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Love Bites The Unofficial Saga of Twilight Liv Spencer • $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available Centering on the Stephenie Meyer books, the cast of the Twilight films, and the dedicated fan base, this full-color tribute showcases all the pieces of the phenomenon surrounding the epic love story between a young woman and a vampire. Along with invaluable background information and insight into this star-crossed lovers’ tale, this essential fan bible covers everything from getting the series published to adapting the books for the screen. Bios of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and other cast members are also featured along with details on conventions, events, and Twilight crafts—this is truly a must-have companion to the supernatural saga for legions of fans everywhere. Liv Spencer is the author of The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular! and Taylor Swift: The Unofficial Story. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. NONFICTION, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 160 PAGES, 8 X 10 150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781550229301 RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN ECW PRESS JUNE

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Taylor Swift The Unofficial Story Liv Spencer • $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available • Taylor Swift was the bestselling artist of 2008 in the United States, with combined sales of more than four million albums Chronicling the meteoric rise of one of today’s hottest musical stars, this comprehensive biography of Taylor Swift reveals how she conquered the pop and country music charts, earned a shelf full of awards, and broke multiple chart records—all before she turned 20. Beginning with her childhood in Pennsylvania, the account recalls her early ambition to land a record deal, describing her personal deliveries of demos to Nashville record companies at age 11, her first failed deal with RCA Records, and her ultimate success signing with Big Machine Records. Alongside full-color photos, the guide goes on to detail Taylor’s songs, albums, and tours; friends such as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Kellie Pickler, and boyfriends, including the Jonas Brothers’ Joe; and other must-know facts, from musical influences, duets, and acting gigs on CSI to charity work and future plans. Lively and engaging, this unofficial story gets to the heart of a fearless young star and shows how she captured the world. Liv Spencer is the author of Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight and The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular! She lives in Toronto, Ontario. NONFICTION, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 112 PAGES, 8 X 10 90 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781550229318 RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN ECW PRESS AUGUST

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Jonas Brothers Forever 9781550228519 $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

Living the Dream 9781550228489 $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

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The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular! Unofficial & Unstoppable Liv Spencer • $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available The Emmy-nominated TV sensation, iCarly—the 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards’ best TV show—is thoroughly explored in this essential, full-color guide that celebrates the girl at the heart of the show, actress Miranda Cosgrove. Colorful and engaging, this dynamic reference focuses on the personal and professional life of 16-year-old Miranda, who has it all: a major film debut in School of Rock, a budding music career with four hit singles and an upcoming album, and a role on Nicklodeon’s show Drake & Josh. High-lighting her true star quality in a show designed to showcase her many talents, this guide examines the zany sitcom about three friends who start their own webcast where they perform skits and show their viewers’ wacky talents. Punctuated with fun facts and numerous photos of the cast members’ on-set antics, this comprehensive manual also includes the story behind Drake & Josh and the creation of iCarly, biographies for Drake & Josh and iCarly cast members, an iCarly episode guide that includes the TV movie iCarly!: iGo to Japan, and future projects for iCarly and its stars. Liv Spencer is the author of Love Bites: The Official Saga of Twilight and Taylor Swift: The Unofficial Story. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 144 PAGES, 8 X 10 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781550229295 RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN ECW PRESS APRIL

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All in This Together 9781550227642 $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez 9781550229011 $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

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Touch-and-Feel Little Learners series Mike Goldsmith Illustrations by Simon Abbott • Co-op available • Authors’ previous books sold more than 200,000 copies combined Encouraging young children to learn through sight and touch, these durable early-concept books help develop sensory awareness and create an interactive learning experience. These books provide parents with a fun way to introduce science concepts such as size, weight, time, speed, and temperature. Mike Goldsmith is a former head of the acoustics group at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory and the author of Inventors and Their Bright Ideas, Scientists and Their Mind-Blowing Experiments, and Stars and Planets. Simon Abbott is the illustrator of the Learn to Draw series; Mooo! Noisy Pops; and My Aunt’s Wacky Wedding.

How Heavy Is an Elephant?

How Small Is a Spider?

Bright illustrations and funny verses make it clear that an elephant is indeed a very heavy animal—and one that has to eat a lot of food. The inventive touch-and-feel textures include slices of plastic cheese and cute felt shoes.

A cheerful gray spider shows off her web and points to insects that might stumble into her lair. Captions with simple words encourage reading while teaching about how to measure and characterize.

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ISBN: 9781848981652

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How Loud Is a Digger?

How Slow Is a Snail?

Featuring a popular construction-site machine, this book compares the volume of noise a digger makes to the noises of other machines and objects, both quiet and loud. The final pages feature a full spread with all the objects from the book ranked by volume, making this board book a great way to introduce the concept of sound.

A sweet little snail embarks on a journey around the garden, unperturbed that other creatures around her are very speedy. The brightly colored pages invite children to identify objects and animals that are faster and bigger than the tiny guide. Touch-and-feel textures include a silky green leaf and a fuzzy felt athletic shoe.

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 10 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 5 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781848981683 RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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Sing-Along Songs series TickTock Books Ltd • Co-op available A lively introduction to traditional nursery songs, these bright, cheery board books teach toddlers about inference. Clever interactive features include a sound chip that plays the song aloud and an innovative die-cut format that helps kids guess what comes next. TickTock Books Ltd publishes innovative children’s books.

Old McDonald Had a Farm

The Wheels on the Bus

A charming presentation of a beloved nursery rhyme, this eponymous tune can be played again and again as toddlers discover different farm animals, such as cows and sheep.

Singing, giggling, and bouncing are unavoidable when toddlers push the button and play this favorite song. The rhythm and repetition in the verses teach children to anticipate, and the characters in the book are a friendly bunch, including children, a bus driver, and a jolly gray-haired woman in an orange hat.

BOARD BOOKS/CLASSICS AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 10 PAGES, 7.5 X 8.75 6 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $6.95 (CAN $7.95) RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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Itsy Bitsy Spider

Five Little Ducks

Clouds, rain drops, a golden sun, and a tall, red waterspout are arranged and rearranged on the the pages of this cute book, while children are invited to keep track of the itsy spider’s ups and downs—and play the song over and over.

Parents and toddlers can sing along with this childhood favorite while, on the pages, the cute yellow ducklings swim away—and return. Other pond-dwelling life is also depicted, including a fish, a dragonfly, a ladybug, a water lily, and a cattail.

BOARD BOOKS/CLASSICS AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 10 PAGES, 7.5 X 8.75 6 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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ISBN: 9781848981706

ISBN: 9781848981713

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Learn to Draw series Illustrations by Simon Abbott • Co-op available • Author’s previous titles sold more than 100,000 copies With step-by-step instructions, wipe-clean pages, and a grid system to aid young artists, this instructional book will have kids drawing with confidence. Starting with a simple shape, children will follow each step to complete an entire picture. A free pen is included. Simon Abbott is the author and illustator of several children’s books, including Little Mouse Visits Grandma, My Dream Room, and the Noisy Pops series.

Learn to Draw: Monsters

Learn to Draw: Dinosaurs

This how-to for kids makes drawing scary or silly monsters fun.

This educational resource teaches easy techniques for drawing dinosaurs.

NONFICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 24 PAGES, 10.25 X 9 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9781848982000

NONFICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 24 PAGES, 10.25 X 9 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 DIAGRAMS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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ISBN: 9781848982024

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Learn to Draw series, continued

Learn to Draw: Dragons

Learn to Draw: Fairies

Children learn to draw dragons in this fun, instructional guide.

This dynamic resource demonstrates how to create fairies and other fanciful creatures.

NONFICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 24 PAGES, 10.25 X 9 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9781848982017

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I Love Reading Book and CD-ROM Packs series • Co-op available Gathered in durable, fold-out cases with handy magnetic closing strips, the interactive collections in this series—each of which includes four mini books and CD-ROMs—examine diverse and engaging subjects, all while developing literacy skills in young readers. Corresponding directly to the learning process, the sets gradually increase their word counts as young ones gain reading confidence. The unique CD-ROMs further enhance the experience by allowing readers to bring pages to life with a single click that pronounces key words. Ideal for encouraging struggling readers to make word-picture associations, the guides also include glossaries and discussion questions for parents and teachers.

100 Words

350 Words

800 Words

Ruth Owen

Monica Hughes and Frances Ripley

Helen Orme

Whether outside, under the sea, or up in the sky, beginning readers will be fascinated by these volumes that introduce the natural world—from snappy shark behaviors and insects that crawl and fly to ocean creature habitats and the planets of the solar system—all with simple text, vivid photographs, and helpful diagrams.

Featuring wild animals and powerful machines, this set explores scary snakes and their habitats; the fascinating lives of orangutan families; massive diggers and trucks that lift, push, and scoop; and prehistoric dinosaur duels.

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

Ruth Owen is the author of many children’s and career books, including Learning Green.

Monica Hughes is the author of A Handful of Seeds and the Isis trilogy. Frances Ripley is a children’s author who specializes in books on transportation and construction vehicles.

10 X 11.75 60 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

10.25 X 11.75 75 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

ISBN: 9781848981782

ISBN: 9781848981799

Highlighting rhinos, elephants, lions, and mountain gorillas whose daily lives are at risk, these volumes feature vibrant photographs of the majestic yet vulnerable creatures in their natural habitats alongside simple, age-appropriate language that describes each endangered animal, their habitats, and how to help. Helen Orme is the author of more than 40 children’s books and runs fiction and nonfiction workshops for children. 10.25 X 11.75 60 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

ISBN: 9781848981805 NONFICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 96 PAGES 20 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR, INCLUDES 4 CD-ROMS MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $16.95 (CAN $18.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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Weird and Wonderful Animals Brenda Clarke, Helen Orme, Barbara Taylor, and Brian Williams • Co-op available • Authors’ previous books sold more than 100,00 copies Featuring detailed color photographs and fascinating facts, plus easy-to-follow text, this miscellany of some of the strangest animals in the world will delight young learners. Each section draws children into a specialized category of animals, from tiny insects and clever primates to scaly reptiles and ferocious mammals. This introduction to the natural world is a fun, exciting way for children to learn about the world around them. Brenda Clarke is a British author of children’s books. Helen Orme has been writing for the trade and educational market for more than 10 years and has produced more than 40 titles, including nonfiction, fiction, textbooks, and TV tie-ins. Barbara Taylor is the author of Eve and the New Jerusalem and Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination. Brian Williams is a coauthor of Amazing Animal Families and the author of Pirates. NONFICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 128 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75 120 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

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Top Tens series TickTock Books Ltd • Co-op available Featuring an exciting countdown from 10th place to the number-one spot and ranked by an “Extreme Score,” this engaging series offers young readers fun, detailed facts about some of the craziest, most dangerous, innovative and interesting things that have ever existed. Each miscellany features large, detailed illustrations and color photographs, and a list of runners-up who did not quite make the cut is also included. Entertaining and informative the books in this series additionally feature statistics for more information and glossaries to help develop vocabulary. TickTock Books Ltd publishes innovative children’s books.

Amazing Inventions

Extreme Machines

Exploring recent trends within technology—from the tooth phone to the sign language translator—this concise guide discusses modern inventions.

This reference teaches about the most powerful and exciting modern machines on the planet—from SpaceShipOne to the Shinkai 6500—and shows how fast and forceful these machines really are.

NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 46 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95) RIGHTS: US & CANADA

NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 40 COLOR PHOTOS, 3 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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Killer Dinosaurs

Ancient Beasts

This guide journeys into the world of predatory dinosaurs and uncovers the most fearsome reptiles of the prehistoric world.

A catalog of the most impressive birds and mammals that survived the dinosaurs’ extinction, this guide ranks these extraordinary beasts according to fighting styles, body mass, skull size, and how long they survived on Earth.

NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 10 COLOR PHOTOS, 34 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 TABLES, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95) RIGHTS: US & CANADA

NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 6 COLOR PHOTOS, 35 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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ISBN: 9781848981959

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Fierce Predators

Deadly Creatures

An array of the world’s most dangerous predators—from the royal Bengal tiger to the great horned owl—are explored in this compendium of ferocious animals.

From poison dart frogs and Palestine scorpions to piranhas and sea wasps, this entertaining guide brings children in close proximity to some scary, dangerous creatures.

NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 42 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 41 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9781848981980

ISBN: 9781848981942

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Study Buddies series • Co-op available Just right for students writing their first research papers, these kid-friendly reference books are the ideal homework aid. Bursting with hundreds of facts and many high-quality color photographs, the material is organized in bite-size articles that bring class projects to life. Difficult words are explained on each spread, and every page has a vocabulary-boosting word box to show kids how to add flair to their writing.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Rome

The Complete Homework Solution

The Complete Homework Solution

Anita Ganeri

Colin Hynson

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

Easy-to-use and fun-to-read, this resource covers all the gross and exciting facts about pyramids, tombs, embalming, and mysterious catacombs. In doing so, it also leads kids to an understanding of daily life during the time of this fascinating ancient civilization. Information on pharaohs and laws, language and writing, war and weapons, clothing and jewelry, and families and the home is also included.

From Roman baths and dinner menus to emperors and gladiators, these captivating details of life in Roman times help kids discover the intricacies of an ancient world. The short entries show how a large subject can be organized into smaller topics such as travel and trade, death and dying, literature and engineering, and Roman families and the home.

Anita Ganeri is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of more than 300 information books for children, including Alexander, Ancient Maya, New Beginnings, and the bestselling Horrible Geography series.

Colin Hynson is the author of How People Lived in Ancient Greece, How People Lived in Viking Times, and You Wouldn’t Want to Be an Inca Mummy! 46 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 14 TABLES

ISBN: 9781848981829

50 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 16 TABLES

ISBN: 9781848981836

NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA TICKTOCK BOOKS LTD APRIL

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History Detectives series • Co-op available Detailing the work of archaeologists, this series allows readers to learn about history in a fun, interactive way by piecing together stories from the past using real-life archaeological and scientific methods. A wall chart of interesting facts is also included.

The Egyptian Mummy

Gladiator’s Grave

Fiona MacDonald

John Malam

Going from the Cairo Museum to the pyramids of Giza and the Nile Delta, a team of archaeologists hunts to find the tomb of a lost princess. This look at the lives of the ancient Egyptians and their mummies will entertain and inform students as they travel through the desert and into Egypt’s vast pyramids to discover the meaning of mysterious artifacts.

• Author’s previous titles sold more than 100,000

Fiona MacDonald is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books for children, including Knights & Castles and Viking Raiders. NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 32 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.25 45 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR SPIRAL, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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After a group of archaeologists discover a mysterious artifact at a museum, they embark on an educational, historical journey that takes them from a Roman graveyard in London to the Colosseum. Through a diary format this reference uncovers clues about Roman life through the story of Trumphus, a Roman gladiator who died in London. John Malam is a former editor and the author of nonfiction children’s books, including The Victorians. NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 32 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.25 45 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR SPIRAL, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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Dinosaur Discovery

The Inca Tomb

Dougal Dixon

Emma Thomas

This exciting adventure takes students on a transatlantic fossil dig. Joining a team of paleontologists, this educational resource discusses the techniques and equipment used during excavations and examines the Jurassic era. The combination of proven facts and a detailed story line will both inform and entertain young readers.

• Author’s previous titles sold more than 100,000

Dougal Dixon is the author of more than 100 books about dinosaurs, geology, and evolution. His previous titles include Amazing Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, and The Ultimate Guide to Dinosaurs. NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 32 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.25 45 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR SPIRAL, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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The discovery of a selection of mysterious items at the city museum—a woven textile, a wooden goblet, and an old letter— prompts an expedition to investigate the story behind the artifacts. This adventure then goes on a journey through Peru, ending in a temple hidden high up in the mountains where young readers learn about Incan treasures, rituals, death, and afterlife. Emma Thomas is an author of children’s books, including Peak Conditioning Training for Young Athletes and Stories for the Eyes to Read and Ears to Hear. NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 32 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.25 45 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR SPIRAL, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781848981874 RIGHTS: US & CANADA TICKTOCK BOOKS LTD JUNE

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Great Places in History

The Atlas of My World

Susie Hodge, Karen Price Hossell, and Colin Hynson

Dee Phillips

• Co-op available • Authors’ previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

• Co-op available

An up-close look that explores some of the most famous landmarks in the world, this comprehensive reference features tours through the Forbidden City, the Tower of London, and the White House. Featuring tours through the Forbidden City, the Tower of London, and the White House, young readers will discover how these edifices were constructed, the significant events that occurred there, and what a day in the life of someone living there would have been like. This highly illustrated book includes amazing photographs and fun facts about each site, inspiring children to both cherish and preserve these fantastic landmarks. Susie Hodge is an author, an illustrator, and a teacher. Karen Price Hossell is the author of 43 children’s books. She lives in Winter Park, Florida. Colin Hynson is a children’s writer and educational broadcaster.

Providing instant access to thousands of facts, this reference encompasses geographical aspects of the physical, human, socioeconomic, and cultural worlds. The resource features a wide array of detailed maps and presents information such as key facts and statistics about the people and geography of each continent in an easy-to-reference system of lists, fact boxes, tables, and charts. The first section surveys the solar system and Earth’s landforms and natural disasters. The second section provides continent-bycontinent information on various cultures along with a survey of migration, religions, celebrations, and issues within each country, allowing readers to compare statistics such as total area, population, and energy usage. Flags of each country and citations of the largest waterfalls and the tallest mountains are also included. Dee Phillips is an editor and author of Find It in a Rainforest, Inventions & Discoveries, and People of the World.

NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 144 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 B & W PHOTOS, 90 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 18 TABLES, 3 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $14.95)

NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 64 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 20 CHARTS, 70 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781848981751

ISBN: 9781848981768

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The Big Book of Science Facts Steve Parker and Dee Phillips • Co-op available • Author’s previous titles sold more than 100,000 copies Exploring interesting facts about the human body, the solar system, and the amazing inventions and discoveries that have shaped the world, this miscellany contains fully up-to-date scientific information. Students will be able to delve into the world of science with thousands of questions and answers right at their finger tips. This is the ideal introduction to the natural world for the budding investigator and scientist and includes a fascinating look at the planets and stars, early astronomers and modern space explorers, and inventions and discoveries through the ages such as bacteria, computers, and sneakers. An ideal reference for school or home, this tome also features cut-away diagrams, charts, and extensive glossaries. Steve Parker is an author, an editor, and a consultant who specializes in illustrated information books on the natural world, biology, technology, and general sciences. Dee Phillips is an editor and the author of Find It in a Rainforest, Inventions & Discoveries, and People of the World. NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 176 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 500 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 B & W PHOTOS, 360 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 35 CHARTS, 80 TABLES, 50 DIAGRAMS, 3 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781848981737 RIGHTS: US & CANADA TICKTOCK BOOKS LTD APRIL

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21st Century Science series • Co-op available Relying on the most recent scientific studies on climate change, these guidebooks take a new look at the history of natural disasters. With a captivating blend of vivid photographs, color illustrations, and lively writing, these works dramatize the forces that drive the earth’s atmosphere, geology, and oceans.

