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Cool Is Everywhere N E W A N D A DA P T I V E D E S I G N AC R O S S A M E R I C A

ART, PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN

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Equal parts design inspiration and travelogue, this book highlights the rapidly growing adaptive reuse movement

●● The perfect guide for anyone looking to introduce their sense of design to smaller urban environments ●● Features inspired designs from the adaptive reuse movement ●● Includes practical information for travel such as directions to unique landmarks and maps for suggested road trips

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rom the author and photographer of Design Brooklyn and Detroit: The Dream Is Now comes Cool Is Everywhere, a photographic survey of the adaptive reuse

design movement in America’s coolest cities. These cities’ and towns’ residents are rethinking the usage of available architecture and repurposing it. They’re turning depart-

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ment stores into hip hotels, parking garages into swanky cocktail bars, and old mills into

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cutting-edge galleries. This movement has brought about results that are as surprising

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as they are inspiring. Organized by city, Cool Is Everywhere highlights remarkable

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projects that have transformed ordinary buildings into works of art.

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Michel Arnaud is an internationally recognized photographer who has worked for publications such as Vogue and Architectural Digest. He is the principal photographer for more than 20 design and lifestyle books, including Design Brooklyn and Detroit. He lives in New York City. Noted architectural curator, Donald Albrecht offers his perspective in the introduction.

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E A R T H AT T H E DAW N O F T H E A N T H R O P O C E N E ● ● BY G E O R G E S T E I N M E T Z  ●  T E X T BY A N D R E W R E V K I N

A dynamic aerial exploration of our changing planet, published on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

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he Human Planet is a sweeping visual chronicle of

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the Earth today from a photographer who has cir-

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and create beauty through art and architecture. In his

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images, accompanied by authoritative text by renowned science writer Andrew Revkin, we are encountering the dramatic and perplexing new face of our ancient home. George Steinmetz is known for his ambitious photo-

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graphic projects for National Geographic, the New York Times, the National Science Foundation, and other leading journalistic and scientific institutions. His books for Abrams include New York Air (2015), Desert Air (2012),

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Empty Quarter (2009), and African Air (2008). He lives in New Jersey. Andrew Revkin has won most of the top awards in science journalism over a three-decades-long career including 21 years at the New York Times. He lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

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What Is Color? 5 0 Q U E S T I O N S A N D A N S W E R S O N T H E S C I E N C E O F C O LO R

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A comprehensive illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of color

●● Mother-daughter duo Arielle Eckstut and Joann Eckstut, authors of the category-leading title The Secret Language of Color, have been featured everywhere from the New York Times and NPR’s Morning Edition to InStyle and Nature ●● With vivid images and original infographics, What Is Color? offers an alternative to the many academic—and outdated— reference books on color ●● Poised to become the go-to guide to the science of color for teachers, students, designers, artists, and more

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rielle and Joann Eckstut, authors of The Secret Language of Color, offer a thorough, readable, and

highly visual exploration of the science of color. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a

variety of fields—physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology—this book examines how and why we see color; how color relates to light; what the real primary colors are; how biology, language, and culture affect the colors that we see; and much more. Full of clear and elegant infographics, What Is Color? is a must-have for artists and designers, scientists,

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students, and decorators, and anyone else whose work or play involves color. Arielle Eckstut is the author of 10 books including The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. She is also the cofounder of the Book Doctors, which helps get writers’

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works published, and LittleMissMatched, a girls’ lifestyle brand. Joann Eckstut is an award-winning interior designer as well as one of America’s top color consultants. For the past 15 years, she has sat on the elite Interior Design Committee of the Color Association of the United States.

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Milton Glaser: Graphic Design

New introduction by the author

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● ● BY M I LTO N G L A S E R

Available again, the enduring, iconic volume showcasing the key early-career work and process of the godfather of modern graphic design

●● Milton Glaser’s career has spanned six decades and his work includes such iconic designs as the I ♥ NY logo, the psychedelic 1967 Bob Dylan poster, and the Brooklyn Brewery logo ●● Milton Glaser: Graphic Design

“Elegant . . . a book in which the text and the picture positively embrace and dance together . . . to read this book and to look at the pictures is almost one and the same activity.”

has been in print for nearly 50 years and is a staple text for graphic design students ●● With a new introduction by the author

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—New York Times

Color illustrations throughout

Book Review

240 pages

“If graphic design has a grand master, then Milton Glaser is Michelangelo.” —Chip Kidd, The Believer

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ilton Glaser: Graphic Design, perhaps the most famous book of its kind, explores the early decades of America’s pre-eminent

graphic artist. Glaser’s work ranges from the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster to book and record covers; from store and restaurant design to toy creations; and magazine formats including New York magazine and logotypes, all of which define the look of our time. Here Glaser undertakes not only a remarkably wide-ranging representation of his oeuvre from the incredibly fertile early years, but, in a new introduction, speaks of the influences on his work, the responsibilities of the artist, the hierarchies of the traditional art world, and the role of graphic design in

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the area of his creative growth. First published in 1973, Milton Glaser: Graphic Design is an extraordinary achievement and indisputably a classic in the field. Milton Glaser was born in 1929 in New York City. His artwork has been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art

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in New York. In 2004 he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and in 2009 he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. His books include Graphic Design, Art is Work, Drawing is Thinking, and Milton Glaser: Posters.

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Hermès H E AV E N LY DAYS

FASHION & STYLE

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● ● BY A L I C E C H A R B I N A N D R AC H A E L C A N E PA R I

An elegant collection of Alice Charbin’s whimsical illustrations from her 18-year collaboration with Hermès

●● Presented in an exquisite package that matches the brand’s timeless aesthetic ●● For over 60 years, the orange Hermès box has been one of the most recognizable brand icons in the world of high fashion ●● A perfect gift for Hermès and fashion enthusiasts

S PECIFICATIONS 300 color illustrations 256 pages WIDTH: 71/2" • 191mm HEIGHT: 71/2" • 191mm Hardcover with cloth case PUB MONTH: MARCH ART • FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-4527-0 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4527-0 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK 5 4 £28.99 000 9 781419 745270

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or 18 years, illustrator Alice Charbin has been inviting people to escape to the

whimsical world of Hermès, where the brand’s iconic orange box frequently shapeshifts and

appears in the most unlikely of places. Hermès: Heavenly Days brings together 300 of Charbin’s best drawings from the collaboration in a beautiful package that’s perfect for every bookshelf and coffee table. From Christmas in the North Pole to spring time in the streets of Paris, these winks from the house of Hermès will make readers of all ages smile and see life . . . in orange! Alice Charbin is an author and illustrator who

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has written many children’s books and frequently draws for the Hermès brand. She lives in Paris with her family. Rachael Canepari has collaborated with Alice Charbin on many projects for Hermès. She lives in the south of France. Hermès is a French luxury goods manufacturer

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established in 1837. It specializes in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfume, jewelry, watches, and high fashion clothing. The signature orange box has been associated with the brand since the 1960s.

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Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute

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PA R T I E S , E X H I B I T I O N S , P E O P L E

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● ● BY H A M I S H B O W L E S , C H LO E M A L L E , A N N A W I N TO U R , A N D M A X H O L L E I N

●● The updated and expanded

An updated and expanded edition, covering the past five years of The Met Costume Institute’s exhibitions and galas through the lens of Vogue

edition will contain eighty new pages of material, with new chapters on the Costume Institute exhibitions from 2015–19, since the publication of the first edition ●● The original 2014 edition of the book has sold more than 40,000

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copies ●● The book will be published in May 2020 to coincide with the opening of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute annual exhibition and gala, which is considered “the Oscars of the fashion world” and the social event of the year

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he Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition

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is the most prestigious of its kind, featuring subjects that both reflect the

zeitgeist and contribute to its creation. Each exhibition creates a provocative and engaging narrative drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors. This updated e ­ dition includes material from 2015’s China: Through the Looking Glass, 2018’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination (the most visited exhibition in the museum’s history),

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and 2019’s Camp: Notes on Fashion. The show’s opening-night gala, produced in collaboration with Vogue magazine, is regularly referred to as the party of the year, drawing an unrivaled mix of Hollywood fashion. This updated edition of Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute once again invites you into the stunning spectacle that comes when fashion and art meet at The Met. Hamish Bowles is the international editor at large of Vogue and has

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worked for more than two decades at the magazine, where he has written extensively on style and contemporary culture. Chloe Malle is a freelance writer and Vogue contributing editor. Anna Wintour is the artistic director of Condé Nast and the editor in chief of Vogue. Max Hollein is the director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Yves Saint Laurent

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An incredible collection of Yves Saint Laurent’s designs, beautifully captured by the leading fashion photographers of the 20th century

●● Features Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic haute couture and readyto-wear collections from 1962 through 1988 ●● Includes more than 100 photographs by photographers such as Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Peter Lindbergh, and Irving Penn ●● Authorized and supported by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé

S PECIFICATIONS 135 color photographs 232 pages WIDTH: 7½" • 191mm HEIGHT: 10¾" • 273mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION • PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-4437-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-4437-2 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK 5 3£25.00 500 9 781419 744372

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ves Saint Laurent: Icons of Fashion Design & Photography is a gorgeous homage to the uncrowned king of haute

couture. Originally published in 1988, the book traces the success of Saint Laurent’s haute couture and ready-to-wear designs from 1962 to 1988 through the lens of the world’s leading fashion photographers, including Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton,

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William Klein, and more. Inside, 135 photographs document Saint Laurent’s groundbreaking designs worn by the most beautiful women of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s: Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Mounia, and Veruschka. Saint Laurent was equipped with an infallible instinct for reading the aesthetic signs of the times, and this enabled him to have a profound

Yves Saint Laurent ISBN 978-0-8109-7120-2 ISBN 978-0810971202 US $55.00 CAN $69.00 UK 5 5£40.00 500

effect on fashion. With an introduction by Marguerite Duras, this classic volume documents Saint Laurent’s ever-evolving artistry and the combined efforts of the world’s most talented fashion photographers, and is as beautiful and rewarding as one of Saint

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Laurent’s creations. Marguerite Duras (1914–1996) was an acclaimed French writer and filmmaker.

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Manfred Thierry Mugler, Photographer ● ● BY M A N F R E D T H I E R RY M U G L E R

A stunning visual journey of the enduring legacy of fashion and couture icon Manfred Thierry Mugler

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S E LLING POINTS ●● The French designer is in the spotlight, with Beyoncé wearing custom Mugler for her 2018 tour, Cardi B donning three looks for the 2019 Grammys, and Kim Kardashian-West wearing a custom dress for the 2019 Met Gala ●● Couturissime, a Mugler exhibition, is currently traveling the world, with stops in Montreal, Rotterdam, and Munich, with more locations to come ●● Contains never-before-published images

S PECIFICATIONS 144 color photographs 208 pages WIDTH: 93/4" • 220mm HEIGHT: 133/4" • 280mm Hardcover, edgestain, and slipcase PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION • PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-4578-2 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4578-2 US $125.00 CAN $157.00 UK 1 2 5£90.00 00 9 781419 745782

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ince launching his namesake label in 1974, Manfred Thierry Mugler has been celebrated for his fierce silhouettes and

creative vision. Drawing inspiration from everything from architecture

and theatre to Old Hollywood and futurism, his fantastical creations have been worn by Beyoncé, David Bowie, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Lady Gaga, and Diana Ross. Mugler is a fashion revolutionary, but his creative powers also extend to photography. The French fashion designer has masterfully shot his most significant creations throughout his career. Illustrated with 144 photographs from his captivating personal collection, including both iconic and neverbefore-published images, this lavishly produced book proves that Mugler’s spectacularly bold work is best captured by the creator’s own singular photography. Manfred Thierry Mugler is a legendary fashion designer, creating iconic ready-to-wear and haute couture collections since 1974. Mugler also works as a photographer, director, choreographer, and perfumer.

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●● McDonnell’s previous Steven

The official sequel to the bestselling Steven Universe: Art & Origins

Universe book has sold more than 60,000 copies ●● Steven Universe, Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award– and GLAAD Media Award–winning series, has been recognized for its powerful storytelling, focusing on inclusion and positivity in all forums ●● Publication timed for promotional opportunities, panels, and signings at San Diego Comic-Con ●● An essential companion to the series for fans of all ages

S PECIFICATIONS 300 color illustrations 240 pages WIDTH: 10" • 254mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: AUGUST ENTERTAINMENT • TELEVISION ISBN 978-1-4197-4284-2 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4284-2 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK 5 2£23.99  999 9 781419 742842

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teven Universe: End of an Era is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling behind-the-scenes companion book Steven Universe: Art & Origins.

Showcasing new concept art, storyboards, background paintings, and exclusive interviews, End of an Era will update the history of the Emmy Award–­winning series to cover season four through to the critically acclaimed finale, “Change Your Mind,” and beyond. Fans can expect a special focus on creator and showrunner Rebecca Sugar’s

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elaborate process for creating the lore for the series, as she and the crew reveal

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how they discovered and developed the complete story arc for each character, as well as how they were able to design a show that so refreshingly captures and

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celebrates the experience of childhood. Steven Universe: End of an Era is a

Steven Universe: Art & Origins ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 US $29.95 CAN $37.95 UK 5 2£22.99 995 9 Steven 7 8 1 4 1Universe: 9 7 2 4 4 3The 5 Tale

of Steven ISBN 978-1-4197-4148-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-4148-7 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK 5 1£10.99 499 9 781419 741487

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heartfelt send-off to one of the most progressive, imaginative, and beloved animated series of our time.

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Chris McDonnell has served as author and designer for Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, and BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Rough promotional and concept art drawings by Rebecca.

Horse. He lives in Philadelphia.

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DOOM DOOM DOOM The Art of Invader Zim ● ● BY C H R I S M c D O N N E L L   ●   F O R E W O R D BY R E B E C C A S U G A R

The official behind-the-scenes guide to Nickelodeon’s cult-classic animated series and Enter the Florpus

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Show creator Jhonen Vasquez’s uniquely dark aesthetic and tone have inspired a dedicated following, including 95,400 followers on Twitter and 2.5 million on Instagram ●● Critically acclaimed series, winning an Annie Award, an Emmy Award, and a World Animation Celebration Award ●● Nostalgia for the show is strong; in syndication, from 2010–2016, it was Nickelodeon’s secondhighest-rated series and has 2.5 million followers on Facebook ●● Coincides with a major relaunch of the Invader Zim comic series from BOOM! Studios in March 2020

S PECIFICATIONS 300 color illustrations 240 pages WIDTH: 10" • 254mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH

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ENTERTAINMENT • reated by indie comics artist Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim tells the story of extraterrestrial

outcast Zim, from the planet Irk. With the assistance of

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his malfunctioning robot GIR, Zim repeatedly tries (and fails) to execute his dastardly plan to conquer Earth, all while masquerading as an average elementary school

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student. DOOM DOOM DOOM: The Art of Invader Zim is the definitive history of both the fan-favorite series and Enter the Florpus. A fully authorized, all-access compendium of never-before-published production art, storyboards, behind-the-scenes photos, and ephemera, the book will feature exclusive, interviews with Vasquez and other key crewmembers that reveal the origins, art, and imagination behind one of Nickelodeon’s most beloved turn-of-the-millennium series. Chris McDonnell has served as author and designer for Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, and BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse. McDonnell also designed books on Ralph Bakshi,

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo ISBN 978-1-4197-0450-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0450-5 US $35.00 CAN $40.00 5 3 5 0 0 9 Steven 7 8 1 4 1Universe: 9 7 0 4 5 0Art 5 & Origins

ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 US $29.95 CAN $35.95 UK 5 2£22.99 995 9 BoJack 7 8 1 4 1Horseman: 9 7 2 4 4 3 5The Art

Before the Horse ISBN 978-1-4197-2773-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2773-3 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £26.99

Wonder Woman, and more. He lives in Philadelphia.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● The X-Files is one of the most popular and influential television series of all time. Its original run averaged nearly 20 million viewers at its peak, and its

The X-Files: The Official Archives C RY P T I D S , B I O LO G I C A L A N O M A L I E S , A N D PA R A P S YC H I C P H E N O M E N A ● ● BY PAU L T E R RY

A fully authorized, richly illustrated inside look into 50 of Mulder and Scully’s most memorable monster cases

2016–2018 run drew nearly 14 million viewers ●● With all 218 episodes streamable on Hulu, the series continues to attract new fans ●● The only official in-world collection of case files from the series licensed by 20th Century Fox ●● Designed to resemble actual FBI files, this is a must‑have keepsake for fans ●● 200 color images, including: production stills, concept art, props, and other ephemera pulled from the Fox archives

S PECIFICATIONS 200 color illustrations and photographs 304 pages WIDTH: 9" • 229mm HEIGHT: 11½" • 292mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: AUGUST POP CULTURE • TELEVISION ISBN 978-1-4197-3517-2 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3517-2 US 50.00 CAN $63.00 UK5 £40.00 5000 9 781419 735172

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hen an X-Files fan opens up The X-Files: The

Official Archives, they are gaining access—for

the first time—to Agents Mulder and Scully’s notes,

records, and visual evidence from actual X-File reports. Designed to mimic a collection of FBI case files and packed with such items as autopsy reports, mug shots, lab results, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, pages ripped from antique books on the occult, and security camera printouts, this fully authorized book is the only one of its kind. Detailing the agents’ investigations into 50

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cases of cryptids, biological anomalies, and parapsychic phenomena—from the Flukeman to The Great Mutato to Pusher—The X-Files: The Official Archives showcases some of the show’s greatest villains (some dastardly, some just misunderstood), and instructs future agents on how to successfully investigate the paranormal.

Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to the X-Files ISBN 978-1-4197-3247-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-3247-8 US $30.00 CAN $38.00 UK 5 3£21.99 000 9 781419 732478

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Paul Terry is a bestselling author, music artist, and producer. Together with Tara Bennett, he coauthored Fringe: September’s Notebook, Lost Encyclopedia, The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China, and more. He lives in Los Angeles.

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The Sqirl Jam Book

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A recipe collection of the James Beard– nominated chef Jessica Koslow’s famed jams, preserves, jellies, and breads

●● Follow-up to Everything I Want to Eat, Eater’s Cookbook of the Year and James Beard Award nominee ●● Sqirl changed restaurant culture, shifting the focus from dinner to an all-day menu approach ●● Koslow is an expert in the preserving process and brings her significant platform to this already successful category

S PECIFICATIONS 75 recipes 75 color photographs 288 pages WIDTH: 8½" • 216mm HEIGHT: 10¾" • 273mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: JULY FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-3533-2 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3533-2 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK 5 3£25.00 500 9 781419 735332

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his is food whose time has come,” declared

Mark Bittman about Sqirl, the much-beloved

Los Angeles restaurant that locals, tourists, and crit-

ics alike all flock to. Sqirl all began with jam—organic, local, made from unusual combinations of fruits, fragrant, and not overly sweet—the kind of jam you eat with a spoon. The Sqirl Jam Book collects Jessica Koslow’s signature recipes into a cookbook that looks and feels like no other preserving book out

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there, inspiring makers to try their own hands at canning and creating. With photography and a design bound to inspire imitators, The Sqirl Jam Book will make you fall in love with jam. Jessica Koslow is the chef and owner of Sqirl, a preserves company and restaurant in Los Angeles.

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Since its opening in 2011, Sqirl has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, and Koslow has been nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Chef: West. Her first book, Everything I Want to Eat, was nominated for a James Beard Award and was named Eater’s Cookbook of the Year.

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FOOD & DRINK

● ● BY J E S S I C A KO S LO W


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S E LLING POINTS ●● A perfect gift for cocktail aficionados and US history buffs

The United States of Cocktails R E C I P E S , TA L E S , A N D T R A D I T I O N S F R O M E V E RY S TAT E ● ● BY B R I A N B A R T E L S   V   F O R E W O R D BY J I M M E E H A N

An exploration of the beloved cocktails, spirits, and bars that define each state in America

●● Features modern beverage brands in each state, such as St. George Spirits (California), Jack Rudy (South Carolina), and Tito’s Vodka (Texas), offering strong avenues for marketing ●● Happy Cooking Hospitality (Joseph Leonard, Fedora, Bar Sardine, Simon & the Whale, Jeffrey’s Grocery, Fairfax) as well as award-winning bars, celebrated bartenders, and James Beard– and Michelin– nominated restaurants will help promote the book

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he United States of Cocktails is a celebration of the cocktail history of every state in

America. After traveling around this great nation and sampling many of the drinks on offer,

cocktail authority Brian Bartels serves up a book that is equal parts recipe collection, travelogue, historical miscellany, bartender’s manual, and guide to bar culture today—with bar and drink recommendations that are sure to come in handy whether or not you are crossing state lines.

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Delving into the colorful stories behind the creation of drinks we love, this book includes more

100 recipes

than 100 recipes alongside spirited analysis of each state’s unique contributions to cocktail

75 color illustrations

culture. Filled with colorful illustrations, The United States of Cocktails is an opinionated and dis-

256 pages

tinctively designed love letter to the spirits, bars, and people who have created and consumed

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the iconic drinks that inspire us and satisfy our thirst.

HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & DRINK • TRAVEL

Brian Bartels has been a writer and bartender his entire adult life. He is a managing partner and bar director for Happy Cooking Hospitality, and his previous book, The Bloody Mary, was nominated for an IACP Award. Visit him at brianbartels.com.

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Colonial Spirits ISBN 978-1-4197-2230-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2230-1 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK 5 2£18.99 495 9 781419 722301

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Joy Bauer’s Superfood!

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J OY F U L R E C I P E S F O R E T E R N A L YO U T H ● ● BY J OY B AU E R

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Healthy, delicious recipes from one of the nation’s leading health and nutrition experts

●● #1 New York Times bestselling author, with 12 bestselling books under her belt ●● Host of NBC’s hit show Health + Happiness and appears on the Today show as their nutrition expert ●● JoyBauer.com has more than 150,000 readers

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S PECIFICATIONS ooking and feeling our best has more to do with what we eat and drink than anything else. With

Joy Bauer’s Superfood!, celebrity nutritionist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joy

Bauer identifies the foods that have the most transformative effects on our wellness—the foods that promote energy, better sleep, good digestion, and focus. Bauer incorporates these foods into more than 125 satisfying recipes that will help you feel your absolute best.

Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, CDN, is one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the health and nutrition expert for NBC’s Today show and the host of Health + Happiness. She is also the founder of Nourish Snacks, a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. Joy is the creator of JoyBauer.com and the author of 12 bestselling books.

125 recipes 100 color photographs 224 pages WIDTH: 8" • 203mm HEIGHT: 10" • 254mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & DRINK • HEALTH ISBN 978-1-4197-4285-9 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4285-9 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK 5 2£21.99 999 9 781419 742859

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Smoothie Project ISBN ISBN: 978-1-4197-4042-8 978-1-4197-4042-8 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK 5 2£18.99 499 9 Yummy 7 8 1 4 1Yoga 9 740428

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Dalkin has more than 500,000 combined followers on social

What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want 1 2 5 R E C I P E S TO L I V E YO U R B E S T L I F E ● ● BY G A BY DA L K I N   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M AT T A R M E N DA R I Z

Gaby Dalkin shares 125 of her absolute favorite recipes for food lovers who want to feel great

media, and her blog What’s Gaby Cooking has around 1 million readers ●● Dalkin is developing recipes for sponsored social media posts and ad campaigns for Williams Sonoma, West Elm, Sur La Table, Anthropologie, and more ●● New, simple recipes designed for the home cook using ingredients you have on hand in your fridge and pantry

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n her follow-up to her breakout success What’s Gaby Cooking, Gaby Dalkin reveals the best way to live: Enjoy the food you love. The cookbook reflects how Gaby eats in real life, and for her, balancing

moderation and indulgence is everything. No deprivation, no “bad foods” list. The only real rule?

Enjoy your life by eating food you love. Complete with simple meal plans and seasonal party menus, What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want offers 125 recipes that show you don’t need to ditch all the carbs, meat, dairy, or sugar to feel awesome. Each dish reflects Gaby’s signature mash-up of bright flavors—light and easy when you want it, and decadent and naughty when you need it. This is a delightful cookbook for those who never want to go hangry again.

125 recipes

Gaby Dalkin is a cookbook author, private chef, entrepreneur, and writer. Founded in 2009, her

125 color photographs

website What’s Gaby Cooking established her as the go-to source for all things California. Dalkin has

240 pages

been profiled in national outlets including People, Glamour, The New Yorker, Better Homes & Gardens,

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the Los Angeles Times, and more.

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Live Beautiful

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From celebrated design expert and interior designer Athena Calderone, a look into how creatives decorate their spaces

●● Includes intimate tours of the homes of Nate Berkus, Jenna Lyons, and Giancarlo Valle, Jane Keltner de Valle, and more ●● Calderone has been featured in major media outlets including Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, T Magazine, Vogue, Elle Decor, and Martha Stewart ●● Calderone has more than 220,000 followers on Instagram, 27,000 on Pinterest, and 16,000 on Facebook

S PECIFICATIONS 180 color photographs 256 pages WIDTH: 9" • 229mm HEIGHT: 11" • 279mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4280-4 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4280-4 US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK 5 4£28.99 000 9 781419 742804

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ISBN 978-1-68335-875-6 eautiful design isn’t just pleasant to look at; it improves the quality of our lives. In Live

Beautiful, the highly anticipated design book by

Athena Calderone, the EyeSwoon creator taps into her international network of interior decorators, fashion designers, and tastemakers to reveal how carefully crafted interiors come together. She also opens the doors to two of her own residences. With each homeowner, Calderone explores the initial spark of inspiration that incited their design journey. She then breaks down the details of the rooms—like layered textures and patterns, collected pieces, and customized vignettes—and offers helpful tips on how to bring these elevated elements into

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your own space. Filled with gorgeous photography by Nicole Franzen, Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design and a guide to creating a home that’s thoughtfully put together. Athena Calderone is the creator of the lifestyle site EyeSwoon and author of the James Beard award–winning cookbook Cook Beautiful. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Cook Beautiful ISBN 978-1-4197-2652-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-2652-1 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK 5 3£25.00 500 9 781419 726521

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Soul of the Home D E C O R AT I N G W I T H A N T I Q U E S

S E LLING POINTS ●● Tara Shaw is a design authority and an expert in identifying, valuing, and decorating with

● ● BY TA R A S H AW

Past meets present in this stylish guide to decorating modern homes with heirlooms and antiques

antiques ●● Insider advice, guidance on how to get the best deal, and hardworking decor advice combine in a go-to resource antiques lovers will cherish ●● Many of the featured homes were designed for celebrity clients; most have never before been published

S PECIFICATIONS 175 color photographs 272 pages WIDTH: 9½" • 241mm HEIGHT: 11" • 279mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4295-8 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4295-8 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK 5 5£35.00 000 9 781419 742958

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esigner and antiques dealer Tara Shaw is a respected supplier of French and European

antiques for a host of AD100 and Elle Decor A-listers, including Bobby McAlpine, Mary McDonald, and Bunny

Williams. In her first book, she helps readers understand how to select the best antiques and how to use them in a variety of decor schemes. The book presents neverbefore-published spaces from Shaw’s portfolio and reveals her favorite antique-hunting spots throughout Europe. Anecdotes from years of treasure hunting are accompanied by images of rare and precious finds, with text that decodes just how to choose the right pieces

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and display them in a contemporary interior. Readers will be able to look at each space and take away ideas they can apply to their own homes, to create personalized rooms full of provenance and beauty. Tara Shaw’s design principles stem from 20 years of

Mrs. Howard, Room by Room ISBN 978-1-61769-168-3 ISBN 978-1-61769-168-3 US $50.00 CAN $63.00 UK 5 5£35.00 000 9 781617 691683

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success as an antiques wholesaler. In addition to her thriving import business, she has a custom furniture line, Maison, and a licensed product line with Restoration Hardware. She lives in New Orleans.

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Bloom Wild

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A F R E E - S P I R I T E D G U I D E TO D E C O R AT I N G W I T H F LO R A L PAT T E R N S ● ● BY B A R I J . AC K E R M A N

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Bloom Wild is for rebellious maximalists seeking savvy advice for decorating their homes with bold floral fabrics

●● Bold florals are trending, appearing on furniture and accessories in stores from Anthropologie to Target to Pier 1 ●● Anthropologie, Loloi Rugs, Pier 1, Studio Oh!, Wallternatives, and Art Gallery Fabrics have all licensed Bari J.’s beautiful signature products ●● This book is a perfect fit with the next-wave decor trend—maximalism

S PECIFICATIONS 225 color photographs 240 pages WIDTH: 6¾" • 171mm HEIGHT: 8½" • 216mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-4197-4289-7 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4289-7 US $29.99 CAN $37.95 UK 5 2£21.99 999 9 781419 742897

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esigner Bari J. Ackerman’s signature style—­ modern florals bursting with color—brings energy

and joy to interior design. Justina Blakeney and Anne

Sage are fans of Ackerman’s work, and have this to say about her approach: “Bari’s designs are instantly recognizable . . . her style and her zest for life is visible in every brushstroke.” —Justina Blakeney “Bari captures the essence of maximalism. Her designs radiate joy, and her eye for color, pattern, and vibrant style inspires a desire to live life to the fullest!” —Anne Sage In her new book, Ackerman presents practical advice for adding florals to every room of the house, along with

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easy DIYs, advice on staying within budget, and detailed source lists. Ackerman shows readers how to achieve a curated maximalist style and to seamlessly create a gorgeous, layered floral look that will spark joy and lift the mood of the whole house. Bari J. Ackerman is a leading fabric and interior designer with more than 16 licensed collections of Bari J. fabrics and branded goods. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Plant Tribe ● ● BY I G O R J O S I F OV I C A N D J U D I T H D E G R A A F F

GARDENING

The bestselling authors of Urban Jungle delve into the many ways that nurturing plants helps nurture the soul

S E LLING POINTS ●● Houseplants are the modern home essential and the authors are category leaders—their first book, Urban Jungle, sold more than 65,000 copies worldwide ●● The Urban Jungle Bloggers community (840,000 followers) has been featured in the New York Times, Better Homes &

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his new book by the authors of the bestselling Urban Jungle addresses the lifechanging magic of living with and caring for plants. Aimed at a wider audience than

typical houseplant books, each chapter combines easily digestible plant knowledge, style

Gardens, the Jungalow, and

guidance via real home interiors, and inspiring advice for using plants to increase energy,

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creativity, and well-being and to attract love and prosperity. Also included: real-world @ urbanjungleblog followers’ FAQs; a section on plants and pets; and plant care for the

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different stages of a houseplant’s life. The focus is on using plants to raise the positive energy of every room in the house and to live happily ever after with plants.

240 pages WIDTH: 8½" • 216mm HEIGHT: 10" • 254mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH

Igor Josifovic is a social media consultant and blogger focusing on interior design, home decor, travel, and plants. Judith de Graaff is a freelance graphic designer. Together they cocreated the Urban Jungle Bloggers online community. Josifovic lives in Munich; de Graaff lives in Paris.

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Growing Weed in the Garden

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A N O - F U S S G U I D E TO O U T D O O R C A N N A B I S C U LT I VAT I O N ● ● BY J O H A N N A S I LV E R   ●  P H OTO G R A P H Y BY R AC H E L W E I L L

The definitive and first-ever guide dedicated exclusively to growing weed in your home garden

S E LLING POINTS ●● On-trend subject that fills a crucial hole in the market, focusing exclusively on growing weed simply and chemical-free outdoors (not clandestinely indoors with expensive lights and equipment) ●● Elegantly designed and filled with lush photography, setting it apart from other books on cannabis ●● Geared for cannabis and gardening novices and experts alike

S PECIFICATIONS 50 color photographs 256 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH GARDENING • POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4276-7 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4276-7 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK 5 2£21.99 999

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rom the former garden editor of Sunset magazine,

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Johanna Silver, Growing Weed in the Garden

brings cannabis out of the dark, into the sunlight. This

groundbreaking, comprehensive guide to incorporating weed into your garden leads you from seed or plant selection to harvest. Filled with gorgeous photographs of beautiful gardens, as well as step-by-step photography that shows how to dry, cure, and store cannabis, make tinctures and oils, and roll the perfect joint, this book provides all the information you need to grow and enjoy cannabis. For both the stoned and sober, the new and seasoned gardener, Growing Weed in the Garden is the definitive guide to doing just that. Johanna Silver contributes regularly to Better Homes & Gardens and Martha Stewart Living and is the go-to cannabis gardener for the San Francisco Chronicle. She was awarded a James Beard for her contributions to Sunset’s One Block Diet project. Rachel Weill is a travel, food, and lifestyle photographer. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Town & Country.

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The New Parisienne T H E W O M E N A N D I D E A S S H A P I N G PA R I S A N D B E YO N D

TRAVEL

S E LLING POINTS ●● Brings together two successful and trending categories— feminism and Paris ●● Tramuta is an authority on Paris who contributes regularly to

● ● BY L I N D S E Y T R A M U TA   ●  P H OTO G R A P H Y BY J OA N N PA I

In a follow-up to the popular The New Paris, Lindsey Tramuta explores the impact that the women of Paris have had on the rapidly evolving culture of their city

major publications, and has the platform to promote on both sides of the Atlantic ●● Offers an alternative, insider’s guide to the city that highlights women-owned businesses,

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he New Parisienne focuses on one of the city’s most prominent features, its women. Lifting the veil on the mythologized Parisian woman—white, lithe,

ever fashionable—Lindsey Tramuta demystifies this oversimplified archetype and

alongside unique itineraries for

recasts the women of Paris as they truly are, in all their complexity. Featuring 50

how to spend a perfect day

activists, creators, educators, visionaries, and disruptors—like Leïla Slimani, Lauren Bastide, and Mayor Anne Hidalgo—the book reveals Paris as a blossoming cultural

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center of feminine power. Both the featured women and Tramuta herself offer up

150 color photographs

favorite destinations and women-owned businesses, including beloved shops,

272 pages

artistic venues, bistros, and more. The New Parisienne showcases “Parisianness” in

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all its multiplicity, highlighting those who are bucking tradition, making names for

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themselves, and transforming the city.

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Lindsey Tramuta is the author of The New Paris and the blog Lost in Cheeseland.

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She is a contributor to the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Afar, and Fortune

• PHOTOGRAPHY

Magazine, where she writes on Paris and French culture. Joann Pai is a food and

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travel photographer based in Paris. Her work has been featured in Saveur and the New York Times.

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Seeing Central Park

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T H E O F F I C I A L G U I D E U P DAT E D A N D E X PA N D E D ● ● BY S A R A C E DA R M I L L E R   ●  F O R E W O R D BY E L I Z A B E T H W. S M I T H

An authoritative visual survey of New York City’s Central Park, with new photography and updated text

S E LLING POINTS ●● The book is officially sanctioned by the Central Park Conservancy and features a new foreword by Elizabeth W. Smith, president and CEO of the Conservancy ●● The Conservancy will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2020 ●● The first edition of the book has sold more than 44,000 copies

S PECIFICATIONS 175 color photographs 224 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 7" • 178mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL NATURE • TRAVEL • PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-4282-8 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4282-8 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK 5 2£17.99 499 9 781419 742828

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ISBN 978-1-68335-879-4 or more than 160 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, with more

than 42 million visits each year. In Seeing Central Park,

Sara Cedar Miller takes readers through America’s most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular work of art. Combining superb research and writing with breathtaking photographs, Seeing Central Park is not only a guide through every significant design feature but also a gorgeous gift book. Since the book was first published in 2009, the Conservancy has completed a number of renovations and opened new areas of the park, including the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Rhododendron Mile, and Dene Slope. This updated edition features these landmarks alongside

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revised entries and new photography throughout. With its pastoral and picturesque landscapes, roads and paths, bridges, buildings, structures, and sculpture, Central Park is a living museum of superb Victorian decorative arts and landscape design. From the Pond to Harlem Meer, it’s all covered in Seeing Central Park. Sara Cedar Miller is the photographer and historian

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emerita for the Central Park Conservancy.

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Build a Flower A H O W -TO G U I D E TO PA P E R F LO W E R S

CRAFT

S E LLING POINTS ●● This craft yields beautiful results that are complementary to real flowers, but longer lasting and

● ● BY LU C I A B A LC A Z A R

Start from the very beginning and learn to make your own unique, exciting paper flowers

more eco-friendly ●● Establishing the building blocks will encourage readers to try new ideas and develop their own style as they progress ●● The book will teach techniques that can be extended to a wide variety of designs in the future

S PECIFICATIONS 85 color photographs 128 pages WIDTH: 5⅞" • 149mm HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MARCH CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4064-0 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4064-0 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK 5 1£10.99 499 9 781419 740640

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aper flowers are ideal for any crafter: The results are stunning but the steps to get there

are achievable at any skill level. Build a Flower will teach the basic techniques needed for crafting paper

flowers, building upon skills as it moves through a select number of flowers and focusing on key tips: what type of paper works best, petal shapes that work

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for multiple flowers, how to assemble, and more. With photographs and step-by-step instructions as their guide, readers will learn to build five flowers, variation ideas for their coloring, and final arrangements. And the designs and ideas will inspire crafters to think beyond the vase—paper flowers as gifts, as decora-

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers ISBN 978-1-61769-100-3 ISBN 978-1-61769-100-3 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK 5 2£17.99 495

tions, and more. This beginner book will open the door to a wide variety of possibilities and will help establish a new audience well versed in the craft, returning time and again to this book’s pages for inspiration and

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encouragement. Lucia Balcazar is a paper-flower artist with a sophisticated yet approachable style. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Sew a Bag

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A H O W -TO G U I D E TO H A N D - S E W I N G ● ● BY A M Y K A R O L

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Offering easy-to-learn instructions and techniques that will have you sewing your first bag in no time

●● Sewing is a wildly useful skill to have and a fun craft to learn ●● The book will approach hand-sewing from the beginner perspective, focusing on key tips: measuring, fabric selection,

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stitches, tools and materials, closures, and more ewing is a time-honored tradition that’s functional and purposeful, and is the foundation for almost all clothing and accessories as we know them today. While most books dedicated to this

●● These are valuable skills that will translate further to sewing

topic focus on machine-sewing, there’s a simpler side to this craft, and learning the techniques and

on a button, hemming a skirt, or

skills needed to hand-sew open up a wide world of possibilities from hemming your own garments to

mending a hole in your jeans

sewing on buttons to repairing beloved closet items to making your own new pieces, like the fold-over clutch featured here. Sew a Bag will introduce readers to hand-sewing, focusing on the basics and the techniques most applicable to sewing that can then be extended to a wide variety of projects in the future. Establishing the building blocks here will encourage crafters to try new ideas and develop their own style as they progress, but it all will start with a simple pattern. Amy Karol is a leading voice in the sewing and crafting community. Her first book, Bend-the-Rules Sewing, was an industry favorite for many years.

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Mending Matters ISBN 978-1-4197-2947-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-2947-8 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99 The Geometry of Hand-Sewing ISBN 978-1-4197-2663-7 ISBN 978-1-4197-2663-7 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK 5 2£17.99 499 9 781419 726637

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Lit Stitch 2 5 C R O S S - S T I TC H PAT T E R N S F O R B O O K LOV E R S

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● ● BY B O O K R I OT

Clever and quirky cross-stitch patterns that proudly show off your love for all things literary

●● The latest answer for those wanting to make unique items to display their love of all things book-related ●● Cross-stitch is a beginner-friendly craft that yields fun results,

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allowing for broad engagement among the Book Riot audience ●● The literary community is an engaged fan base that’s always eager and happy to show off their book nerdiness

S PECIFICATIONS 75 color photographs 160 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: MAY CRAFT ISBN 978-1-4197-4317-7 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4317-7 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK 5 1£13.99 999 9 781419 743177

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nside Book Riot’s Lit Stitch, you’ll find a number of badass, bookish cross-stitch patterns. Some of these

are for bookmarks, others are for wall decor, and still

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others can take on a whole host of finished outcomes.

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What they have in common is their literary bent—the

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patterns speak to all manner of literary-minded book lovers, who are happy to display their nerdier sides. And what better way than through your own cross-stitch art to hang on your wall, prop on your desk, or even gift to friends and family. And most, if not all, are beginner friendly and can be completed in a few hours—instant stitchification! So grab yourself some excellent embroi-

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dery floss, hoops, and needles, and pick out one or more of these great cross-stitch patterns for your next project. Book Riot is an independent community for book lovers with a significant following in North America, the UK,

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and Australia. Book Riot provides news, reviews, commentary, and advice for readers through many channels, including its website, podcasts, newsletters, social media, and more.

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The Making It Guide to Crafting ● ● F R O M T H E C R E ATO R S O F M A K I N G I T O N N B C

A compendium of crafting inspiration and instruction from the competition series Making It on NBC

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S E LLING POINTS ●● An encouraging craft guide with creative energy to fuel even the most ambitious DIYs ●● Projects will appeal to everyone from novice crafters to experienced makers ●● Featuring photography, projects, and the best craft puns from the show, adding laughter and joy to your next DIY project

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ith the all-star duo of Amy Poehler and Nick

Offerman leading the way with puns, advice, and

good vibes, Making It became the competition series we didn’t know we needed, stealing our hearts and encouraging our most creative ideas. Tapping into that success, this well-rounded crafting guide will offer in-depth looks at some of the best DIY crafts that were featured on the show

and inspired by the Makers themselves. Introductions to woodworking, fiber arts, paper crafts, and more will enable readers to experiment and customize their own creations at home. And the projects are accessible to all skill levels, so

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you can get just as crafty as the Makers did. Drawing on the show’s hilarity, creativity, and overall positivity, this crafting guide will inspire and energize you to DIY whatever you put your mind to. Making It features hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, as well as judges Dayna Isom Johnson and Simon Doonan, and a host of contestants, all with their own expertise in the craft world.

Craft the Rainbow ISBN 978-1-4197-2900-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2900-3 US $29.99 CAN $37.99 UK 5 2£21.99 999 9 781419 729003

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▲ From Up All Night


Hollywood Double Agent

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TH E TRU E STO RY O F BO R I S M O R ROS , FI LM PRO DUC E R TU R N E D CO LD WA R S PY S E LLING POINTS ● ● BY J O N AT H A N G I L L

●● A rich espionage story about

The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, film producer and Russian double agent

an unlikely and fascinating character, for fans of spy novels, history buffs, and Cold War–era junkies ●● Morros was one of the most

PRAISE FOR Harlem ★“An essential text of American history and culture.” –Kirkus Reviews “Panoramic . . . Gill blends high-density research, political and cultural sophistication, and narrative drive to produce an epic.”—Wall Street Journal

important figures of the Cold War spy game, but he’s now largely forgotten ●● Gill’s previous book, Harlem, received great reviews from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications

“Authoritative and exhaustive, in addition to being well-written and perceptive . . . We are in Gill’s debt.” —Washington Post

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“The place at last makes sense.”

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—New York Times

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oris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and ’40s. The head of music at Paramount, ­nominated for Academy Awards, he then went on to produce his own films with Laurel and

Hardy, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and others. But as J. Edgar Hoover would discover, these ­successes were a cover for one of the most incredible espionage tales in the history of the Cold War— Boris Morros also worked for Russian intelligence. Morros’s assignments took him to the White House, the Vatican, and deep behind the iron curtain.

The high-level intel he provided the KGB included military secrets and compromising information on prominent Americans: his friends. But in 1947, Morros flipped. At the height of the McCarthy era, he played a leading role in a deadly tale. Jonathan Gill’s Hollywood Double Agent is an extraordinary story about Russian spies at the heart of American culture and politics, and one man caught in the middle of the Cold War. Jonathan Gill is a professor of American history and culture at the University of Amsterdam, formerly on the faculties of Columbia, CCNY, Fordham, and the Manhattan School of Music. He has written for the New York Times, the Village Voice, The Nation, the Guardian, and other publications. He divides his time between New York City and Amsterdam.

