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Childr en’ s Assor tments

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Contents Amulet Books 2 The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee 4 NERDS Book Three: The Cheerleaders of Doom

Abrams Books for Young Readers 30 Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show 32 The Frank Show

5 NERDS Book Four: The Villain Virus

33 Hit the Road, Jack

6 Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

34 Because You Are My Teacher

7 Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite

35 The Princess of 8th Street

8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

36 Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

10 Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy Big Bad Ironclad! 12 A Topps League Story Book Three: Zip It!

37 Ten Creepy Monsters 38 Buffalo Bird Girl 39 Meet Me at the Art Museum 40 Babar

13 A Topps League Story Book Four: The 823rd Hit

42 Little Elephants

14 When You Wish upon a Rat

44 Emancipation Proclamation

15 The Icarus Project

45 Discovering Black America

16 Oopsy Daisy: A Flower Power Book

46 I Heart Hello Kitty® Activity Book

17 Awesome Blossom: A Flower Power Book 18 Shadow on the Mountain

Abrams Appleseed

20 The Quick Fix

47 Hello Kitty® Stitch & Sew Lacing Cards

22 Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies

48 Andrew Drew and Drew

23 A Soldier’s Secret

50 Montessori Letter Work

24 Splintered

Montessori Number Work

26 League of Strays

52 PANTONE®: Box of Color

27 Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes 28 Do You Wonder Why? 29 Misfit

54 Now I Am Big!

53 Apple I Can Do It Myself! 56 Ben Loves Bear

On the cover: Art from Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show (front) and Splintered (back) Clockwise from top right: Art from Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite, Now I Am Big!, A Topps League Story, Story Hit the Road, Jack, and Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

57 A Year with Friends 58 The Sun Is Yellow The Table That Ran Away to the Woods 59 David Carter 60 A–Z of Dangerous Food At Our House 61 Make Your Mark 62 I Can Count My Vest Is White Round, Square, Triangle Also of Interest 63 Martin Luther King Jr. A Very Candy Christmas Economix One Good Deed 64 Information to the Trade Image Credits

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Accolades and praise for New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Accolades and praise for

IndieBound bestseller

New York Times bestseller

Publishers Weekly bestseller

IndieBound bestseller

★ “Angleberger’s just-as-funny follow-up to The Strange Case of

2011 E. B. White Read-Aloud Award winner, Middle Reader

Origami Yoda delves deeper into the mystery of the helpful paper Yoda in a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority.

2011 ALSC Notable Children’s Book for Middle Readers

Pitch-perfect middle school milieu and enough Star Wars references

2011 IRA Young Adults’ Choice

(and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones.” —Kirkus, starred review

2011 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts (NCBLA)

“In this imaginative sequel . . . author Tom Angleberger

2010 Cybils winner, Middle Grade Fiction

has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life, with its shifting allegiances, squeals,

2011 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book

moans, and misgivings.” —Washington Post

2011–2012 Great Lakes Great Books Award nominee, Grades 6 to 8

“Darth Paper offers further proof that Angleberger really understands

2011 Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for

middle schoolers and the daily dramas that engulf them, while still

Children’s Literature nominee

finding the humor inherent in their situations.” —Scripps News

2011 Little d Award nominee Barnes & Noble’s Best Kids’ Books of 2010 list

Origami Yoda, Darth Paper, and Fortune Wookiee 36-copy mixed floor display

New York Public Library’s Children’s Books 2010 list

(12 copies each book; pictured)

Boston Globe’s Top 10 Children’s Books of 2010 list

IsBN 978-1-4197-0572-4

Bankstreet College of Education’s 2011 Best

ISBN$502.20 978-1-4197-0572-4 us CAN $538.20

Children’s Books of the Year list “A delightful first novel . . . Seeing how [he] grows and

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee

matures is engaging and believable.” —New York Times

24-copy floor display

“Mr. Angleberger’s goofy entertainment is exactly

IsBN 978-1-4197-0571-7

calibrated to delight that cohort of boys who are old

ISBN$334.80 978-1-4197-0571-7 us CAN $358.80

enough to notice girls but not quite brave enough yet to, you know, really talk to them.” —Wall Street Journal

also avail ab le

Edgar Nominee

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Horton Halfpott HC

Fake Mustache

ISBN 978-0-8109-8425-7

ISBN 978-0-8109-9715-8

ISBN 978-1-4197-0194-8

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Art on pages 2–3 by Jason Rosenstock. © 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd and ™. Title character and place names protected by applicable trademark laws. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.


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A N O R I g A m I YO dA B O O k

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■ Breakout hit: The series has

By To m A n g l e B e r g e r

The much-anticipated third book in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series

sold more than 2 million copies and spent many weeks on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound bestseller lists ■ talented author: Angleberger is

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an exciting voice in middle-grade fiction, with spot-on portrayals of kids at this awkward age ■ Broad reader appeal: Called “an ideal next book for Wimpy kid enthusiasts” (Boston Globe) and “reluctant-reader platinum” (100 Scope Notes), this series is perfect for reluctant and keen readers ■ Interactive bonus: Includes instructions so readers can make their own Fortune Wookiees

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With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own—no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight—a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It’s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that’s just as good as Yoda’s—even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the unimaginable happened? Has Dwight become normal? It’s up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that it’s in his weirdness that his greatness lies. With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy follow-up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, which includes The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache. Visit him online at www.OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

NERdS BOOk ThREE: ThE ChEERLEAdERS OF dOOm ■

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Now papein rback

BY M I C H A E L B u C K L E Y

The third installment in the New York Times bestselling series

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The NERDS series combines the excitement of international  espionage with the awkwardness of elementary school as it follows  the adventures of a group of unpopular fifth graders who run a spy  network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge  science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities,  and the results are awesome, inspiring—and hilarious.

ISBN 978-1-4197-0023-1 ISBN$6.95 978-1-4197-0023-1 US CAN $7.95

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kick butt courtesy of her nanobyte-enhanced inhalers. Matilda loves pro wrestling and hates anything “girlie.” Unfortunately for Wheezer, when a former-NERD-turned-villain gets extensive plastic surgery in order to become a cheerleader, Matilda must swallow her pride to successfully infiltrate the squad. The villain with pom-poms, Gerdie Baker, has created a device that opens portals to other worlds, and if Matilda doesn’t find a way to destroy it, the fates of all the worlds will be at stake.

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aGeS 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

Book FouR: ThE vILLAIN vIRus ■

By M i c h a e l B u c k l e y

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The fourth and penultimate book in Michael Buckley’s wildly popular series about the nerdiest spy team in the world

■ Fan favorite: Told from the Pov of Flinch, a fan favorite ■ Bestselling series: The first books in the series have spent

praise for the

weeks on the New York Times

NeRdS series

bestseller list, with more than a

New York Times bestselling series

million copies in print ■ Reluctant-reader appeal: These books are packed with laughs

“Charming and funny.” —Publishers Weekly

and are a hit with boys ■ Author’s track record: Buckley’s

“Funny, clever,

sisters Grimm series has sold

and thoroughly

more than 1 million copies

entertaining.” —School Library Journal “The inventive details,

■ Motion picture planned: The creators of Gnomeo and Juliet (Elton John and David Furnish) are making a NERDs movie

story, and made-up futuristic technology will keep pages turning.” —Kirkus

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A virus has infected Arlington, Virginia, home of NERDS headquarters, and it’s much worse than your run-of-the-mill flu. Instead of coughing and sneezing, the victims of this voracious virus are transformed into superintelligent criminal masterminds. Soon nearly everyone—including some of the NERDS team—is plotting to take over the world. And who’s to blame for this nasty infection? None other than former NERDS teammate Heathcliff Hodges. With more people breaking out into evil cackles every day, it’s up to Flinch, the hyperactive superspy with a sweet tooth, to stop the virus. He needs to destroy the virus at its source, and to do that he’s going to have to get inside Heathcliff’s head—literally. Flinch will have to miniaturize himself and take a fantastic voyage through the supervillain’s body to fight white blood cells, stomach acid, and a nest of nasty nanobytes in the hope that he can save the world from . . . the Villain Virus. Michael Buckley is the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series and a new picture book, Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show (see pages 32–33). He has also written and developed shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Discovery Channel. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit www.TeamNerds.com.

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hereville

AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

h O W m I R k A g OT h E R S W O R d ■

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Now papein rback

BY B A R RY D E u T S C H

Full-color illustrations

Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Isaac Bashevis Singer!

144 pages, 6 × 9" Paperback RIGHTS: WoRld

Praise for Hereville: How

PUB MONTH: oCtoBER

Mirka Got Her Sword

IsBN 978-1-4197-0619-6

★ “Utterly ingenious.”

ISBN 978-1-4197-0619-6

us $9.95

CAN $10.95 50995

—Kirkus, starred review ★ “Without a doubt,

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the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar none.” —School Library Journal, starred review ★ “A terrific story, told with skill and lots of heart.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ “Mirka is a spunky, emotionally realistic, and fun heroine.” —Booklist, starred review “Sequel, please!” —Horn Book Magazine

Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking,  adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine. A  delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen  commotion, this fun, quirky graphic novel series will captivate  middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining  new heroine. 

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Spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg isn’t interested in knitting lessons from her stepmother, or how-to-find-a-husband advice from her sister, or you-better-not warnings from her brother. There’s only one thing she does want: to fight dragons! Granted, no dragons have been breathing fire around Hereville, the Orthodox Jewish community

Hereville HC

where Mirka lives, but that doesn’t stop the plucky girl from honing her skills. She fearlessly stands up

ISBN 978-0-8109-8422-6

to local bullies. She battles a very large, very menacing pig. And she boldly accepts a challenge from a

ISBN 978-0-8109-8422-6

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mysterious witch, a challenge that could bring Mirka her heart’s desire: a dragon-slaying sword! All she has to do is find—and outwit—the giant troll who’s got it!

