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Spring 2014

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2 The Night Gardener

45 Hands & Hearts

4 Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue

46 May the Stars Drip Down

6 Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake

48 The Monkey Goes Bananas

7 The Qwikpick Papers

49 Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

50 Babar on Paradise Island

12 Welcome to Dog Beach

52 Jim Curious

14 Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

53 Alice from Dallas

15 West of the Moon

54 Migrant

16 Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

55 Separate Is Never Equal

17 The Misadventures of Salem Hyde

56 Pure Grit

18 Steering Toward Normal

57 A Woman in the House (and Senate)

19 Time Out of Time 20 Otherbound 21 High and Dry

59 A Lion in Paris 60 Otto in the City

Amulet Paperbacks 23 Splintered 24 ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r 26 Fake Mustache 27 My Summer of Pink & Green 28 A Soldier’s Secret

61 Zubert 62 Mr Rouse Builds His House 63 Paul Klee MoMA 64 Girls Standing on Lawns

31 The Peculiars

66 Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection Ample Hills Creamery The Glow

34 Snuggle the Baby 36 Thingy Things: Cowy Cow, Lamby Lamb, Crabby Crab, and Whaley Whale 38 The Jellybeans Love to Read 39 Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!

67 Collect Raindrops (Reissue) BiblioCraft 68 Seasonal Backlist 70 The Art of Selling Books 72 Ebooks

40 Sally Goes to Heaven 41 Sally at the Farm Sally in the Sand 42 Hello Kitty Storybook Collection Hello Kitty, Hello Love! 43 Hello Kitty, Hello New York!

On the cover: Art from Crabby Crab (front) and Steering Toward Normal (back) This page, clockwise from bottom left: Art from Steering Toward Normal, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Whaley Whale, Jim Curious, Babar on Paradise Island, May the Stars Drip Down, and Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake Front cover and pp. 36–38: © 2014 Chris Raschka; back cover and p. 18: illustration © 2014 Sam Bosma, photography © 2014 Catherine Ledner; pp. 6–7: © 2014 Patrick Arrasmith; pp. 8–9: illustrations © 2014 Jason Rosenstock, photography by Jonathan Beckerman; p. 10: © 2014 Matthew Cordell; p. 11: © 2014 Jen Wang; p. 12: © 2014 Vivienne To; p. 14: Getty Images; p. 15: © 2014 Lilli Carré; p. 16: © 2014 Frank Cammuso; p. 17: © 2014 Nathan Hale; p. 19: © 2014 Victo Ngai; p. 21: © 2014 The Heads of State; p. 23: © 2012 Nathália Suellen; p. 26: © 2012 Jen Wang; p. 27: © 2013 Jonathan Beckerman; p. 28: © 2012 Shane Rebenschied; p. 29: © 2012 Mick Wiggins; p. 30: © 2013 Jonathan Beckerman; p. 31: © 2012 Greg Ruth; p. 52: Matthias Picard photo by Renaud Montfourny; p. 59: © Beatrice Alemagna photo © 2014 Ian Scigliuzzi; p. 60: Tom Schamp photo © 2014 Jos Verhoogen; p. 63: Author photo © 2014 Anja Edelmann Page 1: Susan Van Metre’s portrait by Cece Bell. Clockwise from top left: Portraits by Frank Cammuso, Fiona Robinson, Sara Gillingham, Amy Ignatow, Daniel Kirk, David Roberts, Ross MacDonald, Matthew Cordell, Jennifer Corace, Matthew Cordell, Nathan Hale, Eric Barclay, Dan Santat, Ross MacDonald, Nathan Hale, Fiona Robinson, Amy Ignatow, Dan Santat, Sara Gillingham, Jennifer Corace, and David Roberts.

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So when I arrived more than a decade ago to help start a fiction imprint, I felt at times like a stranger in a strange land. The customs were different in ways

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I hadn’t anticipated. The first pass of the first novel to come out of design had no folios. There was no budget for copyediting or ARCs. But no one blinked an eye when I requested pricing for a three-hundred-page novel—in two colors! If Amulet changed the place, the place also shaped Amulet and, arguably, children’s literature. Pictures snuck in. Emoticons in our first bestseller, Lauren Myracle’s ttyl; twisted fairy-tale portraits in Michael Buckley’s Sisters Grimm books; reproductions of nineteenth-century art in Margi Preus’s Heart of a Samurai;

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cartoons in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In retrospect, it’s no coincidence that among Amulet’s most successful novels are illustrated ones like Diary of a

Wimpy Kid and Amy Ignatow’s The Popularity Papers and Tom Angleberger’s The

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Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Now, ten years and 250 titles later, Amulet lives at the corner of words and art. We publish books that are as satisfying to look at as they are to read. And we feel grateful to those artists of Abrams’ past whose works hang in our hallways, for inspiring us, just as we feel grateful to you for embracing us and, we hope, finding e  R . Nicol

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The Night Gardener

ages 10 and UP Middle-Grade Fiction

■ ■ By J o n at h a n Au x i e r

s e lling points

A spellbinding middle-grade mystery from the bestselling author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

■■ Bestselling author: Auxier’s highly praised debut novel, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, was chosen as an ABA New

Praise for Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes “Loved this book. . . . As soon as I read the opening lines

Voices pick, a BookPage Best Book of 2011, and an Indie Next selection ■■ Popular genre: Young fans of

of the book, I was hooked.”

ghost stories and mysteries will

—Wired’s GeekDad blog

delight in this spine-tinglingly

“Auxier has a juggler’s dexterity with prose that

creepy tale ■■ Powerful message: Highlights

makes this fantastical

the importance of storytelling

tale quicken the senses.”

and the strong bond of family in

—Kirkus Reviews

the face of evil and greed

“Inventive, unpredictable, and—like its hero—nimble.” —Publishers Weekly “As delightful a magical story

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as readers . . . will hope to

400 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

find. . . . Wholly captivating.”

Hardcover with jacket

—Wall Street Journal

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This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Auxier’s exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling. The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes PB ISBN 978-1-4197-0421-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0421-5 US $8.95  ncr 50895 9 781419 704215

Jonathan Auxier teaches creative writing and children’s literature. He is the author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, which the Wall Street Journal called “as delightful a magical story as readers ages 9–14 will hope to find.” He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter. You can visit him online at thescop.com.

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Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes HC ISBN 978-1-4197-0025-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0025-5 US $16.95  ncr 5 1 6 9 5 9 781419 700255

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Accolades

Praise

#1 Publishers Weekly bestseller

★“A  satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance

New York Times bestseller

to authority. Pitch-perfect middle school milieu and

IndieBound bestseller

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

Wall Street Journal bestseller E. B. White Read-Aloud Award, Middle Reader ALSC Notable Children’s Book for Middle Readers Texas Bluebonnet Award

Author Tom Angleberger has his finger puppet squarely “ on the erratic pulse of middle-school life, with its shifting allegiances, squeals, moans, and misgivings.” —Washington Post

IRA Young Adults’ Choice

“ Proof that Angleberger really understands middle

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

schoolers and the daily dramas that engulf them,

SLJ Top 100 Children’s Novel

situations.” —Scripps News

while still finding the humor inherent in their

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

Art on pages 4–5 by Jason Rosenstock. © 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. Title and character and place names protected by all applicable trademark laws. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue 42-copy mixed floor display 12 copies Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue 6 copies The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett 6 copies Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling 6 copies The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee 6 copies Darth Paper Strikes Back 6 copies The Strange Case of Origami Yoda ISBN 978-1-4197-1324-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1324-8 US $555.90   CAN9 0$597.90 000 9 781419 713248

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The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee See page 69 ISBN 978-1-4197-0392-8 eISBN 978-1-61312-456-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-0392-8 US $12.95  CAN $13.95 51295 9 781419 703928

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue 24-copy floor display ISBN 978-1-4197-1323-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-1323-1 US $334.80   CAN3 3$358.80 480 9 781419 713231

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Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling ISBN 978-1-4197-0534-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0534-2 US $12.95  CAN $13.95 51395 9 781419 705342

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ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

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a n o rig a m i yo da b o o k

■■ Smash-hit series: Origami Yoda

■ ■ By To m A n g l e b e r g e r

has sold over three million copies

The fifth book in the #1 bestselling series

and landed on the New York Times, IndieBound, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists ■■ Reluctant-reader favorite: Fantastic books for reluctant readers ■■ Hot-button issue: This episode focuses on the timely, heated debate surrounding testing and how it takes away from quality teaching ■■ Beloved author: Angleberger is a hit at visits to schools, libraries, and bookstores. He was runner-up for the Indie Champion Award ■■ Fun bonus: Includes instructions for making origami

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At McQuarrie Middle School, the war against the FunTime Menace—aka test prep—wages on. Our heroes have one battle under their belts, and they’ve even found a surprising ally in Jabba the Puppett. But to defeat the Dark Standardized Testing Forces they’re going to need an even bigger, even more surprising ally: Principal Rabbski. But with great forces—aka the school board—pushing her from above, will the gang’s former enemy don a finger puppet and join the Rebellion—or will her transformation to Empress Rabbski, Dark Lord of the Sith, be complete? With this timely episode in the blockbuster Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger demonstrates once again that his “grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on” (Scripps Howard News Service). Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees, and The Qwikpick Papers. Tom maintains the Origami Yoda–inspired blog origamiyoda.com. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.