Volcanoes

Earthquakes

Anne Rooney

Ian Graham

• Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies

• Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies

Opening with a thrilling description of the huge, fiery eruptions that helped form our planet, this fascinating guide to volcanoes provides scientific data and fascinating facts. Taking a fun and comprehensive approach, the chapters cover plate tectonics, super volcanoes, tsunamis, scientific methods for detection and prediction, case studies of real volcanoes past and present, and the effects of volcanoes on the environment.

Describing how and why earthquakes occur, this guide introduces geological science and the use of seismology to detect movement beneath the earth’s surface. Topics include famous earthquakes of the past, the anatomy of a quake, the behavior of tsunamis, and new techniques for detecting tremors with satellites. The effects of earthquakes in populated areas are shown in photos of buckled roads and bridges, destroyed buildings, and outbreaks of fire, and a discussion of modern techniques for rescuing and aiding victims is also included.

Anne Rooney is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. She is the author of more than 120 books, including King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. ISBN: 9781848981904

Ian Graham is the author of Construction Vehicles, Monster Trucks, and You Wouldn’t Want to Be in the First Submarine! ISBN: 9781848981928

NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7 64 PAGES, 6.75 X 10 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 80 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 30 TABLES, 20 GRAPHS, 5 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA TICKTOCK BOOKS LTD MAY

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Global Pollution

Global Warming

Rebecca Mileham

Susie Hodge

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

This resource teaches students about society’s effects on the environment and Earth’s weather patterns, theories behind the extreme weather of recent years, and details on some of the future predictions today’s scientists are making about the planet’s ecosystem.

Both a guide to green living and an introduction to scientific concepts, this resource kids why pollution poses a new threat for our planet. Demystifiying the study of the environment, this guide skillfully sorts out the facts: air pollution comes from burning fuel, light pollution makes it hard to see the stars at night, oil spills kill marine animals, landfills must be carefully managed, and even noise can be a type of pollution. Rebecca Mileham is a freelance writer who specializes in science and technology. She is the author of Powering Up: Are Computer Games Changing Our Lives? and Science Museum Guide.

Susie Hodge works for the Royal Academy of Arts, the Tate Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum to produce booklets for visitors, teachers, and students. She is the author and illustrator of several books including Art Attack, Drawing Is Fun!, Global Warming, and Great Places in History. ISBN: 9781848981911

ISBN: 9781848981935

NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7 64 PAGES, 6.75 X 10 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 80 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 30 TABLES, 20 GRAPHS, 5 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA TICKTOCK BOOKS LTD MAY

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Real World Math series Wendy Clemson • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies This clever and challenging approach to math will interest and inspire budding mathematicians and encourage an active way of learning. Using real-world situations, this book displays the practical applications for the math that children learn in classrooms and demonstrates that math goes far beyond paper and pencil and into everyday life. Wendy Clemson is an educational consultant and the author of several science and math titles, including Ocean Giants and Zookeeper for the Day.

Fly a Jumbo Jet

Be a Stuntman

Exciting Real-Life Math Activities Suitable for Ages 8–12+

Exciting Real-Life Math Activities Suitable for Ages 8–12+

Exploring the duties of jet pilots, this reference shows how everyday math helps them to navigate bad weather, deal with emergencies, and make a smooth landing, and will encourage students to explore math outdside of the classroom through these fun, roleplaying, activites.

Whether it’s a high fall, a terrifying fire, a high-speed car chase, or a mesmerizing aerial stunt, this imaginative guide through the real-world applications of practical math will excite aspiring movie stuntmen. From the budgets to the sets, math is an important part of the movie business, and this educational resource introduces children to the math and numbers behind Hollywood’s impressive stunts.

20 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 CHARTS, 2 GRAPHS, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR

ISBN: 9781848981775

20 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 TABLES, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR

ISBN: 9781848981850

NONFICTION, AGES 8–12, GRADES 4–7 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA TICKTOCK BOOKS LTD JUNE

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Extreme Sports

Solve a Crime

Exciting Real-Life Math Activities Suitable for Ages 8–12+

Exciting Real-Life Math Activities Suitable for Ages 8–12+

Exploring the physical challenges of extreme sports athletes, this reference looks at daring tricks and impressive performances through the lens of mathematics. By deconstructing these performances, young learners will get excited about the ways they can apply math in their own lives.

Inviting students to play detective and use their math knowledge to solve real-life crimes, this exciting story-problem book focuses on one case, taking the reader through a detailed investigation while exploring the math techniques used by real detectives and forensic scientists. This resource allows children to practice their math and numeracy skills while experiencing the thrill of what it’s really like to solve a crime.

25 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 CHARTS, 4 TABLES, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR

ISBN: 9781848982055

22 COLOR PHOTOS, 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 CHARTS, 5 DIAGRAMS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR

ISBN: 9781848981843

NONFICTION, AGES 8–12, GRADES 4–7 32 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA TICKTOCK BOOKS LTD JUNE

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Little Dipper series Joceline Sanschagrin Illustrations by Pierre Brignaud • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide • Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies combined • Caillou is in the Top 10 of PBS shows for preschool-age kids Joceline Sanschagrin is the bestselling author of several Caillou books, including Caillou Potty Time, Caillou: The Doctor, and Caillou: Where Is Teddy? Pierre Brignaud is the illustrator of numerous Caillou titles, including Caillou: A Nice Surprise and Caillou: The Shopping Trip. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.

Caillou: A Special Guest

Caillou: A Day at the Farm

Second edition

Second edition

This story shows children how to feel better about a visit from someone they don’t know. Caillou is so excited—his Uncle Felix, who he’s never met, is coming for dinner. Yet he doesn’t quite understand who Uncle Felix is and why he’s getting so much attention from Mommy and Daddy. Caillou feels more involved in the preparations when Mommy asks him to help her make a cake and to set the table.

In this tale, Caillou, Mommy, and Daddy visit Uncle Felix’s farm. Caillou learns what it takes to keep the farm going as he feeds the sheep, gathers the hens’ eggs, and gives hay to the cows. He even gets to take a ride on the big tractor. ISBN: 9782894507438

ISBN: 9782894507421

BOARD BOOKS/FICTION AGES 2 & UP, GRADES PRE-K & UP, 24 PAGES, 6 X 6 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $5.95 (CAN $7.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHOUETTE PUBLISHING/CAILLOU APRIL

Also available from the Little Dipper series:

Caillou: Bath Time 9782894506752 $5.95 (CAN $7.95)

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Caillou: It’s Mine 9782894507100 $5.95 (CAN $7.95)

Caillou: The Doctor 9782894506769 $5.95 (CAN $7.95)

Caillou: Where’s Teddy? 9782894507117 $5.95 (CAN $7.95)


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Big Dipper series Illustrations by Pierre Brignaud • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide • Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies • Caillou is in the Top 10 of PBS shows for pre-school age kids Pierre Brignaud is the illustrator of numerous Caillou titles, including Caillou: A Nice Surprise and Caillou: The Shopping Trip. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Caillou: A New Family

Caillou: Where’s the Wolf?

Christine L’Heureux

Second edition

A gentle discussion about the subject of divorce ensues when the curious Caillou asks his cousins Amanda and Emilio why their mommy doesn’t live with their daddy. As the children continue to play, Caillou learns about divorce, having two homes, and the feelings experienced by his cousins. He learns that it is important for Emilio and Amanda to remember that it’s not their fault their mommy and daddy separated—their mother would always be their mommy, and their father would always be their daddy.

Joceline Sanschagrin

Christine L’Heureux is the founder of Chouette Publishing and the author of several books, including Caillou: Good Night and Caillou: Play with Me. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Joceline Sanschagrin is the bestselling author of several Caillou books, including Caillou Potty Time, Caillou: The Doctor, and Caillou: Where Is Teddy? She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

ISBN: 9782894507384

ISBN: 9782894507391

After seeing his father coming down the stairs, a curious Caillou decides to explore the attic—a place he’s never been—by himself. Once up in the dimly lit space he becomes frightened when he thinks he sees a wolf. Quickly retreating to the safety of his familiar surroundings, Caillou immediately seeks the comfort of his daddy. He begins to feel better as his daddy encourages him to talk about what he saw and helps Caillou overcome his fear.

FICTION/PICTURE BOOKS AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 24 PAGES, 8 X 8 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $3.95 (CAN $4.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Also available from the Big Dipper series:

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Caillou: Day Care 9782894506578 $3.95 (CAN $4.95)

Caillou: Hurry Up! 9782894506806 $3.95 (CAN $4.98)

Caillou: Play with Me 9782894506790 $3.95 (CAN $4.95)

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Playtime series Sarah Margaret Johanson Illustrations by Eric Sevigny • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide • Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies • Caillou is in the Top 10 of PBS shows for preschool-age kids Sarah Margaret Johanson is the author of Caillou: Happy Thanksgiving!, Caillou: The Jungle Explorer, Caillou: The Missing Sock; and Caillou: My Imaginary Friend. Eric Sevigny is a graphic designer and the illustrator of numerous Caillou titles, including Caillou: Happy Holidays!, Caillou: New Shoes, and Caillou Watches Rosie. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.

Caillou: My Day Care Friends

Caillou: Where’s Gilbert?

First-day jitters are explored in this story drawn from the popular television series. It’s Caillou’s first time at daycare, and he’s feeling a bit nervous and shy. Before he knows it, Caillou’s made a friend in Clementine and then another when she introduces him to Leo. Caillou is soon feeling right at home as the three children have a great time painting and making castles. A poster containing fun, interactive activities that reinforce the book’s themes is also included.

Adapted from the popular television series, this story focuses on Caillou’s elusive cat Gilbert. Caillou is playing with Gilbert when Caillou’s mommy calls him for a snack. Although he’s ready to play again as soon as he’s finished eating, Gilbert is nowhere to be found. Together Caillou and his mommy search for clues throughout the house to find Gilbert’s favorite hiding spot. A poster containing fun, interactive activities that reinforce the book’s themes is also included.

ISBN: 9782894507537

ISBN: 9782894507520

PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 24 PAGES, 8 X 8 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $4.95 (CAN $6.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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Caillou: At the Zoo 9782894503843 $4.95 (CAN $6.95)

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Caillou: In the Garden 9782894503836 $4.95 (CAN $6.95)

Caillou: Watches Rosie 9782894506356 $4.95 (CAN $6.95)

Caillou: New Shoes 9782894506349 $4.95 (CAN $6.95)


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Clubhouse series Sarah Margaret Johanson Illustrations by Eric Sevigny • Caillou books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide • Author’s books sold more than 100,000 copies combined • Caillou is in the Top 10 of PBS shows for preschool-age kids Sarah Margaret Johanson is the author of Caillou: Happy Thanksgiving!, Caillou: The Jungle Explorer, Caillou: The Missing Sock, and Caillou: My Imaginary Friend. Eric Sevigny is a graphic designer and the illustrator of numerous Caillou titles, including Caillou: Happy Holidays!, Caillou: New Shoes, and Caillou Watches Rosie. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.

Caillou: The Captain

Caillou: Training Wheels

After Grandpa surprises Caillou with an amazing, remote-control sailboat, Caillou imagines himself as a captain of the fastest sailboat ever and winning race after race. In this tale adapted from the popular television series, Caillou comes to understand that having fun is just as important as winning.

The training wheels on Caillou’s bicycle are slowing him down and making it difficult to keep up with Sarah. Believing he can ride just as well as her, Caillou decides he’s ready to try without them. However, Caillou quickly learns there is a right time for everything. Drawn from the popular television series, this story follows Caillou as learns more about himself and his capabilities.

ISBN: 9782894507476

ISBN: 9782894507469 Also available in the Clubhouse series:

PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 24 PAGES, 8 X 8 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $3.95 (CAN $3.95) EACH RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHOUETTE PUBLISHING/CAILLOU MAY

Caillou: Learns to Skate 9782894504208 $2.95 (CAN $3.95)

Caillou: The Missing Sock 9782894504451 $2.95 (CAN $3.95)

Caillou: The Phone Call 9782894504468 $2.95 (CAN $3.95)

Caillou: The School Bus 9782894504215 $2.95 (CAN $3.95)

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Guess Who? Guido van Genechten • Co-op available • Author’s previous titles sold more than one million copies worldwide Vibrant, cheerful illustrations accompany fun riddles and lift-the-flap features in this fun book for toddlers. Engaging questions encourage children to find similarities amongst different sorts of animals, showing young learners that some animals might be more alike than they think. This charming children’s book will have everyone guessing which animal is like which. Guido van Genechten is an author and illustrator. He is the winner of the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Book Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year in Holland. His previous works include The Big Potty Book, I Can Be a Real Girl, Max and the Balloon, and the Ricky series. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 28 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9781605370613 RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING MAY

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Eating

Sleeping

Liesbet Slegers

Liesbet Slegers

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies

Featuring bright and vivid illustrations, this charming and instructional board book focuses on a toddler’s mealtime. From wearing a bib to using a spoon, this simple story will get children excited about sitting down at the table to eat.

Cozy pajamas, a bottle of milk, and a cuddly teddy bear fill the pages of this comforting bedtime story. Brimming with colorful illustrations, this lovely board book focuses on a child’s daily life and will help guide toddlers through the moments leading up to bedtime.

Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, and the author of Guess What I’m Doing, Guess Where I Am, Katie Moves, Kevin Discovers Spring, and Kevin Goes to School. BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 12 PAGES, 6.25 X 6.25 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, and the author of Guess What I’m Doing, Guess Where I Am, Katie Moves, Kevin Discovers Spring, and Kevin Goes to School.

ISBN: 9781605370675

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 12 PAGES, 6.25 X 6.25 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

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ISBN: 9781605370682

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Also available:

Clothes 9781605370460 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

It's My Birthday 9781605370477 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

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Also available in the Kevin & Katie series:

Katie Discovers Summer 9781605370309 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Katie Discovers Winter 9781605370545 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Kevin Discovers Autumn Liesbet Slegers • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies • Part of the Kevin & Katie series

Kevin Discovers Spring 9781605370293 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

A young boy relishes the joys of nature in this delightful seasonal tale. Now that summer is over, Kevin discovers that the warm weather has turned crisp, and he will need a jacket and boots to go outside. Once outdoors, he notices that the leaves have changed colors and are beginning to fall off the trees. He helps his father rake the leaves and spots mushrooms growing in the woods. Offering vibrant depictions of autumn, this charming story illustrates the wonder of nature through the eyes of a child. Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, and the author of Clothes, Guess Who Eats What, Guess Who Lives Where, It’s My Birthday, Katie Discovers Winter, Kevin and Katie, Kevin Spends the Night, and Kevin Takes a Trip. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 30 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.75 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781605370644 RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING JULY

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Kevin & Katie series Liesbet Slegers • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies internationally Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children’s book illustrator, and the author of Clothes, Guess Who Eats What, Guess Who Lives Where, It’s My Birthday, Katie Discovers Winter, and Kevin and Katie.

Kevin Helps Dad

Katie Helps Mom

When Kevin’s father wakes him up on a day off from work, the youngster is excited. Together, they spend the day doing all the things dads do around the house. They use the drill, wash the car, make dinner for mother, and even take time to play together with Kevin’s toys. Filled with cheerful and vibrant illustrations, this sweet story illustrates the warm relationship between a boy and his father.

On their special day home alone together, Katie and her mother have many things planned. First, Katie’s mother helps her wash her face and puts ponytails in her hair. After they go outside to wash the windows and have lunch in the garden, Katie’s mother takes her to the shoe store to buy new shoes. Katie is so grateful that she makes her mother a beautiful drawing. With fun and colorful illustrations, children will share the excitement that a day home alone with a parent can bring.

PICTURE BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 30 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.75 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781605370651

PICTURE BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 30 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.75 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

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ISBN: 9781605370668

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Also available in the Kevin & Katie series:

Katie Moves 9781605370132 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Kevin and Katie 9781605370149 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Kevin Goes to School 9781605370439 $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

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Also available:

Look at That! Farm Animals 9781605370101 $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

Look at That! Wild Animals 9781605370118 $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

(No) Ghost Under My Bed Guido van Genechten • Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than one million copies A father helps his child overcome a fear of ghosts in this humorous and lighthearted bedtime tale. The little penguin Jake hears all kinds of strange noises as he tries to fall asleep. Asking himself Could there be ghosts in the room? Jake quickly summons his Dad to check things out and make his room safe. Moving patiently from the bed to the curtain to the wardrobe and sticking his head under the carpet, Jake’s dad explains that it’s merely the bed creaking, the wind rustling the curtain, and there are only toys in the chest. Satisfied that his father has chased away all of the ghosts, Jake is finally ready for sleep. Guido van Genechten is an author and illustrator. He is the winner of the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Book Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year in Holland. His previous works include The Big Potty Book, I Can Be a Real Girl, Max and the Balloon, and the Ricky series. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 30 PAGES, 11.75 X 9.25 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781605370699 RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING JULY

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Ricky and Annie Guido van Genechten • Co-op available • Author’s previous titles sold more than one million copies • Part of the Ricky series Focusing on the value of being yourself, this charming story will delight young children with its loveable main character and bright illustrations. Ricky wants to be friends with Annie, another rabbit who makes Ricky feel like he has butterflies in his stomach. Each day he sees her playing in the square, and he tries to impress her by wearing strange clothes and disguises. Nothing seems to work, until Ricky finally reveals his true self to Annie. Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children’s books, including Alex and the Tart, Flop Ear and His Friends, Ricky, and Snowy’s Special Secret. He is the winner of the Reader’s Digest Award for Best Children’s Book Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year in Holland. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 30 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.75 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781605370620 RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING APRIL

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Also available in the Ricky series:

Knight Ricky 9781605370590 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Ricky 9781605370095 $14.99 (CAN $16.95)

Ricky and Mia the Chicken 9781605370279 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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Laurie

Marie

Elfi Nijssen Illustrations by Eline van Lindehuizen

Jean-Philippe Rieu Illustrations by Mark Janssen

• Co-op available • A story for parents or educators of children with hearing problems

• Co-op available

A valuable resource for children who struggle with hearing problems, as well as those who do not, this is a story about Laurie, a special young girl with a problem that makes her different from a lot of the kids around her: she cannot hear. Sometimes she doesn’t understand what other people are saying, and playing at the playground often leads to fights with the other kids. Luckily, Laurie’s dog Laika never makes her feel sad for being different. Then one day, Laurie goes to the ear doctor, and the hearing aid he gives her helps her to hear the world around her.