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AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

hOW mIRk A mET A mETEORITE ■

BY B A R RY D E u T S C H

s e lling points

A sequel to the Eisner-nominated and Sydney Taylor Award–winning graphic novel

■ Award-winning author: deutsch’s debut graphic novel, Hereville, won the Sydney Taylor Award and was nominated

Awards for

for Eisner, harvey, Ignatz, and

Hereville: How Mirka

Nebula awards

got Her sword

■ Critical success with four

Sydney Taylor Award

starred reviews: The first book

Eisner nomination

in the series earned top praise from Kirkus, School Library

Harvey nomination Ignatz nomination Nebula nomination

Journal, Publishers Weekly, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books ■ top 10 lists: debuted on School Library Journal’s Best Comics for kids and Booklist’s Top 10 great graphic Novels for Teens lists, among others

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 128 pages, 6 × 9" Hardcover RIGHTS: WoRld PUB MONTH: NovEMBER IsBN 978-1-4197-0398-0 ISBN 978-1-4197-0398-0

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Mirka is back, and she’s still the only sword-brandishing, monster-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl in town. Or so she thinks. When a misguided troll aims a meteor at the witch’s house, the witch grabs hold of the closest thing possible to transform the flying, flaming rock—and that would be Mirka’s hair. The meteor is changed, all right: it’s now Mirka’s identical twin. Doppelganger Mirka, vowing to be a better version of the real girl, sets out to charm all of Hereville, including Mirka’s own family. Our heroine challenges the meteor girl to a three-part contest . . . and the loser will be banished from Hereville forever! Barry deutsch won the 2010 Sydney Taylor Award and was nominated for Eisner, Harvey, Ignatz, and Nebula awards that year. He won the national Charles M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist in 2000 and was nominated for Comic-Con’s Russ Manning Award for Promising Newcomer in 2008. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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OVER 60 MILLION COPIES OF THE The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

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Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, DC, area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

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Pine City Porcupines batboy Chad breaks an important unofficial rule of baseball: Don’t talk to the starting pitcher when he’s got a perfect game going, where not a single opponent has reached base. Now, because Chad opened his mouth, the entire Pines dugout is upset, and the team may lose to the second-to-last-place West Valley Varmints. Chad has to consult his baseball card collection to figure out how to help his beloved Pines pull off the perfect game.

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Teddy “Bear” Larrabee, a slugger on the Pine City Porcupines, gets his 823rd base hit on his

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Kurtis scaletta is the author of several acclaimed middle school novels, including Mudville, one of Booklist’s 2009 Top 10 Sports Books for Youth. He lives in Minneapolis. Eric Wight is the creator of the popular Frankie Pickle illustrated chapter book series. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

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When You Wish upon a Rat ■

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A fresh, unforgettable wish-gone-wrong novel by a bestselling author

■ Strong sales in Australia: McCarthy’s novel Queen Kat, Carmel & St. Jude Get a Life has sold more than 70,000 copies, Rose by Any Other Name has sold 30,000 copies, and Somebody’s Crying has sold 20,000 copies ■ Great critical track record: Booklist and Kirkus gave Rose by Any Other Name starred reviews

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With echoes of such classic wish-gone-wrong books as Freaky Friday, Half Magic, and Coraline, this terrific novel has the potential to become a middle-grade staple. Eleven-year-old Ruth Craze is pretty sure she’s stuck in the wrong life. With an absentminded inventor for a father and a flighty artist for a mother, it’s always reliable Ruth who ends up doing the dishes, paying the bills, and finding lost socks. Her brothers are no help (they’re too busy teasing her), and her friends have just decided she’s not cool enough to be a part of their group anymore. So when Rodney the Rat—a slightly sinister stuffed animal that was a gift from her favorite aunt—suggests a way out, Ruth is ready to risk everything. Three wishes. Three chances to create her perfect life. A million ways to get it wrong. Maureen McCarthy, a bestseller in her native Australia, is the author of Cross My Heart (short-listed for four literary awards), Chain of Hearts (short-listed for the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2000 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards), Rose by Any Other Name, and Somebody’s Crying. This is her first middle-grade novel.

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A mysterious middle-grade tale of an intrepid girl’s otherworldly Arctic discovery

gives kids a chance to travel to the strange, isolated, yet fascinating Arctic ■ Science and exploration: Maya is curious about the world around her and tackles mysteries with a scientific mind ■ Adventure: The story’s twists and turns read like a Michael Crichton adventure for kids, making it perfect for reluctant readers

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More than anything, Maya wants to discover something incredible. Her parents are scientists: Her mother spends most of her time in tropical rainforests, uncovering ancient artifacts, and her dad is obsessed with digging up mammoths. When her father gets invited by an eccentric billionaire to lead a team investigating a mammoth’s remains in the Arctic, Maya begs to come along. Upon her arrival at the isolated camp, the mammoth is quickly revealed to be a fake, but there is something hidden in

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the ice—something unbelievable. Along with a team of international experts, each with his or her own agenda and theory about the mystery in the ice, Maya learns more about this discovery, which will change her life forever. Laura Quimby expertly mixes adventure, science, and wonder into a page-turning story perfect for middle-grade explorers.

The Carnival of Lost Souls

Laura Quimby is the author of The Carnival of Lost Souls, which Booklist called “a nicely

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paced, clever mix of ghost story and sideshow spectacle.” She holds a degree in English

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literature from Towson University in Maryland, where she lives with her family. Visit her online at www.lauraquimby.com.

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The Flower Power books follow the funny fifth-grade adventures  of four girls with little in common but their flower names who,  nevertheless, blossom into the greatest of friends.

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head and who always seems to be around at Katie-Rose’s most embarrassing moments. Yasaman isn’t quite ready for a boyfriend either, but she does have a brilliant matchmaking plan for two of her favorite people, and she recruits the other girls to join. The targets: beloved teachers Mr. Emerson

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lovebirds together at their school’s “Lock-In,” a teacher-chaperoned evening of fun, fabulosity, and possibly even romance. The trouble? Ms. Perez isn’t planning on coming. And when the fourth flower friend, Violet, mysteriously pulls out, too, it seems as if the Lock-In will be no fun at all. But these flowers don’t wilt so easily . . .

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The fourth book in the Flower Power series

reviews, Kirkus called the series “A triumph!” and Booklist said it “displays a shining awareness of and sensitivity to the highly textured society of tween girls” ■ Bestselling author: myracle has sold more than 2 million copies of her books for teens and tweens ■ Fun format: Told in an innovative mix of blog, screenplay, journal, and straight narrative from four points of view ■ great multiethnic cast: diverse, relatable group of girls bucks the norm for friendship novels

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Katie-Rose, Milla, Yasaman, and Violet have confronted their share of challenges in fifth grade:

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a dead hamster, turtle theft, trapeze lessons, and pesky boys, just to name a few. Nothing can stop these four fabulous friends. Well, nothing except for their archnemesis, the evil Modessa (a.k.a. “Medusa”). Somehow, Modessa has recruited one of the sweetest girls in the class to be her new sidekick. The flower friends are determined to save Elena, even if it means braving Modessa’s wrath. But it will also mean getting Katie-Rose to focus—she’s a bit too busy NOT flirting with cute-but-annoying Preston. And then there’s Yasaman’s little sister’s birthday “bubblegum” party, which the four friends promised to organize . . . if it’s possible to call anything involving 30 kindergartners organized. Luckily, Violet is back to herself and ready to lead the Flowers to their most glorious triumph. With mean girls, romance, and tons of fifth-grade drama, this critically acclaimed friendship series shows that author Lauren Myracle “has her finger firmly on the pulse of tween girldom.” (Booklist) lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series (ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r), Shine, Rhymes with Witches, Bliss, and the Winnie Years series, among many other books for teens and young people. She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit her online at www.LaurenMyracle.com.

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The other boys groaned and Per aimed a spoonful of ice cream at Ole. The ice cream catapulted out of the spoon, but sailed right past its intended target and continued toward the street. They all followed its trajectory. At first it looked as if it would hit one of the many helmets parading by, but at the last second an officer stepped in front of it and the ice cream landed with a splat on the back of his neck. He stopped. Per took off running. The other boys stayed, but turned their heads away, as if they had always been innocently focused on the other end of the street. Only Espen stared at the officer, curious to see what he would do. The German reached behind his neck and felt the ice cream. Then he turned and fixed his gaze on Espen. The officer smiled and nodded in a friendly way. That’s what they all did. They all tried to act friendly. But before the smile appeared, there had been a moment, a look. It was as if the officer had seen right through Espen. As if he knew about the comments he and his friends had just made, as if he knew the dinner conversations around his family’s table, as if he knew Espen and his sister had a competition going for the best stupid Nazi joke, as if he knew that, right now, there was a stack of illegal newspapers sitting on Espen’s living room floor. It was a look like you give a dog when you know he has chewed up your best pair of shoes and you intend to punish him. I am the master, it said, and you are the dog.


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AGES 10 TO 14 HISTORICAL FICTION

BY M A R G I P R E u S

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A thrilling historical novel from Margi Preus, Newbery Honor–winning and New York Times bestselling author

author: Heart of a Samurai received a 2011 Newbery honor award, was a New York Times bestseller, and earned numerous starred and rave reviews ■ Reluctant-reader appeal: Boys will love the fast-paced story and identify with the main character, Espen, as he sets out on his adventures ■ Real history and great writing: The story is based on the real-life adventures during WWII of a Norwegian, whom Preus interviewed in Norway

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Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During

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five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mis-

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Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Margi Preus is an acclaimed children’s book author and playwright whose first novel, Heart of a Samurai, earned a 2011 Newbery Honor award. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit her online at www.margipreus.com.