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The Origami Yoda Files Boxed Set: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Darth Paper Strikes Back The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett ISBN 978-1-4197-1131-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1131-2 US $52.00 CAN $56.00 55200 9 781419 711312

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ages 7 to 10 Middle-Grade Fiction

s e lling points

Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake ■ ■ By J u l i e S t e r n b e r g  ■  I l lu s t r at e d by M at t h e w C o r d e l l

■■ Third book in a bestselling series: The follow-up to the successful Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger

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

■■ Appealing format: Highly illustrated, young contemporary novels are very popular with readers transitioning to chapter books Praise for the

■■ Award-winning series: An IndieBound Next pick and an

Eleanor series

ABC New Voices selection, won

“Ingenuous free-

BCCB’s Gryphon Award, was

verse monologue.”

on the 2011 Texas Bluebonnet

—Publishers Weekly

master list, and was a Junior Library Guild selection and a

“Winsome cartoon

BookPage and Parents magazine

drawings.” —Booklist

Best Book

“Sternberg is particularly deft

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at leaving young-

throughout

reader-sized room

192 pages, 5½ × 7½"

for interpretation

Hardcover with jacket

and extrapolation.” —Bulletin of the Center

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for Children’s Books

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I did a mean thing. A very mean thing. I hate that I did it. But I did. This is worse than carrot juice on a cupcake. Or a wasp on my pillow. Or a dress that’s too tight at the neck.

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In the third installment from the team who created Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Eleanor's relationship with her best friend, Pearl, experiences its first growing pains. When a glamorous new student transfers to school, at first Eleanor’s excited about the possibility of a new friend. But when Pearl is assigned to be the new girl’s buddy, Eleanor fears she can’t compete. To make matters worse, Eleanor’s been chosen for the lead role in the springtime musical, which means she has to sing a solo in front of the entire school!

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From overcoming stage fright to having a secret crush, young readers will relate to Eleanor as she navigates the bittersweet waters of growing up. Julie Sternberg received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. She is the author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger. She lives in Brooklyn. Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, Like Bug Juice on a Burger, Bat and Rat, and Trouble Gum. He lives outside Chicago.

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The Qwikpick Papers P o o p f o unta in ! ■ ■ By To m A n g l e b e r g e r

ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

s e lling points

Fast, funny, and a little gross, this series from the creator of Origami Yoda is as kid-friendly as they come

■■ Strong track record: Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series is a smash hit, with sales of over three million and a devoted fan following ■■ Perfect boy book: Revered blog A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy said: “Having just lived thru a summer of having to give boys books that, well, aren’t the type of things they are interested in . . . let me just say. THIS book should be on summer reading lists” ■■ Socioeconomic diversity: Qwikpick positively portrays life in a trailer park, an underrepresented setting for this category

s pecifications This hilarious, highly original series, which so astutely captures the odd preoccupations of middle

Black-and-white illustrations

schoolers, will appeal to the many fans of the Origami Yoda series and such gross-out classics as How

throughout

to Eat Fried Worms and Freckle Juice.

144 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave expect to spend another dull holiday passing time at the local Qwikpick convenience store. Then an article in their hometown paper catches their eye—the sludge fountain at the nearby sewage plant is being retired. With this news, the three friends decide they’re not just normal kids who don’t have Christmas plans: they’re the Qwikpick Adventure Society. Their first mission: to see the “poop fountain” before it fades from glory.

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Told with the mix of journal entries, doodles, and handwritten notes that has made the Origami Yoda books so appealing, this is another great series from a master chronicler of middle school. Tom Angleberger is the author of the bestselling Origami Yoda series. He is also the

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author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache, both Edgar Award nominees. Tom maintains the Origami Yoda–inspired blog origamiyoda.com. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.

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It's WIMPY KID

ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

s e lling points ■■ Powerhouse brand: Macy’s

The Wimpy Kid 2015 Calendar

Thanksgiving Day Parade giant helium balloon, three movies, T-shirts, games, vinyl figures, and more cement Wimpy Kid’s popularity and permanence in the market ■■ The perfect gift: Any time of year, for any occasion, Wimpy Kid

A R FI T N NA O L T

makes the perfect gift

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Monroe is just sitting there, staring at me, as if she’s asking me, “What’s next?” or “What are we going to do now?” So I put down the magazine and look back at her.

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Welcome to Dog Beach

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West of the Moon

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also received multiple starred reviews ■■ Fascinating folktales and myths: Historical fiction that draws on folktales and myths, inviting comparisons to Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope ■■ Immigrant history: Recounts the trials and travails experienced by those wishing to immigrate to America in the 19th century ■■ Compelling hook: Inspired by the diary of Preus’s great-greatgrandmother, who met a girl named Margit on the ship to America and hired her as a maid

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In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate

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to join her father in America. After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape.

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Nathan Hale is the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al Roker Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA notable book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of three starred reviews. He is also the illustrator of the picture book The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas. He lives in Provo, Utah.

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their comics-loving daughters.”

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—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Young witch Salem Hyde is stubborn, impulsive, and loves flying. Her cat companion, Whammy, is nervous, careful, and loves staying on the ground. Somehow, though, they’re best friends. In this second book in the series, Salem is invited to a birthday party, and she wants to make sure everything goes perfectly. But from the invitations to the presents, party games, and spells gone awry, nothing happens exactly the way it should, and she’ll need Whammy’s help to sort it all out. Frank Cammuso is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist, the creator of the popular middle school graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table, and the illustrator of several beginning-reader graphic books, including Otto’s Orange Day. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

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Steering Toward Normal ■ ■ By R e b e c c a P e t r u c k

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A fast-paced coming-of-age debut for boys, set against the backdrop of 4-H steer competitions

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moves in and messes up his life. Wayne threatens Diggy’s chances at the State Fair, horns in on his girl,

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What started out great quickly turns into the worst year ever, filled with jealousy, fighting, and several incidents involving cow poop. But as the boys care for their steers, pull pranks, and watch too many B movies, they learn what it means to be brothers and change their concept of family as they slowly steer toward a new kind of normal. Rebecca Petruck is a Minnesota girl, though she currently lives in North Carolina, where she earned her MFA in creative writing. A former member of 4-H, she was also a Girl Scout

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and competed in MATHCOUNTS. She may have pulled a few pranks in her life, though no one can prove she wrapped that entire car in cellophane. This is Rebecca’s first novel.

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Time Out of Time B o o k One : B eyo n d the D o o r

ages 10 to 14 Middle-Grade Fiction

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In the tradition of the Dark Is Rising books, fantasy and myth come to life in this action-packed middle-grade duet

■■ Popular subject: Novels incorporating fantasy and mythology are a perennially popular genre with middle-grade readers ■■ Celebrated author: McQuerry’s previous novel, The Peculiars, was described as “creative, entertaining, and wholly original” by Horn Book, received a starred review from Booklist, and was named to the YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults list ■■ Appeal for both male and female readers: With brother and sister protagonists and a mixed cast of characters, this mystery and fantasy story has broad appeal

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Beyond the Door, the first in the Time Out of Time duet from Maureen Doyle McQuerry, weaves a compelling coming-of-age story with fantasy and mythology. With his love of learning and the game of Scrabble, Timothy James feels like the only person who understands him is his older sister, Sarah, and he’s fairly certain nothing interesting will ever happen to him. But one night, while his parents and

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Timothy must embark on a quest to prevent the Dark from controlling the future and changing the past.

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But he can’t complete the quest alone. Timothy has to team up with his sister and the school bully, Jessica, to face an ancient evil, and in the process, this unlikely trio discover they are each more than meets the eye. Maureen Doyle McQuerry is an award-winning poet, author, and teacher. She has

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taught for 20 years, specializing in young adult literature and writing. She has published two nonfiction books and numerous poems, and was the 2000 McAuliffe Fellow for

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Washington State. She is the author of The Peculiars. She lives in Richland, Washington.

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ages 14 and UP Young Adult Novel

Otherbound ■ ■ By C o r i n n e D u y v i s

s e lling points ■■ Unique new voice: Duyvis takes a fascinating premise and breathes real life into it; will appeal to fans

A bold debut about a teen who lives another life in another world every time he blinks his eyes

of fantasy and mind-bending Advance praise for

speculative fiction

Otherbound

■■ Popular, emerging category: More and more young adult hits

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It’s an action-packed tale of passion, possession, and hair-raising leaps from world to world. As you read it, remember to keep breathing.” —Margo Lanagan, winner of the Printz Honor Award for Black Juice and Tender Morsels

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of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan’s world is our world, full of history tests, family problems, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara’s world is

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full of magic and danger, and she’s a mute slave girl who’s tasked with protecting a renegade princess.

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Nolan is only an observer in Amara’s world—until he’s not. At first, Amara is terrified by this new

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presence controlling her. But they eventually learn that the only way to protect the princess and escape danger is to work together. A fascinating premise, clearly and compellingly written and imagined by a startlingly original debut writer. Corinne Duyvis is a novelist and short story writer. She’s a graduate of the Clarion West writer’s workshop and lives in Amsterdam. Visit her online at corinneduyvis.net.

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High and Dry

ages 14 and UP Young Adult Novel

■ ■ By S a r a h S k i lto n s e lling points

A witty, twisty mystery about a teen uncovering dark secrets in his desert town

■■ Critically acclaimed author: Skilton’s first book earned a mountain of praise, including a starred review in

Praise for Sarah Skilton ★ “O ffering psychological

Publishers Weekly ■■ Addictive mystery: Readers will

drama, . . . the book has a

be reading furiously to find out

meaningful message about

what really happened and why

power, control, and the

■■ Sports hook: Questions what

internal bruises carried by

it means to be a teammate and

victims.”

a tough player who sometimes

—Publishers Weekly,

bends the rules

starred review “Here is a writer to watch who handles complex issues with sensitivity in the vein of Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen.” —Booklist “Imogen’s struggle to come to terms with what she did (and did not do) is nuanced

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and honest.” —Horn Book “A useful exploration of the difference between fantasy-style omnipotence and the complexity of real-life human strength.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

s pecifications Framed for a stranger’s near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash

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drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw

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an upcoming match, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon is juggling more than his share of drama.

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Add in a broken heart and the drinking he’s been doing to soothe it, and he’s near the breaking point. In this fast-paced, layered mystery, Charlie spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past friendship that may be responsible for all his current problems.

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peer pressure gone tragically awry. Sarah Skilton is the author of Bruised, which received a starred review from Publishers

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Weekly, and which Horn Book called “nuanced and honest.” She lives with her husband Art of Selling Books See page 70–71

and their son in Los Angeles.