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War Doctor S U R G E RY O N T H E F R O N T L I N E

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● ● BY DAV I D N OT T   ●  I N T R O D U C T I O N BY H E N RY M A R S H

The #1 internationally bestselling, gripping true story of a frontline trauma surgeon operating in the world’s most dangerous war zones

●● War Doctor was a #1 bestseller on the Sunday Times nonfiction list when it published in the UK, and rights have been sold in four countries ●● Nott has volunteered in conflict

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and natural disaster zones

“As a surgeon myself, I can only

around the globe: Haiti, Nepal,

look on what he has achieved with

Afghanistan, Sierra Leone,

complete awe, overwhelmed by his

Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq,

heroism and compassion as much

Yemen, Libya, Gaza, and Syria

as by the world’s cruelty.” —Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do

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No Harm, in the New Statesman

368 pages

“Riveting . . . Nott is no ordinary

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doctor, as this dramatic

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telling of his extraordinary life

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makes clear.” —The Times

PUB MONTH: MARCH “Breathtaking.” —Guardian

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“Extraordinary.” —Independent

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“A triumph: a love letter to surgery, and to helping others

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in extremis . . . War Doctor is

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a reminder that . . . ordinary people can do extraordinary things.” —Daily Telegraph

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or more than 25 years, surgeon David Nott has volunteered in some of the world’s most ­dangerous conflict zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993 to clandestine hospitals in

rebel‑held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out lifesaving operations in the most challenging

­conditions, and with none of the resources of a major metropolitan hospital. He is now widely acknowledged as the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. War Doctor is his extraordinary story, encompassing his surgeries in nearly every major conflict zone since the end of the Cold War, as well as his struggles to return to a “normal” life and routine after each trip. Culminating in his recent trips to war-torn Syria— and the untold story of his efforts to help secure a humanitarian corridor out of besieged Aleppo to evacuate some 50,000 people—War Doctor is a heart-stopping and moving blend of medical memoir, personal journey, and nonfiction thriller that provides unforgettable, at times raw, insight into the human toll of war. David Nott is a consultant surgeon, specializing in general and vascular surgery. He has also volunteered to work in disaster and war zones for over two decades. He lives in London.

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The Fixed Stars

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● ● BY M O L LY W I Z E N B E R G

From a bestselling memoirist, a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships

S E LLING POINTS ●● A high-profile author whose previous books—A Homemade Life and Delancey—were both New York Times bestsellers ●● Beautiful writing on an au courant subject, ready to drive conversations about sexuality, gender, family, marriage, and identity

S PECIFICATIONS 256 pages WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm HEIGHT: 8¼" • 210mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY MEMOIR • LGBTQ+ INTEREST ISBN 978-1-4197-4299-6 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4299-6 US $25.00 CAN $32.00 UK 5 2£17.99 500 9 781419 742996

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t age 36, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler,

Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed ­irredeemably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as ­logical as we’d like to believe. Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way.” Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically? The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are. Molly Wizenberg is the author of two bestselling books, A Homemade Life and Delancey, and the James Beard Award–­ winning blog Orangette. She has written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Saveur, and Bon Appétit, and she also cohosts the podcast Spilled Milk. With chef Brandon Pettit, Wizenberg cofounded the award-winning Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex.

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Laugh Lines F O R T Y Y E A R S T RY I N G TO M A K E F U N N Y P E O P L E F U N N I E R

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● ● BY A L A N Z W E I B E L

With his tender, funny memoir of four decades in the business, Alan Zweibel traces the history of American comedy

●● Packed with dozens of stories from the biggest names in comedy ●● Zweibel’s many friends and collaborators, from Judd Apatow to Jimmy Fallon, will support the book

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lan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of

Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic

material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players. From SNL, he went on to have a hand in a series of landmark shows—from It’s Garry Shandling’s Show to Curb Your Enthusiasm. In Laugh Lines, Zweibel takes readers through his 40-year career in the comedy-writing business and charts the story of American comedy over the decades. From when the Catskills were a b ­ reeding ground for talented comedians, through the era of vanguard New York City comedy clubs that spawned a new wave of original voices, Zweibel covers comedy variety television, prestige cable, the Broadway stage, and the streaming world today. He weaves together his own stories and interviews with his friends and collaborators, including Billy Crystal, Larry David, Martin Short, Dave Barry, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, John Mulaney, and Steve Martin. Laugh Lines is a warmhearted cultural memoir of American comedy. Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer who has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards for his work in television. He also collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award–winning Broadway play 700 Sundays and won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his novel The Other Shulman.

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To Be Honest

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A memoir about one man’s strange upbringing in a family fanatically devoted to honesty

●● A darkly funny memoir of family, childhood, and identity in the vein of Augusten Burroughs’s Running with Scissors and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened ●● Leviton’s story taps into big discussions about honesty and little white lies ●● A TV adaptation is in the works with writers from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and How I Met Your Mother attached as showrunners

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aised in what he affectionately calls “our little honesty cult,” Michael Leviton was ingrained with his parents’ core philosophy: You do not tell any lies; you do not withhold the truth; and you

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speak your mind always, regardless of how offensive or hurtful your opinions may be. For young

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Michael, this freedom to be yourself—despite being bullied and ostracized at school—felt liberating.

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By the time Leviton was 29 years old, he had told three (what most people would consider) lies in his

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entire life. But his parents’ enthusiasm for “just being honest” bordered on extreme. After Michael graduated high school and left home, truth telling—in job interviews, on dates, in social interactions—slowly lost its luster. When the only woman who ever appreciated his honesty brought this radical approach to truth into their relationship, Michael decided it was time to embrace the power of lying. To Be Honest is a quirky, tender, and wry story of a man discovering what it means and how it feels to lie in one’s daily life.

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ISBN 978-1-68335-822-0 Michael Leviton is a writer, musician, photographer, and storyteller. He is the host of the storytelling series and podcast The Tell. He has worked as a screenwriter and contributed music to television shows, including HBO’s Bored to Death.

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Healing Politics A D O C TO R ’ S N OT E S O N T R E AT I N G T H E I N S E C U R I T Y E P I D E M I C

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●● El-Sayed has been endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, as well as The Nation and Current Affairs ●● El-Sayed is the host of Viral, a

From a rising voice in progressive politics, a combination of memoir and science, diagnosing the challenges facing America and laying out a way forward

forthcoming podcast series from Crooked Media (Pod Save America) ●● El-Sayed has a big following,

“Abdul El-Sayed understands something very profound. That at the end of

packed lecture schedule, and

the day, no matter how much wealth and power the big moneyed interests

incredible connections

have . . . that at the end of the day, what is more important than their money is ordinary people coming together in the struggle for economic,

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social, racial, and environmental justice.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders

288 pages

“Abdul inspires me, his commitment inspires me, his background, his work inspires

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me, and we have to have each other’s backs.” —Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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“A passionate believer in the combination of immediate action and long-

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term planning, El-Sayed knows what must be done.” —The Nation

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ascinated by science and awestruck by the opportunity to heal others, Abdul El-Sayed threw himself into the study of medicine and excelled—to the tune of a Rhodes Scholarship, two

advanced degrees, and a tenure-track position at Columbia, all before he turned 30. But he found

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himself disillusioned by the difficulty of effecting change—he could heal the sick but not address the conditions causing the illness in the first place. So he became the health commissioner for Detroit, and then went into politics, running for governor of Michigan in 2018. In Healing Politics, El-Sayed traces the life of a young idealist—the child of immigrants, an ­academic overachiever—and the field he loves, showing how epidemiologists have worked to find what causes us harm and stop it. Weaving together personal stories and fascinating forays into history and science, El-Sayed uses his unique perspective to diagnose the epidemic of uncertainty facing Americans and to lay out a direction for the progressive movement. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and progressive activist. He was appointed health director of Detroit at 30 years old. He’s a former professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He holds a doctorate in public health from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a medical degree from Columbia University.

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The Lost Family

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●● The first full book on this timely and newsworthy subject

A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives

●● Home genetic testing has exploded in popularity— Amazon’s #2 bestselling item on Black Friday 2018 was a kit from AncestryDNA—but we haven’t come to terms with what this means for culture, science, ethics, and family secrets

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ou swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks.

Or the report could reveal long-buried family secrets and upend your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, a relentless drive to find answers to questions at the core of your being,

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like “Who am I?” and “Where did I come from?” Welcome to the age of home genetic testing. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. Gripping and masterfully told, The Lost Family is a spectacular book on a big, timely subject. Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, The Atlantic, and many other publications. A 2010 media fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for 11 years.

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Table for Two O N E F I N A L M E A L W I T H JA M E S B A L D W I N , JAC Q U E L I N E K E N N E DY  O N A S S I S , DAV I D B O W I E ,

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STEVE JOBS, AND MORE, FROM THOSE W H O K N E W A N D LOV E D T H E M ● ● BY E R I C A H E L L E R

questionnaires, and even a short play ●● Features big names as writers—Kirk Douglas, Sara Moulton, Richard Lewis, Rick Moody, Merrill Markoe—and

In this heartwarming collection edited by Joseph Heller’s daughter, dozens of contributors imagine one last lunch with someone they cherished

subjects—James Baldwin, Nora Ephron, Aretha Franklin

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wouldn’t jump at the chance to ask those enduring questions, or share those unvoiced feelings?

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few years ago, Erica Heller, daughter of novelist Joseph Heller, realized how universal the longing is for one more moment with a lost loved one. It could be a parent, a sibling, a mentor,

or a friend, but who wouldn’t love the opportunity to sit down, break bread, and just talk? Who In Table for Two, Heller, an acclaimed memoirist herself, has asked friends and family of authors,

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artists, musicians, comedians, actors, and others, to recount one such fantastic repast. Muffie Meyer

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and her documentary subject Little Edie Beale go to a deli in Montreal. Kirk Douglas asks his father

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what he thought of him becoming an actor. Sara Moulton dines with her friend Julia Child. The Anglican priest George Pitcher has lunch with Jesus. These richly imagined stories are endlessly revealing, about the subject, the writer, the passage of time, regret, gratitude, and the power of enduring love.

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Erica Heller is the author of the memoir Yossarian Slept Here; a novel, Splinters; and 300 Ways to Say No to a Man, a humor book illustrated by Seymour Chwast. She has contributed to the New York Observer, Huffington Post, and other publications.

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Au Revoir, Tristesse

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A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature

●● For readers of How Proust Can Change Your Life and Bringing Up Bébé ●● Groskop has written for the New York Review of Books, the Paris Review, and LitHub

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ike many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11, and spent

every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her. In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to explore how the classics of French literature can infuse our lives with joie de vivre and teach us how to say goodbye to sad-

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ness. From the frothy hedonism of Colette and the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac to the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras and the heady passions of Les Liaisons dangereuses, this is a love letter to great French writers. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Albert Camus, and of course Françoise Sagan, this is a delectable read for book lovers everywhere. Viv Groskop is an award-winning comedian, writer, and broadcaster.

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Up All Night T E D T U R N E R , C N N , A N D T H E B I R T H O F 24 - H O U R N E W S

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● ● BY L I S A N A P O L I

The wild inside story of the birth of CNN and dawn of the age of 24-hour news

●● Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of CNN going on air ●● A ripping media and business yarn by a talented writer, whose

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previous book, Ray & Joan,

“Napoli’s narrative skills are

received strong reviews

outstanding.” —Chicago Tribune “Fascinating.” —Associated Press

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to be both a storyteller

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“Impressive.” —Dallas

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ow did we get from an age of dignified nightly news broadcasts on three national networks to the age of 24-hour channels and constantly breaking news? The answer—thanks to Ted Turner

and an oddball cast of cable television visionaries, big league rejects, and nonunion newbies—can be found in the basement of an abandoned country club in Atlanta. Because it was there, in the summer of 1980, that this motley crew somehow, against all odds, launched CNN. Lisa Napoli’s Up All Night is an entertaining inside look at the founding of the upstart network that set out to change the way news was delivered and consumed. Mixing media history, a business adventure story, and great characters, Up All Night tells the story of a network that succeeded beyond even the wildest imaginings of its charismatic and uncontrollable founder, and paved the way for the world we live in today. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Lisa Napoli began her career as an unpaid teenage intern at CNN’s New York bureau in the summer of 1981. As a journalist, she has worked at the New York Times, Marketplace, MSNBC, and KCRW. She is the author of two previous books, Radio Shangri-La and Ray & Joan. She lives in Los Angeles.

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The Science of Storytelling

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The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling

S E LLING POINTS ●● With storytelling and creative writing having a moment, there’s a hunger for smart books on the subject

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●● For readers of Three Uses of the

“There’s nothing quite like Will’s

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel,

Knife, The Art of Dramatic Writing,

approach, with its illuminating

and Into the Woods: A Five-Act

scientific take on storytelling.

Journey into Story

All writers are likely to gain a

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new understanding that will

London are in high demand and

deepen and nourish their work.”

regularly sell out

—Craig Pearce, screenwriter of Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, and The Great Gatsby (2013)

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experience .  Storr weaves brilliantly

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between high and low culture—in the

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space of a few pages we go from Mrs. Dalloway to Gone Girl.” —Observer “If you want to write a novel or a script, read this book.” —Sunday Times

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“The best book on the craft of storytelling I’ve ever read.” —Matt Haig, bestselling memoirist,

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novelist, and children’s book author

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ow do master storytellers compel us? There have been many attempts to understand what makes a good story, but few have used a scientific approach. In The Science of Storytelling,

Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can tell better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers— and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children’s stories.

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With chapters such as “The Dramatic Question” and “Plot, Endings, and Meaning” and a practical, step-by-step appendix dedicated to “The Sacred Flaw Approach,” The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction. Will Storr is an award-winning journalist and novelist whose work has appeared in the Guardian, Sunday Times, The New Yorker,

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and the New York Times. His books include Selfie: How the West Became Self-Obsessed and The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science (Overlook/Abrams Press). His writing courses are among the most in-demand offerings of the Guardian Masterclasses and the Faber Academy. He lives in Kent, England.

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The Phantom Prince M Y L I F E W I T H T E D B U N DY U P DAT E D A N D E X PA N D E D E D I T I O N

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Elizabeth Kendall’s 1981 memoir, detailing her six-year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy, long out of print, now reissued with startling new material from the author and her daughter

daughter, as well as new photos that have not been seen before ●● Widely considered the most definitive character study of Ted Bundy, along with Ann Rule’s The Stranger Beside Me ●● Kendall’s story has received renewed attention following the release of the Zac Efron and Lily Collins film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. However, key elements of Kendall’s story, remain to be shared and are revealed in this book ●● Copies of the 1981 edition cost upwards of $1,000 in the used book market

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ed Bundy is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history and one of the most publicized to this day. However, very rarely do we hear from the women he left behind—the ones

forgotten as mere footnotes in this tragedy. This updated and expanded reissue of Elizabeth Kendall’s

1981 book The Phantom Prince chronicles her intense, six-year relationship with Ted Bundy and its eventual unraveling. Featuring a new introduction and a new afterword by the author, never-beforeseen photos, and a new chapter from the author’s daughter, Molly, this gripping account presents a remarkable examination of obsession, intrigue, and the darkness that love can mask. Elizabeth Kendall’s memoir, The Phantom Prince, was originally published in 1981. Molly Kendall, her daughter, considered Bundy a father figure between the ages of three and ten.

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Soulless

The Sopranos Sessions

T H E C A S E AG A I N S T R . K E L LY ● ● BY J I M D e R O G AT I S

● ● BY M AT T ZO L L E R S E I T Z A N D A L A N S E P I N WA L L  ●   F O R E W O R D BY L AU R A L I P P M A N N “An admirable account . . . a brutal corrective to Kelly’s

“This amazing book by Alan

myth.” —Chicago Tribune

Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz has bigger twists than anything I could

★ “The indefatigable and fearless

ever come up with. Highly suggest

DeRogatis has written a brave

you pick up a copy ASAP!”

and important book.” —Booklist

—Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot

“There really isn’t anyone more qualified to write about the saga of R. Kelly than Jim DeRogatis. It’s clear that Kelly isn’t just his white whale but that he sees the humanity in the women who have survived R. Kelly. We really only need to hear from Jim.” —Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement

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n 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that alleged that R. Kelly had a problem with “young

girls.” Weeks later, DeRogatis broke the shocking ­allegations—that the

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n January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about

the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our

current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, and Breaking Bad. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s

R&B superstar had groomed, sexually abused, and paid off young girls—

hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and

wide open. Still, Kelly’s career flourished. No one seemed to care: not

Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before

the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous

it became a cultural phenomenon. Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited

girls. For more than 18 years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. Soulless:

to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversa-

The Case Against R. Kelly is a work of tenacious journalism and cultural

tions, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of

criticism. It tells the story of Kelly’s career and DeRogatis’s investigations,

new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as

bringing the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have

selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos

changed.

Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy.

Jim DeRogatis is an associate

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professor of instruction at Columbia College Chicago and the host, with Greg Kot, of the nationally ­syndicated public radio show Sound Opinions. The author of Let It Bleed: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs and other books, he spent 15 years as the pop music critic at the Chicago

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the editor in chief of RogerEbert. com. He is the author of Mad Men Carousel and The Wes Anderson Collection. He lives in Brooklyn. Alan Sepinwall is the chief television critic for Rolling Stone and the author of Breaking Bad 101. His thoughts on television have appeared in the New York Times,

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Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and

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Time, and Variety. He lives in New Jersey. Laura Lippman, a New York Times bestselling novelist,

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Elemental

Ten Drugs

H O W T H E P E R I O D I C TA B L E C A N N O W E X P L A I N ( N E A R LY ) E V E RY T H I N G

H O W P L A N T S , P O W D E R S , A N D P I L L S H AV E S H A P E D T H E H I S TO RY O F M E D I C I N E

● ● BY T I M JA M E S

● ● BY T H O M A S H AG E R “Informs and entertains . . . With its

“Well written and engaging.”

hand-drawn diagrams, wacky humor,

—Wall Street Journal

and assorted facts, Elemental is

★ “An expert, mostly feel-

great fun.” —Wall Street Journal

good book about modern

“Who said science was dry?

medicine.” —Kirkus Reviews

Certainly not Tim James . . . this

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book brings the periodic table

the fraught human relationship

to life.” —New York Post

with drugs.” —New York

“A hugely entertaining tour

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of the periodic table.” —Daily

“Lucidly informative and

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compulsively readable.”

“Perfect for students . . . fascinating

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[and] accessible.” —Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining [and] insightful.” —Booklist

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“[A] well-written and engaging chronicle.” —Wall Street Journal

ith the addition of four new elements in 2016, the periodic table was finally complete, rendering any preexisting books

on the subject obsolete. In Elemental, chemist Tim James provides

an informative, entertaining, and quirkily illustrated guide to the table that shows clearly how this seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant

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ehind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher’s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical

history, new technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect

to our daily lives. James tells the story of the table from its ancient

discovered during clinical trials. By piecing together these stories, Hager

Greek roots, when you could count the number of known elements

traces the evolution of our culture and the practice of medicine.

on one hand, to its expansion by modern scientists who have used

Beginning with opium, the “joy plant,” which has been used for

nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements. Intermixed

10,000 years, Ten Drugs tells a captivating story of the ways these

with this fascinating history are fun facts such as whether humans can

potions and pills have changed our lives. Hager’s subjects include the

spontaneously combust and how

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to Britain; the infamous knockout

to eat to get radiation sickness.

drops; the first antibiotic, which

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ot, Cold, Heavy, Light collects 100 writings—some long, some short—that taken together form a group portrait of many of the

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he list of films Irwin Winkler has produced in his career includes Rocky, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, De-Lovely, The Right Stuff, and

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No One Man Should Have All That Power

Whiteshift

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P O P U L I S M , I M M I G R AT I O N , A N D T H E FUTURE OF WHITE MA JORITIES ● ● BY E R I C K AU F M A N N

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and in its own way, brave book

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honest attempt to understand

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of power.”—The Nation

its other virtues, Whiteshift provides the best intellectual history of the immigration debates I have seen.” —Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

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mos Barshad, a talented young culture reporter, has long been

fascinated by the powerful. But not elected officials or cultural

leaders—he’s interested in their scheming advisors, the dark figures who

wield power in the shadows. And, as Barshad shows in No One Man

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his is the century of whiteshift. More than half of American babies are nonwhite, and by the end of the century, minorities and those

of mixed race are projected to form the majority in the UK and other

Should Have All That Power, the natural habitat of these manipulators

countries. As Western societies are becoming increasingly mixed-race,

is not just the backrooms where geopolitical games are played, it’s

demographic change is transforming politics. The early stages of this

anywhere power dynamics exist: Hollywood, recording studios, as well

transformation have led to a populist disruption, tearing a path through

as offices and public spaces. In this wildly entertaining, wide-ranging, and

the usual politics of left and right.

insightful exploration of the phenomenon, Barshad takes readers into the

In this groundbreaking book, political scientist Eric Kaufmann traces

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four ways of dealing with this transformation—fight, repress, flee, and join—

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charting the different scenarios and calling for us to move beyond empty

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Asian Waters

The Great Great Wall

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points of the 21st century.”

delight, and enchant even

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the most jaded nonfiction

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system.” —MoneyWeek

and their ultimate cost, at a time when wall-building has once again become a political priority.” —Carrie Gibson, author of El Norte “Timely and highly readable.” —Robert Dallek,

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presidential historian elations between China and the United States will be a central foreign policy issue facing the next American presidential candi­

dates, and in the sphere of future global politics no region will be as hotly contested as the Asia-Pacific. The territory disputes are centered on the remote reefs and islands of the South China Sea where China has

D

uring his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump’s signature promise was that he would build a “great, great wall” between the United

States and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it. Over halfway into his term, the wall remains the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in

created military bases, thereby gaining control over a high-traffic trade

the room of American life. In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian

route. If China does get away with seizing and militarizing waters here,

Ian Volner takes a fascinating look at the barriers that we have built

what will it do elsewhere in the world? In Asian Waters, award-winning

over millennia, what they say about human history, and what they say

journalist Humphrey Hawksley breaks down the politics that he has fol-

about the conflict of today. He travels to the Middle East, China, and the

lowed throughout this volatile region for years, covering everything from

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the Sino-US trade war; to added Chinese hostility against Taiwan; to

do we build walls? What happens after they go up? Why do they come

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increased US, British, and French

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military presence in the South

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written for the Guardian, the Times, Financial Times, and other

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The Flavor of Wood

The National Team

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Team, I couldn’t help but

James Beard Award–winning

laugh, cry, smile, and have

author of Salted

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wood lends its flavor to food. I learned a lot.” —Bob Holmes, author of Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense

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ood has a far greater influence over our plate and palate than you might think—it has been used in cooking, distilling,

fermenting, and even perfume creation to produce a unique flavor

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he US Women’s National Soccer Team has won three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals, set record TV ratings, drawn

massive crowds, earned huge revenues for FIFA and US Soccer, and

and smell. But does it have its own unique taste? Artur Cisar-Erlach

helped to redefine the place of women in sports. The National Team

embarked on a global journey to answer just that. Over three years,

tells the history of the USWNT from their formation in the 1980s

he tasted everything from pizza, whisky, cheese, and tea, to quinine,

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wine, maple syrup, blue yogurt, and more. Along the way, Cisar-Erlach

less visible challenges off the pitch. Through nearly 100 exclusive

introduces readers to a colorful cast of characters including Modenese

interviews with players, coaches, and team officials, including Alex

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Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Heather O’Reilly, Julie Foudy, Brandi

Tyrolean winemakers, wild mountain pine chefs, Austrian whisky

Chastain, Pia Sundhage, Tom Sermanni, and Sunil Gulati, Murray takes

distillers, Bavarian brewers,

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readers inside the locker rooms and board rooms in engrossing detail.

avant-garde central London tea merchants, and Indian tea exporters. A world trip brimming with fascinating encounters, unexpected turns, beautiful landscapes, scientific discoveries, and historic connections, The Flavor of Wood offers readers unparalleled access to some of the world’s highest-quality cuisine and unknown tree flavors.

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Evil

Invisible Women

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rom economic development, to health care, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make

crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account

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gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, hat is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obses-

women pay tremendous costs for this insidious bias, in time, in money,

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and often with their lives.

inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the people who

commit them. But evil, Dr. Julia Shaw argues, is subjective. What one

Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates this shocking root cause of gender inequality in Invisible Women. Examining

may consider normal, like sex before marriage or eating meat, others

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find abhorrent. And if evil is in the eye of the beholder, does it exist at

unearths a dangerous pattern in data and its consequences. Built on

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▲ From The Stranger from the Sea


Daughter of Smoke and Fire

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with household chores until she finds a husband, and her family struggles with the repercussions of

her father’s imprisonment years before. When Leila’s younger brother Chia is accepted to a university in Tehran, she joins him in the city. But Chia’s political activism grows increasingly risky and one day he disappears. Seeking answers about her brother’s whereabouts, Leila begins protesting with other Kurds. But when she publishes Chia’s writings online, she soon finds herself in grave danger. Daughter of Smoke and Fire is an evocative portrait of the lives and stakes faced by 40 million

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stateless Kurds and a powerful story that brilliantly illuminates the meaning of identity and the complex bonds of family, perfect for fans of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun. Ava Homa was born and raised in the Kurdistan Province in Iran and now divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. A journalist, activist, and political analyst specializing in women’s issues and Middle Eastern affairs, Homa addressed the United Nations on the issue of self-immolation among Kurdish women.

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Red Speedo A P L AY ● ● BY LU C A S H N AT H

S E LLING POINTS ●● Hnath named the most-produced

The Obie-winning play by the Tony-nominated playwright of A Doll’s House, Part 2

playwright in 2018–19 by American Theatre magazine ●● Winner of multiple awards, including the Whiting, Outer Critics Circle, Steinberg, Edgerton Foundation, and Obie awards, and the WindhamCampbell Prize for drama ●● Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton premiered on Broadway in 2019, starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow

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ay’s swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he’ll never need a real job. So, when someone’s stash of

performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker-room fridge, threatening the entire team’s

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Legends

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“One of the best spy novels ever written.” —Chicago Tribune

“Now and then novels come along of such originality and

“Hugely entertaining . . . a serious look at how our nation exercises power. Popular fiction at its finest.” —Washington Post Book World

power that they blow me away. . . . Legends makes it blazingly clear that Littell’s is one of the most talented, most original voices in American fiction today.” —Washington Post

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of great espionage writers.” —Otto Penzler, New York Sun

Wonderland world of spy vs. spy.” —Newsweek “Robert Littell’s convincing spy story is brimming with great characters.” —New York Post

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he New York Times bestselling spy novel The Company lays bare the history and inner workings of the CIA. This critically

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award-winning, psychological post–Cold War novel—adapted as a TNT series starring Sean Bean—Legends is the next blockbuster

spy novel from Robert Littell. Martin Odum is a onetime CIA field agent

Littell s­ eamlessly weaves together history and fiction to create a

turned private detective in Brooklyn, struggling his way through a labyrinth

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of memories and past identities—“legends” in Agency parlance. But who

“the Company” to insiders. Racing across a landscape spanning the

is Martin Odum? Is he a creation of the Legend Committee at the CIA’s

­legendary Berlin Base of the ’50s, the Soviet invasion of Hungary,

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brainwashing, or simply exhaustion? Widely considered one of the true

Company tells the thrilling story of agents imprisoned in double lives,

grand masters of American spy fiction, Robert Littell shifts focus from the

fighting an amoral, elusive, formidable enemy—and each other—in

broad Cold War canvas of his international bestseller The Company to

an internecine battle within the Company itself. A brilliant, stunningly

the life of a single CIA operative caught in a contradictory “wilderness of

conceived epic thriller, adapted as a TNT miniseries starring Chris

mirrors” in which remembering the past and forgetting it are both deadly

O’Donnell, Alfred Molina, and Michael Keaton, The Company

options. From unforgettable opening to astonishing ending, Legends again

confirms Littell’s place among the genre’s elite.

proves Littell’s unparalleled prowess as a seductive storyteller.

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The Stranger from the Sea

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fter a ferocious storm shipwrecks young Norwegian sailor Hans Lyngstrand in the English

Channel near Dengate, aspiring journalist Martin Bridges takes a job at the local newspaper.

When Hans moves into Martin’s boardinghouse to convalesce and Martin interviews the young sailor for the paper, it upends Martin’s otherwise uneventful world. Hans tells him of the shipwreck—and of his encounter with a vicious sailor vowing to seek revenge, who Hans believes may still be alive. So begins a complex friendship between the two young men that will cause Martin to reexamine his relationships with everyone around him. In The Stranger from the Sea, the backstories Paul Binding creates for the characters of Ibsen’s classic The Lady from the Sea unfold in tandem with the secret romances, rivalries, and heartaches of a seemingly unremarkable town. The result is a lyrical and quietly captivating novel that will mesmerize readers from its opening pages. Paul Binding is a literary critic, novelist, and a renowned expert in Scandinavian literature. Among his books are studies of Ibsen, Lorca, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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The moving new novel by the author of Harmless Like You, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and NPR Great Read

●● A Financial Times “What We’ll Be Reading” title: “The gifted Rowan Hisayo Buchanan follows her marvelous debut with Starling Days . . . portraying complex characters and tangled

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ISBN 978-1-68335-837-4 n their first date, Mina told Oscar that she was bisexual, vegetarian, and on meds. He married her anyhow. A challenge to be met. She had low days, sure, but manageable. But now,

maybe not so much . . .  Mina is standing on the George Washington Bridge late at night, staring over the edge, when a patrol car drives up. She tries to convince the policeman she’s not about to jump, but he doesn’t believe her. Oscar is called to pick her up. With the idea of leaving New York for London—a place for Mina “to learn the floorplan of this sadness”—Oscar arranges a move. In London, Mina, a classicist, tries grappling with her mental

health issues by making lists. Of WOMEN WHO SURVIVED—Penelope, Psyche, Leda. Iphigenia, but only in one of the tellings. Of things that make her HAPPY—enamel coffee cups. But what else? She at last finds a beam of light in Phoebe, and friendship and attraction blossom until Oscar and Mina’s complicated love is tested. A gorgeously wrought novel, variously about love, mythology, mental illness, Japanese beer, and the times we need to seek out milder psychological climates, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s Starling Days— written in exquisite prose rich with lightly ironic empathy—is a complex and compelling work of fiction by a singularly gifted young writer. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is an American and British writer. She received her BA from Columbia and her MFA from University of Wisconsin– Madison. Her first novel, Harmless Like You, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and NPR Great Read. Her work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, the Guardian, and the Paris Review.

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Untold Night and Day A N OV E L

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an acclaimed Korean author

A seductive, disorienting novel that manipulates the fragile line between dreams and reality, by South Korea’s leading contemporary writer

●● Translated by a Man Booker International prize–winning translator ●● On trend with the recent rise in Korean fiction

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startling and boundary-pushing novel, Untold Night and Day tells the story of a young woman’s journey through Seoul over the course of a night and a day. It’s 28-year-old

Ayami’s final day at her box-office job in Seoul’s audio theater. Her night is spent walking the sweltering streets of the city with her former boss in search of Yeoni, their missing elderly friend,

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and her day is spent looking after a mysterious, visiting poet. Their conversations take in art, love, food, and the inaccessible country to the north. Almost immediately, in the heat of Seoul at the height of the summer, order gives way to chaos as the edges of reality start to fray, with Ayami becoming an unwitting escort into a fever-dream of increasingly tangled threads, all the while images of the characters’ overlapping realities repeat, collide, change, and reassert themselves in this masterful work that upends the very structure of fiction and narrative storytelling and burns itself upon the soul of the reader. By one of the boldest and most innovative voices in contemporary Korean literature, and brilliantly realized in English by translator Deborah Smith, Suah’s hypnotic and original novel asks whether more than one version of ourselves can exist at once, demonstrating the malleable nature of reality as we know it. Bae Suah is an acclaimed contemporary Korean author and translator. The author of more than 12 novels and collections of short stories, Suah was longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award for her first book to in English, Nowhere to be Found. Deborah Smith is a translator of Korean literature whose translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian became the first Korean-language novel to win the Man Booker International Prize. She has translated two other books by Bae Suah, Recitation and A Greater Music.

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A N OV E L ● ● BY L A R S M Y T T I N G  ●  T R A N S L AT E D F R O M T H E N O R W E G I A N BY D E B O R A H DAW K I N

S E LLING POINTS ●● International bestselling author, over 1 million copies sold in

The engrossing epic novel—a #1 bestseller in Norway—of a young woman whose fate plays out against her village’s mystical church bells

19 languages ●● Author won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize and was shortlisted for the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Prize ●● Author platform established by the success of Norwegian Wood

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PUB MONTH: JUNE s long as people could remember, the stave church’s bells had rung over the isolated village of Butangen, Norway. Cast in memory of conjoined twins, the bells are said to ring on their own

in times of danger. In 1879, young pastor Kai Schweigaard moves to the village, where young Astrid

Hekne yearns for a modern life. She sees a way out on the arm of the new pastor, who needs a tie to the community to cull favor for his plan for the old stave church, with its pagan deity effigies and supernatural bells. When the pastor makes a deal that brings an outsider, a sophisticated German

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architect, into their world, the village and Astrid are caught between past and future, as dark forces come into play. Lars Mytting, bestselling author of Norwegian Wood, brings his deep knowledge of history, carpentry, fishing, and stave churches to this compelling historical novel, an international bestseller sold in 12 countries. With its broad-canvas narrative about the intersection of religion, superstition, and duty, The Bell in the Lake is an irresistible story of ancient times and modern challenges, by a powerful international voice. Lars Mytting, Norway’s bestselling novelist, is the author of Norwegian Wood. His books, which have sold over 1 million copies in 19 languages, have won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize and have been shortlisted for the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Prize, among others. The Bell in the Lake has been sold in 12 countries and was a #1 bestseller in Norway.

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PRAISE FOR SUSAN HILL “Hill knows how to keep those pages

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turning.” —Chicago Tribune

The Comforts of Home

“The intelligence of this brooding series rivets a reader’s

A CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT

“Not all great novelists can write crime fiction, but when one

attention.” —Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post “Hill, an award-winning novelist, shows just how good crime writing can be.” —Parade

like Susan Hill does it, the result is stunning.” —Ruth Rendell

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usan Hill returns with The Comforts of Home, the ninth book in

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one of the most acclaimed mystery series of our time. Following

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Serrailler must confront his demons as Lafferton experiences a series of shocking crimes in this 10th book in Susan Hill’s shattering crime series

S E LLING POINTS ●● The Serrailler books have sold over 250,000 copies across all formats ●● Praise includes reviews from the New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, and Ruth Rendell and P. D. James ●● A television series based on the Simon Serrailler mysteries is in the works

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usan Hill stuns readers once again in The Benefit of Hindsight, the 10th book in her celebrated mystery series. Now recuperated after the violent incident that cost him his arm—and nearly his

life—DCS Serrailler has returned to work, though he prefers to spend his spare time sketching the

­medieval angels being restored on the cathedral roof. With crime rates down, Lafferton has been quiet, until one night when two men open their front door to a distressing scene. Serrailler makes a serious error of judgment when handling the incident, and the stress of this, combined with the ­ongoing trauma of losing his arm, takes its toll. In the tradition of the fabulous mysteries of Ruth Rendell and P. D. James, The Benefit of Hindsight is Susan Hill’s best work yet—a chilling new addition to a highly acclaimed series. Susan Hill’s novels and short stories have won the Whitbread Book, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards and the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year and have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The play adapted from her famous ghost novel, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989.

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The Burnt Orange Heresy A N OV E L ● ● BY C H A R L E S W I L L E F O R D

S E LLING POINTS ●● Film adaptation forthcoming,

The classic neo-noir novel acclaimed as Willeford’s best, soon to be a major film

starring Claes Bang, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Debicki, and Mick Jagger ●● The classic 1970s neo-noir back in print ●● For readers of Raymond

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“A novel full of genuine fun that also makes a level statement about

Thompson, and David Goodis

the art word . . . the ending is stunning.” —The New Yorker “No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford.” —Elmore Leonard

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“It is at once a solid crime novel and a fierce send-up of modern art.” —Lawrence Block

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ast-talking, backstabbing, womanizing, and fiercely ambitious art critic James Figueras will do anything—blackmail, burglary, and beyond—to make a name for himself. When an unscrupulous

collector offers Figueras a career-making chance to interview Jacques Debierue, the greatest living—

and most reclusive—artist, the critic must decide how far he will go to become the art-world celebrity he hungers to be. Will Figueras stop at the opportunity to skim some cream for himself or push beyond morality’s limits to a bigger payoff? Crossing the art world with the underworld, Willeford creates a novel of dark hue and high aesthetic polish. The Burnt Orange Heresy—the 1970s crime classic now back in print—has lost none of its savage delights as it re-creates the making of a murderer, calmly and with exquisite tension, while satirizing the workings of the art world as the ultimate con. Charles Willeford (1919–1988) was an American writer of fiction, poetry, autobiography, literary criticism, and 20 novels, best known for his Hoke Moseley series, including Miami Blues, as well as such classics as Cockfighter and The Woman Chaser. The Burnt Orange Heresy is now adapted into an upcoming film starring Claes Bang, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Debicki, and Mick Jagger.

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Mothers Before S TO R I E S A N D P O R T R A I T S O F O U R M OT H E R S A S W E N E V E R S AW T H E M

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A collection of photographs and essays that explores our understanding of motherhood and female identity

followers and has been featured on the Today show and in the New York Times ●● Includes 65 original essays from some of the biggest names in the literary world, including Jennifer Egan, Lisa See, and Laura Lippman ●● Edan Lepucki is the New York Times bestselling novelist of California

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estselling novelist Edan Lepucki created the Mothers Before Instagram project to correspond with the release

of this book, which explored themes of art, motherhood, and identity. She started the Instagram account and asked women of all ages to each submit a favorite photograph of her mother before she became a mother and write a description of what the image evokes for her. Now, Mothers Before will expand the scope of Eden’s initial concept to include photographs and essays from a diverse group of writers and poets—including Laura Lippman, upcoming Abrams Press author Molly

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You and I, As Mothers

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Author Laura Prepon is best

Actress Laura Prepon’s searing and insightful guide to navigating motherhood

known for her leading roles on Orange Is the New Black and That ’70s Show ●● Prepon has more than 5 million Instagram followers and nearly 1 million Twitter followers ●● Features advice from

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powerhouse contributors, ctress Laura Prepon was blindsided when she became a mother. Between stress levels that

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didn’t even recognize herself in the mirror. After realizing the book on motherhood that she craved didn’t exist, she set out to write her own. In You and I, As Mothers, Prepon reveals her own personal

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women can continue prioritizing self-nourishment, fitness, and beauty as they learn to care for

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another human. This book is not an instruction manual, and it never tells the reader how to mother.

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Rather, it is a collection of wisdom, inspiration, scientific research, and practical suggestions designed

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to support the reader in being a mother. Laura Prepon has been in the entertainment industry as an actress for 20 years, playing roles from Donna Pinciotti on the hit That ’70s Show to Alex Vause on Orange Is the New Black. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Stash Plan.

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Awakening Fertility T H E E S S E N T I A L A R T O F P R E PA R I N G F O R P R E G N A N C Y

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● ● BY H E N G O U, A M E LY G R E E V E N , A N D M A R I S A B E LG E R

A gently nurturing guide for aspiring mothers, filled with advice, recipes, and natural remedies for women trying to conceive

●● Heng Ou’s company MotherBees is expanding to Northern California and New York City and is developing a line of soups and teas for grocery stores nationwide ●● MotherBees has a significant following in LA with celebrity testimonials from a wide range of mothers, including Ricki Lake, Jewel, Molly Sims, and Alicia Silverstone

S PECIFICATIONS 50 color photographs 224 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH PARENTING • HEALTH • FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-4384-9 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4384-9 US $27.50 CAN $34.50 UK 5 2£19.99 750 9 781419 743849

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he path to motherhood is a deep and transformative process filled with unknowns. Awakening Fertility is

a loving guide to accompany you along the road to whatever is next for you—whether it be a child or a deeper understanding of what it means to be a woman and the power that lies in your heart and in your womb. Including

25 healing recipes, Awakening Fertility is a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance to those desiring to become mothers. As opposed to the countless other books on “trying to conceive,” Awakening Fertility

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looks at this time before motherhood as a chance for discovery and growth. Heng Ou is the founder of MotherBees, a food and lifestyle company supporting women through every stage of motherhood. Amely Greeven is the coauthor of

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the New York Times bestseller Clean. Marisa Belger is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites, including Natural Health, Prevention, Travel + Leisure, and New York.

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Pretty Good Advice

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● ● BY L E S L I E B LO D G E T T

Straight talk and tough love on power, beauty, and the art of the sale

S E LLING POINTS ●● bareMinerals connects directly to their customers, and “Leslie’s Angels,” a team of 1,000 women, will help promote the book nationwide ●● Leslie Blodgett has developed relationships with a wide array of respected female entrepreneurs and influencers, including the founders and CEOs of Spanx, Stella & Dot, and Glossier ●● bareMinerals is a global brand with products placed in 30 markets outside the US

S PECIFICATIONS 100 color photographs 192 pages WIDTH: 5" • 127mm HEIGHT: 7½" • 191mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL BUSINESS • SELF-HELP ISBN 978-1-4197-4214-9 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4214-9 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK 5 1£12.99 899 9 781419 742149

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ISBN 978-1-68335-884-8 alled the “Queen of Beauty” and the most influential lone woman to impact the beauty industry since

Estée Lauder by the New York Times, Leslie Blodgett’s story is anything but ordinary. As the CEO of the struggling Bare Escentuals, Blodgett shifted the company’s focus and launched bareMinerals. In a move that would revolutionize the beauty industry, she went on QVC and sold $45,000 worth of makeup in the first six minutes. Before long, she was selling $1.4 million an hour. In 2006 Blodgett took the

company public in one of the largest cosmetic IPOs of the decade, and in 2010 the company was acquired by Shiseido for $1.8 billion. Pretty Good Advice provides beauty secrets, business tips, life lessons, and lots of personal stories. Some

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ideas are common sense. Some are pretty unconventional. Most importantly, everything in this book is honest, all tried (and sometimes failed) by Blodgett. Fun, frank, and filled with actionable advice, Pretty Good Advice is a glimpse into the unlikely story of a successful beauty executive who approached her work and life a little bit differently. Leslie Blodgett is a beauty industry pioneer, Stanford DCI Fellow, angel investor, advisor, and philanthropist.

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How to Wear Socks ● ● BY J O H N JA N N U Z Z I   ●   I L LU S T R AT E D BY M I K E L E M A N S K I

A giftable illustrated guide to wearing socks, packed with history, upkeep and maintenance tips, and style advice

S E LLING POINTS ●● The book’s small, giftable format and affordable price point make it a perfect item to merchandise next to socks ●● John Jannuzzi has more than 37,000 followers on Twitter and more than 32,000 followers on Instagram ●● His writing has been featured on sites including GQ, Esquire, The Cut, and Refinery29

S PECIFICATIONS 100 color illustrations 128 pages WIDTH: 415/16" • 125mm HEIGHT: 6⅞" • 175mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY FASHION • GIFT & STATIONERY ISBN 978-1-4197-4293-4 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4293-4 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK 5 1£10.99 499 9 781419 742934

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ocks, a bare necessity in anyone’s wardrobe, are often a one-and-done, wear-it-if-it’s-clean kind of

garment. You put them on, pull them up, and go about the rest of your day. But there’s a lot more to a good sock than meets the eye, or the foot. Within the world of socks, there are a staggering number of options, from

How to Wear Jewelry ISBN 978-1-4197-2019-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-2019-2 US $12.95 CAN $15.95 UK 5 1£7.99 295

material to style to length to, of course, color and print. How to Wear Socks teaches you everything you need to know about socks. Written by fashion editor John Jannuzzi, the book

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includes a deep dive on the history, the basics, the key styles, and proper upkeep and maintenance. Once you have a solid foundation, Jannuzzi shows you exactly how to pair socks with different types of shoes. Whether they’re black, white, short, long, or patterned, there are rules. The book also includes fun sidebars on Famous Socks and style tips from sock connoisseurs. How to Wear Socks proves that this fashion necessity should no

How to Tie a Headscarf ISBN 978-1-4197-3725-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-3725-1 US $14.99 CAN $18.99 UK 5 1£8.99 499 9 781419 737251

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longer be an afterthought. John Jannuzzi is a fashion editor and the editorial director of Bonobos. Jannuzzi lives in New York City.