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awards and praise for The Big Splash Edgar Award nomination “If middle school had an ‘underworld,’ this book is The Godfather and The Maltese Falcon all rolled into one. Better still, it’s funny, and not just a little.” —gordon Korman, author of Born to Rock ★ “A first novel with an ingenious premise: junior high noir . . . With crisp prose and surprisingly poignant moments, Ferraiolo’s debut entertains on many levels.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ “Highly recommended.” —Library Media Connection, starred review

A quick fix of

She stood out from the Monday afternoon hallway traffic like a gazelle in a herd of cows. She had big, blue eyes and blond, shoulder-length hair that was carefully styled to look carelessly towel-dried. She was thin and athletic, and I’m pretty sure her legs would’ve kept going if the floor wasn’t there to stop them. She was tapping her right foot, making the light blue miniskirt of her official Franklin Middle School Cheerleading ensemble bounce in a rhythm that hypnotized every age-appropriate male within four hundred yards. Her name was Melissa Scott; she was as close to a celebrity as you’d find at the Frank, and at the moment, she was leaning against my locker. “If you’re here for my school spirit, you can have it,” I said. “I haven’t used it in years.” She looked at me as if she couldn’t figure out why I was talking to her. Then it dawned on her. “Matt Stevens?” she asked. “You don’t know? I’ll try not to take that personally.” She pushed her back off my locker, and I could’ve sworn I heard the locker sigh in disappointment. “You’re a detective, right?” she asked in a loud whisper. “I have my moments.” “I want to hire you.”

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The Quick Fix ■

By Jac k D. F e r r a i o lo

ages 9 to 13 MiDDle-graDe Fiction

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The hilarious follow-up to the critical smash The Big Splash

■ Anticipated sequel: Fans of The Big Splash will love this equally entertaining follow-up ■ Talented author: Ferraiolo was nominated for an Edgar Award for The Big Splash and is an Emmy Award–winning writer for the hit PBS series WordGirl ■ Reluctant-reader appeal: Fastpaced, darkly humorous, and full of zippy one-liners, this book will draw in readers in droves

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also aVail aB le In this much-anticipated sequel to The Big Splash, junior high detective Matt Stevens is back on the case, bringing us another hilarious middle school noir. When the star of the basketball team is blackmailed, it’s up to Matt, the lone voice for justice in a morass of middle school corruption, to figure out who’s behind the scheme. Is it eighth-grade crime lord Vinny “Mr. Biggs” Biggio, who has made his name peddling forged hall passes and leading a crew of social assassins who send enemies to the Outs with a humiliating squirt-gun blast below the belt?

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Or is it his lieutenant and Matt’s former best friend, Kevin? Or a pair of scheming twins who sell Pixy

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Jack D. Ferraiolo is the author of The Big Splash and Sidekicks. As the head of development at a children’s animation production company, he co-created and writes for WordGirl on PBS, for which he won an Emmy Award. He lives in northern Massachusetts. Visit him online at www.jackferraiolo.com.

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Yoko Ono

AGES 12 AND uP NONFICTION

C O L L E C TO R O F S k I E S ■

s e lling points ■ Major anniversary tie-in: Yoko Ono’s 80th birthday is in January 2013

BY N E L L B E R A M A N D C A R O LY N B O R I S S - K R I M S K Y

An inspiring biography of one of the world’s most groundbreaking artists, written for young adults

■ successful genre: Illustrated artist biographies such as Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing and others have proven the popularity of the format ■ Appealing format: Includes rare personal photos from Yoko Ono’s own Studio One ■ supported and approved: Yoko Ono has vetted the book

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This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avantgarde visual art and experimental music. An outcast throughout most of her life, and misunderstood by

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every group she was supposed to belong to, Yoko always followed her own unique vision to create art that was ahead of its time and would later be celebrated. Her focus remained on being an artist, even when the rest of world saw her only as the wife of John Lennon. Yoko Ono’s moving story will inspire any young adult who has ever felt like an outsider, or who is developing or questioning ideas about being an artist, to follow their dreams and find beauty in all that surrounds them.

Janis Joplin By Ann Angel

Nell Beram is an editor and reviewer and a former columnist for the Horn

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A Soldier’s Secret

AGES 12 AND uP HISTORICAL FICTION

T h E I N C R E d I B L E T R U E S TO RY O F S A R A h E d m O N d S , A C I v I L WA R h E R O ■

BY M A R I S S A M O S S

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The only novel for young people about Sarah Edmonds, who became a Civil War hero by disguising herself as a man

■ Bestselling author: The Amelia’s Notebook series made moss a huge name in children’s writing; her recent Abrams titles—The Pharaoh’s Secret and Nurse, Soldier, Spy—show her immense versatility ■ Popular subject: 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War ■ successful genre: This exciting and fascinating story will appeal to fans of historical fiction ■ YA appeal: Themes of selfdiscovery, falling in love, and breaking boundaries are sure to resonate ■ Rich with materials for further exploration: Includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, and a note on sources

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Historical fiction at its best, this novel by bestselling author Marissa Moss tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man named Frank Thompson during the Civil War. Among her many adventures, she was a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, and was captured by (and escaped from) the Confederates. The novel is narrated by Sarah, offering readers an in-depth look not only at the Civil War but also at her journey to self-discovery as she grapples with living a lie and

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falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers.

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Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel

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The Pharaoh’s Secret

Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular

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An excerpt from

“Why our family?” I ask. “Why does this keep happening to us?” My mother’s face sours. “It’s a curse.” A curse? “All right,” I say, making an effort to believe the impossible. Who am I to argue? I’ve been chatting it up with dandelions and doodlebugs for the past five years. Real magic must be better than being schizophrenic. “If it’s a curse, there’s a way to break it.” “Yes.” Her answer is a croak of misery. The wind picks up, and her braid slaps around her like a whip. The scent of moisture trembles on my nose. Our weatherman was right. It is going to rain. “What is it then?” I ask. “Why haven’t we already done it?” Her eyes glaze. She’s withdrawn somewhere inside herself—that place she hides when she’s scared. “Mom!” I bend over to grip her shoulders. She refocuses. “Because we’d have to go down the rabbit hole.”

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Splintered ■

AGES 14 AND uP YOuNG ADuLT FICTION

BY A . G . H O WA R D

Madness and desire propel this incredible debut, an edgy young adult reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Wonderland stories

s e lling points ■ Beloved source material: Carroll’s Alice books are perennially popular with kids and adults ■ High-concept fantasy: A strong hook, appealing characters, and an understanding of its core teen audience will make this stand out ■ steamy romance: The sparks fly between Alyssa and her longtime crush, Jeb, and she’s torn between him and the otherworldly morpheus

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This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

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A. g. Howard wrote Splintered while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire

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readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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s e lling points ■ Popular genre: This edgy thriller will captivate fans of the movies Scream, Cruel Intentions, and I

League of Strays ■

BY L . B . S C H u L M A N

A group of high school outcasts plots sweet revenge in this dark young adult thriller

Know What You Did Last Summer and the Tv hit Revenge ■ Commercial fiction: girls will particularly enjoy the combination of thriller and dangerous romance ■ universal themes: Readers will relate to the main character as she’s seduced by a charismatic boy to join his revenge plot

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This suspenseful debut follows a group of teenage misfits in their delicious quest for revenge on

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those who have wronged them at their high school. When a mysterious note appears in Charlotte’s mailbox inviting her to join the League of Strays, she’s hopeful it will lead to making friends. What she discovers is a motley crew of loners and an alluring, manipulative ringleader named Kade. Kade convinces the group that they need one another both for friendship and to get back at the classmates and teachers who have betrayed them. But Kade has a bigger agenda. In addition to vandalizing their school and causing fights between other students, Kade’s real intention is a dangerous plot that will threaten lives and force Charlotte to choose between her loyalty to the League and her own conscience.

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Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes ■

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BY J O N AT H A N Au x I E R

This must-read debut novel is a work of rare wit and imagination Accolades for Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes An ABA/ABC New Voices selection

■ Exceptional new writer: Auxier was named to the ABA/ABC New voices list! ■ Rave reviews: Peter Nimble has received praise and accolades from the Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, and many others ■ Classic ingredients: Peter Nimble

“As delightful a magical

appeals to fans of timeless

story as readers ages 9

fantasy/adventure stories by the

to 14 will hope to find.”

likes of Terry Pratchett and Philip

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Pullman

“Auxier has a juggler’s dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses.” —Kirkus “Evoking Dickens and Dahl, this fantasy-adventure has a classic-storytelling flavor. . . . Readers will enjoy

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of heroism, make for an absorbing debut.” —Booklist

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“Debut author Auxier spins a lively, magical adventure. . . . The fast-paced, episodic

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story, accompanied by Auxier’s occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is inventive, unpredictable, and—like its hero—nimble.” —Publishers Weekly

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a blind 10-year-old orphan

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who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island, where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny. Jonathan Auxier, raised in Canada, now lives with his wife in Pittsburgh, where he works as a screenwriter. This is his first novel. Visit him online at www.TheScop.com.

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do You Wonder Why?

AGES 10 TO 14 SELF-HELP

h O W TO A N S W E R L I F E ’ S TO U g h Q U E S T I O N S

s e lling points ■ tackles important issues: This book in the Sunscreen series answers the complicated whys of

BY DAV I D P O u I L LO u x

I L Lu S T R AT E D BY F R A N ç O I S C O I N T E

The answers to tweens’ intimate questions are revealed in this friendly self-help book

being a tween ■ Handy Q & A format: The frank questions and helpful yet

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Why do others make fun of me? Why do my parents fight? And many more.

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Do You Wonder Why? offers reassuring advice on dealing with low self-esteem, peer pressure, family, and friends. Written with candor and in a friendly, nonjudgmental tone, the Sunscreen series has the answers when kids have tough questions.

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By J o n S kov r o n

AGES 14 And UP yoUnG AdUlt novEl

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A Kirkus Best Book of 2011, this gripping paranormal novel tells the story of the half demon Jael

■ Critical acclaim: Was named a Kirkus Best Book and earned starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal

Praise for Misfit

■ Fan favorite: Blogs exploded with reviews of the book and

★ “An impeccably paced

interviews with Skovron, who has

and unusually profound

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urban-fantasy novel.” —Kirkus, starred review ★ “Jael is a strong, believable character who

■ Mythology: The story is based on traditional myths and religions from around the world ■ Fresh voice: Skovron’s witty,

also kicks butt.”