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Splintered

ages 14 and UP Young Adult Novel

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

s e lling points

The much-buzzed debut that reimagines Carroll’s Alice for a new audience

■■ Beloved source material: Carroll’s Alice books are perennially popular with kids and adults

Praise for Splintered

■■ High-concept fantasy: A strong

★ “ Fans of dark fantasy, as well

hook, appealing characters, and

as of Carroll’s Alice in all

an understanding of its core teen

her revisionings (especially

audience make this a standout

Tim Burton’s), will find a lot to love in this compelling

■■ Steamy romance: The sparks fly between Alyssa and her

and imaginative novel.”

longtime crush, Jeb, and she’s

—BCCB, starred review

torn between him and the

“The story’s creepiness is intriguing as horror,

otherworldly Morpheus ■■ Paperback timing: The hardcover

and its hypnotic tone and

of the sequel, Unhinged,

setting, at the intersection

comes out in January, and the

of madness and creativity,

paperback will include a teaser

should sweep readers

chapter from the new book

down the rabbit hole.” —Publishers Weekly “A deft, complex metamorphosis of

400 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

made more enticing

Paperback

by competing romantic

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interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original.” —Booklist

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this children’s fantasy

“These adventures

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are indeed wonderful.” —BookPage

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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

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she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa must face her worst fears and step through the mirror to find the origins of the curse. 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 is the author of Splintered and its sequel, Unhinged. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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that is easy to get into and fun to follow.” —School Library Journal

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ages 13 and UP Young Adult Novel

■ ■ By L aur e n M y rac l e

The Internet Girls are back in these deluxe, updated 10th-anniversary editions—omg!

s e lling points ■■ Renowned series: The Internet Girls series has sold more than two million copies since its debut in 2004, was a New York Times bestseller, and often tops mostbanned books lists ■■ Updated and repackaged: A sleek redesign, two-color printing, and updated cultural references will attract a new generation of fans ■■ Sequel sneak-peek: These reissues will include an exclusive sample chapter from yolo, the new Internet Girls book, coming

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author Lauren Myracle explores the many potholes of teenagedom with the unflinching honesty

256 pages ISBN 978-1-4197-1143-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-1143-5 50995

and pitch-perfect humor that made this series a staple of young adult literature. Lauren Myracle is the author of many books for teens and young people, including

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the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series, Shine, Rhymes with Witches, Bliss, The Infinite Moment of Us, and the Flower Power series. She lives with her

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family in Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit her online at laurenmyracle.com.

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ages 8 to 12 Middle-Grade Fiction

s e lling points ■■ Big-name author: Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series is a smash hit, with sales of over three million and a devoted fan following

Fake Mustache Or , H o w J o d ie O ’ R o d e o an d H er W o n d er H o rse ( an d S o m e N er dy Ki d ) S ave d the U. S . P resi d ential E lecti o n fr o m a Ma d G enius C ri m inal Master m in d ■ ■ By To m A n g l e b e r g e r

A delightfully silly crime caper from the bestselling author of Origami Yoda

■■ Hardcover success: Fake Mustache is an Edgar Award nominee and is on the Florida

Praise for Fake Mustache

Sunshine State Master List

“There’s no twist too goofy

■■ Broad reader appeal: Publishers

or absurd as Angleberger

Weekly said Angleberger’s writing included “spot-on boy

pulls out all the stops.”

banter,” 100 Scope Notes called it

—Publishers Weekly

“reluctant reader platinum,” and

“Foot-on-the-floor zaniness

Fuse #8 said, “It’s been a while

. . . Pure, unfiltered

since I found a book that can

hilarity.” —Booklist

truly be called genderless”

“Fans of Angleberger’s previous efforts won’t be disappointed. Total

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deadpan lunacy.”

208 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

—Kirkus Reviews

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Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only person standing between his evil-genius best friend—Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis—and world domination. It all begins when Casper borrows money from Lenny to buy a spectacularly convincing fake mustache, the Heidelberg Handlebar #7. With it,

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see through his disguise? And will he be able to stop Casper from taking over the world? Award-winning author Tom Angleberger flexes his comic and literary muscles in this hairy adventure story with twists at every turn.

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Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, as well as The Qwikpick Papers and Horton Halfpott, an Edgar Award nominee. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Visit Tom at origamiyoda.com.

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Casper’s able to rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president. Is Lenny the only one who can

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My Summer of Pink & Green

ages 10 to 14 Middle-Grade Fiction

P in k & G reen B o o k T w o ■ ■ By L i s a G r e e n wa l d

s e lling points

Lucy, Sunny, and the Old Mill Pharmacy (now Spa!) are back in this sequel to My Life in Pink & Green

■■ Fan favorite: The first book has had an excellent response since it hit shelves—over 200,000 copies in print ■■ Beach read: Set in the summer at a beach community, this is the perfect book to take on vacation ■■ Light romance: Family-friendly

Praise and accolades

content and a bubbly, engaging

for My Summer of

tone are Greenwald’s specialties

Pink & Green

■■ Excellent timing: Paperback will

Spring 2013 Kids’

come out before the first book

Indie Next List

in Greenwald’s new Seagate

“Through Lucy’s

Summers series, Welcome to

perseverance and

Dog Beach. The next in the Pink

entrepreneurial spirit,

& Green series will publish in

Greenwald reminds

Fall 2014, and the paperback will

readers that dreams

include a teaser chapter of the

are worth pursuing.”

new book

—Kirkus Reviews “Lucy charms readers once again with her

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positive attitude

288 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

and dedication to

Paperback

beauty, makeup,

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well-being.” —School

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filled with a strong protagonist, likeable characters, and themes

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paced read . . . Young girls will enjoy this story

of friendship.” —VOYA

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At the end of My Life in Pink & Green, Lucy Desberg had just won the grant that would save her family’s pharmacy—and turn it into a modern eco-spa. Now it’s summer, and the work has begun in earnest. Lucy figures that with the spa opening and her sister, Claudia, home, she’ll have a great summer. But her sister brings a new boyfriend, and their investor brings his extremely irritating daughter, Bevin. Plus

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there’s a new spa coordinator in charge of the plans, and so Lucy finds herself at loose ends. What’s a girl to do? A makeover, of course. But this time Lucy’s makeover skills might not smooth over the cracks in her happy family . . . 9

and the Pink & Green series. She works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan. She is a graduate of the New School’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Brooklyn. Visit her online at lisagreenwald.com.

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Lisa Greenwald is the author of Reel Life Starring Us, Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes,

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ages 12 and UP Historical Fiction

s e lling points ■■ Bestselling author: Moss’s classic Amelia’s Notebook series has made her a name in children’s

A Soldier’s Secret T he I ncre d ible T rue S to ry o f S arah E d m o n d s , a C ivil War H er o ■ ■ By M a r i s s a M o s s

The only novel for young people about Sarah Edmonds, the Civil War hero who disguised herself as a man

literature, as have her books with Abrams, The Pharaoh’s Secret

March is Wome n's Histor y M o nt h

and Nurse, Soldier, Spy ■■ Timely subject matter: 2011–15 marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and many people are intrigued by this part of our nation’s history

Praise for A

■■ Appeal for teen readers: Themes

Soldier’s Secret

of self-discovery, falling in love,

★ “A female Civil War soldier

and gender-bending are sure to

is brought alive for

resonate

readers. . . . An intimate

■■ New content: Includes a

look at a soldier’s life from

reader's guide

a compelling, historical perspective.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ “A captivating piece of YA historical fiction.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “ Whether a valiant soldier or angel of mercy, Sarah is a brave and loyal historical figure, well deserving of readers’ attention.” —School Library Journal “ Moss’s novel offers a fascinating, first-person portrait.” —Booklist

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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. Her adventures include serving as a nurse on the battlefield and spying for the Union Army, and being captured

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by (and escaping 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 falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Using historical materials to build the foundation of the story, Moss has crafted a captivating novel for the YA audience. The book includes a Civil War timeline, archival photos, a glossary of names, a

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detailed note on sources, and a new readers guide.

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Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series, the picture book Nurse, Soldier, Spy, and a middle-grade novel, The Pharaoh’s Secret. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Shadow on the Mountain

ages 10 to 14 Historical Fiction

■ ■ By M a r g i P r e u s s e lling points

The thrilling historical novel from Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestseller Margi Preus

■■ Award-winning author: Preus’s house favorite Heart of a Samurai received a 2010 Newbery Honor as well as

Praise for Shadow on the Mountain ★ “ Preus infuses the story

numerous starred and rave reviews ■■ Appeal for boy readers: Boys will

with the good-natured

identify with the main character

humor of a largely unified,

as he sets out on his adventures

peace-loving people trying

■■ Fascinating historic tale: Based

to keep their sanity in a

on the real-life adventures during

world gone awry.” —Kirkus

World War II of a Norwegian

Reviews, starred review ★ “ This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and

boy, whom Preus (of Norwegian ancestry) interviewed ■■ Highly praised in hardcover:

a chronicle of escalating

Received excellent critical

bravery. Multidimensional

attention, two starred reviews,

characters fill this

and multiple awards, including

gripping tale that keeps

being named a 2013 Notable

readers riveted to the

Book for a Global Society

end.” —School Library

■■ New content: Includes an

Journal, starred review “A closely researched historical novel . . . relates

epilogue about what happens to the real spy upon whom the story is based and a teaser chapter

this wartime tale with

for Preus's new novel West of

intelligence and humor.”

the Moon

—Wall Street Journal “Perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s classic, Number the Stars.” —BookPage

s pecifications 10 black-and-white photographs and 2 maps 320 pages, 5½ × 8¼" Paperback

during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the resistance movement. Espen gets his start delivering illegal newspapers, graduates to the role of courier, and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Margi Preus has written many popular plays, picture books, and novels for young readers. She has traveled the globe to research her novels and, along the way, has made friends in Japan, Norway, and many other places. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit her online at margipreus.com.

