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CONTENTS Amulet Books

2 NERDS Book One: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society 3 NERDS Book Two: M Is for Mama’s Boy 4 Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates 5 The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter 6 Luv Ya Bunches: A Flower Power Book 7 Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book 8 Beyond the Mask: The Grassland Trilogy Book Three 9 Heart of a Samurai 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5 12 My Life in Pink & Green 13 Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes 14 Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword 16 Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing 17 The Carnival of Lost Souls: A Handcuff Kid Novel 18 Scream of the White Bears 20 The Pharaoh’s Secret 21 Elf Realm: The High Road 22 Troy High 23 Bliss Abrams Books for Young Readers 24 The Legend of the Golden Snail 26 The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School 27 Dotty 28 Library Mouse: A World to Explore 30 Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne 31 Monkey See, Monkey Draw 32 Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever 34 Miss Tutu’s Star 35 All the Seasons of the Year 36 On a Windy Night 37 Quackenstein Hatches a Family 38 My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart 40 10 Little Penguins 41 La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story 42 Me, Frida 44 Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day 45 Fort Mose: And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America 46 Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains 48 World of Wonders: The Most Mesmerizing Natural Phenomena on Earth 49 Travels of the Zephyr: An Interactive Journey Around the World 50 Sea Creatures Pop-up: Squirmy, Scary Fish Face-to-Face 50 Bugs Pop-up: Creepy Crawlers Face-to-Face 50 Jungle Beasts Pop-up: A Safari Face-to-Face 51 Also of Interest 52 Backlist Favorites 54 Holidays, Promotions, and Concepts 56 Illustration Credits 57 Information to the Trade

Art from Otis & Sidney and the Best Birthday Ever (p. 32), Miss Tutu’s Star (p. 34), Quackenstein Hatches a Family (p. 37), and Dotty (p. 27)


NERDS

AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

BOOK ONE: N AT I O N A L E S P I O N AG E , R E S C U E , A N D D E F E N S E SOCIETY ■ ■ BY M I C H A E L B U C K L E Y 

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The first book in Michael Buckley’s hilarious spy send-up, now in paperback

Praise for NERDS “NERDS brings a worthy message to the fore—that uncool kids can grow up to be anything but. Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining, this title should be popular.­” —School Library Journal “Readers of humorous thrillers

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will be quite glad this is slated to be a series.” —Kirkus “Buckley . . . offers a charming and funny tale of underdogs saving the day.” —Publishers Weekly

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NERDS combines all the excitement of international espionage with all the awkwardness of elementary school, and the results are hilarious. A group of unpopular fifth graders run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities! Their enemies? An array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last. Publishers Weekly raved: “Buckley has a flair for exaggerated humor.” School Library Journal said: “funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining.” ISBN 978-0-8109-8985-6 US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-8985-6 5 0 6 9 5 9

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

BOOK TWO: M IS FOR MAMA’S BOY ■ ■ BY MICHAEL BUCK L E Y

SPECIFICATIONS 336 pages 20 black-and-white illustrations

It’s the NERDS versus a nerd in the side-splitting second installment of Michael Buckley’s new series.

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Bestseller: 350,000+ copies of Book One in print ■■ Reluctant-reader appeal: These books are packed with laughs and action and are a hit with boys

Do you have what it takes to join NERDS? Visit teamnerds.com.

■■ Kid-friendly characters: Funny, flawed young characters whom readers will recognize and root for! ■■ Nerds are cool: Everyone’s cheering for the underdog now ■■ Author’s track record: Buckley’s New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series, still ongoing, has sold more than one million copies

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The NERDS are back in another comical—and dangerous—mission. The last time we checked in with the pint-size superspies, they had successfully saved the world from near-total destruction . . . again. In the second book, it’s Duncan Dewey (code name Gluestick) who leads the adventures and misadventures of the geeky gang. This time the group must fight a villain so unlikely, he still lives with his mom. In other words, it’s the NERDS against one of their own kind in this exciting follow-up from an author reviewers praise as “ingenious” (books4yourkids.com) and “entertaining” (Children’s Literature). Michael Buckley is the author of The Sisters Grimm, a New York Times bestselling series and a Today Show Al Roker Book Club pick. He has also written and developed shows for such networks as the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. Visit teamnerds.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates ■ ■ BY K I M K E N N E DY

SPECIFICATIONS 240 pages with 17 B&W illustrations

Nancy Drew meets Pirates of the Caribbean in this quirky, humorous middle-grade novel debut.

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Established author: Kim Kennedy’s picture books have sold more than 100,000 copies. This is her exciting middle-grade novel debut. ■■ Popular genre: Readers will love the mysterious plot, which involves ghosts, pirates, and séances, among other fascinating oddities ■■ Spunky heroine: Misty is a brave, fearless, and intelligent character whom young girls will relate to and identify with

Here is a funny middle-grade mystery from a bright new fiction talent. Things in the New England town of Ashcrumb are getting weird. Or just weirder. Misty Gordon, whose antiquedealing parents drive a van that says “D.E.A.D.” on the side (for “Deceased’s Estate and Antique Dealer”), is accustomed to weird. One day, when accompanying her father to the estate of a recently departed clairvoyant, Misty discovers a notebook and a pair of eyeglasses that enable her to see ghosts! And solve mysteries. With the help of her new powers and her best friend, Yoshi, Misty learns that her hometown was settled not by respectable colonists but by pirates! And the ghosts of the pirates are returning to reclaim a dangerous, powerful treasure they lost centuries ago. Who will find it first, Misty or the pirates? ISBN 978-0-8109-9357-0 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-9357-0 5 1 5 9 5 9

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Kim Kennedy has collaborated on a number of popular picture books with her brother, Doug, including Pirate Pete (which Booklist called “appealing, richly colored”), Pirate Pete’s Giant Adventure, Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate, and Hee-Haw-Dini and the Great Zambini. This is her first novel. She lives in Monroe, Louisiana.

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The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter

AGES 10 AND UP MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY JOHN GOSSELI N K

SPECIFICATIONS 240 pages

This hilarious debut novel introduces an unforgettable character in the eccentric Thaddeus A. Ledbetter.

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SELLING POINTS From the files of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter

■■ Hilarious debut: Humor books sell, thanks to Gordon Korman, Jon Scieszka, and Jeff Kinney

Let me introduce myself. My name is Thaddeus A. Ledbetter, and I am in the seventh grade at Crooked Creek Middle School. Not only

■■ Strong voice: Crazy antics by an irreverent, one-of-akind middle-grader

an exceptionally erudite scholar, I am a member of thirteen clubs and organizations and the founder

■■ Appealing format: Composed of lists, diagrams, notes, letters, e-mails, “fun facts,” and drawings

and president of eleven more. I’ve been blessed in many ways, so I feel it’s my duty to share my knowledge and talent with YOU! But—and you may find this hard

■■ Early awareness: John Gosselink has already started the Thaddeus Ledbetter blog thaddeusledbetter .blogspot.com

to believe—I have been unjustly sentenced to in-school suspension. Yes, you read that correctly. A student of my abilities has been removed from the general population. During my confinement, I have worked hard on my

■■ Pop-culture appeal: Fans of Rushmore and Napoleon Dynamite will rally behind Thaddeus A. Ledbetter

defense—and this is my submission.

Designed like a case file, chock-full of notes, journal entries, letters, e-mails, illustrations, and more, The Defense

of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter is a hilarious middle-grade novel that argues why Thaddeus should be released from his in-school suspension and explains the unbelievable circumstances that led to his punishment. Like Adrian Mole and the Great Brain, Thaddeus is a too-smart-for-his-own-good hero. Soon readers will be chanting, “Free Thaddeus!” ISBN 978-0-8109-8977-1 US ISBN $14.95   CAN $19.50 978-0-8109-8977-1

John Gosselink is an English teacher who has taught students from seventh grade up to the university

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level. He has written a weekly humor column for his local paper for more than a decade. This is his first book. He lives with his wife (a librarian) and their three kids outside Austin, Texas. Visit his blog at www.thaddeusledbetter.blogspot.com.

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AGES 9 TO 13 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Luv Ya Bunches: A Flower Power Book

SPECIFICATIONS 368 pages

The first book in the sweet preteen series, now in paperback

Two-color interior 5½ × 7⅝" Paperback RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH PUB MONTH: AUGUST

Praise for Luv Ya Bunches “Like the flowers they are named after . . . these are the kind of memorable characters you want to gather close.” —Instructor magazine “Perfectly captures tweens’ concerns” —Kirkus ★ “[Myracle shows] a shining awareness of and sensitivity to the

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highly textured society of tween girls” —Booklist, starred review

What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. They’re fab girls, all of them, but they sure aren’t friends. And if evil queen bee Medusa—’scuse me, Modessa—has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a new school year, when anything can happen and social worlds can collide . . . Told in Lauren Myracle’s inventive narrative style—here a fresh mix of instant messages, blog posts, screenplay, ISBN 978-0-8109-8982-5

and straight narrative— Luv Ya Bunches has been called “enticing” by Publishers Weekly and received a starred

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review from Booklist , which called it “a fun, challenging, and gently edifying story.”

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Violetin Bloom: A Flower Power Book

AGES 9 TO 13 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

SPECIFICATIONS 352 pages

The second installment of New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle’s series about the ups and downs of fifth grade

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Bestselling author: Myracle has sold more than 1.5 million copies of her Internet Girls series for teens ■■ Critical acclaim: The first book in the series received a starred review ■■ Proven success for the age group: Myracle’s middlegrade series Eleven is a New York Times bestseller ■■ Fun format: Told in an innovative mix of blog, screenplay, journal, and straight narrative from four points of view

Katie-Rose, Violet, Milla, and Yasaman—four girls with seemingly little in common but their flower names—are nurturing their new friendship and are busy building luvyabunches.com, their very own social-networking site. Their first flower-power task? A doomed campaign to get their school to serve healthier snacks. The Jelly-Yums they champion—soon dubbed “beans of grossness”—taste like candied beets. And that’s just the start of their troubles. A scheming classmate tries to drive a wedge between Katie-Rose and Yasaman, Violet may have been slammed in a secret journal, and poor Milla unintentionally commits hamstercide. It will take all the strength and genuine affection of these pals to weather a particularly stormy week of fifth grade. Bestselling author Lauren Myracle brings her understanding of the weight of fifth-grade dramas to another hilarious and memorable book that preteens will love! Lauren Myracle is the author of the New York Times bestselling Internet Girls series (ttyl, ttfn, and l8r,

g8r ), Rhymes with Witches, and Bliss, among many other books for teenagers and young people. She grew up in Atlanta, is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her family. Visit her online at www.laurenmyracle.com. ISBN 978-0-8109-8983-2 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-8983-2 5 1 5 9 5 9

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Beyond the Mask T H E G R AS S L A N D T R I LO GY: B O O K T H R E E ■ ■ BY DAV I D WA R D

SPECIFICATIONS 272 pages 5 × 7½" Hardcover with jacket

A better, fairer new world is forged in the satisfying conclusion to the adventure-filled Grassland Trilogy.

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Much-awaited third book: The dramatic, actionpacked series comes to a satisfying conclusion

Praise for The Grassland Trilogy

■■ Dystopian society: Hugely popular genre

“Comparable in some ways to Golding’s

■■ Boy appeal: Features realistic fantasy—plenty of danger, and kids surviving on their own

excellent descriptive writing allows the

Lord of the Flies . . . bursts with action . . . reader to visualize the action” —VOYA “Quickly paced story . . . readers wil be drawn in” —Booklist

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“The quick pace immerses readers in an

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exotic tale . . . boundary crossing” —Kirkus

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In this dramatic conclusion to the trilogy, Corki, Pippa, and all their friends are reunited for a final fight to deter-

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mine the future of Grassland. After escaping the mountains of Grassland, where Corki and Pippa and their friends

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were slaves and soldiers, the fugitives finally found a new life, and are seemingly safe at last.

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for their old land, despite its cruel history? What will it cost them to change Grassland for the better?

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ter’s degree. David is now a writer and university instructor in children’s literature. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three children.

