106-2

US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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The Questioneers Picture Book Collection BY ANDREA BEATY, ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

Get four of the beloved New York Times bestselling Questioneers picture books in this must–have collectible boxed set!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: The Questioneers picture books are New York Times bestsellers. They have sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and Beaty’s avid readers are ready for a new character! COMING TO NETFLIX: The Questioneers brand will reach an even bigger audience with the launch of the Ada Twist, Scientist TV show. THE PERFECT GIFT: The collectible boxed set format comes just in time for holiday gift giving.

SPECIFICATIONS * 136 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Boxed Set - Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5831-7 US $75.99 CAN $94.99 UK £55.00

Three cheers for The Questioneers! Celebrate STEM, the power of perseverance, and standing up for what you believe in with this 4–book boxed set that includes the beloved New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer;Ada Twist, Scientist; and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. It’s the perfect gift for fans and new readers alike! Follow Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater on all of their adventures! Add the picture books, chapter books, and activity books starring The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today.

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Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioners series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.

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THE QUESTIONEERS

The Questioneers Big Project Book Collection BY ANDREA BEATY, ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

Packed with creative, kid–friendly STEM activities, the Questioneers Big Project Books are available for the first time in a 4–book boxed set!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: The Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers PACKED WITH ACTIVITIES: Each book contains over forty creative things to do COMING TO NETFLIX: The Questioneers brand will reach an even bigger audience with the launch of the Ada Twist, Scientist TV show. THE PERFECT GIFT: The collectible boxed set format comes just in time for holiday gift giving.

SPECIFICATIONS * full-color illustrations throughout

* 384 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Boxed Set - Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 4 to 8 Featuring art from the beloved New York Times bestselling picture books, this activity book set contains kid–friendly projects of all kinds and is the perfect gift for curious young readers! Includes Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers, Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects, Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists, and Sofia Valdez’s Big Project Book for Awesome Activists. Follow Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater on all of their adventures! Add the picture books, chapter books, and activity books starring The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today.

CHILDREN'S, KIDS GIFT, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5734-1 US $59.99 CAN $74.99 UK £45.00

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Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioners series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.

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I AM BOOKS

I Am Courage

A BOOK OF RESILIENCE BY SUSAN VERDE; ILLUSTRATED BY PETER REYNOLDS

Encourage kids to find their inner strength with this companion to the New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING TEAM: Verde and Reynolds' track as a team continues to grow. The success of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, and I Am One—with more than 1,000,000 copies sold across formats— speaks for itself. I Am Love and I Am Human were instant New York Times bestsellers. BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: Reynolds is one of the most popular and recognizable illustrators in the industry today, from illustrating the mega–selling Judy Moody and Stink series to his own The Dot and Ish (which have sold more than 600,000 copies combined). BRAVERY & RESILIENCE: An inspiring message that we are all strong and capable, motivating us to find our inner strength. FACING FEARS: Verde’s encouraging text reminds us that true courage isn’t about never being afraid—it’s OK to acknowledge our fears, share our truths, and lean on others. MINDFULNESS ANGLE: Grounded in mindfulness and yoga practices.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

I take a step. I forge ahead. I act with bravery. I am courage.

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture

When we picture someone brave, we might think they’re fearless but real courage comes from feeling scared and facing what challenges us anyway. When our minds tell us “I can’t,” we can look inside ourselves and find the strength to say, “Yes, I CAN!” From the New York Times bestselling team behind the I Am series comes a triumphant celebration of everyday courage: believing in ourselves, speaking out, trying new things, asking for help, and getting back up no matter how many times we may fall. Grounded in mindfulness and awareness, I Am Courage is an empowering reminder that we can conquer anything. Inside, you'll also find exercises to inspire confidence. Susan Verde is the bestselling author of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, and The Museum, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, as well as the Feel–Good Fairy Tales books, illustrated by Jay Fleck, and Rock ’n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. She teaches yoga and mindfulness to children and lives with her three children in East Hampton, New York. Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of many bestselling and award– winning picture books, including The Dot, Ish, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, and I Am One. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he operates the beloved shop Blue Bunny Books and Toys.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4646-8 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE I Am One ISBN 978-1-4197-4238-5

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3165-5

US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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Where Three Oceans Meet BY RAJANI LAROCCA; ILLUSTRATED BY ARCHANA SREENIVASAN

A child, mother, and grandmother travel all the way to the end of the earth in this picture book that celebrates multigenerational love—perfect for fans of Drawn Together and Alma.

SELLING POINTS OWN VOICES STORY: This picture book comes from two Indian creators. They each speak to their relationship to the story in an author’s note and illustrator’s note. FUN BACK MATTER: In addition to the personal notes, this book contains an annotated map of India, which shows all of the family’s stops on their journey. MULTIGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: The family relationships between the grandmother, mother, and granddaughter are at the center of this picture book. There’s lots of parent and grandparent appeal here. RISING STARS: The author and illustrator’s first collaboration —Seven Golden Rings—has been getting a lot of buzz, including two starred reviews!

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket “I want to see what’s at the end of the earth!” Sejal, Mommy, and Pati travel together to the southern tip of India. Along the way, they share meals, visit markets, and catch up with old friends. For Pati, the trip retraces spaces she knows well. For Mommy, it’s a return to the place she grew up. For Sejal, it’s a discovery of new sights and sounds. The family finds their way to Kanyakumari, where three oceans meet, and delight in making it to the end of the earth together. This own voices picture book celebrates the beauty of India and the enduring love of family. Rajani LaRocca is a physician and an author of books for young readers, such as Midsummer’s Mayhem and Seven Golden Rings. She was born in Bangalore, India, and immigrated to the United States when she was very young. She now lives in eastern Massachusetts with her family. You can find her online at rajanilarocca.com. Archana Sreenivasan is a freelance illustrator. Her previous picture books include Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy and Seven Golden Rings. She lives in Bangalore, India, with her family. You can find her online at archanasreenivasan.com.

PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 ISBN 978-1-4197-4129-6 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Grandpa Across the Ocean ISBN 978-1-4197-4225-5

US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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ISBN 978-1-4197-3161-7

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Soul Food Sunday BY WINSOME BINGHAM; ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES G. ESPERANZA

Granny teaches her grandson to cook the family meal in this loving celebration of food, traditions, and gathering together at the table

SELLING POINTS FAMILY & FOOD: This warm slice–of–life celebrates the importance of carrying on traditions—and adding to them. Perfect for fans of Fry Bread and Thank You, Omu! GRANDPARENT LOVE: Granny teaches her grandson an important rite of passage. MOUTHWATERING READ– ALOUD: With decadent descriptions of foods, prepared lovingly step–by–step, the lively text is great for reading aloud. RECIPE INCLUDED: Bingham’s homemade (and kid–friendly) mac ’n’ cheese! DEBUT AUTHOR: Bingham’s multitude of experiences— including as an immigrant and Army veteran—inform her work. ILLUSTRATOR TO WATCH: Esperanza’s Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!) was named to multiple Best of the Year lists. OWN VOICES: Inspired by Bingham’s own cultural traditions with family and friends.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 48 pages On Sundays, everyone gathers at Granny’s for Soul Food. But today, I don’t go to the backyard or the great room. I follow Granny instead. “You’re a big boy now,” Granny says. “Time for you to learn.” At Granny’s, Sunday isn’t Sunday without a big family gathering over a lovingly prepared meal. Old enough now, our narrator is finally invited to help cook the dishes for the first time: He joins Granny in grating the cheese, cleaning the greens, and priming the meat for Roscoe Ray’s grill. But just when Granny says they’re finished, her grandson makes his own contribution, sweetening this Sunday gathering—and the many more to come. Evocatively written and vividly illustrated, this mouthwatering story is a warm celebration of tradition and coming together at a table filled with love and delicious food. Winsome Bingham is a soul food connoisseur, master cook, and a US Army war and disabled veteran. She received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and has more than 15 years of teaching experience. You can find her writing on a deck while waiting patiently with a camera to capture a submarine shooting out of the water. She lives in Groton, Connecticut. Charles G. Esperanza is the second of six cool kids. The South Bronx is where he first opened his eyelids. A dope land shrouded in bright–colored decay, the home of graffiti and hip–hop DJs! He paints funky elephants! Bodegas, too! Mixed with this wonder is some whimsical truth. Esperanza has a voice that is seldom heard. A fusion of jazz, distorted guitars, and chirping birds. Esperanza is also the author–illustrator of Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!). He lives in the Bronx.

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* WIDTH: 10 1/4" - 260mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4771-7 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Supernana BY EVA BYRNE

From New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne comes this high–flying celebration of grandmothers and their superpowers

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: Byrne is the illustrator of the bestselling Princesses Wear Pants series, which has sold more than 300,000 copies! LOTS OF GRANDMA LOVE: This picture book stars a grandma kicking butt on every spread! It’s the perfect gift for grandmothers all year round. SUPER STORY: At its core, this picture book introduces a new superhero. It’s sure to delight young readers who already love superhero movies and books.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5016-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Sharper than a pair of knitting needles . . . Stronger than sticky tape . . . It’s SUPERNANA! Supernana is always there when you need her. Late for school? She’ll turn back time! Stuck in a pinch on a camping trip? Supernana has got your back. And that’s only the start. When an evil villain and her shrink ray descend on the city, will Supernana be up to the challenge? Julia will have to wait until bedtime to find out. Because her Nana’s very best superpower is her storytelling . . . Or is it? From New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne comes this silly and fun celebration of grandmothers.

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Eva Byrne is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Princesses Wear Pants series, and a number of other books for young readers. She lives in the Irish countryside with her family.

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Forty Winks

A BEDTIME ADVENTURE BY KELLY DIPUCCHIO; ILLUSTRATED BY LITA JUDGE

A rollicking bedtime read–aloud about a family of mice, from bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and award–winning illustrator Lita Judge

SELLING POINTS POWERHOUSE TEAM: DiPucchio is the New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President, and Judge’s many accolades include the International Reading Association Children’s Book Award, ALA and NCTE Notables, a Kirkus Best Book, and the Jane Addams Honor. NEW BEDTIME CLASSIC: Families will relate to this sweet, humorous story about the trials and tribulations of getting ready for bed. ADORABLE CHARACTERS: This memorable family includes 40 charming critters, all distinctly drawn and full of personality. Follow along and see if you can meet this challenge at the end of the book: “How many Winks can YOU name?” GREAT READ–ALOUD: The bouncy rhyme makes this a fun read for parents and kids, who will delight in naming and following all 40 Winks.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture “It’s time for bed!” the Wink parents said. Their routine was the same every night. Mama and Papa lined up their big brood, all thirty–eight children in sight . . . When the sun sets on this mouse family's house, it's the start of a bedtime routine for the ages! Come along as all 38 Wink children have snacks and baths, brush their teeth, read stories, and finally, finally settle down to sleep. This rollicking, rhyming story from the award–winning pair Kelly DiPucchio and Lita Judge is the perfect read–aloud for parents and their wiggly little ones to share before bedtime. Kelly DiPucchio is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books for children, including Gaston, Grace for President, and Super Manny Stands Up. DiPucchio works from home in her snug fuzzy flannels in Michigan, where she lives with her small brood. She likes mice but prefers the illustrated kind. Lita Judge is the award–winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Flight School, Red Sled, Born in the Wild, and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, three cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. She also shares her woodpile with a large family of mice.

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

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Pig and Horse and the Something Scary BY ZOEY ABBOTT

A gentle, perceptive story about facing our fears, worries, and anxieties—and the power of a supportive friend

SELLING POINTS ACCESSIBLE, CHARMING ARTWORK: Abbott’s endearing, expressively drawn characters bring this story to life. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: A lighthearted yet tender story about dealing with difficult emotions and comforting others, this is great for classroom curricula and fans of books like The Rabbit Listened (more than 88,000 copies sold). COPING WITH ANXIETY: A helpful tool for discussing mental health topics like being afraid and feeling worried. HEARTWARMING FRIENDSHIP: Pig and Horse exemplify true friendship: confiding, listening, and working through your struggles side–by– side.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4501-0 “I have something in my head and it is scaring me,” Pig said. “What is it?” asked Horse. “I can’t say. I’m trying to ignore it.” Pig can’t stop thinking about something that is bothering her. Try as Horse might to get her mind off of it—with bike rides, swims, and silly hats—it's no use. But maybe if Pig shares the something with her friend, they can talk about it and figure out how to face the something together. With charming illustrations, subtle whimsy, and a gentle approach to serious themes, Pig and Horse and the Something Scary acknowledges the fears and worries that children can feel in their bodies and minds. It encourages heartfelt conversations about emotional challenges, while also exploring the power of a supportive, caring friend. Zoey Abbott is the author–illustrator of the picture book I Do Not Like Yolanda and illustrator of several children’s books, including Over the Moon by James Proimos, Twindergarten by Nikki Ehrlich, and two books by Rachel Noble: Marty and Finn’s Feather. Her art is also featured in the anthology A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader, edited by Maria Popova and Claudia Bedrick. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, their two kids, and a big dog named Carrots.

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Fuzzy, Inside and Out

A STORY ABOUT SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS AND BIG HAIR BY ZACHARIAH OHORA

From the hilarious mind of bestselling creator Zachariah OHora comes this tale about small acts of kindness, big hair, and spreading warm, fuzzy feelings

SELLING POINTS BE A HELPER (AND ASK FOR HELP!): Fuzzy spends his day helping out others . . . but in the end learns that sometimes you need to accept help too. Both will make you feel fuzzy! ENDEARING NEW CHARACTER: With his generosity, mellow attitude, and unshakeable spirit, this lovable, fuzzy little skater dude will win readers’ hearts. SIGNATURE OHORA: The illustrator behind the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny and Eisner nominee Who Wet My Pants?, OHora is known for his quirky humor and bold, bright art. OPTIMISM AND FRIENDSHIP: The whole neighborhood reciprocates Fuzzy’s kindness in this warmhearted story about brightening others’ days and paying it forward.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 Meet Fuzzy Haskins: with unruly fur and a heart of gold, he's fuzzy inside and out! Everywhere he goes, he spreads warm, fuzzy feelings throughout his community. There's only one thing that can possibly dampen his spirit: the humidity! When rainy weather brings on extra fuzz and gets Fuzzy into a jam of his own, it takes the generosity of others to get him back on his feet. With its endearing takes on friendship and small acts of kindness, this charmingly offbeat tale from the hilarious mind of Zachariah OHora will inspire readers to spread fuzziness wherever they go. Zachariah OHora is the illustrator of a number of children's books, including Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny, and Who Wet My Pants?, an Eisner nominee. His author–illustrator debut Stop Snoring, Bernard! was awarded the Society of Illustrators Founder's Award, and his book No Fits, Nilson! was the Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year for 2013. He lives and works in Narberth, Pennsylvania.

PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5190-5 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Kat Hats

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WRITTEN BY DANIEL PINKWATER; ILLUSTRATED BY AARON RENIER

A wild picture book starring a world–renowned cat, his trainer, a cast of quirky characters from award–winning creators Daniel Pinkwater and Aaron Renier

ESTEEMED CREATORS: Pinkwater is a celebrated author of more than 100 books for children, and Renier’s style of illustration is perfectly suited to his clever text. POPULAR SUBJECT MATTER: Abrams has done well with cat picture books such as I Am a Cat, How to be a Cat, and Stack the Cats. HUMOROUS CONTENT: Pinkwater brings his signature quirky humor to this project in spades.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5194-3 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ALSO AVAILABLE Thermal Herman 6–7/8 is the top Kat Hat in Matt Katz’s company. A trained cat who is able to form himself into specialty hats, Thermal Herman is world–renowned for his warmth and agility. When a friend wanders off with a brain freeze and finds themself in peril, Thermal Herman must rush in to save the day in this zany and cleverly illustrated picture book, sure to make young readers giggle with every page. Daniel Pinkwater is, in brief, the author and sometimes illustrator of more than 100 (and counting) books, including his timeless The Big Orange Splot, which has sold more than one million copies. He is also an occasional commentator on NPR's All Things Considered and appears regularly on Weekend Edition Saturday, where he reviews exceptional kids' books with host Scott Simon. Aaron Renier is the author of three graphic novels for younger readers: Spiral– Bound, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, and The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon. He received the Eisner Award in 2006 for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition, and was an inaugural resident for the Sendak Fellowship in 2010. He teaches drawing and comics at universities in Chicago.

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Out on a Limb BY JORDAN MORRIS; ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLIE MYLIE

This picture book about a child with a broken leg explores the role of courage and patience in the healing process—both inside and out

SELLING POINTS REAL–LIFE EXPERIENCE: Many children will break a bone themselves, or will know someone who breaks a bone. This picture book takes a close look at that experience and gives readers tools to talk about it. MULTIGENERATIONAL STORY: Lulu’s relationship with her grandfather takes center stage in this story. EYE–CATCHING ART: Charlie Mylie’s art is both nostalgic and fresh, a perfect fit for any home, school, or public library.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5365-7 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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CARTON QTY: 20 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-257-2 Lulu’s leg is broken, but she’s OK. Bonnie Bear has a matching yellow cast. Her sympathy trove has new books, sweet cards, and pretty daisies. She finds new ways to do ordinary things—like taking a bath or wearing her favorite pants. As time wears on, the newness of the cast wears off and the weariness sets in. Lulu grows bored and grumpy by day. Her cast becomes itchy and twitchy at night. Eventually, it’s time to get the cast off, but Lulu’s not ready. What if her leg can’t do all of the things it used to do? What if it breaks again? A visit from Grandpa, a well–timed letter, and the power of healing help get Lulu back on her feet.

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Jordan Morris is a graphic designer with experience in exhibit, visitor experience, and writing projects. This is her debut picture book. Charlie Mylie is the author–illustrator of books for children, including Something for You and Anything With You. Find him online at charliemylie.com. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Your Legacy

A BOLD RECLAIMING OF OUR ENSLAVED HISTORY WRITTEN BY SCHELE WILLIAMS; ILLUSTRATED BY TONYA ENGEL

A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

SELLING POINTS BLACK PRIDE: This uplifting celebration of African Americans’ perseverance and ingenuity honors enslaved ancestors. EMPOWERING HISTORY: Speaking directly to African American children about their heritage—although an important read for all children and families—this book offers kids an honest, empowering perspective on African American history. IMPRESSIVE DEBUT: Broadway actress and director Schele Williams is a remarkable creative who, with the upcoming revival of Aida, will be the first African American woman to direct a multimillion dollar musical in American history. OWN VOICES: Williams couldn’t find a book to guide her through talking about the messy history of slavery with her kids, so she wrote one herself. GORGEOUS ART: Features vibrant, joyful paintings from award–winning Tonya Engel. ENGAGING BACK MATTER: Powerful author’s and illustrator's notes explore the inspiration behind the book.

SPECIFICATIONS Your story begins in Africa. Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you. Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children. While your ancestors’ freedom was taken from them, their spirit was not; this book celebrates their accomplishments, acknowledges their sacrifices, and defines how they are remembered—and how their stories should be taught.

* Full-color illustrations throughout * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * 48 pages * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4875-2 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £14.99

Schele Williams is a Brooklyn–based director committed to cultivating new musicals and devised work. She is the director of the revival of Aida for Disney Theatrical Group, Mandela: The Musical, and Indigo. She has directed at regional theaters and festivals across the country and has a long history of work on Broadway in Rent, Aida, and Motown: The Musical. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, Schele is a founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization committed to dismantling systemic racism on our streets and stages. She has been a member of Broadway Inspiration Voices for more than two decades and serves on the board. Tonya Engel is a self–taught artist living in Houston, Texas. Folk artists of the deep South have influenced her work, as well as contemporary masters such as Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Gustav Klimt. Her bold style is figurative, textured, colorful, and ripe with symbolism. Engel made a spectacular debut in children’s publishing with her illustrations in Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, written by Bethany Hegedus and published by Lee & Low Books in 2019, and the recently published My Hair is Magic! by M.L. Marroquin.

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ALSO AVAILABLE Pathfinders ISBN 978-1-4197-1455-9

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Star Fishing BY SANG-KEUN KIM

A sleepless night turns into a marvelous adventure through the stars in this dreamy bedtime story

SELLING POINTS COZY BEDTIME STORY: This restless child’s journey through the stars makes for a snuggly read before bed. CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION: This fantastic nighttime adventure will leave readers wondering who else might be awake when they can’t sleep. ROOTED IN FOLKLORE: One of the characters is loosely inspired by a Korean folktale about a rabbit who lives on the moon. BEAUTIFUL PACKAGE: Dreamy artwork, sparkly foil stars, and a tall, slim trim size give this book a gifty feel. INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN AUTHOR–ILLUSTRATOR: Kim’s Little Mole’s Wish, a bestseller in South Korea, marked his US debut and was named an Indie Next List Top 10 Pick in 2019.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 56 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY It’s the kind of night when you just can’t fall asleep. You feel as though everyone in the world is asleep but you.

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-5100-4

“Oh, I see a light! Is somebody awake?”

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Brimming with wonder and enchantment, award–winning author–illustrator Sang–Keun Kim’s Star Fishing imagines who else might be awake on a sleepless night—taking young readers and listeners on an adventure through the stars and into sweet dreams.

CARTON QTY: 24

Sang–Keun Kim is the author–illustrator of Little Mole’s Worry, which was named the Best Picture Book of the Year in 2015 in South Korea, and has since been published in many languages. He is also the author of What’s In Your Bag? and Little Mole’s Wish, a bestseller in South Korea and his US debut. They have also been translated into multiple languages. He lives in South Korea.

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Clayton Parker Really Really REALLY Has to Pee BY CINCO PAUL; ILLUSTRATED BY GLADYS JOSE

From the screenwriter behind family favorites like Despicable Me and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax comes a hilarious, rhyming picture book romp about knowing when to GO

SELLING POINTS STAR–POWER AUTHOR: Cinco Paul is a screenwriter best known for his work on the Despicable Me franchise, Horton Hears a Who!, and The Lorax. His expertise about what makes kids laugh shines through in this picture book. HILARIOUS READ–ALOUD: The rollicking rhyme makes for a pitch–perfect read–aloud, and Clayton’s mishaps are sure to result in lots of belly laughs. PARENT APPEAL: A few steps beyond the potty–training basics, the core message here encourages readers to anticipate when they may have to go in the near future.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4863-9 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Clayton Parker can’t wait for his field trip to the zoo. When his teacher encourages the class to go before they go . . . Clayton rushes onto the bus and doesn’t give it a second thought. Little does he know . . . Clayton Parker really really REALLY has to pee. He discovers this as soon as he gets to the zoo. And he panics! Clayton needs a bathroom, and he needs one now! The first one he finds is broken. The next one isn’t much of a bathroom at all. What will Clayton do? A cautionary tale for the procrastinator in us all, this hilarious picture book romp will have readers vowing alongside Clayton Parker: “Before I go out anywhere, I’ll always try to pee.” Cinco Paul has written a number of movies for families, including all three Despicable Me films, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and The Secret Life of Pets. He lives in California with his wife in a house that seems really empty now that his three kids have all grown up and moved out. Gladys Jose is an illustrator and storyteller. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012, where she earned a BFA specializing in graphic design. Jose is the illustrator of a number of books for young readers, including Fresh Princess and The Elephants’ Guide to Hide– and–Seek. Gladys lives in the sunny state of Florida.

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CARTON QTY: 20 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-491-0

ALSO AVAILABLE Bad Brows ISBN 978-1-4197-2537-1

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Quackenstein Hatches a Family BY SUDIPTA BARDHAN-QUALLEN; ILLUSTRATED BY BRIAN T. JONES

A spooky and kooky tale about a lonely duck and his unexpected new friend—now in an 8 x 8 trim size and paperback

SELLING POINTS CELEBRITY FAVORITE: Beloved actress and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristen Bell has cited Quackenstein Hatches a Family as one of her family’s favorites, calling it “A beautiful metaphor about how to love something that may not look exactly like you.” MILD SPOOKS: A parody of the classic monster stories, young readers will be able to laugh at the character who learns what looks scary isn't at all. ADDED VALUE: Stickers will be included in the back of the book. PERFECT PAIRING: Since publishing the hardcover in 2010, Sudipta Bardhan–Quallen’s star is on the rise. Her charming rhymes are perfect for reading aloud and play off the humor and mood of Brian T. Jones’s distinctive art. Jones is worthy of wider recognition for his sweet art with a clever edge.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 3 to 5 Told in rollicking rhyme, this picture book introduces Quackenstein, a lonely duck in his “lair” at the zoo. One day, Quack is inspired to adopt an egg from the nursery and—much like his inspiration, Dr. Frankenstein—he’s shocked by what emerges from the egg. The “monster” chases him throughout the zoo in a fast–paced and funny parody of monster movies. In the twist ending, the monster (actually an adorable platypus) and Quack resolve their differences and settle down as a not–so–spooky family. Sudipta Bardhan–Quallen is the author of many children’s books, including Chicks Rule!, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, and Quackenstein Hatches a Family. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Brian T. Jones is a graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design. His work has appeared in the movie Art School Confidential, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, the Autry National Center, and Risk Management magazine, among others. He lives in Pasadena, California.

PICTURE BOOK, JUVENILE, CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5735-8 US $4.99 CAN $5.99 UK £4.99

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Child of the Flower-Song People LUZ JIMÉNEZ, DAUGHTER OF THE NAHUA

WRITTEN BY GLORIA AMESCUA; ILLUSTRATED BY DUNCAN TONATIUH

From award–winning illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh, a lyrical biography of an indigenous Nahua woman from Mexico who taught and preserved her people's culture through modeling for famous artists

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING LATINX TEAM: Tonatiuh is a widely celebrated author whose numerous accolades include the Sibert Award and multiple Pura Belpré Medals and Honors, while Amescua received Lee & Low’s New Voices Honor Award in 2016. CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS HISTORY: A powerful reminder of the importance of treasuring our heritage and preserving native languages, stories, and cultural traditions. UNSUNG FIGURE: Luz’s fascinating, little–known story needs to be told and deserves recognition in nonfiction collections. STRONG SALES TRACK: Abrams has sold more than 525,000 copies of Tonatiuh’s books. PROVEN CATEGORY: Books about art are Abrams’ specialty, and picture book biographies continue to perform well both critically and commercially.

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She was Luz Jiménez, child of the flower–song people, the powerful Aztec, who called themselves Nahua— who lost their land but who did not disappear. As a young Nahua girl in Mexico during the early 1900s, Luz learned how to grind corn in a metate, to twist yarn with her toes, and to weave on a loom. By the fire at night, she listened to stories of her community’s joys, suffering, and survival, and wove them into her heart. But when the Mexican Revolution came to her village, Luz and her family were forced to flee and start a new life. In Mexico City, Luz became a model for painters, sculptors, and photographers such as Diego Rivera, Jean Charlot, and Tina Modotti. These artists were interested in showing the true face of Mexico and not a European version. Through her work, Luz found a way to preserve her people's culture by sharing her native language, stories, and traditions. Soon, scholars came to learn from her. This moving, beautifully illustrated biography tells the remarkable story of how model and teacher Luz Jiménez became “the soul of Mexico”—a living link between the indigenous Nahua and the rest of the world. Through her deep pride in her roots and her unshakeable spirit, the world came to recognize the beauty and strength of her people. The book includes an author’s note, timeline, glossary, and bibliography. Gloria Amescua is an educator, poet, and children’s book writer. She was awarded Lee & Low’s 2016 New Voices Honor Award for her manuscript about Luz Jiménez and was named a finalist for the Austin Chapter Cynthia Leitich Smith Mentorship Award and We Need Diverse Books’ Mentorship program. This is her debut picture book. Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. His books have received many awards over the years. He currently lives in San Miguel with his wife and children but travels to the United States often.

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* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

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Pigskins to Paintbrushes

THE STORY OF FOOTBALL-PLAYING ARTIST ERNIE BARNES BY DON TATE

From acclaimed author and illustrator Don Tate, the rousing story of Ernie Barnes, an African American pro football player and fine artist

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING CREATOR: Tate’s books have been recognized with many accolades, including two Ezra Jack Keats Awards as well as many other awards, honors, “best of” lists, and starred reviews. WIDE APPEAL: A unique biography that will fascinate sports fans and art lovers alike. TRIUMPHANT STORY: Barnes’s perseverance against the odds and refusal to let others define him will inspire kids to stay true to themselves. OWN VOICES: In a heartfelt author’s note, Tate discusses how, like Barnes, a career in art once seemed impossible to him as a Black man. PROVEN CATEGORY: Picture book biographies continue to perform well both critically and commercially.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 48 pages

* WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 6 to 10 Young Ernie Barnes wasn’t like other boys his age. Bullied for being shy, overweight, and uninterested in sports like boys were “supposed” to be, he instead took refuge in his sketchbook, in vibrant colors, bold brushstrokes, and flowing lines. But growing up in a poor, Black neighborhood during the 1930s, opportunities to learn about art were rare, and art museums were off–limits because of segregation laws. Discouraged and tired of being teased, Ernie joined the school football team. But art remained in Ernie’s heart and followed him through high school, college, and into the NFL. Ernie saw art all around him: in the dynamic energy of the game, the precision of plays, and the nimble movement of his teammates. He poured his passion into his game and his craft, and his work celebrated Black bodies as graceful and beautiful. He played for the Baltimore Colts, Titans of New York, San Diego Chargers, and the Denver Broncos. In 1965, Barnes signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Canada, but was seriously injured, which ended his football career. Soon after, he met New York Jets owner Sonny Werblin, who was impressed by Barnes and his art. In 1966, Barnes had a debut solo exhibition in New York City, sponsored by Werblin at the Grand Central Art Galleries. One of his paintings was featured in the opening credits of the TV show Good Times, and he was commissioned to create official posters for the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. The back matter includes an author’s note, endnotes, a bibliography, and a list of websites where Barnes’s work can be seen. Don Tate is an author and illustrator as well as a founding host of The Brown Bookshelf. His accolades include two Ezra Jack Keats Awards and an Honor, the Carter G. Woodson Book Award, Christopher Award, Lee & Low New Voices Honor, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List selection. Tate resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son.