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Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen

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ages 12 and UP Young Adult fiction

Bruised ■ ■ By S a r a h S k i lto n

s e lling points ■■ Stellar reviews: The starred review from Publishers Weekly launched the book (and Skilton)

The critically lauded realistic novel about the aftermath of a violent crime

with a bang ■■ Popular sport: Heavily features Tae Kwon Do, the most popular martial art for kids in the Praise and accolades

United States

for Sarah Skilton

■■ Strong heroine: Imogen must negotiate between her physical

“Her story is compelling, and

strength and inner turmoil on a

readers will stick with her

path toward self-discovery

as new insights bring about a believable shift in her

■■ Momentum: Paperback is timed to release in advance of Skilton’s

behavior. . . . This distinctive

latest, High and Dry, and will

debut will be appreciated

include a sample chapter of the

by fans of contemporary

new book

fiction.” —Kirkus Reviews “Skilton does a fine job capturing how a psychological process after trauma can take time and might manifest in unique, sometimes unexpected, ways.” —VOYA

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“Poignant and emotionally

304 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

raw at times and humorous

Paperback

at others, this debut

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shattered life in the wake of an unexpected act of

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violence and the road back to normalcy.” —School

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When Imogen, a 16-year-old black belt in Tae Kwon Do, freezes during a holdup at a local diner, the gunman is shot and killed by the police, and she blames herself for his death. Before the shooting, she

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believed that her black belt made her stronger than everyone else—more responsible, more capable. But now that her sense of self has been challenged, she must rebuild her life, a process that includes redefining her relationship with her family and navigating first love with the boy who was at the diner with her during the shootout. With action, romance, and a complex heroine, Bruised introduces a vibrant new voice to the young adult world—full of dark humor and hard truths.

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Sarah Skilton lives in Los Angeles with her magician husband and their son. By day she works in the film and TV business. She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, which came in handy when writing Bruised. Visit her online at sarahskilton.com.

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The Peculiars

ages 12 and UP young adult Fiction

■ ■ By M au r e e n D oy l e M c Q u e r ry s e lling points

A YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults winner, this is an exciting fantasy story with a mysterious twist

■■ Celebrated debut: In hardcover, The Peculiars received a starred review from Booklist and was named to the YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults list and the Horn Book’s list of recommended fantasy books for

Praise for The Peculiars ★ “A page-turner.” —Booklist, starred review

“Readers graduating from the stories of C.S. Lewis and Edward Eager will be right at home.” —Publishers Weekly

■■ Great girl YA: With an adventurous female protagonist, a touch of romance, and fantasy with steampunk elements, this book is ideal for the YA market ■■ New content: Includes a sample chapter from McQuerry’s new fantasy Time Out of Time, Book One: Beyond the Door, publishing in Spring 2014

“A creative, entertaining, and

young readers

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wholly original

384 pages, 5½ × 8¼"

fantasy.” —Horn Book

Paperback

“Richly atmospheric read.” —­Kirkus Reviews

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On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train north, she meets Jimson Quiggley, a young librarian who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the

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home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is soon boarded by a handsome young marshal, Thomas Saltre, who learns who Lena’s father is and convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, called Zephyr House. Eventually, though, Lena must venture into the wilds of Scree and confront her deepest fears. Maureen Doyle McQuerry is an award-winning poet, author, and teacher. She was the 2000 McAuliffe Fellow for Washington State and has published two nonfiction books and numerous poems. She is the author of the Time Out of Time duet. She lives in Richland, Washington. Visit her online at maureenmcquerry.com.

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Snuggle the Baby

ages 1 to 4 Children's/Novelty

■ ■ By S a r a G i l l i n g h a m s e lling points

Tickle, feed, and swaddle the baby, and more, with this interactive how-to book

■■ Play appeal: Toddlers will discover the joy of reading and playing at the same time with this doll-meets-book format ■■ Innovative novelty elements: With a punch-out bottle, a onesie to close, movable arms, and even a real blanket, readers will learn by doing ■■ Based on current parenting methodology: Shushing, swaddling, tucking in the blanket, and other authentic and current parenting tactics inform the text

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and interactive elements ■■ Wide appeal: This unique book will appeal to all kids who love dolls and babies, as well as soonto-be older siblings ■■ Award-winning art: Gillingham’s signature illustrations, in the style of vintage screen prints with four spot colors, were showcased in the Society of

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This interactive novelty board book plays like a doll and reads as a gentle “How to Care for Baby” manual for young kids. From swaddling to shushing, Gillingham has incorporated real tactics for baby care, giving the text an authenticity and purpose. Interactivities include tickling, feeding, diapering, swaddling, rocking, and tucking in the baby, all accompanied by tender, instructive narration. Perfect for soon-to-be older siblings or doll-loving toddlers, this book encourages children to read while they play, and practice empathy and care. Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer. She was the Design Director for Children’s Publishing at Chronicle Books and taught at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts. She is the co-creator of the In My Nest series for Chronicle and illustrates the Empowerment series for Abrams Appleseed. She lives with her family in British Columbia, Canada.

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ages 2 to 4 Picture Book

s e lling points ■■ Caldecott winner: Raschka won the Caldecott Medal in 2012 and

ABRAMS welcomes the incomparable CHRIS RASCHKA and his lovable THINGY THINGS series!

2006 and a Caldecott Honor in 1994 ■■ Once-in-a-lifetime reissue opportunity: Originally published in 2000 (before their time) and subsequently out of print, this series begs to be refreshed and reissued in light of Raschka’s

COWY COW BRAND-NEW! Cowy Cow has so many ideas! In fact, she has one

greater visibility and the embrace

hundred of them: green is the best color ever; chewed

of quirky, clever picture books

grass tastes like a cookie . . . But has Cowy Cow ever

■■ Brand-new books supplement

tasted a cookie before? Though her research may be

the reissues: Alongside the

flawed, this single cow’s efforts to make silly sense

reissues, two never-before-

of the world are both tickling and inspiring! Chris

published Thingy Things titles

Raschka’s award-winning brush strokes add just the

will be released this season, and

right amount of emotion and comedy.

two more next season ■■ Collectible series: With a total of eight Thingy Things titles coming out this year, these bite-sized, lower-priced picture books invite impulse buys in multiples ■■ Made for kids, but with crossover appeal: Packaged at a childfriendly trim size and length, these books’ unexpected and non-formulaic comedy will draw giggles from preschoolers and adults alike ■■ Seasonal tie-ins: Lamby and Cowy are perfect for springtime

LaMBy Lamb In a clever game of reverse psychology,

and farm promotions; Crabby and

Lamby Lamb is instructed not to get dressed. Item

Whaley will spice up summertime

by item, he is told not to put on his shirt, his pants,

and beach promotions

his coat, or his hat. By the end, Lamby Lamb is rebelliously ready to go! Chris Raschka’s witty, relatable humor lets children in on the joke and leaves everyone laughing!

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CRaBby Crab BRAND-NEW! Crabby Crab is not in a good mood. No, Crabby Crab would rather complain than do anything else! Young readers will be drawn in by this humorous look into an all-too-familiar situation, and be comforted in the end. Chris Raschka’s expert balance of visual and textual humor will charm even the grumpiest of readers!

ages 2 to 4 Picture Book

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Crabby Crab

WHaLey Whale It’s hard to be discreet when you’re a whale

ISBN 978-1-4197-1056-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1056-8

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(. . . or a preschooler). With relatable obviousness, Whaley Whale engages in a lighthearted game

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of hide-and-seek with the reader. Is she on the table? . . . Is she behind the door? This methodical progression builds an anticipation that delights young readers, while the unmistakable foreshadowing keeps parents giggling along.

Thingy Things 12-copy counter display 3 copies Cowy Cow 3 copies Crabby Crab 3 copies Lamby Lamb Chris Raschka has published over 60 children’s books, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner A Ball for Daisy. His other books include the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; the Caldecott Honor book Yo! Yes?, and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book Good Sports. He lives in New York City Cit!

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The Jellybeans Love to Read

ages 2 to 4 Board book

s e lling points ■■ Based on the bestselling book: The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza was on the New York

■ ■ By L au r a N u m e r o f f a n d N at e E va n s ■ ■ I l lu s t r at e d by Ly n n M u n s i n g e r

The New York Times bestselling Jellybeans star in a new board book about the power of reading

Times bestseller list and is the top-selling book in the series ■■ Successful series expansion: Young readers not yet ready for picture books will love the board book format with shortened text ■■ Audience favorite: The Jellybeans series features relatable characters. There is a Jellybean for everyone ■■ Renowned author: Numeroff is one of the most well-known and bestselling children’s book authors writing today

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The Jellybeans are back to share the love of reading! Anna loves to read, but her friends prefer doing other things. However, after a trip to the library, each Jellybean finds a book that’s perfectly

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suited for her: Emily finds a book on ballet, Nicole finds a book on sports, and Bitsy finds a book on art. But with so many wonderful books to read, will Anna find the book that’s perfect just for her? Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, this board book will win over a new generation of fans with four irresistible characters who are sweeter than candy.

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Laura Numeroff is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, When Sheep Sleep, and the Jellybeans series. She lives in Los Angeles. Nate Evans is the co-author of the Jellybeans series. He lives in Statesboro, Georgia. Lynn Munsinger is the illustrator for the Jellybeans series, as well as the What Mommies Do Best series by Laura Numeroff. She lives in Killington, Vermont.