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Heart of a Samurai

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY MARGI PREUS

SPECIFICATIONS 320 pages

An adventure-filled, action-packed historical novel set on the high seas, from an exciting debut author

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SELLING POINTS

■■ History and adventure: Based on a real incident that occurred in 1841 when Americans rescued the crew of a Japanese fishing vessel ■■ Boy appeal: Boys will be captivated by the hero’s adventures on the high seas and his path to becoming a samurai ■■ Exciting new author: A talented new author to watch

In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan’s borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way. Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture. Eventually the captain adopts Manjiro and takes him to his home in New England. The boy lives for some time in New England, and then heads to San Francisco to pan for gold. After many years, he makes it back to Japan, only to be imprisoned as an outsider. With his hard-won knowledge of the West, Manjiro is in a unique position to persuade the shogun to ease open the boundaries around Japan; he may even achieve his unlikely dream of becoming a samurai. Margi Preus, an exciting new voice in middle-grade fiction, has written a compelling novel that appeals to every young reader. ISBN 978-0-8109-8981-8 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-8981-8

Margi Preus has written many popular plays and picture books for children. She teaches a children’s

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literature course at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she writes for Colder by the Lake Comedy Theater and also watches for whales on Lake Superior. This is her first novel. Visit her online at www.margipreus.com.

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#1 New York Times bestseller #1 USA Today bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller #1 IndieBound bestseller Praise for the internationally bestselling Wimpy Kid series Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award nominee Nick Jr. Magazine Comics winner

CBC Children’s Choice nominee A Time Out New York Kids New Classic

“One of the most successful children’s series ever published.” —Washington Post

“Move over, Harry Potter . . . There’s a new set of titles dominating the bestseller list for kids’ chapter books, and there’s nothing ’fantasy’ about these.” —Andrea Yeats on NPR’s All Things Considered

“The Wimpy Kid is a force to be reckoned with.” —Houston Chronicle ISBN 978-0-8109-7068-7 US $13.95   CAN $16.95

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“Kids love the series because they get visual breaks in between the text, and because it’s funny.” —Newsday “Hooks the target audience with its printlike font, straightforward language, and copious cartoons.” —Booklist “An egocentric yet lovable character . . . witty voice coupled with memorable characterization.” —School Library Journal

★ “Genre-busting series . . . spot-on humor

and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5 ■ ■ By Jeff Kinney

ONE-DAY NATIONAL LAYDOWN

SPECIFICATIONS 224 pages 300 B&W illustrations 5½ × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

SELLING POINTS

■■ Bestselling series: Is a New York Times #1 bestseller, and has remained on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly lists since publication ■■ Phenomenal sales: More than 30 million copies in print! ■■ Cultural phenomenon: Newly released games, T-shirts, puzzles, and other items cement Wimpy Kid’s permanence ■■ Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie: Hit motion picture has brought new media attention to the series

“ ’ The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary’ . . . is really cool.” —Al Roker, NBC’s The Today Show “Kinney covers Hollywood . . . more than 200 behindthe-scenes color photos are included in a title that’s sure to delight series devotees and film buffs alike.” —Booklist ISBN 978-0-8109-9616-8 US ISBN $14.95   CAN $18.95 978-0-8109-9616-8

“This is a great read for Wimpy Kid fans as well as movie fans who want to learn about what goes on behind the scenes.” —School Library Journal

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Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author.

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In 2009, Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

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AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

My Life in Pink & Green ■ ■ BY L I SA G R E E N WA L D

SPECIFICATIONS 288 pages

The breakout debut novel from Lisa Greenwald, now in paperback

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Critical success: The hardcover edition received a starred review

Praise for My Life in Pink & Green “Greenwald makes a bright debut.” —Publishers Weekly

■■ Breakout author: The hardcover has 35,000 copies in print!

“Greenwald deftly blends eco-facts and makeup tips, friendship and family dynamics,

■■ Environmental appeal: Strong environmental theme; book is recommended by the Green Earth Book Award committee

and spot-on middle-school politics into a warm, uplifting debut.” —Booklist “Playful, thought-provoking novel of girl power” —Washington Post

■■ Girl appeal: Filled with makeup tips and makeover ideas

★ “Greenwald clearly takes preteens seriously. ” —Kirkus “Greenwald has created a smart, spunky heroine.” —School Library Journal Paperbacks

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Twelve-year-old Lucy Desberg is a natural problem-solver. At her family’s struggling pharmacy, she has a line of

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makeover customers for every school dance and bat mitzvah. But all the makeup tips in the world won’t help save the business. If only she could find a way to make it the center of town again—a place where people want to spend

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time, like in the old days. Lucy dreams up a solution that could resuscitate the family business and help the environment, too. But will Lucy’s family stop fighting long enough to listen to a seventh-grader? In a starred review, Kirkus said this novel “successfully delivers an authentic and endearing portrait of the not-quite-teen experience,” and Booklist called it “a warm, uplifting debut.” Readers everywhere have responded to Lucy’s independence and initiative—not to mention her great style.

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Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

■ ■ BY LISA GREENWA L D

SPECIFICATIONS 304 pages

Kids make a difference in this wintery treat from the author of the popular My Life in Pink & Green.

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■■ Appealing voice: Greenwald’s characters are warm and relatable, and she explores middle school drama with exactly the right tone ■■ Author reputation: Fans of her first novel will be charmed by this new book ■■ Romance and friendship: Greenwald balances the excitement of first crushes with the steadiness of close, loyal friends, which are big topics for tweens

Ingredients for an unforgettable snow day: 3 best friends 1 apartment building As many fortune cookies as you can carry!

When a blizzard threatens to ruin Valentine’s Day, three seventh-grade friends make and distribute fortune cookies to their lonely neighbors—and confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from one another. Confident Kate doesn’t notice much but the latest gossip, and shy Georgia can’t say out loud what’s always on her mind. They’re joined by observant, careful Olivia, whose epic, single-minded crush on PBJ (real name: Phillip Becker-Jacobs) is starting to frustrate the other two. Using fortune cookies that mysteriously always seem to speak directly to the person who opens them, the three girls try to work together to bring some love to their building, while reminding each other why they’re such good friends to begin with. With all the right ingredients to appeal to tween girls, this is an irresistible confection from an emerging talent. ISBN 978-0-8109-8990-0 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-8990-0

Lisa Greenwald is the author of My Life in Pink & Green, which earned a starred review from Kirkus.

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She works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is a graduate of the New School’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her online at www.lisagreenwald.com.

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Hereville

AGES 8 TO 12 GRAPHIC NOVEL

HOW MIRKA GOT HER S WO R D ■ ■ BY BARRY DEUTSC H

SPECIFICATIONS 144 pages

“What do you get when you cross Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Isaac Bashevis Singer?” —Washington Post

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■■ Debut author-artist with a following: Barry Deutsch has an established fan base on www.hereville.com ■■ Prepublication accolades: Original web comic nominated for two 2009 Lulu Awards (Best Female Character, Best Kid-Friendly Work) and named one of the Best Web Comics of the Year by The Webcomics Examiner; author nominated for Comic-Con’s 2008 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer ■■ Popular genres, unique setting: Part fantasy adventure, part comingof-age story, offering an interesting look inside the Orthodox Jewish community

Spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg isn’t interested in knitting lessons from her stepmother, or how-to-find-a-husband advice from her sister, or you-better-not warnings from her brother. There’s only one thing she does want: to fight dragons! Granted, no dragons have been breathing fire around Hereville, the Orthodox Jewish community where Mirka lives, but that doesn’t stop the plucky girl from honing her skills. She fearlessly stands up to local bullies. She battles a very large, very menacing pig. And she boldly accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, a challenge that could bring Mirka her heart’s desire: a dragon-slaying sword! All she has to do is find—and outwit—the giant troll who’s got it! A delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen commotion, Hereville will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine. ISBN 978-0-8109-8422-6 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-8422-6

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Janis Joplin

AGES 14 AND UP NONFICTION

RISE UP SINGING ■ ■ BY A N N A N G E L

SPECIFICATIONS 128 pages

Janis Joplin’s story of ferocious talent and equally ferocious self-doubt is sure to resonate with young artists.

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Timely release: October 4, 2010, is the fortieth anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death

Praise for Such a Pretty Face,

■■ Personal insights: Joplin’s friends and band mates have contributed anecdotes

edited by Ann Angel “Wild, funny, and thoughtprovoking” —Booklist

■■ Vivid photography: More than sixty images from this colorful era are included

“Powerful, thought-provoking” —VOYA

■■ Crossover appeal: Will speak to teenagers, but also to adults, history lovers, and music fans

“Will encourage readers to consider and explore new dimensions in human experiences and relationships” —School Library Journal

■■ Great endorsement: Lucinda Williams is providing a blurb for the back cover

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Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock-and-

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roll history. Her story—told here with depth and sensitivity by author Ann Angel—is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked dilligently to improve as a singer. It’s the story of an outrageous rebel who wanted to be loved, and of a wild woman who wrote long, loving letters to her mom. And finally, it’s the story of one of the most iconic female musicians in American history, who died at twenty-seven.

Janis Joplin includes more than sixty photographs, and an assortment of anecdotes from Janis’s friends and band mates. This thoroughly researched and well-illustrated biography is a must-have for all young artists, music lovers, and pop-culture enthusiasts. Such a Pretty Face ISBN 978-0-8109-1607-4 US ISBN $18.95   CAN $22.95 978-0-8109-1607-4 5 1 8 9 5 9

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Ann Angel is the author of six biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College’s MFA program in writing for children, and she works as an author and educator, focusing on young adults. She was the editor for Abrams’s Such a Pretty Face. She lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Visit her online at www.annangelwriter.com.

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The Carnival of Lost Souls

AGES 10 TO 14 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

A HAN DCUFF KID NOV E L ■ ■ BY LAURA QUIMBY

SPECIFICATIONS 256 pages

A gripping, twist-and-turn adventure in the atmospheric Forest of the Dead, from a promising debut author

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■■ Boy appeal: Strong boy protagonist combined with magic and adventure makes this perfect for the many fans of the Ranger’s Apprentice and Percy Jackson series ■■ Secrets behind magic: Kids love to know how a magician does his tricks ■■ Literary yet lively: Edgeof-your-seat adventure wrapped in lyrical writing

For one charismatic kid, the dangerous world of the Forest of the Dead becomes the setting for the ultimate escape trick in this exciting debut novel. Jack Carr has been shuttled from foster home to group home to foster home his entire life. The only constant has been his interest in magic, especially handcuff escapes like those mastered by his hero, Harry Houdini. When he’s placed with the Professor, however, he feels like he’s finally found a home—but his new guardian is hiding a dangerous secret. Years ago the Professor bartered his soul to the undead magician Mussini, and when the payment is due, he sends Jack in his place. Jack must travel with Mussini to the Forest of the Dead, a place in between the real world and the afterlife, where he’s forced to perform in Mussini’s traveling magic show. If he stays in the Forest long enough, he’ll die himself. To find his way home, he’ll have the help of Mussini’s other “minions”—kids stolen just like Jack—and his wits, nothing more. Can he follow the example of his hero, Houdini, and escape the inescapable? ISBN 978-0-8109-8980-1 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-8980-1

Laura Quimby graduated with a degree in English literature from Towson State University, in Maryland,

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where she lives with her family. This is her first novel. When not writing, she likes to do yoga, travel, and hit the trail near her house. Laura also enjoys cooking, eating, and lounging about reading and watching movies and way too much television.