At the edge of the forest, upon a soft poppy, lives Marie, a sweet, curious fairy who longs for a best friend and some adventure. When Marie and Sissy Bee go to the meadow to investigate a mysterious red object, the two of them learn an important lesson about the true meaning of friendship. The colorful, whimsical illustrations bring Marie the fairy and all her friends to life in this heartwarming tale. With the book comes a wonderful DVD with animations and music by Jean-Philippe Rieu—brother of the famous composer André Rieu—and his orchestra.

Elfi Nijssen is a police officer and the author of Luna. Eline van Lindehuizen is an illustrator.

Jean-Philippe Rieu is the head of Jean-Philippe Rieu Media, a composer, a filmmaker, a director, and a writer. Mark Janssen is an illustrator.

PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 30 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 30 PAGES, 10 X 10.5 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR HARDCOVER & DVD, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781605370729

ISBN: 9781605370705

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Crow Leo Timmers • Co-op available • Author’s previous titles sold more than 500,000 copies Crow is very different from the other birds around him, and is more often than not made fun of by them. So Crow devises a plan to fit in by painting his black feathers multicolored in order to look more like the other birds, but the plan backfires and he ends up scaring everyone away. This beautifully illustrated tale shows young children the importance of acceptance and the detriments of prejudice. Leo Timmers is an author and illustrator. His previous titles include Brum!, I Am the King, and Vroom! PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 30 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781605370712 RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING AUGUST

Also available from Leo Timmers:

Brum! 9781605370385 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

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Vroom! 9781605370378 $5.95 (CAN $6.95)

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Cinderella The Brothers Grimm Illustrations by Debbie Lavreys • Co-op available • Part of the Classic Fairy Tales series When her father marries for the second time, Cinderella finds herself banished to the kitchen, to live as a maid, by her new, wicked stepmother. When the king’s son gives a ball, everyone in the household gets to go except Cinderella. Luckily, her godmother arrives just in time to conjure up a dress and carriage to bring the young girl to the ball. The godmother warns her to be back before midnight, when the spell will break. But when Cinderella meets the prince, she quickly forgets the warning. The Brothers Grimm were popular German storytellers in the 19th century, best known for publishing collections of folk and fairy tales. Debbie Lavreys is the illustrator of the Classic Fairy Tales series. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 30 PAGES, 10 X 10.5 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781605370637 RIGHTS: US & CANADA CLAVIS PUBLISHING MAY

Also available in the Classic Fairy Tales series:

The Little Match Girl 9781605370088 $14.99 (CAN $16.95)

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Little Red Riding Hood 9781605370071 $14.99 (CAN $16.95)

Sleeping Beauty 9781605370576 $14.99 (CAN $16.95)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 9781605370217 $14.99 (CAN $16.95)


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Benjamin and Bumper to the Rescue Molly Coxe Photographs by Olivier Toppin “It’s not easy to get pop culture into an easy-to-read, but Coxe managed to do so in this clever book starring Radish Rabbit. . . . Bold pictures are the right complement for this sassy story.” —Booklist on R Is for Radish “Reluctant readers will be drawn in by the title, as well as by the colorful cover. The clear, full-color illustrations are warm and reflect Mirabel and Maxie’s feelings for one another.” —School Library Journal on The Great Snake Escape • Author’s previous books sold more than 750,000 copies A thrilling story of rescue and adventure featuring fuzzy young Benjamin Middlemouse and his wooly friend Bumper the elephant as the unlikely heroes, each page of this children’s picture book features a cinematic photo of charming handmade mice and other creatures that inhabit a richly textured, three-dimensional world. When Benjamin’s mother does not return to the antique armoire they call home, Benjamin recruits his friend Bumper, a stuffed animal who lives on the nearby bed, to help with the search. Benjamin loads Bumper’s back with a treasuretrove of scrounged objects—a jumble of ropes, needles and thread, a ladder made from string and matchsticks, and a homemade slingshot with a basket of popcorn for ammunition—and they follow clues that lead into the garden, where they must storm the stone tower of Sir Pouncelot the cat and rescue Mrs. Middlemouse before she becomes his tasty dinner. Just right for a first adventure story, this magical storybook is an ideal blend of suspense, bravery, friendship, humor, loyalty, and a happy ending for all. Molly Coxe is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose books include Big Egg, Cat Traps, The Great Snake Escape, Hot Dog, and R Is for Radish. Her awards include a Children’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, and her early-reader titles were Children’s Book of the Month Club selections. She lives in Eastsound, Washington. Olivier Toppin is an independent photographer whose work has appeared in many galleries and expositions, including the New York Film Festival and the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City.

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PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 40 PAGES, 8.75 X 11.25 22 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780981969718 RIGHTS: WORLD BRAVE MOUSE BOOKS AUGUST

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First Steps in Music series Adapted by John M. Feierabend • Author’s previous books sold more than 150,000 copies John M. Feierabend is a national leader in the field of early childhood education and currently serves as a professor and chair of the music education division at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He is the author of The Book of Echo Songs, The Book of Lullabies, The Book of Tapping and Clapping, and Father Grumble. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

The Derby Ram

The Crabfish

Illustrations by Jackie Roche

Illustrations by Vincent Nguyen

Revisiting a folk music classic, this wonderfully tall tale recounts the story of a legendary ram, so big his horns “reach up to the moon,” whose wool on his belly sold for 40,000 pounds, and “every foot he had, sir, took an acre of land.” This latest telling includes a link to a free mp3 download featuring two versions of the song, one with a singer and the other with an accompaniment for singing along.

Classic folk music and colorful illustrations tell this funny tale of a little man who tries to help his sick wife feel better by granting her wish to dine on crabfish. Upon being presented to his wife for her examination, the wily crustacean pops up and grabs her by the nose. The new edition includes a link to a free mp3 download featuring two versions of the song, one with a singer and the other with an accompaniment for singing along.

Jackie Roche is a children’s book illustrator who is a recent graduate of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. She lives in New York City.

Vincent Nguyen is an animator of feature-length cartoons and the illustrator of children’s books such as The Good That I Should, the Some Animals series, and Stella the Star. He lives in New York City.

PICTURE BOOKS/FOLKLORE, 32 PAGES 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

PICTURE BOOKS/MUSIC, 24 PAGES 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

ISBN: 9781579997830

ISBN: 9781579997724 AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 8.5 X 10.5 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD

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Father Grumble 9781579997564 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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My Aunt Came Back 9781579996802 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

There Was a Man and He Was Mad 9781579996819 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)


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That Cat Can’t Stay Thad Krasnesky Illustrations by David Parkins • Illustrator’s books sold more than 100,000 copies Narrated by a cat-loving little girl, this story is a hysterical romp through a family’s pet adoption dilemma. Poor Dad does not like cats, and he voices his opposition to the steady stream of stray cats that always seem to wind up on his doorstep—thanks to a cat-loving Mom who wants to save every stray she finds. In an effort to win Dad over, the little girl hides a tiny stray kitten in her hood and convinces Dad to just give it one small squeeze. Dad manages, with trepidation, to stick out his pinkie and pet the creature. But now that five cats have taken over his favorite chair, he becomes desperate and makes a visit to the pound. Dad returns happily with a big, fat puppy—everyone gets something that they want. With hilarious ink and watercolor illustrations, this picture book demonstrates the resourcefulness, love, and compromises of a pet-loving family. Thad Krasnesky is a writer, an instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the author of I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way. He lives in West Point, New York. David Parkins is the illustrator of more than 80 books and anthologies, including Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble; Fly Traps!; I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way; No Problem; and Webster J. Duck. He lives in Landsdown, Ontario. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 32 PAGES, 10 X 10 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780979974656 RIGHTS: WORLD FLASHLIGHT PRESS APRIL

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Curious Creatures

We’re Not Kidding!

Animal Poems

A Tribute to Barry Louis Polisar

Barry Louis Polisar Illustrations by David Clark

Barry Louis Polisar

• Part of the Rainbow Morning Music Picture Books series, which includes Barry Louis Polisar's a Little Different (9780938663430), Don't Do That! (9780938663201), The Haunted House Party (9780938663218), Insect Soup (9780938663225), A Little Less Noise (9780938663232), Peculiar Zoo (9780938663140), The Snake Who Was Afraid of People (9780938663164), Snakes and the Boy Who Was Afraid of Them (9780938663157), and The Trouble with Ben (9780938663133) • Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies Filled with humorous and thought-provoking poems, this collection introduces young readers to some of the world’s oddest animals including the earthworm, the echidna, the flying paradise snake of Borneo, and Western Australia’s quokka. Buttressed with bright, lively illustrations, each poem is filled with intriguing facts about each animal, including the strangest of all creatures: man. Barry Louis Polisar is a four-time Parents Choice Award winner and the author of 10 books, including Don’t Do That, Haunted House Party, and Peculiar Zoo. He has performed at the White House, the Smithsonian, and the Kennedy Center as well as schools all over the United States and Europe. He has written songs for Sesame Street and the Weekly Reader, starred in an Emmy Award–winning television show for children, and has been featured regularly on the Learning Channel. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. David Clark has teamed with Barry on most of his books and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He lives in Luray, Virginia. PICTURE BOOKS/ANIMALS, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4 32 PAGES, 10.25 X 9.25 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

“It is the rare children’s entertainer who can actually capture the attention of both kids and their parents. Barry Louis Polisar does it and you can’t help but laugh.” —All Things Considered, National Public Radio “Kids of any age love him.”

Indie musicians from around the world have come together on this audio tribute to children’s music artist Barry Louis Polisar, which includes 60 covers of his songs from 45 different singers and musicians worldwide. Though originally created as children’s songs, Polisar’s music will be played in genres as diverse as hiphop, folk, jazz, and rock. Three unique versions of “All I Want Is You” from the movie Juno are featured, including one version in French, and there is even a Klezmer version of Barry’s song “Don’t Put Your Finger up Your Nose” sung entirely in Yiddish. Barry Louis Polisar is a four-time Parents Choice Award winner and the author of 10 books, including Don’t Do That, Haunted House Party, and Peculiar Zoo. He has performed at the White House, the Smithsonian, and the Kennedy Center as well as schools all over the United States and Europe. He has written songs for Sesame Street and the Weekly Reader, starred in an Emmy Award–winning television show for children, and has been featured regularly on the Learning Channel. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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MUSIC/ACTIVITY, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4 2CDS, 5.5 X 5.25, 2 HRS, 30 MINS 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 B & W PHOTO, 2 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CD, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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ISBN: 9780938663522

ISBN: 9780938663546 RAINBOW MORNING MUSIC APRIL

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—Christian Science Monitor

“Barry Louis Polisar demonstrates more respect for children than just about any other artist, celebrating them as they are and encouraging them to laugh at themselves.” —American Library Association


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Mrs. Buttkiss and the Big Surprise Eric Rosenfeld Illustrations by Vicki Gausden • $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available • Author tour to include Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York (April) Mrs. Buttkiss has a big secret: she’s been holding in a fart . . . forever. Terrified of what will happen when she finally lets it out, she imagines a number of frightening scenarios: Will her greatest fears be realized, or could the outcome possibly be magical? A charming tale with a heartwarming message, this beautifully illustrated story promises to have children laughing out loud while discovering their own unique differences. Eric Rosenfeld is the president and chief executive officer of Crescendo Partners, a Manhattan-based investment firm. He received an MBA from Harvard University, is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, and has also been a guest host on CNBC. He lives in New York City. Vickie Gausden is an award-winning illustrator and hand-letterer with a master’s degree in design from the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 46 PAGES, 8.625 X 9 23 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780615312286 RIGHTS: WORLD BRINSIGHTS, LLC APRIL

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My World Of series Meg Clibbon Illustrations by Lucy Clibbon Magic Meg and Lucy Loveheart are pen names for Meg Clibbon and Lucy Clibbon, a mother-daughter team who have written numerous children’s books, including Imagine You’re a Fairy, Imagine You’re a Mermaid, and Imagine You’re a Pirate.

My World of Brave Knights

My World of Fabulous Fairies

Introducing children to the medieval world of knights, this storybook tells of the adventures of Sir Boris the Bold as he rescues damsels in distress and slays mighty dragons. Showcasing the characteristics of knights—chivalrous, strong, handsome, and, above all, brave—vivid illustrations and lively prose allow children to learn all there is to know about being a heroic gentleman soldier.

Inspiring creativity and imagination, this dynamic activity book follows the humorous story of the good fairy, Daisybell, while simultaneously offering numerous ideas for objects that children can create and activities that they can do—all of which involve magical, clever, and fun fairies. From practicing how to fly to making fairy dust, children will learn all there is to know about being a fairy.

FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 24 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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ISBN: 9781840895506

ISBN: 9781840895513

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RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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My World Of series, continued

My World of Sparkly Princesses

My World of Wicked Pirates

The tale of Princess Araminta of Sunnyland provides a charming way for young readers to learn all about fairytale castles, beautiful maidens, and elegant gowns. Detailed artwork and easy-to-follow text combine to guide readers through the magical world of princesses—from learning proper etiquette and wearing sparkly jewelry to marrying the handsome prince.

Delightfully engaging, this picture book follows the adventures of Pirate Billy and teaches about being a buccaneer, from sailing the seven seas to hunting for treasure. Highly decorative and distinctive illustrations pair with charming and humorous text to provide children with plenty of details on the world of pirates.

FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 32 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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ISBN: 9781840895520

ISBN: 9781840895421

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Hoppy Ever After! Alan Durant Illustrations by Sue Mason • Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Hoppy the frog wakes up feeling great one day and wants to share his happiness. Each time he tries, however, he is unsuccessful—the birds do not like his singing, the bees want to do their own work, and the bunnies are much faster than Hoppy. He ends up back where he started and finds a nice surprise, another frog with whom he can share his happiness. Alan Durant is an illustrator and author. His previous titles include Shades Doing the Double and Zigzags: Flying South. Sue Mason is an illustrator who specializes in children’s books, using hand-drawn and digital elements. Her previous books include Glub and The Perfect Prince. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 32 PAGES, 9.5 X 12 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781840895797 RIGHTS: US & CANADA ZERO TO TEN APRIL

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The Dragon Who Couldn’t Do Sporty Things Anni Axworthy • New in paper; also available in cloth (97818408953339) • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies • Part of the Little Dragon series Inspired by his newfound enthusiasm for healthy living, Little Dragon joins an athletic club. The coach patiently puts him through his paces, but sadly enough, Little Dragon discovers he is not a natural at sports. Discouraged at first, the loveable dragon soon bounces back when he finds the perfect exercise plan. Anni Axworthy is a freelance illustrator who also makes puppets and wooden animals from salvaged materials. She is the author of the Animals on the Move series and The Dragon Who Couldn’t Do Dragony Things and Little Dragon and the Haunted House. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 32 PAGES, 9.25 X 8.25 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781840895568 RIGHTS: US & CANADA ZERO TO TEN APRIL

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The Dragon Who Couldn’t Do Dragony Things 9781840893441 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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Little Dragon and the Haunted House 9781840894776 $9.95 (CAN $10.95)


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Soccer World series Ethan Zohn and David Rosenberg Illustrations by Shawn Braley • $50,000 series marketing budget; co-op available Ethan Zohn is a professional soccer player, philanthropist, and lecturer. He was the season winner on Survivor: Africa. He is a cofounder of the African AIDS/HIV project Grassroot Soccer, and he has hosted the environmental travel series Earthtripping. He lives in New York City. David Rosenberg is an award-winning television and book author. He has written for the shows Rocket Power, Rugrats, and The Wild Thornberrys, and he has developed animated children’s programming for Walt Disney and Klasky Csupo. He was a contributor to the anthology Male and Female Under 18. He lives in Toluca Lake, California. Shawn Braley is an award-winning illustrator who specializes in cartoon and editorial illustration. His previous work includes Discover the Seven Wonders of the World, Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works, and World Myths and Legends. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

Soccer World: South Africa

Soccer World: Mexico

Explore the World Through Soccer

Explore the World Through Soccer

• The 2010 World Cup will take place in South Africa

Following professional soccer player Ethan Zohn on another global adventure, this entertaining and educational handbook explores the cultures and customs of Mexico. From a walking tour of Mexico City and visits to the ruins of the country’s ancient civilizations to a once-in-a-lifetime butterfly migration sanctuary and colorful Lucha Libre wrestling, this investigation explores the real Mexico, avoiding the commonplace tourist traps and border towns. Activities presented in each chapter include learning Spanish, science and math projects based on Mayan cultures, creative writing and art exercises inspired by Mexican folk art and celebrations, and even simple traditional recipes. Staying true to its series, this installation provides the opportunity to research a charitable project in Mexico and make a difference in this wonderful country.