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starred review “Skovron’s second book is a two for one: a coming-of-age story wrapped within a captivating paranormal context.” —Publishers Weekly

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Jael has always felt like a freak. She has never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad has always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her 16th birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell, while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.

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Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show ■

By M i c h a e l B u c k l e y

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

This dynamic picture book duo delivers a wildly funny celebration of the everyday bravery of preschoolers

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ Beloved bestselling author: Michael Buckley is the author of the enormously popular Sisters Grimm and NERDS middle-grade series—more than 2.5 million books in print ■ Clever writing, with humor and heart: Delivers Buckley’s winning humor to a new, younger audience ■ Breakout illustrator: Awardwinning animator Dan Santat has quickly made a name for himself in the book world ■ Confidence building: For children just mastering life tasks, this book highlights the bravery of tackling new things ■ Character-driven: Readers will be drawn to Kel’s charisma

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See pages 4–5 for information on Michael Buckley’s NerDS series. From Michael Buckley, the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series, and Dan Santat, author-illustrator of Sidekicks, comes this hilarious picture book starring Kel Gilligan (a.k.a. “The Boy Without Fear”) that encourages kids to laugh at their fears and celebrates the bravery it takes to try new things no matter how ordinary. Narrated by Kel himself as he attempts his “stunts” with Evel Knievel–like flair, the story unfolds as a performance in which readers themselves become part of the audience, encouraging Kel to get dressed all by himself (without a net!), eat new foods like broccoli (eww!), and take a bath (gasp!). Bold, interactive, and downright silly, this is a book to make kids cheer and attempt some “stunts” of their own. Michael Buckley is the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. This is his first picture book. Dan Santat is the awardwinning illustrator of Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, Oh No!, Sidekicks, and Guild of Geniuses. Visit him online at www.dantat.com.

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s e lling points ■ Critically beloved author: Mackintosh’s Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School received

The Frank Show ■

By dav i d M ac k i n to s h

A cheeky picture book celebration of grandparents—even grumpy old ones

glowing reviews from USA Today, the New York Times (in a review

praise for David

by Lemony Snicket), Publishers

Mackintosh

Weekly, and the Washington Post

“David Mackintosh’s

and was nominated for the Roald

books are always

Dahl Funny Prize

something to look at.” —Daniel Handler

■ Striking design: Mackintosh’s innovative illustrations are

★ “Mackintosh’s

sure to attract picture book

beautifully

connoisseurs while still being

underplayed

totally accessible to kids

text and genial

■ Grandparents Day: This

drawings manage

celebration of the older

to be empathic.”

generation is perfect for

—Publishers Weekly,

Grandparents Day or any visit

starred review

with Grandma and Grandpa

“Mackintosh’s graphic-design

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background is

Full-color illustrations

evident in his simply

32 pages, 8⅔ × 11"

drawn but detailed

Hardcover with jacket

illustrations.” —Kirkus

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This hilarious, offbeat picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School reveals that there is more to the older generation than meets the eye. Grandpa Frank doesn’t have any interesting hobbies, unless you count complaining about how everything was better in the old days. He doesn’t speak Italian like Paolo’s mom, or play the drums like Tom’s uncle. He’s just a grandpa. So when the young narrator of this story is forced to bring Frank to school for show-and-tell, he’s sure it’s going to be a disaster. But Frank has a trick—make that a tattoo—up his sleeve! And a story to go with it. After

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all, the longer you’ve been around, the more time you’ve had for wild adventures. David Mackintosh is the author of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School. He is a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator. His innovative book designs have won numerous awards internationally. Born in Belfast and raised in Australia, he now lives in London. Visit him online at www.DavidMackintosh.co.uk.

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Hit the Road, Jack ■

By r o B e r t B u r l e i G h

i l lu s t r at e d By r o s s M A C d o n a l d

A bebopping jackrabbit hops On the Road in this inspired picture book ode to the Beats

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ Award-winning author: Burleigh’s books have been named School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Booklist Editor’s Choices, and ALA Notable Books and have been on the Texas Bluebonnet Master List ■ Sought-after illustrator: MacDonald’s work has received numerous starred reviews and awards, including an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award and Parents’ Choice Silver Medal ■ Kerouac in a kid-friendly way: A brief author’s note explains the connection to Kerouac for young readers ■ popular subject: Kid-friendly stories about writers and musicians have had great success ■ Kid appeal: The Beat-like, musical rhythms of the story and the jackrabbit’s adventurous aspirations are perfect for engaging curious young readers

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In this delightful picture book, loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, a scat-singing, bebopping jackrabbit travels across the United States and marvels at all the wonders that the country reveals—from hopping on the subway in New York City to playing a jukebox in Chicago, and from gazing at Mount Rushmore to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Written in the rhythm and spirit of Beat poetry, Hit the Road, Jack is an exuberant story of experiencing all the country has to offer with wide-eyed awe. robert Burleigh has written many acclaimed and award-winning books for children. He lives with his wife in Grand Haven, Michigan. ross MacDonald is known for his editorial illustrations as well as his children’s books. He lives in Connecticut, where he operates Brightwork Press.

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Because You Are My Teacher

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book

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By s h e r ry n o r t h

i l lu s t r at e d By M a r c e l lu s h a l l

A wonderful book to share with or give to a favorite teacher

received rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly ■ Gift appeal: The perfect gift for any teacher ■ evocative illustrator: New Yorker artist Marcellus Hall’s sophisticated illustrations complement Sherry North’s charming rhyming text

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One devoted teacher will stop at nothing to show her class the wonders of the world. From soaring over the Great Wall of China to hang gliding in the Australian Outback, the class has all kinds of adventures, across all seven continents. Because You Are My Teacher, a companion to Because You Are My Baby and Because I Am

Because I Am Your Daddy

Your Daddy by the dynamic author-illustrator team of Sherry North and Marcellus Hall, is an exciting

ISBN 978-0-8109-8392-2

introduction to geography and makes a touching gift for any teacher who has broadened your child’s

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mentioned in the book.

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horizons. The book includes a note about the seven continents and each of the places or creatures

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Sherry North is the author of Because You Are My Baby and Because I Am Your Daddy, both illustrated by Marcellus Hall. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Marcellus Hall has created artwork for the New Yorker, Time, and Nick magazine, among others. He lives in New York City.

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The Princess of 8th Street ■

By l i n a s a l s e n a s

A charming twist on traditional princess stories by a rising talent in picture books

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book

s e lling points ■ Universal and empowering themes: Girls can relate to wanting to be a princess and have a friend, and will respond to this ode to imagination and determination ■ parent appeal: With a positive message about overcoming shyness and making friends, here is a princess story that all parents can warm to ■ talented author-illustrator: Alsenas has crafted a sweet and engaging story with colorful, vibrant illustrations

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Jane, the Princess of 8th Street, has many royal duties to attend to. Between having tea with her “ladies-in-waiting” (her doll collection), keeping up with her studies (Math for Monarchs and Pink Power are two of her favorite books), and dealing with her horrible toad of a brother, Jane doesn’t often have time to venture from her palace or socialize with other young royals. But one day, on a trip to the market, her mother insists that Jane go play in the park with the other children. Jane is shy around the other young lords and ladies, and things become even worse when she is confronted by Samantha, the Princess of 10th Street. Will the two princesses be able to overcome their differences? Will Jane finally make a friend? This cute and clever picture book proves there’s more to being a princess than just dresses and tea parties. linas Alsenas has written and illustrated several books for children, including Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation and Peanut. Visit him online at www.linasalsenas.com. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book

s e lling points

T H E G R E AT PA N C A K E A Dv E N T U R E

■ Strong new talent: In the spirit of

By M at t lu c k h u r s t

Maira Kalman, Henrik Drescher, and John Hendrix, Luckhurst’s typography and illustrations

A debut picture book that uses an inventive mix of art and typography to tell a favorite tale

make an eye-catching package ■ Important message: With the obesity rate on the rise, proper nutrition is especially important for kids. This story gets that message across in a playful, funny, encouraging way ■ Fun twist on a classic tale: The focus on pancakes makes this a unique and entertaining read for kids

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In this humorous twist on a classic tale, Paul Bunyan and his best friend, Babe the Blue Ox, leave life on the farm to work for a logger who pays them with their favorite thing: pancakes! Paul and Babe tromp across the country with the logger, filling valleys with pancake batter (forming the Rocky

The Giant of Seville

Mountains) and chasing down pancakes blown away by the wind (creating the Grand Canyon). But

By Dan Andreasen

when Babe starts to feel sick from eating too many pancakes, the two realize that maybe the farm, with

ISBN 978-0-8109-0988-5

its variety of foods, is really the best place for them after all.

ISBN 978-0-8109-0988-5

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lessons. An author’s note explains the origins of the Paul Bunyan story.

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The engaging typography and illustrations, combined with the humorous and lighthearted tone, show kids the importance of eating their veggies without giving heavy-handed

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Matt luckhurst, a descendant of Canadian loggers, is originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts MFA design program. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Ten Creepy Monsters ■

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book • holiday

By c a r e y F. a r M s t r o n G - e l l i s

s e lling points ■ Bestselling illustrator:

A silly, delightfully spooky twist on a classic nursery rhyme

Armstrong-Ellis has illustrated the Twelve Days series, which has more than 40,000 copies in print ■ terrific for Halloween promotions, and bedtime reading all year long: Great price and silly monsters make the book ideal for October, and a pre-sleep treat every night ■ popular subject: Monsters and all things creepy are a hit with young readers ■ Appealing format: Foil stamping on the cover make it a true standout

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Ten creepy monsters met ’neath a gnarled pine. One blew away, And then there were nine.