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cubs now—newborn.” The Dragga snarled, and despite herself, Anarga let out a growl at this talk as her eyes misted over, and she knew that her time had come. As she was swallowed by darkness, her body bracing to meet the pain, very dimly the female bear seemed somewhere else too, above ground, under the stars, gazing at a half circle of seated male bears. Suddenly, out of the dark, more boars were prowling toward them like hunters, and Anarga had the sense that the seated polar bears were Fellagorn. She groaned loudly. Now she felt the most intense anguish seize her as her eyes sensed the red of her own blood coursing through her body. Through the pulsing veil, the Bergo advanced on the Fellagorn, filled with menace and hate, and Anarga wanted to cry out and warn the Fellagorn, to rouse them somehow. Yet she was utterly helpless. Anarga wondered why the Storytellers didn’t rouse themselves, but sat mesmerized, as if they were letting the attackers through. Then the huge boars fell on the bears, roaring and raging, rising on their haunches and lashing out as, outside Anarga’s den, there was a shattering that shook the ground. “The Ice Cliff,” snarled the first wolf. “It sounds like it’s talking, or crying out. It’s the legend. The curse.” Anarga’s ears were filled with the sound, her eyes with those moaning, struggling forms. “What’s happening to me?” moaned Anarga as she heard the cliff boom again, mixed with the distant cries of wild and dying bears, and as Anarga struggled, it seemed as if the whole world were giving birth. The noise of the dying ice mountain filled the entire arctic landscape, waking all the polar bears. Yet Anarga could no longer hear the thundering rumbles outside, or see those fading images of fighting Bergo either, their halos of blood, for her eyes were open to the warm blue about her again, and the terrible sounds just outside had been replaced by a steady pounding in her head. The Bergeera’s heart was suddenly bursting with pride and love, as the new mother looked down in the icy stillness. There, in the semidarkness of her den, on the snowy floor of the glittering ice chamber, lay a tiny newborn polar bear cub, no bigger than a tree squirrel, steaming in the darkness, and so vulnerable that a wolf might have lapped it up on its tongue and swallowed it whole.

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Scream of the White Bears

AGES 12 AND UP YA FICTION

■ ■ BY DAVID CLEMEN T- DAV I E S

SPECIFICATIONS 592 pages

This new epic is set among the most beautiful and fearsome animals of them all—the polar bears.

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Exciting anthropomorphic fantasy: Clement-Davies is a master storyteller

Praise for the work of David Clement-Davies “Deserves to be widely read” —Richard

■■ Proven sales success: His previous book, Fell, has sold more than 100,000 copies

Adams, author of Watership Down “Gripping and engrossing . . . rich, lucid, and sure to win loyal readers” —VOYA

■■ Avid fan base: He has a large and fiercely loyal following among fans of epic fantasy ■■ Timely environmental angle: With polar bears’ habitat threatened, this topical novel will resonate with young readers

In the ice wilds of the fabled north, the lords of the moving mountains have always been the polar bears. Kings of the wild, the white bears have ruled since the beginning of time, believing that they were hurled to earth from the heavens. There is only one creature they fear—man. The polar bears are also haunted by a prophecy, that one day the ice will suddenly cry out and die. In this time of suffering, one will be born among them—a white cub with a black paw—who can hear the very beating of the polar heart. It is he who will heal the dying world, but only at great sacrifice. ISBN 978-0-8109-4431-2 US ISBN $19.95   CAN $24.95 978-0-8109-4431-2

David Clement-Davies is the author of several highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including The

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Telling Pool and The Sight. His books have been called “intricately crafted” (Boston Globe), “a hurtling ride” (Kirkus), and “a masterpiece” (Booklist ). David travels extensively and has trekked across a desert, swum with dolphins, and skydived on assignment for various travel magazines. He lives in London.

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AGES 8 TO 12 MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION

The Pharaoh’s Secret ■ ■ BY M A R I S SA M O S S

SPECIFICATIONS 320 pages

Marissa Moss’s debut novel, full of history, adventure, and mystery, now available in paperback

40 black-and-white illustrations 5½ × 8¼" Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST

SELLING POINTS

■■ Thrilling historical mystery: Combines Egyptian facts with kid-friendly adventure

Praise for The Pharaoh’s Secret

■■ Bestselling, beloved author: Amelia’s Notebook series is wildly popular

themselves” —School Library Journal

■■ Curriculum connections: Perfect for units related to ancient Egypt

evocative imagery.” —Publishers Weekly

“Will leave readers with the feeling they have toured the Valley of Kings

“Moss fills the Egyptian setting with

Praise for the work of Marissa Moss ALA Notable Children’s Books IRA Teacher’s Choices Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children’s Literature NAPPA Gold Award ABC Bookseller’s Choice

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Filled with intrigue, surprises, and the author’s original illustrations, this novel skillfully weaves history with a personal story full of heartache and family tensions that will entice and enthrall readers.

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When Talibah and her younger brother, Adom, accompany their father to Egypt, they become involved in a mystery surrounding an ancient, lost pharaoh—a rare queen ruler. Someone has tried to make it appear as if she never existed! The queen needs Talibah to help her and her high priest, Senenmut, reclaim their rightful place in history.

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Exotic locales, mysterious strangers, and a sinister archaeologist round out an adventure that is full of riddles, old tales, and, most surprisingly of all, a link to Talibah’s and Adom’s mother, who died mysteriously.

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Marissa Moss has written and illustrated more than forty books for children, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series. She grew up in California and attended the University of California, Berkeley, and the California College of the Arts. She lives with her family in Berkeley. Visit her online at www.marissamoss.com.

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Elf Realm

AGES 12 AND UP YA FICTION

THE HIGH ROAD ■ ■ BY DANIEL KIRK

SPECIFICATIONS 576 pages

The second novel in the Elf Realm trilogy, now in paperback

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Timely subject: Evironmental/conservation subplot will entice and inspire readers

Praise for the Elf Realm trilogy ★ “Highly imaginative, intricately described, and filled with a wide cast of memorable characters,

■■ Popular genre: A classic epic fantasy featuring magical creatures, intricate mythology, and humans on a quest

this is thoroughly engaging fantasy.” —Booklist, starred review

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In The High Road, Matt and his sister Becky must work with the elves and Tomtar the troll to save the Cord and the human and elf worlds. After forming an uneasy alliance, Matt, the elf Tuava-Li, and Tomtar start on a quest to restore the tree whose roots make up the Cord at the northern pole, in order to bring well-being to all the realms.

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Meanwhile, Becky accompanies Asra to free Becky’s parents, held captive in the elfin kingdom of Helfratheim. To their horror, both groups discover that Brahja-Chi has begun kidnapping human children for a mass sacrifice to

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appease the goddess. In addition to their tasks, they must also stop the fiendish Brahja-Chi and her accomplice,

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Jardaine, from continuing this atrocity. Daniel Kirk’s trademark illustrations—including maps, character portraits, and other scenes—bring to life the riveting and engaging story.

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Daniel Kirk has illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, including Library

Mouse, which Booklist praised in a starred review as a “show-stopper.” The Low Road, which received a starred review from Booklist , is his first novel; The High Road is his second. Daniel lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and three children. Visit his web site at www.danielkirk.com.

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Troy High

AGES 12 AND UP YA FICTION

■ ■ BY S H A N A N O R R I S

SPECIFICATIONS 272 pages

Now in paperback, a rousing, contemporary retelling of the famous Troy myth, set in two rival high schools

5½ × 8¼" Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST

SELLING POINTS

■■ Bookseller favorite: Author’s first novel, Something to Blog About, was a BookSense pick!

Praise for Troy High “Readers unfamiliar with the classic will still enjoy the war between high schools, started

■■ Faithful to source material: Themes of Homer’s Iliad teach teens about Greek mythology in a fun and entertaining way

over a beautiful girl.” —School Library Journal “Norris has brilliantly recast the entire ensemble of Homer’s Iliad . . . readers will be seduced.” —ALAN Review

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Homer’s Iliad, the classic tale of love and revenge, is shrewdly retold for teens in Troy High. Something to Blog About

Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider at Troy High, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war

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on the football field. After the beautiful Elena—who used to be the captain of the Spartan cheerleaders—transfers

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to Troy High and falls madly in love with Cassie’s brother Perry, the Spartans vow that the annual homecoming game will never be forgotten. Off the football field, an escalating prank war fuels tensions between the schools. The stakes are raised when Cassie is forced to choose between the boy she loves (a Spartan) and loyalty to her

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family and school. Troy High will seduce readers with its cast of mythic proportions.

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Children’s Literature called “an uplifting and quick read” and about which Publishers Weekly said, “Norris’s prose is breezy and playful.” She lives in Kinston, North Carolina, with her husband, dog, and three cats. Visit her online at www.shananorris.com.

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Bliss

AGES 14 AND UP YA FICTION

■ ■ BY LAUREN MYRAC L E SPECIFICATIONS 480 pages 5⅜ × 8¼" Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH,

Now in paperback, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle’s spine-tingling, unforgettable story of friendship gone wrong

EXCLUDING AUSTRALIA PUB MONTH: JANUARY 2011

SELLING POINTS

■■ Outstanding hardcover sales: More than 60,000 copies in print ■■ Bestselling author: Lauren Myracle’s Internet Girls series has sold more than 1.5 million copies ■■ Critical success: Received two starred reviews

Praise for Bliss ★ “Myracle is running on all cylinders here,

■■ Popular genre: Teen girls’ enthusiasm for gothic fiction is high

exercising an agile teenage drama [and] a Stephen King–like yarn of high-school horror . . .” —Booklist, starred review

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★ “Socio-historical details revitalize

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classic horror conventions in this suspenseful thriller.” —Kirkus 9

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Lauren Myracle brings her keen understanding of teen dynamics to a hypnotic horror story of twisted friendship.

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When Bliss’s hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, it’s like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naïve Bliss has to her new envi-

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ronment is what she’s seen on The Andy Griffith Show. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy,

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an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence. Openhearted, naïve Bliss is happy to be friends with anyone. That’s not the way it has ever worked at Crestview, and soon Bliss is at the center of a struggle for power between three girls­—two living and one long dead.

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g8r ), Rhymes with Witches, and the Luv Ya Bunches series, among many other books. She is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA program in writing for children and young adults, and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her family. Visit her online at www.laurenmyracle.com.

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The Legend of the Golden Snail

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY GRAEME BASE

SPECIFICATIONS 48 pages, with attached mini book

From the bestselling creator of Animalia comes a tale of nautical adventure shrouded in mythical fantasy.

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Beloved bestselling author and illustrator: New York Times bestselling author Graeme Base is a household name and is one of the world’s leading picture book creators ■■ Stellar sales: Backlist books have sold millions of copies worldwide ■■ Custom-designed in-store promotional materials

FOR ALL OF GRAEME BASE’S BESTSELLING BACKLIST, SEE PAGE 53.

Praise for Graeme Base New York Times bestselling author “Stunning paintings . . . are sure to delight.” —Booklist “Illustrations showcase the kind of intricate details for which Base is so well known.” —Publishers Weekly

A young boy’s favorite storybook tells of a Golden Snail that lived long ago in the mythical Spiral Isles. When it journeyed through its magical realm, it took on the shape of a fantastical golden sailing ship. One day the ship was captured by a Great Enchanter and put under his spell. After he became bored with the Snail, the Enchanter banished it to the Ends of the Earth so no one else could ever sail in it. There it remains until a new master comes to claim it. Could a young boy named Wilbur be the next master? Featuring Graeme Base’s visually stunning signature art (packed with details, including a hidden “snail and crossbones” to search for in each picture) and a bonus mini book (bound in, nonremovable), The Legend of the

Golden Snail is an adventure unlike any other. ISBN 978-0-8109-8965-8 US ISBN $19.95   CAN $24.95 978-0-8109-8965-8

Graeme Base’s Animalia received international acclaim when it was first published and has gone on to

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sell more than two million copies. Among his many beloved and bestselling other books are Enigma,

The Eleventh Hour, The Water Hole, and Jungle Drums. Graeme and his family live in Melbourne, Australia. Visit him online at www.graemebase.com.