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Pura's Cuentos

HOW PURA BELPRÉ RESHAPED LIBRARIES WITH HER STORIES WRITTEN BY ANNETTE BAY PIMENTEL; ILLUSTRATED BY MAGALY MORALES

A lyrical, vibrant tribute to the amazing life and legacy of Pura Belpré, a lauded storyteller, librarian, and pioneer of bilingual storytimes

SELLING POINTS LIBRARY HERO: A celebrated storyteller, author, and folklorist, Belpré was the first Latina librarian in New York City and a pioneer of bilingual storytimes. She made libraries a more welcome place for all. The prestigious Pura Belpré Award is named in her honor. BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS: Rich, vibrant artwork from Magaly Morales captures the spirit of Belpré’s lively storytelling. BILINGUAL STORY: Spanish vocabulary is seamlessly blended throughout the book in both the text and artwork. THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED: Belpré’s stories are directly quoted throughout the text, and extensive back matter includes detailed source notes and an in– depth author’s note about her life and legacy.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/2" - 267mm * Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 8 PICTURE BOOK Pura’s abuela always has a cuento to share. She crows Qui–qui–ri–quí! for Señor Gallo, croaks Borom, Borom for Señor Sapo, and tells of a beautiful cockroach who loves a mouse. Pura clings to these stories like coquíes cling to green leaves. When Pura grows up and moves from Puerto Rico to Harlem, she gets a job at the library, where she is surrounded by stories—but they’re only in English. Where is Señor Gallo? Where is Pérez the mouse? Where is Puerto Rico on these shelves? She decides to tell children the tales of her homeland in English and in Spanish. Lyrically written, with lively illustrations, Pura’s Cuentos captures the exuberant spirit and passion of Pura Belpré: celebrated storyteller, author, folklorist, and the first Latina librarian in New York City. A pioneer of bilingual storytimes, she welcomed countless new families to the library, formed cultural bridges in her community, and broke the rules by telling stories that weren’t printed in books—at least, not yet. Annette Bay Pimentel has published several picture book biographies, including All the Way to the Top; Girl Running, which was a Junior Library Guild pick and received a starred review; and Mountain Chef, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Magaly Morales is the illustrator of What Can You Do with a Paleta?, a Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award winner, as well as the picture books Chavela and the Magic Bubble and A Piñata in a Pine Tree. She was born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

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Out of the Shadows

HOW LOTTE REINIGER MADE THE FIRST ANIMATED FAIRYTALE MOVIE BY FIONA ROBINSON

An innovative picture book biography about an unsung hero of early animation

SELLING POINTS TELL THEIR STORIES: There has been a rise of picture book biographies recently. Reiniger is a natural fit for this treatment: She’s a female pioneer who’s not as well–known as she should be. AUTHOR BACKLIST: Robinson is finding her stride with picture book biographies about female artists and scientists. Ada’s Ideas received solid sales and multiple foreign deals. The Bluest of Blues was a Junior Library Guild selection and ALA Notable Book, and it was featured in the New York Times and in a kid–lit art subscription box. ARTFUL STYLE: Robinson is a real artist, and she used the influences of film, puppetry, and cut–paper art to create a truly striking package. KID FRIENDLY: The story is told in a fairytale style accessible for young readers, and Reiniger’s specialty (film and animation) will be particularly appealing to young readers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 48 pages

* WIDTH: 12" - 305mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY Lotte Reiniger (1899–1981) was a German film director and animator best known for The Adventures of Prince Achmed, which was released in 1926 and is the oldest surviving animated movie. (It came out a full 11 years before Disney’s Snow White!) As a little kid, Reiniger loved reading fairytales and fell in love with puppetry. At school, she learned about paperschnitte, or papercuts, which helped her create her signature style of silhouettes. She grew up to make more than 40 films throughout her long career, most of which were fairytales that used her stop–film animation technique of hand– cut silhouettes. Reiniger is now seen as the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation and the inventor of an early form of the multiplane camera. With art inspired by Reiniger’s cut–paper style and a text that uses a fairytale motif that mimics her movies, Out of the Shadows is a sweeping tribute to one of most important figures of animation, whose influence still resonates today. Fiona Robinson is the author and illustrator of The Bluest of Blues, Ada’s Ideas, Whale Shines, What Animals Really Like, The Useful Moose, and The 3–2–3 Detective Agency. Her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts and has been featured in many gallery shows. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

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Magnificent Marvel POP UP, PLAY, AND DISPLAY!

BY EVIE DAYE; ILLUSTRATED BY PAULINA GANUCHEAU

An interactive gift book that transforms into an exciting scene featuring the most iconic women of Marvel

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS MIGHTY PROPERTY: Having celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2020, Marvel is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide and is behind the highest grossing movie of all time. This is the perfect gift for both longtime Marvel enthusiasts and those discovering the iconic characters for the first time. INTERACTIVE FORMAT: You can pop up the Super Heroes on each page, take off the jacket, and put the book on display. GIRL POWER: This book focuses on the women of Marvel and features favorite heroes for fans of both the movies and the comics. SUPER ILLUSTRATOR: Ganucheau has a bright and bold art style and also a great social media following; she has more than 50,000 followers on Twitter and 22,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS You can beat the odds like Black Widow. You can study the world like Shuri. You can carve your path through the sky like Captain Marvel. This fun, interactive book brings some of your favorite women of Marvel to life––from Scarlet Witch to Ghost–Spider to Storm, and more! Each spread includes a simple message, fun facts, and a beloved hero that readers can move and fold up. When you take the book jacket off and pop up the characters on each page, you can display a dynamic scene showcasing the ultimate Super Hero team. Innovative and boldly designed, this is the perfect gift for Marvel fans of all ages! Evie Daye grew up loving Spider–Man early–reader books and playing Super Heroes with her little brothers. On the rare occasion she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she can usually be found jamming to Broadway cast albums, watching too many movies, or rollerblading. She lives and writes in Brooklyn. Paulina Ganucheau is a comic artist and illustrator based in Virginia. She is the creator of Lemon Bird, with an original graphic novel out in 2022 from Random House Graphic, and cocreator of Zodiac Starforce. When not drawing, she enjoys watching pro wrestling, cloud photography, and following cats on Instagram.

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* 24 pages

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CREEPY AND TRUE

Bones Unearthed! (Creepy and True #3) BY KERRIE LOGAN HOLLIHAN

Discover all the mysteries, facts, and discoveries about skeletons that are creepy—and true—in the much–anticipated companion to Mummies Exposed! and Ghosts Unveiled!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS SERIES MOMENTUM: Mummies Exposed! (Book #1) received four starred reviews and a Kirkus Best Book of 2019 honor, while Ghosts Unveiled! (Book #2) has been praised by Kirkus for its “chills for fans of all things ‘creepy and delicious.’” POPULAR SUBJECT: For fans of forensic TV shows and anyone who loves gruesome history. UNIQUE, ACCESSIBLE FORMAT: Packed with facts yet light in tone, this smaller reading format offers a fun, fresh spin on typical middle–grade nonfiction and appeals to reluctant readers. EDUCATIONAL APPEAL: Teachers and libraries will appreciate Hollihan’s thorough research and blend of history and science, including DNA profiling and carbon dating. FRESH MATERIAL: Includes recent scientific breakthroughs that have made news headlines, such as the discovery of King Richard III’s remains beneath a parking lot and the rare finding of a Neanderthal skeleton in Shanidar Cave in Iraq.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 208 pages The Creepy and True series explores strange phenomena, fun facts, and out of the ordinary discoveries. Have you ever wondered what lies beneath our feet? Bones have a story to tell—and not always a happy one. Bones Unearthed!, book 3 of the Creepy and True series, investigates remarkable discoveries of skeletal remains and what they reveal about human civilization. Combining fascinating history with science, award– winning author Kerrie Logan Hollihan unearths the truth about famous bones by exploring forensic evidence, archaeology, anthropology, medicine, and folklore. Meticulously researched and respectful, yet light and humorous in tone, these cryptic tales of murder and mayhem span across cultures and millennia, covering everything from Aztec skull racks, the cannibals of Jamestown, and Benjamin Franklin’s basement boneyard, to frozen sailors in the Arctic and the centuries–long search for the body of King Richard III. From cemeteries to laboratories to excavation sites around the world, Bones Unearthed! digs deep into the graves of the dearly departed. For readers who can’t get enough of the macabre, this quirky nonfiction narrative will disturb and delight. Includes color illustrations throughout, as well as endnotes, bibliography, and index. Kerrie Logan Hollihan writes award–winning nonfiction for kids and teens, including the Creepy and True series. Her books have been honored by the Amelia Bloomer List, Smithsonian magazine, the National Council for Social Studies, and Bank Street College. She lives in Blue Ash, Ohio.

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Crazy Horse and Custer BORN ENEMIES

BY S. D. NELSON

With photographs and stunning illustrations from acclaimed author–artist S.D. Nelson, this thrilling double biography juxtaposes the lives of two enemies whose conflict changed American history: Crazy Horse and George Custer

SELLING POINTS CLASSROOM APPEAL: With an insight that’s essential to classrooms, Nelson continues to shine light on Native American ways of life pre–20th century, and how they were changed irrevocably by the arrival of the Europeans. UNIQUE POINTS OF VIEW: Nelson’s side–by–side storytelling offers two different perspectives on the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn and “Custer’s Last Stand,” making this an important, nuanced addition to our Native American history and multicultural nonfiction list. STRONG SALES TRACK: Nelson's previous books have performed very well for Abrams and have received numerous awards. More than 100,000 copies of his books are currently in print.

SPECIFICATIONS * Archival photos & fourcolor illustrations

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 10 to 14 In 1876, Lakota chief Crazy Horse helped lead his people’s resistance against the white man’s invasion of the northern Great Plains. One of the leaders of the US military forces was Army Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. The men had long been enemies. At the height of the war, when tribalism had reached its peak, they crossed paths for the last time. In this action–packed double biography, S. D. Nelson draws fascinating parallels between Crazy Horse and Custer, whose lives were intertwined. These warriors were alike in many ways, yet they often collided in deadly rivalry. Witness reports and reflections by their peers and enemies accompany side–by–side storytelling that offers very different perspectives on the same historical events. The two men’s opposing destinies culminated in the infamous Battle of the Greasy Grass, as the Lakota called it, or the Battle of the Little Bighorn, as it was called by the Euro–Americans. In Crazy Horse and Custer, Nelson’s gripping narrative and signature illustration style based on Plains Indians ledger art, along with a mix of period photographs and paintings, shines light on two men whose conflict forever changed Lakota and US history. The book includes an author’s note, timeline, endnotes, and bibliography. S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award–winning author and illustrator of a number of books, including Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Black Elk's Vision (winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award and named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best), and many more. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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A Man Called Horse

JOHN HORSE AND THE BLACK SEMINOLE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD BY GLENNETTE TILLEY TURNER

A daring account of Black Seminole warrior, chief, and diplomat John Horse and the route he forged on the Underground Railroad to gain freedom for his people

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Induction into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center of Chicago State University, Studs Terkel Humanities Award, Margaret Landon Award, and Irma Kingsley Johnson Award of the Friends of Amistad. METICULOUS RESEARCH: Turner was a 2012 recipient of the Wilbur Siebert Award for her extensive Underground Railroad writings and efforts to make this significant chapter of American history known. ACCURATE, RESPECTFUL STORY: Turner worked closely with Black Seminoles today, including the great–great nephew of John Horse. WIDE AUDIENCE: Includes diverse cultures—Native American, Mexican–American, and African American—and perspectives on the Trail of Tears, Underground Railroad, westward expansion, the Mexican–American War, and Texan history.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white archival photographs throughout

* 112 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm John Horse (c. 1812–1882) was a famed chief, warrior, tactician, and diplomat who played a dominant role in Black Seminole affairs for half a century. His story is central to that of the Black Seminoles—descendants of Seminole Indians, free Blacks, and escaped slaves who formed an alliance in Spanish Florida. A political and military leader of mixed Seminole and African heritage, Horse defended his people from the US government, other tribes, and slave hunters. A Man Called Horse focuses on the little–known life of Horse while also putting into historical perspective the larger story of Native Americans and especially Black Seminoles, helping to connect the missing “dots” in this period. After fighting during the Second Seminole War (1835–1842), Horse negotiated terms with the federal government and later became a guide and interpreter. Forced to relocate, he led a group of Black Seminoles to find a new home, first heading westward to Texas and later to Mexico. The story of John Horse is a tale of daring, intrigue, and the lifelong quest for freedom. One thing remained constant: whether in battle or at the negotiating table, Horse fought tirelessly to help his people survive. Turner worked with descendants of Horse, who provided oral histories as well as many photographs and other artifacts. The book includes a map, timeline, author's note, endnotes, and select bibliography. Glennette Tilley Turner has written nine children’s books, including Fort Mose, and serves as an advisor to the National Park Service, where she helps plan programs for the national historic Underground Railroad trail. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois.

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THE MAKING OF AMERICA

Thurgood Marshall

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THE MAKING OF AMERICA #6 BY TERI KANEFIELD

The sixth book in the successful Making of America series tells the story of Supreme Court justice and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall— now in paperback The Making of America series links the stories of individuals to create a single overarching story of America’s growth and maturity. Each story becomes more interesting when fit into the larger narrative; however, each biography is also a stand–alone title. Each book includes writings/speeches by the subject, as well endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

AUTHOR TRACK RECORD: Teri Kanefield has written numerous highly praised children's books about American history, including The Girl from the Tar Paper School and The Extraordinary Suzy Wright. CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: An influential figure in both Black and wider–American history, Thurgood Marshall was a celebrated lawyer and civil rights activist whose inspiring legacy deserves to be celebrated. STRONG SERIES SALES: More than 81,000 copies have been sold across formats. CLASSROOM APPEAL: Children in the United States study American history and the civil rights movement extensively in school, from elementary to high school, and this book fits perfectly into curricula.

SPECIFICATIONS * Archival images throughout

* 256 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 10 to 14 Thurgood Marshall, the great grandson of a slave, was born at a time when African Americans were denied equal rights in America. Segregation was legal. Lynching was common. In some places, African Americans were entirely excluded from public life; they were forbidden to enter public parks and museums or use public swimming pools and restrooms. After being denied admission to the University of Maryland Law School because of his race, Marshall enrolled at Howard University. He graduated first in his class and set out as a young lawyer determined to achieve equality for all Americans. Here is the story of how he did it—how he devised his legal strategy for expanding “we the people” to include all people. Thurgood Marshall explores the life of the brilliant lawyer who successfully argued the case that ended legal racial segregation in America, following his childhood in Baltimore to his trailblazing career as a civil rights lawyer, and finally his years as a United States Supreme Court justice. Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the award–winning author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School, The Extraordinary Suzy Wright, the Making of America series, and more. She lives in San Luis Obispo, on the central California coast.

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Memory Superpowers!

AN ADVENTUROUS GUIDE TO REMEMBERING WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO FORGET BY NELSON DELLIS; ILLUSTRATED BY STEPHANI STILWELL

A fun and highly practical guide to helping kids achieve remarkable memorization skills—now in paperback

SELLING POINTS EXPERT AUTHOR: As the four– time USA Memory Champ, Dellis has carved out a niche in the subject and has done extensive national media. UNIQUE APPROACH: The book inserts practical lessons to increase memory abilities inside an entertaining story. FULLY ILLUSTRATED: More than 75 full–color illustrations help keep things fun and memorable. PREVIOUS SUCCESS: The author’s adult book on memory has sold more than 12,000 copies and garnered great press.

SPECIFICATIONS * Over 75 color illustrations * 208 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 10 to 14 KIDS NONFICTION, CHILDREN'S, EDUCATION, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3684-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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Nelson Dellis, the four–time USA Memory Champion, reveals the secrets to his phenomenal ability to remember almost anything. From presidents to state capitals, from mathematical theorems to the periodic table, kids have so much to remember for school! Luckily, readers have Dellis's incredibly helpful guide! The book is structured as an entertaining and fantastical narrative in which the author guides the reader as they attempt to climb Mt. Foreverest. Up there, the goal is to defeat the Memory Thief, a villain plotting to steal the memories of everyone. On the journey, while encountering pirates, forest dwarves, and mummies, Dellis offers tools and tricks to remember the US presidents in order, foreign word meanings, countries and capitals, the periodic table, long numbers, and multiplication tables. But really, he’s providing easily understandable exercises to help the reader remember any kinds of words, lists, numbers, or concepts. Perfect for helping with school studies in any discipline and for amazing friends and family, Memory Superpowers! is one unforgettable book. Nelson Dellis is a four–time USA Memory Champion, Grandmaster of Memory, and memory record holder. He is a public speaker and has made appearances on the Today show, ABC’s Nightline, Brain Games, and more. He is an avid mountaineer and has climbed Mt. Everest three times. He lives in Miami with his wife, two kids, and French Bulldog. Steph Stilwell is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn. She grew up in the tiny state of Delaware, where she honed her drawing superpowers from a young age.

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FIRST NAMES

Nelson Mandela (The First Names Series) BY NANSUBUGA NAGADYA ISDAHL; ILLUSTRATED BY NICOLE MILES

Meet the South African activist and president who fought for what was right

SELLING POINTS SERIES PRAISE: The First Names series has received some great praise so far. It received a starred review from Kirkus, SLJ said “the illustrations may prove comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and SLC said “it was a nice step– up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series.” ACCESSIBLE READ: The colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this book perfect for reluctant readers. CROSS PROMOTION: This book publishes alongside the paperback of Ferdinand Magellan.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION, KIDS BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-5608-5 Before he was the first Black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) was a boy with a traditional Thembu upbringing. He went on to study law and become involved with African nationalist politics. The government had established an apartheid (a system of segregation that privileged white people), and Mandela worked to overthrow this system. He was arrested, accused of treason, and thrown in jail. When he was released, Mandela negotiated an end to the apartheid and was elected president. Though he was a controversial figure at the time, he is now seen as an iconic advocate for democracy and social justice. Inspiring and informational, Nelson Mandela tells the story of one of the greatest politicians and revolutionaries. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today! Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl was born to Ugandan parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After receiving a master’s degree in diplomacy, she began working in international development in East and Southern Africa. She currently works as a technical writer and editor for international organizations, as well as a children’s book author. She lives in Tanzania with her husband and daughter. Nicole Miles is an illustrator and artist from the Bahamas who currently lives in West Yorkshire, England, with her pet snake and human boyfriend. She’s worked with a variety of clients, including the New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Hallmark UK. Her comic Barbara was nominated for an Eisner Award.

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FIRST NAMES

Ferdinand Magellan (The First Names Series) BY CANDY GOURLAY; ILLUSTRATED BY TOM KNIGHT

Meet the explorer who first went around the world— now in paperback

SELLING POINTS SERIES PRAISE: The First Names series has received some great praise so far. It received a starred review from Kirkus,SLJ said “the illustrations may prove comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and SLC said it was “a nice step– up for students who have graduated from the Who Was? biography series.” ACCESSIBLE READ: The colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this book perfect for reluctant readers. FAMOUS FIGURES: Many schools in America study early explorers, and Magellan is one of the most famous explorers in history. This book both speaks to his accomplishments and addresses the more problematic elements of colonialism. CROSS PROMOTION: This book publishes alongside the hardcover of Nelson Mandela.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 176 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 12

Before he led the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth, Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) was a Portuguese noble who loved the sea. A skilled sailor, he led a number of voyages and is known for his incredible navigation skills. Over the course of his sailing career, he faced terrible storms and mutinies but always managed to get his crew home safely. He set off with his crew to circle the globe—a trip that no other ship had ever completed. Though Magellan died in combat in the Philippines before he could complete the voyage, his ship went on to complete the first circumnavigation of the world, and he is still known as one of the greatest explorers. However, as historians today note, many of the places that Magellan “discovered” already had people living there, and his fame is one rooted in colonialism. Ferdinand Magellan tackles the legacy—both good and bad—of this famous explorer. First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first–name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today! Candy Gourlay is an author and journalist who knew that she wanted to write ever since she was a little girl in the Philippines. She lives in London with her husband and her three children. Tom Knight is an illustrator and writer. When not drawing, he can be found trying to play various musical instruments or staring out at a boat in his front garden that he wishes he knew how to fix. He lives in England with his wife, Tabby, and his two sons, Archie and Seth.

KIDS BIOGRAPHY, KIDS NONFICTION, JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4974-2 US $6.99 CAN $8.99

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CLASS CRITTERS

Tally Tuttle Turns into a Turtle (Class Critters #1) BY KATHRYN HOLMES; ILLUSTRATED BY ARIEL LANDY

The start of a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series about a second grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a day

SELLING POINTS TONS OF KID APPEAL: Hilarious animal adventures, a photographic cover, and cute black–and–white illustrations throughout will give this series great kid appeal. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Animal adventures and classroom stories are perennially popular, and we think this series concept hits a sweet spot by combining the two. REAL NATURAL SCIENCE: Light back matter includes animal fun facts that are great for curious readers, teachers, and librarians.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 128 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 6 to 9 JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION, KIDS FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-5567-5 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

It’s Tally Tuttle’s first day of second grade, and she’s so nervous that she feels like she ate butterflies for breakfast! On top of moving to a new town and new school where she doesn’t know anyone, everyone starts teasing her when her full name, Tallulah, is revealed during roll call. She just wishes she could retreat into a shell . . . Then, all of a sudden, the desks and her classmates around her seem enormous, and Tally is shell–shocked to discover that she’s actually turned into a turtle! She’d heard that Mrs. Norrell’s class was special, but she hadn’t expected this. Tally likes having a shell to hide in, but there are other parts of turtle life—like the fear of being stepped on—that aren’t exactly ideal. And once she’s tired of hiding, how can she change back into a girl? Tally will have to forge her own transformation back to herself and come out of her shell—both literally and figuratively! In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell’s second grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book will follow a different kid and their animal transformation, and will include fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter. Kathryn Holmes grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and piles upon piles of books. A graduate of The New School’s MFA in creative writing program, Holmes works as a freelance dance journalist, among other writing gigs. She is the author of the young adult novels The Distance Between Lost and Found and How It Feels to Fly. This is her first foray into chapter books. Ariel Landy is an illustrator and educator from New York City. She began writing and illustrating stories as soon as she could hold a pencil, and she never stopped. Landy currently lives in France with her husband and their dog, Sid.

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We Have a Playdate BY FRANK W. DORMER

A hilarious and wacky graphic novel for the youngest readers about navigating friendships—and the playground

SELLING POINTS FOR EMERGING READERS: Spare text and the short story structure make this a satisfying read for fans of Narwhal & Jelly. YOUNG GRAPHIC NOVEL: With panel–style illustrations and bright art, and a format similar to our Fox & Rabbit. LAUGH–OUT–LOUD FUNNY: Dormer’s quirky, absurd humor is spot–on for kids. MEMORABLE CHARACTERS: Each member of this motley animal crew (who all go by “they” pronouns) feels kid–authentic and lovable in their own way. RELATABLE THEMES: Any kid can relate to these hilarious stories about navigating friendship—and the playground. ADMIRED AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Dormer’s books have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, and The Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books.

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* 96 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 6 to 9 The slide. The swings. The monkey bars. The seesaw. Tuna, Noodle, and Margo each head for their favorite spots, like always. But today, there is a bear on the slide, and—gasp!—they won’t come down. Together, this ragtag group of pals must tackle the playground, navigate friendships old and new, make it through bizarre mishaps, and sometimes get a little . . . kooky. Featuring comic–style illustrations full of color, zany humor, and memorable characters, this young graphic novel reminds new readers that any day spent with friends is a great day—and a learning experience! Frank W. Dormer is the author–illustrator of Firefighter Duckies!, The Sword in the Stove, Click!, The Obstinate Pen, and Socksquatch, as well as the illustrator of many other books for children, including the picture books Octopus Escapes and Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything, the Aggie and Ben easy–reader series, and the middle–grade series The Adventures of Jo Schmo. He lives in Branford, Connecticut.

KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5273-5 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

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THE FLYTRAP FILES

DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese a Chance (DJ Funkyfoot #2) BY TOM ANGLEBERGER; ILLUSTRATED BY HEATHER FOX

A spin–off chapter book series in the world of the Flytrap Files, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger!

SELLING POINTS SUPERSTAR AUTHOR: Angleberger is one of our bestselling authors, and his wacky humor and lively writing really shine in the chapter book category. POPULAR CATEGORY: This hilarious illustrated series will appeal to fans of The Bad Guys and Mac B., Kid Spy. FLYTRAP FILES: Starting in Spring 2021, we began rebranding the Inspector Flytrap, Didi Dodo, and DJ Funkyfoot books as The Flytrap Files, to hit home that these books take place in the same world and encourage readers to read across the different series. ADORABLE ILLUSTRATIONS: Fox’s commercial and kid– friendly style brings Angleberger’s wacky world to life perfectly. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the first DJ Funkyfoot book, which will include a sneak peak of book two.

SPECIFICATIONS After working as a nanny for the power hungry ShrubBaby (a deceivingly adorable baby shrub), DJ Funkyfoot—a chihuahua who dreams of being a butler—has finally landed his dream job. A real actual butler gig! He’s been hired to butle for President Horse on the day that the president needs to sign a peace treaty with the Queen of Wingland. But the president doesn’t feel like it. All he wants to do is kick back, relax, and play some mini–golf. It’s up to DJ Funkyfoot to get the president through his mini–golf game quickly so he can get the treaty signed on time to stop the war and save the day! The books will take place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap and Didi Dodo but do not require knowledge of the world. Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series and the Flytrap Files series, as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia. Heather Fox is an illustrator of stories for children. When she isn’t creating, she’s probably drinking a hot cup of coffee, eating Chinese food, or chasing down her dog (Sir Hugo) who has stolen one of her socks. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband (and author!) Jonathan Stutzman.

* Two-color illustrations throughout

* 112 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS FICTION, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4730-4 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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GHOULIA

Ghoulia and the Doomed Manor (Ghoulia Book #4) BY BARBARA CANTINI

In Book 4 of this Tim Burton–inspired chapter book series, Ghoulia and her family hit the road for summer vacation!

SELLING POINTS HALLOWEEN HIT: Starring a lovable, not–so–scary zombie, Ghoulia and the Doomed Manor will be the perfect fit for Halloween promotions. Although it features many of the same characters from earlier outings, Book 4 can be read as a stand– alone. EXCITING ART: This chapter book read is accompanied by full–color art on every single page. EXTRA FUN: Each book in this series features bonus activities to keep readers coming back for more.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 64 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 6 to 9 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-5003-8 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £7.99

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CARTON QTY: 34 Ghoulia, Auntie Departed, and Uncle Misfortune are ready for a vacation. They pack up their things and head to Fancy Manor to visit Cousin Dilbert and Auntie Witch. Fancy Manor is nice and rundown, and it’s on Lake Mystery—with lots of opportunity for swimming and other summer fun. But there’s a hitch in the plan. Because Fancy Manor seems abandoned, the town plans to reclaim the property in just a few days unless a living heir comes forward. Will Ghoulia be able to brew a Return to Life potion strong enough to convince the staff at town hall that this zombie family is actually alive? Barbara Cantini is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers. The Ghoulia series is her first author– illustrated project. She lives in the Tuscan countryside with her husband, their two daughters, three cats, and a slightly daft hamster.

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THE FABLED STABLES

Belly of the Beast (The Fabled Stables Book #3) BY JONATHAN AUXIER; ILLUSTRATED BY OLGA DEMIDOVA

Book 3 in the one–of–a–kind adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Auxier explores the real magic behind simple acts of kindness

Praise for Willa the Wisp (The Fabled Stables Book #1) * “Whimsical fantasy with the right amount of speed and cleverness for the audience.” —Kirkus Reviews * “Words and pictures partner to create a captivating, promising series starter that boasts quirky secondary characters and a sympathetic hero.” —Publishers Weekly

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Auxier’s novel The Night Gardener was a New York Times bestseller, and his latest novel Sweep received a dazzling six starred reviews. ACCESSIBLE ADVENTURES: With full–color illustrations on every single spread, these books are great for sharing at storytime and perfect for emerging readers to try on their own. EVERGREEN THEMES: Each story explores familiar themes for chapter book readers, like friendship, courage, and standing up for what’s right. MAGICAL CREATURES: Readers will delight in meeting the one–of–a–kind creatures who live in the Fabled Stables. This new series is great for anyone who loves monsters!

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 96 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm Auggie loves his job at the Fabled Stables, but he fears the day when it will come to an end. Fen keeps dropping hints that caretakers don’t stay forever, and it’s giving Auggie the grumps. Thankfully, there always seems to be a new stall to fill. This time, the stables set Auggie on a quest to rescue a beast called the Shibboleth—but the portal leads Auggie and Fen to the lair of the evil Rooks! In the dark, damp dungeon, they meet one mysterious girl and one very hungry monster. It’s already gobbled up all of the Rooks, and Auggie and Fen are next unless they figure out the one way to calm the creature. Will they be able to work together to complete the mission before it’s too late? Jonathan Auxier is the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, The Night Gardener, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, and Sweep. He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can find him online at thescop.com. Olga Demidova has illustrated many books for children around the world. She studied at the Moscow Art Institute of Applied Arts. Find her online at olgademidova.ru.

* Hardcover PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

AGES 6 to 9 CHILDREN'S ISBN 978-1-4197-4274-3 US $12.99 UK £9.99

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Questioneers Chapter Book Collection BY ANDREA BEATY, ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ROBERTS

This must–have collectible boxed set includes four of the beloved New York Times bestselling Questioneers chapter books!

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: The Questioneers picture books and chapter books are New York Times bestsellers COMING TO NETFLIX: The Questioneers brand will reach an even bigger audience with the launch of the Ada Twist, Scientist TV show. THE PERFECT GIFT: The collectible boxed set format comes just in time for holiday gift giving.

SPECIFICATIONS * 592 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Boxed Set - Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-4197-5854-6 US $51.99 CAN $67.99 UK £35.99

ËxHSLELJy758546z Three cheers for The Questioneers! Celebrate STEM, the power of perseverance, and standing up for what you believe in with this 4–book boxed set that includes Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants, Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion, and Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote. Follow Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater on all of their adventures! Add the picture books, chapter books, and activity books starring The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today. Andrea Beaty is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the bestselling Questioners series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, and One Girl. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London.

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JOJO’S SWEET ADVENTURES

The Great Candy Caper (JoJo's Sweet Adventures) BY JOJO SIWA

An all–new graphic novel adventure starring Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa

RIGHTS: US, Canada, UAE, UK, ANZ SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN: JoJo has more than 10 million Instagram followers. WORLDWIDE TOUR: JoJo’s D.R.E.A.M. tour visited seven countries. SPIN–OFF OF SUCCESSFUL SERIES: The JoJo and BowBow chapter book series has sold more than 670,000 copies. EXCITING FORMAT: The first original graphic novel starring JoJo featuring full–color art in hardcover (978–1–4197–5338–1) and paperback (978–1–4197– 5337–4) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 112 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS Gumdrops and chocolate and lollipops, oh, my! JoJo has been asked to perform at the opening of a new candy–themed amusement park in Hollywood Hills—and best of all, she’s allowed to bring two guests for an exclusive tour before the grand opening! She invites Kyra and Grace to a land where their wildest candy–related fantasies are sure to come true. But when Grace goes missing in the gumball pit, what are JoJo and Kyra to do? A madcap search through a magical candy wonderland results in some sweet surprises for all!

JoJo Siwa is an entrepreneur, Nickelodeon talent, author, YouTube personality, and former costar of the hit show Dance Moms. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

ISBN 978-1-4197-5338-1 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 UK £16.99

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JOJO AND BOWBOW

The Ghostess with the Mostest (JoJo and BowBow Super Special) BY JOJO SIWA

JoJo and friends are primed for pumpkin spice and everything nice!

SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN: JoJo has 10 million Instagram followers and a growing cohort of fans, the Siwanatorz. SUCCESSFUL SERIES: JoJo and BowBow’s fictional adventures have sold nearly one million copies! PERFECT GIFT: An all–new holiday story in a deluxe hardcover package. EXCITING TIE–IN PRODUCTS: Nickelodeon developed a line of dolls based on the characters in our series.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white chapter heads

* 160 pages

* Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5723-5 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

JoJo’s BFF, Miley, is planning her annual Halloween party; and as part of the fall fun, JoJo and her crew decide to hold a costume contest! They’ll keep their outfits a secret until the night of the big bash, when they’ll crown a winner. The only question on their minds: How much glitter is too much glitter? (Answer: No such thing!) To spark their imaginations the group goes apple picking, hops aboard a haunted hayride, and taste tests an array of pumpkin–themed goodies. When the big day finally arrives, JoJo and her friends show up at Miley’s party ready to wow the competition. Even BowBow is dressed to impress! But who is the mysterious party guest in the ghost costume, and what tricks—or treats—do they have up their spooky sleeves? JoJo Siwa is an entrepreneur, Nickelodeon talent, author, YouTube personality, and former costar of the hit show Dance Moms. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

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JoJo and BowBow Box Set (Books 1-8) BY JOJO SIWA

JoJo, BowBow, and friends stick together through thick and thin, glitter and glam, in these wildly popular books for young readers

SELLING POINTS SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN: JoJo has 10 million Instagram followers and a growing cohort of fans, the Siwanatorz. SUCCESSFUL SERIES: JoJo and BowBow’s fictional adventures have sold one million copies! EXCITING TIE–IN PRODUCTS: Nickelodeon developed a line of dolls based on the characters in our series.