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And so the countdown begins . . . A mummy, a witch, a ghost, a werewolf, a vampire, and others all gather, but one by one their crowd diminishes. At last there is only one creepy monster left. But what kind of monster is it? Squeals of laughter are sure to accompany the reading of this book from bestselling illustrator Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis, as 10 creepy monsters set out for fun.

On a Windy Night By Nancy Raines Day

Carey F. Armstrong-ellis has written and illustrated numerous children’s books. She is

ISBN 978-0-8109-3900-4

the illustrator of the bestselling books in the Twelve Days series. She lives with her family

ISBN 978-0-8109-3900-4

US $16.95

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nonFiction Picture

Buffalo Bird Girl

Book • native aMerican

A H I DAT S A S TO RY

aGes 6 to 10

s e lling points ■ Major anniversary: June 2012 marks the 80th anniversary of Buffalo Bird Woman’s death

By s . d. n e l s o n

From the author of Black Elk’s Vision, this is the only children’s book about Buffalo Bird Woman

■ Award-winning author: S. D. Nelson’s books with Abrams have been named ALA Notable, selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List, and received starred reviews ■ Unique historical account: Presents a rare look at Native America from the perspective of a young girl ■ one of a kind: This is the only children’s book about Buffalo Bird Woman ■ perfect curriculum companion: Includes a historical timeline, and the focus on agriculture will appeal to schools that plan and plant vegetable gardens

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also aVail aB le This fascinating picture book biography tells the childhood story of Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born around 1839. Through her true story, readers will learn what it was like to be part of this Native American community that lived along the Missouri River in the Dakotas, a society that depended more on agriculture for food and survival than on hunting. Children will relate to Buffalo Bird Girl’s routine of chores and playing with friends, and they will also be captivated by her lifestyle and the

Black Elk’s Vision

dangers that came with it.

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Using as a resource the works of Gilbert L. Wilson, who met Buffalo Bird Woman and transcribed

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spirit of Buffalo Bird Girl and her lost way of life. The book includes a historical timeline.

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her life’s story in the early 20th century, award-winning author-illustrator S. D. Nelson has captured the

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S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Black Elk’s Vision, Gift Horse, Coyote Christmas, and The Star People. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Visit him online at www.sdnelson.net.

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Meet Me at the Art Museum

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book

A W H I M S I C A L LO O K B E H I N D T H E S C E N E S ■

By dav i d G o l d i n

s e lling points ■ Museum overview: Covers

A fun and unique way to get kids excited for the rich experience of a museum visit

almost every aspect of visiting a museum, as well as who does what ■ perfect keepsake: Long after a museum visit, kids can pore over the book and savor the experience ■ perennial primer: Can be used in classrooms and at home to introduce exactly what a museum is before children visit one ■ engaging illustration: Goldin, an accomplished fine artist and editorial illustrator, has a style that will appeal to young readers

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After being discarded on the floor of an art museum, Stub (a museum ticket) has nowhere to go until Daisy the docent’s helper (a name tag) finds him and offers him a tour of the museum. Stub meets a badge who keeps the artworks safe, a computer who archives them, and other characters who work

Babar’s Museum of Art

there. From the director’s office to the library to the conservator’s studio to the loading dock, Stub

By Laurent de Brunhoff

discovers who does what, and what goes on, behind the scenes at the museum. He even finds a home

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for himself among the museum’s many treasures!

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David Goldin combines actual artworks by famous artists, found pieces, and digital art to tell Stub’s sweet story. Filled with fun facts and a glossary, the book wonderfully introduces young readers to all that museums have to offer.

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Behind the Museum Door By Lee Bennett Hopkins

David Goldin is well known for his work with the New Yorker, MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney,

ISBN 978-0-8109-1204-5

Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and many other media outlets. His work has also

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aGes 4 to 8 Picture Books • holiday • Fiction

Celebrate 80 years of Babar with the most popular Babar titles—new

s e lling points ■ Incredible legacy: the de Brunhoff family has kept Babar at the forefront of children’s literature for 80 years

Babar and the Ghost

Babar and the Wully-Wully

■ Major anniversary publicity: From USA Today to the New York Times, everyone is celebrating Babar’s 80th birthday ■ Hit cartoon on Disney’s XD: Babar and the Adventures of Badou will lead a new generation of readers to discover the books ■ enduring appeal: Maurice Sendak and countless others have praised Babar’s permanence and appeal

Celesteville turns topsy-turvy when a friendly but mischievous ghost

Pom, Flora, and Alexander discover a rare Wully-Wully and bring him home

follows the elephant children home

to Celesteville. The lovable creature has

4 to 8

from a haunted castle. Just in time for

a wonderful time playing with the little

Juvenile

Halloween, and perfect at bedtime,

elephants and their friends. But there’s

this spooky story will delight parents

trouble when Rataxes the rhinoceros

and children.

decides he wants the Wully-Wully to be his own pet. Babar and the Wully-Wully teaches young readers that sharing with others can bring new friends and fun.

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these special anniversary editions of format, less text, and a new price!

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Books •  holiday • concePts

s e lling points ■ Updated format: Unjacketed

Babar’s ABC

Babar’s Birthday Surprise

three-piece-case design is a return to a traditional Babar look and feel ■ Classic books with real value: lower price makes the series more accessible to a new generation of readers ■ Bestselling books: titles have hit the New York Times and other national bestseller lists ■ outstanding sales track record: More than 10 million Babar books in print

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Celesteville as they take young readers

planned. She’s having a sculptor carve a

through the alphabet. In this charming

giant statue of Babar into a mountainside.

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picture book, crocodiles chase crows,

But Babar loves to ride right past the spot

Babar and the Ghost

geese go through the garden gate,

where the work is going on. How can the

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kittens love kisses, and pigs wear purple

elephants and their friends keep their

pajamas. Babar’s ABC is a fun way for

king’s birthday surprise a secret? This

children to learn their ABCs.

sweet story shows young readers the joy

Babar and the Wully-Wully

of planning a surprise for a special friend.

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laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than 60 years. Babar first came to life through the art of Laurent’s father, Jean de Brunhoff, and Laurent has continued to create adventures for the elephant family. He and his wife, Phyllis Rose, split their time between New York City and Key West, Florida.

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Awards and praise for Graeme Base New York Times bestseller San Francisco Chronicle bestseller Green Earth Book Award “With the eye of a Renaissance painter and the ear of Dr. Seuss, Aussie Graeme Base is not your basic children’s author.” —People

Little Elephants 6-copy counter display ISBN 978-1-4197-0578-6 ISBN$101.70 978-1-4197-0578-6 US CAN $113.70

Stock up on bestseller Base’s blockbuster backlist

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The Eleventh Hour

The Jewel Fish of Karnak

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The Discovery of Dragons

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Enigma

New Research Revealed

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Little Elephants ■

aGes 4 to 8 Picture Book

By G r a e m e B a s e

s e lling points ■ Bestselling, beloved author and

Bestselling author Graeme Base’s first book set in America

illustrator: Graeme Base is a household name and is one of the world’s leading picture book creators ■ Stellar sales: Base’s books regularly hit the New York Times bestseller list and have sold millions of copies worldwide ■ One-of-a-kind Graeme Base book: His first to be set in America ■ Great retail price: Competitively priced for today’s market

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One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But his mom doesn’t like critters in the house, so he tries to keep them a

The Jewel Fish of Karnak

secret. Until one day they escape from his bedroom and cause havoc in the house. But when locusts

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invade the farm and start to destroy crops, the elephants come to the rescue!

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Bestselling author-illustrator Graeme Base has created a unique story with his signature illustrations, which are sure to appeal to young readers.

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The Legend of the Golden Snail

Graeme Base received international acclaim for his smash hit Animalia, which has sold

ISBN 978-0-8109-8965-8

more than 2 million copies. Among his many other beloved and bestselling books are

ISBN 978-0-8109-8965-8

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Enigma, The Eleventh Hour, The Water Hole, and The Legend of the Golden Snail. He lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia.

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nonFiction • Black

Emancipation Proclamation

history

L I N C O L N A N D T H E DAW N O F L I B E R T Y

aGes 10 to 14

s e lling points ■ only book of its kind: No other resource offers young readers myth-busting facts

By to n ya B o l d e n

The only comprehensive account for young readers of events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation

and a comprehensive analysis of factors leading to the Emancipation Proclamation ■ educational: Filled with little-known facts, an important resource for teachers and librarians ■ Award-winning author: Bolden’s books have received multiple Orbis Pictus Awards, a James Madison Book Award, and much more ■ Major anniversary: January 1, 2013, marks the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 128 pages, 8½ × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WorlD PUB MONTH: JANUAry ISBN 978-1-4197-0390-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-0390-4

US $24.95

CAN $27.95 52495

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Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln’s order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with

M.L.K.

little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images,

ISBN 978-0-8109-5476-2

and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Complete

ISBN$22.95 978-0810954762 US CAN $25.95

52295

9 780810 954762

Maritcha

tonya Bolden has written numerous award-winning books for kids, including Tell All

ISBN 978-0-8109-5045-0

the Children Our Story, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Maritcha, a

ISBN 978-0-8109-5045-0

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with a timeline, glossary, and bibliography, Emancipation Proclamation is an engrossing new historical resource from award-winning children’s book author Tonya Bolden.

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Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of a James Madison Book Award. She lives in New York City.