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Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! ■ ■ By To d d T u e l l  ■ ■ I l lu s t r at e d by Ta d C a r p e n t e r

For the youngest ninjas, a fast-paced picture book of sneaks and schemes

ages 2 to 5 Picture Book

s e lling points ■■ Young take on a popular subject: Ninjas are hot in television, movies, video games, and comics, with franchises like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Kung Fu Panda; this book is perfect for the aspirational younger end of this market ■■ Boy appeal: This strong-willed, energetic little ninja brings action and humor to every page ■■ Engaging text and illustrations: Carpenter’s dynamic, animated, colorful art style beautifully complements Tuell’s quick-paced rhymes

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Follow this little ninja as he sneaks up on the family dog, swipes a cookie from his brother, and escapes from Granny’s kiss . . . only to be out-ninja’d by his younger brother’s sneak attack! Young readers will be drawn in by the fast-paced rhymes that parallel the little ninja’s quick moves, and will chant the refrain with glee! This humorous ode to stalking, sneaking, spying, and scheming is sure to be read over and over again, inspiring imaginary play for a new generation of ninjas. Todd Tuell serves as co-regional advisor to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. He lives with his family in Broomfield, Colorado. This is his first book. Illustrator and designer Tad Carpenter has worked with Target, Atlantic Records, Hallmark Cards, and Kidrobot, and has published several children’s books. He teaches at the University of Kansas and lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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ages 5 to 8 Picture Book

Beloved, bestselling Sally picture book and a pair

Sally Goes to Heaven ■ ■ By S t e p h e n H u n e c k

Include s ma gne tic picture fram e Praise for Sally Goes to Heaven “Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneck’s beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogs—

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and ourselves.” —Ken

Full-color illustrations

Foster, author of The

48 pages, 10 × 10"

Dogs Who Found Me

Hardcover with jacket

and I’m a Good Dog

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Sally Goes to Heaven is a wonderful, joyous book to help provide gentle insight into the natural

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cycle of life of a pet, or to share with young children who have recently experienced the loss of a beloved animal. In this book, Sally passes away and goes to heaven, where she lives happily and helps her family on Earth find a new pet. The book includes a removable magnetic photo frame that readers can use to hold a picture of their own beloved pet.

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returns in a touching new of adorable board books!

Sally at the Farm Praise for picture book Sally Goes to the Farm “Dog lovers and children will recognize fun when they see it—this is sure to raise chuckles all around.” —Booklist

ages 1 to 3 Board Book

s e lling points ■■ Popular series: Sally picture books have a proven and dedicated following, with close to 300,000 copies in print and continued strong sales. Fans and new readers alike will appreciate these beautiful additions to the series ■■ Classic art: Huneck’s quintessential woodcut print

During her visit to the farm, Sally discovers many new friends and much to do. She works hard and plays even harder with an array of animals. Adapted from the classic picture book

style, featured in museums, is reappropriated for young readers ■■ Promotional opportunities: The board books are perfect for

Sally Goes to the Farm and illustrated in Huneck’s

spring, summertime, and animal

signature woodcut prints, this simplified text is

promotions, while Sally Goes

perfect for animal-loving toddlers.

to Heaven brings a positive approach to a sensitive topic

Sally in the Sand Praise for picture book Sally Goes to the Beach

and will prove helpful when discussing death with children ■■ Digital brand expansion: Sally puzzle games and book apps

“Sally is front and center, and deservedly so—

from Trajectory, Inc. are available

she’s one endearing pooch.” —Publishers Weekly

for download

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Full-color illustrations Join Sally as she experiences new friends, new smells, and new games on her seashore adventure. Adapted from the classic picture book Sally Goes to the Beach and illustrated in Huneck’s frame-worthy art, this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving beach babies.

20 pages, 7 × 7" Board book RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: March US $7.95  CAN $8.95 CARTON QTY: 44 Sally at the Farm ISBN 978-1-4197-1030-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-1030-8

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Sally in the Sand ISBN 978-1-4197-1029-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1029-2

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

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The World of

ages 3 to 8 picture book

s e lling points ■■ Top brand: Hello Kitty is a global lifestyle brand that is embraced

Hello Kitty Storybook Collection ■ ■ By S a n r i o ®

by girls of all ages and ranks among the top licenses worldwide ■■ Accessible and giftable:

A storybook collection of Hello Kitty classics for every young Hello Kitty fan

Featuring eight Hello Kitty stories in an oversized hardcover, this collection makes a great gift for any Hello Kitty fan

s pecifications Full-color illustrations 176 pages, 9 × 9" Featuring eight favorite Hello Kitty stories,

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including Hello Kitty: A Day with Papa, Hello Kitty:

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A Surprise for Mama, Hello Kitty Wishes on a

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Star, and Hello Kitty Takes a Trip, this storybook

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fan. Spend time with Hello Kitty as she does all her favorite things: bake cookies, spend time with

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friends, go on adventures, and learn new things. With eight updated classics, the fun never ends.

s e lling points ■■ Devoted audience: Hello Kitty attracts fans of all ages ■■ Added value: Includes four tearout Valentine’s Day cards bound into the back of the book ■■ Bestselling book on an evergreen subject: This story has sold over 100,000 copies

Hello Kitty, Hello Love! ■ ■ By S a n r i o ®

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Hello Kitty! This updated and revised favorite comes with bonus Hello Kitty Valentine’s Day cards

in various formats over the past decade, in trade and proprietary editions

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Hello Love!

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In this favorite Hello Kitty story, Hello Kitty

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explores what love and friendship mean as she

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Dear Daniel. After all of her friends offer sugIncludes 4 punch out Valentine’s Day cards!

gestions that don’t seem quite right, Hello Kitty finally has an idea for something very special that she hopes Dear Daniel will love. Includes bonus Valentine’s Day cards.

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Has Something for Everyone

ages 1 to 4 Board Book

s e lling points

Hello Kitty, Hello New York!

■■ Charming package: This substantial board book will stand

■ ■ By S a n r i o ®   ■  i l lu s t r at e d by J e a n H i r a s h i m a

out. Perfect for the youngest

Hello Kitty visits the world’s most popular city

New Yorkers and visitors ■■ NYC appeal: In 2012, NYC visitors reached an all-time high, at over 52 million. NYC’s top tourist sites are included in book ■■ Crossover opportunity: For oneto four-year-olds, and Hello Kitty collectors of all ages

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Hello Kitty, Hello Fall! ISBN 978-1-4197-0799-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0799-5

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Join Hello Kitty and her friends as they take a bite out of the Big Apple! Visit the Empire State Building, kayak under the Brooklyn Bridge, feed the pigeons at Central Park, enjoy Grand Central Terminal, ride the subway, and more! With sparse text and cheerful original scenic art, this casebound

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Hello Kitty, Hello Summer! ISBN 978-1-4197-0687-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0687-5

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board book is a keepsake for Hello Kitty fans of all ages. Sanrio®, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the philosophy that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people

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Hello Kitty, Hello Spring! ISBN 978-1-4197-0688-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-0688-2

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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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alice reckoned there was room for more than one cowgirl in Pennsylvania. so she and lexis hopped up onto their ponies and trotted off down the trail.

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Hands & Hearts W i t h 1 5 wor d s in A m e rican S ign L ang uag e ■ ■ By D o n n a J o N a p o l i  ■  i l lu s t r at e d by A m y B at e s

A trip to the beach introduces children to the power of sign language

ages 3 to 7 Picture Book

s e lling points ■■ Unique book in the market: One of the few picture books to feature a deaf protagonist and incorporate ASL into the illustrations and text ■■ Broad appeal for both deaf and hearing readers: Can also be used by parents looking to teach hearing babies and children ASL ■■ Expert and beloved author: Napoli is a linguist who has worked extensively with the deaf community and has published numerous award-winning books ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Bates brings warmth to this sunny tale with her beautiful watercolors ■■ Summer fun anytime: Warm and beachy setting is great for storytimes and read-alouds all year long

s pecifications A mother and daughter spend a sunny day at the beach together where they swim, dance, build sandcastles, and, most importantly, communicate. But their communication is not spoken; rather, it is created by loving hands that use American Sign Language. Readers will learn how to sign 15 words using American Sign Language with the help of sidebars that are both instructive and playful. And the beautifully illustrated beach scenes will appeal both to the deaf community and to hearing parents and children, who will enjoy this gentle introduction to some basic words in ASL. Hands & Hearts is a picture book unlike any other, revealing the special bond between mother and child.

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books for young readers. She lives outside Philadelphia. Amy Bates is the illustrator of Bear in the Air, Minette’s Feast, and The Dog Who Belonged to

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No One. She lives outside Philadelphia.

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Praise for How to Be a Cat ★ “ Fine cut-paper compositions and craftsmanship.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “McClure’s cut-paper spreads can be mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly

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May the Stars Drip Down

ages 3 to 7 Picture Book

■ ■ By J e r e m y C h at e l a i n   ■  i l lu s t r at e d by N i k k i M c C lu r e

Indie musician Jeremy Chatelain and renowned artist Nikki McClure team up for a lullaby book about the soothing rhythms of nature

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May the stars drip down light on you, And you close your eyes to see the moon,

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And sleep will pull you through. May the starlight find you.

Thus begins the gorgeous lullaby “May the Stars Drip Down” by indie rock band Cub Country, now adapted into a beautiful bedtime book with illustrations by the acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki

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the song is also included. Jeremy Chatelain has toured the world as a musician with a number of dif-

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ferent bands, and today he is the driving force behind indie rock band Cub

By Cynthia Rylant

Country. He lives in Salt Lake City with his family. Nikki McClure is the author

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Market; Apple; and How to Be a Cat; and is the illustrator of All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit nikkimcclure.com.

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The Monkey Goes Bananas ■ ■ By C . P. B lo o m  ■  I l lu s t r at e d by P e t e r R ay m u n d o

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When a hungry monkey wants a banana, hilarity ensues!

few words, young readers will enjoy talking out the humorous narrative ■■ Great value: At $14.95, this paper-over-board hardcover is a great impulse purchase ■■ Child-favorite animal: The Monkey will delight with his hijinks ■■ Humor and kid appeal: The fast-paced adventure has an animated feel reminiscent of classic Road Runner cartoons

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A determined monkey spies a banana tree across the water. What happens next is an inventive romp, as the resourceful monkey attempts to grab a snack, with some hilarious consequences. Full of energy, surprise, and strong visual storytelling, this practically wordless picture book will entice even the most reluctant reader. The Monkey Goes Bananas is fast-paced, delicious fun that’s sure to leave young readers hungry for another read. C. P. Bloom is the creative team of Carly Dempsey, Ed Bloom, and illustrator Peter Raymundo. Raymundo, who also illustrated the book, started his career as an animator

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for Walt Disney Studios and works as a storyboard artist for independent films and commercials.