Demonstrating how the world’s most popular sport also serves as a common language across all cultures, communities, and ages, this unique handbook explores the diverse country of South Africa through the game of soccer. Documenting the experiences of real-life professional player Ethan Zohn, this guide follows Ethan and his soccer-playing friend Tawela through the home of the 2010 World Cup, as they study ancient cave art and wildlife preserves, observe the migration of whales, and view a professional soccer game at one of the biggest stadiums in the world. Generating engaging, culturally specific activities in math, science, language, geography, and art, this exciting overview includes mask making, hot air experiments, and even learning how to say “hello” in the 11 official languages of the country. Highlighting a beautiful corner of the planet, this reference also provides a chance to choose an actual help project in South Africa, encouraging kids to share their experiences at the Soccer World website. ISBN: 9781934670538

ISBN: 9781934670552

NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 48 PAGES, 8 X 8 48 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95) EACH RIGHTS: WORLD NOMAD PRESS APRIL

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Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself

Explore Rocks and Minerals 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Laszlo C. Bardos Illustrations by Samuel Carbaugh

Cynthia Light Brown and Nick Brown Illustrations by Bryan Stone

• $50,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Previous books in the series sold more than 60,000 copies • Part of the Build It Yourself series, which includes Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself (9780974934426), Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself (9780977129454), Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself (9780974934419), Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself! (9780977129409), and Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself (9780977129416)

• $20,000 series marketing budget; co-op available • Previous books in the series sold more than 10,000 copies • Part of the Explore Your World series, which includes Explore Ancient Egypt! (9780979226830), Explore Ancient Greece! (9781934670118), Explore the Solar System! (9781934670361), Explore Spring (9780978503741), and Explore Winter (9780978503758)

From prime numbers to paraboloids, this collection of projects proves that learning mathematics can still be fun. Introducing children to the beauty and wonder of the subject through hands-on activities, this guide demonstrates how to construct a geodesic dome big enough for a person to sit in, solve the world’s hardest two-piece puzzle, pass a straight line through a curved slot, and amaze others with the mysterious Möbius strip. Emphasizing how mathematics can be encountered in daily life, this intriguing reference highlights the hidden patterns in snowflakes, soap bubbles, and even the graceful curves of the Golden Gate Bridge. With a companion website featuring video instructions for several projects as well as additional activities, this educational exploration turns the art of numbers into an adventure for all. Laszlo C. Bardos is a high school math teacher and the author of the website www.CutOutFoldUp.com, which contains guidelines to constructing mathematical models and toys. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire. Samuel Carbaugh is the illustrator of Discover the Desert. He lives in Vermont. NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 128 PAGES, 8 X 10 60 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 100 LINE DRAWINGS, 30 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Highlighting the mysteries beneath the earth’s surface, this is the ideal kids’ companion to the fascinating subject of geology. Through an engaging array of hands-on activities, this helpful handbook guides children through testing minerals, creating crystals, sculpting edible models of the planet, and even baking volcanic meringue cookies. Exploring the reasons behind the physical changes of the world, this examination also outlines the rock cycle of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; the process of discovering fossils and what they reveal about the past; and how to start a collection of natural artifacts. Featuring 25 entertaining experiments with lively illustrations and fun facts, this intriguing guide also includes educational sidebars detailing significant contributors to the field of geology. Cynthia Light Brown is an environmental consultant and a founding partner and vice president of Clover Leaf Environmental Solutions. Nick Brown is a 15-year-old student whose favorite subject is science. They both live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bryan Stone is the illustrator of Explore Colonial America!, Explore the Solar System!, and Explore Transportation! He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

ISBN: 9781934670583

ACTIVITY/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 96 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 100 LINE DRAWINGS, 25 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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The Paper Boomerang Book Build Them, Throw Them, and Get Them to Return Every Time Mark Latno • Co-op available A detailed reference on the latest craze in lightweight aeronautics, this manual shows how to build and throw paper boomerangs. Techniques for mastering the basics will help beginners, while techniques for impressive throws—such as the behind-the-back toss; the boomerang juggle; the under-the-leg catch; and the dreaded double-handed, backward, double-boomerang throw—will thrill even the most advanced boomeranger. A history of the device and the physics behind its circuitous flight are also included, making this the only comprehensive reference on this fascinating toy.

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Mark Latno has been teaching children to build and throw paper boomerangs at schools for almost two decades. He lives in San Pedro, California.

6. Common Problems and Experimentation

NONFICTION/SCIENCE, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 4 & UP 128 PAGES, 8 X 8 90 B & W PHOTOS, 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

8. The Art of Tuning Paper Boomerangs

ISBN: 9781569762820

7. The Little Dragons (Long Distance Boomerangs) 9. Boomerang Theory

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10. Tricks and Types of Throws

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11. Artwork and the Paper Boomerang 12. Paper Boomerangs of Different Sizes 13. Action Shots Appendix A Sources for Materials Appendix B Physics: Definitions and Units

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Also available in the For Kids series:

Heading West 9781556528095 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Native American History for Kids Lewis and Clark for Kids 9781556523748 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

With 21 Activities Karen Bush Gibson • Co-op available • Part of the For Kids series

America's Black Founders 9781556528118 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

A chronicle of American indigenous life, this guide captures the history of the complex societies that lived in North America when European explorers first appeared on the continent. Not only a history of tribal nations, this exploration also includes profiles of famous Native Americans and their many contributions—from early leaders to superstar athletes, dancers, astronauts, authors, and actors. Readers will learn about Indian culture through hands-on activities, such as planting a Three Sisters Garden, making beef jerky in a low-temperature oven, weaving a basket out of folded newspaper strips, deciphering a World War II Navajo Code Talker message, and playing Ball-and-Triangle. An important look at life before the settlers until present day, this resource shows that Native American history is the history of all Americans. Karen Bush Gibson is the author of eight books on Native American culture, including The Arapaho, The Chickasaw, The Pawnee, and Plank Houses. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma. NONFICTION, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 4 & UP, 112 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 50 B & W PHOTOS, 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781569762806 RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS JULY

The American Revolution for Kids 9781556524561 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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George Washington for Kids 9781556526558 $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

Theodore Roosevelt for Kids His Life and Times, 21 Activities Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Abraham Lincoln for Kids 9781556526565 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

• Co-op available • Part of the For Kids series Hands-on activities and insightful historical information reveal the fascinating life of Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th president, who was also well known as a writer, a ranchman, a politician, a solider, an explorer, and a family man. Combining a rich biography, including information about his childhood, with relevant and engaging projects, this book offers a glimpse at Roosevelt’s work and times—how a sickly, undersized boy grew into a physically fit, energetic, and courageous man; how his wealth did not shield him from human tragedy; how as a leader of a young, vigorous nation, he steered a middle course between big business and working-class needs; and how his love of nature led him to protect millions of acres for posterity. Readers will create a Native American toy, explore the effects of erosion, go on a modern big-game hunt with a camera, and make felted teddy bears. The text includes a time line, online resources, and a reading list for further study—making this the ultimate reference on a great American president.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids 9781556526572 $14.95 (CAN $18.95)

Kerrie Logan Hollihan is the author of Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids and has written for Bird Watcher’s Digest and Boy’s Life magazine. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. NONFICTION/HISTORY, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 4 & UP, 144 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 60 B & W PHOTOS, 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 MAPS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781556529559 RIGHTS: WORLD CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS JUNE

Benjamin Franklin, American Genius 9781556527579 $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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Kids’ Container Gardening Year-Round Projects for Inside and Out Second edition Cindy Krezel Photographs by Bruce Curtis “A good source of inspiration for camp counselors, teachers, and parents seeking manageable projects for young green thumbs.” —Booklist “Creative kid-friendly pages all add up to a fine horticultural treat that will thrive in most collections.” —School Library Journal “Kid-friendly projects designed to introduce the pleasures of gardening.” —PublishersWeekly.com “Fun and easy to read.”

—Star Tribune

• Co-op available Enthusiastic young gardeners have the opportunity to develop a green thumb and experience the joys of gardening in this how-to guide for kids. Eighteen time-tested, proven projects gleaned from the author’s experience as director of “The Good Earth Kids’ Club” teach children how to create a year-round assortment of container gardens that are simple to make, fun to work on, and in many instances, make great gifts. Organized by season, the container gardens run the gamut from “Great Big Garden Bowls for Mom” and “Father’s Day Fountains” to sand art terrariums and special occasion holiday containers. In addition to providing the basics on plants and gardening, this helpful guide also includes a glossary of terms, a listing of plants and resources used in the book, and numerous photographs to show kids that they’re proceeding on the right path as they create their individual containers. Cindy Krezel has written articles appearing in Long Island Gardening, the New York Times, and Newsday and organizes gardening programs for children. She lives in Brentwood, New York. Bruce Curtis is a professional photographer whose work has appeared in numerous books and calendars. He lives in Albertson, New York. NONFICTION/GARDENING, AGES 6–12, GRADES 1–6 88 PAGES, 8 X 8 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Backyard Birds

Birds of Prey

Polar Worlds

Fifth edition

An Introduction Second edition

Life at the Ends of the Earth Third edition

Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman

• Previous editions sold more than 20,000 copies • Author’s previous books sold more than one million copies

• Previous editions sold more than 20,000 copies • Author’s previous books sold more than one million copies

A bird guide for younger readers, these vibrant paintings and fascinating facts teach all about the world’s majestic raptors. Artist and environmental conservationist Robert Bateman offers awe-inspiring, lifelike illustrations to capture the habitats and daily life of the sky’s predators—including buteos, accipiters, eagles, falcons, kites, ospreys, vultures, and owls. With a gentle message about sharing the earth with these soaring species, this is a wonderful introduction to the keen eyesight, curved beaks, sharp talons, and agile flights that make these birds perfectly designed for hunting their prey.

An introduction to life in the two polar regions, this guide to the Arctic and Antarctic examines the natural habitats of animals through the incredible artwork of Robert Batemen. His rich and beautiful paintings and sketches pair with fascinating facts about the wolves, polar bears, whales, seals, penguins, and snow geese that live in the harsh and fragile landscapes. With information on climate, migration, and breeding, this important guide acts as a timely testament to the variety of life at each polar cap, urging young readers to protect the planet and the species that inhabit its icy ends.

Robert Bateman is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist, a former high school geology teacher, and the author of The Art of Robert Batemen, An Artist in Nature, Backyard Birds, Birds of Prey, Natural Worlds, Safari, and The World of Robert Batemen. He lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

Robert Bateman is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist, a former high school geology teacher, and the author of The Art of Robert Batemen, An Artist in Nature, Backyard Birds, Birds of Prey, Natural Worlds, Safari, and The World of Robert Batemen. He lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

ISBN: 9781897330685

NONFICTION/NATURE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 48 PAGES, 8 X 10 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

NONFICTION/NATURE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 48 PAGES, 8 X 10 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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ISBN: 9781897330678

ISBN: 9781897330661

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Robert Bateman “A perfect introduction to birding for nature lovers of all ages.” —Booklist • Previous editions sold more than 50,000 copies • Author’s previous books sold more than one million copies Distinct sketches and colorful paintings from renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman capture birds in their habitats and teach young naturalists about birding environments. With brief facts about different species—including their common calls, widths of their wing spans, and their various diets—this introduction to robins, chickadees, woodpeckers, blue jays, finches, and others also offers Bateman’s personal tips on identifying, feeding, and finding birds, making this a perfect backyard reference. Robert Bateman is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist, a former high school geology teacher, and the author of The Art of Robert Batemen, An Artist in Nature, Backyard Birds, Birds of Prey, Natural Worlds, Safari, and The World of Robert Batemen. He lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. NONFICTION/NATURE AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 48 PAGES, 8 X 10 65 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Easy Carving Projects for Kids Robin Edward Trudel “Full of encouragement for keeping kids interested in what they are doing . . . if you want to share a love of the craft, this is a very worthwhile way to do it.” —WoodCentral.com • Co-op available This how-to guide provides projects for children and teens interested in awakening their creativity and learning carving and woodworking skills. The handbook’s 35 carving projects are organized by increasing complexity and are divided into three age-ranges. From a simple xylophone and a baseball award to a double whistle and a woodcut scene, there’s a skill-level-appropriate project to suit a wide range of ages. Group one, for children ages four to eight, features supervised projects using sanding and stamping tools. Projects in group two, designed for children ages nine to 12, make use of sanding tools and, for those who have enough dexterity and strength to use them, a knife or v-tool. Group three presents projects for teens requiring minimal if any supervision and have the dexterity to make basic knife cuts and gouges. All of these projects can be crafted from commonly found pieces of wood. Robin Edward Trudel is a computer consultant and the author of Carving for Kids. He lives in Dracut, Massachusetts. NONFICTION/WOODWORKING, AGES 4 & UP, GRADES K & UP 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 570 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 20 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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The Adventures of Buddy the Beaver Buddy Explores the Pond Carson Clark and Jim Clark “Through the eyes and imagination of a young boy, Carson Clark has crafted a magical story about friendship, the joys of nature, and the importance of wetlands. I can’t wait to read more adventures of Buddy the Beaver . . . a job well done!” —Jeff Corwin, biologist and host, The Jeff Corwin Experience Offering a child’s perspective of the natural world through the lens of a youth photographer, this story follows Buddy the beaver around his pond. As Buddy’s experiences unfold, his friends are introduced—Dawn the Fawn, Cheeks the Chipmunk, Larry the Land Snail, and Carrots the Rabbit—and each animal’s relationship to the environment is explained. With vibrant photography and informative text, the beaver pond and its inhabitants come to life. Carson Clark is the youngest member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and has won several awards for his photography. Jim Clark is the former president of NANPA and currnet contributing editor for Outdoor Photographer Magazine whose articles and images have appeared in several nature and photography magazines. He is the author and photographer of Between Ocean & Bay: A Celebration of the Eastern Shore and Mountain Memories. They both live in Leesburg, Virginia. PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 48 PAGES, 10 X 8 30 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9780982116258 RIGHTS: WORLD MOUNTAIN TRAIL PRESS MAY

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Mischief in the Forest

Moxie

A Yarn Yarn

The Dachshund of Fallingwater

Derrick Jensen Illustrations by Stephanie McMillan

Cara Armstrong

“Derrick Jensen . . . has wisdom and wit, grace and style, and is a wonderful guide to a good life beautifully lived.” —Howard Zinn, author, A People’s History of the United States • Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies • Part of the Flashpoint series, which includes Lives Less Valuable (9781604860450) and Songs of the Dead (9781604860443) Old Mrs. Johnson lives alone in the forest and loves to knit sweaters and mittens for her grandchildren in the city. One day, when returning from a visit to the city, her solitude comes to an end when her mischievous forest neighbors reveal themselves in a delightfully colorful fashion—someone took her yarn. The colorful mystery is solved when the birds, rabbits, snakes, trees, and other dwellers of Mrs. Johnson’s neighborhood are seen playing with the yarn. Suddenly the forest doesn’t seem so lonely, and the visiting grandkids take great delight getting to know the inhabitants of the forest. This picture book is a lesson for both young and old to connect with one’s surroundings and embrace the role of good neighbors with the rest of the natural world, whether in the city or in the forest. Derrick Jensen is a teacher, an activist, and the author of The Culture of Make Believe, Endgame, and A Language Older Than Words. He lives in Crescent City, California. Stephanie McMillan is an artist, the author of the comic strip Minimum Security found on comics.com, and the coauthor of the graphic novel As the World Burns. She lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. FICTION/PICTURE BOOKS AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 40 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

“Like most dogs, Moxie knows the best spots in a house. During a spirited romp through Fallingwater, this pearl-wearing dachshund takes us on a charming tour of her beloved and remarkable home.” —Jane King Hession, president, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy • Co-op available Children experience the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright house that boldly cantilevers over a waterfall in the western Pennsylvania mountains through the eyes of the Kaufmann family’s most beloved dog in residence. Beginning with the initial site survey, the loveable dachshund reflects on the myriad details that make the “Big House” so special. Moxie and her siblings’ preferred picnic site, the rock, becomes the foundation that supports the residence’s dramatic design, and the grand fireplace built around the big rock provides a warm stone where the dogs nap whenever they want. A table that can be stretched out so that as many as 18 of their friends, such as artist Peter Blume and his German shepherd Manfred, can sit down with the K’s to eat dinner is so portable it can be moved to wherever they’d like. The dachshund’s long, straight backs are reflected in the horizontal lines of the house— long, low tables; shelves; bands of glass in the windows—and built-in desks hang out from the walls like a diving board just as Moxie’s tail extends from her body. A handy glossary features both images and text to explain key architectural terms. Cara Armstrong is the curator of education at Fallingwater, the one-time vacation residence of the Edgar J. Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh that was donated to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. She lives in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

ISBN: 9781604860818

PICTURE BOOKS/ARCHITECTURE AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 32 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Desert Days, Desert Nights Roxie Munro • Author’s previous books sold more than 25,000 copies Through meticulously detailed illustrations, this visually dynamic survey contrasts day and night in five of North America’s prominent deserts—the Chihuahuan, the Great Basin, the Mojave (including Death Valley), the Painted, and the Sonoran—and highlights the unique animals, plants, and geological formations of each. From the desert spiny lizard and the greater roadrunner to the spotted bat and desert banded gecko, this survey examines the diverse array of animals, birds, and reptiles occupying these arid lands. Intricate watercolor illustrations are accompanied by lists of animals and names in each spread. In addition to legends identifying the animals, the guide also includes maps pinpointing the deserts’ locales, overviews of the respective desert environments, and fun creature factoids. Examining altitude, temperature, and climate, the text also pays special attention to global warming and its effects. Downloadable black-and-white coloring sheets round out this engaging and educational resource that celebrates the deserts’ majestic beauty. Roxie Munro is the acclaimed author and illustrator of 27 books for children, including Amazement Park, Mazescapes, Ranch, and Wild West Trail Ride Maze. She lives in New York City. PICTURE BOOKS/NONFICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 32 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781933979779 RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS APRIL

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The Yellow Butterfly

Our Shadow Garden

Mehrnaz S. Gill Illustrations by Lindsay Ward

Cherie Foster Colburn Illustrations by the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

• Co-op available Children learn they can make a difference by making selfless decisions in this charmingly illustrated story. Bobby and Susi discover a magical yellow butterfly that can sing in their rose garden. Totally amazed by their special find, the children run off to tell their grandfather of this wonder of nature. Bobby and Susi listen spellbound as he tells them of an ancient legend in which butterflies were trained to go out into the world and spread hope and love through the granting of wishes. Enthralled with his story, and thinking more and more about what they’d like to have, the brother and sister decide to capture the magic butterfly and make their wish come true. Though once they have her in captivity, they realize that the butterfly’s freedom is more important than their wish. In the unselfish act of releasing the butterfly, the two children come to understand that their true wish is one of love. Mehrnaz S. Gill works in geriatrics at the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers and the Huffington Center on Aging. She is the recipient of the 2008 KTRK-TV, Houston, Texas, 13 Women of Distinction Award; the 2007 Excellence in Bloom Award presented by the Huffington Center on Aging; and the 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Association of Fundraisers. She lives in Houston, Texas. Lindsay Ward is an illustrator and graphic designer. She lives in Boston. PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 24 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 22 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781933979717 RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS APRIL

• Co-op available • Winner of the Southern Writer’s Literary Award • Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the young patients of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and their families When a beloved grandmother becomes ill and is no longer able to be in the sun, her granddaughter is inspired to create a garden she can enjoy. She and Poppa work together in secret to transform Nana’s garden into a night blooming oasis, a place where she can be with the creatures and plants that bring her happiness. As they work with seeds, trowels and wheelbarrows to cultivate moonflowers, star jasmine, and other luminous, pale, sweet-smelling plants, they discover the sensory beauty of the garden at night. They learn to listen for the call of the cicadas, the songs of the night-jars, and the scampering of a family of raccoons. Everyone in the family is enchanted by the healing power of the “shadow” garden, a feast for all the senses and a true gift of love. Gardening facts and tips accompany the vibrant illustrations, which were created by children who are battling cancer. Cherie Foster Colburn is a certified Texas Master Gardener, a landscape designer, and a freelance garden writer who has been featured in Houston House and Home Magazine. She lives in the Woodlands, Texas. The Children’s Cancer Hospital at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, has raised more than $26 milllion dollars for cancer patients and their families selling notecards and gift items that feature original art by pediatric cancer patients. PICTURE BOOKS/GARDENING AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781933979694 RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS APRIL

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Words by the Handful series Mimi Brian Vance Illustrations by Rosemarie Gillen • Co-op available Teaching American Sign Language to babies through interactive stories, this series of concept books weaves five essential signs into the story of each book, enabling the adult reader to learn sign language while teaching babies to sign long before they learn to form words. Providing a context for the introduction of each sign, these educational stories focus on communicating essential messages through repetition and reading aloud while encouraging long-term developmental benefits by stimulating early communication skills. Mimi Bryan Vance teaches American Sign Language at the Motherhood Center in Houston. She is a former U.S. Department of State foreign services employee and she has worked for the African Wildlife Foundation, the Houston Zoo, and the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary in Big Sur, California. She lives in Houston. Rosemarie Gillen is the illustrator for several books, including Where Is God, Grandfather? She lives in Washington, DC.