SPECIFICATIONS * 1056 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Boxed Set - Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5844-7 US $54.99 CAN $68.99

ËxHSLELJy758447z JoJo and BowBow are center stage in this sweet and silly series about adventures in the life of our favorite teen pop star. Join JoJo as she plans a sweet Valentine’s Day surprise; traces the scent of a pup gone rogue; solves a sleepaway camp mystery; hits the surf at a beachfront baking contest; tackles the London tube; and more! This playful box set encourages readers to DREAM big alongside JoJo, as she celebrates her friendships and overcomes challenges. Three cheers for Siwanatorz! JoJo Siwa is an entrepreneur, Nickelodeon talent, author, YouTube personality, and former costar of the hit show Dance Moms. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

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Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories BY JEFF KINNEY

Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson's comically terrifying tales! The first– ever series of short stories from Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With more than 250 million copies sold worldwide in 65 languages and 76 editions, Wimpy Kid has brand–new animated films coming to Disney+. MEGA BESTSELLING SERIES: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 700 weeks! A #1 bestseller on the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound lists. WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 5 million+ Facebook likes; 14 million+ YouTube views; 60,000+ Twitter followers; and 80,000+ Instagram followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 224 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: MARCH

AGES 8 to 13 ISBN 978-1-4197-5697-9 US $14.99 CAN $17.99

Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson’s imagination. You’ll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley’s spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware—you could end up sleeping with the lights on! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first two awesome friendly books, the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure! Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, Book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow–up book, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 16 BY JEFF KINNEY

New from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—official cover reveal coming soon!

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With more than 250 million copies sold worldwide in 65 languages and 76 editions, Wimpy Kid has brand–new animated films coming to Disney+. MEGA BESTSELLING SERIES: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 700 weeks! A #1 bestseller on the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound lists. WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 5 million+ Facebook likes; 14 million+ YouTube views; 60,000+ Twitter followers; and 80,000+ Instagram followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 back-and-white illustrations * 224 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 9 to 12 ISBN 978-1-4197-4915-5 US $14.99 CAN $17.99

As the competition heats up, can Greg keep his head in the game—or will he have to throw in the towel? Find out in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 16, the newest book by #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, Book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow–up book, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) BY JEFF KINNEY

Now you can have the first ten books in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, together in one collectible boxed set!

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With more than 250 million copies sold worldwide in 65 languages and 76 editions, Wimpy Kid has brand–new animated films coming to Disney+. MEGA BESTSELLING SERIES: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 700 weeks! A #1 bestseller on the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound lists. WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 5 million+ Facebook likes; 14 million+ YouTube views; 60,000+ Twitter followers; and 80,000+ Instagram followers. ALSO AVAILABLE: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1–13) (978–1–4197–5166–0) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (12–14 plus DIY) (978–1–4197– 5167–7)

SPECIFICATIONS * 2240 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm The first ten books in the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are now available together in a collectible boxed set. Included are Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, The Third Wheel, Hard Luck, The Long Haul, and Old School, all in a specially designed package. Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, Book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow–up book, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Book Box BY JEFF KINNEY

Give the gifts of laughter and adventure with this Awesome Friendly boxed set from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL PHENOMENON: With more than 250 million copies sold worldwide in 65 languages and 76 editions, Wimpy Kid has brand–new animated films coming to Disney+. MEGA BESTSELLING SERIES: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for over 700 weeks! A #1 bestseller on the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound lists. SUCCESSFUL SPIN–OFF: Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was an instant #1 global bestseller and continues to be a fixture at the top of multiple bestseller lists. WIDE SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 5 million+ Facebook likes; 14 million+ YouTube views; 60,000+ Twitter followers; and 80,000+ Instagram followers. ALSO AVAILABLE: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1–4 (978–1–4197–1669–0) or Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Best Friends Box (978–1–4197–4574–4).

SPECIFICATIONS Move over Greg Heffley, Rowley Jefferson is a bestselling author, too. And now you can have two of Rowley’s books in the brand–new Awesome Friendly Box: Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. It’s Wimpy Kid like you’ve never seen it before. This collectible boxed set comes in a specially designed package—a must–have gift for fans new and old! Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six–time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, Book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow–up book, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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* 448 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Boxed Set - Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5168-4 US $29.00 CAN $34.00

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Meet the Smurfs: Book One BY THE SMURFS

A new, young graphic novel series from the beloved Smurfs brand!

SELLING POINTS TV SERIES: A new Smurfs television series is being developed at Nickelodeon for release in 2021. POPULAR BRAND: The Smurfs have been around for more than 60 years and boast a 95 percent brand recognition worldwide. They have more than 13 million likes on Facebook, and their official YouTube channel has more than 42 million views. BOOMING CATEGORY: Graphic novels are experiencing tremendous growth, especially in the children’s market.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/2" - 216mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 6 to 9 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS This new Smurfs comic series focuses on emotional learning, social responsibility, and overall Smurf–iness. Featuring three complete stories in each volume, these full–color graphic novels are full of kid–friendly humor and tell all–new, action–packed adventures. A great option for newly independent readers, comics fans, and reluctant readers!

ISBN 978-1-4197-5537-8 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

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Elvis and the World As It Stands BY LISA FRENKEL RIDDIOUGH; ILLUSTRATED BY OLIVIA CHIN MUELLER

A poignant middle–grade story about loss and finding family from the point of view of a newly adopted kitten

SELLING POINTS ANIMAL ADVENTURES: Stories with animal protagonists are perennially popular. This middle– grade animal story is perfect for fans of Ralph S. Mouse, The One and Only Ivan, and The Secret Life of Pets! LITERARY POTENTIAL: With the literary voice and heartfelt writing, this book has potential for starred reviews, awards, and state lists. ADORABLE ILLUSTRATIONS: Spot illustrations throughout highlight the adorable animal stars of this story. 20–YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11: Features a gentle discussion of 9/11 and the Twin Towers, which is one of the structures the girl builds in the story, as well as an author's note.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white spot illustrations throughout

* 256 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5239-1 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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CARTON QTY: 36 Most shelter animals dream of going home with a forever family. But for Elvis, being chosen by Mrs. Pemberton is a nightmare. He’s been separated from his sister, Etta, and is determined to get back to the shelter to find her. In spite of himself, Elvis becomes curious about ten–year–old Georgina Pemberton, who builds LEGO skyscrapers in her bedroom while navigating her parents’ separation. The longer he’s in his new home, the more he starts recognizing new feelings: admiration for Georgina’s creations, affection for the other pets, and even empathy for the Pembertons—despite their inability to listen. As Georgina sets out to build her most important skyscrapers yet—the Twin Towers—Elvis realizes that maybe both humans and animals can take a page from Georgina’s Big Book of American Architecture and “build a world of their own choosing,” even if the choices aren’t what they’d initially expected. Lisa Frenkel Riddiough is a Northern California–based writer who earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. She is a former sales executive, an avid squirrel watcher, a frequent baker of chocolate pound cake, and an exclamation point enthusiast! Elvis and the World As It Stands is her debut novel!! Olivia Chin Mueller grew up in the small town of Chester, Connecticut, and now lives in Providence, Rhode Island. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Besides illustrating, Olivia loves playing with her cats, raising silk moths, collecting anything cute, and sewing and felting miniature animals.

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Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines BY BRANDON T. SNIDER; ILLUSTRATED BY ED STECKLEY

The hilarious first book in an all–new illustrated middle–grade series starring young inventor Rube Goldberg

SELLING POINTS POPULAR SUBJECT: Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg is an adjective in the dictionary and was on a US postage stamp; the machines that bear his name are among the most–watched content on the Internet. LAUGH–OUT–LOUD HUMOR: A truly hilarious middle–grade adventure loosely based on Goldberg’s classic cartoons. STEAM HOOK: Goldberg is part of STEM and STEAM initiatives around the world, as well as school curricula across the United States. AUTHORIZED: Written in consultation with the Rube Goldberg Foundation.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 224 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm On the first day of middle school, Principal Kim announces that the school is going to throw a Contraption Convention— the perfect opportunity for young inventor Rube Goldberg to show off his inventions and get out of his summer–long funk! But after a fight with his friends Peal and Boob about where his priorities really lie, Rube’s Con Con entry gets off to a rocky start—and then strange incidents begin to throw the town into disarray. Boob is convinced it’s a ghost causing all of this chaos. Between Con Con, the ghostly mystery, and a new rival, Rube has his work cut out for him. But with the help of his friends, he might just get things back on track, get on top of his burgeoning anxieties, and come up with something brilliant before it’s time to face the judging table. Jennifer George is president of the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation and Creativity. George is Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter and lives and works in New York City. Brandon T. Snider is the best–selling author of the award–winning Dark Knight Manual, as well as the Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest series. Additionally, he has written books featuring Cartoon Network favorites like Adventure Time and Regular Show, Marvel’s Spider–Man and Black Panther, plus pop culture icons such as Justice League, Star Wars, and The Muppets. Snider lives in New York City, where he is a member of the Writers Guild of America and SAG–AFTRA. Ed Steckley is an award–winning print and advertising illustrator. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Queens, New York. He is on the board of directors of the National Cartoonist Society and is president of its New York City chapter.

* HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5004-5 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 UK £9.99

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THE POWERS

Haven's Secret

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BY MELISSA BENOIST, JESSICA BENOIST, MARIKO TAMAKI

The first installment in a transporting new middle grade fantasy series from Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist; her sister, the writer Jessica Benoist; and New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki

SUPER AUTHORS: Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist has 4.5 million Instagram followers and one million Twitter followers, and is joined by her sister, Jessica Benoist, and Printz Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki for this project. STRONG SISTER THEME: Written by and about sisters, this series has plenty of girl power— and is perfectly in line with the Supergirl fanbase. SUCCESSFUL TRACK: From our own Ronan Boyle to The Land of Stories and The Magic Misfits, celebrity–driven fantasies have been doing extremely well in the middle–grade market.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 Ellie Power has intuitive gifts. She can sense what people—and other living things—are feeling. (She can even talk to animals!) Too bad she can’t connect with her sister, Parker. Parker Power has kinetic gifts. She can cause shocks to the earth (like little earthquakes) and can produce heat energy that explodes from her body like fire (especially when she is angry). The Power sisters are unaware of the legacy they inherited from their mother, until their very tall and mysterious Great Aunt Mabel and Great Uncle George whisk them off to Haven, a neglected farm on the outskirts of a national park. Ellie loves her new life at Haven; but Parker has one impulse: to get back to her old life, and fast. Unbeknownst to them, the sisters are the key to restoring Haven to its former glory—and that’s just the beginning of what they can do if they choose to wield their emergent gifts together. But malevolent forces have another plan for Parker; and if the fragile sister relationship succumbs to the same forces that destroyed their mother, the balance of the world beyond Haven will be imperiled. Told through a dual narrative POV by Melissa and Jessica Benoist and Mariko Tamaki, this epic new saga is sure to appeal to fans of Chris Colfer, Rick Riordan, and Tui T. Sutherland. Melissa Benoist is an American actress best known for her roles in Glee, Whiplash, and Supergirl (in which she plays Supergirl). She and Jessica Benoist, her sister, are lifelong readers of science fiction and fantasy and are particularly passionate about using fantasy as a vehicle for making topical themes accessible to young readers. Mariko Tamaki is a writer known for her graphic novels This One Summer, a Caldecott Honor and Printz Honor winner cocreated with her cousin Jillian Tamaki; Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, a Harvey, Ignatz, Eisner, and Printz Honor winner; and other notable works. Visit her at marikotamaki.blogspot.com.

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5261-2 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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ALIEN SUPERSTAR

Hollywood vs. the Galaxy (Alien Superstar #3) BY LIN OLIVER AND HENRY WINKLER

Another hilarious, action–packed intergalactic adventure in the New York Times bestselling series by superstar authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: Alien Superstar was an instant New York Times bestseller and has sold more than 30,000 copies since publishing last October. SUPERSTAR AUTHORS: Henry Winkler (a.k.a. The Fonz) is best known for his sensational roles on Happy Days, Parks and Recreation, and Arrested Development, and he won an Emmy for his role in Barry. Winkler and Oliver have published more than 30 books together and have consistently received national media. AUTHOR EXPERTISE: Though neither author has visited another star system, between Winkler and Oliver, they’ve made hundreds of TV shows. They know the business and infuse their Hollywood expertise into this hilarious story. HILARIOUS READ: Funny middle grade is perennially popular, and this is a great book for fans of Tom Angleberger or Stuart Gibbs.

SPECIFICATIONS * 40-50 spot illustrations * 240 pages Buddy’s out–of–this–world adventures continue! Now that he’s faced off against Citizen Cruel and become a fan favorite on his Hollywood sitcom, he’ll finally catch a break, right? But will he be able to continue to hide from the Squadron of his home planet and hide his alien identity from his swarms of fans? Action–packed and full of laughs, this is the third book in the exciting New York Times bestselling middle–grade series. Henry Winkler is an Emmy Award–winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has created some of the most iconic TV roles, including Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli on Happy Days and Gene Cousineau on Barry. Lin Oliver is a children’s book writer and a writer and producer for both TV and film. She is currently the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Together, Winkler and Oliver are the co–authors of the bestselling Hank Zipzer and Here’s Hank series. They both live in Los Angeles.

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS SCIENCE FICTION, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4684-0 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

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FRIGHT WATCH

The Collectors (Fright Watch #2) BY LORIEN LAWRENCE

Book 2 in the spine–chilling middle–grade series that Stephen King called “the perfect book for kids to cool off with on a hot summer day, because the chills come guaranteed”

SELLING POINTS SERIES EXCITEMENT: The Stitchers had some great early buzz. It was a JLG Selection, and Stephen King blurbed the book and said, “I hope [Quinn and Mike will] be back. If they are, I will be there. So will about a million kids, I bet.” We’re excited to build on the excitement of The Stitchers with this newest adventure. COMMERCIAL CONCEPT: From Stranger Things to the new Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movies, horror is doing well in kids' media, especially more classic horror. This story strikes the perfect balance of having a unique premise and pairing it with more classic and nostalgic horror elements. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside the paperback of The Stitchers, which will include a teaser chapter of The Collectors.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover After Mike and Quinn defeated the Oldies, they thought that things would settle down on Goodie Lane. But then the Ladies in White moved in. Abigail, Eleanor, Jade, Brea, and Cami run Design on Goodie, an interior design firm—which might explain why all these women seem so put together and only wear white. After everything that’s happened with the Oldies, Quinn is a bit wary, but her friend Lex seems excited that someone in town finally has some style, and goes to work with Design on Goodie. But as Lex’s brightness starts to dim the more more she works with the Ladies, it’s up to Quinn and Mike to figure out exactly who—or what—the Ladies in White are, and how they can stop them before it’s too late! Lorien Lawrence is a writer and middle school English teacher from Connecticut. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found hunting ghosts with her family.

PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-5604-7 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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GARBAGE PAIL KIDS

Camp Daze (Garbage Pail Kids Book 3) BY R.L. STINE; INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY JEFF ZAPATA AND FRED WHEATON; COVER ILLUSTRATION BY JOE SIMKO

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop–culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for the third volume in this illustrated, New York Times bestselling middle–grade series Praise for the Garbage Pail Kids Series “Built–in child appeal . . . Lots of laffs.” —Kirkus Reviews “Things are about to get slimy. . . . The legendary author behind Goosebumps and Fear Street will next publish a middle–grade series based on the Topps Company’s pop– culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids.” —Entertainment Weekly

SELLING POINTS ADDED VALUE: Includes four exclusive, collectible Garbage Pail Kids stickers! CROSS–GENERATIONAL: Garbage Pail Kids has a loyal, dedicated fan base, and this series attracts both loyal fans and a whole new generation of readers. MEGASTAR AUTHOR: R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street series have sold more than 400 million copies. He has nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook combined. BESTSELLER: The first book debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List at #7 in Middle Grade Hardcover and at #16 on the Publishers Weekly Frontlist Children's Fiction Bestseller List. POPULAR BRAND: GPK is a classic, retro brand from Topps and is experiencing a strong resurgence in popularity, with new stickers released regularly and a wide array of licensed merchandise.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 208 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm The Garbage Pail Kids are off to sleepaway camp in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling Garbage Pail Kids series! Welcome to the town of Smellville, where ten kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and slobby and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious series from bestselling author R.L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janey—get into mischief at their middle school. These all–new illustrated stories are guaranteed to amuse and entertain readers of all ages. R.L. Stine has more than 400 million English–language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Besides Goosebumps, he has written series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, the Nightmare Room, Dangerous Girls, and Just Beyond. Stine lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher. The Topps Company, Inc., originator of Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks, and Bazooka Joe brands, was founded in 1938 and is the preeminent creator and marketer of physical and digital trading cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionary. Jeff Zapata has worked on comic books and trading cards for more than 25 years, including 13 gross, memorable ones as an editor, art director, and artist on Garbage Pail Kids and other brands at the Topps Company. Fred Wheaton has been wallowing in the Garbage Pail at Topps since 2006, contributing disgusting concepts, final art, comics, and sketch cards. He lives in Washington, D.C. Joe Simko is an artist known for his happy–horror style. He is one of the premiere Garbage Pail Kids illustrators for the Topps Company and lives in New York City.

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Imaginary

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BY LEE BACON; ILLUSTRATED BY KATY WU

The story of a boy and his imaginary friend— told by the imaginary friend

AUTHOR TRACK RECORD: Bacon’s first book with Abrams, The Last Human, has already sold more than 14,000 copies. The book received a lot of great attention before publication— including a movie deal that’s set to be directed by Lord & Miller (the Academy Award–winning directors of Spider–Man: Into the Spider–Verse) and written by Henry Gayden (the writer behind Shazam!). UNIQUE AND COMMERCIAL STORY: Bacon has fantastic writing chops and a clever imagination, and this book is equal parts funny and heartfelt middle grade. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside The Last Human paperback, which will include a sample chapter of Imaginary.

SPECIFICATIONS * 20 black-and-white spot illustrations

* 320 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket Zach should’ve outgrown his imaginary friend by now. He knows this. He’s 11, long past the days when kids are supposed to go on epic make–believe adventures with their invisible friends. But after the death of his father five years ago, all Zach wanted was an escape from the real world. So his imaginary friend, Shovel, hasn’t faded away like the other kids’ have. Their imaginary friendship grew stronger. But now Zach’s in middle school, and things are getting awkward. His best friend ditched him for a cooler crowd. His classmates tease him in the hallways. He still misses his dad. Reality is the worst. Which is why Zach makes regular visits to a fantasy world with Shovel. But is Zach’s overactive imagination helping him deal with loss or just pushing people away? Poignant, humorous, and breathtaking, Imaginary is an inventive story of friendship, loss, and growing up . . . as only an imaginary friend could tell it. Lee Bacon is the author of several books for young people, including The Last Human and the Joshua Dread and Legendtopia series, as well as the original audio story The Mystery of Alice. His books have been translated into 23 languages. Bacon grew up in Texas and now lives in New Jersey. Katy Wu is a designer and children’s book illustrator currently based in Portland, Oregon. She's worked on a number of children’s books, as well as with animation studios such as Blue Sky, Cinderbiter, Pixar, and Laika. She has also worked at Google as a “Doodler,” creating Doodles for the Google homepage.

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AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4664-2 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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RONAN BOYLE

Ronan Boyle Into the Strangeplace (Ronan Boyle #3) BY THOMAS LENNON; ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN HENDRIX

The third book in the hilarious New York Times bestselling middle–grade series set in the world of law–breaking leprechauns from actor and writer Thomas Lennon

SELLING POINTS CELEBRITY AUTHOR: Lennon is well–known both as an actor and screenwriter. He’s been on every major talk show and has nearly 350,000 Twitter followers. THE LUCK OF THE IRISH: Lennon draws from Irish myths and has created a world as magical as those of Artemis Fowl or The Land of Stories. BUILDING BUZZ: Book 1 was an instant New York Times bestseller, and the first two books got great buzz from booksellers, librarians, media, and fans. The excitement will continue for book 3. CROSS PROMOTION: The paperback of book 2 will publish ahead of book 3 and include a teaser chapter.

SPECIFICATIONS * 10 black-and-white illustrations

* 336 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 Ronan’s adventures continue in the hilarious final adventure of the Garda’s youngest and lowliest recruit. Will Ronan be able to prove his parents’ innocence and save the day? Fast–paced, action–packed, and utterly sidesplitting, the third book in the New York Times bestselling series delivers strange creatures, heart–pounding thrills, and plenty of laughs. Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian, and actor who has worked on a number of things you probably love, including Reno 911! and Night at the Museum. Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver. John Hendrix is the illustrator of Nurse, Soldier, Spy, and author– illustrator of Shooting at the Stars and The Faithful Spy, which won the 2018 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and received four starred reviews. He lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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G.I. Joe Classified Book One A page–turning action and adventure story awaits middle–grade readers in this exciting new series from Hasbro’s G.I. Joe

SELLING POINTS ORIGINAL STORIES: This new fiction series will focus on contemporary kids doing extraordinary things. POWERFUL BRAND: G.I. Joe celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014; over the years, it has become a multimedia brand, with a new film, Snake Eyes, set to be released in October 2021. The comic is the second–ongest– running American comic in publication. ACTION–PACKED: A dynamic series for kids who are growing out of the I Survived series

SPECIFICATIONS * 256 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5440-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

In this action–packed series starter, a group of ordinary kids finds themselves facing extraordinary circumstances . . . and with the help of mentors like Duke, Scarlett, and Roadblock, they’ll find what it means to be a team, rise to the occasion, and save the day when nobody else can. A heart–pounding thrill ride from start to finish that will enthrall G.I. Joe fans and action–adventure readers alike.

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DISNEY’S SPOOKY ZONE

Duckscares: Book Two BY TOMMY GREENWALD; ILLUSTRATED BY ELISA FERRARI

The second book in Disney's Spooky Zone series, spooky middle–grade mysteries starring Disney’s world–famous troublemaking triplets, Huey, Dewey, and Louie

SELLING POINTS BELOVED BRAND: Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews have been freshly introduced to the latest generation with their own show, DuckTales, currently airing on Disney XD. AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Greenwald brings thrills and humor to this series; Game Changer has sold almost 40,000 copies, has been selected for 15 state master lists, was a YALSA Top Ten Book, and was a Junior Library Guild Premier selection. GREAT FOR RELUCTANT READERS: With two–color illustrations on every page, this series is a perfect fit for reluctant readers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout

* 208 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER After solving a soccer–related, curse–driven mystery in Germany, Huey, Dewey, and Louie—the world–famous nephews of Donald Duck—find themselves on a hot new case when they travel back to France. Written by Tommy Greenwald and featuring two–color illustrations throughout, the Duckscares series is perfect for young mystery fans.

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5079-3 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK £8.99

Tommy Greenwald’s Game Changer has been named an Amazon Best Book of the Month and a Junior Library Guild Premier selection. He is also the author of the Crimebiters! and Charlie Joe Jackson series, among many other books for children. Day job–wise, Greenwald is the cofounder of Spotco Advertising, a theatrical and entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co–bookwriter (with Andrew Lippa) of John & Jen, an off–Broadway musical that has been produced around the country and internationally. To read woefully outdated information about him, visit tommygreenwald.com. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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Masters of the Universe: Ork-0's Day Off BY TOM ANGLEBERGER

Award–winning author–illustrator Tom Angleberger brings Mattel’s Masters of the Universe together for a new adventure in the first book of this middle–grade series

SELLING POINTS NETFLIX TIE–IN: He–Man and the Masters of the Universe, a new animated series, is coming soon to Netflix, and a new feature film is in the works! MULTIMEDIA FRANCHISE: Mattel’s Masters of the Universe franchise has found fans for more than 35 years with several animated series, two major motion pictures, highly collectible licensed products, and more. BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 176 pages

* WIDTH: 5" - 127mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION Full of sorcery and epic showdowns, this highly illustrated novel introduces young readers to the Masters of the Universe —starting with Ork–0, a zany techno–magician who is one of He–Man's closest allies. Author Tom Angleberger brings his signature humor, crafting ability, and wit to this series starter, perfect for young fantasy and super hero fans. Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series and the Flytrap Files series, as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in Virginia.

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Danny Chung Sums It Up BY MAISIE CHAN; ILLUSTRATED BY NATELLE QUEK

A touching and funny middle–grade story about a boy whose life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother moves in

SELLING POINTS WNDB: Readers are hungry for more #ownvoices middle grade and fans of Front Desk and Merci Suárez Changes Gears will love Danny Chung. PERSONAL CONNECTION: The story was inspired by one of Chan’s friend’s grandmother, who moved to the UK at age 92 without knowing any English, as well as Chan’s own children, who don’t know how to speak to their Spanish–speaking grandmother. COMIC ILLUSTRATIONS: Since drawing comics is so important to the story’s protagonist, spot illustrations included throughout really bring the story to life.

SPECIFICATIONS * 20-25 black-and-white illustrations

* 240 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4821-9 Eleven–year–old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Things get worse when Danny finds out he’ll have to share his room with her, and she took the top bunk! At first, Danny is frustrated that he can’t communicate with her because she doesn’t speak English—and because he’s on the verge of failing math and Nai Nai was actually a math champion back in the day. It just feels like he and his grandmother have nothing in common. His parents insist that Danny help out, so when he’s left to look after Nai Nai, he leaves her at the bingo hall for the day to get her off his back. But he soon discovers that not everyone there is as welcoming as he expected . . . Through the universal languages of math and art, Danny realizes he has more in common with his Nai Nai than he first thought. Filled with heart and humor, Danny Chung Sums It Up shows that traversing two cultures is possible and worth the effort, even if it’s not always easy. Maisie Chan is a British–born Chinese author. She has written early reader books for Hachette and HarperCollins; a collection of fairy tales, myths, and legends in Stories From Around the World for Scholastic; as well as many stories for The Big Think, a well–being curriculum based around stories for elementary school children. She also started the group Bubble Tea Writers to support and encourage new British East and Southeast Asian writers in the UK. When Maisie isn't writing, she enjoys yoga, dim sum, and singing really loud. She has lived in the U.K., U.S., and Taiwan. Originally from Birmingham, Maisie now lives with her family in Glasgow. Natelle Quek is an illustrator based in London. She has been drawing for as long as she could hold a pencil, and she now focuses on children’s illustration. In her free time, Quek loves to explore museums and nature trails with her husband, hunt down delicious pastries, and cuddle her pets.

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THE EXTINCTS

The Extincts: Quest for the Unicorn Horn (The Extincts #1) BY SCOTT MAGOON

A team of extinct animals embark on top–secret missions around the world in this new graphic novel series

SELLING POINTS HIT CATEGORY: Young graphic novels are experiencing incredible growth in the marketplace, and the action– packed stories and dynamic animal characters of the Extincts series are sure to find fans in young readers. STAR CREATOR: Scott Magoon is the illustrator of several award– winning picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Rescue & Jessica. ENVIRONMENTAL HOOKS: Featuring a team of extinct animal heroes, this series informs young readers about topical environmental issues— and the books’ themselves reflect this message, printed with soy ink on recycled paper.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 160 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS Meet Scratch, Martie, Lug, and Quito, members of a secret organization called R.O.A.R., or the Rescue Ops Acquisition Rangers. When their boss, Dr. Z, finally calls on them for their first big mission, the team heads to Siberia to retrieve an ancient unicorn horn from the thawing permafrost. Scratch is thrilled at the chance to prove his worth to Dr. Z—but as soon as they land, the team runs into a mysterious enemy determined to take them down. With exciting missions, plenty of humor, and an environmental angle, this series starter from New York Times bestselling illustrator Scott Magoon is an action–packed adventure from start to finish. The book will also include nonfiction back matter about extinct animals, climate change, and what kids can do to help! Scott Magoon has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Rescue & Jessica: A Life–Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman, Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and The Nuts series by Eric Litwin. He is also the author–illustrator of Breathe and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!. He lives in Massachusetts. Visit him online at www.scottmagoon.com.

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NATHAN HALE'S HAZARDOUS TALES

Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #11) A KOREAN WAR TALE BY NATHAN HALE

Discover the Korean War through the eyes of the journalist who covered it in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING SERIES: We have more than one million copies in print, and the series builds with each new book! KID–FRIENDLY: The stories are true, gruesome, and hilarious, and the format and art are welcoming for reluctant readers. GREAT STORIES: Hale has found the most fascinating true facts from American history, and these books transform textbook lessons into wild romps through American's past.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout

* 128 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4951-3 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK £10.99

In 1950, Marguerite Higgins (1920–1966) was made bureau chief of the Far East Asia desk for the New York Herald Tribune. Tensions were high on the Korean peninsula, where a border drawn after WWII split the country into North and South. When the North Korean army crossed the border with Soviet tanks, it was war. Marguerite was there when the Communists captured Seoul. She fled with the refugees heading south, but when the bridges were blown over the Han River, she was trapped in enemy territory. Her eyewitness account of the invasion was a newspaper smash hit. She risked her life in one dangerous situation after another––all for the sake of good story. Then she was told that women didn’t belong on the frontlines. The United States Army officially ordered her out of Korea. She appealed to General Douglas MacArthur, and he personally lifted the ban on female war correspondents, which allowed her the chance to report on many of the major events of the Korean War. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all—if you dare! Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online at nathanhaleauthor.com.

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One Dead Spy: Bigger & Badder Edition A REVOLUTIONARY WAR TALE BY NATHAN HALE

Experience the New York Times bestselling graphic novel—now as a deluxe, oversized edition featuring 15 brand–new pages of mini–comics

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS BIGGER & BETTER: With a new, larger format, 16 pages of additional back matter, and special effects on the front cover, this is both the perfect collector’s item for fans of the series and a way to draw in new readers. BESTSELLING SERIES: We have more than one million copies in print, and the series builds with each new book! KID–FRIENDLY: The stories are true, gruesome, and hilarious, and the format and art are welcoming for reluctant readers. GREAT STORIES: Hale has found the most fascinating true facts from American history, and these books transform textbook lessons into wild romps through American's past.

SPECIFICATIONS * Two-color illustrations throughout

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 7 3/8" - 187mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover POB The Bigger & Badder editions of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales continues! Nathan Hale (the author’s namesake) was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” before being hanged by the British. In Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, author Hale channels his historical döppelganger to present history’s roughest, toughest, strangest stories. This book tackles the story of Nathan Hale himself, who was an officer for the American rebels in the Revolutionary War and was eventually hanged for spying. This special edition of One Dead Spy features a larger trim size, a deluxe package, and 16 pages of bonus material, including research photos, sketches, and mini–comics from the author. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all—if you dare! Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, which includes One Dead Spy; Big Bad Ironclad!; Donner Dinner Party; Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood; Alamo All– Stars; Raid of No Return; Lafayette!; Major Impossible; and The Underground Abductor, one of which earned a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Orem, Utah. Visit him at nathanhaleauthor.com.

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AGES 8 to 12 KIDS NONFICTION, JUVENILE NONFICTION, CHILDREN'S, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-5726-6 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK £13.99

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Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin's Hijab BY PRIYA HUQ

In this middle–grade graphic novel, Nisrin will have to rely on faith, friends, and family to help her recover after she is the target of a hate crime

SELLING POINTS OWN VOICES: This story is based upon the author’s own experiences as a Bangladeshi–American dealing with hate and racism while growing up in the Pacific Northwest after 9/11. UP–AND–COMING ARTIST: Huq is a hugely talented artist; she first gained attention after publishing a comics essay, “Worn Out: A Woman’s Clothing Isn’t a Statement,” on The Nib. STRONG GRAPHIC NOVEL COMPS:Piece by Piece is by turns heartfelt and laugh–out–loud funny. It’s perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier’s work, Jerry Craft’s New Kid, and our own El Deafo and Page by Paige. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–4016–9) and paperback (978–1–4197– 4019–0) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout * 224 pages * WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 8 2/5 " - 216mm * Hardcover with jacket

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AGES 10 and up KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, MIDDLEGRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4016-9 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 UK £16.99

Nisrin is a 13–year–old Bangladeshi–American girl living in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2002. As she nears the end of eighth grade, she gives a presentation for World Culture Day about Bangladesh while wearing a traditional cultural dress. On her way home, she is the victim of a hate crime when a man violently attacks her for wearing a headscarf. Deeply traumatized by the experience, Nisrin spends the summer depressed and isolated. Other than weekly therapy, Nisrin doesn’t leave the house until fall arrives and it’s time for her to start freshman year at a new school. The night before class starts, Nisrin makes a decision. She tells her family she’s going to start wearing hijab, much to their dismay. Her mother and grandparent’s shocked and angry reactions confuse her—but they only strengthen her resolve. This choice puts Nisrin on a path to not only discover more about Islam, but also her family’s complicated relationship with the religion, and the reasons they left Bangladesh in the first place. On top of everything else, she’s struggling to fit in at school—her hijab makes her a target for students and faculty alike. But with the help from old friends and new, Nisrin is starting to figure out what really makes her happy. Piece by Piece is an original graphic novel about growing up and choosing your own path, even if it leads you to a different place than you expected. Priya Huq is a Bangladeshi–American cartoonist from Austin, Texas, who enjoys working in water–based media. Her stories deal with complex emotions in both real and fantastic locations. In her free time she likes to drink tea and look at trees. Huq has contributed to TheNiband other online publications. She lives in New York City with her spouse and two cats.