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Tyrannosaurus Wrecks! ■ ■ By S u d i p ta B a r d h a n - Q ua l l e n  ■ ■ i l lu s t r at e d by Z ac h a r i a h O h o r a

All the dinosaurs play nicely, except Tyrannosaurus . . . WRECKS!

ages 3 to 6 Picture Book

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In this read-along picture book, a classroom full of young dinosaurs plays with toys, does art projects, and reads books. But each activity is another opportunity for the over-enthusiastic Tyrannosaurus Rex to wreak havoc. Parents and young children will love the call-and-response nature of the book, and young dinosaur fans will appreciate the listing (and pronunciation guide) for a dozen different dino species. The format is extra vertical in order to accommodate T. Rex’s biggest messes. Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of many picture books, including Quackenstein Hatches a Family. She lives in New Jersey. Visit her online at sudipta.com. Zachariah OHora is the illustrator of several picture books, including Stop Snoring, Bernard! He lives in Narberth, Pennsylvania. Visit him online at zohora.com.

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Pack Your Trunk with These Classic Babar Titles

\ Babar Comes to America

Babar’s USA

Babar’s Yoga for Elephants

Babar’s ABC

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Babar’s Counting Book

Babar and the Ghost

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Babar’s Birthday Surprise

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Babar Visits Another Planet

Babar’s Museum of Art

Babar’s Little Girl

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Babar and the Wully-Wully

Babar’s Book of Color

Babar the Magician

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Babar on Paradise Island

Ages 4 and up Picture Book

■ ■ By L au r e n t d e B r u n h o f f s e lling points

Beloved Babar and family set sail for a tropical adventure in this new outing in the bestselling series

■■ Beloved classic series: Babar just celebrated his 80th anniversary, with successful partnerships at retailers nationwide and new consumer products ■■ Strong brand: Babar is a strong seller with longtime fans and young readers alike, and has sold

Praise for the Babar series “A franchise as sturdy as an elephant’s memory.” —Kirkus Reviews “Light the torches. Bang

millions of copies worldwide ■■ Seasonal promotions: Bright illustrations that feature a lush tropical landscape and a variety of fantastic creatures make this perfect for spring and summer promotions

the drums. A new Babar the elephant book is here, by the famous

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author who has kept the

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spirit of Babar alive.”

48 pages, 8¾ × 12¼"

—Philadelphia City

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libraries.” —School

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Library Journal

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This newest book in the beloved series is sure to delight longtime fans as well as new readers. Babar and his family are enjoying a relaxing ocean cruise when a sudden, violent storm whisks them far

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away from Celesteville. Shipwrecked on a desert island, they meet fabulous creatures as they explore their temporary home. Readers will appreciate the tropical locale—rendered in de Brunhoff’s trademark lush watercolors—as much as Babar and his family do while they await their eventual rescue. Fans both old and new will love spending time with Babar, Celeste, their kids, and the Old Lady in this charming tale on the high seas. Laurent de Brunhoff is the son of Babar creator Jean de Brunhoff. He is an accomplished author and artist, and has originated dozens of popular Babar books over 60 years. He and his wife, Phyllis Rose, divide their time between New York City and Key West, Florida.

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ages 6 to 10 Picture Book

s e lling points ■■ Amazing experience: The artwork is exceptionally detailed and breathtaking, and the 3-D effect

Jim Curious A Voyag e to t h e H e ar t o f t h e S e a ■ ■ By M at t h i a s P i c a r d

In breathtaking 3-D, an innovative wordless picture book about a boy’s adventure into the depths of the ocean

makes the imagery that much more compelling ■■ Proven success: The original French edition has enjoyed

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multiple printings and great reviews, and was an official selection of the 40th annual Angoulême International Comics Festival, the largest comics festival in Europe ■■ 3-D glasses included: Two pairs of traditional red-and-blue 3-D glasses are included in an envelope at the back of the book

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Jim Curious portrays the fantastical story of a young boy and his thrilling trip to the bottom of the sea in an old-fashioned diving suit. But there are no words telling his tale—only intricately illustrated images in exceptional 3-D. On his journey, Jim initially passes the garbage tossed into the waters by

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land-dwellers, but soon he goes deeper and deeper, immersing himself in the wonders of the waters.

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He encounters sea creatures large and small, a sunken pirate ship, and even the remnants of what

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seems to be Atlantis, before coming upon a mysterious force at the bottom that turns everything

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Matthias Picard is a graphic artist who has published a graphic novel, Jeanine, in France. He is based in Paris.

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Alice from Dallas

ages 4 to 8 Picture Book

■ ■ By M a r i ly n S a d l e r   ■   i l lu s t r at e d by A r d H oy t s e lling points

The tale of an aspiring cowgirl and a Texas-size showdown

■■ Perennial topic: Cowboys and cowgirls are favorites with young readers, as evidenced by bestselling western-themed books in the market ■■ Themes of friendship and acceptance: Alice learns not to judge a person by first impressions and that it doesn’t matter where you’re from as long as you stay true to yourself ■■ Bestselling team: Author and illustrator both have stellar sales tracks ■■ Empowering for girls: Many states have flourishing rodeo cultures where girls of all ages compete—being a cowgirl is a modern aspiration for young girls

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ALSO AVAILAB LE Alice is the most rootin’, tootin’ cowgirl in all of Dallas . . . Pennsylvania. Each day she puts on her favorite boots and hat and sets off on her stick pony for school with a “Yippee ki-yay!” Alice is used to being the only cowgirl around, until Lexis from Texas arrives at school one day. Lexis seems to be a real cowgirl, with her fancy hat, jingling spurs, and lasso tricks. Alice decides there’s only one way to know who the best cowgirl is: a school-yard showdown at high noon! But will Alice learn there’s room for more than one cowgirl in town? Bestselling author and illustrator Marilyn Sadler and Ard Hoyt team up to create a rollicking tale of friendship that will have readers dancing the Texas Two-Step and shouting “Yee-haw,” no matter where

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they’re from. Marilyn Sadler is a children’s television writer and the award-winning author of multiple picture books, including the bestselling P.J. Funnybunny series. She lives in Cleveland. Ard Hoyt is the illustrator of many bestselling children’s books, including I’m a Manatee by John Lithgow and Tilly the Trickster by Molly Shannon. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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ages 8 and UP picture book

Migrant ■ ■ By J o s é M a n u e l M at e o   ■   I l lu s t r at e d by Jav i e r M a r t í n e z P e d r o

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One of the few books about an immigrant’s experience crossing the border, presented in an innovative “codex” format

■■ Bilingual edition: Spanish on one side and English on the other ■■ Unique and beautiful format: The story is presented as a codex—one long sheet of paper gathered in an accordion fold. The book can be hung on the wall as a poster, making it great for classrooms or a child’s bedroom ■■ Essential topic for educators: In 2008 there were 5.5 million children of illegal immigrants in U.S. schools (PEW Hispanic Center, 2011). Teachers and librarians need books that reflect the lives of these children, who live in all 50 states ■■ Award-winning title: Won the BolognaRagazzi New Horizons award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

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A Mexican boy tells of his journey to the United States with his mother and sister, searching for work and for his father, who went on before them. The family must face many dangers to cross the border, only to experience the uncertainty felt by all illegal immigrants in not knowing where their tale truly ends. The narrative is accompanied by one long, beautifully vivid illustration reminiscent of pre-Hispanic codices, packaged as an accordion-style foldout frieze. Together, the words and drawings in minimalist black and white invite us into the world of a migrant family, while telling the evolving story of our

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own nation. José Manuel Mateo is a Mexican writer and poet who has published a number of Spanish-language children’s books. Javier Martínez Pedro is an artist from the only Indian community where these special illustrations, painted on amate bark paper, are made. He has won many prizes for his work.

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Separate Is Never Equal

ages 6 to 9

S y lvia M e n d e z an d H e r Fa m ily ' s f igh t f or d e s e gr e gat ion

Book

Nonfiction Picture

■ ■ By D u n c a n To n at i u h

s e lling points ■■ Anniversary of Brown vs. Board

The only picture book that tells the inspiring tale of Sylvia Mendez and her family, who helped end school segregation in California

of Education: May 2014 is the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that ended school segregation ■■ Perfect for classrooms and libraries: Will prompt discussions of this little-known aspect of American history as well as the Civil Rights movement ■■ Celebrated author-illustrator: Tonatiuh’s books have won multiple awards and outstanding media coverage, including two starred reviews and a national feature in USA Today

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Almost ten years before the landmark Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia

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Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. At the time, students with Mexican or Latino heritage were not allowed to attend schools that were designated for “Whites only”; they were sent to “Mexican schools.” Although she was an American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing various sectors of the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in the federal district court. The success of their actions, of which Sylvia was the principal

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catalyst, would eventually bring an end to the era of segregated education in California.

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accompanied by archival photographs of Sylvia and her family. Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His first book, Dear Primo, was given the Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration in 2011, and Diego Rivera was the Pura Belpré Illustration Award Winner for 2012. His latest book, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, discusses illegal immigration and has been highly praised. Tonatiuh lives in Mexico and frequently travels to the United States.