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AGES 6 TO 9 PICTURE BOOK / BACK TO SCHOOL

The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School ■ ■ BY A L B E RT LO R E N Z

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages Full color

A wacky and hilariously irreverent story just in time for back-to-school, from a master picture book artist

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Best back-to-school book for boys: Speaks to firstday-of-school anxieties, and to being the new kid ■■ Signature art: Lorenz’s appealing illustrations bring to life the humor and wild imagination portrayed in the text ■■ Strong sales history: Lorenz’s books have sold more than 100,000 copies Praise for The Trojan Horse “Attractive and inviting” —School Library Journal “Lorenz goes all out.” —Kirkus

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On the first day back to school from summer vacation, John is the new kid. When the librarian asks him if the school is any different from his last one, he begins a wildly imaginative story about what it was like. What follows are

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hilarious scenarios—his old school bus was a safari jeep pulled by wild creatures, the school was a castle, and the lunch menu included worms! His imagination wins him the attention and awe of his librarian and peers, setting the tone for a compelling story about conquering the fears of being a new kid, as well as the first-day jitters that many children experience. Albert Lorenz’s over-the-top illustrations, reminiscent of the work of MAD magazine’s early artists, bring the story to life. Speech bubbles and side panels make reference to and define objects in the art (in the most humorous and irreverent way). The Trojan Horse ISBN 978-0-8109-5986-6 US ISBN $17.95   CAN $22.95 978-0-8109-5986-6 5 1 7 9 5 9

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Albert Lorenz has illustrated a number of bestselling books, including The Trojan Horse, Buried

Blueprints, Metropolis, and House. He is a past president of the Society of Illustrators and has won numerous awards for his art. He lives in Floral Park, New York. Visit him online at www.albertlorenzstudio.com.

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Dotty

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / BACK TO SCHOOL

■ ■ BY ERICA S. PERL   ■ 

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SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages Full color 8½ × 10½"

This charming picture book will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt reluctant to give up an imaginary friend.

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Universal topic: Many kids have imaginary friends ■■ Back-to-school fun: Funny, relatable story will quell back-to-school jitters

Praise for the work of Erica S. Perl Reuben Award BookSense pick

Library Journal

■■ Author on the move: Erica S. Perl makes many bookstore, library, school, and conference appearances

“An utter goofball of a book,

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an unhinged piece of slap-

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Slate.com Best Book Praise for Chicken Butt! “Fun to read aloud” —School

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happy rhyming” —Kirkus Praise for Chicken Bedtime

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the familiar sleepy-time routines in Perl’s infectious, bouncing rhymes.” —Booklist, starred review

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It’s Ida’s first day of school. She carries her new lunch box and a long, blue string with her special friend Dotty attached to it. A big, colorfully spotted pal with horns, Dotty just happens to be invisible. On that first day of school, Ida and Dotty find out there are plenty of other imaginary friends in attendance. But as the year passes and fewer and fewer imaginary friends come to class, Ida begins to wonder if Dotty is welcome at school anymore . . . Perceptive and warmly funny, with charming art from exciting illustrator Julia Denos, Dotty is a celebration of the power of friendship and imagination. Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early ISBN 978-0-8109-4926-3

Erica S. Perl is the author of Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early and Chicken Butt! She lives

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in Washington, D.C. Visit her online at www.ericaperl.com. Julia Denos studied illustra-

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tion at the Art Institute of Boston and has published several acclaimed books for young readers. She lives in Quincy, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.juliadenos.com.

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Praise for the Library Mouse books International Reading Association Teachers’ Choices Parenting magazine Book of the Year BookSense pick Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award nominee ★ “Ready-made to introduce a classroom writing activity. . . . This is fun, fun, fun.” —Booklist, starred review

“An excellent premise . . . engaging, expressive” —School Library Journal “Kirk’s gouache illustrations lend warmth to this tale, which should encourage young would-be writers.” —Kirkus

“The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is evident in this book.” —Learning magazine “Perfect for introducing various genres of writing” —Library Media Connection “A solid nudge to budding writers” —Kirkus

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Library Mouse

AGES 6 TO 9 PICTURE BOOK

A WORLD TO EXPLOR E SPECIFICATIONS

■ ■ BY DANIEL KIRK

32 pages Full color 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD

A wonderful companion to the first two bestselling books about Sam the library mouse

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Successful series: Library Mouse and Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale have collectively sold more than 125,000 copies ■■ Educational appeal: Researching subjects, and the joy of reading and writing, are the themes of the book ■■ Signature art: Daniel Kirk’s illustrations bring to life his wonderful text ■■ Library Mouse costume available by request—e-mail lmihalick@abramsbooks.com ISBN 978-0-8109-8968-9 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-8968-9 5 1 6 9 5 9

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One night in the library, Sam meets fellow mouse Sarah. Sam learns that Sarah is quite the explorer. She loves to scurry to the tops of shelves and explore the darkest corners of the building. Sam never climbs far up—he’s too afraid! He prefers to research subjects—such as exploration—and write about them. Sarah doesn’t know much about writing or research, but could reading and research help her learn more about the places she wishes to visit? Together this duo shows that, with teamwork, anything is possible. Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale ISBN 978-0-8109-8927-6

Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, includ-

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ing Library Mouse, which Booklist praised as a “show-stopper.” He is also the author and illustrator of

Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale and the novels Elf Realm: The Low Road and Elf Realm: The High Road. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his family. Find out more at www.danielkirk.com.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

A TA L E M O D E R N E ■ ■ BY ST E V E N G UA R N AC C I A

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

Now back in print, a clever twist on the classic fairy tale

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Praise for Goldilocks and the Three Bears

SELLING POINTS

“Those who yearn for Scandinavian

■■ Popular genre: Fractured fairy tales always have appeal

furniture or George Nelson’s 1950s-era clocks will covet the three bears’ wares.” —Publishers Weekly

■■ Kids love the original story of Goldilocks and the three bears: This book maintains the concept and structure with a hilarious twist

“The classic story of Goldilocks could be described as a chary tale, meaning cautionary, but in this version, it is truly a ‘chairy’ tale.” —School Library Journal

■■ Unique style appeal: Art-influenced content that is ideal for museums and interior-design and gift stores

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When she discovers the three bears’ house in the woods, Goldilocks ventures in and makes herself at home.

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According to tradition, she sits in the chairs, samples the meal laid on the table, and takes a nap. Yet something is different in this retelling of the classic story of the girl with golden locks. Though our heroine is the same, our bears certainly are not. These bears are hip; they have a sense of style and a love of design. Their split-level home is filled with furnishings created by an international crowd of celebrated designers, from Alvar Aalto to Charles and Ray Eames to Isamu Noguchi. Children will delight in this long-beloved story given new life by Steven Guarnaccia’s stylized artwork—and may even pick up a design tip or two.

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Steven Guarnaccia is the chair of the illustration department at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. His art has appeared in many national and international magazines. He is the author of several books for adults and children, including The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale. He lives and works in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Monkey See, Monkey Draw

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / ART

■ ■ BY ALEX BEARD

SPECIFICATIONS 48 pages

A hilarious tale about a troop of monkeys that learn a valuable lesson about art

Full color 8½ × 12" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JANUARY 2011

SELLING POINTS

■■ Acclaimed illustrator: 2009 IndieBound pick

Praise for the work of Alex Beard Publishers Weekly Flying Start

■■ Recognized new talent: Alex Beard was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for debut children’s book creators

IndieBound pick Praise for The Jungle Grapevine “Quirky and original” —Wall Street Journal

■■ Art awareness: Beard travels extensively to promote art education

“Dryly witty and visually compelling” —Publishers Weekly “This offering is ripe for lessons on idiomatic expressions, rumors, gossip, the age-old game of telephone, and life at an African watering hole.” —School Library Journal

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The monkeys that live at the foot of the Mbuno Hills in Africa love to play games. One day while playing Elephant

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in the Middle with their large friend, their ball, a nut from an ancient baobab tree, rolls into a cave where the troop of monkeys never go. It is dark inside and possibly filled with horrible beasts! When they venture in, they discover instead that the walls are covered with paintings of animals. Elephant shows the monkeys how they too can create artwork using their hands and feet as “stamps” and mud as their medium. But things are never quite as easy as they seem. Artist Alex Beard brings his love of exploration and painting to life with his signature animals in this charming tale about creativity and overcoming fears.

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Alex Beard is an artist whose work has been shown in New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York, and

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Hong Kong, among other cities. He is also the author of Abrams’s Jungle Grapevine, which Publishers

Weekly called “visually compelling.” He lives with his wife and children in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he has a gallery. Visit him online at www.alexbeardstudio.com.

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Would I Trade My Parents? ISBN 978-0-8109-0637-2 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-0637-2 5 1 6 9 5 9

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The Giant of Seville ISBN 978-0-8109-0988-5 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $18.95 978-0-8109-0988-5 5 1 6 9 5 9

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The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza ISBN 978-0-8109-8412-7 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-8412-7 5 1 5 9 5 9

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The Jellybeans and the Big Dance ISBN 978-0-8109-9352-5 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-9352-5 5 1 5 9 5 9

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Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever ■ ■ BY LAURA NUMERO F F   ■ 

AGES 3 TO 7 PICTURE BOOK

I L LU ST R AT E D BY DA N A N D R E AS E N

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

An irresistible duo make their debut—and find the perfect birthday gift!

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Birthday giftable: This sweet friendship story is a great present for boys and girls on their birthday

Praise for the Jellybeans books New York Times bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller

■■ Bestselling author: Laura Numeroff is one of the most successful and well-known children’s authors writing today, with cumulative sales of more than ten million copies

“It will be hard for young readers to resist this book.” —School Library Journal “A sure hit with kids” —Booklist Praise for Would I Trade My Parents? “A pleasing exploration of what

■■ A classic is made: Numeroff writes in a more oldfashioned, nostalgic style matched perfectly by the art

makes parents special” —Booklist Praise for The Giant of Seville ★ “Cunning homespun illustrations . . . giant-sized appeal that truly measures up” —Kirkus, starred review ★ “An excellent choice for reading aloud” —School Library Journal, starred review

Otis and Sydney are the best of friends. This year, Otis wants to do something special for Sydney’s birthday. So he decides to throw a surprise party and invite all their friends. He mails the invitations, decorates the house, and bakes a cake, but when things don’t go as planned, how will Otis make sure that Sydney has the best birthday ever? A sweet and tender tale by the New York Times #1 bestselling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and the Jellybeans series, Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever introduces young readers to two lovable bears who understand that friendship is the only thing needed to make any day special. ISBN 978-0-8109-8959-7 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-8959-7

Laura Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling author of When Sheep Sleep, the

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Jellybeans books, and Would I Trade My Parents? She lives in Los Angeles, California. Dan Andreasen is the author and illustrator of The Giant of Seville and the illustrator of Sailor Boy Jig and many other books. He lives in Medina, Ohio.

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Miss Tutu’s Star

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY L E S L É A N E W M A N  ■  

I L LU ST R AT E D BY CA R E Y A R M ST R O N G - E L L I S

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

A charming, humorous story about a young girl who loves to dance and the teacher who encourages her

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Popular subject: Girls (and boys) love to dance ■■ Bestselling illustrator: Armstrong-Ellis’s Twelve Days books have sold more than 100,000 copies ■■ Great author: Lesléa Newman is well known for her many notable picture books ■■ Positive role model: Miss Tutu is an example of the wonderful effects that being positive and encouraging can have on young children with passions Praise for the work of Lesléa Newman “Newman’s text is lively.” —Hadassah magazine ISBN 978-0-8109-8396-0

“Cozily familiar” —Publishers Weekly

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Finally the time comes for Selena to make her debut. But she is terrified. Will her fear stop her from becoming Miss Tutu’s star? Armstrong-Ellis’s witty and charming illustrations, which are filled with little stories of their own.

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of ballet, Selena has a bit of trouble with some of the steps, but still she practices and practices to get them right.

Lesléa Newman’s lyrical and humorous story about achieving one’s dream is perfectly matched with Carey

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Selena is a little girl “who does not walk so much as twirl.” When her mother takes her to Miss Tutu’s school

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Lesléa Newman is the author of fifty books for adults and children, including Eight Nights

of Chanukah and Just Like Mama. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.lesleakids.com. Carey Armstrong-Ellis is the illustrator of the bestselling Twelve Days books. She lives in Cape Neddick, Maine. Visit her online at www.slugworksrocks.com.