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Discovering Black America

aGes 10 and uP

F R O M T H E AG E O F E x P LO R AT I O N TO T H E T W E N T Y- F I R S T C E N T U RY

history

By l i n da ta r r a n t- r e i d

The only overview for young readers of more than 400 years of black American history

nonFiction • Black

s e lling points ■ timely publication: Coincides with the presidential election, in which race will once again be an issue ■ First-ever compendium for young readers: This ambitious, fact-filled book tackles the breadth and richness of African American history ■ educational appeal: A must-have for educators and librarians ■ Distinguished author: The author is the recipient of the 2011 Sojourner Truth Award, and her column “Discovering Black America . . . My Journey” has been picked up by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a consortium of 200 black newspapers

s pecifications Black-and-white and color illustrations 256 pages, 8½ × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WorlD PUB MONTH: SepteMBer ISBN 978-0-8109-7098-4

ISBN 978-0-8109-7098-4

US $29.95

CAN $32.95

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Discovering Black America offers readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events. The book begins with a black sailor aboard the Niña with Christopher Columbus and continues through the colonial period, slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow, and civil rights to our current president in the White House. Including first-person narratives from diaries and journals, interviews, and archival images, Discovering

Miles to Go for Freedom By Linda Barrett Osborne ISBN 978-1-4197-0020-0 ISBN$24.95 978-1-4197-0020-0 US CAN $27.95

52495

Black America will give readers an intimate understanding of this extensive history. The book includes an index and bibliography. linda tarrant-reid has worked as a freelance journalist, writing on the history of African Americans for the New York Daily News. She is also a communications specialist for school districts and is the author of several books for adults. She lives in New Rochelle, New York.

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Traveling the Freedom Road By Linda Barrett Osborne ISBN 978-0-8109-8338-0 ISBN$25.95 978-0810983380 US CAN $27.50

52595

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ages 5 to 8 activity Book

s e lling points

I Heart Hello Kitty ® Activity Book ■

By s a n r i o

■ Added value: Features stickers

Join Hello Kitty and all her friends in this fun-filled activity book!

for every page ■ Bestselling character: More than 1 million Hello Kitty books are in print. She is a perennial favorite and a beloved character ■ Perfect for long trips: With dozens of activities, this book offers hours of fun and learning

s pecifications 224 pages, 7 x 9" Paperback RigHtS: uS and canada Pub MontH: September ISbn 978-1-4197-0551-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-0551-9

uS $10.95

CAn $11.95

CARton QtY: 28

© 1976, 2012 SAnRio Co., LtD. used under License.

With dozens of activities that focus on reading, writing, counting, and drawing, as well as two new early-reader stories, this activity book takes readers on a learning adventure with one of their favorite characters, Hello Kitty. Children can help Hello Kitty and all her friends shop for groceries, dig for treasure, write poems, make cookies, plant flowers, throw a birthday party, and more. With the I Heart Hello Kitty Activity Book, children can explore their imagination, learn new things, and find hours of amusement. Sanrio, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody, and Keroppi, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the “small gift, big smile”® philosophy—that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. For over 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique Sanrio products and experiences.

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Hello Kitty ® Stitch & Sew Lacing Cards ■

aGES 3 to 6 ChildrEn’S • ConCEpt

s e lling points

By S a n r i o

The first-ever Hello Kitty lacing card kit— with accessories to add on!

■ Top brand: Hello Kitty is a global lifestyle brand that is embraced by girls of all ages and ranks among the top licenses worldwide ■ Market opportunity: There is very little Hello Kitty product available for the youngest fans ■ Interactive appeal: Lacing cards help children develop manual dexterity and are a preschool/ kindergarten staple ■ New twist on the lacing card format: With fresh, colorful Hello Kitty art and hole-punched outfits to be “sewn,” these lacing cards are anything but traditional ■ Encourages creativity: Children will enjoy making their own choices about color coordination and embellishments

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 6 individual cards, 6 laces, 12 decorative buttons, 9½ × 9½" box

© 1976, 2012 SANRIO CO., LTD. Used Under License.

Inclu ★ 6 s des: h lacin aped g cards ★6c ol ★ 12 orful lace s deco r butto ative ns

Activity kit RIGHTS: NorTh AMErIcA PUB MONTH: SEpTEMbEr ISbN 978-1-4197-0397-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0397-3

US $14.95

CAN $16.95 51495

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Dressing Hello Kitty has never been more fun! This supercute set of shaped lacing cards features Hello Kitty in a variety of outfits. This unique kit encourages creativity with an assortment of seams to “stitch” and decorative add-ons to “sew” onto Hello Kitty’s jumpers and dresses.

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praise for the work of barney Saltzberg “a festive invitation to creative liberation.” —Kirkus “Saltzberg’s amusing illustrations and clean design enhance the book’s read-aloud potential.” —School Library Journal

Advance praise for Andrew Drew and Drew “pure genius.” —Caldecott medalist peggy rathmann

Andrew Drew and Drew 6-copy counter display ISbN 978-1-4197-0579-3 ISBN$95.70 978-1-4197-0579-3 US CAN $107.70

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Andrew Drew and Drew ■

By B a r n E y S a lt z B E r G

Boy meets pencil in this original and interactive story

aGES 3 to 6 piCturE Book

s e lling points ■ classic companion: Makes a terrific interactive companion to the beloved classic Harold and the Purple Crayon ■ Innovative format: Pages tuck, flap, and fold out to create a uniquely interactive reading experience ■ Award-winning author-illustrator: Barney Saltzberg has published more than 30 children’s books and recently won several awards for Beautiful Oops! ■ celebrates creativity: Parents and educators will welcome the theme of artistic inspiration and the encouragement of individuality ■ Wide appeal for the age group: Young children draw and color freely, and consider themselves artists without question. They will relate to Andrew’s imaginative adventure

s pecifications Gatefolds Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 7¾ × 10½" casebound cardstock RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: ocTobEr ISbN 978-1-4197-0377-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0377-5

US $15.95

CAN $17.95 51595

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When Andrew gets hold of a pencil, anything can—and does—happen in this innovative and artistic book. The story literally unfolds step-by-step as readers are invited to follow Andrew through flaps and gatefolds. After sharpening his drawing implement on the first page, Andrew challenges the boundaries of each spread by beginning with a line that leads . . . and leads . . . to unexpected finishes. Staircases become dinosaurs, kites become rockets, and even the most unassuming squiggle morphs into a giant chicken! This lighthearted depiction of artistic inspiration is sure to engage doodlers of all ages. barney Saltzberg is the creator of more than 30 children’s books, as well as a songwriter and performer. His accolades include a 2010 NAPPA Gold Award, a 2011 Teacher’s Choice Award for the Family, and a Kirkus starred review for Beautiful Oops! Saltzberg lives with his wife, dogs, and guitars in Los Angeles.

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M O

These unique board books bring the popular Montessori pedagogy to trade book form for the first time. Using materials and methods common to

Montessori Letter Work and

Montessori classrooms, these interactive

Number Work

board books immerse young children in

12-copy mixed counter display

an aesthetically rich learning experience,

(6 copies of each)

while providing parents and caregivers with carefully crafted language to

ISbN 978-1-4197-0580-9 ISBN$119.40 978-1-4197-0580-9 US CAN $131.40

encourage understanding.

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letter work

T E S S O

number work

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Montessori ■

aGES 2 to 5

By B o B By G E o r G E a n d J u n E G E o r G E

For the first time ever, a concept book series based on the renowned Montessori teaching method

ChildrEn’S • ConCEpt

s e lling points ■ Widespread and loyal following: There are an estimated 4,000 certified Montessori schools in

LETTER WoRK

NUMBER WoRK

the United States, and numerous others that use the name and select tenets ■ broad appeal: Introduces new ways of learning that are understandable to all, and easily applicable outside of a Montessori classroom ■ New twist on popular themes: A unique learning approach to alphabet and counting themes— with letters introduced by sound before name, and numbers by quantity before numeral ■ Innovative board book format: Interactive elements such as tabs and textures reference the hands-on materials of a Montessori classroom

s pecifications both books Textured areas Tabs (Number Work only) Full-color illustrations 24 pages, 5 × 10" In Montessori classrooms, students

This book follows the Montessori

learn to write before they learn to read,

method by introducing the numbers 1

so the process is driven by their own

to 10 first as quantities to count before

words and thoughts before those of

showing them as numerals. Cumulative

others. Letters are taught first as sounds

red and blue tabs based on the counting

US $9.95

(instead of names), and alphabet tiles

rods found in Montessori classrooms

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encourage children to trace each letter

help readers conceptualize quantities.

Montessori: Number Work

with their fingers. This book honors that

Groupings of beautifully stylized illustra-

ISbN 978-1-4197-0412-3 50995

tradition by emulating the standard class-

tions provide objects to count before

room material with touchable, traceable

readers encounter textured numerals to

letters and beautiful colors that evoke

trace with their fingers.

the elegant simplicity of the Montessori aesthetic.

board book RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: AUGUST CAN $10.95

ISBN 978-1-4197-0412-3

9 781419 704123

Montessori: Letter Work ISBN 978-1-4197-0411-6

ISbN 978-1-4197-0411-6 50995 9 781419 704116

bobby George and June George live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where they founded Baan Dek, the first Montessori school in the state, and run Montessorium, an app company.

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aGeS uP to 3 children’S • concePt

s e lling points ■ Esteemed brand: The world’s most powerful and influential brand in color, trusted by

PANTONE ®: Box of Color 6 m I N I B OA R d B O O k S ! ■

by Pa n to n e

c o n c e P t by h u y vo u n l e e

A dazzling array of PANTONE tints and shades explored in a set of mini books—one for each color of the rainbow

designers and all creatives for decades ■ New emphasis for the brand: PANTONE recently launched a successful consumer line, with children’s products a new category for 2012 ■ Top-selling concept: Color books consistently outsell books on shapes, numbers, the alphabet, and other early childhood concepts ■ New twist: The only color book series that explores the variety of hues indicated by each color name ■ Kid-size books: These sturdy mini board books are easily tossed into a shoulder bag for on-the-go reading

s pecifications 6 board books with die-cuts Full-color illustrations Each book 10 pages, 3½ × 3½" Board book boxed set RIGHTS: WOrld PUB MONTH: NOvEmBEr ISBN 978-1-4197-0419-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0419-2 US $12.95 CAN $13.95 51295 9 CARTON 7 8 1 4 1 9 QTY: 7 0 4 1 920 2

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This beautiful box is brimming with gorgeous PANTONE colors and surprises. With a volume for each color of the rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple—these six chunky board books feature simple peek-through cutouts that transform as you turn the pages. Simple text prompts parents and children to label objects and observe lighter and darker shades of the same color family, promoting a new way of noticing the colorful—and surprising—world around us.