Words by the Handful Boxed Set Four Stories to Help You and Your Baby Communicate 96 PAGES 80 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Book and Bed Sharing Sign Language with Your Child: A Words by the Handful Story 24 PAGES 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781933979755

ISBN: 9781933979724 NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 7.5 X 7.5, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR, CLOTH RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS JUNE

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Words by the Handful series, continued

Boat and Bath

Baby and Bunny

Milk and More

Sharing Sign Language with Your Child: A Words by the Handful Story

Sharing Sign Language with Your Child: A Words by the Handful Story

Sharing Sign Language with Your Child

NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 24 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 24 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781933979762

ISBN: 9781933979748

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NONFICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 24 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781933979731

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Elmer series David McKee “A welcome addition to early years resources, for monolingual and bilingual teachers alike, as they provide opportunities for lots of discussion in and about a variety of languages.” —Books for Keeps magazine • See www.ipgbook.com for all language editions in the Elmer series of books David McKee is well known as the creator of the internationally acclaimed Elmer the Elephant books. One of the top names in children’s books today, he is also the illustrator of some of the recent Paddington Bear books.

Elmer’s Colours (English–Polish) Elmer’s Friends (English–Polish) Elmer the patchwork elephant introduces children to colors in this delightful, popular board book. The text is provided in two languages: English and Polish. BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 16 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

Elmer meets his friends, each of them different and special— Giraffe is the tallest, Kangaroo is the bounciest, and Lion has the loudest roar—in this delightful board book. The text is presented in two languages: English and Polish.

ISBN: 9781840595314

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 16 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

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ISBN: 9781840595338

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Elmer series, continued

Elmer’s Day (English–Polish)

Elmer’s Weather (English–Polish)

Young children can join in the fun with Elmer on a typical day, from wake-up and shower time to playtime with friends, lunchtime, bath time, and bedtime. The text is provided in two languages: English and Polish.

Elmer enjoys all kinds of weather, seeing shapes in the clouds, playing in the rain, and wearing his shades in the sun. The text is provided in two languages: English and Polish.

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 16 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 16 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9781840595345

ISBN: 9781840595321

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Good Night Our World series “Beautifully illustrated stories of place.” —Parents magaz ine “A fantastic children’s book series.” —Modern Mom “An inspiration for an itinerary for a family trip.” —Associated Press • Co-op available • Previous titles in this series sold more than 900,000 copies • The Good Night display stand (6.75” x 8” x 10”) is available with purchase of 10 copies • Please see pp.117–119 in this catalog for a listing of all titles in this series

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Good Night White House

Good Night Country Store

Adam Gamble Illustrations by Cooper Kelly

Adam Gamble Illustrations by Anne Rosen

Set in the most famous house in the United States, this boardbook is a fond remembrance of the lives of many presidential families. Beginning with Sasha and Malia Obama imagining all of the different children who have lived in the White House, it introduces young children to life in the presidential home, the presidents’ families, their pets, and many of the special circumstances that are a part of daily life in the nation’s most well-known home. A delightful and patriotic bedtime story that takes place through the passage of a day and all four seasons, the story ends with the first family falling asleep.

Designed to soothe children before bedtime, this delightful story features a multicultural group of people visiting a traditional country store in different settings across America. With rhythmic language that guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons, this boardbook teaches children to read by identifying familiar items found in a country store, including homemade foods, country crafts, a soda fountain, and classic toys, while celebrating a unique aspect of Americana.

Adam Gamble is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Our World series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Dennis, Massachusetts. Cooper Kelly is a former art director for advertising agencies in New York and Paris and is currently a freelance illustrator.

Adam Gamble is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Our World series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Dennis, Massachusetts. Anne Rosen is the illustrator of several books in the Good Night Our World series, including Good Night Martha’s Vineyard, Good Night Nantucket, Good Night New Hampshire, Good Night North Carolina, and Good Night Rhode Island. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts.

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 28 PAGES, 6 X 6 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 20 PAGES, 6 X 6 17 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781602190429

ISBN: 9781602190443

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Good Night Our World series, continued

ABC in Montreal Robin Segal

Good Night Israel Mark Jasper Illustrations by Anne Rosen • Co-op available • Previous titles in this series sold more than 900,000 copies • The Good Night display stand (6.75” x 8” x 10”) is available with purchase of 10 copies Celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Israel, this boardbook is designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the country’s natural and cultural wonders. Rhythmic language guides children through Israel during the passage of both a single day and the four seasons of the year while visiting iconic places across the country, including the Western Wall, the Israeli Museum, the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, and Masada. Many holidays and traditions that are unique to the Jewish community are also covered, such as making hamantaschen for Purim. Mark Jasper is the author of The Cape Cod Christmas Cookbook, Good Night Charleston, Good Night Florida Keys, Good Night Ocean, Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands, and Haunted Inns of New England. He lives in Saint Augustine, Florida. Anne Rosen is the illustrator of several books in the Good Night Our World series. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts. BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 28 PAGES, 6 X 6 21 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS BOARD BOOK, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781602190436

“These books take an alphabetical tour of several major American cities, using color photographs to represent the letters. The worthwhile concept builds vocabulary and familiarity with urban landscapes.” —School Library Journal on ABC in Boston, ABC in San Francisco, and ABC in Miami “Leads kids through the Big Apple with colorful photographs and city-specific alphabetizing—‘K’ is for knish, ‘W’ is for water towers, ‘G’ is for graffiti.” —Gotham Magazine on ABC in NYC • Author tour to include Montreal (June) • Author’s previous books sold more than 30,000 copies • Part of the All ‘Bout Cities series, which includes ABC in Boston (9780971969711), ABC in Chicago (9780971969780), ABC in Miami (9780971969728), ABC in NYC (9780971969766), and ABC in San Francisco (9780971969797) An alphabet book for kids, both city residents and visitors, this guide to the urban landscape offers clear photographs full of detail and simple captions that help build children’s vocabulary in a fun, contemporary way. This bilingual book—in English and French—takes a tour of objects large and small, common to cities and unique to Montreal. Robin Segal has worked as an artist and a policy consultant in urban transportation. She is the author of the All ‘Bout Cities series. She lives in Woodstock, New York. PICTURE BOOKS/EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 32 PAGES, 8 X 8 135 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 B & W PHOTO, 2 LINE DRAWINGS,FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781935139065

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123 Philadelphia

Wow! New York City

A Cool Counting Book

Imagine a City Built with a Paper Clip . . .

Puck Illustrations by Kevin Somers

Puck Illustrations by Rey David Rojas

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 40,000 copies • Part of the Cool Counting Books series, which includes 123 California (9780979621338), 123 Chicago (9780979621352), 123 New York (9780979621307), 123 San Francisco (9780979621383), 123 Texas (9780979621369), and 123 USA (9780979621314)

• Co-op available • Author’s previous editions sold more than 100,000 copies

Curious children will count to10 using some of Philadelphia’s most cherished symbols and landmarks—the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Zoo, City Hall, pretzels, cheese steaks, Reading Terminal Market, and the LOVE sculpture—in this board book featuring amusing illustrations, dazzling colors, and bold, clear design. The final page includes a complete location list in both English and in Spanish to help parents locate the symbols and landmarks and plan an entertaining trip to Philadelphia. A fantastic guide to practicing essential number skills, kids will enjoy reading it again and again. Puck is the author of the Cool Counting Books series which includes 123 California, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 San Francisco, 123 Texas, and 123 USA. He has worked as a writer, editor, and translator for national publications and publishing houses. Kevin Somers is an author and artist who has worked in comics, animation, fine arts, and publishing for more than 15 years. He is the author of Meaner than the Meanest, Sounds Funny!, and Sounds Tough! Big Noisy Machines. He is the illustrator of 123 California, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 San Francisco, 123 Texas, 123 USA, and The Lazy Person’s Handbook: Shortcuts to Get Everything You Want with the Least Possible Effort. They both live in New York City. BOARD BOOKS/NONFICTION AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K, 22 PAGES, 6 X 6 11 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR BOARD BOOK, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9780979621390 RIGHTS: WORLD DUO PRESS LLC APRIL

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New York City has never been more whimsical than in this visual narrative that uses wire-art sculptures to explore the Big Apple. Everything starts with a paper clip that unfolds to create some of New York’s most famous symbols, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. A lively text accompanies the striking visuals, and six pages of information chronicle everything needed to know about the included attractions and landmarks. Puck is the author of the series Cool Counting Books™ which includes 123 California, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 San Francisco, 123 Texas, and 123 USA. He has worked as a writer, editor, and translator for national publications and publishing houses. He lives in New York City. Rey David Rojas is an awardwining visual artist who studied in the renowned Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas (National School of Visual Arts) in Mexico City, and has illustrated children’s books for some of Mexico’s most innovative publishers, such as Editorial Serpentina and Libros del Escarabajo. NONFICTION/REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.5 22 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9780982529508 RIGHTS: WORLD DUO PRESS LLC APRIL


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Baby Baobab Cindy Robinson Beautifully depicted in collage-illustrations with a visual edge, this traditional African fable emphasizes the importance of sharing. Baby Baobab may be the tallest, greenest tree, but he is also boastful. Sun warns him not to be so vain, but Baby Baobab ignores him and is rude to the insects and animals that wish to settle on his branches. Sun is angered by the little tree’s unwillingness to share and decides to teach him a lesson by turning him upside down and burying his beautiful branches underground. Cindy Robinson was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She is an illustrator and writer and has taught art at several schools, including the Frank Joubert School of Art and Design. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 32 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $9.00 (CAN $10.00)

ISBN: 9781770096714 RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA APRIL

The Tale of Sun and Moon Ann Walton Illustrations by Tamsin Hinrichsen Magical illustrations accompany this imaginative new myth that describes how brilliant Sun and star-trailing Moon came to be in the skies above. Following the antics of Leopard and Lion, this entrancing tale of adventure effortlessly entertains and is designed with a simple and rhythmic framework intended to improve reading skills. An ideal resource for young readers, this book seamlessly blends elements of legend with stunning aesthetic appeal. Ann Walton is the award-winning author of How Many, Tell the Moon, and We Want Tails. Tamsin Hinrichsen is the illustrator of several children’s books, including Tell the Moon and Ten Green Bottles. PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 17 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781770097056 RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA APRIL

The Missing Ball Maryanne Bester Illustrations by Shayle Bester • Authors previous books sold more than 28,000 copies • Part of the Cool Nguni series, which includes The Cool Nguni (9781770092648), The Long Trousers (9781770094994), and Three Friends and a Taxi (978177092655) Gaps, the endearing Nguni calf, and his cousin Sugarbean—named because of her speckled, sugar bean-like hide—want to play a game of soccer before sundown, but they must first find their missing ball, hidden somewhere in Africa’s vast, majestic landscape. With a quirky African take on a situation all kids can relate to—losing a favorite toy—this visually engaging tale continues the series’ trend of entertaining children while exposing them to a unique and exciting culture. Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester are sisters who grew up on a free-state farm in South Africa. They run a decorative painters and illustrators business that specializes in children’s art. PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 26 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $12.00 (CAN $13.00)

ISBN: 9781770097049 RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA APRIL

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Something to Do Ann Walton Illustrations by Natalie Hinrichsen By using rhythmic text, simple sentences, and gorgeous pictures, this charming story teaches the importance of sharing and helps young children increase their reading skills. Exciting illustrations follow Jenny as she does her good deed for the day. While Jenny delivers a book to her sick friend, young readers will begin to master the art of building sentences, beginning with simple constructions and moving on to more complex ones. Ann Walton is the author of How Many and We Want Tails. Natalie Hinrichsen is the illustrator of several chidren’s books, including Ten Green Bottles. They are the author and illustrator, respectively, of Tell the Moon.

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Enora and the Black Crane

Joshua and the Two Crabs

Second edition

Joshua Button

Arone Raymond Meeks

As a young boy growing up in far North Western Australia, Joshua Button spent many weekends fishing and crabbing in the mangroves with his family. Here Joshua takes a crabbing trip to Crab Creek, vividly capturing the atmosphere and energy as he chases two crabs through the mangroves, up trees, and into the water. A delightful blend of art and story, this tale captures the sights and sounds of the mangroves, the extraordinary colors of the Australian landscape, and the joys of crabbing.

An enchanting tale set in the rainforests of Queensland, this children’s story follows Enora and his family as the natural world is created, and Enora’s people are surrounded by delicious bush food and amazing animals. When Enora discovers a shimmering rainbow of color flying through the rainforest, his curiosity overwhelms him, and he sets out to discover its meaning. Based on the traditional lore and customs of Queensland’s Kokoimudgji tribe, this storybook’s beautifully detailed illustrations are sure to engage and inspire children. Arone Raymond Meeks is an award-winning author and illustrator of several children’s books. He was awarded the Ezra Jack Keats UNICEF International Children’s Book Award in 1992.

PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 24 PAGES, 8.75 X 7.5 1 COLOR PHOTO, 11 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95) RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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Joshua Button is a writer and outdoor enthusiast.

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Loongie, the Greedy Crocodile Lucy Dann and Keifer Dann Illustrations by Bronwyn Houston Saltwater crocodile Loongie, who lives among the mangroves at Walaman Creek in a remote region of Western Australia, is at the center of this delightfully illustrated storybook. Greedy and unwilling to share, Loongie soon learns that if he wants to have any friends, he has to change his ways. Vibrant depictions of the flora and fauna found in the Kimberley region of Western Australia pair with an educational story, making this an ideal picture book for children. Lucy Dann is the author of Bardi Counting Book. Kiefer Dann is a descendant of the Nyool Nyool people. Bronwyn Houston is an artist who descended from the Nyiyaparli and Yindjiparndi people of the Wana clan in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. FICTION, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 24 PAGES, 9.25 X 7.25 3 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

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The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point Trina Saffioti Illustrations by Maggie Prewett “Even if you have never experienced the sights and smells of a street filled with flowering frangipani, you will feel as if you are there. The magic of the pictures and traditional feel of the story ensure that this picture book will enhance storytime in many settings.” —Jane Watson-Brown, Bookseller + Publisher magaz ine Set in a small Australian town in the 1950s, this tale of overcoming social expectations fosters a sense of community spirit and is sweetly reminiscent of traditional storytelling. A young girl has nothing to wear to the school’s annual fancy dress carnival, so she requests help from her family. Inspired by blossoms on the frangipani tree, the family’s creation is both surprising and heartwarming. Trina Saffioti is an author and a descendant of the Gugu Yulangi people of North Queensland. Maggie Prewett is an illustrator whose paintings and ink drawings are held in collections throughout Australia. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 6–12, GRADES 1–6, 28 PAGES, 9.25 X 9 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 13 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $18.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Caterpillar and Butterfly

The Two-Hearted Numbat

Crow and the Waterhole

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Ambelin Kwaymullina

• Author’s previous books sold more than 17,000 copies Caterpillar lives alone in fear of her surroundings as everything seems large and strange. Refusing to spend time with her friends Wallaby, Goanna, and Snake, Caterpillar misses out on beautiful sunsets and companionship. Eventually she emerges from her chrysalis as Butterfly, ready to enjoy everything around her after discovering that she is not alone. A modern tale of overcoming personal fears, this brightly covered, uniquely indigenous story conveys a universal message. Ambelin Kwaymullina is the award-winning author and illustrator of Crow and the Waterhole and coauthor and illustrator of the The Two-Hearted Numbat. PICTURE BOOKS/FICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 9 X 9.5 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781921361579 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

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Numbat has two hearts—one made of stone and one made of feather. His stone heart makes him strong and powerful, while his feather heart makes him soft and gentle. When having more than one heart becomes troublesome for him, Numbat feels he must choose which one to keep. After evaluating the pros and cons of each heart, Numbat discovers that the best option is to keep both hearts so that he will be both kind and strong. Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Indigenous writer and illustrator from Western Australia and the author and illustrator of The Crow and the Waterhole. Ezekiel Kwaymullina is an Indigenous writer from Western Australia and collaborated on Curly Saves Grandma’s House and Curly and the Fent. Their mother is acclaimed author and artist Sally Morgan. FICTION/ANIMALS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 8.75 X 9.25 18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781921361234

A fresh take on traditional, indigenous Australian storytelling, this volume tells the tale of Crow who lived in a tree by a waterhole and gazed into the water each morning at another wonderful crow staring back at her. Wishing to be like the black beauty in the water—one so special she could surely change the world—Crow flies far away, helping others, until she ultimately discovers that her inspiring feathered friend is actually her own reflection. Featuring vivid, jewel-toned illustrations based on indigenous paintings, this uplifting tale of self-perception conveys the importance of realizing one’s self-worth and individual strengths. Ambelin Kwaymullina is the author of Caterpillar and Butterfly and the coauthor and illustrator of The Two-Hearted Numbat. FICTION/PICTURE BOOKS AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 32 PAGES, 8.75 X 9.25 18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Cat Balloon

Crocodile Cake

Palo Morgan

Palo Morgan Illustrations by Chris Nixon

“This is an exceptionally beautiful picture book. Highly recommended for schools.” —Reading Time journal “Cat Balloon is both inviting and entertaining and should appeal to young children.“ —Magpies magaz ine Filled with brilliant, beautiful illustrations and rhyming text throughout, this storybook shows children that perseverance pays off. This is the tale of a cat with ambition who tries to make it to the moon while his many companions—lions, tigers, leopards, and other felines—would rather lie on the beach and enjoy the good life. Cat Balloon persists, leaping from trees and grabbing for clouds, trying anything he can do to reach the moon. Exquisite artwork and vivid verse make Cat Balloon’s story a magical read. Palo Morgan is the author of Crocodile Cake and a former teacher. FICTION/PICTURE BOOKS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781921361654 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

A little girl learns about the power of imagination and confronting her fears in this delightful picture book. Bored and upset that no one in her family pays attention to her, a little girl decides to bake a very special cake with her Grandfather John, and together they mix the ingredients to create an enormous crocodile-shaped cake. While waiting for the cake to bake, the little girl hears strange noises in the kitchen, and when she opens the oven to take a peek, the crocodile cake bursts out and gobbles up everyone the little girl knows. The little girl soon discovers that revenge is not so sweet, as the crocodile chases her into the night. The faster she runs, the larger the crocodile becomes. The menacing foe suddenly becomes less scary, though, when the little girl remembers who created who. Told in fast-paced, catchy verse, this quirky and colorful story features lively illustrations that shift from bright to darker shades as the story progresses. Palo Morgan is a writer and a former teacher. He is the author of Cat Balloon. Chris Nixon is a freelance illustrator and adventure tour guide. PICTURE BOOKS/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 48 PAGES, 10 X 10.5 48 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781921361555 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

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Bush Secrets

The Great Cold

Jake’s Gigantic List

Tjalaminu Mia and Jessica Lister

Gladys Milroy Illustrations by Tracey Gibbs and Sally Morgan

Ken Spillman Illustrations by Chris Nixon

Debbie has two special secrets, and she doesn’t want to share them with her brother Billy; however, when her grandfather, Dada Keen, comes to visit, Sally knows she can trust him. Debbie shows the treasure she found, the speckled eggs in the “Gorgemas Tree,” and Dada Keen shows Debbie a special place in the bush. The interaction between Debbie and her grandfather strengthen the ideas of keeping secrets in order to preserve and protect the plants and animals that exist in our environment and sharing secrets with those who will respect and preserve our treasures. It is a beautiful tale of family and passing on the knowledge needed to help protect our environment. Tjalaminu Mia is a research fellow in oral history and the arts in the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Jessica Lister is Tjalaminu Mia’s granddaughter. FICTION/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 48 PAGES, 4.5 X 7.25 21 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.00 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9781921361593 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

As the great cold moves in and creeps into their hideaways, the animals are forced to prepare for winter. The blind goanna lizard and the flightless magpie—the weakest among the animals—are helpless on their own, but when they work together, the power of their friendship and cooperation make them strong enough to survive the elements. Told in the traditional style of indigenous Australians, this original story enlightens young readers with a message of reconciliation and promotes care for the environment.