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All the Seasons of the Year ■ ■ BY DEBORAH LEE R O S E   ■  

AGES 3 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / SEASONS

I L LU ST R AT E D BY K AY C H O R AO

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

Bestselling author Deborah Lee Rose delivers a sweet story that mothers will want to share with their children.

Full color 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

SELLING POINTS

■■ Bestselling author: Rose’s Twelve Days series has sold more than 100,000 copies ■■ Great for mothers and bedtime or naptime: Focuses on a mother’s unconditional love for her child

Praise for the Twelve Days books NAPPA Gold Award

■■ Seasonal themes: All four seasons are lushly illustrated; will foster a child’s knowledge of each one

★ “A delightful counting book . . . clever details” —Kirkus, starred review “Classroom leaders with a sense of humor will enjoy sharing

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this.” —Publishers Weekly

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“Would work well as a read- or sing-aloud, with so much to pore over

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and absorb in the art . . . a surefire choice” —School Library Journal

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The Twelve Days of Springtime

In this charming story, a mama cat loves her kitten through all the seasons: in autumn, when they rake leaves into piles; in winter, when they sled down snowy hills; in spring, when they fly kites; and in summer, when they

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splash together in the water. Parents, grandparents, and all the special people in a child’s life will love sharing this

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sweet celebration through all the seasons of the year and in years to come. Kay Chorao’s warm and colorful illustrations bring to life Deborah Lee Rose’s endearing verses, which capture the many ways a child is cherished year-round.

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The Twelve Days of Winter ISBN 978-0-8109-5472-4

Deborah Lee Rose is the author of the bestselling Twelve Days books. She lives with her

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family in Walnut Creek, California. Visit her online at www.deborahleerose.com.

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Kay Chorao is an artist, illustrator, and writer of many children’s books, including D Is for

Drums. She lives in New York City and Jamesport, Long Island.

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AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / HALLOWEEN

On a Windy Night ■ ■ BY N A N CY R A I N E S DAY  ■  

I L LU ST R AT E D BY G E O R G E B AT E S

SPECIFICATIONS 40 pages

A spooky Halloween read-aloud

Full color 11¾ × 8¾" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

SELLING POINTS

■■ A must-have for Halloween: Great for Halloween but can be enjoyed all year round ■■ Not too scary for children: Fills the need for picture books that are scary but not too scary ■■ Read-aloud with great art: Fun prose and packed with great visual tricks

Praise for George Bates’s Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early ★ “Bates’s acrylic paintings—in rich hues, textures, and appealingly simplified shapes—capture the delicious chaos and tumble . . .” —Booklist, starred review “The acrylic paintings create a pleasing balance of colorful textures and simple lines.” —School Library Journal

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ALSO AVAILABLE On a windy Halloween night, as a little boy makes his way home after trick-or-treating, he hears a voice: “Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours—if you look back.” As his heart flip-flops with fear, the boy dashes through woods and fields that seem full of haunting shapes—owls, ghosts, skeletons, and more. The detailed illustrations are packed with visual tricks for children to discover. Are those skeletons or cornstalks? Ghostly hands or tree branches? The playful tone of the text makes this a perfect, not-too-scary read-aloud, with an enjoyable surprise ending. Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early ISBN 978-0-8109-4926-3 US ISBN $14.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-4926-3 5 1 4 9 5 9

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Nancy Raines Day is a celebrated children’s book author. She lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Read more about her at www.nancyrainesday.com. George Bates is the illustrator of Abrams’s Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at www.georgebatesstudio.com

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Quackenstein Hatches a Family ■ ■ BY SUDIPTA BARD H A N - Q UA L L E N  ■ 

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / HALLOWEEN

I L LU ST R AT E D BY B R I A N T. J O N E S

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

Inspired by the Frankenstein story, a funny tale of a lonely duck and his unexpected new companion

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Mild frights: Quackenstein learns that what looks scary isn’t at all ■■ Laugh-out-loud funny: A parody of classic horror stories for young readers ■■ Perfect pairing: Charming rhymes play off the humor of the distinctive art

Crack open this tale of family and fright, as cute as it is creepy. All the animals in the zoo have friends and family to play with and love. All of them, that is, except Quackenstein. Lonely and bitter in his ramshackle corner, he decides to adopt an egg. He cares for it diligently, waiting until the moment when it will hatch a baby duck of his own. On a dark and stormy night, the egg hatches, Quackenstein cackles, and lightning strikes, but wait—what’s this? That baby’s not a duck! What will he do? Where can he hide? And will Quackenstein ever find someone (or something) to cuddle? Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen’s clever rhyming text is perfectly paired with cute and spooky art from Brian T. Jones. ISBN 978-0-8109-8973-3 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-8973-3

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen visits schools to share her stories, and teaches writing. She

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lives in New Jersey with her three children. Visit her online at www.sudipta.com. Brian T. Jones is a graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design whose work has appeared in the New Yorker. He lives in Pasadena, California. Visit him online at www.briantjones.com.

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Praise for Eric Velasquez Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award “Velasquez’s arresting full-page portraits will captivate many young readers.” —Booklist

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My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart ■ ■ BY ANGELA FARRI S WAT K I N S , P H D  ■ 

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / BIOGRAPHY

I L LU STR AT E D BY E R I C V E L AS Q U E Z SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages Full color 9 × 11⅞" Hardcover with jacket

From Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, a touching account of his love for his family and country

RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

SELLING POINTS

■■ Dynamic author-illustrator team: Angela Farris Watkins is the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. Eric Velasquez is an extremely talented artist who received the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award for new talent ■■ Historical value: Focuses on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. rather than the civil rights movement. An uplifting book about family, values, and love. ■■ Candid story: An extremely personal look into this influential man’s life ■■ Extremely promotable: For history lessons year round, and for Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day ISBN 978-0-8109-8975-7 US ISBN $18.95   CAN $24.95 978-0-8109-8975-7 5 1 8 9 5 9

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introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family

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moments. What unfolds is a story of character and service to God, family, and mankind, and of how one man’s

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extraordinary love changed the history of the United States. Told with visually stunning art by Eric Velasquez, this is a perfect book for Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and throughout the year.

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Angela Farris Watkins is the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. She is an associate professor

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of psychology at Spelman College and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Eric Velasquez is the

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illustrator of My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and The Other Mozart and a recipient of the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award. He lives in Hartsdale, New York.

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AGES 4 AND UP POP-UP / INTERACTIVE

10 Little Penguins ■ ■ BY J E A N - LU C F R O M E N TA L  ■ 

I L LU ST R AT E D BY J O Ë L L E J O L I V E T

SPECIFICATIONS 24 pages 12 full-color pop-ups 7½ × 6¼"

The beloved penguins from 365 Penguins are back—in 3-D!

Shrink-wrapped Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

SELLING POINTS

■■ Favorite characters: Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book 365 Penguins, which has sold 60,000 copies ■■ Perfect gift: Compact and portable ■■ Clever counting book: Instead of counting up, this one subtracts a penguin in each spread! ISBN 978-0-8109-9582-6 US ISBN $17.95   CAN $23.50 978-0-8109-9582-6 5 1 7 9 5 9

Praise for 365 Penguins

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Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award New York Times bestselling author

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Publishers Weekly bestseller Seen on Martha Heard on NPR’s Weekend Edition “Pièce de resistance . . . a real treat” —Daniel Pinkwater “Integrates challenging math concepts and environmental concerns into a clever narrative. . . .

365 Penguins ISBN 978-0-8109-4460-2 US ISBN $17.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-4460-2 5 1 7 9 5 9

Units on penguins and global warming will never be the same.” —School Library Journal “It’s the fun of the rapidly multiplying penguin horde that carries the book.” —Chicago Tribune

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This inventive pop-up, featuring the mischievous stars of Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet’s 365 Penguins, starts with ten penguins on an icy shore. One by one, they playfully disappear from the scene as the text counts down from ten to zero. The flaps embedded in the book facilitate the story—readers can make the penguins disap-

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pear and reappear! It’s a stylish, humorous take on a counting book with winter-friendly, penguin-filled pop-ups.

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Jean-Luc Fromental is the author of more than thirty books. Joëlle Jolivet is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. Publishers Weekly called her books “vibrant . . . dazzling,” and School Library Journal said they are “as aesthetically impressive as they are informative.” They both live in France.

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La Noche Buena

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / HOLIDAYS

A CHRISTMAS STORY ■ ■ BY ANTONIO SACR E   ■ 

I L LU ST R AT E D BY A N G E L A D O M I N G U E Z

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

A festive book about how a young girl and her family celebrate Christmas Eve

Full color 8½ × 10½" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

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■■ Holiday promotions: A warm, unique Christmas tale ■■ Promotable author: Antonio Sacre travels extensively around the country, performing for kids and their families ■■ Educational appeal: Features beginner’s Spanish vocabulary words, as well as a glossary with translations

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Nina is visiting her grandmother in Miami for Christmas. Usually she spends it in snowy New England with her mother and her family, but this year is different. She isn’t certain what to make of a hot and humid holiday, until she learns the traditions of her father’s side of the family from her Cuban grandmother. She helps prepare for the evening and takes part in all their traditions—the intricate cooking for the feast, the dancing, the music, and the gathering of relatives and neighbors. It all comes together for a Noche Buena that Nina will never forget. Antonio Sacre and Angela Dominguez have created a wonderful story that everyone who celebrates Christmas will enjoy. The book includes a glossary of Spanish words.

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Antonio Sacre is a Cuban American writer, storyteller, and performance artist. He lives in

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $20.95 978-0-8109-3872-4

Los Angeles. Visit him online at www.antoniosacre.com. Angela Dominguez was born in

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Mexico City and lives in northern California. She illustrated Ava Tree and the Wishes

Three and Carmen Learns English. Visit her online at www.andillustrations.com.

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Me, Frida ■ ■ BY AMY NOVESKY  ■ 

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK / ART

I L LU ST R AT E D BY DAV I D D I A Z

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz captures the spirit of beloved artist Frida Kahlo.

Full color 10¼ × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: OCTOBER

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■■ Major award–winning illustrator: David Diaz is a Caldecott medalist and Pura Belpré Honor recipient ■■ Inspiring message: This beautifully written picture book stresses a theme of finding your own voice ■■ Recognizable artist: Frida Kahlo is a major twentiethcentury artist whose images appear around the world

Praise for Diego: Bigger Than Life, illustrated by David Diaz ★ “These iconic images glow with warmth, light, and color. A lively verse portrait illuminated with incandescent illustrations.” —Booklist, starred review

Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous artist Diego Rivera. It is the first time she has left her home in Mexico. And Frida wants to be a painter too. But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers more than the beauty, diversity, and exuberance of America. She finds the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time.

Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story that encourages children to believe in themselves so they can make their own dreams soar. ISBN 978-0-8109-8969-6 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-8969-6

Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor and the author of Elephant Prince: The Story of

Ganesh. She lives with her family just north of the city that inspired Frida Kahlo, San Francisco. David Diaz is the Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator of Smoky Night . He is also a three-time Pura Belpré Honor recipient. He lives in Carlsbad, California.

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Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day

AGES 4 TO 8 PICTURE BOOK

■ ■ BY TA M E K A F RY E R B R OW N  ■  

I L LU ST R AT E D BY C H A R LOT T E R I L E Y-W E B B

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages

An exuberant, multicultural celebration of an urban block party

Full color 8½ × 11" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: AUGUST

SELLING POINTS

■■ Celebrates neighborhoods: Features a vibrant, multicultural community and encourages young readers to experience the diversity of their own environment ■■ Debut author: A fun, rhythmic picture book from a new voice

Praise for Charlotte Riley-Webb’s ISBN 978-0-8109-8971-9

The Entrance Place of Wonders

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of the era” —Children’s Literature “Images enhance poetry curricula and charm its perusers.” —School Library Journal

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Neighbors gather on a hot summer day for a joyful block party: Kids play double Dutch; men debate at the barber shop and play chess; mothers and aunts cook up oxtail stew, collard greens, and other delicious treats; and friends dance and sway as jazz floats through the streets. A rhythmic tale that celebrates the diversity of a close-knit community, Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day will excite readers and prompt them to discover the magic of their own special surroundings. The Entrance Place of Wonders ISBN 978-0-8109-5997-2 US ISBN $16.95   CAN $23.95 978-0-8109-5997-2 5 1 6 9 5 9

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Tameka Fryer Brown was inspired by the Miami neighborhood in which she grew up. Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day is her first book. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte Riley-Webb is the award-winning illustrator of six books for children, including The Entrance Place of Wonders. She lives in Stockbridge, Georgia.