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Pixels of You

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WRITTEN BY ANANTH HIRSH AND YUKO OTA; ILLUSTRATED BY J.R. DOYLE

A human and human–presenting AI slowly become friends—and maybe more—in this moving YA graphic novel

POPULAR CATEGORY: YA graphic novels are booming, and Abrams has seen success with similar novels like Page by Paige. TIMELY MESSAGE: Both the discussions of AI technology and what it means to be human will resonate with fans of Black Mirror and Cory Doctorow. GREAT TEAM: Ananth and Yuko's Lucky Penny won a Cybil Award, was a JLG selection, and received a starred review from PW. They have more than 26,000 Twitter followers combined. STUNNING ARTWORK: J.R.'s work is utterly breathtaking and really brings the story to a whole new level. They have over 20,000 Twitter followers, and we're excited to have them on our list. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–5281–0) and paperback (978–1–4197– 4957–5) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 176 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket In a near future, augmentation and AI changed everything and nothing. Indira is a human girl who has been cybernetically augmented after a tragic accident, and Fawn is one of the first human–presenting AI. They have the same internship at a gallery, but neither thinks much of the other’s photography. But after a huge public blowout, their mentor gives them an ultimatum: work together on a project or leave her gallery forever. Grudgingly, the two begin to collaborate, and what comes out of it is astounding and revealing for both of them. Pixels of You is about the slow transformation of a rivalry to a friendship to something more as Indira and Fawn navigate each other, the world around them—and what it means to be an artist and a person. Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota are the Ignus Award winning team behind Lucky Penny, which won a Cybil Award, was a JLG selection, and received a starred review from PW. They live in Brooklyn. J.R. Doyle is an up–and–coming artist, creator of Knights–Errant, a successful web comic and Kickstarter project. They live in Brooklyn.

PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 14 and up YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, GRAPHIC NOVELS, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-5281-0 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 UK £16.99

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Witch for Hire

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BY TED NAIFEH

When a series of high school pranks get out of hand, teen witch Faye Faulkner is the only one who can solve the case in this spooky YA graphic novel

WHICH WITCH: Witches have never been more popular across a variety of platforms, from shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Cursed (both Netflix originals) to graphic novels like The Witch Boy and The Okay Witch. VETERAN ARTIST: Naifeh is a well–known name in the YA comics scene and has found success with the long–running Courtney Crumrin (Oni Press) series. APPEALING ART STYLE: Naifeh’s stylish art and brilliant palette give this story strong visual appeal. TWO FORMATS: Available in hardcover (978–1–4197–4810–3) and paperback (978–1–4197– 4811–0) editions.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 128 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 14 and up KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-4810-3 US $21.99 CAN $27.99 UK £15.99

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CARTON QTY: 24 Faye Faulker isn’t popular, and that’s just fine by her. She spends her lunches at the Loser Table with the other social rejects, aka her best friends, and brushes off the uninspired taunts from the cool kids. But when lonely freshman Cody finds her way to Faye’s corner of the cafeteria, it sets off a peculiar chain of events . . . To Cody’s surprise, these kids aren’t so bad; an overdramatic theater nerd, a handicapable girl in a wheelchair, an overweight boy, and Faye, who comes to school every day dressed like a witch. But it’s no costume, Fay really is a witch! While high school can be hell for many reasons, this year the ante has been raised when a series of pranks swiftly go from mischievous to downright dangerous. From the lowliest debate team nerds to the prom queen, no one is safe, not even the teachers! When things start to really get out of hand, Cody owns up to Faye: in a moment of desperation, she signed up for an online challenge that promises to grant popularity to those who follow the website’s twisted demands. Faye decides to help, but soon learns that this social media star is much more than she seems. Will Faye's witchcraft be strong enough to defeat Shelbi? Witch for Hire is a gothic whodunnit about resilience, magic, and the power of friendship. Ted Naifeh is comic book writer and artist best known for Courtney Crumrin, the multivolume horror– fantasy adventure that was published by Oni Press in 2002 and nominated for several Eisners. Among Naifeh’s other credits are How Loathsome, a decidedly adult story of life in the San Francisco cultural underground, art for DC Comic’s Ame–Comi story of Duela Dent, and contributions to other books ranging from Mouseguard to Batman ‘66 to Dark Horse’s Creepy. Naifeh lives in San Francisco with a pet fog named Karl.

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The Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass BY ANNA PRIEMAZA

A mind–bending YA novel about a world where everyone has a bit of magic in them—but some magic is being used to change the world in unspeakable ways

SELLING POINTS TOTALLY UNIQUE PREMISE: This twisty, mind–bending story is truly unlike anything out there, and readers will be tearing through to figure out what’s happening. FORGETTING SOMETHING?: This is a book that you’ll never forget. The lost–memory hook and unique abilities of the characters in the book will lend well to marketing and social media pitches. STRONG WRITER: This is well– executed, high–concept YA, and the writing is taut with tension. It’s both a very readable story and one with great critical potential.

SPECIFICATIONS * 304 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5259-9 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

Vera has a nagging feeling that she’s forgetting something. Not her keys or her homework—something bigger. Or someone. When she discovers her best friend Riven is experiencing the same strange feeling, they set out on a mission to uncover what’s going on. Everyone in Vera's world has a special ability—a little bit of magic that helps them through the day. Perhaps someone’s ability is interfering with their memory? Or is something altering their very reality? Vera and Riven intend to fix it and get back whatever or whomever they’ve lost. But how do you find the truth when you can’t even remember what you’re looking for in the first place? The Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass is a cleverly constructed, heartbreaking, and compelling contemporary YA novel with a slight fantasy twist about memory, love, grief, and the invisible bonds that tie us to each other. Anna Priemaza is the author of Fan the Fame and Kat and Meg Conquer the World. This is her first piece of speculative fiction. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas BY TIFFANY SCHMIDT

Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this very merry holiday rom–com from the author of the acclaimed Bookish Boyfriends series

SELLING POINTS SEASONAL HOOK: A wintry rom–com perfect for fans of Hallmark and Netflix holiday movies. CROSSOVER: Like the Bookish Boyfriends series, this squeaky– clean YA title is a great fit for teens and tweens. HOUSE AUTHOR: Schmidt is well–connected in the YA community and a delight to work with; we're excited to continue to work with her in this new seasonal direction.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5401-2 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-427-9 Noelle Partridge is known for three things: being the best ballet dancer, babysitter, and person with the most Christmas spirit in her small town. But lately she’s bored by the lessons at her dance school, and her friends and father are more bah humbug than Hallmark movie marathon. So when her favorite babysitting clients ask her to accompany them on a ski trip over winter break, she packs her bags for the slopes. It helps that they’re offering double her rate— she’ll need the money for Beacon, an elite ballet academy that’s granted her an audition. Noelle is ready to “Deck the Halls” and have fa la la la fun, until Wyatt, the older half–brother of her babysitting charges, decides to surprise his family for the holiday. He’s one of the best dancers at Beacon, and makes Noelle’s head spin faster than pirouettes. Unfortunately, she also manages to step on his toes—spoiling his surprise and complicating his secret plans. After a few missteps, Noelle and Wyatt begin to thaw toward each other and bond over the big decisions looming in each of their lives. With enough Christmas magic, Noelle might just start the New Year with lots of babysitting cash in her pocket and a chance with the pas de deux partner of her dreams. Tiffany Schmidt is a former sixth–grade teacher. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family and spends her time baking cookies, chasing her sons and puggles around their backyard, and writing the kissing scenes first. Schmidt is the author of the Bookish Boyfriends series–A Date with Darcy, The Boy Next Story, Talk Nerdy to Me, and Get a Clue–as well as four other books for young adults.

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RIGHTS: World English

Bend in the Road

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BY SARA BIREN

A teen rock star returns home to Minnesota and finds himself falling for a local farm girl in this steamy YA romance

RISE IN ROM–COMS: Commercial YA romance continues to be on–trend, as seen in the popularity of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen. ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Biren’s debut, The Last Thing You Said, got a starred review from Kirkus and was a Minnesota Book Award finalist. Her follow–up, Cold Day in the Sun, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and School Library Journal called it “a romance that fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen should love.” FRESH SETTING: The Minnesota setting is a fresh region to explore in YA, and the small farm town feels like a character unto itself. CROSS PROMOTION: This book will publish alongside the paperback edition of Cold Day in the Sun, which will include a teaser chapter of Bend in the Road.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket Seventeen–year–old Gabe’s life is a mess. His debut album—produced by his rock star dad—made him an overnight sensation, but his second album tanked, he just got dumped by his on–again, off–again girlfriend, and he’s desperate to come up with the money he needs to fix a major screwup. The only place he can be free from the paparazzi and rumors is the family farm—the farm that seventeen–year–old Juniper’s family has managed since before she was born. When Juniper learns that Gabe’s about to inherit the farm, she worries that he’ll sell it. She comes up with a plan to get close to him and stop that from happening. At first, Juniper and Gabe couldn’t be more at odds, but the more time they spend with each other, the more they grow to like each other. Can they set aside their differences to do what’s best for the farm—and each other? Or will all the drama and secrets tear them apart? Sara Biren is the author of The Last Thing You Said and Cold Day in the Sun. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and has had several short stories published in literary journals. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. Visit her at sarabiren.com.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

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RAYBEARER

Redemptor (Raybearer Book 2) BY JORDAN IFUEKO

The hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate

RIGHTS: World English, excluding UK and British Commonwealth SELLING POINTS EXCITING LAUNCH: Raybearer was an instant New York Times and Indie bestseller, and Ifueko did virtual tours with Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Dhonielle Clayton, Mark Oshiro, and Patrice Caldwell. GLOWING REVIEWS: Raybearer was an Indie Next Pick, Apple Best of the Month, and Amazon Best of the Month and Year, and was on the ABA Indie’s Introduce list, NPR’s Book Concierge, and best of the year lists for the NYPL, Kirkus, SLJ, Chicago Public Library, and Publishers Weekly. It also received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, BCCB, and Kirkus, who called it “a fresh, phenomenal fantasy.” UNIQUE WORLD: Ifueko has based this world on West African traditions and mythology, and the result is a lush, diverse world unlike any other.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white map in the front

* 336 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar's throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend into the Underworld, a sacrifice to end all future atrocities. Tarisai is determined to survive. Or at least, that's what she tells her increasingly distant circle of friends. Months into her shaky reign as empress, child spirits haunt her, demanding that she pay for past sins of the empire. With the lives of her loved ones on the line, assassination attempts from unknown quarters, and a handsome new stranger she can't quite trust . . . Tarisai fears the pressure may consume her. But in this finale to the Raybearer duology, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it. Jordan Ifueko grew up under a blanket fort, eating fried plantains and reading comic books. Eventually, she switched the comics for a tea–stained notebook. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, David, and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops.

PUB MONTH: AUGUST

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Fresh

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BY MARGOT WOOD

A hilarious and vulnerable coming–of–age story about the thrilling new experiences––and missteps––of a girl's freshman year of college

AUTHOR PLATFORM: Wood was the founder of Epic Reads, and has a lot of great connections and a solid social media following (more than 12,000 on Twitter, 9,000 on Instagram, and 11,000 subscribers on YouTube). LIVELY WRITING: Wood has the perfect voice for YA. The story is raunchy, funny, and full of heart. MODERN YA STORY: The sex– positive, no–holds–barred story fits right into Wood’s brand. The #ownvoices bisexual narrator, voice–y writing, and modern coming–of–age story is perfect for fans of Mary H.K. Choi and Christine Riccio. MAKE THE CLASSICS CONTEMPORARY: Inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, this is a fun and fresh reimagining of a classic.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 14 and up Some students enter their freshman year of college knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. Elliot McHugh is not one of those people. But picking a major is the last thing on Elliot’s mind when she’s too busy experiencing all that college has to offer—from dancing all night at off–campus parties, to testing her RA Rose’s patience, to making new friends, to having the best sex one can have on a twin–sized dorm room bed. But she may not be ready for the fallout when reality hits. When the sex she’s having isn’t that great. When finals creep up and smack her right in the face. Or when her roommate’s boyfriend turns out to be the biggest a–hole. Elliot may make epic mistakes, but if she’s honest with herself (and with you, dear reader), she may just find the person she wants to be. And maybe even fall in love in the process . . . Well, maybe. Margot Wood is the founder of Epic Reads and has worked in marketing for more than a decade at publishing houses both big and small. She is a graduate of Emerson College and once appeared as an extra in the Love, Simon movie. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Wood now lives in Portland, Oregon. You can find her online at margotwood.com.

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Stalking Shadows BY CYLA PANIN

A gothic YA fantasy debut about a young woman striving to break her sister’s curse and stop the killing in her small French town

SELLING POINTS POPULAR CATEGORY: Dark, twisty fantasy novels like The Beautiful and A Curse So Dark and Lonely are doing well in the market, and with the resurgence of the Twilight series, paranormal romance is on the rise as well. MONSTERS AND MORE: Part– sister story, part–monster story, this novel navigates morality and what it means to decide for yourself what’s right and what’s wrong. The beast and the killings in the story is also based on a real historical monster––the Beast of Gévaudan––which is still unexplained to this day. TALE AS OLD AS TIME: A haunting Gothic retelling of Beauty and the Beast that includes nods to fans of the original story. DEBUT NOVEL: Panin has lush writing that pulls you right into the world and has you tearing through the pages to find out what will happen next.

SPECIFICATIONS * 400 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket Seventeen–year–old Marie mixes perfumes to sell on market day in her small eighteenth–century French town. She wants to make enough to save a dowry for her sister, Ama, in hopes of Ama marrying well and Marie living in the level of freedom afforded only to spinster aunts. But her perfumes are more than sweet scents in cheap, cut–glass bottles: A certain few are laced with death. Marie laces the perfume delicately—not with poison but with a hint of honeysuckle she’s trained her sister to respond to. Marie marks her victim, and Ama attacks. But she doesn’t attack as a girl. She kills as a beast. Marking Ama’s victims controls the damage to keep suspicion at bay. But when a young boy turns up dead one morning, Marie is forced to acknowledge she might be losing control of Ama. And if she can’t control her, she’ll have to cure her. Marie knows the only place she’ll find the cure is in the mansion where Ama was cursed in the first place, home of Lord Sebastian LaClaire. But once she gets into the mansion, she discovers dark secrets hidden away—secrets of the curse, of Lord Sebastian . . . and of herself. Cyla Panin lives in Canada with her husband and two sons. Her family has French roots that inspired her interest in the original Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, La Belle et la Bête. She has a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from Mount Royal University. Stalking Shadows is her debut novel.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

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An Island Without You BY MALULANI MORENO

A heartfelt and thrilling YA novel about two boys struggling with identity and loss in their community in Hawai'i

SELLING POINTS #OWNVOICES: Heartfelt, #ownvoices YA is doing well in the market right now, and this novel’s Hawaiian setting makes it especially fresh. DEBUT AUTHOR: We’re thrilled to launch Moreno as an exciting new voice in YA. FRESH HOOK: Moreno perfectly blends the contemporary with supernatural elements to create a story unlike any other.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: JANUARY

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ALSO AVAILABLE When Keoni’s longtime bully disappears, he’s ecstatic: Life as a 16–year–old gay outcast in Wahiawa, Hawai'i, just got easier. But then his childhood best friend becomes obsessed with the disappearance, and he reluctantly agrees to help her raise funds for the family of the boy who tormented him—all the while feeling a rift develop between them. Meanwhile, Aaron moves to town in the wake of the disappearance. He hopes to make a friend at his new high school, but that’s hard for a guy who’s selectively mute. Their lives collide when a classmate tries to attack Aaron, and Keoni defends him. Soon Keoni learns his new friend is having visions of the missing boy—visions too detailed and specific to be mere dreams. The two team up on a dangerous quest to identify the kidnapper, and as they draw ever closer to the truth, each discovers what it’s like to be fully accepted by a true friend. Malulani Moreno is a hapa writer of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), Mexican, and Portuguese descent. Born in Honolulu, Hawai'i, he currently lives and works on Maui. He earned his MFA in creative writing at The New School. An Island Without You is his first novel.

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Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Kyoshi Novels (Box Set) BY ABRAMS

Fans of Avatar: the Last Airbender and F. C. Yee’s New York Times bestselling Kyoshi novels can now collect both hardcover editions in this acclaimed duology

Praise for the Kyoshi novels Instant New York Times bestsellers! “Yee . . . artfully weaves in political entanglements as well as complex cultural identities to fully immerse readers in Kyoshi’s world . . . An action–packed tale that answers some long–awaited questions.” —Kirkus Reviews

SELLING POINTS INSTANT BESTSELLERS:The Rise of Kyoshi and The Shadow of Kyoshi both debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and also hit the USA Today bestseller list. BLOCKBUSTER HIT: Nickelodeon’s award–winning Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise continues to thrive, with a live–action series now on Netflix and a Facebook fandom of millions. DYNAMIC DUO: Includes a foreword by Michael Dante DiMartino, the co–creator and executive producer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series.

SPECIFICATIONS * 800 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Boxed Set - Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5843-0 The Rise of Kyoshi delves into the origin story of Kyoshi, the Earth Kingdom–born Avatar. The longest–living Avatar in this beloved world’s history, Kyoshi established the brave and respected Kyoshi Warriors, but also founded the secretive Dai Li, which led to the corruption, decline, and fall of her own nation. In The Shadow of Kyoshi, Kyoshi’s place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost. Kyoshi voyages across the Four Nations, struggling to keep the peace; but while her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. This thrilling duology follows Kyoshi’s journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar.

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Outside of writing, F. C. Yee practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and has a day job mostly involving spreadsheets. He is the author of The Epic Crush of Genie Lo and its sequel, The Iron Will of Genie Lo, both of which garnered several starred reviews. He lives and writes in Boulder, CO. Written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co–creator, executive producer, and story editor of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

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A CLUE MYSTERY

In the Ballroom with the Candlestick A CLUE MYSTERY, BOOK THREE BY DIANA PETERFREUND

The dramatic and deadly conclusion to the thrilling YA mystery series inspired by the classic board game CLUE!

SELLING POINTS PERFECT FOR FANS OF RIVERDALE: The classic CLUE characters have been vividly reimagined as edgy teens with plenty of secrets, and this trilogy’s twists and turns unravel their sordid stories at an elite boarding school. CLASSIC, HIT BRAND: CLUE has been synonymous with murder mystery since 1949; the brand boasts more than 90 percent awareness in key markets. TOP GENRE: Mysteries continue to top bestseller lists in YA fiction.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-3978-1 US $17.99 CAN $22.99

After a tragic accident that forever changed the lives of the Murder Crew—killing one of their own—the students at Blackbrook Academy are just trying to get by. As relationships evolve, strain, and break, Orchid, Green, Scarlett, Mustard, Plum, and Peacock find themselves lost. When the dark secret at the heart of Blackbrook forces its way into their lives, and another suspicious death drives the school into chaos, differences will have to be put aside if anyone expects to survive until the most dramatic prom of all time. Diana Peterfreund is the author of 13 books for adults, teens, and children, including the Secret Society Girl series, the Killer Unicorn series, For Darkness Shows the Stars, and Omega City. Her books have received starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and VOYA, and have been named in Amazon’s Best Books of the Year. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her family.

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THE MARROW THIEVES

Hunting by Stars (A Marrow Thieves Novel) BY CHERIE DIMALINE

The thrilling follow–up to the bestselling, award–winning novel The Marrow Thieves, about a dystopian world where the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow and ability to dream

SELLING POINTS BESTSELLING BOOK: The Marrow Thieves has garnered multiple awards (including the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Kirkus Prize), was a #1 Canadian National Bestseller, and has now sold more than 26,000 copies in the United States—despite the fact that there is no official US distributor or publishing partner and all sales are going through the book’s small Canadian publisher. UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES: Though YA has taken strides in diversifying the kinds of stories being told and who is telling them, there are still very few Indigenous authors being supported in YA. This book is truly unlike anything else on our list, and we think it will equally appeal to teens and the gatekeepers who are looking for unique stories from BIPOC creators. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: We’ve bought two sequels to The Marrow Thieves and have plans for graphic novels to come. Dimaline is a real talent, and we’re excited to be the US home for this stunning series going forward.

For years after the collapse of society, French was on the run in the bush, avoiding the Recruiters and making a home with a group of fellow Indigenous survivors who have become family. But then he finds himself on his own, in a pitch– black room, with no memory of how he got there. Starved and tortured, he has to come to terms with the fact that he has been captured and is now in one of the infamous residential schools, where the government extracts the marrow of Indigenous people in order to steal the ability to dream. It’s his worst nightmare—even when he reconnects with someone from his distant past that he thought was long gone. Meanwhile, out in the world, his found family searches for him and dodges new dangers south of the border. When their paths finally collide, French must decide how far he is willing to go— and how many loved ones is he willing to betray—in order to survive. An engrossing, heart–stopping expansion of the world of Cherie Dimaline’s award–winning The Marrow Thieves. Cherie Dimaline is an author from the Georgian Bay Metis Community in Canada. Her 2017 book, The Marrow Thieves, won the Governor General’s Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, among others. The Marrow Thieves was named a Book of Year on numerous lists, including the National Public Radio, the School Library Journal, the New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and the CBC, has been translated into several languages, and continues to be a Canadian national bestseller years later. Cherie lives in Canada, where she is adapting work for stage and film and working on her new novels.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-5347-3 US $18.99

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Overground Railroad (The Young Adult Adaptation) THE GREEN BOOK AND THE ROOTS OF BLACK TRAVEL IN AMERICA BY CANDACY TAYLOR

A young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor’s acclaimed book about the history of the Green Book, the guide for Black travelers

SELLING POINTS SUCCESS OF THE ADULT BOOK: Overground Railroad has  received overwhelmingly positive  reviews, praised as “a fascinating  look at a groundbreaking guide,” “a  moving and needed history,” and  “essential for most collections.”  Since publishing in January 2020, it  has grossed more than 12,000  copies. YOUNG READER EDITION:  Profusely illustrated with  photographs by Taylor, as well as  archival photographs, the book will  have an accessible tone, making it  a kid–friendly package and a must– have for middle–grade and teen  nonfiction collections. AUTHOR EXPERTISE: Taylor has  cataloged nearly 9,000 Green Book  listings, scouted more than 3,200  Green Book sites, and has  photographed more than 150  Green Book properties. For  national media, she has become  the go–to person on the subject. UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE: This is  the first and only middle–grade  nonfiction about the Green Book.

Overground Railroad chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the  “Black travel guide to America.” For years, it was dangerous for African Americans to travel in the United States. Because  of segregation, Black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or even get gas at most white–owned businesses.    The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, department stores, gas stations, recreational destinations, and other  businesses that were safe for Black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took  courage to be listed in the Green Book, and the stories from those who took a stand against racial segregation are  recorded and celebrated.    This young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor’s critically acclaimed adult book Overground Railroad include her own  photographs of Green Book sites, as well as archival photographs and interviews with people who owned and used these  facilities. The book also includes an author's note, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, and index. Candacy Taylor is an award–winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian. Her work has  been featured in more than 50 media outlets, including The New Yorker and the Atlantic. She is the  recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including The Hutchins Center for African & African  American Research at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in  New York. 

COMPANION EXHIBITION: Taylor  is curator of the Smithsonian  traveling exhibition based on the  book. Her research was also  featured in an installation at the  National Museum of African  American History and Culture. CURRENT TOPIC: This book  highlights both the historical and  current role of race in America.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color and archival photos

* 272 pages

* WIDTH: 7" - 178mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB  MONTH: JANUARY

AGES 12 and up AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, SOCIAL CHANGE, JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-4197-4949-0 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 UK £16.99

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Close-Up on War

THE STORY OF PIONEERING PHOTOJOURNALIST CATHERINE LEROY IN VIETNAM BY MARY CRONK FARRELL

The incredible story of Catherine Leroy, one of the few woman photographers during the Vietnam War, told by an award–winning journalist and children’s author

SELLING POINTS ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Farrell has carved out a space in nonfiction with engaging looks at little–known aspects of women’s history. WOMEN’S HISTORY: This book highlights an incredible, empowering figure whose legacy deserves widespread recognition. Leroy was the only woman photojournalist in Vietnam during her years there. JOURNALISM ANGLE: A reminder of the power and importance of journalism. PHOTOS THROUGHOUT: Profusely illustrated with some of Leroy’s most powerful photos. WELL–RESEARCHED: Farrell interviewed military personal and journalists who covered the Vietnam War. POWERFUL FOREWORD: Written by Peter Arnot, who won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his work in Vietnam.

SPECIFICATIONS * 50 black-and-white and color photographs

* 320 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm Close–Up on War tells the story of French–born Catherine Leroy, one of the Vietnam War’s few woman photographers, who documented some of the fiercest fighting in the 20–year conflict. Despite being told that women didn't belong in a “man’s world,” she was cool under fire, gravitated toward the thickest battles, went along on the soldiers’ slogs through the heat and mud of the jungle, crawled through rice paddies, and became the only official photojournalist to parachute into combat with American soldiers. Later, Leroy was gravely wounded from shrapnel, but that didn’t keep her down more than a month. When captured by the North Vietnamese in 1968, she talked herself free after photographing her captors, scoring a cover story in Life magazine. A recipient of the George Polk Award, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism, Leroy was one of the most well– known photographers in the world during her time. In addition to texts by Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalists Peter Arnot and Nick Ut, the book includes a preface, author’s note, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, and index. Mary Cronk Farrell is an award–winning journalist and children's book writer. Her books have won a SPUR Award for Best Juvenile Fiction about the American West and been honored on lists such as the Notable Social Studies Books for Young People, Bank Street College's List of Best Children’s Books, and the New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens. Her journalistic work has also received numerous awards for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists and two Emmy nominations. Farrell frequently speaks at schools, libraries, conferences, and women’s and family workshops. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

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From Fox & Rabbit Make Believe (Fox & Rabbit Book #2) • By Beth Ferry, illustrated by Gergely Dudás


RIGHTS: World English

FOX & RABBIT

Fox & Rabbit Make Believe (Fox & Rabbit Book #2) BY BETH FERRY; ILLUSTRATED BY GERGELY DUDÁS

Book #2 in the graphic novel series from New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry celebrates the magic of making believe and making new friends— now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD: This exciting format has vibrant, full– color art throughout and easy–to– read panels, perfect for emerging readers. HIGH–LOW READ: The humor and animal characters give this a wide appeal, but the simple text, told in five short stories, keeps the book accessible. BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Beth Ferry’s picture book Stick and Stone was a New York Times bestseller, and her picture book The Scarecrow, with the Fan Brothers, was a JLG Selection. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: This second book in the series explores imagination–driven outdoor play and models the process of welcoming new friends into the fold.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 112 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 6 to 9 Fox and Rabbit are very best buddies. They do everything together. Good things like getting ice cream and not–so–good things like getting bad haircuts. But when they meet a new friend, Owl, Fox isn’t so sure if there’s enough friendship to go around. Soon enough, Fox learns that it’s easy to be friends with Rabbit and Owl. They have lots of fun exploring the depths of Owl's BIG imagination. Together, Fox and Rabbit and Owl sail the high seas, get swallowed by a whale, defeat evil woodchucks, and more—all from the comfort of the playground. Featuring the same funny text and fresh art as Book 1, the second book in the Fox & Rabbit series will delight old fans and seamlessly welcome new ones! Beth Ferry is the author of many books for young readers, including Caveboy Crush, The Scarecrow, and the New York Times bestselling Stick and Stone. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Gergely Dudás is a self–taught illustrator best known for his seek and find–style web comics. He is the author–illustrator of the Bear’s Book of Hidden Things series. You can find his work on Instagram at @thedudolf. He lives in Budapest.

GRAPHIC NOVELS, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-4197-4972-8 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99

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BIG FOOT AND LITTLE FOOT

The Gremlin's Shoes (Big Foot and Little Foot #5) BY ELLEN POTTER; ILLUSTRATED BY FELICITA SALA

Book 5 in the charming chapter book series about the adventures of a human boy and a young Sasquatch—now in paperback!

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS SERIES SUCCESS: The series has collected glowing reviews, including Junior Library Guild Selections and a starred review from Booklist, who called it "warmhearted . . . particularly suited for reluctant readers." We've sold nearly 100,000 copies across all formats. This paperback will complete fans' paperback collection. SEASONED AUTHOR: Potter is a veteran author of many books for children, including two popular chapter book series: Piper Green and Olivia Kidney. Her voice is spot–on for the chapter book reader. TIMELY THEME: The series gently explores the themes of "otherness" and "acceptance" in this story about a human and a Sasquatch discovering each other's worlds. CHARMING ILLUSTRATIONS: Sala's drawings on each spread make for a whimsical, inviting package. Sala's star is on the rise: Her work was on the New York Times Best Illustrated list, and her profile has really grown since the series started.

SPECIFICATIONS Hugo and Boone were having a bad case of Nothing–to–do–itis: They have free time but can't think of a single thing to do! Finally, they decide to head to Uncle Figgy's Toy Store, where they discover the legendary Mad Marvin presenting his new invention: the Marvelous Monster Magnet! The only problem is the toy costs twenty–five nubbins––a huge sum! Hugo and Boone set off on an adventure to earn the money, a journey that leads them to a treasure hunt through the woods. As always, the friends will find much more than they expected! Ellen Potter is the award–winning author of many books for children, including the Olivia Kidney series, Slob, The Kneebone Boy, and most recently, the Piper Green series. She lives in upstate New York. Felicita Sala is an award–winning illustrator of the Big Foot and Little Foot series, The Hideout, Be a Tree, and more. She has worked on several animation projects, but her passion is making picture books. She lives in Rome with her family.

* Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/4" - 133mm * HEIGHT: 7 5/8" - 194mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 6 to 9 CHILDREN'S, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4325-2 US $6.99 CAN $8.99 UK £4.99

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FRIGHT WATCH

The Stitchers (Fright Watch #1) BY LORIEN LAWRENCE

The spine–chilling middle–grade horror that Stephen King called "the perfect book for kids to cool off with on a hot summer day, because the chills come guaranteed"—now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS SERIES EXCITEMENT: The Stitchers had some great early buzz. It was a JLG selection, and Stephen King blurbed the book and said "the chills come guaranteed." COMMERCIAL CONCEPT: From Stranger Things to the new Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movies, horror is doing well in kid's media, especially more classic horror. This story strikes the perfect balance of having a unique premise and pairing it with more classic and nostalgic horror elements. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish along the second book in the series, The Collectors, and include a sneak peak.