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Nonfiction picture

Pure Grit

book

H ow A m e rican W orl d War I I N u rs e s S u rviv e d

ages 10 to 16

s e lling points ■■ Women’s History Month: Coinciding with Women’s History Month, this book offers unique insight into the roles of women in early-20th-century America and

bat t l e an d prison ca m p in t h e Paci f ic ■ ■ By M a ry C r o n k Fa r r e l l ■ ■ F o r e w o r d by F i r s t L i e u t e n a n t D i a n e C a r l s o n E va n s , ANC RVN

The only book for children that tells the harrowing true story of World War II nurses serving in the Pacific

World War II ■■ Perfect tool for educators: Focuses on the little-known history of the roles of women in

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World War II and in the Pacific especially, making it an essential tool for teachers and librarians ■■ Compelling foreword: Includes a foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans, who served as a nurse during the Vietnam War and founded the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation in 1984 ■■ Timely topic: With women now officially serving in combat roles, this is a clear-eyed look at women’s historic, and often perilous, wartime contributions

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In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army

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and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island. Later, when most of them were captured by

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the Japanese as prisoners of war, they suffered disease and near-starvation for three years. Pure Grit is a story of sisterhood and suffering, of tragedy and betrayal, of death and life. The women cared for one another, maintained discipline, and honored their vocation to nurse anyone in need—all 101 coming home alive. The book is illustrated with archival photographs and includes an index, glossary, and timeline.

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Mary Cronk Farrell’s books have been named a Notable Social Studies Book for Young People and a NY Public Library Best Book for Teens, made the Bank Street College List of Best Children’s Books, and won a SPUR Award for Best Juvenile Fiction about the American West. A former award-winning journalist, Farrell frequently speaks at schools, libraries, conferences, and women’s and family workshops. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

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A Woman in the House (and Senate)

ages 8 to 14 Nonfiction picture book

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H ow W o m e n C a m e to t h e Uni t e d S tat e s C ongr e ss ,

■■ Women’s History Month:

B rok e Down B arri e rs , an d C hang e d t h e C o u n t ry

Published to coincide with

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Women’s History Month

■  F o r e w o r d by f o r m e r u. s . s e n ato r o ly m p i a s n o w e

and features strong female role models

The only overview for young readers of the history of women in Congress

■■ Appeal for educators: Schools and libraries will love this overview of women’s history, U.S. history, and the roles of the

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House of Representatives and Senate in the U.S. government ■■ Unique in the market: The only book for young readers that gives a comprehensive look at the history of women serving in the House and Senate

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For the first 128 years of our country’s history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana

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became the first woman elected to Congress—even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women’s suffrage movement and going all the way through the results of the 2012 election, Ilene Cooper deftly covers more than a century of U.S. history in order to highlight the influential and diverse group of female leaders who opened doors for women in politics as well as the nation as a whole. Featured women include Hattie Caraway (the first woman elected to the Senate),

Jewish Holidays All Year Round

Patsy Mink (the first woman of color to serve in Congress), Shirley Chisholm (the first African-American

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woman in Congress), and present-day powerhouses like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. The book is

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filled with lively illustrations and archival photographs. It includes a glossary, index, and chart of all the women who have served in Congress. Ilene Cooper has written many acclaimed children’s books, including Jewish Holidays All Year Round, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and The Golden Rule. She is an editor for Booklist and lives in Chicago.

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A Lion in Paris

ages 4 to 8 Picture Book

■ ■ By B e at r i c e A l e m ag n a s e lling points

From international-award-winner Beatrice Alemagna, a lion explores one of the most beloved cities in the world

■■ Multiple-award-winning author and book: Alemagna, one of Europe’s most popular illustrators, is widely known, and the book has garnered several international awards ■■ Important childhood themes: Charming approach to the discussion of identity and finding one’s place in the world ■■ Stunning artwork: Innovative and uniquely styled illustrations: a combination of pencil drawings, gouache, and collage ■■ Engaging story: Children will love the images of a huge lion roaming the bustling city of Paris

A Lion in Paris is widely regarded as the most accomplished book by multi-award-winning children’s author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. It tells the story of a lion who, bored by his rural life in the savanna, seeks excitement and opportunity in the City of Light. Upon arriving in Paris, the lion is disappointed to find that despite his size, people barely pay attention to him, not even when he lets out a ferocious roar on the busy underground Métro. Revealing the sights and sounds of Paris from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower, this beautifully illustrated book successfully conveys the experience of being a stranger in a new city and the process of understanding one’s own identity.

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Beatrice Alemagna is the winner of many international awards and prizes. She is the illustrator and author of over 20 books for children, translated into 13 different languages.

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Her artwork has been the subject of 14 solo exhibitions and has also been featured in group exhibitions in major museums.

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Otto in the City

ages 3 to 6 board book

■ ■ By To m S c h a m p s e lling points ■■ Unusual two-way format: Largeformat sturdy board book reads from front to back; then readers

Children can take their toy cars along for the ride on the pages of this sturdy book, which can be read in two directions

can turn the book over and find more adventures by going from back to front! ■■ City life for everyone: A busy story of life in the bustling city ■■ Award-winning and talented illustrator: Perfect for fans of artists such as Richard Scarry and Marc Boutavant ■■ Available in English for the first time: Finally, American audiences can have this clever book

Otto, a young cat, and his father spot some weird and wonderful sights as they drive through the village, around the traffic circle, along the highway, and into the dazzling heart of the city. Here is a bus carrying a school of fish, Santa’s reindeer at the shopping mall, and mice racing pen- and pencil-shaped cars! This wonderfully boisterous book, from renowned Belgian illustrator Tom Schamp, can be read

s pecifications Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 10 × 13⅜" Casebound board book

from front to back and then, after being turned upside down, read again from back to front! The sturdy cardboard pages make it perfect for children to follow along the road themselves with their own toy cars! Children and parents alike will delight in Schamp’s highly detailed illustrations filled with clever references and visual jokes. Taking in a cross-cultural mix of city sights, Otto in the City is a charming celebration of metropolitan life and the personalities who inhabit it.

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Tom Schamp is a renowned Belgian illustrator with a distinctive style. He has illustrated over 20 books for children and also works on magazines, newspapers, toys, posters, stamps, calendars, and album covers. Schamp has twice been awarded the Boekenpauw Award, an annual Flemish prize for the most beautifully illustrated children’s book of the

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Zubert

ages 4 to 8 picture book

■ ■ By C h a r l i e S u tc l i f f e s e lling points

A debut picture book about a little boy who has a lot of fun—and a big imagination—in a fancy hotel!

■■ Fun and fast-moving story: The youngest readers will enjoy the clever text and buzzy action ■■ Pages with room for fun: Stylish artwork with plenty of engaging details ■■ Fun animal friends: The characters will captivate readers ■■ Debut book with dynamic appeal: This is the first book from an exciting new illustrator

What happens when you’re bored, you’ve finished all your books, and you’re hanging around in the biggest and best hotel in London, the Savoy? Follow Zubert and his new magic friends, the Spinglefranks, as they find out! Buffalos in the lobby . . . monkeys in the bedrooms . . . an octopus in the swimming pool . . . and an elephant in the kitchen! How to hide all the animals from the hotel inspectors? Can Zubert and friends find a way to let the animals keep their home? Drawn in a beautiful, distinctive, and characterful style, this is the first book from bright new illustrator Charlie Sutcliffe, showcasing his imaginative and unique talent.

s pecifications Color illustrations throughout 32 pages, 9¾ × 9¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: North America PUB MONTH: april ISBN 978-1-84976-121-5

Charlie Sutcliffe is a London-based artist/designer/maker who has worked with a wide range of clients over the years, including DMG World Media, Sony, EMI, Jaguar Shoes, and Nokia. Zubert is his first book.

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ages 4 to 8 picture book

Mr Rouse Builds His House ■ ■ By S t e fa n T h e m e r s o n a n d B a r b a r a W r i g h t 

s e lling points ■■ Vintage and enchantingly eccentric: Full of nostalgia and humor, this is an offbeat charmer that is funny and full of whimsical

■   I l lu s t r at i o n s by F r a n c i s z k a T h e m e r s o n

Originally published in 1950, this classic, cleverly illustrated miniature book about a man who builds himself a house will find new homes everywhere

typography ■■ A classic available once again: Originally published in 1950 to great acclaim ■■ Successful writing team: By

Praise for Mr Rouse

the authors of the popular

Builds His House

books The Table That Ran

“An excellent book for

Away to the Woods and My First

reading aloud, full of

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enjoyable noises and with great variety of pace and rhythm.” —Times (London) Literary Supplement, 1950 “A very diverting, delightfully illustrated saga, half prose and half cheerful rhyme,

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part impressionistic and part

Black-and-white illustrations

informative.” —Manchester

throughout

Guardian, 1950

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This tiny book, originally published in 1950, tells the story of Mr. Rouse, who has decided to build himself a house. Inevitably, the process is much longer and more detailed than Mr. Rouse initially envisions: “Mr. Builder, I’m not a bird, you know; how could I live in a house made of leaves?”

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This quirky tale from 1950 takes readers through the process of choosing building types and making all kinds of decisions. In a wonderful blend of absurd poetry and pragmatism, Mr. Rouse contends with building materials, transportation, lighting, and plumbing, encountering quarreling stairs and dapper gutters on his way. Stefan and Franciszka Themerson were Polish avant-garde artists and filmmakers who in the 1940s fled to London, where they worked on a huge range of creative projects. In 1948, they founded the influential Gaberbocchus Press, publishers of Kurt Schwitters, Jankel Adler, and Alfred Jarry, among others. Barbara Wright was a translator and art writer who worked closely with the Themersons and also translated key works of 20th-century French literature into English, including Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi.

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Paul Klee M y A rt Acti v it y B ook ■ ■ By A n ja E d e l m a n n

A great new activity book based on the work of popular modern artist Paul Klee

ages 7 to 9 Activity Book

s e lling points ■■ A fun and interactive introduction: Paul Klee’s paintings come to life in a whole new way ■■ Engaging activities: Packed full of creative ideas and provides hours of art-exploration fun ■■ Will inspire budding artists: Uses Klee’s paintings as a springboard for children’s own artworks ■■ Perfect for museum shops and art-supply stores: A must-have memento after seeing Klee’s art in person and an inspiring gift year round

s pecifications 22 color artworks and black-andwhite illustrations throughout 32 pages, 11 × 10¼" Paperback RIGHTS: North America PUB MONTH: March ISBN 978-1-84976-233-5

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Swiss artist Paul Klee (1879–1940) especially liked the style and characters he saw in children’s paintings. He once said he borrowed ideas for his own work from the way children used shapes, lines, and colors to conjure up a new world on a sheet of paper. This fun and imaginative activity book borrows Klee’s ideas back, encouraging children to use their

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artistic instinct and get creative. Some of the drawings invite new characters, and others introduce Klee’s own—the tightrope walker! the ventriloquist! the angry leopard!—as well as inspiring other ideas like tracing and cutting out, playing with and expanding on Klee’s own paintings. Sparking endless possibilities, this activity book is an ideal and immersive introduction to an accessible modern artist.