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Dead Style

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A LO N G S T R A N G E T R I P I N TO T H E M AG I C A L W O R L D O F T I E - DY E ● ● BY M O R D E C H A I " M I S T E R M O R T " R U B I N S T E I N

An in-depth look at the influence of the Grateful Dead and hippie culture on contemporary fashion and street style by GQ’s style-in-the-wild correspondent and fashion expert

S E LLING POINTS ●● The book features photographs of today’s most famous and beloved Deadheads, including Andy Cohen, Ezra Koenig, Jonah Hill, the Flatbush Zombies, and many more, who will be fantastic ambassadors for the book on social media ●● Mister Mort is GQ’s proclaimed style-in-the-wild correspondent and has had numerous jobs in the fashion world for some of the top companies, brands, and publications

S PECIFICATIONS 200 color photographs 224 pages WIDTH: 8" • 165mm HEIGHT: 10" • 241mm Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY MUSIC • POP CULTURE • FASHION • PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-4291-0 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4291-0 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK 5 2£17.99 499 9 781419 742910

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ince the formation of Dead & Company, a new breed of Deadhead has emerged: someone who appreciates

stylish streetwear as much as tie-dye. Dead Style is a book

that shows the influence of the Grateful Dead and hippie culture on the current world of fashion. Tie-dyed pieces from designer labels like Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Missoni, and Burberry have dominated runway looks. Vintage Grateful Dead shirts are fetching hundreds of dollars online (on fashion auction sites and via Instagram sellers alike) and in stores. This book, visually driven and heavily captioned, is a look book for current Deadhead culture. Dead Style is a surprising, provocative, engaging, and fun work, a Grateful Dead book for a new generation. Mordechai “Mister Mort” Rubinstein has held roles at Levi’s, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Men’s Vogue. In addition, his photography and work have been featured in the New York Times, GQ, Wall Street Journal, and other major media outlets. This is his first book.

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The Illustrated Feminist 1 0 0 Y E A R S O F S U F F R AG E , S T R E N G T H , A N D S I S T E R H O O D I N A M E R I C A

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● ● BY AU R A L E W I S

A beautifully illustrated history celebrating the achievements of American women from 1920 to present day

●● Publication coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment ●● Features lovely and inventive illustrations created by author, illustrator, and SVA graduate Aura Lewis

See The Illustrated Feminist Postcards, page 100, and 50 Lists for Feminists, page 101

●● Thoroughly researched text includes extensive endnotes to provide additional context and suggestions for further reading—perfect for children and adults alike

S PECIFICATIONS 150 color illustrations 224 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY WOMEN’S STUDIES • HISTORY • POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4211-8 ISBN 978-1-4197-4211-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK 5 1£14.99 999 9 781419 742118

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he year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in America, and

what better way to commemorate the 19th

Amendment than with a gorgeously illustrated handbook that explores a century’s worth of feminism? Each chapter illustrates 10 landmark

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moments in each decade from 1920 to 2020.

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Featuring iconic events and the trailblazing

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women who made them happen, from Amelia Earhart to Shirley Chisholm, The Illustrated Feminist will inspire both dedicated feminists and burgeoning activists to continue the fight for women’s rights. Aura Lewis’s powerful artwork coupled with her well-researched and accessible text make this book an ideal gift for anyone

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looking to celebrate groundbreaking women and their colorful history. Aura Lewis is an author-illustrator based in New

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York City. She has an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Lewis’s debut picture book, Gloria’s Voice, was published in 2018 and tells the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

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London in Bloom

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● ● BY G E O R G I A N N A L A N E

Acclaimed photographer Georgianna Lane chronicles the flower markets, gardens, and floral boutiques of London

S E LLING POINTS ●● The first book to celebrate London’s profusion of floral charms ●● Packed with 200 color photographs, this book is a sumptuous visual journey for armchair travelers, Anglophiles, and fans of all things floral

S PECIFICATIONS 200 color photographs 160 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH PHOTOGRAPHY • NATURE • TRAVEL ISBN 978-1-4197-3078-8 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3078-8 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK 5 1£14.99 999 9 781419 730788

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ondon in Bloom showcases the floral abundance of the English capital’s extraordinary

parks, gardens, florists, and flower markets. In this

companion to her popular books Paris in Bloom and New York in Bloom, Georgianna Lane takes us on a romantic floral tour of London, juxtaposing luscious blooms with intricate floral details found in the city’s iconic architecture. The book also includes a detailed list of recommended parks, gardens, markets, and floral designers; a spring tour of blossoms and blooms; a field guide of common spring-blooming

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trees and shrubs; and step-by-step instructions for creating a London-style bouquet. For flower lovers and Anglophiles alike, London in Bloom offers a unique and irresistible view of London. Georgianna Lane is a well-known floral and travel photographer whose romantic, light-infused images

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have been licensed and published internationally in books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, and beyond. She is also the author of Paris in Bloom and New York in Bloom and divides her time between

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Paris and a wooded property in the Pacific Northwest.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● The Fifty Places series has sold more than 600,000 copies combined ●● Climbing as a sport is growing in

Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die ● ● BY C H R I S S A N T E L L A   ●  F O R E W O R D BY T I M Y FA I R F I E L D

The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a globe-trotting guide to the best and most beautiful places to rock climb around the world

popularity, with approximately 9 million people participating each year ●● Competitive climbing will become an Olympic event for the first time in the 2020 summer games in Tokyo, raising the profile of the sport even further ●● Each chapter includes advice on when to go, where to stay, what to do, and how to prepare, plus helpful online resources and tips from accomplished rock climbers and respected climbing organizations

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Hardcover with jacket

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will cover three types of climbing—trad, sport, and bouldering—and

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ifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to some of the greatest rock-climbing locations

around the world, as recommended by expert climbers. The book

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will feature breathtaking venues from Joshua Tree to Jeju, South

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Korea. Featuring insights from industry insiders, including employees

ISBN 978-1-4197-4292-7 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4292-7 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK 5 2£18.99 499

from rock-climbing gear companies like Petzl and Black Diamond Equipment, professional climbers like Jon Cardwell and Kevin Jorgeson (co-star of Dawn Wall), filmmaker Michael Call, and Climbing

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magazine editor Matt Samet, Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die is the essential travel companion for climbers of all levels of expertise. Chris Santella is the author of 21 books, including 15 titles in the Fifty Places series. Based in Portland, Oregon, he is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and the New York Times.

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Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die ISBN 978-1-4197-3456-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-3456-4 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK £17.99

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Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die ISBN 978-1-4197-2216-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2216-5 US $24.95 CAN $31.95 UK 5 2£17.99 495 9 781419 722165

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Basketball (and Other Things)

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A C O L L E C T I O N O F Q U E S T I O N S A S K E D, A N S W E R E D, I L LU S T R AT E D ● ● BY S H E A S E R R A N O  ●  F O R E W O R D BY R E G G I E M I L L E R  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY A R T U R O TO R R E S

S E LLING POINTS ●● The paperback edition has

A hardcover edition featuring a new cover and new content for fans of the #1 New York Times bestseller

netted more than 150,000 copies across three editions, and the e-book was a #1 New York Times bestseller ●● Features the original content, but with a new hardcover case, two new chapters, and removable art in the back ●● Serrano is a powerhouse marketer and will dispatch his Twitter following to support the book

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75 color illustrations & removable 4-color art 256 pages WIDTH: 7½" • 191mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL SPORTS • POP CULTURE ISBN 978-1-4197-4319-1 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4319-1 US $24.99 CAN $31.99 UK 5 2£17.99 499 9 781419 743191

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ny fan of Shea Serrano’s unconventional, hilarious, and insightful writing will want to add this hardcover

edition of his wildly popular Basketball (and Other Things) to their collection. The book will feature two new chapters

as well as removable art that showcases Serrano’s

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trademark creativity and Arturo Torres’s inimitable illustration style. First released as a paperback in 2017, the book went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller. This edition will be a keepsake for Serrano fans and basketball fans alike. Shea Serrano is an award-winning writer, author, and

The Rap Year Book ISBN 978-1-4197-1818-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-1818-2 US $19.95 CAN $24.95 UK 5 1£14.99 995

illustrator. His first book, Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book, was widely praised. His second book, The Rap Year Book, reached the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Washington Post, and has been turned into an AMC documentary series. Currently, Serrano is a staff writer for The Ringer. His newest book is Movies (and Other Things).

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Big Sexy T H E L I F E A N D T I M E S O F B A R TO LO C O LÓ N

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● ● BY B A R TO LO C O LO N W I T H M I C H A E L S TA H L

●● Bartolo Colón has played for 11 franchises: Cleveland Indians,

From picking coffee in the Dominican Republic to playing Major League baseball in America, here is the story of baseball’s most colorful player told in his own words

Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, and Texas Rangers ●● Big Sexy will entice the typical baseball memoir reader and serve as a quirky gift book for sports fans as well ●● The baseball memoir category is a healthy one that rewards

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artolo Colón—also known as Big Sexy—is a baseball icon and one of the most beloved players to ever play the game. In a career spanning 21 years, Colón has won the Cy Young

Award and won more games than any other Latin American–born pitcher. But more importantly,

the characters of the game with

throughout his career, Big Sexy has captured the hearts of fans of the game as well as the stars

healthy sales

he has played against. Colón plays the game the way it was meant to be. In Big Sexy: The Life and Times of Bartolo Colón, he opens up as never before. The result is

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a touching and deeply personal story of a truly unique baseball life.

40 color illustrations 208 pages

Bartolo Colón is a Cy Young Award–winning and four-time All-Star baseball pitcher. He holds

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the record for the most career wins by a pitcher from Latin America and the Dominican Republic.

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He was the oldest active MLB player during the 2018 season. Michael Stahl is a full-time

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freelance journalist whose stories have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Vice,

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Huffington Post, and elsewhere.

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Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal: Volume I

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S E LLING POINTS ●● This book is now back in print featuring a new afterword by

● ● BY E D D I E T R U N K

Tom Morello of Rage Against the

Back in print—the first book by VH1’s music expert, Eddie Trunk

Machine ●● Eddie Trunk hosts 6 live national radio shows a week on SiriusXM, as well as a podcast and a syndicated radio show that is broadcast in 35 cities ●● Eddie’s online persona is massive: over 260,000 Twitter followers and over 200,000 Facebook fans

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nown as a leading expert on all things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk has updated and expanded

this book with even more on the subject. Eddie discusses

his most essential bands, his unique personal experiences with them, his favorite “Stump the Trunk” anecdotes and trivia, as well as his favorite playlists. Whether you’re a classic Metallic and Megadeath metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school bands like Bon Jovi or Poison, this book salutes

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those who rock. Eddie Trunk has been sharing his love of hard rock and heavy metal with fans for thirty years. He is heard on multiple radio shows: Trunk Nation and Hair Nation, which air on SiriusXM radio, and the FM-syndicated Eddie Trunk Rocks, heard in New York City on Q104.3. He also hosts The Eddie Trunk Podcast on PodcastOne. He lives in New Jersey. Please visit him at EddieTrunk.com

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Honjok T H E A R T O F L I V I N G A LO N E

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●● One-person households are the fastest growing demographic in the world ●● Offers strategies for navigating

The definitive guide to honjok, the South Korean practice of experiencing the world on one’s own

unique everyday activities and travel as a party of one ●● Following in the footsteps of the Scandinavian hygge movement, this book will be the first one about the analogous honjok phenomenon

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longer. This beautiful and timely book analyzes the trend by first explaining the difference between

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onjok is the South Korean term for people who undertake activities alone. The practice of living and being alone is a growing, global phenomenon fed in part by the isolation that

social media and technology can bring, as well as by many individuals opting to remain single for

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loneliness and being alone. It offers practical strategies for going out alone—dining out, visiting an

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exhibition, or traveling, for example—and examines how introspection can present opportunities for

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self-discovery and building self-esteem, ultimately fostering greater happiness and fulfillment. With practical, psychological, and inspirational support, Honjok will help those embarking on their own solo adventure embrace solitude and independence with confidence. Crystal Tai is a Hong Kong–Canadian journalist based in South Korea. Her writing has appeared in Quartz, Lonely Planet, Monocle, and many other publications. She grew up in Canada, studied political science at the University of British Columbia and now lives alone in Seoul.

CHAPTER 2 A state of mind: lonely or alone? To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect. Without it, one eventually discovers the final turn of the screw: one runs away to find oneself and finds no one at home.

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CHAPTER 3 Adventure: embracing solo activities

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HOW TO ENJOY TIME ALONE

CHAPETR 4 Introspection: building your inner being

At our hands lie a wealth of activities we can partake on our own such as watching a film at a local theatre, to cooking at home, or going on day excursions to new and exciting places. It may seem intimidating at first, but the thrill of mastering or discovering something new may eventually overtake any apprehension. One Canadian woman I spoke with used to plan trips with her friends. Over time, she realised while she enjoyed their company, she came to the conclusion that not only did traveling as a group slow her down, she also realised it was difficult to enjoy spending time with her close friends within the context of these new, often foreign environments. In fact, she decided it was healthier for her friendships if they did not travel together. Three years ago, she began planning trips on her own. At first, she drove out to country parks for day excursions; soon, she began visiting new cities where she explored her surroundings exactly in the way she wanted. She went to bars, restaurants, joined groups and made so lots of new friends in these places. By the end of it, she realised she enjoyed traveling alone so much that she began backpacking across entire continents in search of discovering new cultures, languages and places as well as new parts of herself. For most of us, learning to enjoy your time alone is not something that happens overnight (I confess I am still working on this too). Like a hobby or interest, it takes time to foster and develop into a full-fledged affinity.

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Getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity, a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone, to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are, who others think you are.

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Adventure: embracing solo activities

Starting small The beauty of starting out an activity alone is that it doesn’t mean staying alone. Going out and doing something new on your own often becomes a wonderful way to meet others who share similar interests or more people from all walks of life. While it may still seem overwhelming at first, I recommend starting small with activities: a a a a a

Read a book at a coffee shop. Go for a walk in a nearby park. Go grocery shopping and cook your favourite (doable) meal. Go to an exercise class. Explore a museum or art gallery.

Next, you can look to bigger or longer tasks. a Go to the beach, or nearby park for an entire day trip. a Head to a volunteering event and donate your time or expertise. a Sign up for dance classes. a Go to a museum or gallery opening (and meet others). a Visit a local pub with your book. Or try things that might be a bit nerve-wracking at first (but it pays off). a Go to a bar or pub alone with no book. a Go for dinner alone at a casual restaurant. a Go to an amusement park. a Watch a movie in a theatre. a Go to a concert.

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From bestselling author Derf Backderf comes the untold story of the Kent State shootings— timed for the 50th anniversary

●● Anniversary: Timed for the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings on May 4, 2020 ●● Bestselling author: My Friend Dahmer was a national bestseller, an ALA/YALSA Alex Award winner, winner of the Revelation Award at Angoulême, and was made into a major motion picture ●● New revelations: Although there have been numerous books on Kent State, Derf Backderf, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, has spent years meticulously researching the story, conducting extensive interviews with primary sources, and uncovering new information from the university and government archives

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n May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam

War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots, 4 students were killed and 9 shot and wounded. It was the day

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America turned guns on its own children—a shocking event

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Derf Backderf saw those same Guardsmen patrolling his nearby

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burned into our national memory. A few days prior, 10-year-old hometown, sent in by the governor to crush a trucker strike. Using the journalism skills he employed on My Friend Dahmer and Trashed, Backderf has conducted extensive interviews and research to explore the lives of these four young people and the events of those four days in May, when the country seemed on the brink of tearing apart. Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, which will be published in time for the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, is a moving and troubling story about the bitter price of dissent—as relevant today as it was in 1970. Derf Backderf is the bestselling, award-winning author of My Friend Dahmer and Trashed. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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A novel based on a true tale of heroism and invention in the tunnels beneath Lake Erie in 1916

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history. Scott MacGregor uncovers a lost story and

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his original graphic novel imagines the lives of blue-collar workers involved in the real-life Lake

Erie tunnel disaster of 1916 in Cleveland. Author Scott MacGregor and illustrator Gary Dumm tell the intersecting stories of a brilliant African American inventor, Ben

AT THE SAME TIME ON THE PLATFORM ABOVE, CARELESSNESS HAD CAUSED THE ALL-WOODEN CRIB STRUCTURE TO CATCH FIRE WITH DOZENS OF MEN INSIDE.

Beltran (based on the real-life Garrett Morgan, Sr.),

JAYSUS CHRIST, KAMINSKI!!— WAKE UP, MAN!!— YER BOILER HAS SET US AFIRE!!

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desperate immigrants tunneling beneath Lake Erie, and

LORD AND SAVIOR!!

corrupt overseers who risk countless lives for profit.

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lifelong resident of Cleveland and an artist who worked extensively with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor. Dumm’s cartoons have also appeared in Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Le Monde.

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Drawing the Vote A N I L LU S T R AT E D G U I D E TO VOT I N G I N A M E R I C A

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How the history of American voting rights has shaped the way we vote today

●● Timely, accessible guide to the history of US voting rights and how it affects our political system today ●● Similar to Economix, the New York Times bestseller published by Abrams ComicArts in 2012, the graphic-novel format is a great candidate for school and library sales

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oinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel,

looks at the history of voting rights in the United States

and how it affects the way we vote today. Throughout the book, the author identifies events and trends that led to the unprecedented results of the 2016 presidential election that left America political parties

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more estranged than ever. To balance these complex ideas and statistics, Kati Lacker’s original artistic style makes the book accessible for readers of all ages. At a

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and apathy about voting and skepticism concerning our

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every American can take action to make their vote count.

bitterly divided political parties, Drawing the Vote seeks to offer some explanation for how we got here and how

Tommy Jenkins is the humanities division chair at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina, and an

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associate professor of English. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Kati Lacker is an illustrator, designer, and screen printer currently living in Brooklyn. This is her first graphic novel.

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An untalented punk band and a parallel dimension—what could go wrong?

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reviews when it was published

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use of color and drawings dazzle as in few comics that

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youthful dreams and desires. In 1856, Teresa, a

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Wait! Wait!

How can they eat other people?

We will do something else, okay?

Plants don’t have teeth.

I’ve cut out a ton of male plant figures that will eat another bunch of puppets of scared folks.

I haven’t cut out kitties. A play about kitties.

young aristocrat, is more interested in writing avantDoesn’t matter.

They are plants from space.

garde horror poetry than making a suitable marriage.

And we have to hunt down a vanilla and walnut ice cream.

So what? I can be one kitten and you another.

In 2016, three teenage girls, Gloria, Laura, and Cristina, want to start a punk band called the Black

They are plants from the future, okay?

In the future, plants have teeth.

I’m going to Mom.

Holes. They have everything they need: attitude, looks, instinct . . . and an alarming lack of musical talent. They’ve barely started rehearsing when strange things begin to happen. As their world and Teresa’s intersect, they’re haunted by the echo of something

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And she didn’t know anyone there, and the cat…

It’s not a real ghost, okay? It’s only someone who slept so, so, so much that she traveled to the future.

strip artist. His first published title was La Reina Orquídea, a precious and haunting short piece that

The cat has an ice cream shop!

Rose, dear…

placed the author at the center of national attention

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An original look at the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre—told in cartoons

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pessimistic

from his introduction

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s graduates embark on the next phase of their lives, what better way to get them accustomed

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ducing them to the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre? Cleverly told through the story of a pair of rats trapped Who am |?

in the labyrinth of existence, this allegory humorously

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conveys the key ideas of Sartre’s existential philoso-

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…|'m significant.

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phy in graphic-novel form—accessible for students

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How to live?

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and readers of all ages. In addition, two reputable Sartre scholars have

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he started making comics. At the age of reason, his attraction to science led him to embark on a corporate career, where he now leads teams of scientists and knowledge workers. He lives in Amsterdam.

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●● The second fully authorized book

An official guide to the most iconic legends and legendary creatures from the world of Magic: The Gathering

in the Magic: The Gathering series, by Abrams ComicArts, published in the same format as Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch ●● Magic: The Gathering is Hasbro’s #1 gaming brand, with 20 million global fans and 4 million regular viewers for competitive-play coverage ●● Magic: The Gathering is a 2015 Origins Awards: Best Collectible Card Game nominee, a 2006 Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming nominee ●● Features artwork of dozens of fan-favorite sci-fi/fantasy artists and illustrators

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fantastical characters and creatures, but perhaps none

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Reprinted for the first time, the world’s smallest comic books—originally printed in 1966 and now enlarged to a more readable size—in a seven-book collectable boxed set

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author of the award-winning monograph Kirby: King of Comics. He has three Emmy Award nominations and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for animation from the Writers Guild of America. He lives in Los Angeles.

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I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf ● ● BY G R A N T S N I D E R

●● Author platform: Grant Snider

A look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider

has a devoted fanbase of more than 700,000 followers across his social platforms, and his Incidental Comics have 142,000

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recognizable, appearing

author of Quiet: The Power

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of Introverts in a World

Book Review

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doodlers, sketchers and

Father’s Day, and Graduation Day

scribblers, inventors,

promotions

explorers, and spinners of yarns.”—Clare Vanderpool,

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Newbery Medal Winner

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We collect them, decorate with them, are inspired by them, and treat our books as sacred objects. In this lighthearted collection of one- and two-page comics, writer-artist Grant Snider explores bookishness in

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all its forms, and the love of writing and reading, building on the beloved literary comics featured on his website, Incidental Comics. With a striking package including a die-cut cover, I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf is the perfect gift for bookworms of all ages.

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Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an artist by night. His comics have been featured in the Kansas City Star, the New York Times, and The New

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● ● BY J O H N L E G U I Z A M O  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY C H R I S TA C A S S A N O A N D S H A M U S B E YA L E   ●   I N T R O D U C T I O N BY L I N - M A N U E L M I R A N DA S E LLING POINTS

The graphic novel adaptation of John Leguizamo’s award-winning Broadway play— revised and expanded in paperback

●● New material: Includes an allnew introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda and cover art by Drew Friedman—plus a Q&A with John Leguizamo and artists Christa

Nominated for an Eisner

Cassano and Shamus Beyale, as

Award in 2016 for

well as never-before-seen photos,

Best Adaptation from

sketches, and script pages

Another Medium

●● Audio book tie-in: Now available

“John Leguizamo has

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show genre and evolving it into

graphic novel of his hilarious Hollywood memoir, Ghetto

an award-winning art form. Since publication of the hardcover, he

Klown.” —Lin-Manuel

received a special Tony Award for

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Lifetime Achievement in 2018

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Broadway memoir, John Leguizamo lays bare his life

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story, sharing memories of his early years as an actor

on stage, on television, and in major motion pictures I’ma take you on a journey, a cautionary tale.

opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as

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’Cause this time I wanna be an example of what not to do. ’Cause I almost quit on myself. Almost gave up doing my thing.

Al Pacino, Patrick Swayze, and Steven Seagal, and

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working for directors Baz Luhrmann and Brian De Palma. And if you give me a piece of your soul, and we do this right,

Leguizamo opens up about his loves and marriages,

I’m Gonna Give you a piece of my Soul.

So I’m gonna take you way back. But first I gotta do my ritual before I start. My cleanse.

we’ll have a soul exchange.

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included turns in movies such as Carlito’s Way, Romeo

I looked at the paper Mr. Zufas had handed me, and it was the telephone number of an acting teacher.

+ Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and Chef, as well as six award-

Oh, you must be my new student. Come, come, come in.

I get to Sylvia Myrtle’s acting schoolslashapartment. I open the door...

So I bridge-and-tunnel my ass all the way to 57th street and 10th ave...

winning one-man Broadway shows. In 2018, he received Yo, what up, Tweety?

a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives

Oh my ! Your accent is so thuggish. We’re going to have to work on that horrible sound.

in New York City. Christa Cassano is a visual artist and

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Glass Town T H E I M AG I N A RY W O R L D O F T H E B R O N T Ë S

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A graphic novel about the Brontë siblings, and the strange and marvelous imaginary worlds they invented during their childhood

●● Greenberg’s previous books, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (2013) and The One Hundred Nights of Hero (2016), are both New York Times bestsellers ●● The perfect addition to every Brontë fan’s library ●● Adds vibrant details to the already imaginative worlds created by the Brontë siblings

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 224 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH GRAPHIC NOVEL • HISTORICAL FICTION • BIOGRAPHY • FANTASY ISBN 978-1-4197-3268-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-3268-3 US $24.99 CAN $31.99  5 2 4 9 9 9 781419 732683

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of the four Brontë children—Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and

Anne. The story begins in 1825, with the deaths of Maria and Elizabeth, the eldest siblings. It is in response to this loss that the four remaining Brontë children set pen to paper and created the fictional world that

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became known as Glass Town. This world and its cast of characters would come to be the Brontës’ escape from the realities of their lives. Within Glass Town the siblings experienced love, friendship, war, triumph, and heartbreak. Through a combination of quotes from the stories originally penned by the Brontës, biographical

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information about them, and Greenberg's vivid comic book illustrations, readers will find themselves enraptured by this fascinating imaginary world. Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer. Her two previous graphic novels, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth and The One Hundred Nights of Hero, are both New York Times bestsellers.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Edmiston’s penchant for pop culture references can be seen and enjoyed in his limited-edition

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Mondo artist Jason Edmiston explores the iconic gazes of your favorite pop culture characters

art posters created for Mondo as well as in his detailed fine-art paintings ●● This vivid book showcases Edmiston’s passion for painting the eyes of iconic characters ●● Edmiston is well known: Instagram: @jasonedmistonart has 69,000 followers / Facebook: @Jason.Edmistons. Artbook has 17,500 followers / Jasonedmiston.com

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culture characters. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then you’ll discover lots of famous souls in this exclusive 200-page

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artbook showcasing famous eyes by pop culture’s Rembrandt: Jason Edmiston. From never-before-seen preliminary sketches to vibrant full-color illustrations, look into more than 300 pairs of eyes covering pop culture icons known from Star Trek to The Simpsons and The Warriors to Get Out.

Jason Edmiston: Pop-Eyes ISBN 978-2-37495-059-4 ISBN 978-2-37495-059-4 US $19.95 CAN $24.95 UK 5 1£13.99 995

Jason Edmiston is an acclaimed illustrator and painter who has created work for advertising, editorial, packaging, and book publishing clients internationally.

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He has a fondness for pop culture that often shows in the work he’s done for movie posters, toy packaging, and fine art prints. Rob Jones is the cofounder and creative director of Mondo.

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A R T I N S P I R E D BY T H E F I L M S O F M I YA Z A K I ● ● C O M P I L E D BY S P O K E A R T G A L L E RY 

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250 contemporary artists pay homage to legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki in this beautiful book created in partnership with Spoke Art

in a series presented by Spoke Art Gallery over the span of four years in SF, Honolulu, NYC, and LA—a highly praised exhibition that garnered media coverage and brought in 10,000 attendees ●● More than 250 contemporary artists pay homage to Miyazaki’s iconic films and themes, including Camilla d’Errico (286,000 followers), Casey Weldon (167,000 followers), Jason Edmiston (69,000 followers), and Mandy Tsung (40,000 followers) ●● Spoke Art Gallery, Miyazaki, and his film studio each have a strong social media presence: Spoke Art has 145,000 followers on Instagram and over 189,000 followers on Facebook; Miyazaki has 76,600 followers on Instagram; and @fansofstudioghibli on Facebook

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characters. As a prolific creator, his influence and admirers include Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, and Akira Kurosawa.

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Curated by Spoke Art Gallery, My Neighbor Hayao features work H A Y A O

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from more than 250 artists in celebration of the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker and animator. The book showcases a diverse array of original painting, embroidery, sculpture, and limited edition prints

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through interpretations of characters and themes found in iconic films including My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke.

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monthly pop-ups throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in their permanent galleries in San Francisco and New York City.

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Archival pigment print. 14 x 11’’.

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Mirages T H E A R T O F L AU R E N T D U R I E U X

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When Edward Hopper meets Drew Struzan: the long-awaited first monograph of Laurent Durieux

●● Laurent is the new poster art master ●● One of Mondo’s top artists ●● A foreword from Francis Ford

“Laurent Durieux’s beautiful

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work takes poster art to a high level. The images,

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which are stunningly

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executed, express ideas

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and themes of the movies

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he has chosen in new terms.

HEIGHT: 11⅜" • 289mm

They communicate much

Hardcover

without words, and stand

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alongside the wonderful

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tradition of illustrative art.”

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—Francis Ford Coppola

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Il est baptisé « South by Southwest »

en référence évidemment à sa position géographique, mais aussi et surtout en clin d’œil au North by Northwest d’Alfred Hitchcock. Gens de goût, les organisateurs ont demandé à Laurent Durieux de réaliser l’affiche de leur édition de mars 2019. En observant le résultat, on mesure combien celui-ci est capable de s’investir dans un travail de pure commande. L’enjeu consistait à synthétiser les trois axes majeurs du festival

tout en racontant autre chose à travers la compositionde l’affiche. En convoquant l’imaginaire de la science-fiction, Laurent Durieux parvient à y incarner le cinéma. Cette mise en scène d’une invasion extra-terrestre avec soucoupes volantes estampillées 1950’s est tout droit issue de l’âge d’or des séries B. Même la rue d’Austin rappelle un univers urbain familier au cinéma américain de

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cette époque, intemporel, dénué des scories d’une modernité aseptisée. L’OVNI du premier plan, celui qui heurte l’immeuble, laisse plus précisément voir le dessous du vaisseau : c’est un monumental haut-parleur d’enceinte. Cet inconnu qui vient d’ailleurs, c’est donc la musique, qu’on imagine aussi puissante que dévastatrice. Ce n’est pas un hasard si l’une d’elle brise un mur, référence au Wall of Sound spectorien. Dans la profondeur de l’image, une série de guirlandes lumineuses sont tendues de part et d’autre de la rue, enroulées à des arbres. Voilà pour l’atmosphère festive du festival, dans la plus pure tradition anglo-saxonne, à la fois élégante et chaleureuse. Et puis, il y a ce personnage, au milieu de la rue. On comprend qu’il roulait dans un véhicule monoplace très rétrofuturiste, quand les débris du mur se sont répandus sur le sol devant lui. Il est alors sorti de son engin et s’est écarté pour mieux voir la cause de l’accident évité de justesse. En y regardant mieux, on s’aperçoit que le personnage porte des lunettes de réalité virtuelle. Le tableau est donc complet : tout s’imbrique pour définir l’identité de SXSW. Mais surtout, ce personnage détient la clé d’un twist qui nous amène dans une autre dimension. S’il porte des lunettes de réalité virtuelle, comment peut-il voir ce qui l’entoure ? Et comment pouvait-il conduire en les ayant devant les yeux ? Une seule réponse s’impose avec évidence : nous voyons ce que le personnage voit à travers le prisme de son casque, si bien que rien dans l’affiche, mis à part le protagoniste lui-même, n’existe vraiment. Ce que nous voyons, c’est la

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aurent Durieux is a famous Belgian illustror who is well known by pop culture fans and collectors for his cult movie poster

reinterpretations. Every one of his American exhibitions was sold out

on opening night and attended by thousands of enthusiastic fans. This book will be his first monograph and will cover his entire career, with particular focus on his most iconic alternative movie posters

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N PENSANT AU FILM DE STEVEN SPIELBERG, LES IMAGES SE BOUSCULENT, Y COMPRIS LES DÉJÀ EXCELLENTES AFFICHES RÉALISÉES POUR L’EXPLOITATION DU FILM, À L’ÉPOQUE. LA TENTATION CONSISTAIT À ILLUSTRER, COMME ELLES, LE CARACTÈRE ANGOISSANT DU RÉCIT, LA MENACE CARNASSIÈRE QUI PÈSE SUR D’INNOCENTS BAIGNEURS.

Jason Edmiston Visceral ISBN 978-2-37495-002-0 ISBN 978-2-37495-002-0 US $50.00 CAN $60.00 UK 5 5£35.00 000

L’affiche de Laurent Durieux est tout l’inverse : paisible, solaire, estivale

number of high-profile awards and marquee commissions, including

– une carte postale de villégiature. La palette utilisée, l’orange, le jaune et le bleu, ravive dans l’œil le souvenir des publicités de Bernard Villemot, en particulier celles réalisées

pour Orangina dans les années 1950. On y retrouve d’ailleurs le motif du parasole, havre de fraîcheur, îlot d’intimité dans un environnement torride et fréquenté.

a 2013 screenprint of Jaws, which caught the eye of the film’s director, En regardant l’image, on se surprend aussi à l’entendre : elle

fourmille de conversations, de cris et de rires d’enfants ; le mouvement des vagues ne cesse de bercer l’oreille à mesure qu’elle

caresse le sable au premier plan; le transistor laisse s’échapper

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une chanson de power pop entraînante, calibrée pour les ondes;

Steven Spielberg. Durieux was named one of the world’s 200 Best les mouettes poussent leurs cris au-dessus du phare, tandis qu’un chien aboie en sortant de l’eau… Toute cette activité

sonore n’évoque en rien la célèbre bande-son de John Williams et son crescendo infernal. Tout est plutôt luxe, calme et volupté pour une classe populaire qui profite avec délice de ses congés payés. Un unique détail suffit à tout faire basculer : l’un des triangles du parasole au premier plan

Illustrators by the influential international advertising magazine n’est ni jaune, ni orange, mais noir.

Il n’est pas seulement noir, il a la forme d’un aileron de requin. Éclipse du bonheur.

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La manière de Laurent Durieux est iconique. Il lui suffit de réinvestir un signe, un seul, et toute la mémoire du film remonte à la surface. Nul besoin pour lui de montrer le requin, ni même de

Lürzer’s Archive in 2011. Durieux’s posters can be found in several

montrer l’océan : la forme d’un aileron, naturellement présente dans la structure du parasol, suffit à retourner l’image sur elle-même. Ainsi, à sa surface affleure l’art de la suggestion, comme un requin invisible sous l’eau mais à la présence sourde et pesante. Et puis, le dessinateur rejoint Spielberg sur un point précis : une certaine peinture acide de la société des loisirs, enivrée d’ellemême, faisant passer ses propres caprices, gouvernés par la loi de l’argent et de la popularité,

prestigious cinema related institutions such as the Oscar Museum in

avant toute considération humaniste. Le véritable danger de Jaws, ce n’est pas le requin tueur, mais la corruption, la manipulation médiatique, la politique, le consumérisme – les dérives d’une classe dirigeante que le langage populaire associe à son tour à des requins.

Que Laurent Durieux évoque l’œuvre publicitaire de Bernard Villemot n’a donc rien d’un hasard, Published by Mondo

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menace d’happer le consommateur. Bienvenu dans les eaux profondes du capitalisme moderne. Double ironie de l’affaire: Spielberg signe là son premier blockbuster et Laurent Durieux son

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pas plus qu’elle se limite à un hommage: sous le chromo utopique et vendeur, le danger rôde et

Hollywood and the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, France, as well Jaws enamel pin

as in many worldwide private collections.

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premier gros succès dans le domaine des affiches alternatives. Rien ne se vend mieux que la dénonciation du capitalisme.

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I Love to Hate Fashion

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R E A L Q U OT E S A N D W H I S P E R S B E H I N D T H E R U N WAY ● ● BY LO Ï C P R I G E N T

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Called “the funniest book on fashion ever written” by Vogue, here is the hilarious chronicle of life behind the runway

bestseller in France, with translation rights sold in 10 languages ●● Author is well-connected to famous designers, models, and

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artists who have a large social or years, French journalist and documentarian Loïc Prigent has been tweeting the funny interactions, cruel criticisms, and absurd exclamations overheard during Fashion Week. Now

media reach ●● Loïc Prigent @LoicPrigent has

available for the first time in English, Prigent’s snarky statements on fashion mixed with absurdist

over 457,000 followers on

poetry have been celebrated by thousands of fans.

Twitter and 157,000 followers on

Discover the backstage world of the models, designers, and rich clients hilariously overheard and written about as 100 funny quotes accompanied with illustrations by 10 of the world’s top fashion illustrators—including Eric Giriat, Gi Miyao, Cassandre Montoriol, Margot Mace, Carmen García Huerta, Sandra Suy, and Mia Marie Overgaard—who have drawn for iconic fashion houses and brands including Chanel, LVMH, Guerlain, Le Bon Marché, and Missoni. A true sneak peek into the world of fashion we love to hate!

Instagram ●● Includes fashion illustrations done by illustrators for top brands, including Chanel and Missoni: Eric Giriat, Gi Miyao, Cassandre Montoriol, Margot Mace, Carmen García Huerta,

Loïc Prigent is a French director and writer known for The Parisienne (2014) and The Legacy of Alexander McQueen (2015).

Sandra Suy, and Mia Marie Overgaard

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Best Friends Forever T H E G R E AT E S T C O L L E C T I O N O F TA X I D E R M Y D O G S O N E A R T H

S E LLING POINTS ●● Taxidermy—including “bad” taxidermy—is a popular and intriguing theme:

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Discover the strange and disturbingly beautiful world of taxidermy through a unique collection of stuffed dogs

@craptaxidermy has over 78,000 Instagram followers ●● Filled with stunning photos by animal lover Peter Samuels, whose work has been featured in advertisements for dog and cat products, this book will make you laugh . . . and wince ●● Photographer Peter Samuels has 15,600 Instagram followers @petersamuels

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arble eyes and satin bows, furry paws on velvet pillows—explore the whimsical world of Victorian

pet taxidermy through the extraordinary collection of Josh

Powe in Best Friends Forever. Once much loved, these furry friends were immortalized, outliving their owners, and are now symbols of love, grief, and our complex relationship with the animal kingdom. Discover hundreds of dogs—and a few cats—from the past, now preserved as cherished reminders of lost furry friends in this large and colorful compilation of exquisite photographs by Peter Samuels that bring life back to these familiar friends! Josh Powe, a graduate of Harvard University, has had a lifelong fascination with evolutionary biology and natural history that has led to an extensive private collection of antique taxidermy. Powe was invited to curate the taxidermy exhibit at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum before it cloesd in 2016. Peter Samuels is a San Francisco–based photographer whose work features stoic and surreal animal portraits that can be found online and in retail stores including Restoration Hardware.

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The Art of Marion Peck

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PORTFOLIO OF 30 COLLECTIBLE PRINTS ● ● BY M A R I O N P E C K

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The best of Marion Peck in a deluxe portfolio of 30 prints

●● Marion Peck and her husband, Mark Ryden, form the dynamic power couple of the Pop Surrealism scene. Collectively, the artists have nearly half a million followers on social media, and their collector roster includes Cliff and Mandy Einstein, singers Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake, and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Seth Rogen ●● This set will be released just in time for Peck’s first US solo exhibition in six years, which will attract major media interest ●● Peck has 36,000 Instagram followers

S PECIFICATIONS 30 illustrated postcards 30 pages WIDTH: 6½" • 165mm HEIGHT: 9⅜" • 238mm Boxed postcards PUB MONTH: MARCH ART • GIFT & STATIONERY ISBN 978-2-37495-111-9 ISBN 978-2-37495-111-9 US $19.99 CAN $24.99 UK 5 1£13.99 999 9 782374 951119

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or over 20 years, Marion Peck has stood out in the contemporary art scene as the godmother

of Pop Surrealism. A unique artist who has distanced herself from passing trends and seasonal impulses, Peck

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joyfully plays and blends all of the rules of classical pictorial technique with modernity to introduce us to a world both familiar and enchanting. The Art of Marion Peck is an exclusive boxed set of 30 postcards selected from her most iconic paintings throughout her career, as well as images from her upcoming shows. Born in the Philippines in 1963, Marion Peck has had numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and in Europe (Paris, London, and Rome). She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Mark Ryden.

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Mark Ryden’s Super Spirit Animals ● ● BY M A R K RY D E N

●● Mark Ryden’s Super Spirit Animals will be released in

Mark Ryden returns with 20 new portraits of incredible creatures

conjunction with the inauguration of the artist’s new exhibition at the Perrotin Gallery ●● Ryden is a star in the contemporary art scene, with a dedicated following: Instagram: @markryden 497,000 followers; Facebook: @mr.ryden 374,000 followers ●● Gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin has a tremendous following: Instagram @galerieperrotin: 325,000 followers; Instagram @emmanuelperrotin: 120,000 followers ●● Mark Ryden rarely exhibits his work, which means that his events are special and highly reviewed and regarded. This new exhibition will be his first since 2015

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rom his Snow Yak to his very personal interpretation of the Californian bear, for more than 20 years Mark Ryden has populated an incredible Pop Surrealist bestiary of half-animal/half-plush

creatures. Freely inspired by the Rushton toys that enjoyed their heyday in America in the '60s and

'70s, these creatures have achieved cult status among fans of the artist, and are one of his marks of distinction in the world of contemporary art. This incredible 20-portrait showcase presents Ryden’s multiple references to the great masters and traditional portrait artists. Each piece reveals new interpretations of his iconic and favorite creatures, but also exclusive characters created especially for this gallery. This book explores the origins and meaning behind his creatures, revealing the importance that this bestiary occupies in his universe. Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. His work first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, Pop Surrealism. Gallerie Perrotin is a comtemporary art gallery that represents notable artists such as Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Sophie Calle, and Aya Takano, among others.

S PECIFICATIONS 100 color illustrations 150 pages WIDTH: 8" • 203mm HEIGHT:10" • 254mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH ART • POP CULTURE ISBN 978-2-37495-141-6 ISBN 978-2-37495-141-6 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK 5 3£25.00 500 9 782374 951416

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Tom of Finland

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T H E O F F I C I A L L I F E A N D W O R K O F A G AY H E R O ● ● BY F. VA L E N T I N E H O OV E N I I I S E LLING POINTS

The official illustrated biogaphy revealing the life and work of Tim of Finland, the iconic artist who shaped the modern image of homosexuality

●● Published in collaboration with the Tom of Finland estate, this biography was approved by and written with the full cooperation of Tom himself, making it the only official book on this influential artist ●● From a critically acclaimed biopic to the shelves of trendy shops, Tom of Finland is now recognized all over the world ●● The book is an up-to-date reissue of a bestseller ●● The Tom of Finland Foundation has 58,000 Instagram followers ●● A Tom of Finland biopic was released in 2017 by Kino Lorber and grossed over $300,000 in box office sales

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HEIGHT: 11¼" • 286mm Hardcover ouko Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland (1920–1991), was an iconic and provocative artist

PUB MONTH: MAY TOM OF FINLAND -

Gay Hero

LIFE & WORKS

ART • LGBTQ+ INTEREST

who rose to cult status in the international gay community

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and beyond for his work celebrating gay archetypes and masculinity during a time when being gay was taboo. Created in partnership with the Tom of Finland estate,

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Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero

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is a beautifully detailed visual biography full of rarely or 6

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never-before-seen documents from his archive. The text TOM OF FINLAND -

was completed just a few months before the death of the

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LIFE & WORKS

artist and was fully approved by him—making this book the only 100 percent approved biography of this gay legend responsible for creating the muscled, mustachioed gay archetype of the 1960s and ’70s. With an extensive biography, and suggestive photos and illustrations, this book brings to life the icon whose erotic illustrations of men influenced many artists, including

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Tom’s biography, tracing the evolution and impact of his art on the world.

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GUIDED JOURNAL

Book Marks

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A R E A D I N G T R AC K E R S E LLING POINTS ● ● BY B O O K R I OT

●● Book Riot has an unparalleled reach into the online reading

A customizable reading journal to track all things literary in your life

community, with 4 million monthly page views, 400,000 monthly podcast downloads, and a combined social following of

See Lit Stitch, page 26

1.3 million ●● Bullet journalers are dedicated and enthusiastic, with communities springing up around optimizing and creatively decorating planners ●● In the Book Riot and larger reading community, analog book recording remains ever popular; merging this log with favorite concepts from bullet journaling is a fresh take on a reading journal, making a space to creatively engage with books

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Index

Paperback with flaps, removable bookmark

PAGES

Introduction: Why Do You Read? Make This Journal Work for You Literary Holidays Reading GoalsAuthor Stats & Book Facts

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Reading LogReviews Book Club Favorites Shelf Book Bingo

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Found Text-Book Favorite QuotesWord Bank Characters of Note

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ACTIVITY BOOK • LITERATURE

eet your new reading buddy: an all-in-one spot to record not just what you’re reading or what’s on

your nightstand, but everything and anything book-related.

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Book Marks uniquely blends reading trackers with elements of bullet journaling to make an engaging and highly personalized literary log. The pages offer a mix of fill-in prompts

Book Reviews FYI—these are short recommendations posted under a book in stores, written by staff. Feel free to get fancy with the lettering!

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quotes; informative lists like literary holidays and suggested reading to expand your genre horizons; and plenty of open TITLE:

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pages and a clean design, plus doodled illustrations and 22

bookish quotes throughout, this journal offers just enough

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guidance to make it functional, while allowing you to make it your own. Book Riot is an independent community for book lovers with a significant following in North America, the UK, and Australia. Book Riot provides news, reviews, commentary, and advice for readers through many channels, including its website, podcasts, newsletters, social media, and more.