SPECIFICATIONS * 288 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 10 to 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5606-1 Thirteen–year–old Quinn Parker knows there’s something off about Goodie Lane. More specifically, about the neighbors. She calls them “the Oldies” because they’ve lived there as long as anyone can remember, yet they never seem to age. When her dad was alive, they’d come up with all sorts of theories: Vampires? Aliens? Experimental surgeries? After his passing, Quinn becomes determined to keep the investigation going. Armed only with her questions and her instinct, she recruits Mike—her neighbor and maybe crush—to help get to the bottom of the mystery. Together they follow a series of clues which lead them to an eerie pond at the end of the street, a pond with its own sinister secrets. But the closer Quinn and Mike get to uncovering the truth, the more they start to realize how horrifying the truth is. Lorien Lawrence is a writer and middle school English teacher from Connecticut. When she’s not buried reading or writing, she can be found hunting ghosts with her family.

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DERBY DAREDEVILS

Shelly Struggles to Shine (The Derby Daredevils Book #2) BY KIT ROSEWATER; ILLUSTRATED BY SOPHIE ESCABASSE

Perfect for fans of Roller Girl, Book #2 in Kit Rosewater’s series about roller derby explores what is means to be a team player—now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS SPORTS HOOK: There aren’t many middle–grade series that star girls’ sports teams, and Derby Daredevils helps fill that gap in the marketplace. PERENNIAL THEMES: Where Book #1 explored first crushes, Book #2 follows Shelly as she tries to figure out what makes her unique. This theme of individuality is evergreen in the middle–grade space. RING OF AUTHENTICITY: In addition to being an own–voices queer author, Rosewater has trained as a roller derby referee. Her roller derby scenes are sure to satisfy both newcomers and avid fans of the sport.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 192 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4975-9 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

Now part of the official junior roller derby league, the Derby Daredevils are ready to compete in their first tournament. Kenzie writes new game plays. Bree works on her speed. Tomoko sharpens her blocking skills. And Jules fearlessly hip checks everyone in sight. But Shelly isn’t sure what she’s best at. In hopes of taking home the tournament’s Star Skater award, Shelly designs extra–special gear for the Daredevils. But not everything works as well as Shelly imagined, and she can’t get the team on board. Without the gear, how will Shelly shine on the track? With high–energy illustrations from Sophie Escabasse and lots of roller derby action, Book #2 in the series explores individuality while hitting home what it really means to be part of a team. Kit Rosewater has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Hollins University. The Derby Daredevils series is her debut. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find her online at kitrosewater.com or @kitrosewater. Sophie Escabasse is the author–illustrator of the celebrated graphic novel The Witches of Brooklyn. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Find her online at esofii.com or @esofiii.

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RONAN BOYLE

Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death (Ronan Boyle #2) WRITTEN BY THOMAS LENNON; ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN HENDRIX

The hilarious sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, set in the world of law–breaking leprechauns, from actor and writer Thomas Lennon— now in paperback Praise for the Ronan Boyle series “The next Harry Potter.” —New York Post “Extremely funny.” —Wall Street Journal “The Ronan Boyle books are ridiculously funny.” —Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series “Perhaps the finest children’s novel of all time (in the ever–burgeoning leprechaun crime–drama sub– genre). Equal parts JK Rowling and Douglas Adams, which, y’know . . . ain’t a bad thing.” —“Weird Al” Yankovic “A touching, funny read for smart kids young and old. Flat–out laughed out loud!” —Patton Oswalt “As flavorful as the strongest Irish stout.” —Kirkus Reviews “Delightfully absurd.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “A hilarious, otherworldly book." —Booklist

SELLING POINTS CELEBRITY AUTHOR: Lennon is well–known both as an actor and screenwriter. He’s been on every major talk show and has almost 350,000 Twitter followers. THE LUCK OF THE IRISH: Lennon draws from Irish myths and has created a world as magical as those of Artemis Fowl or The Land of Stories. BUILDING BUZZ: The first book got great buzz from booksellers, librarians, and fans. It had a B&N special edition, and recently, Lennon sold the movie rights to a major movie studio. CROSS PROMOTION: The paperback will publish ahead of the hardcover of book 3 and will include a teaser chapter of the new book.

SPECIFICATIONS * 10 black-and-white illustrations

* 352 pages

* WIDTH: 5 5/16" - 135mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 KIDS FANTASY, KIDS FICTION, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-4701-4 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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CARTON QTY: 40 ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-817-6 Ronan Boyle may be the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, but he’s determined to save his captain from the harpy that dragged her into Tir Na Nog at the end of book 1. He may not be the strongest, or the smartest, or the best looking, or the most dexterous . . . so why was he picked for this mission? He’s not entirely sure. But he may be the captain’s only hope—if he can outrun Santa’s cannibalistic elves, escape a job in a unicorn’s lounge act, and find the captain before she’s sacrificed to a spooky cult trying to resurrect its leader. Eventually Ronan must battle the scariest monster of all: impostor syndrome. Fast–paced, action–packed, and utterly hilarious, the second book in the New York Times bestselling series delivers laughs and much, much more. Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian, and actor who has worked on a number of things you probably love, including Reno 911! and Night at the Museum. Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver. John Hendrix is the illustrator of Nurse, Soldier, Spy and author– illustrator of Shooting at the Stars and The Faithful Spy, which won the 2018 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and received four starred reviews. He lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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RIGHTS: World English

The Last Human BY LEE BACON

Now in paperback, in a world ruled by robots where humans have gone extinct, what will one curious robot do when he finds a human child trying to find her way home?

SELLING POINTS AUTHOR TRACK RECORD: The hardcover of The Last Human has already sold more than 14,000 copies. The book received a lot of great attention before publication— including a movie deal that’s set to be directed by Lord & Miller (the Academy Award–winning directors of Spider–Man: Into the Spider– Verse) and written by Henry Gayden (the writer behind Shazama!). ROBOT REVOLUTION: From The Wild Robot to Wall–E to the advances with today’s technology, kids love robots and are sure to fall in love with XR’s heartwarming narrative. INNOVATIVE FORM: The Last Human uses a unique first person —or first robot—voice and pulls reader into a world truly unlike anything else, where a young robot is learning what it is to hug, why humans paint their nails, and how to communicate with another robot who only speaks in emojis. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Bacon's new book, Imaginary, and include a teaser chapter in the back.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

Humans went extinct thirty years ago. Now the world is ruled by machines. And twelve–year–old robot XR_935 is just fine with that. Without humans around, there is no war, no pollution, no crime. Every member of society has a purpose. Everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Until the day XR discovers something impossible: a human girl named Emma. Now, Emma, XR, and two other robots must embark on a dangerous voyage in search of a mysterious point on a map. But how will they survive in a place where rules are never broken and humans aren’t even supposed to exist? And what will they find at the end of their journey? Narrated in the first person (first robot?) by XR, The Last Human blends humor and action with moments of poignancy to tell a story about friendship, technology, and challenging the status quo no matter the consequences. It’s not just about what it means to be a robot. It’s about what it means to be a human. Lee Bacon is the author of several books for young people, including the Joshua Dread and Legendtopia series, as well as the original audio story The Mystery of Alice. His books have been translated into 23 languages. Bacon grew up in Texas and now lives in New Jersey.

* 304 pages

* WIDTH: 5 5/16" - 135mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION, KIDS SCIENCE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4697-0 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK £6.99

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THE MAGICAL LAND OF BIRTHDAYS

The Mystery of the Birthday Basher (The Magical Land of Birthdays #2) BY AMIRAH KASSEM

In this thrilling sequel to The Magical Land of Birthdays, Amirah and her B–Buds journey back to the Magical Land of Birthdays to save it from impending destruction—now in paperback!

RIGHTS: World English SELLING POINTS CELEBRITY AUTHOR: As Flour Shop founder and Flour–ist, Kassem is one of the hottest celebrity bakers in the business. Amirah and Flour Shop combined have nearly 285,000 followers on Instagram! COMBO OF KIDS' FAVORITE THINGS: Kids love their birthdays, and they love sweets! The Magical Land of Birthdays combines baking, birthdays, and fantasy—the perfect ingredients for a delicious new series! COMMON BONDS OF DIVERSE CHARACTERS: This sequel adds new faces to the multicultural cast of characters, who will show how birthdays are celebrated in their home countries. This series is the perfect way to introduce readers to unique and diverse birthday traditions around the world, while also highlighting the customs— and cakes—we have in common.

SPECIFICATIONS * 176 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY It's been almost six months since Amirah visited the Magical Land of Birthdays, which means it's almost time for her half–birthday! As that special day approaches, Amirah realizes something is not right in the birthday universe. Party invitations are going missing, people don't feel like celebrating, and stores are sold out of birthday cake ingredients. When Amirah notices that the pages of The Power of Sprinkle are fading away before her eyes, she knows something is terribly wrong. That’s when she and her B–Buds, new and old, travel back to the Magical Land of Birthdays, where they discover that someone is determined to rid the world of birthday magic—by destroying the Magical Land of Birthdays! Can Amirah and her B–Buds restore the magic before it’s too late? Flour Shop founder and Flour–ist Amirah Kassem is an artist at heart, and cake is her medium. She is the bestselling author of The Power of Sprinkles. Kassem grew up baking and sculpting with her mother in Mexico, where she discovered an appreciation for fine ingredients–and mastered the art of multisensory experiences. She lives in Los Angeles.

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THE FLASH: CROSSOVER CRISIS

The Flash: Supergirl's Sacrifice (Crossover Crisis #2) BY BARRY LYGA

The can’t–miss crossover adventure continues as Supergirl and the Flash team up to save the multiverse—now in paperback!

RIGHTS: US and Canada SELLING POINTS EXPLOSIVE CROSSOVER: A must–read for fans of The Flash and Supergirl, with a multiverse– wide threat that will take all the heroes from Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow to stop. EXCITING SERIES: The second installment in the trilogy by bestselling author Barry Lyga. HOTTER THAN EVER: The CW's The Flash is entering its seventh season, with a new series, Superman & Lois, expanding the "Arrowverse."

SPECIFICATIONS * 272 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 8 to 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5207-0 US $8.99 CAN $11.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-572-4 While the Flash and Team Arrow closed the dimensional rift looming over Central City, they still have plenty of chaos to deal with: Cisco and Curtis are lost in time, thousands of speedster refugees are now stuck on their earth, and a mad bomber is at large. But when Anti–Matter Man arrives on Supergirl’s doorstep on her home of Earth–38, it’ll be all hands on deck for a team–up of epic proportions to stop him. Picking right up from Green Arrow’s Perfect Shot, this action–packed follow–up promises to be one of the most exciting reads of the season as Supergirl and Superman join in on the crossover fun. The heroes from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will feature in the forthcoming third book of this can’t–miss trilogy. Barry Lyga is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers series and many other middle– grade and young adult titles. A self–proclaimed Flash fanatic, Barry lives and podcasts near New York City with his family. Follow him online at barrylyga.com.

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DYNASTY

Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty) BY DIANA MA

The epic first novel in a sweeping series following the romantic lives and intrigues of the fictionalized descendants of a Chinese empress—now in paperback!

RIGHTS: World/All SELLING POINTS COMPELLING PREMISE: Crazy Rich Asians meets Dynasty in this sweeping series with historical elements. STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS: Daughters of the Dynasty follows a family of strong, complex women—all descended from a powerful Chinese empress—throughout different moments in history. AMAZING REVIEWS: School Library Journal called it "reminiscent of Jenny Han's To All The Boys I've Loved Before," and Booklist said "this is a fun start to a promising series." SNEAK PEEK: Includes a bonus chapter of book two in the Daughters of the Dynasty series.

SPECIFICATIONS * 320 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 13 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION, YOUNG ADULT NOVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-4997-1 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

Behind every great family lies a great secret. There’s one rule in Gemma Huang’s family: Never, under any circumstances, set foot in Beijing. But when Gemma, an aspiring actress, lands her first break—a lead role in an update of M. Butterfly, which just so happens to be filming in the Chinese capital—Gemma heads to LAX without looking back. It’s an amazing opportunity for her burgeoning career, and she’ll get to work with her idol. Of course, there’s also the chance of discovering just exactly why she’s been forbidden from entering the city in the first place. When Gemma arrives in Beijing, she’s instantly mobbed by paparazzi at the airport. She quickly realizes she may as well be the twin of Alyssa Chua, one of the most notorious young socialites in Beijing. Thus kicks off a season of revelations and romance in which Gemma uncovers a legacy her parents have spent their lives protecting her from—one her mother would conceal at any cost. Diana Ma is a debut Chinese–American author who holds a BA in creative writing from the University of Washington and an MA in English with a creative writing focus from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She lives in a suburb of Seattle.

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RIGHTS: World English exc United Kingdom

RAYBEARER

Raybearer

SELLING POINTS

BY JORDAN IFUEKO

This instant New York Times bestselling fantasy based on West African mythology follows a girl who is loyal to her prince, but was born to destroy him— now in paperback Praise for Raybearer Indie Next Pick Apple Best of the Month Amazon Best of the Year Indie’s Introduce List NPR’s Book Concierge * “Illustrates the need for social change and inspires the reader to fight for it.” —Publishers Weekly * “A fresh, phenominal fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews * “[A] mesmerizing debut.” —Booklist * “Bound to stick with readers long after they finish it.” —BCCB

EXCITING LAUNCH:Raybearer was an instant New York Times and Indie bestseller, and Ifueko did virtual tours with Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Dhonielle Clayton, Mark Oshiro, and Patrice Caldwell. Ifueko also kicked off an Instagram read– along, and there was a lot of media buzz and social media attention from some great authors, including Nicola Yoon, Victoria Aveyard, Ally Condie, and Adam Silvera. UNIQUE WORLD: Ifueko has based this world on West African traditions and mythology, and the result is a lush, diverse world unlike any other. CROSS PROMOTION: The paperback will come out before the sequel, Redemptor, and will include a sample chapter of the new book.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white map in the front

* 400 pages

* WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 12 and up Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world–building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we’re willing to go for the ones we love. Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains while reading comic books under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops. Raybearer is her debut novel.

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RIGHTS: World English

Cold Day in the Sun BY SARA BIREN

A YA romance about a teen girl on an all–boys hockey team from the author of The Last Thing You Said—now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS STEAMY ROMANCE: Fans of this popular category will delight in the tension between the strong female lead and her team captain. GIRL IN A BOYS' WORLD: Holland's rocky navigation of life on an all–boys hockey team provides an exploration of feminism and gender roles. SPORTS HOOK: The hockey plot adds a distinct twist on traditional teen YA romance. REGIONAL FLAVOR: The Minnesota setting is a fresh region to explore in YA, and the small lake town feels like a character unto itself. CROSS PROMOTION: Will publish alongside Biren's new book, Bend in the Road, and include a sneak peak.

SPECIFICATIONS * 336 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 14 and up YOUNG ADULT NOVEL From the author of The Last Thing You Said, a YA romance about a girl on a boys hockey team, who happens to fall for the team captain. Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be one of the schools featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys' team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with Holland's new fame, but there's one person who fiercely supports her, and it's the last person she expects: her bossy (and very cute) team captain, Wes. Sara Biren is the author of The Last Thing You Said. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and has had several short stories published in literary journals. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. Visit her at sarabiren.com.

ISBN 978-1-4197-5506-4 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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RIGHTS: US & Canada Eng

A CLUE MYSTERY

In the Study with the Wrench A CLUE MYSTERY, BOOK TWO BY DIANA PETERFREUND

The thrilling sequel to the book that Kirkus Reviews called “ingeniously plotted and vastly entertaining,” inspired by the classic board game CLUE— now in paperback!

SELLING POINTS PERFECT FOR FANS OF RIVERDALE: The classic CLUE characters have been vividly reimagined as edgy teens with plenty of secrets, and this trilogy’s twists and turns unravel their sordid stories at an elite boarding school. CLASSIC, HIT BRAND: CLUE has been synonymous with murder mystery since 1949; the brand boasts more than 90 percent awareness in key markets. TOP GENRE: Mysteries continue to top bestseller lists in YA fiction.

SPECIFICATIONS * 352 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 12 and up YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3977-4 US $9.99 CAN $12.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-68335-717-9 In the aftermath of Headmaster Boddy’s murder, Blackbrook Academy has been thrown into complete disarray. Half the student body hasn’t bothered to return to campus—but those who have include Orchid, Vaughn, Scarlett, Peacock, Plum, and Mustard, now warily referred to by the other students as the Murder Crew. When another staff member is found dead and an anonymous threat begins to target the group, each of the teens' opportunistic reasons for sticking around come to light. Orchid’s identity comes under question while Vaughn’s family life takes a turn; Finn and Mustard grow closer; and Scarlett and Beth struggle to turn over new leaves. All of this comes to a dramatic head at Tudor House, with a cliff–hanger that will leave readers eager for the final installment in the series.

Diana Peterfreund is the author of 13 books for adults, teens, and children, including the Secret Society Girl series, the Killer Unicorn series, For Darkness Shows the Stars, and Omega City. Her books have received starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and VOYA, and her books have been named in Amazon’s Best Books of the Year. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her family.

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From Goodnight, Little Penguin • By Amanda Wood, illustrated by Vikki Chu, photographs by Bec Winnel


STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BOX

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Stories from the Music Box) BY CLEMENT C. MOORE; ILLUSTRATED BY RAQUEL MARTIN

A beautifully illustrated, unique gift edition of the beloved Christmas classic— wind up an actual music box embedded in the book and play “Deck the Halls” as you celebrate the season

RIGHTS: North America SELLING POINTS MUSIC BOX MAGIC: This totally unique sound book format features a windup mechanism that produces a sound just like a child’s musical jewelry box—no batteries required. BELOVED TALE: Read Clement C. Moore’s beloved Christmas story accompanied by the classic carol “Deck the Halls.” GIFT POTENTIAL: The gorgeous box package and beautiful illustrations make this the perfect Christmas gift with nostalgic value.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 240mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 280mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER PICTURE BOOK, KIDS GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-5490-6 US $29.99 CAN $37.99

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CARTON QTY: 10 Bring the spirit of Christmas into your home with this unique sound book, which incorporates a windup music mechanism that sounds just like a musical jewelry box. Simply turn the crank and let the nostalgic carol “Deck the Halls” set the scene as you settle down to share Clement C. Moore’s classic story ’Twas Night Before Christmas. The holidays never sounded so magical. Clement C. Moore was a scholar and author living in New York in the late 18th and 19th centuries. His poem A Visit from St. Nicholas (also known as  ’Twas the Night Before Christmas), which he wrote for his own children, was originally published anonymously in 1823 but became an enduring part of Christmas traditions. Raquel Martin is a seasoned artist whose work has appeared in the Little People, Big Dreams series, as well as in advertising and media campaigns for jewelry and food. Originally from Barcelona, she lives on the beautiful island of Minorca with her husband and daughter.

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RIGHTS: North America

BABY ANIMAL TALES

Goodnight, Little Duckling BY AMANDA WOOD; ILLUSTRATED BY VIKKI CHU; PHOTOGRAPHS BY BEC WINNEL

A simple bedtime story about listening to mommy, sure to soothe your little one to sleep

SELLING POINTS EXCITING NEW SERIES: We launched this series in Fall 2020 with Goodnight, Little  Bunny and Goodnight, Little  Llama. It's a wonderful series of bedtime books, perfect for the youngest readers. INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS: The series has been sold in 18 languages worldwide, in both picture book and board book formats. UNIQUE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUE: The blend of photographs and illustrations shows how cute these baby animals really are. UNIVERSAL THEME: This adorable story about impatience and curiosity will resonate with the youngest children. GREAT READ–ALOUD: Short, sweet, simple text makes this the perfect bedtime story.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 190mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/5" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY

AGES 2 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, JUVENILE, KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5287-2 US $12.99 CAN $16.99

Meet Little Duckling on the day he forgets to listen to his mommy and leaves the nest in search of adventure . . . then gets lost! With the help of his friend the frog, he finds his way back to the nest, where a surprise is waiting for him—some new brothers and sisters have hatched! Featuring a unique blend of photographs and illustrations, Baby Animal Tales are perfect for bedtime or naptime and are sure to give your little one sweet dreams. Amanda Wood was the founding editor and publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Kate Greenaway Award winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey, England. Vikki Chu is a freelance illustrator and pattern designer based in New York. While Chu enjoys experimenting with new techniques and uses Photoshop for post–processing, she regards freehand drawing as the most important and enjoyable part of the illustration process. Bec Winnel is an accomplished Australian illustrator and artist. Winnel’s portraiture combines the illustrative precision of a graphic artist with the sophistication and emotiveness of a painter. The ethereal quality of her work is the result of carefully accreted layers of mixed medium including pastel, pencil, watercolor, metallic, and paper cuts.

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BABY ANIMAL TALES

Goodnight, Little Penguin BY AMANDA WOOD; ILLUSTRATED BY VIKKI CHU; PHOTOGRAPHS BY BEC WINNEL

A simple bedtime story about day care, sure to soothe your little one to sleep

SELLING POINTS EXCITING NEW SERIES: We launched this series in Fall 2020 with Goodnight, Little  Bunny and Goodnight, Little  Llama. It's a wonderful series of bedtime books, perfect for the youngest readers. INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS: The series has been sold in 18 languages worldwide, in both picture book and board book formats. UNIQUE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUE: The blend of photographs and illustrations shows how cute these baby animals really are. UNIVERSAL THEME: This adorable story about learning to adapt to a new daycare and new friends will resonate with the youngest children. GREAT READ–ALOUD: Short, sweet, simple text makes this the perfect bedtime story.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 24 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 190mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/5" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 2 to 5 PICTURE BOOK, KIDS FICTION, JUVENILE ISBN 978-1-4197-5288-9 Meet Little Penguin, who doesn't want to go to day care with the other penguin chicks. But soon he discovers that making friends can be fun! This adorable book, featuring cute photographic illustrations, is perfect for bedtime or nap time, with a simple story sure to soothe your little one to sleep and give them sweet dreams. Amanda Wood was the founding editor and publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Kate Greenaway Award winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey, England. Vikki Chu is a freelance illustrator and pattern designer based in New York. While Chu enjoys experimenting with new techniques and uses Photoshop for post–processing, she regards freehand drawing as the most important and enjoyable part of the illustration process. Bec Winnel is an accomplished Australian illustrator and artist. Winnel’s portraiture combines the illustrative precision of a graphic artist with the sophistication and emotiveness of a painter. The ethereal quality of her work is the result of carefully accreted layers of mixed medium including pastel, pencil, watercolor, metallic, and paper cuts.

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Earth's Aquarium

DISCOVER 15 REAL-LIFE WATER WORLDS BY ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN; ILLUSTRATED BY MARIANA RODRIGUES

A beautiful, oversize nonfiction book about aquatic life, filled with facts and presented in vibrant full–color illustrations

SELLING POINTS BIG BLUE SEA: Oversize format showcases the beauty of real–life watery locations with Mariana Rodrigues's spectacular illustrated scenes. ENVIRONMENTAL HOOK: Insightful texts from HuffPost author Alexander C. Kaufman highlight the fragility of these aquatic habitats. DIVERSE WILDLIFE FROM AROUND THE WORLD: From birds to bugs to the big blue whale, explore the marine life that lives above and below the waterline. Habitats include North American sites such as the Gulf of Saint Lawrence River, Channel Islands National Park, Chesapeake Bay, and the Guaymas Basin, as well as world–famous international locations such as the Great Barrier Reef and Amazon River.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 10 7/10" - 272mm * HEIGHT: 14 1/2" - 370mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER Discover the wonder of 15 real–life aquatic habitats all around the world, from mysterious deepwater vents to majestic coral reefs, teeming with life. Award–winning environmental writer Alexander C. Kaufman takes us on a tour of rainforest waterways, oyster reefs, seagrass meadows, and more, then introduces the incredible species that live there, each specially adapted to their unique ecosystems. The following habitats are featured in this book: Channel Islands National Park, United States – Kelp Forests Chesapeake Bay, United States – Oyster Reefs Gulf of Saint Lawrence River, Canada – Estuaries Amazon River, South America – Fast–moving Freshwater North Pacific Ocean – Open Water Wadden Sea, Northern Europe – Mudflats Phang Nga Bay, Thailand – Mangrove Forests Wadi el Gemal, Egypt – Seagrass Meadows Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Coral Reefs Southern Ocean – Sea Ice Drowned Land of Saeftinghe, Netherlands – Salt Marshes Lake Baikal, Russia – Slow–moving Freshwater Norfolk Broads, United Kingdom – Wetlands Galápagos Rift, Ecuador – Vents and Seeps Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy – Deepwater Alexander C. Kaufman is an award–winning senior reporter at HuffPost, where he writes about climate change, environmental policy, and politics. A Long Island native, he lives in Queens, New York, with Amanda Luz Henning Santiago and a cat named Ashitaka. Mariana Rodrigues creates rich and magical illustrations which are inspired by her love of nature and its surreal forms, real and imagined. Her clients include Bombay Sapphire, Absolut, Nespresso, and Adobe. She lives in London.

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Feast Your Eyes on Food

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MORE THAN 1,000 DELICIOUS THINGS TO EAT BY LAURA GLADWIN, ILLUSTRATED BY ZOE BARKER

Fall in love with food with this family compendium that celebrates the variety and abundance of more than 1,000 delicious things to eat from all over the world

SELLING POINTS WEALTH OF INFORMATION: Includes more than 1,000 prepared foods and raw ingredients in this art–inspired food encyclopedia, ideal for foodie families. FARM–TO–TABLE: Learn about the process of farm–to–table and delve into facts and trivia about the origins of food from more than 50 countries. COOKING COMPANION: A celebration of nature’s bounty and the craft of cooking, this gift book also includes ideas for how to use the ingredients featured inside, with hundreds of ideas for family cooking.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 96 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 12 1/5" - 310mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 8 to 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION, KIDS NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-5286-5 US $24.99 CAN $31.99

Learn how the Italians revolutionized flour and water as you pore over different pasta and noodle shapes. Discover how cheese is made, find out why onions make you cry, and marvel at nature’s ingenuity as you take a bite from 18 varieties of apples and pears. Split into digestible chapters, this visual guide explores the journey from farm–to–table, letting you taste your way around the world from the comfort of your home. Laura Gladwin trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine before working as a freelance chef. She then spent five years at one of London's biggest party design companies, where she devised spectacular cocktail lists for hundreds of events. She now works as a writer and editor specializing in food and drink, writing for The Good Food Guide and editing high–profile cookbooks for chefs including Ferran Adrià, René Redzepi, and Heston Blumenthal. She lives in London. Zoe Barker is an illustrator gifted with powers of visual trickery, using watercolor washes and intricately textured graphite to create portraits, still lifes, and character designs that convey impressive visual depth. She lives in Norwich, England, and her clients include Soho House, Ralph Lauren, and Liberty of London.

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CARTON QTY: 12 ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-487-3

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The Little Book of Joy 365 WAYS TO CELEBRATE EVERY DAY

BY JOANNE RUELOS DIAZ; ILLUSTRATED BY ANNALIESDRAWS

Discover 365 ways to share joy every day with this little book packed with fun facts, mindful activities, trivia, birthdays, and international days relating to each day of the year

SELLING POINTS PERFECT PACKAGE: A pocket– size book filled with 365 ways to share joy for the whole family, packaged in a bestselling line–a– day format. DISCOVER WAYS TO CELEBRATE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR: Fun facts, mindful activities, trivia, birthdays, and international days relating to each day of the year give the youngest readers and parents something to celebrate and be grateful for, while also learning facts about a wide range of subjects, including science and history. GIFT APPEAL: It's like a little good news bible, written by New Jersey–based editor and mindfulness writer Joanne Ruelos Diaz, and illustrated by Instagram star AnneliesDraws, who has more than 280,000 followers.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 368 pages

* WIDTH: 5 2/25" - 132mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 3 to 8 KIDS NONFICTION, KIDS GIFT ISBN 978-1-4197-5285-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

Discover a different way to find happiness every day of the year with this pocket–size book that celebrates the little things that bring great joy. Be inspired by famous people on their birthdays; learn how to spot and find flowers throughout each season; create your own gratitude jar; learn how to make pastries; make a gift for someone you love; discover the pleasure of letter writing; and find joy in a rainy day. Packed with art activities, famous birthdays, inventions, international holidays, facts, and trivia about the world around us, each page offers a mindful prompt to encourage gratitude for things we have, every day. Joanne Ruelos Diaz is a mission–driven writer and editor dedicated to nurturing a love for reading and learning. In recent years she has specialized in preschool nonfiction and mindfulness educational resources for Scholastic. She lives and writes from her home in South Orange, New Jersey. AnneliesDraws is a Korean illustrator whose charming poster–size prints have made her an Instagram star. She works with retailers such as Anthropologie and Paul Smith, and is based in the Netherlands. Follow her on Instagram at @anneliesdraws.

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From If You Are the Dreamer • By Kristen Balouch


RIGHTS: World/All

The Little Mermaid

(OR, HOW TO FIND LOVE UNDERWATER) WRITTEN BY J. M. FARKAS; ILLUSTRATED BY GINA TRIPLETT

A blackout poetry version of the classic fairy tale "The Little Mermaid," offering a new, spare, and lovely tale of empowerment, body acceptance, and knowing where you belong

SELLING POINTS MODERN APPEAL: A new and wholly original take on an old classic. UNIQUE MEDIUM: The subversive format and brevity of the found poem will appeal to readers of all ages, but particularly middle grade and YA. EYE–CATCHING DESIGN: The package features an arlin (faux cloth) case and foil stamping, making this book a beautiful, portable object. TWO–IN–ONE: The book includes the full original text of "The Little Mermaid," making it a two–books–in–one format. PUBLISHED POET: Farkas is a published blackout poet. FINE ART INTRIGUE: Triplett is a fine artist who is new to picture books and brings a fresh vision to this project. BODY POSITIVE: This retelling finds our heroine choosing to love herself and her natural form, rather than altering it.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

You know the story of the Little Mermaid—the girl who traded her tail for legs, her beloved sea for sand, to land the prince. Or do you? In this refreshingly subversive blackout poetry version of the classic fairy tale, a new and empowering message emerges from the depths: our girl pines for land and that prince, but this daughter of water discovers she loves the sea and her body—mermaid tail and all—more. J. M. Farkas is a poet, erasurist, former high school English teacher, dental school dropout, freshman composition instructor, epic high–five–r, Scrabble enthusiast, never–lost– a–hula–hoop–contest–ist, and YA novelist. Her other blackout poetry books include Be Brave and How to Be a Poet. She lives in New York. Gina Triplett is a fine artist and illustrator whose work has graced everything from murals to National Book Award–winning novelists’ books, Converse sneakers, Whole Foods–brand staples, and pandemic soup cans. This is her first book for Cameron Kids. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

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* 96 pages

* WIDTH: 5" - 127mm * HEIGHT: 8" - 203mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 10 to 12 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-07-8 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Go to Bed, Ted!

EVEN A FUTURE PRESIDENT MUST SLEEP WRITTEN BY SHIRIN YIM BRIDGES; ILLUSTRATED BY LUCIANO LOZANO

Even little Theodore Roosevelt has to wash up, put his toys away, settle down, and go to bed

SELLING POINTS RELATABLE THEME: Universal kid–friendly theme of going to bed. Everyone, even a future president, has to. HISTORICAL CONTEXT: While the book is fictional, it is historical and loosely based on fact, and it includes details about Theodore Roosevelt in the back. WELL–KNOWN CREATORS: Shirin Yim Bridges is a veteran children’s book author and publisher, and Luciano Lozano is a seasoned illustrator. TIMELY RELEASE: Publication date ties to Teddy Roosevelt’s birthday (October 27, 1858).

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 to 5 KIDS FICTION, KIDS HISTORY ISBN 978-1-951836-24-5 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

Go to bed, Ted! It’s time for little Theodore Roosevelt, the future president, to take a bath, quit playing, and put away his toys. Time to stop rough–riding the bed, keep his nightclothes on, and dream big. It’s tough going to bed every night—for presidents and kids alike.

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Shirin Yim Bridges is the award–winning author of Ruby’s Wish, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, The Umbrella Queen, and Mary Wrightly, So Politely. In addition, she founded and is the former publisher of Goosebottom Books, which published The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames and The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses. Go to Bed, Ted! is the sequel to Get Up, Elizabeth!, also published by Cameron Kids. She lives in the Bay Area. Luciano Lozano was born in southern Spain and currently lives and works in Barcelona. He has illustrated several picture books both here and abroad. Go to Bed, Ted! is his first for Cameron Kids.