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Fort Mose

AGES 8 TO 12 NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK / BLACK HISTORY

AND THE STORY OF T H E M A N W H O B U I LT T H E F I R ST F R E E BLACK SETTLEMENT I N C O LO N I A L A M E R I CA ■ ■ BY GLENNETTE TIL L E Y T U R N E R

SPECIFICATIONS 48 pages Full color, with more than 40 archival images 10 × 10"

The only nonfiction picture book account of Francisco Menendez and the settlement of free blacks he helped found

Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

SELLING POINTS

■■ National Park Service publicity: Fort Mose was designated part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom— celebration at the site in fall 2010 ■■ Expert author: Well known through her previous works ■■ Informative and appealing: The rich subject will appeal to teachers and librarians ISBN 978-0-8109-4056-7 US ISBN $18.95   CAN $24.95 978-0-8109-4056-7 5 1 8 9 5 9

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Maritcha ISBN 978-0-8109-5045-0

In this one-of-a-kind historical picture book, author Glennette Tilley Turner tells the story of Fort Mose, which

US ISBN $19.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-5045-0

was founded in St. Augustine, Florida, and was the first free African settlement to legally exist in what later became

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the United States. Beginning with the story of Francisco Menendez, the captain of the black militia of St. Augustine, Fort Mose follows the history of slavery from West Africa to America, recounts what daily life was like, and describes the

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founding of the Spanish colony’s Fort Mose. Established in 1738, Fort Mose gave sanctuary to escaped Africans, challenging slavery in the English colonies. Approximately one hundred Africans lived together, creating a frontier community that drew on a range of African backgrounds, blending them with those of Spanish, Native American, and English peoples and cultural traditions. The book includes more than forty archival images, an afterword about uncovering Fort Mose (which is now part of the National Parks), a glossary, an author’s note, a bibliography, and an index. Traveling the Freedom Road ISBN 978-0-8109-8338-0

Glennette Tilley Turner has written nine children’s books, including An Apple for Harriet Tubman and

Running for Our Lives. She has a master’s degree in history and children’s literature; has spoken at ALA, NCTE, BCALA, and the Library of Congress; has presented at Illinois library, historical, and reading organizations; and has served as an advisor to the National Park Service. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois.

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Claude Monet

AGES 5 TO 9 NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

THE PAINTER WHO STO P P E D T H E T R A I N S ■ ■ BY P. I. MALTBIE   ■ 

I L LU ST R AT E D BY J O S . A . S M I T H

SPECIFICATIONS 32 pages Full color 10 × 10" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD

A child’s love of trains kicks off this unique biography of one of the world’s most influential artists.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

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■■ Popular artist and subject: Monet is instantly recognizable. Kids love trains. ■■ Educational appeal: This is a great teaching tool for art classes, history teachers, and more ■■ Well researched: Includes author’s note, a time line, reproductions of Monet’s actual paintings, museums in the U.S. and Canada that house his paintings, and a bibliography of sources ISBN 978-0-8109-8961-0 US ISBN $18.95   CAN $24.95 978-0-8109-8961-0 5 1 8 9 5

Praise for Jos. A. Smith’s Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas

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Orbis Pictus Honor “Factual yet entertaining” —Children’s Literature “A lovely tribute” —Kirkus Praise for The Yellow House: Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side “An excellent introduction to the study of these painters and their styles” — ­ School Library Journal

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Young readers will learn how Claude Monet came to paint trains as well as how he forever changed the minds of critics about his art and about the Impressionists in general. When his nine-year-old son raves over trains passing

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by in the countryside, Monet wishes his own art could excite critics as much as trains captivate his son. The book explains his painting technique, how critics viewed him and the other Impressionists, and how he came to paint trains. Jos. A. Smith’s beautiful illustrations are paired with P. I. Maltbie’s comprehensive text to create an inspiring tale of Monet. The book also includes an author’s note, reproductions of some of Monet’s paintings, a time line, a list of North American museums that house Monet’s paintings, a bibliography, and an index. Gregor Mendel ISBN 978-0-8109-5475-5

P. I. Maltbie writes biographical stories and articles focusing on issues related to disabili-

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ties. She lives in Long Beach, California. Jos. A. Smith is a well-known illustrator of

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children’s books, including Gregor Mendel. He is a professor of fine arts at Pratt Institute. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania. Visit him at www.josasmith.com.

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AGES 8 TO 12 NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

World of Wonders T H E M O ST M E S M E R I Z I N G N AT U R A L P H E N O M E N A O N E A RT H ■ ■ BY E L I SA B E T H R O M A N

SPECIFICATIONS 192 pages

A lush photography book that reveals some of the most incredible and mysterious stories in nature

Full color, with 90 photographs 9 × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: DECEMBER

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■■ Educational appeal: Interesting facts about animals and natural phenomena ■■ Beautiful photography: Facts are paired with gorgeous, eye-catching imagery ■■ Fun format: Q&A format encourages participation from the reader

What built these ancient totem poles?

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> Water, wind, and ice.

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These elements worked together for forty million years to create this magical landscape. The Bryce Canyon area, in Utah, is home to the largest number of these astonishing natural pillars—thousands of them. They have a funny name: hoodoos, or fairy chimneys. But you are unlikely to see any sorcery there, just squirrels darting up and down the rocks.

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ALSO AVAILABLE What is the tallest tree in the world? > This sequoia, which is 379.1 feet tall. This champion was discovered in 2006 in a national park in northern California. But the exact location of the seven-hundred-year-old sequoia has not been revealed, for fear that thousands of tourists would come to see it and harm its environment. Named Hyperion, after a Greek god, this tree might be even a little taller if it wasn’t for damage caused by woodpeckers at the top.

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World of Wonders is a tour of the earth through stunning images that depict some of the most mesmerizing and outrageous animals and natural occurrences. Readers will learn what animal is actually slower than a snail, which animal’s heart weighs the most, and which steaming volcano is covered with snow.

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With more than eighty amazing facts, each accompanied by an eye-catching photograph, readers will learn all

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about the everyday objects, animals, and phenomena found on our very own planet. Each spread spotlights a dif-

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ferent fact and covers a category such as height, growth, age, temperature, light, danger, weight, and much, much

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more.

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Elisabeth Roman began her career as a journalist and now focuses on writing for children’s media. She lives in France.

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Travels of the Zephyr

AGES 8 TO 12 PICTURE BOOK / INTERACTIVE

AN INTERACTIVE JOU R N E Y A R O U N D T H E WO R L D ■ ■ BY CAROLINE MAC K I L L I A N

SPECIFICATIONS 88 pages including 9 gatefolds

A fact-filled, adventurous, interactive book reminiscent of Around the World in Eighty Days

and attachments Full color 10⅔ × 10⅔" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JANUARY 2011

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■■ Interactive features: maps that unfold, envelopes that hold letters, flaps that lift to reveal other pictures, and more ■■ Educational appeal: Children will learn about cultures, customs, and traditions from various parts of the world

Travels of the Zephyr is an interactive book that introduces readers to various lands and peoples across the globe through the notes of the fictional explorer James Mac Killian, who lived from 1889 to 1978. James Mac Killian traveled the world in his homemade hot-air balloon, the Zephyr, documenting everything and everyone he encountered. The goal of his particular expeditions was to visit different ethnic groups and discover traditions that dated back to the dawn of time, including different languages, foods, beliefs, and rituals, to name only a few. He explored such places as Greenland, Newfoundland, North America, Brazil, Scotland, Africa, New Zealand, Indonesia, China, and Russia. Now his niece, Caroline Mac Killian, has inherited his research and has decided to publish his findings. Throughout the book there are interactive devices, such as maps that unfold, envelopes with letters, sketches, ISBN 978-0-8109-8974-0

drawings, and much more. The story is a work of fiction, but the information presented is factual and fascinating.

US ISBN $24.95   CAN $32.50 978-0-8109-8974-0 5 2 4 9 5

Caroline Mac Killian is the pen name of Caroline Guezille. Guezille worked for many years as a journalist. She now lives with her family in Morbihan, in the northwest region of France.

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Sea Creatures Pop-up

AGES 1 TO 6 POP-UP

S Q U I R M Y, S CA RY F I S H FAC E -TO - FAC E ■ ■ BY SA L LY H E W I T T  ■ 

I L LU ST R AT E D BY C H R I S G I LVA N - CA RT W R I G H T Catch the weirdest, scariest, and most fascinating sea creatures without getting your feet wet! Vibrant color pop-ups of a shark, lion fish, giant squid, devil ray, sea dragon, and viper fish leap off the page. Sea Creatures Pop-up brings water fun to everyone!

SPECIFICATIONS FOR ALL BOOKS 12 pages 6 full-color pop-ups

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Pop-up favorites !

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SELLING POINTS

■■ Bright and colorful: The creatures jump from each page

Bugs Pop-up C R E E PY C R AW L E R S FAC E -TO - FAC E ■ ■ BY SA L LY H E W I T T  ■ 

■■ Sturdy design: Thick stock that resists tearing

I L LU ST R AT E D BY C H R I S G I LVA N - CA RT W R I G H T All sorts of creepy, crawly creatures assume larger-than-life proportions when it comes to capturing the fascination of children. In this oversize volume,

■■ Proven sales: Previous editions have sold more than 50,000 copies

giant scorpions, a praying mantis, and more pop right off the pages, jiggling and wiggling their way to life brandishing claws, stingers, pincers, and more. Bold illustrations and accompanying rhyming text will intrigue budding young naturalists.

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Jungle Beasts Pop-up

Sea Creatures Pop-up ISBN 978-0-8109-5877-7 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-5877-7

A SA FA R I FAC E -TO - FAC E ■ ■ BY SA L LY H E W I T T  ■ 

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And right behind that, a lion! A giraffe! A rhinoceros, a hippopotamus, and a chimpanzee! Six big, bright animals truly pop off the pages so children can get up close and personal with all their jungle favorites. Sturdy construction means

Bugs Pop-up

many happy safaris ahead, while whimsical rhymes add to the fun in a book that

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will make young imaginations run wild.

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Jungle Beasts Pop-up ISBN 978-0-8109-4261-5 US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-4261-5 5 1 4 9 5

Sally Hewitt has written many books for children on science and nature. She lives in Great Britain. Chris GilvanCartwright studied at St. Martin’s School of Art, London, and has a postgraduate degree in fine art painting from the Krakow Academy of Fine Art, in Poland. Booklist called his work “vivid”; it has won many awards and has been

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exhibited internationally. He lives in Great Britain.

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Even Bad Dogs Go to Heaven

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MORE FROM THE DOG C H A P E L ■ ■ WRITTEN AND ILLU ST R AT E D BY ST E P H E N H U N E C K

SPECIFICATIONS

At Stephen Huneck’s Dog Chapel in Vermont, pet owners come to remember and memorialize their beloved dogs that have passed away, by leaving pictures,

80 pages

letters, and testimonials. This book is the perfect gift for a bereaved pet owner,

33 color illustrations

or anyone who believes that dogs have a special place in human life.

8½ × 8½" Hardcover with jacket

Stephen Huneck was an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor who

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passed away in 2010. He was the owner of Stephen Huneck Galleries in St.

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

Johnsbury, Vermont.

ISBN 978-0-8109-9629-8 US ISBN $19.95   CAN $25.95 978-0-8109-9629-8 5 1 9 9 5

The Tempest

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■ ■ BY WILLIAM SHAK E S P E A R E  ■  INTRODUCTION BY J U L I E TAY M O R ■  FO REWORD BY JO N AT H A N B AT E

The Tempest is both a handsome edition of Taymor’s eminently readable

SPECIFICATIONS

and performance-ready adaptation of Shakespeare’s play and a stunning

176 pages

visual narrative based on her film, which stars Helen Mirren and opens in

150 color illustrations

December 2010.