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A RETELLING OF A CLASSIC STORY

A BOOK PUBLISHED BY AN INDIE PUBLISHER OR MICROPRESS

A BOOK THAT HAS BEEN BANNED OR FREQUENTLY CHALLENGED IN YOUR COUNTRY

A BOOK WITH A COVER YOU HATE

A BOOK WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHEN THEY WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 25

AN AUDIE AWARD–WINNING AUDIOBOOK

A NOVEL BY A TRANS OR NONBINARY AUTHOR

A NEW PLAY PUBLISHED IN THE LAST YEAR

A BOOK IN WHICH AN ANIMAL OR INANIMATE OBJECT IS A POINT-OF-VIEW CHARACTER

AN ASSIGNED BOOK YOU HATED OR NEVER FINISHED BEFORE NOW

Book of Your Choice

A BOOK PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY

A BOOK WRITTEN BY AN IMMIGRANT

A BOOK ABOUT BOOKS

A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY A FRIEND

A BOOK MORE THAN 500 PAGES LONG

A BOOK TRANSLATED BY A WOMAN

A CHILDREN’S BOOK OR YA NOVEL PUBLISHED IN THE LAST YEAR

A BOOK THAT WON A BOOK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY

A BOOK WRITTEN BY SOMEONE WHEN THEY WERE OVER THE AGE OF 65

A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK

THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, OR PULITZER PRIZE IN THE LAST YEAR

A BOOK PUBLISHED BEFORE 1900

A BOOK ABOUT NATURE

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A CLASSIC BY AN AUTHOR OF COLOR

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling photographer: Gray Malin’s Beaches is a New York Times bestseller, and his photographs have fueled a global lifestyle brand

Gray Malin: Baby Album and 12 Photo Prop Cards ● ● BY G R AY M A L I N

Capture baby’s first year in 12 photos with this stylish album and foil-stamped photo prop cards

●● Deluxe package: This upscale gift set includes a baby album

See A World of Opposites, page 122, and Be Our Guest!, page 113

with a padded cover and photo cards featuring Malin’s colorful photography and luxe gold foil details ●● A terrific brand extension, this product publishes simultaneously with two board books on the Abrams Appleseed Spring 2020 list

S PECIFICATIONS 30 pages 12 cards WIDTH: 10½" • 267mm HEIGHT: 8½" • 216mm Padded cover album and 12 cards in a gift box with a clear lid PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY • ACTIVITY BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4377-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-4377-1 US $27.50 CAN $34.50 UK 5 2£23.99 750 9 781419 743771

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rom Gray Malin, the New York Times bestselling photographer of Beaches, creator of the eponymous

lifestyle brand, and father of twins, this deluxe boxed set

features his most playful and imaginative imagery. Llamas

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festooned in balloons, beach balls bouncing across the sky,

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and aerial views of colorful beach umbrellas adorn the album

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and the photo prop cards, which are tempting to repurpose as nursery decorations. Each month, pose baby with a card, snap a picture, and then collect the photos in the book. It also provides prompts for jotting down a few memories each month.

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Gray Malin is a photographer best known for his aerial beach photography, which he has transformed into a lighthearted,

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conversation-igniting, joyful brand. His work’s sense of adventure and escapism has turned him into a household name. He lives in Los Angeles.

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The Illustrated Feminist 5 0 P O S TC A R D S

S E LLING POINTS ●● 2020 marks the 100th

● ● BY AU R A L E W I S

anniversary of the 19th

50 unique postcards celebrating a century of feminism in America

Amendment, a major event that will be highly publicized and excite women to learn about feminist history ●● 50 Lists for Feminists and The Illustrated Feminist Postcard Book are publishing together with the Abrams Image Spring 2020 book The Illustrated Feminist ●● Postcard sets are strong sellers, in part due to the trend of using postcards for political engagement ●● These cards are pad-bound in a cute, giftable hardcover book

S PECIFICATIONS 50 removable postcards 100 pages WIDTH: 5¾" • 146mm HEIGHT: 4" • 102mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY • WOMEN’S STUDIES • INSPIRATIONAL ISBN 978-1-4197-4142-5 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4142-5 US $15.99 CAN $19.99 UK 5 1£13.99 599 9 781419 741425

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hare and send your story with The Illustrated Feminist Postcard Book, a book of 50 postcards that present a

chronological visual history of the feminist movement. Featuring

artwork by Aura Lewis, each card depicts a milestone feminist achievement on the front and includes a caption on the back. Discover feminist heroes and revisit extraordinary events, from the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the first women’s baseball league, from the riot grrrls of the ’90s to the 2017 women’s march. Whether you’re mailing your friends or writing your representatives, The Illustrated Feminist Postcard Book are here to deliver feminism for you.

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Aura Lewis is an author-illustrator based in New York City. She has an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Lewis’s debut picture book, Gloria’s Voice, was published in 2018 and tells the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

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Make Art Where You Are A T R AV E L S K E TC H B O O K & G U I D E

S E LLING POINTS ●● A portable guide to making art

● ● BY C O U R T N E Y C E R R U T I

on the go, with techniques that

A guide to making art while traveling, with a companion sketchbook

speak to the current trend for keeping a visual diary ●● Spring is the peak season for travel, and the Make Art Where You Are fits perfectly into travelrelated merchandising themes ●● Author will leverage her role as executive content director at Creativebug to reach the target market

S PECIFICATIONS 65 color illustrations 128 pages (64-page guidebook, 64-page sketchbook) WIDTH: 5⅛" • 130mm HEIGHT: 8¼" • 210mm Hardcover case with a paperback guidebook and flexibound sketchbook PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GIFT & STATIONERY • ACTIVITY BOOK • TRAVEL •

GREAT LAYOUTS Before you put pencil to paper, take a minute to think about page layout. Here are some interesting and subtle ways to approach a blank page when you feel like you’re in a compositional rut.

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se your long weekends, vacations, and travels for

Go minimal and maximal. Make one tiny, delicate drawing right in the

Collect and record. Tape a found leaf or ticket stub in your sketchbook. Paint or

Play with scale. Draw something that’s large in real life (like the night sky) and give it as much room on the page as something small (like a tiny flower seen on a hiking trail).

page edges.

center of a page. Then fill the facing page with small sketches and notes, in the style of a field study.

draw a variation on the opposite page.

creative self-expression with this inspiring guide

and companion sketchbook for making art wherever you are. In the portable guidebook, Courtney Cerruti draws on

Fill the whole spread. Let your drawing extend over the gutter and bleed off the

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her experience as a content developer for Creativebug.com, providing her tool kit for capturing the essence of a place

BLIND CONTOUR DRAWING 5 Minutes

and your personal impression of everything that you see. She

Blind contour drawing feels ridiculous at first, but it is honestly my favorite way to sketch. The practice of blind contour drawing levels the playing field. Whether you are a seasoned artist or haven’t attempted to make art since you were a child, this approach forces you to suspend your expectations of how your drawing will turn out.

also specifies the time it takes to complete each technique, a

To make a blind contour drawing, select a pen or pencil. Look at your subject and trace the edges or contours of your subject with your eyes. Try to make your hand follow the path your eyes are traveling. Here’s the catch: You can’t look at your paper or lift your pen at any time. Your line should be like a single piece of string. Experiment with different markers, pens, or pencils to see how the line quality changes with each.

unique feature that helps you fit art-making into your itinerary. I love making blind contour drawings as I’m walking through a museum, or while I’m people watching at a café. Sometimes your subject will shift or change position; they might even get up and walk away. It’s OK. That’s the fleeting nature of this kind of study.

The guidebook is packaged with an accompanying landscapebound sketchbook with heavy stock that is suitable for various media. Whether you are an experienced artist looking for a new perspective or an aspiring creative who needs some

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Musée d’Orsay, Paris

guidance, Make Art Where You Are empowers you to enjoy the mindful practice of observing and recording your experiences.

COLOR-BLOCKED CITYSCAPES 6o minutes

Courtney Cerruti is an artist, educator, video producer, curator, and executive content editor at Creativebug.com.

The concept behind the Simple Strokes Landscape exercise works for cityscapes as well, although you may need to take more time to add a layer of architectural detail. Making art may seem daunting when you’re in the middle of an urban setting, especially when you are enthralled by all of the activity surrounding you. You may find it easier to capture the scene later, working from a photo. Before you start, take a minute to decide what you want to include and what you will ignore. In this case, I wanted to focus on London’s iconic red double-decker bus against the gothic revival backdrop of St. Pancras Station. The fact that there are actually two buses, cars, bikes, and people in the picture is immaterial!

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Begin by squinting and identifying large blocks of color. Lay in the colors with watercolor or a brush marker, leaving a sliver of white space between color blocks. Allow each layer to dry before moving on to the next. Happy accidents may still occur, like the bit of red bleeding into the gray, as you see here.

Next, identify the main horizontal or vertical lines running through these blocks of color. Some lines may be thin, like the edge of a bank of windows or the curb of a street, while others may be thick, like a roof across the top of a building or a large archway. I painted these in a mid-tone gray.

Courtney’s projects have been featured in Flow magazine, Oh Happy Day, Design Sponge, The Jealous Curator, and BuzzFeed, among others. In 2016, she opened Long Weekend, an art supply shop and gallery in Oakland, California.

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Identify the next set of color blocks; the smaller ones that represent windows, doors, or other architectural details. I painted these in a darker gray (a mix of Sepia and Ultramarine Blue). Try not to get bogged down in accuracy—it is amazing what a gesture will capture!

Finally, allow yourself to indulge in the details that excite you and make this place special. I took some artistic license and added little red flags to this castle-like structure. I also put in another layer of shadows to define the windows. Jot down the location of your sketch to help you recall your experience. Th e r e ’ s a lWaYs Ti M e • 51


GUIDED SKETCHBOOK

The Beauty Sketchbook

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C R E AT E YO U R O W N M O D E R N M A K E U P LO O K S S E LLING POINTS ● ● BY R O B I N B L AC K   ●   I L LU S T R AT E D BY R E G I N A YA Z D I

●● A practical creative tool and great gift for anyone who loves experimenting with makeup as a

Create your own beauty looks with an influential makeup artist and illustrator

form of self-expression ●● Represents an inclusive perspective on beauty, with makeup templates for a diverse array of faces ●● Author’s creative studio, Beauty Is Boring, has strong social media engagement and is highly

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connected in the booming f you love makeup and are inspired by the level of artistry in the beauty industry today, then The

beauty industry

Beauty Sketchbook is the perfect creative outlet for you. Written by makeup artist Robin Black

and illustrated by Regina Yazdi, this sketchbook enables you to come up with your own looks, even

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if you don’t have the training or patience to draw faces. It includes illustrated examples of makeup

20 color photos, 130 color

styles for eyes, brows, lashes, lips, and face and a guide to drawing makeup with watercolor or

illustrations

colored pencil. For inspiration, the book showcases 20 of Black’s favorite full-face looks, illustrated

160 pages

by Yazdi with side-by-side blank face charts for your own practice. The last section of the book

WIDTH: 913/16" • 248mm

contains face charts representing diverse ethnicities, where you can try out different looks and

HEIGHT: 811/16" • 222mm

record notes for future reference.

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Robin Black is a makeup artist, photographer, and founder of the creative studio and social media platform Beauty Is Boring. She has collaborated with Dior, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, and Smashbox. Her photography has appeared in Allure, ELLE, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and more. Regina Yazdi is a fashion illustrator whose clients include Harry Winston, Chanel, NARS, Paris Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week. Her work has been featured in Maxim, Harper’s Bazaar, and Allure.

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A MIX-AND-MATCH PLAY BOOK RIGHTS: WORLD

BOARD BOOKS

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Play with Your Plate! ● ● BY J U D I T H R O S S E L L

Learn all about mealtime by mixing and matching foods in this interactive board book

●● Unique format: This book is comprised of four mini board books, each making up a quarter of the plate—allowing for more than 4,000 mix-and-match combinations! ●● Gentle message: Teaches nutrition and a balanced diet in a simple and age-appropriate way ●● Added value: Readers will use their knowledge of colors and shapes to play games with this book: making plates of only red or green foods, for example

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 18 pages WIDTH: 8" • 203mm HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm Casebound board book with novelty PUB MONTH: APRIL AGES UP TO 5 • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-3907-1 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3907-1 US $12.99 CAN $16.99 UK 5 1£8.99 299 9 CARTON 7 8 1 4 1 9QTY: 7 3 916 071

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rom sushi to watermelon to tacos, there are so many foods for young ones to learn about! This clever novelty book is comprised of four mini board books, each making

up a quarter of the plate. Mix and match the four sets of pages to make healthy food

choices and create more than 4,000 mealtime combinations! By playing the various games suggested in the book, readers will also be able to hone their concepts of colors and shapes by creating plates with, for example, only red foods or triangles. So much fun to play with your plate!

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Judith Rossell is an award-winning author-illustrator who has written more than a dozen books and illustrated more than 80. Her books have been translated into nearly 20 languages. Rossell lives in Melbourne, Australia, with a cat the size of a walrus. Learn more at judithrossell.com.

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Mail Duck

RIGHTS: WORLD

A BOOK OF SHAPES AND SURPRISES ● ● BY E R I C A S I R OT I C H

Come along on Mail Duck’s delivery route for a day full of lift-the-flap surprises!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Interactive features: There are two flaps on every spread and a final double gatefold revealing the grand finale ●● Perfect for rereading: Erica Sirotich’s art is packed with quirky, charming details that will be fun to uncover with every read ●● Gentle educational hook: Mail Duck reinforces the concept of shapes; each animal friend in the neighborhood has a favorite

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 20 pages WIDTH: 6" • 152mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Board book with flaps PUB MONTH: APRIL AGES UP TO 3 • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-3989-7 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3989-7 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 UK5£6.99 0999 9 781419 739897

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ail Duck is delivering differently shaped packages to all his friends on his mail route. (Trudy likes triangles, and Harry likes hearts!) Lift the flaps to peek inside and guess what each

friend received. Then head back to the post office for a big surprise: a thank-you celebration for Mail Duck planned by all his pals using the various packages they received throughout the story! Sixteen flaps and a final double-gatefold spread give readers plenty of sweet and silly details to unpack in this charming board book. Erica Sirotich is an author-illustrator who regularly contributes illustrations and activities to kids’ magazines like Highlights, Ranger Rick Jr., and Boys’ Life, as well as Usborne activity books. She’s always loved receiving mail, and has been collecting postage stamps since she was a little girl. This gave her the inspiration to create Mail Duck! She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her dogs, cats, and husband, Mike. Learn more at ericasirotich.com.

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RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

Bake a Rainbow Cake! ● ● BY A M I R A H K A S S E M

With wheels to spin, flaps to open, and tabs to pull, this board book is perfect for little bakers!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Popular creator: Flour Shop has more than 250,000 followers on Instagram; their rainbow explosion cake has been featured on shows including Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Grace and Frankie ●● Added elements: The wheels, flaps, and tabs create lots of culinary fun as readers make their own cake ●● Perfect for birthdays: This cakein-a-book makes for a fabulous gift without specific birthday mentions

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 10 pages WIDTH: 8" • 203mm HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm Casebound board book with a wheel to spin and tabs to pull PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY AGES UP TO 3 • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-3746-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3746-6 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK 5 1£11.99 699

Bake it!

Color it!

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Sprinkle it! NOW MAKE A WISH!

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Pour it! Mix it! Bake it! Frost it! Make a wish! n this interactive board book, create Flour Shop’s incredible rainbow explosion cake that, when cut, spills out a stream of sparkly sprinkles. Turn a wheel to mix the batter, lift a flap to open the oven,

and pull a tab to frost the cake and then release the glittery contents! New York–based baker and Flour-ist Amirah Kassem is an artist at heart, and cake is her medium. She grew up baking and sculpting with her mother in Mexico, where she discovered an appreciation for fine ingredients—and mastered the art of multisensory experiences. Kassem is the author of The Magical Land of Birthdays and The Power of Sprinkles.

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Baby Up, Baby Down

RIGHTS: WORLD

A FIRST BOOK OF OPPOSITES ● ● BY A B R A M S A P P L E S E E D

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Learn about the opposites in Baby’s world in this interactive photographic board book!

●● Successful series: Making Faces has sold over 40,000 copies since May 2017; the follow-up, Baby Loves, releases in October ●● Irresistible photos: As one of the leading photographers in the industry, Molly Magnuson’s work elevates this fun project ●● Developmental: Addresses the concept of opposites in a playful way, along with vocabulary building, matching, and pointing ●● Inclusive: Features babies from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds

S PECIFICATIONS Color photography throughout 14 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 7" • 178mm Board book PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES UP TO 3 • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4091-6 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4091-6 US $7.99 CAN $9.99 UK £5.99 50799 9 781419 740916

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Baby is

CLEAN.

Baby is

AWAKE.

Baby is

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Baby is near. Baby is far. his bright, playful board book introduces sets of opposites for babies to identify, from up and down to quiet and noisy! Each pair of concepts is demonstrated with fun photographs of young

ones, making for an adorable read. And Baby Up, Baby Down is perfect for bedtime, with an ending that will settle Baby off to sleep.

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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

A playful adventure full of action, humor, and sneak attacks—now in board book!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Hit subject: Ninjas are hot in television, movies, video games, and comics; this book is perfect for the aspirational younger end of this market ●● Gentle message: This energetic story shows that it’s fun to act on your own but even better to be part of a team ●● Charismatic main character: This strong-willed little ninja brings action and humor to every page ●● Engaging story: Carpenter’s dynamic, animated, colorful art style beautifully complements Tuell’s quick-paced rhymes

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout

S PECIFICATIONS 24 pages WIDTH: 8" • 203mm HEIGHT: 6" • 152mm Board book PUB MONTH: MARCH Ninja

AGES UP TO 5 •

Ninja small,

Ninja large.

BOARD BOOK

duck,

Ninja charge.

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Ninja small, Ninja large Ninja duck, Ninja charge. Ninja run, Ninja chop Ninja, Ninja, never stop!

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Ninja, Ninja, find a clue.

ISBN 978-1-61312-632-5 Ninja climb, Ninja scale. Ninja, Ninja, on the trail.

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Ninja dive, Ninja . . .

ollow this little ninja as he sneaks up on the family dog, swipes a cookie from his younger brother, and knocks over a carefully stacked block tower . . . only to be eventually out-ninja’d

by his brother’s sneak attack! With fast-paced rhymes that parallel the little ninja’s quick moves, this

humorous ode to sneaking, spying, and scheming—as well as unexpected teamwork—is sure to be

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read over and over again. Todd Tuell is an author, teacher, and spokesperson for children’s literacy. He is a former elementary educator, a frequent author visitor to classrooms and libraries, as well as regional advisor emeritus for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. He and his family live in

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Denver, where Todd teaches children’s literature at the University of Denver. Follow Todd online at toddtuell.com and @toddtuell. 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. Learn more at carpentercollective.com.

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Be Our Guest!

RIGHTS: WORLD

● ● BY G R AY M A L I N

Join Gray Malin’s menagerie of wild animals for a stay at the Parker Hotel—now available as a board book!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling photographer: Gray Malin’s Beaches is a New York Times bestseller, and his photographs have fueled a global lifestyle brand ●● Promotional machine: Malin has an impressive marketing platform, boasting over 319,000 Instagram followers ●● Beloved material: This series of photographs features some of Malin’s bestselling prints, which are popular with parents decorating stylish baby rooms

S PECIFICATIONS Color photography throughout 24 pages WIDTH: 8" • 203mm HEIGHT: 6" • 152mm Board book PUB MONTH: MAY AGES UP TO 5 •

See A World of Opposites, page 122

BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4308-5 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4308-5 US $8.99 CAN $11.99 UK5£6.99 0899 9 781419 743085

I’ve made sure your bed is . . .

EXTR A comfortable.

The pillows are FLUFF Y . . .

and the blankets are COZ Y.

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follow the balloons . . .

Eliza’s C HARGING ahead!

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his story of a whimsical weekend away is filled with everything you’d expect from a sunny

California vacation. There are tennis courts and a lemonade stand and a pool. But the other

guests and staff you’ll meet here are more than a little unexpected. . . .

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From superstar photographer Gray Malin, author of Abrams’ bestselling Beaches, comes Be Our Guest!, Malin’s first board book compiled from his series Gray Malin at the Parker. These photos have been a hit with parents decorating their children’s rooms, and now they tell a story of adventure and imagination, with an extra helping of whimsy. Gray Malin is a photographer best known for his aerial beach photography, which he has transformed into a lighthearted, conversation-igniting, joyful brand. His work’s sense of adventure and escapism has turned him into a household name. He lives in Los Angeles.

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God Is Great, God Is Good ● ● BY S A N N A A N D E R S O N B A K E R   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY TO M I E d e PAO L A

S E LLING POINTS ●● Renowned illustrator: Tomie dePaola’s iconic artwork makes this a memorable keepsake

A timeless story inspired by the Book of Job and illustrated by the legendary Tomie dePaola— now reissued as a board book

●● Gentle holiday tie-in: While not Easter-specific, this story is perfect for springtime with its bright and colorful artwork ●● Lyrical text: Sanna Anderson Baker adapts a passage from the Old Testament in a gentle, child-friendly way

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And w ho s hap e s the c l oud s that hang s o high?

W h o k n ow s th e n a me s of th e b i rd s o f th e wo r l d ?

W ho t ell s Morning, “S weep the s tar s from the sk y”?

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riginally published in 1987 and now available as a board book for the first time, God Is Great,

God Is Good showcases Tomie dePaola’s unmistakable illustration style against this poetic

text based on passages from the Bible’s Book of Job. Tomie dePaola is a children’s book icon, having published more than 260 titles over the past 50 years. His work has sold nearly 25 million copies and been published in more than 15 countries. DePaola is also a longstanding award-winner; he has received the Caldecott Honor, the Newbery

Honor, the James Smithson Medal, the Catholic Library Association’s Regina Medal, and was the US nominee in illustration for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1990. He lives and works out of his New Hampshire home. Sanna Anderson Baker taught children’s literature, creative writing, and poetry at Wheaton College. She authored four children’s books as well as numerous poems. With God Is Great, God Is Good, her lyrical text reimagines God’s words of comfort as a celebration of Earth.

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They Say Blue

RIGHTS: WORLD EX CANADA

● ● BY J I L L I A N TA M A K I

Now available as a board book, the award-winning They Say Blue is a playful, poetic exploration of color and point of view

S E LLING POINTS ●● Award winner: They Say Blue received four starred reviews and won the 2018 Boston Globe– Horn Book Picture Book Award ●● New format: With plenty to explore on each page, They Say Blue makes an engaging story for a board book audience ●● Celebrated illustrator: Tamaki received a Caldecott Honor, a Printz Honor, and an Eisner Award for This One Summer. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and even on the NYC subway!

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 38 pages WIDTH: 7" • 178mm HEIGHT: 7" • 178mm Board book PUB MONTH: APRIL AGES 3 TO 5 • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4096-1 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4096-1 US $9.99 UK £6.99 50999 9 781419 740961

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What about a blue whale? Is a blue whale blue?

I don’t know. I’ve never seen a blue whale . . .

Standing tall, I angle my green leaves to feel the sun. I think I’ll stay quiet and listen to the sounds of the summer.

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They say blue is the color of the sky. They say the sea is blue, too. But when I hold the water in my hands,

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it’s as clear as glass. n captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, we follow a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected,

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yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know; she hasn’t seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at. Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist best known for her graphic novels Skim, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated book, and This One Summer, both co-created with Mariko Tamaki. This One Summer was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Printz Honor, and an Eisner Award. They Say Blue is Tamaki’s first picture book.

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NEW SERIES!

RIGHTS: US/CAN/AUS/NZ/UK ENGLISH

S E LLING POINTS ●● Mighty brand: Marvel Comics continues to celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2020, and is one

My Mighty Marvel First Books ● ● BY M A R V E L E N T E R TA I N M E N T 

of the most recognizable brands worldwide

This new series of collectible board books is the PERFECT introduction to Marvel’s Mightiest!

●● Collector appeal: Classic art by Marvel legendary artists make these books must-haves for die‑hard fans and collectors ●● Gift appeal: With gatefolds and a bold design, these board books are perfect for comic book fans to share with their little ones

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My Mighty Marvel First Book of The Amazing Spider-Man

My Mighty Marvel First Book of Captain America

Color illustrations throughout 22 pages WIDTH: 6½" • 165mm HEIGHT: 7½" • 171mm Board book ALL AGES • BOARD BOOK My Mighty Marvel First Book of The Amazing Spider-Man PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-1-4197-4658-1 ISBN 978-1-4197-4658-1 US $10.99 CAN $13.99 UK 5 1£7.99 099 9 781419 746581

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ump into action with your favorite Marvel Super Heroes! Learn all about their superpowers, backstories, and alter egos in these bright and bold board books, with text and art from the

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classic comics. Special effects and gatefolds make for a fun-filled read, one that’s suited towards board book readers and collectors alike. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character

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franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com.

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Disney Block Book

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● ● I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E S K I M O

The magical next book of the bestselling Abrams Block Book series!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Wide gift appeal: The must-have book for Disney fans of every age, whether they’re lifelong fans or discovering the classic characters and stories for the first time ●● Massive series: The Block series has sold over 850,000 copies combined ●● Fresh art style: Renowned British illustration and design team Peskimo brings a fresh edge to a popular category

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 106 pages WIDTH: 5¼" • 133mm HEIGHT: 6¼" • 159mm Casebound board book PUB MONTH: JULY ALL AGES • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-4057-2 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4057-2 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK 5 1£11.99 699 9 781419 740572

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isney’s classic animated films come to life in the latest title in the Abrams Block Book series! Each magical spread showcases beloved characters and unforgettable moments every fan

should know, making this book perfect for the youngest Disney fans as well as seasoned collectors.

As in previous Block Book titles, this title will include die-cut pages and the stylish art of British design team Peskimo. Peskimo is a husband-and-wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol,

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Into the Ocean ● ● BY L AU R A B A K E R   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY N A D I A TAY LO R

S E LLING POINTS ●● Beautiful package: The layered

Dive under the sea with this exquisite layered board book that introduces marine animals and their habitats

format and silver foil stamping throughout make this a lovely gift ●● Developmental: Introduces marine animals and rich vocabulary, and the chunky pages are easy to turn ●● Popular subject: Readers will discover animals and their natural habitats through a simple narrative about a sea turtle playing hide-and-seek

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 10 pages WIDTH: 8¼" • 210mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Board book with die-cut pages PUB MONTH: MAY AGES 3 TO 5 • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-3355-0 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3355-0 US $9.99 CAN $12.99  5 0 9 9 9 9 781419 733550

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Octopus babies take a peek! hrough this simple narrative following Little Turtle’s game of hide-and-seek, Into the Ocean introduces different sea creatures in their habitats. With a gentle rhyming text and beautiful

illustrations, Into the Ocean’s die-cut pages and silver foil details make this the perfect tactile

package for little hands. Laura Baker grew up in Canada with a passion for stories. She now lives in a lovely coastal town

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in South Wales with her husband, her son, and a big basset hound. Nadia Taylor is a designer and printmaker based in London. Her colorful prints are filled with bold shapes and striking patterns. She has worked on large-scale, hand-painted murals, book covers, greeting cards, gift wrap, and packaging.

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A CHANGING FACES BOOK

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Spring Is Here!

ENGLISH

● ● BY C A R L E S B A L L E S T E R O S

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When spring arrives, baby animals come out to play with the turn of a page!

●● Novelty format: Using a venetian blind–like element, each image transforms with the turn of a page ●● Developmental concepts: The Changing Faces series reinforces an understanding of cause and effect, and participation in the story fosters an understanding of language patterns ●● Seasonal hook: A joy to read aloud, and ideal for spring and Easter promotions

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 16 pages WIDTH: 5⅝" • 143mm HEIGHT: 5⅝" • 143mm Casebound board book with novelty PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY AGES UP TO 3 • BOARD BOOK ISBN 978-1-4197-3883-8 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3883-8 US $7.99 CAN $9.99  50799 9 781419 738838

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pring is here, and it’s time for bunnies to run, chicks to sing, lambs to munch clover, and ducklings to swim. Readers will delight in seeing animals’ faces appear and then change

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when the page is turned, thanks to the magical venetian blind element. This sweet novelty book is

great fun to read aloud and the perfect addition to our Changing Faces series. Carles Ballesteros is a Spanish-born illustrator living and working in Santiago, Chile. He

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is a member of the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia (APIC). Ballesteros uses a mixture of traditional drawing skills and digital techniques to create his work. He is also the illustrator of Building Machines and other titles in the Changing Faces series, including I Love You, Elephant!, Is That Your Dad?, Don’t Wake the Tiger!, and Meet Happy Bear.

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PICTURE BOOKS

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Go Get ’Em, Tiger! ● ● BY H E L LO ! LU C K Y

This very first picture book from the Hello!Lucky team celebrates milestones reached and challenges overcome!

●● Crossover appeal: The inspiring rhyming text celebrates milestones big and small, reached at all ages ●● Gifty package: With spot UV and foil on the jacket, this picture book is a fabulous gift for graduation or for anyone in need of a little encouragement ●● Magical creators: Hello!Lucky brings the creatures in this book to life with their signature humor and colorful style ●● Bestselling team: Hello!Lucky’s board books, My Mom Is Magical!, My Dad Is Amazing!, Super Pooper and Whizz Kid, and Kindness Rules!, have sold over 323,000 copies combined

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he award-winning Hello!Lucky team brings their bold style and surefire laughs to a picture book about an exuberant tiger tackling life’s challenges and coming out on

top. Perfect for celebrating any big milestone, from the first day of preschool to college

graduation, and every goalpost in between.

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Hello!Lucky is all about using creativity to spread joy, fun, and kindness. Founded by sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle in 2003, Hello!Lucky is an award-winning letterpress greeting card and design studio working with dozens of partners to create products, including Abrams’s pun-derful

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children’s books: My Mom Is Magical!, My Dad Is Amazing!, Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power, Kindness Rules!, and Christmas Is Awesome! They also offer bedding, ceramics, socks, stationery, custom photo albums, and more. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.

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Two Dogs on a Trike

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● ● BY G A B I S N Y D E R  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY R O B I N R O S E N T H A L

Count up to 10 and back down again in this picture book starring 10 traveling dogs and one very tenacious cat!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Favorite subject: This puppyfilled story is perfect for young readers who have exhausted Go, Dog. Go! and love all things transportation ●● Counting hook: The action and silliness make for a lighthearted approach to this educational concept ●● Great read-aloud: Gabi Snyder’s simple and inviting text is perfect for story time ●● Irresistible illustrations: Robin Rosenthal’s art gives each animal character its own personality

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Two dogs on a trike . . . ne by one, each dog escapes its yard and joins the adventure in this hilarious counting story.

Vehicle-obsessed readers will love seeing all the modes of transportation that the pups

use—until the family cat decides to round them all up to go back home. Gabi Snyder’s charming text

and Robin Rosenthal’s delightful illustrations are a surefire combination in this winning picture book.

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Gabi Snyder loves dogs, math, and unusual modes of transportation. She holds a Master of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of Texas in Austin. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her family, including a daredevil dog and a cat who keeps everyone in line. Visit Snyder at gabisnyder.com and follow her on Twitter at @Gabi_A_Snyder. This is her first picture book. Robin Rosenthal grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, two scooters, and probably 8 million stuffed animals. She loves all kinds of dogs and is currently available for dog-sitting gigs. You can see more of her work at robinrosenthal.com.

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A World of Opposites ● ● BY G R AY M A L I N

From ALONE and TOGETHER to ABOVE and BELOW, Gray Malin’s stunning photography shows off opposites from all over the world

S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling photographer: Gray Malin’s Beaches is a New York Times bestseller, and his photographs have fueled a global lifestyle brand ●● Inspires curiosity about the world: This picture book features Malin’s incredible photography from all over the globe ●● Concept hook: Each spread features a pair of clever photographs that are clear opposites

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oin Gray Malin as he explores the concept of opposites through his eye-popping photographs taken from Antarctica to Africa. Readers will delight in journeying from the barren desert

landscape of Namibia (DRY) to the crashing teal waves of the Australian ocean (WET). His bright

and colorful photographs hold heaps of kid appeal, making this the perfect gift for satisfying young readers’ sense of imagination and innate desire to learn more about the world.

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

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The Welcome Wagon A C U B BY H I L L TA L E ● ● BY C O R I D O E R R F E L D

Welcome to Cubby Hill—where everyone is welcome!

●● Rising-star artist: Cori Doerrfeld’s previous picture book, The Rabbit Listened, was a commercial and critical success, garnering three starred reviews and hitting eight Best Of lists ●● Commercial: The brand’s cute animal characters and fun friendship stories will shine in this bright picture book ●● Key themes: The Welcome Wagon’s focus on friendship and community-based stories makes this a perfect series for the picture-book crowd

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ubby Hill is a friendly town populated by animals of all shapes and sizes.

They might have their differences, but they can learn to work together to

take on all of life’s big and little challenges. When Cooper Cub’s grandma asks him to make a special delivery to a new

family in town, he hops on his trusty scooter and sets out right away. But it’s a long trip through town, and he’s got places to stop at along the way! In this new jacketed picture book, Cori Doerrfeld introduces the world of Cubby Hill with humor, charm, and a whole lot of warmth. Cori Doerrfeld received a BA in studio art from St. Olaf College, as well as her postbaccalaureate in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. To date, she has illustrated numerous titles, including The Rabbit Listened and Little Bunny Foo Foo. Doerrfeld lives in Minneapolis and is married to comic book artist Tyler Page. Together they have two storytellers in the making—their daughter, Charli, and their son, Leo. Discover more of Doerrfeld’s work at coridoerrfeld.com.

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Bad Brows

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● ● W R I T T E N BY JA S O N C A R T E R E ATO N  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M I K E P E T R I K S E LLING POINTS

Hilarity ensues when a boy’s eyebrows go rogue in this riotous picture book from the bestselling author of How to Train a Train

●● Bestselling author: Jason Carter Eaton wrote How to Train a Train, a national bestseller ●● Hot category: Facial hair is an unexpected niche for humorous picture books ●● Emotional toolkit: A hilarious romp that ultimately demonstrates the power of facial cues in expressing emotions

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The bus ride to school was high-brow. Class was low-brow.

they were dangerous . . .

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ne morning, Bernard wakes up to find that his eyebrows have gone rogue.

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They’re sabotaging Picture Day, taunting his teacher, and growing, growing, growing

out of control! All attempts to wrangle these bad brows just seem to make them angrier and more furrow-cious.

his eyebrows just needed some grooming. 9 7 8Perhaps 1 4So1his 9parents 7 0brought 8 4 4him 2 to the barber.



“Those sure are some wild eyebrows you’ve got there, son. Don’t worry, we’ll have them tamed in no time.”

Why are Bernard’s eyebrows behaving so badly? And what do they want? From Mike Petrik and bestselling author Jason Carter Eaton comes a hilarious romp about everything your face can—and does!—express. Jason Carter Eaton is a writer and screenwriter whose credits include Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, as well as many books for children, including the national bestseller How to Train a Train. Mike Petrik is an animator by day and an illustrator of books, magazines, and wonderfully scary doodles by night. He’s contributed to such publications as Highlights for Children and High Five, and his debut author-illustrator book was Sammy’s Spooktacular Halloween. He lives with his wife and three amazing children in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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Paolo, Emperor of Rome ● ● BY M AC B A R N E T T   ● 

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In kidlit superstar Mac Barnett’s latest picture book, a daring dog takes a whirlwind tour of Rome in search of freedom

S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling author: Barnett’s books include New York Times bestsellers, Caldecott Honor books, E. B. White Read Aloud Award winners, Horn Book Award winners, and more ●● See the sights: Like Madeleine did for Paris, Paolo takes readers on a tour of Rome, including the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican ●● Puppy love: Starring a charming dachshund and his friends, this is the perfect book for dog lovers

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aolo the dachshund is trapped. Though he lives in Rome, a city filled with history and adventure, the dachshund is confined to Signora Pianostrada’s hair salon. So instead he watches the city

from afar, dreaming of a day when he’ll be free to roam the streets. One fateful day, Paolo escapes,

and his life-changing journey begins. Exploring Rome with wide eyes and a heart full of courage, Paolo takes in all that the ancient city has to offer: the ruins, the food, the art, the opera, and—of course—the cats. Showcasing the wonders of this magnificent city, Paolo, Emperor of Rome is a story about overcoming circumstances to find your freedom—regardless of where you started. Mac Barnett is the coauthor of the Terrible Two series and the author of many picture books, which have won multiple Caldecott Honors. Claire Keane studied graphic design in Paris before moving to Los Angeles, where she worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation for 10 years and contributed to Frozen, Tangled, Enchanted, and many other films. She now lives in Venice Beach, California, where she writes and illustrates children’s books.

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The Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath A FA I RY TA L E TO H E L P YO U F E E L B E T T E R ● ● BY S U S A N V E R D E   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY JAY F L E C K

A calming spin on a classic fairy tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling author: Susan Verde is the author of the I Am series, including the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Human ●● Teaches calming techniques: Story and back matter teach children tricks to calm down when they feel like huffing and puffing ●● Fractured fairy tales: Clever twists on classic tales are perennial favorites among children and their adults!

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wolf wanted to huff and puff and blooow her hut down into a big pile of straw. But instead the yogi suggested, “Let’s meditate on that!” Soon the wolf met a second yogi, and then a third. He may have lost his huff and puff—but with the

help of three new yogi friends, can the wolf find his breath? Susan Verde is the author of the I Am series illustrated by Peter Reynolds,

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including the instant #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. In addition to writing books, she is a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York. Jay Fleck is the authorillustrator of Tilly & Tank and the illustrator of a number of other children’s books. He now resides in a

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suburb south of Chicago with his wife, two children, and loyal dog, Otis.

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Cat Ladies ● ● BY S U S I S C H A E F E R

This witty picture book explores the loving bond between cats and their humans

S E LLING POINTS ●● Calling all cat ladies: Cat lovers will fall head over heels for this sassy kitty ●● Cool grandmas: Readers of all ages will love these fabulous, young-at-heart women who wear leather jackets, ride motorcycles, and play in a rock band ●● Sly humor: With a playful, tongue-in-cheek tone, this story reminds humans who’s really in charge

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rincess has four ladies. Some cats say that’s too many, but there’s no such thing! Taking care of all these ladies can be a lot of work, but Princess doesn’t mind. She knows how to keep them

happy with grooming, cuddling, and all the treats they want. Princess has everything under control

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until, one day, a mysterious stray appears. There’s a little girl in Princess’s favorite napping spot, surrounded by her ladies! Princess is overwhelmed with jealousy, and she leaves the house in a huff. But when Princess runs into trouble, the stray comes to her rescue. Maybe the stray can fit in with Princess and her ladies after all. Of course, she’ll need proper training first! Susi Schaefer trained as a glass painter in the medieval town of Rattenberg, Austria,

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before moving to Southern California to study graphic design. She’s the illustrator of Zoo Zen by Kristen Fischer. Cat Ladies is her author-illustrator debut. She lives in North Tustin, California, with her family. Find her online at susischaefer.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @susischaeferart.

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Lion Needs a Haircut

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● ● BY H Y E W O N Y U M

This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor

S E LLING POINTS ●● Universal experience: The fears that accompany getting a first haircut are highly relatable for kids ●● Perfect for Father’s Day: The father-child relationship depicted in this story is adorable and honest. A great gift! ●● Award-winning author-illustrator: Hyewon Yum has won an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, among other accolades

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ittle lion needs a haircut. But he doesn’t want one! Is he worried? No.

Is he scared? NO! He just likes his hair the way it is. R-O-A-R! But there’s someone else who needs a haircut, too . . . it’s Dad, and he doesn’t want one, either! Maybe if they go to the barbershop together, there will be nothing to worry about. Hyewon Yum is an author and illustrator of many picture books, including Saturday Is Swimming Day, which won a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. She has two sons who hate haircuts. She also doesn’t like haircuts, but she’s never told her kids that. She lives in Brooklyn with her roaring family.

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Willow the Armadillo ● ● BY M A R I LO U R E E D E R  ●   I L LU S T R AT E D BY DAV E M OT T R A M

S E LLING POINTS ●● Book about books: This picture

A heartfelt story that celebrates picture books and reminds us real heroes come in all shapes and sizes

book celebrates picture books themselves, as well as Willow’s favorite place: the library! ●● Evergreen themes: Willow learns to believe in herself and follow her dreams, no matter how many times others doubt her ●● Unlikely protagonist: This tenacious armadillo is a fun and refreshing alternative to animal characters typically seen in picture books

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illow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture book of her very own. She knows that achieving her dream will take a lot of work, so

she studies hard at Picture Book Academy and signs up for many auditions. But she just can’t seem

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to land a leading role! After one last heartbreaking rejection, she heads to the library for some peace and quiet, and instead finds . . . chaos! And that’s when Willow discovers something even better than being a hero in a book. Marilou Reeder was born in the Philippines and raised in Wisconsin. She is the author of The Daring Prince Dashing. She lives near Philadelphia with

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her family. Find her on Twitter at @MarilouReeder. Dave Mottram is a graphic designer and the illustrator of many books for children, including Wordy Birdy and The New Kitten. He lives in Ohio with his family. Find him online at davemottram.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @dmott70.

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Rad!

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● ● BY A N N E B U S TA R D   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY DA N I E L W I S E M A N

In this family-oriented picture book, one brave cat discovers how rad trying new things can be!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Athletic felines: This whimsical combination of cats and skateboarding will appeal to both animal lovers and sports fans ●● Read aloud: With a simple text and rollicking rhyme, Rad! is a natural fit for parents and kids to share together or for early readers to try on their own ●● Fresh, lively illustrations: Daniel Wiseman’s bold patterns and bright colors are eye-catching delights

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sther, Chester, Hester, and Sylvester are stoked to shred at the skate park! But unlike his daring brothers and sisters, Lester is a total fraidy-cat. Skateboarding doesn’t come easily to

him—and with only nine lives to spare, why should he risk one on the half-pipe? When Lester sees how much fun his family is having, he decides to give it a shot anyway  . . . only to wipe out! With the

encouragement of his supportive siblings, Lester gets back up and tries again. Anne Bustard has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of many books for young readers, including the award-winning Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly. Find her online at annebustard.com. Daniel Wiseman is the illustrator of many picture books and board books, including When Your Lion Needs a Bath. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his family. Find him online at danieldraws.com and on Instagram at @d_wiseman.

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Cactus and Flower A B O O K A B O U T L I F E C YC L E S

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This bright, gentle, thoughtful picture book explores friendship and natural life cycles for readers young and old

●● Poignant themes: Through the lens of nature, the challenges of loss, letting go, and facing change are explored in a gentle, kid-friendly, and ultimately hopeful way ●● Gifty book: Special cover effects, a tall format, and bright art reminiscent of Todd Parr or Lucy Cousins make for an eyecatching package ●● Cacti are trendy: Stylish succulents and cactus prints are everywhere!

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. . . there were butterfly days again.

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Each night they played a game where they found different friends in the sky.

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“My stars,” Flower would always say.

actus and Flower spend their days in the desert, side by side. They watch the sun come up; they watch the sun go down. They play with their animal

friends. And they grow, slowly but surely. Then one day, Flower loses a petal. Cactus and Flower know what this means. But they know, too, that this is the way life goes: Slowly but surely, petals will fall, and new buds will bloom. Sarah Williamson studied political philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and illustration at the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles. She is the author and illustrator of Where Are You? and Let’s Go! Williamson lives in New York and works at the New York Times as a freelance art director. She loves to travel and go on adventures.

and more days.

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Elsie

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● ● BY N A D I N E R O B E R T   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M A JA K A S T E L I C

A gentle introduction to diversity and acceptance

S E LLING POINTS ●● Sweet sibling story: Elsie zigs where her siblings zag, but they love, accept, and respect one another ●● Promotes acceptance: A celebration of neurodiversity ●● Holiday promotions: A sweetly illustrated story about bunnies is perfect for spring and Easter promotions

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n nice and sunny Sundays, Elsie goes fishing with her six siblings. But she doesn’t quite fit in. They want to walk through the woods, but she wants to walk along the water. They like to

cast their fishing rods directly into the water, but she prefers to use buttercups as bait. They eat their

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sandwiches, while Elsie feeds them to the ducks. But by the end of the day, Elsie’s siblings realize that though they may see the world differently, they can learn from their unique perspectives and love one another all the same. This sweet sibling story gently introduces young readers to important themes like diversity and acceptance and encourages us all to widen our worldviews and open our hearts. Nadine Robert is a Canadian author and publisher. She has always been passionate about illustrated books. Maja Kastelic is a Slovenian author and illustrator. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She currently lives in Trebnje, Slovenia, with her family.