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Dorothy & Herbert

AN ORDINARY COUPLE AND THEIR EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF ART WRITTEN BY JACKIE AZÚA KRAMER; ILLUSTRATED BY JULIA BRECKENREID

A picture book biography about an ordinary New York City couple and their extraordinary collection of art

SELLING POINTS CELEBRATION OF MODERN ART: Features a unique insider view into the 1960s art scene, as well as a glossary of modern art terms. EYE–CATCHING DESIGN: Includes a beautiful double–page spread gatefold. SUBJECT SUPPORT: Dorothy Vogel has seen and approved the book and provided a short note. WELL DOCUMENTED: Two documentaries (Herb & Dorothy, 2008, and Herb & Dorothy 50X50, 2013, from director Megumi Sasaki) chronicle the unique couple and their collection. EDUCATIONAL BACK MATTER: Includes context and detailed information about the collection, which includes works by Chuck Close and Christo and Jeanne– Claude. WELL–KNOWN ILLUSTRATOR: Julia Breckenreid is an award– winning and much–published illustrator and fine artist.

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In the heart of Manhattan lived a librarian and a postal clerk who loved art so much that they collected it. Over the years, Dorothy and Herbert brought home hundreds of works of art—from little–known SoHo artists to luminaries such as Chuck Close and Christo and Jeanne–Claude—to their small, empty–walled apartment, much to the curiosity and delight of their eight cats and tank of fish. Their passion for art and support of artists was so impressive, Dorothy and Herbert became famous themselves. And when they gifted their extraordinary collection to the National Gallery of Art, their art became ours, inspiring new generations of artists. Children’s book author Jackie Azúa Kramer lives with her family and her collection of tiny pigs in Long Island, New York. She is also the author, with her son Jonah, of the forthcoming book Manolo and the Unicorn, to be published by Cameron Kids. Julia Breckenreid is an award–winning and widely published fine artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times and Illustoria magazine. This is her first book for Cameron Kids. She lives in Toronto.

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* Full-color illustrations throughout with 4-page gatefold

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 5 to 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION, ART ISBN 978-1-951836-21-4 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK £12.99

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Yours in Books

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WRITTEN BY JULIE FALATKO; ILLUSTRATED BY GABRIEL ALBOROZO

A (love?) story told in letters between a furry bookshop owner, an avid, if a bit cranky, feathered reader, and their forest friends

SAVE SNAIL MAIL: The charming epistolary format celebrates the written word. INDIE THEME: The story delightfully illuminates the beauty of being known by your local bookseller. ACCESSIBLE HUMOR: Humorous for readers of all ages. WELL–KNOWN AUTHOR: Falatko has several books under her belt. INTERNATIONAL ILLUSTRATOR: Alborozo is an accomplished illustrator who has published books in the United States and abroad.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 3 to 5 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-20-7 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

Owl just wants some peace and quiet to read his books—alone. But when the forest youngsters ruffle his feathers, he enlists the local bookshop owner to send him handpicked books to help cope with the chaos and the mess. It’s not long before Owl discovers Squirrel and learns that just as important as solitude are companionship and community. Told entirely in letters, this charming picture book celebrates books and bookshops, letter writing, and love.

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Julie Falatko is a children's book author. She lives with her husband and their four children and two dogs in Maine, where she maintains a Little Free Library in front of their house. This is her first book for Cameron Kids. Gabriel Alborozo is a seasoned cartoonist, animator, and archaeological and book illustrator who has been drawing since he was a teen. He lives in East Sussex, England.

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May Your Life Be Deliciosa WRITTEN BY MICHAEL GENHART; ILLUSTRATED BY LORIS LORA

A delicious and fortifying picture book inspired by the author’s family, featuring the Mexican tradition of holiday tamale–making

SELLING POINTS CHRISTMAS TRADITION: Highlights the beloved tradition of making tamales at Christmas. MEANINGFUL METAPHOR: This is a story not only about how to make a tamale, but also how to make a life. CULTURALLY CELEBRATORY: Celebrates Mexican and Mexican–American families and traditions. SPANISH LANGUAGE: The story includes Spanish words, which are not italicized or otherized in the text. WELL–KNOWN AUTHOR: Genhart has published a number of well–received books in the past five years. OWN VOICES REFLECTED: Genhart is Mexican American and Swiss, and the book is illustrated by an established Latina illustrator who is Mexican American. MULTIGENERATIONAL STORY: The story is based on the author’s mother and family, and the book includes back matter and family photographs.

SPECIFICATIONS “What is the recipe?” I ask. Abuela laughs. “It is in my heart, Rosie. I use mis ojos, my eyes, to measure. Mis manos, my hands, to feel. Mi boca, my mouth, to taste. My abuela gave it to me, and I am giving it to you.” Each year on Christmas Eve, Rosie’s abuela, mamá, tía, sister, and cousins all gather together in Abuela’s kitchen to make tamales—cleaning corn husks, chopping onions and garlic, roasting chilis, kneading cornmeal dough, seasoning the filling, and folding it all—and tell stories. Rosie learns from her abuela not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious life, one filled with love, plenty of spice, and family. Michael Genhart is an award–winning author of several children’s books and a clinical psychologist. He lives with his family in the Bay Area. This is his first book with Cameron Kids. Inspired by her Mexican upbringing, pop culture, and mid–century illustration and design, Loris Lora is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and illustrator whose work has been featured in editorial and book publishing, toy and surface design, and in galleries around the world. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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* Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 11 1/2" - 292mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 5 to 7 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-22-1 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Terrific Table Manners WRITTEN BY MICHELLE MARKEL; ILLUSTRATED BY MERRILEE LIDDIARD

A mischievous modern manners primer for kids

SELLING POINTS IRREVERENT ETIQUETTE: A fun and hilarious manners book for learning proper table etiquette. SEQUEL APPEAL: This is the sequel to Terrible Times Tables and Terrible Times Tables Workbook. CRASS AND CLEVER HUMOR: Fun, gross humor will appeal to the most reluctant reader and eater. SOCIAL SAVVY: Illustrator Merrilee Liddiard's crafty brand presence has garnered a large following on Instagram (84,900).

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 64 pages

* WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 5 to 7 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-23-8 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

Inspired by the classic Tiffany’s primer on manners for teens and featuring a familiar cast of characters, Terrific Table Manners is a modern take on table etiquette that follows the course of a proper dinner–party meal. Young readers will learn essential amenities such as sending the invite and RSVP, the use for all of those different forks, how to politely sip soup and engage in delightful (not dreadful) conversation, and writing thank–you notes. Sharing a meal has never been this exciting and funny.

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Michelle Markel is a writer, journalist, teacher, and author of several award–winning, starred–reviewed picture books. She lives in Los Angeles. Merrilee Liddiard is an author, illustrator, and blogger of kids' design, crafts, and DIY at mermagblog.com. She lives in Utah.

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If You Are the Dreamer BY KRISTEN BALOUCH

A lyrical sonnet that whimsically reminds children that no matter what or where they are, they will never be alone

SELLING POINTS NEW CLASSIC: The universal message of a parent or caregiver always being there for the child is a beloved theme. FRESH ART: The illustrations throughout the book set it apart from other books with similar messages. WELL–ESTABLISHED ARTIST: Balouch is an Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning author/illustrator of several books.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 to 5 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-27-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK £11.99

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If you are the squirrel, I am the tree. If you are the traveler, I am the sea. If you are the writer, I am the nook. If you are the reader, I am the book. In simple poetic language, an adult assures a child that they will always be deeply connected, no matter who they become and where they go. Designer, author, and illustrator Kristen Balouch has created eight books for children, including the Ezra Jack Keats Award–winner Mystery Bottle and the Golden Kite Award– winner The King and the Three Thieves. She has collaborated on projects such as exclusively designed toys and furniture for the Guggenheim Museum, fabric collections for Birch Fabrics, and fine art shows in New York City, and she has teamed with various licensing partners. She splits her time between a tiny top–floor apartment in Brooklyn and a farmhouse in the Adirondacks. She likes cooking, gardening, and wandering to scout out good food.

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RIGHTS: World English

Big Bear, Little Bear BY MARINE SCHNEIDER

A simple board book with a sweet take on contrasts, featuring a parent and child

SELLING POINTS GIFT APPEAL: Graphic, colorful art by an established European illustrator elevates this board book. UNIVERSAL THEME: There is a proven love and interest for first concept books about comparing and contrasting, using examples such as parent and child, big and little, same and different. DAD LOVE: The simple text highlights a father as the primary caregiver.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 22 pages

* WIDTH: 6" - 152mm * HEIGHT: 6" - 152mm * Board Book PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-951836-28-3 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK £6.99

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ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-512-2 Big Bear. Little Bear. Big Bear’s boots. Little Bear’s boots. Big Bear’s bed. Little Bear’s bed. This simple and sweet board book, featuring bold primary– colored art, compares Big Bear and Little Bear and the big and little everyday objects—boots, teacups, chairs, beds, and more—they each use in their lives together as parent and child. Marine Schneider is a Belgian illustrator whose books include Life and I: A Story About Death and I Am Life. She lives and works in Brussels.

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DISTRIBUTED PUBLISHERS Vendome Press V&A Publishing Lucky Spool SelfMadeHero Tate Publishing Booth-Clibborn Editions Getty Publications Milky Way WELCOME TO THE FIRST SEASON OF MILKY WAY PICTURE BOOKS, THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE IMPRINT OF AWARD-WINNING FRENCHCANADIAN PUBLISHING HOUSE, COMME DES GÉANTS, FOUNDED BY NADINE ROBERT

From Casa Cabana (Vendome) • By Martina Mondadori


RIGHTS: US and Canada

Beachside

WINDSOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN BY HADLEY KELLER; INTRODUCTION BY JAMES REGINATO; PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA KLEWICKI GLYNN

Tropical living at its most chic

SELLING POINTS A–LIST INTERIOR DESIGNERS: Features work by Alessandra Branca, Amanda Lindroth, John Stefanidis, Steven Gambrel, Thomas Hamel, Kevin Dumais, and Tom Scheerer. STUNNING BEACH COMMUNITY: Offers a wealth of ideas and solutions for modern seaside living. INTERIORS AND EXTERIORS: Showcases both beautiful rooms and stunning gardens, pools, balconies, and patios. WELL–KNOWN COMMUNITY: Windsor has more than 5,000 Instagram followers (@WindsorFlorida) and 10,000 followers on Facebook.

SPECIFICATIONS * 225 color photographs * 272 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ISBN 978-0-86565-403-7 US $65.00 CAN $85.00

The planned community of Windsor, on a barrier island in Vero Beach, Florida, offers elegant–yet–casual seaside living at its best. This sublimely landscaped village, planned by the renowned New Urbanists Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater–Zyberk, boasts houses by A–list architects and top interior designers, among them John Stefanidis, Steven Gambrel, and Alessandra Branca. The exteriors, Anglo–Caribbean in style, feature steeply pitched roofs, open eaves, cantilevered balconies, and palm–shaded courtyards and pools. The interiors, all executed with exquisite craftsmanship and appointed with fine finishes, range in style from traditional to sleekly contemporary. Beachside presents a wide array of the houses, organized by room. Filled with photographs of bougainvillea–framed entrances, airy open–plan living–dining rooms, cozy studies, and bedrooms that open onto balconies with sweeping ocean views, Beachside will inspire anyone yearning for a stylish coastal life.

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Hadley Keller is a digital director at House Beautiful. She lives in Brooklyn. James Reginato is a writer at large for Vanity Fair, a contributor to Sotheby’s Magazine, and former features director at W. He lives in New York City. Jessica Klewicki Glynn is an award–winning photographer whose work appears in House & Home, Southern Home, Coastal Living, Florida Design, and Luxe Interiors + Design. Her books include Palm Beach Chic. She lives in Palm Beach and Kilmovee, Ireland.

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Casa Cabana

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BY MARTINA MONDADORI; FOREWORD BY AERIN LAUDER

An immersive visual anthology on home decorating and entertaining from cult interiors magazine Cabana

COVETED MAGAZINE:Cabana magazine has more than 222,000 followers on Instagram, with founder Martina Mondadori reaching more than 44,000 followers. INSPIRATION FROM WELL– KNOWN DESIGNERS: Robert Kime, Nicolo Castellini Baldissera, Nathalie Farman– Farma, and Angelica Hicks, among others. RENOWNED CONTRIBUTORS: Features New York gallerists Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani, Obama White House decorator Michael Smith, and photographers Miguel Flores– Vianna, Guido Taroni, and Antonio Monfreda. RECIPES AND ENTERTAINING IDEAS: Includes recipes and entertaining suggestions from leading creative figures such as Skye McAlpine and Patrick Kinmonth. LUXURIOUS VOLUME: Like Cabana magazine, the book is a deluxe production, clothbound with a ribbon marker, with special features throughout.

SPECIFICATIONS This sumptuous volume of stunning photographs, personal essays, and Italian recipes shows readers how to achieve the look made famous in interior–design circles by the groundbreaking and effortlessly cool Cabana magazine. Casa Cabana presents the publication’s distinctive aesthetic, drawing on some of the world’s most stylish interiors as the backdrop for the Casa Cabana Accessories collections, with iconic Renzo Mongiardino fabrics featured throughout. Revel in the details and accents capable of transforming any home into a Cabana–worthy abode, including tablecloths, china, glasses, cushions, and more, as author and Cabana founder Martina Mondadori introduces us to her coterie of tastemakers who share their secrets on entertaining, lifestyle, and design. Discover Vogue polymath Patrick Kinmonth’s thoughts on country living, design gallerist Jamie Creel’s tricks for creating an unusual table setting, and acclaimed cook Skye McAlpine’s mouthwatering recipe for peach and saffron crostata, as you step behind the glossy pages and immerse yourself in Cabana’s singular joie de vivre. Martina Mondadori is the founder and editor of the cult interiors magazine Cabana and author of Vendome’s Cabana Anthology. Mondadori grew up in Milan where her father, Leonardo Mondadori, was chairman of one of Italy’s biggest publishing companies. After an early career in publishing and luxury branding, she launched the limited–edition design magazine Cabana in 2014 to great acclaim. She lives in Milan. Aerin Lauder is the style and image director for Estee Lauder Companies and founder of the global luxury lifestyle brand Aerin, which develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion accessories, and home decor.

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* 280 color illustrations * 320 pages * WIDTH: 9" - 229mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-0-86565-391-7 US $85.00 CAN $105.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Cabana Anthology ISBN 978-0-86565-358-0 US $95.00 CAN $119.00

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New York Interiors BY SIMON UPTON; FOREWORD BY RUPERT THOMAS; EDITED BY KAREN HOWES

A striking visual homage to New York by leading interiors photographer Simon Upton

SELLING POINTS DEBUT BOOK: First book by the world–renowned photographer. NEW YORK CITY BOOKS SELL: Stunning photographic portrait of the interior design and architecture of one of the world’s most exciting cities. REMARKABLE HOMES: Features some of the most outstanding homes in New York City, along with weekend getaway houses in the Hamptons and beyond. LARGE FOLLOWING: Upton has more than 43,000 Instagram followers. DELUXE VOLUME: The book is bound in real cloth, making for a luxurious edition.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color photographs * 360 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-0-86565-388-7 US $75.00 CAN $95.00

In his first book, renowned interiors photographer Simon Upton turns his camera on one of his most–loved destinations in this personal exploration of fashionable homes in New York City. Urbane and characterful, New York Interiors unveils the photographer’s favorite interior projects from the city, among them the homes of Aerin Lauder, Hamish Bowles, Stephen Sills, Michael S. Smith, Steven Gambrel, and Cynthia Frank, intertwined with atmospheric images of the metropolis and its most stylish residents. Presented in two halves—City and Getaway—the book showcases city living from uptown to downtown, as well as the chic retreats of the Hamptons and other exclusive weekend destinations where New Yorkers head to relax.

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Simon Upton is one of the foremost names in interiors photography, with more than 25 years of published work to his credit. Sought after by the major design organizations, he travels the world photographing people and their homes. His work appears regularly in The World of Interiors, Elle Decor, Vogue, AD, and House & Garden. Rupert Thomas is editor in chief of World of Interiors. Karen Howes is an interior design writer whose books include Private Ireland and Vacation Homes and Perfect Weekend Hideaways. She runs the Interior Archive, a London–based picture library and photographic agency.

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Living Well by Design MELISSA PENFOLD

BY MELISSA PENFOLD

From an international authority on design, how to create a home that engages your senses and reflects your personality

SELLING POINTS GLOBAL DESIGN INFLUENCER: Penfold has more than 215,000 followers on Instagram, and her posts reach 600,000 a week. PRACTICAL ADVICE: The book is brimming with decorating tips on every page. INSPIRATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL IMAGES: Combines photographs of Penfold’s own house with images of some of her favorite homes around the world.

SPECIFICATIONS * 225 color illustrations * 208 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: OCTOBER INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-0-86565-395-5 US $40.00 CAN $50.00

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Melissa Penfold, Australia’s foremost authority on style and design, regularly attracts a worldwide audience of more than 1.8 million to her website, newsletter, and Instagram account. Now she has distilled her three decades of expertise into a single volume, identifying the basic decorating principles—including light and space, composition and balance, and pattern and texture—and offering hundreds of invaluable tips on how to apply them to turn your house into a home that is comfortable, intimate, beautiful, and the most authentic expression of your personal aesthetic. Illustrated with images of her own home and inspirational homes around the world, Living Well by Design is an indispensable resource for everyone eager to create interiors in which decorating fundamentals are integrally interwoven with individual style. A longtime design columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and contributor to all of Australia’s major publications, including Vogue Living, Belle, House & Garden, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar, Melissa Penfold has been crowned “Queen of Style” by the country’s media. Her main focus now is her digital platform: her website and blog (melissapenfold.com), newsletter, and Instagram. She lives in Australia.

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Modern English

TODHUNTER EARLE INTERIORS TEXT BY HELEN CHISLETT; ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARIANNE TOPHAM

Showcasing 18 landmark projects that celebrate the critically acclaimed interiors of leading English design studio Todhunter Earle

SELLING POINTS AWARD–WINNING STUDIO: Todhunter Earle is one of the few design studios to appear continuously in the elite House & Garden Top 100 Interior Designers list, as well as those compiled by Homes & Gardens, Elle Décor, and Country Life. ESTEEMED, ESTABLISHED FIRM: Celebrated English design team with more than 20 years of experience. DIVERSE INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS: The work featured ranges from country houses to yachts, beach houses, and ski chalets. INTERIOR DÉCOR LINE: The studio’s Emily Todhunter Collection produces admired collections of wallpaper, lighting, and furniture. PROVEN AUDIENCE: Todhunter Earle has more than 18,000 followers on Instagram.

SPECIFICATIONS * More than 250 color illustrations

* 272 pages

* WIDTH: 10 1/4" - 260mm * HEIGHT: 11 3/4" - 298mm * Hardcover with jacket Founded by Emily Todhunter and Kate Earle in 1998 and based in Chelsea, London, the design studio Todhunter Earle is renowned for creating beautiful, sensitively considered interiors around the world. With a hugely diverse mix of projects, ranging from traditional country estates and uber– contemporary town houses to ski chalets and fashionable restaurants, one key element remains constant: their commitment to imbuing interiors with passion, dedication, and sensibility to place. Here, 18 projects showcase their extraordinarily varied catalogue of work, revealing the pivotal factors and challenges encountered on each design journey. This sumptuous book encapsulates Todhunter Earle's instinctive approach: relaxed, unpretentious, and discreet interiors that whisper rather than shout, each one embodying the right feel for the client. Including original photography plus specially commissioned concept illustrations by renowned watercolorist Marianne Topham, Modern English will inspire design enthusiasts and fellow professionals alike.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-0-86565-393-1 US $60.00 CAN $88.00

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Helen Chislett is a widely published English journalist and author who specializes in design and decoration at a luxury level, encompassing everything from interiors, art, antiques, and architecture to craft, gardens, and decoration. She is the author of 20 books and also runs her own consultancy, London Connoisseur, devoted to championing artisanship in design. Marianne Topham is a well–known visual artist whose artistic heritage runs deep, directly descended from both Francis William Topham, a close friend of Charles Dickens and an illustrator of his work, and Richard Topham, the distinguished 17th–century art collector and connoisseur. Marianne Topham’s work has influenced leading modern interior designers and architects, and she has worked closely with Todhunter Earle for more than 20 years. She lives in England.

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Dragons & Pagodas A CELEBRATION OF CHINOISERIE

TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALDOUS BERTRAM

A gorgeously illustrated survey of chinoiserie from the 18th century to today

SELLING POINTS WIDE VARIETY OF ILLUSTRATIONS: Illustrated with vintage and new photography, as well as with Aldous Bertram’s own exuberant watercolors and collages. FEATURES MODERN INTERPRETATIONS OF CHINOISERIE: Features work by some of the world’s leading interior, fashion, and jewelry designers. DEVOTED FOLLOWING: Bertram has more than 18,000 Instagram followers. LUXURIOUS PRODUCTION: Cloth binding with red edgestain.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 256 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN, DECORATIVE ARTS, ANTIQUES ISBN 978-0-86565-384-9 US $60.00 CAN $75.00

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Chinoiserie is a term for Western art and design inspired by a largely invented vision of China. Marco Polo’s sensational account of his visit to the exotic East in the 13th century sparked a fascination with China that reached a fever pitch in the 18th century and continues to this day. Art historian and artist Aldous Bertram has long been captivated by chinoiserie. Dragons & Pagodas is organized by theme, including porcelain, color and pattern, flora, fauna, and architecture. Each chapter is bursting with images ranging from grand European summer palaces and whimsical pagoda follies to charming details of screens, porcelain figurines, and ornate plasterwork. Complete with Bertram’s own chinoiserie–inspired watercolors and collages, Dragons & Pagodas is an irresistible confection and an example of chinoiserie in its own right.

ALSO AVAILABLE Island Hopping ISBN 978-0-86565-352-8 US $70.00 CAN $85.00

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Aldous Bertram is an artist, illustrator, muralist, and interior designer who works for Lindroth Design. His interiors have been featured in House Beautiful and other design publications. He received his PhD from Cambridge University, specializing in the historical influence of China on English garden design and architecture. He created the effervescent watercolors for Amanda Lindroth’s recent Island Hopping (Vendome). He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Rose Tarlow

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THREE HOUSES

TEXT BY ROSE TARLOW; PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA, FRANÇOIS HALARD, AND FERNANDO MONTIEL KLINT

An intimate visual archive of design inspiration and family memories from celebrated interior designer Rose Tarlow

ACCLAIMED DESIGNER: Tarlow is an AD100 Hall of Fame charter member, and was named to Elle Décor’s A–List as a Grand Master of Design. FAMOUS CLIENTELE: Tarlow is a sought–after designer to the stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, David Geffen, Eli and Edythe Broad, and Bruce and Patti Springsteen. WELL–ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FIRM: Founded more than 30 years ago, Tarlow’s hugely successful design company— Rose Tarlow Melrose House— now has 16 showrooms worldwide. AVID FOLLOWING: Her Instagram account (@RoseTarlowMelroseHouse) has more than 20,000 followers. SUPERB PHOTOGRAPHY: The book’s stunning photographs were taken by leading interiors photographers Miguel Flores– Vianna, François Halard, and Fernando Montiel Klint.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color photographs * 288 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm Inspired by memories of her beloved California childhood home Windrift, lost in a fire in 1970, renowned interior designer Rose Tarlow showcases her three current family homes in this sumptuous volume, not only preserving treasured memories for her own family, but also providing a masterclass in interior design for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Often referred to as “the decorator’s decorator,” Tarlow’s distinctive style has won her numerous international accolades, and her own houses are the embodiment of her thriving design philosophy, exuding the charming eccentricity and uncompromising quality that truly make a house a home. Featuring her homes in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Provence, Rose Tarlow: Three Houses presents Tarlow's own personal archive, a treasure trove of precious memories and design inspiration for future generations, never to be lost again.

* HEIGHT: 14" - 356mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER INTERIOR DESIGN, DECORATIVE ARTS ISBN 978-0-86565-402-0 US $75.00 CAN $95.00

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Rose Tarlow is an internationally acclaimed interior designer, antiquarian, designer of fine furniture and fabrics, and author. Her life and work have been featured in nearly every important publication on architecture, interior design, and style. A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame since 1995, she was named to Elle Décor’s A–List as a Grand Master of Design in 2010, and became a charter member of the AD100 Hall of Fame in 2018. Her company, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, has locations in Los Angeles and New York, with her furniture and fabrics featured in 14 additional showrooms. François Halard, Miguel Flores–Vianna, and Fernando Montiel Klint are renowned interiors photographers whose work can be seen in magazines worldwide.

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Rowdy Meadow

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HOUSE - LAND - ART

INTRODUCTION BY PETER PENNOYER; TEXT BY ANNE WALKER; FOREWORD BY MITCHELL OWENS; PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC PIASECKI

An art–filled, Cubism–inspired house set in an extensive sculpture park “The house . . . serves as a magnificent showcase for an important collection of design, from the Arts and Crafts era through today.” —Architectural Digest

“A Gesamtkunstwerk in which every element has been invented out of whole cloth but is inspired by Cubo– Expressionist precedents, Rowdy Meadow is a paragon of invention and intelligence. Peter Pennoyer Architects has forged a looking–glass world, shapeshifting and pleasantly discombobulating, a work of art that has been designed to hold works of art.” —Mitchell Owens, from the Foreword

COVETABLE PERIOD DESIGNER OBJECTS: Furniture collection includes exceptional pieces by Jean–Michel Frank, Eileen Gray, and Gio Ponti. STUNNING FINE ART: Art collection features works by Walton Ford, James Lee Byars, Studio Drift, Lisa Yuskavage, and Michaël Borremans. INCREDIBLE SCULPTURE PARK: The grounds boast works by Sol LeWitt, Roxy Paine, Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor, and six site–specific works by Andy Goldsworthy. WELL–KNOWN ARCHITECT: Peter Pennoyer Architects has more than 70,000 followers on Instagram. AWARD–WINNING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FIRM: Reed Hilderbrand is the recipient of more than 70 design awards, including the ASLA’s 2013 Landscape Architecture Firm of the Year Award. FOREWORD BY MITCHELL OWENS: Owens is Architectural Digest’s decorative arts editor and the host of the AD Aesthete podcast. He has 30,000 followers on Instagram (@adaesthete).

Welcome to Rowdy Meadow, a visionary house that is a complete work of art—from its architecture, interior design, furnishings, and collection of contemporary art to its landscape architecture and private sculpture park. Inspired by Czech cubism, it is unlike any other house anywhere. Designed and decorated by Peter Pennoyer Architects in Hunting Valley, Ohio, it is a structure of tremendous complexity made to feel simple and calm by Pennoyer’s mastery of the language of this style. Inside, Anne Walker guides the reader through the house, room by room, showcasing furnishings spanning the Arts and Crafts era through art deco, with pieces by Émile– Jacques Ruhlmann, Josef Hoffmann, Dagobert Peche, Eileen Gray, and Gio Ponti; and fine art by Walton Ford and James Lee Byars. She then tours the Reed Hilderbrand–designed landscape and sculpture park—with works by Anish Kapoor and Andy Goldsworthy—spread throughout the 146–acre property. Illustrated with photographs taken throughout the seasons by Eric Piasecki that capture Rowdy Meadow’s unique detailing, imagination, and energy, as well as with renderings and drawings, the book itself is an extraordinary achievement. Peter Pennoyer heads Peter Pennoyer Architects, a firm recognized as a leader in new construction, renovation, and historic preservation. Pennoyer lives in New York City and Millbrook, New York. Anne Walker is the author of numerous books on historical and contemporary architecture and design, including A House in the Country and Life at the Top: New York’s Exceptional Apartment Buildings. A New York City native, she is an adjunct professor at NYU, where she teaches with Peter Pennoyer. Architecture and interiors photographer Eric Piasecki contributes regularly to Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, and House Beautiful, among other publications. He lives in New Mexico and New York City.

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SPECIFICATIONS * 300 color photographs; b&w plans, drawings, and elevations; 1 gatefold

* 304 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 13" - 330mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, ART, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ISBN 978-0-86565-397-9 US $70.00 CAN $90.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE A House in the Country ISBN 978-0-86565-329-0 US $55.00 CAN $66.00

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Safari Style

EXCEPTIONAL AFRICAN CAMPS AND LODGES BY GUIDO TARONI AND MELISSA BIGGS BRADLEY

Stunning photographic volume showcasing the interior décor of Africa’s foremost luxury and eco–safari lodges

SELLING POINTS FEATURES MANY OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CAMPS AND LODGES: Explore popular destinations including Singita, Bisate Lodge, and Segera Retreat. SAFARI TRAVEL HAS STRONG APPEAL: Eco–safaris attract ecotourists and those with conservation awareness. QUINTESSENTIAL 21ST– CENTURY AFRICAN STYLE: All brand–new, specially commissioned stunning and evocative photography. AVID FOLLOWING: Photographer Taroni has 115,000 followers on Instagram. TRAVEL EXPERTISE: Melissa Biggs Bradley is the founder and CEO of Indagare Travel, which has more than 50,000 followers on Instagram. STUNNING LUXURY PRODUCTION: The book is bound in metallic cloth with velvet flocking.

SPECIFICATIONS * 350 color photographs * 352 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm Safari Style unveils Africa’s new generation of camps and lodges in a lavish volume of spectacular photographs. The book captures the astonishing settings and design ingenuity of the 21st–century eco–safari destination— from the classic lodges of Kenya to the indulgent resorts of South Africa and the inspired eco–designed camps of Rwanda. Handpicked for their outstanding locations in wildlife enclaves, and for their distinctly regional architecture and interiors, these special properties represent the ultimate African encounter. Drawing on the early 20th–century tradition of the safari, they have reinvigorated the experience with access to parts of Africa previously out of bounds, notably Rwanda, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. These new camps and lodges reinvent the safari and represent a fresh approach to wildlife conservation involving local populations. Guido Taroni is a Milan–based interiors and fashion photographer and a regular contributor to AD, Town & Country, and Cabana. His books include Inside Tangier. Melissa Biggs Bradley is a pioneer of luxury adventure travel, experiencing her first safari at the age of 12. Former travel editor for Town & Country, in 2007 she founded specialist travel company Indagare, which curates transforming travel experiences around the world.

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* HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER INTERIOR DESIGN, TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-0-86565-386-3 US $75.00 CAN $95.00

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ALSO AVAILABLE Inside Tangier ISBN 978-0-86565-370-2 US $75.00 CAN $94.00

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The Stained-Glass Windows of St. Andrew’s Dune Church SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK BY ALICE COONEY FRELINGHUYSEN; PHOTOGRAPHS BY TRIA GIOVAN AND JOSEPH COSCIA JR.

A treasure in the Hamptons: the extraordinary windows of a summer resort church span nearly 150 years of stained glass in America

SELLING POINTS MAJOR STAINED–GLASS ARTISTS: Features the works of artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, John La Farge, Heaton, Butler & Bayne, J. Gordon Guthrie, Henry Wynd Young, Wilbert Herbert Burnham, and the first stained–glass window by contemporary artist Stephen Hannock. AUTHORITATIVE TEXT: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen is a curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, specializing in stained glass. HAMPTONS TRAVEL AND TOURISM APPEAL: Millions of people visit the Hamptons each summer.