11½ × 10¾" Hardcover with jacket

Julie Taymor is a Tony- and Oscar-winning director and designer. The Tempest is her fourth feature film. She lives in New York City. Jonathan Bate is a critic,

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biographer, broadcaster, and Shakespeare scholar, and a professor of English

PUB MONTH: NOVEMBER

literature at the University of Warwick. He lives in Stratford-on-Avon, England.

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Beyond the Family Tree A 21ST-CENTURY GUI D E TO E X P LO R I N G YO U R R O OTS A N D C R E AT I N G C O N N E C T I O N S ■ ■ BY JENNIFER WOR I C K With more than 1,000 insightful questions, the book helps the reader cre-

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ate a dialogue during family gatherings or one-on-one get-togethers. It also

192 pages

shows the reader how to share that information with the rest of the family (via

50 color and black-and-white

private YouTube accounts, WikIs, websites, e-mails, chat groups, and other

illustrations

social media outlets) so a family can create a living history and a place where

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a vibrant dialogue can continue.

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Jennifer Worick is the author of many titles, and coauthor of the New York

PUB MONTH: SEPTEMBER

Times bestseller The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating & Sex . She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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BACKLIST FAVORITES

Get Grimm with bestseller Michael Buckley Book Three: The Problem Child ISBN 978-0-8109-4914-0 HC US ISBN $15.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-4914-0 5 1 5 9 5

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Book Six: Tales from the Hood

ISBN 978-0-8109-9359-4 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-9478-2 HC

US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-9359-4

US ISBN $14.95   CAN $16.95 978-0-8109-9478-2 5 0 6 9 5

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Book Four: Once Upon a Crime

ISBN 978-0-8109-8925-2 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-5925-5 HC

ISBN 978-0-8109-1610-4 HC

US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-8925-2

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-5925-5

US ISBN $14.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-1610-4

Book One: The Fairy-Tale Detectives

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Book Seven: The Everafter War

ISBN 978-0-8109-9322-8 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-9549-9 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-8355-7 HC

US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-9322-8

US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-9549-9

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $20.95 978-0-8109-8355-7 5 0 6 9 5

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Book Five: Magic and Other Misdemeanors

ISBN 978-0-8109-8429-5 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-5926-2 HC

ISBN 978-0-8109-9358-7 HC

US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-8429-5

US ISBN $14.95   CAN $20.95 978-0-8109-5926-2

US ISBN $14.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-9358-7

Book Two: The Unusual Suspects

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Book Eight: The Inside Story

ISBN 978-0-8109-9323-5 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-7263-6 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-8430-1 HC

US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-9323-5

US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-7263-6

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $19.95 978-0-8109-8430-1 5 0 6 9 5

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Ahoy, mateys! It’s Pirate Pete!

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The Twelve Days of . . . reading!

The Twelve Days of Winter

Pirate Pete’s Giant Adventure ISBN 978-0-8109-5965-1

ISBN 978-0-8109-5472-4

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $18.95 978-0-8109-5965-1

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Pirate Pete

780810 954724

The Twelve Days of Springtime

The Twelve Days of Kindergarten

ISBN 978-0-8109-4356-8

ISBN 978-0-8109-9348-8

ISBN 978-0-8109-4512-8

ISBN 978-0-8109-8330-4

US ISBN $16.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-4356-8

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $18.95 978-0-8109-9348-8

US ISBN $14.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-4512-8

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-8330-4

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Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate

780810 943568

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BACKLIST FAVORITES

Bestselling author Graeme Base Uno’s Garden ISBN 978-0-8109-5473-1

The Water Hole Board Book

US ISBN $19.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-5473-1

ISBN 978-0-8109-7246-9

5 1 9 9 5

US ISBN $9.95   CAN $10.95 978-0-8109-7246-9 5 0 9 9 5

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780810 954731

Jungle Drums

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Animalia

ISBN 978-0-8109-5044-3

ISBN 978-0-8109-1868-9

US ISBN $18.95   CAN $20.95 978-0-8109-5044-3

ISBN 978-0-8109-8735-7

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

780810 972469

Water Hole Coloring Book US ISBN $9.95   CAN $10.95 978-0-8109-8735-7

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780810 918689

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The Sign of the Seahorse:

ISBN 978-0-8109-1939-6

ISBN 978-0-8109-3825-0

ISBN 978-0-8109-0851-2

US ISBN $19.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-3825-0

US ISBN $19.95   CAN $25.95 978-0-8109-0851-2

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The Water Hole

Enigma: A Magical Mystery

780810 908512

The Eleventh Hour, small edition

ISBN 978-0-8109-7245-2

ISBN 978-0-8109-4568-5

ISBN 978-0-8109-3265-4

US ISBN $19.95   CAN $21.95 978-0-8109-7245-2

US ISBN $19.95   CAN $25.95 978-0-8109-4568-5

US ISBN $12.95   CAN $16.95 978-0-8109-3265-4

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The Eleventh Hour

US ISBN $12.95   CAN $14.50 978-0-8109-1939-6 5 1 2 9 5 9

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A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts

Animalia, small edition

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780810 972452

780810 945685

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780810 932654

Lauren Myracle’s groundbreaking, bestselling series ISBN 978-0-8109-8788-3 PB US ISBN $6.95   CAN $8.95 978-0-8109-8788-3 5 0 6 9 5

THE INTERNET GIRLS 9

780810 987883

ttfn (Ta-Ta for Now)

l8r, g8r

ISBN 978-0-8109-5971-2 HC

ISBN 978-0-8109-1266-3 HC

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-5971-2

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-1266-3 5 1 5 9 5

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ttyl (Talk to You Later)

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ISBN 978-0-8109-9279-5 PB

ISBN 978-0-8109-7086-1 PB

US ISBN $15.95   CAN $17.95 978-0-8109-4821-1

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780810 948211

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ART AND ARCHITECTURE A History of Western Art: From Prehistory to the 20th Century 978-0-8109-9421-8 $22.50 A Is for Artist 978-1-85437-556-8 $19.95 Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter 978-0-8109-5477-9 $18.95 Are You Blue Dog’s Friend? 978-0-8109-4069-7 $18.95 Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier 978-0-8109-4238-7 $17.95 Babar’s Museum of Art 978-0-8109-4597-5 $17.95 Can You Find It? 978-0-8109-3279-1 $15.95 Can You Find It? America 978-0-8109-8890-3 $16.95 Can You Find It Inside? 978-0-8109-5794-7 $10.95 Can You Find It Outside? 978-0-8109-5795-4 $10.95 Can You Find It, Too? 978-0-8109-5046-7 $15.95 Can You Hear It? 978-0-8109-5721-3 $18.95 Chasing Degas 978-0-8109-3878-6 $16.95 Christmas Story 978-0-8109-8002-0 $16.95 Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow 978-0-8109-9347-1 $18.95 Elephants and Golden Thrones: Inside China’s Forbidden City 978-0-8109-9485-0 $18.95 Faces, Places, and Inner Spaces: A Guide to Looking at Art 978-0-8109-5966-8 $18.95

Iggy Peck, Architect 978-0-8109-1106-2 $15.95 The Jungle Grapevine 978-0-8109-8001-3 $16.95

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Looking at Pictures Revised Edition 978-0-8109-8288-8 $21.95 Paul Cézanne: A Painter’s Journey 978-0-8109-5784-8 $17.95 Mitzi’s World: Seek and Discover More Than 150 Details in 15 Works of Folk Art 978-0-8109-8004-4 $17.95 Seurat and La Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots 978-0-8109-4811-2 $17.95 Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World 978-0-8109-9471-3 $19.95 The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale 978-0-8109-8941-2 $18.95 Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light 978-0-8109-5867-8 $17.95 Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists 978-0-8109-4527-2 $24.95 Whaam! The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein 978-0-8109-9492-8 $18.95 BEDTIME Because I Am Your Daddy 978-0-8109-8392-2 $15.95 Because You Are My Baby 978-0-8109-9482-9 $15.95 Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early 978-0-8109-4926-3 $14.95 Good Night, Baby Ruby 978-0-8109-8323-6 $14.95 Hush, Little Dragon 978-0-8109-9491-1 $15.95 Monster Sleepover! 978-0-8109-4059-8 $14.95 Noises at Night 978-0-8109-5750-3 $15.95 When Sheep Sleep 978-0-8109-5469-4 $15.95 BIOGRAPHICAL Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator 978-0-8109-7095-3 $18.95 Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter 978-0-8109-5477-9 $18.95 Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier 978-0-8109-4238-7 $17.95 Ballots for Belva: The True

Story of a Woman’s Race for the Presidency 978-0-8109-7110-3 $16.95 Black Elk’s Vision: A Lakota Story 978-0-8109-8399-1 $19.95 Degas and the Dance 978-0-8109-0567-2 $17.95 Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow 978-0-8109-9347-1 $18.95 The Giant of Seville: A “Tall” Tale Based on a True Story 978-0-8109-0988-5 $16.95 Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas 978-0-8109-5475-5 $18.95

John Brown: His Fight for Freedom 978-0-8109-3798-7 $18.95 Napoleon: The Story of the Little Corporal 978-0-8109-1378-3 $18.95 Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois 978-0-8109-4237-0 $19.95 Seurat and La Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots 978-0-8109-4811-2 $17.95 Whaam! The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein 978-0-8109-9492-8 $18.95 The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side 978-0-8109-4588-3 $17.95 BLACK HISTORY The Entrance Place of Wonders: Poems from the Harlem Renaissance 978-0-8109-5997-2 $16.95 George Washington Carver 978-0-8109-9366-2 $18.95 John Brown: His Fight for Freedom 978-0-8109-3798-7 $18.95 Life Doesn’t Frighten Me 978-1-55670-288-4 $17.95

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl 978-0-8109-5045-0 $19.95 M.L.K.: Journey of a King 978-0-8109-5476-2 $21.95 The Other Mozart: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de SaintGeorge 978-0-8109-5720-6 $18.95 Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America 978-0-8109-4496-1 $24.95 Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction 978-0-8109-8338-0 $24.95 Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists 978-0-8109-4527-2 $24.95 CONCEPTS ABC ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City 978-0-8109-5854-8 $15.95 An A to Z Treasure Hunt 978-1-85437-755-5 $14.95 Animalia 978-0-8109-1868-9 $19.95 Babar’s ABC 978-0-8109-5707-7 $17.95 Ballroom Bonanza: A Hidden Pictures ABC Book 978-0-8109-8842-2 $16.95 Campbell Kids’ Alphabet Soup 978-0-8109-5041-2 $10.95 D Is for Drums: A Colonial Williamsburg ABC 978-0-8109-4927-0 $16.95 Peter Blake’s ABC 978-1-85437-816-3 $13.50 Color Are You Blue Dog’s Friend? 978-0-8109-4069-7 $18.95 Babar’s Book of Color 978-0-8109-4840-2 $17.95 The Coloring Book 978-1-85437-849-1 $18.95 Hello Kitty Hello Color! board book 978-0-8109-5015-3 $6.95 The Water Hole Coloring Book 978-0-8109-8735-7 $9.95 Why Is Blue Dog Blue? 978-1-58479-162-1 $17.95