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Good Guys, Bad Guys ● ● BY J OA N N E R O C K L I N   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY N A N C Y C A R P E N T E R

A picture book about playing pretend—and the joy of trying out being “bad” or “good”

S E LLING POINTS ●● Evergreen topic: Imagination will never go out of style! And this sweet book is a celebration of childhood make-believe ●● Embracing good and bad: At the end of the day, the kids switch roles—showing everyone has both kindness and mischief in them ●● Acclaimed team: Nancy Carpenter has illustrated dozens of picture books, and Joanne Rocklin’s middle‑grade novels have received starred reviews and landed on multiple state book lists

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his charming picture book is a timeless celebration of imagination and make-believe. A brother and sister invite their friends to play good guys and bad guys with them. While playing pretend,

this rowdy group of kids dress up as pirates, swimmers, cowboys, and more—imagining a vibrant

world where the bad guys cause mischief and the good guys save the day. As the day comes to a close, we see the siblings agree to switch who’s “good” and who’s “bad” the next day—showing readers that kids can safely try out good and bad personas as they play. Joanne Rocklin is the author of many books for children, including The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Golden Kite Award, and Love, Penelope, which was an NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award winner. Nancy Carpenter is the illustrator of more than 40 children’s books and has received numerous honors for her work, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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This Way, Charlie

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● ● BY C A R O N L E V I S   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY C H A R L E S S A N TO S O

From the award-winning team behind Ida, Always comes a story about a friendship that grows between a blind horse and a gruff goat

S E LLING POINTS ●● Success of companion book: Ida, Always earned many accolades, including three starred reviews, a Christopher Award, and an Indie Next List pick ●● Sensitive portrayal of disability: The challenges each character faces are depicted in a sensitive, caring way ●● Based on a true story: An author’s note elaborates on the real-life animal friendship that inspired the story

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Everyone except Charlie. When Charlie arrived, he didn’t see Jack at all.

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“Hey!” bleated Jack. “Pardon me!” neighed Charlie.

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ll the animals at the Open Bud Ranch can see that Jack likes keeping his space to himself. But when Charlie arrives, he doesn’t see Jack at all. He’s still getting used to seeing out of only

one of his eyes. The two get off to a bumpy start. At first, Jack is anxious and distrustful. But one day, he summons his courage and guides Charlie to his favorite sunlit field: this way, Charlie. And so begins a powerful friendship that will be tested by life’s storms—but will ultimately change each life for the better. Caron Levis has an LMSW from Hunter College and an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults from The New School, where she now teaches and advises. She is the author of a number of picture books, including Ida, Always; Stop That Yawn!; and Mama’s Work Shoes.

Charles Santoso has illustrated several picture books, including I Don’t Like Koala and The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell; Ida, Always by Caron Levis; and the Peanut Butter & books by Joe McGee. He lives and works in Singapore.

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NOW IN PAPERBACK RIGHTS: WORLD

S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling author: Kirk has written numerous bestselling picture books, including the beloved Library Mouse series

The Thing About Spring ● ● BY DA N I E L K I R K

From the bestselling author of the Library Mouse series comes a charming story about the changing seasons

●● Added value: Includes punch-out finger puppets in the back for kids to assemble and play with ●● Holiday tie-in: The perfect addition to any Easter basket

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ouse, Bird, Bear, and Rabbit are friends. Though Mouse, Bird, and Bear love winter, they’re all excited that spring is finally here. But not Rabbit. He thinks that spring can only spell trouble:

He won’t be able to make snow bunnies, the days are too long, and it rains all the time. Rabbit’s list

goes on and on. But his friends can always counter his complaints with something good that spring brings: warm days, lots of good food, blooming flowers—until Rabbit admits that spring is full of pleasant surprises. The book includes punch-out finger puppets that will add value to this sweet eight-by-eight paperback.

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Daniel Kirk is the author of the Library Mouse series and You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You, as well as a number of other award-winning and beloved books. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Exciting format: As you turn the pages of this innovative book, the illustrations on the unique pop-out accordion fold

The Saga Unfolds

seamlessly move forward to tell the story of Star Wars

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●● Movie moment: Timed to publish around Star Wars: Episode IX,

Watch the saga unfold with the turn of a page in this one-of-a-kind gift book

which is scheduled to release in December 2019—just in time for the gift-giving season ●● Crossover appeal: The unique format and eye-catching illustrations make this perfect for both longtime fans and younger readers who are new to the galaxy far, far away

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his groundbreaking storybook brings the saga to life like never before.

As you turn the pages, one epic and seamlessly captivating illustration,

printed on an accordion fold, moves forward with you—each section transitioning into the next to tell the story of a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars:

The Saga Unfolds spans the series, and is perfect for young padawans, their

© & 2019 Lucasfilm, LTD. All rights reserved.

Jedi Masters, and everyone in between.

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Things That Go Away ● ● BY B E AT R I C E A L E M AG N A

A playful ode to things that come and go in life— and the one special bond that never fades

S E LLING POINTS ●● Picture book superstar: Authorillustrator Beatrice Alemagna is an international name. On A Magical Do-Nothing Day was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and earned a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators ●● Unusual format: Young readers can flip transparent vellum pages to see the spreads transform ●● Tender message: Alemagna’s warm, but lighthearted text reminds us that when everything else passes by, love remains

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here are many things that go away: leaves fall, tears dry, music lasts only for a few moments, and bubbles pop, vanishing without a trace. Everything in life passes, moves on, or transforms—

except one thing that never fades. With her signature warmth, playfulness, and beautiful illustrations, Beatrice Alemagna reminds us

A Lion in Paris ISBN 978-1-84976-171-0 ISBN 978-1-84976-171-0 US $19.95 CAN $21.95 5 1 9 9 5

that in a changing world, the love between parent and child remains constant. Beatrice Alemagna is the author and illustrator of over 30 books for children, including What is a Child? and A Lion in Paris. Her books have been translated into twelve languages, and four were

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nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, among many other awards. In 2017, her picture book On A Magical Do-Nothing Day was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and was recognized with a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. She is from Bologna, Italy and lives in Paris, France.

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Itzhak

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A B OY W H O LOV E D T H E V I O L I N

This picture-book biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will inspire young readers to follow the melody within themselves

S E LLING POINTS ●● Inspiring figure: Itzhak Perlman has won 16 Grammys and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is also known for his advocacy work on behalf of the disabled community ●● Jewish interest: This famous Israeli-American figure was influenced by his childhood in Tel Aviv as well as Jewish music traditions ●● Beautiful art: Abigail Halpin’s lush, meticulously drawn illustrations reflect Itzhak’s artistry. An amateur violinist, she perfectly captures the musicality of his work

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efore becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman (b. 1945) was simply a boy who loved music. Raised by a poor immigrant family in a tiny Tel Aviv

apartment, baby Itzhak was transformed by the sounds from his family’s kitchen radio. After begging his parents for an instrument, Itzhak threw his heart and soul into playing the violin. Despite a near-fatal bout of polio that left him crippled for life, Itzhak persevered, honing

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his extraordinary gift. When he performed on the Ed Sullivan Show at only 13, audiences around the world were mesmerized by every note. Gorgeously illustrated with extensive back matter, this picture-book biography recounts Itzhak’s childhood journey—from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso. Tracy Newman is the author of many books for young readers, including the . . . Is Coming series. She lives in coastal New England. Abigail Halpin is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Finding Wild and Mama’s Belly. She lives in Maine.

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Mama’s Belly ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9 ISBN 978-1-4197-2841-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 UK 5 1£12.99 699 9 781419 728419

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Exquisite T H E P O E T RY A N D L I F E O F G W E N D O LY N B R O O K S

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A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize

●● Kid-friendly message: Gwendolyn Brooks began writing poetry at a very young age. Her story will inspire kid writers to find poetry in the world around them ●● Standout subject: Gwendolyn Brooks is an incredibly welldecorated poet and was the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize. This book answers the call for more books about women of color in the arts ●● Educational resources: Contains extensive back matter about Brooks including a timeline and bibliography

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wendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) is known for her poems about “real life.” She wrote about love, loneliness, family,

and poverty—showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age. This picture-book biography explores the intersections of race, gender, and the ubiquitous poverty of the Great Depression—all with a lyrical touch worthy of the subject. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first Black person to

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win the Pulitzer Prize, receiving the award for poetry in 1950. And in 1958, she was named the poet laureate of Illinois. A bold artist who from a very young age dared to dream, Brooks will inspire young readers to create poetry from their own lives. Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of many books for children,

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including several about other groundbreaking women, such as Dangerous Jane and A Computer Called Katherine. Slade lives in Libertyville, Illinois. Cozbi A. Cabrera holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She has illustrated several books for children and is also well known for her handmade cloth dolls. Cabrera lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Anna Strong

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A S P Y D U R I N G T H E A M E R I C A N R E VO LU T I O N ● ● BY S A R A H G LE N N M A RS H  ●  I L LUS TR ATE D BY S A R A H G R E E N

The thrilling true story of the female spy who helped save the American Revolution

S E LLING POINTS ●● Girl power: Anna was an intelligent, resourceful woman who fought for American independence ●● Classroom appeal: A great fit

March is Women’s History Month

for Revolutionary War curricula, where more women’s voices are needed ●● Hot topic: True stories of spies, especially women, are popular ●● Fun back matter: Children can send their own secret messages using the Culper spy code

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nna Smith Strong (1790–1812) was a fearless woman who acted as a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Recruited by Washington’s spymaster, Major

Benjamin Tallmadge, she joined the Culper Ring, a group of American spies. General Washington placed a huge amount of trust in his spies, and Anna helped pass him important messages at a great risk to herself and her family. One of her cleverer devices was to hang laundry on the line in a planned

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fashion so that other spies could read the “message.” Had she been discovered by the British, she would have faced jail or execution. Thrilling and dramatic, Anna Strong tells the story of how one brave woman helped change the course of American history. The book includes an author’s note, a bibliography, an index, and a spy code so kids can get involved in the action. Sarah Glenn Marsh obtained her master’s degree in early childhood education with a focus on literacy. She lives near Richmond, Virginia. Sarah Green is an illustrator and designer based in San Francisco. She illustrated Abrams’s Elizabeth Warren, among other picture books.

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Elizabeth Warren ISBN 978-1-4197-3162-4 ISBN 978-1-4197-3162-4 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK 5 1£13.99 899 9 781419 731624

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World of Glass T H E A R T O F DA L E C H I H U LY

MIDDLE‑GRADE NONFICTION

S E LLING POINTS ●● Powerhouse duo: Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan have written many award-winning picture-

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The first children’s book about Dale Chihuly, the world-renowned glass sculptor

book biographies about artists ●● Unique perspective: Dale Chihuly participated in interviews for the book and supplied all images of his work and family ●● International icon: Chihuly’s artwork is found in museums and botanical gardens around the world

S PECIFICATIONS Color photographs throughout 64 pages, 1 gatefold WIDTH: 10" • 254mm HEIGHT: 10" • 254mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY AGES 8 AND UP • MIDDLE‑ GRADE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3681-0 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3681-0 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 UK 5 2£16.99 299 9 781419 736810

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is crew calls him Maestro. Thousands of fans call him a magician. Over the past five decades, Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) has created some of the most innovative and

popular works of art in museums and gardens around the world. Authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan met with Chihuly in his studio for exclusive interviews discussing his early life, his passion for glassblowing, and his dazzling works. Lavishly illustrated with Chihuly’s art and family photographs, this book discusses

Chihuly’s workshop and his glassblowing technique. The book includes a step-by-step look at how blown glass is created, a list of places to see Chihuly’s artwork, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Jan Greenberg is the coauthor of numerous award-winning books on art and architecture for young readers, including Heart to Heart, a Printz Honor book. She lives in St. Louis. Sandra Jordan is one of the most prominent writers for children’s books about art and artists. She has cowritten many award-winning books with Jan Greenberg. She lives in New York. Visit jangreenbergsandrajordan.com.

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We Are Power

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H O W N O N V I O L E N T AC T I V I S M C H A N G E D T H E W O R L D ● ● BY TO D D H A S A K- LO W Y

A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement

S E LLING POINTS ●● Activism angle: Young people today are globally aware and ready to take action ●● Unique to the market: Unlike books about a single movement or activist, this gives a comprehensive look at nonviolent resistance in the 20th century ●● Diverse voices: This highlights many marginalized groups that spoke truth to power

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e Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance

and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves?

Through key international movements as well as people such as Gandhi, Alice Paul, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Václav Havel, this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question “Why nonviolence?” by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Todd Hasak-Lowy is the author of several books for young readers. He is a professor of creative writing and literature at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hasak-Lowry lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife and two daughters. Visit toddhasaklowy.com.

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★ ★ ★ THE MAKING OF AMERICA SERIES

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●● Author track record: Kanefield

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American history, including The

Susan B. Anthony

Girl from the Tar Paper School and The Extraordinary Suzy Wright ●● Classroom use: Children in the US study the suffrage movement in school and this book fits

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The inspiring story of one of the most important women in our country’s history

perfectly into the curriculum

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rights movement and is a great role model for young readers

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n the fourth installment in the Making of America series, Susan B. Anthony, Teri Kanefield examines the life of America’s famous

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suffragette. Anthony was born into a world in which men ruled women:

A man could beat his wife, take her earnings, have her committed to an asylum based on his word, and take her children away from her. While the young nation was ablaze with the radical notion that people could govern themselves, “people” were understood to be white and male. Women were expected to stay out of public life and debates. As Anthony saw the situation, “Women’s subsistence is in the hands of

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men, and most arbitrarily and unjustly does he exercise his consequent power.” She began her public career as a radical abolitionist, and after the Civil War, she became an international figurehead of the women’s suffrage movement. The book includes selections of Anthony’s writing,

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The Making of America series links the stories of individuals to create a single overarching story of America’s growth and maturity. Each story becomes more interesting when fit into the larger narrative; however, each biography is also a stand-alone title. Each book includes writings/speeches by the

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subject as well as endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

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●● American icon: Thurgood

Thurgood Marshall

Marshall, one of the most well‑known Supreme Court justices, was pivotal as a

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lawyer in the Brown v. Board of

Book six in the Making of America series tells the story of Supreme Court justice and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall

Education ruling ●● Important historical figure: This in-depth profile celebrates the first African American man on the Supreme Court ●● Classroom appeal: Perfect

PRAISE FOR the Making of America Series ★ “An eye-opening, accurately researched, well-written depiction.” —School Library Journal starred review for Andrew Jackson “A solid addition for understanding America’s story.” —Kirkus Reviews review for Abraham Lincoln

for curricula on the US judicial branch and the civil rights movement

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hurgood Marshall (1908–1993) was a US Supreme Court justice and important civil rights activist.

The book traces his life from his childhood in Baltimore, where he faced racial segregation

at school, to his years at Howard University School of Law (he was denied admittance to white

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law schools) and his legal work with the NAACP. Marshall argued 32 cases before the Supreme Court—more than anyone else in history—especially against those cases that attempted to justify Jim Crow segregation. He became the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court, serving from 1967–1991. Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School and the Making of America series, among other books. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Hot topic: Women in the House and Senate are in the news daily

Woman in the House (and Senate) H O W W O M E N C A M E TO WA S H I N G TO N A N D C H A N G E D T H E N AT I O N ● ● BY I L E N E C O O P E R   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY E L I Z A B E T H B A D D E L E Y

An inspiring history of all the women who have taken a seat in Congress!

●● Women’s History Month tie-in: Publishing in March to celebrate women’s achievements ●● Educational appeal: Schools and libraries will love this overview of women’s contributions to American government ●● Feminist icons: These leaders are role models for the next

New format, revised and updated!

generation

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or the first 128 years of America’s history, only men served in the Senate and House of Representatives. All that changed in January 1917 when Jeannette Rankin was sworn in as the

first woman elected to Congress. From the women’s suffrage movement to the 2018 election, Ilene Cooper highlights influential and diverse female leaders who opened doors for women in politics. Women featured include Nancy Pelosi (the first woman Speaker of the House), Margaret Chase Smith (the first woman elected to the Senate), Patsy Mink (the first woman of color to serve in the House), and newcomers like

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Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. This updated book includes archival photographs and lively illustrations from Elizabeth Baddeley, as well as a chart of all the women who have served in Congress, appendices that define key terms and governmental procedures, and an index. In a great new reading format, this updated, revised edition is perfect for young feminists! Ilene Cooper is the award-winning writer of many acclaimed children’s books, including

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Jewish Holidays All Year Round and the bestselling The Golden Rule. She lives in Highland Park, Illinois. Elizabeth Baddeley is a New York Times bestselling illustrator. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Star-Spangled

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T H E S TO RY O F A F L AG , A B AT T L E , A N D T H E A M E R I C A N A N T H E M ● ● BY T I M G R OV E

The little-known and inspiring story behind the national anthem and the stars and stripes

S E LLING POINTS ●● Timely subject: The American flag and the symbolism behind it are often in the news ●● Great for school curricula: An engaging take on early American history—mostly unknown to many Americans—that’s suited for the classroom ●● Holiday promotions: Publishing in time for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July

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say can you see” begins one of the most recognizable songs in the US. Originally a poem by Francis Scott Key, the national anthem tells the story of the American flag rising high

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above a fort after a night of intense battle during the War of 1812. But there is much more to the story than what is sung at ball games. What was this battle about? Whose bombs were bursting, and why were rockets glaring? Who sewed those broad stripes and bright stars? Why were free black soldiers

fighting on both sides? Who was Francis Scott Key anyway, and how did he end up with such a close view? Star-Spangled tells the whole story from the perspectives of different real players—both American and British—of this obscure but important battle from American history. The book includes an author’s note, a timeline, a glossary, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Tim Grove has written several books for young readers, including First Flight Around the World, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist. He was formerly chief of museum learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Visit timgrove.net.

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A celebratory and inspiring look at some of the most important black women in STEM

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Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler, doctor

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Marie Maynard Daly, biochemist

talent for shedding new light on

Shirley Ann Jackson, physicist

interesting topics and figures

Ayanna MacCalla Howard, roboticist

and has written numerous award-

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winning books

Lisa D. White, geologist and paleontologist

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Lisette Titre-Montgomery, video game developer

Color and archival images throughout

Aomawa Shields, astronomer

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ward-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America. Including

groundbreaking computer scientists, doctors, inventors, physicists, pharmacists, mathematicians,

aviators, and many more, this book celebrates more than 50 women who have shattered the glass ceiling, defied racial discrimination, and pioneered in their fields. In these profiles, young readers

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will find role models, inspirations, and maybe even reasons to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow. These stories help young readers to dream big and stay curious. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. Tonya Bolden has written numerous bestselling books for children and adults, and her work has garnered many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and YALSA Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Visit tonyaboldenbooks.com.

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Facing Frederick T H E L I F E O F F R E D E R I C K D O U G L A S S , A M O N U M E N TA L A M E R I C A N M A N

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Facing Frederick received three

From award-winning author Tonya Bolden comes the fascinating story of one of America’s most influential African American voices

starred reviews ●● Award-winning author: Bolden has written many books that have won awards and received starred reviews ●● Celebrating African American

PRAISE FOR Facing Frederick

history: Focuses on one of the most influential African American

★ “Insightful and impeccably researched.” —Booklist

figures in US history and fills

★ “A spirited biography that fully honors its redoubtable subject.” —Kirkus Reviews

children’s literature

the need for more diversity in

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Color and archival images

“An excellent biography.” —School Library Connection

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eacher. Self-emancipator. Orator. Author. Man. Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is one of the most important African American figures in US history, best known, perhaps, for his own

emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent in slavery and

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his famous autobiography. Delving into his family life and travel abroad, this book captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. As a statesman, suffragist, writer, newspaperman, and lover of the arts, Douglass the man, rather than the historical icon, is the focus in Facing Frederick. Tonya Bolden has written numerous bestselling books for children and adults, and her work has garnered many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and YALSA Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Visit tonyaboldenbooks.com.

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Malala Yousafzai ● ● BY L I S A W I L L I A M S O N   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M I K E S M I T H

involved in activism

Meet the young activist who stood up for her rights—and changed millions of lives

●● Accessible read: Colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this perfect for reluctant readers

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efore Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997) became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, she was a girl fighting for her education in Pakistan. Growing up, Malala’s father encouraged her to be

politically active and speak out about her educational rights. When she did, she was shot by a member of the Taliban and the story received worldwide media coverage. Protests and petitions from

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around the world helped to pass an educational-rights bill in Pakistan, and Malala used this platform

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and index.

to continue her activism and fight for women’s rights. Inspiring and moving, Malala Yousafzai tells the story of one girl’s bravery in her fight for equal rights. It includes a timeline, bibliography, glossary,

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Lisa Williamson is an award-winning, bestselling author. She studied drama at Middlesex University and has acted on both stage and screen. She lives in England. Mike Smith is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books and the winner of the Macmillan Prize for children’s book illustration. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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THIS HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED MIDDLE‑GRADE BIOGRAPHY SERIES PUTS YOUNG READERS ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS WITH THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE IN HISTORY AND OF TODAY!

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●● Women in STEM: Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

was a pioneer of computer science and mathematics—and this is a unique look at her

● ● BY B E N J E A P E S   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY N I C K WA R D

inspiring story

Meet the woman who made coding cool—and possible!

●● Accessible read: Colloquial language and cartoon illustrations throughout make this perfect for reluctant readers

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efore she was a famous mathematician and the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) was the daughter of well-known poet Lord Byron. Byron died when Ada was very

young, and Ada’s mother encouraged her interest in mathematics in an attempt to prevent Ada from turning into a melancholy poet like her father. Ada grew up and married a count, and as a countess, she was given access to some of England’s greatest scientists and authors, including Charles Babbage, who was working to develop an analytical engine. Seeing the potential in computers, Ada partnered with Charles and used her mathematical skills to create an algorithm that could make such a machine possible. Fascinating and lively, Ada Lovelace tells the story of the woman who helped pioneer computing! It includes a timeline, bibliography, glossary, and index. Ben Jeapes is a children’s book author who also runs his own independent science-fiction publishing house based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Nick Ward is an illustrator, a writer, and the creator of several hugely popular picture books for children. He lives in England.

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Amelia Earhart Harry Houdini ● ● BY A N D R E W P R E N T I C E  ●   I L LU S T R AT E D BY M I K E S M I T H

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reluctant readers

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efore Amelia Earhart (1897–1939) became a world-famous pilot, she was a little tomboy

with a taste for adventure. When she visited an

airfield and took a short plane ride, she knew she

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efore Harry Houdini (1874–1926) became the greatest magician in the world, he was just

little Ehrich Weisz, a Hungarian-born immigrant who

moved to America with his family and performed

had to be a pilot. She signed up for flying lessons

stage tricks for a little extra cash. He started off with

and cropped her hair short so that the other pilots

card tricks and then eventually began performing

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would take her seriously. After many flights (and

the escape acts that would make him famous. Known

crashes), she became the first woman to make a

for his daring and death-defying escapes, he would

solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. With each

do some of the greatest tricks ever: escaping from a

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flight she took and record she broke, Amelia

milk can, being buried alive, and being locked inside

became more and more of a celebrity. Her final

a crate and thrown into a river. He conquered each

flight was intended to be a trip around the whole

of these seemingly impossible feats and showed the

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PRAISE FOR Amelia Earhart ★ “Together with its companion, stimulating portraits of two colorful, driven historical figures.” —Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR Harry Houdini ★ “An animated account of Houdini’s career and lifelong devotion to topping his own seemingly impossible tricks and escapes.” —Kirkus Reviews

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world, but her plane disappeared after takeoff—and

world the power of a little magic. Fun, fast-paced,

her disappearance is still a mystery today.

and highly illustrated, Harry Houdini tells the story

Inspirational, highly illustrated, and full of adventure,

of the curious boy who became the world’s greatest

Amelia Earhart tells the story of the feminist icon

magician. It includes a timeline, bibliography, glossary,

who changed the world of aviation. It includes a

and index.

timeline, bibliography, glossary, and index. Kjartan Poskitt is an Andrew Prentice is the

award-winning author who

author of a number of

has written more than 80

children’s books. He lives

children’s books. He lives

in England with his wife, three daughters, and dog. Mike Smith is the author

in York, England, with his wife, their four daughters, and a whole array of musical instruments. Geraint

and illustrator of a number of children’s books and

Ford is an illustrator who has worked on everything

the winner of the Macmillan Prize for children’s book

from magazines to comics to children’s books. He

illustration. He lives in Cambridge, England.

lives in England.

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Women’s Art Work

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MORE THAN 30 FEMALE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD ● ● BY S O P H I A B E N N E T T   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY M A N J I T T H A P P

Discover the work of female artists who have made their mark on the art world

S E LLING POINTS ●● Inspirational stories: More than 30 female artists featured including original interviews ●● Striking design: Features unique illustrations that reflect the style of each artist and also includes photographs of their work ●● Perfect for Women’s History Month: Will inspire a new generation of artists. Includes a foreword from Maria Balshaw, Tate’s first female director

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omen’s Art Work introduces readers to the lives and work of the world’s most renowned artists. With a foreword from Tate’s first female director, Maria Balshaw, this collection

celebrates the creativity of women in more than 30 biographies, investigating their practices and exploring their contributions to the art world. Readers will learn about a diverse group of innovators like Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman, Ana Mendieta, Lubaina Himid, Cao Fei, and the Guerrilla Girls. From early pioneers to today’s most radical creators, these women have overcome obstacles, broken

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boundaries, and enriched our understanding of what art is and can be. With a glossary of art terms, a timeline of major milestones, and educational sidebars, this highly illustrated book is perfect for any art lover. Additionally, it features original interviews with living artists—including Yayoi Kusama, Lorna Simpson, and Rachel Whiteread. Sophia Bennett is a writer of novels for children and young adults. She lives in London with her husband and children. Manjit Thapp is an illustrator who lives and works in the UK. Previous titles include The Little Book for Feminist Saints and Scribble Yourself Feminist.

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ACTIVITY BOOK

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Marvel Classic Sticker Book ● ● BY M A R V E L E N T E R TA I N M E N T

●● Mighty brand: Marvel Comics

More than 250 vintage stickers featuring Marvel’s classic heroes and villains!

continues to celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2020, and is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide ●● Added value: Includes more than 250 vintage stickers, as well as 5 double-sided pull-out posters ●● Wide appeal: Appeals to die-hard fans and collectors, as well as to the newest generation of Marvel enthusiasts

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he Marvel Classic Sticker Book is the first to feature iconic, vintage stickers, including images from

the comics and trading cards, published in time for the

company’s 80th anniversary. Showcasing all of your favorite heroes and villains, the book includes five double-sided pull-out posters so you can make your own unique sticker creations on one side, or create your own posters and comics on the other. Whether you are a lifelong Marvel Comics fan, or if you are just discovering these iconic comic

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book characters, the Marvel Classic Sticker Book is the perfect package for fans of all ages to enjoy! Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built

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on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel. com. © 2019 MARVEL

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Fox & Rabbit ● ● BY B E T H F E R RY   ●   I L LU S T R AT E D BY G E R G E LY D U DÁ S

CHAPTER BOOKS

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A new graphic-novel series for emerging readers about the simple magic of true friendship

easy-to-read panels, this series is perfect for emerging readers ●● Bestselling author: Beth Ferry’s picture book Stick and Stone was a New York Times bestseller, and her Caveboy Crush is on Abrams’ fall 2019 list ●● Fresh look: Relative newcomer Gergely Dudás’s fresh, hip style gives this series its distinct look

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asygoing Fox and anxious Rabbit seem like total opposites. But, somehow, they make the perfect pair! Whether searching for hidden treasure or planting a garden in their

own backyard, Fox and Rabbit find everyday magic at every turn. On this first adventure, the

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pair will discover some new favorite things like sunsets, dandelions, and cotton candy. And they’ll face new fears like heights, swimming, and (poisonous!) frogs. Thankfully, there’s nothing Fox and Rabbit can’t do together! Beth Ferry is the author of many books for young readers, including Caveboy Crush and the New York Times bestselling

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Stick and Stone. She lives in New Jersey with her family. Gergely Dudás is a self-taught illustrator best known for his seek and find–style web comics. He is the author-illustrator of the Bear’s Book of Hidden Things series. You can find his work on Instagram at @thedudolf. He lives in Budapest.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling characters: The Questioneers books have sold more than 2 million copies, and

A new chapter-book adventure starring Iggy Peck and friends from the New York Times bestselling Questioneers series!

the chapter books have been off to a strong start. Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters was an instant New York Times bestseller and has sold more than 100,000 copies ●● New format: Captures fans who loved the picture books and are now moving to a more advanced reading level ●● STEM hook: Iggy is always dreaming of architectural design, and light back matter further explains the STEM concepts

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ggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he’s not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So he’s totally blown away when Ada Twist’s Aunt Bernice inherits

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an old house from ice cream mogul Herbert Sherbert that is filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods. But something’s not quite right . . . Everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that a number of priceless antiques—which were supposed to help Aunt Bernice pay for the house’s upkeep—have gone missing. If they can’t find those antiques, Aunt Bernice might lose the house forever. It will take all of Iggy’s knowledge of architecture and the help of the other

Questioneers—Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Sofia Valdez—to solve the mystery and find the treasure!

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Andrea Beaty is the author of the Questioneers series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including the Questioneers series, The Cook and the King, and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau. He lives in London, where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.

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DIDI DODO, FUTURE SPY BOOK #3

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Inspector Flytrap books have sold 150,000 copies ●● Powerhouse author: Angleberger

A chapter-book series spin-off from Inspector Flytrap by New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger!

is a force in the children’s book

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world whose books have sold millions of copies

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★ “A must-have.” —School

Two-color illustrations throughout

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112 pages WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm

“For all the kids who

HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm

love Inspector Flytrap.”

Hardcover

—Kirkus Reviews

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idi Dodo, the heroic spy, and Koko Dodo, the cookie chef, are off to solve another kooky caper! In Double-O Dodo, Koko has a big problem: His trusty assistant, the Queen, has been

kidnapped! Over a frantic phone call, she tells Koko that she’s been kidnapped by a human, which is preposterous—everyone knows that humans aren’t real! Luckily, Didi is on the case. Her plan: to go undercover at the Humanland amusement park to find the Queen. But much like a roller coaster, Didi’s plans are not complete without plenty of twists and thrills. Filled with daring escapes and big-belly laughs, this wacky mystery could only come from the mind of the inimitable Tom Angleberger. The

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book takes place in the same world as Inspector Flytrap but does not require knowledge of the previous series. Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami

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Yoda series as well as many other books for kids. He lives with his family in

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Virginia. Jared Chapman is the author-illustrator of the bestselling Vegetables in Underwear, as well as Fruits in Suits and Pirate, Viking & Scientist. He lives in Texas.

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A sweet and sparkling chapter book series about finding your place and believing in yourself!

Mermaid School

The Clamshell Show

MERMAID SCHOOL BOOK #1

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Now that she’s saved the day and made

seahorse? And what if the teachers assume she’s

some new friends, she’s ready to conquer

just like her Aunt Christabel, a famous singer who

the next challenge and continue to learn

was a troublemaker growing up. Even though

more about her underwater world.

Marnie is sweet and tries her best to fit in, a

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mermaid named Orla seems intent on getting her in trouble. But when Orla finds herself in danger, Marnie has to swim to the rescue! Filled with fabulous, fishy fun, Mermaid School is the start of a sparkly new chapter-book series that’s sure to enchant young readers.

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Lucy Courtenay has worked on a number of series for young readers, as well as books for young adults. When not writing, she enjoys singing, reading, and traveling. She lives in Farnham, England, with her husband, her two sons, and a cat named Crumbles. Sheena Dempsey is a children’s

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book illustrator and author from Cork, Ireland, who was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Book Award. She lives in London with her partner, Mick, and her retired racing greyhound, Sandy.

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THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Best Friends Box

treasure for years to come ●● Bestselling series: A consistent fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for almost 700

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weeks! A #1 bestseller on the

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New York Times, USA Today, Weekly, and IndieBound lists since publication ●● Successful spin-off: Diary of an

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Specifications 700 black-and-white

50,000+ Twitter followers, and

illustrations total (350 per book)

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here are two sides to every story—the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Best Friends Box contains the first book by Jeff Kinney in the

#1 international bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series along with a

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copy of the instant #1 global bestseller Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. This collectible boxed set comes in a

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specially designed package—a must-have gift for fans old and new.

●● Global phenomenon: With millions of books sold around the world in 74 editions and 62 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers ●● Evergreen brand: Bestselling book series, national and global partnerships, licensed products, a Greg Heffley character balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and four live-action movies cement Wimpy Kid’s popularity and permanence in the marketplace

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Meltdown, book 13, was published in October 2018, and was a #1 bestselling book around the world. His latest book, Photo © Filip Wolak

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, was published in April 2019 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. The 14th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Wrecking Ball, will be published in November 2019. Jeff has

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been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He

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is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites.

gift giving

He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in

●● National publicity tour

1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a

●● International author tour

bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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The

S E LLING POINTS ●● Comics phenomenon: Lumberjanes is a bestselling series that has sold more than 1 million comic books ●● LGBTQ+ friendly: Features a broad spectrum of genders and identities ●● Dream team: Tamaki’s This One

BEASTiary T H E M O S T A M A Z I N G G U I D E TO A L L T H E C O O L E S T C R E AT U R E S YO U ’ V E E V E R H E A R D O F A N D A F E W YO U H AV E N ’ T ● ● BY M A R I KO TA M A K I   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY B R O O K LY N A L L E N

Summer was a Printz Award winner and a Caldecott Honor Book, and Allen is the original illustrator and cocreator of the Lumberjanes series

The complete guidebook to the world of the bestselling Lumberjanes books and graphic novels

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ver the years, there have been countless magical creatures spotted at

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Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore

Lady Types: mermaids, moon mice, griffins, Cloudies—you name it, the campers have

seen it! But there’s only one group of Lumberjanes equipped to catalog all the strange happenings at the camp: Roanoke cabin. Jo, April, Molly, Mal, Ripley, and Barney are working to earn their BEAST trophy, which is an epic project to collect all the knowledge they have about these magical creatures. Each camper will contribute their own chapters to compile an epic magical bestiary for all fans of the novels and the hit graphic novels. Mariko Tamaki is a writer known for her graphic novel This One Summer, a Caldecott Honor Book and Printz Award winner, cocreated by her cousin Jillian Tamaki, among other notable works. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Brooklyn Allen is a cocreator and the original illustrator of the Lumberjanes series and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Richmond, Virginia, and can be found online at brooklynaallen.tumblr.com.

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Lumberjanes created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooklyn Allen. Lumberjanes ™ & © 2020 Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooklyn Allen. All rights reserved.

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Meanwhile

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10th Anniversary Edition P I C K A N Y PAT H . 3 , 8 5 6 S TO RY P O S S I B I L I T I E S .

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● ● BY JA S O N S H I G A

●● Successful title: Since publishing

Follow the tabs to create your own story in this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic novel!

in 2010, Meanwhile has netted more than 77,000 copies! ●● 10th anniversary: This is a groundbreaking and one-ofa-kind graphic novel, and it’s become a comics mainstay

New cover!

●● New package: A refreshed cover design is perfect for fans and collectors as well as new readers

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 80 pages WIDTH: 7½" • 191mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover, tabbed pages PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 8 TO 12 • MIDDLE‑GRADE FICTION • GRAPHIC NOVEL ISBN 978-0-8109-8423-3 ISBN 978-0-8109-8423-3 US $16.95 CAN $21.95 UK 5 1£12.99 695 9 780810 984233

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PRAISE FOR Meanwhile “One of the most original titles I’ve ever encountered.” —School Library Journal “At once funny, disturbing, thoughtful, deconstructed and cleverly put together” —Time online “A truly ingenious graphic novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

C

elebrate 10 years of this completely original graphic novel take on a “choose your own adventure.” A boy stumbles upon the lab of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between

testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine. Using an ingenious system

of tubes and tabs, readers can decide what to explore in this completely engrossing experiment in storytelling. Sometimes the page reads right to left, sometimes up and down, and sometimes jumps from beginning to end. It’s sure to appeal to kids—and comics collectors—eager for an interactive, funny read. Jason Shiga is the author of more than twenty comic books and the inventor of three board games, two card tricks, the greedy mug, the bus clock, and the world’s secondlargest interactive comic, which spanned twenty-five square feet. In 2003, he won the Eisner award for “talent deserving of wider recognition.” He lives in Oakland, California.

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Wrong Way Summer ● ● BY H E I D I L A N G

A moving summer road-trip story for fans of Crenshaw and The Someday Birds

S E LLING POINTS ●● Road-trip adventure: Claire’s family travels from coast to coast and meets memorable characters along the way ●● Socioeconomic diversity: Features a “houseless” family

See Rules of the Ruff paperback, page 185

and a thoughtful author’s note about economic instability

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laire used to love her dad’s fantastical stories, especially tales about her absent mom—who could be off with the circus or stolen by the troll king, depending on the day. But now that

she’s 12, Claire thinks she’s old enough to know the truth. When her dad sells the house and moves

her and her brother into a converted van, she’s tired of the tall tales and refuses to pretend it’s all

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some grand adventure, despite how enthusiastically her little brother embraces this newest fantasy. Claire is faced with a choice: Will she play along with the stories her dad is spinning for her little brother, or will she force her family to face reality once and for all? Equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking, Wrong Way Summer is a road-trip journey and coming-of-age story about one girl’s struggle to understand when a lie is really a lie and when it’s something more: hope.

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Heidi Lang is the author of Rules of the Ruff and the coauthor of A Dash of Dragon and A Hint of Hydra. She lives in Richland, Washington, when she is not living in a converted van.

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Mary Underwater

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Inspired by Joan of Arc, a girl builds and pilots a submarine to prove just what girls can do in this masterful middle-grade debut

S E LLING POINTS ●● Girls in STEM: Mary’s efforts to build the submarine are realistic and well-researched ●● Sensitive treatment of abuse: Doleski conferred with a social

PRAISE FOR Mary Underwater

worker to paint a fully formed portrait of abuse, and the back

“This story sparkles

matter includes an author’s note

like the surface of the

and resources

sea, but pulses with an undercurrent of hard

●● Gorgeous prose: The lyrical writing and atmospheric tone

truths.” —Jen Malone,

mark Shannon Doleski as a writer

author of Wanderlost

to watch

and The Sleepover

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ourteen-year-old Mary Murphy talks to Joan of Arc, is failing science, and might lose her scholarship to her Catholic school, Our Lady Star of the Sea. Her father wants to send her away

to live with an aunt she barely knows, and a lurking social worker is suspicious of Mary’s latest black

eye. But Mary doesn’t want to be a victim anymore. Gaining courage from her heroine, Joan of Arc, she decides to build a real submarine like the model she’s been making with the class clown—who seems to be developing a serious crush on her. With her father returning home soon from his latest stint in jail, Mary decides she will pilot her homemade, propane-tank submarine across the Chesapeake Bay, risking her life in a modern crusade to prove what girls can do. Shannon Doleski was born and raised in Cazenovia, New York. After graduating from Niagara University with an English education degree, Doleski was an English teacher and swim coach in New York and Maryland. She now lives in Texas with her family. Visit her website at shannondoleski.com. Mary Underwater is her debut novel.

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Alien Superstar ● ● BY L I N O L I V E R A N D H E N RY W I N K L E R

The out-of-this-world second book in superstar authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver’s newest middle-grade series

●● Superstar authors: Emmy Award winner Henry Winkler has been a household name for decades, and Winkler and Oliver are a bestselling writing team. ●● Author expertise: Though neither author has visited another star system, between the two of them, they’ve made hundreds of TV shows and infuse their Hollywood expertise into the story ●● Laugh-out-loud humor: Funny middle-grade is perennially popular, and this is a great book for fans of Tom Angleberger or Mac Barnett ●● Relatable: The themes of acceptance and not judging a book by its cover will resonate with young readers

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fter escaping his oppressive home planet and landing a gig on a popular sitcom, Buddy Burger is ready for another wacky adventure! But as he gets more famous, will he be able to hide

from his fans that he’s really an alien with suction cups for feet, a sensory enhancer that goes wild

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for gummy dragons, and six eyes? And will he be able to hide from the oppressive police force of his home planet forever? Action-packed and full of laughs, this is the second book in the exciting new middle-grade series that’s sure to be an intergalactic sensation. Henry Winkler is an Emmy Award–winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has created some of the most iconic TV roles, including

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Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli on Happy Days and Gene Cousineau in Barry. Lin Oliver is a children’s book writer and a writer and producer for both TV and film. She is currently the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). They both live in Los Angeles.

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Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death

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● ● BY T H O M A S L E N N O N  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J O H N H E N D R I X

●● Bestselling series: Ronan Boyle

The hilarious sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, set in the world of law-breaking leprechauns from actor and writer Thomas Lennon

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and the Bridge of Riddles was an instant New York Times bestseller ●● Celebrity author: Lennon is known both as an actor and as

PRAISE FOR Ronan Boyle “The next Harry Potter.” —New York Post

a screenwriter from dozens of movies and TV shows, and he’s infused his signature humor into this series ●● Luck of the Irish: Lennon draws

“Extremely funny.” —Wall Street Journal

from Irish myths and has created a world as magical as those

“Equal parts J.K. Rowling

of Artemis Fowl or the Land of

and Douglas Adams.”

Stories

—“Weird Al” Yankovic “Flat-out laughed out loud!” —Patton Oswalt “An entertaining series opener.” — Publishers Weekly

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“As flavorful as the

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strongest Irish stout.”

AGES 8 TO 12 •

—Kirkus Reviews

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“Delightfully absurd.” —Bulletin of the Center

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may not be the strongest, or the smartest, or the best looking, or the most dexterous . . . so why was

he picked for this mission? He’s not entirely sure. But he may be the captain’s only hope—if he can escape man-eating elves, escape a job in a unicorn’s lounge act, and find the captain before she’s sacrificed to a spooky cult trying to resurrect its leader. Eventually Ronan must battle the scariest monster of all: impostor syndrome. Fast-paced, action-packed, and utterly hilarious, the second book in the New York Times bestselling series delivers laughs and much, much more. Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian, and actor who has worked on dozens of movies and TV shows, including Reno 911! and Night at the Museum. Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver. John Hendrix is author and illustrator of many books, including The Faithful Spy, which won the 2018 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. He lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Sports hook: There aren’t many middle-grade series that star

The Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team ● ● BY K I T R O S E WAT E R   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY S O P H I E E S C A B A S S E

A highly illustrated middle-grade series that celebrates new friendships, first crushes, and getting out of your comfort zone

girls’ sports teams, and The Derby Daredevils features a fierce crew of female skaters that helps fill that gap ●● Ring of authenticity: Kit Rosewater is an #ownvoices queer author, has trained as a derby referee, and is a roller derby aficionado ●● Irresistible read: High-energy illustrations from Sophie Escabasse make for a cinematic package and an accessible read

S PECIFICATIONS Black-and-white illustrations throughout 160 pages WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 8 TO 12 • MIDDLE‑ GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4079-4 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4079-4 US $14.99 CAN $19.99 UK 5 1£10.99 499 9 781419 740794

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ver since they can remember, fifth-graders Kenzie (aka Kenzilla) and Shelly (aka Bomb Shell) have dreamed of becoming roller derby superstars. When Austin’s city league introduces a

brand-new junior league, the dynamic duo celebrates! But they’ll need to try out as a five-person team. Kenzie and Shelly have just one week to convince three other girls that roller derby is the

coolest thing on wheels. But Kenzie starts to have second thoughts when Shelly starts acting like everyone’s best friend . . . Isn’t she supposed to be Kenzie’s best friend? And things get really awkward when Shelly recruits Kenzie’s neighbor (and secret crush!) for the team. With lots of humor and an authentic middle-grade voice, book one of this illustrated series follows Kenzie, Shelly, and the rest of the Derby Daredevils as they learn how to fall—and get back up again. Kit Rosewater has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Hollins University. The Derby Daredevils is her debut book. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sophie Escabasse is the author-illustrator of the forthcoming Witches of Brooklyn graphic-novel trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Alien Family Road Trip ● ● BY E D D I E P I T T M A N

RIGHTS: WORLD

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The epic conclusion to this intergalactic trilogy from Disney cartoonist Eddie Pittman

●● Buzz-worthy: The successful web comic was nominated for a Reuben Award, and the first book in the series was an IndieBound Selection

PRAISE FOR the Red’s Planet series

●● Hit genres: Science fiction is perpetually popular for graphic

“Fun, sharp, hilarious, and

novels, and Pittman’s blend of

rip-roaringly original!”

adventure and humor sets this

—Jeff Smith, Bone “A fantastic and fun journey

series apart ●● Strong female lead: Red is a

for young readers, but also

spirited protagonist who appeals

a great trip down memory

to female and male readers alike

lane for their parents.” —Kazu Kibuishi, Amulet “Red’s Planet brings to mind Pixar at its best.” —The FinancialTimes “A must-read.” —Kirkus Reviews

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 192 pages WIDTH: 6" • 152mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover with jacket and paperback

“Highly recommended for

PUB MONTH: MAY

graphic-novel collections.”