PANTONE®: COLORS ISBN 978-1-4197-0180-1 ISBN$9.95 978-1-4197-0180-1 US CAN $10.95

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PANTONE revolutionized the graphic arts industry with the launch of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® in 1963, which enabled designers and printers to articulate and reproduce accurate color anywhere in the world. Today, PANTONE serves not only as the premier color authority in trends, but as a consumer brand in apparel, housewares, accessories, arts and crafts, stationery and office, home furnishings, and apps.

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Apple ■

aGES 3 to 6 piCturE Book

By n i k k i M C C lu r E

s e lling points ■ Timely release but relevant all

The life cycle of an apple, illustrated by the acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure

year: Available in time for applepicking season and a perfect read even as the seasons change ■ Environmental angle: offers an accessible example of cyclical patterns in nature, and of the importance of renewable resources ■ Highly praised art: McClure’s art has been featured in major shows. Her illustrations have been lauded by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and the Chicago Tribune. ■ Definite crossover appeal: McClure’s adult fans will rejoice in spreading the word that her first book—initially sold in a very limited edition—is now available everywhere

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 40 pages, 8 × 8" hardcover RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: AUGUST ISbN 978-1-4197-0378-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0378-2

US $12.95

Apple 6-copy counter display ISbN 978-1-4197-0581-6

CAN $13.95 51295

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ISBN$77.70 978-1-4197-0581-6 US CAN $83.70

Apple follows the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature. The youngest readers will delight in following the journey of the bright red apple—the only splash

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of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations—as it travels from tree, to harvest, to snack, to compost, and finally to sprout. A single word complements each illustration, urging early readers to reflect on each stage in the apple’s life. Apple is acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure’s very first book, originally self-published and sold in a limited edition of just 200 copies. Now, 16 years later, it is available in wide release, and fans will relish the chance to own the book that launched McClure’s signature style.

All in a Day

Nikki Mcclure is a self-taught cut-paper artist known nationally for her calendar and gift

ISBN 978-0-8109-8321-2

line. She is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops, Mama, Is It Summer Yet?, and

ISBN 978-0-8109-8321-2

US $17.95

To Market, to Market and the illustrator of All in a Day, written by Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit her online at www.nikkimcclure.com.

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Now I Am Big!

I Can Do It Myself!

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A pair of empowering board books that celebrate the triumphs of toddlerhood ■

By S t E p h E n k r E n S k y

i l lu S t r at E d By S a r a G i l l i n G h a M

aGES 1 to 3 ChildrEn’S • ConCEpt

s e lling points ■ Toddler appeal: The books’ titles

Now I Am Big!

I Can Do It Myself!

are familiar refrains in the real lives of toddlers and their parents ■ Empowering approach: Each book pays tribute to the “small steps” that a toddler takes toward independence, with joyous art and congratulatory text ■ Standout illustrations: Stunning debut of award-winning designer Sara Gillingham’s new illustration style, uniquely printed with four vibrant spot colors

s pecifications both books Four-color illustrations 12 pages, 6½ × 9" board book RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: AUGUST US $6.95

CAN $7.95

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ISBN 978-1-4197-0416-1

ISbN 978-1-4197-0416-1 50695 9 781419 704161

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

ISbN 978-1-4197-0400-0 50695 9 781419 704000

Children and parents alike will delight in this joyous declaration of toddler independence. This two-book set celebrates the feats of growing out of babyhood and starting to embrace the world on your own terms. Whether it’s being tall enough to reach a high shelf or brave enough to splash in the waves, Krensky and Gillingham address the small victories that come with growing just a little bit older. Energentic text and retro-fresh illustrations celebrate this important developmental stage with charm and

Now I Am Big! and I Can Do It Myself!

relevance.

12-copy mixed counter display Stephen Krensky has published more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts. Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer who has published

(6 copies of each) ISbN 978-1-4197-0582-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-0582-3 US $83.40 CAN $95.40

over 15 books for young children. She lives with her family in British Columbia.

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aGES 2 to 4 ChildrEn’S • ConCEpt

s e lling points ■ bestselling illustrator: McPhail is a New York Times bestselling illustrator known for his sweet and cuddly characters

Ben Loves Bear ■

By dav i d M C p h a i l

A tender casebound board book by bestseller David McPhail about the special bond between a boy and his teddy bear

■ Appealing format: Casebound board books are McPhail’s bestselling format—a real value at only $8.95 ■ First in a series: A second board book by McPhail will follow in Spring 2013 ■ love-themed: This story of love and friendship is perfect for bedtime and can also be promoted for Valentine’s Day

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 22 pages, 6 × 8" casebound board book RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: JANUAry ISbN 978-1-4197-0386-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0386-7

US $8.95

CAN $9.95 50895

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Ben and Bear do everything together. After breakfast, they play hide-and-seek and do tricks to make each other laugh. At night, Ben tells Bear a bedtime story and Bear snuggles with Ben until he falls asleep. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special, from morning till night. david Mcphail is a New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including When Sheep Sleep (written by Laura Numeroff), Waddles, Budgie & Boo, and Water Boy. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

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A Year with Friends ■

By J o h n S E v E n

i l lu S t r at E d By Ja n a C h r i S t y

Learn about all the months of the year and what makes each one so special

aGES 3 to 6 piCturE Book

s e lling points ■ Appealing format: The paperover-board format and patterned faux-cloth spine make this book an ideal gift ■ Important concepts: Presents information about months and seasons in a sweet and accessible way ■ Unique illustration style: The pastel illustrations in sequential panels are beautifully rendered and invite children to talk out the story

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 32 pages, 10 × 8" hardcover RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: JANUAry ISbN 978-1-4197-0443-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0443-7

US $14.95

CAN $16.95 51495

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February is time for snuggling . . . July is time for fireworks . . . This beautifully formatted picture book takes young readers through every month of the year as a little boy, girl, dog, and cat celebrate each month with unique, playful images that convey what makes it special. With gentle pastel illustrations in sequential panels, A Year with Friends teaches young readers about the seasons and the delightful ways they can be experienced with those you love. John Seven and Jana christy, a husband-and-wife author-illustrator team, have been making stories together for more than 20 years. Seven is the arts and entertainment editor of the North Adams (Massachusetts) Transcript, and Christy is a successful children’s book illustrator. They live in Boston.

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aGES 5 to 7 aCtivity Book

s e lling points

The Sun Is Yellow ■

By k v ĕ ta paC ov S k á

A charming, interactive journey through color, by one of the world’s most creative and celebrated children’s illustrators

■ Witty, entertaining, and smart: A perfect introduction to color in all its shapes and forms ■ Includes special features: Flaps, die-cut pages, and movable parts ■ Award-winning authorillustrator: Credible creators,

Kvĕta Pacovská’s unique style and unparalleled

authentic ideas

skill in creating books that fire the imagination and entice wonder in children of all ages has won

s pecifications

her international acclaim. The Sun Is Yellow is a

Full-color illustrations

masterpiece of the art of books for children. With

Flaps, die-cuts, movable parts

plenty of windows to open and hidden characters

32 pages, 11½ × 7⅞"

to discover, it offers an enchanting adventure

hardcover

through the magical world of color.

RIGHTS: NorTh AMErIcA Kvĕta pacovská, born in Prague in 1928, is one

PUB MONTH: SEpTEMbEr

of the greats of modern book illustration. In 1992,

ISbN 978-1-84976-064-5 ISBN 978-1-84976-064-5

US $24.95

she won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the

CAN $27.95

highest and most prestigious international award for children’s book authors and illustrators.

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aGES 5 to 7 piCturE Book

s e lling points ■ Exciting classic newly available: The first English translation of this modernist children’s book ■ offbeat and wonderful: Illustrations and text by avantgarde artists ■ Universal appeal: Will attract fans

The Table That Ran Away to the Woods ■

By S t E fa n t h E M E r S o n

i n t r o d u C t i o n By n i C k wa d E ly

i l lu S t r at E d By f r a n C i S z k a t h E M E r S o n

The international classic, available in English for the first time The Table That Ran Away to the Woods tells the story of a writing desk that one day “grabbed two pairs of shoes / ran downstairs, and took

of classic children’s literature

flight,” escaping into the countryside with its

as well as of avant-garde

owners in barefoot pursuit. This is the first time

typography and design

s pecifications 15 color illustrations 20 pages, 6½ × 9⅜" hardcover

the tale—first published in a Polish newspaper in 1940 and re-created in this exquisite collaged version in 1963—has been made available to an English-speaking audience. Stefan and Franciszka Themerson were Polish

RIGHTS: NorTh AMErIcA

avant-garde artists and filmmakers who in the

PUB MONTH: SEpTEMbEr

1940s fled to London, where they worked on a huge

ISbN 978-1-84976-057-7 ISBN 978-1-84976-057-7

US $10.95

CAN $11.95

range of creative projects. In 1948, they founded the influential Gaberbochus Press, publishers of Kurt Schwitters, Jankel Adler, and Alfred Jarry,

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among others.


Hide and Seek ■

ages 5 and up pop-up book

by dav i d a . c a r t e r

s e lling points

I Spy meets 3-D in this artful pop-up book from a bestselling author!