HOLIDAYS, PROMOTIONS, AND CONCEPTS

Counting/Mathematics 123 NYC 978-0-8109-1381-3 $15.95 Babar’s Counting Book 978-0-8109-4243-1 $16.95 Counting Birds 978-1-85437-855-2 $14.50 The Twelve Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book 978-0-8109-4512-8 $14.95 The Twelve Days of Winter: A School Counting Book 978-0-8109-5472-4 $14.95 The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book 978-0-8109-8330-4 $15.95 The Unknowns 978-0-8109-7991-8 $16.95 Uno’s Garden 978-0-8109-5473-1 $19.95 The Water Hole 978-0-8109-4568-5 $18.95 The Water Hole Coloring Book 978-0-8109-8735-7 $9.95 Shapes Hello Kitty Hello Shapes! board book 978-0-8109-5851-7 $6.95 The Scribble Book 978-1-85437-774-6 $14.95 Shape 978-1-85437-779-1 $22.50 DINOSAURS AND DRAGONS Dinosaurs in Your Backyard: The Coolest, Scariest Creatures Ever Found in the USA! 978-0-8109-7099-1 $15.95 Dino Wars 978-0-8109-5798-5 $17.95 The Discovery of Dragons: New Research Revealed 978-0-8109-5967-5 $19.95 Dragon World: A Pop-Up Guide to These Scaled Beasts 978-0-8109-9456-0 $15.95 Dragons: A Pop-Up Book of Fantastic Adventures 978-0-8109-4900-3 $15.95 Dragons of Darkness 978-0-8109-4074-1 $18.95 Hush, Little Dragon 978-0-8109-9491-1 $15.95 Pteranodon: The Life Story of a Pterosaur 978-0-8109-5778-7 $14.95 Raptor: The Life of a Young Deinonychus

978-0-8109-5775-6 $15.95 ENVIRONMENT 50 Ways to Save the Earth 978-0-8109-7239-1 $17.95 365 Penguins 978-0-8109-4460-2 $17.95 All in a Day 978-0-8109-8321-2 $17.95 The Arctic 978-0-8109-1428-5 $18.95 Mama, Is It Summer Yet? 978-0-8109-8468-4 $17.95 My Friends the Flowers 978-0-8109-8397-7 $16.95 My Life in Pink & Green 978-0-8109-8352-6 $16.95 Operation Redwood 978-0-8109-8354-0 $16.95 Our Living Earth: A Story of People, Ecology, and Preservation 978-0-8109-7132-5 $24.95 Panorama: A Foldout Book 978-0-8109-8332-8 $19.95 Uno’s Garden 978-0-8109-5473-1 $19.95 Water Boy 978-0-8109-1784-2 $15.95 FANTASY The Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter’s Moon 978-0-8109-9214-6 $16.95 The Chronicles of Faerie: The Summer King 978-0-8109-5969-9 $16.95 The Chronicles of Faerie: The Book of Dreams 978-0-8109-8346-5 $19.95

Dragons of Darkness 978-0-8109-4074-1 $18.95 Elf Realm: The Low Road 978-0-8109-7069-4 $18.95 Elf Realm: The High Road 978-0-8109-4075-8 $18.95

Fell 978-0-8109-1185-7 $19.95 The Golden Hour 978-0-8109-9216-0 $5.95 The Hour of the Cobra 978-0-8109-9362-4 $5.95 The Hour of the Outlaw 978-0-8109-7264-3 $5.95 The Grassland Trilogy Book One: Escape the Mask 978-0-8109-9477-5 $15.95 The Grassland Trilogy Book Two: Beneath the Mask 978-0-8109-7074-8 $15.95 The Lighthouse Land: The Lighthouse Trilogy Book One 978-0-8109-5480-9 $16.95 The Lighthouse War: The Lighthouse Trilogy Book Two 978-0-8109-9354-9 $16.95 The Lighthouse Keepers: The Lighthouse Trilogy Book Three 978-0-8109-7070-0 $16.95 The Scream of the White Bears 978-0-8109-4431-2 $19.95 The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairty-Tale Detectives 978-0-8109-5925-5 $15.95 The Sisters Grimm Book Two: The Unusual Suspects 978-0-8109-5926-2 $15.95 The Sisters Grimm Book Three: The Problem Child 978-0-8109-4914-0 $15.95 The Sisters Grimm Book Four: Once Upon a Crime 978-0-8109-1610-4 $15.95 The Sisters Grimm Book Five: Magic and Other Misdemeanors 978-0-8109-9358-7 $15.95 The Sisters Grimm Book Six: Tales from the Hood 978-0-8109-9478-2 $15.95 The Sisters Grimm Book Seven: The Everafter War 978-0-8109-8355-7 $15.95 The Sisters Grimm Book Eight: The Inside Story 978-0-8109-8430-1 $15.95 Tiger Moon 978-0-8109-9481-2 $18.95 FRIENDS AND SCHOOL It’s Your First Day of School, Annie Claire 978-0-8109-4057-4 $15.95 The Jellybeans and the Big Dance 978-0-8109-9352-5 $15.95

The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza 978-0-8109-8412-7 $15.95 June and August 978-0-8109-8410-3 $16.95 Luv Ya Bunches 978-0-8109-4211-0 $15.95 NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society 978-0-8109-4324-7 $14.95 The Popularity Papers 978-0-8109-8421-9 $15.95 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda 978-0-8109-8425-7 $12.95 Troy High 978-0-8109-4647-7 $15.95 The Twelve Days of Kindergarten: A Counting Book 978-0-8109-4512-8 $14.95 The Twelve Days of Winter: A School Counting Book 978-0-8109-5472-4 $14.95 The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book 978-0-8109-8330-4 $15.95 HOLIDAYS Christmas Christmas Is Coming! A Holiday Pop-up Book 978-0-8109-3898-4 $16.95 The Christmas Story 978-0-8109-8002-0 $16.95 Coyote Christmas 978-0-8109-9367-9 $15.95 Elf Elementary: A Christmas Story 978-0-8109-8721-0 $12.95 Flamingo’s First Christmas 978-0-8109-5765-7 $15.95 Hello Kitty Hello Christmas! board book 978-0-8109-5752-7 $6.95 Easter Hello Kitty’s Easter Bonnet Surprise 978-0-8109-4819-8 $12.95 Father’s Day Because I Am Your Daddy 978-0-8109-8392-2 $15.95 Grandfather and Me 978-0-8109-7059-5 $16.95 Piglet and Papa 978-0-8109-1476-6 $14.95 Would I Trade My Parents? 978-0-8109-0637-2 $16.95

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Grandparents Day Grandfather and Me 978-0-8109-7059-5 $16.95 Piglet and Granny 978-0-8109-4063-5 $15.95 Halloween Babar and the Ghost 978-0-8109-4398-8 $16.95 Bonz Inside-out! 978-0-8109-4599-9 $15.95 Do You Believe in Ghosts? 978-0-8109-8356-4 $10.95 Happy Birthday, Monster! 978-0-8109-9363-1 $14.95 Monster Sleepover! 978-0-8109-4059-8 $14.95 The Witch’s Child 978-0-8109-9349-5 $16.95 Mother’s Day

Because You Are My Baby 978-0-8109-9482-9 $15.95 Just Like Mama 978-0-8109-8393-9 $15.95 Mom and Me 978-0-8109-4820-4 $16.95 Piglet and Mama 978-0-8109-5869-2 $14.95 Would I Trade My Parents? 978-0-8109-0637-2 $16.95 Presidents Day/4th of July/ National Pride Apple for the Teacher: Thirty Songs for Singing While You Work

978-0-8109-4825-9 $24.95 Babar Comes to America 978-0-8109-7244-5 $17.95 Babar’s USA 978-0-8109-7096-0 $17.95 A Horse’s Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure 978-0-8109-9490-4 $16.95 Valentine’s Day Hello Kitty Hello Love! 978-0-8109-8538-4 $12.95 Hello Kitty Hello Love! board book 978-0-8109-5754-1 $6.95 Rosalie and Truffle 978-0-8109-5984-2 $9.95 Winter Bella Gets Her Skates On 978-0-8109-9416-4 $15.95 Sally’s Snow Adventure 978-0-8109-7061-8 $15.95 The Twelve Days of Winter: A School Counting Book 978-0-8109-5472-4 $14.95 JEWISH INTEREST Eight Nights of Chanukah 978-0-8109-5785-5 $12.95 Jewish Holidays All Year Round: A Family Treasury 978-0-8109-0550-4 $19.95 JOURNALS bff: a girlfriend book you write together 978-0-8109-8431-8 $10.95 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book 978-0-8109-7977-2 $10.95 MAGIC/MYSTERIES/THRILLERS Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies 978-0-8109-8416-5 $12.95 The 3-2-3 Detective Agency in the Disappearance of Dave Warthog

978-0-8109-8489-9 $17.95 The Big Splash 978-0-8109-7067-0 $15.95 Bliss 978-0-8109-7071-7 $16.95 Cicada Summer 978-0-8109-9472-0 $15.95 Enigma: A Magical Mystery 978-0-8109-7245-2 $19.95 Hee-Haw-Dini and the Great Zambini 978-0-8109-7025-0 $15.95 NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society 978-0-8109-4324-7 $14.95 The Pharaoh’s Secret 978-0-8109-8378-6 $15.95 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda 978-0-8109-8425-7 $12.95 The Unknowns 978-0-8109-7991-8 $16.95 NATIVE AMERICAN Black Elk’s Vision: A Lakota Story 978-0-8109-8399-1 $19.95 Coyote Christmas 978-0-8109-9367-9 $15.95 Coyote Speaks: Wonders of the Native American World 978-0-8109-9372-3 $24.95 Gift Horse: A Lakota Story 978-0-8109-4127-4 $16.95 The Star People 978-0-8109-4584-5 $16.95 POETRY Behind the Museum Door: Poems to Celebrate the Wonders of Museums 978-0-8109-1204-5 $16.95 City I Love 978-0-8109-8327-4 $16.95 The Entrance Place of Wonders: Poems from the Harlem Renaissance 978-0-8109-5997-2 $16.95

Poem in Your Pocket: 200 Poems to Read and Share 978-0-8109-0636-5 $14.95 Score! 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire 978-0-8109-9488-1 $15.95 Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World 978-0-8109-9471-3 $19.95 POP-UP AND NOVELTY Bugs Pop-up: Creepy Crawlers Face-to-Face 978-0-8109-5032-0 $15.95 Castle: A Three-Dimensional Interactive Adventure 978-0-8109-7019-9 $19.95 Christmas Is Coming! A Holiday Pop-up Book 978-0-8109-3898-4 $16.95 Dragon World: A Pop-Up Guide to These Scaled Beasts 978-0-8109-9456-0 $15.95 Jungle Beasts Pop-up: A Safari Face-to-Face 978-0-8109-4261-5 $15.95 Sea Creatures Pop-up: Squirmy, Scary Fish Face-to-Face 978-0-8109-5877-7 $15.95 WORDLESS Spot It! Find the Hidden Creatures 978-0-8109-0632-7 $14.95 Where Is the Cake? 978-0-8109-1798-9 $12.95 Where Is the Cake Now? 978-0-8109-8926-9 $12.95

ILLUSTRATION CREDITS: Front cover and pages 28–29: copyright © 2010 Daniel Kirk. Back cover and pages 2–3: copyright © 2010 Ethen Beavers. Table of contents: top to bottom, left to right: copyright © 2010 Dan Andreasen, copyright © 2010 Carey Armstrong-Ellis, copyright © 2010 Brian T. Jones, copyright © 2010 Julia Denos. Page 4: copyright © 2010 Greg Call. Page 5: copyright © 2010 Jason Rosenstock. Pages 6–7: copyright © 2010 Christine Norrie. Pages 10–11: Diary of a Wimpy Kid motion picture elements copyright © 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (excluding motion picture elements) copyright © 2010 Wimpy Kid, Inc. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID®, WIMPY KID™, and the Greg Heffley design™ are trademarks of Wimpy Kid, Inc. All rights reserved. Pages 14–15: copyright © 2010 Barry Deutsch. Page 26: copyright © 2010 Albert Lorenz. Page 27: copyright © 2010 Julia Denos. Page 31: copyright © 2010 Alex Beard. Pages 32–33: copyright © 2010 Dan Andreasen. Page 34: copyright © 2010 Carey Armstrong-Ellis. Page 35: copyright © 2010 Kay Chorao. Page 36: copyright © 2010 George Bates. Page 37: copyright © 2010 Brian T. Jones. Pages 38–39: copyright © 2010 Eric Velasquez. Pages 42–43: copyright © 2010 David Diaz. Page 44: copyright © 2010 Charlotte Riley-Webb; author photo by D E Photography. Page 45: Author photo courtesy of Lynard M. Jones. Pages 46–47: copyright © 2010 Jos. A. Smith.

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