AGES 8 TO 12 •

—School Library Journal

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who fit their description are on a spaceship headed back to Earth. With help from her friends, Goose

and Tawee, Red embarks on an epic adventure to find them, in a journey that takes them across the vast distance of space and the rocky deserts of the American West. But will Red find her family? Or will she end up losing her friends along the way?

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Eddie Pittman is an award-winning cartoonist who works in animation, comics, and illustration. He began his animation career with Walt Disney Feature Animation, working on films such as Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Lilo & Stitch. Most recently, Pittman was a writer/story artist for Disney’s hit TV series Phineas and Ferb. He lives in Florida. Visit the author online at redsplanet.com.

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Once Upon an Eid S TO R I E S O F H O P E A N D J OY BY 1 5 M U S L I M VO I C E S

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● ● E D I T E D BY A I S H A S A E E D A N D S . K . A L I

A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali

●● Star power: Saeed is a New York Times bestselling author, Ali was a Morris YA Debut Award finalist, and many of the contributors are also stars in the children’s book world ●● #ownvoices: A positive, authentic

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE

portrayal of the Muslim

G. Willow Wilson

community

Hena Khan

●● Popular category: Will join other

N. H. Senzai

anthologies of underrepresented

Hanna Alkaf

voices, such as Flying Lessons

Rukhsana Khan

●● Illustrated throughout: Spot

Randa Abdel-Fattah

illustrations will accompany

Ashley Franklin

the text

Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Candice Montgomery

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Huda Al-Marashi

15 black-and-white illustrations,

Ayesha Mattu

1 graphic-novel chapter

Asmaa Hussein

304 pages

Sara Alfa

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his collection of short stories showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety

of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas and simmering bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The

anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations. Aisha Saeed is the author of Written in the Stars, which was a YALSA Quick Pick, and Amal Unbound, which was a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She is also a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. S. K. Ali is a teacher whose debut novel, Saints and Misfits, was a Morris finalist, an Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book, and a Kirkus Reviews Top 10 Teen Novel. Her second novel is Love from A to Z. Her writing on Muslim culture and life has also appeared in the Toronto Star.

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BIG IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Machines That Think!

RIGHTS: WORLD

● ● BY D O N B R O W N

The BIG IDEAS that Changed

Award-winning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in book two of the Big Ideas series

the World series focuses on an idea and tells its story. Instead of examining a person’s life and attaching a Big Idea to him or her, the series examines a Big Idea and tells readers about the people who made it possible. Each book explores both the threads leading up to the Big Idea and how that Big Idea changed our world.

S E LLING POINTS ●● Celebrated author: Brown’s awards include a Sibert Medal and an Orbis Pictus Award, among many others ●● Series praise: Book one, Rocket to the Moon!, received two starred reviews ●● Kid friendly: A great format and subject for reluctant readers

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 128 pages WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 8 TO 12 • GRAPHIC NOVEL • MIDDLE‑GRADE NONFICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-4098-5 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4098-5 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 UK £9.99 51 399

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achines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines.

Included are fascinating looks at the world’s earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming,

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and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Ada Lovelace, and Bill Gates. From the abacus to artificial intelligence, machines through the ages have pushed the boundaries of human capability and creativity. Back matter includes a timeline, endnotes, a bibliography, an author’s note, and an index. Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many picture books and has been awarded both the Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus Award. He lives in Merrick, New York.

Rocket to the Moon! (Big Ideas #1) ISBN 978-1-4197-3404-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-3404-5 US $13.99 CAN $17.99 UK 5 £9.99 1399 9 781419 734045

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Explosive crossover: A mustread for fans of The Flash and Supergirl, with a multiverse-wide threat that will take all the heroes from Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow to stop ●● Exciting series: The second

Crossover Crisis Novel #2 ● ● BY B A R RY LYG A

installment in the trilogy by bestselling author Barry Lyga ●● Hotter than ever: All four CW shows set in the “Arrowverse”

The can’t-miss crossover adventure continues as Supergirl and the Flash team up to save the multiverse!

continue to drive highly anticipated crossover events year after year

S PECIFICATIONS 272 pages WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 8 TO 12 • MIDDLE‑ GRADE FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3739-8 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3739-8 US $13.99 CAN $17.99  5 1 3 9 9 9 781419 737398

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hile the Flash and Team Arrow closed the dimensional rift looming over Central City, they still have plenty of chaos to deal with: Cisco and Curtis are lost in time, thousands of

speedster refugees are now stuck on their earth, and a mad bomber is at large. But when Anti-Matter

Man arrives on Supergirl’s doorstep on her home of Earth-38, it’ll be all hands on deck for a team-up of epic proportions to stop him. Picking right up from Green Arrow’s Perfect Shot, this action-packed follow-up promises to be one of the most exciting reads of the season as Supergirl and Superman join in on the crossover fun. The heroes from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will feature in the forthcoming third book of this can’t-miss trilogy.

ISBN 978-1-68335-572-4 Barry Lyga is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers series and many other titles for young adults. A self-proclaimed Flash fanatic, Lyga hosts podcasts near New York, where he lives with his family. Follow him online at barrylyga.com.

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THE FLASH and all related characters and elements are © and DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: & © WBEI. (s20)

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Unlock the mysteries to ages 8 and 9 in this hilarious new series!

RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA AND UK ENGLISH

Everything You Everything You Need to Know Need to Know When You Are 8 When You Are 9

S E LLING POINTS ●● Cool, gifty design: The colorful, design-heavy package and top secret angle make this a musthave item for all nine-year-olds ●● Bestselling author: Kirsten Miller is a bestselling and critically acclaimed name in middle-grade and YA fiction ●● Series launch: Young readers can look forward to uncovering new secrets with every birthday

S PECIFICATIONS Two-color illustrations throughout 144 pages WIDTH: 6" • 178mm HEIGHT: 8" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY AGES 8 TO 12 • MIDDLE‑GRADE NONFICTION CARTON QTY: 22

● ● BY K I R S T E N M I L L E R I hope you’re excited, because 8 is an AWESOME year. You’re going to discover lots of new things, pull lots of pranks, and probably get in some trouble. When you do, this book will be there for you!

W

hat’s the best gift for a kid who’s turned eight? Everything they need to know!

Eight is a banner year in every kid’s life. It’s

when they’re finally granted “big kid” status. That

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Is it okay to look at your poop? Not only is it okay, it’s a sign that you’re well on your way to being a doctor! You only have twenty-two years of school left to go!

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You finally start to get the respect you

deserve, but you still get to enjoy being a kid. Before kids are ready for more independence,

means more freedom and responsibility. It also

there’s a lot they need to know. This handbook

means there’s a ton of stuff to learn, and some of

brings together the hilarious (How to Disguise Your

it’s pretty important. Inside this hilarious handbook

Appearance), the helpful (How to Keep Your Head

is the information kids need to make eight one of

Bug-Free) and the potentially lifesaving (How to

the best years of their lives—from the fun (How to

Save Someone Who’s Choking) to help kids enjoy

Win Halloween), to the serious (How to Get Germs

every second of year number nine!

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Before They Get You) and the downright disgusting

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES

“I wish these books had existed when I

“I went to school for 13 years and

was a kid! Every year I’d wonder, ‘What

not once did they teach us how to

will 8 feel like?’, ‘What will I need to know

Kirsten Miller is a renowned author

make fake boogers. What was the

when I’m 9?’, and, ‘Holy moly, I’m 10 . . .

of middle-grade and YA fiction. She

point? Thank you, Kirsten Miller!”

everything is gonna change, right?!’

lives in Brooklyn with her precocious

—Michael Buckley, New York Times

These books are the best. Every kid

10-year-old, who helped write this

bestselling author of The Sisters

should have them.”—Jason Segel, actor

Grimm series and the Nerds series

and co-author of the Nightmares! series

(How to Make Boogers You Can Eat).

book. Find out more at kirstenmillerbooks.com.

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Unscripted ● ● BY N I C O L E K R O N Z E R

YOUNG ADULT

S E LLING POINTS ●● Timely topic: A smart take on

A funny and timely debut YA about the toxic masculinity at a famous improv comedy camp

the #metoo movement for teen readers

PRAISE FOR Unscripted

●● Humor and heart: The voice of this book is funny, even as the

“A truly special

subjects tackled get darker

book, written

●● Author expertise: Kronzer is a

at exactly the

former actor and improviser, so

right time.”

the world rings true

—Nina LaCour, Printz Award winner

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eventeen-year-old Zelda Bailey-Cho has her future all planned out: improv camp, then Second City, and finally Saturday Night Live. She’s thrilled when she lands a

spot on the coveted varsity team at a prestigious improv camp, which means she’ll get

to perform for professional scouts—including her hero, Nina Knightley. But even though she’s hardworking and talented, Zelda’s also the only girl on Varsity, so she’s the target for humiliation from her teammates. And her 20-year-old coach, Ben, is cruel to her at practice and way too nice to her when they’re alone. Zelda wants to fight back, but is sacrificing her best shot at her dream too heavy a price to pay? Equal parts funny and righteous, Unscripted is a moving debut novel that Printz Award winner Nina LaCour calls “a truly special book, written at exactly the right time.” Nicole Kronzer is a former professional actor and improviser who now teaches English and creative writing. She loves to knit and run (usually not at the same time) and has named all the plants in her classroom. She lives with her family in Minneapolis.

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Raybearer

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

● ● BY J O R DA N I F U E KO

The epic debut YA fantasy from an incredible new talent— perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir

S E LLING POINTS ●● Exciting new voice: This is Ifueko’s debut, and the striking prose and African-inspired fantasy is exactly on trend for what’s working in YA ●● Popular category: Fantasy is a strong genre in YA, especially #ownvoices narratives from authors of color ●● Unique world: Ifueko based this world on West African traditions and mythology, and has created a lush, diverse world unlike any other ●● Second book coming: Stay tuned for the heart-pounding conclusion in 2021

S PECIFICATIONS Black-and-white map in the front 416 pages WIDTH: 6" • 152mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: APRIL AGES 12 AND UP • YOUNG ADULT FICTION ISBN 978-1-4197-3982-8 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3982-8 US $18.99 CAN $23.99 UK 5 1£12.99 899 9 781419 739828

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Nothing is more important than loyalty.

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But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

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arisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global

empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But

The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we’re willing to go for the ones we love. Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains while reading comic books under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops. Raybearer is her debut novel.

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The Dark Matter of Mona Starr ● ● BY L AU R A L E E G U L L E D G E

●● Critically acclaimed author:

A bold and original YA graphic novel about battling your inner darkness—and finding your genius

Gulledge’s debut, Page by Paige, was an Eisner Award nominee, and both of Gulledge’s graphic novels have received praise from booksellers, librarians, and readers alike ●● Self-care movement: There has been a recent surge in stories about self-care and mental health, and this graphic novel grapples with these concepts beautifully ●● Personal story: Based in part on Gulledge’s own struggles, the narrative really rings true

S PECIFICATIONS Two-color illustrations throughout 192 pages WIDTH: 6½" • 165mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover and paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL AGES 14 AND UP • GRAPHIC NOVEL • YOUNG ADULT FICTION HC 978-1-4197-3423-6 ISBNISBN 978-1-4197-3423-6 US $22.99 CAN $28.99 UK 5 2£16.99 299 9 781419 734236

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ometimes, the world is too much for Mona Starr. She’s sweet, geeky, and creative, but it’s hard for her to make friends and connect with other people. She’s like a lot of sensitive teenagers—

but in the hands of graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge, Mona’s struggle with depression takes

on a vivid, concrete form. Mona calls it her Matter. The Matter gets everywhere, telling Mona she’s not good enough, and that everyone around her wishes she would go away. But through therapy, art, writing, and the persistence of a few good friends, Mona starts to understand her Matter, and how she—and readers—can turn their fears into strengths. Heartfelt, emotionally true, and visually

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stunning, The Dark Matter of Mona Starr is a story that takes the inner life of a teenager seriously, while giving readers a new way to look at the universal quest for meaning and connection. Laura Lee Gulledge is the author of the graphic novels Will & Whit and Page by Paige, which was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award. She is also a teaching artist as seen through her interactive book Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Visit her online at whoislauralee.com.

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The Summer of Impossibilities

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

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● ● BY R AC H A E L A L L E N

Four mismatched girls spend an unforgettable summer together in this funny, heartfelt YA novel for fans of Sarah Dessen

●● Strong voice: Allen won the Georgian Young Adult Author of the Year Award ●● Girl power!: Celebrates the bonds of mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends ●● Diverse group: Includes girls of different faiths and sexual orientations

See A Taxonomy of Love paperback, page 193

●● Great summer read: The lake house setting makes for the perfect vacation book

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our girls are forced to spend the summer together when their moms reunite at their childhood lake house. Always-sunny Skyler is a softball star who’s hiding how bad her joint pain has gotten.

Always-stormy Scarlett, Skyler’s twin, would much rather be hanging out with her boyfriend back home. Amelia Grace wants to escape her conservative stepdad after he caught her kissing a girl. And homeschooled social media star Ellie is just excited at the chance to make some friends IRL. The girls

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are facing a long few months together, until they find the remnants of a secret society whose rules included playing poker, wearing pearls, telling the truth . . . and accomplishing something impossible by the end of the summer. What happens next involves midnight boat rides, flaming marshmallows, sandbar parties, crushes and heartache, and a summer they will never forget. Rachael Allen is the author of 17 First Kisses, The Revenge Playbook, and A Taxonomy of Love, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 Book All Young Georgians Should Read. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. Visit Allen at rachaelallenwrites.blogspot.com.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Blockbuster hit: Nickelodeon’s award-winning Avatar: The Last

THE KYOSHI NOVELS BOOK #2

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi ● ● BY F. C . Y E E

Airbender franchise continues to thrive, with a live-action

The epic, can’t-miss follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi

Netflix series coming soon and a Facebook fandom of millions ●● Epic conclusion: The neverbefore-told story from the life of Avatar Kyoshi, a badass and queer female hero beloved in the Avatar community ●● Stellar team: Written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator and executive producer of the TV

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yoshi’s place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost. With her mentors gone, Kyoshi voyages across the Four Nations, struggling to keep the peace. But while

her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. To stop it, Kyoshi, Rangi, and their reluctant allies must join forces before the Four Nations are destroyed irreparably. This thrilling

follow-up continues Kyoshi’s journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar.

series Outside of writing, F. C. Yee practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial

●● Bestseller: The Rise of Kyoshi

arts, and has a day job mostly involving spreadsheets. His debut YA novel,

was an instant New York Times

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, released in August 2017 to critical acclaim. He

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lives and writes in Denver. The Shadow of Kyoshi was written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator, executive producer, and story editor of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

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H O W TO B E YO U R AU T H E N T I C S E L F ● ● BY M I L E S M c K E N N A

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The ultimate coming out survival guide by queer and trans activist—and social media superstar—Miles McKenna

●● Needed content: The first book of its kind for this audience—a stylish LGBTQ+ resource with tips and tricks for coming out ●● Built-in audience: Miles McKenna is a social media icon, with over 2 million combined followers ●● Important subject: For anyone who’s exploring their identity or seeking to understand an amazing queer person in their life

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and support for your questions big and small—whether you’re exploring your identity or seeking to understand the experience of an awesome queer person in your life. Miles McKenna is an actor and social media icon known for his comedic voice and LGBTQ+ advice and activism. He was recently awarded the Shorty Award for Best LGBTQ+ Account of 2017, headlined two nationwide tours that covered a total of 35 shows, and has creatively collaborated with companies like Google, HBO, ATT, and Lyft. Find out more on his YouTube channel, MilesChronicles, or on Instagram at @themilesmckenna.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure

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PRAISE FOR Frances Hardinge

her books always get multiple

Winner of the 2016 Los Angeles

starred reviews

Times Book Prize

●● Popular category: YA fantasy is a popular category, and Hardinge’s

Winner of the 2015 Costa

masterful writing makes her

Book of the Year Award

stand out in the marketplace

Winner of the 2016 Boston

●● Crossover appeal: Hardinge’s

Globe-Horn Book Fiction Award

sophisticated, intelligent writing

“Everyone should read Frances

appeals to both teens and adults

Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.” —Patrick Ness, the #1 New

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432 pages

of A Monster Calls

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he gods are dead. Decades ago, they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. But are they really gone forever? When 15-year-old Hark finds the still-beating heart

of a terrifying deity, he risks everything to keep it out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists,

and a secret fanatical cult so that he can use it to save the life of his best friend, Jelt. But with the

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just two young adult novels to win the major UK literary prize. Known for her beautiful use of language, Hardinge has written many critcally acclaimed novels, including Cuckoo Song, Gullstruck Island, Fly by Night, Verdigris Deep, and Fly Trap. She lives in England. Visit the author at franceshardinge.com.

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competition from an evil robotic dodo (a Robo-Dodo).

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a spy on the case: Didi Dodo. From the mind of Tom Angleberger, this wacky caper promises high-speed chases and big-belly laughs. The book takes place

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in the same world as Inspector Flytrap but does not require knowledge of the previous series. Tom Angleberger is the New York Times bestselling

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other books for kids. Jared Chapman is the authorillustrator of the bestselling Vegetables in Underwear, as well as Fruits in Suits and Pirate, Viking & Scientist. He lives in Texas.

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author of the Origami Yoda series, as well as many

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friend, Miranda, who learns to stand up for what she believes in.

ISBN 978-1-68335-570-0 Emma Wunsch is the author of the Miranda and Maude chapter-book series and The Movie Version, a young adult novel. She lives in Lebanon, New

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Hampshire. Visit her online at emmawunsch.com. Jessika von Innerebner is an artist who’s worked with clients including Disney, Nickelodeon, Highlights, and Fisher-Price. She lives in Kelowna, Canada. Visit her online at jessvoni.com.

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Queen Bs and Honeybees

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followers and a growing cohort

iley joined the Art Stars, an organization for performing artists, and this weekend is its inaugural event. That means Art Stars from all over the country meet for a lakeside campout

where they’ll kayak and hike and make s’mores. Miley is allowed to bring a friend, and of course she invites JoJo! JoJo and Miley are excited to bunk up in a cabin with other girls, until they realize the counselors are none other than the Queen Bs—a group of mean girls from JoJo’s dance workshop.

of fans, the Siwanatorz. JoJo’s wildly popular D.R.E.A.M. Tour has sold out venues with capacity up to 7,000 ●● Anti-bullying advocate: Check

All weekend the girls are at odds: The tug-of-war rope is slathered in grease and they find creepy-

out JoJo’s anti-bullying hit music

crawlies in their beds. But when Belle—the meanest of the mean girls—goes missing, can the girls put

video, “Boomerang,” which

their differences aside and save the day?

has been viewed over 700 million times ●● Successful series: JoJo and BowBow’s first three fictional adventures have netted over

JOJO AND BOWBOW BOOK #6

The Great Beach Bake-off

220,000 copies! ●● Exciting tie-in products: Nickelodeon is developing a line of toys based on the characters

● ● BY J OJ O S I WA

in our series

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hen JoJo’s friend Jacob and his baking partner, Louis, get invited to a fancy beach resort for a cake contest, JoJo volunteers to come cheer them on. With Grace, Miley, and Kyra in

tow, the whole Siwa squad will be together! Best of all, the contest is even going to be on TV! While the girls are tossing frisbees on the sand and baking in the sun, the boys will be baking up their masterpiece. But winning isn’t easy. When the boys’ cake turns out to be a literal flop (it doesn’t rise!) just moments before the show is set to air, JoJo and the gang have to get creative. There’s no time for another cake, but there sure is plenty of ice cream around—it’s a beach, after all. All that brain freeze gives JoJo a genius idea: Jacob and Louis can make her very favorite kind of cake . . . an ice cream cake! The kids think they have the competition in the bag, but there’s one thing they’re forgetting—Ice cream melts in the sun. When things get messy, can JoJo and the Siwa Squad figure out a way to (milk)shake up the competition?

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author, YouTube personality, and former costar of the hit show Dance Moms. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Visit itsjojosiwa.com for more.

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a background in evolutionary

An informative and funny nonfiction graphic-novel series that explores the flora and fauna of prehistoric Earth

biology, making the writing informed and specific ●● STEM: Features a female scientist who encourages young readers to pursue paleontology

sample of the next book in the

PRAISE FOR Ocean Renegades!

series, Mammal Takeover!

“A must for avid

●● Bonus content: Includes a

dinosaur fans and budding natural

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scientists.” —School

144 pages

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“Stylish, informative,

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and funny, this

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inviting work of

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graphic nonfiction

AGES 8 TO 12 •

is ideal for visual

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learners as well as

NONFICTION •

those who can’t get

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enough of prehistoric creatures.” —Booklist

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hen Ronnie’s parents go on a business trip and leave her with Miss Lernin—their neighbor and a retired paleontologist—for the week, Ronnie is sure she’s in for

dinosaur-sized adventure. After all, her last trip with Miss Lernin involved real-life dinosaurs!

So when they end up at the aquarium jellyfish exhibit, Ronnie is confused. Surely jellyfish aren’t as cool as dinosaurs, right? Wrong! Determined to show Ronnie just how interesting

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prehistoric life was before the age of the dinosaurs, Miss Lernin takes her back in time to the six parts of the Paleozoic Era to study the earliest lifeforms on Earth and how life moved from water to land. Abby Howard is the creator of the comic website Junior Scientist Power Hour. Before becoming a full-time artist, Howard studied evolutionary biology at McGill University, where her deep interest in dinosaurs was born.

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Rules of the Ruff

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A girl learns how to walk dogs—and walk tall— in this charming, coming-of-age novel

S E LLING POINTS ●● Dogs!: Dogs are a favorite subject, and any dog lover will delight in the many kinds of

PRAISE FOR Rules of

the Ruff

canines featured ●● Middle grade at its best: A

“A thoughtful and

poignant coming-of-age story

fast-paced story.”

with pitch-perfect voice

—Kirkus Reviews

●● Funny and commercial premise:

“Give this to dog lovers

Readers will laugh at these

or readers seeking

pranking, feuding dog walkers

a light and breezy

●● Bonus content: Includes a

summer read.” —School

sample chapter of Lang’s new

Library Journal

book, Wrong Way Summer

“Dog lovers will laugh, cry, and cheer for

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Jessie, Wes, and their

272 pages

pack of pups in this

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fun read.” —Booklist

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“A great read.” —School Library Connection

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welve-year-old Jessie is in for a long, lonely summer at her aunt and uncle’s house. Her uncle is clueless, her aunt is downright frosty, and worst of all, her cousin Ann thinks Jessie isn’t cool

enough to hang out with anymore. But Jessie is industrious, and—not content with being ignored all summer—she convinces Wes, a grouchy neighborhood dog walker, to take her on as his apprentice.

Sure, dog walking turns out to be harder than she expected, but she has Wes’s dog-walking code, the Rules of the Ruff, to guide her, and soon, she’s wrangling her very own pack like the best of them. But when Monique, a charming rival dog walker, moves to town, she quickly snatches up most of Wes’s

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business—and Jessie decides she isn’t going to take this defeat with her tail between her legs. Heidi Lang is the author of Wrong Way Summer and the coauthor of A Dash of Dragon and A Hint of Hydra as well as a former professional dog walker. She lives in Richland, Washington.

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THE UNINTENTIONAL ADVENTURES OF THE BLAND SISTERS BOOK #3

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ow that they’ve returned from the Uncanny Valley to find their home in Dullsville in absolute shambles,

Jaundice and Kale are rescued by high-flying aviatrix

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Beatrix Airdale. This time they’re jetting off (literally) to

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By way of Casablanca and after foiling multiple attacks

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along the way (thanks to Jaundice’s nautical knot-tying

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Bland Sisters are reunited with their parents. But it turns out that mom and dad aren’t as bland—or as “Bland”—as Jaundice and Kale remember. Thanks to their mother’s old

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archaeology notebook, the Bland Sisters uncover their parents’ real identities and help them achieve victory in

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picture books for children, including Ugly Fish, Rabbit & Squirrel, Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, and the Geisel Award–winning chapter-book series the Infamous Ratsos. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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n the thrilling conclusion to the Odds trilogy, our four heroes try to investigate the mysterious high scores

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Mighty Odds grow closer as friends, they find out

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that the Auxano company has been experimenting on more than just the rabbits: They’ve been using

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their technology to make their children smarter. So the Odds rush to the lab to see what’s really going

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on—but is this motley group of kids with patchwork powers really enough to save the day?

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Academy: A Christina Starspeeder Story trilogy, and

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The Cutest Thing Ever. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her family and their loud cat.

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Apocalypse Taco

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From bestselling author Nathan Hale, a fast-food run turns strange when the drive-through becomes a portal to another dimension PRAISE FOR Apocalypse Taco “A well-balanced mix of sci-fi, horror, and humor.” —Kirkus Reviews “Perfect for fans of weird fiction, with a visual style that will appeal to fans of horror comics.” — Booklist

S E LLING POINTS ●● Beloved author: Hale is a New York Times bestselling author and has been nominated for several Eisner Awards for the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, including Best Writer/ Artist ●● Sci-fi adventure: This actionpacked tale full of aliens and monsters is perfect for reluctant readers ●● Bonus material: Features a 16-page excerpt from Raid of

“Hale has done it again.”

No Return, one of Nathan Hale’s

—School Library Journal

Hazardous Tales!

“Weird, freaky fun.” —Publishers Weekly

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sinister drive-through threatens to end the world—and three kids in a beat-up truck are humanity’s only hope! The night before dress rehearsal, a school theater troupe is working

late and very hungry. So 11-year-old twins Axl and Ivan—along with their 16-year-old driver, Sid—vol-

unteer to make a late-night fast-food run. At the drive-through, their tacos start to move. And they

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don’t seem friendly! Even after they get rid of the food, the world around them isn’t quite right. There are strangely-moving cars, buildings, and people—and they seem intent on swallowing everything in their path. Now the trio will have to use their wits, their truck, and even their windshield scraper to escape . . . before they’re replaced by monstrous versions of themselves! Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series and the graphic novel One Trick Pony. He lives in Orem, Utah.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Star author: Mientus is a young star who is well-loved in the Broadway community and has a huge social media following ●● LGBTQ+ representation:

BACKSTAGERS BOOK #1

BACKSTAGERS BOOK #2

The Backstagers and the Ghost Light

The Backstagers and the Theater of the Ancients

● ● BY A N DY M I E N T U S   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY R I A N S YG H

Features a diverse group of LGBTQ+ characters and will especially appeal to young readers in this community ●● New look: Covers from Veronica Fish gives the series a fresh new look while the fun interior art from Rian Sygh remains

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he stage crew at St. Genesius Prep—or Backstagers, as they like to call them-

selves—are ready for whatever the theater world

can throw their way: the madness of tech week,

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fter all the backstage ghost drama during Phantasm, things are quiet at St. Genesius Prep.

Too quiet. But when that quiet is filled by a mysterious voice that haunts the Backstagers day and night, they

inevitable prop malfunctions, and all the para-

set off on a globe-trotting adventure to discover the

normal activity that goes on behind the scenes.

ancient secrets of the legendary artifacts of the theater.

But lately, someone—or something—seems set

Can they solve the mystery in time to open their pro-

on ruining their production of Phantasm. It all

duction of the rock musical Tammy? Each Backstager

started when an actor brought a Spirit Board

brings unique skills to the team: Mischievous Sasha

to the cast party, and the ghost light blew out.

is impossibly positive, no-nonsense Aziz makes

Every good theater kid knows that a ghost light

sure everything runs smoothly, whiz-kid Beckett is a

needs to be left on to ward off ghosts. So when

perfectionist through and through, flirtatious Hunter

it went out, could something evil have snuck

knows the backstage better than anyone, and sweet

into the theater? To figure out what’s haunting

Jory can think his way through any problem. Effortlessly

the theater and save the show, the Backstagers

inclusive and full of adventure, The Backstagers and

will have to use their smarts, their bravery, and a

the Theater of the Ancients is sure to have readers

little bit of magic!

calling, “Encore!” Andy Mientus is an actor, singer, and songwriter who is known for his roles in Spring Awakening, Wicked, Les Misérables, Smash, and The Flash. He lives in New York. Rian Sygh is a comic artist and cocreator, along with James Tynion IV, of the award-winning

Backstagers comics. He lives in Glendale, California.

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LUMBERJANES BOOK #3

Lumberjanes: The Good Egg ● ● BY M A R I KO TA M A K I  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY B R O O K LY N A L L E N

RIGHTS: WORLD

S E LLING POINTS

Based on the bestselling graphic novels, this series of middle-grade novels contains all-new, action-packed adventures

●● Comics phenomenon: Lumberjanes is a New York Times bestselling comics series that has sold over 1 million copies

New paperback look! PRAISE FOR the Lumberjanes series

●● LGBTQ+ diversity: Features a broad spectrum of genders and identities ●● Dream team: Tamaki’s This One Summer was a Caldecott Honor book and Printz Award winner,

★ “This middle-grade

and Allen is the original illustrator

charmer can make even the

of the Lumberjanes series

coldest, bleakest day feel like a sunny day at summer camp.” —Kirkus Reviews

●● Bonus chapter: Includes a sample of the sequel: Ghost Cabin

“Full of puns, adventure, magical creatures, and girl power aplenty.” —Booklist

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“Destined to delight.”

throughout

—Shelf Awareness

240 pages

“Seamlessly mixes

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fantasy, adventure, and

HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm

just plain fun!” —School

Paperback

Library Connection “Feisty, feminist fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

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elcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin—Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley—love their

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summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy

their no-nonsense counselor, Jen, and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries. And this visit is no exception! When animal lover Ripley discovers a giant egg in the forest, she’s determined to take care of it until it hatches. But when a group of egg poachers steals the egg for their own collection, Ripley and friends will have to “hatch” a plan to get it back. Mariko Tamaki is a writer known for her graphic novel This One Summer, a Caldecott Honor Book and Printz Award winner, co-created by her cousin

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Jillian Tamaki, among other notable works. Visit her at marikotamaki. blogspot.com. She lives in Oakland. Brooklyn Allen is a co-creator and the original illustrator of the Lumberjanes series and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Richmond, Virginia, and can be found online at brooklynaallen.tumblr.com.

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RONAN BOYLE BOOK #1 RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

S E LLING POINTS ●● Bestselling book: Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles was

Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles ● ● BY T H O M A S L E N N O N  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY J O H N H E N D R I X

The instant NY Times bestseller set in a world of law-breaking leprechauns from actor and writer Thomas Lennon

an instant New York Times bestseller ●● Celebrity author: Lennon is known both as an actor and as a screenwriter, and he’s infused his

PRAISE FOR Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles

signature humor into this series ●● Luck of the Irish: Lennon draws

An instant New York

from Irish myths and has created

Times bestseller!

a world as magical as those of Artemis Fowl or The Land of

“The next Harry Potter.”

Stories

—New York Post

●● Bonus chapter: Includes a

“Extremely funny.” —Wall

teaser chapter of the sequel,

Street Journal

Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of

“Equal parts J.K. Rowling

Certain Death

and Douglas Adams.” —“Weird Al” Yankovic

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“Flat-out laughed out

10 black-and-white spot

loud!” —Patton Oswalt

illlustrations 336 pages

“An entertaining series

WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm

opener.” —Publishers Weekly

HEIGHT: 8¼" • 210mm

“As flavorful as the strongest

Paperback

Irish stout.” —Kirkus Reviews

PUB MONTH: MARCH

“Delightfully absurd.”

AGES 10 TO 14 •

—Bulletin of the Center

MIDDLE‑ GRADE FICTION

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ourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, the Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures. Ronan’s parents are in

jail for a crime they didn’t commit, and he’s convinced that they were framed by the wee people. So

despite his small size, poor eyesight, and social awkwardness, Ronan is determined to learn all he can from the Garda in order to prove his parents’ innocence. To show he’s got what it takes, he’ll have to confront a fiery leprechaun, a sinister harpy, and a whole world of monsters. Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian, and actor who has worked on dozens of movies and TV shows, including Reno 911! and Night at the Museum. Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver. John Hendrix is author and illustrator of many books, including The Faithful Spy, which won the 2018 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. He lives in Webster Groves, Missouri.

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THE FLASH BOOK #3

SUPERGIRL BOOK #3

The Flash: Supergirl: The Tornado Master of Twins Illusion ● ● BY B A R RY LYG A 

● ● BY J O W H I T T E M O R E 

●  B A S E D O N T H E C W

●  B A S E D O N T H E C W

SHOW THE FL ASH

SERIES SUPERGIRL See The Flash Crossover novel #2, page 172

RIGHTS: US AND CANADA, ENGLISH

S E LLING POINTS ●● Epic tie-in adventure: Takes place within the worlds of the CW’s The Flash and Supergirl, making these must-reads for fans of the TV series ●● Built-in fan base: The Flash and Supergirl are two of the top-rated shows on TV, with millions of viewers each week ●● Hot genre: Original middle-grade and YA based on popular brands continue to attract big-name authors and find success in the marketplace

S PECIFICATIONS 272 pages WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm HEIGHT: 8" • 203mm Paperback PUB MONTH: MAY AGES 10 TO 14 • MIDDLE‑ GRADE FICTION

B

arry Allen has run many places, at speeds not humanly possible, into the

THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL and all related characters and elements are © and DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: & © WBEI. (s20)

past and across the multiverse. But now he

A

gala in National City goes from utterly elegant to completely chaotic when a

princess begins hurling fireballs at a seemingly

has to do the impossible: run into the future.

innocent bystander. Luckily Kara Danvers is on

To the 64th century, to be exact, where he

hand as Supergirl and able to quickly contain

must uncover Hocus Pocus’s secrets and

the damage. But what caused the peace-loving

face the evil Abra Kadabra. Meanwhile, on

princess to unleash such fiery fury? The innocent

Earth 1, in the present, Kid Flash continues to

bystander was Felix Faust, a centuries-old villain

investigate Earthworm, hoping to stop him

who brought devastation to the princess’s ances-

before he strikes again. Plus, the team has

tors long ago. Not only is Faust the epitome of evil,

to band together to try to save Barry’s job

he also has the ability to cast illusions so believable

at CCPD. Good thing Team Flash believes

that even Supergirl falls prey to his magic. What

that the impossible is just another exciting

does Faust want in National City? Supergirl and the

challenge.

DEO face one of their most chilling foes yet when they square off against the Master of Illusion! Barry Lyga is the author of the New York Times bestselling I

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Jo Whittemore is the author of

Hunt Killers series and many

numerous middle-grade humor and

other titles for young adults. A

fantasy novels. She is a member of

self-proclaimed Flash fanatic, Lyga hosts pod-

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the Society of Children’s Book Writers

casts near New York, where he lives with his

and Illustrators. She writes from a secret lair in

family. Follow him online at barrylyga.com.

Austin, Texas, that she shares with her husband.

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ISBN 978-1-68335-408-6

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Crossover: These squeakyclean YA titles offer accessible retellings of classics for teens

Talk Nerdy to Me ● ● BY T I F FA N Y S C H M I DT

Eliza takes center stage in this swoon-worthy third installment of the Bookish Boyfriends series

and tweens ●● Compelling themes: Features well-drawn STEM and feminism hooks while still remaining the perfect beach read ●● Popular tie-in: With Anne with An E going into its third season on Netflix, a new generation of fans are falling for the girl from Green Gables

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liza Gordon-Fergus is an expert rule-follower. She has to be; her scientist parents dictate her day-to-day decisions, and forbid her from dating. Which is why she finds

Curtis Cavendish maddening. He’s never punished for his class clown antics—and worse, his mischief actually masks brilliance. Like, give-Eliza-a-run-for-valedictorian brilliance. When Eliza reads Frankenstein for English class, she’s left feeling more like an experiment than a daughter. Curtis agrees to trade her Anne of Green Gables under one condition: She has to beat him at the science fair. Eliza knows they’re supposed to be

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competing, but the more time they spend together, the more she realizes she’s in over her head. Because one thing’s certain about Curtis: He makes Eliza want to break all the rules. Tiffany Schmidt is a former sixth-grade teacher. She lives in Pennsylvania

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with her family and spends her time baking cookies, chasing her sons and puggles around their backyard, and writing the kissing scenes first. Schmidt is the author of Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy and its sequel, The Boy Next Story, as well as four other books for young adults.

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A Taxonomy of Love

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

● ● BY R AC H A E L A L L E N

A YA romance—with a sparkling commercial voice and a dash of science—that explores a relationship over six years

S E LLING POINTS ●● Romantic interest: A swoonworthy read, perfect for fans of Jennifer E. Smith and Rainbow Rowell

PRAISE FOR A Taxonomy of Love

●● Scrapbook elements: Taxonomy charts, emails, letters, and chats

Junior Library

are interspersed throughout

Guild selection

●● Unique format: Snapshots over

2018 Book All Young Georgians Should Read ★ “Groundbreaking.” —School Library

six years bring a more-nuanced, fresh approach to exploring relationships, reminiscent of One Day and When Harry Met Sally ●● Bonus chapter: Includes a

Connection

sample from Rachael’s new book,

“An honest look at

The Summer of Impossibilities

adolescent attraction and life with a

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neurological disorder.”

352 pages

—Publishers Weekly

WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm

“This story . . . will enthrall readers.” —VOYA

HEIGHT: 8¼" • 210mm Paperback PUB MONTH: APRIL AGES 13 AND UP •

See The Summer of Impossibilities, page 177

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he moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s something at first sight.

The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being

outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of “friend” gets messier, too. Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn’t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it’s this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful.

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Rachael Allen is the author of 17 First Kisses, The Revenge Playbook, The Summer of Impossibilities, and A Taxonomy of Love, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2018 Book All Young Georgians Should Read. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. Visit Allen at rachaelallenwrites.blogspot.com.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Dramatic resurgence: Nickelodeon’s award-winning

THE KYOSHI NOVELS BOOK #1

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi ● ● BY F. C . Y E E

Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise continues to thrive, with a live-action Netflix series coming soon and a Facebook

From the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender comes a YA novel starring Avatar Kyoshi—now in paperback!

fandom of millions ●● Brand-new adventure: The

See Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi, page 178

never-before-told story from the life of a beloved Avatar—now in paperback ●● Dynamic duo: Includes a foreword by Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator and executive producer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series ●● Bestseller: The Rise of Kyoshi was an instant New York Times bestseller

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fter years of searching for the next Avatar, the four nations have found peace with Avatar

Yun—until Kyoshi, Yun’s friend and servant, demonstrates remarkable bending abilities herself.

With the identity of the true Avatar at stake, Kyoshi and her fiery friend Rangi flee the Avatar mansion and find supporters in the daofei—outlaws living in the shadows of the Earth Kingdom. But while Kyoshi, Rangi, and their daofei friends face off against underworld rivals, those who seek to control the Avatar draw close. This thrilling first installment maps Kyoshi’s journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo ISBN 978-1-4197-3209-6 ISBN 978-1-4197-3209-6 US $9.99 CAN $12.99 50999

pursuer of justice destined to become a legend in the world of Avatar. Outside of writing, F. C. Yee practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and has a day job mostly involving spreadsheets. His debut YA novel,

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, released in August 2017 to critical acclaim. He lives and writes in Denver. The Rise of Kyoshi was written in consultation with Michael Dante DiMartino, the c­ o‑creator, executive producer, and story editor of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

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DISTRIBUTED PUBLISHERS CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Cameron Kids Getty Publications Tate Publishing


RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Down Under the Pier ● ● BY N E L L C R O S S B E C K E R M A N  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY R AC H E L L S U M P T E R

S E LLING POINTS

There’s lots of fun to be had up on the pier, but it’s down underneath where the true—and totally free—magic happens

●● Seasonal: Available in time for summertime fun. Inspired by the Santa Monica Pier, Down Under the Pier celebrates all beach-town piers and boardwalks as well as free play ●● Environmental angle: Features the fun above the pier (rides and games), but more importantly, what can be found down under the pier—the wonderful intertidal world ●● Perfect to read aloud: Works as a fun read-aloud beach story, but also as a book about sea life ●● Educational backmatter: Includes an author’s note and visual glossary of intertidal creatures found in the book and at most piers

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here’s lots of fun to be had up on the pier—the Ferris wheel, the roller coaster, Skee-Ball and Whac-A-Mole, cotton candy, copper coins, the carousel. But it’s down

under the pier, at low tide, where the real magic can be found. The best part? It’s free. Nell

Beckerman’s poetic text and deep love of the intertidal zone, and Rachell Sumpter’s dreamy, “endless summer” art make this the perfect beach book.

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Nell Cross Beckerman writes picture books inspired by the magic of nature and the human spirit. She has produced, written, and directed shows for VH1, MTV, MSNBC, and the Discovery Channel. She lives in Venice Beach with her husband and two daughters. Rachell Sumpter is a painter and illustrator whose work has been featured in the

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New York Times, McSweeney’s, the Boston Globe, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also an art professor, shows her work in galleries, teaches workshops at museums, and enjoys reading, observing nature, and spending time with her partner and their two children. She lives in Seattle. This is her first children’s book.

cameron kids


The Good Song

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

● ● BY A L E X A N D R I A G I A R D I N O  ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY P E N E LO P E D U L L AG H A N S E LLING POINTS

A story about Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole (Iz) and his beloved medley of “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World”

●● Only picture book on beloved singer: This is the first picture book about Iz—Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole, pronounced Ka-MA-ka-vi-vo-le ●● Hugely popular song: Iz’s legacy lives on; his medley remains enormously popular and is often played at weddings, graduations, and other major life occasions ●● Informative backmatter: Book includes biographical information about Iz, as well as the song lyrics ●● Successful author: Second book from Alexandria Giardino, author of Junior Library Guild selection Ode to an Onion ●● Popular illustrator: Penelope Dullaghan has over 16,000 followers on Instagram @penelope_dullaghan

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 36 pages WIDTH: 10" • 254mm HEIGHT: 11½" • 292mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 5 TO 7 • PICTURE BOOK • ART ISBN 978-1-944903-83-1 ISBN 978-1-944903-83-1 US $18.95 CAN $23.95  5 1 8 9 5

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he day Iz was born, on a beautiful Hawaiian island, the world sang him a lullaby. What a good

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song. But what is the good song? Iz spent his short life listening for it and found it in his heart one

stormy night. And the good song rose up and over the rainbow and out to the world to the hearts of listeners everywhere. Based on the life of beloved Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole (1959–1997), The Good

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Song celebrates the inspiration behind Iz’s medley of the classic “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World,” and features the lyrics of the song. Alexandria Giardino’s first picture book, Ode to an Onion, was inspired by the poet Pablo Neruda and was a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Northern California, where she teaches writing, practices karate, and rides her mountain bike all over Mount Tam. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Ms., Marie Claire, and the American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. Penelope Dullaghan is an illustrator based in Indianapolis.