■ Proven track record: Carter’s pop-up titles have sold over 6 million copies worldwide ■ Interactive text: Hide-and-seek books, such as I Spy and Where’s Waldo?, are phenomenally successful and invite multiple reads ■ Artful approach: Carter’s graphic style will attract design fans and discerning parents

metall Coveric ! s pecifications Pop-up color illustrations throughout 20 pages, 9 × 9" Hardcover RIghts: US and Canada Pub Month: September ISbn 978-1-84976-101-7 ISBN 978-1-84976-101-7 US $24.95 CAn $27.955 2 4 9 5 9 781849 761017

baCK prIntIn

From b

“A fish and a teardrop. Five black spots, four blossoms blue, and a t that is white. A heart and an arabesque. A smile, a black Q, and a reflection of you.” these are just some of the hundreds of objects

estse auth lling Hervé or tullet

readers are invited to find in David Carter’s latest art pop-up book, Hide and Seek. his previous art pop-up titles, One Red Dot, 600 Black Spots, and other bestsellers, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, asked readers to find a single image hidden within ten pop-up kinetic sculptures. With hide and seek, he has expanded the concept and now includes hundreds of images or words hidden within the pop-up landscapes, inviting readers to explore and discover something new with each visit. david a. Carter is an internationally acclaimed pop-up artist. since his first success with

The Five Senses

How Many Bugs in a Box?, he has created more than 50 pop-up books. he lives and

ISBN 978-1-85437-581-0 ISBN 978-1-85437-581-0 US $19.95 CAn $21.955 1 9 9 5

works in brooklyn and Miami.

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aGES 5 to 7 piCturE Book

s e lling points

A–Z of Dangerous Food ■

■ Appealing format: Constructivist

By r E B v i k

The ultimate guide to living life on the culinary edge

design for all to enjoy ■ Feeds a fascination: Deadly and gross things appeal to many kids ■ Broad language scope: Introduces children to Latin terms and encourages further exploration

s pecifications Three-color illustrations throughout 56 pages, 8¼ x 4" paperback RIGHTS: NorTh AMErIcA PUB MONTH: SEpTEMbEr

Children will love learning about the killer clams, creepy crawlies, and deadly reptiles that

rebvik is a creative partnership between

populate the world’s dinner tables. Illustrated

Rebecca Sinker and Victoria de Rijke, who have

throughout with vibrant collages and accompa-

been collaborating on projects and publications

ISbN 978-1-84976-016-4

nied by informative and entertaining snippets of

exploring art, education, and play since 1996.

US $10.95

text, this book will delight readers with some of

When not working as Rebvik, Sinker is Curator of

ISBN 978-1-84976-016-4

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the most terrifying and gruesome things to ever

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pass our lips.

Arts and Education at Middlesex University.

At our House ■

By i S a B E l M i n h ó S M a r t i n S

i l lu S t r at E d By M a da l E n a M ato S o

■ Popular collaborators: A new book from the creators of the bestselling When I Was Born ■ Acclaimed artist: Illustrated by

A clever counting book with lots of surprises, from the authors of When I Was Born

award-winner Matoso ■ Fresh approach: A new and quirky way to count using the world around you

Counting is fun, but it’s a lot more fun when you can count things like fingers and tongues and freckles. At Our House is a charming adventure through the eyes of one household and the bodies that are in it. Vibrantly illustrated, each page counts up

s pecifications Color illustrations throughout 28 pages, 7⅞ x 8⅞" hardcover

the number of toes and teeth, and even length of intestines children might find in their own family, in a hilarious (and gross!) story that children will love. Isabel Minhós Martins is a Portuguese author

RIGHTS: NorTh AMErIcA PUB MONTH: ocTobEr

and publisher whose words are found in works of poetry, children’s books, magazines, comic books,

ISbN 978-1-84976-049-2

and scripts for cartoons. Madalena Matoso is an

US $12.95

award-winning illustrator from Lisbon whose quirky

ISBN 978-1-84976-049-2

CAN $13.95

and graphically striking imagery won Portugal’s

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coveted National Prize of Illustration in 2008.


Make Your Mark

aGES 7 to 9

T H E D R AW I N G B o o K F o R C H I L D R E N

Book

By S a r a h r i C h a r d S o n

Part drawing guide and part activity book, this clever volume builds confidence and unlocks creativity

aCtivity • tEaChinG

s e lling points ■ Creative brain building: Designed to build confidence and unlock creativity in young artists ■ Engaging and inventive: Thought-provoking, visually stimulating, and fun to use ■ Content road-tested: Author’s many years of teaching experience contributed to this book

s pecifications 330 black-and-white illustrations 80 pages, 8¼ x 10⅞" paperback RIGHTS: NorTh AMErIcA PUB MONTH: SEpTEMbEr ISbN 978-1-84976-011-9 ISBN 978-1-84976-011-9

US $9.95

CAN $10.95 50995

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Written and hand drawn by award-winning author Sarah Richardson, Make Your Mark functions as a drawing aid, taking its readers on a creative journey. Beginning with the joys of scribbling, children learn how to create tone, line, shape, texture, and pattern, eventually arriving at the more sophisticated principles involved in drawing animals and people and mastering perspective. Sarah Richardson, a well-regarded art educator, brings a vitality and freshness to the book’s pages with her own drawings and photographs, which are as inspiring as her concise and pithy texts. Through

Art in a Box ISBN 978-1-85437-927-6 ISBN$21.95 978-1-85437-927-6 US CAN $28.50

its wide range of activities and creative challenges, this book will help young artists discover their own potential, giving them the confidence to go ahead and make their mark. Sarah richardson is an artist who has taught art to adults and children, and to other teachers. She is the author of Art in a Box, which won the 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. She lives in London.

Your Sketchbook, Your Self By Felicity Allen ISBN 978-1-85437-969-6 ISBN$12.95 978-1-85437-969-6 US CAN $14.95

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s e lling points ■ Beloved book creator: Bruna’s Miffy is a classic ■ Innovative format: Basic concepts are given new life in these books

I Can Count My Vest Is White Round, Square, Triangle ■

By d i C k B r u n a

The beloved creator of Miffy offers three concept books that bring the basics to life for the youngest readers

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ISBN 978-1-84976-076-8

My Vest Is White ISBN 978-1-84976-075-1 ISBN 978-1-84976-075-1

Round, Square, Triangle ISBN 978-1-84976-077-5 ISBN 978-1-84976-077-5

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Miffy the Artist

From Dick Bruna, the well-loved author and illustrator of the Miffy books, come three compact and

ISBN 978-1-85437-823-1 ISBN$11.95 978-1-85437-823-1 US CAN $12.95

delightful picture books introducing shapes, colors, and numbers. Each one is illustrated in Bruna’s inimitable style and teaches simple concepts. Early learners can see how shapes pop up in everyday objects; that every color is there in the clothes you wear; and how there are lots of things to count in everything you see.

When I Was Born By Isabel Minhós Martins ISBN 978-1-85437-958-0 ISBN$12.95 978-1-4197-0022-4 US CAN $14.95

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dick bruna was born in Utrecht in 1927. Using clear, bold design and bright color, he has established a design technique that has become internationally recognized. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages.


Martin Luther King Jr. ■

e D i t e D By a n g e l a Fa r r i S wat k i n S , P h D

F o r e w o r D By a n D r e w yo u n g

hiStory • BiograPhy

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s family members share their memories of

66 illustrations

the great man. Unlike the iconic persona normally associated with

96 pages, 9 × 10"

King, the book presents a more personal, warm, and loving portrait.

Hardcover with jacket

Alongside these tributes are never-before-published family photos

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of Dr. King, as well as photos of the new memorial in Washington, DC.

ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JANUARY 2013

Angela Farris Watkins, PhD, is Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece. She is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College and the author of two children’s books about her uncle. She lives in Atlanta.

By Sharon Bow e rS

ISBN 978-1-4197-0269-3

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CAN $21.95 51895

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A Very Candy Christmas ■

ISBN 978-1-4197-0269-3

cooking

P h otog r a P h S By Dav iD B ower S Put the holidays back into the family kitchen with 100 recipes

s pecifications

and projects that are easy for parents and children to make

50 color illustrations

together, don’t require special equipment, and are accompanied by

176 pages, 7 × 9"

lush color photographs. From homemade candy to edible decora-

Hardcover cloth case

tions to handmade gifts, this beautiful and inspiring book has the

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holidays covered.

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On White

Sharon Bowers is the author of the bestselling Ghoulish Goodies and Candy Construction, is a contributor to NBC’s iVillage, and has appeared in the New York Times and on CBS’s Early Show.

ISBN 978-1-61769-000-6 ISBN 978-1-61769-000-6

US $19.95

CAN $21.95 51995

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She lives in New York City.

Economix

coMicS • BuSineSS • econoMicS

By M i c h a e l g o o D w i n

F o r e w o r D By Dav i D B ac h

i l lu S t r at e D By Da n e . B u r r ■

i n t r o D u c t i o n By j o e l B a k a n

With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this

s pecifications 280 black-and-white illustrations

important and timely graphic novel transforms economics into a fun,

304 pages, 6 × 9"

fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the

Paperback with flaps

most of what we’ve got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning

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of Western economic thought to the current situation to future

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

possibilities.

ISBN 978-0-8109-8839-2 ISBN 978-0-8109-8839-2

Michael Goodwin is a writer and editor who lives in New York City. Dan E. Burr illustrated the classic graphic novel Kings in Disguise. He lives in Milwaukee.

One Good Deed ■

US $19.95

CAN $21.95 51995

9 780810 988392

inSPirational

By erin Mc h ugh s pecifications One Good Deed is the inspiring, smart, and frequently funny *

ONE GOOD DEED

chronicle of a year in which McHugh decided to do one good deed life just a little bit better. Each page represents a day in McHugh’s

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

journey to reclaim the better part of herself, inspiring readers to

PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

do the same.

365 DAYS OF TRYING

ISBN 978-1-4197-0417-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-0417-8

US $18.95

BETTER

Erin McHugh

Hardcover

every day, to take one small, daily detour and make someone else’s

TO BE JUST A LITTLE BIT

*

384 pages, 5 × 7"

Erin McHugh is the author of more than 20 books of trivia, history, children’s stories, and more. She splits her time between New

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York City and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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