SPECIFICATIONS * 110 color photographs * 208 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 12" - 305mm * Hardcover cloth case PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE ISBN 978-0-86565-404-4 US $50.00 CAN $63.00

Stained–glass windows are superb works of art, and the 45 stunning windows in St. Andrew’s Dune Church, a red–shingled 1879 structure nestled among the dunes in Southampton, New York, make this intimately scaled house of worship one of the most picturesque summer resort churches on the eastern seaboard. The diverse assemblage ranges from breathtaking opalescent–glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge to Pre–Raphaelite–inspired panes by the British firm Heaton, Butler & Bayne to lushly floral windows by Bostonian Wilbur Herbert Burnham, and, coming full circle, to Stephen Hannock’s opalescent–glass landscape window, installed in 2020. All contributed by congregants to memorialize loved ones, the windows offer a stunning overview of the history of stained glass from the 19th century to today. In her authoritative text, Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen recounts the storied history of the church, including the devastation to the building and many of its windows caused by the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, and describes each window in vivid detail: its subject, artistic style, and the person it memorializes. Illustrated with beautiful photographs of the church by Tria Giovan and specially commissioned images of every window by Joseph Coscia Jr., The Stained–Glass Windows of St. Andrew’s Dune Church brings a little–known treasure of American decorative arts history to a wider audience.

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Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen is the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the author or coauthor of five books on the stained glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, among many other publications. She lives in New York City. Tria Giovan specializes in interiors, still life, food, and portrait photography. Her books include Vendome’s Summer to Summer: Houses by the Sea, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons, and Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design. Giovan lives in Sag Harbor and New York City. Joseph Coscia Jr. is head photographer at the Frick Collection and formerly chief photographer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Fabergé

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A RUSSIAN LOVE AFFAIR EDITED BY KIERAN MCCARTHY AND HANNE FAURBY

A beautifully illustrated book that explores the history and legacy of the House of Fabergé, from its origins in Russia—and its role in the glamorous world of the Romanovs—to global recognition

ONE–OF–A–KIND: No other overview of Fabergé’s most famous works is currently available in print. STUNNING PIECES: Features objects from museums and collections across the world, including the McFerrin Collection, the Royal Collection, the Hermitage Museum, and the Moscow Kremlin Museums. EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS: The world’s most renowned Fabergé experts, including Caroline de Guitaut, Tatiana Muntian, and Géza von Habsburg, are chapter authors.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color illustrations * 256 pages * WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 248mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 286mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ANTIQUES, ART ISBN 978-1-83851-014-5 US $55.00 CAN $70.00

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The name Fabergé has long been a byword for luxury. Combining an entrepreneurial vision for craftsmanship with innovative material sourcing and technical ability, Carl Fabergé created an astonishing array of bespoke jeweled and enameled objects at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. This beautifully illustrated book explores the history and legacy of the House of Fabergé, from its origins in Russia—and its role in the glamorous world of the Romanovs—to global recognition. Much of the story is familiar, but less well–known is the important part played by the London branch. Opened in 1903, and the only one outside Russia, it became a choice destination for Edwardian high society and an international clientele. Featuring more than 120 pieces, from delicate flowers to Imperial Easter eggs, and with contributions from leading experts, Fabergé: A Russian Love Affair celebrates the enduring fascination with this master craftsman’s works. Kieran McCarthy is the managing director at Wartski. Hanne Faurby is project curator of the Fabergé: A Russian Love Affair exhibition at the V&A.

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Europe Divided

HUGUENOT REFUGEE ART AND CULTURE BY TESSA MURDOCH

A beautifully illustrated, wide–ranging study of Huguenot craftsmanship and trading networks

SELLING POINTS NO COMPETITION: Draws on 40 years of original multidisciplinary research. HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA is super active. POLITICALLY TOPICAL: as examines the role of migrant communities. AWARD WINNER: Murdoch was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Getty Rothschild Fellowship.

SPECIFICATIONS * 250 color illustrations * 320 pages * WIDTH: 9 5/8" - 245mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 287mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART, ANTIQUES ISBN 978-1-83851-012-1 US $55.00 CAN $69.00

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This richly illustrated book focuses on the extraordinary international networks resulting from the diaspora of more than 200,000 refugees who left France in the late 17th century to join communities already in exile spread far and wide. Indeed, George Washington (along with 20 other presidents) was a descendant of Huguenots. First–generation Huguenot refugees included hundreds of trained artists, designers, and craftsmen. Beyond the French borders, they raised the quality of design and workshop practice, passing on skills to their apprentices; sons, godsons, cousins, and to successive generations, who continued to dominate output in the luxury trades. Although silver and silks are the best–known fields with which Huguenot settlers are associated, their significant contribution to architecture, ceramics, design, clock and watchmaking, engraving, furniture, woodwork, sculpture, portraiture, and art education provides fascinating insight into the motivation and resolve of this highly skilled diaspora. Thanks to a sophisticated network of Huguenot merchants, retailers, and bankers who financed their production, their wares reached a global market. Tessa Murdoch is research curator of the Gilbert Collection at the V&A.

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From Collage to Quilt

INSPIRATIONAL QUILTING FROM WHAT YOU HAVE BY SARAH HIBBERT

Learn how to create stunning paper collage from on–hand materials and accurately transpose those designs into a fabulous quilt

RIGHTS: US, CAN, AUS, NZ, UK SELLING POINTS UK STYLE AND CHARM: Born and raised by a creative family in London, Hibbert combines classic English style with the mid–century as influenced by her father. UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Hibbert will be headlining a solo gallery show of her work at the Festival of Quilts (UK) in July 2021. She has also exhibited at QuiltCon. BONUS SUPPLIES: The book includes the paper materials needed for one project and plastic scalping grid.

SPECIFICATIONS * 160 color and 50 blackand-white illustrations

* 128 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-48-2 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00

ËxHSLJOAy655482z Quilter Sarah Hibbert finds inspiration in the every day objects around her. Her unique approach includes using readily available, recyclable materials for paper collage, then she takes this design as the springboard for her quilts. Quilt Paper Scissors! is the first craft book of its kind, combining the disciplines of paper collage and quilting. Rather than using a collage of fabric pieces, Hibbert incorporates found objects, such as card stock, pages from magazines, and even canned food labels, into her quilts. The result is stunning, and in the book, she teaches you how to do this at home. Inside, you’ll find 18 projects for both collage and quilting; the book even includes the paper materials needed to complete one of the projects. Hibbert’s work is incredibly artistic, and soon, you’ll be able to execute one–of–a–kind designs at home. Sarah Hibbert is a modern quilter influenced as much by art and architecture as quilting heritage. Often starting with traditional quilt blocks and giving them an improvisational twist, Hibbert’s use of textural fabric, hand stitching, and natural, rich tones, as well as her clever but limited use of prints, has led to her work being shown internationally and acquired for both public and private collections. Recently, Hibbert has challenged herself to create small paper collages within a limited timeframe. Selecting from these simple pieces, she scales the design to construct quilts that retain the spontaneity of the originals while showcasing her characteristic quilting style. She lives in London.

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The Sewing Guide to Cancer (and other Pesky Long Term Illnesses) COMPILED BY HEATHER GRANT; ILLUSTRATED BY SAMARRA KHAJA

A unique sewing guide for friends and families of loved ones fighting cancer with 27 ideas for genuinely useful gifts, selected by cancer–fighting patients

SELLING POINTS TIMELY PROJECT: With the increased popularity in home crafts as a result of COVID–19, this book and its projects will provide an opportunity for personal support when direct contact may be restricted. IMPORTANT CAUSE: Sadly, incidences of cancer are on the rise. According to the CDC, approximately 250,000 women develop breast cancer in the United States each year. The proceeds from the sales of this book will go to the American Cancer Society. FIRST OF ITS KIND: Frankly, there are no comps for this title. This will be the first book aimed at creating sewing gifts for those going though chemotherapy.

SPECIFICATIONS * 200 color and 80 blackand-white illustrations

* 128 pages

* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-34-5 US $30.00 CAN $38.00

For those diagnosed with cancer, you know that you do not “beat” cancer. You wait for it to come back. Conceived by friends Susanne Woods and Heather Grant, who both fought cancer, The Sewing Guide to Cancer was made specifically for their friends and loved ones that would tread on eggshells, wanting to help but not knowing what to do. Now there won’t be any questions. Inside, you’ll find 27 genuinely useful sewing projects— designed by two women who have been there—for friends and family to create and give to those fighting cancer. The projects have been designed by 23 industry leaders. With their guidance, you’ll be able to design a number of useful gifts such as a weighted blanket, hug pillow, infusion bag, robe, seatbelt cover, port shirt, and more. Written with a great deal of black humor, the book offers ideas and guidance to the support team. No longer will those fighting cancer have to endure a multitude of pasta bakes from concerned loved ones. Susanne Woods lost her fight in 2020. To honor her and the many others, all profits from the book will go to the American Cancer Society. Contributors: Erin Burke Harris, Amy Friend, Kathy Mack, Jacquie Gering, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Heather Grant, Berene Campbell, Samarra Khaja, Heidi Staples, Julie Elliot, Nichole Vogelsinger, Riane Menardi, Cristina Coro, Karen LePage, Olu Falola, Eryn Shields, Kim Martens, Amy Gibson, Angela Walters, Krista Fleckenstein, Nichole Ramirez and Shea Henderson.

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Heather Grant is a sewist who is better at creating and planning amazing sewing events than actually sewing. She launched and managed QuiltCon, and now works as the education manager at BERNINA of America. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, son, and too many pets. Samarra Khaja brings more than 20 years of art direction, illustration, and graphic design expertise to the table. She also sometimes brings chocolate. Her visual concepts and solutions have been enlisted by national and international clients such as Us Weekly, the New York Times, American Airlines, Time magazine, the American Bar Association, Dyson, GQ, and more. Khaja is also an award–winning author, worldwide traveler, and the creator of a prize– winning mural, Heartbeat Brooklyn.

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The Dancing Plague BY GARETH BROOKES

From “choreomania” to coronavirus: an utterly original graphic novel about a newly urgent subject

SELLING POINTS INNOVATIVE STYLE: The illustrative style is part–Bayeux Tapestry, part–bande dessinée. FICTIONALIZED TRUE STORY: This is an imaginative and moving account of the true story of a strange medieval epidemic that speaks to the anxieties and uncertainties of modern times. HUGELY RELEVANT THEMES: The graphic novel touches on themes such as inequality, misogyny, anti–Semitism, mental health, the nature of protest, and even rave culture. WITCHCRAFT GENRE POPULAR: Includes medieval mystics and visionaries whose inspiration was thought to have come from God or the Devil.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 192 pages

* WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 170mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 240mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-98-1 US $20.99 CAN $25.99

Set in 1518, and told from the imagined perspective of Mary, one of the witnesses, The Dancing Plague tells the true story of when hundreds of Strasbourg’s inhabitants were suddenly seized by the strange and unstoppable compulsion to dance. Prone to mystic visions as a child, betrayed in the convent to which she flees, then abused by her loutish husband, Mary endures her life as an oppressed and ultimately scapegoated woman with courage, strength, and inspiring beauty. As difficult to interpret now (as a psychological reaction to social injustice?) as it was then (as a collective demonic possession?), the story of the “Dancing Plague” finds suitably extraordinary expression in the utterly unique mixed– media style Gareth Brookes has devised to tell it. The pioneering blend of his trademark “pyrographic” technique with sumptuously colorful—and literal —embroidery perfectly reflects, in a beautiful work of art, the enduring fragility of our human condition—from “choreomania” to coronavirus.

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Gareth Brookes studied printmaking at the Royal College of Art. His graphic novels include A Thousand Coloured Castles (2017) and The Black Project, which was nominated for an award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2018. His work has appeared in ArtReview, been published by Kuš, and was included in the Comics Unmasked exhibition at the British Library in 2014. He is based in the United Kingdom.

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists ORIGINAL TEXT BY ROBERT TRESSELL; ADAPTED TEXT BY SOPHIE RICKARD; ART BY SCARLETT RICKARD

Adapted from Robert Tressell’s 1914 socialist novel about English working–class life, this British classic sets out the blueprint for how to organize a fairer society

SELLING POINTS POLITICS FOR A NEW GENERATION: Appeals to the groundswell of newly politicized, left–leaning young people in the United States who support Bernie Sanders and “The Squad.” BRITISH CLASSIC: Establishes the blueprint for how to organize a fairer society. ACUTELY RELEVANT TODAY: Paints a comprehensive picture of social, political, economic, and cultural life in early 20th century Britain that is just as universally relevant today. FAITHFUL GRAPHIC ADAPTATION: This graphic novel version stays true to Tressell’s groundbreaking socialist novel.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 352 pages

* WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-92-9 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

Robert Tressell’s groundbreaking socialist novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, tells the story of a group of working men in the fictional town of Mugsborough and socialist journeyman–prophet Frank Owen, who attempts to convince his fellow workers that capitalism is the real source of the poverty surrounding them. Owen’s spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system, and his support for a socialist society in which work is performed to satisfy the needs of all, rather than to generate profit for a few, eventually rouses his fellow men from their political passivity. Described by George Orwell as a piece of social history and a book that everyone should read, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is often cited as “one of the most authentic novels of English working–class life ever written.” In this faithful graphic adaptation, creators Scarlett and Sophie Rickard craft a compelling fiction that paints a comprehensive picture of social, political, economic, and cultural life in early 20th century Britain that is still acutely relevant today.

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Scarlett and Sophie Rickard are graphic novelists from the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, UK. Scarlett is an illustrator and graphic artist now living in Kent, UK, while Sophie is a writer living in Cheshire, UK. This is their second graphic novel. The author of The Ragged Philanthropists, Robert Noonan (Robert Tressell was a pseudonym) was born in Dublin in 1870, but as a young man moved to South Africa, where he worked as a decorator. He came to England at the turn of the century and lived in Hastings, where he worked as a signwriter and interior decorator. Tressell decided to emigrate to Canada in 1910, but died of pneumonia en route in Liverpool in February 1911 and was buried there as a pauper. Tressell was unable to get The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, his only novel, published during his lifetime. It was eventually published in an abridged from in 1914, largely through the persistence of Tressell's daughter, Kathleen Noonan. The unexpurgated version was not published until 1955.

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Call Me Nathan

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WRITTEN BY CATHERINE CASTRO; ILLUSTRATED BY QUENTIN ZUTTION

A true coming–of–age story that explores transgender identity

TRUE TRANSGENDER STORY: A deeply moving firsthand insight into one of the dominant transgender issues of the day. EXPLORES PREJUDICE: A graphic novel for our times, combating prejudice and celebrating love. CHAMPIONING GENDER ISSUES: Strikes the perfect balance between hard–hitting journalism from the author, who writes about global gender issues, and the illustrator’s graphic style.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 144 pages

* WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER COMICS, LGBT INTEREST, GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-914224-01-0 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

ËxHSLJLEy224010z “All I want is a proper body . . . ” Born as biologically female, Nathan spends his formative years facing questions without answers, social ostracism from his peers, and incomprehension from his family—because from as early as he can remember, he knows he has been born in the wrong body. But, as his family comes to recognize, a physical identity is harder to change than a piece of clothing or a haircut. So from the moment he is at last supplied with a professional term for his self–diagnosis—“gender dysphoria”—he is able to leave behind his complicated psychological history, the challenges of his self–harming, and his struggles with sexual identity, and begin the difficult process of claiming his true self. Based on a true story, at first hand, Call Me Nathan issues a moving call for understanding, a powerful denunciation of prejudice, and a celebration of everything it means to love. Catherine Castro is a reporter for Marie Claire. The author of several books, her investigations have led her to explore gender issues around the world. Quentin Zuttion is a widely published illustrator and artist who cites Brecht Evens, Julie Maroh, and Egon Schiele among the influences on the airily physical style of his work.

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Strays

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BY CHRIS W. KIM

An enigmatic parable of the modern city, where strangers can become friends and vice versa

GREAT STORYTELLING: Part parable, part psychodrama, entirely original. SOCIAL CONNECTION: A story about the effects of city life, the need for social connection, and the unrelenting progress of the modern world. MIRRORS CURRENT PRESSURES: A reflection of the current economic hardship, with a narrative exploration of mass unemployment, making it all the more relevant in a time of modern economic insecurity.

SPECIFICATIONS * Black-and-white illustrations throughout

* 184 pages

* WIDTH: 6 3/4" - 171mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 241mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS ISBN 978-1-910593-99-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99

ËxHSLJLAy593998z A young man flees a disaster at home and comes to live in the city with his sister. He makes ends meet by taking a job as a deliveryman—only to encounter a flood of old friends and past acquaintances on his daily route . . . At first elated by the company of these waifs and strays, eventually their own desperation for work begins to trouble his conscience—but what happens when you can’t deliver help to everyone? Chris W. Kim’s distinctively detailed graphic style embodies an elusively disquieting parable of modern isolation and the ties that bind—or fail to bind—society together. Chris W. Kim is a comics artist and illustrator. A graduate of OCAD University in Toronto, his clients include the New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter. Herman by Trade (SelfMadeHero, 2017) was his first graphic novel. This is his second. He lives in Canada.

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Diego Rivera

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BY FRANCISCO DE LA MORA; ILLUSTRATED BY JOSÉ LUIS PESCADOR

Explores the passions and contradictions—both human and political—that turned the prolific and brilliant painter Diego Rivera into an increasingly universal cultural figure

IMPACTFUL PAINTER AND MURALIST: Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of working–class Indigenous Mexicans. RIVERA THE REVOLUTIONARY: With every mural he painted, Rivera rewrote the history of Mexico, and for the first time, people from every background were reflected and included. ART MASTERS SERIES: Published as part of SelfMadeHero’s acclaimed series of graphic biographies, following Vincent and Pablo.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 184 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: OCTOBER COMICS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, HISTORY ISBN 978-1-914224-00-3 US $22.99 CAN $28.99

ËxHSLJLEy224003z Diego Rivera was a revolutionary painter in more ways than one. Attending art school at 11, by his twenties he was counted among the most influential figures of the Parisian art scene of the early 20th century, including Picasso, Modigliani, Braque, and Gris. Rivera’s murals, both in his native Mexico and the United States, reflect the contradictory turbulence of his character and times. He met Lenin in Paris, Stalin in Moscow, and offered refuge to Trotsky during his Mexican exile. Meanwhile, his work was commissioned by giants of capitalism: Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller. Rivera’s indefatigable industry was matched by his zest for life, accumulating hundreds of lovers and four wives—including Frida Kahlo, whose formidable partnership is also one of the great love stories of art history. This beautifully realized graphic novel tells the story of the extraordinary life and times of an artist for whom myth and reality fused. Francisco de la Mora’s experience as a comics creator, whether as sole author or in collaboration with illustrators from around the world, extends from single–sheet forms to full graphic novels, and from his eight–volume Brief History of Mexico to the monthly pieces he has drawn for the Hackney Citizen since January 2018. He lives in the UK. José Luis Pescador is a comics artist and painter, a long–term collaborator with de la Mora, and the creator of Marambo Comix, a comics character, magazine, and festival rolled into one. He lives and works in Leon, Guanajuato, where he runs an art gallery.

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David Hockney - Moving Focus EDITED BY HELEN LITTLE

A unique overview of David Hockney's prolific range and activity

SELLING POINTS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST LIVING ARTISTS: Highlights Hockney's diverse body of work continues to move into new terrain and captures a wide public imagination. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: With over 100 works drawn from Tate’s remarkable collection. NEW RESPONSES by established and emerging voices from the worlds of contemporary art, architecture, literature and performance reveal the depth of Hockney’s influence on wider culture.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 color illustrations throughout

* 224 pages

* WIDTH: 10 1/2" - 267mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ISBN 978-1-84976-772-9 US $50.00 CAN $62.00

ËxHSLIOJy767729z David Hockney has been delighting and challenging audiences for sixty years and celebrated artworks from across his career are at the centre of Tate’s outstanding collection. This book features over a hundred of these paintings, prints, drawings and photographs, helping the reader to understand the artist’s changing sources of inspiration and, crucially, where his work is going. Beginning in the 1950s when he made his first steps to becoming a modern artist, the publication charts Hockney’s ground– breaking images of the early 1960s through to his famous depictions of the Los Angeles cityscape. It also looks at Hockney’s much–loved portraits from the 1970s and his discovery of a new way of dealing with time, space and perspective he called ‘Moving Focus’, as well as more recent landscapes and digital images that demonstrate his lifelong preoccupation with pictorial space and how we look at and experience the world around us. As well as providing a unique overview of Hockney’s prolific range and activity, this book features new texts and responses to his work by established and emerging voices from the worlds of art, design, literature and performance. Breathing new life into the nexus of Tate’s collection, it speaks to the artist’s refusal to conform during periods of uncertainty and polarization as he traversed the boundaries of class, sexuality and high art and how his work still surprises, unsettles and addresses younger generations of viewers. Helen Little is an independent curator and researcher with a special interest in twentieth–century and contemporary British art, architecture and design. She was previously Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary British art at Tate Britain, London where she specialized in British art from 1945 and realized major exhibitions and displays from this period.

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The Making of Rodin BY NABILA ABDEL NABI AND ACHIM BORCHARDT-HUME

In line with new thinking around Rodin, this beautifully illustrated book focuses specifically on the artist’s use of plaster, a material which was crucial to his process, but also demonstrates his interest in creating sculptures that are never finished, always becoming

SELLING POINTS INFLUENTIAL FIGURE: Celebrates Rodin as the father of modern sculpture. PRIMER: The book reintroduces readers to this major figure, highlighting his indisputable influence. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED: Includes beautiful photography, which gives a sense of the sculpture in the round. APPEALING TO ALL: The content will appeal to anyone interested in modern or contemporary sculpture.

SPECIFICATIONS * Over 150 color illustrations * 192 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 191mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ART ISBN 978-1-84976-675-3 US $55.00 CAN $69.00

ËxHSLIOJy766753z Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) was a radical sculptor whose unorthodox approach to multiplication, assemblage, industrial production, and serial repetition challenged classical sculptural traditions and provided a definitive break in the history of art. Although he was best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, Rodin’s genius was as a modeler who captured movement, emotion, light, and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster. A stockpile of plaster body parts allowed him to experiment and explore infinite groupings and poses. Unlike his predecessors, his finished works include traces of their creation, challenging conventional conceptions of beauty. In line with new thinking around Rodin, this beautifully illustrated book focuses specifically on the artist’s use of plaster, a material which was crucial to his process, but also demonstrates his interest in creating sculptures that are never finished, always becoming. United by the whiteness of their material, an array of fragile, experimental, and unique pieces will be explored alongside alternative aspects of some of Rodin’s signature works, and a selection of the artist’s drawings and watercolors—the fluidity and definitive form of which bear relation to the liquid surface of his sculptures. Including an exclusive contribution from sculptor Phyllida Barlow, newly commissioned texts will shed light on Rodin’s way of working, the importance of modeling, and the role of photography in his work. For the first time, Rodin is truly presented as the father of modern sculpture, with an influence that is indisputable and ongoing. Nabila Abdel Nabi is curator of international art at Tate Modern. Achim Borchardt–Hume is director of exhibitions and programs at Tate Modern.

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A Brief History of Black British Art BY RIANNA JADE PARKER

Black artists of African and Caribbean descent and major contributions to the British art scene

SELLING POINTS ACCESSIBLE, INTRODUCTORY FORMAT: Celebrate a more diverse area of art history. IMPORTANT SUBJECT: Shines a much–needed spotlight on underrepresented Black artists. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED: Includes a wealth of beautiful and powerful art from the 1930s to today and features works from a multigenerational range of artists and perspectives. WIDE AUDIENCE: Will appeal to anyone interested in art made by postmodern and contemporary Black–British artists, particularly in themes relating to race and identity.

SPECIFICATIONS * over 70 color illustrations * 160 pages * WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm * HEIGHT: 7" - 178mm * Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ART, AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ISBN 978-1-84976-756-9 Black artists have been making major contributions to the global art scene since at least the middle of the 20th century. While some of these artists of African and Caribbean descent have been embraced at times by the art world, they have mostly been neglected or have not received the recognition they deserve. Taking its starting point as the Windrush–era Caribbean Artists Movement, and considering and contextualizing the political, cultural, and artistic climate from which it emerged, this concise introduction showcases the work of 70 Black–British artists from the 1930s to the present. Artwork in a range of media offer a lens through which to understand some of the events and issues confronted and explored, shedding light on the Black–British experience. Constructed around contemporary ideas on race, national identity, citizenship, gender, sexuality, and aesthetics in Britain, this book interrogates themes at the heart of Black–British art, revealing art in dialogue with a complex past and present. Featuring some of the most prominent and influential Black–British artists of recent decades, as well as less well– known artists, it also includes work from a new generation of artists on the cutting edge of contemporary art. At a time when visibility within the art world has taken on a renewed urgency, this is a timely and accessible introduction celebrating Black–British artists and their outstanding contribution to art history.

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Rianna Jade Parker is a critic, curator, and researcher based in South London. She was previously a Tate Collectives Producer and a founding member of the interdisciplinary art collective Thick/er Black Lines, whose work has been exhibited at Tate Exchange and in the landmark exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of BlackCreative Pioneers. She is a contributing editor of Frieze magazine and associate lecturer in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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The American Art Tapes VOICES OF AMERICAN POP ART

BY NICOLETTE JONES AND JOHN JONES

Tells the story of 1960s pop art through the voices of its creators

SELLING POINTS INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN ARTISTS: Includes 20 interviews with recognizable figures that have never been published. WATERSHED MOMENT: The book provides a snapshot of the United States at the moment when the ideas of what art might be were changing.

SPECIFICATIONS * Over 50 photographs * 240 pages * WIDTH: 9 1/4" - 235mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER ART, ART HISTORY ISBN 978-1-84976-757-6 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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In 1965, British artist and university lecturer John Jones left the United Kingdom with his wife and daughters to live in the United States for a year and interview some 100 artists. The family moved to Greenwich Village and spent three months on a road trip west to visit artists beyond the immediate reach of New York. Some of the artists, like Yoko Ono and Claes Oldenburg, became Jones’s personal friends. Although Jones’s daughter Nicolette was young, her memories of New York and their transAmerican adventure are vivid. Published here for the first time, this book presents a fascinating selection of Jones’s edited conversations with American artists practicing in 1965–66. A foreword by Nicolette contextualizes the setting in which these interviews took place, and a further introduction amalgamated from Jones’s lectures in which he drew on these conversations illustrates and explores the range of contrasting ideas behind what became known as pop art. Thanks to his personal interaction with the artists and his knowledge of their work, Jones became the foremost expert in the art of this period in the UK. Amid a unique family story, this is art presented not through the filter of art critics, but from the mouths of the practitioners. Jones’s interviews explore a specific place and time: the United States in the 1960s, and are crucial reading for those wishing to understand the decade and the influence of American art and British tradition on each other, as well as anyone curious about the famous figures of the time and the thinking that gave rise to this extraordinarily fertile creative moment. John Jones (1926–2010) was a painter, filmmaker, teacher, and lecturer. Nicolette Jones is a writer, literary critic, and broadcaster, and has been the children’s books reviewer of the Sunday Times for more than two decades. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, and was a nominee for the 2012 Eleanor Farjeon Award for outstanding service to the world of children’s books.

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Sophie Taeuber-Arp BY NATALIA SIDINA, BETTINA KAUFMANN, AND MEDEA HOCH

A true pioneer of modern art

SELLING POINTS INFLUENTIAL ARTIST: A concise introduction to one of the world’s most important concrete and geometric abstract artists and cofounder of the Dada movement. WIDE APPEAL: The book will appeal to Taeuber–Arp and Dada aficionados, as well as to those who are less familiar with her work. PERTINENT EXPLORATION: A sophisticated but playful exploration of Taeuber–Arp’s life and impressive body of work. The book also includes a previously unpublished biographical note from artist Paule Vézelay.

SPECIFICATIONS * 100 color illustrations * 96 pages * WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 189mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 246mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ART ISBN 978-1-84976-751-4 US $25.00 CAN $32.00

ËxHSLIOJy767514z Sophie Taeuber–Arp (1889–1943) was an artist but also a dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect, and editor. A true pioneer of modern art, for Taeuber–Arp, abstraction was never just an idea—it was her way of life. This lived abstraction plays a large part in the exhibition as the artwork on show, many together for the first time, explore how Taueber–Arp’s subversive, dissident, and often revolutionary style radiated into every facet of her life and paved the way for modern artists to come. Taeuber–Arp became a teacher after studying art and dance and later taught others how to design patterns for textiles. In the terrible wake of the First World War, European civilization was on the brink of collapse, and a group of young people were rebelling from the world of destruction around them. They themselves defined themselves as nonsensical, cynical, savage, and abstract—the Dadaists. Responsible for cofounding the Dada art movement, Tauber–Arp’s way with colors and shapes unlocked new possibilities in art, costume, and interior design. Liberated and yet ordered, radical yet structured, Taueber–Arp’s work invites us to dance within a grid, to break boundaries by following her rules. Tied so closely with dance, poetry, and performance, Taueber–Arp created the perfect escapism from the troubled and violent society around her, making this publication a pertinent exploration of what it means to create ones own personal order in an increasingly unstable world. Bettina Kauffman is a freelance researcher, editor, and author. Medea Hoch is research assistant at Zurich University of the Arts. Natalia Sidlina is curator of international art at Tate Modern.

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The Art of Print

FROM HOGARTH TO HOCKNEY BY ELISABETH JACKLIN

A concise and beautifully illustrated introduction to printmaking that uses highlights from Tate’s extensive print collection

SELLING POINTS IDEAL INTRODUCTION: An accessible illustrated survey of the history of printmaking by artists. CLEAR EXPLANATIONS: The book demystifies printmaking by explaining the uses and processes in straightforword language for the general reader. OUTSTANDING ARTWORK: Includes highlights from Tate’s extraordinary print collection, with illustrations of key works from the past 300 years.

SPECIFICATIONS * 150 * 240 pages * WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER ART ISBN 978-1-84976-763-7 US $35.00 CAN $44.00

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Prints have played a unique and important role in the history of art and image. This engaging book explores the numerous ways artists have embraced printmaking over the course of three centuries. Each of the works illustrated has been selected to reflect the broad spectrum of techniques and purposes, which are explained in clear and concise terms. The featured artworks are among the highlights of Tate’s extensive but little–known print collection, a remarkable grouping no book has previously attempted to survey. Among the leading artists for whom printmaking has been an important and experimental part of their practice are William Hogarth, George Stubbs, William Blake, J.M.W. Turner, Pablo Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego, William Kentridge, and Kara Walker. Yet printmaking remains somewhat mysterious as a topic, perhaps because original prints are often understood as “reproductions,” or wrongly given a similar status to preparatory sketches and archival material. In fact, prints are finished artworks, often the result of highly considered creative experimentation with print processes. Chapters are structured around different types of printmaking, allowing each section to reveal the various ways artists have engaged with the different techniques. In addition to complete reproductions of more than 120 works, carefully selected details enable the reader to examine closely some of the remarkable visual effects seen in the prints. Elizabeth Jacklin is an art historian and curator. She was previously assistant curator at Tate Britain and is now keeper of art at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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Hard Times for Unicorn BY MICKAËL EL FATHI; ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLOTTE MOLAS

A beautiful and riotous page–turner about a solitary unicorn who is taken from her home, and how her daring escapades and international fame cannot compare to the joys of home

SELLING POINTS COMIC RELIEF: An antidote to the sparkly and sometimes sickly unicorn books that saturate the market, this book brings comic relief and fresh creative thinking behind the story of the unicorn. CONTEMPORARY AND STYLISH ILLUSTRATIONS: This book brings a much–needed makeover to the traditional unicorn trope. FEATURES BRILLIANT PASTEL ILLUSTRATIONS WITH A VINTAGE LITHO– PRINTED EFFECT: Touching on the virtues of respect, dignity, and liberty for all, the brilliant pastel illustrations with a vintage litho–printed effect illuminate the importance that unicorns belong in the wild!