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Like Best Friends ● ● BY B O B R AC Z K A  ●   I L LU S T R AT E D BY M E R R I L E E L I D D I A R D

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Boy meets girl in this story of reluctant friendship that introduces young readers to the concept of similes

and art, children learn about the concept of similes (descriptions using like) ●● Friendship theme: Two unlikely friends meet at a playground ●● Established author: Poet Bob Raczka is the author of several picture books ●● Up-and-coming illustrator: Merrilee Liddiard published four books in 2019, including Terrible Times Tables; she has 52,000 followers on Instagram @mer_mag and runs the popular blog mermagblog.com

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ummer drags, like a book that starts out good, then isn’t. The boy is bored, like a frog waiting for a fly to buzz by. So the boy hops on his bike and heads for the playground, where he finds a

girl on a swing who beckons him to join her. At first, the boy is reluctant, but soon they are having fun like best friends, like characters in a book with a happy ending. Bob Raczka is a children’s author and poet who has written and illustrated several picture books about art and poetry. He lives in Chicago. Merrilee Liddiard is an author, illustrator, and blogger of kids’ design, crafts, and DIY at mermagblog.com. She illustrated Terrible Times Tables for Cameron Kids. She lives in Utah with her family.

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Do Not Rake Your Garden in a Party Dress ● ● W R I T T E N BY A I M É E B I S S O N E T T E   ●  I L LU S T R AT E D BY K E L LY P O U S E T T E

A tea party in the garden becomes a cautionary tale in this lovely book featuring whimsical collage illustrations

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Seasonal theme: Spring-inspired, this colorful picture book is a feast for the eyes and celebrates the joys of being outside ●● Classic cautionary tale: The kid-friendly if/then construct takes on a whole new style with an empowering ending ●● Whimsical collage art: Kelly Pousette’s collage and paper-cutstyle illustrations are magical ●● Up-and-coming illustrator: Kelly Pousette has 34,000 followers on Instagram @kpousetteillustration ●● Funny ending: Teaches readers that the best use of a party dress might just be to fly it like a kite

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When you’ve invited your friends for a tea party at two, pinned up your hair and polished your shoes, planned the music, the seating, the menu just so . . . Do not rake your garden in a party dress.

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For if you do . . . our garden tea party might turn into a breezy adventure in this gentle cautionary tale featuring Kelly Pousette’s beautiful, dimensional collage illustrations. Aimée Bissonette’s picture books are inspired by her love of the outdoors and the Northwoods. She lives in Minnesota with her family. Kelly Pousette is an illustrator and storyteller who experiments with both traditional and nontraditional techniques, often incorporating mixed media

such as paper-cut pieces and shadow boxes to magical effect. She lives in northern British Columbia with her husband and her very large dog, Clovis.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● Popular subject: The perennial gestational-fruit metaphor will be familiar to new moms

What’s Growing in Mommy’s Tummy? ● ● BY R AC H E L Q I U Q I L I

Is it a baby or a watermelon? A charming board book perfect for any curious toddler welcoming a new sibling

●● Developmental: Helps siblings-to-be engage with and understand the journey of pregnancy with sweet illustrations ●● Gift appeal: Great baby shower/ new baby/Mother’s Day gift!

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages WIDTH: 9" • 229mm HEIGHT: 8½" • 216mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 0 TO 3 ISBN 978-1-944903-87-9 ISBN 978-1-944903-87-9 US $14.95 CAN $18.95  5 1 4 9 5 9 CARTON 7 8 1 9 4 4 QTY: 9038 79 20

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hat’s growing in Mommy’s tummy? Every month it grows bigger, from the size of a poppy seed to a peach, from avocado to mango to watermelon! Watch Mommy’s tummy grow in

this sweet little book, perfect for mothers-to-be and soon-to-be big siblings. Rachel Qiuqi Li is an animator, illustrator, and designer based in Toronto. This is her debut board book.

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If . . .

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2 5 T H A N N I V E R S A RY E D I T I O N ● ● BY S A R A H P E R RY

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Take a fantastical journey wher anything can happen: leaves turn into fish, cats fly with wings, humans have tails, and dreams become visible

●● Perennial favorite: The original edition has sold over 137,000 copies ●● Additional spreads and spot art: This enhanced edition features

“Imagination is

two brand-new spreads, lots of

the name of the

new spot illustrations, and newly

game, and Perry

full-color text pages

plays with it with distinction. Eye-catching,

●● Updated fun: A reader’s guide prompts discovery of the “Secrets of If . . .”—Easter eggs

mind-bending

planted throughout the book

illustrations.”

that only the most observant of

—Booklist

children, educators, and parents may ever notice ●● Encourages creative thought: Parents and grandparents can feel good about books like this that are fun to read, fun to look at, and spark creativity

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 48 pages WIDTH: 8½" • 216mm HEIGHT: 10⅛" • 257mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 3 TO 5 • PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-947440-05-0 ISBN 978-1-947440-05-0 US $16.99 CAN $21.99  5 1 6 9 9 9 CARTON 7 8 1 9 4 7 QTY: 4400 50 20

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irst published in 1995, Sarah Perry’s delightful picture book of “surreal possibilities” was the Getty’s first children’s title and has remained a beloved backlist classic

over the course of two decades. Perry’s magical watercolors are an open invitation to the imagination and conjure up a world of limitless possibilities. Children of all ages will enjoy this romp through an inspiring, imaginative world. Reissued to celebrate a remarkable book’s 25th anniversary, this enhanced, expanded, and enlivened edition will appeal to a brand-new generation of readers. Sarah Perry is a sculptor who lives in California’s Tehachapi Mountains.

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Samuel Drew Hasn’t a Clue ● ● BY G A B BY DAW N AY A N D A L E X B A R R O W

●● Engaging illustrations: Vibrant

Join the animals as they follow Samuel Drew through the street and try to guess what’s inside the package he’s pulling behind him

images of charming street scenes ●● Rhyming text: Fun rhymes help children enjoy the story ●● Humor: Loaded with fun situations and a surprise ending ●● Beautiful details: Clues as to the ending of the story are dotted along the illustrations for children to find

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages WIDTH: 11" • 285mm HEIGHT: 9" • 228mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 3 AND UP • PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-84976-642-5 ISBN 978-1-84976-642-5 US $16.99 CAN $21.99  5 1 6 9 9 9 CARTON 7 8 1 8 4 9 QTY: 7664 25 22

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amuel Drew makes his way through the busy streets pulling a curious package behind him. But what could be inside? As all the animals try to guess, a wonderful

parade begins to form, leading to a very special party. Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow are an author-and-illustrator team based in London. Their previous books include A Possum’s Tail and London Calls!

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Double Trouble

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● ● BY S A R A H DY E R

Mischief is multiplied when twins are around!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Growing demographic: There are more twins today than ever, with 34 twins born for every 1,000 births ●● Perfect gift: A great story for twins to enjoy ●● Collage-style illustrations: Beautiful, innovative illustrations add to the amusement ●● Surprise ending: Fun story about a pair of mischievous twins who go looking for trouble! ●● Cheeky word play: With a surprise twist at the ending, the story encourages children to think on several levels at once

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages WIDTH: 9" • 235mm HEIGHT: 11½" • 295mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 3 AND UP • PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-84976-659-3 ISBN 978-1-84976-659-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99  5 1 6 9 9 9 CARTON 7 8 1 8 4 9 QTY: 7665 93 36 Next, they check the bathroom. “No, I don’t think

trouble’s here” says Erin.

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trouble.

llis and Erin are twins, and they love to draw and climb and play—but they also love looking for trouble! Will they find trouble in the kitchen or the bathroom? Maybe it’s in their bedroom, or

outside in their garden? Follow the twins on a fun-filled journey through their house, through their backyard, to the attic, and back, as they search for trouble and get into all sorts of mischief on the way.

Will they ever find trouble? Or will trouble find them? Sarah Dyer graduated from Kingston University, London, with a BA in illustration. She has written and illustrated seven picture books. Her first book, Five Little Fiends, has been translated into eight languages. Dyer lives in the UK with her husband and three children.

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“I don’t think you’ll find

trouble there,” sighs Erin.

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The House Full of Stuff ● ● BY E M I LY R A N D

The fourth title from the author-artist Emily Rand explores environmental issues, recycling, and the importance of being neighborly

S E LLING POINTS ●● Recycling issues: A story about recycling, reusing, and the environment ●● Emphasis on kindness: A tale of building community and helping your neighbor ●● Detailed illustrations: Readers will spot new things every time they look at Emily Rand’s incredibly detailed illustrations ●● Established author-artist: This is Emily Rand’s fourth children’s book

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Mr McDuff’s house, was full of stuff. There was stuff spilling from cupboards, stuff crammed into drawers, stuff squished into boxes and stuff balanced in piles all over the floor. Inside and outside, Mr Duff’s house was completely full of stuff.

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When Mo walked past the following afternoon, Mr McDuff was outside his house in his usual place, and there beside him was Mo’s bike. It was fixed and it was even better than it was before! It had streamers, a bell and a new basket as well. Mo was amazed!

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r. McDuff lives in a house full of stuff! He loves collecting things—bits and pieces that he thinks could be useful one day, but that his neighbors call junk! They all keep their houses

neat and tidy, and hurry by without saying hello. Everyone except Mo, that is. Can Mo and Mr. McDuff

convince the rest of the neighborhood that his stuff is useful, and that reusing and repairing is often better than throwing things away? Emily Rand is an author and illustrator living in London with her partner and daughter. Her books include A Dog Day, In the Darkness of the Night, and The Lost Property Office.

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How the Stars Came to Be

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● ● BY P O O N A M M I S T RY

Have you ever wondered how the stars came to be in the sky?

S E LLING POINTS ●● Beautiful, detailed illustrations: Stunning illustrations from an up-and-coming artist ●● Lovely folk tale: A simple, moving folk tale for a new generation ●● Evocative story, beautifully told: Simple tale of the sun, moon, and stars, ideal for bedtime reading ●● Gliterry cover: Spot lamination and gold foil make the cover sparkle and shine

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages WIDTH: 8" • 189mm HEIGHT: 10" • 246mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 5 AND UP • PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-84976-663-0 ISBN 978-1-84976-663-0 US $17.95 CAN $22.95  5 1 7 9 5 9 CARTON 7 8 1 8 4 9 QTY: 7666 30 44

But while the Girl had been putting the stars into the sky, a Monkey had been watching her carefully. Sitting on the branch of his favourite tree, the glistening stars had caught his eye! As the Girl sat with her head in her hands, the Monkey slowly crept down the tree and headed towards the bag.

There once lived a Fisherman’s daughter who loved to feel the light on her skin. During the day, she would dance and play, weaving in and out of the Sun’s rays.

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And at night she would push back the curtains, lie in the cool glow and think of her father working at sea, guided only by the light of the Moon.

he Fisherman’s Daughter loved to dance in the sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the moon. But when the moon disappeared for a few nights each month, she worried about her father and how

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he would find his way home from the sea in the deep darkness. When the sun finds her sobbing one night, he takes one of his rays and shatters it onto the ground, creating the stars and giving the girl the task of putting them into the dark night sky. This beautifully illustrated story gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky. Poonam Mistry is an illustrator living in the UK. Her style incorporates her love of nature and her Indian roots, and also explores the relationships between pattern, shapes, and color.

Stars and Poppy Seeds ISBN 978-1-84976-620-3 ISBN: 978-1-84976-620-3 US $16.99 CAN $21.99 5 1 6 9 9 9 781849 766203

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Bernard Makes a Splash ● ● BY L I S A S T I C K L E Y

A heartwarming story from textile designer and illustrator Lisa Stickley

S E LLING POINTS ●● Builds self-confidence: Gives children the positive message that all you need is a little bit of courage and you can do anything ●● Fun rhyming text: A distinct and humorous rhyming text about the difficulties of putting yourself out there and trying something new ●● Vivid illustrations: Lisa Stickley’s colorful illustrations bring her wonderful characters to life ●● Up-and-coming authorillustrator: Lisa Stickley was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Award 2018

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 pages WIDTH: 8½" • 213mm HEIGHT: 11" • 280mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL AGES 3 AND UP • PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-84976-660-9 ISBN 978-1-84976-660-9 US $16.99 CAN $21.99  5 1 6 9 9 9 CARTON 7 8 1 8 4 9 QTY: 7666 09 40

With a few days to go the contestants f lew in,

from all over the world; each one hoping to win.

The list grew with high divers three and then four, a Pekingese pup and a grey Labrador.

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Perrie Piccalilli

was top of the tree,

Terry and Marjorie

as good as can be.

Audrey Armstrong wore a

splendid swim cap,

Derek and Astor

always got a big clap.

ernard has been the manager of the local swimming pool for a long time, and practices his diving at night when no one else is around. When his pool holds a contest for high-diving

hounds from around the world, he hopes that he can work up enough courage to compete. This lovely story from the author of The Wobbly Waitress is a heartwarming tale about trying new things, even when we might need some help to find the courage to do them.

The Wobbly Waitress ISBN 978-1-84976-592-3 ISBN 978-1-84976-592-3 US $17.99 CAN $22.99  5 1 7 9 9

Lisa Stickley is an English textile designer, author, and illustrator. She trained at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Her previous books include The Wobbly Waitress.

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Hide and Seek City

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E X P LO R E T H E C I T Y W I T H A M AG I C A L M AG N I F I Y I N G G L A S S ● ● BY AG AT H E D E M O I S A N D V I N C E N T G O D E AU

Explore Hide and Seek City in this fun hidden-pictures book that comes with a magic viewfinder!

S E LLING POINTS ●● Fun search and find: Encourages careful looking and visual exploration ●● Hilarious and surprising: Exceptionally detailed and humorous illustrations (especially the hidden ones!) provide starting points for imaginative storytelling ●● Magic viewfinder included: Allows reader to see hidden images

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 32 page, magic viewfinder WIDTH: 10" • 260mm HEIGHT: 8½" • 210mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 3 AND UP • PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-84976-669-2 ISBN 978-1-84976-669-2 US $17.95 CAN $22.95  5 1 7 9 5 9 CARTON 7 8 1 8 4 9 QTY: 7666 92 48

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ALSO AVAIL AB LE his book isn’t quite what it seems! Children will love discovering the hidden world around Hide and Seek City. Using the magic viewfinder, readers can see inside houses, cars, shops, and

everywhere else. From the museum to the zoo, and from the post office to the pool, take a wacky walk through a world full of surprises. Illustrators and graphic designers Agathe Demois and Vincent Godeau studied together at the renowned Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. Their previous books include The Great Journey.

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Castle of Books ● ● BY A L E S S A N D R O S A N N A

Everything starts with a question, like this one: Why do we need books?

S E LLING POINTS ●● Children can create their own story: The minimal text allows readers to use their imagination to create their own worlds within the Castle of Books ●● Focus on the visual: Encourages children to look at images and interpret them in their own way ●● Prizewinning illustrator: Alessandro Sanna is one of Italy’s leading contemporary illustrators

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 48 pages WIDTH: 8½" • 216mm HEIGHT: 8½" • 216mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH AGES 3 AND UP • PICTURE BOOK ISBN 978-1-84976-668-5 ISBN 978-1-84976-668-5 US $17.95 CAN $22.95  5 1 7 9 5 9 CARTON 7 8 1 8 4 9 QTY: 7666 85 50

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n Castle of Books, two children go on a creative journey to discover the answer to the question

“Why do we need books?” As they pore over piles and piles of books and discover the incredible

worlds and words within, they find lots of answers to this question: to observe, to discover, to imagine, to understand each other, and so much more. Alessandro Sanna (b. 1975) is a prolific, award-winning Italian author and illustrator. His work has been exhibited around the globe and appeared in many major publications, including the New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker, and his books have been translated into numerous languages. He teaches illustration at the Academy of

Fine Arts in Bologna and lives in Mantua, Italy.

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Manners Begin at Breakfast M O D E R N E T I Q U E T T E F O R FA M I L I E S

S E LLING POINTS ●● An internationally renowned royal, Marie-Chantal has graced

● ● BY P R I N C E S S M A R I E - C H A N TA L O F G R E E C E  ●  F O R E W O R D BY TO RY B U R C H  ●  I N T R O D U C T I O N BY D R . P E R R I K L A S S

The essential guide for all parents

the pages of hundreds of international publications, from Vogue to Vanity Fair ●● Her line of children’s clothing, Marie-Chantal, is sold throughout the world ●● She writes a widely read blog devoted to parenting, manners, and lifestyle ●● Marie-Chantal of Greece has more than 210,000 followers on social media ●● Includes a foreword by designer Tory Burch and an introduction by renowned pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass

S PECIFICATIONS More than 100 color illustrations 232 pages WIDTH: 6" • 152mm HEIGHT: 9" • 229mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MARCH PARENTING/FAMILY • ETIQUETTE ISBN 978-0-86565-371-9 ISBN 978-0-86565-371-9 US $24.95 CAN $31.95  5 2 4 9 5 9 780865 653719

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he founder of a successful children’s clothing line, author of an influential parenting blog, and mother of five children,

Marie-Chantal of Greece is constantly asked how she manages to do it all. So many of these queries—about proper etiquette for

children in our fast-paced, technology-centered world—led her to recognize the need for a modern handbook on children’s manners. Manners Begin at Breakfast addresses rules of etiquette including basic table manners, social media, fashion do’s and don’ts, and party conversation. Covering children from infants to teens, it is an essential guide for all parents keen to raise polite, well-rounded children, equipped to thrive in society and develop into confident, successful adults. Illustrated with charming, specially commissioned watercolors, featuring a foreword by designer Tory Burch and an introduction by leading pediatrician Dr. Perri Klass, and written in a lively, conversational style, it is certain to become a perennial and must-have parental resource. Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, is the founder and creative director of Marie-Chantal, an international children’swear brand, and author of a parenting blog. Tory Burch is a fashion designer, businesswoman, philanthropist, and mother of three children. Dr. Perri Klass is a pediatrician, a professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University, and an awardwinning author of books on parenting and medicine.

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Moscow & St. Petersburg 1900–1920

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A R T, L I F E & C U LT U R E O F T H E R U S S I A N S I LV E R AG E

●● Updated edition, now in an

● ● BY J O H N E . B O W LT

affordable paperback

The quintessential guide to Russia’s vibrant and influential Silver Age, now in paperback

●● Illustrated with over 650 color and black-and-white illustrations ●● Surveys the flowering of the arts

Now in paperback!

against the background of the social and political upheavals roiling Russia ●● Contains an indispensable

“This book will serve as a

glossary

reference resource . . . . cover[s] not only every art group of the

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time but every aspect of the

More than 650 color and black-

Russian culture.”

and-white illustrations

—The Art Newspaper

396 pages

“(An) authoritative feast of a book.” ­— Irish Times

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n this lavishly illustrated, elegantly written volume, John E. Bowlt sheds new light on Russia’s Silver Age, the period of artistic

renaissance that flourished as Imperial Russia’s power waned.

Much of the creative energy could be attributed to the Symbolist movement, whose proponents sought to transcend the barriers of bourgeois civility and whose unconventional lifestyles led some critics to label them Decadents and Degenerates. But, as Sergei Diaghilev declared, theirs was not a moral or artistic decline, but a voyage of inner discovery and a reinvention of a national culture. Bowlt’s richly textured volume focuses not only on Russia’s bestknown artists from this period—Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, Igor Stravinsky, Anna Pavlova, and poet Anna Akhmatova—but also on lesser-known movements of the day—experimental theater, Nikolai Kalmakov’s innovative painting, and the free dance practiced by followers of Duncan and Dalcroze. John E. Bowlt is a specialist in Russian art history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has authored books on Symbolism, the avant-garde, and Socialist Realism. He has curated or cocurated numerous exhibitions and is professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literature at USC.

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Wonderland A L I C E ’ S A DV E N T U R E S U N D E R G R O U N D

S E LLING POINTS ●● New illustrations for key scenes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—specially created by award-winning illustrator Kristjana S. Williams—are woven

● ● E D I T E D BY K AT E B A I L E Y A N D S I M O N S L A D E N  ●  I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY K R I S TJA N A S . W I L L I A M S

Explore the phenomenon of Alice in Wonderland, which has captivated readers from Walt Disney to Annie Leibovitz for over 150 years

throughout the book ●● Published to coincide with a major exhibition in summer 2020 at the V&A, London ●● Examines the global impact of the Alice books in all media over the past century and a half ●● Includes quotes from well-known

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ewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into

170 languages. But why does it have such enduring and universal appeal, for both adults and children? This book explores the global impact of Alice in art, design, and ­performance from the 19th century to today. Starting with the Victorian literary and

individuals, such as actor/author

social context in which this story was created, it shows the ways in which Carroll’s

Stephen Fry and illustrator Ralph

books have been reimagined and reinterpreted by each new generation, from the

Steadman, who have been

original illustrations by John Tenniel to artwork by Peter Blake and Salvador Dalí, and

impacted by Carroll’s stories and

from the 1951 Disney movie to Tim Burton’s 2010 interpretation.

characters Kate Bailey is senior curator of design and scenography, and Simon Sladen is senior

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curator of modern and contemporary performance, in the theatre and performance

150 color illustrations

department at the V&A. Kristjana S. Williams is is an Icelandic-born illustrator based in

224 pages

London. She has won numerous awards and has over 16,000 followers on Instagram.

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The rich, complex, and beautiful kimono

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spring 2020 he kimono—worn by women, men, and children—is the ultimate signifier of Japan: revered within the country as the embodiment of national culture and regarded internationally as an exotic

fascination. Often viewed as a simple, unchanging garment, the kimono has been equated with

●● The most ambitious book on kimono ever published, covering the 17th century through today

“tradition” and seen as something static and timeless. This book, published to accompany a major

●● Beautifully and richly illustrated,

exhibition at the V&A, London, presents the kimono as dynamic and fashionable, and explores its

with over 250 images, including

significance in historical and contemporary contexts, both in Japan and in the West. Beautifully illus-

specially commissioned photos

trated, it includes more than 200 kimono from collections at the V&A and around the world, as well as

●● Brings together Western and

examples of the ways in which they have been represented in paintings, prints, and photographs, and

Japanese contributors and

interpreted more recently in popular culture and fashion, from Björk to David Bowie, John Galliano to Issey Miyake.

collections ●● Coincides with the Tokyo Olympics and increased interest

Anna Jackson is keeper of the Asian department at the V&A.

in all things Japanese

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Renaissance Watercolours F R O M D Ü R E R TO VA N DYC K

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Celebrate the vibrancy of Renaissance watercolors

the Victoria and Albert Museum, London ●● Brings together portrait miniatures, maps, natural history paintings, and images of the New World and Asia ●● Features the work of artistic greats such as Holbein, Van Dyck, Dürer, and da Vinci ●● Rarely exhibited, as watercolors are highly sensitive to light, many of the works remain incredibly vibrant

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any of the most beautiful Renaissance portraits, botanical illustrations, and

landscape paintings are watercolors. This book,

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published to accompany an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, presents these diverse and fragile artworks together for

The World View Maps and Landscape Painting

the first time. Spanning the period 1450–1640, it brings together 150 paintings by Leonardo

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n Britain the term ‘watercolour’ is only too often considered as little more than a synonym for the technique of landscape painting in transparent wash developed between the 1770s and the 1850s by J.R. Cozens, Thomas Girtin, J.S. Cotman and J.M.W. Turner. Analogous earlier works, notably those made around 1500 by Albrecht Dürer or over a century later by Anthony Van Dyck are typically regarded as harbingers of this ‘classic’ English method, while images in opaque ‘body colour’, including those in illuminated manuscripts, are dismissed as not ‘true’ watercolours. This distinction is artificial and unhelpful, as watercolour is actually a medium - pigment dissolved in water and bound with a sticky agent - which has been practiced in various ways since classical antiquity throughout the world, from Han Dynasty China to Aztec Mexico. Moreover, some illuminators employed translucent wash and others opaque pigments, or used both together, as did Dürer and even the canonical English watercolourists mentioned above. The present exhibition will explore the portrayal in water-based media during the Renaissance of scenery and places, plants and animals, and people: three portentous genres which reached as far afield as the New World and the court of the Mughal emperor. Watercolours at South Kensington As the Victoria and Albert Museum is home to the national collections of watercolours and portrait miniatures, it provides an especially apt venue for such a revisionist project. The museum’s origins lie in the Great Exhibition at London in 1851, which was followed by the Exposition Universelle at Paris in 1855. Paintings scarcely featured in the spectacle at Hyde Park, but four years

da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein, Nicholas Hilliard, and Anthony van Dyck, as

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well as exquisite works by less well-known artists, including Giulio Clovio, Joris Hoefnagel, Jacopo Ligozzi, and Jacques le Moyne de Morgues. Mark Evans is senior curator in the word and image department, at the Victoria and Albert

The Natural World Images of Plants and Animals

Museum, London.

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Enamel Portrait Miniatures

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enamel portrait miniatures offer a

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window into the social and political world

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in which they were made, a world before photography. This book includes a variety of famous faces, from political figures such as

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George Washington and Benjamin Franklin to society beauties like Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and royalty, including Charles II and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Making these

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expressive miniatures required not just artistry: The science involved was both laborious and complicated. Illustrated with stunning photography of some 50 objects, this new book shows in detail the almost invisible brushwork and fascinating techniques involved in creating these pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s superlative Gilbert Collection. Charlotte Johnson is the former assistant curator of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Andy Warhol ● ● BY S T E P H A N I E S T R A I N E

The perfect introduction to the life and work of this pioneering artist

S E LLING POINTS ●● Concise introduction to one of the most significant and influential artists of the 20th century ●● Lively and informative yet accessible text extensively

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illustrated in color ●● Explores the artist’s pivotal role in redefining access to culture and art as we know it

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●● Reveals the astounding legacy of Warhol, which has continued into the digital age

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he work of Andy Warhol (1928–1987) reflected and commented on contemporary themes in American

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society: consumerism, celebrity, mass production,

disaster, and death. To capture these ideas he used a wide range of iconic images: Coca-Cola, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, the electric chair, the crashed car, the race riot, and the atomic bomb. His openness to subject matter was matched by a willingness to explore all

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media, resulting in his innovative approach to painting, photography, drawing, and printmaking, and his influential activity as an experimental filmmaker. Andy Warhol offers a concise introduction to and pictorial overview of one of the greatest modern artists, one who redefined

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20th-century art. Stephanie Straine is curator of exhibitions and projects at Modern Art Oxford. She specializes in American art of the 1960s.

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Zanele Muholi

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Explore the stunning, moving, and exciting work of visual artist-activist Zanele Muholi

S E LLING POINTS ●● Presents the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic practice ●● Beautifully illustrated and printed in tritone throughout ●● Features six newly commissioned short texts as well as a glossary and chronology ●● Muholi’s work has been exhibited throughout the world and they have been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in 2016, a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016, and an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2018 ●● Muholi’s works are in major private and public collections worldwide, including MoMA, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Guggenheim Museum; Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Gallery of Art, Canada, and many more

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192 pages orn in South Africa in 1972, Zanele Muholi came to

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prominence in the early 2000s with photographs

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that sought to envision black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans,

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queer, and intersex lives beyond deviance or victimhood.

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Muholi’s work challenges hetero-patriarchal ideologies

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and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as confident and beautiful individuals bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance, and, frequently, violence. While Muholi’s intimate photographs of others launched their international career, their intense self-portraits solidified it. The illustrations include images from the key series Muholi has produced over the past 20 years, as well as never-

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before-published and recent works. This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice. Sarah Allen is assistant curator at Tate. Yasufumi Nakamori is senior curator, international art, at Tate.

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Aubrey Beardsley ● ● E D I T E D BY S T E P H E N C A L LO WAY A N D C A R O L I N E C O R B E AU - PA R S O N S

Discover the work of Aubrey Beardsley, a complex and intriguing artist who shocked and delighted late-Victorian London

S E LLING POINTS ●● Features an astonishing range of work by an artist who died at the age of 25 ●● Beardsley explored the erotic and the elegant, the humorous and the grotesque, winning admirers around the world with his distinctive style ●● Synonymous with Art Nouveau and a huge source of inspiration for psychedelic art and design in the late 1960s and 1970s, Beardsley’s work has never gone out of style

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ubrey Beardsley (1872–1898) is best remembered for his powerful illustrations for Salomé by Oscar Wilde.

Spanning just seven years, his intense, prolific career as a draftsman and illustrator was cut short when he died at the age of 25. His subversive black-and-white drawings and his complex persona became synonymous with decadence: He alighted on the perverse and erotic aspects of life and legend, shocking audiences with his bizarre sense of humor and fascination with the grotesque. His keen observation of his contemporaries makes him of his time, but his distinct style has resonated with subsequent generations. A major influence on the development of Art Nouveau, and on psychedelic pop culture and design in the late 1960s, Beardsley’s drawings remain a key reference for many artists today. Here, short essays on aspects of Beardsley’s remarkable career complement reproductions of his fascinating work. Stephen Calloway is an independent art historian, ­curator, and Beardsley scholar. Caroline Corbeau-Parsons is c­ urator, British art, 1850–1915, at Tate Britain, London.

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Steve McQueen

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Explore the work of Turner Prize–winning artist and Academy Award–winning filmmaker Steve McQueen

S E LLING POINTS ●● Steve McQueen is one of the most important artists, filmmakers, and screenwriters working today ●● McQueen’s works are poignant and provocative portraits of time and place that turn his unflinching eye to contemporary issues ●● Book provides a brief but informative overview of McQueen’s artistic career over the past 20 years and also explores his current practice in art and filmmaking ●● Contributors include Paul Gilroy, author of There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack and The Black Atlantic and a professor at King’s College, London; Hamza Walker, executive director of the LA nonprofit art space LAXART and an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Clarrie Wallis, senior curator of contemporary British art, Tate; and Solveig Nelson, an art critic and lecturer at the

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University of Chicago teve McQueen (b. 1969) is one of the most important artists, filmmakers, and screenwrit-

ers working today. Over the last 25 years he has been hugely influential in expanding the way

artists work with film. He has created some of the

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most seminal works of moving image designed for

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gallery-based presentation, as well as four major

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award-winning films: Hunger (2008); Shame (2010);

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12 Years a Slave (2013), which won Best Picture

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at the 2014 Academy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA awards; and Widows (2018). This book, which

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accompanies a major exhibition at Tate Modern, London, brings together all the video and film installations McQueen has made since 2000, including such large-scale video installations as Caribs’ Leap/ Western Deep (2002) and more recent films such as

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Ashes (2002–15), as well as new work. Clara Kim is the Daskalopoulos senior curator, international art (Africa, Asia, and Middle East), at Tate Modern.

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Spring ● ● BY DAV I D T R I G G

A fascinating journey through the visual portrayal of spring in Western art

S E LLING POINTS ●● An elegant gift book, celebrating all the joys of spring ●● Spans several centuries and features a wide variety of artists from William Blake, Natalia Goncharova, and Salvador Dalí to Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, and Damien Hirst ●● A beautiful publication, perfect as a gift or memento

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his lovely gift book presents some of the most beautiful, transformative, and amusing expres-

sions of spring pulled from the renowned collections

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of Tate, London. Divided into key themes—“Blossom and Blooms,” “Into the Landscape,” “In the Garden,” “Agriculture,” “Rebirth,” and “Uprising”—this book considers how the traditional season of growth and rebirth has influenced artists over centuries. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations, and installations are

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accompanied by brief captions adding background detail or additional information about the art, the artists, and their subjects. David Trigg is a critic and art writer based in Bristol, England. He is a regular contributor to publications including Art Monthly, ArtReview, Frieze, and Art Papers. He is author of Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers.

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A Book of Fifty Drawings

British Baroque P O W E R A N D I L LU S I O N ● ● E D I T E D BY TA B I T H A B A R B E R

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rom the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Queen

Anne in 1714, the late Stuart period was a time of change for

Britain. This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at Tate Britain, London, explores how art and architecture was used by

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the crown, the church, and the aristocracy to project images of ubrey Beardsley (1872–1898) lived a desperately short life and his career spanned just seven years. Nonetheless,

his output as a draftsman and illustrator was prolific. Beardsley’s subversive illustrations became synonymous with decadence: He

delighted in the erotic, shocking audiences with his bizarre sense of humor and fascination with the grotesque. His work was deemed too scandalous by many publish-

power and status in an age when the power of the monarchy was being questioned. Including the work of the leading painters of the day—including Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller, and James Thornhill—it celebrates ambitious grand-scale portraits, the persuasive illusion of mural painting, the brilliant woodcarving of Grinling Gibbons, and magnificent architecture by Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and John Vanbrugh for St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court and Blenheim Palace—the great

ers of the period, but found

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buildings of the age. Here is the opportunity to encounter a rich,

51 black-and-white illustrations

with the notorious Leonard

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sophisticated, but largely forgot-

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Charles Smithers (1861–1907).

176 pages

ten era of art history.

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This book, published by Smithers in 1897, is as much a historic document as it is a beautiful introduction to Beardsley’s art.

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Tabitha Barber is curator of

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British art, 1500–1750, at

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Tate, London.

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Alice Insley is assistant curator, historic British art, at Tate Britain, London.

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A new book on American artist Kara Walker and her Fall 2019 installation at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

well-known and influential artists working today ●● Book features powerful new writing on the artist by awardwinning author Zadie Smith ●● Reveals the full background behind the making of the Tate installation as well as a broader survey of the artist’s life and work ●● Fifth title in a series from Tate

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he works of New York–based artist Kara Walker (b. 1969) have been featured prominently in exhibitions around the world since the mid-1990s. Walker is renowned for her candid

explorations of race, gender, sexuality and violence, from drawings, prints, murals, shadow puppets, cut-paper silhouettes, and projections to large-scale sculptural installations, often referencing the

accompanying annual site-

history of slavery and the antebellum American South. Now, Walker is creating the latest Hyundai

specific commissions by some of

Commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Documenting the work’s creation, this book includes

the world’s leading artists

images of the work in process as well as the final installation. Walker introduces a personal selection of archival images and artworks that have influenced her during the genesis of this work. Essays

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by curator Clara Kim and a specially commissioned piece by the celebrated writer Zadie Smith offer fresh and intriguing insights into Walker’s life and career. Clara Kim is the Daskalopoulos senior curator, international art (Africa, Asia, and Middle East), at Tate. Zadie Smith is one of today’s most respected and popular writers. Her bestselling novels White Teeth, NW, and On Beauty have won numerous prizes. She is a professor of fiction at New York University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Bosch in Detail

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introductions to some of the

is one of the most famous art-

world’s most popular artists,

ists in the world. This book explores

his best-known paintings, revealing them in amazing full-page, close-up

looking at their works in incredible detail ●● Filled with superbly reproduced

details. Organized thematically, it

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offers exceptional views of master-

offering new views of some of the

pieces like The Garden of Earthly

world’s most popular paintings

Delights, The Haywain Triptych, The Temptation of St. Anthony, and The Seven Deadly Sins. Author Till-Holger Borchert guides readers through the painter’s work in clear and accessible language, and from less-familiar and surprising angles. Till-Holger Borchert, a German-born art historian, is director of the Bruges Museums in Belgium.

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his fascinating book views the work of Flemish painter Jan van

Eyck (c. 1395–1441) under a magnifying glass. Van Eyck studied fauna

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and flora in their natural environment and under carefully chosen light conditions, and then achieved a breathtaking and convincing realism in his paintings. Each work is a collection of minuscule details rendered with superb clarity—or at least that is

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the viewer’s first impression. As this book reveals, Van Eyck’s exceptional talent was his understanding of how the human brain supplements visual perception. Here, full reproductions of his work as well as close-up details are organized by theme. The text includes a biographical note and information on the

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technique of oil painting on panel, and an explanation of how Van Eyck achieved his innovative results. This is an unprecedented look at the work of a popular master. Maximiliaan P. J. Martens is professor of art history at Ghent University. Annick Born is a researcher at the same university’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Art & Science.

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Understanding Photography I N T E R P R E T I N G A N D E N J OY I N G T H E G R E AT P H OTO G R A P H E R S , NEW EDITION

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● ● BY I A N J E F F R E Y  ●  F O R E W O R D BY M A X KOZ LO F F

An accessible, illustrated, and passionate introduction to photography as an art form

revised edition of the successful How to Read a Photograph ●● Some 400 iconic photographs are explained and decoded, in accessible language and an attractive format ●● Photography is popular, widely collected, and featured in most art museum collections

S PECIFICATIONS 400 illustrations 440 pages WIDTH: 7" • 170mm HEIGHT: 9⅝" • 240mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL ART • PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-4197-3599-8 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3599-8 US $35.00 CAN $44.00  5 3 5 0 0 9 781419 735998

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nderstanding photographs has never been easy. Many photographs—including some of the best known—were

not taken with a clear idea in mind. And even if they were, the idea was soon overlooked or forgotten. In this profusely illustrated book, Ian Jeffrey hands us the tools to decode key photographs. By giving the reader the necessary biographical

and historical information, the author helps us to fully understand photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Cindy Sherman, Rinko Kawauchi, Nan Goldin, Thomas Ruff, Dorothea Lange, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, and László MoholyNagy, among others. At the same time, readers explore an overview of the history of photography by looking at one image at a time. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of the works and relevant contextual information. Ian Jeffrey is an English writer and art historian. He has written several books about photography, most notably the photography volume for Thames & Hudson’s World of Art series and Phaidon’s The Photography Book. Max Kozloff is former editor of Artforum, a leading photography critic, and the author of numerous books.

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Ludion Books


Raphael in Detail

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● ● BY S T E FA N O Z U F F I

Beautiful introduction to one of the most important Renaissance painters, on the 500th anniversary of his death

S E LLING POINTS ●● Raphael is considered one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance ●● 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and there will be celebratory exhibitions ●● Raphael’s work is found in the collections of the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and other North American museums ●● Latest addition to the wellreviewed and successful “In Detail” series

S PECIFICATIONS 200 color illustrations 288 pages WIDTH: 9¾" • 248mm HEIGHT: 12½" • 318mm Hardcover with jacket PUB MONTH: MAY ART

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rowned the “Prince of Painters” by Giorgio Vasari, Raphael (1483–1520) stands as one of the most popular artists of the Italian Renaissance. Famous for his serene and harmonious

Madonnas, he was and continues to be an extremely influential painter. Hired by Pope Julius II as

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his chief architect, Raphael was given his first commission, to decorate the papal apartments at the Vatican, in 1509; today these sumptuous rooms attract visitors from all over the world. This book shows the artist’s masterpieces as never before, in beautiful close-up details. Art historian Stefano Zuffi takes the reader on a voyage into Raphael’s life and work, traveling from one detail to another. The book is organized thematically and includes a biography and an annotated list of works. Stefano Zuffi is an art historian and has authored more than 60 books, including How to Read Italian Renaissance Painting, Caravaggio in Detail, and Leonardo in Detail.

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Gold Mountain, Big City K E N C AT H C A R T ’ S 1 9 47 I L LU S T R AT E D M A P O F S A N F R A N C I S C O ’ S C H I N ATO W N

S E LLING POINTS ●● A unique addition to the rich field

● ● BY J I M S C H E I N A N D AU B R E E M L A D E N OV I C

The unique character of San Francisco’s Chinatown is revealed in a historical map and fascinating photographs

of San Francisco history ●● Beautiful full-color illustrations, along with archival black-andwhite photographs, presented in an oversize format, will appeal to both art and history fans ●● Authors are proprietors of popular antique map and print store in San Francisco ●● Includes complete full-color fold-out map

S PECIFICATIONS More than 200 color illustrations 128 pages WIDTH: 9" • 228mm HEIGHT: 13" • 330mm Hardcover, fold-out map enclosed in envelope PUB MONTH: MARCH HISTORY • REGIONAL ISBN 978-1-944903-89-3 ISBN 978-1-944903-89-3 US $40.00 CAN $50.00  5 4 0 0 0 9 781944 903893

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his colorful and playful time capsule of San Francisco’s Chinatown shares the stories of the

unique businesses, culture, and people encountered

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by map illustrator Ken Cathcart between 1939 and 1955. Each quadrant of the map, supplemented by never-before-seen black-and-white photographs and meticulous research, drops the reader into a world of

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curious characters that reveals a glimpse of the immigration story so universal to America in both its celebratory aspects and its darkness. Jim Schein lives in San Francisco and is the owner and

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operator of Schein & Schein Antique Maps and Prints along with his wife, Marti Schein. Aubree Mladenovic works at Schein & Schein Antique Maps and Prints in San Francisco.

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Postmark Paris

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● ● BY L E S L I E J O N AT H

The colorful world-within-a-world of postage stamps illustrates this lyrical account of life in Paris

S E LLING POINTS ●● Perfect for lovers of French culture and history ●● Reproduction of historical French postage stamps will appeal to stamp collectors and art lovers alike ●● Features clean, minimalist design in a small, gifty format

S PECIFICATIONS 60 color illustrations 108 pages WIDTH: 5½" • 140mm HEIGHT: 6½" • 165mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL TRAVEL • MEMOIR ISBN 978-1-944903-90-9 ISBN 978-1-944903-90-9 US $14.95 CAN $18.95  5 1 4 9 5 9 781944 903909

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eflecting on a year of her childhood spent living in Paris, a woman illustrates her unfor-

gettable experiences in the City of Light through the evocative images of the postage stamps she collected there. These tiny yet powerful pieces of

art transport readers into the endlessly surprising daily life of the city, and help to illuminate a story of finding one’s place in a world far from home. Leslie Jonath is an editor, writer, and founder of Connected Dots Media. She was formerly creative director at Chronicle Books. Her recent books include Feed Your People: Big-Batch, Big-Hearted Cooking and Recipes to Gather Around and The Little Pleasures of Paris.

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Sneakers NEXT SIZE UP

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● ● C O M P I L E D BY M I L K

Two key volumes chart the phenomenon of sneaker culture in a rich tapestry of stunning images and compelling stories

●● Sneaker culture is a truly global, fast-moving phenomenon and huge financial success ●● Next Size Up includes interviews and imagery by leading fashion icons and manufacturers, among them Paul Smith, Sarah Andelman, Anthony Burrill, Alexander McQueen, Nike, Vans, Prada, At Last . . . , and many more ●● This massive two-volume slipcased set, consisting of Next Size Up and a reissue of the classic Size Isn’t Everything— offers a full overview of sneaker culture since it first emerged 20 years ago ●● Sneaker collectors spend untold amounts of money to have the latest and limited editions of their favorite shoes, many never to be worn ●● Size Isn’t Everything, reprinted here, has long been out of print and is highly collectible

S PECIFICATIONS 240 illustrations 480 pages WIDTH: 11¾" • 298mm HEIGHT: 7⅞" • 198mm Two-volume set, hardcover with slipcase PUB MONTH: MARCH ART • FASHION ISBN 978-1-86154-384-4 ISBN 978-1-86154-384-4 US $100.00 CAN $125.00  10000 9 781861 543844

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he universe of collectable sneakers, a contemporary phenomenon of global proportions, is presented here in two groundbreaking volumes. In the brand-new Next Size

Up, voices from the worlds of fashion, sports, design, art, and music speak to today’s sneaker culture explosion from every angle. And a reprint of 1998’s hugely successful

Size Isn’t Everything, which set the template for all other sneaker books that followed it, brings the story back to its roots, offering a freeze-frame of sneakers’ earliest heroes, from Snoop Dogg and Spike Jonze to athletes, teen idols, moguls, and more. Covering much more than design, including issues such as criminality, counterfeiting, value for money, fashion, and beyond, these two books offer a complete and highly covetable tribute to what is much more than a fashion obsession. Milk, the originator of the cult classic Size Isn’t Everything, is a global design collective of sneaker enthusiasts.

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Purr-fect Patchwork

Petal and Stem 4 0 M O D E R N F LO R A L Q U I LT B LO C K S TO M I X- A N D - M ATC H

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uilters can finally create their ideal landscape with no watering required! Use Amy Friend’s 40 adaptable

flower, stem, and leaf blocks (plus a snail and a butterfly!) to piece

elebrate our feline friends with one of Pamela Morgan’s 16 irresistible sewing projects: From bags

together a garden scene in any number of combinations: from

and pincushions to pillows and quilts, there is something for

tropical greenery using minimal greens and creams to a cottage

every cat lover in this book. Using a variety of piecing methods,

garden packed with all of the bold hues of summer. Included are

including subtle and sweet appliqué as well as bold patchwork,

six colorful quilt patterns, and a cute tote, designed and pieced

these projects are perfect for making gifts for your family and

by the author to help get readers started with their planning, as

friends or for swapping, as they are all well-suited to today’s

well as inspirational digital layouts to showcase just how custom-

modern homes.

izable these blocks can be. Perfectly pretty patchwork! Amy Friend is an award-

Pamela Morgan is an

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award-winning quilter and photographer. She is also a crazy cat lady! Morgan comes from a long line of sewists and artists and began quilting as a creative outlet while pregnant with her first child. Her work has been featured in Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly, local and regional quilt shows, and

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children, three cats, and a dog.

winning quilter and a

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former museum curator. A member of the Modern Quilt Guild, she enjoys paper piecing and modern quilt design. She blogs at duringquiettime.com and has 18,000 followers on Instagram @durinquiettime. Friend will be teaching two QuiltCon 2020 classes based on the book.