Jake’s birthday list is longer than an anaconda and it definitely does not include socks or underwear. This year he wants a pirate, a dinosaur, a leopard, and a dragon. Luckily for Jake, his Auntie Lyn knows where to find such gifts, but Jake can‘t imagine such a place. When Auntie Lyn takes him to a bookstore and leaves him to sort through two piles of books—the boring books and the “okay” books—Jake discovers that they are not boring at all. In fact, they hold the key to fulfilling his gigantic birthday wish list.

Gladys Milroy is of Aboriginal descent and the mother of acclaimed author and artist Sally Morgan. Tracey Gibbs is a graphic designer and an illustrator whose work has appeared in Spider Lies. Sally Morgan is the director for the Centre for Indigenous History at the University of Western Australia and the author of Dan’s Grandpa, My Place for Younger Readers: Arthur Corunna’s Story, My Place for Younger Readers: Mother and Daughter, Speaking from the Heart, and the awardwinning Heartsick for Country.

Ken Spillman is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including Blue, Magpie Mischief, Magwheel Mayhem, and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award–winner Love Is a UFO. Chris Nixon is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in Crocodile Cake.

FICTION/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 48 PAGES, 4.5 X 7.25 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.00 (CAN $7.95)

FICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4 48 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75 56 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781921361586 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

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“Gentle jokes abound, and boys especially will enjoy the idea of creating their own adventure-packed birthday lists. The black and white pencil-sketch illustrations . . . add a fun dimension . . . enticing the young reader into the joys of literacy.” —Bookseller+Publisher magaz ine

ISBN: 9781921361715 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL


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Spider Lies

Lighthouse Girl

Jen Banyard Illustrations by Tracey Gibbs

Dianne Wolfer Illustrations by Brian Simmonds

After tricking his mom and dad into leaving town, Connor is home alone with nobody to tell him to wash the dishes and go to school. The problem is that Connor’s little white lies have spawned a humongous, hairy spider and it’s lurking outside his bedroom window. With no one to turn to for help and the world threatened by the largest arachnid on record, it is up to Connor to save the planet. His only option is to enlist the help of a bumbling NASA nitwit, the weirdest girl in school, and a doddering old lady and her wheezing terrier to stop the spider before the world is doomed.

“Full of evocative illustrations, sepia photographs, and news clippings, Wolfer’s book transports. A great one for early and older readers alike.” —Frances Atkinson, arts editor, Sunday Age

Jen Banyard is a writer and is earning a postgraduate degree in creative writing at the University of Western Australia. Tracey Gibbs is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work has appeared in Aussie Legends and The Great Cold. FICTION/EDUCATION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7 176 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781921361517 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

At the outbreak of World War I, Fay’s isolated life on bleak, windswept Breaksea Island takes a dramatic turn. As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Fay knows semaphore and Morse code and responds when the soldiers on the ships signal to her. Soon, the soldiers are semaphoring messages for their loved ones, which Fay then telegraphs on their behalf. Although they never meet, Fay eventually becomes friends with one young soldier who has no family. After the soldiers depart for the battlefields of Egypt and Gallipoli, Fay follows their fortunes and continues her longdistance conversations with them through letters and postcards. Drawing on archival material and interweaving fact with fiction, Fay’s tale is based on a true story and brings to life the hardships of those left at home during the war. Dianne Wolfer is the author of 12 books for children and young adults, including Butterfly Notes, Border Line, Choices, HorseMad, The Kid Whose Mum Kept Possums in her Bra, and Photographs in the Mud. Brian Simmonds is an award-winning artist whose work can be found in many private and public collections throughout Australia. FICTION/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 120 PAGES, 7 X 8.75 32 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $18.00 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781921361531 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

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Choices

Measuring Up

Dianne Wolfer

G. J. Stroud

Told in a nonjudgmental narrative that confronts issues head-on, this story follows 17-year-old Elisabeth who discovers she is pregnant and has a tough choice to make: keep the baby or make alternative arrangements. With parents pressuring her, a boyfriend she cannot trust, a best friend she keeps pushing away, and her own indecision, Elisabeth’s dilemma grows more and more difficult. This realistic account of teenage pregnancy addresses the pros and cons of both possible outcomes through the alternating perspectives through Libby, who keeps the baby, and Beth, who does not.

“This novel puts a 2009 twist on the whole sex, surf, and sun premise that was so beautifully captured in the groundbreaking book Puberty Blues. . . . A fun, humorous coming-of-age story to be enjoyed by boys and girls alike, it will certainly resonate with readers over 15 years of age.” —Australian Bookseller & Publisher

Dianne Wolfer is the award-winning author of Border Line, Lighthouse Girl, and Photographs in the Mud. FICTION, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP, 240 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $13.00 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781921361562 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

“A modern-day homage to Puberty Blues.”

—Courier Mail

Jonah’s life has been like riding the perfect wave—the wonderfully simple routine of school, partying, and surfing with his friends. With the stress of his senior year looming, he realizes all of that is about to change. Rattled by the fear that he is destined to live in the shadow of his legendary older brother, Link, Jonah’s self-confidence begins to waver, along with his mission to lose his virginity before turning 18. Just when he has decided things couldn’t get any more complicated, Link drops a bombshell on his unsuspecting family. Despite these overwhelming transitions, Jonah soon discovers that life has a funny way of sorting out the big issues from the small, and that the answers he’s looking for may be right in front of him. Frank and funny, this coming-of-age novel is a definitive tale of family, friendship, and the pressures of adolescence. G. J. Stroud is a primary school teacher. She has been awarded two residencies at Varuna Writers’ House and contributes a regular column to her local paper. FICTION/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 192 PAGES, 5 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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Abe in Arms

The Mistletoe and Sword

Pegi Deitz Shea

A Story of Roman Britain

“Powerful books like Abe in Arms will help inspire younger and older readers to help put an end to children being trapped in the nightmare of war.” —Craig Wiesner, cofounder, Reach And Teach

Anya Seton

• Author’s previous books sold more than 110,000 copies • Part of the Reach and Teach series, which includes Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book (9781604860764) Portraying the pressures of teens to live a normal life while facing mental illness, this suspenseful young adult novel follows the journey of success-bound Abe, who struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A senior in high school, with a loving and wealthy adoptive family, Abe is on track for a big scholarship and an open future. Suddenly, horrific flashbacks rip him back to wartorn Africa, where five years previously he lost his mother, sister, friends, and almost his own life to torturous violence. During therapy, he uncovers even darker moments from his past that make him question how he survived. This action-filled thriller will open the eyes and hearts of teenagers to the lives of young people who have been exposed to profound violence around the world. Pegi Deitz Shea teaches at the Institute of Children’s Literature and the University of Connecticut and has presented at more than 350 schools, libraries, and conferences across the United States. She is the author of The Carpet Boy’s Gift, Patience Wright, Tangled Threads, Ten Mice for Tet, and The Whispering Cloth, which have been made Notables by organizations including the International Reading Association, National Council for the Social Studies, and the New York Public Library. She lives in Vernon, Connecticut.

• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than five million copies Young Quintus Tullius, standard bearer with the Ninth Roman Legion serving in Britain, is ready to begin his quest for the bones of his great-grandfather who died 17 years before—bones that the Druids who haunt Stonehenge watch over. But first he falls in love with Regan, the beautiful and mystifying foster daughter of Boadicea, warrior queen of the Icenians and instigator of the historic, bloody rebellion of the British tribes against Rome. With its suspenseful battle scenes, its mysticism and romance, this absorbing tale makes ancient history excitingly contemporary. Anya Seton was the author of 10 bestselling historical novels, including Avalon, Devil Water, Dragonwyck, Foxfire, Green Darkness, The Hearth and Eagle, Katherine, My Theodosia, The Turquoise, and The Winthrop Woman, and the young adult novel Smouldering Fires. FICTION, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP, 256 PAGES, 5.25 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781569763407 RIGHTS: US & CANADA CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS JUNE

FICTION/CURRENT EVENTS, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 172 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604861983 RIGHTS: US & CANADA PM PRESS JUNE

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Texas Heroes for Young Readers series • Co-op available • Part of the Texas Heroes for Young Readers series, which includes David Crockett (9781933979120), Jane Long (9781933979380), and Sam Houston (9781933979137)

Stephen F. Austin

Henrietta King

Keeping Promises

Loving the Land

Mary Dodson Wade

Mary Dodson Wade Illustrations by Bill Farnsworth

The heroic life of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas,” is vividly portrayed in this biography. In 1821, Austin led an intrepid group of colonists to settle parts of Spanish-controlled Texas. Over the course of the next 15 years he negotiated, cajolled, and eventually took up arms against the newly independent Mexico to eventually help found the Republic of Texas. Austin’s patience, courage, and character are celebrated throughout this resource for emerging readers. Mary Dodson Wade is a retired educator and librarian and the author of more than 50 books, including Christopher Columbus, Cinco De Mayo, I Am Houston, I’m Going to Texas, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Tsunami: Monster Waves. She lives in Houston, Texas. PICTURE BOOKS/NONFICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 24 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781933979113 RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS APRIL

• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies • Illustrator’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies From her days as a sheltered daughter of a Presbyterian minister to becoming La Patrona of the legendary King Ranch, this account for beginning readers examines the life of one of Texas’s foremost frontier women and illustrates the realities of life on a pioneer ranch. Henrietta Chamberlain King and her husband Richard settled in the brush country of the south Texas gulf coast, determined to build a ranching empire. With her husband gone most of the time, Henrietta became as familiar with a gun as she was with her children and often found herself dealing with marauding Indians, Mexican soldiers, and the everyday dangers of the harsh Texas frontier. Her belief in education, her frugality, and her keen business sense helped her not only take the reins of the ranch, but lead it into the future by making great contributions to the cattle industry. Mary Dodson Wade is the author of more than 50 books, including, Cinco De Mayo, I Am Houston, and I’m Going to Texas. She lives in Houston, Texas. Bill Farnsworth is an artist and illustrator of more than 50 children’s books including the Kaya series for American Girl Books. He lives in Venice, Florida. PICTURE BOOKS/NONFICTION AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 24 PAGES, 8 X 11 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781933979649 RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS JUNE

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Texas Heroes For Young Readers series, continued • Co-op available • Part of the Texas Heroes for Young Readers series, which includes David Crockett (9781933979243), Gregorio Esparza (9781933979366), Jane Long (9781933979397), Sam Houston (9781933979373), and Stephen F. Austin (9781933979458)

Henrietta King

Juan Seguin

Ranch Queen

William R. Chemerka Illustrations by Don Collins

Mary Dodson Wade Illustrations by Bill Farnsworth • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies • Illustrator’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies From her lonely days as the only child of a missionary to heading the legendary King Ranch, this account examines the nearly century-long life of one of Texas’s foremost frontier women and philanthropists, Henrietta Maria Morse Chamberlain King. Through this engaging narrative, children discover the strength and determination of the woman who raised five children and helped build what was to become one of the largest ranches in the nation, even standing to defend the property until it was plundered by the Union troops. Henrietta’s leadership in and financial support of the development of the corridor between Corpus Christi and Brownsville as well as the provision of land for what is now known as Texas A&M University are among her numerous civicminded and philanthropic efforts cited in this biography. Mary Dodson Wade is the author of more than 50 books, including, Cinco De Mayo, I Am Houston, and I’m Going to Texas. She lives in Houston, Texas. Bill Farnsworth is an artist and illustrator of more than 50 children’s books including the Kaya series for American Girl Books. He lives in Venice, Florida. NONFICTION/REGIONAL: WEST AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 64 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781933979632 RIGHTS: WORLD

Despite having been forced to flee to Mexico and die in obscurity, Tejano Juan Seguin is now recognized as a Texas hero. From his family’s early support of settlers such as Stephen F. Austin to his years in the Texas Senate and as mayor of Bexar, this biography celebrates the life of Juan Seguin and his heroic efforts in securing Texas’s independence. When the fight for a separate state began, Juan recruited a company of Mexican ranchers and joined the Texans in battle. Despite having ultimately risen to lieutenant colonel after the Battle of San Jacinto and his three-term service in the Texas Senate, American newcomers to San Antonio—who held themselves above the native families—branded him a Mexican sympathizer and, fearing for his life, he fled to Mexico. This complete biography not only tells of an extraordinary Texas hero, but also inspires children to go beyond societal expectations to fight for their beliefs. William Chemerka is the founder of the Alamo Society and the author of Gregorio Esparza: Alamo Defender and Music of the Alamo. He lives in Potomac, Maryland. Don Collins is a freelance illustrator and is the author of Traces of Forgotten Places and the illustrator of David Crockett: Hero and Legend and Goat Tails: The Izzy Journals. He lives in Arlington, Texas. NONFICTION/REGIONAL: WEST AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 64 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781933979793 RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS JUNE

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Hetty

Aussie Legends

A True Story

Tom Baddeley Illustrations by Tracey Gibbs

Hetty Verolme “A powerful and chilling account . . . candid and vivid.” —Australian “This is an arresting book . . . an uplifting story.” —Australian Book Review • Author’s previous book sold more than 18,000 copies An extraordinary story of the struggle and survival of a group of children in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, this autobiographical tale details the motherly role adopted by the adolescent author during her time in the camp. Adapted from her original autobiography written for adults, this moving memoir— edited and pared back for a younger audience—reveals how Hetty and her siblings survived after they were taken from their parents and encamped at the Children’s House in Belsen, Germany. A remarkable and largely untold account of the Holocaust, this work is an inspirational story of the enduring spirit of children. Hetty Verolme was born in Belgium and in 1943 was sent to the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. After surviving she emigrated to Australia and was appointed to the Australian Ethnic Affairs Council. She is the author of The Children’s House of Belsen. NONFICTION/BIOGRAPHY, 288 PAGES, 5.25 X 8 13 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781921361333 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL

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From divas to rabble-rousers, explorers to sports stars, on two legs and four, this book tells the stories of six famous—and infamous—Australians, including bushranger Ned Kelly, opera soprano Dame Nellie Melba, tennis player Evonne Goolagong, and Thoroughbred racehorse Phar Lap. Told in rollicking rhyme and featuring bright illustrations and maps, the lighthearted and educational stories are filled with amazing facts and feats and are a great way to teach children about key figures in Australian history. Tom Baddeley runs the West Australian office of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, a national economic think-tank. He was formerly a journalist for the West Australian and television presenter for ABC and Channel Nine. Tracey Gibbs is a graphic designer and illustrator, who runs her own graphic design business. Her illustrations have appeared in Let’s Go Baby for the Western Australia state library and Spider Lies. NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 48 PAGES, 6.75 X 11.5 48 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781921361609 RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS APRIL


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Exploring Our Biomes (Boxed Set)

Skippy and Oaf Explore the Battles of the Immune System

South Africa

Craig Cousineau

Karoline Hanks

Children gain an understanding of how the body fights off disease at the molecular level and the consequences of immune cells gone wild in this lively science-based story. Skippy the very intelligent rat and his friend Oaf decide to accompany Uncle Boxer to the Mayo Clinic. Their journey passes quickly as they banter about how the body’s immune cells battle all types of bacterial and viral invaders. Conversations with Uncle Boxer’s neurologist Dr. Mo and others at the clinic broaden Skippy and Oaf’s knowledge of the body’s natural defense system. Not only do they learn about the body’s amazing ability to heal itself when properly cared for and the problems that occur when the immune system attacks the body’s own cells—as is the case with multiple sclerosis—but also about the workings of the central nervous system and its intricate relationship with the immune system. While on site, Skippy and Oaf also get an introduction to the processes involved in the conduction of scientific studies and clinical drug trials and their role in life-saving medical discoveries. Playful drawings throughout the book illustrate and clarify key concepts.

• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Examining five diverse and spectacular biomes, this collection explores the complexity and beauty of the various ecological community types that exist in South Africa. From the savannah and grasslands to the Albany thickets, each biome is detailed and includes information on climate, soils, plant and animal adaptations, and current conservation initiatives. Written for students, these concise, fact-filled references included activities, fun quizzes, and a selection of websites and resources for those wishing to further their scientific knowledge. Karoline Hanks is a freelance editor and writer. She has written more than 10 books, including Life Orientation and Life Sciences. EDUCATION RESOURCE/NONFICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7 370 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $108.00 (CAN $118.00)

ISBN: 9781770096790 RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA APRIL

Craig Cousineau is a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the author of Skippy and Oaf: The Battle Against Oxygen Radicals. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 180 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781933255569 RIGHTS: WORLD DNA PRESS APRIL

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No Thanks, but I’d Love to Dance Choosing to Live Smoke Free Jackie Reimer • Co-op available Conveying a positive, nonjudgmental message to children, this tale provides techniques for empowering them to refuse offers of tobacco in pursuit of a healthy, active lifestyle. Belle, an exuberant six-year-old, and her beloved Grandma Bee share a great love for dancing. As a result of tobacco use earlier in her life, Grandma Bee must now use an oxygen tank to assist in her breathing. Observant Belle, who cannot imagine life without dancing, consciously makes the lifelong choice to dance instead of smoke. Jackie Reimer is a writer. She lives in San Diego, California. PICTURE BOOKS/HEALTH, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 32 PAGES, 8 X 10 14 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604430271 RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY APRIL

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The Survivorship Net A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer Jim Owens Illustrations by Bill Cass Foreword by Lance Armstrong • Co-op available Colorful and whimsical, this tale aims to put fears to rest and emphasize the important role of family, friends, and caregivers in the life of every cancer patient. On one level, it is a children’s story that allays anxiety and explains how kids can help their parents through treatment and recovery. On another level, it is a parable for all that uses the metaphor of a circus to illustrate how friends, family, and caregivers—through their actions, deeds, and support—can add threads to the patient’s and family’s safety nets as they participate in the high-wire act that is cancer. Jim Owens was an engineer, businessman, athlete, and avid cyclist. He received the Triumph Award from the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 2005, and he rode with Lance Armstrong during the Foundation’s 2004 Tour of Hope. Bill Cass is a shoe designer and illustrator for Nike who has done illustration work for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Lance Armstrong is an acclaimed athlete who won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven times. A survivor of testicular cancer, he is also the founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer research and support. He lives in Austin, Texas. NONFICTION/HEALTH, AGES 7 & UP, GRADES 2 & UP 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 22 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604430189 RIGHTS: US & CANADA AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY APRIL

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What’s Up with Richard?

What’s Up with Bridget’s Mom?

Medikidz Explain Leukemia

Medikidz Explain Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair, BSc, MBChB Illustrations by John Taddeo

Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair, BSc, MBChB Illustrations by John Taddeo

Employing a graphic novel format, this dynamic story explains complex medical information about leukemia in a straightforward yet entertaining way. The Medikidz are larger-than-life superheroes who live in Mediland, a living, moving virtual world within the human body. Each character is an expert on one component of human anatomy and the role it plays in fighting the disease. Using their extensive combined knowledge, the Medikidz conduct a journey through Mediland, exploring complex medical issues in a language and visual style that is attractive and accessible to tweens and teens. Appropriate humor and adventure are blended with accurate facts, so young readers can understand Richard’s illness and become aware of the support and care he needs.

In graphic novel format, this story explains breast cancer by simplifying medical information for the younger reader through the group of superheroes called the Medikidz, who live in Mediland, a living, moving virtual world within the human body. Both humor and adventure are combined with scientific facts and explanations facts about breast cancer, its treatment, and recovery, so young readers can understand Bridget’s mom’s illness and become aware of the support and tender loving care she needs.

Kim Chilman-Blair, BSc, MBChB, is a medical writer and the founder and CEO of Medikidz, a company dedicated to providing peer-reviewed health information to young people in comic book form. John Taddeo is a comic book writer and illustrator and the director of two award-winning animated shorts. He lives in New York City. GRAPHIC NONFICTION/HEALTH, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 32 PAGES, 6.5 X 10 116 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (NCR)

Kim Chilman-Blair, BSc, MBChB, is a medical writer and the founder and CEO of Medikidz, a company dedicated to providing peer-reviewed health information to young people in comic book form. John Taddeo is a comic book writer and illustrator and the director of two award-winning animated shorts. He lives in New York City. GRAPHIC NONFICTION/HEALTH, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 32 PAGES, 6.5 X 10 123 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781604430219 RIGHTS: US AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY APRIL

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The Adventures of Mali & Keela

The Mama Bamba Way Discover the Power and Pleasure of Childbirth

A Virtues Book for Children

Robyn Sheldon

Jonathan Collins Contribution by Janice Healey Illustrations by Jenny Cooper

“The stories, meditations, and lived experience in this book are powerful wisdom for expecting parents. It shows us concretely how to relax into, accept, and transform the fear and pain of birth by coming back to the present moment to be aware of our body and mind.” —Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen master, author, Peace Is Every Step

• Co-op available • Based on The Virtues Project™, a global network of schools, organizations, and communities committed to counteracting rising violence among youth and families Thirteen adventure stories introduce children to the concept of virtue and demonstrate how virtuous behavior can make the world a better place. Each tale is built around four of the 52 virtues that have been identified by The Virtues Project™, a global grassroots initiative that inspires the practice of virtues in everyday life. The collected stories bring the virtues to life in lively, entertaining adventure tales designed to be read aloud to young listeners. Each tale is followed by clear, age-appropriate definitions of the virtues for the adult reader and the young audience to explore. Discussion questions are also provided to draw the children into a conversation about each story. These interactive tools foster a more profound understanding of the virtues, help children put each virtue into context within their own experiences, and provide a rich environment for learning—while young and old enjoy the thrill of a well-told yarn. Jonathan Collins is a writer, an illustrator, a creative director, and a communications manager. Janice Healey is a poet and the author of several books for children. Jenny Cooper is a children’s book illustrator with a background in graphic design. FICTION/EDUCATION RESOURCE, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 144 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25 40 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781932181524 RIGHTS: WORLD PERSONHOOD PRESS JUNE

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“Incredibly insightful—all you need to know to connect with your baby and give birth lovingly are here.” —Jan Tritten, editor, Midwifery Today Drawn from ancient traditions, contemporary studies, women’s innate wisdom, and prompting from unborn children, this natural birth methodology takes pregnant women on a journey to realize the power and pleasure of childbirth. By focusing on the richness and magic in birth and its potential to transform, this gentle guide helps expectant mothers develop awareness of self, of baby, and of each birthing moment. Techniques for creating a relationship with the baby in the womb, surrendering into labor through dance, and using meditation and visualization are explored within. This holistic reference, complete with inspirational stories and breathtaking photography, also includes advice on choosing the right birth and caregiver, deciding if a Caesarean is the right choice, and coping with the loss of a baby. Robyn Sheldon is a midwife, an integration therapist, and a meditation facilitator who specializes in helping pregnant women release birth fear and create trauma free births. PARENTING & FAMILY CARE/SELF-HELP, 272 PAGES, 6.75 X 8.75 59 B & W PHOTOS, 4 LINE DRAWINGS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

ISBN: 9781844091898 RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM FINDHORN PRESS JUNE


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Healthy Mother, Healthy Child

A Moment’s Peace for Mothers

Creating Whole Families from the Inside Out Revised edition

A Mom’s Guide to Creating Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Elizabeth Irvine

Elizabeth Irvine

“Filled with inspirational ancient wisdom that is tempered with joy and practical information that is easily accessible for anyone. Elizabeth Irvine’s passionate dedication to the welfare of all children (and their mothers) radiates though this entire book.” —Denise Linn, author, Sacred Space, on the previous edition

• Co-op available

• Co-op available Mothers will discover new ways to attract balance and joy to their everyday lives and approach their family’s health from the inside out in this updated guidebook. In addition to expanding on wellness techniques such as yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, creative expression, and wholesome nutrition, and coupling the information with instructive photographs, this approachable edition features new practices such as aromatherapy and complementary therapies such as homeopathy. Integrating the best of Western and Eastern thought, the handbook shows that by establishing wellness in a family, day-to-day challenges and illnesses can be met from a position of strength and serenity. Elizabeth Irvine is a nurse and a spokesperson for healthy living who contributes to clubmom.com, realsavvymoms.com, and webelieveingirls.com. She is the author of A Moment’s Peace for Mothers. She lives in Houston, Texas. PARENTING & FAMILY CARE/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS 204 PAGES, 8 X 8 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Designed for those who may only have 10 minutes a day to call their own, this guide provides busy moms with the needed skills and techniques to create their own sense of peace and face daily challenges from a calm and grounded place. Maintaining that well-being comes from the inside, the guide teaches mothers to look at life with fresh eyes and to empower themselves to change the way they respond to their often chaotic and stressful environments. The step-by-step plans incorporate a series of relaxation techniques, hints for developing meaningful family rituals, instructions for gentle but powerful breathing, and body awareness skills that lay the groundwork for the development of peaceful moments that eventually lead to a life of steady, grounded calm. Elizabeth Irvine is a nurse and a spokesperson for healthy living who contributes to clubmom.com, realsavvymoms.com, and webelieveingirls.com. She is the author of Healthy Mother, Healthy Child. She lives in Houston, Texas. PARENTING & FAMILY CARE/SELF-HELP, 204 PAGES, 8 X 8 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781933979830 RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781933979823 (REPLACES 9780977617814) RIGHTS: WORLD BRIGHT SKY PRESS APRIL

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Keeping Kids Fit Proven Methods for Raising Strong, Active, Healthy Children Len Saunders “Through the Michael Phelps Foundation, I work to promote healthy, active lives, especially for children. It’s very important that children are active, and Len Saunders has spent the last three decades teaching children how to stay active and healthy.” —Michael Phelps, 14-time Olympic gold medalist “Keeping children active motivates them to be healthy in their adult lives. Len Saunders gives a simple blueprint for success that helps kids keep good habits.” —Tony Hawk, professional skateboarding champion • Co-op available Addressing the childhood obesity crisis that is facing today’s youth, this simple and effective guide to exercise and nutrition provides a comprehensive plan for encouraging children to live healthier, more active lifestyles. Not limited to diet alone, this guide examines the psychology behind sports and how parents can help to positively encourage their children to participate. Reducing the use of technology, keeping healthy sleep patterns, minimizing snacking, and staying hydrated are topics also addressed in this handbook, which helps parents make healthy lifestyles fun and exciting. Len Saunders was a consultant to the president’s council on physical fitness and sports and an American Heart Association spokesperson on the issue of childhood obesity. He is a contributor to Human Kinetics, Muscle & Fitness, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. He lives in Matawan, New Jersey. PARENTING & FAMILY CARE/FITNESS, 225 PAGES, 6 X 9 60 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781934184264 RIGHTS: WORLD LACHANCE PUBLISHING LLC MAY

Chapter 1 - The Obesity Epidemic Chapter 2 - The Benefits of Exercise Chapter 3 - Proper Nutrition and Healthy Snacking Chapter 4 - Drinking Water - Keeping Hydrated Chapter 5 - The Importance of Sleep Chapter 6 - Psychology of Physical Activity Chapter 7 - Healthy Programs Chapter 8 - Reducing Technology Chapter 9 - Creating Good Habits Chapter 10 - Benefits of Participating in Sports Chapter 11 - Rainy Day Activities Chapter 12 - Children and Dieting Chapter 13 - Walking Chapter 14 - Conclusion

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Down Syndrome An Introduction for Parents and Carers Third edition Cliff Cunningham “Much sensible and practical advice . . . discussed with unusual skill and clarity.” —Times Education Supplement “A godsend . . . [gives parents] the means of assessing the claims of the experts.” —Disability Now • Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies • Part of the Human Horizons series, which also includes ADHD (9780285638358) Updated to reflect the most current informaion in the field, this practical reference addresses the early reactions and feelings that parents may have as well as how a family can adapt when a child is diagnosed with Down syndrome. From birth to adulthood, the mental, motor, and social development of those living with the illness are explored in detail. Drawing from a comprehensive study of more than 160 children born with Down syndrome—the largest survey of its type ever carried out—this overview provides a sympathetic and understanding approach to this developmental disability, allowing parents to make the best decisions for their children’s future and their own. Cliff Cunningham is a visiting professor of applied psychology at Liverpool’s John Moores University and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the 2009 World Down Syndrome Congress. He is the author of Families and Their Children with Down’s Syndrome and Understanding Down Syndrome. PARENTING & FAMILY CARE/EDUCATION, 480 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 35 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780285636972 RIGHTS: US, CANADA & PHILIPPINES SOUVENIR PRESS APRIL

Reducing the Black Male Dropout Rate Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu • $20,000 marketing budget, co-op available • Advertising in Black Issues Book Review, Education Week, Negro Journal, Phi Delta Kappan, and Urban Education • Author tour to include Atlanta, Detroit, and New York City • Author’s previous books sold more than two million copies Outlining the 10 most significant reasons behind the high dropout rate amongst black male students, this guide provides more than 30 solutions towards addressing this national crisis. Revealing that currently close to one half of black males do not graduate from high school, this exploration pursues the causes behind this alarming statistic and looks at many angles of the issue, including poor parental involvement, low expectations from teachers, boredom, negative peer pressure, and lack of positive role models. The solutions presented—including smaller classes, single gender classrooms, relevant Afro-centric curriculums, cooperative learning, motivational speakers, and higher expectations from teachers—are designed to provide prevention strategies for administrators and teachers, as well as empowerment principles for students. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is a nationally recognized educational consultant and the author of more than 30 books, including 100+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children, Black Students. Middle Class Teachers., Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, and Raising Black Boys. He lives in Chicago. EDUCATION RESOURCE/AFRICAN AMERICAN 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 5 CHARTS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781934155226 RIGHTS: WORLD AFRICAN AMERICAN IMAGES AUGUST

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Great Group Games for Kids

Sentence CPR

150 Meaningful Activities for Any Setting Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor

Breathing Life into Sentences That Might as Well Be Pushing Up Daisies!

• Co-op available

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Building on the popularity of the bestselling Great Group Games, this new collection for the younger set shows teachers and group leaders how to make even the silliest activity meaningful. Complete with details on timing, supplies, set up, and suggested group size, this is the perfect grab-and-go resource for anyone working with elementary school age children. Far from frivolous, each “play with purpose” game concludes with discussion questions to build positive identity, friendship skills, and a host of other character traits kids need to succeed. Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor are nationally recognized trainers and program consultants in the youth and community development field. As cofounders of the Center for Asset Development, they have equipped youth and adults in agencies such as the YMCA of the USA, Americorps, and the Tennessee Department of Health. They are the coauthors of Building Character from the Start, Great Group Games, and Ready to Go Service Projects. Susan Ragsdale lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Ann Saylor lives in Pleasant View, Tennessee. EDUCATION RESOURCE/ACTIVITY 228 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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ISBN: 9781574822847 RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA, ASIA, & THE MIDDLE EAST SEARCH INSTITUTE PRESS AUGUST

Great Group Games 9781574821963 $16.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Practical and fun, this dynamic guide for both student writers and English teachers dispenses quirky remedies—with a generous dose of humor—for sentences suffering from ailments such as detail deficiency, passive voice fatigue, weak verbs, and word overdose. Providing teachers with tools to improve middle and high school student writing, the lessons show how to write interesting sentences through samples of stellar sentences, practice exercises, and skill-boosting activities. Phyllis Beveridge Nissila has taught middle school, high school, and community college classes for more than 20 years. She currently teaches adult basic education courses at a community college and private literature and writing classes for homeschooled students. She lives in Eugene, Oregon. EDUCATION RESOURCE, 84 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781877673979 RIGHTS: WORLD COTTONWOOD PRESS, INC. APRIL


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1-2-3 Magic

Good Night Beach

Thomas W. Phelan, PhD

Adam Gamble Illustrations by Cooper Kelly

PARENTING & FAMILY CARE 224 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781889140162 PARENTMAGIC, INC.

I Need My Monster

BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO PRE-K 20 PAGES, 6 X 6, BOARD BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9781602190023

Jonas Brothers Forever

Thad Krasnesky Illustrations by David Parkins

NONFICTION/MUSIC, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4 –7, 144 PAGES, 8 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5 TO 7, GRADES K TO 2, 32 PAGES, 10 X 10 CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $16.95) FLASHLIGHT PRESS

1-2-3 Magic for Teachers

Art Is Fundamental

ISBN: 9780979974625

EDUCATION RESOURCE, 224 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $21.95)

FLASHLIGHT PRESS

ISBN: 9781889140179

Susan Janic

ISBN: 9781550228519 ECW PRESS

ISBN: 9780979974649

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Amanda Noll Illustrations by Howard McWilliam Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, and Sarah Jane Schonour, MA PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–8, GRADES K–3, 32 PAGES, 10 X 10 CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way

Eileen S. Prince EDUCATION RESOURCE, 200 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

The Hotel Under the Sand Kage Baker

ISBN: 9781569762165

FICTION, AGES 9–12, GRADES 4–7, 144 PAGES, 6 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $8.00 (CAN $8.95)

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ISBN: 9781892391896 TACHYON PUBLICATIONS

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Good Night Ocean Mark Jasper Illustrations by Cooper Kelly BOARD BOOKS, AGES UP TO 3, GRADES UP TO P, 28 PAGES, 6 X 6 BOARD BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

Heading Home with Your Newborn

A Kid’s Guide to Latino History

Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

Valerie Petrillo

ISBN: 9781602190368

PARENTING & FAMILY CARE 306 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $21.95)

OUR WORLD OF BOOKS

ISBN: 9781581101577 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

ACTIVITY/NONFICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 2–4, 208 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781556527715 CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS

World War II for Kids Richard Panchyk Foreword by Sen. John McCain NONFICTION, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 4 & UP 176 PAGES, 11 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781556524554 CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS

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NEW PUBLISHER BACKLIST TITLES American Cancer Society

Kids’ First Cookbook American Cancer Society

Because . . . Someone I Love Has Cancer American Cancer Society This inspired publication is designed to address the basic goals of therapeutic support for children who have a loved one with cancer and includes activities that offer ways to discover inner strengths and enhance self-esteem.