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/2" - 292mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 5 to 7 KIDS FICTION, HUMOR ISBN 978-1-84976-742-2 What happened to the last of the unicorns? After being caught by an explorer, the unicorn goes on a search to find out what makes her happy. She tries her hoof at playing cards and a spot of dueling. She even performs stunts at the circus! Follow the lively course this unfortunate but very game unicorn takes in a vibrant and playful journey to find happiness. Expect surprises and delights in this fast–paced page–turner, and enjoy an unconventional take on the traditional unicorn theme. From finding stardom to fishing in the cold north seas, what really did happen to the last of the unicorns, and will she ever be happy?

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Acclaimed author Mickaël El Fathi met illustrator Charlotte Molas by chance on a train, and without that fortuitous encounter, this book wouldn’t have come to pass.

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In the Forest

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BY ANOUCK BOISROBERT AND LOUIS RIGAUD

A wonderful pop–up book which cleverly looks at deforestation and rebirth

UNIQUE PAPER ENGINEERING: Special format creates a beautiful pop–up book. EXPLORE: Presents the subject of deforestation in a fun and engaging way. OFFERS HOPE: Climate change issue tackled in the form of the rebirth of a forest.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full color illustrations throughout; Pop-up book

* 10 pages

* WIDTH: 6 1/8" - 156mm * HEIGHT: 11 5/8" - 295mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER KIDS FICTION, KIDS NATURE ISBN 978-1-84976-071-3 US $19.95 CAN $21.95

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In a lush green forest, a sloth sleeps. Can you see him? CLANG! Machines come to tear down the trees, but the sloth still sleeps... will he wake up? Turn the pages of this ingenious and stylish pop–up book, which tells the story of one lazy sloth who hangs on in there as the forest is destroyed and then reborn. Anouck Boisrobert is an illustrator and graphic designer, and Louis Rigaud works across multimedia as well as illustration.

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About a Song

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BY GUILHERME KARSTEN

From the author of The Ride comes a heartwarming story about a father–son relationship and how music allows us to bond with one another and express ourselves

VIVID AND FUN: A rock ’n’ roll picture book about the power of music and its ability to take us to different places. Inspired by the music the author listened to with their own father, and the music they wish to pass down to their child, this intergenerational rock star–filled journey takes us from the subway to the stars and to the stage. POIGNANT TEXT: With lively illustrations, the story tells the importance of sharing experiences and how music can inspire us. HEARTWARMING STORY: Focused on a father–son relationship and how music allows us to bond with one another and express ourselves. ARTIST INFORMATION: Includes an informational spread on each artist featured, and encourages children to use their voice to talk about their feelings and spend time sharing interests as a family.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

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* WIDTH: 8" - 203mm * HEIGHT: 14 1/2" - 368mm A father and son embark on a journey across the city, but as they get on the train and plug in their music, do they really know where they will end up? Where will the music take them? Hop on board and take a musical ride through the city and into outer space, to the beach and to the stadium, and the protest and the parlor of an elderly couple with their grand piano. What does music make you feel? What is your favorite song? And what can it inspire you to do? Guilherme Karsten was born and lives in Blumenau, Brazil. In addition to publishing picture books in multiple languages, he works in fashion, graphic design, and editorial illustration.

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AGES 5 to 7 KIDS FICTION, FAMILY ISBN 978-1-84976-743-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

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The Great Paint

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BY ALEX WILLMORE

A humorous tale with lovable characters from Alex Willmore's Big Trip about finding creative inspiration in our environment, while also being considerate to those around us

SECOND BOOK IN WILLMORE’S BIG TRIP SERIES TEACHABLE MOMENTS: The Great Paint teaches children about showing consideration and respect while exploring the endless creative possibilities around us. This is especially relevant during periods of lockdown as it motivates finding inspiration right at home. CELEBRATES IMAGINATION: Encourages children to creatively think outside the box and shows them that anything can be art.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

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* WIDTH: 10 1/4" - 260mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 to 5 KIDS FICTION, ART ISBN 978-1-84976-744-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

ËxHSLIOJy767446z The Great Paint is a brilliantly funny tale about what can happen when we forget to think of others and get carried away with our artistic endeavors. Frog thinks he’s pretty artistic and that the rest of the forest could do with a little bit of inventive improvement. From painting to sculpture to performance art and origami, Frog gets to work on beautifying everything around him . . . but will his friends appreciate his creativity? And how will Frog show them he’s sorry and that true creative inspiration lies in the friendship of others? Alex Willmore is a British illustrator whose love of animals and picture books inspired him to pursue a career in illustration. Willmore has produced illustrations for a number of publishers, creating puzzles, picture books, packaging design, children’s clothes, stationery, and greeting cards. Willmore likes to work both digitally and traditionally in a variety of styles, but always likes the final outcome to have a real sense of fun!

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Meet the Artist: Georgia O'Keefe BY MARINA MUNN

Beautifully designed activity book introducing young artists to the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe

SELLING POINTS NEWLY REVISED AND EXPANDED: Newly designed title in Meet the Artist series of activity books. INSPIRING ACTIVITIES: Projects based on artist's key artwork, which are reproduced in full color.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 11" - 279mm * HEIGHT: 9 3/4" - 248mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER JUVENILE NONFICTION, ART ISBN 978-1-84976-773-6 US $12.95 CAN $15.95

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Come and meet Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the twentieth century's most significant American artists. She transformed the way we look at things through her largescale paintings of flowers, cityscapes, desert scenes, bone compositions, and abstract arrangements. Explore O'Keeffe's unique perspective as you draw, paint, and play your way through activities based on her artwork, and discover how to use art to express your own view of the world. Part of Tate's newly revised and expanded Meet the Artist series of activity books, Meet Georgia O'Keeffe is bursting with inspiring activities based on some of the artist's key pieces, which are reproduced in full color. Marina Muun is a Bulgarian illustrator based in Vienna, Austria. Her clients include the New York Times, Google, The New Yorker, Wired, the Washington Post, Tate Publishing, the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, The Economist, Stanford Business Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian Magazine, V&A, Nautilus, Medium, Variety magazine, Barnard College, Bulletin magazine, Wrap magazine, London College of Fashion, and more.

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Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber-Arp BY LESLEY BARNES; ILLUSTRATED BY ZOE WHITLEY

A creative introduction to the works of Sophie Tauber–Arp, one of the founders of the Dada art movement

SELLING POINTS ENGAGING BOOK: This is a fun and creative introduction to the works of one of the founders of Dada. POPULAR SERIES: This is the latest title in the popular Meet the Artist series.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 10 3/4" - 273mm * HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm * Paperback PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 5 to 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION, ART ISBN 978-1-84976-693-7 US $12.95 CAN $15.95

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Born in 1889, Sophie Taeuber–Arp was an artist, dancer, designer, puppet maker, architect, and editor. Enter into the radical and radiant world of Taeuber–Arp and create your own abstract modern art along the way! Bursting with inspiring activities, the revised and expanded Meet the Artist series of activity books introduces children to internationally renowned artists in a fun and engaging way. This activity book includes a brief introduction to the artist’s life, including her role as one of the founders of the Dada art movement, followed by a series of activities, such as weaving and puppet making, that explore prominent themes and ideas in Taeuber– Arp’s body of work. Featuring beautiful reproductions of key artwork, and illustrated by leading contemporary illustrator Lesley Barnes, Meet the Artist: Sophie Taeuber–Arp encourages children to use art as an avenue for exploring ideas and learning new techniques to express their own experiences through art–making. Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow. Her distinctive work straddles the spheres of fashion, music, children’s literature, film, and product design. She has collaborated with the V&A in London; Scottish band Belle & Sebastian; children’s magazines Anorak and OKIDO; and Glamour and Stylist magazines. Her other books with Tate Publishing include Jill & Dragon (2015) and Jill & Lion (2016). Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Los Angeles, Zoé Whitley now calls London home, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is director of Chisenhale Gallery and a lifelong learner whose studies have so far taken her to Swarthmore (BA), the Royal College of Art (MA), and the University of Central Lancashire (PhD). Her favorite pastimes are talking and traveling, both usually art– related. Her other books with Tate Publishing include Soul of a Nation (2017, an exhibition she curated) and Meet the Artist: Frank Bowling (2019).

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Mr. Tiger

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BY DAVIDE CALI; ILLUSTRATED BY MIGUEL TANCO

Inspired by the art and sport of lucha libre, this picture book follows a masked wrestler who, although tough in the ring, is actually very shy and is looking for a friend

HILARIOUS AND TENDER: Cali’s charming text combined with Tanco’s adorable illustrations tell an important story about bravery and the importance of friendship. HEARTWARMING STORY: Illustrating what true bravery looks like, this heartwarming meet–cute explores the importance of friendship, taking risks, and how strength isn’t only found in the ring, but also in the heart. It’s a fantastic story about the importance of accepting yourself, and the joy and exciting opportunities that accepting yourself can bring. INTERNATIONALLY AWARD– WINNING CREATORS: Davide Cali and Miguel Tanco have written a warm and tender tale for all children who are learning to make new friends, and encourage vulnerability as a strength.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 9 1/2" - 241mm * HEIGHT: 10" - 254mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER Meet Mr. Tiger, the bravest, the strongest, and the greatest wrestler in the ring. With his trademark move, “The Leap of the Tiger,” he has defeated his most formidable rivals: Black Claw, Boogeyman, Constrictor, and Blob. But outside the ring, despite the muscles and the fierce mask, Mr. Tiger is painfully shy. Even speaking to the lady he secretly admires seems impossible—until a loyal friend helps him out. Enter the ring and find out what happens when a tough body houses a sweet heart! Davide Cali is a Swiss–born, Italian award–winning author of picture books and graphic novels. He has been published in 25 countries. Miguel Tanco is an award–winning Spanish illustrator who studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts of New York.

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AGES 5 to 7 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-84976-747-7 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

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Pierre's New Hair BY JOSEPH HOLLIS

A joyful and colorful debut picture book about a quiff–loving bear who discovers that it’s not all about looks

SELLING POINTS HILARIOUS AND ASTUTE: Hollis’s illustrations perfectly capture the frustrations of trying to get your hair to do as it’s told on a important day. CONFIDENCE BOOSTER: Great for kids interested in sports or activities requiring teamwork and practice, as well as for those interested in fashion and design and fitting in with their peers. AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR: Hollis won the V&A Student Illustrator of the Year and was highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 10 1/4" - 260mm * HEIGHT: 10 1/4" - 260mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 5 to 7 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-84976-746-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99

ËxHSLIOJy767460z Pierre is a bear who loves hair! From beehives to buzzcuts to mullets and mohawks! His favorite roller skating team, The Poodle Squad, have the best hair around! Pierre and his friends decide to enter a roller skating competition to impress The Poodle Squad and put in hours of practice, training, hair styling, and costume planning. What will happen, though, when Pierre can’t get the perfect quiff and is running late? Will he make it to the competition on time? And will he still have the confidence to skate with his friends? Joseph Hollis is an award–winning illustrator and author. He studied for his MA in children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. He has long since given up on the pursuit of perfect hair and has never been particularly good at roller skating, but continues to believe that one must pursue their passions. This is his debut picture book.

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Mr. Filkins in the Desert BY QUENTIN BLAKE

Renowned illustrator and storyteller Quentin Blake shows us that small acts of kindness are the stuff of life

SELLING POINTS NEW CHILDREN’S CLASSIC: A new tale by one of the world’s best–known and greatest–loved illustrators, Sir Quentin Blake. WHIMSICAL TALE: An inspiring story about—at its heart—the importance of being kind.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 3 to 5 KIDS FICTION ISBN 978-1-84976-750-7 US $18.99 CAN $23.99

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When Mr. Flikins sets off for his 90th birthday party, he has no idea how eventful the journey will be. Crossing the desert to visit his family, armed only with a picnic, a walking stick, and an umbrella, Mr. Flikins faces (and hides from) many remarkable dangers. Luckily he has in his backpack something quite ordinary that turns out to have extraordinary powers. With this characteristically beautiful new story, celebrated author and illustrator Quentin Blake shows us, with the wisdom born of a lifetime observing humans and other creatures, that small acts of kindness are the stuff of life. Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the illustration department from 1978 to 1986. In addition to being known for his collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have contributed to his reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and an inspiration for artists everywhere.

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Prognosis/Saudi Arabia AN ARTIST'S ODYSSEY

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TEXT AND ART BY AHMED MATER, EDITED BY EDITED BY EDWARD BOOTH-CLIBBORN & STEPHEN STAPLETON; CONVERSATION WITH GILLES KEPEL

An insider’s view of Saudi Arabia through art, social transformation, environment, faith, urbanism, and history

One of the most significant Arab artists of the 21st century A visual odyssey through Saudi Arabia that places the author’s life and work within a remarkable historical context Explores religion, oil, geopolitics, and society through art Captures the country’s changes from the 1979 Islamic Revolution to the present moment of major social transformation

SPECIFICATIONS * 800 color illustrations * 444 pages * WIDTH: 9 2/3" - 245mm * HEIGHT: 11 3/4" - 298mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER ISBN 978-1-86154-387-5 US $80.00 CAN $100.00

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A richly illustrated and superbly designed book, Prognosis explores 40 years of seismic change in one of the most complex and little–understood countries on earth. Through his personal and historical archives, Ahmed Mater has created a book that gets to the very heart of Saudi Arabia, its origins and its uncertain future. Mater has continuously confronted his traditional background, uncovering the unofficial histories that have shaped the present. His work expands on broader ideas of Islamic culture in an era of globalization and reflects on the region in the context of wider 21st century narratives. Mapping his life and work from Abha to Jeddah, Mecca and Riyadh, the book offers an unprecedented insight into changes forged by and in Saudi Arabia, and its significance in world religion, culture, and geopolitics. From Ahmed Mater’s training as a community doctor on the Saudi– Yemeni border to his rise as Saudi Arabia’s most radical young artist to his insider role in cultural policy, Prognosis is a revelatory artistic journey into one of the most talked–about societies on earth. Physician–turned–artist Ahmed Mater is one of the most significant cultural voices documenting contemporary Saudi Arabia.

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The Traveling Camera

LEWIS HINE AND THE FIGHT TO END CHILD LABOR BY ALEXANDRA HINRICHS; ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL GARLAND

This picture book chronicles the travels of Lewis Hine, who used his camera to document child labor in the 20th century Praise for The Traveling Camera “This book is stunning, both in words and pictures, truly a snapshot of history.” —Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon, Devil’s Arithmetic, and I Am The Storm “Lyrical writing combines with charming illustrations to deepen the reader’s engagement with Hine and the children he cared about. The Traveling Camera offers a way of looking at history as a confluence of art, activism, and social change.” —Uma Krishnaswami, author of Book Uncle and Me and Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh “A beautiful and heartwarming book—I give it my highest recommendation.” —Kate Sampsell–Willman, author of Lewis Hine as Social Critic

SELLING POINTS TIMELY TOPIC: An important reminder of the significance of those who fight for social justice. RELATABLE SUBJECT: Children enjoy learning about how other children live and the challenges they overcome. EDUCATIONAL TITLE: The book includes extensive back matter that covers Hine’s life and career, child labor throughout history and today, archival photography, and art for social change.

SPECIFICATIONS * 21 color illustrations; 32 black-and-white illustrations

* 32 pages

* WIDTH: 10" - 254mm * HEIGHT: 9" - 229mm * Hardcover POB PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 6 to 9 JUVENILE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-947440-06-7 US $17.99 CAN $22.99

ËxHSLJOHy440067z Stunning visuals and poetic text combine to tell the inspiring story of Lewis Hine (1874–1940), a teacher and photographer who employed his art as a tool for social reform. Working for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), Hine traveled the country, taking pictures of children as young as five toiling under dangerous conditions in cotton mills, seafood canneries, farms, and coal mines. He often wore disguises to sneak into factories, impersonating a machinery inspector or traveling salesman. He said, “If I could tell this story in words, I wouldn't need to lug a camera.” His poignant pictures attracted national attention and were instrumental in the passage of child labor laws. The Traveling Camera includes extensive back matter with timelines, original photographs, and a bibliography. Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs is the author of Thérèse Makes a Tapestry (Getty, 2018) and I Am Made of Mountains (Charlesbridge, 2022). She holds MAs in US history and in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She works as a middle school librarian in Maine. Michael Garland is a bestselling author and illustrator of many books including Ferry Boat (Holiday House, 2021), Pizza Mouse (Penguin Random House, 2017), and Birds Make Nests (Holiday House, 2018).

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The Brave Little Gorilla BY NADINE ROBERT; ILLUSTRATED BY GWENDAL LE BEC

Discover the story of a brave gorilla unfairly accused of stealing— but the truth will sooner or later come out of someone's mouth!

SELLING POINTS A POIGNANT STORY: Deals with slander and presumption on one side; courage and virtue on the other, and shows us the gap between perception and reality. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Encourages reflection about the risk of accusing someone without evidence. DISCOVERY: As the story is set in a tropical forest, the expressionist images also act as a beautiful and subtle bestiary.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 44 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/4" - 210mm * HEIGHT: 11" - 279mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 4 to 8 ISBN 978-1-990252-00-6 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Little Gorilla stole the flamingo’s eggs! Grivet, who was hiding behind an old stump, saw him! Well, at least, that’s what he thinks he saw. . . . And that’s what he told Chimpanzee. And here they are both on the heels of this naughty bandit. However, Little Gorilla is only helping his grandfather. Is Grivet jumping to conclusions? Nadine Robert began her career as a video game designer and director of animated films. Her first picture book, Joseph Fipps, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Founder of the publishing house Comme des geants, she has always had a strong passion for children’s illustrated books. She lives near Montreal, Canada, with her family. Gwendal Le Bec is a French illustrator and writer based in New York. His practice is varied, with a focus on editorial and children’s books. In 2011, his book Le Roi des oiseaux received the award for the best picture book at the Montreuil Children’s Book Fair in France.

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The New Friend

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BY CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW; ILLUSTRATED BY BENJAMIN CHAUD

A poignant evocation of childhood pain and jealousy at the desertion of a best friend, with a message of optimism and empowerment

THE FRAGILE NATURE OF FRIENDSHIP: This story subtly explores the complexity of friendship and the way we can treasure memories of an old friend but still hope for a new one! GROWTH: Gently and sensitively shows children how to face such a situation. REDISCOVERY OF THIS CLASSIC: Illustrated by award– winning illustrator Benjamin Chaud, who offers a beautiful and immersive experience in nature, rediscover Charlotte Zolotow's story, originally published in 1968.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 44 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 215mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 275mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: AUGUST

AGES 3 to 7 ISBN 978-1-990252-01-3 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

ËxHSLJTAy252013z A child reminisces about the many joyful and playful moments she used to share with her dear old buddy, who has made a new friend. But although she is sad, she finds the strength to keep her head high and sets out to find a new playmate. Iconic American author Charlotte Zolotow was also a poet, editor, and publisher of over 70 picture books for children. Her work was published by more than 20 different houses (many of which she outlived!). In 1998, the Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a published picture book was created. Benjamin Chaud was born in the Hautes–Alpes and studied drawing and applied arts at the Arts Appliques in Paris and the Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. His work has received multiple awards, and his books have been recommended by the New York Times. He was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Little Pea's Grand Journey BY DAVIDE CALI; ILLUSTRATED BY SÉBASTIEN MOURRAIN

What is the best solution to a creative dry spell? A Great Journey!

SELLING POINTS QUEST FOR IDEAS: A brilliant story about the relationship between travel and art. UNCONVENTIONAL HERO: Little Pea shows us that just because you are small, it doesn't mean you cannot accomplish or experience great things! IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE: Plunge into the lush garden where Little Pea and his friends roam.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 36 pages

* WIDTH: 7 1/2" - 190mm * HEIGHT: 9 1/2" - 240mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

AGES 4 to 6 ISBN 978-1-990252-02-0 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £10.99

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Little Pea illustrates stamps for a living. He has painted insects, tomatoes, cars, and flowers. What should he draw next? He is short on inspiration. . . . So he sets off on a great journey and a quest for ideas in his bright red plane. And who knows where he will land? Internationally renowned children’s author Davide Cali is a Swiss–born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults. He lives in Italy. His work has been published in 25 countries and translated into many languages. Sébastien Mourrain is the illustrator of over 40 picture books and documentaries, published, among others, by Gallimard, Seuil, Bayard, and Milan. He lives in Lyon, France.

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Can You Hear Me?

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BY EKATERINA TRUKHAN

Discover this poetic riddle that engages all your senses! This book is about the importance of our connection with nature

CONNECTION: This book is about the importance of our connection with nature. In a simple and kind manner, Ekaterina Trukhan, the author and illustrator, shows us how to deepen our relationship with nature through our senses. POETIC: A narrative voice guides us through this precise text, that encourages us to slow down and reflect away from our fast–paced lives. PLAYFUL: Pleasing to the eyes, the soft pastel illustrations are cheerful and whimsical.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 40 pages

* WIDTH: 9 3/4" - 248mm * HEIGHT: 7 1/2" - 191mm * Hardcover PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 2 to 5 ISBN 978-1-990252-03-7 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK £10.99

ËxHSLJTAy252037z Can you smell the spring wildflowers? How does it feel when you stroke a rough tree bark? What about the sight of fluffy clouds? Nature surrounds us all. But are we really paying attention? Ekaterina Trukhan is a Russian illustrator and author. She holds a degree in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts. She creates illustrations for children’s books, magazines, and companies. She is the author of several children’s book published in the UK, USA, Russia, and Slovakia.

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Quiet!

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BY CÉLINE CLAIRE; ILLUSTRATED BY MAGALI LE HUCHE

Mr. Martin finds a magical solution to maintain calm and silence around him. But how long will he enjoy his time away from everyone?

TOGETHERNESS: This tale is about tolerance and an ode to the sweet music of life that brings us all together. FINDING BALANCE: Mr. Martin’s bubble shows us both sides of solitude; how it is often needed but how it can also lead to isolation. LIVELINESS: An adventure into a detailed and magical world.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 56 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 215mm * HEIGHT: 11 1/4" - 285mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

AGES 4 to 7 ISBN 978-1-990252-04-4 US $17.99 CAN $22.99 UK £12.99

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Mr. Martin enjoys tranquility. He likes to drink his coffee in silence, read his newspaper quietly, and take peaceful naps. His neighbors are aware of that, but they easily forget it. So much so that the noise they make drives Mr. Martin up the wall. One day, he decides to take matters into his own hands… Céline Claire was born in France, near a fir forest in the Vosges department. She used to read so many stories to her elementary school pupils that it made her want to write her own. Ten years and over thirty books later, she still has many more ideas. Magali Le Huche is well known for her audacious and humorous style. She loves to bring magical and eccentric characters to life.

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Animals That Might Exist by Professor O'Logist BY STÉPHANE NICOLET; ILLUSTRATED BY JEAN-BAPTISTE DROUOT

From animals that sing a tune to others that no longer fly, this mockumentary introduces us to magical beasts that we have never encountered! But do not assume that they do not exist . . . Professor O'Logist has scrupulously examined them

SELLING POINTS ENCYCLOPEDIC TWIST: Filled with ludicrous facts, descriptions, spoofs, and written in a rich language, discover the “very serious” work of Professor O’Logist. LAUGH–OUT–LOUD: The hilarious illustrations and notes of the scientist will have you bursting out laughing at every board! GREAT GIFT FOR CURIOUS READERS: Animals That Might Exist is the perfect addition to the bookshelf of any fan of fantastic creatures.

SPECIFICATIONS * Full-color illustrations throughout

* 80 pages

* WIDTH: 8 1/2" - 216mm * HEIGHT: 10 3/4" - 273mm * Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

AGES 7 to 10 ISBN 978-1-990252-05-1 US $19.99 CAN $23.99 UK £10.99

ËxHSLJTAy252051z Professor O'Logist has traveled the world in search of astonishing animals and bugs to classify. He has logged all his drawings and writings in a naturalist's notebook that was lost for years. Recently found, it has just been released as a limited edition! This rare encyclopedia is filled with previously unobserved creatures. But did the professor make them up? Regardless of the truth, this book is simply hilarious and fascinating! Both an author and illustrator, Stéphane Nicolet has produced illustrations (documentaries, comic books, fiction) for many publishers such as Mama Josefa and Éditions Nathan. He lives with his family in the southwest of France. After studying in applied arts, Jean–Baptiste Drouot worked in graphic design and in the video game industry before venturing into the world of illustration. Since then, he has worked with Editions Bayard, Fleurus, Hélium, Nathan, and Les 400 coups. He lives in Clichy, France.

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Back cover from Home Made Basics Slim Aarons Style Slim Aarons and Getty Images New Native Kitchen Quentin Bacon Cheese Bible Erika Kubick; Author photo: Boaz Walker, Good Pepper Gabriel Kreuther Evan Sung Arty Parties Julia Sherman; author photo Emily Wren Photography Louis Vuitton: Extraordinary Voyages (top) Elegant woman with her Alzer and Cotteville

suitcases, a Marin bag, and a Monogram canvas Vanity case, 1960s. Paris, Louis Vuitton archives.

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Special Markets Monica Shah Executive Director, Special Markets and National Accounts T  212-229-8801 F 212-414-5785 E  mshah@abramsbooks.com Nadine Sferratore Director, Special Sales T 212-229-8880 F  212-414-5785 E nsferratore@abramsbooks.com

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U.S. BOOK TRADE SALES REPRESENTATIVES west: CA, AZ, NM, NV, CO, UT, HI, AK, ID, MT, WY, WA, OR Karel/Dutton Group 1111 Pueblito Rd Corrales, NM 87048 T 818-269-4882 F 877-847-1619 E dory.dutton@valleyvillagemail.com Selected Northwest Accounts: CA, OR, WA, CO Andrew Weiner 1006 Ventura Avenue Albany, CA 94706 T 510-558-8563 F  510-525-1989 E aweiner@abramsbooks.com Midwest: MI, IN, KY, IL, IA, MO, KS, OH, MN, WI, ND, SD, NE Fujii Associates Inc. Beth Chang 75 Sunny Hill Drive Troy, MO 63379 T 402-476-6199 E beth@fujiiassociates.com Northeast & Mid-Atlantic: MA, CT, NH, ME, RI, VT, DC, MD, DE, WV, PA, NY, NJ Chesapeake & Hudson Inc. 115 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716 T 800-231-4469 F  800-307-5163 E robin@cheshud.com South: TX, OK, AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, VA, SC, NC, TN Southern Territory Associates 706 Magnolia Street Greensboro, NC 27401 T 336-574-1879 F  336-275-3290 E hasmits@aol.com  w southernterritory.com

U.S. GIFT TRADE SALES REPRESENTATIVES

INFORMATION TO THE TRADE

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Anne McGilvray/Square One ND, SD, MN 110301 Bren Road West Minneapolis Gift Mart Orange Gallery, Room 378 Minnetonka, MN 55343 t 952-932-7153  e minneapolis@annemcgilvray.com Rep Factor IL, WI t 847-428-4020 e lesliewarner@earthlink.net Anne McGilvray & Company/Park Ave WA, OR, MT, ID, AK t  800-527-1462  w annemcgilvray.com Stephen Young CA, HI, CO, AZ, NV, UT, NM, WY 1933 S. Broadway, Ste. 830 Los Angeles, CA 90007 t 800-282-5863  w stephenyoung.net

CANADA Canadian Manda Group 664 Annette Street Toronto, Canada M6S 2C8 T 416-516-0911 F 416-516-0917 E info@mandagroup.com

North American Ordering and Customer Service Information Hachette Book Group USA T 800-759-0190 (8:30 AM–5:30 PM EST) E customerservice@hbgusa.com

Pricing and Shipping: Prices in this catalog are suggested retail prices only. Any reseller is free to charge whatever he or she wishes for the books listed. Titles, prices, publication dates, and other contents of this catalog are subject to change without notice. Although ABRAMS will make every effort to follow reasonable shipping instructions, we will not accept responsibility or chargebacks for deviations from these instructions.

Anne McGilvray TX, KS, OK, IA, IN, AR, LA, NE, MO 2332 Valdina Street Dallas, TX 75207 t 800-527-1462 w annemcgilvray.com Simblist Group MS, TN, AL, GA, FL, NC, SC 40 John Portman Blvd NW Americasmart / Bldg 2 / Suite 1621 Atlanta, GA 30303 t 404-524-2812  w simblistgroup.com Harper Group NY Metro, MD, VA, WV, DC, PA, DE, NJ, MI, OH, KY 230 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 311 New York, NY 10001 t 212-868-1802  w harpergroup.com Main Street Reps ME, NH, CT, RI, VT, MA, Upstate NY 44 Haggetts Pond Rd. Andover, MA 01810 t 978-259-1307  w mainstreetreps.com

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Abrams & Chronicle Books Ltd 1st Floor 1 West Smithfield London  EC1A 9JU W  abramsandchronicle.co.uk

GREAT BRITAIN

EUROPE

ASIA

General inquiries

France

Turkey and Middle East

T  +44 (0)20 7213 2060 E info@abramsandchronicle.co.uk

Tiffany Georges T  +33 (0)670 101 981 e  t.georges@hotmail.fr

Kit Clothier T  +971 568 238 600 E kit@fennecbooks.co.uk

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

India

Gabriele Kern P.S. Publishers’ Services T  +49 69 510 694 E  gabriele.kern@publishersservices.de

Kapil Kapoor Roli Books T  +91 1140 682 000 E  kapilkapoor@rolibooks.com

Tabitha Ward Director of Trade Sales T  +44 (0)20 7713 2078 M  +44 (0)7507 372 449 E  tward@abramsandchronicle.co.uk Sharon Gordon Director of Special Sales T +44 (0)20 7713 2062 E sgordon@abramsandchronicle.co.uk To find your local rep contact: Casey Allen Sales Assistant T  +44 (0)20 7713 2077 E callen@abramsandchronicle.co.uk

Press and Marketing Information Contact: publicity@abramsandchronicle.co.uk marketing@abramsandchronicle.co.uk Sally Oliphant Director of Publicity and Marketing T  +44 (0)20 7713 2066 E  soliphant@abramsandchronicle.co.uk

Ireland John Fitzpatrick M  +353 872 469 859 E  johnfitz.books@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL Noortje van Lienen Director of International Sales T  +44 (0)20 7713 2071 M  +44 (0)7939 662379 E nvanlienen@abramsandchronicle.co.uk Karina Boensoe International Concept Stores + Online Sales T  +44(0)1609 1291309 E kboensoe@abramsandchronicle.co.uk

Greece and Cyprus Isabella Curtis Padovani Books T  +30 210 721 8995 E  isabella@padovanibooks.com

Italy and Portugal Penny Padovani Padovani Books T  +39 0575 614 338  E  penny@padovanibooks.com

The Netherlands and Belgium Francine Siemer-Ankersmit T  +31(0) 62 62 3 67 68  E  f.siemer@62damrak.nl

ASIA AND OCEANIA China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Rance Ru Sino Publishing Services Limited e  rance@sinopubservice.com m  +85 13521555031

Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar Suk Lee e  slee888@startmail.com

Spain Jenny Padovani Frias Padovani Books t  +34 637 027 587 E  jenny@padovanibooks.com

Nordic Countries Suzanne Bach-Marklund Scandinavian Sales Manager T  +45 (0)278 920 07 e suzanne@bach-marklund.com

Russia and Eastern Europe Cristian Juncu T  +40 722 454 800  E  Cristian@j4.ro

AFRICA Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon Anita Zih-De Haan A-Z Africa Services T  +31 10 415 4250  E  anita.zih@azabs.nl

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN David Williams Intermediaamericana Ltd. E david@intermediaamericana.com M  +44 7761 977823

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd 11 Central Boulevard Portside Business Park Fishermans Bend, Victoria 3207 Australia T  +61 3 9646 7788  E  Enquiries@thameshudson.com.au Head of Sales: Louise Lawson E  l.lawson@thameshudson.com.au Product and Operations Manager: Mark Haldane E  m.haldane@thameshudson.com.au

South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, and Botswana Jonathan Bell Publishers 66 Mimetes Road Denver Johannesburg, 2094 South Africa Brunette Mokgotlhoa T  +27 11 601 8000 E  Brunette.Mokgotlhoa@jonathanbell.co.za

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