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Walk 2.0 M O R E M AC H I N E Q U I LT I N G W I T H YO U R WA L K I N G F O OT

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● ● BY JAC Q U I E G E R I N G

Kick “Quilt as Desired” to the curb with this practical guide to machine quilting using your walking foot by bestselling author and international instructor Jacquie Gering

●● Follow-up to Walk, Lucky Spool’s bestselling title with over 40,000 copies in print ●● Voted Best Quilting Instructor of the Year in 2017, Jacquie Gering teaches walking-foot quilting internationally at sold-out classes and events ●● Gering has 10,000 followers on Instagram @jacquietps

S PECIFICATIONS 150 color illustrations, 80 color photographs 160 pages WIDTH: 8" • 203mm HEIGHT: 10" • 254mm Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: APRIL CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-43-7 ISBN 978-1-940655-43-7 US $28.95 CAN $37.95  5 2 8 9 9 9 781940 655437

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n Jacquie Gering’s follow-up to her bestselling Walk, she offers new patterns to take your walking-foot quilt-

ing to the next level. Based on survey responses from

her students, she includes examples of the same quilt top quilted in different designs to help you select the quilting patterns that are just right for your latest finished project. Packed with more point-to-point designs, sashiko-inspired machine quilting, and innovative repeated concentric simple shapes, Walk 2.0 will appeal

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to any quilter who wants the control of a walking foot, but the look of beautiful custom quilting. Jacquie Gering is a prolific speaker and quilt teacher and a recognized leader in the modern quilting movement. She uses quilting as a medium to express her

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commitment to anti-violence and the issues of poverty and diversity. She loves being a part of the larger quilting community and is passionate about recruiting new quilters from diverse backgrounds. Visit her website at jacquiegering.com.

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Quilting with Liberty Fabrics

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1 5 Q U I LT S C E L E B R AT I N G 1 4 5 Y E A R S O F FA B R I C ● ● BY J E N N I S M I T H

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Celebrate 145 years of iconic Liberty London fabric with this sumptuous combination of practical pattern book and fascinating company history

●● Liberty London is one of the most storied and iconic brands in the world ●● The book was created with exclusive access to Liberty London’s archives and company resources ●● First official Liberty quilting book ●● Includes 15 Liberty-approved patterns ●● Superb photography, taken in Liberty’s iconic store on Regent Street in London

S PECIFICATIONS 350 color photographs, 50 black and white drawings, 150 color illustrations 224 pages WIDTH: 8¼" • 210mm HEIGHT: 10½" • 266mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: MAY CRAFT ISBN 978-1-940655-46-8 ISBN 978-1-940655-46-8 US $35.00 CAN $44.00  5 3 5 0 0 9 781940 655468

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ome back in time with us as author Jenni Smith celebrates the iconic designs that have made

Liberty London one of the world’s most iconic fabric

manufacturers, enjoying unparalleled success from 1875 to the present day. Here, 15 quilts celebrate Liberty’s history decade by decade, featuring these luxurious fabrics and reflecting changing fashion trends and major developments in both the store’s history and the history of design. Featuring beautiful details of the classic fabric designs produced over the years, each quilt will inspire readers to finally cut into those precious bits of fabric and begin enjoying them in pieced projects of their very own. Jenni Smith is a quilt teacher, dressmaker, and pattern designer based in Yorkshire, England, and the face of Liberty Quilting Cottons. She is a presenter on Sewing Quarter TV and also writes tutorials for the Immediate magazine portfolio.

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The Book of Forks ● ● BY R O B DAV I S

The much-anticipated final volume of Rob Davis’s dark and inventive trilogy

S E LLING POINTS ●● A darkly compelling, fiercely original coming-of-age tale set in a bizarre, distorted teenage landscape ●● Rob Davis won the British Comic Award and an Eisner nomination for The Motherless Oven, the opening volume of the trilogy ●● The gripping final installment of a trilogy that has been praised by Library Journal, the Village Voice, the Guardian, the Independent, and many other publications

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he Motherless Oven and The Can Opener’s Daughter may have raised more questions than they answered, but The

Book of Forks explains everything. Castro Smith finds himself imprisoned within the mysterious Power Station, writing his Book of Forks while navigating baffling daily meetings with Poly, a troubled young woman who

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may be his teacher, his doctor, his prison guard . . . or something else entirely. Meanwhile, back home, Vera and Scarper’s search for their missing friend takes them through the chaotic war zone of the Bear Park and into new and terrifying worlds. With The Book of Forks, Rob Davis completes his abstract adventure trilogy by stepping inside Castro’s disintegrating

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mind to reveal the truth about the history of the world, the meaning of existence, and the purpose of kitchen scales. Rob Davis is the author of the British Comic Award–winning

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graphic novel The Motherless Oven and its acclaimed sequel, The Can Opener’s Daughter. His graphic novel adaptation of Don Quixote was nominated for an Eisner Award and a British Comic Award.

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The Summer of Her Life

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● ● W R I T T E N BY T H O M A S VO N S T E I N A E C K E R   ●  A R T BY B A R B A R A Y E L I N

A contemplative and compelling tale about growing old and what it means to be happy

S E LLING POINTS ●● A poetic and beautifully drawn graphic novel that asks—and attempts to answer—some of life’s big questions ●● Barbara Yelin’s previous graphic novel, Irmina, was highly praised by Pop Matters, the Observer, the Quietus, and many others ●● A graphic novel that confronts the underrepresented subject of life in a senior care facility

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erda stands at the window of her nursing home, looking up at the stars. A question has been haunting her for

years, but until now she’s managed to avoid it: Has her life been a happy one? As she negotiates the degradations of old age and the indignity of being cared for by strangers, the past begins to seep into the present. Gerda remembers her life as a bespectacled

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schoolgirl, bullied for being smart. She remembers the time she spent as an aspiring astrophysicist. And she remembers, most powerfully, that one summer—the summer of her life—when she was forced to make the most difficult decision of all: between her career and her relationship. The Summer of Her Life is a poetic, touching, and profound graphic novel that grapples with life’s big questions. How do you know whether you’ve made the right choices? And what does it

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Thomas von Steinaecker is an award-winning German novelist and journalist. Barbara Yelin is a German comic book artist. Her graphic novel, Irmina, was nominated for an Eisner Award.

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Wine A G R A P H I C H I S TO RY

S E LLING POINTS ●● A fast-paced and insightful

● ● W R I T T E N BY B E N O I S T S I M M AT   ●  A R T BY DA N I E L C A S A N AV E

A graphic history of wine, from ancient times to today

graphic history of one of the world’s favorite alcoholic drinks ●● A unique collaboration between a wine specialist and a graphic novelist, Wine: A Graphic History is at once authoritative and brilliantly readable ●● A fascinating history that will give readers a fresh perspective on today’s worldwide wine culture ●● Books on wine and the history of wine are top sellers

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he history of wine is the history of civilization. It is the religious drink par excellence. In Greek

mythology, references to wine abound. In the Bible,

after the Flood, Noah plants a vineyard. In the Middle Ages, it was in the monasteries and churches that the syrupy drink of antiquity, unpalatable if not diluted, was transformed into the wine we know today. Wine expert Benoist Simmat and artist Daniel Casanave trace the story of wine from its origins in the Mediterranean to the

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globalized industry of the 21st century. Spanning the innovations that have punctuated wine’s long history, from oak-barrel aging to the invention of the bottle, Wine: A Graphic History leaves readers with a fresh view of our own drinking culture.

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Benoist Simmat is a journalist, essayist, and scriptwriter. A wine specialist, he is a longtime contributor to La Revue du Vin de France. Daniel Casanave is a French comic book artist and writer.

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Medicine

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A G R A P H I C H I S TO RY ● ● W R I T T E N BY D R . J E A N - N O Ë L FA B I A N I  ●  A R T BY P H I L I P P E B E R C OV I C I

An engaging, informative, and endlessly surprising graphic history of medicine

S E LLING POINTS ●● A comprehensive, amusing, and accessible guide to the history of medicine ●● A unique collaboration between a comic book artist and an eminent surgeon and professor of medical history ●● Sits neatly alongside a number of strong-selling works of graphic nonfiction, including Filmish and Economix

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n the Middle Ages, surgery was performed by barbers due to their skill with sharp instruments. In the mid-19th century, a “grand exhibi-

tion” of the effects of laughing gas inadvertently led to the discovery

of anesthesia. Three decades later, Louis Pasteur enjoyed a crucial breakthrough in his search for vaccinations because his assistant decided, against his orders, to take a vacation. Here, cardiac surgeon and professor of medical history Jean-Noël Fabiani stitches together the most significant and intriguing episodes from the history of medicine, from chance breakthroughs to hard-fought scientific discoveries. Spanning centuries and crossing continents,

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this funny, fast-paced yet rigorously detailed graphic novel guides us through one of the most wondrous strands of human history, covering everything from bloodletting to organ donation, X-rays, and prosthetics. Dr. Jean-Noël Fabiani is head of the department of cardiac surgery at Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris. He is also a professor at the Paris-Descartes University, where he spent a decade teaching the history of medicine. Philippe Bercovici is a comic book artist from Nice, France, who has published numerous comics and graphic novels.

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Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film ISBN 978-1-910593-03-5 ISBN 978-1-9105-9303-5 US $24.95 CAN $29.95 5 2 4 9 5 9 781910 593035

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Siberian Haiku ● ● W R I T T E N BY J U R G A V I L Ė  ●  A R T BY L I N A I TAG A K I

An intense, touching, and informative glimpse into life in exile

S E LLING POINTS ●● An unforgettable story that brings to life a neglected but crucially important period of Soviet Union history ●● Based on the true story of the writer Jurga Vilė’s father, who was exiled from Lithuania to Siberia as a child ●● Siberian Haiku has won numerous awards in Europe and has become a bestseller in Lithuania

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ne morning in June 1941, a quiet village in Central Lithuania is shaken out of its slumber by the sudden

arrival of the Soviet Army. Eight-year-old Algiukas awakes to the sound of Russian soldiers pounding on the door. His family is given 10 minutes to pack up their things. They are not told where they’re going or for how long.

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An airless freight train carries them from the fertile lands of rural Lithuania to the snowy plains of the Siberian taiga. There, in the distant, dismal North, they begin a life marked by endless hunger and unrelenting cold. And yet the darkness of exile is lightened, for Algiukas, by flights of imagination. Drawing on her father’s exile in Siberia, writer Jurga Vilė

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brings to light a neglected episode from the history of the Soviet Union. Beautifully drawn by Lina Itagaki, Siberian Haiku uses a child’s perspective to tell an unforgettable story of courage and human endurance.

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Jurga Vilė is a Lithuanian writer, translator, and film programmer. She lives in Spain. Lina Itagaki is a comic book artist and illustrator. She lives in Lithuania.

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Altitude

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An exhilarating graphic novel about the thrill and the terror of mountaineering

●● Appeals to fans of popular climbing films, including Free Solo and The Dawn Wall ●● In 2018, Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of El Capitan attracted media attention and sparked widespread interest in the sport of climbing ●● From the author of Snowpiercer, a graphic novel that was adapted into a film starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and John Hurt

S PECIFICATIONS Color illustrations throughout 296 pages WIDTH: 7½" • 190mm HEIGHT: 10½" • 267mm Hardcover PUB MONTH: APRIL GRAPHIC NOVEL • SPORTS ISBN 978-1-910593-81-3 ISBN 978-1-910593-81-3 US $25.99 CAN $32.99  5 2 5 9 9 9 781910 593813

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t 16, bivouacked on a mountainside beneath a sky filled with stars, Jean-Marc Rochette has already begun measuring

himself against some of Europe’s highest peaks. The Aiguille Dibona, the Coup de Sabre, La Meije: The summits of the Massif des écrins in the French Alps, to which he escapes as a teenager, spark both

exhilaration and fear. At times, they are a playground for adventure. At others, they are a battlefield. The young climber is acutely aware that death lurks in the frozen corridors of this Alpine range. In Altitude, Rochette tells the story of his formative years, as a climber and as an artist. Part coming-of-age story, part love letter to the Alps, this autobiographical graphic novel captures the thrill and the terror invoked by high mountains, and considers one man’s obsession with reaching the top of them. Jean-Marc Rochette is a French comic book artist. He is the creator of numerous graphic novels, including Snowpiercer, which was adapted into an acclaimed film. Olivier Bocquet is a comic book writer and the author of numerous graphic novels.

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French Pastry at the Ritz Paris ● ● R E C I P E S BY F R A N Ç O I S P E R R E T  ●  P H OTO G R A P H Y BY B E R N H A R D W I N K E L M A N N

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60 recipes 200 photographs 200 pages

elcome to the universe of François Perret, pastry chef at the Ritz Paris.

Savor the famous honey madeleine, or the

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Poire Belle Hélène en cage, and explore too

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this legendary hotel on the Place Vendome.

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Perret writes about his inspiration for his top

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10 creations, and then five haute pâtisserie

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desserts are each interpreted in three different variations: as an appetizer, as a main dessert,

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and as a light, sweet finishing flourish. The book concludes with Perret’s favorite: marble

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cake nestled in a box stamped with the name of the famous hotel; the dessert unveils itself like a precious gem. François Perret is the award-winning pastry chef at the Michelin-starred restaurants of the Ritz Paris. Bernhard Winkelmann specializes in still-life and food photography. He lives in Paris.

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Alexandre Gauthier C H E F, L A G R E N O U I L L È R E . .

S PECIFICATIONS 130 recipes 336 pages WIDTH: 8" • 205mm HEIGHT: 11" • 283mm Hardcover, open spine PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-4476-1 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4476-1 US $55.00 CAN $69.99 UK5 £45.00 5500

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elcome to La Grenouillère, the acclaimed restaurant opened in

a 16th-century farmhouse in 2003 by chef

Alexandre Gauthier. There, Gauthier has created a meticulous contemporary cuisine rooted in a rich and unique territory in northern France. La Grenouillère—awarded two Michelin stars—was renovated in 2011 by architect Patrick Bouchain, and this second incarnation

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of the restaurant has, like the first, become a key destination for food lovers from all over the world. Here, in Gauthier’s second book, are 100 new recipes, inviting you to discover the superb work of this acclaimed chef. Alexandre Gauthier is an acclaimed French chef. He is a regular speaker at culinary festivals and seminars worldwide and has won numerous awards. He was knighted in 2012 and made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2019. Marie Pierre Morel is a French photographer whose works have appeared in many books.

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Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion

Now back in print!

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n this handwritten, personal memoir, Pierre

92 pages

Bergé recalls his life with Yves Saint Laurent in

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Morocco. He remembers their arrival in Marrakech

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in 1966, their first home, and their exploration of

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Morocco and its fascinating light. He remembers

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friends—Loulou de La Falaise, Fernando Sánchez, Andy Warhol, Betty Catroux—who, like them, chose to live in Morocco, or visited them. He

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awakens the past with personal photographs, many published for the first time, and drawings

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and watercolors by Lawrence Mynott that evoke

“An idyllic collection of journal

the magic of Morocco. This moving, intimate book,

entries (penned in Bergé’s

bound to resemble a leather journal, offers a rare

handwriting), sketches,

glimpse into the personal life of the designer,

and photographs that will

revealing how Morocco inspired some of YSL’s

whisk you away to an earlier

greatest collections.

time.” —InStyle.com

Pierre Bergé (1930–2017) was the lifelong partner of Yves Saint Laurent. Lawrence Mynott is a leading English illustrator, designer, and portrait painter.

Inspiring Fashion

“Mesmerizes with its exotic imagery and the intimate memories of its author, Saint Laurent’s lifelong partner.” —Tribune Newspapers

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S PECIFICATIONS he Première Vision group has been a source of

300 color illustrations

inspiration for fashion professionals the world

240 pages

over for 45 years, constantly inspiring and making

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sense of the latest trends. Its international trade

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fairs have become events for all industry creatives

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who seek out makers of fabrics, leather, accessories,

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and more to help innovate their collections and make their lines successful. This book, beautifully illustrated with archival images, photography from magazine features, and portraits of craftspeople and designers, recounts the story of the group,

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originally formed by 15 weavers from Lyon, France, and focuses on the fashion revolutions of the past decade. For those interested in fashion, here is a new perspective on its creation and a glimpse into the industry of the future. Lydia Bacrie is editor-in-chief of L’Express Styles, the lifestyle supplement of the French magazine L’Express. Charlotte Brunel is editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine L’Express diX.

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Chaumet BEHIND THE SCENES

S PECIFICATIONS 200 color photographs

● ● P H OTO G R A P H S BY J U L I E N FA L S I M AG N E  ●  T E X T BY A L I X D ’ H AU T E F E U I L L E

192 pages

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he history of the fine Parisian jeweler Chaumet has been entwined with that of France since

Chaumet’s founding in 1780, when it quickly became

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the official jeweler to Empress Josephine. Here, the

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incomparable savoir faire of Chaumet is showcased through a year in photographs taken behind the

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scenes of the Maison, revealing every facet of the world of Chaumet: the selection of precious stones,

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jewelry design, the myriad talents and skills of the jewelers, the launch of new collections, exhibitions,

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and more. Crafted at the very heart of the Place Vendôme, the jewelry and watchmaking creations of Maison Chaumet reflect an exceptional tradition and pay tribute to Parisian style. Julien Falsimagne is a fashion, advertising, and

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documentary photographer. His portraits and features regularly appear in press, luxury, and literary publications. He is the author of Disconnecting People.

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A Parisian Bistro L A F O N TA I N E D E M A R S I N 5 0 R E C I P E S

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50 recipes 200 photographs 192 pages WIDTH: 7½" • 190mm HEIGHT: 10" • 255mm Paperback PUB MONTH: MARCH FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-4428-0 ISBN: 978-1-4197-4428-0 US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK 5 3£25.00  500 9 781419 744280

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elcome to the lively atmosphere of La Fontaine de Mars, a Parisian bistro founded in 1908,

nestled in the heart of the French capital. As soon as

guests pass through the heavy red curtain, they are captivated by the spirit of a place that has lovingly preserved the traces of its past. Checkered tablecloths, vintage objects, earthenware tiles, and delicious dishes in generous portions await. Here, you can discover glorious recipes, such as Cassoulet, Porcini Mushroom Pâté, and Strawberry-Pistachio Sabayon, and see the colorful history of La Fontaine de Mars unfold before your eyes. Neighborhood regulars, savvy tourists, celebrities (including Robert De Niro, who contributes a foreword, and Mick Jagger), American expatriates, and figures from the world of fashion all frequent this legendary address. Cécile Maslakian is the author of several books and has worked with many luxury brands, including Gucci, Fendi, Nina Ricci, and Bollinger champagne. Delphine Constantini is a food and lifestyle photographer whose work has appeared in more than 50 cookbooks.

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The Eiffel Tower

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TIMELESS MONUMENT ● ● BY B E N JA M I N P E Y R E L

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S PECIFICATIONS t 1,063 feet (324 meters) high, the Tower is a symbol—of Paris and of France, and of moder-

nity. Since its creation in 1889, the Eiffel Tower has been hailed as a feat of architectural and engineering prowess, one that still reflects the best of what France

has to offer the world. Known in France as the “Dame de Fer,” or “Iron Lady,” the Tower is the embodiment

100 color illustrations, 50 black-and-white illustrations, 20 drawings 192 pages WIDTH: 8¼" • 210mm HEIGHT: 11" • 280mm Paperback with flaps

of a Parisian woman: seductive and always superbly

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dressed to impress the 6 million visitors she receives

TRAVEL • ARCHITECTURE

each year. This beautiful two-sided book celebrates

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the dual identity of the Tower: It opens from one side to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the technical aspects of the monument, and from the other side to show off

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the star herself, the Tower as an icon of France, an inspiration to artists and designers, a symbol of peace and freedom, and so much more. Benjamin Peyrel is a journalist and author who focuses on city planning and urban development.

The Sound of Charlie Chaplin

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AND CANADA

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BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND, US,

S PECIFICATIONS ake a new look at Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)

170 color and black-and-white

through the music he composed for his films.

illustrations

Chaplin began his silent-film career in 1914, and with

216 pages

the invention of his character the Little Tramp, he

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became a screen icon. When sound was introduced

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in 1927, Chaplin—a self-taught musician—not only

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wrote scores for his new films, but also composed soundtracks for earlier works, and deftly created comic sound by interweaving sound effects and music. Though he worked with what he termed “musical associates” who helped with notation and orchestration, all his scores sound recognizably “Chaplinesque” and some of his tunes are classics: “Smile” and

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“Eternally” have been covered by musicians worldwide. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Paris Philharmonic, this new book is fully illustrated with photographs, documents, and ephemera from the Chaplin archives. Kate Guyonvarch is director of The Chaplin Office, which manages the Chaplin rights and archives for the Chaplin family. Mathilde Thibault-Starzyk is associate curator of the exhibition The Sound of Charlie Chaplin.

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S E LLING POINTS ●● The pavlova is a very popular

Pavlova FAVO R I T E R E C I P E S F R O M L A M E R I N G A I E , PA R I S ● ● BY L A M E R I N G A I E

The luscious, fruit-and-cream-filled glory of the pavlova

dessert, especially in the spring and summer ●● Includes 30 recipes for fabulous pavlovas created by five top French pastry chefs ●● Spectacular photography of luscious pavlovas

S PECIFICATIONS 30 recipes Color photographs throughout 128 pages WIDTH: 7½" • 191mm HEIGHT: 10" • 254mm Paperback with flaps PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-4197-4370-2 ISBN 978-1-4197-4370-2 US $22.50 CAN $28.50 UK 5 2£21.99 250 9 781419 743702

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he pavlova: a crisp, melt-in-the-mouth meringue spread with cream that is delicately flavored and

whipped to magical lightness then topped with luscious

fresh fruit. The pastry chefs at Paris shop La Meringaie have reimagined this dessert, which was originally created in the 1920s in homage to the renowned Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova during her tour of Australia and New Zealand. Each tempting pavlova in this book—all named after 18th-century women, evoking the era of Marie Antoinette, who was known to love meringue—is a delectable contemporary take on this dessert. Plus,

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five top French pastry chefs have devised delicious meringue-based recipes for your enjoyment, each one a joy to make and share. A pastry shop dedicated to the delights of the meringue, La Meringaie creates refreshing, light desserts inspired

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by the famous pavlova. In La Meringaie pastry shops and online, at lameringaie.com, you will find original pavlovas to enjoy, including weekly new creations as well as custom, made-to-order special flavors.

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INDEX ALPHABETICAL

Company  51 Cool Is Everywhere  2

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50 Lists for Feminists (Guided Journal)  101 Ada Lovelace (The First Names Series)  151 Alexandre Gauthier: Chef, La Grenouillère Volume 2  238 Alien Family Road Trip (Red’s Planet Book 3)  169 Alien Superstar (Book 2)  166 Altitude  237 Amelia Earhart (The First Names Series)  152 Andy Warhol  216 Anna Strong  141 Apocalypse Taco  187 Art of Marion Peck  91 Asian Waters  45 Au Revoir, Tristesse  37 Aubrey Beardsley  218 Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 1)  194 Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 2)  178 Awakening Fertility  62

Dark Matter of Mona Starr  176 Daughter of Fire and Smoke  49 Dead Style  65 Deeplight  180 Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team  168 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Best Friends Box (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 1 and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid)  161 Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #3)  158 Didi Dodo, Future Spy: RoboDodo Rumble (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #2)  182 Disney Block Book  117 Do Not Rake Your Garden in a Party Dress  199 DOOM DOOM DOOM: The Art of Invader Zim  11 Double Trouble  203 Down Under the Pier  196 Drawing the Vote  76

B Baby Up, Baby Down  111 Backstagers and the Ghost Light (Backstagers #1)  188 Backstagers and the Theater of the Ancients (Backstagers #2)  188 Bad Brows  125 Bake a Rainbow Cake!  110 Basketball (and Other Things)  69 Be Our Guest!  113 Beauty Sketchbook (Guided Sketchbook)  103 Bell in the Lake  55 Benefit of Hindsight  57 Bernard Makes a Splash  206 Best Friends Forever  90 Big Sexy  70 Bloom Wild  19 Book Marks (Guided Journal)  97 Book of Fifty Drawings  221 Book of Forks  232 Bosch in Detail  223 British Baroque  221 Build a Flower  24 Burnt Orange Heresy  58

c Cactus and Flower  132 Cards Against Anxiety (Guidebook & Card Set)  106 Castle of Books  208 Cat Ladies  128 Changing the Equation  148 Chaumet  240 Clamshell Show (Mermaid School #2)  159 Comforts of Home  56

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e Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal: Volume l  71 Eiffel Tower  241 Elemental  42 Elsie  133 Enamel Portrait Miniatures  215 Everything You Need to Know When You Are 8  173 Everything You Need to Know When You Are 9  173 Evil  47 Exquisite  140

f Facing Frederick  149 Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die  68 Fire on the Water  75 Fixed Stars  31 Flash: Crossover Crisis Novel 2  172 Flash: The Tornado Twins (The Flash Book 3)  191 Flavor of Wood  46 Flight of the Bluebird (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters Book 3)  186 Fox & Rabbit  156 French Pastry at the Ritz Paris  238

g Ghetto Klown  83 Gift for a Ghost  77 Glass Town  84 Go Get ‘Em, Tiger! (A Hello!Lucky Book)  120 God Is Great, God Is Good  114 Gold Mountain, Big City  226 Good Guys, Bad Guys  134 Good Song  197

Gray Malin: Baby Album and 12 Photo Prop Cards (Boxed Set)  98 Great Beach Bake-off (JoJo and BowBow #6)  183 Great Great Wall  45 Growing Weed in the Garden  21

h Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)  152 Healing Politics  34 Hermes  6 Hide and Seek City  207 Hollywood Double Agent  29 Honjok  72 Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018  43 House Full of Stuff  204 How the Stars Came To Be  205 How to Wear Socks  64 Human Planet  3 Human Planet (German Edition)

i I Love to Hate Fashion  89 I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf  82 If . . .  201 Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion  157 Illustrated Feminist  66 Illustrated Feminist (Postcard Book)  100 Inspiring Fashion  239 Into the Ocean  118 Invisible Women  47 Itzhak  139

j Jason Edmiston  86 Joy Bauer’s Superfood!  15

k Kara Walker: Hyundai Commission  222 Kent State  74 Kimono  213

l Labyrinth  78 Laugh Lines  32 Legends  51 Life in Movies  43 Like Best Friends  198 Lion Needs a Haircut  129 Lit Stitch  26 Live Beautiful  17 Lives of Objects London in Bloom  67 Lost Family  35 Lumberjanes BEASTiary  162 Lumberjanes: The Good Egg (Lumberjanes #3)  189

m Machines That Think!  171 Magic: The Gathering: Legends  79 Mail Duck  109 Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook)  102

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Making It Guide to Crafting  27 Malala Yousafzai (The First Names Series)  150 Manfred Thierry Mugler, Photographer  9 Manners Begin at Breakfast  210 Mark Ryden’s Super Spirit Animals  92 Marvel Classic Board Books  116 Marvel Classic Sticker Book  154 Marvel Comics Mini Books  80 Marvel Value Stamps  81 Mary Underwater  165 Meanwhile (10th Anniversary Edition)  163 Medicine  235 Mermaid School (Mermaid School Book #1)  159 Milton Glaser: Graphic Design  5 Mirages  88 Modern Palm Reader (Guidebook & Deck Set)  105 Moscow & St. Petersburg 1900-1920  211 Mothers Before  60 My Neighbor Hayao  87

n National Team  46 New Parisienne  22 Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!  112 No One Man Should Have All That Power  44

o Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2)  184 Odds & Ends (The Odds Series #3)  186 Once Upon an Eid  170 Out!  179

p Paolo, Emperor of Rome  126 Parisian Bistro  240 Pavlova  242 Pencil Workshop (Guided Sketchbook)  95 Petal and Stem  229 Phantom Prince  40 Plant Tribe  20 Play with Your Plate! (A Mix-andMatch Play Book)  108 Postmark Paris  227 Pretty Good Advice  63 Purr-fect Patchwork  229

Q Queen Bs and Honeybees (JoJo and BowBow #5)  183 Quilting with Liberty Fabrics  231

r Rad!  131 Raphael in Detail  225 Raybearer  175 Red Speedo  50 Renaissance Watercolours  214 Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle #1)  190


INDEX Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death (Ronan Boyle #2)  167 Rules of the Ruff  185

s Samuel Drew Hasn’t a Clue  202 Science of Storytelling  39 Seeing Central Park  23 Sew a Bag  25 Siberian Haiku  236 Sketch Your Selfie (Guided Sketchbook)  104 Sneakers  228 Sopranos Sessions  41 Soul of the Home  18 Soulless  41 Sound of Charlie Chaplin  241 Spring  220 Spring Is Here! (A Changing Faces Book)  119 Sqirl Jam Book (Jelly, Fruit Butter, and Others)  13 Star Wars: The Saga Unfolds  137 Star-Spangled  147 Starling Days  53 Steve McQueen  219 Steven Universe: End of an Era  10 Stranger from the Sea  52 Summer of Her Life  233 Summer of Impossibilities  177 Supergirl: Master of Illusion  191 Susan B. Anthony  144

t Table for Two  36 Talk Nerdy to Me  192 Taxonomy of Love  193 Ten Drugs  42 They Say Blue  115 Thing About Spring  136 Things That Go Away  138 This Way, Charlie  135 Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath  127 Thurgood Marshall  145 To Be Honest  33 Tom Finland  93 Two Dogs on a Trike  121

u Understanding Photography  224 United States of Cocktails  14 Unscripted  174 Untold Night and Day  54 Up All Night  38

v Van Eyck in Detail  223 Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute  7

Welcome Wagon  124 What Is Color?  4 What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want  16 What’s Growing in Mommy’s Tummy?  200 Whiteshift  44 Willow the Armadillo  130 Wine  234 Woman in the House (and Senate) (Revised and Updated)  146 Women’s Art Work  153 Wonderland  212 World of Glass  142 World of Opposites  122 Writing Memoir (Lit Starts)  96 Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy (Lit Starts)  96 Wrong Way Summer  164

x X-Files: The Official Archives  12

y You and I, as Mothers  61 You, Me, We! (Set of 2 Fill-in Books)  99 Yves Saint Laurent  8 Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion  239

z Zanele Muholi  217

CATEGORY

ACTIVITY BOOK 50 Lists for Feminists (Guided Journal)  101 Beauty Sketchbook (Guided Sketchbook)  103 Book Marks (Guided Journal)  97 Cards Against Anxiety (Guidebook & Card Set)  106 Gray Malin: Baby Album and 12 Photo Prop Cards (Boxed Set)  98 Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook)  102 Marvel Classic Sticker Book  154 Sketch Your Selfie (Guided Sketchbook)  104 Writing Memoir (Lit Starts)  96 Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy (Lit Starts)  96 You, Me, We! (Set of 2 Fill-in Books)  99

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ACTIVITY KIT WITH BOOK Modern Palm Reader (Guidebook & Deck Set)  105

Walk 2.0  230 War Doctor  30 We Are Power  143

ARCHITECTURE British Baroque  221

Cool Is Everywhere  2 Eiffel Tower  241 Great Great Wall  45

Spring Is Here! (A Changing Faces Book)  119 They Say Blue  115

ART Andy Warhol  216 Art of Marion Peck  91 Aubrey Beardsley  218 Best Friends Forever  90 British Baroque  221 Book of Fifty Drawings  221 Bosch in Detail  223 Enamel Portrait Miniatures  215 Good Song  197 Hermès  6 Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018  43 Jason Edmiston  86 Kara Walker: Hyundai Commission  222 Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook)  102 Mark Ryden’s Super Spirit Animals  92 Marvel Value Stamps  81 Mirages  88 Moscow & St. Petersburg 1900-1920  211 My Neighbor Hayao  87 Pencil Workshop (Guided Sketchbook)  95 Raphael in Detail  225 Renaissance Watercolours  214 Sneakers  228 Spring  220 Steve McQueen  219 Tom Finland  93 Understanding Photography  224 Van Eyck in Detail  223 What Is Color?  4 Women’s Art Work  153 Wonderland  212 Zanele Muholi  217

BUSINESS Pretty Good Advice  63

BIOGRAPHY Facing Frederick  149 Glass Town  84 Life in Movies  43 BOARD BOOK Baby Up, Baby Down  111 Bake a Rainbow Cake!  110 Be Our Guest!  113 Disney Block Book  117 God Is Great, God Is Good  114 Into the Ocean  118 Mail Duck  109 Marvel Classic Board Books  116 Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!  112 Play with Your Plate! (A Mix-andMatch Play Book)  108

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CHAPTER BOOK Clamshell Show (Mermaid School #2)  159 Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Double-O Dodo (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #3)  158 Didi Dodo, Future Spy: RoboDodo Rumble (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #2)  182 Fox & Rabbit  156 Great Beach Bake-off (JoJo and BowBow #6)  183 Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion  157 Mermaid School (Mermaid School Book #1)  159 Queen Bs and Honeybees (JoJo and BowBow #5)  183 Recess Rebels (Miranda and Maude Book #3)  182 COMICS Drawing the Vote  76 Gift for a Ghost  77 I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf  82 Marvel Comics Mini Books  80 Marvel Value Stamps  81 CRAFT Build a Flower  24 Lit Stitch  26 Making It Guide to Crafting  27 Petal and Stem  229 Purr-fect Patchwork  229 Quilting with Liberty Fabrics  231 Sew a Bag  25 Sketch Your Selfie (Guided Sketchbook)  104 Walk 2.0  230 CREATIVE WRITING Science of Storytelling  39 CULTURAL STUDIES Au Revoir, Tristesse  37 Lost Family  35 No One Man Should Have All That Power  44 Table for Two  36 CURRENT EVENTS Asian Waters  45 Great Great Wall  45 Healing Politics  34

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INDEX Invisible Women  47 Whiteshift  44 DECORATIVE ARTS Enamel Portrait Miniatures  215 DRAMA Red Speedo  50 ENTERTAINMENT DOOM DOOM DOOM: The Art of Invader Zim  11 Hollywood Double Agent  29 Laugh Lines  32 Life in Movies  43 Star Wars: The Saga Unfolds  137 Steven Universe: End of an Era  10 Wonderland  212 ESSAYS Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018  43 Table for Two  36 ETIQUETTE Manners Begin at Breakfast  210 FANTASY Glass Town  84 Magic: The Gathering: Legends  79 FASHION Chaumet  240 Dead Style  65 Hermès  6 How to Wear Socks  64 I Love to Hate Fashion  89 Inspiring Fashion  239 Kimono  213 Manfred Thierry Mugler, Photographer  9 Sew a Bag  25 Sneakers  228 Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute  7 Yves Saint Laurent  8 Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion  239 FICTION Benefit of Hindsight  57 Burnt Orange Heresy  58 Comforts of Home  56 Company  51 Daughter of Fire and Smoke  49 Legends  51 Starling Days  53 Untold Night and Day  54 FILM My Neighbor Hayao  87 Steve McQueen  219

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FOOD & DRINK Alexandre Gauthier: Chef, La Grenouillère Volume 2  238 Awakening Fertility  62 Flavor of Wood  46 French Pastry at the Ritz Paris  238 Joy Bauer’s Superfood!  15 Parisian Bistro  240 Pavlova  242 Sqirl Jam Book (Jelly, Fruit Butter, and Others)  13 United States of Cocktails  14 What’s Gaby Cooking: Eat What You Want  16 Wine  234 GARDENING Growing Weed in the Garden  21 Plant Tribe  20 GAY/LESBIAN INTEREST Fixed Stars  31 Out!  179 Stranger from the Sea  52 Tom Finland  93 GIFT & STATIONERY 50 Lists for Feminists (Guided Journal)  101 Art of Marion Peck  91 Beauty Sketchbook (Guided Sketchbook)  103 Book Marks (Guided Journal)  97 Cards Against Anxiety (Guidebook & Card Set)  106 Gray Malin: Baby Album and 12 Photo Prop Cards (Boxed Set)  98 How to Wear Socks  64 Illustrated Feminist (Postcard Book)  100 Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook)  102 Modern Palm Reader (Guidebook & Deck Set)  105 Pencil Workshop (Guided Sketchbook)  95 Sketch Your Selfie (Guided Sketchbook)  104 Writing Memoir (Lit Starts)  96 Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy (Lit Starts)  96 You, Me, We! (Set of 2 Fill-in Books)  99

GRAPHIC NOVEL Altitude  237 Apocalypse Taco  187 Book of Forks  232 Dark Matter of Mona Starr  176 Drawing the Vote  76 Fire on the Water  75 Ghetto Klown  83 Gift for a Ghost  77 Glass Town  84 Kent State  74 Labyrinth  78 Machines That Think!  171 Meanwhile (10th Anniversary Edition)  163 Medicine  235 Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2)  184 Siberian Haiku  236 Summer of Her Life  233 Wine  234 HEALTH Awakening Fertility  62 Healing Politics  34 Joy Bauer’s Superfood!  15 You and I, as Mothers  61 HEALTH & BEAUTY Beauty Sketchbook (Guided Sketchbook)  103 HISTORICAL FICTION Bell in the Lake  55 Fire on the Water  75 Glass Town  84 Stranger from the Sea  52 HISTORY Elemental  42 Facing Frederick  149 Gold Mountain, Big City  226 Hollywood Double Agent  29 Illustrated Feminist  66 Medicine  235 Ten Drugs  42 HOW-TO Modern Palm Reader (Guidebook & Deck Set)  105 Pencil Workshop (Guided Sketchbook)  95 HUMOR Best Friends Forever  90 I Love to Hate Fashion  89 To Be Honest  33

GRAPHIC ART I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf  82 Marvel Comics Mini Books  80 Marvel Value Stamps  81 GRAPHIC DESIGN Milton Glaser: Graphic Design  5 Mirages  88

INSPIRATIONAL 50 Lists for Feminists (Guided Journal)  101 Illustrated Feminist (Postcard Book)  100

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INTERIOR DESIGN Bloom Wild  19 Cool Is Everywhere  2 Live Beautiful  17 Soul of the Home  18 LIFESTYLE Cool Is Everywhere  2 LITERATURE Au Revoir, Tristesse  37 Book Marks (Guided Journal)  97 Writing Memoir (Lit Starts)  96 Writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy (Lit Starts)  96 MEDIA Soulless  41 Up All Night  38 MEDICAL War Doctor  30 MEMOIR Big Sexy  70 Fixed Stars  31 Laugh Lines  32 Postmark Paris  227 Table for Two  36 To Be Honest  33 War Doctor  30 Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion  239 MIDDLE-GRADE NONFICTION Ada Lovelace (The First Names Series)  151 Amelia Earhart (The First Names Series)  152 Changing the Equation  148 Everything You Need to Know When You Are 8  173 Everything You Need to Know When You Are 9  173 Facing Frederick  149 Harry Houdini (The First Names Series)  152 Machines That Think!  171 Malala Yousafzai (The First Names Series)  150 Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2)  184 Star-Spangled  147 Susan B. Anthony  144 Thurgood Marshall  145 We Are Power  143 Woman in the House (and Senate) (Revised and Updated)  146 Women’s Art Work  153 World of Glass  142 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION Alien Family Road Trip (Red’s Planet Book 3)  169


INDEX Alien Superstar (Book 2)  166 Backstagers and the Ghost Light (Backstagers #1)  188 Backstagers and the Theater of the Ancients (Backstagers #2)  188 Derby Daredevils: Kenzie Kickstarts a Team  168 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Best Friends Box (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 1 and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid)  161 Flash: Crossover Crisis Novel 2  172 Flash: The Tornado Twins (The Flash Book 3)  191 Flight of the Bluebird (The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters Book 3)  186 Lumberjanes BEASTiary  162 Lumberjanes: The Good Egg (Lumberjanes #3)  189 Mary Underwater  165 Meanwhile (10th Anniversary Edition)  163 Odds & Ends (The Odds Series #3)  186 Once Upon an Eid  170 Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (Ronan Boyle #1)  190 Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death (Ronan Boyle #2)  167 Rules of the Ruff  185 Supergirl: Master of Illusion  191 Wrong Way Summer  164 MILITARY Asian Waters  45 MUSIC Dead Style  65 Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal: Volume l  71 Soulless  41 Sound of Charlie Chaplin  241 NATURE Human Planet  3 London in Bloom  67 Seeing Central Park  23 NONFICTION Asian Waters  45 Au Revoir, Tristesse  37 Changing the Equation  148 Elemental  42 Evil  47 Flavor of Wood  46 Great Great Wall  45 Healing Politics  34 Hollywood Double Agent  29 Invisible Women  47 Lost Family  35

National Team  46 No One Man Should Have All That Power  44 Phantom Prince  40 Science of Storytelling  39 Sopranos Sessions  41 Soulless  41 Ten Drugs  42 Up All Night  38 We Are Power  143 Whiteshift  44 PARENTING Awakening Fertility  62 Mothers Before  60 You and I, as Mothers  61 You, Me, We! (Set of 2 Fill-in Books)  99 PARENTING/FAMILY Manners Begin at Breakfast  210

Hide and Seek City  207 House Full of Stuff  204 How the Stars Came To Be  205 If . . .  201 Itzhak  139 Like Best Friends  198 Lion Needs a Haircut  129 Paolo, Emperor of Rome  126 Rad!  131 Samuel Drew Hasn’t a Clue  202 Star Wars: The Saga Unfolds  137 Thing About Spring  136 Things That Go Away  138 This Way, Charlie  135 Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath  127 Two Dogs on a Trike  121 Welcome Wagon  124 Willow the Armadillo  130 World of Opposites  122 POLITICAL SCIENCE Drawing the Vote  76

PERFOMING ARTS Sound of Charlie Chaplin  241 PHILOSOPHY Labyrinth  78 PHOTOGRAPHY Dead Style  65 Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal: Volume l  71 Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die  68 Human Planet  3 London in Bloom  67 Manfred Thierry Mugler, Photographer  9 Mothers Before  60 New Parisienne  22 Seeing Central Park  23 Understanding Photography  224 Yves Saint Laurent  8 Zanele Muholi  217 PICTURE BOOK Anna Strong  141 Bad Brows  125 Bernard Makes a Splash  206 Cactus and Flower  132 Castle of Books  208 Cat Ladies  128 Do Not Rake Your Garden in a Party Dress  199 Double Trouble  203 Down Under the Pier  196 Elsie  133 Exquisite  140 Go Get ‘Em, Tiger! (A Hello!Lucky Book)  120 Good Guys, Bad Guys  134 Good Song  197

POP CULTURE Basketball (and Other Things)  69 Dead Style  65 Growing Weed in the Garden  21 Illustrated Feminist  66 Jason Edmiston  86 Magic: The Gathering: Legends  79 Mark Ryden’s Super Spirit Animals  92 Mirages  88 X-Files: The Official Archives  12 REGIONAL Gold Mountain, Big City  226 RELATIONSHIPS Evil  47 SCIENCE Elemental  42 Evil  47 Lost Family  35 Ten Drugs  42 What Is Color?  4 SELF-HELP Cards Against Anxiety (Guidebook & Card Set)  106 Honjok  72 Pretty Good Advice  63

National Team  46 TELEVISION DOOM DOOM DOOM: The Art of Invader Zim  11 Sopranos Sessions  41 Steven Universe: End of an Era  10 Up All Night  38 X-Files: The Official Archives  12 TRAVEL Cool Is Everywhere  2 Eiffel Tower  241 Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die  68 Flavor of Wood  46 London in Bloom  67 Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook)  102 New Parisienne  22 Postmark Paris  227 Seeing Central Park  23 United States of Cocktails  14 TRUE CRIME Phantom Prince  40 WOMEN’S STUDIES 50 Lists for Feminists (Guided Journal)  101 Illustrated Feminist  66 Illustrated Feminist (Postcard Book)  100 Invisible Women  47 Mothers Before  60 National Team  46 New Parisienne  22 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 1)  194 Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Shadow of Kyoshi (The Kyoshi Novels Book 2)  178 Dark Matter of Mona Starr  176 Deeplight  180 Raybearer  175 Summer of Impossibilities  177 Talk Nerdy to Me  192 Taxonomy of Love  193 Unscripted  174 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Out!  179

SPORTS Altitude  237 Basketball (and Other Things)  69 Big Sexy  70 Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die  68

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