From the simplest snacks and drinks to masterful meals, kids create their own masterpieces using step-by-step illustrations and learn to make healthy and wholesome food choices that will benefit them for a lifetime. NONFICTION, AGES 5–12, GRADES PRE-K–7 96 PAGES, 8 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9780944235195 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Mom and the Polka-Dot Boo-Boo Eileen Sutherland Illustrations by Maggie Sutherland An informative and reassuring story, this book helps families talk about breast cancer, gently preparing children for what lies ahead in the weeks and months following their mother’s diagnosis. NONFICTION, AGES 2–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 24 PAGES, 8 X 8 CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780944235874

ACTIVITY, AGES 6–12, GRADES K–7 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 SPIRAL, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

ISBN: 9780944235324 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Let My Colors Out Courtney Filigenzi Illustrations by Shennen Bersani

Healthy Me Grace Hawthorne Illustrations by Eileen C. Blyth Exploring the world through nine updated fairy tales from diverse cultures, this activity book teaches and encourages healthy living through mazes, matching, and word finds. ACTIVITY, AGES 5–8, GRADES PRE-K–3 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9780944235461 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

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This comforting book walks young children of cancer patients through the range of emotions they’re likely to encounter and provides a message of hope. A young boy uses color to express a range of emotions as his mother undergoes cancer treatment. NONFICTION, AGES 2–5, GRADES PRE-K–K 16 PAGES, 8 X 8 CLOTH, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781604430110 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Nana, What’s Cancer? Beverlye Hyman Fead and Tessa Mae Hamermesh Illustrations by Shennen Bersani Tessa is a 10-year-old girl who wants to understand the confusing world of cancer and then to be able to explain it to other children. She embarks on her quest by asking questions of her Nana. NONFICTION, AGES 5–12, GRADES PRE-K–7 64 PAGES, 8 X 10 CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604430103 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY


CHILDREN’S, PARENTING & EDUCATION TITLES

New Publisher Backlist

Our Dad Is Getting Better

Our Mom Is Getting Better

The Dredgersaurus

Alex Silver, Emily Silver, and Anna Rose Silver

Alex Silver, Emily Silver, and Anna Rose Silver

Kim Scott Illustrations by Peter Kendall

Written for children whose fathers are cancer survivors, this thoughtful and engaging book address important survivorship issues to help families move on after treatment ends.

Written for children whose mothers are cancer survivors, this thoughtful and engaging book address important survivorship issues to help families move on after treatment ends.

A series of unexpected events occur when a dredgersaurus gets loose on the beach in this delightfully illustrated holiday adventure.

NONFICTION, AGES 4–8, GRADES PRE-K–3 32 PAGES, 8 X 10 CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

NONFICTION, AGES 4–8, GRADES PRE-K–3 32 PAGES, 8 X 10 CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780944235867

ISBN: 9780944235850

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 10 & UP 16 PAGES, 8 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $9.00 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9781863683074 FREMANTLE PRESS

Fremantle Press

No More Borders for Josef

Our Mom Has Cancer Abigail Ackermann and Adrienne Ackermann A humorous, honest, and hopeful account of the year that Abigail and Adrienne's mother underwent treatment for breast cancer. NONFICTION, AGES 4–8, GRADES PRE-K–3 32 PAGES, 8 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $8.95 (CAN $9.95)

ISBN: 9780944235164 CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9780944235317 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Diana Chase

Destroying Avalon Kate McCaffrey When Avalon moves to the city her life is turned upside down. Starting at a new high school, she finds herself at the center of a brutal cyber-bullying campaign. As the threats escalate, she wonders if anyone is safe. FICTION, 264 PAGES, 5 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $13.00 (CAN $14.00)

Orphaned in the brutal Balkans conflict, 13-year-old Josef is forced to flee across the border. Frightened, angry, and deeply traumatized, he is plucked to safety by an Australian uncle he never knew existed. Josef battles with a new language, a strange landscape, and a feisty cousin named Karina. Working at a native animal refuge saves him from desolation, but Josef will need to save the animals when they need him most.

ISBN: 9781921064579

FICTION, 256 PAGES, 5 X 8 3 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $12.00 (CAN $13.95)

FREMANTLE PRESS

ISBN: 9781921064371 FREMANTLE PRESS

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Hal Spacejock series Simon Haynes

Shutterspeed A. J. Betts

Hal Spacejock

Hal Spacejock 3: Just Desserts

Second edition

Second edition

An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save his ship; an aging robot is trusted with a midnight landing in a deserted field; and a desperate businessman is prepared to sacrifice both of them to get what he wants in the hilarious science fiction adventures of cargo businessman Hal Spacejock.

Three simmering planets, two cocky spacemen, and one huge mess make for hilarious adventures with Hal. 352 PAGES

ISBN: 9781921064395

Living alone with his silent father and the shadow cast by his long-dead mother, Dustin waits, wanting only to slip under the radar and survive what’s left of high school and through his work at the photo lab. Then one Sunday, a single photo gets stuck in the processor and it changes everything and the past swings full-circle to haunt him. FICTION, 160 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.00 (CAN $14.00)

ISBN: 9781921361203 FREMANTLE PRESS

400 PAGES

ISBN: 9781920731892

The World According to Warren

Hal Spacejock 4: No Free Lunch

Incompetent Hal and his long-suffering metal sidekick, Clunk, are back with another round of interplanetary chaos.

When Hal ducks out for a quick coffee date with an attractive young woman, he thinks his luck has finally changed—but under the crust of Planet D swarms a dangerous mass of creepy-crawlies who may have something to say about Hal’s luck.

368 PAGES

352 PAGES

ISBN: 9781921064661

ISBN: 9781921361081

Hal Spacejock 2: Second Course

Warren is a guide dog with an inflated ego who has always known that he was born with a good heart and destined for great things. A working dog with big responsibilities, his particular views of the world are presented. FICTION, AGES 4–12, 36 PAGES, 6 X 9 17 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

FICTION, AGES 10 & UP, 4.5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.00) FREMANTLE PRESS

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Craig Silvey Illustrations by Sonia Martinez

ISBN: 9781920731212 FREMANTLE PRESS


CHILDREN’S, PARENTING & EDUCATION TITLES

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Focus Medica Pte. Ltd.

Djomi Dream Child Creatures of the Rainforest Junior Animated Atlas of Human Anatomy and Physiology Edited by Focus Medica Pte Ltd In this enjoyable animated atlas, the human systems are graphically explained in animations that help kids explore human anatomy, identify organs, and learn where these organs are located and what they do. EDUCATION RESOURCE, 5.5 X 10 CD-ROM, $299.00 (CAN $328.95)

ISBN: 9789814206839

Anna Eqlitis Illustrations by Warren Brim and Anna Eglitis Detailing the red-eyed green tree frog that lives high in the rainforest canopy and the ants that weave threads of silk, among other fascinating inhabitants, this book unlocks the secrets of a Queensland rainforest. PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 6 & UP, GRADES K & UP 64 PAGES, 8.5 X 10 1 COLOR PHOTO, 52 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $22.00)

ISBN: 9781875641994

Christopher Fry Illustrations by Delphine Sarago-Kendrick The little dream child placed herself in a giant coneshell and floated downstream towards the coast of Maningrida. As she was swept along, she sailed past the sacred Dreaming waterhole called Djomi. It was in this sacred place where her destiny lay, where all her dreams would become reality. FICTION, AGES 6–12, GRADES K–7 32 PAGES, 10 X 8.5 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781875641826 MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

FOCUS MEDICA PTE LTD

Magabala Books Aboriginal Corp.

Jirrbal Rainforest Dreamtime Stories Desert Dog Pat Lowe and Jimmy Pike

The Cowboy Frog Hylton Laurel Following the adventures of a heroic frog who becomes the a local legend, this story describes how he catches snakes, goannas, and barramundi to eat them all for dinner. FICTION, AGES 6–10, GRADES K–5 24 PAGES, 6 X 6.5 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $5.95 (CAN $5.95)

A magical tale about Spinifex, a dingo pup, and his adventures with his adopted family, this book provides an analogy with Aboriginal peoples' first contact with Europeans. FICTION, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 3 & UP 80 PAGES, 6.5 X 10 14 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 3 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $14.00)

ISBN: 9781875641352

Maisie ‘Yarrcali’ Barlow Witty moral fables with delightfully drawn animal characters that illustrate the lifestyle of the Jirrbalngan. Their hunting and gathering techniques in the rainforests of far north Queensland are unique and intriguing. FICTION, AGES 7 & UP, GRADES 1 & UP 64 PAGES, 10.5 X 9 46 COLOR ILLUSTRATION TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $21.00)

ISBN: 9781875641062 MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

ISBN: 9781875641857 MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

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New Publisher Backlist

Kakadu Calling

The Lizard Gang

Tjarany Roughtail

Jane Garlil Christophersen

Kirra Somerville Illustrations by Grace Fielding

Gracie Green and Joe Tramachi Illustrations by Lucille Gill

Together, Zed, Boo, Eliza, and Zoro are a spirited gang of monitor lizards who learn the meaning of teamwork when they work together to escape a raging flood.

From the Kukatja people of Western Australia’s remote Kimberley Region, each story is complemented by beautiful artworks that visually explain each story using traditional dot paintings.

From “Dinky the Dingo” to “Finding My Way Home” this engaging collection reveals the wonders of daily life in the bush and includes messages about caring for the environment and retaining culture. FICTION, AGES 8–12, GRADES 2–7 64 PAGES, 5 X 8 1 B & W PHOTO, 28 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.00)

FICTION, AGES 3–10, GRADES PRE-K–5 28 PAGES, 8.5 X 10 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781921248009

ISBN: 9781875641895

MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

FICTION, AGES 6 & UP, GRADES K & UP 64 PAGES, 9 X 10.5 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 CHARTS, 2 TABLES, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781875641307 MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

Kuiyku Mabaigal Waii & Sobai

The Outback

Alick Tipoti and Aidan Laza

Second edition

A traditional children's story from the Torres Strait Islands, this book is about the warrior society that existed in Australia's northern islands before the coming of the missionaries.

Annaliese Porter Illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft

FICTION, AGES 9 & UP, GRADES 3 & UP 32 PAGES, 8 X 9.5 1 COLOR PHOTO, 29 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $13.95)

FICTION, AGES 3–12, GRADES PRE-K–7 28 PAGES, 8 X 10 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Capturing the Australian outback in all its moods, this moving bush ballad is about the country’s vast interior.

ISBN: 9781875641406

ISBN: 9781921248047 (REPLACES 9781875641864)

MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

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Us Mob Walawurru David Spillman and Lisa Wilyuka Exploring cultural difference and untold history through the eyes of Ruby, a young Aboriginal girl, this story is set in Central Australia in the 1960s. FICTION, AGES 10 & UP, GRADES 5 & UP 64 PAGES, 6 X 9 2 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781875641871 MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION


CHILDREN’S, PARENTING & EDUCATION TITLES

New Publisher Backlist

Making Tracks series

Wandihnu and the Old Dugong Elizabeth Wymarra and Wandihnu Wymarra Illustrations by Benjamin Hodges One day Wandihnu’s mother tells her that she is going on a holiday to visit her aka (grandmother) on Badu Island in the Torres Strait. It is time for Wandihnu to learn about her family who come from this faraway island off the north coast of Australia. FICTION, AGES 6–12, GRADES K–7 28 PAGES, 9 X 10, 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 21 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781921248184 MAGABALA BOOKS ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

National Museum of Australia

Across the Dark Sea

Daisy Sunshine

Wendy Orr Illustrations by Donna Rawlins

Susanne Gervay Illustrations by Teresa Culkin-Lawrence

Trung's adventure begins in the dead of night when he and his father escape the soldiers with guns—but what awaits them across the dark sea?

Daisy and her mom have just moved into the Grand Private Hotel belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Papadopolous. It's all new and strange, but Nina, Old Dot, the Colonel, and especially Rainbow Rose are there to help them make a new life for themselves.

$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781876944452

$11.95 (CAN $12.95)

Antarctic Close-up Hazel Edwards Illustrations by Meegan Parkee John loves to fiddle with things; but when he connects a broken webcam to an old telescope, he is in for a shock. Suddenly he finds himself looking back in time, caught up in a very cool Antarctic adventure.

ISBN: 9781876944674

The Day I Was History Jackie French Illustrations by Christina Booth

$11.95 (CAN $12.95)

Sam's Saturday begins like any other, but he is soon battling wind, flames, and blackened skies as he desperately tries to find his way home.

ISBN: 9781876944544

TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781876944551

Caravan Kids Libby Hathorn Illustrations by Julie Connor

ABC: National Museum of Australia National Museum of Australia Journeying through Australia's social history, this alphabet book illustrates each letter with an exquisitely photographed object from the National Museum of Australia's collections, from “anchor” to “zip.” PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 60 PAGES, 7 X 7, 26 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $12.50 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781876944179 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA PRESS

Sally Smyth desperately wants an adventure—what better place to find one than spending the summer in a caravan at the beach? Soon Sally encounters pirate ships and beach rescues, but is she ready to take them on?

The Hold-up Heroes Dianne Bates Illustrations by Kathryn Wright

$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

When Polly and James accidentally overhear a gang of bush rangers plotting to hold up the governor, their first thought is to tell their parents and become heroes for saving the day. They soon find out, however, that their dad might be helping wrong side

ISBN: 9781876944445

$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781876944384 FICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 1–4, 64 PAGES, 5 X 7 1 COLOR PHOTO, 18 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA PRESS

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New Publisher Backlist

Making Tracks series, continued

One Perfect Day

Ray’s Olympics

Robbie and the Dolphins

Jackie French Illustrations by Peter Bray

Libby Gleeson Illustrations by David Cox

Justin D’Ath Illustrations by Jessica Johnson

Billy's having a really bad day: he has no family, no friends, no fun—and now he has to save his four-legged friend, Dusty, from certain death! Will the strangers by the side of the road be able to help him before it's too late?

Ray lied to the school bullies, and now he has to find a way into the Olympics before the Leary boys make mincemeat out of him. $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Robbie can't swim or play games, and everyone treats him like a baby. With one gust of wind, however, things start getting very interesting.

ISBN: 9781876944438

$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

The Red Camel

ISBN: 9781876944407

The Other Side Sally Morgan Illustrations by Teresa Culkin-Lawrence Things are not going well for Alex: he is going to be filmed by a national news crew standing next to his tree-hugging, sloganyelling, long-haired grandfather—how embarrassing! But there just may be a little more going on with Grandpa and his friends than Alex realizes. $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781876944568

A Penny to Remember Kirsty Murray Illustrations by Peter Bray When George is sentenced to seven years of hard labor in Van Diemen's Land, his only thoughts are of his sister Hannah. What can he give her to remember him when he is so far away? $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781876944537

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ISBN: 9781876944421 Kirsty Murray Illustrations by Teresa Culkin-Lawrence Ruby doesn't like working for the Nortons and wants to go back to Alice Springs to live with her mom. Will Idris, the boy who works with the camels, help her return home?

The Saw Doctor Gary Crew Illustrations by David Cox Jo Boy's mother has warned him to stay away from gypsies. When he comes across a bright, shiny caravan one day, however, his curiosity gets the better of him.

$11.95 (CAN $12.95)

$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781876944698

ISBN: 9781876944414

River Boy

Seams of Gold

Anthony Hill Illustrations by Donna Rawlins

Christopher Cheng Illustrations by Donna Rawlins

When Nat is asked to help out on a paddle steamer, he gets to live his dream—and even get paid for it! But he also has a secret that could risk not only his own life but the lives of the entire crew.

Danny knows that he must respect his uncle and do as he says, even if that means joining him on a sewing trip to the goldfields. Danny would rather be anywhere else— until he takes things into his own hands.

$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

$11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781876944391

ISBN: 9781876944520 FICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 1–4, 64 PAGES, 5 X 7 1 COLOR PHOTO, 18 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA PRESS


CHILDREN’S, PARENTING & EDUCATION TITLES

Making Tracks series, continued

New Publisher Backlist

Parthian Books

Tai, Troll and the Black & White Cow Siani Shetland Anwen Francis Beca Lewis was hoping for the fluffy toy pony she had seen in the store window, but on her birthday there was only an envelope from her parents on the table. She didn't know, however, that she would soon be hugging her own real, live pony.

Tibby’s Leaf Ursula Dubosarsky Illustrations by Peter Bray

FICTION, AGES 9–11, 84 PAGES, 5 X 7.8 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

Lewis Davies Tai and the Tremorfa troll are off to visit Aunt Senni, who lives under the bridge over the big mountain. It's a long way, but when they get there, it's market day—and the troll has five gold pieces in his pocket. FICTION, AGES 3–5, 30 PAGES, 7.9 X 7.9 25 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781905762644 PARTHIAN BOOKS/TROLL CARNIVAL

ISBN: 9781905762620 PARTHIAN BOOKS/TROLL CARNIVAL

Tibby feels like everything is going wrong when her big brother Clarence grows up. He doesn't want to play with her any more and says that pixies only exist in books. But if that's true, what exactly did Tibby see in the bush, peering out from behind a leaf?

Waterford Press

$11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781876944681

Turning the Page Felicity Pulman Illustrations by David Cox Working as a children's nurse in the big house, Maggie finds a copybook and decides to teach herself to read. She knows she shouldn't really take the book, and things only get worse when the mistress sends her home in disgrace. $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781876944704 FICTION, AGES 7–9, GRADES 1–4 64 PAGES, 5 X 7 1 COLOR PHOTO, 18 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA PRESS

In God’s Kitchen James Kavanagh

Tai and the Tremorfa Troll Lewis Davies Illustrations by Hayley Acreman This charming story tells the tale of Tai, who lives in Tremorfa and spends time fishing and and enjoying the troll who lives at the bottom of Mrs Griffiths' garden. FICTION, AGES 3–5, 20 PAGES, 5.7 X 8 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

With the comfort of Seuss-like rhyming and the whimsical analogy of God as a cook, this beautifully illustrated and charming tale celebrates the diversity of life on Earth and the relationships between all living things. FICTION, 32 PAGES, 12 X 9 CLOTH, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781583552414 WATERFORD PRESS/ A POCKET NATURALIST GUIDE

ISBN: 9781905762484 PARTHIAN BOOKS/TROLL CARNIVAL

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Children’s Nature Activity Books James Kavanagh Designed to complement the K–12 curriculum, these entertaining activity books feature dozens of nature-related games, quizzes, and classroom activities that engage children in seashore life, nature, and natural sciences.

African Wildlife Nature Activity Book

Dinosaurs Nature Activity Book 32 PAGES

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Nature Activity Book

32 PAGES

ISBN: 9781583552575

32 PAGES

ISBN: 9781583552599

ISBN: 9781583552643

Ducks Nature Activity Book Arctic Wildlife Nature Activity Book

32 PAGES

ISBN: 9781583552582

32 PAGES

Seashore Life Nature Activity Book 64 PAGES

ISBN: 9781583552612

Great Lakes Wildlife Nature Activity Book

ISBN: 9781583552018

Australian Wildlife Nature Activity Book

32 PAGES

Southwest Desert Wildlife Nature Activity Book

ISBN: 9781583552636

32 PAGES,

ISBN: 9781583552605

32 PAGES

Mammals Nature Activity Book

ISBN: 9781583552629

64 PAGES

Birds Nature Activity Book

ISBN: 9781583552032

64 PAGES

ISBN: 9781583552025

Pond Life Nature Activity Book 64 PAGES

ISBN: 9781583552001

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ACTIVITY, AGES UP TO 18, GRADES UP TO 12 8 X 10, TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $6.95) EACH WATERFORD PRESS/ A POCKET NATURALIST GUIDE ACTIVITY BOOK


IPG Kids Spring 2010