Tate Introductions: Klee Anja Edelmann is a designer who has worked in theater, museums, performance, and

By Flavia Frigeri

film. She has developed and designed a number of art books for children on behalf

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One morning we found some photographs. One morning these girls stood on lawns. We looked at the pictures, and we got to work. There’s no use standing around. You should do something.

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Girls Standing on Lawns

ages 10 and up Picture book

■ ■ I l lu s t r at e d by M a i r a K a l m a n  ■   t e x t by Da n i e l H a n d l e r

Maira Kalman, Daniel Handler, and MoMA— an unbeatable trio—offer a fresh, creative look at childhood, nostalgia, and home

s e lling points ■■ Incredible pairing: Artist Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler are bestselling authors with incredible track records ■■ Evocative illustrations: Kalman’s whimsical art is enormously popular with all age groups ■■ Includes art from MoMA’s collection: Vintage photographs from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, enhance the text ■■ Unusual, fun, and gorgeously produced: Perfect for storytime, gift giving, and inspiring family craft projects

Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children’s book author Maira Kalman and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket. This clever book contains 40 vintage photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, more than a dozen original paintings by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and brief, lyrical texts by Handler. Poetic and thought-provoking, Girls Standing on Lawns is a meditation on memories, childhood, nostalgia, home, family, and the act of seeing. The gorgeous

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visual material sets the stage for what Handler succinctly describes as “a photograph, a painting, a

12 full-color illustrations and over

sentence, a pose.” Girls, women, families, and even pets from days gone by grace the pages, looking

40 black-and-white and color

out at us, enticing readers to imagine these people, their lives—and where they have gone.

photographs 64 pages, 5 × 8"

Maira Kalman is a bestselling and award-winning artist, illustrator, and writer whose

Clothbound with tipped-on color

books include 13 Words (with Lemony Snicket), And the Pursuit of Happiness, and The

plates

Elements of Style. Her artwork has been the subject of 14 solo exhibitions and has also been featured in group exhibitions in major museums. Girls Standing on Lawns is the first title in a series of illustrated children’s books Kalman will be publishing with MoMA, inspired by MoMA’s photography collection. Daniel Handler is the internationally renowned author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events series, whose books have sold over 60 million copies in 44 languages.

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Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection

Pop culture

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F e at u ring 2 0 R e m ova b l e , F rama b l e P rints

20 color illustrations 42 pages, 11 × 16" Paperback RIGHTS: US and Canada PUB MONTH: March

Featuring 20 exclusive, removable Adventure Time posters,

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this book collects a madcap array of artwork curated by Cartoon

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Network and lovingly crafted by world-class artists and designers such as Olly Moss and Tony Millionaire. Pore over these

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Ample Hills Creamery

cooking

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■ ■ By B r i a n S m i t h a n d Jac k i e C u s c u n a w i t h L au r e n K a e l i n Ample Hills Creamery is an ice-cream destination that attracts

125 color photographs,

thousands of customers each day from near and far to Prospect

125 color illustrations

Heights, Brooklyn. Featuring recipes for the most sought-after

224 pages, 7 × 9"

flavors—including Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey, and the

Hardcover

Munchies—the book also includes stories, activities, and hand-

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Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna are the owners of Ample Hills Creamery. Lauren Kaelin, coauthor and illustrator, is the director of marketing at Ample Hills.

The Glow

parenting

A n I nspiring G u i d e to S t y l ish M oth e rh o o d s pecifications 150 color photographs 224 pages, 8 × 10⅞" Hardcover RIGHTS: World PUB MONTH: april ISBN 978-1-61769-068-6 ISBN$29.95  978-1-61769-068-6 US CAN $32.95

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■ ■ By V i o l e t G ay n o r  ■   p h oto g r a p h s by K e l ly S t ua r t Violet Gaynor and Kelly Stuart, creators of the popular site TheGlow.com, bring their unique vision of motherhood to the page. With gorgeous photographs and intimate interviews with tastemaker moms, this book traces the path from pregnancy to parenthood with wry wit, charming advice, and a deep understanding of the relationship between parent and child. Covering everything from fashion to home decor, cooking, fitness, beauty, and marriage, The Glow is the parenting book for a new generation of hip moms. Violet Gaynor and Kelly Stuart are the creators of TheGlow. com, which has amassed an international following since its launch in 2011. Violet is the senior fashion editor at InStyle.com, and Kelly is the photo director at Hearst Digital Media.

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Collect Raindrops (Reissue)

Art

T h e S e as o ns G ath e r e d ■ ■ By N i k k i M c C lu r e

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actually taste it, looking up at the stars to dream. This reissue of the 2007 art book includes 64

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pages of new, breathtaking art. At a smaller trim size than the original, this volume makes the perfect gift. Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist known for her calendar and gift line. She is the author and illustrator of Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; How to Be a Cat; and the illustrator of All in a Day, written by Cynthia Rylant, and May the Stars Drip Down, written by Jeremy Chatelain. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit nikkimcclure.com.

BiblioCraft A M o d e rn C raft e r ’ s G u i d e to u sing l i b rary

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20 black-and-white illustrations 208 pages, 7¾ × 9¼" Hardcover In BiblioCraft, Jessica Pigza hones her literary hunting and gathering skills to help creatives

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advantage of the riches libraries have to offer. In Part II, she presents 20+ projects inspired by library resources from a stellar designer cast.

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Whatever the quest, anyone can utilize library resources to bring their creative visions to life. Jessica Pigza is a rare-books librarian at the New York Public Library. The host of the library’s monthly DIY event series, she has been featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine, guestblogged on design*sponge, and spoken at library conferences on design and craft inspiration in libraries. She lives in Brooklyn.

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2 The Night Gardener

45 Hands & Hearts

4 Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue

46 May the Stars Drip Down

6 Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake

48 The Monkey Goes Bananas

7 The Qwikpick Papers

49 Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

50 Babar on Paradise Island

12 Welcome to Dog Beach

52 Jim Curious

14 Hope Is a Ferris Wheel

53 Alice from Dallas

15 West of the Moon

54 Migrant

16 Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

55 Separate Is Never Equal

17 The Misadventures of Salem Hyde

56 Pure Grit

18 Steering Toward Normal

57 A Woman in the House (and Senate)

19 Time Out of Time 20 Otherbound 21 High and Dry

59 A Lion in Paris 60 Otto in the City

Amulet Paperbacks 23 Splintered 24 ttyl, ttfn, and l8r, g8r 26 Fake Mustache 27 My Summer of Pink & Green 28 A Soldier’s Secret

61 Zubert 62 Mr Rouse Builds His House 63 Paul Klee MoMA 64 Girls Standing on Lawns

31 The Peculiars

66 Adventure Time: A Totally Math Poster Collection Ample Hills Creamery The Glow

34 Snuggle the Baby 36 Thingy Things: Cowy Cow, Lamby Lamb, Crabby Crab, and Whaley Whale 38 The Jellybeans Love to Read 39 Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!

67 Collect Raindrops (Reissue) BiblioCraft 68 Seasonal Backlist 70 The Art of Selling Books 72 Ebooks

40 Sally Goes to Heaven 41 Sally at the Farm Sally in the Sand 42 Hello Kitty Storybook Collection Hello Kitty, Hello Love! 43 Hello Kitty, Hello New York!

On the cover: Art from Crabby Crab (front) and Steering Toward Normal (back) This page, clockwise from bottom left: Art from Steering Toward Normal, Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!, Whaley Whale, Jim Curious, Babar on Paradise Island, May the Stars Drip Down, and Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake Front cover and pp. 36–38: © 2014 Chris Raschka; back cover and p. 18: illustration © 2014 Sam Bosma, photography © 2014 Catherine Ledner; pp. 6–7: © 2014 Patrick Arrasmith; pp. 8–9: illustrations © 2014 Jason Rosenstock, photography by Jonathan Beckerman; p. 10: © 2014 Matthew Cordell; p. 11: © 2014 Jen Wang; p. 12: © 2014 Vivienne To; p. 14: Getty Images; p. 15: © 2014 Lilli Carré; p. 16: © 2014 Frank Cammuso; p. 17: © 2014 Nathan Hale; p. 19: © 2014 Victo Ngai; p. 21: © 2014 The Heads of State; p. 23: © 2012 Nathália Suellen; p. 26: © 2012 Jen Wang; p. 27: © 2013 Jonathan Beckerman; p. 28: © 2012 Shane Rebenschied; p. 29: © 2012 Mick Wiggins; p. 30: © 2013 Jonathan Beckerman; p. 31: © 2012 Greg Ruth; p. 52: Matthias Picard photo by Renaud Montfourny; p. 59: © Beatrice Alemagna photo © 2014 Ian Scigliuzzi; p. 60: Tom Schamp photo © 2014 Jos Verhoogen; p. 63: Author photo © 2014 Anja Edelmann Page 1: Susan Van Metre’s portrait by Cece Bell. Clockwise from top left: Portraits by Frank Cammuso, Fiona Robinson, Sara Gillingham, Amy Ignatow, Daniel Kirk, David Roberts, Ross MacDonald, Matthew Cordell, Jennifer Corace, Matthew Cordell, Nathan Hale, Eric Barclay, Dan Santat, Ross MacDonald, Nathan Hale, Fiona Robinson, Amy Ignatow, Dan Santat, Sara Gillingham, Jennifer Corace, and David Roberts.

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